Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween - A Social Justice Warrior's Anthem

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Spooky social justice parodies! WOOOOOOO!!!
Social Justice Warriors are out in force this Halloween, folks.  The SJW mob has taken it upon themselves to police the costumes you plan to wear.  Aleister over at Legal Insurrection has even more examples of progressives making sure your fun doesn't offend their delicate sensibilities.  It's enough to scare the pants off of any reasonable person, really.

The sad thing, though, is that they're doing it all wrong.  If you're going to take it upon yourself to police your friend's costumes at least have a little fun with it.  Come up with a catchy little tune that you can sing while you scream.  Something memorable.  Something witty.

With that in mind I've taken it upon myself to come up with an anthem for the Social Justice Warrior to hum while they ruin the office Halloween party.  Set to the tune of "This is Halloween" from Tim Burton's: A Nightmare Before Christmas.  It's not the full song as it's quite long.  I've included a little video of the song for those of you who have never seen the movie (shame on you).


Enjoy!

Verse 1
Boys and girls of every age,
Ball your fists up in outrage.

Costumes make you shriek in fright,
For social justice you must fight!

Chorus

This is Halloween, this is Halloween,
Social justice in the dead of night!

This is Halloween go ahead and make a scene.
Kick and scream till you get your way,
(whispered)
You know you're right.

Verse 2
 
In our town, everybody scream!
Justice on this Halloween.
I am the bro wearing black guy clothes,
Face dark as night but skin white as snow.

I am the one wearing Caitlyn's dress,
Might be a guy, but I got my own breasts. 

Chorus

Social justice now, social justice now,
Justice now!  Justice now!  Justice now!

Don't you fret, don't you frown,
Social justice reigns in Halloween-town!
 
Happy Halloween you politically incorrect bastards!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Trick, Treat...Or Social Justice?

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This is Halloween, this is Halloween!  Social Justice in the dead of night!

Say you're a humble little social justice warrior.  It's the Friday night before Halloween, and you ain't got shit to do.  What's a perfect way to pass your time?  Well, there's a lot of people out there who are going to use Halloween as an opportunity to wear costumes that you deem offensive.  Someone has be the hero.  Someone has to stop these monsters.  But how to do it?  Fear not you white knights, Katie Dupere over at Mashable has got you covered:

Offensive costumes are somewhat commonplace in our society, and as a result, we just don't talk about them. That silence leads to a lack of awareness, and often allows cultural appropriation to continue.

"People are ignorant," Dr. Susana Morris, professor at Auburn University and cofounder of the Crunk Feminist Collective, tells Mashable. "And I mean ignorant in the truest sense of the word. They just don't know stuff. But that doesn't excuse it."

Seeing an offensive costume can leave you feeling inspired to speak up. But before you do, there's a lot to think about.

Here are six things to consider when confronting people who choose offensive costumes.
 The six point list is basically a play-by-play for those who are one offense away from a lights-out heart attack.  It includes such gems as helping your friends " think critically about their potential costume choices and encourage them to find other options," and asking them (as well as others) what they were thinking when they picked out their costume.  What if your friends don't want to be preached to and simply want to enjoy the holiday?  Feel free to dump their sorry, unenlightened asses.  All in the name of fighting cultural appropriation and "helping" people make the right choices of course.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't there better uses of a person's time than policing the Halloween costume another person wears?  I'm sure if we put our collective minds to it we could figure out some issues that are more important.  Black on black crime, the current gulf between police and the public, income inequality, the list goes on.  I know, I know, little drops and all that.  Even still, who the hell cares what someone wears on Halloween?

But hey, what do I know?  I'm not the crusading Social Justice Warrior fighting against the injustices of what some bro decides to wear while doing keg stands.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Why do Lefties Run GOP Debates? The Answer is Simple... - UPDATED

Trigger Warning:
The Mainstream Media makes me sad ; ;
So full disclosure: I didn't watch the GOP debate last night.  Between chasing after a toddler and getting dinner ready, I was pretty much spent by the time the main event rolled around.  I have been reading a lot of the coverage this morning, though.  Pretty much everything I've heard about the GOP debate last night has been bad.  Seems that just about everyone on all sides agrees the CNBC GOP debate was probably the most horribly moderated debate ever.  Yahoo! News has the story:

At the conclusion of the two-hour event in Boulder, Colorado, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus derided the moderators and their questions - an unusual move for the leader of the party that sanctioned the event for candidates seeking the party's nomination for the November 2016 election.

