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In The Mailbox: 08.15.17

Posted on | August 16, 2017 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


OVER THE TRANSOM
First Street Journal: President Trump’s “Deplorable” Foreign Policy Worked!
EBL: Is Donald Trump Right? Is George Washington Next?
Twitchy: Is It “Terribly Misleading” To Compare Alexandria Shooting To Charlottesville Coverage?
Louder With Crowder: Iceland Has Nearly Eliminated Down’s Syndrome – Through Abortion
Monster Hunter Nation: Look At All These People Having Fun Wrong


RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: The Far Left Wants A War, But Not A Fair One
American Power: It’s Not Just Google – All of Silicon Valley Has A Trust Problem Now, also, Stephen Dando-Collins, Legions of Rome
American Thinker: Google Wars – You’re Next
Animal Magnetism: Animal’s Daily Charlottesville News
BattleSwarm: The Battle Of Raqqa Grinds On
BLACKFIVE: Karin Slaughter, The Good Daughter
Bring The HEAT: Ration Review – French RIE Ham Salad
Da Tech Guy: My Confederate Monument Opinion Is The Same As The Union Soldiers Who Were Shot At
Don Surber: The Deplorable Obama Plan
Dustbury: House Of No Blue Lights
The Geller Report: In Washington, Muslim With Sword Attacks Police Officer
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post Of The Day
Jammie Wearing Fools: Anti-Trump “Activist” Executes his Republican Neighbor, Media Yawns
Joe For America: LGBT Publication Labels This 4-Year-Old A “Gay Icon”
JustOneMinute: This Just In – Conservatives have A Shared Agenda, also, David Brooks – Send Better Mush
Power Line: Trump Tells The Truth, And The Press Goes Crazy , also, Yesterday Charlottesville, Today Seattle
Shark Tank: Ingoglia Says Corcoran Did More Than Anyone Else To Get Trump Elected
Shot In The Dark: Ray Dehn – We’ve Got To Destroy Affordable Housing In Order To Save It
STUMP: Illinois Senate Bill 1 And The State Budget – What’s This About Pension Funding?
The Political Hat: The Transparent Facade Of Venezuelan Democracy
This Ain’t Hell: Two Paratroopers Killed In Artillery Accident, also, Norks Back Off Threats To Guam
Weasel Zippers: Virginia State Police Say They Weren’t Outgunned In Charlottesville, Contra McAuliffe, also, Durham Deputies Arrest Woman In Connection With Toppling of Confederate Memorial
Megan McArdle: The Shouters Win Town Hall Battles But Lose The War
Mark Steyn: Out Of The Past, also, When Statues Fall


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Rule 5 Monday: Taylor On Top

Posted on | August 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

— compiled by Wombat-socho

In today’s news, it looks like Taylor Swift has won her sexual assault trial against a former Denver DJ who was dumb enough to sue the pop star after being fired for grabbing her butt during a meet and greet. Damages are just $1 (at Swift’s insistence) but now this fool has to come up with the money to pay his lawyers. Oops.
As usual, many of the following links are to pics generally considered NSFW. Hopefully you won’t lose your job for clicking on them in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Ms. Swift with her new cat, sporting some schoolgirl style.

Goodstuff leads off this week with hot tamales Magga Braco and Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza, and Animal Magnetism follows that up with Rule 5 Machine Gun Friday and the Saturday Gingermageddon.

EBL’s herd of heifers this week includes Rule 5 Zucchini, International Cat Day, Come On And Swim, Burning Man, “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”, Kayla Fitz, and Amazon Women On The Moon.

At A View From The Beach, it’s There Was a Young Lady of Perth – Olivia DeJongFish Pic Friday – RoosterfishIt’s Tanlines Thursday Again!California Repudiates Erin BrokovichFive Minus One Is. . . .?Maybe They Don’t Like Curry?Monday Morning in Jersey and “One Way or Another”.

Proof Positive’s Friday Night Babe is Julie Benz, his Vintage Babe is Yvonne Romain, and Sex in Advertising is covered by Victoria’s Secret – The New Sexy. At Dustbury, it’s Alexandra Szwed and Paris Berelc.

Thanks to everyone for their linkagery!

