October 09, 2015
'Clock Boy's' dad is a 9/11 Truther
He maintains an Arabic-language Facebook page that dabbles in 9/11 conspiracies -- like it was "a U.S.-sponsored hoax to launch a worldwide war against Islam."
Still has that White House invite, though!
Then why do you support the Iran nuclear deal, dope?
Hillary Clinton on guns and the NRA: "The NRA's position reminds me of negotiating with the Iranians or the Communists... There’s no possible discussion and it’s for political purposes.”
So then tell us, Hill -- why did we ram that pathetic deal through??
Sanctuary city numbers climb, thousands of illegals released ...
... and Boss Obama wants to take your guns away. Don'tcha feel safe??
Racism, straight up
Just imagine -- IMAGINE!! -- if this was National Review on Barack Obama in 2008.
It'd be the topic for at least a week on the pundit shows. And racism, natch.
October 08, 2015
PLO demands apology from Howard Stern
The PLO took exception to Stern’s remarks (see here) and accused him of supporting genocide against the Palestinians.
“The General Delegation of the PLO to the United States strongly condemns the recent inflammatory statements against Palestinians made by radio host, Howard Stern, as well as his shameful attack of human rights activist, Roger Waters,” according to the statement, a copy of which was sent to the Washington Free Beacon.
“Mr. Stern’s contention that Palestinians ‘did not live there [Palestine]’ is a claim grounded in racist assumptions that the indigenous Palestinian population does not exist,” claims the organization, which has been held accountable for terror attacks against Jews. “Such baseless allegations only serve to foment violence and hatred, and do little to promote the interests of peace and reconciliation.”
The PLO claims that Stern “has a track-record of misusing his national radio platform to espouse vitriolic and genocidal views against Arabs and, in particular, Palestinians.”
You're playing right into Howard's hands, you dolts. LOL
Idiot Gwyneth Paltrow thinks she deserved the same pay as Robert Downey Jr. for Iron Man
Ah, the "troubles" of the Hollywood privileged. Poor Gwyneth Paltrow is lamenting the fact that she didn't make at least what her Iron Man co-star Robert Downey Jr. made for the film(s). Among other things.
“Look, nobody is worth the money that Robert Downey Jr is worth,” Paltrow told Variety. Downey Jr frequently tops Forbes’s best-paid lists, earning $111m (£72.4m) in the past year, nearly $40m more than the best-paid female actor, Jennifer Lawrence.
Paltrow came in at No 12 on the list, having made $9m in 2014. The disparity between pay for men and women was, she said, “painful”.
“Your salary is a way to quantify what you’re worth. If men are being paid a lot more for doing the same thing, it feels shitty.”
Earth to Gwyneth: Nobody bought a ticket for Iron Man, The Avengers and their sequels to see you. R.D. Jr. is Tony Stark, and Tony Stark is Iron Man. The comicbook wasn't called The Invincible Iron Secretary, ok?
If you wanna play this "game," let's go further -- why in the hell should an actor make millions of dollars when even the president only makes $400K per year? Or a cop? A soldier? A teacher?
Difference between modern conservatives and 'progressives'
October 07, 2015
Howard Stern rips Pink Floyd's Roger Waters over his anti-Semitism
Waters recently scolded Bon Jovi for performing in Israel; Stern ripped Waters in a "seven-minute profanity-laden rant yesterday:
“What is with Roger Waters and the Jews?” Stern asked, referring to the aging singer as “Mr. Pink Floyd.”
“Why does Roger Waters live in America, a country that was founded on white people coming in and obliterating the native population? How does he stand it? Why don’t we all leave?”
The Palestinian people could live in Egypt or Saudi Arabia, Stern said. “But guess what? Those countries don’t want them either. And it bugs the sh*t out of Roger Waters. He can’t f*cking deal with it. He’s writing letters to Bon Jovi.”
