News of the Week for November 22nd, 2015
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- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
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India blocks visits by U.S. officials despite warmer ties
Despite a much-heralded fresh start in U.S.-India ties under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a diplomatic source said on Friday the United States has run into problems arranging visits by two senior officials, recalling a diplomatic spat that soured relations two years ago.
Last Best Chance to Stop AFFH
One good chance remains to stop President Obama’s stunningly ambitious drive to change the way Americans live—his Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation (AFFH). A truly radical initiative—no less ambitious in scope than Obamacare—AFFH is designed to re-engineer nearly every American neighborhood, imposing quotas by race, ethnicity, and English proficiency, densifying housing, transportation, and business development in suburb and city alike, and thoroughly undermining the political and economic independence of local governments. AFFH spells the beginning of the end of local government in America. It is Obama’s quietest yet most cherished goal. AFFH can be stopped, however, and it may be stymied in the coming days.
How Disastrous Was Obama’s Press Conference In Antalya, Turkey?
Worse than you can possibly believe.
Anti-Gun Newsom Spends Taxpayer Millions on Armed Guards
California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D) wants to lead a fight against gun ownership–yet has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to surround himself with armed security.
Canada’s new, liberal Prime Minister immediately moves to cripple their energy industry
Well, that didn’t take long at all. When Canadians went to the polls and kicked out the nasty conservatives in favor of an all liberal, all the time government, we were pretty sure there were some big changes coming. Among them were, no doubt, plans to fight carbon and save the planet, which is as hot of a topic among Canadian liberals as it is in the lower 48. That expectation was met quite rapidly with Justin Trudeau’s announcement that he was getting ready to ban… (wait for it) … oil tankers off the west coast.
Whistleblowers Claim NOAA Rushed Contentious “Pause” Buster Study Despite Reservations
House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) opened another front in his war with federal climate researchers on Wednesday, saying a groundbreaking global warming study was “rushed to publication” over the objections of numerous scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
One of the longest running climate prediction blunders has disappeared from the Internet
Readers of WUWT and millions of climate skeptics have read this article before, and in fact it is likely one of the most cited articles ever that illustrates the chutzpah and sheer hubris on display from a climate scientist who was so certain he could predict the future with certainty. Dr. David Viner of the Climatic Research Unit who famously said:
Watch the UK Supreme Court wriggle, then help it come clean
Britain’s highest court apologizes for breaking the law but dodges questions about its widely-broadcast September 2015 climate-change propaganda event urging national and international courts to “scotch” the “claims” of skeptical climate scientists and researchers.
Is NOAA About to Crack? “Pausebuster” study under intense scrutiny
According to House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), who is leading a Congressional investigation into the infamous Karl et al 2015 “Pausebuster” study, NOAA whistleblowers have come forward, with information which cast doubt on the scientific integrity of NOAA’s global temperature reconstructions.
Congress targets Obama’s “Green Climate” funding
Political courage infects both House and Senate.
“Massively Altered” …German Professor Examines NASA GISS Temperature Datasets
Veteran journalist Günter Ederer* writes a piece reporting that massive alterations have been found in the NASA GISS temperature data series, citing a comprehensive analysis conducted by a leading German scientist. These results are now available to the public.
Sind die Klimadaten manipuliert?
Professor Dr. Friedrich Karl Ewert hat in 36 Ländern beim Bau von 83 Talsperren beraten. Auf die Untersuchung der Felsdurchlässigkeit und die Methoden ihrer Abdichtung hat sich der Geologe spezialisiert. Genaue Messungen, präzise statistische Erhebungen waren nötig, um spätere Mängel oder gar eine Katastrophe ausschließen zu können.
More Mind-Blowing Fraud From The Obama Administration
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We are already seeing its effects with rising seas, catastrophic wildfires and water shortages.
Government in Healthcare
Obama Desperate to Prop Up ObamaCare by Bailing Out Insurers
As ObamaCare flounders, “risk corridors” again take center stage
Paris Merely A “Test,” Says US Counter-Terrorism Expert
A former FBI counter terrorism expert claims the bloody Nov. 13 Paris attack wasn’t a full-fledged assault, but a cold-blooded ISIS “test” to assess its ability to launch small, randomized attacks in a major Western city.
