Saturday, May 28, 2016

Weaponized Intertextuality

Because in the fin de siecle, we are too decadent too create or imagine.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Well, honestly, I'm surprised.

The woman attorney I'm working with said something similar to this vis a vis why Hillary probably isn't going to be seeing a lot of women support.

//A start to a solution would be to stop blaming only men for all the internet attacks and to realize that letting women off scot-free without consequences for their behavior has led them to abuse others, both men and women, without even thinking about it. People engage in piss poor behavior because they are allowed to get away with it. I don't think anyone has the right, particularly the government, to come in and "reclaim the internet" (whatever that means) by regulating it.

However, if the government wants to educate people, it should start by telling the truth and that is that women are as likely as men, or maybe even more likely, to harass and abuse people on the internet. Women tend to be covert and to use their verbal skills to hurt others. The internet makes a good cover for their aggressive tendencies. Why does this surprise anyone?//

Brave New America.

Democrat says "Shut up, Bigot."

Media applauds Democrat.

Socialism is all about "look at that squirrel."

Bernie Sanders refuses to discuss the obvious failures of Socialism.

"LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure that you know about this topic: various leftist governments, especially the populists, are in serious trouble in Latin America. The socialist model in Venezuela has the country near collapse. Argentina, also Brazil, how do you explain that failure?

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: You are asking me questions…

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure you’re interested in that.

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: I am very interested, but right now I’m running for President of the United States.

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: So you don’t have an opinion about the crisis in Venezuela?

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: Of course I have an opinion, but as I said, I’m focused on my campaign."

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Gosh-wow! Science.

//Most creatures in Movile Cave are believed to have arrived over five million years ago when limestone sealed the entrance. Most insects have since adapted to the complete darkness by losing their eyes and pigmentation. Many have also developed longer legs and antennae to feel around in the dark. There are unique species of spiders, waterscorpions (above), centipedes, pseudoscorpions (top), leeches (below), and more.

The ecosystem relies entirely upon chemosynthetic bacteria that extract carbon from the air without the aid of light. The most numerous bacteria use carbon dioxide, and others get their carbon from methane. The bacterial film on the water and walls is where all the nutrients enter this ecosystem, and it’s the only known example of such a system. Small animals eat the slime, and larger animals eat them.//

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Unlike other religions, the Catholic Church built Western Civilization, promoted companionate marital fidelity, made charity normative, built universities and hospitals....

...and doesn't issue fatwas.

Tax-Funded Art Museum in Virginia to Exhibit Painting Mocking Catholic Mass

A non-profit art museum in Virginia Beach that receives federal, state and local taxpayer funding is opening a new exhibit this weekend that includes a controversial painting by Los Angeles artist Mark Rydenmocking the Catholic Mass.
The painting, entitled “Rosie’s Tea Party” (which can be seen here on the museum's website), features the image of a little girl in a white dress with a crucifix around her neck slicing a ham labeled “Corpus Christi” – the Latin term for “Body of Christ.” The painting also depicts a rabbit pouring blood out of a tea pot into a tea cup with the Latin words “Sanguis Christi” (“Blood of Christ”) written on the saucer.
 “The offensive nature of this painting is clear on several levels,” said Michael Hichborn, president of the Lepanto Institute, a group “dedicated to the defense of the Catholic Church”.
“It mocks the Sacrament of Holy Communion, it mocks the Catholic belief in transubstantiation, and in fact, it mocks the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,” he said, calling the painting “outright blasphemy”.
The painting is part of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA)Turn the Page: The First 10 Years of Hi-Fructose exhibit honoring the San-Francisco-based arts magazine, which opens on Sunday and runs through December. It will feature “51 of some of the foremost contemporary artists of this decade,” according to a MOCA press release.
But Ben Loyola, a commissioner on the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, which provides local taxpayer funding to MOCA, said that the painting was “anti-Catholic” and asked: “Is this the sort of thing we want to be subsidizing?”
“This is very anti-Christian and anti-Catholic. I was shocked to see this,” Loyolatold WAVY-Channel 10 after previewing the exhibit. “Look at this, she’s got a saw in her hand cutting off a piece of ham with the words on the ham ‘Corpus Christi.’ That is Latin for body of Christ, and the hand is dropping down and eaten by rats.”
Peak Crazy.

I just heard Kirsten Powers tell Bill O'Reilly that the North Carolina Register's statement that little girls, their parents and society needs to get over its "hang-up" about girls being exposed to male genitalia. She generously allowed that "during this transitional time," transgenders could be required to show alone.

So, let's explore the reasoning by asking "Why can't Trans shower with boys?" They all have the same parts, after all, and there is no hangup about boys being exposed to male genitalia. And it can't be that normal boys would have any sexual interest in boys who think they might be girls. And if it is the latter, we assume that boys who think they are girls can muster enough good behavior to act with decorum.

