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Jerry Brown Announces California Will Send National Guard to Border

Posted: 11 Apr 2018 05:43 PM PDT

Jerry Brown National Guard

Our favorite leftist hellpit, California, has a beef with the Trump administration. There have been catfights aplenty (see Bitter California Withholds Assistance as National Guard Goes to US-Mexico Border). In case you need catching up, the short story here is the President requested states send National Guard members to the border. To fix its crapiness. Given the context, we weren’t sure what California would do. Liberals gotta liberal.

Well, turns out California was just dragging its feet. Jerry Brown caved in what can only be explained as a mysterious Trumpening:

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he will accept federal funds to add National Guard members to a statewide anti-crime program, but did not say how many of those troops would go to the U.S.-Mexico border as a part of President Donald Trump's order.

In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Pentagon chief Jim Mattis, Brown said 400 additional National Guard Troops would join the 250 assigned to an ongoing program to combat transnational crime. The additional staffing will allow the Guard to support law enforcement operations against transnational gangs, human traffickers and drug smugglers "throughout the state," he said.

Last month Jerry was lecturing us all about walls. This week he’s giving the President a win for border security. Maybe it’s a trap. Maybe Jerry’s time of the month passed.

Regardless of the reason, Trump is getting his National Guard members. Though there’s no word yet on just how many are border bound. There could be a catch — perhaps when Jerry says he’ll send troops, he means he’ll send two. #Helping

Seeing as California managed to majorly screw the pooch on border security, it’d be nice to see them assuming some responsibility. The day the Golden State embraces tough immigration is the day we’ll all be checking to see if piggies sprouted wings. Just what the world needs; airborne feminists.

While we’re on the subject of all things border:

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USC Proudly Displays Sexist Anti-White Mural to ‘Spark Dialogue’

Posted: 11 Apr 2018 02:55 PM PDT

USC whiteness mural

Colleges doing stupid things in the name of anti-racism isn’t a new thing (see BUSTED: College ‘Diversity Council’ Caught Posting Fake Racist Flyers). Especially when art is involved. This idiocy, however, deserves an honorable mention. It’s just too deliciously hypocritical.

USC erected a mural meant to fight racism and sexism. It’s equal parts racist and sexist. Also, it was created by feminists because of course.

The mural was designed by the feminist artist collective When Women Disrupt.

Recently installed at an entrance to the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism building, it depicts large sketch drawings of four women of color on walls flanking the doorway with the words "DISMANTLE WHITENESS AND MISOGYNY ON THIS CAMPUS" posted on the ceiling above it.

The bigger point here: if you substituted whiteness with any other color (i.e.: blackness, brownness, yellowness), USC would be trampled and destroyed. In Berkeley fashion. Also, note how the sign makes no mention of misandry. Woman-hating not allowed. Man-hating perfectly okay.

Fret not, the school offered a detailed explanation of their racist, sexist art.

"The installation is intended to spark dialogue," communications Professor Alison Trope said. "To that end, the signage is meant to offer grounding of terms and ideas. There is no expectation that everyone agree with the statement offered by the artists, but hopefully viewers can acknowledge the experience of peers on campus around these issues."

Here’s the flyer accompanying the art. On a side note, if you need to explain your art it isn’t very good. Rookie mistake.

Ah, so they ascribed their own definition to “whiteness.” They really mean white supremacy. Something which isn’t a thing in 2018’s America. These words shouldn’t be problematic, to borrow a leftist favorite, because they have a special secret meaning. How convenient for them. Methinks progressives wouldn’t let such an excuse fly if the roles were reversed. Again, picture a banner calling for the destruction of blackness. Now picture it burning in the flames of SJW anger. There would be a national outcry, not a bunch of feminists giving themselves a pat on the cellulite-riddled butt for a job well done.

The left is constantly shifting the goalposts. When a banana is so much as left in the presence of a minority, it’s a hate crime. When white people are blatantly targeted, it’s artistic expression.

