News of the Week for July 19th, 2015
- Obama Scandals
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
One Third of Vets on Healthcare Waitlist Already Dead
Illegal-Immigrant Sex Offenders Not Added to National RegistriesShare article on Facebook
Also in today’s Jolt, an unnerving revelation to add to the discussion of useless deportations, insufficient border security, and crimes committed by illegal immigrants…
Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database
A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.”
Concealed Carry: It’s Booming!
New John Lott Report
Audit: Harris Failing to Keep Guns out of Dangerous Hands
An audit of California’s Department of Justice (DOJ) has revealed that it is still facing a terrible backlog of persons who own guns but shouldn’t–and part of the reason for this is that it “failed over 18 months to fully implement seven of eight recommendations auditors made in 2013 to reduce backlogs.”
Concealed-Carry Permits for Women Up 270% since 2007
A study from the Crime Prevention Research Center has evidence that “legally-possessed handguns deter crime, rather than contribute to it.” John Lott, president of the CPRC, said that the huge increase in the number of conceal permits shows that attitudes among Americans towards firearms are changing.
EPA Chief Exposes Her Ignorance, Lack Of Qualifications ‘ Can’t Answer Most Basic Question In Hearings
EPA Chief Gina McCarthy is a typical climate-Nazi who relies upon unsubstantiated hysteria, generalizations over specifics, proclamations of possibilities rather than actual predictions, and deference to ambiguous and often non-existent “scientists” to support her wild, bogus claims and the associated draconian regulations decreed in supposed response.
The Unabomber’s Children
The extreme green movement is nudging ever closer to a form of fascism. There is not much difference between words once deployed in the service of preserving a master race and words now deployed in the service of preserving a master planet.
Government in Healthcare
Massive health insurance hikes hit Oregon
Some Oregon residents could pay up to 38 percent more for health insurance next year, the latest salvo in an ongoing battle between Obamacare’s supporters and opponents over premiums.
Probe: Bogus enrollees kept getting “Obamacare”
Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama’s health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015. Some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies for their insurance premiums, a congressional probe has found.
Bob Corker’s Iran Nuclear Deal and the triumph of Failure Theater
This morning the United States stands upon the cusp of abject surrender to Iran. Not only are we about to sign an agreement which locks in Iran’s ability to build nuclear weapons, we are doing so without requiring them to renounce terrorism and we will pay them something approaching $100 billion for the privilege.
Life as a sex slave to ISIS
BBC – Newsnight – It’s rare to hear from people who’ve been held captive by Islamic State militants. When we do, the stories are harrowing. Sue Lloyd-Roberts has been speaking to three young Yazidi women who managed to escape.
Abandoned and Betrayed, Iraqi Assyrians Rise Up to Reclaim Their Land
When ISIL attacked the Christian town of Qaraqosh last year, it was only the latest in a series of disasters to befall one of Iraq’s oldest communities.
House Intelligence Chairman: Deal Paves Way for Iranian Bomb
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says the historic Iran nuclear deal reached in Vienna Tuesday will secure Iran’s pathway to a bomb and add to its capability to terrorize the West and the Middle East.
Israeli leader says his country not bound by Iran nuke deal
Israel’s prime minister condemned Tuesday’s international nuclear agreement with Iran as a “stunning historic mistake” and said his country is not bound by the deal, strongly hinting that military action remains an option.
“Iran have been given a licence to kill”: Netanyahu blasts ‘historic mistake’ of agreeing Tehran nuclear deal as Israeli ministers condemn the “surrender by the West to the axis of evil”
Israel reacts angrily to deal and vows to stop the agreement being ratified
Russia expects US to abandon Europe AMD plans after Iran deal
Moscow hopes the US will fulfill its promise not to develop a system of missile defense in Europe after a deal with Iran has been reached, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in Vienna on Tuesday.
Munich for our time
The big news of the day is the announcement of the deal with Iran by President Obama and Secretary Kerry. The Washington Post provides the text and video of Obama’s announcement here.
How Iran Describes the Nuclear Deal
Throughout the negotiation process, Iran’s government has been more forthright and more reliable in characterizing the parties’ interim agreements than the Obama administration. So it is worth noting what the Iranians say the deal entails.
