Friday, January 31, 2020

Democrats Imply Losing Only Way Trump Can Prove Not Cheating

                Mark Steyn, while appearing on Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, recently likened the left’s accusation that Trump stole the 2016 presidential election to the “ducking chair” of olden day witchfinders, noting that the left believes the very fact Trump won the election is ipso facto proof he stole it.
                The witchfinders’ gig went something like this: Strap a suspected conjurer into a chair and submerge her underwater for two minutes. If she happens to be alive when you pull her out, she must be a witch…and should then be burned. If, on the other hand, she is dead, she’s innocent. However, she’s also dead, which is not a problem for the witchfinders, but is inconvenient for the previously suspected—but now posthumously exonerated—pseudo sorcerer.
                Similarly, Democrats now aver that the only way Trump can prove he isn’t cheating is by losing (the next election). If they can get away with this charade, they are the enchanters.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

CNN Tonight With Don Lemon

CNN Studios

CNN Tonight with Don Lemon

Don Lemon: “Good evening everyone and welcome to CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. That’s me. Tonight we are happy to welcome media consultant Rick Wilson, New York Times contributing Op-Ed writer Wajahat Ali, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and brilliant documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. Rick, let’s start with you. How do you think the typical rube in fly-over country views the potential threat of the coronavirus?”

Rick Wilson: (Goes into “rube” mode and voice): “Well, shoot, Mr. Lemon, I don’t drink Mexican beer because I don’t like Mexicans, but I am worried about this here virus. Be too bad if it started killin’ God-fearin’ Americans.”

Lemon (Doubled over in laughter, pounding his fists on the counter, tears streaming down his cheeks…gasping and dabbing at his eyes with a Kleenex): “You are the best, Ricky! Wajahat, what’s your take on how deplorables see the president’s signing of the USMCA trade deal?”

Wajahat Ali: (Pulls a cowboy hat from behind his back and dons it. Fakes putting a large wad of “chaw” in his mouth): “Well, pardner, I believe it’s a good thing. You always want to drink upstream from the herd. And this let’s us as Americans drink upstream from the herd…or at least from them Mexicans. For awhile there we were lettin’ the horse do the thinkin’. We was kinda’ lost for a bit. And you never wanna herd your black cattle at night, know what I mean? Yee-haw! Oh, sorry about that Leroy!”

Lemon (gasping and guffawing, holding his hands to his chest): “It’s Don. Hee-hee. That was fantastic! Good stuff, Wajahat! Hee-hee. By-the-way, how are things back home, home on the range?” Hee-hee. (Takes a moment, shakes his head and tries to compose himself) Michael, what are your thoughts about the upcoming presidential election?”

Michael Moore: “Well, no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the bigoted boobs in the Heartland, but, what troubles me even more is that there are signs the morons in Michigan, the blockheads in Pennsylvania and the imbeciles in Wisconsin may vote against themselves again this time around. Some people are just too stupid to live. I hate to say it, but I believe there’s a chance the Racist-in-Chief could win again.”

Lemon: “Well put, my man. Well put. Rep. Omar, what say you?”

Rep. Omar: “Have you heard the one about the three Jewish lesbians--”


 Voiceover: “This is CNN.”

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Democrats Trying To Impeach President Trump, Wayward Voters, Democracy

And then there was no one.
Sane, that is. In the Democratic Party.
(Or awake, if they were trying to watch the Democrat impeachment managers in their monotonous assault on President Trump.)
Having just conducted a sham trial in the House, Democrats preemptively accused Senate republicans of plotting a “sham” trial. After refusing to let the president’s lawyers testify or even be given the courtesy of a recap of the day’s testimony, they demanded the power to select witnesses in the Senate. After hiding selected testimony and facts, they now, preemptively, accuse their Senate colleagues of doing the same.
After rushing through the House trial due to the “dire” threat they claim Trump poses to the country, they now berate the Senators who want to end the trial quickly. (The Democrats, apparently, now want the Senate trial to go on until election day in November, longer if Trump should be re-elected. More about that later.)  
Every devious action (whether premeditated or spontaneous), every ruse, slight-of-hand, slur, slander, lie, unwarranted attack, baseless charge, rending of the Constitution, and instance of rude behavior in which Democrats have already engaged…they have, preemptively, accused Senate Republicans of planning to employ. They are trying to impeach the president, without charging him with a crime, for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, though they themselves have blatantly abused their power, and are engaged in obstruction themselves: of the Senate, the Executive branch, whose sole responsibility it is to set foreign policy…and of the American people, by trying to oust a duly-elected president via a media aided and abetted coup d'état just months prior to another presidential election. They accuse the president and Republican Senators of a cover up, though they themselves are engaged in the greatest cover up in American history. The Clinton campaign funded the Steele dossier as an illegal and sinister form of election insurance. The years-long assault on Trump and his supporters has largely been carried out to deflect attention from that original sin-- and the corruption of passive-aggressive slime merchants such as John Brennan and James Comey. Democrats accused the Trump administration of collusion with Russia, when it was, demonstrably, the Clinton-Obama Axis of Evil that colluded with Russia—and anyone else that could further their interests, like the pathetically hypocritical and partisan mainstream media.
Continually engaging in despicable acts is bad enough but doing so while indignantly accusing your colleagues or opponents of those very acts is truly evil. Democrats are suddenly hawks on Russia, in high dudgeon that President Trump paused military aide to Ukraine for six weeks, yet were utterly unconcerned by Obama’s refusal to give aide to Ukraine for three years. Moreover, Trump has given actual armaments-- military hardware-- to Ukraine, whereas Obama sent little more than Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs) and blankets. Democrats purported to be enraged and astounded that Trump issued a “quid pro quo” to the Ukrainian government (which they later focus-grouped to “bribery” as too few likely Democrat voters knew what a quid pro quo was), yet are equally enraged and astounded that anyone could take issue with then vice-president Joe Biden threatening a representative of the Ukrainian government who had plans to question his son Hunter about his preposterous tenure with Burisma Holdings. Biden later literally bragged of issuing that quid pro quo, saying, “I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.” (A billion dollars in aide.) The prosecutor was fired.  
So the farce rolls on, as Adam Schiff and company defile the Constitution and the very idea of a democratic republic. They look the American public square in the face and solemnly state: “We are not doing what we are doing, but the Republicans are…or will. You are not seeing what you’re seeing. You are not hearing what you’re hearing. And, anyway, if you disagree with us, you are not entitled to your opinion. Or your vote.”
Democrats have become progressively more progressive in recent years, and aggressively less tolerant of opposing viewpoints. They claimed that George W. Bush was not fairly elected back in 2000, and many claimed he was “not my president.” They claimed the only reason Trump won in 2016 was because of Russian interference. Yet it was they themselves who interfered in the 2016 election that they are still trying to overturn, even as they are, preemptively, interfering in the 2020 election.
Adam Schiff recently accused President Trump of “an  attempt to use the powers of the presidency to cheat in an election,” adding, “For precisely this reason, the president’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.” Read correctly, this is mind-boggling. What he is really saying is: “We can never again trust the results of a presidential election that a Republican wins.” So much for democracy and our two-party system.
If this republic is to long endure, it cannot allow this creeping tyranny to stand.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Democrats Drafting Articles Of Impeachment For 2024, 2028 "Just In Case"

