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Saturday, February 25, 2017

The 12 DUMBEST EVER ‘Bias Incidents’ On America’s College Campuses

Daily Caller  . . . "The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) published an exhaustive survey of such speech-chilling bias reporting systems earlier this month.

"The speech and conduct of some 2.84 million students in the United States are subject to evaluation under bias reporting systems, according to the civil rights group.

"The personnel who investigate student speech — usually called some variation of “bias response teams” — frequently includes law enforcement officials as well as school administrators and public relations staffers. Upon a finding of “guilty,” the teams of cops and bureaucrats summon students for hearings. These meetings are often intimidating and quasi-disciplinary. Their function, FIRE suggests, is to enforce a politically correct speech orthodoxy on campuses.

"Many of the investigations by bias response teams are absurd.

"Here are the 12 most sublimely ridiculous “bias incidents” actually, seriously investigated by “bias response teams” on U.S. college campuses." . . .

"In 2015, the “University Bias Incident Team” at the taxpayer-funded University of Wisconsin-Platteville investigated three female students for dressing up as “three blind mice” for Halloween. The costumes worn by the trio were “abelist” and mocked disabled people, a complaining student charged. "

"At fancypants Colby College, a picturesque little liberal arts college in small-town Maine, the 13-person “Bias Incident Prevention and Response team” investigated someone who uttered the phrase “on the other hand” in 2016. An unidentified student charged that these commonly-used words are “ableist.' ”

GOP rep: We might not be able to repeal ObamaCare because some Republicans are nervous about townhall protests

Hot Air  "Via CNN, I think this is a strategic bit of alarmism by a House conservative, Mo Brooks, to try to light a fire under grassroots ObamaCare opponents. He doesn’t really believe that Republicans in Congress scare so easily that getting screamed at by liberals for an hour at a townhall will undo seven years of repeal fever. Does he? And … is he right to? This is, after all, the GOP we’re talking about. They went from 35 years of Reaganism to Trumpism in the span of about nine months.

"There’s a warning here too for Trump, who’s been keeping a lower-than-expected profile on repeal lately." . . .

By The Way, The Indivisible Mob Booed The Invocation At Cassidy’s Town Hall Yesterday  "In case you missed them, we had two posts earlier today on Indivisible, the left-wing agitation outfit staging these protests – the first exposing the national connections to what happened to Cassidy, and the second outlining its plans to disrupt Cassidy’s event in Breaux Bridge Friday using similar tactics."

Donald Trump Says He Will Not Attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner

My prediction: Obama will be invited and, naturally, will have some lines written for him to trash President Trump to adoring smiles and cheers. TD

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Hollywood Reporter. . . "Trump's decision comes after CNN, The New York Times, Politico and several other major media outlets were blocked from attending a Friday White House press briefing. The president also continued to express his dislike for "fake news" media and targeted reporters' use of anonymous sources while speaking to the Conservative Political Action Committee on Friday.

"White House Correspondents' Association president Jeff Mason said in a statement that the group has noted Trump's announcement and is still looking forward to the April 29 dinner, "which has been and will continue to be a celebration of the First Amendment and the important role played by an independent news media in a healthy republic.

" 'We look forward to shining a spotlight at the dinner on some of the best political journalism of the past year and recognizing the promising students who represent the next generation of our profession," the statement concludes." . . .

The Daily Mail scathingly covers the issue here. 

. . . "President Donald Trump has announced that he will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year in a shocking break with tradition. 

" 'I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!' Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon. 

"His announcement comes amid growing tensions between his administration and media outlets.  

"Trump attended the dinner in 2011 with his wife Melania where he was repeatedly mocked by then-president Barack Obama. 

"He skipped the dinner in 2016 during the presidential campaign where Obama again took aim at the then-candidate, saying: 'I'm a little hurt that he's not here tonight. It's surprising. You got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras, and he says no.' "

Don’t get mad, get even.  . . . "It’s a disgusting spectacle of insiders patting insiders on the back, and the in-the-know crowd rubbing of self-important elbows. Inevitably, “conservative” correspondents hoping to be accepted into the fold attend." . . .Legal Insurrection

Friday, February 24, 2017

Trump’s ‘Madman Theory’ Diplomacy

The president’s perceived volatility could help make his foreign policy a success.

Charles Krauthammer  "At the heart of Donald Trump’s foreign-policy team lies a glaring contradiction. On the one hand, it is composed of men of experience, judgment, and traditionalism. Meaning, they are all very much within the parameters of mainstream American internationalism as practiced since 1945. Practically every member of the team — the heads of State, Homeland Security, the CIA, and most especially Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster — could fit in a cabinet put together by, say, Hillary Clinton.

