These UCLA students don’t know what the capital of the United States is. This is proof that getting into college is way too easy. No wonder why so many college students think that borrowing money doesn’t entail paying it back.

This new video from James Klug is called, “BRUTAL: Gen Z Fails To Answer The EASIEST Questions.”

He asks adults the following questions. They don’t know the answers:

What’s the capital of the United States?

How many stars are on the United States flag?

What ocean is on the east side of the United States?

What country is the Queen of England from?

What was Adolf Hitler’s first name?

What is two times two times one?

Who was the first President of the United States?

They don’t know the answers.

This is proof that getting into college is way too easy.

No wonder why so many college students think that borrowing money doesn’t entail paying it back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsDVwYqs0ws

August 24, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Dumbing down, Education, Math. Leave a comment.

Flight that crashed and killed 66 people was caused by pilot’s cigarette, investigation finds

https://nypost.com/2022/04/27/egyptair-flight-ms804-fatal-crash-caused-by-pilot-mohamed-said-ali-ali-shoukairs-cigarette/

Flight that crashed and killed 66 people was caused by pilot’s cigarette, investigation finds

By Snejana Farberov

April 27, 2022

An EgyptAir flight that crashed en route to Cairo, killing all 66 people on board, was brought down by a pilot who had a cigarette in the cockpit and started a fire, a new report found.

EgyptAir flight MS804 was traveling on May 19, 2016, from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport when it fell out of the sky between the Greek island of Crete and northern Egypt.

France’s Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) has since concluded that pilot Mohamed Said Shoukair’s mid-air smoke break led to a fire onboard the Airbus A320 jet when his cigarette ignited oxygen leaking from an oxygen mask in the cockpit.

The air disaster resulted in the deaths of 56 passengers and 10 crew members, among them 12 French nationals, 30 Egyptians, two Iraqis, one Canadian and one British citizen.

Egyptian authorities initially said that the plane crash was the result of a terrorist attack, claiming that traces of explosives had been found on the bodies of the victims, but those allegations were widely discredited.

In 2018, France’s BEA determined that the flight went down because of a fire onboard based on analysis of data from the aircraft’s black box recorder, which was recovered from deep water near Greece by the US Navy — though at the time investigators did not say what specifically caused the onboard inferno.

But in March 2022, BEA released a new report that alleges that oxygen had leaked from a pilot’s oxygen mask in the cockpit shortly before the crash, based on black box data that captured the sound of the oxygen hissing.

The oxygen mask in question had been replaced just three days before the fateful flight by an EgyptAir maintenance worker, but for an unknown reason it had its release valve set to the “emergency position,” which, according to the Airbus safety manual, could lead to leaks.

Incredibly, at the time of the incident, EgyptAir pilots were allowed to smoke in the cockpit – a rule that has since changed. The onboard smoking, combined with the leaking oxygen, had set the stage for the fire, according to French aviation experts.

The deadly plane crash is currently the subject of a manslaughter case before the Paris Court of Appeals.

The 134-page report, which was reviewed by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Serra, was released to the Parisian court at the request of local judges.

Egypt has refused to release its own report into the crash and in 2018 rejected BEA’s initial findings, dismissing them as “unfounded.”

Families of victims have accused the Egyptian authorities of failing to cooperate with the investigation into the crash.

Antoine Lachenaud, a lawyer representing the family of Clement Daeschner-Cormary, a 26-year-old passenger who died, said the new report showed that the crash was caused by human error.

“When warnings are ignored in a systematic manner this results in a crash and it becomes impossible to maintain that this is due to chance,” he said.

April 27, 2022. Tags: , , , . Smoking. Leave a comment.

Idiot smoker kills 12 people in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

A 5-year-old boy who escaped the fire that killed 12 people in a Fairmount apartment Wednesday told investigators the blaze started after he accidentally lit a Christmas tree on fire while playing with a lighter, according to police records obtained by The Inquirer.

I don’t blame the child for this.

I do blame the smoker who left their lighter within reach of the child.

January 11, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , . Smoking. 1 comment.

What an idiot: “I have $131K in student loans and can’t afford my life, despite making $110K a year…. I didn’t care what the cost was – I didn’t even look at what I was signing”

https://www.marketwatch.com/picks/it-doesnt-seem-fair-she-has-131-000-in-student-loans-and-cant-afford-her-life-despite-making-110-000-a-year-how-she-and-other-borrowers-can-get-out-of-student-loan-debt-faster-01632845888

‘It doesn’t seem fair’: I have $131K in student loans and can’t afford my life, despite making $110K a year. How to get out of student-loan debt faster

By Brienne Walsh

December 29, 2021

Question: I’m now 39, and in a better place in my life than I was roughly 10 years ago, when I decided to take out over $100,000 in student loans to attend a food policy and nutrition master’s program. The program was the only master’s program I got into, and I didn’t care what the cost was — I didn’t even look at what I was signing.

Now, in total, between my undergrad and grad loans, I owe $131,000. Some of the loans are federal and some of them private; one of those companies charges an interest rate of 6%. Though most of my loans are on pause now (thanks to the federal government), I’m worried about what will happen when that stops. The loan payments are too expensive, even though I’m now a nutrition and public health consultant who works on a contractual basis, and I make a good salary — $110,000 a year.

But our mortgage costs $1,100 a month; daycare is about the same, and car payments are $400. Otherwise, I feel we live very frugally: We even bathe our son in a Tupperware tub because our bathroom needs to be renovated, but we don’t have the money for it! We can’t even afford, as it is, to contribute to retirement or pay for some much-needed dental work. I honestly don’t know what we are going to do when my loans become unfrozen. How can I get out of debt faster? — Erin

Answer: First up, you’re not alone in feeling overwhelmed by student loan debt, and you’re doing some things right, like “limiting the mortgage and the car loan,” which are both “well within your range for your income level,” says Mitchell C. Hockenbury, a certified financial planner at 1440 Financial Partners in Kansas City. But, Hockenbury says, with your low mortgage and other seemingly reasonable expenses, you should see if there is more money to put towards debt payments. Even if there’s not, once the daycare stops, you will have that money to more aggressively pay down debts.