End of ISIS? Putin “sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to WIPE OUT evil Islamic State”
VLADIMIR Putin is preparing to send 150,000 troops to Syria in a bid to wipe out the evil Islamic State once and for all as he hints at joining the West following the Paris attacks.
John Kerry Says Paris Is A Tragedy But Those Charlie Hebdo B**ches Had It Coming
Je suis not those Charlie Islamophoes
French Police Kill Two, Arrest Seven Suspects in Saint Denis
In a pre-dawn raid reportedly aimed at the mastermind of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, at least two suspects were killed and five arrested in the suburb of Saint Denis.
Honduras Detains US Bound Syrian Refugees Carrying “Stolen Greek Passports”
Honduran officials on Tuesday detained a group of Syrian refugees planning on entering the United States.
CONFIRMED: 8 Syrians Caught at Texas Border in Laredo
Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector. The reports have caused a stir among the sector’s Border Patrol agents.
Mali, US, French forces react after extremists hit hotel
Islamic extremists armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital Friday morning, killing at least three people and taking numerous hostages, authorities said.
USS Truman first carrier to install Afloat Fab Lab
The U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Truman became the first carrier to install a miniature Fabrication Laboratory.
Australian Army chaplains to remove “conquer” from 102-year-old motto because it is offensive to Muslims
THE Australian Army is removing the motto “In this sign conquer” from the 102-year-old hat badges of army chaplains because it is offensive to Muslims.
The ISIS bombs hidden inside dolls and toys to kill CHILDREN: Iraqi military reveal IEDs placed in toys by Islamists
Iraqi security forces defused and destroyed 18 doll-bombs in Baghdad
Russian Bombers Making A Point
We’ve posted recently about the Russian’s using their Tu-160 Blackjack bombers to attack targets in Syria. Now comes this bit
81% Of Al Jazeera Arabic Poll Respondents Support Islamic State
In a recent survey conducted by AlJazeera.net, the website for the Al Jazeera Arabic television channel, respondents overwhelmingly support the Islamic State terrorist group, with 81% voting “YES” on whether they approved of ISIS’s conquests in the region.
Burnsville DFLer abruptly quits state House race after tweeting “ISIS isn’t necessarily evil”
A Burnsville DFLer’s campaign for the state House abruptly ended Sunday morning within hours of him posting on social media that ISIS “isn’t necessarily evil” and is “made up of people doing what they think is best for their community.”
The College Protest Clown Car Is Careening Out of Control
Well, it looks like elite higher education is a racist hellhole after all. Reports are emerging from Dartmouth that a large group of students invaded a campus library, assaulted students of different races, shouted racial insults at students while they tried to study, and engaged in a sustained, racialized effort to disrupt the learning environment. Inexcusable. Look for the administration to crack down with all the righteous fury of a social justice warrior scorned.
More on Dartmouth
Some Advice for University Presidents My friend Hans Bader also notes that what happened at Dartmouth was not just a disruption but a racist disruption, and that black-on-white racial harassment has been recognized by the courts as a violation of the law, just as white-on-black racial harassment is. (For those who would like to look that up, he cites Bowen v. Missouri Dept. of Social Services, 311 F.3d 878 (Eighth Cir. 2002), and Huckabay v. Moore, 142 F.3d 233 (Fifth Cir. 1998).) So where are the education reporters, to say nothing of the Obama administration officials, who profess to be so concerned about campus racism?
Special snowflake syndrome spreads to University of Kansas and beyond
Is anyone really surprised? In what is quickly beginning to look like a bad case of copycat hysteria, yet another American campus of higher learning has produced an uprising. It’s taken root among students who find certain people to be insufficiently enthusiastic about their agenda and they are calling for the removal of people from their positions and staging hunger strikes. This time it’s at the University of Kansas and the targets aren’t the school administration, but the elected student council.
How Reformers Want to Make It Harder for Law Enforcement to Keep Cash, Property They’ve Seized
In state capitals and courtrooms across the nation, lawmakers and lawyers are challenging a tool used by law enforcement to take property and cash from Americans who, in many cases, have not committed a crime.
Stray Dog Pulls Newborn from Garbage Dump
A stray female dog from Campinas, Brazil, is being called an “angel sent from the heavens” after the homeless pet saved the life of a newborn baby boy.
#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Disrupt Students in Library: “F*ck You, You Filthy White F*cks!”
