Saturday, August 31, 2019

Newsweek Post Says Cannibalism Natural, Reasonable

                 Two psychologists from Lancaster University suggested in a recent Newsweek article that it might be time for humans to rethink their aversion to cannibalism. Though consuming human flesh—or anthropophagy—is considered the “ultimate taboo,” they note that it is found throughout the animal kingdom, even among some mammals, and is therefore something natural. The authors aver that there is nothing inherently evil about eating human flesh, but that careful reasoning over the merits of cannibalism is usually “overridden by our feelings of repulsion and disgust.” While not condoning the practice, they note that this revulsion is not based on reason and may even contradict reason. They cite the 1972 Andes plane crash, after which the survivors waited until they were near starvation before “succumbing to reason and eating those who had already died” as supporting evidence of this claim.

    The psychologists say that even if we could shed the taboo against eating human flesh, “we can’t silence our thoughts about the person it came from,” ergo the “bias” against cannibalism still persists. If only we were more progressive.
                They also note that “philosophers have argued that burying the dead could be wasteful in the context of the fight against world hunger.” This is not the type of recycling I want to think about. It is taking the concept of “waste not, want not” way too far. Let’s just all agree to make a lot more Ramen noodles instead of eating Bob and Betty, okay?
                Bizarrely, I’m sure that eating human flesh is the one form of meat ingestion that vegans would support. Whereas “meat is murder” when referring to the consumption of animals, eating humans would help animals and reduce man-caused global warming. “Cannibalism is caring!” That’s a perfect progressive slogan if I’ve ever heard one.
                While the authors make it clear they are not actually advocating cannibalism, it is still creepy to think and talk about-- even in a purely academic and “reasonable” sense. Almost every other taboo one can think of has fallen by the wayside or is on the brink of doing so…often in a remarkably short period of time.
    I don’t want to wake up one day soon to find that cannibalism is now a mere faux pas. Or even something considered slightly more egregious than jaywalking, but not nearly as bad as failing to use someone’s preferred pronoun.

Friday, August 30, 2019

When The Music's Over

               The left distorts or destroys everything it comes across. Art, history, the un-woke. Even concepts such as truth…… or fun.
                I was thinking of this the other day while listening to songs by the Beach Boys and yearning for a more innocent time in America. It is well-nigh impossible to listen to a Beach Boys song and not feel energized and uplifted, feet or hands keeping time with the joyous, bouncy beat. But this is not how a True Believer of leftist dogma feels or thinks of the music. Or anything else. Grievance-mongers of the Politically Correct School of Perpetual Offense profoundly disagree with the classical view of the arts as being a creative endeavor to celebrate and elevate the human condition. Indeed, they see “art” as a way to denigrate and dismantle such traditional notions by “pushing the envelope,” shocking and repulsing those exposed to it, that they may see things in a different, if perverted, light.
                Progressives see “Beach Boys” and think: “Beach Boys? Why not girls? Or, better yet, the genderfluid? Also, we’re steadily losing our beaches due to the melting glaciers caused by man-induced global warming and climate change. Very insensitive. Is it really just a coincidence that beach rhymes with ‘bleach,’ a term for whitening things? And with ‘breech,’ which is part of a gun?!! OMG, this is all a dog-whistle, a call for arming masculine white supremacists!!! Their music should be banned and all references to the group permanently expunged from history! Triggering! Triggering! Where’s the nearest ‘safe space?!’ I’ve been traumatized!”
                Even a cursory glance at the lyrics to Beach Boys songs would send an entitled leftist snowflake into paroxysms of fear and loathing:

                “We always take my car ‘cuz it’s never been beat
                And we’ve never missed yet with the girls we meet
                None of the guys go steady ‘cuz it wouldn’t be right
                To leave their best girl home on a Saturday night”

    “Seriously? Talk about ableist and sexist! ‘Never been beat?’ Good for you. ‘Best’ girl? What about the not so good ones, or the differently-gendered such as the genderqueer, the Two-Spirited or the non-binary?
    “Even the group’s song titles are problematic at best. ‘Barbara Ann?’ Wouldn’t it have been more inclusive to have called that song ‘Barbara Dan?’ And ‘Good Vibrations?’ Really? This group was from Southern California? Hello?! Earthquakes are common in California! Those vibrations are not ‘good,’ insensitive louts! 
    “And, what’s with all the songs about cars? Wasn’t the group aware of the damage car’s emissions inflict on our Mother Earth? We must ban the internal combustion engine! And music by the likes of the Beach Boys and Lynyrd Skynyrd! (‘Sweet Home Alabama?’ Could they be more in-your-face? A hex on the deplorable red necks).  

                “Surfing, cruising, dating, fun…freedom. Who gave them those rights?

    “Fortunately, their time has passed. That era is gone.

    “It’s all fun, fun, fun until we come and take your freedoms—and Freebirds—away!"

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Lord's Prayer--Updated, Progressive Version!

Our Mother, who art in Earth,

Hallowed be zir name.

Thy Queendom come.

Thy will be done on Earth,

As it is in Utopia.

Give us this day our daily weed.

And renew for us our bus passes,

As we forgive those now here illegally.

And lead us not into religion,

But deliver us from Republicans.

