Cold Fury

Harshing your mellow since 9/01

Call to arms

As the Left’s desperation grows, their unhinged refusal to abide by the results of any election they don’t win becomes more frenzied; their resolve to overthrow the duly-elected President by any means at all becomes more mulish; and their calls to revolution, disorder, and violence become less subtle, more open, and more dangerous.

PARIS—From Algeria to Hong Kong, Sudan to Puerto Rico, people all over the world have been turning out in the streets this year to confront policies and regimes that previously seemed all but invulnerable. And through relentless, largely peaceful protests they’ve had amazing success.

“Largely peaceful.” Uh huh. You’ll squeal like stuck little piggies when Real Americans finally get themselves a bellyfull, and some of that same mostly-peacefulness that far too many of us have already experienced from your side gets unleashed upside your heads for a change.

There is a lesson here. Americans disgusted by Donald J. Trump, disheartened by his control over the Senate and Supreme Court, demoralized by the consistent support he enjoys from two-fifths of the population, and appalled by his incitement of gun-toting racists, might want to take note.

The examples of mass demonstrations that have taken on, and in some cases taken down, terrible leaders show there are formulas that can be applied in many places, including the mainland of the United States of America. There’s even an illustrative equation.

Why have we not seen this kind of concerted, continuous combination of mass and velocity in the United States?

Maybe the American opposition to the Trump regime really isn’t as impassioned as many rants on Twitter might suggest. Or maybe those are just onanistic ends in themselves. There’s been a lot of obvious passivity: waiting for Robert Mueller to take care of everything, or pretending that the symbolic act of impeachment will squeeze the sleaze out of office.

Certainly, by comparison with the demonstrators in other parts of the world there’s a hint of sloth and even of cowardice.

When I broached some of these ideas on Twitter (where else?) one tweep complained impotently that “we” couldn’t even get Twitter to take down the president’s account, as if that would solve anything.

More than one suggested fear of Trump supporters with guns acts as a deterrent.

Glad to hear it; that means the Second Amendment, against all odds, is still working as intended. It also suggests there might actually remain some small hope, however miniscule, of you frothing fascists coming to your senses and stepping back from the brink before it’s too late. People like you are precisely whom the Founders warned us about; the 2A was written not to protect anybody’s right to hunt but to act as a deterrent to your kind, a last line of defense should you fail to heed its warning at last.

Your fear is wise and proper. May God grant that you never lose or dismiss it—for ALL our sakes.

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Warning order

Strong message follows. STRONG.

Dear Leftards:

You irrepressible commie halfwits think you’ve got the cards. You’re the idiot talking tough with the shotgun in your hand, and you’re about to get comeuppance. In Louis L’Amour’s memorable phrase, you’re about to have your meathouse torn down. With a mere couple of nutbags (mainly your own nutbags, nota bene) doing what nutbags do, you imagine you’ve got enough pull now to leverage your way into more asinine abridgments of the Constitution.

You haven’t, you won’t, and you really, really need to knock it off.

We’re really not kidding.

You’ve had all the slices of our cake you’re ever getting.

A lot of people thought we’d be facing ramped up anti-gun legislation long before now, because Shrillary and the Clinton Family Crime Syndicate looked like a shoe-in…until she wasn’t. 

And serious people were ready, then, to open the ball you’re itching for now.

If TPTB were to decide they could set the last vestiges of the Constitution on fire, there’s more than a few that would take it upon themselves as a point of honor, not to wait cowering inside their homes, but to go out hunting OPFOR, 24/7/365. And they’d get more than one scalp apiece.

In short, minions of Leftardia and Stupidia, you have blundered into a minefield, on a pogo stick.
Stop what you’re doing, tiptoe out, and pray to whatever deity you think appropriate that you get away with your skins.

Because if you insist on pushing your revolution, you’re going to get the war of which you cannot grasp, and the results of which you cannot even conjure in your wildest fever-swamp nightmares.

And your opponents, who’ve been stacking in supplies and loading magazines, are shifting from backing away, and hoping the fight you long for doesn’t come, and instead coming to a feeling of thinking it’s about time to roll up their sleeves, and end you.

Not your party.
Not your progressive communist utopia.
You.
For all values of that word
.

Every goddamned traitorous last one of you. Followed by your spouses, your children, your pets, your semi-domesticated illegal alien hordes, your schemes, your putrescent institutions, your metastasizing socialist programs, and every festering vestige of pustulence you’ve spewed onto a country you do not understand, didn’t build, and over which you and yours will never rule.

The comments-section discussion goes in all sorts of directions one might not expect, including a fairly devious gun-grab proposal from someone claiming to be “military intelligence” (but probably isn’t) and another claiming to be a “Real Conservative” (but DEFINITELY isn’t). In response to both of those fantasy-fascist douchebags—along with every other half-assed pantywaisted gun-grabbing Stalin wannabe all the way down to the umpteenth generation of ’em—I’ll just repeat my usual offer: Come and take them.

Enough talking. It’s your move, Lefty asstards. So make it already. Let’s all see how that works out for ya.

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More “nothing to see here, folks, move along”

Nah, THIS doesn’t stink to high heaven. Not. At. ALL.

The New York City medical examiner’s office said Sunday that it had completed an autopsy of the financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein but that it needed more information before determining the cause of death.

Now, forgive my ignorance and stupidity and all; I’m by no means an expert on these matters, I freely admit that. But isn’t “more information” to determine the actual cause of a death that occurs under suspicious, unusual, or criminal circumstances sort of…uhhh, well…y’know…WHAT A FUCKING AUTOPSY IS FOR IN THE FIRST PLACE?!?

Okay, sorry, my bad. But wait, it gets even better.

Multiple people briefed on the investigation told NBC News that suicide remains the presumed cause of death and that no sign of foul play has emerged in the day and a half since Epstein, 66, was found unresponsive in his federal jail cell in lower Manhattan on Saturday.

Emphasis mine, just to help y’all conspiracy-theorizing lunatics understand all this. See, “more information is needed.” But there’s absolutely no reason—NONE NO NO SRSLY YOU GUYS—to suspect foul play. Guess they had information enough to clear that up for us, thank goodness.

No, really. Trust us. I mean, why wouldn’t all Americans have complete faith in the integrity and trustworthiness of their governmental authorities and institutions, anyway?

In December 2011, after police in Springfield, Mass., had arrested Renaldo Penate for allegedly selling heroin, the drugs from that case were tested at a state drug lab by technician Sonja Farak. The same day that she did the tests, Farak wrote in a diary that she “tried to resist using [drugs] @ work but ended up failing.”

About two weeks later, Farak subsequently acknowledged, she spent the morning smoking crack in various bathrooms of her lab building, while also testing Penate’s drugs a second time. That same day, she found that police had submitted tablets of LSD. She took it, and “the sensation of colors in the wind left her unable to function for work,” court records show. Her actions would be discovered a year later, and Farak admitted she had been stealing and using drugs from the lab since 2004.

But when Penate’s lawyers asked for any information about Farak’s drug use during the time she was working in the lab, prosecutors with the Massachusetts attorney general’s office repeatedly refused to provide it. And so Penate was convicted and spent more than 5½ years in prison. A judge who investigated in 2016 called the prosecutors’ actions “intentional, repeated, prolonged and deceptive withholding of evidence from the defendants” and wrote that one of the prosecutors had a “lack of a moral compass.”

Gee, ya think? What can one really say to all this but: sheesh.

That’s from an old behind-the-paywall WaPo article, and I have no wish to send traffic over to the “Democracy In Dumbass” people anyway, so the link is to Insty’s excerpt.

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Ask a silly question

Get an honest answer.

When did it become ­acceptable for politicians, and their media helpers, to target private citizens for their ­political opinions?

When those opinions diverged even slightly from Democrat-Socialist dogma, of course.

In the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) released the names of a few dozen San Antonio residents who had donated to President Trump’s re-election campaign. (Castro is chairman of the presidential campaign of his twin brother, Julián.)

Castro was apparently unconcerned by the prospect that these people — retirees and small-business owners — would be inevitably targeted for ­harassment. They had voted the wrong way and donated to the wrong campaign, and they needed to be punished.

He wasn’t “unconcerned.” Harrassment and, ultimately, violent assault was the whole idea from the git-go. Unapproved beliefs, you see, must not only be punished—they must be suppressed.

Liberals view the election of President Trump as a monstrous anomaly, something that should never have happened. They view all Trump supporters, be they Acela Corridor denizens or car-dealership owners in suburban Texas, as complicit in this great evil and therefore fair game.

The media is only too happy to help. Everyone remembers what The Washington Post and The New York Times did to the Covington Catholic boys. Or recall the way CNN went after an anonymous tweeter after Trump retweeted an image he had created mocking the network.

The message to anyone who dares not march in lockstep with liberalism: You don’t matter, and we will target you for ruination whenever we feel like it.

