H/T Young Cons
In August, an 18-year-old gay man alleged that members of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at the University of North Dakota threw him out of a party because he is gay. The man, Haakon Gisvold, also claimed that Lambda Chi members beat him, choked him, stripped him and robbed him — all while shouting anti-gay insults. He said he hid in some bush wearing only his underwear until some kind soul came along with some clothes. “I just want those guys to learn from this,” Gisvold said at the time, according to a comically naive Huffington Post story. After an investigation that included identifying 150 possible witnesses, investigators concluded that exactly zero evidence exists to support any of Gisvold’s hate-crime allegations. In reality, a frat member explained, Gisvold became belligerent because he was asked to leave. Investigators asked the county prosecutor to file a criminal charge against Gisvold for providing false information to police. (RELATED: SURPRISE! Another ‘Anti-Gay’ Hate Crime Turns Out To Be A Big Hoax)
Contra the New York Times and Democrat politicians who want to ban “Multi-Automatic Round Weapons”
“I stand behind you in line at the store with a smile on my face…and a gun under my shirt and you are none the wiser. Yet you are safer for having me next to you. I won’t shoot you. My gun won’t pull its own trigger, it is securely holstered with the trigger covered — it can’t just “go off”. However, rest assured that if a lunatic walks into our grocery store, our movie theater, or our gas station and pulls out a rifle with intent to do us harm, I will draw my pistol and protect myself and my family and therefore protect you and your family. I may freeze up, I may get shot before I can pull the trigger, but I won’t die in a helpless blubbering heap on the floor begging for my life or my child’s life. I will not be THAT victim. I have made that choice.
As for you, I don’t ask you to carry a gun nor will I ever advocate for the government to force you to do so — therefore, if you are not comfortable, please don’t, but I would like to keep my right to choose to not be a helpless victim so stop voting for politicians who wish to take that RIGHT away from me.” – Utah Gun Exchange (via Farcebook)
The lawyer for a gay man who either fell or jumped overboard from a cruise ship and died says either way that cruise line is responsible because homophobia.
Winkleman said it was Royal Caribbean crew members who instigated the situation.
“Throughout the cruise, there were anti-gay remarks crew members were making against them,” said Winkleman.
Because the staff of cruise ships are renowned for their intolerance of gay people and predilection toward antagonizing customers.
Speaking of phony victimhood, the blacktivist at the University of Missouri who went on a “hunger strike” to protest the intolerable condition of his oppression is from a family worth $20 Million.
I voted for Barack Obama. Twice. During his 2008 presidential campaign, my two daughters, partner, and I ate every meal in our house on Obama placemats…
As Obama’s 2012 campaign approached, I did not waver. I dug into our old dining room cupboards, and found our worn but resilient Obama placements. I dusted them off, and once again, my family and I ate all of our meals looking at his image.
Firearm possession should be banned in America; President Obama can orchestrate this directive. … To establish gun control laws in America that will reduce high levels of male violence and usher in a culture of peace and civility.
Barack Obama is the president of the United States. He can change the country. He can do it today. I believe in him.
Barbara LeSavoy is director of Women and Gender Studies at The College at Brockport.
So, let’s review.
Update: Rebuttal/Fisk at the Liberty Zone:
Apparently, to become Director of Women and Gender Studies at The College at Brockport (Translation: teach women to snivel, whine, and blame men for their lot in life) you only need to be a dried up hipster hag and be uniquely uninformed about anything having to do with BADTHINK, such as guns, for instance. Barbara LeSavoy is just that – an endless fount of stupid in a world where stupid is pretty damn common!
Y’know who else shares this mentality? Hillary Clinton, who recently told a supporter she thinks Australian-style gun confiscation was a pretty neat idea.
One of Mattress Girl Emma Sulkowicz’s dippy feminist friends has also accused the guy she accused of rape of rape.
The incident happened my junior year at Columbia, when Paul followed me upstairs at a party, came into a room with me uninvited, closed the door behind us, and grabbed me. I politely said, “Hey, no, come on, let’s go back downstairs.” He didn’t listen. He held me close to him as I said no, and continued to pull me against him. I pushed him off and left the room quickly.
That ain’t rape toots.
In a more civilized era, when women were strong and not delicate little snowflakes totally incapable of dealing with any adversity, a woman would have slapped the guy across the face and gotten on with her life.
