News of the Week for April 23rd, 2017
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
Alabama Senate Votes to Allow Concealed Carry Without Permit
The Alabama Senate has voted to allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a getting a permit.
Hide the Decline
Proof the New York Times Stealthily Revises its Articles after Publication
NY Times regularly revises its articles after publication. The revisions are substantial, undisclosed, and are nothing like real time updates in developing stories. These are regular articles that undergo dramatic changes that appear as if NY Times editors received a commissar’s call stressing the party line and demanding the article matches it exactly, with the NY Times editors dutifully obliging.
Earth Day Horrors: Killer Cereal, Deaf Fish, and Oysters with Herpes!
Look guys, today is Earth Day, which means one thing: WE ARE DOOMED! Hey, don’t scream at me – this is the consensus of the scientific community. Okay, in actuality, it is the consensus of the media covering the scientific community, but this is serious stuff!
Earth Day 2017: A look back at the fun prediction failures
Improbable history, indeed!
Sea ice off Newfoundland thickest ever yet another polar bear comes ashore
Amid reports that ice conditions between Newfoundland and southern Labrador are the worst in living memory, another polar bear was reported ashore in the area — just after biologist Andrew Derocher explained to the CBC that bears only come on land when sea ice conditions “fail.”
Government in Healthcare
Reported House Obamacare “repeal” compromise looks like a wimpy dog turd
Late last night, Huffington Post broke news of a reported House compromise to “repeal” Obamacare. This morning, CNN is lending credence to the reporting, suggesting it is not “fake news.” That’s unfortunate, because if the details are as reported by HuffPost, the compromise deal frankly looks like a dog turd… a dog turd that does not, in fact, repeal Obamacare, and will entrench the notion that Republicans are a bunch of gutless wonders lacking the balls to do what they actually ran on for multiple electoral cycles in a row.
Marching till one falls off the edge of the earth
March for Science? Isn’t that an oxymoron?
Why You Can’t Meet The Health Professionals Who Object To Transing Kids
Medical, psychological, and academic professionals who dare to speak out against engaging in what is essentially turning children into lab rats can face very real professional consequences.
War & Terror
U.S. Marines Want to Pack 20 Stealth Fighters on One Assault Ship
Amphibious vessels could become light carriers
Weapons: The Case For Caseless
The U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army agree they may have finally found a caseless ammunition design that will work reliably in combat and be much (37 percent) lighter than conventional 5.56mm ammo.
White House Turns Up Heat, but Rejects “Red Lines” for North Korea
Both the Trump administration and North Korea are ratcheting up statements about a potential conflict.
Bad Reviews For Trump’s Korea Policy
Except in, um, Korea.
Anarchist Rioters in Berkeley Anti-Trump Protests Accused of Beating Up Innocent Bystanders
The anarchist leftist group Antifa says it wants to “push back against fascism”—but judging by the street brawl in Berkeley this past weekend it’s more than willing to use fascist tactics against political opponents.
Gunman Kills Two at Russian Intelligence Agency Office
Officials killed the gunman.
NOW WE KNOW. The Iran Nuclear Deal Prohibits US Officials From Criticizing the Deal
One of the most unusual features of the Iran nuclear deal was the existence of extensive side agreements which the administration refused to share with Congress and which remain secret. Oddly enough, some of the side agreement remain secret from the United States.
Sydney schoolgirl, 17, who sent at least $17,000 to ISIS fighters in Syria faces up to 15 years in prison
Sydney teenager faces 15 years jail if sentenced in NSW District Court
It’s Time for the U.S. Air Force to Prepare for Preemption in Space
Without a preemption strategy, the United States is vulnerable
Fresno gunman who randomly killed 3 men screamed “Allahu Akbar,” police say
A gunman who walked through Fresno randomly shooting and killing three men screamed “Allahu Akbar” while being taken into custody, according to authorities.
Anti-Trump energy poses recruiting dilemma for Dems
House Democrats face a recruiting dilemma in 2018 as the liberal backlash to President Trump looks poised to boost progressive candidates in primaries.
It’s political correctness gone Psycho! Remake won’t show the killer cross-dressing in a shower scene in order to avoid “transphobia”
Writers of television remake of Psycho decide serial killer shouldn’t cross-dress
Gorsuch’s First SCOTUS Test Will Be A Religious Liberties Case
Since the announcement of Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court nominee, I’ve seen three camps emerge.
