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#Clovergender and #Agefluid

Posted by V the K at 7:35 pm - February 24, 2017.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

Some wags on the Twitters created the hashtags #Clovergender and #Agefluid. #Clovergender means “a child trapped in a man’s body who is attracted to other children.” #Agefluid means your “real” age is the age you believe you are; on the inside, in your heart.

They did this as a deliberate troll against the Social Justice Genderwankers.

How much ya wanna bet #Clovergender and #agefluid are a real thing by the end of the year?

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It is hard not to notice how much the “Transgender Rights” movement seems to be obsessed with children. Seems like any attention-seeking parent who can get her little boy to grow his hair, put on a dress, and mince is guaranteed a spot on a TV chat show. So, #clovergender and #agefluid seem like pretty natural next steps.

By the way, Conservative Supergenius Tucker Carlson confronted a paid shill who makes his living pimping Transgender virtue signaling to help the Democrat Party Trangender Rights Activist with a version of the #clovergender #agefluid argument. The guy kind of froze up like one of Harry Mudd’s androids when Captain Kirk confronted him with a logical paradox.

 

Irony, Chutzpah, or Gall?

A Berkeley liberal (with the usual complete lack of self-awareness) praises the success of her violent, Black Bloc/Antifa allies.

“I think shutting down and forcing the cancellation of a white supremacist like Milo Yiannopoulos was a stunning achievement….”

“It isn’t a question of free speech,” said Felarca. “This is about our right to be free of intimidation.” [Emphasis added.]

The person who said that is a public school teacher in the Berkeley Unified School District.

For every violent thug in a black mask at the Berkeley Riot, there were 5 “non-violent” protesters proving him cover; ten people who know who they are but won’t tell the police;  and ten or a hundred thousand liberals nodding and saying, “I don’t totally agree with their tactics, but I like the result.”

Say what you will about how “Antifa” is a violent minority; but it only takes 1 dog to move a thousand sheep.

It is notable that Milo Yiannopoulos — a gay, Jewish immigrant with a penchant for interracial coupling — is the object of the left’s Two-Minutes Hate. They hate him with such passion because he proves that two of the most dearly held beliefs of the American left are false. 1. That the right-wing hates gays and immigrants and would never accept one as their own. 2. That the left is open-minded, thoughtful, and tolerant.

Is This True?

Posted by V the K at 4:51 pm - February 6, 2017.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

Hypothesis: The Left hates us, and we should act accordingly.

Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do.

You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn.

When you look at what happened in Berkeley when the left literally set their own campus on fire and committed violent physical assaults in order to prevent a conservative speaker from expressing his opinion… yeah… that seems like deranged total hate to me.

What is the point of the riots, the protests, the angry rants in social media except to express hate; a highly personalized hatred toward people who think differently than they do. And yeah, the left *owns* this hate. Bill Ayers or Van Jones could speak at any college campus in the country and there would be no violent response from the right.

Also, elite universities indoctrinate students to hate each other based on race, religion, and sex.

This mandatory orientation event was designed to help us appreciate our diversity as a student body during the first week of classes. But what did it really accomplish? In compressing us into isolated communities based on our race, religion or gender, the minister belittled every other piece of our identities. He faced a crowd of singular young adults and essentially told them that their heritage outweighed their humanity. The message was clear: know your kind and stick to it. Don’t risk offending people from other backgrounds by trying to understand their worldviews.

Discuss.

Well, So Much for That Conspiracy Theory

Doing the detective work the Berkeley Police Department won’t do, a blogger may have identified one of the violent protesters at the Berkeley Anti-Free Speech riot. He brags about assaulting a Trump supporter on social media, and his accounts trace to an easily identified individual. Shockingly, it turns out to be a false-flag operative planted by the right-wing like the Young Turks and Robert Reich are claiming a university staff member.

