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Dan Savage Is a Vile, Despicable Thing

I’m not going to reproduce the latest nasty, mean-spirited comment (in Tweet form) from the gay community’s self-appointed Moral Arbiter; suffice it to say, it uses the progressive left’s very favorite word (because profanity is how weak minds attempt to express emphasis) and it is a vile insult directed at people of far superior moral character than he. You can read it at this link.

And judging by the responses to his Tweet, his followers are as vile and reprobate as he is.

Class Warrior Paul Krugman to Receive $225K for No-Show Job with “Income Inequality Initiative”

If this were published in The Onion, people would think; “Ah, once again, those clever Onionistas have adroitly par0died our zeitgeist.” (Some people would think that. Probably) But IRL… Paul Krugman – the New York Times economitician who rails constantly against “income inequality“… is going to be paid $225,000 by a publicly-funded university for… well, no one can really say exactly… but it has something to do with an “Income Inequality Initiative.” (Perhaps, they think there isn’t enough.)

According to a formal offer letter obtained under New York’s Freedom of Information Law, CUNY intends to pay Krugman $225,000, or $25,000 per month (over two semesters), to “play a modest role in our public events” and “contribute to the build-up” of a new “inequality initiative.” It is not clear, and neither CUNY nor Krugman was able to explain, what “contribute to the build-up” entails

Maybe Krugman’s advice to CUNY will help them as much as it helped Enron back in the 2000’s.

FWIW: At 2014 rates, Krugman’s stipend would pay a year’s tuition for 39 CUNY students.

BTW: The Leftist Sycophants at the New Republic are 100% OK with this.

More Sweet Irony:  SEIU — one of the Democrats many favorite labor unions — wants to unionize workers at Left-wing FoxNews haters and champions of the proletariat “Media Matters for America.”  The good lefties at MMFA have responded by hiring a law firm that specializes in “union-busting.”

CBO Says $10 Trillion in Additional Debt in the Next Ten Years

Posted by V the K at 8:56 am - April 17, 2014.
Filed under: Debt Crisis

The CBO has published a new report indicating that, assuming fairly optimistic projections for economic growth and tax receipts, the National Debt will increase from $17 Trillion to $27 Trillion in the next ten years.

If you ask the President and his party how they intend to deal with the country’s impending fiscal catastrophe, they have a simple answer for you: “War on Women! Racist Republicans! Koch Brothers!”

If you ask the “opposition” party how they intend to deal with fiscal oblivion, they have an answer, too:  “We’re very concerned about the debt and deficit. Now, let’s talk about immigration reform.” (Gotta get Jeb Bush’s gardener out of the shadows.)

And this is why we’re boned.

Update: It’s funny because it’s true:FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States>

A recently declassified CIA report confirmed that all known al-Qaeda-affiliated organizations—from Pakistan to Yemen, and from Somalia to Algeria—have been instructed to kick back and enjoy the show as the United States’ federal government, energy grid, and industrial sector are rendered impotent by internal dissent, decay, and mismanagement.

 

In Which We Discusss the Pharmaceutical Prevention of HIV Transmission

Commenter Throbert, who speaks Latin and Russian (I know this), suggested we ought to discuss this Truvada/PrEP thing. So… let’s discuss, won’t you?

Truvada was developed by evil capitalist pharmaceutical companies as a treatment for HIV; but if taken daily, it can reduce the risk of HIV infection among people having unprotected sex by 90%. The treatment costs over a thousand dollars a month. And, of course, a number of people think … much like Sandy Fluke’s party favors … the Government should pay for it, or force insurance companies to force those who don’t engage in unprotected secks to pay for it?

If you’re a Democrat/Progressive the answer is simple: “[Expletive] Yeah! The Government should pay for that/Force other people to pay for that!” Because Democrat/Progressives believe the Government should fund almost everything… the exceptions being the military and the Border Patrol. And if you disagree… you hate gay people and want to outlaw gay sex. Not only should PrEP be funded, but Christians should be forced by law to provide catering services to bathhouse orgies.

People thoughtful enough not to be Progressive Democrats may see more somewhat more complexity to the issue. One issue being the fact that everybody in the civilized world has known how to not get infected with HIV since 1984. If folks had universally adhered to the HIV-prevention guidance we’ve known about for thirty years, AIDS would be as rare (in the first world anyway) as an honest politician or an accurately predictive Global Warming model.

Even proponents of the drug admit that it’s not exactly… medically necessary.

“For folks who are having a significant amount of unprotected sex, it’s a slam dunk — not only giving them protective medicine, but engaging them in testing, a whole package of regular health care,” he said.

i.e. We’re not curing cancer here, we are talking about subsidizing a promiscuous lifestyle choice. It’s one thing to make that choice, quite a different thing to demand that others subsidize it.

“Personal responsibility for one’s actions has simply been thrown out the window in a community in which we are too often concerned about stigma and moral judgment,” he wrote. “We dare not speak against the reckless behavior of others because we wring our hands over the omnipresent worry that we will shame one another.”

Yup.

Cliven Bundy and Imperial Washington

While illegal immigrants are over-running and the Obama Administration is going out of its way to avoid any enforcement of immigration laws; they managed to muster hundreds of heavily armed (with real guns, not the beanbag guns border patrol agents are mandated to use), armored vehicles, and helicopters to punish one rancher in Nevada for grazing his cows. (In the process, tasering his son, killing his cows and breaking up his stuff.)

It’s pretty simple really, Democrats don’t agree with immigration laws, so they don’t enforce them. On the other hand, they do believe in environmental laws, and their mentality toward those laws is exemplified by EPA Adminsitrator Al Armendariz; who compared the EPA’s enforcement tactics to those of the Roman Empire: “Kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean: they’d go into little Turkish towns somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they’d run into, and they’d crucify them. That town was really easy to manage for the next few years.” Basically, the idea was to crucify Cliven Bundy as an example to terrorize the remaining ranchers to bend to the will of the State.

It’s alarming, or at least it should be, that Federal bureaucrats see themselves as Roman occupiers, and the citizenry as subjects who need to be terrorized in order to maintain control.