Speak No Evil

  • Hampshire College is cracking down on free expression after veterans protested its decision to remove the American flag from campus, forcing activists to petition the White House for redress.
  • Hampshire President Jonathan Lash announced via email Tuesday that “no protestors [sic] will be allowed to come on campus” and that “media are prohibited from speaking directly to students.”

Hampshire College is cracking down on free expression after veterans protested its decision to remove the American flag from campus, forcing activists to petition the White House for redress.

On the eve of Veteran’s Day, Hampshire students upset over Donald Trump’s election burned an American flag that had been lowered to half-staff on a campus flagpole, prompting a national controversy that was only inflamed by the school’s response.

“No protestors [sic] will be allowed to come on campus.”   

But they make $15/hr!! 🙂

 

While Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash initially expressed disappointment with the students, he also announced that he would not be replacing the flag, asserting that the decision would help to “focus our efforts on addressing racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and behaviors.”

Meaning anything and anyone who disagree with our Agenda.

After all, it’s the freedom of LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE Speech, not “hate speech” which is defined as any speech that is counter or in opposition to Liberal speech.

In response, hundreds of veterans and local residents held a protest on campus over the weekend to demand that the banner be restored, with many demonstrators suggesting that the college should have its federal funding withheld until it complies.

Now, Lash has issued another ukase, this time decreeing that “no protestors [sic] will be allowed to come on campus” and that “media are prohibited from speaking directly to students.

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
George Orwell

Campus police will also have an increased presence on campus to ensure both compliance and student safety, he continued, adding that the administration would also “monitor social media about any other events that are planned and report any concerns to campus police.”

“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” – George Orwell

“It’s discouraging to hear Jonathan Lash make an announcement to not talk to the media.” A student from Hampshire College told Campus Reform. “In order for Hampshire to be heard during this time, it’s important students speak out against what’s happening. It’s important we stand up for our school. It’s important to not let the radical minority be the only voice heard during this time.”

But it is VERBOTEN! This is is Free Speech after all! 🙂

This student has asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution, but others have found a way around Hampshire’s restrictive policies, creating a White House petition to “remove all federal funding from Hampshire College until they choose to fly the American Flag on their campus.”

The petition had secured nearly 2,000 signatures by press time, still far short of the 100,000 that it needs by Christmas in order to elicit a presidential statement.

“It is our belief that the school should not receive tax dollars in any form,” the petition reads. “They have chosen to step away from our country in a very bold and clear statement. As such they should not receive support from the country they no longer are choosing to support.”

MassLive reports that students attending Hampshire College receive $7.2 million in federal funding, which accounts for about 14.6 percent of the school’s net $64 million in revenue, and that the school also received $690,386 in federal grants during FY 2014.

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Five Stages

Ever since the elections, our media, schools, workplaces and houses of worship have presented a steady stream of stories showcasing the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. 

Liberal-progressive snowflakes are wallowing in denial, anger and depression. They cannot work, attend class or take exams. They need safe “healing” spaces, Play-Do, comfort critters and counseling. Too many throw tirades equating Donald Trump with Adolph Hitler, while too few are actually moving to Canada, New Zealand or Jupiter, after solemnly promising they would. 

Nouveau grief is also characterized by the elimination of bargaining and acceptance – and their replacement by two new stages: intolerance for other views and defiance or even riots. Sadly, it appears these new stages have become a dominant, permanent, shameful feature of liberal policies and politics. 

The Left has long been intolerant to alternative viewpoints. Refusing to engage or debate, banning or forcibly removing books and posters, threatening and silencing contrarians, disinviting or shouting down conservative speakers, denying tax exempt status to opposing political groups, even criminalizing and prosecuting climate change “deniers” – have all become trademark tactics. Defiance and riots were rare during the Obama years, simply because his government enforced lib-prog ideologies and policies. 

Liberals view government as their domain, their reason for being, far too important to be left to “poorly educated” rural and small-town voters, blue-collar workers or other “deplorable” elements. Liberals may not care what we do in our bedrooms, but they intend to control everything outside those four walls.

They are aghast that over 90% of all US counties and county equivalents voted for Trump. They’re incensed that President Trump and Republicans in Congress, 33 governor’s offices and 69 of 99 state legislatures nationwide will likely review and reform policies, laws and regulations on a host of issues. 

Above all, they are outraged over what might happen to their “dangerous manmade climate change” mantra. It was supposed to be their ticket to endless extravaganzas at 5-star venues in exotic locales – their trump card for controlling the world’s energy, economy, livelihoods and living standards. 

That is why they demand that only their “facts” be heard on the “consensus science” supporting policies they say are essential to prevent a “disastrous” 2º C (3.6º F) rise from 1850 levels, when the Little Ice Age ended (and the modern industrial era began). It’s why the Paris climate agreement tells developed nations to keep fossil fuels in the ground, roll back their economies and reduce their living standards – while giving $100 billion per year to poor countries for climate mitigation and reparation. 

That, in turn, is why developing countries eagerly signed the Paris accord, bringing it into force and effect just before this year’s climate confab in Marrakech. They would not be required to reduce their fossil fuel use or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. And they – or at least their governing classes – would receive trillions of dollars over the coming decades. Countless thousands were thus in jolly spirits as they flew giant fuel-guzzling, GHG-spewing jetliners into Morocco for the historic event. 

 

But then, on the third day, news of the US elections brought misery and mayhem to Marrakech. Event organizers had tolerated credentialed Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow representatives handing out Climate Hustle DVDs and discussing Real World climate science and energy development. But when CFACT erected a Donald Trump cutout and shredded a copy of the Paris accord, they sent armed police to forcibly end the educational event and boot the impudent non-believers out of the hallowed conference. 

Marrakech may have marked the zenith of the religious-political climate movement. President-Elect Trump has long held that there is likely “some connectivity” between human actions and the climate – but he has also said it is a “hoax” to say humans are now causing catastrophic global warming and climate change. He also says he has an “open mind” on the issue and will be studying it “very closely.” 

 

Here are a few important facts and probing questions that he could raise, to get the ball rolling. 

1) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was formed to detect and assess possible human influences on global climate systems, amid many natural forces. However, it soon began looking only at human influences. Now it claims warming, cooling and weather are driven only by human emissions. How and why did this happen? How can you ignore the powerful natural forces, focus solely on air emissions associated with fossil fuel use – and call it solid, honest, empirical, consensus science? 

2) Your “dangerous manmade climate change” thesis – and the computer models used in support of it – implicitly assume that fossil fuel emissions have replaced dozens, perhaps hundreds, of powerful natural forces that have driven climate change and extreme weather events throughout Earth and human history. What caused the ice ages and interglacial periods, Medieval Warm Period, Little Ice Age, Anasazi and Mayan droughts, and other major climate and weather events – before fossil fuel emissions took over? 

 

Where did all those natural forces go? Why are they no longer functioning? Who stole them? When did they stop ruling the climate: in 1850, 1900, 1950 … or perhaps 1990, after the IPCC was established? 

3) You claim climate and weather patterns are already “unprecedented” and increasingly cataclysmic. But even as plant-fertilizing CO2 levels continue to climb, average global temperatures have risen barely 0.1 degrees the past two decades, amid a major El Niño. Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are growing at record rates. Seas are rising at barely seven inches per century. It has now been a record eleven years since a category 3-5 hurricane struck the US mainland; the previous record was nine years, 1860 to 1869. The 2016 US tornado count was the lowest on record. Where are the unprecedented cataclysms? 

4) Your computer models begin with the assumption or assertion that increasing levels of carbon dioxide will cause rapidly, dangerously rising global temperatures, and more extreme weather events. But if this assumption is wrong, so are your models, projections and scenarios. It’s garbage in / garbage out. And in fact your models have been wrong – dramatically and consistently, year after year. When will you fix them? When will they factor in data and analyses for solar, cosmic ray, oceanic and other natural forces? 

