Pete's Prep: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Twitter: Certain racism is OK

Twitter's Terms of Service allows you spout racism against whites, but not against other races.

There's really no other conclusion to divine from the actions of the social media giant over the past week.

From The Federalist:

When The New York Times named Sarah Jeong to its editorial board despite a history of racist statements on Twitter (a history vaster than originally reported), non-leftists observed that similar comments directed against any group other than whites would be unacceptable in polite society. Turning Points USA communications director Candace Owens decided to prove the point, and Twitter obliged her.

Owens tweeted comments Saturday worded identically to those made by Jeong, but she substituted “Jewish people” and “Black people” for white people, and she expressly noted that the comments mimicked Jeong. Twitter promptly suspended her account, then restored it after an online backlash and an internal review.

Twitter apologized to Owens for the “error,” but that strains credulity, since Owens expressly stated the political purpose of the tweets within the tweets themselves. The incident sheds further light on Twitter’s political biases. It can also tell us something more about the left’s general disregard for the supposed “rules” it would have everyone else observe on racial matters.


To wit - this is a sitting US Senator:


Meanwhile, Facebook is trying to get our financial information put into its Messenger app.

What could go wrong?    

These North Carolina lawmakers voted to bankrupt the state

Have you heard of the "Future Now" campaign? I had not.

NC Republicans sent out a link to the effort aimed at electing progressives to state legislatures across America - and all of the candidates pledge to push for more and bigger government.

Specifically, the GOP is highlighting 50 Democrats who signed on to the idea of implementing a "Medicare for all" single-payer health care system.

Top of the list is Buncombe's own lefty Rep. John Ager:

It's an idea that will literally bankrupt the state - leaving no money for education, salaries, retirement benefits, and every other state function.

The first step in achieving universal healthcare is to enact a government-run single-payer system and NC House Democratic leadership filed H.B. 916 to accomplish that goal.

H.B. 916 would force all residents to give up their current health plan and, as written, would cost the state of North Carolina $72 BILLION, according to the nonpartisan North Carolina General Assembly Fiscal Research staff.

To put this into perspective, the current, approved North Carolina state budget for 2018 is $23.9 Billion.

If this sounds familiar, it's because the Future Now platform reflects the Democratic Socialist platform that is so hip to the Democratic Party lately.

"Snapchat dysmorphia" is now a thing

Plastic surgeons say they're getting a lot of patients coming in and asking for doctors to make them look like the filtered images they see on social media.

From The Hill:

Researchers said in a recent article that people have been asking doctors to make them look more like the heavily filtered or edited versions of themselves popularized on smartphone apps like Snapchat and Instagram.

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found in a survey that in 2017, 55 percent of surgeons reported seeing patients who sought surgery so they could look better in selfies. The number was a 13 percent increase from the previous year, according to the Post.

The Boston University researchers’ article noted that it is often “unattainable” for humans to look like their filtered selfies, and that the apps are “blurring the line of reality and fantasy.”

Another of the disturbing effects of social media and the constant connectivity of our society.

To quote Jeff Goldblum's character in Jurassic Park... "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."

But, wait! There's more!

The West Virginia legislature is looking to impeach every member of the state supreme court over a spending scandal on the court.

Good guy with a gun stops mass shooting at Florida back-to-school event.

Video of Atlanta cops pulling a man out of a burning car.

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