For thine is the queendom,

The flowering, and the story,

For ever and ever.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

CNN's Chris Cuomo Implies Trump Doesn't Age, So Doesn't Care

CNN anchor Fredo Chris Cuomo said that President Donald Trump simply may not care as much about the country as his predecessors, because he hasn’t visibly aged as much as they did. On Tuesday, August 20th, Cuomo remarked on Fredo “Cuomo Prime Time,” CNN’s top-rated show, "It's been almost three years since Trump won the presidency. He looks exactly the same." He added: "His hair is—I don't know what's going on with that. But he may do things that presidents in the past haven't done to augment their physical reality, but it could also be he doesn't care the way others have.” The CNN Godfather was apparently moved to comment on the president telling reporters that “nothing” kept him up at night. That comment apparently was enough to keep Cuomo up at night, causing him to say, "The president told us a very important truth tonight,” the first time he has ever accused Trump of telling the truth.
The feisty Italian “journalist” proceeded to show a clip of former President Obama stating that “a lot of things” kept him up at night when he was president, and added, “Maybe this president could use a sleepless night or two” and  “fewer hours in front of the TV and on the golf course.” Cuomo then exhibited side-by-side photos of Obama, former President George W. Bush, and former President Bill Clinton. The first was of each man before taking office and the second of each after leaving office. Of these, Cuomo noted: "I mean come on, look at Clinton's hair -- went white. George W. Bush looks like he got a beat down. Obama looks like his own grandfather ... this is a very hard job because of the stress they carry with them."
Cuomo rattled off a series of complaints about Trump’s performance, saying the president didn’t “deal with the trying business of compromise,” and created “discord for no reason.” Lefty-to-English translations: “Trump has an annoying habit of standing on principle” and “fights back against his opponents outrageous attacks.”
Conflating the appearance of a president upon leaving office with how much they cared about the job and the American people is a very strange—and superficial—way of judging their character. Obama spent more time on the golf course than Trump has, and his hair may have turned white from the stress of trying to “fundamentally transform America” while bowing—and kowtowing—to other nations great and small. “W” was too nice a person to get through eight years in Washington physically unscathed. When you’re always concerned what others think—even outright a**holes who hold you in contempt—it becomes much harder to consistently do only what you believe is right. And that conflict will beat a person down.
As for the Philanderer-in-Chief? Bill Clinton had countless sleepless nights while in the White House. Many things kept him up at night. Most of them were wearing short skirts. (“Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress, devil with the blue dress on”). This is why he routinely showed up for press conferences with sunken eyes and a snarky smirk on his face.
Should we hope that our presidents leave office looking like a cadaver? Did Teddy Roosevelt look younger than John Adams when they left office respectively? Did Harry Truman look better than Calvin Coolidge? How would JFK have appeared if he had survived eight years in the White House? These are not relevant questions.
Funny, Chris Cuomo—and many other television personalities-- don’t seem to age much. I don’t care. And, apparently, neither do they.  

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

CNN's "Reliable Sources" Guest Says Trump Worse Than Hitler, Stalin, Mao

                Dr. Allen Frances, the former chief of the Duke University Psychiatry Department, recently appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Brian Stelter. Bandy Lee, Yale’s resident psychiatrist-- and token Asian-- appeared on the same show, attempting to make the case that President Trump is mentally ill and unfit for the presidency, but Dr. Frances stole the show. He said that “medicalizing” politics has very dire consequences, among them the stigmatization of the mentally ill. He added: “I’ve known thousands of patients, almost all of them are well-behaved, well-mannered, good people. Trump is none of these.” He further stated that simply lumping Trump into the mentally ill category is a terrible insult to the mentally ill themselves, who, he noted, “have enough problems and stigma as it is.”
                Just warming up now, Dr. Frank opined: “Second, calling Trump crazy hides the fact that we’re crazy for having elected him and even crazier for allowing his crazy policies to persist.” Which means we are well-behaved, well-mannered, good people by the definition/testimony you just gave, doesn’t it, dumb ass?
                He ranted on, saying: “It’s crazy for us to be destroying the climate our children will live in. It’s crazy to be giving tax cuts to the rich that will add trillions of dollars to the debt our children will have to pay. It’s crazy to be destroying democracy by claiming that the press and the courts are the enemy of the people.” Stelter remained silent.
                Then Frances said: “Trump is as destructive a person in this century as Hitler, Stalin and Mao were in the last century. He may be responsible for many million more deaths than they were.” The latter three presided over the deliberate slaughter of 100 million souls. Dr. Frances himself is certifiable. A raging lunatic who should be prostrate on a couch pleading for help. Stelter remained silent. (He later claimed he didn’t hear Frances’ comments due to technical difficulties).
                 If one Googles “Reliable Sources,” one will come across the following description of the show: “Examines the media world—telling the story behind the story—how news and pop culture get made. Discussions revolve around media fairness and objectivity, with panels consisting of journalists from top television, digital and print news organizations. Regularly featured special one-on-one interviews with major media figures are also part of the Sunday morning show.” (Emphases mine).
                “Reliable Sources?” Ironic. “Re-Lie-able Sources” would be more like it. Can’t understand why the mainstream media has lost credibility with the American people. Hitler’s rants were no less objective than the insane attestations of “Dr.” Frances.
                Yet, in the interest of tolerance, good faith, and charity, I hereby post the scheduled topics for “Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter” for the coming months. (Viewers advised: topics subject to change without notice depending on current events):

                September 8: Did the Mayans build Manhattan?; Hitler was a Jew; The United States was behind the Crusades

                September 15: Earth flat after all!; Nixon funded “Killing Fields”; There will be no ice left on planet Earth by 2024 unless Democrat elected president

                September 22: World War II Japanese kamikaze attacks all a U.S. hoax; Ted Cruz a closet Satanist; Trump considered nuking Canada

                September 29: Acne getting more prevalent and worse due to man-caused global warming; Pence is pangender!; Trump to use nuclear weapons on Greenland if Denmark refuses to sell to U.S.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Reps. Tlaib, Omar Flaunting Vile Radicalism

Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), founding members of the U.S. Congress’ Muslim Sisterhood, recently planned a trip to Israel, a trip that Netanyahu revealed was to be funded by Miftah, a radically anti-Semitic organization with ties to Palestinian terrorism. According to The Washington Examiner, the group has promoted “Neo-Nazi material and the doctrine of ‘blood libel,’ which claims that Jews used Christian blood in the Jewish Passover.” The group has also “proudly praised female suicide bombers.” Omar and Tlaib have previously defended Palestinian terror attacks on Israel.
The Dogmatic Duo’s request to enter Israel was therefore temporarily denied. Then Tlaib, apparently with sad eyes and heavy heart, sent a letter to Israeli Interior Minister Ayreh Deri, pleading that she be allowed to see her elderly and ailing grandmother on the West Bank, as it would probably be her last chance to do so. Her request was quickly granted. Tlaib then declined the offer, prompting Deri to say: “I authorized this humanitarian trip, but it turns out that it was a provocation to embarrass Israel. Her hated for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother.” 
The two then took to Instagram to post a cartoon lampooning President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for allegedly silencing them. The cartoon shows Netanyahu’s hand covering Tlaib’s mouth and President Trump’s hand covering Omar’s. Turns out, Carlos Latuff, the “artist” responsible for the “cartoon,” is the self-same anti-Semite that finished second in something called the “International Holocaust Cartoon Contest” in 2006, hosted by Iran. Note that, to the left, a “Holocaust Cartoon Contest” is apparently okay, but anything treating Muhammed with less than absolute reverence is legitimate grounds for killing anyone and everyone involved. “Holocaust Cartoon Contest?” Do Iran’s Mullahs hold a “Cancer Cartoon Contest,” too? Or a “Pedophilia Parody Tournament?” Actually, I’m afraid I know the answer.
Tlaib was first to post the cartoon on Instagram, with the message: “The more they try to silence us, our voices rise. The more they try to weaken us, the stronger we become. The more they try to discredit us, the truth prevails.”

