News of the Week (August 2nd, 2015)


News of the Week for August 2nd, 2015


Obama Scandals


Lerner emails show IRS tried to cover up targeting of conservative groups
The IRS sent an inquiry letter to a nonprofit group in order to buy time by preventing the group from complaining to Congress about their treatment by the agency, according to newly released Lois Lerner emails.


Gun Rights


No, The Lafayette Gunman Did Not Buy His Gun Legally
I’ve read other pieces that indicate the protective order may have been dropped, but the county’s involuntary commitment order should make him a prohibited person, and he should be flagged in NICS resulting in an inability to pass the background check run by the FFL.


Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”


The Great Immensity aka The Great Stonewall
What does The Great Immensity, a play about Climate change have to do with the NSF and it stated mission? Not much apparently.



Government in Healthcare


Financial Troubles Plague The State-Run ACA Exchanges
“The viability of state health insurance exchanges has been a challenge across the country, particularly in small states, due to insufficient numbers of uninsured residents.”

Remember the “Affordable Care Act? Suckers!
Thank you, Chief Justice John Roberts.



War & Terror


China’s New Islands Are Clearly Military, U.S. Pacific Chief Says
Adm. Harry Harris, head of U.S. Pacific Command, says the vastly expanded reefs now look exactly like combat bases for fighters, bombers, ships, and surveillance.

Iranian general vows to crush US for “slightest” hostile move
Revolutionary Guard Corps commander says Washington’s threats of military action are due to ‘lack of diplomatic skills’

Sec. John Kerry: Iran May Kill Americans

Facebook: Marine Corps emblem violates community standards
Late Monday, Facebook unpublished the popular pro-military “Locked and Loaded” page, while telling administrators that a picture of the United States Marine Corps emblem with a ribbon marked “In Remembrance” violated their community standards. Jason Light, an administrator from Atlanta, Georgia, told Examiner in an exclusive interview the page was covering the funeral and burial of Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells, who was killed in Chattanooga.

The Islamic State’s Christian and Yizidi Sex Slaves
Women, children, even toddlers—the Islamic State’s goal is to sell them on an open market to men of all means, especially the young jihadis on whom the caliphate depends.

Intelligence Fears Hundreds Of U.S. Secrets Leaked In Hillary’s Private Emails
Hillary Clinton says that she did not have any classified information on her servers, but then intelligence inspectors general examined forty Hillary emails and found that four of them had info that was classified before she sent the. Now The U.S. intelligence community worried that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to national security, according to documents and interviews reported by the Washington Times.

Yazidi boy, four, is forced to join ISIS terror camp to learn Sharia Law, the Koran and given sword to behead his own MOTHER
“Hamo”, four, captured with his mother Bohar and three siblings in August

A “Hybrid Defense” for the Baltic StatesShare article on Facebook
Writing for War on the Rocks, Mark Galeotti makes the case that the Baltic States need to be thinking more about “hybrid defense” as a response to possible “hybrid warfare” from their neighbor to the east.

The Iran Nuke Documents Obama Doesn’t Want You to See
Seventeen unclassified Iran deal items have been locked in ultra-secure facilities ordinarily used for top secret info. Why is the Obama administration trying to bury this material?

China building 40000 ton super large amphibious assault ship similar to USA Wasp Class helicopter carriers
To compete against the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Izumo-class helicopter destroyers, China is planning to build a new class of amphibious assault ship with a displacement of 40,000 tons, according to Kanwa Defense Review, a Canada-based Chinese-language military magazine.

Britain’s jihadi bride groomer: Schoolgirl radicalised in London mosque recruited her three classmates to join ISIS in Syria
Sharmeena Begum, 15, fled East London home to join ISIS in December

Islamist Tweet: A Home Without Yazidi Slave Girls Is So Boring
A pro-ISIS account on Twitter describes a Muslim home without Yazidi slave girls… “Booring”




The Story of Moira Greyland (Guest Post)
I was born into a family of famous gay pagan authors in the late Sixties. My mother was Marion Zimmer Bradley, and my father was Walter Breen. Between them, they wrote over 100 books: my mother wrote science fiction and fantasy (Mists of Avalon), and my father wrote books on numismatics: he was a coin expert.

