Saturday, April 22, 2017

Berkley Erases the Thin Blue Line–For the Folks

I’m sorry but we must return you to the college campus again today; new information has emerged that clarifies why Ann Coulter has been banished from UC Berkeley and why they claim they can’t protect her and those who wish to hear her (spoiler: they really don’t want to).

It has been revealed that the Mayor of Berkeley is a member of the Antifa Facebook group that organized past riots. This explains the instruction to the Police to stand down during the pre-planned Milo riot last month and the pre-planned riot at the Pro-Trump rally last Sunday. It may also explain why the Berkeley Police Department offers “symbolic” arrests for such events:

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Did you know that there was such a thing as a ‘symbolic arrest’?

If you follow protests, you might know it.

What it means, generally in leftist protests, there are people often designated to get arrested to draw more attention to whatever is being protested.

However, I’ve never seen something like this in writing with police being toadies, asking the protesters what will be their pleasure.Weasel Zippers

One would think that a Mayor would normally have enough common sense to prevent him from joining such a group. But in Berkeley these days I suppose it’s considered a badge of honor.

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin is a member of the anti-fascist Facebook group, By Any Means Necessary, which orchestrated the riots that occurred ahead of a scheduled lecture by Milo Yiannopoulos…Arreguin is allegedly also friends with BAMN leader, Yvette Felarca, on Facebook. Felarca defended the violence that occurred ahead of Yiannopoulos’ scheduled event in a local television interview following the riots. – Breitbart

Funny, “By Any Means Necessary” sounds more like a “Black Lives Matter” group

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than an anti-fascist group. And while they may have expanded their charter lately, it appears they’re simply an old fashioned Communist organization.

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Often described as a “militant left-wing” activist group, BAMN frequently engages in violent forms of protests. A Berkeley newspaper noted in 2001 that the group was a front for an “an obscure Detroit-based Trotskyist political party called the Revolutionary Workers League.”

Last time I looked criminal code still listed TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES as illegal. Of course in recent years we’ve been trained to understand that laws may be selectively enforced, ignored, or changed by Executive Order. Most people would probably consider that to be fascism.

Berkeley of course contends they are just looking out for you – I guess because we don’t have Bill O’Reilly to fill that role anymore:

Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said administrators learned of Coulter’s planned arrival only after that contract was signed, preventing an assessment of how to avoid a replay of the violence that disrupted a scheduled Milo Yiannopoulos appearance at Berkeley on Feb. 1.

Large crowds swarmed the campus where the right-wing provocateur was to appear, and masked demonstrators in black garb tore down police barricades, smashed windows and set off explosives.

Since then, the university town has witnessed two demonstrations held by alt-right organizations that led to violent clashes.

“We were disappointed we couldn’t make an event work,” Mogulof said. “We believe it is important to expose our students to a diverse array of perspectives. … [They] can’t be educated in an echo chamber.” – LA Times

I’m sure they were terribly “disappointed.” I’d suggest they have a meeting with the Mayor and Police Chief before Ann shows up. Since the police department will undoubtedly have advance notice and intimate details about the “protest” they should be able to figure out how to control it next time. HINT: It helps if you try.

Berkeley-officerIf you order your cops to stand down, you’re gonna have a riot.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

How Much Are You Willing To Pay For a Soul Sucking Job?

When your educational institution of higher learning (in this case none other than the most awesome of the awesome elite, Harvard) provides this helpful “instruction” :

  • The office of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard University has released a new school-sponsored guide telling students to “fight transphobia” and “get the facts about gender diversity.”
  • The flyer that was handed out to students on campus asserts that “there are more than two sexes” and that “gender is fluid and changing,” often fluctuating on a daily basis.

gender correction fluid-eco copy_thumb[2]I just knew my “Gender Fluid” would be a big hit with the college crowd!

Or if your college, like Clemson, takes relativity beyond even Einstein's theory by teaching that "time may be considered precise or fluid depending on the culture" and therefore punctuality is simply a social construct,

 einstein for kidsAnd those who want to be kids forever

well, then it might be time to concede that Bernie Sanders is right. College education should be free; that seems to be fair market value these days.

Even people who graduated decades ago often demonstrate the long, slow slide of standards that led to this revaluation: 

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*sigh* Much to the dismay of the Left, there actually is no “hate speech” exception in that old, original, and somehow still standing Constitution of ours. Even the WaPo has conceded this point, Howard.