"The commander in chief, on the other hand, is quite the opposite — inexperienced, untraditional, unbounded. His pronouncements on everything from the “one China” policy to the two-state (Arab-Israeli) solution, from NATO obsolescence to the ravages of free trade, continue to confound and, as we say today, disrupt.

"The obvious question is: Can this arrangement possibly work? The answer thus far, surprisingly, is: perhaps.

"The sample size is tiny but take, for example, the German excursion. Trump dispatched his grown-ups — Vice President Pence, Defense Secretary Mattis, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — to various international confabs in Germany to reassure allies with the usual pieties about America’s commitment to European security. They did drop a few hints regarding Trump’s loud complaints about allied parasitism, in particular NATO members shirking their share of the defense burden.

"Within days, Germany announced a 20,000-man expansion of its military. Smaller European countries are likely to take note of the new setup. It’s classic good-cop, bad-cop: The secretaries represent foreign-policy continuity but their boss preaches America First. Message: Shape up." . . .

Yet sometimes an off-center comment can have its uses. Take Trump’s casual dismissal of a U.S. commitment to a two-state solution in the Middle East. The next day, U.S. policy was brought back in line by his own U.N. ambassador. But this diversion might prove salutary. It’s a message to the Palestinians that their decades of rejectionism may not continue to pay off with an inexorable march toward statehood — that there may actually be a price to pay for making no concessions and simply waiting for the U.S. to deliver them a Palestinian state.

Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Trump side by side

Taking Liberal Stupidity To A New Level : Gay CNN Host Tweeted Support For Sharia Law – The Internet Responded

US Chronicle

Gays For Sharia

From August, 2016:
"Some Liberals are so beyond-the-pale ignorant that they can’t see the forest because the trees are blocking their view.

"CNN political commentator Sally Kohn found herself in hot water, from social media users, after posting a controversial Tweet suggesting that “Progressive Muslims,” who are fighting against radicalized Islamic terrorists, also subscribe to the idea of Sharia law.

"The irony was not lost on Twitter users, who immediately pointed out that a homosexual, like Kohn, would be put to death in many countries that use Sharia Law as the basis of their legal system." . . . 

Milo-Hating Lefty Crybaby Boycotts Bill Maher, Maher Defends Milo

The American Spectator
“Liberals will continue to lose elections as long as they follow the example of people like Mr. Scahill whose views veer into fantasy..."
"Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos may not be able to appear at UC Berkeley, but he will be appearing on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” despite a leftist boycott.

"Milo “is many bridges too far.”

"Maher, much to his credit, did not back down.

“ 'If Mr. Yiannopoulos is indeed the monster Scahill claims — and he might be — nothing could serve the liberal cause better than having him exposed on Friday night,” Maher said. He added, “liberals will continue to lose elections as long as they follow the example of people like Mr. Scahill whose views veer into fantasy and away from bedrock liberal principles like equality of women, respect for minorities, separation of religion and state, and free speech.” 

"Let’s take a look at the claim that Milo is a monster.
In his statement explaining why he won’t appear on “Real Time,” Scahill claims Milo “has ample venues to spew his hateful diatribes.” . . .

How to Tell if News Is Really News

Press is Not the Enemy, But Nor is it Objective  "Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," had an unfortunate turn of phrase the other day. She said it's the mission of the press to "control exactly what people think."
"My suspicion is that this was less a Freudian slip than a simple slip-up. Brzezinski was referring to her fear that President Trump may be trying to control the way people think by discrediting the media -- whom he calls "enemies of the American people" -- and she lost her rhetorical footing, stumbling into saying that mind control is "our job."
"But the misstatement resonated with a lot of people, as did Trump's claim that the press is an enemy of the people." . . .

How to Tell if News Is Really News . . . "I routinely search sites like lucianne.com and the Drudge report to read the articles posted from all sources. Invariably, news reported by The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC,  USA Today, Reuters, Associated Press, AOL, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair,  Politico and the Daily Beast will be negative and spin events to a particular narrative rather than the truth. Even William Buckley’s revered National Review became a #NeverTrump conclave during the 2016 campaign and still has not had its conservative reputation completely restored." . . .

Mandatory reporter facial expressions when interviewing conservatives:

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Boycott the Academy Awards on February 26, 2017

From a former Marine:

"The 89th showing of the Academy Awards is coming up on February 26th.  It is important that we, the deplorable, show the likes of Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Alec Baldwin, Cher, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and the other arrogant hypocrites, that we, the backbone and decent people of America, are more united than the bitter, unhappy, angry, divisive people of the entertainment industry.

"These arrogant, pompous, pampered soulless individuals declare that half of Americans are racist, sexist, and bigoted for voicing our political choice through Donald Trump. Yet there can be no doubt that the entertainment industry does more to exploit, degrade, minimize, and stereotype women than Donald Trump or any other industry ever has.

