The New York Times accidentally admitted that affirmative action hurts black college students

This recent New York Times article talks about a black student at Amherst College whom the New York Times claims is “unprepared academically” for the particular college that she is attending.

So I’m trying to think of all the reasons why someone who is “unprepared academically” for this particular college would get admitted to this particular college. Here are the reasons that I can think of:

1) Their parents made a big donation to the college.

2) They were admitted for their athletic ability.

3) They were admitted as a result of affirmative action.

If anyone here can think of any other reason, please post it in the comment section.

Anyway, it’s that third reason that I’m interested in for this discussion.

Without specifically mentioning affirmative action, the New York Times article makes a good case against affirmative action.

The student in question even says “I always feel like I need to prove to other people that I do belong here.”

I would respond to that by saying that anyone who is “unprepared academically” for this particular college does in fact not “belong” at this particular college.

Please note that no one said this student was “unprepared academically” for college in general. Instead, this student is “unprepared academically” for this particular college.

But there are thousands of other colleges in the U.S.

If affirmative action did not exist, then instead of getting admitted to this particular college, this student would have been admitted to a different college – one for which she was “prepared academically” instead of one for which she was “unprepared academically.”

Attending a college that is too difficult, is far worse than attending a college that matches your abilities. Affirmative action is causing terrible harm to these students. Colleges should get rid of affirmative action, so that each student will be matched up with a college that matches his or her own abilities.

Here is the relevant text from the New York Times article:

One young woman said she went to sleep at night wishing she would not wake up. Imani Marshall, a senior pre-med student from Chicago, who is black, felt a shudder of recognition and started to cry.

Ms. Marshall, who went to a selective public school in Chicago and came to Amherst on full financial aid, said she had felt unprepared academically and socially for Amherst. Yet she felt that by asking for help, she would undermine not just her own standing but that of her entire race.

“I feel like an impostor,” Ms. Marshall said the other day over lunch at the central dining hall. “I close myself off a lot of times from help. I always feel like I need to prove to other people that I do belong here.”


November 29, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Education, Racism. Leave a comment.

Hear about Islam from a woman who grew up as Muslim in the Middle East (9 minute video)

Wikipedia says of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam:

Traditional sources dictate Aisha was six or seven years old when betrothed to Muhammad, with the marriage not being consummated until she had reached puberty at the age of nine or ten years old.

Wikipedia also says:

The majority of traditional hadith sources state that Aisha was married to Muhammad at the age of six or seven, but she stayed in her parents’ home until the age of nine, or ten according to Ibn Hisham, when the marriage was consummated with Muhammad, then 53, in Medina.

So, according to most scholars of the Islamic religion, when Muhammad, upon whom the religion is based, was 53, he raped a girl who was, at most, 10 years old.

Here’s a video about this subject. As a child, the female speaker in the video, against her will, was raised as a Muslim.

Today, as an adult, she chooses to be non-Muslim.

She says that anyone who knowingly chooses to honor a child molester is evil. I agree with her.

Although she doesn’t specifically say so, I think, in my opinion, her demeanor suggests that when she herself was a child, she was raped by someone who honored Muhammad. In the video as an adult, when she talks about how Muhammad was a child molester, she seems nervous and terrified, as if she is suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome. I sincerely believe that she is trying to prevent other little girls from suffering what she herself has been through.

Here’s what Barack Obama thinks of child molester Muhammad, and the religion that is based on child molester Muhammad:

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For other examples of how Obama supports Islam, the religion that is based on child molester Muhammad, please see this other blog entry that I wrote, which is called Here are 36 reasons why I would not be surprised if Obama wanted Iran to destroy Israel

November 26, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Religion. 3 comments.

As far as I can tell, “Black Lives Matter” has shown zero anger or protest toward black student who posted “I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning.”

Over at Saginaw Valley State University, a 21 year old black student named Emmanuel D. Bowden posted the following message online:

“I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning.”

He could receive 20 years in prison for this.

