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‘The View’ Devolves into Catfights and Low Ratings

The departure of Barbara Walters has left ABC’s ‘The View’ without any adult supervision. And the addition of a shrill, deranged, conspiracy-spouting lesbian to the mix has… unsurprisingly… led to some serious dysfunction.

A shrill, backstage brawl at “The View” Wednesday left co-host Rosie Perez in tears while panelists Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell battled over how to cover the latest allegations against Bill Cosby and the racially charged upheaval in Ferguson, Mo., sources said.

O’Donnell believed the show — now overseen by ABC News — needed to delve deeper into both controversial subjects, while Goldberg wanted to steer clear of the topics altogether.

Ultimately, both news stories were discussed at length on the air by the panel.

“There’s terrible frustration and there are problems,” a source close to the show told the Daily News. “Whoopi didn’t want to talk about Cosby and Ferguson, Rosie (O’Donnell) did — how could you not? These are topics that are uncomfortable for everyone, but it’s ‘The View’ and it’s their job to talk about topics that might make some people tense.”

Fortunately, there were very few witnesses to the train wreck.

With Walters now retired, there’s no center of gravity to the show, no one to reign in the lunatics inside the asylum. No wonder the ratings have plummeted with the formula broken and the cast is feuding with each other.

Anti-Vaccination whackjob Jenny McCarthy now looks like the smart one for walking away from this not-so-hot mess.

Bet this wouldn’t have happened if they had picked Tammy Bruce instead of Rosie.

I also bet this kind of stuff doesn’t happen on ‘The Five.’ And this clip may explain why:

Pelosi’s People

Posted by V the K at 7:34 pm - November 18, 2014.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi won re-election with 82% of the vote. This is mind-blowing to anyone with a mind that has enough functioning neural pathways to be blown. Who, any reasoning person wonders, would vote for this demented Botox Bolshevik?

This photo essay of Mrs. Pelosi’s constituents from a few years back provides an answer. Warning, NSFW (because… San Francisco) and also… if you’re easily put off your lunch, this is not a good site to visit before lunch unless you’re trying to lose a few pounds/

Nick Adds: 82%, huh? I guess it takes a really addlepated constituency to be that far gone, no? I mean really… what sort of collection of depraved and brain-dead buffoons would possibly vote for such a wretch at such a high rate?

Oh wait: House Democrats reelect Nancy Pelosi their leader… Oh, and this:

There were “no nays audible in room,” the aide said.

Rape and consent (affirmative or otherwise)

Part of what is bad about leftists is that they characteristically offer terrible solutions – the worst possible solutions – to real problems. In doing so, they muddy-up issues, misguide people and actually prevent genuine solutions.

I could talk about gun control – where the leftie “solution” to crimes committed by armed law-breakers is restrictions that effectively disarm the law-abiding victims. (Thus empowering law-breakers.) But another example would be rape.

Like all serious crimes against life, limb, liberty or property: Rape is a real problem. In answer (and as this blog has recently discussed), feminists propose to violate the rights of everyone by abandoning standards of evidence, and to turn normal (consenting) sexual relations into absurd displays of feminist rules.

With lefties, because of the sad-but-simple fact that crimes can’t always be prevented and criminals can’t always be punished, the rest of us are to be punished. Even though we’re not criminals and we stand with the victims. It makes no sense, and usually worsens the problem.

What would be some better answers? Like I said, it is sad that crime can’t always be prevented or punished. Still, the answer is to keep making reasonable efforts at both.

Let people, especially women, carry guns or other means of self-defense – knowing well how to use them. Also, let young women be well-educated on the M.O. of date-rapists (especially the M.O. of powerful older men named “Bill” who want to give them private audiences).

When someone is raped: Let the criminal justice system work; let us all fight to maintain its integrity. Let the victim go to the police as soon as possible. However that goes, let her tell her story often (regardless of whether, or when, others may believe her).