Waitress FIRED For Calling a Black Couple “Black Couple” On Receipt
I guess I should fire myself for that racist headline calling a black couple “black couple.” Dammit I did it again!!

LGBT Rainbow Hate-Flag Replaces American Flag Over Reno City Hall
Sunday in Reno, Nevada, the infamous gay-pride rainbow flag replaced the American flag over City Hall. The outrage was immediate. For very good reason, many see the gay pride flag as a symbol of oppression, hate and bullying. City leaders eventually backed down claiming that the fascist gay-pride flag was supposed to fly with the American flag, not replace the American flag.

Wisconsin “John Doe” Whistleblower Michael Lutz dead, apparent suicide
Had accused “John Doe” Prosecutor John Chisholm of political motives.

Pct. 4 responds after video surfaces of officer punching teen
A Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constable has been cleared of any wrongdoing in his handling of the arrest of a teenaged girl. Questions about whether the deputy constable was too aggressive with teen arose after a video surfaced on social media and appeared to show the girl getting punched in the face.

Oklahoma mom walks in on man molesting children, beats him with pool stick
An Oklahoma man was arrested after a mom walked in on him molesting four of her young children and beat him with a pool stick, police said.

Anti-abortion hackers attack Planned Parenthood, release databases, employee data
Planned Parenthood has been hacked. Late Sunday night, a group of hackers who oppose the healthcare nonprofit’s abortion practices released Planned Parenthood’s website databases as well as names and email addresses of the organization’s employees.

New California: Mass Immigration Turning Virginia Blue
A remarkable transformation is underway in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The birthplace and final resting place of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson—and once one of the most reliably-red of red states—is being rapidly turned into a progressive stronghold.

Do New Male and Female College Graduates Receive Unequal Pay?
We analyze the female-male gap in starting-salary offers for new college graduates using data from the annual surveys of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), unique (and proprietary) data that have not previously been used for this purpose. A major advantage of working with a data set on salaries for new college graduates is that we can remove the possible influence of gender differences in experience, promotions, job changes, and other factors on the salary gap. We find that as much as 95 percent of the overall gender gap in starting-salary offers can be explained by differences in college majors selected.

Calif. students now given six “gender identity” choices on college admissions applications
Questions about gender identity and sexual orientation have been added to admissions applications used by the University of California system, including no less than six choices for students when checking off their “gender identity.”

FCC Should Fine People For “Misgendering” Transgenders, Says NBC’s “Black Contributor”
I’ve never heard of this nutty lady but she thinks that everyone should be fined by the FCC if they dare “misgender” a transgender person. That’s the loony liberal term for referring to a transgendered person with pronouns they don’t prefer.

Exodus from Puerto Rico could upend Florida vote in 2016 presidential race
Puerto Rico’s economic crisis meant Jeffrey Rondon, 25, struggled to find even part-time work, so he recently joined the growing exodus from his Caribbean island to Florida. Now he holds a full-time restaurant job and something that could upend the 2016 presidential election — the right to vote in Florida, the biggest of all swing states.

Third Planned Parenthood Video Released
The Center for Medical Progress has released a third Planned Parenthood video, promising to be the first of a series. This one focuses on a phlebotomist who was hired by StemExpress as a “procurement technician.” She says she found out after she was hired that rather than drawing blood (which is what a phlebotomist does), she was dissecting aborted babies so their parts could be sold off.

Katie Jerkovich calls my attention to the mini-brouhaha about Ted Cruz’s selection of his favorite superheroes, most notably his inclusion of Rorschach from Watchmen.

People running to government to stop BBQ smell
There’s a new threat people want the government to put an end to: barbecue smell. Yes, the smell of barbecues grilling meat. There’s video out of Florida of a Pinellas County Environmental specialist talking to someone about the BBQ smoke and smell leaving his property. Video is below and is NSFW due to language.

