On Embracing Stupidity To Satisfy The God Of Political Correctness. And Democrats.

Much has already been made of Allison Benedikt’s insipid article at Slate titled, “If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person. A manifesto.” The one point I want to make is that her entire thesis is constructed on the premise that having every child in Public School will eventually cause the Public Schools to become better quality education… in 3 or 4 generations.

Personally, having been through the Public School system, I believe there are plenty of kids in the system and adding more will just add more. Regardless, she and I agree that the CURRENT public school education is miserable and inadequate. Where we diverge is in what to do. She says send all kids to PS. I say in order to get to a better future we need better educated kids NOW, and that better education is to be had in private school. Not. Rocket. Science.

The problem is that if we have well educated children growing up into capable adults, they won’t believe, and in fact will call out historical untruths like what the Los Angeles Times served up today with an article on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights March that included the zinger:

“Former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush could not attend for health reasons, their spokesmen said. The elder Bush, who at 89 uses a wheelchair, rarely attends public events. His son, the 43rd president, is still recovering from a recent heart procedure, his spokesman said.

The absence of even a gesture of bipartisanship was a reminder of the enduring political legacy of the civil rights battles. Since Democrats led the passage of civil rights legislation that marchers pushed for in 1963, Republicans have struggled to recover with black voters, leaving a stark racial divide in American politics.”

Emphasis mine. We’ll skip right past the backhanded assault on the Bush’s ability to appear bipartisan and right to the lie: Democrats led the passage of civil rights legislation that marchers pushed for in 1963. That is simply not true. Republicans outnumbered Democrats in their support of the Civil Rights Act. And in fact, when the bill hit the floor of the legislature, a bloc of Southern Senators, 18 Democrats and 1 Republican, launched a filibuster that lasted 54 days, saying, “We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our states.” Strom Thurmond, the most vocal detractor said, “This so-called Civil Rights Proposals, which the President has sent to Capitol Hill for enactment into law, are unconstitutional, unnecessary, unwise and extend beyond the realm of reason. This is the worst civil-rights package ever presented to the Congress and is reminiscent of the Reconstruction proposals and actions of the radical Republican Congress.”

Yep. Thoughtful, common-sense Democrats pointing fingers at those radical Republicans again. Some things never change, eh?

But back to my point. The LA Times either lied deliberately or they actually don’t know history, or both. Considering that Allison Benedikt’s world view matches the Times almost perfectly, do think the actual point of Allison’s piece is better educated kids? Do you think that is what she and the Times want? Oh hell no. What they want is the control in a world populated with 3 or 4 generations of kids taught by biased, activist, unionized public school teachers who grow our kids into pliable, unquestioning adults, also known as Democrat voters.

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Quote Of The Day That Is Real But Fake

“I can hear Putin laughing from my porch.” -Sarah Palin

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On Bradley Manning

Apparently he’s now Chelsea. Manning’s own words, via TNR:

As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun (except in official mail to the confinement facility).

Personally, I don’t give a damn what he wants to be called as he spends *at least* the next decade behind bars. Bradley, Chelsea, Mulva, whatever. Here’s the Chipmunk’s Guide to addressing or referring to this sub-human at any time in the future:

The Convicted Traitor Manning

See how simple that is?

[Added:] I can’t be the only one who noticed that virtually ON THE DAY he was convicted of treason, Manning, enabled by the Media, immediately engaged in a deliberate maneuver to divert attention from his treason to his sex. Complicit, the Media has assisted the Traitor by skipping right past his conviction and focusing like a laser on Poor Chelsea Who Will Now Be A Designated And Approved Victim Of Transexuhomobiphobes. And Conservatives. But mostly Conservatives.

[Added II:] It was pointed out that Manning may not be a unique name for The Traitor as other Mannings may be in the system or could come along. … Fine. I humbly submit the following revision for your review. Let’s just refer to it as:

The Convicted Traitor Formerly Known As Bradley Manning

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Squirrel Comedy

I came up with this bit for Saturday Night Live. But maybe it’s too edgy. I’ll let you decide:

Scene: White House briefing Room. The President of the United States is at the podium wrapping up a comment about the benefit in delaying the cap on out-of-pocket costs in Obamacare. A reporter stands and asks a follow-up question.

Mr President, where does the Constitution confer upon presidents the “executive authority” to ignore the separation of powers by revising laws rather than carrying them out?


Well, you know *clears throat* I’m glad you asked that. *Clears throat a bit louder and more emphatically* *Holds up finger to suggest intent to answer as soon as he gets this pesky bit of pflegm in his throat out as he turns away from the audience and coughs*

Camera pans back to reveal every reporter in the room standing in a circle around the questioner stabbing him repeatedly.

Meanwhile the local affiliate’s anchor team can be heard in voiceover filling Obama’s throat-clearing moment with incisive commentary and riveting narrative:

Well, even though The President is in obvious distress, not a hint of sweat! Not a ruffle. The man is unflappable. He really looks great.

Indeed. Look at that tie. Brilliant choice. Again. And even the crease in his pants has great form. And I don’t mind admitting, I have a huge broner right now. The man’s a genius.



Obama turns to face the reporters, having regained his composure. The reporters have all returned to their seats and are listening attentively.

That would be the **FADE OUT**

[Added:] I shamelessly stole the following from InstaPundit, quoting Donald Sensing because there will be a very serious price to be paid for having a press corps that cheerleads for one political side over the other, at all times, at all costs:

“The goal of the entire Democrat party is to be the permanent, sole political authority in the country. This is the actual transformation that Barack Obama promised to great applause in his 2008 campaign. And we are getting transformed good and hard. . . . Obama can do this not because the Constitution or law authorize it. Most definitely they actually prohibit it. He is getting away with it because there is no one who can stop him and almost no one who wants to stop him. No one, and I mean absolutely no one, in the Democrat party is in the slightest interested in reining in Obama’s expansion of executive diktat because they know what few of the rest of us are awakening to: the Democrats are never going to lose that executive authority again. Let me be clear, with a promise to elucidate another day: there is never going to be another Republican president. Ever. The media will not examine Obama’s imperialist manner because they do not want to. They agree with it. The courts are literally unable to enforce their rulings contra this administration; Obama ignores them at will and without consequence.”

Emphasis mine.

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When Environmentalism Becomes Religion

There’s a refreshing article over at The Guardian from Climate Scientist Tamsin Edwards concerned about the damage done to science by political advocacy in her movement:

I believe advocacy by climate scientists has damaged trust in the science. We risk our credibility, our reputation for objectivity, if we are not absolutely neutral. At the very least, it leaves us open to criticism. I find much climate scepticism is driven by a belief that environmental activism has influenced how scientists gather and interpret evidence.

You think? Or maybe it’s even worse, Tamsin. Perhaps your reputation is already in tatters due to the breathless fear mongering of “scientists” in the environmental movement. Maybe your credibility is already shot to hell due to your arrogant and immature notions of “Scientific Consensus ™”. It’s just possible that attributing every weather event, hot or cold, wet or dry, to man-made global warming made “scientists” like you the laughing-stock of “Science.”

I’m not a skeptic because I believe environmental activism has influenced how scientists gather and interpret evidence. I believe environmental activists masquerading a scientists only gather and interpret evidence that supports their desired narrative. Any evidence to the contrary is ignored, suppressed and/or attacked.

Here’s a newsflash: The day you bastards shamelessly abdicated your responsibility to scientific and moral truth to surreptitiously support a false narrative in a deliberate effort to affect politics and force unnecessary change upon the lives of billions of humans, you destroyed yourselves. To all our detriment.

Now, you can take your, “Golly, maybe we took it a little too far” routine and shove it up your ass.

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Chipmunk Haiku

Barack’s failures mount
The world is laughing at us
This will end poorly

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We Are So Screwed

Nancy Pelosi on Meet the Press:

We wouldn’t even be where we are right now had it not been that 70% of Hispanics voted for President Obama, voted Democratic in the last election. That caused an epiphany in the Senate, that’s for sure. So all of a sudden now we have already passed comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate. That’s a big victory.

Bold faced. Unashamed. The real reason for all this immigration attention. This woman abdicates her sworn duty to protect and defend the Constitution in exchange for votes for her party. And she brags about it openly.
And I’m too cynical.
From Peter Kirsanow over at The Corner:

The unemployment rate has been above 7.5 percent for four and a half years. Millions have dropped out of the workforce entirely, with more people dropping out than finding jobs. The labor-force participation rate is at historic lows and long-term unemployment is the worst since the Great Depression. GDP growth has been revised downward (again) to an abysmal 1.8 percent.

The national debt is approaching $17 trillion and entitlements consume 70 percent of tax receipts. A record 48 million people are on foodstamps. Eleven million more people live in poverty than four years ago, millions more are on disability. College grads can’t find jobs and are faced with crushing student-loan debts. Businesses are cutting hours and reducing wages in reaction to the impending train wreck of Obamacare. Families are being hit with massive increases in the cost of health insurance.

Our allies are infuriated with us, Russia and China don’t respect us, and the Taliban are waiting us out. Countries with economies the size of Newark’s ignore or rebuke us.

HHS tramples the religious freedoms of millions of Americans, the IRS targets Americans for their political beliefs, and the EPA goes after an entire industry, promising to devastate the economies of whole states while wreaking havoc on U.S. energy production.

Cynical, huh? Go figure.

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