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Progressives Care About Power, Not People

Posted by V the K at 7:52 am - July 15, 2015.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok,Liberals

The Progressive Left has one agenda above all others — to acquire all the power they can and hold onto it for as long as possible, and they don’t care how many other people suffer or die so long as they get power.

So argues Kurt Schlichter.

A nice young girl murdered by a released illegal alien with a gun lost by yet another incompetent government flunkie? That’s not a narrative they want. They want the votes of the illegal alien lobby. They want the votes of the limo libs who pat themselves on their backs for designating their filthy cesspool of a burg a “sanctuary city.” And they sure don’t want to insult their unionized federal hack constituency by focusing on yet another of its failures.

And why doesn’t Obama speak up about the daily massacres of black and Hispanic men on the streets of Chicago and other big cities? Because to do so would demonstrate the utter moral bankruptcy of the blue state model that nurtures the liberal machine. The most dangerous place in America for a minority is in a Democrat-run big city, and that fact is just not useful. It can’t demonize any political opponents, and to bring attention to it would only give rise to demands for accountability for the total failure of urban Democrat rule.

So Barack Obama and his liberal friends chose to just let people die. White, black, Hispanic – at least in their complete apathy the progressives have finally stopped discriminating. They judge everyone, of all colors and creeds, solely on the content of their political utility.

“Reagan criminalized poverty”

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 11:16 am - April 13, 2015.
Filed under: Leftist Nutjobs,Liberal Lies,Liberalism Run Amok,Ronald Reagan

That’s a quote from “Jessica”, a longtime friend-of-a-friend whom I enjoy, and whom I treated to brunch yesterday. She’s a progressive Democrat, a fan of the communist-leaning KPFA news station, and so forth.

Her comment is wrong. Of course President Reagan never signed, nor proposed, nor even encouraged the tiniest regulation or law to make poverty into something criminal. So, I was curious how Jessica could justify such a comment (she leans toward honesty and goodwill in her personal dealings). I drew her out a little.

To keep this post short, I must spare you further details of her responses. Suffice to say that, after a few gentle questions, her general meaning emerged as follows:

  1. Jessica feels that, in the 1980s, “making money” became more socially respected while “being poor” became less respected, like something might even be wrong with poor people.
  2. Since Jessica doesn’t view personal responsibility, success or self-support as socially valuable (even though she practices them in her small business), she thinks society was wrong to go that way in the 80s.
  3. Since Jessica hates Reagan, she prefers NOT to say it as “In the 1980s, our society stigmatized poverty a little more”. Instead, she prefers the more-dramatic “Reagan criminalized poverty” although she knows it’s technically wrong.

We also got into the banking system a little. Jessica emphasized the 1980s “Savings and Loan” crisis as the beginning of our financial system’s problems – as if our much-worse problems of today had nothing to do with Presidents Clinton or Obama (or the Federal Reserve, etc.).

All I can say is, I found Jessica’s thinking typical of what I’ve run into it many times here in GP comments from liberals, or out in the media, or with left-wing friends and colleagues. And it’s retarded. It’s a level (or quality) of cognition that can only be called “impaired”.

Again, I respect my longtime-acquaintance Jessica in some other areas, outside of politics; but we must “call a spade a spade”. When it comes to politics, and at least on that morning, her thoughts were as disconnected, un-integrated, simplistic and badly-informed as they would have been from an IQ 75 person.

We must also confess that lefties don’t have a monopoly on cognitive impairment. At times, I have had the misfortune to encounter certain conservatives and libertarians whose thinking was as poor-quality. But, not quite as often.

I think there is something to the theory that, with the “mainstream” media so one-sided and fawning on left-liberals these last few decades, their thinking skills have gone soft. They are simply not up to the standard that I remember from when I was a kid. I remember arguing with liberals who read the Christian Science Monitor (a worthwhile paper – at least at that time). They had moments of weakness, but they were more often into facts, accuracy and logic.

Left-liberals have gone downhill. It’s a pity.

Lefties, squaring the circle on Ferguson

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 12:56 pm - March 5, 2015.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok,Racism (Real, Reverse or Faux)

According to the Obama Justice Department, Officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown. The evidence (forensic and eyewitness) was undeniable.

Which means all those “Hands Up” people didn’t know what they were talking about. They were misled (at best) by certain other “witnesses” who lied.

But is raysist AmeriKKKa, The Man, still totes to blame? According to the very same Justice Department, yes indeed. The whole police force and city of Ferguson are racist anyway because a handful of ugly e-mails stereotyped Obama, and because the police in Ferguson arrest/cite a lot of blacks for infractions. So there.

You see, being a leftist means never having to say you’re sorry. Not even for lying or getting your facts all wrong, then going on a destructive rampage.

