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Hurt Feelings: Catty AOC Accuses Kellyanne Conway of Sexism Over “Catfight” Comments, and Hilarity Ensues

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing with leaders of major banks, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

When it comes to the embarrassing dust-up between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the Queenie Quartet, only the leader of the pack Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is allowed to define the terms of the debate, and no one else.

Or so she wants you to think.

The latest instance of AOC throwing a temper tantrum because of hurt feelings comes in response to remarks made by Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the President, regarding the ongoing public spat between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez, Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).

Here’s what Conway said:

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday mocked the dispute over border spending between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four female freshman Democratic lawmakers as a “major meow moment” and “huge catfight.”

Conway gloated that Pelosi had put Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — who call themselves “The Squad” — in their place after they opposed an emergency spending bill because they believed it did not go far enough to protect migrant children.

“Those four female Democrats that Nancy Pelosi is brushing back, I think they are all freshman members,” she said on Fox News.

“A major ‘meow moment’ — brushing back in a huge catfight, really ridiculing them — and they voted against the Democratic aid package.”

In response to Conway’s remarks, AOC accused her of … sexism:

When it was pointed out to Ocasio-Cortez that women being sexist towards each other was not actually a thing, the freshman Congresswoman dug a deeper hole by trying to redefine the term “patriarchy”:

But those pesky facts just kept coming back to haunt her:

Plus, so-called “progressive” women can and do try to keep other women down in ways the “patriarchy” couldn’t get away with, as Daily Caller‘s Virginia Kruta astutely noted here:

In a follow-up, AOC asserted that:

“Being a woman does not mean you’re immune from being bad to women” – totally agree there, especially when it comes to tearing other women down based on their looks – like AOC has done, and then utterly lacking in self-awareness when complaining about how others use a woman’s looks to tear other women down – which AOC has also done.

The arguments of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the Queenie Quartet have the consistency of a wet paper bag. As I’ve said before, the Freshman Four want to have it both ways. On one hand, they want to be able to insult and vilify their political opposition with impunity, yet they turn around and whine like babies when they get a taste of their own medicine.

In a nutshell, these are the same women who tell you they “don’t flinch” and that they will “raise hell” but then turn around and play the “sexism” or “woman of color” card to try and shut their opposition down for raising hell and not flinching.

“Feminist” frauds. All of them.

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Video: Author James Patterson Reveals Why Trump and Epstein Had a “Falling Out” After An Incident at Mar-A-Lago

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FILE- In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein is shown in custody in West Palm Beach, Fla. Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta is expected to face questions at his Senate confirmation hearing about an unusual plea deal he oversaw for Epstein, a Florida billionaire and sex offender, as U.S. attorney in Miami. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)/Palm Beach Post via AP)

During an interview with reporters on Tuesday, President Donald Trump revealed that he had a “falling out” with billionaire financier recently charged with child sex trafficking, Jeffrey Epstein.

“I knew him like everybody in Palm Beach knew him. He was a fixture in Palm Beach. I had a falling out with him a long time ago,” Trump told reporters. “I don’t think I’ve spoken to him for 15 years. I wasn’t a fan. I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you. I was not a fan of his.”

Author of  “Filthy Rich: The Billionaire’s Sex Scandal–The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein,” James Patterson, revealed to Dana Perino exactly what Trump meant by that during an interview on “The Daily Briefing.”

“President Trump said earlier that he had a falling-out with Epstein about 15 years ago. Do you know what that was about?” asked Perino.

“Well, I know that there were some complaints about Epstein at Mar-a-Lago and also I spoke to the head of the spa there,” said Patterson. “I said ‘did you ever meet Epstein?’ She said, ‘oh yes… he was inappropriate with some of the younger women there.”

“She said she went to Trump and he threw him out of the club,” he added.

Patterson went on to tell Fox News that he “knows” Trump wasn’t aware of Epstein’s illegal activities, and also made it clear that he “believes” Clinton didn’t know either.