I get why leftists latched onto this conspiracy theory; not all of them are on board with the violence that characterizes their movement. Some of them also realize that vandalism, arson, and assault looks bad to normal people.  So, they clung to a rather desperate and delusional conspiracy theory that someone else must have been responsible. And they told themselves, even if the conspiracy theory doesn’t turn out to be true, at least at shows how much I personally abhor violence to want to believe such a thing.

But by denying the violence that infests their movement, the “peaceful protesters” are only letting it fester.

By they way, it is not a conspiracy theory, but a fact that the group that organized the violent protest is funded by George Soros, because he’s a real-life James Bond villain. But also, Vermont commies Ben and Jerry did their part to fund the violence as well.

Oh, and the peaceful environmental protesters protesting the Dakota Access pipeline left behind a literal, not figurative, landfill-sized amount of garbage.

Nasty Women and the Messes They Leave Behind

In case you’re wondering if 200,000 self-centered, narcissistic, virtue-signaling leftists would trash the capitol city and leave a great huge mess for other people to clean up... .

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These women could have spent Saturday cleaning up a local park, participating in an inner-city literacy project, or helping out at a soup kitchen. But… no… they decided to get together and throw a big whiny tantrum about their fantasy of persecution. (And listen to Ashley Judd say that Trump is Hitler and Republicans are Nazis.) And to the women who spent Saturday doing useful activities, taking care of your families, or working… go you. You have my respect.

This trash heap will stand as the only thing 200K feminists really accomplished yesterday.

The City That Starship Built Is Turning Nasty

San Francisco continues to the world-capital of smug progressivism, but is increasingly the kind of city no sensible person would want to live in.

“With a crime rate of 70 per one thousand residents, San Francisco has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes,” says the data collection site Neighborhood Scout. “One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 14. Within California, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than San Francisco.”

Smash-and-grab thefts from locked cars are so common that car repair shops have waiting lists. The city does not want to install surveillance cameras, and its aversion to tougher law enforcement had until recently left its police force at 1980s staffing levels.

On the hazardous waste side, the city is reporting an increase of syringes and feces sightings at 41 and 39 percent, respectively, over 2015 levels​. That’s just an average. The hardest-hit area reported a 77 percent rise in discarded syringes and a 140 percent rise in feces. The city spends about $2 million a year on urine and feces cleanup.

But the city’s smug, progressive leadership is too busy passing ‘Sanctuary City’ ordinances to worry about silly things like crime and public health. “We’re a world-class city and the scenery is beautiful,” proclaim the city’s progressive elite as they pause to scrape hobo dung from the bottom of their $600 cross-trainers.

Maybe to all of those “tech workers” from Hyderabad and Tijuana, it’s just natural to have to step around piles of human feces as you walk down the street. And only a retrograde deplorable would consider it uncivilized not to have his car broken into once a month.

But, y’know, it’s all worth it to live in such terrific weather with such iconic landmarks… like Alcatraz, Folsom Street, and Starfleet Headquarters.

The city’s finances are equally “progressive.”

Despite $9 billion in tourism revenue and $4 billion in tax revenue last year, San Francisco faces a perennial budget deficit in the billions factoring in generous pension costs, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Apparently, if you’re a trustafarian, a tech billionaire, or a wealthy Chinese/Arab immigrant, you can live well in San Francisco. For regular people, it sucks.

I remain baffled at why people choose to pay so much to endure a progressive, urban culture.

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Posted by V the K at 3:17 pm - December 4, 2016.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

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“Climate of Hate” update again

I hope future readers (if any) realize that the title is ironic. Left-liberals claim that we’re living in a climate of hate. If we are: It’s the hatred that is spewed by America’s Left.

First: Yesterday, President Obama clarified that he will NOT call off the anti-Trump protestors.

“I would not advise people who feel strongly or are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised over the course of the campaign, I would not advise them to be silent,” Obama said during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Obama said protests are just something Trump would have to get used to as the leader of the free world.

“I’ve been the subject of protests during the course of my eight years,” he said. “And I suspect that there’s not a president in our history that hasn’t been subject to these protests.”

