Tuesday, June 25, 2019

South Dakota Snowflakes Triggered by parade float featuring Obama and Hillary figures in a cage.

Oh those poor, dainty, fragile Triggered Snowflakes.

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[Jeff Damer, the creator of the controversial float, said], ""I just wanted to put it out there, it was just my view that I feel that they should be charged, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton[.]"

Damer's float has stirred up a lot of talk on social media. Highmore Mayor Vikki Day says city officials have received a lot of messages from people who think she shouldn't have allowed the float.

"My stance, and the city's stance is that every person has a right to the first amendment, to express his or her speech, and the expressions of it, we do not regulate that," said Day.
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South Dakota blogger Kevin Woster, who thinks the float came off very offensive.

"Well when I saw that, to me it was objectionable," said Kevin Woster, opponent of Damer's float.
Good for Mayor Vikki Day!

And now for sad, miserable, easily-Triggered Snowflake  Kevin Woster:

Kevin Woster, Snowflake. Or Sand in his vagina? (NSFW)

Kevin Woster imagines "threats" everywhere. Read the link at South Dakota War College: "RCJ's Kevin woster [sic] threatened wih [sic] assault by Katus supporter at Adelstein announcement".

Spelling and capitalization aside, that post title or headline has to be one of the worst I've ever seen, structured grammatically as poorly as possible, conveying nothing. "By PP." Congrats! It either took a lot of thought, or none.

"A tale of weirdness," related by Kevin Woster. Uh-huh. What colors were the unicorns and the mermaids, Kevin? Kevin Woster...sufferer of Pussyextremititis. Here, Kev, you and your fellow Soth dkotans help yourself to as many as needed:


Now, about that name, the South Dakota War College. That's a very hurtful, oppressive and insensitive name. It needs to be changed. Maybe, Peace College? Doesn't that name just give everyone the moisties?

Yuma Border Patrol agents arrest deported child molester Juan Rojas-Rodriguez.

Juan Rojas-Rodriguez

YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a deported child molester who entered the U.S. with family units on Wednesday evening.

Yuma station agents near the Colorado River apprehended a group of six migrants near County 23rd Street and the Salinity Canal around 10:45 p.m.

CBP says previously deported Mexican national 41-year-old Juan Rojas-Rodriguez was convicted of sex with a minor under 14-years-old in California back 1996.

Officials say Rojas-Rodriguez was deported in 2008 after being located at the Lompoc Federal Correction Institution in California.

CBP says "Rojas-Rodriguez is charged with re-entry as a previously deported aggravated felon."

The other migrants are being processed for immigration violations.
More at KMYAYuma Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported child molester.

Monday, June 24, 2019

God is gay; Swarthmore College course.

Image: RT

Another liberal institution is challenging an age-old dogma – this time on hallowed religious ground – with radical new ideas. This would not be worrisome if dissenting voices were invited, but that is not the case.

Hell hath no fury than a liberal scorned, and if Swarthmore College, situated on a lush, tree-lined campus in the state of Pennsylvania, teaches that God might be experiencing some doubt over his (her?) sexual identity then who are we mere mortals to doubt it? Perhaps the liberal college might even consider extending an invitation to God the Almighty, who micromanaged the Creation in just seven days, to enroll in this course, which promises to “stretch the limits of gendering, and sexing, the divine.”
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...with ultra-liberal classes like the one being offered by Professor Gwynn Kessler, entitled ‘Queering God: Feminist and Queer Theology,’ religious doctrine threatens to be turned on its head to such a degree that what is left bears no resemblance to Christian teachings.
Swarthmore course description:


 Who is Gwen Kessler?
From Campus Reform:
[Professor Gwynn Kessler] is an associate professor of religion at Swarthmore College. She received her Ph.D. in Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary and has taught at various universities in the U.S., including the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Florida. Kessler has taught many different courses, some of which are on Jewish History, Judaism and Gender, Judaism and Ecology, Feminist Theology, and Religion and Gender. In her university bio, it says that her work fits the categories of “postmodern, feminist, and queer theoretical approaches.

Campus Reform reached out to Kessler for comments regarding her course but received no response in time for publication.
Swarthmore seems to create its own problems and craves attention:

...campus publications Voices and The Phoenix released anonymously leaked internal documents from Phi Psi, dating from 2010 to 2016.