Jeb Bush Endorses Unlimited Amnesty in Spanish Telemundo Interview
During a Spanish interview with Telemundo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed amnesty for what he referred to as the “11 million” illegal aliens living in the U.S. in defiance of the law.

Developer Speaks Out over Claim “Historical Accuracy” Pushes White Supremacy in Games
PhD candidate Victoria Cooper gave a presentation at July’s International Medieval Congress in which she claimed that “the Middle Ages is a space where white supremecy [sic] is legitimised.” Cooper asserted that conservative and nationalist groups are hijacking medieval history to push white privilege.

Beyond Gross: Mexican Workers Defecate On Cilantro Fields, Forcing FDA Ban On Imports
A Monday press release from the FDA orders that imports of cilantro from Mexico must be halted for several months after inspectors found fields strewn with human feces and toilet paper. No cilantro from Pueblo, Mexico, will be allowed into the country without FDA inspection and approval.

Conference Teaches Iowa Kids About Diversity, Tolerance and Butt Sex
A controversy in Iowa highlights a common tactic of the Gay Left: Engage in outrageous behavior and, when this predictably provokes opposition, claim that the critics are paranoid bigots whose outrage is an expression of irrational prejudice. Thus, criticism of gay activism proves the need for more gay activism. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Parents outraged after middle schoolers attend LGBTQ sex conference
“Concerned Citizens” are petitioning Iowa’s Humboldt School District to prevent students from attending the Iowa Safe Schools conference after realizing it’s more about gay sex than bullying.

Baby Harvesting Scandal: Aborted Baby Organs are IMPLANTED INTO RATS & Grown for Transplants
On Tuesday the third undercover video of Planned Parenthood’s despicable harvesting practices was released by the Center for Medical Progress.

Bias-Free Language Guide claims the word “American” is “problematic”
The University of New Hampshire has a “Bias-Free Language Guide” on its website, which “is meant to invite inclusive excellence in [the] campus community.”

Bernie Sanders On Immigration
“Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal. . . . It would make everybody in America poorer —you’re doing away with the concept of a nation state, and I don’t think there’s any country in the world that believes in that.

Engineers demonstrate the world’s first white lasers
While lasers were invented in 1960 and are commonly used in many applications, one characteristic of the technology has proven unattainable. No one has been able to create a laser that beams white light.

Why Planned Parenthood Can’t Donate Tissue Harvested From Babies
If you haven’t watched the damning videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue donation (or, in plain language, exchanging aborted babies’ body parts for money), you should watch them now before you read further.

4th Video Catches Planned Parenthood VP Discussing How to Break the Law to Sell Aborted Babies
After three shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a fourth video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president discussing how to break or get around the law to sell aborted babies.

8 Shocking Moments From 4th Planned Parenthood Video
In latest video, Planned Parenthood staff exclaim “It’s a baby” as they dissect a young boy for parts for sale.

“Law & Order” director busted on child porn charges
TV director Jason “Jace” Alexander was busted on child-porn charges for allegedly promoting a video showing a girl stripping and masturbating, according to the Westchester County DA’s office.

GRAPHIC: Planned Parenthood Workers Laugh Sorting “5-Star” Baby Parts, Try Not to “Smush” Them
The latest video exposing the trafficking of aborted babies by Planned Parenthood showed workers casually laughing over and probing at pieces of a “baby” and “another boy.”

Virginia college graduates sue Rolling Stone over rape story
Three University of Virginia graduates on Wednesday filed a defamation lawsuit in New York against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher Wenner Media and a journalist over a now-debunked 2014 article describing a fraternity gang rape.

Planned Parenthood’s dangerous sex advice for teenagers
This clinic received funding through Obamacare for teen sex education

Florida man arrested for playing Star Spangled Banner on 4th of July rejects plea deal
Lane Pittman “was simply celebrating his freedoms as an American by playing one hell of a version of the National Anthem on Independence Day.”

Hardly any mention of due process at Senate hearing on campus sexual assault
There was little discussion of due process rights in campus adjudications during a Wednesday hearing on campus sexual assault.