…Obama [said] that the right of free speech should be exercised…

Let’s be clear: This is beyond baloney. Obama never faced protests where conservatives smashed windows, set fires, and physically attacked his supporters in the streets. Destroying property and people isn’t “free speech”.

As lefties told everyone last spring, when the Left’s paid agitators were trying to foment violence at Trump rallies: The leader’s duty to denounce the violence and insist on peaceful speech/protest from his supporters. That is Obama’s duty, now. Once more, the clown Obama disgraces America and himself.

And by the way: Obama didn’t face protestors in any number, until long after he was sworn in and did some (bad) things. While we’re at it, Merkel’s Germany does not let German citizens have free speech. The article describes Germans who were threatened with jail for criticizing Germany’s refugee influx on social media. Pathetic!

Some other items:

The Steve Bannon kerfuffle

I don’t know a great deal about it. This is a post where I’m not presenting information, so much as asking for it.

But, to set up the question: Via Instapundit we have this from The Hill: Breitbart News planning lawsuit against ‘major media company’.

Breitbart News is preparing a lawsuit against a “major media company” over claims that it is a white nationalist website…

The website has been under intense scrutiny since President-elect Donald Trump named Stephen Bannon as a senior White House counselor and strategist. Bannon is the former executive chairman of Breitbart News…

“…Breitbart News rejects racism in all its varied and ugly forms. Always has, always will,” [said a statement.] “The diversity of the company’s news coverage and its staff continue to embody Andrew Breitbart’s colorblind, distinctly American commitment to ‘E pluribus unum’—out of many, one.”

Critics have taken aim at the site’s coverage in recent days. While Bannon was executive chairman of Breitbart, the website published a story by David Horowitz referring to conservative commentator Bill Kristol as a “renegade Jew,” something that has been mentioned repeatedly in media coverage calling Breitbart a white nationalist website.

So, here’s what I “think I know”, at present.

  • Breitbart.com was one of the first to go all-in for Trump. They are pro-deportation of illegals, but in no way white-supremacist.
  • Just as the media’s knickers are in a twist over Trump and over the Alt-Right, they’re in a twist over Trump keeping Bannon as a senior, Karl Rove-type advisor.
  • But it’s ridiculous. If all that the media has is one Jew (David Horowitz) slagging another Jew (Bill Kristol) over something to do with Jewishness, on Breitbart.com while Bannon presided, let’s face it: They’ve got nothing.

Correct? Agree/disagree? What I would be most interested in here, is actual evidence – not mere assertion or opinion – that Steve Bannon and/or Breitbart are “white nationalists” or white supremacists. If any exists. (I have a gut-feeling against it.)

UPDATE – I didn’t see this coming: Trump Wants To Deport [Only] As Many Undocumented Immigrants As Obama Already Has.

UPDATE: Spengler (David P. Goldman) describes Bannon as “100% pro-Israel” – which would be unusual for a white supremacist. And the worst against Bannon that Jonah Goldberg can muster, is that Bannon is part of the alt-Right. Yawn, so is Milo. Sorry, Jonah. I do love you, most of the time.

I am open to a point suggested in the comments, that under Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart.com has declined journalistically. But that’s a different matter. Being a poor journalist (arguably) doesn’t make you a racist.

Leftism can make you suicidal

According to The Hill, Suicide hotlines receive record number of calls after Trump win.

Phones have been ringing off the hook at suicide hotlines since Donald Trump was named president-elect Tuesday.

According to multiple reports, many of those calling or texting into hotlines are members of the LGBTQ community, minorities and victims of sexual assault who are worried about Trump’s victory…

The article, to its credit, at least attempts to mention real-world facts that could be relevant:

On the campaign trail, Trump told Fox News that he hoped to put Supreme Court judges on the bench who could “change things” in regards to current rulings on same-sex marriage, adding that he wished the ruling “was done by state.”

