Some more random thoughts and tidbits from last night’s and this morning’s news crawls:
Mind you, in all three cases, I’m belaboring the obvious here. But what the hell.
Food is not art. I’m inclined to agree, seeing as to where it ends up. I’ve eaten some damn fine meals in my day, but really, it’s all just fuel. Back in my days in Uncle Sam’s service, we used to say about particularly useless troops that all they did was “suck up oxygen and turn food into shit.” Well, no matter what the input…
Although most of reason I’m inclined to agree with this is because of the ridiculous celebrity worship of asshole prima donna “chefs.” Fuck those guys.
A Nebraska school district plans to start randomly testing students for nicotine. Fuck off, slavers! And here’s the kicker: In Nebraska, e-cigarettes are legal for users 18 and up, but lawmakers are trying to raise the age to 19. Oh, for crying out loud. More graduated age-of-majority horseshit. More overbearing nanny-state government. And in Nebraska, even. What assholes.
Frankly, what this nation needs is more of actual justice being bestowed upon the left. Stacy McCain tells the tale of Oberlin College getting their just desserts
The jury just rendered its verdict on punitive damages in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case.
Daniel McGraw, our reporter in the courtroom, reports that in addition to the $11.2 million compensatory damages awarded last Friday, the jury awarded a total of $33 million in punitive damages, which will probably be reduced by the court to $22 million because of the state law cap at twice compensatory (it’s not an absolute cap, but probably will apply here). That brings the total damages to $33 million. . . .
The breakdown was:
David Gibson – $17.5 million punitive damages
Allyn W. Gibson — $8.75 million punitive damages
Gibson Bros. Inc. (the Bakery) – $6,973,500 punitive damages.
Legal Insurrection has covered this story from the beginning, and Professor William Jacobson had his say in the Wall Street Journal:
On a different campus on a different day, it is unlikely a simple shoplifting case would have gained much attention. But the incident occurred the day after Donald Trump was elected president, in the wake of which Oberlin students appeared ready to build on the school’s history of left-wing activism to exercise their angst. Thus this otherwise unexciting crime became their cause célèbre. . . .
In this case, Oberlin students and administrators appeared happy to smear a family-run institution in pursuit of a “social justice” agenda. Ignoring the facts, they attempted to destroy a business without concern for the damage they were inflicting on a family and workers in their own community. . . .
For Oberlin, it didn’t have to end this way. At the height of the controversy, the Gibson family says it asked the school to send a letter to students reiterating what had already become clear: The bakery didn’t engage in racial profiling. Administrators refused. Had the college agreed to refute the baseless claims of racism, it is unlikely that the Gibson family would have pursued the matter in court.
The verdict is in, and it regards more than money. The jury held accountable an unhinged progressive activist college that lost concern for the lives of working people in its community.
Now, for those who might not know what caused all of this, check William Jacobson’s reporting on this
Yes, the Outrageously Outraged leftist mob did not wait for facts before launching into their usual campaign of target and destroy. Well, destruction they sought and, in this case the leftist mob got what they deserved, their own asses handed to them. In this case, as in so many others, leftists attack a business, screaming about racism, sexism, etc. They smear, they rage, they protest, they demand justice! Justice, in their minds, of course means ignoring facts and evidence, and instead trying to absolutely destroy the targeted business. Daniel McGraw ads some context, and exposes the irrational hatred that drives the left to engage in such evil
[Gibson’s lead attorney Lee] Plakas closed with a pair of social media send-outs that he thinks the jury should see as indicative of the school being in charge of the entire affair. In August of 2017, when the three shoplifters plead guilty and were put on probation, Toni Myers, Oberlin College’s Multicultural Resource Center Director then, [sent] out a text which said, “After a year, I hope we rain fire and brimstone on that store.”
That year length in question, Plakas said, was the time it would take for the three shoplifters to finish probation and have their criminal record expunged.
He also told the jury that the definition of the “fire and brimstone” that Oberlin College administrators were sharing was two definitions in biblical terms: “torment suffered by sinners in hell” and “punishment that lasts forever.”
His second email mentioned in closing was when Meredith Raimondo sent out one about a college professor’s letter to the editor to the school newspaper on the protests. Roger Copeland, an Oberlin College professor of theater and dance (he is “emeritus” status now) criticized how the school was treating Gibson’s soon after the protests ended.
“F–k him,” Raimondo sent out in an email to the school’s communication’s director. “I’d say unleash the students if I wasn’t convinced this needs to be put behind us.”
Plakas used this now-famed email again. “They can’t say they have no control over their students, how they have free speech and are independent, but they can leash their students on unleash them whenever they want?” he asked the jury.
“When a powerful institution says you are racist, you are doomed.
And, as I stated earlier, sometimes, just sometimes, these leftist jackals reap what they sow, as Stacy McCain puts it
Well, the jury in Lorain County has delivered its own “fire and brimstone,” and smoke is rising from the crater of Oberlin College.