Oh, also a dude friend of hers claimed the guy tried to “rape” him in a similar manner; and later further degraded him by… I am not making this up… “complimenting some points [the alleged victim] had made in a class discussion.”
WTF is wrong with these people.
One of the women, whose name was redacted to protect her privacy, listed 88 symptoms as grounds for compensation. The other, whose name was also redacted, listed 90.
Examples of symptoms include “acute loss of confidence,” “doubt,” “excessive sleep,” “felt mentally raped, dirty and shameful,” “high blood pressure,” “impaired digestion,” “loss of appetite,” “migraine headaches,” “pale and sick at home after work,” “resumption of smoking habit,” “shock” “stunned,” “surprise,” “uncertainty,” “weight gain” and “worry.”
And you, as the victim of such an unimaginable atrocity, are entitled to use the Power of the State to destroy the life of the person who declined to participate in your lesbian wedding.
So, just as anything a terrorist complains about is now “torture,” so is anything a woman complains about “rape.”
I didn’t think I could feel any more contempt for the wedding cake fascists than I already did. I was wrong.
1. She gets vengeance at the guy who didn’t reciprocate her feelings for him.
2. The university administration collaborates with her to destroy the guy’s life.
3. She becomes a heroine to the Leftist Establishment for promoting their narrative of “Rape Culture.”
4. Even when the allegations are proven false, she suffers absolutely no adverse consequences for lying and slandering an innocent man.
Pretty powerful incentives to induce women to lie about rape, right?
I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that the person who did this will turn out to be either a racial minority or a white, left-wing SJW.
According to NBC Connecticut, Connecticut College administrators were notified Sunday afternoon of the phrase “no n*****s” sprawled in a student center bathroom. By Sunday evening, school officials said the graffiti had been removed, and the school would remain closed on Monday while an investigation is underway.
“We must take action immediately to expose and eradicate this ignorance and hatred. I have decided to cancel tomorrow’s classes to ensure these events receive the proper attention.” Tweet This
“We must take action immediately to expose and eradicate this ignorance and hatred,” Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron said in an email to all students Sunday evening. “I have decided to cancel tomorrow’s classes to ensure these events receive the proper attention.”
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst provided the Republican response to the Emperor’s State of the Empire address. (In case you didn’t watch, it was apparently two straight hours of the Emperor promising more Free [Stuff] from the Government punctuated with episodes of arrogant “I won” gloating.) The Democrat left saw this as an occasion to spew hate, as they view pretty much all occasions.
Leading the pack were the mean girls of MSDNC, like Alex Wagner and Ronan Farrow.
Joni Ernst delivering response in the style of an in-flight safety video.
And then a chorus of “tolerant” Democrats joined in, many of whom used the same anatomical reference to refer to Senator Ernst as Bill Maher uses to refer to Sarah Palin (“See You Next Tuesday”).
Other Democrats hauled out the tired “Stepford Wives” cliche, because nothing says hip like referencing a movie made in 1975, just like nothing says “We respect women,” like cheap insults based on their ladyparts.
The New York Times is very, very upset that the NYPD is demonstrating their displeasure with Mayor Bill deBlasio … who has attacked the NYPD as racist and openly sided with the protesters who’ve been chanting “What do we want? Dead Cops!”
When he spoke at a police graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden on Monday, some in the crowd booed and heckled him. This followed the mass back-turning by scores of officers when the mayor spoke on Saturday at the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos; the virtual back-turning the day before by an airplane-towed banner (“Our backs have turned to you”), and the original spiteful gesture by officers on the night Mr. de Blasio visited the hospital where Officer Ramos and his partner, Wenjian Liu, lay dead.
Mr. de Blasio isn’t going to say it, but somebody has to: With these acts of passive-aggressive contempt and self-pity, many New York police officers, led by their union, are squandering the department’s credibility, defacing its reputation, shredding its hard-earned respect.
Note who the NYTimes is not condemning: The protesters who’ve been chanting “What do we want? Dead Cops!”
As for Mayor deBlasio, I am sure he envies the unquestioned power and authority the Communist Sandinistas … whom he went down to Nicaragua to support back in the eighties… and the Castro Communists in Cuba … where he went for his honeymoon… exerted over their proletariat.