Trump’s multiple accusations of sexual assault have also been triggers for women, as well as the lewd 2005 tape recording of Trump in which he makes light of sexual assault saying, “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

But notice the bad job it does: the hysterical framing. For example, the repeated and vague use of the term “sexual assault” to imply great danger to women.

Fact: Trump does not condone rape and, unlike Bill Clinton, Trump has never been accused of rape. From what I remember of Trump’s comments, at worst, he condoned leaning in for a kiss or proposition after the other party had signaled her interest. And yes, that could be bad – because mistakes could be made; advances could be unwanted; cheating or diseases or painful regrets could happen if things did consensually go farther. Even so, sane people must admit that Trump does not rise to the level of “Bill Clinton bad”.

So, why this hysteria of feeling unsafe or “triggered” with Trump elected and not, say, with Bill Clinton around? Or with a prospect of Hillary Clinton being elected – given that she allegedly devastated the lives of women in helping to cover up her husband’s alleged raping? By any objective standard, the Clintons endanger women more than Trump does.

As to the gay-marriage aspect: The Supreme Court decision to make it nationwide was only last year. For thousands of years, gay men, women and teenagers have survived without that particular U.S. court decision. Believing that gay marriage should be decided by the States is hardly a dangerous position. Again, why the hysteria – among some people?

I believe the answer is this. Leftism harms you. As a philosophy, leftism discourages personal responsibility – and is objectively unrealistic. Therefore, it makes you less able to think clearly about your life; more mentally and emotionally vulnerable. Plus, in the specific case of 2016 and the Hillary Clinton campaign, leftism exposes you to manipulation via many untruths and exaggerations.

To anyone who may be genuinely suicidal over Trump’s election victory: You have my pity. Yes, that’s the correct word.

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1. the feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the suffering and misfortunes of others.

Because your suffering, at least in regard to Trump, is unnecessary.

To be clear: I did not support Trump for President. And I have my doubts about what will happen now, with him. But I’m not suicidal about him. Neither was I suicidal about Obama. Why not? Because, at a fairly young age, I made a conscious choice to value my own life, to make it better no matter what, and to develop common sense and my ability to think about reality clearly.

To all sufferers of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome): There is still time for you to make good choices to improve your mental health and your life. I hope and pray that you will.

Could these things be connected?

Item 1: Over 2 Million Hillary Supporters Sign Petition To Overturn Election Results. This is spectacular hypocrisy and as well, unawareness of American civic practices (or how American democracy is supposed to work).

Item 2: In October, John Podesta (Hillary campaign chair) had a lot of his emails exposed. In one, his associate oddly mentions how they all “conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry”.

Seeming to refer to the decades-long dumbing-down of America, Podesta’s associate said:

And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly.

(Emphasis added) Could these 2 developments be connected?

The Only Good Part About This Election: Watching Leftists Lose Control of Their Faculties

Finding things to be happy about in this election is rare. One of the few sunny spots is watching left-wingers become completely unhinged, especially as Hillary’s poll-numbers start to tank. (The Hillary campaign is looking like the cockpit in an episode of ‘Mayday’ about the time the automated cockpit voice is yelling “Pull up! Pull up!”)  The left is trying to rescue Hillary by throwing one faux outrage after another against the wall in hopes of finding something that sticks.

Today, there was something about Trump’s adult offspring that was supposed to be bad, but all I saw of it was a crawl on CNN “Trump’s kids have turbulent night” or something. But, then they moved to trying to reignite the birther outrage, but that kind of totally backfired on them. (The media are suckers for the birther thing, and Trump played them like a golden fiddle, perhaps procured in Georgia during a contest with some guy with horns and a cape.)

So, later on they decided to try and gin up faux outrage by claiming… I am not making this up… that Trump called for Hillary’s assassination.  What he said was that since Hillary is such a fan of Australian-style gun control, maybe she should disarm her Secret Service detail. Now, even a leftist Democrat operatives knows that he was just using hyperbole to make a point, but that didn’t stop them from pretending that this was a call for an assassination and demanding that the Secret Service lock Trump away.

