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Gray Lady guilty…

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Actually, the Gray Lady isn’t a lady any more,  but a cheap slut,  full of anti-Semitism,  hatred of any religion but Islam.   This is the  disgusting cartoon the Times published in its Thursday international edition.  This was the day before the day before a gunman entered a Chabad synagogue in suburban San Diego,  killing one and injuring three.

Applying the same standards the progressive paper used to justify printing lies and smears against candidate Sarah Palin,  it is now at least partially responsible for the synagogue shooting.   Thomas Lifson makes the case,  here.   It is always delicious to turn the hypocrisy of progressives against them.

And remember that anti-Semitism is on the rise around the world,  and it is not Christians who are responsible for it.   I was frankly surprised by the number of people and organizations  which slammed the paper.  I am totally unsurprised by the paper’s attempt to  avoid blame for its execrable  judgment and  utter lack of decency.   And now we know the shooter was an anti-Semite,  a Trump hater and not a conservative.   I wonder how the media will try to spin this unwelcome news.




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April 29, 2019 at 3:28 pm

Microsoft dumps gun emoji…

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In April of last year Microsoft followed Google,  Facebook and Apple in ditching its hand gun emoji,  to be replaced by a wimpy water gun version.   This link has  a chart  of the changes.

I mention this now because the Democrats who control the House are desperate to eviscerate both the First and Second Amendments  They don’t wish to be bothered with any competing ideas through free speech.  If they were not intending to do to us things for which the only proper response would be our use of firearms,  they would not be so determined to rob us of the right to protect ourselves.  Progressives would welcome another school shooting so they could have an excuse to call for more gun control.   They will not acknowledge the studies which show that armed citizens stop hundreds of thousand of crimes each year, preferring to believe that if you want to have a gun, you must be an evil criminal.  They never admit to living behind gates and walls and layers of armed security themselves.

It is up to you to demand that your Congress critters strike down the multitude of attempts to kill the first two parts of the Bill of Rights,  the document the Founders devised to enable us to protect ourselves and our country against those who would destroy it.  You have been warned — now get off your asses and start calling and writing!



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February 4, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Me Too stupidity…

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I have listened to —  and sung —  the original lyrics of the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and they still don’t bother me at all.  I am not terribly surprised that the snowflakes and hysterics of the Me Too movement want us to believe that the  lyrics speak of  sexual harassment at the very least.   That is despite the fact that the point and counterpoint have been sung by both men and women.    Do none of these people know anyone who likes them well enough to try to coax them to stay a bit longer?  Does every male they know want only to rape them?  That’s what it sounds like.

I feel sorry for them,  but I have no intention of letting their fears  and self-loathing run my life.   What is it which drives liberal and progressive women to demand that others do something to solve their problems, to make them feel good about themselves?   They appear unwilling to take the smallest action to fix a problem.   Oh,  sure,  they’ll protest and wear ugly hats and scream at people from the perceived safety of a crowd,  but even in a group they have little physical bravery.   I encountered the grandparents of the Antifa crowd when they were protesting the Vietnam war,  killing soldiers who returned from that conflict and had the misfortune to wear their uniforms out on the street.  Some of them were well known for carrying signs attached to lengths of metal pipes filled with concrete.  they liked to sneak up behind people and hit them in the head with the pipes, then run away, pleased with their destruction.  But if they themselves received a bruise or scratch you could hear them screaming for help a mile away.  I don’t see the Me Too movement as much different in terms of claiming victimhood.  If you were abused,  I am sorry for that, but get off your ass and do something about it.   Why didn’t you do something at the time?  what does your failure to act say about your character,  not as a woman,  but as a human being?   You refuse to stand up for yourself but feel free to hurl abuse at those of us who refuse to follow your silly rules.   Wallow in your self-pity and victimhood.   But do not think the rest of us owe you anything else.



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December 1, 2018 at 2:16 pm

Rules don’t apply…

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…if you’re a Democrat,  right?   Well,  an intern for Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has  been suspended  for a week for shouting an expletive at  Pres. Trump when he visited the Capitol last week.   Because it was on video and widely distributed,  Hassan had little choice but to give her intern a slap on the wrist,  but the potty-mouthed young woman is clearly in no danger of losing her job.

This is actually what progressives think,  and this is how they actually behave.  They have always been the most intolerant people on earth, and they have become progressively worse.  They won’t improve until they are ground into dust.  It is becoming our job to assist with that,  first by voting, and second by speaking out at every opportunity,  and by refusing to be cowed into silence by the bullies on the block.  Do your part.

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June 26, 2018 at 3:29 am

Civility, progressive style…

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…is threatening to kill people you don’t like on Twitter.   Like  this guy,  who renewed his threats against Rep. Bob Goodlatte,  even after a visit from the authorities,  who elicited his promise to refrain from such behavior.   The truly pathetic thing is that many progressives will be sorry only that he was caught,  not by his actions.   Violence is acceptable behavior so long as it is used against those you disagree with.



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April 9, 2018 at 3:24 pm

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Media is behaving as if Trump is the only one who benefited from it and it’s just awful.  But when His  Oneness did  it,  media hailed him as a genius.  Facebook may have been surprised that the Obama team was able to such up and employ so much information,  but made no effort to interfere because they were  Obama fans.  But when Facebook realized Cambridge Analytics was doing the same thing to benefit Trump,  it suddenly got religion.

Rest assured that had Cambridge been working for Hillary or Bernie,  Facebook would have chosen to remain agnostic.   But the data was being used to assist Trump,  and that was unacceptable, and thus  a scandal.   You may well ask what the scandal is  — there  is not  one, really, nor is there any sort of  existential crisis.   If you understand this,  you understand the staggering hypocrisy of the media giants.  They get to change the rules,  or simply ignore them,  as it suits them.  I use a friend’s Facebook account so I can keep track of all the cute baby pictures and such amongst my family and friends,  but Facebook knows nothing about me.  In fact,  I barely exist on social media platforms,  which suits me fine,  considering the frequency  and severity of their data breaches.



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March 21, 2018 at 2:58 pm

Why is anyone…

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…still willing to live in California?   Should a waiter who gives a  plastic straw  to a diner who did not specifically request one be subject to six months in jail and a fine of up to a grand?   Of course not,  but two cities in that state have already passed such laws,  and now the state legislature is considering doing the same.

The solution is to instead pass a law that any government official asking for  a straw or a glass of water be subject to those punishments.  After all, they should help save the planet too,  right?

When an illegal alien who doesn’t speak English is the first one tripped up,  it will be fascinating to see the progressives tie their tongues into pretzel knots trying to weasel out of the law.

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January 26, 2018 at 3:01 pm