Quick Takes – Anti-1st Amendment States: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Shut up, Unamerican Americans explained.

     First, a little mood music:

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Once upon a time the term “Banned in Boston” was a call by the Left against socially conservative censorship, is now used by the Left as a badge of Social Justice, with the push to fine people for doubleplusungood speech.

“A bill to criminalize the B-word — the term for a female dog that is commonly used to slander women — is up for a hearing Tuesday on Beacon Hill in what one critic calls ‘patently unconstitutional’ and the latest political correctness push from the ‘word police.’

“The legislation submitted by state Rep. Daniel Hunt, titled ‘An Act regarding the use of offensive words,’ states: ‘A person who uses the word “bitch” directed at another person to accost, annoy, degrade or demean the other person shall be considered to be a disorderly person.’ Penalties for a disorderly conduct conviction include a $150 fine for a first offense and $200 or 6 months in prison for subsequent offenses.”

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Fighting Fascism Means Fighting Those Who Have Fought Against Fascism???

     The death of George Floyd quite initially resulted in many on the Right condemning the actions of the police officer considered responsible for Floyd’s death, be that responsibility direct or indirect. Said officer has been arrested and is facing serious charges. To a sane individual, this is an indication that, so far, proper justice is taking its proper course.

     However, a plethora of “peaceful protests” have invariably degenerated into looting, arson, and homicides of their own.

     All this, for the loud few on social media, is about “fighting fascism” based on the logical idiocy (I won’t even deem it with the concept of a “fallacy”), that their designated enemies are “fascists” and thus they are pure and innocent as the newly driven snow since the designated enemies are “fascist” and thus understood in modern parlance to be pure evil.

     Guess who else was “anti-fascist”?

     Stalin.

     Irregardless of the fact that Stalin killed more people than Hitler, he isn’t as demonized as his once ally Hitler. For far too many, being against fascism was interchangable with being a far Left lunatic who couldn’t explain what Fascism was beyond some anti-Troskyite propaganda.

     It is beyond ironic that a memorial to truly Patriotic Americans such as Eisenhower and countless heroes who literally fought against liliteral fascists is attacked by “Anti-Fascists” who believe that there is no greater fascist symbol than than a memorial to those who literally fought against liliteral fascists.

Fascists who literally fought against real fascists celebrating fascism by triumphing over literal fascism, or something…

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News of the Week (May 31st, 2020)

 

News of the Week for May 31st, 2020


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Firing Line Friday: A Mini-Debate about Health Care: Part IV: Choice

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.

     From Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” proposal to calls to repeal not just Obamacare, but many other Federal regulations, the question of healthcare and government policy is not a new one, as Mr. Buckley and guests at a healthcare mini-debate can show. Here is Part IV.

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Quick Takes – Rejection of the Biological Binary: Menses Envy; Gender Neutral Toys; “Certain Genders”

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Two is the loneliest most unwoke number.

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Some products such as “sanitary pads” and such that deal with the period of menses are, and have always been, noted as being feminine since they deal with a situation that only biological females, during their natural and normal development, deal with. Obviously dudes who think they are chicks find this problematic and have harassed companies that sell such products to bend the proverbial knee.

“The maker of Always sanitary pads has given in to claims of discrimination by transgender men and removed the ‘Venus’ symbol of the female sex from the wrapping.

“Outraged women are now boycotting the leading brand after the decision by makers Procter & Gamble (P&G) to kowtow to trans activists who were born female and still use sanitary products.

“Last night, feminists warned that the concession is a chilling move towards the ‘elimination of women’s biology’.

“Ben Saunders – named young campaigner of the year by LGBT charity Stonewall in May after making a documentary about being transgender – contacted the sanitary pad makers in June with a similar complaint

“The cave-in by P&G comes after Flora margarine stopped advertising on Mumsnet following accusations that the parenting website is transphobic, which also sparked a boycott as reported by The Mail on Sunday last week.”

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Human-Mouse Chimeras Mean Only One Thing”: The Era Of Catgirls Becomes Nearer

     The scientific quest to genetically engineer catgirls for domestic ownership is an ongoing one, give or take an Elon Musk tweet or two. One of the most promising avenues for investigation is the combination, on the genetic level, of human and non-human genes to create chimeras. Now, such a chimera has created with a mouse containing up to 4% human DNA.

