Wednesday, May 10, 2023

No Biggie, Just the End of Civilization

 Ann Coulter

Whatever you had planned to do for the rest of the day, please drop it and read this right now: Heather Mac Donald's new book, "When Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty, and Threatens Lives."

"It seems that in the hysteria that followed George Floyd's death in 2020, we agreed to destroy all of Western civilization -- law, music, art, education, policing, science and medicine -- to make up for black people not doing well on standardized tests.

"Mac Donald cites not hundreds but thousands of institutions that have flung aside standards in order to more fully dedicate themselves to the sole, driving purpose of our nation: boosting black people's self-esteem.

"To consider just one arena, I don't think you're going to like the medical care you'll be getting under the new regime. Just like in the wildly successful Soviet Union, science must be subordinated to politics, specifically "racial justice."

"The American Medical Association, the American Association of Medical Colleges and the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) have all agreed that medicine is racist.

"The New England Journal of Medicine "presents a nonstop stream of articles on such topics as the 'Pathology of Racism,' 'Toward Antiracist Allyship in Medicine,' and 'How Structural Racism Works -- Racist Policies as a Root Cause of U.S. Racial Health Inequities,'" Mac Donald writes." . . .

Luckily, learning to identify and treat disease isn't such a big deal at today's medical schools, anyway. Instead, the faculty are charged with teaching about "systems of power, privilege and oppression." More than half of the top 50 medical schools now require students to take courses in systemic racism, Mac Donald notes. I'm sure that will be a huge relief when doctors miss your brain tumor.

. . . "That's why, Mac Donald says, it falls to the rest of us to never shut up about the tearing down of standards, to put forth "unapologetic defense(s) of color-blind standards," and to "relentlessly provide the data that explain the lack of racial proportionality in meritocratic institutions."

"To paraphrase Orwell: If there is hope, it must lie in the uncancelable."

Emphasis mine. TD

Biden administration targets a Catholic hospital for daring to question its authority

 Biden administration targets a Catholic hospital for daring to question its authority (

"Not content to harass just Catholic nuns , the successor administration to the Obama White House has taken up harassing Catholic hospitals.

"In April, Saint Francis Hospital South, which is one of five hospitals in the Saint Francis Health System network in eastern Oklahoma, received an ultimatum from the Biden administration: Extinguish your chapel’s sanctuary lamp, or we will strip you of your ability to accept Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

For context, a sanctuary lamp is a “wax candle, generally in a red glass container, kept burning day and night wherever the Blessed Sacrament is reserved in Catholic churches or chapels,” according to the Modern Catholic Dictionary. “It is an emblem of Christ's abiding love and a reminder to the faithful to respond with loving adoration in return.”

Saint Francis eventually enlisted the aid of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, whose attorneys argued the ultimatum violated the hospital’s First Amendment freedoms. (Full disclosure: Becket is one of several charitable organizations this author has supported over the years. Becket did not solicit this article.)

On Friday, Becket announced the Biden administration had agreed to allow Saint Francis a “waiver” to keep its chapel flame burning.

“The game was simply not worth the candle for HHS,” Lori Windham, vice president, and senior counsel at Becket, told the Washington Examiner. “It realized it would be playing with fire in court if it stood by its absurd demand, so it chose wisely. We are glad Saint Francis can continue to serve those most in need while keeping the faith.. . .

Now EVERYBODY Hates Bud Light

 At Last, National Unity Is Restored: No One Likes Bud Light – Robert Spencer

If Anheuser-Busch hoped that its false claim that its involvement with Mulvaney was limited to just “one single can” of Bud Light would make the whole thing finally blow over, it was in for a rude awakening.

"Our deeply divided nation is reunited at last! We cannot agree on whether dismembering children in the womb is a monstrous crime or a basic human right. We can’t agree on whether men can become champion female swimmers. We certainly will never agree on whether a jaw-droppingly corrupt kleptocrat deep in the throes of dementia should even have gotten near the Oval Office. We argue over whether the Founding Fathers were slaveowners to be despised or visionaries of freedom to be revered. But there is one thing we do agree on: we all 
loathe Bud Light.

"The patriots’ rejection of Bud Light after it brought on the transcendently obnoxious fake woman Dylan Mulvaney as its frontman has been remarkably effective. By April 22, Bud Light sales had dropped over 26%. Overnight, a beer that was practically ubiquitous became synonymous with the authoritarian Left’s efforts to force all Americans to accept its increasingly revolting agenda. The King of Beers became the Drag Queen of Beers, “tranny fluid” that no one but other half-men like Mulvaney himself would dare to drink in public or private.

"And initially, Leftist half-men did rally around a beer that ordinarily most of them would have scorned. On April 15, far-Left Congressman Ted Lieu (D-California SSR) tweeted an embarrassingly staged photo of himself holding a Bud Light as if he were a space alien who had never held an earth object before. Standing with him, supposedly engaged in casual conversation and also holding cans of Bud Light, albeit a trifle less gingerly, were three of Lieu’s Golden State colleagues: Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Get Trump), Judy Chu (D-Workers’ Paradise), and Mark Takano (D-Newsomland).