News From the Social Justice Front Lines

In Oakland, radical leftists are indoctrinating children to carry out their Stalinist agenda.

Black Lives Matter activists have formed a girl scout troop of sorts in Oakland California to indoctrinate the female children of activists from the city.

Calling themselves the “The Radical Brownies”, the group meets for marches, protests and arts and crafts and seemingly eerie looking maneuvers that resemble militant-style poses.

And just as reminder of the high moral character of people supported by the SJW’s of #BlackLivesMatter, consider this wonderful young gentleman from Michigan. As he was being sentenced to life in prison for robbing, brutalizing, and murdering two teenage boys, he stood and made this statement.

“I’d like to say sorry to the families of Aiyanna Jones, Michael Brown, Eric Garner,” Young said. “And I want to apologize to them for not being able to get justice for their loved ones who was murdered in cold blood – and in respect for the peaceful protest, I want to say hands up don’t shoot. Black lives matter – that’s it your honor.”

He should be receiving his honorary degree from Columbia U any day now; and perhaps his own show on National Public Radio.

#BlackLivesMatter Brats Target Gay Bars in SFO

Posted by V the K at 7:37 pm - January 18, 2015.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

The spoiled children of BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) now seek to annoy San Francisco’s Uber-Left LGBT population.

#BlackLivesMatter tried to disrupt the lives of white gay guys in San Francisco’s gay-oriented area, the Castro, yesterday night. “We will annoy them and until we make them care!”

For once, I am looking to the Oscars; can’t wait to see Al Sharpton’s spoiled children disrupt the Hollywood Left’s Annual Orgy of Self-Congratulation.

Boston Mayor Fires Employee from Useless Job for Participating in Useless Protest

The Mayor of Boston fired a #BlackLivesMatter(UnlessTheyGetKilledByOtherBlacks-Or-GetAbortedByWhiteLiberalsByTheMillions) protester for ditching on her “job” and making a public nuisance of herself.

Ruotsalainen, a Finland native, could not be reached for comment yesterday. She pleaded not guilty in Quincy District Court to seven charges: trespassing, throwing glass on a public way, willfully obstructing an emergency vehicle, conspiracy, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and throwing an object on a public way.

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When a conservative says, “Government is too big, too expensive, and tries to do too much,” the typical idiot-leftist reply is, “Oh, so you want to fire all the cops and firemen that protect our communities.” No, dipsh-t, we want to fire all the Gender and Labor Migration Consultants.

UVa “rape” narrative collapses…even more

This Washington Post article is everywhere today, and with good reason. I just want to catch up anyone who may have missed it.

It appears that the fakery we’ve been discussing in the Rolling Stone / U-Va rape case is worse than we thought, and may have come from both “Jackie” (the alleged rape victim) and Sabrina Rubin Erdely (the Rolling Stone writer who turns out to be a past writing associate of the infamous fabulist, Stephen Glass).

First, a bit about Jackie’s seeming fakery. Going by the WaPo article, it’s possible that she invented her admirer “Drew”, whom Rolling Stone identified as her rapist:

Jackie told her three friends that she accepted the upperclassman’s invitation for a dinner date on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.

Curious about Jackie’s date, the friends said that they tried to find the student on a U-Va. database and social media but couldn’t. Andy, Cindy and Randall all said they never met the student in person. Before Jackie’s date, the friends became suspicious that perhaps they hadn’t really been in contact with the chemistry student [via text messages to "his" number which Jackie had given the friends] at all, they said.

U-Va. officials told The Post that no student with the name Jackie provided to her friends as her date and attacker in 2012 had ever enrolled at the university.

Randall provided The Post with pictures that Jackie’s purported date had sent of himself by text message in 2012. The Post identified the person in the pictures and learned that his name does not match the one Jackie gave friends in 2012. In an interview, the man said he was Jackie’s high school classmate but “never really spoke to her.”

The man said he was never a U-Va. student and is not a member of any fraternity. Additionally, he said that he had not visited Charlottesville in at least six years and that he was in another state participating in an athletic event during the weekend of Sept. 28, 2012.

“I have nothing to do with it,” he said. He said it appears that the circulated photos were pulled from social media Web sites.

The WaPo article covers much other ground, including tidbits such as Erdely having painted Jackie’s friends as callous and as having refused Erdely’s interview requests, while the friends say that they had always encouraged Jackie to report her rape story to the police and that Erdely never made the slightest effort to interview any of them.

It looks as though 2 troubled women, acting somewhat separately (or deceiving each other), managed between them to cook up a fraternity-blaming hoax that liberals rushed to believe because it fit liberals’ prejudices. Or as V says, because it fit The Narrative that liberals are out to push. Get this:

U-Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan…wants the university community to focus on prevention of sexual assault.

