1. I am almost sure these 1970’s PSA’s marked the beginning of ‘Special Snowflake’ culture.
2. A PSA where a throbbing orb comes into a little girl’s bedroom at night to teach her about touching things. In particular, “smooth” and “soft” things. And she concludes that the best things to touch are… I won’t spoil it.
Was everybody in the 1970’s on acid?
From New Jersey, where anti-gun laws aren’t quite as strict as Democrats would like them to be, but are getting there.
According to an account provided by New York City’s WPIX, actor and stand-up comedian Carlo Bellario accepted the role of a gangster in a low budget film titled, Vendetta Games. While shooting a portion of the movie in November, the filmmaker provided Bellario with an air pistol to simulate a real firearm for the scene.
Under New Jersey’s gun laws, air pistols are treated as actual firearms. [Because Common Sense Gun Control!] This means that in order to possess an air pistol in public one must obtain a rather difficult to acquire permit to carry. Neither the filmmaker nor Bellario had a permit.
According to the article, despite explaining to police officers that he was filming a scene, Bellario was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. Bellario was forced to spend 4 days in Middlesex County jail before his girlfriend acquired $10,000 for bail with the help of a bondsman. With the impending legal expenses, Bellario has established a gofundme account to help pay for his defense. Unlawful possession of an air pistol is a third degree felony punishable by 3-5 years in prison. [Because Common Sense Gun Control!]
Wow, so much “common sense” there as the public is being protected from the menace of actors wielding air pistols.
I have an idea for a story I want to write. I’m calling it ‘The Time-Traveler’s Boyfriend.’ It will be my first stab at LGBT genre fiction. It was inspired by ‘The Time-Traveler’s Wife‘ which is a book that won oodles of awards and I was actually excited to read until I actually read it and it turned out to be a mawkish, ham-fisted soap opera.
“I can do better than this,” I thought, and I came up with an idea for countering the “Time-Travelers Wife’ with something that would be cheeky and fun, rather than cruel and tragic.
I also realized that a lot of the book would be set in 1970’s San Francisco. Knowing not much about the city (been there maybe a half-dozen times) and little about the era, I began looking for source material, and came upon recommendations for Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, which I was told was The Seminal Work of gay literature in that period. I Kindled a copy.
The barrier for classic gay literature is even lower than the bar for Feminist Scifi.
There’s barely any plot, just a series of cliches. Most of the book is just snatches of dialog, often without attribution so you can’t tell which character is talking. The Michael Tolliver character who is supposed to be one of the greatest gay characters in literature does nothing but make catty chatter and sleep around. The rest of the characters are ciphers that Ayn Rand would have found shallow and monodimensional.
So, the upshot is… I read one book that I was told was great but actually sucked. This led me to read another book I was told was great but actually sucked.
Sad puppies, I totally get it now.
If both parties were treated equally by the media, all the Democrat candidates would be asked to respond to this racist, whackjob opinion.
One of the commonest features of progressive, Democratically-governed cities is the pervasive smell of public urination. San Francisco has chosen to address the issue it by inaugurating the first open-air public urinal, which I believe will be henceforth known as the Harvey Milk Memorial Scenic Viewing Area.
San Francisco’s iconic Dolores Park is now home to the city’s first open-air urinal, the latest move to combat public urination in the city.
Because the best way to combat a problem is to accommodate it. #LeftistLogic
City crews have inspected 10,000 light posts to make sure they won’t fall over from erosion. That comes after a three-story-tall light post corroded by a likely mix of human and dog urine, and weighed down by a large banner, toppled.
Now, I wonder what they will do about the aggressive, mentally ill panhandlers. Perhaps by paying them to limit their aggressive pan-handling to the Dolores Park.
So, apparently, Vermont is going to try and out-Folsom Folsom Street. (I won’t say the link is NSFW (no nudity) but I wouldn’t click on it at work).
The Rough Stock Roundup is a private event similar to the Horse Fairs (Fickstutenmarkt) that take place in Europe.
At our events willing mares offer themselves to stallions. But at our Roundups, there are also cowboys who can ride either mares or stallions, or even rope them together and ride them both. Like all roundups, there are event guidelines and registration regulations.
