“You hear that? It’s the world’s smallest violin playing just for Bret Weinstein.”
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“You hear that? It’s the world’s smallest violin playing just for Bret Weinstein.”
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“People like Maxine Waters, Al Green and their ilk speak in broad generalizations and hyperbole and deflect real questions and peddle in fear. They’re completely incapable of losing this election with a shred of dignity.”
Depraved leftists across the globe are celebrating the death of a father of five who was crushed to death by an elephant during a big game hunt Friday in Zimbabwe.
Theunis Botha, owner of a South Africa-based safari company named Big Game Safaris and Hounds, was killed while on a licensed hunt with a client near Hwange National Park, the same park where Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer sparked an international uproar in 2015 after he fatally shot “Cecil” the lion.
Botha and his client were hunting when Botha “unknowingly” walked into a herd of elephants, a Zimbabwe wildlife official told the Associated Press. It’s unclear what the men were hunting for when they came across the breeding herd.
Unnamed sources told Netwerk24 that four elephant cows charged at the hunters, and one of the elephants managed to lift Botha off the ground with her trunk. The client then reportedly shot the animal, causing her to collapse on top of Botha, crushing him to death.
The lifelong hunter, 51, left behind a wife and five children in the South African town of Tzaneen.
The story is tragic, but not to crazed leftists who value animals’ rights over the unborn, or now, the born who dare to hunt.
Botha’s 21-year-old daughter, Carmen, posted several photos on Facebook memorializing her father, but her account has since been deleted or made private, presumably due to the harassment she’s received since the story went viral.
Entertainment website Heavy.com said Botha “got a taste of his own medicine.”
A headline by Yahoo7 News blared, “Big-Game Hunter Crushed To Death As Dying Elephant Takes Revenge.”
Global Animal, an online news magazine, lectured, “[N]o matter where you stand, let this tragic incident serve as a reminder of the power of Mother Nature and the risks associated with this cruel sport.”
“I’m not that broken up on it,” quipped The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur. “If you brag about how you’re a tough guy hunter your whole life and you get crushed by an elephant, well OK, in some ways it retroactively made your bragging worth it.”
“I’m more sad about the two elephants that were shot,” his female co-host chimed in. (Botha reportedly shot at another elephant before he was blindsided by the one that killed him.)
But that’s not even getting into the bowels of assholery that is Twitter:
@RawStory gee,I am so sad- NOT!
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) May 22, 2017
My heart is filled with joy at the news of the hunter crushed to death by the elephant.😍
— Concerned citizen (@lampreyhunter) May 23, 2017
@RawStory Sweet Justice. Sweet sweet Justice.
— Kevin C (@KevinAlaska) May 22, 2017
Aww poop elephant 😔. I’m glad the Hunter is dead though. One less dickhead to worry about. https://t.co/9EDYSqRNNE
— LA Rams (@Kellz622) May 23, 2017
A big game hunter dies after the elephant he was hunting falls on him. #PoeticJustice
— Shae Williams (@shaegotbutta) May 23, 2017
I’ve had just about enough of people dancing on the graves of others due to their own political agendas. We’ve seen it enough today in light of the Manchester terrorist attack. People will stop at nothing to publicly place blame and spew hatred in a desperate attempt to feel validated.
There are no reports that say what Botha was hunting, but whatever it was, it was legal, and he paid the ultimate price for it. While liberals froth at the mouth to stories like this, a family somewhere is grieving a devastating loss.
(Photo Credit: Carmen Botha via BuzzFeed News)
In a news item conveniently overlooked by the liberal media, California Gov. Jerry Brown is having a “basket of deplorables” moment among his state’s conservatives.
As reported by The Washington Times, the Democratic governor earlier this month described taxpayers who opposed his newly signed $52.4 billion transportation and infrastructure funding package, which hikes the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon, as “freeloaders.”
“The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them,” Mr. Brown told The Orange County Register on May 12. “They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth, and they’re following suit.”
This is coming from the governor of a state whose “freeloading” taxpayers recently footed the bill for Shiloh Heavenly Quine, a 57-year-old convicted murderer, to receive sex-reassignment surgery while serving out a life sentence behind bars.
This is coming from the same governor who last year vetoed legislation that would have fully repaid local agencies for costs incurred in responding to the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
I guess he’s fiscally conservative in some areas.
As first noted by Newsbusters and confirmed by this blogger, no major news outlets or wire services have reported on Mr. Brown’s derogatory comments toward Trump supporters. They apparently learned their lesson from reporting on Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” remark, which has often been described as one of the former Democratic presidential nominee’s more devastating blows to her failed campaign.