"While I was proud of our candidates and the way they handled tonight’s debate, the performance by the CNBC moderators was extremely disappointing and did a disservice to their network, our candidates, and voters,” Priebus said in a statement. “Our diverse field of talented and exceptionally qualified candidates did their best to share ideas for how to reinvigorate the economy and put Americans back to work despite deeply unfortunate questioning from CNBC.”
That's a pretty polite way of saying "you guys sucked ass" I think.  At least that's the harshest criticism I've heard Priebus levy at anything other than the conservative base.

Aleister over at Legal Insurrection openly wondered just what the RNC expected out of the event:

You know who else should be ashamed? Reince Priebus.
 What did he think was going to happen? Did he think John Harwood and CNBC were going to be fair to Republicans? Agreeing to the network, venue and moderators were stupid mistakes.
 He then went on to ask whether or not the GOP would ever use moderators that weren't open leftists.  It's a fair question, and it's one that nearly every Republican and conservative has asked pretty much every election cycle since...well since we've had a mainstream media.  The GOP has had very few debates moderated by the mainstream media that have been fair.  For the most part the moderators are either openly hostile or snarky and superior.  Gotcha questions are very common, candidates are given very little time to respond, and the moderators seem to love tripping them up.

So why does the GOP do it?  Why do they keep having these debates moderated by the likes of CNN, CNBC, or (gasp) MSNBC?  Why is it that we have the likes of Andrea Mitchell and John Harwood questioning our candidates?  Where's Ben Shapiro, Mark Levin, Ann Coulter, or Rush Limbaugh?

The answer is quite simple, really.  The GOP establishment, for the most part, is concerned with ruling rather than governing by the will of the people.  Need proof? Just look at Obamacare.  First they needed the House to get rid of it.  Then they needed the Senate.  They got both, and did absolutely fuck all with them.

So if the GOPe wants to rule what's the surest way to get there?  Simply put, they make nice with the people to get elected.  The GOPe believes two things about the voting public; one, independents are the key to winning, and two, the country leans left.  That's why you see them sneering at conservatives and actively working against them in many cases.  The GOPe is convinced they can't win unless they lurch to the left.  What does that give us?  A squishy leadership that's more concerned with not causing a shutdown than actually leading.  We also get horrible presidential candidates like John McCain, Mitt Romney, and (they hope) Jeb Bush.

The GOPe has convinced themselves that the media is key to everything.  It's not that far a leap, really.  The media still shapes opinions for a large portion of the country.  Stands to reason that the coveted independents would be most influenced by them.  So the GOPe makes nice with the media as best they can.  They go on their shows, they give them access they want, and they let them moderate their debates.  The GOPe figures the nicer they are to the media the more they will like them, and hence the better their image will be in the public's eye.  Like an abused spouse the GOPe thinks "this is it. This time things will be different. They really love me."

Except it never is different.  The media absolutely loathes the GOPe, no matter how far to the left they go.  In their mind, the GOP and everything associated with them is evil.  The GOPe is the enemy, and a particularly stupid one at that.  So the media uses their access to taunt and humiliate the GOPe at every turn.  They spring horrendous gotcha questions in interviews.  They turn debates into sideshows.  They do all of this with the approval of the Democrat Party.

Can things change?  Of course it can.  The GOP has to get leadership in there that is willing and able to have a fight, though.  The GOP needs a leadership that understands they can never, ever, get the media on their side on anything.  The GOP needs a leadership that actually has some principals beyond just winning and controlling the money.

Will things change?  Well, that's the million dollar question, now, isn't it?

UPDATE: John Kasich has apparently proven my theory.  He's "very appreciative" of the CNBC moderators.

From Allahpundit over at HotAir: John Kasich: I'm very appreciative of the fine job done by those CNBC moderators.

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Government Monitoring Bias on College Campuses?

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Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson sure seems to think it's a good idea.  Phillip Bump over at the Washington Post has the story:
Ben Carson wants the government to monitor bias on college campuses. Can it?

