Category: The Left

We Have A Winner In The Ultimate Obscenity Contest

     And it’s Walt Disney Corporation:      Walt Disney has been cancelled by Walt Disney.      Here’s the back story:      When Disneyland first opened in 1955, Walt Disney delivered a speech welcoming people to the happiest place on Earth.      To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here …

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It’s Fun To Swim At The…

     YMCA? Perhaps not for Julie Jaman:      Julie Jaman, an 80-year-old woman from Port Townsend, Washington, expressed her discomfort and fear when she encountered a male in the women’s shower area at the local YMCA.      The YMCA’s reaction? Jaman was permanently banned from the facility, according to the Port Townsend Free Press.      …

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When Wrong Is Right

     A conversation that occurred between great jazz pianist Thelonious Monk and an aspiring musician provides three-fourths of today’s title. The young man played a sequence of notes to Monk, and asked him “What would be the right continuation?” Monk replied, “Wrong is right.” Another jazz icon, guitarist John Abercrombie, provides a similar anecdote about …

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The Terror Is Approaching

     And it is intentional:      Darren Brady, 51, has slammed Hampshire Police for ‘impeding his right to free speech’ after he was placed into handcuffs on Friday at his home in Aldershot for sharing a meme.      Footage of the arrest was widely shared on social media and showed an officer who told Mr …

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The War On Compassion

     There have been quite a few “war on” initiatives popularized by the statists of our formerly free nation. I’m sure you can name a few names without straining: “War on Drugs,” “War on Poverty,” and “War on Terror” practically leap to mind. Note that in each of those cases, “war” is being declared against …

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The Essence Of Totalitarianism

     From Power Line’s John Hinderaker:      Currently the Left is “demonstrating” against the Supreme Court justices who concurred in the Dobbs decision. A few nights ago, as Scott has noted, left-wingers harassed Justice Brett Kavanaugh and other diners at the Morton’s steak house in D.C. Liberals viewed this effort as a triumph–Kavanaugh reportedly had …

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Settled Outrage

     The word of the day is settled. As in “The metal shavings have settled out of the engine oil,” or “The fruit has settled to the bottom of the Jell-O®,” or “He settled his fat ass in his high-backed leather desk chair, grinned mockingly, and said ‘no comment.’” But most emphatically not as in …

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California’s War On Guns Continues

     Looky here:      California gun owners have been put at risk by the Attorney General’s office after a new dashboard leaked their personal information.      The California Department of Justice’s 2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal went live on Monday with publicly-accessible files that include identifying information for those who have concealed carry permits. The leaked …

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Key To Understanding The Violence

     In just five more days, we’ll be “celebrating” an event the Left would prefer that you not remember:      On June 14, 2017, a gunman walked onto a baseball field at Eugene Simpson Park in Alexandria, Virginia, opening fire on politicians and wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and four others.      …

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“That’s Racist!”

     First, a thematic cartoon:      Got the idea? Well, then let’s proceed.      One of the critical conduits for the prescription of attitudes among Americans, and possibly among Westerners generally, is our entertainment stream. This is unlikely to surprise my Gentle Readers, several of whom have complained about it to me – privately, of …

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“Not Done”

     Historically, much that is not illegal by statute has been restrained by an unwritten social code. Nineteenth Century England, the closest approach to a classical-liberal polity in Europe of that era, had extensive codes of that sort. Because English society was stratified by class, there were several such codes, which included rules by which …

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Terror In The Vestibule

     I was thinking of taking the rest of the day off from commentary when, courtesy of J. J. Sefton, I started reading this essay by Naomi Wolf. It’s long, and addresses several matters of both political and sociological interest, but the segment that struck me most powerfully appears below:      Overnight, a new concern, …

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Another Episode In The Polarization Chronicles

     Yes, yes: Twitter’s board of directors has approved the sale of the company to Elon Musk and his partners. Though it wasn’t exactly foreordained, it was much more likely than not that a sale would occur at some price. Otherwise the Twitter board would have had to defend the decision to deny its stockholders …

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Concerning Yesterday’s Emission

     Make that “mentally disturbed and / or utterly evil adults” and you’ve got the whole of the Left’s educational “project” in a sentence.      Once again, applause to Mike Miles at 90 Miles from Tyranny.

Groomer-Adjacent

     This image speaks concisely and clearly of what has been done to normal Americans in the name of “tolerance:”      If it’s normal and wholesome, whatever it is, it’s under attack today. From the Left, of course. The Left must destroy the chief buttresses to our sense of normality before it can remake the …

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A Long, Long Time Ago…

     …there was a company called Disney. Its products were aimed at American youth, typically below the age of puberty. The consistent quality and generally uplifting character of those products made it one of the most successful entertainment companies ever formed. Its founding genius, Walt Disney, was the icon of the company for the whole …

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Sex As Strategy And Tactics

     It goes essentially without saying that sex, owing to our nature, is a principal attractor. However, the reverse of the coin is seldom discussed: it’s also a principal distractor. Clever sorts can use sex or parasexual matters to distract target audiences from what ought to be get their greatest attention, just as a stage …

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Fun As A Sociopolitical Weapon (UPDATED)

     Good morning, and Happy Pi Day, to all my Gentle Readers. It comes but once a year, so make the best of it. Do something round. Do something irrational. Perhaps – if you can work it out – do something Eulerian: eiπ + 1 = 0      And do it loud!      Now, on …

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Fidelity To “The Narrative”

     A reposted Jack Cashill article (the original American Thinker posting is apparently inaccessible) on the George Zimmerman / Trayvon Martin episode illuminates exactly where the media stands on “facts” and “truth.” Cashill was offended by the appearance of a deceitful Trayvon Martin canonization piece, on February 26 of this year, the ten-year anniversary of …

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The Left’s Approach To Facts And Truth

     Dig this:      Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been taking some punches by activist media for “bullying” a group of young men by explaining to them that they don’t need to wear masks that are useless just to virtue signal mask compliance, and saying that people need to cut it out with the ridiculous …

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