Thursday, February 25, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Predictively, the nasty left-wing media activist at VICE weren't happy about the news as were commies at The Southern Poverty Law Center, who has criticized Epik for hosting other social media sites associated with the over used word "far-right." The company, which is based in Seattle, argues that it hosts these sites due to its commitment to the idea of free speech.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
“We need solutions that don’t start after untold damage has been done. Changing these dangerous dynamics requires more than just the temporary silencing or permanent removal of bad actors from social media platforms.”
"your bio is literally "We work to ensure the internet remains a public resource that is open and accessible to all."
"If you truly had the moral high ground, would you need to prevent your opponents from speaking?"
"The political left's attempts to silence ideas they cannot, or will not, debate are a confession of intellectual bankruptcy."
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Every Senator and Congressperson who votes to overturn the election will be committing an act of Sedition and Treason. Their names will be recorded for history.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 2, 2021
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
"A sustained effort is under way to deny children access to literature. Under the slogan #DisruptTexts, critical-theory ideologues, schoolteachers and Twitter agitators are purging and propagandizing against classic texts—everything from Homer to F. Scott Fitzgerald to Dr. Seuss.Their ethos holds that children shouldn’t have to read stories written in anything other than the present-day vernacular—especially those “in which racism, sexism, ableism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of hate are the norm,” as young-adult novelist Padma Venkatraman writes in School Library Journal. No author is valuable enough to spare, Ms. Venkatraman instructs: “Absolving Shakespeare of responsibility by mentioning that he lived at a time when hate-ridden sentiments prevailed, risks sending a subliminal message that academic excellence outweighs hateful rhetoric.”The subtle complexities of literature are being reduced to the crude clanking of “intersectional” power struggles. Thus Seattle English teacher Evin Shinn tweeted in 2018 that he’d “rather die” than teach “The Scarlet Letter,” unless Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel is used to “fight against misogyny and slut-shaming.”Outsiders got a glimpse of the intensity of the #DisruptTexts campaign recently when self-described “antiracist teacher” Lorena Germán complained that many classics were written more than 70 years ago: “Think of US society before then & the values that shaped this nation afterwards. THAT is what is in those books.”Jessica Cluess, an author of young-adult fiction, shot back: “If you think Hawthorne was on the side of the judgmental Puritans . . . then you are an absolute idiot and should not have the title of educator in your twitter bio.” An online horde descended, accused Ms. Cluess of racism and “violence,” and demanded that Penguin Random House cancel her contract. The publisher hasn’t complied, perhaps because Ms. Cluess tweeted a ritual self-denunciation: “I take full responsibility for my unprovoked anger toward Lorena Germán. . . . I am committed to learning more about Ms. Germán’s important work with #DisruptTexts. . . . I will strive to do better.”That didn’t stop Ms. Cluess’s literary agent, Brooks Sherman, from denouncing her “racist and unacceptable” opinions and terminating their professional relationship. The demands for censorship appear to be getting results. “Be like Odysseus and embrace the long haul to liberation (and then take the Odyssey out of your curriculum because it’s trash),” tweeted Shea Martin in June. “Hahaha,” replied Heather Levine, an English teacher at Lawrence (Mass.) High School. “Very proud to say we got the Odyssey removed from the curriculum this year!”When I contacted Ms. Levine to confirm this, she replied that she found the inquiry “invasive.” The English Department chairman of Lawrence Public Schools, Richard Gorham, didn’t respond to emails.
“It’s a tragedy that this anti-intellectual movement of canceling the classics is gaining traction among educators and the mainstream publishing industry,” says science-fiction writer Jon Del Arroz, one of the rare industry voices to defend Ms. Cluess. “Erasing the history of great works only limits the ability of children to become literate.”He’s right. If there is harm in classic literature, it comes from not teaching it. Students excused from reading foundational texts may imagine themselves lucky to get away with YA novels instead—that’s what the #DisruptTexts people want—but compared with their better-educated peers they will suffer a poverty of language and cultural reference. Worse, they won’t even know it."
