Thursday, July 27, 2017

Trump Cracks Me Up

Whatever he does, he does in a way that makes the Left apoplectic - purple faced. I wonder if there is data somewhere on Leftist strokes related to Trump tweets...
Transgender Navy SEAL slams Trump for banning servicemembers: 'Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy'

Here's what negates the CNN headline as being deceptive:
She came out as transgender after leaving the military in 2011
Well of course that's how it happened. As a Seal, he was male, still had his male parts, hormones and beard:

IN OTHER WORDS, he was not a "trans" at the time, except in his mind, maybe.

If he continues to do this to people -- you know, I'm a human being. I deserve dignity and respect. I'm an American. I deserve freedom, and a life of happiness and liberty. And if you, as the President, continue down this road of stripping and dismantling freedom -- you know, he's doing this through so many other ways, he's doing it on immigration, too -- then, "You're fired." And we do that through the polls. And we do that through grass-roots lobbying. We're going to make a lot of noise.
That's not how the concept works, M. Beck. Dignity is something you might or might not display as part of your own personhood; respect is what you earn. And you earned respect as a male combat Seal. But you don't get respect just because you are a human. There are plenty o'humans who do not deserve the slightest amount of respect.

As for deserving freedom, yes, respectable humans deserve freedom, but not guaranteed outcomes, so don't project that as a human right. Happiness? Nope, happiness is not guaranteed for anyone, ever. Not everyone can be considered for the job of astronaut, no matter how unhappy that might make them. Liberty? Everyone is at liberty to apply for a job as astronaut; acceptance, though is not a human right and you are not at liberty to just show up and get on a rocket.

This entire narrative represents the LOGIC FAILURE called "equalitarianism". People are NOT equal in many ways that are very important, including the capability of being a Navy Seal. People without any male components are very unlikely to be able to qualify as Seals, and if they are let in anyway, they will degrade the entire enterprise. It's obvious, unless you actually believe in selfish equalitarian principles, which serve purposes other than those of the organization you propose to enter.

Here's the proper test:
IF: penis and testicles, THEN: male;

IF: no penis and testicles, THEN: NOT male.

IF: no claim of sexual confusion, THEN: fine; serve as male or not male.

IF: claim of sexual confusion, THEN: get a different job, outside the military. (Planned Parenthood has jobs teaching pre-schoolers how to be confused about their sexuality, which three year olds don't even know that they have).
Trump's military transgender ban is unfair but correct
Degrading the organization is not fair to those already in the organization.

Try the French Foreign Legion (does it still exist?) or join the CIA, or join McCain's political staff - see how he treats you.

As for Trump using tweets, let's see: Roosevelt used the new technology (radio) to talk directly to the populace; Eisenhower used TV; Trump uses the internet. It's not the technology, of course, it's pretty much Trump-Derangement-Syndrome. We'll find out the details in due time, but now is the time for Leftists to display their pants-crapping moral superiority, aka equalitarianism.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Calexit: Vote Early and Often!

...surely you have hundreds of dead relatives who would want this!
California secession campaign can start gathering signatures
All the illegals with driver's licenses will be voting too, although no ID is necessary because raaaaacism. But the Disney characters deserve their votes, too, so sign/get back in line/repeat. It's pretty sure that all of Arizona and Utah will sign up, not to mention Texas. We're ALL CALIFORNIANS NOW! But only until California splits off into fiscal wild blue yonder. And when it goes, it will take its share of the national debt, have an all transgender military to defend its borders from defectors, and HuffPo will be its "Pravda".

And to sweeten the pot, we'll throw in NYC, Boston, Baltimore and the city of DC (we'll airlift supplies into Capital Hill and the White House) Chicago, Detroit, and North Wisconsin (can't have multi-culti without a good supply of Somalis).

And don't bother asking for loans, or military protection from the North Koreans, or gun manufacturers to move back in again. We're done with you. Adios.

And another thing: we'll ban all Hollywood films. Well, unless it's Fast and Furious or Clint Eastwood (Clint: get outta there, hurry!)

And another thing: we're keeping our Colorado River water.

California: North America's Gaza Strip...

News Suggests a Solution: Embrace Secession!

From Drudge:


Third of households have no savings, risk financial ruin...


CA Islamic Center Under Fire Over Sermon Calling For Annihilation Of Jews...

