Another Highlight of the Sane, Rational Left-Wing Discourse Series: Below the fold, a left-wing UCLA student has a total breakdown after the student council fails to pass a (BTW meaningless) resolution demanding the university divest from Israel. (Language Warning)
Eric Cantor’s Democrat opponent wants you to know that George Bush and Dick Cheney were behind the terrorist attacks on 9-11-2001 and that FoxNews covered .
Using the Todd Akin guilt-by-association method, we can conclude from this that all Democrats are whackjob 9-11 truthers. [Then again, they are the party that elected Alan Grayson, Sheila Jackson Lee, Liz Warren, and Fortney Stark.]
Also, he wants you to know that if you think it was wrong that four Americans were murdered by terrorists in Benghazi and the president lied about it, you’re mentally ill.
Progressives Block Business Development in African American Community, Then Whine About Lack of Business Development in African American Community
Note: This piece was composed a few weeks ago, but not posted because it didn’t seem… postworthy. But it makes a nice pairing with the San Francisco piece from earlier today; same theme, the idiotic economic practices of urban utopian progressives.
Trader Joe’s … which I believe is a well-regarded retail establishment among progressive lefties… wanted to build a new store on a vacant lot in Portland, Oregon and bring jobs, business opportunities, and revenues to an economically challenged area of the city. This made a group of grievance-mongers very angry, and so they rose in protest against the store’s construction.
The loudest complaints came from PAALF, the Portland African American Leadership Forum. The group sent a blistering letter to city leaders in December, demanding a stop to the process and calling it “fraught with injustice.”
“Injustice” meaning that jobs and opportunity were going to be brought into their community, apparently. Anyway, they succeeded,Trader Joe’s canceled their development plans. But the grievance-mongers … surprise surprise… still weren’t happy. And issued new demands:
PAALF leaders said the development commission should publish a comprehensive accounting of the tax increment financing and spending in the Interstate corridor urban renewal area and compose a legally binding community benefits agreement to ensure the employment of African Americans in the construction of PDC sites.
Gee, it’s almost as though they are more interesting in constantly airing their grievances than having actual economic development in their community.
Complaints were filed, an investigation was launched by the “Equity Committee” at MacGill University, and the student was forced to denounce himself for his thoughtcrime:
“The image in question was an extension of the cultural, historical and living legacy surrounding people of color—particularly young men—being portrayed as violent in contemporary culture and media. By using this particular image of President Obama, I unknowingly perpetuated this living legacy and subsequently allowed a medium of SSMU’s communication to become the site of a microaggression; for this, I am deeply sorry.”
“Microagression” is a PC word that describes things no normal, rational human being would find offense in, but which send the Neurotic Left into paroxysms of outrage.
The bitter, loveless killjoys at The New Republic want you to know, Valentine’s Day Is Killing Gaia and teh Polar Bearz.
If your other half bought you a Valentine’s card, be sure to say thanks for the 18.5 grams of CO2 it created. http://t.co/JlxWN5Pjzv
— The New Republic (@tnr) February 13, 2014
Below the break, what my sweetheart is getting. (And we’re also going shooting and eating exactly the kind of meal Mrs. Obama does not want us to have.)
Sorry not that sad about Shirley Temple because she became a conservative nut bag.
— Jim Morrissey (@heimaeyus) February 11, 2014
This tweet is actually one of the tame ones.
If you needed another reason to feel superior to the left, now you have one.
Hat Tip: AoSHQ
A lifelike statues of a man sleepwalking in his underwear has … surprise, surprise… unhinged a group of feminist college students at Wellesley College.
“[T]his highly lifelike sculpture has, within just a few hours of its outdoor installation, become a source of apprehension, fear, and triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault for many members of our campus community,” says the petition. “While it may appear humorous, or thought-provoking to some, it has already become a source of undue stress for many Wellesley College students, the majority of whom live, study, and work in this space.”
Fainting couches all around, then.
The Museum Director at Wellesley seems to have forgotten the First Rule of Art; It’s only OK to offend people you don’t like. They should have installed something progressives would approve of, like a statue of Jesus Christ being sodomized by Sasha Baron Cohen.