A raid on Epstein’s home found pictures of nude, underage girls. The impact of Epstein’s trouble with the law has swung many into a political tug-of-war between Republicans and Democrats and trying to connect Epstein to the opposite party. Earlier this week, users on Wikipedia were quietly trying to edit out any connection Epstein had to Democrats like Bill Clinton and Kevin Spacey, both of whom have been accused of sexual assault.

 

 

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Leftists in Canada Call for Censorship of ‘Unplanned’ Movie as Theater Chain Stands Up for Artistic Freedom

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Amazingly a company has stood up to the tolerant hordes that are demanding a movie be banned from theaters.

There had been a time in the not so distant past that the concept of censorship had been a flashpoint cause for those on the left. The mere mention of limiting any amount of content in a motion picture, let’s say, would bring out the loud rebukes. If religious groups were outraged at their depiction in a film scorn would rain down at the appearance of wanting to silence artists.

Even Harvey Weinstein years back would invoke the threat when it came to mundane acts like how his movies were rated by the MPAA.

These days those leftists are not only more comfortable with censoring activities, but they are also applauding them. We are in an era where journalists are encouraging other journalistic outlets to be silenced and removed from social platforms. It is without hyperbole that comparing some things we are seeing to George Orwell’s “1984” takes place. Policing how we think is actually being attempted.

The recent anti-abortion drama “Unplanned” endured some of the silencing tactics when it was released into theaters last April, yet it still managed to become a modest hit on its own terms. Most major cable television networks refused to run commercials for the film, and the Motion Picture Association gave the movie an “R-rating”, which limited its audience reach. This also delivered a crude irony: girls under the age of 18 were prevented from seeing a film about abortion, yet they are able to get an actual abortion procedure in many states.

It is now being released into Canadian theatres and some on the left are incensed about that. The opposition has been so virulent that there have been threats of violence called in to theaters that were scheduling the film. And there have been calls for the film to be banned outright.

In a refreshing dose of sanity and sober thinking the theater chain in Canada, Cineplex, has issued a statement defending its decision. Ellis Jacob, the President and CEO of the theater chain, issued a statement letter declaring they would not be backing down from exhibiting “Unplanned”. The irony that it is members of the left calling for the suppression of art is actually lost on those from the liberal wing.

I understand and can appreciate the concerns about the film,” Jacob said in his letter, “but it is up to each of us to decide whether or not we want to see it.” In other words, he says that he trusts adults to be able to make a decision for themselves. Imagine that kind of thinking, from a corporate head. “In Canada we have the option, and I think it is an important thing to remember.

This outrage is both revealing, and it is imbalanced. The revealing aspect is that it seems a number of leftists feel threatened that a film that offers content in opposition to their own cherished political views. That they feel a need to restrict the title is indicative of a perceived threat. The imbalance comes from the very small platform the film is receiving in that country. Cineplex has 1,700 screens across Canada — “Unplanned” is being shown on just 14 screens. The leftists still regard this small rollout as a threat.

There have been reports of select theaters canceling scheduled viewings as a result of threats. This tactic has become more normalized from the militants on the left. It is a healthy thing to see a company actually standing up in the face of this type of imbalanced activist reaction.

This sure differs from the common reaction we have been witnessing from companies lately. The norm has been for companies to see a social media manufactured maelstrom taking place and then cowing to the digital hordes. It has to be pointed out that it is liberal activists who are at the front lines of the calls for censorship and the banning of artistic content. This is a wide departure from their positions on such matters just a generation ago. Nowadays those who are on the creative side of the culture are more than willing to engage in stifling select creative works they deem unfit.

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Austin Mayor Seeks Help On Homeless Problem by Going to California Leaders Who Specialize In Creating It

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You don’t go to a practicing drug addict to seek advice on how to stay clean or ask a corrupt mechanic on what kind of work your car needs, but Austin Mayor Steve Adler is going to do just that, or at least something similar.

Austin’s homeless problem has taken a turn for the worst, especially after the Texas capitol passed ordinance that allowed homeless people to set up camp on city streets so long as they’re not blocking walkways. The problem proceeded to spiral out of control, even managing to anger Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has expressed his intention to bring the power of Texas against Adler’s office in order to kill the ordinance.

