Buzzfeed is refusing to run ads for the Republican Party; because it would violate their deeply held political beliefs. Too bad they would deny other private businesses that right.
Buzzfeed is refusing to run ads for the Republican Party; because it would violate their deeply held political beliefs. Too bad they would deny other private businesses that right.
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.
The ZPDA has been in the news after an insider reported that its employees had a habit of blacklisting stories of interest to conservatives from its newsfeed, including stories about the IRS scandal, Governor Scott Walker; the murder of Chris Kyle, and other topics.
But it isn’t just the news feed, the ZPDA also censors individual conservative posts.
Starnes’ interest in Facebook censorship may stem from the time he was placed in the Facebook penitentiary. You may want to make sure there are no kids in the room before you go on because the Fox News host’s “horrible” violation was a post mentioning four offensive subjects in the same paragraph. The proper nouns were: Paula Deen, Chick-fil-A, the NRA and Jesus Christ.
“I’m about as politically incorrect as you can get. I’m wearing an NRA ball cap, eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich, reading a Paula Deen cookbook and sipping a 20-ounce sweet tea while sitting in my Cracker Barrel rocking chair with the Gaither Vocal Band singing ‘Jesus Saves’ on the stereo and a Gideon’s Bible in my pocket. Yes sir, I’m politically incorrect and happy as a June bug.”
Mr. Starnes says he received a message from the Facebook police that said:
“We removed this from Facebook because it violates our Community Standards,” Facebook wrote me. “So you’re temporarily blocked from using this feature.”
OTOH, Pages calling for the destruction of Israel and inciting violence againat Jews? Totes OK.
Ever since Democrats decided, way back in the seventies, that ‘the personal is political’ (a horrific philosophy that has been devastating to our body politic), left-wing Democrat politicians have sought to take their personal obsessions, resentments, and grudges and use the power of the state to enact them on everyone else.
Take the case of the man-hating California feminist in the California Assembly who used state power to enact retribution against men by saddling them with child support for children they didn’t actually father. Or any number of Democrats who hate guns and therefore think that no one else should be allowed to own one.
As we learn from Politico, Mrs. Obama was inspired to take on childhood obesity in part because of her own struggles to feed her family well: with both her and her husband working, “family dinners too often slipped into a rotation of fast food, microwaved frozen dinners and pizza,” and her daughters began to get fat. One is tempted to ask: why did she let this happen in the first place, and what does it have to do with a massive campaign spearheaded by the federal government?
As a friend put it: “Michelle apparently can’t work a crock pot, so she takes it out on everybody.”
People who think they know best how to run everyone else’s life are the very last people who should have access to Government power. Unfortunately, our system draws them directly into it.
Some students at a high school in California got in trouble, sort of, for wearing “Anti-Gay” buttons. The buttons showed a rainbow flag with a red-circle-slash superimposed on it. The kids were asked to remove the buttons while school officials tried to decide if they were permissible free speech or not.
I have to wonder if any of these buttons would have caused any controversy at the school.
In an odd way, this brings to mind the controversy about Donald Trump not repudiating White Supremacist organizations that have expressed support for him. Should he denounce those organizations? Yes. And Hillary should denounce the racist hate groups that are supporting her. For example, #BlackLivesMatter and La Raza.
BTW: The Social Justice Left has a new buzzword. “Safe Space” is just, you know, like, “So-o-o-o-o-o 2015.” The new buzzword is “Brave Space.” Which is like a Safe Space, but more aggressively social-justicey.
Leftists are overjoyed over Twitter’s high-profile banning of outspoken conservatives, and defending Twitter’s conservative-purge on the basis that, “private businesses can ban anyone they want.”
OK, so Twitter can ban conservatives, but Christian bakeries still have to participate in gay weddings, because “Shut Up.”
College campuses have no trouble letting radical leftists like Angela Davis (radical black communist), #BlackLivesMatter activists who advocate violence against white people, convicted murdered Abu Mumia Jamal, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, or even the leader of a radical Islamist regime who has vowed genocide against Jews are welcome to speak freely to their skulls-full-of-mush student bodies. But conservative speakers like Milo Yiannopoulos, anti-feminists like Christina Hoff Sommers, or even an atheist feminist like Ayaan Hirsi Ali are not welcome because their mere presence might hurt the feelings of the Special Leftist Snowflakes.
