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Brickbat: Victim Impact

15th April 2015

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Gregory Wallace and another man burst into the Kentucky home of Jordan and Tommy Gray and robbed them and their three-year-old daughter at gunpoint. But at Wallace’s sentencing hearing Judge Olu Stevens singled out the Grays, not Wallace, for criticism. Wallace and his partner are black, and the Grays noted in their impact statement their daughter still reacts in fear to black men. Stevens said those remarks offended him and accused the parents of fostering racist behavior in their daughter. He sentenced Wallace to five years probation.

And there you have Obama’s America.

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Court Sides With Baker Who Denied a Christian Customer Bible Verses Be Written on Cakes

12th April 2015

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It’s all about the Narrative, and the Crust continues to rule.

Better learn to love Big Brother or it’s down the Memory Hole with you.

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Think of the Children

1st April 2015

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flickrThe Steel Valley, Pennsylvania, school board has rejected a request from the teachers union to bar a disabled student from using the faculty restroom. Officials at Park Elementary School had agreed that Kaitlin Montgomery, 10, could use the faculty restroom because the nearest student restroom is up a flight of stairs and the girl has trouble walking. But the Steel Valley Education Association filed a complaint, saying their contract calls for that restroom to be used only by school employees.

Look for … the union label….

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Study: Lesbians in U.S. Earn 20% More Than Heterosexual Women

31st March 2015

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It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.

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In Silicon Valley, Auto Racing Becomes a Favorite Hobby for Tech Elites

30th March 2015

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Unspoken subhed: Women and minorities hardest hit. (Hey, it’s the New York Times and they used the dog-whistle word ‘elite’.)

Tell the truth: When was the last time you saw a black racecar driver? I know of only two women who are pro drivers; one is Danica Patrick, and the other isn’t (which is how I keep them distinct).

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Black People Don’t Drink Coffee

23rd March 2015

Jim Goad examines the dark underbelly of the coffee problem.

Since this article is about the intersection of race and coffee, is there truly a whiter brand of coffee than Starbucks? I mean “white” not in the Viking-warrior sense but in the Stuff White People Like sense. Starbucks, that Seattle-born corporate caffeine giant that makes the shittiest coffee in world history and charges credulous customers ten times its value, may employ the occasional dark-skinned so-called “barista”—I hate that term—but finding a black customer in a Starbucks is like finding a unicorn at a 7-Eleven.

This is why it’s a sharp pointy pinnacle of irony that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz—yes, he’s Jewish, because a dozen of you would have mentioned it in the comments anyway—recently launched a publicity blitz encouraging his baristas to engage their customers in an ongoing dialogue about race relations in America.

Right. OK, then, I’ll take a Venti Americano. While you’re preparing my hot beverage, let’s chat about The Bell Curve.

“We’re not in the business of filling bellies,” Schultz told 60 Minutes in 2006. “We’re in the business of filling souls.” Yeah, well, you’re filling my soul with bullshit right now and I’m politely asking for you to stop.

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Missouri Approves Affordable Cow Act

23rd March 2015

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The same group of state lawmakers that have staunchly opposed expanding insurance coverage to low-income people under Medicaid expansion just unanimously approved a measure that subsidizes dairy cow insurance for farmers.

She says that as if it’s a bad thing.

Possible reasons:

1. They can afford it but not the expansion to Medicaid. Oddly enough, that’s even mentioned in the article; editor must have missed it.

2. Farmers make campaign contributions and low-income people typically don’t.

3. Cows contribute to the economy more than low-income people.

Feel free to add your own.

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Thought for the Day

22nd March 2015

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Write Privilege

21st March 2015

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White privilege — the concept that whites benefit from structural racism in ways that similarly situated nonwhites don’t — has been hotly debated among academics for decades. But recent events — from the riots and protests in Ferguson, Mo., to the closure of a University of Oklahoma fraternity over its racist chants, to this week’s beating of a black University of Virginia student by campus police — have reinvigorated that debate, along with calls for teachers to talk directly with their students about white privilege.