The next question is whether to refinance loans to save money. But first, consider that right now your federal loan payments are on pause through May 2022, and that you should be careful about refinancing a federal loan into a private loan as you will lose some of the federal loan protections, such as income-based repayment and forgiveness options. (You can get details on how much a refinance could save you here). But Ethan Miller, the founder of Washington, D.C.-based financial planning firm Planning for Progress, says Erin should likely refinance some of her private loans, as rates are pretty low right now (see the lowest fixed student loan refinance rates you can qualify for here). “If you feel confident in your income, and you know you’ll have a job for many years, this is the best option,” says Miller.

There are other options as well, says Hockenbury: “Is there a possibility to take a cash-out refi?  Interest rates are low, housing prices have soared.  Perhaps she could use the cash to pay down some debt,” he says. Though, of course, she needs to be sure she can repay that or she risks losing her house.

Though for some borrowers, student loan forgiveness may be an option, it does not sound like Erin would qualify for a loan forgiveness program like the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program, as she’s a contractor at a government agency, not a full-time employee, explains Miller. (See details on loan forgiveness, cancellation and discharge here to see if you might qualify.) But if she looks at her budget, she may find extra money to pay down her debt faster; refinancing at least some of her loans at today’s low rates could make the payments more manageable, and a cash-out refi on her home may be another option. Best of luck, Erin!

December 30, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , , . Dumbing down, Economics, Education. Leave a comment.

James Madison University’s official Instagram account showed Deaquan Nichols falsely saying that the people shot by Kyle Rittenhouse were black

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2021/11/20/in-now-deleted-video-james-madison-university-miscategorizes-rittenhouse-verdict-n2599393

https://libertyunyielding.com/2021/11/21/virginia-university-and-naacp-member-claim-rittenhouse-took-two-beautiful-black-lives/

https://twitter.com/TinaRamirezVA/status/1461820863314026501

November 22, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , , . Racism, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

During the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, prosecutor Thomas Binger pointed a gun at the jury, while simultaneously holding his finger on the trigger

While reporting on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, Newsweek wrote:

“… Thomas Binger pointed the gun at the jury with his finger on the trigger… “

Associated Press published this photo of it:

Associated Press Thomas Binger

And NBC News published this photo of it:

NBC News Thomas Binger

Binger violated all three of the three biggest rules of gun safety:

1) Always assume the gun is loaded.

2) Never point the gun at anyone you don’t intend to shoot.

3) Never put your finger on the trigger until you’re ready to shoot.

This Tweet from Greg Price compares the irresponsible behavior Binger, to the responsible behavior of Rittenhouse, who is clearly following all three of those rules:

https://twitter.com/greg_price11/status/1460339813945683974

In case Twitter ever deletes that Tweet, here’s an archive of it:

https://web.archive.org/web/20211115211910/https://twitter.com/greg_price11/status/1460339813945683974

And here’s a screenshot of it that I made:

greg price tweet

November 18, 2021. Tags: , , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

Assistant director on ‘Rust’ set told police he didn’t check all the rounds in the Colt revolver before handing it to Alec Baldwin

https://www.yahoo.com/news/assistant-director-rust-set-told-162608195.html

The assistant director on the “Rust” set told cops that he didn’t check all the rounds in the Colt revolver used by Alec Baldwin.

Assistant director David Halls “advised he should have checked all of them,” according to a new affidavit.

Baldwin fired a gun on the movie set last week, fatally shooting a cinematographer.

The assistant director on the New Mexico set of Alec Baldwin’s “Rust” movie told police that he did not check all the rounds in the barrel of the Colt revolver used in last week’s deadly shooting to make sure they were all dummy bullets, according to a newly filed court document.

Assistant director David Halls told police that when the film’s armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed “showed him” the firearm, used by Baldwin in the on-set shooting, “before continuing rehearsal, he could only remember seeing three rounds,” according to a new affidavit obtained by Insider that was filed Wednesday in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court.

Halls “advised he should have checked all of them, but didn’t and couldn’t recall” if Gutierrez-Reed “spun the drum” of the gun, said the affidavit that was included in search warrant documents for a “prop truck” on the movie set.

When authorities with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office asked Halls about the safety protocol on the set in regards to firearms, Halls said, “I check the barrel for obstructions, most of the time there’s no live fire,” according to the affidavit.

Halls said that Gutierrez-Reed “opens the hatch and spins the drum, and I say ‘cold gun’ on set,” the document states.

Halls did not immediately respond to a request from Insider for comment on Wednesday.

Baldwin, who was producing and starring in the Western flick, was rehearsing a scene for the film at Santa Fe’s Bonanza Creek Ranch on October 21 when he fired the gun, fatally shooting the cinematographer and wounding the director, authorities said.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza told reporters during a press conference Wednesday that the gun was a .45 Long Colt revolver fired by Baldwin loaded with a live bullet.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was shot in the chest and killed, while director Joel Souza was hit in the right shoulder in the incident. Police are still investigating and have not ruled out charges yet.

Authorities said Wednesday that the “lead projectile” was recovered from Souza’s shoulder. Mendoza added it was “apparently the same round” that struck both Hutchins and Souza.

A previously filed affidavit said when Halls handed the gun to Baldwin before the incident, Halls yelled out “cold gun,” indicating that it did not contain any live rounds.

Meanwhile, Gutierrez-Reed told authorities that on the day of the shooting she checked the “dummies” and “ensured they were not ‘hot’ rounds,” according to the affidavit filed Wednesday.

According to the document, when the crew broke for lunch that day, the firearms on set were taken back and “secured inside a safe on the ‘prop truck.'”

“During lunch, [Gutierrez-Reed] stated the ammo was left on a cart on the set, not secured,” the affidavit says.

Gutierrez-Reed told investigators that after lunch, a crewmember, identified as Sarah Zachary, “pulled the firearms out of the safe inside the truck, and handed them to her.”

The armorer told cops that only a few people have access and the combination to the safe, the document says.

“During the course of filming, Hannah advised she handed the gun to Alec Baldwin a couple times, and also handed it to David Halls,” the affidavit said. “When Affiant asked about live ammo on set, Hannah responded no live ammo is ever kept on set.”

Mendoza said Wednesday that police recovered about 500 rounds of ammunition – which includes blanks, dummy rounds, and suspected live rounds – from the “Rust” set as part of their investigation.

“We know there was one live round, as far as we’re concerned, on set,” Mendoza said.

After the shooting occurred inside a church building on the movie set, Halls picked up the gun and took it to Gutierrez-Reed, the new affidavit says.

