Tennessee Trolls California Over Travel Ban

Several days ago, California did this

(CNN) California has issued a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says have laws discriminating against LGBTQ people.

The travel ban was first put into effect January 1 when state measure AB 1887 became law. The law says California is “a leader in protecting civil rights and preventing discrimination” and should not support or finance “discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.” (Snip)

Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee were the original states banned by AB 1887, but Becerra added Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas on Thursday, citing what he called new discriminatory legislation enacted against the LGBTQ community in those states.

Now, AB 1887 is rather weaselly, because it includes an out in only disallowing “non-essential” travel. Several states, like New York, did the same thing.

Well, Tennessee is taking a shot back

This is a real thing. In fact, it was introduced in February and signed by Governor Bill Haslam on May 4th. It seems to be just hitting the news now, though, especially after the new travel bans.

But, of course, those bans do not include things like California colleges playing sporting games in those states. The game which features Fresno State playing Alabama is still on. Several of the sites for the 2018 March Madness are in the banned states, including the Final 4 being in San Antonio, Texas. Will California stop their teams from playing in those sites? Oh, right, this would be considered “essential.” All that money.

California is cool with travel bans when it serves their own narrow interests, eh?

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TDS: NY Times Decides To Take Iran’s Side Against Trump

It really is a sign of the time that that, despite laying out a position that Iran is a pretty bad nation, the NY Times Editorial Board has quietly, softly, come to the conclusion that Trump is the problem. It’s even right there in the subhead

The Iran Puzzle
President Trump insists turning a complicated relationship into a volatile one.

One of the Obama administration’s biggest diplomatic ambitions was to establish better relations with Iran, a nation with which the United States has been at odds since the fall of the shah and the rise of a powerful theocratic government in Tehran in 1979. The most important manifestation of that effort was a deal negotiated by the administration and its allies under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

Yes, that deal which meant Iran was supposed to wait 10 years or so before cranking back up the nuclear weapon building machine. The one which saw Team Obama give, according to some reports, upwards of $33.6 billion. The one which Iran is flaunting with all the sanctions they break. They’ve even broken the deal itself.

That momentary thaw, if not the agreement itself, now seems at risk. Partly this is a result of Iran’s barely-concealed territorial and political ambitions, which are rightly of concern in Washington. Partly it is a result of President Trump’s fondness for Saudi Arabia, a Sunni Muslim nation, which has led him to demonize Iran, a Shiite nation and the Saudis’ chief rival for regional influence.

No, it’s pretty much Iran’s fault, being an extremist nation with a stated goal to spread the caliphate, to control the Middle East, to wipe Israel off the map, and to harass what they constantly call “the Great Satan.” It’s the world’s number one terrorist supporting nation.

The NYTEB even lays out a case that Iran is very problematic in regards to the civil war in Syria and the fight against ISIS, along with how it’s attempting to control Iraq, along with other issues. While utterly forgetting these are problems left to Mr. Trump by Mr. Obama. This same EB was very fond of Blaming Bush during Obama’s entire 1st term. Guess that doesn’t apply now.

Could Mr. Trump stumble into a wider war in Syria? There are reasons to worry. He has yet to offer a comprehensive plan for dealing with Syria, including the diplomacy needed to develop a political solution to end the civil war, which could create a more stable country less vulnerable to extremist groups.

None of Obama’s frameworks worked, did they?

The fear is that Mr. Trump’s demonizing of Iran, and his unwillingness to engage its government, could result in a broadening of the American military mission from defeating ISIS to preventing Iranian influence from expanding. This would be dangerous. Iran is a vexing state to be smartly managed, not assumed to be an implacable enemy.

And as they end, the NYTEB worries more about Trump being mean to a nation that wishes death to America due to the Trump Derangement Syndrome rampant among its members. Is it any wonder the Times is laying off more so-called journalists and outsourcing their news?

