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Posted by V the K at 6:22 pm - April 11, 2018.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

Once again, the progressive left is battling reality with hashtags; because they’re idiots.

Yes. The above is from an actual Airstrip One media campaign to reduce knife violence give jobs to soyboys and soygirls in the graphic arts community.

That is, without a doubt, the stupidest thing happening on Airstrip One this week. But this is a damned close second.

A Pride event in Glasgow has banned drag queens from performing, after committee members decided acts could offend trans people.

Free Pride Glasgow, which bills itself as an anti-commercialist alternative to the Scottish city’s main Pride event, said trans and non-binary committee members were “uncomfortable with having drag performances“.

The organisation said in a statement that it hopes to create a safe space for all members of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual) community, and that while the decision may “disappoint” some people “the needs of the most marginalised groups within our community come first.”

It went on to stress that attendees can wear “what they want” and “express their gender how they please”, but that “self-described drag acts” would not be allowed to perform.

I guess this is why I could never be a leftist. I’m not stupid enough to think that hashtags are the solution to everything (“#BringBackOurGirls”) or obsessively fret about people who are so into drama that not offending them is simply unpossible.

And while we’re on the topic of leftists being stupid.

A school district in Pennsylvania has come up with a unique response to the Parkland shooting. The district spent about $1,800 to arm all of its teachers with miniature baseball bats.

We really do not deserve to survive as a culture.



  1. My houseboy may occasionally wear a kilt, but I wouldn’t call it “drag”.

    Comment by Ted Bunker (Charging Rhino) — April 11, 2018 @ 7:14 pm - April 11, 2018

  2. Some feminists have argued for years that drag performers should be banned because by their very nature they ridicule and mock actual women. But I guess it took the trans and non-binary folks to actually get someone to take action.

    In my younger days when I used to go to pride parades, festivals, and rallies, I never understood why drag performers were always such a key part of the proceedings. Even the local LGBTQQICAPF2KLMAO bar association had drag queens on stage the one year I went to their annual dinner. What does drag have to do with being homosexual?

    Comment by Conservative guy — April 11, 2018 @ 7:51 pm - April 11, 2018

  3. I will never understand the attraction of a life that has one perpetually triggered and unhappy. And as much as I dislike drag generally, the schism it has created for this event is good news: the nature of being ‘transgender’ has nothing to do with homosexuality. Get your own event.

    Comment by Ignatius — April 11, 2018 @ 8:09 pm - April 11, 2018

  4. Miniature…baseball…bats.

    In case of some homicidal maniac who goes on a rampage while armed with miniature baseballs?

    Some leftists ridiculed the idea of arming teachers with handguns, saying that handgun bullets are slower than rifle bullets. (That may be true, but the difference in velocity is not enough to make a difference in effectiveness at close range.) And some excused the Broward County deputies for not going in and engaging the killer, because they only had pistols, and were outgunned. (Anthony Borges was gravely wounded while blocking a door to protect his fellow students. Peter Wang and two other students were killed while opening a door to help others to escape. Coach Aaron Feis was killed while shielding students with his body. All of those heroes were unarmed. The deputies had automatic pistols.)

    So, a .40 Glock or .357 Sig-Sauer is inadequate against a .223 rifle, but a baseball bat is an effective weapon?

    The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.

    Comment by Tom — April 11, 2018 @ 8:31 pm - April 11, 2018

  5. Is there a physics analogy here? The nearer we get to a critical mass of stupidity, the more morons and bozons are emitted?

    A bit more stupid and – boom. And it looks like we’re trying really hard to get there in Syria.

    Comment by KCRob — April 11, 2018 @ 8:55 pm - April 11, 2018

  6. I remember the story about the school that was going to put buckets of rocks in the classrooms. I thought, okay slightly better than a sharp no. two pencil, but not that smart. The mini bats makes that idea seem like genius.(Paging Batman) At least the rocks have range. How about bows and arrows, javelin or a thrown spear? Maybe if you insist on close combat, a katana, a mace or a tommahawk?!

