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Mechanics of the Race-Hustle Game

18th April 2014

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Want to run down the rabbit hole of race in the US? Read Doug Glanville’s essay on when he was racially profiled in his driveway. Kafka would be proud of the ludicrous response to a simple police officer’s question by Glanville’s social circle and the community. Glanville steps outside to shovel his driveway and a cop asks him if he is shoveling to make some money, unaware Glanville lives there. The progressive horror follows. Let us review the theater of the absurd.

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Light and Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain in Photography

18th April 2014

According to NPR.

[Photographer Jean Luc Godard] was commissioned to [do a short film] for the Mozambique government, and what was fascinating about Godard’s position is that he felt that the film was inherently racist and said so. His experience with the film stock — and Kodak film stock was more than what we just put inside our cameras — it’s also the film stock that was likely used in motion picture making. So for him to recognize that there’s a lack of variety and nuance or complexity in dark brown or dark skin images is very telling.

I am not making this up.

I think it matters because we’re talking about a saturation of images of darker skinned people that somehow we’ve accepted in our popular culture that kind of diminishes our humanity, and we’re in an era where we’re seeing a wider representation of black and brown life, particularly in American life.

Theme song: Poor Poor Pitiful Me.

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RadFems vs. Trannies: Will Feminists Let ‘Gender Queers’ Boss Them Around?

13th April 2014

The Other McCain is on the case.

The ongoing conflict between radical feminists and transgender activists, which I first noticed in January and revisited last night in the context of the Dana McCallum rape case, has escaped the notice of mainstream liberal journalism. Liberals tacitly side with the transgenders in pretending that the radfems — a/k/a TERFs (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists) — have no legitimate grievance.

What the TERFs perceive is that male-to-female transgenders are cynically seeking to usurp and co-opt the “feminist” label for their own advantage, thus shunting aside biological women and demoting them to second-class status within their own movement.

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MSNBC Host: The IRS ‘Were The Ones That Have Been Actually Targeted’

11th April 2014

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MSNBC host Alex Wagner attempted to argue that the IRS was actually the victim of the recent investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups that were seeking 501(c)(4) status.

Is there a more thoroughgoing Voice of the Crust than MSNBC?

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Rutgers Rage Against Rice — Why Do Liberals Have So Much Hate for Black Conservatives?

10th March 2014

Juan Williams, Voice of the Crust, has a brief moment of consciousness.

Yes, apparently the first African-American woman to serve as National Security Adviser and the nation’s Secretary of State doesn’t have what it takes to be honored by Rutgers.

Rice holds a Ph.D. in political science. She has taught college for decades. She was Provost of Stanford University. She worked her way up from a working-class family in the segregated South to the highest echelon of world power and politics.

But according to the Rutgers faculty council, all of that is negated by her service in President George W. Bush’s administration.

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ObamaCare Will Hasten Income Inequality, Union Report Says

10th March 2014

Heh.

Although it defends the intent behind the Affordable Care Act, the report, entitled “The Irony of ObamaCare: Making inequality worse,” concludes that the law will transfer a billion dollars in wealth to insurance companies, uneven the playing field in the market, force employers to cut back on hours and result in pay decreases, Ralston Reports said.

“The promise of Obamacare was the right one and the hope for extending healthcare coverage to the un-and under-insured a step in the right direction,” the report says. “Yet the unintended consequences will hit the average, hard-working American where it hurts: in the wallet.”

Be careful whom you vote for; you just might get him.

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Time: Chinese Woman Says Calling Amy Chua Racist Is Racist

9th March 2014

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‘You’re a racist!’ ‘No, you’re a racist!’

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L.A. Gang Members Join Fighting in Syria

3rd March 2014

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Gang members from Los Angeles have travelled to Syria to fight along pro-regime forces seeking to keep embattled President Bashar al-Assad in power, according to a Middle East media monitoring organization.

