While left-wing American gays were wailing and gnashing their teeth and concocting ridiculous conspiracy theories because the owners of a Mom-and-Pop pizza restaurant said they would prefer not to be forced by the State into participating in a gay wedding ceremony… the “not at all Islamic” (according to the President) Mohammedans of the Islamic State stoned another gay man to death. Meanwhile, left-wing American gays cheered for the president’s plan to allow radical Mohammedans to acquire nuclear weapons.
Seems like insanity to me, but there you have it.
But while the president hasn’t criticized ISIS or his Iranian comrades for their murders of gays, he did take the occasion of Easter to make snide remarks about Christians who don’t support his or the Gay Agenda enough.
ISIS terrorists have also raped and impregnated a nine-year old girl, but considering the founder of their religion did the same thing… Anyway, American feminists weren’t upset about that; nowhere near as upset as they were when that rocket scientist wore a Hawaiian shirt that depicted attractive women.
It amazes me that full-on barbarians like ISIS are allowed to exist when there is clearly enough firepower among the civilized nations to exterminate them.
Instead, the savages of ISIS are apparently more welcome on American college campuses than representatives of the pro-gay, pro-women, democratic state of Israel.
Meanwhile, one of the peaceful, totes patriotic “New Americans” the Democrats are so eager to welcome to this country with Amnesty, welfare, and jobs and educational opportunities stolen from native-born Americans… had this to say about her adopted country.
“I will never forget it. May god bless those who helped my son. The terrorists are the Americans and everyone knows it. My son is the best of the best.”
Her son set off a bomb at the Boston Marathon that killed an eight-year-old boy and two other people.
At the University of Oregon, a transgendered student is really, really upset because of some heteronormative microagression triggers and whining about them to the University Administration; which is how you become a left-wing hero or heroine or whatever.
Ducks F.I.R.S.T candidate Elle Mallon, who identifies as “trans femme” and started a “gender-inclusive” Greek organization, tried to get an entire slate removed from the ballot because one official “chose to misgender” the student.
April 3 – Mallon submits grievance against We Are Oregon for holding its kickoff event in a building with no gender-inclusive bathrooms.
April 5 – Mallon files a response accusing Allison of sexual harassment because she referred to Mallon as “Ms.” when Mallon identifies with the use of “Mx.”
April 8 – Mallon calls for the removal of all We Are Oregon candidates from the ballot.
Two of the places I went to college embarrassing me in the same week. But there’s still today and tomorrow to hit the trifecta.
(Hat Tip: Weasel Zips)
Tim Cook joined all the other progressive left poseurs in sanctimoniously denouncing Indiana’s Religious Freedom Protection law. At the time, some suggested some hypocrisy on the Apple CEO’s part because of his company’s active commercial presence in countries where the brutal oppression and even public execution of homosexuals is official government policy.
The owner of this blog… who generously allows this moron to post here… took the banner and ran with it.
Tim Cook says that, “Opposing discrimination takes courage,” and we agree. We call on Mr. Cook to live up to our shared principles by pulling Apple out of Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran until they stop their official government policies of jailing and murdering gays and lesbians.
It takes N0 courage to “stand up to” bakers and florists who just don’t want to take part in gay weddings (although it gets you a lot of “trained seal applause” from other sanctimonious poseurs). Standing up to legitimately brutal regimes … that would be actual courage.
Scott Walker is awesome and would make an awesome President.
Ted Cruz is awesome and would make an awesome President.
Rand Paul is awesome and would make an awesome President.
So, you know how this movie ends, right?
The Awesome vote is split three ways, and we get stuck with Jeb.
Amnesty-lovin’, Common Core lovin’, Big Government Lovin’, Domestic Spyin’ Lovin’, Hillary Clinton award-giver, scion of the Republican Establishment… Jeb Bush.
Take it, Morbo.
Some people scoffed at Ben Shapiro when he said that gay activists would be targeting religious schools next. That was less than a week ago.
It didn’t take long.
Students and alumni of a Catholic high school in Iowa held a rally on Wednesday afternoon to protest a decision by school officials not to hire a gay teacher.
The rally at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines involved a walkout and a demonstration at which a handful of students and alumni spoke, reports The Des Moines Register.
