After finishing his sermon, on how the SIN of Carbon emissions was going to cause the sinners to “Roast on the Fiery Pit of Climate Change” unless the sinner forsook their evil, selfish lifestyles of hydrocarbon consumption and embraced the Holy Green Path of Righteousness … the Reverend Leonardo di Caprio of the First Church of Gaia left his pulpit at the Oscars to take leave with his phalanx of gun-toting bodyguards and entourage of disciples and hussies. Together, they trouped off in their motorcade of gas guzzling SUV’s and rode to the airport where his carbon spewing private jet whisked them off to one of his many massive carbon negative homes to plan the next enormous party on one of his huge fuel guzzling yachts that all his guests ride on their own private jets to get to.
President Obama made a much-publicized visit to a mosque yesterday in which he praised Islam with such gushing fervor you would have thought Mohammedans invented single-payer health care and the capital gains tax.
What was less publicized is that the leadership of this mosque Obama honored with his presence have a record on gay tolerance that has much more in common with the Westboro Baptist Theater Troupe than the faculty at Wellesley.
Being a homosexual “is an immoral act, it is a shameful act, it is despised act, it is haram, it is forbidden in Islam, completely, absolutely, from the Koran, the Hadith [recorded statements from Islam’s reputed founder, the leader Muhammad) and by consensus of the scholars from the beginning of Islam,” says Imam Yaseen Shaikh, who was hired in to serve as the head of Islamic teaching or Islamic “scholar” for the Islamic Society of Baltimore and its nearby Al-Rahmah school.
Will this matter to the Progressive Gay Left. Of course not. Mohammedans are part of the great Social Democrat Coalition and therefore get a pass on that.
Also, kind of par for the course for people who think the solution to Mohammedan rape gangs is hashtags and YouTube videos. (But college males accused of rape by mentally unstable girls should have their lives destroyed.)
Sometimes, it takes a conservative, Indian-American intellectual to lay the smackdown on a white male leftist hypocrite (being coached by a spastic middle-aged hippie).
If you don’t care to watch, Let me summarize:
Social Justice Wanker: “White privilege is the end product of generations of economic injustice and white people stealing from brown people and can only be ended by white people giving up their privilege.”
D’Souza: “If you really feel that way, why don’t you give up your privilege to a disadvantaged person of color.”
Social Justice Wanker: “Derp”
A violent psychopath went on a shooting spree near a Planned Parenthood butcher shop over Thanksgiving weekend.
He will not become a martyr and symbol of any movement, like violent thug Michael Brown.
No one on the right will wear a T-shirt or wave a banner emblazoned with his image, like mass-murdering communist icon Che Guevara.
He will not be given a teaching position at the University of Illinois and become a celebrated community organizer like unrepentant left-wing terrorist Bill Ayers.
He will not be given a job as a correspondent for taxpayer-funded NPR, become a cause celebre among the Hollywood left, and given honorary degrees like left-wing cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal.
The Right does not make violent sociopaths into heroes.
The Left does.
The Progressive Mentality in a Nutshell. *I* don’t like it, so *you* should not be allowed to have it.
District Mayor Muriel Bowser said that she does not favor changing Washington’s strict gun control laws to let people defend themselves from an “active shooter” because “I don’t like guns.”
Easy for her to say; she is constantly surrounded by armed, taxpayer-provided security.
So, this post is written by Jeff; but I may say we/us/our in the following, meaning that I’m pretty sure that other GP authors would agree with me.
From time to time, trolls show up in GayPatriot’s comments section: people who are here not to provide new info or discuss anything for real, but only to throw accusations. They are usually left-wing. It’s fun, because they so often provide evidence for our points about how the Left thinks (or rather, doesn’t think).
You can tell a troll because his accusations are illogical. He usually shows little understanding of our viewpoints as the writers of GP, which may differ among us on some issues, but which are always rooted in our respect for human life including liberty (human freedom).
For example, if you understood anything about our viewpoints, you would know that we condemn violence^^ against gays and lesbians. And against women. And against black people or any minority. We condemn physical violence against anybody who isn’t a perpetrator of physical violence, because we condemn all physical violence that isn’t necessary for self-defense. No peaceful citizen should have to live in fear for his or her physical safety.
Likewise, we condemn anyone who -calls for- violence^^ against gays and lesbians, against women, or against anybody else who hasn’t committed criminal violence. To our way of thinking, we shouldn’t have to say the preceding, because it should be SO OBVIOUS that it flows from our principles. But if it’s important to you that we say it: there it is. Easy to say. Done.