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Insanity Is Hereditary: Transgender Parents Raising ‘Gender-Fluid’ Child

Posted on | August 14, 2017 | No Comments

 

London’s Metro tabloid reports:

This is Britain’s first gender-fluid family.
They are raising four-year-old Star Cloud as a ‘person’ and are telling him to ‘not get hung up’ on being a boy.
Parents Nikki and Louise Draven say they are ‘just ordinary’ and are being ‘who they want to be’.
Star calls Louise, 31, his mummy, but she is in fact his biological father and is transitioning to become a woman with hormone treatment.
Louise has felt she was a girl from the age of eight, and has been living as a woman since a year before Star’s birth.
While Star’s daddy is pansexual Nikki, 30, who was born a woman and is his biological mother.
Nikki will dress as a woman on some days and will dress as a man on others.
The parents want Star to be free to wear make-up, paint his nails, wear girls or boys clothes and play with dolls if he wants to.
In September, he will go to school for the first time and will wear a boy’s uniform, but with a pink vest and socks.
Nikki said: ‘We don’t want our child constrained by that either. We’re just an ordinary family being who we want to be.
‘We never tell Star he’s a boy, we tell him he can be whatever he wants. We don’t buy gender specific toys or clothes and we let him choose what he wears. Pink is one of his favourite colours.’

The problem with this idea is that the parents are deliberately depriving their son of the potential for success as an adult male. How many times must I explain the common-sense objections to the feminist T-shirt slogan “Raise Boys and Girls the Same Way”? This slogan “presumes that a gender-free androgynous childhood will eliminate inequality . . . by eliminating differences between men and women. Actually, what gender-free childhood will produce is failure.

No matter how “progressive” parents may be in their commitment to equality, what they want for their own children is success and happiness. Is the “gender-fluid” offspring of the Dravens likely to become a football star or otherwise attain the sort of masculine success that normal women find attractive and desirable in a romantic partner? Even before the Darwinian competition of mate selection begins in adolescence, however, ordinary social processes tend to marginalize children who in some way are misfits. The losers and weirdos don’t share the normal hobbies and interests of their peers and, of course, these hobbies and interests tend to be gender-specific. A boy must learn to be “one of the guys,” to fit in and get along with the other boys in school, or else he will be ostracized and ridiculed. No amount of school “anti-bullying” programs will protect the misfit against this natural tendency among children. Egalitarian ideologues will never be able to compel children to accept their “everybody-is-special” worldview, and it can therefore be predicted that “gender-neutral parenting” will produce children who are confused and relegated to the unpopular fringe by their peer groups. Tobias “Tobi” Hill-Meyer, the boy who was raised by a lesbian feminist couple and grew up to become a transgender pornographer, is an example of the kind of outcomes we can expect from “gender-neutral parenting.”

The liberal media and the public education system are uncritically promoting experimental parenting ideas based on Third Wave feminist theory, without any apparent concern for the likelihood of bad results.



 

In The Mailbox: 08.14.17

Posted on | August 14, 2017 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


Rule 5 Monday (possibly Late Night With Rule 5 Monday) will post later today.


OVER THE TRANSOM
First Street Journal: Politically Incorrect Denunciations
EBL: A Man For All Seasons – The Devil Speech
Twitchy: Bernie Sanders Deletes, Rephrases Tweet Blaming President Trump For Inspiring Violence
Louder With Crowder: Ted Cruz Pwns The New York Times
According To Hoyt: Fools To The Left Of Me, Clowns To The Right
Vox Popoli: Stupidity Is No Substitute For Strategy


RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Richard Spencer Is Not A Leader
American Power: Is Charlottesville Really What’s Going On In America?, also, John Jakes North And South
American Thinker: Women Can(‘t) Do Everything Men Can Do
Animal Magnetism: Goodbye, Blue Monday
BattleSwarm: Identity Politics And The Liberal Crackup
BLACKFIVE: Sandra Brown Seeing Red
Bring The HEAT: In Which Pierre Sprey Tries To Argue Against The F-35
Da Tech Guy: The Left Gets The Body They (And The Media) Have Sought For A Year, also, Report From Louisiana – Heads Are Rolling In New Orleans, also also, Refusing To Flash The Gang Sign
Don Surber: Trump May Get A 53rd Republican Senator, also, Accidentally Making Trump’s Case On North Korea
Dustbury: Strange Search-Engine Queries, also, Hydroplane Into Fame
The Geller Report: Sweden Tells Iranian Christian Woman Facing Deportation It’s “Her Problem She Decided To Become Christian”, also, Here’s What Happens Between Prayers In The Mosque
Hogewash: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign, also, Team Kimberlin Post Of The Day
Jammie Wearing Fools: White Nationalists Being Outed On Twitter – One Lost His Job
Joe For America: NFL Now Bracing For Fallout From Marshawn Lynch Protest
JustOneMinute: Write It And Weep, also, Doubling Down On Crazy
Power Line: Let’s Not Forget How The North Korea Crisis Originated, also, Did The Charlottesville Police Stand Down?
Shark Tank: Trump Right About Calling Out “Many Sides” Of “hatred” And “Bigotry”
Shot In The Dark: Charlottesville Was The Goal All Along
STUMP: Cook County Soda Tax – Somebody Please Make It Stop
The Jawa Report: Can You Help Out A Fellow American?
The Political Hat: Progressive Privilege Of Privacy
This Ain’t Hell: Army Nurse Katie Blanchard Doused With Gasoline & Set Afire By Civilian Co-Worker, also, Army Colonel Awarded $8.4 Million In Blog Defamation Case
Weasel Zippers: Trump Refuses To Take Call From Maduro “Until Democracy Is Restored”, also, Gun-Grabber Shannon Watts Blames NRA, Gun Laws For Charlottesville Violence
Mark Steyn: Notably White Sweethearts, also, The Heil To Die On