For professors inclined to answer those calls, just how should they do it, particularly in a writing class? That was the topic of a popular session Thursday at the annual meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The session was led by Ersula Ore, an assistant professor of writing at Arizona State University who found herself at the center of a debate about police racism on that campus last year, when she was body-slammed by campus police after they stopped her for jaywalking and she refused to show her ID. (Ore is African-American.)

The new clerisy is on the march through the institutions, leaving no mind unmowed.

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Competitive Victimhood

13th March 2015

Ammo Grrrl lays it down.

In the early days of The Movement, it would be generally agreed that Black Women had it pretty rough. But then ideological camps would form on who was more oppressed Black Men or White Women? The political arguments were fierce, if patently ridiculous.

Most of the people involved in these discussions were trust-fund wastrels, Red Diaper Babies (people whose own parents were Communists), limousine liberal professors, and work-averse idiots in their 20s (self-described “community organizers”) who had never been “oppressed” for even a day in their lives. But becoming part of a Protected Class turned out to be very lucrative. Why, you could become a Harvard Law professor just with imaginary high cheekbones in your round fat pale face!

Then new categories of victims were added, seemingly daily. What about a gay Black man versus a disabled Hispanic woman? What weight to give what alleged obstacle? Transgendered was far in the future. And now that glorious future has arrived!

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A Bridge for Sale

8th March 2015

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Yesterday President Obama spoke at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in observation of the fiftieth anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery marches. The White House has posted the text of Obama’s speech here and the video below. I encourage interested readers to check out the text or the video for themselves.

Assuming you have a strong stomach.

President Obama began by paying tribute to Rep. John Lewis, whom he identified as “one of [his] heroes.” Lewis is his hero for more than one reason. In 1965 Lewis was part of the march across the bridge; today he is a ranking Democratic hack protecting the lawlessness of the Obama administration. In Lewis we can trace the fate of the civil rights movement over the past 50 years.

It is with the Civil Rights movement of the 60s that we started the long slow painful slide down the razor blade of Victis Triumphantes, whereby who ever gets to play the role of victim automatically wins any argument, dispute, or pot o’ money that is available.

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Why I’m a Public-School Teacher but a Private-School Parent

6th March 2015

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Evidently White Guild only goes so far.

It’s always amusing to see Voices of the Crust wracked with angst when they act in accordance with their private interest rather than The Narrative.

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Venezuela Fights American Shale with Profanity

3rd March 2015

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It’s easy to understand why Venezuela is unhappy with American shale production. After all, the flood of new crude coming out of the U.S. has contributed to the global oversupply that has led to the precipitous fall in oil prices, which has crippled Venezuela’s economy. Before the price crash, Caracas needed an oil price of at least $122 per barrel to balance its budget, and with crude now hovering around $60 per barrel, Venezuela is hurtling toward default.

But while it publicly blames the United States for innovating its way back into relevance as one of the world’s biggest crude suppliers, privately Venezuela might be more concerned with its fellow OPEC member Saudi Arabia, which has insisted on not cutting production in response to the price slide, essentially consigning its fellow petrostates to budget crises while it weathers the storm on the back of an enormous sovereign wealth fund in a bid for market share. Surely Maduro has some four-letter words reserved for Riyadh as well.

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African-American Media Group Sues Comcast, Time Warner, Al Sharpton for $20 billion

25th February 2015

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A group representing black-owned media companies said two media conglomerates paid off Al Sharpton to make their merger look good.

While the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has yet to decide whether media giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable can merge as proposed, the National Association of African-American Owned Media group has filed an explosive $20 billion lawsuit against the companies – and MSNBC host Al Sharpton — for allegedly discriminating against black-owned media.

