Anti-Semite Rashida Tlaib Calls For Boycott Of Bill Maher

Israel and Jew haters will be Israel and Jew Haters. It’s a very bad idea when elected members of the federal Congress call for boycotting anything when a citizen says something they do not like. It may not violate the letter of the First Amendment, but, it sure violates the spirit in regards to retaliation

Tlaib hits back at Bill Maher for comments on BDS, compares Israel to apartheid South Africa

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., suggested Saturday that viewers boycott comedian Bill Maher’s HBO talk show after he devoted a segment of Friday’s program to bashing the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, calling it a “bulls— purity test.”

“Maybe folks should boycott his show,” said Tlaib, who went on to compare criticism of the BDS movement to the controversy surrounding boycotts of South Africa’s apartheid regime in the 1970s and 1980s.

“I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom,” the lawmaker continued. “This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn’t work then and it won’t now.”

Interesting. She’s tired of folks discrediting a form of speech, but, uses her perch to call for a boycott an attempt to discredit Maher’s speech. And, of course, she trots out a completely mule fritters comparison to South Africa. The boycott was never about hatred of the nation and it’s people, it was about trying to free them from the oppressive system (which has now turned into an oppressive system against the white residents). The BDS movement is based on hatred of Israel, of wanting to see it wiped from the map, as well as utter hatred of Jews. Remember, these anti-Semites have also said it’s like boycotting the Nazis and Soviet Union, so, their talking points are just masks for their real faces.

Maher is completely correct on the BDS movement, if not strong enough

“It’s a bulls— purity test, BDS is a bulls— purity test by people who want to appear ‘woke’ but actually slept through history class,” Maher said, drawing loud cheers from the audience. “It’s predicated on this notion … I think it’s very shallow thinking that the Jews in Israel are mostly white and Palestinians are mostly brown, so they must be innocent and correct and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this ‘completely peaceful people’ found themselves occupied. Forget about the intifadas and the suicide bombings and the rockets and how many wars.”

The HBO star quoted BDS movement founder Omar Barghouti, who said, “No Palestinian — rational Palestinian, not a sellout Palestinian — will ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine.”

“So that’s where that comes from, this movement. Someone who doesn’t even want a Jewish state at all,” Maher told the panel. “Somehow this side never gets represented in the American media. It’s very odd.”

And that Jew/Israel hatred is so strong that Rashida refused to go see her grandma when given permission to enter Israel because she would be restricted from getting political. These people hate Israel and hate Jews. Look at what they’re looking to do in Europe, requiring crazy labels on products from Israel

Brooke Goldstein, a human-rights lawyer, said, “Could the discrimination be any clearer?”

The ruling stipulates that items made by Muslims must be labeled as coming from ‘Palestine’ while products made by Jews must be labeled as coming from ‘Israeli colonies.”

The BDS folks really are as hardcore on Israel as Iran. They want it gone.

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Bummer: The Climate Change Scam Could Lead To A Mental Health Crisis

Quite frankly, we already have a mental health crisis. Just think about every Democrat out there in their belief in things like gender confusion, introducing themselves with their preferred pronouns, and, of course, their utter climahypocrisy

How the climate emergency could lead to a mental health crisis

The Greenlandic Perspective Survey tells us that 90% of Greenlanders accept that climate change is happening. More than that, it’s making them anxious and depressed. Given that they live in cultural and climactic conditions that put them at the frontline of ecological change, we might be well advised to take their thoughts and feelings seriously. Where they go, we may very well follow.

At opposite ends of the climate spectrum – from the parched landscape of New South Wales to Greenland’s melting sea ice – people are finding the need for new words to describe the mental health issues linked to environmental change. In 2003 the Australian philosopher Glenn Albrecht coined the term solastalgia to describe the anguish caused by environmental alterations due to droughts and destructive mining. Taking the Latin word for comfort (sōlācium) and the Greek root designating pain (-algia) he gives us a neologism that sums up the devastating effects of finding unease where you used to look for relief. (snip)

Alongside these more specialised-sounding terms we also have the more self-explanatory “ecological grief” and even the idea of a kind of post-traumatic stress linked to the state of the planet. This last idea might sound strange – how can it be post-traumatic when the worst is yet to come? Can you be traumatised by something that’s still happening or even, according to some, might not happen at all?

Yes, apparently then can be traumatised by something that is not really happening, and the doom won’t be coming. But, the article attempts to explain it all, ending with

In a sense, all responses to the current ecological climate are mad, or at least maddening. Take the threat seriously and risk succumbing to solastalgia, or blot it out and be accused of opting out of reality. In the first case you madden yourself and in the second you madden other people. It can sometimes seem that the only reasonable response is melancholia, anger and helplessness. In the words of Dr Courtney Howard, board president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment: “The intersection between the climate emergency and mental and physical health will become one of the world’s major issues.”