In the meantime, Adler is giving interviews that attempt to put his new homeless laws in a positive light. To say these interviews are unconvincing is an understatement, especially with all the problems he has to admit it’s bringing with it.

According to Fox 7, the mayor is looking to get some insight on the problem and planning a trip to California in order to seek advice from city leaders in that state on how to handle the homeless problem currently plaguing his city.

If I went to a prostitute to seek guidance on abstinence, I’m not sure you’d be able to label it as “wise.”

It should be noted that Los Angeles is one of the examples of how to handle a homeless problem in the country. As the LA Times reported in February of last year, the homeless problem in that city has shot up 75 percent in the last six years, and even acknowledges that the problem became worse when Democrats took over leadership with a super-majority.

“The problem has only gotten worse since Mayor Eric Garcetti took office in 2013 and a liberal Democratic supermajority emerged in 2016 on the county Board of Supervisors,” reported the LA Times.

The Times noted just how bad the numbers are:

Tent cities stretch from the Antelope Valley desert to the Santa Monica coast, with stopovers in unlikely communities — even Bel-Air, where a homeless cooking fire was implicated in December’s Skirball fire.

During an October hygiene survey, county public health officials identified 222 encampments, including 50 with 30 or more people living in them. These ragtag outposts have altered the basic terms of urban life.

People in Koreatown step outside their fancy condos to find tents, rotting food and human feces at their doorsteps. Buses and trains have become de facto shelters, and thousands of people sleep in fear and degradation.

Officials and philanthropic groups have been housing more homeless people than ever before — 26,000 between 2014 and 2017. But L.A. has a severe housing shortage, and city and county homeless programs have been slow to start and too limited to absorb the waves of people forced into the streets.

The problem is so horrible in cities controlled by Democrats that it got President Donald Trump’s attention at the beginning of July. During an interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, the problem came up.

“It’s a phenomenon that started two years ago,” Trump noted. “It’s disgraceful. I’m going to maybe – I am looking at it very seriously.”

Disease, drugs, and trash continue to mount, yet Democrat leaders continue to try to downplay the problem, and even blame it on something other than their policies that encourage homelessness much like the kind being passed in Austin and San Francisco.

Yet, this is where Mayor Adler wants to go to get advice on how to deal with the problem currently spiraling out of control in the heart of one of the most successful states in the nation. This is backward thinking, and hopefully Abbott will step in to stop Democrats from allowing this to rage out of control soon.

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Greg Abbott Is About to Make Austin Regret Its Desire to Become Like California In Its Homeless Problem

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If you go to various cities in California, one of the first things you’ll notice is the shocking amount of homeless people that are camped out on the streets. I wish I could say these were people just down on their luck, but where homeless camps pop up, an inordinate amount of drug use does as well.

And for some reason, Austin, Texas, wants to be just like them.

Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler made it legal for homeless people to set up tents on city streets so long as they aren’t blocking pathways. In an interview, Adler said he doesn’t think that this will cause problems like it does in Los Angeles or San Francisco, but Austin residents, especially women, are worried about safety concerns.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott warned back in June that if Austin does go through with it, then he’ll be forced to bring the power of Texas down on the city.

“If Austin— or any other Texas city—permits camping on city streets it will be yet another local ordinance the State of Texas will override,” tweeted Abbott. “At some point cities must start putting public safety & common sense first.”

Fast forward to July, and the ordinance is already causing major problems. Needless to say, Abbott is not happy. Abbott took to Twitter once again to show people what kind of dangers the policies Austin enacted are bringing on. Quote tweeting a Texas resident who caught an accident caused by homeless people darting into traffic caused a major accident near downtown Austin.

“Look at this insanity caused by Austin’s reckless homeless policy. All state-imposed solutions are on the table including eliminating local sovereign immunity for damages and injuries like this caused by a city’s homeless policy,” tweeted Abbott.

“The horror stories are piling up,” he added.