5) The manmade climate cataclysm community has refused to discuss or debate its data, methodologies, analyses and conclusions with those whom you call “skeptics” or “deniers.” 97% consensus, case closed, you say. What do you fear from open, robust debate? What manipulated data or other tricks are you trying to hide? Why are you afraid to put your cards on the table, lay out your supposed evidence – and duke it out? Do you really think taxpayers should give you one more dime under these circumstances? 

6) The FDA and other federal agencies require that applications for drugs, medical devices and permits for projects include extensive raw data, lab and project methodologies, and other information. Your modeling and other work is largely paid for with taxpayer money, and used to determine public policies. Why should you be allowed to hide your data and methodologies, treat them as proprietary, refuse to share them with Congress or “realist” scientists, and refuse to engage in a full peer-review process? 

7) EPA’s “social cost of carbon” scheme blames everything imaginable on fossil fuels – but totally ignores the huge benefits of using these fuels. Isn’t that misleading, disingenuous, even fraudulent? 

8) America already produces more ethanol than it can use. Now EPA wants it to blend another 1.2 billion gallons into our gasoline. Why should we do this – considering the land, water, environmental, fuel efficiency and other costs, rampant fraud in the RIN program, and impacts on small refiners? If we replace all fossil fuels with biofuels, how much land, water, fertilizer and energy would that require? 

9) Wind turbines are land intensive, heavily subsidized and exempted from most environmental rules. They kill millions of birds and bats. Their electricity is expensive and unreliable, and requires fossil fuel backup generators. Why should this industry be exempted from endangered species laws – and allowed to conduct fraudulent mortality studies, and prevent independent investigators from reviewing the work? 

Mr. Trump, keep an open mind. But keep exercising due diligence. Trust, but verify. And fire anyone who lies or refuses to answer or provides the climate equivalent of shoddy work and substandard concrete. 

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Streaming Liberalism

How dare you cost Liberals Tax Money!! That’s an unholy sin! You must be punished!

The intrigue of the Netflix drama “House of Cards” soon might pale next to the turmoil brewing over whether consumers should pay a tax to watch Netflix and other video streaming services.

Pasadena city officials are mulling whether to tax subscribers of Netflix, Hulu and other video streaming using an existing municipal utility tax code that initially was designed for taxing cable-television users. Sacramento and dozens of other California cities have similar codes that might enable them to consider the tax.

That follows similar so-called “Netflix taxes” that already have gone into effect in Pennsylvania and Chicago. More levies elsewhere could be coming as state and local agencies try to generate more revenue, especially to replace revenue lost from consumers who became “cord cutters” by dropping cable TV and switching to video streaming.

How dare you try to save money or make choices that hurt Liberal Tax Addicts!!

“The trend seems to be more toward taxation than non-taxation,” said Paul Verna, senior analyst at the research firm eMarketer.

But the move is fraught with doubts and confusion. For starters, the Internet Assn. — the trade group whose members include Netflix — is not happy about the tax effort and is campaigning to curb it. The group also hinted that it might pursue legal action in some cases.

“We’re not leaving anything off the table,” said Robert Callahan, the Internet Assn.’s California executive director. “There are a number of questions we have about the legality of this.”

There’s also confusion about whether city officials can unilaterally impose a tax on streaming services or whether a specific Netflix tax should be subject to voter approval.

In Pasadena, for instance, City Finance Director Matthew Hawkesworth said he can decide whether to levy the city’s 9.4% video tax on streaming services based on a revised utility tax code that was approved by voters in 2008. That code says video-programming suppliers can face a tax “whatever their technology.”

But the California Taxpayers Assn. consumer group says not so fast.

“Our stance is you can’t do this without a public vote” on a tax on video streaming, said David Kline, the group’s spokesman.

“The law is very clear in California that if the local government wants to expand or increase a tax, it requires a vote of the public,” Kline said.

Then there’s the question about how and when such a tax would be collected by Netflix or the other providers and then relayed to a city’s coffers.

For example, Netflix could look for account holders with addresses in Pasadena. But what if the account holder simply switches to a relative’s address outside the city to avoid the tax? Or, as Kline theorized, “What if someone goes on vacation out of town and uses Netflix at their hotel? Are you still going to tax them?”

Even Pasadena is struggling with that question, Hawkesworth said. “That is the part we’re trying to understand. It could be based on the address designated on the account, but I don’t know that for sure.”

In addition, Netflix would have to keep track of different city tax rates for different subscribers in California.

There are roughly 45 California cities with utility tax codes that might allow for a Netflix tax, including Sacramento, Culver City, Glendale and Santa Monica. The cities’ video tax rates range from 1% of the bill to 11%.

Netflix has 47 million U.S. subscribers, and its standard plan costs $9.99 a month. So a 10% tax would add another dollar to the bill. Hulu, with 12 million subscribers, charges $5.99 to $11.99 a month depending on the service.

Netflix spokeswoman Anne Marie Squeo said the Los Gatos, Calif., company has serious reservations about the tax issue.

“It’s a dangerous precedent to start taxing Internet apps and websites using laws intended for utilities like water and electricity,” Squeo said. “It is especially concerning when these taxes are applied to consumers without consent and in a manner that likely violates federal and state law.”

Pasadena and some of the other California cities that are weighing such a tax have hired MuniServices, a unit of PRA Group Inc., to help them navigate the issue.

MuniServices spokeswoman Nancy Porter declined to discuss the effort in Pasadena or any city specifically, but said in general, the cities are asking such questions as: “If a consumer unplugs from cable television and gets the same service from Netflix or HBO Go, should that service be taxable?”

Asked why he was considering the tax for Pasadena, Hawkesworth said, “My job is to put all the options on the table for the city manager and elected officials to make good, informed decisions about how the city can collect revenue.”

Netflix and the rest of the streaming industry “has proven itself fairly sustainable, and it’s incumbent on us to say, ‘Does this apply [to a tax] or doesn’t it apply?’ ” Hawkesworth said.

Pasadena, with a population of 142,000, expects to collect $2.3 million from its video utility tax — mainly for cable TV — this year. That’s up from $1.9 million in 2013 because of additional subscribers.

But the city is projecting overall budget shortfalls in coming years, starting with a $7.6 million deficit in 2018, so it’s looking for additional revenue sources.

And Liberals never cut spending. They just increase Taxes. 😦

Regardless, one big reason the Internet Assn. objects to a Netflix tax “is the precedent of having what you do online being taxed as a utility,” Callahan said.

“That is a slippery slope we think is dangerous,” he said. “Today, it’s because I’m paying for Netflix, and the next day, it’s for the music I download online and the next day, it’s for social media I use. If you’re treating Internet websites and apps as utilities, there’s no limit as to how far they can take it.”

That’s already partly the case in Pennsylvania. On Aug. 1, the state’s 6% sales tax was extended to streaming services such as Netflix and to digital downloads of music, e-books and ringtones. The tax is levied on users with accounts having a Pennsylvania billing address.

Chicago last year imposed a 9% tax on streaming media services under an existing “amusement tax” typically applied to concerts and sporting events.

The 4,000+ murders in the city aren’t amusing. 🙂

But that tax is being challenged in court by the Liberty Justice Center legal group on grounds the tax is unconstitutional under state and federal laws. In the meantime, Chicago residents are forking over the tax money.

Critics also contend that taxing Netflix and other streaming services amounts to double taxation because the user typically already is paying local taxes for Internet access for their computer and for phone-carrier access for their smartphone.

Of course, the same double taxation already applies to goods bought on Amazon.com and some other e-commerce sites. Amazon initially was free of state sales tax but now Amazon purchases are subject to sales tax in 28 states, including California.

Because governments want MONEY! They are addicted to it.

Regardless, the factors at play in taxing Netflix and other streaming services “make for a situation where everything is up in the air,” eMarketer’s Verna said. “The cities are taking matters into their own hands, and then there’s going to be a lot of fallout.

