The owners of a vegan cafe in the country of Georgia say group of neo-Nazis started throwing grilled meat at patrons. It happened over the weekend at the Kiwi Cafe in the capital city of Tbilisi.
The cafe was holding an English-language movie screening when the group came in and started the violence.
They pulled out grilled meat, sausages, fish and started eating them and throwing them at customers before starting to smoke, which is forbidden at the cafe.
Also, in news of crazy-stuff-that-cannot-ever-happen-here-yet, a school in the area once known as Great Britain has banned playground whistles on the grounds that the noise may traumatize children. I am not making this up.
This shouldn’t even have to be said. Yet, making a simple statement of truth, of reality, of fact is a radical and dangerous act in a society that has thrown not just common sense but any semblance of sanity out the window; defenestrated that is.
Apparently, the substitution of the word “sex” with the vague word “gender” was the hobbyhorse of John Money back in the 1950s. Money was the corrupt sexologist who is most notorious for utterly ruining the life of David Reimer by talking his parents into raising David as a girl after a botched circumcision left him without a penis. Money drooled at the chance to experiment on little David because David happened to have an identical twin brother who could serve as a control for Money’s little inquest. In the 1970s, feminists took off with Money’s new lexicon, and we’ve been sloppily repeating the word “gender” ever since.
“Gender” doesn’t mean anything concrete when applied to human identity because “gender identity” is all about a state of mind that’s not rooted in any objective reality. Sex, on the other hand, is quite definitely rooted in physical reality. Yet when “sex” makes an appearance in “gender identity non-discrimination laws,” it is masked as something that doesn’t exist in reality. A standard definition of “gender” is that it means someone’s perception of self (as male, female, both, or neither) “whether or not it aligns with the sex they were assigned at birth.” Part of the premise of transgender law is to get you to believe that your sex was erroneously—and even maliciously—“assigned” to you at birth.
Jurisdiction after jurisdiction has signed on to that canard. It forces onto us a fraudulent premise that denies the reality of our own physical bodies.
No posting today. I’ve been stripping hideous wallpaper. (Photo to come.)
“At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.” — PJ O’Rourke
Obama’s angry, ignorant children strike again.
A Vietnam War memorial in the Venice area of Los Angeles has been extensively defaced by graffiti. The vandalism occurred sometime during the past week, KCAL/KCBS-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1RAa3mg) reported. The homespun memorial painted on a block-long wall on Pacific Avenue lists the names of American service members missing in action or otherwise unaccounted for in Southeast Asia.
News of the vandalism came as another veterans-related memorial was reported damaged in Henderson, Kentucky. Police say a Memorial Day cross display there that honors the names of 5,000 veterans of conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War has been damaged by a driver who plowed through the crosses early Saturday.
In Virginia, the Petersburg National Battlefield has apparently has been looted, the National Park Service said. Numerous excavations were found at the Civil War battlefield last week, Jeffrey Olson, and agency spokesman, said in a news release Friday. Petersburg National Battlefield is a 2,700-acre park marks where more than 1,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died fighting during the Siege of Petersburg 151 years ago.
All of this has happened before, all of this will happen again.
Went to the range with my son yesterday. It was the usual place; a public range, and it was a little busier than usual. There were three adult-but-teenage guys next to us with a Mosin Nagant, a Hi-Point pistol, and a couple of rifles. One of the guy was not into guns, but his buddies were, so he went to the range with them. We have never gone to a shooting range together and not engaged in friendly conversation with other people who were there. People like to ask what kind of gun you have, do you like it, is it any good? People let other people handle and fire their weapons. (Note: Democrats want to make this illegal. Handing your gun to someone at a firing range so they can check it out would be a felony under the system of “Universal Background Checks” Democrats are so eager to impose.) It’s a very friendly, accepting atmosphere at the range. (One of the adult-but-teenaged guys mentioned he was saving up because he wanted to buy an AR15 “before Hillary is elected and makes them illegal”).
