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Father’s Day 2019: 1 in 4 U.S. children live in fatherless homes

Today is Father’s Day.

Happy Father’s Day to all the men who are real dads instead of mere sperm-donors!

For more on the read dads, see the Pew Research Center’s “8 facts about American dads“.

But shame on the mere sperm-donors.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2017, 19.7 million children, more than 1 in 4, live without a father in the home. As fathers.com puts it: “If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency.”

The sperm-donors, by their absence in their children’s lives, are responsible for a whole host of their children’s problems and social ills.

In 2013, the worst states are:

  • Mississippi, where 36.2% of children lived in fatherless homes.
  • Louisiana: 34.4%
  • Alabama: 30.7%

Not coincidentally, blacks make up large percentages of the population in those states:

That this is not a coincidence is confirmed by 2012 U.S. Census Bureau statistics:

  • More than half (57.6%) of America’s black children lived absent their biological fathers.
  • 31.2% of Hispanic children and 20.7% of white children lived in fatherless homes.

Just as #BlackLivesMatter are silent on the vast numbers of black babies being aborted and the black-on-black homicides in cities like Chicago and Detroit, they are silent on the epidemic of black men abandoning their children. Instead, #BlackLivesMatter blame whities for blacks’ social ills, and vocal spokesmen like Colin Kaepernick and Spike Lee make showy, grandstanding virtue-signaling.

~Eowyn

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So woke: White Seattle womyn teaching “Undoing Whiteness” yoga class

Yoga instructor Laura Humpf

You white folk ready to get “woke” while in a yoga class?

Ready to unpack the harmful ways white supremacy is embedded in your body, mind and heart? Ready to embody an approach to racial and social justice? Ready for a spiritual community where oppression and privilege can be addressed with compassion and honesty?

Well, if you live in the Seattle area you are in luck! There’s a new yoga class at Rainier Beach Yoga entitled, “Undoing Whiteness,” to help you achieve these goals. From the Rainier Beach Yoga web site:

In this class we will:

have a discussion around the pathology of whiteness and how contemplative practices can be supportive tools to navigate looking at our conditioning with fierce compassion

practice tools of embodiment to understand how this lives not only in our psyches but also in our physical bodies

meditate to understand how the mind is affected by whiteness, as well as how the mind can be a tool to counteract whiteness with awareness and humanity

share an action we plan to commit to in order to support our desire for racial justice in our communities
Use Shelly Tochluk’s book Witnessing Whiteness as a guide for our work. Reading is recommended, but not required.

Why “undoing” whiteness?

There has been a call for white people to name our whiteness for decades now, and this is an opportunity for white folks to face our socialization under white supremacy and how it shows up in the body, mind, emotions, relationships and all social systems. Facing whiteness is about being in process with the implicit and explicit norms that maintain white supremacy, and this exploration is to discover and bring awareness to how those norms operate within and around us.

Interrogating whiteness means that we no longer hide from the conditioning of whiteness, and we name and take responsibility for the ways white supremacy advantages and dehumanizes us.

Why are you doing this work in a gentrifying neighborhood?

Gentrification is one of the most destructive ways white supremacy is currently operating. Here is a list of ways white people like me can work towards repair:

Support POC-owned businesses
Get to know people of color in the neighborhood.
Support POC teachers
Support POC caucus space
Do not interrupt or question the need for POC caucus space
Learn about the impacts of gentrification
Offer reparations
Offer free or low rent
Hire people of color and pay a living wage

Rainier Beach Yoga is committed to these actions. It is clear these actions will not end gentrification as this is a systemic issue that needs to be addressed systemically.

Read all about understanding and confronting your whiteness in a yoga class here.

h/t Twitchy

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Scenes from a wedding reception

Video taken at a wedding reception:

Source: Vimeo

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Storeowner tells patron, “I don’t tell anyone what to believe” after he was offended by rebel flag vest

Yahoo’s original headline: “Vintage clothing store owner calls police on black man who objected to rebel flag vest.”

I prefer to highlight the fact that a store patron can ignore the fact that this is America and shop owners can legally sell whatever they want to sell.

But in today’s environment, every progressive has proclaimed themselves the SJW monitors of all that they deem good, correct and proper.

From Yahoo: The owner of a vintage clothing store called the police on a customer who asked why he was selling a rebel flag vest.

On May 25th, Nathaniel Dennis and his friends visited Beatnix on Halsted, an antique store that sells Halloween and theatre costumes, wigs, pride and transgender flags and makeup. The store is in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, home of much of the city’s LGBTQ residents.

Dennis has shopped at the store a lot, but until that day, hadn’t seen a leather vest with a rebel battle flag imprint. “We were looking at graphic T-shirts when my friend Dan Shade called me over to look at the vest,” Dennis, 32, tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

The symbol was distasteful to Dennis, a black gay man from Georgia, and he was curious why his favorite boutique frequented by largely marginalized customers would sell it.

