California Teaming … We Don’t Know What To Say

The Law of Unintended Consequences may be expressed in many ways, the pithiest among them being “Be careful of what you wish for … you just might get it.”

My gay and lesbian brethren in California have just received an unintended (but aren’t they always?) lesson in the application of the aforementioned Law.

Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1306, which was sponsored
by San Francisco State Senator Mark Leno, on July 7, 2014. The bill removes references to “husband” or “wife” from California’s Family Law statues, replacing the words with the gender-neutral terms “spouse” or “married persons,” effective January 1, 2015.

State Senator Leno said that the bill would “remove biased and outdated language” from California’s statutes. Senator Leno is correct from a semantic perspective.

However, those gay men who attach great import to being able to being able to refer to their partner as “my husband,” and those gay women who attach similar import to being able to refer to their partner as “my wife,” won’t be able to find any legal backing for that in the California Family Law statute after the end of this year — there will only be the bland term “spouse.”

The same will be the case, of course, for heterosexual couples — they won’t be able to find the term “husband” or “wife” in the California Family Law statutes, either. However, heterosexual couples won’t see this as “removal of biased and outdated language” — they’ll see this as yet another repudiation of the will of the people in the wake of Proposition 8.

So, as was mentioned earlier … “Be careful of what you wish for. You just might get it.”

Run From The Border: President Coward-Pissen

The Obama Administration’s systemic destruction of the fabric of the United States of America took a new and macabre turn last week with the arrival of thousands of illegal aliens from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. This human tsunami is 80% males between the ages of 14 and 18 — a population rife for conscription into gangs such as MS-13 (who are busy working the “processing centers”) with Amway-style zeal) and carriers of public health threats such as pneumonic plague and drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Worse still, once these illegals are processed, they are allowed to fly WITHOUT any photo ID — just a paper, easily duplicated or modified “Notice to Appear” which tells them to appear in court at some date in the future. So much for TSA keeping our skies safe.

The President’s response to this national security and public health emergency has been to feign indifference, saying that he was not into “photo ops” (which will come as news to many) and that he was fully informed about what was happening on the border. Reuters and Yahoo! News decided to play along, publishing an article titled “President Obama Visits The Border” along with a picture of him speaking in Denver. (Perhaps Reuters and Yahoo were referring to the border of Denver’s Cheeseman Park.)

Given the fleets of shiny new buses and youth sporting “Yes We Can!” sneakers, one must question the ‘spontaneity’ of this ‘flood’ of Central Americans seeking refuge. And why aren’t they seeking refuge in Mexico? It’s a heck of a lot closer than the United States.

Speaking of “fleets of shiny new buses and ‘Yes we Can!’ sneakers” … where did that money / planning come from? Even tsunami take some time to develop … and we can find the swells by looking at requested appropriations from four years ago.

This overrunning of our borders is not happenstance. It is deliberate, systemic, and part of an all-out effort to topple the United States from its position as the leader of the free world. It pains me to say that the leader of that effort is Barack Hussein Obama.

Jeepers, CREEP-IRS: Why’d You Smash Those Drives?



Gather around, my children, and let me take you back to the misty years of 1970.

It was the time of the Committee to RE-Elect the President, or CREEP. This organization would stop at *nothing* to guarantee the re-election of President Nixon. Why, it would even stoop so low as to break into the campaign headquarters of the opposition party.

But the bright line… the action that toppled a Presidency… was the *threat* of using the powers of the Internal Revenue Service to target high-level operatives in the Democratic Party. That threat, plus the cover-up of that threat, is what led to Richard Nixon’s resignation. (The purpose of the break-in at the Watergate Hotel was to find the names of top-level Democrats who might be vulnerable to such pressure.)

Fast-forward 40 years.

The Internal Revenue Service was now “weaponized” into an explicit means of destruction, aimed at targeting conservative and TEA Party organizations by stalling or denying their applications for tax-exempt status. This targeting would stifle grass-roots opposition to President Obama’s re-election.

The threats of 1970 were now actually carried out… and against “ordinary,” middle-class citizens, not political operatives. We were seeing the aphorism “The power to tax is the power to destroy.” being carried out with stealth ruthlessness.

We now arrive at the present… where, once again, “it’s not just the lie; it’s the cover-up.”

First, we are assured that a senior IRS official “broke no laws” and “committed no wrong-doing”… before refusing to testify. Not once, but twice.

Next, we are assured that all documentation to and from this official will be made available to Congress… before being told that – OOPS! — two years’ worth of email has been “lost.”

Well, all organizations of any size have backups, and Federal organizations have backups of backups. IRS rules require printed backups of all correspondence, so no big deal, right?

“Oh, no, the backup servers have crashed as well. The emails are gone. Not only are this official’s emails gone, but so are those of six other people involved.”

Really.

That excuse didn’t work in third grade. It certainly won’t work now. Please turn over the personal computer(s) that this official used for IRS correspondence.

“Oh, the hard drives have been destroyed.”

Even the most stubbornly willful, partisan politician will connect the dots and see that willful destruction of evidence, perjury and malice aforethought is being done to conceal direct White House involvement.

Clearly, information in this official’s correspondence directly indicts the President in directing the IRS to target conservative and TEA Party groups. This correspondence likely indicts a ranking Congressman as a conduit of information between the White House and the Internal Revenue Service as well.

So history may, in fact, repeat itself. The tragedy of learning history is that we appear to learn nothing from history.

Living Offensively: The Choice is Yours

Today’s world is a complex, ever-changing one. How we approach it determines how it appears to us.

Our friends on the Left appear to take great pride in their “sensitivity” to abstract concepts such as “sustainability,” “the environment” and “social justice.”

That sensitivity also comes with a preternatural ability to become offended by the behavior of anyone who doesn’t conform to that person’s rigid standards — even if unaffected by the other person’s behavior.

We live in an imperfect world that will not conform to our desires. A test of our maturity is how we respond to that truism.

A conservative response to our imperfect world is to shrug off life’s little dings and dents, and not to get bent out of shape when people, places and things do not conform to one’s prior expectations of same.

Today’s modern liberal, however, CHOOSES to TAKE offense at life’s little dings and dents.

Our friends on the Left wake up every morning, put on a sleek, body-hugging cat-suit of Velcro “loops,” and then wonder why they “hook” onto life’s despair, anger and frustration.

The world GIVES us numerous offenses every day — some of them large, some of them small. It is up to us to CHOOSE which, if any, to take.

Rape: It’s Not Just For Sabines Anymore

Most people think of rape as a horrible, and all-too-often lethal, combination of assault, power, sex, and violence that should be avoided at all costs and punished harshly when it does occur.

The tautological self-evidence of the preceding statement might lead some to wonder why I felt the need to make it.

The necessity is due to the fact that radical feminism has bludgeoned the meaning of the word “rape” into senselessness. The word now floats on a vapid sea of anxieties, paranoia and fears, meaning whatever the user wants it to mean, whenever the user wants it to mean, for whatever reasons the user wants it to mean.

Several examples to support my hypothesis follow.

First, there was the pronouncement, just before Christmas 2013 – a mere six months ago – that “traditional”, plain vanilla penis-in-vagina (PIV) sex was ALWAYS rape.

The writer, herself a self-proclaimed “rad-fem,” wrote the following:

First, well intercourse is NEVER sex for women. Only men experience rape as sexual and define it as such. Sex for men is the unilateral penetration of their penis into a woman (or anything else replacing and symbolizing the female orifice) whether she thinks she wants it or not – which is the definition of rape: that he will [want] to do it anyway and that he uses her and treats her as a receptacle, in all circumstances – it makes no difference to him experiencing it as sexual. That is, at the very least, men use women as useful objects and instruments for penetration, and women are dehumanized by this act. It is an act of violence.

According to this, women have NO volition, no act of will that would allow them to be consciously involved in sexual relations with men. This is truly sad, for it puts her in the same ideological camp as the Middle Eastern fanatics who would happily clitorectomize her without a second thought. To misquote a vintage Virginia Slims commercial, her branch of feminism really hasn’t “come a long way, baby.”

The next example of radical feminism out of control occurred in June. Several Twitter pranksters started a Twitter hashtag (tweet collection) called #WhitesCantBeRaped.

The hashtag was quickly taken up and earnestly defended as a “#SafeSpace,” not to be subject to the usual give-and-take of reality, by the same group of feminists.

Their defense of the #WhitesCantBeRaped hashtag consisted of the following:

Rape is a combination of power and privilege. Persons of Color (PoC) do not have privilege. Therefore, White women (WW) cannot be raped by PoC. Hence, #WhitesCantBeRaped.

