News of the Week (November 15th, 2015)


News of the Week for November 15th, 2015


Obama Scandals


Appeals court keeps block on Obama immigration actions
The timing would seem to allow the Supreme Court an opportunity to rule on the issue this term.

Veterans Affairs pays $142 million in bonuses amid scandals
VA says the awards are to attract, retain employees


Gun Rights


Maryland scraps gun “fingerprint” database after 15 failed years
Millions of dollars later, Maryland has officially decided that its 15-year effort to store and catalog the “fingerprints” of thousands of handguns was a failure.

Brazil Seeks to Copy U.S. Gun CultureMatt Sandy / Rio de Janeiro
Lawmakers want to make it easier for Brazilians to get weapons


Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”


Fracking, Not Renewables, Is Responsible For Emissions Reduction
The biggest cause of CO2 emissions reduction is America’s fracking natural gas boom, not solar or wind power, according to a study by the Manhattan Institute.

Growing corals bathe themselves in acid without suffering damage
Acidic water may be a sign of healthy corals, says a new study, muddying the waters still further on our understanding of how coral reefs might react to climate change.

More Evidence of Another “Little Ice Age” by 2030
A study presented at the British Royal Astronomical Society’s recent annual meeting confirms that the sun may go into a “hibernation” mode around 2030 called the “Grand Solar Minimum” that could cause another “Little Ice Age.”



Government in Healthcare


High Deductibles Force Many to Opt Out of Obamacare
Obamacare is “really just a catastrophic policy” – but more expensive


War & Terror


The Fine Military Tradition of Making Heads Roll
Of course, in today’s hypersensitive, PC-obsessed, backstabbing Army of Whiners the heads are our own guys.

Obviously “No Connection To Terrorism”: U Merced Stabber Had An ISIS Flag…
But no terrorism there, it was all over a study group

Paris attacks: 60 reported killed, hostage situation ongoing
At least six shootings took place in Paris and three explosions took place at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis

Multiple Attacks Strike Paris, Dozens Dead
Paris is gripped by terror tonight as multiple, apparently coordinated attacks have unfolded in the French capital.

Attack in Paris: 42 Shot Dead; Multiple Explosions; 60 Hostages at Concert Hall
A fan filming an exhibition soccer match between France and Germany caught on camera the sound of an explosion at the Stade de France

Paris Under Attack: Explosions, Shootings, Several People Killed

France Under Siege: More than 150 Dead, Hundreds Wounded, President Closes Borders
Reports are coming in from Paris on Friday afternoon of a shootout at a restaurant, and an explosion in a bar near the Stade de France stadium, where a soccer game between France and Germany was in progress. Multiple fatalities have been reported at the restaurant.

The War, Cont.
One thing about the French is – they like being French. They’re proud of their civilization, and rightly so. They will not let themselves be brought down by envious barbarians.

16% of French Citizens Support ISIS, Poll Finds
One in six French citizens, or 16 percent, sympathizes with ISIS. The ISIS approval number spikes to 27 percent (over one in four) in the fighting-age demographic, ages 18 to 24.

Paris attacks: Man arrested in Germany for smuggling firearms and explosives linked to French attacks
A man arrested with a cache of weapons including explosives, hand grenades and machine guns in Germany last week has been linked with the Paris attacks by local media. Several kilograms of TNT were found along with pistols, revolvers and ammunition were discovered, according to public broadcaster Bayrischer Rundfunk.

Manhunt Underway as Investigation of Paris Attacks Widens
The Paris terrorist attacks were carried out with the help of three French brothers living in Belgium, the authorities said on Sunday, as they asked for the public’s help in finding one of them.

Mass grave of Yazidi women executed by Isis discovered in Iraq
Locals described seeing clumps of hair, bones, money and keys in the mass grave




City of Oak Ridge employee kept wife virtual prisoner under Sharia law
A city of Oak Ridge employee paid the bride’s father $2,000 for his daughter in a forced marriage in Africa, court records allege, and then kept her as a virtual prisoner in their Oak Ridge home.

Quentin Tarantino’s Anti-Cop Comments Came at Revolutionary Communist Rise Up Event
Lost in the media’s reportage of Quentin Tarantino’s using rhetoric scripted by Black Lives Matter is the fact that the Rise Up October event at which Tarantino spoke was organized by revolutionary communists who advocate the armed overthrow of the United States of America.

