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Posts by beckett

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  • Broward County Sheriff: 'Of Course I Won't Resign'

    02/25/2018 10:57:56 AM PST · 55 of 181
    beckett to Kaslin

    A number of people are asserting that the Broward Sheriff’s Dept and the Broward Board of Education worked in tandem over the past several years to treat students with serious discipline issues, up to and including engaging in criminal activity, with a bias not to arrest them, because the higher the arrest rate of students, the greater the negative impact on state and federal funding for education. And, of course, it’s well known that police brass want low arrest rates because it makes them look like they’re preventing crime effectively.

    Did Scot Peterson avoid investigating and potentially arresting Cruz because he knew either implicitly or explicitly that his superiors didn’t want high school kids arrested?

    The question needs to be investigated.

  • Evergreen State College predicts nearly 20 percent drop in student enrollment

    02/16/2018 10:03:39 AM PST · 24 of 25
    beckett to C19fan

    The president of the school allowed, indeed encouraged, the student body to turn itself into a sneering mob indistinguishable from the mobs at Place de la Concorde in 1793. A female professor played the role of Madame Lafarge, only she wasn’t fictional.

  • It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World – Part 6 – Postmodernism and the Madness of Crowds

    01/28/2018 5:10:04 PM PST · 12 of 13
    beckett to walford

    It’s an error to propose that Nietzsche inspired the Frankfurt School or Postmodernism. Nietzsche was not a collectivist, and he was deeply suspicious of the state. The Frankfurt School was begun by a group of marxists who understood how badly the Soviet Union and Stalinism had failed. They sought to establish an alternative path to revolution through cultural institutions rather than by the gun.

    Nietzsche would have loathed them, and they loathed Nietzsche.


    01/25/2018 7:40:31 AM PST · 31 of 42
    beckett to MarvinStinson
    “The way that Marx wrote it is different than the way it’s been implemented, so I like the way Marx wrote it, not the way it’s been implemented,” another student submitted...

    So until this student came along and recognized the inconsistencies between Marx's intentions and the implementations performed by Marxists in practice, no one, not Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Castro, Che, Chavez, Allende, Maduro, or many others, understood what Marx wrote.

    The naivete of youth has a certain charm. Just remember never to take them seriously.

  • 'Most beautiful girl in the world' Thylane Blondeau wows in vibrant strapless gown as [tr]

    10/02/2017 7:22:05 AM PDT · 57 of 87
    beckett to C19fan

    She’s not that beautiful. The bone structure of her face is too wide, and the downturn of her lips too severe. She will be less and less attractive as she ages.

    The press wogs who singled her out as a child as “the most beautiful girl in the world” did her no favor.

  • Chelsea Clinton tweets she spent a year in Joe Arpaio’s tent jail — the reaction is priceless

    08/28/2017 9:04:41 AM PDT · 54 of 59
    beckett to Beave Meister

    It’s weird, sad and disappointing. I never have any great sob stories about the time I was in jail because I’ve never been in jail. What am I doing wrong?

  • Newsletter on UCCS: 'Veterans should be banned from four-year universities'

    08/27/2017 10:42:28 AM PDT · 47 of 54
    beckett to Altura Ct.

    High probability it’s a hoax. The “trade schools, community college” crack gives the game away.

  • The Church of England’s Nietzschean Proposal

    07/19/2017 7:34:40 AM PDT · 7 of 7
    beckett to marshmallow

    Like so many others, Prof. Trueman appears to have a very shaky understanding of Nietzsche. He invokes Nietzsche’s name but offers no citations of Nietzsche’s work to back up the argument. Nietzsche was an atheist, and a perspectivist (small “r” relativist, but not at all in the postmodern sense), and he did coin the term ubermensch. But none of those things should be taken to suggest that, if he were alive, he would endorse transgenderism, or the silliness of the Church of England.

    The ubermensch should be understood as an exercise in self-overcoming, not, as in the Nazi distortion, as a will to political power. Nietzsche despised large organizations, and he deeply distrusted the state.

  • Improving Muslim Integration: Sending in the Clowns-surreal world of Sweden's new migration policy

    07/19/2017 6:28:35 AM PDT · 15 of 18
    beckett to SJackson

    The docile, obedient nature of the Swedish people is causing them to allow their leaders to destroy the country. They need to cast off their chains and rise up.

    Last week I read a piece describing how a leftwing Swedish feminist attempted to build a bridge to the Muslim community by holding regularly scheduled coffee house meetings with Muslim men (the men wouldn’t allow any Muslim women to attend). The concept failed immediately due to the mocking disrespect directed at the feminist by the Muslims.

    A clash of civilizations indeed.

  • Andrea Tantaros Alleges Fox News Targeted Her, Newsmax CEO

    04/26/2017 6:23:03 AM PDT · 15 of 39
    beckett to drewh

    Tantoros’ initial lawsuit was fluff, and so is this one. I liked her and respected her commentary on events of the day when she appeared on The Five, but that’s changed.

    These lawsuits have no merit, which means her motivation is not justice, but to vindictively damage her former employer and to collect a pay out. She’s a disgrace.

  • Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?

    04/14/2017 2:51:22 PM PDT · 189 of 195
    beckett to C19fan

    Franklin Raines ran Fannie Mae. Howell Raines was the Executive Editor of the NYT for a short time, until he tried to take down Augusta National and got his a** handed to him.