NOW you’re getting it.

Liberals, in short, have ­resolved that anything goes as they seek to thwart and undermine democracy in the name of liberalism.

Sure, liberals always say they want more political participation from the masses, but it turns out the only participation they welcome is the kind that helps them win.

Hence, too, their efforts to use underhanded juridical means to undo the outcome of elections they lose, whether that’s the “collusion” probe in America or endless bureaucratic stalling aimed at preventing Brexit.

But the attacks on private citizens is a new low.

Perhaps. But rest assured: you ain’t seen nothin‘ yet. For the Left, the end of totalitarian tyranny justifies any and all means, and they’ll inflict casualties and stack bodies just as high as they think they need to so as to accomplish our subjugation irreversibly. When it comes to gaining, securing, and expanding power and control for themselves, the Left recognizes no limits whatsoever. That is the only rule they follow, the only morality they have, and the only rationalization they need.

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They got him

Bill and Hillary a couple of weeks ago pronounced themselves “shocked and saddened by Epstein’s upcoming suicide.” Looks like the power of prognostication when it comes to their long string of highly expedient “suicides” remains strong with these ones.

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Here’s what might be the most desperately silly headline you’ll ever read.

SHOCKER: Accused Sex Trafficker Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead in His Cell

“Shocker”? Really? For whom, pray tell? Sorry, but as UNEXPECTED!™ news developments go, this one would have to rank right up there with such earth-shattering blockbuster headlines as:

CUBS LOSE!

MAN FAILS TO GET RICH FROM PYRAMID SCHEME

UNPLEASANT ODOR DETECTED NEAR SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITY

And…

ROOT CANALS QUITE UNPLEASANT, RESEARCHERS SAY

Apparently, at NYC’s Metropolitan Correctional Center the term “suicide watch” in practice translates to “we watch while you commit suicide.” But the real mistake was in putting him under “suicide watch” rather than “Arkancide watch.” Then again, with the Clinton Body Count now standing at 57 of their closest associates dying “mysteriously,” I’m not sure even that would have helped.

A commenter over at Aesop’s joint notes the gathering fog of FUD:

So far, I have heard reports that the convicted pervert was:

On suicide watch
Not on suicide watch
The MCC was normally staffed
The MCC was short handed and the required 30 minute checks didn’t happen.
The MCC cameras mysteriously malfunctioned. 

I don’t know what to think, other than this is the most widely expected, but not anticipated suicide ever.

Indeed. I saw somewhere or other, can’t remember where, that the handy Clinton Body Count reference website had its Twitter account deleted as well; just another of them there convenient “coincidences” that always seem to start rapidly piling up whenever the Clintons find themselves with a loose end that needs some urgent tying up.

Amusing as it is, though, there’s a very serious side to all this: with moves as audacious as Epstein’s ludicrous “suicide” less than a day after incriminating documents fingering The Creep specifically for his close association with Epstein and Kiddie Rape Island were released; Stroookkzzzokzzkk’s brazen defiance of his firing and the (supposed) loss of his security clearance; and the endless Mueller/impeachment/coup circus, among way too many other things, the PTB would seem to be just laughing in our faces now—daring us to do a damned thing about their flagrant criminality, openly ridiculing us for our impotence.

Next, we can look for hard evidence already secured by the FBI in the recent raid on Epstein’s home to start quietly going AWOL, with shrugged shoulders and “I ‘unno” being the only response anybody will ever get. Their confidence that the Deep State will ultimately prevail over the American people no matter what appears to be absolute. We’ll all find out soon enough if that confidence in their impunity is justified.

T’ain’t funny, McGee update! Nothing to see here, folks, let’s all just move along.

Jeffrey Epstein told prison guards and fellow inmates that he believed someone had tried to kill him in the weeks before his death, a source has revealed to DailyMail.com. 

The insider, who had seen the disgraced financier on several occasions during his incarceration at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, also claims that the normally reserved Epstein seemed to be in good spirits.

‘There was no indication that he might try to take his own life,’ the source told DailyMail.com

‘From what I saw, he was finally starting to adjust to prison. I think he was comforted by the rigidity of his new life’.  

The decision to remove Epstein, who was possibly the most high-profile inmate in the federal jail system, from suicide watch has both baffled and outraged former wardens and veterans of the federal prison system alike.

‘For them to pull him off suicide watch is shocking,’ Cameron Lindsay, a former warden, told NBC News.

‘For someone this high-profile, with these allegations and this many victims, who has had a suicide attempt in the last few weeks, you can take absolutely no chances. You leave him on suicide watch until he’s out of there.’

Well, hey, he’s “out of there” now, ain’t he? Barr’s reaction sounds good and all, but I’m way too cynical by now to find it all that reassuring.

Attorney General William Barr said Saturday that he is “appalled” by the death of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein – and said that he has spoken to the Department of Justice’s inspector general about opening a probe into the circumstances surrounding the apparent suicide.

“I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered. In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death.”

The New York City medical examiner’s office told Fox News that an autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death. But the death comes two weeks after the 66-year-old was placed on suicide watch after being found injured in his cell. Epstein was in his own cell at the time of his death and was no longer on suicide watch, according to the Associated Press.

Earlier, multiple outlets reported that Barr was “livid” at learning of Epstein’s death. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman described Epstein’s death as “disturbing.”

“To those brave young women who have already come forward and to the many others who have yet to do so, let me reiterate that we remain committed to standing for you, and our investigation of the conduct charged in the Indictment – which included a conspiracy count – remains ongoing,” he said in a statement.

Bill sees the same problem here I do:

So…the feds who were responsible for Epstein’s safety are going to be investigated by the feds.

Well, alrighty, then!
 
(I suppose it will take them a little while to find enough buried Clinton/Obama deep state feds to handle the investigation correctly).

Hold on a sec there, Bill; are you suggesting there’s any other kind? Elsewhere, Giuliani has a few questions, saving the most important and telling one for last:

What does the word suicide mean in the phrase suicide WATCH? Who was watching? Did they fall asleep? Did the camera malfunction? Was there camera surveillance? Who was he about to implicate? This is very questionable. Committing suicide on suicide watch doesnt happen.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) August 10, 2019

And it didn’t happen here, either.

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Four more years terms!

Endorsed from here, because why the hell not.

Peter Strzok, the central figure in both the FBI’s burying of Hillary Clinton’s crimes and in carrying out the “insurance policy” of his lover, Lisa Page, to use the powers of the national security establishment to take out a U.S. presidential candidate, is strolling back in to FBI Headquarters these days as though it was just another day at the office.

I am not making this up.

“Strzok is in the (HQ) building all the time,” one FBI insider revealed, according to a recent media report at True Pundit. “He is taking meetings or part of meetings.” The article goes on, “FBI sources confirm Strzok has been granted access to FBI facilities in Washington, D.C. and its headquarters building on numerous occasions since he was sacked in August 2018.”

Strzok is the man who emphatically told former FBI lawyer Lisa Page that they would “stop” Mr. Trump from winning the 2016 election. And they would do that using a fraudulently predicated counterintelligence investigation based on “evidence” planted by one of their own assets, Joseph Mifsud, a mysterious Maltese professor widely linked to Western intelligence services, on a hapless Trump campaign volunteer, George Papadopoulos.

Yet now we learn that not only is Strzok being permitted back into FBI Headquarters (perhaps as a paid contractor?), but he still holds his security clearances. “He (Strzok) is getting in with a visitor’s badge and is involved in meetings,” one FBI insider said. The same article notes, “Maybe they are all trying to get their story straight before things go public.” Moreover, it continues, “FBI sources said when Strzok is not at the Hoover building he has been holding meetings with high-level DOJ brass at a location across the street from the Bureau’s Pennsylvania Avenue base.”

One can only sit back and marvel at the churchbell-size balls on the guy. Strzzzoozzk’s obvious nonchalant confidence regarding his status and impunity doesn’t say anything good about the likelihood of Barr and Co’s investigations yielding much in the way of meaningful results, either. The entire cabal of seditious reprobates of right ought to be trembling their teeth loose at the prospect of a speedy trial, followed by a first-class hanging. That they clearly are not is disheartening, to say the very least.

Donald Trump’s presidency has revealed that our country is in the grip of an entrenched bureaucracy whose hold, I am of the increasing opinion, may take decades to break. This anecdote about Peter Strzok’s continued security clearances and access to a building that President Trump nominally controls illustrates the vicelike grasp that “Deep State” players continue to hold over our government. Presidents come and go, but the powerful, embedded apparatchiks remain, and protect their own.

This is why I say, figuratively speaking, that our country needs five terms of Donald Trump. President Trump of course is limited to two terms as president under the Twenty-Second Amendment, but if we are to break the incredible power of the Christopher Wray-types that populate the upper echelons of our government, we will need successor presidents with the same dogged mindset as President Trump to bring rogue agencies like the FBI to heel. It may take twenty years — a generation.

