CNN knew exactly what they were doing with this headline, and they were called out accordingly:
The “but” is what gives it away. It indicates owning a gun is somehow a disqualifier for her to be a judge. As if non-gun owners are the only people who should be allowed to be judges in gun rights cases.
CNN’s use of the word “fairly” is of course totally misleading. What they really mean by “fairly” is “against gun owners.”
CNN of course would see no problem with a SCOTUS nominee not owning a gun, since that nominee would be more likely to rule against gun rights. Which is what the hopelessly biased Leftwing activists at CNN want. They have no interest at all in “fairness.”
Leftwing media outlets only care about potential bias when it’s not leftwing bias. They sound the alarm and flip their lids when there’s even a hint of bias going the other way. “She owns a gun! There’s no way she’s going to strike down the Second Amendment like we want her to!”
The only principle these people adhere to is winning. Every “rule” they try to impose in the name of “fairness” is simply an attempt to further tilt the playing field in their favor. They’re just so sneaky and underhanded and dishonest, and go to great lengths to try to disguise their political activism.
“Hey, we’re just trying to make sure she judges gun rights cases fairly!”
They really think nobody can see through their bullshit, don’t they?
[YouTuber] Ya Boi Zach makes a point, inadvertently, which is also made by Greg Lukianoff.
Ya Boi Zach notes that people who have mild bits of insanity or character defects are often put on the right path by people just telling them “You’re being weird, you should stop that.”
Ya Boi Zach, for example, is maybe a bit on the spectrum, and used to just walk into the middle of a group discussing some topic and completely ignore their topic to declare that he now wanted to talk about comic books (or whatever).
After being told a few times that this isn’t normal, that you’re supposed to let people talk out their current topic before trying to conversation-jack, he got the message and stopped doing that. He was told he was being weird, so he learned the social cues and norms and stopped being weird. (In that way, at least.)
But what happens when people stop chiding you for your weird behaviors? What happens, in fact, when the dominant leftwing culture begins praising you for your weirdest, most mentally-ill behaviors?
This phenomenon where weird, mentally-ill behaviors are no longer discouraged but in fact encouraged explains a lot of where we are now as a country.
This is of course exactly what’s happened with emotional fragility and meltdowns and “triggering.” In the past, more mentally stable people would tell the less mentally-stable/emotionally labile people to stop freaking out, and to start acting like a normal, mentally-healthy person.
But the dominant leftwing culture decided that being “triggered” and having bizarre childlike tantrums over everything was somehow virtuous, and so they began teaching children and young adults that it was healthy and noble to start quivering and shrieking any time you saw something you didn’t like.
And thereby: Our dominant culture stopped reigning people in from mental illness, and started instead affirmatively training people to be mentally ill, and to in fact cultivate mental illness the way one might cultivate a wine connoisseurship or gourmet’s palate —cultivating aspects of insanity as a badge of cultural prestige.
The political left — already proven by every single test ever given — was already by far the most neurotic and hysterical cohort on earth. And yes, the group most likely to have been diagnosed with a mental illness.
And now they’ve reshaped society to mirror their own inner lunacy, so that lunatic behavior is now deemed sane and very lunatic behavior is now deemed saintly.
Ace was commenting on this ridiculous article posted in the Washington Post by a woman who was bragging about the extreme measures she takes to keep herself safe from… 😱😱😱THE VIRUS 😱😱😱.
You can find some quotes from the article at Ace’s website, but here are a few of the most outlandish:
I start each morning by taking my temperature with an infrared thermometer and my oxygen level with my oximeter. I check the conjunctival tissue in my eyes in the mirror; examine my feet for covid-19 toes, which are skin lesions or bumps. I take a quick whiff of something smelly like peanut butter or perfume.
If I pass all these tests, I can enter the world. I fold a tissue and place it inside the top of my mask to absorb moisture and prevent steaming or sweating. I wear a face shield over my mask should anyone sneeze or cough on me, which might protect from droplets, although I know that aerosols can creep around facial shields. I protect my eyes with “onion goggles” that have a sponge around the inside and provides a tighter fit than regular glasses. I wash them with soap and water, which seems to reduce fogging better than the “fog cloths” I purchased.
I remove everything before I get in my car (or house) if I’ve been somewhere like a doctor’s office. In the car, I put everything in a large brown paper bag and drench my hands with sanitizer I keep away from the sun, so the alcohol doesn’t start a fire. I sanitize the car’s indoor and outdoor door handles, steering wheel, gear shift and radio buttons before I turn the air conditioner off and open the front and back windows during the trip so anything left will hopefully fly away.
“Gender non-conformity” and the dozens of letters that have been tacked onto the end of “LGBT” (including “T” itself), Covid hysteria, Trump Derangement Syndrome are all part of the same phenomenon: mentally-ill behaviors that are now encouraged instead of discouraged.
