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Eric Holder and the New Revolving Door

21st July 2016

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There’s a new revolving door in Washington: And this time, it leads to San Francisco.

News reports surfaced yesterday that Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch’s predecessor as U.S. Attorney General, will be working with home-rental startup Airbnb to draft a “world-class anti-discrimination policy” for the company. Airbnb has faced various controversies about people with stereotypically African-American surnames being turned down for rentals through the platform, and is now in the process of figuring out a way to reverse that trend. Holder’s hiring makes perfect sense: As a black man and one of the most famous legal figures in the country, he’s optically perfect, presumably prepared for the task ahead of him, and sends the message that Airbnb is serious about tackling their discrimination problem. Whether Holder will actually accomplish anything is frankly beside the point: The important thing is that Airbnb looks like it’s doing something.

The essence of the ‘revolving door’ between government service and civilian life is that people nominally serving the public on the government payroll are actually concentrating on maximizing their employability after they pay their dues in the bureaucracy (which is not famous for paying top dollar to its employees). This they do by (a) lobbying their former colleagues, (b) exploiting loopholes and exceptions cleverly inserted in massively complex legislation while on staff, which legislation no elected official ever has the time (or inclination) to read, and (c) acting as window-dressing for businesses that want to appear to be Getting With The Program but who actually just want to put some lipstick on the pig and keep on with what they’re doing. This is why, for example, Donna Shalala is now running the Clinton Crime Family Foundation. In that respect, Eric Holder might be considered the Chief Affirmative Active hire for the Left Coast.

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Harvard LGBT Group Opposes Single Gender Club Ban

19th July 2016

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Now we get to see which group is higher on the progressive food chain, feminists or the LGBT community.

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U.S. Military Told to Avoid 37 American Cities for Fear Anti-Police Protests May Turn Violent

14th July 2016

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Here’s the list (all run by Democrats):

Ann Arbor: 7:00PM (THE DIAG, Burns Park, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Atlanta: 7:00PM (OLD DECATUR COURTHOUSE, 101 E Court Sq, Decatur, GA 30030)
Austin: 6:00PM (TEXAS STATE CAPITOL, Outside South Gate-11th and Congress Ave.)
Baltimore: 7:00PM (201 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202)
Boston: 7:00PM (MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 01233)
Carson City: 4:00PM (NEVADA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, 101 N Carson St, Carson City, Nevada 89701)
Chicago: 6:00PM (RICHARD J DALEY CENTER, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602)
Cleveland: 7:00PM (CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, 325 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio 44114)
Columbus: 7:00PM (GOODALE PARK, Columbus, Ohio 43215)
Denver: 5:00PM (CIVIC CENTER PARK, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, Colorado 80204)
Des Moines: 6:00PM (IOWA STATE CAPITOL, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319)
Detroit: 7:00PM (Campus Martius Park, Detroit, Michigan 48226)
Durham: 7:00PM (200 E. Main St. Durham, North Carolina)
Lansing: 7:00PM (STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933)
Little Rock: 6:00PM (OUTSIDE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Little Rock, AR 72201)
Los Angeles: 4:00PM (LEIMERT PLAZA PARK, 4395 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008)
Manhattan, NY: 7:00PM (TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan, NY, 10036)
Memphis: 6:00PM (Health Sciences Park Memphis, TN)
Miami: 7:00PM (GWEN CHERRY PARK, NW 71 St., Miami, Florida, 33147)
Milwaukee: 5:00PM (DINEEN PARK, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Minneapolis: 6:00PM (MINNEAPOLIS URBAN LEAGUE, 2100 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Nashville: 6:00PM (801 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203 Estes Kefauver Federal Building)
New Orleans: 6:00PM (LAFAYETTE SQUARE, New Orleans, LA 70130)
Newark: 7:00PM (NEWARK CITY HALL, 920 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102)
Oakland: 4:00PM (FRANK OGAWA PLAZA, 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612)
Orlando: 7:00PM (LAKE EOLA PARK, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801)
Philadelphia: 7:00PM (LOVE PARK, 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102)
Phoenix: 5:00PM (EASTLAKE PARK, 1549 E Jefferson St , Phoenix, AZ 85034)
Pittsburgh: 7:00PM (PITTSBURGH CITY-COUNTY BUILDING, 414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219)
Portland: 4:00PM (PIONEER COURTHOUSE SQUARE, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204)
Salt Lake City: 5:00PM (SALT LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123)
San Francisco: 4:00PM (CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 355 Mcallister St, San Francisco, California 94102)
Seattle: 4:00PM (QUEEN ANNE BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 1st Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109)
St. Louis: 6:00PM (GATEWAY ARCH, St. Louis 63102)
Tampa: 7:00PM (OUTSIDE HILLSBOROUGH COURTHOUSE, 800 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL)
Tuscon: 5:00PM (CATALINA PARK, 900 N 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705)
Washington DC: 7:00PM (OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500)

