News of the Week for April 19th, 2015
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- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
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School blames “poor lighting” for paltry Michelle O lunch
That’s not really a fish filet with a whole wheat bun resting on top.
New VA scandals call into question agency’s ability to clean house
Nearly a year after a scandal rocked the Department of Veterans Affairs, revealing that the agency’s centers nationwide were manipulating records to hide dangerously long patient wait times, the bad news just keeps on coming — calling into question the agency’s promise to clean house.
Yee-Hah: Open Carry Coming to Texas
“Historic” progress on gun rights in Texas.
Don’t Let Science Be Settled with Political Intimidation
Attempts to silence those dissenting from the current PC orthodoxy are growing.
Meet “Eco-Modernism” – The New Face of 21st Century Environmentalism
For a long time I’ve been arguing that environmentalism needs its own Protestant Reformation, with a Martin Luther figure to nail a new 95 Theses to the front door of the Sierra Club (on recycled paper, of course). The first attempt at this was Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus’s 2007 book Breakthrough: Why We Can’t Leave Saving the Planet to Environmentalists. Though Michael and Ted are left-leaning figures, they broke with many of the main points of orthodox environmentalism in this book, and thereby made a lot of enemies.
India: Star of the East, Defender of the West?
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is typically called “controversial” or “divisive,” which means the liberal establishment of India and internationally doesn’t like him. I don’t know if he deserves the accolade as the “Ronald Reagan of India,” but I hear he has some reformist instincts about opening up India’s economy and fighting corruption.
Crowd Trashes National Mall for Earth Day
Taking care of the environment…
Government in Healthcare
Has Obamacare Turned Voters Against Sharing the Wealth?
With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, the share of Americans convinced that health care is a right shrank from a majority to a minority.
Iraqi Special Forces said they have arrested several ISIL’s foreign military advisors, including American, Israeli and Arab nationals in an operation in Mosul in the Northern parts of the country.
The Iraqi forces said they have retrieved four foreign passports, including those that belonged to American and Israeli nationals and one that belonged to the national of a Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member-state, from ISIL’s military advisors.
Islamic State kidnaps 120 children in Mosul
Islamist extremists said to have loaded kids, aged 12-15, on military vehicles, driven to unknown location
Tom Cotton: Obama’s Iran Deal May Lead to Nuclear War
The hawkish junior senator from Arkansas discusses the president’s motivations—and his own.
Top GOP, Dem senators say Iran compromise reached
The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Tuesday they have resolved key differences on the bill regarding Iran’s nuclear plan, meaning that passage of the bill through the chamber looks more certain.
Putin’s Missile Could Make U.S. Attacks on Iran Nearly Impossible
For years, Team Obama crowed about keeping this advanced Russian missile out of Iran’s hands. Now the Kremlin suddenly seems eager to hand it over to Tehran.
Armed Forces Indoctrination Denounces Founding Documents, Whiteness
If you doubt that liberals hate American civilization to its very foundations, just join the Armed Forces and undergo indoctrination. You will hear the Bible, the US Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence all denounced as “sexist”
U.S. to Safeguard Japan’s Disputed Islands?
According to Japanese reports, the amended U.S-.Japan security cooperation guidelines to be announced when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits President Obama at the end of the month could include explicit provisions for the United States to defend the Senkaku island chain from attack. While Japan controls the islands, China also claims them (calling them the Diaoyu), and Tokyo has asked that amended guidelines include an explicit commitment by the U.S. to defend the islands.
U.S. military “hostile” to Christians under Obama; morale, retention devastated
Soon there may only be atheists in the foxholes.
Yazidi girls as young as eight raped as Isil sex slaves, finds report
Eyewitness testimony by Yazidi women and girls in Iraq provides details of one of the most systematic instances of sexual slavery in the 21st century
Republicans Cave to Obama on Iran Deal
On Wednesday, Republicans declared victory over President Obama after passing a bipartisan bill designed to stifle Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. There’s only one problem: the bill doesn’t stop Obama in any way. In fact, it does the opposite, by granting congressional Democrats an easy excuse for voting to allow Obama to end the sanctions against Iran without political consequence.
Don’t worry. I’m sure that Iranian convoy headed for Yemen is just fishing
So… how are those negotiations with the Iranians going? I know, I know… some of you get a little uncomfortable with them when various members of their leadership send mixed or ambiguous messages, such as Death to America.