“Where do you want the Jews to go Roger?” Stern exclaimed. “Where do you want them to go? You want them to just go back to the concentration camp? What is it you want, f*ck head?”
Hey, you know who's a big Roger Waters fan? That's right -- 'ol Ron Marz himself:
And now ... back to writing things you don't know about yet, and listening to @rogerwaters.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) June 5, 2014
Remember what Ron has said: "Because I think what you choose to support matters."
Scary, scary stuff
From her adventures in cattle trading to chairing a policymaking committee in her husband’s White House to running for Senate in a state she’d never lived in to her effort to use superdelegates to overturn 2008 primary results to her email servers, [Hillary] Clinton is clearly more comfortable than the average person with violating norms and operating in legal gray areas.
Committed Democrats and liberal-leaning interest groups are facing a reality in which any policy gains they achieve are going to come through the profligate use of executive authority, and Clinton is almost uniquely suited to deliver the goods. More than almost anyone else around, she knows where the levers of power lie, and she is comfortable pulling them, procedural niceties be damned.
She truly is the perfect leader for America’s moment of permanent constitutional crisis: a person who cares more about results than process, who cares more about winning the battle than being well-liked, and a person who believes in asking what she can get away with rather than what would look best.
In other words, f*** the Constitution and how things are supposed to work. If she doesn't get what she wants, she just do it anyway.
Such is banana republic politics.
Via The Corner.
Notice the choice of words
"Doesn’t it sound logical? Doesn’t it sound safe?"
That'd be the gun-free society that the Washington Post's Fred Hiatt desires.
Wouldn’t it make sense to learn from other developed nations, which believe that only the military and law enforcers, when necessary, should be armed ...?
Indeed. After Black Lives Matter protests about police brutality, a federal government that sics the IRS on people/groups it doesn't like, a Secret Service who divulges private information on a political opponent ... yes, by all means, let's only allow the government to possess guns.
There has to be a cultural shift. Only then will Congress and the Supreme Court follow.
The Supreme Court, which has misread the Second Amendment in its recent decisions, would have to revisit the issue. The court has corrected itself before, and if public opinion shifts it could correct itself again.
No, the SCOTUS got it exactly right. But those who want to ignore history and intent will always do so for political gain.
But Hiatt is correct in that it will take the SCOTUS to enable gun confiscation. At least in the short term. We're only one justice away from it. Repealing the 2nd Amendment is a cumbersome process and it will be quite some time, if ever, for the political will to allow it.
If the SCOTUS does dare to overturn its fairly recent decisions affirming an individual's right to own a gun, you may see civil disobedience unlike that since the Revolution.
October 05, 2015
Trade not aid.
Some people are just slow learners. This is not tragic because at least they can learn. They can finally come around to understand that they were wrong and admitting you were wrong is a mark of maturity. Bono has realized that only the private sector will lift people out of poverty.
But speaking at a UN aid conference in New York, Bono acknowledged that the private sector has a bigger role to play in development than governments.
Addressing business leaders, he said: 'I'm late to realising that it's you guys, it's the private sector, it's commerce that's going to take the majority of people out of extreme poverty. And, as an activist, I almost found that hard to say.'
Welcome to the party.
This give me hope. If he is as dedicated to solving poverty as ever, I expect him to bang the drum of capitalism as loudly as he's been calling for aid. If so, this could get interesting.
October 03, 2015
Boss Obama's true feelings on guns come out
He wants us to emulate Great Britain and Australia? They've confiscated guns.
Now how could Boss Obama actually effect such a program here?
We know repealing, or modifying, the 2nd Amendment is out of the question. Such will never garner the requisite votes.
His best hope is that the Supreme Court reverses course from its fairly recent decisions solidifying an individual right to own a gun. It wouldn't happen with the court's current make-up, but if just one of the conservative justices is replaced with a staunch liberal, they could then "revisit" the matter and do a 180.
Of course, it would be outrageously unpopular, and I'd wager it would lead to outright open defiance.
