Dear Ferguson “Protesters”

7 Comments

Not that I was surprised by your savage behavior after the grand jury failed to return an indictment of Darren Wilson but still, it’s pretty appalling to watch you fucking Neanderthals loot and destroy the property of innocent people merely because you disagreed with a legal decision.

The evidence didn’t bear out the testimony of your lying “eyewitnesses,” who are probably lucky they’re not being charged with perjury. Scientific evidence. Science. It doesn’t lie.

And because the jury chose to base its decision on the actual physical evidence presented, rather than the shrieking, screeching, race-baiting howls of cro-magnon barbarians, you decided you were entitled to either steal or destroy the property of others, who had nothing to do with said decision? To protest what you claim to be “injustice,” – even though the legal system worked as it was supposed to and the grand jury made its decision based on forensic evidence and witness testimony.

But no, that’s not good enough for you, because you were “ready for war” even before this decision was made public. You wanted to loot and riot. You relished the thought of sticking it to those who did you no harm, because of some imaginary “slight” to you from people whom you didn’t know. You saw this as an opportunity to cash in – to assuage your entitlement mentality – to punish others for your perceived slights.

You. Assholes.

You pernicious, barbaric, feral shitbags!

You were prepared for war, because no amount of evidence would convince you that anything but an indictment would be fair. You were prepared for war, because evidence didn’t matter to you. You were prepared for war, because your perceived slights were all projected onto this one case. You were prepared for war, because you wanted it.

Here’s hoping the peaceable citizens of Ferguson, MO – those who didn’t feel the need to “protest” by destroying the lives and property of innocent people – are armed and willing to ventilate your ignorant sub-human asses.

looting

You want war? You have no concept of it, and I’m fairly sure the rest of Ferguson – those who chose the high road and who chose to act like civilized human beings, and not like belligerent barbarians – is tired of your shit, and will fight back should you choose to victimize them.

You want war? You’re not going to like it.

You want war? You’d better not bitch when your ignorant asses get capped by those innocent people on whom you wage said war.

War is hell, and you’re bringing it down upon yourselves, assholes.

Love and kisses,

The rest of America

Florida State shooter

3 Comments

According to a police source, the guy who shot three people at Florida State University yesterday is Myron May. Here’s a profile. He was a lawyer who graduated from the university with a B.A. in economics in December 2005, and then proceeded to get his JD from Texas Tech University School of Law in December 2009.

The gun grabbers’ usual cacophony of “MOAR GUN CONTROLZ LAWZ” has already begun on my Twitter feed.

None of them can tell us which gun control initiative they advocate would have stopped this shooting.

FSU is a “gun-free” campus (and by “gun-free,” I mean the university disarms its students, in delusional hopes that crazed gunmen will also abide by their disarmament policies). So what are the gun grabbers going to do? Ban guns twice? Yeah, that’ll stop them.

Myron May was an attorney. Until September of this year, he was a felony prosecutor in New Mexico. Fairly sure he probably wasn’t a person who would have had a problem passing a background check.

From his Facebook page, it appears he lost his job as a prosecutor in New Mexico and moved back to Florida in November.

He was very religious, and eerily enough, here was his last Facebook post.

may

So what initiative would have stopped this guy, who quite obviously was out to commit suicide by cop? When ordered to put down his weapon, he fired at police instead, releasing a shitstorm of bullets.  He did not kill anyone. Two victims have been hospitalized. One has been released. It’s quite obvious the coward didn’t mean to kill anyone – just inflict enough damage to have the cops do what he was apparently too chickenshit to do.

So how would MOAR GUN CONTROLZ LAWZ have stopped this?

I’d love to hear some answers from those who advocate said folly.

A rude wake-up call

5 Comments

If you haven’t already heard, two pig-humping Paleoswine walked into a synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel today and proceeded to murder five innocent people, including three U.S.-born rabbis. The sons of sows used meat cleavers, an ax, and a gun in their attacks in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem.

That’s right. They hacked innocent worshipers to death with meat cleavers. By the time police arrived and shot the two savages, several people had been hacked and/or shot to death.

