By Judson Phillips at judsonphillips.com
The rise of the special snowflake
November 12, 2015 — 1 Comment
The special snowflakes are among us. They are the new millennial generation that is in college or graduated in the last few years. Why are they so special?
Unlike most real Americans, they have to be coddled. Before they are confronted with anything, they need “trigger warnings.” If the trigger is too great, they must have “safe spaces” where they are not confronted with any idea they don’t like. The fear “microagressions” and embrace the tyranny of collectivism.
It is time something is done about the circumstances that create these “special snowflakes.” What can be done about the insanity
currently reigning on college campuses?
A revolution is required and it starts at the state level. States have tremendous control over state universities. It starts with the legislature. Voters need to go to their state legislators and demand they change the way colleges operate.
Colleges and universities do not operate in the free market. They rely on endowments, tuition and state subsidies. It is time for the legislatures to cut off funds until Universities start making changes.
Too many universities have faculty members who teach freak show classes for freak show degrees. These degrees are totally useless in the real world. Why do universities even offer classes such as “Feminist critique of 50 shades of grey.” State supported Universities should be forced into a market based model. Departments that do not generate enough revenue through tuition should be closed.
Professors should be required to offer classes that generate enough revenue to cover the cost of the professor’s salary plus the additional costs of the buildings and support staff. A class on “Homoerotic literature” is not going to do that. Intro to Business or Engineering principles will have no problem meeting their funding requirements.
The other reform that needs to be made is at the federal level. Guaranteed student loans need to be abolished. They are the ultimate in crony capitalism. Banks are guaranteed either the loans are paid back or the government covers the loss.
Even without the guarantee, banks would still offer student loans. But they would offer loans, provided the students showed a plan to repay the loans. It would eliminate the phenomena of students graduating with debt of $100,000 and a useless degree in feminist studies.
Cutting off the guaranteed student loans would eliminate the endless funding of left wing universities and the practice of universities hiring far left wing hacks, like the University of Missouri’s infamous Melissa Click, for jobs that simply give them a subsidy for activism.
America’s universities are no longer centers for higher education. They are factories that produce indoctrinated, whining, entitled brats. Professorships are now little more than sinecures for leftwing activists.
Real Americans are tired of the spectacles such as happened this past week at the University of Missouri. Even more than being tired of the embarrassing excesses, Americans are tired of paying the bills for these leftwing clowns.
It is time to demand change now.
Polls are very confusing and can easily mislead everyone. As I scroll through the various polls on the internet I find that Trump is leading by a greater margin and his fan base is growing; however I also find that he is now behind Ben Carson and Cruz is gaining ground. Is he ahead? Or is he falling behind? Turns out that polls are like statistics – to be manipulated to support what you want to believe. Like the media we must start start ignoring them and actually just go with what we think without being influenced by them.
GOP Has Lost The Right to Control Congress
The latest Obama-Boehner-Ryan Budget travesty properly reflects just how far – as in low – the Republicans have fallen.
This craven Budget is full of tricks and gimmicks, adds $900 Billion to the National Debt, scraps hard-won spending caps, restores the EX-IM Bank, funds Planned Parenthood and raises the Debt Ceiling for the next two years. This Bill is so embarrassing that Republican “leadership” lowered their heads and slid it under the Senate door in the dead of night to avoid having to face Ted Cruz and other conservatives before the sun came up. Just like vampires.
How bad is this Budget? Well, this Budget is so bad that Marco Rubio actually returned to the Senate to vote against it. You know it’s bad if Rubio skipped a campaign event to vote. He probably thought the Bill increased H-1B Visas for cheap foreign tech workers. Ooops.
And make no mistake; the new Speaker Paul Ryan was behind the scenes pulling the strings on this shameful Budget. That all means one thing: reckless spending will continue under Republican “leadership” just like it did under Democrat “leadership”.
The National Debt was $10 Trillion when the GOP won the House and took control of America’s purse strings in 2010. This Budget scam means it will grow to just south of $20T after six years of Republican rule. Thank you Mr. Boehner, et al.