Rejecting the reality of LGBT identities is a form of genocide, an attempt to erase whole communities. Unfortunately, sometimes it works.
— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) December 30, 2014
In Progressive-Occupied Massachusetts, two high school students have been suspended and face expulsion… for posing for a picture with Airsoft guns in a private home away from school.
Two high school students from Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School were suspended for 10 days after posing for a picture holding rifles that shoot plastic pellets, according to multiple reports.
A professor at the University of Iowa has a sad because the visiting team’s locker room is painted pink; which somehow encourages homophobia, I guess.
It’s as if the university has sided with the jocks who used to beat up the ‘queers’ in high school,” the march’s website states. “Does a pink locker room directly lead to violence against women and gay people? No. But it does reinforce the repeated narratives about being a man that kids are exposed to from a very young age—which creates subtle and harmful ripple effect.”
You know what else has a harmful ripple effect? Moonbat libs making big deals out of nothin’ to get attention for themselves.
In what appears to be a prank, someone put up signs in a park in Columbus OH announcing a “Straight White Guy Festival.” And, naturally, some bitter leftists grievance queens got their knickers in a twist about it.
“This kind of thing implies there’s some kind of struggle going on for being a straight white person in Ohio. Straight white people are doing just fine,” said Michael Premo.
Premo heads an organization pushing same-sex marriage. He says the flyer is not productive.
“I think it detracts from the real problems of Ohio that need to be solved, that are being denied their constitutional rights because of who they are, or who the love. And that’s what we really need to work on and this is just kind of a distraction.”
A very progressive woman traveled to Haiti to prove she was “down with the struggle,” and ended up getting raped by Haitian man who was unimpressed by her pleas for comradeship against the capitalist oppressors.
“I pleaded with him to honor my commitment to Haiti, to him as a brother in the mutual struggle for an end to our common oppression, but to no avail. He didn’t care.”
She probably doesn’t want to hear this, but if a woman wants to deter a rapist, a loaded Glock is probably going to be more effective than left-wing rhetorical pablum.
Then, after it was over, she blamed … not the savage who raped her ... but the White Male Patriarchy.
Women are not the source of their oppression; oppressive policies and the as-yet unaddressed white patriarchy which still dominates the global stage are,” she explained.
That’s a novel defense. “I didn’t rape you, it was the as-yet unaddressed white patriarchy which still dominates the global stage.” Would this defense work for murder? Aaron Hernandez’s defense team would very much like to know.
I have heard it said that liberalism is a mental disorder, and I am not sure that’s true. But it does seem like mentally disordered people tend to become liberals.
LA Times Columnist Robin Abcarian is delighted that Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmoressi was arrested and thrown into a Mexican prison after inadvertently turning into Mexico. After all, he owned guns, and that means he was probably planning a mass shooting, as everyone who owns a gun is prone to doing (as the progressives see it).
Ms Abcarian has inadvertently provided a bit of service by showing us what the left’s real gun agenda is.
What they say: “We only want common sense gun control to keep guns away from people who are potential mass shooters.”
What they don’t tell you: “We think anyone who owns a gun is a potential mass shooter.”
Toward that end, Second-Amendment-Hating Senator Dianne “Turn ‘Em In, Mr. and Mrs. America” Feinstein has proposed a bill that would allow the police to confiscate anyone’s guns if someone files a complaint alleging that they are in danger of harming themselves or others. The gun-owner would have to go to court and prove they aren’t a threat in order to get their guns back… a process that could take months or years or never as long as liberals are running the courts.
The proposed law is ripe for abuse. Any anti-gun organization could file nuisance complaints against any gun owner, have their guns taken away, and subject them to a lengthy and expensive legal process to get them back. We know from experience the law would be abused in precisely this way.
It seems Jeff and I have been doing more than a few posts lately cataloguing the angry derangement of the left. All of this anger, shrillness, violent pathology, intolerance, rage, and rejection of logic coming from those who claim to be the most peceaful, tolerant, and rational members of society creates a paradox. How can a progressive claim to be rationale, and yet consistently favor discredited and unsustainable economic policies? How can a progressive claim to be tolerant, yet demand that all contrary opinion be shouted down and dissidents be jailed? How can a progressive claim to believe all races are equal, but demand that blacks and hispanics be treated as inferiors that need to be condescended to and acccommodated because they just can’t be expected to perform as well as white people if all are treated equally? And the greatest paradox of all; how are progressive leftists so blind to their own contradictions and hypocrisy?
