Category Archives: Liberals/Democrats/Left

Michael Moore: Trump will cause human extinction

'The Wide One'
Michael Moore takes Trump Derangement Syndrome to a whole new level.

On March 28, 2017, Moore @MMFlint tweeted that:

Historians in the near future will mark today, March 28, 2017, as the day the extinction of human life on earth began, thanks 2 to Donald Trump

In a follow-up tweet on the same day, Moore explains:

“Trump has signed orders killing all of Obama’s climate change regulations. The EPA is prohibited henceforth from focusing on climate change.”

Moore’s ridiculous hysterical tweet elicited these responses:

“How do the historians survive?” -@CharlesCWCooke

“if humans are extinct how can historians write about it?” -Seth Rule @doctorstupidmd

“*April 23, 1954: the day the extinction of human life on earth began as Michael Moore began depleting our food supply.” -Harry Khachatrian @Harry1T6

“Good grief. Get a hold of yourself woman.” -Michael Martin @bluefriction

“Historians in the near future will mark Tues. Nov. 8, 2016, as the day the extinction of the Democrats began, thanks 2 Donald Trump” -Ward D. Lyon @wdlyon

Citing a June 30, 1989 report in the San Jose Mercury News, Steve Goddard @SteveSGoddard tweets: “That is just silly. The UN says global warming killed us all 17 years ago.” Here’s the SJMC article:

See also:

~Eowyn

Florida’s Rollins College suspends student for disagreeing with Muslim instructor who said Jesus’ crucifixion was a hoax

The liberal arts are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential for a free person to know in order to take an active part in civic life that, in Ancient Greece, included participating in public debate and defending oneself in court.

Rollins College is a private liberal arts college in Winter Park, Florida, which is anything but liberal in the classical sense. Rather, Rollins College is the antithesis of liberal arts in its intolerance for dissenting views, suppression of public debate, and hostility toward Christianity.

Marshall Polston, a 21-year-old conservative Christian sophomore at Rollins College, was suspended after speaking out when his Muslim instructor, Areej Zufari, told her class that the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was a hoax, and after one of his classmates voiced approval of Sharia law by saying that homosexuals should be punished by having their body parts chopped off.

Note: The news media reported several inaccuracies:

  1. Areej Zufari’s first name is Areej, not Areeje. (In the news accounts below, I use the correct name “Areej” instead of Areeje.)
  2. Academic titles and degrees do mean something: Zufari is not a professor; she is an Adjunct Instructor of Humanities at Rollins College, with an MLS degree (source: Rollins Evening Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017). That means:
    1. Zufari is not a ladder tenure-track faculty, but is appointed on a temporary basis.
    2. Zufari does not have a Ph.D., so she should not be called “Dr.” which is how Rollins College’s letter to Polston addresses her. Her degree is MLS, Master of Library Science. The letter also erroneously calls Zufari “Areeje,” which goes to show Rollins College can’t even get right its faculty’s name and academic degree.

Polston told Central Florida Post that Areej Zufari, who teaches a “Muslim Humanities” course at Rollins, said the crucifixion of Jesus was a hoax and that his disciples did not believe he was God.

Polston said he challenged Zufari on this point during a class discussion, after which she failed him on a major essay. Polston said, “I was upset, understandably. I’ve never gotten anything less than straight A’s, so I was really interested in figuring out how to possibly improve or at least understand the grade.”

But Zufari refused to explain why she gave a 52% grade for the essay. She then reported Polston to the Dean of Safety at Rollins and cancelled class, claiming Polston was making her feel “unsafe.”

When classes resumed, Zufari decided to focus on a hot-button issue, the application of Sharia Law. During the discussion, according to Polston, another student made a shocking statement.

As recounted by Polston, the Muslim male student, who had demonstrated a very strict adherence to the Quaran in previous group talks, “stated that a good punishment for gays, adulterers, and thieves was the removal of a certain body part, as determined by Sharia law. It took a few seconds for me to realize that he actually said that, especially after what this community has faced with the tragic loss of life at Pulse” nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Several students, of both Islamic and Christian backgrounds, thought Zufari should have reported what the male Muslim said, but their request fell on deaf ears. One student, who asked to remain anonymous, even reported the incident to the FBI, thinking it was better to say something than just ignore it.