By the way, take a look at the above links on Bill Cosby; they’re pretty chilling. Share with your friends and daughters; not to scare them, but to help them recognize how a “friendly” predator may operate.

Get down, PC-style!

From Concordia University (in Montreal) – Politically Correct lefties show how it’s done! Video here.

WARNING: Although it probably rates as only PG-13, it’s one of those things you won’t be able to “un-see”. Words can’t convey the full, un-sexy, un-romantic inanity of these indoctrinated “Affirmative Consent” robots.

Via Daily Caller. DC adds:

Yet in the course of the video, both lovers ask one another whether certain kisses and touches are acceptable only after they have already begun, a clear violation of the need for prior explicit consent.


Nick adds: Not sure if it’s because I’m gay in the first place, but… Whoa, I am so flaccid now, dude.

Remember when lefties liked free speech? (or claimed to)

Something in Bruce’s Twitter stream got me to notice this petition on Daily Kos, which is

…calling on Congress and the States [to] Act now to do whatever is within your power to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

I don’t know when DK started the petition; probably a few years ago. But it’s still active. Now, in terms of the U.S. constitution, what caused the Citizens United decision? As Justice Kennedy wrote in 2010 for the majority:

If the First Amendment has any force, it prohibits Congress from fining or jailing citizens, or associations of citizens, for simply engaging in political speech.

So, the principle of Free Speech caused the decision. The First Amendment right of citizens, or associations of citizens, to engage in political speech – is what the decision expresses and defends.

If we do the math, the Daily Kos petition is effectively:

…calling on Congress and the States [to] Act now to do whatever is within your power to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn free speech.

…calling on Congress and the States [to] Act now to do whatever is within your power to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the First Amendment right of citizens, or associations of citizens, to engage in political speech.

Example #12,770 of leftism actually being fascism and vice versa.

UPDATE: Something more current…With approval from the National Science Foundation, Indiana University researchers spent $1 million of taxpayer money on activities to silence non-leftie voices on Twitter. Here’s another link.

Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

Trigger Warning: Racism, Leftist Idiocy, SJW Run Amok

Minneapolis public schools have adopted a new policy intended to discourage the punishment of African-American, Hispanic, and Native American youths.

Minneapolis Public Schools are implementing a new policy aimed at eliminating the gap between the races when it comes to suspensions. Nothing will change for white students, they will still be suspended at the discretion of each school’s principal. But for minority students, specifically black, Hispanic and Native American students, the Minneapolis Schools Superintendent’s office will personally review each case.

This new policy is part of an agreement with U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights announced last week after an investigation into why minority students made up such a high percentage suspended students in the past.

And are there quotas, you might ask? You bet your sweet donkey there are quotas.

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson announced today her intent to eliminate the nonviolent suspension gap by 2018. To achieve this, MPS must aggressively reduce the disproportionality between black and brown students and their white peers every year for the next four years. This will begin with a 25 percent reduction in disproportionality by the end of this school year; 50 percent by 2016; 75 percent by 2017; and 100 percent by 2018.

The objective is to make it so much hassle to discipline minority children that teachers won’t go through the trouble; while encouraging the suspension of white kids to erase the “suspension gap.” So, basically, little Trayvon Malik Shabazz and little Jorge Gonzales can now get away with behavior that little Billy White would be suspended for.

What could possibly go wrong?

Last Time I Checked, I Didn’t Have Any Privilege

Posted by V the K at 1:06 pm - November 7, 2014.
Filed under: Academia,Liberalism Run Amok


The well-educated loons… I mean, “Social Justice Warriors” … at the University of San Francisco are on the warpath against the alleged privilege of straight, white, Christian males.

Three professors at the University of San Francisco (USF) are claiming that if you are white, heterosexual, able-bodied, Christian, or male, you must “check your privilege,” as part of a campus-wide social marketing campaign that began last week.

“If you can expect time off from work to celebrate your religious holidays, you have Christian Privilege,” according to the new campaign, which defines privilege as “unearned access to social power based on membership in a dominant social group.”

