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Wedding Cake Fascists Claim a Scalp

Posted by V the K at 8:31 pm - September 30, 2014.
Filed under: Liberal Intolerance

Glenn Beck interviews a couple who lost their bakery business because of the selfish intolerance of LGBTQWXYZ activists.

GLENN: You guys lost your bakery. Tell me the story quickly in your own words of what happened.

AARON: Well, you know, marriage was defined by the State of Oregon’s Constitution as between a man and a woman up until I believe it was May of this year. Our belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. And the Bible coincides with that.

You know, we — we — you know, we had a small bakery. We did wedding cakes. Birthday cakes. All sorts of cakes.
In January 2013, we had a gal come in and asked us to basically create a piece of artwork for something the Bible clearly states is, you know, not the definition of marriage. So through all this, we’ve ended up losing our shop due to some really mean-spirited tactics that was used by — I wouldn’t say all the LGBT community. Because we met quite a few of them that are really nice, but there are some that really wanted us to close our doors. And through everything that’s been done. You know, they’ve harassed the wedding vendors that we did business with. They protested. Boycotted. In fact, there’s still an only boycott on Facebook going on. And I get it. They killed the wedding end of our business and we did have to close our doors last September. And, you know, I went to back to work driving trucks. So…

A business destroyed, a life’s work ruined… keep high-fiving each other, gay leftists.

Once more: Gun Rights are Women’s Rights

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 5:10 pm - September 30, 2014.
Filed under: Gun Control,Second Amendment,Social Issues

Woman shoots ex-boyfriend during home invasion:

A man was shot in the chest early Friday morning after trying to break into the home of a former girlfriend, according to police…

…she called officers regarding a former boyfriend kicking her door. Police said the woman fired two shots at the man once he made entry into the unit, hitting him once in the chest. The man fled…

The [home invasion] victim sent FOX5 a series of screenshots she said detailed numerous texts and online messages from [the home invader]. She wrote in a blog that a stalker forced her to move, obtain a restraining order and acquire a license to carry a concealed weapon…she had been sleeping with a chair in front of her door to keep her stalker out.

Via HotAir. (Note: The term “ex-boyfriend” may be an overstatement; other information suggests he was a plain stalker.)

Alan Greenspan on gold…in 2014

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 4:31 pm - September 30, 2014.
Filed under: Debt Crisis,Economy

It’s well-known that the former Federal Reserve chair, Alan Greenspan (KBE, Knight Commander of the British Empire), was a gold-standard advocate in the 1960s. And thereafter muffled his principles, as he rose to become the unofficial king of the world’s banking establishment.

In Greenspan’s multi-decade tenure at the Fed (and, going against his former sound-money principles), he gave us the “bubble economy” we know and love. Including the dot-com bubble of the late 90s and the housing bubble of the mid-Naughties. His intellectual heirs, Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen, have given us the market bubbles of today.

So his short, new article in Foreign Affairs caught my eye. It promises to explain “Why Beijing is Buying [Gold].” Of course it doesn’t explain any such thing. Its point wanders. Why Greenspan even wrote it is a mystery.

And yet, he did write it. In other words, Alan Greenspan, KBE, felt the need to publicly raise the topic of China buying gold, in Foreign Affairs magazine. And check out his side remarks:

If China were to convert a relatively modest part of its $4 trillion foreign exchange reserves into gold, the country’s currency could take on unexpected strength in today’s international financial system…For the rest of the world, gold prices would certainly rise…

For more than two millennia, gold has had virtually unquestioned acceptance as payment…Today, the acceptance of fiat money — currency not backed by an asset of intrinsic value — rests on the credit guarantee of sovereign nations…a guarantee that in crisis conditions has not always matched the universal acceptability of gold.

If the dollar or any other fiat currency were universally acceptable at all times, central banks would see no need to hold any gold. The fact that they do indicates that such currencies are not a universal substitute…

In essence, the world’s former top banker has just publicly hinted that:

  • Gold is money (at least to the world’s central banks).
  • China will start buying it.
  • China will become the world’s new financial powerhouse.