    Comment by Matthew the Oilman — April 11, 2018 @ 9:17 pm - April 11, 2018

  7. The mainstream leftist Scottish gays must be incensed, finding themselves to be in a conservative position respective to a radical far-left gay agenda. You can bet on a bunch of broken heels and drinks thrown in faces of the nearest offensive personage.

    They’re only amusing to 20-somethings.


    Put on your pragmatic bifocals, peeps, gather your like-minded friends and family and get ready to #vote in November, even if the choice is stinky and compromised. Ignore the morons who can’t get past the Planned Parenthood failure and the debt. Conservatives and Republicans who don’t understand strategy, are worthless. The Village fools aren’t important when there are gay cakes to bake.

    Comment by Hanover — April 11, 2018 @ 10:30 pm - April 11, 2018

  8. They have retconned history to exclude the drag community who were on the front lines in the fight for gay rights from the beginning. I think the “so called” Trans movement should not be part of the LGB community because of their divisiveness.

    Comment by Juan — April 11, 2018 @ 10:45 pm - April 11, 2018

  9. Could we hope, that with enough time, the leftist herd will ban themselves?

    I can’t remember either the author or the title of a sci-fi novel I read years ago, but the people increasingly in the left remind me of the book. For ecology – the rulers ruled all humans would need to end their lives and the species for all the ‘evil’ done in the past. These critters make think the novel might have been more than just fiction.

    But – banning drag queens? The rot in Airstrip One is advanced. We have so much to look forward to here across the ‘pond’.

    Comment by Dav — April 12, 2018 @ 12:37 am - April 12, 2018

  10. Hi V the K,
    It is fun to bash silly left wing behavior. And safe as well. I just wonder when you will be addressing the political and economic events of the last few weeks–domestic and abroad? As I have said to you and others here before–behaviour that would be completely unacceptable to you and others on this site if displayed by a Democratic Party President is left uncommented on by you when it concerns a (nominally) Republican one. Trillion dollar deficits and corruption ignored. And just add a big ETC. OK–it is your editorial discretion–but your choice of posts and the comments that people make concerning them have an air of unreality about them given what is going on politically and economically in this country right now. It just feels to me like you are whistling past the graveyard or fiddling while Rome burns.
    Anyway, cheers.

    Comment by Cas — April 12, 2018 @ 1:53 am - April 12, 2018

  11. (Shhh, don’t tell it that Rome isn’t burning. It tickles me pink to know that when these “people” only get their news from the Democrat media, they’re always misinformed, they’re always hysterical. Dupes)

    Comment by Hanover — April 12, 2018 @ 5:24 am - April 12, 2018

  12. I remember Milo Yiannoupolis saying we should take the T out of the LGBT.

    Comment by Pawfurbehr — April 12, 2018 @ 8:24 am - April 12, 2018

  13. Cas- Just letting you know, it’s racist to point out trillion dollar deficits.

    Comment by Louise B — April 12, 2018 @ 10:22 am - April 12, 2018

  14. Don’t mess with me, I’ve got a mini-bat and a bucket of rocks. I also have a drag outfit around here somewhere if worse comes to worse.

    Comment by Rex — April 12, 2018 @ 11:27 am - April 12, 2018

  15. OK–it is your editorial discretion–but your choice of posts and the comments that people make concerning them have an air of unreality about them given what is going on politically and economically in this country right now.

    This country of Cas is England. Lets look:

    •Households in the UK are the second most indebted among G7 nations. Debt in UK households stood at 150% of income in 2015. [A country’s debts have four elements – household debt, corporate debt, government debt and the trade balance, if it is in deficit.]

    •Households in the UK are the second most indebted among G8 nations. [Canada is #1, UK is #2, Japan is #3, US is #4, France is #5, Germany is #6, Italy is #7.]

    •UK council tax arrears have increased 12% in the past five years.

    •UK student debt has doubled to £100.5 billion in the past five years.

    •UK new finance issued by car dealerships has more than doubled in the past five years.

    •UK consumer credit debt has increased 19% in the past five years.