Two men who identify as L.A.-based gang members were recently filmed fighting against anti-Assad forces in Syria, according to video posted by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

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Keystone: Environmentalists Suddenly Rediscover Property Rights

1st March 2014

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Beyond that, we should enjoy the irony of environmentalists suddenly discovering property rights after cheering on every erosion of property rights in favor of unlimited government regulatory power for decades.  In fact Steyer will lose his legal challenges because of precedents over 100 years old for projects like Keystone—the same precedents that determined the outcome of the now-infamous Kelo case in 2004. See, for example, Strickley v. Highland Boy Gold Mining Company from 1906, or Dayton Minnig v. Sewall, a Nevada Supreme Court case from around the same time.  Both held that it was in fact okay to take private property from A to give to B if B’s private enterprise had some kind of public benefit.  Not to mention Berman v. Parker in 1954, which argued that private property could be taken because “The concept of the public welfare is broad and inclusive.”  Well, that’s nice.  (See also the 1981 Michigan case, Poletown Neighborhood Council v. City of Detroit.)

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Spike Lee’s Amazing Rant Against Gentrification: ‘We Been Here!’

26th February 2014

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Nah. You can’t do that. You can’t just come in the neighborhood and start bogarting and say, like you’re motherfuckin’ Columbus and kill off the Native Americans. Or what they do in Brazil, what they did to the indigenous people. You have to come with respect. There’s a code. There’s people.

Now imagine his reaction (and that of the Usual Suspects) to white people who expressed similar sentiments about black people moving into their neighborhood.

Yeah. They name streets after people like that: ONE WAY.

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‘Battleground Texas’ Fires Blank at Critics

26th February 2014

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The Obama campaign offshoot known as Battleground Texas, which was caught on hidden camera by James O’Keefe allegedly violating state law by encouraging volunteers to copy voters’ private telephone numbers from registration forms into their get-out-the-vote database, has doubled down on the practice, claiming that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott himself sanctioned their conduct in his previously issued legal opinions.

According to Jay Root of the Texas Tribune, Battleground Texas–which is attempting to “turn Texas blue” in helping Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis–now claims that telephone numbers on voter registration forms are “public information.” The group’s lawyer, Graham Wilson, cites Abbott–Davis’s GOP opponent–declaring in 2010 that Dallas County “may not withhold the telephone numbers” from a requestor.

Yet Abbott’s opinion clearly applies only to the county itself. There is also a world of difference between copying telephone numbers directly from voter registration forms–in apparent direct violation of Texas state statute–on the one hand, and filing a formal request through the relevant public authorities, on the other (see below).

Wilson tries to dodge that argument, claiming that a separate opinion from the Texas secretary of state allows volunteers to “copy the relevant information from the application in writing just as you would be able to do if you went to the registrar’s office and pulled a copy of the original application.” The key phrase, however, is “relevant information.” State law does not, apparently, bar copying the name and address from a registration form. It does, however, single out telephone numbers–which Wilson apparently does not try to deny.

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Facebook’s Next Goal: Bring (Almost) Free, High Quality Education to Rwanda

25th February 2014

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Because God knows that EVERYBODY in the United States has free, high quality education, so we need to air-drop money on an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT continent.

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Google Behind ‘Deforestation’ Monitoring Website

24th February 2014

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Google, in an effort to aid environmentalists worried about deforestation, now has a website, an online forest monitoring system, that tracks deforestation in real time around the world. Called Global Forest Watch, it uses curated maps with in-depth reporting regarding forests around the world.

Too bad they won’t think of doing the same for individual liberty — that would be a map I’d be interested in — but, then, individual liberty has never been a priority with the ‘progressives’ at Google; and we live in a world in which more people appear to be concerned about the disappearance of trees than in the disappearance of freedom.

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Heathrow Airport Security Confiscates Mini Gun From ‘Toy Story’ Woody Doll

13th February 2014

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I am not making this up.

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Amy Chua’s Dangerous Ideas

9th February 2014

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Some people are better than others? Burn the witch!

