For all the talk of Trump being something akin to a dictator, people seem to ignore the fact that California’s governor is the state’s answer to Kim Il Sung:
“We are building a coalition that covers about 30 percent of the GDP of the world and well more than a billion people,” [Jerry Brown] said. “So, we are taking action in California. We are linking up with other similar-minded people all over the world. And we are pushing forward, even as Trump blusters, he cannot command the tides to not come in.”
“Climate change is occurring. Global warming is occurring. California is beginning to burn up. The political will is not strong enough but it’s moving in the right direction,” he said.
Read the link if you’ve ever wondered whether or not this whole thing is about creating some kind of global government. That kind of thing will never happen of course, but a lot of people will die as a result of this noble vision. That Moonbeam should be part of the spearhead will come as no surprise.
Long after Jerry Brown leaves this realm, his festering corpse will remain in office in Sacramento, propped up by felons, illegal immigrants and other natural Democrat constituencies.
California will eventually secede, and Jerry Brown will be named President for Eternity. Hordes of stupid children will salute a statue of him at the corner of Hollywood and Highland, before visiting such lesser shrines as those to Saint Don’t Call Me Bruce Jenner and Harvey Weinstein. By that point, of course, California will be a puppet state of China, after the Chinese throw out the Mexican government.
If we could wave a wand and do away with the cultural achievements of the Baby Boomers, such as Ira Einhorn Day and the global warming suicide cult, I could probably live without The Beatles.
Outside of some vague utopian notion of a classless, raceless, genderless, nationless society, the crowd that does these things has no idea of what its actual goals are. That’s why this craziness never ends. Yesterday it was Robert E Lee, today it’s Theodore Roosevelt:
Protesters splattered red liquid onto the base of the bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, and later published a statement on the internet calling for its removal as an emblem of “patriarchy, white supremacy and settler-colonialism.”
The group said the museum should “rethink its cultural halls regarding the colonial mentality behind them.”
Have you ever noticed that this crowd just doesn’t stop? Every time a concession is made, they move on to another target. It’s because, at the end of the day, they don’t know what they want; they just know that they like getting others to meet their demands.
(H/T Ann Althouse)
Sad news: Allen Reinertsen, aka Goodstuff, has passed away. If some men march to the beat of their own drums, Goodstuff had a full percussion section. Say a prayer for his family; the man will be missed.
I saw this story the other day and thought that it wasn’t worth comment, but apparently it’s making traction in the blogosphere and I’m feeling lazy today, so here it is:
The “progressive stack” is a method to order speakers and participants by race and gender along a “social justice” hierarchy. Women “of color” come first, men “of color” next, then white women, and at the back of the line, white men.
The progressive stack is all over the news the last few days because a graduate student Teaching Assistant at the University of Pennsylvania, Stephanie McKellop, bragged on Twitter about using the progressive stack in class, as we reported in U. Penn Teaching Assistant Calls on White Male Students Last, Because “Social Justice”:
Are we just looking for blogging fodder at this point? This kind of thinking has been around for a very long time, even if it didn’t have a name until a few years ago. Of course it’s moronic and self-defeating; that’s what they do at the universities.
Incidentally, I was wondering about something the other day. If universities have classes in, say, African American Literature, doesn’t that create a situation in which black authors are permanently relegated to a boutique status within the academy? There are students who silently take their diversity mandated class who strongly suspect that the authors picked for such a class are lauded for nothing other than the color of their skin. In turn, this harms the authors on the diversity list, because they are relegated to their own canon, which can only be compared negatively to the broader (read: white) canon.
It will not get better. The left can only out-left itself, and with Republicans controlling the government we are about to see a level of wackiness likely not seen since the late 1960s. They glimpsed the Promised Land with Obama, who began instituting every silly idea that grad students in Inrersectional Lesbian Studies wanted, only to have it all ripped away by Cheeto Hitler.
Oh well. It’s fun to laugh at them.