But the agenda-driven silence doesn’t mean constituents are staying quiet.
John Kobylt, co-host of “The John and Ken Show” on KFI-AM in Los Angeles, and Carl DeMaio of KOGO-AM in San Diego are leading an effort to recall Democratic state Sen. Josh Newman over his vote in favor of the tax hike in an effort to eliminate the Democratic supermajority, The Washington Times’ Valerie Richardson reported.
“When Jerry Brown says we’re a bunch of freeloaders, he obviously has not looked at his own social policies that allow people to get welfare without having requirements for work,” Mr. DeMaio said. “And, of course, don’t get me started about the largesse of the pension benefits and pay for government employees.”
Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen, who said he supports the Newman recall, has also proposed a statewide ballot measure that would repeal the transportation package, which needs 365,880 signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot.
A cocky Mr. Brown told the Republican to “go for it,” during his interview with The County Register.
“Make my day,” he said. “Maybe people like gravel roads, but I don’t think so.”
A Bethel University student was pressured into issuing a formal apology after he offended a Native American instructor by wearing a Chicago Blackhawks sweatshirt to class.
James Jacobs, who teaches a class called “Social Perspectives, Human Worth and Social Action” at the private Christian college in Arden Hills, Minnesota, posted about the student’s offense in an April 19 Facebook post that has since been deleted.
“So your college professor is a Native American,” the instructor wrote, according to a screenshot obtained by The College Fix. “A Native American who has spoken multiple times about the offensiveness of Indian Mascots. Yet you come to class with an Indian mascot sprawled across your shirt… Bold move sir.”
It’s worth noting that the Blackhawks were named by their original owner, Frederic McLaughlin, who fought in World War I with the 86th Infantry Division, nicknamed the “Blackhawk Division.” While the military division was nicknamed after the Sauk tribe leader Black Hawk, McLaughlin named his hockey team in honor of the military unit in which he served. The appropriation of the name, as well as the team’s logo of an American Indian’s head, have come under fire in recent years for being a slur to Native Americans.
The Clarion, Bethel’s student newspaper, reported Friday that Chicago-native Cody Albrecht wore the team’s sweatshirt to Jacobs’ class the same day that students watched a documentary about the largest one-day execution in U.S. history, when 38 Dakota were hanged at the end of the Dakota War of 1862.
Other students in Jacobs’ class spoke to The Clarion under the condition of anonymity, and who could blame them after knowing that their teacher could easily blast them on Facebook for whatever thought crime of the day. The students said Albrecht had offered to turn his sweatshirt inside out after “becoming aware of the unease” that it had caused in the classroom.
But that apparently wasn’t enough for these dainty flowers. Albrecht reportedly said in his apology that he was actually contacted by the school’s social work department regarding the shirt and that he attended a private meeting with Jacobs where the two came to a reconciliation.
Jacobs wrote in an updated Facebook post that Albrecht later apologized in front of the class and acknowledged the purported torment that his shirt had caused.
“I’m glad to say that this became an incredible learning opportunity for the student we had a lengthy conversation about it and the student really listened to why those images are offensive and hurtful,” the instructor wrote. “When I posted last week I kept the students name out of it and I only posted because I didn’t expect the university to get involved, it has been my experience with other institutions in the past that situations like this would be minimized, so I really didn’t expect anything to come of it. Since that time the student has made a public apology in class and expressed what they had learned from this process.”
Jacobs said Albrecht had become the target of “some strong messages” since his identity was made public, and urged the student’s critics to knock it off.
“If you’re on campus and know of this situation please don’t send the student discouraging messages,” the instructor wrote. “They have truly matured and learned from this experience and we have taken big steps in the reconciliation process.”
Albrecht commented Saturday on The Clarion’s story, saying he was “disappointed” that it was published but acknowledged that it was “something that I have to own.”
“While I would love to focus on my intent of wearing the sweatshirt as being innocent, I have to take responsibility of the incredibly negative impact I had on this Professor,” the student wrote. “To me, I saw this as just a shirt, but to be able to attach human emotion to that shirt that was filled with so much hurt and historic oppression, made that shirt come alive to me in a whole new way.
“We are called to uphold the human worth of all people, for we are all made in God’s image,” he added. “Professor Jacobs and I both did things wrong in this situation, but the reconciliation effort between him and I and the rest of the class was beautiful, Christlike and was filled with Christ love. I welcome further conversations about this topic and want to push everyone here to seek to understand, on both sides, before pointing the finger. Let us all take on humility and seek to have love be the #1 root of all our actions.”