“As these battles play out and get more media attention, and lobbying attention on both sides escalates, it’s anybody’s guess who wins,” Verna said.

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Go To Hell

While liberals and progressives were sorry to see him go and I was much more sad to see the deaths of Florence Henderson and Ron Glass over the weekend that a Dictator that has been there my entire life.

Fidel Castro. May he rot in his own hell.

I was born during the Cuban Missile Crisis. That was the world I was born into.

Thanks, Fidel. I won’t miss you.

But Liberals will. They love oppressive Communist Dictators.

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And of course, it’s all about HIM. 🙂

But I’m more in tune with our President-Elect:

“Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades,” the statement read. “Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.”

“Though the tragedies, death and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty,” the president-elect added.

Sen. Marco Rubio (a Cuban American): “President Obama issued a pathetic statement on death of dictator #FidelCastro with no mention of thousands he killed & imprisoned,” he wrote on Twitter Saturday morning.

Fidel Castro seized power promising to bring freedom and prosperity to Cuba, but his communist regime turned it into an impoverished island prison. Over six decades, millions of Cubans were forced to flee their own country, and those accused of opposing the regime were routinely jailed and even killed.

Sadly, Fidel Castro’s death does not mean freedom for the Cuban people or justice for the democratic activists, religious leaders, and political opponents he and his brother have jailed and persecuted. The dictator has died, but the dictatorship has not. And one thing is clear, history will not absolve Fidel Castro; it will remember him as an evil, murderous dictator who inflicted misery and suffering on his own people.

The future of Cuba ultimately remains in the hands of the Cuban people, and now more than ever Congress and the new administration must stand with them against their brutal rulers and support their struggle for freedom and basic human rights.

His brother Raul  and Liberals everywhere are standing in the way.

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Calexit

YES,PLEASE. That’s 55 Electoral Votes the Democrats won’t get then. 🙂

And many those Celebrities and Race-Baiters who threatened to move to Canada if Trump won, then said “just kidding” would go with them…

As disgraced Democrat John Edwards liked to say, “There are two Americas.” There’s an America where people love this country, want it to be successful and believe in using tried and tested means like capitalism, conservatism, the Constitution and Christianity to make that happen. Then there’s an America where this country is shameful, deserves to be brought down a peg and all the old values that served us in the past need to be disgraced and destroyed. These views are becoming increasingly difficult to square. 

Take Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, for example. Are there any meaningful areas of agreement you have with them politically as conservatives? Do you agree with them on abortion, gay marriage, Obamacare, the Constitution, controlling the border, taxes, states’ rights, spending, judges, school choice, etc., etc.? Those disagreements might be mostly irrelevant if liberals were content to live how they want in states they control while leaving everyone else alone. Instead, liberals have worked incessantly to create an all-powerful centralized government that they believe should marginalize and prey upon people who don’t share their political beliefs. The idealized liberal world is one where you do the work, they take your tax dollars and give that money to people who don’t work as hard as you in exchange for keeping the Left in power. That unworkable liberal philosophy is inexorably marching the country towards bankruptcy and ruin. 

…Which brings us to California and the “Calexit.” Inspired by Britain’s “Brexit” from Europe, a group called Yes California wants to put leaving the United States on the ballot for Californians in 2018. If liberals want California to secede, then conservatives should say, “Godspeed, Libs!” Of course, there are some caveats. Any nuclear weapons and military equipment should stay in the United States. Buy your own military hardware for your new nation. Additionally, large swathes of California aren’t liberal. Roughly half the physical area in California went for Trump over Hillary, for instance. Split the state in two and let the liberal half form its own nation while the conservative “new California” stays in the United States. Given the raw size of California and the deep political differences, the state should be split in two whether there’s a “Calexit” or not.  

That begs an obvious question. The Yes California group has an argument about why Californians should leave the United States, but why should the rest of us want it to happen? 

Well, if you believe that liberalism is destroying the country, getting rid of California would put a big thumb on the scale for conservatism. California has 55 electoral votes that are automatically in the liberal column every presidential election. Spreading those electoral votes across the other states, or, even better, having California leave while a smaller, more conservative California stays in the country would make it much more likely Republicans would be elected. That might literally be the difference between the country having a bright future and going down the tubes. Additionally, California has two liberal senators and 39 out of 53 of its House members are Democrats. You want to cement in Republican control of the House for the foreseeable future? That shift would probably do it. 

 

That alone would be worth getting rid of California, but there are also economic considerations. For one thing, we wouldn’t need to pay California residents Social Security or Medicare any longer. Given that we’re talking about a state with 36 million people where 11% of the population was over 65 in 2015 with that number projected to rise to 18% in 2030, the amount of money saved would be staggering.  

Then there’s the state’s enormous debt,

“Stanford’s PensionTracker.org launched last fall, initially listing local agencies, and last week added data for every state. California ranked seventh highest nationwide for debt-per-household when viewed through rose-colored glasses ($15,618); and third-highest in the nation when viewed through skeptic’s glasses ($77,700).

“I was a little surprised that the unfunded amount per household is as high as it is,” said Joe Nation, public policy professor at Stanford and director of the data project.

All told, California’s public pension systems are $281.5 billion short, including pension bond debt. Through Nation’s lens, they’re nearly $1 trillion in the hole – or $946.4 billion.”

 

Like Detroit, Puerto Rico, and Greece, California is headed for bankruptcy and by the time it’s done, the bill will likely be over a trillion dollars. If we could wash our hands of that problem, it would be good news for the country. 

So, if California wants to say, “Hasta La Vista, Baby,” conservatives across the country should welcome it and do everything they can to facilitate a happy split. (Townhall)

Proclamation

The country’s first “racist” white guy. 🙂

Of course we all know about the original Thanksgiving Day story with the Pilgrims and Indians, and many have heard that it was President Abraham Lincoln who made it a federal holiday, but did you know that President George Washington issued the very first Thanksgiving Proclamation in the United States of America on October 3, 1789?

Below the is the text of the proclamation as well as an image of the original proclamation signed by President Washington:

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other trangressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Go. Washington

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Freakout Nation

Get ready for 4 years of Freak outs, crying, bitching,moaning, and lies. The News Media will be sharper than a serpent’s tooth. The days of nerf ball questions and ignoring and covering up anything The President did is over. Its now time to have headline news if he goes to the bathroom at the wrong time.

They will be hoping, wishing, making voodoo dolls to make it happen, about impeachment or assassination  or both, of Donald Trump.

The “tolerance” crowd will be anything but. Diversity is exclusion.

Oh, and EVERYTHING is now Trump’s fault. If they burn their toast in the morning it will be his fault. Damn that racist, sexist pig! 🙂

The left is trying to come to grips with its utter rejection, and its response to Donald Trump will be to fall back on an endless series of freakoutrages – hyperbolic, unhinged, hack media-fueled spasms of faux moral panic every time he dares do anything.

Appoint someone to a job? Freak out – it’s an outrage!

Go to dinner? Freak out – it’s an outrage!

Actually keep promises made to the voters? Freak out – it’s an outrage!

But it isn’t going to work. Not anymore. Not with the form of the Destructor Hillary and the rest of super smart Team Smugfail chose. Freakoutrage fatigue is in effect. You can cry Wolf Blitzer all day long and nobody cares.

It’s important to understand why liberals are so angry and so scared. They are angry because they believe they have a moral right to command us, apparently bestowed by Gaia or #Science or having gone to Yale, and we are irredeemably deplorable for not submitting to their benevolent dictatorship.

They are scared because they fear we will wage the same kind of campaign of petty (and not so petty) oppression, intimidation, and bullying that they intended to wage upon us.

And their fear tastes like sunshine puked up by a unicorn.

I was considering being magnanimous in our total victory, but that lasted until a bunch of loving, tolerant, peaceful anti-Trump demonstrators jumped my friend and hurt his dog. So now, their pain is my sugar, and I say let’s spend the next four years having our coffee Sudden Impact-style.