Shade and Dennis quietly approached the cashier, who referred them to a manager. “He basically said, ‘Well, we sell vintage items. I don’t tell anyone what to believe’ and sent us to the owner.”

Dennis says owner Keith Bucceri admitted the vest wasn’t appropriate merchandise for the main sales floor and tossed it behind the counter. “But then he brought up Jussie Smollett,” the former Empire actor who claimed to be victimized by a racist assault in January.

“He said, ‘You shouldn’t be making up things that aren’t true like Jussie Smollett,” recalled Dennis. “I told him, ‘Why should we be subjected to symbols like this? As a black person, I am offended.’”

According to Dennis, Bucceri accused the men of dramatics. “He was so combative, saying, ‘Get it through your thick f***ing skull, it’s not racist,’” he says. “He said we were trespassing and to ‘get the f**** out’ or he would call the police.”

Dennis says an employee picked up the phone, so he and his group left. A representative of the Chicago Police Department’s 19th District did not respond to an information request from Yahoo Lifestyle. A police officer told Block Club Chicago that a phone call was made from the store about a man “refusing” to leave but no official complaint exists.

“I didn’t want to be the next unarmed black man shot or killed by the police, so we left,” Dennis tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

However, Shade re-entered the store to take a photo of the discarded vest. “The owner had no problem with me coming back,” Shade, 29, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “He said ‘Your friend wasn’t listening,’ as if we were on the same side.”

Since the friends posted photos of the vest on Facebook, they say former store employees have shared unflattering stories about Bucceri. And the brand’s Facebook page is battling with enraged reviewers. Bucceri did not respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s phone messages and email.

The store wrote on Facebook, “We do not sell that type of merchandise normally, it was not a shirt, it was a leather vest and wasn’t being sold to support any such ideas. It was taken off the floor and the customer didn’t want to stop going on about it and when he wouldn’t stop…was asked to leave and yes the police were called and when they came they said they could arrest him for criminal trespassing….and I said that would not be necessary….if you choose not to come to Beatnix that is your choice, but based on this sloppy person’s very poor listening skills and insistence on arguing a point unnecessarily since the item in question was taken off the floor..it seems irrational.”

On Wednesday night, Dennis appeared at a community meeting at a bar across the street from Beatnix. “As a black person, you have to pick and choose what situations you want to pursue, because it’s mentally exhausting,” Dennis tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “But I think this is important.”

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Another NFL team goes “woke” as Seattle Seahawks get rid of Sea Gal cheerleaders & become Seahawk Dancers (with men)

What is it with these NFL teams? Are they purposely trying to decrease their ever-decreasing attendance/TV rating numbers?

Men at football games do not want to see men cheerleaders. They want to see cute girls in cute little outfits.

And for that matter, I don’t believe many women want to see gay men prancing around on the field. They’d rather watch the big, burly football players.

Yet in an ever-increasing progressive and “woke” atmosphere, the NFL must cater to the SJWs and have all inclusive cheerleading, I mean dance teams.

The Seattle Seahawks are not the first NFL team to fall into this trap. See the following:

Male dancing cheerleaders join NFL team, the LA Rams

New Orleans Saints first male cheerleader dances his way onto the field

This is stupid, even to this never-was-a-cheerleader-girl: NFL’s Colts cheerleaders succumb to the #MeToo movement

According to the SeahawksWire, the cheerleading team formerly known as the “Sea Gals” will add men to their squad and now be known as “Seahawk Dancers.”

Their reasoning? They “continually look for ways to evolve the gameday entertainment.”

Guess the SeaHawks can kiss the formerly-known as Sea Gals annual calendar revenue bye, bye.

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74 y.o. white man pushed off bus by black woman dies

The elderly white man, 74, who was pushed off a bus by a young black woman, 25, has died from injuries sustained from the fall.

On March 21, 2019, Cadesha Bishop, 25, argued with 74-year-old Serge Fournier on a bus in Las Vegas. Seconds later, as Fournier was exiting the bus using a walker, Bishop pushed him with both hands off the bus. Fournier landed face-down and motionless on the sidewalk.

Here’s the surveillance video of the incident:

When officers first arrived at the scene of the incident, Fournier said he didn’t want to receive any medical attention even though he was bleeding from the head. However, later that night, he was admitted to a hospital. He died on April 23 from injuries sustained from the fall. The coroner ruled the death a homicide. The cause of death was described as complications from blunt force trauma to the torso.

Bishop had fled the scene of the crime before police arrived. It was only after Fournier’s family notified police on May 3 that he had passed away that Bishop was arrested three days later, on May 6.

​Bishop has been charged with the murder of an elderly, vulnerable person. Police officials say that Bishop had been yelling profanities at people on the bus. When the bus stopped, Bishop and Fournier began to argue after Fournier told her to “be nicer to passengers.”

