It’s a rumor, it’s sourced from the Huffington Post (Democrat Propaganda Site) who would definitely have an incentive to start a rumor that would weaken Trump’s support among conservatives.
OTOH, the notion that Trump would nominate to the Supreme Court someone who used lawfare to shutdown a media organization (Gawker) that published unflattering information about him is, at least, plausible.
Trump’s campaign and the gay activist billionaire deny it.
Anyway, something to ponder.
Spreading fast on social media this Thursday morning is a story originally posted at the Huffington Post, which reports that Donald Trump is considering PayPal founder, gay marriage supporter, and culture war snob Peter Thiel for the Supreme Court. If appointed, Thiel would be the first openly gay Supreme Court Justice, a landmark I personally think Trump would find irresistible.
In other election news, Hillary is still pining for the fjords, and Gary Johnson is an idiot. The crook, the blowhard, the idiot, and the nutjob. Our electoral choices this year are like the cast of a Coen Brothers movie.
Pretty much every word of this is true.
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 have often described the Faustian bargain of the left being: “We will let you do whatever you want to anyone in the bedroom, if you allow us complete control of everything outside the bedroom.” In other words, the left will happily trade away all freedom and opportunity for unlimited sexual license.
A comment from Venezuela’s democratic socialist president, (I’d say “dictator” but he was “democratically” elected, and is therefore a “democratic socialist president”), proves the truth of this bargain.
During a broadcast this weekend promoting new socialist food distribution policies, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro jokingly referenced a popular nickname for the nation’s dire food shortages, telling a crowd, “Maduro’s diet gets you hard – no need for Viagra!”
The Venezuelans willingly voted in this man and his predecessor, because he promised to eliminate income inequality, and offered a vast expansion of Goivernment services (free health care, free college education, and so forth) to be paid for by “the rich.”
If the Democrats had not rigged their primaries to facilitate Hillary’s coronation, a man advocating the exact same policies would be the Democrat nominee for president.
Hillary basically is Lucille Bluth without the warmth or charm.
The contortion of rage in the angry feminist’s mug is a thing of beauty.
Donald Trump has really handled the “Basket of Deplorables” attack beautifully. The Democrat-Media Collaboration on this line of attack was supposed to work like this:
1. Hillary denounces Trump supporters as “a basket of deplorables.”
2. Media runs with the phrase and challenges Republicans to denounce their deplorable followers.
3. Republicans obediently comply, thereby conceding the point and giving power to it, while also alienating their supporters who resent being cast as deplorables.
This 1-2-3 was exactly how the Democrat-Media Complex (DMC) succeeded in turning Mitt Romney’s (truthful) “47% remark” into a successful attack, and how the DMC turned the McCain campaign against its own VP candidate.
But Trump successfully short-circuited the attack by refusing to comply with Step 3, and instead turning it around into an attack on Hillary; a very successful parry it is difficult to imagine a standard-issue Republican pulling off.
No wonder the DMC is eager to change the subject and talk about how courageous Norwegian Blue is for “powering through” her pneumonia, which is the only medical condition she suffers from, pinky swear. Other than that one little thing, she’s ready to run a triathlon, so they assure us.
Hillary has often said her idol was Eleanor Roosevelt. Here is Eleanor Roosevelt’s progressive vision for the United States, in her own words.
The only way I can see to get the maximum service out of our citizens, is to draft us all and to tell us all where we can be most useful and where our work is needed. … complying with the wishes and doing the things which those in authority thought should be done.
Hillary “Norwegian Blue” Clinton expresses the same idea, even more ambitiously: The Progressive Left will no less than “redefine what it means to be human.”
“Let us be willing to remold society by redefining what it means to be a human being in the 20th century, moving into a new millennium.”
The ultimate dream of the progressive left is a society in which “those in authority” (by which they mean, progressive leftists like themselves) get to tell everyone else what to do. They will “redefine what it means to be human” without ever explaining what was wrong with the previous definition. And those not in authority cheerfully comply.
It baffles them that we “deplorables” reject their progressive design, and resent their efforts to impose it.
I was at the beach this weekend, and this is apparently what happened while I was out:
Thursday: Hillary’s not sick.
Friday: Why are crazy right-wing conspiracy nutcases still spreading these insane rumors that Hillary is sick.