Sounds like she’s using the very words victims of the Holocaust might have spoken.

Conservatives and Trump supporters should take note.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Economist Concerned About Decrease In Global Poverty

                London’s The Economist recently touted an article about the many people around the globe who are rising out of poverty and are now able to afford to add meat to their diet. The magazine took to Twitter to promote the article, which was published in May and titled “Global meat-eating is on the rise, bringing surprising benefits.”
                The Twitter piece stated, “More people are eating meat around the world. That means they will live longer, healthier lives, but it is bad news for the environment.” Don’t they know how selfish they look? Geez, take one for the team, please! Save the environment, screw your health, budding meat eaters! Go back to eating grass and pinecones. Or at least use your newfound wealth to purchase macaroni and cheese, SpaghettiOs and Ramen noodles-- and spare the environment.
                The Economist’s take on the decrease in world poverty is ironic to say the least. It is also akin to saying, “The D-Day Invasion was successful and ultimately led to the defeat of Hitler and the rebirth of freedom across much of Europe, but it used up an awful lot of gasoline and petroleum products.”
    Who says the media focuses on the negative?  

Saturday, August 24, 2019

The 11th Hour With Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
MSNBC—Thursday, August 29nd, 2019

Brian Williams: “Welcome everyone to The 11th Hour with Brian Williams. We’re going to do something a bit different tonight. Former vice president and current front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, Joe Biden, is in studio with us tonight. Mr. Biden has kindly—and courageously-- consented to be interviewed on a full range of subjects. A pleasure to have you with us tonight, sir!”

Biden: “My pleasure, Brian. That’s the truth. And it is a fact.”

Williams: “What are your thoughts on the recent horrific mass shootings and on gun violence in general, sir?”

Biden: “Well, as you know, those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president, when other elected officials were basically cowering, not wanting to see them. Let’s face it, they did not want to face it on camera, ha, ha. So, I haven’t run from the issue.”

Williams: “Indeed. Where were you during the horrific mass shootings earlier this month?”

Biden: “The infamous tragedies in Houston and Michigan. So sad! I was actually in Houston when that mass murder took place. I just wish I would have been in that Wal-Mart. Maybe I could have saved some of the lives that Trump—and guns-- took.”

Williams: “I know what it’s like to be in harm’s way. You’ll recall that I was in a helicopter that was shot down over Iraq in 2003.”

Biden: “Yes, I remember it well. I was vice president at the time.”

Williams: “Sir, you were a Senator from Delaware from 1973 until 1999. What was your proudest achievement during that long, tumultuous time?”

Biden: “Well, Brian, I helped Al Gore invent the internet—I think we called it the ‘inter-web’ back then—and I was instrumental in helping end the Cold War. That’s something I take great pride in.”

Williams: “Understandably so, sir. Understandably so. I too take pride in the small role I played in helping to end the Cold War.”

Biden: “And what was that role, Brian?”

Williams: “It’s not common knowledge, for whatever reason, but I wrote President Reagan’s ‘Brandenburg Gate’ speech.”

Biden: “Wow. If I recall correctly, I was vice president at the time.”

Williams: “Here’s something that may stun the audience. Do you remember when you told me I was too young to be on Apollo 11? Fortunately, I was determined to go to the moon and Aldrin and Armstrong were cool about it.”

Biden: “That rings a bell. I think I was vice president at the time…”


Friday, August 23, 2019

San Francisco Overhauls Language To Avoid Offending Criminals

                San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has mandated new and improved language for referring to criminals and addicts. The new lingo is sanitized for their protection. (Certainly not ours). The city’s officials adopted the changes recently, banishing words they feel marginalize criminals in favor of more politically correct terms.
                The word “offender” is out, as it is offensive. Duh! We’re afraid to offend offenders? “Addict” has been shown the door as well, because-- I guess-- it makes one sound like someone who’s addicted to something. From now on a criminal released from prison will be known as a “formerly incarcerated person,” or a “returning resident,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Returning resident? That sounds like Aunt Edna coming back from vacation, not an ex-con coming back from the slammer.
                A drug addict will become “a person with a history of substance use,” while a convicted felon will henceforth be called a “justice-involved person.” That makes it sound like he or she is a good guy, probably in law enforcement, certainly not a dangerous criminal. Similarly, a juvenile “delinquent” will henceforth be termed a “young person impacted by the juvenile justice system.” It will then be unclear if he was the perpetrator or the victim. That is likely the point. To progressives, there’s no difference between perps and law-abiding citizens, really, just as there’s no objective difference between men and women.
            The local officials claim the new language will help change people’s views about those who commit crimes. One can almost hear them thinking: “We certainly don’t want to stigmatize crime and bad behavior! Wonder why we have so much crime and bad behavior?”
                Leftists don’t understand the simple laws and realities of life. Or they refuse to accept them. They are generally unfamiliar with Natural Law, don’t approve of the idea of supply and demand, and refuse to acknowledge that there are only two sexes.
                We already call illegal aliens “undocumented immigrants.” Can’t accuse them of breaking the law, even though that is precisely what they did—the very first thing they did-- upon entering the country. If a man thinks he’s a woman, or wishes he were one, we call him a woman. Crazy isn’t “crazy,” it’s “exceptionally unusual,”  “thrilling,” “non-standard,” or “differently-excited and acted out.”
You inevitably get more of what you tolerate, subsidize, and welcome—and less of what you stigmatize and punish. San Francisco is reeling from one of the highest crime rates in the country. It is awash in homeless people, used hypodermic needles and human feces. And it keeps begging for more.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Democrat's Green New Deals Would Make The World See Red

