No longer just shouting down free speech when it disagrees with their own opinions, anti-Trump liberals have been increasingly violent. We’ve seen punches thrown, shoving, throwing debri, chasing and tackling, homes vandalized, and even death threats for those expressing support for the next President. In an incident 25 July 2016, a man was shot in Cleveland for the offense of expressing support for Trump.
The 60-year-old victim said he thought Trump would make a good president. 45-year-old Darnell Hall said he would not. Hall then left the establishment, retrieved a weapon, returned, and brandished the weapon which discharged and hit the victim in the leg.
This is not a heat-of-the-moment exchange. Said liberal left, retrieved, and returned showing malice of forethought. He is free on a mere $15,000 bond.
Democratic Mayor Bill “No Big Gulp” de Blasio is advancing yet another nanny state fascist reform, this time in a war on salt. New York City is planning to fine chain restaurants that do not warn diners about high salt content dishes after an appeals court lifted a temporary hold on issuing fines while the matter is settled once and for all in yet more litigation.
The mayor applauded the appeals court’s decision to allow further unnecessary onerous regulation on business in his city.
BTW, Medical News Today reports that a study published in The Lancet found that low salt intake may raise the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
Compared with people who had an average sodium intake, the rates of heart attack, stroke, and death were higher among those who had a low sodium intake, regardless of whether participants had high blood pressure.
Interestingly, low salt intake in the study was defined as an intake of less than 3,000 milligrams a day, which is above current recommendations in the United States.
Furthermore, the researchers found that only individuals with high blood pressure appeared to be subject to the risks associated with high salt intake – defined as more than 6,000 milligrams daily.
Meanwhile, New York City is in the process of decriminalizing a slew of disgusting behaviors including drinking alcohol out of bags, public urination, littering, loitering in parks after hours, and violating noise codes. No doubt, the City Council and police will take credit for the drop in crime even as law abiding citizen’s quality of life plummets. Personally, I’ll take Rudy and Bernard’s Broken Windows policing because it works when done correctly.
IBD posits that Democrat attitudes towards Web-based sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb is an opportunity for Republicans who are less anxious to regulate these new business models out of existence:
Last August, self-described socialist Bernie Sanders told Bloomberg that he had “serious problems” with Uber because it was “unregulated.”
The Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, vowed to “crack down” on companies that she says “exploit employees” by labeling them contractors — a thinly veiled dig at Uber and Lyft.
Ultraliberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren, likewise, claims these companies exploit workers, and called them “the next step in a losing effort to build some economic security in a world where all the benefits are floating to the top 10%.”
New York’s leftist Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to hamstring Uber and Lyft by imposing a cap on the number of cars the service could operate. Other Democratic mayors have tried to block Uber’s growth.
The reasons for Democratic opposition varies. In the case of de Blasio, it’s clearly meant to protect the existing taxicab monopoly. In the case of Warren and Clinton, it’s because these Web-based sharing services threaten old-style unionized working relationships.
Whatever the reasons, the opposition from Democratic Party leaders flies in the face of the views of the party’s young members who actually use and are benefiting from the “gig economy.”
One would think that the Libertarian Party will equally benefit.
My new favorite Democrat is Tulsi Gabbard. She was deployed twice to Iraq with the National Guard and is a vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee. And she is vocally critical of Obama’s foreign policy.
Here she is talking with with Bill Maher, with whom I rarely agree. This is an exception:
On CNN this morning she calls the US effort to oust Assad “Illegal” and accuses the CIA of backing terrorists:
Now if the Dems would start putting up candidates like this for president instead of treasonous lying criminals, they’d start getting my vote. But that won’t happen.
Let the circuses continue. I hope I keep getting some bread.
I do not accuse those who “check” me and my perspective of overt racism, although the phrase, which assumes that simply because I belong to a certain ethnic group I should be judged collectively with it, toes that line. But I do condemn them for diminishing everything I have personally accomplished, all the hard work I have done in my life, and for ascribing all the fruit I reap not to the seeds I sow but to some invisible patron saint of white maleness who places it out for me before I even arrive. Furthermore, I condemn them for casting the equal protection clause, indeed the very idea of a meritocracy, as a myth, and for declaring that we are all governed by invisible forces (some would call them “stigmas” or “societal norms”), that our nation runs on racist and sexist conspiracies. Forget “you didn’t build that;” check your privilege and realize that nothing you have accomplished is real.
The above is an extract from an opinion piece in Time penned by the grandson of Jewish immigrants who survived Hitler, a Death March and a Siberian work camp before making their way to America with no money or understanding of English, yet met and built enough of a life together to hand down the work ethic that enabled Tal Fortgang to go to Princeton.
The story is both moving and inspiring. Read as Tal explains, "Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege."
In reaction to widespread demonstration of classic liberal intolerance, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich stepped down after less than two weeks on the job. His crime is a paltry $1,000 donation in support of California’s Proposition 8, for which seven million Californians voted and successfully passed.
Oh yeah, and Eich also made campaign contributions in past years to Republican candidates such as Pat Buchanan.
The response from the larger public has been gratifying as Mozilla set a new company record today for online customer dissatisfaction:
The comments on their feedback page seem uniformly negative at the moment (mine certainly was).
Finally, Firefox meets firestorm: Mozilla clams up.
Liberals. Gotta love their consistency.
Poster shamelessly stolen from Ellysa Maye’s Twitter feed.
Every day I get one email from Human Events detailing one of 365 ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy. I feel compelled to share today’s suggestion:
On Easter day, as you’re driving to church, call out to your slobovian, atheistic, liberal neighbor sitting on his porch:
“Happy Easter! Our Savior liveth! Sorry yours won’t get reelected!”
Now that’s funny.
I usually don’t watch Jon Stewart, but this is absolutely hilarious:
Andy Rooney comes from a time when even unabashed leftist honorably served in times of crisis. Although Andy Rooney was a journalist during the war, he flew on B-17 during bombing missions, not a safe endeavor.
Another leftist Politian, Senator George McGovern, flew a B-24 Liberator in Europe. He made an emergency landing with a damaged plane on a small airstrip that ended with a cliff. He landed safely and saved his crew.
Now we have Al Gore who wrote for the Army’s engineer magazine “Essayons” and made a short trip to Viet Nam where he had a body gurard to keep the boy safe.
At least he was in uniform.
Makes me think there is something to Starship Troopers.