It’s been six days since this information has been reported by the media, and yet, as far as I have been able to tell, the “Black Lives Matter” movement has not expressed any anger toward Bowden, or carried out any protests against him. Which verifies a post that I wrote a year ago, called “Black lives matter – except for the 93% of black murder victims who are killed by other blacks.

If anyone finds a story of “Black Lives Matter” members being angry toward Bowden, or protesting against him, please post a link in the comment section. Thank you.


November 23, 2015. Tags: , , , , , . Black lives matter, Politics, Racism, Violent crime. 4 comments.

Hillary Clinton allegedly threatened to shut down a comedy club for showing this three minute video

Here’s the video, which contains profanity:

National Review reports:

Hillary’s Campaign Ordered a Comedy Club Not to Make Fun of Her — Someone Should Tell Her This Isn’t China

The campaign actually threatened to shut the club down.

November 19, 2015

Hollywood’s Laugh Factory posted a three-minute video of comedians telling jokes about Hillary Clinton on its website…

… her campaign called the club demanding that it take the video down and give them the personal contact information of every single comic who appeared in it…

Club owner Jamie Masada reports that the campaign actually threatened to put the club out of business if he did not heed their demands…

The same information has also been reported by the Blaze and Judicial Watch.

However, I haven’t been able to find any mainstream media sources that have reported this information.

So, one of the two following things must be true: either the information is false, or, the mainstream media has failed to do its job.

If it is true, then this, by itself, is enough to convince me that Clinton does not support the Bill of Rights, and, therefore, should not be President. It also makes me wonder why the mainstream media has chosen to avoid reporting it.

If it’s not true, then the Laugh Factory owes Clinton a big apology.


November 19, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. 2 comments.

Snopes falsely says, “The Obama administration didn’t sue on behalf of Muslim truck drivers who refused to transport alcohol.”

In May 2013, the EEOC reported:

EEOC Sues Star Transport, Inc. for Religious Discrimination

Agency Charges Trucking Company Failed to Accommodate and Wrongfully Terminated Two Muslim Employees For Refusal to Deliver Alcohol Due to Religious Beliefs

Afterward, snopes reported:

The Obama administration didn’t sue on behalf of Muslim truck drivers who refused to transport alcohol.



November 5, 2015. Tags: , . Media bias. 7 comments.

Colorado judge rules that a Facebook post is an illegal campaign contribution

I agree with the law professor who said this could be troubling for free speech. I worry about the precedent that it creates, and about the possibility of it eventually being expanded to any kind of political speech that anyone makes on the internet.

USA Today reports:

Judge: School’s Facebook post a campaign contribution

DENVER — A Colorado judge has ruled that a charter school’s Facebook post amounts to an illegal campaign contribution to a school board candidate.

In August, Liberty Common School in Fort Collins, Colo., shared a newspaper article about a student’s parent running for a board seat in a neighboring school district. Liberty Common’s principal, former Colorado GOP Rep. Bob Schaffer, then shared the post and called candidate Tomi Grundvig an “excellent education leader” who would provide “sensible stewardship” of Thompson School District.

An administrative law judge, Matthew E. Norwood, called the violation “minor,” and ruled that “no government money of any significant amount was spent to make the contribution.” He also focused on the post to the school’s specific page, not Schaffer’s personal page.

“The school’s action was the giving of a thing of value to the candidate, namely favorable publicity,” Norwood wrote in his Oct. 14 ruling, which became public Wednesday. “It was given indirectly to her for the purpose of promoting her election.”

Law professor Scott Moss of the University of Colorado called that point troubling for its implications on political speech.

“I don’t buy that under the First Amendment speech about a candidate can be deemed a contribution,” Moss said after reading the ruling. “Is speech valuable? Yes. But that’s not a basis for restricting core political speech.”


November 5, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Police state, Politics. 2 comments.

Hillary Clinton’s newest campaign promise: “Former presidents won’t have to declare their criminal history.”


November 5, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Politics. 2 comments.

