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Target Solves Transgender Issue, Spends $20 Million on Private Bathrooms

19th August 2016

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I’m still not shopping at Target.

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Seattle Offers Classes on ‘White Fragility,’ to Explain Roots of Guilt

18th August 2016

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DiAngelo, who is white, has made a career out of studying whiteness. She earned her doctorate in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in 2004. Ten years later she became a tenured professor in whiteness studies at Westfield State University. Now she is back in Seattle working as a lecturer at the University of Washington. She’s also director of equity for Sound Generations, Seattle/King County and was recently appointed to co-design Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Anti-Racism Training program.

Seattle is not alone in spending tax dollars on educating white people about their purported fragility. Portland Community College held a series of lectures in April under the heading: “Whiteness History Month Project.”

Melinda Bullen, Diversity Rresource Center coordinator at Mt. Hood Community College, lectured on “white fragility.” Bullen, who is white, told attendees, “because of their position of privilege and accustomed racial comfort, whites will often display racial arrogance by denying, debating, trivializing racism or critical thought regarding racial conflict.”

Gotta admire their ability to make money off of suckers on this.

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Harvard Allows Women, Not Men, To Evade Single-Sex Club Ban

17th August 2016

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Some animals are more equal than others.

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New Frontiers in Gendered-Bathroom Battles

16th August 2016

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is finalizing a rule stipulating that homeless shelters must allow transgender women to stay in women’s areas and transgender men to stay in areas designated for men—setting off “a firestorm [that pits] LGBT groups against religious organizations that operate many homeless shelters,” The Hill reports. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is introducing a rule guaranteeing that transgender people can use bathrooms consistent with their gender, rather than biological sex, when in federal buildings. The new regulation, which will be posted in the Federal Register this week, covers 9,200 properties owned by the General Services Administration (GSA), including federal courthouses, Social Security offices, and other spaces across the country.

Let us sit back and watch our civilization crumble into a vast seething mass of quarreling special interest groups, all supported at taxpayer expense.

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TRAGEDY: ‘Gayest College In America’ Has Not Suppressed Anatomically Correct Singular Pronouns

15th August 2016

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An Oberlin College student has taken to the page of the Washington Blade — the nation’s oldest newspaper specializing in news for gay people — to tell America why she “chose the gayest college in America” and why she is really sad that some students won’t stop using anatomically-correct pronouns.

Oh, the humanity!

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’ — Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

 

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Black Lives Matter: The Kardashians Are Racist for Appropriating Black Style

13th August 2016

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A prominent Black Lives Matter activist said celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Chrissy Teigen are misappropriating black style and disrespecting the black community when they wear their hair in “boxer braids.”

The horror!

“Banking on blackness is a shameful enterprise, and the Kardashians are no better than racist judges, prison officials and corporations who make money off the incarceration of black bodies,” Matthews told The Daily Caller.

Matthews said black hair is “ritualistic, a sacred experience black women share with one another dating back to pre-colonial times.”

Hey, she’s married to a black guy. Maybe she’s ‘passing’.

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Vets Hang ‘All Lives Matter’ Banner After Town Mayor Refuses to Remove BLM Banner at City Hall

13th August 2016

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“We seen what went on with City Hall. We’re not happy about it. We’re not knocking Black Lives Matter. We’re not knocking anybody … We don’t care about your color. We don’t care about where you come from — all lives matter,” post Commander Dave Chamberlain told the Boston Herald.

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Feminists Plan to Sue U.S. Education Department Over Title IX ‘Gender’ Policy

10th August 2016

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (DOE) recently enacted a policy redefining the legal category of “sex” in Title IX to “gender-identity.” The DOJ and DOE was empowered to make this change based on the premise that it does not constitute a substantive reinterpretation of the original legislation. Women’s Liberation Front disagrees with this premise, asserting that the change presents a radical departure from the core of the legislation’s meaning and function, writing on their fundraising campaign page:

“This [redefinition] effectively renders Title IX meaningless, as females can no longer be recognized as distinct from males. Indeed, Title IX, the legislation used to champion the very creation of female sports, is now being used to dismantle them, as male athletes demand access to female teams, dominating the competition.

Squabbling over the spoils.

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Video Game About Gentrification Lets You Play the Role of Real Estate Speculator

10th August 2016

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“The problem is that SimCity sells itself as a sandbox, and you end up with a North American modernist city,” he says. “Class and racial conflicts are often removed from the game, even though they’re central to how cities have formed in North America.”

His answer, the new game Nove Alea, is a poetic, not just pedagogical, look at how cities operate, positioning itself as a kind of anti-SimCity. A counter to what he, and many critics, feel is the message and perspective pushed by the iconic game, it places players in a fake city where profit is their goal. Instead of promoting that growth and success are one and the same, Pedercini designed this abstract game to factor in the class and racial conflicts at the root of gentrification and real estate speculation.

‘At the root’? Presumably ‘tendentious’ doesn’t appear in the advertising for the game, nor the phrase ‘political agenda’.

Perhaps their next game will allow you to simulate being a Soviet labor camp commandant.

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College in Illinois Defends Offering ‘Blacks Only’ Courses

9th August 2016

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“While helping my son register for college at Moraine Valley Community College, we noticed that the required course College 101 has two sections limited to African-American students,” one concerned parent told The Chicago Tribune. “He wants to know why there are not two sections limited to Asian-American students? How about Native American students?”

This segregation of students by race seems odd, especially considering the course’s emphasis on diversity.

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Bloomberg ‘Can’t Figure Out’ the ‘Mystery’ of Why Anti-Hillary Books Are Popular

9th August 2016

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During Monday’s edition on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect, co-host Mark Halperin and guest Donny Deutsch tackled one of the day’s hard hitting questions, “Okay Mark, when it comes to the publishing industry, why is this counterintuitive in certain ways, why are Clinton bashing books out there versus zero Trump?” Deutsch was curious about it because, “At this moment, the top three nonfiction books on the New York Times Best Seller list are all [about Hillary Clinton].” And neither one of them could figure it out.