Dr. Ben Carson, currently running in second for the Republican presidential nomination, told NBC's Chuck Todd on Sunday that he supports a system under which the government would investigate allegations of "extreme bias" on college campuses.
"The way that works," Carson explained, "is you invite the students at the universities to send in their complaints. And then you investigate." He later added, "It's not a violation of the 1st Amendment, because all I'm saying is taxpayer funding should not be used for propaganda. It shouldn't be."
Oh Jesus, where to begin?  First of all, we have to accept the fact that many colleges and universities have become little more than expensive preschools.  These adult day care centers nurture the precious snowflakes that attend them by providing "safe spaces", puppies, and coloring books whenever someone even slightly controversial comes to town.  These flowers often respond to new ideas by trying to shut them down, censor them, and in general trying to keep them from being heard.

What does Dr. Carson think would happen if these children (yes, that's what they are) were given the tools to report bias to the federal government?  What does he think would happen if the federal government were given the tools to punish the perpetrators of said bias?  Sure on paper this would help some conservative students fight back against the massive liberal control of college campuses, but how long before some liberal student reports conservative professors?  Or conservative student groups?

Hell we don't even need to bring conservatives into this.  Let's say we have a law professor who isn't really into politics.  His students don't know whether he's a liberal or a conservative-he just presents the material he needs to teach.  Then one day he decides to teach a lesson on rape laws in his state.  His law students, delicate flowers that they are, freak the hell out.  Under Carson's "system" what's to stop those students for reporting the professor for bias against rape victims?  Think this is far-fetched?  Rape law was brought up as an issue by social-justice warriors in law schools across the country last year.

But wait, doesn't Carson's system sound eerily similar to one already in place? Why yes, yes it does:

Kessler points out that Carson's proposal appears to mirror the Department of Education's efforts to investigate sexual assaults on college campuses by leveraging Title IX -- an effort that has met with strong objection from members of Carson's own party.
 Yeah, that's worked out REAL well...

H/T to Kemberlee Kaye at College Insurrection for providing inspiration for this rant: Ben Carson Thinks Government Should Monitor College Campus Bias

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Star Wars: The Binks Awakens

Trigger Warning
Don't say mesa didn't warn ya!
So full disclosure on a couple of things here.  First of all, yes this is an obligatory Star Wars post.  Why? Because it's friggin STAR WARS, man!  It's the last shot of the franchise to redeem itself after three absolutely horrible movies.  It's only natural that every blog out there would have at least one post about it.  Hell, I think it's pretty much been codified into law at this point.

Second, I absolutely loathe, hate, and despise Jar Jar Binks.  He was a poor attempt at throwing some comedy relief into a movie that really had no need of it.  As far as Star Wars characters go he's worse than ewoks.  I would be completely happy if the opening scene of the new movie was Naboo being bombed into oblivion, and Jar Jar being skinned and then beheaded by Boba Fett.

That being said, this is about the most hilarious trailer adaptation I've ever seen...


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Monday, October 26, 2015

Attention, Attention: Hard Work is now "Racist"

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RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACISM!!!!

 
Oh MSNBC, is there no shortage to how absolutely bat shit crazy you can be?  Apparently not, as anchor Melissa Harris-Perry so aptly demonstrates.  The following exchange took place Monday while Harris-Perry and her panel were discussing the merits of Paul Ryan becoming the Speaker of the House:



That's right, folks, you heard that right.  Melissa Harris-Perry wants us to "be careful" when we use the term "hard worker".  Why? Because it's disrespectful of slaves and working moms...or something.  Apparently for Harris-Perry the phrase "hard work" conjures up images of slaves toiling endlessly in the cotton fields.  

Note that the subject of discussion was Paul freaking Ryan, probably just about the whitest white guy you've ever seen.  Race had absolutely ZERO to do with this discussion, and yet this Social Justice Warrior managed to inject race straight into it.  I have to admit I'm impressed.  It takes some real skill to be offended by "hard work".

The most hilarious thing about this clip isn't the sheer ridiculousness of the rant.  It's the look on Alfonso Aguilar's face.  It's almost as if you can hear him thinking "what the fuck?".

Hat tip to Kemberlee Kaye of Legal Insurrection for providing the inspiration:

Melissa Harris-Perry: Be ‘Super Careful’ About Using Term ‘Hard Worker’ Because Slaves

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