Gonna take a helluva lot more than that, I’m afraid. The Deep State was way longer than any 20 years a-building, and it was way more than just one guy a-building it, too. Even then, we’re assuming ridding ourselves of it can be done at all without violence, bloodshed, and national immiseration. As for “break the incredible power of the Christopher Wray-types” etc, a good start on that project would be for Trump to stop inexplicably hiring and/or promoting pernicious Deep State termites and Ogabe stay-behind saboteurs and start giving them the boot instead.

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Wait, he’s still alive?

Tired, raddled old has-been pops off for no good reason, beclowns self.


Yeah, whatever. In reality, though, we should take Lee’s squalid little rant seriously, because against all odds he’s actually quite correct: what he’s threatening is without doubt precisely what the Left has planned for us, should Americans ever make the almost certainly-fatal mistake of allowing them to seize power again.

So yeah, preach it, Tommy-rot, and thanks a pantload for the heads-up. Read it, learn it, live it, Real Americans.

Via Breitbart, who mischaracterizes Tommy-rot as Mertley Croi’s “frontman,” when he was actually just the drummer.

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On projection, lies, and the Left

Murder: it’s a Democrat thing.

We can start with the striking statistic that 68 percent of all homicides occur in just certain parts of 5 percent of America’s counties — and all, or virtually all, of these are Democrat areas.

Obviously, viewing people as objects leads to objectification; you use objects and, when the spirit moves you, maybe even abuse objects. This is why leftists such as sanctimonious Pete Buttigieg and Irish Bob (O’Rourke) will politicize tragedies such as the El Paso and Dayton shootings before the blood is even dry. To them, the victims are objects that serve a purpose, a means to an end.

Of course, projecting, leftists are also full of the hate they ascribe to others. (After all, they’re incapable of hating what they see as the sin without hating whom they see as the sinner, so they assume that others operate likewise.) This is why former CNN host Reza Aslan, an Iranian immigrant who once ate human flesh on television, recently sent a tweet in which he appeared to say all Trump-supporters should be eradicated.

If that was his meaning, he’d just be carrying on a long tradition. The “Left” has been bloody ever since it was born during the French Revolution, where Maximilien Robespierre’s crew killed thousands in the Reign of Terror. Since then, the USSR’s Stalin, China’s Mao, Cambodia’s Pol Pot, and others have added approximately 100 million corpses to the total. The formula is simple, too: Leftists+Sufficient Power=Dropped Mask and Mass Murder.

Onwards, to one of Proggy’s go-to tools.

The bodies in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton were still in the morgue when the progressive “carrion-picking crows” started politicizing the murders. But everything they said about gun control, “white nationalism,” and Trump’s culpability was based on lies and stale clichés recycled for political gain.

The argument that more gun control laws will lessen substantially such murders has been disproven with facts over and over. In the Nineties, gun homicides fell by half, even as the number of guns increased 56%. The reason has been obvious since Prohibition in the Twenties: if enough people want something, black markets and criminal gangs will exist to get it for them. We’ve spent about a trillion dollars on reducing the availability of drugs, yet any savvy teenager in America can get just about any drug in less than a day. Likewise, someone bent on mayhem can circumvent the most stringent gun control laws. Just look at the crime rate in Democrat-controlled cities like Chicago, D.C., or Baltimore. They have some of the most restrictions on guns, and some of the highest murder rates.

Yet after the El Paso massacre, Democrat primary candidate Amy Klobuchar, a “moderate” only by comparison to her hard-left rivals, wrote, “The U.S. House has passed common sense gun safety legislation. It is long past time to pass it in the Senate. The question to ask: Whose side are you on? The NRA’s or the people’s?”

With an estimated membership of somewhere between five and ten million, the NRA IS the people, or a considerable percentage of ’em anyway.

“Beto” O’Rourke decried “lax gun laws,”

What, all 20-some-odd-thousand of ’em are lax?

Bernie Sanders called for “common-sense gun safety legislation,”

What, 20-some-odd-thousand of ’em ain’t enough to do the trick?

and Kamala Harris vowed during her first 100 days as president to block the import of “assault rifles”.

Which have been banned and/or strictly regulated since 1934, actually, depending on which specific type of weapon you’re talking about.

These empty statements have become anti-gun-nut mantras designed to exploit the suffering of the victims and the ghoulish spectacle of the crimes.

Precisely—and disgustingly—so. Thornton goes on to debunk many, many more related Lefty lies before winding things up:

We know that these comments and reactions are all about the Democrat primary and  terminal Trump Derangement Syndrome. If we had a consistent principle about rhetoric causing crimes, then the Democrats would have condemned Black Lives Matter for the policemen assassinated in Dallas and Brooklyn, or Bernie Sanders for the shooting of Republican Congressmen by one of his supporters. They would have called for proscribing sermons in mosques that include verses from the Koran and Hadiths, which jihadists have told us repeatedly inspire their terrorist murder of infidels. The fact is, millions and millions of people hear hateful speech but don’t go out and massacre innocent people.

Finally, the Democrats’ habit of using mass shootings as fodder for their partisan political message is despicable. If they really cared about crimes against “people of color,” they would have long ago been talking about the violence of blacks against black people in the cities they run. It’s shocking moral idiocy that a party continually harping on “racism” ignores the fact that more blacks are murdered in one year than were killed in the whole history of racist violence from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Act.

Despicable as it most definitely is, it’s not “moral idiocy,” I’m afraid. It’s something much worse: moral depravity, calculated and cynical. Worse still: it’s a loathsome, poisonous hellbrew of dishonesty, megalomania, and shameless expediency, in brazen defiance of every human impulse towards decency and compassion.

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The spookiest damned blog post you’ll ever read

DUDE.

Early one morning, we proceeded out to the desert wastelands he was familiar with around Twentynine Palms, and when jackrabbits proved scarce there, and he got his van stuck in the sand, we returned closer to the pavement.

He got the great idea to go shooting much nearer home, up in the empty hills around the San Fernando Valley where we lived. In this case, up in the Santa Susanna Pass, between the SFV and Simi Valley, during our summer vacation from school.

You’ve seen the territory in the backgrounds of any number of westerns from the movies beginning in the 1930s to TV shows in the 1970s.

But we were there in mid-summer of 1969. June, or maybe even July.

We, pardon the phrase, “sure as shooting” were in unincorporated LA County, and not actually breaking any laws AFAIK, but even though it was unincorporated, and thus outside of city limits and LAPD territory, it wasn’t that far from L.A. city limits, and civilization, so in short order, doubtless one or more of the nearby residents must have dutifully reported someone shooting some guns off up in the canyon.

We saw the LA Sheriff’s car arrive on the road up above where we were beating the brush for jackrabbits, lizards, and such, and before he saw us. So we cheesed it, taking temporary refuge in some nearby rocky caves, because Older Brother had an inkling that no deputy was going to get his street shoes dirty chasing through the cactus and underbrush for kids shooting .22s off in the scrub and rocks thereabouts.

And while we were waiting and biding our time under cover, we were joined by some local hippie chicks who wandered by, asking what we were up to and such. They were friendly, and shared our momentary disdain of “The Man”, and it wasn’t very long in the summer sun before the local Barney Fife headed off to pursue more important wrongdoers, while we, particularly Older Brother, decided maybe it was time to call it a day as far as shooting, and head on home.

Which we did, without further incident.

So just a nothing story, until this year, while wormholing through the internet, when I came across this photo, eerily familiar, of some of the rocks we were sheltering under.

I absotively, posolutely gar-on-tee you you have NO IDEA where he’s going with this, and that’s a promise. But just wait till you read the rest and find out. It’ll make the hair on back of your neck stand up and salute, it will. All’s I can say is: wow.

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The real Robert Mueller

Go-Go Gohmert nails the repellent Deep-State sleazebag to the fucking cross.

Robert Mueller has a long and sordid history of illicitly targeting innocent people that is a stain upon the legacy of American jurisprudence. He lacks the judgment and credibility to lead the prosecution of anyone.

I do not make these statements lightly.

What I have accumulated here is absolutely shocking upon the realization that Mueller’s disreputable, twisted history speaks to the character of the man placed in a position to attempt to legalize a coup against a lawfully elected President.

Any Republican who says anything resembling, “Bob Mueller will do a good job as Special Counsel,” “Bob Mueller has a great reputation for being fair,” or anything similar; (A) wants President Trump indicted for something and removed from office regardless of his innocence; (B) is intentionally ignorant of the myriad of outrageous problems permeating Mueller’s professional history; or (C) is cultivating future Democrat votes when he or she comes before the Senate someday for a confirmation hearing.

There is simply too much clear and convincing information available to the contrary. Where other writers have set out information succinctly, I have quoted them, with proper attribution. My goal is to help you see what I have found.

