Singer James Taylor adores Obama.
“I am just thankful for every day that he’s in office. I am so proud that he represents my country and I think he represents me — I think he represents the America that I know.”
According to his wikipedia biography, Mr. Taylor born into a well-to-do family, was put on Thorazine in college to deal with his mental illness, spent time in a mental hospital, subsequently became addicted to heroin, moved to New York and did even more drugs while his lifestyle was subsidized by friends with money, moved to London, was helped out in his career by more wealthy and successful people (Paul McCartney and George Harrison) and has spent pretty much the entirety of his adult life surrounded by wealthy Hollywood lefties.
Not exactly the America most of us know.
So, these two gay dudes bought some land in rural Pennsylvania, hoping to set up some kind of gay spiritual technology-free utopia of some sort, expecting that other gay men would want to come live with me to live communally and simply. It didn’t work out so well.
They did get a few takers: a man who was interested in the culture of the early German settlers, but preferred to observe its customs rather than pitch in; a guy they called “the Primitive man,” who set up a lean-to on the property and wore loincloths in the summer (he stayed the longest but turned out to be mentally ill).
Then there was the man who brought his accordion and offered to play while they worked. Indeed, the farming chores seemed to mystify most of their would-be brothers.
“Everyone just wanted to watch us work, and that got old real fast,” Johannes said.
“Not wanting to do any work,” is why a lot of left-wing utopias fall apart. They also tend to attract the mentally ill.
Personally, I love the idea of going off the grid. I have often considered buying a remote piece of land and living simply on it. My son is into the idea, but other members of the family… not so much. If I did, though, it would not be in the expectation of establishing any kind of “community.”
On a related note, gay amish romance novels are apparently a thing. I did not know that.
Since 1983, FDA policy has prohibited taking blood from sexually active gay men in order to protect the blood supply from HIV contamination. The Obama Administration is recommending lifting this ban.
Is this wise? I’m not sure I have all the evidence at hand to support a conclusion, although it seems an odd change to be making at a time when infection rates for HIV and other STD’s are rising in homosexual populations. If you had to, would you guess that this change in policy is because A.) Rigorous scientific examination of the subject has determined that this policy change will result in a safer and more adequate blood supply or B.) Political Correctness?
The FDA recommends keeping restrictions in place for gay sex workers, people who have tested positive for the HIV, people who’ve been treated for syphilis and gonorrhea, and needle-drug users. The Human Rights Campaign, natch, objects to keeping these restrictions in place, saying they “stigmatize gay and bisexual men.”
As you probably have heard, the new Mad Max: Fury Road film is the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max and The Road Warrior has been made into basically a feminist propaganda reel. The main plot is basically The Handmaid’s Tale with car chases; as a take-charge feminist rescues women who’ve been held as breeding units by a male warlord rapist, and must take them to a sanctuary maintained by enlightened pacifist womyn.
The women, leaving behind graffiti reading, “We are not things” and “Who killed the world?” (Answer: men, obviously), run off hoping to restart a normal life in the verdant, distant world Furiosa remembers from childhood.
Along the way they angrily pry off their sawtooth-lined chastity belts. Later they run into a motorcycle gang/feminist collective called, somewhat suggestively, the Vulvani, and shoot it out with Joe’s troops, the Warboys. In a touch that shows an appreciation for a feminine quality of guarding and advancing life amid so much death, one of the Vulvani has a secret keepsake box. It’s full of seeds. Full of the future.
The New York Times sees the feminist messages too, and approves:
She and her comrades evolve from eye candy into a feminist guerrilla force. They are joined by a band of older women called the Vuvalini, who along with Furiosa, decide to give Immortan Joe’s patriarchy a taste of its own medicine.
“Mad Max: Fury Road,” like its namesake both humble and indomitable, isn’t about heroism in the conventional, superpowered sense. It’s about revolution.
Still, if you have hankering to have feminist propaganda hammered into you in all its misandist glory, a $10 movie ticket is cheaper than a semester at any university.
A Lefty Democrat Consultant with ties the mayor of San Francisco and other prominent left-wing politicians has been arrested on charges of possession of chil pr0n.
Prosecutors say Enrique Pearce was in possession of nearly 5,000 images of child pornography, including video. Some photos depicted children and infants being sexually assaulted. In some, the children are tied up.
The district attorney argues Pearce is a threat to public safety, because in addition to the pornography, investigators say they found more than 100 images on his cell phone showing boys ages 7 to 12, who do not appear to know they’re being photographed.
One boy was on a man’s shoulders at a Giants’ celebration at City Hall. The district attorney is also concerned that police say Pearce has told another man he’d like to share a boy with a man.
Maybe he can share a cell with lefty-hero paedophile Larry Brinkin.