You want to play the freakoutrage card? Go ahead, make my day.

It’s the only practical tool they have left, secession being hard and scary when you’re on the side that wets itself around guns. So instead they sow cultural chaos with the eager, slobbering cooperation of the dying mainstream media. Hence the nonstop series of post-defeat freakoutrages over each and every action undertaken by President-elect Trump – oh, I’m getting Matthewsian tingles down my leg just thinking of how much it hurts you libs to read those words!

But it’s a loser’s game. Freakoutraging is not a power move – it’s a sign of weakness. It’s weak because to work, it depends entirely on cooperation by us and by President-elect Trump – there’s that tingle again! We have to allow it to work. See, you libs can’t make us do anything because we control everything. The Reid Rule is in effect, players, and we’re going to beat down liberalism like a Nordic-Trak beats down Harry.

Freakoutrage is manipulation, so it depends upon the credibility of the freakoutrager in the eyes of the freakoutragee. Do you see the problem? Because the freakoutragers are liberals amplified by the liberal mainstream media, there’s a bit of a credibility gap in the eyes of us freakoutragees. Similarly yuge gaps include the Grand Canyon and the yawning chasm between Obama’s self-regard and his accomplishments.

 

To work, the freakoutragee has to take the freakoutrage seriously – “Wow, I can’t imagine that anyone would call the Attorney General appointee a white supremacist Klan lover without a really good reason. I shall be wary of this ruffian!” But when you literally call everyone associated with Donald Trump a bigot, racist, sexist, Islamophobe, transphobe, and miscellaneousphobe – including, by extension, the nearly 50% of Americans who voted for him over Harridan McHarpy – then you lose your credibility. When you redefine “bigotry” to mean “I don’t like you,” you’ve deprived the word of its bite.

Non-political people are watching, and when no one goosesteps over to their houses to throw them into Jesus camp with all the other people whose ancestors didn’t hail from Dusseldorf, they’re going to figure out that your endless freakoutrages are all lies. When everybody’s terrible, nobody is. Especially when the people you say are terrible really aren’t.

Freakoutrage need the cooperation of President-elect Trump (Ohhhh, baby, I’m a-tinglin’ again!), and that’s another reason you’ll fail. Freakoutrage is really a way you and your media fluffers try to train conservative leaders. You try to teach the Republican leader that if he does anything you don’t approve of, you’ll scream and whine and then he’ll have to back down. It’s a means of control, like a shock collar. And this works on a lot of Republicans, or used to: “Oh no, the WaPo is angry! Quick, start #caring!”

 

But The Donald? Nope. You have no heat because he’s giving absolutely no damns.

Ditching the press to scarf a sirloin? WAAAAAA! Damns given: 0.

Appointing hardcore conservatives? WAAAAA! Damns given: 0.

Building the wall, repealing O-Care, SCOTUS Justice Willet? WAAAAA! Damns given: 0.

You’ll be freaking out and the President will be eating a taco bowl and kicking it old school with his hot immigrant wife like a boss, penning and phoning Obama’s miserable legacy into oblivion.

So libs, carry on with your freakoutrages. Please. Each one makes you weaker and us stronger. Everyone sees the truth behind your freakoutrage scam. Everyone sees the truth behind you. The audience of Hamilton didn’t boo Pence. The cast didn’t lecture Pence. The audience booed us. The cast lectured us. You libs hate us. Hate, not merely dislike. Hate. Your dream is a country without us, just like I predicted in my new book.

 

So your freakoutraging did do us one solid – you helped remind us who our real enemy is. It’s you. And we know it because you dorky, safety-pinned, not moving-to-Canada-like-you-promised freakoutragers keep telling us so.  (Kurt Schlichter)

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Sowell of The Progressive

People who call themselves “progressives” claim to be forward-looking, but a remarkable amount of the things they say and do are based on looking backward.

One of the maddening aspects of the thinking, or non-thinking, on the political left is their failure to understand that there is nothing they can do about the past. Whether people on the left are talking about college admissions or criminal justice, or many other decisions, they go on and on about how some people were born with lesser chances in life than other people.

Whoever doubted it? But, once someone who has grown up is being judged by a college admissions committee or by a court of criminal justice, there is nothing that can be done about their childhood. Other institutions can deal with today’s children from disadvantaged backgrounds, and should, but the past is irrevocable. Even where there are no economic differences among various families in which children are raised, there are still major differences in the circumstances into which people are born, even within the same family, which affect their chances in later life as adults.

For example, among children of the same parents, raised under the same roof, the first born, as a group, have done better than their later siblings, whether measured by IQ tests or by becoming National Merit Scholarship finalists or by various other achievements.

The only child has also done better, on average, than children who have siblings. The advantage of the first born may well be due to the fact that he or she was an only child for some time, perhaps for several formative years.

By the time people have grown up and apply to college, all that is history. Nothing that a college admissions committee can do will change anything about their childhoods. The only things these committees’ decisions can affect are the present and the future. This is not rocket science.

Nevertheless, there are people who urge college admissions committees to let disadvantaged students be admitted with lower test scores or other academic indicators.

Those who say such things seldom even attempt to see what the actual consequences of such policies have been. The prevailing preconceptions — sometimes called what “everybody knows” — are sufficient for them.

Factual studies show that admitting students to institutions whose standards they do not meet often leads to needless academic failures, even among students with above average ability, who could have succeeded at other institutions whose standards they do meet.

The most comprehensive of these studies of Americans is the book “Mismatch” by Sander and Taylor. Similar results in other countries are cited in my own book, “Affirmative Action Around the World.”

When it comes to criminal justice, there is much the same kind of preoccupation on the left with the past that cannot be changed. Murderers may in some cases have had unhappy childhoods, but there is absolutely nothing that anybody can do to change their childhoods after they are adults.

The most that can be done is to keep murderers from committing more murders, and to deter others from committing murder. People on the left who want to give murderers “another chance” are gambling with the lives of innocent people. That is one of many other examples of the cruel consequences of seemingly compassionate decisions and policies.

Ironically, people on the left who are preoccupied with the presumably unhappy childhoods of murderers, which they can do nothing about, seldom show similar concern about the present and future unhappy childhoods of the orphans of people who have been murdered.

Such inconsistencies are not peculiar to our time, though they seem to be more pervasive today. But the left has been trying, for more than 200 years, to mitigate or eliminate punishments in general, and capital punishment in particular. What is peculiar to our time is the degree to which the views of the left have become laws and policies.

A long overdue backlash against those views has begun in some Western nations, of which the recent election results in the United States are just one symptom. How all this will end is by no means clear. Just as the past cannot be changed, so the future cannot be predicted with certainty.

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A Lesson in Civic Tolerance

SAN FRANCISCO  (CBS)– A San Francisco high school teacher is taking on the post-election question of whether teachers are supposed to educate or advocate. The teacher said calling President-elect Donald Trump racist and sexist in her lesson plans is the truth and her right,

Funny how when they proclaim it’s “freedom of speech” but if I had done the same when Obama (or even Hillary) was elected  I would be the racist or sexist. 🙂

The lesson plan from Mission High School teacher Fakrah Shah  is not one adopted by the San Francisco Unified School District but has been published in the San Francisco teachers’ union newsletter and on the National Education Association website.

Shah wrote, “Let us please not sidestep the fact that a racist and sexist man has become the president of our country by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base.”

The teacher also offers suggestions to other teachers on how to engage students, telling them they didn’t lose and they should fight for justice and equality.

“In the very same way, I would criticize Clinton. In the very same way, I would criticize Obama. The record number of deportations. Hillary Clinton, she has been called a war hawk,” Shah told CBS San Francisco radio station KCBS.

“We show the information, we just don’t label people. With Trump, yes, we have gone very straight and very direct to this idea that he is racist. That he is sexist. There is information released with his exact words, saying how to treat women,” Shah said.

