The Washington Post Defends Chip and Joanna Gaines (Amazing I Know)

Buzzfeed doesn’t like Evangelical Christians because they MIGHT not like same sex marriage. (They don’t know how the Gaines feel, but that didn’t stop the attack.) BuzzFeed’s hit piece on Chip and Joanna Gaines is dangerous – The Washington Post

So it seems that the Washington Post, at least has learned some of the lessons of the Trump campaign. You can’t just attack people for being conservative or religious out of hand.

A gay man is writing for the WaPo, on the subject of respecting other people’s religious convictions. And well.

A few years ago, gay activists decided the best way to win arguments in favor of same-sex marriage was to shut up their opponents. All they had to do was lob a charge of homophobia and the argument was won. Or they tweeted at the companies that employed the “homophobes” until they were fired. Conservatives were bullied on social media and mocked for being ass-backward (and indeed, some of them were and are). But they were never taken seriously.

Bullying is not the same as winning an argument. It is only bullying. And eventually it will stop working. Maybe it already has.

Trump stood up to the bullying. I hope HGTV and the Gaines can stand up to it as well.

Because it isn’t over. They are going to have to make a statement. And if it doesn’t meet the exact requirements of the liberal bullies, HGTV will be pressured to drop the show.

BuzzFeed is probably at the forefront of discussions surrounding diversity in entertainment. Do their reporters think diversity refers only to skin color? Does ideological diversity count for nothing, especially when it is representative of, again, a sizable chunk of the American public?

That chunk is at least 40% of the American public.

But the LEFT has never been into diversity of ideas, and it has gotten worse lately. Look at the way conservatives are shouted down on college campuses. Only Right Think will be allowed.

Homeowner shoots, kills alleged intruder

How would you react to some uninvited person in your home at 1:30 AM (or so)? Homeowner shoots, kills alleged intruder in Apple Valley, authorities say | abc7.com

A homeowner shot and killed an alleged intruder early Wednesday morning at a residence in Apple Valley, authorities said.

It is California (the People’s Republic) so of course “the authorities” are investigating in the hopes they can charge this guy with something, and not leave it at lawful self-defense.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. Self-defense is a human-right. (Even in Kalifornia.)

Sneaker Net Lives!

fedex_deliveryFor truly large quantities of data, physical delivery, and not the internet, makes sense. Amazon will truck your massive piles of data to the cloud with an 18-wheeler | TechCrunch

Meet AWS Snowmobile, a tractor-trailer for when your big data is just too damn big. The truck houses a container that can store up to 100 petabytes of data. Real-life data hoarders can contract Amazon to move exabytes of data to the cloud using the new tricked-out trucks.

As usual xkcd is way out in front of everyone.

McDonald’s Unveils Self-Service Kiosks Nationwide

You pass a law to raise costs. Business responds accordingly. Thanks To ‘Fight For $15’ Minimum Wage, McDonald’s Unveils Job-Replacing Self-Service Kiosks Nationwide

Earlier this month, McDonald’s announced the nationwide roll-out of touchscreen self-service kiosks. In a video the company released to showcase the new customer experience, it’s striking to see employees who once would have managed a cash register now reduced to monitoring a customer’s choices at an iPad-style kiosk.

Of course a lot of small businesses just closed doors. Because while the Left may hate profits, they are needed to keep a business moving. [Hat tip Legal Insurrection.]

Inflation in Venezuela is expected to rise 1,660%

Life in a Socialist Paradise. Venezuela’s currency is in ‘free fall’ – Nov. 29, 2016

One dollar fetched 1,567 bolivars on November 1. On November 28, a dollar was worth 3,480 bolivars on the widely-used unofficial exchange rate monitored by Dolartoday.com.

It is expected to get worse, much worse next year. And it is bad enough already.

Just in November, the bolivar has lost 55% of its value.

So where is the parade of Hollywood Celebs who used to trek to Venezuela to tell the government what a great job they were doing? Maybe all those anti-Trump folks who can’t get into Canada, can head south.