I wonder if Hugh Hefner in his last days, as he tottered around his crumbling, piss-stained McMansion, knew what was happening to his empire. I kind of hope he did:
For the first time in its 64-year history, Playboy magazine will feature a transgender Playmate, a decision that Cooper Hefner, a top executive at the magazine, said on Thursday was in keeping with its founding mission of embracing changing attitudes about sex.
Ace mentions this, but I can’t imagine anyone under the age of 60 still subscribes to Playboy. They’re following in the desperate footsteps of GQ, Esquire and plenty of other once-unique publishing brands by appealing to the SJW crowd.
It won’t work.
Sure, people will laud them on Twitter and maybe sales will get a minor bump, but can anyone really see a bunch of feminists suddenly deciding that Playboy is a great magazine that deserves their support? SJWs infiltrate. They don’t care if the host lives or dies.
Aside from that, if every other outlet is now posting social justice clickbait, what differentiates Playboy from anyone else? A chick with a penis? That’s almost passé at this point.
There are lots of old institutions these days that have sped up their own decline by submitting to this garbage. I’m glad to see that Playboy has joined them.
I spent the last five minutes looking for recent news sources on Verrit – four minutes more than I spent looking at Verrit itself. In case you don’t remember, and I don’t know how you could forget, Verrit is a project started by Clinton worm Peter Daou in order to justify his life.
Right now, Verrit stands at 60,000 Twitter followers, less than half of what Daou himself has, though we can be sure that Cruella had something to do with both. An informal, half-assed glance at Verrit’s Twitter page also reveals that about one out of every five responses to its tweets are trolls. The sites that have covered it thus far are mostly tech blogs, but no one has had anything nice to say about it. Daou himself has not helped matters any, as can be seen by…well…
No Peter, we’re laughing at you.
Seriously though, what is it about the Clintons that causes people like Daou to glom onto them until they are sniveling, crawling, dried up shells of former human beings? It’s like some evil magician crossed Renfield with Gollum and took away the intelligence, independence and dignity. Look at Huma Abedin – she shot out Carlos Danger’s kid, and now she’s hanging out with Mrs. Harvey Weinstein, and Hillary won’t let her die! And Peter Daou, well, he’s trapped in a basement in Chappaqua, chained to a PC with a 286 processor and a 28k modem, with a bottle of cyanide glued to one hand and a copy of What Happened glued to the other. If you stare into his cold, vacant eyes long enough you can almost hear the screams, his head bobbing in Morse Code spelling out, “Blue dress…Blue dress…”
Don’t get me wrong. They deserve it.
Sometimes Jezebel can be useful. Here’s a post from late 2011 about agent and pervert Martin Weiss, who was arrested after an 18 year old actor came forward and accused Weiss of molesting him when the actor was a minor. I won’t post the details, but read the list of movies and shows the Jezebel author mentions if you want to get just a little sick:
Weiss stopped managing the victim when he was 15, but he’s worked with many other children since he started his business in the mid-1990s. He’s placed children in roles on shows like iCarly, Criminal Minds, and Parenthood, and movies including Jack and Jill and The Muppets Movie. Several weeks ago the victim became more and more worried that Weiss had abused other children, particularly because he knew other boys had spent the night at his house. On November 15, the young man confronted Weiss at his apartment and taped their conversation. Police say in the recording Weiss admits he had sex with the victim, but says it wasn’t abuse.
Being California, when Weiss eventually pleaded no contest, he was given a year in jail and sentenced to treatment, because every criminal nowadays is just a misunderstood victim. Especially if the criminal has money.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to stomach the idea of consuming Hollywood entertainment. At this point I hope that the whole industry is destroyed.
Related: I’m probably going to stop doing Rule 5 posts. I’m not being holier-than-thou, it’s just that after the last few days it doesn’t seem fun anymore. Years ago I knew a few people in the porn industry, and I thought that that business was uniquely creepy. Now it’s becoming clear that this is how entertainment as a whole has been operating for a long time.
Perhaps something decent will come from the ashes.