Lunacy of the Academic Left

from Daily Wire:

ADAMS: Shawnee State University Wins Competition Of Unhinged Academic Lunacy

People sometimes ask me what it’s like to work with the biggest bunch of unhinged lunatics in higher education in America. I used to be able to give them a serious answer. But I can no longer do that because the title of most unhinged institution has slipped away from the UNC system and landed in the great State of Ohio. This is all thanks to administrators at Shawnee State University who have now been sued for punishing a professor because he refused to provide public affirmation to an emotionally unstable student. Specifically, he refused to heed to a male student’s demand to be referred to as a woman, complete with feminine titles and pronouns. The story of how the lawsuit unfolded is simply astonishing. read more

Leftists Say to Scrap the Electoral College for All Elections

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Last Wednesday, November 7th, the Washington Free Beacon’s Editors Blog featured a piece entitled, “Complaining About the ‘Senate Popular Vote?’ You Suffer From Civic Illiteracy.”

And boy they weren’t kidding. After reading it, all I could say was wow. Post election, some leftists took to Twitter to attempt to resurrect the meme of past lost presidential races where the democrat won the popular vote, yet still lost the election.

One example was from Amanda Marcotte, who is a political writer for Salon.com. She tweeted: “Republicans lost the popular vote in Senate races by over 15 percentage points, but still gained two seats.”

You may be thinking – what does she mean by the popular vote? You may also be thinking that Salon.com should probably hire new writers.

Well, I guess we have to assume that if she is speaking of the popular vote, the implication is that there must also be another type of vote. Otherwise she would simply have said “the vote.” We know that during a presidential election there are indeed two types of votes – the popular and the Electoral College. read more

Fact-Check Websites have Little to do with Facts

Just further proof not to trust so-called fact-checking websites. They, like most leftist “news” sites, have morphed into nothing more liberal enablers. They do nothing but excuse away or cover up the actual facts to protect those with the same liberal worldview. Here is just one more example.

from NewsBusters:

Snopes.com keeps attacking conservative website articles as “False” when the facts favor the conservatives. On November 9, these “fact checkers” tagged LifeNews.com as “False” for a headline that said “Arizona Senate Candidate Kyrsten Sinema Voted to Allow Abortions Up to Birth.” read more

Liberals in Washington State Like Money more than a Carbon Tax

from IBD:

Climate Alarmists Suffer Huge Blow As Liberal Washington State Votes Down Carbon Tax

Environmentalists were hoping to score a huge victory in Washington state with a statewide tax on CO2 emissions. Alas, even liberals in Washington don’t believe climate change is that big a threat.

Before the election, glowing stories in the press talked about Washington “taking up the fight” on climate change after President Donald Trump dropped out of the Paris climate deal. The state would make history. It would be a “bellwether,” and would start a trend across the country.

Carbon Tax

The initiative proposed a $15 tax on each ton of carbon emissions in the state starting in 2020, with the tax rate climbing each year. It would have cost families in the state nearly $1,000 a year by 2035. read more

Leftist Politics Clash with the Fitness of the Children

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Liberals are supposed to be all about the children and children’s health. We’re constantly bombarded with ads telling us to get the kids out of the house and get some exercise – run around.

The NFL sponsors a Play60 program, where they encourage children of all ages to get out play football and other physical activities. They even have a program called Fuel Up to Play 60, where they partner with schools.

According to cdc.gov/healthyschools:

“Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life. … helping to achieve and maintain a healthy weight… building strong bones and muscles… improving cardiovascular fitness. Children and adolescents should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity daily. Aerobic: Most of the 60 or more minutes a day should be either moderate- or vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity and should include vigorous-intensity physical activity at least 3 days a week.”

School districts across the country understand the importance of physical fitness, for the betterment of the children.

That is until their leftist politics clash with the interests of “the children.” read more

The Left’s Issues are the Same as They Were 44 Years Ago

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Okay, maybe they’re not all the same. For instance, one issue is decidedly different. Back in 1974, we weren’t concerned with global warming. Instead, America was caught in the grip of GLOBAL COOLING hysteria. Yes, the next Ice Age was right around the corner.

