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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

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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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The ‘Intentional Poor’ — SWPL Fantasy

31st October 2013

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Of course, no matter how bad the job market is, there are clear distinctions between those who have the privilege to opt for poverty and those who are poor through no choice of their own. If things get rough, Price has a career to fall back on.  Banjo can return to his childhood bedroom, where he stayed before hitting the road. Corey’s young charges aren’t stuck in high-crime neighborhoods with subpar schools and services like most of America’s poor. And people who choose poverty are often free to make exceptions; despite his otherwise modest lifestyle, Price pays $53 a month for a cell phone and owns both an iPad and a MacBook Air.

So it’s all just pretend, sort of an extended vacation camping trip.

The demographics of  these two groups are also starkly different: The pockets of people who choose poverty are nearly all white, experts say, while around half of the impoverished in the U.S. are black and Hispanic.

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

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The Biter Bit: Obamacare Jacks Up Her Insurance

29th October 2013

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“I spent two years defending Obamacare. I had constituents scream at me, spit at me and call me names that I can’t put in print. The congressman was not re-elected in 2010 mainly because of the anti-Obamacare anger. When the congressman was not re-elected, I also (along with the rest of our staff) lost my job. I was upset that because of the health care issue, I didn’t have a job anymore but still defended Obamacare because it would make health care available to everyone at, what I assumed, would be an affordable price. I have now learned that I was wrong. Very wrong.”

When Klinkhamer lost her congressional job, she had to buy an individual policy on the open market.

Three years ago, it was $225 a month with a $2,500 deductible. Each year it went up a little to, as of Sept. 1, $291 with a $3,500 deductible. Then, a few weeks ago, she got a letter.

“Blue Cross,” she said, “stated my current coverage would expire on Dec. 31, and here are my options: I can have a plan with similar benefits for $647.12 [or] I can have a plan with similar [but higher] pricing for $322.32 but with a $6,500 deductible.”

She went on, “Blue Cross also tells me that if I don’t pick one of the options, they will just assume I want the one for $647. … Someone please tell me why my premium in January will be $356 more than in December?”

My question is where we will find sufficient roosting space for all of these homeward-bound chickens.

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Thought for the Day

26th October 2013

Barkley copy

I guess it worked.

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Fructose: the Poison Index

26th October 2013

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Whatever you’re doing, if you enjoy it, cut it out.

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A 91-0 Football Game Isn’t Bullying: It’s About Economics and Culture

24th October 2013

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Aledo High in Texas beat Fort Worth Western Hills 91-0 in a recent football game, and that was with Aledo pulling starters early, slowing down its offense and operating under a clock that never stopped. Aledo is the top team in Class 4A in Texas and has blown out everyone it’s played by at least 41 points, including two 84-7 games. But it took no joy from this one. “I’m upset about it,” Aledo coach Tim Buchanan told the Star-Telegram of Fort Worth. “I don’t like it. I sit there the whole third and fourth quarter and try to think how I can keep us from scoring.”

Yeah, I really want to play on a team where the coach has to worry about keeping us from scoring.

Winners win, and losers lose — and losers whine, and in these degenerate modern times, that’s all it takes to win.

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Feds Try to Eliminate Housing for the Deaf — at Complex BuiltfFor Hearing-Impaired

22nd October 2013

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“I think it’s about the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in a while,” said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who attempted to negotiate the impasse. “There are a lot of stories of out-of-control regulators, but this just seems to be going to the extreme.”

A 2005 federal study found that the U.S. had virtually no affordable housing for the deaf. So the federal government helped build Apache ASL Trails, a 75-unit apartment building in Tempe, Ariz., designed specifically for the deaf. Ninety-percent of the units are currently occupied by deaf and deaf-blind seniors.

But now, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development says Apache ASL Trails violates civil rights law — because it shows a preference for the hearing-impaired.

“A preference or priority based on a particular diagnosis or disability and excluding others with different disabilities is explicitly prohibited by HUD’s Section 504 regulations,” says a HUD memo about the project. “There is no legal authority contained in any of Apache Trails funding to permit such a priority or preference.”