    •Household debt in the UK increased 7% in the past five years.

    •The UK’s trade deficit is the largest in the G7.

    •in the past five years, UK household debt has increased by an inflation-adjusted rate of 7.3%. UK wage growth adjusted for inflation (and excluding bonuses) advanced by 0.7% over the same five-year period. UK consumers have turned to credit to buy essential items.

    By comparison:

    •Japan’s public sector debt to GDP ratio is expected to breach the 250% mark, compared to the UK’s 89% and Germany’s 68%.

    •Germany has a large trade surplus, a government budget surplus and a bouyant corporate sector with relatively few borrowings.

    Meanwhile, in the United States, President Trump is effectively addressing and combatting trade deficits with Germany, Japan, Canada, Mexico and most importantly China and South Korea.

    V the K is on top of cataloging cultural rot, much of which is the bizarre silliness in the UK. Leftists in the UK refuse to see the Muslim “problem” which is tearing the country apart. The UK nanny state is being eaten alive by the takers who are squeezing the living bejesus out of the working class tax payers.

    It makes perfect sense for the hooligans to demand more bread and circuses from the nanny state because the nanny state is so “committed” to serving up goodies toted around on their stiff upper lips.

    [The G7 is the G8 without Russia. Russia has been omitted because the data on that enigma are so scant and inaccurate. However, the impact of Russia’s grip on fuel supplies in the EU and the UK is not to be ignored. Trump has turned the US into a major exporter of fuel and the UK and the EU are becoming grateful customers. Meanwhile, the US is totally energy independent and the US fuels market is neither subsidized nor do the price approach the free market level of fuels in the other G7 nations.

    It should also be noted Saudi Arabia is repositioning itself to survive as a competitive nation after its OPEC money creation enterprise has ceased to function.

    When Trump breaks the spine of the “global economy,” the EU, China, South Korea, Japan and everyone else will have to return to nationalism and cease and desist in the game of multi-national colonization of minor players.

    China has torn rare earths out of countries around the globe and left them in shambles. It is the greatest act of economic rape in history. At the same time, China has its teeming population on a cobweb leash and has to increase and create incredible levels of employment every day. If China is reduced to trade parity, their current problems multiply exponentially.]

    Cas loves to imply that This country is her country — the USA. But her country is the UK.

    The G7/G8, EU, multi-national corporations, global economy smoke screen is being reorganized by President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America. If you are anti-nationalism, it sucks to be you.

    Make America Great Again threatens the globalists to no end. The useless, feckless, dithering UN is a joke. The titans of global currency manipulation are not. It is those titans who have bought national governments around the globe and move them like so many pawns. Trump is the greatest threat imaginable to them. That is why globalists and the welfare leeches loathe every fiber of the Trump being.

    “You people” have had your chance time and again to show us how the utopian nanny state works. Trotsky was your most honest and practical advisor. But you refuse to get off your lazy asses and go genocidal on those who do not goose-step and arm salute your one state solution.

    Meanwhile. the sideshow of LGBTQRXYZ antics and the feminazi wars and the babbling demagoguery by “journalists” are growing in numbers and intensity. Social Justice Warriorism in an emotion-laden flywheel careening out of control.

    It is to laugh. You are pathetic, Cas.

    Comment by Heliotrope — April 12, 2018 @ 12:24 pm - April 12, 2018

  16. Hi Heliotrope,
    Thank you for pointing out my apparent inadequacies. “Pathetic” is a good word, Heliotrope. It is derived from “Pathos”– the rhetorical tool that seeks to elicit agreement through appeals to emotion; emotions such as pity. And after reading you and V the K, I am full of pity. For you and for this site. There is something terribly wrong with this country right now, and you can say it is the culture wars and that is a legitimate critique and worth arguing over.