The Other McCain has another “No one could have predicted this” moment
“The Bail Project is an unprecedented effort to combat mass incarceration at the front end of the system,” according to the group’s website. “We pay bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence.”
The Bail Project is comprised of “passionate advocates” known as “Bail Disruptors and Client Advocates…many of whom have experienced the bail system firsthand,” according to the website.
“We believe that paying bail for someone in need is an act of resistance against a system that criminalizes race and poverty and an act of solidarity with local communities and movements for decarceration,” the page read.
Now, say hello to Samuel Scott, beneficiary of this “social justice”:
Compassion over wisdom never works out
Just hours after a nonprofit group posted bail for a man accused of assaulting his wife, the suspect went to the woman’s home and brutally murdered her, according to prosecutors.
Samuel Lee Scott, 54, was arrested for domestic abuse on April 5, after he allegedly beat 54-year-old Marcia Johnson, injuring her cheekbone and ear, the Associated Press reported.
Scott also allegedly told Johnson that the “might as well finished what [he] started since [she] was going to contact the police,” the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office wrote in a probable cause statement.
On April 9, the court granted Johnson’s request for an order of protection, and he was notified that he was prohibited from going to her residence or within 300 feet of her, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Later the same day, the St. Louis Bail Project posted Scott’s $5,000 bail. . . .
Within hours after The Bail Project enabled Scott’s release, he made his way over to Johnson’s home, arriving there at approximately 7:45 p.m., the Associated Press reported.
He proceeded to violently assault her, then left her bloodied body lying inside her home, prosecutors said.
A friend found Johnson at approximately 11 p.m., and rushed her to a hospital.
“[She] was unconscious, had a broken eye socket, several broken ribs, and was bruised from head to toe,” according to court documents.
A family member said that the attack also left Johnson with “brain damage,” KTVI reported.
The battered woman died of the blunt force trauma injuries five days later. . . .
The Bail Project Executive Director Robin Steinberg said the group was “deeply saddened” by Johnson’s murder, but said that they were in no way responsible for what had occurred.
“No one could have predicted this tragedy,” Steinberg claimed, according to the Associated Press.
Yes, this was predictable, and frankly this woman’s death is partially on the hands of these fools who payed his bail in the name of “justice”.
Via Moonbattery comes the latest story of a leftist fool forcing transgenderism on a child
It might seem that a black kid has won the lottery of life after getting adopted by Charlize Theron, a zillionaire actress who lives in Beverly Hills. But would you really want to trade lives with her 7-year-old adopted son Jackson?
For years now, rumours have swirled that Charlize has, in fact, been raising Jackson as a girl.
Photos of the boy wearing skirts and long braided hair served as clues. Now the rumors have been confirmed.
‘Yes, I thought she was a boy, too,’ Charlize agrees, briskly. ‘Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said: “I am not a boy!”
A three-year-old says lots of things. They are three for God’s sake! But, I guess today’s leftists think it is OK to screw with a kids mind in the pursuit of being able to say look at how tolerant and progressive I am.
Perhaps Library Journal was intending to be provocative when they tweeted out a blog post by Sofia Leung, a librarian from “unceded Wampanoag land” (Massachusetts) about how libraries perpetrate whiteness through their collections. The concept is one of critical race theory. Which by the way, it has always been interesting to me that intellectuals and those associated with academia will argue that race doesn’t exist, yet filter their entire world view through the power dynamics of race relations.
More, oh yes, from the Post Millennial
With that in mind, let’s take a look at what Leung had to say about whiteness in libraries: “Library collections continue to promote and proliferate whiteness with their very existence and the fact that they are physically taking up space in our libraries,” says Leung. “They are paid for using money that was usually ill-gotten and at the cost of black and brown lives via the prison industrial complex, the spoils of war, etc.”
“Libraries filled with mostly white collections indicates that we don’t care about what POC [People of Colour] think, we don’t care to hear from POC themselves, we don’t consider POC to be scholars, we don’t think POC are as valuable, knowledgeable, or as important as white people.”
Thesecpeople are demented
Oh yes, the “incitement Card”
Anything to shut Americans up right AOC?
And here is another Congresswoman who loathes natural rights
And yet another. Liz, you need to get get you a
Ah, here we go, the anti-woman, anti-gender agenda
The warped War on Women’s Sports is now a bipartisan issue, thanks to two Republicans — and every House Democrat but one:
Democrats’ Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make “sexual orientation and gender identity” protected characteristics under federal anti-discrimination law. Among other things, the bill would force public schools to expand female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls.
As should be obvious to anyone who is not cognitively disabled or gibberingly mad, females cannot compete with males at sports because of fundamental physical differences inherent to their biology. The lunacy of allowing men to compete as women means that women’s sports are to be sacrificed on the altar of transgenderism. This confirms that women are lower than the belligerently sexually demented on the Cultural Marxist totem pole.
Lies House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY),
“Arguments about transgender athletes participating in sports in accordance with their gender identity having competitive advantages have not been borne out.”
Looks like Nadler has neglected to read Moonbattery.com:
Identity politics, again