Category Archives: Rights

NCAA Issues Hostage Demands

The NCAA, putatively a nonpartisan college athletics organization, has now demanded that the sate of North Carolina laws enact laws that the NCAA approves of rather than those legislated by the representatives of the citizens of the state or the NCAA will not allow any special NCAA events take place in the state, like, forevuh!

It is specifically trying to promote laws favorable to “transgender” people rather than the vast majority of citizens of the state. It is estimated that “trangendered” people make up less than 1% of the population. In other words 99+% are supposed to bend over backwards to accommodate a confused <1%.

North Carolina’s representatives in Washington need to move against the NCAA and remove its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status since it has become highly politically active, in opposition to its charter. Additionally, the state should move against the organization in civil courts.

The NCAA has become nothing more than a political activist organization and should be treated as such. It is an ally of the Democratic party.

Interestingly, the NCAA has been very circumspect on allowing “transgender” athletes, there are very few of them, to play on the teams they want to play on. Of course hypocrisy is the mark of the liberal.

I have been boycotting the NCAA for awhile now… And found I can live without it. And it also bleeds ESPN. Join me!

Why Does the NCAA Have an Office of Inclusion?

If you want a gander at where liberals are steering us, check out the NCAA’s “Office of Inclusion.” Here’s a world where people are measured exclusively on skin color, gender (especially deviation from the norm) and sexual preferences (definitely deviation from the norm).

This is an effort with the same mindset as the old German SS’s office of racial purity.

The home page is enough to make one shake one’s head for the future of our country, at least on the college sports front. The banner of “Inclusion” seems to cover a very narrow group of people.

Ironically, the office itself is very uninclusive — with a staff of six (and two ‘interns’) made up of exclusively blacks and white women, with one “Asian” male, who handles “International Student Athletes.”

You can bet the head guy, Bernard Franklin draws a nice six figure salary. I wouldn’t be surprised if the two “Director(s) of Inclusion” — one for “Gender Equity and LGBTQ” and the other “Race/Ethnicity and Student Athletes With Disabilities,” — were also six-figure deadweights. One has a doctoral in “health and sport studies” while the other sports a doctoral in “sport administration.” Reading the bio descriptions is both laughable and frightening in the academic gobbledygook that describes the enormous Academic Grievance Industry that is dragging academia into the pit of Hell.

Do I even have to say that both are very versed in Title IX????

Sadly, things get no better down the staff directory with one young woman whose “responsibilities include promoting inclusion initiatives in the areas of gender equity and LGBTQ support and programming. She also serves to support the Committee on Women’s Athletics and the Gender Equity Task Force.” Her bona fides include: “She wrote her master’s thesis on the FAIR Education Act, a California law that mandated LGBT curriculum in schools, and how it both supported and negated Queer Theory.”

It could easily be concluded that everyone in the office is way overeducated and an extreme liberal of the politically correct flavor.

Other than the “Asian” male, all the paid staffers are female — not very “inclusive,” huh?

There are two “interns.” One seems to be female though she looks more like a young Kel Mitchell in “Mystery Men.” The other is a black male who, in a politically correct faux pas, seems to have been involved in a Cinco de Mayo planning committee. But he makes up for it in his other PC activities.

The “News” section is typical PC gibberish though amusingly it has one story about how the NCAA now demands that cities interested in hosting championship events must answer a questionnaire about how that city is going to stop discrimination against attendees of such events.

You mean like discrimination against conservative white males that your own office clearly practices?

I once again reiterate my boycott of the NCAA and all its events.

The Heart of Darkness… er… Socialism

You didn’t build that,” one of King Barry’s chestnuts, is a pure distillation of socialism.

It eliminates the possibility of property ownership or enjoying the fruit of one’s labors thus mitigating one’s control of one’s self and one’s place in the world. Such a mentality is designed to render all to the control of the state.

I noted this in “We’re All Renters Now.” People like Obama, the Democratic Party, liberals, bureaucrats, etc., believe in the state’s primacy, the citizens are mere temporary occupants — they too shall pass but the state shall ever be.

They do not accept the organic generation of a democracy and a society — that a civilization is the sum of its people. The analogy is that the organic view sees civilization as a mountain and its citizens are the rocks, dirt and trees; therefore the mountain has no existence without the rocks (including the bedrock), dirt and trees. It is what they are.

The liberal views the civilization as the color and surface of a ball; a mere superficiality. The ball is the state and the citizens are the air making up that ball. They can come and go, make the ball inflate or deflate but, ultimately, they are transient. The ball can always be refilled with new citizens.

And, importantly, to the liberal, the air serves the ball. Don’t forget that. Obama and his ilk think that way.

They also view themselves as the ball.

A Bite Out of the Apple

Are you chuckling as much as I am about the European Union socking it to Apple for unpaid/back taxes on its European operations?