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On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart

13th July 2016

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Almost eight years after Barack Obama’s election as the nation’s first black president –an event that engendered a sense of optimism among many Americans about the future of race relations1 – a series of flashpoints around the U.S. has exposed deep racial divides and reignited a national conversation about race. A new Pew Research Center survey finds profound differences between black and white adults in their views on racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and the prospects for change. Blacks, far more than whites, say black people are treated unfairly across different realms of life, from dealing with the police to applying for a loan or mortgage. And, for many blacks, racial equality remains an elusive goal.

I guess electing a black President didn’t have the desired effect. Two terms of Barack Obama and things have only gotten worse.

The reason why ‘racial equality remains an elusive goal’ for black is because of all of the sob-sisters and grievance-mongers in their own community, if I can use the word loosely. When everybody you listen to keeps drumming in the ‘You’re a victim! They’re oppressors!’ 24/7, pretty soon you start to believe it.

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The Attacks in Dallas Won’t Be the Last

9th July 2016

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On Friday, in speaking of the previous night’s atrocity, President Obama said, “I believe that I speak for every single American when I say that we are horrified over these events and that we stand united with people and the police department in Dallas.” One need only wade ankle-deep into some of the more septic regions of the Internet to know that not all Americans share this sentiment, and that indeed there are those who have no qualms about taking to Twitter and elsewhere to laud the killer and celebrate his crimes. But why?

Perhaps it is because they have been led to believe the lies peddled by the Black Lives Matter movement, to wit, that the greatest menace to black people in America is that posed by racist and trigger-happy police officers looking for the merest excuse to gun them down. Just before the shooting began in Dallas, marchers were repeating what has become the standard chant at such events: “Hands up, don’t shoot.” This of course is what Michael Brown is falsely claimed to have said before he was shot to death in Ferguson, Mo. When the truth finally emerged, that Brown had committed a robbery and attempted to disarm the officer who shot him, it was too late to stop the lie that persists to this day.

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Woman in Wheelchair Drowns in Sacramento River

7th July 2016

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A disability rights advocate drowned in a bizarre accident when she fell into the Sacramento River in her wheelchair after watching Fourth of July fireworks.

No doubt the city of Sacramento will be sued under the ADA for not making the river wheelchair-friendly.

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Old Enough to Rape, Too Young to Deport

6th July 2016

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Below is another instance of culturally-enriched sexual assault in which the perp got off lightly. In this case the crime is the rape of a Swedish woman by an Eritrean “refugee”. The rapist can’t be deported after serving his (minimal) sentence because — wait for it — it would violate his rights, and besides, he is only 19. Such is the lunacy of Modern Multicultural Sweden.

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Black Lives Matter Got Attention, But Did Its Pride Tactics Hurt or Help Its Cause?

5th July 2016

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Black Lives Matter Toronto grabbed much of the media spotlight on the weekend by staging a 30-minute disruption of the Pride parade and issuing a set of demands to organizers, including barring police floats and booths from future events.

Get yer scorecard! You can’t tell the victims without a scorecard!

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Hillary’s College Debt Plan Criticized Because it Would Help Too Many White People

2nd July 2016

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Can’t have that….

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Harvard Study: Diversity Trainings are a Sham

30th June 2016

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

A survey in the current edition of the Harvard Business Review based on over three decades’ worth of data from more than 800 U.S. businesses shows that most diversity programs aren’t actually increasing diversity. In fact, the data suggest that diversity programs like the ones seen all over America’s campuses are having exactly the opposite effect.

Be careful what you wish for….

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How to Handle That Sit-In

23rd June 2016

Kevin Williamson speaks truth to glower.

The Democrats love a protest, though. It’s like a Broadway show for them — or, really, like church. That’s a cultural thing: Republicans and conservatives generally speaking aren’t comfortable staging protests. If I’m in a crowd of people all facing the same direction and chanting, I’d better be at church; otherwise, it creeps me out. I see a guy carrying a placard in the street and like most conservatives I think (even if we don’t always admit it!): “Riff-raff.”

These elderly, rich, liberal lawyers are having a hard time getting up and down off the floor, and they are among the world’s most powerful people, but in their hearts they’ll always be dopey 19-year-old college students.

Riff-raff.

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Pittsburgh Anchorwoman Sues TV station, Saying She Was Fired Because She’s White

21st June 2016

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Political Correctness is finally getting some pushback.

