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Stray Voltage

“There’s a lot of ignorance, they are claiming that they’re uncomfortable. I don’t believe for a second that they are. I think this is pure and simple bigotry,” Perry told local news station KMOV.

That’s a quote from a gay fellow who has decided he’s really a girl,  wears a wig and dress and therefore  believes he is “transgendered”.  In fact, he’s merely a cross-dresser since he’s not had any sort of treatment or surgery to change his gender.

As you might imagine, his demand that he be able to use the girls locker room (instead of a gender neutral bathroom available to him) has been met with stiff resistance by the girls of the school (and their parents).

A few back his demand:

But another 40 students expressed their support for Perry, who has identified as female since the age of 13.

Good for him … that doesn’t make him a female.  Biology 1o1.  He may want to revisit it, speaking of “ignorance”.

The above reminds me of a great rant I read this week:

The perpetually offended want to wrap themselves in metaphorical bubble wrap to ensure that no offense, no bad word, no insult – perceived or otherwise – grinds sand into their delicate vulvas. And they take it as a given that you must conform to their standards – protect them, spoil them, shield them from all possible indelicacies – or else…

That’s precisely what is happening in the school cited in the first paragraph.  Attention seeking narcissists and their “ignorant” backers demand others “conform to their standards” or else … bigots!

Read the whole thing.

A couple of CUNY professors write approvingly of the rise in the minimum wage (they claim government must set a floor for wages – uh, no, that’s what a market is for) but note a great number of disadvantages in doing so, among them:

Second, there are two reasons why minimum-wage increases do not significantly affect poverty rates. In 2010, only 12 percent of minimum wage workers lived in households with incomes below the poverty threshold ($23,000), and only one-third in households with incomes less than double the poverty threshold. Indeed, almost half of minimum-wage workers lived in households with incomes above the national median. Thus, the minimum wage is not well targeted to the poor.

In addition, among poor or near-poor households that do gain wage increases, most will lose significant government safety-net benefits. With higher incomes they qualify for less in food stamps, earned income tax credits, and housing and child-care subsidies. With increased payroll taxes, these households could easily give back at least half of their wage gains. For a significant share, it could be more than three-quarters.

They’ve almost convinced me that the raise would be worth it. Of course, getting all those off government benefits would never mean a tax roll-back, would it, so screw ’em.

But they do pop the bubble of the effect on poverty.

President Barack Obama locked in enough support in Congress Wednesday to ensure he can overcome bipartisan opposition and implement a landmark nuclear accord with Iran.

Yes, friends, the Democrats have again sold you down the river.  This is the Executive Department equivalent of ObamaCare and as usual, the Democrats have to pass it to see what is in it.

The NY Times remarks on the problem with murders in a number of US cities, to include, New York City:

Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few places have witnessed a shift as precipitous as this city. With the summer not yet over, 104 people have been killed this year — after 86 homicides in all of 2014.

More than 30 other cities have also reported increases in violence from a year ago. In New Orleans, 120 people had been killed by late August, compared with 98 during the same period a year earlier. In Baltimore, homicides had hit 215, up from 138 at the same point in 2014. In Washington, the toll was 105, compared with 73 people a year ago. And in St. Louis, 136 people had been killed this year, a 60 percent rise from the 85 murders the city had by the same time last year.

Name two things these cities all have in common.

And finally the “blender test” as applied to Hillary Cliton’s email excuses:

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough tore into Hillary Clinton defenders Wednesday morning, saying anyone who believed her email excuses was too stupid to be trusted with household appliances.

“She’s Secretary of State,” the Morning Joe host said. “This is her only server. You would have to be really, really stupid–”

“It’s the blender test: Do I trust you with a blender in my home to not stick your hand in there and get it all gnarled up?” Scarborough continued. “If you believe that Hillary Clinton’s only account did not receive and send classified material in high volumes, then you should not be allowed within five feet of a blender.”

There are a whole lot of people out there who don’t need to be in the same room as a blender, then.

~McQ

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35 Responses to Stray Voltage

  • There are a whole lot of people out there who don’t need to be in the same room as a blender, then.