Fourth Planned Parenthood Video Released
This one stars Dr. Savita Ginde, of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.

PP video producers release new video, “it’s a boy!”
Center for Medical Progress hits PP again

No Minimum Wage Madness in Michigan
GOP unleashes the “Death Star” bill to battle labor unions and Democrats.

Dead and Registered: Clarke County, MS, Sued for Having More Voters Than Live Citizens
The DOJ lets plenty of other counties ignore the legal responsibility to maintain accurate rolls.

INTACT FETUSES FOR SALE: New Planned Parenthood Video Released
“It’s a baby” says doctor picking over parts for pricing.

Boehner’s Health Policy Director is Sister of StemExpress Founder
The founder of StemExpress, the private company that has engaged with Planned Parenthood in the sale of aborted baby body parts, is the younger sister of the health policy director of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH).

Sex Scandal Hits Foreign Billionaire Who Gave $5 Million to Clinton Foundation
Hansjorg Wyss is a 79-year-old Swiss business mogul who is “a generous donor to major liberal groups like the Center for American Progress and longtime financial patron of Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta.” In December, Wyss made a $5 million commitment to Hillary Clinton’s “No Ceilings” women’s empowerment project at the Clinton Foundation. However, Wyss has been accused of sexually abusing a Colorado woman.

Email Reveals Hillary Clinton Was Fed Questions Before Meet the Press Appearance
One of the private Hillary Clinton emails released Friday reveals that an NBC source was leaking possible questions to the then-Secretary of State’s staff ahead of an appearance on Meet the Press.

Jeb Bush: I Would Govern Like Lyndon Johnson as President
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the “Great Society,” if he were elected president.

Yes, Austin really is trying to ban barbecue restaurants and we will prove it again
First, Rush Limbaugh picked up on the story that we broke last week in regards Austin’s City Council reviving their nefarious scheme to ban barbecue restaurants (ok, put smoke scrubbers in smokers which would raise the cost of business so high it would put even Franklin BBQ out of business according to Aaron Franklin.)

Wait, STOP: Are you installing Windows 10 or ransomware?
This one will be an “absolute bastard,” say security bods

Microsoft Getting Very Googley with Windows 10
Basically, they are going to watch everything you do. Soon we’re all going to be Winston Smith in Orwell’s 1984. A long time ago when I read the book, I wasn’t that worried. I knew what it would take to install cameras everywhere, including peoples’ homes, and that the cost would make it an impossible undertaking for government. But in the digital age, we’re doing it to ourselves. The government doesn’t have put cameras in our homes and create two-way television sets; we are. Now Google is talking about smart thermostats, and guess who will require them to be installed. Well, all those who will come to believe it’s essential for energy conservation–Jerry Brown types.

Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion group
A federal judge has blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of abortion providers by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader.

Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting
A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children.

Baltimore Cops’ Attorneys Just Made Two Explosive Claims In Freddie Gray Case
The defense attorneys for the six Baltimore cops charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray made two explosive claims in a court motion filed on Thursday.

Man Behind Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Says There’s a Reason Biotech Company Is “Very Scared” of Unreleased Video
David Daleiden, the man behind the undercover Planned Parenthood videos and project lead at the Center for Medical Progress, revealed on CNN Friday morning that an unreleased video has one biotech company “very scared.”

Talking with David Johnson, a Civil Rights icon
My days often don’t go as planned, but it’s a rare pleasure when the deviation from the plan lands me in a guided tour of the past given by a true Civil Rights era icon. I’ve known David Johnson for many years, first as one of my neighbors and then, funnily enough, after he moved out of my neighborhood as one of my Mom’s neighbors.

“Urination, defecation, and masturbation” outside NYC college

The glass facade of Cooper Union’s $111 million academic building offers a remarkable view – of a back alley packed with vagrants.