However, according to today’s leftists, many of the same things they were griping about almost a half a century ago must not have improved much, if at all.

Now how can that be, you may legitimately ask. How, after progressive presidents like Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H W Bush, Bill Clinton, the second term of George W Bush and Barack Obama, could the left still be whining about the very same issues? Add to that, a democrat controlled legislature for most of those decades.

Yet they are. And I suppose this is how “old sayings” become established. read more

Taylor Swift and Scott Kelly Surrender to the Twitter Mob

from Piers Morgan at The Daily Mail:

Yes – anti-gun liberal, U.K. nut-job Piers Morgan, who I now find I agree with more than less. Funny ole world isn’t it!

There’s only one winner in Taylor Swift and Scott Kelly’s gutless surrender to the howling Twitter mob – President Trump

Oh Taylor.

Why, why, WHY?

Just when I thought you were the only sane celebrity left in this increasingly mad world of frenzied partisan bulls**t, you suddenly decide to go all ‘woke’ on me.

As you once sang: ‘Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?’

Of course, we all know the answer.

Taylor Swift, who is hugely popular in middle America, hasn’t chosen this moment to abandon her very sensible apolitical stance and come out as a Democrat because she genuinely thought: ‘Oh, I must alienate half my audience today.’

No, she’s done it because the howling Twitter mob hammered her into submission. read more

Dershowitz Exposes Left’s Hypocrisy

from Alan Dershowitz at NewsMax:

What If Kavanaugh Was a Liberal Muslim Accused of Terrorism?

As a law professor for half a century, I tested the consistency and strength of my students’ arguments by constructing thought experiments in the form of challenging hypothetical cases — we called them hypos. So let’s construct one to test the arguments being offered in the Kavanaugh case.

A thought experiment: President Hillary Clinton nominates the first Muslim-American to the Supreme Court. Let’s call him Amir Hassan. He is highly qualified and his nomination is widely supported by most Democrats and some centrists.

Most Republicans oppose him and accuse him of being a judicial activist. Then several witnesses place him at a mosque at which terrorism was advocated. He claims he went there to hear all sides of the issue. One witness places him in a terrorism training camp but that account is not corroborated. One final witness identifies him as the man who planted the bomb that blew off his leg at a demonstration. He categorically denies any association with terrorism. read more

CNN’s Berman Can’t Contain his Naked Partisanship

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Today, there is no longer even a hint of impartiality in the main stream media. And this will tick-off some conservatives, but that includes almost everyone at Fox News.

Now it’s pick-a-side. You’re expected to be all in for Trump, or all out.

However, CNN has taken naked partisanship to new heights. Check that. They’ve descended to new lows. As I never watch MSNBC, I must therefore conclude that CNN is the worst among the leftist networks. For those with a stronger constitution than I, who might tune in to MSNBC, feel free to correct me on the MSNBC/CNN race to the bottom.

I’ve thought for some time, the worst and most partisanly condescending of them at CNN was former morning show co-anchor, turned prime time hack, Chris Cuomo.

Yet after witnessing the exchange had between Cuomo’s morning replacement, John Berman, and Rick Santorum, I think Cuomo has been dethroned. The performance turned in by Berman during that 8 minute (or so) segment, shows that fairness and impartiality is not only dead, but has been shot, stabbed, burned, drawn and quarter and thrown in a shallow grave. read more

The Left had no Problem with our “Choom Gang” President

from Daily Wire:

Obama Admits Heavy Drinking, Drug Problems As An ‘Adolescent’ In Rare Video Footage

In light of the recent attacks on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over his alleged drinking in high school and his having thrown ice at someone in a bar, a rare video clip of then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama has surfaced that shows the 40-year-old admitting that while he was a “young boy” and an “adolescent” he drank “a six-pack in an hour” in between classes, got in fights, was a “thug,” and used illegal drugs. read more