Check out the signs in the background; this is what passes for insightful political dialogue on the progressive left.
The Boy Scouts have succumbed to political correctness. It isn’t just the gay thing, they have also bought into anti-gun hysteria, and global warming hysteria. I am sure the management of the BSA thinks that by appeasing the left-wing, they will be left alone and their declining membership numbers will reversed.
It won’t work. And as for reversing a declining membership trend by going full leftard, ask the mainstream Protestant denominations how that worked out for them. The main beneficiaries of the Boy Scouts’ surrender will be groups like TrailLife USA, that reject the left-wing political correctness the BSA is embracing.
As for appeasing the left, it simply isn’t possible. The left can never be appeased. They don’t want to just win; they want, to paraphrase political philosopher Gul Dukat, for you to admit their greatness and that you were wrong for ever opposing them. The point of leftism isn’t so much to advance them as to crush you.
To the left, All The Things Must Be Politicized, and All Things Must Serve the Party. Public education has long succumbed to the left’s mania for making everything a vehicle for their politics. Likewise, the entertainment media, and increasingly professional sports; where a pre-op transexual was given an award by a sports network for wearing a dress and getting plastic surgery. Heck, they even want to politicize your ice cream.
Most Conservatives do not want to eat, sleep and breathe politics 24-7. The very appeal of groups like the Boy Scouts is rooted in that they were once a refuge from politics. But we can’t have nice apolitical things, now can we?
BTW, at the first link, even Gabriel Malor is beginning to think this “public accommodation” strand of the law is becoming badly abused.
Another Planned Parenthood video has come out and it pretty much demolishes all the people who claimed the first videos were deceptive, and that no way was Planned Parenthood making money from harvesting baby parts, because the new video demonstrates clearly that Planned Parenthood is making money from harvesting baby parts.
“We were asked to procure certain tissues like brain, livers, thymus, pancreas, heart, lungs, and pretty much anything on the fetus. It’s basically a huge trafficking of fetal tissues.
The left used to be of the opinion that nothing was human until it passed through the birth canal; where due to some form of obscure magic, a foetus ceased being an undifferentiated mass of cells and turned into a baby. Then, left-wing ethicist Pete Singer said, “actually, up until the age of two, you should be able to retroactively abort them. Ezekiel Emmanuel (architect of Obamacare) has expressed the view everyone should die at 75 for the good of society. A British Radio personality agrees and thinks it’s time we started killing off the elderly.
We just have far too many old people. It’s ridiculous to be living in a country where we can put dogs to sleep but not people.”
Her solution to the problem would, she claims, be “easy”: “Euthanasia vans – just like ice-cream vans – that would come to your home… It would all be perfectly charming. They might even have a nice little tune they’d play. I mean this genuinely. I’m super-keen on euthanasia vans. We need to accept that just because medical advances mean we can live longer, it’s not necessarily the right thing to do.”
Basically, the left wants inconvenient people, whether infants, children, or the elderly, to be killed so they can’t be bothered with them.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. Attendees shouted “Hail Satan” as two shirtless men pulled off the cloth that covered the Baphomet and then embraced and kissed each other in front of the statue.
If the Westboro Baptist Street Theater Troupe shows up in Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal will make sure they receive state-funded accommodations.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal threatened to “lock up” protesters from the controversial Westboro Baptist Church if they demonstrate outside the funeral of the two women who died this week in a shooting at a Lafayette theater.
“If they come here to Louisiana, if they disrupt that funeral, we are going to lock them up,” Jindal said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
And by “Activist” I mean “Predators.” Via Instapundit: At Anti-Bullying Conference, Iowa Middle Schoolers Learn About Lesbian Strap-On Anal Sex, Fake Testicles.
In rural, small-town Iowa, a group of parents and community leaders is seeking to prevent students from the local taxpayer-funded middle school and high school from attending future versions of an anti–bullying conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens.