Adler seems to be willing to stand his ground, however. He noted that Abbott was “misled” in a tweet and blamed the outrage around homeless camps on people trying to scare and lie to others.

Austin residents fired back.

It’s likely that Abbott is currently cooking up something in the legislature with the help of Republicans, though if this continues to spiral out of control, Austin may end up just like San Francisco, which has become a dangerous place to be with all the homeless and hard drugs that literally litter the streets.

 

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The New York Times Rushes to Whitewash News That IG Horowitz Interviewed Christopher Steele

After a bit of a lull, more Russia investigation news is making its way into view as the IG report on the original investigation itself nears.

Earlier today I posted on one of Mueller’s two major pillars proving Russian interference falling apart. Sometimes, evidence can lead where you don’t want to go and a decision has to be made. Do you take one on the chin or keep pressing? Throughout this entire ordeal, from the FBI investigation to the Mueller investigation, we’ve seen the latter choice made in order to push the right narrative.

Perhaps the biggest example of that was the treatment of Christopher Steele’s dossier. Whether talking about the FBI or Robert Mueller, the evidence went somewhere contrary to the conclusion they wanted to reach. That meant the FBI ignoring red flag after red flag and continuing to push the document anyway. For Mueller, it meant inexplicably ignoring it’s existence, despite it being central to the entire case.

Apparently that hasn’t been lost on IG Horowitz, who is finalizing his report on possible FBI and DOJ corruption during the Russia investigation. He, unlike Robert Mueller, felt that Christopher Steele was actually worth talking about and this culminated in a 15 hour interview. News of that broke today and as per usual, the report came via a liberal media outlet desperately seeking to get out ahead of the story.

The New York Times, obviously working with leakers friendly to Steele, ran to try to whitewash the whole matter.

The “much broader” investigation excuse has always been a farce. The FBI were not concerned with stopping Russian interference before the 2016 election and their lack of action through election day is fairly strong evidence of that. Instead, they continually sought to try to tie the Trump campaign to some kind of Russian conspiracy. That was clearly their main goal and anyone pretending otherwise is just being disingenuous.

Mueller’s conclusion that the campaign “welcomed and expected” to benefit from Russian interference still has precious little evidence to back it up as well. Any politician would welcome the dropping of damaging information on their opponent. That’s far from nefarious and the Clinton campaign were certainly open to help from Russian sources via Steele’s work. Robert Mueller never found that worth pursing though. Odd, right?

Every step of the way, the Times seeks to downplay behavior that would immediately be red-flagged if they were the actions of a Republican administration. The number of wiretaps given over the course of a year is not a excuse for malfeasance and to trot that out there is transparent at best. The FBI knew Steele’s main source was unreliable and had lied, yet they kept using Steele’s work anyway. That doesn’t just happen. Someone consciously made the decision that the narrative was more important than the evidence.

Things get even stupider in the the article though.

The Times clearly has sources who directly worked on this investigation. They are the same sources who feed them leaks, like those in this article, in order to get out ahead of stories and sanitize them for those implicated. But the same New York Times can’t figure out something as simple as who the main source in the Page warrant was? That’s implausible and the much more logical explanation is that the answer isn’t flattering for the FBI.

Steele’s answer on whether the bureau was relying too heavily on outsiders says a lot. On one hand, we are told the FBI are the best in the world and would never screw things up. Yet, here’s Steele basically saying they were too stupid to handle and judge his intelligence on their own.

Jule Kelly also laid down some critiques of the reporting.

Bruce and Nellie Ohr have been at the heart of this since the beginning, yet the media continually brush them aside and accept nonsensical, inconsistent excuses for their behavior. Nellie was working for Fusion GPS and feeding information to the DOJ through her husband long before September. The idea that the FBI was unaware of Steele’s work until then is a laughable premise. In fact, Bruce Ohr would later admit in his Congressional testimony that he discussed Steele’s work with Glenn Simpson in August of 2016. Even more damning, Bruce and Nellie Ohr met with Steele personally in July of 2016.