Is the Birth-Control Pill Creating A Race of Eunuchs?
You look around the more educated environs of America—colleges, the coasts, the enclaves of the creative classes—and you’ll find more and more Pajama Boys of the Vox variety: Men who look more like boys than men. Men who look like weakling boys—the kind that got the shit kicked out of them in middle school, and who whined to their mommies about it.
Candidates file to run in hotly contested race to succeed Antonovich
Longtime Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich won’t leave office until the end of next year. But the race to succeed him already has drawn seven candidates, with one high-profile elected official expected to join the field any day and another seriously considering running.
Mystery of Ceres’ bright spots grows
New data from NASA mission suggest varied origins for tantalizing gleams on dwarf planet’s surface.
Maryland “free-range kids” taken into CPS custody
Two Maryland children who got national attention as the “free range kids” because of their parents’ decision to let them roam alone were taken into custody again Sunday by Child Protective Services.
Rubio tells donors he is running for White House
Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday took on Hillary Rodham Clinton in his first words as a presidential candidate, telling top donors he is running for the Republican nomination because the 2016 race for the White House should be about the future, not the past.
UCLA Faculty Approves Diversity Course For Future Undergrads
The University of California, Los Angeles faculty has approved a new policy that requires most future undergraduates to take a course on diversity.
In May 1862, Gen. Richard Taylor’s brigade of Louisiana troops was assigned to the command of Gen. Stonewall Jackson, whose taciturn nature and Calvinist theology were closely related phenomena.
Christian Who Asked Gay Rights Bakery to Bake Anti-Gay Marriage Cake May Face Legal Action
A bakery that has refused to bake a cake with an anti-gay wedding message has found itself at the centre of controversy. But unlike mirror image cases in which Christian bakers have been taken to court for refusing to bake pro-gay marriage cakes, this time, it is the Christian to tried to place the order who may face legal action.
SF Gay Man Starts “I’d Bottom For Hillary” Campaign
A San Francisco man named Ryan, who’s only going by his first name for press purposes at the moment, has just launched a small site in support of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid, and he was out in Dolores Park on Sunday selling tank tops and t-shirts that say, “I’d Bottom for Hillary.”
When Rubio Was the Man of Florida’s House
What the newly declared 2016 candidate’s political origins suggest he’d be like as POTUS.
Many studies suggest that women scientists aspiring to careers in academe face roadblocks, including bias — implicit or overt — in hiring. But a new study is throwing a curveball into the literature, suggesting that women candidates are favored 2 to 1 over men for tenure-track positions in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Obama Admits Noted Communist “Schooled” Him on White Racism
Barack Obama wrote about Frank Marshall Davis in his book Dreams of My Father. Communist Frank Marshall Davis was the subject of a 600 page FBI file. For years there have been rumors that Davis was Obama’s real father.
NYPD Officers Attacked During Protest Against Police Violence
At least two New York police officers were injured after being assaulted at a Brooklyn protest against police violence on Tuesday night, CBS New York reports.
Church vandalized with pro-homosexuality graffiti
One spray-painted message on the church door reads, “God loves (expletive)!!! He hates you!” Another said “Gay’s ok!”
Renown Physicist Freeman Dyson: Climate Science Is A “Religion”, “Belief Is Strong When Evidence Is Weak”
Mathematician/Physicist Freeman Dyson is perhaps one of the most renown scientific voices of this last century. Here’s a little background.
Planned Parenthood caught aiding child sex-traffickers
Planned Parenthood clinics, in multiple states, caught on camera knowingly providing secret abortions and other aid to child sex-trafficking rings.
University Warns Professors That Their Students’ Genders May Change Over Time
This information was part of the University of Pittsburgh’s “Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources” document.
California’s “assisted death” legislation clears Senate hurdle
How about a side of death with those taxes?
College Apologizes for Serving Mexican Food During Sci-Fi Event
Stevenson College, part of the University of California, Santa Cruz, is apologizing to its students for serving Mexican food during “Intergalactic” night.