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#Charlottesville: The Left Unexpectedly Falls in Love With the Word ‘Terrorism’

Posted on | August 13, 2017 | No Comments

Did a cartoon frog inspire a terrorist attack?

When Micah Johnson assassinated five police officers in Dallas last year, the Left was eager to evade the most obvious explanation: This was a terrorist act inspired by a hate movement called Black Lives Matter.

Fast-forward 13 months, and a white guy named James Fields is accused of plowing his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of anti-Nazi counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, the Left has decided that the word “terrorism” must be applied to this act of criminal violence, and that the chain of causation goes all the way to the White House.

The “Democrats with bylines” in the media are exploiting this atrocity to advance their partisan political narrative: Republicans are racists, and the only way that white people can disavow their blood guilt is to vote Democrat. (This is also, not coincidentally, the only way to avoid blame for homophobia, “rape culture” and global warming.) Nobody on the Left wants to mention the parallels between the July 2016 terrorist act in Dallas and the August 2017 terrorist act in Charlottesville, or to examine the discrepancies in how these events were reported by the major media, because to do so would expose the crudeness of the partisan propaganda that nowadays passes for “journalism.” Let anyone examine the media’s coverage of the Dallas shooting and see if they were as diligent in documenting Micah Johnson’s background as they have been in the case of James Fields and the atrocity in Charlottesville.

Because the media knew that Black Lives Matter was a Democrat Party propaganda operation, they went out of their way to suggest that the Dallas shooting was an aberration — the deed of a lone madman — whereas in Charlottesville, it is being suggested, James Fields was basically a drone, programmed by Republicans to kill black people. The more obvious conclusion is that James Fields was a dimwit loser:

Samantha Bloom, Mr. Fields’ mother, told a Blade reporter her son texted her Friday to say he had dropped his cat off at her Monclova Township apartment so he could go to an “alt-right” rally in Virginia.
“I told him to be careful,” Ms. Bloom said. “[And] if they’re going to rally to make sure he’s doing it peacefully.”
It didn’t appear that happened, she said tearfully.
She had returned from dinner Saturday evening unaware that her son was involved and had not yet been contacted by authorities.
He had told her about the rally last week, but didn’t offer details about its extremist nature.
“I thought it had something to do with Trump,” she said.
“I try to stay out of his political views,” she said. “I don’t get too involved.”
She said he had moved out of her apartment “five or six months ago” to his own Maumee apartment, but she declined to give the address. Ms. Bloom said they moved to northwest Ohio from Florence, Kentucky, about a year ago for her job.

As I pointed out Saturday night, it seems that James Field enlisted in the Army in 2015 and flunked out of basic training. Why is it that the appeal of “white supremacy” is always irresistible to inferior white people?

Whatever the political fallout from this story, I think we may safely conclude that James Fields was not the sharpest tool in the shed. The appropriate conservative response to such an incident is to remain calm and resist being drawn into the media’s blame-game narrative.

