English Socialism of 1984 (my own art: feel free to copy)
Yes, a day late I know. I will not miss it despite that This one has been one I have been wanting to write since I began theming this series a month ago!
It’s a parade of white girls and blonde hair dye, coordinated clothing, bikinis and daisy dukes, glitter and kisses, bouncing bodies, euphoric hand-holding and hugging, gratuitous booty shots, and matching aviator sunglasses. It’s all so racially and aesthetically homogeneous and forced, so hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition. It’s all so . . . unempowering.
That column by A.L. Bailey resulted in a statement by the university condemning the video, which Alpha Phi took offline:
A video promoting the University of Alabama’s chapter of a largely white sorority has been taken down after being widely criticized online for its portrayal of women and for its lack of diversity. . . .
A statement from the school’s associate vice president for university relations, Deborah Lane, said that the video “is not reflective of UA’s expectations for student organizations to be responsible digital citizens.”
Dear God, has it gone this far? Has political correctness reached the point that it’s wrong for Alabama sorority girls to be pretty?
Oh, you wouldn’t think it…what with their outlandish plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour [which will of course, ultimately put many of those workers out of a job].
No, this time the good City of Seattle is moving to pass a $25 tax per dealer-sold firearm, and a 2-5 cent tax on ever round of ammunition sold within city limits. Without fail, that price hike will be passed on to the consumer. So why does Seattle wish to burden the less fortunate, who wish to exercise their Constitutional rights?
The committee voted unanimously this morning to send the proposal to the full city council for consideration next Monday, according to the SeattleNever mind that this tax is illegal under . Monday’s vote could set the stage for a legal confrontation, and there were hints that existing gun shops could move out of the city, and that gun owners living in Seattle will simply shop outside the city, thus thwarting any dreams that this tax will generate $300,000 to $500,000 annually for the city’s gun control efforts.RCW 9.41.290 – State preemption…..pesky laws are only for the plebs.
Waiting in the legal tall grass are the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. They’ve already advised against the tax proposal, primarily on the grounds that it will violate the state’s 30-year-old model preemption law.
So Seattle would pass an illegal tax that hurts small business owners, hurts the ‘economically disadvantaged’, targets lawful purchases which are not anywhere over +/- 10% of the firearms used in crime….and will simply encourage consumers to make their ammunition purchases online and firearm purchases outside of the city limits.
Good job Seattle!
“BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of residents in northern Idaho lined up outside a U.S. Navy veteran’s house on Thursday to protest claims that federal officials are planning on confiscating the man’s weapons.Idaho Republican state Rep. Heather Scott of Blanchard said the Veteran Affairs office has sent a letter to John Arnold of Priest River warning him that he cannot possess or purchase firearms.The protest -spearheaded by Scott- attracted roughly 100 people. Among them were Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler, who promised to stand guard against any federal attempts to remove Arnold’s guns, and Republican Washington state Rep. Matthew Shea of Spokane Valley, who described the event as a “defiance against tyranny.”“I took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and uphold the laws of Idaho,” Wheeler said. “This seemed appropriate to show my support. I was going to make sure Mr. Arnold’s rights weren’t going to be breached.”