The trove of files included minutes, detailing graphic sexual encounters with female students, lists of fraternity hazing challenges, and intimate videos and photographs of women that appear to have been taken without their consent. (In most instances, the papers report, the women have their backs to the camera.) One entry refers to an alleged "rape tunnel" and a "rape attic" in one of the fraternity headquarters.
Is there any question why so many college graduates have no marketable and appreciable real-world job qualifications? There are so many employment opportunities that hinge on God's gender and sexual orientation as opposed to asking a prospective employee, "can you create Pivot Tables?"

And DEM presidential candidates want to forgive student loan debt? For students majoring in courses like the above, the amount they owe should be doubled.

BOB O'Rourke proposes 'war tax' on wealthy U.S. families without military members.

BOB O'Rourke rally with supporters.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Monday proposed taxing affluent American families who do not have members in the U.S. military as a way to fund healthcare for veterans.

The former congressman from Texas unveiled a plan for military veterans that includes a “war tax,” in which taxpayers who earn over $200,000 a year would pay $1,000 in a new tax for each war embarked on by the United States.

O’Rourke, who did not serve in the military but sat on the House of Representatives Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs committees, said the tax would be levied on households without current members of the U.S. military or military veterans. He did not specify what types of war, or the scale and origins of the wars, on which the tax would be levied.
Of course he didn't explain or provide details on his plan. He's nothing more than a walking, talking glob of platitudes - the same as every other DEM.

Maybe BOB can voluntarily contribute a retroactive "war tax" for his lack of military service, considering his vast wealth of White Privilege lifestyle.

China develops gun chip technology; achieves pinpoint location of firearms.

Image: NZ Herald

China has developed a satellite positioning chip to pinpoint the location of firearms and trigger an alert when guns are taken out of designated areas, according to a Chinese hi-tech firm.

Beijing Bailineng Technology, the developer of the technology, said in Beijing that the chips used China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System to send real-time location data back to a control centre.

Authorised handlers of the weapons would also be issued with BeiDou watches to send alerts if they are separated from their firearm, with the aim of stopping the weapons falling into the hands of criminals.

"At the moment the accuracy of positioning is about 3 metres," (9' 10" - DD), Ge Chunsheng, a company spokesman, said
[.]
 "The chips are built in inside, can't be seen from the outside and very difficult to remove ... without damaging the gun."

China's BeiDou satellite navigation system breaks underwater barriers, naval shipbuilder says Ge said the chips were too big for pistols at the moment and could only be fitted in bigger weapons.

But the system was already in use in various People's Liberation Army units in Beijing and Nanjing, he said.
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China has strict gun control regulations banning civilians from owning firearms. Only the military, police and some specific personnel such as armed transport crews can legally possess firearms.

Previous gun-tracking systems relied on the US-owned and operated Global Positioning System (GPS).
3 meters..."pinpoint" location? Anyone?

Sunday, June 23, 2019

George Takei is Jewish?

This...I did not know:


At Yahoo Entertainment (News...):
Actor George Takei is backing U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s controversial comment likening the detainment of immigrants at facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border to “concentration camps.”
From the same guy who said this:

Ravelry, knitting and crochet site, bans Trump, Trump supporters and White Supremacy.

Apparently knitters and crocheters are a feisty community.


Ravelry, a self-described "free site for knitters and crocheters" has banned support of President Donald Trump, his supporters, Trump-related material, knitting and crocheting, and White Supremacy.


Per Ravelry's website, their new policy:
New Policy: Do Not Post In Support of Trump or his Administration

Sunday, June 23rd 2019

We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry.

This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content. Note that your project data will never be deleted. We will never delete your Ravelry project data for any reason and if a project needs to be removed from the site, we will make sure that you have access to your data. If you are permanently banned from Ravelry, you will still be able to access any patterns that you purchased. Also, we will make sure that you receive a copy of your data.

We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy.
Grammas and Great-Aunts can no longer knit or crochet MAGA booties and caps, or cat doilies, and share them on Ravelry. This must be a devastating blow to the craft. Watch for a plunge in the yarn and fiber commodities.

Just one question for Ravelry: Prior to their announcement today, they supported White Supremacy?

Hot air balloon crash-lands at Missouri festival, injuring one. (David Hogg survived).

