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Monday, September 30. 2019
‘Humorists Have Been Scared Out of the Business’
On Shooting a Wild Hog: An Uneasy Hunter Brings Home the Bacon
College Republicans in Connecticut Raise Alarm on Campus Harassment Over Political Views
Leading senator asks colleges to explain why they ‘kowtow’ to easily offended students
America’s New Sex Bureaucracy - Meme Wars: How campus Title IX courts’ guilty-until-proven-innocent subversion of due process is a harbinger of a dangerous wider shift in liberalism
Understanding the climate movement: the impotence of science.
Elizabeth Warren: Amnesty for All Illegal Aliens Is ‘Good’ for American Workers
‘Well, Son of a Bitch’ : Ukraine Scandal Is About Biden
The war on Trump began before he was elected
Andrew Cuomo Says ‘Leftist’ Dems Pressured Pelosi On Impeachment, Warns It Will Go ‘Nowhere’
Carl Bernstein Warns Deep State Allies: Bill Barr is on to us…
Goodwin: Donald Trump now has to battle CIA spies in Dems’ war against him
Brennan Calls on Unlimited Number of Deep State Spies to Use New, Secretly Altered Whistleblower Complaint Form to ‘Report Trump’
Why I Think Trump Did Nothing Wrong in His Phone Call with Zelensky
Powerline: THE DEMOCRATS AREN’T WRONG ABOUT IMPEACHMENT
Dem Drive To Impeach Trump Over Ukraine Call Is Hysterical, Hyperbolic, And Hypocritical
Migrants Start Fire On Greek Island Of Lesbos, Killing At Least One
Italy: Salvini Out, Migrants In
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Re: Leading senator asks colleges to explain why they ‘k****w’ to easily offended students
I can't tell you how offended I am by your choosing to use the k-word. It's a triggering, racist, xenophobic, problematic word used to demean and denigrate marginalized communities of color by supporters of white supremacy and the patriarchy. It's doubtlessly also homophobic, transphobic, anti-science, anti-feminist and contributes to global warming, but I haven't yet figured out just how. You people are as sneaky as the heathen Chinee or the greasiest Spaniard at working these sorts of hate speech into the conversation and now I must retire to my fainting couch.
Heh, I'm probably one of the few readers on this site who know what k****w really is. Not just China, you see forms in Korea and Japan too (for example, Korea has a ceremony where children formally k****w to their grandparents, adult children to their parents as a mark of respect during the Lunar New Year; Sebae). And here's a more infamous recent example, the "Nut Rage" incident.
On December 5, 2014, Heather Cho (Korean name: Cho Hyun-ah; Korean: 조현아), a businesswoman who is the daughter of the then Korean Air chairman and CEO Cho Yang-ho, boarded Korean Air Flight 86 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, destined for Incheon International Airport in South Korea. Prior to takeoff, she was served macadamia nuts in a closed bag rather than on a plate.
Upon being served the nuts in a bag, Cho rebuked flight attendant Kim Do-hee, and called over cabin crew chief Park Chang-jin, to complain. It was alleged that, under Cho's orders, the chief was forced to kneel down before her and beg for forgiveness. Cho repeatedly struck his knuckles with the edge of a digital tablet, and immediately dismissed him. Cho ordered the chief to get off the plane, requiring it to taxi back to the airport's gate. The incident created a delay of approximately 20 minutes for the flight with 250 people on board.
Nut Rage Incident
So many of your tags today are on a similar theme, the behavior wars and the Tyranny of the Spoiled Rotten. There's a quick corrective solution to all of them, as every responsible parent knows. I'll just suggest, for example, that a skilled comedian would be capable of gently moving a crowd from safely droll topics on social issues into trickier ones over the course of a performance, culminating with material that the less capable would consider to be career dynamite, that would nonetheless deliver the comedian's real goal of inspiring self-introspection and discovery. Victory would be achieved when someone in the audience turns to a loudmouth SJW and tells them to shut the f*ck up.
I think our quality of life and electronic access have bred a couple of generations of incurious spectators, many of whom have never really discovered their identity and who think that any kind of attention makes for a suitable substitute. They're not going to change until someone makes it clear that they have no right to the undivided attention of others.
Tucker Carlson: "You say it's settled science, so I'm asking you to what degree is climate change caused by humans? Is it 100%? 74.3%? "
Bill Nye the Science Fraud: "The word degree... that's a word that you chose"
"Italy: Salvini out, immigrants in"
More correctly "Salvini out, globalism and African invasion in."
This immigrant invasion is out of hand and getting worse. It will end in open warfare in Europe and in Rome, Paris and Berlin. There is no peaceful solution for this and that is by intent.
The only possible way to fix/correct this is enough Europeans rise up and use violence to remove the globalists from power. Bring back the guillotine and firing squad or face civil war.
As Israel, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Hungary, Ukraine, Slovenia, Austria, and others have already discovered (and as the US is discovering), border walls are highly effective at stopping unwanted illegal traffic. Pity the politician, subsequently elected, who decides to start tearing them down; the imagery of such intentional destruction is political suicide, much more so than just standing by being quietly passive at the transgressions. That's why Trump is having such a hard time getting the American wall built; it's a long, long term solution.
The Europeans are getting wise to the globalist elite. There is a reason for Brexit and the difficulty of Brits getting out of the EU but once Britian is out I do think that will encourage more Europeans like Italy and France to eject the EU fascade. The EU was never a workable venture and was constructed to be unaccountable to most Europeans and an ideal structure for the elite.
Let me get this straight. The CIA is making it easier to report the president who is essentially the head of the CIA?
That is correct, but they don’t see this President in charge of anything. They have gone rogue. The DHS, and their sub\sister-brother agencies are unanswerable to any elected official. They do what they please. Wow to anyone that gets in their way.
OK so why not sh*tcan the secratary of DHS and have the new one clean house? I still don't get it. The command tree starts with the president up top? No? Jeeze this swamp is a pervasive and conniving bunch.
The administrative state does not FEEL it should be accountable to anyone and marches to what it considers to be utopian socialism lead by the elite. And they FEEL that anyone in government is part of the elite. The administrative state needs to be neutered and diminished in size and scope.
i hope that commie Bernstein is right, and I suspect he is, which along with Democrat calls for Barr to recuse himself, points to the real reason impeachment is now so important - to attempt a fatal blow against the forces that aim to expose the deep state corruption. Secondarily, it is an attempt to steal the oxygen from any news about what Barr and Durham find.
I think there may be another major reason for this impeachment nonsense: If Ruth Ginsberg should die in the next few months, the Democrats will say that it would be inappropriate for a president who is under threat of impeachment should not nominate a Supreme Court justice.
The war on Trump began before he was elected: When he announced, or maybe sooner.
Dem Drive To Impeach Trump Over Ukraine Call Is Hysterical, Hyperbolic, And Hypocritical: They're scared...
And the last thing we all want is to see Trump conducting any of that Forrun polisee!
The dems needed Hillary to win in order to finish the Obama "fundamentally transforming" the U.S. The voters did not want the transformation and supported Trump instead. Bad, bad, bad deplorables.
There's a lot of bizarre stuff on the news, and most of us ignore it, but who are these vulnerable people who take it in, and get freaked out over it? Seriously, they think the world is going to end in twelve years? Why are they even bothering to go to class?
I'm hoping that it's because they don't really believe this BS.