Fighting the Tide
7 Takeaways from ‘Shattered’, the Book about Hillary Clinton’s Failed Campaign - A summary of seven interesting facts mentioned in the new book that came out about Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. (I'm actually really curious about reading this.) Among the facts listed: 1) Clinton did nearly any polling in battleground states; 2) Clinton apologized to Obama for her failure (apparently he advised her to concede); 3) Clinton kept asking staff "why the white working class voters were not backing her," showing how out of touch she was; 4) Clinton never defined her campaign message, something which has been repeatedly brought up since then, and was a criticism of her in the 2008 campaign; 5) Clinton continued to poorly handle the email scandal, never admitting fault but instead casting blame on others (which, apparently, she still does); 6) Clinton's speeches to Wall Street banks turned her into a model of an "insider" politician; 7) Clinton never changed her leadership structure from the 2008 campaign, which meant she was surrounded by people who cared more about their own careers than getting her into office.
NY Times Reporter Admits Trump More Open to Press Than Obama - A NY Times reporter, while not wanting "to give Trump credit on things," did admit that "he’s doing better than Barack Obama" with having press conferences, making an outreach to individual reporters, even for organizations like the New York Times, which he criticizes. The reporter compared this to Obama: "When Obama had press conferences, he had a single piece of white paper and he had six or seven organizations that he had preselected to call upon, and a lot of them were pretty favorable to him, too." In fact, back in 2014, journalists "criticized the Obama administration for what they characterized as the worst press access they've experiences in decades."
Washington Post Buries Favorable Trump Poll Numbers - New poll numbers from the Washington Post show Trump's disapproval rating is at 53%, compared to Obama's 26% in 2009 and Bill Clinton's 39% in 1993. Shocking, to be sure, and yet there were other factors the Washington Post failed to mention: of the people polled, 46% said they voted for Clinton, and 43% for Trump; if the election were held today, 43% said they would vote for Trump, with 40% voting for Clinton. In other words, the idea of a Clinton presidency still isn't that appealing to many people (if not even less appealing).
Student Tory groups swell in backlash at Left-wing activists - Membership at conservative groups in British universities are swelling in numbers. For example, the Cambridge University Conservative Association has grown by more than 40%, and new members at Brunel University's student Conservative society have grown by 400%. Students say the growth in new members is "in response to what they say are attacks on free speech by left-wing student groups." I say more power to them.
The Target boycott cost more than anyone expected — and the CEO was blindsided - After Target announced they were going to permit anyone to enter whatever bathroom of the gender they identified with, people declared they were going to boycott the chain. As it so happened, sales "fell nearly 6% in the three quarters after the post compared with the same period last year," and "same-store sales have dropped every quarter since." Contrast this with the supposed boycott of Chick-Fil-A by leftists, which only saw Chick-Fil-A's sales increase 14% that year.
False Flag: Israeli-American Teen Hacker Topples US Anti-Semitic Narrative - Remember, after the Trump election, how there was a string of antisemitic threats across America, if not the world? 100 bomb threats in America, and 2000 worldwide, in fact. Turns out it was all sourced to one Israeli-American teen who wanted "to sow widespread discord and panic by continuously causing emergency teams to respond to the false threats, as well as by causing evacuations, searches and other disruptions." As Sputnik reports, this arrest has "almost singlehandedly" destroyed the narrative "that anti-Semitism was on the rise across the world, and in the US particularly."
Consultant Gives France’s Marine Le Pen 40% Chance of Victory, The Economist gives 1% Chance - With the second round of presidential elections coming up on May 7, some people are already casting doubts on Le Pen's chance to win. The Economist has predicted 1%, while Eurasia Group has contended she has closer to 40%. While we shouldn't count our chicks before they hatch, let's not forget CNN was touting that analysts gave Donald Trump only 1% chance to win.
Juncker trusts EU could survive ‘President Le Pen’ - Amidst Brexit, continued opposition from Hungary and Poland, and growing anti-EU sentiments in Italy, a lot of people are questioning whether or not the EU will last much longer. Add to this a possible Marine Le Pen presidential victory in France, and the pot boils a bit more. Well, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker thinks the EU will survive a Le Pen presidency, and hence says there is no need for a contingency plan. On the other hand French Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has said Le Pen winning and making France leave the EU "would deal a fatal blow to the European project." We can only hope.
EU Chief in Talks With Ignatieff Over Hungary Crackdown on Soros University - EU comes out in defense of George Soros over a law Viktor Orban passed to combat Soros' Hungarian university. No one's surprised.
