Thursday, February 23, 2017

Reflections on the "I fucking love science" crowd:

Two great quotes:

//If today’s leftists pride themselves on anything, it’s their supposed rationalism. Leftists see themselves as enlightened and logical. They “fucking love” science and reject religious hokum, in contrast to the superstitious buffoons on the right, who live in, to quote Carl Sagan, a “demon-haunted world” of their own making. With every leftist I know, this is the characteristic about which they are most proud: They are rationalists and skeptics, with shibboleth-shorn minds free of bewitchment. The problem is, leftists who consider themselves rational and non-superstitious are like scrawny nerds who look in the mirror and see a chiseled Adonis in the reflection. One almost feels bad for people so possessed of a delusion.//

And:

//Never forget that the voodoo priests of the left banned the most effective types of asthma inhalers because they were “killing the earth,” even as leftist billionaires were allowed to continue flying private jets all over the world in order to play golf and screw fashion models and conduct similarly important business. There is no way this is any saner than the faith healing and tongue-speaking of the charismatics and evangelicals. Indeed, it’s worse, because it’s way more invasive, way more intrusive, in the lives of bystanders. No right-wing Christian ever forced me to anoint with oil. But leftist charlatans posing as scientists banned the only type of inhaler that helped my elderly mom’s asthma, because the act of her going “puff puff” so she wouldn’t die was bringing about the end of days, while Al Gore’s totally unnecessary private jet oddly had no effect on the environment.//



Monday, February 20, 2017

That's what's supposed to happen when you flush news down the memory hole.

Reporter has no idea what the reference to "Obama told Russia that he would be more flexible after the election" means.

Tur is reliable on The Narrative, so don't expect NBC to upgrade to a smarter version.
When America elected a dangerous radical on the issue of immigration...

...in 2008.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bill Maher commits lese majestie against Progressive Liberalism.

Bill Maher demonstrates a real commitment to real liberalism by permitting ungood badthought guest to appear on his show, saying "If Mr. Yiannopoulos is indeed the monster Scahill claims—and he might be—nothing could serve the liberal cause better than having him exposed on Friday night.”

Good for Maher, who I usually find to be as welcome as a cold sore, although I have to grudgingly admit that he does seem to be the last liberal believer in a kind of free speech, albeit a free speech where he packs the room with people who agree with him..

On the other hand, this Daily Beast column is shocked - shocked! - by such a refusal to conform to progressive liberalism and repeatedly insinuates that Maher has let down the Good People by not pressing Milo on such objective and timeless questions as whether Amy Schumer is funny:

//We have both been disbarred at Berkeley,” said Maher, addressing how Yiannopoulos apparently “makes liberals crazy—for that part of liberalism that has gone off the deep-end.”

“You’re literally the only good [liberal],” replied a toadying Yiannopoulos. “Your side has gone insane. The Democrats are the party of Lena Dunham. These people are mental, hideous people. The more that America sees of Lena Dunham, the fewer votes the Democrat Party’s ever going to get.”

“Let’s not pick on fellow HBO stars,” said Maher.

Yiannopoulos then singled out Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman as “people who used to be funny before they contracted feminism,” before Maher, instead of pressing his guest, decided to change the subject again.

“Let’s talk about your humor,” said an extraordinarily accommodating Maher, “because I think a lot of people do miss your humor. And I’m a guy who always defends jokes, right up to the point where they pointlessly hurt people.” //

Interesting possibility: what if Maher agrees with Milo on these points?

Obviously that's inconceivable to the writer of the Daily Beast post.



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

If it wasn't for double-standards....

2008 - Hey, those conservatives talking about secession are dangerously unhinged and a threat to public decency.

2016 - You know, California secession is not such a wacky idea.

Sorry, Salon, it is a "wacky idea" no matter who is pitching it.

It shouldn't take a Civil War to prove that point.


Friday, February 10, 2017

That Jimmy Fallon is such a sexist pig for saying that women are stupid and can barely read and eat books like a dog.....

What?

Oh, it's only conservative women like Sarah Palin and Betsy Devos who are stupid?

No problemo.


Thursday, February 09, 2017

The Left creates "fake news" as a charge to explain its defeat...

...then the charge gets turned around on it because, let's be honest, the left is the home of fake news because of its control over news...

...and the next thing you know, the left is butthurt about being called "fake news."

//CNN host Chris Cuomo said on Thursday that he believes hurling the "fake news" insult at journalists is similar to when people use racial slurs against minorities.

"I see being called 'fake news' as the equivalent of the N-word for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity," Cuomo said on SiriusXM.