                Democratic leaders announced today that they are nearly done drafting the Articles of Impeachment for any potential Republican president, should one somehow take office in 2024 or 2028.
                Rep. Adam Schiff noted, “Given our long-time policies of open borders and unlimited amnesty, activist courts’ routine blocking of President Trump’s obscene attempts to restrict and control immigration, our complete ownership of the mainstream media, academia, Hollywood and the entertainment industry in general, it would be surprising if a Republican was ever again elected to the highest office in the land. However, as ‘W’ used to say, ‘it wouldn’t be prudent’ if we weren’t prepared for all eventualities, especially in light of the fact that Republicans always cheat in presidential elections. Being a leader means being prepared.”
                Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez added, “And, like, 2028 comes after 2024, I think, so it’s, like, really, really important that we don’t let the capitalistic patriarchy take that away from us.”

New Poll Shows Voters Not Thrilled With Democratic Candidates

                A Harvard-Harris Poll of registered Democratic voters conducted back in November appeared to illustrate just how unattractive the current field of Democratic candidates is, even to Democrats. Former vice-president Joe “Hairy Legs” Biden topped the list of five with 29% of those surveyed saying they would vote for him, as opposed to 16% who favored the aged commie, Sen. Bernie Sanders. The unthinking man’s woman, Sen. Elizabeth “I’m gonna get me a beer” Warren, was next with 13%, while Michael Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg brought up the rear…naturally enough.
                However, when respondents were given the choice to vote for a non-entrant, they did so in droves, suggesting that “none of the above” might have been the favorite if included in the first poll. When those polled were given the option of voting for Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, in addition to the Fab Five, Clinton was the favorite candidate of 21% of those surveyed, Biden got 20% of the nods, Sanders 12%, Warren 9%, and Buttigieg and Kerry were knotted at 5% apiece.
                When even Hillary can beat out your current crop of crazies, you know you’ve got a problem. What if other famous progressives were added to the mix? Who would be respondents’ favorites in that case? I decided to find out by conducting My Own Polls of “likely democratic voters.” My surveys were conducted between January 7th and January 18th. The results have a margin of error of +/- 50%.

                Poll I: Che Guevara won my first poll with 32% of respondents picking him as their favorite candidate. Michelle Obama edged out Oprah, 21% to 20%, while Biden got 12%, Sanders 8%, Buttigieg 4% and Bloomberg 3%.

                Poll II: I placed only the two top current Democratic candidates in this poll, along with five other non-candidates from diverse backgrounds. The results were fascinating. I post them here, in list form:

                Joe Biden………………………………………...20%
                Taylor Swift……………………………………..16%
                Bernie Sanders………………………………....12%
                Michael Avenatti ………………………………11%
                Honeymaren (from “Frozen 2”)………......8%
                Kim Jong Un……………………………………...6%

                It appears that Kim Jong Un took significant support away from Bernie and Honeymaren may have taken many prospective voters away from Ms. Swift.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Germans Say Trump Bigger Threat Than Putin, Kim Jong Un, Iran?

                This just in: A recent YouGov poll of 2,000 Germans found that more respondents believe American President Donald Trump is a bigger threat to world peace than is Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un, Chinese President Xi Jinping, or even Iran’s “Supreme Leader” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Putin just essentially had himself declared dictator and has been touting extraordinary new weapons, Kim Jong Un is a dictator and has been touting extraordinary new weapons, Xi Jinping is doing everything in his power to take over the world, and the Ayatollah Khamenei has been fomenting hatred and violence near and far. Yet, 41% of the poll’s respondents declared Trump the greatest threat to mankind, as opposed to only 17% who thought Kim Jong Un was. Only 8% named Putin or Khamenei as the biggest danger, and a mere 7% cited Jinping as the top threat. Germany is almost entirely dependent on Russian energy, so that may explain the Kraut’s reticence to criticize Putin, though we all know that they should be getting all their energy from their own wind turbines, solar panels, and other sustainable methods, such as harnessing the power of avalanches, yodeling and bicycle pedaling. 
                Most polling experts are skeptical of online polls’ veracity and prefer traditional polling methods. I myself don’t believe the YouGov poll is an accurate representation of Germans’ attitudes. Of course, that may be because I don’t want to believe that it is. I have always liked Germany—and the Germans I’ve met, with few exceptions. Therefore, I hope the poll isn’t indicative of reality. (And I wonder what percentage of Germans think Trump is a Putin plant. If those who think he’s pro-Putin also believe he is a bigger threat to peace than Putin, it would make less than no sense).
                Most Germans didn’t see Hitler as a threat, but as a savior. 11 million souls perished during his reign. If they truly now see Trump as a bigger threat than the world’s most brutal, power-hungry dictators, each of whom routinely sentence their political opponents to torture and death, it would be a remarkably sad day for The West. As an American once said, “You can’t fix stupid.” (Du kannst dumm nicht reparieren).

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Student Files Bias Complaint Over Peanuts...Literally

                The College Fix reported that, in April of 2019, a University of Northern Iowa student contacted the school’s Climate Response Team to file a bias complaint over a small-scale campus event celebrating peanuts. The offending event was held at and around a table at Rialto Dining Hall, “where students could learn all about peanuts,” said The Fix. My God, the humanity! What will the school permit next, a class on cashews?
                The university didn’t release the names of those involved, in an obvious attempt to protect them from harassment. The bias-reporting student, who is not him or herself allergic to peanuts, was purportedly concerned with the safety of others, as attendees could sample a variety of peanut products, including ice cream sprinkles and pad Thai noodles. Shirts sporting the phrase “Peanut Envy” could also be purchased at the presentation, leading me to suspect that perhaps this was what was behind the social-justice-warring scholar’s ire.
                Mr. or Ms. Do-Gooder wrote in his or her bias complaint, “Peanut allergies can be life threatening to some,” and noted that “even when the day is over their [sic] is still risk the air and other surfaces will still be contaminated.” He or she admitted that the dining hall warned students with peanut allergies to eat elsewhere that day, but that didn’t stop him or her from stating: “This is purely targetting [sic] students with that allergy. While not all allergies can be 100 percent avoided when eating in the dining center, this event was completely unnecessary. I seriously question UNI dining in regards to inclusion and students’ well being.”  
                “Peanuts? Aaghhh! Run to the safe space! Run to the safe space!” But what if the warm cookies colleges provide in their safe spaces have nuts in them? Huh? “OMG! I didn’t think of that! What about inclusion?! What about our well-being?! I think they’re targeting us in here, too! Run to…run to…(falls to the ground and breaks down, sobbing inconsolably).” 
                Maybe college dining halls should be banned from serving milk and cheese, too. Many people are allergic to dairy products. What about the lactose intolerant? Don’t we care about them? And seafood should be verboten, as well. As should eggs, strawberries and wheat products, all of which can be dangerous for those allergic to them. In fact, a few folks are allergic to almost every food, so it may be best if dining halls-- and restaurants-- dispense with food altogether.
                It’s extraordinarily difficult to picture today’s youth as cavepersons or pioneers, having to hunt and gather for sustenance, deal with enemies and predators, and all without helmets, electricity, the internet, drugs, and smart phones.