How Bad Is the Economy in the Blue States? This bad.

Posted by V the K at 12:50 pm - September 30, 2014.
Filed under: Economy

Texas Governor Rick Perry can boast about luring the headquarters of Toyota, Occidental Petroleum, and some sixty other companies from the overtaxed, over-regulated, business hell hole of California to his state. And he can brag about. Apple, HP, Visa, and eBay all expanding their operations in the Lone Star State at the expense of California and other deep blue states.

Meanwhile, the governor of the corrupt, one-party, Democrat cesspool of Illinois is reduced to bragging about… the opening of a single Olive Garden restaurant.

“Illinois’ restaurant industry is thriving and establishments like Olive Garden are helping drive our economic comeback,” Governor Quinn said. “While we have more work to do, more people are working today than at any time in the past six years. This is good news for people across the state and it is thanks in part to companies like Olive Garden who are employing hardworking residents and growing our workforce.”

The new Chicago restaurant brings 170 new jobs to the community.

Under Pat Quinn, the state of Illinois massively increased personal and corporate income taxes (while carving out a few exemptions to keep businesses like Caterpillar from fleeing). Republicans stopped the Democrats from extending the tax increase, but businesses know it’s on the post-election agenda. The state’s pension system in shambles. Forbes ranks Illinois 38th out of 50 states for business.  Others rank it a lot lower.

California Liberals Eagerly Welcome Government into Their Bedrooms

California Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown signed into law a bill requiring explicit state-approved consent before college students can have sex with each other.

Under this standard, a sex act can only be presumed as consensual if both participants have explicitly consented. Even if no overt objections are raised at the time, if no explicit consent is obtained a sexual encounter may be defined as rape.

Henceforth, male students within California’s system of higher ed are advised to make their partners sign consent forms before each and every sexual activity; thus to please the misandrist puritans of the modern left.

So much for the fine art of seduction. That a woman should not immediately agree to a man’s sexual overtures has been quite customary throughout history; seduction has been a key ingredient in the sexual cocktail.  No more, though. If a woman doesn’t immediately consent, I suppose the man is supposed to just walk away and never breach the subject again. Leave it to the left to turn sex into a bureaucratically-managed activity subject to strict oversight by the state… like everything else.

You’re not spending enough!

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 9:11 pm - September 29, 2014.
Filed under: Debt Crisis,Depression 2.0,Economy,Liberal Lies

In saner times of yore, people who spent their entire income were put down as spendthrifts, and people who didn’t were praised as savers.

It was well understood that savers financed the world’s productive capital and so helped to create the Industrial Revolution. The IR used capital to boost the productivity of labor, so that human beings could enjoy good stuff like higher living standards, longer lives, middle-class education and retirement, an end to infant mortality and child labor, etc.

In today’s crazy times, language is turned on its head (to keep the craziness going as long as possible). Savers are now called hoarders, people who hoard money.

Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis published an analysis of our moribund economy, called What Does Money Velocity Tell Us about Low Inflation in the U.S.? The key sentences:

…the unprecedented monetary base increase driven by the Fed’s large money injections through its large-scale asset purchase programs [ed: Quantitative Easing, or "QE"] has failed to cause at least a one-for-one proportional increase in nominal GDP… [ed: though it has certainly boosted the financial markets for "the one percent"]

During the first and second quarters of 2014, the velocity of the monetary base2 was at 4.4, its slowest pace on record. This means that every dollar in the monetary base was spent only 4.4 times in the economy during the past year, down from 17.2 just prior to the recession…the sharp decline in velocity…has offset the sharp increase in money supply, leading to the almost no change in nominal GDP…

The answer lies in the private sector’s dramatic increase in their willingness to hoard money instead of spend it. Such an unprecedented increase…has slowed down the velocity of money…

(Emphasis added.) Get it? If only people would spend all their money, again and again – rather than hoarding it because they need it for bills, or worry about the future – THEN the economy would grow. THEN the Dear Obama-Yellen’s plans would work.