“Organic” Town Hall Protests Organized In Conjunction with Podesta’s Center for American Progress
Nothing says “organic” and “grassroots” like being partnered with MoveOn and CAP
ASU class holds protest instead of final exam
A group of students at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus decided to protest Thursday instead of taking a final exam in their human-rights class, a decision endorsed by their instructor.
VIDEO: Berkeley cops sit in patrol car and watch as Trump supporters attacked
There were numerous reports from those on the scene that Berkeley police largely stayed back as Antifa agitators took pot shots at Donald Trump supporters on Saturday.
Former Facebook Employee Dishes on Silicon Valley Culture
Antonio Garcia Martinez joins the latest episode of the WSJ Media Mix podcast
Gorsuch Breaks New Ground by Asking Numerous Questions During Supreme Court Debut
Yes, Gorsuch will stick to the law and not let his personal beliefs interfere.
The Useless “Diversity” Dump That The Academic Humanities Have Become
I should say that I obviously don’t know that this is how things are at all colleges. Also, personally speaking, I mainly know professors in the social sciences, not the humanities arena. However, the experiences the writer details sound like many I;ve read and heard about.
“Trump’s playbook should be familiar to any student of critical theory and philosophy. It often feels like Trump has stolen our ideas and weaponized them.”
Writes Casey Williams in “Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools?” in The NYT.
Are you a White man? Is it funny when you die?
Democrats in a public, political meeting cheer and laugh at the mention of the increased number of white men committing suicide.
Election Results Gave This Union Millions. Now State Lawmakers Are Looking Into Voter Fraud.
State lawmakers want Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration to explain its apparent faith in a politically connected union despite evidence of fraud since the union won an election to represent thousands of residents who care for disabled relatives in their homes.
Students demand “action” against conservative journalists
The students also blast free speech as “a tool appropriated by hegemonic institutions” that “has given those who seek to perpetuate systems of domination a platform to project their bigotry.”
Most children who identify as transgender are faking it, says “gender clinic” psychiatrist
Boys in tutus are not transgender
Twitter Users Urge Cleveland Shooter to Kill Trump and His Supporters. Does @Support Care?
Steve Stephens, the Cleveland shooter, is the subject of an intense manhunt after he executed Robert Godwin on Facebook Live on Easter Sunday. Instead of showing empathy or any kind of humane reaction, some Twitter users are urging Stephens to shoot President Trump or his supporters. And Twitter’s reaction? Crickets.
Black students condemn “truth” as invention of white people, want conservatives expelled
If you want a window into how progressive students are being taught to think at privileged, sheltered campuses, look no further than an open letter to the outgoing president of Pomona College from three self-identified black students.
Theresa May to seek snap election for 8 June
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.
Berkeley Trump Rally Protest
Undercover as AntiFa
North Korean commandos ready to kidnap Americans, says defector
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has a diabolical plan in case tensions with the U.S. continue to escalate, according to a defector.
Syringe Vending Machines Hit Las Vegas Amid Heroin Crisis
Las Vegas will get the nation’s first vending machine for drug syringes to combat spiking heroin deaths in the state and reduce the transmission of HIV.
Mom films autistic 10-year-old’s arrest at school. Then he spent the night in jail.
A Florida mother filmed the arrest of her 10-year-old son as school resource deputies handcuffed him and took him away.
Voting Machines Were Reported Stolen a Day Before Special Election
Voting machines for Georgia’s sixth district were reported stolen on Monday, just a day before the special congressional election.
U Alaska art exhibition displays Trump’s severed head
The University of Alaska Anchorage is displaying a professor’s painting that depicts Captain America holding the severed head of President Donald Trump.
College argues that preaching the Gospel is “fighting words”
Georgia Gwinnett College tried to dispel a First Amendment lawsuit by claiming that it removed a preacher from campus because his discussion of the Gospels “rose to the level of ‘fighting words.'”
Scott Walker Deals Another Blow to Big Labor in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation that prevents local governments from requiring contractors to hire union labor for publicly-funded construction projects.
Are you ready for … Vatican Ambassador Ken Starr?
At least he’d be prepared to write really juicy diplomatic dispatches back to the State Department. Yes, it’s that Ken Starr, Crux’s John Allen reports, whose name has begun to float in Vatican circles as a top candidate for US Ambassador to the Holy See
Harvard tells students gender can “change from day to day”
The office of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard University has released a new school-sponsored guide telling students to “fight transphobia” and “get the facts about gender diversity.”
Ted Cruz: “You Better Believe” Warren Could Beat Trump in 2020
Sen. Ted Cruz is apparently already a little worried about Republicans keeping the White House in 2020.