  There were no “safe spaces” back then. And a lot fewer nuts.


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Toronto Police Threaten Reporter Who Used Term "Terrorist"

                Toronto police threatened to arrest a Canadian reporter after he referred to now-deceased Iranian General Qassem Soleimani as a “terrorist, The Blaze reported recently. Apparently, a “candlelight vigil” attended by over 200 people was held for Soleimani outside of a Toronto courthouse. David Menzies, a reporter for Rebel News, walked the crowd and spoke with those gathered, using the word “terrorist” when referring to Soleimani. A video extant shows Canadian law enforcement officers approaching Menzies and advising him to cease and desist using the word “terrorist” when speaking of the bloodthirsty Iranian general. Menzies logically responded by asking, “I can’t call a terrorist a ‘terrorist?’” To which an officer replied, “Not in this sort of environment, no. You can’t. That’s going to incite a breach of the peace and that is Canadian law. Am I clear? It’s a breach of the peace. You will be placed under arrest.”
                Menzies then said, “So I can’t call Osama Bin Laden a terrorist?” The officer answered: “If I hear another word like that, you’re coming with me. You are not to use that word again here in this environment. Do you understand me? It incites a breach of the peace and you will be put under arrest.” Menzies averred that he had free speech rights protected by the Canadian Constitution, in that Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms says that all Canadian citizens have the right to freedom of thought, belief, opinion, and expression…but this didn’t have a noticeable effect on the authorities.
                There are a couple of points to be made here. First off, it is now the victims of violent protests and crime that have to watch what they say. If Ben Shapiro or Dennis Prager wish to speak on a college campus, in the most erudite, truthful and non-inflammatory way, they are somehow held responsible for any untoward or violent behavior in which chuckleheaded ignoramuses and/or antifa thugs may engage. Secondly, and even more frustrating—and frightening—is the fact that stating or acknowledging many simple, demonstrable, irrefutable truths is now against the law.
                There is a new kind of terrorist afoot, one we did not anticipate and one for which we are therefore less prepared. That terrorist is infinitely deadlier, and ultimately more effective, than any we’ve seen before. Because that terrorist welcomes all others into his country without expecting that they assimilate. That terrorist has internalized his enemies’ disdain of his homeland. He has become tolerant of absolutely everything…except for the traditions and mores of his own country and people.
                That terrorist…is us.
                “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”—Edmund Burke
                “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”-- George Orwell

Friday, January 24, 2020

Democrats Become First National Party To Hate The Nation They Wish To Lead

Democrats have now officially become the first national political party to actually detest the country they wish to lead. Democrats have openly sided with America’s enemies and even sympathize with the world’s most heinous terrorists rather than take the side of the president of the United States, as can be seen by their reaction to the death of Iranian mega-terrorist Qassem Soleimani. Barack Obama must have succeeded in “fundamentally” transforming the country, because, in days of yore, this would have universally been considered a priori treason. I honestly believe, if Democrats had their way, American flags would have been ordered to fly at half-staff out of respect and appreciation for the bloodthirsty General whose death they thought would make Trump look bad. Democrats and their supporters are so crazy, they applaud white supremacists if they dis Trump, as Joy Behar on ABC’s “The View” did recently. Many in the media immediately said Trump’s drone strike on Soleimani would quite possibly cause World War III to break out. Some give the impression that they would prefer to have their characterization of the strike as “reckless” be proved correct even if it meant death and destruction on a massive scale. That’s reckless. And sick.
Former donkey party greats such as Andrew Jackson, Harry Truman, JFK, and even liberal Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan would be shocked and appalled at what the party they once led has become. The party is now the bastion of full-fledged socialists, anti-Semites, transgender-worshippers and God-haters. It respects no moral code or law, abhors tradition, the Founders-- and those who have the temerity to live in rural areas of ‘fly-over country’ (i.e. the ‘deplorables’)—and is actively aiding and abetting the abolition of American history. It tolerates no dissent from its political-correctness and is aggressively attempting to strip Americans of their Constitutionally guaranteed rights. And babies from their lives as it ironically tries to invent a “right” to abortion.
There is an old saying, that something or someone is “as American as Mom, baseball, and apple pie.” The Democrats are rapidly rewriting that phrase to better suit their Depraved New World. It will likely read, “as American as non-binary, childless attraction units, soccer, and tofu.”

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Houston Neighborhood Terrorized By Squirrel

                KPRC-TV reports that a neighborhood in Houston, Texas, is being terrorized…by a vicious squirrel. The rodent is so abusive that resident Sharlene French-Amezquita says, “We usually don’t go outside during the daytime because he comes out in the daytime.” She stated that she was victimized by the squirrel after trying to shoo it away while it was chewing on her front door. “When I stepped outside the door, he leaped on me and bit my arm. I pulled him off, threw him to the ground, and tried to get in the house,” she said. She told KPRC, “I couldn’t get in the house because he came back,” adding, “he bit this leg,” while pointing out the wound to the station’s news crew.
                The ornery critter has bitten others, as well. Katie Herrera says she, too, was a victim of the deranged animal. “It’s scary,” she said. “I’m just very grateful that it actually attacked me and not my children.” The station notes that some residents will only leave their homes if armed with baseball bats or shovels. Texas wildlife officials have been contacted but have informed those in the neighborhood that nothing can be done unless and until the small mammal is trapped.
                How pathetic a picture is this? I fervently hope these “Texans” are recent transplants from California. An entire neighborhood held hostage by a……squirrel?! Seriously?! These folks wouldn’t have survived the wagon train era or the dust bowl years. They couldn’t have tamed the frontier West. “Indians? Coyotes? Aagghhh! Run for it!” There is an easy solution to this “scary” problem: shoot the rabid rodent.
                Have we been so “wussified” by progressives, altruists and radical environmental activists that we can’t—or won’t—defend ourselves from the specter of a bleeping squirrel? Have even Texans become so soft they will essentially let an undersized rodent tell them, “This town ain’t big enough for the both of us?”
                Say it isn’t so.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Minnesota's Teacher Of The Year Kneels For National Anthem