State Dept sued over funding Soros operations in FYROM - Judicial Watch is attempting to obtain documents from the State Department and USAID, which they believe were working closely with George Soros to push for a regime change in Macedonia. According to the article: "Between February 2012 and August 2016, the US government handed over $4,819,125 to the Soros-run Open Society Foundation – Macedonia (FOSM) and four local affiliates, through a USAID program called the Civil Society Project." In other words, American tax dollars were being used to help fund George Soros' agenda. Lovely, no?
North Korea warns China of ‘CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES’ if it continues economic sanctions - North Korea, through a media statement, attacked their longtime ally China for "failing to criticize actions taken by Donald Trump’s administration" and taking "punitive measures against Pyongyang." It likewise attacked the idea that North Korea could survive without China. Yeah, okay, have fun with that, guys.
Israeli Warplanes Launch Missile Attack on Syrian Army in Quneitra - Source - Israel launched air strikes against Syrian positions near the Golan Heights, reportedly while "the Syrian army was repelling terrorists' attack in Quneitra." The IDF claimed this attack was because "a projectile was launched from the Syrian territory and fell on the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, causing no injuries." Here's hoping the situation doesn't get any worse than that.
Saudi Arabia elected to UN women's rights commission - Yup, Saudi Arabia has been elected to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The decision came from "a secret vote during the U.N.'s Economic and Social Council." Now a country which bans women from driving, going out alone, and showing their faces keeps an eye on how gender equality is doing around the world.
‘There Is No Life Without Jihad And No Jihad Without Hijrah’: The Jihadist Mobilization Of Women In Spain, 2014-16 – Analysis - Interesting article on a topic that probably isn't covered enough. I think it's a worthy reading.
Forced 14-year-old to sex-rape for rape because he has "suspected ADHD" and can not "interpret" a no - A man from Iraq raped a 14-year old Swedish girl in his apartment, while she screamed "no" several times during the torturous ordeal. That sentence alone should send your blood boiling and make you realized the man deserved the harshest sentence possible by law. Sadly, a Swedish court didn't think along those same lines. The judge gave the Iraqi a reduced sentence on account that his supposed ADHD means he has "difficulties in interpreting and interacting with other people as well as recognizing the standards he is expected to live up to." In other words, his ADHD meant that he didn't realize, as he threatened, subdued, and raped a girl who was crying and screaming "no" over and over again, that she didn't really want it. I'm not aware of anyone with ADHD who is so mentally handicapped that they can't understand the girl crying and screaming "no" isn't enjoying what they're doing to her. But hey, is this any worse than the guy that said he raped a teenager and didn't realize how young the guy was?
5 terrorist suspects arrested in Brussels after arms, ammo & drugs seized in police raids - Belgian police have swooped into a majority Muslim suburb of Brussels, making several arrests. This is the same suburb, mind you, where the mastermind of of the 2015 Paris attacks and one of the suspects lived. Remember too that in last March, Brussels suffered a terrorist attack as well. Ain't open borders grand? Oh and you don't have to feel bad about all this - French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has said that terrorist attacks will be "part of our daily lives for years to come."
Second Detroit Doctor Busted in Female Genital Mutilation Ring - In many countries, female genital mutilation is a common thing. The article cites a UNICEF estimate that "98% of Somali girls and 87% of Egyptians have endured the procedure." Now, three suspects, including two doctors, have been arrested in the first prosecution of female genital mutilation in the United States.
Idaho: Refugee Boys Admit To Sexually Assaulting Five-Year-Old - Earlier this month, three refugees (aged 14, 10, and seven-years old) from Eritrea and Iraq plead guilty to sexually abusing a five-year old girl in Twin Falls, Idaho. Perhaps even more disturbing is what is read in another article: that the local refugee center will "create a program that would give some more education to the kids" so they "understand that type of behavior isn't acceptable." If the kids are that messed up they need to be told sexual abuse isn't acceptable, maybe we shouldn't be just letting them in.
CNN, LA Times Glance Over Black Bloc Agitators’ Role in Violence, Disrupting Pro-Trump Rally - CNN and the LA Times covered the violence at Berkeley, committed between Trump supporters and the Black Bloc anarchists, but left out little details in their individual reporting. The LA Times failed to mention this was the same Black Bloc which disrupted a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley, "destroying ATMs in the process and causing at least six figures in damages." CNN didn't mention that it was Black Bloc at all, either here or in previous moments of violence.