In contrast, gay social scenes in my experience have been insular, cliquish, and… if not openly hostile to outsiders, at least not welcoming. Has anyone else observed that?
Anyway, you’ve heard about Katie Couric deceptively editing her little anti-gun documentary to make Supporters of the Human Right of Self-Defense look as if they had no counter-argument to an anti-gun leftist talking point? I guess this is why leftists hate it when conservative speakers come to college campuses; the left only wants to have “debates” where their allies in the media can control the message.
The winner of this week’s “Leftist Takes Offense on Behalf of Other People for Something Normal People Would Never in a Million Years Find Offensive in Order to Demonstrate a Superior Sense of Moral Authority” — The coveted LTOOBOOPFSNPWNIAMYFOIOTDASSOFMA Award — goes to Senior Editor Bill O’Sullivan of the Washingtonian Magazine, who says the phrase “To
State Start a Family” is a cisnormative microaggression trigger against those who can’t or choose not to have families.
“Start a family devalues any couple who doesn’t happen to have kids, for whatever reason. It even sells single people short, who may not have children but do have ‘chosen’ families of friends,” he argues.
It offends *him* because it might hypothetically hurt the feelings of some other group of people; thus he claims moral authority on their behalf and gets to call anyone who uses the phrase “start a family” a hate-filled bigot.
ICYMI, Milo Yiannopoulos was invited to give a talk at DePaul University. He and the College Republicans (or some similar group) were also required to pay $1,000 for extra security. Milo never got to speak because #BlackLivesMatter activists took to the stage, physically threatened him, and denied him the opportunity to speak; all this while the Security stood by and did nothing.
Language warning. Yeah, I get that Milo is a “provocateur.” But the reason leftists are shutting him down isn’t because he is a provocateur. It’s because he espouses a point-of-view that they don’t agree with. Or, as they call views they don’t agree with, “Hate Speech.
This is (apparently and as far as I know) a real, genuine Hillary campaign pitch; not a parody of what a desperately corrupt and out of touch elderly politician long-past-her-sell-by date would do to reach out to what her advisors tell her is a key voting demographic.
Is it just me, or is there a weird disconnect between the hipster neckbeard and hipster top-mullet? Like they were photoshopped from two different people. And shouldn’t he have a man-bun?
Meanwhile, in Bernie-Land
Sanders was introduced by a blind Filipino delegate and a gay actress who spoke passionately in favor of transgender rights and compared Sanders to a unicorn, because “he seems too good to be true.” Sanders, leaning on his lectern with both hands, recounted a moving encounter with a barista whose eyes filled with tears of gratitude for Sanders’s campaign. A man waved a homemade Sanders muppet in the air.
Yeah, I’m overusing the word dysphoria a lot. It means hating life. It’s very useful in describing the left.
Update: Hillary’s staff should have been more careful in their use of stock images.
Updated Update: Hillary’s campaign is disavowing the ad. So, if you trust Hillary to own up to an embarrassing mistake, feel free to believe her denial.
Apparently, poverty in America means our morbidly obese beggars are driving around in brand new pick-up trucks.
I suppose it’s plausible that this fella recently suffered a reversal of fortune and bought the truck in better times. Still, it doesn’t seem like the journey from “Buying a new pick-up” to “Panhandling at intersections” would be as short as that.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you did suffer a massive economic reversal? Personally, I do the best I can to insure myself against such an eventuality. I work hard at my job. I invest in additional training to keep my skills current. I keep enough money in savings to pay the mortgage for six months. I have enough emergency food to get by for months if I had to. Aside from the mortgage, I don’t carry much debt.
And if all that failed, I’m willing to take a job that’s beneath me and live in small, crappy house if I have to. I maintain good relationships with my relatives. So, in a really last ditch resort, I could crash on my brother or sister’s couch *if* I ever really had to.
Do you ever think about what you would do if you faced sudden poverty?
I think classes on Personal Finance and Financial Planning should be required in high school; they would be far more useful the LGBTQAAZXDS9ROLFMAO hyrstory or Social Activism 101.
