Friday, December 09, 2016

The nice thing about having a Democrat in the White House is that there is never any bad news.....the Return of the Homeless.

So, in time for Trump's inauguration, the Boston Globe is running a series on .....homelessness.

It's nice to see the media return to work.


Thursday, December 08, 2016

It is has become impossible to parody the left.

Do they not understand that they are the punchline of a joke.

Homelessness has not been mentioned for eight years, which is why I've replaced my tag line "The nice thing about having a Democrat in the White House is that there is never any bad news" with "The Return of the Homeless."

And here comes Mother Jones to prove me right.



Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The nice thing about having a Democrat in the White House is that there is never any bad news...

...but now the media has to go back to work.

It turns out that there is bad economic news after all.

//Now they tell us.

A new report on the economy finds that productivity growth is at a 50-year low and that much of the positive talk about the nation's financial situation in the last election, much of it coming from the administration, was a lie.


The report from the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and Gallup finds that for many, the economy is in reverse despite claims that there is an active recovery ongoing, complete with new jobs.//

I blame George Bush.



Tuesday, December 06, 2016

This is grotesque.

I never imagined that I would ever see the press advocate censorship, but apparently their fear about competition and ideological meltdown has turned the former guardians of free speech into another corrupt guild bent on using government power to stifle competition.

Or could they be desperately trying to stifle a pedophile scandal from being exposed?

//White House press secretary Josh Earnest was forced to remind the press corps the federal government can’t censor news because of the First Amendment, in a bizarre exchange during a White House press briefing Monday.

“Obviously, there are some important First Amendment issues that come into play when we’re having this discussion,” Earnest said, rebuffing a call for the White House to work toward censoring “fake news” on social media. He brought up the constitutional prohibition on censorship three more times before the conversation ended.

New York Times White House correspondent Gardiner Harris had asked Earnest whether the administration treats threats based on “fake news” — such as the man who recently entered a Washington, D.C., pizza shop with a gun to investigate something he read online — the same as it treats terror threats. The implication was that the White House should get Facebook to censor “fake news” the same way it has pushed Facebook to censor these terrorists.

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“I’ve never heard you talk about what the administration is doing, even not just on a law enforcement basis but a policy basis, reaching out to these Silicon Valley companies,” he said to Earnest. “I mean, the President has recently been discussing the problem of fake news on Facebook. Why hasn’t there been a concern — a growing concern on the part of the administration about what seems to be a growing amount of vitriol directed at a variety of people, sometimes violent vitriol, within the United States?”//


California - The Death Spiral State.

The Curley Effect in Action.

//People are leaving the Hillary-supporting states in droves

When I say the blue states are in a depression, I don’t mean the collective funk they are in because they lost the election to Donald Trump.

I’m talking about an economic depression in the blue states that went for Hillary. Here is an amazing statistic. Of the 10 blue states that Hillary Clinton won by the largest percentage margins — California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut — every single one of them lost domestic migration (excluding immigration) over the last 10 years (2004-14). Nearly 2.75 million more Americans left California and New York than entered these states.

They are the loser states. They are all progressive. High taxes rates. High welfare benefits. Heavy regulation. Environmental extremism. Super minimum wages. Most outlaw energy drilling. The whole left-wing playbook is on display in the Hillary states. And people are leaving in droves. Day after day, they are being bled to death. So much for liberalism creating a worker’s paradise.

Now let’s look at the 10 states that had the largest percentage vote for Donald Trump. Everyone of them — Wyoming, West Virginia, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Dakota, and Idaho — was a net population gainer.

This is part and parcel of one of the greatest internal migration waves in American history as blue states especially in the northeast are getting clobbered by their low tax, smaller government rivals in the south, southeast and mountain regions.

By the way, pretty much the same pattern holds true for jobs. The job gains in the red states carried by the widest margins by Mr. Trump had about twice the job creation rate as the bluest states carried by Hillary.//

I wonder what those different states have in common other than one party Democrat dominance?



Monday, December 05, 2016

The nice thing about having a Democrat in the White House is that there is never any bad news.

We are about to start hearing about unemployment again.

You can see the media begin to tee up the new trope.

It seems that the "record low unemployment rate" may not be as good as it sounds because of "labor force participation."