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Protesters at University With 97 Percent Women Blast Its ‘Toxic Rape Culture’

19th June 2016

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Really, you can’t make this stuff up.

The only way a young man can escape possible accusations of rape is to attend a university that doesn’t admit women, if he can find one.

Perhaps the Angelicum in Rome. I can’t think of any other.

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On @Anne_Theriault and the Endless Futility of Feminist Revenge Fantasies

18th June 2016

The Other McCaine continues his travels in the fever swamps of feminism.

Most conservatives suspect that the only reason guys get into progressive politics is because such movements attract a lot of slutty feminists who are fools for any dude who can talk a good line about “social justice.” And the reason feminists hate men so much, we suspect, is because so many feminists have had the experience of being used and discarded by the Jian Ghomeshi type of progressive dude. How many Canadian feminists did Ghomeshi have sex with? As many as he wanted, basically. The number’s probably more than 100, if not 200 or 300, because Jian Ghomeshi was a progressive celebrity in Canada, and feminists in Canada are certainly no less promiscuous than feminists anywhere else.

Because feminists are so often used by guys in “pump-and-dump” hookups — no romance, no callback, no respect — they tend to become embittered toward men quite generally, and this fuels a vindictive rage: Men must be punished to appease her wrath for the wrongs she has suffered. Therefore, whenever a rape case makes headlines anywhere, feminists everywhere demand a guilty verdict and a maximum penalty. There has never been an innocent man falsely accused, feminists expect us to believe, and doubt is impermissible. All skeptics are “rape truthers,” a term coined by Amanda Marcotte to describe the widespread reaction to the Rolling Stone gang-rape hoax at the University of Virginia.

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The War on Stupid People

17th June 2016

The Atlantic is the first on its block to identify a new victim class.

The 2010s, in contrast, are a terrible time to not be brainy. Those who consider themselves bright openly mock others for being less so. Even in this age of rampant concern over microaggressions and victimization, we maintain open season on the nonsmart. People who’d swerve off a cliff rather than use a pejorative for race, religion, physical appearance, or disability are all too happy to drop the s?bomb: Indeed, degrading others for being “stupid” has become nearly automatic in all forms of disagreement.

It’s popular entertainment, too. The so-called Darwin Awards celebrate incidents in which poor judgment and comprehension, among other supposedly genetic mental limitations, have led to gruesome and more or less self-inflicted fatalities. An evening of otherwise hate-speech-free TV-watching typically features at least one of a long list of humorous slurs on the unintelligent (“not the sharpest tool in the shed”; “a few fries short of a Happy Meal”; “dumber than a bag of hammers”; and so forth). Reddit regularly has threads on favorite ways to insult the stupid, and fun-stuff-to-do.com dedicates a page to the topic amid its party-decor ideas and drink recipes.

Let’s all celebrate stupid people because diversity! Or not.

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Low-Hanging Fruit

16th June 2016

David Cole has had about enough.

LGBTs (at least those who lean left) seem incapable of coming to terms with the fact that dark-skinned non-Christians are the ones who want them dead. Rather than face the uncomfortable reality that the most oppressively anti-gay force on earth at the moment is Islam, LGBTs seek refuge in the safety of a past that no longer exists, if it ever did, a past in which it’s gays and “people of color” on one side, united against evil white Christians seeking their collective demise. Just as Trump supporters yearn to bring back an idyllic past in which America was great, LGBTs pine for the days in which America was oppressive. How much easier everything was when the villains were so easy for leftists to hate and oppose.

It’s all about the Narrative, Larry.

Frankly, it astounded me that a Canadian could react to the Orlando massacre by completely dismissing the beliefs of the gunman. Isn’t Canada all about combating beliefs? What’s the point of hate-speech laws and human rights tribunals that punish “bad” speech if not to root out “bad” beliefs? Hateful beliefs lead to hateful acts…I thought that was the whole bullshit rationalization behind why the Canucks have gone full Orwell.

Consistency has never been a virtue with the Left.

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College Race Activists Derail Vigil for Orlando Victims, Hate on White People

15th June 2016

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Activists associated with the Black Lives Matter movement at the University of Missouri spoke at a vigil for victims of the Orlando Pulse Shooting, refocusing the event onto their own personal grievances.

Many people, including a gay couple, were offended by student-activist Tiffany Melecio’s remarks, which explicitly condemned white people. Melecio also expressed frustration that more people would show up for a vigil for LGBT victims than a Black Lives Matter event. Video footage is available below, courtesy of The College Fix.

It is, after all, All About Them.