                16 trillion. If you’re a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president—and who isn’t—that’s the amount, in dollars, that the green energy program you propose should cost. Ballpark. Base figure. Give or take a trillion or so. This will put you squarely in line with your peers. It may seem like a lot of money to some folks, but you know the figure is low. Hell, we’re already 20-something trillion in debt, so what’s roughly doubling that figure going to do? And, you also know it doesn’t matter, no one seems to care anymore, anyway.
                This is why Bernie Sanders recently released details of his version of a “Green New Deal,” which he claims will cost us a mere $16.3 trillion. Sanders’ plan declares climate change a national emergency, calls for the U.S. to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2050 in favor of solar, wind and geothermal power, and commits his country to fork over $200 billion to help poorer nations deal with climate change.
                Sure, misers like Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren have plans overtly calling for spending only $1.7 trillion or $2 trillion over a period of years to combat climate change, but others, such as Alexandria Occasional-Cortex’s own—and original-- Green New Deal, may cost upwards of $93 trillion over a ten year period. Therefore, to be considered a moderate like Sanders, say your plan will cost around $16 trillion. (Even though you know it will cost double or triple that amount).
                Bernie claims his plan will “pay for itself” over the course of just 15 years. Famous last words. He also avers that it will somehow create 20 million new jobs, an amazing assertion given that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were just 6.7 million job openings and 6.4 million workers available to fill those openings in 2018. Sanders’ “plan” would in reality saddle the fossil fuel industry with onerous new fees and taxes, driving up the cost of energy, dramatically increasing the price of almost everything, and crashing the economy, resulting in millions of lost jobs as companies went under and people were forced to spend less. It is an impossibility for his plan to pay for itself. In truth, the fewer remaining job holders/income-tax payers would be forced to pay for Sanders’ plan, and all those in the fossil fuel industry who were necessarily displaced, and the entitlement benefits of everyone else who was rendered unemployed by the economic collapse.
  But they could only pay for a portion of the plan. A new Heritage Foundation study found that, even if those with annual incomes above $200,000 were taxed at a rate of 100% and all corporate profits were summarily seized, the revenue generated in this way would still be $13.2 trillion shy of the amount required to fund the lowest estimate for Medicare for All and the Green New deal.
 David Burton, Heritage’s senior fellow in economic policy, recently wrote of the study results: “It is arithmetically impossible to pay for progressive promises by ‘taxing the rich.’ Progressive promises are too expensive—and the amount of income earned by the rich is too small. Even using lower cost estimates, confiscating every dollar earned by every taxpayer with incomes of $200,000 or more would only pay for about half of the progressive agenda.” But, of course, if every dollar of those making $200,000 a year or more were taken away from them, and if every dollar of profit was confiscated from businesses, no “wealthy” people would work…and there would be no businesses. So, there would be no wealthy from whom to take money, nor businesses whose profits government could confiscate. And those who’d formerly held lucrative jobs-- and run successful businesses-- would now be eligible to collect benefits themselves. The result of these plans would be an apocalyptic economic disaster, one that would throw the entire planet into chaos, depression and despair.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Professor Says We Don't Need Wealthy People Only Their Wealth

Nick French, a philosophy instructor at the University of California-Berkeley, is teaching a summer course titled “Individual Morality and Social Justice,” in which he argues that wealthy people are inherently immoral, no matter what they do with their money. They are evil even if they donate much of their wealth to worthy causes.
French, in a recent Jacobin Magazine op-ed, argued that people should “dispossess the benevolent rich of their ill-gotten gains.” You can’t make this up. Jacobins were members of a “democratic” club established in Paris in 1789. They were the most radical and ruthless of the political groups formed in the aftermath of the French Revolution, carrying out the Terror of 1793-1794. They “dispossessed” France’s rich of their money…and their heads. Now some academic clown named French wants to see history repeated in today’s America. The Jacobin also states that French is a member of the East Bay Democratic Socialists of America. Well blow me down.
The first half of French’s course is dedicated to addressing “how individuals ought to live,” a topic near and dear to leftist’s hearts. Then students will be expected to analyze “the justice of social arrangements.” They will also face questions such as “What makes an action right or wrong, good or bad?” Duh. An action is “right” or “good” when it is in keeping with how French thinks one “ought to live.” It is “wrong” or “bad” when it isn’t.
In his Jacobin op-ed, called: “Even Nice, ‘Generous’ Rich People Are Not Your Friends,” Frenchy McFrenchface states: “Rich people love to give away money for charitable causes to convince you that they’re not so bad after all. Don’t be fooled: we need to dispossess the benevolent rich of their ill-gotten gains, too.” So, simply having money makes you, by default—no questions asked, no dissent brooked—a “bad” person? That’s an intolerant, bigoted, money-shaming generalization, is it not?
The Jacobin wannabe philosophy professor purports to believe that capitalists are predisposed to be “socially destructive” due to their exalted “position in the economic structure.” French flatly states: “Bernie Sanders is right. We need to build a mass movement powerful enough to take on the millionaires and billionaires, so we can take control of socially created wealth and subject it to public, democratic control. Then we can start to solve the problems that the rich can’t.” Historically, this has been a recipe for complete disaster, and is so yet today. Socialist nations like Venezuela, North Korea and Cuba can’t even feed their own citizens. They are tragically short on medicines. Even potable water is in short supply. And the only millionaires are at the head of the governments. Governments assuredly not of, by, and for the people, despite what the regimes’ nomenclature might imply.
Mr. French avers that “the very existence of capitalists” creates the problems of poverty, disease, and “other social ills.” Actually, the existence and rise of capitalism lifted untold millions—if not billions—out of poverty and disease, leading the world as a whole to take a 5,000 Year Leap forward.
French wrote, “We don’t need the wealthy, just their wealth.” Say again? How does French suggest we confiscate the wealth of the wealthy…if there are no wealthy?
 It is ironic that he doesn’t care for those whom he claims care only about money and not people-- and surpassingly hypocritical that he wants to take their money.
To paraphrase an old pop/rock song by Ten Years After: Tax the rich, feed the poor, ‘til there are no rich no more? Tell me, where is the sanity?


