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Posted by V the K at 8:09 pm - June 26, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

If you take all the white guys who are running for president as Republicans out of the mix, the quality of the field improves markedly.

Sure, Why Not?

Posted by V the K at 8:08 pm - June 26, 2015.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

Gay marriage is legal mandatory now in all 50 states, so why not polygamy?

Now that we’ve defined that love and devotion and family isn’t driven by gender alone, why should it be limited to just two individuals?” he writes. “The most natural advance next for marriage lies in legalized polygamy—yet many of the same people who pressed for marriage equality for gay couples oppose it.”

DeBoer agrees with Chief Justice John Roberts that the reasoning in Obergefell v. Hodges could just as easily apply to polygamous marriages as gay marriages. He notes that now that child-rearing has been rejected as the rationale for marriage, traditional arguments against polygamy have been weakened.

It’s hard to find fault with his reasoning.

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Well, Now What?

Posted by V the K at 11:27 am - June 26, 2015.
Filed under: Gay Marriage

Was asked this morning if now that the gay rights special interests have what they want, they will be happy?

Of course they will not be happy. They cannot afford to be happy. Does anyone really expect the Professional Activist Class to fold their tents and look for jobs in the Obama economy just because five social justice warriors in black robes have usurped democracy to impose their preferred social policies on a nation of 330 Million?

Does anyone expect the gay left to be gracious toward their defeated opponents? If you were taught about American history in a pre-Common Core school, you know how the victors treated the defeated after the last civil war. If not, Google “Reconstruction.”  (Spoiler alert: Not very well.) Or simply consider the recent experiences of Christian bakers and florists who did not wish to participate in gay weddings.

Does anyone expect the activist left to be satisfied with their political victory?  If you’ve studied the history of the Civil Rights movement, you know they didn’t stop after the passage of the Civil Rights Act. There are plenty of new frontiers for the Lesbian Gay Bullying Totalitarians to pursue and keep the donations to the Sharptons and Jacksons of the HRC and other professional activist organizations rolling in:

  • Banning disagreement or criticisms of gay behavior through “anti-bullying” and “hate speech” legislation
  • Mandating school curricula to include “gay history” as well as museums and monuments to be demanded to gay heroes like Harry Hay, Larry Bruckner, and Harvey Milk
  • Forcing religious institutions to recognize gay marriages
  • Churches must be forced to perform gay marriages or lose tax exempt status. (Mosques, probably not)

No, this is not the end. This is nowhere near the end. This is just another milestone on the road to our social Pyongyang. The Supreme Court has rejected the rule of law twice in two days in favor of the whims of a Judiciary Politburo.

Here’s some irony for ya, though. In Justice Roberts’s dissent, he writes “Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be. ” Which is exactly right, but in his Obamacare ruling yesterday, he was arguing the exact opposite.

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The Next Target for the Left’s Cultural Purge?

Posted by V the K at 8:32 am - June 26, 2015.
Filed under: Pop Culture

As Confederate Flag hysteria reaches new heights, some have begun to wonder if the television series ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ will be memory-holed from our culture. Beyond featuring a car with the Confederate Battle Emblem on the roof named the ‘General Lee,’ the Dukes of Hazzard was a celebration of rural southern culture. Back when the southern states were solidly Democrat, the national culture was a lot more supportive of southern culture. Only since the south has turned red has the media culture turned against them.

There was another show in the 1970’s that was iconically liberal; M*A*S*H. M*A*S*H was steeped in the left-wing ideology of the time. War was never the answer. Patriots were buffoons. The communists were the good guys. Women were strong and empowered. All of the pieties of the 1970’s Hollywood left were on full display.

Nowadays, M*A*S*H would run afoul of the PC Police.

  • Alan Alda’s Captain Hawkeye Pierce (a 1970’s Liberal icon) would be a serial rapist by contemporary feminist definitions of the word.
  • The character of Corporal Max Klinger would be deemed offensive to the transgendered because his cross-dressing is intended to demonstrate mental illness.
  • In early episodes, there was a black character whose name was, I am not making this up, “Spearchucker.”

One generation’s liberal pieties are the next generation’s abominations. It demonstrates what a fickle, emotion-driven beast modern liberalism is. It’s not based on a set of proven values, but on whatever is trendy at the time.

One can foresee a time when all pre-Obama television shows and movies (except maybe for scifi shows and things set in “alternate realities”) are simply banned lest people be reminded how free and prosperous America was before Obama.

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A bitter Klinger

More Make-Believe Stuff You Will Be Required to Care About

Posted by V the K at 7:58 am - June 26, 2015.
Filed under: Leftist Nutjobs

In the fantasy world inhabited by the radical left, it is apparently possible for men to menstruate.  (And to claim that men cannot have periods marks you as an “anti-science” bigot or something.

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Are Millennials Discovering New Genders, or Just Trying to Get Attention?

Posted by V the K at 7:43 am - June 26, 2015.
Filed under: Ideas & Trends

George Fields has taken a look at the ever-growing pornocopeia of trendy sexual identities and finds the whole thing shallow and pedantic.

Having recently entered a public high school, (my sister) has come to enjoy informing me about some of her more eccentric peers. Near the end of the school year, she told me fewer and fewer of her friends were merely normal boys who liked normal girls, or normal girls who liked normal boys. Rather, they identify as a slew of peculiarly novel “sexual orientations.”

Some were, of course, the usual “gay” or “lesbian,” but in addition to these were “demisexuals,” “androsexuals,” and “therians” (which, she explained, are people who are only attracted to individuals who commune with the same spirit animal). One identified as a “panromantic polyamorous asexual non-binary space god.”

Are these actual “genders” (a word that has been maliciously maimed of its original meaning) or just young, insecure and rather boring people trying desperately to make themselves seem interesting; like the middle-aged women you see at the supermarket with tramp stamps and oddly-colored hair.

Instead of making up new sexualities to show how very, very clever, tolerant and shallow we are, perhaps there is more richness to be gained in appreciating the innate and natural sexuality of men and women as it has evolved over thousands of years.

For myself, I happen to think real, masculine “cisgendered” men are pretty awesome on their own; I’ve always found athletes, soldiers and hunters far more interesting than drag queens or pajama boys.

 

A Couple of Defectives

Posted by V the K at 7:24 am - June 26, 2015.
Filed under: Gays in Other Lands

A gay and transsexual couple from Russia hate that country’s anti-gay laws so much that they have defected… to ISIS.

The pair claimed that they had suffered persecution and abuse from family and locals in the home in Kamchatka region in the extreme east of Russia.

They hoped they would be welcomed if they went to Syria after watching an ISIS recruitment video online.

The source on this seems pretty dubious; not Chinese newspaper dubious, but enough to advise caution. Still, it’s not completely implausible. After all, Queers for Palestine is a thing.