The Left’s wholly-owned subsidiary, “Feminism”, has been at the forefront of a scorched-earth campaign against any dissent from Female Supremacy. From exploiting very young girls to forcing colleges into Kafkaesque policies on handling sexual assault accusations, Feminists will stoop to any level. Ask George Will.
Fortunately, some people are not intimated by Vagina Warrior lynch mobs.
Ask litigator Andrew Miltenberg how he decides whether or not to take on the idiosyncratic clients that fall outside his bread-and-butter business litigation practice, and he’ll give you a couple of answers. First, he’ll point you toward Pastor Martin Niemoller’s famous condemnation of German intellectuals for failing to speak out against Nazism when they still had a chance. (“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Socialist …”)
Second, he’ll reference his own stature—at just 5-foot-6, he’s always been one of the shorter guys in the room. The two come together neatly in what might be termed a personal-political symbiosis. “From an early age,” he says, “I decided that I was going to stand up and be counted, and that I was going to look out for the little guy.” [...]
Mr. Miltenberg insists his decision to sue a number of universities on behalf of male students who have been suspended or expelled following sexual assault accusations is not inconsistent with any of the above. He’s already filed four lawsuits—against Vassar College, Columbia University, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Drew University—will file several more before month’s end, and is consulting on 20 or so appeals at the college disciplinary level. In each, he is suing the schools for violations of the Title IX gender-parity law of 1972, contractual claims, unfair trade practices, as well as a number of tort claims. [...]
The man is not pro-rape, for God’s sake. What does bother him is the way that many schools have handled the complaints.
Every single one of the men he’s representing, Mr. Miltenberg argues, has suffered egregious due process violations in closed-door college hearings. (He also believes that his clients are innocent of the charges against them.) And that is how he has found himself in the decidedly impolitic position of not only defending those accused of rape, but also suing on their behalf.
Impolitic, perhaps, but he’s also in good company. Twenty-eight current and retired Harvard Law School professors recently sent a letter to the university asking it to abandon its new sexual misconduct policy, arguing, as Mr. Miltenberg has more generally, that the new rules violate the due process rights of the accused. “This is an issue of political correctness run amok,” Alan Dershowitz, an emeritus professor, told a Boston Globe reporter. [...]
“Yes, they’re male students,” [Kimberly Lau, a 33-year-old associate at Nesenoff & Miltenberg] says. “But they’re also victims of a system they trusted, paid money to, thought would give them an education and help them on their way to establishing themselves in a career. That’s exactly what I did. And to see their futures being obliterated by a mix of false statements in the first instance but ultimately by the colleges themselves administering kangaroo courts … that’s highly offensive to me.” (In the Vassar case, the school refused to consider as exculpatory evidence Facebook messages from Mr. Yu’s accuser saying she’d “had a wonderful time” the night of the encounter.)
Back to George Will for a moment. The claim against him that has Social Justice Warriors, Vagina Brigade, demanding his ouster from any speaking engagement, was his pointing out that “when they [colleges & universities] make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate.”*
Yet here is a perfect example of this occurring.
In mid-September, for example, Mr. Miltenberg got a call from the father of a Division I wrestler in Tennessee who’d been accused of sexual assault. After a four-month investigation, the man’s son was found not guilty by college investigators. And then 24 hours later, the hearing officer had a change of heart. “Here’s how that probably played out,” says Mr. Miltenberg. “Someone got the hearing officer on the phone and asked them, ‘Are you out of your fucking mind? We’re not going to be the school that lets this kid stay on campus. Get him out of here for a year and when it quiets down, bring him back. We don’t need 100 women walking around here with mattresses.’ ”
He’s referring, of course, to Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who has become the face of what New York calls “the revolution against campus sexual assault.” She’s done so by protesting the “not responsible” verdict Columbia rendered against Jean-Paul Nungesser, the man she accused of raping her, by carrying a mattress with her everywhere. She has referred to the protest as performance art, and is receiving class credit for doing so.
Mr. Miltenberg, who is consulting for Mr. Nungesser, has choice words regarding Ms. Sulkowicz’s performance, and they’re not the kind that are going to win him any friends: “While drawing attention to the important issue of campus rape, she’s clearly enjoying the celebrity she’s created through the perverse spectacle of carrying her mattress around campus. But the attendant media frenzy has seemingly legitimized an event, which, after an investigation and hearing, the University determined did not occur—and which the NYPD has thus far declined to pursue.
“What has clearly been lost in all of this,” Mr. Milternberg continued, “is that she has achieved this celebrity status through a systematic campaign of publicly defaming and destroying the life of a young man. It’s absolutely mind-boggling to me that Columbia has sanctioned her conduct by giving her course credits, all after finding that the young man was not guilty.”
Not only would I watch this to the end, I already did!
They’ll brag about it in print
Rob Stein is the founder of the Democracy Alliance, an umbrella a group that organizes the funding of left-wing causes by rich liberals and interest groups. In The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado by Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer, at page 7, Stein explains candidly what politics is all about for the Left:
“The reason it is so important to control government is because government is the source of enormous power,” Stein continued. “One president in this country, when he or she takes office, appoints…5,000 people to run a bureaucracy, nonmilitary nonpostal service of 2 million people, who hire 10 million outside outsource contractors–a workforce of 12 million people–that spends $3 trillion a year. That number is larger than the gross domestic product of all but four countries on the face of the earth.”
“So the reason we’re doing what we’re doing…and the way we get progressive change, is to control government,” Stein said. “That’s what this is about.”
This will to power explains why the Left, a clear minority among Americans, consistently punches above its weight, politically.