And, of course, she’s open to actual facts, not just her liberal agenda hyperbole. 🙂

Republican National Committee member Harmeet Dhillon, a Sikh who spoke at the Republican National Convention, gave the plan an “F.”

“It’s boiling down the results of a national election where 60 million people voted for this gentleman to become the next president into two words: racist and sexist,” said Dhillon. “I think that’s very misleading. It’s just like propaganda. It’s garbage.”

Dhillon was quick to question whether some students might take offense or be hurt by the lesson plan.

“Some of these students probably have parents who voted for Donald Trump,” said Dhillon. “How are those students going to feel when teachers are shoving a message down their throats that you are evil and bad and racist and sexist?”

Shah countered that anyone who supported Mr. Trump would be welcome in her class to defend their position.

“They absolutely will be given safe space,” said Shah. “You know, they’ll be asked to explain how he is not racist.”

For her part, Shah was enthusiastic about the idea of other teachers using the plan.

“Absolutely. I want it to be a call to all teachers,” said Shah. “We should all take offense and we should create spaces where students can have their voices heard.”

The teachers’ union, United Educators of San Francisco, was offering the lesson plan on its website as an optional resource, saying that teachers are charged with supporting a student’s social and emotional well-being.

In response to inquiries for comment on the plan, the San Francisco Unified School District issued a statement that read in part, “This is one of many optional lesson plans being circulated in the wake of the election and not part of the official SFUSD curriculum.”

In contrast, last week a Mountain View high school teacher, Frank Navarro, was suspended after a parent complained that he compared Mr. Trump to Adolf Hitler. (He was back in class the next week)

High school senior Pranish Giri agrees.

Giri said, “I don’t think it should be a big issue. He was just stating his opinion and this just got out of control.”

Gee, if they said it about Obama would they be as generous? 🙂

“Emotions are running high as a result of the election and teachers are doing their best to help students process the results,” Mountain View Los Altos High School District Superintendent Harding said.

Navarro told KPIX 5 he would do it again and that the comparison is factually accurate.

Navarro said, “Hitler focused on Jews and the Pols as foreigners and that they should be driven from the country and Trump has focused on Muslims.”

Meanwhile, Milpitas High School Principal Phil Morales is still on leave for saying, “F*** Trump” during a rally on campus last week.

The district said it was uncertain if Morales would be back in school Tuesday.

San Jose Unified was back on track Monday after a series of student walkouts and on campus protests at five high schools last week.

But now, questions remain about the faculty’s role in walkouts after some were reported to be escorting students or even facilitating off-campus protests.

San Jose Unified School District public information officer Peter Allen said, “If there are faculty that have been out on these demonstrations with students, we have reiterated to them they are not supposed to be doing that. We understand their desire to make sure their kids are safe. So they are doing it from a good place, we just need to make it clear that these are not school sanctioned events.”

San Jose Unified said none of its teachers have been disciplined.

Since the presidential election, students across U.S. cities have staged walkouts in protest of Mr. Trump’s victory.

The Ministry of Truth & Propaganda is having a tough day. Poor Babies.

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Learned Nothing

There is a lesson in every defeat, if you’re not too pigheaded to learn it. When it comes to the shellacking Democrats have taken in the last few elections, pigheaded doesn’t begin to cover their reaction.

Well, they are Homo Superior Liberalis, and you’re a racist, homophobic, sexist, bigoted neanderthal if you don’t understand that they are the superior life form with the superior intelligence.

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So to show my superiority I riot and whine like a 2 year old who has had their favorite toy take away. My leaders pay for it. They tell me to keep it up.
Then I try to intimidate the Electoral College members like a mafia boss.
That’s how I show I’m superior because I already know I am.
Everyone in my echo chamber agrees with me.
So why are you so ignorant that you don’t?

With the exception of President Obama’s re-election in 2012, Democrats have been on a severe losing streak since 2010. It couldn’t happen to a nicer, more deserving group of people.

Americans had a large plate full of unfettered progressive rule in 2009 and 2010, and they did not like it. Ever since, they’ve been rejecting Democrats like a transplant patient rejects a bad kidney.

Only, the Democrats haven’t noticed.

With the exception of Barack Obama.

The cult of personality surrounding the president is disturbing, but less so over time as it became clear it was not contagious. Every candidate he personally pushed for went down in flames. Every time he put himself on the line for someone or something other than himself, he lost.

One shining example came when Martha Coakley lost to Scott Brown, a Republican in the blue state of San Francisco, er, Massachusetts, in a crucial Senate race. The only issue was the president’s health care bill, and it lost.

He is personally popular, but what he stands for is ants at a picnic. People have separated the two with him but married the policies and the party for everyone else.

Barack Obama is the best thing to ever happen to Republican get-out-the-vote efforts. The GOP realizes this, but Democrats are in denial.

You hear it all the time – MSNBC and CNN hosts and pundits can’t fathom the concept of their policies being unwanted any more than they can accept that they don’t work. Their losses have to be caused by other factors.

And they are obsessed to the point of cognitive dissonance about race where everyone who disagrees with them must therefore be motivated by racism.

Since the election, Democrats have blamed everything but a comet, a plague and the death of Prince for the GOP winning the White House and holding Congress. A couple more appearances by Howard Dean on TV, and you probably will start to hear about comets and plagues.

That’s the problem for Democrats – they don’t like looking into the mirror any more than the American people like looking at them.

You can’t shame the shameless. Nor can you get the Narcissistic to look at themselves critically.

I get that one of the stages of grief is denial. In fact, it’s the first one. Since having their posteriors handed to them in 2010, Democrats haven’t moved past stage one.

They blame the voters for being duped, self-destructive, even stupid. This year, with the rejection of Hillary Clinton, we’ve gone from being a racist nation that twice elected a black man to being a racist and sexist nation for twice not electing a woman – and for electing Trump. Oddly, the black man who beat her the first time avoided the sexist label because the left manufactures the labels. In the ultimate fit of irony, leftists even have taken to blaming media bias for their losses.

 

Missing from Democrats’ blame game is anything having to do with Democrats. It’s not that Clinton was a horrible candidate running to continue unpopular policies that have brought about economic stagnation; it’s that all of us who voted against her are a bunch of misogynists.

Racists, homophobes, islamophobes, and bigots! OH MY! 🙂

It’s not that Hillary’s corruptions were something the people did not want to reward; it was the media for reporting on them too much. It wasn’t Clinton’s decision to obfuscate disclosure rules and put national security at risk for reasons no one can believably explain; it was a letter the FBI Director sent so he wouldn’t have been found to contradict his sworn congressional testimony.

It’s always something else, never Democrats.

It’s never their fault, they are after all, Homo Superior Liberalis.

The last week and a half have demonstrated the power of denial and just how addicted the left is to it. They’re being rejected at every level of government. In many cases, Republicans won simply because they were running against Democrats.

Democrats: if we wish hard enough and crush people enough reality will bend to OUR will.

Given the names being floated to head the Democratic National Committee – the rehash of Dean and radical Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota – Democrats have shown they will not take that long, sobering look into a reflective surface anytime soon. They have learned nothing from the Obama years. Good.

 

But Republicans clearly haven’t either.

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That the first thing they did after winning the White House and narrowly maintaining control of Congress was to attempt to reinstate earmarks shows this. How arrogant and self-destructive can they be? Wait, don’t answer that. Thankfully Speaker Paul Ryan killed that idea for now. But we have confirmation, as if we needed it, that Republicans are as obtuse as we feared and have learned nothing.

They say the job of parents of young kids is simply to keep the kids from killing themselves. It’s not that their suicidal. It’s that they don’t know any better, and curiosity forms before the rational brain.

With politicians, the rational brain works, but the arrogance of power overrides it.

But with Democrats the rational brain is non-existent and the emotions are King.