Rolling Stone Sued For $25M By Fraternity Implicated in Rape Story
The lawsuit from the University of Virginia frat joins cases from three former members and the associate dean of the university.

Missouri protest: List of demands issued to university
Members of the University of Missouri football team raised awareness of the school’s racial turmoil Saturday, joining forces with the student protesters and threatening to boycott football activities until president Tim Wolfe is removed from his position.

Mizzou Protesters: Stay Out of Our “Safe Space” or We”ll Call the Cops
Students turned their anger from the ousted president to the press, keeping anyone from talking to protesters.

U. of Missouri president, chancellor leave over race tension
The president of the University of Missouri system and the head of its flagship campus resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over what they saw as indifference to racial tensions at the school

NC State Bans U.S. Constitution in Dormitory
Officials at N.C. State Plan to Ensure “that there is no longer any Constitutions in the entry way of Berry Hall.”

Mizzou Protesters Are Strong Enough to Depose a President but too Weak to Talk to the Press?
I’ve got a piece on the University of Missouri nonsense on the home page, but I had to comment on this additional news item — apparently the Mizzou student protesters are brave enough to take down a university president but too delicate to face the press

The world according to the Democratic establishment
This weekend, a reader from here in the Washington D.C. area found himself seated next to a Democratic fundraiser and operative. This Democrat offered the following opinions. They reflect, I think, how well-connected Democrats read the current political situation

Hillary Is Losing In Minnesota
Survey USA has released a new poll of voters in deep-blue Minnesota. The results should be alarming to Democrats everywhere. The poll shows just about every Republican tested–Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump–beating Hillary Clinton, if the election were held today. Jeb Bush is +1 against Hillary, within the margin of error, and Hillary beats Ted Cruz by five points.

Lee County mom says 8th grade homework questions are inappropriate
One Southwest Florida mom was surprised to see questions she felt were inappropriate on her 8th grader’s homework.

Only Conservatives Can Save The American Campus–But Should We?
What does it take to generate a rabid, Maoist-style mob demanding political purges, on an Ivy League campus, in 2015? An email defending “offensive” Halloween costumes, apparently.

Mizzou And Yale Show Why It’s Time To Burn Universities To The Ground
Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri—known as Mizzou—resigned early today, brought down by…well, it’s kind of hard to say.

A Revolt of the Coddled
It has been said that college is where students go to learn how to learn. That is increasingly looking like an assumption based only in faith. The crisis of enforced intellectual homogeneity on America’s college campuses has been an acute one for several years. Despite the public’s growing concern for the integrity of American higher education, it is a crisis that seems only to get worse.

Figures. Top Mizzou Campus Protest Leader and Social Justice Warrior Is Democrat McCaskill’s Intern
Several Mizzou black athletes announced late Saturday they would boycott all future football games until President Tim Wolfe resigns.

New docs reveal Third Grade Anti-Israel event much worse than thought
Ithaca (NY) presentation by Bassem Tamimi and Jewish Voice for Peace incited hatred of Israel.

World Fantasy award drops HP Lovecraft as prize image
In the wake of lobbying by authors and readers, organisers announce that trophy will no longer be modelled on the controversial author

Crazy Video Of Mizzou Social Justice Fascists Muscling Out Journalists From Reporting Their Public Meeting!
The University of Missouri students who got officials fired over racial allegations have set up a tent city but they’re demanding that no media cover their actions, even though it’s in a public area.

Meet The Mizzou Media Professor Who’s Trying To Ban Media Coverage
After desperately trying to gin up media coverage of student protests at the University of Missouri, one of the school’s media professors is now furiously trying to “muscle” the press off campus to prevent them from covering student protests that rapidly spiraled out of control Monday.

College spokesman says rape didn’t happen, loses his job
A spokesman for Hocking College has been fired for telling media outlets that a reported rape did not actually occur.

University of Missouri Police Ask Students to Report “Hurtful Speech”
The Missouri University Police Department (MUPD) sent an email to students Tuesday morning urging them to call them and report any hurtful speech they encounter on the campus.

Yale’s Idiot Children
Yalies protest a free-speech panel.

Federal Bureaucrats Find “Superhighway” Around Fourth, Fifth Amendments
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission officials used a warrantless subpoena on a Texas-based grocery chain that fired an employee who failed a post-maternity leave physical fitness test, demanding the home addresses and Social Security numbers of every company employee.