As it happens, Canada is an excellent laboratory for the authors’ theories. And the Toronto District School Board, with its 250,000 students – one of the most ethnically diverse populations in the world – offers the perfect natural experiment. The TDSB conducts detailed demographic analyses of its students and their performance. The data strongly confirm the group differences described in The Triple Package. (My thanks to education consultant Paul Bennett, whose excellent blog, Educhatter, led me to this trove of information.)

The first surprise in these data – for those who haven’t hung around a Toronto schoolyard lately – is that only 29 per cent of the TDSB’s students are white. The next largest ethnic groups are South Asian (24 per cent), East Asian (15 per cent), and black (12 per cent). About three-quarters of the kids were born in Canada, but only a fifth of the students have two Canadian-born parents. More than two-thirds are from immigrant families with both parents born outside Canada.

The second surprise is that there is almost no link between academic success and family income among immigrant groups. More than half of all East Asian students (Chinese, Hong Kong and Korean) come from families that make less than $50,000 a year. But they blow the other kids away. Between 85 per cent and 89 per cent of them score at levels 3 and 4 in Grade 6 math. The school board average is just 60 per cent. Most South Asian students do well too, even though 70 per cent of them come from homes with incomes of less than $50,000 a year.

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Latest SWPL Worry: Microaggression

7th February 2014

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“When you try to bring the issue of microaggressions to the attention of people who are completely unaware that they have delivered a microaggression, they get defensive and deny it and tend to say that you’re being paranoid or you’re being oversensitive,” Sue tells me. “Many microaggressions are so subtle that neither target nor perpetrator may entirely understand what is going on.”

The very fact that you don’t know you have a problem is indicative of how bad a problem you’ve got. Or something like that.

According to Sue, there are many types of microaggressions, based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other factor that can make a group “socially marginalized.” These microaggressions can be expressed verbally (as with the white and Asian students), nonverbally (as with a woman clutching her purse when a black man walks by), and environmentally (as with an educational curriculum containing few books by female authors).

Originally coined in the 1970s by Chester Pierce, an African-American psychiatrist at Harvard, the term “microaggression” has made a comeback in recent years. “It has become one of the most researched areas in the professional literature of psychology,” Sue says. “It’s now going into popular literature as well.”

Don’t laugh — tenure doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

Racial minorities in particular have taken to the concept of microaggression because, Sue says, the taxonomy of his research “provided a language for how people of color could describe the experiences that they’ve had with well-intentioned white people unaware that they were delivering insulting putdowns.”

In other words, it’s Yet Another Way To Be A Victim, as if there weren’t enough already.

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Time: Chinese Woman Says Calling Amy Chua Racist Is Racist

6th February 2014

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And try to keep up….

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The Zimmerman Instagram

31st January 2014

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Palestinian Workers Back Scarlett Johansson’s Opposition to SodaStream Boycott

31st January 2014

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American actress Scarlett Johansson has been criticized as naïve and irresponsible for endorsing SodaStream, an Israeli company that operates a factory in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim – to the detriment of Palestinian rights, say critics.

But those most familiar with the factory – Palestinians who work there – largely side with Ms. Johansson.

“Before boycotting, they should think of the workers who are going to suffer,” says a young man shivering in the pre-dawn darkness in Azzariah, a West Bank town cut off from work opportunities in Jerusalem by the concrete Israeli separation wall. Previously, he earned 20 shekels ($6) a day plucking and cleaning chickens; now he makes nearly 10 times that at SodaStream, which also provides transportation, breakfast, and lunch.

There, there, little brown brothers, the rich white people of the First World know far better what’s good for you than you do.

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Self-Esteem Über Alles

28th January 2014

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It was axiomatically assumed that intellectually talented black high-school students abound but that top colleges ignore them. Furthermore, these potential college graduates were allegedly often clueless regarding the admission process. Particularly odious according to the president were standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT that impede access to top schools. (In the civil-rights lingo, when blacks cannot pass a test, it is “a barrier.”) The president called for doubling of the National College Advising Corps where recent college graduates help students in “underserved” high schools complete the college admission process. He also advocated hiring new advisers and subsidizing college prep classes routinely available to rich white and Asian students.