Thomas Jefferson said, “Eternal vigilance is the price we pay for liberty.” With the clowns we have in Washington, both in the minority and majority, we can’t afford complacency.

If Democrats somehow regain power, they will push the same policies, with the same arrogance, and the people will continue to reject it as if it were a compulsion. If Republicans go unchecked, they will turn into Democrats.

 

Each of the elections in the 21st century have sent clear messages to politicians about what the American people want and what we will accept, with each message louder than the last. The old way of doing things is unacceptable.

People want their liberty protected from government as much as they want it protected by government. It remains to be seen which way President-Elect Trump will slide on the scale, but Democrats and Republicans already have started to slide into their old habits.

If you thought electing Trump and retaining Republican control of government was the end of the fight, sorry to wake you; Democrats are out there ready to strike, and Republicans are ready to be Republicans again. This election was a game-changer with important lessons to learn. And there’s every reason to believe elected officials from both parties didn’t learn a damn thing. (Derek Hunter)

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Deplorable Science

Let’s go back to another topic.

Global Warming Fraud.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2015/05/19/updated-nasa-data-polar-ice-not-receding-after-all/#58bacf7f32da

http://realclimatescience.com/2016/11/noaa-september-temperature-fraud/

But Obama has 2 months push his Agenda on everyone. I smell more Executive Orders from Trump to nullify.

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It’s not who we are — Trump:The American Years

We’re not the street thugs paid for by George Soros destroying property,burning the flag, talking trash-we’re not paid anarchists, let’s put it that way. We’re not the mindless people who get spoon fed by the media without question. We’re not like the media.We don’t get paid millions per year to shove our ideology on the […]

via It’s not who we are — Trump:The American Years

Some Degree of Justice

In 2013, Sweetcakes by Melissa was put out of business by Oregon Democrat Brad Avakian who was the commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. This was all due to Melissa and Aaron Klein standing up for their religious convictions.

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They were fined $135,000 for refusing to make a cake for a gay marriage–the state also garnished their bank accounts to cover the fines. After everything was completed, Klein said the state took $144,000 from them.

 

These Christian bakers lost everything they worked for. But, in 2016–the voters fought back.

In fact, they ended Avakian’s run for Oregon secretary of state. Instead, they voted in Republican Dennis Richardson–this is the first time in 14 years a Republican has won the state office. Oregon is a solidly blue state–perhaps, some voters are starting to wake up?

Rob Kremer, an Oregon political analyst, said:

I think people in Oregon were uncomfortable with Avakian’s stated objective of expanding the scope of the secretary of state’s office to broaden a progressive agenda. While I don’t think the Sweetcakes by Melissa case was the only thing that turned off voters, it was certainly an example people could point to to show that he was abusing his authority.

Aaron Klein added:

His losing was a good sign that people don’t agree with somebody who is anti-constitutional to the nth degree. He never recognized our religious constitutional rights in his office. He just ignored them. And then he went off-kilter with ideas about what he wanted to do in his new office. He used his office to execute a personal bias and I think people thought he’d do the same with secretary of state. Most people don’t know his son is gay and he’s got a dog in the fight. For him it’s personal.

This is good news for Oregon. Yet, sadly, Avakian still has two years with BOLI. Moreover, the Kleins can never recoup what has been stolen from their business.

Unpleasant Truths

On the One Week Anniversary of the Miracle on 11/8/16.

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Why are liberals so unpleasant to be around?

1) They’re unhappy: Study after study shows that conservatives are happier people than liberals. The difference can be staggering.

In 2004, people who said they were conservative or very conservative were nearly twice as likely to say they were very happy as people who called themselves liberal or very liberal (44 percent versus 25 percent). Conservatives were only half as likely to say they were not too happy (9 versus 18 percent).

Unhappy people are generally disagreeable because when you’re miserable, you tend to become very selfish. If you want an example of how that works, go hit yourself on the hand with a hammer and while you’re writhing in agony, see how much time you spend thinking about helping other people as opposed to wishing you hadn’t smashed your own hand.

2) Liberals don’t care as much about tradition: Although it goes without saying that people who worship change for change’s sake don’t care very much about customs, you might wonder why that would make such a big difference. Well, as Thomas Sowell has noted, “Civilization has been aptly called a ‘thin crust over a volcano.’ The anointed are constantly picking at that crust.”

 

In many cases, societal conventions represent the accumulated wisdom of previous generations. Through trial and error, they discovered that there are certain things you can do that help keep a society running well. There are reasons why people get together and sing Christmas carols in the town square, refuse to insult people immediately after they die, treat marriage as sacred, and don’t turn funerals into campaign rallies. Because liberals tend to think they’re smarter than all those old dead people simply by virtue of being liberal, they tend to ignore those conventions and create disorder and havoc around themselves in the process.

3) Liberals see people who disagree as evil: Liberals see themselves as part of a Manichean struggle in which they’re trying to create Utopia on earth while they’re being opposed by people who want to do evil for evil’s sake. In other words, liberals are about as complex as your average comic book from the fifties. As Charles Krauthammer has said,

 

To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil.

When you attribute disagreements with Barack Obama to racism, opposition to gay marriage to homophobia, standing against abortion as hatred of women, and a desire to balance the budget to loathing of the poor, you have a hopelessly simplistic view of the world that makes you utterly impervious to reason. Stupid, you may be able to educate, but evil, you have to defeat — and liberals are seldom picky about the means or the manners they use while trying to do so.

4) Liberals aren’t very religious: Liberals are overwhelmingly either atheists or agnostics, people who don’t take their religious beliefs very seriously in the first place, or people who allow their ideology to completely subvert their religious beliefs. This is no small matter because religion is one of the great civilizing forces. That’s not to say that even sincere practitioners of a religion always do the right thing because as Rick Warren has noted, “The church is a hospital for sinners, not a hotel for saints.” However, if you take human beings with open minds, put them in a pew and expose them to “Love thy neighbour as thyself” and “Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them” long enough, it will curb their nature and make them into much better people than they otherwise would have been.

5) Liberalism encourages arrogance: Liberals tend to believe they’re brilliant, compassionate, moral, enlightened, perceptive, and courageous, not because of anything they’ve actually done, but just because they’re liberal. When you completely divorce a person’s self image from his behavior, it produces terrible results — like liberals who hurl abuse at conservative women while believing that they’re feminists or selfish left-wingers who’ve never given a dime to charity, but believe themselves to be much more compassionate than people who tithe 10% of their income.

Now, on some level, liberals know this is all a big sham. But, even that can be problematic because unstable high self-esteem actually causes more bad behavior and violent behavior than low self-esteem. As Roy Baumeister noted in Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty,

The sequence goes something like this. Someone tells you that you are not very competent at something. If you are a shame-prone person, you start to experience that sinking feeling that the other person may be right and this is not the only thing that you are bad at, and maybe you are just a worthless loser in general. You start to feel panic, anxiety, and misery, and your heart beats faster. To break free of those feelings, you reject the premise. You are not incompetent in the way the other person said. The other person had no right to say that to you, and he’s completely wrong. Your feelings are now directed outward at him, instead of yourself, and the effects of your faster heartbeat and general arousal transfer into intense anger at the person who has so unfairly insulted you. You want to hit him.

Congratulations! You’ve just graduated from “Interactions with Liberals 101.”

 

You Were Warned

I found it fascinating that the very blue State of my birth, Michigan, was one of the deciding factors in saving the world from Hillary Clinton.

I have railed against Unions for 40 years, even before I was even political. And Unions are very Blue.

