However, the black-masked head bashers and arsonists of the Antifa movement, still part of Team Democrat.
After Milo’s trouble in February, I knew he’d be back. He has a lot to say, he needs the attention, he’s fun and the camera loves him.
In light of recent controversies, I am planning a huge multi-day event called MILO’S FREE SPEECH WEEK in Berkeley later this year. We will hold talks and rallies and throw massive parties, all in the name of free expression and the First Amendment. All will be welcome, regardless of political affiliation.
During MILO’S FREE SPEECH WEEK, we will give out a new free speech prize — the Mario Savio Award — to the person we believe has done most to protect free expression at UC Berkeley and its surrounding area. Each day will be dedicated to a different enemy of free speech, including feminism, Black Lives Matter and Islam.
If UC Berkeley does not actively assist us in the planning and execution of this event, we will extend festivities to an entire month. We will establish a tent city on Sproul Plaza protesting the university’s total dereliction of its duty and encourage students at other universities to follow suit.
I intend to return Berkeley to its rightful place as the home of free speech — whether university administrators and violent far-left antifa thugs like it or not.
Mario Savio was, per Wiki, “a key member in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. He is most famous for his passionate speeches, especially the ‘put your bodies upon the gears’ address given at Sproul Hall…on December 2, 1964.”
P.S. I respect and admire Ann Coulter, but do you want to know the difference between her and Milo? A penis and $20,000. (My understanding is that she charges 20K to speak to College Republicans, while he charges them zero. If that’s incorrect, I would be happy to hear it in the comments.)
Not to step on Jeff’s excellent post, but I saw this and thought it kind of forwards his points. The use of the Global Warming/Climate Change Scare to further a socialist/globalist political agenda has been going on almost as long as I have been alive.
It was in 1972 that the UN and World Bank, along with the Club of Rome decided to use CAGW (“catastrophic anthropogenic global warming”) as a whip to drive humanity back into serfdom.
Details in comments at the link. Including the CIA getting into the act in 1974, publishing a report claiming that “global cooling” and overpopulation would lead to catastrophic consequences by the mid-1980s.
In 1973, NASA made conscious political decision to preserve its funding by reinventing itself as an environmentalist organization:
“NASA realized that it needed to research environmental-atmospheric impacts of the shuttle to defend itself, if necessary, against possible opposition more positively, (NASA Chief James) Fletcher sought to align his agency with environmental values. In 1973, he told congress that NASA should be considered “an environmental agency.” he declared: “everything we do …helps in some practical way to improve the environment of our planet and helps us understand the forces that affect it. Perhaps that is our essential task, to study and understand the earth and its environment.”
Which resulted in NASA predicting, in 1988, that devastating consequences from Global Warming would begin to be felt in the mid-1990s.
Then, as now, there was only one set of solutions to avoid global catastrophe: A massive transfer of power and wealth from the private sector to the Government, and trans-national political authorities led by political elites to implement planet-wide environmental policies and resource allocation. Coincidentally, the people promoting the Climate Change Catastrophes would accumulate wealth and power under these policies; but this was necessary to save the planet.
I find Molyneux’s video-enlarged, ranting bald head a bit creepy. But his content is often brilliant. I recently listened to this one from 2015.
Molyneux proposes the following thought experiment:
- Suppose stockbrokers (or bankers or politicians or oil company CEOs – whomever you view as corruptible) are in charge of calculating some important measure of the world.
- Let’s call it the Economy Rate (ER). It could go up or down. The stockbrokers fudge and massage the ER data, as they see fit.
- First, the stockbrokers say “The ER is so important! and it’s going DOWN! That’s bad! Give us tens of billions of taxpayer money, and we’ll watch it and figure out what to do.”
- But over the years, the ER rises. The stockbrokers say “The ER is so important! and it’s going UP! That’s bad! Give us tens of billions of taxpayer money, and we’ll watch it and figure out what to do.”
- But then the ER stops going up. The stockbrokers say “The ER is so important! and it could go UP OR DOWN! With unpredictable pauses! That’s bad! Give us tens of billions of taxpayer money, and we’ll watch it and figure out what to do.”
At what point do you begin to see that the stockbrokers are taking you, in a racket?
- Point 1 is climate scientists – who are a huge, publicly-funded industry. Each scientist profits (as wage/salary payments, benefits, etc.) from the grants she receives.
- Point 2 is the world average temperature, which climate scientists derive from data that they themselves fudge and massage.