Declare California a sanctuary country, give illegals and Muslims free one way tickets to the left coast, and set the Left free to live and die in their own fashion. Travel restricted or banned from CA to USA, of course.

Maybe include some of Oregon and Washington in the mix.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Never Heard of Sheep, Right?

Ancient humans had sex with non humans
And there's always stripper poles, parking meters and pickup trucks.

Hey, wait! If there's DNA trace (and there's probably not) that would mean that successful breeding happened, and that in turn means "same species". So what? BIG DAMN DEAL . Another science false news release. What it really says is that there is some DNA that they don't understand, they're late for a required "scientific paper" so they make stuff up, and bazambo, it's published.

That This Sentence Even Exists Demonstrates How Low Education Has Fallen

Algebra is not racist, don't get rid of it
Devaluing the college degree is important to the Left. While PhD degrees are already devalued, there might be a little value here and there... unless you get into the humanities. Women's studies degrees should be handed out to entering freshmen, who are then told to find a job. Pretty much the same for all humanities, which turn into Marxist Critical Theory Regarding Everything Cis-Normal. We know that at the finest schools, say Oxford, literature studies exclude white males such as Shakespeare. So sure, if you're intent on being ignorant in your own field, then by all means eliminate arithmetic.

But know that your degree will be scorned for what it equates to, mathematically: toilet paper.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Quote of the Week

From an Althouse commenter:
President Kid Rock will be fun to introduce to the Europeans.

Anti-Leftism = Abolitionism

Click on image to visit source.

The contrary of the Democrat Narrative is abolition. Abolition is the direct cause of Civil War, as the Democrats refused to give up slavery as the abolitionist Republicans demanded. The slavery was extended by Democrats after the Civil War as they instituted Jim Crow laws to suppress the blacks. Abolition, again by the Republicans, created the 1964 Civil Rights Act which outlawed Jim Crow and other Democrat atrocities against the blacks. The Democrats, under Lyndon Baines Johnson, created the welfare plantations which captured entire communities of blacks in dependency upon the federal government and the Democrats in particular.

Under the LBJ Democrat plantation model, the oppressive Left was enabled to scream "racism" if the abolitionists attempted to place welfare into the oppressive context it deserves, and to free blacks from their dependency. Thus blacks were induced to falsely attribute racial suppression to the abolitionists, due to the lies of their actual oppressor class, the Left. Blacks who are unable to see this are still functionally the slaves of the oppressive Democrat Leftists who have not changed even a whit since their original party incorporation specifically intended to enslave blacks.

Some blacks have escape the Leftist Democrat enslavement. Many of these still believe that the oppressors are the Republican abolitionists, and others are able to see the truth regarding the Democrat enslavement which still exists after nearly 200 years of blatant oppression.

This Leftist and Democrat lie is supported by the invective which is the entire output of Democrats. The Marxist class war has supplanted democratic and federalist theory with Victimhood and Oppression Classes, which the Leftocrats flail constantly, in order to preserve the cultural schism which Marxism creates and exploits. Without that schism which they create and nurture, the culture would solidify and the leftocrats would have no policies at all.
On Intimidation and Character Assassination

At some point in the history of this country, the gatekeepers in media and entertainment presumed that they were the true rulers of this country, that they determined what people believed, what they thought, and what they were allowed to say. They presumed to move Presidents and Congressmen merely by leveraging character assassination and establishing the framework of their accepted Overton Window. They could swing whole elections.

The Internet has deprived them of the exclusivity of this framing. People may (and frequently do) bypass them for news and information. But they still retain the power of character assassination, even if a few, like Donald Trump, have remained stubbornly immune to it. They have the funding, the airtime, the audience, and allies among gatekeepers and HR departments around the world.

It is that power which must be broken if we are to step out into the light again. It is not enough that we cast them as fake news, though this must be done also. They cannot be permitted to assassinate characters on a whim.

And if we cannot break them of this power, then we must deploy a similar power ourselves. How much economic damage can we force on them if they do this? How many people can we get fired? How many businesses can we destroy?