Your tax dollars at work.

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Circus Ordered to Take Down Posters After One Complaint From a Woman Who Is Scared of Clowns

20th October 2013

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A council has removed posters advertising a circus following a complaint from a woman who is scared of clowns.

Leighton Buzzard Town Hall Council said it took down the adverts after one complaint – in a town of 28,000 people.

An unnamed female resident told the authority the posters were scaring her whenever she drove past them, explaining that she suffers from coulrophobia.

Oh, well, that’s all right then.

Phobia expert and hypnotherapist Christine Black suggested the complainant and council may have gone about addressing the issue in the wrong way.

‘The council have merely accommodated her fear,’ she said.

‘The lady is trying to manage her fear by controlling her environment but she needs to control the irrational fear.’

Good luck with that advice….

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The Wannabe Oppressed

17th October 2013

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What do America’s college students want? They want to be oppressed. More precisely, a surprising number of students at America’s finest colleges and universities wish to appear as victims — to themselves, as well as to others — without the discomfort of actually experiencing victimization. Here is where global warming comes in. The secret appeal of campus climate activism lies in its ability to turn otherwise happy, healthy, and prosperous young people into an oppressed class, at least in their own imaginings. Climate activists say to the world, “I’ll save you.” Yet deep down they’re thinking, “Oppress me.”

In his important new book, The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse: Save the Earth, Punish Human Beings, French intellectual gadfly Pascal Bruckner does the most thorough job yet of explaining the climate movement as a secular religion, an odd combination of deformed Christianity and reconstructed Marxism. (You can find Bruckner’s excellent article based on the book here.) Bruckner describes a historical process wherein “the long list of emblematic victims — Jews, blacks, slaves, proletarians, colonized peoples — was replaced, little by little, with the Planet.” The planet, says Bruckner, “has become the new proletariat that must be saved from exploitation.”

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The Weapon of Unlimited Victimhood: Pigford and Shirley Sherrod’s Vengeance

12th October 2013

The Other McCain turns over a rock.

Heads are still shaking about the unspeakable cruelty of Shirley Sherrod suing Susie Breitbart, a widow with four kids, as a substitute defendant for her late husband, because Sherrod blames Andrew Breitbart for her ouster from the Department of Agriculture.

Tom Vilsack demanded Sherrod’s resignation in July 2010 because Democrat political operatives at the White House panicked after Breitbart released the video of an NAACP audience’s enthusiastic approval of Sherrod’s story about how she denied assistance to a white farmer. The political panic occurred after that video got played in edited form on a Fox News broadcast, but Breitbart was not responsible for how Fox News depicted the story, nor was he responsible for Tom Vilsack acting as a political hatchet-man.

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Oregon Man Who Lost Son to Suicide Killed in Colo. on Awareness Walk

11th October 2013

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An Oregon man who lost his gay son to suicide and was walking across the country to raise awareness about bullying is dead after being hit by a truck in eastern Colorado.

Think of it as evolution in action.

Reminds me of the story of the cute little baby seal that some do-gooder environmentalist group had ‘rescued’ and raised tenderly until it could be ‘released into the wild’ off the coast of California. It was doing  a lap around the ship to the ooohs and aaaahs of the crowd when a shark came along and had it for lunch.

Remember, reality doesn’t know you’re there. Or care.

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Surprise! “A Married Mom and Dad Really Do Matter”

10th October 2013

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Rejection of common sense biological and evolutionary observations are much in vogue among the social engineers and their activist counterparts.  But it bears repeating — yet again — that wishing something were so, because in your mind a just world would make it so, does not, in fact, replace what is.  And yet it is we who are labeled anti-science — albeit by those whose idea of science is the politicized kind that can be “settled” and based around contemporary consensus when empirical data doesn’t fall their way.

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Connecticut Woman Killed After Capitol Hill Chase Reportedly Had Mental Health Issues

4th October 2013

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No shit. Who writes these headlines?