Millenial Narcissism + Racial Special Snowflake = Black Lives Matter

Melecio’s truly offensive comments—and I don’t say that lightly, but they were—provoked the ire of some members of the crowd. Carl and Daniel Brizendine later told The College Fix, “Right here on this stage, they are segregating us as a community. They are making it a racial issue.”

The police questioned the Brizendines for interrupting Melecio, but took no further action. The vigil happened on Monday.

Melecio was flanked by two other activists—one of whom is a Mizzou administrator and coordinator of the campus’s multicultural center.

God help you if you aren’t one of the Official Victim Groups.

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Orlando — The End of the Rainbow Coalition

15th June 2016

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But now the bloodbath in Orlando could blow the rainbow coalition of the Democrats apart. One minority (Muslims) massacres another (LGBT) out of hate for the latter. Many of the victims were moreover Latinos, another group for whom liberals demand protection, for it was “Latin Night” at the Pulse. The perpetrator, Omar Mateen, is a second-generation Afghan immigrant with American citizenship. Clinton faces an unparalleled political balancing act. How can she relieve the growing anxiety of the gays over the importation of Islamic homophobia, when at the same time she supports the mass immigration of Muslims to America?

Liberals hasten to sidetrack the narrative; in his short statement, Obama attempts to draw a connection to gun laws. But did the strict European gun laws prevent the Islamic attacks in Paris and Brussels? What commercially available weapon runs around shooting or bombing while shouting “Allahu Akbar”? That the common denominator of San Bernardino, Bataclan and Maalbeek is the Islamic religious ideology common to the assassins, is becoming ever more difficult for the liberal deniers of reality to gainsay.

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Milky Way Now Hidden From One-Third of Humanity

13th June 2016

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Women and minorities hardest hit, one presumes.

I, for one, don’t miss it. There are plenty of pictures on the Internet for those that do.,

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The Venmo Request: A New Wrinkle in Modern Dating

12th June 2016

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I’ve recently had occasion to think about dating and its attendant rituals for a piece in this magazine, and so my eye was caught, the other week, by an article in the New York Post that suggested that one of the institution’s foremost traditions might be undergoing some change. “Cheap Bros Have Found a New Way to Get Out of Paying for Dates,” the headline read. In the fashion of a modern-day fable, the piece quotes three young women who had gone out with three young men. Each guy paid for his date’s dinner or drinks, as guys who go out with women are generally expected to do. Each then used Venmo, the peer-to-peer payment app, to request that his date reimburse her share after the fact. The women were outraged and contemptuous. “I do not have time for scrubs,” one said, speaking for all. They had expected to be treated, not treated as debtors.

So much for feminism.

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Violent Rhetoric Is Terrible, But Actual Violence Is Cool

8th June 2016

Kevin Williamson pulls back the curtain.

The editors at the Huffington Post seem to have evolved on the issue, having just published a column by Jesse Benn, whose mirth-inducing bio-line identifies him as a doctoral student in journalism, in which he calls not for a revival in violent political rhetoric but for actual political violence: “Sorry Liberals, A Violent Response To Trump Is As Logical As Any,” the headline reads. Benn argues that the Trump phenomenon is not “a typical political disagreement between partisans,” and that “there’s an inherent value in forestalling Trump’s normalization. Violent resistance accomplishes this.”

E. J. Dionne has not been heard from.

A few days ago, Vox suspended an editor (after considerable criticism) who called for violence, in the form of riots, in response to Trump.

Gary Hart has not been heard from.

Neither has the president.

What’s violent rhetoric compared with genuine calls for violence?

Actual political violence is apparently to be encouraged when the goons are on the left and the target is (I suppose) on the right. Let a couple of ranchers in Nevada get squirrely, though, and it’s the end of days.

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UK: Lecturers’ Union Members Must Declare Their ‘Protected Characteristic’ When Applying to Attend

7th June 2016

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A lecturers’ union is refusing to let its officers take part in debates at an equality summit if they are white, straight, able-bodied men.

The equality conference of the University and College Union said that members must declare their ‘protected characteristic’ – whether they are gay, disabled, female or from an ethnic minority – when applying to attend.

Activists say that it means representatives who do not qualify cannot participate in all of the discussions – even though they have been elected by their union branch.

I am not making this up.

Emma-Jane Phillips, who sits on the UCU equality committee, said: ‘Equality reps are passionate about equality regardless of their own situation.

To infer that someone does not understand someone’s situation just because you don’t tick a box is insulting.’

Welcome to IngSoc. Be careful not to step in the diversity; it’s Hell getting that stuff off your shoes.

