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Another Friday Funny! Redneck panhandler

You know you’re a redneck when . . .

Pic taken in Hardy, Arkansas.

H/t maziel

~Eowyn

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Liberalism is a mental disorder: Schools are banning students from having best friends

September 7, 2017 was Britain’s Prince George’s first day of school at the Thomas’s Battersea private kindergarten school in London.

Jadie Troy-Pryde reports for Marie Claire, September 11, 2017, that “there’s actually a rule at Thomas’s that discourages any of the children from having a BFF” (best friend forever).

Jane Moore, a panelist on the TV talk show Loose Women, lives near the school and many of her friends have children in the school. Moore said on Loose Women that students are encouraged to be friendly with all of their classmates, and not to pick a favorite friend. The school’s aim is to make every child feel included, and this also extends to birthday parties. Moore said:

“There are signs everywhere saying ‘be kind’ – that’s the ethos of the school. They don’t encourage you to have best friends. There’s a policy that if your child is having a party – unless every child is invited – you don’t give out the invites in class. I think it is quite a good thing as you don’t feel excluded.”

Reporting for Business Insider on Sept. 20, 2017, Chris Weller writes that it’s not just Thomas’s Battersea that bans best friends. Schools across South West London, Kingston, and Surrey have also taken up the practice.

The trend of banning best friends has been growing for several years, and is spreading beyond European borders to the United States and Canada, where teachers in big schools shuffle friendships around to expose kids to a range of peers.

School officials and some psychologists argue that children become more well-adjusted when they have larger friend groups and can avoid negative feelings associated with feeling left out. It is claimed that best friends, with their tight bonds and inside jokes, throw a wrench into that open environment. Christine Laycob, M.S., director of counseling at Mary Institute in St. Louis, Missouri, told the New York Times: “We try to talk to kids and work with them to get them to have big groups of friends and not be so possessive about friends.”

Critics, however, say the no-best-friends policy robs kids of the chance to form valuable coping skills because grappling with mild social exclusion when they’re young will help them to become more capable, resilient adults.

In fact, a wealth of research indicates best friends create value for people throughout their lives:

  • One study recently published in Child Development found that people with childhood best friends enjoyed better mental health well into adulthood. The study’s lead’s author, University of Virginia doctoral student Rachel Narr told New York Magazine: “We weren’t surprised that better adolescent close friendships turned out to be important, but we were surprised by just how important they turned out to be into adulthood.”
  • Narr’s study also found kids with broader friend groups tended to grow up with higher rates of social anxiety than kids with smaller numbers of closer friends.
  • Although anti-best-friend policies may help kids in the short-term, research suggests the strong connections found among best friends could be vital for mental health in a world where adolescents are lonelier than ever.

I’ve had a best friend in every period of my life, from the time I was in kindergarten, and I cannot imagine life without them. If I had a kid in school, if that school bans best friends, I will simply remove my child from that school.

~Eowyn

Mets pitcher, a “Texan Republican,” links hurricanes to US pulling out of Paris Climate Accord

noah snydergaard

Private Mets’ Delta jet (l) that pitcher Syndergaard (r) flies each season

I wonder how much carbon emissions this pitcher and his team emit while flying via their private Delta jet each season to play baseball? Hypocrite.

From Fox News: New York Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard tossed a curveball to Twitter fans late Monday, suggesting the number of deadly hurricanes that have ravaged the United States in recent weeks is “karma” for the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

Syndergaard, 25, a starting pitcher for the Mets who has been on the disabled list since May, linked the spate of recent hurricanes – Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria – to President Trump’s June pullout from the Paris deal. On Saturday, a European Union official said the U.S. may be open to reviewing the terms of the accord, but National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster quickly shot down the “false report.”

“U.S. pulls out of Paris Climate Accord. Then hit by 4 hurricanes in 6 weeks. Global Warming Karma?” Syndergaard wrote, adding the hashtags: “I’m a Texan Republican” and “wake up.”