This Budget has exactly what Obama and the Democrats wanted, top-to-bottom. In other words, this Budget would not be any different than if Democrats had controlled Congress. Ryan is a fiscal Democrat disguised as a Republican. A sheep in sheep’s clothing, as it were. That’s why Obama, Pelosi and Harry Reid heaped so much praise on Ryan. Republicans essentially gave up and threw in the towel before the first round bell.
Ryan is just a sober version of John Boehner without the fake tan, fake tears and stale odor of tobacco. Ryan is a typical establishment Republican: talks tough about not wanting the Speaker’s job; acts tough about not taking the job; swears he won’t take the job; but quickly reverses himself and takes the job when pressured. Not a profile of courage or conviction.
It is very hard to understand why Republicans continue to break their promises of fiscal responsibility. It is most difficult to explain why they continue to betray their own base. Perhaps this latest budget fiasco confirms that Republicans are, in fact, being bribed or blackmailed into submission.
So these questions must be asked AGAIN: Is there any cogent rationale for the Republican Party to exist anymore? Why do conservative Republicans and Tea Party members continue to vote for a Party that repeatedly breaks its promises and does nothing different than Democrats?
The Conservative Party. We are built from the ground up by Conservatives, for Conservatives. Come home America!
Laura Ingraham’s Website, October 30, 2015
The Republican National Committee has pulled out of a planned Feb. 26 debate with NBC News after widespread criticism of this week’s CNBC debate from both the party and campaigns.
But some say the RNC’s action may be too late to satisfy candidates who were upset with the questions asked by CNBC moderators on Wednesday night.
“We are suspending the partnership with NBC News for the Republican primary debate at the University of Houston on February 26, 2016,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote in a letter to NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack.
ollege campuses are alerting the student body that they can call and consult with advisors as to whether their Halloween costume is politically correct.
“Unsure if your costume might be offensive?” asks a poster that’s been hung around campus at State University of New York at Geneseo. “Don’t be afraid to ask questions.”
The poster provides five different phone numbers and email addresses to which students can refer if they are concerned about their costume.
Wesleyan University is also offering its students the opportunity to make sure their Halloween garb is appropriately inoffensive.
Kat Timpf at National Review writes,
It’s not clear whether students will be able to reach these numbers round-the-clock through Halloween weekend. Hopefully they will. After all, Halloween is a very serious issue, and can not be treated as if it were just some fun little holiday that’s a chance for people to use their imaginations and have some fun without taking each other too seriously.
What if you want to dress up as a politically correct Halloween costume consultant for Halloween?
The politically correct college costume consultant story was originally reported at College Fix.
Please forgive me for sounding like a doting dad, but I was blessed to watch my adult daughter play in the softball world series. I beamed with pride as the outfielders backed up when she came to bat. However, what I am about to report will further entrench me as a traitor in the minds of other blacks in my family.
My wife Mary alerted me to the latest horrific incidents of the Knockout Game that were ignored by the mainstream media. In New Jersey, a black thug knocked out an unsuspecting,defenseless white woman. In Baltimore, 50 black teens almost beat a 61-year-old white man to death. My former employer WJZ-TV Baltimore refused to mention in their coverage that the attackers were black. And yet, race is the first thing out of reporters’ mouths in those rare incidences in which whites assault blacks. Stats show that blacks assault whites far more than vice versa.
I am the first to say all people are solely responsible for their behavior. However, I see these black assaults on whites as the fist of the Democratic Party punching out innocent whites – the hand of the Democratic Party pulling the trigger assassinating police officers across America.
Democrats with MSM assistance have successfully convinced many black youths to believe that white America is a collection of racist murderers and responsible for all of black America’s woes. This Democrat-media insidious lie has caused black youths to feel morally justified in punishing their white nemesis.
