Category Archives: Insanity

PC Pandering: TV Land Pulls ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Episodes Amid Confederate Flag Uproar

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The Hollywood Reporter: The Duke Boys are being put on the bench. TV Land has pulled reruns of Dukes of Hazzard in light of the recent uproar over the Confederate flag, which is emblazoned on the roof of the show’s iconic General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The show has faced criticism over the depiction of the controversial flag in the wake of the June 17 shooting in Charleston that left nine dead, and what many viewed as South Carolina’s delayed decision to take the flag down. (Because the tv show had everything to do with a crazed lunatic.)

Confederate merchandise has since been dropped by Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon and other businesses after the shooting, which took place at a historic black church.

Shortly after the attack, photos surfaced showing alleged shooter Dylann Roof burning one American flag and stepping on another, while waving and posing provocatively with Confederate banners.

Warner Bros.’ consumer division announced on June 24 that it will stop licensing toy cars and models featuring the General Lee with the flag.

In a recent interview with THR, Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider defended the series’ use of the flag. “Labeling anyone who has the flag a ‘racist’ seems unfair to those who are clearly ‘never meanin’ no harm,’ “ he said. His co-star Ben Jones has also come out in defense of the flag, saying it represents the “indomitable spirit of independence.”

Dukes of Hazzard ran on CBS from 1979 to 1985.

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DCG

Proof that “liberalism is a mental illness” in one sentence

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Liberals live in a world of make belief.

The country of Greece is officially in default as of 12:01 AM today.

Greece’s midnight deadline passed Tuesday for repaying $1.8 billion to the International Monetary Fund and other international creditors, deepening a financial crisis that threatens the country’s membership in the European Union.

Despite an 11th-hour effort by Greek lawmakers yesterday to secure a new 2-year debt deal before the deadline, European finance ministers reviewing Greece’s proposal concluded their conference call without offering a bailout extension.

After the deadline passed (at 6 pm ET), Greece has the distinction of joining Zimbabwe, Sudan and Somalia in being in arrears to the IMF. Fitch Ratings has downgraded Greece’s government debt further into junk territory.

From a Wall Street Journal article on June 28, 2015, “Greece Orders Banks Closed, Imposes Capital Controls to Stem Deposit Flight“:

“How can something like this happen without prior warning?” asked Angeliki Psarianou, a 67-year-old retired public servant, who stood in the drizzle after arriving too late at one empty ATM in the Greek capital.

How can something like this happen without prior warning?

Greece has only been in a financial crisis for the past FIVE years, since the end of 2009.

Greece’s retirement age is 61. That means the clueless Psarianou, being 67 years old, has been retired, living on government pension, for the past 6 years.

But wait!

Psarianou was a public servant government employee, which means he probably had retired even earlier, when he was 58, which means he’s been “retired” for the past 9 years! (“Civil servants” in Greece employed before 1992 can retire after 35 years service, if they have reached 58, and retire on 80% of their final basic salary.)

In contrast, years ago, Germany — the economic powerhouse that alone is sustaining the European Union — had raised its retirement age from 65 to 67.

Psarianou has all those German workers/taxpayers to thank for his government pension of the last 9 years. Suckers!

With news that Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy carries serious implications for the U.S., when the U.S. economy finally implodes from the $18.288 TRILLION national debt, which is now 103% of our GDP, and Obama’s continuing reckless spending, expect millions of Americans to whine like Psarianou:

“How can something like this happen without prior warning?”

By the way, the Obama regime is rigging the national debt because it has stayed frozen for the past 15 weeks.

H/t Powerline

~Éowyn

Rejecting sex & marriage, Japanese women flock to admire 400 lb. “hunky” gorilla in zoo

Japan is in a demographics nightmare.

One in eight Japanese is aged 75 or older. People over 65 will reach 33 million, the largest ever, roughly 25.9% of the population. By today’s trend, Japan’s population will dwindle from 127 million today to around 100 million by 2050.

This has enormous long-term implications for the country and its fundamentals. Fewer people of working age means fewer jobs, less productivity, less consumption and less government tax revenue. A bulging group of older people also means more spending for medical care and pensions. (See “Japan’s demographics spell doom“)

The reason for Japan’s demographics nightmare?

Young Japanese are shunning the idea of marriage and having children. More than that, they increasingly are asexual (see “Increasing numbers of Japan’s youth are asexual“):

  • More than 25% (more than 1 of every 4) of unmarried men and women in their late 30s have never had sex.
  • A record 61.4% of unmarried Japanese men aged between 18 and 34 have no girlfriends, an increase of 9.2% from 2005.
  • Half (49.5%) of unmarried women aged 18 to 34 have no boyfriends, an increase of 4.8% since 2005.
  • Young Japanese prefer to be single: nearly half the respondents of both genders said they do not want to date anyone.

Japan’s existential despair can also be seen in the country’s suicide rate: In 2009, the number of suicides exceeded 30,000 for the 12th straight year. Suicide is the leading cause of death for people under 30.

While Japanese women are disinterested in Japanese men, they are flocking to a zoo in Nagoya to admire a 400-lb male gorilla whom they call “hunky.”