The Paleoswine celebrated the two martyrs murdering swine.

swine

Meanwhile, it was a rude awakening for Israel. As Y.B. ben Avraham explains at Zelman Partisans, it is an error to cite Israel as some sort of bastion of firearms freedoms. It isn’t.

While it is true that one sees young people, fresh from graduating high school, with select-fire rifles slung on their backs, and in Judea and Samaria it is a bit easier to obtain a community weapon or permit, in reality, the “freedoms” look much more like Chicago or NYC than say, Arizona. Everything is by permission, and licensure, and the restrictions have been getting much more restrictive and onerous, in practice, especially in the large metropolitan areas.

It took a massacre for Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch to announce an easing of restrictions on carrying weapons. Unfortunately, the epiphany is insufficient. The moderation in policy only applies to those who currently hold licenses, such as security guards and off-duty military officers. What about the rest of the defenseless would-be victims whose only recourse against ax- and meat cleaver-wielding sociopaths is to wait for a police officer to arrive? What about the innocent faithful, praying in a synagogue whose only hope is to wait for help to arrive?

The homicidal butchers gave Israel a wake-up call when they walked into that synagogue wielding implements of murder and proceeded to shed innocent blood. The massacre prompted the Public Security Minister to loosen gun regulations for license holders.

What will it take for the Israeli government to realize that their infringement on the natural rights of the people can end up in nothing but slaughter?

Have they forgotten?

Bateman gets chapped labia

13 Comments

I know I’ve been away for a while. I wanted to step away from the 2014 election and let things cool off a little. To say I have little faith in the GOP and its ability to accomplish anything of actual value to this country is an understatement. Although, I will admit that the teeth-gnashing, hand-wringing, spin-filled reaction from the butthurt Democrat camp was amusing to watch, as they tried to make excuses for their significant losses – everything from the DERP-filled “VOTERS WERE DISENFRANCHISED!” to “WE MADE #GUNSENSE PROGRESS!” to “REPUBLICANS ARE POOPY HEADS AND THIS ELECTION DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING.”

I admit it. I laughed.

I always like a good chuckle, especially when the now-infamous, violence planner, oath-breaking coward LTC (ret.) Robert (mastur)Bateman pens another angst-filled screed about the evils of guns, the evils of the NRA, and the evils of Second Amendment advocates. Because RIGHTS BAD!

What has Bob’s panties all bunched up in his puckered anus this time? Apparently, someone had the unmitigated gall to exercise their Second Amendment rights in his presence!

And because Bob considers himself an authority on what the citizens of this country, whose Constitution he swore an oath to defend, need and what rights they should be allowed to exercise, he took a wet, nervous dump in his Underoos when he saw a guy open carrying his pistol.

I’m not going to fisk his sniveling treatise, because a) I have no time to address gun banner monkey turd flinging not based in any fact and 2) I don’t want to give (mastur)Bateman more attention than he deserves. So I’m merely going to give you his bottom line, which consists of whimpering that no one needs a gun in a family restaurant (as if a paunchy, half-literate, retired, attention-whoring O-5 is somehow a viable arbiter for anyone’s needs) and a plaintive whimper about America’s “gun culture” and how it (the culture – not criminals, or negligence) kills or wounds something like 100 thousand Americans (without acknowledging that deaths by firearms, and violent crimes in general have been declining steadily over the years, while gun ownership has risen).

B0JTUOVCcAAK0wg

I’m also going to ridicule Bob a bit, because Bob is an idiot. Bob sneers about the motto Second Amendment advocates (and the big, bad NRA!) have adopted as a defiant warning to the politicians and retired O-5s who bloviate about taking away their natural rights. “Molon Labe,” Bob claims, was appropriated from the movie “The 300” by gun rights advocates, who are unaware of  its history. soccent-2 Never mind the movie came out in 2006, and gun rights advocates have been using this particular phrase since at least the 1990s. Never mind that it’s the current motto of the United States Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT), and has been used in that very same spirit of defiance during the Texas revolution. Not that Bob has any respect for actual members of the military or anyone fighting for actual freedom – you know, those who didn’t spend their careers warping the minds of young cadets or lounging around at NATO, “planning violence” – but it’s always useful for panty-shitting cowards to excoriate others based on their alleged “knowledge” of King Leonidas’ Sparta, from whom the quote allegedly originated, rather than comprehend the spirit of the quote itself, which has been used by modern day armies and individuals as a cry of defiance for several hundred years.