Saturday: Right wingnuts still spreading crazy wingnut conspiracy theories about Hillary being sick, what a basket of deplorables.
Sunday: Hillary nearly passes out at a 9-11 Memorial Ceremony and has to be rushed off by her security detail. Despite a massive media presence, the only person to capture video of the barely conscious Democrat is an amateur with a video camera. Hillary’s people first spin that she got “overheated” on a 78 degree morning with a low humidity index. Hillary’s people quickly stage a photo op with a little girl in front of Chelsea’s apartment to prove she is completely, totally, 100% fine. (Right-Wing nut cases this was not actually Hillary, but a “body-double,” possibly an android-replicant built by the Clinton Foundation.) By evening, they have changed their spin again to claim that Hillary is suffering from “pneumonia.” (So, is the little photo-op girl going to be checked, or…?)
Monday: OMG, you guys, Hillary is totally a hero for bravely campaigning even though she’s totally sick with pneumonia .
Yeah, the next four years should be just filled with executive transparency and media honesty.
I semi-enjoyed the beach, if anyone cares.
Update: One Obama crony is not impressed: “Antibiotics can take care of pneumonia. What’s the cure for an unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems?” – David Axelrod
I’m off for our traditional “Weekend-After-Labor-Day-When-the-Hotels-Are-Cheaper” Beach weekend. Before I go, I’m leaving behind what is perhaps the most controversial opinion I would state in a public forum; more controversial and out of alignment with acceptable thought that my opposition to state-marriage or my refusal to support Donald Trump (or anyone else this year) for president.
And here it is: “We Built This City” by Starship is, contrary to all accepted opinion, not the worst song ever recorded.
I’ll stipulate that the song is wretched, its lyrics are stupid, its production is bombastic, and its a blatantly commercial sellout by a band who fancied themselves part of the hippie anti-establishment counterculture. As James Lileks put it in response to my original Ricochet post on the subject:
I take malicious pleasure in WBTC, because it’s one of the finest examples of tiresome, overrated hippies being as hypocritical as possible: a corporate-rock song condemning corporate rock. It takes gall by the gallon to sing “who cares they’re always changing / corporation names” when you’ve changed the name of your own group three times. And having worked at a bar whose jukebox played that got-dammed “Go Ask Alice” – the Stoner’s Bolero – at least twice a night, I had a deep loathing for Grace Slick, and seeing her overact in the video while having to sell lines like Marconi plays the Mambo was so, so satisfying.
Anyway, back to my thesis. To demonstrate that WBTC is not the worst song ever recorded, it is only necessary to identify one song that is worse or as-bad. I can easily name forty+:
According to the left, “transphobic conservatives
who terrify voters with nightmare scenarios involving men in dresses sneaking into women’s bathrooms to sexually assault little girls,” as if these things happen only in the imaginations of “transphobic conservatives.”
Yeah, these kind of things never happen. Except when they do.
Student X would go into the locker room and dance in a “sexually explicit manner—‘twerking,’ ‘grinding’ and dancing like he was on a ‘stripper pole,’” according to the lawsuit. The music he danced to usually featured explicit lyrics.
Student X also commented on other girls’ bodies when in the locker room. He asked one female student if he could trade body parts and what her bra size was.
Another female student used a vacant boy’s locker room in the hopes of having privacy, according the lawsuit. But the transgender student went to that locker room as well and took off his pants in front of her and other girls present.
Sounds to me like “Student X” has a lot of mental health issues in addition to body dysmorphia, but the virtue-signaling leftist women in charge of the school wouldn’t dare tell him not to act out as he did, much less punish him for it.
Some completely rhetorical question:
1. Why is a participant in a townhall asking this question and not a member of the alleged news media?
2. Could she possibly be any more patronizing/condescending in the tone she uses to address the veteran’s question?
And a fact: Markings do not determine if information is classified, the substance of information is what makes it classified.
Any service member who mishandled classified information the way she did would be court-martialed. Any corporate executive who erased 30,000 emails while they were under investigation would be looking at prison time.
But the laws don’t matter when you’re a prominent Democrat.
Brown University (Annual Cost of Attendance: $68,000 per year) is, like most universities these days,
an insane asylum.
Brown University’s student body president will be hand-delivering menstrual products to all nonresidential bathrooms on campus, including men’s rooms, with the help of 20 other students.
“Low-income students struggle with having the necessary funding for food, let alone tampons.”