The Insane Punishment a School Gave a Teen Over a Water Gun
What is the appropriate punishment for a high school student found on campus in possession of a water gun?
Activists Claim Berkeley “Anti-Fascist” Attacker Is College Instructor Eric Clanton
During the Saturday confrontation between Trump supporters and so-called “anti-fascist” protesters in Berkeley, California, a young man was assaulted by a masked protester who slammed him in the head with a bicycle padlock, drawing blood. Analysis of photos and videos taken during the violent protests at Berkeley led 4chan activists to identify the attacker as Eric Michael Clanton, 28, who teaches introductory philosophy classes at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California.
“Communism for Kids” Turns Deadly Ideology Into a Fairy Tale
In order to make the deadliest ideology of the 20th century palatable to young Americans, “Communism for Kids” is coming to a bookstore near you.
College Republicans could get punished for “hateful” display that quotes Ben Shapiro
“The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb”
So the DoJ just sent out letters to “sanctuary” cities and it wasn’t fan mail
Up until now, all of the talk of cutting off federal funding to renegade “sanctuary cities” or states which don’t enforce the law has been mostly that… just talk.
Maddow’s show on massive anti-Maduro protests: “Unrest in Venezuela over Trump donations”
Via Heat Street. I’m gonna guess her defense will be that, yes, the headline “UNREST IN VENEZUELA OVER TRUMP DONATIONS” may have misled viewers about the true cause of this week’s demonstrations
Atlanta schools ban meat from lunches for Earth Day
Atlanta school officials are teaming up with anti-hunting and anti-meat activists to promote a meat-free Earth Day in the city’s schools, which are serving only “plant-based” meals like kale smoothies and baked buffalo cauliflower on Friday.
Major “Furry” Convention Canceled Amid Furor Over Nazis, Violence and a Registered Sex Offender
If you read the lamestream media, you may get the impression that Nazis are everywhere. Even in the once pure and idyllic furry community (people who dress up in plush animal costumes and sometimes have sex in those costumes, although furries will say that is not the point of the fandom) the press is giving credence to a rise of furry Nazidom.
107 cancer papers retracted due to peer review fraud
New papers were found through investigations into previous fraud.
Teacher Allegedly Banned Students From Wearing Crosses
A high school teacher in Tampa, Fla., has allegedly banned at least three students from wearing Christian cross necklaces, according to a letter sent to the superintendent of the school district.
Nevada lawmakers pushing bill to make youth sexual orientation immutable
Lawmakers have a tendency to want to play God. They know best, and, by damn, you’ll behave the way they demand you behave or pay the consequences.
USA Today Gets It Wrong, DHS Did Not Deport DREAMer
USA Today reported Tuesday that an illegal immigrant protected by Barack Obama’s amnesty was deported in February after spending an evening with his girlfriend. However, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman told The Daily Caller that this story is false because Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez did not receive amnesty and was caught climbing over a border fence when he was detained.
First protected “Dreamer” deported under Trump
Federal agents have deported the first “Dreamer” of President Trump’s tenure so far, according to an examination of his administration’s immigration policies.
Nanny Group Sues School Districts Over Bacon, Sausage, Bologna Lunches
Last week, a nanny group that wants to make sure your child eats only food deemed “appropriate” by smart people filed lawsuits against the Poway and Los Angeles unified school districts.
Congressman Walks Off Stage During Oroville Town Hall
The boos and shouts of displeasure started during the introduction of Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) at his town hall meeting in Oroville.
Um… NY Governor Cuomo made nearly $800K on a book that sold 3K copies?
The Governor recently released his tax returns in the usual fashion and an interesting entry showed up. He took in a significant amount of money from his publisher for a book which was released several years ago. And by “significant” I mean it was more than $200K. That memoir must be selling like hot cakes to generate that much in royalties after it’s been on the shelves since 2014. But that’s not the solution to this puzzle because the book only sold a total of barely three thousand copies.
Bose headphones spy on listeners – lawsuit
Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged.
Some Faculty Say Diversity Lowers Academic Quality
Harvey Mudd College has been roiled by a self-study, informally titled the Wabash report, that referred to some anonymous faculty declaring that efforts to promote diversity in the student body had lowered the quality of the school. At first, the school tried to block publication or censor parts of the report, completed in 2015, but leaks began and The Student Life, the school newspaper, ran what it said was the full report on March 24 of this year.
