I don’t think I have ever witnessed anything like this …
Party of Political Purity wields big pink eraser on history …
The Connecticut Democratic Party quietly voted Wednesday night to remove references to iconic former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from the name of its annual fundraising dinner due to their links to slavery and the mistreatment of Native Americans.
“Let’s work together to show the rest of the state exactly what it means to be a Connecticut Democrat,’’ said freshman party Chairman Nick Balletto, according to the Hartford Courant, before introducing the resolution to rename the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner.
The resolution was unanimously approved; “Bailey,” which remains for now, honors the late Democratic National Committee Chairman John Bailey.
“I see it as the right thing to do,” Balletto later told Hearst Connecticut Media. “I wasn’t looking to be a trailblazer or set off a trend that’s going to affect the rest of the country. Hopefully, they’ll follow suit when they see it’s the right thing to do.” […]
Connecticut Democrats said Jefferson’s ownership of slaves and Jackson’s role in the Trail of Tears — the forced relocation of Native Americans — played a principal role in their decision to vote in favor of the name change.
The local chapter of the NAACP applauded lawmakers “in making the symbolic first step and striving to right the wrongs of the past.”
“You can’t change history, but you don’t have to honor it,” Balletto is quoted as saying.
I could go on to discuss that it is foolish to judge the past by the feelings of the present. Or that all men are flawed, even those whose heroic actions actually advance human civilization. I could posit that our moral stature is analogous to a bank account where good acts and behavior are deposits and bad behavior is withdrawals and no human being can ever hope to do more than work hard to keep that account in the black …
But why bother? Left-liberal Democrats don’t give a flying fig. They have no use for the Founders principles and revolutionary thought and any excuse to Bowdlerize them from a history they already condemn for its cisgender, heteronormative, dead-white-male, colonialist, imperialist, racist Patriarchy, is fine with them.
200 years of Liberty was an aberration the Democrats want make a dim and shameful memory.
And we are letting them.
There were broken lamps, muddy footprints, the endless parade of questions and kittens. She was a blur throughout the days, a whirling dervish of scabbed elbows and knobby knees.
There were too many times I was exhausted and exasperated, thinking “Grow up! Grow up! Grow up!”
And suddenly, too quickly, when I wasn’t looking – she did.
The house fell quiet. I yearned to walk down the hall to discover muddy footprints. Too long too quiet.
Until I was given another chance. The mini-she, whirling through my home and heart.
This time I slow down, dancing through the mud with her.
Now, your turn.
DOJ moves swiftly on Planned Parenthood baby-organ harvesting scandal: Will investigate the whistleblowers [Darleen Click]
The Obama Totalitarians will brook no dissent …
The U.S. Department of Justice announced plans to investigate the group that produced undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood employees admitting that they harvest and sell organs ripped from the bodies aborted babies. Politico reported the news of the coming DOJ investigation earlier today:
JUSTICE TO PROBE CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS — While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would “review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.” Planned Parenthood has staunchly defended its practices and claims that the Center for Medical Progress illegally obtained its footage, then excessively edited it to misrepresent what the organization does.
The DOJ investigation of the Center for Medical Progress, which, unlike Planned Parenthood, is not in the business of killing healthy, viable unborn babies in order to sell their organs for cash, was announced after several Democratic lawmakers called for the organization to be targeted.
Hands off the kilt …
Male staff at an Inverness ceilidh bar have stopped wearing kilts because they claim some female customers have been groping them while they worked.
Staff at Hootenanny’s, in Inverness, wore traditional tartan to give the venue more of a Scottish ambience.
As BBC Scotland’s Jackie O’Brien reports, they say some female customers have been getting too close for comfort.
Another example of the state of American academia
From Daily Bruin, the Disclaimer of the Week: pic.twitter.com/nG5Lu1nbqJ
— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) July 22, 2015
No matter how a person “identifies” his or her gender, their sex was set at conception. XX or XY chromosomes are the normal and will lead to easily identifiable female or male children at birth. Anomalies, either at the genetic level or hormone sensitivity are rare. Their existence does not negate the norm.