Among the nearly two dozen speakers, “only two” addressed bullying, one attendee estimated, according to EAGnews.org.
The rest of the sessions involved issues such as “how to pleasure their gay partners.”
Nate Monson, executive director of Iowa Safe Schools, said parents who worry about middle school kids hearing about anal sex with strap-ons and analingus are “disgusting.”“It’s incredibly frustrating that adults are being the problem and being the bully,” Monson told the Des Moines NBC affiliate. “
I would love to have the police examine Nate Munson’s laptop, wouldn’t you?
Is this mainstream gay culture? Or are these … well, we can’t call them fringe radical extremists because as far as we know, none of them want to cut the Federal budgets… sensibilities represented by these folks also offensive to gays as well?
I ask in all seriousness; does mainstream gay culture support the sexualization of adolescent children?
Feminists, proving, once again, that every trivial slight is a Plot Against Womyn.(TM)
Air conditioning is another big, sexist plot.
“It’s been going on for years, every building I’ve been in. It’s awful,” said Marshall, who has worked in Washington since 1973. “Everything is set at 70 degrees for those testosterone-toting people.”
…So there you have it: the gender divide, thermostat edition. All these women who actually dress for the season — linens, sundresses, flowy silk shirts, short-sleeve tops — changing their wardrobes to fit the sweltering temperatures around them.
Previously, leftists have advanced the claim that air conditioning was “torture.” Because they’re nuts.
A group of Diabolists are unveiling an eight-foot statue of Satan; supposedly to raise awareness of the “Separation of Church and State,” the doctrine that entered American jurisprudence because of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, a Klansman who did it because he hated Roman Catholics .
But I digress.
According to the Satanic Temple, the 1-ton, nearly 9-foot-tall bronze idol will be unveiled only in Detroit. Ultimately, the group hopes to have it placed permanently next to a sculpture of the Ten Commandments monument now in place near a state courthouse in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, or outside Arkansas’ Statehouse in Little Rock, where a Ten Commandments monument also is planned.
See, this is really about Christians in the nose, and also about getting attention from daddy, and about showing society that “we’re rebels and we don’t follow your rules, man.”
Tiresome. Although they may achieve their goal of offending a few Christians, I think most of us will regard them as spoiled children acting out and feel sorry for them.
On its website, organizers are promising a “hedonistic celebration” and a “night of chaos, noise and debauchery” at the Detroit unveiling.
Of course, they did.
R.S. McCain’s blog has been increasingly focused on the insanity of the feminist left. Here’s a couple of recent items.
First, a lesbian divorce is turning ugly, with mutual accusations that amount to “the other one is a crazy bitch.” But this is really a point of departure for him to discuss the violence and dysfunction the LGBT Community hides because it would be bad PR were the extent of it to become broadly known.
This myth of lesbians enjoying conflict-free relationships has become a sort of propaganda deployed by feminists who wish to blame males for everything everything wrong in heterosexual relationships.
Anyone who knows anything about human nature knows better than to believe these things, but just as the gay-rights movement has sought to suppress negative information about the LGBT community, feminists have sought to suppress positive information about heterosexual males. This has produced a distorted perception of the world which, all things considered amounts to a propaganda of hatred, which Professor Daphne Patai called Heterophobia. However, when anyone — particularly a heterosexual male — tries to balance this one-side propaganda, he is invariably accused of sexism and homophobia: “How dare you suggest some women are not entirely sane?” or, “How dare you suggest some homosexuals are not entirely honest?”
And they wonder why Christians don’t want to bake cakes for them.
Gay pride parades in Europe generally don’t go anywhere near Muslim areas, for obvious reasons. In Nørrebro, Copenhagen (where only 30% of the population are Muslim, as opposed to the more than 75% in the Swedish areas), gay pride parades learned the hard way not to tread within Islamic strongholds. Formerly, there was a large gay pride parade that went through Nørrebrogade (the main high street of the area). Gays would take stones to the head every year from Muslims, so they re-routed.