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

(Poison) Ivy League Professor Savages Trump

                Steve Cohen, Columbia University professor and Senior Vice Dean of Professional Studies, recently wrote an article savaging President Trump for allegedly being an “anti-environmental” source. The piece, titled “Resisting Trump’s Relentless Attack on the Environment,” was published on the school’s official website as part of the Columbia Earth Institute’s news publication, “State of the Planet,” according to Campus Reform states that the publication has no opinion section and that the piece is in no way represented as being editorial or opinion-based in nature.
                Which is amusing in that it refers to the president as “the mean and small-minded man in the White House,” and focuses on the need to “resist” the president’s agenda. Cohen is aghast—aghast I tell you!-- that Trump “sees the natural environment as a resource to exploit.” He claims Trump has a mindset of “Dig it, mine it, pump it, turn it into condos and a golf course,” which he characterizes as “macho and moronic.”
                Yet Cohen, learned academician that he is, then states: “The environmental rules that Trump attacks will outlast him because we are all living creatures dependent on the planet for the air, water and food.” Air, water and food? Those are all resources each of us must exploit to survive, something the hypocritical moron obviously failed to recognize.  
                Cohen continued, saying the president “separates children from parents,” and labeling Trump’s actions a “disheartening and sometimes scary display of mindlessness,” while admitting he is “still supported by about 40% of the country.” He added, “I have resisted directly attacking the president until recently, as the polling data indicates there is a broad American consensus favoring environmental protection.” And I thought he had the courage of his convictions.
                It is amazing how those in academia and science join those in the mainstream media in portraying themselves as unbiased pillars of truth and objectivity, simply laying out the facts for the rest of us to internalize, while mocking Trump for his mean tweets and exaggerations. Yet, they nearly always reveal themselves to be nothing more than charlatans, agenda-driven hucksters and authoritarian ideologues with comments like Cohen’s.
                Cohen—and those like him in the elite establishment—are apparently unaware of their own lunacy, hubris and hypocrisy when they make statements such as: “President Trump, who any sane person can clearly see is crazy, is desperate to destroy the planet’s ecosystem(s). The Zionist-coddling, fast-food-loving sleazebag with the itty-bitty penis wants to bring back slavery and exterminate gays and lesbians while essentially turning the United States into a giant Monopoly board. President Poopy Pants is not only against women’s health, but also the health of our planet. He will not be truly—and demonically—happy until life on Earth ceases to exist.”

                 It is time to resist the left’s relentless attacks on standards and logic.

Monday, August 19, 2019

U.S. To Purchase Greenland?

                 The White House’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, recently confirmed that President Trump is seriously exploring the possibility of purchasing Greenland. Kudlow, Director of the U.S. National Economic Council, told Dana Perino during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” that the president is interested in the ‘huuuge’ arctic island due to the enormous strategic value it would bring to the national security and economic interests of the United States. He added, “Denmark owns Greenland. Denmark is an ally. Greenland is a strategic place up there and they’ve got a lot of valuable minerals. I don’t want to predict it now. I’m just saying the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look at a potential Greenland purchase. Look, it’s an interesting story. It’s developing. We’re looking at it. We don’t know.” Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Denmark, naturally, says Greenland isn’t for sale. But one never knows, does one?
                And what’s not to love about Greenland? It is essentially one massive sheet of ice. The sun doesn’t rise at all in December and January. Its national dish is boiled seal meat, rice and onions. In Nuuk, the capital city on the balmy southwest coast, July is the only month with an average high of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or more. (The average high is exactly 50 degrees Fahrenheit). Greenland is known as “Kalaallit Nunaat,” or the Land of People. As of 2017 there were exactly 56,171 of them. Total. It is the 12th largest nation on Earth physically, but the least densely populated, with a 2019 density of 0.357 per square mile.
               What’s next for the Real Estate Mogul-in-Chief? Perhaps he has eyes on Antarctica? My guess is he wants to purchase Baffin Island from Canada. And Ellesmere Island, too. And why not? Greenland, Antarctica, Baffin Island, Ellesmere Island… all do have strategic worth. 

                If the U.S. doesn’t buy them, you can be sure that Russia or China will try to steal or annex them. And that wouldn’t be good for anyone, especially those that live there.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Oregon Law Says All Eggs Must Come From Cage-Free Hens

                Oregon legislators recently passed a new law stipulating that all eggs sold in the state must come from cage-free hens by 2024. The legislation will require farm operations with more than 3,000 hens to provide “a cage-free housing system” for the birds and also mandates that the fowl are afforded “enrichments…including, at minimum, scratch areas, perches, nest boxes and dust bathing areas.” Violation of the law could result in significant fines.
                The Humane Society of the United States applauded the measure as a “monumental win for hens,” adding that “with Oregon’s new law, the entire West Coast region of the United States now has the strongest laws in the world for egg-laying hens.” I guess if you’re an egg-laying hen-- or an illegal alien-- the West Coast is the place to be.
                Two proposed amendments to the bill were narrowly defeated, however, though proponents vow to revisit them in the near future. One proposed rider would have mandated that all hens be given two weeks of vacation each year, while the other would have necessitated providing the hens with unlimited access to cable television, including premium channels. Both amendments would do away with the pernicious “pecking order.”
                Animal rights activists touted Oregon’s move and said it paves the way for further progress in the immediate future. The head of one such group told this reporter that activists are closely watching California’s legislature to see what becomes of a bill now being considered that would improve the lives of milk cows. This bill, they say, would require that all milk sold in the state come from free-roaming cows in unfenced pastures. It would outlaw machine-based milking, mandating that only the softest, un-calloused human hands be used to coax the animal’s teats into giving up the precious dairy product. Moreover, the bill would stipulate that cows have 24/7 access to the choicest cud, and that they receive relaxing back and neck massages while Barry White music plays softly during the period when they are being milked.
   The cows would be provided access to free legal advice if they felt marginalized, underappreciated, discriminated against, overworked or harassed, sexually or otherwise. 


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Biden Campaign Fundraiser

Biden Campaign Fundraiser
Portland, Maine
August 29, 2019

(Candidate Biden steps up to a podium, acknowledges the crowd, and begins to speak)

Biden: “I am truly happy to be here in Portland today. Oregon is a great state. Go Ducks! And Beavers! I understand Oregon is home to the only leprechaun colony west of Ireland-- and is the only state with an official nut. If you don’t count New York’s Donald Trump, hee, hee.” (Audience appears confused. Aide approaches Biden and whispers in his ear, telling him that he is in Portland, Maine….not Oregon).

Biden (looking chagrined): “Alright, so I’m a gaffe machine. But, my God, what a wonderful thing compared to a guy that can’t tell the truth, right? I know my staffers want me to limit my public appearances so I don’t embarrass myself in front of potential voters, but how would that look? I mean, who campaigns for Prime Minister by hiding? No one, that’s who. And, speaking of which, I was pleased to meet with Prime Minister Thatcher a few weeks ago. Wonderful lady. I asked her how Brexit was going and if she thought France would really end up leaving the Eurasian Union. Know what she told me? She said, and I quote: ‘Over my dead body.’ And that’s the spirit we need in this country. Despite Trump’s divisive rhetoric, despite the fact that he is fueling a literal carnage across the country, we need to come together as one people, indivisible, under God or Allah or Shiva or Satan……or whatever. As I was telling East Germany’s Chancellor Adolf Merkel at the same meeting, if the U.S. can stay together, and the B.U can stay together, maybe one day the whole darn world can live as one. Who’s to say we can’t make Russian President Viacheslav Putin and Xi Jinping, Lieutenant Secretary of the Communist Party of China -- and Resident of the Citizen’s Republic of China—see the light? As former President Barack Obama used to say to me: ‘Bite me, Biden, if you doubt that someday there’ll be a one-world government…led by folks exactly like ourselves.’ And just like you folks here in Oregon! Go Ducks!”