Nope. Not Hillary Clinton. Melissa Gilbert (from Little House on the Prairie, yeah *that* Melissa Gilbert) who was running for a congressional seat in Michigan dropped out citing “health problems.”
The “health problems” apparently surfaced after her Republican opponent resorted to the dirty trick of pointing out that she was delinquent in her taxes and quoting her actual words.
Republicans dogged Gilbert’s campaign early by highlighting more than $470,000 in back taxes she owes the Internal Revenue Service and the state of California.
In April, Bishop’s campaign dug up video of a 2009 appearance Gilbert made on “The View” talk show in which she called attempts to sentence filmmaker Roman Polanski for the 1977 rape of a 13-year-old girl “excessive.”
“I think the punishment at this point may be excessive — I don’t know, that’s just my opinion,” Gilbert said.
Days after the video surfaced on YouTube, Gilbert disavowed the comments and apologized, saying “I said something I didn’t mean and don’t believe.”
Yeah, the old “I said it, but I didn’t mean it” defense; that only works for Donald Trump, sweetheart.
More Christian insight from people who despise Christianity.
Since Jesus had no human biological father, and since God, his heavenly Father, lacks a body, then Jesus was a man who likely had no Y chromosome. Would this not make Jesus more like a transgender person than a cis-gender one?
In order to prevent the virulent spread of devastating and often deadly sexually transmitted diseases in the gay community, such as HIV/AIDS, California has enacted common sense safe sex measures called the “Safe Sex for All Act”.
All gay men must be registered with the state. Failure to register within 10 days of coming out will result in a felony offense.
All gay sex is prohibited outside the home. If gay men wish to have sex outside the home, such as hotels, motels, RVs, or any safe place with a bed, they must receive a permit from the health department which shall be given or denied based on the director’s preference. Applicant must show “good cause” for receiving permit.
And so on. You get the picture.
The Coalition of the Self-Righteously Aggrieved is demanding that Captain America be a gay man, and James Bond be a woman. And, of course, Ghostbusters has been rebooted with an all-feminist “Grrl Power” cast. (And, apparently, it sucks.)
This is a recurring theme among the social justice left. Instead of creating their own organization for pale young boys, they insist on taking over the Boy Scouts. Instead of creating new woman heroes, or gay heroes, or hijra-genderqueer-two-spirit heroes… they want to take over something that was created by someone else.
Why is the Social Justice Warrior imagination so incredibly stunted that it cannot even imagine imagining its own new things? Why can it only imagine old things, given a new racial or sexual make-over?
Why are they altogether incapable of any kind of creative or productive thought whatsoever?
Oh that’s right: Because these are stupid, useless, trivially-minded people.
On a related note, is it too soon for the Socialist Juicebox Wankers to begin attacking the new Star Trek movie as racist? I mean, the villain is a black guy. And the hero is a white woman. A very, VERY white woman.
I mean, like, if she were any whiter, she could be an editor at the Huffington Post.
This Transgender victimization thing can be a pretty lucrative gig.
A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun.
According to The Oregonian, Leo Soell was born a woman, but now prefers to identify as “transmasculine” and “genderqueer,” meaning she does not consider herself to be male or female.
Soell had to withstand the horrible trauma and abuse of co-workers who used the pronouns “she” and “her.”
The suffering this individual had to endure should put all those crybaby war veterans in their place.
In other news of societal decline, the City of New York … having solved every other urban problem… released a list of the 31 genders that are lawfully recognized in the city, including “Third Sex,” “Hijra,” and “Drag Queen.” Businesses are required by law to recognize, accommodate, and emotionally support all 31.
It’s sort of a “Baskin-Robbins” of dysphoria.
I thought “Drag Queen” was a cabaret act, not a gender. But what do I know?
I’m not sure what “Third Sex” is, but I’m pretty sure it includes Chris Hayes.
I think “Godzilla Versus Hijra” was one of the best Japanese monster movies ever.
A Democrat-run city in a Democrat-run state is crawling with zombie voters.
A comparison of records by David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County.