“Scientists have created a mouse embryo that’s part human — 4% to be exact.

“The hybrid is what scientists call a human-animal chimera, a single organism that’s made up of two different sets of cells — in this case, a mouse embryo that has both mouse cells and human cells.

“This human-mouse chimera has by far the highest number of human cells ever recorded in an animal, according to researchers. Their experiment suggests that many types of human cells can be generated in mouse embryos, and at a much faster rate than in human embryos.

“And that, the scientists say, carries enormous potential for the treatment of human diseases, possibly even Covid-19.”

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News of the Week (May 24th, 2020)

 

News of the Week for May 24th, 2020


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Firing Line Friday: A Mini-Debate about Health Care: Part III: Quality Care

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.

     From Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” proposal to calls to repeal not just Obamacare, but many other Federal regulations, the question of healthcare and government policy is not a new one, as Mr. Buckley and guests at a healthcare mini-debate can show. Here is Part III.

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Quick Takes – Kill The Crazy: Dutch Dementia Death; Not Killing As Discrimination; Homicide Training As Medicine

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Crazy Gideon hardest hit.

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     The Dutch Supreme Court, being Dutch, thinks that killing people who actively fight against being put down like a dog it totes spiffy.

“More than 20 years ago, the Dutch Supreme Court approved the assisted suicide of a woman in despair because her children had died. So we shouldn’t be surprised that it has now explicitly approved the forced euthanasia of patients with dementia if they asked to be killed before becoming incompetent. From Reuters:

“‘The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that doctors could legally carry out euthanasia on people with advanced dementia who had earlier put their wishes in writing even if they could no longer confirm them because of their illness.’

“…

“What the Reuters story failed to mention — and apparently the Supreme Court found to be irrelevant — is that the case in question involved a woman who fought against being killed. Nor does the story mention that the doctor had drugged the woman before starting to euthanize her, and that the doctor instructed the family to hold the struggling woman down so that she could administer the lethal injection. Moreover, the patient had also stated in her instructions that she wanted to decide ‘when’ the time for death had come — which she never did. The termination ‘choice’ was made by the doctor and/or family in violation of the patient’s advance directive.”

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Open Season For Election Fraud In The Silver State

     It’s just as hard to prove that election fraud doesn’t happen as it is to prove that it does, particularly when it becomes so easy to do. We are seeing this being unfurled in Nevada.

“Red flags are being raised about the all-mail voting system being used in Nevada’s most populous county ahead of the state’s June 9 primary election amid reports that thousands of ballots are being sent to inactive voters — fueling concerns about the possibility of voter fraud and ballot harvesting.

“Thousands of ballots have been sent out by the Clark County Election Department to inactive voters – those who have not voted in recent elections, a roster that can include people who either have moved or are deceased – and the envelopes are piling up in post office trays, outside apartment complexes and on community bulletin boards in and around Las Vegas.

“The excess ballots have drawn complaints from local residents, who worry that anyone could pick up a ballot off the street and cast a fraudulent vote, as well as from Republican Party officials in the state who see a nefarious motive behind the vote-by-mail system being employed by the Democrat-dominated Clark County Commission.”

Pictured: Democratic politics as usual in Nevada.

     Inactive voters are likely those who are dead or have moved. And no, not sending ballots automatically to inactive voters isn’t disenfranchisement.

“Mailing ballots to inactive voters is of greater concern. It’s worth noting that “inactive” voters aren’t just those who didn’t vote in the most recent election. At the start of every federal election year, the Election Department mails voters a new registration card to help determine if they may have moved. If a card is returned because it is undeliverable or the recipient no longer resides at that address, the Election Department sends a forwardable postcard asking the voter to provide the new address. The voter is deemed inactive only if he or she doesn’t respond within 30 days.

“Inactive voters are inactive because they no longer live where the county has now agreed to send a ballot. ‘Based on past experience, at least 90 percent of (ballots mailed to inactive voters) will come back undeliverable,’ Loreno Portillo, Clark County’s assistant registrar of voters, said in a late April affidavit.”

     The state is rife with talk about backroom deals with the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party controlled Clark County (home of Las Vegas and ⅔ of the states voters) to allow all this and more.

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