The complaint, filed in California on Friday, also names an array of African-American advocacy organizations for partaking in the “devious” discrimination. The plaintiff says it is a group that seeks to “unite voices across the communications and entertainment industries to fight for economic inclusion, including equal access to distribution, investment capital, sponsorship, and other critical resources.”

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Thought for the Day

23rd February 2015

Perry 1 copy

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Paranoid Technology for Paranoid Times

22nd February 2015

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“You’re never without an alibi.”

That’s the tagline of the new smartphone app Alibi, whose splash page is filled with a jerky, lo-fi video of a protest, putting the visitor in the midst of a whirl of yelling policemen, chanting participants, and omnipresent journalists snapping photos. It consciously evokes a kind of paranoia from the outset. Where am I, what kind of an alibi do I need, and how is this technology going to help me get one?

Founded by Jeff Myers and Ryan Salla, the app passively records audio, video, and location data on Android smartphones (it’s not yet available on iOS, and seems unlikely to be in the future given Apple’s store policies of not letting politically controversial tools into their system), and saves the previous hour of information on-demand, so a user always has proof of where they were and who they were with—just in case it becomes necessary. Given the recent killings of Michael Brown and many others in ambiguous violent contexts, Alibi is being pitched as a kind of preventative measure. “If there’s an instance of police brutality and someone has this on, that would be the best scenario,” Myers says.

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Self-Made and Hyperwhite

1st February 2015

Steve Sailer sounds the alarm.

Over the last half-century, enormous efforts have been expended by individuals to get their groups, such as blacks, women, Jews, homosexuals, and Hispanics, certified as authentic victims of society. Just since 2013, the “transgendered” have achieved cultural validation as designated victims, while other potential identity politics groups, such as left-handers and the working class, seem to be fading ever further from the limelight of concern.

But what about nerds? Will they be able to use the enormous wealth and cultural influence they’ve created over the last few decades to achieve recognized protected status? Or will they be increasingly demonized as “hyperwhite”?

Because they are better at thinking about ideas than about people, nerds are particularly prone to misinterpreting women by taking what they say at face value. Nerds don’t know much about what women like, so they use logic, which fails.

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How White Flight Ravaged the Mississippi Delta

1st February 2015

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Another thumb-sucker from The Atlantic.

When Carthan was a young boy, he says he’d have risked punishment for simply walking past the Jones mansion without a proper reason. “I look at the house now, how beautiful it is and well-built it is. I was told slaves built it,” Carthan said, sitting at his desk in the central hall, surrounded by his political memorabilia. “And I think about how well they lived back then, and how we lived back then. This house is huge. There are five bedrooms. It has three full bathrooms. We didn’t have bathrooms at all.” He pauses to let the contrast sink in. “It’s something to focus on,” he says.

But as the mansion’s flaking paint makes clear, the transformation was about a transfer of local power, not wealth. Families like the Joneses have long since left Tchula, taking their business and money with them. The remaining community is 97 percent black and achingly poor.

And, of course, the question that is never explicitly asked, much less gets answered, is ‘Are these people better off now than they were then?’ Such questions undercut The Narrative, something that a Voice of the Crust like the writers in The Atlantic are conditioned from childhood never to do.

In the Delta flatlands and the hillier country to the east, the landscape is dotted with towns and cities that figured prominently in the civil-rights era. Like Tchula, many of those places are now languishing.

Well, then, how did that whole ‘civil-rights era’ thing work out for you? Confrontation of injustice is often necessary but equally often reaches the point of diminishing returns, and the people who don’t keep their ultimate objective firmly in mind will almost always lose their way and wind up in a swamp (sometimes literally). There’s an old saying, ‘You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar’, and like most Old Sayings it contains a lot of truth. The question ‘How can we get white people to treat black people with respect?’ is entirely different from the question ‘How can we make the lives of white people Hell as payback for the Hell they have made of ours?’, and it remains unclear which question the ‘civil-rights’ people are working from — the available evidence is that they consider the two as equivalent, and as long as that is the case, they’re going to be unhappy with the results.