    Hey! Errrrrrp…!!!

    • With Hillary’s problems, it’s time for a pool on when that imbecile starts talking up Sanders or Warren.

      Which would at least be an honest acknowledgement of his leftism. Given his pervasive dishonesty, that probably means he’ll come out for Biden.

      • I CANNOT wait…!!!

        Maybe we can look forward to a visit by Ott Scerb. I would LOVE that, too!

      • Hey, broken laws and security clearance thingies only have traction with the right wing man – Hillary is all good, or something.

  • http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/09/nyu-student-says-forced-to-work-as-dominatrix-to-pay-tuition/comment-page-1/#comment-612881

    Forced!!! Into prostitution!!!

    Poor snowflake. I don’t think she gets the whole “forced” concept…

    • Forced! Forced I say!

      apparently under our new central job planning ministry the Dominatrix jobs were the only ones that remained open.

      FORCED!!!!

    • “I don’t think she gets the whole “forced” concept…”

      Which is rather odd for a dominatrix. Doesn’t that make her a submissive?

  • “This is the Executive Department equivalent of ObamaCare”

    And on part two of this week’s episode of “Squish Squish” School committee chairman Mitch discovers that not only has he been trapped by Jr Class President Barack and his pal John into allowing a nuclear science club rally with Iran High, but that he’ll have to concede to whatever Barack wants for the school prom budget, with hilarious consequences.

  • Hillary Clinton defenders Wednesday morning, saying anyone who believed her email excuses was too stupid to be trusted with household appliances.

    In the last couple of days

    Washington (CNN) Hillary Clinton is touting the support of the one-time liberal darling of the 2004 presidential race: Howard Dean.

    NEW YORK (AP) New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a liberal who is becoming a national voice on issues such as immigration, has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.

    PORTSMOUTH U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, will endorse Democratic candidate for President, Hillary Clinton, at an event in Portsmouth next weekend.

    … these folks have no problem endorsing a criminal

    • Victory is what matters, let the losers piss and moan about trivial concepts like right and wrong and morality and justice.

      The victors will tell them what is moral and right, and they’ll take whatever justice the victors dole out.

      • …and they’d better jolly well be demonstrably grateful, at that!

        • Of course it’s not like the concept is new – “Victoribus spolia”.
          And justice for all (of the winners).

    • “these folks have no problem endorsing a criminal”

      Of course not. By now it’s reflex. They have been endorsing Clintons since 1992.

  • ” the Democrats have again sold you down the river.”

    The phrase “Sold down the river” involves betrayal, so it’s actually our Republican leaders who have sold us down the river. The Democrats are just doin’ what comes naturally.

  • It seems the Republican National Committee wants candidates to sign a loyalty pledge;

    “I [name] affirm that if I do not win the 2016 Republican nomination for president of the United States I will endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee regardless of who it is,…”

    That’s a lot of chutzpah considering how Republican incumbents have treated the promises they made to get elected. They would be better off worrying a little more about the loyalty of us voters.

  • Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few places have witnessed a shift as precipitous as this city. With the summer not yet over, 104 people have been killed this year — after 86 homicides in all of 2014.

    More than 30 other cities have also reported increases in violence from a year ago. In New Orleans, 120 people had been killed by late August, compared with 98 during the same period a year earlier. In Baltimore, homicides had hit 215, up from 138 at the same point in 2014. In Washington, the toll was 105, compared with 73 people a year ago. And in St. Louis, 136 people had been killed this year, a 60 percent rise from the 85 murders the city had by the same time last year.

    Bill Whittle did a run up on this in January on his “Firewall” series. Those cities were prominently listed in his video!

    Since that whole BLM bullsh*t began many have been saying it’s a tantrum to cover for barbaric, tribal behavior. That’s really an understatement.

  • It seems Trey Gowdy has subpoenad(?) someone who should actually know something.

    “Bryan Pagliano, who had worked on Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign before setting up the server in her New York home in 2009……Gowdy also demanded that Pagliano provide documents related to the servers or systems controlled or owned by Clinton from 2009 to 2013.”