Something smells fishy. Probably the feminist art collective.

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Ricky Gervais Nails PC Culture: “Just Because You’re Offended Doesn’t Mean You’re Right!”

Posted: 11 Apr 2018 02:42 PM PDT

Ricky Gervais is one of my favorite comedians. So I’ve already seen “Humanity” because I don’t hate humor. Why haven’t you seen it? But I like him, even more, knowing he’s an advocate of free speech, despite belonging to a country which punishes people for “offensive jokes.” Last month (yes, last month, I don’t want to write about Paul Ryan today, sorry), Gervais appeared on “The View” to talk comedy and being offensive.

“Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right. Offense is about feelings and feelings are personal.”

And you can’t legislate against stupidity. At least half the legislature is stupidity. Everyone is going to find something offensive. But nowadays it seems “I’m offended” is your way to the top. Those who are offended are doing whatever they can to silence the offensive. It’s a dizzying merry-go-round of fat whiners throwing their own poo. See also WATCH: Jordan Peterson Just Nuked Feminism in Under 30 Minutes.

We need to “offend” each other in order to even talk with each other. Any truth is going to offend someone. We just say “Men are men, women are women” and some cross-dressing madam raises his manly finger to mark his offense. Despite doing things with that finger some might find rather offensive. We can’t cave to him simply because his feelings got hurt. Nobody has the right to a perpetual state of the warm and fuzzies.

What I find offensive is the act of abortion. Yet here’s John Oliver pushing it hard. What do my offended feelings win?

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School Arms Teachers Against School Shootings. With Miniature Baseball Bats.

Posted: 11 Apr 2018 12:56 PM PDT

Everyone and their stepsister’s uncle’s cat has something to say about how we should solve school shootings. While many have volunteered unsolicited solutions, a few stick out (see School Arms Students with Rocks to Combat School Shooters). Today brings us yet another hall of famer. A Pennsylvania school district decided it won’t sit back and let shooters waltz through their doors. It’s time to fight back, teachers included.

Their weapon of choice: miniature bats. As in the swinging kind, not the winged daemon. Though the latter might be more effective.

A Pennsylvania school district has given its teachers small wooden baseball bats as a reminder to fight a school shooter with any weapon available should other options fail.

The superintendent of the Millcreek Township School District says the 16-inch bats are primarily symbolic, but the district did want to have a “consistent tool” for all teachers should they need to fight an attacker.

Superintendent William Hall tells the Erie Times-News the district’s revised school shooting response plan puts more emphasis on options other than “hiding and waiting.” The president of the local teachers union says he supports the move.

It’s better than nothing, maybe. Yet I fail to see how a 16-inch bat could be any more effective than swinging a yardstick. Limited reach and all. They’ll have to chuck it and hope for the best.

At least they tried to come up with a solution. According to the superintendent, it’s supposed to be more symbolic than anything else. Thing is, “at least they tried” doesn’t exactly equate to “they succeeded in not getting their heads blown off.” It’s this kind of stupidity which costs American lives. Symbolism doesn’t stop shooters (see Kyle Kashuv Criticizes #MarchForOurLives for Their Hollow Activism). Tweeting #NeverAgain? Useless and annoying.

Such silly feel-goodery sounds nice in theory, but one can’t quite feel good when they’re dead. Because the toy bat didn’t save them from a strapped psycho.

Virtue signaling. It’s not helping. Allow Kyle Kashuv to explain:

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Cookie Monster is the Spokesman for Knife Control in England

Posted: 11 Apr 2018 08:56 AM PDT

Sit down, Batman. Gotham’s newest crime-fighting badass is here to eat up the world’s worst criminal morsels.

Use that laser vision to heat up the oven, Superman! There’s a new Justice League member to sniff out what the baddies are cooking.

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s the GLUTEN-EATING BUCKET MONSTER.