It’s an example of something so basic that we would expect any commenter on GP who wants to be taken seriously to feel the same way. A similar example of something basic would be condemning violence against children – including the sexual exploitation of minors, such as child pornography or pedophilia**.
Rejecting the sexual exploitation of minors is so obvious and basic to being a decent human being that a person should not normally be asked to condemn pedophilia – but, if she is asked to, it should be quite easy for her to say “Of course I condemn it – Done.”
The thing is: When it comes to the Gay Left, and because the Gay Left sometimes tolerates NAMBLA or promotes certain individuals who do condone sex with minors, it may be legitimate to ask the person to condemn it. And when they condemn it, that’s good. You got your answer, and you move on to other topics.
At this point, a gay leftie might say “But then we’re right to ask you if you condemn violence against gays!! Because you tolerate or associate with Christians, and Christians promote or condone violence against gays!!!1!11!1!”
And the answer is: No, Christians don’t. Of course you can find some crazy/fringe person who happens to call themselves “Christian” and calls for violence against lesbians or gays; but the key words there are “crazy” and “fringe”. The words apply because the real world is different. In the real world, all major denominations of Christianity reject violence against gays.
But, sadly, it is not equally true that all major Gay Left groups, Pride parades, etc. shun NAMBLA and condemn anyone who has sex with teenage boys. Sadly, no.
All this came up in a recent GP thread. A leftie commenter asked me if I condemn violence against gays, and/or anyone calling for violence against gays. I replied readily that I do. Thinking that I was throwing the guy a softball, I said, now you can reciprocate my example by condemning pedophilia, right? He couldn’t or wouldn’t. Instead, he claimed that Christian leaders typically call for violence against gays. I demanded contemporary examples – and the one example that he provided (after some stalling and further hand-waving) was just a fringe nutcase, a worthless example.
- We (authors at Gay Patriot) condemn violence^^ against gays. (and always have)
- We condemn anyone who promotes or calls for violence^^ against gays. (and we always have)
- We condemn pedophilia**. (and always have)
- We find these things easy to say, when we are challenged about it.
- We think that any decent person should find these things easy to say, if they are challenged.
- We do NOT normally want people to be challenged on these things, in GP comments. (Why not? For staying on topic, for goodwill / presumption of innocence, etc.)
- But, if a troll is going to make challenges on these things, then he or she may expect to be challenged back – and had better come up with the right answers. As we do.
- In the future, when we are challenged, we may simply refer the troll back to this post.
(^^Violence meaning: real violence, which of course is physical violence.)
(**Pedophilia broadly also including hebephilia/ephebophilia, the sexual exploitation of teenagers or of any/all minors.)
Item 1: Pope Francis attacks wealth-holders and calls for the redistribution of (other people’s, natch) wealth to the poor.
Hypocritical Element: The Vatican’s holdings are worth tens of billions; and there is no discussion of liquidating them for distribution to the poor.
Hypocritical Element: Not only is the Pope protected by paramiliaries armed with firearms, but the Vatican Bank is a major shareholder in Pietro Baretta Arms.
Item 3: In issuing an encyclical calling for the faithful to embrace the dogma of Climate Change and support the expansion of Government power and the diminishing of individual rights in order to fight it, the pope said, “I would like to enter a dialogue with all people about our common home.”
Hypocritical element: “All People” does not include climate change skeptics, who were excluded from participating in the encyclical.
You begin to see why this Pope is unusually popular on the Progressive Left. And watching the party that has always insisted that religion had no business in government, the same progressives who have been slamming the Roman Catholic church for decades, suddenly cheering as the Pope endorses their policy prescriptions is rich indeed.
We don’t know the particulars of whatever sex crimes Josh Duggar may have committed when he was fourteen years years old (a juvenile), but we do know that the left wing thinks that on the basis of those past behaviors, regardless of his apparent repentance and good behavior since, he… and every other evangelical Christian… should be punished forever. Perhaps by stoning.
In contrast, Kaitlyn Hunt was 18 years old (an adult) when she stalked and raped a fourteen year old girl. Ms Hunt, in contrast, became a cause celebre on the left (not quite to the degree of a Mike Brown or a Mumia Jamal, but still a celebrity).
Looking at these two cases, should one conclude that it’s socially acceptable for an adult lesbian to stalk and molest an underage girl? (The Vagina Monologues contained exactly such a scene.) But on the other hand, if an underage boy commits a sex offense, he should be branded, shunned, and punished for life… along with his entire family?
A group of sanctimonious left-wing dhimmis has started a movement called #NotMyAmerica because of their outrage over people who provoke Mohammedans to acts of violence and terror by drawing pictures of their prophet Mohammed.
