*Certainly, more women than men are the victims of harassment. But astronomically more women than men spend significant time complaining about-- and reveling in?-- their victim status. Real, physical harassment is inexcusable, but as for those who are devastated by a guy complimenting their dress or asking for their phone number, well, maybe…#trulyaretheweakersex.
*Futurist Ian Pearson recently claimed that A.I. could become "billions of times" smarter than humans, and that we might have to merge with it to survive. Well, isn't that special?
*What's $7 trillion among friends...and colleagues? That's how much the new Republican spending bill is likely to add to the federal deficit in the next ten years. Limited government anyone?
*Late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel recently said the reason most talk-show hosts are liberal is that the position "requires a level of intelligence." He didn't say what that level was. Really tough to mouth platitudes and utter "jokes" that others write, Jimmy. Certainly more intellectually taxing than being a rocket scientist, engineer, entrepreneur, CEO, etc., huh? Moron.
*A correspondent for Campus Reform interviewed students at John Jay College in New York City. He read quotes from Barack Obama's SOTU addresses and told them they were from Trump's. The students blasted the quotes as aggressive, over-the-top, dangerous and ridiculous. One even remarked on his "small hands." They were more than a little flustered when informed of the truth. What about that "level of intelligence" thing, Mr. Kimmel?
*Those in the U.S. shouldn't be worried about Russian interference in U.S. presidential elections. They should be worried about U.S. government interference in U.S. presidential elections. Between the massive corruption in the FBI and Department of Injustice and the vast deep-state bureaucracy, the nation is doing an excellent imitation of a banana republic. Tragic and sad.
*The mainstream media is to today's far left Democratic Party as Goebbels was to Hitler. Seriously.
*The Trump administration has approved the sale of lethal defensive weapons to the Ukraine, a departure from previous U.S. policy. Despite the media narrative, the president is getting tougher with Russia.
*California Governor Jerry ("Moonbeam") Brown signed SB 54 into law, which bans officers from asking about immigration status and even prevents them from holding suspects with immigration violations. Sheriffs, both in California and around the country, are not amused. This reckless act will make the average Californian less safe.
*Someone put a pink "pussy" hat on the Harriet Tubman statue in Harlem, New York on Saturday, January 20th, the date of the Women's March. Harriet Tubman was a liberator, someone who risked her own life to make others safer. She was religious, too. She would, in all likelihood, not be pleased that someone defiled her likeness in this manner.
*"Your call is almost unbelievably important to us (which is why we don't have anyone to answer it now). Please hold (possibly until the sun expires) or leave a message at the tone (even though we don't have anyone to listen to that, either). Thanks for calling _______."
*Trump should be carved into Rushmore by Friday. In response to Little Rocket Man's pronouncement that he has a "Nuclear Button" on his desk, ready at all times, he replied: "...I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my button actually works!"
*The Trump administration recently launched "Operation Safe City," a series of raids designed to put pressure on illegal sanctuary jurisdictions. Almost 500 illegal immigrants were arrested. More than 300 of them had previous criminal convictions, including those for aggravated assault, drug trafficking, domestic violence, child molestation, theft of U.S. property, aggravated assault on an officer, larceny, burglary, DUI, and making terroristic threats.
*How did the Earth get by for so many millions of years without humans determining the climate?
*An Australian citizen of Afghani descent drives into a group of Christmas shoppers in Melbourne, injuring at least 18. Another man films the attack while holding a bag of knives. Odd. "Just a coincidence; no terror here say the authorities!"
*New figures released by the Justice Department show that fully 20% of all federal prisoners are non-native-born, and that the overwhelming majority (92%) are illegal immigrants.
*Many of the same people, such as those on "The View," that were incredulous that anyone could hope that president Obama would fail in his agenda, were literally whooping and hollering with joy when they, mistakenly, were under the impression that President Trump had been found guilty of collusion with Russia and would likely be impeached. Disgusting. Sickening. Pathetic. And so typical of the "tolerant" left.
*What will Democrats and their sycophants in the mainstream media try to impeach President Trump for next? Parsing words? Sipping water while on camera? Poorly crafted tweets? Improperly feeding fish? Possessing yellow hair?
*Many folks seem to care more for their dogs than about other people. Would they change their minds about abortion if we were killing puppies rather than babies?
*Various totalitarian countries have engaged in ethnic cleansing over the years. This despicable, heinous act has resulted in millions of deaths. The West is currently being subjected to "ideological cleansing." This assault on reason is being successfully carried out by leftists because too few conservatives are willing to fight back. Ideological cleansing ultimately will be no less deadly than ethnic cleansing. Literally. Ideological cleansing is a precursor to ethnic cleansing.
*A British company has released the first pictures of the world's first smart prophylactic, the i Con Smart Condom. The device will record intimate data of anyone using it, but will require a standard condom also be worn to protect the user from STDs and causing unwanted pregnancies. The lead engineer for the product called it "non-intrusive." Is that not the very reason condoms are needed?
*Journalist Janell Ross of the Washington Post attended a highly secretive Democratic Alliance meeting in California, also attended by none other than George Soros, the Democratic bag man, and did not disclose this fact to her employer. The gathering of leftist bigwigs was intended to plot the way forward for Progressivism, and the meeting's leaders wanted to keep the identities of those in attendance under wraps. "Democracy Dies In Darkness," huh?
*J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans raised $37 million for Hurricane Harvey victims this year, while Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem last year, when he was actually employed by the NFL. Therefore, GQ magazine naturally proclaimed Kaepernick its "Man of the Year" for 2017. Let's see...making things better for victims of a catastrophe, or shunning your own country's flag and anthem? Hmmm. What is more...manly?