That’s when Polston was summoned to the Dean of Safety’s office to discuss his probable suspension and how he was making Rollins College “unsafe” because of his difference of opinion with Zufari and the hard-line Muslim student.

Polston said:

“They made it clear that they had not gotten a report about what the [Muslim] student said, and were more concerned about the danger I was causing to the campus. What danger? A difference of opinion in a college classroom is nothing out of the ordinary and certainly not dangerous. It was surreal and degrading. The bad grade was upsetting, but they were literally refusing to acknowledge the dangers posed by someone who advocated chopping off body parts on campus.”

On March 25, 2017, Polston received a letter from Rollins College’s Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students, informing him that he is summarily suspended from the college for behaviors that “constituted a threat of disruption within the operations of the College and jeopardize the safety and well-being of members of the College community”.

During the period of summary suspension, Polston is barred from attending classes or participating in college activities or privileges. The letter continues:

In addition to the summary suspension, I am mandating that you refrain from contacting Dr. [sic] Areeje [sic] Zufari until the end of academic year 2016-2017. This No Contact Order will be automatically renewed each academic year until you are no longer enrolled at the College.

To add injury upon injury, Zufari filed a police report with the Winter Park Police Department, claiming Polston violated the order by showing up to class to harass her.

But Central Florida Post points out Zufari had made a false claim because during the hours the class was held, Polston was with his elderly grandfather traveling to Daytona Beach for the opening of Embry Riddle College’s MicaPlex. Polston even provided a receipt from a Chipolte restaurant in Orlando’s Dr. Phillips area, and stills of video surveillance showing him purchasing food during the time of the class. Polston said:

“I will be releasing witness statements shortly proving I could not have been where Professor [sic] Zufari said I was Thursday night. It’s shameful that she lied to the police.”

Central Florida Post reached out to Rollins College’s media relations team and Zuhari, but both refused to respond.

Central Florida Post concludes that:

Given the evidence we have gathered, and the refusal of either the professor or Rollins College to address this matter, we believe that Rollins College should immediately suspend Professor [sic] Zufari and open an investigation into what actually happened.

 Christian Post points out that this is not the first time Rollins College has been in the news for actions it has taken against Christian students:

  • In 2013, the college kicked InterVarsity Christian Fellowship off campus because the student group does not allow non-Christian students to become leaders in the organization, which is a violation of the college’s anti-discrimination policy.
  • Later in 2013, four members of InterVarsity were told they could no longer hold informal Bible studies in the common area of their dorm suite. (FoxNews)

Here’s contact info. for Rollins College:

Grant H. Cornwell
President of Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave. – 2711
Ph: 407.646.2120
Fax: 407.646.1501
Email: president@rollins.edu

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV and CP.

~Eowyn

Hulu Picks Up Sarah Silverman Political Variety Show, ‘I Love You, America’

Sarah Silverman

Great. Give the womyn a platform for calling for a military coup to overthrow President Trump.

From Yahoo: Comedian Sarah Silverman has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order on Hulu for her upcoming show “I Love You, America,” the streaming service confirmed via Twitter on Monday.

Hulu picked up the weekly, half-hour variety and sketch show, which will depict Silverman talking about the current political landscape in the U.S.

Silverman has been outspoken about politics throughout the 2016 presidential election. She was an avid supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination before backing Hillary Clinton in the main election. She spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention to convince Sanders supporters to back Clinton.

She was blunt to Sanders supporters who were hesitant, or refused, to back the former New York Senator and First Lady. “To the Bernie or bust people, you’re being ridiculous,” she said.

In addition to calling out Bernie supporters, she was also critical about Donald Trump’s penchant for name-calling.

“That stuff is for third graders,” she said. “It’s like major arrested development stuff. That’s like ‘I’m still emotionally four and calling people names from my gold-encrusted sandbox because I was given money instead of human touch or coping tools.’”

In “I Love You, America,” Silverman will be continuing to speak about her political ideals, but will be doing it with others, paying attention to those who might not share her beliefs. Silverman said it was more crucial in today’s current political climate to experience all points of view, including those that might be on the other side of the political spectrum.

The actress will be partnering with Funny or Die for the show. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay — two of the founders of Funny or Die — and Amy Zvi will serve as executive producers, along with Silverman.

