Category Archives: decline and fall

Refresher on Obergefell v. Hodges

Something I saw today on Twitter prompted me to take a look back at an article I posted here a couple years ago, about how Obergefell v. Hodges was not in fact an affirmation of the will of the American People, as was repeatedly trumpeted by the fakenews at the time, but was in fact forcibly imposed by judicial fiat just about everywhere. I had posted a link to Wikipedia as a source at the time. The page at that link has since been obfuscated beyond recognition, to the point where it’s no longer a valid source for this information (nice retconning there, Wikipedians!), but, luckily, I found another one! Even on that one, though, you need to carefully look through the table and tally off the ones that list “legislative statute” or similar reason as the method of legalization. Counting full states only, there are 11. Including Washington D.C. gets you to 12. I maintain that states where same-sex marriage was legalized only after being imposed by a court do not count, and, frankly, it should be obvious that they do not. When the law is already a foregone conclusion anyway, how many people are going to bother voting against it? Liberal proponents, on the other hand, are well known for their penchant for gloating, which is precisely what such a “vote” constitutes.

In any case, here are the states who voluntarily legalized same-sex marriage, through legislative action, referendum, or the like:

Delaware
Hawaii
Illinois
Maine
Maryland
Minnesota
New Hampshire
New York
Rhode Island
Vermont
Washington

In all other states, including California, legalization was jammed down the throats of the people by either federal or state court fiat. Thus, any claim that this decision was somehow the “will of the people” is a flat-out lie, and if you hear it, you are being lied to. It’s called gaslighting, and this is an absolutely massive case of it.

Counting the votes

A quote for the day:

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. – Joseph Stalin

I think it’s obvious at this point that Clinton’s people are going to try their damnedest to steal the election next month.  They’re hoping the actual vote will be close enough so the steal won’t be noticeable, but I think they’ll try it even if they have to stretch and risk getting caught.

Why?

Because they’ll believe they are doing the right thing.  They’ll believe that it “must” be done.

If it happens, well, that will be mighty interesting won’t it?

Do you believe schools ought to be safer?

You’re now a racist if you say schools need to be safer.

Under pressure from Obama educrats, public school districts are no longer suspending even violent students; but now, under pressure from Black Lives Matter, they are suspending teachers who complain about not suspending bad kids.

Much more at the link.

I suppose as word gets around about this problem, the trend of families looking for creative ways to get their kids out of these schools will only continue to increase, which will in turn motivate the left and their BLM shock troops to counter-push. What will their next target be? Things are bad enough now that it actually takes some effort to imagine what more they could do to mess the situation up, short of creating an effective ban on homeschooling (which is already unfeasible for a whole lot of people, a fact which the radical left is surely happy about).

Then again, even if policy merely stays the same, current conditions in many areas sound extreme enough to push affected school districts into complete non-functionality within a few years.  Teachers can strike or quit, parents can sue, or en masse refuse to send their kids to schools that endanger their children, but none of that will do anything other than exacerbate the problem. So, what happens then? It seems that public schooling under the guidance of the Department of Education is approaching a breaking point.  What happens after it breaks?

All Hail the Onion

I saw this quoted over on Vox Day’s blog and actually had to check to make sure it wasn’t serious:

Moving quickly to begin the process of filling the unexpected vacancy on the Supreme Court bench, President Obama spent much of the weekend compiling a shortlist of gay, transsexual abortion doctors to replace the late Antonin Scalia, White House sources confirmed Monday. “These are all exemplary candidates with strong homosexual values and proven records of performing partial-birth abortions, but am I missing anyone?” Obama reportedly asked himself while reviewing his list of queer, gender-nonconforming, feminist Planned Parenthood employees, all of whom were also said to be black immigrants. “I definitely have enough post-op transsexuals on the list, but it is a little light on pre-op candidates. And I should probably add a cop killer or two on here just to round out my options.” Sources later confirmed that Obama was attempting to rapidly narrow the list down to the single best nominee to submit to the Senate in hopes of wrapping up confirmation hearings before his choice had to leave to attend the Hajj pilgrimage.

Ok, they got me. :)

 

Facebook

I’ve never had a Facebook account and it’s looking more and more as if I never will.  Why?

Facebook begins Europe-wide campaign against extremist posts

And here’s an example of the “extremism” they are focusing on:

“Please, men of Germany. Do something!” German Teenager BANNED From Facebook…

Another account of that same story: WATCH: ‘Angela Merkel You Have Killed Germany!’ – 16 Year Old Girl’s Migrant Fears Video That Some Claim Facebook Are ‘Censoring’

A 16-year-old girl posts an entirely justified rant describing how angry and terrified she is as a result of the huge Islamic migrant presence in Germany, in addition to an accurate, unwashed and (needless to say) uncensored account of some of their activities in relation to women and girls, some as young as 12 years old.  Facebook retaliates by deleting her account.

Do you suppose Zuckerberg is aware of what’s happening over there, at all?

Thx to Vox Popoli and Anonymous Conservative for the links.