There’s a simple solution to this. The gay dude, if he’s a good teacher, can find work someplace where his lifestyle isn’t an issue. And the school can hire someone who maybe isn’t as good a teacher, but who lives within the strictures of Catholic teaching. And everybody else minds their own damn business.
But that would deny a lot of LGBT’s and their progressive allies the opportunity to sanctimoniously posture, and to force their morals and values on people who don’t agree with them.
Presidential candidate Rand Paul was asked a question about what restriction he favors on abortion. He turned the question around on the Democrat Media Operative who asked it.
“Why don’t we ask the DNC: Is it okay to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus? You go back and you ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s OK with killing a seven-pound baby that is not born yet. Ask her when life begins, and you ask Debbie when it’s okay to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, get back to me.”
Republicans are grilled about abortion constantly by the MFM; it’s the media arm of the DNC’s way of providing grist for the mills of other Democrat activists to generate attacks against them. It’s why Democrat Media Operative George Snuffleupagus asked an inane question about contraception at a Republican debate so that his other Democrat operatives could set up the narrative that Republicans want to “deny women access to contraception” (and tampons) that many, many stupid women fell for and so voted Democrat.
The Democrat Party’s official position on abortion, according to DNC Chairhead Debbie Wasserman-Schulz is “No restrictions at all.” “Period.”
This means abortion is legal right up to the moment the foetus exits the birth canal; passage through which magically changes an undifferentiated mass of cells into a human baby eligible for welfare, according to Democrats.
This means abortion is legal for sex-selection, for disposing of a baby who is at risk of turning gay, or for organ harvesting. All legal. No restrictions means no restrictions.
This means that Planned Parenthood’s policy of not reporting the adult rapists of underage girls to law enforcement.
It means taxpayer dollars pay for late term abortions, sex selection abortions, gay abortions, and all the rest of it.
But don’t expect the Democrat Media Operatives in the MFM to ever press their Political Counterparts on those facts.
A student at Michigan State University claims that White Privilege is literally making him sick. Here he serves up his word salad of current college rhetoric, with a large helping of entitlement on the side.
Rashad Timmons says that microaggressions are causing him several medical afflictions. His letter was titled, “Intentional or not, microaggressions severely impact underrepresented members of society.”
According to Timmons, people who “are not privileged” are suffering greatly from the intentional and unintentional triggers that others are causing. “On a campus,” he writes, ” — and nation at large — in which whiteness, patriarchy, heteronormativity, cissexism, ableism and classism prevail, students that are not privileged by these constructs often have difficulty navigating hegemonic, oppressive environments.”
Translation: “Everyone must cater to me and ensure that I never encounter any difficulty at ever, and if I do, it’s white people’s fault and they should be collectively punished.”
It’s the same mentality of entitlement that leads leftists to proclaim that declining to bake a wedding cake is a crime against humanity.
Up the road in Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan was going to cancel a showing of American Sniper because it might have made some of their special snowflakes “feel unsafe.” But after being roundly ridiculed, they agreed to show the movie after all… in a special forum space, where grief counselors and big soft teddy bears will be available for anyone made uncomfortable by the magical moving pictures of light and sound.
I visited my son in West Virginia today. I wanted to try out my new .308 — which is brilliant, BTW. I have never been a good shot by any measure, but I was nailing targets at 150 yards — so we went to the outdoor rifle range at a nearby state park. It was unusually active today, and at one point, there were about a dozen locals besides of us, and almost all of them were firing AR-15 variants. (I’m sure some of them were ghost guns capable of firing 30 magazine clips per second.)
So there I was, surrounded by rednecks with “assault rifles;” a liberal gay’s nightmare.
But I felt perfectly safe, and found the other shooters perfectly friendly.
Afterwards, we went here for lunch.
California is a deep blue, one-party state where even the last “Republican” governor signed on to the Democrats’ reckless spending, Amnesty, and environmental extremism. The drought that is ravaging California has nothing to do with Global Warming, it’s just normal cyclical weather. It has everything to do with environmental extremism and a political class that will spend $100Billion on a Train-to-Nowhere, but can’t find the money to develop a sustainable water infrastructure.