So imagine this:

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) isn’t being quiet about her role in the election, which was being the canary in the coalmine regarding the incredibly fragile position of Hillary Clinton in the state of Michigan prior to Election Day. She warned that President-elect Trump could win the state for Republicans for the first time since 1988, but was ignored by those in her party, who said she was being hyperbolic. She was also called nuts. In an op-ed for The Washington Post, she pretty much outlined how Democrats didn’t properly read the tealeaves in the state, even after the auto bailout. With wages stagnating, these folks were more than ever ready to vote for somebody new. That person turned out to be Donald Trump:

I was the crazy one. I predicted that Hillary Clinton was in trouble in Michigan during the Democratic primary. I observed that Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination for president. And at Rotary clubs, local chambers of commerce, union halls and mosques, I noted that we could see a Trump presidency. “That’s Debbie, it’s hyperbole, she is nuts.”[…]

My district reflects much of this country’s diversity. Ann Arbor is a university- and start-up town. Ypsilanti is urban, and its issues mirror those of larger cities such as Detroit and Chicago. Dearborn is headquarters to Ford Motor Co. and has the largest Muslim population in the country. The “Downrivers” — a collection of communities south of Detroit — mean auto plants and manufacturing with strong union membership.

Much of the district is Democratic and those voters strongly supported Bernie Sanders in the primary. That result didn’t surprise me, but it did infuriate me that Clinton and her team didn’t show up until the weekend before the primary, when it suddenly became clear they had a problem. I took Bill Clinton grocery shopping that Saturday — too little, way too late. They never stopped on a campus; never went to a union hall; never talked to the Arab American community. Sanders was in my district 10 times during the primary. How would any sane person not predict how this one would go? It was fixable for the general election.

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The ordinary working man or woman in this country isn’t asking for a lot. They want to make a decent living. They want to be able to provide for their family, buy a home in a safe neighborhood, put food on the table, go the doctor when they need to, afford their medicines and educate their children. What many don’t understand is how these things are in danger of becoming unattainable for too many Americans.

In my first week as a member of Congress, I flew to Michigan with President Obama to visit an auto plant and see the results of his policies that saved the auto industry and thousands of jobs in Michigan. At the time, I thanked the president profusely for his leadership because I know what would have happened to my state and the country had he not implemented his strong economic plan.

But I also said to him: Mr. President, with all due respect, many of these workers don’t translate what you have done to them. They don’t feel better off. Their real wages have not risen in decades, and in fact for many it has dropped.

Well, in the end, Michigan will be called for Trump. One hundred percent of the precincts are in, with Trump ahead of Clinton by a little over 13,000 votes. Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Ohio also voted to Make America Great Again this cycle; Wisconsin went Republican for the first time since 1984. The blue wall came crashing down, but you can bet that Dingell and other Democrats are already plotting to rebuild it, especially when the 2018 midterms roll around. Republicans maintained control of Congress as well—and expanded their majorities in state legislatures. Republicans are now the dominant political force in the country. It’s time to govern effectively. They have to deliver. Just as millions of Obama supporters who flipped for Trump, along with the legion of white working class voters who also voted Republican, they can turn in an instant.

Now we just have to warn the RINOs in DC to watch for us next.

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And Michelle ruined the Federal Student Lunch Program.

 

Meltdown

Rachael Maddow: The sombre host told MSNBC viewers, as Mr Trump edged towards victory: “You’re awake by the way.

“You’re not having a terrible, terrible dream. Also you’re not dead and you haven’t gone to hell.

This is your life now, this is our election now, this is us, this is our country – it’s real.”

And the racism obsession, the Left is absolutely obsessed with “white people”:

Actress Jennifer Lawrence, star of “The Hunger Games” and the highest paid actress in the world, has just published an editorial about the recent presidential election.

Writing at Broadly.vice.com Lawrence asks:

Is this the stark reality? It doesn’t matter how hard you work or how qualified you are, at the end of the day, you’re not a man? Is that what we just learned? This country was founded on immigration and today the only people that feel safe, that their rights are recognized and respected are white men.

Lawrence then encourages those who are disappointed that Donald Trump is the next president to work hard and “be loud” in support of multiculturalism, environmentalism and the gay agenda.

She concludes:

We’re all allowed to be sad that the present isn’t what we thought it was. But we mustn’t be defeated. We will keep educating ourselves and working twice as hard as the man next to us because we know now that it is not fair. It is not fair in the workplace, so you make it impossible to fail. And like Hillary, it might not work.

But like Hillary, you can still be an inspiration and get important things done. Do not let this defeat you—let this enrage you! Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn’t have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman—don’t be afraid, be loud!

These are some truly sick people.

But I feel somewhat cheated because I could have had a meltdown and rioted in the street when Obama was elected and the Left…would have called me a Racist! 🙂

The more things change, the more The Left doesn’t.

But at least we have them pro-actively trying to get people employed:

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And all those Celebrities who said they’d leave the country if Trump won are staying so all those people who serve them still have jobs.

America, it’s still here. 🙂

Lessons To Be Ignored

John Hawkins:

1) The Standard Liberal Rhetoric Against Republicans Is Nuts: Last week, Bill Maher said the following, “I know liberals made a big mistake because we attacked your boy [President George W. Bush] like he was the end of the world. He wasn’t. And Mitt Romney, we attacked that way. I gave Obama a million dollars, I was so afraid of Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney wouldn’t have changed my life that much, or yours. Or John McCain. They were honorable men who we disagreed with. And we should have kept it that way. So we cried wolf. And that was wrong.”

Whether you love or hate Trump, you have to agree that his behavior, temperament and style are wildly different than that of George W. Bush and Mitt Romney. Yet, the Left’s charges against Trump seem to be largely identical to the ones it leveled at Bush and Romney. Racist? Check. Sexist? Check. Is a mean, hateful person? Check. Fascist? Check. A Nazi? Check. When you try to paint every person that doesn’t agree with you as the devil, then you’ll soon find you lack the ability to describe someone you truly believe to be the devil if he appears.

2) Smearing People As Racists Has Consequences: A big part of Barack Obama’s initial appeal to many of the Americans who voted for him in 2008 was the unspoken promise that he’d lead us into a post-racial era. How racist could America be if we had a black President, right? Unfortunately, Obama and his allies on the Left took us in exactly the opposite direction. Day in and day out, any white person who didn’t toe the liberal line was called a racist and falsely accused of having white privilege. Anyone who complained about it was told in so many words, “You’re white; so shut up.” Meanwhile, the clear majority of people being called racists didn’t agree with that assessment. They seethed; they got angry about it and many of them got their revenge by voting for Donald Trump.

3) Radical Liberalism Doesn’t Play In Most Of The Country: Barack Obama was the most radical President in American history. During his tenure in office, gay marriage was forced on an unwilling country. As a follow-up, Christians who refused to cater gay weddings were persecuted by the government while liberals insisted that mentally ill men should be able to use the bathroom with women and little girls. White Americans are now routinely racially smeared because of the color of their skin. Iran is on track to get nukes. Obama gave away control of the Internet Address book. Obamacare has been a disaster for most Americans. Our government has moved from ineptly fighting illegal immigration to encouraging it. It goes on and on. There’s a lot of good to be said for trying to make life better for the American people, but there’s nothing good to be said about trying to force an unwilling country to become a liberal utopia.

4) Maybe Unlimited Executive Power Wasn’t Such A Great Idea? The liberal attitude of the last eight years seems to be, “We want our way, we want it right now and we’re willing to use any method to get it.” Liberals urged Obama to go around Congress at every opportunity. They gave him the thumbs-up when he unilaterally changed Obamacare. They applauded him each time he signed a controversial executive order. Now Republicans have the House and the Senate while Donald Trump is going to be President.  That means the executive orders Obama centered his whole second term around can be revoked with a stroke of Trump’s pen. Also, remember when Harry Reid used the nuclear option to undermine the filibuster? How’s that decision going to look if and when Republicans draw the only sane conclusion, which is that Democrats are going to kill all filibusters as soon as it’s convenient? With that in mind, why shouldn’t the GOP nuke the rest of the filibuster now? Just remember, liberals, they learned that lesson from you.

