News of the Week (January 15th, 2017)


News of the Week for January 15th, 2017


Gun Rights


Washington Post Reporter Doubles Down On Fake News About Guns
Instead of just admitting and correcting a simple reporting error about the .22 LR rifle caliber, Washington Post reporter Mike Rosenwald doubled down on his ignorance.


Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”


Harris to Pompeo: Repent, climate heretic
Confirmation hearings often reveal more about the panelists than they do about the nominee, and that’s certainly the case in the exchange that took place between Mike Pompeo and newly installed Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). Donald Trump nominated Pompeo for director of the CIA, a role for which his years as chair of the House Intelligence Committee have prepared him, including an understanding of the role intelligence services play.

In Rush to Regulate, Obama EPA Issues Edict Ahead of Schedule on Efficiency Standards
In predictable Obama administration fashion, the president and his lemmings have made no bones about the fact that they are doing everything they can to tie the hands of the incoming Trump administration and a complimentary Republican-controlled Congress.

Obama’s Science Officer Defies Court, Keeps Private Emails Secret
John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and President Barack Obama’s chief science adviser, is refusing to allow emails from one of his private accounts to be made public, even though a federal court has ordered him to do so.

Todays Disastrous Climate and Energy Policies – What Not to Do
The recent article about the hypocrisy of Justin Trudeau missed the major point that the problem began with another Canadian, Maurice Strong, in the fateful year of 1992.



Government in Healthcare


Children who think they are transgender “could have autism” and are “fixating” on their sex, says expert
Dr Kenneth Zucker said children may be suffering autism, anxiety or depression

US woman killed by superbug resistant to every available antibiotic
A woman in Nevada has been killed by a superbug that proved resistant to every antibiotic available in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.

No, We Do Not Need To Replace Obamacare
It’s amazing how quickly people can become conditioned.

FDA Says Explaining the Main Advantages of E-Cigarettes Would Confuse Consumers
According to federal regulators, companies that talk about reducing health risks by switching from smoking to vaping are breaking the law.

Limited Liability, Unlimited Growth
How tort reform helped ignite the Texas boom.

The Replacement For Obamacare Is Here
Today, healthcare is the primary driver of debt in America, both in households and our governments. All attempts to fix the access problem in the last 50 years have led to higher costs, less transparency, limited choice and bigger government. They have made the original problems worse, while creating new ones.

#ACA_Fail: Laurie Ann’s story
For all of the sob stories about what may happen under Repeal/Replace, there’s the reality of the very real, very human cost of the ObamaTax’s implementation.

ObamaCare in a nutshell
Actually, it’s a license you’re required to buy for the privilege of then paying for your own health care.


War & Terror


Diplomats: Iran to get natural uranium batch
Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say, in a move approved by the outgoing U.S. administration and other governments seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact.

China Sends Aircraft Carrier Into Taiwan Strait
China sent its sole aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday morning, Taiwan officials said, a defiant move that signals China’s growing naval strength and may foreshadow an early foreign policy challenge for President-elect Donald J. Trump when he takes office in nine days.

Iraqi Woman Shoots Dead ISIS Commander Who Forced Her Into Sex Slavery
An Iraqi woman, believed to be from the Yazidi-Kurdish minority, has reportedly shot dead a senior Islamic State commander “Abu Anas,” who is said to have forced her to become a sex slave and gifted her to other men.

US Army Wants Biodegradable Bullets That Sprout Plants
Not only are bullets a physical hazard, but they’re an environmental hazard, too. At US Armytraining facilities around the world, hundreds of thousands of spent shells litter proving grounds. Because there is no efficient way to clean up the shells, they’re left where they fall.

Left-Wing Protest Group Admits Goal Is to “Prevent Peaceful Transfer of Power”
A left-wing group that is planning a massive protest on Inauguration Day openly admitted during a press conference Thursday that their intention is to prevent the peaceful transition of power. The group, #DisruptJ20, held the press conference to proudly announce their plans to obstruct the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20.