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Perhaps their lawyers pointed this out to UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks as they kind-of-sort-of reversed their decision to cancel Ann Coulter’s speech; she just has to come on a different day and to a different location. (For the record, Ann plans to go on the original date, to the original location, as designated in her contract. Should be entertaining.)

coulter500.jpg dirksUC Chancellor Dirks – looks a little like Einstein, but trust me, he’s not.

But back to the really important issue of the day:

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“Free” college. For everyone:

Even sucking the lifeblood out of Millennials is not enough to feed the greedy academic beast.

The bright new idea – one embraced by that commie from New England, that other commie from New England who tricked her college into thinking she was an Indian, and that firewater aficionado who lost the election – is “free college.”

Let’s set aside the fact that community college exists to give everyone the opportunity to get some higher education; today, it’s job is to occupy high school students for a few extra years by intermittently teaching them the things the incompetence of unionized teachers ensured they didn’t learn in public high schools. The “free college” idea offers those of us who have already paid for our own education the opportunity to pony up for someone else’s. - Kurt Schlichter

I say just skip the expensive “education” altogether and go straight into the only career it’s likely to prepare you for anyway: barista.

starbucks-unicorn-frappuchino-2Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino 

It still provides all the same soul-sucking angst of a real corporate job:

I don’t know how much you’re willing to pay for somebody else’s soul sucking corporate job, but I’m with Kurt: having paid for my own I’m not really interested in paying for your kid’s too.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bill O’Reilly: This Is Your Life. Don’t Be a Pinhead.

The short history of Bill O’Reilly:

Alter boy,

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college student,

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history teacher,

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cub reporter,

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Jr. reporter, bill o 2

foreign correspondent,

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Sr. reporter,bill o 5

tabloid-gossip show anchor,

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Fox News anchor,

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best selling author,

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and an inspiration to many in the industry.

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Today’s talking points memo: if you are even a smidge right of center be prepared to live an exemplary life. I don’t know if O’Reilly is guilty of all the sins he’s charged with or not but he’s probably guilty of something, aren’t we all? What I do know is that the Progressive Left is sworn to take out any influential people not on their team. Therefore if you give them the least little thing to work with you will go down in the flames of ignominy.

“Ignominy” – do you know what that means, pinhead?

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So keep it pithy, the O’Reilly Factor is about to enter the no-spin zone.

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Henceforth known as “the No’Reilly zone.” You need not ask “who’s looking out for you?” anymore because it’s more like “who’s coming for you?”

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As it turns out, you can explain it. Pretty simple really, don’t be a pinhead.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Walking the Dog

They don’t call it the “Stupid Party” for nothing. Republicans ran 11 – that’s right, one short of a dozen – candidates against a good looking 30 year old Anyone But Trump Democrat; what kind of a strategy is that?

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Despite the Republicans best efforts Mr. Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker (slacker) failed to win the majority vote required to avoid a runoff. Funded by deep pockets ($8 million) from around the country (97% from outside the district) and with the support of high profile celebrities it was an awfully close race for a district that’s been solidly Republican since Jimmy Carter.

The special election Tuesday to fill a Georgia House seat has drawn staggering sums of money, a barrage of advertisements and the intervention of the president as Democrats attempt to win a seat that Republicans have held since 1979. - WSJ

Especially given that Ossoff doesn’t actually live in the district he ran in - although Hillary established long ago that’s not a requirement for Dems. Nor is it required, as a rule, to vote Democratic.

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You can’t blame them for being angry – they’ve traveled a long way to vote in this election and this has never happened to them before!

trump illegal popular votes

Regardless of the outcome the Legacy Media will portray this as a referendum against President Trump (This Georgia special election is all about Donald Trump). Because the Democrats always claim some sort of moral victory in their losses, unlike Republicans who seem more committed to the art of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Of course the MSM meme seems a bit lame given President Trump’s gentle reminders that his robo-calling and tweets to get out the Republican vote out probably prevented Ossoff’s outright victory.

trump tweets ga election

I will grant you that the President is a very effective PR/marketing director for the Republican party,

trump GA

But does he have to do everything himself?

self-walking-dogIt’s okay, I’ll just take myself for a walk.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

In the Media World Lady Marmalade Trumps the Easter Bunny

The MSM, who never attended any Obama event that wasn’t wonderful, was highly critical of the first Trump Easter Egg Roll. The low whine started weeks ago with the press complaining that an “understaffed” White House was “unorganized” and “got a slow start planning the party.” And then, when it seemed to come off without a hitch yesterday they harped on  “the noticeably delayed preparation, reportedly low attendance, and now-predictable Trump gaffes.” Like when Melania nudged the President to put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem.

national anthem faupaxToo bad there wasn’t anyone around to nudge Barry to do the same.

