I’m on an Archie Bunker kick. Maybe I just miss my dad (who sounds almost exactly like Archie). It’s amazing how all the stuff Old Norman Lear imagined his parents generation complaining about, coming out of the mouth of Archie, we are still compliant about today. I guess Meathead’s utopia never really panned out all these years later.
I saw this story on some social media platform and it just made me smile. Apparently a group in Boston has sought permits to put on a “Straight Pride Parade” sometime in August, and of course the reaction from the Skittles community and their friends has been complete outrage.
The big question is Why the outrage? What does a straight event have to do with them? What are they so afraid of huh? That a bunch of straight people may march around downtown Boston with the their kids celebrating normality? Or that maybe some of these straight people may couple up, get married and have straight babies and flood the country with normalcy. OH THE HORROR!!!!!
I pray these organizers can pull this off and I may go up to Boston to attend this parade. The Skittles community has seemed to have failed physics, in that with every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. So if you have gay pride parades, then you will have straight pride parades. It’s just science.
Has anyone heard of Tik Tok? I haven’t either but I’m always on the lookout as to what the kids are into. Apparently it’s a fairly new app that originated from the Muscial.y app. It’s the app that all the teenagers are using. Anyway, Paul Joseph Watson made has an interesting take on the app and after watching some of the videos on it. I agree with him. This app is where kids can be edgy and counter the hyper PC culture. Check out his take and let me know what you think?
Steven Crowder’s show went to a clinic in Denver, Colorado. To expose how easy it is to obtain a late term abortion and the lie that only women in “duress” get late term abortions. Such as, risk to the mother’s life or fetal abnormalities are usually incidents that are put out there as reasons that late term abortions are a necessity. Well, we all know that is a lie, and this video exposes that.
It’s not a graphic video, but I will pray that Patient X changed her mind and decided not to get the abortion. I will ask that you do the same.
Now that we’ve swung into a new controversy surrounding the baby killing, blackface wearing Governor of Virginia. The twitterverse has moved on from the Covington Catholic video, probably hoping that whole thing will end up down the rat hole of everyone’s memory. Well the internet is forever, and there is a thing called Screen shots, so whatever tweet you think you may have deleted are preserved forever for a nice liable suit. Looks like the lawyers for the Nick Sandmann, the Covington student who was unexpectedly made famous a few weeks ago have been sending out letters to some of those elite blue check marks on twitter. Who, for some bizarre reason, wanted to destroy a 16 year old’s life for smiling.
This couldn’t have happened to a better group of people
If you have 45 minutes, please watch this interview with Abby Johnson. She was a former director of Planned Parenthood and is now a Pro-life activist. She is very knowledgeable of the abortion industry, and after this interview you will know why the left is pushing for these bills in these Progressive states and it is NOT to help women!!!!. It is only to line the pockets of the abortion industry which is a big donor to the Democrat party.
I think social media has made us dumber. I just saw a post on Facebook from a vapid, rich, super privilege, and over educated NYC hipster friend, completely crapping on the Covington boys. It is like the evidence exonerating these boys never existed. It’s like the old adage, a lie can make it half way around the world before the truth can put it’s pants on.
This isn’t new for her. This chick falls for every single left wing hysteria. Every one. If the Huffington Post is freaking out about something, so is she. If the NY Times is freaking out about something so is she. This is followed by comments from all these other vapid, rich, super privileged over educated NYC hipsters I know, just agreeing with her. .
But these people aren’t stupid. I’ve known many of them since High School. We used to be able to debate ideas with each other back then. What it is, is that they don’t freaking THINK anymore. With social media, people don’t think, they react. They also don’t realize how lopsided their own positions are. With this Covington incident, and remember to these people these boys are the scum of the Earth and anyone else with a MAGA hat. A friend commented how she was happy that people were scared to wear MAGA hats in NYC. Do you think she realized how fascist that sounds? Probably not, but if I said that people in Kentucky were scared to wear their Hilary shirt, she’d blow a lid.
Social Media is dangerous, because it puts people into two camps. One side thinks and the other reacts, and I’m including Never Trumpers in the react side, this Covington case proves that. How do we put this genie back in the bottle?
New York already has one of the highest abortion rates in the country. Also when you have a baby in New York you can put the gender of the child as X on their birth certificate. So of course NY wants to be the most “progressive” state in the country so they just passed the most progressive, and in my opinion, evil, pieces of legislation.
With the recent law passed, abortions are legal until birth in New York State. I’m sure the abortion activists are going to try to spin, it that it doesn’t actually mean that. But first they defined what a person is in the legislation, that you aren’t a person until you are born, so that mean there are no protection for the unborn at all in NYS. Second they broaden the exception reason for allowing an abortion after 24 weeks. The exceptions could be economic, age, social and emotional. All very subjective reasons.
This is a sad development for Pro-Lifers in New York, but I think the push for this legislation and you will see this push in other progressive Democrat run states, is that see that it is very possible in the near future for Roe to be overturned and they are preparing the way for that.
