Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday roundup

The Coptic Christians of Egypt comprise the Middle East's largest community of Christians. ISIS is ruthlessly targeting them and driving them out of Sinai.

Tom Perez edged out Keith Ellison to be the new DNC chair. They get the latter's identity-politics obsession, but with an Establishment face.

A young woman in Texas gets an athletic title she doesn't deserve.  The Chicago Tribune's story about it has a glaring inaccuracy six words into the first sentence:

A 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he's taking as he transitions from female to male created an unfair advantage.
The family of Mack Beggs has said he would rather be wrestling boys, but state policy calls for students to wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificates. So the junior from Euless Trinity beat Chelsea Sanchez 12-2 in the 110-pound weight class to improve to 56-0 and earn the championship.
Speaking of people deeply confused about who they are, Rachel Dolezal's fortunes are not exactly on the uptick:

Former NAACP branch president Rachel Dolezal, who lied about being black but still identifies as black, is now jobless, living on food stamps and expects to lose her home next month.
“There’s no protected class for me,” the former NAACP branch president told The Guardian. “I’m this generic, ambiguous scapegoat for white people to call me a race traitor and take out their hostility on. And I’m a target for anger and pain about white people from the black community. It’s like I am the worst of all these worlds.”
Dolezal has applied for over 100 jobs, but has received no offers, even from a supermarket. She has, however, been offered work in porn and reality TV. While a friend helped pay her rent for February, Dolezal expects she’ll lose her home next month.

Chicago names a section of roadway after FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez-Rivera.

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