ISIS blow up a booby-trapped BABY while teaching militants how to use explosives, says head of Iraqi security committee
The baby was blown up as part of a sickening training exercise in Iraq
Sailors Blame Michelle Obama For Navy’s Fried Food Ban
Navy personnel have taken to Facebook to blame the First Lady for the loss of their fried food
What Children Captured by ISIS Saw
If you don’t trust us right wing neocon Islamophobes about the absolute evil that is Islamic State, here is the Ultra Liberal PBS program Frontline describing the absolute evil that is Islamic State.
4 Marines killed in attacks on Chattanooga military facilities
A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities Thursday in Tennessee, killing at least four Marines and wounding a soldier and a police officer, officials told CBS News.
Bob Corker stunned that he is betrayed by Obama
Folks, this is Failure Theater at it’s freakin finest. It doesn’t get better than this.
ISIS Tweeted “Chattanooga” Just As Gunman Began Shooting Rampage
The gunman who fatally shot four Marines and wounded a police officer in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Thursday, has been identified by CBS News to be Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. According to CBS News, Abdulazeez is from Phoenix, Arizona.
Terror hits the high seas: Egyptian navy vessel erupts in fireball as ISIS carries out its first rocket strike on patrol ship in the Med
Patrol ship spotted ISIS jihadis on the Sinai shoreline and fired at them
There Was a Significant Terrorist Attack in France This Week and the Mainstream Media Hasn’t Even Bothered Telling You
Three deliberate, simultaneous explosions rocked a major petrochemical plant in France on Bastille Day, but as usual it is still “too early to talk about terrorism”.
Philippines to Reopen Huge Old U.S. Naval Base
It’s a fixer upper, but the old U.S. Navy base at Subic bay in the Philippines used to be one of the largest U.S. naval bases in the world. Now, Manila is refurbishing and reopening it as part of a $20 billion military modernization project aimed at standing up to China. Because of its location and its deep water port, Subic Bay is a major strategic asset, one that will house, according to the plan, both high speed jets and littoral combat ships.
Report: Japanese Civilians Dissected U.S. WWII POWs While Still Alive
Doctors and staff at a Japanese university dissected at least eight U.S. prisoners of war (POWs) while they were still alive during World War II, acknowledges a museum at the university, the Daily Mail reported in April.
Scuttling Iran deal might not be easy for next president
Unhappy with President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran? Republicans running for the White House are vowing to rescind the agreement, some on their first day in office.
Nuclear deal will not change Iran’s relations with U.S.: supreme leader
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday the nuclear deal with world powers did not signal any wider shift in Iran’s relationship with Washington or its policies in the Middle East.
No Kiddin’: Salon Writes In Praise of the Beta Male
I’d say the Rise of the Beta Male, but they don’t really rise, do they? They just sort of puddle. Sufficiently prodded, they might ooze half-heartedly.
Gay Man Files $70M Suit Against Bible Publishers Over “Homosexual” Verses
A homosexual man filed a $70 million lawsuit against Bible publishers alleging that their version of the Bible that refers to homosexuality as a sin violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress.
Thousands of Criminal Immigrants Were Set Free by “Sanctuary Cities” Last Year
Local law enforcement agencies that have “sanctuary” policies for illegal immigrants released nearly 9,000 illegal-immigrant criminals whom federal officials wanted to deport in 2014, according to government records obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies.
Leftist talking points vs. facts in Oregon’s persecution of Christian bakers
For years, the LGBT movement has claimed its goal is tolerance — for society and the government to consider same-sex sexual relationships equal to those between men and women, even though research, science, and nature show this equality does not exist.
Will the First Amendment Defense Act fall victim to Beltway elbow-throwing?
The headline on this report from The Hill sounds optimistic: “‘Religious freedom’ bill picks up momentum in House.” The report itself sounds less than sunny, however, as Scott Wong notes that progress on the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) may get slowed or stopped altogether because of a long-simmering feud among House Republicans.
Obama Administration Mandates Diversity In Suburbs
Under a sweeping new federal housing mandate, the Obama administration threatens to withhold funding for cities and counties that fail to remove local zoning laws and other potentially “discriminatory barriers” that restrict low-income housing in wealthy neighborhoods.
Episcopal Church Officially Embraced Gay Marriage – but This Bishop Is Taking a Stand
The Episcopal Church recently became the third mainline denomination in the U.S. to embrace same-sex nuptials, but the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee has decided that the churches under his jurisdiction will not be performing gay marriage ceremonies.