    About effing time.

    Of course he has invoked his fifth Amendment rights, as any good Clintonite would do.

    • Cause you know if he testifies she ordered anything illegal, she’ll skate and he’ll end up in jail.

      • Taking the 5th is like waving a flag at a bull, or calling down artillery on YOUR position.

        • Obviously the boy ain’t very bright – he could turn state’s evidence – and stay away from Fort Marcy Park and Fort Worth.

          but I bet the Clinton Foundation early retirement packages are awesome and hard to resist.
          I mean, who wouldn’t want to be set for life for repeating the phrase “I’d like to invoke my 5th Amendment right to not answer your question”

          Especially since we ALL know there was absolutely positively no gambling going on at Rick’s Cafe Americain back room casino.

      • With all due respect .. since the FBI scandal back in 1993 where the notes from FBI interviews for jobs clearances were sent to the Clinton White House, I wouldn’t do anything but the 5th with any government organization.

        • Filegate Scandal – Craig Livingstone, director of the White House’s Office of Personnel Security “improperly” accessed FBI files on several hundred individuals.

          Mrs. Clinton called it a, “completely honest bureaucratic snafu.”

          Many of these files were on people from previous Republican administrations. Hillary Clinton hired Livingston and is alleged to have looked at the files and requested this move. She was accused by Republicans of violating privacy rights of individuals she viewed as political adversaries.

  • The bathroom issue at the moment strikes me as the most likely place where the fundamental contradictions of the modern PC worldview will physically manifest. You can not question self-identified gender, or you’re a racist transphobe. You must let self-identified females use the women’s bathroom, or you’re a racist transphobe. However, all men are rapists, and women are very vulnerable in women’s bathrooms (which is actually true), so letting men into the women’s bathrooms will inevitably produce rape, because men are all continuously on the verge of raping, which you must believe or you’re a racist transphobe.

    Therefore, this guy simultaneously must and must not be allowed into the women’s bathroom.

    The PC crowd, which is not in general able to see more than one move in advance (as some have pointed out, “how have we been losing to these idiots?”), are currently stuck on the “must” part, but if this became more widespread it’s only a matter of time before the “must not” part kicks in too. The other obvious PC resolution is that gendered bathrooms are intrinsically genderist, except, again, if the men are in with the women at such a vulnerable time rape is inevitable, so non-gendered bathrooms are also intrinsically genderist….

    Kaboom.

  • I’m going to my gym today wearing a wig and will demand to use ladies locker.

    I either get a helluva free show or a discrimination lawsuit to set me up for life!

  • “Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made the case for a more centrist Republican Party on Monday night, saying a nominee should “lose the primary to win the general without violating your principles.”
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/225681-jeb-bush-lose-the-primary-to-win-the-general

    Given Jeb!’s statement, it would seem that he needs to sign a loyalty pledge at least as much as Trump does.

  • BREAKING:

    The person who hacked into Hillary Clintons email server has pulled the emails off the block and turned them over to the FBI, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

    After speaking with my lawyers the hacker told Radar exclusively, I was advised I could not legally sell these, and to get rid of them and turn in everything I had to FBI.

  • She’s no more a crossdresser than this person is a man:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/01/Complete_androgen_insensitivity_syndrome.jpg/330px-Complete_androgen_insensitivity_syndrome.jpg

    They are both of the female gender.. Neither is of the female sex.

    If your politics, McQuain, were leftist; then I suppose you’d have in your history mocking Trig Palin for his birth defect. You disappoint me.

  • There was some noise today about the “Corker” bill and it’s possible demise.

    It seems that the “Corker” bill requires the White House to submit the complete text of the agreement and side agreements to the Congress for a vote in 60 days.
    Well. the Obama Administration (to be polite) is late providing those documents to the Congress.
    Members in the House are ready to scuttle the “Corker” regime, and treat the Iran Deal as a treaty.

    Had this been a Republican POTUS and Reid & Pelosi were still running the place, they would do no less.