Mom of the Year


I don’t know who she is but we need more moms like her.

Watching news coverage of the Baltimore riots last night was surreal. The video was compelling but the commentary was inane. Shep Smith called the rioters “children” and asked if the police had done something to provoke them. Wolf Blitzer sounded amazed that there was racial rioting in a “major American city”.

The interviews were even worse. The mayor of Baltimore denied she said what she clearly said. The usual suspects fought for air time to say the same mealy mouthed talking points. I couldn’t take anymore and switched over to Seinfeld reruns on TBS.

It should be pointed out that Baltimore has a liberal Democratic black woman as mayor. The police chief is black, as is about half the police force and the city council. The city has been under Democrat control for over 100 years. Nancy Pelosi’s father was mayor and she was born and raised in the local Baltimore Democrat machine.

Yet somehow this is the Republican Party’s fault. (I blame Sarah Palin.)

What we are seeing on the news from Baltimore is the failure of the Democratic Blue Model of governance and the results of six years of Obama’s racially divisive politics. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.



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Recant, And Beg For Mercy!

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News from Room 101 at the Ministry of Love:

Gay Businessman Who Hosted Cruz Event Apologizes

Ian Reisner, one of the two gay hoteliers facing boycott calls for hosting an event for Senator Ted Cruz, who is adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage, apologized to the gay community for showing “poor judgment.”

Mr. Reisner put the apology on Facebook, where a page calling for a boycott of his properties, the gay-friendly OUT NYC hotel and his Fire Island Pines holdings, had gotten more than 8,200 “likes” by Sunday evening.

“I am shaken to my bones by the emails, texts, postings and phone calls of the past few days. I made a terrible mistake,” wrote Mr. Reisner.


The Gaystapo has helped Mr. Reisner see the error of his ways. Let that be a lesson to others. Do not stray from the righteous path. If you do, recant, and beg for mercy!


“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you.”


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Sunday Open Thread

White House Correspondents Dinner

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While they were busy yukking it up at the WHCD there was rioting in nearby Baltimore. CNN refused to cover the riots. The CNN talking head literally said people could following the riots online.

Meanwhile, the SFGiants beat the Rockies in extra innings.

This is an open thread.


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Bruce Jenner’s Shocking Confession!

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“I’m a Republican and a Christian.”

The mind boggles.

This is an open thread.


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No, I WON’T “Get Over It”

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New Republic:

Sorry, Hillary. Your 2008 PUMA Die-Hards Aren’t That Into You Anymore

To thunderous applause and with a hint of resignation, Hillary Clinton stood on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in 2008 and motioned for the approval of Barack Obama as the party’s nominee by acclamation.

Meanwhile, a few hundred feet from the Pepsi Center in Denver, a small but likewise uproarious group held protest signs. These weren’t Republicans, but Democrats, furious that it was Clinton nominating Obama and not the other way around.

The PUMAs—which, depending on the temperament of the person asked, stood for People United Means Action or, more likely, Party Unity My Ass—were a group of disillusioned, mostly Democratic voters who protested the nomination of then-Senator Barack Obama as the Democratic Party nominee in 2008. In their view, party leadership machinations (remember the “super delegates?”) robbed Clinton of the nomination.

In the weeks between Obama surpassing the delegate threshold and his formal nomination at the convention, these PUMAs appeared dozens of times on cable news to defend Clinton and to promise mischief at the nominating convention and in the general election. Their anger epitomized a wider unrest that has been mostly forgotten as Obama went on to win two general elections: In the days before the convention, only 47 percent of Clinton supporters said they were certain to vote for Obama.

In the years since, it seems, some of the PUMAs—once Hillary loyalists to the core—remain unwed to the idea of supporting Clinton in 2016. Others remain so angry at how the party treated her in 2008 they won’t consider voting for a Democrat in 2016—not even for Clinton.


There is a bunch more, but the author gets a bunch of stuff wrong and leaves some of the most important stuff out, so I’m just gonna skip it. I did, however, want to talk about this comment:

They both got around 18 million votes each. It was a close and hard fought election but Hillary lost. Get over it already. The Democrats won in 2008 and 2012. We have the PPACA, 20 million people now have insurance, the stock market has more than doubled, the unemployment rate has plummeted.

