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It's Time For Another Edition of the Culture Wars- 8/22/17

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Yes, folks… the gift that just keeps on giving…and giving…and giving.

THAT’S ONE WAY TO TAKE CARE OF THE “PROBLEM”

It seems the fine citizens of Iceland- that glacier encrusted island in the Northern Atlantic that gave the world Bjork and salted fish- has found a cure for Down’s Syndrome.  And it did not take a massive scientific research project to discover what genes were involved and all that silly scientific stuff.

Instead, the cure is not a codfish/kale shake.  It’s abortion.  You see- prenatal testing for genetic abnormalities occurs almost always in Iceland and in almost 100% of the cases, mothers decide to abort that future little problem.  On average, according to their own statistics, two Down Syndrome babies a year are born in Iceland.  Said one Icelandic hospital official, Helga Sol Olafsdottir:

In America, I think some people would be confused about people calling this ‘our child,’ saying a prayer or saying goodbye or having a priest come in — because to them abortion is murder…We don’t look at abortion as a murder. We look at it as a thing that we ended. We ended a possible life that may have had a huge complication… preventing suffering for the child and for the family.

Obviously, Dr. Mengele’s progeny escaped to Iceland.

WOMEN’S MARCH CONNECTS DOTS

After a crazy Nazi plows his car through a crowd of protesters who came out to protest the Nazis, the Women’s March- yes, they are still around long after the “march” which means there will be yet another march- made a startling discovery.  According to a spokeswoman for the group, someone ramming a Dodge Charger into a crowd of people is the fault of Dana Loesch and the NRA which happens to be a gun rights group and has never taken a stand on Dodge Chargers.  That would be the NFL team from San Diego.

Let us not forget the fact that the Women’s March was partially founded by a terrorist sympathizer named Linda Sarsour who has called for jihad on Trump.

BECAUSE NOTHING SAYS AN EVENING OF ROMANCE LIKE GOOD OLD FASHIONED COMMUNISM

Kristen Ghodsee is a professor of Russian studies at the University of Pennsylvania, a prestigious Ivy League school.  She has this to say of the country and region she studies:

When Americans think of Communism in Eastern Europe, they imagine travel restrictions, bleak landscapes of gray concrete, miserable men and women languishing in long lines to shop in empty markets and security services snooping on the private lives of citizens. While much of this was true our collective stereotype of Communist life does not tell the whole story…

OK- full stop!  So far, so good and she admits as much until we get to that last phrase then we know something is up…and here it comes:

There’s one advantage that has received little attention: Women under Communism enjoyed more sexual pleasure.

So there you have it.  Forget all that advice in the monthly copy of “Cosmopolitan” and convert to Communism.  The good professor has found the Holy Grail of sexual satisfaction for women.

VANDALISM BREEDS SUCH COMMUNITY

The Washington Post thought it wise to throw a human face on the antifa movement by profiling three local activists trying to make them appear like innocent people with the best of intentions and lofty goals.  In an article titled, “What Draws Americans to Anarchy? It’s More Than Just Smashing Windows,” that meme is soon destroyed by the actual anarchists who declare that vandalism and  violence are “… a necessary way to draw attention to poverty, racism, educational inequality and other problems.”

Just admit you like breaking windows in Starbucks and tipping over newspaper stands and trash cans and call it a day.  No need to justify antisocial behavior with such lofty phrases.

THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES GONE TERRIBLY WRONG UNLESS YOU ARE AN ALCOHOLIC

The city of Philadelphia decided to tax soft drinks in order to fund a preschool program and was originally expected to raise about $92 million in revenue in its first year of implementation, which began on January 1st, 2017.  After first quarter revenues were announced, the city declared the tax a rousing success and would likely exceed the $92 million projection.  However, as the population adjusted to the increased costs, actual revenue now stands at $39 million after six months.  That comes in at an annual rate of $78 million which is $14 million below the original projection which means that the pre-K programs this tax was intended to implement are now in jeopardy.

The more interesting thing about consumer behavior is that besides people now going into the Philadelphia suburbs to purchase cheaper soft drinks, this may account for some of the declining revenue.  But what about those who cannot afford to make those trips and are stuck in Philadelphia?  You know- those who tend to be poor or a minority?  It appears that they have also adjusted to the soda tax by purchasing more alcohol which, incidentally, has a higher caloric intake than soft drinks.

Way to go Philadelphia!   You’ve taxed people out the wazoo and created more alcoholics in your city while driving over 200 jobs at bottling and distribution plants out of the city.  Maybe next year they can raise the minimum wage to $20/hour.

NAZIS, NAZIS EVERYWHERE

Mel Brooks, where are you when America needs you most?  It appears that there are Nazis everywhere…even in New York City Christmas stores.  Well, that’s according to actress Alyssa Milano who was mortified when she walked into such a store and saw a display of elves giving what appeared to be a Nazi salute.  Milano did the right thing.  NO- she didn’t say anything to management, take a picture or even lecture the elves.  Instead, she took to Twitter to report the incident.  When asked by a follower what she did next, she responded she took her kids outside and had her husband lecture the elves about their bad behavior.

So what would motivate an out-of-work-for-awhile-now “actress” to see such a thing?  Obviously, she may be so deranged that she is just making stuff up now and creating white supremacist elves.  Another option is Milano mistook their (the elves) friendly waves for a Nazi salute since she is a triggered SJW.  Whatever the case, Ms. Milano should stay away from early Christmas shopping.

THE FABRIC OF AMERICA

CNN host Poppy Harlow brought on that noted race expert- Eric Michael Dyson- to get his unique take on the events of Charlottesville and Confederate statues.  After rambling on about Trump this-and-that, he made this startling statement:

The people that we claim, black lives matter, the antifa movement and so on, are interested in preserving the fabric of America…

So says the man who blamed 9/11 on American imperialism and defended a cop killer in Philadelphia.  Because we all know that nothing expresses the “fabric of America” like chanting “F#@! the cops” and covering our faces in black scarves and wearing hoodies to beat up people.

And here I thought cotton was the fabric of America, but I won’t even go there…

That’s it for another week of those crazy, wild and wacky social justice warriors out there.  Keep fighting because I’ll back next week with another edition of (cue music) the culture war chronicles.