Women have uteri that will, at some point in their lives, menstruate. Someone should instruct the special snowflakes at The Daily Bruin to accept the settled science.
And the very few members of the Organization to Find Offense in Everything, who take to shrieking when confronted with “female hygiene products,” should shut-the-f*ck-up.
I do confess to being curious if The Daily Bruin would be torturing the language as much in coming up with a disclaimer over an article dealing with prostate exams.
Any time one Republican does anything, the media immediately starts poking at others to “weigh in”. It is a behavior that media rarely visits upon Democrats.
Knowing it is coming is the first thing all Republican candidates should be ready for, and turning the question back on the media and their own malfeasance is required.
Log this as another fine example of Poe’s Law in action …
Drag queens have been banned from performing at a Pride event in case they offend transgender people.
Organisers of Free Pride Glasgow, which bills itself as an ‘anti-commercialist’ alternative to the Scottish city’s main Pride event, have announced the controversial ban.
Despite the fact that drag queens have been closely associated with Pride celebrations for most of their history, they will not be allowed to appear at the event next month in case they cause offence.
A statement from the organisers said: “After much discussion, the trans and non binary caucus decided not to have drag acts perform at the event.
“This does not mean that people of any gender can’t wear what they want to the event, we simply won’t be having any self-described drag acts perform at our Free Pride Event on August 22.” […]
“The decision was taken by transgender individuals who were uncomfortable with having drag performances at the event. It was felt that it would make some of those who were transgender or questioning their gender uncomfortable.”
I love an excuse to make popcorn.
Dr. Nucatola isn’t the only person at Planned Parenthood engaged in “fetal tissue procurement” negotiations.
In this second video, shot in February at a restaurant in Pasadena, Gatter seems willing to accept a higher and higher price.
What’s more, in the beginning of the video, she talks about an earlier situation where a company called Novogenix used to come to her abortion clinic to buy specimens: “Heather, a Novogenix person would come to the site and our staff would sign the patients up and get consent. And then Heather would look at the tissue and take what she required. So logistically it was very easy for us. We didn’t have to do anything.” (emphasis added)
This statement would seem to contradict the need of a higher and higher price for doing nothing except letting a technician from another company come into the facility and take specimens. While she seems willing to accept higher prices, Gatter does claim Planned Parenthood is “not in it for the money” and they do not want to appear to be selling body parts.
At the end of the video, like Nucatola, Gatter talks about changing the abortion technique to get intact specimens, changing from a rather violent suction method that would destroy tissue to what she calls an IPAS, which is a reference to a nonprofit company that makes and distributes “manual vacuum aspirators” which would be a less harmful way to get at the internal organs. She said there would be protocol issues with the patient but that she saw no problem with it. She calls it a “less crunchy” way to get intact organs.
At the end of the tape provided by CMP, Gatter jokes about wanting “a Lamborghini” for body parts.
Looking through my cartoon archive, I thought I was being outrageous about how Left-fascists view animal rights vs human rights …
Now, it doesn’t seem so far-fetched …
… and will no longer draw Mohammed (PissBeUponHim)
Six months after armed Islamists stormed Charlie Hebdo’s offices in downtown Paris, killing 12, editor Laurent Sourisseau said the publication would no longer draw Islam’s prophet in an interview with German magazine Stern.
“We have drawn Muhammad to defend the principle that one can draw whatever they want. It is a bit strange though we are expected to exercise a freedom of expression that no one dares to,” Sourisseau told Stern, as reported by Deutsche Welle. “We’ve done our job. We have defended the right to caricature.”
Does this mean Charlie Hebdo will also cease their mocking of Jews and Christians?
Well, no …
In the interview with Stern, Sourisseau said Charlie Hebdo employees still believe they “have the right to criticize all religions,” Deutsche Welle reported.
Ah! Well, now, nothing like rewarding the Assassin’s Veto.