Before the roundup begins, each participant decides whether he wants to be a mare, a stallion, or a cowboy. Cowboys must be interviewed and approved by The Master of the Horse.
Hey, you know what? This isn’t my bag, but if people want to do this sort of thing in a private location, it’s none of my business. As long as no one is coerced into participating, as long as no one is coerced into accepting this as normal, and as long as no taxpayer money is involved, it’s none of my my business.
There’s an old expression that goes “I don’t care what they do as long as they don’t do it in the street and scare the horses” that has never been more appropriate.
It looks like Donald Trump made a smart move skipping the debate, since FoxNews had prepared a couple of ambush questions. One was from an illegal immigrant whose name translates as “Sweet Candy.” It says a lot about how deep we have sunk into Idiocracy that someone with the stripper name “Sweet Candy” is asking questions in a presidential debate.
The other ambush question was from an Islamist Bernie Sanders supporter. Why is an Islamist Bernie Sanders supporter asking questions during a Republican debate? FoxNews was trying *way* too hard to prove “See, we’re not in the tank for Republicans. Look how tough we can be.” Anyway, the Islamist said that the USA was a “culture of hatred,” and asked “As president, what would you do to address this toxic climate and promote increased tolerance in the United States?” Jeb Bush, at whom the question was directed, accepted the “Culture of Hatred” premise totally. If the USA were really that hateful toward Mohammedans 1. they wouldn’t be coming here and 2. There would have been Mohammedan blood in the streets after any of several Islamic massacres against Americans. So far, nada. Jews are the subject of three times as many “hate crimes” in the USA as Mohammedans.
Also, and I am sure this is just a coincidence, the owners and operators at FoxNews have donated millions to pro-illegal immigration/open borders groups.
The Court Stenographers of the Democratic Media Complex mindlessly repeat the Obama/Hillary/Bernie talking point about the alleged “gun show loophole.” According to these lying sacks of crap, “A violent felon can buy (a gun) over the Internet (or at a gun show) with no background check, no questions asked.”
What none of the
reporters Democrat Media Operatives actually do is try to purchase weapons without a background check. Because if they did, it would do damage to ‘The Narrative’ if the left’s base of Low Information Voters found out you actually do need a background check to buy a firearm from a dealer at a gun show. Steven Crowder did what DMO’s won’t do and tried to buy a firearm without a background check.
Spoiler alert: No one would sell to him.
“There’s no way to do that,” the vendor said. He told Crowder that guns purchased at the show must be registered with the ATF before buyers can bring them home. “You could come in here with a million dollars in cash and I still wouldn’t give it to you.”
Of course, you can buy guns from someone who is willing to break the law to sell you one. You can also buy heroin and child porn from someone who is willing to break the law, too. Obama/Hillary/Sanders aren’t trying to stop illegal gun trafficking, they are trying to put a stop to the legal ownership of guns.
Here’s the vid. The clever part is the intercut with Democrat Politicians and Media Operatives repeating their BS about “automatic weapons” and being able to buy same without a background check.
Steven Crowder has actually influenced a certain former liberal of my acquaintance into becoming moderately conservative through his effective videos.
In the Netherlands (a progressive democratic-socialist Eurotopian country in the Bernie Sanders model), the police are paying house calls to intimidate people who express the wrong ideas in social media.
Throughout the Netherlands, the police visits are part of campaign led by local authorities to address concerns related to social media at the communal level. A spokesperson from the municipality of Loon op Zand, which governs Kaatsheuvel, told DW that police in her municipality only rarely pay personal visits to social media users. If they do, she says, the goal is to clarify that user’s intentions and plans for real-world protests.A police spokesperson from the Oost-Nederland region added that similar programs in his region are intended to be proactive rather than reactive: Local authorities let social media users know in advance that they’re walking a fine line, and they also inform those users that they could face incitement charges if their calls for protests ultimately result in violence.
All Socialist countries will incline toward authoritarianism; this is because all Socialists are authoritarians in their bones. They are people who are driven to outrage that other people may make choices they disagree with. The socialist doesn’t like guns, therefore *you* will not be allowed to own a gun. The socialist hates the American South; it’s culture will be mocked and its symbols erased. The socialist approves of gay marriage, therefore you will be punished if you don’t support gay marriage. When socialists control the State, they control the apparatus to enforce compliance. This is their goal.