The left knows that their voters are highly emotional, poorly informed, and can be manipulated if they can just find the right stimuli; like in 2012 when they convinced highly emotional, poorly informed feminist voters that Mitt Romney was going to outlaw tampons.  Hillary’s “basket of deplorables” remark was part of this strategy. It was a message to highly emotional, poorly informed voters that might not like her very much that people that they hate (“Racists! And Sexists! And Xenophobes! Oh, My!”) would be happy if Trump won. And what she was saying was, “Isn’t making people you don’t like unhappy more important than my history of corruption and pathological inability to tell the truth?”

They’re going to keep flinging stuff until they find something that works.

In the meantime, they are just going totally bat-guano looney-tunes.

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Progressive Policies Promote Segregation

Posted by V the K at 8:45 am - August 25, 2016.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

Kevin Williamson notes that America’s most progressive cities — New York, San Francisco, Detroit — are also its most segregated. And this is primarily due to progressive policies that discourage the development of affordable housing for the middle and lower classes.

 New York City’s density is well under half that of such ordinary cities as Barcelona, Buenos Aires, or Warsaw. New York is remarkable among U.S. cities for its tall buildings – and remarkable among world cities for its lack of them. Only a tiny number of New York City residences — less than 2 percent — are located in tall buildings, meaning those 20 stories or taller, far less than in comparable cities around the world. The number is even lower for cities such as Los Angeles (which actually has a higher population density than New York) and San Francisco. Building taller buildings makes urban residential real estate less expensive per square foot — you can have higher buildings or higher prices. New York, where the nice progressives want to put caps on tall buildings, has chosen higher prices — and, therefore, economic segregation, pushing the poor farther into the Bronx or New Jersey.

I don’t expect many comments on this post. This kind of thing — the dynamic interaction of policy and demographic effects — interests me, but it isn’t everyone’s cup of Earl Grey.

Pathetic Whining Losers Complain That Everyday Language Gives Them Sadfeels

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transsexual, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual, Omnisexual, Pedosexual, Robosexual, Giraffosexual, Ampusexual, Necrosexual, Paraphile, Algamatophile, and Florasexual Resource Center at the University of California at Davis publishes a list of words and phrases that hurt their precious widdle feelers. e.g

You guys

Erases the identities of people who are in the room. Generalizing a group of people to be masculine.

I’m being such a fat-ass/I’m being so fat right now!

Demeans and devalues fatness/fat bodies, reinforces harmful assumptions that fat people are gluttonous and are fat because they have no restraint around food. Also implies that there is an acceptable amount of food to eat and anything more is disgusting, or that enjoying food too much is disgusting.

These are listed under the heading “Words That Hurt.”

OK, Then,

How about “Go die in a fire you limp-wristed, painty-waisted, feeble-minded, bed-wetting, biscuit-sniffing, douchebag, pissant embarrassments to every self-respecting gay man, woman, and sapient lifeform in the observable universe.”

Do those words hurt?

Good.

 

The Monologuing of the Left

Posted by V the K at 12:24 pm - June 1, 2016.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

From a Facebook Group I can join but you can’t. Neener. Neener.*

Why are the SJWs, &c., so annoying? Why do they keep lecturing, on and on, about how right they are and how bad we are? Why are they coming unglued when, if they had had a bit of patience and kept working slowly and carefully, most of the frogs wouldn’t have noticed the increasing heat?
Why did they suddenly kick up the gas to stupid-high? Now that we are in real trouble, why do they start with the prepared speeches about how feeble we are compared to them, how inevitable our defeat is, how the world will soon be theirs! Yadda yadda yadda.

“Mwah Ha Ha! You have lost, Evil White Patriarchy. Soon, the world will be ours! A marvelous utopia of Socialism, Transgenderism, Environmentalism, and Mohammedanism.”

 Answer: they are monologuing.

They have us tied up and our utility-belts, magic rings, pearl-handled Colts and our matched .45 caliber automatics taken away, but they’ve thrown them on a table where we can still see them, and they don’t know what we keep up our sleeve.