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AFP reports (via Yahoo News), June 26, 2015, that a giant gorilla with brooding good looks and rippling muscles is causing a stir at a Japanese zoo, with women flocking to check out the hunky pin-up.

Shabani, an 18-year-old 400-lb silverback gorilla has become the star attraction at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya. A recent flurry of tweets has made Shabani a national celebrity, with Japan’s broadcasters NHK and NTV featuring the gorilla on popular shows.

Zoo spokesman Takayuki Ishikawa told AFP Shabani is the head of a group of five gorillas: “He often rests his chin on his hands and looks intently at you. He is more buff than most gorillas and he’s at his peak physically. We’ve seen a rise in the number of female visitors — women say he’s very good-looking.”

Women have taken to social media to swoon about Shabani’s rugged looks, describing him as “ikemen” or a hunk, and likening him to a male model.

Ishikawa said Shabani, who has been at the zoo since 2007, shot to fame after being made the campaign model for the zoo’s spring festival earlier this year. The zoo spokesman said the gorilla’s paternal skills are also a big hit with women: “He’s a father and he always protects and looks over his children. Zoo-goers think his kindness is attractive too. He will look you in the eye and sometimes if you’re taking photos it will look like he’s posing for you like a model.”

~Éowyn

Cameron tells BBC to stop calling barbaric terror group ‘Islamic State’ because name is offensive to ‘many Muslims’

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Daily Mail: David Cameron today called on the BBC not to use the phrase ‘Islamic State’ when referring to the terror group operating in Iraq and Syria. The Prime Minister – who calls the group ‘ISIL’ – said Muslims would ‘recoil’ at the phrase being used to justify the ‘perversion of a great religion’. He insisted that the battle against extremists targeting Britons around the world can be won but will require ‘extraordinary resolve and patience’.

Gunman Seifeddine Rezgui targeted tourists at the Tunisian beach resort of El Kantaoui near Sousse on Friday morning, killing 38 people including up to 30 British tourists. It makes it the worst terror attack on Britons since the July 7 London bombings in 2005. Hakim Rezgui, the father of the gunman, last night claimed extremists had ‘ruined his son’s brain’.

Mr. Cameron urged imams and Muslim leaders to continue to speak out against the terrorism carried out under a ‘perversion of a great religion’ and that extremism is a ‘gateway into terrorism’. He criticised BBC presenter John Humphrys for referring to the group as Islamic State.

The extremists are variously known as Islamic State, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and DAESH, based the Arabic acronym.

During his interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme Mr. Cameron referred to the group as ‘ISIL’. ‘I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State because it’s not an Islamic State; what it is an appalling, barbarous regime,’ Mr. Cameron said. ‘It is a perversion of the religion of Islam and many Muslims listening to this programme will recoil every time they hear the words ‘Islamic State’. ‘So-called’ or Isil is better,’ he added. However, some people on social media pointed out that ISIL is an acronym which refers to ‘Islamic State’. In the Commons today,

Angus Robertson

Angus Robertson

SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson backed the call for politicians and the media to stop using ‘Islamic State’, and said ‘Daesh’ should be used instead. He urged the Prime Minister join MPs across all parties, US Secretary of State John Kerry and the French foreign minister Laurent Fabius in ‘using the appropriate term’. Mr. Robertson added: ‘The time has come in the English speaking world, to stop using Islamic State, ISIS or ISIL, and instead we and our media should use Daesh as the commonly-used phrase across the Middle East.’

Mr. Cameron repeated his criticism of the BBC for referring to the group as Islamic State: ‘I think this is particularly offensive to many Muslims who see, as I see, not state but a barbaric regime of terrorism and oppression that takes delight in murder and oppressing women and murdering people because they are gay. I personally think that using the term ISIL or ‘so-called’ would be better than what they currently do. I don’t think we will move them all the way to Daesh so I think saying ISIL is better than using Islamic State because it is in my view neither Islamic nor a state.’

In a statement to MPs Mr. Cameron said ISIS posed an existential threat to the British way of life, but vowed: ‘We will not cower in the face of terrorism.’

He told the Commons there would be a nationwide minute’s silence at midday on Friday to remember the victims. ‘I know the whole country will want to share in a moment of remembrance,’ he said. The Prime Minister said the whole world had been shocked by the ‘horrific attack’ on the beach of Sousse in Tunisia.

Mr. Cameron said Britons were not being advised to stay away from Tunisia’s coastal resorts despite the bloody events at Sousse. He told MPs: ‘The Foreign Office has updated their travel advice, which continues to make clear the high threat from terrorism in the country, just as it did before Friday’s events. But they are not moving to a position of advising against all but essential travel to this part of Tunisia. So they are not advising against visiting the popular coastal resorts. This was agreed by the Cobra emergency committee and will be kept under close review.’ These were ‘difficult judgments’, he said, because ‘nowhere is without risk from Islamist extremist terrorists’.

Read the rest here.