Protesters at Dartmouth University disrupted students studying in the library, reportedly directing profanity towards white students and physically pushing others.
College Campus Cop Tells the Truth About “Rape Culture” and Gets Fired
Saying Things No One Is Allowed to Say in 2015
Sandoval calls for halt to Syrian refugees in Nevada
Gov. Brian Sandoval joined at least 23 other Republican governors in opposing Syrian refugee resettlement in their states.
Adam Laxalt Takes on Obama. Sandoval Objects.
Adam Laxalt is challenging the federal government. This time it is related to federal sage grouse land use restrictions.
Federal Law: Office of Refugee Resettlement Must Consult With States
Go figure. The Refugee Act of 1980 says that the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement is supposed to work in cooperation with state and local governments in resettling refugees. There’s been a lot of talk this morning that state governments don’t have the authority to reject refugees from their jurisdiction. But as the law is written, it appears that the feds are supposed to be meeting with and addressing state and local concerns — not dismissing them as xenophobic or “feeding our dark impulses” as the president said yesterday.
State of Maine Sues to Muzzle Pro-Life Preacher
Attorney general argues that the noise of abortion protester on sidewalk interferes with medical care inside.
Oil Scandal: Whistleblower Ignites GOP Calls to Investigate Jerry Brown
Republican leaders in California are stepping up calls for an investigation into Governor Jerry Brown’s potential misuse of state resources following the emergence of a whistleblower from within the state Department of Conservation.
CA Water Conservation Rules May Be Permanent
California has adapted well to mandatory water conservation rules ordered into effect earlier this year by Gov. Jerry Brown–and water officials now say that some of those rules may be implemented permanently.
Black Purdue Students Demand Free Speech be “Revised”
Hundreds of African American students and faculty members rallied against perceived racism at Purdue University this past weekend, holding signs and chanting things such as “Hey, hey, ho, ho, racism has got to go” and “Hell no, we won’t go.”
Students rally with list of demands for Purdue
Several hundred students and faculty members were present in Friday’s rally to show support for the University of Missouri and to voice their own concerns of racism at Purdue.
Dartmouth’s disgrace, Hanlon edition
My first term at Dartmouth I took a great freshman seminar with Professor Peter Bien on Politics and the Novel. We read A Passage to India, Under Western Eyes, The Secret Agent, Guard of Honor, Freedom or Death, The Trial, and a few others. One of my classmates in the seminar was John Floberg. John went through Dartmouth on Navy ROTC, served his tour of duty, went to medical school, and became a neurologist practicing in the Twin Cities. Our freshman seminar, coincidentally, met in Dartmouth’s Baker Library (as it was then), the scene of last week’s disgrace.
Hawaii Is Holding an Election That Only Allows People of Certain Racial Background to Vote
It’s bad enough having a state hold an election that is racially discriminatory. Now we have a judge willing to allow it to move forward.
No boys allowed: Bainbridge Island teacher imposes ban on popular activity
A Bainbridge Island teacher is giving a lesson that has parents on edge. The lesson plan: Boys can’t play with Legos.
UNLV students to Jessup: Hey Reb! mascot a symbol of racism
UNLV President Len Jessup got ready for an anti-racism student rally Tuesday by vowing he’d attend and issuing a carefully worded news release detailing the university’s accomplishments in diversity.
Missing student, potentially armed, closes down Washington College
With a potentially armed student still missing, Washington College in Chestertown, Md., officially closed its doors Nov. 18 through Thanksgiving break.
Georgia College Student Criticizes Black Lives Matter, Becomes Victim Of Witch Hunt
One young student at Georgia Southern University (GSU) is learning the consequences for publicly criticizing the racially-charged protests at the University of Missouri after being fired from her job and having a number of her fellow classmates demand her expulsion.
Is the AG chilling charitable giving?
Legal case questions confidentiality of donor data provided to AG’s office
Kentucky Newspaper Cartoonist Joel Pett Thinks Governor-elect Matt Bevin’s Children Look Like Terrorists
I’m sure members of the Circle of Jerks will look on this and give it a complete pass. They will not see the media bias. But even Democrats in Kentucky are expressing outrage at the Lexington Herald-Leader’s decision to run an editorial cartoon comparing Matt Bevin’s children to terrorists. The cartoonist, Joel Pett, was reacting to Matt Bevin’s call to curtail the influx of Syrian refugees. Bevin has multiple children adopted from overseas and regularly conducts Christian mission trips to Africa.