Minnesota’s “teacher of the year,” Kelly Holstine, decided to kneel while the American national anthem was sung at the college football national championship game in New Orleans recently when she heard that President Trump was going to be on the field with her. Holstine was so proud of her act that she tweeted out a photo of her protest for all to see. The esteemed educator tweeted: “Given platform to stand up for marginalized and oppressed people. Like many before, I respectfully kneeled during Nat’l Anthem because, ‘No one is free until we are all free.’ Not everybody is given the opportunity to have a voice, and I can take a small moment, a respectful moment of protest, and exercise my First Amendment rights, and stand up for my students and for vulnerable adults and for people who are not treated in the way that they should be.” 
Oh, the inanity. Where to start? She “stands up” for marginalized and oppressed people by taking a knee? A person can’t “respectfully” disrespect the anthem and the flag…and all those who sacrificed and died for what they stand for. “No one is free until we are all free?” We are all free in this country, Holstine, but that is a maudlin maxim no matter where one resides. That is like saying, “No one is free from herpes/diaper rash/fill-in-the-blank until we are all free from herpes/diaper rash/fill-in-the-blank.” The virtue-signaling instructor may exercise her precious First Amendment rights by trashing Trump, but one wonders whether she would welcome a Trump supporter or conservative into her classroom, school-- or even community—to speak. If Holstine kneels during The Star-Spangled Banner to stand up for “people who are not treated in the way that they should be,” she should be doing so for the protesters in Hong Kong courageously fighting Chinese oppression…and those in the streets of Iran condemning the Mullahs for shooting down a passenger plane, killing 176 innocent human beings. Or for the girls and women of Muslim nations who are the victims of genital mutilation and/or can’t travel without a male relative chaperoning them. Oddly enough, however, I doubt she would proudly kneel during the national anthems of China, Iran, or any Middle Eastern or North African nation, if given the “platform” or “opportunity.” 
If she is strictly concerned with injustice in the United States, perhaps she could kneel for Ben Shapiro, Dennis Prager, Michelle Malkin, Andy Ngo, or any of a myriad of other conservatives who have been routinely prevented from speaking on college campuses and who have been subjected to the most vile and unwarranted slurs and threats. Or for Sarah Sanders, Tomi Lahren and others who have been forced to leave restaurants and other public places due to the aggressive intolerance of “progressive” thugs. Or for Mark Steyn, who was sued by Michael Mann, the Penn State climatologist and creator of the breathtakingly bogus “hockey stick graph,” for mocking Mann’s preposterously ridiculous chart, a suit that has been ongoing for the better part of a decade. Or, for that matter, me. I’m continuously exposed to leftist lunacy, transgender tripe, historical heresy and anti-Christian crusading, via the mainstream media and/or the government-academia complex. And, I was once the victim of slow and discourteous service at my local DMV.
Ms. Holstine, the next time you’re tempted to take a knee to stand up for someone who’s been mistreated, I hope it’s in front of a cross.
The only thing you’ve taught us is that (your) ignorance isn’t bliss.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Student Forced To Remove Shirt Lauding Virginity

                 Apparently, virginity is not a virtue at a Wentzville, Missouri middle school. KMOV-TV reported that 13-year-old student Londyn Piglowski was sent to the principal’s office for wearing a hoodie saying, “Virginity Rocks.” In this day and age, one would think Master Piglowski should have gotten an award—or perhaps extra credit-- for wearing an article of clothing sporting that sentiment. The student’s social studies teacher sent him to the principal’s office where he was given the choice of taking the hoodie off or turning it inside out so as to hide the offensive message. He was informed that the sweatshirt was “a little bit borderline for the school,” and warned that if he refused officials would “take action.”
                Piglowski acquiesced to the demand, but admitted thinking, “Why am I taking this off? ‘Cuz it’s like a positive message.” His mother claims the district subsequently threatened to suspend him if he wore the hoodie again, though the district denies this. According to KMOV, the district’s dress code bans students from wearing clothing with statements advocating Immoral, illegal, sexual, or violent behavior, as well as apparel exposing the back, stomach, and buttocks. Other students noted, however, that these rules are routinely flaunted. They said girls frequently wear shirts exposing their stomachs and shorts that don’t fully cover their backsides, without any pushback from teachers.
                I’m sure that’s the case. Based on what’s happened in schools in recent years, I’m surprised school officials didn’t tell Piglowski, “Take the hoodie off. And the rest of your clothes, too!” This would explain why KMOV says that students from around the country have been told by their schools that “Virginity Rocks” apparel is inappropriate. The Wentzville School District sent the station a statement reading: “The District’s policy regarding student dress provides opportunities for our administrators to address student attire that is potentially disruptive to the educational environment. We routinely have conversations with students around attire that may be inappropriate and by and large, our students and families work with our staff to address any concerns.”
                So, tats and piercings-- and butts hanging out-- are okay, as are items with rap “artists” names adorning them, yet a salute to abstinence is “inappropriate,” beyond the pale, and “potentially disruptive?!” Well, I guess we wouldn’t want to risk a student getting distracted while teachers are discussing dental dams, birth control and transgender bathrooms.
                Don’t try wearing your “Sobriety Rules” tee-shirts to school, kids. They might put you on Ritalin.

Monday, January 20, 2020

"Evening With Canceled Women" Event Canceled

                According to a New York Post op-ed by David Marcus, the main branch of the New York Public Library canceled an event scheduled for January 17th. Why is this noteworthy? The event was titled, “Evening with Canceled Women.” (This is not a satire post and you are not reading the Babylon Bee).
                Marcus noted that the event was to be sponsored by the Women’s Liberation Front, a feminist organization that has the temerity to support a biological definition of gender. He stated, “The only plausible explanation is that the NYPL fears backlash from trans activists. That is, the women are being denied a platform over their objections to trans ideology.” He added that the event was specifically designed for women who have been the victims of “social-media bans, protests and hecklers—all for asserting the not-long-ago common view that gender is based in biological facts, not subjective feelings.” He also observed that, “In very short order, the academy, the media and the government have simply decided to overturn thousands of years of the understanding of gender, without so much as a discussion about it.”
                The event’s organizers have been forced to move the meeting to a “secret location” that will only be announced to ticket holders the day it is slated to be held, in an attempt to prevent gender-denying protesters from shutting it down.
                Society has degenerated and devolved so fast that people who wish to state the obvious, undeniable truth now have to go into hiding to do so, or risk being attacked. As Marcus pointed out, in just a matter of a few decades, the elites who control our institutions—and therefore our lives—have attempted to simply invalidate immutable laws of nature, while simultaneously suppressing any and all forms of dissent.
                The fact that the “Evening with Canceled Women” event was… canceled…by the NYPL reads like something from a Monty Python skit. The fact that it is not should be concerning to all of us. Leftists are typically blind to irony, hypocrisy, humor, subtlety and introspection. If “the science is settled” on man-caused global warming, it sure as hell is on the existence of two sexes.
                “Evening with Canceled Women—Canceled” is akin to “Procrastinator’s Anonymous Meeting Postponed.” Except that the latter is fictitious (at least to my knowledge) while the former is all too real.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