“And there is nothing you can do to stop us. Mwah ha ha ha ha ha.”

So have hope – we know how this ends, who gets socked in the jaw, handcuffed, and taken back to the asylum.

Let us hope so.

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*They actually would probably let you join if you asked.

Sex Is Real; Gender Is an Illusion

Posted by V the K at 11:52 am - May 31, 2016.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

This shouldn’t even have to be said. Yet, making a simple statement of truth, of reality, of fact is a radical and dangerous act in a society that has thrown not just common sense but any semblance of sanity out the window; defenestrated that is.

Apparently, the substitution of the word “sex” with the vague word “gender” was the hobbyhorse of John Money back in the 1950s. Money was the corrupt sexologist who is most notorious for utterly ruining the life of David Reimer by talking his parents into raising David as a girl after a botched circumcision left him without a penis. Money drooled at the chance to experiment on little David because David happened to have an identical twin brother who could serve as a control for Money’s little inquest. In the 1970s, feminists took off with Money’s new lexicon, and we’ve been sloppily repeating the word “gender” ever since.

“Gender” doesn’t mean anything concrete when applied to human identity because “gender identity” is all about a state of mind that’s not rooted in any objective reality. Sex, on the other hand, is quite definitely rooted in physical reality. Yet when “sex” makes an appearance in “gender identity non-discrimination laws,” it is masked as something that doesn’t exist in reality. A standard definition of “gender” is that it means someone’s perception of self (as male, female, both, or neither) “whether or not it aligns with the sex they were assigned at birth.” Part of the premise of transgender law is to get you to believe that your sex was erroneously—and even maliciously—“assigned” to you at birth.

Jurisdiction after jurisdiction has signed on to that canard. It forces onto us a fraudulent premise that denies the reality of our own physical bodies.

Transgender Bathrooms Are Not the Equivalent of Jim Crow

Clarence Henderson, the chairman of the North Carolina Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission (i.e. a real Civil Rights leader) thinks the Obama Regime’s rhetoric about Transgender Bathroom Rights is crap.

Recently, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch compared HB2 to Jim Crow. Jim Crow laws were put into place to keep an entire race positioned as second-class citizens. HB2 simply says that men and women should use the restroom of their biological sex in government buildings and schools. This comparison is highly offensive and utterly disrespectful to those families and individuals who have shed blood and lost lives to advance the cause of civil rights. I take this as a personal slap in the face because I was an active participant in the civil rights movement.

During the Jim Crow Era, we stared down the nozzle of firehoses, felt the piercing bite of police dogs, dangled from trees after being strung up by an angry mob, all because of the color of our skin. Our businesses were burned, churches bombed, communities destroyed, all because of the color of our skin. We had to drink at separate water fountains, shop at different stores and even had to sit at the back of the bus, all because of the color of our skin. All this and more took place after enduring 400 years of arguably the most heinous crime in history – slavery.

I kind of sense that this whole left-wing obsession with “Transgender Rights” is because after electing a black(ish) president and forcing gay marriage by judicial fiat, there pretty much aren’t any real civil rights struggles left. But the Civil Rights movement is the one thing the left thinks it got right, and all the old leftists want to relive that “struggle” (even if they only watched it on TV from the safety of an all-white neighborhood) and all the young leftists want to feel like they’re doing something important to “change the world.”  So, of course, the slightly hurt feelings of gender appropriators have to be elevated to the same plain of people who were denied rights under the color of (Democrat-imposed) laws and were hit with firehouses and bombs. FWIW: I was in North Carolina this week for business. Both of the in-state airports I passed through had unisex bathrooms. The company that hosted us had nothing but single-occupant unisex bathrooms. The Left is making a big stink about nothin’.

On a related note, the Charlotte (NC) Observer — in defense of Transgender Bathrooms — says the sight of male genitalia isn’t a big deal and women just need to get over it. [Tell that to college feminists. Or, try to.]