Planned Parenthood: A Taxpayer-Funded Democrat Party Campaign Organization
This subverts the legitimacy of government
ABC’s “Scandal” Sets Main Character’s Abortion to “Silent Night”
ABC’s Scandal just crossed a sickening line in the episode “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” The entire hour was an advertisement for Planned Parenthood, but the absolute worst scene was a montage set to the Christmas hymn “Silent Night,” a song that celebrates the birth of Christ, while main character Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has an abortion, killing her and the president’s baby.
Jarrett: Obama Not “Lame Duck,” “Really Big Things” Coming
White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett said criminal justice reform that reduces the prison population would make America safer.
Democrats Start To Show Early Signs of Panic About 2016
Not Flopsweat Time. Yet. But It May Be On The Way.
Utah school apologizes for homework assignment to make propaganda poster for terrorist group
Students in 9th grade at Salem Junior High School were given a homework assignment where they were told to draw a propaganda poster for a terrorist organization.
Public Middle School Students Ordered To Sing ODE TO ISLAM In Social Studies Class
A social studies teacher at a taxpayer-funded middle school in Orange County, Calif. has incensed some local parents by instructing her seventh graders to learn and sing a song all about how great Islam is.
Portland Bans New Gas Stations In Name Of Global Warming
Portland’s city council unanimously approved a resolution Friday effectively preventing any new gas stations from being built.
Watters’ World Asks Questions at the Mizzou Protests
Jesse Watters visited the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri, to interview students about the protests that have engulfed the school in controversy.
Parental Outrage After Autistic Trans 10-Year-Old Disqualified From Boy’s Race
A parent and a school “inclusion” officer have complained to a swimming competition after a ten-year-old girl was disqualified from the boy’s race. They say the child is transgendered, and should be able to compete in whatever race she feels like.
Campus Protesters To Media: Sign This Loyalty Oath, Or Else
Campus protesters at Smith College banned reporters from covering a 12-hour sit-in on Wednesday unless they explicitly agreed to cover the protests favorably.
Columbia Student Claims To Be Traumatized By Reading About White People
A student at Columbia University is urging the school to inject more diversity into its required courses, claiming she suffered severe emotional trauma from reading too many books by and about white people.
California Middle School Makes Kids Sing About Spreading Islam
Parents in Orange County are outraged after seventh-graders were asked to sing a song about spreading Islam in class.
Common Core Making Kids Anxious, Say School Psychologists
New York State school psychologists say the Common Core standards are associated with increased student anxiety, according to a new report released Friday.
Wesleyan activists demand microaggression-reporting system, “mandatory social justice workshops”
Wesleyan University protesters want the school to create an anonymous system for students to report incidents of “bias, including microaggressions, perpetrated by faculty and staff.”
Eyebrows rise in Calif. as Kamala Harris makes changes to staff
Turmoil and lackluster funding in California Attorney General Kamala Harris’s Senate campaign has some Democratic operatives wondering what’s gone wrong.
Woman Insists She’s a Bike, Sits on CTA Bus Rack
You can be anything you want to be, but if you want to be a bike, don’t try to attach yourself to the rack at the front of CTA buses.
Majority of Americans Feel Like “Stranger in Own Country”
A Super PAC tied to Ohio Governor John Kasich is annnouncing a new multi-million dollar effort to torpedo Donald Trump’s campaign for the Republican nomination.
As crime rises in Los Angeles, police, community take action
Eduardo Rebolledo had just gotten into his pickup truck after work, eager to head home to his two children when a gang dispute erupted 30 yards behind him on a Los Angeles street. The 38-year-old ducked right into the path of a bullet that hit him in the head, killing him instantly.
David Vitter somehow manages to lose the Louisiana governor’s office
Democrat John Bel Edwards took a victory lap last night after winning Louisiana’s gubernatorial race by a wide margin. While things had looked pretty good for Republican Senator David Vitter a couple of months ago, in the end it really wasn’t even close.
Black Republican Jasmine Wells Spoke Out Against Mizzou Race Activists – Now She’s Being Harassed
Back in October liberal students at Mizzou defaced a statue of Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson and demanded its removal from campus.
