This year will be remembered for its toxic fluff. Provocateurs and dime-store Howard Beales such as Seth Meyers, John Oliver, Lena Dunham and Andy Richter have demonstrated zero political efficacy. If anything, we’ll never know how much their smugness ostracized potential allies and inflamed the opposition’s base. No one — even the undereducated and marginalized — enjoys being condescended to. And yet, part of the Democratic strategy was to talk down to the citizens of America or to shame them into not voting for Trump. This sort of satire was arguably successful earlier in Jon Stewart’s run on The Daily Show, but it was fresh at the time. It had teeth and seemed to matter. But that formula has been rinsed.
The approach needs to change because it no longer works. It wasn’t clever enough and it underestimated the opposition. Even after taking a gut-wrenching loss on Nov. 8, many outlets and rogue social media celebrities have doubled down on their coverage of pop culture/reality crossover content, whimsical post mortems and open letters.
The most damning of these unintentionally hilarious postelection missives is the Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter obituary of HRC’s political career, in which Hillary is described as an infallible deity and no mere corporeal form but, instead, “light itself.” That’s not all. The first graph ends with, “She will be the finest world leader our galaxy has ever seen.” But this isn’t Clickhole. It’s the marrow of liberal confusion and hysteria.
The fictional Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation wrote a bewildering open letter (is there any other kind) the day after the election in which she pulled out some PG invective, calling Trump “a giant fart monster.” That’s a perfect example of the type of doughy, undercooked humor Parks and Rec coasted on for more than half a decade.
The leading contenders for Chairhumanoid of the Democrat National Committee are as follows:
- An old, angry white leftist (Howard “Arrrrrrgh!” Dean).
- A radical black Muslim leftist (Keith Ellison).
- A radical Hispanic leftist and SEIU union shill …. Thomas Perez
- Some gay guy who claims that it was his leadership… and not a massive influx of Massholes… that turned New Hampshire blue. (Ray Buckley)
- An abortionist (Ilyse Hogue).
- A Canadian-born leftist who drove Michigan’s economy (further) into the ground. (Jennifer Granholm)
Personally, I’m rooting for Keith Ellison. But I think it’s the gay dude who best embodies the true spirit of the modern Democrat Party.
In 2007, as Buckley was running for chair of the state Democratic Party, video surfaced on YouTube showing him making sexually explicit comments and unzipping his pants on camera. “Would you like me to (kcuf) you hard?” he says into the camera.
Left-Wing Icon Stephen Colbert lost his two brothers and fathers in an airplane crash. But he says that Hillary losing the election was harder on him.
Wow, even the thick-headed leftists at SNL seem to be getting it. The benefits of a Trump presidency are already happening. I think my favorite moment is at about 1:36.
Seriously, Milo’s mere existence triggers the left.
Alt right provocateur and Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos angered the furry community yesterday by posting a drawing to Facebook that someone made of Milo as a snow leopard.
So, this led to furries tweeting… well, based on the examples shown, the tweets from furries were a lot less nasty than the typical SJW response to Milo expressing his opinion. IOW, I didn’t see any explicit death threats.
I figure ‘Furry Rights’ will be the next trendy thing after middle-aged white women get bored with trannies. That or paedophiles.
Update and Bump: Old white leftist hag throws tantrum at Milo appearance, gets told to GTFO (H/T Peter H.) The left really can’t handle it that a bottom twink is the hero of the alt-right.
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.
Many left-wing people have a very nice life, but they like to be sad. To help with this, they choose to be sad for other people. Sometimes these people are far away and sometimes they are nearby, but different to them.
In the olden days, left-wing people tried to make it better for other people. Nowadays, they like to protect them by being offended when a working-class person person doesn’t behave properly.
Left-wing like to help other people by being offended on their behalf. This means that the other people can carry on with their lives and the left-wing people do all the work. This isn’t really fair, but the left-wing people seem to carry on doing it, so they must enjoy it. Despite all this effort left-wing people are still very sad.
We haven’t seen much of our pet left-wingers in the comments lately; are they at a candlelight vigil for Hillary, or too busy harassing Christian bake shop owners?
homeless perverted social parasite with a criminal record for indecent exposure was arrested for masturbating next to a children’s playground in Berkeley, CA.
I am a bit surprised that that sort of thing is still illegal in Berkeley, but, hey, well done Berkeley Police.
A commenter by the handle Iceland_1622 takes issue with the arrest, and all the sex negativity.