Note how many leftists today are cheering because the FBI killed a protester in Oregon last night, and want more.
Swedish police tried to save a 10 year old boy from a “migrant” refugee camp where he was being raped repeatedly. The “migrants” wouldn’t let them.
Tommy Robinson, ex-leader and founder of the English Defense League, reports that ten Swedish police officers fled a refugee center after being surrounded by a mob of violent “migrants.” The police had been called in after the staff at the center failed to safely transfer to another facility a 10-year-old boy who was being repeatedly raped. The staff’s inability to transfer him was due to a “hostile attitude” from the “refugees” when they made the attempt.
Progressive Leftists will claim it’s “xenophobic” to bring this up. I actually would prefer that this story turned out to be a hoax, but it is not inconsistent with the behavior of Mohammedan migrants or the cultural norms of the countries they come from.
Trump bailed out of the Thursday debate because Fox would not remove Megyn Kelly. FoxNews should have someone program a Donald Trump Quote generator based on an algorithm of his responses in previous debates. Megyn Kelly could pose it questions and it would spew out a random string of superlatives and hyperbole.
The parent company of FoxNews donates millions of dollars to a group that advocates Amnesty and Open Borders. So, Trump may have a point in calling them biased. But if he can “work with” Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, as he said, why not Megyn Kelly?
Tolerant Progressive Chris Matthews asks ‘Who’s going to watch a debate between the two Cuban guys?’ Definitely not the same people who want to watch a debate between two senile white Socialists and a human Ken doll.
Illegal immigrants love Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley. Mainly because they are promising to take the most money from other people and buy them things with it. It’s too bad for them illegals aren’t allowed to vote. (Wink, wink.)
When Trump said he would make Mexico pay for his wall, everybody said that was unrealistic and stupid. But Ho Chi Minh Sanders making ‘The Rich’ pay for Free Healthcare, Free College, Free Daycare and Free Everything for everybody including all the illegals …. that’s Visionary!
CNN says Bernie Sanders has an 18% chance of winning the Republican nomination. Given the state of the GOP Establishment, they may actually be right about that.
A Democrat city councilman in Indiana has been sworn in while in jail on murder and drug charges. And you wonder why Democrats don’t care that Hillary used an illegal email server to cover up her influence peddling?
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream…”
Hey! Hey! Move it along, bigot. The University of Oregon doesn’t need your hate speech.
Seriously, the Student Government at the University of Oregon considered removing MLK’s most famous quote from a campus building under renovation, because, y’know… what’s so special about black people?
But as renovation continues, the Oregon Student Union seriously considered replacing that quote. “The quote is not going to change,” reports student paper Oregon Daily Emerald, “but that decision was not made without some hard thought by the Student Union Board.”
When the student union considered the question, some students asked, “Does the MLK quote represent us today?” The problem wasn’t so much the message, but the fact that it only focused on racial diversity instead of gender identity.
“Diversity is so much more than race,” said one sophomore architecture major. “Obviously race still plays a big role. But there are people who identify differently in gender and all sorts of things like that.”
A comment from Sean L. got me to thinking.
Too many voters choose candidates for stupid reasons. “Which candidate would I rather have a beer with?” Or, “I want to be part of history and elect the Historic First Woman/African-American/Transgender-Atheist-Vegan-Differently-Abled-Muslim-Illegal-Immigrant.” Or, “I refuse to vote for Republicans because they are all Theocrats who will outlaw sex and put gay people in prison camps!” But there a few of us left who care about philosophy, policy, and other stuff that isn’t cool. And while there’s a broad range of issues to consider, one can usually come down to three issues of paramount importance.
These are mine. What are yours?
- Immigration: I want current law enforced until such time as the law is reformed. The law should be reformed to make illegal immigration as difficult as possible, and limit legal immigration to a level that is socially and economically sustainable.
- Constitutional and Human Rights: I want uncompromising support for Constitutional Rights. In a candidate, I want a commitment to appoint and fight for strict Constitutionalist judges.
- Regulatory Reform: The Regulatory Apparatus of the Federal Government should be pared down severely and future major regulations subject to Congressional approval.