Meanwhile, the University of Michigan also witnessed another ritualistic we-need-more-diplomas event. Here agitated black students were outraged that blacks comprised 14% of the state’s population but only 5% of the student body. So on the High Holy Day of Martin Luther King’s birthday, the activists granted the university seven days to respond to seven demands or face “physical actions” by Monday, January 27, 2014. Demands included emergency scholarships for black students unable to concentrate as a result of the school’s hostile racial climate, inexpensive on-campus housing for blacks, and doubling black enrollment to 10%. No mention was made of the state law that bars the university from using race in college admissions.

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Recent Surge in HIV Rates Amongst Heterosexuals in the UK Caused by “Female Sex Tourism” Say Experts

28th January 2014

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UK infections have increased from 1,950 in 2001 to over 4,000 in 2011, more than double. Then in 2012, a worrying 6390. It is estimated that in 2013 this number was close to 8000. However the number of new diagnoses among people born in Africa has dropped from 35 per cent of total diagnoses in 2011, to 29 per cent in 2012 and Research from Taylor Nelson Sofres Healthcare, the TNSH shows that 54% of all HIV infections in the UK are from heterosexual sex.

So why a sudden increase in HIV prevalence amongst white British heterosexuals?  The vast majority of heterosexual women diagnosed with HIV in the UK are infected abroad and David Sykes of HIVNow UK believes it is largely due to female sex tourism “The numbers of western women travelling to lesser developed countries to have sex with the local men has risen dramatically in the past few years.”

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The Indignity of Food Stamps

22nd January 2014

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A liberal but poor journalist lives off food stamps for a week so she can write an article about the experience.

She discovers that organic food, cage-free meet, cold-pressed juice, artisanal coffee beans and locally made cheese are unaffordable on food stamps.

What would we do without these articles written by liberal journalists who try to slum it for a while?

The Upper Crust doesn’t like having to live like the Lower Crust. Quelle domage….

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‘Why I hate being a black man’

21st January 2014

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Every time I sit on a crowded street car, bus, or subway train in Toronto, I know I will have an empty seat next to me. It’s like a broken record. Sometimes I don’t mind having the extra space, but other times I feel awkward, uncomfortable, and annoyed.

I know I have good hygiene, I dress appropriately, and I mind my own business. However, recently, I finally became cognizant of why people might fear being around me or in close proximity to me: I am a black male. Although Canadian society presents the façade of multiculturalism the truth is Canada has a serious problem with the issue of race.

Not a mention of the way the black ‘brand’ is being devalued by assholes. If people don’t know you, they play the odds — and the odds are that a black male is not somebody you’d want to sit next to.

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Beyond the Gauzy Worship: What the Left Got Wrong on Mandela

20th January 2014

John Fund pulls back the curtain.

It won’t happen, but it’s time for many on the left to acknowledge they too made errors regarding South Africa. We now have evidence that the late Nelson Mandela — prior to his release from prison in 1993 — was indeed a member of the central committee of the South African Communist Party, and his belief in rigid Marxist ideology wasn’t just part of an alliance of convenience for his African National Congress. A copy of the first draft of Mandela’s autobiography — written while he was in prison on Robben Island in the 1970s — surfaced just after his death last month and confirms that conservative fears about the ANC’s goals and methods were fully justified. The eye-opening article by South African journalist Rian Malan appeared in Britain’s Spectator magazine.

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Storybook Plutocracy

20th January 2014

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Let’s list some of them. There are the “Greats”: Paul Krugman’s The Great Unraveling, David Stockman’s The Great Deformation, Niall Ferguson’s The Great Degeneration, Timothy Noah’s The Great Divergence, Robert Scheer’s The Great American Stickup, and Tyler Cowen’s The Great Stagnation, which should probably be included despite the author’s ultimate optimism.