That’s from the opener to a Gohmert-compiled PDF that runs to 48 pages (!), a disturbing compendium of corruption, abuse, and outright criminality that one strongly suspects is STILL not all of it. Trust me, folks: no matter how bad you might think it is…it’s worse.

Vietnam-war-hero me no Vietnam war heroes, either; Mueller is as dirty as dirty comes, he has been for a very long time now, and as far as I’m concerned whatever he may or may not have been in the long-ago and far-away buys him not one damned thing after seeing him confirm the warp of his woof in the here and now. As Vietnam war heroes go, I put Mueller in the same (Swift) boat as John Heinz-Kerry: kindred souls, brothers from different mothers, two peas in a pod, and to hell with the both of ’em. Not all of those who serve serve honorably, nor do those who did necessarily remain forever honorable after getting their mustering-out handshake and DD214.

After only a quick skimming of the PDF, I’m now more skeptical than ever of the veracity of Mr Integrity’s ass-covering “I’m old, I’m confused!” Vaudeville act during last week’s Democrat-Socialist flea circus. Good work by Gohmert; he’s committed an act of true public service by peeling the slime off this filthy toad.

(Via Clarice Feldman)

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Let’s get nuts!

Catholicism: you’re doin’ it wrong.

You follow the antics of AOC and the so-called “Squad” of hers and you wonder if the left has lost its mind. Your instincts are correct. And if it’s any comfort to the left, it is not alone. In fact, there are even loonier elements loose among the elites.

On the East Coast, the Manhattan-based leftist Jesuit magazine America regularly produces copy that assaults the teachings of the Catholic Church. (Some Jesuits are born with that DNA.) But the magazine has outdone itself now, even by its standards. It has published an article titled “The Catholic Case for Communism” by its Toronto-based correspondent Dean Dettloff, who just happens to be a member of the Communist Party of Canada.

Dettloff concedes, “Christianity and communism have obviously had a complicated relationship. That adjective ‘complicated’ will surely cause some readers to roll their eyes.” Well, he’s right. It did. Communists have murdered millions of Catholics all over the world. Millions more in China, Cuba and elsewhere continue to be persecuted. “Complicated”? Programming a remote control can be complicated. There’s a better word for this communist-Catholic dynamic. It’s called “genocide.”

This communist argued, “though some communists would undoubtedly prefer a world without Christianity, communism is not simply a program for destroying the church.” Except that is precisely what communism has tried to do all over the world since its founding, and for good reason. Catholicism is its mortal enemy.

So, do you think it can get any more intellectually incoherent than that? Let’s just mosey over to the West Coast now and see what we find there.

Oh, I just bet I can guess easily enough.

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Keeping hope alive

Jabba the Nadler just can’t let go.

Democratic New York Rep. Jerry Nadler argued Sunday that the impeachment of President Donald Trump was still a strong possibility, claiming during a segment of CNN’s “State of the Union” that the president had “violated the law six ways from Sunday.”

“I want to clear this up here. You’re investigating possible impeachment but you haven’t formally opened an impeachment inquiry. Are you trying to have it both ways here?” Tapper asked.

“No, we’re not trying to have it both ways,” Nadler responded. “We said exactly what we’re doing. We’re investigating the question of — we’re investigating the corruptions of the administration, the abuses of power, what Mueller showed, the possible violations of the emoluments clause, that might recommend articles of impeachment and it has been recommended to the committee and we’re investigating to determine whether we should report those to the house and we’re going to court to get more evidence.”

Tapper turned the question to Nadler personally, asking whether he would support impeachment.

“My personal view is that he richly deserves impeachment,” Nadler said. “He has done many impeachable — he’s violated the law six ways from Sunday. But that is not the question. The question is can we develop enough evidence to put before the American people who — we’ve broken the log jam.”

“The president and the attorney general were lying to the American people saying that the Mueller report found no obstruction or collusion and exonerated the president,” the chairman continued. “I think the hearing the other day was an inflection point because it showed quite clearly that the report did not exonerate the president.”

Ahem *cough cough* harrumph: The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities. Direct quote, you pathetic loser. But by all means, you go right ahead on with your bad self. You, and the rest of your treacherous, treasonous co-conspirators. Let’s all just see what your seditious, anti-American skullduggery gets you in the end.

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Don’t dream it’s over…even now

They’ll never stop. You know the chorus already.

Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony Wednesday has been described as “excruciatingly awkward,” “confused,” “struggling” and “a stammering, stuttering mess.”

I saw something completely different. From my perspective, after six hours of testimony, it was the 74-year-old career prosecutor and law enforcement officer who won the day. It wasn’t that close.

Tasked with overseeing the most high-profile investigation of our time, Mueller managed to complete the investigation without appearing to have a partisan agenda, with both sides embracing him at times. Even Trump said he acted “honorably”—before he turned on Mueller as “conflicted” and partisan—and touted “total exoneration” soon after Mueller concluded his work. Mueller’s down-the-middle, leak-free handling of the high-stakes investigation was an object lesson in professionalism.

And Wednesday’s performance was no different.

Mueller didn’t want to testify, for good reason. He had done his work already. As a prosecutor, he had to ensure he stayed detached from the political process, presenting his findings in a manner that did not make it appear he was choosing a side or advancing an agenda. One slip of the tongue could be used to undermine his team’s work.

In the long view, the verdict of history depends most of all on Mueller being seen as nonpartisan, measured and above the fray—an operator whose work is unimpeachable and can be relied on (now, or after Trump’s term, or years from now) as a bulletproof statement of fact. So all the little details of the case that members were trying to ferret out pale in comparison to his ability to maintain that status and be seen as a reliable agent of impartiality. During the hearing, that was clearly his goal. In doing that, he succeeded, and history can thank him for it.

The disconnect from reality here is as astounding as it is comprehensive. And sick, delusional droolcases like this oaf are the selfsame people who seek to “Amendment 25” Trump even now, mind you. One can scarcely wrap one’s mind around it, really. It’s not just stupefying, though; it’s also more than a little bit alarming, at this late date.

We can no longer indulge ANY notion of treating with these people as if they were well-intentioned, persuadable, or at all rational opponents. By now, I’m not sure if even the strongest meds available would help. I’m thinking nothing less radical than electroshock therapy stands a chance of piercing the hallucinatory cocoon of pure fantasy they’ve swaddled themselves in as a shield against, y’know, objective reality.

Nobody should be thinking this lunatic is the only one either, or even all that unusual. In truth, I doubt there’s enough available rubber-room square footage in the whole country to house ’em all. Maybe lobotomy en masse might be worth a try.

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A little more history

A look back at why we are where we are.

The West took a turn for the worse about 100 years ago. Three versions of a new political vision—fascism, communism, and progressivism—came to power at about the same time. Each one put the government at the center of national life. The political history of the 20th century in the West is largely the story of these three versions of a modern statist vision.

In 1922, Benito Mussolini, the founder of the fascist movement, was elected prime minister of Italy. In 1917, Vladimir Lenin seized power in Russia and founded the Soviet Communist state. In 1913, Woodrow Wilson won the presidency and swiftly laid the foundations of the progressive state that America is today.

As Mussolini put it: “Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” According to Mussolini, fascism meant the politicization of everything—and everything was swiftly politicized in Lenin’s “dictatorship of the proletariat,” too.

Does it seem to you that American life today is politicized to an astonishing and often ridiculous degree? Have you heard that the city of Berkeley in California has decided that the term “manhole cover” is sexist? It’s true. In Berkeley, they shall henceforth be called “maintenance hole covers.” It took the progressives about a century, changing the rules and changing the culture step by step, progressively, to make this a problem the Berkeley City Council had to solve.

But the politicization of American life is no laughing matter. Failing to adhere strictly to the Nazi party line in the Third Reich or the Communist party line in the USSR could cost you your life. In America today, failing to adhere strictly to the dictates of political correctness can cost you your livelihood, as we have seen in far too many instances already. Basic, common sense terms such as “he” and “she” have become politically radioactive, and in coercively many-gendered New York City, you can be fined for using the wrong pronoun.

As I always say, the question before us isn’t, as VDH asks in another post I’m working on, “Can’t we all just get along?” The REAL question, given that the non-negotiable precondition for “getting along” with the Left is blanket acceptance of being ruled by them, is: should we even WANT to?

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PC über alles

This one is so chock-a-block with jaw-dropping stuff I’m afraid I’m gonna have to stomp fair use half to death just to get it all in.

Snipers Defend Drag Queen Story Hour From Mom-Led Protest
A SWAT team of two snipers was stationed on the roof of a public library in Spokane, Washington June 15. Their mission, along with 30-40 police officers, was to defend Drag Queen Story Hour from 300 concerned mothers and allies protesting the event.

The snipers, decked out in camouflage, were photographed on the roof of the library monitoring the protesting mothers with binoculars.