Marines study sci-fi to plan for future battlefield needs
The Marine Corps is turning to science fiction and short stories to help forecast future operating concepts in an increasingly complex world.

ISIS releases sick new video showing suicide bombers in WHEELCHAIRS loaded with explosives
A VIDEO which appears to to show Islamic State (ISIS) fighters strapping explosives to disabled suicide bombers as been released by the depraved terror network.

Radical Left Planning Mayhem for Trump Inauguration
“We want to shut down the inauguration”

Senate panel easily approves waiver for Mattis
The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday easily passed a waiver to allow retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as Defense secretary despite only leaving the military in 2013.

Mattis: We need to realize that Putin is trying to break NATO
I ask this semi-seriously: Did Trump choose Mattis for Defense mainly because he liked the idea of a SecDef nicknamed “Mad Dog”? I think Mattis is the best pick he’s made but I can’t figure out why a NATO skeptic would want someone with Mattis’s views at the Pentagon. It’s to Trump’s credit that he’s open to a cabinet member who’ll push back at him on Russia policy, but pushback is one thing and being fundamentally at odds on something as momentous as America’s NATO obligations is another.

Gunman screaming “Allahu Akbar” opens fire in Spanish supermarket
A GUNMAN has opened fire in a Spanish supermarket while shouting “Allahu Akbar”, police have said.




Meet the Conservative Trying to Unseat Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown
Josh Mandel running as an unabashed conservative, Constitution

Queer Activist Arrested for Murder, Friend Insists He Goes By “They”
A radical queer and anti-white activist was arrested for murder, but the newspaper reporting the arrest got the perpetrator’s pronoun wrong. All one of his friends cared about was to make sure the alleged murderer wasn’t referred to as a “he” in articles covering the crime.

Texas State Senator Hopes to Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture
“Sounds pretty compelling, right?”

“Women’s March on Washington” devolves into racial identity politics fight
Identity politics warriors face off.

Dems to rehang painting depicting cops as pigs after GOP rep took it down
Democratic lawmakers plan to rehang a controversial painting on Capitol Hill that angered law enforcement groups with its depiction of police officers as pigs, after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week.

FLASHBACK: Booker: “Honored” to Work With Sessions on Civil Rights
Sen Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced he will oppose the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to Attorney General, based on his civil right record. Booker told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, “[Jeff Sessions] has a posture and a positioning that I think represent a real danger to our country.”

In California, you can’t publish actors’ ages on IMDB anymore
Consider this only the latest in our series on the, er… interesting laws which the fine people of California keep on passing. The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) is currently acting a group of outlaws in the Golden State because their online profiles of thousands of actors generally include the birthdays and ages of the celebrities they feature, along with their credits and all the rest of the data they provide. Why is that a problem? Because it’s illegal now. And no.. I’m not even joking.

The House Considers A Major Package Of Regulatory Reform Measures
The main threat facing our personal liberty in the United States is not a military coup or Congress passing a Super Duper Patriot Act, it is the day-to-day arrogation of power from the Congress to Executive Branch agencies by their so-called “rule making” authority. This ability, naturally discovered while the Supreme Court was cowed by FDR, allows unelected bureaucrats in agencies overseen by the Executive Branch to make “rules” to flesh out what they think are incomplete laws. This is how a law, the Clear Water Act, transforms from a very simple purpose into a hulking, rampaging brute that has decided that backyard mud puddles can be classified as “waters of the United States” and you could very well be fined or go to jail for tampering with it.

The United Church of Christ and the Bullying of a Black College
The Ruling Class – religious division – stomps its feet in temper tantrum.

Brown prof calls red states “laboratories of anti-democracy”
A professor at Brown University recently wrote an op-ed expressing his frustration with America’s federalist system, calling Republican-leaning states “laboratories of anti-democracy.”

UCF hosts “Social Justice Week” to address racism, deportation
The University of Central Florida is kicking off 2017 with an entire week devoted to promoting social justice issues like “racial battle fatigue” and protecting illegal immigrants from deportation.

