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Feminists Demand Quotas for Award Nominations at Cannes Film Festival

26th April 2016

The Other McCain is on the case.

We know that women directors can make box-office hits — Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail), Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Look Who’s Talking, Clueless) and Penny Marshall (Big, A League of Their Own), for example — but I have no idea what the overall profit picture looks like on female-directed films. However, the feminists complaining about award nominations for women directors at Cannes don’t give a damn about profit, do they? Neither do feminists give a damn about audiences (the people who pay to see movies, and are thus the source of profit) and they don’t give a damn about the actual work that a director must do to deliver the product on time and under budget.

What feminists care about is an idea of “equality” that actually results in favoritism — quotas for women, or else they’ll file a lawsuit or organize a boycott or just protest and complain until somebody gives them what they want. And what do feminists want? More.

This constant demand — “More!” — is characteristic of totalitarianism.

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My Favorite News Item of the Day

22nd April 2016

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John Kasich is beginning to vet his potential running mates. There have been delusional presidential campaigns before, but usually they flame out quickly — Kasich is delusional for the long haul.

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Glyphosate Found in Some Cereals: Alarmists Generate Useless Panic

19th April 2016

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Environmental alarmists are worse than pit bulls with a bone when it comes to refusing to let go of any random myth or misinformation they happen to pick up. Sometimes it appears that their chief targets are any modern technologies that are particularly useful to humanity. Last month, a really stupid Moms Across America study reported that it had found parts per billion (ppb) of the herbicide glyphosate in organic wines. Basically, the chemophobes found the presence of glyphosate that was between 10 and 3,000 times lower than the EPA’s safety threshold. And never mind that drinking alcohol is a considerable risk factor for developing many kinds of cancer.

So a new set of environmentalist pit bulls calling themselves the Alliance for Natural Health USA is reporting that they tested a bunch of commercial brands of cereals, some eggs, bagels, and coffee creamers. What horrors did they uncover? Take corn flakes, for example. AHA-USA reports that the glyphosate was detected at less 75 ppb which even they acknowledge is 66 times lower than the EPA’s safety threshold of 5,000 ppb. Their highest detection was for an instant oat meal which was 22 times lower than the EPA’s safety threshold for oats 30,000 ppb. The AHA-USA did manage to find organic cage free eggs in which glyphosate residues were double to triple the EPA’s very low threshold of 50 ppb.

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US Election: Hundreds of Thousands of Californians Thought to Have Mistakenly Registered for Far-Right Party Ahead of Key Primary Vote

18th April 2016

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Hundreds of thousands of Californians may have mistakenly registered as members of a far-right political party with segregationist roots, which opposes same-sex marriage and abortion and has called for the construction of a Trump-style wall along the US-Mexican border.

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times found that that as many as three in four supposed supporters of California’s American Independent Party (AIP) believed they were registering as independent voters, free of party affiliation. Their mistake could prevent them casting potentially crucial votes in the Golden State’s primary on 7 June.

Among those thought to have ticked the AIP box on their voter registration forms, under the erroneous impression they were declaring themselves independents, are actors Demi Moore and Emma Stone; former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard; Mark Pincus, founder of tech firm Zynga; and Patrick Schwarzenegger, the son of former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Talk about your Low Information Voter … and their vote is just as good as yours. Think about it.

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Academic Absurdity of the Week: The Coming Vegankampf

18th April 2016

Steven Hayward of Powerline is on the case.

Really, I don’t mean to pick on vegans relentlessly. I actually know a couple of conservative vegans, and hey, if you want to deprive yourself of tasty animals, it’s a free country. But of course there are the other kind of vegans who, following most leftist enthusiasms, would like to make it mandatory for everyone.

The first step is integrating veganism fully into the current mode of identity politics, thus providing a pretext for Bruce Springstein to boycott cattle-ranching states or something. Behold this Ph.D abstract from Durham University:

Queering Veganism: A Biographical, Visual and Autoethnographic Study of Animal Advocacy.

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

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Priests Are Handing Out ‘How to Recognise Us’ Guides After One Father Was Mistaken for a KKK Member

17th April 2016

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Father Jude McPeak was on his way to get some frozen yoghurt when he was mistaken for a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

McPeak, a Dominican friar and member of the St Paul’s Catholic Church network in Bloomington, Indiana, caused alarm on the city’s university campus after students thought he was a klansman walking around town with a whip.

The only whip McPeak had that evening, however, was in frozen yoghurt form. A set of rosary beads hung from his white robes.

Having gone to graduate school at I.U., I can testify that they are not the sharpest knives in the drawer — those go to Purdue or Notre Dame.

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The Sanders Surprise

14th April 2016

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Everything you need to know about the 2016 race for the Democratic presidential nomination can be found in a single moment in one of the early debates, when Bernie Sanders was asked for his thoughts on banks. His face creased in pharisaical rage.

“They trample on the middle class, they control Washington, and why do they chain all their pens to the desks?” he demanded. “You gotta break up the banks into little pieces and then flush the pieces down the toilet so you can never put the banks back together. Then you just make the bankers pay for college for everyone, and America’s fixed!”

People used to scratch their heads over how the Nazis could be democratically elected to govern so civilized a country as Germany. Well, Bernie Sanders is demonstrating that it isn’t as hard as you might suppose.

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German Soldiers Forced to Leave NATO Exercise Early Due to Overtime Limits

11th April 2016

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German soldiers were forced to leave a four-week Nato military exercise in Norway after 12 days after using up all their overtime.

Currently, military personnel are allotted a 41-hour working week where overtime cannot be compensated by additional income but with corresponding free time.

Soldiers have complained to the German parliamentary watchdog that they are spending entire days doing nothing due to the country’s working restrictions.

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Into Every Life . . .

11th April 2016

Kevin Williamson documents the unimaginable.

I recently was treated to an outstanding example of the genre. Traffic was snarled up on a busy thoroughfare in Houston, in part because one lane of traffic was blocked by a truck. The truck was a water truck, and workers were using that truck to water trees planted in openings in the sidewalk of a commercial district. Of course public agencies must plant trees: If private citizens were permitted to plant trees in sidewalks, then we surely would suffer terribly from variety rather than enjoy the comforts of conformity. And, because the public sector plants the trees, the public sector must maintain the trees.

It is impossible to imagine, even for the sake of argument, that driving through the car-choked urban streets of a city enduring some of the nation’s worst traffic with water trucks is the most efficient means of delivering water to trees. It the sort of thing that just might barely make sense in a desert city such as Nevada or Phoenix; given that Houston enjoys (“enjoys”) a humid subtropical climate in which the nearby Gulf of Mexico dumps about 50 inches of rain into the city annually (about the same amount of rainfall as Miami Beach receives) it isn’t clear that doing that is necessary at all, but doing it during the middle of the day, when there is a great deal of traffic, rather than at night, when there is not, borders on hostility.

Except: This was actually happening in the rain.

The main difference between a robot and a government employee is that a robot doesn’t expect a cushy pension when it’s working life is done.

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CHOICE Launches Free-Range Egg App

10th April 2016

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The app, CluckAR, comes in the wake of consumer affairs ministers’ disappointing decision last week to sign off on a national standard for free-range eggs that has no requirement for hens to ever actually go outside and allows free-range eggs to be produced by hens stocked at up to 10,000 birds per hectare – more than six times the current voluntary limit of 1,500.

For those with nothing more important to obsess over.

(I am not making this up. I wish I were.)

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Bad Yelp Reviews of Churches Are as Hilarious as You’d Expect

9th April 2016

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The sort of people who would do a Yelp review of a church are the sort who are looking for a ‘church home’.

Any resemblance between them and real Christians is only in their own minds, if I may so stress the language.

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Terry Castle (London Review of Books) Does Hillary

8th April 2016

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It should be awesome, we figure: our first sighting, not only of the She-Deity, but also of her millionaire internet-drone advance guard – boyish CEO putti of Cupertino and Mountain View, who have begun (it is rumoured) to flutter Democratically about her. Young-Titan Tesla guys with entrepreneurial dream-teeth and a no doubt healthy obsession with other men.(They’re good boys at heart: their artisanal leather wallets are made from 100 per cent organic Niman Ranch grain-fed beef.) The rail-thin wives should be there, too, of course: agile, urgent, newly hatched Clintonistas, vaguely dissatisfied with everything, but keeping it real enough with teal-green silicon eyeballs and pricey MRS degrees from Stanford. Not to mention the usual klatsch of ruling-class hangers-on: radical Botoxers; Pilates Instructors for Peace and Zero Body Fat; members of the pedicure-rights community – all Teetering-for-Hillary in black sheath dresses and fuck-me pumps.

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Indonesian Pop Star Dies After Being Bitten By Cobra On Stage

8th April 2016

Read it. There’s video, but I wouldn’t suggest watching it.

‘The paths of glory lead but to the grave.’

Think of it as evolution in action.

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California Man Rescued by Helicopter After Clifftop Marriage Proposal

8th April 2016

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Michael John Paul Banks, 27, scaled 600-foot Morro Rock around 15 minutes before sunrise Thursday to ask for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage via the video messaging app Facetime.

Banks’ girlfriend said yes, but popping the question turned out to be the least nerve-wracking part of his day.

Morro Bay fire Capt. Todd Gailey told the Associated Press that Banks tried to take a different, “much steeper” route down the cliff than on his ascent.

“He couldn’t go any direction, on a sheer ledge, with his feet dangling 80 feet off the ground,” Gailey said.

I predict a short marriage and a young widow.

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Swedish Scientists Set to Study Whether Cats Have Accents

31st March 2016

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Susanne Schötz, a phoenetics researcher from Lund University, is collecting samples of sounds made by cats from Lund, in Sweden’s far south, and Stockholm, almost 400 miles to the north.

By analysing the melodies and tones of cat vocalisations, she hopes to find out whether they vary based on where the cats live.

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

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ELLE on Earth

30th March 2016

Jacques Hyzagi in a delightful piece that is nominally about interviewing a fashion designer but covers so much more.

By 3:45 the meeting was suddenly back on in a bar in the West Village. Then by 3:30 the location was changed to the East Side. By 4:00 as I just crossed town it was cancelled again and back on by 4:15 at a different place but Anne had to go pick up her young kids by 5 so the meeting would be short. Although Anne had my phone she was sending these directives via CDG as if I was working for them and they were then relaying them to me by phone. I had more luck meeting that Hezbollah leader in downtown Beirut for an interview.

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More Fun From the UK: ‘Politically Black’

24th March 2016

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The Evening Standard reports that during a speech given by Marlene Ellis – a Momentum activist and member of Chuka Umunna’s local party – she claims that her local Labour party branch in Lambeth is ‘very, very right-wing’. In a recording passed to the Standard, she is reported to claim that she is ‘tired of black MPs’ and wants ‘policy from a black perspective’, before suggesting that ‘there’ll be some black MPs that don’t align themselves with being politically black’. Given that Ellis is a key figure in Labour’s branch in Lambeth – where Umunna is MP for Streatham – her remarks have been seen by some as a reference to him, although Ellis has denied this. ‘Our argument is that questions of race and racism should be foregrounded in politics and policy. That’s what political blackness is,’ she said.

Can’t say she’s wrong.

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First-World Problems: Latte Lawsuit

22nd March 2016

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… a federal lawsuit claims that the Seattle-based coffee giant deliberately underfills its lattes by approximately 25 percent.

The horror! The horror!

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Harry Potter and the Pointless Outrage: J.K. Rowling Accused of Appropriating Native American Culture

10th March 2016

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This story might make you want to point a wand at your computer screen and shout Avada Kedavra: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has come under fire for appropriating Native American culture in recently released stories that build on the mythology she created.

Is something wrong with this? No. There is an entire genre of fiction, in fact, built around “secret histories,” where authors use real historical events or legends but retell them with revisionist or fantastical elements.

But Rowling has run afoul of the people who shout “cultural appropriation” whenever someone borrows from an ethnic tradition to which they do not belong. As was the case with Renee Bierbaum—the yoga instructor who was shut down by the county government after a Native American activist accused her of culture theft—a militant defender of Native traditions is asserting that Rowling is taking “a living tradition of a marginalized people.”

“That’s straight up colonialism/appropriation,” wrote Dr. Adrienne Keene, an academic and member of the Cherokee Nation, on Twitter.

Somebody needs to tell these people to get over themselves.

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French Students Encouraged to Smoke At School Because of Terrorism

9th March 2016

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In a country where one-third of teenagers are regular smokers, the risk of an attack on a group of students amassed on the street was deemed greater than the well-documented dangers of tobacco usage. The BBC reports that the union of school administrators first suggested a change in the policy banning smoking at schools immediately after the attacks, but was flatly rebuffed by the health ministry.

Regardless, schools have begun allowing smoking on their property even without permission from the national government, which Deputy Secretary General Michel Richard of the administrators union justified by saying, “Students massing on the street constitutes a very high risk, one that is certainly greater than that posed by the consumption of tobacco.”

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Western Washington U. Students Demand College for Social Justice Indoctrination

7th March 2016

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Student activists at Western Washington University—a public university in Bellingham, Washington—have published their demands, which easily trump Oberlin College students’ demands in terms of sheer absurdity. WWU students want an entire academic college dedicated to breeding social justice activists, separate residential safe spaces for racial groups, and a student committee charged with policing offensive speech.

It’s no exaggeration to say that if students got their way, WWU would essentially become an indoctrination camp. The proposed College of Power and Liberation would teach a very narrow far-left ideology, and the proposed Office for Social Transformation would investigate professors and students who are accused of microaggressions.

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Class Action Suit Filed by Residents Over Flint Water Crisis

7th March 2016

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Not, of course, the Democrat officials who caused and exacerbated the crisis.

Flint, with a population of about 100,000, had switched from Detroit’s water system to the Flint River as a way to save money until a new pipeline to Lake Huron was ready. But during those 18 months, the corrosive water leached lead from the city’s old plumbing because certain treatments weren’t added to the water.

And the REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR could have personally added those treatments to the water and MALICIOUSLY WITHHELD them. So give us money. Oh, and if you throw that stinky REPUBLICAN in jail, that’s good too.

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Oberlin ‘Social Justice’ Professor Claims Israel Behind 9/11 and ISIS

5th March 2016

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And Hitler was all the Jews’ fault. It’s perfectly clear to me now.

Oberlin College professor Joy Karega, a social justice writing instructor at the Ohio-based liberal arts college, has published a series of posts on social media that largely blames the 9/11 attacks and the rise of the Islamic State and Charlie Hebdo attacks on Israel, according to a report in the campus newspaper that included numerous screenshots of the scholar’s comments.

What is a ‘social justice writing instructor’? And why does an educational institution (outside of a Communist state) have one?

A campus spokesperson told The Tower in response to the revelation of Karega’s comments that “Oberlin College respects the rights of its faculty, students, staff, and alumni to express their personal views. …The statements posted on social media by Dr. Joy Karega, assistant professor of rhetoric and composition, are hers alone and do not represent the views of Oberlin College.”

But if anyone had published similar screeds against Muslims, it would have been Hate Speech Hell for whoever was involved: Fired, expelled, sued, and pilloried in the media.

#BlackLiesMatter. Never doubt it.

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Ve said, xe said: A guide to gender-neutral language

3rd March 2016

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In 2014, the University of Vermont became the first school to allow students to select their preferred pronouns, like xe or zir, in a campus-wide database. Harvard University, the University of California system and the University of Tennessee, among others, have since followed suit.

But for those unfamiliar with gender-neutral pronouns, using them properly can prove confusing, sometimes simply due to the abundance of terms available

Some widely used pronouns include, but are not limited to, they, ne, ze (singular)/hir (possessive), ze (singular)/zir (possessive), spivak, ve and xe. Each pronoun has first-, second- and third-person conjugations plus plural versions.

Be the first on your block to be so open-minded that your brain falls out.

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This Week’s Cavalcade of Campus Crazy

28th February 2016

Steven Hayward at PowerLine dishes it up.

Some times one thing leads to another, and you end up going down a rabbit hole of campus crazy. Wait—isn’t “rabbit hole” a speciesist metaphor? I’m sure it is somewhere. Will Rogers used to say that it’s no trouble being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you; my paraphrase is that who needs joke writers when you have most of the professoriate working for you.

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Climate Change Benefits the Rich at the Expense of the Poor, Study Finds

26th February 2016

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Women and minorities hardest hit, of course.

[Okay, that ties junk science in with class warfare — if we can only get racism or homophobia into the mix as well, we’ll have the perfect progressive platform.]

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Why Many Millennials Don’t Eat cereal

26th February 2016

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Almost 40 percent of the millennials surveyed by Mintel for its 2015 report said cereal was an inconvenient breakfast choice because they had to clean up after eating it.

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The Most Hilarious Product Placements in Cinema

23rd February 2016

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James Bond loves his Sony smartphones; Jurassic World is outfitted entirely with Mercedes vehicles. All facts we wish we didn’t know about our favourite movies but which, unfortunately, have crept depressingly into our consciousness thanks to the thriving practice of product placement.

And here I always thought that James Bond using a Sony phone was just another instance of government employees being stuck with using products from the lowest bidder.

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Rutgers Students Hold Group Therapy Session After Milo Yiannopoulos Visit

20th February 2016

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According to the paper, students and faculty members held a wound-licking gathering at a cultural center on campus, where students described “feeling scared, hurt, and discriminated against.”

“A variety of different organizations and departments were present to listen, answer questions and show support” to the apparently weak and vulnerable students, who just a few days prior had disrupted Yiannopoulos’ event by smearing fake blood on their faces and chanting protest slogans.

One student at the event told the Targum that they “broke down crying” after the event, while another reported that he felt “scared to walk around campus the next day.” According to the report, “many others” said they felt “unsafe” at the event and on campus afterwards.

“It is upsetting that my mental health is not cared about by the University,” said one student at the event. “I do not know what else to do for us to be heard for us to be cared about. I deserve an apology, everyone in this room deserves an apology.”

God help these kids when they get out of their parents’ basements and into the Real World.

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Bernie Sanders: Gloria Steinem Made Me an ‘Honorary Woman’

19th February 2016

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I, for one, am fully prepared to believe it.

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It’s Not Just Kids: Pet Safety Paranoia Is a Thing, Too

18th February 2016

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What’s next? Missing pet pictures on milk cartons?

As if we weren’t already consumed with fear when it comes to our kids, now the pet industry wants in. There’s big money in making us believe we need to monitor our kids’ every move and guard against kidnapping, and Big Pet can smell it.

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Nato Is Considering Joining Fight Against Isis, Says US Defence Secretary

11th February 2016

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Because ISIS totally operates in the North Atlantic. Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

Isn’t it time we got rid of NATO, and let the Europeans pay for their own defense?

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The Constitution Rewritten by Sensitive College Students

10th February 2016

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We the People [not ALL the people] of the United States [U.S.-centric!] in Order to form a more perfect Union [singles’ therapy and anatomy-neutral gingerbread persons available to uncoupled undergrads] establish Justice [students unfairly punished for “wrong” answers on organic-chemistry exam should join the Tweet for A’s study group], insure domestic Tranquility [teaching assistants who are married but still exploring their socio-sexual identities advised to stop reading now], provide for the common defence [those who have ever felt intimidated by campus security, please gather in the cafeteria, Thursday at 2 P.M., for Stoning ‘n Donuts] promote the general Welfare [warning: could cause distress to anyone not happy all the time], and secure the Blessings [anti-atheistic] of Liberty [full disclosure: I’m going outside now to dumpster-dive for lunch and do community service—it’s a beautiful day, though I mustn’t forget that the fine weather is a serious indicator of global warming] to ourselves [the Committee of Apologies feels shame that the Founding Parents used such a possessive, exclusive, and egomaniacal pronoun] and . . . [The length of this Preamble, which consists entirely of one complex sentence, is discriminatory to those suffering from A.D.D., as well as other learning issues, so we are skipping ahead to Article I, Section 1; not that we’re implying that there’s anything wrong with a disorder, or even learning, as long as it is consensual.]

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Anti-Israel Students Want to Ban Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, a Tool of Their Oppression

3rd February 2016

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Students at Vassar College have struck a critical blow against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian: they signed a resolution calling on the college to divest from Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Without a doubt, the hour of Palestinian liberation has finally arrived.

Forward, the Revolution, for all freedom-loving peoples!

The resolution calls on Vassar to disallow students from consuming Ben & Jerry’s during official functions. I scream, you scream, we all scream because it never stops.

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Black NBA Star Denounces Chinese “Year of the Monkey” Promotion as Racist

3rd February 2016

Steve Sailer finds such things so you don’t have to.

Bucks TV analyst Marques Johnson says he was called into a conversation player DeMarcus Cousins was having with the Kings operations team over the controversial shirt.

‘I walk into the building and DeMarcus Cousins calls me over to an animated discussion he’s having with Kings operations people. He [asks] me, “Olskool, what you think about this T-shirt? Told him a little insensitive on first day of Black History Month.” They pulled the shirts,’ said Johnson on his Facebook page.

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UConn Building ‘Black Only’ Segregated Dorm

2nd February 2016

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From segregation to segregation in only 50 years. That’s progress.

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Italian Reporter Attacks Rowdy Football Fan With Inflatable Banana on Transfer Deadline Day

2nd February 2016

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Not something you see every day.

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Leonardo Dicaprio Being Offered Lenin Role Has Angered Russian Communists

1st February 2016

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Can’t say that I blame them. We wouldn’t want him to give Lenin a bad name.

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Tools to Solve Those First World Problems

1st February 2016

HidrateSpark Smart Water Bottle.

Make sure you’re drinking enough water with HidrateSpark, the smart water bottle. Connecting to the Hidrate app on your phone via Bluetooth, this bottle is outfitted with advanced technology and a precise sensor to keep track of how much water you consume. The app sets goals for what you should drink each day and it will send you helpful, friendly reminders to keep you sipping. If you do forget to drink your water, HidrateSpark will glow to alert you instantly.

George Carlin once said: ‘If you nail together two things that have never been nailed together before, some schmuck will buy it.’

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New Wedding Trend: Sologamy (Marrying Yourself)

31st January 2016

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When the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, some who objected to the ruling opined that this will lead to legalizing polygamy or even group marriages (where two or more couples marry each other). What they didn’t mention was a new kind of marriage trend which also goes against the biblical definition of marriage being between one man and one woman. The new trend is called Sologamy, which defines marriage between one man or one woman – otherwise known as marrying one’s self.

I am not making this up. On the other hand, I have no confidence that the writers aren’t. But it’s fun to read.

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Witches Will Cast a ‘Protective Spell’ on a Chicago Neighborhood to Stop Gentrification

29th January 2016

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Yeah, let me know how that works out for you.

‘I can call spirits from the vasty deep!’
‘Well, so can I, or so can any man;
But do they come when you do call for them?’

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Top US Naval Intelligence Officer Barred From Access to Classified Naval Intelligence

29th January 2016

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So … what has transpired over the last 800 days or so in the national-security arena? ISIS went from being the “jayvee team” to a terrorist quasi-state launching deadly attacks from the Sinai to the streets of Paris. Iran’s navy fired missiles at US Navy ships and captured ten American sailors. China built an island in the middle of the ocean and claimed the area as territorial waters. North Korea has … continued being North Korea.

What did two top officials of naval intelligence know about any of these crises, and others? Probably nothing at all other than what appeared in the papers, because the admiral in charge of naval intelligence has had all of his clearances suspended since November 2013. The Washington Post reported last night that one of Vice Admiral Ted Branch’s key aides had his clearance suspended at the same time.

Unbelievable.