Sen. McCaskill: Men Should “Just Shut the Hell Up”
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said men should “just shut the hell up” on everything from abortion to Star Wars to #GamerGate.

Video: Hillary Clinton thinks violence against women is funny
Looks like a “war on women” to me!

Campus Activists Weaponize “Safe Space”
A journalist at the University of Missouri is mobbed by a crowd insisting he is the aggressor.

Afrikan Black Coalition seeks to “overthrow the Constitution,” “stop white people”
The multi-university Afrikan Black Coalition is calling for black people to engage in revolution and overthrow the Constitution, citing the need to “stop white people” in the “white supremacist world” of America.

Mizzou professor resigns following outrage over his refusal to cancel exam
“If you don’t feel safe coming to class, then don’t come to class,” Dr. Brigham told his students. “I will be there, and there will be an exam administered in our class.”

Was The Poop Swastika Incident At Mizzou A Giant Hoax?
Something stinks at the University of Missouri. A reported incident of vandalism at Mizzou sparked university-wide protests, a boycott by the school’s 4-5 football team, and eventually the resignation of the university’s president and chancellor.

Mizzou Student Body President Issues Warning on “Confirmed” KKK Presence on Campus — Amid Online Panic, the Truth Emerges
University of Missouri Student Body President Payton Head issued a chilling warning of a “confirmed” Ku Klux Klan presence on campus Tuesday — only to admit it was not true hours later.

Mizzou students weaponize to protect “safe place”
Young America’s Foundation has exclusively obtained a private message from students at the University of Missouri, where major protests have erupted this week over alleged incidents of racial discrimination, indicating a group of students will be gathering to form a “safe place” and intend to protect it with “non-lethal weapons” throughout the course of the day. “Black students and [their] closest allies at Mizzou are encouraging their peers to arm themselves with tasers and pepper spray.

Mizzour Hunger Striker Claims He’s Oppressed, Rips “White Privilege” – Comes From Family Worth $20 Million
He’s a One-Percenter!

Mizzou Professor Melissa Click Resigns Her Courtesy Position, Remains On Faculty As Communications Professor
Symbolic resignation.

The Nurse From Hell
Remember when they told us that if we just put a far-left black community organizer in charge of the country, the races would live together in harmony? Here’s how that worked out

MU police arrest student in Rolla after social media threats
University of Missouri police have arrested a suspect in connection with threats posted on Yik Yak and other social media services that caused widespread fear on campus Tuesday night.

Education Professor: Whiteness is a “Disease”
In a scholarly article published in Teaching Education, Professor Cheryl Matias calls whiteness “a disease,” while suggesting new ways to teach urban students about “racism and whiteness.”

Campus Crazies on “Million Student March”
Student demonstrations are set to engulf the U.S. today in the “Million Student March”, as activists from campuses around the country stage a day of protests against tuition fees and student debt, further inflamed by recent social justice protests at Yale and Missouri.

Students across U.S. march over debt, free public college
Students held rallies on college campuses across the United States on Thursday to protest ballooning student loan debt for higher education and rally for tuition-free public colleges and a minimum wage hike for campus workers.

Scientists identify new STD that could affect hundreds of thousands of adults – and it often has NO symptoms
Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) – was first identifed more than 30 years ago

James O’Keefe Detained By Yale University Police
Video journalist James O’Keefe was detained by Yale University police — and banned “in perpetuity” from Yale’s campus — after attempting to speak with school president Peter Salovey and dean Jonathan Holloway.

Black-only meeting of Klein students stirs segregation concerns
Parents from one local high school now say school officials are stirring up problems where there aren’t any.

University axes homecoming “king” and “queen,” replaces it with gender-neutral “royals”
San Diego State University has axed its longtime tradition of naming a homecoming “king” and “queen,” and this year will go with the gender-neutral term “royals,” the Daily Aztec campus newspaper reports.

Missouri Lt. Gov Kinder Blames Left, Calls Missouri Events “Appalling”
Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder says we’re seeing the “fruits of decades of Leftist control” play out at the University of Missouri this week.