CR president doxxed, harassed by leftists at UW
Left-wing students at the University of Washington have harassed and released the personal information of the school’s College Republicans president because the club is hosting Milo Yiannopolous for a speech.

Judge sides with student punished by university after it exonerated him of rape claims
Federally mandated double jeopardy led to punishment

The transgender bathroom case arrives at the Supreme Court
Back in October I wrote about the announcement that the Supreme Court would be hearing the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. This is the long awaited “transgender bathroom law” challenge to the Obama administration’s reinterpretation of Title IX law which sought to morph the definition of “sex” to include the SJW concept of gender identity.

Trump conducts his own sting operation to ensnare intelligence briefers – and says he caught them leaking
President-elect Donald Trump described a sting operation he says he conducted after becoming infuriated by a series of leaks about his own classified briefings

Democrats ponder running a celebrity candidate in 2020
Following that bit of unpleasantness at the Golden Globes with Meryl Streep, Jeet Heer at the New Republic has struck on new scheme to help improve the Democrats’ prospects in future presidential elections.

Top Senate Republican vows end to “unchecked” Office for Civil Rights under Trump
“It was this type of overreach that the American people repudiated”

USC female empowerment group takes “women” out of its name — to be more inclusive
The following sentence was actually uttered by a self-described feminist who has pledged to “dismantle oppressive structures of power” …

Ted Cruz blows liberal smears and Al Franken out of the water at Sessions hearing
Sen. Ted Cruz slammed Democrats for partisan politics and attempts to smear Attorney General nominee, Sen. Jeff Sessions, during confirmation hearings.

Black GOP Senator Tim Scott Absolutely Destroys His Racist Left-Wing Critics
Senator Tim Scott, an African-American Republican from South Carolina, is under fire for endorsing the nomination of his Senate colleague Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.

3 Takeaways From Gen. John Kelly’s Homeland Security Confirmation Hearing
On Tuesday, retired Gen. John Kelly, the nominee to be secretary of homeland security, went before the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee for his confirmation hearing. Here are the top three takeaways from that hearing.

4 Big Concerns From Day 2 of Jeff Sessions’ Confirmation Hearings
The first day of confirmation hearings for Sen. Jeff Sessions was comparatively collegial compared to the more contentious speakers who testified Wednesday for and against President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next attorney general.

9 Issues Discussed at Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation Hearing to Be Trump’s Secretary of State
At his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson took harsh questioning from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about his business dealings in Russia during his career as CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp.

Obama scrapping “wet foot, dry foot” policy for Cubans
The Obama administration is ending the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that granted residency to Cubans who arrived in the United States without visas.

Justice, FBI to be investigated over Clinton probes
The Justice Department inspector general on Thursday announced that it will launch an investigation into the FBI’s conduct leading up to the 2016 elections.

Conservative Civil Rights Leader Roy Innis Dead at 82
The only man to put Al Sharpton on his backside on national television.

Human Rights Watch lists Trump as a threat to human rights
Human Rights Watch, the organization that monitors rights in nation’s around the world released its annual report Thursday. A week before he even takes office, the report cites Donald Trump as a threat to human rights in the United States.

YouTube has removed Legal Insurrection’s Channel
Modern Language Association files complaint after we report on audio statements of anti-Israel activists at MLA Annual Meeting

Here’s a Look at the Potential Short List for Trump’s Supreme Court Nominees
President-elect Donald Trump has narrowed his potential Supreme Court picks to only the federal appeals court judges on his broad list of potential nominees, according to CNN.

UBuffalo to host “Capitalism or Crapitalism?” workshop
The State University of New York at Buffalo is set to hold a diversity workshop in March titled “Capitalism or Crapitalism?” that seeks to “explore capitalism as it relates to oppression.”

“Privilege” Is Just Another Word For Family, And We Need More Of It
“Privilege” is just another term for strong family ties. That means we’ll serve more people by expanding privilege rather than by destroying it.