Friday, August 16, 2019

Brazilian President: Poop Every Other Day

                A journalist recently asked Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro whether it was feasible to—simultaneously-- spur economic growth, feed the planet’s hungry, and preserve the environment. Bolsonaro replied: “It’s enough to eat a little less. You talk about environmental pollution. It’s enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world.” I’m on it.
               Bolsonaro, who has been heavily criticized for a surge in deforestation of the Amazon region since he took office, recently sacked the head of the government agency that reported the increase in deforestation. If his advice is heeded, perhaps he will promote the head of the government agency that someday reports the decrease in defecation.
   Bolsonaro went on to recommend that folks pee only twice a day, sneeze no more than once a week and limit coughing to the noon hour of the first Thursday of every month.
   Some are accusing Bolsonaro of stealing neighboring Venezuelan President Nicol├ís Maduro’s plan for saving the planet, as most of Venezuela’s citizens are already down to pooping once a week…… and many will never defecate again (as they have crapped out). These last are climate heroes all. Posthumous awards to follow, hopefully.
  Perhaps Bolsonaro should be encouraged to talk to the homeless in London, Baltimore, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. Maybe he could inspire them to poop only every other day, as well.
  Let’s clean up the Earth, one street and sidewalk at a time. Thanks, President Bolsonaro. No shit.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Senator Kamala Harris Perfects Hypocrisy

                Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) recently tweeted out a message linked to a CBS News story noting that there was one “baby” still “detained” by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Texas. In high dudgeon, Harris remarked, “Let’s keep speaking out until every single infant is out of detention in Texas and elsewhere. This cannot be who we are as a country.” It’s not. We’re the country that aborts roughly (!) one million babies a year. How about we keep speaking out until every single baby/infant is safely out of their mother’s wombs? Well, actually, even that isn’t safe enough anymore in light of Democrats new pro-murder after-birth abortion bills.
                Shortly after that tweet, Harris struck again, spewing out criticism of the Trump administration’s “immoral” and “cruel” policy of holding pregnant women in immigration centers. Was she concerned they wouldn’t get to the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic in time?

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Biden A Gaffe Riot

                Joe Biden is to gaffes as Hillary Clinton is to excuses.
                Just can’t help himself. Recently, Sleepy Joe was speaking to the Asian and Latino Coalition at a Town Hall event in Des Moines, Iowa, when he said: “And another thing we should do is we should challenge these students. We should challenge these students in these schools that have advanced placement programs in these schools.” (Department of redundancy department). He continued, he continued: “We have this notion that if you’re poor you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” The audience applauded. Biden quickly added: “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids!”
                Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids?!” So, Joe, poor kids are non-white? White kids are, by default, bright and talented… and rich?
                The former Vice-President was attempting to disparage racial attitudes that he thinks can lead to unequal education outcomes. Attitudes he no doubt believes are inherent in Trump supporters.  Instead, he accidentally exhibited those very attitudes. 
                If Democrats choose Biden as their nominee for 2020, it will show they don’t care about competence and the ability to communicate effectively. Yet, if they do not choose him, and instead nominate an America-hating, socialist, ignoramus, it will show that they have truly, utterly and permanently renounced the founding principles of the United States of America.

                Let us hope they have the wisdom to choose correctly.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Not So Blissful Ignorance

                I am continually distressed by the number of “man on the street” or “woman on the beach” interviews of young people in which tomorrow’s leaders respond to questions such as ‘from whom—and when—did America gain its independence’ with answers like ‘umm, from France… in 1976?’”
   Today’s crop of Democrats may be well-educated in social-justice-warring and gender dysphoria, but they are similarly clueless about things that actually matter. In other words, reality. Virtually all of those vying to be the party’s 2020 presidential nominee are stupefyingly ignorant of history. Here’s an exquisite example: South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was campaigning at the Iowa State Fair recently when a woman approached him and said she’d once met the late Robert F. Kennedy. According to a CNN producer’s tweet, she told Buttigieg, “I shook Robert Kennedy’s hand in 1968.” To which Buttigieg hopefully replied: “So you’re good luck?”

               The woman responded truthfully: “Not really—he was shot a month later.”

               Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play? Other than that, Mayor Buttigieg, how was the fair?

Monday, August 12, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Says, "Of Course Trump Is Racist"

              MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski recently said of the El Paso and Dayton tragedies: "I mean this is a president who seems to want these things to happen. How else can this be explained?" This statement is so sick it merits only one answer: “Mental illness and real hatred, Mika. Like yours.” She added: “He is inciting hatred, inciting violence, inciting racism if he doesn’t unequivocally call it off and say, this is wrong and we stand together against this and we are doing this, this and this to help fight hate crimes.” He did just that. And where have you been during the incessant attacks on Trump supporters and all those who refuse to surrender to the America-hating, socialist loving, leftist mob? Mika’s husband and co-host, Joe Scarborough, parroted his better half, dutifully opining of Trump: "As you know, he's inciting hatred now and he's been inciting hatred up until yesterday because he sees that as a good political strategy.” Yes, he has shrewdly calculated that the mainstream media, entertainment figures, Hollywood stars, members of the Academia-Deep State complex, and others who shape public opinion and hold power would be allies in his attempt to create an American version of a Fourth Reich, thereby leading to his political gain.
             Think my sarcasm is a bit much? Think again. Democratic presidential candidate Robert Francis Beto “It’s avocado, honey” O’Rourke appeared on “Morning Joe” after the mass shootings and compared President Trump’s statements with the rhetoric of Nazi Germany: “The only modern Western democracy… that said anything close to this is the Third Reich, Nazi Germany.” O’Rourke then mimicked a member of the media, asking, “Hey, Beto, do you think the president is racist?” To which he replied, "Well, Jesus Christ, of course he’s racist! He’s been racist from Day 1.” Jesus Christ has been racist from Day 1? Oh, he meant Trump. Anyway, the regenerative-dirt-eating Democrat added that the nation is “reaping” what Trump and his supporters have “sown.” In fact, we are reaping what “progressive” Democrats have been sowing for years: the all-out attack on meaning, dignity, tradition, the founding principles of the union, and the concept of e pluribus unum, “out of many comes one.” Envy, grievance and the blood sport of offense taking, in the guise of identity politics and intersectionality, have replaced gratitude and reverence as foundational American principles. No society can long endure this exchange.
           Democrats are now competing to see who can use the strongest, foulest language to denounce Trump and his supporters. Those who have the temerity to want to “Make America Great Again” are denounced as evil. To put it mildly, these attacks are misplaced.
 Nazi Germany essentially banned religion. Hitler disdained Christianity. Yet, leftists simultaneously accuse Trump of being Hitler and a crazed, right-wing religious extremist. Those in a truly tyrannical government crave power above all else, therefore they can’t countenance competition. The Deep State must be the One True God. Christianity becomes heresy. Jesus Christ—or his followers-- become racist. Or something. Perhaps deplorables.
It is a historical fact that, when governments take away their citizen’s firearms, they take away their citizen’s freedoms immediately thereafter.
Mika Brzezinski and those like her “seem to want these things to happen. How else can this be explained?” 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Biden Grabs Girl After Gender Question