With easy gun access, and 26,000 people, Squirrel Hill has had zero gun murders in the last decade

I live in Pennsylvania, where it’s very easy to get a gun.

My neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, in Pittsburgh, has 26,000 people.

In the last 10 years, there has been only one murder in my neighborhood. This gives it an annual murder rate of 0.4 per 100,000 people. If my neighborhood was its own country, it would have the sixth lowest murder rate of any country in the world.

That one murder consisted of a burglar bludgeoning a 90-year-old homeowner to death. He was convicted after just 14 months, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The burglar was from another neighborhood.

Lest anyone think it is a rich, exclusive neighborhood, the rent for my one bedroom apartment is only $725 a month, and there are quite a few vacancies in my building every summer, as many of the tenants are graduate students from all over the world, who only live here for a few years.

Anyway, I think it’s interesting that in my neighborhood of 26,000 people, where it’s very easy to get a gun, there have been exactly zero gun murders in the past decade.

October 27, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , . Gun control, Pittsburgh, Politics, Squirrel Hill. 7 comments.

Bernie Sanders supports $15 minimum wage, but only pays his interns $12 an hour

Bernie Sanders wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

But he only pays his interns $12 an hour.

I am curious to hear his explanation for this.


October 23, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Economics, Politics. 5 comments.

S.F. middle school delays election results because winners not diverse enough

The principal of this school was born in the wrong country. Perhaps in her next life (if such a thing exists) she’ll be born in one of those dictatorships where political leaders can cancel elections if they don’t like the results.

After many days of protests, she finally did announce the results, but she said of those results, “It’s not okay for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white.”

In other words, she thinks it’s not OK for people of color to make their own decisions when it comes to voting. According to her, people of color should only be allowed to vote for people of color, and should not be allowed to vote for white people.

The Washington Post reports:

S.F. middle school delays election results because winners not diverse enough

When Everett held its election three days later, its principal promptly refused to release the results, saying she was concerned that the winners were not diverse enough.

Critics compared her to a dictator who scraps elections when results don’t go her way.

Everett’s 36-year-old principal, Lena Van Haren, was disturbed by the lack of diversity among the winners…

Only 20 percent of students are white…

… nearly a week after the election, Van Haren sent out an e-mail to parents explaining her decision to withhold the election results.

“This is complex, but as a parent and a principal, I truly believe it behooves us to be thoughtful about our next steps here so that we can have a diverse student council that is truly representative of all voices at Everett,” she wrote

In the comments section of local media, critics demanded Van Haren’s resignation. Some ominously quoted George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984.” Others compared her to a slew of strongmen.

“I’m sure Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and Napoleon did the same in the name of some bulls— excuse,” another wrote.

Van Haren ultimately gave in, going from class to class and announcing the election results.

“While there was some diversity among the 10 winners, no English learners were elected, even though they make up about a third of enrollment,” the Chronicle reported. “African American and Latino students were underrepresented, while white, Asian and mixed-race students, who are in the minority at the school, took the top four spots.”

Van Haren declined to comment to The Post when reached by phone on Monday night. But she hasn’t backed down from her belief that a diverse population should translate to equally diverse representatives.

“It’s not okay for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white,” she told the Chronicle.

October 21, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Education, Politics, Racism. 1 comment.

Councilwoman wants police department to hire black police officers who can’t read well enough to do their job

A city councilwoman in Oakland, California, wants the police to lower their standards on their written test so more blacks can become police officers. The exam measures reading comprehension and other things that are necessary for the police to properly to their job.

You know what? I’m sick of fighting against this kind of nonsense. And I don’t live in that city anyway. So let them adopt her proposal. Let’s see what happens when a city hires police officers who don’t know how to read at the level that their job requires. It would make a great experiment.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

An Oakland City Council member who wants the Police Department to hire more African American officers has focused her attention on the written exam for new applicants — which is the point where many candidates get eliminated.

Councilwoman Desley Brooks suggested the department could consider lowering the passing score on the written test or getting rid of the exam altogether.