In reality, the economy is restrained by excessive debt and even more, by lack of freedom. As government gets bigger and consumes (or takes over) more of the economy, the private sector shrinks. As government plans, regulates and intervenes more heavily, the private sector gets sicker, lazier and more fearful. Just as Big Government creates more problems than it ever solves, the opposite – Freedom – ultimately solves more problems than it creates.

But that’s not what Establishment economists, politicians, bureaucrats and media want people to know. They’d rather blame, in this example, people who “hoard”. Look for the scapegoating of so-called hoarders to become a drumbeat, as the economy continues to languish into the 2016 election.

If we hit a new financial crisis, they’ll also be sure to scapegoat mysterious “speculators”, as President Nixon did in the 1971 crisis. But they’ll never put the blame where it belongs: on 8+ decades of money-printing and Big Government.

Wait…Who underestimated ISIS?

Obama says US ‘underestimated’ rise of ISIS, admits ‘contradictory’ Syria policy:

President Obama acknowledged Sunday that U.S. intelligence officials “underestimated” the threat posed by the Islamic State and overestimated the Iraqi army’s capacity to defeat the militant group…

Let’s be clear: Officials who were chosen and supported by Obama. The administration of Barack Hussein Obama underestimated ISIS.

Or else, we can make this entry #39,422 in the files of “Obama pretends that he hasn’t been president all these years”. In the interview, Obama goes on to also blame Iraq’s PM al-Maliki for the problems; never himself.

One more thing. Does Obama still have the U.S. backing the world’s evil dictators? It seems so:

Obama also acknowledged that the U.S. is dealing with a conundrum in Syria, as the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State is helping Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom the U.N. has accused of war crimes.

“I recognize the contradiction in a contradictory land and a contradictory circumstance,” Obama said…

Bush practically would have been impeached, for saying that. (And Bush wouldn’t have said it because Bush did what he could, to push U.S. policy in the direction of overthrowing the world’s evil dictators.)

One more thing. Has Obama made it a thing of the past, that the U.S. might strike its enemies pre-emptively (or perhaps unilaterally, as the Left calls it)? Not so much:

Obama called the threat from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and other terror groups a more “immediate concern that has to be dealt with…” “…in terms of immediate threats to the United States, ISIL, Khorasan Group — those folks could kill Americans,” he said…

Both groups have been targeted by U.S. airstrikes in recent days…

Barack Obama: Just what the Left always *accused* Bush of being. And of course, the media lets him get away with it.

UPDATE: Some Democrats agree that it was the Obama White House, more than the U.S. intelligence community, which underestimated ISIS.

Former Rear Admiral Joe Sestak, a two-term Democratic member of the House of Representatives…appeared to surprise his MSNBC interlocutor when he noted that the only people who got ISIS wrong work in the Obama administration.

“If you remember back in January and February, the head — the general, the Defense Intelligence Agency, actually testified before the House and Senate that in 2014, ISIS would take over large swaths of territory,” the Navy veteran asserted. “In fact, at the time he testified, they had already seized Ramadi and Fallujah — 35 miles from Baghdad.”

A decade ago, Fallujah was a crucial victory for the Marines (some of whom gave their lives) against an earlier version of ISIS. I guess Obama threw it back.

UPDATE: A report that Obama was warned about ISIS in 2012. As Ed Morrissey puts it:

…the US intelligence community told him of the danger at the same time Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney during the presidential debates…for wanting a residual force in Iraq to prevent exactly what Romney warned would happen.

Five Acts of Islamic Terror the US Government Won’t Call Islamic Terror

Posted by V the K at 8:49 am - September 29, 2014.
Filed under: Religion Of Peace

A Mohammedan beheaded a female co-worker in Oklahoma last week in an act the Obama Regime is labeling “workplace violence.” Another Mohammedan has committed a series of killings of Americans in order to “avenge” the deaths of his fellow Mohammedans, but it is not being investigated as Islamist terror.

The Government of the United States is pathologically averse to labeling acts of violence committed by Mohammedans for the purpose of waging jihad as “Islamic terror.” Here are some examples.