There are the “Ages,” such as Jeff Madrick’s Age of Greed, Thomas Edsall’s The Age of Austerity, Sean Wilentz’s The Age of Reagan, and The Age of Turbulence, which gets honorable mention because of the great success enjoyed by its author, Alan Greenspan, in screwing the world. There are the “American” tragedies: The Betrayal of the American Dream, The Looting of America, Third World America, and Why America Failed. There are nightmares of falling, like Freefall and Falling Behind. There are weird echoes from one title to another, for example from James K. Galbraith’s The Predator State to Charles Ferguson’s Predator Nation; from Donald Barlett and James Steele’s America: Who Stole the Dream? to Hedrick Smith’s Who Stole the American Dream?; and (please note that I am not complaining here) from my own What’s the Matter With Kansas? to Joan Walsh’s What’s the Matter With White People?

There is the scream-therapy approach—Beyond Outrage, Greedy Bastards. There is the voice of cool reason: The Shock Doctrine, Winner-Take-All Politics. There are the clever titles—Down the Up Escalator—and the genius titles, like Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia. And there are, finally, the classics of the genre, like Tom Geoghegan’s Which Side Are You On? (from 1991) or Christopher Lasch’s Revolt of the Elites (from 1995) or the granddaddy of all inequality reporting, the New York Times’ Downsizing of America (a high-profile series that ran in the paper of record in 1996).

Two things need to be said about this tsunami of sad. First, that the vast size of it, when compared to the effect that it has had—close to nothing—should perhaps call into question the utility of journalism and argument and maybe even prose itself. The gradual Appalachification of much of the United States has been a well-known phenomenon for 20 years now; it is not difficult to understand why and how it happened; and yet the ship of state sails serenely on in the same political direction as though nothing had changed. We like to remember the muckraking era because of the amazing real-world transformations journalism was able to bring; our grandchildren will remember our era because of the big futile naught accomplished by our prose.

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Transgender Feminist @papierhache Volunteers for Twitter Victimhood

16th January 2014

The Other McCain is on the case.

To summarize briefly, radical lesbian feminists reject the claims of “trans women” to inclusion, and this rejection is denounced by “trans women” as hate. This bizarre controversy is occurring on the extreme fringe of the culture wars, which doesn’t mean that the conflict isn’t taken seriously by the participants. At a radical progressive conference last May in Portland, Oregon, transgender activists attacked two women “in a coordinated assault as they sat at a table which sold feminist books and literature.”

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Convicted Oregon Pimp Sues Nike Over Lack of Shoe Warning Label

12th January 2014

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An Oregon pimp has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Nike, claiming that the shoe manufacturer failed to warn consumers that the shoes could be used as a deadly weapon.

According to the Oregonian newspaper, Sirgiorgio Clardy was found guilty of second-degree assault early last year for using his Nike brand Jordan shoes to stomp the face of a man who was trying to leave a Portland hotel without paying one of Clardy’s prostitutes. The man ultimately needed stitches and plastic surgery to repair the damage Clardy and his shoes had done to him. Clardy was also convicted of compelling prostitution and first-degree robbery in the case.

It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

5th January 2014

Carol of the Great Olde Ones

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The Eco-Friendly Wood in Rebuilt New Orleans Homes Is Now Rotting

4th January 2014

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The ‘green’ in ‘green technology’ refers to what goes from your pocket to theirs.

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Competitive Victimhood Derby

4th January 2014

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So, RadFem 2013 was a conference in London, which resulted in a gigantic controversy because radical feminists insisted on excluding the “transgendered” from their female-only event, and one of the featured speakers, Australian lesbian feminist Professor Sheila Jeffreys, was about to publish a new book, Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism, that was deeply offensive to the “T” people represented in the LGBT acronym.

How crazy did that conflict become? At one point in April, the venue tried to cancel the event after discovering that “certain language was used and some statements were made about transgender people that would go against our equalities and diversity policy.” Another RadFem conference organizer, Cathy Brennan of Baltimore, was meanwhile all over Twitter announcing “transwomen are men” and comparing them to MRAs (men’s rights advocates).

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Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant to Harass Hunters

31st December 2013

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But PETA has another plan for lovers of the wilderness. They want to spy on hunters as self appointed green police trying to trap them in violations. Surprisingly, these “hobbyists” are able to take home their personal drone for only $324.99.