Nevada congressman responds to Obama mockery Nov18 by Thomas Mitchell
Rep. Mark Amodei is not taking Obama’s chiding of those in Congress who are calling for a pause in the rush to bring Syrian refugees to America in stride, but is instead giving as well as he is getting.
40 Percent Of Millennials Want Speech Censored
A new Pew Research Center poll shows that 40 percent of American Millennials (ages 18-34) are likely to support government prevention of public statements offensive to minorities.
Paris attacks put dagger through heart of liberal Europe
Attacks threaten viability of Schengen agreement and the vision of tolerant, multi-cultural society that is “essence” of Europe, analysts warn
‘Refugees Welcome Bonn’ Event Spoilt by Migrants ‘Touching, Harassing, and Molesting’ Women
The ‘Refugees Welcome’ movement in the former West German capital Bonn attempted to hold a welcome-wagon type event in order for the community to mix with the new -mostly Muslim- arrivals last weekend… what could possibly go wrong?
Woman who cried rape after getting cold shoulder in Belfast nightclub is jailed for nine months
A spurned lover whose cry of rape against an innocent man cost police £10,000 has been jailed for nine months.
Spanish Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Netanyahu
A Spanish judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials over the 2010 raid on a Gaza flotilla that was attempting to break an Israeli blockade, the Jerusalem Post reports.
Europe’s anti-immigration and hard-right parties are on the warpath
It seems like everywhere you look in continental Europe, the hard right is gaining ground.
Quarter of men believe they have “man periods”
A quarter of British men believe that they experience a monthly “man period”, according to new research.
Merkel Falters as Anti-Immigration Party becomes 3rd Largest in Germany
Merkel’s mass-immigration policy poised to “fundamentally transform” the demography of Europe forever
Change Coming to Argentina as Populist Policies Run Out of Steam
Four weeks ago, it was widely expected that the next president of Argentina would be the candidate of the ruling party. But in a first-round election that stunned the nation, opposition leader Mauricio Macri stole the momentum, and as voters return to the polls on Sunday the presidency looks like his to lose.
Crimea without power after pylons “blown up”
Crimea has been plunged into darkness after pylons carrying power lines which supply electricity from Ukraine were reportedly blown up on Saturday night.
Fossilized Tropical Forest Found – in Arctic Norway
A tropical forest densely packed with 12-foot-tall trees with flared trunks and curved branches of needle leaves – Dr. Seuss would have felt right at home – covered an area near the equator some 380 million years ago. Scientists spotted the fossilized stumps a long way from this location – in Arctic Norway.
Sweden and Belgium: Silencing and Denial
Sweden’s immigration catastrophe is hardly news, but, writing in the New York Times, Benjamin Teitelbaum underlines how much of the responsibility for it lies with the refusal of “establishment” parties of the left, far left (well, it’s Sweden we’re talking about), center and center-right to accept that dissent could be rooted in anything other than xenophobia, racism and all the rest. That’s something that might be expected from the left, but that this was also the position taken by the Moderaterna (the largest party on the center right) under the leadership of Fredrik Reinfeldt, still—even now—remains startling. The Moderaterna, who led two successive governments between 2006-2014, have quite a bit to be proud of, but about this, not so much. In the end, I suspect that Reinfeldt, an open borders man, pur et dur, will be remembered very poorly indeed.
Black Students Act Like Assholes At University Of Guelph
You’re a racist!
Parasitic worm “increases women’s fertility”
Infection with a species of parasitic worm increases the fertility of women, say scientists.
Disrespect for 1st Amendment doesn’t belong to under-25 set
I stand corrected. At Mizzou, Yale, over-25 administrators and faculty more culpable than immature students.
How Obama is bankrolling a nonstop protest against invented outrage
Barack Obama’s presidency has been pockmarked by rioting, looting and protests. That’s no coincidence. It’s what the former community organizer sought from Day One. And it’s just going to get worse before he leaves office.
This Silly Game Of Political Correctness Is Allowing Radical Islam To Destroy The Western World
Sun Tzu is credited with writing those words 2,500 years ago, but they could have been written as a warning to Western leaders as they refuse to acknowledge what we are fighting against, radical Islam. And allow me to suggest that it is this silly game of political correctness that is allowing the cancer of radical Islam to metastasize and spread terrorism throughout the world.