But the biggest problem in California is that the government has refused to build the reservoirs and dams necessary to actually save water when the rain does come. As the Wall Street Journal points out, Israel has weathered droughts for years. So has Arizona. Both built infrastructure. California has not, largely because politicians like Jerry Brown stopped such construction decades ago. The Wall Street Journal points out:
Money is not the obstacle. Since 2000 voters have approved five bonds authorizing $22 billion in spending for water improvements… desalination projects have been abandoned…
Because no sooner is an infrastructure project proposed than the Sierra Club and a hundred other Environmentalist Denominations file lawsuits demanding it be stopped. Environmentalists have actually put a measure on the ballot to dismantle existing water reservoirs. Environmentalism is a fundamentalist, extremist religion that says nothing should ever be built anywhere if it could potentially annoy wildlife. It’s not “NIMBY,” it’s “BANANA: Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody.”
It also doesn’t help California’s problems that they flush 2.6 million acre-feet of usable water into the ocean because environmentalists are worried about their sacred fish.
Would it be uncivil to suggest that lesbianese CNN pundit Sally Kohn is the dumber, blonder version of Rachel Maddow? I know I’m not supposed to be uncivil, but what else can you say about someone who … almost daily… spews idiocy like this: (Hat Tip: Ace)
The MFM have no interest in hunting down Hillary Clintons magical disappearing emails and no interest in getting access to Emperor Obama’s college records… yet they can dig up Jeb Bush’s voting Registration from 2009 and do an in-depth examination on Scott Walker’s purchase of a sweater from Kohl’s.
Can anyone really make a case that the MFM are not Democrat operatives with bylines?
But since they’re not White Christians, the left breathes a sigh of disappointment and goes back to vilifying old lady florists and Indiana pizza joints.
[Hat Tip: Weasel Zips]
Florida teens shouting homophobic slurs pummeled a gay man with lawn furniture as he tried to crawl away, shocking video shows. …
The 32-year-old victim told WFTV the teens were looking for anyone who was gay following a an earlier fight at a community center, and they jumped him March 26 as he walked down the street.
About 10 or so of the young punks pummeled the man and stole his pants and wallet during the beatdown.
Nope, we are talking about youths who, if Obama had a son, they would look like him, so the MFM will ignore the story. Apparently, #GayLivesMatterLessThanTheNarrative
As hard as it may be for members of the Hate Group that is the progressive gay left to accept, it is possible to accommodate both the desire for people of religious conviction not to be forced to act against their beliefs, and for gays to be able to get married in the eyes of the State.
As a pluralistic society, we ought to respect others’ religious beliefs, and do what we can to make space for them to practice their values so long as it does not interfere with basic political requirements. America has a long and proud tradition of making such accommodations—Catholic churches were exempt from prohibition so they could serve wine as a part of the Eucharist, Quakers and other pacifist groups have historically been exempt from being drafted into the military in combat positions, and in the 1990s we further strengthened laws protecting peyote use by Native American religions in their ceremonies.
The reason this debate has boiled over is because gays are insisting that conscientious objectors to gay marriage must be compelled by the State under threat of imprisonment or financial ruin to participate in gay weddings. It’s not enough to have a piece of paper from the State that somehow is necessary to legitimize their relationships, they also have to force the defeated to acknowledge their power. (The Gul Dukat Definition of True Victory.)
It would be advantageous for gays to show more tolerance.
Pushing for gay rights will be easier if religious objectors can be secure in the knowledge that the state will not be used to compel them to violate their religious beliefs. This does not mean gay persons should be discriminated against, but it does mean we should provide the space for people to not participate in religiously objectionable acts. As a tolerant and pluralistic society, it is incumbent upon us to provide this option, even if we strongly disagree with the moral stance of religious objectors.
If people would just accept and tolerate the fact that other people will make different choices and have different opinions, we could do away with this tyrannical notion that the state should referee every dispute, every difference of opinion.
But such a situation would be intolerable to the Gay Left, which wants not merely to take their victory, but to shove it in the faces of the defeated. Over, and over, and over again.
From a dude, ain’t that something? (Hat Tip: Peter H and Newsbusters]
Former CBS employee Kenneth Lombardi, 29, who quit the network last November, is suing CBS claiming sexual harassment. The New York Post reports he claims he “was repeatedly drunkenly groped and kissed by powerful men at the network — including the director for the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.”
It could have been worse, he could have been at CNN and been groped by Candy Crowley.
Anyway, the dude claims to be totes traumatized.