Dawkins: Banned at Berkely

Richard Dawkins Now A Heretic To Progressives
Never analyze Islam if you want to speak at Berkeley. Islam is a Protected Victimhood Category.
‘World’s most famous atheist’ booted from Berkeley because of his ‘hurtful speech’ on Islam

The New Leftist Word For Traitor: "HERO" (Updated)

If you know anything at all about John McCain and his stay with the North Vietnamese, you are aware that he was a massive traitor, betraying all his knowledge about military positions and strategy; also he was the equivalent of Tokyo Rose, being the inter-prison-camp loudspeaker announcer for demoralizing the American POWs in all the prison camps. You are also aware that he scuttled certain attempts to find MIAs.

John McCain has always been a traitorous scumbag.

It is no wonder that the Left iconizes McCain. Even Trump was bullied into claiming - after first denouncing McCain - that McCain was a hero.

He was not.

Now he has betrayed the Republican Party with insane attacks on Trump, while traveling the world. Maybe he has always had a brain tumor. There's not much else to explain his "issues".

This Prof has rattle the chains of the Left with this FB post:
Jonathan Graubart
July 21 at 7:25am ·

I find myself annoyed at the groundswell of good wishes for John McCain after his diagnosis of glioblastoma and have been thinking through why. A great line from Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem comes to mind regarding the valuing of elite lives over ordinary lives:
"There are more than a few people, especially among the cultural elite, who still publicly regret the fact that Germany sent Einstein packing, without realizing that it was a much greater crime to kill little Hans Cohn from around the corner, even though he was no genius."

This analogy should not be interpreted too strictly. McCain is certainly no Einstein and I don't mean just on brains. Einstein had very appealing humanist instincts, as a socialist, antiwar, anti-imperialist, and anti-statist Zionist. McCain is a war criminal and, more to the point. someone who as a politician has championed horrifying actions and been lousy on state commitment to public health. So dying or not, he's a risible public figure (I have no idea what he is like on the personal level and don't care).

But ultimately what troubles me is the urge to send such well wishes to an utter stranger as it reinforces the notion that some lives are more important than others. There are lots of people with glioblastoma and who have died from it (including my mother twenty years ago). I would much rather read random good wishes to contemporary little Hans Cohns than to politicians.
Read this for the snits:
Professor ‘annoyed at the groundswell of good wishes for John McCain,’ calls him ‘war criminal’

Literally! (Caution: Mega-Aggressive Memes Ahead - Snowflakes: Detour)

Capitalism and the Bees

How Capitalism Saved the Bees

A threat to honeybees should certainly raise concerns. They pollinate a wide variety of important food crops—about a third of what we eat—and add about $15 billion in annual value to the economy, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And beekeepers are still reporting above-average bee deaths. In 2016, U.S. beekeepers lost 44 percent of their colonies over the previous year, the second-highest annual loss reported in the past decade.

But here's what you might not have heard. Despite the increased mortality rates, there has been no downward trend in the total number of honeybee colonies in the United States over the past 10 years. Indeed, there are more honeybee colonies in the country today than when colony collapse disorder began.

Beekeepers have proven incredibly adept at responding to this challenge. Thanks to a robust market for pollination services, they have addressed the increasing mortality rates by rapidly rebuilding their hives, and they have done so with virtually no economic effects passed on to consumers. It's a remarkable story of adaptation and resilience, and the media has almost entirely ignored it.
Why would the MSM publish any story about capitalism which is positive? Well, it just won't. Goes against the Narrative.

Antifa's TransDyke Battalion: Fighting Fascist Feminists

Feminists won't allow transwomen into their vaunted circles, because "transwomen aren't real women". This discrimination has generated a backlash: a transwomen faction of Antifa, dedicated - you guessed it - to bashing feminists. Declaring war on feminists, real war at that, the highly piqued transwomen now refer to themselves as TransDykes and join up with Antifa to bash... well whoever, but certainly feminists.

Now, I had presumed that Antifa was already Dyke-laden with cis-Dykes. It is best, I suppose, to keep the black tarps covering all of them so that the transDykes and cis-Dykes don't identify and bloody each other. It still could happen, black-on-black. If so, I hope there is video.

BTW, here's a definition of TERF:
TERF. Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist: a radical feminist who believes transsexual and transgender people do not have the right to consider themselves female.
From GenderTrender:
TransDykes: The Anti-Lesbian Antifa

What is a “TransDyke”?