“Businesses don’t want to come to a town like Tchula,” observed Anthony Mansoor, who owns a hardware store downtown. “That bothers me. The people in this town worked so hard to get to where we are today, and in a lot of ways, things are better. But the town is broke. That’s the bottom line.”

Gee, why is that? Nobody seems to know, or want to. Every business in American isn’t run by racist white people, although you’d never know that from reading Voices of the Crust like this one. Why don’t they leave and go somewhere there are jobs? It’s happened before. The real bottom line is that black people in America have been sold a bill of goods by a Crust who need them as a victim class whose problems allow the modern Left to ride into power and whose votes can be bought in order to keep them there. It’s not complicated at all.

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Draft Tom Steyer

26th January 2015

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What better face for the Democratic Party than a straight white gender-conforming male worth $1.6 billion who gave up finance capitalism for cronyism? This billionaire’s political career is a study in what money can buy: His support for Obama bought him a speaking gig at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and the $74 million he spent in the 2014 cycle got him White House access, Democratic votes against the Keystone pipeline, and a presidential veto threat. I cannot be the sole political junkie who is curious as to how much an endorsement by Hillary Clinton actually costs. $10 million, $20 million—if Steyer were to run, we would find out.

Democrats, being shameless, wouldn’t bat an eye. The party of AlGore and Nancy Pelosi has no problem with rich white people buying the votes of non-rich non-white (stupid) people by complaining about other rich white people.

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NYT: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Threatened by White Racists

26th January 2015

Steve Sailer is on the case.

Following up Masha Gessen’s article in The New Yorker, here’s an NYT column on the apparently burning issue of just how big a threat white racists are to poor Dzhokhar Tsarnaev over his not looking white enough.

Sure, he’s white, but not white-white.

Of course, unprivileged discriminated against nonwhites like Professor Nour Kteily of the Kellogg School of Management should not be subjected to such indignities. It’s hard enough for upper middle class Lebanese to get by in the racist hellhole of America when they come here from Canada to share with us ignorant Americans their world-famous Lebanese wisdom on how different ethnic groups can all get along. (E.g., Should your ethnic group shell your neighbors’ apartment buildings with heavy artillery or just stick with sniper fire? Perhaps mortars make an ideal compromise?)

Yeah, I can see that as a problem.

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Speaking While Female

13th January 2015

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Another thumbsucker about how oppressed women are, from the New York Times. (They should take a look at ‘speaking while white male’ if they want to examine oppression.)

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Sweden Democrats Defend Islam Comment

13th January 2015

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Björn Söder, who is also a Deputy Speaker in the Swedish parliament, wrote the comment on Facebook after 12 people were killed in the Charlie Hedbo offices in Paris earlier this week.

On Friday morning, the Dagens Nyheter newspaper reported that Swedish MP Veronica Palm of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s Social Democrat party had reported Söder to the police for racial agitation (hets mot folkgrupp).

“It’s not legal to offend people based on their race, and I think this should be treated as racial agitation,” she told the paper.

Remind me again what ‘race’ Muslim is. (The Thought Police are everywhere in Sweden.)

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Is the Secret Ballot Racist?

13th January 2015

Steve Sailer is not afraid to ask the hard questions.

I don’t recall seeing a complaint before about secret ballots, but it struck me that in the age of the Social Media Justice Warrior, the idea that citizens — many of whom are no doubt racist and sexist — are allowed to vote however they want in the privacy of the voting booth without any electronic paper trail exposing them to the threat of public shaming and advertiser boycott would increasingly seem intolerable.

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Victims Frantically Search for Offense

9th January 2015

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Your guilt is the main weapon wielded by the politically correct. Take it away.

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Peter Kay Listens to Music — Sort Of

6th January 2015

Watch it. And feel free to laugh.