The latest conservative speaker to irritate the leftist academic establishment is Breaitbart’s Ben Shapiro (someone sure to be banned in the ongoing Twitter Conservative Purge). A student group (Young Americans for Freedom) invited Shapiro to speak at the California State University at Los Angeles. The University’s Administration wants to cancel the speech.
In an email to the Young America’s Foundation chapter at CSULA, university president William Covino wrote, “After careful consideration, I have decided that it will be best for our campus community if we reschedule Ben Shapiro’s appearance for a later date, so that we can arrange for him to appear as part of a group of speakers with differing viewpoints on diversity. Such an event will better represent our university’s dedication to the free exchange of ideas and the value of considering multiple viewpoints.”
Note that radical leftist speakers on college campuses are never required to be part of “a balanced panel discussion,” but can spout off about revolution, oppression, and violence against others all they want.
Why should Republicans block Obama’s nomination(s) to the Supreme Court. Simple math really. The country is literally only one vote away from losing the 2nd Amendment. Barack Obama is hostile to the 2nd Amendment; and adamant about imposing gun control one way or another. It stands to reason that his nomination will be hostile to the 2nd Amendment. Obama and his part are also opponents of the First, Fourth, and Tenth Amendments to the degree that they are obstacles to their goal of one-party government centralized in Washington DC, where the states are mere administrators of the executive branch’s will. (“Pen and Phone.”)
And, as the ONT points out, the Democrats really don’t have a leg to stand on in whining about “Republican Obstruction.”
Marcus is surely right that tables can turn. What she leaves out is the simple, glaring, fact that the tables are turning on Democrats who’ve been playing outrageous games with the appointment process for a quarter century. When Robert Bork was defenestrated by Joe Biden, despite Biden’s having said he would have no choice but to vote for someone so well-qualified, he was setting the table for payback. When Harry Reid pulled the trigger on the nuclear option (on lower court appointments) he was warned that this would come back to haunt him. When Democrats disgustingly blocked Miguel Estrada from the bench solely because he was a Hispanic, they set the table to be turned. When Barack Obama voted to filibuster Alito, he set the table to be turned.
Cry me no tears now that Republicans are finally putting their shoulders to the table.
– Jonah Goldberg
Exit question: Have you ever in your entire life seen the Mainstream Media editorialize and demand that Democrats put partisanship aside and compromise with Republicans? Ever?
In the context of hacksplaining why it’s wrong for Republicans to oppose letting Obama pack the court with leftists, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wants you to know that everything is terrible and it’s all Republicans fault, because Republicans have politicized and polarized everything.
Democrats, he says, never question the legitimacy of a Republican president, would never block a Republican president’s appointments for partisan reasons, and have in no way contributed to the culture of partisanship that prevails in DC.
Yes, he actually says this.
Democrats don’t routinely deny the legitimacy of presidents from the other party; Republicans did it to both Bill Clinton and Mr. Obama.
Right, just forget everything Democrats said or did between November 2000 and January 2009. Also, between 1981 and 1989.
Interestingly, while Krugman rants about how illegitimate and unprecedented it is for Republicans to block a Supreme Court nomination, the word “Bork” appears nowhere in his column.
Democrats, per Krugman, are Holy, Blameless creatures, and not at all responsible for the breakdown in civility.
Second, it’s really important not to engage in false symmetry: only one of our two major political parties has gone off the deep end.
He says this as the Democrat Party’s nominees have boiled down to a corrupt lying sociopath who should have been indicted a long time ago and a hardcore Marxist who wants to double the national debt… again… and throw global warming skeptics in jail.
But he’s hardly unique in this. There are plenty of partisans of both stripes willing to give their side a pass. And that’s the real reason things have gotten bad, not because of a partisan divide, but because of the willingness of so many to accept nastiness, indecency, and even criminal behavior on the part of their side’s politicians. Elect gutter politicians, receive gutter politics.
