“No, no, I don’t want it.”
“No, no, I don’t want it.”
What was his SAT score? 2270. I’m sure that’s good for whatever high school he goes to, but good enough to get into all the Ivies??
Why did he get into all the Ivies? I’ll give you one guess.
Yes, it’s because he’s African-American. Well, African, anyway. To PoliPundit readers, neither of those should come as a surprise.
So, I shaved my head, trimmed my long Indian eyelashes, and applied to medical school as a black man. My change in appearance was so startling that my own fraternity brother didn’t recognize me at first. I even joined the Organization of Black Students and started using my embarrassing middle name that I had hidden from all of my friends since I was a 9 years old.
Unlike in Denmark, Congress probably won’t pass a law forcing churches to conduct gay marriages. There are more subtle ways to accomplish that goal.
A simple IRS rule will do the trick: churches that refuse to perform gay marriages will not be eligible for tax-exempt status. Politicians won’t ever have to vote for the rule. By the time it gets to the courts, they’ll uphold it.
In Denmark, it’s been the law of the land since 2012. So:
Thanks to the rousing success of our Nobel-Peace-Prize-Winner-In-Chief, people in the Middle East are too busy killing each other to spend much of their time scheming against us. But, like many sporting events, it’s hard to know whom to root for in the games of the Middle East Armageddon Bowl. So here’s our government’s handy guide to whom you should support:
ISIS versus Iraq/Iran: Iraq, but not Iran. For now.
ISIS versus the Kurds: Easy. The Kurds! Well, except for the Turkish Kurds…
ISIS versus Assad: We need both of them to lose.
Libyan rebels versus the Libyan “government”: Huh, what? Who?
Sisi versus the Muslim Brotherhood: Well, the Egyptians did vote for Sisi… after he staged a coup… but still…
Yemeni rebels/Iran versus the Yemeni “government”/Saudi Arabia: The “government”/Saudis
Israel versus the “Palestinians”: Root for Israel in public and “Palestine” in private. Or is it the other way round now? But you should definitely root against Netanyahu!
Israel versus Iran: Who can know such things?
Sometimes the facts are simply made up. There are millions of “shovel ready jobs” right around the corner! “You can keep your doctor!” The Benghazi attack was “about a video!” “One in five women are raped!” “The Islamic State isn’t Islamic!” “These exclamation points are totally necessary!”
At other times, the facts are selectively deployed. “Something something tax breaks for corporate jets mumble mumble poor Warren Buffet’s secretary’s tax bill blah blah Spain is winning the future with solar panels” and, course, “core al-Qaeda has been decimated” (in which “core al-Qaeda” is defined as “the bits of al-Qaeda that have been decimated”).
The Obama response to all opposition is to either attack the motives of his critics or to dismiss the objections as mere politics or ideology. When Obama met with congressional leaders back in 2009, Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan made substantive critiques of Obamacare, and Obama responded by waving away their objections as mere “talking points” — as if any facts written on a sheet of paper suddenly become untrue if you can call them “talking points.”
Republican 1: “It is unsafe to smoke cigarettes around the propane tank.”
Republican 2: “Mass collectivization of agriculture has not worked well in the past.”
Republican 3: “You should not feed salmon to grizzly bears using your lap as a plate.”
Obama: “Those are just talking points…..Ahhhhh! Get this bear off of me!”
Next year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will start denying disaster funding to states that don’t incorporate global warming into their emergency preparedness plans.
Governors looking for disaster preparedness funding will have to start reporting on how man-made global warming will impact their states such as “more intense storms, frequent heavy precipitation, heat waves, drought, extreme flooding, and higher sea levels,” according to FEMA.
FEMA funding goes towards a wide variety of projects like raising buildings out of floodplains, and states are required to update their disaster mitigation plans every five years to keep getting federal money. FEMA has handed out more than $4.6 billion to states for disaster mitigation since 2010.
In the old days, religious fanatics burnt heretics at the stake. The Cult of Gia is equally vicious, but much more subtle, about punishing those who blaspheme.
Quoth Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks: “the promise of the American Dream should be available to every person in this country, not just a select few.” Indeed. Surely many Americans dream of going to a good college? That promise should be available to all, no? But it’s not. Consider: There is an Ivy League...
“We have collected 300 bodies until now.”