“Children are not* going to perish and fall down dead from seeing male genitals, however it’s akin to people having sex in public in the nude. Young children receive ‘confused and ‘conflicting’ messages about sexuality as per such an incident. It’s for making babies and there is a time and a place to express one’s sexuality and this was not the time nor the place. Back to deep residential treatment vs. just incarceration hopefully. Punishment is not the answer or resolution to such issues.”
Aw, pity the poor pervert. What he did really wasn’t really that bad. Why does our society have to be so uptight about sexuality and genitals and stuff?
Commenter Anposter is similarly sympathetic toward the pervert.
This guy clearly had major issues last time he was caught engaging in similar behavior. I’m hoping he gets the treatment he obviously needs but I doubt he will. We’re not that advanced as a civilized society.
Ah, “treatment,” is there no social ill it cannot correct.
I bet the comments on the HuffPo are a hoot, but I haven’t bothered to look.
My problem with Liberalism is that it’s more concerned with policing people’s language and thoughts without requiring them to do anything to fix the problem. White liberal college students speak of “safe spaces”, “trigger words”, “micro aggressions” and “white privilege” while not having to do anything or, more importantly, give up anything. They can’t even have a conversation with someone who sees the world differently without resorting to calling someone a racist, homophobic, misogynistic, bigot and trying to have them banned from campus, or ruin them and their reputation. They say they feel black peoples’ pain because they took a trip to Africa to help the disadvantaged, but are unwilling to go to a black neighborhood in the City in which they live. These same college students will espouse the joys of diversity, but will in the same breath assume you are only on campus because of affirmative action or that all black people grew up in poverty. My personal favorite is declaring with surprise how articulate a black classmate is despite the fact that we are attending the same institution of higher learning as they are.
The White Liberal culture encourages talking about diversity and shaming others for their alleged racism, but many times they themselves work in environments that are mostly white. When questioned they’ll defensively state that they promote strictly on merit. Black people aren’t suggesting that we want someone unqualified to get the position, but I find it telling that they assume that we are not qualified. These same Liberals are quick to be against school choice, while their kids go to private or well-regarded public schools. Leaving poor black children behind in underperforming schools and providing less opportunity to improve their lives is inconsequential to keeping true to their white liberal politics. Many people are quick to espouse the political values of liberalism without having to live with the often harsh reality of those policies.
Has anyone noticed that the Democrat Party is now completely run by and for elderly left-wing feminists? Hillary of course, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, Cecile Richards, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) Nita Loewy (D-NY) and the whole “Progressive Caucus” in the House. The party’s priorities… abortion, false narratives about women earning less than men, gun control, and expansion of the bureaucracy so other feminists can get Government-funded office jobs … reflect the prerogatives of women who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s and whose views are stuck in that era.
And as the Democrat Party has become the party of elderly left-wing feminists, their bitter contempt for whites males … and their fossilized ‘Mad Men’ Era view of same… has become ever more evident. To quote Nancy Pelosi:
“I think that, so many times, white — non-college-educated white males have voted Republican. They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G’s, God being the woman’s right to choose.”
The poor old biddy thinks “God, guns, and gays” is still clever. Maybe it was back in the 70′s. And she thinks those poor stupid males who won’t vote for a party that holds their values in utter contempt, and wants to redistribute their wages to feminist crones, are “voting against their own economic interests.” That’s daft.
And isn’t it peculiar that in a party so fanatically pro-abortion that they actually oppose health and safety standards for place where abortions are performed, that they won’t actually say the word ‘abortion.’ It’s always ‘right to choose,’ ‘reproductive rights,’ or even ‘family planning?’ If abortion is such a great and important thing, why not just come out and say the word?
Preezy Obama and a bunch of others spent four and a half hours talking with each other about gun control yesterday and emerged from the talkathon deciding that… they wanted to talk more about gun control.
After a three-hour convening of law enforcement, civil rights leaders, and Black Lives Matter activists that stretched to nearly four-and-a-half hours, President Obama declared the meeting a model of reaching out and finding common ground.
So, the secret to finding common ground is to exclude anyone from a discussion who might disagree with you. [And don't say, "But law enforcement was present, too." There are plenty of left-wing law enforcement people who want to outlaw guns.] Certainly sounds like the way Obama operates.
Personally, I would rather be waterboarded than listen to Chicago Jesus prattle on and on and on and on and on and on for four hours about how bad guns and racist bitter clingers are. As awful as waterboarding is, it’s over in like two minutes.