There's "fake news" and then there's news that Americans aren't permitted to hear by the news media that decides what's news.

Given the documented violence and the incitement of hatred against Trump supporters, does anyone really doubt that these things happened?

//At least 2,000 educators around the country reported racist slurs and other derogatory language leveled against white students in the first days after Donald Trump was elected president. But the group that surveyed the teachers didn’t publish the results in its report on Trump-related “hate crimes.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center partnered with the American Federation of Teachers, which formally endorsed Hillary Clinton, to circulate the questionnaire among its 1.6 million mostly Democratic members. The survey was sent out to K-12 teachers and administrators who subscribe to its “Teaching Tolerance” newsletter.

The SPLC’s widely cited report — “The Trump Effect: The Impact of the 2016 Presidential Election on Our Nation’s Schools” — reported that 40 percent of the more than 10,000 educators who responded to the survey “have heard derogatory language directed at students of color, Muslims, immigrants and people based on gender or sexual orientation.”

The takeaway was that Trump-supporting white kids have been harassing minorities at the nation’s schools. And SPLC’s schools report, along with a broader report on alleged Trump-inspired hate crimes — “Ten Days After: Harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of the Election” — sparked breathless coverage in the New York Times, Washington Post and other major media.

The reports also triggered a statement Friday from the US Commission on Civil Rights, which expressed “deep concern” that “prejudice has reared its ugly head in public elementary and secondary schools.” The panel called for more federal funding to prosecute “hate crimes.”

But the SPLC didn’t present the whole story. The Montgomery, Ala.-based nonprofit self-censored results from a key question it asked educators — whether they agree or disagree with the following statement: “I have heard derogatory language or slurs about white students.”

Asked last week to provide the data, SPLC initially said it was having a hard time getting the information “from the researchers.” Pressed, SPLC spokeswoman Kirsten Bokenkamp finally revealed that “about 20 percent answered affirmatively to that question.”

Bokenkamp did not provide an explanation for the absence of such a substantial metric — at least 2,000 bias-related incidents against white students — from the report, which focuses instead on “anti-immigrant sentiment,” “anti-Muslim sentiment” and “slurs about students of color” related to the election.

“They left that result out because it would not fit their ideological narrative,” former Education Department civil rights attorney Hans Bader said. “It was deemed an inconvenient truth.”


I love the cognitive dissonance of stories like this.

In stories like this, the fist pumping of "Girls Rule" clashes with the unhealthy thought that that "Men make the best women."

//In Saturday’s 106-mile El Tour de Tucson cycling race, Jillian Bearden beat out the other female competitors with a time of 4:36.07.

One important detail: Jillian Bearden is a biological male.


The Arizona Daily Star reports:

“Bearden, who is transgender, rode for the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance — SAGA — to promote gender inclusion within cycling. Saturday marked the 36-year-old’s first El Tour, which is Southern Arizona’s largest participatory sporting event.”

Bearden described her win as “absolutely huge” for transgender rights, and said that “there’s more work to be done to have acceptance worldwide.”

Listen, I think we’ve gotten to the point where the majority of people in America have no wish to persecute a person who chooses to identify as a gender other than his or her biological one.

But governing involves exercising prudence to determine the mean between competing claims, and allowing transgender males to participate in women’s sports is, simply put, imprudent. The biological advantages of males—in terms of size, muscle mass, lung capacity, etc.—means that their desire to participate in women’s sports disproportionately threatens the rights of biological women to flourish in those very sports. The inability to admit this is nothing less than voluntarism—the prioritization of will over intellect—gone wild.

By the way, if you’re still among those who pays attention to biology, Jillian finished 38th, 25 minutes behind the male winner Hector Hugo Rangel. And Anna Sparks won the women’s race.

Since this affirms the narrative that the tendrils of sexism and white power reach into the most innocuous cultural celebrations...

....this doesn't count as "fake news."

//‘Tis the season, and we all know what that means: being inundated with the unmistakable tune of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” on the daily. What is also unmistakable are the lyrics, now considered to be extremely problematic, that highlight a woman being put in a uncomfortable and coercive situation by a man. I mean c’mon one lyric is actually “Ought to say, no, no, no sir” to which the man responds “Mind if I move in closer?” It’s mindblowing that the world ignored lyrics like these for the near 60 years that this song has been out.