Monday, December 21, 2020
There are very, very few instances of known allergic reactions to the Covid-19 vaccine, but Marco Rubio has always thought of himself as one in a million so there’s still hope.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 20, 2020
@Joelmpetlin - "You can strongly disagree with someone's policies without wishing them a painful death. It's sad that this has to be said periodically on Twitter, but here we are nevertheless."
@TheRightColumn - "The US Left wishing death on the US Right, while simultaneously thinking of themselves as the good guys, is very on brand."
@PBeq2 - Amazing how libs say they are tolerant of other but always go personal first. You may be a Sci Fi icon, but so are a lot of B actors.
@josephcphillips - I’m betting this sounded a lot more clever before you hit send. It also violates Twitter policy"
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020
Imagine being a Journalist at Teen Vogue and telling Salman Rushdie that he's wrong and censorship is good, actually.
So, today a rebuttal letter was issued. It's worth a read. It's soft skull SJW logic personified. A defense of censorship masquerading as free speech Orwellian style. But I'll save you the trouble and quote the most important two sentences that sums up the letter.
“ Many signatories on our list noted their institutional affiliation but not their name, fearful of professional retaliation. It is a sad fact, and in part why we wrote the letter.”So... ‘cancel culture’ isn’t real, but they’re afraid to sign their name on their childish diatribe for concerns of professional retaliation.
The letter and its signers (ironically the ones to scared to sign their names because of potential retribution) are arguing for a fundamentally different and mutually exclusive society than the first letter and its signers: the first advances a society that values free speech and open debate regardless of topic and how it makes others feel; the latter is a call for the continuation and advancement of cancel culture which embraces regimented and "safe" thinking at the expense of freedom.
If the first group had their way, everyone (including the second group) could say whatever they wanted without repercussion. If the second group had their way, the first group would no longer exist.
What a profoundly dumb time we live in.
Friday, June 26, 2020
Was there some poll? Did the ratings come in? Did the media realize they beclowned themselves recklessly jumping on numerous hoaxes? Scanning the front page of NYT and The Washington Post, all the top stories are about Covid19, the big story that the protests had overcome and submerged. But Covid is back with a vengeance.
On the NYT home page, the entire "above the fold" space is devoted to Covid19. After that, there is one protest-related story, "How the Philadelphia Police Tear-Gassed Trapped Protesters". On the WaPo home page, the "above the fold" area is full of Covid19 headlines. Then there are a few things about the 2020 elections. Finally, near the bottom, in tiny print, I see "Perspective/Toppling more statues isn’t working when there’s other work to be done."
I really think a big decision was made to stop talking about it! I'm just going to guess: Word got around that the ongoing protests were hurting Democratic Party candidates.
They were waiting anxiously for those right-wing counter-protesters to come in and provide a excuse to shift the blame for the chaos or for the police to get tough and drag the attention back onto them where it was in the early days before the protests had descended into the sewer of radical black activist and their ant-white/anti-america led hate-filled mobs media helped promote.
The mainstream-media ultimately realized that celebrating orgies of destruction and showing protest crowds full of fat white girls yellin' "F**k the Police" wasn't the sort of thing that was going to help their ratings, or their ideological progressive masters they work so hard to shield.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
According to an entertainment industry rag called Page Six, a group of big TV networks, including CBS, MTV and VH1, have hired private investigators (politely called risk consultants) to probe their own stars’ social media accounts to root out any racist comments.
Unlike their increasingly antisemitic betters in hollywood, the network's move comes after a spate of celebrities no one I know has every heard of were recently thrown under the bus because of resurfaced racist posts. Last week, the Bravo network fired Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens for offensive tweets, and on Wednesday the network canned someone named "Peter Hunziker" for a racist Instagram post. Meanwhile, the CW network fired Hartley Sawyer and MTV let go Taylor Selfridge for similar offenses (although Selfridge claims she quit).
