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Transgender Person on Trial For Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old Girl In Bathroom

19th October 2017

Attention, Target Shoppers.

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Single-Payer Nightmare: No Surgeries For Smokers, Obese In UK

19th October 2017

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The chief problem with the government providing your health care is that they then get to dictate your lifestyle choices. I see very little distance from the government health care system deciding that smokers or fat people don’t get medical care to forcing a woman to get an abortion.

He who pays the piper calls the tune, and when your stuff comes from the government you have to dance the way the government tells you.

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Women Denounce Harassment in California’s Capital

19th October 2017

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I guess California isn’t the Progressive Paradise we’ve been led to believe.

Or maybe it’s just the Democrats are generally assholes.

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‘As a senior doctor, I witness the NHS crumbling on a daily basis – I don’t know how much longer it can go on like this’

18th October 2017

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How about that great government-provided healthcare! Don’t you wish we had a system like that in the U.S.?

If John McCain gets his way, we will.

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Ending Economic Apartheid

17th October 2017

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Thanks to its greenbelt and slow-growth policies, Boulder, Colorado is the nation’s most-expensive and least-affordable housing market of any city not in a coastal state. As a result, as noted in an op-ed in The Hill, the number of black residents in Boulder declined by 30 percent between 2010 and 2016, leaving less than 1.6 percent of the city with African-American ancestry.

Portland uses the same system to cement its reputation as the Whitest City in America. An airy contrivance of virtue-signaling that has the added (but unstated) benefit of getting rid of the Useless Underclass (black). I guess the system works.

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The Chief Problem

17th October 2017

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The Toronto school board has voted to abolish job titles such as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer out of concern the word “chief” in job titles could be offensive to Indians. A spokesman for the school system admits that no one has actually complained about the word.

The peacocks redress where no man complaineth.

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We’re Marching, Marching to Shibboleth

16th October 2017

Why is the default reaction of the proglodyte Left to anything they don’t like is a march of some kind? I think the last time that had any impact was, what, forty years ago?

There are even people ‘marching against Trump’ — does anybody think that Trump will pay any attention?

Is this just virtue-signaling, or is there some sort of resume-enhancement going on here?

 

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The Bergdahl Deception

16th October 2017

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Students of ancient history may recall that in May 2014 the Obama administration traded five high-ranking Taliban terrorists held at Guantanamo for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. In 2009 Bergdahl had walked off his base and set off a manhunt that proved costly in blood and resources. Taken into custody by the Taliban, he was turned over to the Haqqani network.

President Obama announced Bergdahl’s return in a Rose Garden press conference featuring Bergdahl’s parents. Obama pretended it was a great triumph when it was at best a pitiful reflection of his obsession with closing our detention facility at Guantanamo. (The White House video of Obama’s announcement is posted here.) To add the customary insult to the unusual injury, Obama failed to provide Congress with the mandatory 30 days’ notice about the plans to transfer the Taliban officials from Guantanamo.

Who better than national security adviser Susan Rice to go out and lie about it on Obama’s behalf? Speaking on one of the Sunday gabfests, she earnestly assured us that Bergdahl had been “captured in combat” and “served with honor and distinction.”

Today Bergdahl pleaded guilty to the charges of desertion and misbehavior lodged against him. Sentencing is to occur on October 23. All in all, a case that in its various facets perfectly represents the character of President Obama and his administration.

 

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Man Caught Spray Painting Swastika on College Campus Is Black, Report Says

16th October 2017

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Nothing says that a black guy can’t be a Nazi.

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California, Adios!

16th October 2017

Jim Goad in on the road.

I spoke with friends who are planning to leave the state because they’re terrified of saying a positive word about Donald Trump for fear of having their heads smashed in with bike locks. And I don’t blame them, seeing as how the state has thrown a collective conniption ever since he announced his candidacy. Californian radicals threw some of the most violent tantrums at Trump rallies during the entire campaign, and, of course, Berkeley gets incinerated every time someone to the right of Che Guevara tries to make a peep.

If you removed California from the 2016 presidential election, Trump would have smashed Clinton in the Electoral College in a 306-177 rout. He also would have flogged her in the popular vote by nearly 1.5 million.

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The Bobos of Antifa go on Trial

15th October 2017

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In a notorious incident in Paris last year, a gang of “anti-fascists” attacked and burned a police car, assaulting the officers inside it. Despite their being masked, several of the thugs were identified and apprehended, and have been put on trial. As it turns out, these violent youngsters are from “good families”, and are not desperate and destitute proletarians, as the mythologists of the left would have us believe.

