Has The World Gone Mad?

Well, yes, of course, it has.  The only reason to ask the question again is to see what new and outrageous form of madness has bubbled to the surface this week.

How about the Ray Rice situation? Whether he deserved to be banished from the Ravens, and perhaps the entire NFL, is fodder for bar room arguments when ESPN Sports Center is droning the background. Surely the NFL mishandled this from the beginning, but forget the NFL. How about the New Jersey prosecutor who diverted Rice to a counseling program rather than a prospective jail sentence, while at the same time trying to jail a 27-year-old mother who brought her permitted concealed carry gun into New Jersey from Pennsylvania? From the Washington Examiner:

Meanwhile, McClain is working to put 27-year-old mother of two Shaneen Allen — herself a first-time offender — into jail for at least three years, maybe even a decade.

Allen didn’t punch anyone out in an elevator. She simply didn’t know that her Pennsylvania concealed-carry permit was not valid in New Jersey.

In October 2013, Allen was pulled over for a minor traffic offense. She dutifully informed the officer of her gun and presented her concealed-carry permit. She was arrested.

Allen had a gun because she had been robbed twice in 2013 and feared for her children. Following her arrest, and McClain’s insistence that she face the maximum possible penalty for her oversight, Allen reportedly lost her job.

If anyone ought to be banished in New Jersey, it’s this idiot prosecutor.  (And the cop who made the arrest at the traffic stop.  Talk about a bureaucrat in uniform.)

Well, at least the federal government is going to get to the bottom of why lesbians are fat. From the Free Bacon, I mean, Free Beacon:

The federal government is still seeking answers as to why the majority of lesbians are obese and U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill, which now totals $2.87 million.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) study is now in its fourth year, receiving an additional $670,567 for fiscal year 2014. The project seeks to determine why “nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese,” and why gay males are not.

You’ll have to come up with your own jokes—I don’t need another “hate speech” inquisition. Besides, like light bulb jokes involving anything feminist, this is not funny, according to The Telegraph:

Now we all know, that even in these days of sexual liberation and acceptance there are many lesbians and gay men who are not ‘out’. So this weight study has to be treated with caution. It does not include those who are in the closet or indeed living straight lives.

Or did the team of researchers actively go looking for members of the gay community? We are not told. If they did, they will have received a very narrow sample of lesbians as a whole, most of who stay in and watch the TV with their partners like the rest of society.

If we do accept that this research is well founded, it is after all, carried out by Professor Bryn Austin, an associate professor at Harvard’s school of public health, then what is the point of it and what conclusions can we draw?

Harvard, you say? Then it must be okay, no?

One of the linked studies found that lesbians were less likely to participate in team sports because of lower athletic self-esteem. I can only talk from personal experience here, but I have always found that lesbians were more likely to participate in team sports, indeed in any sort of sport. If we really want to revert to stereotypes the ‘’typical gay woman’’ is hardly ever seen out of her gym kit!

I can’t wait to see what the peer reviewers have to say about this research when it comes in. One more excerpt:

Lets be absolutely clear. Lesbians are not gay because they can’t get a man. All of the lesbians I know, and I know quite a few, have had to fight off the attentions of men frequently. Studies like this only serve to give ammunition to this type of prejudice.

This will ruin Rush Limbaugh’s day, for sure.

Finally, what post about our madcap world would be complete without a Hillary update. Last week she spoke in Las Vegas and urged the gaming industry to fight global warming by embracing energy-efficient casinos:

During her keynote at the 7th annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas today, Clinton called for companies to retrofit buildings to become more energy efficient, and challenged the city’s biggest industry–casinos–to start making the change.

“Imagine if every casino in Las Vegas retrofitted to improve energy efficiency and if they made it possible for all their employees to do the same in their homes,” Clinton said. “It would save on utility bills. It would save on energy. It would save on greenhouse gas emissions.”

What? No more garish neon lights?  No more Fremont Street Experience? And for this someone presumably paid her $250,000? I guess what they say about suckers in Las Vegas is more true than we ever knew.

Hillary better hope there’s never a tax on platitudes, or she really will end up dead broke.


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