Saturday, May 12, 2018

Why Mothers Day Is Problematic

No offense meant, but... Happy Mothers Day! This, of course, is meant only for people who celebrate their female parent on the second Sunday of May every year.

But not everyone cherishes the day. Some folks are actually offended by it. Some are simply confused, not only by the day but by just what a "mother" actually is. Really.

Blogger and YouTuber Mark Dice breaks this down for us in a darkly amusing video (below). Mothers Day cards, he points out, are now offensive to social justice warriors (SJWs), because "the word 'mother' refers to a woman who gave birth to a child," but since liberals "have embraced more than 58 different genders they're upset at the word 'mother' is associated with a woman." Yep. Those SJWs think men can -- or should be able to -- give birth as well. Confused? Good! You're mentally fit. Dice gives more details about why the unfit SJWs are so troubled by Mothers Day.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Female YouTube Shooter Is Nasim Aghdam, PETA Warrior

YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam (Facebook via KGO-TV)
The shooter at YouTube's San Bruno HQ has been identified as Nasim Aghdam. Also, we found that Aghdam was a radical PETA supporter.

From ABC7 San Francisco:

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (KGO) -- Chaos erupted on the YouTube campus in San Bruno Tuesday afternoon when an alleged female shooter entered the campus and opened fire, wounding three employees.

UPDATE: Female Shooter Dead in YouTube Shooting Incident

Photo via Pitchfork.com 
Updated 10:15 PM CDT:

Female YouTube Shooter Identified as Nasim Aghdam, PETA Warrior (Chicago News Bench)

A good summary of the shooting comes from The Guardian (UK) this evening:

"The San Bruno police chief, Ed Barberini, said during a news conference that police had responded to 911 calls from the Silicon Valley tech campus and discovered a woman, whom they believed to be the shooter, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Barberini did not release any information about a possible motive or the suspect’s identity, but said the attack was carried out with a handgun and that there was no further threat to the public."

"Four people were transported to local hospitals, police said, including three with gunshot wounds. The three are being treated at San Francisco General hospital, a spokesman confirmed, including a 36-year-old man in critical condition and a 32-year-old woman in serious condition. It was not immediately clear where the fourth victim was being treated and in what condition." More at The Guardian.

Earlier: 

"Two separate law enforcement sources told ABC7 News that the shooter is a white, adult female wearing a dark top and head scarf." ABC7 reported that the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Note that a scarf does not necessarily indicate that the shooter was Muslim: It could have been meant as a disguise or to control her hair.

Monday, December 11, 2017

NYPD: Suicide Bombing Suspect Wanted Revenge

He was mad at the U.S., and that was his motivation for wearing the bomb strapped to his body that exploded this morning in New York City.

According to the New York Post, police authorities say suspect Akayed Ullah, 27, "is a former New York City cab driver who told investigators he carried out the attack for revenge." In addition to Ullah, three other people were injured but not seriously.

Ullah is believed to be from Bangladesh and was living in Brooklyn, told authorities in sum and substance from his hospital bed: “They’ve been bombing in my country and I wanted to do damage here,” sources said.

[Note: The U.S. has not been bombing Bangladesh, which has been fighting terrorism in its own country. Bangladesh has officially condemned the bombing in New York today.]

“Let’s be clear that this was an attempted terrorist attack,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference.

Officials say Ullah was a city cab driver but his license expired. Today he set off a “low-tech” homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body at 7:20 a.m. "inside the subway passageway between West 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue and West 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue." More at the New York Post.

The incident was captured on transit surveillance footage.

Energized Democrats, Disillusioned Republicans Give Jones Lead Over Moore in Alabama

A Fox News poll indicates that "Democrat Doug Jones holds a 10-point lead over Republican Roy Moore among likely voters in deep red Alabama." The poll suggests that Republican support for Moore has eroded in recent days. The special election is tomorrow, Dec. 12, to fill the congressional seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

This has been an emotionally charged special election. Moore, accused of sexual misconduct by several women, denies those allegations. Democrats opposed to Moore -- obviously because of party -- could be more motivated to vote in this election than in most because of the addition of those sexual accusations.

But Moore has a long history of being a religious fundamentalist. Combined, those two factors are enough to get even the least motivated Democratic voter to go to the polls.

The Fox News Poll of Alabama voters was conducted Thursday through Sunday "using traditional polling techniques, including a list-based probability sample with both landlines and cellphones." More at Fox News.

UPDATE: NYPD Sift Through Video of Subway Bombing

"New York City police say they are combing through video of the bombing in the subway system. They say the suspect meant to set off the bomb, but it's not clear if he meant to do so in a passageway in the Times Square area where it went off Monday during the morning rush hour. Twenty-seven-year-old Akayed Ullah is in police custody. Officials say he sustained burns to his abdomen and hands and cuts after the crude pipe bomb exploded." More from 13ABC.com. Suspect Akayed Ullah was wearing the pipe bomb strapped around his mid-section. He may have intended to set of his explosive device in Times Square.