There was a time when I’d see Cookie Monster’s face on a box asking for weapons, and know right away it was a photoshop job. We don’t live in that world anymore. There is a charity called Only Cowards Carry. Which has selected Cookie Monster as their spokesmuppet.

cookie monster

This isn’t a new photo. As far as my Googling can tell, it’s been around for at least a year. But in light of the London Mayor actually calling for common sense knife control (see London Mayor Wants to Solve Rising Knife Crime by… Banning YouTube Videos? and London Mayor Calls for Common Sense Knife Control) it’s resurfaced. Because it’s 2018. And nuts to your childhood.

Twitter wasted no time being snarky.

https://twitter.com/CandiceLDobson/status/984066232365342723

Unfortunately, the actual Cookie Monster was unavailable for comment.

cookie monster

You would think since Sesame Street jumped to HBO, it would be raining money. And Muppets wouldn’t have to resort to asking people for their pointy objects. Sadly, our LwC researcher has been looking into things and this is just the beginning. Elmo has been talking to animal rights activists. Mr. Snuffleupagus was seen hanging out with David Hogg at the #MarchForOurLives. Though the worst of it is a planned Thelma and Louise remake staring Amy Schumer and Abby Cadabby.

I seriously can’t with you anymore, social media.

Now, to London. People are getting stabbed. Acid is being splashed about like liquor at a rave. Lorries (trucks) are being driven into crowds while drivers, allegedly, scream “COOKIES!”?

Until the UK can correctly identify the actual source of much of their crime woes, the fluffy Muppets are their best chance. Again we say to the Founding Fathers: good call, guys.

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California Wants to Regulate Social Media, “Fake News”

Posted: 11 Apr 2018 07:39 AM PDT

Social Media

State Senator Richard Pan has surveyed the state of California. Not for the sights so much. Not for the landscape, beaches, and illegal immigration problem. No, he surveyed California in a hunt to find one tiny corner of the state the government has yet to regulate. His options were pants, or social media. He chose option B. Though don’t think he’s not coming for pants next.

To summarize SB-1424:

Existing law prohibits a person, among others, from making or disseminating in any advertising device, or in any manner or means whatever, including over the Internet, any statement concerning real or personal property or services that is untrue or misleading, as specified.

This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.

Now here’s the rub. Define fake news. As you saw from the public coloscopy that Mark Zuckerberg received yesterday (see Ted Cruz HAMMERS Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook’s Anti-Conservative Bias and Ben Sasse Asks Mark Zuckerberg to Define “Hate Speech.” It Doesn’t Go Well.), the people publishing ideas can’t define it. Nor can they define “hate speech.” Or they simply can’t define it honestly. “Fake news” is usually defined as anything which contradicts the left’s preexisting opinion. But, according to the left, “fake news” does not include easily debunked Vox pieces. Or clickbait tabloids like HuffPo or BuzzFeed.

Fake news also doesn’t refer to #RESIST social media managers who send misleading tweets they know contradict the link attached. Because they know you aren’t going to click the link.

Facebook can’t even define a fact-checker when “fact-checkers” are fact-checking parody sites. We’re deadly serious about this one. Facebook fact-checked a parody site. Parody. It’s like Nancy Pelosi “fact-checking” Obamacare. A bill sne never even read.

No. This is just another leftist politician trying to regulate free speech. Which in California, will probably be illegal by the summertime.

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REBUTTAL: John Oliver’s Crisis Pregnancy Center Propaganda!

Posted: 11 Apr 2018 07:24 AM PDT

Steven Crowder provides a full rebuttal to John Oliver's latest pro-abortion video attacking volunteer crisis pregnancy centers. As he jolly well should. Watch:

Let’s not kid ourselves. People who call themselves “pro-choice” as John Oliver does, are really “pro-abortion.” If they were for choices, they’d be fine with Crisis Pregnancy Centers parking their vans or businesses right across the street from an abortion clinic like Planned Parenthood. If it’s “all about choices.”