Loved-by-Ron Marz anti-Semitic musician blasts Bon Jovi
And now ... back to writing things you don't know about yet, and listening to @rogerwaters.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) June 5, 2014
More on Waters:
... Israel is a “racist apartheid regime” that practices “ethnic cleansing.” A great artist such as himself will not play in a country equivalent to “Vichy government in occupied France.” Likening Jews to Nazi collaborators was not enough. Waters then went further, comparing Israel to the Nazis themselves. “I would not have played in Berlin either … during the Second World War.” Waters believes that Israel is guilty of genocide, only “this time it’s the Palestinian people being murdered.”
Marz is a guy who wastes no time lecturing us about why buying something from Orson Scott Card is beyond heinous, or how he'll have nothing to do with Dragon Con -- "Because I think what you choose to support matters," he says.
And yet ... there's Roger Waters. Let that sink in.
October 02, 2015
Yes, our leader 'makes political' wanting to take your guns away, while ...
... we hear of this accusation of nigh traitorous activity:
On Monday afternoon, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who has served as the President of Argentina for nearly eight years, spoke for forty minutes during the 70th session of the General Assembly. While discussing the nuclear arms agreement involving several world superpowers in relation to Iran, Kirchner dropped what seems like a bombshell claiming that Gary Samore — the former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction under Obama — tried to convince the Argentinians to provide the Iranians with nuclear fuel in 2010.
Thankfully, there's a real leader in the world who's willing to do something like this:
The usual suspects ...
As in "the usual moonbat comicbook suspects":
Remember, there's no gun problem here in America. Everything's just FINE. https://t.co/iCfsbSnB25— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) October 1, 2015
Don't let anyone try to stifle your voice and say that this is not the time to talk about sensible gun control. https://t.co/c0PVX8jLzl— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) October 1, 2015
And a retweet from Mark Waid:
Would you vote for a member of Congress who accepted bribes from terrorists? Ask yours tomorrow: "Do you take blood money from the NRA?"— Ron Charles (@RonCharles) October 2, 2015
Notice anything? All white guys.
Do you ever see these dopes constantly tweeting about guns/gun violence in, say, Chicago after a typical weekend?
Of course not. And if you were like them, you'd call that racism.
September 29, 2015
Marvel is officially off the rails. Completely.
The company is "celebrating" the 50th anniversary of SHIELD with a ... "special" issue.
(Before we continue, bonus points for anyone who knows what the acronym SHIELD means -- there's three versions, actually.*)
Fury #1 features both Nick Furys -- the original (white) guy, and the former "Ultimate" (black) version modeled after Samuel L. Jackson. Apparently some crazed individual plans to travel back in time to ... assassinate a young Barack Obama in 1965. (The prez was born in 1961.)
Now, you may ask "Why? What could possibly be gained by doing that?"
All you need do is scope out these panels. There it is -- (black) Nick Fury examining scenes of 1965 America and 2015 America. In the former, we witness a black youth being beaten by police. In 2015 we see -- wait for it! -- the 'ol "Hands Up, Don't Shoot," a black youth standing with his hands raised in front of police decked out in riot gear and pointing rifles at the kid:
Of course, that expression and the whole movement based on it was a fraud, but what does writer David Walker care? He's a got a narrative to push, and in a nutshell that narrative says "Nothing has changed at all in 50 years for African-Americans."
But back to the president. Check out this panel:
Well, duh -- temporal mechanics says killing anyone in the past will "change the world as it's supposed to be." But really -- other than being the first black president, which certainly is a symbolic event -- what has Obama done that has been so "world changing"??
Have race relations improved since his election? Not according to this recent NY Times/CBS News poll:
... nearly six in 10 Americans, including heavy majorities of both whites and blacks, think race relations are generally bad, and that nearly four in 10 think the situation is getting worse.
By comparison, two-thirds of Americans surveyed shortly after President Obama took office said they believed that race relations were generally good.
Anyone remember Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention?
