davidl on September 23rd, 2017

When a football player, quarterbacks and kickers exempted, steps on the field, he is expected play the game. That is to hit and get hit. The NFL used to have players who could and did.

Likewise when a political fool like Colin Kaepernick attempts to use a spectator sport as a political football, they should expect to get political hits back. President Donald Trump just used Kaepernick and his fellow fools as a tackling dummy. Not that Kaepernick knows what tackling is, from Puffington Post:

National Football League stars past and present are expressing outrage after President Donald Trump used an address in Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday to attack players who protest during the national anthem.

During what was supposed to be a stump speech for Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), Trump drifted away from campaigning to ask members of the crowd if they’d “love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired’?”

He also encouraged fans to boycott the league over the protests.

Trump did not reference by name San Francisco 49ers former player Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the national anthem before games last year to protest police brutality and racial injustice.

In large part NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, minions, play in taxpayer funded stadiums, have no loyalty to the hard working home town fans that pay their salaries, and commit enough crimes to fill a season of Law & Order.  If the NFL, and her players, want to play politics, they better suck up their game.  Little Donny did not start the NFL temper tantrum.  He might finish it.

davidl on September 22nd, 2017

Ever told a joke only answered with a retort of “That’s not funny!”   As if I am the one responsible for your lack of a sense of humor.

Meet the “That’s Not Funny of Decor”, one Daniell Rider, from Kimberly Kaye, Legal Insurrection:

Cotton. Cotton is now, apparently, a racist symbol that triggers people perusing craft stores. Or it was for Daniell Rider.

Rider was shopping at the local Hobby Lobby in Killeen, Texas when she passed a cotton decoration. But Rider did not continue on her merry hot gluing way, no, no. Rider decided to take a stand against this vile symbol of oppression. She snapped a picture of the Racist™ faux cotton stem, tapped on her Facebook app, and demanded the retailer remove the fake decorate cotton stems from their store.

“This decor is WRONG on SO many levels,” Rider typed feverishly, “there is nothing decorative about raw cotton…a commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE this “decor”.” Rider demanded.

As sold by Wreath Shed:

Details
SHIPS FREE, 5 – 12″ Natural Cotton Stems, Farmhouse Decor, Natural Cotton Bolls, Wedding Decor, 2nd Anniversary Gifts, Raw Cotton Branches

This 5-pack of natural cotton bolls in a wreath, centerpiece, or in your décor will give a real southern flair! Use them alone in a vase, or arrange them with beautiful wildflowers or natural wheat. Also becoming very popular for weddings and a great gift for 2nd wedding anniversaries.

So sorry to inform you Ms Rider, cotton is sold, and I presume bought, as home decor. It therefore is decor, you particular judgement not withstanding. Next!

davidl on September 22nd, 2017

Representative John Lewis(GA – 5) is a piece of art, from Liam Clancy, Daily Caller:

Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he sometimes feels like “taking a bullwhip” to people in order to make them care about civil rights.

“It doesn’t matter whether they’re black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to do something, to say something. They’re just too darn quiet. I really wanna use some other words sometimes,”

John, just between you and me,  why don’t you leave Congress to better deal with your anger management issues.   Leave the governing to the grown folks.

davidl on September 20th, 2017

Larry Alexander along with Amy Wax wrote, as published on Philly.com, via Law Professor’s Blog:

All cultures are not equal. Or at least they are not equal in preparing people to be productive in an advanced economy. The culture of the Plains Indians was designed for nomadic hunters, but is not suited to a First World, 21st-century environment.

The left loves the mantra that all cultures are [somehow] equal. The problem is that while the idea may be noble, it is pure gibberish. It is impossible to make qualitative comparison between two things, without having a basis for the comparison. Is water better than gasoline? It depends on whether need to fuel your car or quench your thirst.

Likewise, it is impossible to compare two different cultures without establishing a basis for the comparison, which Alexander and Wax did do.

Enter one Stephen C. Ferruolo,

As I said in my remarks at 1L Orientation, I am committed, as Dean of USD School of Law, to ensuring that there are opportunities for respectful discussion of important issues and for everyone’s voices to be heard. The rights we must respect in an academic community include freedom of speech and academic freedom, and those rights and freedoms extend to every member of our community. No less importantly, however, in exercising our rights and expressing our views, we must be sensitive to all the members of our community, especially those who may feel vulnerable, marginalized or fearful that they are not welcomed. We must recognize that, for many students, racial discrimination and cultural subordination are not academic theories, they reflect the students’ personal experiences.

[…]

I am establishing a working group, consisting of students, faculty and administrators, to join me in developing an action plan to ensure that the law school’s commitment to diversity and inclusion remains strong and irrefutable. I will be reporting to you again after the working group has held its first meeting.

Yes Dean Ferruolo is all for diversity, provided it doesn’t offend the delicate sensitivities self proclaimed victims.    It is impossible solve a problem if you not allowed to even discuss it.  Dean Ferruolo remains stalwart that he would both defend his particular view of diversity and refuse to define it.   Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity was refuted.   Why not Dean Ferruolo’s theory of diversity.