In 1944 when this song was written, marital rape wasn’t an idea that crossed people’s minds. Men were allowed to treat women like this and it wasn’t given a second thought. But today in 2016, more people are catching on to the issues brought up by this archaic song. One couple decided to act on it.

Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski of Minnesota crafted their own version of the song, titled “It’s Cold Outside”, all with lyrics highlighting consent in relationships. The lyrics highlight the importance of consent in all romantic interactions. Liza says one of her inspirations for writing this was how common interactions like the one in the song play out.

Friday, December 02, 2016

     Nancy Pelosi and the Curley Effect.


    Although I praise the Democrat's brave insistence on sticking with Nancy Pelosi as House Minority Leader, I have also questioned how this can actually occur given the string of devastating losses that she has presided over.

     It has occurred to me that Nancy Pelosi's survival is actually a classic example of what is called "The Curley Effect," which refers to the practice of using policy to reshape the electorate.  Thus, Mayor Curley of Boston - like virtually all other big city Democrat mayors - enacted policies that drove off productive members of society, thereby reshaping their cities into the pestilential swamps of crime and unemployment that would vote Democrat for generations.

   Similarly, by enacting Obamacare and other unpopular legislation, Pelosi has engineered the loss of moderate Democrats, thereby shaping her electorate - Members of Congress - into hard core, doctrinaire leftwingers who would vote for her no what damage it does to the Democrat party.

   In short, well played, Madame.

   Well played.


Thursday, December 01, 2016

Post-modern return to Pre-Christian values.

Was murdering alcoholics with small children really the kind of horrible suffering that people had in mind when they think or discuss this issue?

Whatever the answer, the weak have no place in our Brave New World.

//The Hague (AFP) - A Dutch long-term alcoholic chose to end his life this year by lethal injection saying he could no longer go on, his brother has revealed in a moving tribute.

Mark Langedijk was 41 and the father of two small sons when he decided the only solution to end his pain and suffering was euthanasia, which was carried out earlier this year in The Netherlands at his parents' home.

"My little brother is dead," wrote Marcel Langedijk, a freelance journalist, in an article for the Dutch magazine Linda published last week.

"It was in his head. It was his problem. What the problem was no one could really ever find out," he added, revealing that his brother had undergone 21 rehab sessions over the last eight years and had had the support of his loving family.//



The best part of the Obama era was all the racial healing.

Remember that alt.right is the problem; not people who have, you know, actually spearheaded a movement that created an environment where actual people were actually murdered while actually doing their job to protect people.

//By contrast, President Obama sought a “post-racial, bridge-building society,” according to New York Times reporter Peter Baker. Obama’s post-racial efforts have now “given way to an angry, jeering, us-against-them nation,” writes Baker, in a front-page “news” story.

Tell that valedictory for “post-racial bridge-building” to police officers, who have been living through two years of racialized hatred directed at them in the streets, to the applause of many Democratic politicians.

Black Lives Matter rhetoric consists of slogans like: “CPD [Chicago Police Department], KKK, how many children did you kill today?,” “F–k the police” and “Racist, killer cops.” Officers have been assassinated by Black Lives Matter-inspired killers who set out to kill whites in general and white police officers in particular.

Gun murders of law enforcement officers are up 67 percent this year through Nov. 23.

Obama welcomed Black Lives Matter activists several times to the White House. He racialized the criminal justice system, repeatedly accusing it of discriminating, often lethally, against blacks. At the memorial service for five Dallas police officers gunned down in July 2016, Obama declared that black parents were right to fear that “something terrible may happen when their child walks out the door” — that the child will be shot by a cop simply for being “stupid.”

Obama put Brittany Packnett, a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, on his President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Packnett’s post-election essay on Vox, “White People: what is your plan for the Trump presidency?,” is emblematic of the racial demonology that is now core Democratic thinking. Packnett announces that she’s “tired of continuously being assaulted” by her country with its pervasive “white supremacy.” She calls on “white people” to “deal with what white people cause,” because “people of color have enough work to do for ourselves — to protect, free, and find joy for our people.”//


 
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