Kansas City Fox News: Hot air balloon crash-lands into a crowd at a Missouri festival, injuring one.
Festivities at a hot air balloon festival in Missouri abruptly turned into fright as one of the balloons botched its landing and crashed into crowd of spectators.

A young girl suffered minor injuries after the balloon crashed through some tree limbs and struck spectators at the Hannibal Bicentennial Celebration on Saturday evening.

An “experienced balloonist” was attempting to land when the hot air balloon grazed a tree, tipping the basket, the event committee told CNN affiliate KHQA.

“Thankfully, there were no serious injuries, and the event continued,” the committee said in a statement.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Jacinda Ardern made a cake! New Zeland's PM cake for child's first birthday.

Newshub: Jacinda Ardern shows off the cake she made for Neve's first birthday.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has unveiled the cake she made for the first birthday of her daughter, Neve.

On Friday evening, Ardern posted on Instagram an image of the NZ Women's Weekly Kids' Party Cakes book, asking for luck before she tried to "magic up a passable cake for the big first birthday".
Which one did she make?


Jacinda Ardern's cake on Instagram.

I thought she was packin'? NSFW language:

I've been waiting for this.


And no pen or pencil.

Michigan resident Richard Zelasko wins $80 Million lottery. HAS TO give half the winnings to ex-wife.


A man who won $80m playing the lottery while going through divorce proceedings will be required to give half his winnings to his ex-wife, a court has ruled.

Richard Anthony Zelasko, 50, has been told he must split the money with his estranged wife Mary Elizabeth, 48, after an arbitrator deemed the winnings part of the “marital estate”.

The couple, from Pontiac, Michigan, were married from 2004 until September 2011, at which point Elizabeth filed for divorce, according to court documents.

Two years later, Zelasko won an $80m Mega Millions lottery jackpot, which amounted to $38m after taxes and deductions.

Despite being separated at the time the ticket was purchased, the arbitrator deemed the winnings should be shared jointly because “that was probably not the first lottery ticket that defendant purchased during the marriage, and ‘as losses throughout the marriage were incurred jointly, so should winnings be shared jointly’”.

According to court documents, Elizabeth earned between $100,000 and $120,000 annually while Zelasko earned $36,000 annually during their marriage.
Ya think Elizabeth is hearing from her old boyfriends, telling her, "they really liked her a lot and never got over her,"? I'm sure she's lovely...anyone have her phone number?

Friday, June 21, 2019

White Supremacy Pride Skittles.


Skittles believes that only one rainbow matters during Pride, so for the first time in Canada, the brand is giving up its rainbow by removing the colours from its packaging and candies[.]

Leon Panetta missing; APB issued by New York’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

Wax figure Leon Panetta missing from Madame Tussauds.

An APB and a Silver Alert were issued by New York's Madame Tussauds Wax Museum for their wax figure of Democrat Deep State Loyalist Leon Panetta.

"A staff member noticed the Panetta wax figure was missing late Thursday night," said Busta Moove, Curator of the museum's political wax, lifelike models.

A figure resembling the Panetta wax replica was allegedly spotted on Friday's NBC Today program, but this is unconfirmed.

"The red clown nose usually worn by the Panetta wax sculpture was found on the floor where it is usually displayed, so his appearance may look a little different. Our main concern is about further melting of this piece of pseudo-contemporary art," said Moove, "and it answers and responds to the name Honk Honk."

Anyone with information on the missing Panetta wax figure is asked to contact the authorities.

Gun owners 'very annoyed' by New Zealand's buyback plans.

Newshub: Why some gun owners feel 'very annoyed' by buyback plans.
Some gun owners feel let down by the Government's buyback plans after it was confirmed they won't get what they paid for them.

The Government has released its buyback price list, and as revealed by Newshub on Wednesday night, owners will not be paid the full retail price of their firearms.
[.]
[Competitive shooter Kyle Scott] has a Colt AR-22, a semi-automatic, which retails for about $1800. But the Government's market value for it is only $600.

And because the gun is used, Scott will only get $420 for it - not even a quarter of what he paid.
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Licensed gun owners will be given a valuation on the spot by police-trained valuers. Newshub understands the aim is to get cash into bank accounts within 10 working days.

You can appeal the valuations, but it'll cost you at least $120.
RNZ You Tube

Is You Tube planning to hide its Comment section?