And Salon even complained that “Children saw Idina Menzel (who?) and Beyoncé at Obama’s last Egg Roll. This year they’ll see a family band from Nashville” – as if that’s a bad thing.

beyonce-crotch shot“Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls.” Michelle Obama

Well, if you say so.

Malia-Obama-twerks-at-a-festival-575x558Malia, emulating her role model at Lollapalooza

Anyway, the kids at the Easter Egg Roll seemed oblivious to the Press’ criticism.

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And as far as I know, there were no gate crashers at the first Trump Easter Egg Roll, as there were at the Obama first State Dinner. Remember reality show celebrities Tareq and Michaele, who embarrassingly were able to crash the gate at the Indian State Dinner in 2009? Nobody complained about how unorganized that was.

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Nor how potentially dangerous it could have been had they harbored some nefarious intent beyond celebrity.

And then there was the complaint that instead of shooting baskets President Trump colored with the kids,

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After all, the most intelligent President ever elected was always whacking balls around.

balls Barry, showing Putin and David Brooks that he’s got balls too.

But then, PDJT doesn’t have to prove to anyone that he’s got balls.

One last, OT, item: once again Google couldn’t be bothered to note Easter Sunday, a day celebrated by millions of Christians worldwide, despite having celebrated any number of other obscure people and things as noted by Milo:

The 56th Anniversary of Xingu Indigenous Park in BrazilThe 56th Anniversary of Xingu Indigenous Park in Brazil

And today they celebrate what would have been the 98th birthday of self-made business woman Esther Afua Ocloo who made marmalade and orange juice in Ghana.

google-doodle Esther Afua Ocloo was a Ghanaian entrepreneur and pioneer of microlending.

BFD: my Mom made marmalade and orange juice too, in her kitchen.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Flags and Swags and Weaponized Eggs

Did you see the latest Berkeley confrontation? Or as some wag called it: Worst. Renaissance Fair. Ever.  Alternately called the Flags

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vs the Swags:berkeley protestor

Ostensibly it was a Pro-Trump rally accosted by a group of Fascists –who call themselves Anti-Fascists, “Antifa” for short,– protesting Trump’s failure to release his tax returns. Because apparently the “Russia, Russia, Russia!” meme has run its course so we’re back to tax returns.

As one might have suspected when a group of thugs dressed up like ISIS show up to confront a group consisting of a of a lot of ex-military,

antifaBlack hoodies and bandana masks: standard Antifa issue

wedgies broke out.

antifawedgieEx-Marine gives an Antifa a wedgie he won’t forget 

While police did manage to arrest about 20 people, they mostly tried to manage the crowd with poles and mesh fencing:

mesh fence berkeleyThat should work…now stay on your own side!

And when questioned about their lack of involvement, they referred the reporter to Community Relations, because that’s where crowd control decisions are made these days:

Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer documented the violent clashes on Twitter, and at one point spoke to a pair of police officers near a squad car away from the demonstration.

'Hey, how come you guys are hanging back?' he asked an officer standing in an open door of the car and another sat in the back seat.

'That would be a question for the chief of police,' the cop sitting in the car replied.

'It sounds like you want a public statement, right?' the officer stood to the side then said. 'I would refer you to our public information officer.' – Daily Mail

 

thin blue line

Suffice to say the thin Blue line is getting even thinner in places like Berkely.

Although the police were allowed to specify official entrance points at which certain riot items would be confiscated:

instrument of riot it's come to thisNo bricks, rocks or eggs…what? Eggs!!?

Of course that assumes that all the peaceful protestors were compliant and chose to use the designated entrance and egress points rather than sneak across those foreboding mesh snow fences.

37_309_195_24 foam mini easter egg missilesEVA-foam-Throwing-rocket-missile-launcher-toyBe on the lookout for weaponized Easter Eggs

Time to choose sides. Please choose responsibly.

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The world is filled with far more dangerous projectiles than Easter eggs.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter 2017

And he said unto them, Be not amazed: you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he is risen;

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He is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

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And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. - Mark 16:6

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Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

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And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? John 11: 25-26

On this day when Christians around the world celebrate this most holy of Christian holidays I would like to wish all who gather here a very happy and blessed Easter. If you are a believer celebrate with joy the miracle of the Resurrection. And even if you are not, use this joyful day to rest, reflect, renew. The old world will pick up and continue on its way tomorrow and, God willing, we will too.

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