The most expensive clay pigeon available. Think about it.

 Doug Jeanneret of the U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance asserts that PETA using drones constitutes “hunter harassment.” He added , “Imagine drones running over your duck decoys or near your tree stand. It would certainly interfere with your hunt and break the law. They will definitely be using them against all hunters.”

And, since the hunters all have guns, it’s a problem easily solved. One of the more endearing qualities of ‘progressives’ is that they have this bizarre notion that they’re invulnerable — like Greenpeace harassing Russian oil platforms, reality has a way of pointing out the errors of their worldview.

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Centers for the Study of Inequality and Poverty Reduction

30th December 2013

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The consensus among professors in CSIPRs is that one solution lies in greater access to quality education.  A small number of elite universities enjoy large endowments and annual gifts which enable them to recruit the best (highly-paid) professors and students.  Meanwhile, the vast majority of community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and massive state-financed universities are strapped for money.  State support is declining and many students cannot afford tuition increases.

To the best of my knowledge, no CSIPR in an elite institution has issued a policy paper recommending that some of its university’s endowment and annual gifts, and some of its faculty’s salaries and benefits, be transferred to less wealthy colleges that face the daunting task of educating the majority of America’s future work force.

CSIPRs recommend redistribution of income and wealth for all except for the centers and professors in them.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

Just as most of those who advocate higher urban density tend to have multiple homes in places like Aspen, those who study (and wring their hands about) ‘income inequality’ tend to be in the upper 10%, income-wise.

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Protest Blockades Google Staff Bus AGAIN – and Apple’s

23rd December 2013

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Guess the proles are getting uppity. It will be amusing to see what the political class in SF decides to do. ‘Oh, my ducats! Oh, my ideology!’

More here.

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Adventures of the Anointed: Justine Sacco

23rd December 2013

The Other McCain is on the case.

As Ace accurately observed Friday, Sacco is a liberal, and her joke was actually a self-deprecating reference to white privilege. No one can deny that it was tasteless and, as she says, “insensitive,” but it scarcely justified her public crucifixion. Her apology, while no doubt sincere, is also a signifier: “I get it! I’m a liberal, too!”

But her liberalism (like all liberalism) is misguided, assuming as it does that the problem of AIDS in Africa (or any similar social problem) results from a shortage of caring. This is a species of Magic Thinking: “We could solve this problem, if only we cared enough.” And from this delusion, we get a lot of empty gestures that do nothing to solve problems, but make people feel good about themselves.

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true….

If you think that every problem of black people can be explained by racism, or that every problem of gay people can be explained by homophobia, certain conclusions are inherent in those premises, no matter how you construct your syllogism. One example is the way in which we monitor speech for “proof” that others secretly harbor forbidden sentiments, and immediately pounce upon anything that looks like such “proof,” like Justine’s tweet:

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS.
Just kidding. I’m white!”

Twelve words, and let’s get her fired from her job for making a bad joke on Twitter, as if getting her fired will purge the world of racism and thereby end AIDS in Africa.

Erick Erickson is even more sanguine:

The Orcs of Middle Earth had mouths stained with their black blood and bits of flesh stuck between their teeth. They would, over rather petty matters, kill and consume each other. The carnage between them would only cease when an elf, dwarf, hobbit, or human ventured too close.

Unseen by most of the world, the carnage between the evil bands of Mordor played out over the weekend here on actual earth. Some PR representative who should have known better joked on twitter that she was going to Africa and would not have to worry about getting AIDS because she was white. Prior to this, in her twitter timeline, she had railed against the actor Kirk Cameron because he dared express his Christian beliefs.

Just as Mordor descended on Phil Robertson last week, the orcs of the left consumed one of their own. By the time the PR lady got to Africa, she was without a job and her reputation destroyed by her own side.

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Indian-born Prosecutor in Case Against Diplomat Faces Backlash From Home Country

21st December 2013

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But the focus has also turned to Bharara himself, with some Indians effectively accusing him of betraying his own people. This, despite the fact that the purported victim in this case — an allegedly underpaid and overworked housemaid — is also Indian.