Syndergaard, nicknamed ‘Thor’ for his likeness to the fictional character due to flowing, blonde locks and a chiseled frame, tweeted later: “…..and I know Karma.”

To that post, he added the hashtag “take the MRI.” That tweet was an apparent dig at himself for refusing an MRI before he was scheduled to pitch on May 1. Syndergaard ended up injuring himself during the game, after which he was placed on the disabled list. He has yet to pitch in another major league game this season.

Social media users quickly responded to the pitcher’s climate change claim.

“Stick to baseball because weather obviously isn’t your strong point,” Rdsknsfan3 wrote.

“You just lost a lifetime Mets fan. Stick to pitching, if you can stay healthy for even one freaking season. Stupidity Karma?” MaximilianoNJ wrote.

Added LHVPundit: “Stick to what you know (baseball) and leave the science to scientists. Mets fans don’t care about where you stand on political issues.

DCG

Hillary Clinton is like herpes

Like herpes, Hillary is painful, embarrassing and just won’t go away.

Brilliantly hilarious, but true, video from InfoWars‘ Paul Joseph Watson!

Watson calls Hillary a sociopath, but I beg to differ.

Hillary is a psychopath.

Though both sociopath and psychopaths lack empathy and have a poor sense of right and wrong, there are a few key differences between them. According to Dr. L. Michael Tompkins, a psychologist at the Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center, the difference is that psychopaths do not have a conscience. Tompkins told WebMD psychopaths will steal from you without feeling a twinge of guilt — though they may pretend to if they’re caught, so they aren’t “found out.” A sociopath, on the other hand, will understand that taking your money is wrong and may feel remorse, although it won’t be enough to stop their deviant behavior. That means a psychopath has even less regard for others than a sociopath.

The most commonly used device for identifying psychopaths is the psychopathy checklist-revised (PCL-R), a 20-item inventory of personality traits and recorded behaviors, developed by Dr. Robert D. Hare in the 1970s. The checklist is administered in a semi-structured interview format, and operates on a point system based on whether a behavior (e.g., pathological lying) can be reasonably matched to the subject. The subject is assigned a score between 0 and 40, with 40 being the maximum psychopathy and 0 the minimum. The cutoff for being labeled as a psychopath is 30 in the United States and 25 in the UK.

Below are the 20 traits of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R). For each attribute, give yourself a score of 0 to 2, where 0 = “not at all descriptive of me”; 1 = “somewhat descriptive”; and 2 = “describes me perfectly”.