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The Extraordinary Life of Barack Obama’s Imaginary Son

4th January 2015

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In his life, Obama’s imaginary son has been shot at, concussed out of football, and racially profiled. Yet he keeps picking himself up and carrying on. Obama’s imaginary son should be an example to us all. No matter what kind of imaginary circumstances we find ourselves in, we can continue on with our imaginary lives.

One day this country can hopefully move on from racism experienced by imaginary people — and, let’s face it, the country doesn’t have the best of history of its treatment of imaginary people. We have, however, made progress in the civil rights of imaginary people and for that we, as a country, should be proud. We shouldn’t ignore, however, the real truth that racism toward imaginary sons is still a real problem, as our President constantly reminds us. We can’t be afraid to have the conversation, no matter how painful it might be, about continuing the racial healing of imaginary people.

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“Microaggressions”, “Trigger Warnings”, and the New Meaning of “Trauma”

4th January 2015

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Fuck your trauma.

Yes, fuck your trauma. My sympathy for your suffering, whether that suffering was real or imaginary, ended when you demanded I change my life to avoid bringing up your bad memories. You don’t seem to have figured this out, but there is no “I must never be reminded of a negative experience” expectation in any culture anywhere on earth.

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Hardship on Mexico’s Farms, a Bounty for U.S. tTables

19th December 2014

Another thumbsucker from the Los Angeles Times.

Many farm laborers are essentially trapped for months at a time in rat-infested camps, often without beds and sometimes without functioning toilets or a reliable water supply.

And of course such conditions exist nowhere else on earth, and especially not in Muslim countries.

Some camp bosses illegally withhold wages to prevent workers from leaving during peak harvest periods.

And that is totally the fault of the United States.

Laborers often go deep in debt paying inflated prices for necessities at company stores. Some are reduced to scavenging for food when their credit is cut off. It’s common for laborers to head home penniless at the end of a harvest.

Any resemblance to college students after graduation is purely coincidental.

Those who seek to escape their debts and miserable living conditions have to contend with guards, barbed-wire fences and sometimes threats of violence from camp supervisors.

Any resemblance to Communist dictatorships like, say, Cuba is purely coincidental.

Major U.S. companies have done little to enforce social responsibility guidelines that call for basic worker protections such as clean housing and fair pay practices.

Which is, after all, their primary job, and forget about making a profit.

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‘Queer Black and Person of Color Artists’ Claim Responsibility for Lynching Effigies at Berkeley

17th December 2014

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And there you have it.

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Barack and Michelle, Victims of Racism!

17th December 2014

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Pretty much everyone is all over this story, but what the heck: why not pile on? The Obamas are trying to catch the wave of racism that supposedly is sweeping across the land. They may live in the White House, but hey–they are still subjected to racial bias. No, they don’t mean getting preferential treatment when applying to colleges and law schools, or being taken seriously as a presidential candidate after two undistinguished years in the Senate, or getting a $300,000 job with a hospital for no discernible reason.

 

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The Obama Coalition in Action

17th December 2014

Steve Sailer pulls back the curtain.

The exchanges during marches have been even sharper at times. One night in Oakland, African Americans staged an alternative demonstration to avoid “march-jacking” by mostly white megaphone-wielders.

“We’re all trying to make sure the white guys with megaphones don’t take over the whole conversation,” said Eileen Santos, 37, a Filipino resident of Berkeley who has been to several marches. “We’re having more brown and black voices, and that’s good.” …

The conflict has been most visible with clashes between predominantly young white vandals and black people who try to stop them. Several times in Oakland and Berkeley, African American residents have run out of their houses to yell at white vandals who split away from protests to burn and smash things in the street.

“I cannot stand the spoiled, white privileged kids in masks — and yes, that’s what most of them look like — trying to take over the message by destroying things,” said Moni Law, 54, a housing counselor who lives in Berkeley. She and other black demonstrators have blocked groups from breaking windows at several marches, as have white activists.

