Sunday, July 30, 2017

 

Because Diversity


Paul Mirengoff:
The U.S. limits legal immigration.  If one person is granted legal status, typically it is at the expense of someone else who wanted it, at least in theory.

I've never understood how it is in America's interest to grant legal status to Muslims [sic] immigrants instead of non-Muslims with similar skills.  Listening to Sarsour's remarks convinces me that doing so is not in our interest.

 

Health Care Repeal?


John Hinderaker:
Got that?  The Republicans are repealing health care.  Apparently health care was nonexistent until 2010.  And Pelosi doesn’t mention the millions who had health insurance, but lost it because of Obamacare.
I really wish everyone would be more careful about distinguishing between health care and how we pay for health care when discussing this issue.

 

Brought to you by Democrats


John Hinderaker:
Liberals love to talk about slavery.  In fact, kids who go to public schools could get the impression that the only thing that happened in American history between 1600 and 1964 was slavery.  Unfortunately, involuntary servitude is long gone, the Republican Party having disposed of it by brute force.  So now, apparently, we need a fantasy to bring it back so liberals can pretend they are as heroic as the Republicans of 150 years ago.

 

Feminism...Progressive Style


This is old, but still worth posting.  From the BBC:
But Ms Linde told the Aftonbladet newspaper that she was not willing to break Iranian law.  She said that since the only other option would be to send an all-male delegation, she was required to wear a headscarf.
Um...how about not doing a trade deal with barbarians?  More here and here.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

 

Declaration

About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning cannot be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.
-President Calvin Coolidge

(First posted on July 6, 2011.)

Friday, June 30, 2017

 

So True


George Leef:
College administrators love to look busy by doing useless things and often they rope in those on campus who have better things to do than to go along with their notions.  One of those notions is that everyone must undergo "training" for lefty enthusiasms like diversity and Title IX compliance.

 

Worst Idea Ever


Jazz Shaw:
And thus we return to our often repeated lesson which everyone should be taking away from the unfolding chaos in Venezuela.  This is how socialism ends.  This is how socialism always ends.  We are now entering the phase of the game where the true face of the monster is revealed and we move from marching and chants to bullets and blood.  God help all the citizens of Venezuela.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

 

Dependent Girl


John Sexton:
Fearless Girl isn’t competition with Charging Bull, that would imply it could stand on its own.  In fact, Fearless Girl is weak and entirely dependent on another piece of art it has co-opted, not unlike "Pissing Pug."

 

Party of Women



I don't want to hear one damn thing about a "war on women" from anyone who belongs to the party of Kennedy and Clinton.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

 

More Idiocy from the Party of Science


Steven Hayward has a small sample of images and tweets from last weekend's "March for Science" here.  A few examples from the science appropriators...


No, they're not.  Of course, these people believe that "gender studies" is an actual science, so bulls#%t like this isn't surprising.


No, it's not.  Questions for the "science" marchers: How many human genders are there?  What determines human gender?

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Monday, March 13, 2017

 

Wage Gap Lie


Ashe Schow:
Audi also basically debunked their own Super Bowl ad on Twitter. After tweeting their commercial, one woman responded, asking if Audi pays their female workers less. 
"You pay your female employees less than males?" she asked. "You know that's against the law, right?"

Audi’s official Twitter account responded: "When we account for all the various factors that go into pay, women at Audi are on par with their male counterparts."

So when they have a wage gap, it’s due to "factors," but everyone else's wage gap is due to discrimination. This is the same tactic the Obama White House used when it was discovered women, on average, were earning less than men. The gap was due to more women in junior positions, with more men in senior positions. But when earnings are compared, women as a whole are compared to men as a whole.

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Party of Science


Jazz Shaw:
Just this morning I was watching a report on CNN which included an interview with the mother of a four-year-old "transgender boy" who was complaining loudly about the new White House policy. In case you missed that, allow me to repeat. A four year old child. Who in their right mind thinks that a four-year-old is in a position to make that sort of decision? This is a liberal activist mother who is setting up her daughter for a lifetime of confusion and very likely an extended and expensive stint on a psychiatrist’s couch.
And David French:
Not long ago, if school policies purposefully exposed girls to male genitals, they’d be subject to a backbreaking sexual harassment lawsuit. Suddenly, however, "tolerance" looks a lot like indecent exposure, and indecent exposure is what freedom looks like. This is beyond strange. I’m certain Cuomo would still object to a member of the football team walking straight into a girl’s locker room and disrobing, but he not only doesn’t object to the exact same anatomical features if they’re attached to a trans "girl," he condems [sic] those who feel uncomfortable.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

 

Their choice, their problem


Andrew C. McCarthy:
Beyond that, illegal immigrants who choose to stay here take their chances.  The thing I have never understood about proposals for "comprehensive immigration reform" is the presumption that it is our obligation as Americans not only to address but to cure the illegal status of people who choose to violate our laws by entering our country illegally or overstaying their legal permission to remain here.  If you are an illegal alien in this country, that is your choice and therefore your problem, not mine. (Caveat: I am not talking about "DREAMers"; they are a comparatively small category of people who were brought here as children, whose illegal status is not their fault, and who have never known any home other than the United States.)

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