There are no plans to force the Mohammedans to bake cakes, for them, however.
Hat Tip: Papa Giorgio
Whatever else feminism may be, it is always in large measure a sadistic revenge fantasy whose strongest appeal is to women of unlimited cruelty. If any man doesn’t like her “feminist perspective,” his disagreement proves he’s a “whiny piss baby,” and she will celebrate by drinking your tears.
I was down with feminism when it was just about equal pay for equal work; but it lost me once it became the Cult of Bitter, Unhinged Man-Hatred. I don’t hate men, and I think masculinity is a wonderful characteristic.
But apparently, there are some epsilon-males who relish their subservient roles in the Matriarchy, such as this sad little feminist man who is happy to let his wife cuckold him, and this other poor epsilon who is consumed with self-loathing because he enjoys grilling, and that’s just too manly for him.
Some of us morons were talking Trump this morning. Trump isn’t really a Republican, he’s more like an old-school New York Democrat. Way back before our time, before the Democrat Party became completely taken over by socialists, trial lawyers, radical environment extremists, radical feminists, race grievance mongers, celebrities, and the rest of the far left coalition… it was a party that spoke to the working class and was just as unashamedly patriotic as the GOP.
There was a time when Democrats and their union allies opposed illegal immigration because cheap labor was bad for workers. The Democrat Party has abandoned that position because illegal immigrants are a more reliable voting bloc than working class white folks. But Donald Trump has embraced that position.
The Washington Free Beacon talks about Trump’s appeal to “the radical middle,” the substantial portion of the electorate left behind as the Democrat Party has become radicalized and the GOP have become puppets of the Chamber of Commerce. They have a point; the elites who run both parties are radically out of touch with the mainstream.
Personally, I see Donald Trump as an egomaniacal blowhard who lies about his real positions in order to trick voters into voting for him. Just like Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, and all the rest of them.
It has been interesting watching the latest Planned Parenthood scandal evolve from, “the right-wing is spreading horrible lies about Planned Parenthood harvesting baby parts” to “it’s no big deal and actually good that Planned Parenthood is harvesting baby parts.”
It took less time for the media to spin harvesting baby part for Planned Parenthood than it took for Obama to order flags to half-mast for the five warfighters murdered by the immigrant Islamist.
In my view, the animals need a massive depopulation of the human race.
It may come in revolution, in climate disasters, in pandemics. But it must come.
The Earth cannot survive the human race, which for all practical purposes is a parasitic life form which annihilates other species, pollutes the air and oceans, and is responsible for climate change and the next mass extinction of hundreds of thousands of species.
If it were up to me, we’d start by eliminating Republicans.
Hey, at least he’s not talking about cutting the Federal budget; that kind of talk would be radical and extreme.
The Republican Establishment is in a bit of a panic that outsider Donald Trump is leading the ever-growing pack of GOP presidential candidates. They are astonished that a person who has a record of supporting broad-based amnesty for illegal aliens, abortion-on-demand, and the confiscation of private property for corporate use has become the choice (for now) of the party’s grass roots and has become a speed bump for Jeb Bush’s eventual and inevitable nomination and failed campaign.
They need not wonder; the reason an outsider is being embraced is because the Republican party has completely failed and no longer has the trust of their constituents.
The Republican Party ran and won in 2010 and 2014 on opposition to the Obama Agenda. They promised to repeal Obamacare. They promised to fight Executive Amnesty. They promised to oppose his lawless power grabs and abuse of Executive Authority. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, especially, ran on a promise to “break” Obama and thwart the president’s radical agenda.
What have Republicans done since winning the House and Senate?
- They have fully funded Obamacare, and even made contingency plans to save it if the Supreme Court struck it down.
- They fully funded Obama’s Executive Amnesty.
- They have given Obama a blank check to run up the debt and attacked deficit hawks as “Whackobirds.”