- Point 3 is the 1970s, when climate scientists gave alarming predictions of a New Ice Age.
- Point 4 is the 1980s to the 2000s, when their monster was Global Warming. The famous “hockey stick” upward graph.
- Point 5 is recent years, when the “hockey stick” graph failed and they switched it to Climate Change – in whatever direction.
Do you believe that climate scientists are less corruptible than stockbrokers (or bankers or politicians or oil company CEOs)? That they’re somehow more objective and noble?
I don’t. You who do (lefties) have a RELIGIOUS FAITH in climate scientists, that you’re not admitting. And it’s exactly what climate scientists want you to have.
Your delusional, gullible faith is how they keep their tens of billions of taxpayer dollars coming. And of course they would have a “consensus” that they are objective and noble and deserve it and should be listened to and those dollars should keep coming. Of course they would.
Happy Earth Day!
Trump asked Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, an Obama holdover, to step down. In his place, the president promoted Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams as acting surgeon general.
Instead of applauding President Trump for elevating a black, female nurse to the post, leftists attacked Dr. Trent-Adams’ credentials, saying she’s “just a nurse.” Obviously, Trump’s promotion of a black woman doesn’t fit the liberal media narrative that Trump is a “racist misogynist.”
You know that Islamic Supremacists committed yet another terror attack in Paris last week. (Or, maybe you didn’t because the attacks have become so commonplace that people have stopped doing the “Put the French flag on your Facebook picture” thing.)
Islamic Supremacists murdering gay people is bad for the Left’s “We’re all one big happy community of the oppressed” narrative. If the gay dude had been murdered by a white nationalist, this story would be getting a lot more publicity.
First, some stuff that sounds almost reasonable (if a bit histrionic). From Hillary’s Twitter stream on Oct. 24, 2016:
Donald Trump refused to say that he’d respect the results of this election. That’s a direct threat to our democracy.
Per the Daily Caller link above, she went on to say:
That’s not the way our democracy works. We’ve been around 240 years. We’ve had free and fair elections and we’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them and that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a debate stage [ed: like herself]…
[Trump is] denigrating—he’s talking down our democracy. I for one am appalled that somebody who is the nominee of one of our major two parties would take that kind of position.
And this is from Hillary’s concession speech on Nov 9, 2016:
Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans…
We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead…
…if we stand together and work together with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions and love for this nation, our best days are still ahead of us.
So far so good, right? But now from the new book “Shattered”:
That strategy [of blaming Russia, thus de-legitimizing the election – or trying to] had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.
I added the emphasis – so that those who have eyes, may see.
Fight the power, damn it! Look in the mirror and repeat after me:
I’m uniquely blessed with moral insights from somewhere – definitely not God.
And everyone else is wrong.
Based on how Chuck Schumer, Tom Perez, and Nancy Pelosi are running the Democrat Caucus, it seems the Democrats will continue to follow Mr. Schilchter’s advice: “Avoid any and all introspection, keep blaming the Russians and ramping up the contempt for Middle America.”
A generation ago, the answer would have been. “No, of course not, what kind of a fascist are you?”
In fact, the Left is now claiming that Big Government is something we should all embrace on the moral principle “because that’s what Jesus would have wanted.”
We see it with cradle-to-grave entitlements, as they demand we must do it because “Jesus was a socialist!” We see it with amnesty, as they demand we must do it because “The pope says so!”
We see it when they insist that we adopt their version of “Who we are as a nation,” which always ends up meaning “Give more!” (Never mind that the phrase “Who we are as a nation” chills free speech and implies that we’re a monolith, thereby negating what we are, which is a nation of free and diverse individuals.)
And it’s mainly because when the Government forces *other people* to conform to the left’s moral choices, it relieves them of the responsibility.
Consider those who insist that health care is a right (it isn’t), but never bothered to ask their own insurers about putting their uninsured friends or neighbors on their own policies. Instead, they just sit around patting each other on the back for insisting that the government force us all to be as charitable as they never have been or will be individually.
Sources close to the investigation tell DailyMail.com that the third letter was written to Hernandez’s gay prison lover, who has not been identified but was believed to be the last person Hernandez spoke to before he took his own life.
Now that man is currently under ‘eyeball to eyeball’ suicide watch.
Hernandez’s family, by the way, are continuing along the “avoid personal culpability” pathway, claiming alternately that Hernandez was murdered or killed himself due to traumatic brain injuries caused by the NFL.