  • Fort Hood Mass Shooting - Islamist Army Major Nadal Hassan shot and killed 13 people while shouting “Allahu Akhbar!”  (Note, a Clinton Era policy requires American military personnel to be disarmed while on base; which is why no one was able to stop the shooting.) The Obama Administration has officially labeled this an act of “workplace violence,” not Islamic Terror.
  • Trolley Square Shootings – February 12, 2007, A Muslim immigrant goes on a shooting rampage at a mall, targeting people buying Valentine’s Day cards at a gift shop, shouting “Allahu Akhbar!” Five people were killed, four injured. Not an act of terrorism according to the FBI, who claim it is impossible to discern any motive behind the attack.
  • The Beltway Sniper Attacks of 2002 – John Allen Muhammed — a member of the Nation of Islam and jihadist — killed 10 people one-by-one in a terror campaigned accompanied by his catamite, Lee Boyd Malvo. Muhemmed was charged and tried as a terrorist… by the State of Virginia, not by the Federal Government. The Federal Government does not regard the Beltway shootings as Islamic Terror.
  • Egyptair Flight 990 – In October 1999, a radicalized Egyptian pilot seized the controls of a Transatlantic jet and plunged it into the ocean shouting, “I rely on Allah.” 217 people were killed, including 100 Americans. The destruction of Flight 990 is not considered an act of terror by the US Government.
  • Any Act of Savagery Committed by the Islamic State – According to the Obama Administration, the Islamic State is not really Islamic (despite their state goal of establishing an, um, Islamic State). Ipso facto, nothing they do constitutes Islamic Terrorism.

You may draw your own conclusions about why the United States Government is so reluctant to address these incidents as terroristic violence motivated by jihad. [And maybe terrorism isn't quite the right word for when Mohammedans kill people they hate for not being Mohammedans, but there should be such a word, yes?]

Update: In addition to denying that Islamic Terrorist exists, the Obama Administration is also apparently making up fake Islamic terror groups so they can launch pretend attacks against pretend groups and pretend to look tough before the election.

Why Does the Left Hate Football?

Posted by V the K at 3:09 pm - September 28, 2014.
Filed under: Sports

The progressive left seems to have started a crusade to abolish football. Check out the new cover from that news pamphlet you sometimes see in the doctor’s office.  And this comes after the left-wing media’s long crusade against the name of the Washington Redskins (if your outrage meter doesn’t peg 11 on the “Redskins” name, that means you’re a racist) and more attacking the NFL as a culture that encourages domestic violence. (Curiously, despite a whole lot of domestic violence in the Entertainment industry, there is no leftist crusade against “Hollywood Culture.)

I have been wondering why the left hates football. I have a few theories.

  • Football is a quintessentially American sport beloved by real Americans; and so it must be taken away to punish middle America for not being sufficiently progressive.
  • The typical leftist is an emotional and intellectual adolescent who never matured beyond high school and still associates football with the popular kids.
  • It is part of the overall leftist agenda to feminize and sissify the USA by stigmatizing all things tough and masculine.

What are your theories?

 

The Left’s Favorite Supreme Court Justice Laments Lack of Racial Cleansing in the US

Posted by V the K at 9:06 pm - September 27, 2014.
Filed under: Abortion, aborting gays

Ruth Bader Ginsburg laments that Margaret Sanger’s vision of world free of poor, brown children remains unfulfilled.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spouts in a new interview.

“It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people,” Ginsburg says.

Previously, Justice Ginsburg … who worked in a majority black city (Baltimore) and never once hired a black person to work in her legal practice… had this to say about the role of abortion in keeping brown people in their place.

Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.

I imagine her after that coughing into her hand while muttering “Blacks.”

All of which takes us back to the mother of the philosophy of “Birth control for populations we don’t want too many of,” Margaret Sanger (who is revered to this day by Planned Parenthood and the Democrat Party).

We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.