Slashgear: YouTube may be planning to hide the comment section by default.
YouTube is testing a feature that makes [its comment section] avoidance easier.
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YouTube is testing a feature on Android that hides the comment section by default. Rather than having comments readily available by scrolling down, they’re now hidden behind a new ‘Comments’ section in the menu directly beneath the video that is currently playing.

A prompt in the app warns users that ‘comments have been moved,’ advising them to tap on the new menu section to open the comments. Scrolling down only reveals additional recommended videos; tapping ‘Comments’ pulls up the expected comment section.
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It’s unclear why YouTube has decided to test this new design, which appeared for users in India.
 Kommentare, Der Kommissar?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau displays energy conservation during visit to White House.

AFP via Yahoo: Trump, Trudeau mend fences at White House meeting.
President Donald Trump hosted his Canadian counterpart Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday to mend fences after last year's diplomatic meltdown and to push the still un-ratified North American free trade deal.
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"With over $2 billion of cross border trade every single day, we can't overstate how important free trade is to the Canada-US relationship," Trudeau told reporters after the meeting.
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Trudeau, who faces his own federal elections in October, clashed repeatedly with Trump last year, with the two countries briefly engaging in a trade war over steel and aluminum.


None of the images were pho-shopped. All four found on an image search. All I added was the cartoon bubble. How does Trudeau do that?

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dog dials 911 using phone as chew toy.

KMSP Fox 9: Dog calls 911 using phone as chew toy.
A dog chewing on a phone accidentally called 911 Wednesday, sending police officers to his house in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Two officers were sent to a house on Edgewood Avenue to investigate a hang up call to 911, the St. Louis Park Police Department said in a Facebook post. When they arrived, they found a very good boy named Jack and his new favorite chew toy.

Phones make fer the best Chewin'. They're irresistible.

Milk, in reusable glass bottles? Delivered to...homes?

Eco-Friendly, too? How didn't anyone think of this before?

BBC: More demand for deliveries of milk in glass bottles.
Luckett's Dairy, in Coventry, says its delivery business is rocketing, with new customers wanting to cut down on plastic waste by having re-usable glass bottles delivered.
Hit the BBC link, watch the video.

No Riders!

SCOTUS rules Bladensburg Cross stays; decicion 7 to 2.

SCOTUS decision 7 to 2 !  Not even close.

NY Daily News: Supreme Court rules giant cross can remain on public land.
A controversial concrete cross honoring fallen soldiers can remain on public land in suburban Washington, the Supreme Court ruled Thurs`day.

In a 7 to 2 decision, the justices reversed a lower court ruling that found the giant cross standing 40-feet tall at a traffic intersection in Bladensburg, Md., was an unconstitutional religious endorsement.
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The decision was a final rebuke of the 2014 lawsuit filed by the American Humanist Association that argued the cross’ presence on public land, and the tax dollars used to maintain it, amounted to an unconstitutional endorsement of a single faith.

The group, based in Washington, sued along with local resident Steven Lowe, who lived 4 miles away from the cross and passed it about once a month.
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...the lawsuit said. “As a non-Christian, Mr. Lowe is personally offended and feels excluded by this governmental message."
The American Humanist Association?  Who Dis?

And Who Dey? Dey be Dis fine group of folks.

Didn't search out Steven Lowe. Don't care. Tired of antics like this. "Mr. Lowe was personally offended." You see, he's never felt "excluded". Ever. Oh. Dat's. So. Sad. We can all agree on one thing, never in history has someone suffered such a degree of inhumane injustice and indignity. Never. Mr. Lowe is a martyr. Goodspeed, Mr. Lowe. Godspeed. Enjoy your monthly drive-by.

May this short clip offer all The Libs indulging in a Self-Pity party over today's decision, and whose hearts are crushed, some comfort (NSFW-language):


The Cross:


Above: The Peace Cross, Bladensburg, Md. Below, the nameplate

Pedo Tackled At Press Conference

A Twitter Social Media video shows a quick-thinking police sergeant tackled a man who had allegedly made suggestive comments to a young woman nearby - during a press conference. Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards was speaking to reporters outside a police station on the Sunshine Coast in Australia when a man in a red hooded jumper appeared behind him, being chased by another man yelling 'you better get running, run, run, run!'. The top cop stopped mid-sentence and tackled the runner to the ground, right in front of the rolling news camera. Kevin Scells, who was pursuing the man, alleged the runner had made inappropriate comments to his 19-year-old daughter Charlotte.

