The NY Times Apparently Is Good With Gay Bashing If They Can Smear Trump

When will the NY Times denounce the NY Times opinion pages? (via Twitchy)

And when will the LGBT community call out the Times?

Just imagine had a right leaning paper done something similar about Obama and Iran?

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If All You See…

…are mountains which lost all the glaciers and OMG(aia) we’re doomed, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Blazing Cat Fur, with a post on facial recognition at concerts.

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CNN: France’s World Cup Win A Win For Africa And All Immigrants Or Something

Sorry, French people, your World Cup win is not yours, so says Peniel Joseph

France’s World Cup win is a victory for immigrants everywhere

France’s electrifying 4-2 World Cup win over Croatia represents a victory for Africa and immigrants everywhere.

The team’s success is particularly noteworthy because of the way in which anti-immigrant sentiment, especially against migrants with African roots, has roiled French society over the past two decades. In 2005, racial and urban unrest gripped suburban housing projects outside of Paris in the wake of the death of two teenagers who were electrocuted in a substation after being chased by police. And just last month, riots erupted in the French city of Nantes, two hours outside of Paris, after a young Guinean immigrant was shot and killed after being stopped by the police.

Clashes over police brutality, racial justice and economic opportunity shape debates across Europe and the United States regarding who deserves the right to be a citizen. Immigrants with African roots populate all parts of French society, particularly the areas that require hard, at times poorly paid and dangerous labor. Many of these immigrants — and citizens — are connected to France and the larger European Union’s colonial past.

Good grief. These people. A goodly chunk of those “rioting” (burning cars is a sport that breaks out all the time by these people) was done by people who are illegally present in France. But, really, is anyone surprised that a leftist nutter had to go down this route? I would have been more surprised if there wasn’t a story trying to link the World Cup to SJW stuff like unfettered immigration. And, yes, they also have plenty of stories linking the World Cup and ‘climate change’. Moving on

France’s at times toxic debate over immigration anticipated America’s contemporary global debate over immigration, one that scapegoats the most vulnerable populations as thieves, rapists and murderers. England’s decision to leave the European Union, what’s become popularly known as “Brexit,” came in the wake of a xenophobic campaign that smeared immigration as spelling the death knell of a racially pure British identity.

We can no longer afford to pretend that immigrants entering any nation on earth are not fellow citizens seeking the opportunity to thrive and become citizens of a reimagined world community. France’s World Cup team demonstrates to all how immigration, at its best, holds the key to a liberated and more humane future for us all.

In other words, let them all in. Just not near where the liberals live. They don’t like that much.

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We Should Be Talking About ‘Climate Change’ Because A Woman’s Baby Can’t Sleep At Night Or Something

Personally, I’d recommend turning on the air conditioning and living in modern world, but, hey, we all know that a 1.5F increase in global temperatures over 170 years is doom

My baby can’t sleep from the heat, why aren’t we talking about climate change?

Irritated and covered in sweat, yet again my two year old daughter is struggling to sleep in her cot. I’ve now lost count of the number of nights that the baby thermometer has scowled at me for putting her to bed in officially dangerous temperatures.

The ongoing heatwave is the main topic of everyday conversation these days, with record-breaking temperatures and wildfires covering newspapers’ front pages and the NHS issuing health warnings for vulnerable groups.

Yet there has been a deafening silence about the likely key driver – climate change.

I am staggered at how difficult it is for us as a society to talk about the links between climate change and extreme weather events like heatwaves. Most people have no problem talking about the links between lung cancer and smoking, even if they aren’t lung cancer specialists. But whenever I’ve brought up the subject of climate change in conversations about the heatwave with people around me, they’ve quickly changed the subject.

Probably to something like “turn the ac on, dumbass.” Unshockingly, this person having this issue, Jamie Clarke, is a climate change activist. So of course he finds this “problem.”

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Gun Grabbers Upset That People Are Licensing Their Guns, British Edition

Gun grabbers throughout the First World always tell us that they do not want to take our guns, they just want to keep them out of the hands of criminals. That they want universal background checks and that guns should be registered. That they’re worried about “assault rifles” which they now call “weapons of war.” Well, in jolly old England, handguns are mostly banned, and semi-automatic rifles, including those “weapons of war”, are banned in anything over .22 caliber. As for the others? Dominic Robertson at the Shropshire Star (near Birmingham, western England) is rather upset

Big rise in the number of licensed guns in the region

Newly released figures from the Home Office show that in March this year, there were 25,086 licensed firearms in the West Mercia Police force area, up from 19,122 in 2009.

The number excludes shotguns, which are licensed separately.