How Young Muslims Define 'Halal Dating' For Themselves - When Mike Pence wants to stay faithful to his wife, it's misogynistic and rape culture. When Muslims do it, it's simply adjusting societal expectations with Muslim moral sensibilities.
Today’s Posh Victorian Fainting Couches Are Reserved For College Students - Drawing on a Victorian belief that the wealthy and well-to-do should lock themselves away and relax for hours on end, writer Chris Bray compares this with today's SJW movement at college campuses. Most of the organizers, leaders, and celebrities in these movements, he points out, are from well-to-do families. Furthermore, the desire for safe spaces and to be separated from any and all things that emotionally upset them, only serves to create greater insanity and emotional instability in the students.
Students who avoid making eye contact could be guilty of racism, Oxford University says - Add another notch to the list of "I swear this isn't from The Onion" news stories. Oxford's Equality and Diversity Unit has said that "not speaking directly to people" can now be considered a "racial microaggression" that can cause a person to develop a "mental ill-health." If you want to know how insane Oxford is getting, keep in mind that last year law students were told they could skip lectures about violent cases if they found the content too "distressing." Seriously, this is the next generation of students we're developing.
Clemson set to roll out mandatory diversity course this fall - Hey, Clemson students! Want to know where your tuition money is going? Well, after spending $25,000 on diversity education for their administration and faculty, they're now funding a mandatory diversity course for new students. It's zero credit, and based on a pass/fail grading. Don't worry if you "forget" to sign up for it - the college will automatically sign you up for it at the beginning of the term. The college has also spent $116,000 on "inclusion-related programming across the campus," and pays their chief diversity officer nearly $186,000 a year. Why is college so expensive, again?
UC-Davis student gov votes against American flag - The Student Senate at UC-Davis have decided that it will "not be compulsory for the flag of the United State of America to be displayed at ASUCD Senate meetings," the reason given being "the concept of United States of America and patriotism is different for every individual."
Pro-transgender George Washington U. students threaten, attack pro-family group - Volunteers from the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property showed up at George Washington University to protest the spreading of the transgender agenda. Students were less than friendly. One said: "I got you a dollar if you spit on one of them." Another said: "If I wouldn’t get caught, I’d kill them all." Some of the volunteers got into a dialogue with student protesters: when one leftist said gender was dependent on how you felt, and a volunteer asked if it was okay to say you were a tree, the leftist said: "Sure! How does you being a tree hurt anyone?" These people are college students, I might remind you. Eventually some of the leftists spat on the people and physically attacked them. Two of the volunteers, who identified themselves as Mexicans, were called race traitors. And people wonder why conservatives are starting to get violent themselves.
Colleges Try to Get Rid of Inconvenient Professors - Are you triggered by a college class? Complain to the college, and they'll try to get rid of the professors for you. No, I'm not kidding, that's happening. For example, one professor was teaching a class entitled Men in Literature. A student complained because "the course content, focused only on men, bothered her." The professor received harassment from other school officials, including petty directives and a sabbatical request denied, for no other reason implied other than his class was triggering people.
Harvard tells students gender can 'change from day to day' - Remember when higher academia was all about the smarts? Not anymore. Harvard's BGLTQ Student Life office (BGLTQ... the heck?!) has released a school-sponsored guide aimed at fighting transphobia. It tells students that "sex assigned at birth and gender identity are not necessarily the same," and adds that "gender expression, identity, and self-understanding can change from day to day." Yes, today I'm Bill, but tomorrow I'm Jill. This sounds both completely rational and not something that could lead to insane chaos.
“Queer Communism” For Kids - A new book is out detailing the progressive nature of the Russian Revolution. It may not surprise anyone that it was heavily egalitarian, sought the destruction of the family, and pushed for normalizing things like homosexuality and transvestism.
Students demand Pomona rescind offer to prof because she's white - Alice Goffman has been hired as a sociology professor at Pomona College. Letters of complaint have been filed to the Sociology Department, demanding they rescind the decision. Why? Because Goffman is pure evil? Because Goffman has caused scandals at other universities? Because Goffman is terribly unqualified? Nope, because Goffman is white, and hiring her fails to address "the lack of professors of color on campus." They also claimed: "The hiring of Alice Goffman has already, and will continue to discourage students of color, and especially women of color, from entering the Sociology Department and academia for years to come." I feel really bad for Goffman. I hope she's doing okay right now.