That may be good, but perhaps Sullivan should have the U-Va. community also focus on *prevention of hoaxes and/or witch hunts* that only punish scads of innocent U-Va. students.

UPDATE: A link to Erdely putting down Stephen Glass. Your daily dose of irony.

Planned Parenthood Asks High School Freshlings: “Are You Ready for Sex?”

Posted by V the K at 10:09 am - December 10, 2014.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

The Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Curriculum being used in public (or should that be ‘pubic’) schools is… pretty much what one would expect.

Some parents are irate that their children’s sex ed class at Acalanes High School in Lafayette is being taught by employees of Planned Parenthood without their prior knowledge. They are also fuming over the methods and materials being used, including a checklist that asks students if they are “ready for sex” and another worksheet that describes how to give and obtain consent, as well as a diagram that uses a “genderbread” person for lessons in gender identity.

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Note, California also mandates that kids be indoctrinated with gay history; being taught that Harry Hay (cough… NAMBLA) and Harvey Milk (cough… Jim Jones) were fabulous people, but the Founding Fathers were old-white slave-owning racists.

Meanwhile, Chinese kids are learning math and science…

And they wonder why conservatives home school.

Yet another left-wing ‘narrative’ crashes

Was it “Fake but accurate”? Or just fake? You decide. Rolling Stone’s apology, via Ace:

To Our Readers:

Last month, Rolling Stone published a story titled “A Rape on Campus” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, which described a brutal gang rape of a woman named Jackie at a University of Virginia fraternity house; the university’s failure to respond to this alleged assault – and the school’s troubling history of indifference to many other instances of alleged sexual assaults. The story generated worldwide headlines and much soul-searching at UVA. University president Teresa Sullivan promised a full investigation and also to examine the way the school responds to sexual assault allegations.

Because of the sensitive nature of Jackie’s story, we decided to honor her request not to contact the man she claimed orchestrated the attack on her nor any of the men she claimed participated in the attack for fear of retaliation against her. In the months Erdely spent reporting the story, Jackie neither said nor did anything that made Erdely, or Rolling Stone’s editors and fact-checkers, question Jackie’s credibility. Her friends and rape activists on campus strongly supported Jackie’s account. She had spoken of the assault in campus forums. We reached out to both the local branch and the national leadership of the fraternity where Jackie said she was attacked. They responded that they couldn’t confirm or deny her story but had concerns about the evidence.

In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced. We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account. We are taking this seriously and apologize to anyone who was affected by the story.

Will Dana
Managing Editor

Emphasis added. Once again, let’s underscore that Rolling Stone originally published their inflammatory story with zero attempt to check with the accused men. The accused fraternity is preparing to defend itself. Meanwhile, the media give minimal scrutiny to actual rapists – if they’re Democrats.

From the comments: Left-wing feminists go full-meltdown over losing The Narrative. SooperMexican has many examples of jaw-dropping Twitter illogic from Sally Kohn, Amanda Marcotte and others.

I simply must comment on one of the examples. Amanda Marcotte said “What I don’t get is if rape apologists are so sure rapes are hoaxes, why oppose investigating them and getting out that fact?” That’s mind-blowing revisionism, Amanda. The skeptics’ point was that we SHOULD investigate the UVa rape charges, thoroughly. Left-wing feminists had abandoned the duty to investigate.

One more: Melissa McEwan tweeted “I can’t state this more emphatically: If Jackie’s story is partially or wholly untrue, it doesn’t validate the reasons for disbelieving her.” Melissa, I can’t state this more emphatically: Your tweet is psychotic. The reason one would believe or disbelieve Jackie is PRECISELY IF her story happens to be true or untrue. So, the reasons for disbelieving Jackie are BY DEFINITION validated, if it turns out that Jackie’s story is partially or wholly untrue.

Update: In today’s world of smug fake-apologies, let’s give credit when we see a genuine apology. Anna Merlan wrote, “when I dismissed Richard Bradley and Robby Soave’s doubts about the story and called them ‘idiots’ for picking apart Jackie’s account, I was dead f*cking wrong, and for that I sincerely apologize.” Kudos!

Stupid protests, part II

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 4:58 pm - December 2, 2014.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok,Racism (Real, Reverse or Faux)

Just to follow up yesterday’s post: Now the Stupid Protest trend has reached Congress.

Kudos to Joe Scarborough for pointing out its ridiculousness:

“What is wrong with this country? What is wrong with these people? What’s wrong with these elected officials?” Scarborough asked. “They know it’s a lie. They know the cops didn’t shoot [Michael Brown] with his hands in the air. They know it’s a lie and they’re doing this on the Capitol floor?”

And more. Worth seeing, the more so because it’s on MSNBC. Scarborough’s co-hosts look as though they know he’s right, but daren’t rub it in with MSNBC’s audience.