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PIRG and Overtime

7th June 2016

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I must admit to experiencing some amusement when I read the statement of May 18 from the executive director of U.S. PIRG regarding the Obama administration’s new overtime regulation:

U.S. PIRG previously submitted comments expressing our concern that the DOL overtime rule as proposed would have significant negative consequences for non-profit, cause-oriented organizations like ours. The final rule does nothing to address those concerns. Doubling the minimum salary to $47,476 is especially unrealistic for non-profit, cause-oriented organizations. Organizations like ours rely on small donations from individuals to pay the bills. We can’t expect those individuals to double the amount they donate. Rather, to cover higher staffing costs forced upon us under the rule, we will be forced to hire fewer staff and limit the hours those staff can work – all while the well-funded special interests that we’re up against will simply spend more.

Most amusing is that fact that organizations like U.S. PIRG spend their time lobbying to inflict upon others precisely the sort of government regulatory meddling about which they are whining here.

The biter bit. Schweet.

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Black Lives Matter?

1st June 2016

At the same time as the gorilla Harambe was killed, 69 people were shot in Chicago.

 

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Feminism: Hatred As Social Justice

1st June 2016

The Other McCain tracks this stuff so that you don’t have to.

When someone called my attention to that quote, I recognized it as yet another reiteration of feminism as a synonym for “SHUT UP!”

This unseemly desire to silence others, to monopolize public discussion and tell people what to think by controlling what they are allowed to say, is one reason why I keep saying Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It. We can understand (as pure selfishness) Drew Koshgarian’s motive for asserting that, as a female, her opinion is more valuable than any male opinion. Yet she is also white, “cis” (i.e., not transgendered) and heterosexual — married to a white male, in fact — so why her insistence that, for example, a Latina lesbian’s opinion or a Taiwanese transvestite’s opinion is more valuable than her own husband’s opinion? This is all about the hierarchies of “oppression” and “privilege” according to the social justice formula with which young people are indoctrinated in 21st-century academia.

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Oberlin Students Want Below-Average Grades Abolished, Midterms Replaced with Conversations

24th May 2016

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Oberlin College’s activist community is ready to call it quits. Progressive students are dropping out of college, citing academic and emotional difficulties stemming from their mental health problems and overall disgust with the toxic culture on campus.

That’s according to a fascinating piece for The New Yorker by Nathan Heller, who interviewed a number of exhausted activists at Oberlin. They perceive that other students, faculty members, and the administration are completely against them, and have made it impossible for them to live on campus. Some are dropping out.

And their parents are paying how much for this school?

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Asian-American Group to File Discrimination Complaint Against Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth

23rd May 2016

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Sure, why not, everybody else is.

A group called the Asian American Coalition for Education plans to file an official complaint tomorrow with the federal Department of Education and Department of Justice noting that Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth have “unlawfully discriminated” against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies.

The Coalition, “which is composed of more than 100 local, state and national organizations,” claims the colleges “have the lowest acceptance rate for Asian Americans,” and maintain quotas for the (racial) group.

It also points out that Asian-American enrollment at Yale has declined “despite the number of college-aged Asian-Americans more than doubling since 2011.”

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Louisiana to Become First State to Make Cop Killing a Hate Crime

23rd May 2016

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Sauce for the goose….

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Our Racist Trees

19th May 2016

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Mickey Fearn, the National Park Service Deputy Director for Communications and Community Assistance, made headlines when he claimed that black people don’t visit national parks because they associate them with slaves being lynched by their masters.

I am not making this up.

 

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Campus Socialists Are Struggling Because ‘Comfortable’ Students Are ‘Living a Good Life,’ You Guys

18th May 2016

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The tiny, utterly pointless chapter of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at California Polytechnic State University is a microcosm of the embarrassing futility America’s socialists face as they promote their untenable revolution and the oddly unpleasant utopia which would result.

But you knew that.

Osselburn, a sophomore from New Jersey majoring in anthropology and geography, started the club during his freshman year.

The club is seriously struggling, Osselburn admits. He blames bourgeois apathy.

The dastards.

The socialist club has at least two other members: Christian Kelleher, a civil engineering major, and Lorenzo Nericcio, a philosophy major.

Let the campus tremble.

Kelleher said the Cal Poly socialist club’s goals include ending slavery, starvation and, in fact, all humanitarian crises and war around the world. Love, music and theories of peace are the group’s tools as they wage this fight from the San Luis Obispo campus.

They may have won all the battles — but we had all the good songs.

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It’s Sexist to Tell a Woman She Looks ‘Tired’ at Work – and Here’s Why

18th May 2016

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Just in case you were wondering. I know I wasn’t.

