Category: Leftism

UK judge: Knives are like, sharp and pointy

Via Pirates Cove

The UK has already pretty much banned most privately owned firearms, but, they’ve never had anything like a 2nd Amendment (and Britain is rather the reason the U.S. has said Amendment). Now they are working hard on knife control

Judge calls for 10in pointed kitchen knives to be ground down to a rounded end after hearing three serious stabbing cases in last three months

A judge has called for a drastic rethink on the way we use knives in kitchens in a bid to reduce the number of young men dying on our streets because of knife crime.

And he has come up with an idea for a scheme that could be rolled out across the UK where members of the public could take their kitchen knives to be ‘modified’ and the points ground down into rounded ends.

This comes from Judge Nic Madge, who last month jailed Jordon Worth, of Stewartby, Bedfordshire, for seven-and-a-half years after she inflicted a catalogue of injuries on her boyfriend Alex Skeel.

Judge Madge has now come out to say that the use of headline grabbing Rambo knives and samurai swords was relatively rare and it was was the points of ordinary kitchen knives that was causing the soaring loss of life among youngsters.

‘But why we do need 8′ or 10′ kitchen knives with points? Butchers and fishmongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an 8′ or 10′ knife? Rarely, if at all,’ he said.

At the moment police forces hold ‘amnesties’ where bins are placed outside police station and members of the public can get rid of lethal weapons – no questions asked.

Take this as a lesson on how leftism works. They ban guns because “violent crime”. Violent crime does not decrease, rather in the UK it is going up. So, what does the left do, they began “knife control”. This of course will not work, but will the left ever reverse course? No, of course not, to do so would show they grasp the failures of leftism. One day, do not be stunned to see self-defense/martial arts classes banned in the UK.

What? You thought the utter destruction of the Boy Scouts was over?

If so, you just do not understand the Leftism

Now that the Boy Scouts have completely succumbed to the bullying of social engineers by dropping the word “Boy” from their name so as to be more “inclusive,” their motto “Be prepared” has a new meaning. They will pass out condoms at the World Scout Jamboree to be held in West Virginia this summer.

The theme of the jamboree is “Unlock a New World.” This new world is nothing that you would want your kids to be a part of.

An alternative to the defeated Boy Scouts is Trail Life USA. Its Chairman of the Board is Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger, who issued a response:

“The fact that they are requiring that condoms be ‘readily accessible’ and are communicating this to everyone– including youth participants–shows that the BSA is both anticipating and facilitating sexual conduct between minors at this event. These policies are both outrageous and completely irresponsible.”

Another word for Leftism is Progressivism, and boy how it progresses. Sorta like a malignant tumor

A reminder that leftism destroys everything it touches

Ask Evergreen State College

Evergreen State College has become emblematic of academia’s decline as it succumbs to radical moonbattery:

Between 500 and 600 fewer students will attend Evergreen State College next fall than in 2017, according to internal estimates. That means projected full-time enrollment is down as much as 17% from 3,500 last fall.

The moonbattery started to spin out of control when biology prof Bret Weinstein objected to a “Day of Absence,” during which Caucasians were forbidden to come on campus. Educrats effectively sided with the cultural Marxist mob that came after him rather than let police restore order.

Evergreen is explicitly left-wing even by the standards of academia. But too much is too much, even for some moonbats.

Kirsten Shockey of Oregon … and her husband lean left. Their son Jakob attended Evergreen, and they assumed their daughter would, too. But they were alarmed by what she called the “witch hunt” atmosphere and “erosion of free speech” on campus. As decision time approached, Ms. Shockey told [Evergreen President George] Bridges in an email, “we are watching closely.”

They didn’t like what they saw. Ms. Shockey’s daughter crossed Evergreen off her list, following the advice of her brother. “The way identity politics played out looked to us like a university going from a place of learning to a new type of anti-intellectualism,” Ms. Shockey later told me. “Free speech and good discourse was lost—and then good teachers,” she added. “This is about where the alt-left seems to be taking us.”

*AUDIO* Mark Steyn: Syphilis, Transgender Waxing, And Emotional Support Hedgehogs

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And then they came for cheerleaders, and best friends and…………..

Progressives are actually regressive

The Houston Texans aren’t even bothering with the pretense.

On their website is a photo gallery of the finalists from last weekend’s cheerleader tryouts, and visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorites. Are these action shots of the women that highlight their athletic ability or dance skills? Do they include a list of their qualifications?

Of course not. They’re headshots. Sorry, head and chest shots. Close-up ones, at that.

The better to ogle, you know.

Cheerleaders from two NFL teams have filed gender discrimination complaints in the past month, detailing the demeaning ways in which they were treated. Restrictions on what they can and can’t post on social media. Rules that prohibit contact with players, and put the onus on the women to avoid it. Dress codes.

