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Academic Absurdity of the Week: Real Chickenfeed Stuff

6th December 2016

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“Intersectionality” is the post-modern identity politics term of art for conflating the car crash of competing victimization categories. I think. Because in addition to oppressed women, minorities, and genderfluid people, it apparently also includes . . . chickens. Also cows.

You have to read the abstract to believe it. Sample sentence:

Such socio-spatial practices are the means through which men, women, chickens and cattle become privileged and/or othered within dominant gender–species hierarchical arrangements.

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The Washington Post Is STILL Melting Down Over Trump Winning the Election

3rd December 2016

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In just one brief period between Monday and Tuesday, WaPo ran the following headlines:

  • Romney twisting in the wind offers a preview of Trump’s reality-show governing style
  • ‘We’ve never had anything like this’: Racist, threatening message left on door of black church
  • Donald Trump’s political mandate is historically small
  • House Democrats demand Chaffetz probe Trump’s finances
  • Trump’s ‘news’ source: Alien lizards, fluoride mind control and voter fraud
  • Why we can’t — and shouldn’t — ignore Donald Trump’s tweets
  • In one tweet, Trump trashes two constitutional amendments
  • Donald Trump and social media have weaponized the conspiracy theory in American politics
  • Trump just scored perhaps the biggest victory of his new tenure. But it comes with a huge asterisk
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump won presidency but lost popular vote
  • Donald Trump is never going to change. Not ever.
  • Trump’s populism is about to face a rude awakening
  • Trump has already defeated the news media. And it’s unclear what we can do about it.
That last one got it right, at least.
Pass the popcorn.

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Reality Bites

1st December 2016

Gavin McInnes examines the Reality Denial Field that is the modern Left.

We are at war with a value system based on meaningless platitudes and conjecture. When you bring up data that contradicts their insane hypothesis they say, “I’m sorry—I just don’t—that sounds completely ludicrous to me,” as Million Student March organizer Keely Mullen did when Neil Cavuto asked her who was going to pay for her free-college utopia.

Play it through logically. Trump is going to deport legal immigrants? How? He’s going to imprison all his opponents? Who? He’s going to make it illegal to burn the flag? What? He’s going to repeal Roe v. Wade? When? He’s going to start a nuclear war? Where? He’s going to dissolve gay marriages? Why? Your belief system can’t make it past one question?

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Here Are All The Hate Crime Hoaxes That Have Plagued The Country Since Trump’s Election

30th November 2016

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Following Donald Trump’s stunning win in the election, a plague of hate crime hoaxes has been sweeping the country.

From California to Illinois to Louisiana, stories are cropping up of hate crimes perpetrated by Trump supporters that later prove to be fabricated by the so-called “victim” of the crime. Here is a roundup of the “hate crimes” identified as hoaxes so far, although there are other unsubstantiated stories that perhaps have not been identified as hoaxes because the perpetrator is more competent. (RELATED: Here’s A List Of Completely Substantiated Attacks On Trump Supporters)

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How Stable Are Democracies? ‘Warning Signs Are Flashing Red’

30th November 2016

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Have you noticed how much of the DemLegHump Media are filled with ‘The world is coming to an end, women and minorities hardest hit’ stories since Hillary fumbled her shot at the ‘glass ceiling’?

I suspect a connection.

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New £5 Notes Contain Animal Fat, Bank of England Admits, Causing Outrage Among Vegetarians

29th November 2016

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Oh, who gives a shit? I mean really….

You want news? News would be when something doesn’t ’cause outrage among vegetarians’.

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Black Lives Matter: We Must ‘Come to the Defense’ of Castro

27th November 2016

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I guess it’s not about Blackness, after all — it’s about Redness.

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Fidel Castro Finally Dies

26th November 2016

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And about fargin time, too.

It will be fascinating to read and view the mainstream media’s treatment of the dead dictator. I wonder to what extent the MSM, which wants to resist “normalizing” Donald Trump, will normalize the Cuban tyrant and his regime, as President Obama has done to some extent. I expect we will see at least a few stories in the “he did some good things; he did some bad things, but what a giant he was” mode.

They will praise him for doing things he didn’t do (but they wish he had) and ignore the things he did do (and they wish he hadn’t). The DemLegHump Media will sufficiently full of Fake News during this next month to choke a Facebook.