I can barely stand an hour long meeting. The longer a meeting goes, the less is actually accomplished, in my experience. When I end meetings, my closer is usually, “OK, we’re done with that. Let’s get back to work.” But to left-wing bureaucrats and social parasites (activists), yammering at each other is supposed to be “work” I guess.
A social leftist snowflake in Seattle shares her mindthoughts on the issue of how white people should react to “The Televised Execution of Black People.” Here’s the TLDR version:
1. Liberals, artists, and LGBTQAWXYZ are the most racially enlightened beings in the universe.
2. People who don’t live in cities are dumb.
3. If you’re not wallowing in white guilt, seek out an urban liberal artist or gay person to teach you how.
4. Once you have learned how wrong it is to be white, share your wisdom with those unenlightened hicks from the suburbs and rural areas (but try to be patient, because, remember, they aren’t as enlightened as you.)
Nowhere does the most special of special snowflakes counsel, “When you see media coverage of a policeman shooting a black person, you should calm your t-ts and wait until you learn more about the facts and circumstances.”
Also, there’s this:
We tolerate the regular, televised execution of Black men in our streets because when it comes down to it, we don’t value their lives quite as highly as our own.
Oh, pumpkin, that’s not racism, that’s human nature. It’s normal to value one’s own life above the lives of strangers. My personal hierarchy of lives I care about goes: Immediate Family; Extended Family; Pets; Friends; Other People’s Pets; Stray Cats; Certain Porn Stars; the rest of the Human Race.
It isn’t that I don’t care about the rest of humanity *at all,* but I care much more about those whom I have bonded with than people I don’t know. However, that does not mean I “tolerate” injustice or violence against people I don’t know. It means I, rationally, recognize the limits of my ability to do anything about it.
Gay Left Magazine ‘The Advocate’ toes the line on the left-wing narrative: Don’t Give in to Islamophobia Spreading on Social Media After Shooting. In other words, “Our Democrat masters insist on continuing to import 250,000 immigrants and refugees from gay-hating Muslim countries every year and we must fully support that.”
Their article quotes ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio, who blames Christians for the Islamist attack along with several other left-wing politicians and then echoes the left’s call for outlawing the civilian ownership of firearms.
The guy who was arrested in Santa Monica with weapons and bomb-making materials who said he was on his was to Gay Pride events gave the left some brief hope when he turned out to be a non-Muslim white guy.
But, it looks like James Wesley Howell, while very much white and male, may also be a gay Bernie Sanders supporter.
The officers said that the other complainants and witness stories were consistent and none seemed intoxicated. Two of them referred to an incident earlier in the day in which Howell had pointed his gun at his boyfriend. A report was taken after this incident as well.
No posting today. I’ve been stripping hideous wallpaper. (Photo to come.)
“At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.” — PJ O’Rourke
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.)
The mayor of left-wing college town Ithaca New York is implementing a plan to help users of heroin and other hard drugs by decriminalizing the use of drugs and creating “Safe Spaces” (i.e. Taxpayer-funded shooting galleries) where they can use heroin under medical supervision.
An upstate New York mayor wants his city to be the first in the U.S. to offer a supervised injection facility, where heroin users would be able to shoot up under the care of a nurse without getting arrested by police.
“It’s providing a safe place where they won’t overdose, where they can get treatment,” Svante said. “We’re not going to encourage more people to use, it’s just going to save lives and give them an opportunity.”
The Ithaca program is modeled after a program implemented in Vancouver, BC, that the social left loves because it 1.) involves spending other people’s money and 2.) subsidizing destructive behavior makes them feel tolerant, compassionate, and enlightened. But Not everyone agrees that Vancouver’s “taxpayer-subsidized shooting gallery” plan was such a grand idea.
Jim O’Rourke is the executive director at the British Columbia-based Vision Quest Recovery Society. Schauffler says that O’Rourke put it in stark terms, saying the city is killing addicts with kindness. “We might as well put a bullet in their head,” O’Rourke told him. “We’re killing them. We just doing it in a much nicer way.”
That’s pretty much how socialist compassion works out.
I am open to the idea of drug decriminalization because the War on Drugs has not only been an abysmal failure, but has also severely compromised civil liberties. By that same token, I don’t believe the Government should be subsidizing (and therefore encouraging) people’s bad life choices. e.g. Using dangerously addictive narcotics.