Mexican Illegal Alien Arrested for Allegedly Kidnapping, Raping 13-Year-Old
While outfits like the Immigration Policy Center say Americans ought to stop believing their lying eyes and understand that the more illegal immigrants stream across the border, the more crime rates fall, the reality is much darker.
DEA agent slugged a MEELLION dollars for Silk Road snipe
Hopes for release from solitary
HuffPo Writer Horrified to Learn Daughter Likes the Color Pink, Imagines Herself as a Princess
Writing for AlterNet, Toni Nagy, who also writes for the Huffington Post and Salon, has written an article detailing her disappointment when she found out that her daughter likes the color pink and envisions herself as a princess.
Pluto – Predicted!
Every so often, an astronomical artist gets lucky. As the New Horizons spaceprobe closes on minor planet Pluto after its nine-year voyage, I’m astounded by how close I came to accurately depicting Pluto in 1979.
Foster Mom Had Sex With Daughter, 14, “So Many Times She Couldn’t Remember:
Jessica Jones, an art teacher in the Springfield, Missouri, schools, took in one of her troubled students as a foster daughter – and then proceeded to engage in sexual acts with the 14-year-old girl so many times that the girl couldn’t even remember them all, according to what the now-16-year-old former foster child told investigators last month.
Dem judge orders psych counseling for D’Souza
Clinton appointee ignores physicians, orders more counseling for Dinesh
The End of Boys and Girls: These Companies Are Going to Change How Your Kids Dress
Frustrated parents are launching apparel startups to upend gender norms
As assisted suicide laws spread, cancer survivors, disabled object
Doctors told Chasity Phillips in 2002 that she had a 50 percent chance of surviving surgery.
Planned Parenthood Doctor: Clinics Sells Aborted Baby Parts
New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s top doctor describing how the clinics sell the body parts of aborted babies, in some cases using an illegal partial-birth abortion procedure.
Due process win: California judge rules campus kangaroo court “unfair”
A California judge just issued a win to proponents of due process in campus sexual assault hearings.
People Choose Free Candy Bar over Free 10 oz Silver Bar (Worth $150) in Experiment
Media analyst Mark Dice offers random people their choice of a free Hershey chocolate bar or a free 10 oz silver bar (Worth $150) in an experiment. You have to see what happened next!
Radical Lefties are trying to force Native Americans to accept gay marriage
Tribal law is exempt from the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage dictates.
Clinton, Dem Hopefuls Silent on Planned Parenthood Organ Sales Video
Dem field received multiple honors, thousands of dollars from abortion org
Here’s How The 2016 Field Responded to the Planned Parenthood Video
Calls for defunding from Republicans, radio silence from Dems
Planned Parenthood Not Getting Women’s Full Consent For Organ Harvesting Program
Planned Parenthood responded to the release of an undercover video showing one of its executives discussing the harvesting of aborted baby organs with people posing as purchasers of said baby organs. In one press release, they claimed that mothers of aborted children sometimes want to donate their aborted babies’ “tissue” to help with research.
Why Is Facebook Censoring News About Planned Parenthood’s Organ Trafficking?
Earlier today, shocking video was released that shows Planned Parenthood’s medical director bragging about the harvest and sale of aborted baby organs and body parts. The news took social media by storm, as people began furiously tweeting about and sharing the horrifying story online.
Planned Parenthood Partner Offered Bulk Discounts On Aborted Baby Parts
StemExpress also listed “fresh” fetal liver stem cells for sale at a price of $24,250
More the Merrier: Who Needs Monogamy in Montana?
Think gay marriage pushes the limits? Wait until you see the push for polyamorous marriages.
Alien with Four Felonies Arrested in SC Brutal Beating and Rape Case
A foreign-born alien who sought help with his immigration papers has been arrested for the alleged brutal beating and rape of the woman who was helping him. Zenen Alvarez-Alguezabal, is behind bars in Seneca, South Carolina and has four previous felony convictions in the United States. It is currently unclear how the man had immigration papers, considering he had four felonies that spanned South Carolina, Texas, California, and Washington state.
Meet the New Reddit Boss, Worse Than the Old Reddit Boss
Ellen Pao has resigned as CEO of Reddit following the worst set of user and moderator revolts in the site’s history, but Redditors who hoped her departure marked the end of threats to free speech on the site are likely to be disappointed.
Syphilis in CA Women and Babies Skyrockets
On Monday, the California Department of Public Health revealed that syphilis among women and newborns has skyrocketed since 2012.
