Idaho bakery declines to cater same-sex wedding: OMG JIM CROW Iran hangs gay men from construction cranes: whatever
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) March 3, 2014
Idaho bakery declines to cater same-sex wedding: OMG JIM CROW Iran hangs gay men from construction cranes: whatever
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) March 3, 2014
MSDNC refused to air an ad from a gay rights group that criticized the network for interviewing the head of an “anti-gay” organization.
CNN and NBC both refused to air an ad from a religious group that sought to welcome gays into their congregations.
CBS refused to air an ad for a gay dating service during the Superbowl.
A while back, ABC refused to air an ad from the Gay Rights group “Human Rights Campaign,” as well as a lesbian-owned travel agency. More recently, an ABC affiliate in Los Angeles refused to air an ad promoting gay families.
Yet, all of these progressive-left run news organizations are foursquare behind the proposition that Christians (But not Muslims, conspicuously) should be forced under penalty of law to bake cakes and arrange flowers for gay weddings; under the principle that no business owner ever has the right to refuse to serve anyone.
Alec Baldwin, interviewed in a long piece for an obscure website, announces his departure from public life. He is moving to LA, like all other people who loathe publicity and want to live in privacy.
He is angry at the “Gay Department of Justice” for treating him the same way they would a Republican who used ghey slurs instead of giving him the pass he is entitled to as a left-wing progressive. So, like a comment troll who’s been challenged to provide links to Sarah Palin saying she could see Russia from her house, or where in the United States Constitution are listed the budget priorities Congress must fund… , he has flounced off and swore that he won’t be back because his critics are just too mean.
Also, Re: Mr. Piers Morgan, good riddance to bad rubbish. Ponder the irony of a Brit trying to take a former colony’s guns.
His Honor the Mayor of New York City — (who traveled to Nicaragua in the nineteen eighties to lend his support to the Soviet-backed Sandinista Communist Regime) — was caught speeding, running stop signs, and making illegal lane changes in his mayoral motorcade this week.
Just days after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an aggressive plan to prevent traffic deaths, CBS 2 cameras caught the driver of a car carrying the mayor violating a number of traffic laws.
But the NYPD responded Thursday evening that the mayor’s caravan, which is operated by police, sometimes has to use special driving techniques for protective reasons.
As CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday, the mayor’s two-car caravan was seen speeding, blowing through stop signs, and violating other traffic laws. Kramer reported that if the driver of the lead car, which carried the mayor in its passenger seat, had been cited, he would have racked up enough points to get his license suspended.
When the mayor announced his 62-point safe streets initiative, which includes lowering the speed limit to 25 mph, he said, “We want the public to know that we are holding ourselves to this standard.”
But of course, he’s a Democrat, his wife’s a lesbian, and his family is multi-racial … so… he gets an exemption.
Kevin Williamson has an interesting article on the massive wealth disparities and social divisions in the heart of progressivism. The Progressive Utopia of San Francisco, for example, has some rather interesting demographic quirks.
San Francisco, the world capital of progressive piety, has a population that is barely 6 percent black, but its population of persons arrested for drug felonies is 60 percent black. More than 40 percent of those arrested for homicide are black. In this bastion of well-heeled progressive governance, about half of the black households make less than $25,000 a year.
From this, we can only conclude that Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco is one of the most racist cities in the country.
The lavish state dinner attended by Mr. Obama’s wealthiest donors, his choice celebrities (Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis Dreyfuss), a few token gheys (Jason Collins and “friend), and his new Republican friends Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor, also featured a 2,500 calorie menu that did not feature the carrot sticks and whole grain breads mandated by Mrs. Obama for the peasants.
The menu for the dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande featured a main course of dry-aged ribeye beef served with blue cheese, 12 varieties of potatoes and quail eggs.
The first course was American Osetra caviar, farmed from sturgeon in estuaries in Illinois, followed by a “winter garden salad.”
Dessert was a selection of sweets: a chocolate malted cake that combined bittersweet chocolate from Hawaii and tangerines from Florida, served with vanilla ice cream made in Pennsylvania. Also on the menu were fudge made from Vermont maple syrup, lavender shortbread cookies and cotton candy dusted with orange zest.
Estimated Cost of the dress Mrs. Obama wore to the State Dinner that Congressman Ryan attended: $12,000
US poverty line: $11,490.
But maybe she wore the dress to a party attended by some of her husband’s wealthiest donors in hopes of making a statement about income inequality. And that statement would be, “Income inequality, F— Yeah!”
So far, no confirmation that Mrs. Obama requested that leftover cake from the party be distributed to the unemployed.
Commenter runningrn remembers when the left got apoplectic because Ann Romney bought a $900 blouse with her own money.