In all of these numerous puff pieces by The New York Times and The Washington Post on this topic, Steele is painted as a reliable guy just doing his job. His pervasive connections to the Russians are never explored. His motives never analyzed. The obvious questions about how he could have gotten it so wrong are never asked. Even when the Times admitted that the dossier may have been a Russian disinformation operation, they never bothered to ask whether Steele was part of that, you know, given that he wrote the thing.

To cap it all off, Robert Mueller, who we were assured was going to leave no stone unturned in search of the virtuous truth, didn’t even bother to look into any of this. Does that make sense?

This entire thing is just a mess. Hopefully, the coming IG report can shed some light on this, but even then, I don’t expect any real justice.

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Proof YouTube Is Censoring Viral Independent News Videos In Favor of Lukewarm Cable News Network Videos

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Every day, YouTube pushes a list of news videos into my feed that they term “Top News.”

As you can see from the screenshot I took, they are nothing but mainstream and cable channels from different countries. The subjects include the announcement of Ross Perot’s death, a dancing cockatoo, and a car that caught on fire during a gender reveal. Westlake Legal Group tweeten-1562710364207 Proof YouTube Is Censoring Viral Independent News Videos In Favor of Lukewarm Cable News Network Videos youtube tim pool Politics News Internet Front Page Stories Featured Story David Pakman Corporations Censorship Allow Media Exception

Now let’s take a look at some independent news personalities and their videos.

Tim Pool’s latest videos far and away outclass any of these videos by miles, and some of this stuff is hard hitting news. Pool’s coverage of the border crisis and politicians involved with it has been majorly watched videos.

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Now, you may say that the videos from the “Top News” picks are only hours old, and fair enough. However, going over the video content of channels like CBS News, the majority struggle to crack 10,000 views. Those that do go beyond still very rarely ever top Pool’s selection of news videos.

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Compare that to progressive independent news source David Pakman whose recent offering outclasses CBS News as well.

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The Quartering on YouTube, which primarily covers cultural news, also consistently outperforms the major news networks.

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Despite these channels consistently discussing news, it’s not considered good enough to be “Top News” according to YouTube. A dancing cockatoo, however, is.

Pakman posted a video discussing this push of YouTube’s for more mainstream news to take center stage, where in he discusses just how bad it’s become. In the video he points to a graph that shows the recommendations from YouTube toward independent news, and you can see for yourself the recommendations generated from the YouTube algorithm push mainstream news channels far more than independent news channels.

Pakman notes that he spent the weekend researching this and attempted to see who was gaining the recommendations that would have otherwise gone to these independent channels. Pakman shows us a graph generated by monitoring YouTube’s algorithm that shows the recommendations “dive off a cliff” at May 1st, where as CNN, Fox News, and other corporate news channels skyrocketed.

Pakman wanted to stress that this wasn’t just affecting conservative news channels, but news channels across the ideological spectrum. In other words, if you’re not a corporate entity, YouTube probably won’t recommend you.

Pool also posted a graph that shows what Pakman is talking about.

YouTube is likely abandoning creators and personalities that base themselves on their platform due to the fact that it’s become too “dangerous” for it to do otherwise.

Enjoy dancing parrots as your “Top News” in your sterile YouTube experience.

 

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Left-Leaning Pollster Has Some Bad News For Liberals On The Census Citizenship Question

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New polling data from The Economist/YouGov, organizations that lean more than a little to the left, shows that the majority of Americans believe the citizenship question should be included on the census. 2020 Democratic presidential candidates should pay attention.

The survey question read: Do you think the federal government should or should not ask people whether they are American citizens as part of the 2020 census?

53% of respondents favor adding the citizenship question to the census compared to only 32% who felt it should not be included. 14% were not sure.

This poll, conducted between June 30 and July 2, surveyed 1,500 US adult citizens.

A glance at the responses to some of the other questions in this poll leaves the impression that this particular group of respondents leaned more to the left than a typical group of US adult citizens.