“Was anyone else disturbed that the library had 30+ police officers and 2 snipers with rifles on the roof pointed at us to protect men in dresses from women defending their dignity and praying?” 500 Mom Strong, the organization protesting Drag Queen Story Hour, said on their Facebook page following the event.

Just in case anybody was still wondering which side the government is really on here.

There was also a counter-protest in support of the story hour that numbered in the hundreds. The counter-protesters “yelled and screamed” at 500 Mom Strong, Anna Bohach, who organized the protest against Drag Queen Story Hour, told the Daily Caller.

Bohach told the Caller a city councilman informed her the snipers were from a SWAT team. She believes the significant armed presence for the story hour could be a result of the counter-protest organization, 500 Drag Queen Strong, filing false police reports that her group made death threats against them.

Bohach says the allegations of death threats made by members of 500 Mom Strong are completely false. She told the Daily Caller that instead, women from 500 Mom Strong have “received several death threats.”

Hmmmm, who to believe, who to believe…

Scott Herndon, an ally of 500 Mom Strong, attended the Drag Queen Story Hour on June 15. In a Facebook post, he detailed his experience at the story hour.

“She casts off her clothing in front of two and three-year-olds and four-year-olds, with her hairy armpits and her huge breasts pouring out of her minimal top, and now she’s gonna read this story,” Herndon said, describing a moment in which drag queen Andrea Tate removed an outer layer of clothing during the story time.

“Her”? Hate to and all, but I’d say you’ve already conceded defeat there, buddy.

Herndon explained there were no microphones at the twenty-minute-long story hour, so “you couldn’t tell a word she was saying.”

And THAT’S what you’re gonna complain about here? Yep, definitely defeated already; we’re in the shooting-the-wounded phase now.

Prior to the story time, Tate, a female drag queen, filmed a video response to 500 Mom Strong’s planned protest in which she was visibly angry and used profanity.

When are Leftists—which the DQSH gang most assuredly are—NOT “visibly angry,” pray tell?

Justine Daily, a supporter of Drag Queen Story Hour, brought her two children, Shannon, 13, and Sean, six, to the story time. Shannon identifies as gay and Sean wore a dress to the event “after learning about those who oppose it,” Daily told the Spokesman-Review.

Bold mine, in order to emphasize my deep, deep surprise.

Her husband, Goff Daily, told the Review, “If Jesus was around today, he would be on this side.”

Yeah? Well, okay, if you say so. But it kinda makes me wonder when you and your family were last in church for Sunday services—and which “church” it might have been.

The same library is hosting another Drag Queen Story Hour June 22. Protesters on both sides intend to come out again in the hundreds. The national media will also be present, 500 Mom Strong says on their Facebook.

Bohach told the Caller that a city councilman has informed her that the FBI and US Marshalls will also be present at the story time.

Your tax dollars at work, folks. Because apparently, the FBI and US Marshalls have nothing more pressing to attend to at the moment than intimidating prayerful moms, protecting “visibly angry,” mentally-skewed degenerates, and ensuring that LOVE TRUMPS HHH8888!

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A tale of two countries

Tell me again all about who’s the party of the rich and who’s the party of the working stiff, whydon’tcha.

Providing free health care for illegal aliens at taxpayer expense may not be very popular nationwide, but is commonplace in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Boston. Gun control is a loser nationwide, but a sure thing in the big blue cities. Even proposals to take away private health plans, allow rapists and terrorists to vote from prison, and open the border pick up more support there. 

The 2020 Democrats aren’t speaking to Americans as a whole.

That’s because they hate them, and no longer care if Real Americans know it.

Instead they’re addressing wealthy donors from 6 major cities, and some of their satellite areas, whose money they need to be able to buy teams, ads and consultants to help them win in places like New Hampshire and Iowa.

New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles show up in the top 5 donor cities for most of the top 2020 candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Pete Buttigieg. Boston shows up in the top 10, not only for Bernie and Warren, but for Kamala and Buttigieg. Seattle appears in the top 10 for Bernie, Warren, and Buttigieg. Washington D.C. features in the top 10 for Bernie, Booker, Warren, Kamala, and Buttigieg. And the rest of America doesn’t really matter. 

Not if you’re a Democrat.

Beyond the regional geography, there is a political and industrial geography shaping the 2020 field with New York City and Berkeley employees funding the candidacy of a Vermont socialist and the employees of public and private universities (but either way heavily subsidized by taxpayers) across the country funding the rise of a Massachusetts socialist with an academic background. 

By contrast, Trump is the only 2020 candidate whose top 5 donor groups don’t contain a single big data firm, but do contain employees of the United States Army and the Department of Defense. He’s also the only candidate whose top donor groups contain multiple branches of the military, the Army, Navy, and Air Force (Space Force still pending), but not a single college or FAANG tech monstrosity. 

In contrast to the 2020 Dems, there isn’t a single law firm, but there are several manufacturing firms. Meanwhile not a single of the top 2020 Dems appears to have a manufacturing donor base. 

The sharp contrast between Googlers and steelworkers, between professors and soldiers, draws a truer picture of the clash of cultures between the Democrats and Republicans, lefties and righties in America. 

The 2020 election will come down to the question of whether six influential blue cities will be able to buy the election and dictate their politics to the country, whether the big tech firms and professors will be able to drown out the sailors and steelworkers, or whether the rest of the nation will be heard. 

Which is all you really need to know to explain both why they want open borders and to do away with the Electoral College. Trump having done such a bang-up job of exposing their flimsy pretense to patriotism, moderation, and sanity as a complete sham, they’ve decided to abandon Joe Sixpack and import an impoverished, illiterate, America-hating, Third World dependent class which is much more likely to return them to power instead. Poor ol’ Joe’s stubborn insistence on bitterly clinging to his guns, his religion, his freedom of speech, and his flag-waving IslamohomotransFeminaziphobia was taxing their patience with him anyway.

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Literally Hitler crashes the party

You gotta love the guy.

Trump crashes MAGA-themed wedding, prompting ‘USA’ chants
President Trump made a guest appearance at a wedding at his Bedminster, NJ, golf resort on Saturday that left the bride and groom chanting “USA! USA!”

The president, who’s spending the weekend at the resort, walked into the wedding reception for Nicole Marie and PJ Mongelli, according to video of the event.

As the crowed roared and turned their phone’s cameras on the president, he motioned for the couple to come to him.

Trump, wearing a dark suit without a tie, put his arms around the two as they took part in the “USA” chants, thrusting their arms in the air.

What a rude, offensive, obnoxious boor this slob is, eh? HE MUST BE IMPEACHED IMMEDIATELY.

Via Insty, who, referring to Rancid Rashida’s 2016 psychotic break, asks: “WHO’S HAVING MORE FUN?” Ahh, but never forget Mike’s Iron Law: when Democrat-Socialists are unhappy, it means good things are happening for Real Americans.

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NUTS!

Referring to the bughouse variety, not General McAuliffe’s famous quip.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has been in the news a lot recently. She is one of the most vocal progressive new Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and an outspoken enemy of the great state of Israel. She’s also a member of the so-called “Squad”: the four Democratic congresswomen — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley — who have made a name for themselves insulting President Trump, Israel, and the American people.

Although her earlier remarks about the holocaust made it clear that she is a radical leftwing activist, Tlaib always hid that aggressive activism behind a veneer of respectability. Now, footage has emerged of her being forcibly removed from a 2016 Donald Trump event in Detroit because she completely lost it. No, that is not an exaggeration.

Overnight, this video has gone viral on Twitter. The reason, of course, is that it proves once and for all that Tlaib truly is nothing more or less than a radical left-wing activist, fueled by hatred and anger for those who dare disagree with her.

Was there ever the slightest doubt? More importantly, is anyone still kidding themselves that there’s a meaningful distinction to be made betwixt this particular gibbering headcase and any other Democrat-Socialist?

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Tyranny comes in all sizes, shapes, and colors

And it does NOT emanate exclusively from FederalGovCo, either.

1. Happy hours are illegal
Happy hour specials can only be offered for ‘food.’ Yeah, mind blown? Me too.

2. You can get a DWI on a horse
Good, because my favorite bar has seriously scarce horse parking. Other ways to get a DWI-tractor, bicycle, electronic scooter.

There are more of these at the link, yet more on the books, and they’re rarely if ever enforced. And yeah, they’re all pretty silly at one level. But frivolous and amusing though we might find them, they also have to raise a more serious question in the mind of anyone possessed of an ounce of self-honesty, namely: in a country forever congratulating itself on how “free” it supposedly is, how the hell does legislation this intrusive and meddlesome ever get passed into law in the first place?

Now, it is definitely true that North Carolina is a very liberal state, and always has been. NC has elected but one (1) Republican governor in the last, oh, I dunno, six hundred years or so, and that was the execrable Pat McCrory—who, despite the phony blandishments he pukes up on his local radio show, is about as faux-conservative as faux-conservative professional politicians get. And yeah, no state or even local government is anything like perfect. The states particularly, in their role as the Laboratories Of Democracy, are more or less allowed to flout the Constitution’s limitations (ahem) on the federal gummint, which they do to a fairly alarming degree. I get all that, I really, really do.

