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Political correctness ruins everything…

This would be funny if it wasn’t so true…

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Continue your boycott! Netflix loses subscribers; shares drop

Christians and Conservatives’ boycott of Netflix is having an effect!

Kaylee Greenlee reports for The Daily Signal that on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, Netflix’s quarterly report shows a loss of 126,000 domestic paid subscribers — its first in eight years — compared with analysts’ expectations for a 352,000 gain. Netflix also missed its own forecast for global subscriber growth by 2.3 million.

Before the release of the shareholders report, Netflix’s shares were up more than 35%. Now, the stock will open at its lowest price since January.

Not coincidentally, the dip in subscriptions came in the same quarter as Netflix’s decision to oppose Georgia’s pro-life heartbeat bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp (R), on May 7. Set to go into effect on Jan. 1, the law will impose restrictions on abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

On the day of the bill’s passage, Gov. Kemp said he is standing by his promise to implement the “toughest abortion bill in the country” and that “Georgia is a state that values life. We stand up for those who are unable to speak for themselves.”

Following the bill’s passage, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos told Variety that Netflix will work with the ACLU and others to “fight it in court,” and that “Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”

See “Netflix joins fight against Georgia’s abortion law

At the time, Lila Rose, 30, president and founder of the pro-life nonprofit Live Action, tweeted her opposition to Sarandos’ comments:

“Half the country is pro-life. The vast majority want abortion limits. Netflix’s pro-abortion views are regressive and don’t belong in a civilized, loving society. Wake up, Netflix. Many of your employees, customers and America are increasingly pro-life.”

Commenting on the drop in Netflix’s domestic subscription, Rose said: “When Georgia passed the Heartbeat bill, Netflix threatened to stop doing business in the pro-life state. Thousands of pro-life customers expressed their outrage.”

According to MarketWatch, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said no single factor led to the subscription shortfall, but that a pricing increase, the quarterly content slate and seasonality were all factors. Eric Haggstrom, eMarketer forecasting analyst, said Netflix was hurt by the defection of lower-priced subscribers who may be looking to jump to a wave of competing services over the next 6 to 18 months.

Netflix characterized Q2 as a momentary blip and projects a strong third quarter, with 7 million paid subscriber additions worldwide. A shareholders report also tried to put a positive spin, stating that Netflix’s “U.S. paid membership was essentially flat in Q2, [but they] expect it to return to more typical growth in Q3.”

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TDS-infected actress Patti LuPone accused of homophobia for comment directed at Lindsey Graham

Video NSFW.

From Fox News: Broadway legend Patti LuPone is under fire for a shocking personal attack on Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC.

Graham has defended the president in recent days amid the ongoing controversy around his inflammatory comments toward four freshman Democratic congresswomen, as well as a controversial chant at one of his rallies on Wednesday night.

LuPone started her attacking by criticizing Graham for supporting the president before things took an ugly turn and she went after the Republican “on a personal note.”

“Lindsey Graham you are a disgrace,” LuPone tweeted. “On a personal note, why don’t you just bite the bullet and come out. You might just come to your senses.”

That sparked plenty of criticism on social media of the Tony-winning actress.

“Ahhh a good old fashioned homophobic joke from an icon in the gay community,” journalist Yashar Ali reacted.

This isn’t the first time an entertainer attacked Graham in such a fashion. Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler wrote a sexually-explicit tweet suggesting that Graham was being blackmailed by the Trump administration over his sexuality.

LuPone also blasted Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for blocking a vote on the 9/11 victim compensation reauthorization bill. “Don’t set foot in NYC. You too are a National disgrace. Maybe your neighbor had a point?” LuPone wrote, eluding to the 2017 assault Paul suffered by his neighbor.

A spokesperson for Paul earlier released a statement that read: “Senator Paul is not blocking anything,” it read. “He is simply seeking to pay for it. As with any bill, Senator Paul always believes it needs to be paid for. Senator Paul is simply offering an amendment, which other senators support, to pay for this legislation.”

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“Manholes” out at Berkeley; must now be called “maintenance holes”

From SF Gate: At a Tuesday night city council meeting, Berkeley became the first city in America to ban the use of natural gas piping in new construction. But that was not the only utility-related issue they saw fit to attend to. No, there was another matter on deck: Eliminating the gendered connotations of words like “manhole” in the city municipal code.

