Language advisory. But… why can’t we be honest and admit that many foreign countries as well as Democrat-run American cities are trous-de-merde? In a country run by sane and rational people, the central pillar of immigration policy would be “Who will benefit the country? Let them in. Who will be a problem? Keep them out.”
Follow him on Twitter if you want. Twitter is also a trou-de-merde.
Every human being alive (I’m no exception) likes people who agree with him or her. Hearing what we want to hear gives our brains a positive jolt. Gathering with like-minded people makes us feel “at home”. It’s human nature. Heck, it’s the reason I started visiting this blog (which is Bruce’s), years ago.
We also like to think that our heroes / important authorities would agree with us. This can be used for a marketing advantage. For example, if you dislike Donald Trump or his key supporters, you can get a leg up – in terms of having on-the-fence people read you or believe you – if you pretend to speak for the Republican party, as Ana Navarro does.
Or you could go Reagan. I’ve seen many folks quote (or re-tweet) a certain anti-Trump presence calling themselves The Reagan Battalion.
For my part, I’ve always felt a tad suspicious of them. They never struck me as especially Reagan-esque, or as linked to the Reagan legacy in some extra way that would justify claiming his name. The name strikes me as a marketing effort to say “Believe us, because we promise, Ronald Reagan R Us! Totes legit!”
I tend to be suspicious of Argument from Authority, and its variations like Argument from Biography, or Argument from What I Claim To Be. This is one reason (there are others) why I don’t talk my biography here on GP. My presence sort-of-tells people I’m gay, and my handle (ILC) announces my general ideology; other than that, I work to make my information/arguments stand on their merits.
Anyway: Lucian Wintrich, a gay Trump supporter and journalist, has done a piece critical of The Reagan Battalion that may be of interest. He says they were part of the anti-Milo campaign earlier this year (which I agree was a smear pile-on and as such, not the tiniest bit Reagan-esque). Wintrich links to other journalism that ties The Reagan Battalion to Democrat money and sketchy activists, per FEC and IRS filings.
This is one where I don’t claim to know “the truth”; just pointing out the article and letting people comment.
Is “Out Magazine” the home of depressed, dour scolds? They’ve been popping that way lately, but you be the judge.
Nobody is Buying Milo Yiannopoulos’ Memoir, Dangerous…
In today’s fake news, alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is claiming his book, Dangerous, has sold more than 100,000 copies.
The problem with that number is that it’s not real. Nielsen Bookscan, which monitors book sales through almost all outlets, has reported book sales for the former Breitbart editor are much, much lower. Since launching on July 4, Dangerous has sold 18,268 copies in the US and 152 in the UK…
A google search shows other left-wing outlets, like Salon and The Guardian, joining in the schadenfreude.
The problem is, their numbers are shaky. Milo is selling fine. He’s entering the best-seller lists at anywhere from #5 to #1; the first 100k run is spoken for and they’re printing more; Amazon has to ship his book slow (when they even have it). As to the 152 UK copies, the book isn’t even on sale there; a minimum of 152 UK buyers paid for international shipping. Fake News, indeed.
Next, via Breitbart, Out Magazine Encourages Readers to ‘Drop’ Gay Republican Friends
“We drop friends all the time for a whole variety of reasons—they messed with our loves lives, they lied, they weren’t supportive—so why do some people think it’s such an outlandish idea to dump them for their political views?” asked actor, singer, and writer Michael Musto in his column for OUT Magazine…
Musto goes on to admit that his social media experience has been more “gratifying” since he’s decided to block any user who disagrees with him…
Here’s a clue for you, Out: By all means, drop us. Here on the liberty-loving Right, we do believe in freedom of association – and we won’t miss you in the least 😉
- After famously lying to the American people about what happened in Benghazi, and spying on Obama’s domestic opponents, Susan Rice now suggests (while pretending to be above suggesting it) that people criticize her just because they’re racists and sexists.
- Even CNN left-wing kook, Van Jones, will tell you privately that Trumprussia is a “nothingburger”.
- A new study shows that Seattle’s $15 minimum wage is costing jobs.
…boosting pay in low-wage jobs by about 3 percent since 2014 but also resulting in a 9 percent reduction in hours worked in such jobs. That resulted in a 6 percent drop in what employers collectively pay…
The report also estimated that there are about 5,000 fewer low-wage jobs in the city than there would have been without the law.
Yet lefties still support these job-destroying, business-destroying, income-destroying laws.
- The Federal Reserve’s chair, Janet Yellen, says that we won’t see another financial crisis in our lifetimes.
OMG! Famous last words?
On a fun note…Milo had a Coming Out Conservative event in New York.
I’m sure GP readers can relate to idea that nowadays, it is MUCH harder to come out as conservative than as gay.