“In our America, freedom of speech should not be used to trump freedom of religion,” she told The Huffington Post. “All Americans have the right to worship free of fear and intimidation.”
When free speech provokes, threatens, incites, it’s no longer productive or safe. That’s what #PHXmosque rally is. That’s #NotMyAmerica
So, I am certain they will be showing up at the next San Francisco Gay Pride Parade to protest these people then, right?
Some news on the leftist hypocrisy front, the left-wing unions in Los Angeles have been fighting
to price themselves out of the labor market and be replaced by robots for a $15-an-hour living wage. And now that they are on the verge of getting Government to force that law on business owners, the unions are demanding that they and their workers be exempt from it.
Also, socialist icon Elizabeth Warren (D-MASS) apparently bought an old lady’s house for $30K and then, instead of making it into affordable housing for the proletariat, flipped it for a $115K profit. Someone should tell her she didn’t build that, and has no right to make money from it.
The left, and vile POS Dan Savage in particular, is obsessed with the Duggar family of Arkansas; because they are white, hetersexual, Christian fundamentalists and refuse to be ashamed of any of those things like leftists think they should be.
And it turns out, one of the Duggar boys, a long time ago, did something terrible. He confessed to it, repented of it, and never made any attempt to excuse or justify it, or ask anyone else to. And that thing he did was similar in kind and degree to what honored left-wing film-makers Roman Polanski, Victor Salva, and Woody Allen did; none of whom repented of the child-rapes or creepy incestuous molestations they committed, and all of whom are welcome members of the left-wing film-making community.
But the left is going after the Duggar family with all the pitchforks and torches they can round up. And they are… in the manner of a crazed, self-righteous mob… positively gleeful about the alleged hypocrisy of the Duggar situation… because it supposedly proves Christians are awful, Christians are hypocrites, Christianity is a lie, and everybody should be a hedonistic atheist; because they are paragons of never being hypocrites.
They would indeed be correct in their assessment if the central tenet of the Christian faith was that all believers in Christ are without sin or blemish. But far from that being a doctrine of the religion, it is actually the precise opposite of what Christians believe. None of us — not the Duggars, not anyone — claim that a faith in Jesus bestows perfect holiness on the faithful. It is because of our sinful nature that we need Him. When we sin, we do not disprove that thesis; we underscore it.
Christianity is not a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card that absolves holders of all transgressions, but Leftism totally is. Leftism is why Al Gore can fly all over the world on private jets and have multiple homes that have a larger carbon footprint than some third world countries; his leftism makes it okay. Leftism is why Bill Clinton can be a serial abuser of women and have feminists run to his defense; his leftism makes it okay. Leftism is why Michael Moore can avoid union labor and take tax breaks for making movies in Michigan while decrying corporate welfare; his leftism makes it okay.
Leftists don’t understand Chrisitianity; because it is utterly unlike leftism.
There was a different version of this commercial — put out by the progressive left Government of the State of New York — on CNN earlier today, advertising that New York was a great place to do business; because of the high quality of government services provided by its high taxes.
Just kidding, it actually was bragging about tax cuts, tax free zones, and “no taxes for 10 years” on new investment. Weird to see progressive Democrats pushing the same policies they excoriate Republicans for. Why don’t progs brag about the policies they really believe in?
The kicker is, if you go to the New York State business website, they are bragging about how they are cracking down on nail salons with new inspection, licensing requirements, and a whole bunch of new “safety regulations.” Complete with new “state enforcement teams” to make sure nail salons meet state standards.
They’ve also set up “Fast Food Minimum Wage Board” to figure out how to get to that $15-an-hour that’s been so successful in Seattle and San Francisco.
Funny the commercial doesn’t mention those progressive efforts.
Bit of a mixed message.
Today (I think it’s today, not totally up on these things), the hippie left celebrates “Earth Day,” which was co-founded by a radical hippie environmentalist who murdered his girlfriend and composted her body. You can honor Earth Day by starting a tire fire, or burning 9,180 gallons of jet fuel like the president did. They have roughly the same environmental impact.
This was making the rounds on Teh Facebooks earlier today:
Predictions made on the first Earth Day, 1970:
“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” – George Wald, Harvard Biologist
“Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.” – New York Times editorial, the day after the first Earth Day
“By… some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.” – Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist
“Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions….By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.” – Peter Gunter, professor, North Texas State University
“Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….” – Life Magazine, January 1970
This is the same crowd assuring us that “Global Warming is real, it is caused by human activity. The science is settled!”
Then, as now, the solution was the same: Enact the progressive socialist agenda, submit to Government control, dismantle global enterprise.
MSDNC — a 24/7 Infomercial for the Democrat Party — is a big champion of tax increases to pay for essential Government services, such as using the IRS to crack down on opposition groups, or giving bureaucrats quarter-million dollar moving allowances to relocate shorter distances than some people commute. The Democrat Party activists who host MSDNC’s programs are … to make a reference to an MSDNC program that no one will get because no one watches… “all in” on redistributing the wealth through taxation.
But only if the wealth being distributed belongs to other people. Al Sharpton owed the IRS some $4.5 Million in delinquent taxes. The Government has sent armed federal troopers after people with smaller dents to the Government, but Sharpton is still a VIP guest at the White House.
Now, it turns out that another MSDNC host, Melissa Harris-Perry, is delinquent on taxes to tune of $70,000; enough to pay for 1/4th the cost of moving a VA bureaucrat or financing about fifteen minutes of a typical Obama vacation.
I wonder how many pairs of tampon earrings you could buy with $70,000
George Lucas’s wealthy, progressive neighbors wouldn’t let him build a film studio on land he owns in Marin County, CA. So, to get back at them, he’s going to use the land to build “affordable housing.”
Lucas, the Star Wars creator is offering his own property in west Marin County off Lucas Valley Road near Novato for the project, with plans for a community of 224 homes right where neighbors said no to his studio expansion.
“He said ‘we’ve got enough millionaires here. What we need is some houses for regular working people,’” Lucas’ lawyer Gary Giacomini said.
To paraphrase one comment, this is the ultimate rich progressive leftist revenge; forcing other rich, progressive leftists to live around working class/middle income people.
The Obama Administration, their lefty cult of mindless drones have decided that Republicans who openly oppose Obama’s plan to sideline Congress in order to cut a deal to allow Iran to develop nukes without the threat of sanctions or military intervention are “traitors.” Loudmouth Democrat Maniac Howard Dean called it “Treason.” And Hillary Clinton took time out of her press conference to bash Republicans as un-American for “expressly (undercutting) a sitting president in the midst of sensitive international negotiations.”
Seems like the left was singing a different tune a few years ago.
“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”
Remember that? Who said that?
Note: CJ Pearson is probably a descendant of the African-American slaves. Barack H. Obama, by his own official biography, is not.
Remember the Left going on and on about President Bush’s supposedly “illegal” and “unilateral” Iraq war? When, in reality, the Bush administration had gone to great lengths to obtain (and did obtain) authorization for Iraq from both Congress and the U.N.
Even Senator Obama got in on the act, saying later in 2007 that “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” His words were correct – but again, irrelevant to the Bush case (since Bush had Congressional, bipartisan approval).
Then President Obama felt like bombing Libya out of the blue (no terrorist threat was involved – until after Ghaddafi was gone). And he sought no authorization from Congress. Did the Left care? A little; but really not much.
President Peace Prize also went on to embroil the U.S. in wars in Syria and Ukraine – unilaterally and with no authorization. And to blow any gains of the Iraq war, allowing ISIS to take hold; an event that President Orwell referred to as his having “ended the war”.
Now that he has done so, he proposes to resume the Iraq war. Except this time, he finally wants authorization first. I suppose that’s nice of him. I suppose we must be grateful, to such a terribly great man, for the small graces that he grants to us, his subjects.
You know the saying “There are no accidents”. First, consider how the Left’s beloved fake-Native American, Elizabeth Warren, is an unusually wealthy member of Congress – probably worth over $6 million. Courtesy of ZH:
Next, consider how the Left’s beloved fake-Native American, Elizabeth Warren, opposes a bill to audit the Federal Reserve Bank.
I say the 2 things are connected. You see, Elizabeth Warren is a phony. That doesn’t only mean that she has repeatedly lied about her racial (non-)heritage for personal gain. It also means that she lies about being a populist who would support the little guy against Big Banking.
For the last 6 1/2 years, the Fed – the privately-owned, biggest bank of them all – has (in accordance with Obama’s wishes) pumped boatloads of newly-created cash into our financial markets, to make financial bubbles that benefit “the one percent” – who include the top earners of Big Government and Big Banking (plus Big Government’s general deficits being financed). And Elizabeth Warren has no real problem with any of that. She does claim to oppose it. But her actions tell another story.
If she really opposed it, she’d be leading the charge to get the Fed audited. Instead, Rand Paul leads the charge (and Ron Paul before him) – while she carps, or puts up obstacles. “Follow the money.”
Unrelated follow-up: After noting in early December that holiday spending was off to a weak start, I should note that indeed, December consumer spending plunged by the most since 2009, as people’s incomes stagnated. At least by *conventional* economic wisdom, that means a bad economy – and shouldn’t be happening.