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Who will clean toilets? Salon writer accidentally admits the Lefts RACIST views

Well, this is certainly inconvenient.

‘Who will clean toilets?’ Salon writer accidentally admits the Left’s RACIST views on illegal immigrants:

" Mary Beth Williams
✔ ‎@embeedub

I wonder if the GOP has asked itself who will clean their toilets & nanny their children & drive their limos when we're all dead & deported.

10:18 AM - 24 Jun 2017 "

"But we thought the Left believed illegal immigrants were dreamers?

Seriously. How many people do you know who have dreams of cleaning toilets?

RBe ‎@RBPundit

"Everything about this tweet is what caused the backlash that led to Trump. …"

8:04 AM - 25 Jun 2017

Wow Salon.

Seriously, just wow.

Keep it up, you haven’t QUITE embarrassed yourselves enough just yet.

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Posted by Muddling Through | Sun Jun 25, 2017, 03:27 PM (39 replies)

Jonathan Kay on the tyranny of Twitter: How mob censure is changing the intellectual landscape

This appears to be the Law of Unintended Consequences.

"A journalist friend of mine recently attended his four-year-old daughter’s year-end dance recital here in Toronto. “Every dance was in some way about Canada,” he told me. “My daughter’s dance was Canada Geese. Another was Aurora Borealis. One dance was Our Aboriginal Peoples. And I’m like, ‘Oh, God, no.’”

“It’s one of the youngest classes — very basic. No real theme, just introductory dance moves. The costumes are evocative of animal skins. The hair buns have little feathers. The theme was ‘Honouring the first people of North America.’ And I was freaked out. It was objectively innocent, benign, cute and even touching — and it was absolutely well-intended. But I’ve spent so much time in Stupid Twitter-Land that I expected the parents to stand up and start booing and hissing and calling for the studio owner’s head.”

“No one did that, of course,” my friend added. “Normal people don’t do those things.”

In a 1945 essay, Notes on Nationalism, George Orwell described a rumour among leftists that the real reason American troops had been brought to Europe was to suppress English communism, not fight the Nazis.

“One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that,” Orwell famously noted. “No ordinary man could be such a fool.” Even by Orwell’s high standards, those words have aged extremely well. Tell an ordinary Canadian schlub that white people aren’t allowed to quote Beyoncé, and he will be smart enough to laugh in your face. Dress down a superbly intelligent Peace and Conflict Studies PhD candidate for the same act, and she will fall over herself with apologies."

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Posted by Muddling Through | Sat Jun 24, 2017, 08:32 PM (1 replies)

Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Become the New Plague

Lefty has been deranged since Hillary's loss in 2016.

"To what can we ascribe the continuing metastasis of Trump Derangement Syndrome, which has come to infect America, and indeed the world, almost to the level of a true plague?

The most recent of the seemingly endless incidents/outbreaks range from the ridiculous (hapless movie star Johnny Depp making a joke about assassinating the president and then recanting it...his agent must have called) to the genuinely creepy (a Democratic Party official declaring he was glad Steve Scalise was shot).

Yes, this last one was about a congressman, not the president. But we know the atmosphere that condoned it — the same atmosphere that enabled thirty GOP congressmen either to have been violently attacked or to have had their lives threatened since the beginning of May. (Such things did not happen BT/Before Trump.)

In the case of Depp, it was not so much his pathetic remarks that horrified — the actor is in the midst of a public nervous breakdown — but the raucous approval of his comments by the Glastonbury Festival audience, as if he had just given a shout-out to the local football team."

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Posted by Muddling Through | Sat Jun 24, 2017, 04:02 PM (2 replies)

Emanuel: 'I'd Rather be a Democrat Today Going Into 2018 Than a Republican'

Certainly much less chance of being shot by a deranged lunatic.

"WASHINGTON – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would rather be a Democrat than a Republican heading into the 2018 midterm elections, predicting that the Democrats might be able to win back the House of Representatives.

“Sure, it can happen. Anybody that tells you it will happen this far out hasn't been in campaigns. It’s too far to predict. I’d rather be a Democrat today going into 2018 than a Republican, and you didn't pay me to say that, OK?” Emanuel said during a luncheon at the National Press Club on Tuesday. “Every time the House of Representatives ever flipped has been a midterm election, that's a fact. No party has gone into a midterm with a president this unpopular at this point, 18 months, 17 months, without a severe consequence to that party's position in the House. You have three factors: maps, voting rights, and money that are different than any other time before. We don't know the consequences.”