German Parliament Considered Mandatory Organ Donations

                Germans, you can keep your organs. For now.
                The German parliament recently voted down a proposal that would have made it mandatory for every citizen to become an organ donor. The so-called “objection solution,” was defeated by a vote of 379 to 292. An alternative proposal seeking Germans’ opinions via an online database was passed.
                The “objection solution,” which sounds far too much like the “final solution,” was proposed by health minister Jens Spahn, a member of the Christian Democratic Union, though it sounds particularly unchristian and undemocratic. Karl Lauterbach, a member of the Social Democratic Party, promoted the measure. After the vote was taken, Lauterbach stated: “I believe we will be here again in a few years, and then there will be a majority for the ‘objection solution.’” He and Spahn believe that Germans may be willing to surrender their organs en masse within three to five years.
                Organ donation is, quite literally, a very personal issue, one that involves a person’s views on body, soul, metaphysics and religion. Forced organ donation sounds like something from the Third Reich.
                “Ouch! Hey, Heinrich, I’m not dead yet! Take a hike, I’m still using my liver!”
                Even if a significant majority of a nation’s citizens are in favor of donating their organs, that doesn’t give them—or their government—the right to demand others do the same.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Climate Change Activist Advocates For Human Extinction

                Les Knight, a climate change activist from Portland, Oregon, has hit on what he believes is the most effective way to save the Earth: eradicate the human race. According to England’s The Guardian newspaper, Knight first concluded that the best thing for the planet would be the extinction of his own species about fifty years ago. He reasoned that, since humans are “causing the extinction of hundreds of thousands of other species,” a “peaceful phase-out of human existence” would restore ecosystems and eliminate “fighting over resources.” (Note to Knight: Fighting over resources was part of the definition of life long before humans appeared and would still be were he to get his wish of Homo Sapiens’ demise). He says that it is not enough for couples to limit themselves to just one child. He decided to lead by example and had himself sterilized in the 1970s. (Whew!).
                Knight claimed to be surprised that his idea “wasn’t as well received” as he had hoped. Yes, it’s truly shocking that people don’t whole-heartedly support their own sterilization, the abolishment of family and legacy, and the complete destruction of their own kind.
                In 1980, Knight relocated to Portland and founded the Voluntary Human Extinction Project. He says VHEP’s message is a simple one: “Stop procreating so the biosphere might return to its former glory,” and notes that the organization is now a global one with active volunteers from India to Mexico. Knight’s war on humanity is, unsurprisingly, related to his hatred of American capitalism. “We don’t need to breed more wage slaves to prop up an obsolete system,” he avows. He bemoans the fact that he’ll “never see the day when there are no humans on the planet,” but consoles himself with his ability to “imagine what a magnificent world it would be—provided we go soon enough.” Would that world really be magnificent if there was no one on it to perceive it as such?
                Knight, like nearly all leftists, is not a fan of Biblical Christianity, either. Genesis states: “So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’” This is a far cry from commanding, “Come to think of it, you guys suck. My bad. Do me a favor and don’t reproduce. It’d be better for the other aspects of My Creation if you just ceased to exist.”
                Religion aside, does anyone believe that any member of any other species occasionally thinks to itself: “You know, it seems to me that humans and other animals would be better off if we were extinct. We should just stop breeding and slowly eradicate ourselves for the good of the planet. Our extermination is others’ gain.” Of course not. No other species is capable of pondering its own extinction, let alone the ramifications thereof.
                So why should we? 

                Homo Sapiens is Latin for “wise man,” which, self-evidently, Knight is not.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Speaker Pelosi Marks "Somber" Impeachment Moment With Commemorative Pens

                House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeated how “somber” a moment it was prior to the House delivering the articles of impeachment to the Senate recently. Yet, in a ceremony gleefully covered live by CNN, Pelosi signed the articles against President Trump while smiling smugly…and then, incredibly, proceeded to hand out pens commemorating the occasion to her fellow Democrats. If pens marking the occasion were to be handed out, it should have been done in private, not on live television. Thankfully, since the ceremony was broadcast by CNN, almost no one saw this classless act, save for those poor souls stuck in airports.
                Elizabeth Harrington, GOP National Spokesperson, posted a video of Pelosi’s pen proffering and noted that pens are typically handed out for accomplishments, such as Trump’s signing a trade deal with China. She added, “So it’s fitting that Democrats are handing out pens for their sole accomplishment: impeachment.”
                A presidential impeachment should not be a celebratory affair, yet it wouldn’t have surprised me if Speaker Pelosi had shaken hands with her impeachment managers while wearing a joy-buzzer and passing out Cuban cigars. I’m sure commemorative hats, tee-shirts and coasters are on order, too.
                I wouldn’t put it past these Democrats to engage in literally any behavior, so addled and besotted are they with Trump Derangement Syndrome. If, God forbid, he was assassinated, would they pass around miniature commemorative caskets?

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Project Veritas Videos Also Reveal Mainstream Media Bias

                What follows is an exercise in honesty and integrity. I simply put a fictional staffer for President Trump in the place of the actual staffer for Bernie Sanders who was recently caught on tape by Project Veritas saying that Trump’s supporters should be sent to “re-education” camps, the gulags weren’t all that bad, and Milwaukee will burn if Sen. Sanders doesn’t get the Democratic nomination this coming July. Much of the staffers dialogue is unchanged, verbatim. All of it is of a piece with what he actually said. (See previous/yesterday’s post on this site).
                The mainstream media has not aired, and apparently will not air, this shocking video…or any of the subsequent ones released by Project Veritas. No one—and I mean no one—can deny that, if a Trump campaign staffer had been caught saying these very same things, the mainstream media would have the video(s) playing on a “continuous loop” basis 24/7 through the election on November 3rd.

Project Veritas reporter to Trump campaign staffer: “Do you think that some of these socialist and far left Democrats could even be re-educated?” (if Trump is re-elected).