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Oxford’s ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ Co-Founder Hits Back Over Waitress Altercation: ‘Even If She’s Working Class, She Is Linked to Whiteness’

17th May 2016

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Apparently race trumps class — just as black people can’t be racist, they can’t be non-victims even when they’re Rhodes Scholars.

 

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Rift Between Labor and Environmentalists Threatens Democratic Turnout Plan

17th May 2016

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Two of the Democratic Party’s most loyal constituencies, labor and environmentalists, are clashing over an effort to raise tens of millions of dollars for an ambitious voter turnout operation aimed at defeating Donald J. Trump in the November election.

That’s because the Democrat party doesn’t have principles, merely pressure groups that it attempts to buy off with taxpayer money. Unfortunately, there’s often not enough to go around.

The rift developed after some in the labor movement, whose cash flow has dwindled and whose political clout has been increasingly imperiled, announced a partnership last week with a wealthy environmentalist, Tom Steyer, to help bankroll a new fund dedicated to electing Democrats.

That joint initiative enraged members of the nation’s biggest construction unions, already on edge about the rising influence of climate-change activists. The building-trades unions view Mr. Steyer’s environmental agenda as a threat to the jobs that can be created through infrastructure projects like new gas pipelines.

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Latino Students at N.M. University Upset Over Possible Revision of Spanish Seal

15th May 2016

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Native American student groups want the University of New Mexico to scrap the seal that depicts a rifle-toting frontiersman and a sword-carrying Spanish conquistador.

Ralph Arellanes, chair of the Hispano Round Table of New Mexico, said he favors a change but removing the conquistador would be unacceptable since it represents the state’s Hispanic heritage.

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West Point Black Female Cadets Will Not Face Punishment for Raised Fist Gesture in Photo

11th May 2016

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Because diversity or white privilege or something.

I should like to point out that there was a time when there were no black female cadets at West Point, and that in that halcyon day we didn’t have these problems.

When a change leads to problems, how is that progress?

 

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Brickbat: The People Have Spoken

11th May 2016

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Parents at San Francisco’s Raoul Wallenberg High School are angry at administrators’ efforts to increase diversity on the student council by ending elections for most freshman posts on the council. School officials say they were concerned that most of the elections have been won by Asian girls. James Ortiz says he was excited when a faulty member nominated him for the council then he learned it was largely because he has a Hispanic surname. “They were, like, bribing me into being on the student council. It was basically a thanks, but no thanks.”

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N.Y. College Students Accused of Fabricating Racially Motivated Attack

4th May 2016

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Three New York college students who said they were targets of a racially motivated attack face multiple charges for what prosecutors are calling a false claim.

A grand jury on Monday indicted Ariel Agudio, Asha Burwell and Alexis Briggs, all 20, each on a charge of third-degree assault and multiple counts of falsely reporting an incident, the Albany District Attorney’s Office said.

Agudio and Burwell also face charges of harassment. Agudio also was charged with two counts of attempted assault.

Yet Another Racism Hoax.

The State University of New York at Albany rallied behind the students, who are black, when they came forward with claims that a group of white men and women attacked them on January 30 in a confrontation on a city bus. Students held a rally and university President Robert J. Jones said in a letter to students and faculty that he was “deeply concerned, saddened and angry about this incident.”

Others came to their defense on social media using the hashtag #DefendBlackGirlsUAlbany. The People of Color Caucus issued a letter in support of them.

But university police said an investigation revealed that no one used racial epithets against the women. Instead, they assaulted another passenger and falsely reported the incident.

“What happened on the bus was not a ‘hate crime,'” University Police Chief Frank Wiley said in February. “The only person we heard uttering racial epithets was one of the defendants.”

I guess it’s racism to defend yourself against black people assaulting you.

Black Lies Matter.

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Ellen Pao Is Back!

3rd May 2016

And Steve Sailer is there to tell us all about it.

South and East Asians are considered white for the purposes of diversity statistics (except Ellen Pao, of course), but they’re told they’re People of Color for the purposes of hating Republicans and evil white men.

Still no pictures of Pao and her gay black diversity litigant scam artist husband Buddy Fletcher.

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Donald Trump Naked Painting Artist ‘Punched in the Face by Trump Supporter’

2nd May 2016

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The artist behind a nude Donald Trump painting has claimed she was punched in the face by a supporter of the Republican hopeful.

Illma Gore made headlines earlier this year when her painting of Mr Trump with a small penis, titled Make America Great Again, went viral. It is displayed at the Maddox Gallery in London.

On Saturday, Ms Gore shared a picture of herself with a black eye to her Instagram page.

“Today I was punched in the face by a man who got out of his car and yelled, ‘Trump 2016!’ in Los Angeles,” she wrote.