The stupidity of the left is a constant source of comfort to me in my conservative choices: Chicago-area school officials don’t like ‘no guns’ stickers that picture guns.
“One of my biggest concerns as a principal is safety and security,” Tinley Park High School Principal Theresa Nolan told the Southtown Star. “It is bothersome to have to post a sticker of a gun that says, ‘Hey, folks, leave your guns at home.’ ”
Other school officials expressed concern with the signs as well.
“It is not necessarily something you’d want on a school building,” District 123 Superintendent Paul Enderle said. “But it correlates with the law, and I think if it ultimately helps to keep schools safe, that’s the objective.”
Quite aside from the fact that mere pictures of guns are enough to send lefty school officials screaming in terror like 1950′s housewives who’ve just spotted a mouse, how well is that ‘Gun Free Zone’ thing working anyway? How many firearm murders have taken place in Gun Free Zones compared to gun shows?
Updates: In other anti-Gun Hysteria News:
In Massachusetts: “Gun Control has failed, So we need more gun control!”
Mr. Allan Brauer is a gay activist of the leftist persuasion, and was Communications Director for the Sacramento Democrat Party in California, until he told a Ted Cruz staffer he wished her children would die and was dismissed, because even the party of Mr. Alan Grayson has some limits. Apparently, the experience left Mr. Brauer unchastened. He had some rather interesting and eloquent comments to direct toward Republicans during and after the president’s little speech last night.
— Allan Brauer (@allanbrauer) January 29, 2014
The @GOP fascist bully wing is growing in strength. Got to put down these rabid dogs while we still have a democracy.
— Allan Brauer (@allanbrauer) January 29, 2014
I’m guessing bathroom sex with @repmichaelgrimm involves a lot of quick hate-thrusting, dirty talk and premature ejaculation.
— Allan Brauer (@allanbrauer) January 29, 2014
Charming fellow, isn’t he?
Every time I hear someone say that feminism is about validating every choice a woman makes I have to fight back vomit.
Having kids and getting married are considered life milestones. We have baby showers and wedding parties as if it’s a huge accomplishment and cause for celebration to be able to get knocked up or find someone to walk down the aisle with.
Apparently, she has a lot of bitterness toward marriage and family, as evidenced by her other posts.
Studies consistently show that women who choose marriage and family life are happier than bitter feminists. Unfortunately, the dominant strain of feminism is closely aligned with left-wing collectivism; individuals achieving their own happiness through their own choices is not an acceptable paradigm. The Sisterhood (meaning the feminist leadership) will support only those choices that empower The Sistershood (meaning those who have positioned themselves at the top of the feminist leadership).
And maybe it’s just a case of turning sour grapes into bitter Feminist whine.
Let’s take a quick trip to Crazytown, and see how the inmates are doing.
- Rachel Maddow is a lying liar who lies. Deranged with left-wing hatred against the Koch Brothers (who have succeeded Sarah Palin as the left’s Emmanuel Goldstein of the moment), Maddow ran with a false story about the Koch Brothers backing a (BTW, perfectly fine) Florida law to drug test welfare recipients. Even though the story has been proven false by multiple media outlets, Maddow refuses to do the intellectually honest thing and admit she lied. Since Maddow is the HBIC at MSDNC, no one there will call her out on it.
- Larry O’Donnell praises Rick Santorum in Order to Bash Chris Chreosote. MSDNC is absolutely obsessed with Bridgegate, because causing a traffic jam is so much worse than running guns to Mexican drug gangs, weaponizing the IRS against political opponents, and leaving Americans to die in Benghazi and then lying about it.
- Ed Schultz claims Republicans are afraid debate him. Ann Coulter responded, “Invite me on your show, you lying pussy.” Several alley cats, Sandra Fluke’s cervix, and the University of Michigan’s offensive line have all protested being compared to Ed Schultz.
If you want to understand the die-hard, dead-ender Obama cultists, sometimes you have to look under that rock of MSDNC and see the pale, squishy things that dwell underneath it.