And because Bob has no comprehension of honor, but rather chooses to crawl like a cockroach and lick the hands of his masters in vain hopes of perhaps getting appointed to some bureaucratic position somewhere in DC, he would rather focus on the “apocryphal” source of the quote than its meaning and what it has come to represent.

It’s OK, Bob. We understand that your lack of testicular fortitude prompts you to consistently bait gun owners from the relative safety of your computer at home. We also understand that despite your teary-eyed claims of being victimized by threats from gun owners, the vast majority of gun owners wouldn’t waste their time on vermin such as you other than to ridicule your lack of basic understanding of natural rights and your sneering contempt for the very people whose rights you swore an oath to protect. (Unlike your gun grabber friends who gleefully celebrate the thought of someone’s child being harmed, and plan how to best cause the deaths of gun owners by SWATting – such nice company you keep, Bob!)

crazyswat

So it’s time to once again ridicule Bob for being an oath-breaking, snot-nosed coward who soils himself at the sight of a normal guy peaceably exercising his right to keep and bear arms in public. Someone hand Bob a tissue and one of these.

Vagisil

Election Eve 2014 in Virginia

4 Comments

Greetings, folks. Yes, I know it’s quite some time since you’ve heard from me in this space, but I figured this was an important enough occasion for me to pop my head up. As those of us in Virginia no doubt already know, thanks to the deluge of election mailers, emails and robocalls, tomorrow is election day. Annoying as all that is and has been, everyone should still get out and cast an educated vote tomorrow, if they haven’t voted absentee already.

At stake this year is about one third of the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, and various of sundry gubernatorial, statewide, county, city and local races around the nation. As it stands, the Republicans currently hold the House, and the Democrats control the Senate, along with, of course, the White House. The electoral environment is particularly good for Republicans this cycle, more due to the combination of far-left ideology and rank incompetence on display by the Democrats than anything the Republicans themselves have to offer. Here in Virginia, U.S. Senator (and former Governor) Mark Warner is up for re-election, endorsed by his predecessor (no relation) John Warner, a notoriously weak Republican who was never popular with the grassroots among his own party. Mark Warner was actually a decent governor, aside from pushing the largest tax increase in Virginia history through the General Assembly. He was even fairly pro-gun as governor. Then he ran for U.S. Senate in 2008, promising to be a ‘radical centrist’ if elected. He has not been. As Republicans love to point out, he’s voted with President Obama 97% of the time. And he’s been effectively anti-gun, as his endorsement by MomsDemandingAttention/GunHysteriaNonsenseInEverytown shows:

Mark Warner voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.

As such, the most important thing is for everyone to get out and vote AGAINST Mark Warner in Virginia. The aforementioned anti-gun nutbag hysteria machine has also endorsed some Democrats running for U.S. House in Virginia: incumbent Rep. Bobby Scott in the 3rd District, Don Beyer here in the 8th District, John Foust in the 10th, and incumbent Rep. Gerry Connolly in the 11th District. If you live in any of these districts, please get out and vote to DEFEAT these weasels.

Lastly, if you live in Arlington County, please, please, PLEASE vote for John Vihstadt for County Board tomorrow. He represents the only independent, non-Democratic voice on our board, and is carrying the banner of good government and fiscal responsibility. Want our horrendous roads fixed? Want to put a stop to the wasteful Artisphere, Columbia Pike streetcar, aquatic center and other vanity projects being pushed by the current Board majority? Support John tomorrow.

That is all.

