Wednesday, 24 June 2015

In Passing

The Enemy of my Allies


David French:

...the defeated South... soon supplied the newly reunified nation with many of its greatest warriors — men who were indispensable in preserving our democracy against the existential threats of fascism and communism.

One never-acknowledged reason the American left hates the American South.

Via:  Mike

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Saturday, 13 June 2015

Rants

Ol’ Saul told us how to do it...

Yes, LET’S Discuss Race.  Let’s Discuss It A LOT.  Dept
‘‘CDR_M’’ at Ace:
If I can be whatever gender I want to say I am, why can't I be whatever race I want to be?  This could come in handy for my kids to nab some scholarships.
I say go for it.  In fact, I think a good start would be for every white male college student to change his registration to black female, and then threaten to litigate if their university won’t accept it.  Ask them, ‘‘If I’m not black enough for you, what is?’’  Press for explicit definitions: Make ’em pick and choose, and then force them to defend their choices. (If they’re all ‘‘social constructs,’’ how can you judge?)

(Oh, and consider a simultaneous transgendering from gay male to gay female for additional amusement (and prizes!).)

All would take is a bit of that Evil Conservative Money to hire some of those newly-minted (and not-so-newly-) unemployed JDs, and they’ll be tied up in knots until kingdom come!

Anybody want to start a foundation?

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Friday, 12 June 2015

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Clipfile - June 12, 2015

‘‘The sad truth, I am afraid, is that self-consciously ‘literary’ writers do not write to be read; they write to impress the critics, and if their ambitions are particularly lofty, to have their books made required reading for hapless English majors.’’ - Tom Simon

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

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Clipfile - June 10, 2015

‘‘It’s harder to laugh when you’re scared, and much of the left is terrified.  They know that an inappropriate chuckle, the wrong tweet, or last year’s term for an aggrieved minority can lessen their standing with progressive peers, if not get them fired from a job.  Lefties also have turned the negative of humorlessness into the positive of moral superiority.  Sniffing ‘That’s not funny!’ at an inoffensive Caitlyn Jenner joke signals that you are more evolved than the average cis-het-white-oppressor.  The same people who laughed at Dana Carvey’s ‘Church Lady’ now aspire to be her.’’ - Jon Gabriel

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Friday, 05 June 2015

The Press

No one should be the *least* surprised

Fixed It For You  Dept

Ace:
If the [New York] Times is found to have deliberately lied to cover up liberal bias -- this is going to be huge. Z-z-z-z-z-z-z.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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Clipfile - May 27, 2015

‘‘It will be fascinating if the left’s Gramscian march through the culture [is] finally... halted by a bunch of game playing, sci-fi reading, comic book collecting nerds.

The Social Justice Bullies made strategic errors in trying to wage war on people who play networked war games for a hobby, thinking that they can defeat talented writers in a propaganda war, and trying to make comic-cons filled with female cosplayers in form fitting and cleavage exposing costumes into feminist safe places.’’
- ‘‘rokemronnie,’’ commenting at Hot Air

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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

In Passing

Saying what, ‘‘Bend over’’?

It Doesn’t Matter WHO You Vote For  Dept

‘‘Republican’’ Leader Mitch McConnell:

A lot of folks like to joke about the odd couple that was Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch... but I think Mitch McConnell and Barack Obama may have them outdone...  I’m even getting handwritten notes from the president these days.
Why, Mitch! Bless your lil’ ol’ heart!

Elsewhere:
Related (And You Too, Jeb!  Dept):

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Monday, 11 May 2015

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Clipfile - May 11, 2015

‘‘We have abundant evidence that youth have been plunged into Stygian darkness, an endless night of permanent and incurable ignorance.  Not only do they know almost nothing, they have no curiosity about any of the things they do not know — which, as I say, is nearly everything.  Rarely does one meet a person under 40 who isn’t virtually destitute in terms of actual knowledge.’’

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Saturday, 09 May 2015

In Passing

On the U.K. Election

Familiar strains?  Dept

What the election has fundamentally exposed is the existence of Two Britains. No, not a Labour Britain vs a Tory Britain — that old divide has been flagging for years.  Not poshos vs workers, as Labourite commentators like to fantasise.  And it’s not even England vs Scotland...  [It] is, on one side, the Britain of the moral clerisy, which is pro-EU, multicultural, anti-tabloid, politically correct and devoted to welfarism and paternalism as the main means through which to govern the masses; and, on the other side, the Britain of the rest of the us, of the masses, of those people increasingly viewed by the cultural elite as inscrutable, incomprehensible, and in need of nudging, social re-engineering and behaviour modification.  Those people whose votes, whose temerity in rejecting Labour, made so little sense to the observing classes. This is the true story of the shifting map, the geographical shrinking of Labour, and the shocked response of opinion-makers to the results.

And of course, the more Labour comes to be occupied by influential but unrepresentative middle-class professionals, the more contemptuous it becomes of the Other Britain, the lesser Britain, the stupid Britain that won’t obediently vote Labour even though Labour only wants to care for it and nudge it towards health and decency... - Brendan O’Neill, Spiked


Via:  David Thompson

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Thursday, 30 April 2015

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‘‘The administrative class is the private sector accomplice of the 4th branch of government...the regulatory state...and, increasingly, the regulatory state bureaucrats bestow government power to punish upon these private sector administrators.  Truly a scary alliance.’’
 - ‘‘Dantes,’’ commenting at Instapundit

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