Also, here’s a story about public school teachers who molest their students, but since the teachers union is one of the most loyal Democrat voting blocs, no one ever suggests that there’s a “rape culture” in public schools.
With all the Democrats screaming that when an engineer takes a train around a 50MPH curve at 106MPH and people are killed that it’s Republicans’ fault for only spending billions and billions on AMTRAK instead of billions and billions and billions and billions, it’s important to consider a little lesson about politicians and infrastructure spending.
A week ago, voters in Michigan rejected a massive tax increase earmarked for road improvements, despite the politicians’ (of both parties) insistence that the tax increase was the only way to fund desperately needed infrastructure improvements.
After the referendum failed, all of a sudden, the legislature found a way to fund a billion dollars in road improvements by reallocating money from other programs.
Of course, states have to find money if they want to spend it, they don’t have access to printing presses and a limitless debt card. They’re not like the Federal Government that can spend damn near $900 Billion on stimulus, with nothing to show for it except some bankrupt green energy companies and some professors who got grants to teach Africans to wash their pee-pees, and then can insist that the need even MOAR MONEEZ to fix the infrastructure they promised to fix with the first 900 XL.
All I know is my gut says “maybe.”
Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
Bostian is a gay activist who previously worked at Target as a cashier before joining Amtrak, according to his LinkedIn.
The train hurtled off the tracks after making a left-turn at high speed; much like the USA under Obama.
And according to Democrats, the derailment was not caused by Bostian lead-footing the train to 106 MPH nine minutes after leaving the station like it was the DeLorean in ‘Back to the Future,’ but instead by Republicans unwilling to double AMTRAK’s $1.6 Billion annual subsidy to $3.2 Billion, or whatever else they’d like to spend so they can hire more gay Target cashiers to pilot choo-choo trains.
“While he is still interested in working for marriage equality, Bostian admitted that he is less enthusiastic this time around. “It’s kind of insulting to have to beg people for my right to marry,” he said. “I feel like we shouldn’t even have to have this fight.””
According to the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 44 percent of lesbian women and 61 percent of bisexual women have been victims of intimate partner violence in the form of rape, physical violence and/or stalking, compared to 35 percent of heterosexual women. In the same survey, it is mentioned that 26 percent of gay men and 37 percent of bisexual men have experienced the same intimate partner violence, compared to 29 percent of heterosexual men.
For too long, lesbians (and transwomen, I guess) have felt excluded from the deranged rape hysteria among campus women. But now, LGBTQQIP2SAA activists are working on their exclusivity so that lesbians can join in the National Campus Rape Hysteria Movement as well. And Lesbians will have equal opportunity to falsely accuse partners of rape and get all of the consequence-free revenge and celebrity that goes with that.
For years, the Michigan’s Womyn’s Music Festival had a strict “no penises” policy. Not only were men excluded, but even male toddlers, and … naturally… no transgendereds.
But, like everything else in society, liberty eventually had to give in to political correctness, and transgendereds will now be allowed at the festival over the objections of purists who believe that someone with a penis isn’t really a woman. Although it is not clear from the article whether only men who identify as womyn are allowed, the article isn’t clear how it works for womyn who identify as men, or how it applies to the 56 other genders.
Steve tipped this story, but, just for the record, I saw it earlier today but I was at work so I couldn’t do nuthin’ about it. Vienna Austria is celebrating gayness with its pedestrian lights.
Lights at 120 pedestrian crossings are receiving a quirky makeover: instead of the traditional single figure, they now show either a heterosexual or gay couple with hearts.
Officials said the revamped signals were signs of Vienna’s tolerance, celebrating not only the song contest, but also the HIV/AIDS charity Life Ball event on May 16 and the Rainbow Parade in June.
What could be gayer than gay pedestrian crosswalks? How about drag queen sewers?
Cleverly hidden stereo systems inside the gutters play Austria’s two winning Eurovision songs — one by bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst
Closet masochist that I am, I looked up Conchita Wurst’s song on YouTube. As expected, it’s godawful. To his credit though, Conchita pulls off femininity better than Hillary.
The title for this post is in, what the POTUS would call, “the Austrian language.”
An appeals court in Kentucky has overturned a lower court decision that a Christian owned T-shirt company could not refuse to print T-shirts for a gay pride festival. The higher court upheld the right of the business not to be coerced in participating in speech with which it disagreed.
No doubt, the Gaystapo is preparing an appeal.
Funny how free speech has become a “right-wing thing” isn’t it?
Because That’s what the left does.
According to her, I said the following: “I’m a married human being, so what does this mean for me? It’s against the way I see marriage. It’s against the way I see myself.” Shapiro scoffed, “Same-sex marriage is wrong because, well . . . because it’s wrong.”
