Ralph Northam should not resign.

The governor of Virginia recently went on the record as being in favor of murdering infants which have been born alive. By pure, unsuspicious coincidence*, the next day or so pictures of his school yearbook emerged. He was either dressed as a Klansman or wearing blackface, decades ago, and thought it was amusing enough to put on his own self-decorated yearbook page.

The alleged scandal of his having been the kind of person who thinks this sort of thing is amusing has led to nearly-universal calls for his resignation from the governorship. Let me be clear:

Ralph Northam should not resign.

What he did is arguably in poor taste, but we have had other people (notable comedians included) dress in blackface much more recently with zero “outrage” and no calls for apology or resignation. The people who know him best these days, say that he hasn’t a racist bone in his body. There is no evidence he was actively malicious in his costumery. The people of Virginia (and everybody else) should be willing to allow that college students sometimes do stupid things, and let this slide.

What they should NOT forgive, is his position on abortion which somehow includes support of infanticide. THAT is what should rightfully (in a sane world) sink his prospect at re-election.

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A bit of political analysis, pure speculation on my part, follows. Bear in mind that 2019 is an election year in Virginia. The Lieutenant Governor of Virginia is accused of actions 14 years ago including a sexual assault against a fellow attendee of the Democratic Party’s National Convention. So there is pressure on him to resign. The Attorney General of Virginia publicly called for Governor Northam to resign some days ago, over the blackface pictures. Now he has come out and admitted that he, too, appeared in blackface costume at a party in the previous century. There are calls for him to resign also. If all three of these resign, then you will have a trio of Democrats out of the way and the next in line of succession in Virginia is a Republican, because the R team holds a slight majority in the legislature of Virginia.

If the beseiged Democrat leadership of the State resigns, then the next election season is much less ugly. You would not have to face (as a Virginian) the D party’s entire leadership having “huge scandals” in their past, which could lead to disgust and D voters staying home. This would lead to a solid R government in Virginia. If they do not resign, then the election is going to be predictably ugly and the R party has better odds in their favor. Little wonder then, that the D party is calling en masse for the resignations of these three men.

*The comments on the murder of small children alone should be enough to sink Northam in the next election. The more conspiracy-minded among us are at least willing to grant the possiblity that the blackface “controversy” arose as a Democrat-planted distraction from the Democratic Party’s willingness to entertain the idea of legalizing murder of small children. The Governor showed the party’s true colors, and this is unacceptable. Gotta lie to ’em a little while longer, don’cha know. It just won’t do to let the idiot voters know we are in favor of killing children any time up until they learn algebra…they’re not quite ready for that, yet!

Shame on you, New York.

The State of New York just passed a bill into law. In the Senate, it passed to a prolonged standing ovation.  The bill

  • removes protection for infants born alive
  • allows abortions in the third trimester, including
  • allows abortion up to the due date
  • permits non-physicians to perform abortion procedures.

This is not about protecting the health of a mother.  Not up to your due date and some jackass with a coat hanger kills the baby.  This is 100% about convenience-murder.  ‘member when people used to argue that abortion procedures should be legal so the thing could be done safely by a doctor? Pepe farm members.

http://gothamist.com/2019/01/23/reproductive_health_act_ny.php

And then, not to be outdone, in Virginia they are talking about a bill which has the support of the Governor, which allows murder of a child which has been delivered and is alive on her own.  Legislation is morality written down.  The States of New York and Virginia have lost their moral compasses.

https://www.independentsentinel.com/va-governors-view-of-aborting-babies-born-alive-will-blow-your-mind/

It looks like it’s time to remind everyone of some first principles

Scientists Fit Good Data To Bad, Global Warming Resumes

This is as much an online placeholder for me as for you. In the future, when people wonder “what do you mean, scientists adjust the temperature data to make it look warmer?” I can point them to this article right here. One of the two satellite-based temperature records wasn’t showing any warming, so the guys doing the recording have decided to make their very good data fit some iffy data, so it will agree with the politicians’ conclusions.

FOR SCIENCE!

A Gutsy Call

The Keystone XL section of oil pipeline has been controversial for several years now. Our fearless, bold, GUTSY even, Dear Leader Obama has decided!  It has been decided, OFICIALLY!!! You will  all bow and admire the boldness of our President! He has firmly said NO to the Keystone XL extension.

A month AFTER the pipeline company announced they were withdrawing* the proposal from consideration by the US government. SMH.

I am reminded of this press-overreaction to this incident

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*right. they’re not withdrawing it. Just withdrawing it until further notice. TOTALLY different. Riiiight.

Environmental “Science”

Because it’s all about the science and not about politics AT ALL just pure science and we all agree* – and because it’s costing money to fight back against people who disagree, plus making our sweet, sweet grant money for Science research look in doubt…

Dear President Climate Believer,

Please prosecute these people making our financial future look in doubt under organized crime laws, because their science disagrees with the science all the Right Sorts of People agree with.

Love,

A whole bunch of Climate Religionists

*you remember when we all agreed the Earth was the center of the solar system? They persecuted the skeptics of THAT theory also. But who was right- the Consensus or Copernicus?**

**orignally, I had put “the consensus or the people still asking questions” but this flows much better 🙂

What Would He Do Differently?

… or, “With Friends Like These…?”

So we have signed a deal with Iran that has the same effect as an international treaty.  It guarantees Iran will be able to have nuclear weapons.  It guarantees we will not inspect their research sites.  It guarantees we will defend Iranian nuclear sites against attack – including the most likely aggressor nation Israel, our best friend in the entire region.  Oh, and our Secretary of State never actually read the whole bargain, and never even KNEW about the side-deals that make it even worse.

And now we have word that to make the Jews feel better, the Obama offered them a bunch of ballistic missiles.

Um, derp hello?  If this President were TRYING to start World War Three, this is the sort of lamebrained stuff he might pull.  And he still has a year and a half to go.

QOTD 02/25/2015

Mish brings the smart!  This really blew my hair back, and explains a lot.  They say the truth has a certain ring to it – and this rings very LOUD and clear.

“It would be difficult to find a central banker on the planet that is truly competent. By definition, no one competent could even take the job because they would not believe in central bank planning in the first place.” -Michael Shedlock, 2/25/15

 

Medically-Fragile, As If It Makes A Difference!

The Todd & Don show today opened with two minutes (before I changed channels) talking about how great it was that the Clerk in Austin has signed off on the first “gay marriage” license in Texas.  They mocked those of us who understand things better than they do:

“So now two people got married, I guess your marriage is falling apart hahaha”

To which I will respond with reductio ad absurdum:

So now someone stole grapes from the grocery store, I guess you don’t have as much fruit at your house hahaha
So now a woman got raped, I guess your vagina hurts hahaha
Someone was murdered I guess now you are dead hahaha

Just because something doesn’t have an immediate direct negative effect in my life, does not mean it is good for us to allow it to go on.  To argue that your opponent is somehow oafish or foolish to think something should not be allowed to go on “just” because it is bad for society, is to highlight your status as an oaf, fool, or both.

I take this opportunity to remind you of my excellent essay on the topic of why “gay marriage” is bad, and why it is even so much as a topic of discussion (let alone an actual thing) in the modern USAmerican political discourse.

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They kept repeating on the radio how this one couple of lickers was granted a special case because one of them is “medically fragile” due to having cancer.  Well excuuuuuuse me I think I should be allowed to get away with robbing your house because I have cancer.  I should be allowed to walk up to you and slit your throat will screaming how my god is the best, because I have cancer.  What a bunch of jerks!