So, why are the libertarians on “the website that shall not be named” arguing in favor of the tech companies colluding to deplatform Alex Jones? I do believe there is a difference between a baker or other small business refusing service to a customer and a social media platform who advertises to be a public forum. These companies didn’t make the content, all they do is allow the content a platform to present it.
Anyway, I am confused as I thought libertarians would see the difference. Also one who says they are for Freedom of Speech, might actually be a WEE bit concerned to see these social media platforms collude to wipe clean any trace of ideas they believe to be “offensive” meanwhile allowing other content which is arguably worse content to remain. Just saying.
So a $45,000 a year private school has a policy of segregating “students of color” in their homeroom classes. So where is this school you say? Somewhere in the RACIST south, like Mississippi or Alabama? Nope, it’s in New York City. It’s the Little Red School House in the West Village (the school is aptly named by the way) a super posh school where numerous celebrities send their children to learn in a racially divided environment. In their defense, the parents are up in arms regarding the policy as it has only now come to their attention.
The students spend about 30% of their day in the homeroom classes and below is the rational of their policy of racially diving the kids from the school.
An NYC-based educational consultant with a focus on minority students said Little Red School House’s proposal is “the lesser of two evils,” explaining that often when there is a single black or Latin student in a class — especially history and literature classes where discussions can turn political or personal — they can feel isolated and uncomfortable.
“The intention is to make students of color feel that they are a critical mass and have a voice,” the consultant said, adding that a handful of other schools, including Bank Street on the Upper West Side — which has students break into self-identified “affinity groups” four times a year for 45 minute classes — have experimented with similar policies, though to a much lesser degree.
“And if that results in clumping kids and creating some all-white classrooms, it’s a trade-off worth making,” she said.
WOW, Great idea principal. So a student of color has no voice unless in a group. God forbid the kids learn about uncomfortable truths of history without the support of other kids that might have ZERO historical or cultural relation at all. They are teaching these kids racial grievance . These privileged kids who’s parents can afford to pay $45 K a year in NYC are “victims”. Give me a break.
This is the problem with the left and their love of identity politics, instead of focusing on the individual child and their needs regarding their education, they come up with this ridiculous race based policy. You know for $45K a year I would rather they focus on my child’s learning ability and grouping them with kids who can grasp things at the same pace so they can get the most of the teaching time. But that is just me.
I got this blast email from the founders of Airbnb.
The US Supreme Court decided to uphold the travel ban. We are profoundly disappointed by the Court’s decision. The travel ban is a policy that goes against our mission and values — to restrict travel based on a person’s nationality or religion is wrong.
And while this news is a setback, we will continue the fight with organizations that are helping those impacted. Airbnb will be matching donations to the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) up to a total of $150,000 through September 30, 2018 to support their work advocating for systemic change and legal pathways for those affected by the travel ban. If you’d like to join us, you can donate here.
We believe that travel is a transformative and powerful experience and that building bridges between cultures and communities creates a more innovative, collaborative and inspired world. At Airbnb, we are so grateful to our community who will continue to open doors around the world so that together, we can travel forward.
Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk
So, I unsubscribed to their email, deleted the app and will use Homeaway instead. Looks like, I’m not the only one because their Facebook page has many negative comments. Why do businesses do this? It is frustrating that so many businesses are run by morons who can’t do a simple google search. They don’t do any research to find out that the Supreme Court did NOT uphold a Muslim ban, North Korea and Venezuela are not exactly hotbeds for Jihadism, and the reason for the ban is to protect American citizens from terrorism. WTF. Do these CEO’s really just read an article in the New York Times or watch Morning Joe and just say “Oh let’s just go with what these guys are saying and put out a statement that will piss off half of our customers and show what stupid lemmings we are”. Seriously, it’s amazing so many companies do this.
I hope the YouTube video works, as this is my first Ratburger post. Anyway, Steven Crowder (one of my favorites) was at a convention in Texas somewhere and recognized a woman who earlier that week tweeted out his location during one of his ‘Change my Mind’ segments. The tweet suggested that the van should be firebombed, and actually tweeted out verification in case she was misinterpreted. Lovely girl, I’m sure.
Anyway, so he decided to confront her about her threatening tweet. Well, lets just say the interaction wasn’t very productive BUT in my opinion it was enlightening. If you watch the video you see that she is not alone she is with her lefty cronies and they all swarm around Crowder and start shouting him down, chanting, calling him a Nazi (big surprise there, like we’ve never heard that before). But these people always have to use this tactic of swarming you with numbers, and yelling nonsensical slogans and chants. It’s like a cult. It’s never just a one on one conversation. Steven Crowder was not yelling, or threatening this women he was merely confronting her and calling her out on her own evil behavior. She also says “a van is not a person” which he rightfully tells her that there could be people IN THE VAN. But does this this chick not understand Physics that if you blow up a van on a busy street, even if there isn’t anyone in the van at the time there could be innocent bystanders near the van who could be hurt or killed by the blast, by shrapnel, the van itself. But the behavior is bizarre, they don’t think, they just react. I can’t relate at all, I couldn’t imagine engaging in this kind of behavior and it is all too prevalent now.