Oberlin College and the “Culture of Theft”

No one should attend this hellhole. Student journalist: Shoplifting at Gibson’s Bakery was part of Oberlin College’s “Culture of Theft”.

Higher education.

It’s truly astounding that a college would be afraid to support a local store that was the victim of shoplifting. It is deeply depressing that students did not already know that “shoplifting was harmful.”

So how is that kids in the 21st Century don’t know that “Stealing hurts the victim?” I bet they would object if you took money from them.

“[W]e uncovered a sad truth: That the majority of shoplifting in Oberlin is carried out by students…. [because] students just felt like it” — Puts in context testimony that the college wanted a special procedure for student shoplifters and feared backing the bakery would “trigger” a negative student reaction.

Then there is the social justice insanity, in which fried chicken wasn’t served enough, and General Chao’s Chicken was served too much. (Chinese food is cultural appropriation. Or something.)

No one should want to attend Oberlin College and no parent should be willing to pay anything to send their kids their. It is worse than a joke.

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If They Delete the Record, Then It Never Happened

The main character in Orwell’s Nineteen Eight-four was in charge of altering historic records. Obama White House Deleted Online Speeches About The Immigration Crisis Hours Before Trump Entered Office: Report.

The Obama administration deleted hundreds of speeches and statements on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website just hours before President Donald Trump officially entered office, according to research released Tuesday.

A collection of 190 transcripts of speeches on ICE’s website was deleted on Jan. 18 and late in the evening on Jan. 19, 2017, according to research conducted by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for government transparency. Statements made by high-ranking ICE officials regarding controversial immigration topics such as sanctuary cities, E-Verify, treatment of detainees, and other issues were included in the reported deletions.

Because history is only important if it servers The Party. Of the Left.

The Ethics Are Settled. Because They Said So

Difference of opinion is not allowed. Leftists Declare Fundamental Moral Questions Beyond Debate.

And of course everything is decided in their favor.

Contemplate the arrogance of asserting that society has reached moral clarity in saying that it is wrong to change laws that deny women reproductive freedom. Polls show that Americans are equally divided on the abortion question, so who does Gillibrand have in mind when she says “society”?

Or “Shut up and bake the cake.” Or “Shut up and perform an abortion.” Have a difference of opinion? You will be banned from F*c*book, and Twitter. Your channel on YouTube will have no revenue. Not because you did anything illegal, not because you advocated for violence, but only because you dared to disagree with the Left.

What would happen if every doctor decided that abortion was wrong? Would the rights the Left see mean they would put a gun to a doctor’s head and say that second statement?

Authoritarians never want to debate. Silence those that disagree.

The following showed up in the search results for this site recently. Чистка партийных рядов (Cleansing of the party ranks – 21st Century Edition) I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same. Hat tip to Pirate’s Cove.

In the Least Surprising News of the Day, Democratic Mayor of Chicago to Raise Taxes

Because you can’t cut expenses. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: ‘No question’ city will need more tax money from residents.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday said there’s “no question” residents will need to pay more in taxes or fees to plug a looming city budget shortfall estimated at more than $700 million.

Sales tax is over 10 percent in Chicago, or it was the last time I was there. And the city lot wanted to charge me $21 per hour park next to the Art Institute.

And to be fair, a lot of things – mostly pensions – she can’t cut, not without declaring bankruptcy.

Emmanuel raised property taxes $588 million, and also raised water/sewer bills $233 million. The middle class is (once again) abandoning Chicago, for the somewhat lower tax suburbs at least.

So will squeezing harder actually result in any net revenue? When the wealthy start to leave, then the city will enter a financial free-fall.

Do They Really Expect Anyone to Believe Polls?

What did the polls say in 2016 again? Biden leads Trump by ‘landslide proportions’ in new national poll.

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump by 13 points nationally, according to the latest Quinnipiac University survey.

No mention of Hillary at all. I wonder why? From August, 2016:

August 25, 2016 – Clinton Tops 50 Percent, Leads Trump By 10 Points, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Like Clinton More Than Trump – But Not Much

“Missed it by that much.” But hey, I’m sure they got it right this time!

Even in Deep Blue Los Angeles, People Are Beginning To Say “Enough!”

That is, “Enough with the taxes, already.” A shrug from voters to struggling L.A. schools, and have a nice summer, kids.

The LA Times is heartbroken that given a choice, taxpayers who already feel overburdened don’t want to pay more in taxes. Isn’t it the Democratic Way to collect more taxes? Not that any problems are ever solved…

A new levy of some kind has failed. Measure EE it was called. Here are some of the comments the reporter has heard.

The district administration is inept, they carped. The union is corrupt and teacher benefits are bloated. Taxes are already too high. Parents are derelict. More money wouldn’t make a difference. Illegal immigration is bankrupting the district.

The last one is telling. Can it really be that in the Liberal Bastion, of LA in the heart of The People’s Republic of California, that voters are finally seeing the impact of illegal immigration? (I’m sure the LA Times will be labeling all of them Racist Trump-supporters in the next day or two.)