White males have the “privilege” of having to have much higher test scores and grades than women or minorities to get into places like the University of San Francisco. They also have the “privilege” of having less access to scholarships and programs to help pay for them. They also have the “privilege” of being on the wrong side of Affirmative Action hiring practices, and, of course, the privilege of having social justice nitwits constantly telling them how awful they are and how they are responsible for all the problems in the world.

Seems to me, there are a lot of straight, white, Christian males living in Appalachia. How’s that “privilege” working out for them?

[Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers]

The Mob Demands….

The Ferguson Permanent Protest Mob… backed by Barack Obama and Eric Holder’s Justice Department… have issued a list of demands (“Rules of Engagement”) … for the police to follow the next time they riot. (e.g. Should the Grand Jury not give into the mob and decline to indict Officer Darren Wilson, which will be the signal for Ferguson protesters to loot and burn the few remaining businesses in their neighborhoods.)

A couple of highlights, courtesy FrontPageMag.

8. Crowd control equipment such as armored vehicles, rubber bullets, rifles and tear gas will not be used.

Police will, instead, respond to looting and rioting with polite requests to stop.

15. Police will be instructed to be tolerant of more minor lawbreaking… when deciding whether to escalate the use of force.

They basically are demanding the right to break the law.

This is what you get when you create a permanent welfare class with an exaggerated sense of entitlement and nothing better to do than complain and make trouble.

Lefty wet dream: Using the power of government to crush dissent

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 7:27 pm - November 5, 2014.
Filed under: Civil Discourse,Liberal Intolerance,Liberalism Run Amok

Recent years have seen a disquieting affair in American politics. It seems that a certain local official – a conservative, partisan Republican – decided that he hated a leading Democrat in his State. The Democrat’s policies threatened the official’s wife’s job. The official and his wife joined in public protests against the policies, but not merely that. The official went on to use his office to harass a bunch of liberals with over-investigation.

This Republican official only ever found some minor offenses where the leading Democrat was not at all implicated – but it didn’t stop him from continually widening his secret investigation of the hated Democrat, his staff, and many of the State’s liberal advocacy groups.

The investigation included police raids on liberal staffers’ homes which frightened their families, seized their equipment and forced large legal bills upon them, with the victims kept under gag orders (where they couldn’t protest the raids). Plus the convenient (and probably illegal) leaking of their documents. It worked: One side of the political advocacy in that State was hindered, if not paralyzed.

Does that sound more like Nazi Germany than America? Yes, it does. By the way, the persecuted “Democrat” was Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin. The persecuted “liberal” advocacy groups were conservative supporters of his policies. And the “Republican” doing all that persecuting was John Chisholm (D), Milwaukee’s pro-union District Attorney.

George Will and William A. Jacobson have written about this matter. The legal fallout is still happening (and will doubtless go to Wisconsin’s Supreme Court). Thus far, the fallout includes both federal and State judges who have been outraged by the sheer one-sidedness and/or groundlessness of many of Chisholm’s actions.

Since Walker just won re-election by seven points, we know that Chisholm’s tactics didn’t work – this time. But, regardless of who won, Chisholm has undermined the legitimacy of American government. Walker’s opponent, Mary Burke, has done all she could to keep Walker under a cloud for the mere fact of Chisholm investigating him. And if Burke had won, she would now be under a cloud for having won illegitimately, by exploiting governmental suppression of her opponents’ voices.

I’m sure that some honest lefties remain in this world, who are outraged by Chisholm’s actions. But many other lefties will find it A-OK. Using the power of the State to crush dissent against leftism: it’s what some of them dream of. After all, it’s what Lois Lerner apparently tried to do (when she had the IRS target conservatives), and it’s what many lefties abroad have practiced for generations.

UPDATE: Outrageous ‘John Doe’ prosecution of Scott Walker supporters in Wisconsin ends. Along the way, WI’s Government Accountability Board admitted that the investigations were legally “indefensible”. And yet…they happened. Heads ought to roll. Will they? At least some of the victims are pursuing a federal civil rights lawsuit against Chisholm.