This weekend, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (you remember her, the fat broad who helped North Korea get nuclear weapons) declared… I am not making this up … women who don’t support Hillary Clinton deserve to burn in hell.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had a special message for female voters Saturday on the campaign trail with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“And just remember,” she said at a rally in Concord, N.H, flanked by Clinton and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
Gloria Steinem, whose famous quote “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle” was instrumental in transforming feminism from a movement seeking equal access to economic and social opportunity into a Cult of Misandry, sneered that is women aren’t supporting Hillary, it’s only because they want to meet boys. Because women… at least Democrat women… make decisions entirely because of middle school crushes. Hillary’s corruption, lawbreaking, influence peddling, and general nastiness could not possibly be a factor, according to the paleo-feminists.
The feminist movement is at an odd place. On the one hand, they want rape to be redefined to include “previously consensual sex that a woman changed her mind about after the guy lost interest in her” so they can prosecute campus males as sex offenders and destroy their lives (thus creating a hostile, anti-male environment on college campuses). But on the other hand, their preferred candidate, Mrs. Clinton, has a long history of attacking women who were sexually abused by her husband; these women, rather than being believed, were attacked by the feminist establishment as “trailer trash.”
Democrats and feminists are not motivated by principles, but by a lust for power. Bill Clinton is/was a powerful man, and feminists gained power through their alliance with him. Hence, they overlooked his sexual predations, because power was more important. Now, they rally around the wife that enabled him… because as her power increases, so does theirs.
Hillary just released an ad with the basic message, “Elect me because I’m a woman.” This is the primary rationale for her candidacy. Just as it was unlikely a half-term, far left senator with a shady background would have been unelectable as a white male; it is unlikely an elderly, corrupt, dishonest, and thoroughly unlikable candidate would be this elections Democrat nominee if it were a white male.
Heather Wilhelm at Red State points up the absurdity of the left’s obsession with race and gender.
On one hand, we’re told that gender is meaningless and that people can be whatever gender they believe themselves to be. On the other hand, weirdly, we’re told it’s hugely important and progressive to obsessively check gender boxes when appointing cabinet members, or, say, the next president of the United States. It all leads to the most laughable of conclusions: We need to focus like a laser on the gender of our next leader to prove that we are enlightened enough to look beyond gender—all while obsessing about gender, nonstop, in all ways, all the time.
Read the whole thing.
By not electing the lecherous creep David Vitter to Governor of Louisiana, Republicans demonstrated that they, at least, will not elect a bad man to higher office just for the sake of clinging to power.
Now, for some contrast:
Democrats have come under criticism for refusing to label the people who killed 40 people in Beirut last Thursday, 130 people in Paris last Friday, and 28 People in Mali this morning as “Radical Islamists” or “Islamic Extremists.”
The problem is that no Republican has accused all Mohammedans of being terrorists. The Democrats couldn’t even find one quote from any Republican to distort in their ad into making this accusation. Republican candidates for president have been extremely careful to draw a distinction between “Radical” Mohammedans and non-violent Mohammedans.
The only people who aren’t making this distinction are the Democrats. Thus, the Democrats imply, through their propaganda ad, that there is no distinction to be made between Islamic Terrorists and All Muslims. Republicans say, “We want to keep terrorists out and defeat Islamic Extremism.” Democrats say, “You just attacked all Muslims.”
Ipso Facto, Democrats have just said that Mohammedans are radicals and terrorists
This was posted from the Twitter account of a Democrat candidate for state office in Minnesota.
My tweet last evening was in response to a statement made during the candidate debates, not in response to the activities in Paris. It was poorly worded and did not convey my intent.
I do think the attacks in Paris yesterday, along with other ISIS terrorist actions, are cowardly and despicable. My heart breaks for the people of France, of Paris, the families of those wounded or killed and the casualties themselves. My thoughts are with them. I condemn the attacks, as I condemn all violence.
I am folding up my campaign tent. The campaign website and Facebook page will be down by this afternoon.
I apologize to the volunteers and contributors who have put so much time, effort and money into my campaign.
I am very sorry for “spreading ick” on other candidates and the DFL party. I will do everything I can to help resolve the issue: most likely the best thing for me to do is shut up. The tweet was stupid. I’m sorry.
The front-runner for the Democrat presidential nomination thinks the brutal deaths of four Americans at the hands of Mohammedan terrorists is a big joke.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton appeared on NBC’s “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night and joked about her time before the Benghazi Select Committee, as well as the HBO TV series “House of Cards.”