FLASHBACK-Hillary: “I Admire Margaret Sanger…Her VISION” (“A RACE of THOROUGHBREDS”)
Much is said about Planned Parenthood each time the Center for Medical Progress releases another video about their horrific practice of selling human baby parts. People forget, however, that the group’s founder Margaret Sanger created Planned Parenthood to help with another horrific practice eugenics, a sick belief that the human “gene pool” would be improved through selective breeding and sterilization. In Sanger’s case improving the gene pool meant keeping African-Americans, morons, those with family background with a history of illnesses and other undesirables from reproducing. She also advocated strict immigration rules to keep the “undesirables” out of the country.

Negro Bill Canyon? Utah trying to find less offensive name, but preserve history
The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah’s Negro Bill Canyon, though the title that some find offensive is a point of historical pride for others.

Planned Parenthood’s “Hacked” Website Looks Like PR Stunt
As outcry grows in response to a series of undercover videos revealing Planned Parenthood (PP) employees appearing to engage in selling organs and tissues from aborted babies for profit, the abortion provider claimed that “extremists” had hacked their website.

Cruz, McConnell, and the Ex-Im Bank—The Sequel
A great many readers were not happy with my analysis here the other day of the moving parts of Mitch McConnell allowing a vote on an amendment to the transportation bill that would revive the Export-Import Bank, after having apparently promised to Cruz and/or the GOP Senate caucus that he wouldn’t allow the Ex-Im Bank to come back to life. In a sentence, I sought to point out that McConnell was playing an inside game that would likely not result in the revival of the Ex-Im Bank, and that Cruz was saying “nuts” to business as usual, and that both have reasonable grounds for their actions (Cruz probably a bit more so, if you read the piece carefully). Moreover, the linchpin of the argument was that McConnell likely knew that the House would kill the Ex-Im Bank, meaning that the vote was mostly symbolic and helpful to a few endangered Republicans.

Does a Future Planned Parenthood Video Contain “Prima Facie Evidence of Born-Alive Infants?”
Why is StemExpress desperately trying to block the release of the next round of Planned Parenthood videos? In a CNN interview this morning, David Daleiden from the Center for Medical Progress said this.

StemExpress Gets “Fully Intact” Babies
StemExpress got a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress. The order prevents CMP from releasing more video footage. What are they hiding? David Daleidan, the man who spearheaded the undercover operation, went on CNN to tell the world.

Lee, Rubio, Cotton, and More Move to Block AFFH in SenateShare article on Facebook
Senator Mike Lee has just introduced a bill to defund President Obama’s federal takeover of local government via the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation. Lee’s bill is called the “Local Zoning Decisions Protection Act” (it’s too new to have a number). In addition to defunding AFFH, Lee’s bill defunds Obama’s creepy and controlling housing “Assessment Tool,” which could be used as a basis for “disparate impact” suits against your locality. Lee’s bill has a number of co-sponsors, most notably including presidential candidate Marco Rubio. Other co-sponsors are Tom Cotton, Mike Enzi, Jeff Sessions, and David Vitter.

UCLA student: criticism of my tampon column was sexist
Zoey Freedman argued in an opinion piece that the government ought to mandate health insurers cover tampons in the interest of gender equality.

Video: TMZ Ambushes Rubio About Cecil the Lion, but Rubio Turns the Tables
The TMZ reporter asks Rubio about Cecil the Lion, and Rubio offers a sensible response: “Obviously there’s laws in that country, so whatever laws there were, that guy should have followed them. Then, however, he rightly pivots to the far more important story.

Planned Parenthood Had Hillary’s Private Email Address
Planned Parenthood emailed Hillary Clinton on her private email address. The revelation comes in the most recently released trove of Clinton’s emails.

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Planned Parenthood Had Hillary’s Private Email Address
Planned Parenthood emailed Hillary Clinton on her private email address. The revelation comes in the most recently released trove of Clinton’s emails.