This is a ridiculous example of thought policing, but the student’s groveling is no better. While his diplomacy is somewhat admirable, I would love for once to write a story about a college student who stands in defiance of conformity and tells his teacher where to shove it, but that’s almost never the case. The problem with Albrecht is that he agrees with his instructor. These kids have been brainwashed to believe that a cultural infraction, however small, is worth a public shaming.
While Albrecht has gone overboard with his apology, Jacobs has been tight-lipped on his. Where is this instructor’s public apology for shaming this student on social media? Sure, he didn’t name Albrecht in the now-deleted post but anyone who was in class that day would have immediately known who it was about. This instructor played sides, and that’s not OK.
While I appreciate Albrecht’s effort to be “Christ-like,” I can’t appreciate this growing acceptance of liberal groupthink — not just on college campuses, but nationwide. You can’t criticize Islam or you might be a bigot, you can’t question the wage gap or you might be a sexist, you can’t support Trump or you might be a fascist, and apparently, you can’t wear memorabilia of your home team because you might be a racist.
No, I’m not going to boycott my favorite sports team because your delicate sensibilities can’t handle a piece of clothing. No, I’m not going to censor myself because you haven’t developed the life skills to react appropriately to conflicting ideals. One has to wonder what would have happened if this kid had worn a Che Guevara shirt in class. Would there have even been a story to write?
Hey guys! Tonight was a lot of fun! I got to rip on the State of the Union address a little bit, and then Satnaam Singh Mago joins the show to talk about turbans in the military and Sikhism in America. Satnaam sheds some light on what he and others in his faith face every day in a post-9/11 world.
We also get funky with some Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and Brothers Johnson… “Cause Sikhs like to party!” – Satnaam
Hope you enjoy!
P.S. I announce on the show as well that this will be my last podcast for a few weeks, as I will be in China and unable to access much of anything online. But I will certainly be back in mid-to-late February, fresher than ever, to tell you about my crazy adventures. Stick with me, you won’t regret it!
Hey guys, welcome back! Tonight, in light of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and all the craziness that followed I decided to focus tonight’s show on RAAACISM in a post MLK-America. I take on the GOP, the NAACP, President Obama and Sarah Palin. Then, Washington Times writer and Breaking Beltway contributor Douglas Ernst joins in on the fun to help tackle NFL cornerback Richard Sherman, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the creator of the #NotYourAsianSidekick hashtag, Suey Park.
We also rock out to Meatloaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” Etta Jones’ “Black Bird,” Pearl Jam’s “W.M.A.,” Depeche Mode’s “People are People,” and Marley’s “Redemption Song.”
Hope you enjoy!
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Woohoo, tonight you have me all to yourself! On tonight’s episode I tackle sexting laws and Jimmy Kimmel’s ongoing row with Chinese Americans. Then I talk about people who have lost their damn minds — ex-cop Curtis Reeves who killed a guy in a movie theater for texting too loudly and a grandpa fight at the Wal-Mart checkout line. Then we travel on over to Hollyweird to rip Justin Bieber, Sean Penn, Anderson Cooper and David Russell.
We also rock out to some Toots and the Maytals, Johnny Cash, Warren Zevon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Dr. Dog!
Hope you guys like it!
Hey guys, welcome back to another episode of Breaking Beltway! Tonight, I get to unload on Dennis Rodman, Greg Anthony and the Kim Dynasty, all while rockin’ out to some Duffy, Dispatch, ZZ Top and Bad Company!
Then, founder and CEO of Hestia Tobacco (and fellow libertarian) David Sley will join the show to talk about his 100% independent, 100% all-natural tobacco products. If you’re not ready to quit, but are looking to break free from Big Tobacco, just listen to the end of the show and I’ll give you an offer code for 15% off all Hestia products!
Thanks for listening!
Welcome back! I’m so excited tonight to wrap up the year with you guys! For tonight’s podcast, I’m doing a bit of a round-up. I usually record on Wednesday nights, but since I will most likely still be nursing my wine flu by then, I lazed through this one and am giving you a 2013 roundup of the funniest and most informative Breaking Beltway segments of the year!
Former co-host Katherine Timpf and I tackle Sharia law and online dating, Washington Times digital editor Douglas Ernst joins to talk about Pajama Boy and the wussification of American men; I solo blast militant atheism and play a song with Carly Harvey and Tristan Buckley; and 8-year-old Hailey Reece wraps it all up with her favorite thing about Christmas!