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Welcome to another edition of the culture wars which features six crazy stories from the past week or weeks that may have or may not have made the hallowed pages of Redstate.
DEMOCRATS SAYING AND DOING STUPID THINGS
With Joe Biden now officially in the Democratic Party sweepstakes, the humor level of that campaign has risen considerably. At a stop in Iowa, the former vice-president offered to buy ice cream for about a dozen people waiting in line. Maybe because the man induces slumber or maybe because Iowa voters are immune to the presence of presidential wannabes, no one took him up on the offer. Not a good sign…
CRAZY CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTS
Since we only have 10 or 12 years left, one better start listening to the crazies in London protesting about climate change. These activists went so far as to actually glue themselves to the London Stock Exchange complete with LED lights attached warning about the impending danger of climate change. Another enterprising activist managed to glue her breasts to the road (ouch!). Are they aware of the environmental costs of glue?
LISTENING TO MUSIC CAUSES GLOBAL WARMING
Two European researchers recently noted that the economic cost of listening to music has decreased dramatically over the past four decades- a tribute to capitalism. You see, people no longer really buy vinyl or CDs and instead prefer to download music and store it in the cloud. Not good, say these researchers. The data centers that store the music, the researchers argue, consume tremendous amounts of energy and resources. Hence, they have a huge carbon footprint. Say the learned professors: “The hidden environmental cost of storing music is enormous…”
LET’S SEE… WHAT’S LEFT TO BAN…
Now that Berkeley, California has banned plastic straws and plastic bags at grocery stores, they found something else to ban. The city recently passed an ordinance that requires customers to pay a 25-cent surcharge for using a to-go coffee cup. Next up to ban: paper napkins?
THE HEAVY HAND OF CANADIAN LAW
A judge in British Columbia has ruled that the father of a transgender daughter is guilty of “family violence” since he continues to refer to his daughter as “she.” The protection order directs police to arrest the father if he refers to her with a feminine pronoun, call her by her birth name, or in any way interfere with her gender transition.
A MERMAID CHALLENGER
Susan Collins of Maine, who may be the last sane Democrat in the Senate, has drawn a doozy of a challenger in 2020 should she run for reelection: Bre Kidman. The self-described Kidman is “a criminal defense attorney by day and radical/fat/queer/performance artist/musician/ activist most of the other time.” Another biography describes them: “queer feminist lawyer/mermaid/writer/ activist and artist.” Wait!!! Did they say “mermaid?”
THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO ABORTION
In response to a pending bill in Illinois akin to the infanticide measure passed in New York and attempted in Virginia, one state representative, Diane Pappas, has a unique solution when she told a group of opponents to the pending the bill… well, let’s just see what she said:
…with technology the way it is, we wouldn’t have an abortion problem if we applied a plan. Now, I’ve been told it’s a bit radical, but if we allowed men to be castrated, took the sperm to the bank, collected tax dollars on it for storage, then when it’s time, to have the man decide he’s ready to begin a family…. well then problem is solved!
So there you have it- problem solved! It also solves another problem- the shortage of choir sopranos.
Catch me again next Tuesday with another descent into the mind of the social justice warrior.