Debbie Doubles Down (on Socialism)
The other day John noted that Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz stumbled badly when Chris Matthews asked her the difference between a Democrat and a socialist, between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Today Chuck Todd of NBC’s “Meet the Press” renewed the question, and Schultz doubles down on her clueless non-answer. This has gone from embarrassing to stunningly incompetent. It’s one thing to be unprepared for Chris Matthews asking the question in his typical machine-gun fashion, but she’s had several days to come up with a serious answer, and clearly can’t.

NY Judge cites Sup Ct Same-Sex Marriage ruling in Chimp freedom case
There are slippery slopes, and then there’s this future slippery slope


Economy & Taxes


Faced with Shortages, Venezuela Nationalizing Food Distribution
More “bad luck” on the way.

Is Corporate America Letting Us Down?
I’ve been trying to make sense of the recent push, from Hillary Clinton and others on the left, against what’s been dubbed “quarterly capitalism,” or the alleged tendency of publicly held companies to act in the short-term interests of speculators rather than in the long-term interests of more patient investors, and indeed the broader economy. The basic concern, as I understand it, is that in the age of activist shareholders, publicly held companies are not investing enough in increasing their productivity or in developing innovative new products. Rather, they are seeking to extract as much value out of the enterprise as they can through stock buybacks and other measures that enrich shareholders, including senior managers. But is this really a problem? Is Corporate America letting us all down by slavishly chasing returns when managers should be investing for the long term?

Seattle CEO who set firm’s minimum wage to $70G says he has hit hard times
The Seattle CEO who reaped a publicity bonanza when he boosted the salaries of his employees to a minimum of $70,000 a year says he has fallen on hard times.

Qualcomm Lays Off 4,500 Workers While Demanding More H-1bs
Another tech giant that says it must import foreign workers because there aren’t enough skilled American workers in the industry is laying off thousands of workers.




Public Anger After French Sunbather Beaten By Gang… For Wearing A Bikini
Social networks across France responded angrily to the news a 21-year-old woman was beaten up by a gang of girls and young women for the crime of wearing a bikini in a park. Authorities are yet to have identified the attackers but The Independent reports commentators assume they were Muslims.

Euthanasia as Suicide Cure in Belgium
The British Medical Journal has published a coolly analytical study describing how 35 (out of 100) mentally ill patients, who asked for euthanasia, were killed by doctors. (Most of survivors lived because they changed their minds)

Islamist “Justice”: Slow Painful Death for Christian Mother in Pakistan
While working as a farm laborer on a hot day, Asia Bibi was told to fetch water. When she returned, Muslim coworkers refused to drink from the water, saying it was unclean because a Christian had touched it.

3-Year-Old London Child Deemed “Extremist” and Placed in Government Reeducation Program
Nursery school staff and registered childminders must report toddlers at risk of becoming terrorists, under counter-terrorism measures proposed by the Government.

Allahu Akbar! Pride Jaerva, Rinkeby #JaervaPride
A short clip of some of the vibrant diversity encountered during the Pride Järva celebrations in Rinkeby, one of Sweden’s very multicultural cities.

Chinese Christians Defend Rooftop Crosses, Prepare for Confrontation
Chinese officials in Wenzhou, a city of the Zhejiang province with a high concentration of Christians, have given Christian communities a deadline to remove rooftop crosses from their churches, but some of the local pastors have responded with defiance, placing guards at their churches to defend the crosses.

Georgia Dials Down Conflict With Russia
Shift comes as fighting in Ukraine draws the West and Moscow into a contest for spheres of influence

Venezuela Seizes Nestle, Polar Warehouse to Build Housing
Venezuelan soldiers seized a food distribution center rented by companies including Nestle SA, PepsiCo. Inc and Empresas Polar SA in Caracas as the government looks to boost support ahead of elections.

Animal Psychic Contacts Cecil the Lion; His “Profound” Response Moves Her To Tears
Just when you thought the “Cecil the lion” hysterics could not get any more ridiculous, an animal psychic from Washington steps up to the plate and proves you wrong.




How #GamerGate Shattered Gawker’s Myth of Invincibility
A few years ago, Gawker Media went through their own mythical period. When online public shaming was still praised as “callout culture” and righteous “internet rage” by activists, Gawker was out in front, leading the charge.