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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Surprise: Washington Post Blames ‘Climate Change’ For Tropical Storm Cindy

Richard Cleetus (who’s not a climate scientist: remember, according to Cult of Climastrology talking points, we’re only supposed to listen to actual climate scientists (unless they help the Narrative)) isn’t the first to Blamestorm ‘climate change’ for Cindy, but, you can expect this type of un-science idiocy with any and every tropical system that comes on-shore

Phoenix heat, Tropical Storm Cindy show how climate change is a threat to our infrastructure

Much of the Southwestern United States is reeling under a heat wave so severe that it has forced airlines to ground flights. On the Gulf Coast, millions of people were put on emergency alert ahead of Tropical Storm Cindy, which caused widespread flooding and power outages. Climate change is already affecting our economy and safety, with risks to critical infrastructure — roads, bridges, dams, water and energy infrastructure and military sites.

In Warmist World, heat waves and tropical systems never happened before Mankind drove fossil fuels.

The nation’s infrastructure is already in a precarious state, consistently earning a near-failing grade of D-plus from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

So Obama and the Dems wasted all that money from the Stimulus to fix zip?

Much of it was built assuming past climate and weather patterns, with some margin of safety. But now, climate change — in the form of more frequent and severe heat waves; floods exacerbated by sea-level rise and increased heavy rainfall; droughts; wildfires; and other impacts — is adding an extra layer of risk.

They just can’t help themselves with the insanity. There’s little point in refuting them yet again, as Warmists, like all Progressives, are close minded, do not listen, and continuously ramp up their unhinged talking points in complete opposition to actual scientific facts.

In 2012, Superstorm Sandy left more than 8 million people in 21 states without power, shutting down or damaging at least 165 electric substations, several large power plants, 7,000 transformers, and 15,000 electrical poles.

Remember, we were told that would be the new normal. Just like more tropical storms and hurricanes. Don’t Warmists ever get tired of being wrong?

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If All You See…

…is a wonderful green space that needs some solar panels, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Blazing Cat Fur, with a post noting a march more violent than Al Quds Day in Toronto.

It’s books week!

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Happy Sunday! A beautiful first Sunday of the summer. The squirrels are squirreling, the rabbits are eating my neighbors tomatoes, and people who refuse to give up their own AC for global warming are caterwauling about people using AC. This pinup is by Art Frahm, one of his early ones, with a wee bit of help.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Right Wing News notes the ISIS propaganda telling believers to run people over, crush their skulls
  2. The Daley Gator says that it’s time for Liberals to check their Anger Privilege
  3. Raised On Hoecakes covers the irresponsible wanting to be paid
  4. Powerline notes an epidemic of lawlessness, and it’s not Team Trump
  5. The Last Tradition covers refugee numbers being cut in half
  6. The Lid features a poll on Russia Russia Russia
  7. The Right Scoop discusses the rumors of a SCOTUS retirement
  8. This ain’t Hell…. has your Sunday morning feel good stories
  9. Vlad Tepes notes that Sweden could be on the verge of civil war
  10. Patterico’s Pontifications discusses feminists ignored by federally elected feminists for being the wrong type of feminists
  11. Pacific Pundit covers #ANTIFA throwing poo and the police in Portland
  12. Neo Neocon discusses the FBI having seemingly to lost their minds
  13. Moonbattery covers “intersectional environmentalism”
  14. Michelle Malkin (Doug Powers) says Trump should call the U.N.’s bluff
  15. And last, but not least, Jihad Watch notes how things are going with the”refugees” in Germany

As always, the full set of pinups can be seen in the Patriotic Pinup category, or over at my Gallery page. While we are on pinups, since it is that time of year, have you gotten your “Pinups for Vets” calendar yet? And don’t forget to check out what I declare to be our War on Women Rule 5 and linky luv posts and things that interest me

Don’t forget to check out all the other great material all the linked blogs have!

Anyone else have a link or hotty-fest going on? Let me know so I can add you to the list.

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Cast Of Trump Assassination Play Is “Exhausted, Nervous, And Fearful” Or Something

Of course, they don’t see the problems as being caused by their own actions, as we see in the Excitable UK Guardian

Actor who played assassin of Trump-like Caesar tells of cast ‘exhaustion and fear’
Corey Stoll, who took role of Marcus Brutus in New York production of Julius Caesar targeted by rightwing protesters, ‘exhaled and sobbed’ after final show

Corey Stoll, the actor who played the assassin Marcus Brutus in a New York production of Julius Caesar that was repeatedly interrupted by pro-Donald Trump protesters, has written of the fear such actions engendered among a cast left “exhausted and nervous” by the time of the final show, in Central Park last Sunday.

Writing for Vulture, Stoll decried “this new world where art is willfully misinterpreted to score points and to distract”.

Is anyone misinterpreting the notion that the play has substituted the duly elected President of the United States in for Julius Caesar, and “murdering” him on stage?

The Public Theater production, which featured a central character dressed to look like Trump, was first interrupted by protester Laura Loomer, who shouted that “this is political violence against the right”. The incident was filmed by Jack Posobiec, a rightwing conspiracy theorist, who stood up and told the crowd: “You are all Nazis like Joseph Goebbels.”

Stoll, who said he was initially worried the decision to depict Caesar as Trump would make the play like a “Saturday Night Live skit”, pointed to the surreality of the moment when he wrote: “I swear I thought he said ‘gerbils’.”

OK, so, we’re not “willfully misinterpreting” the intention of the play. They meant to assassinate Trump on-stage.

The brutality of the assassination in the play and its disastrous consequences showed liberal audience members that violent regime change was “hideous, shameful, and self-defeating”, Stoll wrote.

Nice spin. Perhaps a “beyond mulefritters” category is necessary.

Really, this is all meant to make people feel sorry for the people who have created their own problems, making them Victims. Utterly typical in Victimhood Society.

Actions have consequences. Some good, some neutral, some bad. Did no one consider the ramifications of putting on a play where  President Trump is assassinated nightly? Let’s turn it around: would anyone have considered this a good idea if they substituted Mr. Obama for Julius? If these schmucks feel nervous, exhausted, and fearful, well, that’s on them.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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If All You See…

…is an area flooded by carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Maggie’s Farm, with a post on why American universities are such hotbeds of oppression.

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The Removal Of The EPA’s ‘Climate Change’ Website Is A Declaration Of War!!!!!!

Remember how Democrats were saying we all needed to tone down the rhetoric right after the attempted assassination of Congressional Republicans practicing for a baseball game? Well, that didn’t last long, and they continue to ramp up their unhingedness. Here’s uber-Warmist Jason Samenow in the Washington Post

I worked on the EPA’s climate change website. Its removal is a declaration of war.

This spring, political officials at the Environmental Protection Agency removed the agency’s climate change website, one of the world’s top resources for information on the science and effects of climate change.

To me, a scientist who managed this website for more than five years, its removal signifies a declaration of war on climate science by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. There can be no other interpretation. I draw this conclusion as a meteorologist with a specialization in climate science and as an independent voter who strives to keep my political and scientific views separate. I concede that this specific issue is personal for me, given the countless hours I spent working on the site. But it should be obvious to anyone how this senseless action runs counter to principles of good governance and scientific integrity.

It’s irresponsible and unhinged, but, then, what do we expect from Leftists?

The EPA’s official line is that it is “updating” the climate change website to reflect its new “priorities” under Pruitt and Trump. It has archived the old site but put nothing in its place nor announced a timetable for “updating” it.

Oh, wait, so it still exists, it’s just archived? Huh.

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Elderly Socialist Is Worried About Trump’s Authoritarianism Or Something

Bernie should probably worry more about the fraud investigation against his wife, but, hey, whatever floats his boat

‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said the United States has been slipping toward authoritarianism under President Trump and that citizens have an “enormous obligation” to protect American freedom.

The runner-up for the Democratic presidential nomination last year delivered his scathing critique of the administration in a speech Thursday morning discussing the threat of authoritarianism in both the U.S. and other countries.

“Under President Trump, our country is moving in an authoritarian direction and the very nature of American democracy is under attack,” Sanders said at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Can you explain that, Bernie

In Sanders’ assessment, no other president in U.S. history has told as many “outrageous and blatant lies” as Donald Trump has — to delegitimize the country’s electoral system.

Hmm, that’s not authoritarianism. If it was, than Obama would be part of it, because he lied a lot.

According to Sanders, Trump’s rhetoric also preemptively casts doubt on the results of any future election he might lose — delegitimizing any president who succeeds him. He also reminded listeners that Trump was the principal spokesman for the so-called birther movement based on the “vicious and racist lie” that former President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. and therefore not eligible to be president.

Neither of which are related to authoritarianism. Plus, if you want to discuss casting doubt on an election, you should see what Hillary and the rest of the Democrats have been doing since November 9, 2016.

Sanders took issue with Trump’s mischaracterization of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s response to a recent terrorist attack to promote his controversial travel ban and his routine vilification of journalists as “scum,” “horrible” and “lying, disgusting people.”

“When Trump claims that all of mainstream media is ‘fake news,’ not to be believed, what does that say to the average American?” Sanders said.

It says that the MSM are a bunch of activists for the Democratic Party. Not authoritarianism.

Sanders said that this mindset that only the president can be trusted for the truth suggests something very dark for the future of democracy, and that the Founding Fathers protected the press in the Bill of Rights because a “well-informed citizenry is necessary for democracy to function correctly.”

Suddenly, Bernie is worried about freedom of the press? Perhaps he should talk to his buddy Obama, who had news outlets and reporters investigated by federal authorities.

From Sanders’ perspective, this drift toward authoritarianism and a resurgence of resentment and bigotry is not limited to the United States — it’s happening throughout the world.

“Our duty is to respect our Constitution and to strengthen our democracy, not to undermine it,” Sanders said.

So, nothing but random ramblings from a confused Socialist (he does realize that Socialism in practice is rather authoritarian, right? He does realize his own campaign website was rather authoritarian, such as the part about “bringing climate deniers to justice” for Wrongthink?).

I wonder if Bernie will respect the entire Constitution, such as the requirement that the federal government stop the flow of illegals and uphold the 2nd Amendment. Oh, and free speech, which is under assault on college campuses and other liberal dominated areas. Meh. You know leftists pick and choose what they like.

As far as authoritarianism, Trump couldn’t be further from it. Has he been strengthening the federal government’s control over the nation? Has he been concentrating power in the federal government, and, more specifically, the Executive Branch? All at the expense of personal freedom? You know, all the things Obama did, and the Democratic Party supports?

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House To Vote On Illegal Immigration Laws Next Week

You can expect these to pass on strict party lines, as Democrats are not interested in holding illegal aliens who’ve committed crimes accountable

(Politico) House Republicans are preparing to take up a pair of bills next week that crack down on illegal immigration, according to leadership sources, in a bid to carry out President Donald Trump’s promise of tougher enforcement.

One of the bills to see a floor vote, dubbed Kate’s Law, boosts penalties for immigrants who try to re-enter the United States after being deported. It is named after Kate Steinle, a young woman who was shot and killed in San Francisco by an immigrant who had been deported repeatedly yet returned. Trump frequently discussed the killing on the campaign trail last year.

The family of Kate Steinle is still waiting for a phone call from Mr. Obama, who was great at calling atheletes who declared they were gay, not so much at Americans murdered by illegal aliens with criminal records who had been deported multiple times.

The second is legislation that goes after so-called sanctuary cities — localities that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities, including by refusing to hold an immigrant in jail longer just so federal officials can pick him or her up to be deported. Sanctuary cities, usually liberal jurisdictions such as New York, have also been a major Trump target.

The “No Sanctuaries for Criminals Act” would toughen penalties for sanctuary cities in multiple ways. For example, it would require that cities and counties comply with orders from federal immigration officials, such as “detainers” that keep immigrants in jail so they can be picked up for deportation. It would also bar Homeland Security and Justice Department grants from sanctuary cities that don’t comply.

When they’re talking about “longer”, the time period is 48 hours. When ICE issues a detainer, that is the how long it is good for and ICE needs to pick the illegal alien up in that time. The majority of those ICE issues detainers on have committed serious crimes. Rape, arson, burglary, robbery, murder, sexual assault, among others.

If sanctuary jurisdictions have problems with ICE doing the job of dealing with foreign invasion, as the Constitution dictates the Federal government deal with, then shouldn’t expect federal money for their bad behavior.

It is too bad the bill doesn’t create a method for ICE to quickly obtain warrants from a judge for this, but, then, why do Democratic Party run jurisdictions have a problem holding a criminal illegal alien, who, say, raped a child, for 48 hours, and instead prefer to release them into the U.S.A.?

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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