But like Oliver, most pro-abortion advocates only want to push abortion. It’s the sacred sacrament, and a well-funded one. Should anyone come along to threaten a woman’s “right” to kill her unborn child, these same “pro-choice” people go on a full scale attack.

More about abortion and Planned Parenthood:

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OPINION: America is a Thing Because the United Kingdom Blows

Posted: 11 Apr 2018 06:26 AM PDT

UK blows

First, let’s address the divisiveness of the headline. Yes, there are places far worse than the United Kingdom. But the original thirteen colonies didn’t form the United States to escape the Ottoman Empire. We’re speaking in first, western world terms here. Save your North Korean torture talk for another time. Okay? Okay.

These last few weeks have been — how shall we say — embarrassing for the UK. A man was recently sentenced for the crime of telling a joke. Then an old retiree arrested for murder after stabbing a home intruder. To deal with rampaging knife crime, the esteemed Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn, plans to institute comprehensive knife control.

The knifings were too much for crime-fighting super ninja Cookie Monster, to handle.

Oh my.

Before irate royalists raise their spoons at me — as knives and possibly forks, are soon to be banned — lemme go on a disclaimer tour and say I’m specifically referring to the government of the United Kingdom. Not the fine Britons of good will and humour (see end of this column for more). Got that? I’ll even refrain from dental hygiene jokes. I love the good people of Britain. Nigel Farage and Daniel Hannan are cool cats in my book. I sympathize with all who’re living under the UK’s crappy rules. Okay? Okay.

The United States is the United States largely because Great Britain’s government has been, for at least all our history, a steaming pile of shite. Extra e for colloquial reasons. So while the UK has gotten bad press for questionable decisions the past fortnight, let’s not kid ourselves. If freedoms had ever been a thing in the United Kingdom, America wouldn’t have written the best breakup letter history has ever seen. Having had quite enough of the tyranny, the Founding Fathers wrote to King George, “So long and thanks for all the fish. You scurvy, mangey git.”

Some 240 plus years later, good call.

The laws in the Old Country seem to get sillier by the day. But the United Kingdom is the same country which thought leaving the colonies alone for a bit to “think about what they’d done” was a proper form of punishment. In hindsight, not as brilliant as Monty Python.

America adopted some of its best tenets in reaction to the utter garbage earlier Americans had to deal with under Britain’s gnarly thumbs. Despite the Magna Carta which, with a little research, was taken seriously then ignored. Seriously then ignored. Seriously… you’re sensing a pattern. Seems the Founding Fathers rather liked the Magna Carta.

Let’s go through those tenets for good measure, eh?

One: Freedom of speech in America is a constitutionally protected right. A right which, as far as I’m aware, exists only here. Which is why I can write this column and say “Nobody cares about the royal family except if it’s a TV series” without worrying about the bobbies bashing down my door with their little glow sticks. Since, you know, most of them don’t carry guns.

But freedom to say what you like still isn’t a reality in the United Kingdom. Yes, they have a “freedom of expression” but it comes with exceptions:

2. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.

For the protection of “health or morals.” What the actual hell is that?

Compare the above to the First Amendment.

While the British may be “free to say what they like,” the UK and other European countries also have laws against “hate speech.” Laws which would not hold up in the United States. Therein lies the great difference. So sure, someone in England can tell a joke. But if someone deems it hate speech, to the slammer you go. That’s not “freedom of expression.” See related articles:

I’d also like to note the “Human Rights Act” from which the above section on “freedom of expression” was pulled, was instituted in the year 2000.

Two: The right to self-preservation via the keeping and bearing of arms. Specifically to protect Americans against government tyranny as seen in Great Britain toward the American colonies back in the 1700s and, as we’re seeing, what’s happening to the British people via the British Government now. The Founding Fathers didn’t want the American people to be oppressed or defenseless. Against intruders or a tyrannical government bent on oppressing them.

Meanwhile in modern England:

God forbid someone have a stray thread on their sweater. How will they chop it off? Safety scissors? Their own teeth?