How to Raise Boys Who Read
Hint: Not with gross-out books and video-game bribes.

Medical monsters vs. life-saving angels
The fundamental problem with these licensed medical providers, who greedily have turned the “primum non nocere” creed on its head under the guise of “reproductive services,” is not their defective tenor. It’s their defective souls.

The Truth About Western “Colonialism”
How the misuse of a term legitimizes the jihadist myth of Western guilt.

Give parents back their rights to let their kids walk free
But today, we fear for kids any time they’re on their own. So even though crime is at a 50-year low — lower than when most of us parents were kids – only about 13 percent of American children walk to school.

The 4 Most Embarrassing Things Cecile Richards Said In Defense Of Planned Parenthood
She did her best, but her talking points were really bad.

Boy Scouts End Ban on Gay Scoutmasters: LGBT Groups Not Satisfied Unless Religious Liberty Is Trampled
Yet if the church-sponsored troops pull out of scouting, the BSA would collapse. In many jurisdictions — including scouting’s most healthy and vibrant — church-sponsored groups dominate. I know of multiple local troops that would sooner close shop (or explore alternative affiliations) than violate their deeply-held values. But the HRC and the rest of the LGBT Left doesn’t care.

Single-Family Zoning Racist? Seattle Thinks So
They’re not necessarily wrong.

Radical Chic And Its Aftermath
Today marks the 35th anniversary of the infamous party that Leonard and Felicia Bernstein held in their Park Ave. duplex to raise money for the Black Panthers. Also attending was Tom Wolfe, who wrote the event up for an article originally published in New York magazine, called “Radical Chic”. Later that year, it would be published in book form, along with his “Mau-Mauing The Flak Catchers”, another article about similar (if more low-rent) shenanigans on the West Coast.

Toleration Is Postmodern-Speak For Bigotry
Religious liberty is not an indulgence a superior gives to his inferiors, toleration for practices and beliefs he regards as repugnant, as one tolerates one’s in-laws.

“Cuckservative” Is A Racist Slur, Part 2
We’ve been over this. It’s weird how people get super-attached to a slur they just heard for the first time last week. Yesterday, in response to the whitewashing of the word “cuckservative” by the website abusing the good name of Andrew Breitbart, I tweeted about the racist origins and usage of the term “cuck.”

“Cuckservative” is a Racist Slur and an Attack on Evangelical Christians
Despite the white washing by (pun intended), the phrase “cuckservative” is a racist slur. It is used by racists in support of a racialist agenda. The people who use it are not opposed to illegal immigration, but are opposed to immigration in general. They are opposed to evangelical Christians who support interracial adoption. They are opposed to anyone who does not think in terms of the white race.

Camille Paglia on “Snark Atheism,” and How Jon Stewart Has Debased Political Discourse
You’re an atheist, and yet I don’t ever see you sneer at religion in the way that the very aggressive atheist class right now often will. What do you make of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and the religion critics who seem not to have respect for religions for faith?

The Dark Side: Citizens Choosing Perpetual Psychological Adolescence
As noted in the Jolt, for everyone who found the first portion too insufferably cheery and optimistic, the case for gloom…

When I Hear “Holistic”
I’d like to recommend a typically intelligent piece by Charles Lane. It’s about the SAT, which some universities are apparently abandoning in favor of what they call a more “holistic” approach to admissions.

APUSH Revisions Won’t Do: College Board Needs Competition
The College Board has just published a revision of its controversial AP U.S. history framework. The revision is designed to meet the concerns of the 2014 framework’s many critics. As one of those critics, I want to give a preliminary response. This is also the first in what will be a series of posts on the new AP U.S. history framework and related issues.

The Center for Medical Progress and Our Broken Rule of Law
The ongoing Planned Parenthood scandal is a fascinating story that has a lot of facets that illustrate many disturbing aspects of American society. Although it is difficult to do so, I’m going to ask readers here to set aside the horrifying aspects related to abortion and the sale of baby parts for a moment to focus on one particular aspect that has largely gone unnoticed.