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The Next Cuban Gristle Crisis: US Navy Warship Powered by Beef Fat

24th January 2016

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The USS Stockdale, a guided-missile-launching destroyer, has set sail powered by an unusual fuel – waste beef fat.

The ship, deployed this week in the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, is part of the Navy’s Great Green Fleet initiative, which is trying to make swabbies more environmentally friendly by using alternative fuels for power.

“The Navy’s use of renewable energy in the Great Green Fleet represents its ability to diversify its energy sources, and also our nation’s ability to take what would be a waste product and create homegrown, clean, advanced biofuels to support a variety of transportation needs,” said US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

“Today’s deployment proves that America is on its way to a secure, clean energy future, where both defense and commercial transportation can be fueled by our own hardworking farmers and ranchers, reduce landfill waste and bring manufacturing jobs back to rural America.”

This might sound like environmentalism gone mad but don’t have a cow, man, because there’s method to the Navy’s madness. The beef fat was purchased from ranchers in the Midwest at competitive rates, Vilsack said, and rendered into fuel by a California company at a cost of $2.05 per gallon.

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Artist Turns Classic Video Games Into Subway Maps

21st January 2016

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Sure, why not? Some people just have too much time on their hands.

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SC College Student Falls 6 Floors After Trying to Spit on Party in Apartments Below, Police Say

21st January 2016

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Let that be a lesson to us all.

(Time to review the admissions process to see how this moron got in….)

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Bernie Sanders’ Radical Past: How the Vermont Firebrand Started Wearing a Suit and Gave Up on Taking Over Big Companies

19th January 2016

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Sanders believed his work in Burlington could spread socialism throughout America. In April 1985, the Los Angeles Times published a lengthy interview with Sanders in which he outlined his plan to spark “radical change.”

“I think from one end of this country to the other, people are ripe for political revolution. Fifty percent of the people do not bother voting in the presidential and statewide elections,” Sanders said. “The vast majority of those not voting are low-income people who have given up on America. The whole quality of life in America is based on greed. I believe in the redistribution of wealth in this nation.”

It would appear that Democrat primary voters will be faced with a choice between a fool and a crook; neither is really an outlier within the Democrat tradition, so it will be interesting to see where they come down.

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Mohammed’s Millinery

18th January 2016

Mark Steyn ponders the irony.

Canadians are dead, and so is satire. Six Quebeckers get slaughtered by Islamic terrorists in Burkina Faso, and to honor their memory Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leads a moment of silence …at a mosque.

And probably didn’t think twice about it. It would have been hilarious if a jihadist had cut his head off, but you can’t have everything.

Speaking of prime ministers, having spent his entire premiership assuring us that whatever happens in the news headlines is nothing to do with Islam, David Cameron has suddenly discovered a few things that are to do with Islam. The opening paragraph from Mr Cameron’s column in the London Times:

Where in the world do you think the following things are happening? School governors’ meetings where male governors sit in the meeting room and the women have to sit out of sight in the corridor. Young women only allowed to leave their house in the company of a male relative. Religious councils that openly discriminate against women and prevent them from leaving abusive marriages.

The answer, I’m sorry to say, is Britain.

Ah, right. And who in Britain bears responsibility for letting a parallel self-segregating society incubate and grow these last 20 years?

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10% of College Graduates Think Judge Judy Is on the Supreme Court

17th January 2016

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The people have spoken. Barry, here’s your next SC nominee.

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Honest Posters for This Year’s Oscar Nominees

15th January 2016

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I’d like to see these on the street.

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Flying Turkey Ruffles Feathers About ‘Emotional Support’ Animals on Planes

15th January 2016

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If you think that air travel has gone to the birds, it has -literally.

We’re talkin’ turkey, as in that big Thanksgiving bird, one of which recently was spotted aboard a Delta flight acting as a “support animal,” and that’s causing a flap over how passengers are using, and abusing, comfort animal rules.

So how can a turkey get on a plane?  Simple.  The passenger provided proper documentation proving the fowl was indeed their emotional support animal, so Delta let the bird on board, and even gave it its own seat.

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