"Lieu wrote no caption for the pic, but the message was clear: the Leftist elites stand with men who think they’re women." . . . 

How dare you, madam vice-president?

 "But what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Harris attempted (and gloriously failed) to twist one of the most sacred phrases in world history for her own convenience and to further her own political ambition. And so it is only fair that we say in response: How dare you, madam vice president?"

Washington Examiner   "The high point of Kamala Harris ’s otherwise disastrous vice presidency came in May 2022 when she delivered a fiery speech that rebuked the leaked draft of the Supreme Court decision that would eventually overturn Roe v. Wade.

"For a vice president that had sorely lacked positive press up until this point, the virality of her condemnation of the court’s leaked decision — punctuated by her impassioned delivery of the rhetorical question, “how dare they?” — boosted her political stock in the weeks that followed. The moment inspired numerous think pieces in select legacy outlets , which all said essentially the same thing: At long last, the veep had found her voice.

"So it was no surprise that Harris attempted to recreate that moment last week on the 50th anniversary of the original Roe decision, a date on the calendar year that has long served as the occasion of the March for Life in Washington D.C. Speaking in front of roughly 1,500 people outside of the Florida statehouse in Tallahassee, Harris once again delivered the successful catchphrase:

" 'I've said it before, and I'll say it again,” she began. “How dare they? How dare they?"

"Somewhere in a picket line in Scandinavia, Greta Thunberg blushed."...

“America is a promise. … It is a promise of freedom and liberty, not just some, but for all. A promise we made in the Declaration of Independence, that we are each endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness" (emphasis mine).

. . ."The omission of the word “life” was impossible to miss. Even the most hyper-progressive, anti-American neo-Maoist in attendance would have noticed its absence. After all, the phrase is perhaps the most well-known and oft-repeated in the Western world. Americans, as well as many non-Americans, have it memorized by the time they’ve learned to tie their shoes. Either Harris is an even less formidable intellect than we’d imagined, or her estimation of the public is so low that she thought she could pull a fast one.

"Either way, the moment was a gift for the pro-life movement as it continues to struggle for the hearts and minds of the nation in the post-Roe era." . . .

Black Grievance Politics Is Destroying Civilization ›

Without security, there is anarchy. And where there is anarchy, the state can command neither legitimacy nor respect.

 American Greatness (  "Arguably, the greatest indictment of leftism is its preference for the vagrant and the criminal over the law-abiding citizen and victim. In politics, there are all kinds of disagreements about the role and scope of the state, but the one thing the state must do is protect the innocent.

"Without security, there is anarchy. And where there is anarchy, the state can command neither legitimacy nor respect. Yet racial idolaters on the Left have pushed society to forgo basic expectations of public order and civilized conduct. Demanding anything more than day-to-day chaos would be cruel to “marginalized” people like deranged homeless black men on the subway.

"The Left has a warped infatuation with society’s most entitled, recalcitrant, and destructive elements. Their latest martyr is a lunatic named Jordan Neely, who was killed while threatening commuters in Manhattan on Monday morning. The man, portrayed by sympathetic media as a “Michael Jackson impersonator,” was throwing garbage at people and making vaguely threatening statements about his willingness to go to prison for life. A reasonable person would feel afraid in this situation, as passengers doubtless did. A heroic vigilante intervened and put Neely in a chokehold. Two other men helped restrain Neely, who later died. 

"Seldom is the line between civilization and savagery drawn so clearly as it was in Jordan Neely’s subway car. The Left has demonized the vigilante for his “barbaric” supposed “lynching,” but this gets it precisely backward. Barbarism on the subway is a daily occurrence; it is part of the atmosphere. Barbarism is forcing commuters to fear for their lives and property on a Monday morning. It’s what you call it when vagrants shove people to their deaths in front of moving trains, and all the state can do is shrug.

"In places like New York City, criminals are a protected class. Just days ago, a homeless man stabbed a commuter with an ice pick. Jordan Neely himself had 42 prior arrests and an open warrant for assaulting a 67-year-old woman at the time of his death. He is widely reported to have been a menace to the safety of others, in short, a net negative on society." . . .

Old Joe Biden Lies Yet Again, By Claiming He's 'Honorable'

  PJ Media

"Old Joe Biden is a lot of things. “Honorable” isn’t even close to being one of them."

"The least honorable president in American history had a softball interview with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle on Friday, in which he uttered one of the most outlandish lies of his entire life, which has been filled with his outlandish lies: “I think I’ve proven myself to be honorable, as well as effective.” As Matt Margolis noted Sunday, this was in the course of a paean of boasting from Old Joe Biden that included praise of his own wisdom and experience. But now Joe Biden would have us believe that he is honorable, too? Come on, man! This guy lies every time his lips move.

