Gay Patriot Header Image

Hate Trumps Love

Posted by V the K at 7:55 pm - June 22, 2017.
Filed under: Civil Discourse

A Week Later, Democrats Are Still Inciting Violence Against Republicans. The Republican Obamacare “Repeal” Bill barely changes Obamacare at all, but that hasn’t stopped Liz “Fauxcahontas” Warren from pumping out hate propaganda to her stupid and violent followers:

I’ve read the Republican “health care” bill. This is blood money. They’re paying for tax cuts with American lives.

And it’s working, as demonstrated by the voice mail left for a Republican congressman.

“I’ve seen the prayer ya’ll were saying at the baseball diamond … I think ya’ll better hit your knees and pray for the people that you’re screwin’ up their lives,” the message stated, according to a criminal complaint filed by Capitol Police in U.S. District Court in Columbus.
“We’re coming to get every g**amn one of you and your families. Maybe the next one taken down will be your daughter. Huh? Or your wife. Or even you.”

There have been more than thirty threats made against Republican Congressmen since last month.

Health Insurance Question

After weeks of closed door meetings, the Republican senate leadership has unveiled their “Obamacare Replacement” bill; which preserves everything in Obamacare that has driven the costs of health care skyward. The onerous regulations will remain, responsible people who buy insurance before they need it will still be gouged to pay for irresponsible people who don’t buy “insurance” until after they need it, the modest “opt out” provisions in the House Bill are gone, the subsidies will actually increase. The main thing it does is shuffle taxes around and bail out giant insurance companies.

More generally, it represents a failure to think beyond the confines of the law that is already in place. At a fundamental level, the Senate plan accepts Obamacare’s premises about the nature of health insurance and the individual market. It works from the assumption that the only way to make expensive health insurance cheaper is to subsidize it through the federal government. It is a plan that subsidizes, and therefore disguises, unaffordability, rather than attempting to bring down costs directly.

Precisely. The Republicans are really no different than the Democrats; they love Government and see Government as the solution to every problem.

Here’s what I don’t understand. To set this up, I don’t think the Government has any business regulating health insurance beyond protecting people from fraud. People should be able to work out any contractual arrangement with an insurance company they want. The Government’s only  role should be to enforce that arrangement should either party try to renege; which would be done through the judiciary, not the legislature. That’s what I believe, but apparently, I’m in the minority. All right, fine. So, the majority believes that the Government should be able to tell insurance companies what kinds of policies they have to sell.

OK, if that’s the parameters for this discussion … why would it be so BAD, even in that scheme… for the Government to set a Minimum Coverage Baseline that was just Catastrophic Coverage + one check up per year? People would be covered if they got cancer or had a heart attack or were attacked by a bear … big expensive stuff. And they could get an exam from a doctor once a year if they want. That wouldn’t cost much, and the minimum that anyone needs. And if you have a minor medical issue, you assume the risk of paying for it out of pocket. From that baseline, you could modularize coverage, paying more for prescription coverage, and more for mental health treatments, depending on what you think you might need in the future.

You may not personally like that choice… but why doesn’t the Government even allow that choice?

I kind of suspect that its the insurance companies that want the Government to force middle-aged gay men to pay for insurance that covers obstetrics and gynecology, and tee-totaling Mormons to buy coverage for alcohol and drug addictions. And forcing normal people to pay for sex reassignments for those with body dysphoria. Having the Government force people to buy sh-t they’re never going to use is sort of Crony Capitalism 101.

We’re a Society of Puritan Scolds

Posted by V the K at 6:55 pm - June 22, 2017.
Filed under: Political Correctness

Here’s the scene: An attractive young woman attends a public event wearing a very short skirt. A man notices. Result: Outrage.

Aly Raisman found herself in an uncomfortable situation during Wednesday night’s NHL Awards when an aging hockey great made a leering comment about her legs.
Raisman, the 23-year-old gymnastics star, spoke about sharing the stage with “one of the old greats,” former Los Angeles Kings center Marcel Dionne, to present the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, an annual award for an NHL player who displays — irony alert — gentlemanly conduct.
The 65-year-old Hall of Famer then took the banter to a creepy new level.
“Thank you, thank you,” Dionne began. “And I am excited to be on stage with three-time Olympic medalist. Look at those legs.”