Sorry, but I find that vastly entertaining. ‘Mommee! Johnny hit me back!’ She should try painting a picture of Mohammed with a small penis and see what she gets.

Looking at her picture, it’s hard to tell where the makeup and tattoos stop and the bruises begin. ‘Were you injured? Or is that a political statement?’

“Though I encourage passion, opinion and emotion, especially through art, I think violence is disgusting […] This type of violence makes creatives feel like we live in a world where our individual creative input isn’t safe.”

It would seem that the pervertatarians can dish it up, but can’t take it. Poor special snowflakes. Somebody needs to educate them that ‘passion, opinion and emotion’ are the precursors for violence, as ultra-left riots around the world testify. I rather suspect that she would be among the first to distinguish what happened to her from what happens to any person who ‘does art’ that the ultra-left disagrees with.

The artist also pleaded with Mr Trump to stop “glamourising and perpetuating violence” and to “make America decent again”.

Perhaps she needs to talk to the Black Lives Matter crowd. Good luck with that.

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Back to Your Safe Spaces, WHM Is Ending!

1st May 2016

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Today is the last day of Whiteness History Month up at Portland Community College, though it is not clear whether the social justice set at PCC want the world to know about it or not. Yesterday a person attempted to videotape a session on feminist theory, and as you can see at the beginning of this six minute video, one of the instructors encourages people in the audience to physically obstruct the person’s video.

Now, never mind the charming people who turn up on the video: if you’re preaching about justice, why wouldn’t you want more people to see and hear you? This takes gnosticism a bit too far I think.

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Black Students at Salisbury University Caught in Racism Hoax

29th April 2016

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Again? But that trick never works….

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Newest ‘Progressive’ Bugaboo: ‘Intergenerational Unfairness’

29th April 2016

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Today’s young people have been disproportionately hit by the financial crisis and continue to struggle. Unemployment in this age group is high and job security poor. They have been priced out of the housing market and forced to rent at ever-spiralling costs.

Don’t have something you want? You’re a Victim!

‘I was just standing there, right?, and like this financial crisis just came up and hit me.’

I have noticed that pre-schoolers are disproportionately excluded from the country’s Olympic teams. Let’s get Obama right on that.

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Black students connected in SU racist drawing

29th April 2016

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The students identified as the people behind a recent racist drawing found at Salisbury University’s library are black, school officials confirmed Tuesday.

The image, found April 10 on a whiteboard in Blackwell Library, showed a stick figure being hung and labeled with a racial slur. Underneath was the hashtag “#whitepower.”

The university confirmed Tuesday, April 26, the students involved in the incident were black, spokesman Richard Culver wrote in an email. The university would not provide names of the students, citing the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

[Yawn] Yet Another Hate Hoax by people who aren’t getting enough VictimPoints.

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Melissa Click Rewrites History, Thinks She Was Fired Because ‘I’m a White Lady’

25th April 2016

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White, perhaps, but hardly a lady.

Melissa Click, the scowling face of campus repression and candidate for least self-aware person in academia, is attempting to rewrite history in her remarks to an all-too sympathetic reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Click’s confusion is such that she sees herself as a white savior of oppressed black students on campus while simultaneously believing that the university fired her because she was a white lady. She is also actively courting free-speech-martyr status, despite the fact that she repeatedly attempted to censor journalists and faculty members. Click isn’t sorry: she’s sorry she got caught.

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CakeGate: Whole Foods Strikes Back

20th April 2016

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Yesterday Austin native Jordan Brown, an openly gay pastor claimed that his local Whole Foods deliberately wrote a gay slur on a cake he ordered. According to his version of things, he did not see it until he got to the car.

Which is an absurd story. Here’s the cake, allegedly in the original package:

The whole point of the transparent top is so that the customer can verify that what he asked for is what was produced. To suggest that anybody would believe that a customer would pick up the cake, pay for it, and then get home without noticing this, just beggars belief.

When Brown contacted Whole Foods, the employee was extremely apologetic, but then claimed that the bakery employee in question did not write the slur. Furious, Brown decided to stage a dramatic performance on the Internet, and hold a news conference, claiming that the anti-gay slur was akin to being called the n-word. The Twitter caption of the infamous cake read: “This is not the cake I ordered, @WholeFoods, and I am offended on behalf of myself & the entire #LGBTQ community.” Brown has retained an attorney and is in the process of suing Whole Foods for discriminatory practices.