“Hannah then was told to ‘open’ the gun so he could see what was inside. David advised he could only remember seeing at least four ‘dummy’ casings with the hole on the side, and one without the hole,” according to the document.

Halls “advised this round did not have the ‘cap’ on it and was just the casing,” the document states. “David advised the incident was not a deliberate act.”

October 27, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

‘Rust’ Shooting: Gun That Killed Halyna Hutchins Was Used That Morning for Live-Ammo Target Practice

https://www.thewrap.com/halyna-hutchins-live-ammo-target-practice/

‘Rust’ Shooting: Gun That Killed Halyna Hutchins Was Used That Morning for Live-Ammo Target Practice

Crew members had gone ”plinking“ and returned the gun to the set, an insider tells TheWrap

By Sharon Waxman and Brian Welk

October 25, 2021

The gun that killed “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last Thursday was used by crew members that morning for live-ammunition target practice, an individual with knowledge of the set told TheWrap.

A number of crew members had taken prop guns from the New Mexico set of the indie Western — including the gun that killed Hutchins — to go “plinking,” a hobby in which people shoot at beer cans with live ammunition to pass the time, the insider said.

The shooting happened just a few hours later, when lead actor and producer Alec Baldwin discharged a revolver after first assistant director David Halls confirmed that it was a “cold gun,” meaning that the gun did not have any live ammunition in it.

Search warrants issued over the weekend by New Mexico authorities said that Halls had grabbed one of three prop guns set up by armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed and yelled “cold gun” as he handed it to lead actor Alec Baldwin, indicating that the gun did not have any live rounds.

Baldwin, who was rehearsing a scene for the film, was “pointing the revolver towards the camera lens” when it hit director Joel Souza and Hutchins, according to the search warrant made public on Sunday. Hutchins grabbed her midsection and then stumbled backwards as she was assisted to the ground, Souza told authorities. Souza, who was also injured when the gun discharged, was released from a local hospital that night.

Asked for comment, the producers of “Rust” referred to a previous statement: “The safety of our cast and crew is the top priority of Rust Productions and everyone associated with the company. Though we were not made aware of any official complaints concerning weapon or prop safety on set, we will be conducting an internal review of our procedures while production is shut down. We will continue to cooperate with the Santa Fe authorities in their investigation and offer mental health services to the cast and crew during this tragic time.”

The details of the tragic shooting death of the 42-year-old cinematographer seemed only to get more disturbing on Monday as eyewitness accounts have raced through the Hollywood guilds and tight-knit indie community.

The new warrants confirmed that several members of the film’s camera crew had walked off the set earlier that day after complaining about housing, payment and working conditions — forcing producers to scramble to find a new crew.

According to the insider, a walkout by crew members from the below-the-line IATSE union would ordinarily trigger a shutdown of the entire production for 24-48 hours. Instead producers chose to hire non-union replacements to continue the shoot.

Reid Russel, whom the warrant identifies as a cameraman who was standing next to Hutchins and Souza as the gun discharged, said that the crew wrote a letter to the production over the disagreements and that after stepping out for five minutes after returning from lunch, the team was already in possession of the firearm preparing for the scene. He was unsure if it had been checked again in that time.

The police investigation is ongoing.

October 27, 2021. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Guns. Leave a comment.

This video is called “Schoolhouse Rock – A Victim Of Gravity.” I dedicate it to the Black Lives Matter protestors who dropped a heavy statue on the skull of one of their own members.

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

June 11, 2020

I’m posting two videos here.

This first video is from the NBC New channel at YouTube. It shows Black Lives Matter protestors dropping a heavy statue on the skull of one of their own members. The point of impact is at approximately 0:33

At first, the protestors cheer and applaud. But then their expressions switch to ones of shock and horror when they realize that there is something called gravity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIEe3uKlUvo

To all of these ignoramuses, I dedicate this second video, which is called “Schoolhouse Rock – A Victim Of Gravity.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHFtk6Si0Fk

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June 11, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Rioting looting and arson, Social justice warriors. 5 comments.

This video shows an arsonist accidentally setting himself on fire

This video at this link shows an arsonist accidentally setting himself on fire.

https://tuckbot.tv/#/watch/gttg4t

 

May 31, 2020. Tags: , , , , , . Rioting looting and arson, Social justice warriors. 3 comments.

Congressional COVID Task Force Leader Sheila Jackson Lee Doesn’t Know How to Wear Medical Mask

https://kprcradio.iheart.com/featured/walton-and-johnson/content/2020-04-06-congressional-covid-task-force-leader-doesnt-know-how-to-wear-medical-mask/

Congressional COVID Task Force Leader Doesn’t Know How to Wear Medical Mask

April 6, 2020

If this is the woman Congress put in charge of our coronavirus task force team we should all be very concerned.

Meet Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), the chair of the Congressional team in charge of dealing with COVID19.

Last week she appeared on television in her hometown of Houston to talk about how people can combat the coronavirus pandemic and people watching at home noticed something: she doesn’t seem to know how to properly wear her medical mask.

April 7, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . COVID-19, Health care. Leave a comment.

A DC elementary school accidentally gave the wrong second-grader to a child-welfare worker

https://www.yahoo.com/news/dc-elementary-school-accidentally-gave-200737572.html

A DC elementary school accidentally gave the wrong second-grader to a child-welfare worker

February 12, 2020

* A DC elementary school mistakenly turned over the wrong 8-year-old student to a child-welfare worker.

* When the student’s relatives arrived to pick him up later that day, they realized he was missing and panicked.

* Washington City Paper reported that the mix-up happened when the case worker arrived and requested the student he was supposed to pick up, and school officials brought out a different student who shared the same distinctive first name.

An elementary school in Washington, DC, accidentally handed over the wrong 8-year-old student to a child-welfare worker, causing the young boy’s family to panic when they arrived at the school to pick him up that day and realized he was missing.

Washington City Paper reported that a Child and Family Services Agency case worker arrived at the Harriet Tubman Elementary School on January 31 to pick up a child for a visit with his father.

But the school brought out a different student who happened to have the same distinctive first name, and the case worker left the school with the incorrect child around 2 p.m. that day.

The mistake wasn’t caught until the student’s relatives arrived at the school that afternoon to pick him up, and learned he had left with a child-welfare worker.