The Daily Wire’s Hank Berrien goes even further saying that the “respondents surveyed seem to lean strongly toward the Left.” He explains:

To give an indication of just how left-leaning the respondents surveyed were, when asked what they thought of the nine Supreme Court justices, the justices gaining far and away the highest approval ratings were leftists Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, while the conservative justices lagged far behind; 53% of respondents said Roe v. Wade should not be overturned; 45% of respondents opposed President Trump’s policies while only 33% approved, and most tellingly, 37% said they would vote in their state’s Democratic Primary this year with only 27% saying the same of voting in their state’s GOP primary. 43% of respondents said they would vote for whomever the Democratic presidential nominee will be in 2020 as opposed to 34% who would vote for President Trump.

Berrien just may be correct, because a new Harvard University Center for American Political Studies/Harris poll, published in The Washington Times showed that 67% of all registered U.S. voters believe the citizenship questions should be included on the census.

Most surprising of all, the Harvard poll found that 55% of Hispanics support adding the question. Considering all the caterwauling from the Left over this issue, that’s quite remarkable.

Here are the figures of those who support the question by group.

Republicans: 88%
Independents: 63%
Democrats: 52%
Rural Voters: 74%
Black Voters: 59%
Urban Voters: 58%

And unsurprisingly,

Voters Who Backed Hillary in 2016: 47%
Liberal Voters: 44%

Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press today he believes the Trump administration can legally add a citizenship question. He said he had been in regular contact with President Trump and  “I agree with him that the Supreme Court decision was wrong.” He added that he thinks “there is an opportunity potentially to cure the lack of clarity that was the problem and we might as well take a shot at doing that.”

Barr also told the AP that “the Trump administration will take action in the coming days that he believes will allow the government to add the controversial census query.”

We have a right to know who is and who is not a U.S. citizen. The left opposes it because they know it will prevent many illegals from completing the form. And they want everyone counted.

This shouldn’t even be an issue, let alone a controversial one.

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It Was Never About the Breasts: SJW Outrage Over Depictions of Women Is About Control, Not Care

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The social justice infected parts of the left have pushed the idea on the populace that they hold the moral high ground. Be it their concern for violence, depictions of women and minorities, or how various story lines are “problematic,” the social justice warrior always puts up the front that they care about these things because it may cause damage to our society.

It’s a pleasant looking veneer that hides a sinister intent. It’s a way to mask the selfish desires of a group of people who have zero business deciding how we live, work, and play. It’s always been about control, never about care.

A good example is the recent fervor that arose around the way a famous character is portrayed in the remake of one of the most popular video games of all time, Final Fantasy VII.

The character in question, Tifa Lockhart, has always been depicted as an attractive, fit, raven haired girl with large breasts. This has angered the living daylights out of social justice warriors who have always complained that Tifa is a character solely built for the male gaze and is absolutely unrealistic. The complaints have had their effect. Square-Enix, the game’s publisher, handed down an order from its “ethics department” to “restrict her chest.” Now, in the upcoming remake for the game, Tifa’s breasts don’t seem to have been reduced in size, just given a better sports bra to contain them.

As Ashe Schow wrote over at The Federalist, the developers of the game seem to be pushing back against the outrage brigades and aren’t fully cooperating with the “ethics department.” In fact, it’s seemingly spiting them.

The pushback on this narrative was instant. YouTuber Liana Kerzner proved that they do, in fact, make bras for breasts as large as Tifa’s character.

Furthermore, as I covered on Tuesday, a study was recently released that proved video game depictions of women don’t damage the self-image of women, nor does it make them aggressive toward each other as some have claimed.

We’re told outrage erupted from the men in the gaming community over the change to Tifa’s look, but outside of a handful of online posts at various websites, there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of anger toward it. Still, the social justice brigades used this narrative that gamers were the sexists they said they were all along.

The pattern here is obvious. SJWs are attempting to find solutions to a problem that aren’t there. Research shows us that depictions of characters like Tifa aren’t damaging to women. Men aren’t ready to riot in the streets over a characters breast size being reduced. The narrative being crafted is that without the guidance of social justice advocacy groups, industries would be left to being dictated by villainous people such as the sexists who force women to view characters they’ll likely never look like.