Professor: Scott Walker and Hitler Share “So Many” Similarities That “It’s Terrifying”
According to one University of Wisconsin professor, presidential candidate Scott Walker and mass-murdering dictator Adolf Hitler are so similar that it’s actually “terrifying.”
Alan Grayson ahead of Pat Murphy in first statewide Florida DEM primary poll.
Do you believe in miracles?
Wisconsin Supreme Court shuts down “John Doe” investigation
This sad saga of abuse of authority by an unethical and highly partisan prosecutor may finally be at an end.
More Congressmen Demand Answers About Planned Parenthood Abortion Quotas
More Texas congressmen are expressing outrage over Planned Parenthood’s alleged abortion quotas, calling on Planned Parenthood to address the allegations and reiterating support for nationwide defunding.
Bad News, Abortion Enthusiasts: More Planned Parenthood Videos On The Way
One of the country’s foremost anti-abortion crusaders — who worked on the explosive undercover investigation into the alleged farming of aborted babies’ body parts at Planned Parenthood – said the group plans to drop another stunner next week.
House Committee Launches Investigation Into Planned Parenthood
The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced today that it has begun an investigation into an undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing the sale of aborted body parts.
Siri Has Started Correcting People Who Call Caitlyn Jenner “Bruce”
The last time Siri was in the news, it was because Apple’s AI was just straight-up insulting people who asked it a question it thought was stupid.
CA Dem Wants “Husband,” “Wife,” Banned from U.S. Code
A California Democrat has introduced a U.S. House resolution designed to ban the use of “husband” and “wife” from the United States Code.
Apple, Samsung “hatch plot to murder old swappable SIM cards”
First they took away our batteries, now this
Reddit CEO: Site Is “Not a Bastion of Free Speech,” Change Coming
Reddit’s new CEO, cofounder Steve Huffman, has made a statement regarding the site’s controversial racism- and abuse-related community “subreddits.” He said, “we don’t have any obligation to support them.” In the brief announcement, Huffman explains that a robust content policy is something they have “been thinking about for quite some time” and is in the cards in the near future. It has also come to light via former CEO Yishan Wong that ousted interim boss Ellen Pao was one of the few defenders of the controversial subreddits, favoring a strategy of coexistence over the board’s plan to eliminate problem communities. Wong blames another co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, for strategy changes that led to the firing of “Ask Me Anything” administrator Victoria Taylor whose unexpected absence crippled that component of the site.
University Art Gallery Features Goggles that Show “Violence of Whiteness”
A new series of prints by Roger Peet debuted this month at the Portland State University Littman Gallery. To get the full experience of the gallery, visitors wear “whiteness goggles.”
San Francisco techies are hiring this Wiccan witch to protect their computers from viruses and offices from evil spirits
Many people have had their computer or smartphone possessed by an evil demon – or at least that’s what it can feel like when some mysterious bug keeps causing an app to crash, or your phone keeps shutting off for no reason.
Cuban Flag Goes Up at State Department on Monday
The State Department will hang the Cuban flag in the lobby of the State Department building on Monday in recognition of the imminent reopening of the communist nation’s embassy in Washington.
Gay-Marriage Victor Screams At Guy In Wheelchair, Gets Bumped From Flight
If you confront a state governor in an airport, scream at him, and then say, “I’ll see you on the plane,” what do you suppose will happen to you?
Gawker Helps Gay Escort Blackmail Timothy Geithner’s Brother, Ted Cruz Is the Hero of the Story
The internet is currently reeling from Gawker’s dirty bomb of a story about Timothy Geithner’s brother soliciting a gay escort. David Geithner, who is married with kids, allegedly tried to pay a gay porn star for sex, but backed out after it became clear the escort wanted to extort him for help with his housing situation.
“Inside Edition’s” Zoey Tur Threatens to “Curb-Stomp” Ben Shapiro
After being so frustrated by fact and science-based arguments he resorted to threats of physical violence against Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro Thursday, Friday morning Zoey Tur extended his hateful bullying campaign by publicly agreeing with a tweet that called for Shapiro to be “curb-stomped.”
N.J. university healthcare plans to cover genital reconstruction surgery
Students at several New Jersey colleges will now be funding genital reconstructive surgery and other sex reassignment benefits through a new university-backed healthcare package/
FLASHBACK: Bernie Sanders “Physically Nauseated” By JFK’s Opposition To Communism…
Oddly enough, I feel the same way when I hear Bernie Sanders talk about Capitalism.