Via 9News - Probably NSFW (language):

Kid Tells Teacher, "STFU."

Age notwithstanding, who hasn't wanted to say this to someone else?

Advisory: NSFW - language.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

School board votes to change the name of Linwood-Monroe Arts Plus. Drops Monroe.

KSTP: School board votes to change the name of St. Paul school.
At its Tuesday night meeting, the St. Paul School Board voted to change the name of Linwood-Monroe Arts Plus.

The change came after a community group raised concerns with the legacy of the school's namesake, President James Monroe.

The fifth U.S. President, Monroe, as with other earlier leaders in the county, was known for owning slaves.
No alternative or substitute Monroe at all.

New Zealand Second-Most Peaceful Country. USA ranks "low".

Newshub: Despite Christchurch attacks, New Zealand second most peaceful country.
New Zealand is the second most peaceful country in the world, according to the 2019 Global Peace Index.

The Global Peace Index is developed by the Institute of Economics and Peace, a not-for-profit think tank "dedicated to shifting the world's focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human wellbeing and progress".
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The United States was 128th on the list, down four over the last year. Its peacefulness was ranked "low".

"Confidence in US leadership has fallen more than confidence in Russian, Chinese and German leadership in the past five years, with people on average now having more confidence in Chinese leadership than the US," the report says.

Australia was down one from 12 to 13.
Canada ranks #6.

All countries, including Somalia, Ranked here.

 Terrance: We're the sixth-most peaceful country, Phillip. Ho' 'boot that?
Phillip: Fuck off, Terrance.

Coleman Hughes, Quilette columnist, heckled and booed at reparations hearing chaired by DEM Rep. Steve "KFC" Cohen.

The Blaze: Coleman Hughes booed in DEM Steve "KFC" Cohen hearing.
...things turned chaotic after a columnist for Quilette, who has written for National Review and Spectator, and who is African American, spoke in opposition to reparations.

His dissent was not well-received. In fact, the chair had to gavel for order.
Because Mr. Hughes' statement didn't fit The Narrative and wasn't what Cohen wanted to hear, Little Stevie "KFC" couldn't resist a snide quip.

Shortened clip below. Full version here (6 mins).

BYOKFC...


Background: Adventures with Steve "KFC" Cohen.

Sea Lions never Liked Us. 13-year old girl attacked.


In what a fish and wildlife official called an extremely rare attack, a sea lion came out of nowhere and bit a 13-year-old girl above her right knee as she jumped around in the surf on a California beach.

The unprovoked attack on Megan Pagnini occurred Friday evening in Pismo Beach[.]
Investigating authorities are reassuring the public that there is no reason to believe this is an act of terrorism.

We're all happy she wasn't seriously or permanently injured.

Illinois State Sen. DEM Julie Morrison, will confiscate your guns. SB107.

Illinois DEM State Senator Julie Morrison, the face and attitude of arrogance and imperialism.

Illinois State Sen. Julie Morrison (D) taunted a concerned gun owner during a town hall by telling him she might forgo fining him and simply confiscate his firearms.
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The concerned gun owner pointed to SB107 and said the purpose of it was “to take away [his] semiautomatic firearms.”

Morrison then interjected that the purpose was not to take them, but to prevent any future sales.
[.]
The gun owner then asked, “If I get to keep it–if I pay a fine and register it–then, how dangerous is it in the first place and why do you need to ban it all?”

People in attendance applauded the gun owner’s point and once applause died Morrison said, “Well, you just maybe changed my mind. Maybe we won’t have a fine at all, maybe it’ll just be a confiscation and we won’t have to worry about paying the fine.”
You Tube: Illinois State Rifle Association

Read more here. And here. Read more about SB107 at The Telegraph:
Owners of existing weapons would be allowed to keep them but the weapons would have to be registered, and the bill would be severely limited in who they could be transferred to. Failure to register would be a felony.

Other bills would, among other things, require Firearm Owner’s Identification Card applicants to provide a list of their social media accounts to the Illinois State Police, revoke FOID cards for those reporting losses or thefts of firearms in three separate incidents within a two-year period, and place restrictions on ammunition.
Morrison - in EPIC FAILURE MODE - attempts to make an analogy between her idea of post-registration of an already, legally purchased gun to annual car license (tab) registration. As pointed out to her, one of those items is a Constitutional Right, the other is a privilege

Morrison's smarmy and disrespectful reply is Classic Fascism. I wonder if she's a vegetarian, virulently anti-tobacco, a teetotaler and a failed painter, like that other historic gun-grabber from history?