"That's what 'fake news' is to a journalist," the CNN host continued. "It's an ugly insult, and you better be right if you're going to charge a journalist with lying on purpose."//


More Leftist Violence.

But, you know, like kids being pumped up to fight over politics at the age of 14 rather than normal things, like girls or who is the best QB who ever played the game, I'm sure we will hear reasons that this is All Perfectly Normal.

"A Woman Assaulted by the Thugs at Berkeley."

//“Katrina “(no last name listed) an attractive young woman who seems to be in her twenties, appears in a YouTube video, “I was assaulted at the UC Berkeley Anti-Milo Riot.” She and her husband arrived at the site of the scheduled speech early (around 5:30 for the 8 p.m. event) prepared for violence (both were wearing Kevlar vests) but nothing marked them as Trump or Milo fans—her politics are “more on the left,” she says. The police were already inside the building, behind closed doors, making no apparent effort to maintain order, though they had already given an order for the early arrivers to disperse.

By that time, Katrina says, the protesters had already started fires, one in the middle of the road, another by pulling down the generator that provided light, setting it afire.  If her time frame is correct, it meant that Berkeley police apparently had time to call for reinforcements to control an already ugly scene. As the crowd grew, she and her husband both suffered concussions, she by falling hard trying to climb over two barricades to escape the crowd, he by being beaten with a heavy metal rod while lying helpless on the ground. She says she was separated from him and thought he was dead. He spent the whole next day at a hospital, fearing permanent liver damage but, Katrina says, it was “only” two broken ribs (wielded heavily enough that the Kevlar was apparently not much protection).

After she was pepper sprayed (the video shows another woman in a Trump cap being pepper-sprayed in the face from a distance of about two feet, as she was talking to a TV reporter) Katrina and another woman appealed to the police to let them into the building to wash the spray from their eyes, but the police wouldn’t open the door and wouldn’t come out.

The Berkeley police have a more benign explanation for their behavior. They said some police were on the scene, firing paintballs at violent people to mark them for future arrest. Staying in the closed building, where no violence was going on is harder to explain, but a police spokeswoman said their appearance before the crowd would have escalated things, and that to start arresting people, would have required “up to three” police officers for each arrest. No explanation for why police didn’t bring a paddy wagon—if Katrina and her husband were wearing protective vests, violence could not have come as a total surprise.     Berkeley Chancellor Nichols Dirks should be asked why campus cops or outside security forces weren’t there as well.

Katrina was interviewed in the video by Stefan Molyneux, 50, a Canadian pro-Trump blogger affiliated with Freedomain/freedomainradio.com/I, which appears to be a sort of anarcho-libertarian site, heavy on philosophy and theory.  Molyneux sympathized with Katrina,” venturing the opinion that the violence “reveals a lot about the left.” Katrina said it appeared that maybe 300 people in the crowd were violent, not the estimated 100 or 150.

Other police forces need to gear up a bit better than Berkeley’s did wherever Milo speaks or the hard left makes early threats. (Berkeley too—Milo wants to return to deliver his speech.) The signs accompanying protests are not mild issue-oriented ones anymore. Now they say, “Be Ungovernable,” and “This Is War.”//

Makes you long for the days when leftists were just inventing hate hoaxes.

Global Warming Fraud.

File this under "Ideology distorts Science."

The reliance of NOAA on unverified, inferior data has been known for years; this shows that they know what they are doing and why.


Good explanation for Senate Civility Rules.

Marco Rubio explains why civility rules are necessary for the Senate.

This is a response to Senator Warren's smearing of Senator Sessions as racist.


Sunday, February 05, 2017

You know those celebrities who are virtue signaling by offering to claim to be Muslims?

They should show real courage by wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat and riding with children.

//Some middle school students in Chesterfield, Missouri, "are facing consequences" this week after an altercation on the bus over a "Make America Great Again" hat.

A cell phone video taken by one of the kids on the bus shows a group of students bullying a twelve-year-old boy, demanding that he take the hat off.

"I am going to have an anxiety attack," the boy with the camera phone yells in the video. "Take it off!!!"

"You want to build a wall??? You want to build a f***ing wall???" he shrieks.

"What's wrong with building a wall to keep illegal immigrants out of our country?" the besieged boy asks. The situation quickly escalates from there as one of the boys lunges forward and starts wildly punching. The victims said he pushed back in self-defense, although that wasn't caught on camera.

"At one point he just got so frustrated that he pushed me," he said. "And then he kept hitting me and backing me up to like -- the window of the bus -- so I just had to push him out."//
 
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