Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Revolting Truth About Al Sharpton


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Greg Gutfeld Takes Down Christiane Amanpour

It was bad enough when Reuters announced that they could not distinguish between "terrorists" and "freedom fighters," but not ever Reuters went as far as this psycho.

CNN Confesses that it's Afraid of Terrorism

Remember this when journalists congratulate themselves for their courage.

According to a story by CNNers Brian Stelter and Tom Kludt, Zucker opened an editorial meeting this morning with the following message: “‘Journalistically, every bone says we want to use and should use’ the cartoons, Zucker said. But ‘as managers, protecting and taking care of the safety of our employees around the world is more important right now.’”

What is Both "Free" and Unaffordable?



President Obama’s plan to provide free tuition to community college students has landed with a thud among number crunchers, who argue that overburdened states cannot afford to fund the White House idea. 
As a political strategy, “free tuition” is as appealing a message as Obama could devise heading into his final two years in office. But when pressed on funding the measure, it gets messier for the White House. 
Even if Obama had the backing of Republicans to spend $60 billion in federal funds on the education program — he doesn’t — the White House still would have a money problem. 
States would be on the hook for $20 billion over the next decade to send students to community college, even at a time when statehouses are funding a shrinking share of their higher education programs.

Politico's Big But

When you use the big but, everything written or said before the big but is insincere and irrelevant. Politico contributor defends free speech, but....

There. We’ve said it. Terrorists bad. Charlie Hebdo good. Je suis CharlieNous sommes tous Charlie. 

But are we really? Charlie Hebdo is a weekly paper containing cartoons and reports that is known for being very irreverent and extremely antireligious. It publishes a kind of satire, but what kind? Is it real satire, or is it pseudo-satire? And therein lies an important distinction.

Screw Your Hashtag Solidarity


These men were exceptionally brave. Most of the people expressing solidarity with them are not that brave. I'm not that brave. But when the Canadian Islamic Congress attempted to criminalize my writing, I fought back, and I pushed back, and I got a law changed in the Canadian Parliament, because that's how important I think freedom of speech is. But I wasn't asked to die for it like these guys were. And to be honest, it makes me vomit to see people holding these Princess Dianafied candlelit vigils, and using the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie - I am Charlie -and in effect appropriating these guys' sacrifice for this bogus solidarity. It makes me sick to see all these 'the pen is mightier than the sword' cartoons that have appeared in newspapers all over the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Australia, everywhere, from other cartoonists, again expressing solidarity with these very brave men - but not doing what they did...
These guys are dead because back in 2005, these Danish cartoons were published in an obscure Jutland newspaper, and a bunch of fanatics went bananas and started killing people over them. So a couple of publications on the planet, including mine in Canada, and Charlie Hebdo in Paris, published these cartoons... Le Monde didn't, and the Times of London didn't, and the New York Times didn't, and nobody else did. And as a result, these fellows in Charlie Hebdo became the focus of murderous rage. If we'd all just published them on the front page and said "If you want to kill us, you go to hell, you can't just kill a couple of obscure Danes, you're going to have to kill us all", we wouldn't have this problem. But because nobody did that, these Parisian guys are dead. They're dead. And I've been on enough, I've been on enough events in Europe with less famous cartoonists than these who live under death threats, live under armed guard, have had their family restaurant firebombed - it's happened to a Norwegian comedienne I know - have come home and found their home burned, as a Swedish artist I know happened to. And all these people doing the phony hashtag solidarity, screw your phony hashtag solidarity. Let's have some real solidarity - or if not, at least have the good taste to stay the hell out of it.

Muslims Strap a Bomb onto a Ten Year Old Girl - 20 dead

Muslims wonder why they have such a poor reputation. Maybe this is why?