Addendum:   All cultures are equal, but the mention of some cause other cultures to have a melt down.   Law Professor’s Blog cites Heather McDonald:

Heather McDonald (Manhattan Institute), Higher Ed’s Latest Taboo Is ‘Bourgeois Norms’: An Op-ed Praising 1950s Values Provokes Another Campus Meltdown— From the Deans on Down

McDonald’s title says it all.

Eric Florack on September 19th, 2017

“The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented,” Trump said in perhaps the most memorable line of the speech, “but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.”

The comment drew nervous laughs from the General Assembly and belated applause, but make no mistake — Trump scored a direct hit with that line.

I have said repeatedly that I am no fan of Donald Trump. But I have also said that he would get my support when he got things right. This one, he got right.

davidl on September 19th, 2017

Mrs. B.J. Clinton did not want to be president.  Rather she wanted to be, and still wants to queen, from Independent Journal Review, circa

Donald Trump refused to say that he’d respect the results of this election. That’s a direct threat to our democracy.

Now:

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she won’t rule out openly questioning the outcome of the 2016 election in a recorded interview with NPR on Thursday.

Speaking on “Fresh Air,” host Terry Gross asked Clinton whether she will “completely rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election if we learn that the Russian interference in the election is even deeper than we know now.”

Has anybody told the woman formerly known as the Smartest Woman in the World, b/k/a Mrs. Clinton, that the Russian did not hack her campaign’s email server, but rather her own staff did?

Eric Florack on September 18th, 2017

So let’s you and I make sure that we really understand what’s going on in St Louis.

Something on the order of 350 people died last year in St.Louis from Heroin.

Yet, we see all this rioting and upset over a drug dealers death, because the cop was white and the drug dealer was Black.

Do do you understand that there is something other than reality driving all of this, yet?

Addendum:(DavidL)

I confess to envy the rented George Soros mobs having the energy to be, or at least act, enraged.    I hold to the Dinesh D’Sousa description of black cultural as pathologically defective.  Thank Lyndon Johnson for his attempt to replace black fathers with taxpayers’ dollars.    Found this 2014 nugget from World Net Daily:

Black males in St. Louis were responsible for the vast majority (63.5 percent) of crimes committed. Other groups contribute significantly less to the serious crimes in St. Louis. White males made up 17 percent of arrests, black females were 14 percent of arrests and white females only 5.3 percent of arrests.

There are other strange imbalances in arrests: Black females were arrested for 14 murders compared with three white males arrested for murder. Black females were arrested for more robberies, aggravated assaults and larcenies than white males.

These are just a few of the lowlights in a city on the verge of becoming, as U.S. News said, the most dangerous city in America.

Priorities, or lack therefore of same.

davidl on September 17th, 2017

The woman formerly known as the Smartest Woman in the World,  Mrs. B.J. Clinton, denies her campaigned was harmed by her husband’s clandestine meeting with the then attorney general, from Fox News:

[Former FBI director James] Comey led the Justice Department investigation into [Mrs. B.J.] Clinton’s use of private email servers as secretary of state, after [then Attorney General Loretta] Lynch stepped back in the probe, as a result of her allowing Bill Clinton into her airplane to talk while on the tarmac of a Phoenix airport.

“My husband and Loretta Lynch said they didn’t say a word” about the probe, Clinton told PBS. “I honestly reject that premise, partly because there’s a chain of command in the Justice Department.”

Two points, one if you don’t want to be perceived to be a rat, don’t act like a rat. B.J. Clinton sneaked on to Lynch’s aircraft and it only an alert local reporter who caught it. Two, B.J.”I never had sex with that Miss Lewinsky” is not exactly the avatar of honesty.

davidl on September 17th, 2017

The Snark of the Day:   Don Surber:

Brooke Baldwin’s Blonde(Miss Clairol?) Disconnect: She approves of sending one message to my eyes, but disapproves sending a like message to her ears.

davidl on September 17th, 2017

Trigger warning to Ms Brooke Baldwin.  references to sexual anatomy ahead.   Stop reading this post now.

These three people, Anna Wilson, Kate Wilson and David Low, are professors, or what passes for professors in Oz. They therefore must be smart, and must be heeded, listened to, no mocked, from Tes:

Playful urination practices – from seeing how high you can pee to games such as Peeball (where men compete using their urine to destroy a ball placed in a urinal) – may give boys an advantage over girls when it comes to physics. And we believe there’s something we can do about it.

No doubt you have some questions, the first is probably: what could possibly lead us to believe this?

Well, for starters, our recent analysis of the kinds of physics questions females generally do worse at than males. Add to that strong evidence for the widespread nature of certain kinds of pee-based game-playing among young (and not-so-young) boys. Finally, throw in our observations on curriculum sequencing and the ways in which formal, mathematically codified physics is often introduced to children and young people.

