Historical happenings

9/17/1903 Turks destroy the town of Kastoria in Bulgaria, killing 10,000 civilians.

9/17/1916 ~Germany’s “Red Baron,” Manfred von Richthofen, wins his first aerial combat.

9/17/1959 ~ The X-15 rocket plane makes its first flight.

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As a man gets older, if he knows what is good for him, the women he likes are getting older too. The trouble is that most of them are married.

~ Ross MacDonald

Some of you might know Ross MacDonald from his “Archer” series which is on cable at night. He was a mystery/crime writer.

Penury for the Poobahs

We filed this under “Good News” and “Condign Desserts”.

10K New York City Employees Stop Paying Big Labor Fees After Janus Ruling

The New York Post recently reported that more than 10,000 New York City employees decided that they actually did not want to pay money towards their previously forced monopoly bargaining representatives. These workers were freed from paying forced union dues by a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME which declared that forced public sector union fees are a violation of the First Amendment.

According to the New York Post, this resulted in nearly a quarter million worth of union fees being subtracted from the hands of Big Labor.

via New York Post:

“City records show that there were 314,770 city workers paying union dues prior to the Janus v. AFSCME ruling on June 27 that found government workers can’t be forced to pay dues to unions that represent them in collective bargaining.

By the first July pay period following the decision, the number dropped by 10,328 – or 3 percent – to 304,442.

That cost the unions about $250,000 for that two-week period.” [snip]

Critics will argue the mass exodus of workers leaving unions, but still maintaining whatever supposed benefits unions earned on their behalf are creating a “free rider” problem. But, pro-right to work individuals would assert that the only reason unions are forced to cover all employees in a bargaining unit is because union representatives often fight for monopoly representation in the first place.

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An ugly woman with an ugly gun is a terrible thing.

~ Ross MacDonald

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He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.

~ Yogi Berra

Bent Genders

In the confusion of transitioning, It forgot the why and reason for getting bent. For this progressive practice, normals are abused and assaulted.

Transgender Man Sexually

Assaults Female Inmates

A man who believes he is a woman was charged with raping a woman (guess “she’s” a lesbian) and was housed in a female prison. In a case of “well, duh,” this rapist did what rapists do — he sexually assaulted four female inmates.

The story reveals such mind-boggling stupidity as to read as satire. Except, of course, it’s 2018 and leftist idiocy is running amok through Western society. For evidence, allow The Telegraph to fill in the absurd yet shameful details:

Convicted paedophile Karen White, who was born Stephen Wood, was undergoing gender reassignment, but had not undergone full surgery, when she was accused of repeatedly raping a woman in 2016.

The 52-year-old, who had been previously been jailed in 2001 for a sex attack on a child, told the authorities she identified as a woman and was remanded into HMP New Hall near Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Take note of how The Telegraph uses the deluded man’s preferred pronoun, adding to the environment that fosters the idea that it’s okay to house male rapists in a female prison. They refuse to see through the stupidity and stake out a position of sanity. Never mind that, according to their own reporting:

Within days of arriving at the women-only prison in September last year, White made a sexual advance to another inmate, while in an aroused state.

A fortnight later, White approached another female inmate and struck up a conversation in which she made comments about oral sex.

She then took hold of the woman’s hand and forced it onto her left breast in order to feel her padded bra.

Just days later she was accused of pushing her hips and penis against another prisoner and in November last year she allegedly kissed a female inmate on the neck.

[…]

Appearing at Leeds Crown Court last month, White pleaded guilty to two counts of rape in relation to the 2016 attack and also admitted indecently assaulting two New Hall prisoners.

She denied two of the prison assaults and the cases were ordered to lay on file.

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The openness and joy of living with Political Correctness. It’s is just a little confusion; enough to flummox the Poobahs running the prison, the Courts and the fools writing the laws. But we’re told that it is the future.

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I never said most of the things I said.

~ Yogi Berra