And Now, Some Republicans Who Actually Deserve Your Money

Posted by V the K at 8:40 pm - September 26, 2014.
Filed under: 2014 Elections

If you donate money to the national GOP… the National Republican Senate Committee in particular… you are wasting it. If it isn’t used to buy ads bashing fiscal conservatives,  it will only be used to pay high-price, well-connected consultants like the ones who steered Mitt Romney to devastating failure and who hate the Tea Party.

That said, there are a handful of Republicans that are worth sending a few bucks to.

  • Mia Love (4th CD – Utah) – In 2012, Democrats celebrated openly as this daughter of Haitian immigrants was narrowly defeated by an old white guy. She’s a common sense conservative who deserves support. Donate here.
  • Martha McSally  (2nd CD – Arizona) – McSally is running for the seat formerly held by anti-gun activist Gabby Giffords, who recently cut a despicable campaign ad that accused McSally of being pro-murderous stalkers. Donate here.
  • Justin Amash (3rd CD – Michigan) – The Republican Party spent big money trying to oust Amash in the Republican primary. Amash is a libertarian whose votes stubbornly refuse to align with the desires of the U.S. Chamber of Crony Capitalists Commerce.  They tried to replace him with a party hack, they ran ads accusing him of supporting Al Qaeda,  and they failed. Donating to Justin Amash is the best revenge. I know I will.
  • Steve Pearce (2nd CD – New Mexico) – A conservative who stands strong against Amnesty even though his district is 40% Latino. The balls on this guy. Donate here.

Can anyone think of any others? (Note, these are not endorsements; these candidates just represent alternatives to the GOP Establishment.)

Updates:  A few more:

  • Dan Bongino (Maryland 6th) – The corrupt Maryland Democrat bastards gerrymandered this district to add 300,000 Democrats from the DC suburbs to this largely rural and conservative district. Bongino is a longshot, but some support might give him a fighting chance. (Donate Here)
  • Doug Ose – (California 7th) Donate Here.

     

  • Carl Demaio (California 52nd) Donate Here.
  • Dave Brat (Virginia 7th) – The guy who beat the House Majority Leader and sent the Establishment a message they have refused to listen to. Donate Here.

 

Loch Ness Socialism

Posted by V the K at 12:25 pm - September 26, 2014.
Filed under: Socialism in America

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What Do You Think the Person Who Drives This Car Is Like?

Posted by V the K at 11:52 am - September 26, 2014.
Filed under: Leftist Nutjobs

Just asking. I find there’s a direct correlation between the number of bumperstickers and the degree of douchecanoedness. (I have one bumpersticker on mine.)

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HT: Legal Insurrection

 

The GOP Barks Up the Wrong Tree

Posted by V the K at 10:08 pm - September 25, 2014.
Filed under: 2014 Elections

Got an email from the National Republican Senate Committee….

After months of predicting GOP victory, the Washington Post’s statistical model now shows a 51 percent chance that the Democrats hang on.

Why?

The answer is simple – the Democrats are spending over $40 million more than the Republicans in battleground races. For weeks, our candidates have been holding on, despite a relentless barrage of negative ads – but we need your help now or it’s over.

I know that times are tough, that’s why we’re fighting so hard to bring new leadership that will turn things around. But, if we don’t rally together now – as a team – then we will lose as individuals.

Can we count on you?

And then it asks me to click on some links to donate various amounts of money.

My honest response to this email: Maybe if you hadn’t spent millions and millions of dollars trashing fiscal conservatives so you could keep your old worn out fossils on the ticket, you wouldn’t have to be begging for money now.

And by what possible definition of the words “new” and “leadership” are Mitch McConnell and Thad Cochran “new leadership?”

I get into a lot of arguments with people who tell me I have to support the Republicans, because if I don’t, the Democrats will win. And my only response to that is “So?”

I saw this article a few days back about how the GOP was going to “mend fences” with Tea Party fiscal conservatives so they could get their votes in November. Noticeably absent from the article was any effort whatsoever by the GOP to mend fences with Tea Party fiscal conservatives.

If they think they can win without our votes, then they can also win without our money and effort.