An imaginative fabrication. Apparently I’m married? (I’m not). It was frustrating that after a twenty-minute interview in which I listed numerous reasons why government redefinition of marriage is bad for everyone, Shapiro published a (completely fictional) quote that boiled down to “it’s my personal opinion.” What do you win the “LGBT Journalist of the Year” award for? Yarn-spinning? Creative hijinks?
Yet this broach of journalistic ethics is more interesting than irritating to me. Shapiro said it herself numerous times: This issue is already decided. Public opinion has ruled: There are no good arguments for traditional marriage.
So why should Lila lie? If my arguments were stupid, why not publish them?
The answer is simple enough. It must be that the complexity of the marriage debate does not only affect traditional marriage supporters, it affects everybody. As I made my arguments to Shapiro during our interview, she seemed perplexed and unable to reply with more than stock responses: “You’re not gay. Why protest something that doesn’t affect you?” “Aren’t you worried you’ll end up on the wrong side of history?” Her article ridicules the “closed-mindedness” of traditional marriage supporters, but when faced with actual arguments on the subject, Shapiro opted to pretend I’d said something else. Even on the “cusp of victory,” same-sex marriage supporters are taking no chances by engaging these dangerous, volatile truths.
You can’t rule out the possibility that Ms. Lila Shapiro was simply too dimwitted to understand legitimate arguments against same-sex marriage and replaced them with simplistic slogans that dimwitted leftists *can* understand.
Steven Crowder saying what I have always said. The Westboro Baptists are an obnoxious but ultimately harmless little street theater troupe. A far larger number of Mohammedans want to kill you.
As a lefty, you live to talk about the Westboro Baptist Church. Even though they have less members that the over 60 Bieber fan-club, you give them a microphone as early and often as possible. And why wouldn’t you? In an attempt to justify your hypothesis of Christian hatred/extremism, they can make your case more effectively than you could ever imagine.
The only problem is that you and I both know they share nothing in common with mainstream Christianity. Any time they’re given the pulpit, they are quickly and universally condemned by Christians of all walks and denominations. Pity. You really were hoping they’d be relevant, I know.
Contrast that with the “moderate” Muslims you so fervently defend. The over EIGHT HUNDRED MILLION MUSLIMS (thats 800,000,000) either support Sharia law, support the killing of converts, encourage laws in violation of women’s rights, and yes, openly support the prosecution and punishment of anyone who draws the (false) prophet Muhammad.
Even if we take the WBC at their word (I don’t), they represent only themselves, not Christianity as a whole. And even at that the WBC has never advocated the murder of homosexuals. “Turn or burn” is meant as a warning, not two options they are giving you. On the other hand, ISIS, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the Muslim Brotherhood, Ali Muhammed Brown, the Palestinian Authorities… they not only threaten to murder gays, they actually do it.
Wanna laugh until you cry?
In 2014, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s entire election campaign consisted of attacks on his opponent as a rubber-stamp for the “Obama-Reid” agenda. Every tweet and multiple attack ads warned that his opponent would do nothing but support the Obama agenda.
In 2015, under McConnell’s leadership, the GOP has… pretty much rubber-stamped the Obama agenda.
- Obamacare – Fully funded under the Republican-approved FY2015 Budget
- Obama’s agenda to succeed Eric Holder with an equally partisan hack Attorney General — Approved
- Obama’s Amnesty — Fully Funded by the Republican Majority in the Senate
- Obama’s unilateral trade negotiation authority — McConnell supports fully.
Not only that, McConnell brags about what a great job he’s doing implementing the Obama agenda.
“A lot of folks like to joke about the odd couple that was Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch,” McConnell said, referring to the late Massachusetts Democrat and the Republican senator from Utah. “But I think Mitch McConnell and Barack Obama may have them outdone. I had to warn reporters not to faint last week before offering the president some praise on trade. I’m even getting handwritten notes from the president these days. He sent one the other day to thank me for supporting the nomination of Loretta Lynch.”
Tell me again why it matters which party we vote for?
Just applying the “Pam Geller” standard to the recent ISIS Executions of Gay Men (which no one on the left gives a damn about). And to make the point, here’s offering some edits to the recent statements of prominent members of the MFM attacking Pam Geller for *provoking* Muslims.
“Why would anyone do something as provocative as hosting a
Muhammad drawing contest being gay“? New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi.
“This is what happens when you
light the fuse act all gay and stuff. You get violence.” – Fox News blowhard Bill O’Reilly.
this eventbeing gay would unglue some who might become violent. And the police had no choice but to do their job and be there to protect against violence perversion of public morality…” – Greta Van Susteren, Fox News host and Scientologist. (Scientology being another gay-hating cult the left is perfectly okay with.)
