Your Marxist Morons of the Day

Why do some Democrats wish to make mass shootings easier? Yes, it seems to be an unfair accusation. But when you read this at Bearing Arms, you gotta wonder

Democrats have these weird ideas sometimes. They seem to think that if they hope really, really hard, bad things will magically disappear and we’ll all live peaceful, happy lives.

That’s the only explanation for this Illinois bill other than pure, outright evil.

Democratic lawmakers in Illinois have drawn up a piece of legislation that would give extra cash to schools that reallocate funds toward replacing armed security officers with unarmed social workers and behavior therapists.

Yes, you read that correctly folks. They want to pay schools that abet those who would commit a mass shooting, or any other type of attack on schools

The controversial bill, proposed by Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Westchester, would offer grants to schools that use funds meant for school security and instead spend it on mental health services, including hiring social workers or implementing other practices “designed to promote school safety and healthy environments,” as The Associated Press reported.

“This increased presence of law enforcement in schools does not necessarily enhance school safety,” Michelle Mbekani-Wiley from the Sargent Shriver Center for Poverty Law told The Associated Press. “Instead it dramatically increases the likelihood that students will be unnecessarily swept into the criminal justice system often for mere adolescent or disruptive behavior.”

The stupid burns folks, it really does. Cops are BAD, enforcing laws is BAD! So, endangering kids is OK to the left, as long as it furthers their social justice platform. 

Starbucks goes into full blown surrender mode

Greatest corporate overreaction ever? Could be

Starbucks will close 8,000 coffee shops around the United States on May 29 to conduct “racial-bias” training for its employees in another capitulation to grievance-mongering race baiters.

The workshops follow social-media outrage after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for refusing to leave when told by a manager of a longstanding company policy that they must buy something in order to use the restroom or loiter inside the shop.

Let us address why they were asked to leave first. I have worked as a restaurant manager in years past, and as a bartender even longer. I have had to ask some customers to leave (usually for being loud, obscene, or loitering) establishments a few times. I have even had to call police a few times when they refused. On almost every occasion, the people I asked to leave were White. And those that refused to leave when police told them they must were arrested. These two men were asked to leave. They refused, that is why the police were called. Apparently when the police arrived, the men verbally abused them, and still refused to leave. Had they left, there would have been no arrest, period. Again, the Philadelphia Police Chief defended his officers

Now, whether or not the policy is good, or bad is subjective. The point is that these two men refused to leave, and refused direct orders by police. What did they expect would happen? Verbally abusing the officers was a stupid choice. They could have left and complained about the Starbucks policy later. Instead, they chose to be arrested.

Starbucks issued an apology, fine, but then, they went from damage control PR to full blown madness

“Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.

For the record, Starbucks did not hold similar sensitivity training when a loyal customer said she was bullied and harassed by a group of baristas for wearing a Trump t-shirt in June 2017.

So, Starbucks is basically throwing all its employees under the bus because two guys could not comply with a police order? This is madness. And Starbucks will now have to walk on eggshells or else be savaged by the leftist bullies. And, in the process, has driven many customers away because of the asinine reaction to this event. Even worse, it is bringing in race baiting Eric Holder to help demean and indoctrinate Starbucks employees

In response, the company announced the upcoming training program and tapped far left groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and the NAACP as well as former Attorney General Eric Holder to help create the program, according to CNBC.

Working with Starbucks to create the program, along with former President Obama’s “Fast and Furious” Attorney General Holder, will be Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; Heather McGhee, president of Demos; and Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, according to CNBC.

Frankly, I wish a lot of Starbucks employees would say screw this and quit. This is an absurd example of corporate cowardice. The left, of course, will use this as a way to shame, demean, and indoctrinate as many of Starbuck employees as possible.

Your Paste Eating Idiocy of the Day

Doug Powers has it

There’s already gun control in England, but now that London’s surpassed NYC’s murder rate because of knife attacks, “knife control” is now all the rage.

How ridiculous has it gotten? Look at this from a division of the London Metropolitan Police:

 

Communism fails because people eat?

Via Moonbattery. I don’t think additional commentary is needed here. From the mouths of Communist swine…………

No need to be terrified into turning away from Democrats’ agenda by its application in other countries; officials assure us that Venezuelan shelves are empty not because socialism has been imposed but due to the traditional capitalist sin of gluttony:

Venezuela’s former Vice President turned Minister of Education Elías Jaua claimed in remarks this weekend that the country’s depleted supermarkets would be full of food if people did not eat so much.

Jaua praised the socialist Bolivarian Revolution for bestowing upon the People the “right to eat meat, chicken, milk, that they did not have ten, 14 years ago.” Back then it was the other way around; they had the food, but allegedly no right to eat it. Now they have the right, but no food.

Bellows Jaua:

“If the Venezuelan people did not eat, surely the shelves would be full.”

Your Marxist Moron of the Day

A bank in Madison Wisconsin has been robbed several times. One of the proposed solutions is to have an armed guard. Seems like common sense right? Not so fast says city council member Amanda Hall. Hall is worried about escalation

A city-council member in Madison, Wisconsin, extrapolating arguments about school security, is arguing that armed guards make banks less safe and that she fears “an arms race with would-be robbers.”

Amanda Hall, the alderman for District 3, made the comments in a blog post concerning a request from a Chase Bankbranch on Milwaukee Street to have an off-duty Madison police officer work the bank as armed security, at the bank’s expense.

The bank in the university town had been hit been by several armed robberies in the past year, one of them deadly, according to Madison TV station WMTV, channel 15.

But Ms. Hall said in a blog post on her pages of the City of Madison Common Council site that adding armed guards just encourages violence.

“I do wonder if an armed guard at this location truly makes us safer,” Ms. Hall said. “I am concerned that if there is one armed guard at the branch, that instead of one person trying to rob the bank without an actual weapon, as we saw frequently before now, that we might see a group of assailants, armed with powerful guns, attempt a robbery.”

“We do an okay job setting up our officers with weapons, but we don’t need to get into an arms race with would-be robbers. That would be terribly unsafe for everyone in the vicinity, not least our officers,” she explained.

Oh the stupid, it burns! Reality simply is a place some folks never visit, much less live. They simply cannot fathom that there are bad people out there. And those people are not going to say “hey, that bank does not have armed guards, I can’t rob that bank!”

Leftist Kamala Harris plays Race Card from the bottom of the Deck of Idiocy

Stop, just stop!

Maniacs target schools in part because they are less likely to encounter resistance in gun-free zones, so arming some teachers would help prevent school shootings. But there is a problem: teachers might shoot students of politically preferred pigmentation out of sheer racism. So says California Senator and presumed presidential candidate Kamala Harris:

Honestly who takes this babbling race baiter seriously? But, yes, she can go deep rin the Pit of Stupidity

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said she’s troubled by the Trump administration’s suggestion that willing teachers should be armed in the classroom.

Part of her objection stems from having young children see teachers “strapped with a gun”; part of it stems from her concern that even trained professionals miss their targets sometimes; and part of it has to do with race.

While questioning David Bowdich, the associate deputy director of the FBI, at a hearing on school safety Tuesday, Harris expressed concern about “having armed teachers as it relates to African-American and Hispanic students.

Does she even believe her own brand of BS? Doubtful, she is doing what Leftists do, she is spewing propaganda.

Your Bit of Wisdom for the Day

Via Animal Magnetism

Venezuela is not a failure of socialism.  Venezuela is what happens when socialism succeeds – it is the inevitable end-state of a system that flies in the face of human nature.  It has been the inevitable end result of every purely socialist system, everywhere.

Truth! Now go read the whole thing