It didn’t take long for Internet commenters to raise doubts about this incident; many have pointed out that the icing on the top portion of the cake and the bottom where the slur is allegedly written have two different handwritings and colors. Another curious detail is that the worlds “Love Wins” are written at the top of the cake, instead of across the center like most lettering, leaving space in the middle for someone to add something later if they wished. There are no witnesses who can corroborate Brown’s story.

This is a black gay activist running a ‘discrimination’ hoax in hopes that a big corporation won’t want bad publicity and so will be willing to pay him off — the sort of scam on which Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have build their careers.

Unfortunately for him, he picked the wrong target.

Whole Foods emphatically denies this claim, releasing a statement that they produced the cake exactly as Brown wished. Later that day, Whole Foods declared their intent to pursue legal action against him. In a few short hours, Brown went from being a victim of institutional abuse to a possible perpetrator of a hoax for media attention. While there is no evidence of the latter yet, with no definitive proof of anything, this is likely going to turn into a round of he-said-he-said until someone can no longer afford the legal fees, and by then the news cycle will have moved on.

With any luck, he will find that the dogs he let out will turn and rend himself.

This sort of stunt is not at all new in the social justice world. A young black gay pastor in Austin may feel he’s not being noticed enough for his progressivism and adds persecution to gain his moment in the spotlight. After all, if you’re oppressed, and there are no cameras, did it really happen? The video showing Brown’s purchase of the cake shows that the label is on the top of the cake box, not on the side as Brown demonstrates in his own personal video. Labels are very easy to move. Even the wording on the tweet rings false. “I am offended for myself and the entire LGBT community” seems scripted and unemotional. I can say from personal experience that when you’re called a slur, you’re not thinking about your community in that moment. You’re thinking about yourself. Your day is ruined and you’re angry. You’re too rattled to have a press conference and lawsuit. And how was he able to mobilize an attorney and the press so quickly? Things moved a little bit too fast in Brown’s favor.

 

 

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Trump Chalking by College Republicans Is a ‘Hate Crime,’ Black Students Claim

16th April 2016

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Chalk messages triggered not just students but faculty and staff at the nation’s largest Catholic university.

DePaul University’s Black Student Union accused its College Republicans (CRs) of a hate crime because they organized the April 4 chalking outside the Student Center, with messages that alluded to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and praised police and Israel.

Though BSU representative Michael Lynch told The College Fix that he filed a hate-crime report against the CRs, both the DePaul administration and Public Safety department told The Fix they had not received any such report from Lynch.

In a campuswide email Monday obtained by The Fix, Vice President for Student Affairs Eugene Zdziarski said “many students, faculty and staff found the chalk messages offensive, hurtful and divisive.”

They also violated campus regulations by endangering DePaul’s tax-exempt status, he said – a claim that has been repeatedly challenged by a free-speech legal advocacy group.

I predict a sunny future for ‘Trump 2016’ chalkings now that the Fashionable Victim Class has revealed that doing so will wind them up like a cheap watch.

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Black Students Blame America for Black Girl Who Attacked White Guy With Dreadlocks

15th April 2016

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We’d say this is the pot calling the kettle black, but that could be perceived as racist.

Of course. If you’re a Certified Victim like this girl, the other guy you attacked cannot be a victim, really, by definition.

The Black Student Union at San Francisco State University is defending Bonita Tindle, the black student who physically attacked the white student Cory Goldstein because he wears dreadlocks, and saying a viral video “misrepresent[s]” their altercation.

Actually, I’m at the point that I’ll welcome anybody, even a Certified Victim, attacking a white student who is wearing dreadlocks, a fashion that I have always thought a symptom of how far our culture has degenerated.

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We’re All Sickos Now

12th April 2016

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It is widely thought to affect the brain in a similar way to cocaine, and now a new study has suggested people addicted to sugar should be treated in the same way as other drug abusers.

According to researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), excessive sugar consumption increases the dopamine levels in a similar way to other drugs such as cocaine.

Hey, tenure doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

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We Are All Sickos Now

11th April 2016

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Many of psychology’s concepts relating to the negative aspects of the human experience have expanded their meanings so that the now encompass a much broader range of phenomena than before, according to University of Melbourne pscyhologist Nick Haslam. In his article, “Concept Creep: Psychology’s Expanding Concepts of Harm and Pathology,” Haslam focuses specifically on the expansion of the concepts of abuse, bullying, trauma, mental disorder, addiction, and prejudice. These concepts have undergone both “vertical” and “horizontal” expansion over the past few decades. By vertical, Haslam the concepts meaning is less stringent and covers milder variants of the phenomenon to which it initially referred. Horizontal expansion occurs when the concept is applied in a new context.

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How to Avoid Empathy Burnout

10th April 2016

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It’s easy — be a grump. Saves a lot on gas, too.

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