Thanks, once again, to 4Chan, the violent leftist thug who was caught on video bashing Free Speech supporters in the head with a bike lock has been identified as Eric Clanton; an instructor in Philosophy at Diablo Valley College in California who teaches — I am not making this up — “ethics, critical thinking, and comparative philosophy.”
Cowardly piece of human filth Eric Clanton is seen on video sneaking up behind a Free Speech supporters at a protest in Berkeley and bashing him on the head with a bike lock; because leftists are as cowardly as they are violent. BTW, according to his Amazon account, he ordered 14 bike locks with one day delivery shortly before the protest. (So, either he gets a lot of bikes stolen… or he was arming his fellow progressive leftists.)
Now, having been identified, will he be arrested? And if arrested, will he be prosecuted? And if prosecuted, will he receive a harsh sentence, or will he be, in the words of Obama’s mentor Bill Ayers “guilty as sin, free as a bird.” Given the cozy “no enemies on the left” attitude of Berkeley Law Enforcement (who even coordinate “symbolic arrests” with their fellow socialists), it’s not very likely.
Remember, this is California, where the criminals go free and the state prosecutes the people who expose the criminals.
In the left’s self-constructed mythology, there are no violent leftists. And when violence “happens” at a protest arranged by left-wingers, and when those who commit the violence melt effortlessly into the crowd, and when in a violent protest involving hundreds of people not a single witness comes forward from the left to identify those who committed the violence … “Why, it couldn’t be possibly be one of us who set those fires/smashed those windows/raped those women. We must have been infiltrated by right-wingers who wanted to make us peaceful progressives look bad. Yeah, that’s the ticket.”
By the way, former Democrat Party Chairman and Presidential Candidate Howard Dean says it’s OK to use violence to stop people like Ann Coulter or Ben Shapiro from speaking because “the Constitution doesn’t protect hate speech.” “Hate speech” being defined as facts and opinions that do not conform to left-wing ideology/political correctness.
UC-Berkeley, by the way, canceled an appearance by Ann Coulter claiming that it would be impossible to provide sufficient security (wink-wink). Then, they reversed and said she could come, but only at a time when classes were over and the campus was empty of students
after classes had been dismissed for summer recess. Nevertheless, Ann Coulter persisted.
A few years ago, the Socialist Government of Venezuela succeeded in what the Democrat Left has aspired to do in the USA: they outlawed the private ownership of firearms. Of course, this was done to “fight an epidemic of gun violence.” And, of course, “for the children.”
“A gun for every militiaman!” Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said to uniformed militia members outside the presidential palace, Fox News reported on Tuesday. The Bolivarian militias, created by Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez, already number in the hundreds of thousands and are being used to supplement the regime’s armed forces. Maduro is boosting the number of armed supporters in hopes of keeping control over the country from what he labels “imperialist aggression.”
Now, you know, why we fight so hard to keep the Second Amendment alive.
Via HotAir. Just click the link because photos are involved. I’ll summarize.
- NYT Sports tweets out 2 photos, showing how way fewer New England Patriots attended the White House celebration in 2017 than in 2015. Intended message: even the Patriots hate Trump.
- Patriots then counter-tweet photos that blow NYT Sports out of the water.
- It turns out that photos were staged differently in the 2 years and NYT Sports should never have tried to compare them.
The photos were real. But the story was fake, anyway.
This kind of thing happens all the time. Our media, at work.
UPDATE: The editor apologized. He deserves a nod because, as Craig put it, “He didn’t blame anyone else…and owned up to it.” Which is rare nowadays.
Then again, as V pointed out, he still didn’t admit the real nature of what he did: that, motivated by political animus, he tried to use the Sports page to make political points.
For an apology to be effective (morally and emotionally), you have to 1) really understand what you did, and 2) really be sorry that you would do such a thing. Not just sorry that the other person took it badly. Or just sorry that they caught you.
If I read this manifesto from the students of Pomonoa College and the Claremont Colleges right, the reason the Radical Democrat Left opposes Free Speech is because Free Speech would lead people to the discovery of Objective Truth. Objective Truth is historically associated with white males, and is therefore bad.
“The idea that there is a single truth—‘the Truth’—is a construct of the Euro-West that is deeply rooted in the Enlightenment . . . This construction is a myth and white supremacy, imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and the United States of America are all of its progeny. The idea that the truth is an entity for which we must search, in matters that endanger our abilities to exist in open spaces, is an attempt to silence oppressed peoples.”