Kansas Democrats Try to Make Sex Toys a Campaign Issue

Posted by V the K at 9:58 pm - September 25, 2014.
Filed under: 2014 Elections

A bankrupt business in Kansas was found to owe the state some $160K in delinquent taxes. So, the owners have been forced to liquidate inventory to pay the bill. This sort of thing happens all the time… and as long as Obama is running the economy, more and more businesses are going to have to liquidate.

What makes this case different is that the business sold  sex toys. And since the typical Democrat stopped maturing emotionally in the seventh grade, they naturally pounced on this story to attack Republicans… because SEX!

Kansas Senate Democratic leader Anthony Hensley pounced on the news of the auction Wednesday, accusing Republican Gov. Sam Brownback of selling pornography to balance the state budget.

“Brownback is so desperate to fill the massive hole in the state budget caused by his reckless income tax cuts that the state of Kansas is now in the porn business,” Hensley said in a press release.

[Ah, Democrats. Every problem is not enough Government spending, and every solution is a tax increase.]

This kerfuffle is also probably intendes to help the Democrats and the Media (but I repeat myself) distract the public’s attention from the fact that the Democrat candidate for Governor was caught at a strip club during a Police drug raid.

Apparently, Going to Harvard on a Full Ride is another job Americans won’t do

Posted by V the K at 7:14 pm - September 25, 2014.
Filed under: Illegal Immigration

Harvard … which is financially out of reach to most of the taxpaying American families whose taxes subsidize its existence… gave a full-ride scholarship to an illegal immigrantbecause he is an illegal immigrant.

“They gave me a full ride. This meant I wouldn’t have to worry about student loans or quarterly tuition payments; that I always had a place to stay away from home; that I could travel every semester, on Harvard’s dime, back to California; that my parents would never have to worry whether I’d finish school. Those are luxuries few people, documented or not, ever have.”

I guess there weren’t any worthy American students for that full-ride slot he took.

Speaking of illegal immigrants, over 40,000 llegals released by DHS this summer never showed up for their immigration hearings. Which is exactly what everyone knew was going to happen. They’re now “living in the shadows” taking American jobs, going to American schools, using the American health care system, and collecting American welfare while waiting for Amnesty.

BTW, if Republicans win the Senate, they are planning to give them Amnesty.

Transgendered Transsexual “Celebrity” Upset at Sharing Flight with Mitt Romney

Even for the left, this is pretty childish.

If you don’t know who (or what) Laverne Cox is, join the club.

When called out for childish rudeness, Cox claimed that *gag* is just a word gay people use to express surprise.  As in, “I just won the lottery. *gag*”

Obviously, if Mitt Romney had been a solid “man-of-the-people” “champion-of-the-middle-class” Democrat like Al Gore or Hillary Clinton, he could have avoided the whole issue by flying on a private jet like they do.

Environmentalism and Communism; A Match Made in Hell

Posted by V the K at 8:16 am - September 25, 2014.
Filed under: Post 9-11 America

In covering the People’s Climate Change March this past week, the MFM were very, very careful to make sure that none of their coverage covered people and groups like this (even though their numbers dominated the marches):

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Or this

One man wants to burn down the houses of those who won’t bow to his agenda saying “All these people have names and addresses. Like, every person fucking us over, we know where they live, and we could go there and burn their houses down. I mean, look, you wanna fucking ruin my environment and ruin my home, I’ll come to your home and ruin yours.”

The real ironic part about the environmentalist embrace of communism is how much environmental devastation was wrought by communists in the last century. To cite but one example, while seventies-era progressives were cheering for the victory of Soviet Communism; Soviet Communism was hunting whales to extinction.

