Apr 242018
 

The video link I’d posted a few days ago with Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar inciting violence and terrorism got taken down. So I went looking for a replacement video, and in the process found the video below, which seems to be a complete recording of the “discussion” that was excerpted. I say “seems” because I haven’t watched the whole thing. In fact, as I type this the video is currently paused at 15 seconds into a one hour, fifteen minute vid. Why? Because holy crap, that’s why. I try to be a tolerant guy. I recognize that I’m weird in my own way, grating to many, likely very annoying to listen to. But the first *word* spoken in this video set off my cringe-response about as powerfully as it ever has been. Yeesh. I dare y’all to take a look. Let me know how far you get before you go stabbing at that “pause” or “stop” or “turn it off, turn it off!” button.

UPDATE: tried it again, made it abut a minute in. All I can think is that somewhere, Paul Lynde must be looking on, shaking his head and saying “tone it down.”

 

 Posted by at 4:23 pm
Apr 232018
 

Ex-NFL player Jay Feely says photo of daughter, prom date and gun was “joke”

And so of course people are offended and Mr. Feely has been hectored into issuing an apology.

There is a real issue here, though. He’s posed with is pistol. It’s supposed to be a *shotgun.* Jeez, everybody knows this.

 

 Posted by at 10:12 am
Apr 232018
 

So there’s this creepifyin’ news article:

A joyful reunion with birth parents leads to incest, murder

In short: a young lady finally meets her birth father. Then she marries him. And bears him a kid. Who the father/grandfather kills. Then he kills his daughter, her adoptive father and then himself. Yeeesh.

And then there’s the ads.

 Posted by at 2:01 am
Apr 212018
 

Ark Encounter’s Latest Attendance Numbers Are Ken Ham’s Nightmare

Their stated expectation for annual visits works out to an average of 117,000 per month. What they got:

2017:
July: 142,626
August: 106,161
September: 83,330
October: 93,659

November: 51,914
December: 36,472
2018:
January: 13,250
February: 17,961
March: 62,251

That’s neat.

The question is: what is this thing going to be when it’s inevitably sold off? Hopefully the locals will be able to successfully sue Ham & Co. to recoup the money they spent to bring this disaster to town, but if not it’ll be a useful lesson that, let’s face it, will be ignored too many times in the future.

It’s hard to imagine what it could be successfully and profitably turned into. It’s not exactly well situation to be a good hotel, casino, convention center or office building. I wonder if it’ll wind up just going up in flames; it’s not like it’d fully trust that it’s build the best, modern building codes.

 Posted by at 8:57 pm
Apr 212018
 

Fresno State – and it’s donors – must be so proud.

Note: again, free speech. But also note, she is caught advocating violence, directly, bombing houses and hijacking airliners. Perhaps this isn’t enough for the cops to get involved, but it does seem like the sort of thing her employer might be interested in. It’s certainly the sort of thing that anyone thinking of going to Fresno State, or paying for someone to go to Fresno State, should bear in mind. Also: she’s a professor of the English language. Listen to her and judge whether you think that’s really something that she seems to be proficient in.

UPDATE: hmm. Seems the video has been yanked due to a copyright complaint from one Jesse Zook Mann. Without further info, I’d guess that Mann shot at least part of the video that was used, and was annoyed that the clips were used to show what a horrible person Jarrar actually is, using her own words.

Let’s try another one:

And the following certainly seems to be a copy of the original YouTube vid, so I’d expect it to get copyright-struck sooner or later (download now):

She thinks she is owed your stuff and your childrens minds.

Now, the question is: for regular folks, not part of the judicial system, or part of the educational system, not a donor to Fresno State. You know, regular folk with no power but what the Constitution allows. Nothing illegal, or violent, or threatening. Well, we live in the era of the non-stop protest. So… protest, but don’t be like one of those brainless bipedal semi-solidified farts on the left who pop up in the course of a presentation with a bullhorn and deafen everyone in the room. Be smarter than that… and get a Speech Jammer.

 Posted by at 12:30 pm
Apr 192018
 

You know how it’s a popular joke to point to some dumb kid doing something monumentally stupid and then say something along the lines of “ladies and gentlemen, the leaders of the future.” Well, guess what: the leaders of the present aren’t that fargin’ impressive either.

D.C. lawmaker who said Jews control the weather visits Holocaust Museum but leaves early

The photo, taken in 1935, depicts a woman in a dark dress shuffling down a street in Norden, Germany. A large sign hangs from her neck: “I am a German girl and allowed myself to be defiled by a Jew.” She is surrounded by Nazi stormtroopers.

D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) studied the image. “Are they protecting her?”

Lynn Williams, an expert on educational programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and White’s tour guide for the day, stared at the photo.

“No,” she said. “They’re marching her through.”

“Marching through is protecting,” White said.

I… but…

And what’s better: there’s even more stupid on display in that story, and not all of it is the council members. It sounds like he hired out of the shallow end of the pool for his staff, of which he has a surprising number.

 Posted by at 9:52 pm
Apr 182018
 

To really no surprise, Barbara Bush, wife of George HW Bush, mother to Dubya, died yesterday:

Barbara Bush, Wife of 41st President and Mother of 43rd, Dies at 92

Babs was a dignified lady, and she sounds like she was a hoot. She and GHW celebrated their 72 anniversary a few months back… and I would not be in the least bit surprised if he joins her soon.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, let’s meet the face of the modern left wing as they deal with Barbara Bush’s passing: Randa Jararr, professor of English at Fresno State in California:

 

 

 

 

She is a *tenured* professor, which makes it quite difficult for the school to fire her (the whole point of tenure). And *should* the school fire her for her personal views, expressed on her own time and not on school equipment or systems? I believe… no. She should *not* be fired. But then, I don’t believe  that anyone expressing conservative, libertarian, scientific or Republican views should be fired either.

That said: being a publicly funded dickhole in a position to spread venomous propaganda to the generation that thinks that snorting condoms and eating Tide pods is a good idea? Yeah, there should probably be some sort of consequence. Suggestion: any parent sending their Lil Tyke to Fresno State should make sure that they don’t take any classes from Jararr.

Now, something that probably*should* result in in direct action against her and/or her bank account is a tweet should made in response to the flak she was getting. She posted her phone number in case anyone wanted to call her. Interesting, right? Except no.The phone number was actually that of the Arizona State 24-hour crisis hotline. The entirely predictable result was that the hotline was bombarded by people calling to complain to her… potentially clogging up the lines for someone who might have actually needed the service. I don’t know what if any laws that might violate, but it seems likely to be legally problematic.

Did we care about Jararr before this? nope. Doubt much of anyone had actually heard of her. And I’ve little doubt that she’ll be remembered even a few weeks from now, unless she does a masterful job of keeping herself in the news. but she is instructive about the views of many on the left: they was people who disagree with them to die, and they will celebrate those deaths. And the fact that Jararr was largely unremarkable before this is instructive: it’s not like the left was disavowing her *before* this.

 Posted by at 4:32 pm