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Hillary Clinton Still Playing the Blame Game




Gary Fouse
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http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


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"-Lights. Camera. Action."

-"Your audience is waiting, Madame President."

- "It was the Russians. Yes. It was the Russians. 
But I know what I'll do. I'll write another book."


Hillary Clinton is still, out there pimping her latest book and blaming the Russians and everybody else for her loss. In her latest interview with Mother Jones (the blog not the real person, of whom there must be tens of millions), Hillary once again laid blame on the Russians. She also blamed voter intimidation, which means she is lamenting the loss of all those crucial votes from illegal aliens and dead people.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/17/hillary-clinton-questions-legitimacy-trumps-victory-in-2016-election.html#

Aside from being crooked, corrupt and dishonest, Hillary Clinton is also a very sick and demented woman. She has no idea just how badly she comes across as a sore loser. It's a wonder that anyone still wants to interview her and listen to the same sad story. I guess they figure if Hillary thinks up someone else to blame for her loss, they'll get a scoop.

As it is, Clinton is staring to remind me of Norma Desmond in the old movie, Sunset Blvd.

Is This Racist?




Gary Fouse
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http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


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It looks like UC Berkeley is on the lookout for......well, something even though no crime has been committed. It seems that some rascal put up posters in the dead of night that read (viewer warning) "It's OK to be white". The Daily Californian has the "disturbing" story.

http://www.dailycal.org/2017/11/07/okay-white-posters-found-uc-berkeley/

It's refreshing to note that the campus police got it right for once. This is no hate crime because no other group was singled out. Given the current anti-white climate on college campuses, this seems a pretty innocuous way to point it out as being wrong. Maybe it's just another way to say to non-white students that white people are really not their enemy. Yet, it is clear that some snowflakes (no pun intended) on campus are offended. Their preferred message is that it is not OK to be white. Imagine if a poster read, "It's not OK to be black/brown/Asian", etc.

UCLA's Daily Bruin and the Meaning of Fascism





Gary Fouse
Fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


"Hat tip" Daily Bruin




As a frequent reader of campus newspapers online, I usually tend to go easy on student writers.Yet, it is disturbing to read the intellectual rot that fills the pages of so many campus publications. They are a mirror of what is going on in campus life. Those professors who teach journalism should hang their heads in embarrassment at what student journalists are putting out.

One of the worst campus papers I have seen is UC Berkeley's Daily Californian. UCLA's Daily Bruin is not much better. In the current edition of the Daily Bruin, there is an op-ed that I have chosen to cross-post here not to embarrass the writer or single her out for any backlash. I post it here to illustrate how absurd the discourse is at the university level. The writer accuses the Trump administration of being fascist in nature. That is a silly charge in that if it were true, she would not be able to write such an article. She also reveals her own intolerance to opposing views in the article.

http://dailybruin.com/2017/10/24/submission-intolerant-policies-warrant-nonviolent-protests-not-civil-discourse/

As is my wont, I have added a couple of reader comments. The longest one is pending editorial moderation.

One thing that is encouraging is that reader comments often show common sense and take issue with articles like this. The problem is that it is difficult to know if the readers who comment are students or community members.

Sexual Abuse: "Islam Is the Answer"




 Gary Fouse
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http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


This article first appeared in Eagle Rising.


Obviously they are reading about Harvey Weinstein over in the UK because The Independent has published an op-ed by a Muslim lawyer named Qasim Rashid. He is also a national spokesman for Ahmadiya Muslim Community USA. Mr Rashid opined that the answer to all this sexual abuse in the world is....Islam. Here is his op-ed.

Where does one begin? I will take Mr Rashid at his word that he shares our disgust at the actions of Harvey Weinstein, rapists, and sexual abusers in general. His solution is what I find laughable.

Mr. Rashid conveniently tells us about the verses in the Koran that preach respecting women. He tells us about times when the Prophet Mohammad defended the virtue of this or that woman. It is also, however, a fact that Mohammad took captive women as sex slaves for himself and his fellow warriors. It is also a fact that the teachings of Mohammad, the Koran, and the hadith have firmly placed Muslim women in a position of inferiority. Mr Rashid did not mention the verses in the Koran that talk of "that which your right hand possesses". That expression refers to those you are holding in slavery-including women and children. (For reference, read Koran; sura 2 verse 178, sura 4 verse 24, sura 8 verse 69, sura 16 verse 25, sura 23, verses 5-6, sura 24 verse 32, sura 33 verse 50.)

Mr Rashid does not mention that according to sharia law, a woman must have four male witnesses to corroborate her charge of rape. Failing that, the women can be branded an adulteress. Under sharia law, the penalty for adultery can be death.

There is currently a rape epidemic in Europe. Sweden, for example, is  considered the rape capital of Europe. Germany is seeing a dramatic increase in rape. The cause? No, European men have not suddenly turned into rapists. It is the migrant, refugee, asylum-seeker avalanche that has engulfed Western  Europe. The vast majority of these people are from the Middle East and North Africa. They are overwhelmingly Muslim.  Mr Rashid referred to French women being sexually harassed on  public transportation. The vast majority of these offenders are Middle Eastern or North African.

The problem is that many Muslim men (not all) do not respect non-Muslim women and consider them whores because they do not dress and act the way they expect their women to dress and act. In the UK, the country has experienced numerous cases of gangs of mostly men of Pakistani origin, recruiting, drugging and forcing young British girls to be sex slaves (sexual grooming). This is not the invention of some tabloid. Read the court cases that are on going at this very time.

Do I need to even mention what ISIS is doing to non-Muslim women they have captured in Syria and Iraq?

I should note that the Ahmadiya Muslims, who principally come from Pakistan and India, have a good record when it comes to not being involved in terrorism. It also needs to be mentioned that they are rejected by mainstream Muslims and badly persecuted in Pakistan and other Muslim-majority countries. That is because they believe in a latter day prophet named Ahmed who lived in the 19th century. That is blasphemous to other Muslims who believe that Mohammad was the final prophet.

Yet, having heard their presentations, I know they also stick to the party line when proselytizing for Islam. They do not deviate from the Koran or the veneration of Mohammad as the perfect man to emulate.

The bottom line here is that the answer to sexual abuse in our society does not lie in Islam. To be fair, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and so many other predatory males are not Muslim. Likewise, I would never accuse all Muslim men of being rapists or even most of them. I have no idea what the percentages would be. But I maintain that most of the Muslim men we see in Europe and the Middle East who are sexually abusing women are relying on the teachings from Mohammad and the Koran to justify their actions.  That is why I say the answer does not lie in Islam.

Nigel Farage Back in Strasbourg

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British Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is back in Strasbourg making life miserable for the European Parliament as Britain goes through the process of getting out of the USSR, er European Union. In this talk he gives the what-for to the EU over the Catalonia independence issue, Brexit and the hapless British prime minister, Teresa May.

https://vladtepesblog.com/2017/10/05/nigel-farage-on-spains-treatment-of-those-voting-in-non-binding-plebiscite-for-catalonian-independence/

I sincerely hope that Nigel becomes the prime minster some day.


University in Wales Names Law School After Hillary Clinton




Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip Town Hall




This is not Fake News.

Swansea University in Wales is naming its law school after Hillary Clinton.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2017/10/03/a-university-in-wales-is-renaming-its-law-school-after-hillary-clinton-n2390148



When you really think about it, anybody who has broken as many laws as she has and gotten away with it should have a law school named her.

At least it's not in the US. It's in Wales.


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"Don't look at me. I'm  a whale."

Swastikas at School: Guess Who Gets Disciplined




Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


"One teacher had walked into her classroom, where a small group of students were speculating on what occurred. She decided to talk to the students and was punished. The other teacher talked about the situation with her colleagues, as well as one student during a private conversation."


Last November, a student at Stoughten High School (Massachusetts) was suspended for creating a swastika out of masking tape in school. However, the school has also disciplined three teachers who spoke out about the incident. One of them rescinded a letter of recommendation she had written to a  college on behalf of the student. Apparently, the school feels that the student was "targeted" by the teachers, based on complaints by his parents. The teachers are getting an outpouring of support and the school is getting a lot of criticism.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teacher-suspended-swastika_us_5894b999e4b040613136a1af

http://stoughton.wickedlocal.com/news/20170201/fallout-continues-over-handling-of-stoughton-high-swastika

One of the teachers, Stella Martin, is also getting support from the Louis Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under the Law.

http://brandeiscenter.com/news/news_full/ldb_urges_stoughton_public_schools_not_to_punish_teachers_for_speaking_out

To me, while I side with the teachers based on what I have read, there seems to be something missing in this story. Not only is the school superintendent, Marguerite Rizzi, seemingly putting the obvious issue of anti-semitism in the background, but I get the impression that there are legal considerations and political correctness going on here. I don't want to jump to conclusions or go out on a limb, but I think there is more to this story.

Berkeley Braces for Hurricane Free Speech




Gary Fouse
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This article first appeared in New English Review Review.



Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro was able to complete his speech at the University of California  last week thanks to the campus and Berkeley police shedding their potted plant costumes and ensuring that free speech was actually possible. Now comes the big storm. September 24-27 has been declared Free Speech Week as conservative speakers will be attempting to exercise their constitutional rights. Not surprisingly, the far-left is trying to shut it down-violently if necessary, while the university tries to shut it down with red tape and security fees.

Acting in the spirit of education, over 132 Berkeley professors signed a letter asking students to stay off campus during the above days and skip classes. Neat. I suggest students leave campus permanently since they are not getting an education anyway. They can be just as well indoctrinated sitting at home on their computers.

Judging from the announcement (linked above), it's pretty much an all star cast. One of the lesser-known speakers is a young lady to watch. Ariana Rowlands is a former president of the UC Irvine campus Republicans, a real burr under the saddle of UCI administrators. Here is what she says on Facebook about how college administrators are attempting to keep conservative speakers off campuses.

"The newest college administration trick to stop a conservative speaker from speaking at their campus is to pretend like they're going to be cooperative with the event and make empty promises to bring the student group's guard down. Then, just when event details need to be finalized, the administration completely flips the script by digging up arbitrary reasons as to why the previously agreed to contractual requirements cannot be fulfilled and gives new, completely unacceptable requirements that must be met by a fast-approaching deadline or else they say they'll be forced to cancel the event. Colleges across California are attempting this. Sad! They will lose!"

Ariana should know. She went through this with the UC Irvine administrators when she was bringing Milo Yiannapoulos to UCI. They attempted to suspend the College Republicans for a year over some security misunderstanding. They were forced to back down when a national furor arose. In the end, the College Republicans made the UCI administration look like a bunch of boobs.

For those who care about free speech, the eyes of the nation will be on Berkeley September 24-27. No doubt the forces of Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and a few Palestinian flags will show up and make their voices heard. If the cops elect to show a low profile (their preference) and once again assume the position of potted plants, there will be violence. It will not come from the organizers and supporters of the events.

How ironic that conservatives have to put up big security fees when it is the other side that poses the threat of violence. It reminds me of the old Mafia protection racket where store owners had to pay Vinnie and Sluggo money every month to be "protected"-from them.




Get Ready: It's Hillary Time-All the Time




Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip Gossip Cop


"Buy my book, Everybody !"


Hillary Clinton is back, refreshed and in full PR mode. Her latest book, "What Happened", full of excuses about all the people and forces that took the election from her. Today she was on The View. Typical Hillary stuff. Sympathetic audience and softball questions from the panel with the exception of  Jedediah Bila. Even Bila disappointed me. Easy questions with no followup to destroy Hillary's lying answers. And Hillary was in full lying mode. She even had the gonads to talk about the need to fully investigate all those Trump scandals blithely ignoring the obvious fact that her own greatly outnumber any scandals attributable to Trump.

Next up is the Big Interview with Anderson Cooper, which promises to be more obscene than Anderson's infamous duos with Kathy Griffin.

She is the woman who will never go away.

National Lawyers Guild: "We Are All Antifa"




Gary Fouse
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The National Lawyers Guild was founded in the 1930s as a legal arm of the Communist Party USA. Whatever they call themselves now, the are still Marxist in nature. They will defend any far left cause that is dedicated to tearing down the US.

I have seen their LA director, Jim Lafferty, speak twice at UC Irvine, sponsored by the Muslim Student Union in their never-ending campaign to help destroy Israel. In the past two years, representatives of NLG-attached to the UCI Law School- have acted as "legal observers" for Students for Justice in Palestine as they disrupted pro-Israel events on the UCI campus on May 18, 2016 and May 19, 2017.

Now this despicable organization has come out in support of Antifa. Here is an op-ed by NLG's Nina Farnia, Rachel Lederman and Meredith Wallis.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/We-are-all-antifa-12174947.php

Contrary to the misleading photo that headlines the SF Chronicle article, the Antifa folks show up dressed in  black with masks and helmets, ready to do battle.

"Last month, thousands gathered in San Francisco and Berkeley to defeat the hatred of fascism and white supremacy. A united front of labor, clergy, students, socialists, anarchists and others successfully prevented the fascists from holding their rallies."

In contrast to the Charlottesville rally, which was organized by KKK and neo-Nazi types, the rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley that Antifa "prevented" from happening were organized by free speech advocates, Trump supporters and conservatives-not fascists or white supremacists. There is a difference. Even so, these so-called lawyers ought to know that they were blocking the exercise of others' freedom of speech rights. Who are the fascists here? 

In addition, the list of examples of "alt-right" violence given by the writers is weak, to say the least. "Death threats" while always wrong, are all too often manufactured and lacking in any corroboration. Claiming to be stalked by a guy with a swastika tattoo is pretty weak especially when you compare it to the actual violence that Antifa carries out when they show up. 

Fortunately for Antifa, their own violence in Charlottesville was overshadowed by the murder of a protester by a neo-Nazi as well as the fact that Antifa was opposing true white supremacists. That was not the case in San Francisco or Berkeley. Antifa is a despicable organization that traffics in violence and attempts to shut down those with whom they disagree. While that is clearly antithetical to what lawyers should stand for, it is hardly surprising that the National Lawyers Guild would defend them.