Several networks have hired California-based firm Edward Myers & Associates in an attempt to root out and hide the offensive posts of on-air and production talent and shield their bigotry before they’re made public. Letters have gone out to stars alerting them that the firm, run by Myers, who has worked as an investigator for LA County’s “hardcore gang division,” which handles the most difficult gang murders, and for Jeff Bezos’ private security chief, Gavin de Becker, will begin its probe soon.
On his Web site, this Myers guy describes himself as an “investigation and risk assessment specialist” and offers services such as “surveillance and counter-surveillance,” as well as “intelligence gathering.” Myers may also be probing some TV classics(?) to root out Nazis and bigoted comments, including “Dating Naked,” “Jersey Shore,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Teen Mom,” “Game On,” “Vice” and “Love & Hip Hop.” No word on whether CBS’s “Magnum, PI” is among those being vetted.
POWER TO THE CORRECT PEOPLE!
Thursday, April 2, 2020
According to The Blaze, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson tweeted this statement berating the development:
"Franklin Graham has a long history of spewing anti-LGBTQ hate speech, and I find it extremely troubling that he and his organization are involved in our relief efforts in any way. New York City is known around the world for its embrace of diversity, and Franklin Graham has spent his career standing against these values. I will be monitoring this situation closely and making sure that our city's values are being represented at all times."And some soft skull New York state Sen. named Brad Hoylman tweeted:
"It's a shame that the federal government has left New York with no other choice but to accept charity from bigots."In a statement on his official Senate page, Hoylman called Graham a "notorious anti-LGBTQ pastor" and said he put Graham "on notice" that Samaritan's Purse must "treat all COVID-19 patients equally at the new medical tents. COVID-19 doesn't discriminate, and neither should Franklin Graham. It's unacceptable that a New Yorker infected with COVID-19 could be subjected to discriminatory treatment from an organization whose leader calls us "immoral" and "detestable."
How F**king Petty can you be in times like this!!
Some New Yorkers, even those who could see fit to set aside their virtual signalling spoke out with reason:
"And spare us your woke outrage. Holding a sincerely held religious belief about marriage (I personally think his scripture read is wrong) is not the same as hate speech. Your religious intolerance in the name of wokeness is a bigger threat to our republic."
"Whose the bigot? Christians believe what they believe. Get over it. They love people they disagree with. Even you!"
"The vast majority of voters see this as a group of well intended people bringing hope and light into a dark place right now. Put the partisan politics aside for a season and be thankful for the people willing to serve NYC. This is not the time to score political points sir."
"Now we can all really see where the actual hate comes from."
"As a gay New Yorker, I'd like to sit down with them over a cup of coffee and thank them for putting themselves in harm's way. That's how change of heart happens. They are risking their lives. We should be grateful."
"It's a shame that idiots like you would rather people die than have someone you don't agree with help them."Graham's response was worthy of his father:
"This is a time for all of us to unite and work together, regardless of our political views. Let's support one another during this crisis, and we pray that God will bless the efforts of all those battling this vicious virus. We do not make distinctions about an individual's religion, race, sexual orientation, or economic status. We certainly do not discriminate, and we have a decades-long track record that confirms just that.It's easy to see why some liberals are so scared of him. Heaven forbid people who might be gay come into contact with Graham’s organization and see they are not the boogie man they have been made out to be.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Thanks You for the $25Mil. From the Coronavirus Relief Package
If you’ve perused the contents of the Senate’s coronavirus relief bill, you’re probably not happy. No, it’s not as bad as what Nancy Pelosi was orginally demanding, but it’ still stacked with rancid pork piled so high it’s begun sloughing out of the barrel. One of the most egregious examples, outside of the $350 million for migration and boarder jumper assistance, is a 25 million kool ones that you, the taxpayer, have generously decided to donate to one of the pleasure palaces of the D.C. elite, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. And they thank you.
Sure, that money could have been used to manufacture ventilators or other necessities for the healthcare professionals. It could have been used to fund locations where the dead will have to stored since New York City is running out of room. And I know it sounds crazy, but it could even have been returned to the people who actually earned it. Instead, it’s going to fund a currently-shuttered theater, a playground for wealthy DC elites. One in which Nancy Pelosi enjoys standing ovations.
