What’s a skinny-leg-jeans-wearing college hipster to do?

In light of advancing lawsuits against Wenner Media, accusing Rolling Stone for falsely reporting a University of Virginia Fraternity of a gang rape, Mr. Dana will leave his post of Managing Editor of the magazine. The article, “A Rape on Campus,” told of a woman dubbed “Jackie,” being led into a darkened room from a party, thrown through a glass table and raped over three hours by several brothers as part of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

Despite the efforts to retract the article after The Columbia Journalism Review published an investigation of the story’s publication, none of the other Rolling Stone staff members associated with the original story to include reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely were terminated.

“We would like to apologize to our readers and to all of those who were damaged by our story and the ensuing fallout, including members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and UVA administrators and students. Sexual assault is a serious problem on college campuses, and it is important that rape victims feel comfortable stepping forward. It saddens us to think that their willingness to do so might be diminished by our failings.” Will Dana, Managing Editor in the April 2015 issue of Rolling Stone.

I would go up to a college hipster hanging at Urban Outfitters right now and console them but…nah. They will always and forever have hipster, Emma-Mattress-Girl-Gone-Porn-Star-Sulkowicz.

“After 19 years at Rolling Stone, I have decided that it is time to move on. It has been a great ride and I loved it even more than I imagined I would. I am as excited to see where the magazine goes next as I was in the summer of 1978 when I bought my first issue.”-Will Dana

Dana has held the position of Managing Editor of Rolling Stone since 2005 and can not only be responsible for the journalistic “excellence” of “A Rape on Campus” but also this touching tribute:

THE BOMBER. Oh, isn’t he dreamy? Just like Jim Morrison back in the day. (Gag.)

Reporter Janet Reitman attempts to humanize Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev in this piece, calling him a “charming kid with a bright future”, who was “a beautiful, tousle-haired boy with a gentle demeanor, soulful brown eyes and the kind of shy, laid-back manner that made him that dude you could always just vibe with.” He was “just a normal American kid,” as his friends described him, who liked soccer, hip-hop, girls; obsessed over The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones; and smoked a copious amount of weed.”

Yep. A “normal” American boy who “smoked copious amounts of weed.” He fits right in with their demo!

This was also part of that article from July of 2013:

“Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone’s long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day. The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens.” –THE EDITORS

Let’s get real here. “Serious and thoughtful” coverage? By humanizing a killer who bombed innocents in the name of Jihad? It’s not that complex, if you ask me. Get off your pseudo-intellectual high horses already. “Traditions of journalism?” By publishing lies?

Rolling Stone has been around since 1967. No bad will or intentions intended on my part to Will Dana-I don’t know the guy. I am sure he will land on his feet and Wenner Media will pick another liberal “committed to journalistic excellence” and pay him or her a fat six figures to create hysteria and romanticize terrorism. And the handle-bar mustached boys and girls in cut off shorts donning the flannel (that looked much better on us in the ’80s) will eat it right up.

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Massive Pay Raises Given by Seattle CEO Backfire

by Kim Quade on August 2, 2015

Tinkering with free market business principles has come back to haunt a young Seattle CEO, just as the city itself is also finding that raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour has consequences.

Enter Dan Price, 31, CEO of Gravity Payments, a credit card processing firm. In April, Price was lauded across America for cutting his $1 million salary and using it to boost the salaries of his 120 employees to a minimum of $70,000. Why did Price decide to take such a drastic risk in the running of his business? Why, he read a research article on happiness!

Dan Price suddenly became the CEO the nation actually loved. He drew the attention of talk show hosts, Harvard business professors, and single women. And, of course, job seekers. Everyone wanted to work for Gravity Payments.

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Dan Price in better times, just a few short months ago.

Now he’s renting out his house to make ends meet.

So what happened?

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Questioning Rebecca Watson’s Morality

by Toni Williams on August 1, 2015

Rebecca Watson of Skepchick is a 30-something woman, with a condescending manner and mediocre vocabulary.  She recently sounded off on the Planned Parenthood videos by the right of center, investigative group, The Center for Medical Progress.  You can watch Rebecca Watson’s video here.    In addition to her disdainful mien, she seems to have an astonishing lack of morals, in my humble opinion.

Taken from her own website and “sorta transcript”:

Planned Parenthood is in the news a lot these days thanks to a maliciously edited video making it look like they SELL BABY PARTS.

It’s weird for those of us with two brain cells to rub together, that this is even a thing. Because first of all, obviously Planned Parenthood doesn’t sell BABY PARTS. Jesus fu**ing chr*st, get a hold of yourselves. Baby parts!

3% of all Planned Parenthood’s activities are abortions, and more than 90% of those are in the first trimester when it’s about size of a kidney bean, so they do see some pieces of fetal tissue. Which are just going to be thrown away in the garbage, but which the patient can instead choose to donate to important medical research.

Luckily, I have more than two brain cells, documented, and she has no argument here.  It’s okay to donate this first trimester fetal tissue the size of a “kidney bean” because it is only going to be “thrown away” or because it will be used in “important medical research”.  That makes it all okey dokey.  She repeats this later for the diseases HIV and Parkinson’s.  (Full disclosure: Parkinson’s is one of my 83 year old Dad’s many diseases.)