Specifically, 265 in Southern California and a vast majority of them, 215, in Los Angeles County alone.
The numbers come from state records that show votes were cast in that person’s name after they died. In some cases, Goldstein discovered that they voted year after year.
Those 265 may seem like just a drop in the bucket, but those are just the ones they found in the course of a brief investigation. It’s a bit like cockroaches… for every one you see, there’s probably 100 more.
The Obama Regime … which will send the flying monkeys after any state that moves to keep men out of women’s bathrooms (and vice versa) has done jack squat about California’s defiance of Federal Law requiring them to keep their voting rolls accurate and free of dead or otherwise ineligible voters.
One cannot expect the Democrat politicians who benefit from voter fraud to police voter fraud or take action to prevent voter fraud.
Quite the opposite, Democrat-run California just passed a law to make voter fraud even easier.
David French wonders if the left’s transgender zeal is victimizing the mentally ill.
I ran across this heartbreaking interview of a University of Michigan-Flint social work professor whose 19 year-old daughter is “transitioning.” She’s autistic, and she’s been influenced by everything from pop culture to support group meetings to believe that she’s really a man. The story is tragic:
She started attending a local PFLAG meeting, where she met many trans people, including a number of FtoM trans teenagers who were raving about a certain “gender therapist.” Although the APA recommends a minimum of one year of “gender counseling” before surgery, this gender therapist (whom I consented to, before really understanding what I was doing) gave my daughter the go-ahead to have a bilateral mastectomy after only two sessions. This gender specialist never reviewed any of the Special Ed records or spoke to my daughter’s previous therapist, who had known her for a decade. And, crucially, she never asked my daughter, “Might you be a lesbian?”
It gets worse. As you might expect, her daughter wasn’t mentally equipped to understand the true consequences of her decision:
To give you some sense of my daughter’s level of understanding of what it means to transition, she told me recently that she believes that the testosterone “will grow her a penis.” I had to break the news to her that, although this is the mythology in the PFLAG meetings (where a number of the other young trans people are also autistic), this is not the case.
She has been taken advantage of. Healthy organs were amputated. This is insurance fraud, poor clinical practice, a violation of APA standards, unethical and unjust. It is a crime not just against women, but particularly against disabled women. So many of these young women who are “transitioning” are also autistic.
Despite stories like this, many states and professional associations are doing their dead-level best to render it not just unethical but also illegal to counsel teens away from such life-altering mutilations.
It is impossible to have an honest debate about the link between mental illness and transgenderism because to even suggest that a person who feels trapped in the wrong sex body would benefit from psychotherapy will result in accusations of bigotry and “transphobia.”
Obviously, the only “compassionate” thing to do to such people are to chemically and surgically mutilate them.
The San Diego Padres made the mistake of inviting the San Diego Gay Men’s chorus to sing the National Anthem at a baseball game. Drama ensued.
But when the moment arrived, the chorus was forced to stand on the field and listen to a recording of a woman singing the anthem instead, and the Padres never took any action to correct what the organization said was a mistake, such as allowing the chorus to perform after the recorded anthem ended.
I think the explanation that it was a technical glitch is completely plausible. But, you know how it is with snowflakes.
We call on the San Diego Padres and Major League Baseball to immediately launch a full and transparent investigation into the incident to determine if someone or some people intentionally engaged in anti-gay discrimination or a hate crime by playing a female’s voice to represent a group of gay men with the purpose of denigrating and/or ridiculing gay men. The historic significance of such an act is not lost on the LGBT community—especially in relation to professional sports—and added to the depth of embarrassment experienced by the singers and their families.
We also call upon the City of San Diego City Attorney’s Office and the City of San Diego Human Relations Commission to independently investigate this incident to determine if members of the San Diego Padres organization engaged in activity in violation of the San Diego Human Rights Ordinance or engaged in any deliberate hate crimes based on sexual orientation.
Oh, Good Lord, Princess. Get over yourself.
You’re always a victim. And it’s always about you.
HT: Peter H.