Mizzou Releases Photos Of Poop Swastika, Discloses Details Of Previously Unreported Racial Slurs
E-mails provided to The Federalist also reveal that police were called the previous week after racial slurs were hurled at a white student in the same dorm

INSIDE JOB: Mizzou’s New Interim President Made “Race-Relations” Video With Activist Leader
Mike Middleton, the man just named as the interim president of the University of Missouri, worked as a political activist with the protestors who forced out his predecessor.

A Plague of Racial Hoaxes on Campus
The two well-publicized incidents of racism on the University of Missouri campus, consisting of offensive slurs directed at African-American students, have not been independently confirmed. That does not indicate that these events never happened, and to suggest that they did not unduly maligns the characters of those leveling these accusations. Even after the investigations into these incidents are complete, we might never know the truth about them. It is that ambiguity that makes the school’s excessive reaction to these charges so disturbing.

Vox Media Bans Staff From “Mansplaining”
Left-wing online media giant Vox Media has just announced its new code of conduct, which includes “strong discouragement” against “microaggressions”, described by Vox as “subtle put-downs which may be unconsciously delivered.”

Tolerance ain’t what it used to be, folks
No kidding. Merriam-Webster defines tolerance thusly: “willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own.” For many years, that was the definition used by progressives in their demands — a live-and-let-live environment, one in which people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures could live together and hold honest and open discussions about differences.

Thinking Chromosomes Indicate Biological Sex Declared “Inaccurate” and “Cissexist”
Chromosomes are so transphobic.

UCLA’s protest against “oppression” offered echoes of a race war
I watched Thursday afternoon as scores of my peers exited classrooms at UCLA to take part in a “walk-out” in support of black students and others across the nation protesting their “racist, oppressive” universities.

Mizzou Misérable: Here’s What These Fascist Student Protesters Are Actually Demanding
They came wearing Uggs.

Supreme Court Will Rule on Texas Abortion Clinic Restrictions
Just in

A Monkey, PETA, and a Primatologist Walk into a Federal Court
Not a punchline, this is real life

NextYale Demands for the Administration
Demands: 1) An ethnic studies distributional requirement for all Yale undergraduates and the immediate promotion of the Ethnicity, Race & Migration program to departmental status

“Stand with Mizzou” demonstrations spread to campuses across the country
Campus Reform has created an interactive map to sort out all the schools participating in “Stand with Mizzou” protests.

The Latest California School System Craze: Retroactive Deeming
It’s not as awesome as it sounds.

UC Irvine students join nationwide protest on tuition, Missouri racism
In simultaneous protests, UC Irvine students demonstrated for free tuition and in solidarity with anti-racism protestors at the University of Missouri – joining hundreds of thousands of students nationwide doing the same thing Thursday.

Non-U.S. Citizen Indicted For Voter Fraud In North Texas
The Office of Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney Sharen Wilson is working with the Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to prosecute a case of repeated voter fraud against the State.

#MillionStudentMarch: Marxist 1%’er Keely Mullen lied to Neil Cavuto
But Mullen’s dad purchased a home for “little more than $1 million” in 2005 and Keely also attended the pricey Francis W. Parker High School.

Strange “Hybrid Star” Discovered After 40-Year Search
For astronomers, it’s the equivalent of buried treasure in space: a strange hybrid star — actually, one star packed inside the shell of another, larger star.

Kip Thorne Discusses First Discovery of Thorne-Zytkow Object
In 1975, Kip Thorne (BS ’62, and the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus) and then-Caltech postdoctoral fellow Anna Zytkow sought the answer to an intriguing question: Would it be possible to have a star that had a neutron star as its core—that is, a hot, dense star composed entirely of neutrons within another more traditional star?

Husband of 9/11 hero sends award back over Caitlyn Jenner
The husband of a cop killed on 9/11 returned his wife’s posthumous Woman of the Year award to Glamour after the magazine gave the same honor last week to Caitlyn Jenner.

Salon Blames Paris Terrorist Attacks on Conservatives, Calls for End to Free Speech
In the very midst of the Paris bloodbath Friday night, Salon Magazine published a shameful piece suggesting that the blame for such horrific terrorist attacks falls on the “incendiary rhetoric” of America’s conservative movement and “right-wing media” for using strong language against progressives.

Neil Cavuto Calmly DISMANTLES “Socially Conscious” Math-Challenged Millennial Demanding Freebies
WOW. This interview with Neil Cavuto questioning a typical “social justice warrior” idiot is just amazing. He asks her real questions and demands real answers and numbers. And she can’t even.