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Half of All Mexicans Paid a Bribe in the Previous 12 Months

15th October 2017

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No wonder Democrats want more of them in his country; they’re tailor-made for the Democrat base.

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Progressive Cities: Home of the Worst Housing Inequality

14th October 2017

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America’s most highly regulated housing markets are also reliably the most progressive in their political attitudes. Yet in terms of gaining an opportunity to own a house, the price impacts of the tough regulation mean profound inequality for the most disadvantaged large ethnicities, African-Americans and Hispanics.

Wonder why that is.

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Why Republicans Can’t Get Anything Done

14th October 2017

Jonah Goldberg makes excuses.

I’ve got the answer for you — two words: John McCain.

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Rebranding

13th October 2017

Per Scott Adams, I renounce the phrase ‘Social Justice Warrior’ and adopt the phrase ‘Peacock’, since they are predominantly engaged in Virtue Signalling.

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Gun Toting Robber Waltzes Into Convenience Store, Clerk Immediately Opens Fire

13th October 2017

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For which he will probably get fired.

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Cyrus Vance Is a Product of Dangerous One-Party Rule

12th October 2017

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It’s been a bad month for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. First there were reports that he declined to indict Ivanka Trump and her brother Donald Jr. for allegedly misleading prospective real estate buyers, but not til after Vance had received a large donation from Donald Sr.’s lawyer. Then Vance turned out to have had the same damning audio recording of Harvey Weinstein admitting to groping a woman’s breasts that The New Yorker published Tuesday, yet he declined to pursue the case.

The Manhattan DA’s office has more than 800 investigators on its payroll and took in more than $12 billion from asset forfeiture since 2009. It was more than capable of doing the work that Ronan Farrow did for The New Yorker, but it didn’t.

In a normal election, this kind of two-punch October Surprise would be more enough to sink a candidate. But New York City doesn’t have normal elections. Republicans offer largely token opposition in citywide races, and most of the borough-wide races (save for Staten Island) are the same way.

While New York City allows “fusion tickets,” where a candidate runs on the line of more than one party, no third party has taken advantage of this recently to mount a credible challenge to Democratic rule.

This is the result: A district attorney faces serious questions about his ethics and his prosecutorial decisions, in a case that’s getting massive attention in the news cycle, yet he has little fear of it costing him his job at the ballot box in a few weeks.

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Campus chaos — a shout-down a day

12th October 2017

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Stanley Kurtz reports on the escalating campus free speech crisis. He notes that last night’s disruption of Charles Murray’s speech at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor means that every working day for the past week has seen a significant shout-down.

The brownshirts of the Left are on the march. Yet Trump is the New Hitler.

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Why Woodrow Wilson Is America’s Worst President Ever

12th October 2017

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You want a New Hitler? Wilson was the Hitler before Hitler.

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Boy Scouts to Admit Girls in Historic Rule Change

12th October 2017

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Soon to be renamed the Young Pioneers in line with other Communist youth groups.

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Social Justice Activists Disrupt Charles Murray’s Speech at University Of Michigan

12th October 2017

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The event, which was slated to begin at 6:00p.m. EST, was immediately shut down when student activists filled up the auditorium. The group projected a “white supremacist” hologram above Murray’s head as he attempted to speak.

Students who appeared to occupy most of the auditorium seats continually chanted “Charles Murray, go away. Sexist. Racist. KKK,” throughout the proceedings. A live stream of the event procided by the College Republicans chapter who hosted the event showed the debacle as it happened.

 Your Michigan taxpayer dollars at work.

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University of Oregon Students ‘Exercise Free Speech’ by Shouting Down University President

12th October 2017

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According to The Oregonian, the students didn’t have a cohesive message, but chanted “Nothing about us without us,” implying that they wanted to have a larger say in the school’s administrative direction and the decisions it made. The protesters complained about neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other social justice issues.

The Left Coast is increasingly descending into anarchy.

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Postcolonial Parenting

11th October 2017

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At breakfast, in the glass-towered city of Vancouver, five-year-old Abigail looks glumly at her half-eaten bowl of cereal.

“What is it, honey?” I brush the bangs back from her face.

She lets out a big sigh. “I wish I wasn’t white.”

I start. Nothing in the parenting manuals has prepared me for that.

“All we’ve ever done is hurt people,” she continues. “I wish my skin was dark and that I had a culture.”