In response to a request for comment, the CFSA directed Insider to comments from its director, Brenda Donald, quoted in The Washington Post. Donald told the newspaper that the case worker had not previously met the child he was supposed to pick up before arriving at the school, and the child he mistakenly picked up never raised any questions about why he was taken from his classroom.

“He’s a little kid, and usually the schools are trying to explain in a nice way that here’s a nice person from CFSA who is going to take you to McDonald’s to have lunch,” Donald told The Post. “It was a mistake, and it’s explainable. And again, I can understand the family being upset.”

The school’s principal, Amanda Delabar, sent a letter to parents confirming that a “student went briefly missing from school premises after being picked up incorrectly by Child and Family Services,” according to the letter obtained by Insider.

Delabar said in the letter school officials had made “every effort to protect the student’s and family’s privacy,” and said all staff had been reminded of school security protocols that include mandatory sign-ins and sign-outs, and identification requirements for any outside agencies picking up students.

But the family of the child who was mistakenly removed from school remained livid, telling Washington City Paper they had feared the boy was harmed.

“I just can’t understand,” his grandfather, Jason Myers, told the newspaper. “Anyone can come with a badge and take anyone’s kid.”

February 14, 2020. Tags: , , , , , . Education. Leave a comment.

“Number one: Stop having children with people who don’t support them”

Dave Ramsey is a financial advisor with a radio call in program.

In this case, the caller is an unmarried woman who has three children, all of whom were fathered by the same man, who is an abusive, illegal alien and an identity thief, and who does not pay any child support.

Ramsey starts out his response with the following:

“Number one: Stop having children with people who don’t support them”

Here’s my take on this woman’s behavior:

George Carlin was right when he said the following:

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of ’em are stupider than that.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lbTU5m59Ns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rh6qqsmxNs

February 12, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Economics, Immigration, Parenting. 2 comments.

Maria Ana Carrola Flores, the UC San Diego student who got hit by a car at 1:30 a.m. during an anti-Trump protest, actually sued her college because it “failed to warn students of the danger of walking onto the freeway”

You may remember this video, which I have posted before. It shows an anti-Trump protest near UC San Diego that took place at 1:30 a.m. a few days after Trump was elected President. One of the protestors, a UC San Diego student named Maria Ana Carrola Flores, gets hit by a car:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GtM-debHD8

Maria Ana Carrola Flores chose to stand in the middle of a busy highway at 1:30 a.m.

And after she got hit by a car, she actually sued the driver who hit her.

She also sued the city and county of San Diego, UC San Diego, and the UC Board of Regents.

The Washington Free Beacon explained the reason for her lawsuit with the following: (the bolding is mine)

Flores’s attorney, Jerold Sullivan, argued that while his client accepted her responsibility for the accident, others shared blame as well. Sullivan claimed that according to Flores, campus officials had encouraged the protest, did not control it, and failed to warn students of the danger of walking onto the freeway.

So she sued her college because it didn’t teach her that it was dangerous to stand in the middle of a busy highway at 1:30 a.m.

That’s insane.

Fortunately, a judge dismissed her lawsuit.

And besides, since she did insist on filing a lawsuit because someone didn’t teach her that standing in the middle of a busy highway at 1:30 a.m. was dangerous, then she should have filed the lawsuit against her parents, not her college.

October 11, 2019. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Donald Trump, Dumb lawsuits, Idiots blocking traffic. 3 comments.

An American woman named Bethany Vierra got a masters degree in Middle Eastern studies and a PhD in human rights, moved to Saudi Arabia, was shocked to discover that women didn’t have the same rights as men, and falsely claimed, “The problem here is not Islamic law”

Bethany Vierra was born in Washington state.

She got a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from the American University in Paris.

Then she got a PhD in human rights at the National University of Ireland.

With such an education, I would think that Vierra would be aware that women in Saudi Arabia didn’t have the same rights as men, and that this lack of equal rights was due to the country following Islamic law.

But I would be wrong.

Vierra moved to Saudi Arabia, married a Saudi Arabian man, and later gave birth – while in Saudi Arabia – to their daughter.

Since doing those things, Vierra and her husband have gotten a divorce, and are now involved in a custody dispute over their daughter.

During this custody dispute, Vierra was genuinely shocked to find out that under Islamic law (also known as Sharia law) in Saudi Arabia, women do not have the same rights as men. Here’s the obligatory “shocked” scene from the movie Casablanca:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjbPi00k_ME

Vierra was also surprised to find out that she was not allowed to leave Saudi Arabia or to access her own bank account, without her ex-husband’s permission.

During the custody dispute, some of the evidence that was used against Vierra were photographs which showed that she had worn a bikini in public, had worn yoga pants in public, and had had her hair uncovered in public.

And Vierra said of this:

“The problem here is not Islamic law.”

Relative to their level of education, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone as dumb as Bethany Vierra.

Instead of getting all of those useless college degrees, she should have watched the movie Not Without My Daughter. The movie is based on a true story. Here’s the trailer for it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TSmbayUJCo

And here’s a scene from it about how the country enforces its dress code:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm3xv5sosng

 

Meanwhile, back in the U.S., a woman named Linda Sarsour, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, made four tweets in favor of the U.S. adopting Sharia law.

Sarsour made this tweet, which says the following:

“10 weeks of PAID maternity leave in Saudi Arabia. Yes PAID. And ur worrying about women driving. Puts us to shame.”

She also made this tweet, which says:

“shariah law is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics”

and this tweet, which says:

“You’ll know when you’re living under Sharia Law if suddenly all your loans & credit cards become interest free. Sound nice, doesn’t it?”

and this tweet, which says:

“If you are still paying interest than Sharia Law hasn’t taken over America.”

These statements prove that Sarsour wants the U.S. to adopt Sharia law.

Sharia law bans women from driving cars, prohibits women from appearing alone in public, calls for girls to have their genitals mutilated, and gives a woman’s testimony in court only half the value of a man’s.

After Sarsour made those four tweets in favor of the U.S. adopting Sharia law, left wing American feminists chose her to be one of the organizers of the 2017 Women’s March.

But any movement which truly cared about women’s rights would not support someone who wants the U.S. to treat women in such a horrible and repulsive manner.

I will say one positive thing about Sarsour: even though Sarsour claims to believe in Sharia law, and says that women in Saudi Arabia are better off than women in the U.S., at least she is not dumb enough to actually move to Saudi Arabia.