Congress Passes Space Mining Act: There are No Limits to Growth
Congress has just voted to legalise the mining of Asteroids. In doing so, they have opened the way to the next phase of human history – the unlimited expansion of industrial human civilisation throughout the Universe.


Economy & Taxes


Venezuela Liquidating Assets As Economic Crisis Worsens
Venezuela is at a political crossroads, with an all-important parliamentary election set to take place in December. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan economy continues to deteriorate as the state seeks to stave off default and a brewing financial crisis.

Small company uses wrong FONT on its pillow labels. Driven out of business by state
Okay, I’m exaggerating, but only a bit. This costly label “font” mandate was one of several state-imposed regulations that drove this small company under.

Yellen says research needed on unconventional policy tools
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is stressing the need to review the unconventional monetary policies that central banks around the world deployed in response to the 2008 global financial crisis.




Croatia’s conservatives win, helped by tougher stance on migration
Croatia’s conservative opposition won the country’s first election since it joined the European Union in 2013, partial results from Sunday’s election showed, but its narrow victory meant lengthy coalition talks were likely to follow in the next days or weeks.

In Britain, Free Speech Goes Out with a Whimper
Now, even the home of John Stuart Mill has slid backwards into the mire. In Britain each year, as across Europe, tens of thousands of people are investigated by the police for nothing more than being awful in public. And the voters applaud like seals.

Bizarre clog-wearing Hitler cult on rise in rural Germany
BIZARRE clog-wearing neo-Nazi’s are attempting to take over small villages in Germany in a bid to build a Fourth Reich.

Cardinal: Muslims Believe They Will Conquer Europe Through Faith and Babies
Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi is the Patriarch of Antioch. So he is an Eastern Rite Catholic, not a Roman Catholic. But that still makes him a “full” Cardinal of the Catholic Church in all the relevant ways.

Muslim voters in Birmingham “were told by mosque leaders they would go to hell if they didn’t vote Labour”
Lib Dem candidate took rival to election court after council result in May

Cambridge Conference: “Paedophilia is Natural and Normal for Males”
An academic conference at the University of Cambridge last July was told that paedophilic interest is “natural and normal for males”, and that “at least a sizeable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children… Normal males are aroused by children.”

EU flag burned as tens of thousands join Warsaw nationalist demo
Organisers said that up to 50,000 were on the march which marked the anniversary of Poland’s independence after the Second World War

Slovenia putting up fence along border with Croatia to control migrant flow
Slovenia began erecting a razor wire fence along parts of its border with Croatia on Wednesday, saying it wanted better control over a tide of migrants flowing through the tiny country en route to other areas of Europe.

Controversial Proposal: young people are forced to work for refugees
The CDU MP Eckhardt Rehberg has called for a compulsory service for German youth because of the rising numbers of asylum. “We need the duty. Otherwise we will not cope with the influx of refugees and their integration “.

Germany runs out of pepper spray as residents brace for immigrant crime wave
I wonder if Hillary Clinton is still sticking by her call, made in September, to admit tens of thousands of Syrian “refugees” into the United States with all due haste. Her former boss, Barack Obama, has still been holding to some slightly more modest numbers in the range of ten thousand. Neither of those plans may even come close to appeasing some elements of their base, such as one writer at The Atlantic who tosses all those pesky numbers out the window and proclaims that we should just take in all of them. Yes… all of them.

Mexico: Deportation of Central American Migrants Up 70%
In response to massive migration of Central Americans through Mexico en route to the U.S., Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto unveiled the Southern Border Program. The aim was ostensibly to protect the human rights of migrants, often subject to extortion by immigration officials and organized crime, and promote regional development and security. Critics say little has changed and that deportations of Central American migrants are up 70% in the past year.

Hungary’s Orban suspects left-wing plot in migrant crisis
The tide of migrants coming to Europe from the Middle East and Africa may be part of a left-wing plot to pack the continent with sympathetic voters, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has told a Swiss magazine.

Nurse Fired for Refusing to Participate in Abortions
A nurse in southern Sweden has been fired for refusing to participate in an abortion and she is now claiming religious discrimination as a result.