Intercourse is the very means through which men oppress us, from which we are not allowed to escape, yet some instances of or PIV [Ed: penis in vagina] and intercourse may be chosen and free? That makes no sense at all.
First, well intercourse is NEVER sex for women. Only men experience rape as sexual and define it as such. Sex for men is the unilateral penetration of their penis into a woman (or anything else replacing and symbolising the female orifice) whether she thinks she wants it or not – which is the definition of rape: that he will to do it anyway and that he uses her and treats her as a receptacle, in all circumstances – it makes no difference to him experiencing it as sexual. That is, at the very least, men use women as useful objects and instruments for penetration, and women are dehumanised by this act.
I am betting that the chances she makes a decent sammitch are nil.
And if you’re saying, “Surely I am excluded from her lunacy because I am a ghey,” sorry. She’s says teh buttsecks is bad too because it SYMBOLIZES the immoral penetration of a vajayjay. Masturbation … also wrong. In fact, anything that could possible make a man feel happy in any way is wrong because men suck.
She does have advice for men who want to repent of their evil rapist ways: Become a eunuch and give up all of your possessions, property, money, and rights away to women. (Check the link, I did not make that up.) Note, don’t expect forgiveness, much less gratitude, if you do give up everything you own to The Sisterhood. She will still hate you because you’re a hated penis-bearer.
But remember, to the left, what she proposes is not lunacy. Fiscally responsible and Constitutionally restrained Government as advocated by the Tea Party… *that* is considered lunacy.
So, there’s this nontroversy being ginned up because Megyn Kelly of FoxNews — responding to a click-bait article on Slate that claimed the Caucasian-ness of Santa Claus hurt black people’s feelers — made the offensive, shocking, outrageous observation that … um… Santa Claus is a fictional literary character who has usually been depicted as white.
I know, try to restrain your outrage. You might hurt yourself.
The left got very, very upset about this. And you know it was a serious news story because Jon Stewart got all fake-angry about it and made funny faces. Also, CNN.
Anyway, why is this news? I have several theories why the left chose this story to be the “Thing everybody is supposed to be crazy-mad about this week.”
a. The left needed to change the subject from the SCOAMF’s boorish, juvenile antics at the Mandela funeral and plummeting poll numbers and his claims about Obamacare winning “Lie of the year.”
b. FoxNews is creaming CNN (and Comedy Central) in the ratings, and this is the left’s way of lashing out.
c. To people who don’t have a freakin’ clue how fiscally boned the USA is, this really is a very important news story, along with that Disney twink who posted nudies and something-something Beyonce.
d. All of the above.
Item No. 1: A little six year old boy in Colorado — which is lately giving Florida a run for its money as America’s nutjob state — has been suspended from school and labeled a sexual harasser for the sexcrime of kissing a little girl on the cheek. Because school administrators
must always be on the lookout for potentially anti-social behavior are idiotic and insane.
Why do I feel like if he had kissed another little boy on the cheek, he’d have been given a school award and a guest spot on the Ellen DeGeneres show?
Item No. 2: On a related note, leftists also want to make it a thoughtcrime for men to check out women.
“Although objectification theory suggests that women frequently experience the objectifying gaze with many adverse consequences, there is scant research examining the nature and causes of the objectifying gaze for perceivers. The main purpose of this work was to examine the objectifying gaze toward women via eye tracking technology,” according to the abstract of “My Eyes Are Up Here: The Nature of the Objectifying Gaze Toward Women” by Sarah J. Gervais, Arianne M. Holland, and Michael D. Dodd.
“Consistent with our main hypothesis, we found that participants focused on women’s chests and waists more and faces less when they were appearance-focused (vs. personality-focused). Moreover, we found that this effect was particularly pronounced for women with high (vs. average and low) ideal body shapes in line with hypotheses,” according to the report.
Reports of bias incidents at Vassar College that involved hateful messages left on students’ doors were actually elaborate hoaxes — and the perpetrator is none other than the student member of the Bias Incident Response Team…
This fall semester at the liberal arts college in New York saw a curiously high number of bias incident reports…The task force had one student member…who is transgendered and was also a vice president of the Vassar Student Association (VSA)…
The DC has learned that one of the perpetrators was none other than [that student].