  1. glib and superficial charm
  2. grandiose (exaggeratedly high) estimation of self  (see “The many accomplishments of Hillary Clinton”; “Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments as first lady”)
  3. need for stimulation (see “Emails show Hillary aides constantly complimented her looks”)
  4. pathological lying (see “Proof that Hillary Clinton is a psychopathic liar”; “Hillary cackles like a witch about taking a neurological test, then tells another bald-faced lie”; “Shocker, not: Hillary Clinton tells another lie to pander for votes”)
  5. cunning and manipulativeness (see “Out of the shadows, Hillary Clinton openly subverts President Trump with $800k donation to ‘resistance’ movement”)
  6. lack of remorse or guilt (see “Hillary: I don’t need to apologize for private email server”; “Ed Klein: Hillary Clinton rejected DOJ’s plea bargain offer”)
  7. shallow affect (superficial emotional responsiveness) (see “Hillary Clinton treated Secret Service like servants”)
  8. callousness and lack of empathy (see “Feminist Hillary Clinton laughed, recalling her defense of man who raped 12-year-old girl”; “Hillary Clinton wore $12,500 Armani jacket to talk about income inequality”; “Hillary hates everyday Americans, says the chairman of her presidential campaign”)
  9. parasitic lifestyle (see “Taxpayers paid $225,756 for Senator Hillary Clinton’s private plane trips”; “Hillary Clinton failed to disclose $400,000 in pricey presents, private jets and vacations gifted to Bill”; “Hillary Clinton vows to limit child care costs despite having her own taxpayer-funded nanny”)
  10. poor behavioral controls (see Hillary Clinton loses it: screams ‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?!’”; “The filthy mouth of Hillary Clinton”; “Hillary Clinton is an alcoholic”)
  11. sexual promiscuity (see “Arkansas State trooper: Bill and Hillary Clinton are swingers”)
  12. early behavior problems (see “Hillary Clinton was fired for lying when she was 27 years old”)
  13. lack of realistic long-term goals (see “New book pins Hillary Clinton’s loss to Trump on her bad decisions and refusal to listen to advice” and “Leaked video shows Hillary, believing in media’s rigged polls, celebrates winning the election” )
  14. impulsivity (See “Hillary Clinton was in a drunken rage on Election night”; “Clinton: Half of Trump’s supporters are a ‘basket of deplorables’”; “Hillary Clinton wanted to stick pins into voodoo dolls of her critics”; “Hillary Clinton’s bitchiest moments caught on tape”; “Ex-Secret Service agent: Jekyll & Hyde personality makes Hillary unfit to be President”)
  15. irresponsibility (see “Hillary Clinton did not have a password on her email account”; “Hillary Clinton’s private server contained information from 5 US spy agencies”; “Bombshell: Hillary’s unsecured emails contained names of CIA spies”; “Hillary Clinton is unfit to be President: Photographic proof she has seizures”; “WaPo says talk of Hillary Clinton’s health is ‘ridiculous’, but 71% of U.S. physicians surveyed say it could disqualify her for POTUS”; “She’s fit to be President! Hillary had to be helped up one step”; “Hillary cackles about having stamina, as her eyes go googledegoo”; “Hillary Clinton’s problems with walking and standing go back to at least 2009”; “Hillary Clinton collapses at 9/11 memorial – mysterious metal piece falls out of her pant leg”; “Hillary has another coughing fit, as 6 other medical doctors raise questions about her health”; “Hillary Clinton needs a stool step to get in & out of her car”)
  16. failure to accept responsibility for own actions (see “Hillary Clinton blames election loss on white people”)
  17. many short-term marital relationships
  18. juvenile delinquency
  19. revocation of conditional release
  20. criminal versatility (see “Destruction of Evidence: Hillary Clinton deleted half of emails from personal account used to conduct business as secretary of state” and “Hillary and Bill Clinton got millions in bribes from foreign ‘entities’ in exchange for State Dept favors”)

When properly completed by a qualified professional, the PCL-R provides a total score that indicates how closely the test subject matches the “perfect” score that a classic or prototypical psychopath would rate. A prototypical psychopath would receive a maximum score of 40, while someone with absolutely no psychopathic traits or tendencies would receive a score of zero. A score of 30 or above qualifies a person for a diagnosis of psychopathy. People with no criminal backgrounds normally score around 5. Many non-psychopathic criminal offenders score around 22.

H/t FOTM‘s bongiornoc

~Eowyn

The secret life of Antifa professor Mike Isaacson: smothering/choking/mummification fetishes

Mike Isaacson is a 29-year-old adjunct professor at CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Mike Isaacson is also a communist, an advocate of violence and an Antifa domestic terrorist who, in a tweet on August 23, 2017, mockingly said it is his “privilege to teach future dead cops”.

For that, John Jay College rightly placed him on “administrative leave,” although it did take the college administration 23 days to do so. See “Antifa professor Mike Isaacson who wants cops dead put on administrative leave“.

It turns out Isaacson wanting cops to be dead is the least of his perversities.

Thanks to a tip from FOTM reader Rycnd77 who pointed us to a 4chan /pol/ thread, we have Isaacson’s self-description on FetLife, a social network for “the BDSM, Fetish and Kinky Community” with 6,176,124 members.

Isaacson describes himself as a “polyamorous” “pansexual” who’s into the following fetishes (I had to look up what some of them mean):

420 [marijuana], acab [all cops are bitches: cops in uniform], anal sex, androgyny, antifa, bashing fascists, black bloc sex parties, breast/nipple play, butt plugs, choking, communism, cunnilingus, face fucking, face sitting/smothering, gender play, multiple orgasms, radical queers, riding crops, seizing the means of production, smothering.