OK, a little creepy for a guy to be checking out a chick young enough to be his granddaughter, but she seems to have handled the incident with more grace than Post reporter Jaclyn Hendricks . Feminists claim — and therefore, the social justice left that dominates our culture must agree — that “the male gaze” is equivalent to rape. By “the male gaze,” they mean normal men doing what normal men do and checking out attractive women. Mainly, the women who object to “the male gaze” are not often checked out by normal men.

Can we be honest and just admit that every time people get outraged over something stupid, it diminishes the things we should actually get outraged about. If a feminist gets just as outraged over an old man checking out a woman’s legs as normal person should get outraged over like, I don’t know, actual rape… it diminishes the latter.

So, I guess, the point is, we have to stop getting outraged over minor stuff. Although that’s not how the internet works. You’re supposed to show outrage over trivial things because it shows how enlightened and “socially conscious” you are. And if you don’t show sufficient outrage, the Sensitivity Police might come after you.

After the jump is something extremely offensive. Deal with it as best you can.

(more…)

This Is What Hate Speech Looks Like

Airstrip 1, as I reported earlier today, sent a man to prison for posting his nasty, violent thoughts about Muslims on Facebook. I think it is wrong for the state to punish people for speech; even this Posh Being.

Mere days after a Bernie Sanders supporter shot Congressman Steve Scalise and two black members of his police detail, a Connecticut professor posted a Medium article on Facebook declaring: “Let Them F*cking Die.” The professor went on to write that white people are “inhuman a**holes” who still prop up a “white supremacy system,” so black people should not help them if their lives are in danger.

“I’m fed the f*ck up with self identified ‘white’s’ [sic] daily violence directed at immigrants, Muslim, and sexual and racially oppressed people,” Johnny Eric Williams, associate professor of sociology at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., posted on Facebook Sunday. “The time is now to confront these inhuman a**holes and end this now.”

Let. Them. F*cking. Die.” For relish, the author added, “And smile a bit when you do. For you have done the universe a great service. Ashes to ashes. Dust to bigots.”

You may wonder how these people end up in Academia, but the truth is, the progressive leftists who run universities love violent, extreme leftists. Bill Ayers ended up with a plush job at the University of Illinois. In their minds, they are all little Che Guevara’s fighting for the noble cause of global socialism.

As for Professor Williams, he wants you to know that… he’s actually the victim.

“The black community is beside itself all over the country with the constant killing. It doesn’t matter what we do, we still be killed, we still go to jail. Just being black and living is a crime. That’s what seems to be the problem.”

He says the article in Medium covered “broader issues” in addition to calling for the violent deaths of white people. This is true, because the main thrust of the article is that blacks, LGBT’s, and others should be indifferent to any suffering or death suffered by white people, should never be civil or decent to white people in any way. (They’re way ahead of you on that at Evergreen State, maybe you should see if they have any openings.) The article’s “enlightened” view is that you only owe civility and decency to people who share your racial, cultural, or sexual identity. Morality isn’t individual, it’s collective.

Reading the comments to that Medium article, by the way, is pretty indicative of where the Social Justice Left is these days.

We could have millions of illegal votes?

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 11:51 am - June 22, 2017.
Filed under: National Politics,Voter Fraud, Voter Suppression, Voter ID

V mentioned this as an aside; I think it’s worth a post. According to a new study, millions of noncitizens may be casting illegal votes. The study focuses on data from 2008, but one could extrapolate forward.

As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House…

Just Facts President James D. Agresti and his team looked at data from an extensive Harvard/YouGov study that every two years questions a sample size of tens of thousands of voters. Some acknowledge they are noncitizens and are thus ineligible to vote.

To be clear: The number of illegal votes could also be a something under 1 million.

[Old Dominion University] professors, who stand by their work in the face of attacks from the left, concluded that in 2008 as few as 38,000 and as many as 2.8 million noncitizens voted.

Mr. Agresti’s analysis of the same polling data settled on much higher numbers. He estimated that as many as 7.9 million noncitizens were illegally registered that year and 594,000 to 5.7 million voted.

The point is: the number, whatever it is, is much greater than the “zero” claimed by some on the Left. The article goes on to discuss why Agresti’s estimation techniques are more realistic.

Clearly, the science is not settled. These matters need further study. AND, our election offices and practices must always guard against illegal voting.

