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November 23, 2016

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Liz

the high-profile... anti-bullying campaigner... is seen smirking while the distressed man tries to pull away and shield himself from her.

Lefties project.

David

Lefties project.

Apparently, Ms Ward has been complaining about “concerted attacks” on her character. And being an advocate of totalitarianism and assaulting random passers-by, and feeling smug while doing it, is an obvious sign of sainthood.

bilbaoboy

All she needs is to be martyred then, right?

It's the quickest road to sainthood I know.

Jonathan

Via Reason.

Apparently celebrating America in America is racist, or something:

Dean of Students Sheilah Horton fretted that the America-themed party "provides an opportunity for students to dress or behave in a way that offends or oppresses others." She noted that even one negative event could cause the entire community to feel unsafe.

Alice

#SnowIsAFeministIssue

mike fowle

From that The Daily Caller report: “Think about the groups who use the flag, from police officers to the U.S. Army,” student Daniel Vogel told the Amherst Bulletin. “These are the forces on the ground that make oppression happen.”

Never have Kipling's lines about making mock of uniforms that guard you while you sleep seemed more apposite.

John D

Hampshire College… responded to Trump’s victory by keeping the U.S. flag at half-staff, as if in mourning… Then, on the night before Veterans Day, somebody took the flag down and set it on fire.

Has anyone told them this isn’t how well adjusted grown-ups behave?

sH2

Racist hair!

https://twitter.com/sjw_nonsense/status/801302917739376640

abacab

All this loving on illegal immigrants is cruellest to the *legal* immigrants, who have often had to jump through multiple time-consuming and expensive hoops. I read somewhere that for some visa types in the US, you have to return to your country of origin to renew.

Whereas an illegal can just go to California and not have to bother with all that.

But ho hum, respect for the rule of law is so "racist" now...

Tim Newman

And it simply can’t be done while the national flag is visible anywhere on campus.

Indeed, this is quite the category error, isn't it? I'm going to stop buying skimmed milk because I want to focus on learning Spanish.

David

I’m going to stop buying skimmed milk because I want to focus on learning Spanish.

Heh. Help yourself to cake.

abacab

I wonder what keeps attracting people to immigrate to a country they apparently can't stand, is apparently horrifically biased against them, and the mere sight of whose flag causes palpitations?

Jonathan

Meanwhile those hate-filled Trump Nazis continue to paint their evil swastikas all over Democrat-voting places:

C'mon guys. If you're going to fake a hate crime, at least try to get it right.

TomJ

Lest one were to think the Swede's have totally lost the Viking vibe, the headline of this article is a cracker...

David

Lest one were to think the Swede’s have totally lost the Viking vibe,

Hardcore.

SumDumGuy

Dean of Students Sheilah Horton fretted that the America-themed party "provides an opportunity for students to dress or behave in a way that offends or oppresses others." She noted that even one negative event could cause the entire community to feel unsafe.

So don't have Mexican/Chinese/whatever themed parties, because appropriation, and don't have American themed parties (what ever the heck that means) because racism?

So, what kind of parties am I allowed to have here?

Side note: Jonathan. The center photo on the middle row could be someone intentionally disrespecting the Latin Kings by displaying their tags incorrectly. The trident is associated with them and drawing it bent and/or sideways is sort of throwing it in their face that they don't own the neighborhood.

David

C’mon guys. If you’re going to fake a hate crime, at least try to get it right.

As several people have noted, it’s curious how the majority of these swastikas have either been ‘discovered’ in areas where leftists tend to congregate – there are, I should imagine, very few actual Nazis on liberal arts campuses - or have been incidents like this.

OJ

One of the Hampshire College students went on Fox to defend the flag burning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byIAdAbALcw&t=322s

Spoiler: it didn't turn out well for him.

Jonathan

After seeing this, the Alt-Right Trump Nazi hordes surrendered unconditionally:

David, sorry about the large image - my feeble attempts at re-sizing it failed.

David

[ Interlocks fingers, cracks knuckles. ]

Jonathan

Side note: Jonathan. The center photo on the middle row could be someone intentionally disrespecting the Latin Kings by displaying their tags incorrectly. The trident is associated with them and drawing it bent and/or sideways is sort of throwing it in their face that they don't own the neighborhood.

I didn't know that but surely it must be a hate crime to disrespect the Latin Kings!

Jonathan

[ Interlocks fingers, cracks knuckles. ]

Reports self to correction booth.

David

That so many left-leaning university administrators are now openly advocating the obstruction of law enforcement does rather highlight a gulf between them and much of the wider electorate.

Jonathan

That so many left-leaning university administrators are now openly advocating the obstruction of law enforcement does rather highlight a gulf between them and much of the wider electorate.

Hmmm. That seems like it might be against the law.