Colbert wished Clinton a happy birthday, which was Monday, and asked if she had done “anything special like a have a celebration for 11 hours?”
Clinton laughed and told Colbert she had slept late and had “tried to get away with as little as I could get away with.”
The Democrat Frontrunner is similarly dismissive of the Veterans Administration scandal, wherein thousands of veterans died while awaiting treatment as VA bureaucrats created phony waiting lists to cover up their incompetence.
The former secretary of state suggested in an interview late last week that the controversy which shook the VA last year was overblown, and Republicans used it to serve their own agenda.
“It’s not been as widespread as it has been made out to be,” Clinton said Friday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” when asked about the scandal and how she would fix the VA.
She might as well, it’s not as though there’s any kind of watchdog organization with a duty to report impartially on the actions of Government; perhaps some sort of organization that would investigate these things and relay the results of their investigation to the public in the form of publications or informational broadcasts of some sort.
Instead we get The Narrative; “The accomplished and brilliant future First Woman president defies the partisan attacks of Republicans like a brave sparrow flying against the wind.”
So, just so we’re clear:
Christians declining to cater gay weddings — intolerable bigotry.
Mohammedans refusing to deliver beer – State-Protected Religious Freedom.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission won $240,000 in damages for two Muslim truck drivers after it sued their former employer for religious discrimination for firing the drivers for refusing to make beer deliveries.
The EEOC said that Star Transport Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Ill., violated their religious rights by refusing to accommodate their objections to delivering alcoholic beverages.
“EEOC is proud to support the rights of workers to equal treatment in the workplace without having to sacrifice their religious beliefs or practices,” EEOC General Counsel David Lopez announced Thursday.
One can already hear the whining progressive rationalization, “Oh, but the trucking company could have reassigned them.” Yeah, and the gay couples could have found another caterer, too.
Why are so many leftist progressives so enamored of a religious sect that supports violence against gays and women? Why are members of a sect that supports violence against gays and women so enamored of a political cult that supports a radical feminist/gay left agenda? Could it simply boil down to racism?
I increasingly think the Democrat/Muslim union has to do with old-fashioned relativism. Democrats don’t actually believe that women’s rights and gay rights apply to everyone; white people: sure. Arabs? Well, who am I to judge? And Muslims know this.
When Robby George is just dumbfounded as to why all these Muslims support the party of abortion on demand and gay marriage, the answer seems pretty clear to me: They’re supporting the party of abortion on demand and gay marriage for infidels. In Dearborn, it doesn’t matter one whit what Tony Kennedy says about the Sweet Mystery of Life. Ms. DeBoer has the right to get married to another woman; but if Fatimah thinks she does, too, then her cousin Ahmed will disabuse her of that idea very quickly.
At a congressional hearing on campus sexual assault, Colorado Rep. Jared Polis (D) suggested that expelling students based solely on the idea that they might have committed a crime is an acceptable standard. And the hearing audience applauded him.
“I mean, if there’s 10 people that have been accused and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, seems better to get rid of all 10 people,” Polis said. “We’re not talking about depriving them of life or liberty, we’re talking about their transfer to another university.”
“I mean, if I was running one I might say ‘well, you know, even if there’s a 20 or 30 percent chance that it happened I wouldn’t want … I would want to remove this individual,’” Polis said. “Why shouldn’t a private institution, in the interest in promoting a safe environment, use an even lower standard than a preponderance of evidence, like even a reasonable likeliness standard?”
If you want the Federal Government to spend less money, you’re a dangerous extremist and a terrorist.
Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit, according to several sources in the room.
Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting.
“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”
Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists.”
If, on the other hand, you belong to a movement whose members openly call for the murder of white people and cops….
Black Lives Matter protesters marching on the Minnesota state fair on Saturday spewed violent anti-cop rhetoric just hours after a Harris County, Tex. sheriff’s deputy was ambushed and executed at a Houston-area gas station.
“Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon,” activists with the St. Paul, Minn. branch of Black Lives Matter chanted while marching behind a group of police officers down a highway just south of the state fair grounds.
“[T]he DNC joins with Americans across the country in affirming ‘Black lives matter’ and the ‘say her name’ efforts to make visible the pain of our fellow and sister Americans as they condemn extrajudicial killings of unarmed African American men, women and children,” the resolution states.