Be Careful What You Wish For

Last Friday (June 26th, 2015), the Supreme Court struck down state bans on same-sex marriage in the United States, ruling 5-4 in Obergefell vs. Hodges that same-sex marriage would henceforth be legal in all 50 States and the District of Columbia.

This news was greeted with jubilation in the American gay and lesbian community. Pride Festivals and Parades that weekend took on added vibrancy. Monuments across the nation — Niagara Falls, the White House, Cinderella’s Castle at Disneyland — were illuminated with the colors of the rainbow flag in commemoration of this decision.

And yet, the aphorism “Be careful what you wish for … because you just might get it.” applies here.

On a local level, several states (Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas, among others) have begun investigating whether they can delay issuance of same-sex marriage licenses or simply stop issuing marriage licenses altogether. Personally, I don’t think government should be in the business of issuing marriage licenses at all — same-sex or opposite-sex. Marriage licenses should come from the minister performing the marriage ceremony.

On the current national level, same-sex marriage does not confer Federal tax benefits or Social Security benefits, and Obergefell won’t change that. Congress will have to re-write IRS and Social Security law to change references to “husband” and “wife” to “partner” or “spouse” in order to cover same-sex couples.

On an ominous national level, the Department of Justice has signaled its interest in “ensuring compliance” with states that may lag in issuing same-sex marriage licenses (viz: AL, MS, TX, above.) This would be the first step towards having the government take over the issuance of Federal marriage licenses — how best to “ensure compliance?” Once marriage licenses are Federally issued, prepare for an unrivaled level of intrusiveness into one’s personal life.

“Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.”

Courage in Charleston

Last week’s domestic terrorism at the A.M.E. Church in Charleston was a horrifying, monstrous act.

Satan took the form of Dylann Storm Roof. Entering the Church, he saw the Light of God’s Word in the ten people at the Wednesday night Bible study.

Satan was enraged by the power, beauty and purity of The Word. He tried to extinguish The Light by shooting nine of the ten people there.

But The Word was, is, and will always be stronger than Satan. Dylann fled the scene, was captured 250 miles away in North Carolina, and will face an earthly trial for his shootings … not to mention the trial he will face in the afterlife.

Those who do not believe in the battle between Good and Evil are perfectly willing to exploit this tragedy for their own ends, of course.

The President called for more “gun-free zones” (despite the fact that the church already was a ‘gun-free zone’) and claimed that other “advanced” countries didn’t have this kinds of shootings. (France, Israel and Norway were unavailable for comment.)

Professional racial agitators claimed that the shooting was a result of long-standing racial violence and separation in Charleston in particular and the South in general, and expressed disappointment at Charleston’s steadfast peaceful unity.

Charleston’s repudiation of Obama in favor of God — churches were packed on Sunday — will certainly make Obama’s Friday appearance there quite interesting. But if the community finds the strength to heal and progress beyond Dylann Storm Roof, it can certainly progress beyond Barack Hussein Obama.

The Doleful Case of Rachel Dolezal

One week ago the case of Rachel Dolezal exploded onto national consciousness. Ms. Dolezal was the 37-year-old head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP and a lecturer in African studies at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, a suburb of Spokane.

Ms. Dolezal went to the Spokane Post Office, claiming to have found racially motivated hate mail in the Spokane NAACP’s PO Box.  The post office duly investigated and found that the mail had not gone through the postal system, having not been stamped by the post office. The post office further found that the mail could have only gotten into the PO box by someone who had a key to the PO box.

Ms. Dolezal’s story further unraveled when her claims of having a black father attracted the attention of her estranged parents of Czech-German descent living in Montana.   They pointed out that although Rachel may have wished to identify or portray herself as “Black,” they — and she — were, in fact, quite White.

Ms. Dolezal has resigned her presidency of the Spokane NAACP, saying that the controversy over her racial identity is distracting the organization.

Eastern Washington University has not indicated whether they will renew their contract with Ms. Dolezal.

Ms. Dolezal is clearly a troubled woman, but her actions may have inadvertently driven a stake into the heart of the minority grievance industry in this country, as shown by the attempts to defend her behavior:

  • MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson said “I bet most Black Americans would see Rachel Dolezal as being more Black than Clarence Thomas;”
  • The national offices of the NAACP have reaffirmed their support for Ms. Dolezal.

Rachel Dolezal shows that for the BorgLeft, being “Black” is a function of your “S.A.D.” quotient:

  • SAY the “right” things;
  • ACT the “right” way;
  • DO the “right” things.

If you’re S.A.D. enough, you can “be Black” without having to be Black, and benefit from the set-asides and other financial / social privileges that accrue in this country to blacks.

Nice work, if you can get it.

The Witless Rapier

Social media — Twitter, Instagram, Vine, et alia — have provided a useful means for giving more of the people of the world a chance to speak out on the issues of the day.

However, social media have also provided an opportunity for those same people of the world to flaunt their smugness, idiocy and general rudeness at every opportunity.

I was reminded of those truisms during an encounter with a fellow Twitterer using the handle of JAHMMARASTAFARI. To save space, I shall henceforth refer to this Twitterer simply as “J”.