BTW, what is that around her neck?

Artist Sean Connaughty blames Pepsi, Coca-Cola, McDonalds and the Mars Corporation for Lake Hiawatha litter.

Minneapolis "(F)artist" Sean Connaughty

A Minneapolis man wants to send a strong message [Ohhh! Shssssh! We ALL must listen to this strongly sent message - DD.]  about the pollution problem at Lake Hiawatha, and he says multiple groups are to blame.

"I think we're all wrestling with how to address this problem," said Sean Connaughty, the primary artist for this project.

For the last 5 years, Connaughty has tried to solve the pollution problem on Lake Hiawatha.

This year, he and some volunteers removed 350 pounds of trash from the lake.

"The trash is coming from us in our community," Connaughty said.

After sorting through it, he decided to build pieces of art to show the public where the garbage is coming from. The top four companies are Pepsi, Coca-Cola, McDonalds and the Mars Corporation.

"I would love for them to step up and to contribute funding to treat the storm water for Lake Hiawatha," Connaughty said
.

Above: Sean Connaughty's garbage art.


All the litter must be from Republicans, Libertarians and Conservatives.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

William Davis, DEM Deputy Communications Director calls USS Minneapolis-St. Paul Navy ship, "murder boat."


USSA News: Minnesota Democrat Party Deputy Communication Director William Davis [] caused outrage on social media this time by attacking the US Navy, [calling the ship a "Murder Boat" in a now-deleted Tweet].


USSA News (continued):
What a sight! The future USS Minneapolis-St. Paul is launched in Marinette, WI. The @USNavy‘s news littoral combat ship (LCS 21) is designed to carry out close-to-shore missions. pic.twitter.com/h2s6RE2Frg

    — Timothy Blotz (@TimBlotzFOX9) June 15, 2019

This seemingly noncontroversial tweet upset [TRIGGERED - DD] William Davis who then tweeted calling the new USS Minneapolis-St. Paul a “murder boat” and objected to the name of the combat ship.
via twitter @WilhelmDavis

Veterans were both confused and offended by the unprovoked attack from a top Minnesota Democrat worker.

Army Veteran Dave Thul, tweeted “So last week did you celebrate the 75th anniversary of a whole fleet of murder boats? Murder planes and murder parachutes?”

    So last week did you celebrate the 75th anniversary of a whole fleet of murder boats? Murder planes and murder parachutes?

    — Dave Thul (@davethul) June 16, 2019

Other veterans tried to contact Davis via Twitter but were soon blocked

    As a former LCDR in the US Navy and citizen of MN, I find @WilhelmDavis comments greatly offensive. I look forward to the DFLs public apology.

    — ShadeRanger (@ShadeRanger) June 16, 2019
William Davis, below; image from MN DFL Staff, "About" page:




Oh, well then, since his Grandpa and Five Uncles served, that makes what he wrote much less disrespectful and more tolerable, right? I don't recall hearing a peep out of Davis during Obama's Covert Drone Program. That's different.

Davis' Twitter account appears to have vanished (at least at the time of publishing).

Stars And Stripes: MN Governor Tim Walz "appalled" at murder boat tweet.
Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday he is appalled by a state DFL Party staff member’s tweet referring to the recently launched USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul as a “murder boat.”

“Certainly, the disrespect shown is beyond the pale,” said Walz, who served in the Army National Guard.
[.]
 Walz, speaking to reporters Tuesday, added his outrage over Davis’s original tweet, saying “There are those that use the military for political points on this, and this is not the place to express your opinion when it comes to the christening of a ship that will have our naval personnel on it.”

When asked whether Davis should be suspended, Walz declined to comment on a human resources issue. But he added, “Not as governor, but as a veteran and Minnesotan — not acceptable.”

The DFL has removed Davis from the communications role, but he will continue as research director.
CNS News: Davis' October 2018 "Guillotine" Tweet.
Minnesota Democratic staffer William Davis wrote a Facebook comment last week joking that Democrats should bring Republicans “to the guillotines.” Also, in the last seven days, two GOP candidates in Minnesota were attacked, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
[.]
Davis has since deleted the comment. He has also been temporarily suspended without pay by the DFL, according to the Free Beacon.

However, Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan is “calling for his immediate firing in the aftermath of separate attacks against Republican candidates,” the Free Beacon wrote.

Trump Orlando Rally draws thousands. Biden rally attendance a bit less.

Heavy: 20,000 inside at Trump Rally, Thousands more outside. (Lots of images at link. Crowd size: Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge!)



DEM presidential candidate Joe Biden also held a rally at the same time...somewhere...else:

Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School name change considered because President Monroe was a slave owner.


The St. Paul Public Schools Board will consider possibly changing the name of Linwood-Monroe Arts Plus in a meeting Tuesday evening, after a community group raised concerns with the legacy of the school’s namesake, President James Monroe.

The fifth U.S. President, Monroe, as with other earlier leaders in the county, was known for owning slaves.

"We agree with the Monroe school and the parents who are for this that it is a problem," said community organizer Dave Bredemus. “I suspect James Monroe was very little talked about up until now, well it should be, it should be talked about a lot."
[.]
One option the alumni group discussed was possibly keeping the 'Monroe' name but naming it after a different 'Monroe.'

"It's been part of our history out here in West 7th street," said Al Hanzel, Class of 1960. “I didn't even know James Monroe was why the school was named.”

Monday, June 17, 2019

Another Triggered Snowflake Melts. Throws coffee at others, calls them Nazis. This time, at FSU.

Florida State University, Tallahassee.

More patience, non-confrontational and non-violent rational behavior from...The Tolerant Crowd.

Advisory - NSFW language:

 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Israel Folau delivers church sermon aimed at transgender children and gays.

Israel Folau

"This is what the devil is trying to do - to instil [sic] into the government, into this world, into society - and it is slowly happening," Folau said in his Sunday sermon at The Truth of Jesus Christ Church in Kenthurst.

"The sad thing is why a lot of people out there that are non-Christians say bad things about the church, is because a lot of the churches allow those things to happen.  

"They say that a man and a man should be able to be married, and there is nothing wrong with it. This buys into the theme of pleasing man rather than pleasing God and standing up for the truth."

Ottawa picks 11 communities for pilot immigration project.


The federal government has picked 11 communities from across Canada to kick off a new pilot program aimed at attracting immigrants to rural and northern communities.

The goal of the program is to bring newcomers to regions confronting severe labour shortages due to a youth exodus, declining birth rate and aging population.
[.]
"The equation is quite simple. Attracting and retaining newcomers with the needed skills equals a recipe for success for Canada's rural and northern communities," [said Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen]. "We have tested a similar immigration pilot in Atlantic Canada and it has already shown tremendous results for both newcomers and Canadians," [said Hussen].

The selected communities are:

    Thunder Bay, Ont.
    Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
    Sudbury, Ont.
    Timmins, Ont.
    North Bay, Ont.
    Gretna-Rhineland-Altona-Plum Coulee, Man.
    Brandon, Man.
    Moose Jaw, Sask.
    Claresholm, Alta.
    West Kootenay region of B.C.
    Vernon, B.C.

The government will begin working with communities this summer to help them identify candidates for permanent residence as early as this fall. The first newcomers under the pilot are expected to arrive in 2020.
Hit the link, read the rest. Note another reason given for the need of this program is the 'Continued vibrancy of rural areas', which, according to the government, are declining.

Terrance: Looks like we're getting new neighbors, Phillip.
Phillip: Hmmmmmmmmmm.

One point, (of so many that can be made): No government, anywhere or ever at any time, has successfully accomplished, "a quite simple equation." But hey, maybe we'll witness a First.

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!


MORE bacon, please.

UPDATE/ADDED:  Many of us have reached an age where our Dad (and Mom) have crossed over to the Better Life. Remember them, they are still with us today.

I saw this CBC story and thought it was a good item to add to this post. Check it out - 3 Things to Remember if You’re Celebrating Father’s Day Without A Dad:
1. Mend What You Have
Make friends with the difficult stuff[.]

 2. Reap What You Sow
Honour the amazing partner/father to your children you may have or the father figures you have had in your life.

3. Love Unconditionally
You or someone you might know may be grieving this Father’s Day, so let's remind ourselves to be filled with love and gratitude for what we do have[.]