Explosives strapped to a girl, who was described as young as 10 years old, detonated at a crowded marketplace in Nigeria, killing at least 20 people and injuring 18 others, according to police.  
The police estimate differed with the local hospital's, which counted 51 people with blast injuries.  
The suicide blast happened at the main entrance of the ever-crowded Monday Market, which is the city of Maiduguri's largest market. Around ‎12:40 p.m. on Saturday, the girl was stopped for screening by vigilantes who man the gates of the market, according to witnesses and rescuers. 
Among the 20 deaths included the girl, who detonated the improvised explosive device, said Gideon Jubril, Borno state's police spokesman. 
Although no one has claimed responsibility, Boko Haram militants are the main suspects.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Democrats and the Big Lie

The phony sexual assault epidemic on college campuses, concocted by President Obama, wasn’t the biggest lie of 2014, but it was the most persistent and insidious. The lie was born of the Democrats’ cynical strategy of dividing Americans against one another. The goal of the War on Women was to turn women against men, while painting Democrats as the knights in shining armor who would rescue them. The strategy is yielding caustic results.

You remember Lena Dunham, don’t you? Neither do I. In fact, until she appeared dancing in her underwear in a Democrat campaign advertisement, I had never heard of her. But apparently, she matters enough to somebody that a book publisher concluded that her memoirs deserved a multi-million dollar advance. Although what one could possibly learn from a 28-year old, I can’t imagine. 

But Lena Dunham has a more active imagination than I do. And she’s not afraid to use it to make her life sound more interesting than it actually is. Since the publication of her memoir, “ Not That Kind of Girl,” two tales told within have attracted a great deal of attention. First, she described what is arguably her own sexual exploitation of her younger sister. And secondly, she claimed to have been raped by a prominent Republican while attending Oberlin College – a young man named “Barry.”

As it turns out, while Dunham attended Oberlin, there was a prominent Republican student named Barry, although nothing else in her story checks out. But after allowing a rape accusation to dangle over the real Barry’s head for weeks, and after a lawsuit was threatened, Dunham’s publisher claimed that “Barry” was simply the name given to a “composite” character in Dunham’s life

So, like Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’O and Barack Obama, Dunham felt the need to manufacture dalliances. Except that “The Gawker” discovered an earlier description of this event that provided enough detail of the event to establish that the “offender” was, in fact, a Democrat and the son of a well-known National Public Radio host. And her original version of this story left no doubt that the affair was consensual.

And so, Lena Dunham (whoever that is) wins the Dan Rather Memorial Kozmo for manufacturing facts to fit the narrative.

The Big Lie reached its fullest bloom within The Rolling Stone magazine. That miserable rag published “investigative reporter” Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s shocking tale of a young coed named “Jackie,” who suffered a horrific gang rape as part of a University of Virginia fraternity initiation. The story took off and every liberal believed it. The university’s president announced sanctions against the entire Greek system. 

But something strange happened. We used to call it journalism. 

First, the conservative Daily Caller noticed that there was no effort on the part of Erdely to verify the truth of Jackie’s allegations. Only her story was presented. And how something like that could have occurred without leaving a trace seemed unlikely. 

Then The Washington Post got involved and found numerous inconsistencies. Finally, the Post interviewed the friends whom Jackie went to after the alleged assault and discovered that she told a very different story to them. 

Finally the Post tried to track the boyfriend who allegedly initiated the gang rape and learned that he never existed. The name was made up. The picture that she showed her friend was actually an entirely different person. From all appearances, the whole affair was an attempt to gain the sympathy and affection of another University of Virginia student she had a crush on, but who had declined her advances.

How does something like this happen?

As it turns out, a woman who works in the office of the University of Virginia’s vice president for student affairs, Emily Renda, recommended Jackie to Erdeley. Renda’s other role in life is as one of Obama’s advisors on campus sexual assault. She has visited the White House at least five times and co-authored papers as part of Obama’s White House Task Force To Protect Students From Sexual Assault.

And so the Big Lie came full circle. A woman who helped craft the lie conspired with a Rolling Stone reporter to spread a story meant to bolster the lie. 

And so, we award the Evan Thomas Narrative Kozmo to Emily Renda.  As Newsweek editor Evan Thomas once said of reporting on the Duke lacrosse rape case: “The narrative was right, but the facts were wrong."

Friday, January 09, 2015

Muslims Puzzled Over Why Their Faith is Associated With Bloodshed

Are they fucking nuts?