While the British authorities are cracking down on quilt-makers, there’s a bit of a terrorist problem:

All this crime against Britons. With little to no way for those same Britons to defend themselves. And if they speak out against what’s going on in the UK regards Islamic terrorism, their speech may be deemed a threat to “the democracy.” See point one above.

Three: the rest of the Bill of Rights were written specifically to protect people from a tyrannical government, as governments tend to go tyrannical if left unchecked. Including the right to a speedy trial, to face your accuser, and not to be charged for the exact same crime twice (double jeopardy).

While the UK recently adapted similar laws (though not double jeopardy, that I’m aware), the right to say what you’d like without being sentenced for “hate speech” and the right to protect yourselves, even if you use a thumbtack, are not clearly specified in British law. Again, that I’m aware. Because despite having fine tea and superior television programs, protecting the rights of individuals, which as Ayn Rand once pointed out is the “smallest minority,” is not high on the Brit’s list. But protecting the collective, possibly from even themselves or from mean jokes, is.

Until the United Kingdom sees people as individuals, not as a greater collective of subjects, and understand individuals have rights granted to them by God, the UK will continue along its blundering path, engaging in piffle like blaming knife crime on cutlery. And enlisting a Muppet to help fight it.

~ Written by Courtney Kirchoff (who has deep British ancestry)


Extra fluff which didn’t make the cut, due to length, but I felt necessary to include in some form for our English brethren:

Here’s a boon to the already offended limeys foaming at mouth with bubbling Earl Grey. The United Kingdom is a master in the arts. Books, poetry, theatre, music, oil to canvas, et cetera. Americans do not hold a candle to literary greats of Britain like Shakespeare, Lawrence, Doyle, Jane Austen, The Bronte Sisters, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, and so forth. It seems to continue to this day.

Mark Twain is overrated. Change my mind.

Then there’s the art of theatre, historical and modern. How many Americans simply watch a BBC program knowing nothing of it other than it’s a British production, and is therefore likely quite good? The British are superior story-tellers, to be sure. In fact, I’d wager we import half our acting staff from Britain. Did you know Tom Holland, who plays Spiderman, is a Brit? Cheers to you, Britain. You’ve claimed another American icon. Should Chris Evans ever hang up Captain America’s shield, methinks MI6 has a handsome bloke lined up to take his place. And I wouldn’t mind a bit.

President Trump Signs Executive Order Requiring Work for Welfare

Posted: 11 Apr 2018 06:05 AM PDT

Trump

Here’s a Trump story that’s important, but will probably get lost in the news today. Apparently, while I was at the gym, the president kinda declared war against Syria. On Twitter. I’d give anything for a Forest Gump “that’s all I have to say about that” .gif right now.

But more importantly, let’s talk about welfare. The president thinks you should have to work for it. Kind of like how everyone else has to work hard for the money.

The White House issued a memo that argued those who rely on welfare would have an easier time achieving economic mobility through strengthened work requirements where they already exist, and the creation of new ones where applicable.

“The Federal Government should do everything within its authority to empower individuals by providing opportunities for work, including by investing in Federal programs that are effective at moving people into the workforce and out of poverty,” the executive order states.

The new requirements would apply to those who are able to work, according to the memo.

This is what we call “Good Trump,” a moniker we’re shamelessly stealing from our favorite tumbler pushing Jew. There’s this crazy idea if you are going to except aid from the government, you should use it to actually “get back on your feet.” So you don’t have to keep getting aid from the government. Who takes gets their money from us. The taxpayers. Who work hard for the money. Work hard for the money. As far as I’m aware, there’s no lucrative career where one can sit couch-side watching infomercials. But if someone has a line on it, tweet me.

Also, hey making people work for their money works (see Mississippi Passes Law Requiring Welfare Recipients to Work. The Results? and Maine Makes Welfare Recipients Work for it. Guess What Happens Next…). See also: all other Americans who work for money.

Kudos to the president on this one.

Now brace for the missiles.

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