Sen. Mike Lee Added a Free-Range Kids Clause to Major Federal Legislation
Gives kids the right to walk to school.
Caitlyn Jenner’s reps “demanded ESPYs award in exchange for PR plugs and Diane Sawyer interview”
Caitlyn Jenner’s representatives asked ESPN that she be the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs
Meet Dr. Kelli Ward, The Woman Running Against John McCain
For years Arizonans have been looking for a viable alternative to Senator John McCain. Now, they may have their chance to vote him out of office.
DoJ to Sheriff Joe: Speak Spanish in jails
The Justice Department announced a deal Friday requiring Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to provide services in Spanish to his jail inmates, settling part of a two-year-old discrimination complaint the Obama administration filed against the man known as “America’s Sheriff.”
Media Stunned After Learning Who Organized Confederate Flag “Welcome” for Obama
The mainstream media has long attempted to paint supporters of the Confederate flag as white Southern racists who have a chip on their shoulder about losing the Civil War and miss the good ol’ days of owning slaves.
Americans Don’t Know Who Is On American Money
MRCTV’s Dan Joseph asks Americans about the faces on various bills. The answers may surprise you.
Hillary is outdone in first major Iowa test as Bernie Sanders calls for a “revolution” and Martin O’Malley has some Clinton partisans on their feet – and she talks mostly about HERSELF
In the Democrats’ first “cattle call” event of 2015, all five presidential candidates appeared on the same stage
Sharp divisions after high court backs gay marriage
The Supreme Court’s ruling last month legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide has left Americans sharply divided, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that suggests support for gay unions may be down slightly from earlier this year.
Kiss Chinatown goodbye under Obama data-mined racial quota system?
Obama admin racial data mining is about loss of freedom, not ending discrimination.
Progressive racial fissure ruptures at Netroots Nation (#NN15)(#BlackLivesMatter)
Class consciousness and race consciousness compete for supremacy in Democratic Party.
Poll: Support for Gay Marriage Has Fallen After Obergefell
According to a recent AP-GFK poll, support for gay marriage among U.S. citizens has dropped six percentage points since their last poll in April, with more Americans disapproving of the Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage the law of the land than those approving it.
Greeks see “humiliation” in harsh terms of eurozone bailout
Greeks were bracing Monday for the effects of the tough terms of an agreement that secured the country’s third bailout in five years, with many rejecting them while others said they were necessary to stay in the euro
The Chinese dream is turning into a nightmare
Investors and politicians have been whistling past the Chinese graveyard for far too long. The smarter observers were already warning that China’s impressive growth record may have been to some extent fabricated. The repressive Chinese government could now be in trouble, and the world could be in for a bumpy ride
AncientBiotics – a medieval remedy for modern day superbugs?
A one thousand year old Anglo-Saxon remedy for eye infections which originates from a manuscript in the British Library has been found to kill the modern-day superbug MRSA in an unusual research collaboration at The University of Nottingham.
Cree healing lodge escape: “Are Canadian prison officials on crack?”
Over the weekend, two First Nations prisoners escaped (that is, walked away) from the Saskatchewan “Cree healing lodge” where they were serving their sentences — one for murder!
Activist Brands Flag Designed by 12-Year-Old Girl as “Racist” – Because It Has a Chain
An equal rights campaigner has branded a flag designed by a 12-year-old girl as racist because it features a chain that could have been used in the slave trade.
Scandinavia’s New Religion: Multiculturalism
And the rampant rape culture it has produced.
Pakistan Christians fleeing to Southeast Asia amid violence
As violence worsens for Pakistan’s Christians, more than 100,000 of them have fled to U.N. refugee camps in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Philippines in the past several years, Lahore Bishop Alexander John Malik told News Lens Pakistan.
Why Venezuela wants to annex two-thirds of the country next door
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is facing a staggering array of problems far too numerous and severe to list here. Things were already going badly before global oil prices tanked, so now they’re a lot worse.
Printing Firm Refuses to Make Anti-Islamism T-Shirt, Still Sells Che, Bin Laden Gear
Global printing firm Spreadshirt.com has refused to create a design for a supporter of the anti-Islamism “PEGIDA” group, but still sells t-shirts of Osama Bin Laden’s face.