I have unblocked the word “faggot” in our comments section. It was past time, for 2 reasons:
- South Park “The F Word” made “fag” OK in 2009.
- Milo – it’s impossible to cover him without mentioning his “Dangerous Faggot” lecture tour.
As to Milo, he has re-launched. (He appears around 58:45 in the video.) Highlights:
- He has raised $12 million for a new media and book-publishing company that will be dedicated to ending political correctness and “making the lives of journalists, professors, politicians, feminists, Black Lives Matter activists and other professional victims a living hell.”
- He will be suing Simon & Schuster (presumably for breach of contract?), asking another $10 million.
- He is still planning MILO’S FREE SPEECH WEEK (no dates on it).
I saw this coming, after the Left’s coordinated attack on him in February. He’s not one to stay down and out.
By the way, Vanity Fair hates him. And if you’re thinking “pedophilia”, Milo had a few words for you back in February: “I do not support pedophilia. Period. It is a vile and disgusting crime, perhaps the very worst.” We at GayPatriot agree.
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.)
L.G.B.T. conservatives argue that they are not “one-issue voters,” that while the rights of queer Americans are important, they are not the only factor. There are a lot of issues that constitute political identity, and as it turns out, some voters feel that their own rights are not the most urgent.
i.e. “What’s wrong with these idiots that they think economic growth, fiscal responsibility, and national security are more important than forcing Christian businesses to bake cakes for gay weddings and letting trannies use the other sex’s bathroom.”
As I listened, I wondered whether L.G.B.T. rights really ought not to be the most conservative of causes. Above all else we want to be left alone, without interference, to live our lives with truth and grace. What could be more conservative than that?
And yet the modern Republican Party seems to have no problem interfering with people’s privacy when it comes to sexuality and gender identity. From abortion rights to opposition to marriage equality, the Republicans have advocated more government intrusion into private lives, not less.
Except that Government control of “marriage equality” is, by definition, intrusion into private lives.
Also, the Democrats want to the Government to control the employment decisions of small businesses and who they have to serve; what kind of car you’re allowed to drive; what kind of health insurance you must have or face fines; where your kids must go to school and what indoctrination they must receive; who is allowed to speak on college campuses; who you’re allowed to rent that spare room in your house to, if at all; the ethnic composition of your neighborhood; who can be denied their due process rights (innocent college men accused of rape); what political groups you are allowed to donate money to; and they would completely deny you the right to own a firearm for self-defense.
And they are baffled why these freedoms are more important to some of us than pieces of paper, tranny bathrooms, or forcing people to bake wedding cakes.
The impetus for his decision was writing a fair and objective article about Milo Yiannopoulos… the current Emmanuel Goldstein of the stupid, violent left. His longtime liberal “friends” turned on him, called him a Nazi, and in the manner of spoiled middle school girls everywhere, began ostracizing him from their clique.
It used to be that if you were a gay, educated atheist living in New York, you had no choice but to be liberal. But as I met more Trump supporters with whom I was able to have engaging, civil discussions about issues that impact us all, I realized that I like these people — even if I have some issues with Trump himself. For example, I don’t like his travel ban or the Cabinet choices he’s made.
But I finally had to admit to myself that I am closer to the right than where the left is today. And, yes, just three months ago, I voted for Hillary Clinton.
I often wonder, does the gay Democrat left really believe in all the socialist and social justice bullcrap their party embraces? Are they onboard with Bernie Sanders’s 94% tax rate? Do they really support the mass importation of Islamic Supremacists? Do they want to be disarmed? Or are they just ignorant and content to be thrown a bone every once in a while? Happy to exchange freedom, prosperity, and safety for a piece of paper from the Government that somehow is necessary to legitimize their relationships?
I think this “Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?” clip is a window into the soul of our dear Lady Bug Eyes. Turn off the sound and watch for what’s in her heart.
You may have a different impression, but I see something in her that could have started as frustration except it took a dark turn, into malice. To me, she looks like she wants revenge on the world. Mind you, this is pre-election and how she asks for some people’s votes.
On to a couple of articles.
- More on Hillary’s conference call with her rich donors.
V touched on this earlier. Camp Bug Eyes’ spin is that the media “eviscerated” Hillary, with the connivance of stupid FBI Directory Comey who kept the email scandal alive. Of course the opposite is true: the media was super pro-Hillary, with the connivance of sleazy FBI Directory Comey who did whatever he could to deaden the email scandal.
- Victor Davis Hanson on Why Trump Won. A good summary. The man can write.
- Democrats head for civil war. Seething Bernie-ites want to purge the Clintonites; who in turn, blame the Bernie-ites for general childishness and not turning out to vote.
UPDATE: Trump on gays – He gets it. I had missed the following clip. Here it is, for anyone else who missed it. [Read more…]