Critics stormed Twitter with a string of deeply personal epithets, with many accusing him of being an “Uncle Tom.”

That will come as quite a surprise to the real Uncle Tom.

Public sympathy among Indians has largely gravitated toward the well-connected diplomat.

They’ve had a Crust much longer than the rest of us, so their Undercrust has had longer training.

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First World Problem: In A Divided San Francisco, Private Tech Buses Drive Tension

18th December 2013

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Two layers of the Crust mix it up.

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Kim Kardashian Criticized for Donating Just 10 Percent of ‘Charity Auction’ to Typhoon Victims

6th December 2013

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Actually, I’m surprised they got even that much. It’s expensive being a Kardashian.

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Yet Another Fake Racism Hoax

5th December 2013

The Other McCain is on the case.

The investigation into who spray painted a home with racist graffiti last month has turned toward the woman who lives there.
Police said on Wednesday that Andrea Brazier is now considered a “strong suspect” in the case.
Officers say they executed a search warrant on Tuesday and seized two cans of spray paint and ammunition from the home.
Brazier, who is white, and her husband Anthony Phillips, who is African American live at the home with their 13-year-old son, Isaac. Brazier initially cast suspicion on her son’s Lunenburg High School football teammates, saying he had been bullied in the past.

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Why Walmart Is the Big Winner in DC’s Minimum Wage Increase

3rd December 2013

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In the case of the D.C. bill, Walmart often already does pay a $10 or $11.50 wage. According to Payscale.com, Walmart’s cashiers on average make between $7.50 and $10.77 and sales associates make between $7.63 and $11.83. Overall, its wages are just five percent below the retail industry average.

It is a different story for D.C.’s small neighborhood stores — which already face the daunting prospect of competing with Walmart. “Small businesses are the least able to absorb … a dramatic increase in their labor costs,” notes the National Federation of Independent Business.

This is why rich people say they’re not taxed enough … it’s not the money; they could just cut a check to the government if that were the case. They want taxes increased because it increases their relative advantage over people who aren’t as rich as they are.

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Male and Female Brains Wired Differently, Scans Reveal

3rd December 2013

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Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

So much for the ‘gender is a social construct’ people. Not that it will shut them up any….

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“You deviant weirdos thought Jailbait Lesbian School Girls was just a popular DVD title, but now it’s a civil right.”

28th November 2013

The Other McCain is on the case.

Alas, I misunderstood. Despite weeks of devastating revelations about the twisted freak at the center of this story, the unwavering devotion to “Saint Kate of the Blessed Finger” not only continued, but became increasingly manic. By the time Kaitlyn Hunt was finally sentenced to jail in October, I realized that her hard-core supporters are a deranged bunch of perverts, wackos and criminal deviants.

In other words, Democrats.

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Hawaii Lawmaker Pounded for Taking Sledgehammer to Homelessness

21st November 2013

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State Rep. Tom Brower, a five-term Democrat who represents Waikiki and Ala Moana, had been going block by block during his spare time in search of stray shopping carts used by the state’s estimated 17,000 homeless people, smashing them to pieces. The tool-toting legislator, who says he’s “disgusted” with people who live on the street, reportedly smashed 30 carts in the past two weeks.

Now, if he were a Republican, this would be on the front page for the next month.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

20th November 2013

I am not making this up.

Few cottage industries are so robust these days as that of sticking ‘-phobia’ on the end of terms describing those whose distinguishing characteristic is the ability to cause normal people to go ‘Ewwww’, even though such kakologisms serve primarily to advertise the ignorance and intolerance of those creating them.

My favorite, of course, is ‘homophobia’, which (according to its structure) ought to mean ‘fear of people like me’, but sadly does not. Regressives aren’t really happy unless they’ve got a hate-name to stick on their victims, whether it makes sense or not. Every person they can make believe normality is somehow a disease represents a victory.