Grave robbers break into Nosferatu director FW Murnau’s coffin and remove his head
Reports from Germany indicate that cult activity may have been involved – possibly linked to Murnau’s association with the vampire genre
Kenya: Nude Protest Against Homosexuality Awaits Barack Obama Next Week
A little-known party has sought permission to show US President Barack Obama the differences between a man and a woman through a nude protest.
Angela Merkel doesn’t believe in gay marriage
“I don’t want discrimination… but I make a difference at some point”
“You can’t all come”: Palestinian immigrant girl bursts into tears after “heartless” German leader Angela Merkel explains personally to her on TV exactly why she must be deported
Chancellor made comments during a discussion about “living in Germany”
Eternal City May Not Be So Eternal After All
Rome is falling apart.
Diversity Making France Stronger: Vibrant Yutes Attack 17 Police Stations In 15 Days
At the link you’ll find a list – with source links of 17 police stations that were attacked by vibrant minority Yutes from July 1st through the 16th 2015.
Islamic Slavery in Africa
The story of slavery that we are told never includes the role of Islam. The slaves were captured by jihadists and brought to the coast. We have a detailed record of how this took place. Prosperous regions of Africa were destroyed by the Arab slave traders. Out of the slaves that were captured, only 20% of them ever made
Fundamental Concepts – Gimmie Trumpin’ To Believe In
So I got into a discussion with Jay Caruso on Twitter this morning after his article on Pocket Full of Liberty was published (5 Myths Being Espoused About Donald Trump. It wasn’t a long conversation, I got the impression that he was being bombarded by lots of people unhappy with his article and Twitter doesn’t lend itself to in depth discussions in any event, but I did get to tell him that he doesn’t get it. I haven’t seen much posted about what Trump really is online.
Why White People Will Always Be Racists
Whites are continually put into the position of forever having to prove the negative, that they’re not racists. This is impossible. And that’s the point.
Free to Shut Up
The collision of religious liberty and gay rights in Oregon
Why Crime Is Up in Los Angeles
The bad guys are taking risks while the good guys feel at-risk.
The Untouchable: Democrats are Terrified of Scott Walker. They Should Be.
Eight years ago Barack Obama bound his own party to what proved to be a successful class warfare platform–for him, at least. Unfortunately, and largely due to him, that binding turned out to be more of a hamstringing: there isn’t much of the party he brought along with him left in Washington. Obama’s constant narrative of division by wealth, sex, race and geography (urban vs. suburban/rural, coasts vs. heartland), is wholly dependent upon grooming and molding enough elected talent within the party to keep it growing. And yet all that’s left of the vibrant, rising, seemingly invincible party that Obama took over in 2008 are a few surviving aged has-beens, Democratic lifers in safe blue states, and a handful of accidental Senators. (Thanks, midterms!) The social media powerhouse that once was Cory Booker now languishes Senate irrelevance and anonymity. Julian Castro, formerly a figurehead mayor and now a figurehead cabinet member, is on a meteoric rise thanks to the Democratic Party’s desperate need to create unprepared and inauthentic (yet demographically appropriate) stars.
Social Justice Warriors Never Sleep
Las Vegas party girls make a lot of money but are expected to look hot – who knew? Fortunately, the NY Times is ready to go where The Onion forgot to tread, exploring the legal gender discrimination issues in a hard-hitting guest piece by Brittany Bronson, an English instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas who doubles as a restaurant server. What, you expected legal insights from a lawyer or law professor?
Scott Walker’s Winning Strategy
Smart, down to earth, and approachable.
Elizabeth Warren, nominee in waiting
Once Hillary falters, Democrats will demand Warren get in to save the party from unelectable Bernie Sanders
“Social justice” culture: the actual Stalinist version
The other day, I was re-reading Pretender to the Throne, the second book in the Ivan Chonkin trilogy by Vladimir Voinovich (the brilliant Russian writer I interviewed recently for The Daily Beast) and was particularly struck by one scene that I thought bore an uncanny resemblance to the online gang-ups on accused transgressors against political correctness that have become a common feature of the “social justice” community.
The mainstreaming of sexual deviancy
TLC is promoting an upcoming reality series called “All That Jazz.” It features a mentally disturbed teenage boy who, with his parents’ connivance, labors under the illusion that he is a girl.
Don’t Say Freedom of Religion.