Bishop was held at the Clark County Detention Center on a $100,000 bail. She has since been released and placed under electronic monitoring. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 17 and she will remain under house arrest until that time, according to the Las Vegas Journal-Review.

Court records in Clark County, Nevada indicate Cadesha Bishop has a history of violence:

  • In March of 2012, she was charged with battery in a domestic violence case. Bishop agreed to a plea deal: she had to complete community service and “impulse control counseling” and to remain out of trouble.
  • In January 2013, Bishop was again charged with battery. She pleaded guilty more than a year later, and got a suspended jail sentence of 90 days, domestic violence counseling, and more community service.

Sources: Sputnik News; Heavy.com

H/t Big Lug

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NBA getting rid of the word ‘owner’ because it’s racist

Founded in 1946, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men’s professional basketball league composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada). It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world.

The NBA is the only top North American sport that does not have a white majority audience. In 2017, 47% of NBA viewers were Black, 34% were White, 11% were Hispanic, and 8% were Asian.

TMZ reports, June 3, 2019, that “high-ranking sources” from multiple NBA teams told TMZ Sports that they’ve had “high-level conversations about doing away with the term ‘owner’ over the past year” because the term “feels racially insensitive” in a league where the majority of players are black.

At least two NBA teams have already made the switch:

  • The Philadelphia 76ers changed their titles from Owners to Managing Partners, and Co-owners are now called Limited Partners.
  • In Los Angeles, Steve Ballmer — who was billed as Owner for the first couple of years after he took over the Clippers — is now listed as Chairman on the team’s website.

The “conversations” about getting rid of the term “owner” gained steam in late 2018 when Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green appeared on LeBron James‘ show, “The Shop”. Green said, “You shouldn’t say owner,” and proposed that the title be changed to either CEO, Chairman or Majority Shareholder.

“Racially oppressed” Draymond Green receives annual salary of $16.4 million and has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

Ironically, Draymond’s team — the Golden State Warriors — still lists Joe Lacob as the owner of that team.

TMZ was told there’s no real pressure coming from the NBA to change their titles. A spokesperson spokesperson said: “We refer to the owners of our teams as Governors; each team is represented on our Board of Governors.”

Former basketball player Michael Jordan, who’s black, is the principal owner and chairman of the NBA team Charlotte Hornets. Does he get to keep the title “owner”?

See also:

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Perpetual victimhood: Failed demorat congressional candidate Saira Rao is a miserable womyn who hates everything

Via Ryan Saavedra’s Twitter timeline the other night, I discovered a miserable demorat womyn. Her name is Saira Rao and she ran, unsuccessfully, for Congress in Denver. From her Twitter bio:

“Writer| Columnist @browngirlmag and author of upcoming BROKEN NEWS @mcsweeneys. Founder @intogethermedia. she/her/hers”

She is apparently a “brown girl” and has a serious problem with many things in America:

The American flag
Perceived “white privilege”
White men
White folks

She also claims that: “If you are not actively anti-racist, you are actively racist.”

And this: “White people have done everything to make my life miserable. Yet I’m supposed to not hate white people?”

Her Twitter timeline gives a glimpse into the liberal mind of misery, hate, misconstrued perceptions, and mental disorder.

Imagine going through life being so miserable and having such a sense of perceived victimhood. And having the desire to share your misery on social media.

Sounds like the girl needs some therapy…

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Get ready: Women of color will change Chiraq!

Chicago’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot

I won’t hold my breath. The “Chicago Way” has been around for a looooong time and is not going away anytime soon.

But if you believe the “women of color” now in charge of Chiraq hold the power to make a serious difference in that sh*thole, get to Vegas and place a bet!

The power to make a difference doesn’t depend upon your skin color, it depends upon your policies. Yet when it comes to liberal strongholds, apparently race is all that matters to some elections.

As reported by the Chicago Tribune:

As Lori Lightfoot completed her ascension Monday from a long-shot candidate to Chicago’s first black woman and openly gay mayor, the former federal prosecutor stood in front of thousands at a crowded arena and vowed to fundamentally transform a city government that for months has operated under the cloud of an ongoing federal public corruption investigation.

Moments after placing her hand on the Bible and taking the oath of office, Lightfoot bluntly promised to restore integrity to a city government and City Council that has at times been hobbled by allegations against some of its highest-ranking members. Her fiery speech drew numerous standing ovations from a raucous crowd, but also potentially set the stage for future conflict with aldermen as they prepare to jointly tackle some of the city’s other lingering problems — massive budget shortfalls and endemic violent crime.

“For years, they’ve said Chicago ain’t ready for reform. Well, get ready because reform is here,” Lightfoot said in her inaugural address. “I campaigned on change, you voted for change, and I plan to deliver change to our government. That means restoring trust in our city’s government and finally bringing some real integrity to the way this city works.”

