Friday, December 02, 2016

     Nancy Pelosi and the Curley Effect.

    Although I praise the Democrat's brave insistence on sticking with Nancy Pelosi as House Minority Leader, I have also questioned how this can actually occur given the string of devastating losses that she has presided over.

     It has occurred to me that Nancy Pelosi's survival is actually a classic example of what is called "The Curley Effect," which refers to the practice of using policy to reshape the electorate.  Thus, Mayor Curley of Boston - like virtually all other big city Democrat mayors - enacted policies that drove off productive members of society, thereby reshaping their cities into the pestilential swamps of crime and unemployment that would vote Democrat for generations.

   Similarly, by enacting Obamacare and other unpopular legislation, Pelosi has engineered the loss of moderate Democrats, thereby shaping her electorate - Members of Congress - into hard core, doctrinaire leftwingers who would vote for her no what damage it does to the Democrat party.

   In short, well played, Madame.

   Well played.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Post-modern return to Pre-Christian values.

Was murdering alcoholics with small children really the kind of horrible suffering that people had in mind when they think or discuss this issue?

Whatever the answer, the weak have no place in our Brave New World.

//The Hague (AFP) - A Dutch long-term alcoholic chose to end his life this year by lethal injection saying he could no longer go on, his brother has revealed in a moving tribute.

Mark Langedijk was 41 and the father of two small sons when he decided the only solution to end his pain and suffering was euthanasia, which was carried out earlier this year in The Netherlands at his parents' home.

"My little brother is dead," wrote Marcel Langedijk, a freelance journalist, in an article for the Dutch magazine Linda published last week.

"It was in his head. It was his problem. What the problem was no one could really ever find out," he added, revealing that his brother had undergone 21 rehab sessions over the last eight years and had had the support of his loving family.//

The best part of the Obama era was all the racial healing.

Remember that alt.right is the problem; not people who have, you know, actually spearheaded a movement that created an environment where actual people were actually murdered while actually doing their job to protect people.

//By contrast, President Obama sought a “post-racial, bridge-building society,” according to New York Times reporter Peter Baker. Obama’s post-racial efforts have now “given way to an angry, jeering, us-against-them nation,” writes Baker, in a front-page “news” story.

Tell that valedictory for “post-racial bridge-building” to police officers, who have been living through two years of racialized hatred directed at them in the streets, to the applause of many Democratic politicians.

Black Lives Matter rhetoric consists of slogans like: “CPD [Chicago Police Department], KKK, how many children did you kill today?,” “F–k the police” and “Racist, killer cops.” Officers have been assassinated by Black Lives Matter-inspired killers who set out to kill whites in general and white police officers in particular.

Gun murders of law enforcement officers are up 67 percent this year through Nov. 23.

Obama welcomed Black Lives Matter activists several times to the White House. He racialized the criminal justice system, repeatedly accusing it of discriminating, often lethally, against blacks. At the memorial service for five Dallas police officers gunned down in July 2016, Obama declared that black parents were right to fear that “something terrible may happen when their child walks out the door” — that the child will be shot by a cop simply for being “stupid.”

Obama put Brittany Packnett, a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, on his President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Packnett’s post-election essay on Vox, “White People: what is your plan for the Trump presidency?,” is emblematic of the racial demonology that is now core Democratic thinking. Packnett announces that she’s “tired of continuously being assaulted” by her country with its pervasive “white supremacy.” She calls on “white people” to “deal with what white people cause,” because “people of color have enough work to do for ourselves — to protect, free, and find joy for our people.”//

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Leftism - Making Dystopian Science Fiction a reality since 1917.

Strangers take over your living room when you turn your back.

Since the State owns everything, you can be turned into a destitute non-person for badthink.

But at least you can still look down on the savages who don't live in the city.

Most people would think that is a nightmare scenario, but there is a brand of leftist who is working to make that a reality.

Yet another Trump Hate Hoax.

There are never enough real hate crimes to go around.

Also, it is odd that these crimes always occur in hotbeds of conservative activity like "Chicago" or "university campuses."

//An openly bisexual Chicago student who claimed she received anti-gay, pro-Donald Trump notes and emails after the election is found to have fabricated the entire story, North Park University said.

Taylor Volk told a local NBC News affiliate that she found one of the notes taped to her door at her off-campus residence, which read “Back to hell” and “#Trump” along with homophobic slurs.

“This is a countrywide epidemic all of a sudden,” she said on Nov. 14. “I just want them to stop.”

She had also posted pictures of notes with homophobic slurs to her Facebook account, NBC reported.

The university investigated the alleged harassment and determined this week that Ms. Volk had fabricated the story.//

To underscore the points, Trump supporters have videos of hate crimes being inflicted on them, such as being assaulted by leftists?

Are there any videos of conservatives attacking Hillary supporters?

On the flag-burning issue, we are hearing a lot about the fact that such laws are "unconstitutional."

Well, such laws became "unconstitutional" only when the Supreme Court decided in the 1980s that flag desecration laws were unconstitutional.  Believe it or not, but most people thought prior to that decision that such laws were constitutional, and, in fact, such laws were enforced.

While it is awesome to see liberals now embrace the value of stare decisis, that has not always been the case, i.e., 30 days ago.  Lest we forget that point, let us all reflect on noted liberal Constitutional Law Professor Mark Tushnet's rant from May of 2016, when he was licking his chops at the prospect of lining up social conservatives and shooting them in the back of the head:

" A jurisprudence of “wrong the day it was decided.” Liberals should be compiling lists of cases to be overruled at the first opportunity on the ground that they were wrong the day they were decided. My own list is Bakke (for rejecting all the rationales for affirmative action that really matter), Buckley v. Valeo (for ruling out the possibility that legislatures could develop reasonable campaign finance rules promoting small-r republicanism), Casey (for the “undue burden” test), and Shelby County. (I thought about including Washington v. Davis, but my third agenda item should be enough to deal with it.) Others will have their own candidates. What matters is that overruling key cases also means that a rather large body of doctrine will have to be built from the ground up. Thinking about what that doctrine should look like is important – more important than trying to maneuver to liberal goals through the narrow paths the bad precedents seem to leave open."

Now, as a result of our experience in dealing with liberal totalitarians of this sort, I have a greater appreciation for freedom of speech, but what do we do when the wheel turns and these kinds of people are back in power?  Do we simply apply our principles now and then let them apply theirs when they have power, and thereby experience the gradual ratcheting toward a left totalitarianism?

I never thought that the Republic would fall, or free speech would be substantively burdened by flag desecration laws. I always thought that Americans needed a symbol that was outside of politics to rally around.  I also have noted that in the last thirty years, the left elite has been fine with mocking the symbols of the average American while demanding that its own sacred things be off limits and shielded with safe spaces and speech codes.

I think tearing down the left's carefully constructed system of things that cannot be desecrated might be the best option, but listen to the screams when that happens.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

If only schoolteachers could marry.

If only women could be teachers.

Sickening case - everyone is touched by sin.

//Nearly 400 children have been rescued and 348 adults arrested following an expansive and “extraordinary” international child pornography investigation, Canadian police announced Thursday.

The three-year project, named Project Spade, began when undercover officers with the Toronto Police Service Child Exploitation service made contact with a Toronto man allegedly sharing “very graphic images” of child sexual abuse in Oct. 2010, Toronto Police Service Chief William Blair said at a press conference on Thursday.

Police said their investigation revealed an entire child movie production and distribution company in Toronto operating via the web site

The site was run by 42-year old Brian Way, according to police, and sold and distributed images of child exploitation to people across the world.

Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins, head of Toronto’s Sex Crimes Unit, said they enlisted the help of the United States Postal Inspection Service since many of the videos were being exported to the U.S. and began a joint investigation.