Colleges Are Rejecting Our Common Humanity and the Science That Reveals It - This article is written from a very universalist, egalitarian mindset of "Why can't we all just get along?" and "Everybody's the same," but it likewise points out that the SJW nature of most colleges is contradicting the original notion that we can all be the same. Rather, it's fanning the flames of racial and social tension by highlighting - if not advancing - those divisions. As the author writes: "It is often the most dogmatic leftist faculty and administrators who aggressively promote the identity politics that ironically increase conflict between members of different groups"
Anti-racism protesters segregated themselves by race - Heather MacDonald was forced to cut short a scheduled speech at Claremont McKenna College when protesters descended upon the event. The protest was organized by a group called "ShutDown Anti-BlackFascists." As was discovered on the group's Facebook page, the protesters actually segregated themselves. The group wrote: "For white accomplices: Please keep in mind that your role at this protest, aside from acting in solidarity with POC students at the 5Cs, particularly Black students, is to serve as a buffer between students of color and the police. [...] If the police come, it is imperative that you stay at the protest with fellow accomplices and engage with cops should it come to that." Protesters were also told not to speak to the press.
Professor says she felt raped by white male student's paper touting men's rights - A female professor, while grading a paper written by a male student, said that she found the paper was "citing questionable and unreliable men's rights sources," which he used to say "feminism is pointless" and "women complain too much about gender inequality." Not only that, but the professor said she felt raped while reading it. I'm not kidding. She literally wrote: "As I went over his paper, I realized that I was reading a paper that sounded word for word like something the man who raped me would say. And not only did this sound like something my rapist would say, this student fit the same demographic profile as him: white, college male, between the ages of 18 and 22. [...] Their words were so frighteningly similar that the rational-instructor side of my brain could not overpower the trauma-survivor side." She admitted that she eventually became so overcome with emotion that screamed "Zero! You get a f---ing zero!" at her computer screen.
Chris Pratt Bullied Into Apology After Advocating For 'Voice Of Blue Collar America' In Movies - In an interview for Men's Fitness, actor Chris Pratt remarked: "The voice of the average, blue-collar American isn't necessarily represented in Hollywood." He suggested that more films be made that centered around this. He promptly received harsh backlash from such great outlets of journalism as BuzzFeed, Marie Claire, Huffington Post, and People Magazine. Soon Chris Pratt came out on Twitter and said: "That was actually a pretty stupid thing to say. I'll own that. There's a ton of movies about blue collar America." That there are movies about blue collar America out there, sure. That diversity is getting pushed more and more to the forefront to the point of ignoring blue collar America, or even demonizing it? That's another matter.
War on Children
Liberal Indoctrination Camps Start at Kindergarten - An after-school project has begun in West Philly which seeks to teach "media literacy." The goal is to teach kids to spot "fake news" - meaning, of course, actual news the mainstream media would prefer you not notice. The article also talks about desires by people to begin regulating the internet, since that's where "fake news" seems to be growing.
Democratic Party Draws A Line In The Sand On Abortion Rights - The new DNC Chairman Tom Perez has come out and plainly stated: "Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health. [...] That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state." You heard the man. Want to be a Democrat? You need to support the murder of unborn children. Are there Democrats who oppose abortion? Sure, like Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey, and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. However, despite Tom Perez's strong words, not all Democrats, such as Democratic strategist Lis Smith, support this move - not because killing children is bad, mind you! Rather, there's a concern it would alienate voters and make the Democrats a "coastal party" rather than a national one.
Rachel Maddow Show Blames Venezuela Unrest on ‘Trump Donations’ - While Venezuelans protest and riot over the failed socialist policies of her government, Maddow and MSNBC tried to point the attention elsewhere. Namely, they tried to claim that Venezuelans were mad that the oil company Citgo had given $500,000 to Donald Trump's inauguration. I'm not making that up. A chyron even read: "Unrest in Venezuela Over Trump Donations." By the way, Maddow and company made no mention of those socialist policies mentioned before. Everything is literally Trump's fault, eh?
True ‘Harry Potter’ Fans Will Never, Ever Drink Unicorn Frappuccinos - An article at Huffington Post discuses the new Unicorn Frappuccino available at Starbucks. As the author writes: "The idea of drinking the essence of a unicorn is unsettling to 'Harry Potter' fans, who are quick to point out that in the beloved series by J.K. Rowling the drinking of unicorn’s blood isn’t exactly a great thing." Harry Potter fans have gone out on social media warning people about having a "cursed life." Most grown adults who are able to discern reality from fiction don't give a darn.