September 21, 2019. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Islamization, Religion, Sexism. Leave a comment.

Here are two examples of idiots on Mt. Everest who should not be allowed to be there

The New York Times recently published this article about the relatively large number of recent deaths on Mt. Everest.

The article states:

Some climbers did not even know how to put on a pair of crampons, clip-on spikes that increase traction on ice, Sherpas said.

People like that should not be allowed on the mountain.

This is from the same article. The bolding is mine:

“I saw some people like they had no emotions,” he said. “I asked people for water and no one gave me any. People are really obsessed with the summit. They are ready to kill themselves for the summit.”

This person also has no business being on the mountain. It’s not other people’s responsibility to bring water for him. It’s his own responsibility.

May 31, 2019. Tags: , , , , , . Sports. 1 comment.

Homer Simpson’s ignorance of New Mexico’s statehood is now being replicated by multiple real life government employees in Washington D.C.

When I read this recent news article, it reminded me of this joke from The Simpsons. In 1993, during the season 5 episode “Boy-Scoutz ‘n the Hood,” Homer was shown to not know that New Mexico was a U.S. state. Here’s a video of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3jYO0TKcm4

When I was searching for that video, I found out that The Simpsons had later recycled that same joke with Mr. Burns seven seasons later in the episode “Homer vs. Dignity,” which I had never seen, because it aired several years after I had stopped watching new episodes due to the series having jumped the shark. Here’s a video of that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJzXbqyU8A

Anyway, the recent news article talks about how a citizen of New Mexico had applied for a marriage license in Washington D.C., but the government clerk was not willing to accept the man’s New Mexico driver’s license as proof of U.S. citizenship. The clerk said that the man would need a passport.

Such ignorance among a government employee who handles these kinds of things is inexcusable.

And how is it even possible for an adult who lives in the U.S. to not know that there is a U.S. state called New Mexico?

It was funny when Homer Simpson – a fictional character displayed such ignorance.

But it’s pathetic to be coming from a real life employee of the Washington D.C. government.

To make it worse, when the clerk went to ask a supervisor about this, the supervisor was also unaware that New Mexico was a U.S. state. The supervisor also said that the man would need a passport.

All together, it took a whopping 20 minutes until one of the multiple government employees in the department was finally willing to admit that New Mexico was indeed a U.S. state.

 

https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/2018/11/29/las-cruces-resident-prove-new-mexico-statehood-washington-dc/2149376002/

Couple forced to prove that New Mexico is a state while applying for marriage license

November 29, 2018

LAS CRUCES — Gavin Clarkson, a recent candidate for New Mexico secretary of state, experienced a one-of-our-50-is-missing moment earlier this month when applying for a marriage license in the nation’s capital.

Clarkson, who lives in Las Cruces, and his then-fiancée visited the District of Columbia Courts Marriage Bureau on Nov. 20 to apply for a marriage license.

But, once there, the couple encountered a small problem, Clarkson said. The clerk wouldn’t accept Clarkson’s driver’s license — from New Mexico — as proof of his identity. Rather, the clerk, who mistakenly believed Clarkson was a foreign citizen — said he would have to provide an international passport to get the marriage license.

After Clarkson objected, the clerk went to check with a supervisor, who confirmed Clarkson would need a passport.

“You know you are from flyover country when you are applying for a marriage license, give them your New Mexico driver’s license, and they come back and say: ‘My supervisor says we cannot accept international driver’s licenses. Do you have a New Mexico passport?'” Clarkson posted on Facebook recently.

Repeat attempt

Speaking with the Sun-News about the incident, Clarkson said the clerk went back to check a second time about whether she could accept a New Mexico driver’s license as proof of identify. After that, the personnel finally concluded New Mexico was in fact a U.S. state and accepted his driver’s license along with the application.

Clarkson, who has called New Mexico home since 2012, said he’s heard about the state’s residents experiencing such incidents when traveling, but “it was the first time it happened to me.”

“She thought New Mexico was a foreign country,” he said of the clerk. “All the couples behind us waiting in line were laughing.”

Clarkson’s wife, Marina, immigrated from Argentina in the 1990s, becoming a legal permanent resident and then a naturalized U.S. citizen. She speaks English fluently, though she has a slight accent. But the clerk complimented Clarkson, not Marina, on how well he spoke the language. He said his wife was in disbelief, wondering: “Why are you complimenting him on his English?”

‘It was a comical moment’

The incident took about 20 minutes altogether, and the clerk kindly apologized for the error, Clarkson said. While it was an annoyance at the time, looking back, he and his wife see the humor in it. The couple’s wedding ceremony — which also took place in Washington, D.C., where his wife lives — took place without any problems.

“Everything else went fine, but it was a comical moment in the whole process,” he said.

Notably, Clarkson is also an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation. If he’d shown that ID to the marriage bureau, he said, it could have cleared up the confusion over his identity.

“Apparently it would have been easier if I’d shown her my tribal ID,” he said.

The D.C. courts system acknowledged the staff error in response to a call from the Sun-News.

“We understand that a clerk in our Marriage Bureau made a mistake regarding New Mexico’s 106-year history as a state,” said Leah H. Gurowitz, director of media and public relations for D.C. Courts, in an email. “We very much regret the error and the slight delay it caused a New Mexico resident in applying for a DC marriage license.”

Not alone

Clarkson is not alone in his experience applying for a marriage license. In a regular feature dubbed “One of Our 50 is Missing,” New Mexico Magazine for years has documented with comedic flair New Mexicans’ frustrations and trials in trying to persuade non-New Mexicans across the country — and sometimes the world — that New Mexico is in fact one of the 50 U.S. states.

The Clarksons have since celebrated their wedding with a reception in Texas, where Marina’s family live; they plan to also have a reception in New Mexico.

Since the Nov. 6 election, Clarkson, who was the GOP’s nominee for New Mexico secretary of state, said he’s been in “recovery mode,” but he’s keeping his options open about what he’ll do next. He does plan to stay in New Mexico.

December 1, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Dumbing down, Education, Television. Leave a comment.

Video: Woman yells at disabled veteran for bringing his well behaved service dog to restaurant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtZKD9U5ypw

September 22, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Animals, Military. Leave a comment.

