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August 16th, 2017 1 comment

I admit, I kind of lost a little faith in Trump after his first statement on Charlottesville.

It would seem I was wrong. Or at least a little premature.

REPORTER: They have called on you to defend your national security adviser H.R. McMaster against these attacks.

TRUMP: I did that before. Senator McCain? Senator McCain. You mean the one that voted against Obamacare? Who is Senator McCain? You mean senator McCain who voted against us getting good health care?

REPORTER: Senator McCain said that the alt-right is behind these attacks, and he linked that same group to those that perpetrated the attack in Charlottesville.

TRUMP: Well, I don’t know. I can’t tell you. I’m sure Senator McCain must know what he is talking about, but when you say the alt-right, define alt-right to me. You define it. Go ahead. Define it for me, come on, let’s go.

REPORTER: Senator McCain defined them as the same group.

TRUMP: Okay, what about the alt-left that came charging at [indiscernible] – excuse me – what about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?

REPORTERS YELL INDISTINCTLY

TRUMP: What about this? What about the fact that they came charging – they came charging with clubs in their hands swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do.

REPORTERS YELL INDISTINCTLY

TRUMP: As far as I’m concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day. Wait a minute, I’m not finished. I’m not finished, fake news. That was a horrible day.

REPORTERS YELL INDISTINCTLY

TRUMP: I will tell you something. I watched those very closely, much more closely than you people watched it. And you had, you had a group on one side that was bad. And you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. And nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now. You had a group – you had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit, and they were very, very violent.

REPORTER: Do you think what you call the alt left is the same as neo-Nazis?

TRUMP: Those people – all of those people, excuse me – I’ve condemned neo-Nazis. I’ve condemned many different groups, but not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch.

They most certainly weren’t. But you can be sure that all of the Antifa scum were Marxists, to the last man Jack of them.

It took the Prez a couple of days, but he finally got it dead on, and every word he said was true—Lying “Liberal” spin notwithstanding. Do note the slams against McCain and the “fake news” press gang, too. Attaboy, Mr President, and bravo.

Update! Bill has more useless blah-blah from McStain and Mittens Romneycare, two of the biggest, most hapless losers ever put forth to march off to ignominious preplanned defeat by the collaborationist GOPe swine. Pigs in a poke, the both of them, bereft of both honor and shame. McStain’s second Tweet is especially revealing of his true allegiances; he’s the perfect embodiment of the Founders’ abhorrence of the very idea of a Career Politician class. Know what I really do enjoy about this, though? The sure knowledge the whole while that neither of these dreary empty-suit connivers will ever be President—just another thing they have in common with their respected colleague, dear friend, and partner in crime, Felonia McPaintsuit.

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Right-wing Nazis denounced, left-wing Nazis blameless

August 15th, 2017 No comments

Unacceptable, Mr President.

As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. It has no place in America. And as I have said many times before, no matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We must love each other, show affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.

Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans. We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America.

Two days ago, a young American woman, Heather Heyer, was tragically killed. Her death fills us with grief, and we send her family our thoughts, our prayers, and our love. We also mourn the two Virginia state troopers who died in service to their community, their commonwealth and their country. Troopers Jay Cullen and Berke Bates Exemplified the very best in America, and our hearts go out to their families, their friends and every member of American law enforcement. These three fallen Americans embody the goodness and decency of our nation.

Nowhere was even passing mention made of the violent Antifa/BLM thugs who attacked the protesters, and who have been assaulting others with utter impunity for a long while now—not one single fucking word. They loot, they burn, they attack, they disrupt entire cities at will and without repercussion—and Trump did not see fit to name them, to call them out, to even mention them at all. As if, far from starting the whole thing, they weren’t even there at all.

And even then, the Left—responsible for more politically-motivated violence in this country than anybody other than Muslims—still complained about this blame-shifting statement, saying it still wasn’t a strong enough denunciation. That even this nauseating capitulation wasn’t weak-kneed enough to satisfy them.

