Arlington Pre-school teacher fired

Nancy Salem, a hijab-wearing Muslim teacher of South Arlington 2-year-olds was first suspended and then fired after a Texas-based group Canary Mission outed her for using social media to spread Jew hatred.

“On her now-deleted Twitter account, Salem made numerous derogatory comments about the Jewish people, including replying to a question “How many Jews died in the Holocaust?” with “Not enough…HAHAHAHA.”

Gotcha bitch! Hahahaha

Via Instapundit

A campaign to end use of black targets

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Surely you can guess why. Also to end use of human-figure targets, because they “promote” killing humans. Or something. Which would seriously spoil my defensive practice. I prefer a no-recoil Ruger .22 semi-auto so I always aim for the head, like any good assassin would. I’d have to empty the whole clip to have much effect on center mass. But no worries. Gun ranges will never bend the knee to these clowns. Individual shooters might. But shooters as a group? Never.

Trump was inevitable when the elite went absurd

Wretchardthe cat on why the elites are losing control of the country:

They “lost their mojo by becoming absurd. It happened on the road between cultural appropriation and transgender bathrooms.”

Meanwhile the NFL and NBA, neither of which will put up with gay players, despite what they pretend, is threatening to commit financial suicide over states like Texas and North Carolina refusing to legalize transgender bathrooms.

Via Twitter.

Politicizing the SAT

This is not really a surprise to me and I’m sure it won’t be to Mr. Boy either when he takes the SAT on March 11. He’s used to being inundated with PC and Progressive nonsense at school.

They started teaching him about American slavery in first grade. And not to be outdone by history, they piled on with fears of Global Warming. The latter had him really frightened until I assured him it was pure political bullshit.

In my grade school days (the 1950s) slavery was a taboo topic and PC was to ignore ubiquitous legal segregation in business and government. It would have been smarter then, and would be now as well, to let, as the song says, freedom ring

Pancho Villa’s Trigger Finger

El Paso is a long way from Austin, and never one of my favorite destinations. “El Paso,” I used to say, “thy name is ugliness.” But Pancho Villa’s trigger finger?

“Luis immediately spots the finger in the window—gnarled and gray in a hammered bronze box next to shelves crammed with jewelry, its longish fingernail still intact. A typed message in a wood frame next to it explains that this is indeed the forefinger of a ‘notorious bandit’ and ‘ruthless killer’ who was also considered a local hero. That’s a lot of human paradox wrapped up into one little crooked finger in an El Paso pawnshop.”

Via Texas Highways Magazine

The Game of Drones

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Miss Piggy, however, hardly deserves their company

That Trump news gaggle

The early bits I saw reported, along with video clips of the Donald’s usual digressions and by-the-ways, made me cringe. I even put up a comment at Instapundit suggesting it would be wiser if Trump avoided these things as much as possible. (And was roundly shot at with both barrels at by his beloved.)

Then I read Rush Limbaugh’s transcript and laughed along with him. Trump is Trump. You either like him or you hate him. I like him, bombastic, New Yorker-style and all. Hey, this guy grew up in the Bronx. You expected smooth and sophisticated? What planet do you live on?

Even the WSJ editorial page liked it. And they did not support his nomination or his election. As WSJ commenter John Schwaebe put it: “Trump seemed to be talking directly to the people. Telling us what he and his staff were working on. Unfiltered, straight up  [with] no need for nuance.”

Nuance plainly is not the Donald’s thing. I might prefer a polite Southerner who was more subtle in twisting the knife. But most New Yorkers aren’t like that. Chicagoans, either. We forget that Obama also spent his early months attacking the news media, if mainly in the form of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.

And even the latter didn’t pile on the hate for Hussein the way the MSM has done with Trump since he was nominated. And Barry, too, couldn’t handle extemporaneous very well. WSJ: “President Obama tended to filibuster at his press events, and he’d have reached perhaps the third question by the 60-minute mark.”

All in all, I decided, I liked the presser. “Bully Trumpet,” the WSJ headlined their editorial. Just so. And bully for Trump, too.