  • My daughter Casey Anthony is a LIAR (Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery)

    04/12/2017 10:42:06 AM PDT · 53 of 70
    beckett to JoeProBono

    Casey Anthony has shown on many occasions by her own behavior that she’s a despicable human being. The pattern continues even today as she searches desperately and shamelessly for a way to monetize her infamy. Loathsome is not a strong enough word to describe the woman.

  • The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley

    04/11/2017 10:12:09 AM PDT · 13 of 16
    beckett to whodathunkit

    One of the commenters for this article at The Guardian claimed that capitalism is in its “final, most destructive phase.”

    I couldn’t resist replying that “for marxists, capitalism (a marxist term; “free enterprise,” a natural extension and sophistication of the ancient barter system between primitive populations, would be a better one) has been in its “final, most destructive” phase since about, oh, say, 1870 or so. What a long, strange “final” phase it’s been.

    And here, I’d just like to add that the absurd ability marxists assign to themselves to predict the future based on a weird concept like “dialectical materialism,” which, as any thinking person should know, does not describe reality, is perhaps the least attractive aspect of the doctrine, which is really saying something, since so much of the doctrine is so laughably unattractive.

  • Spike Lee Calls Out NFL Teams For Not Signing Free Agent Colin Kaepernick

    03/20/2017 5:55:24 AM PDT · 106 of 110
    beckett to drewh

    Spike Lee thinks he’s going to shame Johnson & Johnson heir and close Trump buddy Woody Johnson into hiring a cop hater (see Kaepernick’s “cops are pigs” socks) as the face of Johnson’s billion dollar NFL franchise.

    Uh huh. Right. Keep telling yourself that, Spike.

  • KING: The Democratic Party doesn't get why it's so unpopular

    03/10/2017 7:10:20 AM PST · 27 of 33
    beckett to 2ndDivisionVet

    It’s hard to believe this clown is still being published by the Daily News. His writing is atrocious and illiterate, his insights are on the level of a high school kid, and all he ever talks about is himself. Who would look to this guy for guidance? Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin must be rolling over in their graves.

  • HBO's Supervillainous 'Young Pope' (Who Watches HBO?)

    01/27/2017 9:08:48 AM PST · 29 of 45
    beckett to Kaslin

    Granted, the series is absurd, the premise laughable, and the script simplistic nonsense designed to support an all too typical leftist fantasy narrative about reality.

    But I take issue with Bozell on two points:

    1) Atheists do not “hate Christianity.” Some may, but Bozell forgoes a qualifier, implying that all do, which is clearly fallacious. Many atheists respect ancient religious traditions, and honor their important place in the world. For them, atheism is purely a personal matter of conscience.

    2) Bozell seems to believe that the the 3.5 percent number for homosexuals in the general population coincides with its incident among Roman Catholic clergy. As a cradle Catholic whose aunt was a Mother Superior in the Dominican order and who counted two male relatives (now deceased) as priests, I have good reason to believe the Lavender Mafia has the hold on the church that it does because a large number of gays and lesbians are attracted to the “celibate” life the church offers. Percentage-wise, while I hesitate to assert a hard percentage, the number of homosexual men and women among Catholic clergy is certainly many multiples higher than in the population at large.

  • Donald Trump Against the Decline and Fall

    08/15/2016 5:41:17 AM PDT · 13 of 24
    beckett to RoosterRedux

    How much do those of you who intend to vote for Clown Demagogue Trump want to bet that he hadn’t the foggiest clue that his campaign manager was in the pocket of a corrupt Putin autocrat from the Ukraine? Every sleazebag around the world sees Trump for what he is, an inexperienced knuckle headed fool, and they’re praying for the opportunity to play to his anger, his impulsiveness, his naive prejudices and his simpleton schemes.

    What a mess a Trump presidency would be! My fears for the country are so significant that lately I’ve even entertained the dreaded notion of voting for Hillary to do my small part in keeping this dangerous, NON-CONSERVATIVE clown out of the White House.

  • Why men are more likely than ever to sexually assault women

    04/11/2016 4:02:39 PM PDT · 36 of 40
    beckett to pabianice

    One hopes Mr. Giordano is no more than a sophomore at UMass, since, alas, his tedious, poorly researched essay is the very definition of sophomoric.

  • Why socialists need capitalism

    03/28/2016 4:46:02 AM PDT · 13 of 37
    beckett to Auntie Mame

    Mixed Economy: A system whereby the government transfers wealth from industrious capitalists to socialist goldbrickers, layabouts and ne’er-do-wells.

    Note: On some campuses the terms “industrious” and “hard working” have been banned for being “covertly racist.”


    03/18/2016 1:23:20 PM PDT · 87 of 105
    beckett to Travis McGee

    Totally laughable. This is exactly the kind of over the top hysteria that makes people scoff at Freepers.

    Possible 10,000 prisoners of war and other were forcibly sent to West Indies in the 1650s. They were pardoned by Charles II in 1660. There was no “Irish Slave Trade.” Indentured servants were not slaves by any reasonable definition of the term, and many Irish paid for transport across the Atlantic by voluntarily entering into indentured servitude.

    It’s obscene and vile to compare the circumstances of the Irish to the African slave trade, many of whom were slave owners in the Caribbean and on the American continent. Having today looked into some memes circulating around the internet, including the junk history you link to above, all I can say is, wow, there’s a sucker born every minute.