Free Speech

In California there is a bill up that

Assembly Bill 2943 would make it an “unlawful business practice” to engage in “a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer” that advertise, offer to engage in, or do engage in “sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.”

The bill then defines “sexual orientations change efforts” as “any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation. This includes efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.” (Emphasis added.)

Let’s assume everyone is on a spectrum. Some very homosexual and some very heterosexual and some in between. You would not be allowed to discuss all the ups/downs of choosing an option within the spectrum to either stay with or not. Maybe you have a girlfriend and a boyfriend and you need some counseling to figure out your life. No can do.

HOWEVER, you CAN choose to discuss changing the gender of your 12 year old daughter because she’s a tomboy. Including all the way through to giving her hormones to keep her from developing naturally.

We have entered crazy town.

ht Maggie’s Farm

Kevin Williamson

Kevin Williamson is one of the best writers out there. I don’t care what subject it is, if he’s written the column, I’m going to read it.
Andrew Klavan supports him with this (ht Maggie’s Farm):

Now, I love reading Kevin’s pieces and sometimes I agree with them, or part of them. But here’s a fun fact to know and share: When I disagree with something he says, I don’t burst into flames or faint dead away or explode or even melt like the Wicked Witch. I merely sharpen my arguments against his and wake the morrow morn a wiser man.

I completely agree. That’s the point of reading opinion columns. You sharpen your own thoughts. You may even be convinced. [aside: often you hear that people should read from the left and the right….as soon as the left brings me a writer like Kevin Williamson, I’d be happy to]

Jeffery Goldberg of the Atlantic hired Mr. Williamson and fired him 2 weeks later due to the screaming of the masses. It’s quite clear that the US rule of not negotiating with terrorists is a good one. As the screaming masses win each of these “fights”, they just scream louder the next time around.
Good luck with that, you on the left. It will turn around and bite you in the rear.

Women are clearly very weak creatures

Women are clearly very weak creatures who need the extra protection of government regulation when dealing with men in any situation.

Seriously? Did I grow up in this age/time only to be told that I don’t have enough power in me to say ‘bugger off’ to a man whistling to me on the street?

Apparently in the Netherlands:

The Labour party (PvdA) has launched draft legislation which would make it a criminal offence to sexually harass women on the street.

Read more at DutchNews.nl: Labour seeks to make sexual harassment on the streets a crime http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/02/labour-seeks-to-make-sexual-harassment-on-the-streets-as-crime/

ht Return of Kings who sees the future writing on the wall.

QOTD

The part in bold regarding David Brooks’ pronouncement that he doesn’t have a clue.

Note that even David Brooks’ pronouncement that he needs to “socially mingle” with his lessers is just a regurgitation of another old idea he had — that the someone should set up programs to let The Elite go on camping trips with those of the lower orders, to facilitate such “social mingling.”

Or, as I like to say: David Brooks demands that a government program be set up which can introduce him to his doorman.

#NeverHillary (?)

Robert Tracinsky looks into why there is not a #neverHillary movement like the #neverTrump movement.

It’s a good question. Here’s what he comes up with:

the left is more accustomed than the right to sacrificing scruples for the sake of power — or at least, it is more used to doing it openly. If your ideological goal is greater government control of the economy (and just about everything else), then wielding government power is an indispensable first step. You have to win before you can even discuss what it is you’re going to do with the levers of power.

On the right, the object is to REDUCE government power. I’m a Cruz supporter and yet when he goes stupid and says things about the ignorant electorate I cringe and immediately jump to all is lost. Clinton supporters don’t do that and apparently neither do Trump supporters.

Memorial Day

Via Blackfive

Today, we as a nation (and hopefully as individuals) honor those who gave all of their tomorrows so we could have this day. As you travel, enjoy food and drink, or do some activity: they gave their life so you could do those things.

They have paid the price for you to have this day. The least we can do is remember them, on this their day. Think of them, give thanks for what they did, and acknowledge that price paid.

Whoa – Racism

Ace of Spades gives room for Stephen den Beste to write on the press and why they fight so hard to make certain that Obama is successful.

According to him:

But no one wants to hang Obama’s head on their wall. Any good little liberal press person who does that will be scorned for the rest of their lives by all the people they know whose opinions they value. You! You’re the one who ruined it all! It’ll be a hundred years until we can get another non-white-male elected, and it’s all your fault!

No one wants to be the one who breaks the spell, even though the Emperor truly does not have any clothes. Everyone is thinking the same thing: You know, Obama really isn’t a very good president. Truth to tell, he’s been terrible. People voted for him because he was black. He’s the first Affirmative Action President.

They’re all thinking that, but it’s, you know, racist and if anyone says it, they could start the process of ruining everything

Interesting thing…..bullshit. I don’t think for a second that Obama, this Barack Obama in any way reflects every other minority/female potential president out there. He is reflective of a knee jerk progressive community organizer and that’s it.

IF the media backs him because they assume that future minority/female candidates will be judged on his record then THEY are horrible racists and they think you are a horrible person.

Tonight: Liberty on the Rocks 1 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Join us on Monday, May 13th, when we will be celebrating the first anniversary of the Flatirons chapter with a showing of “FrackNation” – a documentary that follows journalist Phelim McAleer as he seeks out the science behind, and truth about, fracking. After the movie there will be short Q&A with Americans for Prosperity, followed by the opportunity to network with other local liberty supporters. Come for the event, stay for the food and networking – you’re guaranteed a great evening no matter what!

Hope to see you there at Miller’s Bar and Grille in Lafayette

UPDATE: The movie was fun, the company was great and hopefully the fundraiser helped out the group.

The fracking people need a hook, a reason for people to be pro-fracking. Good luck with that.
Here’s the anti side: They poison us, they are ugly, they ream the earth and run off with the ugly profits and they want to drill right next door to you.
Here’s the pro side: Those anti people have no scientific evidence of any of that (except maybe the profits).

They’re not going to win with that argument.
Frackers should be engaging the world on how they have lowered emissions, and allowed drilling to occur in smaller areas than before. They should go on and on about no more need for Middle East involvement and how bad for the environment is importation of energy. They need a bunch of these guys talking about poor people and how fracking has helped to boost them. Instead they are suing the city of Longmont. [and good for them, they should]

Since really that’s the only way they will win, that’s what they need to do. I’ll support them, but to get me to care enough to leave my home and get involved in loud protests they’ll need a bigger hook. Maybe the old…..”First they came for the frackers and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a fracker…” line.

Benghazi

3 things that leave me seeing red concerning this administration.

Hondurus
Fast and Furious
Benghazi

Am listening to the hearing happening right now.
I have no premonition on how this will play in the media, nor do I really care. At least this stuff is now out there.

I wish someone would tell a Democrat (any Democrat in the hearing) who is pressing the well known “fact” that help would have arrived too late, “What difference does it make” when there was a) no way to know if that would be true at the time as the attack could have lasted for days and b) this hearing has 3 parts, pre, during, post attack. Deal with all 3.