Tag: left wing idiocy

The New Epidemic

Andrew Sullivan is writing weekly for the New Yorker and recently wrote a great piece on the Opioid epidemic:

Those of us who lived through the AIDS epidemic retain one singular memory: The plague that ravaged our lives was largely invisible to others. The epidemic was so concentrated for a while in a gay male subculture — often itself veiled by various closet doors — that straight people without gay family members or friends couldn’t see it. There was blanket media coverage, of course. But in your everyday life, if you were straight, you could live quite easily in the 1990s without coming across someone with AIDS. While gay men were living in a medieval landscape of constant disease and death, many others carried on in safe, medical modernity, that elysian period in human history when most diseases can at least be treated, if not cured.

It occurred to me reading this reported essay by Christopher Caldwell that the opioid epidemic is the new AIDS in this respect. Its toll in one demographic — mostly white, working-class, and rural — vastly outweighs its impact among urbanites. For many of us in the elite, it’s quite possible to live our daily lives and have no connection to this devastation. And yet its ever-increasing scope, as you travel a few hours into rural America, is jaw-dropping: 52,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2015. That’s more deaths than the peak year for AIDS, which was 51,000 in 1995, before it fell in the next two years. The bulk of today’s human toll is related to opioid, heroin, and fentanyl abuse. And unlike AIDS in 1995, there’s no reason to think the worst is now over.

I’ve been somewhat skeptical of the opioid epidemic over the years but the surge in deaths in recent years has been terrifying. I don’t know that there’s a solution. So far, everything the government has done has arguably made things worse. Limiting opioid prescriptions, for example, led addicts to turn to heroin, which is far more dangerous. Forcing companies to add acetaminophen to opioids helped cause liver damage. Some policies are good (trying to stop people from combining opioids and benzodiazepines, making naloxone more available). Ultimately, however, the opioid epidemic is symptom of the disease of rural despair. And I don’t know how we fix that. But the simple fact is that we are having a crisis as real and as deadly as AIDS was.

But what’s missing this time? Attention. As Sullivan notes, AIDS became a cause célèbre in the 80’s and 90’s, with awareness ribbons and marches and increasing funding. And to be fair, many liberals publications like Vox or raising the alarm on this. But it’s not drawing anywhere near the attention that AIDS did or that gun violence is, despite now being deadlier than both. Actually, sometimes, just the opposite. Matt Stoller put together a list of comments from a HuffPo article on the opioid epidemic. And, yeah, it’s internet comments. But to comment on HuffPo, you need to have Facebook profile. So uber-tolerant, loving liberals are happy to leave comments like this under their real names:

Sorry, not sorry. These people are not worthy of any sympathy. They have run around for decades bitching about poor minorities not “working hard enough,” or that their situation is “their own fault.” Well guess what? It’s not so great when it’s you now, is it? Bunch of deplorables, and if they die quicker than the rest of us that just means the country will be better off in the long run.

They have every know advantage in America; culturally, environmentally, educationally, etc. There is absolutely no reason that they should be in such despair. They should pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

Difficult to have any sympathy when My coverage is threatened because ignorant white trash are too stupid to know that the ACA and Evil Obamacare are the same thing. The factories closed down forty years ago. If you didn’t leave Detroit or Erie or Kentucky as I did to stay current you need blame no one but yourself.

If a conservative comments section had these kind of comments about AIDS or inner city violence or anything else, they would be seen as … well, deplorables. And no, I won’t claim that this reflects every liberal out there or is even a big plurality. Most of the Left Wing is just as appalled by this. But, as Stoller notes, this sentiment does exist. And has gotten worse since these “deplorables” helped elect Trump.

I’m about to put up a post on right-wing talk radio and the corrosive effect I believe it has had on the conservative movement. But don’t make the mistake of thinking the Right Wing is alone in this. There is just is plenty of poison on the Left Wing. And they don’t have Fox News and Rush Limbaugh to blame it on.

You couldn’t make shit like this up..