Lena Dunham: Left-Wing Weirdo

First of all, normal people neither know nor care who Lena Dunham is. She has a show on HBO that very few people watch, she made a campaign commercial for Barack Obama comparing voting for Obama to having sex with Obama, and she is absolutely adored on the Democrat media left. The Left considers her the voice of her generation.

Here’s how she grew up.

Her father, Carroll Dunham, is a painter noted for his primitive brand of highbrow pornography, his canvases anchored by puffy neon-pink labia; her photographer mother filled the family home with nude pictures of herself, “legs spread defiantly.” Self-styled radicals from old money, they were not the sort of people inclined to enforce even the most lax of boundaries.

So, basically, she was raised the way left-wing progressives think children should be raised. And then there’s this tidbit.

Dunham writes of casually masturbating while in bed next to her younger sister, of bribing her with “three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds . . . anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl I was trying.” At one point, when her sister is a toddler, Lena Dunham pries open her vagina — “my curiosity got the best of me,” she offers, as though that were an explanation. “This was within the spectrum of things I did.”

This is also within the spectrum of things that result in foster care.

Apparently, Ms. Dunham is upset that “right-wingers” disapprove of her molesting her little sister, and later bragging about it. I guess she believes it’s the sort of thing only “right-wingers” get upset about.

The Utter Selfishness and Irresponsibility of Kaci Hickox

A paradigm of the Obama-voting, unmarried female voter… Kaci Hickox resents that she is subject to quarantine because of her recent contact with persons infected with Ebola … and asserts that the common sense measures taken to protect the public from a deadly infectious disease are a violation of her human rights. And of course, she is threatening lawsuits right and left. And she’s become a darling of the MFM.

She asserts she feels fine. And she may well turn out to be uninfected. But what kind of example is this “health care professional” setting for others who may become infected? That they should just go about their lives normally… because it’s their “human right.”

SWATCops Terrorize Innocent Gay Man in No-Knock Raid

This kind of thing has to stop.

Bobby Griffin Jr. was wanted on murder charges. His next-door neighbor on Peck Street, Joseph Adams, wasn’t. But that didn’t stop the SWAT team from knocking down his door, setting his home on fire, roughing him up, keeping him tied up in his underwear for nearly three hours, and treating the New Haven man, who is gay, to a nance show as officers taunted him with flamboyantly effeminate mannerisms. If the events detailed in Mr. Adams’s recently filed lawsuit are even remotely accurate, the episode was a moral violation and, arguably, a crime.

And after terrorizing this man and setting his house on fires, the cops blatantly denied the incident had ever happened.

The image that really hooks me is that of Joseph Adams schlepping up to the New Haven police department to endure some bureaucracy and to fill out some paperwork — because no matter how badly government screws up, fixing what’s gone wrong is always your problem. I can picture his situation precisely — every police department, driver’s-license office, tax bureau, and city licensing agency exhibits the same distinctive blind of slowly simmering hostility, smugness, contempt, and complete immunity from accountability. We are ruled by criminals, and their alibi is: “There’s no record of that in the system.” That, or: “The computer won’t let me do that.”

Because that’s how it is living in a totalitarian progressive state.

A civilization in decline

It seems as though more and more news items lately have a common element: After decades of steadily attacking, hollowing out or abandoning its own culture, the Western world is showing major signs of social, political and moral decay.

Personally, I am no traditionalist. I think all traditions should be examined in the light of logic and justice – and revised or replaced, where they’re found lacking. This is one reason why I have never called myself a conservative (and have tried not to become GP’s “main blogger”).

But my intention, as a non-traditionalist, is to ‘keep things real’ and build on what’s best in the Western tradition: which is what Jonah Goldberg has called the Lockean Revolution, the idea that the individual owns herself – and is not owned by the Massa, feudal Lord, Village, Community, Tribe, Race, Party, State or Ummah. The leftists who have attacked the West from within, for decades now, have been after the exact opposite idea.