 

FMJRA 2.0: Sorcerer

Posted on | August 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Rule 5 Sunday: Tuesday Weld
Animal Magnetism
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
EBL

The Transgender Victimhood Narrative Encounters Inevitable Difficulties
Welcome To My Playpen
The Political Hat

Fat Feminists, Google Engineers and Why Didn’t Eric Bolling Listen to Me?
Welcome To My Playpen
A View From The Beach
Adam Piggott
EBL

FMJRA 2.0: Thief
The Pirate’s Cove
A View From The Beach
EBL

In The Mailbox: 08.08.17
A View From The Beach
Proof Positive
EBL

Fake News: The Media Are Lying About James Damore’s Google ‘Manifesto’
Welcome To My Playpen
EBL

In The Mailbox: 08.09.17
Proof Positive
EBL

SJWs Attacking Lesbian @ArielleScarcell for . . . Well, Being a Lesbian, Really
The DaleyGator
A View From The Beach
Adam Piggott
EBL

Google’s Free Speech* Code
EBL

In The Mailbox: 08.10.17
Proof Positive
EBL

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge
EBL

Dadsplaining for @cynthiablee: Women, Victimhood and the #Google Memo
EBL

In The Mailbox: 08.11.17
Proof Positive
EBL

Top linkers this week:

  1.  EBL (11)
  2.  (tied) A View From The Beach and Proof Positive (5)

Thanks to everyone for their links, especially David Drake (not the author).


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The #Charlottesville Madness

Posted on | August 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

 

At this point — it’s about 7:25 p.m. ET — police have still not identified the suspect who drove a car into a crowd protesting against a neo-Nazi gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia. We know that a 32-year-old woman was killed, and dozens more injured, but we don’t know who did it, and therefore we don’t know why it happened.

Caleb Howe at Red State has some disturbing video of the attack.

UPDATE: Now the suspect is identified:

Col Martin Kumer, the superintendent of Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, told the Guardian that 20-year-old James Fields of Ohio had been arrested following the attack.
“He has been charged with second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death,” Kumer said in an email.
Ohio state vehicle registration records show that a Dodge Challenger car with a licence plate matching the one used in the attack is registered to Fields at his address in Maumee.

So at least we know that much. Honestly, if I was a young man and had a nice car like, I’d be picking up girls, not ramming it into a crowd. But the world has gone crazy, and nothing makes sense anymore.

UPDATE II: Judging from this report, that Fields was in the Army less than four months in 2015, my guess is he washed out of basic training.

 

In The Mailbox: 08.11.17

Posted on | August 11, 2017 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


OVER THE TRANSOM
Proof Positive: Warped
EBL: Bannon, McMaster, And Kelly
Twitchy: Patricia Arquette Tries To School Dana Loesch On 2nd Amendment, Fails Miserably
Louder With Crowder: Criminally Unfunny Chelsea Handler Calls For Military Coup Against Trump – But It Gets Better!


RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Podcast #52 – The Nice Guy Episode, also, Friday Links And Resident Hawtness
American Power: Google CEO Sundar Pichai Should Resign, also, Bryan Ward-Perkins, The Fall Of Rome
American Thinker: Russian Collusion In Democrat Inner Circle?
Animal Magnetism: Rule 5 Machine Gun Friday
BattleSwarm: LinkSwarm For August 11
Bring The HEAT: New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack
Da Tech Guy: The Fundamentals, also, Very Old Fruitcake
Don Surber: Palin Wins A Battle In Her War On The NYT
Dustbury: Forget Your Frickin’ Network
The Geller Report: Croatian Priest Explains “Islam Is Worse Evil Than Naziism”
Hogewash: Blognet, also, Team Kimberlin Post Of The Day
Joe For America: Democrats Fighting Over Party’s Stance On Abortion – Is Pro-Life Side Winning?
JustOneMinute: Marketing Genius – Building An Invisible Wall
Power Line: More On The Leftist Judge Who Approved Mueller’s Grand Jury, also, Coming – Lilla-Livered Liberalism?
Shark Tank: The Most Asinine Argument For Abortion In The History Of Mankind, also, Rick Scott’s Bilingual Opposition To Venezuela’s Maduro Regime
Shot In The Dark: While We Wait For That “Tidal Wave Of Right Wing Terror”
STUMP: Editing The James Damore Google Diversity Memo – Improve The Summary And Focus (With GIFs!)
The Jawa Report: Where’s Dr. Rusty? At Last, Contact! Edition, also, Bombs Away!
The Political Hat: The Transgender Agenda
This Ain’t Hell: Montana Phony Coastie ID’d, also, China Warns On North Korea
Weasel Zippers: First Female SEAL Officer Candidate Quits After A Week, also, Newsweek Loses Shit Over Trump Women Wearing High Heels, also also Far Left’s New Idiotic Idea – Stop Economic Growth
Mark Steyn: Liberty & Immigration, also, Who’s The Crazy?


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