The Twitter profile of one of the most strident defenders of the #WhitesCantBeRaped hashtag is reproduced below:

angry light-skinned biracial gay bisexual jewish social justice warrior

One wonders whether CBS News’ Lara Logan would care to opine on this hashtag.

Feminism has clearly come full circle … from the womb, back to the womb, taking reasoning, clarity and logic with it.

Koch Derangement Syndrome in the Trenches

Your humble correspondent regrets to inform you that Koch Derangement Syndrome, previously thought to have been confined to Senator Harry Reid, has escaped into the general Democrat population and has taken on virulent weaponizing qualities.

I recently had an exchange with a fellow Twitter user over the news that the Charles and David Koch Foundation were gifting the generous sum of twenty five million dollars to the United Negro College Fund.

One would think such a gift would be appreciatively received, particularly since this would be the third such gift from the Koch Foundation to the Fund.

However, my young friend called the gift a “disgrace:”

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) usually scramble for every penny they can get, so I wanted to know what would cause her to want the Fund to spurn such a generous gift:

Spurning a Gift to the UNCF

Spurning a Gift to the UNCF

Apparently, that question unleashed the firehoses:

Wow. Clearly, if things were as awful as she were to portray them, I should begin to prepare my last will and testament.

A moment’s thought, however, showed the folly of such a course:

  • The Koch Brothers funded George Zimmerman in his self-defense trial.I’m sure this will come as news to Mr. Zimmerman.
  • The Koch Brothers are trying to stop Voting Rights. This garbage is reflexively repeated any time an attempt is made to review voter rolls.
  • The Koch Brothers are trying to stop Affirmative Action. They’ve certainly had no success in the public sector.
  • The Koch Brothers are behind the entire GOP & TEA Party trying to enact major laws to ensure the disenfranchisement of ALL people of color. We have now crossed the line into “willing to unquestioningly swallow paranoid theories.” That’s downright dangerous – and lethal.
  • Oh – and the Koch Brothers own the Supreme Court. Because of course.

Clearly, this young lady had a severe case of Koch Derangement Syndrome. Given a choice between having students go without education and having the Fund be “tainted” with money from the Koch Foundation, the former appeared to be preferable in her eyes. I sorrowfully informed her of that:

Politics Over Education

Agree to Disagree

The response was amusingly predictable – HOW DARE I ASK HER TO ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER BEHAVIOR?

So, for those of you wondering whether the media’s continual slander of the Koch Brothers has any effect outside of the well of the Senate, I’m here to tell you that it has.

Bowerack Obama Bergdahl

The left are in a full-panic meltdown over Bowe Bergdahl’s “exchange” for five of the most senior Taliban members, captured and held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The news of the release appeared to be oh-so-conveniently timed to take the Veterans’ Administration scandal off the front pages.

However, this latest Administration prevarication spectacularly blew up when the following facts appeared, despite their best efforts:

  • Bergdahl left a note with his platoon saying that he was walking away.
  • Members of Bergdahl’s platoon have testified to his abandonment of his colleagues.
  • Bergdahl trained Afghans how to build better and more lethal bombs.
  • The Pentagon knew Bergdahl’s location in 2010, but didn’t send folks looking for him because he had deserted his post had we had already lost six men searching for him.

The sneering, bluffing panic among the liberal intelligentsia is best exemplified by the following two tweets:

The “rank and file,” bereft of direction from above, were reduced to laughably ludicrous explanations to try to ‘spin’ away the exchange:

President Obama went overseas and promptly doubled down on rewarding Bergdahl’s desertion: “‘Regardless of the circumstances, we still get an American soldier back if he’s held in captivity,’ Obama said. ‘Period. Full stop.’”

The families of 1350 *actual* Vietnam POWs might disagree with that statement. Not to mention the *actual* American prisoners of other wars.

Not only did the Taliban proclaim the return of these five senior members as a “great victory,” but they completed their humiliation of the United States by saying that it didn’t help the peace process:

One of the Taliban’s top spokesmen said that the recent prisoner exchange between the US and the Taliban will do nothing to further US hopes for reconciliation in Afghanistan as the Taliban “don’t believe in the peace process.”

Bowe Bergdahl wrote his desertion note, renounced his American citizenship, and abandoned his countrymen — actions of a treasonous traitor.

Barack Obama’s behavior differs only in the presence of a tuxedo.