Headline of the day

I did a double-take when I read this headline: Eastern Michigan University Cancels‘Vagina Monologues’ Because It Isn’t Inclusive Er . . . ah . . . WTF??? I thought the whole purpose of the Vagina Monologues was that it largely excluded men because they don’t have that organ.  So much for its inclusivity, right from the start! Verily, the mind doth boggle . . . Peter

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I think he gets it

Liberty Blitzkrieg has two very thought-provoking articles that are well worth your time.  The first is titled “Lunatic Politics (Part 1) – Russiagate is a Religion“. The mental disorder colloquially known as Trump Derangement Syndrome is widely distributed throughout society at this point. Baseless accusations of treason were thrown around casually by all sorts of TDS sufferers, including sitting members of Congress. . . . … it’s become increasingly clear that Russiagate has become something akin to a religion. It’s adherents have become so attached to the story that Trump’s “wholly in the pocket of Putin,” they’re increasingly lobbing serious

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Doofus Of The Day #1,018

Yet another example of the blithering idiocy that has overtaken so much of academe in this country is provided by an organization calling itself “the BABEL working group”, which earns our Doofus award today. A prominent association of medieval studies scholars has pledged to boycott the discipline’s largest annual conference over a lack of social justice programming. On July 11, the BABEL Working Group published an open letter to the organizers of the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) … outlining two “concerns” about the conference. “Decisions that seem in favor of ‘academic freedom’ or ‘fairness’ to the current small group of

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Antifa trains for violence. Forewarned is forearmed.

Antifa has become notorious for its attacks on moderate and conservative groups across the nation.  Now James O’Keefe has captured an Antifa instructor teaching members of the group how to attack and injure their opponents.  A sample quote: “If you get a good liver or kidney shot, it’s pretty much crippling them.  They’re going to be doubled over and in a lot of pain.  If you break one of the floating ribs, which are small and right down here.  Those are also very painful, it’s hard to move after that, to catch a breath.  So one good body shot could potentially

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But what gives them the right to decide ON OUR BEHALF?

The New York Times looks at Twitter’s internal debate over whether, when, why and how to “censor” users’ speech on its social media platform. While Apple, Facebook and Google’s YouTube earlier this week purged videos and podcasts from Mr. Jones and Infowars — which have regularly spread falsehoods, including that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax — Twitter let the content remain on its site. In a string of tweets on Tuesday, Mr. Dorsey said Twitter would not ban Mr. Jones or Infowars, because they had not violated the company’s rules. In the aftermath, many of Twitter’s users and own employees

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Decline and fall?

Fred Reed, whom we’ve met in these pages many times, isn’t very hopeful about the future of the USA.  It’s hard to gainsay the negatives he’s seeing. I am not sure why people write columns. Partly from boredom, I suppose, or lack of anything better to do. Partly from exasperation. Yet partly from the hope that if enough people collectively become aware of problems, they might, just maybe, do something about them. I can’t believe this any longer. Today’s crimes, lunacies, and decays  are too many, profitable, and intractable. We are racing out of control toward some as yet dimly limned

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Political correctness trumps medical research – twice

It seems research is only acceptable at Brown University if it’s also politically correct. Brown University has come under fire after censoring its own study on transgender youth, which found that social media and friends can influence teenagers to change their gender identity. The university removed an article about the study from its website five days after it was published, following community complaints that the research was transphobic, the Daily Wire first reported. In addition, the findings “might invalidate the perspectives of members of the transgender community,” a university dean wrote. The dean insisted, however, that it was still committed to

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