NFL coaches are fined $100,000 if they take their masks off on the sidelines during games, even though everyone around them has been tested. “Mask culture” is glorified in almost every commercial and television event nowadays.
What we really need to be doing is laughing at perfectly healthy, very low-risk people who nevertheless go to ridiculous extremes to avoid a media-hyped virus that amounts to little more than the flu.
Again, I’ve had Covid. It’s the flu. The fact that we have shut down the entire country for seven months because of it is nothing short of insanity.
We need to be making fun of people who are afraid of Covid. We need to be socially shaming them for being so neurotic and irrational about this virus, so that the rest of us can go back to normal. I hate to put it in such stark terms, but we should not be encouraging and validating these irrational and insane people. Our whole society should not be bending over backwards for these brainwashed idiots because they’re terrified of the flu.
I understand if someone is high risk and wants to take precautions–and maybe the lady that wrote the WaPo article is, in which case I can sort of understand where she’s coming from. But there are so many people out there that are not thinking rationally about the Coronavirus. We have all seen them out in public, and we all probably know at least one.
Let the rest of us go back to normal. We’ll accept the risks.
As to Ace’s point about leftists being mentally ill, it’s scientifically proven that the further left you are, the more likely you are to be mentally ill:
This long article goes into the matter in pretty exhaustive fashion, if it’s a topic that interests you.
Singer Moby claimed his friends in the CIA asked him to spread the word that President Trump has ties to Russia because he has a larger social media following than the government agency.
Moby, whose birth name is Richard Melville Hall, told Kentucky radio station WFPK in an interview this week that he has friends in the CIA who asked him for his help.
The subject came up after the host, Kyle Meredith, asked the electronic singer about his cryptic Facebook post he wrote in 2017. The post stated that after he spent time with friends who “work in D.C.” he could “accurately post” that the Fusion GPS Dossier was “100% real. He’s being blackmailed by the Russian government.” The post also claimed Trump has colluded “with the Russian government, and has been since day one,” wants to go to war and there are “right-wing plans to get rid of Trump.”
Moby said he wrote the post because his “friends” he claimed are “active and former CIA agents” asked him to “pass on some information.”
“They were like, ‘This is the Manchurian Candidate, like [Putin] has a Russian agent as the President of the United States,’” he told Meredith. “So they passed on some information to me and they said, like, ‘Look, you have more of a social media following than any of us do, can you please post some of these things just in a way that sort of put it out there.’”
First of all, what an incredibly lame and pathetic attempt to topple the President.
Second, why is a singer like Moby in regular contact with the CIA? How many other singers and actors and celebs are in regular contact with the CIA? How much of a hand does the CIA have in the music and film industries? This is concerning stuff.
It’s become blindingly obvious that the Deep State, the Swamp, Hollywood, the Media, Fortune 500, Big Tech–they’re all part of the same beast.
77% of Democratic men are worried about getting Covid, compared to 20% of Republican men.
80% of Democratic women are worried, vs. 29% of Republican women.
Only 5% of Dem men and 3% of Dem women are ready to return to normal, compared to 64% of GOP men and 54% of GOP women.
This is truly an incredible divide. Democrats are terrified of the coronavirus.
This probably has a lot to do with the media: Dems believe the media and its fear porn, Republicans don’t.
Only 2.4% of Americans have been infected with the coronavirus. Only 0.6% of Americans have died of the virus, and that’s probably an inflated figure given comorbidities.
It’s not just that both sides have wildly different views about the virus, it’s that one side has a completely distorted view of how dangerous the virus truly is given its willingness to believe the media’s lies.
If you want to understand why America is so hopelessly divided, look no further than this chart. Half the country resides in an alternate reality, created by the media, where the coronavirus is going to kill us all, bloodthirsty White Supremacists are behind every corner and the President is a literal Nazi.
I was observing some politicos I know. They’re having a hard time squaring the current polling with what they know anecdotally.
They all note this: Of all the people they know — including RINOs and squishes and NeverTrumpers who voted against Trump in 2016 — many of the NeverTrumpers are now reluctant Trump voters, and many of 2016’s reluctant Trump voters are now enthusiastic Trump voters.
On the other hand, they don’t know anyone who has moved from voting for Trump in 2016 to voting for Biden.
One friend tells me that the suburban well-to-do Wine Moms and Squish Sisters he knows are now fully on the MAGA train. Everyone they know who’s moved on The Trump Question (and Trump seems to be the only issue in 2020) has moved in favor of Trump.
They also note that the “Shy Trumper” effect — where Trump supporters won’t admit to pollsters they still support Trump — is still strong, based on their own experience.
One relates that he did not tell his own children that he voted for Trump, due to social pressure and the idea that he didn’t want to “normalize” Trump’s bad behavior to his children.
If you can’t tell your own kids you voted for Trump, you’re not going to tell a pollster.
And this person works in conservative politics, too!
If even people in the conservative movement can’t admit they’re Trump supporters — well good luck getting Wendy Wine Mom to admit that on the phone.