This is not a world in which I would wish to raise a child.

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Here’s 19 Times Eminem Talked About Beating and Raping Women

11th October 2017

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Not unexpected from a white prole who wishes he were a black gang-banger. He can get treatments to turn his skin dark if he really wants it.

And yet Trump is the New Hitler.

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Eco-Terrorist Admits Necessity Plea Was A Ridiculous Justification For Sabotaging Pipelines

11th October 2017

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An environmentalist activist convicted of sabotaging oil pipelines in 2016 now claims he is having second thoughts about using the necessity defense to justify his crimes.

Michael Foster, who was convicted earlier this month of criminal mischief after damaging the Keystone XL Pipeline, now claims that he might “honor the judge and the jury and their verdict” rather than appealing the conviction. The antic was probably a waste of time, he now claims.

“It’s been a year, and pollution is worse today than the day I turned the Keystone valve shut,” Foster, who faces up to 21 years in prison for his actions, told reporters Tuesday. “Based on that alone, I wonder how effective it was. If people don’t respond quickly (to climate change), it won’t matter.”

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NHS Will Be Forced to Make Cuts Without Emergency Bailout, Chief Executive Warns

11th October 2017

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The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.

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The False Ideas Intellectuals Peddle at College Campuses

11th October 2017

Walter Williams brings the heat.

As George Orwell said, “some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.”

Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they remained there and didn’t infect the rest of society, they might be a source of entertainment, much in the way a circus is.

Let’s look at a few stupid ideas peddled by intellectuals.

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Patient Dies After Waiting 6 Hours to See a Doctor In Canada

11th October 2017

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Don’t you just love that government-provided health care? Don’t you wish we had a system like that in the U.S.?

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Journal Retracts Pro-Colonialism Essay Right Before Columbus Day

11th October 2017

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A journal retracted an essay defending colonialism on the Saturday before Columbus Day, alleging that the journal’s editor had received a threat.

Taylor & Francis, publisher of Third World Quarterly, withdrew “The Case for Colonialism” because of “serious and credible threats of personal violence” to journal editor Shahid Qatir, reported The Chronicle of Higher Education. Bruce Gilley, the Portland State University political science professor who authored the piece, had asked for its withdrawal.

He’ll still be tagged as a Bad White Person forevermore.

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‘Feminist Economics’: Coming to a College Campus Near You

11th October 2017

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If you haven’t yet heard of “feminist economics,” get ready, because liberal economists, policy organizations, and activist groups are pushing the concept as the next battleground for women’s rights.

Because condemning catcalling and “toxic masculinity” in cultural terms isn’t enough, they’re now targeting government policies and institutions they contend are oppressive and discriminatory toward women.

In order to level the playing field, feminist economists are calling for a massive expansion in government benefits, from universal child care to universal health care plans that cover abortion, birth control, sterilization, fertility, and surrogacy.

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Suicidal Prog Boomers

8th October 2017

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Whenever there is a man-made mass casualty event, to use the term of art, there are a finite number of narratives. There is political terrorism, lone crazy guy, disaffected youth, political crazies, religious crazies and finally, the conspiracy. The 9/11 attacks were well planned political terrorism, while the Orlando gay club shootings was just a religious crazy. Columbine and the black church shooting were the work of disaffected youth. The Connecticut school shooting was an example of a nut getting loose with a gun.

One interesting thing about the recent political crazies is the perpetrators have been acting in defense of the establishment.The BLM murders were blacks motivated by President Obama to kill whites and cops. The guy who shot Congressman Scalise was a Bernie Bro. The knife wielding crazy out west was a Bernie Bro too. Even the hoaxes are done by people who are trying to defend the status quo against dissent. The last anti-government act by political crazies was the Federal building in Oklahoma.

The other interesting thing is that the stuff getting called terrorism is almost always done by crackpots and lunatics, using religion or politics as an excuse. The well organized terror attack by competent political actors is rare and increasingly rare. The West suffered more from this sort of terrorism in the 60’s and 70’s than today. The so-called “lone wolf” stuff the authorities worry about is always a lunatic getting into Islam or Progressive politics, then deciding to start killing people for the cause.

Another thing worth noting is that after Columbine, we were told by experts that this was the coming trend. Disaffected white youth would be going nuts and shooting up public places. That never happened. Shootings at schools tend to be adults and those adults tend to be known lunatics. The Columbine style event never became a trend. The closest we got was Dylan Roof. It’s an example of how the people running the media have a ready supply of ways to blame white men for everything.