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The Biggest Media Meltdowns to Trump’s Win

25th November 2016

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You’d think that the panzers were in Whitehall. I wouldn’t have believed that there were this many immature and foolish people gainfully employed on the airwaves.

This is what happens when people spend their lives breathing their own exhaust. ‘Sky is falling. Women and minorities hardest hit.’

They’re going to look very foolish spending the next four years looking for concentration camps and not finding any.

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Freakout at Vassar College

24th November 2016

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Jon Chenette is the interim president of Vassar College. He is a little late getting in on the freakout act in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president. He takes the occasion of Thanksgiving to make up for his tardiness. He treats the operative shibboleths and cliches as so much stuffing for this particular turkey.

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Another Trump-Inspired ‘Hate Crime’ Turns Out To Be A Hoax

23rd November 2016

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A Trump-inspired “hate crime” at a university in Chicago has turned out to be a hoax.

An openly bisexual senior at North Park University claimed she was the recipient of a homophobic note and hateful emails following Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election. But the school president reported Tuesday the notes are “fabricated.”

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

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In Story on Hate Crimes, CNN Excludes Assaults on White People as ‘Other Attacks’

21st November 2016

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It’s all about the Narrative, Larry.

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America’s Sociology Professors Are Really Steamed About the Cleveland Indians Logo, You Guys

21st November 2016

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The members of the American Sociological Association have decided to be very angry about the Cleveland Indians “Chief Wahoo” logo, and they have collectively written a letter to Major League Baseball commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., telling Manfred just how angry they are.

Alert the media! Oh, wait, they already know … because the first thing one does in a situation like this is release the letter to the DemLegHump Media. You might even eventually get around to sending it to the nominal recipient, but that’s not required — he can read in in the news like everybody else.

“Academic research clearly demonstrates” that nicknames and logos honoring Native Americans “reflect and reinforce societal stereotypes,” “undermine” “accurate understandings of” Native Americans and “harm Native Americans” by “depressing their self-esteem,” Lamont claims. Also, she and other cloistered sociology professors are just sure that Native American team names “convey disrespect.”

Such letters as these certainly reflect and reinforce stereotypes about Professors of Sociology as a bunch of far-left tofu-heads. Perhaps they ought to be banned as well.

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Everyone Needs to Stop Talking About ‘White People’

21st November 2016

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As fun as it is to watch those anti-Trump demos on which white people carry placards slagging off white people, and to read white columnists raging against white rage, and to see white women in the press tearing their hair out over white women who voted for Trump, it’s time to take down the modern left’s obsession with white people.

For following Trump’s shock ascendancy to the White House – another WHITE institution – it’s become clear what all this ‘white people’ talk really represents. It’s not a radical, post-racist attempt to expose where power lies in society and discuss how it might be challenged. On the contrary, it’s a racially charged, dehumanising expression of class contempt by well-connected white people, and some non-whites, for the wrong kind of white people: bad whites; unthinking whites; the dim or undeserving poor; or what used to be known, in times when vile elitism at least had the decency to be honest, as ‘the underclass’.

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A Session on Jeff Sessions

20th November 2016

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The Democrats and their media adjunct played the race card over and over in the campaign that concluded with the election of Donald Trump on November 8. They aren’t about to give it a rest now. They have done a superb job of devaluing the charge. One might reasonably infer that the equal treatment of men without regard to race means nothing to them. Rather, they treat the issue of racism as a charge to be invoked purely for instrumental purposes.

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The Facts About the Dakota Access Pipeline That Protesters Don’t Want You to Know

17th November 2016

Congressman Kramer pulls the lid off.

From the outset of this process, Standing Rock Sioux leaders have refused to sit down and meet with either the Army Corps of Engineers or the pipeline company.

The Army Corps consulted with 55 Native American tribes at least 389 times, after which they proposed 140 variations of the route to avoid culturally sensitive areas in North Dakota. The logical time for Standing Rock tribal leaders to share their concerns would have been at these meetings, not now when construction is already near completion.

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Bernie Sanders calls on Donald Trump to fire Stephen Bannon

17th November 2016

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And I’m sure that Donald Trump is listening hard to Bernie Sanders and will just hop to it. Any second now.

This is just public posturing on Bernie’s part, to demonstrate to his followers that he’s still more-progressive-than-thou.

I guess he didn’t want people to forget that he’s Just Another Politician.

And of course the DemLegHump Media report this as ‘news’. Actual news would be Bernie Sanders saying, in public, that people ought not to jump to conclusions about Stephen Bannon on the basis of hysterical vaporings by the Far Left. But, of course, Bernie would never do that.

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Pravda

15th November 2016

Paul Rahe jerks back the curtain.

If you want a laugh, you should read Jack Shafer’s post on Politico — entitled Will American Now Have a Pravda? It begins with this sentence: “With Breitbart’s Steve Bannon now in a seat of White House power, Donald Trump will have a weapon no president has ever wielded.” Glenn Reynolds’ response on Instapundit is a classic:

  • CTRL-F David Rhodes, zero mentions.
  • CTRL-F John Dickerson, zero mentions.
  • CTRL-F Stephanopoulos, zero mentions.
  • CTRL-F Sharpton, zero mentions.
  • CTRL-F Andrea Mitchell, zero mentions.
  • CTRL-F Tavis Smiley, zero mentions.
  • CTRL-F Katie Couric, zero mentions.
  • CTRL-F Bill Moyers, zero mentions.
  • CTRL-F Gwen Ifill, zero mentions.
  • CTRL-F Candy Crowley, zero mentions.
  • CTRL-F Martha Raddatz, zero mentions.
  • CTRL-F Jeffrey Goldberg, zero mentions.
  • CTRL-F JournoList, zero mentions.

A host of other names could easily be added to Glenn’s list.

Someone who works at Pravda-on-the-Internet and who consorts with those employed at Pravda-on-the-Hudson,Pravda-on-the-Potomac, and the various branches of Pravda-on-the-Airwaves should know better. As Wikileaks revealed, there really has been very little difference between most of the journalists who work for the mainstream press and the campaign staff hired by the Democratic National Committee. They even edit one another’s prose.

Paul was a grad student at Yale when I was an undergrad, and we hung out with the same people. You ought to buy and read his books.

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Canadians Invite Liberal US States to Break Away From Donald Trump’s America

15th November 2016

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We’ll give you Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan in exchange for a pack of gum and a subway token.

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Take the Black Pill

15th November 2016

Kathy Shaidle has reached her limit.

Frankly, I’ve been looking forward to dusting off my If George Bush is Hitler, why aren’t you a lampshade? bitchslap for deployment on social media over the next four years. But otherwise, I’m not sure what else I am looking forward to now.

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CNN Still Pushing Hoax Story About Anti-Muslim Hate Crime That Never Happened

13th November 2016

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Liberal news network CNN is still pushing a hoax story about a Muslim woman who claimed to have been attacked and robbed by supporters of President-elect Donald Trump after his election on Tuesday.

The woman, who attends the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, claimed that two white men, one of whom was wearing a Trump hat, attacked her and stole her wallet and the hijab she was wearing.

The unnamed woman claimed her attackers knocked her to the ground while hurling racial slurs at her.

She later admitted to police that she fabricated the entire thing.

UPDATE: Woman charged after claiming she was attacked and had hijab stolen by men wearing ‘Trump hats’

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Ivy League Professor Calls For GENERAL STRIKE by Black Artists and Academics After Trump Victory

12th November 2016

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Sounds like a win-win to me.

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Slate Writer Calls for ‘Symbol of Solidarity’ to Distinguish Bigots From Everyone Else

11th November 2016

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A Slate writer called on anti-Donald Trump people to begin wearing a symbol on their clothing so they are easily identifiable as non-bigots in a column Thursday.

Lamenting the fact that the people around her do not immediately know she voted for Hillary Clinton, columnist Michelle Goldberg suggests all the non-bigots such as herself begin wearing the symbol as a “quick, easy” way to set themselves apart.

How about that Hillary ‘this way to the hospital’ badge? That seemed to work.

Or they could wear brown shirts. That’s traditional.

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Celebrities Call for Boycott of People Magazine Over ‘President Trump’ Issue

11th November 2016

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They really, really can’t let it go. They really do think that sticking their fingers in their ears and saying LA LA LA LA LA LA LA loudly will make it all go away.

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Libsplaining

11th November 2016

If there’s anything more entertaining than the number of leftist heads that are exploding at the fact that Trump won the election, it’s the number of left-wing ‘journalists’ who are scribbling madly trying to explain to their fellow travelers why Trump won, as if they had any more clue about it now than they did before the election. These are all from bona fide Voices of the Crust:

Great White Irony of Clinton’s Stunning Loss

Ouch: Trump Won Because Voters are Dumb

Revenge of the Forgotten Class

It’s Still the Same United States

Democrats Sold Out the Working Class

Trump’s Win Shattered the Democratic Party

13 Amazing Findings From the Exit Polls

America Has Survived No Experience Before

Why Voters Elected Trump

America’s Most Anti-Election Ever

Garrison Keillor: A Liberal Says, Let It Go

Working Class Whites Got Their Revenge

For the Poor Things Will Get Much Worse

Trump: A Dangerous Instability Coming?

Do the Democrats Have a Future?

Actually It’s Hard to Emigrate to Canada

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Press Already Unhappy with President-Elect Trump

11th November 2016

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President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday refused to let a group of journalists travel with him to cover his historic first meeting with President Barack Obama, breaking a long-standing practice intended to ensure the public has a watchful eye on the nation’s leader.

Trump flew from New York to Washington on his private jet without that “pool” of reporters, photographers and television cameras that have traveled with presidents and presidents-elect.

This is an encouraging sign. And it’s not as if he didn’t warn them.

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Celebrity Meltdowns

10th November 2016

Gavin McInnes weighs in.

What are all these celebrities still doing here? Didn’t they promise us they were gone if Trump won?

It’s been some low-hanging fruit watching celebrities react to this election, but low-hanging fruit is delicious. Lady Gaga asked that we “say a prayer America” and then blew Trump’s mind by standing outside one of his buildings with a sign that said “Love trumps hate.” This is a powerful message because Trump hates love. He was hoping that eventually he could wipe out all the love in America but Gaga was ensuring him that no matter how hard he tried, it would still be there. Where do these people get their views from—Dr. Seuss? He’s not the Lorax, Lady.

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The Unbearable Smugness of the Press

10th November 2016

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This is all symptomatic of modern journalism’s great moral and intellectual failing: its unbearable smugness. Had Hillary Clinton won, there’s be a winking “we did it” feeling in the press, a sense that we were brave and called Trump a liar and saved the republic.

So much for that. The audience for our glib analysis and contempt for much of the electorate, it turned out, was rather limited. This was particularly true when it came to voters, the ones who turned out by the millions to deliver not only a rebuke to the political system but also the people who cover it. Trump knew what he was doing when he invited his crowds to jeer and hiss the reporters covering him. They hate us, and have for some time.

And can you blame them? Journalists love mocking Trump supporters. We insult their appearances. We dismiss them as racists and sexists. We emote on Twitter about how this or that comment or policy makes us feel one way or the other, and yet we reject their feelings as invalid.

Even CBS can smell the coffee.

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Al Sharpton: I Was Just Kidding About Leaving the Country If Donald Trump Won

10th November 2016

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

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Teacher At $47,000-PER-YEAR Manhattan High School Consoles Rich Kids About Trump Win

10th November 2016

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The day after Donald Trump’s presidential election win on Tuesday night, a teacher at a fancypants private high school in New York City penned an essay — datelined NEW YORK — to explain how he is helping the children of obscene wealth cope with “despair, anxiety or indignation” about the news.

The teacher is Jim Cullen. He presides over history classes at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York — right across from Central Park. A single year of high school tuition at the elite bastion costs $47,000. (A year of kindergarten also costs $47,000.)

Perhaps I need a new category: The Crust In Therapy.

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Donald Trump’s victory marks the death of liberalism

10th November 2016

Oh, if only.

On election day, I left my apartment on the east side of Manhattan, walked one block to my polling station, and got in line. A reporter from the neighbourhood paper was asking people who they were voting for and why. The woman ahead of me said she was voting for Clinton, both to stop Trump and because she wanted to see a woman finally break the glass ceiling. The little boy strapped to her chest kept waving at me over her shoulder. I waved back.  Well, instead of breaking a glass ceiling, we’ll be building a wall.

The view from the ‘east side of Manhattan’. Apparently it doesn’t matter that she’s a crook and a liar; all that matters is that she has female parts and isn’t Republican.

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Ten ‘Open Letters’ That Somehow Didn’t Stop Donald Trump

10th November 2016

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President-elect Donald Trump somehow was able to win Tuesday’s election despite a steady stream of “open letters” meant to stop the real estate mogul from becoming president.