Texting pickup truck driver crosses center line and kills 13 people in church bus in Texas

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/31/witness-truck-driver-texas-crash-killed-13-texting/99888684/

Witness: Truck driver in Texas crash that killed 13 was texting

March 31, 2017

HOUSTON – The driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, apologized after the crash and acknowledged he had been texting while driving, a witness said Friday.

Jody Kuchler told The Associated Press he was driving behind the truck and had seen it moving erratically prior to the Wednesday collision on a two-lane road about 75 miles west (120 km) of San Antonio, near the town of Concan. Kuchler said the truck had crossed the center line several times while he followed it.

Kuchler said he called the sheriff’s offices for both Uvalde and Real counties while he followed the truck and told them “they needed to get him off the road before he hit somebody.”

Kuchler said he witnessed the crash and afterward, he checked on both the bus and the truck and was able to speak with the driver, who has been identified by the Texas Department of Public Safety as 20-year-old Jack Dillon Young, of Leakey, Texas.

“He said, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I was texting.’ I said, “Son, do you know what you just did? He said, ‘I’m sorry I’m sorry,’” Kuchler quoted the pickup driver as saying.

Department of Public Safety Sgt. Conrad Hein declined to comment on Friday on the cause of the crash or if texting might have played a role. But officials have said the truck driver appeared to have crossed the center line.

Young remains hospitalized following the crash.

Twelve people died at the scene, authorities said. Another bus passenger died at a San Antonio hospital.

The National Transportation Safety Board sent investigators on Thursday to start looking into the crash.

The First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas, said its members were returning from a three-day retreat at the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment in Leakey, about 9 miles from the crash site.

It is not yet clear if the bus passengers were wearing seatbelts or even if the minibus was fitted with suitable restraints.

The wreck occurred along a curve in the road where the speed limit is 65 mph, according to police officials.

April 1, 2017. Tags: , , , . texting while driving. 2 comments.

Economically illiterate Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney, who signed a soda tax, says it is “wrong” and “misleading” for businesses to pass the tax on to their customers

This idiot has just proven that he knows absolutely nothing about economics or how to run a business:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/01/10/retailers-blame-soda-tax-mayor-kenney-responds-with-harsh-words/

Retailers Blame Soda Tax; Mayor Kenney Responds With Harsh Words

January 10, 2017

Philadelphia shoppers have been finding steep surcharges on grocery bills since the sweetened beverage tax kicked in, but Mayor Jim Kenney describes some of it as “gouging” by retailers who want to make customers angry about the tax.

Signs went up in stores and on vending machines telling customers price hikes were part of the beverage tax, receipts were programmed to charge the tax as a separate line item, it was applied to items that weren’t taxed and retailers blamed the complex process of passing the tax along.

All of it, said Mayor Kenney, is “wrong” and “misleading.”

“This is what they do. They spent 10 1/2 Million dollars in an advertising campaign to beat the tax, they lost,” he said. “They spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and they lost. And they’ll continue to lose because their legal case is not sound and their public case is not sound.”

Kenney said he believes most customers understand the reason for the tax and he believes it doesn’t need to impact them as much as it has.

“They’re gouging their own customers.”

Among retailers, only Shop Rite has responded, saying they are passing the tax along because it greatly increases sweetened beverage prices and it wants customers to know.

January 13, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economics. 1 comment.

Lovely Warren, the mayor of Rochester, New York, said that even though red light cameras save lives, she wants to get rid of them because they disproportionately affect the poor

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/12/01/city-end-red-light-program/94730002/

Mayor cancels red light camera program

December 1, 2016

Citing disproportionate impact on some of the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods, Mayor Lovely Warren on Thursday announced an end to Rochester’s red-light camera program.

If City Council approves, the mayor said, the cameras will go dark Dec. 31.

“I reached the conclusion the benefits simply don’t justify a further extension” of the contract, she said. “I’m very concerned that too many of these tickets have been issued to those who simply can’t afford them, which is counter-productive to our efforts to reverse our city’s troubling rates of poverty.”

Rochester launched its red-light camera program in October 2010 and currently has 48 cameras at 32 intersections.

Each ticket issued carries a $50 fine, with a portion of that going to pay for rental of the cameras and processing of the tickets. The city’s contract with Redflex Traffic Systems is such that Redflex loses money unless the cameras generate enough ticket revenue to cover expenses. Anything above those expenses goes to the city.

Leonard Redon, special assistant to the deputy mayor, said the program typically generates actual revenue of between $800,000 and $1 million annually.

“That was something we had to take into consideration when making this decision,” he said. “But ultimately, this is about the citizens and their needs.”

In 2012, Rochester was among 533 communities across the country using red-light cameras to help enforce traffic law. That’s when red-light camera use reached its peak, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As of this month, just 430 communities are now using red-light cameras.

The reasons officials give for shuttering the systems vary, but often include a high cost for citations and citizen outcry over the automated enforcement.

In some areas, municipalities have run into trouble because traffic signals weren’t providing motorists a consistent 3.6-second interval for yellow lights, and others have run afoul of their own state laws governing how motorists  are notified of their tickets.

Acknowledging issues here, Warren noted that the program has been “wildly unpopular” since its inception.

Transportation groups nonetheless advocate for red light cameras. The Insurance Institute says flipping the switch on the program will likely cost lives. According to their studies, cities that ran with red-light cameras between 2010 and 2014 saw a 21 percent drop in the number of fatal red-light-running crashes, while those that turned their systems off saw a 30 percent increase.

David Goldenberg, a spokesman with the Traffic Safety Coalition, said there’s no question data shows red-light cameras make intersections safer.

“The data is absolutely conclusive that cameras made Rochester roads safer and data from around the country shows that red-light running crashes, injuries and even deaths per capita go up when the cameras get turned off,” he said.

Here, a study released by the city in May showed an overall reduction of 21 percent in crashes at intersections with red-light cameras since the cameras were installed. The report looked at nearly 6,000 accident reports dating back to 2007.

Still, Warren said, she found the report unpersuasive.

“Some of the intersections with cameras did see a decrease in red-light violations, others saw an increase and some stayed the same,” she said. “Meanwhile the ZIP codes that have the city’s highest poverty rates, like 14605, 14609 and 14621 generated the highest numbers of red-light camera tickets.”

Rochester attorney Lawrence Krieger, an outspoken critic of the red-light camera program — who filed an unsuccessful lawsuit challenging the city’s use of the technology — said the decision to stop using them was a long time coming.