Remember that activist that got all pissed at Trump for saying too many illegal immigrants were criminals, in particular rapists, a while back? No, well, here is a refresher. Guess what just happened to this dude? He just got charged with raping someone and tampering with evidence to conceal he had done that: an illegal alien to boot.

You may not be aware of it, but I am noticing that a ton of the predictions or comments made by people that were then excoriated by the left and their attack dogs in the media – Russia & China are dangerous, Obamacare is a disaster, Iran is playing us and what the Obama administration is doing about it is really scary, all this talk of rape on campus sure feels made up, Clinton is a lying crook, and something is definitely wrong with her medically, and so on – have not only panned out, but panned out so blatantly, that despite the DNC operatives with bylines’ attempt to disregard or even hide these stories, you couldn’t have missed them unless you wanted to. I am sure we will get hours and hours of coverage for this story like we do whenever the media hopes to convince you that the evil people that the left hate said or did something wrong. PSYCHE!

It’s almost as if reality is putting a major beatdown on these idiots and their fantasy world views and ideas. No, it isn’t almost like: it is! Reality is basically ripping the left’s narrative and agenda to shreds. You can’t change the laws of economics, of human nature, of mother nature, or physics, but these morons seem to think if the right people try, it somehow will happen. And they have the gall to make fun of people that believe in religion or other such items that others feel are fantasy. Heh!

I think it was Lord Melbourne that said: “What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.”

Holy Shit!

If you need more proof that this government is hostile to the American people and freedom, take a look at what these fuckers are telling our troops to beware off:

Don’t donate to the tea party or to evangelical Christian groups — that was the message soldiers at a pre-deployment briefing at Fort Hood said they received from a counter-intelligence agent who headed up the meeting.

If you do, you could face punishment — that was the other half of the message, as reported by Fox News. The briefing was Oct. 17, and about a half-hour of it was devoted to discussion about how perceived radical groups — like tea party organizations and the Christian-based American Family Association — were “tearing the country apart,” one unnamed soldier said, to Fox News.

Among the remarks the agent allegedly made: Military members who donate to these groups would be subject to discipline under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the soldier reported.

Mind you that Ford Hood is the same place a radical Islamist terrorist the ARMY ignored killed a whole bunch of innocents. This government, the LSM, and the ARMY still refuse to call Hassan a terrorist, or to warn troops against Islamic radicalism, but here we have the ARMY, no doubt on orders from the civilian government that has already used the IRS and DOJ to target their political enemies, telling people to beware any organization resisting the destructive efforts directed at our own nation done by the marxist fucks in DC. Have no doubt that these orders are coming from the current administration. Just like the orders not to call Islamic terrorist and terrorism what they are do.

Banana republic it is..

All I have to say is if some college had done this to students attending a political event of a republican speaker, I guarantee you there would be hell to pay. But this is our new emperor and the people they fucked over were republicans, so who cares. From the article we find out:

WARRENSBURG – Ten College Republicans were dubbed a security threat and refused admittance to President Barack Obama’s speech at the University of Central Missouri on Wednesday.

Despite the fact that the students had tickets to the event, security personnel turned them away at the door to the recreation center where Obama gave a speech on economic policy, telling the group it wasn’t about their politics but the president’s safety, State Treasurer of the College Republicans Courtney Scott told The College Fix.

The students, some of whom donned Tea Party T-Shirts and others who wore patriotic or Republican-inspired clothing, had protested the president earlier in the day on campus, but had put away their signs and said they were ready to simply listen to Obama when security shut them down – and even told them to leave the vicinity and stay several hundred yards away from the rec center.

The students had waited in a long line and under the hot sun to wind their way to the front of the line two hours in advance of Obama’s scheduled 5:30 p.m. remarks. Still, they were rejected.

“It just didn’t make any sense,” Scott told The Fix. “A lot of us traveled several hours to watch the speech. We were very disappointed not to be able to attend.”

The small group of College Republicans were confused as to why such extreme security precautions were directed at them – but not at the 2,500 other audience members who were granted admission to the event, Scott said.