Taking the professors at their word. God gave little boys penises, but not little girls. Men, once little boys, are better at physics than women, who were deprived of their penises by God. It is the lack of penises which is why women have less aptitude for and desire to master physics than men. Memo to mom, I must be a girl because I never understood physics. This the good professors inform us leads to gender gap in physics.

Aside, being endowed, by God and not by a surgeon with a penis, is not a function of a person’s real or imagined gender. It is a property of the person’s sex, to wit male or female.

Moreover, if I were inclined to argue from a evolutionary biology perspective,  I would hold that solving practical trajectory problems in real time was a critical survival skill for our antecedents which hunted for survival. to wit the males,  much more than the females.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, if having a penis while a boy is the cause of disparity between men and women in physics, it can not properly be called a gender gap. Rather it is a God gap. Obviously, if God had wanted young girls to grown up to be physicists, he would have given them penises. Now girls, and Professor Low as well, crawl back to your kitchen and bake some cookies.

davidl on September 14th, 2017

S.E. Cupp, New York Daily News asks:  Hillary Clinton’s bizarre push to blame
the media: What planet is she living on?

Don’t know the particular planet, but do know the name of the world, to wit Westeros.  Answer from Jonah Goldberg, National Review:

The thing is that even if you despise the theocrats, Cersei had every reason to be ashamed. She was, in fact, guilty of everything she was accused of. Yes, the person shouting “shame!” the loudest was an uptight prig and zealot, but most of the people shouting “shame!” were actually . . . the people. You might even call them deplorables. Cersei certainly would.

I honestly have no idea if Clinton watches Game of Thrones, but I think it’s interesting that the team that put together her book took it for granted that everyone reading it would see Cersei as a wholly sympathetic figure in that scene.

In Westeros, the nice people finish dead.    For reasons only known to George R.R. Martin be by virtue of what birth or marriage, Cersei believes she is entitled to rule, and is willing lie and murder to do so.     That Mrs. Clinton would sympathize with murderer like Cersei is about all you need to know about her fitness to be president.

Eric Florack on September 11th, 2017

For quite a few years now I have been reposting the message that I sent immediately following 9/11 and the attacks on that day.

This year, I think I’ll just toss a link to that article, but there are a couple of things that should probably be added.

The big question was have you forgotten. That was a song that spoke as much to the Future as to the present. As I suggested in the original article what we have here is a situation of problem identification. Of infact enemy identification. As I suggested at the time it is of vital importance that we don’t forget what happened in Manhattan that day.(By the way, as I write this I am within sight of the New Freedom Tower.)

This isn’t just a situation of our remembering the events ourselves, I don’t think there’s anybody who was alive back then who could possibly forget those events.

The trouble is around half the people alive today weren’t there then. Worse, we have been as a people reticent to teach about the events of that day. There are far too many who for political expediency don’t want to be “judgemental”… In spite of their being judgemental on everything else it seems.

And so, alas, they make the ground more fertile four more such attacks, more invasion of our culture buy a culture that is an anathema to our own.

Not only must we not forget ourselves the events of 9/11 but we must teach those who come after us so that they don’t forget. We have a responsibility to the Future of the American people and the American culture. It’s a responsibility that has all too often been ignored.

Don’t be figuring don’t be figuring your kids are going to learn about these events from the public schools. Remember that the left controls education in this country. Abdicating the responsibility of teaching about such matters to the government schools is abdication of the culture. Of America.

And people, America deserves better.

Eric Florack on September 10th, 2017

Price gouging in Houston? I don’t think so.

Ponder this for just a moment. At the average ballpark a bottle of water goes for $3.50.

At that price a 35 pack of water costs $122.50.

I’ve seen prices on bottled water in Houston going to $42 for a 35 pack.

Ballparks generally speaking are government-run. And certainly getting water into a ball park area is not the hardship that it is getting it into Houston these days.

Get the picture?

davidl on September 10th, 2017

From Lone Conservative:

The University of California Berkeley, a well-known college that has been in the spotlight for wrong reasons, has labeled and documented the strict, almost unnecessary security measures they’re taking for The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro. These security measures seem to be implemented due to Antifa and the far-left liberals who think conservative-thinking individuals are wrong, while ‘free speech’ only applies to those who think liberally.

Now, as of yesterday, UC Berkeley has announced they will offer services for teachers and student who are upset about Ben Shapiro being there and Shapiro’s speech. It doesn’t get more far-out than this.

intel, from Daily Caller:

A conservative is getting ready to speak publicly in Berkeley, and you know what that means: It’s time to engage in a frank and honest exchange of opinions between ideological opponents throw a huge riot!

Sounds like Berkley smells the Antifa rat.

davidl on September 9th, 2017

Before the Commemorative Air Force was forced by political correctness to change her name she flew as the Confederate Air Force.   She was in the air again, video:

Well done gentlemen.