How Ryan’s super PAC stopped an Ossoff upset
The Republican Party avoided a demoralizing upset Tuesday when it forced Democrat Jon Ossoff into a special election runoff to fill a vacant conservative Georgia House district.
Brown University Uses “Gender-Inclusive” “They” for Acceptance Letters
Ivy League school will not use asterisks because it’s not “inclusive” enough
Rep. Jason Chaffetz Will Not Run for Reelection
“I may run again for public office, but not in 2018.”
Professor laments his sleepless life under Trump: “I live in a fragmented, cruel world”
Ronald Pelias, an adjunct instructor of theatre at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, recently published a scholarly article that details nearly a dozen different reasons why he feels miserable to the point of self-described sleepless nights under Trump, and why he holds contempt for Trump voters – even for his students who support the Republican president.
Auburn takes Berkeley to school as police unmask anti-fascists outside Richard Spencer speech
To be honest, we’re less interested in what alt-right leader Richard Spencer said Tuesday night at Auburn University than it what the police patrolling the event were up to, which was especially shocking in the wake of the latest round of rioting in Berkeley.
DNC Unity Tour Hits Speed Bump Over Candidate’s Abortion Record
The Democratic National Committee and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are under fire for supporting a mayoral candidate with a mixed record on abortion, highlighting divisions within the party even as the DNC seeks to mend fences with its high-profile unity tour.
21 Non-Citizens Voted Illegally In Nevada In 2016 Election
Twenty-one non-citizens voted illegally in the 2016 election in Nevada, the state’s secretary of state Barbara Cegavske announced Wednesday.
South Indian frog oozes molecule that inexplicably decimates flu viruses
The compound seems nontoxic, but it would be useful to know how it works.
Economy & Taxes
When Trump gives you protectionism … Canada blocks your milk exports
President Trump has not been shy about expressing his attitude toward foreign trade. Throughout the campaign, as well as after assuming office, he has repeatedly argued that it is better to buy American goods rather than imported ones, and has criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement as a bad deal for Americans. In light of this, it is hard not to feel a sense of irony at the latest news from the dairy sector.
US Falling Behind on Trade, While Japan and EU Thrive
European Union and Japanese leaders recently met in Brussels to further negotiations for a free trade agreement. As the EU and Japan work together to boost their economic, political, and security ties, sentiments in the United States seem to be turning away from free trade in favor of protectionism.
Impasse is problem for Clark County’s largest employee union
With contract negotiations at an impasse, Clark County’s largest employee union is a facing a key deadline and yet another possible blow to its health.
Turkish Referendum Results: One Step Closer to Islamist Dictatorship
The vote gives Recep Tayyip Erdogan more power and removes the prime minister post.
What’s the end game in Venezuela?
Over the weekend we looked at the deteriorating situation in Venezuela where the regime of Nicola Maduro (can we just call it a dictatorship at this point?) is in a running battle with protesters. People are now literally dying the streets fighting against government forces, while others simply die of starvation. There is certainly a sense in the air that something even worse is coming before things get better, assuming they ever do. But where is all of this heading?
Palestinians’ Real Enemies: Arabs
The Arab heads of state and monarchs do not like to be reminded of how badly they treat Palestinians and subject them to discriminatory and apartheid laws.
RIP Turkey, 1921 – 2017
Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t just win his constitutional referendum – he permanently closed a chapter of his country’s modern history.
How Erdogan’s Victory Might Be Europe’s Defeat
Over lunch in Istanbul last week, a friend and I spoke about the upcoming Turkish referendum. “Many European Turks are likely to vote “yes,'” I cautioned my friend, whom I knew was planning to vote “no,” or against the measure to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unlimited powers.
British Left Freaks Out Over Theresa May Calling Quick General Election
“Division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Brexit.”
Venezuelan president to arm nearly half a million “militia” members
On Monday I found myself asking what the end game in Venezuela might look like, with one sad possibility being that the starving citizens might eventually have to rise up and overthrow President Nicolas Maduro by force.
Venezuela seizes General Motors plant as property of the state
This news broke overnight and it undoubtedly comes as a shock to anyone who hasn’t been paying to socialism in general and the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in particular. The government of Venezuela came in and seized control of the General Motors plant in the city of Valencia, taking over the property, assets and accounts. The automotive giant responded by saying that they were immediately halting operations.
South Africa must fall: protesters
April has seen its fair share of anti-Zuma protests and marches‚ but one splinter group is not interested in Jacob Zuma at all – they want South Africa itself to fall and say the president’s power is irrelevant.
Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations
Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.
