Stream: Scientists, Women, The Press Think Trump Is Coming For Them

Stream: Scientists, Women, The Press Think Trump Is Coming For Them.

Week or so before the election, there was a rumor bumping around the Internet which said Trump, if he were to become President, would immediately begin rounding up LGBT folk and placing them into camps. I replied to one of these exceptionally nervous people on Twitter, “It won’t be so bad. I hear Thursdays will be lasagna nights.” That earned me a blocking. (I have since deleted my account.)

Over this past weekend, a mob of angry females tromped through the streets of Washington DC. Boy, were they upset. Fuming. Nary a happy face. Trouble was, no one was able to discover why these citizens were displeased. Perhaps the nation is suffering a critical shortage of blue hair dye? Can somebody look that up?

One woman not reduced to incoherent ravings about her cat (that’s what I thought I heard), said Donald Trump was going to come after women and break them up like “puzzle pieces.” Jack the Ripper, look out! It’s Donald Trump, puzzle breaker.

The eminent New York Times writer Ross Douthat isn’t shivering over internment camps or feminist puzzle breaking, but he did wring his soft hands over the idea Donald Trump “will escalate from tweets to Erdoganian crackdowns, that truly independent journalism will be marginalized while the White House breeds a lap dog press.”

It doesn’t do to criticize Times writers, of course, but is it even theoretically possible for the press to more resemble a fluffy white pampered poodle, blind with devotion, madly licking its master, and barring its wee yellow teeth and yipping at intruders than it did during Mr Obama’s tenure?

Fear of an all-powerful Trumpenfuhrer has not been confined to dyspeptics, dye-jobs, and diarists. The very brightest among us—scientists themselves!—have convinced themselves Trump is going to confiscate their data. Headline at Forbes: “Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data“. The author, James Conca, said:

It’s not like the new administration is going to start burning books or flushing files down the toilet, but website access will disappear, reports will be put in deep storage, and datasets will become more difficult to access, or will degrade in quality, as funding is cut from the agencies maintaining them.

Conca says this data is needed because the United States has been under attack from the Polar Vortex, a beast which he intimates was caused by global warming (which he mistakenly refer to as “climate change”).

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20 Comments

  1. I find the whole panic over Trump amusing. The hyperbole and the sputtering incoherence of the women’s march is still entertaining me! I even live with a young snowflake who just this morning is returning to her more normal self. Which is to say she’ll go back to ignoring politics. After all the new administration will likely do nothing that directly affects her and politics makes her head hurt.

  2. I was expecting something about all the turf wars among the progressives (literally TERF wars)! The LGBT was complaining about all of the Women Marcher’s signs mentioning “women’s” body parts thus excluding the “Trans” folks. (TERF stands for Trans-exclusionary Radical Feminists).

    You mention Safe Space … now is that a Black-only Safe Space? … a women only Safe Space … Safe Spaces MUST be segregated by race, gender and other factors representing the victims under attack (by Trump and his Polar Vortex). (Maybe it’s the tornado from “Emerald City”?) If you are NOT a member of that victim-status, you cannot understand and only represent a threat. (It may be a corollary to something that was said about living under the Nazi’s – only instead of people not speaking-up about people not like oneself – denying the “speaking up” of those not like oneself.)

    Wasn’t there something said about a house divided cannot stand?

  3. Fluff bunnies everywhere, what a tease they all are. They move fast unlamented flooring. They come from the Big Friendly Giant who has an enormous belly button. The Leprocorns use them to knit hats for St Patrick’s Day parades and sell them to the locals in manhattan who don’t have enough hair.
    Did someone say hair?

    That’s why they call it Manhattan, anyway.

    This is why John Freida on Madison does so well. He doesn’t go with the green crowd, he has his own style. Stuff fluff obsessed six and ten Mad Hatters. He’s into hair, not March Hares, who also wear the green fluff hats for the March march. This year they are called lint hats and are dyed grue which is the new green.

  4. Joy

    I lament (I think) that I understood what you meant to say – of course there is contextual evidence

  5. John B (): Yes, according to another has-been trying desperately to regain past glories, that person being Jane Fonda. (A house divided cannot stand is probably a religious concept and should be ridiculed by all.)

    Now, after having typed that, and reading “will escalate from tweets to Erdoganian crackdowns, that truly independent journalism will be marginalized while the White House breeds a lap dog press.”
    I am lost in hysterical laughter and unable to continue. The insanity runs far too deep to fix, I fear. The inmates are running the asylum. Nothing left to do but try and stay out of the way.

  6. My main thrust (to use a Donaldism, I’m sure)

    IF Trump is out to get them
    He will get them because of
    the Nazi corollary I bespoke

    Darned Nazi’s. Fascists and Socks

  7. Joy

    Was that the guy from “Super Nova” or “Death in Paradise”?
    I get them confused
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM52hmBZgzw

    It doesn’t really count as Godwin’s law because the post had already mentioned “Trumpfuhrer”. … does it? In fact any discussion about Trump with a Progressive assumes Hitler

    (Socks could have been a reference to the Clinton cat)

  8. The reality of Trump’s bad traits is actually very mild — with the Left asserting attributes wholly unsupported by facts or logic. This is a nice summary: http://slatestarcodex.com/2016/11/16/you-are-still-crying-wolf/

    As Trump continues to fail to live down to the evilly low temperament many on the Left desperately desire him to be–to justify their own hate–the Left’s haters will continue to concoct more sensational rationalizations for their hate.

    And what really underlies that hatred?

    This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNzhKgARlCI

  9. Hey, if they back up all their endangered data on the climate, that might make it more readily available to others. Hitherto, the problem has lain with them keeping the data secret.

    That’s the ticket! Don’t ask through FOIA, tell them you want to replicate their data on a secure, off-site server farm!

  10. Liberal Scientists marching on Washington? What a great idea! Picture a sea of moonbat scientists with blue-dyed, Einstein fright-wigs and wearing rainbow-colored lab coats and propeller beanie caps making hysterical, foul-mouthed speeches on the National Mall. Gives new meaning to the term, “mad scientist”. “Paging Dr. Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll, Dr. Evil, Dr. Mann, to the barricades, stat!”

  11. John (Blongsocks),
    “I wear socks almost to the knees because of Edema” I’m not surprised.

    Yes, not really Godwin, I was kidding.
    One’s Rob Bryden, a sweetie, I don’t know who the other fella’ is. I’m rubbish at faces. Why do they do that man kissing thing? I had a friend who used to carry on like that, always tried to shock everybody. He was the Baldric of the medieval society, called himself Elthric. He once chased me round the hall at a 12th night event (my first ever) with the feast pig’s nose and ears tied to his. Nasty kiss with essence of pig. He did have a heart of gold though.

    “tell them you want to replicate their data on a secure, off-site server farm!”
    I’ll tell them that, see what they say!

  12. Dean Ericson,

    “Picture a sea of moonbat scientists with blue-dyed, Einstein fright-wigs and wearing rainbow-colored lab coats and propeller beanie caps making hysterical, foul-mouthed speeches on the National Mall.”

    With respect, I get your point, but that’s an insult to Einstein, whom they should be emulating. Einstein may have been a pacifist, but he was a consummate scientist.

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