It was one of the fastest decimations of an animal population in world history—and it had happened almost entirely in secret. The Soviet Union was a party to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, a 1946 treaty that limited countries to a set quota of whales each year. By the time a ban on commercial whaling went into effect, in 1986, the Soviets had reported killing a total of 2,710 humpback whales in the Southern Hemisphere. In fact, the country’s fleets had killed nearly 18 times that many, along with thousands of unreported whales of other species. It had been an elaborate and audacious deception: Soviet captains had disguised ships, tampered with scientific data, and misled international authorities for decades. In the estimation of the marine biologists Yulia Ivashchenko, Phillip Clapham, and Robert Brownell, it was “arguably one of the greatest environmental crimes of the 20th century.”

Environmental extremists claim to love whales; but they love state-centric, authoritarianism collectivism even more. Whales can’t get you revenge on people who are happier or more successful than you.

What the Western Secular Left Knows About Islam

Posted by V the K at 6:09 pm - September 24, 2014.
Filed under: Religion Of Peace

Obama gave a speech at the UN today and, as he takes great pains to do, repeated the progressive mantra that Islam is peaceful, and Muslims are peaceful, the massive amount of global violence committed by Mohammadans is some weird aberration committed by Muslims who apparently don’t know what it means to be Muslim.

The ideology of ISIL or al Qaeda or Boko Haram will wilt and die if it is consistently exposed, confronted, and refuted in the light of day. Look at the new Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies – Sheikh bin Bayyah described its purpose: “We must declare war on war, so the outcome will be peace upon peace.”

That latter quote seems to come from a Saudi Sheikh who issued a fatwa calling for the deaths of Jews and American soldiers, but putting that aside…

First thing, understand that the intended audience for the Great Islamic Scholar Barack Obama’s lecture was not the Mohammedan terrorists who… oh, by the way… sawed off another infidel’s head today. His words about the peaceful peacefulness that is Islam weren’t directed at the millions of Mohammedan terrorists around the world; and for that matter, neither were George W. Bush’s similar assurances. No, his words were intended to be heard by the bitter clingers in flyover country who might get “war fever” and start dragging every brown person with a foreign-sounding name behind their pick-up trucks. Because in Obama’s mind, that’s what every sister-lovin’ redneck hick in the mid-country (which is everybody outside NYC, DC, and San Francisco to these people) would do if not constantly warned not to by their social superiors.

But apart from that, imagine if Obama were instead pontificating about other religions. What if he said, “Roman Catholicism is a religion of choice, and real Roman Catholics reject the notion that the Pope is infallible and they support abortion.” What if he said, “Every real Jew knows the Orthodox Jews are a fanatical fringe and reject their literal obedience to the Talmud.” People might question his qualifications to make such judgments about religions.

When it comes to religion, the progressive left has two thoughts. 1. All religions are pretty much equal, but Christianity is less equal and 2. All religions are bullsh-t. And the progressive mind can’t move outside that box, and can’t conceive of Islam being other than what progressivism thinks Islam should be; another bullsh-t religion just with browner people and different food. A progressive cannot ask the question “Is there something about Islam that makes it more violent and oppressive than other religions?” This question cannot be asked on the left. It doesn’t compute. It’s like asking a normal person “What does purple smell like?”

The answer to the question about whether Islam is inherently violent and oppressive is actually quite important. I don’t know what the answer is, but I know that formulating an effective, long-term answer to the problem of Mohammedan terrorism depends on answering it correctly. Choosing an answer just because it suits our prejudices is not only intellectually dishonest, it could be fatal.

Whining Leftists Are Never Satisfied

Remember when Barack Obama socialized the student loan industry? Remember how leftists thought this was great because instead of greedy capitalist banks, loans would now be run by a compassionate and wise Government bureaucracy.

Guess what? They’re not happy. They think their Womyn’s Studies and Queerism Studies should be fre e.

From the Occupy Democrats Facebook page.

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Perhaps Obama should do to higher Ed what he did to health care; add 20,000 pages of regulation to it, cap professor salaries, limit the number and types of courses people can take, and raise taxes on textbooks and people with college degrees.

On a related note, Mohammedans in Minnesota are demanding that the Free Food they get from taxpayers and productive people be  Shariah-compliant.

“It’s about human rights also, basic human rights to get the proper food and also healthy food,” said Hassan Mohamud, the protesters’ imam.