Mar
29
2015
1

Advocates for infanticide astounded that people want them to die.

Although the authors (Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva) apparently prefer the term ‘after-birth abortion.’  Seems that calling it that helps distract one from the thought that you’re on the record for advocating no-fooling baby killing. Anyway…

The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article’s authors had received death threats since publishing the article.

…It takes a lot of gall to lecture a bunch of people about civility after you defecate all over their moral beliefs and call it a justification for infanticide, but it would seem that the Journal for Medical Ethics is up to the challenge. Maybe they should understand why people are angry? – Oh, wait, my bad. That courtesy is reserved exclusively for people who throw gay people off of buildings. (more…)

Mar
29
2015
0

This is why the Democratic Establishment is still desperate to run Hillary Clinton.

One chart is all you need.  From NBC’s 2012 exit polls:

Dem % ’12 GOP % ’12 % Total
White men 35 62 34
White women 42 56 38
Black men 87 11 5
Black women 96 3 8
Latino men 65 33 5
Latino women 76 23 6
All other races 66 31 5

(more…)

Mar
27
2015
7

The Activist Left’s sympathy for Adam Mark Smith is worth its weight in gold.

Quick background: Adam Mark Smith, as you almost certainly will not remember until I remind you, was that daft idiot who not only filmed himself harassing a Chick-fil-A drive-through cashier over her employer’s social conservatism, he did his best to make the video (air quotes) ‘go viral.’  It did. He then lost his job.  Now Mister Smith is on food stamps*.  And I’m told that various groups and sites out there have gotten kind of worked up about it** in the last few days… sorry, what’s that?

“Who cares?” That’s a very good question. And the answer is, of course, “Nobody on our side.”  Which is a good thing for Adam Smith, right?  After all, this entire thing happened in 2012. I had forgotten about this guy.  So did the rest of you, probably. I don’t think that any of us really gives a… ah, it’s no skin off of our collective noses if he works or not***.  So why didn’t anybody in the Activist Left just quietly give Mr. Smith a job about a year or so ago and be done with it? (more…)

Mar
27
2015
0

My Watchdog.org Maryland Fracking Update post is up.

Found, as usual, here. Short version: the Maryland legislature is going to not sign off on fracking, and the governor is probably going to let them because, honestly, the state is generally (if only vaguely) against it.  …Sorry?

Mar
27
2015
4

San Francisco cop accused of running inmate fight ring.

If this is true: …what the Hell? “San Francisco sheriff’s deputy Scott Neu is accused of leading a ring of corrupt jail guards who coerced prisoners into gladiatorial combat with threats of rape and violence.” I mean, what the pluperfect Hell?  Is civilization optional in California, or something?

More here, including a defense attorney making a lot of noise about how all of this is untrue.  For for the benefit of Western society, let’s hope so. Just don’t… count on it.

Via Instapundit.

Moe Lane

PS: Seriously, can we have this one be BS? Pretty please, with sugar on top? – Because that would be spiffy, thanks.

Mar
27
2015
0

The Federalist brings out its A-Game in trolling over the RFRA.

I say that with nothing but respect in my voice: it was masterfully done.  In fact, it was so masterfully done that I originally thought it came from the Washington Free Beacon, not the Federalist.  And that’s also meant as a compliment:

bill-clinton

I especially love the way that they’re essentially daring Bill Clinton to complain about this one. Any official response to it at all will only highlight the fact that Bill Clinton had a remarkably comprehensive bunch of nice things to say about the RFRA; and that Hillary Clinton is almost certainly going to be campaigning on being… the anti-Bill Clinton, I guess.  And not in a good way.  As I said, masterful trolling, here.

Via

Mar
27
2015
5

Sen. Harry Reid (D, Nevada) cuts and runs.

But… my birthday is tomorrow.

Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. 1 exercise accident at his Las Vegas home, said he had been contemplating retiring from the Senate for months. He said his decision was not attributable either to the accident or to his demotion to minority leader after Democrats lost the majority in November’s midterm elections.

See also the Weekly Standard, which has Harry Reid’s remarkably tin-eared attempt to spin his retirement into something that would be helpful for Democrats retaking the Senate. Only in the sense that Harry Reid will no longer be around to blight the long-term careers of red-state Democratic politicians: his tenure has had a remarkable amount of churn in that regard.  Also, Nevada just shot up the rankings on the Big Board: and if Governor Brian Sandoval decides to run for Senate, it pretty much goes off of the Big Board completely. (more…)

Mar
26
2015
7

Well, so much for John Kasich for President.