What do you know? It is:

The following are all prohibited under U.S. criminal immigration law:

Bringing undocumented aliens to the U.S. without authorization or prior approval.
Transporting illegal immigrants within the U.S.
Encouraging foreign nationals to enter the U.S. without authorization.
Conspiracy to commit and/or aiding the execution of any of the aforementioned acts.
Harboring aliens is any action that can significantly facilitate an alien's capacity to stay in the United States illegally. It is unlawful for anyone to harbor, hide, or shield from detection by any means (including building or motor vehicle) a foreign national who is not a legal resident of the U.S. Even if an alien gained legal entry, once they lose legal status those who help him/her stay can be found guilty of harboring.

Provisions under 8 USC 1324

(iii) A person is guilty if they act in knowing or reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remained in the U.S. in violation of law, and thereafter conceals, harbors, shields from detection or attempts to do any of the foregoing.

The penalties are up to 5 years, 10 if done for private financial gain or commercial advantage or up to 20 years if during and in relation to the offense the person causes serious bodily injury or puts in jeopardy the life of any person. The penalty may be death, if any death resulted.

Daniel Ream

The United States Marines read Starship Troopers and Ender's Game.

In an armed clash between rival tribes of science fiction readers, I know who I'm betting on.

Sporkatus

If I understand the gentleman with the sign correctly, all those who think they would support a series of fictional causes against fictional enemies now need to join his "real" cause against a fictional version of real enemies - and not doing so would be an act of violence against... fictional good?

I don't believe he's examined his argument thoroughly.

Sporkatus

It certainly is a good thing he's in the reality-based community, regardless. Otherwise he might have come off as a bit of a fantasist.

Rob

So if people haul down 'Islamophobia' and gay rights and burn them, the college will no longer persue them and move onto something else?

Min

Hoaxers gonna hoax.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/north-park-fabricated-notes-402556366.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_CHBrand

champ

Re: the sanctuary city thing. I wonder how progressives would react if some conservative city were to stop enforcing some federal rule/regulation, say for gun control...

False Profiteer

According to Slate, the Democratic party needs to double down on identity politics.

There's a good bit where the author insists that Trump voters ought to be mad that Trump ditched the press to eat a $36 hamburger with his family. I guess they should be shocked that a rich person buys expensive food.

David

Poking through today’s traffic stats, I discovered that this place has been linked by a discerning member of the Vintage Erotica Forums.

Which, I believe, is a first.

Killer Marmot

Damn that patriarchal misogynist Swedish snow.

dearieme

Could somebody persuade Hampshire College in Massachusetts to fly a flag bearing a portrait of the Prophet?

Spiny Norman

...a discerning member of the Vintage Erotica Forums.

Okay, what exactly qualifies as "vintage erotica"?

Spiny Norman

Isn't Hampshire College home to Trigglypuff?

David

Okay, what exactly qualifies as “vintage erotica”?

I tried not to linger, and kept my eyes averted at all times, but I gather that the cut-off date to qualify is somewhere around the mid-nineties.

Lab Rat

I tried not to linger, and kept my eyes averted at all times, but I gather that the cut-off date to qualify is somewhere around the mid-nineties.

Would that be the 1890s or the 1990s?? The former is what comes to mind first, when reading the phrase "vintage erotica", probably because I graduated high school right before the latter...

I guess I'll go yell at them young whippersnappers to get off my lawn now...

Spiny Norman

Oh, I wouldn't call that "vintage" at all. I would assume it would mean pre-Deep Throat at the very latest.

Sheesh.

David

Jim Geraghty on the vast and looming Nazi onslaught prophesied by the left:

Yes, it’s absolutely awful that about 200 white nationalist guys… got together at a Washington D.C. convention centre, gave Nazi salutes, yelled “Hail Trump!” and generally made asses of themselves. Then again, it’s not that hard to gather a couple dozen or couple hundred people together for just about any idea or concept, no matter how obscure or outlandish. About 80 Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln presenters – don’t call them “impersonators!” – gathered for their convention in Vandalia, Illinois. The white nationalists couldn’t gather as big a crowd as the 300 mermaids and mermen at “MerFest” in Cary, North Carolina last year. Of course, all of these gatherings shrink in comparison to “BronyCon”; about 7,000 grown adults attended the last convention for My Little Pony fans. (You may find that a completely different sign of the Apocalypse.)

Remain vigilant, citizens.

Spiny Norman

Bronies, probably the real reason Islamic terrorists hate us. {o.O}

JerryC

Islam and gay rights...two great tastes that don't taste great together.

fnord

And it simply can’t be done while the national flag is visible anywhere on campus.

========
Well then, we should make sure that we keep people who wear that icky flag off the campus, such as oh... police pursuing rapists, or firefighters, or EMT's.

R. Sherman

Off-topic Thanksgiving tip: When your daughter announces she intends to make the pumpkin pies to serve twenty people from scratch, including cooking down several pounds of raw pumpkin parts, surreptitiously lay in a few tins of canned pumpkin in order to nip the inevitable emotional breakdown resulting from misuse of a pressure cooker in the bud. #FatherKnowsBest #Patriarchy?Hell,yes!