It couldn’t happen to a more politically correct liberal poster child than Apple.

Instead of saying, “Oops, our bad. We’re good liberals so we’ll just reach into our pocket and happily pony up the amount…,” Apple squealed like a stuck pig.

Don’tcha luv it when liberals are hoist by their own petard?

Hey, Timmy! You’re a big-time supporter of every liberal cause that rolls down the hill. You’re a supporter of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party and probably Bernie Sanders too. You wanted these things like big taxes and governmental micromanagement, but are they just for other people or are you willing to live by them?

Apparently not…

Now, are you a liberal who’s being mugged by reality? Are you going to learn the lesson? Do you understand that the Eurocrats view you and your company as little more than a servant of their enterprise. You are a sheep to be shorn and provide them with wool. It might be really cool wool but you’re still a sheep in their eyes. Baaaaaah!

Are you going to join us or is your liberal fealty, possibly driven by your boastful homosexuality, your greatest concern? Is your sexual upside-down cake so important to you that you’d piss away $13 billion of other people’s money (and much more year after year if you knuckle under to the Eurofascists)?

Gun Grab — Power Grab

John Hinderaker of Power Line does a nice summation of the idiocy, strawman arguments and evil behind the modern antigun movement in “Wear Orange to Stop Gun Violence?

The simple-mindedness of the modern liberal would almost be amusing if it didn’t mask the darker, far more sinister true goal, the removal of firearms from private, law-abiding citizens. The idea that wearing orange will somehow engineer a magic “solution” that would render “gun violence” a thing of the past displays typical liberal dimwittery and wishful-thinking.

It also belies a “Baptists and bootleggers” coalition between totalitarian liberals wanting to disarm those that might resist their endless march to omnipotent power and criminals who find a disarmed citizenry to be a happy hunting ground. Both agree that a cowed population is in their best interests.

Our Lord of the Flies

When I was a kid and a young adult in the 1960s and 1970s (even into the 1980s), my grandparents in rural northern Texas loved Roosevelt, FDR, that is. Heck, everyone of that generation did. They praised him because he took care of them and saved them from the clutches of those awful Republican businessmen (who were out to steal their land — often to sell it to the railroad or some mysterious bogeyman — and take their money). The Republicans had  who had started the Depression after all. Or so they thought. Those small towns and counties and others like them throughout the South and rural West voted Democrat as sure as the sun was going to come up, decade after decade. If Satan had run as a Democrat, it’d be Mayor Satan.

Then they’d sit around the table and wonder why Washington couldn’t (magically) solve their problems. Yet, strangely, often they’d sound Republican, complaining about high taxes, big government, stupid policies, regulations and powerful bureaucrats controlling their lives… “Those ‘fellers’ in Washington,” simply didn’t understand, they’d complain. If only Roosevelt were back, he’d fix things right.

That Roosevelt had fixed nothing (arguably made things worse) was a proposition that could not enter their minds. They simply recalled things like getting electricity or telephone service “out to the farm” during his administration (technically it was probably late Hoover but…), a highway finally got paved (though most of the farm roads were still dirt roads) or often-unemployed Uncle Harry had joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and wrote them about it from Idaho. At least he wasn’t bumming around any longer… And even if not everything had been fixed, well, at least Roosevelt put the businessmen in their place and made them poor too. And there wasn’t a Republican in sight.

Then World War II came along and everything changed for those communities. All the kids and younger men “went off to war.” Most didn’t come back but resettled in a city somewhere. But the important thing was that Roosevelt won the war (and died for it) and prosperity came. See, his plan had worked, despite Republican machinations.They were pro-Nazi, in case you hadn’t heard.

For the most part, however, these people simply wanted to be left alone to get on with their lives and dealings. Roosevelt had done that too. It was the Republicans who were for the regulations or rigging the market that would “cheat” a farmer out of his profit or take money from a “widow woman and her children.”

There was an immutability about this world view.

I remember one time, in the early 1980s, when I had graduated from the kiddies’ area to floating on the periphery of the grown-ups table, pointing out that some bugaboo they were on about was actually a “Democrat” proposal. Needless to say, I never made that point again (and beat a retreat to the outdoors to play with my cousins). One grandmother was completely convinced for years that Reagan was going to raise “the taxes.” That’s what Republicans did to the little man. Then they were going to give that money to the rich people, bankers and their businessmen cronies. That’s how those folks got rich. She had seen it “on Dan Rather.” They religiously followed the TV news, Cronkite, then Rather. It was Gospel.

Roosevelt, and therefore Democrats, were always good and Republicans were always bad — that could never change no matter how much my elders and their neighbors actually sounded like Republicans in their day to day conversations. It was my first real collision with political reality.

