Foot-Shooting Western Liberals at the Olympics

 Who will get the Gold for Political Correctness? Tweet a slightly off-color joke?  You’re off the team. Boyfriend a member of a minority conservative party?  Off the team.  Horrible nations are at the Oly’s, but it’s impolite to discuss them.

Train Wreck, Cali-Style

George Will writes that California continues to veer left, off the rest of the continent, with “faith-based transportation policy”:

Eager to hook states on higher spending, especially for high-speed rail, the Obama administration wants California to quickly spend $3.3 billion of federal funding (much of it borrowed from China, one source of President Obama’s train envy). Simitian says the $3.3 billion is about 5 percent of the cost “if the project stays on budget.” If. The $3.3 billion and $2.7 billion of state money would finance 130 miles of track in the Central Valley—a non-high speed section — a train from, and to, nowhere.


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Mega Mosques Proliferating Around the World

Daniel Greenfield writes of giant mosques under construction all around the world. “So long as there’s oil money fueling the projects then the mega mosques will keep on growing. For Muslim states the mega mosque is a tool of power giving them the ability to centralize control of overseas Muslims with a single facility in a single city. For non-Muslim countries, the mega mosque is a center of subversion and terrorism.”

The Rising Roster of Rutting Pigs

At Wired we see that virulent STD’s are on the rise:

Highly resistant gonorrhea — which is to say, gonorrhea that has already become resistant to sulfa drugs, penicillin, tetracycline, and fluoroquinolones such as Cipro, and that is gaining resistance to cephalosporins — is on the rise, from Japan and the USA, and now to Europe…

The EuroSurveillance article underlines why this is bad news:

Effective control of gonorrhoea relies entirely on successful antimicrobial treatment. Untreated infections can lead to severe secondary sequelae, including pelvic inflammatory disease, first trimester abortions, ectopic pregnancy and infertility, and may contribute to facilitating HIV transmission.

     Just as icing on the cake, the same journal reports that diagnoses of gonorrhea, and also syphilis, are spiking in England.