When Will Democrats Call For Al Franken To Resign Over Sexual Assault?

Yes, Roy Moore should drop out. The allegations are just too much. Oh, and then there’s this (via Twitchy)

That’s a photo of him groping her while she’s asleep, apparently for shits and giggles. And, he apparently forced a kiss on her unwantedly.

At Twitchy, there are lots of tweet threads, such as elected Democrats bending over backwards to avoid discussing. And some Liberals trying to spin this away. And Al Franken’s “apology“, in which he said there should be an ethics investigation into conduct that he, get this, admits to.

Tweeden has accepted his apology, but, hey, under the tenets of Leftist SJW dogma, Franken needs to resign.

Oh, then there’s this

Resign, Al.

More: Here’s Morgan’s article.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she believes Franken’s accusers. Of course, not so much that she thinks he should resign (unlike Roy Moore): she just wants to “hear more.”

But, then, Dems are the party that lionized a guy who left a young woman to drown while he came up with an alibi.

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If All You See…

…is a horrible, evil, carbon polluting airplane which should be banned for Other People, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Raised On Hoecakes, with a post on the narrative that Trump hates Blacks.

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We’re Saved: Pharrell’s ‘Climate Change’ Song To Be Release – In 100 Years

It’s always fantastic when a 1%er who’s living the 1% lifestyle, which includes traveling all around the world on fossil fueled vehicles and using vast amounts of energy for his “concerts” is climate change woke (climawoke?)

Pharrell’s Song That Won’t Be Released for “100 Years” is a Statement About Climate Change

Pharrell Williams just dropped a new song, but you’ll have to wait until 2117 to hear it. That is, unless you were one of the 100 people he premiered it to—who were prohibited from recording it—in Shanghai at a listening party thrown by Louis XIII cognac, which teamed up with Pharrell on the project designed to raise awareness for climate change. Fittingly dubbed “100 years,” the song is a statement about the disastrous effect humans have on the environment, including a rising sea level. If humans continue to contribute to the rising sea level, however, even in 100 years people may not get to hear the song as it’s currently being stored in a clay vessel that will be destroyed should its storage unit ever flood.

In case you’re wondering, yes, Pharrell was in Shanghai. And, a typical 750ml bottle of Louis XIII cognac goes for around $3,000, so, not exactly a middle class liquor, wouldn’t you say?

(Vogue) “I want to be really clear that I am not a tree hugger. I think it’s important that every human being—from the most eco-aware person to someone that’s driving a diesel truck—always has a sense of terrestrial awareness. That’s what it boils down to.”

In other words, do what I say, not what I do.

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GOP Tax Reform Will Hurt Illegal Alien Children Or Something

This has upset the usual illegal alien supporting idiots

200+ Groups Say GOP Tax Plans Hurt Immigrant Children: Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Reject “anti-child and anti-immigrant proposals”

More than 200 organizations Wednesday sent Members of Congress a joint letter opposing tax legislation advanced by Republican leadership of the United States Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. The letter, led by the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), focuses on provisions that will drive up child poverty by denying tax benefits to immigrant children. It was signed by dozens of other local, state, and national organizations, ranging from the National Association of Social Workers and the National Education Association to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and UnidosUS.

“This letter sends a clear message to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle: attacks on immigrant families face fierce opposition from national and local leaders all over America,” said Marielena Hincapié, the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.

The letter focuses on provisions of the House and Senate tax bills that would deny the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and its refundable portion to children who lack a Social Security Number (SSN). Both bills directly target approximately 1 million DREAMer children and their families, threatening to drive them into poverty. Targeting any children in a family will harm the family as a whole – and over 5 million children live in mixed-status households. The House proposal includes similar provisions restricting eligibility for the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which helps students access postsecondary education.

Good grief. We shouldn’t be giving tax breaks and money back to people who are unlawfully present in the United States in the first place. We did not ask them to come here. We did not give them permission to come here. If they do not like the notion that they do not get various tax credits, tough. Leave.

The U.S. tax code should not be providing support for anyone who is illegally present in the U.S.

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Washington Post Is Enraged Over California Shooting, And Wants Congress To Do Something

According to the Brady Campaign, California is the state with the most gun restrictions. They have 8 laws on “assault weapons” and magazine size. Eleven on background checks. Seven on high risk gun possession. Twelve on buyer regulations. Seven for possession. Eighteen for domestic violence. The Washington Post Editorial Board seems to forget this

Don’t be relieved only five people died in California. Be enraged.

SO INURED has this country become to mass shootings that when another person with a semiautomatic weapon goes on a rampage, we’re conditioned to focus on reactions, rather than root causes. In the case of an incident in Northern California on Tuesday, we feel gratitude that quick action by school officials saved children’s lives, that police acted heroically and that this time only five people were killed. Yet what ought to be foremost is rage at the refusal of lawmakers to take action that might prevent these needless tragedies — and a renewed demand for sensible gun-control regulations, including a ban on assault weapons and comprehensive background checks with better enforcement.

They have all those in California.