It’s plausible to suppose that most illegals would vote Democrat. Hopefully, Republicans will be doing something useful on this, over the next 18 months:

Last month, the president signed an executive order setting up a commission to try to find on-the-ground truth in illegal voting. Headed by Vice President Mike Pence, the panel also will look at outdated voter lists across the nation with names of dead people and multiple registrants.

Manphobia hits new lows

In left-wing Berlin, Germany, we now have a crackdown on advertising that would dare to depict women as “nurturing, happy to do housework, beautiful, addicted to shopping” or men as “rational, aggressive, technologically gifted”.

Get it? Ads must feature unpleasant, unattractive, angry feminists disposing of pathetically weak and foolish men.

Boys must not be shown as “liking sports, the colour blue, and playing with technology”. According to these German feminists(!), girls are so stupid and deficient by nature that when they “see images of heterosexual housewives, the consequence is that they cannot imagine themselves outside this framework.”

Meanwhile in Madrid, they banned ‘manspreading’. Because God Forfend that a man on a bus should sit a bit comfortably. Crowder explains it to women and gets some to admit to the existence of female privilege.

Democrats Have New Allies in Effort to Oust Trump

Posted by V the K at 8:48 am - June 22, 2017.
Filed under: Post 9-11 America

The Islamic Supremacist Government of Iran is coming to the aid of Democrats (and DIABLO Republicans) in their efforts to drive Donald Trump out of his legitimately elected office.

A senior Iranian leader and confidant of the Islamic Republic’s president is threatening to “depose” President Donald Trump if he continues his policy of confronting Iran and its terror proxy groups in the Middle East, according to recent comments that come as Iranian military leaders threaten missile strikes on U.S. forces and bases in the region.

I guess all those billions of dollars in baksheesh Barack Obama paid to the mullahs turned out to be a pretty good investment on the Democrat side.

Mr. Soros, Mr. Steyer, Get out your Checkbooks

Posted by V the K at 7:01 am - June 22, 2017.
Filed under: Republican Resolve & Rebuilding

Well, the Democrats spent about $40M to try and win a seat in a purplish district and failed. Pajama Boy not only underperformed Hillary in the district; he got fewer votes than the 2016 Democrat candidate in 2016.

So, maybe they need to up the ante and, in 2018, spend $50M on each of the 25 districts they need to retake the House. A cool $1.25 Billion. (About what Hillary spent in 2016, BTW.)

One potential fly in the ointment… the Democrat Party is broke and had a terrible fundraising month in May.

Many Democrats really believe that recruiting clones of Liz Warren and Kamala Harris and engaging in more street violence will help them flip red districts in the Midwest to blue. It won’t.

Nothing preps you for next election more than concluding your team is too virtuous to win & voters are too evil or dumb to see the truth. – Jonah Goldberg

A few Democrats recognize that normal Americans care about the economy, (also, border security, and protecting civil society from terrorism {the Trump agenda}). Not a phony, “Russia Russia Russia” scandal ginned up by Hillary Clinton campaign operatives after losing an election, or phony, virtue-signaling issues like Transgender locker rooms for teenagers. But all of the money and power in the Democrat Party is held by wealthy people in Washington, New York, San Francisco, and Chicago.

(BTW: It also looks like Trump was right about illegal voters. There may have been five million or more of them in the 2016 election.)

Honestly, the best shot the Democrats have at retaking the House and Senate in 2018 is for Republicans to continue to sabotage the Trump agenda. The Republican Establishment may despise PDT, but Republican voters want border security, want tax and regulatory reform to help grow the economy, want a revitalized manufacturing sector, and want a rational policy response to the growing threat of Islamic Supremacist terror. If Republicans in Congress don’t deliver on this agenda, then they will bodily function away their majority.  The only question is whether they hate Trump more than they love their phony-baloney jobs.

Airstrip 1 Cracks Down on Rudeness Toward Mohammedans

Posted by V the K at 6:33 am - June 22, 2017.
Filed under: Free Speech

On Airstrip 1, a man has been sentenced to over a year in prison for saying mean things about Mohammedans on Facebook.  True, he said some pretty awful things about bombing mosques and throwing Mohammedans on bonfires, but the key point is, all he did was say these things.

I would be curious to know how many people on Airstrip 1 have been arrested for saying mean things about Christians.