 Trump staffer: “We gotta try. In Nazi Germany, after the fall of the Nazi party, there was a shit-ton of the populace that was f**king Nazified. Germany had to spend billions of dollars re-educating their f**king people to not be Nazis. Like, we’re probably going to have to do the same f**king thing here, with Socialists and Democratic Socialists rather than National Socialists. That’s kind of what all Trump’s whole f**king like, ‘there’s never gonna be a Socialist president’ is about, because we’re going to have to teach you to not be a f**king Socialist/Marxist/Communist. There’s a reason Joseph Stalin had gulags, right? And actually, gulags were a lot better than what the CIA has told us that they were. Like, people were actually paid a living wage in gulags, they had conjugal visits in gulags, gulags were actually meant for like re-education. [The] greatest way to break a f**king Hollywood puke or coastal elitist of their, like, privilege and their idea that they’re superior and know best for everybody is to have them go out and break rocks for 12 hours a day. You’re now essentially a ‘deplorable’ and you’re going to f**king learn what that means, right?”

Project Veritas reporter: “So, if Trump somehow isn’t reelected, will his people be…I mean, will there be ‘consequences?’”

Trump staffer: “If there’s anything but perfect unanimity at the Republican National Convention in August, Charlotte will f**king burn. If Trump doesn’t get reelected, Washington will be set afire and then other cities will just f**king explode, as well. If the police, firemen, FBI or Homeland Security push back at all, the whole damn country might go up in flames. We would make the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 look like a f**king girl scout’s f**king cookout. Anyone who tries to stop us will be f**king beaten.”

                If any member of a mainstream media outlet should happen to read this, I call on their supposed journalistic “code of ethics” in challenging them to post these videos or at least report on them. If he/she/they have a shred of human decency, integrity, sense of fair play, or modicum of shame, they will do so.
                I, however, will not be holding my breath.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Project Veritas Video: Trump Supporters To Be "Re-educated?"

Project Veritas recently released a remarkably disturbing undercover video, in which a Bernie Sanders campaign staffer stated that Trump supporters might have to be “re-educated” and rich people sent to gulags to “break rocks for 12 hours a day” if Sen. Sanders defeats Trump this November and becomes president of the United States. (But, in other news…).
A female Project Veritas journalist opens the video by asking Bernie’s man, “Do you even think that some of these ‘MAGA people,’ like, could even be re-educated?” (if Sanders takes the White House). The Sanders staffer replies “We gotta try,” adding, “In Nazi Germany, after the fall of the Nazi party, there was a shit-ton of the populace that was f**king Nazified. Germany had to spend billions of dollars re-educating their f**king people to not be Nazis. Like, we’re probably going to have to do the same f**king thing here. That’s kind of what all Bernie’s whole f**king like, ‘hey, free education for everybody!’ because we’re going to have to teach you to not be a f**king Nazi.” He went on to say, “There’s a reason Joseph Stalin had gulags, right? And actually, gulags were a lot better than what the CIA has told us that they were. Like, people were actually paid a living wage in gulags, they had conjugal visits in gulags, gulags were actually meant for like re-education.” Yes, gulags were great. Tell that to Alexander Solzhenitsyn. German National Socialists (Nazis) and Russian Communists sent people to re-education camps and gulags to break them and force them into parroting the party line, in eerily similar-- and equally evil— ways.
The Sanders field organizer then moved on to the vexing problem of how best to deal with rich folks, stating: “[The] greatest way to break a f**king billionaire of their like, privilege and their idea that they’re superior, go out and break rocks for 12 hours a day. You’re now a working-class person and you’re going to f**king learn what that means, right?” Ironically, given his own income and assets, Bernie, notwithstanding his recent heart attack, might himself be subject to a lengthy stay at a gulag, forced to smite boulders 12 hours a day as penance for being insufficiently destitute.
The bearded Bernie backer also shared his thoughts on the upcoming Democratic National Convention, to be held in Milwaukee this July. He noted: “If Bernie doesn’t get the nomination or it goes to a second round at the DNC convention, f**king Milwaukee will burn. It’ll start in Milwaukee and then when they f**king, and the police push back on that, other cities will just f**king [explode].” Is the Sanders campaign perhaps planning to revive the Weather Underground Organization, a domestic terrorist group that issued a “Declaration of a State of War” against the United States government in 1970 and conducted various bombing campaigns against banks and government buildings in the first half of the 1970s? This clown makes it seem like that is a distinct possibility.
Finally, Sanders’ campaign comrade issued another not-so-veiled threat, averring: “We’re going to make 1978 look like a f**king girl scout’s f**king cookout. The cops are going to be the ones f**king beaten in Milwaukee.” Bernie’s aide was off by a decade, as the riots to which he was referring took place outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968, but truth is always a casualty of Socialism and those who support it. And, whereas anyone can speak of targeting police officers with impunity today, his misogynistic reference to a tame, servile, domestic cookout held by young females seems oddly insensitive and un-woke.
Leftists tout tolerance but cannot countenance dissent. They give lip service to inclusiveness but wish to forcibly “re-educate” those that disagree with them. They purport to disdain fascism but routinely employ its tactics.
Socialism/Marxism/Communism killed over 100 million people in the Twentieth Century alone, and North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, et. al. are not exactly effective advertisements for Socialism today. But the Democratic Party and the Democratic Socialists of America don’t care about facts. They know Academia and the mainstream media will do their bidding, truth be damned. And, if they prove insufficiently effective, not to worry. There are always re-education camps and gulags to help people think properly, right?
Heil, Sanders!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tries To Answer Questions

                Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) recently remarked that the United States is “not an advanced society.” Alrighty then. Remember, this is the same woman who could not name the three branches of the self-same American government in which she serves.
                In light of these gaffs, I thought it would be fun to quiz her on a few other subjects that used to be considered common knowledge, so I called her office a couple of weeks ago. A secretary connected me to someone that sounded very much like AOC. Here is a transcript of the conversation:

Me: “AOC, thank you for agreeing to speak with me. First off, could you name the first three American presidents?”

AOC: “Well, there was, like…George Washington…and, like, um, Abraham Lincoln? Right? And then, umm, Ronald Reagan? FDR?”

Me: “Nice try. And where did the Boston Massacre occur?”

AOC: “Philadelphia!”

Me: “Sorry, no. It actually took place in Boston. Massachusetts.”

AOC: “Like, no shit?”

Me: “Like, no shit. Next, who fought in the Civil War? More precisely, what were the two sides in the American Civil War?”

AOC: “Um, the Redcoats and the, like, Union Jacks?”

Me: “Um, no.”

AOC: “Oh.”

Me: “Can you tell me the difference between the subject and the predicate in a sentence?”

AOC: “Like, that’s a tough one. Um, like, the subject is the accused who gets sentenced in a predicament, right?”

Me: “Not exactly. I said ‘predicate,’ not ‘predicament.’ Anyway, let’s move on. The point at which a supply and demand curve meet is called the ‘equilibrium point.’ In a competitive market, this should help determine the ____  of a product?”