Yeah, they’re all nutty climate cultists.

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If All You See…

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

The blog of the day is Moonbattery, with a post on fighting knife attacks with racist chicken boxes.

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Carbon Pricing Is Not The Answer To Hotcoldwetdry Or Something

The “or something” is for Warmists noting just how bad carbon pricing is for “developing nations”, but failing to make the connection to every other nation

Carbon Pricing Is Not a Fix for Climate Change

There is much talk today about carbon pricing to reduce CO2 emissions and address climate change. Unlike many environmental pollutants that have a local or regional impact, carbon dioxide (CO2) is global—there is only one atmosphere. If actions taken to reduce atmospheric emissions in one region result in increased emissions elsewhere, then the one atmosphere suffers.

Some form of carbon pricing—a carbon tax, carbon trading, carbon credits—is favored by many politicians, NGOs, academics and even some in industry. But the reality is that a price on carbon will not be adopted by developing and emerging economies because it makes their energy more expensive, and they are too busy trying to build their economies and lift themselves from poverty.

In the developed world, carbon pricing increases the cost of manufacturing and products, which in turn drives manufacturing to developing nations where it is more affordable because of lower labor costs and less stringent environmental regulations and emissions standards. Global emissions rise in the one atmosphere. Put another way, the good intentions of carbon pricing have an unintended negative impact on climate change. This is not hypothetical. It is happening.

Hmm. Makes energy more expensive. Interferes with economies. Increases cost of manufacturing and products. Surprise? Think this won’t have the same effect in nations other than 3rd World?

However, this Scientific American article by Scott Tinker does make one good observation

So what options does energy science suggest will have a major impact on climate change? Natural gas and nuclear fission replacing coal for power generation in major developing nations such as India, China and Vietnam would have a major impact. Carbon capture, utilization and storage, direct carbon capture from the atmosphere, and perhaps nature-based solutions such as increasing the size of forests would help, especially in fossil-fuel producing regions such as the U.S., Russia, China and the Middle East. Distributed renewable energy in rural areas around the world that are currently off-grid will lower emissions and begin to lift more than 1 billion people out of poverty.

But, the Cult of Climastrology is mostly against natural gas and nuclear. A few of their grand poobahs call for it, but, most have a knee-jerk opposition.

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Bummer: Climate Cultist’s Boat Trip Across Atlantic May Not Be As “Green” As Stated

Sarcasm on a Saturday morning is fun. I actually haven’t mentioned much of this little cultist/climahypocrite who’s certainly being controlled by the big cult members, now seems a good time

Using a different source, as that one is behind a paywall that doesn’t work with Pocket

Greta Thunberg’s two-week trip across Atlantic in ‘zero-carbon yacht’ may generate more emissions than it saves as two of the crew have to FLY to New York to bring the boat back to Europe

Greta Thunberg’s trans-Atlantic voyage in a ‘zero-carbon yacht’ has been rocked by revelations that crew will fly to New York in a gas-guzzling plane to bring the boat back to Europe.

It is claimed that this would generate more emissions than the yacht saves and threatens to leave the 16-year-old’s plans to chart an environmentally friendly route to the United States in tatters.

On Wednesday, the Swedish eco-campaigner left Plymouth on the Malizia II for a two-week journey to the United Nations headquarters where she will address a climate change meeting.

But last night, it was confirmed that two crew will have to fly to the US east coast city to man the 60ft yacht on its return.

‘We added the trip to New York City at very short notice, and as a result two people will need to fly over to the US in order to bring the boat back,’ a Team Malizia spokeswoman told the Times.

She added: ‘The world has not yet found a way to make it possible to cross an ocean without a carbon footprint.’

And a further two sailors who are currently on board the Malizia II with Greta may use air travel to get back to Europe.

One question not being asked is “how is Greta getting back to Europe?” Also “will she be limo’d around in NYC?” And “what’s the carbon footprint of the suite she will certainly be staying in?” Oh, and “who’s paying for all this?” Those special clothes for riding in the boat aren’t cheap. Who’s paying to put her up in the city?

Oh, and when do people get pissed off that a teenage girl is being taken advantage of by a cult?

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Gun Grabber Hot Take: “We Can Ban Plastic Straws But We Can’t Ban Scary Looking Guns”

Does it need to be explained? These people are fighting to allow more illegals, human traffickers and MS-13 thugs into America – while taking guns away from Citizens. The Constitution was written to stop gun grabbers

House Democrat calls for gun control: Cities can ban plastic straws but ‘we can’t ban assault weapons?’