Any time you see the words ‘open letter’, you can bet it’s aimed at the friends of the writer, not the addressee.

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Krugman Freaks Out, Vows to Keep Fighting

9th November 2016

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There is much to savor this morning, including the hysteria that is sweeping across the Left. We see it in ways large and small. At one of our local colleges, a class was canceled because the professor was crying too hard to teach. “I don’t feel safe here,” she said. The storm troopers were due any minute, apparently.

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A Freak Out at the Washington Post

9th November 2016

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Making up for lost time, today I’m enjoying (for the first time in memory) reading liberal columns on the Washington Post’s op-ed page. E.J. Dionne isn’t subtle. The title of his piece is “Where white male voters took America.”

Dionne isn’t original either. After the Dems took a beating in 1994, the late Peter Jennings reported that “America threw a temper tantrum.” Dionne parrots this astonishingly juvenile line: “What the polls suggested was that a large number of Americans were prepared to throw a fit, regardless of the consequences.”

Pollster: “Are you prepared to throw a fit regardless of the consequences?”

Respondent: “You’re goddam right, I am.”

Watching the Media Meltdown is our new spectator sport.

My wife asked me why I bought us a popcorn-popper, since we rarely eat popcorn. Well, I think it’s time to start.

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Coming Media Discoveries

9th November 2016

Peter Kirsanow reads the tea leaves (not that hard, really).

Beginning as early as today, but definitely by January 20, 2017, the mainstream media will discover a  host of problems, dangers, failures, troubles, mistakes, and catastrophes that somehow escaped  their attention, or were considered unimportant, during the  last eight years under Obama.

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Silicon Valley Is Freaking Out About the Election Right Now

9th November 2016

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I shouldn’t gloat. But I will.

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Emotional Van Jones: How do I explain this to my children?

9th November 2016

Listen to it.

Just tell them that you drank the Kool-Aid but you were wrong, that the things you accepted as truth were actually lies. But of course you can’t do that.

This is a typical Leftist attempt to dictate the terms of their loss. Somehow it is Trump’s duty to apologize for all the things of which the Left falsely accused him.

 

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Hillary Clinton’s Emailgate Is an Attack on Women

3rd November 2016

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Presumably because all women are pathological liars and crooks like Hillary? Not the message that feminists really want to spread, I think.

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Brexit Threat to Pork Pies

3rd November 2016

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Melto Mowbray pork pies are one of many UK foodstuffs with EU protected status which could be lost after Brexit.

Makes you wonder how they survived all these years before the E.U. arose to protect them.

The absence of any sort of deal on foodstuffs given specially protected status by the EU would also allow British manufacturers to produce their own versions of parma ham and edam cheese, a state of affairs all parties are likely to want to avoid. It would also, in theory, allow pasty makers from other parts of the UK to produce and sell Cornish pasties.

The horror! The horror!

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Esquire Editor Condemns Celebs Silent on Trump

28th October 2016

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Esquire magazine’s resident Chekist, Matt Miller, whose official job title is Associate Culture Editor, is now engaged in a culture war against celebrities whose high crime is that they haven’t joined in the liberal hate fest against Donald Trump by openly denouncing him. Not only does he condemn them generally but Miller goes so far as to list their names along with their social media following.

It doesn’t matter if these celebrities are silent even though they really support Hillary or they are just apolitical or if they secretly support Trump but don’t want to alienate a portion of their fan base. To Miller it is an outright Thought Crime if they don’t loudly become as openly psychotic over Trump as he is.

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Left-Wing Billionaire Rails Against Money in Politics, Quietly Becomes Big Spender in 2016

27th October 2016

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The liberal California billionaire famous for railing against money in politics is slated to become the biggest spender during the 2016 election season.

Former hedge fund manager turned environmentalist Tom Steyer will have spent more than $75 million on this year’s election when all the dust settles. Much of his efforts have gone toward registering millennials to vote, mostly on environmental issues.

It’s other people’s big spending that he objects to, not his own.

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“Atmospheric Radicalization”: The Latest Climate Catchphrase

27th October 2016

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Original Image: Cloudy Sky

You can’t keep up with the jargon without a program….

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‘Republican’ in Hillary Clinton Ad Was Registered Democrat Until 2012

27th October 2016

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And yet Trump is the liar.