“I think [the gays] caused this trouble, and whether this trouble came yesterday or it came two weeks from now, it’s gonna be in the air as long as you
taunt flaunt your sexuality.” – Chris Matthews – MSDNC
“At some point
free expression absolutism homosexuality becomes childish and unserious. It becomes its own kind of fanaticism.” – Washed Up 70′s cartoonist Garry Trudeau.
The Progressive Left was disappointed with the election results in Great Britain, so they did what spoiled, anti-social socialists usually do when they don’t get their way. They started a riot.
Scuffles broke out when the anti-austerity demonstrators, blaring hooters, banging pots and chanting obscenities, confronted lines of police outside the gate leading to the prime minister’s Downing Street residence. At one point a bicycle was hurled at police.
Police arrested 17 people, and four police officers and one member of police staff were injured during the protest, a Scotland Yard spokesman said.
A Reuters photographer estimated that a couple of hundred people took part in the protest, including a group of about 25 black-clad youths with sunglasses and face masks.
“Social Justice” is just another way of saying ‘Mob rule.’
Since so many leftists think that “Hate Speech” falls outside first amendment protection, it’s important to remember that under their rules, they get to define what “hate speech” is. In Maine, apparently, just wearing a Chik-Fil-A is considered anti-gay hate speech.
During the high school’s televised announcements that morning, two students on the broadcast wore Chick-fil-A T-shirts, Snyder said.
The students didn’t say anything about the Gay-Straight Alliance or the school’s LGBT community, but she believes they knew what they were doing.
The appearance started a flurry of tweets, with students calling out the two boys who wore the Chick-fil-A shirts.
The tweets continued over the weekend, and on Monday students who tweeted at the boys wearing the shirts were called to the high school principal’s office.
Students were told they were being punished for tweeting during school hours, and because some of their tweets contained obscenities, [one of the suspended students] said.
[One of the suspended students] responded to a tweet in support of the students in the Chick-fil-A shirt that said, “You’re expressing your feelings … Why can’t he?” Her response was, “Being an offensive [expletive] is not expressing your feelings.”
The LGBT Community is doing a great job training young people to behave like fascist brownshirts.
Maybe some of us were hoping that once Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton took a dirt nap, the most sordid legacy of the civil rights era – the feeding and exploiting the grievances of African-Americans for profit and notoriety (i.e. race hustling) – would come to an end. But Atlantic Contributor Ta-Nehisi Coates seems determined to keep racial animus alive and exploit it to his professional benefit and advancement.
He began his ascent as the new face of race-hustling with a long article, much praised by the progressive Neo-Puritan left, that called for people who had never owned slaves to pay slavery reparations to people who never were slaves.
More recently, he has moved in on the Sharpton/Jackson racket of exploiting riots and racial unless, by telling African-Americans that violence against police is not only okay, it’s exactly what they should be doing and anybody who says otherwise is an Uncle Tom.
And even more recently, in a speech at Johns Hopkins (Chik-Fil-A not welcome because hate) University, had described the United States as awash in “Oceans of white supremacy.”
“Plunder is not incidental to who we are. Plunder is not incidental to what America is,” Coates said, adding later: “You’re living in a country that could not exist without oceans of white supremacy.”
The race-hustle industry is incredible destructive to the USA in terms of race relations, and because accusations of “racism” make it impossible to address systemic problems in African-American communities. But as long as race pimps like Sharpton, Jackson, and now Coates can make a plush living at it, and accuse any who question their methods or motives of “racism,” it will not go away.
Democrat Senator Cory Booker is outraged that some people have to work 50 hours a week to get ahead in the world.
A single parent of two children would need to work 50 hours a week at a minimum-wage job in the U.S. to earn 50% of the nation’s net median household income, the organization’s international equivalent for the poverty line. “That’s just wrong.” – Cory Booker
Working 50 hours a week is injustice to Cory Booker?
“Have you ever had a f#cking real job?” asks Ace at the link.
Recently, I had a conversation with my son, who was frustrated by his inability to move up as rapidly as he would like. I had to explain to him that hiring an employee is making an investment; for an employer to hire someone even at minimum wage is roughly equivalent, in terms of cost, to buying a higher-end pickup truck. Before an employer makes that kind of investment, they want some assurance that the investment is going to pay off; which is why they want things like credentials and references. As an indicator of intellect or ability, a college degree is meaningless. However, it does show an employer that you are capable of starting and finishing a long-term task.
The Cory Bookers of the world don’t get any of this. Everyone is entitled to whatever they think is a “living wage,” whether they provide living wage value to an employer or not.
Face it, when you looked at the protesters in Baltimore or Ferguson… who would want to hire them? Bitter, angry, entitled, often barely coherent, and likely to fly into a rage at the slightest perception that they are not getting enough.