The moral argument should be that if less than one percent of Planned Parenthood’s activities are abortions and 100% of those first trimester and the fetus is smaller than my pinky fingernail, this is not right.  If the fetus is just a clump of tissue, it has no value.  This fetus, this baby, is a human being with separate DNA.  This fetus, this baby is an individual from conception.

The Nazi doctors of Auschwitz would have agreed with Rebecca Watson (yep, I am going there).  These Nazi doctors did not consider their subjects to be human.  These subhumans in the concentration camps were being used in medical studies for the greater good.  Their tissues were just going to be thrown out and burned anyway.

Speaking of burning, I am so glad that I did not attend Boston University as Rebecca Watson did, because somehow in her four minute, rambling and incoherent, video, she brings up a course on heresy she took in college.

This all reminds me of a course I took in college on heresy. I remember learning about how multiple times throughout human history, various groups of people have been accused of the very specific act of gathering together and hosting orgies, and then taking the resulting babies from any past orgies and burning them into ashes, which are then formed into cakes, which are then eaten. Usually it’s supposed to be the Jews doing this but plenty of other marginalized groups have been accused as well. And it always baffled me to think that people could really, truly believe that their fellow humans were doing something so obviously stupid and made up.

Um, Rebecca, we don’t want babies aborted or born and then murdered.  What about this makes you think of orgies and cakes?  What an odd connection to make.

Someday, Rebecca, soon I think, the actions of Planned Parenthood in the late 20th and early 21st centuries will be written about in books and scholarly articles.  The books and articles will tell how more than 700,000 PER YEAR, individuals were ripped from wombs and some of these were used in experimentation, allegedly for science and the greater good.

When those who are “less than” can be used for medical experimentation and the greater good, I will question the morals of anyone who supports this horror.

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On Wednesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the release of Center for Medical Progress’ videos featuring StemCell Express employees who work with Planned Parenthood in obtaining fetal tissue for medical research. Presumably, the videos show officials discussing receipt of entire fetuses which could implicate the trade of live specimens. The TRO is only in place until August 19, 2015, when the Center for Medical Progress will respond to the action.

On Friday, a federal judge in San Francisco granted another TRO blocking another video release of executives at National Abortion Federation. [Bonus: The federal judge is an Obama appointee who is a donor and bundler for the Obama campaign and committees supporting him]. The Center for Medical Progress supposedly has video taken at a conference sponsored by The National Abortion Federation, according to David Daleidon, the Center for Medical Progress’ investigative operative. The Center for Medical Progress will respond to this TRO by August 3, 2015.

Here is David Daleidon discussing the investigation with Alisyn Camerota at CNN, who puts on the persona of “tough” interviewer (she feels compelled to make the point several times that Planned Parenthood denies it has done anything wrong – well, that should settle it, right?):

The restraining orders are based on the weighing of interests – in these cases the judges have decided that if released improperly (without legal right to do so, and perhaps even if they do have the legal right to do so) the harm done to the claimants would be so damaging as to be irreparable.

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#Clinton Server And BackUp Thumb Drive Are Illegal Says National Security Lawyer

August 1, 2015

Last week I wrote about a request made for the Department of Justice to look into Hillary Clinton’s handling of “sensitive government information”. This week it seems that an attorney has  come out and said what we have all suspected for quite some time -that her personal server and a back-up of said server on […]

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Nancy Pelosi Says #IranDeal Is “Diplomatic Masterpiece”

July 31, 2015

Conference calls with key Democrats and a variety of organizations such as MoveOn.org, have been held in the last couple of days. All in an effort by the White House and President Obama to persuade them to roll up their sleeves and ramrod the Iran Deal through Congress. Never mind that pesky Planned Parenthood stuff; its abundantly clear that […]

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Saudi Arabia Prepares for Nuclear Armed Iran

July 31, 2015

On July 17th, I wrote about how Japan’s Parliament had voted in favor of abandoning their exclusively defensive approach, an approach they had adopted after shedding their quasi-absolute monarchy following World War II. This change would allow offensive military combat involvement in foreign conflicts. In my blog post I said the following: In the aftermath […]

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It’s “Another Boy” and The Blind Masses Still #StandWithPP

July 30, 2015

Right on cue as expected, more of the Hollywood elite are sounding off and #StandingforPP. The latest to come forward is none none other than Scarlett Johansson: Like, of course they like, stand with you, Scarlett Johanssen. You know who’s not standing right now? Another boy. And it’s no surprise whose side The White House […]

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Cruz Crushes Kerry in Heated Exchange

July 30, 2015

Since Tuesday’s news broke of the killing of Cecil the Lion by American dentist Walter Palmer, the news media and social media can’t seem to fill enough digital space with bile for the dentist. In fact, they can’t even find him. Meanwhile, in the vicious jungle that is Washington, DC, a Republican Senator set his […]

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#UnplannedParenthood Hashtag Tells Beautiful Stories To Counter Abortion

July 30, 2015

One of the most poignant and beautiful things to come out of the ghoulish and twisted videos of Planned Parenthood that the Center for Medical Progress has released is the ongoing Twitter thread with the hashtag #UnplannedParenthood. Some of the tweets are beautifully hilarious. Loving the #UnPlannedParenthood tweets… pic.twitter.com/V9nk0rFecB — Ann Zakelj (@AnkaZakelj) July 30, […]

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