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) on Friday evening expressed frustration with Congress’s inability thus far to pass gun control legislation following a number of mass shootings, arguing the public should put pressure on hesitant Republicans.

“I believe that the will of the American people can overpower obstruction in the Senate by the Senate majority leader in terms of bringing bills to the floor to a vote,” Richmond said on CNN. “We have cities that are banning plastic straws, and we can’t ban assault weapons? That just doesn’t make sense to me.”

In case Richmond has missed it, assault weapons are banned in many areas, such as California. Yet are still used in the commission of a crime. Because these same wahoos banning straws and guns are also soft on criminals.

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AOC Says Joe Manchin(D) Will Be A “Big Challenge” In Getting Green New Deal Passed Or Something

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could not even get one Democrat to vote for the GND resolution when it came up for a vote in the Senate. Almost every single one voted “present”, with a few, like Joe Manchin, voting “nay.” She pitched a fit over the Senate voting on it, even forgetting that it was submitted by co-sponsor Ed Markey, thinking that it was only House legislation. And now

Ocasio-Cortez: Manchin Will Be ‘Huge Challenge’ to Passing Green New Deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) in an interview on Thursday said Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D., W.Va.) role as chairman on the Senate Energy and Commerce Committee will make passing the Green New Deal a “huge challenge.”

Ocasio-Cortez sat down for an interview on Thursday with the liberal “Pod Save America” podcast, where she claimed Manchin will be a roadblock to solving the climate crisis. Jon Favreau, who served as a speechwriter for former president Barack Obama and currently co-hosts the podcast, said solving the climate crisis with the Green New Deal “requires a mass mobilization like we haven’t seen since World War II and it requires it urgently.”

“It requires it at a time when our political system is in crisis because one of our parties has been radicalized,” Favreau said. “Where do we begin to make real progress on this when our best hope is Democratic president, 51 senators, no filibuster, and then you are still dealing with Joe Manchin?”

Sure thing, Sparky

“The reason it has to be so sweeping is because we need to give our entire economy, I think, a golden gate of retreat and decarbonization,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “The Green New Deal I think is in many parts is also an economic stimulus package for main street. We had no problem blinking or snapping our fingers and passing the stimulus package, which created a large of amount of political resentment as well because we bailed out Wall Street and did very little for main street. I think this is the answer for that.”

So, it’s not really about ‘climate change’? Huh.

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If All You See…

…is a world turning to desert from carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Jihad Watch, with a post on Swedish police warning women “how to behave” after a slew of rapes by Muslims.

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Gun Grabbers Don’t Quit: Philly Paper Thinks Shooting Is Prefect Opportunity To Turn The Tide

They don’t ever stop trying to disarm law abiding citizens, eh? Not one thing that they propose would have stopped a hardened criminal with a long rap sheet, who really should have still been in prison except for soft on crime Democrats, from obtaining his weapons illegally and using them against police officers. Maurice Hill’s long rap sheet wasn’t mentioned, nor that he was barred from having a firearm in the first place, in this Philly Inquirer piece

Philadelphia police standoff is an opportunity to turn the tide on gun control | Editorial

Wednesday’s prolonged shootout in North Philadelphia that injured six police officers may be the opportunity to turn the tide on gun control.

A narcotics warrant turned into a 7 ½-hour standoff between police and Maurice Hill, who was barricaded in a Tioga rowhouse with a hand gun and an AR-15. None of the officers’ injuries were life-threatening. Around midnight, the gunman surrendered, a testament to the professionalism of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Once again, the availability of firearms made a bad situation worse, and only by miracle, not deadly.

Philly is top ten, again, in the nation for cities with the most firearms restrictions, which, again, mostly only effect law abiding citizens.

So what should we expect to see from the General Assembly, which has a history both of inaction and of preempting cities from passing their own laws? Not much, despite the fact that a majority of Pennsylvania voters and a majority of gun owners support measures such as universal background checks and banning assault weapons.

None of this would have stopped Hill, who was in possession unlawfully, which is a felony, and surely did not obtain them through an NICS background check.

Gun violence in Philadelphia is an epidemic and demands unity, attention, and action. Every stakeholder in the city — from the police union to the mayor and DA and even the U.S. attorney — needs to send a unified message to Harrisburg: The safety of our people, and our police, is not negotiable.

So, even with all that gun control in place in Philly, gun violence is an epidemic? It’s almost like criminals do not follow the law. But, law abiding citizens do. Which leaves them disarmed.