American Colleges Are Reaping the Progressive Whirlwind
Yale’s president, Peter Salovey, dealt with the Crisis of the Distressing E-mail about Hypothetical Halloween Costumes about as you would expect from someone who has risen to eminence in today’s academia. He seems to be the kind of adult who has helped produce the kind of students who are such delicate snowflakes that they melt at the mere mention of even a potential abrasion of their sensibilities.
Milo Yiannopoulos: I’m a Gay Man and Mass Muslim Immigration Terrifies Me
I’d hate to be thrown off a roof. I mean, imagine if I landed on this face. But that’s the future Europe and even the US are sleepwalking into if we let wacky progressive hand-wringers keep apologising for radical Islam and calling the rest of us racist for expressing our concern at mass immigration from cultures that care nothing for the rights of women and gays.
Take out loans to live on campus or lose out on a collegiate rite of passage?
If I recommended that people take out loans to pay for several years of food and rent expenses that they otherwise couldn’t afford, you’d probably think I was being foolish.
John Oliver, Last Month: Boy, Those Fox Chuckleheads Sure Are Paranoid Ninnies to Think That Terrorists Might Smuggle Themselves Into Europe With the Rufugees!
HBO’s Progressive Televangelist John Oliver delivered a 17 minute sermon to the faithful last month, telling all the true believers that their enemies were sinful and slothful and that the Kingdom of Heaven of the Strange Gods was at hand.
I’m a proud alumnus of Dartmouth College. Apart from my family, I attribute all the good things that have happened to me in my life to my four years on campus and in the classroom there. I remain grateful to the great teachers with whom I had the privilege of studying at Dartmouth. They opened my mind to the great tradition. I identified several by name in “Notes on Dartmouth commencement ’15.”
Dartmouth’s Disgrace (Cont’d)
As another Dartmouth alum, I want to add a few comments to Scott’s post earlier this morning. This video shows some of what happened when Black Lives Matter protesters invaded Baker Library, screaming profanities and insults at students who were trying to study.
San Francisco Values
“Netscape opened at what?!!” Legendary Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia probably didn’t say those words just before dying of a massive heart attack at the Serenity Knolls drug treatment center in Marin County, California, on August 9, 1995.
A Creepy, Coercive Turn For Campus Protests
As campuses erupt with protests and the TV cameras pan the crowds, an informal survey among the IBD editorial board members finds that pretty much every college student we know of is so busy studying that he or she has no time for or interest in protesting, no matter what the cause. To the far left, schooled in Alinskyite coercion, that’s unacceptable.
Karl Marx Calls Mexicans Lazy. Will Social Justice Warriors Demand Noted Racist Karl Marx Be Banned From Study on Campus?
“Is it a misfortune that magnificent California was seized from the lazy Mexicans who did not know what to do with it?”
Alleged Campaign Finance Reform Stifles Free Speech
When my Leftie friends talk about getting the Big Money out of politics, they’re very explicit about whose money they want out: Money going to conservative and libertarian causes. They’re fine with Soros’s and Steyer’s money. Knowing that, I’m reflexively hostile to the campaign finance reform that Leftists demand is a predicate to freeing American politics from “big money.” George Will goes into greater depth than that, explaining that campaign finance reform inherently restricts free speech and serves only to prop up incumbent politicians’ hold on office:
California Government Coming After You No Matter Where You Are
Californians running their own businesses are accustomed to having an invasive government. They are also used to the government taking the side of their employees and being considered guilty until proven innocent on any claim asserted against them. But when your company is outside of California, you certainly do not expect these things to happen to you. That is apparently no longer true.
The Revolt of the Elites
Today’s battle between civilization and barbarism seems to have turned Ortega’s analysis on its head. The threat to civilization at this moment appears to come not from “mass-man” but from the elites who govern without any commitment to civilization itself.
The University Gone Feral
On campus, social norms no longer apply. The university, long exempted from social norms and rules, has gone wild in the 21st century — or rather, regressed to pre-puberty.
Dear Millennials: Living In A Dorm After College Is A Terrible Idea
Adult millennials are lonely. They’re sad. They weren’t raised for a life of solitude. After graduating from college, many are discovering that they miss life in a college dormitory, where social interactions with one another were organized and their actions and words were supervised. There they were surrounded by peers and cared for remotely by helicopter parents who enforced tolerance and inclusion.