“93 Members of the CA Legislature Have Never Had Sex”
Syndicated columnist George Will told the inaugural “Disinvitation Dinner” of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale that “93 members of the California legislature have never had sex.” Will was referring to the fact that 93 legislators in the California Senate and Assembly voted to pass last year’s SB 967, the so-called “yes means yes” or affirmative consent law, which requires students at state-funded colleges to obtain permission from each other for every stage of sexual contact.
Ask “gay” bakery for cake, get charged with crime
Pastor threatened with criminal prosecution for documenting blatant “double standard”
Leftwing Website Commits Crimethink, Begs Leftwing Mob for Mercy
Alternate Headline? Confirmed: the left has no humor, and is eager to devour its own at the slightest opportunity.
Ben Affleck’s slave-owning ancestor ‘censored’ from genealogy show
Hacked Sony emails raise questions over a decision to omit part of star’s family history from PBS programme, but makers say there were “more compelling” Affleck forebears to talk about
Dear straight White males: “Sit down and let us abolish you”
23 Writers With Messages For Straight White Male Publishing
Too Vague to Be Constitutional
Two indecipherable criminal laws passed in the 1980s now face scrutiny at the Supreme Court.
The Left Bullies Gays Who Like Traditional Marriage
There have been at least 64 amicus curiae briefs filed by outside parties in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court’s upcoming case that will decide whether there is a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage. One in particular is drawing attention–the one filed by “same-sex attracted men and their wives,” against federalizing gay marriage. The logic is compelling, the stories riveting–and that is why the left is terrified of it, calling it “the worst” of “terrible” arguments against gay marriage.
University Recruits Teens to Abort Their Babies in Name of “Scientific Research”
Oxytocin is that feel good hormone that bonds a child to his or her mother. But never mind that.
Democrat State Auditor Indicted On Tax Fraud
Troy X. Kelley, Washington state Auditor, has been indicted on 10 counts of tax fraud, and is being prosecuted by the United States Department Of Justice.
Female Group Ejected From Comic Expo For Criticizing Feminism
Scandal rocked the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo Friday when The Honey Badger Brigade, a group of mainly female geek culture critics and men’s rights activists were ejected from the event.
Celebrate “Diversity” by Having Girls Wear Muslim Head Scarf?
This is one of the most bizarre efforts by diversity freaks to advance their cause.
China March exports dive as economy seen slowing further
China suffered an across-the-board decline in trade in March, the government said Monday, days ahead of GDP data expected to show another slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.
The Potemkin Economy
The press has hidden the holes in the economy for months.
Protests across Brazil seek ouster of president
Nationwide demonstrations calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff swept Brazil for the second day in less than a month, though turnout at Sunday’s protests appeared down, prompting questions about the future of the movement.
Taxes on Land, Water and Air for the Common Good: the Green Party Unveils Its Fairytale Manifesto
Last November, during a TV altercation with Labour Leader Ed Miliband over his proposals for a Mansion Tax, former pop star Myleene Klass raged “You may as well just tax me on this glass of water. You can’t just point at things and tax them,” at a bemused and blinking Ed. Today, in a bid to outflank the Labour party on the left, the Greens have promised to do just that.
Hindu Radical Calls for Forced Sterilizations of Christians and Muslims in India
Deva Sadhvi Thakur, the vice president of the radical Hindu group “All India Hindu Mahasabha,” has launched a series of proposals to curb “threats to the Hindu population of the country,” including forced sterilization of members of minority religions and the installation of statues of Hindu gods and goddesses in churches and mosques.
Child Sexual Exploitation “Endemic” Says Rotherham Candidate
UKIP’s candidate for Rotherham, Jane Collins, has spoken out as a Pakistani-born father of five was convicted of child sex offences against girls in Peterborough, saying that although child sexual exploitation was carried out by men and women of all races, it was a bigger problem amongst British Muslim men.
In China, Your Pork May Be Fished out of a River
Chinese farmers dump pigs—dead from disease—into rivers by the thousands. But the rotting flesh doesn’t always stay there. Some have made a business of fishing out the contaminated meat, which then ends up on the market.
Dutch Central Banker Fired For Being A “Nazi Cross-Dressing, Nymphomaniac, Dominatrix” Prostitute
They say don’t let money printing get to your head, but for one now former central banker it is far too late.