    But, and it is a big “but” that EVERYONE else notices–even if you and V the K do not–it is one prong, and the unwillingness to address the other prong of the political and economic speaks volumes for why I feel the pity I do. I came to this site when Dan was in full cry and with a far more diverse commentator ecology then we have at present–I don’t think he would have hidden away from the world with what is going on, Heliotrope–the way that V the K has done. And this studied ignorance has gotten progressively worse over the last year on this site. Look through the posts and examine what they are about now–cultural issues almost exclusively. There isn’t even much of an attempt to defend what is obviously politically and economically indefensible anymore.

    Look at your reply to my observations. Oh, I see you tell us that the UK is a mess, China is rapacious, and MAGA is a cool chant we should get on board with, because… “Squirrels”! You can’t even bring yourself to discuss the political and economic situation in THIS country, right now–apart from your desire to burn the current international system to the ground, which will be better because … “Nationalism” or … –“Squirrels” or something. I know… “Socialism! Trotskyism!” Has it occurred to you that you are no longer a conservative, Heliotrope? You are a full blown radical for whom the ends (whatever they are) justify the means.

    And V the K,
    Nice post on the “More Stupid.” Keep fiddling, mate.

    Comment by Cas — April 12, 2018 @ 1:04 pm - April 12, 2018

  17. “Pathetic” is a good word, Heliotrope. It is derived from “Pathos”– the rhetorical tool that seeks to elicit agreement through appeals to emotion; emotions such as pity.

    This is why I prefer the Cockney pronunciation “pafe’ic” — with a glottal stop in place of the /t/. It serves to clarify that you intend the meaning of “lame; retarded; gay” and aren’t talking about pathos. (“Cor, ‘at buggers’s bloody pafe’itc, ‘e is.”)

    Incidentally, another good word is “bathetic,” derived from “bathos”– which implies that you’re attempting to do “pathos,” but with the leaden-handed subtlety of a Mexican soap opera.

    Comment by Throbert McGee — April 12, 2018 @ 1:23 pm - April 12, 2018

  18. Cas, tell me exactly what political and economic things are happening in this country currently that are so abhorrent that V the K need address them…much of what is being reported in the media right now is only being reported because of an obviously biased agenda toward one single individual. The MSM isn’t even hiding their bias anymore…nitpicking at everything…so, what exactly are you talking about?

    Comment by TADFORD2 — April 12, 2018 @ 3:51 pm - April 12, 2018

  19. It is to laugh.

    If the parasite Piss Cas wants to comment on such things, one would think it is more than capable of setting up its own site, given how much it preens about its intellectual superiority.

    But of course, Piss Cas is a parasite. It has no interest in hosting its own; it simply comes here to troll and to hijack and manipulate with ever increasing tantrums, just as when it called V the K a pedophile and claimed he only adopted his children to molest them.

    One need not pity Piss Cas. It is a parasite and a laughingstock by its own choice, a failure due to its own actions, a fool reduced to the equivalent of banging on pots and pans and screaming that everyone else is “stupid” to get its way.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — April 12, 2018 @ 4:33 pm - April 12, 2018

  20. Lastly, I find it interesting that Piss Cas invokes former blog poster Dan, especially since Piss Cas was well known for regularly saying said poster was bigoted and stupid and making anti-Semitic remarks. Indeed, Piss Cas and its fellow commenters regularly called him a sellout and an Uncle Tom.

    I now challenge Piss Cas to prove this wrong. After all, Piss Cas makes its assertions and demands we prove it wrong; now we have flipped the game on Piss Cas, openly stating that Piss Cas is a bigot, a bully and an anti-Semite and demanding Piss Cas prove otherwise.

    Now watch as Piss Cas screams and makes excuses.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — April 12, 2018 @ 4:37 pm - April 12, 2018

  21. FWIW, IDGAF about politics much any more. The country is fecked and there’s not a damb thing I can do about it, so why bother? Anybody who thinks posting on a blog is going to change our unsustainable fiscal trajectory or the demographic trends that are rapidly turning America into a third world pocilga de mierda is fooling themselves.