"The part about Old Joe being effective, however, was actually true. If Biden wanted to weaken America (politically, militarily, and economically), erase the Southern border, antagonize our friends as well as our enemies worldwide, and advance the Left’s socialist, authoritarian agenda at the expense of the American people, then he has indeed done a bang-up job. If, on the other hand, he is really as America-First as he has been pretending to be lately, now that the 2024 campaign season is approaching, then he has been a galloping disaster as president, and just the opposite of effective. It all depends on your point of view, you see, and since Old Joe’s administration is dedicated to calling opposing views “disinformation” and silencing them accordingly, pretty soon we will all have to agree that his presidency has been remarkably effective.

"But honorable? That Old Joe would even dare say this is staggering. The man is the most dedicated and relentless liar ever to occupy the Oval Office, and we’re talking here about a job that has been held by such skillful prevaricators as Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Richard M. Nixon. Biden has lied throughout his political career and long before it even started: on Dec. 1, 1965, the faculty of the Syracuse College of Law published a report about Young Joe, stating that Biden “used five pages from a published law review article without quotation or attribution” and recommended that he fail a legal methods course because of his plagiarism." . . .

Evidence? What Evidence? Old Joe Biden Stands With Hunter: ‘My Son Has Done Nothing Wrong’

Bribery Probe May Sink Biden Reelection Bid -

 The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

His own party will force him out of the 2024 race if the whistleblower allegations are true.

. . ."House Republicans cannot decline to impeach Biden in the name of political expediency if they expect their party to survive 2024. Even better, the corporate Media won’t be able to bury the story. So, if Comer really has the goods on Biden, the Democrats will force Biden to resign for “health reasons” and Donald Trump will annihilate Kamala Harris in 2024.". . .

"When House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) subpoenaed the FBI for documentation that may link President Biden to a bribery scheme perpetrated when he was Vice President, the White House response was oddly overwrought: “For going on 5 years now, Republicans in Congress have been lobbing unfounded politically-motivated attacks against @POTUS without offering evidence for their claims.” This was a very strange charge to make concerning a mere subpoena for documents supporting the disclosures of a whistleblower.

"Comer’s subpoena gives FBI Director Christopher Wray until May 10 to produce the following: “All FD-1023 forms, including within any open, closed or restricted access case files, created or modified in June 2020, containing the term ‘Biden,’ including all accompanying attachments and documents to those FD-1023 forms.” This particular form is used by FBI agents to record statements made by informants and the specified date range suggests that Biden had been reported for taking bribes from a foreign national and that the file was “tidied up” right around the time he nailed down the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

"In addition to the subpoena, Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Comer sent a joint letter to Wray and Attorney Gen. Merrick Garland taking them to task for sitting on the requested documents: “The DOJ and the FBI appear to have valuable, verifiable information that you have failed to disclose to the American people. Therefore, Congress will proceed to conduct an independent and objective review of this matter, free from those agencies’ influence.” The letter goes on to point out that the House Oversight Committee learned of the FD-1023 forms when a “highly credible unclassified whistleblower” disclosed their existence:". . .

Meanwhile, according to a Fox News report, Rep. Comer has advised the Justice Department to delay any Hunter Biden indictment until after his committee holds a press conference on May 10 when he will unveil previously unknown details surrounding the Biden family’s business dealings. During a Sunday morning appearance on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, Comer said, “My message to the Department of Justice is very loud and clear. Do not indict Hunter Biden before Wednesday.” Comer is concerned that the DOJ may attempt to give Hunter Biden a “slap on the wrist” before other revelations emerge:

Twenty Acres and Half a Mule?

  The American Catholic

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:

SAN JOSE, CA – Local half-white, half-black man Michael Preston has been ordered to pay himself reparations since half his ancestors were oppressed and half were oppressors.

“Wait — what?” he said after he received a letter from Governor Gavin Newsom’s office informing him he owed himself over $25,000. “Uh… OK? I guess?” He then went down to the bank and ordered a transfer to himself. He was a little short of the total amount so he made it in installments, sending himself several payments totaling the $25,000 amount he owes himself for his ancestors oppressing his other ancestors.

We’d like to thank Mr. Preston for atoning for the guilt of his ancestors,” said Governor Newsom. “Because of them, he has a unique place of privilege in life and has had a leg up on his fellow citizens, who are oppressed because of things that happened hundreds of years ago. Today, he has made that right. Well, until we ask for more reparations later. Frankly, it’s never going to stop.”

“We’d also like to congratulate Mr. Preston for receiving the reparations long overdue to his ancestors today,” said Governor Newsom. “Because of what happened to them, he is in a unique place of oppression in life and has never been able to get ahead of his fellow citizens, who are far more privileged than him because of things that happened hundreds of years ago. Today, that wrong has been righted. Well, until we send him more reparations later. Frankly, it’s never going to stop.”

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