No guano, dude:
One would have thought that a 90-day suspension of immigration from seven countries with minimal economic ties to the United States would be minor news. It has to be the best thing an American president has done since Ronald Reagan told Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, because all the people I dislike have gone bat-guano crazy.
That's the take of David "Spengler" Goldman, and it's difficult to argue the point. I try, I really do, not to dislike people, but it's become ridiculous. Trump is living rent-free in so many heads right now that it's frankly a little frightening. And the bat guano is piling so high that people are noticing:
That's part of an extended rant from Iowahawk, who has just about had enough. I get the feeling. Meanwhile, this is happening in the cradle of the Free Speech Movement:
Protesters armed with bricks and fireworks mounted an assault on the building hosting a speech by polarizing Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos Wednesday night, forcing the event’s cancellation.
Several injuries have been reported and at least four banks have been vandalized after demonstrators marched away from the scene of a violent protest at the canceled speaking event by controversial far-right writer and speaker Yiannopoulos on the University of California at
UC Berkeley officials said the protest was infiltrated by vandals.
Yiannopoulos was making the last stop of a tour aimed at defying what he calls an epidemic of political correctness on college campuses.
And at a place near and dear to me:
A Beloit College student admitted fabricating an incident in which a swastika, anti-Muslim and ethnic and racial slurs were spray-painted on a dorm room door and a nearby wall.
The 20-year-old man was arrested for obstructing, disorderly conduct and criminal damage in connection with the incident reported Monday, according to a news release from the Beloit Police Department.
Officials at the college said that two reported hate crimes at the school were under investigation, one in which an anti-Semitic note was placed under a student's door Friday, the other involving the spray-painted messages.
According to police, the student admitted spray-painting the messages. He said that he saw how the first reported incident had brought the Beloit College community together and that he fabricated the incident to create, "similar attention," according to the release.
We get what we want. What we seem to want these days is to demonstrate how holy and righteous we are, so instead of the Bat Signal, we have the Virtue Signal and instead of getting Batman, we get bat guano. And I don't mean the character that Keenan Wynn played in Doctor Strangelove, although it's not all that different.
Can we all calm down a little?