From Deanna Fisher of the Victory Girls, we learn that the killer in the Isla Vista murders, Elliot Rodger, 22, the son of a Hollywood assistant producer, was an “incel,” or involuntary celibate. He was (apparently) still a virgin, and was horribly frustrated by the fact that none of the girls in which he was interested was even slightly interested in him. He said, “All those girls that I’ve desired so much, they would’ve all rejected me and looked down upon me as an inferior man if I ever made a sexual advance towards them while they throw themselves at these obnoxious brutes.” Sounds like he never even tried, and knew that the girls he wanted so badly were just plain out of his league, so he snapped and decided to kill them all. And Donald Douglas reported that the police have found three more bodies in his apartment.
Phineas Fahrquar, writing on Sister Toldjah, noted what we’ve all known for a long time: President Obama is simply not up to his job. We give the biggest executive job in the world to a guy who’d never run so much as a lemonade stand, and people are actually surprised that he can’t run the government? In the 2008 election, the candidate with the most executive experience was Sarah Palin, with 1½ years as Governor and 6 years as mayor of a town of 7,80 people.
Patterico has two stories on L.A. Superior Court judicial candidate Songhai “Sunny” Armstead, who is trying to scrub the internet of videos in which she tells black supporters to vote for her because she is black. The left don’t seem too terribly interested in this, but just imagine their reaction if a white candidate had told white supporters to vote for him because he’s white.
(A)s coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces.
New and tighter pollution rules and tough competition from cleaner sources such as natural gas, wind and solar will lead to the closings of dozens of coal-burning plants across 20 states over the next three years. And many of those that stay open will need expensive retrofits.
President Obama sure loves poor people, so much so that he’s trying to create more of them!
A retweet from Gretchen:
— Jonathan Hoenig (@JonathanHoenig) May 24, 2014
Gretchen and I both know of a lady, then a housewife, who wanted to buy a car, so she got the only job she could, at McDonald’s. But what she had was stick-to-it-ivness, and she did something really radical: she came to work, on time, every day, and it wasn’t long before she was promoted, then promoted again, and the last I knew, she was a regional manager for the chain.
Jeff Goldstein suggested that the fifty Democrat senators who objected to the Washington Redskins team name ought to scrape together a billion dollars and buy the team from Daniel Snyder, and then they can change the name to whatever they wish. My first thought was that fifty Democrats running a National Football League team would quickly run it into the ground, but quickly realized that Mr Snyder has already done that! Besides, asking Democratic senators to raise money to buy something really means asking them to raid the Treasury.
L D Jackson writes about a New York state abortion bill. He is displeased.
Karen, the lonely Conservative, noted Senator Jay Rockefeller’s assertion that anyone opposed to President Obama must be a racist. The Democrats really can’t defend the President’s record, 5½ years of abject failure, so all that they have left is the race card. Of course, we saw that here when our now-banned former commenter continually accused us of the same thing. Apparently, judging a man on his actual performance is racism, while mindlessly supporting him based on the color of his skin is not.
Hube was amused by one professor’s “trigger warnings.”
Robert Stacey Stacy McCain notes the self-destructiveness of feminism. In their selfish promotion of childlessness, they are pushing their own extinction.
And finally, on Truth Before Dishonor, John Hitchcock points out that the acceptance of homosexuality has a really bad ending.
Happy Memorial Day weekend from The First Street Journal, and try to remember that the real meaning of Memorial Day isn’t picnics and barbecues, but remembering the brave men and women who gave their lives so that we would be free on this day.