TransDykes are an offshoot of Antifa whose focus is on suppressing the speech of women, mainly lesbians. They participate in regular Antifa flashmobs, sometimes in pastel uniform (“Pastel Bloc”) but also target Women’s Rights events, and Lesbian spaces.

TransDykes are heterosexual men who identify as transwomen. They consider Lesbianism a form of fascism because female homosexuality excludes male-bodied persons. But any woman who publicly acknowledges the existence of biologically female human beings is their enemy, especially Feminists, who want to abolish, not celebrate, the sex stereotypes that transwomen identify with.

Mya Byrne:


More Tran-Caffee burning generator at Milo riot:

In my mind, I imagine these folks as First Grade Teachers...

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Democrats Woo The Deplorables, While Republicans Fiddle

Trying to steal Trump's success with the Othered Class, the Donks change their tune from Hate the Deplorables to Victimhood of the Flyovers:
Dems want to rebrand as the economic party

An opening theme/frame: "excessive corporate power and its impacts."
Always Marxist, always starting with identifying and targeting an Oppressor Class to Hate.
The agenda's big idea: "Too many families in America today feel that the rules of the economy are rigged against them. Special interests have a strangle-hold on Washington — from the super-rich spending unlimited amounts of secret money to influence our elections, to the huge loopholes in our tax code that help corporations avoid paying taxes."

"If the government goes back to putting working families first, ahead of special interests, we can achieve a better deal for the American people that will raise their pay, lower their expenses, and prepare them for the future."
They discovered this late, maybe too late. The deplorables know bait when they see it. And the HATE THE OPPRESSOR meme is wearing thin with those whose values have been under the Leftist bus and declared the Oppressor Class by the hate-the-whites/males/cis-straights who run the Donk Party.

The anti-everything antics of the Donks since the election of their Destructor has made it clear that there is neither honesty nor honor amongst the Left. Whether that will be remembered by the ignoranti next election cycle remains unclear; meanwhile, the Republicans continue to prove that they can't even repeal the hated ObamaCare, given control of both houses and the presidency. The Republican incompetence might well lead to the next installation of Marxists into Congress.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Two Wrongs Make Two (more) Wrongs For Bill Nye

Bill Nye: Older people need to 'die' out before climate science can advance
First Problem for Bill Nye: It's not "old people" who reject the rush to accept AGW, it's the people who know what science entails, what is a contingent fact, vs. what is bogus huckstering.

Second Problem for Bill Nye: We know that what he's really talking about is not the "science", which is funded to the gills; it's the political acceptance of the purported responsibility to transfer $Trillions from developed countries to those who have been "developing countries" for many generations but haven't seemed to actually "develop". Follow the money, follow the Leftist glory beam that shines on such people. If we had a dispassionate journalism caste, Nye wouldn't even get a "man on the street" blip, much less national sensational coverage.

Ulrich Baer Justifies Stifling Absolutely Free Speech

From the NYT "The Stone", back in April:
What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech
Ulrich Baer

What is under severe attack, in the name of an absolute notion of free speech, are the rights, both legal and cultural, of minorities to participate in public discourse. The snowflakes sensed, a good year before the election of President Trump, that insults and direct threats could once again become sanctioned by the most powerful office in the land. They grasped that racial and sexual equality is not so deep in the DNA of the American public that even some of its legal safeguards could not be undone.
The issues to which the students are so sensitive might be benign when they occur within the ivory tower. Coming from the campaign trail and now the White House, the threats are not meant to merely offend. Like President Trump’s attacks on the liberal media as the “enemies of the American people,” his insults are meant to discredit and delegitimize whole groups as less worthy of participation in the public exchange of ideas.

As a college professor and university administrator with over two decades of direct experience of campus politics, I am not overly worried that even the shrillest heckler’s vetoes will end free speech in America. As a scholar of literature, history and politics, I am especially attuned to the next generation’s demands to revise existing definitions of free speech to accommodate previously delegitimized experiences. Freedom of expression is not an unchanging absolute. When its proponents forget that it requires the vigilant and continuing examination of its parameters, and instead invoke a pure model of free speech that has never existed, the dangers to our democracy are clear and present.
We should thank the student protestors, the activists in Black Lives Matter and other “overly sensitive” souls for keeping watch over the soul of our republic.