Maybe that's why people had such a positive view of race relations prior to him being elected. Then his actual actions spoke for him, and, well, see those current poll numbers again.
I'm sure writer Walker could care less about those numbers, and would probably blame it all on "racism," as asinine as that would be, natch. It shouldn't be the least bit surprising, though, for, after all, he adheres to the fictitious story surrounding Michael Brown. So hell, why not create a story where we're supposed to believe that, other than pure symbolism, Barack Obama is some mythical, larger-than-life figure whose presence in history needs to be preserved at all costs?
Martin Luther King Jr., who truly is a monumental historical civil rights figure, and whose actions truly effected great (racial) change, would have been a much more logical focus of such a story.
* Original: Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division.
1991 meaning: Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate.
Movie/TV show meaning: Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.
September 28, 2015
New 'Black Panther' writer is obsessed with race
Ta-Nehisi Coates is his name, and is considered (mainly by the Left) one of best contemporary writers around.
Unfortunately, he's obsessed with race. Which, naturally, would explain why the Left likes him so much.
“‘White America’ is a syndicate arrayed to protect its exclusive power to dominate and control our bodies,” he writes in his book Between the World and Me.
And that's only the beginning.
So, it really should come as no surprise that Marvel Comics has nabbed him to write a year-long series for Black Panther.
Coates says he was offered the gig after interviewing Marvel editor Sana Amanat, one of the creative forces behind (the Muslim) Ms. Marvel. Surprise, eh?
"T'Challa will reportedly come into conflict with a superhuman terrorist group called the People that incites a violent uprising in Wakanda," reports Newsarama.
If I had to fathom a guess, the People are white supremacists or, at least, backed by white supremacists. I can't see something that Coates will write as not about race/racism.
"I don’t experience the stuff I write about as weighty,” said Coates. “I feel a strong need to express something. The writing usually lifts the weight. I expect to be doing the same thing for Marvel.”
It's Bisexual Awareness Week
... and Wonder Woman is one. Supposedly.
September 23, 2015
PETA: Monkey should get ownership of 'selfie'
Seriously. PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is suing a photographer "in hopes of giving a monkey copyright ownership of a selfie."
Yet, we still have the ridiculous argument about whether a fetus is actually a "human." Hell, our US Senate won't even pass a ban on abortions after 20 weeks.
Where are all the American "progressives" citing the typical "we need to be more like Europe" now? Oh, that's right -- because Europe is actually quite a bit more conservative in the abortion realm.
September 22, 2015
Carson, Trump deal with elitist, media backlash
Meanwhile, it was Hillary Clinton who started the whisper campaign that Boss Obama is a Muslim.
Dr. Ben Carson is dealing with more than Trump in that arena, currently, after he said he "would not advocate for a Muslim" to be president.
Personally, I think it was a stupid answer not just politically, but personally. If a (Muslim) candidate for president puts the Constitution before his faith, wants lower taxes, less government, etc, ... anything that any good conservative believes ... I'd have no issue voting for the guy.
In any other election, Carson would be toast by now. But this isn't any other election. The three leading GOPers at this stage are all non-politicians -- and two of them, Trump and Carson, have said some (politically) suspect things.
But is hasn't mattered.
Despite his inarticulate statement, people are willing to give Carson the benefit of the doubt on his statement. He did say personally that he would not advocate for a Muslim to be the commander-in-chief. That's his opinion. As Bill O'Reilly said on his show last night, the US was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and if Dr. Carson sees that as an impediment for a Muslim to hold the presidency -- especially in this current time where radical Islam is running rampant in various areas of the planet -- so be it. People may not agree with him, but they can see where he is coming from.
Oh, and people quoting the Constitution's Article VI (like Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Earnest, et. al.) can stop -- Carson did not say Muslims cannot serve as president. See above.
Autism and public spaces
For the uninitiated reader(s), I have a son with severe autism. He is non-verbal, low functioning and "high behavior" as they say. "High behavior" is code for "breaks things and hits people".