Thereby guaranteeing that there will be more of it. I repeat: they don’t salute the flag; they spit on, trample, and burn it. They don’t care about being “equal under the Constitution”; they revile it, and have worked without cease for decades to render it irrelevant, with all too much success.

You appeal to a Creator whose existence they deny, faith in Whom they jeer at; they mock and heap opprobrium on those who do believe, referring to just about any religion but Islam as “ignorance” and “superstition,” a “crutch” for weak-minded fools and knuckledragging throwbacks to a darker age. Christian churches to them aren’t places of peace, refuge, thoughtful reflection, and inspiration; they’re blights on the landscape, a scourge, a roadblock to Progressivist fantasies of tyrannical control. Indeed, many of them view those churches the same way they do America itself: as a source of all the world’s problems, as a font not of holiness and enlightenment but of evil and misery.

“Unity” with such as they, “affection” for them? “Bonds of love and loyalty”? While even now they seek to overthrow the very core of our representative Republic by undoing the result of the last Presidential election by every nefarious means they can contrive?

Not a chance, Mr President. I wish things were otherwise, I truly do. I feel nothing but dread for what is surely coming; it may or may not ripen into an open conflagration as destructive as the first Civil War; indeed, I think it more likely that this fight will simmer just below the boil and consist mainly of ongoing low-intensity guerrilla warfare rather than erupting into the kind of all-consuming struggle the nation barely survived back in 1860.

But destructive it will be just the same. There will be no averting it unless and until the Left wakes up and backs off. And that, they will never do.

The irony is absolutely stunning: the Nazi ideology was in fact a product of the Left. As has been said many times, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party wasn’t called that randomly. The “Socialist” part was included for a reason, people. Just because the Left has found it expedient to deceptively attach the stain of it to the Right doesn’t mean that that brazen subterfuge has a shred of historical or ideological validity.

And fittingly enough, today’s Progressivists—most particularly the misnomered “antifa” faction—is as totalitarian and authoritarian a passel of goose-stepping fascists as any Feuhrer could ever hope for. They wish to deny the right to free speech to everyone but themselves; they wish to see individual liberty crushed under the weight of an all-powerful and all-encompassing State. Can anybody doubt for a moment that if Obama had cancelled the elections, refused to leave office, and declared himself dictator, they would have been all for it?

No, for the life of me, I cannot see what on earth the antifa dimwits and our present-day Nazis have to quarrel about. Like I said: the irony is stunning. Also a bit puke-inducing. But, well, here we all are.

Fog of war update! Vox isn’t taken in:

This Darkstream should amuse the Men of the West, who were arguing all along that the Alt-Reich were simply incapable of possessing any utility for defending America or the West. I thought they were extremists, but as it happens, they are nothing more than attention-seekers interested in “bantz” and “triggering the faggits” and “edgy” symbolism rather than actually seeking to win the cultural war.

It’s not “counter-signaling” or “punching right” to reject counterproductive morons who stubbornly refuse to learn anything from one failure after another. I stand by every single one of the 16 Points of the Alt-Right. But I have no more time or patience to spare for strategically-deficient cosplayers. Even Andrew Anglin appears to recognize this now.

“Publicly aligning ourselves to an old and extinct political movement is not forward thinking, and it isn’t fresh… NS was a Hitler personality cult, when it comes right down to it.”

The Reichtards are Fake Right. Their claim to be the One True Alt-Right is totally laughable, as they are pro-EU, pro-single payer health insurance socialists. Punching them is punching Left.

Punching Nazis always WAS punching Left. The fact that the Leftymedia is scrambling as hard as they can to conflate “alt-right” with Nazis ought to tell you all you’ll ever need to know. For myself, I’ve wondered from the start just what percentage of the defenders of the Lee statue in Charlottesville really were Nazis. But I’m sure we’ll never know now. Z-Man throws in another angle worth considering:

I can hear the objections from some readers, but here’s the question. Do you want to win or do you want to be ideologically pure? If it is the former, it means getting the Chad and Stacy types to come to our side. The middle-aged guy with a mortgage and kids is not rallying to a knucklehead waving a Nazi flag. Pleasing the handful of yesterday men costs tens of thousands of recruits. You can’t win that way. If the alt-right makes ideological purity into a suicide pact, it will be their only accomplishment.

