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Saturday, March 04, 2017

News Weakly - 3/4/2017

Reality Bites
Remember Rachel Dolezal? She was the white woman who said she was black and ran the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP until she was "outed" as white. Well, now she's " jobless, living on food stamps and is days away from being homeless." The only jobs she has been offered since then are in reality TV and porn. But she's not apologetic. "I don’t think you can do something wrong with your identity if you’re living in your authenticity, and I am," she told the Guardian.

It's unfair. It's wrong. If "he" can feel like he's a "she" and we are supposed to accept and embrace it because "she" is "living in my authenticity", why don't we have to embrace Rachel's reality? Why do we have to embrace one "felt reality" and not the rest? Why must we accept "gender reality" or "sexual reality" or "marriage reality" in direct opposition to ... you know ... real reality and not this one? In what world does this make sense? Oh, the humanity!

A Whole Lot of Learnin' Going On
Interesting school news of late. I already wrote about the preschool teacher in Arlington, Texas, who was blasting anti-semitic rhetoric to social media including the claim that not enough Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Any other pleasantries you'd like to pass along to the kiddies, dear? Then there was this Ontario, Canada, 8th grade teacher who thought it would be a good idea to assign homework to have the kids figure out how to make and inject crystal meth. Nice. And let's not forget this New Jersey middle school teacher who prevented a fourth grader from talking about his project to collect gloves for poor children and informed him that stuff "belongs in Sunday school, not the classroom." What does belong in the classroom is an instructional video on the 5 pillars of Islam. Christianity and Judaism? No. Islam? Mandatory.

Oh, yeah, there's a whole lot of learnin' going on. You can rest assured it's not all that you think or want.

Truth in Media
This is interesting. I talked to people in the last years of the Obama presidency and asked, "Where's this much-vaunted economic recovery?" From what I could see, stores, big and small, were going out of business, people were out of work, incomes weren't going up ... on and on and on. "Oh, no!" they told me adamantly, "All the data says we're seeing a huge economic recovery!" Fine. I wasn't. But they and the media would have none of it. "If there were any economic problems," they all assured me, "they were all carryovers from the previous administration." Until now. With the "Great Change" Artist out of office and the hated Trumpster at the helm, suddenly they're reporting that "The number of U.S. retailers ranked at the most-distressed level of the credit-rating spectrum has more than tripled since the Great Recession of 2008-2009 and is heading toward record levels in the next five years." Now, you have to admit that's not classic "economic recovery". Nor can it be laid at the feet of a president who hasn't been in office 100 days. But we'll think it's the Donald's fault and ignore the 8 years of silence from the media on the subject because that's what we expect from the media -- spin, not truth.

Remove All Doubts
Disney was once the "family" company. You know. "Can I take my kids to see that movie?" "Well, it's a Disney." "Oh, yeah, so, good, it's safe." In case there was any question about their current status as the "family" company, there should be no question. "The highly anticipated live-action remake of Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' will make history this month as the first film by the animation company to feature an openly gay character in a love scene." Just the thing you want to take the kids to see, right? No. Disney is not a safe place to find family-friendly movies. We've long suspected it, but this should remove all doubts.

In the Courts
So, let's see ... well, in Columbus, OH, a 19-year-old woman was sentenced to 9 months in prison for livestreaming images of a man raping a 17-year-old girl. (The actual rapist got 9 years.) Then there's the 20-year-old woman who recorded herself raping a 4-year-old boy and then posting it online. And there was a 12-year-old boy charged with murdering a 21-year-old store clerk in Arkansas. He cannot be charged as an adult, but he sure can kill like one. This kind of stuff can be depressing.

Ash Wednesday
March 1 was Ash Wednesday this year. It is supposed to mark the beginning of 40 days of fasting. Why ash? Because ash is supposed to represent repentance. You know, "sackcloth and ashes." So it would appear that the sheer irony is completely missed when some opted to make it a "gay Christian" day by using "glitter ash". "Ash Wednesday kicks off the six-week somber season called Lent," the article says, so a "fabulous" kick off is good for a somber season of repentance marked first by a complete defiance of God's explicit commands, right? Sigh.

And There It Is
So, the next Alien movie trailer is out because we haven't had enough Alien movies and this one includes a gay couple as part of a colonization mission to ... wait ... hang on a minute ... a gay couple to colonize a planet? What were they thinking? Don't they know that same-sex couples can't bear offspring? Don't they know that makes no sense? And ... there it is ... the perfect example of what's unnatural about same-sex couples and what happens when we divorce child-bearing from sexual relationships.

Right Again?
Recently President Trump blamed Obama for the protests all over the Republican sphere. The world guffawed. Loser. Lunatic. Idiot. Except ... Trump was right. Turns out a group of "former congressional staffers" from the Obama administration have formed the "Indivisible movement" aimed at opposing Trump at the local level by interrupting and disrupting townhall meetings for Republican members of Congress.

Now, look, I was clear that I was not a Trump fan. I'm still not. But when the Left continues to prove him right, it gets increasingly difficult to stay over here in thorough opposition to his views and agenda.

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