It means there are 1,993 firearms for every 100,000 people in West Mercia, an increase of 26 per cent from March 2009 when local records were first collated. It is the highest rate at any point over the last decade.

In total, 7,171 valid firearm licences in West Mercia covered an average of 3.5 guns each.

There were a further 67,651 licensed shotguns in the area – a decrease on a decade ago.

In Dyfed-Powys there were 13,129 licensed firearms, up from 11,593 in 2009.

There were 35,787 licensed shotguns, again a fall on the number recorded 10 years ago.

OK, so a goodly chunk are shotguns. Didn’t they realize that Vice President Joe Biden said a shotgun was great for defense?

Gill Marshall-Andrews, chairwoman of the Gun Control Network, said that society should be working towards fewer guns, and that the rise in legal firearms was difficult to explain.

She said: “We campaign strongly for tighter licensing laws and those have been introduced, by and large. It is becoming more difficult to get a gun licence, so I have no idea why it has gone up.

“Unless we are going to say that nobody should have a gun – and we have never said that – you should have a good reason to own a gun, and you should be a proper person.

Nobody wants to take their guns, they just want to reduce the number of guns and make it harder and harder for law abiding citizens to obtain a firearm.

One has to wonder if the increase in guns like shotguns and certain rifles has anything to do with the number of “refugees”, legal and illegal, streaming into the U.K., and all the rape and crime they bring with them.

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If All You See…

…is horrible heat snow from carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

girls of norway

The blog of the day is D.C. Clothesline, with a post on Joe Manchin’s response to Chuck Schumer on Kavanaugh.

It’s Norway week. Would have done Sweden, but, it doesn’t look like there are any Swedes left, just Islamist refugees.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Gil Elvgren Pinup

Happy Sunday! Another fantastic summer day in America. The Sun is shining, the birds are singing, the MLB All Star game is almost here. This pinup is by Gil Elvgren, with a wee bit of help.

What’s happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Yid With Lid discussed Democrats warring against themselves
  2. Weasel Zippers covers failed candidate Hillary Clinton’s claim on Brett Kavanaugh
  3. This ain’t Hell... notes Columbus’ bump stock ban being ruled un-Constitutional
  4. The Right Scoop wonders why the DNC head won’t answer one simple question
  5. The Powers That Be discusses NBC News’ new big scoop on Trump’s golf course
  6. The People’s Cube covers Trump meeting the first woman president
  7. The Last Tradition notes the real world of liberal run cities
  8. The Crawdad Hole highlights Britain’s nutty left
  9. White House Dossier discusses Pelosi’s bait and switch
  10. Raised On Hoecakes offers life lessons from the fields of play
  11. Powerline has Democratic socialism in one poster
  12. Political Clown Parade notes the meddlesome meddler
  13. Pacific Pundit discusses the Washington Post’s fake news on Nikki Haley
  14. Noisy Room notes Mitch McConnell finding a spine
  15. And last, but not least, Moonbattery discusses tolerance

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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The Media, Online And Outraged: Trump Makes Being A D.C. Tour Guide A Tough Gig Or Something

Let’s jump back in time, all the way to April 5th, 2006, during the time of Bush Derangement Syndrome, a day the Washington Post published this article

The Left, Online and Outraged

In the angry life of Maryscott O’Connor, the rage begins as soon as she opens her eyes and realizes that her president is still George W. Bush. The sun has yet to rise and her family is asleep, but no matter; as soon as the realization kicks in, O’Connor, 37, is out of bed and heading toward her computer.

Out there, awaiting her building fury: the Angry Left, where O’Connor’s reputation is as one of the angriest of all. “One long, sustained scream” is how she describes the writing she does for various Web logs, as she wonders what she should scream about this day.

She smokes a cigarette. Should it be about Bush, whom she considers “malevolent,” a “sociopath” and “the Antichrist”? She smokes another cigarette. Should it be about Vice President Cheney, whom she thinks of as “Satan,” or about Karl Rove, “the devil”? Should it be about the “evil” Republican Party, or the “weaselly, capitulating, self-aggrandizing, self-serving” Democrats, or the Catholic Church, for which she says “I have a special place in my heart . . . a burning, sizzling, putrescent place where the guilty suffer the tortures of the damned”?

That was the Unhinged Left, highlighted for all to see. They all seemed to wake up and use their festering hatred to find things to slam Bush and his people over, or others who disagree. It wasn’t healthy. It’s one thing to have a few interests you focus on as a blogger, a reporter, etc. They took it up to the legendary 11. Now, though, we get professional news outlets, reporters, and opinion writers (not too mention elected Democrats losing their minds) mimicking this very trope, as witnessed by Steve Hendrix in the very same Washington Post

‘What a crazy country’: Trump makes being a D.C. tour guide a tough gig

It started, as it often does, when the D.C. Nation Tours bus passed the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House. A many-accented murmur of curiosity was followed by a shouted question from a Peruvian visitor in the back.

“What do local people really think of him?”

“What do local people think of President Trump?” veteran D.C. tour guide Maricar Donato repeated evenly into her microphone on a hot July morning, instantly wary of any political discord that might ding a $7.5 billion tourism industry that brings 20 million annual visitors to the nation’s capital.

“He is too reactive,” called a man from Guatemala.

“Fifty percent of the people love him and fifty percent can’t stand him,” offered a tourist from Miami.

“Fifty-fifty,” repeated Donato, a Filipino immigrant, latching on to a compromise. “That is a good answer. He is our president, and we respect that. Now look at the Corinthian columns on the National Archives on your right . . . ”

One has to wonder if this is even true, or just something that emanated from the fever-swamp, TDS infused mind of Steve Hendrix, much like the whole “plane bae” story was apparently made up because someone was bored and wanted to make a splash on social media. How did he even find this front page story?

The bus rolled on, the tourists sat back and Donato had once again deflected a tour-group tempest particular to Trump-era touring: Sightseeing devolving into slight slinging.

Some groups have erupted in boos when passing the Trump-emblazoned hotel, while others have nearly emptied the souvenir carts of Make America Great Again caps. It falls to beleaguered tour guides to keep peace on the bus during a broiling, roiling tourist season. (snip)

But as with many things, the tensions are heightened in the Trump era. Many are worried that foreign visitors in particular are being turned off — even turned away — by a trash-talking, tariff-loving commander in chief. And a strong dollar hasn’t helped, making the country harder to afford for many foreigners.

“My tours are getting smaller and smaller,” said Dutch-speaking guide Ruth Roberts, whose typical groups of 30 or so have shrunk to about 17 this summer. Three of her fall groups from Europe have already canceled as well. “The feeling has soured tremendously.”

Isn’t it interesting how the Credentialed Media attempts to find ways to slam the U.S. when a Republican is president?

Back when she was asked where tourists could see Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress, she answered that the Smithsonian does boast a lovely collection of First Ladies’ gowns. Today, when baffled foreigners ask how come Trump is president when Hillary Clinton got more votes, she’s ready with a spiel on the electoral college.

“Fortunately, I read a children’s book about it so I can explain it simply,” she said.

And how to do they respond?

“They say, ‘What a crazy country you are.’ ”

And next time your nation needs rescuing, remember who comes to your aid…..nah, let’s not go down that route, let’s just remember, with virtually every article in major news outlets, that the writers are online and angry, and we can’t know how much is real and how much is just manufactured out of some sort of derangement syndrome. Remember the original article from 2006, and put it in context of the media today.

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New Hot ‘Climate Change’ Term: Climate Gentrification

Because, thanks to you driving the kids to soccer in your fossil fueled minivan and bringing them oranges from far away places, the poor will be forced from their homes

Climate Change Will Force the Poor From Their Homes

It’s no surprise that a list of places most at risk from climate change and sea-level rise reads like a Who’s Who of global cities, since historically, many great cities have developed near oceans, natural harbors, or other bodies of water. Miami ranks first, New York comes second, and Tokyo, London, Shanghai, and Hong Kong all number among the top 20 at-risk cities in terms of total projected losses.

Cities in the less developed and more rapidly urbanizing parts of the world, such as Ho Chi Minh City and Mumbai, may experience even more substantial losses as a percentage of their total economic output. Looking out to 2050, annual losses from flooding related to climate change and sea-level rise could increase to more than $60 billion a year.

But global climate change poses another risk for cities: accelerated gentrification. That’s according to a new studyby Jesse Keenan, Thomas Hill, and Anurag Gumber, all of Harvard University, that focuses on “climate gentrification.” While still emerging and not yet clearly defined, the theory of climate gentrification is based, the authors write, “on a simple proposition: [C]limate change impacts arguably make some property more or less valuable by virtue of its capacity to accommodate a certain density of human settlement and its associated infrastructure.” The implication is that such price volatility “is either a primary or a partial driver of the patterns of urban development that lead to displacement (and sometimes entrenchment) of existing populations consistent with conventional framings of gentrification.”

The screed digs deep into this. I’ll leave it up to you to read.

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If All You See…

…is an ocean that is rising up to swamp the land….seriously, look at the water on the rocks!!!!, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Pacific Pundit, with a post on Portland leftists yelling the N word at a black ICE agent.

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