We don’t need freedom of religion in this country. I’ll tell you why: that bland phrase, thanks to the popularization of the expression “separation of church and state”, has had its meaning warped in the minds of the public.
Anger Is Making Us Stupid
You want to win back your country? Here’s how…
The Future Costs Of Politically Correct Cultism
I rarely touch on the subject of political correctness as a focus in my writings, partially because the entire issue is so awash in pundits on either side that the scrambling clatter of voices tends to drown out the liberty movement perspective. Also, I don’t really see PC cultism as separate from the problems I am always battling against: collectivism and the erasure of the individual in the name of pleasing society. Political correctness is nothing more than a tool that collectivists and statists exploit in order to better achieve their endgame, which is conning the masses into believing that the group mind is real and that the individual mind is fiction.
What Feminism Is
There comes a point at which you get tired of having the same argument over and over, and you just stop talking to people who seem to enjoy arguing for the sake of argument. I reached that point in March 2011 when my friend Joy McCann (the blogger Little Miss Attila) insisted on arguing that Sarah Palin is a “feminist.” Joy had an attachment to the word “feminism” and evidently hoped to rescue that word from its rightful owners, i.e., the radical women who are the feminist movement.
No More Free Speech on Reddit
The news-and-opinion website’s founder may end up destroying the site in order to “save” it.
Microaggression: A Beginner’s #SJW Guide!
Microaggression theory can be tricky for the uninformed. We’re here to help! Special thanks to #GamerGate
Can Kate Steinle Get Justice in “Jim Crow” San Francisco?
We remember the Jim Crow South, where sheriffs’ departments routinely colluded with prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys to slow-walk investigations involving white officers harming blacks. They routinely “softly” prosecuted whites who injured blacks. All-white juries handed out perfunctory acquittals based on “reasonable doubt.” It was the good ‘ol boy network at its finest.
Updating the cliche that it’s better to let “10 guilty men go free”
The old liberal cliché that it’s “better 10 guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer” has been upended in recent years – at least when it comes to accusations of sexual assault.
Children lost something along the way
Technology has separated children from nature, and from risk.
Unicorns And Skittles and Nuclear Weapons: Iran…Post The American Surrender
The agreement that we have accepted is bad for America, very bad for the Sunni nations of the Middle East, catastrophically bad for the nuclear non-proliferation movement, and even worse for Israel.
Fundamental Concepts – Normal
This past week I finally got a chance to see the Disney movie Frozen. I liked it. It was cute. The plot was standard Disney fare. The music was catchy. Too catchy, to be honest, I’ve had the title song as an ear worm since Wednesday, I just can’t seem to……….let it go.
Congress Must Ditch the Corker Bill and Treat the Iran Deal as Either a Treaty or Proposed Legislation to be Voted Up or Down
It is time to end the Kabuki theater. The Corker Bill and its ballyhooed 60-day review process that undermines the Constitution is a sideshow. If you scrutinize President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, you find that the president ignores the existence of the Corker process. So should Congress.
The assisted suicide of Christianity
According to a poll reported on today by ABC News, 83% of Americans self-identify as Christians.
Manufacturing Lack of Consent, Part LXVII
Deeply religious people sometimes say that their faith is always present in their lives, that they express it in everything they do. The same is true of copy editors. For years, every time I passed the intersection of bleeker [sic] and mulberry streets, I felt a strong urge to shimmy up the pole with a piece of chalk and insert a caret and the missing C. Similarly, when I recently saw the headline “‘Can I put my hand there?’: New York law changes the rules of the college hook-up,” my first reaction was (you guessed it): “Shouldn’t that be ‘May I’?” In the current climate, one can easily imagine an irresolute libertine with editorial experience saying yes to “Can I?” and then explaining in court: “I merely confirmed that he was able to put his hand there, not that I consented to his doing so.” The idea of a sex lawyer doesn’t seem so far-fetched after all . . .
Get your head right, right now
It is no longer enough to win, as in the gay marriage ruling, everyone must embrace the precept in their hearts and minds – reject thoughtcrime.
How Congress let another of its constitutional powers slip from its fingers
The Senate has punted away its authority and power under the Constitution over the “treaty” with Iran to try to curb its nuclear ambitions. In the deal that was brokered, Congress now has 60 days to review the agreement. Then it can approve, disapprove or do nothing. Obama promises to veto a resolution of disapproval, and it would take a two-thirds vote of both houses to override.