The exam… measures reading comprehension, and knowledge of certain vocabulary words — such as “corroborate.”

… the written exam is a critical indicator of whether an officer can fill out police reports, gather testimony from witnesses and comprehend the laws he or she has to enforce.

October 18, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Dumbing down, Education, Politics, Racism. 3 comments.

Here are 13 more reasons I’m sooo glad I didn’t vote for Obama

The complete list can be found at

Here are the new entries:

October 18, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 1 comment.

Armed guards protect Senate Democrats as they demand new gun-control laws

I would like to thank these Senate Democrats for proving that guns do indeed have a legitimate use.

The Washington Times reports:

Armed guards protect Senate Democrats as they demand new gun-control laws

October 8, 2015

Senate Democrats gathered Thursday on the steps of the Capitol surrounded by about a dozen armed guards to announce a new push for tougher gun-control laws.

The officers from the U.S. Capitol Police, who carried sidearms, were in addition to the regular detail patroling the Capitol grounds due the large number of elected officials attending the event, according to a officer on the scene.

About 27 Democratic senators attended the event.

They announced a set of priorities for combating gun violence, which centered on measures to expand and strengthen background checks for gun purchasers.

They echoed calls by President Obama following the mass shooting last week at a community college in Oregon in which he urged Americans to put pressure on lawmakers to take action to stop the scourge of gun violence in the country.

“We are asking, as the president said, to make their voices heard,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, “We expect there will be a groundswell.”

The Democrats’ priorities for gun control, which also closely mirrored the plan rolled out last week by Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, included:

*Closing background check “loopholes,” such as stopping criminals from buying firearms at gun shows or online;

*Improving background checks to include barring domestic abusers and stalkers from buying guns;

*And shutting down the “illegal gun pipeline” by making straw purchasing of guns and gun trafficking a federal crime.

“The victims and their families deserve better than a Congress that shrugs its shoulders and waited for the next tragedy,” said Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat. “They deserve action.”

October 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Gun control, Politics. 3 comments.

Obama forces successful supermarket chains to sell supermarkets to a failing company that shuts them down

The Obama administration recently forced successful supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway to sell some of their supermarkets to the Haggen supermarket chain.

Six months later, Haggen declared bankruptcy, and said it would close at least 100 of its supermarkets.

Grocery strategist Burt P. Flickinger said:

“This is the fastest (failure) in modern supermarket history… In all of retail, I haven’t seen anything like this.”

This does not surprise me. Obama is a cronyist, and everything he touches turns into bantha pudu.


October 4, 2015. Tags: , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 27 comments.

I just added items #1,126 through #1,137 to my list of Obama’s lies and lawbreaking

The complete list can be found at

Here are the new entries:

September 24, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 3 comments.

For not doing their jobs, Obama defends Muslims but jails a Christian

In May 2013, the Obama administration sued Star Transport, Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Illinois, because it fired Muslim truck drivers who refused to drive trucks that were carrying alcoholic beverages.

However, earlier this week, the Obama administration pursued federal action against Kim Davis, a Christian court clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and a federal judge put her in jail.

Here’s my take on both of these incidents: if someone refuses to do their job, they should be fired. An employer who fires an employee for not doing their job should not be sued by the government. Putting someone in jail for not doing their job is something that only a totalitarian would support – anyone who believes in freedom and liberty would find such an action reprehensible.

Obama’s different standards for Muslims and Christians is deplorable. Whatever position the Obama administration takes for workers who refuse to do their jobs, it should have the same standards for Muslims and Christians.


September 3, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics, Religion. 17 comments.

Liberal Rebecca Watson explains why it’s OK that rich kids will get to see new episodes of Sesame Street nine months before poor kids

In this video, liberal Rebecca Watson praises HBO for funding new episodes of Sesame Street, which it will let PBS air for free after nine months. The number of new episodes produced per year is also getting bigger because of this deal with HBO.