So, what's the problem?

I think the problem has something to do with "body identification." Boys who think they are girls are shocked(?)...disturbed(?)....befuddled(?) being classed with boys who know they are boys, apparently. So, in the interest of gender coherence, they are to be allowed to shower with the people of the body parts they don't have.

But what about those people with girl parts? Don't they have gender identification issues that are at least as significant? What does it tell them when they are required to shower with a penis-enabled American?

So, in Kirsten's world, gender and gender identification is fluid and body parts don't matter....for normal people. For confused people, they are controlling.

How does this make any sense.

Also, noticeably absent from the discussion was any sense of parental consent. We are in a transitional period, but sometime....soon?...things are going to be the way that elites like Kirsten decree and the little people are going to have to get in line.

If only Protestant pastors could marry....

This article evidences the point that the singling out of particular people and professions makes the crime seem to be associated with that profession. The original headline I read mentioned only the 2 pastors; this one mentions only one occupation.

How many of these people were public schoolteachers? Government employees? Police officers?

Don't know, but people will walk away from this article thinking" "Gosh, those filthy pastors."

Rust never sleeps; the Left never stops distorting. I cannot count the number of times that I've gone to the sources to find some truism of the Accepted Narrative is completely unhinged from What Actually Happened.

There were Communists and Communist spies in the American government and non-governmental organizations.

Communists killed millions.

We know this from Communist sources. This pithy quote sums up my conclusion:

"I guess I can start out by observing that progressive scholarship really isn't scholarship in the traditional sense of the word, by which I mean the production and subsequent increase of human knowledge and, indirectly, the distribution of its benefits. Instead, progressive scholarship is simply progressives fleshing out and expanding upon the various bullshit narratives they've invented."

Sunday, May 22, 2016

If only Hollywood directors could marry.

Waiting for the LA press to investigate...

Let's be honest, the reason the Catholic Church gets trashed is that it is Banquo's Ghost at the Feast - it reminds the people who make movies of their crimes.

The nice thing about having a Democrat in the White House is that there is never any bad news.

Why would we be surprised that this is what happens when "results-oriented Social Justice Warriors" take over?

//U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen denounced their conduct as "unseemly and unprofessional." Their lies, the judge noted, conned the 26 plaintiff states that were suing to stop the executive action, into "foregoing a request for a temporary restraining order."

Judge Hanen witheringly noted that he did not have the power to disbar the lowlife lawyers, and it is an astounding rebuke that he would mention that possibility. But he did "revoke the pro hac vice status of out-of-state lawyers who act unethically in court," meaning that the attorneys in question will no longer have privileges to practice law before courts in the state of Texas.

He is requiring all DOJ attorneys working in the 26 states participating in the case to take three hours of ethics training each year — presumably to remind them both of what's right and of their colleagues' disgraceful behavior.

It is rare for a federal judge to lay into government attorneys this way. Or, rather, it was before President Obama took office. Now it is a lot more common.

Only a month ago, an appellate court judge in the Sixth Circuit similarly excoriated Justice Department attorneys for unethically dragging out the discovery process in another lawsuit, in which they were defending the Internal Revenue Service. In that case, the judge criticized the lawyers' "studied obstruction," and repeated use of transparently bogus arguments to drag their feet in the lower courts.

Judge Raymond Ketheledge wrote pointedly that "lawyers in the Department of Justice have a long and storied tradition of defending the nation's interests and enforcing its laws ... in a manner worthy of the Department's name. The conduct of the IRS's attorneys in the district court falls outside that tradition."//

Friday, May 20, 2016

Civilization 3.0...

A leading North Carolina newspaper issued an editorial last week telling girls to attempt “overcoming discomfort” at the sight of “male genitalia,” should transgender bathroom laws be enacted.
In a defense of President Obama’s order compelling schools to allow access to restrooms on the basis of gender identity, the Charlotte Observer editorial board compared the discomfort of school-aged girls seeing male genitalia in locker rooms to the discomfort of white people being around black people in post-segregation America.
“This is what the Obama administration nudged the rest of the country toward Friday,” the editorial said. “Yes, the thought of male genitalia in girls’ locker rooms — and vice versa — might be distressing to some. But the battle for equality has always been in part about overcoming discomfort — with blacks sharing facilities, with gays sharing marriage — then realizing it was not nearly so awful as some people imagined.”
While admitting that exposure to male genitalia is a possible outcome of transgender bathroom laws, the editorial said the notion that such laws constitute a threat to the privacy and safety of women and children is a “political fiction” pushed by Republicans.

What social engineering? 

For 40 years, unhinged leftists have been attacking conservative speakers on college campuses....

"[Barbara Boxer] also claims that Bernie Sanders supporters were so unhinged that she feared for her life."

You fed them; you own them.

Who links to me?