Glenn Reynolds once commented on the seeming paradox of liberals who are terrified at the prospect that libertarians might take power and leave them alone. Actually, liberals probably do want to be left alone; they just don’t have any intention of leaving you alone. Liberals hunger for power so that they can enrich themselves, in many cases, but more generally, so they can remake the world according to their own preferences.
They openly move to quash Free Speech they cannot control:
In a surprise move late Friday, a key Democrat on the Federal Election Commission called for burdensome new rules on Internet-based campaigning, prompting the Republican chairman to warn that Democrats want to regulate online political sites and even news media like the Drudge Report.
Democratic FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel announced plans to begin the process to win regulations on Internet-based campaigns and videos, currently free from most of the FEC’s rules. “A reexamination of the commission’s approach to the internet and other emerging technologies is long over due,” she said.
And they work to ensure they control voting, too.
Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a screen for an agenda to prevent poor and minority voters from exercising the franchise, while others define such incidents as a threat to democracy itself. Both sides depend more heavily on anecdotes than data.
In a forthcoming article in the journal Electoral Studies, we bring real data from big social science survey datasets to bear on the question of whether, to what extent, and for whom non-citizens vote in U.S. elections. Most non-citizens do not register, let alone vote. But enough do that their participation can change the outcome of close races.
The decidedly il-liberal Left is the most dynamic religion of the 20th and 21st centuries. It claims it knows best how to run your life, and if you don’t agree it will work diligently to tear down not just you personally, but all institutions that support your Liberty.
We are in the midst of The War on Independence.
Hillary Clinton: “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.” [Darleen Click]
At a Democratic rally in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton’s attempt to attack “trickle-down economics,” resulted in a spectacularly odd statement.
Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, they always say that.”
She went on to state that businesses and corporations are not the job creators of America. “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” the former Secretary of State said.
No, it isn’t nasty, EEEEEEEVILE businesses that create jobs! It is ….. it is…. uhm … oh…. Yeah, The State! The benevolent State is the fount of All.Things.Great.And.Wonderful.
Don’t let anyone tell you “I built that.” Anyone
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I wonder if he used his smart phone from a green on the back nine to send this. Can’t you just feel the concern and love here?
What’s the matter with Kansas: Stealth Dem Greg Orman’s Republican supporter, Eric Carter, owes him money [Darleen Click]
And not an insubstantial amount, either …
[Eric] Carter may very well prefer Orman to his own party’s nominee, but the two men appear to have more than just a political relationship. According to Orman’s personal financial disclosure form, Carter owes Orman a substantial amount of money.
In the form’s section for unearned income sources, Orman lists one asset as “Eric Carter – Note,” short for a “loan note,” and lists the value of the investment as between $15,001 and $50,000. Orman also lists that he receives no income from this, suggesting the loan is either a no-interest or deferred-interest loan.
The listing is on page 18 of Orman’s long disclosure document.
Someone page Rosie O’Donnell: Gun used by Grandfather to Save 19 y/o granddaughter from rape [Darleen Click]
In spite of being wounded, granddad was able to kill one of the three armed thugs that broke into his home
A grandfather shot back and is believed to have killed a suspect in a home-invasion and attempted rape of his teen granddaughter on Monday night, Robeson County Sheriff’s officials said.
The grandfather was also shot – but he also managed to shoot the 2 other suspects in the home-invasion and attempted rape, said Maj. Anthony Thompson with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident started around 10 pm at a house on Yedda Road in Lumberton on Monday night when someone knocked on the home of the grandfather, his wife and their 19-year-old granddaughter, according to the sheriff’s office.
Two of three men – all wearing black clothes, ski masks and gloves — stormed into the house and demanded money, officials said.
The grandfather and his wife ended up in the back of the house and were directed at gunpoint to open a safe. The three men were all armed and tried to rape the teen girl, officials said.
The 67-year-old grandfather managed to grab a gun and shot all three of the suspects. The suspects fired back and the grandfather was hit several times, deputies said.
After that, all three wounded suspects fled in the grandfather’s gold Cadillac.
Later, the sheriff’s office was contacted when 2 men with gunshot wounds showed up at McLeod Hospital in Dillon.
Deputies received information that took them to Singletary Church Road near Lumberton where they found Jamie Lee Faison, age 20, dead inside the stolen Cadillac. He died from gunshot wounds, deputies said.
Granddad had to go into emergency surgery and was, at last report, recovering in ICU.
In the further #WarOnBiology, Progressive hierarchy puts so-called Transgender “rights” above “cis” people rights.
Tamara Lusardi, a transgender who transitioned from male to female, has won his case against the Department of the Army for discrimination and humiliation, based on a report from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC).
In 2010, Lusardi was working for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center as a civilian employee, and announced that he was now officially beginning his transition from male to female. Lusardi changed his name and began dressing as a woman, at which point management held a meeting to accommodate Tamara in the workforce. Management supported Lusardi and repeatedly stated that they intended to treat him fairly and accommodate in any way possible, yet emphasized that they also wanted to ensure a safe workplace for everyone.
In light of these concerns, Lusardi voluntarily agreed to use the executive restroom, given that he had not undergone gender transition surgery and several female employees had expressed serious concern about sharing a restroom with a man presenting as a woman.
However, Lusardi didn’t stick to the agreement, using the female restroom on three separate occasions between January and March 2011. After females again reported discomfort, Lusardi was informed that he should continue to use the executive restroom as agreed, but he protested. But discomfort is relevant, according to the OSC, an office which holds that regardless of Lusadi’s initial agreement, he should be able to change his mind and use the female restroom whenever he sees fit. Employee preferences are irrelevant to the legality of the issue and must be changed through training.
Yes, you h8y cis-womyns with your so-called uncomfortableness! Your vagina privilege will not stand! You will be educated and you will be made to care!