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Have Tattoos? Well … Study Says: Lower Your Professional Expectations

8th October 2017

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And rightly so.

Have a tattoo? If the answer is “yes,” it’s more likely you’re unemployed or completely out of the labor force. On average, your income is lower. You’re more probably a smoker, use illegal drugs, engage in risky sexual behavior, have been a victim of crime, and have been incarcerated for committing crime yourself.

People – both males and females – with tats are less educated, have lower grade point averages, have limited vocabularies, suffer depression more frequently, are not as well groomed and – in the case of females – not as good looking.

All of this is detailed in two studies (the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health and the Australian Study of Health and Relationships) which collected information on tattoos. Unfortunately, the studies only included a yes or no question regarding having one or more tattoos, and didn’t differentiate between having one discrete tattoo from being covered from head to foot with tattoos glorifying demons, racism, sexism, violence, hatred and so forth.

But, the important question is, do people become losers because they get inked, or do they get inked because they’re losers. Which came first? The tattoo or being a loser?

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Texas Official After Harvey: The ‘Red Cross Was Not There’

8th October 2017

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I do not give money (or anything else, including blood) to the Red Cross. I have been unimpressed with their performance for decades.

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‘I Hate White People’: Teen Accused of Hate Crime Against Elderly Man in NYC

7th October 2017

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According to the New York Post, an 18-year-old named Devon Ahmad attacked a 65-year-old white male after the two men shared an elevator.

Ahmad reportedly said, “White people suck. I hate white people. White people are the source of my problems.”

Black Identity Extremism is the new black.

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YouTuber Demonetized Hours after Rush Limbaugh Reads Her Article on His Show

7th October 2017

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Yesterday, October 5, after Rush read my article on his show, I made a video that included my reaction to him talking about it on the air. It wasn’t up for three hours before my videos started getting the dreaded yellow dollar signs — which means YouTube just took away my ability to be paid for them. YouTube made sure that whatever bump in subscribers or views I got from Rush would not benefit me in any way.

YouTube is owned by Google, whose motto is famously ‘Don’t Be Evil”.

But apparently not “Don’t Be Political”. If it doesn’t bother you that the people controlling our Internet infrastructure are rabid Social Justice Warriors, it ought to.

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For Some BART Panhandlers, Begging Is Their Job

7th October 2017

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Experts say the traveling panhandlers are Roma, sometimes called gyspies – an widely-used term based on a misconception that the Roma originated in Egypt (they originated in northern India) and a label increasingly seen as perjorative.

They weren’t too eager to talk to us. “How long do you stay on the train? How many hours?” we asked one mother. “I don’t know because it’s first time,” she said.

The Kleenex crew, as we soon were calling the other group, were chattier once they learned our producer spoke Italian. One man told us he rides the rails every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 or 8 p.m. He said he was also from Romania and lives in Hayward.

Hayward was also the home of another Kleenex panhandler. She told us she works the trains seven days a week and makes $50 to $100 a day.

“They come on to BART because it’s a target-rich environment,” said BART Deputy Police Chief Ed Alvarez.

While BART is well aware of the panhandling groups, “It’s a First Amendment protected right to panhandle,” said Alvarez.

Panhandling may be legal, but where is the money going?

It turns out the Kleenex crew isn’t as destitute as their “help me” notes would make it seem. On several different nights we recognized half a dozen of them loading into a couple of Audis, a Mercedes and a Kia and counting their haul for the day.

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The Culture of Death — and Disdain

7th October 2017

Peggy Noonan speaks truth to power.

Why do so many Americans have guns? I don’t mean those who like to hunt and shoot or live far out and need protection. I don’t mean those who’ve been handed down the guns of their grandfather or father. Why do a significant number of Americans have so many guns?

Wouldn’t it help if we thought about that?

I think a lot of Americans have guns because they’re fearful—and for damn good reason. They fear a coming chaos, and know that when it happens it will be coming to a nation that no longer coheres. They think it’s all collapsing—our society, our culture, the baseline competence of our leadership class. They see the cultural infrastructure giving way—illegitimacy, abused children, neglect, racial tensions, kids on opioids staring at screens—and, unlike their cultural superiors, they understand the implications.

Nuts with nukes, terrorists bent on a mission. The grid will go down. One of our foes will hit us, suddenly and hard. In the end it could be hand to hand, door to door. I said some of this six years ago to a famously liberal journalist, who blinked in surprise. If that’s true, he said, they won’t have a chance! But they are Americans, I said. They won’t go down without a fight.