I agree with Ms. Watson that this is a good idea. She admits that rich kids will get to see the new episodes nine months earlier than poor kids, but also says that this is not a problem. I praise her for seeing this as a win-win situation instead of as a class-warfare type thing. I wish more liberals shared her way of thinking.

I myself grew up watching Sesame Street, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, The Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact, and other educational shows on PBS, and I am definitely a better person for having done so. Perhaps this makes me a “bad” libertarian, but I can’t think of any practical reason to oppose government funded public television. In theory, libertarians such as myself are supposed to be against it. But I believe that in this particular case, real world evidence proves that the theory is wrong. The financial cost of public television, as a percentage of the federal budget, has always been trivial, and the educational benefits of public television over the decades have been enormous. I am glad that I, as well as millions of other people, watched it when we were children, and if that required the use of taxpayers’ money, then so be it.


August 27, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Education, Politics, Television. 2 comments.

Poll: “Congrats Michael Brown one year with no criminal behavior”

I think this sign is a great idea, because it tells the truth. It seems to me the only people who would be upset by it are the people who don’t want people to know that Brown was a criminal. For example, Obama tried to block the release of the security video which showed Brown committing theft and assault, despite the fact that there had been multiple Freedom of Information requests for the video. I like this sign because it is a victory for the truth.

The News-Gazette reports:

Business’ sign causes a stir

August 13, 2015

FARMER CITY — A local business owner with a penchant for controversy set his sights on Ferguson, Mo., this week.

“Congrats Michael Brown one year with no criminal behavior,” the sign outside Schmidt’s Welding and Machine Shop in Farmer City read Tuesday and early Wednesday, days after the one-year anniversary of a Ferguson police officer shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Phil Schmidt, who owns the sign and the business, was unapologetic…

“It is what it is — all these people in Ferguson going crazy over a guy that broke the law three times that day, tried to kill a cop, tried to get his gun, it’s crazy,” Schmidt said Wednesday morning when contacted by The News-Gazette.

He added: “What they’re doing to cops makes me sick.”

Here’s a picture of the sign from the article:

Michael Brown sign


Here’s the video of Michael Brown committing theft and assault:

August 17, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Politics, Polls, Racism, Violent crime. 1 comment.

Here are 18 more reasons I’m sooo glad I didn’t vote for Obama

The complete list can be found at

Here are the new entries:

August 15, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 5 comments.

Ben Carson: ‘I Used to Be a Flaming Liberal’ (five minute YouTube video)


August 10, 2015. Tags: , , . Politics. 1 comment.

Summary of Obama’s IRS scandal, as of July 31, 2015

In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words “tea party” or “patriot” were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members.

July 31, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, IRS, Police state, Politics. Leave a comment.

Here are 36 reasons why I would not be surprised if Obama wanted Iran to destroy Israel

I have a crazy conspiracy, for which I have no proof, and for which I could be completely wrong: Obama’s #1, long term, biggest goal as President, which supersedes anything else, is that he wants to help Iran get enough uranium to build enough nuclear bombs to destroy Israel.

July 17, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics, Religion. 14 comments.

Here are 17 more reasons I’m sooo glad I didn’t vote for Obama

The complete list can be found at

Here are the new entries:

July 6, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 2 comments.

Obama administration makes changes to Federal Aviation Administration because too many white males were passing their air traffic controller classes

The Obama administration has abandoned the old system for getting qualified air-traffic controller applicants because too many of them were white males, and replaced it with a new system that asks applicants how many different sports they played when they were in high school.


July 5, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Education, Politics, Racism. 4 comments.

Idiotic Hillary Clinton supporters are shocked to find out that she’s rich

I’m just paraphrasing, so these aren’t actual quotes from the video. But they are an overall summary:

“Which presidential candidates own these four mansions?”

“Well, they’re all really big and expensive looking, so it must be Republicans. Rubio? Carson? Trump, I think, because he’s rich.”

“Actually, all four are owned by Hillary Clinton.”

“Really? How can that be possible? Hillary isn’t rich!”

And that reminds me of this scene from the movie Casablanca:

July 4, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

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