A discussion about pregnancy careened into the weeds with the following assertion from “J”:

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Yes. Really.

One might believe that “laying low” might be the best response to the previous Twitter faux pas. One would be incorrect.

Having inserted one foot into his mouth, “J” proceeded to add the second foot with this show-stopper:

JAHIncest

The most misogynistic troll on Twitter? The most clueless poster on Twitter? Or both?  Let’s find out:

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His tart response to a query about would he obey laws against same:

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Lovely.  Misogyny and anti-Semitism.  Great combination.

But back to that sex thing …

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Well, there’s always California SB 967, which states (among other things) that California community colleges, California State colleges/universities and the UC system may not accept intoxication as a defense against a rape claim. “J”‘s tortured, non-sequitur responses were:

It only applies to California State University campuses.

“It only applies to persons on campus.

UCLA isn’t a state school.

(Yes, somehow, the University of California at Los Angeles receives no funding from the State of California.)

Then, our super-genius decided to pull out ALL the stops:

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(As if arguing with a heterosexual man would make any difference …)

JAH003

I don’t think intoxication is the gating factor here.

JAH005

Whoa.  Let’s just back this truck up a bit, shall we?  WHERE did MDMA / “Molly” / Ecstasy come into this equation? We were discussing getting a girl drunk in order to have sex with her, and “J” suddenly brings MDMA into this?  Although it appears the only way “J” can have sex with a woman is to “drug her or drunk her,” which is quite telling.

The Westside of Los Angeles … you have been warned.

Autopsy on Black America: Ferguson, Missouri to Baltimore, Maryland

History repeats itself — the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.

The Obama Administration has used the rot that infests American Black culture, as exemplified in the eight months between the Flameout at Ferguson and the Burnout at Baltimore, to further drive a wedge between the Black community and the rest of America, callously using their grievances to further their goals of martial law.

The parallels between Ferguson and Baltimore follow a by-now drearily familiar Kabuki script:

  1. Young black man dies after interaction with law enforcement. Check.
  2. Grieving black community gets together to bury young black man. Check.
  3. President dispatches White House aides to young black man’s funeral. Check.
  4. Peaceful protests suddenly explode into violence. Check.
  5. Mayor instructs local police force to “stand down” and not interfere with looting mobs. Check.
  6. Mobs loot, and then set fire to, an uninvolved store in the neighborhood. Check.
  7. Mayor displays shocking detachment from, and unawareness of, local situation. Check.
  8. Governor must finally step in and call out the state’s National Guard. Check.
  9. Subsequent night(s) of burning, looting, and other violence overwhelm local police and fire resources. Check.
  10. Mayor calls in Al Sharpton to “bring healing to the community (!).” Check.

One cannot look at this and not see this as being orchestrated. The Obama Administration, never one to “let an opportunity go to waste,” saw Ferguson, Missouri as a chance to foment civil uprising in the Black community. That didn’t work out, so they’re trying again in Baltimore.

Somewhere, Over the Bay Bridge, Sanity Died …

It will not come as a surprise to many to hear that the American Left have forged an unholy alliance with American Black Victicrats.

I was reminded of that fact when I stumbled into this viscous vale of vicissitudes late last week:

After I re-hinged my jaw and found some duct tape to hold together the fragments of my exploding head, I asked the original tweeter if she were serious, or if she were just ‘trolling:’

Not only was she serious … she was seriously determined NOT to hear a dissenting point of view:

The original tweeter styles herself as an East Bay “writer of color.” One must presume she uses blue or black ink to pen her ponderous prose.

But even I was left gobsmacked by her final tweets, dispensed as ‘pearls of wisdom’ to a grudgingly ungrateful Twitterverse:

If this is what is supposed to pass for “contemporary Black American thought,” then we are truly done for.

Ted Cruz Controls the Left

Senator Ted Cruz’ announcement yesterday that he would be a candidate for the Presidency of the United States sent the American Left into a complete, headless-chicken terror. The Left are terrified that Senator Cruz can — and will — win the Presidency in 2016.

Not only did Senator Cruz have the ‘audacity’ (from the perspective of the Left) to announce his candidacy, he had the tactical brilliance to do it on the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare,”) thereby neutralizing any positive press the White House may have hoped to obtain from that occasion.

The anti-Cruz drones received their laughingly predictable talking points and began to swarm:

  • “Cruz is ineligible to run for President because he was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Show us your birth certificate, Ted!”

After six years of insisting that Barack Obama’s birth certificate didn’t matter, this is beyond parody. But, for the terminally obtuse, Ted’s mother was born in Delaware, so Ted is an American citizen by birth. Ted has shown his birth certificate to anyone who’s cared to see it.

“Ted wants to repeal Obamacare, so he doesn’t care about the millions of people who will lose health insurance as a result.”
Having health insurance and being able to use it are two different things — a ridiculously high deductible is effectively the same as being uninsured for most Americans under Obamacare, so they’re just throwing away their monthly premiums. Obamacare fans didn’t show the came concern for the millions who lost health insurance they liked before the passage of Obamacare, so their current disingenuousness at Cruz’ vow to repeal Obamacare is totally self-serving.

So, we know who scares the Left out of their pajamas.

GO, TED, GO!