This news comes just over a month after the announcement of her new stand up special, which is set to air May 30. There is no release date yet for the Hulu show.

Here’s all you need to know about Silverman and her “humor”:

DCG

Swedish man prosecuted for assaulting Muslim women with bacon

Bacon, the new Weapon of Mass Destruction

Chris Tomlinson reports for Breitbart, March 28, 2017, that a Swedish man is facing charges in court for eating bacon too closely to a group of Muslim women on a train.

The incident occurred in the Swedish capital of Stockholm over the weekend. The Swedish man, who has not been named by media or the police, is said to have approached the Muslim women who were wearing Islamic veils on a train while he was eating bacon and dangled the bacon in front of their faces, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

According to the report, the women got up to find seating elsewhere and the man followed them with his bacon. He allegedly called them derogatory names and made racist comments, though neither the police nor the court has specified what was said during the incident. The man now faces charges of incitement to racial hatred.

Reaction to the incident on social media has been a mix of laughter and disbelief amongst English language users. Twitter user PeterSweden tweeted his disbelief at the charges: “What’s the next step, being racist for walking your dog?”

But the reaction to the article from Swedish speakers was very different:

  • On Facebook, one Swedish speaker wrote: “I hope I never see this. I will make him eat the bacon raw the f**k up!”
  • Another Swedish speaker posted: “In what way do they really think that it would be okay to shove food in the face of someone you don’t know ? Grown men. Shame on you.”

Those Swedish speakers must be members of the thoroughly-cucked board of directors of Byggnads, a construction workers trade union in Stockholm, Sweden, who donned pink pussy hats to show their solidarity with International Women’s Day (see “Welcome to Sweden! – where men wear pink pussies”).

The Swedish train incident is not the first time bacon misuse has led to prosecutions for hate crimes:

  • In the UK last year, two Polish men were jailed for a “racially motivated attack” by throwing bacon inside a London mosque, and for swearing and throwing bacon at a Muslim man.
  • In Bristol last year, police were alerted to another potential hate crime after several people threw bacon sandwiches at the entrance of a local mosque. Police called the incident “abhorrent”.

~Eowyn

California Senate bill makes it a crime for nursing homes to use the ‘wrong’ pronoun

Thought Crime comes to America.

Already, it is a thought crime to deny global warming. See:

Now, the one-party state of California has a senate bill that will criminalize the use of “wrong” pronouns in the state’s long-term care facilities, as well as requiring identity documents from a resident who wants to use the opposite-sex bathroom, or prohibiting any sexual behavior among residents and visitors. Anyone found guilty of willfully or repeatedly violating any of these new rules will be charged with a misdemeanor.

On February 1, 2017, newly-elected state senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced SB 219: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights, which will make it a crime for nursing homes to use the “wrong” gender.

The bill is co-authored by State Assembly representatives David Chiu and Sabrina Cervantes, both Democrats of course.

SB 219 would add Chapter 2.45 (commencing with Section 1439.50) to Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to health facilities, to read:

1439.50 (b): “Gender identity” means a person’s identity based on the individual’s stated gender identity, without regard to whether the self-identified gender accords with the individual’s physical appearance, surgical history, genitalia, legal sex, sex assigned at birth, or name and sex, as it appears in medical records, and without regard to any contrary statement by any other person, including a family member, conservator, or legal representative [….]

(e) “Long-term care facility” or “facility” has the same meaning as in Section 9701 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and includes intermediate care facilities.
(f) “Long-term care facility staff” or “facility staff” means all directors, medical personnel, administrators, employees, independent contractors, and others who provide services or care to residents of a long-term care facility on facility premises and on behalf of, or with the permission of , the facility [….]

1439.51 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), it shall be unlawful for a long-term care facility or facility staff to take any of the following actions wholly or partially on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status: […]

(3) Where rooms are assigned by gender, assign or refuse to assign a room to a transgender resident other than in accordance with the transgender resident’s gender identity, unless at the transgender resident’s request.
(4) Involuntarily reassign a resident to a different room based on any person’s complaints or concerns about that resident’s gender identity or gender expression.
(5) Prohibit a resident from using, or harass a resident who seeks to use or does use, a restroom available to other persons of the same gender identity, regardless of whether the resident is making a gender transition or appears to be gender-nonconforming. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, requiring a resident to show identity documents in order to gain entrance to a restroom available to other persons of the same gender identity.
(6) Refuse to use a resident’s preferred name or pronoun, as indicated by the resident.
(7) Deny a resident the right to wear or be dressed in clothing, accessories, or cosmetics that are permitted for any other resident.
(8) Restrict a resident’s right to associate with other residents, including the right to sexual intimacy.
(9) Deny a resident’s right to receive or restrict a resident’s right to associate with visitors of his or her choice, including the right to sexual intimacy.
(c) Each facility shall post the following notice alongside its current nondiscrimination policy in all places and on all materials where that policy is posted:
“[Name of facility] does not discriminate and does not permit discrimination, including, but not limited to, bullying, abuse, or harassment, on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status, or based on association with another individual on account of that individual’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status. You may file a complaint with the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman [provide contact information] if you believe that you have experienced this kind of discrimination.”

To justify the need for this bill, Weiner quotes a survey of LGBT individuals from a 2011 study published by the National Senior Citizens Law Center which claims that 43% of those surveyed personally witnessed or experienced mistreatment of LGBT seniors. Wiener’s press release lists half a dozen discrimination stories from the study. One tells of a woman’s lesbian friend who lived in a skilled nursing facility where the staff continued to call her by her given name “Hazel,” and not by her preferred name “Rusty.” Another story told of a man who maintained that he wasn’t showered for weeks at a time because the facility aide “may or may not be ‘comfortable’ helping a gay man bathe.”

California Family Council points out that there is no exemption in SB 219 for facilities operated by religious organizations, and according to Wiener’s office, there are no plans to add one.

California Family Council’s President Jonathan Keller responded to the bill saying he believes everyone, no matter who they are, deserved to be treated with love, care, and respect. This is especially true for senior citizens. But he also believes the state has no right to force Christians and religious organizations to violate their faith. Keller said:

“No religious non-profit should face criminal prosecution for designating their bathrooms by biological gender. Nor should anyone be forced to use a pronoun for someone that violates that person’s strongly held religious belief that gender is not a preference, but a biological, medically observable, objective fact. The government should never trample the First Amendment free exercise rights of faith-based nursing homes and hospice facilities.”

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV

~Eowyn

Washington state Democrats willing to exempt Boeing from higher business taxes

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Some businesses in Washington state aren’t going to be as lucky as Boeing.

From MyNorthwest.com:  Democrats hope to rely partly on higher business taxes to comply with a court ruling on state education funding. But The Boeing Co. would be exempt.

In announcing their budget plan Monday, House Democrats didn’t explain why Boeing wouldn’t be included, other than to say it was a compromise made to ensure their plan would move forward.

The aerospace company has benefited much from tax breaks in recent history. Just last year, for example, The Seattle Times reported tax breaks saved Boeing about $500 million over the past two years. In 2014, Boeing saved $217 million. In 2015, it saw a savings of $305.

More tax breaks would come as Boeing trims its workforce in order to stay competitive in the market. At least 170 Boeing workers in the Puget Sound area received layoff notices on March 17.

When it comes to the budget, Representative Kristine Lytton says another exception will have to be made when it comes to class sizes. “While we continue to make progress on class size reduction we do delay the provisions of Initiative 1351 for another two years as we continue to focus on more pressing needs moving forward,” she said.

Overall, the Democratic budget includes more than $7 billion in additional funding for education over the next four years. The Democrats’ $44 billion budget includes about $3 billion in new taxes. The Democratic budget relies on raising business taxes and a new 7 percent capital gains tax.

Tacoma Representative Laurie Jenkins says Washington state is one of the only states that doesn’t tax capital gains right now. “We are so outside the mainstream and how we’re handling capital gains in the fact that we’re not handling it at all.”

Funding education may be the priority, but Democrats say their budget proposal would also support some of the state’s most vulnerable by pumping billions into human service programs.

It’s a stark contrast to the Republican proposal released last week, which relies on government cuts and a property tax swap to fund education.

Republican Senator John Braun says the House plan uses education as an excuse to raise taxes for everything else.

“Our proposal and their proposal is similar. If anything we’re higher in K-12, and yet they need $8 billion over the next four years to pay for theirs. That tells me these taxes are not about K-12. They are about everything but K-12.”

DCG