Diary

Culture Wars #98: Crazy Mayors and Poetic Social Justice

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Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement.
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Welcome to this edition of social justice craziness gone wild.  Join me in a trip down the bizarre rabbit hole known as Leftist dumb****ery:

CRAZY DEMOCRATS SAYING AND DOING CRAZY THINGS

California Senator and 2020 presidential wannabe Kamala Harris, speaking in New Hampshire, declared that she is supportive of including a third gender on federal documents and forms.  This is hardly surprising news from someone who hails from the San Francisco area.  My proposal for the “third gender:” IT.

FATTIES OF THE WORLD UNITE

It appears the morbidly obese are the new civil rights battle and they even have a leader in Sonalee Rashatwar.  Speaking at St. Olaf’s College recently, she equated dieting with Nazism and a “diet culture” as an “attack on how I experience my body.”  Um… diet culture has nothing to do with your fatness; in fact, quite the opposite.  She spoke, ironically, at the college’s fitness center on the topic of…radical fat liberation.

CRAZY MAYOR #1

Eric Garcetti is the radical mayor of Los Angeles who welcomes illegal immigrants with open arms and presides over one of the largest homeless populations in America.  At least it isn’t San Francisco which now has a human feces problem.  However, Garcetti is addressing a more pressing problem in his city by renaming the famed Rodeo Drive “Obama Boulevard.”  That will solve some civic problems, I’m sure.

CRAZY MAYOR #2

Not to be outdone, Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City has opened up a two-pronged attack on climate change.  First, he declared that no longer would any skyscraper in the city known for skyscrapers be built of glass and steel.  Declaring them “energy inefficient,” he did not proffer any alternative building materials.  This writer suggests hot dogs.  NO!! WAIT!!!  Not to be outdone on the craziness, he then upped the ante by declaring that the city will decrease their red meat purchases by 50% in city-run facilities like hospitals, schools, and jails.  The first casualty of the assault on red meat is hot dogs because…you know…hot dogs…hot…heat…climate change…

WHERE WAS THIS CLASS WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE?

Two university divisions at UCLA recently introduced a seminar titled, “Sexploration- Pole Class.”  Billed as a class to teach students the “art” of pole dancing, it promises to teach students “the basic moves needed to become a magnificent pole dancer.”  Well, at least UCLA is providing some day jobs for the city’s strippers.

HATE CRIME HOAX, CANADIAN STYLE

The BerMax Cafe is a Jewish owned deli in Winnipeg, Canada.  Imagine the surprise one morning when they discovered swastikas spray painted on their establishment.  Jewish leaders in Winnipeg, Manitoba and throughout western Canada decried the incident as “the most brazen anti-Semitic act” in the city’s history.  After investigation, Winnipeg police charged three owners of the deli with “public mischief,” the Canadian way of saying they sprayed the swastikas on their own restaurant.  The motive:  to gin up some publicity for the establishment since it was financially distressed.

AND FINALLY, SOME POETIC SOCIAL JUSTICE

The Handsome Her Cafe in Melbourne, Australia made some headlines when they announced they were slapping an 18% surcharge on the bill of any male patron to make up for the hypothetical and statistically disproven wage gap.  The cafe, which manages to cater to two truly obnoxious social justice groups simultaneously- feminists and vegans- announced that they are closing up shop due to lack of business proving once again that social justice just does not fill the coffers or add to the bottom line.  Put another way: social justice meets cold, hard reality.

That’s it for this week’s wacky descent into Leftist nonsense.