Learning the language should be priority one

8 Comments

As some of you may know, I wasn’t born in this country. I came here with my parents when I was eight years old and spoke literally five words in English: egg, bed, foot, hat, and comb. Random what you remember as a kid. I had this basic book of words and pictures my parents bought so I could learn English while we waited around in Italy to be allowed to fly to the United States, and those are the five words I remember, because I learned them first and best.

When we finally landed in New York and settled down in the one-bedroom apartment with my aunt and grandfather (yeah, it was a bit crowded), my parents enrolled me in third grade at PS 97 in Brooklyn.  I was in a crowded class. There were probably more than 30 students in one classroom. I spoke no English, and no one bothered to teach it to me. I guess they figured I would just learn it by osmosis. I sat in the same math and social studies classes as everyone else. I understood nothing. Generally, if we were going over a worksheet in class, the teacher would simply skip over me, knowing I would never give the right answer. My vocabulary improved… by maybe 50 words. There was another girl in that class with whom I was paired. She was supposed to help me, because she spoke Russian as well as English. She merely translated everything for me that  wanted to say. I was grateful for the help, but I wasn’t particularly successful at improving my language skills. When I entered fourth grade – an overcrowded classroom with more than 40 kids to one teacher, and desks almost literally stacked on top of one another – I was no less clueless than I was in the third.

That’s why a WashPo article a friend of mine posted on Facebook this morning really struck a chord. In it, the writer describes the resource struggles that resulted from thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central and South America pouring into the United States and the efforts to educate these kids. Let’s set aside the fact that the legal status of these kids is pointedly ignored and barred from discussion by the school administrators. Let’s set aside the fact that illegal aliens (and yes, I absolutely refuse to call them anything else for the sake of political correctness) are putting a huge strain on our infrastructure, draining resources from already-overwhelmed school systems, and are doing so at the expense of every taxpayer. That’s not what I want to talk about today. I want to talk about the International Academy.

By the idealistic standards of the International Academy, an experimental high school program for young immigrants who do not speak English, Haskins’s class that fall morning was a success. A second-year student with limited skills had helped a new classmate who had none, building his own self-esteem and drawing her into a friendly learning environment.

But the surge of nearly 3,000 unaccompanied minors who have reached the Washington area from the border this year — including 150 enrolled in the Alexandria academy, located on the third floor of T.C. Williams High School — has put unprecedented strains on its staff, facilities and unique educational philosophy.

The international high school model was founded in New York City in the 1980s, during a soaring influx of Spanish-speaking immigrants. Its mission is to integrate foreign youths into U.S. society, teach them basic English and give them a solid high school education, all at the same time.

As a former ESL (English as a Second Language) student, I think this model is only partially correct. You cannot – CANNOT – properly teach a subject such as social studies or science without a solid English foundation, and that’s not something you learn as you go along – at least not at a pace that is conducive to learning. You must learn English first. That’s a fact.

After the abject FAIL that was third grade in New York, my dad got a job in Philadelphia, and we moved. The elementary school I attended tested my English language ability and determined it was nearly nonexistent. I was placed in an ESL class with other kids who spoke no English.  Philly schools’ ESL classes focused entirely on teaching the language. I was in a class with older kids and younger ones. We learned exactly how the model in this article describes, but we all had to do it in English. There was no translation into our native language. We were completely immersed, but we were only immersed in learning English. There were Hispanic kids, a Greek girl, a couple of Russians, etc. We all helped one another, but only in English and only for the purpose of learning English. There was no math or science or social studies. Just English – 6 hours per day with 4 hours of homework per night entirely focused on grammar and vocabulary.

I remember sitting there at my parents’ kitchen table and writing out English grammar exercises until my hand cramped and my middle finger on my right hand developed a huge callus. I’m not complaining. I learned English grammar cold in that class, and the 50-ish vocabulary words I was forced to learn every night were far above my pathetic progress in New York.

That’s how the ESL program was run, and I think it’s brilliant.

Yes, the more experienced kids helped the newer ones. The older ones helped the younger ones. But they didn’t do so by providing a translation service. They did it using their own English skills, solidifying what theyalready learned, while helping others.