*File this one under the category, "All you need to know:" Iran chose to let its own citizens- victimized by an earthquake- die...rather than accept help from Israel.
*The third Global Atheist Convention, titled "Reason to Hope," was scheduled to be held in Melbourne, Australia in February of 2018. It has been cancelled due to lack of interest, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Now that is a reason to hope.
*If men and women are the same, why has every society in the history of the world used two different sets of terms to describe them? "Man, woman, male, female," etc., would be moot, needless, meaningless, confusing, and an inefficient, pointless, exercise in verbosity. Male or female, she-male or he-male...lets just settle on one term for all. Emale?
*On the other hand, if there were no difference between men and women, there would be no men or women. Kind of a significant point, I think.
*The New York Times is suing a lady named Contessa Bourbon for masquerading as a reporter for the paper. Apparently, Ms. Bourbon has been pretending to be a Gray Lady journalist since a Brookings Institute event in 2013. The Times shouldn't be too surprised or upset. Most of its actual writers have been masquerading as journalists and reporters for a long time, just as the paper itself pretends to be unbiased.
*Why is it I get the feeling that people everywhere in the world think the world is going to hell in the proverbial hand-basket? We've never been wealthier or had more tech-gadgets and "toys." Maybe that should tell us something.
*I tend to agree with Mark Steyn who said that the meeting between Clapper, Comey and Trump on the "dirty dossier" only- and only- took place so news of it could be leaked to the press. No substance there. Disturbing indeed.
*Visa is now offering companies bonuses of up to $10,000 if they'll stop accepting cash. It will soon be a cashless world, and governments will rejoice. Why? Because all transactions will then be easily tracked. "Ve haf vays uf knowing ver you go, vat you do, buy, eat...ja? Jawohl!"
*The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending $438,699...or so...to study "whether gender norms of masculinity and femininity lead LGBTQ individuals to drink to much." That's sick. I need a drink.
*A CNN commentator recently said, on the air: "Trump is unfit to be human." Well, we certainly know we can trust that network's analysis to be fair and balanced. Wonder what that "journalist" said about Wiener or Weinstein?
*One knows the end is nigh when one hears Hillary Clinton say of Harvey Weinstein: "The behavior described by the women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior." Now, about your hubby, Hillary...
*Curiously, many of the same people who vehemently/belligerently support NFL players ‘free speech’ rights also favor banning ‘conservative’ figures from speaking on college campuses.
*The left imbues inanimate objects with the capacity for evil, because it refuses to acknowledge the obvious evil in some humans.
*The Egyptian parliament considered a law that would ban parents from giving their children "Western names"...because, said the member of parliament who proposed it, they are hard for Arabs to pronounce. Who's xenophobic?
*Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was asked what he'd serve President Trump if he ever had the chance to cook for him. He said he'd poison him. (Guessing he's not going to get that chance now). The media? Couldn't care less about the threat to kill the Commander-in-Chief. Hate speech apparently isn't determined by what is said, but by who is saying it...about whom. Sick.
*All standards, whether they be academic, physical, or moral- are now considered racist, homophobic, sexist, or in some other way intolerant or bigoted. No society can survive this mindset.
*Students at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom, California have been warned that chanting "USA" at sporting events and pep rallies could appear to be inappropriate, intolerant, and offensive to some.
*To most college-educated millennials and others of a leftist bent, everything is up for equivocation, everything is relative, everything is okay, except standards and the concept of knowable truth. It is a knowable truth that this eventually fosters the absolute breakdown of society…to the tragic detriment of everyone.
*Let's be perfectly clear: if China wanted to end the North Korean crisis it would. China accounts for over 90% of the Hermit Kingdom's external trade...and more than 90% of its oil, as well.
*An evangelical research group has come out with a list of the ten most post-Christian, or secular, cities in the United States. It probably won't shock anyone that 8 of them are in the New York-New England area of the Northeast, including Boston and New York City, and the other two, Seattle and San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, are on the West Coast.
*Happily, "Old Ironsides," the U.S.S. Constitution, is back resting comfortably atop the briny. The famous ship, which was launched in the 1790s, had been in dry dock the past two years for repairs. She can be seen- and potentially toured- at Boston's Charlestown Navy Yard.
*Yet another "progressive" has called for President Trump to be assassinated. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democratic state Senator from Missouri, recently posted, "I hope Trump is assassinated" on her Facebook page. She deleted the post, but only after a screenshot of it was taken and posted on Twitter. And the media is concerned about Trump's mental health?
*It seems literally nothing is inclusive enough for leftists. Except for the phrase "All Lives Matter," which they somehow deem too inclusive. That mental health thing again.
*Almost incomprehensibly, ESPN has removed Robert Lee from the broadcast team that will air the Virginia-William & Mary football game on September 2nd, due to his name being nearly identical to that of the great Confederate general Robert E. Lee. The facts that ESPN's Lee is Asian, and that Robert E. Lee died 147 years ago didn't matter to the hyper-progressive network, whose leaders were concerned that some people could be offended. Somehow.
*The famous movie line goes: "You can't handle the truth." In the West today, you can't speak the truth. Very soon, most will be unable to even recognize the truth. And a growing number of progressives don't believe that absolute truth even exists. If there is no truth, nothing matters. If nothing matters, chaos, perversion and violence will reign...and society will be rapidly destroyed.
*It now appears that former Venezuelan military chief and head of the country's Socialist Party, Diosdado Cabello, may have issued an order to assassinate Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the Miami Herald reported recently. Maybe that's why Trump threatened them.
*According to the U.S.'s Government Accountability Office (giggle), 22 different agencies improperly paid out $144 billion last year. I'm sure the Americans who benefited from the massive erroneous largesse aren't complaining. Taxpayers should.
*Of the 20 largest cities in the United States, Chicago is the only one that experienced a net loss in population last year. And the trend is- understandably- accelerating. Illinois lost over 37,500 residents, more than any other state last year. Punitive taxation and over-regulation are causing its citizens to flee to more...welcoming and inclusive states.
*The Trump administration's commission on election integrity asked the states to provide information about their voter rolls. Many states have "flipped out" over this request, claiming it's an assault on voter privacy.. This is odd, as the request is limited to information that is already publicly available under the states' own laws. Oh, and many of these very same states sell this information to interested parties.
*A pending measure in the great state of Oregon would require all insurance companies in the state to cover abortion procedures and various other reproductive services at no cost to patients, regardless of income. This radical bill would mandate taxpayer-funded coverage for abortion for any reason and at any time, including late-term and sex-selective abortions.
*Gertrude Himmelfarb has a new book out. In it she states that our (Western) society has been "de-moralized," in the sense that morality has been erased or pushed to the sidelines. She avers that we need to be "re-moralized." Just so, Gertrude, just so.
*Virtually all of the West- and its citizens- appears to be in the throws of a massive and unprecedented identity crisis. Gender, religious, social, cultural, national, etc. Sad.
*It's probably a good thing Adam and Eve weren't gay or non-gendered. Just sayin'.
*Texas had the fastest growing economy in the United States in the first quarter of 2017, according to data recently released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, with a real annual growth rate of 3.9%. California, the most populous state in the union, was 42nd, with a GDP (barely) growing at a real annual rate of 0.1%. This is no surprise, as Texas welcomes and supports businesses while California now regulates and berates them.
*Sweden admitted 162,000 migrants in 2015, according to government statistics. Only 494 got jobs. The other 99.7%?
*If "appropriation" is bad, why has the LGBTQIA "community" been allowed to appropriate so many letters of our alphabet?
*Progressives think "the science is settled" when it comes to man-caused global warming, but not when it comes to the existence of two sexes. Mind-boggling.
*Utah senator Mike Lee's office has issued a report showing that fewer Americans are married, participating in religious bodies, socializing with neighbors, or even working than in past years. This is a deeply troubling trend, especially coming-as it does- at the outset of an explosion in A.I. that is likely to strengthen these trends.
*Great new bumper sticker: "America: --Designed by Geniuses, Run By Idiots"
*The world's Muslim population is projected to grow by a staggering 70% between 2015 and 2060, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.
*”A Brief History of History” [Progressive Version]: 1) The Big Bang. 2) Lightning hits primordial soup. 3) Dinosaurs roam the earth. 4) Asteroid hits planet. 5) Homo Sapiens arrives. 6) Crusades. 7) Columbus discovers America. 8) Dark Ages.
*’If you don’t believe in gun control, then you shouldn’t be surprised when you’re killed by a gun,” so tweeted a leftist moron recently. Leftist moron went on to say, “No sympathy here, ignorant asshole,” referring to the Alexandria shootings. Oh? Well, if you don’t believe in holding Islamic terrorists responsible, don’t want a border wall, blame others for terrorist’s acts, etc., then don’t be surprised when you’re killed by an Islamic terrorist. Don’t expect us to cry over your demise due to the obvious idiocy of your position. In other words, “No sympathy here, ignorant asshole.”
*Lena Dunham picked Father's Day to tweet that dads aren't necessary. She said, "You don't need a father--so many families work so many ways..." Of course, she wouldn't exist if not for a father. In retrospect, it's too bad she had one.
*James T. Hodgkinson, the perpetrator of the attack on House Republicans in Alexandria, Virginia recently, was found to have a list of Republican congressmen on notepad paper in his pockets. The six names so far released are all members of the House Freedom Caucus, the most conservative members of the lower chamber. This proves beyond a doubt it wasn't a random shooting.
*Democratic Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe told reporters today that 93 million Americans die every day due to gun violence. He actually stated that twice, before a sympathetic reporter (is there any other kind when dealing with Democrats?) gently guided him to correct his insanely ignorant and preposterous statement. There are only about 300 million Americans in total, so. at that rate, every single American- man, woman and child- would be exterminated in less than four days. The figure the astoundingly addled governor may have been searching for is...93 a day. That's significantly different than 93 million a day. Beam me up, Scotty, there's no intelligent life here.
*Congressional leaders have delivered a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund the government through the end of fiscal year 2017. Tragically, the bill does not defund Planned Parenthood or public broadcasting, and the National Endowment for the Arts' budget is actually increased. It does not include cuts to the various domestic agencies that the president has earlier proposed, nor provide money for his border wall. It does fund California's high-speed rail. Who controls the White House and both branches of Congress? Pathetic.
*Bernie Sanders' income topped one million dollars in 2016, a Vermont newspaper reported, including a $795,000 book deal advance, which far surpasses fellow socialist Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass) book advance of a paltry $200,000. Feel the Bern!
*A Veteran's Affairs hospital in West Virginia proposed spending $10 million to add 25 spaces to one of its parking lots. The U.S. payed $15 million for the Louisiana Purchase, a territory that encompassed some 828,000 square miles. These parking spaces total 5,000 square feet. The project is still going forward, apparently. Your tax dollars at work, America!
*Former President Obama famously lambasted the rich and powerful, often excoriating the very Wall Street types he and Hillary helped bail out. Not satisfied with the $400,000 a speech ransom they are raking in from Barack's chats to large corporations, the Obamas have reportedly signed a book deal with Penguin Random House worth more than $65 million for their post-White House memoirs. Gag me.
*Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Friday, May 26th, that the terror threat is worse than most people realize, stating that many people would "never leave the house" if they knew the truth. He noted there were four major terror attacks in just the week prior to his remarks— in England, Egypt, the Philippines and Indonesia — "by generally the same groups." The families of those who lost their lives in today’s (June 3rd, 2017) barbaric attacks on London probably wish their loved ones never left their houses today.*The Trump administration has announced ten judicial nominees to the federal court. They are all competent, mature, professional, accomplished...and conservative. Judicial nominees are, thus far, the best feature of the Trump presidency.
*David Letterman, former Late Night host, on President Trump: "He was just a big, wealthy dope who'd come on and we'd make fun of his hair." Mr. Letterman, look in the mirror.
*The Manchester bomber's father has been linked to Al Qaeda, his brother to ISIS, yet English politicians and officials, on the whole, can't formulate the words, "Islamic terror." Pathetic. This is, clearly, not their finest hour. Mr. Churchill, we all need you.
*Federal Election Commission data, analyzed by The Hill, show that 95% of the money donated by federal government employees who contributed more than $200 to a presidential campaign went to Hillary Clinton. Ninety-five percent. Guess who pays the government employees? The system is rigged.
*A new report from Politico reveals that, in order to reach a nuclear accord with Iran, then President Obama agreed to the release of seven Iranian-born prisoners that his own Justice Department believed were a grave threat to America's national-security.
*Incredibly, some avid multiculturalists say that Americans should accept female genital mutilation because it's prevalent in other countries. So is syphilis. And cannibalism.
*Saudi Arabia was recently elected to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. Iran is already on the commission. That should tell you everything you need to know about the U.N.
*I can't, in good conscience, engage in "con-science." And I won't. Global warming is not science, it is the religion of the irreligious. Period.
*The only college-age kids who may actually deserve "safe spaces" are those in the military. Of course, most of them would be repulsed by the notion.
*A new Pew Research Center study reveals that the United States is home to more immigrants than any other country in the world. More than 40 million people currently living in the U.S. were born in another country. That means a staggering one-fifth of the entire world's migrant population call the U.S. home.
*President Trump met with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, as well as musicians Kid Rock and Ted Nugent at the White House last week. Over dinner, he assured the trio that he was a "Constitutionally-driven Commander-in-Chief." Let's hope so.
*The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation recently released its first Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Towards Socialism. One of its findings? Thirty-two percent of Millennials believe that George W. Bush killed more people than Stalin.
*Entitlements and interest on the debt alone constitute 70% of the federal budget of the United States. At the current trajectory, it won't be long before that figure is 100%. Game over.
*Kamala Harris (D., California), actually complained that then Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (now Justice) paid too much attention to "legalisms." Is that a bad trait in a judge, Kamala? Wow.
*Speaking of the mainstream media, The Detroit News' slogan is: "We Know Where You Live." Really? In this day and age that seems a little dark and foreboding, lol.
*Chicago a war zone? Worse, actually. From 2009 through 2016, 293 Americans were killed fighting in Iraq. During that same period, 3,973 people were murdered in Chicago, 762 of them last year alone. How are those extremely strict gun-control laws working for you, Chicagoans?
*Supreme Court Justices are supposed to believe in original intent and interpret the law, not make the law...that is the legislature's job. Most liberal judges, however, want to enforce political correctness and push social justice causes. Neil Gorsuch is a sane, objective nominee who would soberly interpret the law. Republicans must see that he gets confirmed. Gorsuch received unanimous Senate confirmation to be an appellate court justice back in 2006. That only two Democrats appear likely to approve his nomination currently is a preposterous travesty, and shows what has happened to their party.
*Hillary Clinton spent $1.2 billion on her recent losing presidential campaign, twice as much as Donald Trump spent, and an all-time record high. By contrast, in 2012, Obama spent a little over $700 million to get re-elected while Mitt Romney's campaign only shelled out $450 million.
*The EPA will no longer force owner's of oil and gas wells to provide detailed information of their methane emissions. Global warming alarmists say that methane is responsible for "about 1/4th" of global warming to date. We don't even know if man has caused global warming, or its extent. We damn sure aren't able to measure the precise amount of the supposed warming caused by one particular greenhouse gas.
* ”The Constitution shall never be construed…to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”- Samuel Adams
*Burger King offered adult novelties in certain package meal orders after 6 pm on February 14th...Valentine's Day. A few decades ago we were watching Father Knows Best and Bonanza on television, and now we're putting sex toys in "Happy Meals." Remarkable.
*In the last 10 years alone, the U.S. Department of Labor has added regulations requiring another 70 million hours of paperwork. Now that's efficiency!
*An Oakland, California woman saw a Donald Trump sign while in south Florida, whipped out a knife, slashed the sign, and threatened to attack the owners of the business where she spotted it. The business? R & T Vinyl Signs. The woman was apprehended and faced charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Why did she do it? She said the sign "ruined her chill."
*A Drexel University professor tweeted "All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide." He was taken aback when people criticized him for the tweet, so he tried to mollify them by stating, "To clarify: when the whites were massacred during the Haitian revolution, that was a good thing indeed."
*In a recent YouGov survey, 69% of respondents said they believe the media are not "honest and truthful."
*A 2006 survey found that half of Democrats thought that the Bush administration assisted in- or deliberately took no action to prevent- the 9/11 attacks. You can't reason with madness.
*According to Judicial Watch, the University of California Regents have approved "as much as $27.1 million for non-resident tuition waivers and financial aid to illegal-alien students attending college at the University of California." Judicial Watch has filed a suit, which also seeks an end to the nearly $4 million being awarded annually to illegal-aliens in taxpayer-funded grants and scholarships. We are hell-bent on committing cultural suicide.
*Germany is doing away with its criminal code that makes it illegal to insult a foreign leader. This should henceforth be known as the "Trump Rule."
*Recent surveys show women are 3 times more likely to be involved in same-sex relationships. Experts don't know why this is. I do. It is because of the incessant assault on all things male. Males are ridiculed as lazy cavemen. They are portrayed as war-mongering women haters. Women are repeatedly assured that they can have it all, be tough as nails, and do anything a man can do. Media, academia and government all tell the ladies that they don't need men. Science is feverishly working on making this a biological fact. And yet, women are still portrayed as more sensitive, open and caring to others.
*The young Muslim men of military age streaming into Europe and the U.S. are practicing Hijrah, or "jihad through migration." By not responding, Western leaders are determinedly waging their own jihad against the very countries they lead. 'Astounding' is a thoroughly inadequate description of their complicity.
*Welcome back to the Oval Office, Winston.
*Polls show that 1 in 3 Californian's would support the state leaving the union. 3 in 4 Americans would probably say the same.
*CNN's Marc Lamont Hill (himself an African-American) recently called Bruce LeVell, a fellow panelist, a "mediocre negro" for his work on Donald Trump's National Diversity Coalition. Hill later averred: "I'm not name-calling." Of course not. Only white males can name-call. Duh!
*Tiny Israel has more companies on the NASDAQ than all of Europe combined. Its per capita GDP is above those of Italy and Japan.
*In recent years, the United States has decommissioned 33 nuclear power plants, while only 4 are under construction. In contrast, China will essentially triple its nuclear capacity by 2030 and Russia will see one new nuclear plant come online every year over the next decade. India plans to increase the nuclear share of its electrical power from 3 and a 1/2 percent to 25 percent by 2050. Hopefully Donald Trump will see the light...that we may see the light(s) less expensively.
*Evangelical author Johnnie Moore notes, "America has become an increasingly intolerant place for Christians. The religious right is dying." If Christians cannot thrive here, then where?
*A grocery store in Brooklyn, N.Y. was playing music over its intercom recently. One of the songs in the rotation was "Sweet Home Alabama," by Lynyrd Skynrd. A woman wearing a "Love Trumps Hate" button indignantly demanded that it be turned off, saying it was "inappropriate." Libs Hate the South. Still. Let's hope that "Trump Trumps Asininity."
*Long time New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is publicly concerned that the election of Donald Trump "may have killed the planet." I'm sure he's deeply concerned over the purveyors of fake news, as well.
*How did President Obama react to the shooting death of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey and the terror attack on the Berlin Christmas Market that killed 12 and injured dozens, both of which were carried out by Islamic extremists? He went golfing.
*One Detroit ballot box contained only 50 ballots; count them, 50...yet magically produced 306 votes. There obviously were domestic "bad actors" at work trying to influence the election and get Hillary into the White House.
*China seized an unmanned, underwater drone belonging to the U.S. navy- from international waters- and President-elect Donald Trump tweeted out, "We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back--let them keep it!" Why would he tweet that? Not very presidential.
*The election result proves the old adage that you shouldn't put all your eggs [or voters] in one basket of deplorables.
*President Obama has always been certain in his belief that history only moves in one direction...his. He was wrong.
*What is the definition of pathetic? Progressive "Never-Trumpers" have taken to wearing safety pins as a sign to fellow progressive Trump haters that they are "safe" to talk to.
*Democrats deliberately wrote off white, working class voters. Hillary campaigned on putting coal miners out of work. They're now shocked that they lost. You guys were a few years too early in your demographic gamble.
*The Obama Justice Department is without question the most politicized in history. It was never going to allow Hillary Clinton to be indicted. No matter what. Period.
*The publisher of The New York Times wrote a letter to readers on Friday, November 11th, in which he promised that the paper would "reflect" on its coverage of this year's election while rededicating itself to reporting on "America and the world" accurately and honestly. You mean you weren't doing that before? We won't be holding our breath.
*President Obama has now ordered more prisoners released early from federal facilities in a single year than any of his predecessors. He has granted clemency to 688 felons this year (2016) alone, more than the past 11 presidents combined. He's always looking to beef up the Democratic voting base!
*When Obama took office in 2008, about 3,500 people per year were being killed by radical jihadist terrorist groups. By 2015, the number was approaching 30,000.
*Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills petitioned intelligence officials to allow Hillary to use her BlackBerry inside a "Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility." That is literally unprecedented and defeats the SCIF's very purpose. The National Security Agency denied the request. Trust her?
*Surveys show that 78% of the "Greatest Generation" consider(ed) themselves as religious conservatives or moderates. Even 70% of "Baby Boomers" do/did so. Millenials identify quite differently: 45% claim to be non-religious or religious progressives.
*Obama has cow-towed to China, Iran, Cuba and Russia, among other nations. He has gone out of his way to accommodate them. Each of theses nations has gone out of their way to bitch-slap him...and the United States. Lessons learned?
*The estimated number of illegal immigrants living inside the U.S.? Approximately 12 million.
*Amnesty for those immigrants could cost the U.S. more than $6.3 trillion.
*Armed citizens are significantly less likely to be injured by an attacker. The number of defensive gun uses is around 2.1 million to 2.5 million times per year. The mainstream media cover that little fact?
* Colin Kaepernick has been wearing socks with pigs in police officer's hats depicted on them during practice. Here's hoping that someone somewhere is wearing socks with Colin Kaepernick figures on them- sporting the head of a jackass.
*North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed his deputy premier for education because he nodded off in a meeting. The former premier was dispatched- in public- by anti-aircraft guns. That'll teach him.
The Dear Leader also sent two other senior officials to a re-education camp.
*The National Review states that, "conservative patriotism is increasingly associated with the 'nostalgic' world view of Donald Trump, which seems to repel younger non-whites more strongly than it attracts older whites." Sad on both counts.
*That same magazine reports a recent Gallup Poll found that the percentage of Americans who describe themselves as social conservatives has fallen from 42 percent in 2009 to 31 percent in 2015, the lowest rate ever recorded. This trend is almost certain to continue, if not further accelerate, to devastating affect on American society.
*Massachusetts- Massachusetts!- currently has a flat tax under Republican governor Charlie Baker, who has managed to balance two consecutive budgets without raising taxes.
*Last Halloween, three University of Wisconsin-Platteville co-eds posted a photo of themselves dressed as the Three Blind Mice. For this staggering indiscretion they were visited in person by the school's crack Bias Incident Team, their jobs as dormitory staffers were put under review and UW-Platteville instituted strict codes governing costume choices. Oh, because they were accused of mocking a disability. Beam me up, Scotty.
*According to the New York City Commission on Human Rights, employees, landlords and businesses who refuse to refer to transgender people in terms such as “ze” and “hir” will be in violation of the New York City Human Rights Law. The Commission states violations will include, “Intentional or repeated refusal to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title. For example, repeatedly calling a transgender woman “him” or “Mr.” after she has made clear which pronouns and title she uses.”
*Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of Turkey, has embarked on a purge of massive proportions. He has arrested and detained over 58,000 people, including 12,745 judges, 21,000 private school teachers, 118 generals and admirals, 1,000 policemen, and 7,500 soldiers. President Obama must be green with envy!
*If President Obama had his way, he’d probably never leave the White House. During an interview with the Golf Channel, Obama admitted it’s only because he’s being “forced out” that he’ll leave the executive mansion in January.
*Contrary to historical portrayals, the Boston Tea Party took place on American owned ships, though they were, of course, carrying British cargo. No damage was done to the ships. The lone lock broken by the Patriots was replaced, and they even took the time to sweep the decks clean before departing. The financial loss to the British was the equivalent of over a million dollars, however! (Source: Bill O'Reilly's Legends & Lies, 2016, Henry Holt books)
*Only 47% of American households now pay federal income taxes.
*Even the European Union has agreed that it is dangerous for a country to allow its publicly held debt to exceed 60% of its GDP. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the United States may hit that 60% mark by the end of this year, and on its current course could hit 100% by 2020. If that happens, game over.
*Estimates are that the U.S. federal government now employs a quarter of a million people just to write- and enforce- regulations. Somewhere, the Founders weep.
*Texas A&M University suspended two assistant football coaches recently- for two weeks, without pay- for what was described as "failed attempts at humor" at a clinic for women.
*In a recent post, Thomas Sowell stated that “Voting for an out of control egomaniac like Donald Trump would be like playing Russian roulette with the future of this country,” while “ Voting for someone with a track record like Hillary Clinton's is like putting a shotgun to your head and pulling the trigger.” Well said, as usual, Mr. Sowell.
*Bill Clinton took chutzpah to a new level in attempting to portray his relationship with his wife as a timeless love story. Yeah, Bill, we get it. In much the same way King Henry VIII's relationship with Anne Boleyn was a timeless love story.
*The threat of storms made Hillary Clinton decide to move her Friday, July 29, post-convention rally from Independence Mall to Temple University. This is apropos. She'd be much less comfortable with her supporters being in Independence than she would be with them worshipping her in a Temple.
*Obama referred to himself 119 times during his speech... nominating Hillary Clinton.
*Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Georgia) actually compared Jews to termites recently. Of course, a few years back he claimed to be worried that Guam would "tip over" and "capsize" due to too many people residing on it. Maybe he thought they were all Jews.
*The Democrats found some flags! They put up a few American flags on day 2 of their political soiree'! Can't imagine where they found them in Philadelphia of all places!
*Blacks can't be racist and whites can't not be racist. They can't help it, it's in their DNA. Duh!
*Though he didn't endorse Trump, everything Ted Cruz said would lead a logical person to vote for Trump over Hillary. That said, he was too cute by half and likely hurt his future presidential ambitions. Trump savaged Cruz' family repeatedly and Cruz probably thought he could speak his mind, help himself and his party- and even Donald- without endorsing him. In light of his past comments, he was wrong. Newt Gingrich had it right.
*ISIS/ISIL are committing genocide in Syria and Iraq in an effort to exterminate Yazidi minorities in those nations, according to U.N. investigators. There have been mass killings of men and boys who refused to convert to Islam. Surely gun control is the answer. Islam is a religion of peace.
*Canada's lower house of Parlaiment voted to change the wording of its national anthem so that it is gender neutral. Currently, "O Canada" contains the words "true patriot love, in all thy sons command." This would be replaced with "in all of us command." The bill next moves to the Senate. Oh, man(ada!).
*Care to guess which current U.S. presidential candidate has received the most direct campaign contributions from Wall Street? It's Hillary! In addition to the over $15 million the Street bestowed on her PACs, she's received $3 million in speaking fees alone in the two years since she left office. (Oh, and Bill has been given roughly $8 million from the "too-big-to-fail" banks ensconced on Wall Street). They do so love the little people!
*There were 81,410,000 families in the United States in 2015. Of those, there were 16,060,000 families in which no member was employed, or 19.7 percent of the total.
*It took three decades from the time the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders until gays and lesbians were granted protected class status under the 14th Amendment. It took three years from the time of the APA's 2013 removal of "gender-identity disorder" until transgenders were granted similar protected class status under civil-rights law as interpreted by the Obama administration.
*The 29-year-old jihadi wannabe that perpetrated the attacks in Orlando worked for nearly a decade for a major Department of Homeland Security contractor. Reports indicate that the DHS is well and truly infiltrated. Comforting.
*The Pope, who has recently bent over backwards to accommodate the Muslim faith, "condemned" the attack in Orlando. Really? So did several other "world leaders." Could they have done any less?
*I am now "identifying" as a male lesbian, so don't get upset if I hit on an 18-year-old girl in a school bathroom or locker room!
*As the National Review points out, "it is the advocates of transgender access to bathrooms and showers who are in fact seeking to discriminate on the basis of- in favor of- gender identity."
*In enlightenment psychology, to know one’s self was to learn to master the passions that threatened to eclipse reason. Nothing like this is taught on college campuses today, nor is it found in most of our politicians, and this is… unreasonable.
*“Is this the ladies room? ‘Cuz, man, I feel like a woman!- bup-bup-ba-da-da-bum-bum!! Yeah!"
Gender schizophrenia is the order of the day.
*Abigail Adams, after first meeting George Washington, quoted a line from Dryden to her husband John: "He's a temple, sacred by birth, and built with hands divine."
*Attorneys General in California and New York are opening cases against Exxon Oil for holding and furthering the wrong views on global warming.
*When not in campaign mode, Hillary Rodham Clinton earns $8,000 a minute speaking to Goldman Sachs and others of their ilk.
*Hillary Clinton recently stated that she's for the 'right' to abortion that "we've had enshrined under our Constitution." Madison and Jefferson were unavailable for comment.
*John Kasich must hate Ted Cruz...and dearly love the thought of a Hillary Clinton presidency. Moron.
*Donald Trump did not serve in Vietnam. He says, though, that that didn't mean he didn't fight his own momentous battles. He once stated that avoiding sexually transmitted diseases was his "personal Vietnam." "I feel like a great and very brave soldier," he exclaimed. He should apologize to everyone who served in the Vietnam War. Moron.
*"Experts" say that an iPhone, when you include energy used to support its "cloud" functions, uses as much energy as a refrigerator.
*The United States has fallen from the 6th freest economy in the world to 11th place since Obama has been in office. Neither 6th place nor 11th would have been acceptable- or even conceivable- not too many years ago.
*According to the Heritage Foundation's Index of U.S. Military Strength, America's military posture is just "marginal"...and trending towards "weak," after years of declines in funding and the shrinking of forces.
*Barack Obama, while in the Illinois senate back in the 1990's, actually fought efforts to protect the right to life of infants who survived abortion. Just kill 'em anyway.
*In recent Democratic caucus and primary exit polls, it has been revealed that an astonishing 85% of voters under 30 years of age support the Socialist, Bernie Sanders. Then again, looking at what's happening on college campuses, it isn't so surprising. Just scary. Maybe when- and if- these students leave their vast academic day-care centers to go out into the real world and get a job...upon receiving their first check they might see the light?
*Under Obama's new rules, doctors will now report the names of patients deemed "mentally ill" to the FBI so they will be denied licenses to purchase firearms. This would preclude most members of Congress and a significant percentage of government employee's from purchasing one, though they will likely exempt themselves from this law as they do from virtually all the others.
*North Korea has proudly proclaimed that it has detonated a "hydrogen bomb of justice." Western experts are skeptical. The Hermit Kingdom's Ministry of (Ridiculous) Propaganda, has, in the past, claimed that the "Dear Leader," Kim Jong (the only) un had a perfect game the first time he went bowling and had multiple holes-in-one during a single round of golf. Don't hold your breath waiting for the North to detonate a "hydrogen bomb of truth."
*San Diego officials issued a brand-new communications style-book to the city’s workers this year. One of its guidelines was that the city’s then-upcoming President’s Day announcements should never refer to America’s “Founding Fathers.” The fact that they actually were all males was dispensed with as much less important than being bias-free, inclusive and inoffensive.
The style-book stated that the correct reference would be to the “founders.”
*The number of boys named Mohammed in the U.S. is up by 10,000% since 1964.
*If feminists dislike men and their behavior so much, why do they try to be just like them? Why do they claim they are equal, the same even? I thought diversity was a cherished virtue?!
*According to a new study, pumpkins/jack-o-lanterns cause greenhouse gases to be released into the atmosphere. About 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins are put into the trash each year, resulting in 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW). The study claims that as the pumpkins decompose, they release methane, which is 20 times worse than carbon-dioxide, into the atmosphere. We will now probably have to lose our gourds. Many of us already have.
*How can anyone say our priorities are out of whack? On September 10th, 2015, the front page of the major local (regional) newspaper gave more prominence- and space- to the federal appeals court revoking approval of an insecticide that may be harmful to honeybees than it did to Senate Democrats handing a victory to President Obama by ensuring that the nuclear accord with Iran will take effect.
*The first gay divorce firm has opened up...in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love! Figures.
*Predictably, a Montana man has already requested the right to marry two wives. It isn't a 'stunt,' he is a polygamist, and, of course, has cited the Supreme Court's Obergefell decision to bolster his case. If logic and reason carry the day, he should get his wish.
*Several 'street surveys' have concluded that many Americans "have no idea why" we celebrate the 4th of July, but 'celebrate' they will.
*If the federal courts are Hell-bent on ignoring the Constitution, the states should ignore federal court decisions.
*Another sign of the apocalypse: A 72-year-old retired teacher was pulled over in Cumberland County, New Jersey, last February. He was subsequently arrested and chained to a bench by his hands and feet. The state seriously considered imprisoning him. His crime? He was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. The firearm? A 250-year-old flintlock pistol. The hardened old criminal was on his way home from an antiques dealer when he was stopped. He is a curiosities collector. The "firearm" had no flint, ball or powder and could not have been discharged. Under federal law it is not considered a firearm at all. Not so in New Jersey, where it carries the same mandatory minimum sentence of three and a half years in prison as, say, a modern .357 magnum would. The state dropped the charges only after a substantial public outcry. The gentleman, who had never been in trouble with the law, was given his curio back.
If only the government would give us our founding rights and freedoms back.
*The most common male name in Oslo, Norway, among other cities, is now Mohammed.
*As you've almost certainly read/heard in various news reports, Pakistani men sexually 'exploited' over 1,400 children in Rotherham, England, from 1997 to 2013. All of the various local 'authorities' refused to even investigate, for reasons of 'cultural sensitivity'. One teenage victim identified- by name- 250 men who had raped her. Police refused to pursue the case in favor of protecting their 'multicultural' ideals. We seem intent on seeing our own societies destroyed- and perhaps civilisation in general- to avoid offending anybody. Gang-rape, beating and mock executions of children didn't offend these authorities?
Things you never hear:
* "Liberals" in a totalitarian state and "conservatives" in a free country want the same thing. The first group is fighting to gain freedom, the latter to preserve it.
* Seems we have every type of 'phobia' in this culture. Maybe not. I think we should add 'founderphobia' & 'foundingphobia' to the list to describe those who have a deep aversion to the founders and their ideas/documents that made this country the freest and most successful on earth.
* 'Denier' (crimson capital 'D' on their chest) is a derogatory term that has served the Global Warming Fascists well recently. It has been applied to broadly smear, shut-up and marginalize anyone who doesn't fully buy into their 'science'. There's 'science' behind creationism, too.
Guess anyone who isn't devoutly religious is simply a 'Denier' to be silenced and sent to sit in the corner.
* The second ammendment was deliberately placed where it was to gaurantee the first one (seen as the most vital for a free, non-coerced society) and all the others to follow. The P.C. leftist crowd is making strong gains towards dispatching the first ammendment (see above). They and the mainstream media/education complex have been working diligently to undermine the second ammendment as well. When those two are gone, so is the country.
* The hard left considers Christopher Columbus an invasive species, yet now welcomes mass illegal immigration.
* 'Climate change' has to be the lamest term/concept ever. Are they really going to get away with this? When/why were the words drought, flood, hot, cold, etc. coined in various languages over eons? Another natural system would be the human body. Why are we different at five years old then we are at 25 years old? Or at 85 years old from 25? Ever been hot. Cold?
Weather changes?! Short term or long term? Ice age or tropical? The 'average temperature' for most locales is made up of extremes and isn't the 'most common' temperature for that day. Say, I've noticed it gets cooler and darker at night typically. Seems to get warmer and lighter during the day. Winter cooler, summer warmer.
Climate change? Really? What do they want...climate control? Oh, like control of everything else.
*The 'Obama Doctrine' appears to be "The United States: not so good; Every Other Country: not so bad"
*Invasive species? Celebrate diversity!
* Less than 3% of the U.S. population is LGBT (Survey by the CDCP released 7/15/2014). If so, why does it seem like they control about 97% of the gender dialogue?!
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* President Obama has said, "If 'something happened' and my daughter(s) got pregnant, I wouldn't want them punished with a baby." That says alot about our current culture. No one, nor any action is responsible. 'Something' just happened. One certainly can't be held responsible for something that just 'happened' mysteriously. And babies...a blessing, a miracle, a gift from God? Not so much. A punishment. "How could I be punished like this? Why me? It's not fair!"
Too bad your mom was punished, B.H.O.
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*Tolerance is the highest virtue screams the left! Diversity is number two! Yes, let's tolerate the silver head carp. Let us tolerate global warming. Climate change? That's the very definition of diversity! Didn't we hope and vote for change?! Let's welcome it in a non-judgemental fashion! And you know, labels disable. There sure are alot of people who don't seem to be very tolerant of the Tea Party. Strange, as they are trying to help us reconnect with our founding principles as the most tolerant society in history, with a constitution that explicitly protects individuals and promotes equality.
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*Love those 'Coexist' bumper stickers. Rocket scientry! A bit vague, though. If you are aware you exist and can see other beings...? We know what you mean, however.
Coexist with...skinheads? Fascists? Mitt Romney? Fox News? Sarah Palin? Proud and overt heterosexuals? Crazy, just leading you guys on, lol.
No, you mean coexist with terrorists, illegal aliens, NAMBLA, and the decline and fall of America.
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*Ironically, the '8th grade' educated Americans of our past were adults and the 18th grade educated Americans of today have been both feminized and infantalized. It shows in the actions and policies of 'our' government as well as those of 'its' citizens. And in the results of those actions and policies. America as it was founded-and intended to be- is dead. R.I.P.
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* The new slavery. We’re back! And this time we don’t just want your bodies, we want all of you. Your free will, your spirit, your very soul.
"Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what we can give you! In return for a favor so small it hardly bears mention. You will act, think and vote a certain way…our way…the progressive way…the politically correct, tolerant, inclusive way...forever."
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"Virginia marriage is for all lovers, appeals court rules" read the headline (in the 'A' section of the July 29 newspaper I was quickly scanning). I'm hoping it was just accidentally written to appear so open-ended.
"But, dammit, I love my weimaraner!"
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Love is just lust with a limited warranty?