Free Speech might well include speech that attacks the characteristics of minorities which are self-disabling and counterproductive to their own best interests. That is the type of speech which Baer wants to kill. Minorities are necessary to the egos of the Messianic savior class of the Left. It the minorities found that they could excel without the oppressive "help" of the Progressives, the Left would have no case against the Oppressor Class. That would be terminal to the Leftist elitist Messianic Class.

What Baer leaves out, is the elephant in the room: who gets to decide? Baer obviously believes that the students and their Leftist agitators get to decide, since that is what has happened, and who he thanks for their "vigilance". So, Leftist mob rule is the arbiter of who is morally qualified to speak to people.

Let’s think about the results of Leftist mob moral adjudication of Free Speech.

First, the student mobs and antifa are the functional and moral equivalent of the Robespierrean “Reign of Terror” in the French Revolution, where justice is an opinion, not a principle.

Second, they are violent and blood thirsty in the manner of the Democrat Ku Kux Klan and the Leftist "Society for Public Safety" under Robespierre and the Jacobins.

Third, their putative “morals” are purely class-oriented in the fashion of Marxism. Their tactics are those of Leftist Satan worshipper, Saul Alinsky, who declared all tactics to be equally moral in pursuit of a “moral” objective. Thus terror, mayhem, murder – all in the pursuit of some objective declared “moral” – are all moral tactics, having been sanctified by the morality of their objective.

Fourth, their wards for protection - minorities supposedly without a voice - are viciously at war with each other. Muslims kill Gays, oppress and abuse women, allow pedophilia (in the image of their pedophilic Prophet), refuse to participate as part of the Left’s multi-culti assimilation, except to stab, shoot, run over and throw acid on, their benefactors. Feminists (anathema to Muslims) oppress both black feminists and transwomen feminists. Blacks are their own worst enemies, killing their own class as well as other classes far beyond their demographic ratio. This all is the result of the Leftist insistence upon valuing people according to their class rather than the content of their character.

Fifth, all internal cross-Victimhood-Class aggressions and name-calling are excused. The minorities have the right to speak, and they cannot be racist, cannot be sexist, cannot be misogynist, cannot be homophobic, no matter what vile epithets, denigrations, identity marginalization and silencing of sister minorities erupts during their internecine wars.

Sixth, in Left world there is no internal contradiction which is not and cannot be embraced at a moment’s notice. Hate Comey/Love Comey; Love Russia/Hate Russia; Love Gays/Feed them to the Muslims; women's rights only for feminists. It’s all part of the “rational” and “moral” basis upon which Progressivism is built.

Seventh, under "absolute" freedom of speech, the minorities have the identical rights to speech as anyone else. So Baer's point is not to elevate the Rights of the minorities. The point is to eradicate the Rights of those who Baer and ilk wish to silence. The Left cannot stand up to any attack from the point of view of freedom, which is classless and universal. They cannot succeed in a free society, they must stamp out voices which endanger their "Progress".

So it is with Baer. It is not moral, according to Baer, to allow “absolute” free speech (which might well demonstrate the immorality of the totalitarian lock down on thought and speech), but it is moral to decide who can speak, vs. who cannot speak. And Baer chooses himself to be The One Who Decides. When he silences a class of people (morally, under his own morality of course) it is done for class justice… according to himself. So he is the “Justice Adjudicator”, "The One Who Decides".

So it becomes absolute, anyway: It is absolutely determined by The One Who Decides.

Given that, then what is the punishment for speaking if one hasn’t the permission of The One Who Decides? Well it is obvious: that would be decided by The One Who Decides.

And it is also obvious that this system is now very popular with Fat Boy Kim “The One Who Decides” Jong Un in North Korea. His punishment includes a few rounds to the torso from an anti-aircraft battery.

Eliminationism also was popular with Robespierre, who was The One Who Decided(1) who kept their heads attached and who did not. Perhaps Baer sees himself as the new Robespierre; he can’t be the new Kim, since Kim still has that title wrapped up. Baer should beware, though, because Robespierre was guillotined within a year by the rebels generated in the chaos he had unleashed himself. Intolerance seems to breed intolerance. Relativity in freedoms turns fatal and Robespierre is poster boy for that.

Note 1: Robespierre and his committee:
Encyclopedia Britannica: Committee of Public Safety, French Comité De Salut Public, political body of the French Revolution that gained virtual dictatorial control over France during the Reign of Terror