This is a typical part of the SJW playbook. It’s the offer of “you’re about to be in big trouble but we can help you if you just let us tell you what to do.” You can see this perfectly with feminist activist Anita Sarkeesian’s recent attempted to do this to CD Projekt Red after SJWs found a window for outrage over a depiction of a trans person on a billboard within the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077. Sarkeesian publicly attempted to shame the game company while offering her “help.”

She followed that up with an offer to every gaming company to help them “avoid these kinds of mistakes.”

It’s so kind of her to offer this threat of “help” to various developers and publishers especially in light of the fact that Sarkeesian is going broke.

Day follows night, the flu virus makes you sick, and social justice activists will try to find a way to get you invite them into your company as “advisers” in the same way vampires try to get you to invite them into your home so they can cross the threshold and suck your lifeblood dry.

And failure is a constant result of allowing these activists to “help” avoid these “mistakes.” Uninspired stories, shallow characters, and alienation of the fan base is a constant pattern. Take, for instance, the much beloved Mass Effect franchise. The initial trilogy was absolutely remarkable with characters you truly fell in love with and an epic story line that proved the gaming industry was just as good, if not better, at telling stories than Hollywood.

However, social justice warriors worked their way into development company Bioware, and the fourth installment of Mass Effect ended up being an unmitigated disaster that is reviled among the gaming community. I won’t go into detail, but if you want more on that, Dunkey, a well known gaming YouTuber, made an amazing video that summed up the disaster that it was.

It’s no different in Hollywood. Captain Marvel and 2016’s Ghostbusters were all abject failures hated by fans, but only kept in the limelight by the media’s insistence that these movies matter because they were made with intentions of those claiming the moral high ground and against the wishes of “evil” people.

All these failures have a common thread. They were made after social justice ideas that cause rot infected their respective creators. The inherent need to want to do and be good caused creators and publishers to embrace liars and charlatans who truly believe that by controlling what we see and hear, and fashion all things to be what they consider moral, that we’ll be better off as a society. They don’t care that they’re constantly proven wrong, or that the product that they “helped” make flopped horrifically. They don’t care that the company they worked for suffered, or that people lost jobs, or that lives are destroyed.

Social justice activists are parasitic. They infect the host, damaging or killing it, then move on to the next, reaping their own gains along the way. Their “care” for women, minorities, or the “disadvantaged” members of our society is a ruse to get you to invite them to latch on. They don’t truly care about any of the things they say they do. You can see that by the way they treat members of these groups who disagree with them.

As such, Tifa Lockhart’s breast size matters so little it barely registers on the outrage meter, yet in order to gain control, social justice activists will happily feign insult and offense in order to work their way into an industry and “save it”…for a price.

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Science: Meteorologist Firmly Scolds AOC Once Again For Blaming “Every Weather Event on Climate Change”

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A couple of months ago, meteorologist Ryan Maue got wind of an Instagram weather rant done by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and took to the Twitter machine to issue some clarifications on her claims about so-called “casual tornadoes” allegedly being evidence that “the climate crisis is real, y’all.”

“The Congresswoman @AOC does not know the difference between weather and climate,” he tweeted, explaining how to differentiate between the two:

“Weather is what outfit you wear heading out the door. Climate is your closet wardrobe.”

Fast forward to this week, and Maue is back, once again taking issue with the freshman Congresswoman’s alarming social media “reports” about DC weather.

Here’s what AOC wrote:

Maue responded with a series of tweets subtly insinuating that Ocasio-Cortez’s expertise in this area was … lacking:

Not every whether event is related to climate change, Maue noted:

He concluded with a little zinger about how “this science is cutting-edge … but the politics obviously isn’t”:

Maue is one of the few meteorologists I’ve heard of who is not afraid of openly disagreeing with and debating climate alarmists – and not just those in politics, but also others in his field of expertise. You can read some of his past writings on climate change here (scroll towards the bottom of the page).

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