"From Madonna and Miley Cyrus parading on stage with little to no clothing while grabbing their crotches and allowing fans to do the same, to movies that depict women as whores, sluts, and gold-diggers dependent on their bodies for survival, to the deplorable speeches of Madonna and Ashley Judd talking about their periods in a vile manner and talking about blowing up the White House, we must send these evil-hearted people a strong and distinct message that they do not speak for the women of this country and they are not the role models of our young daughters.

"The wearing of pink does not negate the black hearts that these people have for our country and our Constitution.  Nor does it negate the disdain and contempt they have for the American people and our political process. 

"In recent social media threads, the good people of this nation are calling for a full boycott of the entertainment industry for this unwarranted and outrageous display of petulant behavior. Some in the entertainment industry are mocking us saying,
"Go ahead, we don't need you trailer trash racists."

"That may be true, but these people do need our green dollars.  It is important that we send a strong and powerful message to this group telling them to stick to their make believe jobs and to leave the politics of this country to the people, just as our wise and forward thinking forefathers designed.

"The good people of this country are not asking you to give up movies.  We are asking you to take two simple steps.  

  • First, protest these groups by refusing to watch the Academy Awards on February 26.  Simply change the channel or go for a walk with your family members and tell them how much you love them.
  • Second, forward this request to as many friends as possible and post it on social media to get the word out.
"This will only be effective if we show the same unity we exhibited during the election.  Yet how powerful will it be when the ratings for the Academy Awards fall in the toilet.  It is only for a couple of hours and requires very little effort.  When this happens, the arrogant entertainment industry will understand just how insignificant and powerless they are. 

"I am so proud of my fellow Americans who stood up and said, "Enough is Enough." 
Michelle Obama
may have only been proud of this country once in her life, but we the patriots have never lost our love and pride in America.  The left is now up to their old tricks trying to bully the rest of us into feeling guilty.

"Let them know that their selfish, vulgar, and unpatriotic behavior over this past week will not be tolerated.  Let them know that we will not be silenced and that we are no longer going to be shamed for what we believe.  We must continue the fight.  We must shut them down now.  We must show them that America will be great again no matter how filthy and disgusting they become.

"Boycott the Academy Awards on February 26, 2017."

Hat tip to Corporal Robert Hope, USMC ret.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Why Game-Show Hosts Vote Republican

Daily Beast

Pat Sajak thinks global warming alarmists are ‘unpatriotic racists.’ Read this story from 2010: The rest of Hollywood may swing left, but from Pat Sajak’s new National Review column to Chuck Woolery, game show hosts are the right’s secret weapon. Rebecca Dana exposes the TV staple’s true colors.

. . . "A tiny island of Reagan Republicanism in the vast sea of liberal Hollywood, television’s greatest arbiters of luck and love—including Chuck Woolery, Drew Carey, Wink Martindale, Merv Griffin, and many others—have regularly loaned their support and opened their wallets to right-wing candidates and causes, collectively donating more than $100,000 since 1998.

"Sajak alone has given more than $10,000, including fat checks to Fred Thompson, Bob Dole, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, George Allen, and Rick Lazio, as well as Steele. Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy!, gave $3,000 to former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska.

“ 'I am a conservative thinker. My political choices usually follow that path,” says
John O’Hurley, a former host of Family Feud who donated more than $2,000 to Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign.
“ 'I am a strong believer in individual responsibility both in the quality of my actions and in setting the direction for my life.”

The gallery of game show hosts: Of whom this is but a sample....
The longtime host of Jeopardy! is a supporter of conservative causes and a three-time donor to former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel. He also was reported to be hosting a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser in Malibu to benefit GOP candidates with military backgrounds, but his spokesman contests that claim.

. . . "I'm now sacrificing my career coming out as a conservative,” said The Dating Game’s Woolery, a born-again Christian, during a 2009 appearance on Mike Huckabee’s Fox News talk show. “So I'll never be hired in Hollywood again once they find out I'm doing it on your show.' ”

Democrats to choose their leader

Power Line Blog  "You may have missed CNN’s forum last night hosting the gang of eight candidates to lead the Democratic National Committee. The election will take place in Atlanta this Saturday. The members of the DNC will pick their chairman on Saturday and then they will rest."

DNC Hopefuls Test Limits of Crazed Anti-Trump Rhetoric  . . . "So, it should not have been a surprise to see the eight candidates for Democratic National Committee chair twist themselves into knots Wednesday to prove they are the most virulent opponents of the president. He’s violating the Constitution! He’s causing children to wet their beds! He’s a computer virus! A fascist! A thief! Oppose him! Impeach him!"

More to come here today.

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