As I said I support Hillary now. Isn’t that what matters now? In fact she will have a greater impact on America than Obama because she will consolidate Democratic gains AND likely replace 3 Supreme Court Justices.

It is all up to her now. Yes, I get you wish she was just finishing her second term but the Clintons (ie Bill) has a potential for unforced errors and scandals, I would rather those happen when the demographics are even greater in Democrats favor instead of a Clinton fatigue burying the Democrats next year. Bill is also likely to be a lot more mellow as he ages.

As most of you remember, things weren’t all peachy keen in the Democratic primary long before they stole our votes and gave them to Barack Obama. The Great Purge at Cheetoville took place in December 2007 and January 2008, when Hillary supporters were driven out of their blogospheric homes by abusive mobs of unhinged Obama supporters. I was a liberal Democrat for over 20 years and regular at Buffoon Juice for two years but suddenly I became persona non grata because I refused to drink the Obama Koolaid.

That is how most PUMA originally blogs got started – as refuges for Hillary supporters. They were Hillary blogs before they became PUMA blogs. We had to monitor and moderate our threads very closely because of Obot trolls harassing us.

But that’s not all. I live in California and I voted for Hillary Clinton in our primary which she won by nearly 10 points. But at the convention she didn’t get a single delegate from California during the roll call. My vote was stolen. Stolen by Democrats.

So no, I WON’T “get over it.”



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I Wish Money Flowed To Me Like That

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This just keeps getting uglier:

Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company

The headline in Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when the newspaper served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.”

The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.

But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one.

At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.

Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.


There is a lot more and I haven’t digested it yet. This isn’t coming from The Wall Street Journal or some other conservative newspaper, it’s the New York Freaking Times.

Meanwhile, Hillary’s Minions are denying all wrongdoing on her behalf. Nothing to see here. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. Move along.


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THIS is Modern Feminism


Seriously:

Oberlin “feminists” accuse Christina Hoff Sommers of supporting rapists

Last week at Georgetown, Christina Hoff Sommers spoke at an event and some students responded with trigger warnings and exclaimed that her mere presence constituted “violence”.

Tonight she is speaking at Oberlin College, a bastion of liberalism in northern Ohio. She is a guest of the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians.

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Sommers does not deny that sexual assault is a problem. But she does contend that a recent study inaccurately and grossly overstates the number of victims, and that there is a danger in using questionable data to combat the problem.

For example, if a married couple has been drinking and then have consensual sex, that is an instance of rape according to the study.

For simply pointing out these flaws in the study, radical feminists have rabidly attacked Sommers and attempted to silence her. According to them, her mere presence at the university to speak constitutes a “rape culture”. All because she contends that statistical reporting of rape should be accurate and use common sense.

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Not surprisingly, many in the audience were quite rude and frequently interrupted Sommers. Many students sat in the audience with duct tape over their mouths, inferring that Sommers’ mere presence was an attempt to silence them. Ironically, by labeling her a “rapist supporter” and interrupting her, they were actually striving to silence her.

For most in the audience, rational discussion of facts is not even welcome.

Example: Sommers discussed the myth of the wage gap and explained that, in general, women choose to follow career paths that pay less than men. More women choose to study arts and humanities, while men are more likely to study engineering and science. Since there is more of a need and demand in the job market for technological expertise, people (men AND women) who go into engineering will earn more than people (men AND women) who major in art history, for example.

When she suggested that women could earn more and close the wage gap by changing their majors to something like engineering, many in the audience jeered loudly and exclaimed “Don’t tell me what to do!!”.


There is more at the link, including pictures of the signs that were posted to protest Ms. Sommers appearance.

My mom was a real feminist. When she started working (back when I was just a baby) it was the Mad Men era, where male bosses called secretaries “Honey” and patted them on the butt. As a single mom she couldn’t get a credit card. Married women couldn’t get credit in their own names. Years later when she divorced my step-dad she kept his last name because all her credit was in her married name.

She still uses that name. Years after my grandpa died I saw my grandma’s name in the paper as “Mrs. George Burdett” because that’s how married women and widows were formally addressed.

My mom was a second-wave feminist. She never burned her bras but she joined NOW and was active in other women’s groups and helped campaign to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. The amendment failed but things changed for the better.

Today’s feminism has lost its way. They call disagreeing with them “hate speech” and “violence.”

My mom no longer calls herself a feminist.


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