But where I think this International Academy goes wrong is by trying to cram other classes and skills into what needs to be a clean program that teaches kids to communicate – both verbally and in written form. If they miss a year of math or science or social studies, so be it. I don’t feel I missed out on much, because I would have been sitting there in those social studies and those science classes like a dolt, not understanding anything anyway. When I did math in New York, I mostly got everything wrong, because I didn’t understand what I was supposed to do. So why bother putting a kid in a math class in which they will likely fail, because you want to provide them with “a solid high school education”?

Sorry, but you can’t learn math or social studies or science without language skills, so it’s no wonder some of these kids sit around looking like monkeys doing a math problem! You can’t claim you’re providing them with the math/science/social studies skills they need when they have so much trouble understanding basic instructions. From my own experience, it makes more sense to teach them English first. Yes you sacrifice a year of math, science, etc. but you get a kid who will actually understand those subjects once they get out of ESL, instead of lagging behind in classes, worried they won’t pass a standardized test.

My ESL class was exempt from standardized testing until we were able to transfer into a “regular class,” and we didn’t transfer out of ESL until our teacher told school administrators we were ready.

And when you were ready, you really were ready. We learned English. Completely. Sometimes better than native speakers. After festering in a regular, overcrowded classroom in Brooklyn without language instruction, jut trying to keep up as best I could, focusing on the single most important thing I needed to succeed was exactly what the doctor ordered.

I guarantee you none of you, if you ever met me, would know that English wasn’t my first language unless I told you. I guarantee you probably wouldn’t know it from my writing. I credit the ESL class in Philadelphia with teaching me a very basic skill I needed to succeed.

I think the International Academy has the right idea, but goes about it the wrong way.

You don’t need to spend extra resources on bilingual science, math, social studies, art, etc. teachers. What you need is maybe five teachers whose exclusive focus and expertise is ESL. Have those teachers focus their efforts in their classes of 30 solely on teaching English, and when these students are ready, integrate them into regular classes to continue their education. They will catch on, and they will do so relatively quickly. Meanwhile the spaces in those International Academy classes can be filled with new students, who will receive help from their peers who, by virtue of being in ESL longer, will be able to now utilize their newly-learned English skills to help the new crop of students.

It took me a year to become so proficient in my ESL class, that the teacher recommended I move to a regular fifth grade classroom. Yes, I missed some math and science, but I quickly acclimated and learned, because I could actually understand what the teacher was explaining!

I know some highly-educated, experienced education experts will tell me how wrong  I am, but I can only speak from my own experience. It worked for me, and it worked for the students who went through the program with me.

Their mileage may vary.

Buck up, Cupcake! Life is tough.

4 Comments

At the risk of sounding insensitive…

OK, I really don’t give a crap. You caught me. Sensitivity to me means simply that you have to be aware that some people are too weak, too cowardly, too fragile, or too dishonest to themselves to hear the truth, and frankly, I have no time for those people. So this is your warning: I’m going to be brutally honest and insensitive in this post, and if your delicate little ego can’t take it, I suggest you close your browser and go take an herbal bath, chased by a glass of boxed wine, or something.

I’ve written about feminism before in the context of victimhood. There aren’t a whole lot of people who have spent any amount of time reading this blog who don’t know how I feel about whiny, diaphanous snowflakes, who consider themselves heroes, because they somehow survived the insurmountable hurdle of people disagreeing with them, or even *gasp* doing so in a less than respectful way!

I don’t consider that heroic. I consider that part of life. Life is filled with challenges. Getting over them doesn’t make you a hero. It makes you a human being.

Lately, I’ve seen a video on my Facebook feed that is being perpetually reposted by feminist types, who find it appalling that a bunch of meat heads would catcall and harass a woman merely walking down the street.

There’s no doubt that the cave-dwelling Neanderthals who approached this woman on the street were utter knuckle-dragging cretins. After a couple of hours of that crap, I’d probably turn around and throat punch one of them. Hard. I’d also probably wind up in jail, but hey… I’m willing to face the consequences of my actions.