“In ’06, in the sixth year of a presidency, which is not the first time, when we did it last time, you had beginnings of a recession, two unpopular wars, an unpopular president and a corruption scandal,” he added. “It was enough, and enough candidates in all the places, to create a wave and then to ride that wave. I don’t know what is happening across ’18, but I also want to say, as somebody who has spent my life building the party, we are a thousand seats shorter today than we were in 2009 or 2008.”

Emanuel emphasized that the Democratic Party’s strategy should not be based on a single upcoming election."

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Posted by Muddling Through | Sat Jun 24, 2017, 04:00 PM (6 replies)

The FBIs Briefing On The GOP Baseball Shooting Couldnt Have Been More Bizarre

Nothing to see here, nosirree..................................

"The FBI gave an utterly bizarre update on its investigation into an attempt to assassinate Republican members of Congress. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) remains in the hospital from the attempt on his life in which two police officers and a congressional staffer were also shot. The hospital upgraded his condition to “fair” and said he faces a long recovery.

Americans may know, thanks to public social media profiles, that attempted murderer James Hodgkinson was an active Democratic activist and Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer who hated Republican members of Congress. He held membership in multiple social media groups strongly opposed to Republicans, such as “The Road to Hell Is Paved With Republicans,” “Join the Resistance Worldwide,” “Donald Trump is not my President,” “Terminate the Republican Party,” “Boycott the Republican Party,” and “Expose Republican Fraud,” among dozens of other groups. He was a voracious consumer of liberal media and believed the conspiracy theory that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to secure the White House.

The FBI admits that Hodgkinson:
•vociferously raged against Republicans in online forums,
•had a piece of paper bearing the names of six members of Congress,
•was reported for doing target practice outside his home in recent months before moving to Alexandria,
•had mapped out a trip to the DC area,
•took multiple photos of the baseball field he would later shoot up, three days after the New York Times mentioned that Republicans practiced baseball at an Alexandria baseball field with little security,
•lived out of his van at the YMCA directly next door to the baseball field he shot up,
•legally purchased a rifle in March 2003 and 9 mm handgun “in November 2016,”
•modified the rifle at some point to accept a detachable magazine and replaced the original stock with a folding stock,
•rented a storage facility to hide hundreds of rounds of ammunition and additional rifle components,
•asked “Is this the Republican or Democrat baseball team?” before firing on the Republicans,
•ran a Google search for information on the “2017 Republican Convention” hours before the shooting,
•and took photos at high-profile Washington locations, including the east front plaza of the U.S. Capitol and the Dirksen Senate Office.

We know from other reporting that the list was of six Republican Freedom Caucus members, including Rep. Mo Brooks, who was present at the practice.

So what does the FBI decide this information means? Well, the takeaway of the briefing was characterized well by the Associated Press headline about it: “FBI: Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind.” The Associated Press reported the FBI:
•believes the gunman “had no concrete plan to inflict violence” against Republicans,
•“had not yet clarified who, if anyone, he planned to target, or why,”
•believes he may have just “happened upon” the baseball game the morning of June 14, and that the attack appeared “spontaneous,”
•are unclear on the “context” of Hodgkinson’s note with six names of members of Congress,
•does not believe that photographs of the baseball field or other sites “represented surveillance of intended targets,” and
•“painted a picture of a down-on-his-luck man with few future prospects.”

In fact, USA Today went with “FBI offers portrait of troubled Alexandria shooter with ‘anger management problem’” for their headline, since that’s what the FBI emphasized in the briefing."

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Posted by Muddling Through | Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:01 PM (9 replies)

Trump Administration Begins to Dismantle Obama Campus Rape Tribunals

This is good news for higher education.

By Tyler O'Neil June 19, 2017

"Under the Obama administration, the Department of Education (DOE) pushed the "rape culture" narrative — that one quarter of women would be raped or sexually assaulted on college campuses, and that colleges could not trust the police to handle these crimes. This created a perverse system of campus tribunals which denied due process rights to (mostly) men accused of sexual assault.

On Friday, The New York Times reported on an internal memo published by Propublica showing the Trump administration's first steps in overhauling this "sex bureaucracy." The Times interpreted the move as "scaling back investigations into civil rights violations at the nation's public schools and universities."