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Looking for the Beach Boys

26th October 2016

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The New York Review of Books makes it to the second paragraph before descending into Social Justice Warrior territory:

The story of the Beach Boys is a kind of philosophical problem. Not that they didn’t make some albums still eminently worth hearing, if we go by the unit of the album: Pet Sounds, from 1966, is the prize pony, full of confident hits as well as deep-purple self-absorption (“God Only Knows,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Caroline, No”). For anyone justifiably wary of the whole idea of the pop masterpiece, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), from 1965, is a great uncool record—cornball, hard-sell with its lists of proper nouns and tour-stop shout-outs (“Amusement Parks U.S.A,” “Salt Lake City,” even “California Girls”), but getting grand-scaled in tone and mass. SMiLE, started in 1966 and not really finished till 2011, is the art-song project, a kind of underground labyrinth of melody, exhaustingly effective in its final form.

But time and social change have been rough on the Beach Boys. Their best-known hits (say, “California Girls,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “I Get Around”) are poems of unenlightened straight-male privilege, white privilege, beach privilege. It is hard to imagine that they helped anyone toward self-determination or achieving their social rights. Brian Wilson’s great integrative achievement as a songwriter and producer was absorbed in bits and pieces by others—Paul McCartney especially—but it mostly worked for him alone. In their rhythm and humor the Beach Boys sound squarer all the time compared to Motown, the Beatles, and the Stones, and a lot of Phil Spector. Of course, it comes down to individual songs.

Unbelievable.

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Nets Silent on Perjury Sentencing of Democrat Attorney General

25th October 2016

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The “Big Three” networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) continued their marathon of covering up Democratic scandals and controversies, Monday, by failing to report the prison sentencing of a former Democratic Party “rising star” during their evening broadcasts. “A judge sentenced former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday to 10 to 23 months in prison for committing multiple felonies stemming from a politically motivated act of retribution,” reported CNN’s Max Blau.

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Jorge Ramos and Chelsea Handler Pledge to Leave U.S. if Trump Wins

22nd October 2016

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So we’ve got that going for us.

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AP, PBS, NPR, Most National Papers Still AWOL on Project Veritas Videos

20th October 2016

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The following news outlets can be added to the Zero Coverage list so far: The New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune. The PBS NewsHour and NPR transcripts also came up with a zero. (We can guess why NPR would dump out.) The Associated Press was still a zero.

It’s all about the Narrative, Larry.

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NBC Slams Republicans as Violent Following GOP Office Firebombing

18th October 2016

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Liberal NBC finally dedicated a serious amount of time to the “political terrorism” committed against the North Carolina Republican Party over the weekend, in the form of a firebombing of an HQ office. But instead of focusing on the heinous act, they decided to paint Republicans as the ones stoking the violence.

I am not making this up.

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Reclaiming Toxic Masculinity

17th October 2016

Jim Goad gives it his best shot.

It is always cause for deep personal grieving when I observe a nonsensical term that had long lurked on the fringes of leftist dogma beginning to leak its way into the mainstream vernacular, where it becomes so familiar that your average media-brainwashed moron can’t distinguish it from breathing.

One such term is “toxic masculinity,” which, in stark contrast with “toxic homosexuality,” “toxic bitchiness,” and “toxic blackness,” has slowly and decisively wriggled its way into newsrooms across this crumbling nation.

We are told that masculinity has no roots in biology and is merely a social construct. It’s a miracle that all these “social constructs” happened to be constructed almost identically throughout every culture in history.

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The Fear of Having a Son

16th October 2016

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When my son, Macallah, was born five years ago, my college students asked how it felt to be a new father.

“Terrifying,” I blurted. “All I can think about is bullying.”

Silence and perplexed looks filled the room. “Your child was just born,” a female student said.

“I know,” I responded. “But this boy’s going to be raised to feel and express his vulnerability. That’s a curse in this culture.”

What worried me just as much was the flip-side realization: Whatever my wife and I tried to do to shape our son’s masculine identity would compete against such cultural norms as a postured indifference to school, which can lead to lower grades, graduation rates and academic motivation; a sports and gaming culture that exalt alpha domination (and aggressive male reflexes); and a tight-lipped John Wayne ethos that breeds alienation and, too often, depression.

The beta male’s lament.

 

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