No longer will the streets of fair Berkeley be dotted with manholes, nary a womanhole or nonbinaryhole in sight. With Tuesday night’s vote, they have all been transmuted into “maintenance holes,” that highest, hardest glass manhole-cover finally shattered.

The item, originally on the council agenda for March 12, was sponsored by councilmembers Rigel Robinson, Cheryl Davila, Ben Bartlett and Lori Droste, reports Berkeleyside. The ordinance eliminates all gendered pronouns from the city code, replacing “she” and “he” with “they.”

“Manpower” will be referred to as “human effort,” and “man-made” objects will be described with terms like “human-made,” “artificial,” “manufactured,” “machine made” or “synthetic.”

Gendered professional terms like “fireman,” “firewoman” and “craftsman” will be swapped out for gender-neutral substitutes like “firefighter” and “craftspeople.” “Heirs” will become “beneficiaries,” a “sportsman” is now a “hunter,” and an “ombudsman” is now just an “ombuds.” The estimated cost of the revisions is a modest $600.

It was approved Tuesday night as a consent item without council discussion or public comment, Berkeleyside’s Emilie Raguso reported.

When King County, Wash. enacted a similar measure last year, some on Twitter were left wistful for the halcyon days when manholes were manholes; Many others were indifferent. “I gotta say as a female engineer in Seattle,” one woman wrote, “I really don’t give a crap what you call a utility access point.”

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Feminist arrested after assaulting pro-lifer at U. of Wisconsin

The Left and their complicit media lapdogs portray Conservatives as uneducated, violent rednecks.

By now, we have ample evidence that the opposite is actually the case. What the Left do is psychological projection — attributing their own faults and disposition to others.

Here is another instance of the Left assaulting Conservatives.

LifeNews reports that on April 22, 2019, during a campus outreach by the pro-life organization Created Equal at at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a pro-abort woman vandalized the group’s signs. When one of the pro-life advocates tried to stop her from spray-painting the signs, she pushed him, yelled profanities at the group before driving away.

Police later arrested the woman, identified as Sasha Timofeeva, on charges of graffiti vandalism, assault and disorderly conduct.

Created Equal said in a statement:

[I]t’s not just the attack that is alarming but also the attacker’s response when police located her. She admits to premeditating the crime and that she was fully aware it was wrong. The assailant even laughs about a student encouraging her and how she doesn’t care how her victims felt.

The video of the incident taken by Created Equal shows Timofeeva yelling ““F— you, they’re triggering, they hurt people,” before she spray painted one of the signs.

A Created Equal member tried to stop Timofeeva from defacing his sign by asking her “Ma’am, don’t do this.”

Timofeeva responded: “F— you, and your stupid signs.”

The pro-life activist said “stop” and tried to take the spray paint from Timofeeva.

Timofeeva yelled “F— you and your stupid message,” and shoved the pro-life activist.

The activist said: “You just pushed me. You’re assaulting me. Stop.”

Timofeeva: “You just tried to grab my f—— spray paint. You going to tell the police that?”

Activist: “Because you’re spray painting our property. Yeah, I’m going to tell [the police].”

Timofeeva: “I don’t give a s—.”

The video also includes scenes from Timofeeva’s interview with police. She admits that the vandalism was premeditated — that after seeing the pro-life group, “I grabbed the paint and I drove back there.”

The police officer asks: “So you premeditated. And you intentionally sprayed their signs to damage them? You did that, knowing that you shouldn’t do that?”

Timofeeva replies: “Yeah, pretty much. Like, three girls walked by and they said that I’m a hero.”

Here’s the video:

Created Equal said its staff and volunteers regularly face threats of violence, vandalism and physical assault, and that they have seen an increase in the attacks in the past several months. Mark Harrington, the president and founder of Created Equal, said: 

“Pro-abortion activists who commit violence must be held accountable. And thanks to the law enforcement in the video, that is exactly what is happening. We refuse to back down in the face of these threats. The escalation of pro-abortion violence has forced us to take additional security measures to protect our team.”

See these FOTM posts on other instances of pro-aborts assaulting peaceful pro-lifers:

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We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 203rd Caption Contest!

The writers of FOTM voted for what each considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; a #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of the 203rd FOTM Caption Contest, with three #1 votes and one #2 vote, totaling a whopping 14 points, is . . .

Tanc!

Here is the winning caption:

Proof, only pussies vote Democrat.

William is in second place, with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points. Here is his caption:

Vaginas of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your self-respect

In third place are GregB (with two #1 votes), and Kevin Lankford, Russell and YouKnowWho (each with one #1 vote), totaling 4 points each. Here are their captions:

GregB: “Vaginas (plural) brought me into this world? Yes, they really are THAT stupid!”

Kevin Lankford: “And as long as we got ‘planned parenthood’, we got the power over life and death”

Russell: “I was delivered by Caesarean so your premise fails…”

YouKnowWho: “Loose Lips Sink Ships”

Locke Enlode, Tom, and another William caption are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their captions:

Locke Enlode: “Enter my twat-light zone… the newest portal to hell on earth!”

Tom: “And without sperm, vaginas are as vestigial as an appendix.”

William: “The United Federation of Pussyhats presents their entry in the ‘Stupidest Political Statement of All Time’ competition”

WELL DONE, EVERYONE!

Congratulations, Tanc!

Here is your super-duper Award of Excellence, all ready for framing!

For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here tomorrow for our next, very exciting Caption Contest!

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UK Christian doctor lost his job after refusing to identify a six-foot-tall bearded man as “madam”

The good doctor fired for his religious beliefs

From The Telegraph: A Christian doctor lost his job in a government department after he refused to refer to “a six-foot-tall bearded man” as ‘madam’, a tribunal heard.

Dr. David Mackereth, 56, claims he was sacked as a disability benefits assessor by the Department of Work and Pensions over his religious beliefs.

The father-of-four alleges he was asked in a conversation with a line manager: “If you have a man six foot tall with a beard who says he wants to be addressed as ‘she’ and ‘Mrs.’, would you do that?”

Dr. Mackereth, an evangelist who now works as an emergency doctor in Shropshire, claims his contract was then terminated over his refusal to use transgendered pronouns.

He argues that he was dismissed “not because of any realistic concerns over the rights and sensitivities of transgender individuals, but because of my refusal to make an abstract ideological pledge”.

The doctor is now suing the government at an employment tribunal for discrimination on the grounds of his religious belief.

A hearing in Birmingham was told how Dr. Mackereth believes transgenderism is a “delusional belief” and an ideology “which I disbelieve and detest”.

In a statement admitted into evidence, he told the court: “If you believe in gender fluidity, gender is no more than one’s own fantasy about oneself.”

The trained theologian and “unashamed” Christian, who has 30 years’ medical experience, secured a job as a Health and Disability Assessor at Birmingham’s Fiveways assessment centre in May 2018.

He told the tribunal he was suspended the following month after being “interrogated” by his boss, James Owen, for refusing to “call any six-foot-tall bearded man ‘madam’ on his whim”. The medic claims he was told he was “overwhelmingly likely” to lose his job unless he agreed.

Dr. Mackereth left his role on June 25, 2018, after an email exchange with Mr. Owen in which he was instructed to follow the “process as discussed in your training”.

The email read: “If however you do not want to do this, we will respect your decision and your right to leave your contract.” Dr Mackereth replied: “I am a Christian and in good conscience cannot do what the DWP is requiring of me.”

He insists he did not resign his position and is the victim of direct discrimination and harassment.

Dr. Mackereth told the hearing: “The very fact a doctor can be pulled of the shop floor for an urgent interrogation about his beliefs on gender fluidity is both absurd and very sinister, even more so if it results in a dismissal.

“If something like that happened in a church setting – people being pulled out of a pew, questioned, and then excommunicated – that would be seen as an outrageous example of religious intolerance and bigotry.”

The DWP argues that Dr. Mackereth’s views are in breach of the 2010 Equality Act. APM, the recruitment company who hired the medic, is also being sued for religious discrimination.

The company claims that the doctor’s beliefs “are not compatible with human dignity”.

In a statement put before the court, Dr. Mackereth said: “I appreciate that in the present political climate, some people, including some of those who believe they are transgender, may find my beliefs to be offensive.

“However, in a free society, this is not a good enough reason to censor my beliefs and coerce me to act contrary to my conscience. Moreover, as a doctor, my responsibility is always to act in good conscience in the best interest of the patients – not to adopt various fancies, prejudices, or delusions, to avoid offence at all cost.”

Dr. Mackereth added that his inherent belief is that transgenderism is a “rebellion against God, which is both pointless and sinful”.

He said: “I am, of course, aware that there are men or women who believe they have been trapped in a wrong body, and I do not question the sincerity of their convictions. “A small number of such people have always existed. Up until recently, such a belief was considered by medics to be delusional and a symptom of a medical disorder.

“It is only recently that transgenderism has been recognised as normal and such delusional beliefs accepted at face value. What is responsible for that change is political pressure, not scientific evidence.

The legal case, which is listed until next week, is being supported by the Christian Legal Centre.
Chief executive Andrea Williams described Dr. Mackereth as “a Christian hero who chose to sacrifice his distinguished professional career rather than compromise on the Bible and his conscience”.

The hearing continues.

h/t Moonbattery

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The new 007 will be a black female

The Left politicize everything — banking, cookies (Nabisco’s Chips Ahoy), media, movies and TV, National Geographic, shaving (Gillette), sports, Walmart.

The Left already ruined Doctor Who, an internationally popular BBC science fiction television program since 1963, when they made the new (13th) Doctor a bisexual female.

I watched the first episode and thought it was promising, so I made the mistake of actually purchasing (streaming) the entire season. After watching the next 3 episodes, I could no longer watch the rest. The new Doctor Who is unwatchable because it is politicized:

  1. The new female Doctor, portrayed by actress Jodie Whittaker with short blonde hair and who only wears pants, is clearly suggestive of Hillary Clinton.
  2. A baddie character in one episode — a white American businessman who yells “You’re fired!” — is clearly meant to be Donald Trump.
  3. A plethora of females and “people of color”.

Now, a black female will be the new 007 — the code number of James Bond, a fictional British Secret Service (MI6) officer created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming. 

The Daily Mail reports, July 13, 2019:

Since Daniel Craig announced he was standing down as James Bond, debate has raged whether the next 007 should be a woman, or black.

Now The Mail on Sunday can reveal that she will be both – thanks to the intervention of feminist TV writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

In what’s been called a ‘popcorn-dropping moment’, British star Lashana Lynch, will be given Bond’s licence to kill in the 25th movie in the franchise, currently being shot in Italy and the UK.

However, traditionalists can relax: she’s not the new Bond, but a new character who takes over his secret agent number after he leaves MI6.

H/t Thomas Wigand

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Netroots panelist uses watermelon to demonstrate “easy to do” abortion to get rid of “pregnancy tissue”

If abortion is so easy to do and harmless, why not show the REAL thing?

Cowards.

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Demonic: Christian & Jewish clergy ‘bless’ abortion clinic in name of ‘god’

LifeNews reports that on July 9, 2019, calling killing unborn babies “sacred work,” a group of ten Christian (Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Unitarian Universalist, United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ) and Jewish (Reform and Reconstructionist) clergy gathered to “bless” an Austin, Texas abortion clinic — the Whole Woman’s Health, an abortion chain known for numerous health and safety violations.

Rev. Amelia Fulbright, a campus minister of the “ecumenical” “Christian” Labyrinth Progressive Student Ministry at the University of Texas, said the “blessing” was organized to encourage the “patients” as well as the abortion workers:

“The first and foremost goal was to say that we support you and the work that you’re doing, especially in a state where you’re constantly having to meet new regulations or deal with critics and protesters. As people of faith, it’s not that we think we’re bringing God to this place; we believe God is already present in that space. But it’s to ask for prayers of safety, healing and peace, to infuse the space with an energy that is life-giving for women, a lot of whom are in an anxious time.”

Fulbright said one of the most meaningful moments during the “blessing” was was when her 4-month-old baby became hungry. She said being able to nurse her child in that setting, surrounded by people who understood the importance of being able to choose motherhood, illustrated to her that abortion clinics are a “life-affirming space” and that “It paints a different picture than what the anti-abortion movement would like you to think happens in abortion clinics.”

The “blessing” was organized by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCFRC) and Texas Freedom Network.

Rev. Katey Zeh, a Baptist minister and executive director of RCFRC, said abortion is “sacred work” and the abortion clinic is a “blessed space”. She writes:

The Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Austin is also a blessed space, not only because of our ritual of blessing on Tuesday but because providing reproductive health services has always been sacred work.

Zeh claims “compassion” means supporting pregnant women who abort their unborn babies:

“Because our prophetic teachings emphasize caring for our neighbors, progressive faith communities are called to respond to pregnant people with compassion and affirmation. We know that making reproductive decisions can be hard work spiritually and emotionally, yet we believe God accepts the decisions of conscience each person makes.”

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