Via Ace, who goes along with Damn Dirty Rino in suggesting that Münchausen syndrome may be at play.
I’ve made my own assumption that the student must be politically “progressive”; if it’s incorrect, let us know in the comments.
Sometimes you’ll be scanning headlines at your favorite locations, and a common element will jump out at you. Consider:
- In the SF Bay area, President Obama’s supporters call for him to rule by unilateral decree.
- In Colorado, gun-control supporters get thuggish on gun-rights supporters.
- At Bowie State in MD, college administrators harass a black student for his criticism of Obamacare.
- In Honduras, leftists apparently lost the election – and won’t concede.
The common element is, of course, the Left’s penchant for dictatorship and thuggery.
UPDATE: And a few days earlier, there was state-sanctioned looting:
Nov 9 – Thousands of Venezuelans lined up outside the country’s equivalent of Best Buy…President Nicolás Maduro ordered a military “occupation” of the company’s five stores…”I want a Sony plasma television for the house,” said Amanda Lisboa, 34, a business administrator, who had waited seven hours already outside one Caracas store. “It’s going to be so cheap!”
I’m shaking my head at the short-sightedness. If stores are going to be occupied and looted, then no, Amanda: TVs won’t be cheap.
Nov 15 – Venezuela’s socialist government has arrested more than 100 “bourgeois” businessmen in a crackdown on alleged price-gouging at hundreds of shops and companies since the weekend, President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday.
“They are barbaric, these capitalist parasites!” Maduro thundered in the latest of his lengthy daily speeches. “We have more than 100 of the bourgeoisie behind bars at the moment.”
Inflation is the problem:
Officials say unscrupulous companies have been hiking prices of electronics and other goods more than 1,000 percent…
To spell it out for any lefties reading this: Companies only do what’s needed to stay afloat – and what the market will bear. It’s the Venezuelan currency that has been printed into oblivion. So yes, inflation.
Naturally, the government claims that its interventions help the poor: (more…)
Enough lefties understand that President Obama is drowning in scandals of his own creation that comedy shows can begin to talk about it:
But other lefties remain mired in denial:
Oprah…[said] “There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.”
Oprah ignores the fact that Americans elected Obama twice; the fact that everybody on the Left has been ‘saying it’ for years; and the fact that Democrats, to this day, show the greatest of disrespect to President Bush. Never mind the question of whether Obama has been dragging down the office with his unpresidential behavior.
City Journal has a wonderful piece from Pascal Bruckner on “climate change” as the left-wing version of the Apocalypse: a dogma, anti-technology, impervious to reason, wherein Gaia (the new left-wing God) rains destruction upon humanity as punishment for its sin of not living by leftism.
Around the turn of the twenty-first century, a paradigm shift in our thinking took place: we decided that the era of revolutions was over and that the era of catastrophes had begun…
How did this change happen? Over the last half-century, leftist intellectuals have identified two great scapegoats for the world’s woes. First, Marxism designated capitalism as responsible for human misery. Second, “Third World” ideology, disappointed by the bourgeois indulgences of the working class, targeted the West… The guilty party that environmentalism now accuses—mankind itself, in its will to dominate the planet—is essentially a composite of the previous two, a capitalism invented by a West that oppresses peoples and destroys the earth…“There are only two solutions,” Bolivian president Evo Morales declared in 2009. “Either capitalism dies, or Mother Earth dies.”
So the planet has become the new proletariat that must be saved from exploitation—if necessary, by reducing the number of human beings…
Via NRO (Stanley Kurtz), who delves into a different angle: how left-wing environmentalism lets rich, white college kids join the ranks of the oppressed. “Global warming allows the upper-middle-class to join the proletariat, cloaking erstwhile oppressors in the mantle of righteous victimhood.”
All week, I’ve had a nagging feeling that the GP blog should say something on this…but what? And why? After all, it’s just celebrity nonsense.
But I will make this easy observation: If Manning likes men, and always felt herself to be a woman, then she was never actually a gay man whose struggle with homosexuality drove her actions. She was/is just a straight woman who broke her oath.