Senators Cruz And Graham Have Presented A Bill To Cut Off Funding To The UN
The United States government pays around $8 billion annually to that den of thieves and terrorists known as the United Nations.

Rosie O’Donnell Wants to Stop Trump Inauguration with Martial Law
Lefty Rosie O’Donnell would like to stop the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump by imposing martial law on America.

Senator Cory Booker had absolutely nothing to contribute to the case against Senator Jeff Sessions’s confirmation as Attorney General except his breach of Senate tradition and the color of his skin. His case against Senator Sessions came wrapped in transparent self-aggrandizement. It proved precisely one thing: the utter shamelessness of Booker’s ambition. Reps. John Lewis and Cedric Richmond made equally vacuous contributions, though in Richmond’s case with a supercilious racial overlay about Lewis being relegated to the back of the bus in the hearing. What a way to trash a legacy.

Judges Reject Orange County’s Claim That Social Workers Didn’t Know Lying In Court Was Wrong
Using taxpayer funds, government officials in Orange County have spent the last 16 years arguing the most absurd legal proposition in the entire nation: How could social workers have known it was wrong to lie, falsify records and hide exculpatory evidence in 2000 so that a judge would forcibly take two young daughters from their mother for six-and-a-half years?

Trump Selects Current VA Official David Shulkin As His VA Secretary
GOP President-elect Donald Trump has selected current Department of Veterans Affairs official David Shulkin to serve as head of the agency.

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura loses appeal to reinstate $1.8million verdict given to him over claims he was defamed in Chris Kyle’s American Sniper book
The Supreme Court turned away his bid for reinstating the verdict Monday

Spying on Our Stellar Neighbors: New Strides Made in Alpha Centauri Planet Hunt
Earth’s lonely sun is an outlier: most of the nearest sun-like stars have a stellar buddy or two in orbit with them. And researchers are getting closer to probing those complicated systems to directly image their planets.

NASA has discovered gigantic ice towers on Pluto, standing 500 metres tall
We thought they only existed on Earth.

Judge clarifies order allowing state treasurer to accept ESA applications
The state treasurer’s office can continue to accept applications for the Education Savings Account program after a judge clarified an injunction order at the attorney general’s request.

A Window Into a Depraved Culture
The Chicago torture video provides a close-up look at gang-centered criminal mayhem.

Obama’s Strange Pattern of Concessions to Cuba’s Communists
There seems to be something about Cuba’s military dictators that really fascinates our 44th president. Cuba was the first item President Barack Obama mentioned when he enumerated his foreign policy “achievements” in his farewell address; and with just a week to go, he has rushed anew to make concessions to the communists in Havana.

The Slants will finally have their day in court
On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the trademark denial case of The Slants, a band which is far more famous for their ostensibly offensive name than any of their hits on the Billboard charts.

“Feminist” Director Joss Whedon Tweets Photo Mocking Nicole Kidman After Trump Comments
It’s funny sometimes, watching celebrities turn on each other over issues. It’s like watching kids in kindergarten fight only the 5-year-olds are more mature. Still, at times it’s just absurd, and “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon’s snipe at actress Nicole Kidman is a low blow.

Racists Anonymous: 12-step cure for disease of “White Privilege”
Progressives can now open “Safety Pin Boxes” while taking a “Complicity Cleanse.”

Peter Thiel considering bid for California governor
The outspoken Silicon Valley billionaire and Trump supporter has been discussing a prospective run with advisers.

Ted Cruz Steals the Show at Jeff Sessions Hearing With a Pummeling for Democrats That Has to Be Seen
On Tuesday, the Senate kicked off confirmation hearings for President-elect Trump’s cabinet appointees.

The Clinton Global Initiative is closing its doors for good
The final 22 employees of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York have been given notice and will receive their walking papers in less than three months.

Trump is Considering Moving the Press Out of the White House
Does anybody get the feeling that President-elect Trump really doesn’t like the press, anymore?