(Progressive Leftist: “Um, because You’re a RACIST!!!”)
The theory must explain, first, the honest decency of the modern liberals combined with their astonishing indifference, nay, hostility to facts, common sense, and evidence; second, it must explain their high self-esteem (or, to be blunt, their pathological narcissism) combined not merely with an utter lack of accomplishment, but with their utter devotion to destructiveness, a yearning to ruin everything they touch; third, it must explain their sanctimoniousness combined with their applause, praise, support, and tireless efforts to spread all perversions (especially sexual), moral decay, vulgarity, and every form of desecration; fourth, their pretense of intellectual superiority combined with their notorious mental fecklessness; fifth, it must explain both their violence and their pacifism; sixth, the theory must explain why they hate the very things they should love most; seventh, the theory must explain why they are incapable of comprehending an honest disagreement or any honorable foe.
The essay attempts to arrive at this theory, and as such, has to cover a lot of ground, and uses a lot of big words and philosophical concepts that would be utterly lost on the typical progressive Obama-voter. But it sort of comes down to this.
How can anyone continue to be a Leftist for a week, much less for a lifetime?
The answer, allow me to remind the patient reader, grows out of their theory. Again, their theory of knowledge is that there is no knowledge, no truth, only bigoted opinion. The only way to avoid bigotry is to avoid judgment and the use of reason. Avoiding reason necessitates a theory of morality that denies cause and effect. No vice causes loss, no virtue causes happiness. Hence life is a random roulette wheel. If there are no vices and virtues, not even the intellectual virtues of honest thinking, then no independent thought is desired or permitted. Instead, all thoughts are determined by social cues. Thought is collective.
The whole point of Liberal theory from start to finish is to form earplugs to smother the ringing of that alarm clock called reality.
The Leftists are people who abandon their innate intelligence and moral stature and who deliberately make themselves to be stupider than average, less moral and upright and decent than average, who at once combine the worst features of a self-deceived fool and a self-deceiving conniving con-man. The only thing that saves them from the constant pain of the dentist drill of their conscience, the constant clamor of their wretched self-esteem telling them that they do not deserve to live, the only thing, indeed, keeping them alive, is their false and inflated sense of sanctimony.
We want to cut taxes’ … is a whole lot more abstract than, ‘N-gg-r, n-gg-r.’ ” It continues to be more abstract, and it continues to work.
Hat Tip: Sondra K
Update: And lest anyone say, “Oh, that’s just one person’s opinion from an obscure left-wing website,” we note that the mainstream left website Salon is making the exact same argument.
Update: Source quote used the n-word in its entirety. This has been edited here.
A couple of items. In Santa Babara, CA a bossy pro-abortion professor of ‘Feminist Studies’ is accused of assaulting a 16 year old pro-life girl.
A department of feminist studies professor [at University of California Santa Barbara] has been accused of going berserk after coming across a campus prolife demonstration that used extremely graphic displays, leading a small mob of students to chant “tear down the sign” before grabbing one of the signs, storming off with it, then allegedly engaging in an altercation with a 16-year-old prolife protestor who had followed the educator to retrieve it.
Much of the scuffle was recorded on a smartphone by the 16-year-old, Thrin Short. The yet-to-be-released video is now in the custody of Santa Barbara law enforcement officials, who are investigating the March 4 incident.
The professor at the heart of the controversy is Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor whose area of emphasis is black cultural studies, pornography and sex work, according to her faculty webpage.
A useful definition is this: “Feminism is the words ‘I Want!’ in the mouths of three or more women, provided they’re the right kind of women.” Feminism must therefore accommodate wildly incompatible propositions — e.g., (1) Women unquestionably belong alongside men in Marine units fighting pitched battles in Tora Bora but (2) really should not be expected to be able to perform three chin-ups. Or: (1) Women at Columbia are empowered by pornography but (2) women at Wellesley are victimized by a statue of a man sleepwalking in his Shenanigans. And then there is Fluke’s Law: (1) Women are responsible moral agents with full sexual and economic autonomy who (2) must be given an allowance, like children, when it comes to contraceptives.