And I refuse to believe that there’s such a thing as a ‘transgender community’;  the use of ‘community’ in modern politics seems primarily a tool in the intellectual shell game of trying to make abnormal people seem somehow normal, no matter how flimsy the Clever Plastic Disguise.

I wait with bated breath for the first sighting of  ‘paranoiac community’ and ‘misanthrope community’, although ‘misanthrophobia’ is both correctly formed and has a nice ring to it. (Next time somebody shaggy and unwashed accuses you of being a h8ter, call them a misanthrophobe and watch their brains lock up.)

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Montana College Student Flunks Math, Sues School

14th November 2013

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Valdez’s disabilities include Asperger’s syndrome, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyscalculia, which is a mathematics learning disability, her attorney, Donald Harris, said Tuesday.

“They don’t understand her disability,” Harris said of Rocky Mountain officials. “The stress and anxiety that Hanna feels when she is trying to be successful with math classes affects her other studies, as well.”

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No Choice for the Children of D.C.

14th November 2013

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The Daily Caller presented just one heart-breaking story from amongst the hundreds of a D.C. family who will be losing their scholarships to attend private schools. Even thought the District will spend $10,000 more per child to educate these children than the cost of the scholarships, President Obama has moved to eliminate the funding — an infinitesimal fraction of the federal education budget.

What good is an Underclass if they won’t stay under?

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Saturday Night Card Game: White Privilege Commissars

9th November 2013

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We have written many times before about the “white privilege” industry, a collection of self-perpetuating activists and academics who, not being able to demonstrate racism to justify their salaries and conferences, invent it.

The lack of ability to prove racism becomes the best proof of racism.  It’s everywhere, unspoken, unseen, lurking behind everything and every person with white skin (whatever that is). It is …. White Privilege.

White privilege is adopted wholesale as Salon.com and elsewhere in the left blogosphere as well because it can’t be disproven.  It is a prime example of Kafkatrapping — the denial is the proof.

Particularly when combined with maleness and Christianity, white privilege becomes the Swiss Army Knife of race cards. Or maybe the Energizer Bunny is a better reference, because it just keeps going, and going, and going.

It’s easy to laugh, except when you consider how deeply these theories have has permeated into society.

So much so that the Pentagon is preaching the evils of “white privilege” and a male club, as part of its training materials for Equal Opportunity officers.

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‘How Dare You Quote Me, Haters?!’

7th November 2013

The Other McCain looks at Regressives.

There is a phenomenon on the Left — especially among academics and other “intellectual” types, including feminists — where they become so used to living within cocoons of like-minded sympathizers that they don’t realize how weird their ideas seem to normal people. And so, when somebody outside the cocoon takes notice and quotes their deranged gibberish, these people claim victimhood: Those right-wing [sexists, homophobes, racists, Koch-funded Rethuglicans, whatever] are [harassing, libeling, slut-shaming, whatever] me!

You can ask Jeanette Runyon how she has actually been reported to the police for the alleged crime of quoting some of the “Free Kate” weirdos who want to legalize sex with 14-year-olds.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

3rd November 2013

Obamacare Theme Song

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Oops — Truck Backs Up on $295K Ferrari

3rd November 2013

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Yet another great reason to avoid New York.

Note that both vehicles were double-parked, which is illegal in New York City (as almost everywhere else).

This would appear to be a case of ODF.

The sports car was later towed, and the truck was able to drive away unaided — but not before the truck’s driver told witnesses, “I didn’t see nothing,” according to NBC News.

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Tenn. High School Separates Students at Lunchtime Based on Grades

2nd November 2013

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School officials told the station the practice of sending students to the auditorium for a learning lab before they eat has been in place for two years as part of a statewide pilot program.

So it’s just a result of giving them extra help. Boy, that’s racist!

Parent Paul Morecroft said he’s concerned about his daughter being separated based on her academic standing and has complained to school administrators.

“To me, it’s considered separation because you have your special needs kids and the kids getting the good grades on one side, and the kids getting below an 80 on the other side,” Morecroft said. “I call it a civil rights violation and segregation, no doubt.”

Proof positive that low IQ is hereditary.

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