Seriously? If Obama is such a fucking pussy people protesting his idiot policies are a security threat maybe the mother fucker should stay holed up in his castle in D.C. Despicable, and the parents of these students are paying for the school to fuck them over this way.

That’s because of your f-ing bias and need to feed the narrative, fools!

First the LSM couldn’t be bothered with what was clearly a a top level orchestrated government cover-up and did their best to ignore the story. There was an election to help their guy win after all. Then, after they failed at narrative control, they now admit there is a scandal here. Now, not everyone is on board with admitting the truth, and you have the usual hard core shills, like Dowd at the NYT still trying her best to cover up for Billary and Obummer. We even have people wondering if the recent revelations that the IRS blatantly and purposefully abused its power when it specifically targeted enemies of the Obama administration might not be an attempt to deflect from the Benghazi disaster. Considering how this IRS story is going to result in one heck of a black eye for Team Blue if, as it should be, congress nails the lot of these crooks at the IRS for this criminal activity, and the fact that even if the LSM tries to cover for Team Blue, it is going to result in massive damage, I highly doubt they let this out to distract from Benghazi, but we are talking about a bunch of morons that actually believe the media fueled hype they are the smart ones. If anything, the bungles of the last 5 years should disprove the ridiculous idea that these elite collectivist scumbags are anything but barely functional idiots with delusions of grandeur. They aren’t even bright enough to realize that such revelations cast aspersions on other such obviously illegal leftist activities.

But back to the gist of my post, and that’s the fact that the LSM suddenly finds itself in deep doo-doo and as CBS anchor Scott Pelley admits, they are getting all the stories wrong, and badly wrong. There will be a ton of handwringing. But they will never come to the right conclusion about why things have gone so wrong, because that would require they admit that they are partisan hacks for which the narrative and liberal agenda are more important than the facts and truth. The need to push liberal agenda items such as the blaming of any opposition to liberal stupidity and the demonization of those that point out Team Blue’s incompetence on the usual tactics – racism, sexism, the intolerance of the religious, or the disdain for liberal pillars such as multiculturalism and the tax & spend agenda – trumps all truth or facts. The idiots that now comprise the vast majority of the members of the what passes today for the journalistic community no longer is about reporting the truth and the facts, but about changing the world. They are so driven by the liberal nonsense that passes for education these days and their need to make a difference that they can’t even see they are nothing but propaganda pushers for thee donkey party.

Prepare yourself for a lot of handwringing and feigned concern. Then watch these morons revert to form and again pretend Team Blue can do no wrong while the other side is basically a front for what passes for Satan amongst the left’s elite. In the mean time the LSM will keep getting all the stories that hurt Team Blue or would help Team Red wrong.

Baby It’s Stupid Outside

It’s Christmas time. I love the traditions: Christmas trees, maulings at Walmart, Hannukah celebrated two weeks early and the annual rant about a stupid Christmas song:

Regardless of what you celebrate, December in the US means hearing holiday music just about everywhere you go. And if you spend your time in gentrified shopping districts or “hip” martini bars (that’s where kids hang these days, right?) you’re bound to hear a shitload of renditions of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”

I doubt the sexual assault message of this ever-present holiday jam (about a man trying to get a woman to spend the night at his place against her will, and then maybe drugging her to ensure it happens?) has been lost on anyone reading this. Dubbed the “Christmas Date Rape Song” by Urban Dictionary, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”‘s sex-predator-y lyrics are no secret. In fact, Frank Loesser’s original 1936 version labeled the two singing parts “wolf” and “mouse”—not exactly a casting call for a dream date. (For those of you still not convinced—or distracted by the song’s musical charms—review the lyrics here. Especially the “what’s in this drink?” section.)

You will rarely see a … wait a minute. They’re citing the urban dictionary as a source? The website that just puts things up regardless of whether it means anything or not? That’s your source? Seriously? For all we know, you put that definition on there. OK. If that’s the way you want to play this.