    Comment by V the K — April 12, 2018 @ 7:56 pm - April 12, 2018

  22. Cass-astrophe @ #16 is all in a snit over V the K and the commenters’

    unwillingness to address the other prong of the political and economic speaks volumes

    …and V the K @ #21 tersely replies:

    The country is fecked and there’s not a damb thing I can do about it, so why bother? Anybody who thinks posting on a blog is going to change our unsustainable fiscal trajectory or the demographic trends that are rapidly turning America into a third world pocilga de mierda is fooling themselves.

    Here’s the deal, Cass-astrope. We have an “ordered” government. In 2018 every seat in the House of Representatives and 1/3 of the seats in the Senate is up for election. In 2020 every seat in the House of Representatives and 1/3 of the seats in the Senate and the occupancy of the Oval Office is up for election. In 2022 every seat in the House of Representatives and 1/3 of the seats in the Senate is up for election. In 20204 every seat in the House of Representatives and 1/3 of the seats in the Senate and the occupancy of the Oval Office is up for election. However, if Trump is reelected in 2020, he may not run in 2024 or ever again.

    We don’t have any trap doors based on a “vote of confidence.” Our government keeps chugging on without primary alteration as it has continuously since 1789.

    If you want emotion laden back and forth on Trump, there are plenty of moon-bat sites to welcome you in. You are bringing your moon-bat crapola to a site where the commenters highly respect the Constitution, the ordered form of government, the rule of law, self-interest and limited government.

    Never once have you used the persuasion of logic to make your case. You judge comments in a nit-picking way and move the discussion to other matters and do piety dances. Maybe you just like to play the part of a monkey on a string. But it should occur to you that your game of hit-dodge-and babble has lost its utility.

    No nanny state has found even a clue of how to sustain itself other than by herding and clobbering. As a consequence, you moon-bats don’t have anything other than pie-in-the-sky. There is no proof-in-the-pudding of the nanny state.

    You were invited by TADFORD2 @ #18 to make your case about political and economic chaos in the USA.

    There is your opening. Got facts? Or will it be the same-old emotional crapola laced with piety?

    Comment by Heliotrope — April 13, 2018 @ 9:42 am - April 13, 2018

  23. Hmm… **crickets**

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — April 13, 2018 @ 11:01 am - April 13, 2018

  24. I’m with you, Ted B. But the screaming is funny. It clearly touches many a nerve.

    Throbert, there is plenty of bathos to go around here! 🙂

    I’ll move on when you pull that squirmy tapeworm that is currently wrapped around your brain and bowels out through your butt, North Dallas Thirty. I sense though, that you like it, just the way it is!

    And, V the K, I appreciate the honesty. You could have done the same when Democrats were in charge, but I recognize that it ain’t easy being a conservative in this climate.

    I can’t help that you don’t acknowledge a rational argument when it is offered, Heliotrope. The fact that you would either talk both sides of your mouth or stick your head in the sand and mumble–“Models! Models! Bah! Humbug!” in response is your problem, mate. And it is not a rational argument to offer your standard diatribe about Socialism! whenever anyone says something that irritates your sensibilities (which is often). Oh and “chaos”!!!! How weird.

    Comment by Cas — April 14, 2018 @ 1:45 am - April 14, 2018

  25. Hi, TADFORD2, let me offer you one economic example, and I will await with interest your reply. I am not talking about “chaos.” I am talking about recession.

    The economic policy that we have right now in this country makes no sense from an economic perspective. It isn’t conservative, it isn’t Keynesian, it is FUBAHR. I partially made this point back here. Basically, conservatives want to cut taxes and government spending. Progressives want to increase taxes and government spending. Here we have decreasing taxes and increasing government spending. What is the outcome of this—we run big deficits; really big. The argument that we have been given in the past (e.g., the Bush tax cuts) is that this will lead to big growth and larger tax revenues to cover the deficits—that was nonsense then, but the difference now is that Republicans aren’t even trying to make that argument anymore.