Gay Muslim Furry Romance In The Age of Trump…Wait, What?
The collective conniption the left has sustained since Trump won the election has truly been something to behold. Every political identity group who feels oppressed is absolutely convinced that Trump is going to round them up for re-education, human experimentation or worse.

Trump meets with top labor leader
President-elect Donald Trump met with top labor leader Richard Trumka on Friday.

Maryland school employee FIRED for correcting student’s spelling on Twitter after the boy demanded the district close school “tammarow”
Katie Nash ran Twitter accounts for Frederick County Public School System

Progressives Bully More Entertainers Out of Inauguration
Jennifer Holliday and Andrea Bocelli

Joy Reid Guest Calls Sessions a “Confederate Attorney General”
“Progressives” now taunting people over their name

Marxists Shut Down Campus Speech – Is Trump Inauguration Their Next Target?
A Marxist-Leninist radical group that helped organize a violent protest to shut down a campus speech in California may be planning to make the upcoming inauguration of Donald Trump its next target, investigative journalist Lee Stranahan reports.

Too Pale-Skinned For Comfort
TomJ steers us to another of academia’s identitarian dramas


Economy & Taxes


Ky. governor signs right to work law
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) on Saturday signed controversial legislation that will allow workers to refuse to pay union dues, a victory for Republicans who control the state government for the first time in nearly a century.

The Great California Earthquake of 2018: First State To Default
If only it were just an earthquake. We could then just repair some damaged roadways or condemn a couple dozen buildings, then resume our lives. Maybe the Bay Bridge would need a section reattached. Or the last letter “D” in Hollywood would tip over. We’d send over some lumber reinforcements. No problem. This tragedy, however, has no asphalt-rending fault lines, except the ones in government, where the fault lies.

Kentucky’s Right-to-Work Earthquake Reverberates Across State Lines
Kentucky’s Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, has now officially signed right-to-work legislation–along with other jobs legislation–into law.

GOP expected to take aim at local tax deductions
State and local governments are fighting to avoid becoming big losers in tax reform — and they hope President-elect Donald Trump will be an ally.

That California bullet train is turning out to be a real bargain… not
This is a story which has sadly turned into a very long running joke around here, and while it never gets any funnier, the punchlines keep coming. The vaunted California high-speed rail project, which has been soaking up literally tens of billions of dollars in a state where people don’t seem to understand that trains are a way to get around, has been hit with yet another budget projection. If you were betting that they’re suddenly coming in under cost and ahead of schedule you probably also put a lot of money on the Texans in tonight’s playoff game. Yes, you guessed it… the cost is going up yet again.




University of London students want white philosophers replaced with Asians, Africans
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) student union at the University of London is demanding that philosophers Plato, Descartes, and Kant should be — mostly — supplanted by those from Asia and Africa.

Venezuelans receive 50% minimum wage hike paid in still worthless money
In America, liberals are still pushing the Fight for 15 in terms of the minimum wage. If that fails under the new administration they might want to consider moving to Venezuela, where the Fight for 40,683 per month took no effort at all.

Japan is pulling its diplomats out of South Korea over a statue
International treaties require nations to respect one another’s dignity, and Japan says South Korea isn’t holding up its end of the bargain. The Japanese government this week temporarily withdrew two of its envoys from South Korea after the latter failed to remove a “comfort woman” statue erected by a civic group in Busan.

After One-Child Policy, Outrage at China’s Offer to Remove IUDs
A few months after Lu Qiumei gave birth to her daughter in 2012, local officials visited her home and told her that she was required to be fitted with an intrauterine device.

Running on Fumes: Pandemonium at Mexico’s Gas Pumps
One week into 2017, and Mexico is already descending into chaos.

Angela Merkel Finds A Migrant She Doesn’t Like
We’ve finally found a migrant Angela Merkel’s government doesn’t want to hand out citizenship to!

Chinese humanoid robot turns on the charm in Shanghai
“Jia Jia” can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked, and her creator believes the eerily life-like robot heralds a future of cyborg labour in China.