But of course, things are never that simple in feminism world! The video’s release resulted in reactions ranging from, “It’s appalling that women can’t feel at ease in public,” to “Why do men feel free to demand attention from a woman?” to “ERMARGERD! RACISM!” because the majority of the men depicted in this video are black and Latino.

All of a sudden “harassment” is a thing – a prevalent societal ill that oppresses women, instead of merely an irritant that would result in a dressing down of the offending savage. Gone are the days of simply turning around, offering a remark so caustic, that the imbecile in question slinks away with his dick between his legs, and going on one’s merry way. Today, we must necessarily have a public discussion about how this is just another example of how women are oppressed and harassed at the hands of men, and how this is an endemic societal problem, and how the poor oppressed women in question shouldn’t have to put up with this egregious abuse!

It’s appalling women can’t feel at ease in a public place…” You know, no one is responsible for how you feel but you. Is it ridiculous that a woman can’t walk from point A to point B without being accosted by some barely literate, drooling ignoramus, wanting to have what in his own head passes for conversation, but in fact is an incoherent stringing together of grunts and barely-recognizable words? Sure it’s ridiculous. But your feelings of ease are your own. If you can’t shrug off the doofus and move on with your day without feeling like you’ve been assaulted, you might be a feminist.

Why do men feel free to demand attention from a woman?” Maybe because it’s a free country. Maybe because some guys are driven by that great force that resides between their legs and saps the blood from their already deprived cerebellum. Maybe they were raised in a barn – without any manners or breeding. But mostly, because they are free to do so, just as you are free to ignore them, actively spurn their advances by administering a throat punch (although I don’t recommend this unless you’re willing to spend some time in a holding cell), or take them home for a night of naked Twister.

Showing only black and Latino guys is RAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSST!” This is my favorite. The video’s creator did admit that a fair amount of white guys engaged in imbecilic behavior as well, but mostly for technical reasons, they had to cut many out. Undoubtedly, there are a number of rude, irritating, cavemen out there who are white. I couldn’t possibly care less what color the cro-magnon happens to be. A jackass is a jackass. But apparently, some people are more concerned about how racially sensitive the piece is, than with the fact that the woman is getting harassed. Why the hell should it matter whether the harasser is black, white, purple, green or yellow?

Overall, here’s how I see this: this shit has been going on since the first caveman grabbed the first cavewoman by the hair and dragged her into his cave for some primitive humping. Sure, it has become more refined over time (and by refined I mean that the cavemen no longer physically drag the cavewomen by the hair, but rather use primitive attempts to communicate via grunts, clicks, and trolling to get their point across), but it’s pretty much been around forever.

Is it annoying? Yes.

Is it stupid? Yes.

Does it paint the ape in question as a drooling, troglodyte? Absolutely.

Should it be elevated to the level of a societal tragedy so deep that every feminist out there claims PTSD because she heard a wolf whistle from some unwashed, rude barbarian? Please!

There are all kinds of shitbags out there in the world. I guarantee that for every swine you encounter who treats you like the target of his overactive, inadequate excuse for a penis, there’s a guy who thinks he’s a douchebag.

The fact that this woman got harassed so much in this crowded city doesn’t mean she would encounter the same type of thing elsewhere. As many have mentioned, these ass weasels all were dressed like they were hanging out on the streets all day rather than actually working. Based on their shameful behavior, it’s certainly safe to assess with a certain amount of confidence that they’re likely not employed and come from a background that lacked any type of training or education about respect for others, or self. One certainly wouldn’t act like this in any respectable place of employment without getting shitcanned post haste. So we’re probably looking at a certain socio-economic class of shitbag in this particular case.

Is this a societal problem writ large deserving of the clamor it received, and the obvious efforts to make this into yet another thing that ostensibly oppresses women? No.

There will be assholes in this world, Cupcakes. You don’t have to like them. You don’t have to put up with them. You certainly don’t have to allow them to affect you! That choice is yours.

The only person who can make you into a victim in this case is you.

Older Entries

%d bloggers like this: