….Sarah Sanders made one of the best observations in recent weeks when, reflecting on the Democrats running for president, she observed, “I’m pretty sure they don’t even like America.” She’s right. They don’t. For those who are wondering how the Democrats could have produced such a distinguished slate of the sanity-challenged, it is because of radical liberal control of America’s colleges and universities. The Marxist radicals of yesterday became college professors of today, seizing ideological control of much of America….American universities are radicalizing an increasingly large share of America. This is aided by the fact that nearly 70% of kids now go to college, where most of them are taught not to think. Every candidate on stage is convinced that the lion’s share of Democrat primary voters are radical Marxists. Sadly, they’re all largely right, which is why any candidate who sounds remotely reasonable is running about the same percentage of voter support as you. These candidates should know their voters, since every one of them is likely a product of America’s universities. It is hard to overstate the damage this institution is inflicting on America but that outcome was on full display during the Democrat debate.
2. Stipulated: Using PolitiFact as an authority in any political debate is proof that the user is either so biased he can’t recognize partisan slant when it’s right under his nose, or lying. I remember how most of the Ethics Alarms boycotters from the progressive collective, before they turned tail and ran, liked to cite the obviously manipulative fact-check service, the worst of the worst, if you don’t count Snopes. (FactCheck.org, though leftward tilting, is by far the fairest one of all, according to my magic ethics mirror on the wall…) Kudos, then, to Ted Cruz, who took the time to point out in a tweet:
“Just a reminder, when I said it, PolitiFact (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DNC) rated ‘Beto wants to take our guns’ as FALSE,.” “Maybe they should buy one of his new t-shirts.”
Now I’m tempted to imitate Cruz’s tweak with my Facebook friends who indignantly protested when I described their favorite party as the champion of open borders, gun confiscation, and late-term abortion.
3. Here’s a movie that I won’t be seeing...A new movie called “Judy,”opens in theaters on September 27. Starring Renée Zellweger as a Judy Garland before her death from drugs and generally deteriorating health, it depicts Garland’s outrageous behind the scenes behavior in her final weeks performing a series of concerts in London.
The source is Stevie Phillips, who was Garland’s manager from 1961 to 1964, accompanying the singer on her cross-country concert tours. She is, to be appropriately blunt, scum. As Garland’s paid employee, she was trusted to see and learn things that no one else was, and she had a professional obligation to take whatever horrors the abused, addicted and emotionally fragile performer inflicted on those around her to the grave. Now she’s cashing in and hitting the PR circuit while destroying Garland’s reputation. Hell, we all knew Judy was a wreck, and we knew why. Like so many other brilliant, damaged performers, she only felt safe and loved when she was receiving applause. I don’t want to think about her personal cruelty and her suicide attempts when I hear her sing…like this:
4. The national scourge of presumed virtuous bigotry. A transgender barista named Natalie Weiss ejected a young woman from the Cultiva coffee shop in Lincoln, Nebraska, saying, “Marilyn Synek! I didn’t recognize you until now, but I just realized who you are, what you stand for, and the work you do. You are fucking bigoted trash, and we do not want you in our restaurant. Over 80% of the people who work here are queer. You are not fucking wanted in our restaurant, so get out and don’t come back! If you do try to come back, we will all refuse any service to you.”
Synek is an employee of the Nebraska Family Alliance, and a former member of Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse’s campaign staff. She had patronized Cultiva regularly. She wrote on Facebook after the incident, in part,
“I’ve never broadcasted my political opinions in the shop before, and I have always treated the employees of Cultiva with respect and courtesy. While we, as Americans, can disagree politically, it is very important to maintain civility when interacting with people who hold different world views. Tolerance goes both ways, and the division in our current political climate will perpetuate if we neglect basic civility,”
Who could disagree with that? Oh, just Natalie Weiss, and the people who beat up and harass citizens wearing MAGA hats, among others. Weiss was fired as soon as the owners found out about the treatment of Synek, and they reached out to their abused customer to apologize. Weiss, however, is defiant, writing:
“Nebraskans like myself do lose our jobs, and sometimes our living arrangements, because of who we are, and people like the Nebraska Family Alliance are why…When this person was leaving the store, I told them in no uncertain terms, and admittedly vulgar ones, that they were not welcome to come back. For that, I have lost my employment. So, for those keeping track, in Nebraska, you can be fired or lose your home because you identify in the LGBT2QIA+ umbrella, and you can also be fired for telling people who fight for that status quo to get lost.”
No, you arrogant, hypocritical bully, you can and should be fired for discriminating against a citizen in a public accommodation based on that citizen’s political views.
5. And speaking of “good bigotry,” the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s newly appointed executive director Lucinda Guinn indicated on social media in February that she was intrigued by tha idea of not allowing men to run for office. In a tweet, Guinn responded to a query by liberal think tank Third Way’s senior vice president, Lanae Erickson, that read “Anyone else having the feeling that maybe we shouldn’t let boys run for office anymore?” by tweeting “Sure do.”
Now, what does that tell us about the organization that hired her to lead it, and the values it embodies?