Monday, November 19, 2018

There He Goes Again! Awarding a Medal of Freedom to Elvis. That’s Racist, You Know!

Vernon and Gladys Presley's Boy

Okay, for sure in this day and age the sense that everything anyone ever does could qualify as racist under some leftist's definition somewhere, and when the person doing the doing is Donald Trump it’s not complicated to go rummaging through the racist thresholds and find one that fits. He’s Donald Trump. He did something. Ergo, it’s racist. We’ll work backwards from there and retrofit the premise into some sort of rationale that will work, or we’ll just manufacture a new one. Hey. Why not? It’s not like there’s a limit.

Apparently, according to one music critic (i.e. failed musician) at the Washington Post, Elvis’s racial crime was to do well performing the type of music you might associate with black artists. So we’re kinda sorta talking about “cultural appropriation,” but there’s more to it than that because the charge is also that black artists should have enjoyed the acclaim Elvis experienced, but he went and hogged it from them. And here Elvis thought he was just trying to sell records and pack concert halls. He had no idea he was laying down some sort of line of racial demarcation.

But this is the Washington Post we’re talking about, so you had to know they’d come up with something like this:
"Yes, this overture looks ugly to anyone who feels antagonism and regression radiating from Trump’s promise to “make America great again.” And yes, it all feels especially absurd to members of the hip-hop generation — its eldest citizens now past middle-age — who learned how to feel about the legacy of Presley the moment they first heard Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” blasting a hole through our national mood in the summer of 1989. 
Yeah, you know the Chuck D line I’m talking about: “Elvis was a hero to most, but he never meant s— to me.” 
Yes, Trump desperately wants to look like a real president — Reagan, Richard Nixon, whomever. Yes, he knows all about that iconic bizarro snapshot of Nixon and Presley shaking hands in the Oval Office, and yes, Trump surely wishes he could have been the president who famously cheesed with the King instead of being the president who nervously accepted a lopsided hug from Kanye West. Yes, it’s all a bit pathetic."
To those who identify with hip-hop as opposed to rock and roll, Elvis is nothing and no one. The writer clearly goes further than that, suggesting that Elvis’s acclaim was actually an affront to black people because he was similar in style to the great black artists and really no better than they were, and more widely loved because he was white.(yeah, you knew that was coming).

But one of the curious characteristics of Trump critics is that they seem to think the president is constantly on the lookout for ways to disrespect them. Thus, awarding the Medal of Freedom to Elvis for his creative achievements and his cultural impact can’t possibly just be a sincere recognition of the man’s success. The Trump of their imaginations never operates that way. His first thought is always: “What oppressed societal group can I further wound with a passive-aggressive action thinly disguised as a tribute to someone else?”

Remember: If Trump does something, it has to be racist. You can always go back and fill in the rationale for that belief later. Anything will do. Especially when you write for the Washington Post.

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(Western Journal)

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Middle Finger Symphony Theater

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Judge Rules Jim Acosta Gets His Lil' Pecker Back


A Trump appointed judge ruled Friday morning the Constitution say DJT doesn't have the basic powers all other Presidents have. The president can not deny a press pass to an unprofessional grandstanding insufferable reporter from a disgraced basement ranked news network who physically pushes away an intern, and declares that Jim Acosta now has his press pass back. This is an emergency injunction, not a decision following a full trial, but the judge found a substantial likelihood that CNN would prevail on the merits (which is necessary finding for granting an injunction). The judge said the government could not say who initially decided to revoke Acosta’s hard pass. The White House had spelled out its reasons for revoking his credentials in a tweet from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and in a statement after CNN filed its lawsuit. But the judge said those "belated efforts were hardly sufficient to satisfy due process."

