Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Random Thoughts About Gorillas, Hillary Clinton, Free Speech, and Fogo de Chao

The whole "controversy" over shooting a gorilla that was dragging a child through water by his legs and tossing him in the air at the Cincinnati Zoo has brought to light the utter and complete ignorance of a huge segment of our population.

The miscreants of our society who became sudden experts in animal psychology and parenting skills demonstrate just how low we've sunk as humans. To any moral human being, the idea of saving a child should be a no brainer.

To the segment of humans who would choose a gorilla over the life of a child, we can see the vast harm that progressive dogmas have inculcated into these people. They are no longer capable of making even the simplest of moral judgments.

Speaking of progressives' inability to make moral judgments, a new Rasmussen Poll shows that half of all voters think that Hillary Clinton should continue to run for president even if indicted of a felony.

That figure surprises no one. Unfortunately, it alarms too few of us.

Which means that this country may elect the very person we the people deserve.

As president of the United States, Hillary will pardon herself as a felon and then appoint Supreme Court Justices who think just like she does about the law.

Speaking of progressive judgment, here's a scary quote of the week made by Vera Jourova, the EU commissioner responsible for justice, consumers and gender equality. (Yes, there apparently is an EU commissioner who comes straight out of George Orwell's novel 1984.) Jourova and her ilk are trying to get rid of "hate speech" on social media in Europe.

Jourova said: "The internet is a place for free speech, not hate speech."

Think about that for a moment.

Think about the utter, complete, spectacular logical flaw in that one statement. Then think about how, if speech is limited by some commissioner responsible for justice, consumers and gender equality, how "free speech" can remain.

George Orwell, here we come!


If we don't think there is any danger in limiting speech, in a news story just today, I read that the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been actively prosecuting anyone who "insults" him. Merve Buyuksarac, formerly Miss Turkey, was recently tried and convicted to 14 months in prison for "insulting" Erdogan on Instagram.

Hate speech is such a terrible problem, don't you think?

In defiance of Vegans everywhere, the wife and I spent a pleasant afternoon yesterday at Fogo de Chao in Scottsdale. It's a Brazilian barbecue that serves meat, meat, meat...oh, and meat.

The filet mignon was absolutely amazing. The special cut was amazing. The sirloin was amazing. The bacon-wrapped filet was amazing. The lamb chop was amazing. The chicken breast was amazing. The sausage was amazing.

If you're ever in the Scottsdale area (and feeling particularly rich) check out Fogo de Chao, if for no other reason than to annoy your Vegan friends.