But still. Y’all know I become nettlesome every year, as the 4th of July approaches, at the sudden sprouting of all the huge tents in every shopping center parking lot offering fireworks for sale, exhorting all and sundry to “Celebrate freedom!” during the one fucking week every year that selling the damned things is legally allowed. And at that, the fireworks they sell aren’t anything to get excited about: sparklers, snap-n-pops, and wet-fart little ‘crackers, that’s it. No M80s, no cherry bombs. No bottle rockets, repeaters, arrowheads, Roman candles, and such-like. Too, too dangerous, you see. Plus, there’s always the awful risk of some unreconstructed, RACIST!™ old-timer laying the Roman candle on its side in the gutter and referring to it by its primordial-joke name—”nigger chaser”—thereby corrupting the youth, spooking the horses, and causing the wimmen to faint dead away from the rude shock of it.

“Legally allowed” to celebrate Independence Day with otherwise-illegal fireworks? Bosh, I say. The mere utterance of the phrase “legally allowed” ought to automatically stoke the ire of every red-blooded American still extant—however many of those there might be left—just as a matter of principle; its very existence should be considered an affront, its now-omnipresent application a call to arms, the moral equivalent of a war-tocsin being struck. No happy hour? No rollerblading in the sun? No riding a bicycle one-handed? Horseback DUIs, all the other tyrannical tommyrot from the article, and so very much more, not just here in the Tarheel State but everywhere across the fruited plain? In (what was once) America?

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK, people?

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Bad news for Democrats=good news for Americans

No exception to the rule.

Under President Trump, America has maintained the lowest unemployment rate in nearly 50 years, there are more jobs opportunities than there are people to fill them, wages are steadily rising, and American optimism has returned. Not to mention, he is bringing jobs back to America, ensuring free and fair trade by holding countries like China accountable for predatory practices, and renewing American strength with tough negotiating tactics and the promise to put America first.

According to Democrats, America is worse off than it has ever been. While President Trump does right by the American people in his pursuit of economic prosperity, immigration reform, affordable education  and so on, Democrats continue to run further left maintaining a “world is burning” ideology. Their proposed solution? Socialism.

Pro-growth, pro-jobs, and pro-American policies don’t work for Democrats. Instead, they aim to manipulate voters under the guise of progress with proposals like “Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and free higher education without ever addressing the real cost beyond dollars and cents.

No one is going to argue that people should have access to education and health care, but when all of these institutions become government run, do you trust your government to make decisions for you?

Capitalism and the free-market system have allowed for a better life for all Americans with wage increases, better job opportunities, and record low unemployment, yet the embrace of socialism by leftist politicians and many in the media only continues to amplify.

Raising the eternal question: are they stupid, or just evil? The healing power of “and”: embrace it we must!

Accepting and implementing socialist proposals like these would welcome the heavy hand of government into every American’s life and into every American’s wallet. The reality of the proposal is that America’s energy industry would be destroyed, our economy would be depleted, and jobs would be lost.

Features. Not bugs. The nut of it:

Socialism is not a representation of progress; rather it is creeping government takeover. Socialism is not about equal opportunity and lifting Americans out of poverty, it is about the liberal elites in Washington having the power to oversee everything from our methods of transportation and energy to our education and access to health care.

By George, I think she’s got it! S’truth: Democrat-Socialists are interested in nothing but power—absolute, unchallenged, and limitless power.

As confirmed Cloward-Piven devotees, Demonrats have no choice but to root for failure, decline, and malaise. This will lead to the swamping and eventual breakdown of the US system of Constitutionally limited government, damaged and distorted as it already is, and its replacement with a socialist/Marxist one. And that, in turn, guarantees for them the ultimate goal: unrestrained, ever-increasing power, over every last American’s every least action, decision, or thought.

Some of us seem shocked or bewildered by the Democrat-Socialists’ undisguised dismay over American success and prosperity. We shouldn’t be. American catastrophe is an unavoidable prerequisite for their return to the power they so maniacally crave. The misery suffered by their constituents because of widespread unemployment, impoverishment, and despair concerns them not at all. All a skeptic has to do is pay close attention to their words and actions to remove all doubt and confirm the disgusting truth about them.

Believe it: this is what the Democrat-Socialist Party, so far removed from what it was as late as JFK’s day, has now become. This is who they are, this is what they do. Any statement they make professing to care about your, your family’s, or your community’s welfare is a self-serving lie, offered not to comfort or inform but to deceive. They hold you in contempt, on such occasions when they give you a moment’s thought at all. Their intentions towards you are not benign; at best, they wish to avoid or ignore you to whatever extent they may, insulating themselves from any contact with you except when it’s time to fly back to their “home” district and gain your support in their umpteenth re-election campaign via obsequious flattery, oleaginous charm, and false promises. After victory, they will scurry back to their natural habitat in the verminous DC swamp with utmost alacrity, relieved at not having suffered the intolerable indignity of a return to the ranks of their knavish countrymen. And the cycle begins again.

No, most professional politicians are NOT nice people, and modern Democrat-Socialists are currently the worst specimens of the misbegotten breed. They are neither kind nor good nor decent nor honorable. They are the most noisome phlegm-wads humanity can hawk up, bottom-feeding parasites crawling around underneath the filthiest, most fly-blown compost heap imaginable. Tapeworms would find comparison with them insulting. Contract murderers would disdain their society. Junkie street-whores would feel queasy at the unwelcome prospect of shaking their hand; their pimps would cross the street to elude them, not wishing to sully their reputations by even momentary association with them.

Whenever Democrat-Socialists are shrieking, weeping, or kvetching, the rest of us should be smiling. Their unhappiness is confirmation that somewhere, something has gone right.

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Historical greatness

Gerard has several great posts commemorating the Apollo 11 moon landing (link to the main page, just scroll) over at his joint—along with one on an anniversary of a rather more sordid, horrific, and disgusting sort—with links to other essays and lots of inspiring photos. This one is my personal fave:

After the 1972 conclusion of the Apollo program, a group of about 30 NASA thoughtleaders sequestered themselves for a few days on Caltech’s sunny campus. They reviewed what they had accomplished and tried to grapple with exactly how they had pulled off the challenge of the century: landing humans on the lunar surface and returning them safely to Earth on an absurd deadline.

Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, attended most of their sessions in relative silence. While known to be quiet, he was never what someone would call shrinking or invisible. His thoughtful presence carried significant weight in any meeting. Armstrong was not a typical test pilot turned astronaut. “I am, and ever will be,” he once said, “a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer.”

After everyone else had finished speaking at the Caltech gathering, Armstrong calmly rose and went to a chalkboard. He drew four bell-type curves, spaced slightly apart, and labeled them: Leadership, Threat, Economy and Talent. And he said to the room, “My thought is, when you get all these lined up, you can’t stop something really big from happening.” Indeed, the early 1960s had it all: a bold (and in some ways, desperate) president; the threat of the Soviet Union; flush federal coffers; and an unprecedented number of college-educated youngsters. When the curves aligned, Armstrong suggested that an Apollo could rise. According to Gerry Griffin, engineer, flight director and eventual director of the Johnson Space Center, everyone in the room was nodding in agreement, as if to say “Of course, that’s it.”

The analysis of rarely aligned curves can help explain why we haven’t yet sent humans back into the cosmos. But four peaks fail to fully capture the miracle: 400,000 souls uniting in peacetime on a project so ambitious as to appear ludicrous. As humanity makes ample noise about restarting these journeys to other worlds, it’s worth looking under Apollo’s hood and asking the surviving engineers how they did it. Based on scores of recent interviews, their most frequent and fervent responses follow.

All of them fascinating, I assure you. Meanwhile, Steyn ponders our sad inability to repeat the feat, much less outdo it:

When After America came out, I was booked on “Fox & Friends” to talk it over with Brian Kilmeade. Sitting next to Brian on the couch waiting to get going, I watched Steve Doocy across the studio link to an item on the space shuttle Enterprise beginning its journey to whichever museum it’s wound up at. Steve called it “historic”, and, as I remarked to Brian, pity the nation whose greatness becomes “historic” – whose spacecraft exist only in museums. There’s a passage in After America on just that theme:

In 1961, before the eyes of the world, President Kennedy had set American ingenuity a very specific challenge—and put a clock on it:

‘This nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.’

That’s it. No wiggle room. A monkey on the moon wouldn’t count, nor an unmanned drone, nor a dune buggy that can’t take off again but transmits grainy footage back to Houston as it rusts up in the crater it came to rest in. The only way to win the bet is with a real-live actual American standing on the surface of the moon planting the Stars and Stripes. Even as it happened, the White House was so cautious that William Safire wrote President Nixon a speech to be delivered in the event of disaster:

‘Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace…’

Yet America did it.