He usually breaks things because he's not using them as intended (like toys) or because his OCD is acting up and he feel compelled to slam the door until it breaks. (For reference, he banged on our dining room window yesterday until it broke)
"Neighbors said he had pulled other children's hair, slapped a baby, purposely cycled into people and sat on a cat"
"Nurse Sue Alford, 61, lives on the street and said: 'It was painful. We all met with them and talked to them about their son, but they didn't see our point of view. We wanted the street to be a safe place for other children.'"
My son usually keeps his hands to himself with strangers but not always. For that reason alone, we are very careful about taking him to public places. The idea that we would let him roam the neighborhood unattended is just absurd.
In this dispute, I side with the neighbors. There is simply no excuse for this kid to be hurting other people and animals. The idea that this is going to lead to wholesale evictions based on nothing is just not likely.
This kid needs constant supervision and I sympathize with the parents. I know, first hand, how exhausting that is but that's their job. They have to keep other children safe and their own under control. If they cannot, then they should be seeking residential placement or other support services in their home.
How Posh are you?
So the Daily Mail (don't judge) has a quiz about how cultured you are.
Let's take the quiz, shall we?
1. Go to the theatre
I have been to the theater but I don't go regularly
2. Can recognise paintings/art
Varies wildly. I can recognise some of the more well known artists and paintings but beyond that, no.
3. Visit local heritage sites
I drive past Cooch's Bridge quite often, does that count?
4. Listen to classical music
5. Go to the ballet
I live in Delaware, so...no.
6. Know what wine goes with what
7. Don’t skip the news when it’s on TV
No, I don't watch TV news.
8. Watch documentaries
9. Can read music
To a degree, yes.
10. Take an avid interest in politics
11. Read daily newspapers
12. Take countryside walks
I would...but I'm time poor.
13. Read a book before bed
14. Choose city breaks over beach holidays
15. Watch Question Time
16. Host dinner parties
Nightly. I have 5 kids.
17. Know about cheese
18. Enjoy crosswords or Sudoku
19. Go to vintage markets
20. Know about cuts of meat
21. Watch tennis or cricket
22. Read a book before the film comes out
23. Watch Antiques Road Show
24. Own a library card
25. Watch films with subtitles
26. Visit farm shops
27. Use chopsticks over a knife and fork
28. Drink 'proper' coffee - not instant
No, tea. Coffee is for heathens.
29. Know how to pronounce 'quinoa'
30. Grow your own fruit and vegetables on an allotment
31. Go to music festivals
32. Collect music on vinyl
33. Read Wikipedia articles
34. Only eat local produce
35. Get the conundrum on Countdown
36. Wear bow-ties or brooches
37. Get food from supermarket 'finer' ranges
I don't know what this means
38. Drink herbal tea
Chai. Daily. s'truth.
39. Put on an accent to pronounce foreign words
Rarely. It's pretentious and annoying.
40. Avoid generic superstore furniture
Like do I buy custom couches and such? No.
So 17/40 = 42.5% Posh. Solidly middle class I'd say.
September 18, 2015
Let's check in with the moonbat comics creators!
Poor Ron Marz. Always looking for something with which to rip that "other" political party. Here, he's jumped on a comment by Jeb Bush (made at the most recent GOP debate) regarding his brother Dubya:
Except for that collapsed building he's standing on. https://t.co/hZKBg3XJZZ— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) September 17, 2015
Indeed. Not even eight months on the job after his predecessor, Bill Clinton, turned down an offer to have Osama bin Laden handed over to the US ... because supposedly the legality was dubious.
How many were cheering Clinton on for that?
Well, he's apparently very sleepy. That's something. https://t.co/SxUgUof8eu— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) September 17, 2015
This is in response to fellow comics guy Fabian Nicieza tweeting that Ben Carson "was probably a great neurosurgeon, but can someone please tell me based on WHAT QUALIFICATIONS should he be President?"