Super-squishy GOP Senator Susan Collins made an interesting point

“I think the difference this time is we had three incidents so close together. Then look at what happened in Philadelphia as well. And we have the president saying that he is on board. And so my hope is that the Democrats truly want a solution and some progress and that they’re not going to play political games with this issue,” Collins said.

But, that’s all they want to do. They want to disarm law abiding citizens. Nothing that the mayor of Philly nor the Inquirer editorial board suggests would cause any issues for the very same criminals that they are soft on to start with.

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The Green New Deal Leads To Communism In Seattle

Leftist cities have found it fashionable of late to pass their own form of the Green New Disaster, er, Deal, or at least bring it up. You know, instead of fixing problems like poop, garbage, and used drug needles in the streets. Massive homelessness. Exploding rat populations. High cost of living. Poverty. And so forth. The article sadly includes a photoshopped picture of a “coal powered plant”, probably to take some of the impact away from Dori Monson’s piece

Dori: Seattle Green New Deal a big step toward communism

I want to make sure you know what is in this Seattle Green New Deal that the Seattle City Council passed earlier this week.

The King County Council is expected to pass a similar deal because they want to reorder all of us into a government-controlled economy. They want to fundamentally destroy capitalism. I am not exaggerating at all. I do know that economies run in cycles, and we are setting ourselves up for disaster during the next cyclical downturn with these measures.

Let me read to you a CliffsNotes version of the Green New Deal that just passed (for the full text, click here.) I’ve seen the City Council pass some far-Left measures over the years, but even I was stunned at how radical this one is.

First of all, they’re going to set up a 16-member Seattle Green New Deal Oversight Board, along with staff. So right there — a bunch more six-figure jobs that we’re funding. But take a look at who must be on that board.

The 16 appointed members shall be comprised of the following:
1. Eight members of communities directly impacted by racial, economic, and environmental injustices. One of these members should be a tribal member. Two of these members should be between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of their appointment (Positions 1 through 8);
2. Three representatives of organizations engaged in environmental justice work (Positions 9 through 11);
3. Two representative of labor unions (Position 12 and 13); and
4. Three individuals with depth of experience in greenhouse gas reduction and climate resiliency strategy relevant to cities and their residents, in fields such as public health, infrastructure, sea level rise, or extreme weather events (Positions 14 through 16).

So we’re going to turn over the re-ordering of our local economy to children, labor unions, and people impacted by injustice. It sounds like only three of the people on the board will actually have any expertise in green energy strategies. “Environmental justice work” is just a word salad made up of words you’re not allowed to criticize. If only three of the 16 are in the field, then you know this isn’t about climate change.

But, this was never about ‘climate change’. ‘Climate change’ is not about the slowly changing climate, but, about pushing Modern Socialism, which is very much an authoritarian political belief.

The City seeks to create a fund and establish dedicated progressive revenue sources for its Green New Deal, along with an associated accountability body, that will be used to make investments in communities, prioritizing those impacted the most by economic, racial, and environmental injustice, and ensuring that those most impacted are centered in policies and empowered to make decisions.

That means massive taxation. The highest achievers, the hardest workers will be taxed so that their money can be given to the oppressed groups … all in the name of the planet.

This all looks like something I’d write, excerpts followed by commentary about how crazy it is.

The city also plans to “encourage the consumption of more plant-based foods and locally-produced foods.” So now they’re going to tell you what foods you should eat?

I do like this next idea though. The city wants to “make transit free, reliable, and widely accessible.” Free must mean there will be no taxes for transit. I can get behind this one.

Oh, wait … does free mean they are just going to tax other people to pay for it? I guess I’m still on the hook after all, then. Right now, every time someone rides a Sounder train from Everett to Seattle, they pay about $6 to $8. We the taxpayers pay $110 in subsidies for that ride.

It is what James Delingpole referred to as “Watermelons”: green on the outside, red on the inside. And this is what most cities are pushing. Which will soon mean more liberals who support this kind of crazy abandoning the cities when it hurts them

(Tulsa Beacon) Have an extra $2,000 you’d like to throw away?

That’s how much the Green New Deal could raise the average household’s annual electric bill, according to a new study from consulting firm Wood Mackenzie. Transitioning all power plants to clean energy — a central goal of the Green New Deal — would cost American consumers a staggering $4.7 trillion over the next two decades. (snip)

The study doesn’t even attempt to measure the cost of the GND’s other, non-climate related reforms, like setting up a single-payer healthcare system or guaranteeing a job to every American. All told, the proposal could cost an incomprehensible $93 trillion — $600,000 per household — according to the American Action Forum.

Come on, Warmists, you’re up for paying, right? And we’ve known that $2,000 cost since February. Funny how most media folks haven’t mentioned it.

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