It was not a sure thing. In 1961 the Soviets had it all over the Americans in the space race: They had already reached the moon, with the unmanned flight Luna 2, and they had put a man in space, Yuri Gagarin. Gagarin and the cosmonauts were inspirational figures well beyond the Warsaw Pact. By contrast, all the US unmanned missions had been failures, and their astronauts were earthbound – or sub-orbital at best. Kennedy was cautioned against his moon speech on the grounds that he was setting America up for very public humiliation.

But he chose to go ahead.

And now? From After America:

Four decades later, Bruce Charlton, professor of Theoretical Medicine at the University of Buckingham in England, wrote that “that landing of men on the moon and bringing them back alive was the supreme achieve- ment of human capability, the most difficult problem ever solved by humans.” That’s a good way to look at it: the political class presented the boffins with a highly difficult and specific problem, and they solved it—in eight years. Charlton continued:

‘Forty years ago, we could do it—repeatedly—but since then we have not been to the moon, and I suggest the real reason we have not been to the moon since 1972 is that we cannot any longer do it. Humans have lost the capability.

‘Of course, the standard line is that humans stopped going to the moon only because we no longer wanted to go to the moon, or could not afford to, or something…But I am suggesting that all this is BS…I suspect that human capability reached its peak or plateau around 1965-75—at the time of the Apollo moon landings—and has been declining ever since.’

Can that be true? Charlton is a controversialist gadfly in British academe, but, comparing 1950 to the early twenty-first century, our time traveler from 1890 might well agree with him. And, if you think about it, isn’t it kind of hard even to imagine America pulling off a moon mission now? The countdown, the takeoff, a camera transmitting real-time footage of a young American standing in a dusty crater beyond our planet blasting out from his iPod Lady Gaga and the Black-Eyed Peas or whatever the twenty- first-century version of Sinatra and the Basie band is…It half-lingers in collective consciousness as a memory of faded grandeur, the way a nineteenth-century date farmer in Nasiriyah might be dimly aware that the Great Ziggurat of Ur used to be around here someplace.

How long will it even half-linger? Great civilizations can survive a lot of things, but not impoverishment of spirit. That’s one reason I didn’t join in the media sniggers at Donald Trump’s new Space Force – because I’d like it to be true.

Agreed on that one. But I have an idea of at least one contributing factor in our descent into paralyzed decline:

Phil Plait has mixed feelings about the moon-landing hoax.

Plait — known as “The Bad Astronomer” to his many thousands of readers on Syfy — told Space.com he is frustrated that he and others like him still have to debunk the hoax theory from time to time, 50 years after the first moon landing. Then again, Plait became famous because he’s so good at debunking in the first place. 

Back in February 2001, Fox Broadcasting ran a documentary titled “Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?” Plait coincidentally had a pile of research ready from a book he was working on, and a friend sent him an advance copy of the show so that he had time to write up a response.

I kind of wish it had never aired,” Plait said about the Fox documentary, “because it opened a huge Pandora’s box. On the other hand, it’s exposing a wound to sunlight. That thing was there anyway, festering. Let it get out to the public, and let it heal, and let it kill the infection. But yeah, it’s troubling. Just to know that if Fox hadn’t aired that, who knows what my career path would have been.”

Like the 9/11-hoax conspiracies, the old “fake moon landing” crap is so stupid it’s embarrassing to sensible people. I mean, come ON: a conspiracy involving not just a handful but tens, even hundreds of thousands of participants…not one of whom ever utters a single syllable exposing it for the rest of their lives? Occam’s Razor alone makes mincemeat of such arrant lunacy. Throw in the idea of the US government being competent enough to pull such a hoax off, then keep it concealed LITERALLY FORFUCKINGEVER, in spite of an Everest of evidence to the contrary in front of our faces every single day, and…well, buy into it if you want. I’ll just be over here quietly laughing at your dumb ass, that’s all.

Anyways, the article toodles along smoothly until this bit, which is what led me to make that “contributing factor” crack earlier:

Plait said there is a danger in talking about the moon-landing conspiracy and other clearly debunked conspiracies like it, such as vaccines causing autism or humans not being responsible for climate change.

Oh, jeez. So here we have an obviously smart fella, a scientist of some type, capable of debunking several other hoaxes and conspiracy theories…and yet he’s fallen for the most pernicious one of the modern era.

I just can’t even. If this guy is any indicator of how intelligence and competence have atrophied, soon enough we won’t even be able to tie our own shoes—much less rediscover the ability to design, build, and successfully launch rockets—and any exploration of space we do will be limited by the effort not to drool on ourselves when we look skyward at night.

Update! Aesop tells the NYT/SJW/PS crowd to suck a fat one.

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It upsets them ’cause it’s true.

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Mo’ bettah busted

Even her name is a lie.

Please read the verified evidence below — and read it alongside the three years of verified evidence published by Scott Johnson, Preya Samsundar, and myself (our work is linked here). The answers to those questions about 2009 appear to give probable cause to investigate Omar for eight instances of perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, up to eight years of state and federal tax fraud, two years of federal student loan fraud, and even bigamy.

To be clear: The facts describe perhaps the most extensive spree of illegal misconduct committed by a House member in American history.

The preceding information was given to me by multiple sources within the Minneapolis Somali community. The verifiable evidence corroborating their information follows below:

In 1995, Ilhan entered the United States as a fraudulent member of the “Omar” family.

That is not her family. The Omar family is a second, unrelated family which was being granted asylum by the United States. The Omars allowed Ilhan, her genetic sister Sahra, and her genetic father Nur Said to use false names to apply for asylum as members of the Omar family.

Ilhan’s genetic family split up at this time. The above three received asylum in the United States, while Ilhan’s three other siblings — using their real names — managed to get asylum in the United Kingdom.

Ilhan Abdullahi Omar’s name, before applying for asylum, was Ilhan Nur Said Elmi.

Enough already. She is a grifter, a fraud, an America-hating agitprop artist who conned her way here under false pretenses. She is as crooked as they come, from a family whose corruption is nothing short of staggering. As with every swindler and his marks, she harbors only contempt for the nation whose misguided largesse she takes for granted, whose generosity she abuses. She has no right to be here; Americans have no obligation to indulge her myriad pathologies, nor to endure her endless, outrageous vituperation. She has broken our laws, many times over. Her presence in Congress defiles our institutions—which, given their already-tarnished state, is saying something indeed.

She is a an ingrate, a liar, a reprobate. She contributes nothing of value to our government, our traditions, our politics, or our people; her arrogance, her grotesque sense of entitlement, render her incapable of anything other than taking without thankfulness, constantly demanding more, and considering these undeserved gifts not a blessing but her due. She is entirely despicable. Send. Her. Back.

Steinberg and his colleagues at Powerline have done a mighty work indeed with the investigation that culminates in the above-linked and -quoted piece exposing Ilhan Elmi for the vile, rancid pustule she really is, and my cap is most humbly doffed to them for their efforts.

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To ask the question is to answer it

Is there really NO American success they won’t find a way—any way, any at all—to dismiss, denigrate, defile, or generally piss over? Not even one of the greatest achievements in all human history—one unsurpassed, unequalled, or even remotely approached after 50 fucking years? But we gotta remember, for shitlibs and Enemedia (BIRM), any opportunity to both bash the US and extol the USSR simultaneously is a two-fer, a win-win, and not something to be passed up.

The New York Times published an article detailing “How the Soviets Won the Space Race for Equality” Tuesday, highlighting how socialism allowed people of “the humblest origins” to become successful.

The article, published under the “Past Tense” section, compared the “segregated United States” to the Soviet Union during the space race. While America put the first man on the moon, the Soviets sent the first man into space in 1961, before the U.S., and then sent “the first woman, the first Asian man, and the first black man into orbit – all years before the Americans would follow suit,” the article read.

“Cosmonaut diversity was key for the Soviet message to the rest of the globe: Under socialism, a person of even the humblest origins could make it all the way up,” Sophie Pinkham wrote after explaining how some of the women rose from lower or middle-class beginnings.

The NYT peddled a “NASA is sexist” theme in another recent article.

“To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias” was published as an essay by American author Mary Robinette Kowal Wednesday. It discusses how NASA “was designed by men, for men” as the United States celebrated its 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Holly Maths Geek deftly dispenses with the NYPravda’s despicable propagandizing:


Then, too, there’s this conspicuous omission:

Astonishingly, amid this endless America-bashing and gender-griping, the essay didn’t pause to mention Margaret Hamilton, the remarkable computer scientist, systems engineer and Medal of Freedom recipient who played a leading role in developing software for the Apollo project.

Hamilton received no attention, but the Times essay did mention that, yes, the Soviet Union beat the United States when it came to sending women into space.