It should be noted that as they passed on, bless their well-meaning hearts, those areas have turned and are now solidly Republican.

I bring this up because for many, perception is reality. Most voters really don’t dig into issues, no matter how much they think they are “informed.” Their knowledge comes from their “education” (controlled by Democrats — education unions and the hard left college professoriate), reinforced by the pop culture they read about in newspapers and books, see on TV or in movies (again, controlled by Democrats). They are marinated in this, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year: Republicans and anyone who follows them, e.g. “Big Business,” are bad, mean, stupid, evil, selfish, greedy, uncaring… You don’t want to be any of those things, do you? While Democrats and their supporters, on the other hand, are good and they care about you.

That’s all you need to know.

So it should be no surprise now that someone like Obama can get elected and reelected. He cares about you and works hard for you. He said so himself and so did the paper, CNN, Charlie Rose, Katie Couric, etc.

It should be no surprise that someone like Hillary Clinton (or most any other Democrat) manages to survive, even thrive and get rich despite manifest crimes and shocking incompetence. They aren’t Republicans and she says that she cares. That’s all you need to know.

No one should be surprised that so many, especially younger people, have become accustomed to being taken care of, for their whole lives. They are used to “free” things (Mom and Dad paid for it) like Obamacare, soon-to-be-expunged student loans and easy-term “federally-guaranteed” loans and mortgages. They think that big government will make everything right and even tuck them in at night and look under the bed for monsters. And someone else will pay for it, too!

As of late we seem to have entered a new round of this “Roosevelting” of the populace. We have a generation or more of youth entering adulthood and young adults who are bat-poo crazy, if the campus turmoil is any indication.

These people have grown up in the lap of luxury: fed a plentiful diet while living in quarters unseen for 99.9999% of mankind’s history; entertained as if they were Roman emperors; required to do nothing to support themselves; had no expectations expected of them; doted upon incessantly and indulged on most every (childish) whim; basically treated as minor deities all of their young lives. And, yet, somehow, they have convinced themselves that they are “victims;” put upon by vast, dark and unseen racist, sexist, classist forces; afflicted with horrific conditions (physical and mental); or forced to buy defective or dangerous products; eat poisoned food; breathe poisoned air; live in poisoned environments; etc. Every living moment presents dangerous, existential threats to them they are taught to believe.

How is this so?

Look at how they were educated from their first moments of sentience. They are bathed every second of their waking lives in an unending agitprop from newspapers, magazines, books, TV and movies (many songs too), community leaders, politicians and teachers at all levels telling them how awful things are; how so many people are trying to ruin them; how awful and illegitimate the past is; and how life itself is an omnipresent threat to their well-being. Few dare tell them otherwise (not that they would ever see such counters or understand them). They are told how special and smart they are and no one dares tell them otherwise lest they hurt their feelings. Every adult they encounter (like college administrators) bows to them as if they were potentates.

They are encouraged to express themselves, often in dramatic (even histrionic), emotional terms because emotions are considered to be more legitimate and “real” than anything else. They are told that everything they think and know is right and good while anyone who disagrees with them or has a different opinion is wrong, bad, bigoted and possibly dangerous to them. Such people might need to be avoided, exiled, reeducated or destroyed they, not surprisingly, reason.

They are told that most all businesses are bad, act illegally, cheat people, foul the environment, steal from others (including the government), endanger and underpay workers, sell dangerous products or services and are a threat to all that is good. They are told that people who are successful have succeeded by ill means and on the backs of others (including you!). There has never been a good business of any size above a few employees. These people and their businesses must be regulated, taxed, run out of business and have everything taken from them and given to others, allegedly more deserving. The only hope for businesses is to succumb to liberal governance, make little or no profit, hire only liberals and give money to, devote resources to and support only liberal causes. Then they can be part of an economic public-private partnership — and be guaranteed approved business while competitors justly feel the wrath of public and government disapproval and regulatory constriction.

They have grown up in a world where increasingly everything is to be politicized — either changed, banned or redeployed as a weapon to propagandize and remake society from its abominable past and flawed present into a perfect future society. A world where everything and every moment of life needs to be regulated or monitored for deviations from liberal orthodoxy (AKA all that is good).

They are told that all who came before them were flawed and imperfect, if not downright evil. Prime example — the United States. There are few lessons to be learned from the past. They were all racists, sexists, genderists, classists and are against so many things now seen as good by the important people of today. The past needs to be rewritten or disposed of.

They are never encouraged to sacrifice or act modestly, humbly. Those are ideas and behaviors, with a hint of religion around them, from the past (and the past is bad). The past can never be innocent, it must be tried and convicted. If it feels good it must be right is the new motto.