Millennial women are 'worried,' 'ashamed' of out-earning boyfriends and husbands - You know how people go on and on about the gender pay gap? Well, turns a study in 2015 found out 38% of wives earn more than their husbands. Yeah, in other words, it's a load of hogwash. (Not that it was every valid to begin with, mind you.) What's more, there's a growing sentiment among millennial women where they feel "concerned, or even ashamed, about the repercussions of their success," based on the idea that "men should be earning more so that they can provide for their families."
‘I Won’t Devote My Life to A**holes’: French Mayor Vows to Quit After Le Pen Win - Daniel Delomez, socialist mayor of the French town of Annezin, blew a gasket when 38% of his constituency voted for Marine Le Pen in the first round of the presidential election, making her the top pick. He openly stated: "It's likely that I will resign because I don’t want to devote my life to a--holes." Just gives further evidence that people only like democracy when it goes their way.
- People can see through the MSM's attempts to make Chelsea the next hip thing. Click!
- Speaking of which, I'm losing count of how many times Chelsea hasn't done well on social media. Click!
- Oh you know, just some guys walking around a western city, carrying the ISIS flag, nothing new... Click!
- Bernie Sanders should really stop talking about the rich. Click!
- You'll never look at Soviet heraldry the same way again. Click!
- Someone is actually triggered by the tears of joy emoji. Click!
- The FBI and child pornography - two things I never thought I'd see going together. Click!
- Remember when Bill Nye said gender was decided by chromosomes? He doesn't. Click!
- Scientists of the past look upon Bill Nye with shame. Click!
- Laura Ingraham is sharing dank memes. Click!
- Movie Bob runs away screaming from the ACLU. Click!
- American elections in a nutshell. Click!
- Huge if true. Click!
- Human depravity on display. Click!
- A leftist has (sadly) fallen victim to her own insane worldview. Click!
And Super Mutant of the Week goes to... Bill Nye!
WATCH: Bill Nye DESTROYS What's Left Of His Credibility - On his Netflix special Bill Nye Saves The World, Bill Nye had a segment where Rachel Bloom (of the failed Crazy Ex-Girlfriend show) came out and did a vomit-inducing musical number. Among the very "scientific" things she promoted included the notion that promiscuous sex and degenerate lifestyles are part of evolution ("Versatile love may have some butt stuff / It's evolution, ain't nothing new"), as well as the idea that self-identifying as something contrary to your biology is perfectly normal ("Drag queen, drag king, just do what feels right / You're tall pansexual, flirty wood sprite"). (It probably won't surprise you that Rachel Bloomer has real life daddy issues.) Even more embarrassing is that Bill Nye is off to the side jamming to this stuff. I'm not sure what's more depressing: seeing an elderly man trying to be hip and relevant with the kids, or seeing a man who became famous for hosting a kids show dancing to the lyrics "Sex how you want it, it's your g-- d--- right." (Yes, I'm well aware most of the people who watched his show and would know who he is are now all adults, but you never saw Mister Rogers sellout like this, even after being on the air for decades.) Apparently not too many people are fond of this either; someone uploaded the video to YouTube, and (at the time of this writing), at 548,000+ views, it has only 600+ thumbs up versus a whopping 39,000+ thumbs down. More importantly, this simply highlights the fact that Bill Nye is not an actual "science guy," but rather is abusing his status as nostalgia celebrity to pander towards leftist, progressive causes under the disguise of science. Remember, this is the same guy who said race is a social construct, terrorism was caused by global warming, and babies being lost naturally means it's okay to murder them. (And on this very same show, he suggested that we should punish people in developed countries for having a lot of kids, cuz muh global warming.) He also recently took part in the March for Science, an event which was more concerned about pandering to SJW ideology and bashing Trump than promoting actual science.
And Ghoul of the Week goes to... Chris Cali!
Huffington Post Blogger Declares Trump Supporters Deserve to Die - Chris Cali, a contributor to the Huffington Post, came out with a post entitled: "Trump Supporters Deserve to Die More Than I Do." Naturally, the title alone is inflammatory, and Huffington Post bawl-leeted shortly after. (You can still find archive versions of it, however.) Making reference to the massive bomb recently dropped on ISIS in Afghanistan, Cali said the real target should be working class Trump voters: "They want you to know how much they hate immigrants and Blacks and Jews and gays and women and trans people in public bathrooms. [...] So sorry not sorry, but the ones who actually deserve to have a nuke dropped on them first are the ones who voted to get us all into this mess." Gee, one wonders why the right is starting to get so violent towards leftists?