“This is an early Christmas present to the drivers of Rochester, to the voters of Rochester,” he said. “But I’ll take it either way. This shows this was never about safety or people actually running red lights…I’m glad the mayor reached this conclusion and I think stopping the program because it so unfairly and disproportionately hurts poor people is a good enough reason.”

In his lawsuit, Krieger claimed red-light cameras deny motorists basic protections of due process, but a state Supreme Court Justice in 2013 upheld the city’s program.

“My legal battle went back through the court system three years ago and the city won in the court of law, but today we won in the court of public opinion,” said Krieger. “The city had six years of a cash grab and that’s enough.”

City officials will determine how to best absorb the loss of ticket revenue as they begin developing the 2017-18 budget in January.

While the cameras are slated to go dark at the end of the month, all tickets issued in the past and until the program shuts down will still have to be paid, said Warren.

And, she said, Rochester police will continue to enforce traffic law, even without the cameras.

“Let me be perfectly clear: running a red light is very dangerous and puts our citizens and visitors at risk,” she said. “Running a red light is still against the law, it was against the law when we started this program and it will continue to be against the law when we end this program.”

December 5, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Political correctness, Politics, Social justice warriors. 1 comment.

For white nationalists, Trump win a dream come true, says alt-right leader from Dallas

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas/2016/11/16/trumps-rise-first-stage-white-nationalist-movement-says-alt-right-leader-dallas

For white nationalists, Trump win a dream come true, says alt-right leader from Dallas

November 16, 2016

Richard Spencer was euphoric the night Donald Trump was elected president.

“When it happened, I thought I might have been dreaming,” he said.

Spencer, a 38-year-old Dallas native and graduate of St. Mark’s School of Texas prep school, is a key intellectual leader of the alternative right, a label he coined in 2008 to describe the radical conservative movement defined by white nationalism and a fervent resistance to multiculturalism and globalism.

In his mind, Trump “is the first step, the first stage towards identity politics for white people.”

“That is something major,” Spencer said Tuesday night. “He’s not your father’s conservative. He’s not in this to promote free markets or neoconservative foreign politics or to protect Israel, for that matter. He’s in this to protect his people. He’s in this to protect the historic American nation.”

During the interview or shortly after it, Spencer’s Twitter account was suspended, along with those of several other prominent alt-right figures. He called the suspensions an act of “corporate Stalinism” carried out to mollify accusations that social media was responsible for Trump’s election — an analysis with which he agrees.

“This is just a sign that we have power,” he says in a video titled “The Knight of the Long Knives,” posted shortly after the “purge.”

Over the course of Trump’s presidential campaign, Spencer and others who championed the president-elect as an “alt-right hero” have blitzed out of the dark corners of the internet and into the national spotlight.

They have attracted thousands of new followers through their use of social media, memes and the internet more broadly. They have been labeled as racists, anti-Semites, xenophobes and bigots. They’re self-identified “deplorables” who claim they’ve been silenced by mainstream conservatism for far too long.

And if you ask them, Trump’s election on Nov. 9 made them the “vanguards” of American conservatism. In short, they believe they just hijacked the GOP.

“They are a conscious repudiation of the American conservative movement,” said Dan Morenoff, a 42-year-old lawyer from North Dallas and former head of the Republican Jewish Coalition chapter in North Texas. “They affirmatively reject the American ideals that conservatives have tried to conserve over the last 50 years. But I think a better description for them is barbarians. They are barbarians who would replace American culture with an ethno-national state.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center labeled Spencer an “academic racist” who takes a “quasi-intellectual approach to white separatism.”

Spencer prefers to call himself an “identitarian” but will accept white nationalist. He is adamant that he’s not a white supremacist, which implies a desire for whites to rule over nonwhites. Such a hierarchy would be “disastrous,” he said.

He’s the editor of Radix Journal, an online magazine focused on alt-right theory, and he serves as director and president of the National Policy Institute, an alt-right think tank he plans to use as a vessel to push Trump further in the direction of anti-war, anti-immigration and, most importantly, pro-white policies.

He envisions a white ethno-state utopia, devoid of black people, Muslims, Jews, Asians or anyone else without a common European heritage and culture. He believes white people in America have become rootless wanderers, displaced by immigrants who are now waging a kind of proxy war against the European cultural foundation upon which the U.S. was built.

“Look, I care about my people more than I care about others,” Spencer said. “It’s very simple. What form that takes, I don’t know. But I don’t believe in equality. I don’t care about everyone. I don’t care about the world. I want to fight for my people first.”

He says he holds no animosity for people of color and other minorities. In fact, he said he sympathizes with their plight in America and understands “why they never felt part of this country.”

But his sympathies don’t override what he believes is the inherent, genetically motivated animosity different races hold toward each other. Because of this natural hate, he believes walls will ultimately be more successful in promoting peace than bridges will be.

These views have some local Jewish community members “horrified,” but Morenoff said no one has any reason to be afraid. The alt-right may support Trump, but the general sentiment in the American community is far from the hate he says they espouse. He is however “preaching constant vigilance to people — wherever they are on the political spectrum.”

Other critics, like Denton activist Deborah Armintor,  consider the movement a fantasy that is no less frightening for its flawed philosophy.

“They call themselves the alt-right, but I see that as a code word for white supremacism,” said Armintor.
Armintor, a faculty member in the English department and the Jewish and Israel Studies program at the University of North Texas, ran for an at-large seat on the Denton City Council this year but lost.

She says she was “paralyzed” for two days after Trump’s election but has since “snapped back into action” and will resist the “new vision for America” represented by the alt-right, which she says the president-elect “glommed on to.”

Armintor said the entire foundation of the white nationalist philosophy is flawed and a “complete fantasy.” North America was originally settled by Native Americans, and it was only after Europeans forcibly removed them from the land, and introduced slavery to the new continent, that European culture flourished.

In her mind, America has always been and will be a multicultural nation, albeit one with a complicated and painful history.

“I don’t have to make a case or plea for my existence or any of my friends’ existences. We’re here,” she said. “It’s the white supremacist, it’s those people who have to explain their position. They’re the ones who have to explain how they can dare to say these things in America after the Holocaust and genocides all over the world because of precisely these attitudes.”