This was par for the course for the Times. It’s become increasingly important for the American left to portray failed socialist states like the Soviet Union as feminist paradises. In 2017, Kristen Ghodsee, a professor of Russian and East European studies at the University of Pennsylvania, penned a Times op-ed arguing that even sex was better in the Soviet Union.

Wrote Ghodsee: “Some might remember that Eastern bloc women enjoyed many rights and privileges unknown in liberal democracies at the time, including major state investments in their education and training, their full incorporation into the labor force, generous maternity leave allowances, and guaranteed free child care.”

Education was free, that’s true. And when your education was completed, the state would send you to where you were needed. You had no “rights and privileges” as it extended to your free will. My mother, raised in central Russia, became a teacher and was shipped to Turkmenistan, 30 hours away from her home.

It’s a tedious habit of modern-day liberals to examine and judge and lament all American history by today’s woke standards. Trashing the American space program, which succeeded in putting men on the moon, because it doesn’t appeal to present-day virtuousness is bad enough. Comparing it unfavorably to the Soviet Union’s is morally inexcusable.

Y’know, there are days when I just can’t wait till Real Americans start shooting the bastards.

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Shitholes gotta shithole

Presented without further comment.

Hodan Nalayeh, a Somali-born Canadian journalist (who) traveled to Somalia last week to prove Somalia is “beautiful” and to challenge ‘stereotypes’ ended up being killed by Islamic terrorists.

Hodan Nalayeh returned to Somalia, the place of her birth, to document the beauty and to tell “uplifting” stories, according to WaPo.

One of Nalayeh’s Twitter followers praised her for “countering the doom narrative propagated by many about Somalia.”

On July 12, al-Shabaab terrorists stormed Asasey Hotel in Kismayo. 26 people were killed in the terrorist attack and Hodan Nalayeh, 43, and her husband were among the victims.

According to a Canadian news outlet, Nalayeh was pregnant when she was killed by al-Shabaab terrorists last week.

Jeez.

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On the fighting side of me

I’m thinking there may be a typo in the title. But either way it’s accurate.

AMERICAN-HATING AMERICANS ARE THE ULTIMATE INGRATES AND HYPOCRITES
Once again, Trump stands up for Americans who love their country.

With his usual flair for hyperbole and indifference to factual details, Donald Trump last week tweet-blasted the so-called “Squad” of female freshman Congressmen “of color” for slandering America as racist, sexist, xenophobic, Islamophobic, and numerous other empty epithets. Though Trump was careless for suggesting, “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”––since only one, Ilhan Omar, was born abroad––his sentiment is still valid, and has been shared for decades by millions of Americans angry over their homeland being demonized by immigrants and fellow citizens alike.

And there they go again: where, exactly, are you seeing Trump’s “usual…indifference to factual details” here? Because only Omar was born abroad, maybe? If so, I’d call that a quibble minor enough to be unworthy of mention; Tlaib is the daughter of immigrants from “Palestine.” AOC’s family is of Puerto Rican origin which, despite all that “51st state” bushwa, amounts to defining American downward as far as I’m concerned. Ayanna Pressley would seem to be the only one without some sort of immigrant or quasi-immigrant family history. And, given their wholly un- and anti-American ideology, agenda, and intentions, I wouldn’t call any of the four truly American. They simply aren’t, in any way that matters.

This sentiment was memorably captured by country singer Merle Haggard in his hit “Fightin’ Side of Me.” Released in December 1969, the song expressed the anger of the “Silent Majority” that had just put Richard Nixon in the White House. And the lyrics identified who Americans were angry at: the free, comfortable New Leftists, college students, bougie hippies, and liberal elite fellow-travelers who burned the American Flag, slandered our soldiers as baby-killers, and called their country “AmeriKKKa.” Haggard especially targeted the antiwar activists who insulted our troops even as they were fighting and dying, and who “love our milk and honey” but “preach about some other way of livin’.” Sound familiar?

As usual, the common sense of the masses is smarter than the received wisdom of the credentialed elite. Haggard’s line “they love our milk and honey” exposed the moral idiocy of American anti-Americanism: its hypocrisy and shameless ingratitude. So too some immigrants today, whether first or second generation, are despicable hypocrites and ingrates. Their lives in their countries of origins would have been “nasty, brutish, and short,” as Hobbes put it. But after being welcomed into our country, they now enjoy freedom, opportunity, wealth, leisure, nutrition, and health care unprecedented in human history.

The Hag’s song pretty much says everything that needs saying, but the Orwell quotes are also worthwhile:

George Orwell, a socialist and internationalist, still understood that in the face of an evil, expansionist ideology like Nazism, denigrating and undermining patriotism weakened the morale and solidarity a people need to answer that threat. In 1941 Orwell wrote:

England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In left wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution.

In the Thirties, Orwell went on, “left-wingers were chipping away at English morale, trying to spread an outlook that was sometimes squashily pacifist, sometimes violently pro-Russian, but always anti-British.”

Yet another way we’ve managed to catch up with Once-Great Britain, and should never have tried. Thornton goes on to tell the touching story of Italian-immigrant grandpa:

And those ideals, as well as freedom and economic opportunity, were (and still are) what have brought millions of immigrants to our country. Once here, most were free to honor their home country and its cultures, but there was no question that if they wanted their children to have the opportunities and political freedom of America, they had to assimilate to those principles, and abandon or relegate to civil society those customs and mores that contradicted the American way. They were expected to learn English and American history, including learning about their new country’s heroes and political principles. That was the price for full enjoyment of American freedom and opportunity. If one did not want to pay that price, one could return home, and indeed many did; between 1901 and 1920, half of Italian immigrants from that period returned to Italy.

Not my grandfather, Antonio Gigantiello. He came to America in 1906, an “illiterate peasant,” according to Ellis Island records. In America he owned a little land and a grocery store in the rural San Joaquin Valley. When his two sons spoke Italian at grammar school, they were scolded and whacked with a ruler. He made his youngest, my mom, speak only English at home so he and my grandmother could learn it, though their English was broken and accented. When my grandmother offered meek praise for Italy, my West Texas father, who left home at 15 and came to California in a boxcar, would say, “If it’s so great, go back.” (Exactly what Californians told him when he praised Texas.) In the Fifties my grandparents took the train to New York and crossed the Atlantic to visit their relatives in Italy. My grandfather cut his stay in half because he was homesick for America. When he got off the train in Fresno, he kissed the ground and thanked God.

That’s how immigration worked back in the day, before a specious “multiculturalism” and “diversity” turned assimilation into a betrayal of a superior identity and culture that immigrants had abandoned.  Now expecting loyalty to America and gratitude for its freedom and opportunities is xenophobic, nativist, and racist. Now it’s all about what America can do for me and my political tribe, rather than what we can do for America. Now some immigrants wave the flag of the dysfunctional country they escaped, and burn the flag of the free, prosperous country they voted for with their feet.

These criticisms don’t mean that the immigrant, like every American, doesn’t have the right to criticize his adopted country. But criticism without context, without realistic expectations, without acknowledgement that America’s sins are outweighed by its achievements and good deeds, without recognizing that equality of opportunity does not guarantee equal success–– without that mature realism, criticism is nothing but anti-Americanism, a spiteful ingratitude that bespeaks a lack of character, and a childish anger that one’s utopian expectations of “social justice” have not been met.

The “childish anger” is, I think, the crucial part; in every way, the Left’s ideology and agenda is simply juvenile. But we mustn’t for a moment lose sight of the fact that it isn’t just America—its Founding principles, its history, its success, its power—they hate; it’s Americans, too.

Recently, I wrote an article expounding on the theory that Barack Obama didn’t hate America, he hated Americans. Current events involving prominent (heck, all) Democrats, however, have given me a reason to doubt my hypothesis. I now believe he hates both America and Americans; and at this point, looking at the slate of Democrats who seek the presidency, as well as the constant and visceral provocations of the four female morons of the idiocracy, he is not alone.

Welcome to the party, pal; I been saying it for years.

Listen to any 1 of the 1,024 (a shout-out to Indigenous-Warren) New Woke Party candidates running for president and you would think we were all living in a dystopian hell ruled by white supremacists and corporate criminals intent on raping and pillaging their way to eternal power and wealth — and that’s before they even start talking about Donald Trump, who in their telling is the worst human being to have ever been born of woman.

However, believe it or not, this really isn’t about Trump. The New Woke would hate any president who stands between them and power. Yet, we should be grateful we have a man like Trump who will fight for us as he does every day.  He may never be “politics as usual” but he will not mince words because he doesn’t care what they say. It’s been a long time since we’ve had someone like that on our side…too long.

The New Woke Party hates America and Americans. Should Trump lose his bid for reelection in 2020 to any one of these nuts, they will surely show us just how much.

Bet on it. In fact, if you take the advice of the Coup Cucks Clowns of the #NeverTrumpTard faux Right and vote Democrat-Socialist, you’ll be betting your life on it—quite damned literally.

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