Social Justice Bullies: The Authoritarianism of Millennial Social Justice
Social justice, as a concept, has existed for millennia – at least as long as society has had inequity and inequality and there were individuals enlightened enough to question this. When we study history, we see, as the American Transcendentalist Theodore Parker famously wrote, “the arc [of the moral universe]…bends towards justice.” And this seems relatively evident when one looks at history as a single plot line. Things improve. And, if history is read as a book, the supporters of social justice are typically deemed the heroes, the opponents of it the villains.
The Skewed View of America Inside the Progressive Bubble
A yawning cultural gap begets clueless reporting on the GOP field.
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The idea that left-liberalism now functions as a secular religion is not new. (I’ve taken it up, here, here, and here.) But where do this new religion’s adherents receive their dogma? Movies, music, and television are important, but the real answer is college. The conclusion I draw from the National Association of Scholars’ (NAS) latest report, “Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism,” is that many American colleges and universities have reverted to their 18th century mission. They have become divinity schools, training grounds for the new secular religion of left-liberalism, particularly its ecological variant.
Welcome to the District of Thrones
Elections are coming
Rubio Hates the Senate, So He’s Running for President
The Floridian looks to be taking a bigger risk than the other GOP hopefuls by mounting a White House bid. But looks can be deceiving.
Jerry Brown’s “Let Them Eat Cake” Character
Legend has it that upon being informed that the citizens of France had no bread to eat, Marie Antoinette, Queen-consort of Louis XVI of France, exclaimed “let them eat cake.”
You’ll never guess this priest’s clever idea for conservative Christians asked to serve gay weddings
If you’re wondering why we’re suddenly hearing so many stories about conservative Christians (not Muslims, mind you, just Christians) being dragged before the thought-police for failing to bake cakes, make bouquets, or take photographs at gay weddings, you need wonder no more.
Advanced Feminist Logic™
Some will say that it is an oxymoron to speak of feminist logic, but after many months of careful study, I have mastered the basics: 1. Do you have a vagina? 2. Vote Democrat!
Facebook Doesn’t Want You To Read This Article
“Microaggressions” And “Trigger Warnings,” Meet Real Trauma
The Constitution We Don’t Understand
Why a fundamental misunderstanding of our founding document is at the heart of Washington’s dysfunction.
Pro Tip: Don’t ask for a Christian cake
Really? Another story about bakeries and cakes and who will or won’t bake what without the feds crashing your business? Apparently so.
How the Constitution protects “free range” parents
Montgomery County, Maryland police and Child Protective Services officials recently detained 10 year old Rafi Meitiv and his 6 year old sister Dvora, for hours merely because they were seen walking home from a local park alone (including a lengthy period when they were not allowed to contact their parents). They were picked up by police just three blocks from their home. CPS previously detained the children for exactly the same reason in December, investigated the parents for supposed “neglect,” and tried to pressure them into changing their parenting practices. The parents, who believe in following a “free range” approach to child-raising that fosters autonomy and responsibility, intend to file a lawsuit against CPS.
Fundamental Concepts – Value
So here’s my fun life. I’m trying to deprogram a kid who spent the past three years embedded in the SJW/Proggy subculture. I see lots of you who sent your kids away to college nodding your heads. Well, it wasn’t college in my case, but the results are the same. One of the hardest concepts to reintroduce is value, because it is so routinely dismissed and denied by leftists worldviews.
Everything progressivism touches, it ruins. Now it’s the geeks’ turn
The College Fix and sites like it are chock full of anecdotes about how radical progressivism is actually the very antithesis of what it purports to be: tolerant, understanding and pro-diversity.
Take Your Nose Off My Fist
Some time ago I wrote a blog post called Of Fists And Noses. It referred to a phrase often repeated in Portugal (at least in my school) after the revolution. It was “your right to swing your fist stops at the end of my nose.”
What Trigger Warnings Hath Wrought
That’s exactly how this works. You made this happen. Back in ancient times (2005 or so,) failing a quiz was an opportunity to figure out what we did wrong in order that we might do better on the next quiz. In 2005, though, we didn’t have trigger warnings, microaggressions, safe spaces, and adult preschool.
The Guardian’s Deborah Orr tells the unenlightened that Hillary Clinton should be elected president of the United States because she has ovaries and fallopian tubes, and that’s what really matters.