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DCG

Walmart says no to Confederate cake, but bakes an ISIS-flag cake

It’s been 150 years since the end of the American Civil War that ended the Confederacy. But in the current anti-Confederate frenzy whipped up by politicians and the media, a Walmart store actually refused a customer’s request for a Confederate-flag cake, but assented to his request for a cake topped with the battle flag of ISIS or the Islamic State — the flag of jihadists who behead Christians.

On June 25, 2015, Herman Netzhammer went to the bakery department of a Walmart Supercenter on Northshore Blvd. in Sidell, Louisiana, and requested an Edible image cake printed with the confederate flag image on it.

Walmart denied his request.

The next day, Netzhammer returned to that Walmart and requested an Edible image cake with the ISIS battle flag image. As he recounts:

“They cheerfully did it. and sold me my ISIS cake. WTF Walmart! ISIS is beheading Christians, selling little girls into slavery, and is currently a terrorist org at war with the United States……..but you can’t buy the General Lee toy car at Wallmart? It’s a damn shame.”

 

Here is Netzhammer’s rejection letter for his Confederate cake request:

ISIS receipt

And here is his receipt for the ISIS cake that Walmart made:

ISIS cake

H/t Clash Daily and FOTM’s CSM

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~Éowyn

Race imposter Rachel Dolezal continues to insist she’s black

When asked if she’s faking her skin color, Dolezal admits to only having used bronzer. However, sources told TMZ that Dolezal was a loyal customer at Palm Beach Tan in Spokane, Washington. TMZ:

“We’re told she was a fan of Mystic Tan … a brand of spray tan. We’re told Rachel was a frequent customer. Palm Beach Tan offers light, medium and dark shades. Our sources wouldn’t tell us which Rachel chose, but a spray tan expert tells us Rachel’s a medium girl. The cost … a reasonable $30 a dip. There are also packages of $60 a month for unlimited visits.”

Dolezal’s insanity clearly has been passed on to her 13-year-old son, who says (beg. at 4:00 mark) instead of calling his mother a liar, she should be celebrated as a hero.

H/t FOTM’s maziel

Rachel Dolezal

See also “Busted! President of Washington NAACP is white.”

~Éowyn

Transgender & transrace are so yesterday. Here’s transspecies!

The world has gone topsy-turvy mad.

In human beings, as in all mammals, gender is determined by the XY sex chromosomes: Females have two of the same kind of sex chromosomes (XX), while males have two distinct sex chromosomes (XY).

But increasing numbers of men and women and boys and girls “feel” they are the opposite gender trapped in the “wrong” body. And if your name is Bruce Jenner, going transgender is lucrative. Reportedly, as Caitlyn, Jenner is set to make $500 million in the next 5 to 10 years from a book deal, speeches, and promotions.

Bruce Jenner then & now

Like gender, our “race” is also determined by our genetic inheritance — of skin color, eye color, shape of nose and lips, and hair texture.

But we have people like the blonde, blue-eyed Rachel Dolezal who pretended for years to be black, on the basis of which she became head of the NAACP in Spokane, Washington. It was only when her very white Caucasian biological parents publicly outed her that Dolezal resigned from the NAACP, although she refuses to concede that she had misled anyone. “I identify as black,” she defiantly insists.

Rachel Dolezal

Now we have a furry — a man named Steven who, like Bruce Jenner and Rachel Dolezal, also “feels” he’s in the wrong body. (See “New perversity: Furries and the Idaho man who had sex with a cat while dressed as a dog“)

Steven believes he’s “internally” an African leopard and sees his human body as just a “vessel” that doesn’t “match” what he “feels inside.”

America has devolved to the point where hard facts like our DNA and chromosomes no longer matter; it’s all about how you “feel.” If you “feel” you’re a woman, even though your body is that of a male, if you “feel” you’re black even though your body is that of a white Caucasian, if you “feel” you’re really an African leopard even though your body is that of a homo sapiens, then it’s your body that’s mistaken because your “feelings” are all that matters.

Bruce Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, and Stephen are the rotten fruitsof post-modernism’s deconstructivism that maintains there are no objective truths. Instead, truth is relative and subjective.

We have been warned about relativism.

Nearly three thousand years ago, the prophet Isaiah sounded a warning about the confusion and disorder that are engendered by relativism: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)

In our times, author Michael Novak warned about the political dangers of a society that holds truths to be relativist and subjective:

“During the next hundred years, the question for those who love liberty is whether we can survive the most insidious and duplicitous attacks from within, from those who undermine the virtues of our people, doing in advance the work of the Father of Lies. ‘There is no such thing as truth,’ they teach even the little ones. ‘Truth is bondage. Believe what seems right to you. There are as many truths as there are individuals. Follow your feelings. Do as you please. Get in touch with your self. Do what feels comfortable.’ Those who speak in this way prepare the jails of the twenty-first century. They do the work of tyrants.”

Theologian Lesslie Newbigin is blunter still. In The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, Newbigin writes: “The relativism which is not willing to speak about truth but only about ‘what is true for me’ is an evasion of the serious business of living. It is the mark of a tragic loss of nerve in our contemporary culture. It is a preliminary symptom of death.

H/t pjmedia and FOTM’s Anon

~Éowyn