The judge also found that Acosta suffered "irreparable harm," dismissing the government's argument that CNN could simply send other reporters to cover the White House in Acosta’s place. The suit by CNN alleges that Acosta's First and Fifth Amendment rights were violated by suspending his hard pass. While the judge didn't rule on the underlying case, he signaled they were likely to prevail in their claims. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released a statement responding to Jim Acosta’s temporary reinstatement of his press pass via a court ruling: 
“The court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House. In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass. We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future. There must be decorum at the White House." 
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"A few CNN reporters told me that they’re embarrassed by Acosta & CNN. A WH correspondent from a major network (not Fox) told me “This isn’t the Jim F*ing Acosta Show. We all hate him. He’s an asshole and he actually is disrespectful to the president.” - @Arthur Schwartz‏
The judge framed all this as a matter of process, which justifies Trump issuing a set of rules of decorum. I assume the rules will include a requirement that a reporter who has received a response (whether it's to his liking or not) must relinquish the microphone once the President (or press secretary) has moved on to the next questioner, and that there can be no physical interference with a staff member who is there to retrive the microphone.


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(The Tweeter)
(WH.gov)

Hillary Finally Wins An Election


The Texas State Board of Education have elected to keep Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller and several other historical figures in the Texas social studies curriculum. Clinton, Keller and other figures were on the chopping block, but ultimately will remain as well as (much to the chagrin of leftest) the biblical figure Moses, who is currently listed as a basis of Law in the U.S. government curriculum.

The board undertook this curriculum streamlining effort to save teachers time and provide them more flexibility in the classroom. Students are resorting to rote memorization instead of real learning, the board said, and one way to tackle this would be to cut down on what they're required to learn.

Helen Keller and Her Beloved Cat 'Mittens'
Volunteer working groups were convened to find places to cut and tweak the curriculum. The board then took up these suggested changes in September, voting to eliminate Clinton, Helen Keller and dozens of other historical figures. Since then, the story has gone viral, with the majority-Republican board accused of allowing its politics to influence what kids are taught in classrooms. The board voted 12-2 to keep Clinton with Republicans Pat Hardy of Fort Worth and Geraldine "Tincy" Miller of Dallas voting for elimination. Hardy said she voted to axe Clinton because "she doesn't represent good citizenship."

And finally on Wednesday, the board shot down an attempt by board member Erika Beltran, D-Fort Worth, and backed by all other five of the board's Democrats, to cut Moses from the high school U.S. government standard that describes him as an 'individual whose principles of laws and government institutions informed the American founding documents'.  "This particular individual, we have no evidence that he actually influenced the founding fathers," Beltran said, to which board member Bradley who objected replied, "I'm going to go ahead and err on the side of caution. I'd rather disagree with you than Moses."

The board also rejected a recommendation to remove a reference to the “heroism” of the defenders of the Alamo, meaning, as a Board of Education release said: "Texas schoolchildren will still learn of the heroic ‘Victory or Death’ letter penned by Lt. Col. William Barret Travis while besieged in the Alamo."

Carisa Lopez, political director of the leftist nonprofit Texas Freedom Network (which describes itself as the “state’s watchdog for monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders”), reacted to the latest vote by the board in expected ironic fashion:
"When it comes to writing curriculum standards for our kids’ schools, it’s painfully clear that the personal beliefs of politicians on the state board matter more than what countless historians and teachers have told them is factually true. Rather than teaching the truth, too many board members stubbornly mislead students on fundamental facts from our nation’s history. Texas kids deserve a lot better than a politicized version of history that fuels so many of the divisions in our country today."
Bless Her Heart....

(The Dallas Morning News)
(Washington Post)  

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Deep State Plot: Billy Idol Just Became a US Citizen. Do You Know What This Means?

We Will Now Be Inundated With Holiday Music From Hell:
Billy Idol sings ‘White Christmas’


Doc Marten meets Dean Martin in Billy Idol’s plodding version of 'White Christmas,' which has all the appeal of a Christmas stocking full of steaming reindeer crap. The musicians backing him sound like a German wedding band after an afternoon of knocking back steins of Hefeweizen at the local beer garden. It don’t mean a thing if ain't got that swing, and these cats couldn't swing if they were hanging from a lamp post in a hurricane. It is enough to make Santa slit his wrists with a rusty razor blade.


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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

In Plain Sight

EARL DONE THIS

The brazenness of the theft is astounding. The theft of elections, even defying court orders to stop while the whole world is watching, is a new low in American politics, and testifies to the Left’s overriding lust for power. The Democrats have never recovered their equilibrium after losing to Donald Trump in 2016, and now appear to be willing to stop at nothing -- absolutely nothing -- to neutralize Trump and regain their hegemony.