Yeah, that’s a real head-scratcher, all right.

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‘White Trash’ — The Original Underclass

7th August 2016

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The barely veiled implication, whichever version you consider, is that the people undergoing these travails deserve relatively little sympathy — that they maybe, kinda had this reckoning coming. Either they are layabouts drenched in self-pity or they are sad cases consumed with racial status anxiety and animus toward the nonwhites passing them on the ladder. Both interpretations are, in their own ways, strikingly ungenerous toward a huge number of fellow Americans.

 

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Black Lives Matter Comes to Great Britain

6th August 2016

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The Black Lives Matter movement has jumped the Atlantic, and British activists are duplicating the tactics that have made BLM unpopular in the U.S.

Perhaps they’ll succeed in bringing racial segregation to a country that never had it before. What an achievement.

Obvious or not, it isn’t hard to guess what most Britons will make of a coordinated series of demonstrations that mostly involve blocking highways and tramways.

It is hard to imagine how the protesters thought this would be a good idea. If I knew who organized and paid for the demonstrations, I would ask him.

Sure, protest hate by doing things that make people hate you. How is this a good plan?

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‘Bias Incident Team’: Students’ Three Blind Mice Halloween Costume ‘Makes Fun of a Disability”

4th August 2016

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A University “Bias Incident Team” took a carving knife to three students’ “three blind mice” Halloween costumes last fall, saying the costumes mocked the disabled.

The incident took place at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, according to records reviewed exclusively by Heat Street. The offending students had posted pictures of themselves in costume on Facebook.

The documents,which Heat Street obtained under open records laws, reveal that a member of the Bias Incident Team reported the students herself: “There was concern about their choice as it makes fun of a disability,” says the team’s meeting minutes.

The Bias Incident Team decided to follow up directly with the costume wearers, noting that “this incident is being considered a personnel issue in Residence Life” because the students were also staffers.

Photos of the mouse costumes were also removed from Facebook, though it’s unclear whether the Bias Incident Team compelled students to take them down.

A Master Persuader like Trump would spin this as Raising Awareness About Disability and probably get recommended for an award.

Ponder whether this would have come out the same if they hadn’t been three cute blonde white girls.

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Title IX Kills Men’s Teams at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

4th August 2016

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Apparently gender trumps race in this context.

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Undocumented Students Get Big Perks: Jobs, Financial Aid, Legal Support

4th August 2016

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It sure pays well to be in America illegally. Especially if you’re a college student.

Crime never paid so well before.

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Va. Lawsuit Challenges State’s Right to Take Driver’s Licenses for Unpaid Tickets

1st August 2016

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Robert Taylor insists he’s a good guy, but says the state of Virginia has treated him like a bad one ever since he got buried under a pile of unpaid traffic tickets, fees and fines.

The 28-year-old Richmond man spends weekends in jail, can’t hold a job and does not know how he will ever pay off the nearly $5,000 he owes the state.

“I’m not a criminal in any sense of the word,” Robert Taylor told FoxNews.com.

Hate to break the news to you, special snowflake, but yeah, you are.

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‘Green Lives Matter’ College Course Title Has Some Critics Seeing Red

30th July 2016

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Black Lives Matter has taken offense at police saying “Blue Lives Matter” and others who say “All Lives Matter,” but now a Wisconsin school is risking ire by branding a class on environmentalism “Green Lives Matter.”

Not really surprising in a world where being offended appears to be some people’s full-time job.

The course at University of Wisconsin at Green Bay will encourage students to support the “environmental justice movement” by “the merging of civil rights and environmental concerns.” But even Scott Furlong, the dean of social sciences at the school, acknowledged that the class name plays on what has become a loaded term.

Is is really the business of a state-supported college to have a course designed to encourage students to support a political agenda?

“The name doesn’t come across as very sensitive to me due to the BLM movement and the controversy,” said recent UWGB graduate Nathan Fiene, who organized an anti-Donald Trump rally last semester that was heavily attended by Black Lives Matter protesters.

And of course ‘being sensitive’ is the primary criterion for the name of a college course. Sheesh.

Taught mostly by instructors “of color, women, and blue collar sectors of society,” the course fulfills a general education requirement for incoming freshmen, who will learn about topics like “migrant farm worker pesticide exposure” and “urban environmental harms.”

Why don’t they just call it ‘Freshman Democrat Orientation’ and be done with it?

Freshmen can also choose to enroll in “Food Politics,” “The Science and History of Monsters” and “From Disney’s Pocahontas to the NFL: Stereotypes and the Realities of the First Nations People.”

Your tax dollars at work. Aren’t you proud?

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DNC 2016: Susan Sarandon Had ‘Literally the Worst Time’ After Bernie Sanders Lost Primary

26th July 2016

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Anything the gives Susan Sarandon a bad time certainly has my wholehearted support.

Let’s hand her over to ISIS and see whether that recalibrates her meter.

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Student Op-Ed Laments ‘Lack of Attention to Race Issues’ in New ‘Ghostbusters’

25th July 2016

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I am not making this up.

The movie’s treatment of Jones’ character Patty was not satisfying as it resorted to the sassy black woman stereotype. However, as Jones often plays the type of character she did in the film in comedy sketches, I can only give the film’s makers the benefit of the doubt and hope they were riding on Jones’ comedy character that she has built for herself, as Patty did have some of the best lines.

I guess having a fat ugly black woman as one of the ‘scientists’ wasn’t empowering enough. Oh, well.

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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

Read it. And watch the video.

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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