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Rob Reiner Makes His Stand Against Whole Foods in the Great Vacant Lot of Malibu

1st November 2014

Steve Sailer is on the case.

Having watched the evolution of environmentalism among liberal Democrats in the Los Angeles area over the last 45 years, it’s really hard to take seriously the notion that modern liberalism is about Hope and Change and Opportunity and Equality and the Masses. It’s a lot more about: We’ve got a good thing here and we’re going to keep it.

Lots of people in Los Angeles own a vacation home in the desert near Palm Springs, because that is a big expanse of what was Republican terrain (although Sonny Bono’s widow lost the Palm Springs seat in the House to a Latino Democrat in the last election). But Los Angeles is already a desert so the appeal of getting away to an even hotter desert has always eluded me. Getting away to the beach, however, is a great idea, which is why people like Rob Reiner do it, and don’t want you to do it.

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Prof. Tells Son of Syrian Immigrants That He’s ‘Exerting’ His ‘White Privilege’

24th October 2014

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The video resumes during a confrontation with an individual the videographer identified to Campus Reform as Dr. Miller’s graduate assistant. The assistant, who was seated directly behind the attendee, accused him of suppressing people’s rights. When the attendee asked how he was suppressing people’s rights by filming, Andrea Jenkins jumped in.

“She’s not saying you are suppressing people’s rights, but that you are exerting your white privilege,” Jenkins said.

“I went up to Andrea after the event and informed her that I found what she said offensive, because I am the son of a Syrian immigrant,” the attendee told Campus Reform.

“You guys are instilling the same racial division that you are supposedly trying to combat,” the attendee claims he said.

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The Left Eats Itself: Equal Pay Ad Angers Trans Groups

17th October 2014

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Jewish “comedienne” Sarah Silverman angered transgender groups recently when she starred in an ad promoting equal pay for women. In the ludicrous video, Silverman undergoes a sex change to become a man so she can finally earn equal pay. Unfortunately for her, the eternally aggrieved trans community took offense to the ad.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the victims without a scorecard.

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Students at Women’s College Reject Transgender Student Govt Candidate for Being a ‘White Male’

16th October 2014

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I’m waiting for somebody to formulate a Hierarchy of Fashionable Victim Groups, like Mazlow’s Hierarchy of Needs, to guide those of us who are understandably confused.

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“America’s biggest hypocrite” — Vote for the Video

10th October 2014

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In an email announcing the contest, MoveOn urged applicants to “make a 30-second ad to wake up America to the crisis of big money in our politics.” In its call for submissions, MoveOn declared: “The scale of the problem is clear. The corporate wing of the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Roberts keeps insisting that money is speech and corporations are people. Shadowy, unregulated front groups are pouring unprecedented amounts of money into elections.”

American Commitment has answered the call with a video starring Tom Steyer, perhaps the biggest left-wing gazillionaire funding Democratic campaigns in 2014. He is certainly the biggest hypocrite funding Democratic campaigns this year. American Commitment’s video contest submission is aptly titled “America’s biggest hypocrite.”

Petard, prepare to hoist. (Oh, and go vote for the video. You’ll be glad you did.)

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Dem Braley Calls for Minimum Wage Hike, Pays Interns Nothing

4th August 2014

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

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Cornel West Calls Obama a ‘War Criminal’ at Pro-Gaza Rally

4th August 2014

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Is this the guy that’s the fight promoter? I can never tell one crazy black guy from another.

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Argentina in Whiteface

18th July 2014

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Whenever a major sporting event comes along, the progressive media always has a desired narrative. So it was with the recent World Cup, where it was widely hoped that a racially mixed team would win, proving once again the all-conquering power of ‘diversity’. Alas, when Brazil crashed to its 1-7 defeat against Germany in the semi-final, the desired narrative took a severe beating and started coughing up blood.