But there is more to this open theft than just that. The shamelessness and unapologetic audacity of this election fraud is no accident. The Democrats in Arizona and Florida and their allies in the establishment media piously intone that “all votes must be counted” as this fraud unfolds before our eyes, but they’re neither stupid nor na├»ve. It is much more likely that their very brazenness is not a bug, but a feature. The Left is doing this out in the open to send a message: There is nothing you can do. We will win. If we lose, we will cheat. We will lie. We will steal. And there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that you can do about it.

The election fraud in Arizona and Florida is a continuation of the Kavanaugh hearings. Just as the outrageously false allegations of sexual assault and rape against Brett Kavanaugh did, the election fraud demonstrates that there is no low to which the Democrats will not stoop to gain and hold power. They will even affect a self-righteous mien of moral superiority while stooping.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Live by Pettifoggery, Die by Pettifoggery.


Cicero is remembered today as a great Roman orator, but few recall that he was a lawyer by trade. Cicero’s eloquence eventually enabled him to rise to the rank of Consul, in which capacity he presided over the execution without trial of five Senators. He was exiled for this unlawful act and, at length, was himself illegally executed. There’s a lesson here for the Democrats who increasingly employ lubricious lawyers to circumvent the rule of law.

Cicero’s career, which contributed to the republic’s collapse, came to mind when Democrat Bill Nelson hired attorney Marc E. Elias — a “recount specialist” with ties to Hillary Clinton and George Soros — to sue the state of Florida over the outcome of its recent senatorial race. Elias made his intentions clear upon arriving in the Sunshine State: “We’re doing this not just because it’s automatic… we’re doing it to win.”

In the eyes of Democrats, the law is just something to get around when it comes to winning what you want. That’s why they’re dangerous. Our government, like the Roman republic, is based on the principle that no one is above the law. The Democrats have assiduously undermined that principle, but this is as dangerous for them as it is for us. They should consider Cicero, whose executioners had been sent by his young protege, Octavian. The latter knew about those five executions and the former wound up with his head in a bag. Both men were above the law. - David Catron 

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Tell Me Again Who Are The Party of Science Deniers

 
It's bad enough we have to witness the Democrats attempt with no shame what-so-ever to dismantle the sacred idea of America, pretending all the while, in the name of free and fair elections to proceed making a mockery of our system by stealing elections right in front of our eyes. The same Americans proclaim their liberal tolerance as their supporters followers Brownshirt and Jackboot their way through our culture.

These same people support without hesitation the grand scheme portending the rapidly advancing death of mother earth by academic grant money fueled pseudoscience and dystopian Sci-Fi novel fear mongering, some even claiming man-made global warming deniers should be punished for their thought crimes. And let's not forget their "race is just a social construct".  But who are really the deniers of true proven science? The Deniers of Genetics and Biology.

Democrats: ‘Cruel and Unscientific’ to Define Legal Sex by Biology 

Breitbart
It is “cruel and unscientific” to define a person’s legal sex by their biology, says a pro-transgender complaint signed by 98 Democratic House legislators.
The Democrats’ statement was sent to President Donald Trump’s administration after the New York Times reported that the administration will formally clarify that the sex of people involved in sex-discrimination legal fights will be based on their male or female body.
Trump’s biology-determines-sex policy “makes it clear that members of this administration are willing to … solidify an archaic, dogmatic, and alarming view of the world,” the Democrats complain their letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Democrats and transgender advocates want government agencies to let people define their legal sex by declaring their internal feeling of male or female “gender identity,” regardless of their male or female body and biology. Yet there is no scientific or legal measure of “gender identity.”
This identity-beats-biology change would erase any recognition of biological women and biological men from the law. Trump’s biology-determines-sex policy would preserve the nation’s existing law and culture that accepts the near-universal view that that women and men are legally equal but also different and complementary.
The letter also gaslights Americans by pretending that the law already defines sex by “gender identity.” This pretense allows the Democrats to claim that Trump’s “re-defining [sex] raises countless practical, legal, and medical questions.”