“I have nightmares. I relive these moments every day. The sound of ice in a glass will take me back to that moment,” he said, referring to what he described as a terrifying barroom encounter with Albert “Chip” Colley, who directs the [CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley]
Those chicks on ‘Mad Men’ at least suffered their humiliation with some dignity.
It maybe that the dude is exaggerating, or even making the whole thing up. But considering the way CBS News promoted the phony Duke Lacrosse story and the phony UVA rape case, they have no grounds to complain.
One thing struck me during the
shrill hysterical two-minutes hate debate over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law, the Big Corporations (Apple, General Electric, WalMart [No kidding, the left was cheering for WalMart!”) were siding with the left, and the left was saying “You people should be on the side of Big Corporations because they are looking out for your best interests.”
Big corporations like Walmart, Apple, Salesforce.com and General Electric and their executives have done the right thing by calling on officials in Indiana and Arkansas to reject “religious freedom” laws designed to give businesses and religious groups legal cover should they deny service to gay couples.
And then there are the “living wage” laws so beloved by the left that also happen to be supported by Big Corporations like WalMart
because they know it will drive mom and pop stores out of business; and that is exactly what is happening, and the left is okay with that.
Also, Big Corporations are siding with the left in their efforts to replace American workers with cheap foreign laborers who will vote overwhelmingly in favor of the social democrats.
Suddenly, the left is in bed with the huge corporations they claim to despise; and big business is throwing big squeezy bear hugs around the leftists who want to confiscate their profits and effect de facto nationalization of industry through regulation. Meanwhile, it’s the Conservative Right who are increasingly critical of corporatism and the power big business wields over Government.
When I look at how big business is lining up with the progressive left to create an electorate that will elect more socialists to power, I can’t help thinking about Khrushchev’s quote about the capitalist selling you the rope you will use to hang him with.’
WHEREAS it is Saturday and WHEREAS I am sick of blogging about #WeddingCakeFascists and WHEREAS Jeff and Nick are totes AWOL… another music thread.
It’s not very often that a cover version of a song is better than the original. And some cover versions are so godawful they not only taint the memory of the original forever, but also damage time and space itself. Let’s discuss the first kind, and invite people to link to other beloved cover versions in the comments, won’t we?
Um…. and if you are suicidally depressed after that “Hurt” cover, Shonen Knife’s cover of The Carpenters “Top of the World” should bring back your will to live; perky Japanese chicks always make me glad to be alive.
And of course, saving the best for last, my favorite band and my favorite cover
I knew a gay dude in college who carried a purse everywhere. Upon meeting someone he would always say, “I carry a purse, does that bother you.” One day I passed him on the quad and said, “What’s up, purse-boy.” And he got really offended by that.
I was reminded of that guy (What was his name? Paul? Pretty sure it was Paul, but then it might just be because Purse-Boy Paul is so irresistibly alliterative) when I read about this special snowflake getting all miffed up because he wasn’t allowed to bring his manpurse into the cinema. (Naturally, this happened in Florida)
Zac Adams told Bay News 9 he was banned from bringing in his bag because he’s a man. He secretly captured his discussion with a theater staffer on his cell phone camera.
“Because ladies carry big bags, that’s the normal thing for ladies to do,” a female manager tells Adams.
So he was already recording this when it happened? Sounds like a bit of a set-up. But maybe some gay left hate group should burn the theater down, just to be sure.
Over at Breitbart, Ben Shapiro looks at how the gay left is taking rights away from private businesses and speculates where this war is headed. The gay left promised that gay marriage would not affect anyone beyond same-sex couples wanting to get married. As the experiences of Memories Pizza and Barronelle Stutzman show, this was a lie. The gay left is not content with having won state recognition of same-sex marriage, and thinks that they must force Christians (but not Muslims) who oppose same-sex marriage to bow down before them. Shapiro sees that following as the gay left’s next targets:
- Churches: The gay left has already begun a push to have churches tax-exempt status revoked if they refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
- Religious Universities: Universities that do not support same-sex marriage will be denied tax-exempt status and will have their accreditation revoked.
- Religious Schools: Already in California, private schools are required to teach a pro-gay curriculum. Those that don’t will be shut down by the State.
The gay left simply cannot tolerate a difference of opinion. You will celebrate gay marriage, or you will be punished.
I have seen this image crop up on Facebook. Yes, indeed, they are coming for the churches.