- They approved Obama’s pick for attorney general who promised to continue the lawless policies of her predecessor.
- They passed legislation — over the objections of the conservative base — granting Obama limitless authority to negotiate trade agreements.
- They passed legislation making it almost impossible to stop Obama’s Deal to let Iran develop nukes.
If the Republicans hadn’t failed up so thoroughly, there would be no Trump phenemonon.
Now, as a result of the failures (betrayals) listed above, the Republican Party has lost all credibility. Whenever a Republican politician says he opposes an Obama policy, no one believes him. They all believe they are no different than the Democrats.
Weasel Zippers is doing a nice job telling the life stories of the five Marines and Sailors killed by the immigrant Jihadist the media don’t want to talk about.
- Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith
- Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan
- Staff Sgt. David Wyatt
- Lance Corporal Skip Wells
- Sgt. Colson Holmquist
The mainstream media, on the other hand, is more interested in humanizing and sympathetically portraying the Mohammedan who murdered these men. The MFM herd seems to be converging on the narrative that Mohammed Youssuf Abudlazeez was just a nice young man who, for some mysterious reason (probably American racism and intolerance) made some bad choices.
Obama waited five days before being shamed into flying the flag half-mast in honor of the five Marines murdered by an immigrant Jihadist.
I guess the Preezy figures that gay couples vote for him, and dead Marines don’t.
So, according to the mainstream media, the Confederate Flag story is roughly twenty times as important as the Planned Parenthood harvesting baby organs story.
CNN has had 493 mentions of the Confederate flag since June 17 (only 188 of these even mention alleged church shooter Dylann Roof), and managed 167 in the first six days. In the first six days of the Planned Parenthood scandal, they managed 7 mentions, less than 5 percent what you’d expect if you considered those stories only of equal importance.
The Washington Post mentioned the Confederate flag 624 times in the last month (only 135 of these mention Roof), and 126 times in the first six days. The Washington Post has 28 stories mentioning the Planned Parenthood video in the first six days, just over 22 percent of what you’d expect if you considered the harvesting of organs from aborted babies to be merely as important as the Confederate flag topic.
The New York Times has run stories and essays on the Confederate flag 149 times since June 17 (and only 39 of those mention Roof), 41 of those in the first six days. That compares to three stories on Planned Parenthood during the same window, just 7 percent of what you’d expect if the New York Times considered those stories merely of equal importance.
There is also this, which makes this whole Planned Parenthood seem like less a charity, and more a crass money-making operation.
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards is the daughter of the late Texas governor Ann Richards, whose dedication to the cause of dismembering unborn children was absolute. Richards says that Planned Parenthood regrets the “tone” of Nucatola’s lunch-table conversation. But that blasé tone is not alien to the organization: A former Planned Parenthood clinic director tells of being mystified that in her clinic various keypads and passwords were set to 2229 — “Spells out ‘baby,’” a staffer helpfully informed her. The garbage truck that hauled away the clinic’s “products of conception” — human scraps — was mockingly referred to by staffers as “the nursery.”
American military bases are Gun-Free Zones. Because of a Bush 41 – Clinton Era policy, military personnel are actually forbidden from carrying firearms for personal protection at American military facilities. Obama’s Pentagon justifies this policy by saying that… I am not making this up… military personnel cannot be trusted to safely handle firearms.
“DoD does not support arming all personnel. We hold this position for many reasons,” Army Lt. Col. Valerie Henderson, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Monday.
Those reasons include safety concerns and the risk of accidental discharges, she said.
Which has led to this absurd situation – Civilians providing armed protection for soldiers.
Obama’s Pentagon has promised to study the issue of whether soldiers can be trusted with guns, but given this administration’s attitude toward self-defense, the result of this study is a foregone conclusion. In the meantime, Obama’s Defense Department has … for security reasons … ordered recruiters to stop wearing uniforms.
It’s amazing how much progressive insanity is just accepted as normal.