Why Won’t Obama Follow the Law And Use A Religious Test For Refugees?
The Syrian refugee crisis has raised a very real concern about the nature of the refugees that will be admitted under Obama’s resettlement plan. While America has historically been open to refugees, it has also drawn the line at admitting people who are inimical with our institutions. For instance, we have banned anarchists and communists from coming to the United States at various times in our past.
Who’s to Blame for PC Culture
Is political correctness on campus a real problem? Tellingly, it is less often defended than it is minimized. In the 1990s, it was sometimes dismissed as a conservative “myth.” In recent months — with students demanding resignations, apologies and various other concessions from their administrators over perceived slights — liberals have bent over backward to insist that PC culture isn’t “the real issue.” When the journalist Jonathan Chait wrote an essay criticizing progressives who want to silence those who disagree with them, he was called “a sad white man” and told that political correctness doesn’t exist.
The Pink Guards on Campus
The idiot children running amok on our college campuses right now aren’t exactly the Red Guards — they’re far too weak and wishy-washy for that. Call them the Pink Guards.
Constitutional right to obtain exculpatory evidence from prosecutors extends to plea-bargain phase
Prosecutors violate a criminal defendant’s due process rights if they withhold potentially exculpatory evidence from the defendant while negotiating a plea bargain.
This Column Is Exactly What ISIS Wants
Because when we argue for the annihilation of terrorists, the terrorists win.
College Op-Ed: The Phrase “Man Cave” Is Offensive
Your room name is hurting people.
Hurt Feelings = Oppression?
In her perpetual hunt for victimhood, Jessica Valenti devotes an entire column to a “perhaps more insidious” form of discrimination, “everyday slights women can’t tangibly attribute to sexism”
Stop Reading About Terrorists and Laugh at these People in Wigs Instead
“You’re not the President! You’re WHITE!”
Is Racism Against Whites As Big A Problem As It Is Against Blacks?
A new poll shows a large number of Americans believe discrimination against whites has become as much of a problem as against blacks and other minorities.
“Rape Culture” as Stalinism: Propaganda Tactics by “Hunting Ground” Makers
Even while the new movie Trumbo engages in a whitewash of a notorious Communist, dishonest Stalin-era Soviet propaganda tactics have been given a new digital-age update by feminists
Your Heterosexual Feminism Is Wrong
Perhaps you didn’t realize that feminists are obligated to be “Allies to Queer Women”
Let’s All Laugh As Liberalism Commits Ritual Suicide On Campus
Please don’t tell the students at University of Missouri and Yale and all the other throbbing pustules of academia to stop their insanity. Instead, encourage and provoke them to turn the turmoil up to 11, a number most of these students can’t count to without taking off their Nikes. No, we want the campuses to echo with the whiny cries of the Children of the Safe Space Revolution.
On “Fragile Masculinity”
Sarah Taylor Gibson is a young Christian college student who also calls herself a feminist, evidently having failed to understand what feminism actually requires.
Is Your Kid a Weirdo?
America is in the grip of a crisis, namely a shortage of normal people. Evidence indicates that the population of kooks and freaks is rapidly increasing, and there are simply not enough sane people to keep the weirdos under control.
Thoughts on Paris
Paris. Coming soon to a location near you. Mumbai, Beslan, and a thousand others, we’ve seen this before, and we’ll see it again.
Prepare to be Assimilated
Yesterday I was surprised when Dave Freer sent me a post that echoed almost exactly what I’ve been thinking. In a late night (for me. He has temporal privilege, living in Australia) conversation last night, I found that we agree in more than one thing, including how nasty things are going to get if we don’t get at least a partial course correction soon.
Hitler Youth Meets The Red Guard: American Universities Stoop To New Lows
In America’s newest fascistic movement we have eery echos of the past…specifically the Hitler Youth movement and the lesser known Red Guards of Mao Tse-Tung’s cultural revolution.
The Mouthing of Bollocks
Via the pages of Everyday Feminism, Rachel Kuo instructs the dull masses on how to avoid “cultural appropriation” while eating.
Male feminist tears over #InternationalMensDay
Male feminist Michael Kimmel has a Guardian column up today (correction: it’s from 2014) addressing International Men’s Day. Let’s take a look at what he has to say.