Islamist extremists behead Western journalists in Syria, massacre thousands of Iraqis, murder 132 Pakistani schoolchildren, kill a Canadian soldier and take hostage cafe patrons in Australia. Now, two gunmen have massacred a dozen people in the office of a Paris newspaper.

The rash of horrific attacks in the name of Islam is spurring an anguished debate among Muslims here in the heart of the Islamic world about why their religion appears cited so often as a cause for violence and bloodshed.

Muslims Murder 2000. Burn Entire Town to the Ground.

The religion of peace

Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested Friday is the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram.

Mike Omeri, the government spokesman on the insurgency, said fighting continued Friday for Baga, a town on the border with Chad where insurgents seized a key military base on Jan. 3 and attacked again on Wednesday.

"Security forces have responded rapidly, and have deployed significant military assets and conducted airstrikes against militant targets," Omeri said in a statement.

District head Baba Abba Hassan said most victims are children, women and elderly people who could not run fast enough when insurgents drove into Baga, firing rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles on town residents.

"The human carnage perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists in Baga was enormous," Muhammad Abba Gava, a spokesman for poorly armed civilians in a defense group that fights Boko Haram, told The Associated Press.

He said the civilian fighters gave up on trying to count all the bodies. "No one could attend to the corpses and even the seriously injured ones who may have died by now," Gava said.

What Andrea Mitchell Worries About

As Muslims slaughter cartoonists, journalists, cops, children and Jews, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell worries that Muslims are "Under Fire."

One day after a brutal terrorist attack in Paris by Islamic radicals, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell spent much of her Thursday show wringing her hands over Muslims in France and Europe being "under fire." Talking to Muslim Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, Mitchell worried: "This is a challenge for France, which has had a lot of negative legal actions and restrictive laws and a large Muslim community....What is the challenge as they approach this manhunt to not begin racial or religious profiling?"

In a follow-up question, she proclaimed: "And there were reports in the French press today that three mosques may have been targeted in some way, three mosques in France....it's really going to be incumbent upon French and world leaders and European leaders, where immigration and the Muslim population has been under fire."

While the Civilized World Takes a Deep Breath

Islam obliterates 16 towns in Nigeria.




They Won. We Lost.

It wasn't even close.

Even if the atrocity in Paris served to imbue the civilized world — Muslim and non-Muslim alike — with a newfound resolve to battle radical Islam (it almost certainly won’t), this still stands as a victory for the bad guys.

In any war, the goal is to put your enemy in a position where he has no good options. The murderous attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo does exactly that.
Consider the response from the Western media with regard to the Mohammed cartoons.

As a conservative, I don’t like gratuitous mockery of religion, any religion. That’s not to say I think all blasphemies are equally offensive. For instance, I think most satire of Christianity is particularly cowardly and lame precisely because Christians are such a safe target. Also, after centuries of tolerance for satire of Christianity, opportunities for cleverness or originality are few and far between.
Mockery of Islam, meanwhile, whether in good taste or not, is dangerous and therefore also courageous even when stupid.

Women Never Lie About Rape


The University of Missouri-St. Louis has determined that a rape reported on campus in December did not happen. 
A student who reported she was raped last month has now changed her story, university spokesman Bob Samples said. 
The university sent a message to students on Thursday informing them of the new development. 
“Following a thorough investigation, which included the reporting party meeting with and informing the police investigator that the incident did not occur, the UMSL Police Department has determined that the incident (in a Dec. 18 warning to students) was unfounded,” the message says.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

All the Offensive Charlie Hedbo Covers in One Place

Fuck Islam!


Monday, January 05, 2015

Obama Adheres to his Leftist Ideology, Facts be Damned

An enduring characteristic of Barack Obama’s presidency has been his determination to implement the ideological agenda with which he arrived in office without regard for conditions in the real world. He imposed timetables for “ending the wars” in Afghanistan and Iraq unlinked to military progress. He insisted on pursuing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, even though the leaders of both sides were manifestly unwilling. He began his second term by seeking a new nuclear arms deal with Vladi­mir Putin, despite abundant evidence that Putin was preparing for confrontation with the West.