Americans have so many guns because drug gangs roam the streets, because they have less trust in their neighbors, because they read Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road.” Because all of their personal and financial information got hacked in the latest breach, because our country’s real overlords are in Silicon Valley and appear to be moral Martians who operate on some weird new postmodern ethical wavelength. And they’ll be the ones programming the robots that’ll soon take all the jobs! Maybe the robots will all look like Mark Zuckerberg, like those eyeless busts of Roman Emperors. Our leaders don’t even think about this technological revolution. They’re too busy with transgender rights.

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Former Canadian Ambassador to US: Trump Wins With Pipeline Cancelled

7th October 2017

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Thank you, Justin Trudeau.

A former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. says this week’s cancellation of the Energy East pipeline is a huge win for President Donald Trump’s administration.

Frank McKenna told CTV’s “Question Period” Saturday that the cancelled pipeline will keep oil-rich Alberta dependent upon shipping petroleum to U.S. markets.

“We see this as a huge win for Donald Trump and the United States of America. They get continued access to Canadian gas and oil for decades to come at deeply discounted prices,” he said. As a former premier of the Atlantic province of New Brunswick, where the pipeline was slated to pass, McKenna said the cancellation means at least 3,000 jobs potential jobs to build the project have now vanished.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is blaming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the loss because new climate change criteria had recently been added to an already overly-bureaucratic review process.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

6th October 2017

University Prez Tried To Stop Donald Trump Jr. From Giving Speech But Wound Up Failing

Liberal Pundit: Unpopular Trump Could Be Re-Elected, Since ‘Character Assassination Is the GOP Specialty’  Like being called ugly by a frog.

Clothing store advocating hate has billboard of Trump depicted as Hitler removed in a day

The cost of Donald Trump’s travel could pay to send 128 cargo ships full of aid to Puerto Rico  Not a  peep about Obama’s travel. And how many cargo ships could be send for a MSM anchor’s pay?

Donald Trump is failing and the White House is working overtime to cover it up  Sure looks like he’s winning to me. Maybe not in this alternate reality.

Donald Trump’s administration accused of undermining Affordable Care Act  Oh, ya think?

Mika Brzezinski Says Trump Has A ‘Strange Sexual’ Thing For Her  He’s got Melania, sweetheart, he doesn’t need you.

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FBI Warns of More Violence From ‘Black Identity Extremist’ Groups

6th October 2017

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And yet none dare call it raaaaaaacist.

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NHS Patients Going Blind and Missing Cancer Treatments Due to Hospital Failings, Report Finds

4th October 2017

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How about that great government-run health care! Don’t you wish we had a system like that in the U.S.?

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The US Is Incarcerating Fewer Juvenile Offenders Than Ever

4th October 2017

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Of course not. They’re all going to college, at taxpayer expense.

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The Plight of the Edgytarian

4th October 2017

ZMan goes dumpster-diving.

One of the more popular ways for people, with modest talents, to gain public attention is to be edgy. The best examples of this are the pop stars who have modest musical ability, but are willing to degrade themselves on stage, well beyond what is common. Comics used to play the edgy card, by dropping the F-bomb in their act or making increasingly bawdy sexual references. The game is to set yourself apart from the other mediocrities by saying and doing outlandish things. That way, the public pays attention to you instead of others.

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Do Black Lives Matter?

2nd October 2017

Paul Rahe points out some inconvenient truth.

Black lives ought to matter; and, in my opinion, they once did. They once mattered a great deal. Not long after he became mayor in New York City, Rudy Giuliani introduced a new method of policing that concentrated resources where there was a plethora of crime. It resulted in a dramatic decline in the murder rate, and Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton took notice and poured federal money into similar policing reforms. African-Americans living in rough neighborhoods were the intended beneficiaries, and they benefited a great deal.

But those days are long gone, and I do not believe that black lives much matter now. They did not matter to Barack Obama, Eric Holder, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus, the white radical who passed as black and founded Black Lives Matter, and to George Soros who funded the outfit. These folks were perfectly prepared to do a number on America’s African-American community and to put their lives at greater risk for the purpose of mobilizing them as a political force.

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CBS Legal Exec: No Sympathy for Vegas ‘Because Country Music Fans Often Are Republican’

2nd October 2017

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Well. There it is.