Morocco stops sale, production of full-face veil
Local media has reported that factories across Morocco were made to stop manufacturing burqas, while shops have been told to liquidate inventories. The Interior Ministry cited security concerns as grounds for the move.

Robot kill switches & legal status: MEPs endorse AI proposal
A European Parliament committee has voted in favor of a draft report that proposes granting legal status to robots, categorizing them as “electronic persons”.

German court calls synagogue torching an act to “criticize Israel”
A regional court in Germany has decided that a brutal attempt to set fire to a local synagogue in 2014 was an act meant to express criticism against Israel’s conduct in its ongoing conflict with Gaza

Brave schoolgirl, 13, dupes pervert immigrant and lays trap for police to arrest him
A brave schoolgirl managed to escape the clutches of a refugee sex attacker by pledging that she would meet him the following day of her own free will.

Here’s your chance to register as a certified non-racist
Group wants Saultites to make a personal commitment to understand, stand against, and act to eliminate racism and discrimination

Are Conditions Ripening for Iraqi Kurdish State?
The failure of Iraq, breakdown of Syria, and changes in Turkey have created opportunities for Kurds in all three countries. They are not quite the regional kingmakers that some Kurds have boasted they might become, but Kurdish political and military power is now a growing factor in Middle East geopolitics.

Berlin: Details emerge about 2017 New Year’s Eve migrant gang sexual assaults
Berlin Police details 23 cases of sexual assault by Iranian and Pakistani assailants

Koran Verse Denying Jesus Was Son Of God Sung in Scottish Cathedral
The Anglican Church was co-opted by the left decades ago and now the islamists have gained a toe-hold. This incident is nothing short of blasphemy and should be immediately repudiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the The Queen.

SJWs invade Toronto bars with “anti-male propaganda” drink coasters
A man walks into a bar, sits down for a drink, and gets blitzed by radical feminist propaganda written on drink coasters. It may sound like the start of a joke but it’s a reality at some Hogtown establishments.

Could This Be Guam’s Year?
The Miss Universe pageant is coming around again; the finale will take place in Manila on January 29. Somewhat weirdly, they are calling it “Miss Universe 2016,” even though it is actually Miss Universe 2017. You may remember last year’s pageant, when the announcer mistakenly announced Miss Dominican Republic as the winner, only to have to retract after the crown had been placed on her head, and award the title to Miss Philippines.

Explorers find disease-cursed City of the Monkey God and nearly lose their faces to flesh-eating parasite
Legend has it that the locals fled Honduras’ City of the Monkey God in the 16th century fearing that it had been cursed with disease.




Feminists: Man Clubs Are Sexist, But Woman Clubs Are Awesome Sauce
“No Boys Allowed: The New Rule of Co-Working Spaces,” declared the title of a fawning BloombergBusinessweek profile on January 4.

Now That He’s Elected President, Trump Needs To Delete His Twitter Account
Effective as Twitter has been for Donald Trump, the expectations of a president are different from those of a candidate.

On the “absurd” notion of a Hollywood liberal agenda
After the spate of left coast celebrities and pop culture entertainers who were making videos trying to overturn the Electoral College, campaigning for Hillary Clinton and boycotting the inauguration, there was at least one bright side to the aftermath of the 2016 election for conservatives.

Meryl Streep’s Speech Was An Unfunny Joke But Her Fawning Over The Press Is Hilarious
There is no need to go into all of what Meryl Streep said last night. There’s no reason to be outraged about it either. Streep can talk all she wants about the small town in New Jersey where she lived (Summit, NJ is not some middle-class enclave – it’s upper middle class without a doubt) but the fact is, she lives in California, far away from the rest of the dregs of society. She sold her home several years ago to Alex Rodriguez for nearly $5 million. If that is not living in a bubble, I don’t know what is.

Liberal CEO Tweets to Middle America: Stop being a Sh*thole full of Stupid People
Liberals are the worst. They make me happy that Donald Trump won. They also make it clearer every day why he did. This little rant written by Melinda Byerley got the attention of conservative twitter on Saturday night. Byerley. CEO of a marketing and advertising consulting firm, in San Francisco, offered some free advice to “middle America”.