Here is the Message of thanks from the tone-deaf folks at The Kennedy Center.
Ahh, this explains it.— Señia WASH YOUR DAMN HANDS! (@ayasgirl) March 26, 2020
Pelosi gets standing ovation at Kennedy Center Honors https://t.co/V2smELOHHW
The audacity to make a case as to why the building deserves government money in this time of need for our country is insulting and elitist. Of course the elite would want to save their entertainment and gala ball, etc. events! How else to signal their achievements, especially in DC! If a Robespierre ever returns, they will not find a better place to start than this rat’s nest of the coddled and worthy. Bite me in D minor!
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Read More of these Assholes @NewsBusters
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Tokyo Rose was a name given by Allied troop to in English-speaking radio broadcaster of Japanese propaganda working to demoralize troops abroad and their families at home by exaggerating and emphasizing wartime difficulties and military losses. Tokyo Rose, Hanoi Jane, and now.....Malibu Bette! There’s a lot of talk about “propaganda” these days, what with fake news and all. But Midler has actually regressed to crude 20th-century fascist tropes of mass persuasion on the tweeter:
#RepublicanRegretters! Your hearts must be sore indeed to realize how low you have fallen, under the spell of the DTs!! Do yourself and your country a favor and #REGREXIT the #GOP!! Join TrueBlue, and remember the #REALYOU!— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 29, 2020
#Regrexit! Wow! Hate what’s happened to the beloved Party of Lincoln! Afraid to tell the bigots you know? Feeling you are alone? It’s not hard! Just give the flock a small, rueful wave buh-bye, pick up your ethics, morals, values, traditions,& #FLEE!! #yourebeingfleecedbyTRUMP— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 29, 2020
I wonder. Does Malibu Bette’s use of Tokyo Rose cant qualify as cultural appropriation? And has Bette committed racism by aping the historical propaganda techniques of East Asian peoples of color without their consent?
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
The Democratic Party and its liberal supporters are perplexed. They presented hours of evidence of an their perceived impeachable offenses, although they studiously avoided charging DJT with impeachable offenses also carried out by Democrat presidents, including little things like the continuation or expansion of presidential powers, violating due process and misusing executive orders. Because civics is no longer taught in most American schools, they devoted a day to 'constitutional scholars' who provided the Civics 101 case for impeachment. The liberal press, cheerleading the impeachment process, saturated the media landscape with live coverage, interminable analysis, constant character assassination of Trump and giddy speculation reminiscent of a teenage girl choosing a prom dress. And yet, it has made no difference. Public opinion remains largely unaffected.
Perhaps, supporters of impeachment argue, they failed to adopt the right technique. Perhaps journalists, by giving such a large megaphone to rabid proponents of impeachment who live in a world not based in fact, created a false equivalency between truth and lies. The liberal class and the Democratic Party leadership have failed, even after their defeat in the 2016 presidential election, to understand that they have squandered their credibility. No one believes them. And no one should.
This attempted shakedown of a rightfully elected leader has led to bizarre conspiracy theories and fabrications peddled freely by media commentators, deceptions bolstered by the lies told by those in the media tasked with keeping the society rooted in truth and verifiable fact. This shakedown is leading to the end of the rule of law and the destruction of democratic institutions that, if they fail to function as designed by more insightful people than we are governed by today, could prevented the rise to power of a true destructive leftist demagogue.
There is zero chance DJT will be removed from office in a trial in the Senate. The Democrat Party elites have admitted as much. They carried out, they argue, their civic and constitutional duty. But here again they lie. They picked out what was convenient to impeach Trump and left untouched the rotten system they helped create. The divisions among Americans will only widen. The hatreds will only grow. And leftist tyranny will continue to slowly wrap its deadly tentacles around our throats.
Sunday, November 3, 2019
It looks like we've reached the "can we pull this bitch outta the fire" stage of the nasally Voodoo Witch's run for president. Stories out during the week described a cratering Harris campaign slashing staff and cutting salaries like the final days of Blockbuster. Her contributions slowing and poll numbers in free fall, she's polling just slightly ahead of Tree Fungus and Spartacus Booker. No one has ever accused her of being an awesome Senator or even a likable person. And the angry black woman in Manolo Blahnik shoes act is not playing well in middle America, black or white.
Still, Harris is putting the whole tamale into Iowa. She plans to spend Thanksgiving there. Barky Obama might've inadvertently set a precedent that black candidates must win the Iowa caucus to prove white people will vote for them. But her problem is not that she's black, she's not. It's that she's from f**ing California and has overly championed LGBTQ and illegals, both problem issues for black primary voters, and most swing state voters. She actually thought she could appeal to clueless suburban soccer moms at the same time fanning the flames of racial resentment with talk of reparations and pretending to be down with the struggle.
She's been on a roll lately, showing a true lack of leadership and personal pettiness when she boycotted a criminal justice reform forum at Benedict College after she learned the organizers gave an award to DJT. She also vocally defended Katie Hill, treating her as the victim of revenge porn and not just the kooky star in a sex farce. She was the only Democratic presidential candidate to have Hill's back. And yes, she got her Kamala on while questioning during some of the worst SOTUS confirmation hearings ever, but due to her junior status, her questions came near the end when most people stopped paying attention.
I'm sure her lack of electablity has nothing to do with the Creepy Voodoo Witch persona she sometimes projects. Maybe it just hasn't hit her yet that most American people don’t care for her proposed commie policies, taking away the American's health care provider choices, guns and wealth, making the nation into a third-world socialist state based on coercion, state sponsored theft, abrogation of the Constitution, hate and fear. But Kamala believes the only reasons she’s losing (even in her liberal home state) is because the country isn’t ready for a black female President. That’s not true. We had 8 years of Obama.
Monday, October 7, 2019
NB - Appearing on NBC’s Today show on Monday, New York Times columnist James B. Stewart hawked his new book, Deep State, by hailing bureaucrats undermining the Trump administration as noble public servants “protecting the Constitution” and the American people from the President. He denounced any criticism of the “deep state” as “very dangerous.”
“The disclosure of a second whistleblower with firsthand knowledge of President Trump’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine has led to new accusations by the President that the so-called ‘deep state’ is seeking to undermine his presidency,” co-host Savannah Guthrie declared as she introduced Stewart. She then asked her guest: “And his central allegation is that there are people inside these government agencies actively working against him. What did you find?”
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
The data are not wrong, but it’s for reasons anyone with a basic understanding of nature can understand. It has nothing to do with race, but if you’re today’s media, everything has to be about race. So leave it to your taxpayer subsidized National Public Radio (NPR) to tout a report that says it tends to be hotter where minorities live.
So take it away, NPR:
"Across Baltimore, the hottest areas tend to be the poorest and that pattern is not unusual. In dozens of major U.S. cities, low-income neighborhoods are more likely to be hotter than their wealthier counterparts, according to a joint investigation by NPR and the University of Maryland’s Howard Center for Investigative Journalism.
Those exposed to that extra heat are often a city’s most vulnerable: the poorest and, our data show, disproportionately people of color...."For all the attention NPR pays in its lead paragraphs to race and income levels, you have to read far into the story to find that NPR knows the real cause of the temperature disparities. It’s something anyone who has ever lived in a city of any size knows very well. It's called concrete and steel!!!
None of this is new or surprising. It’s hotter in cities than it is in suburbs. It always has been. And NPR didn’t just find this out when it decided to do this “study.” Instead, it’s clear what NPR did was take a temperature disparity that’s already well known and see if it could turn it into a racial story by matching up the temperature differences with race and income differences.
It was not too much of a stretch to guess that the disparities would overlay each other, even if it’s obvious that the one is not the cause of the other. And just like that, one more thing that has nothing to do with race is made to be about race by a media obsessed with the subject. Now you know. Even the temperature is racist.
I eagerly await the woke left’s attempts to figure out how to boycott it and shame it out of acceptable society.