            An Iowa college student, a field staffer for Turning Point USA, asked former vice-president Joe Biden a simple question at the Iowa State Fair last week. The question? “How many genders are there?” Biden replied, “Pardon me?” and the young lady asked again. The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination answered, “There are (at least) three.” The student then asked him, “What are they?” This prompted a now frustrated Biden to issue a mild threat. He exclaimed, “Don’t play games with me, kid,” and proceeded to reach out and grab her by the arm in front of numerous onlookers. He then added, “By the way, the first to come out for marriage was me.”
The gaffe riot continues. At some point, there should be a “Best of Biden Gaffes” CD and/or DVD available for sale to the general public. Maybe he could use the proceeds to fund his campaign.  
            Three genders? Masculine, feminine and… neuter? Sleepy Joe apparently was aroused by the young lady’s question, but he shouldn’t have grabbed her arm. At least he didn’t come up behind her and sniff her hair.
He was “the first to come out for marriage?” This is doubtful at best, since, as old as Biden is, marriage has been around for at least 700 years, and likely much longer than that. If he was speaking specifically of gay marriage, that “institution” in no way necessitates a third gender.
As big a lead as Biden apparently still has in the polls, it does not appear likely to this reporter that he will yet prove successful in his quest to become gaffer-in-chief.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Russian Nuclear Accident Obfuscated

                Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear agency, recently admitted that five of its staff members were killed in an accident during tests involving engineering and technical support of new isotope power sources of a liquid propulsion system, according to a Rosatom statement. The tragedy occurred on a military site in northern Russia, near Arkhangelsk. No details were given.
                It had previously been reported that a liquid propellant rocket engine blew up, forcing authorities to close part of a bay in the white Sea to shipping and causing a spike in radiation levels in a nearby city. Regional media outlets have also reported that local residents have been stocking up on iodine, a substance used to lessen the effects of radiation exposure.
                As is typical, Russia’s Ministry of Defense was close-mouthed about the incident. In a brief statement released only after the story got out, the ministry said: “Nothing to see here. Is fake news.”
    A member of the general staff, on condition of anonymity, replied to a Western reporter’s question about the incident by saying, “Was only minor accident. How you say? A nuclear ‘boo-boo’ so-to-speak. Glowing? What glowing? Oh, that glowing. Is radiance of supremely happy Soviet citizens, basking happily in free and prosperous nation led by our Dear Leader esteemed President Vladimir Putin. Sorry, but I must go now. Do svidaniya!”

Friday, August 9, 2019



                The Media-Democratic Complex savaged President Trump for stating a simple, irrefutable fact: Rep. Elijah Cummings’ (D-Maryland) Baltimore is a rat-infested, crime-ridden city that Democrats have run into the ground, one in which no reasonable human being would want to live.
                The same Media-Democratic Complex was entirely untroubled by Bernie Sanders comparing much of Baltimore to a “Third World country” back in 2015.  It was similarly sanguine when Elijah Cummings himself referred to his hometown as a “DRUG INFESTED” place where people are “walking around like zombies.” CNN and MSNBC have employed the term “racist” over 1,100 times in characterizing Trump’s tweet. As far as I am aware, they have yet to describe either Bernie’s or Rep. Cummings’ words in a negative fashion…even once.  
                This is proof positive that any words the president could string together and tweet out would be met with derision and vitriol, whether that tweet was “I like ice cream,” “parts of America are beautiful,” or “I believe the Earth is round, not flat.”
                It would put today’s Democrats in a tough spot if he tweeted: “Socialism is the answer.”
                Many Baltimore residents agree with Trump’s assessment of the city, which sports the highest per-capita murder rate in America. Many have flooded Twitter with their own comments. And videos. Speaking of which, FOX45 reporter Maxine Steicher travelled to Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood after Trump’s Tweet, to report on conditions in the neighborhood. The area is part of Rep. Cummings’ 7th Congressional District. Improbably, a rat was seen scampering across the background of her live shot, proving that God has a sense of justice. And humor.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Democrat

             The United States Senate recently—finally—voted to confirm Brian Buescher as a federal district judge for Nebraska via a 51-40 party-line vote. Buescher had faced scrutiny from Judiciary Committee Democrats due to his membership in an organization they found abhorrent. What is this dark, depraved and despicable group? The North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA)? The Church of Satan? Nope. The Knights of Columbus, a nominally Catholic fraternal organization dedicated to the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.

            The sick bastard. It’s even worse than I thought.

How could he have possibly been confirmed?