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Native Americans KILLED AND ATE DUMBO, Say Archaeologists

16th July 2014

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The primitive folk assessed by many archaeologists as being the original native Americans – that is, the Clovis people – killed and ate the lovable prehistoric elephants that inhabited the continent alongside them, scientists say.

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More Relying on Walmart for Financial Services

11th July 2014

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The world’s largest retailer, best known for low prices on everything from detergent to dining room sets, has become a significant player in the financial services market by doing what it does best: cut costs and appeal to budget-conscious shoppers.

Cue Democrat angst.

“It’s cheaper than anything out there and there are no overdraft fees,” he said of Walmart. “I’ve never had a problem.”

But bank executives do. They say that Walmart can offer low prices on financial services because the chain has cherry-picked services not subject to the layers of regulation that banks face.

Unlike check-cashing services, banks are required to lend in urban and suburban communities, provide direct insurance on deposits, and make detailed reports to several federal and state agencies, said Richard Holbrook, chairman of the Massachusetts Bankers Association and chief executive at Eastern Bank.

“We’re not afraid of competition,” Holbrook said. “We just want to make sure the rules are the same.”

Future of Capitalism can read between the lines:

The line “we’re not afraid of competition” from that banker made me chuckle. Of course he’s afraid of competition, which is why the banks are working to get regulators to prevent Walmart from competing with them. The regulators will probably do what the banks ask, and pile more rules on Walmart, because the competition from Walmart demonstrates that competition works better for consumers than regulation does, which is not a point regulators are eager to make. Notice that when people say “we just want to make sure the rules are the same,” they usually aren’t talking about reducing rules, but increasing them.

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Interfaith Exchanges

11th July 2014

Mark Steyn reads the news so that you don’t have to.

An interesting photograph has surfaced of returning war hero Bowe Bergdahl and one of his captors, the eponymous Haqqani hotshot Badar’udin Haqqani. Believers regard infidels as unclean – that’s why at Guantanamo each new detainee’s Koran is presented to him by guards wearing gloves and carrying the holy book suspended in a surgical mask, because as part of our full-service abasement before our enemies we accept their proposition that we are filthy. So it’s interesting to see young Haqqani getting all touchy-feeling with “Sergeant” Bergdahl.

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Teen Shot, Killed Carrying Out Alleged Armed Robbery: Family Wants tdo Know Why He Was Shot

2nd July 2014

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The family of a teen shot and killed while allegedly taking part in a June 30 armed robbery is asking if killing the 16-year-old was really necessary and whether it was truly an act of self-defense.

He pulled a gun on a guy who was faster on the draw. Think of it as evolution in action.

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Why Democrats Insist on Lying About How ‘Poor’ They Are

2nd July 2014

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Aside from a congenital propensity to lie, of course.

Hillary Clinton claimed that, at the moment she and her husband were signing up for $18 million in book deals, they were “dead broke.”

Harry Reid (who lives in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel) said liberals are getting bullied by Republican billionaires but the Democratic Party “doesn’t have many billionaires” behind it.

Joe Biden (family earnings: $407,000 last year plus a free house, driver, meals, etc.) claims, “I don’t own a single stock or bond. . . . I have no savings accounts . . . I’m the poorest man in Congress.” (Triple fail: Joe isn’t poor, isn’t in Congress and wouldn’t be the poorest member of it if he were.)

Right here in New York, we’ve learned that City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the daughter of a wealthy doctor who left a $6.7 million inheritance, took advantage of a no-interest loan intended for underprivileged New Yorkers to buy a Harlem townhouse. Then she forgot to declare the rental income on required city disclosure forms. The townhouse you and I helped buy her for $240,000 is today worth $1.2 million.

The more Democrats insist on their proletarian cred, the more absurd it gets. They’re no longer just holier than thou: Now they’re prolier than thou.