So rather than seek the Truth (which is what the White Supremacist Patriarchy does), we should instead constantly shout the approved politically correct slogans and sociological buzzwords at each other. That’s my takeaway from the manifesto, anyway.
Taken to its logical conclusion, we ought to reject gravity, because our understanding of gravity is an “objective truth” of the White Supremacist Patriarchy. Members of “Marginalized communities” should be able to throw themselves from the roofs of academic building and fly. Because once you are “woke,” you will realize that gravity is a White Man’s Construct, and anyone who accepts gravity is a tool of the White Supremacist Patriarchy.
Many of the students who wrote the manifesto will go on to careers as college administrators and Government bureaucrats with immense power over the lives of the citizenry. Ponder that.
A birthday party covered by an affiliate of Politifact, Democrat-Left activists in Philadelphia featured a piñata in the form of Republican Senator Pat Toomey. Guests were encouraged to “beat the sh*t out of it,” then bashed it until a torrent of condoms and sex-candies poured forth.
Guests were eager to destroy Toomey’s face, which had been filled by Pinto with condoms, lube packets, and sexual items such as dildo ring pops.
The Democrat Left’s obsessions with pee-pees and hoo-hoo-dillies rivals that of middle school children; which seems to be the emotional level of development of the typical Democrat leftists.
Now, imagine the media response if a group of Republicans beat a piñata of Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton filled with welfare checks and EBT cards.
Steve “The Facebook Killer” Stephens offs himself before cops can arrest him; saving the taxpayers millions in trial and incarceration expenses.
A few days later, violent football thug Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his jail cell after being acquitted of two murders, but convicted of another.
Well done, fellows. You did to yourselves what society no longer has the cobbles to do… exterminate vermin.
In fact, the trend has been just the opposite, as President Obama and the State of California have released thousands of violent criminals from prisons because it makes rich liberals in gated communities feel better to release predators into poor, crime-ridden communities.
So, credit where credit is due.
Reports indicate Bill O’Reilly is out at FoxNews. This will bring some bitter, hateful joy to the left; sort of a consolation prize for not winning Georgia 06 after being assured that it would flip to the Democrat and herald the end of the Trump Presidency. They’ll have to settle for this, and they’ll tell themselves that this makes “Right Wing Nut Jobs” miserable and that will make them as happy as 12 year old girls who just found out that one girl they don’t like buys her shoes at WalMart
- This actually won’t cause any tears on the right. Read the comments at the link. Nobody cares and a lot of people will be happy to see him go. We aren’t emotionally invested in him the way the left is in Rachel Maddow and Bill Maher.
- Bill O’Reilly will get a multi-million dollar buyout of his contract. He’s got enough money to live out the rest of his life on that same resort in Tahiti Obama retreated to.
- Leftist hero Keith Olbermann is still reduced to ranting on YouTube from his basement.
More from the new book, “Shattered”.
Hillary to an aide during the general: “I know I engender bad reactions from people.” And during the primaries: “I don’t understand what’s happening in the country.”
She was right. But maybe she only had that one clue. Because there’s this: “She has blamed [FBI Director] Comey for…his decision during the campaign’s final weeks to re-open a probe into her email use as secretary of state…”
A clueful Hillary would, instead, thank Comey for misleading people on her behalf and holding back her strongly-deserved indictments.
Warning: This post meanders.
Despite millions of dollars from the Hollywood Left (the very same people who wail about the pernicious influence of money in politics) the Pajama Boy came up a little short in last night’s Special Election in Georgia and will face a June runoff.
Democrats are still calling a multi-million dollar expenditure on a losing bid for a minor House seat a victory, though. Hillary’s former spokesmouth Brian Fallon, tweeted out this insipid thing:
“Even if he doesn’t hit 50 tonight, Ossoff is showing us the path to retaking the House. It runs through the Panera Breads of America.”
Panera Bread? That’s the place where you pay way too much and leave unsatisfied. Fitting.
“We shall fight on the espresso bars, we shall fight on the Starbucks queues, we shall fight in the Whole Foods and in the Mani-Pedi Parlors, we shall fight in the Mac Stores; we shall never surrender…” said someone at the HQ.
The Democrats spent anywhere (I’m hearing) from $8M to $12M because they wanted a headline: “Voters in Red State Georgia Reject Trump.” They didn’t get it; and it wouldn’t have been true if they had. But they wanted it so badly they paid a fortune trying to get it.
Ever spent money on anything stupid out of emotional attachment? I have a closet full of hockey jerseys because of an irrational emotional connection to the sport. Also, this. What do you got?