(Note, this post was heavily edited because I was really, really tired when I first wrote it.)
Q. What’s more hypocritical than gheys who want the Government out of the bedroom, but into the bakeries?
Too bad money doesn’t buy fashion sense.
The Democrats goal is to do for income inequality what they did for quality, affordable health care.
Update: The places in the USA with the worst income inequality are DC, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Last I checked, none of those were red states. The states with the least income inequality, FWIW, were Utah, Alaska, Wyoming, and New Hampshire.
Seems some members of the “keep the Government out of my bedroom” party got their knickers in a wad because some celebrities were using e-cigarettes at the Golden Globes. E-cigarettes are widely regarded as harmless, but these senators thought they evoked the specter of Demon Tobacco.
We are troubled that these images glamorize smoking and serve as celebrity endorsements that could encourage young fans to begin smoking traditional cigarettes.
So, smoking is bad, right? Well, no. Smoking tobacco is bad. But smoking marijuana, as evidenced by the push to legalize it, is good.
I don’t have a dog in this fight; I prefer not to draw smoke of any form into my lungs. I am just shaking my head at the absence of intellectual consistency. How can one form of ingesting smoke be the embodiment of all that is evil, but ingesting the other is an individual choice that is none of the Government’s business?
For that matter, why is prohibition and social pressure necessary to keep teens from smoking and drinking alcohol; but teenagers should be encouraged to have sex “safely” because prohibition and social pressure won’t work?
Maybe the theory is that marijuana will be a helpful tool in keeping the masses pacified. Mary Jane and television are just the modern form of bread and circuses. That certainly worked out well for Rome… in the long haul.
Communist NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio began his term in office by promising to ban horse-drawn carriages from the streets of NYC because he couldn’t bear to see the poor little horsies suffer.
As it turns out, one of Comrade de Blasio’s very, very wealthy and deep-pocketed campaign financiers has been pushing a ban on horse-drawn carriages for years… so he can buy the stables where they are kept and develop
worker’s housing for the proletariat upscale residential and retail properties.
The bad guy in this drama, according to the carriage drivers, is Steve Nislick, former chief executive officer of a New Jersey-based real-estate development company, Edison Properties.* The company “employs legions of lobbyists to influence city decisions on real estate and zoning in its favor,” journalist Michael Gross reported in 2009, pointing out that two of Edison’s businesses “have multiple locations in the same Far West Midtown neighborhood as the stables where the Central Park horses are housed.” An anti-carriage pamphlet Nislick circulated in 2008 made this interesting observation: “Currently, the stables consist of 64,000 square feet of valuable real estate on lots that could accomodate up to 150,000 square feet of development. These lots could be sold for new development.”
Left-wing populist demogoguery has always been a great prophylactic against media curiosity about shady financial dealings; just ask Warren Buffett.
When pro-lifers like myself suggest adoption as the preferred alternative to abortion, it is common for pro-abortionists to sneer, “Yeah, as if conservatives are ever going to adopt an unwanted black baby.”
And then, they attack Mitt Romney’s family for adopting a black baby… because Racism.
On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday, the panel was discussing several topics of the “of the year” variety. In the below clip, panelists are shown photos ‘of the year” and asked to offer humorous captions. Host Harris-Perry shows a Romney family photo that includes his adopted grandchild, who happens to be black, and this is the reaction:The panelists start laughing the moment the photo is on the screen, because obviously. Then the first response is Pia Glenn off-camera sing-songing “one of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same” and the rest of the panel chuckles along. It’s funny because Romney is white and his grandson isn’t, which is obviously hilarious. Because as everyone knows, the races should not mix.
Do ya think Melissa Harris-Perry suspects the Romney’s were motivated by tokenism to adopt a black baby because that’s the precise reason MSNBC was motivated to hire her as an anchor? Iowahawk does.
Update: Melissa Harris-Perry issues the pro-forma liberal fauxpology. Next week, back in-line at the chanting circle.
‘With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured…the first thought forbidden…the first freedom denied–chains us all irrevocably.’ Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie, as wisdom…and warning. The first time any man’s freedom is trodden on, we’re all damaged.” – Star Trek: The Next Generation “The Drumhead“
Hollywood used to think blacklists and the suppression of free speech were terrible things when applied to communists who were working to undermine and destroy the United States of America; but blacklists and suppression are now good things when used to advance the Gay Agenda. But GLAAD has shown them that blacklisting can be a very effective tool in squashing free speech that they don’t agree with.
Within hours of GLAAD’s publication of my addition to the list, which amounts to an excommunication from polite society, an e-mail was sent to the president of my university, along with dozens of other high officials in California, with the announcement: ROBERT OSCAR LOPEZ PLACED ON GLAAD WATCH LIST.