German Judge Says Turkish Man’s Forced Violent Sex Is “Culturally” Not Rape
A German judge has acquitted a Turkish man of rape, despite the fact that he forced a woman to have sex with him, and left her incapacitated. The judge argued that in “the mentality of the Turkish cultural circle,” what the woman “had experienced as rape” might be considered merely “wild sex.” The judge refused to convict the rapist, because “no intention is demonstrable.”
Labour Reduced to Advertising on Twitter For Candidates
Democrats may sometimes feel like an endangered species, but they haven’t fallen as low as Britain’s Labour Party. Prime Minister Theresa May has called an election, and, with a lot of Labour MPs deciding not to stand for re-election, the party has over 400 vacant slots to fill. Where can Labour find good candidates? On Twitter, they hope.
Socialist Death Squads Rule Venezuela
Venezuela under Chavez and Maduro illustrates the inevitable arc of socialism, from parasitism to gangster rule.
Before and after Sharia Law: A cautionary tale
A video is currently making the rounds on YouTube that might just be the saddest thing I’ve seen in recent memory. It’s also a profound cautionary tale about the dangers of Islamofascism.
Turkey Opposition Party Seeks to Annul Referendum Vote
Republican People’s Party chairman says he doesn’t ‘have any trust’ in the country’s judicial system
Caracas on Knife-Edge as Maduro Protesters Erect Barricades
Venezuelan opposition urges supporters to stay on the streets. Protesters make barriers of refuse; TV channels are silenced
South Koreans to Trump: No, Korea didn’t “used to be a part of China”
In fairness to Trump, he heard that directly from China’s president (or so he says). What was he supposed to do, be skeptical of Chinese nationalist propaganda?
Many Poor Venezuelans Are Too Hungry to Join Antigovernment Protests
President Nicolás Maduro’s support has crumbled in slums, but they are still disconnected from opposition
Why Christians Object To Participating In A Same-Sex Wedding (It Isn’t Bigotry)
Telling Christians, like Barronelle Stutzman, to affirm or participate in same-sex marriages effectively tells them to contradict what they believe to be foundational truths about the world.
The Patriarchy Is Too Powerful For Us To Deny White Men The Vote
To effectively take the vote away from the white males, one must give them special non-voting privileges. Which kind of defeats the purpose. Sorry, ladies.
Remember, @SarahKSilverman Speaks Officially for the Democrat Party
Sarah Silverman is a Democrat. She spoke from the main stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and may therefore be regarded as an official spokeswoman for the Democrat Party.
The thin line separating Wellesley Editorial And Berkeley Street Fighting
On campuses and progressive enclaves, riots and violence against “offensive” speech are being normalized.
America’s West and America’s Rest
Today’s social-media outrage-mob-driven click-bait journalism is much more about punching down, finding someone who has deviated from the range of acceptable thought and ostracizing them and enforcing the tenets of a shame culture. It’s less about exposing the sins of the powerful than exposing the sins of the near-powerless, whether it’s those gorillas-in-the-mist reports from Red State America or gleeful exposes about the hypocrisies of religious conservatives.
The Infantile Left
Say what you will about the “red-diaper babies” of the old left decades ago: at least they wore diapers. Today’s un-diapered left is dropping its s*** everywhere. I missed the latest riot in Berkeley yesterday (I was out of town), but I may well get another chance when Ann Coulter is scheduled to come to campus later this month for a speech sponsored by the Berkeley College Republicans. This will be a test of whether the Berkeley administration is in fact committed to free speech, or whether they’ll just go through the motions before crumpling before a mob as they did with Milo in February.
Our Moral Superiors™
One of the biases of the intellectual elite is their self-serving belief that college education is synonymous with moral superiority. To be an “educated” person is to be a better person, according to the elite, and therefore the more prestigious the school you attended – Obama at Columbia and Harvard Law, Hillary at Wellesley and Yale Law, etc. — the more you are qualified to pass judgment on those inferior slobs beneath you.
Hillary ran the worst presidential campaign ever
So guess what? In the last weeks before the election, the Hillary Clinton campaign did no polling. No. Polling. Whatsoever. Oh, it had data. Lots and lots of data. Analytics, even. Data analytics! But it had no independent information on the overall field of battle in states like Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
The Republican Congress Must Get Its Act Together NOW
They have the House, they have the Senate, they have the presidency — and nothing’s happening. Nothing, that is, that Donald Trump doesn’t do by himself (i. e. reversing Obama’s executive orders and cutting regulations in general, reviving American global power, etc.).