Spencer currently resides in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana, in what was described as a “Bavarian-style mansion” in a profile in Mother Jones. He was born in Massachusetts but moved to the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas when he was about 2 years old.

“It was a fairly idyllic, suburban childhood,” Spencer said with a laugh. “I remember riding bikes around the neighborhood, and so on. I guess you could say I lived in a bubble to a certain extent, like a lot of the kids in that area. But it was very nice.”

He attended St. Mark’s School of Texas, one of the most prestigious all-boys prep schools in the Southwest. He described himself as an average student who didn’t stand out among the bright minds surrounding him. He played varsity football and baseball. He directed a minimalist stage play titled K2 about two men stuck on a mountain 27,000 feet above sea level.

“You would’ve never guessed that I would become a political radical,” he said. “When I was a kid in Dallas — even a young man in Dallas — I was not a political radical. I don’t think there was anything in my childhood that inspired me to go down this path. If anything, I went down this path in spite of my background.”

Spencer said his father, a Dallas-based ophthalmologist, and mother are registered Republicans who aren’t passionate about politics and have “mainstream” conservative opinions and morals. He described them as “standard Episcopalian Dallasites.”

“Their political beliefs are not mine,” Spencer said. “I’m a bit of a black sheep.”

According to Mother Jones, Spencer was friends with the only black student in his class at St. Mark’s, John Lewis. Lewis said he never thought Spencer was a racist, but another student told Mother Jones they remembered Spencer making “conservative, racially laced comments.”

Spencer dismissed the claim, saying he didn’t come to hold his radical views until college. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, where he double-majored in English and music.

During this period, he was influenced by the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche and Jared Taylor, a founding figure in the American white nationalist movement and editor of American Renaissance.

“I think my personality was open to these ideas,” he said. “I think it was a combination of nature and nurture. I was who I was, even as a child.”

He later studied humanities at the University of Chicago and then pursued a doctoral degree at Duke University for two years before he was offered at job at The American Conservative magazine and dropped out.

He was eventually fired because of his radical views, and in December  2009, he started AlternativeRight.com, which eventually became Radix Journal. In 2011 he became president of the National Policy Institute and has used it as a platform to promote his white nationalist ideas ever since.

The day after Trump was elected president, Spencer streamed a video on Periscope of himself describing his feelings about the results and what they represented. Viewers thanked him for laying the groundwork for Trump’s election. But he humbly deflected the congratulatory remarks.

“This really was one of the greatest moments of my life,” he said. “It’s hard to explain how enthusiastic I was last night. This is what I’ve been living for.”

Days after Trump was elected, he appointed Steve Bannon, the former executive of Brietbart News who is credited with guiding Trump’s campaign to victory, as his chief strategist.

The appointment drew heavy criticism because Breitbart has often been deemed a mouthpiece for the alt-right movement and white nationalist writers. Many Democratic legislators called for Trump to rescind the offer.

Spencer, on the other hand, welcomed the appointment and said it was the “best possible position” for Bannon in the Trump White House.

“Bannon will answer directly to Trump and focus on the big picture, and not get lost in the weeds,” he tweeted. “Bannon is not a ‘chief of staff,’ which requires a ‘golden retriever’ personality. He’ll be freed up to chart Trump’s macro trajectory.”

Armintor and Morenoff, two 42-year-old professionals from the Dallas area, are on opposite ends of the political spectrum but have both met Trump’s election with far more reserve. And they both stand in direct, aggressive opposition to the alt-right and white nationalism.

Armintor said she remains horrified but motivated to work at a local level to promote civic engagement and unity.

Morenoff said the alt-right’s rise is “deeply troubling,” but he will continue to scrutinize the executive branch.

“The alt-right is very happy about the election of Donald Trump,” he said. “They have adopted him as a mascot, but that doesn’t mean their feelings are mutual.”

While he doesn’t know if alt-right figures will be satisfied or disappointed by a Trump presidency, he recognizes this moment in American history as an opportunity to think critically about limited government.

“If the election of one political figure has the power to scare you this much, you should join with conservative groups to make sure the powers of the executive branch are not so strong that they make you feel afraid,” he said.

November 17, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Donald Trump, Racism. 1 comment.

Here’s an awesome eight minute criticism of liberals who stand in front of oncoming traffic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeXp7shh8i4

November 16, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Idiots blocking traffic. Leave a comment.

Poll: Is it a good idea, or a bad idea, to stand in the street in front of oncoming traffic?

Since YouTube came into existence many years ago, I have watched a huge number of different videos of protestors in the U.S. standing in the street in front of oncoming traffic.

And in every case – every single one – the protestors were always left wing, and never right wing.

Occupy Wall St. took that term literally – they occupied the street. So did Black Lives Matter. And now the anti-Trumpers are doing it.

But of all the tea party protests and other right wing protests in the U.S. that I have ever watched, I have never seen even one where they were standing in the street in front of oncoming traffic.

Why is that?

Here is a recent anti-Trump protest from San Diego, where they are standing in the street, in the dark of night, in front of oncoming traffic, and which shows – with a very loud “THUD!” – one of them getting hit by a car:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_UAt3nEFvQ

November 16, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Idiots blocking traffic, Polls. 2 comments.

Hundreds of anti-Trump protestors blocking highway at night are shocked when one of them actually gets hit by a car

I’ve said this before about this kind of situation, and I’ll say it again: I’m guessing there’s not a single STEM major in this entire group of hundreds of idiots.

The laws of physics are very unforgiving.

Reality is reality, and no matter how much these ignoramuses try to ignore it, it’s still going to be there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_UAt3nEFvQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjbPi00k_ME

http://www.10news.com/news/hundreds-of-ucsd-students-shut-down-i-5-in-protest

Hundreds of UCSD students shut down I-5 in protest

November 9,, 2016

LA JOLLA, Calif. – Hundreds of students poured into the streets around the University of California, San Diego, overnight Tuesday following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election.

At around midnight, hundreds of students began marching and chanting as they made their way through campus and onto Interstate 5 near La Jolla Village Drive Bridge, shutting down traffic as they walked in the freeway.

Sometime after 1 a.m., a UCSD fresman protester was struck and injured by a car on the freeway. She was taken to a local hospital with a broken leg, a school official confirmed. She was in stable condition.

Eventually the crowd dispersed. There were no arrests.

November 14, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Donald Trump, Idiots blocking traffic, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

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