Sure, the Obamacare/Medicaid expansion thing was and is horribly problematical. That was known. But then there’s this:

Kasich’s opening remarks, which were followed by a question-and-answer session, focused on his fiscal record as a congressman, where he chaired the House Budget Committee, and as governor of Ohio, where he has eliminated an $8 billion deficit without raising taxes. He also talked about the need for a renewed bipartisan spirit on both sides of the aisle, citing Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill, and Jack Kemp and Charlie Rangel, as models for contemporary lawmakers to emulate.

(Bolding mine.) Charlie Rangel?

Um.

NO.

Mar
26
2015
3

So, yeah, Nancy Pelosi is going to camp the House Minority Leader spot until she retires.

There is a flaw in this argument:

“It’s certainly possible that if Democrats—there’s 435 seats up every two years; Democrats win a majority— [Nancy Pelosi] would become the Speaker of the House, but it’s terribly unlikely, although possible,” [KCBS Political Analyst Marc] Sandalow said.

That’s because of the way the districts are redrawn, which happens every 10 years, based on the U.S. Census.

(more…)

Mar
26
2015
3

Feds Gone Wild! …Yes, I mean sex parties and whatnot.

See if you can detect the common thread of this Department of Justice report:

  • ATF: “In November 2009, an ATF Director of Industry Operations (DIO) who holds a Top Secret security clearance was on temporary assignment. According to the IAD report of investigation, the DIO solicited consensual sex with anonymous partners and modified a hotel room door to facilitate sexual play. In addition, the DIO removed smoke detectors from the hotel room and inadvertently caused damage to the hotel’s centralized fire detection system. When the hotel supervisor contacted the local police, the DIO admitted the conduct and told local police this type of conduct was not an isolated incident for him and had occurred in the past. The DIO pled guilty to one count of misdemeanor “fire prevention interference.””
  • DEA: “We found that a Regional Director, an Acting Assistant Regional Director (AARD), and a Group Supervisor failed to report through their chain of command or to the DEA OPR repeated allegations of DEA Special Agents (SA) patronizing prostitutes and frequenting a brothel while in an overseas posting, treating these allegations as local management issues. It was also alleged that one of the subjects in the supervisors’ group assaulted a prostitute following a payment dispute.”
  • DEA: “During a series of interviews the DEA OPR conducted from 2009 through 2010, former host-country police officers alleged that several DEA agents, consisting of an Assistant Regional Director (ARD), an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), six Supervisory Special Agents (SSA), and two line Special Agents formerly assigned to the an overseas office, solicited prostitutes and engaged in other serious misconduct while in the country…. The foreign officer allegedly arranged “sex parties” with prostitutes funded by the local drug cartels for these DEA agents at their government-leased quarters, over a period of several years. …Ultimately, 7 of the 10 agents admitted attending parties with prostitutes while they were stationed. The DEA imposed penalties ranging from a 2-day suspension to a 10-day suspension. One of the line agents was cleared of all wrongdoing.”
  • USMS: “A USMS supervisor failed to promptly report allegations that a Deputy U.S. Marshal (DUSM) solicited prostitutes while on an extradition mission in Bangkok, Thailand. According to the case file, the supervisor learned about the allegations when the DUSM’s colleague reported the matter to management. At that time, the supervisor met with the DUSM; the DUSM admitted the misconduct and received an oral admonishment.”

(more…)

Mar
26
2015
15

The easiest thing to do about a problematical employee is not to hire him in the first place.

Ashe Schow asks: “With all the attention being paid to college-aged social justice warriors and microagressions, one has to ask: What happens when all these delicate snowflakes enter the workforce?”  To which I answer: What makes you think that these delicate snowflakes will enter the workforce? – Oh, I’m sure that many of them will end up doing some sort of retail, at least in the states that don’t institute a $15 minimum wage.  But there are plenty of qualified people out there who either did not get infected with the current madness sweeping our campuses, or else they got over it.  Easy enough to give them the job.

Mar
26
2015
4

Quote of the Day, …How Is This Possible I Don’t Even edition.

Dear God in Heaven.

The latest man to score an interview with President Obama, Shane Smith, has conducted some hard-hitting interviews, including one with a Japanese sex doll.

Yes.  Yes, there are links at the link. I have not clicked them, because I have small children about the house right now.  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

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