5) Trying To Win Policy Arguments With Judges Creates A Backlash: Liberals have written off flyover country as a land of deplorable backward hicks whose opinions need not be respected because they don’t agree with those of Elizabeth Warren and Rachel Maddow. So, since they can’t convince these people to do what they want, the liberal response has been to find judges who’ll set the Constitution aside and force Americans to implement the left-wing agenda.  Judges SHOULD BE about as relevant as umpires at a baseball game in politics because it’s not their job to legislate from the bench. Unfortunately, since liberals consider the court to be nothing but politics by other means, judges have become an enormous political issue on the Right. In fact, I can’t even count the number of times I heard a Republican say something like, “I think Trump is horrible, but I have to vote for him because of the Supreme Court.” If liberals were content to have liberalism in places like San Francisco, Detroit and Chicago without trying to find judges who’ll force it down everyone else’s throat, it’s entirely possible we’d have a different President-Elect today.

6) Hillary Clinton? Seriously?: I can very easily understand not liking Trump.What I don’t really understand is this sanctimonious, “How can anyone vote for Donald Trump?” attitude from people who were backing Hillary Clinton.Here’s a woman who’s famous not for her own achievements, but because she married the man who became President. She’s unlikable, dishonest to a fault and deeply corrupt. Keep in mind that even as Democrats were voting her in over Bernie Sanders, there was a potential FBI indictment hanging over her head and only James Comey’s decision to play politics prevented her from being charged. In other words, this is a woman who richly deserves the “Lock Her Up” chants that were often heard at Trump rallies. In a year when the American people picked a man who’s the living personification of “Screw the status quo,” Hillary represented everything regular people despise about the status quo. The fact that someone like that could ever become the Democrat nominee should prompt a lot of soul searching.

7) Liberals Have Gone Way Overboard With Political Correctness: We live in a world where someone like Justine Sacco can lose her job, face countless death threats and have her life decimated just because she tweeted out, “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” Is she racist? Was she good at her job? Is she a good person? All of those questions were treated as irrelevant in that notorious case because she put out a mildly offensive tweet. Most Americans are sick of living in an insane world where they have to walk on eggshells out of fear that their lives may be ruined if they make a bad joke. For many people, the fact that Trump is the walking, talking embodiment of a middle finger to D.C., the media and the people shoving political correctness down their throats is his most attractive feature. That’s because they have calculated that if Trump can get away with it, they may be able to do the same thing.

Dear Democrats

But first, the classiest of the Crybaby Generation Snowflake protestors:

“If we don’t fight, who’s going to fight for us? People had to die for our freedom while we’re out today. We can’t just do rallies. We have to fight back. There will be casualties on both sides. There will be because people have to die to make a change in this world. Trump, enough with your racism, stop splitting families.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuOOEWbOfsU

Republicans lost in 2012. It sucked. It was awful, but we never held mass protests, we never set things on fire, and we certainly didn’t call for people to die. Keep it classy, left wingers.

But we had the “I Won”speech: “Go out there and win an election.” That’s about as direct as you will ever hear a politician be about how he  feels about his opposition and how they are conducting themselves. (It’s not the first time Obama has used the “I won” construct. Remember the health-care summit in early 2010 when Obama told Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.): “The election is over.)

Keeping it Classy. 🙂

Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail

Did you read Wikileaks?

Well, you should have.

The “conspiracies” were true, and the mainstream media lied to you to about everything.

Wikileaks was not Russian propaganda, it was the news.

Wikileaks has a 10-year record of never releasing a single falsified document, and is not connected to Russia. Everything they released were the actual e-mails of Hillary Clinton and her campaign staff. You had the opportunity to look through a window into the Hillary Clinton campaign, but you didn’t.

By ignoring the leaks, you ignored reality.

By not listening to your fellow Americans, and accusing them of being “conspiracy theorists” and trusting the corporate media, you ignored reality. By only following other liberals on social media, and only reading liberal or corporate news, once again ignoring reality. When Hillary Clinton was caught rigging the primary against Bernie Sanders, and Democrats nominated her anyway they ignored reality.

Everyone was simply insulating themselves within their own echo chamber ignoring anything outside their bubble.

The Media Lied To Us About EVERYTHING

If you’ve been following my Twitter or Facebook account during this 2016 election you probably would have thought I was a Trump supporter. However, I am a former registered Democrat, a Bernie supporter, and consider myself a progressive libertarian. This was the first election I ended up voting 3rd party, but my second choice was Trump. I simply could not vote for Hillary Clinton because of her mishandling of classified information, and stealing the nomination from the people’s choice Bernie Sanders.

Hillary never should have been nominated in the first place. The first clue was when she was under FBI investigation, and the second clue was when she rigged the primary elections.

In an attempt to inform my friends, family, and followers I posted dozens if not hundreds of Wikileaks e-mails, and tweeted alt-right news just as much as I did liberal news. I did this because most of my followers are liberals, and I realized they were all living in an echo chamber on social media where they were not being exposed to differing opinions or news. I was mostly rejected by liberals for doing this, they didn’t understand why I was sharing things that made them uncomfortable, but now they know why. Ironically, I got far more support from Trump supporters for trying to tell Democrats the truth. I wasn’t expecting that.

I took it upon myself to understand Trump, and his supporters. What I found was millions of great Americans who had been disenfranchised, normal people like you and I, who did not recover from the Great Recession. They’re pissed off about Obama Care, endless wars, trade deals that have killed jobs, higher taxes, a rigged economy–and, they are not wrong.

Had Democrats taken the concerns of average American seriously, especially the concerns of Millennials, they would have quickly realized Hillary Clinton was not the right nominee for the Democratic party in 2016.

Bernie Sanders Would Have Beat Trump

I 100% believe Bernie Sanders could have created a political revolution to beat Trump, but instead we’re getting Trump’s revolution.

The reason Hillary Clinton did not win this election is because she never should have been nominated in the first place. There was a better choice.

Democrats let Hillary hijack the DNC, and use her corporate money to push everyone around. Meanwhile, she used Correct The Record to poison the minds of people online into isolating themselves with paid Hillary trolls. Had Democrats paid attention to the leaks they would have seen the mountain of evidence that told the world that Hillary rigged the primaries against Bernie Sanders, and was illegally coordinating with Super PACs like CTR. She should have been disqualified. The evidence is on Wikileaks.org.

Meanwhile, the media, and social media kept everyone ignorant and isolated from differing opinions. They lied to us, manipulated us, and made us think the rest of the country agreed with us, when they didn’t. They used their position of authority to mislead us into believing in a false reality—in propaganda.

This is the problem with America today, the technology that was supposed to bring us together actually isolated us into echo chambers and drove us further apart.

Getting the news from just your friends is a logical fallacy, you need to know your enemies, and realize they’re not much different from yourself.

There Is Good News

While you weren’t paying attention, Trump is actually a former Democrat. If you study his actual values he has far more in common with traditional moderate or liberal values than he does a traditional conservative. In fact, Trump may even be more liberal than Hillary Clinton on several issues.

The media prevented any kind of discussion on values, and instead focused on rhetoric and propaganda. So most Americans who immediately defaulted to what the media and Clinton campaign told them never took the time to actually get to know Donald Trump. They just watched the jokes on SNL, and corporate media blindly without considering other sources. While I’m still unsure about Trump myself, we at least know politically he’s actually a New York Democrat in Republican clothing (this is why the Republican establishment rejected him).

You also need to consider Donald Trump just overthrew a group of political elites who have been ruling this country for decades. He just beat the political establishment singlehandedly. No matter what you think about him personally, he just accomplished something historic to become our President.

At the end of the day, this is an opportunity to learn and grow and consider another world view. This is a wakeup call to get out of safe spaces, politically correct thinking, shatter echo chambers, and challenge yourself to consider the other side of the fence. This is an opportunity to reach out and truly learn to understand each other.

We all have to come together to solve any real problems with our country in the next 4-years. This election was a lesson to consider all ideas equally, regardless of established authority.

We need to come together and move forward together. (Trent Lapinski)