A civilization/culture doesn’t survive unless its young women and men will mostly (regardless of particular individuals’ sexual orientation or practices) do the following together: (a) get along; (b) find a genuine sense of purpose and meaning in that culture/civilization; and therefore (c) actually create and raise new generations for it. We are seeing more and more signs that the West is decrepit, on all three counts.

I could talk about the West’s declining birthrates, or its anti-child and self-terminating “environmentalism”, or its ever-growing political insanity. But, just to restrict it to current events, GayPatriot’s main page presently notices such news items as:

And we can add more items:

I recommend that last link, Lee Smith’s opinion piece titled “Why the Teenage Girls of Europe are Joining ISIS”, for your attention. When a given civilization can no longer persuade its own teenage girls to sign on with it: it’s cooked.

The Curious Obsessions of the Academic Left

Posted by V the K at 12:29 pm - October 16, 2014.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

It seems increasingly evident that most universities today have become not much more than zoos where you can watch left-wing progressives fling poo at each other? Up at Wellesley, the leftist progressives are in convulsive outrage because a woman who claims to actually be a man wants to be a diversity bureaucrat.

Timothy Boatwright was born a girl, and checked off the “female” box when applying to the Massachusetts all-women’s school, according to an article in the New York Times. But when he got there, he introduced himself as a “masculine-of-center genderqueer” person named “Timothy” (the name he picked for himself) and asked them to use male pronouns when referring to him.

And, by all accounts, Boatwright felt welcome on campus — until the day he announced that he wanted to run for the school’s office of multicultural affairs coordinator, whose job is to promote a “culture of diversity” on campus.

But some students thought that allowing Boatwright to have the position would just perpetuate patriarchy. They were so opposed, in fact, that when the other three candidates (all women of color) dropped out, they started an anonymous Facebook campaign encouraging people not to vote at all to keep him from winning the position.

And if you find the whole thing a silly waste of time and can’t believe people get worked up about it, that shows you’re not of ‘the tribe,’ that means you are a hater, racist, homophobe, bitter-clinger.

One begins to think maybe Glenn Beck is right and maybe it’s time to boycott college.

If you’re not familiar with it, a college degree is a thing that we tell our kids to buy with money they don’t have, in hopes that it will help them make money they might earn, which will give them the ability to pay back the money they spent in order to make the money they’re paying it back with.

It seems that a college degree is often a way to spend four or five years pretending that it’s very important that a transgendered shemale not get a job in the multicultural affairs department while running up six figures of student loan debt. (A year’s tuition at Wellesley College is $45,000.)


California College Men, Technology Is Your Friend

Posted by V the K at 9:43 pm - October 1, 2014.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

In light of the passage of a new California law requiring proof of affirmative consent before sexual activity – a law cheered by feminists who now apparently like it when the Government passes a law to control their uterii… some clever, clever person has developed an app to provide proof of consent.

A new app, dubbed Good2Go, allows users to give ‘affirmative consent’ prior to sexual activity.

But to do so, they must tell the app a) who they are sleeping with, b) when they are doing it and c) how drunk or sober they are.

Much more convenient than carrying around paper consent forms. One hopes it will also accommodate those threesomes colleges are now facilitating.

The University of New Mexico has launched its first-ever “Sex Week” observance this week with a controversial agenda that includes workshops such as “How to be a Gentleman and Still Get Laid,” “Negotiating Successful Threesomes,” “O-Face Oral” and “BJs and Beyond”

Kids sure are dumb these days if they need to be taught that; we figured most of that on our own in college.

California Liberals Eagerly Welcome Government into Their Bedrooms

California Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown signed into law a bill requiring explicit state-approved consent before college students can have sex with each other.

Under this standard, a sex act can only be presumed as consensual if both participants have explicitly consented. Even if no overt objections are raised at the time, if no explicit consent is obtained a sexual encounter may be defined as rape.