His ideology is about to contribute to the collapse of Venezuela

“To remain silent,” wrote López, “is to be complicit in a disaster that doesn’t just impact Venezuela but could have implications across the hemisphere.” Too bad his country wasn’t on Obama’s preconceived agenda.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

2014 - The Year of the Big Lie

Annually, this corner recognizes the most egregious rhetorical insults against the American people. Often these insults are examples of foolishness or arrogance. But this year stood out for it transgressions against the truth.  2014 deserves to go down in history as the Year of the Big Lie. Actually, there were lots of big lies in 2014. Sadly, we have come to expect dishonesty from our politicians. But the year just past stood politician clinging bitterly to chronic lies. 

Barack Obama got the year started when, in an interview with New Yorker magazine, he dismissed Islamic State terrorists as the jayvee team. He was adhering to the narrative created by his propagandists that Islamic terrorism was a thing of the past. He had killed Bin Laden. He could pacify Muslims with sweet talk. 

Now it’s possible that this was not strictly a lie. It could have been ignorance. Barack Obama has since confessed to watching ESPN’s Sportcenter during the time reserved for reading his daily briefings. But what followed was a colossal lie

After the Islamic State conquered much of Iraq, NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Obama, "Was that (the jayvee comment) bad intelligence or your misjudgment?"

"Keep in mind I wasn’t specifically referring to (Islamic State)," Obama replied. "I've said that, regionally, there were a whole series of organizations that were focused primarily locally, weren’t focused on homeland, because I think a lot of us, when we think about terrorism, the model is Osama bin Laden and 9/11."

That was a flagrant lie. How did he think that he would get away with it? Has he never heard of the Google? Anyone who wished to could read the New Yorker transcript online. And even the most cursory examination of the interview transcripts reveals that Obama was speaking specifically about the Islamic State. 

The laziness, dishonesty and arrogance this episode exposed earned Barack Obama the Early Retirement Kozmo. He isn’t even trying anymore.

Long ago, British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli observed that there were three kinds of lies - lies, damned lies and statistics. But Disraeli’s statistical lies referred to accurate data that was used dishonestly, such as our unemployment data. And do it’s not clear where he would have classified intentionally fabricated data.  

Democrats, including the president, have been spent much of the last year pushing the narrative that American college campuses are home to a culture of sexual assault. They have cited statistics that claim that one in five women will suffer a sexual assault before completing a college degree. 

Radical feminists have pulled this before and Democrats have fallen for it before. Feminists once claimed that the “rule of thumb” referred to a law that permitted a man to legally beat his wife with a stick, provided the stick was no thicker than his thumb. They also convinced Democrats and the news media that women were more likely to be beaten after the Super Bowl than any other time of the year. Feminists even convinced the networks to run PSAs asking men not to beat their wives after the game. As it turned out, both stories were lies. 

And it has also been revealed that there exists quite a trove of honest data on college sexual assaults and a few reporters strayed from their ideology and committed flagrant acts of journalism. They quickly discovered that this was all nonsense and that the frequency of sexual assault was closer to 0.27%. In addition, most of these sexual assaults were committed by a few serial predators, who committed an average of six assaults each. 

This means that, far from being the seething cauldron of sexual assault, as Democrats claim, the overwhelming majority of men who compose college communities pose no threat to women. There is no “rape culture."

This caused some illuminating reaction from the left. The two US senators pushing hardest for laws aimed at solving this imaginary crisis are Kristin Gillibrand (D-NY) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO). Kristin Gillibrand quietly removed all references to the one in five statistic from her website. McCaskill angrily replied that that truth doesn’t matter to her.

“Frankly, it is irritating that anybody would be distracted by which statistics are accurate,” McCaskill said.

Accurate data are a distraction? Don’t bother Claire McCaskill with facts. She don’t need no stinking facts. She has a narrative to push. 

And so Claire McCaskill earns the Benjamin Disraeli Memorial All of the Above Lies Kozmo.