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Maya Peterson and the Great American Outrage Machine

2nd July 2014

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The media runs on clicks, and outrage brings clicks like nothing else but celebrity gossip; so those parts of the media that don’t run on celebrity gossip run on outrage. Due to the political tendencies of journalists—and this is surely even more the case now, with the proliferation of communist-run new media outlets—media outrage tends to be progressive outrage.

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

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Cashing In on the Ethnic Politics Gravy Train

2nd July 2014

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Like the U.S. government, the New York Times isn’t sensitive enough to Latino culture to use terms like “mestizo” or “mulatto.” They can’t even use the words in this article, much less in one about George Zimmerman. But Latin Americans use those terms: for example, here’s an article about mestizo Bolivians protesting that they should be be allowed to check “mestizo” on the Bolivian census. (Leftist President Evo Morales is a member of a specific Amerindian tribe elected on a tribal rights platform, and he wants everybody in Bolivia to officially identify with a specific Amerindian group rather than with the mestizo majority: classic divide and rule politics on Evo’s part.)

It has always been absurd that only Hispanics get an ethnicity, so now Arab activists are trying to cash in on that absurdity by getting a second official ethnicity for themselves. (Can we get the neocons upset over the Arab ethnic preference push? They still swing some weight.)

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Fundraising Website Yanks Page Devoted to Girl at Center of KFC Controversy

26th June 2014

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The statement was the latest twist in a controversy that began when a Facebook post from 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher’s grandmother went viral. In the post, Kelly Mullins said that she and Victoria had been asked to leave a Jackson KFC restaurant on May 15 by an employee who said the girl’s face was “disrupting our customers.”

The paper reported that surveillance video did not show anyone matching the description of Victoria or her grandmother at either of two KFCs near the hospital. In addition a check of restaurant receipts failed to find an order matching what Mullins supposedly ordered for her granddaughter.

Before the GoFundMe page was suspended, 2,893 donors had given $132,515 toward Victoria’s treatment. KFC has said it has found no evidence the incident occurred, but would still honor its pledge to donate $30,000 toward Victoria’s medical bills.

Grandma was gaming the system. It’s very profitable being a victim these days.

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Bergdahl Roommate: Bergdahl a Deserter Who Should Be Prosecuted

18th June 2014

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he roommate of released U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl testified Wednesday about the freed soldier’s questionable mental state and demanded that Bergdahl be prosecuted as a deserter for the “ultimate betrayal” of allegedly leaving his post in Afghanistan and endangering fellow U.S. troops.

Retired Spc. Cody Full, who served with Berdgahl in the Blackfoot Company and was his roommate, declared that Bergdahl’s “desertion was premeditated” and that the released U.S. soldier “should not be characterized as serving with honor and distinction,” as Obama administration officials have maintained.

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

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Whose Turn Is It Next? Have We Missed Any Categories?

14th June 2014

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The notion of nomination by category is offensive on the face of it. MLK’s dream that people be judged by the content of their character and not the color (or shape) of their skin has turned into its opposite. Now pigment and plumbing are everything. If, in the wretched past, 1/16th black “blood” made one black, it is now a point not only of pride but of privilege. Heck, you don’t even need to prove your racial bona fides. Just FEELING that your cheekbones are high and that makes you a Cherokee is enough to land a coveted teaching position and be mentioned as a possible First-Runnerup Substitute Woman should the Low Information Voters be persuaded that a Benghazi is not a fancy sports car.

Can you imagine that it won’t even take until 2020 for the Perpetually Furious Grievance Crowd (PFGC) to demand a Gay President? A Hispanic Vice President? And why just a regular old boring gay person? That’s offensive to the Transgendered – the gay president should be a former man, now a woman, who is a lesbian. And why should the Hispanic Vice President be a citizen? How unfair to the undocumented! (assuming by then there are any undocumented left who haven’t been made voting citizens).

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How the Asians Became White

11th June 2014

Eugene Volokh examines one of the dirty little secrets of Identity Politics.

Apparently, if you’re a successful minority, then you’re really ‘white’ for victimology purposes.

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