Why Does Obama Hate Your Babies?
It is important to keep in mind during this controversy that, despite everything the abortion industry will try to tell you, the question is not Planned Parenthood’s existence, but whether federal taxpayer dollars should be used to fund it.

Well, to be fair, it’s not the only one: The College that Hates “Americans.”
The Bias-Free Language Guide is a massive wall of text that explains why common word choices, phrases, and modifiers are unwelcome in polite discourse. Its purpose is to assist in the creation of “an inclusive learning community” by raising awareness of trivial slights in everyday language that, “for some, feels like a form of violence.”

Sorry Leftist Americans, Your Swedish Utopia Does Not Exist
It’s time to kill the myth about the superiority of the Nordic welfare state model.

Fisking the Guardian’s Latest Sad Puppy Article of the Week
I wasn’t going to bother fisking the latest Article of the Week about the evils of the Sad Puppies campaign, but I figured what the hell, it’s Friday.

How much of ONE YEAR’s Californian energy use would WIPE OUT the DROUGHT?
What causes drought? Laziness

50 Years Later, Medicaid And Medicare Still Spend Us Into Oblivion
A Senate Finance Committee report on healthcare entitlements from 1969 perfectly explains the problems we’re still facing a half-century later

Pro-Lifers, Be Wary of Mitch McConnell on Planned Parenthood
I saw Al Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary tweet out this link earlier today. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is calling on Planned Parenthood being defunded.

Taking back the language: a lexicon of nonsense
In politics, language is critical to winning the message and the battle. Yesterday, in reading this piece at The Daily Beast that called the Center for Medical Progress a “self-described ‘citizen journalist’ project” — isn’t every group “self-described?” — I was again reminded of language bias, both intentional and unintentional.

Dear GOPe, Take Two
As the Donald Trump juggernaut gathers steam and continues to roll over conventional wisdom like an army of wrecking balls, signs of panic are beginning to be seen coming from the establishment wing of the GOP (the GOPe). From the halls of power the whispers have started: ‘These idiots can’t be serious, can they? Trump??!?” Last week this panic took the form of an article by GOPe SuperConsultant™ Rick Wilson in the pages of Politico, chastising the unruly Republican hoi polloi for daring to think on their own and comparing them to “clowns.”

The Cringing, Servile Search for Head Pats from Liberals
There is a piece that is making the rounds on the liberal side of the Internet today that concerns the Planned Parenthood videos. I am not going to link the piece here because I view it as either a transparent attempt to curry head pats from liberals and/or the media, or a dangerously naive missive that is tremendously damaging to the pro-life cause. Either way, I will not give it more traffic than it has already gotten in spite of the fact that I respect the website where it currently sits and its proprietors tremendously, and count them among my personal friends. Suffice to say that if you don’t know the piece I’m referring to, then please go on about your day without reading the rest of what I am about to say, and thank me later for not raising your blood pressure unnecessarily.

The Real Danger Of Political Correctness
The corrosive effects of “political correctness” in modern American society are unlikely to divide “traditionalists” from “accommodationists” among the ranks, but they are all but certain to widen the gap between soldiers and statesmen. And given the parlous state of Obama-era civil-military relations, that is indeed something to worry about.

Social Injustice – 60 Guilders
One of the things that most people who aren’t hopelessly mired in conspiratorial thinking have figured out is that the Holocaust—referring to the whole 12 million dead—was a rather evil thing to do. However, some people seem to be confused as to why it was an evil thing to do.

Nostalgie de la Butch
Yes, it’s a bold statement. A classic sentence for our series. The gist of which being that the 53-year-old Ms Bindel, for whom radical lezzer is a profession, is having trouble telling which team a person, a younger person, is batting for. Imagine the indignity.

Sexism, traditional families and rights for men

“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born”
People didn’t know why they had their worldview – they’d never examined or questioned it – and were unequipped to answer when it was challenged. Young people often took this to mean that there weren’t good answers to their questions and rejected it. Sometimes the parents agreed.

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