    So, we have deficits as far as the eye can see. We have a lot of stimulus in an economy that is already at full employment. How do we know it is at full employment? Check out U3 and U6. So, an economy at full employment is getting more stimulus. What will happen? Any changes to Aggregate Supply will take quite a while to show up, but the Aggregate Demand changes are happening right now. So, what is the end result? Too much demand chasing not enough supply, and we will see inflation. With inflation will come increased inflationary expectations from workers as they factor in increased prices that they are seeing. So, one can imagine a price-wage spiral. The Fed won’t allow this without a fight, and will increase interest rates in response. This will likely lead to a recession, as occurred in the early 1980s. Firms will not invest as much nor will consumers buy durable items as much because of this; AD will fall; unemployment will rise. Hey presto, what will we do to get ourselves out of it? Deficit spending—but now from a far worse fiscal position than otherwise. We could have increased taxes as Clinton & Co did in the 90s. That spurred sustained economic growth and kept the Fed at bay. We didn’t do that action this time. I expect a recession next year sometime, after the mid-terms. I will leave you to consider the timing of this. For my money, it makes political sense if your short term goal is to make it through the next election, and who gives a fig for the country. That is the Republican Party with all levers of government in their hands. If you disagree with my position, I would like you to spell out how it makes any sense to you as a conservative. This whole things stinks to high heaven.

    Statistics of interest: Inflationary expectations; the shape & changes in the interest rate yield curve; worker strikes; CPI, PPI, GDP deflator.

    Comment by Cas — April 14, 2018 @ 1:50 am - April 14, 2018

  26. Ah, the sweet rumble of mumbo-jumbo and the dazzle of argot meant to imply a higher understanding.

    The wheels on the bus have come off.

    Hey! Cas, howsabout you do something useful for us?

    With your superior intellect in the dismal science of economics you could explain how the state can finance the scheme called socialism. We understand the part where money is grabbed and redistributed. What we are too stupid to understand is how the perfectly balanced flywheel is kept in perpetual motion. You could also teach us all about Inflationary expectations; the shape & changes in the interest rate yield curve; worker strikes; CPI, PPI, GDP deflator, etc. in the process.

    Now be a good little pretend school marm and get cracking on setting up F.U. (Finance University.)

    Comment by Heliotrope — April 14, 2018 @ 9:29 am - April 14, 2018

  27. Two things Heliotrope:

    1. You don’t disagree with my analysis. You also think we are screwed, and for pretty much the same reasons I offered. Yelling “Socialism!” and using misdirection isn’t going to help you here.

    2. I find it sad that you are reduced to cheap rhetorical tricks to defend the indefensible–pretending to celebrate your ignorance and intellectual laziness so much-a bit like the Know Nothing folks back in the 19th Century; that is unworthy of you. We both know this is standard high school economics; no F.U. needed here.

    There is one thing I do agree with you about, though–the wheels have fallen off the bus–and you helped elect the mob that is doing it!

    Comment by Cas — April 14, 2018 @ 2:24 pm - April 14, 2018

  28. Wow! Happy Days! We are in agreement!!!!

    To recap:

    •Trump is right behind Washington as the greatest of presidents.

    •The economy is on the right path and growing ever stronger as we return to minimal welfare leeches, jobs, jobs, jobs and rebuild our industrial powerhouse productivity.

    •Globalists are being taught that the level playing field is critical to the concept of the free market and they are learning the lessons brought about by protective tariffs as the price for their blatant disregard for transparency.

    •Government is being trimmed and slimmed and returned to its Constitutional role.

    •The president is speaking loudly and using a big stick. Ask Syria and Putin.

    •Put up or shut up. Talk is cheap and pussy-footing around snowflakes with delicate sensibilities only teaches real men and women that it sucks to be snowflakes.

    •Progressive “culture” is a lot of self-centered thumb-sucking, whining and immaturity.

    •Only you can prevent yourself from being a loser.

    •We don’t owe the UN, Nato, the EU or any other entity anything other than our agreed upon dues and guarded respect.

    There is much more, but since we agree, you already know what it is.

    Comment by Heliotrope — April 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - April 14, 2018

  29. Yes! We both agree that you like irony way too much! 🙂

    Comment by Cas — April 14, 2018 @ 10:20 pm - April 14, 2018

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