Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Importing fun new cultures

Looks like we better just get used to stories like this:

A Morganton man will spend 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl Monday.

Pasqual Mendez, 24, was given an active prison term of 12 to 19 years. He is also required to register as a sex offender for a period of 30 years.

Officers initially responded to a call in May 2016 in regards to an assault. The victim was found crying in the back yard and told officers the defendant hit her and shoved her down because she didn't cook dinner.

Mendez allegedly told officers he and the girl were married and that he had purchased the teen from Guatemala six months earlier.

After further investigation, the victim told officials that her mother and Mendez had set up the relationship. She said she met him for the first time when she arrived at the Charlotte airport.
There's only one possible course of action here - we have to amend our xenophobic, Western-normative laws to allow Guatemalans the right to continue their, um, vibrant sexual traditions here. Insisting on our traditional standards is the height of arrogance. After all, we've already ditched our laws on incest to accommodate Third-World customs. Might as well change the age of consent as well.

Aggressive Solicitors

They've found yet another way to make money from "white privilege." From WCNC:

Door-to-door salespeople are nothing new.

But police say a disturbing trend is starting to show up with what can only be described as aggressive solicitors.

“Someone knocked at the door,” said the woman, who asked to not be identified.

This 63-year-old south Charlotte woman couldn’t believe what happened next. It was far from a friendly sales pitch.

“He started screaming and yelling about me being an ‘F-ing’ racist white [expletive]," she said. “Just went off like a crazy person.”

She was targeted by what police are calling solicitation by intimidation. CMPD says there’s been an uptick in reports of salespeople going door-to-door acting aggressively.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Amid Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Ruins, a New Push for Statehood

This little "prize" the then-young DC Empire stole from Spain in 1898 has mutated into an economic millstone. It's bankrupt, with $123 billion in debt and pension obligations. And we're already propping up this money pit. The Social Security Administation reports that nine of the top 10 zip codes for workers receiving disability benefits are in Puerto Rico. So there's only one thing for Puerto Ricans to do - let US taxpayers bail them out as a member of the DC Empire! Yes, Puerto Rican statehood will solve all their problems - by letting US taxpayers shovel even more money to them. Of course, they'll peddle this sham behind flowery language about "the American dream" and similar pretty lies. They already have a quote from Abe Lincoln, the Great Consolidator, on their capitol.

Bastiat was right: "The State is the great fiction through which everyone endeavours to live at the expense of everyone else." So why shouldn't Puerto Rico have a full place at the trough? We're edging closer to $14 trillion in debt. What's a few trillion more?

Friday, May 12, 2017

Watch the cry-bully have a meltdown

Then she lied about being assaulted. Typical virtue-signaler:

I wonder what it's like to have nothing in your head but politically correct slogans? George Orwell would recognize this creature for what it is.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Quiet Wave of School District Secessions

This is the trickle from the cracks in the dam just before it collapses and bursts. From US News & World Reports:

When a judge ruled last week that the predominantly white Alabama city of Gardendale can secede from the majority black Jefferson County to form its own school district, the decision paved the way for the eighth such secession of wealthier and whiter municipalities in the state since 2000.

The judge’s ruling, which acknowledged that "race was a motivating factor" behind the effort despite its backers insistence they simply wanted more local control, garnered national attention because of a standing desegregation order the county has been under since 1965.

But dozens of school districts have similarly broken away from bigger ones – at least 36 since 2000, according to EdBuild, a nonprofit that focuses on education funding and inequality – moves that went largely undetected. In almost all cases, the communities involved were less diverse and had higher property values than those they left behind, compounding socioeconomic inequalities that plague public schools.
Secession movements are rising spontaneously all over the US, out of school districts, cities, counties, States, and even from the US itself. True, some fizzle out, but there are several more that pop up after one loses momentum. The point is that the "S" word is now mainstream, and taking hold in more places. A little bit here, a little bit there, and the next thing you know, the bloated megastate is no more. Here's a salute to the 21st century, the century of small government and peace, and a good-bye to the 20th, the century of big government and perpetual war.

Friday, May 5, 2017

An Answer to Trump: Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?

Interesting perspective from Ivan Eland, who doesn't have a dog in the fight:

Of course, the standard nationalistic historical narrative in American school textbooks enshrines Abraham Lincoln as a demi-god who saved the union and freed the slaves. Any questioning of this equally questionable version of history leads to suspicions of Confederate flag-waving sympathies or even racism. As a descendent of Quakers from a blue Northern state (both in 1861 and oftentimes now), my criticism of Lincoln comes from the other direction.

Was the worst war in American history – which killed 750,000 troops on both sides, including 40,000 African American soldiers, and 100,000 civilians – really worth it to give slaves only nominal freedom and another century of heavy oppression at the hands of bitter Southern whites?
Also, check out the lively discussion!

What does science say about sex differences?

This video segment is from Bill Nye's science show, which aired in 1996. It explains the role of chromosomes in determining a baby's sex:

However, Bill Nye's new and enlightened show claims that individual choice is what makes one a boy, a girl, or something in between. Sex, which is now conflated with "gender," is now understood as a social construct that can be reconstructed at will. Genetics has NOTHING to do with a person's basic identity, so one's sex, race, or even species can be changed any time. Just close your eyes and make a wish.

Ah, brave new world!

Monday, May 1, 2017

ACLU gets it wrong -- again

The ACLU demands an investigation into the death by legal injection of Kenneth Williams. Witnesses say Williams "lurched and jerked" several minutes after the injection.

Sure, conduct your investigation. That won't change the reason the State of Arkansas condemned him to death. Here's what Kenneth Williams did:

He killed a college cheerleader after abducting her and a friend and forcing them to withdraw money from an ATM. He shot BOTH of them afterward, but the other survived. He escaped prison while serving life for that murder and killed another person, stealing his truck. While fleeing police during a high speed chase, Mr. Williams struck another vehicle, killing the driver before being recaptured. Three innocent people died as a direct result of this guy's actions, and he had attempted to kill a fourth. Can anybody tell me why he didn't deserve exactly what he got, even if it was uncomfortable for him? Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Amen to that.