Canada: Not a free country

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 7:59 pm - December 1, 2014.
Filed under: Free Speech,Liberalism Run Amok,Politics abroad

A few days old but, lest we forget: Ezra Levant was fined $80,000 by a Canadian court:

Levant’s posts centred on Awan’s testimony at a British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal case…Awan was a law student when the article was published and was among a group of students who alleged the article was Islamophobic…Some of blog posts are titled “Awan the liar,” “Awan the liar part two” and so forth…Levant’s lawyer had said his defence was primarily one of fair comment. He had said the blog posts were based upon what Levant observed over two days of Awan’s testimony at the human rights tribunal and were comments on a matter of public interest.

Via HotAir, where Jazz Shaw explains that Levant was fined for expression of *opinion*:

When you get to subjects such as social evolution, religion and prognostication about the future (which was the subject of the original article) it’s fairly obvious that you are talking about matters of opinion. Even here in the United States, you can’t go around writing, for example, that Bob is a drug dealer unless you can come up with some proof to support the allegation. That veers off from the arena of opinion and into the land of slander and libel. But Ezra Levant was disagreeing with Awan – albeit somewhat strenuously – on more subjective matters. For this exchange of ideas a Canadian judge has fined him $80K.

I’m sure this is just what the Left would love to see in America. Levant plans to appeal; feel free to help him pay for it.

UPDATE: Not that I’m sure the U.S. is that much better. Of his order on deportations, President Obama has now boasted, “I just took an action to change the law” – thus ignoring the U.S. constitution, which assigns that power to Congress.

Stupid protests

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 3:01 pm - December 1, 2014.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok,Racism (Real, Reverse or Faux),Sports

Many NFL players have to be smart, to get where they are. So, file this one under “Normally-smart people doing remarkably-stupid actions”:

To review, and based on available evidence:

  • Michael Brown was not shot/killed as he peacefully tried to surrender to a cop. No. Rather,
  • Michael Brown was shot/killed after physically attacking a cop in his car and trying to gain control of his gun; and then, during a foot chase, turning back toward the cop and charging at him. (Eyewitness testimony: Michael Brown “did some sort of body gesture, I’m not sure what it was, but…I could say for sure he never put his hands up. After he did his body gesture, he ran towards the officer full charge.”)
  • It’s a tragic incident – in which the cop, Darren Wilson, seems to have reacted reasonably and did his job.
  • There is plenty of OTHER stuff happening in this country that deserves urgent protest. (Examples: Blacks killing each other, in the inner cities. Welfare dependency. Obama lying. Obama violating the Constitution. Obama policies that rip off working people for the sake of lazy people. Etc.) So, where are those protests?

UPDATE: Charles Barkley might agree. The former NBA star said, “The true story came out from the grand jury…key forensic evidence, and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson’s story…I can’t believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, that’s why I don’t like talking about race issues with the media anymore, because they (the media) love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn’t do that. They never do that when black people kill each other.”

Left-Wing Trans-Activists Convince AlFrankensota to Abolish Gender Distinctions in High School Sports

The jury is still out on whether “Telepathic Rape” is a real thing or not, but this sure isn’t.

Minnesotans are currently facing a fast and furious onslaught by the transgender lobby, which seems to be dictating policy to the Minnesota State High School League. The MSHSL decides policy for all extracurricular activities in public, private, religious, and home schools. It’s currently in the process of outlawing all sex distinctions in high-school sports. On December 4, it plans to install an athletic policy granting transgender students the choice to play on either boys’ or girls’ teams.

In this scheme, there would be no accounting for sex differences in high school sports on the field or in locker rooms, bathrooms, and hotel rooms. It forbids any camaraderie rooted in the biological reality of one’s sex, or any consideration of the reality of the opposite sex. In fact, to affirm that reality would basically be a crime. So the policy would ultimately abolish girls’ and boys’ sports alike.

This represents the new pinnacle of leftist progressive insanity, a height scaled on a mountain of delusion about human sexuality, sex differences, and the belief that everyone is a very, very special snowflake and that the feelings of one spoiled brat atheist or gender-confused teen trump the rights of everybody else.

Apparently, the only reason the policy is not already fully implemented is because of parents (or as Democrats call them “Stupid Voters”) who just didn’t cotton to the idea of 15 year old boys showering with 15 year old girls.

Imagine that.

Clearly, it’s because they hate the transgendereds.

Telepathic Mind Rape: Not Just for Betazoids Anymore

Posted by V the K at 6:39 am - December 1, 2014.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok,Social Media

This could be satire, but considering that the Feminist Left has already gifted us with “Micro-aggresions” and California’s affirmative consent law, is anything too ridiculous to doubt that Progressives won’t make it a thing.

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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:
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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.

Heh.

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?