Aside from that one fling on Al Jazeera, since GLAAD placed me on their blacklist, no secular media outlet has invited me on its show in the United States. In-depth interviews with me have been broadcast in Chile, Russia, France, Ireland, and a number of other nations. In the United States, Christian broadcasters like the American Family Association and Frank Sontag’s “Faith and Reason” show in Los Angeles have interviewed me. And I’d been interviewed, prior to the GLAAD blacklisting, by Minnesota affiliates of NBC, CBS, Fox, and NPR, as well as a number of newspapers. Since GLAAD’s blacklisting, none.
Prior to GLAAD’s blacklisting, I had received calls from people at universities discussing their interest in having me come to campus and give speeches. Three were working with me to set up dates. Since GLAAD’s blacklisting, none. Those who had discussed this with me said point-blank that their superiors did not want to create controversy.
The idea behind this form of proactive speech suppression is simple; punish one man and terrify a thousand more into silence for fear of losing their careers, their income, their social standing.
And underneath it all, leftist progressives don’t really respect teh gheys, they just patronize them for the sake of political correctness, so they can flaunt their “tolerance” they way Victorians flaunted their piety. But every once in a while, the mask slips, as with Alec Baldwin, Al Franken, Tracy Morgan and others… and gay leftists are made aware of the sad little secret that those who are supposed to be their biggest supporters privately loathe and ridicule them.
I imagine that explains at least some of their inconsulable bitterness.
Hat Tip: The People’s Cube
Well, we know from all those Obamacare ex-supporters who now say, “But I didn’t realize I would be paying for it!” But here’s another example.
A ‘living wage’ is good, right? Walmart workers making $15/hr rather than $8 is only fair, right? Any good leftie* should claim to believe it.
But money doesn’t grow on trees. Walmart can’t pay higher wages without charging higher prices. And the intrepid Peter Schiff explains it to Walmart customers, under his slogan “Higher wages for higher prices”. Watch their support wilt away:
(*To be fair, the customers shown may not be political lefties. I tie them to the Left because the ‘living wage’, ‘Walmart is unfair’ notion that these customers support is left-wing in essence. If any of these people are libertarian or conservative, shame on them; they should know better!)
Karl Pierson, who would have become the latest school mass murderer – except that a good guy with a gun (and not Colorado’s Draconian gun laws) stopped him – disappointed the media by being a socialist left-winger whose hatred of Republicans was almost at MSNBC levels and not, as they had fervently hoped, a pro-Second Amendment Tea Party supporter.
Gabe Malor at AoSHQ has dissected the media’s pattern of desperately hoping a new shooter is a right wing nut job, and then losing interest in a story when they find out he’s on their team. There is nothing for me to add, so thorough is his dissection.
So, one detail of the story piqued my interest. Karl Pierson showed his love for murderous progressive leftism partly by wearing Soviet themed T-shirts to school and proclaiming himself a communist. Communism is a murderous and opporessive ideology that butchered somewhere north of 100,000,000 people in the 20th Century. Do you think the school would have let him wear T-shirts emblazoned with Swastikas and proclaim himself a Nazi? Why is one murderous ideology okay and the other forbidden? Are some murderous ideologies just “more equal” than others?
The Communist Mayor of New York City owns two homes valued at over a million dollars apiece. The New York Times considers his two million-dollar homes “humble.” And to my knowledge, he has not offered to take in any of the city’s homeless.
If Democrats can ask why I “need” an AR-15, is it fair to ask why Comrade DeBlasio needs two homes?
BTW: The Communist Senator from Massachusetts won’t be running for president in 2016. Sad really. Don’t you think it’s time a fake Native American occupied the White House? (I remind you, a “moderate, electable” Republican lost to this shrill Marxist lying harridan. Perhaps previewing what will happen if Chris Christie runs against Hillary.)
Update: Do you think Obama had a problem with income inequality when his wife was working a $300K per year, no-show job that mainly involved denying health care to poor people?
Sometimes you’ll be scanning headlines at your favorite locations, and a common element will jump out at you. Consider:
The common element is, of course, the Left’s penchant for dictatorship and thuggery.
So, over the weekend, the Obama Regime came to an agreement with the gay-killing, terrorist-supporting Iranian regime. The agreement is that sanctions will be lifted, and Iran will be allowed to continue to enrich uranium. And in return, the Obama Regime gets a distraction from the Obamacare debacle and the predictable adulation of their sycophants in the press.
The agreement is strikingly similar to the deal Jimmy Carter negotiated with the Norks in 1994. And we all know what a brilliant success that was.
Obama is happily willing not only to negotiate with the gay-killing, terrrorist supporting regime in Iran, but eagerly grants them major concessions. But he will not negotiate with Congressional Republicans.