UPDATE: Massachusetts Dem Refuses To Partake In Moment Of Silence For Las Vegas Victims

UPDATE: Another Dem Senator Calls For Gun Control Legislation, Blames GOP For Massacre

UPDATE: Forging the Trump Connection: CNN Reporter: Country Music Fans Are Likely Trump Supporters [VIDEO]

UPDATE: CBS Legal Exec Fired For Vegas Shooting Hot Take

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“Bolshevik”

2nd October 2017

Severian looks at history.

Since we’re nearing the 100 year anniversary of the October Revolution, I’m reading up on the early USSR.  It’s fascinating to see how Bolshevik our liberals are.  The clothes, the jargon, the attitudes — the whole SJW schmear, 2017, would be right at home in a Party cell in Petersburg, 1917 (renowned Sovietologist Sheila Fitzpatrick said the Bolshevik “debate” style was all “smugness and tautology”). Even the word “activist” — a very strange one if you think about it — comes from the Russian activ, the collective noun for that personality type (much like intelligentsia, another Russian word; the singular, I think, is intelligent (n.)).

The difference, of course, is that the Bolsheviks had a goal in mind.  It was awful and impossible, but at least a Bolshie could tell you why she was acting as she did.  Our SJWs have no idea why they do what they do.  They can’t possibly describe to you what the Socially Just world would look like… largely because there’s 100 years of evidence showing that it changes from day to day, and a fervent believer in yesterday’s gospel is getting worked to death in the gulag today.

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No, Harvard Students, Betsy DeVos Is Not a ‘White Supremacist’

2nd October 2017

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Last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited Harvard University’s Institute of Politics to discuss her school choice agenda. Students in the audience interrupted her several times; some even held up a sign accusing her of being a “white supremacist.”

The irony, of course, is twofold. One, the subject of DeVos’s Harvard address—school choice—is a policy that offers low-income students of color a respite from the hopelessness of the failing traditional public school systems in many cities. Two, DeVos’s recent major policy accomplishment was rescinding the Obama administration’s infamous Title IX “dear colleague” letter, a move that will restore a modicum of fairness to campus sexual harassment trials—trials that disproportionately disadvantage male students of color.

This makes DeVos a “white supremacist”? Please.

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Who Is Stephen Paddock? Suspect Named as Las Vegas Shooter Who Attacked Route 91 Festival

2nd October 2017

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Authorities say Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old resident of Las Vegas, is the shooter who killed 50 people in the mass shooting at the Route 91 Festival late Sunday night on the historic Vegas Strip — but have not revealed a motive or whether the alleged shooter was following any “belief system.”

Cue media speculation about membership in ‘alt-right’ or ‘white supremacist’ groups.

It is unclear if they have also found the suspect’s 62-year-old Asian female roommate, whom authorities identified as Marilou Danley and described as an “associate” who stands at 4 foot 11 inches tall and weighs around 111 pounds.

Cue some connection to Trump, reasonable or not.

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Making Mistakes and Being Wrong

1st October 2017

Freeberg nails it again.

I’ve occasionally noticed, when arguing with strangers on the Internet that I figure out are still in college or have only recently graduated (it isn’t tough), I can completely discombobulate them simply by admitting I’ve been wrong about something. Sometimes if I’m in an extra snarky mood I’ll tell them I make ten or more mistakes every day before they even think about getting out of bed, which in many cases is probably true. Trouble is, if this assault is fitting for the target, it’s difficult for the dialogue to proceed because it’s like introducing the concept of days-of-week to a barnyard animal, or depth to some kind of stencil-creature from a two-dimensional universe. Willing to admit you’ve ever been wrong about something? My professor didn’t teach me how to deal with this! What is this strange brew?

What’s really going on here is arrested development. No, that’s not a reference to a man in his fifties getting in Internet arguments with strangers…although that may apply too. No, I’m referring to the fastening of an identity, not so much to the specific assertion being made, but to the lofty goal of being right. Five-to-seven year olds argue this way: I’m smart-n-right, you’re wrong-n-dumb. They grow up, graduate high school, go to college which is supposed to be a proving ground for bold, diverse, innovative new ideas, and then graduate that. Still arguing the same way. I’m right you’re wrong, ALL the time…now what were we arguing about again? I forgot. But I’m still right.

It’s said that a conservative is a liberal who got mugged, well, it might be more accurate to say a conservative is a liberal who put in his time waiting in line at the DMV.

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Berkeley Antifa Are Targeting, Intimidating and Stalking College Republicans

30th September 2017

Read it.

Of course. The search for heretics and sinners never sleeps. How long before they suggest burning at the stake?

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