And there are many of those racists, sexists, genderists, classists still around and they need to be defeated, exiled, reeducated or simply destroyed. Their mere existence is an affront to all that is good and wonderful and hinders the coming of the utopian future that can only be inhabited by the young ones — because they are the only pure ones. There is no room for intellectual or personal miscegenation in the future.

This is their world view. It has become their religion (existent religions being one of those bad things from the past that must be disposed of). Is it any wonder that they turned out the way the did. Give a small, ignorant child a loaded gun and guaranteed that someone is going to get hurt.

So now we find ourselves entering some sort of “Lord of the Flies”-style world with liberals occupying the capricious leadership, constantly “saving” us from “The Beast” while eliminating those who do not subscribe to the prevailing groupthink, and all the rest of us are Piggy, Simon, Sam, Eric and the littluns. Of course that story had a happy ending. I’m not so sure ours will.

North Carolina On My Mind or Tranny Tyranny

Here are some random(ish) thoughts on the North Carolina situation (AKA the bathroom protection edict).

The misnamed Human Rights Campaign, a week ago, was sending out email press releases chortling how they had 70, then 80, then 90, then 100 companies demanding that North Carolina rescind the law in question. (The Washington, D.C. radio news station WTOP practically read these press releases as their news reports, actually saying the North Carolina law ‘removed important protections for the LGBT community’ rather than it was simply clarifying what has been policy throughout history, which is what it does.)

Five years ago you couldn’t have gotten those companies, a large number of them household names, to agree to something as natural, inconsequential and inoffensive as acknowledging that holding a cuddly, purring kitten is a pleasant experience.

“Eh, we don’t want offend the fish and the bird people,” one would have squawked while another might have grumbled, “Dog people won’t like it and we do a million dollars a year in business with dog people.” “Cats shed and many people are allergic to them,” another might have protested while someone would have tossed out, “Certain religions are suspicious of cats and, frankly, cats can’t be trusted.” And so on it would have went with the motion finally tabled.

So why have these companies gone so far out on a limb with a highly contentious issue that is guaranteed to infuriate a large number (if not a majority) of their customers or prospective customers? Why are they openly equating those who disagree with them as bigots, bad people and possibly criminals? Why are they politicizing something that has little to nothing to do with their businesses? Why do they blatantly misrepresent the situation to make it sound like a long-held basic Constitutional right is being taken from everyone? Why are they actively and effectively declaring war on whole states? These states, if pushed too far, could start moving against these companies via regulatory and legal routes. The only people who win then are lawyers.

Where’s the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on this?

Despite their endless antibusiness rhetoric, liberals have slowly insinuated themselves into the highest echelons of corporate America. Just like education, the media and Hollywood, liberals have taken over the reins of power in many corporations and they have no compunction about wielding that corporation not as a business entity but as a weapon for liberal political goals. They don’t care about the business. Shareholders and investors, make no mistake, these liberals will run a company into the ground in pursuit of their goals. They don’t share your goals.

Liberals have complained for decades about the bad influence and power of corporations yet they haven’t the slightest hesitancy about using that power for their own ends. Yet another case of liberal hypocrisy and projection.

These liberals do not understand (or perhaps don’t care) that in the case of publicly-held companies they are caretakers and are to act in the shareholders’ (AKA owners) best interests. These companies are not the personal property of these social justice warriors nor are they an arm of the Democratic National Committee nor the disingenuous Human Rights Campaign. But as education, the media and entertainment have become stalking horses for the DNC and other socialists, so does “corporate” America.

It should be noted that many of these corporations have significant and growing “Diversity” offices and spend millions on “diversity” efforts. In many cases these companies have cooked their own gooses. The removal of these of these “diversity” offices need to be part of a movement that includes their exorcism from college campuses. They are racist, sexist, discriminatory and destructive entities.

Do these companies really have large numbers of people (confused men) who want to use the ladies room? Seriously, is there some enormous heretofore unseen group of people (mentally unstable men) who have to use the ladies room? Or is this just catering to a handful of disturbed people at the expense of a lot of other perfectly normal people? There certainly is no business goal involved here — it is merely SJWs using business resources to shove something else down the throats of people who disagree with them.

I wouldn’t be the first to note that liberals like to use the exception to build social and legal policy around while telling the majority to shove it.

Many warned that if the gay marriage issue was ceded that it wouldn’t end there. I TOLD YOU SO!

But no, moderate Republicans — with your big hearts, moaned that it wasn’t such a big deal and maybe if we gave in (‘compromised’) on that issue they’d be satisfied and we’d show how nice we really are and get invited to cool parties… EAT IT! OWN IT! YOU WERE WRONG! NOW SHUT UP AND HAVE THE DECENCY TO RETIRE FROM LEADERSHIP! (Okay, I’ll take the Caps Lock off now.)

If you think that letting the wolfpack gnaw off your foot will satisfy them you are a fool.