During an approximately half-hour speech, Lightfoot drew from Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks and called for citywide unity in addressing public safety, education, financial stability and “integrity” — a reference to Chicago’s infamous corruption.

“Our challenges can only be solved if we face them together,” Lightfoot said. “We cannot fail. We will not fail. We are Chicago.”

Lightfoot also drew a standing ovation when she noted that the election of Melissa Conyears-Ervin as treasurer and Anna Valencia as clerk marks the first time Chicago’s three citywide positions are held by women of color.

“Children who look like me and come from families like mine shouldn’t have to beat the odds to get an education, pursue their passions, or build a family,” Lightfoot said. “Black and brown kids, low-income kids, every kid in this city should grow up knowing they can pursue anything, they can love anyone — that’s my Chicago dream.”

In addition to the daunting challenge of cleaning up City Hall, Lightfoot’s administration will confront chronic gun violence, neighborhood disinvestment and segregation, and a first-year budget shortfall estimated by the outgoing administration at more than $700 million though it’s expected to be even worse.

City cops and firefighters need new contracts, and the Chicago Teachers Union already has threatened a strike in the fall. And the Chicago Police Department will navigate a federal consent decree aimed at overhauling how the city’s historically troubled force operates.

Throughout her speech, Lightfoot promised to confront the city’s toughest subjects and highlighted Chicago’s historical ingenuity.

On crime, Lightfoot said there’s “no higher calling than restoring safety and peace in our neighborhoods” and promised to develop a more proactive strategy against violence.

“People cannot and should not live in neighborhoods that resemble a war zone,” Lightfoot said. “Enough of the shootings. Enough of the guns. Enough of the violence.”

Read the whole story here.

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Hollyweirdo Jeff Daniels: It’s the end of democracy if Trump is reelected

One of my all-time favorite movies is the 1996 Fly Away Home, about a 13-year-old girl, played by Anna Paquin, who raised a flock of orphaned wild Canadian Geese and, solo-flying an ultralight aircraft, led them thousands of miles south to their winter home in a bird sanctuary in North Caroline. Jeff Daniels, 64, played the girl’s dad.

Daniels, alas, is a hateful rabid leftist who is devoid of reason and prone to hysteria.

Currently acting in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, Daniels has confused fiction for reality, seeing himself as the noble but fictional Atticus Finch when he actually more resembles the idiot he portrayed in the two Dumb and Dumber movies.

As reported by Erik Pedersen for Deadline, during an appearance yesterday, May 20, on far-left network MSNBC, Daniels painted supporters of President Donald Trump and a “wing” of the Republican Party as white-supremacist racists. He also hyperventilated that the re-election of President Trump would be “the end of democracy.”

Daniels said. “And I think there are people in the Midwest, between the coasts…who have to make a decision now. You have to decide whether, like Atticus, you believe that there is still compassion, decency, civility, respect for others — ‘do unto others,’ remember that? — all that stuff you guys believe in, and you still voted not for Hillary or for Trump. Where are you now? If the big gamble is to go all the way to November 2020 … and lose, that’s the end of democracy.

The topic then turned to race in America. Quoting a line from the play, Daniels said, “A mob is a place where people go to take a break from their conscience. … That’s what I see when I look at Donald Trump’s rallies, that’s when I see the lies he’s spewing at these people, and people going, ‘I gotta believe in something,’ and he said he’d bring my manufacturing job back and she didn’t, and I’m all in.’ But … at the end of the day, it’s race. It’s race. This is about the Republican Party — or a wing of it — going: ‘This is our last chance to save the party. And if we don’t, it’s the end of the Republican Party.’ And the only way they can do that was to tap the race button and say, ‘Go ahead, it’s OK.’ And [Trump] did. And they did. That was the only card they had left to play, and they played it. And they aren’t going to go quietly.”

He added: “I need people to stand up and be heroic. Because democracy is at stake.”

You can hear him hyperventilate for yourself by going to Deadline for the video.

The Deadline article received 8 comments. Below are the comments critical of Daniels; they are a hoot:

“Translation: if we don’t get our way it’s not democracy. Boo hoo.”

“Such an uncharacteristically even handed, unemotional response from an actor.”

“Will Jeffy promise to move to Canada if Trump wins again? Pretty please!”

“Poor Jeff. The dumber of Dumb and Dumber. Stop watching MSNBC and CNN. He needs to go talk to real Americans, not the sycophants backstage at his play. He’ll quickly find he’s not in touch with reality.”

“Wrong again Jeff it won’t be the end of Democracy it will just be the end of the Democrat party. Your party. The crazy party that is too afraid to do anything that’s middle of the road. Your party is now so far to the Left you have all gone off the cliff that’s why Trump will win again in 2020 so shriek all you want it won’t help.”

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