Buescher was grilled by Democratic Senators Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Kamala Harris (California) late last year about his involvement with the twisted group. At the time, Hirono, referencing the society’s adherence to Catholic teaching on same-sex marriage, stated: “The Knights of Columbus has taken a number of extreme positions.” She then asked Buescher, “If confirmed, do you intend to end your membership with this organization to avoid any appearance of bias?” Societal mores (and consequently cohesions) have broken down so quickly in recent years that the age-old, virtually universally held idea that marriage should be between one man and one woman is now seen by many as an “extreme” position, held only by reactionary bigots, Trump supporters, and Nazis…effectively all one and the same.
But, I would ask, what have Hirono and Harris, among many other Democrats, done to “avoid any appearance of bias?” (Bias: “prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair”).
“The Squad” issues anti-Semitic statements as frequently as day turns into night. Democrats at all levels routinely hurl epithets at the president of the Untied States, calling him “racist,” “unstable,” “dangerous,” “cruel” and “misogynistic.” They say he is a “fascist,” and compare him to Hitler. They demonize Trump—and all his supporters—as xenophobic, moronic, bumpkins. “Deplorables” if you will. Or even if you won’t. They claim Republicans as a whole are “mean-spirited” and desirous of tossing your wheel-chair-bound grandmother off a high cliff just for sh*ts and giggles.
It is essentially impossible for a modern Democrat to be pro-capitalist, and/or pro-life and/or pro-God, as that goes against Party Orthodoxy. (These, too, are now considered “extreme” positions, beyond the pale of the tolerant and open-minded). That kind of heterodoxy is now grounds for banishment from the party that many claim Thomas Jefferson founded, an assertion with which I beg to differ. Jefferson once wrote, in a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”

No wonder the Democratic Party has now banished Thomas Jefferson.

Bias? Thy name is Democrat. Leftists stand for nothing if not tyranny over the minds of man. (And women, too)! Climate change? “The science is settled.” Period. Deniers will not be tolerated. But may soon be prosecuted. If a man says he is a woman, you have no alternative but to believe her. And you better use her preferred pronouns or you could be fined. Own your own bakery and don’t wish to bake a cake for a gay wedding or to commemorate an abortion? Sorry, you have no choice. Want to say a prayer before taking a final in your calculus classroom? Das ist verboten.

Progress, you see. Courtesy of the open-minded, tolerant, bias-free party.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

El Paso Versus Dayton: A Tale Of Two Tragedies

                Leftists apparently believe there are good mass murders and bad mass murders. Perhaps even good mass murderers and bad mass murderers. How can I make such a sick suggestion?  Easy. Just look at the difference in coverage the two recent heinous tragedies have received from the mainstream (fake) media. The El Paso shooting has been given wall-to-wall, around-the-clock coverage, the perpetrator’s background and motives discussed ad nauseum. The Dayton disaster is primarily given play as regards the necessity of gun control in an America made violent almost solely by President Donald Trump, the shooter’s background and motives glossed over. So, if this is the case, how do progressives differentiate between them? Also easy. “Good” tragedies, those worthy of continuous airplay and thorough explanation, are those that are politically useful to them, whereas “bad” ones are those that tend to discredit their talking points.
              The El Paso madman was apparently looking for Mexicans to shoot, and, despite the fact that he explicitly stated Trump had nothing to do with his sick agenda, was easily thrust into the “violent, white, right-wing extremist” mold. The Dayton madman was apparently a leftist himself, and, ironically, a believer in gun control. Ergo, El Paso tragedy good, Dayton calamity not so good. The former is emphasized, the latter de-emphasized.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Reparations II

              Democrats are all about reparations. Reparations for slavery, of course. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) recently said, “everyone alive is responsible to do something now.” Say what? Rep. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) stated: “you see how deeply unfair this nation is still to so many people.” Booker grew up in a toney New Jersey suburb, the son of not one—but two—IBM executives.
             In the early ‘90s, the U.S. government sent checks to each of the surviving Japanese-Americans sent to internment camps at the outset of the nation’s involvement in World War II…by Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
             Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., recently reintroduced a bill titled the Refund Equality Act, which could fork over around $57 million in amended tax returns to married LGBT couples who wed prior to the Supreme Court ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in 2013. Prior to that date, though 10 states had already legalized same-sex marriage, they required each of the spouses to file their federal taxes as individuals. After DOMA was struck down, the couples were allowed to change their previous returns from individual to joint, but only for the prior three-year period. The Refund Equality Act would dispense with those time limits. This despite the fact that gay couples earn significantly more, on average, then do straight couples.
Sen. Warren also recently opined that Native Americans should be “part of the conversation” on reparations. While I am sensitive to the plight of Native Americans, they have received billions of dollars from the federal government in the past, and have been granted, in many cases, the right to own and operate extremely lucrative casinos, as well as vastly expanded hunting and fishing privileges.
Where does this stop? Who hasn’t been wronged? Do two wrongs make a right? Who is next in line for reparations? Transgenders? How much are they owed for their inexplicable, long-term exclusion from certain bathrooms and locker rooms? And what of those in the polyamorous community? Even today, in most states, they can’t legally get married. Which, of course, prevents them from filing their tax returns (doubly?) jointly. Don’t Catholics have a claim to reparations? They were persona non-grata in the early days of the union. The Irish, too, were shunned. “No Irish Need Apply” signs were hung outside of many an establishment in days of yore.
How about the families of the 620,000 or so soldiers who lost their lives in the Civil War? Are they not deserving? Come to think of it, did France and England repay relatives of those American soldiers who died in the European Theater of Operations during World War II? World War I? Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?
While we’re at it, if all living Caucasian Americans owe reparations to African-Americans, don’t all living Muslims—or at least all Saudi Muslims-- owe reparations to the families of those killed on 9/11? Or to the thousands of Christians slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa in recent years? Does Japan still owe the Chinese for the Rape of Nanking? Is China someday going to repay the hundreds of thousands of Muslims it has recently imprisoned without due process? What of the Balkan states? Who owes who reparations? Confusing, isn’t it?
Yet there is one group it is still okay to mock, slander and marginalize. To lie about, muzzle and physically assault. Who will see to reparations for conservatives? Wearing a “MAGA” cap is tantamount to placing a target on oneself. Many conservatives have arbitrarily lost their jobs—or been the victim of reduced opportunities—at Big Tech companies, in newsrooms, educational institutions, and in Hollywood. Conservative groups and individuals have been targeted by the IRS and other government agencies. Some in government have been swallowed up by The Swamp. Countless numbers have been castigated, cast aside, jostled, doused, evicted, banned and shadow-banned. Some have been wrongfully investigated. What of their emotional and physical trauma?
How long will it be until Democrats decide we need to pay reparations to criminals? Trick question. They already have proposed just that. In fact, they essentially want to give reparations to those who aren’t American citizens, who have never lived here, and who have just recently entered the country illegally. And to those who may do so in the future. They think it’s incumbent upon U.S. citizens—black, white, gay or straight-- to pay for the health care, education, and abortions of illegal aliens.
Those familiar with U.S. history know that, if any group owes reparations to African-Americans, it is the Democratic Party. If the party wins the 2020 presidential election and manages to institute programs like the Green New Deal, estimated to cost the average American household $70,00 in its first year alone, it will owe all of us reparations.