Socialism in action: we’ll seize your home to help the homeless!

If you own rental property in California, or just want to renovate your own home before moving back in, you may be out of luck.  A new bill introduced in the state government would allow the confiscation of your property after just 90 days standing empty. The issue of homelessness in California is a problem in need of addressing and worthy of creating ideal solutions to remedy. But should that solution to homelessness be resolved by what some might consider to be legislated theft? Because the recently introduced Senate Bill 1079, if enacted, could force an entity to sell their home to

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Hypocrisy, much?

We all know hypocrisy is a trademark of politicians across the spectrum, from left to right.  There are very few honest men and women among them.  The same goes for their associates, advisors, staff and hangers-on.  However, seldom has hypocrisy been so blatantly displayed, this time by Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice and former press secretary for Hillary Clinton. After President Trump had criticized Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor of the US Supreme Court last week, Fallon sent this tweet: However, after Senator Chuck Schumer threatened SCOTUS Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch a few days ago, Fallon tweeted: In doing so, of course, he justified (in so

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Architecture and moonbats: the struggle is real

I continue to shake my head in disbelief at how extremely liberal/far-left-wing/progressive moonbats can find something ideological in anything and everything they see.  It’s as if they look at the world through spectacles designed to show reality only in politically tinged colors. The latest example may be found in the Guardian, where an article postulates that President Trump’s preference for classical architecture is actually a form of endorsement for patriarchal, authoritarian societies. Modernism took the advances of the technological revolution, then tried to make a clean break with the styles of architecture that had preceded it. Its practitioners were designing for the

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Rape, political correctness, and the real world

Yet again we’ve seen the usual suspects scream in outrage at even the suggestion that women’s behavior might just possibly contribute to their getting raped.  This time it’s in Kenya. A top Kenyan university has apologised after blaming “reckless” female students for becoming victims of rape. The security memo, which was sent to all students on Tuesday, was “insensitive”, the University of Nairobi’s vice-chancellor admitted. A petition started in response to the memo questioned how women could be blamed for their own rape. Popular media personality, Adelle Onyango, posted on Instagram: “This is what victim shaming looks like.” . . .

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An opinionated, one-sided bigot, posing as a journalist

I have no sympathy for ABC News correspondent David Wright after he was suspended by his network for comments he made to a Project Veritas investigator.  Bold, underlined text is my emphasis. ABC News has suspended veteran Washington correspondent David Wright for remarks he made that were captured on video by Project Veritas. Wright was disciplined after higher-ups at ABC News reviewed footage in which Wright describes himself as a “socialist” and appears to criticize the network for the way in which it chooses to present the news. “I feel terrible about it. I feel that the truth suffers, the voters are poorly

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Can Bloomberg buy the US presidency?

There’s a very interesting analysis of election spending at Axios, titled “Bloomberg’s big bet on the power of money“.  (Click the image below for a larger view.)   Why it matters: Bloomberg is betting that enough exposure — through a $300m+ ad campaign and a non-traditional run that looks past the early four states — will make him competitive in Super Tuesday, and make all Democrats stronger in the general election. He’s blowing through cash to create a parallel (or bigger) unofficial, uncoordinated party infrastructure in case the DNC can’t help the eventual Democratic nominee enough in states that should

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Tasteless, clueless, classless, and just plain trashy

(And when I say “tasteless”, I don’t mean using tastebuds!) I refer, of course, to the seemingly growing fad among some women of marketing the scent of their nether regions.  Gwyneth Paltrow started it, at a not-so-cool $75 per whiff.  (Hilariously, a Canadian taxi company promptly copied her using the masculine equivalent at $25 more per pop, to highlight the “pay gap”.) Now R&B singer Erykah Badu is doing her bit for the cause with a perfume claiming to embody (you should pardon the expression) the scent of her more intimate bits and pieces.  She says it was derived from burning her used underwear.  Talk about the bonfire

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Perhaps we need a Lemon Law for the “woke” news media?

Many states in the USA have so-called “Lemon Laws“.  These provide that if a consumer item (typically a car, etc.) fails to meet normal standards of quality and performance, the purchaser can return it to the vendor for a more satisfactory replacement or a full refund. After this public display of scorn and derision by CNN pundit Don Lemon and his guests (frequent CNN contributor Wajahat Ali and former Republican strategist Rick Wilson) the other night, perhaps we need to expand Lemon Laws to deal with his ilk, too. Mr. Lemon tried to defend himself and his guests last night, but in a fashion I can

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Exposing an anti-gun hoax?

Last week Dr. Joseph Sakran alleged, in an article in the Baltimore Sun, that an implied death threat had been placed on his car.  On Twitter he provided a picture of the printed threat, and another of it placed beneath a windshield wiper on his car.  (He’s since deleted the Twitter images.) Astute Twitterati observers analyzed the images.  They very quickly realized that the reflections in the windshield, and the surrounding environment, showed that the vehicle was parked in a domestic garage (presumably his);  and the photograph of the paper, taken in what looked like a normal home, showed his bare leg.  In

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