The killer was known to authorities. He had been arrested in January and was out on bail on charges that he stabbed a neighbor. There was a restraining order against him. There had been complaints about him firing rounds for days before Tuesday’s events. And there had been a call to police about domestic violence. Family members said he had a history of mental illness and episodes of rage. Yet there he was — a poster child for someone who shouldn’t have guns — wearing a ballistic vest and equipped with at least a semiautomatic rifle and two handguns.

Wait, he had weapons? In California? How’d that happen?

How did that occur? The shooter had been ordered by a court in April to surrender all his firearms. Was there a breakdown in the system? “There must be,” the killer’s sister said, “some gates on people like this from getting guns. This is the same story we’re hearing more and more.” Sadly, though, it is one that has yet to register with Congress.

What is Congress supposed to do, pray tell? He wasn’t supposed to have guns. Do you know what he did, because he couldn’t legally purchase them?

(USA Today) Two of the guns used in the Tehama County mass shooting on Tuesday were homemade, while the other two were not registered to the shooter, officials said.

That’s right, he made two rifles from parts. He obtained the handguns elsewhere. All in violation of California law, not too mention the restraining order on him possessing guns, per California law.

(Newser) The man who killed five people in a shooting rampage in California on Tuesday was banned by court order from owning firearms—and police are being criticized for failing to take action after neighbors in Rancho Tehama Reserve complained that he had been firing hundreds of rounds. At a press conference Wednesday, Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said Kevin Janson Neal refused to cooperate with investigators, the Sacramento Bee reports. “He was not law enforcement friendly. He would not come to the door,” Johnston said. “You have to understand, we can’t anticipate what people are going to do. We don’t have a crystal ball.” Neal was out on bail after being charged with assault in January.

The systems in place stopped him from having legally purchased firearms. So the whackjob built them/stole them. And then the government failed. What, exactly, is Congress to do about this? What laws not already in place would have stopped this tragic incident? Even a full on ban on guns wouldn’t stop this. Because criminals will criminal.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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‘Climate Change” Will Determine Humanity’s Destiny Or Something

Here we go

Climate change will determine humanity’s destiny, says Angela Merkel

“Climate change is an issue determining our destiny as mankind – it will determine the wellbeing of all of us,” the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has told the world’s nations gathered at a climate summit.

The delegates heard a series of strong political messages on Wednesday, urging them to use the final two days of the summit to complete important work on putting the landmark 2015 Paris deal into action. Without this, the world faces a devastating 3C or more of global warming.

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, told the conference in Bonn of his visit to the Caribbean after this year’s hurricanes.

“The catastrophic damage of climate change is upon us and when the frontline is devastated, the whole army is lost” he said, railing against the $825bn invested in fossil fuels in 2016. “We must stop making bets on an unsustainable future.”

There were lots and lots of political speeches, because, at the end of the day, this is all about politics. Merkel is right, it will determine our destiny (at least to a point): it’s a choice between a cult that wants to substantially increase the size and power of government over citizens, private entities, economies, the energy sector, while enacting lots and lots of taxes and fees. It’s about control. Call it Marxism, socialism, progressivism, fascism, whatever, it’s all the same, massive governmental control as determined by global elites, who won’t see the same negative results in their own lives.

The other option is freedom and liberty.

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If All You See…

…is a horrible fossil fueled plane causing the earth to burn, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Right Scoop, with a post on a list meant to expose creepy sexual harassers in Congress.

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How Cute: Cards Against Humanity Purchases Border Property To Stop Wall

Once again, I’ll reiterate that I’m not a big fan of a border length wall. We can have a wall in certain areas, with human patrols in the rest, and do many other things that dissincentivize illegals from coming and staying. This, though, is just virtue signaling

(Business Insider) The company behind the popular card game “Cards Against Humanity” says it has purchased vacant land along the US-Mexico border in an attempt to block the construction of President Trump’s proposed border wall.

The card-game company has promised a map of the land and six other “surprises” to anyone who donates $15 to its campaign to “save America.”

The map and other promised items will be delivered to donors’ homes in December, according to a website devoted to the campaign.

Within seven hours of the campaign’s launch, the “surprise” packages were sold out, according to USA Today.

“Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans,” the company says on its website. “He is so afraid that he wants to build a $20 billion wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing. So we’ve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built.”

Well, good luck with that, guys. Especially if you do not develop the land. But, then, this is really just being #Resist, virtue signaling, and, let’s face it, a really spiffy marketing campaign to sell their weird product in the leadup to Christmas.

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Climate Change Is Turbocharging Tree Growth In Cities Or Something

Trees growing is a good thing, isn’t it? Not in Warmist World

CLIMATE CHANGE IS TURBOCHARGING GROWTH OF CITY TREES. AND THAT’S REALLY BAD NEWS

Urban trees are growing faster than their counterparts in rural areas—a whopping 25 percent faster, according to a study published Monday.

In an analysis of nearly 1,400 urban trees from Berlin and Munich, Germany, Cape Town, South Africa, Santiago, Chile, Hanoi, Vietnam, and other cities, researchers found that trees in metropolitan areas have been growing at faster rates than in rural areas since the 1960s. The researchers tracked mostly mature trees, with an emphasis on typical and predominant tree species for each city, and examined their growth in city centers and rural areas outside the city.

This is primarily for younger trees. When they get older, growth rates tends to smooth out. Regardless, this is means doom due to ‘climate change’

The heat island effect is to blame for the growth acceleration, according to researchers. The heat island effect, which is the way urban areas experience higher temperatures as a result of human activity, can stimulate photosynthetic activity and extend the time of the year during which trees grow. Though the idea of larger trees may suggest a positive effect, the more quickly trees age, the sooner they die. Cities will have to replace these trees sooner, according to Pretzsch.

Um, wait, the heat island effect? Check out the way they position it, not quite lying, but not quite telling the truth. Yes, it is human activity, but, it is not really from greenhouse gases, but from buildings, roads, glass, things that produce heat, all in confined areas, which tends not to dissipate like in the surrounding country side. While cities are certainly warmer than the surrounding areas, and are the result of activities by Mankind, this has little to do with ‘climate change’, as it is a localized phenomena. It is not global.

Trees have benefits ranging from increased urban biodiversity to soaking of carbon dioxide and mitigating climate change, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. Planting trees strategically in cities could cool the air between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius to reduce the urban heat island affect, which is expected to exacerbate health issues caused as a result of deadly future heat wavesin urban areas. Urban trees can also be filters for pollutants, help prevent floods and are often associated with better physical and mental health.

I recommend that cities tear down tons of buildings to plant trees, and that everyone give up their use of fossil fuels. Since so many city dwellers are Believers in AGW.

This just goes to show that no matter what, Warmists will find the negative and Doom in everything.

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Wendy Davis Attempts To Rebrand Gun Control As A Female Issue

You remember Wendy Davis, right? She’s the one who attempted to filibuster an abortion law in Texas, lost, but was celebrated by the Left for yammering on in pink shoes in order to protect infanticide. She then parlayed that into a run for Texas, in which she again lost. Got smoked! And now she tries this

Wendy Davis: Why Women Shouldn’t Shut Up About Gun Violence
Women are disproportionately affected by guns in America, and now they’re leading the fight for gun control.

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Let’s be clear about what’s going on here. These headlines, these senseless killings, are about people using guns to kill people and therefore, this is a “guns situation” (as President Trump denied in reference to the recent shooting at the small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas). And because the majority of mass shooting incidents — at least 54 percent — in the United States involve domestic violence, it’s a “violence against women situation” as well. (And that doesn’t even count the mass shooters who have committed acts of domestic violence in the past and then later go on to shoot and kill people who are not in their domestic circle, as was the case in Sutherland Springs.)

That 54% is a pretty loose statistic. Regardless this is a women situation or something

While gun safety may not seem like a feminist issue at first blush, it doesn’t take too much digging to see that women are uniquely vulnerable to and disproportionately the victims of gun violence. As former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (herself a survivor of gun violence) has eloquently said: “Dangerous people with guns are a threat to women. Criminals with guns. Abusers with guns. Stalkers with guns. That makes gun violence a women’s issue. For mothers, for families, for me and you.”

What better way to protect women than a gun? Which is why women have been one of the largest groups purchasing firearms the past few years. Because a whistle doesn’t work.

Americans know this. That’s why the majority of Americans support common-sense gun safety measures like universal background checks and a ban on rapid-fire assault weapons. But how will we ever manage to adopt those policy reforms with all those NRA shills in office?

Rapid fire. Like, how fast you can pull the trigger. Which is exactly the same on every semi-automatic  weapon, be it a scary looking “assault rifle” or a .22 handgun. Also, perhaps all the existing laws should be implemented. Regardless, based on the shootings in California, heavy restrictions do not seem to stop nutters

A wise lawmaker once said to me, “Change happens when mama bear gets mad.” Well, in the face of repeated mass shootings around the country and the human carnage left in their wake, mama bear is fire-engine-red mad right now. And she’s not backing down. Women are leading the fight for common sense gun safety reforms across this country – from Moms Demand Action to Gabby Giffords’ Americans for Responsible Solutions to women voting their conscience at the ballot box.

Well, good for them. Why do they want to restrict firearms from being obtained by law abiding women? Let’s jump to the Washington Free Beacon

“While gun safety may not seem like a feminist issue at first blush, it doesn’t take too much digging to see that women are uniquely vulnerable to and disproportionately the victims of gun violence,” Davis argued.

The opposite is true, however; statistics show that men are far more likely than women to be the victims of gun violence.

In 2015, the gun homicide rate for men was 19.3 for every 100,000 Americans, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. By contrast, the rate for women was six times lower, at 3.2 per 100,000 people.

It’s no wonder Wendy was wrong: she was taking stats and stuff from groups who really want to confiscate firearms, not implement policies that would do a lot to stop criminals from obtaining and using them.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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