Isaacson says he’s “curious” about the following:

ass worship, calling my subs [submissive] dirty fascist lapdog whores, group sex, mummification, pegging [woman penetrates a man’s anus with a strap-on dildo], predicament bondage, puppy play [doggy-style intercourse], self-bondage, suspension bondage, water boarding.

Below are pictures of himself he posted to FetLife. To call Mike Isaacson severely disturbed is an understatement.

Just think:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice saw fit to hire this debauched creep to teach students who plan careers in law enforcement.

How does Isaacson, at 29 years of age, manage to find the time to pursue this dizzying and revolting panoply of sexual perversities while teaching college? But then, we are told the Devil never sleeps . . . .

Here’s the phone no. of Karol Evans, the president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 212.237.8600

Here’s a petition to fire Mike Isaacson:

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/771/593/218/

~Eowyn

Antifa professor Mike Isaacson who wants cops dead put on administrative leave

Like other universities’ criminal justice program, a main purpose of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY) is to train students for careers in law enforcement.

So it’s especially disturbing that Mike Isaacson, 29, an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice‘s economic department, is a founder of Antifa (Anti Fascists), whom the Obama administration’s DHS and FBI, in an April 2016 confidential joint report, had determined to be domestic terrorists.

In a tweet last year, Isaacson confirms that Antifa are communists, saying that “fascists” are anti-communists, which in turn means that Antifa are pro-communism.

Indeed, as you can see, Antifa’s logo is almost identical to the 1932 flag of the paramilitary wing of the German Communist Party.

More recently, in an August 20, 2017 tweet, Isaacson validated the DHS/FBI’s designation of Antifa as domestic terrorists, nonsensically portraying Antifa as “freedom fighters” who use violence to “protect” nonviolence.

In the video below, one of Isaacson’s female comrades declares “the Left” must undertake “militant mass protests”.

In an interview with Tucker Carlson, flashing his blindingly-white teeth with hair oh-so-artfully covering his left eye, Isaacson states that Alt-Rightists like Richard Spencer don’t have the right of free speech and deserve to have Antifa shut them down.

Worse still, on August 23, Isaacson actually tweeted that he looks forward to his law-enforcement students being future “dead cops”.

New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill tweeted his outrage:

“As a 2x grad there, I know Michael Isaacson’s reprehensible values don’t represent @JohnJayCollege, #NYC, #NYPD or families of murdered cops.”

Last Friday, 23 days after Isaacson’s “dead cops” tweet, John Jay College finally placed Mike Isaacson on administrative leave.

In a statement, John Jay’s president Karol Mason said that she was “shocked” and “appalled” by Isaacson’s words, which are “the antithesis of what John Jay College represents” and pose a danger to the safety of faculty and students. Mason writes:

“While respecting free speech and academic freedom are deeply held values, expressions of hate or intimidation are not welcome in that civil discourse, nor is anything that can be perceived as an incitement to violence.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority. Today, members of the John Jay faculty received threats, and our students expressed concerns for their safety in the classroom. Out of concern for the safety of our students, faculty and staff, we are immediately placing the adjunct on administrative leave as we continue to review this matter.”

Adjunct faculty are non-tenure track temporary hires, which means they can be fired at will. It is highly unlikely that John Jay College will retain Mike Isaacson, whose academic career is effectively kaput — and rightly so.

H/t InfoWars, GiGi and rr.

See also “The secret life of Antifa professor Mike Isaacson: smothering/choking/mummification fetishes” and:

~Eowyn

Are we in hell yet?

This was one of the performances at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors ceremony aired last night: Missy Elliott and her team of insect-eye demons performing a rap “song” called “She’s a Bitch”.

Wikipedia says Missy Elliott (birth name Melissa Arnette Elliott), 46, is female, but “she” sure sounds like a man to me.

~Eowyn