By putting menstrual products in women’s, men’s, and gender-inclusive bathrooms, Nguyen aims to “set a tone of trans-inclusivity, and not forget that they’re an important part of the population.”
So, students can afford to pay $68,000 a year in tuition and expenses, but can’t scrape up $10 a month for tampons.
And just exactly how and in what way are they “an important part of the population?”
Or are y’all just being trendy with your virtue signaling and whatall?
$68,000 a year to be taught that girls have penises and boys have vaginas.
The LGBT Left is trying to bully JK Rowling into making another character gay because Dumbledore wasn’t enough (it’s never enough with the social justice mob, Harry and Ron could become transvestite hairdressers and it wouldn’t be enough).
The LGBTQ department of the Cult of Social Justice is going after author JK Rowling – who (among other things) has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights – because she won’t “confirm” that Harry Potter’s godfather, Sirius Black, is gay (which he’s not and never has been). And she’s not budging, no matter how much the smutty fan fiction writers beg her to –
The idea of an author having control over her work is alien to the left. All things are common property of the mob, and if the mob dictates that Sirius Black shall be gay and Captain America shall have a boyfriend, and Captain Kirk shall be transgendered, and Jay Gatsby shall be a Black Muslim Lesbian, then all this shall be done.
Again, rather than create their own characters, their own heroes, the social left cannot think beyond hijacking someone else’s creation and forcing it onto their own version of Procrustes Iron Bed. Likewise, they couldn’t build their own scouting organization, so they bullied the Boy Scouts of America into becoming a Social Justice outfit.
One wonders if a time will come when not making a character gay or whatever because the mob demands it will become a hate crime.
Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want Republicans to do exactly what Democrats would do if the shoe were on the other foot.
Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, sent a letter on Tuesday to Speaker Paul D. Ryan urging him to bar Republicans from using hacked documents in the campaign, arguing that “defending our democracy is more important than any advantage or disadvantage in this election.”
It’s kind of interesting that, in her formulation, the release of documents that politicians tried to hide from the people is “an unprecedented assault on the sanctity of our democratic process.”
I agree with Vladimir Putin on this matter:
“Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data?” Mr. Putin said in a Bloomberg News interview last week. “The important thing is the content that was given to the public.”
Wow, did you ever think you’d see the day when leader of Russia is more supportive of the public’s right to know than the leadership of the Democrat Party?
We shouldn’t have to depend on hackers to tell us what’s going on behind the scenes in politics. We should have a media that digs for this information and puts it out for the public. But we don’t have an impartial media, we have a Democrat Media Complex that acts as a wing of the party. We don’t have journalists, we have Democrat Media Operatives spinning talking points on behalf of the party. So, I guess data hacks are the only way for the public to get access to the truth.
Oh, by the way, the crony capitalists at Goldman-Sachs (you know, where Hillary gave those half-million dollar speeches)
are forbidding their employees from donating to the Donald Trump campaign.
First of all, the leftist writer admits she is ignorant, lives in a bubble, and takes left-wing stereotypes as facts.
Based on the sexual hangups their political affiliation tries to force on the rest of us, it seemed obvious to me that Republicans must be having a terrible time in bed. I don’t know any people on the Right, personally, so I imagined they just felt crippling anxiety any time they thought about having sex in a “normal” way and thus acted out by having sex in insane, criminal ways, which certainly don’t seem very satisfying.
So, when confronted with research showing that conservatives have more fulfilled sex lives than leftists, she really doesn’t process this information well. She seeks out explanations that still reaffirm the superiority of left-wing people, e.g. “People on the left have higher standards for sexual gratification, and we’re unsatisfied when the sex doesn’t measure up.” Alternately, “We’re more aware of the world and all its troubles, and this makes us unhappier generally than those dumb conservatives who think everything is OK.”
Or, on the other hand.
Leftism is a narcissistic, materialist ideology, and selfish sex in which the flesh is treated merely as flesh is almost always unsatisfying. Sex that is giving, concerned with the other person, and treats the body it ought to be, which is as a symbol of the soul, is far more gratifying.
Yeah, I can sort of see that.
USA Today: “No evidence” that Hillary has any health issues.
Let us begin with this disclaimer: There is no evidence there is anything wrong with Hillary Clinton’s health.
No evidence at all. Nothing to see here.