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What Never? Well, Hardly Never

24th September 2013

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Obamacare does, of course, have something to do with the debt. But that aside, is it true that past Congresses have never used the debt ceiling in order to get their way on non-budgetary issues?

No it is not true. Indeed, Obama’s assertion is so untrue that Glenn Kessler, the “Fact Checker” at the Washington Post gives it four Pinocchios.

It turns out that Congress has been doing what Obama says it has never done since 1973. That year, led by Ted Kennedy and Walter Mondale, the Senate sought to make a campaign finance reform bill a condition of raising the debt ceiling.

Obama, either a bold-faced liar or terminally ignorant. Not a great set of choices….

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Prohibition: Twin Sister of Women’s Suffrage

18th September 2013

Steve Sailer connects the dots.

We live in an era obsessed with gender oppression. For example, Americans were recently alerted that the women of Harvard Business School are deprived of their rightful grade point averages by being asked out so often on expensive dates by well-heeled suitors.

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The Cruelty of the Overclass

8th September 2013

John Derbyshire, Patron Saint of Dyspepsia, is admirably pessimistic today.

Gelernter was not the first to notice the casual, ruthless arrogance with which the elites impose their will on the rest of us, but the process has rarely been described so well.

With the passing of sixteen years, the arrogance has only become more gross, shameless, and cruel. I thought I had the measure of our overclass, but I was shocked at the heartlessness with which Paula Deen was treated.

Hey, she was white. What did she expect?

Liberalism is not just wrongheaded; it is malicious. And it never quits until its target has surrendered unconditionally to overclass norms. You thought they’d finished tossing and goring the Boy Scouts of America? Think again….

Hey, they’re male and straight. What did they expect?

Europe is of course the overclass ideal. In Germany, a swarm of state agents converged on a home last Thursday and abducted four children to prevent their being homeschooled. Coming soon to an American household near you.

Hitler and Mussolini and Lenin and Stalin were not aberrations but rather natural developments of European intellectual movements. Be careful what you wish for….

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Solar Panels Create Safety Hazards for Firefighters

8th September 2013

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New Jersey firefighters were unable to save a warehouse due to the building’s 7,000 solar panels, according to local reports.

The fire chief on scene refused to allow firefighters on top of the building due to multiple hazards posed by the building’s solar panels.

Heh.

Electric shock and slipping and tripping on solar panel roof displays are just two of a number of potential hazards in fighting fires at “green” structures, say experts. Others include structural collapse because of the weight of the panels on the roof and inhalation exposure as solar batteries exposed to fire are capable of generating extremely caustic fumes and gases.

Heh heh.

“We may very well not be able to save buildings that have alternative energy,” New Jersey’s acting Fire Marshall William Kramer said to the Star Ledger.

Heh heh heh….

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Schakowsky Blasts Black CEO for Making Too Much Money

8th September 2013

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In a Huffington Post op-ed penned by Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) on Labor Day, the congresswoman blasted McDonald’s CEO Donald Thompson, “one of corporate America’s most successful African Americans,” for making too much money.

Black people are supposed to be POOR and DEPENDENT ON THE GOVERNMENT! Not RICH and SUCCESSFUL! Let’s get with the program!

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E-Cigarette Use Among Teens Is Soaring, Federal Survey Shows

8th September 2013

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Oh, no, the sky is falling again. (yawn…) $10 says that the first politician to jack his/her jaw about it will be a Democrat….

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Rapist May Have Contracted HIV From Victim, Lawyer Says

4th September 2013

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What goes around, comes around.

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Marijuana Grower Killed by Own Booby Trap, Police Say

3rd September 2013

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Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said Ricketts was driving an ATV on his property on Saturday afternoon when he was nearly decapitated after running into a nearly invisible wire that was part of fortifications he made near four large marijuana plants.

Let that be a lesson to us all.

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Black Student Sent Racist Text Messages to Himself in Bid for Student President

30th August 2013

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St. Peter’s Prep was the victim of a racism hoax this week, when a black student running for student president claimed that he had been sent racist texts warning him to drop out. It now turns out that the 16-year-old student sent himself the text messages.

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

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