The memo, written by Candice Jackson, the acting head of the DOE's Office of Civil Rights (OCR), reversed one part of the Obama administration's campus sexual assault policies, but it is an important first step in reforming the system. Under Obama, OCR investigated colleges when women accusers claimed the colleges were too lax on the men they accused of sexual assault.

"Whenever they had an allegation by some student that her Title IX rights had been violated by a college, they would not only look into the particulars of her complaint and fault the college for not giving her what she wanted, but they would launch a systematic investigation going back for years," Stuart Taylor, co-author of the book The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America's Universities, told PJ Media."

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Posted by Muddling Through | Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:23 PM (0 replies)

Jeremy Corbyn urges people to 'occupy' empty homes as supporters plan 'Day of Rage'

Well, this seems to be true to form for Corbyn.

"Families made homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire should be free to occupy any empty properties they like across London’s wealthiest borough, Jeremy Corbyn has appeared to suggest.

The Labour leader has said ministers must do more to find homes for the families who lost everything in the devastating blaze.

Last week he said that vacant properties in the borough should be requisitioned for those made homeless by the fire.

On Sunday, he went further by appearing to suggest that people should be allowed simply to occupy vacant flats and houses wherever they could find them across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea."

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Posted by Muddling Through | Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:10 PM (0 replies)

The Russians are Coming! And Other Violent Prog Fantasies.

"Consider this post half in reply to Nicki’s very own anti-turnip tirade, and half a product of my own personal frustration at the modern militancy of Marxist morons (say that three times fast, if you dare).

I don’t like where this shit is going.

Ye gods… I voted for President Cheeto (and felt dirty for doing it), despite my special loathing for the guy. God knows, I expected trouble.

I expected Trump to do some dumb shit (and he’s done some of that). I expected the Lefties to bitch (they did). Even the cult-like chantings of one Shia Labeouf of “he shall not divide us” fame were not entirely unexpected. After all, childish temper tantrums are a perennial feature of Leftist policy.

I didn’t expect them to be pushing for a goddamned civil war. I mean I made a call for peace on my Facebook wall the other day, and got compared to Nazis for my trouble. I have constant attacks on my blog (thank God I’m in IT and can laugh ’em off). Antifa roams the streets beating people up and lighting cities on fire in the name of fighting Nazis (hint, your flag is red and you dress in all black…). And now we see them cheering attempted assassinations on live TV."

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Posted by Muddling Through | Fri Jun 16, 2017, 08:44 PM (3 replies)

So Much DERP!


"Well, here it is – the dumbest thing I’ve read all day. It’s the runaway winner and gold medalist in the idiot olympics. It’s weapons-grade moronic. It would be a crime not to ridicule it.

Some fuckwitted cock smoker has broken my brain today with his utter drain bamaged dumbshittery. Before I launch into analysis of what passes for intelligent discourse on the left this day, let’s define a few terms, shall we?

Treason: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Collusion: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose.

Obstruction of justice: Obstruction of justice is defined in the omnibus clause of 18 U.S.C. § 1503, which provides that “whoever . . . . corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be (guilty of an offense).”

Act of war: An act of war is an action by one country against another with an intention to provoke a war or an action that occurs during a declared war or armed conflict between military forces of any origin.

High treason: Treason against a sovereign or state. We don’t have that in our legal code. We have treason, which I defined above, and which is punishable by death. There have been five people in total executed for treason against the United States in our history: Moses Dunbar (1777), David Farnsworth (1778), Herbert Hans Haupt (1942), Thomas Hickey (1776), and William Bruce Mumford (1862).

Morality: principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior."

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Posted by Muddling Through | Fri Jun 16, 2017, 07:24 AM (5 replies)

Liberal WaPo Analysis Writer, Budding Author Deletes Heinous Tweet About Shooting

"Malcolm Harris, who tweets at the ominous addy @BigMeanInternet and wrote a recent analysis piece for The Washington Post, deleted what may be the most heinous reaction to the morning shootings at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

On Friday, The Washington Post featured Harris in its “PostEverything” section. The New Republic featured a story by Harris in August, 2016. Salon has also published his work. The story says he works for The New Inquiry. The New Inquiry site describes Harris as a “writer and editor living in Brooklyn and lists a slew of his work, the most recent of which is July 6, 2016."

Poor, poor thing. I suppose he cannot help it; it's just in his nature.

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Posted by Muddling Through | Thu Jun 15, 2017, 08:23 AM (1 replies)
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