Carrying on…

You will rarely see a more blatant illustration of the neofeminists’ desire to conflate sex and rape than in the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” bull. You can read the lyrics here. Most of you know the basics. It’s a duet. A woman is at a man’s house and is trying to leave. He’s trying to persuade her to stay. And … well that’s it. It’s the seduction dance that has been played out a billion times in real life.

At one point she says, “the answer is no”. But it’s clear, in the context, that “no” does not mean, “no, never, go away, let me out of this house”. It’s more in the “no, not right now” vein. It’s the experience that everyone is familiar with: a woman trying to conform to societal norm that says she can’t be interested; a woman wanting some more romancing before she even thinks about it; a woman who is frankly making up her mind and leaning toward “yes”.

(The newest version of the song reverses the genders so it is the woman persuading the man to stay. This is common, too. The first time I ever had a woman stay the night at my place was literally because she said it was too snowy to drive home.)

Trust me. I know “no”. In college, I majored in being turned down my women. This is not being turned down. This is, “I guess I should be leaving … unless you really want me to stay.” But such subtle human interaction is unacceptable to radicals.

And even if it weren’t, talking someone into staying at your house is not date rape. Trying to talk someone into having sex is not date rape. Giving someone a drink or a cigarette when they ask for one is not date rape. You know what’s date rape? Date rape is date rape. Forcing or coercing someone into sex or having sex with someone who is incapacitated is date rape. In fact, it’s not even date rape, it’s just rape, plain and simple. No date prefix required.

To listen to the radicals, you’d think that if a woman says “no” to a man’s advances, his proper course of action is to jump out of the window, even if it’s his place. But if no sex ever happened when one or the other party initially said “no”, 90% of the sex on the planet would simply not happen. A colorful definition of “seduction” would be turning a “no” into a “yes”. But the difference between that and rape is not a fine line; it’s a yawning chasm. Seduction shows a respect for your partner, a belief that they are entitled to say no and you are supposed to respect it — hence the persuasion. Rapists, however, don’t seduce; they rape. They don’t turn “no” into “yes”; they ignore the “no”. They fundamentally see their victim as something less than human whose wishes are irrelevant to their pleasure. Attempts to seduce can be creepy, jerkish; even harassing. But they are not rape. And in this song, given the tone of voice, this is not even creepy or harassing — it’s just playful banter.

Get a grip, people. There’s enough sexual violence in the world and enough songs that actually call for violent abuse of women to deal with. We don’t need to be reading things into some 1940’s jazz song. Christ, get some perspective.

Diversity and the demcorat agenda

Looks like this:

DETROIT (WWJ) – According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are ”functionally illiterate.” The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday. WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with the Fund’s Director, Karen Tyler-Ruiz, who explained exactly what this means. “Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… just your basic everyday tasks,” she said.

Heh! And we wonder why? This is what you get when the left and the unions control your school. When you tell minorities that an education is a waste of time and that the America will never provide any opportunity for them. This is what you get when people are told that that multiculturalism thing and actually sticking to the three Rs are more important than wasting your time with the feel good bullshit indoctrination that passes for an education these days. Detroit is bought and owned by the left.

“I don’t really know how they get by, but they do. Are they getting by well? Well, that’s another question,” Tyler-Ruiz said. Some of the Detroit suburbs also have high numbers of functionally illiterate: 34 percent in Pontiac and 24 percent in Southfield. “For other major urban areas, we are a little bit on the high side… We compare, slightly higher, to Washington D.C.’s urban population, in certain ZIP codes in Washington D.C. and in Cleveland,” she said. Tyler Ruiz said only 10 percent of those who can’t read have gotten any help to resolve it.

Oh come on, the answer is simple: they have ignored the abysmal results of the school system and have patched that with bigger government programs to keep the serfs from eating each other alive.

The report will be used to provide better training for local workers.

QED. Seriously. When will they see things like this as an indictment of the left’s takeover of our education system and finally end the stranglehold they have on so many communities? Never, I guess. Who cares if these tools – and they are tools in a game to the left – are functionally illiterate? Shit, more work for social workers! It’s all a job creation program. Insane is an understatement.