College: A :safe space” for censorship
The assault on free speech continues to escalate on America’s college campuses, as liberal students have begun to eschew rowdy, disruptive protests for actual violence in order to preserve their “safe spaces.”
The Left’s Ultimate Plan Revealed
Thanks to a hoax pulled on the Huffington Post.
Anti-fascists can’t even oppose fascists properly
Annoying provocateur Richard Spencer spoke at Auburn University Tuesday, and self-styled “anti-fascists” were out in force to oppose him, but this time they were un-masked.
The “March For Science” Shows How Carl Sagan Ruined Science
The organizers of the “March for Science” follow the legacy of substituting a political narrative for the distinctive language and methods of science.
The Challenge of Our Disruptive Era
It is arguably the largest economic transformation in recorded history. Can our politics adapt?
The “March for Science” Is Actually a Threat to Science Itself
Scholars in the fields of biology, ethics, environment, and economics attacked the upcoming “March for Science,” scheduled for Earth Day this coming Saturday, as a threat to the public appreciation of science. They argued that a politicization of science following the rhetoric of the “Women’s March” against President Donald Trump would be disastrous.
Such The Womb
In societies with slaves, at least since Rome, at some point there evolved a rule that said something like “Such the womb, such the child’s condition” meaning that — because humans are promiscuous apes, and the legal “condition” of the father (or his identity) was often hard to ascertain – if you were born to a free mother you were free. If you were born to a slave mother, you were a slave. This applied regardless of color of skin and any qualities of the child. You were born to a slave mother, you were a slave. In fact much the same applied to all “classes” that were inherent at birth, in European systems that required nobility (or serfdom) at birth.
Io9 gets it wrong again.
In this ever-changing world in which we live, it’s nice that there are a few absolutes. Like Walmart is always vilified, Starbucks coffee is always over roasted, and io9 can’t get it right to save their ass. In the Navy, we had a scale for questions and answers. From 4.0 knows and explains answer when asked, on down…2.5 if I remember right, was recognizes right answer when prompted.
Berkeley: An Autopsy
So who is to blame for the seemingly ongoing Berkeley riots? Antifa goons? Neo-nazi counter-protesters? Perhaps each had a part, but I would say the responsibility lies on the squat shoulders of this man.
Can Universities Be Fixed?
Turns out even The Simpsons has taken aim at the rot in higher education, with this scene from last week’s episode
Glorifying A Dictatorship? The Onion Has Nothing On Cosmo
Starvation has been in the socialist toolkit for a very long time. Of course Stalin used to it to great effect, although we cannot discount Mao and Pol Pot and our current socialist hell-hole in Venezuela as strong competitors. But maniacal, homicidal despots killing their serfs is one thing….clueless “content directors” at Cosmo who ignorantly gloss over the human catastrophe that is socialism is something entirely different. Why Cosmo loves the ‘Cuban diet’, written by that famous political economist Rosie Mullender
Boys Punching Girls: Feminism’s Big Win
Moldylocks. It’s all over social media, the Antifa chick in the dreds getting clocked in the forehead by a “Nazi” (whatever that means) at the Tax Day rally in Berkeley. The usual sources are outraged. The other side is wryly amused. For many years now Hollywood has been giving us heroines who are as strong or stronger than men. They take a punch but never go down. They kick ass. Those of us who live in reality know that this is pure fantasy, but there is a generation of youngins’ who think it’s possible for a 5’4″, 100 lb. girl to fight toe to toe with a 6-foot-tall man and walk away with a bruise or two while leaving the man on the ground in a pool of his own blood. Lara Croft and a million other plucky FBI agents and CIA super spies with big boobs and deadly aim have taught us this.
Harvard Feminist @Nian_Hu Hates Men, Who “Will Always Be Oppressors”
Harvard Crimson columnist Nian Hu expressed her all-inclusive hatred of men in a column last month denouncing so-called “male feminists”
SJW Turns Against Tiny House Movement as “Poverty Appropriation”
It seems like a week doesn’t pass where I don’t see something about tiny houses on my Facebook timeline. As a reaction to both the disastrous Obama economy and the climate change hysteria, people — generally Brooklyn-style hipsters — are building and living in comically small houses.
California slips further into delusion over courthouse ICE arrests
I realize this debate over ICE arrests taking place at courthouses has gotten a lot of play recently, but there’s one new item on the menu which deserves a quick look. It comes to us in the form of an op-ed published this week from none other than Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, who is the chief justice on the California state Supreme Court.