AOC: “The place where capital is owned by labor and the bourgeois are supplanted by the proletariat?”

Me: “What?!”

AOC: “The amount of greenhouse gases it will send into the atmosphere, laying waste to our fragile planet in the interests of Big Energy?”

Me: “Afraid not. Let’s try a real easy one. Who is buried in Grant’s tomb?”

AOC: “Somebody named Grant?”

Me: “Excellent! Now you’re getting it. Which Grant?”

AOC: “Hugh?”

Me: “No, he’s still alive.”

AOC: “Amy?”

Me: “No.”

AOC: “Cary?”

Me: “No. Not the one I was looking for. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, may I ask you one final question?”

AOC: “Yeah.”

Me: “A very common national personification of the U.S. federal government—in which you currently serve—is…what? I’ll give you a hint: ‘Uncle _____?’”

AOC: “Uncle Pam!”

Me: “Not so much. Anyway, thank you for speaking with me today, ma’am. Happy holidays.”

AOC: “I don’t believe in holidays that white men have foisted upon us for the glorification of---”

Me: “Good-bye.”


Genesis--Now With Progressive Commentary

Genesis- Chapter I, from the revised “Even Newer Testament”

The Beginning: (Enhanced with Progressive Commentary!):

Verse 26) Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” (Like, that is so patriarchal and non-inclusive. It is marginalizing to fish, birds, livestock, wild animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground. Like, we’re not special. All living things should live in peace and harmony, unoppressed by human beings!).
                27) So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female He created them. (Why the hell would that be? Did He even ask them what gender they wished to identify as? Did He use their preferred pronouns?! If not, why? Perhaps the LGBTQ community and Planned Parenthood can set Him straight make Him- or Her- They see the error of They’s ways).
                28) God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” (Like, Dude, there’s now a population crisis, and we’re about to overwhelm our Mother the Earth with too many humans. Thank goodness for Planned Parenthood! Oh, and “subdue” sounds overly masculine and harsh, although I did love the Fifty Shades of Gray books. Just sayin’).

Monday, January 13, 2020

Civil War, Revolution Or Nanny-State?

There has been much talk lately of civil war. People ask: could the United States be on the brink of a Second American Civil War? Is it even possible? It is, of course, surpassingly sad that we must even entertain such thoughts, but that is the state of our estrangement. It is hard to imagine another civil war being fought, structurally speaking. What two armies would oppose each other with what manner of weapons?
It would certainly be better for the nation if instead we undertook a Second American Revolution. We need to recommit ourselves to limited government of, by and for the people. We need to re-enshrine the rule of law…and equality under the law-- instead of putting up with one set of rules for the elites and another for the “deplorables.” If we are to have any hope of slowing down the balkanization of America and stopping the rush to tribalism and chaos, if we are to treat people equally and each individual life with dignity, we must re-establish the primacy of Natural Law. Because all lives matter. As the Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” No matter what leftists say, these words have helped lead countless millions around the world out of bondage and into prosperity. It is time that we seriously heeded them again.
The Constitution, our Founding document, the nation’s blueprint as it were, has a preamble reading: “WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” The First Ten Amendments to this American operations manual are called the Bill of Rights. (Meaning rights the people have that government does not and can’t legitimately take away). All but the Third are clearly under attack and have essentially been abrogated by the ever-swelling federal government.
Amendment I says Congress can make no law preventing the freedom of speech or the free exercise of religion. Yet, conservatives’ voices are muzzled, especially on college campuses, and Christians are routinely harassed and prevented from praying in public, etc, etc.
Amendment II assures us of the right to bear arms, i.e. defend ourselves, and we all know this is anathema to progressives.
Amendment VI guarantees that “the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury…” Ask President Trump how that’s working for him now. The Swamp doesn’t care for outsiders. Even those in the same national government, whatever their station.
The Tenth Amendment avers that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” In reality, since the first half of the Twentieth Century, the federal government has grown and expanded at a rate greater than the rest of the universe, arbitrarily usurping power and running roughshod over both the 50 states and the citizens that reside in them.
Prior to-- and throughout-- the American Revolution, the Colonies’ leaders exhibited extraordinary wisdom, courage and fortitude. Five of the men who signed The Declaration were imprisoned by the British under brutally harsh conditions. Several were continually hunted down and had to stay on the run. No fewer than nine had their homes ransacked and burned. One lost his son while he was serving in the Revolutionary army. Many who had been wealthy were brought to financial ruin. All in the service of their fellow citizens, their nation, and their God.
Is this conceivable today? Who can envision a modern-day politician exclaiming they only regret they have but one life to give to their country? Who would lead troops—literally ride out in front of them in harms way-- for nearly a decade against a foe of overwhelming superiority…and refuse pay for doing so? Who would honestly state “Give me liberty or give me death?” Today’s “leaders” are too busy scheming how to retain and enhance their power. And planning how best to market their memoirs upon leaving office so that they can line their own coffers with cash and live a life of luxury while purporting to be terribly concerned with all the right issues, such as “climate change” and transgender “rights.”
It is too much to ask for a Clinton to have the character of George Washington. It is too much to ask for an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be versed in the history of ancient governments…or, probably, to point to Philadelphia on a map.
It is also likely too much to ask Americans to rededicate themselves to ensuring that government of the people, for the people, by the people, doesn’t soon perish from the Earth. But we must do it anyway. It is time to exchange devolution for revolution.
The Founders created what has been called the “Last best hope of Earth.”
It is up to us to save it. Even if we must pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Colin Kaepernick Says America Targets Black And Brown People

                The drone strike that ended the earthly tenure of Iranian general and über-terrorist Qassem Soleimani did not sit well with former NFL quarterback and current anti-American spokesperson Colin R. Kaepernick. The washed-up baller decried President Trump’s decision to target the man responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in the Middle East and around the globe. Kaepernick recently said that the U.S. targets minorities “at home and abroad,” tweeting: “There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.”
                As is the case with virtually all leftist dogma, this is exactly wrong. Whether it be the first World Trade Center bombing, 9/11, the Orlando nightclub shooting, or numerous other terrorist attacks on the United States and her citizens of all colors, the U.S., the most diverse nation in history, has been the target of terrorists from North Africa and the Middle East. This despite the fact that the nation has often tried to help prevent ethnic genocide and gives billions of dollars in humanitarian aid to African nations alone. But let’s not muddy things up with facts.
                The United States lost over 600,000 people in a war to end slavery and preserve the idea that all men are created equal and granted inalienable rights by their Creator. Prior to that, to establish and keep its independence, it fought arguably the whitest nation in existence (not that it should matter), England…twice. America has also fought wars with North Korea and North Vietnam, but Asians are not black (not that it should matter), and certainly are not a minority in this world.
                Moreover, the world can never forget that the United States made it possible for the allies to defeat Germany…twice. One can be sure that Mr. Kaepernick was taught about the Third Reich and the Aryan Nation. The Nazis were actual racists and white supremacists. At wars end, the U.S., far from acting out of imperialist greed, gave back the land it had conquered, unlike the U.S.S.R., and spent the equivalent of over 115 billion in today’s dollars to rebuild European economies. But, instead of celebrating the nation which has sacrificed so much in the name of racial equality…and rewarded him with millions of dollars and an endless forum to opine, Kaepernick chooses to denigrate and savage it.
                As he opts to dishonor and disrespect the country, its flag, and those who have long defended the values it represents, he really only dishonors himself. More’s the pity.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Age Of Unreason