After a seven-month long investigation, officers executed search warrants across the city of Toronto including at the business, located in the city’s West End.

Investigators catalogued hundreds of thousands of images and videos of “horrific sexual acts against very young children, some of the worst they have ever viewed,” Inspector Beaven-Desjardins said at the press conference.

Police seized over 45 terabytes of data from the $4-million business that distributed to over 50 counties including Australia, Spain, Mexico, Sweden and Greece.

As a result of the investigation thus far, 50 people were arrested in Ontario, 58 in the rest of Canada, 76 in the United States, and 164 internationally.

What was most alarming, Inspector Beaven-Desjardins said, was that many of the arrests were of people who worked with or closely interacted with children.

Among those arrested were 40 school teachers, nine doctors and nurses, six law enforcement personnel, nine pastors and priests and three foster parents, she said.

Citing a particularly egregious example, she said police found over 350,000 images and over 9,000 videos of child sexual abuse in the home of a retired Canadian school teacher. Some of the images were of children known to the man and he was also charged with sexually abusing a child relative.//

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fake hate crimes/Fake News.

Because the media knows the narrative it wants to find, it is exactly this hard to hoax them.

//After Harvard tweeted out the hoax story, the pranksters contacted her again to point out that she has no idea whether the man in the fake story is actually a Trump supporter. The email reads:

Hi Sarah,

I was talking to a friend about this incident and she brought up a good point. I don’t have any way to confirm that the guy in my story was a Trump supporter. I assume he was because he was a rude white male, but there is no way to know who he really voted for.
Despite that, and even after Christiansen himself told the journalist he faked the incident and described in detail in his podcast how he did it, Harvard still let the story and her Tweet stand without admitting any mistakes.//

Friday, November 25, 2016

So, why aren't there demands that Governor Brown or President Obama disavow this blatantly divisive and unconstitutional movement?

Liberal Californian's dream of secession will end in nightmare.

Maybe because this is part of the Curley Effect?

Proving again that men make the best women.

Biological male dominates womens cycling competition.

Probably a coincidence.

The scourge of fake news.

This truly qualifies as fake news and it is the reason that Americans have such contempt for the media. Please read the article and notice that the reporters has steadfastly failed to identify the party affiliation of the "faithless electors."

//At least six electors — members of the Electoral College whose votes actually elect the President — have vowed to cast ballots that don't align with the popular vote results of their states, Politico reported Tuesday.

If they carry out their intentions — in effect, becoming "faithless electors" — they would narrow Donald Trump's margin-of-victory in the Electoral College over Hillary Clinton.

One elector, Michael Baca said in a statement that he wouldn’t vote for Trump.//


That sounds bad.....except that Michael Baca is an elector from Colorado, which Hillary won.  For those of us without an investment in "fake news" that means that Baca is a Hillary-elector. He was never going to vote Trump and if he votes for someone other than the person he was selected to vote for, then Hillary's Electoral College vote goes down and Trump's margin goes up.

Here is Michael Baca - apparently it was too difficult for the NY Daily News to find this information, which identifies Baca as a Democrat.

The other faithless elector mentioned in the article - Bret Chiafalo -  is from Washington, i.e. another Hillary state and another Hillary elector.

So, the truth is the opposite of what the article presents - these electors are increasing Trump's margin, not reducing it.

So, is this fake news?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

"Boy, you are on a moral vanity trip like I have never seen. Has it occurred to you that every rich, famous, fashionable person in America agrees with you? You're taking no risk at all."

Remember how awful it was when bakers and florists didn't want to participate in homosexual marriages?

That was an offense to "tolerance" and "inclusiveness."

But a leftist refusing to business with Trump supporters is perfectly tolerant and inclusive.

This guy is a mainstream Democrat.....

....oh, look "alt.right."

Who links to me?