Also, apparently boys have periods now, because leftists are insane.

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The Left’s War on Free Speech, Religious Freedom Marches On

Posted by V the K at 3:03 pm - May 19, 2016.
Filed under: Liberalism Run Amok

A law in the city of Phoenix, Arizona is designed to censor artists and punish them for engaging in speech the state disapproves of.

Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, met at a Bible study for young adults and decided to start a small business, Brush and Nib Studio, which creates customized hand painting, hand lettering, and calligraphy for weddings and other events. When they started Brush and Nib, Joanna and Breanna didn’t leave their artistic and religious beliefs behind. Those beliefs provide their business its very purpose—to use their artistic talents full-time to proclaim their vision of what is good and beautiful.

If they dare disobey, Phoenix can incarcerate them for six months and fine them up to $2,500 for each day of disobedience.

But shortly after starting their business, Joanna and Breanna discovered that Phoenix law requires them to create art endorsing same-sex wedding ceremonies because they create art for opposite-sex wedding ceremonies. The same law prohibits Joanna and Breanna from publishing statements explaining the artistic and religious beliefs that require them to only create art consistent with their religious belief supporting one-man/one-woman marriage.

If they dare disobey, Phoenix can incarcerate them for six months and fine them up to $2,500 for each day of disobedience.

When Did the Social Left Become the Sex Police?

Posted by V the K at 7:59 am - May 16, 2016.
Filed under: Gay PC Silliness,Liberalism Run Amok

Remember when the left used to chant “Keep the Government Out of Our Bedrooms?” Ancient History. The modern Social Left is all in on Government Regulation of Intimate Human Relations.

The American Law Institute (ALI) will vote at its convention this coming week on whether to adopt a model penal code that would make “affirmative consent” when it come to sexual relations its official policy. Affirmative consent — or “yes means yes” — policies have already been adopted by many colleges and universities, and have become law in California and New York.

“Such a definition would shift the burden of proof onto the accused, something not currently permitted in the U.S. criminal justice system. The accused would have to prove that they received “communicated willingness.” This would mean that any time someone engages in sexual activity, they not only have to make sure they obtain this specific form of consent, but also proof of this consent. “

Consent forms for sex; brought to you by the Tranny Bathroom/Gay Marriage coalition.

[Don’t expect much posting from me today tomorrow; I’m off to North Carolina for a business meeting. So help me, if one more person says “Make sure to use the right bathroom, har-de-har-har,” I’m going to kirk.

California’s Progressive, Pro-Criminal Crime Policies

In California, a one-party progressive state, the Democrats have unlimited power to enact their preferred policies. For example, California is vigorously enacting the two pillars of Progressive public safety policy. First, they are enacting laws designed to make it impossible for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves against criminals. Second, they are releasing from prison tens of thousands of burglars and drug dealers (which progressives call “nonviolent offenders,” or “the urban Democrat voting base”).

Because, according to progressive, politically-correct logic: More criminals + fewer law-abiding people with guns = Crime free, Star Trekkian Utopia.

But are these enlightened policies actually working as expected? Well… yeah, pretty much.

FBI Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Reports show that the property crime rate in San Francisco surged to 667 per 100,000 residents in the first half of 2015. Long Beach was 147 per 100,000; Los Angeles was 145 per 100,000; and Albuquerque was 142 per 100,000.

The rest of the top ten included Sacramento (86 per 100,000), San Jose (66 per 100,000), Baltimore (31 per 100,000), Nashville (11 per 100,000), San Diego (1 per 100,000), and Jacksonville (-25 per 100,000).

So, five of the top ten cities for property crime are in California. (But I’m guessing, most of that crime is in poor and middle class neighborhoods, not the gated communities where Democrat politicians live.) Good-going, progressives!

Meanwhile, in Switzerland, it is once again demonstrated that … as a consistent statistical fact … more guns in the hands of law-abiding people results in less crime. (Too bad progressives suck at math.)