A friend of mine was a hardcore NeverTrumper in 2016 but now is a crawl-over-broken-glass Trump Voter. No, he doesn’t really like Trump, but unlike Jonah Goldberg and Steve Schmidt, he recognizes the profound threat the left poses to what is left of America.
He has kept in touch with his NeverTrump pals. Media types. The types who annoy you on Twitter.
And while he won’t Name Names, he tells me that many of the NeverTrumpers I hate are now “red pilled” Trump voters. They just won’t admit it publicly:
“There are people who you all know that I know are voting Trump that would legit shock you. These people have moved to [supporting Trump] in this scenario. And then there’s plenty of people like me who didn’t vote for Trump and are now enthusiastically doing it this time around. I too worry about being in a bubble, but this story is repeated constantly by everyone. I literally have not heard a single 2016 Trump supporter say they’re flipping this year.”
Another point made: If there were a lot of Trump defectors, the media would be profiling them and lionizing them and promoting them 24-7.
But I haven’t seen a single story about Trump 2016-Biden 2020 defectors.
The media hasn’t found any — despite the fact that by announcing that you’re now a full-on Democrat Liberal, you gain employment opportunities and social prestige.
So if the media can’t find any of these people… do they even exist?
One more point, from Vashta Nerada: “Biden is so far ahead, he is campaigning in states Clinton won in 2016.”
There is more social stigma on being a Trump supporter now than there was in 2016. Of course the Shy Trump Voter phenomenon is real.
And these white suburban wine moms that supposedly are abandoning Trump and flocking to Biden–they never supported Trump in the first place.
This idea that Trump has lost support from women since becoming President is nonsense. All the pussyhats and “Nasty Women” were hardcore Hillary supporters from the start.
If anything, the suburbs have shifted even more to Trump due to the riots.
I don’t know a single person who voted for Trump in 2016 but isn’t voting for him now. I know plenty of people who didn’t support him in 2016 but support him now. Yes, it’s anecdotal evidence, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who has a story like this. I keep hearing this same thing from other people.
The polls are wrong. Biden is not up 16. He’s not on pace to win one of the biggest landslides in US history. I don’t know where the race truly stands, but the media is promoting this false narrative that the country is just so disgusted by Trump’s “unpresidentialness” that they just want him gone and they don’t care who replaces him.
It’s just not true. People in the media live in a bubble where everyone’s life revolves around burning, intense hatred of Donald Trump 24/7, so they think that’s how the whole country feels. They think everyone else wakes up mad about Trump and goes to sleep mad about Trump. It’s just not true. The media is completely out of touch.
It just got even easier to destroy a business’ reputation.
This is the worst possible power to give a whole generation of people who have been trained to be obsessed with “fighting racism.” When you’re told your whole life that society is racist against you, you’re going to perceive every little slight as proof of society’s racism.
Didn’t get the job? Racism!
Bad service? Racism!
Someone was a dick to you? Racism!
This is now Yelp’s official policy.
Do the establishments accused of being racist have a say in the matter? How is Yelp going to verify all this?
The foundation of our country’s legal system is “innocent until proven guilty,” but that’s completely out the window now. Big Tech can destroy your life without you ever getting a day in court.
Hell, what’s stopping groups like Antifa and BLM from straight up extorting businesses by threatening to accuse them of racism?
This is going to be disastrous for society. Yelp is empowering the worst people in society–Yelpers–to conduct Racism Witch Hunts.
How is it that the less racist America gets over time, the more obsessed we are with racism?
They were always going to play this card no matter what happened in the debate. It’s why they invented the term “mansplaining” in the first place:
So this “man” that Andre Mitchell claims to know really believes that Kamala Harris’ finest moment in the debate was when she scolded Pence like child? She won the debate by being a nagging Karen?
There was literally nothing Mike Pence could’ve done or said during that debate that wouldn’t have been characterized as “mansplaining” by the media. This was the plan all along.
The Vice President is probably the most calm, even-keeled, polite and inoffensive person in national politics. And yet the media is still trying to portray him as a barking, domineering, sexist pig.
Look out everybody, we got a confirmed Woman Respecter over here!
Because all women in this country are battered down and muzzled and are never allowed to speak at all, and men just dominate them 24/7.
Does anyone who has ever met a woman believe this?
They act like it’s 1920 and anytime a woman talks out of turn she catches a backhand.
As with every narrative the left pushes, the whole “Women Aren’t Even Allowed to Speak in America” stuff couldn’t be further from the truth. Lots of women–especially the liberal ones on TV–do nothing but talk. And scold. And lecture. And complain. And above all, try to get people they dislike silenced.
It’s amazing how Kamala Harris can flip the switch from Strong, Independent, Cackling Shrew to timid, meek, battered Amish spouse.
Must be nice to be a Democratic Woman: any time a man disagrees with you his argument is invalidated on grounds that he’s “mansplaining” by “allies” like Karen Stephanopolous: