The formerly* all-women’s Mount Holyoke College has cancelled its annual performance of ”The Vagina Monologues.” While at first glance that may sound like a return to sanity, it’s anything but.
Mount Holyoke student Erin Murphy explained on behalf of the student-run theater board in an email to students on Wednesday that the play is problematic because it is not inclusive of trans women
You read that correctly. It was cancelled not because it’s inane, insipid, or insulting to the intelligence of normal, rational humans. Nope. Because it’s not inclusive of “women” who lack vaginas, i.e., cross-dressing men. We can’t offend their tender sensibilities now, can we?
Such is the state of higher education today. You just can’t make this stuff up, folks.
*I say “formerly” because last year they began admitting males who can’t tell the difference between the reproductive organs of the two—count them—biologically defined genders of our species.
Liberal voters are finding themselves victims once more of their own economic policies, this time in New Jersey as Mercedes-Benz has announced it is moving its headquarters to Georgia. The reason?
Mercedes USA made one thing very clear about its decision to leave — the cost of doing business and the tax environment is just too high here to be competitive with a state like Georgia
This really should come as no surprise. Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Hyundai, Nissan…all have major manufacturing sites sprinkled across the South because of the favorable business environments offered by conservative states. It makes sense to move headquarters as well, since, as a corporate site location specialist cited by the NYT noted,
New Jersey’s high taxes, particularly its tax on personal income, were a factor often cited by corporate executives in deciding whether to move or stay in the state.
Yep. Just like us worker schmucks, CEOs like to keep more of what they earn. Who knew? (Hint: not Democrats or their constituents.)
Not surprisingly, the underlying lesson is completely missed by New Jersey politicians (including the Republican quoted in the article). Incentives offered to businesses are temporary. The real problem is the entire underlying economic policy of high corporate and personal taxes, burdensome regulations, and the rest of the anti-business philosophy of the Left.
There were discussions to offer sizable incentives to retain Mercedes in its current form within the state. But you can’t go beyond a place where it doesn’t make sense from a net positive perspective for the state.
So driving businesses out of your state is a net positive? Sounds to me like a win for us ignorant, cousin-lovin’ rednecks.
Obama says he’ll, “leave it up to others to interpret Mr. Putin’s psychology.” Why not? He’s already made it clear he has no clue how the world works. Judging by his brilliant economic & foreign policies, I’m not convinced he knows how a toaster works.
A restaurant in Durham was hit by armed robbers this weekend. I know. Put away your shocked face. After all, it’s (a) in Durham, and (b) in Durham.
So why is this news? It’s not except for one little bit of delicious irony. You see, the restaurant’s owner has posted a conspicuous “No weapons” sign on the front entrance.
Then how, you ask, could this crime possibly have been committed? It was not only illegal, but doubly illegal because the sign was right there for all to see.
Or was it? I think this was entirely the owner’s fault.
First, he posted the sign with written words in English. Given the state of education in NC, it really is discriminatory against the hardworking criminal class to expect them to be able to read a sign with words longer than three letters. And in English? The owner must be the vilest of racists. What if your prospective thief were, say, Hispanic or Asian? Picture signs only, please.
Second, the sign should have been posted at the back entrance (where the perps entered) as well. Because everyone knows that criminals who are willing to break multiple laws in order to rob a business at gunpoint will definitely think twice when they see a “No weapons” sign and discover they would compound a felony with a misdemeanor trespass. Right?
I’ll never understand the “logic” of advertising your premises as a “gun-free zone,” aka, target-rich environment.
Living in the past while you’re alive in the present is knowingly sacrificing time from your life.
—Greg Gutfeld (The Bible of Unspeakable Truths)
The citizens of NYC have been rocked by a recent wave of vicious attacks by young thugs with hammers. One victim was partially blinded; another lost an ear; yet another will require reconstructive surgery. They’re fortunate to be alive.
But wait, you ask, isn’t that illegal?
Why, yes, as a matter of fact it is. But laws only constrain the law-abiding. In this case, it also turns them into victims. New York’s peaceful citizens have been disarmed by the very government which has proven yet again that it can’t protect them. They are easy prey for a young, strong assailant wielding a deadly weapon.
You can be the one to look the young pregnant victim in the eye and tell her she shouldn’t be allowed to protect herself. That her life and safety just aren’t that valuable.
Me? I want her armed and trained. As my daughter will be. As every citizen of NYC should be allowed the choice to be.
The old generation of bigots that once burned crosses has been replaced by a new generation of bigots that bans them.
It should be further noted that both groups are…Democrats.
Watching Putin play Obama for the amateur he is brings to mind the snarky, dismissive remark our current Bumbler-in-Chief made during the last presidential campaign:
The 80’s called. They want their foreign policy back.
So, Mr. President, have you tried copping that attitude with Vlad? How’s that working for ya’?
I can’t be the only American who wishes for a return to the policies of the 1980s. Or even, say, the 2000s. When America’s allies knew we could be trusted, and our enemies knew we should be feared. Now both alike do nothing but laugh.
Brutality on a monstrous scale. Brought to you by the Religion of Peace™.