Hmm, as opposed to what -- a community organizer, say?
Oh, and Marz and Nicieza must be RACISTS for mocking Dr. Carson.
Son's teacher said "whole entire" today. Son raised his hand and told her that was redundant. #GoodBoy— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) September 17, 2015
Isn't that special. Apple, tree and all that. (Note: I've deleted the previous "offspring" reference as, after consideration, it's out of bounds. Even though Marz brought it up for his own silly purposes, I should have left it alone. Bigger fish and all that ....)
And, as "good" "progressives" always do -- jumping on the SJW bandwagon for ridiculous causes -- here's the gnomish Dan Slott on the Texas clock-making kid:
.@CNNPolitics Good job deleting the offensive tweet. But you're still getting it wrong. The term you're looking for is "falsely accused".— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) September 16, 2015
Oh gosh -- CNN's tweet was "offensive." You know why you've never seen Slott tweet about the many other students younger than Ahmed who were ridiculously disciplined for antics supposedly involving "guns?"
1) Because like all SJWs only "certain" people matter;
2) Slott hates guns and as such probably secretly agrees with what happened to those kids, and
3) Slott is a douche.
Of course, many other creators jumped on the Ahmed bandwagon. We all know why, too.
September 17, 2015
The insanity regarding #IStandWithAhmed
Yesterday, a 9th grader at a school in Texas brought a homemade clock to school. According to reports, Ahmed Mohamed, a supposed technology aficionado, wanted to show it off to his engineering teacher.
But apparently it began beeping in English class, and when Ahmed showed it to that teacher, she said "It looks like a bomb."
Here's a pic of Ahmed's device.
The English teacher held on to the clock, and, it seems, notified the principal. A little while later, the principal and a cop pulled Ahmed out of class. And that's when things got a little ... silly.
They led Ahmed into a room where four other police officers waited. He said an officer he’d never seen before leaned back in his chair and remarked: “Yup. That’s who I thought it was.”
Ahmed felt suddenly conscious of his brown skin and his name — one of the most common in the Muslim religion. But the police kept him busy with questions.
The bell rang at least twice, he said, while the officers searched his belongings and questioned his intentions. The principal threatened to expel him if he didn’t make a written statement, he said.
“They were like, ‘So you tried to make a bomb?’” Ahmed said.
“I told them no, I was trying to make a clock.”
“He said, ‘It looks like a movie bomb to me.’”
The police believed Ahmed was being evasive. Nevertheless, they ended up not pressing charges after they were convinced everything was kosher.
It's seems highly unreasonable that Ahmed had to be cuffed and fingerprinted.
The police ended up not charging him with anything after everything settled down.
But the social justice warriors were aghast. Automatically, as if on cue, social media lit up blaming the fact that Ahmed is Muslim for his treatment. That (like the quote above says) because his skin is brown.
A popular former Delaware blogger took to social media yesterday too, emphatically stating that "His name is Ahmed -- that's all you need to know."
To all of which I say, "Bullsh**."
Ian Tuttle at The Corner shows exactly why:
- "In Maryland, there was the seven-year-old Maryland boy who bit a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun." He was suspended.
- There was a five-year-old who had a bright red cap gun. He was suspended.
- There were "three six-year-old boys suspended for making 'finger guns' during a game of cops and robbers." All were suspended,
- There was an "eleven-year-old who said the word 'gun' on a school bus." Suspended.
- "There was an eight-year-old finger-gun wielder in Florida." Also suspended.
- "There was the 12-year-old keychain-gunslinger in Rhode Island." Guess what? Suspended.
- What about "the two Virginia seventh-graders who were playing with airsoft guns at one of the student’s homes"? SUSPENDED!
And the list keeps going.
As Tuttle says, the story isn't about “Islamophobia” and “white privilege”— "it’s about a few people in positions of authority who overreacted to the possibility of a weapon. Which, as it happens, is a too-frequent occurrence all over the country, regardless of the color of your skin."
The real difference between Ahmed and all those above is that the former got invited to the White House and numerous other places as a result of his school's actions.
You can probably figure out why, in part. That bullet list (no pun intended) features discipline related to guns. All Ahmed did was make a clock that just happened, at a glance, to look like an explosive device. (/sarcasm)
If race/ethnicity played any part in this whole fiasco, in the long run it was to Ahmed's overwhelming benefit. What did all those (younger) kids get for their even more obvious innocent actions?
I dunno. Do you?
John Nolte has still more.
September 16, 2015
'Hart to Hart' to be rebooted ... as a gay couple
This past weekend I wrote about "retroactive repression" -- a term used to make us feel all giddy about our contemporary moral superiority by altering the past with modern sensibilities.
The latest: The early 80s mystery show "Hart to Hart" starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers will be rebooted ... featuring a gay couple.
According to Variety sister site Deadline, who first broke the news, the new “Hart to Hart” is described as a modern and sexy retelling of the classic series that focuses on “by the book” attorney Jonathan Hart and free-spirited investigator Dan Hartman, who must balance the two sides of their life: action-packed crime-solving in the midst of newly found domesticity.
Isn't that special.
h/t to Paul Hair.
September 15, 2015
And it continues: Batman to go into 'Black Lives Matter mode'
"[T]he book holds 'white readers accountable for their complicity in the real-world situations that the comic analogizes,'" says comicbook critic Emma Houxbois.
But of course.
Read more about the storyline from my pal Douglas Ernst.
September 14, 2015
The Fifth Horseman
Rather, the answer is to fight. This level of stupidity is pervasive and growing. Colleges are incubators for this nonsense and need to be cleaned out like the Augean stables.
This person is purportedly a college student at a well regarded university. If she is falling apart when someone uses a Spanish word in a manner she doesn't like, she is bound to be one of two things. A SJW drain on the economy in the form of vexatious litigation to force goodthink and punish badthink or become the embittered crazy person you meet on the subway who takes everything as a personal slight/insult. Neither is a good outcome.
The whole idea of "cultural appropriation" is just bullshit. You like something from another culture, enjoy it. You want to wear a kilt or a sari or a thobe, have at it. Is it cultural appropriation for me to like Chinese opera? I can't speak Spanish now unless I'm Latino? If that's the case, why the hell is this Latina woman speaking English? Isn't that cultural appropriation? If not, why not? My heritage is Irish and German. Am I permitted to speak Gaelic and have a Guinness? How many generations removed from the Auld Sod can I be before I get in trouble?
Should the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra just close down?
We need to draw a line in the sand and stop this crap now. The Eco Justice Warriors were bad enough but this is going to be cultural death if the SJW's get their way.
We're doomed. Pack it in.
From the NY Times this past Sunday: Are College Lectures Unfair?
The notion may seem absurd on its face. The lecture is an old and well-established tradition in education. To most of us, it simply is the way college courses are taught. Even online courses are largely conventional lectures uploaded to the web.
Yet a growing body of evidence suggests that the lecture is not generic or neutral, but a specific cultural form that favors some people while discriminating against others, including women, minorities and low-income and first-generation college students. This is not a matter of instructor bias; it is the lecture format itself — when used on its own without other instructional supports — that offers unfair advantages to an already privileged population.
At this point, I'm surprised that the college lecture hasn't been blamed on global warming.
And if the lecture discriminates against women, especially, how is it that that group makes up the majority of the college population ... and its graduates, hmm?
September 10, 2015
Tom Brady got off because he is white?
Actually, Brady might not have even been a target at all in Deflategate had not now-Commissioner Roger Goodell done such a lousy job handling the Spygate scandal in the early-mid 2000s. Many see Goodell as "trying to set things right" by coming down hard on Brady and the Pats now after letting them off lightly then.
If you still think the Patriots are above board and legit, I suggest you read this exhaustive ESPN exposé.