Where is Sam Hayakawa When We Need Him?
With the madness at Yale spreading this week also to the University of Missouri (I’ll comment on that in a separate post), thoughts turned back to the late, great Sam Hayakawa—anyone remember him?—who stood up to the campus left at San Francisco State University back in 1969.

Yale Halloween “Controversy,” Seen Through a Culturally Marxist Prism
Courtesy of the New York Times, of course.

Seven Lessons from the University of Missouri Debacle
With the President of the University of Missouri stepping down from his position for the grave sin of being a white person, the left’s internal purge continues.

“Systemic Racism,” Anarchy and Incipient Totalitarianism at University of Missouri
A frenzied student mob is now running the University of Missouri, having forced the abdication of university system president Tim Wolfe, while chancellor Bowen Loftin will “transition” to another job, the university board announced

Missouri’s Lesson: the Campus Wars Are about Power, Not Justice
Earlier this morning, Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri system, abruptly resigned. Why? The popular narrative is that his “inadequate” response to a series of racist incidents on campus triggered a massive student backlash, including an unprecedented “strike” by the university’s football team, and he finally caved to the pressure.

Campus Brownshirts and the Shame of the Universities
Paul gets Power Line’s coverage of the appalling spectacle of the University of Missouri off to a good start, but there’s a lot more to be said about this shameful episode.

Morals and Moralizing at Yale
It’s a relief to see the intelligence of a lot of the commentary that this Yale and University of Missouri ugliness has generated across the spectrum. Rich has a characteristically trenchant treatment. Over at The Atlantic, by contrast, Connor Friedsorf has this nicely reported piece, in the kill-them-with-kindness category.

Stop Paying for College
I have a proposal: Let’s turn the whole damn campus into a “space of healing.”

Yale students have exercised their right to be treated like children
Shrieking girl. There it is. I’ve been trying to think of a less gendered, less belittling phrase for the subject of a video that went viral this weekend, a black female student at my alma mater, Yale University, letting rip her frustrations at a mobbed college master. But shrieking she is, and not like an adult. “It is not about creating an intellectual space! It is not! Do you understand that? It’s about creating a home here!” (that’s one of the less expletive-laden sections).

Can We Talk About “Privilege” for A Moment? Real Privilege, Not That Made-Up “White” Kind
It seems that “shrieking girl” from Yale has been revealed to be one Jerelyn Luther. She is more privileged than you and I, put-together, in all of our guilty whiteness.

Rubio, Cruz have strong performances
Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) seized leading roles in the Republican presidential debate Tuesday night in Milwaukee, an event that was more substantive than the three previous GOP clashes this cycle but that also offered fewer fireworks.

The migrant crisis is a mere gust of the hurricane that will soon engulf Europe
Huge population growth in Africa and Asia makes it imperative the EU manages its borders – and promote stability abroad

I Am So Done With The Trans Outrage Brigade: Why I’m Supporting “Drop The T”
Someone has to say this, and it may as well be me. It’s time to eject transgender people–specifically, the screeching, bullying, authoritarian trans rights lobby–out of the gay club, at least until they learn how to behave properly to the rest of us.

The Yale-Missouri Virus Is Spreading
Get ready for the next front in the campus social justice wars, this time at Claremont McKenna College. Here’s the complete text of an email being sent to the entire campus—sorry for the length, but the whole thing deserves to be seen more widely.

The Fraudulence of the Campus Left
As a lot of people have suggested, no one at Yale can rightly claim to be “systemically oppressed” or subjected to the assaults of “privilege” by others. The notion is laughable on its face. And then there is the University of Missouri graduate student hunger striker. I tweeted this morning that the headline could read, “Graduate Student Goes on Hunger Strike: Ramen Noodle Sales Plummet.”

Our Dumb National Suicide Pact
Two stories this week have served to neatly indicate how we are absolutely determined to destroy ourselves as a country. The first, of course, is the absurd unraveling of the University of Missouri at the hands of some transparent grievance mongering charlatans. One of the alleged grievances – indeed, the central grievance repeated without skepticism by our dumb media – was that someone allegedly drew a swastika in human feces on a campus dorm wall.

We Remember the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of this year in the twenty-first century, we pause to honor our veterans on this Veterans Day and remember that first of the great world wars, which ended the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.

After Yale & Mizzou, raise the voting age – to 25
How can students too spoiled to tolerate debate weigh opposing political arguments? They can’t.

