Category: Liberal Maladies

But of course when Obama separated kids from families…………..

The Left and their Selective Outrage Syndrome

Since 2008, the United States has had a policy known as the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP), or Lateral Repatriation. This program focuses on detaining male migrants of Mexican descent.

Here’s how it works: Once an immigrant is caught attempting to cross the border without documentation, they are detained, flown or bused across the United States and then shown the exit at another segment of the U.S.-Mexico border–thousands of miles from their original point of entry.

The Los Angeles Times described a typical use of Lateral Repatriation in a story about Luis Montes. The Times noted:

Montes was put on a plane, flown halfway across the country and bused to the California-Mexico border. At 2 a.m. Tuesday, U.S. border authorities took off his handcuffs and escorted him to a gate leading to the desert city of Mexicali. Montes was back in Mexico, but about 1,200 miles away from where he started.

And, yes, families were separated

Sparingly used upon inception, the Obama administration drastically increased the use of ATEP in  2011, responding to a perceived increase in attempts at immigration into the United States by Mexican nationals.

But immigrants’ rights activists had long cautioned that Lateral Repatriation breaks up families. The reason is fairly simple: many male Mexican nationals who are detained trying to cross the border often come with their families in tow. When ATEP is used, the men are captured and taken thousands of miles away, while their wives, partners and children are placed in immigrant detention centers.

And where was the outrage back then? More to the point, if this so horrifies Democrats, then why has such a law been in place for so long, and why aren’t they willing to fix it now? Could it be that they prefer using this as a political tool to actually addressing the problem?

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Simpsons creator pushes back against fake outrage

Good for him

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has spoken out about the current controversy surrounding one of his animated show’s characters, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, and claims that Springfield’s resident Kwik-E-Mart owner is a stereotype of South Asian immigrants.

When asked about the tumult during an interview last week with USA Today, Groening said, “I’m proud of what we do on the show. And I think it’s a time in our culture where people love to pretend they’re offended.”

The character of Apu was at the center of comedian Hari Kondabolu’s truTV documentary, The Problem With Apu, which sparked the debate. Voiced by Hank Azaria since his first appearance in the eighth episode of season one, Apu was criticized for being portrayed by a white actor and featuring a stereotypical Indian accent.

The Fox show responded to the doc in a recent episode with Lisa Simpson looking at a picture of Apu and saying, “Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?”

That response sparked its own backlash, with Kondabolu tweeting, “Wow. ‘Politically Incorrect?’ That’s the takeaway from my movie & the discussion it sparked? Man, I really loved this show. This is sad.”

Comedy is now in the crosshairs of the left, make no mistake. Every skit, every bit of parody must now be examined and any hint of “insensitivity” must be removed apparently, lest we offend the malcontents. The odd thing here is that the whiner who started this “controversy” is, himself a comic. How long until he crosses someone’s imaginary line of sensitivity?

Racial/Gender Obsession Syndromes strike again

Oh no, no, Gayle King of  CBS News is triggered! She feels, excluded

CBS host Gayle King, pointing to a photo of President Donald Trump and Republican Party leaders taken Wednesday night at the White House, told outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan she felt “very excluded” because they were only white males in the photo.

“When I look at that picture, Mr. Speaker, I have to say, I don’t see anybody who looks like me, in terms of color or gender,” King said, emulating the analogy made popular by former President Barack Obama.

“You were one of the main people that said you wanted to do more for the Republican Party—you wanted to expand the base,” King reminded Ryan. “When I look at that picture, I have to say, I don’t feel very celebratory. I feel very excluded.”

Quick, someone pass me some tissues, this is soooooo sad. Not not sad that King feels “excluded”, sad because she is so hung up on skin color and gender

“I don’t like the fact that you feel that way,” he said. “And we need more minorities, more women in our party, and I’ve been focusing on that kind of recruitment.”

What a missed opportunity for Speaker Ryan. Here is what he should have said

“I am sorry that you base your feelings so heavily on your race and gender. I see you as an individual, not as a member of a group. The fact is skin color and gender do not define people. Their values, principles, and personalities do. I think you should join the vast majority of Americans who are well past caring about their “identities” and are above pigeonholing people based on those identities as if everyone’s thinking must conform to fit that “identity”! God made each of us unique, and I celebrate that. I also celebrate the diversity of thought and ideology that has nothing to do with the identity-obsession the left constantly pushes.”

But, of course he missed the opportunity to say something meaningful and opted for political speak. Very sad.

Someone ought to interrupt Gayle King’s pity party long enough to show her this

Illinois governor contracts Racial Obsession Syndrome cows hardest hit

Ah yes, this is how far we have devolved

Good Freaking Grief. Wanna know why we are so screwed up? Morons like this

The Illinois governor took a big gulp of chocolate milk to demonstrate his love of diversity during a Thursday Black History Month event in Chicago.

Hyatt Hotels diversity and inclusion executive Tyronne Stoudemire poured some chocolate syrup into a glass of milk to show the importance of inclusion and diversity in a company, reports the Chicago Tribune. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner agreed to drink the chocolate milk, saying he’d be “proud to.” Taking a big sip, Rauner flashed the crowd a thumbs up and said “It’s really, really good! Diversity!”

We are living in the Age of Stupidity folks

Jeep ad causing Offendeditis outbreak

We are becoming a snowflake nation

The head of one of the nation’s largest fish conservation groups says Fiat Chrysler’s Super Bowl ads “glorified” the destruction of aquatic habitat in an apparent attempt to appeal to off-road thrill-seekers.

It’s the second time ads by the automaker have drawn complaints since the Feb. 4 game.

Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood said Wednesday that one ad gave the impression a Jeep Cherokee was splashing down the middle of a wild streambed.

Fiat Chrysler is defending the ads but says there are no plans to run them again. It says the spot with the Cherokee was shot on a flooded county road and another with a Jeep Wrangler was filmed in a man-made lake with a man-made waterfall on private land.

Wood said many of his group’s 300,000 members and supporters own Jeeps, but the images were upsetting.

“Fish are tough and resilient critters, but they don’t do well with several-thousand-pound vehicles driving over their spawning grounds, tearing up the gravel where they lay eggs,” he said. “Why someone would want to put out the idea that you should buy a Jeep so you could drive it up a creek is incomprehensible to me.”

Good Freaking Grief. This is a commercial, get over it. But if you have noticed, Superbowl ads, which used to be a highlight, have become so sanitized and, frankly boring. Everyone is so ready to be offended and outraged. And companies are so afraid of offending someone. Very sad to see 

You would think an Olympic athlete would be above whining

William Teach lays into Shani Davis, a phenomenal athlete, and, at least in this case a whiny little bitch

The other day, we learned that U.S. Olympic contender Shani Davis pretty much stated that losing a coin toss for the right to lead the U.S. delegation in the Olympics opening ceremonies. What happened during the opening ceremonies? (via Twitchy)

The only “controversy” is Davis acting like a petulant child. Like a poor sport. One of the reasons I love baseball and the NHL is that they won’t tolerate poor sportsmanship on the playing surface. Hit a home run and pose? Get ready for a pitch behind your head. Showboat on the ice? Expect to get run, and possibly have to fight.

Again, shouldn’t an athlete who has obviously worked incredibly hard to be so elite be above this? Come on man!