There was once an Age of Reason. Today we appear to be living in the Age of Unreason. Or insanity.
As I’ve noted in previous posts, it is exceedingly difficult today for a sane person to believe what he or she observes on a daily basis, whether it be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stating that the world will end in 12 years, Nancy Pelosi demanding that Republicans in the Senate put on a “fair” trial, pundits and talking heads blithely comparing President Trump to Hitler or the devil, people being threatened with fines or job loss for “misgendering” someone, or the pronouncements that men are having their own babies…to name but a few of the absurdities now passed off as news. Additionally, nearly every progressive policy prescription is utterly, demonstrably devoid of reason and logic.
To wit: Abortion should be legal as it’s simply “a woman’s choice” to do what she will with her body? No. She can’t light up a cigarette in a public restaurant. She can’t depress the accelerator of her car too far without being issued a ticket for speeding… or worse. She can’t drive drunk. If she is conservative, she often can’t even speak without being shouted down or chased off college campuses. She may be asked to leave a restaurant while quietly dining with family. She may even be assaulted. Just ask Sarah Huckabee, Candace Owens or Michelle Malkin, among many others. Guns are bad and should be banned? Then why are most mass murders committed in gun-free zones? Why are the cities with the strictest gun-control laws typically the ones with the most homicides? The Green New Deal will save the planet, benefit the economy and increase employment? No, you can’t spend more money than exists in the world and ban all energy-extraction industries without destroying the economy. On a world-wide scale. (All to possibly keep the planet’s temperature from rising .5 of a degree Celsius by 2100). And there are already more jobs in the U.S. than people to fill them, so…?
Moreover, Democrats and leftists (sadly there is not much distinction anymore) routinely project their thoughts, motives and actions onto Republicans/conservatives, aided by their willing lapdogs in the pathetically compliant mainstream media. (See Trump’s Ukraine “quid pro quo” versus Biden’s, for example). And roughly half of the population can’t or won’t see their ruse.
Progressives seek nothing so much as power. Yet, the more they crave it, the less they claim to, and the more they purport to have only the most altruistic of motives. They want to take away our First Amendment rights…and our Second Amendment rights…and tax the hell out of us…and tell us how big of a soft drink we can purchase…and how we must think about climate change, the existence of 73 (or more) different genders, and too many other things to list here…all for our own good and the betterment of society. Right. Now tell us the one about the three bears.
As Ayn Rand said, “Power seekers have always known that if men are to be made submissive, the obstacle is not their feelings, their wishes or their ‘instincts,’ but their minds; if men are to be ruled, then the enemy is reason.” That is a spot-on observation. Today’s Democrats have certainly made that clear. Yet, Ms. Rand was remiss in one area. She could have added that attacking religion has historically been a hallmark of would-be totalitarian governments as well. Today’s Democrats routinely eschew reason and faith.
Faith and reason are not mutually exclusive, not strange bedfellows. In fact, they are inextricably entwined. Contrary to what those on the left would have us believe, religion has generally helped foster reason, not obliterate or refute it. As Ben Shapiro has pointed out, the twin pillars of revelation and reason — emanating from ancient Jerusalem and Athens — form the bedrock for Western civilization’s unprecedented success.
Reason has led us to longer life spans, better health, greater wealth and more leisure time. It has led to countless great inventions. It has led us, literally, to the stars. Faith gives us the strength to make these journeys. And provides the ultimate destination.
Destroying either-- or both-- of these inevitably leads to societal collapse. All previous great societies have gone from bondage to abiding faith to great courage to independence to abundance to complacency to apathy to…bondage again. The United States appeared to be far down that same road until November 8th, 2016. Now, well, time will tell. So, as we start this new decade and look to the future, let us not look too far ahead. To Make America Great Again, we Americans need to keep our vison on 2020. Especially November 3rd.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Climate Change Alarmists Search For Scarier Term

“Experts” first warned us of imminent—and deadly—global cooling in the 1970s. A couple of decades later they started warning us about the possibly even more deadly global warming that was robbing us of a future. More recently, with warming taking a pause, much like cooling did in the 1980s, “experts” and our elite masters decided that “climate change” would be a better moniker for the nevertheless impending disaster. And now, purveyors of planetary panic have decided that the term is not terrifying enough to cause people to make drastic changes in their lives.  A recent article by Aaron Hall in AdAge essentially posed the following question: would people be more alarmed if “climate change” was supplanted by starker, more aggressive terms such as “global meltdown” or “climate collapse?” Hall is a “professional namer,” who says the new name needs to resonate with unscientific rubes in flyover country to help them understand the scope of the problem. (Translation: vote for leftists).
Much as Democrats threw out “quid pro quo” in favor of “bribery” after surveys showed the former term didn’t register with eligible voters following earlier impeachment hearings, and the latter one did, they brainstormed what terms might light a fire—so to speak—under deplorables. Other terms considered included “global melting,” “boiling point,” “scorched Earth,” and “climate chaos.”
Hall also mulled over many other terms, granting honorable mention status to “Emission critical,” “planet critical,” pre-extinction,” “earthshattering,” and, my personal favorite, “The Great Collapse.”
I am by no means certain Hall went far enough in his rebranding scheme to scare people into obedience. A term like “climate derangement” could be used to scare us into thinking that not only is the climate heating up, but that it may well take a machete to us when we’re in the shower. Words like “baking,” “toasting,“ “roasting,” “scalding” and “broiling” could be employed. “Incinerate” would surely incite.  How about “climate holocaust?” “Climate catastrophe?” “Planetary apocalypse?” Perhaps that would make more folks commit themselves to the bonds of slavery.
In a sense, “Climate change” is an inanity. It is akin to saying, “solar heat.” The second word of each term is superfluous. On a macro scale, if there wasn’t climate change, there would be nothing, the null set. An endless void. We wouldn’t be here.
But that doesn’t matter to the elites. To progressives, crisis equals opportunity. This is why they never truly try to solve one. The more imminent and devastating they can portray the “crisis” to be, the greater their opportunity for power and control.