The “Yale snowflakes”:
These little tyrants are the bastard offspring of older radicals.

Amanda Marcotte: College Kids Are “Under Assault From Reactionary Forces”
The notorious madcap feminist offers an interesting – and by “interesting,” of course, I mean deranged – defense of the protesting student mob at the University of Missouri

The Missouri Poop Swastika Is the Moment Social Justice Jumped the Shark
No evidence has yet surfaced that a Nazi symbol made of human feces was left on campus at Missouri, less still that it was a racially-charged statement.

Crying Wolfe Exposes Real Problem
Chicago buried nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee on Tuesday. Police allege gang members lured the boy into an alley and executed him in a revenge killing aimed at his father.

What Is “White Privilege”?
The president of the University of Missouri, Tim Wolfe, had to go. He had to go because he benefitted from “white privilege.” That, at least, was the victorious argument of the intellectual heavyweights of Concerned Student 1950, who insisted that Wolfe acknowledge his “white privilege” before leaving office in a handwritten – not typed, dammit! — letter.

Is It Curtains for the First Amendment?
Liberal fascists gunning for our first freedoms.

How A College President Should Respond
The Wall Street Journal yesterday noted this passage from a 2005 interview with the late John Silber, who served as president and later chancellor of Boston University, about how he responded to student protests on campus in the 1970s and 1980s

We Dissent
The student protests that have swept through Claremont McKenna College (CMC) over the past few days—and the ensuing fallout—have made us disappointed in many of those involved.

Silly Student Protesters Have It Wrong: ‘Safe Spaces’ Are Incompatible with a University
Read through any contemporary account of American on-campus silliness, and one word will pop out at you from the pages: “safe.” Up and down the country, the term is en vogue. At Yale, students are worried about the effects that insensitive Halloween costumes might have upon their “security.” At Colorado College, enrollees are concerned that the screening of a pro-gay film will put their “well-being,” their “identity,” and their “safety” at risk, if not inflict “violence” upon their bodies. At Wesleyan, undergraduates were so outraged by an opinion column in their university newspaper that they tried to shut it down on the grounds that its editors had failed to “provide a safe space for the voices of students of color.”

The Cultural Revolution Comes to America’s Campuses
Today’s undergraduates probably know little, if anything, about the cataclysmic movement in China known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. It began in 1966 before all of them (and even a great number of their professors) were born. This massive national crusade, instigated by Chairman Mao Zedong, was intended to create a pure communist man and woman, devoid of the constraints of materialism and personal ambition.

What Do Student Tantrums Mean?
The protests this week that forced the resignation of two top officials at the University of Missouri came on the heels of earlier protests at Yale University that forced an apology from Nicholas Christakis.

Radical Islam and Immigration to France … and the United States
The excerpt explores how France became such an inviting target of the jihad, homing in on immigration and radical Islam’s “voluntary apartheid” strategy to establish assimilation-resistant sharia enclaves.

An Open Letter To All The Fragile College Students In Their Safe Spaces
How are you doing in your cute little safe spaces? Who’s an adorable college student? You are! That’s right! Look how big you’re all getting! You’re all doing really well, too! You’re all so smart and strong!

Snowflake Protesters – Struggling to find a Struggle
Over-compensating for their pampered first-world bourgeois lives.

The original baby fascist revolution is back
And no, they’re not hippies. They smoke pot, but they aren’t hippies.

Does L. Ron Hubbard Get a Royalty for This
Hat tip to The Political Hat

What Does “Limited Government” Actually Mean?
It’s axiomatic (certainly among the august writers of Cut.Jib.Newsletter) that government is too large. Well, for those with functioning higher-order thinking, which excludes our current crop of Democrat presidential candidates (and most of the Republicans too). But ask Americans outside of the Beltway and the Upper West Side, and most will agree, with a bit of prodding, that we are over-regulated, over-taxed, over-controlled…

It is customary on these occasions for the speaker to address himself chiefly to those among you who have just graduated and who will very soon be posted to official Tempterships on Earth. It is a custom I willingly obey. I well remember with what trepidation I awaited my own first appointment. I hope, and believe, that each one of you has the same uneasiness tonight. Your career is before you. Hell expects and demands that it should be — as mine was — one of unbroken success. If it is not, you know what awaits you.

This Is Probably Not The Stupidest Thing You Will Read Today
But it’s close.

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