ACTOldFart

Vintage porn is in black and white and the women have pubic hair ... err ... or at least so I have been told ...

champ

on the other hand, when things start to sound this crazy, do you wonder where this might be going?

Hopp Singg

Vintage porn is in black and white and the women have pubic hair ... err ... or at least so I have been told ...

Women identify as having pubic hair.

It's real to them....

David

It’s intersectional.

David

Also.

Rob

"Okay, what exactly qualifies as “vintage erotica”?"

I saw a post on Twitter last week showing the cover of a soft porn magazine from the 1970s called "Broad Minded".

David

Ba-dum tissshh.

Tim Newman

I tried not to linger, and kept my eyes averted at all times, but I gather that the cut-off date to qualify is somewhere around the mid-nineties.

Are you referring to the era or the age of the models?

David

Ba-dum tissshh.

JuliaM

"The president of the college says that by getting rid of the flag the school will be able to focus on other issues like halting Islamophobia and promoting gay rights."

Must admit, I hovered over the link expecting 'The Onion' or 'The Daily Mash'...

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

I saw a post on Twitter last week showing the cover of a soft porn magazine from the 1970s called "Broad Minded".

From David's archives....

The original Mr. X

After seeing this, the Alt-Right Trump Nazi hordes surrendered unconditionally:

I found it kind of odd that that guy references The Hunger Games, seeing as how Hillary and the rest of the progressive left would feel far more at home in the Capitol (urban, hi-tech, look down on the rest of the country, dress like every day is gay pride march day) than in District 12 (poor, rural, uneducated, coal-mining, somewhere in Appalachia, don't like the government, would probably vote for Trump).

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Hoaxers gonna hoax.

And of course the article uncritically quotes the Southern Poverty Law Center, who are one of the bigger hate groups out there.

Trevor

Isn't Hampshire College home to Trigglypuff?

I assumed she carried her home around on her flabby back.

JuliaM

And now, ladies and gentlemen, Abi Wilkinson: https://t.co/QisKJswchi

I don't think the 'Guardian' can top this, can they?

David

I don’t think the ‘Guardian’ can top this, can they?

And yet somehow, inexplicably, they keep losing money hand over fist.

David

Incidentally, if anyone has trouble with comments not appearing, email me and I’ll rattle the spam filter.

Charlie Suet

I love the Guardian Pick comment on the Abi Wilkinson piece. Normally the Guardian Pick comments are the ones that agree with the columnist, however dissimilar they are to the general reaction.

On that article, the best they can do is to bleat that they publish 600 articles a day and that they're not all as inane as that one.

NickM

David,
I have (a now pretty much defunct) website for the oldgame, "Hardwar". I got some odd incoming because it is also the name of an Indian city. They thought I was the chamber of commerce or something.

David

They thought I was the chamber of commerce or something.

Exploit the confusion and rule like a god.

Spiny Norman

Christmas decorations gone wrong.

David

Christmas decorations gone wrong.

Don’t know about you but I’m feeling jollier already.

Lisboeta

So many distracting triggers for the poor wee babes! My idea: convert Uni's to blocks of single-occupant, safe-space cells. Granted, it more or less rules out any teaching; the plus side is that it'll slash staff overheads. Any student surviving their safe space for three years automatically gets a degree in Non-Gendered Spatial Studies (cf. any Gender Studies degree).

Lisboeta

More Christmas baubles
"This ornament is sure to make any tree stand out"
http://mashable.com/2016/11/23/donald-trump-store-150-dollar-christmas-ornament/

PiperPaul

Well, Spiny's contribution was definitely standing out.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Speaking of Christmas decorations gone wrong, there's also this oldie but goodie.

PiperPaul


What? I don't see it.

Horace Dunn

I don’t think the ‘Guardian’ can top this, can they?

It certainly deserves some sort of prize. Take this statement about the offensive emoji:

it still provokes a visceral reaction in me that I’d struggle to overstate.

Oh, I don't think you'd struggle too much, dear.

David Gillies

I don’t think the ‘Guardian’ can top this, can they?

Well, that's a hostage to fortune if ever I saw one. I mean, experience tells us that predictions of that sort have a very short shelf life. Normal people might be unable to see exactly how you could top something like that, but rest assured that every time on your hike up Mt. Balderdash you think you've reached the peak, it turns out to be a false summit.

Sines314

The best part about the Emojis article...

"Some have suggested that the frog face is the worst emoji, because of its recent association with the so-called alt-right (neo-Nazi nerds, in layman’s terms) who adopted it as a mascot after the Southern Poverty Law Center declared the Pepe the frog meme a symbol of hate."

Notice the order of events here... it was adopted by the 'Neo-Nazi Nerds' AFTER it was declared a hate-symbol. It makes one wonder what made the SPLC decide to declare it as a hate symbol. It makes it sound like the SPLC just decided to do it on a whim, and the alt-right rolled with it.

Which, honestly, is exactly what happened.

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