From RCP: Americans Are Tired of Elites Considering Them Stupid and Vicious
George W. Bush, after the attacks of Sept. 11 made a point of visiting mosques and calling Islam a religion of peace.
Undoubtedly, he then feared that many Americans would attack and assault Muslims, actual or perceived, and a very few such attacks occurred. But government statistics count far fewer “hate crimes” against Muslims than against Jews.
Nonetheless Obama still behaves as if any suggestion that terrorists shouting “Allahu akbar!” has something to do with Islam will spark massacres and persecution across the country. The American people are seen as a great beast, incapable of reason or cool judgment. Stupid and vicious.
The Rebellion against Political Correctness…. which Donald Trump has successfully tapped into… is in part a rebellion against the Ruling Classes condescending to us; which is a passive aggressive way of expressing their contempt for us.
Back when I lived in Maryland, I knew more than a few people who thought that everything west of the DC suburbs and east of I-5 was a savage wasteland filled with dangerous inbred hicks. When we decided to move to the Midwest, a lot of people expressed what they thought was genuine concern for our safety. It’s incredibly how provincial the coastal elites are. And, yes, the contempt of the coastal elites for ‘Flyover Country’ is deep and sincere.
So, here’s what’s been going on with the leading candidates from both parties (plus one wannabe Napoleon).
This may be an election in which determining the lesser of two evils is nearly impossible. If neither party nominates anyone sane, I will be taking a good long look at the Libertarians this time around.
I was just editing Book 12 of my SciFi ebook series and I had totally forgotten than Donald Trump, in hologram form, makes a cameo appearance. He is the host at a giant casino on Ganymede that features the solar system’s largest and classiest sexateria.
In Progressive, Enlightened New York City, the city council has told police to stand down on enforcing laws against public urination. Because, apparently, holding all people to the expectation of not urinating in public is “RAYCISS!”
“We know that the system has been really rigged against communities of color in particular,” council member Melissa Mark-Viverito, a Democrat (of course – Ed.), told the Times. “So the question has always been, what can we do in this job to minimize unnecessary interaction with the criminal justice system, so that these young people can really fulfill their potential?”
On Monday, Mark-Viverito and other council members will introduce a set of bills called the Criminal Justice Reform Act. The laws are designed to make several quality-of-life laws much more toothless. Misdemeanor crimes to be nearly-but-not-quite decriminalized include public urination, excessive noise, drinking in public, marijuana possession and miscellaneous public park-related infractions.
Tomorrow, a lot my former colleagues in the National Capital Region will have the day off; possibly much of the week off. I’ll be at work since this part of “Flyover Country” was not affected by the Big Blizz. And you know what? That’s perfectly fine. Since leaving New Rome, I’ve discovered that the office isn’t so bad when it’s not on the other side of a ninety-minute commute. It’s also better when you don’t have to work for a horrid boss.
Not to go into too much detail, but the management at my previous company hired a very, very bad person to head the department I worked in. I could write an entire Management book based on her. The letter I left at my exit interview was twelve pages long, single-spaced, and accompanied by a PowerPoint demonstration that just listed and categorized the humiliations, petty gamesmanship, unprofessional behavior, general incompetence, and actual physical abuse she had demonstrated since coming on board. I don’t think I was alone, since no fewer than twelve people resigned from our department between the time she came in and the time I left; and our department was only about 20 people.
This person, called her “Bebe,” was obsessed above all else with how things looked to upper management. She actually spent as little time as possible working with our department as she could, because she was trying to get in on every Executive Level meeting, even when it had nothing to do with her. Anyway, there were several people in our department who worked flexible hours and telecommuted; they had been hired in with that promise. It was especially valuable for mothers who had to work schedules around their children and the always horrible DC/NOVA traffic. She implemented a policy of ‘Core Hours,’ meaning everyone had to be in the office from 8:30 to 5:30, because … I am not making this up… “It looks bad when one of the VP’s walks through and sees a bunch of empty cubicles.”
She, by the way, routinely rolled in between 10 and 10:30.
And there was worse. Much much worse than that, but I don’t want to turn this post into a long, whiny diatribe. But I thought maybe others had terrible boss stories they would like to share with the class.
Who knew Alabama in the 1956 was on the cutting edge of Progressive thought?
Hat Tip: I Require Art