Henceforth, male students within California’s system of higher ed are advised to make their partners sign consent forms before each and every sexual activity; thus to please the misandrist puritans of the modern left.

So much for the fine art of seduction. That a woman should not immediately agree to a man’s sexual overtures has been quite customary throughout history; seduction has been a key ingredient in the sexual cocktail.  No more, though. If a woman doesn’t immediately consent, I suppose the man is supposed to just walk away and never breach the subject again. Leave it to the left to turn sex into a bureaucratically-managed activity subject to strict oversight by the state… like everything else.

The Islamic State Is a Socialist Progressive Utopia

Posted by V the K at 12:06 pm - September 23, 2014.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

According to this post at The Bookworm, the agenda of the Islamic State seems very familiar; providing free health care, free food, free housing, free utilities (just like they demand in Detroit!), and an allowance from the state, all paid for by other people. Where have we heard people promising free stuff from the Government before?

An ISIS supporter put up a Facebook post lauding ISIS’s incredible largess once it’s in power:

Ten Facts from the ‪#‎Islamic_State‬ that everyone should know.

1. We don’t pay rent here. Houses are given for free.
2. We pay neither electric nor water bills.
3. We are given monthly grocery supplies. Spagetti, pasta, can foods, rice, eggs and etc.
4. Monthly allowance are given not only to husband and wife (wives) but also for each child.
5. Medical check up and medication are free – The Islamic State pays on behalf of you.
6. You can still survive even if you don’t speak Arabic. You can find almost every race and nationality here.
7. For every newly married couples are given 700usd as a gift. (Only for Mujahid and I’m not sure if it’s still available now).
8. You don’t have to pay the tax (if you’re a Muslim)
9. No one is conducting business during prayer time. You can see people left their shops opened and pray either in the masjid or near by their shops.
10. The number of mix-marriages and mixed-race children are so high. It’s beautiful to witness brotherhood with no racism.

From a muhajir sister,also spouse of a Mujahid brother at #Islamic_State
Diary Of A Muhajirah

Sounds an awful lot like the agenda of Occupy Wall Street, except for all the rapes. Oh, wait…

Are Trees Really More Valuable Than Children?

Posted by V the K at 10:17 pm - September 3, 2014.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

In Iowa, two young boys are facing felony charges for tearing a bit of bark off a playground tree.

Police in Mason City, Iowa recently arrested two children and charged them with felony criminal mischief for stripping bark from a tree in front of their school.  A neighbor with nothing better to do with their time witnessed the children peeling the bark from the tree and felt the need to call the police.

Meanwhile, in California, an illegal immigrant who ran over two little girls in her car – killing them – gets off scot-free. No prison time, and she won’t be deported because of Obama’s DACA Amnesty program.

Does this seem right to you?

PC Police in a Lather Over Michael Sam Shower Report

The media obsession with gay NFL player Michael Sam… the famous gay athlete who is famous for being gay… has, sort of backfired on ESPN. An ESPN reporter, trying to fill the much-needed void of information about every aspect of Michael Sam, did a report on what may, or may not have been, his showering habits and what may, or may not have been, his teammate’s response to them.

It was a stupid story, and no doubt, it was as a result of ESPN trying to find an angle on the famous gay athlete and how his teammates were accepting the famous gay athlete in their midst. But instead, it provoked a backlash, a huge stink was raised, because as a society, we have lost the ability to say “Well, that was stupid,” and move on. No, every offense to PC sensibilities has to be an Outrage! Just ask Sophia Vergara.

ESPN was, of course, forced to bow down before the sensitivities of hypersensitive, neurotic gays and other stupid people whose feelers were hurt, and issue an obsequious apology.

Gee, remember all those intolerant bigots who thought the hype over Michael Sam’s sexuality would be a huge distraction and headache?

Fundamentally Transformed

Posted by V the K at 12:16 pm - August 2, 2014.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

You don’t seek to “fundamentally transform” something unless you hate what it is.