Friday, February 26, 2016

Ben Shapiro: Calling BS On "White Privilege"

Quoting: What is 'white privilege?' It's a BS term coined by the left to tar the innocent and justify their own obvious racism.

Unfortunately, the full video from where that quote is from is behind a paywall, but you get the gist of it; calling "white privilege" on someone is nothing more than blatant race-pandering that does nothing but attempt to silence someone from speaking on issues of substance, nothing more.

Founder's Quote, 26 Feb. 2016

The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. - Thomas Paine, Common Sense — 1776

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Missouri Professor Fired After Protest Scuffles Caught On Tape

....couldn't happen to a nicer broad in my opinion....
The University of Missouri Board of Curators on Thursday fired a communications professor who was captured on video scrapping with a police officer and a student journalist during campus protests last year.
The board voted 4-2 in favor of firing Assistant Professor of Communication Melissa Click, who had been suspended with pay from the school since Jan. 27. Click has the right to appeal the termination.
“The board respects Dr. Click’s right to express her views and does not base this decision on her support for students engaged in protest or their views,” said Chairwoman Pam Henrickson, who voted against Click’s termination, in a statement viewed by The Columbia Tribune. “However, Dr. Click was not entitled to interfere with the rights of others, to confront members of law enforcement or to encourage potential physical intimidation against a student.” (Fox News)
....as the saying goes, "You right the right to speak your mind....you do not, however, have the right to escape the consequences of one's actions."

Founder's Quote, 25 Feb. 2016

It will not be doubted, that with reference either to individual, or National Welfare, Agriculture is of primary importance. In proportion as Nations advance in population, and other circumstances of maturity, this truth becomes more apparent; and renders the cultivation of the Soil more and more, an object of public patronage. - George Washington, Eighth Annual Message to Congress — 1796

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Seared Music: REO Speedwagon - "Ridin' The Storm Out"

....given today's weather and all, this is pretty much the song of the day....

As Easy As Pie...


.....two thoughts here: (1)with all due respect, I already have an ID card, Mr. President; its' called the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution...and (2)sir, you can take your Chicago-style gun control and shove it up your Chicago-style ass!

Founder's Quote, 24 Feb. 2016

Human Felicity is produced not so much by great Pieces of good Fortune that seldom happen, as by little Advantages that occur every Day. - Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography — 1771

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Caucus Night In Nevada...

For those wondering where I'm at tonight, here's a good place to start: Conversations - 2016 Nevada Caucuses

...open thread, folks...

Founder's Quote, 23 Feb. 2016

In our private pursuits it is a great advantage that every honest employment is deemed honorable. I am myself a nail-maker. - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Jean Nicolas DÈmeunier — 1795

Monday, February 22, 2016

Seared Music: America - "The Border"

....remind me again how much music used to be compared to nowadays....

NC Governor To Charlotte: No LGBT Protections Ordinance Or Else

....normally I could care less about the city state of Charlotte, but there are exceptions and this is one of them....
Gov. Pat McCrory warned two Charlotte City Council members Sunday that if the city approves new legal protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people on Monday, the vote would “most likely cause immediate state legislative intervention.”
McCrory is concerned about a provision in the proposed expanded ordinance that would allow transgender residents to use either a men’s or a women’s bathroom. That part of the ordinance has also caused a furor in Charlotte and led to the ordinance being defeated 6-5 last year. (Charlotte Observer)
A little background here....last year, the Charlotte City Council narrowly defeated an LGBT protections ordinance despite broad support from the community (an ordinance similar, BTW, to the one Houston voters threw out last year). This year, it would appear that there are the votes to pass such an ordinance and as expected, the anti-gay forces out there are focusing on one part of it.....just take a guess which part...
“It is not only the citizens of Charlotte that will be impacted by changing basic restroom and locker room norms but also citizens from across our state and nation who visit and work in Charlotte,” McCrory said in an email to the council’s two Republicans, Ed Driggs and Kenny Smith. “This shift in policy could also create major public safety issues by putting citizens in possible danger from deviant actions by individuals taking improper advantage of a bad policy.”
McCrory, a Republican, continued: “Also, this action of allowing a person with male anatomy, for example, to use a female restroom or locker room will most likely cause immediate State legislative intervention which I would support as governor.” (Charlotte Observer)
....and I would call that above, Governor McCrory, horsepucky. If this isn't pandering to the worse impulses of the anti-gay crowd, what does? Let's hope the city of Charlotte - and good people across the Tarheel state - deliver a big, emphatic "Fuck you" to Governor McCrory and company down in Raleigh....and no, I ain't apologizing for the language either!

Founder's Quote, 22 Feb. 2016

Under all those disadvantages no men ever show more spirit or prudence than ours. In my opinion nothing but virtue has kept our army together through this campaign. - Colonel John Brooks, letter to a friend — 1778

The Three Branches...