Is it any wonder? The underlying premise of NFL cheerleaders is degrading, presenting women as nothing more than objects to be leered at. With skimpy, suggestive outfits as their “uniform,” their only purpose is to titillate.

Of course may women flock to tryouts, for a myriad of reasons. But this choice is not approved by the left so, it must go. No matter that the vast majority are dancers, who love, wait for it, dancing. No matter that most of these ladies do it and enjoy it. Cheerleading is just wrong because LEFTISM! 

Of course we knew this was coming didn’t we? WE knew the #MeToo movement would eventually be used by the left to push their agenda. The left has been hijacking and bastardizing legitimate issues for decades and decades. Let’s face it, cheerleading is an American tradition, part of our culture, so, it too must go bye bye.

The only question now is when will they target college and high school cheerleading? And after that, what will be next? How about the state controlling friendships? What, that is a bridge too far for even for the left? Think again

None of the students at a Massachusetts preschool have a best friend. And that’s an order.

Pentucket Workshop Preschool’s “best friend” policy is being blasted by a parent who says her daughter got upset after reportedly being told by a teacher she couldn’t use the term because it could make other students feel excluded.

“How do you police a 4-year-old from expressing their feelings?” Christine Hartwell, whose daughter, Julia, attends the Georgetown school, told FOX25 Boston. “It’s outrageous, it’s silly [and] it hurts.

Leftism is evil, leftists are evil. And leftism destroys everything it touches. Never forget that. And those who give in, even a little to this nonsense feed the beast that leftism is. And that beast grows, and grows, and…………..

Senator Warren and her tenuous relationship with the truth

By tenuous I mean non-existent 

But did you know that Pocahontas and two of her comrades once conducted a fake study to prove that exorbitant healthcare bills drive most bankruptcies? And that former President Barack Obama later used her phony study to advocate for Obamacare.

“[W]e must also address the crushing cost of health care. This is a cost that now causes a bankruptcy in America every 30 seconds. By the end of the year, it could cause 1.5 million Americans to lose their homes,” the then-president said during his 2009 address to Congress.

For a guy who kvetches so frequently about the lack of “a common baseline of facts,” you’d think he’d have known better.

As noted by Paul Mirengoff over at PJ Media, Warren’s study contained a plethora of problems, including the fact that it “grossly inflated the number of bankruptcies having a ‘medical cause’ … by including all cases of ‘uncontrolled gambling,’ ‘alcohol or drug addiction,’ and ‘birth/addition of a new family member’ and by including cases where relatively modest medical bills acted in combination with other debts.”

In fairness to Senator Lies A Lot many lies were told by advocates of Obamacare, but she played a special role with her ginned up “study”

Megan McArdle at The Washington Post:

Carlos Dobkin, Amy Finkelstein, Raymond Kluender and Matthew J. Notowidigdo did what’s called an “event study.” Instead of looking at bankruptcies to see how many involved medical bills, they started with the illness, and asked how much more likely people were to declare bankruptcy after they got sick. That’s a much better way to tease out causation than asking whether someone who just went through a financially ruinous divorce also owed his or her dermatologist thousands of dollars.

The answer they came up with will surprise even critics of Warren et al.: The fraction of bankruptcies caused by medical events is just 4 percent. And even among those bankruptcies, it seems that medical bills may be less of a problem than the other things associated with an illness, such as lost labor income.

In other words: Medical bankruptcy probably wasn’t nearly as big a problem as people thought when we were passing our giant new health-care program. And to the extent that it was a problem, Obamacare probably didn’t do much to fix it.

None of this should surprise anyone. Senator Warren is a leftist, leftists do not care one whit about truth or honesty. Leftists do not value such things. All they value is achieving their end goals. Socialized medicine has long been one of their most lofty aims, so, lying to reach it? No biggie to them

This is how we treat brave men now

It is a sad day……..

Two Miramar Police Department SWAT team members were suspended Thursday for trying to help the Broward County Sheriff’s department end the mass shooting that took place at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, but failing to tell their supervisors what was happening.

The two officers, Det. Jeffery Gilbert and Det. Carl Schlosser, are temporarily suspended from duty, the Miami Herald reports, but remain on active duty while the Miramar PD investigates the incident.

According to reports, Gilbert and Schlosser became aware of the Parkland incident while it was happening, abandoned a training exercise, and rushed to the scene, hoping to help neutralize the shooter. But Broward County says they didn’t ask for — and didn’t want — the SWAT officers’ help; they had their own SWAT team on the way, and other departments were sending their own backup.

Wow, maybe these two officers were displaying “toxic masculinity” and it “triggered the wrong person?

Sometimes, all I can do is shake my head, and wonder how foolish people are elevated to positions of power to make such decisions. I am really weary of seeing buffoons lauded as brave and smart while good competent people are looked upon as odd and dangerous