Meryl Streep Confirms, Hollywood Hates America
If foreigners kicked out, “you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial art”

Democrat @MJB_SF Hates White Men, Denounces “Stupid People” in Midwest
The Midwest is a “s–thole” full of “stupid people,” a place where “no educated person wants to live,” according to Melinda Byerley, a Democrat who lives in San Francisco.

A Complete Guide to the 636 Scandals of the Obama Administration
“We have not had the kinds of scandals that have plagued other administrations”

With One Tweet, A Novelist Defending Hollywood Reveals How The Left Doesn’t Get Middle America
It’s hard to imagine a time when there was a more gaping cultural chasm in the United States than there is now. It’s easy to write off Donald Trump’s win as one that was ushered in thanks to racists and anti-Semites, but the last time I checked Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Iowa aren’t hotbeds of neo-nazism. They are states Barack Obama won in 2008 and 2012.

Why America hates Hollywood, or should
John has already written about the Trump hate-fest at the Golden Globe awards last night. I want to focus on Meryl Streep’s attack on the president-elect.

Farewell, Radical-in-Chief
Obama says goodbye to a nation he despises.

Vaccinations, and Anti-Vaxxers, As Explained by a Comic Strip
As reported by streiff in this post that you need to read, Donald Trump may have reached out to an anti-vax nutter to for a commission on vaccines. This is either a gross appeal to the paranoid in his base, or an example of his own point of view. Either is bad.

Race Divides #WomensMarch as Black Feminists Tell White Women to Shut Up
The Women’s March on Washington (@WomensMarch on Twitter) is scheduled for Jan. 21 – the day after President Trump’s inauguration – but the planning has been marred by internal strife

The Dangerous Rise of “The New Civics”
The following are excerpts from a report released January 10 by the National Association of Scholars (NAS) on MAKING CITIZENS: HOW AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES TEACH CIVICS. The full report includes case studies at the University of Colorado (Boulder), Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado and the University of Wyoming.

Gramscian damage
Americans have never really understood ideological warfare. Our gut-level assumption is that everybody in the world really wants the same comfortable material success we have. We use “extremist” as a negative epithet. Even the few fanatics and revolutionary idealists we have, whatever their political flavor, expect everybody else to behave like a bourgeois.

Deconstructing Roe v. Wade
One of the few benefits of deconstruction is that it takes down overwrought orthodoxy. Roe v. Wade has achieved a divine status, like a textual god. But it’s possible to expose its feet of clay.

The Left’s Siren Song of Coerced Equality
This agenda was always a bad idea for both macro and micro reasons, and has become a very bad idea because of demographic changes.

Oikophobia on the rise after Trump win
Irrational fear of fellow countrymen is spreading among America’s ruling class.

“These Discourses of Heterosexuality Which Particularly Oppress All of Us”
When did feminism become completely insane? Some of us would argue that modern feminism was always crazy from its inception in the late 1960s as the so-called Women’s Liberation movement. However, it took decades for enough of these hate-filled anti-male lunatics to secure faculty tenure and compile their ideas into a body of theory which, promulgated as a cult ideology in university Women’s Studies programs, could substantially influence culture, law and politics.

Trump should target Los Angeles first for “Sanctuary City” fight!
LA LA Land is in no fiscal condition to wage “lawfare” on Trump’s immigration policies.

Crazy Woman Who Caused #GamerGate Announces She’s No Longer Female
Everybody with two eyes and a brain could see Zoe Quinn was crazy.

Why the Blame Game Doesn’t Work
Dalrock had an excellent discussion of a “reflexive tendency to denigrate men” as responsible for the decline of marriage, an attitude he says “comes not from a sincere fear of a shortage of good men, but from a sense of extreme and everlasting abundance.” In other words, we have a natural tendency to believe that the future will be more or less contiguous with the past.

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