Few people realize that the Democratic Party is at war with America. Yes, I am unequivocally saying everything the Democratic Party does is an attack on traditional morals and values. The party leadership is repulsed by our God-given freedom and rights written in the Constitution. Due to his radical education and perverted view of morality, President Obama believes that the world has too little because America has too much. He is using his presidency to dethrone America as the world power.
From the Oval Office to numerous corrupted liberalism-infected government agencies, Democrats arrogantly bully and govern with an iron fist against the will of a majority of Americans. In essence, the Obama regime gives the American people the finger daily.
From their perch of superiority, Democrats and liberal celebrity elitists believe that only they should be permitted to bear arms, rather than us hayseed commoners. These elitists live in massive mansions, drive gas-guzzlers, and use colossal amounts of fuel flying their private planes. Meanwhile, they lobby to force us peons to drive tiny tin cans, use public transportation, and “lower our carbon footprint” to “save the planet.”
Here are just a few examples of the Dems’ hidden war against Americans.
The nationwide epidemic of blacks attacking innocent whites is due to a clarion call to attack by Democrat-inspired and supported Black Lives Matter. What is so frustrating and crazy is that the BLM movement was founded on the lie that white cops and white civilians routinely murder blacks. Furthering this hate-generating lie, legitimizing and empowering the vile hate group, the Democratic National Committee has given BLM its blessing to host a presidential town hall – to discuss “racial justice.” Give me a break. Why not invite the KKK as well?
hen there is Kate’s Law, which was voted down in the Senate by 44 Democrats. Thirty-two-year-old Kate Steinle, while enjoying a leisurely stroll with her dad on a San Francisco pier, was shot by an illegal who was convicted and deported numerous times. And yet, he kept coming back to the U.S.
Kate’s Law is a mandatory five years in jail for felony illegals who keep coming back. To protect our families, a majority of Americans want Kate’s Law. Democrats said, Screw you, America. We want to continue rolling out the welcome mat to illegals because we are working on giving them the right to vote. With all the government handouts we offer, we are pretty confident the illegals will become loyal Democrat voters. So screw Kate, her family, and you, America!
Another reason why Obama and the Democrats ignore federal law, encouraging the invasion of illegals, is because they believe that America has been too white for too long. I have to endure a rant from my wife every time she has to “press one for English.”
Despite national protest rallies and massive intense opposition from the American people, President Obama officially signed his insane Iran nuke deal, giving the world’s largest sponsors of terrorism $150 billion. Iranians boldly chant, “Death to America.” Obama lied, claiming there are ballistic missile restrictions in his Iran nuke deal. There are not. And where will those missiles be pointed? The answer is America. Ponder that, folks.
By the way, a majority of American voters still oppose Obamacare. Obamacare is another example of the Democrats saying, Screw you – we’re taking over your health care, deciding who lives or dies, whether you like it or not.
verage American Joe knows very little regarding what happened at our U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In a nutshell, Ambassador Stevens begged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for more security, saying they were sitting ducks for al-Qaeda terrorists. Stevens’s request was denied. Nothing, including Stevens’s and his staff’s lives, would be allowed to contradict the Obama administration’s lie that al-Qaeda was no longer a threat. Ambassador Stevens and other Americans were killed in a terrorist attack on our consulate. Stevens’s body was abused and dragged through the street.
To protect the administration’s terrorism-is-not-a-problem lie, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and Obama appeared on numerous TV shows insisting that the attack was a spontaneous protest sparked by an anti-Muslim video. Emails revealed that Hillary knew that the attack had nothing to do with a video and that it was a planned al-Qaeda terrorist attack.
Displaying the self-serving callousness of a sociopath, Hillary looked Pat Smith, mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, in the eye and promised to punish the producer of the video that caused the death of her son.
It is extremely chilling that a major political party places its liberal agenda above the lives and best interest of Americans. This is how their party rolls, folks: Democrats versus the People.
In softball, my daughter is a natural. She hit a blast into the stadium lights, exploding them. Okay, I am exaggerating a bit. She did hit a ground-ball single that drove in the winning run. That’s my girl!
Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American