There is always someone who will say “the media will call us Nazis anyway, so why worry about it?” This is loser talk. If the media screams “Nazi” and they only have images of clean-cut, well dressed guys being polite and smart, the people will believe you. If on the other hand the media screams “Nazi” and you’re out waving Nazi flags, the public will believe the media. That’s how it works. Blaming the media for your failure to grasp this reality is just a way to excuse your lack of discipline and self-regard.

Actually, I’ve said myself that the media will indeed call us Nazis anyway, along with a lot of other crap, and I don’t worry about it much. But that doesn’t mean I have anything but contempt for Nazis. My uncle fought against the originals in WW2, ferchrissakes, and as far as I’m concerned, the present-day version is little more than a bunch of hapless, deluded clowns. And given that they’re all the Progmedia wants to talk about, I still wonder just what percentage they were overall. I’d be willing to bet it wasn’t all that much. But hey, I could be wrong. I should note that the driver of the Deathmobile the other day certainly looks to have been one himself, so maybe I am.

All of which affects my bone-deep loathing for the antifa Progtards not one whit, of course. Far as I’m concerned, they all deserve each other, and my horror over the events in Charlottesville remains infinitesimal.

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Bitch bitch bitch

August 10th, 2017 6 comments

This marks the first time in a long while that I’ve linked to or even looked at a piece from the NeverTrump-crazed fever swamp at NRO. But what the hell, it’s a good one.

Will the horror never end? Can Newark ever catch a break? The questions are implied in a New York Times piece this week headlined with a lament from one city resident that Whole Foods, which opened its Newark branch in late winter, is “not for us.” Newark’s population is only one-fourth white, and it seems obvious that the sentiment being expressed here, as well as the use of the word “gentrification,” are what in other contexts might be called “racial dog whistles.”

The Times frets that it’s a “tense moment” and that development is happening “unevenly” in Newark, that only certain neighborhoods have benefited so far. No doubt this is correct. You might think a paper based in New York would be aware of another city where development occurred in an uneven pattern. The Upper West Side gentrified in the 1980s, Times Square in the mid 1990s, the Lower East Side in the late 1990s, Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in the 2000s. Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant are gentrifying as we speak. It takes a while to renovate a city.

Whole Foods is plainly worried that in Newark the shiitake might hit the fan. Its Newark page is an amusing plea to be welcomed into the community and a promise to prove its goodwill by handing out large checks. It emphasizes that it “will offer funding between $5,000 and $15,000 to each selected organization…in all five wards of Newark,” moving on to tell shoppers that it offers “Detroit style pizza” and hot dogs and then returning to note one more time that “We believe in the importance of giving back to our Newark community! We donate regularly to local nonprofits and schools to better serve our neighborhood and local causes.” Please don’t hate us for doing business in your city.

Whole Foods is wise to open up the checkbook of outreach given the deep suspicion that accompanies improvement in America’s less affluent cities. Let’s recap the slate of urban worries on the left. “Food deserts,” meaning a lack of availability of fresh food (or a lack of market demand for it), are bad. The opening of a gigantic store dedicated to selling healthy comestibles and produce, though, is also bad.

Such thoughts are not restricted to the fringe. Ta-Nehisi Coates, perhaps the most revered thinker on black life in America, advances them in his National Book Award winning memoir-cum-manifesto Between the World and Me. When white people started moving into his neighborhood, he felt this way: “I saw white parents pushing double-wide strollers down gentrifying Harlem boulevards in T-shirts and jogging shorts…their sons commanded entire sidewalks with their tricycles. The galaxy belonged to them, and as terror was communicated to our children, I saw mastery communicated to theirs.” Spike Lee compared the gentrification of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, where he grew up, to genocide after someone called the police to complain about his musician father playing late at night. Cornel West equated gentrification with “land-grabbing” and “power-grabbing,” and in an interview with AlterNet he denounced Harlem as “49 percent vanilla” as white people have moved in to “leave precious and poor working people dangling with very little for a place to go.” In his very next comment, he deplored the large number of abandoned buildings in places like Philadelphia as a result of “neoliberal hegemony.”

What a nightmare it must be to be a “liberal,” what with all this misery over a damned grocery store opening in the blighted hell of Newark. Of course, it must be admitted that the poverty-stricken Negro wards of the State doing most of the complaining in the NYT’s piece aren’t entirely wrong, either: they won’t be able to afford to shop there; it isn’t likely that many of them will be qualified to get jobs there, assuming any interest on their part in the first place, which assumption would probably be a stretch. And yes, it will herald the coming of a mass of white hipster douchebags, who will displace at least some of them from their squalid ghettos and force them to seek government-subsidized housing elsewhere, which they will then proceed to destroy as usual.

On the other hand, they’ll have plenty of hapless, defenseless white folks to prey on, instead of having to content themselves with robbing, stabbing, and shooting each other. Those wealthy gentrifiers will be worth robbing too, and will have access to better-quality recreational drugs, so the overall standard of living will thereby be raised.

But what’s perhaps most pathetic about the whole thing is Whole Foods’ piteous groveling as demonstrated above, trying to win not just the approval of their caterwauling, whiny customers but a measure of forbearance from the eternally resentful and potentially violent ghetto denizens as well. Necessary, of course, and they’re wise to do it; it shows they understand the bitchy mindset of their customer base all too well, and are, shall we say, “woke” to the threat a shithole like Newark breeds like a swamp does mosquitos.

I’m sympathetic to Whole Foods more than anybody here, I guess; certainly I’m sympathetic to the employees of the Newark store, who will be mugged, carjacked, and murdered after leaving work pretty routinely. But all in all, I’d have to say they all deserve each other, the NYT included.

(Via Glenn)

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Black identity

August 9th, 2017 1 comment

Ain’t none.

Blackness in America is a laundry list of grievances against whites and a list of things that blacks reject about society. It has little to say about what it means to be black, independent of whites. Much like the contours of a black hole, we can only know black identity by knowing the surrounding white identity. Wherever white culture ends, that’s where black identity begins. In America, being black means not being white.

This negative identity has been particularly toxic to black Americans, because a negative identity binds the worst with the best. The greatest exponents of black culture are those who are the most degenerate. Hip-hop culture is a perfect example. It celebrates the worst instincts of black people. Any black who points this out is pilloried for acting white. The result is a never ending race to the cultural bottom, dragging the rest of the black population down with it. Even Obama was forced to respect the gutter culture of hip-hop.

This anti-identity is why blacks demand to live near whites.

Well, sure—that, and their own neighborhoods tend to be dirty, dangerous, tumbledown shitholes that nobody really wants to live in. The larger issue, though, isn’t necessarily race per se; it’s that they long ago let the Left define them, infantilize them, establish the boundaries of their own supposed best interests, and assert its crippling caretaker role over them…and now show little interest in removing the malign Progressivist influence from their lives despite its obviously disastrous end state.

As Hawkins says below: they yoked themselves en masse to Leftard “help.” The results have been entirely predictable.

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Why you don’t put mentally disturbed people in foxholes

August 1st, 2017 3 comments

Not if you actually want to win wars, you don’t.

  • Guys would literally snap over a dear John letter. Their personal issues came out and they were instantly combat ineffective.
  • Now take someone confused about whether they are a man/woman. Take those psychological and emotional issues and put them in that environment
  • Take someone who is right off the bat not uniform or part of the same team. Give them special treatment because of their identity.
  • Take that person, put them in that stressful war environment and watch what happens. It’s a fucking ticking time bomb.
  • You have to be incredibly tough mentally, physically and emotionally. War is not a fucking video game. It tests every ounce of your being.
  • You can’t teach someone to be a fearless warrior in a fucking PowerPoint. You either have it or you don’t. You can hack it or you can’t.
  • We had guys who couldn’t. When faced with combat situations they crumbled. They had mental and emotional issues. They were a liability.
  • To be successful at war, you have to become a warrior mentally, physically, and emotionally. You can’t fake it and go through the motions.
  • In war if it comes down to kill or be killed, and you hesitate, you’re dead. It’s a simple as that. It’s not a fucking video game.

No, it certainly is not; hell, boot camp isn’t, much less actual war. The idea that every precious snowflake has some kind of natural right to be in the military is horseshit. Fallen arches can keep you out; asthma can. And mental illness can too, which is exactly what “transgenderism” is. Also horseshit: the idea that the military is some kind of social-justice-oriented cultural leveling device, or Welcome Wagon with guns. The military is for killing people, breaking things, and enforcing our national will on adversaries. Anything inhibiting its ability to do those things needs to stay well to the other side of the barbed wire, and should stick to spitting on soldiers at airports instead. That comes more naturally to them anyway.

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Ultimatum!

July 28th, 2017 2 comments

Ms Lindsey Grahamnesty, D-Transgender, throws down the gauntlet. And, perhaps inadvertently, lets slip the mask.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham today warned that there would be “holy hell to pay” if President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“This effort to basically marginalize and humiliate the attorney general is not going over well in the Senate,” Graham told reporters today. “I don’t think it’s going over well in the conservative world … If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay.”

He added, “Any effort to go after [special counsel Robert] Mueller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency, unless Mueller did something wrong.”

So, wonder which of his rock-ribbed “conservative principles” Ms Grahamnesty is upholding by siding with his Democrat Socialist partners and sustaining the RUSSIARUSSIARUSSIA! witch-hunt?

On the other hand, that take on things renders this statement sort of…um, puzzling:

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News and CNN that the Senate Judiciary Committee learned from Bill Browder, the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital, that Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier that contained false information about President Donald Trump, also worked for the Russians. He said:

“What we learned today is that the Russians were behind the organization that tried to get dirt on Trump. The dossier against Donald Trump was created by Fusion GPS and their organization and, guess what, the Russians were helping them. This man said the Russians were behind Fusion GPS.

We all know that the Russians hacked into the DNC and John Podesta’s email. And we now know that the Russian lawyer that met with Donald Trump, Jr., Manafort, and others was actually working for the Russians, too.

So they’re trying to play both sides against the middle and I hope the country wakes up to the threat Russia presents to us all.”

So: standard Mark I Mod 0 neocon saber-rattling, with a side order of NeverTrumpTard pissyness, maybe? Dunno, but for those of you who have been waiting for the whole RUSSIARUSSIARUSSIA! subterfuge to start splashing back on the Democrat Socialists, well, here ya go:

RussiaRussiaRussiaRussiaRealbitofnewsRussia
RussiaRussiaRussia…

Wait a minute, what was that?

On Monday night Imran Awan, the principal IT aide to former DNC honcho Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was arrested at Dulles Airport attempting to flee the country. “IT” means information technology, as in computers, as in hacking, as in what the Democrats insist happened to the election.

Mr Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi, has already flown the coop. In March, she pulled their three kids out of school and skipped back to Lahore, with (according to the FBI) “numerous pieces of luggage” and over $12,000 in cash.

Monday’s airport arrest follows the seizure of broken hard drives from the garage of the Awans’ former home. The hard drives had been smashed with a hammer. Whether it was the same ceremonial DNC hammer used to smash Hillary’s Blackberries has not yet been determined.

What we have here, for the benefit of American reporters who may be unfamiliar with the concept, is an actual news story – an unusual event that’s happened in recent times. It thus stands in contrast to, say, speculative fancies about whether or not money-no-object special counsel Robert Mueller is expanding his “Russia investigation” to set the many Hillary donors on his payroll into investigating Trump’s sale of some property in Florida in 2008.

What connects the “fake news” and the real news is the DNC. The Russia “story” exists because the election wasn’t hacked but the DNC was. Wikileaks released the Democrats’ embarrassing emails to the world, although, helpfully, the US media mostly declined to report on them, and, in fact, CNN’s Chris Cuomo lectured America that it’s totally illegal for you mere citizens even to glance at these leaked emails. As it happens, the world’s most inevitable presidential victor somehow managed to lose the election, and casting around for a reason the Dems decided that blaming it on a stiff tired unlikeable legacy candidate with no message and a minimal campaign schedule was too implausible. So instead they decided to blame it on Russian “hacking”.

Are the “Russia investigation” and the Awan story comparable? Well, they’re both about hacking, and both about DNC computers. One of them has actual arrests, on-camera political interference, destroyed evidence, and a proven money trail from foreign politicians. The other has no arrests, and a meeting with a minor Russian lawyer arranged by an Azerbaijani pop star’s publicist.

And just like that, the fog begins to lift a bit. Both these scandals—the fake one and the real one—are likely to wind up biting the Democrat Socialists in the ass way harder than they ever will Trump. How severely Lindsey Grahamnesty will contort himself in the course of defending his Uniparty partners in DC business-as-usual will be quite interesting to see.

As for what Trump can and cannot do about Sessions according to Her Royal Highness Grahamnesty, he most certainly CAN fire Sessions any time he wants—and should. If the useless frauds in the Vichy GOPe want to bluster and screech and threaten Trump with refusal to hold confirmation hearings, let them…and let President Trump make a recess appointment of whomever he damned well pleases, with the understanding explicitly spelled out that his or her first order of business is to be the removal of Mueller and the immediate end of his partisan fishing expedition.

Then again, there’s another possibility here:

He hasn’t begun the investigation into leaks, which is a big deal and he’s recused himself from Russia. So today Sessions announces… Well, it’s said that he’s gonna announce a new investigation into all of the illegal, felonious leaking that is taking place. Sessions may be… I’ll tell you what this means. He may be about to open investigations into Democrats. Stick with me on this. Hillary Clinton, Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz — and, believe me, is there ever fertile ground to investigate Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz and the DNC and her IT staffer, Imran Awan of Virginia.

He was caught trying to flee the country at Dulles International Airport yesterday, last night. Fertile ground. So I’m sure Sessions’ investigation may also include him, Imran Awan. The WikiLeaks leaks. Podesta. Russia. But not from the angle that the Democrats are interested in. If this is announced, if Sessions announces this — when he does — it will follow a week minimum, maybe two weeks, of all of these Democrats defending the honor of Jeff Sessions.

Praising his integrity, talking about what a raw deal he’s been getting from Trump. But the point is, go back to the campaign, fast-forward to the transition and Sessions’ nomination to be attorney general, the confirmation hearings. “What a pig! What a racist! What an absolute joke! What a danger! This guy… Beauregard? Ha! We know what that means. The guy may as well own a plantation. He probably still has secret slaves. Beauregard? Who names their kid Beauregard?” They’re out there trying to impugn Sessions.

Now they’ve been defending him and setting him up as one of most integrity filled people of all, ’cause Trump’s going after him. He announces an investigation. Because they have spent all of these news cycles praising Sessions and defending Sessions from the evil Trump, now what do they do? Well, they’ve gotta double back. “You know, forget it, he doesn’t have any integrity. He doesn’t have any honesty. He’s not a great guy. He’s doing this investigation, he’s a sop, he’s a coward. Trump starts complaining, look what he does.”

Limbaugh goes on to discuss with a caller how Sessions is quietly chugging along on immigration:

RUSH: The thing is that Sessions’ real value to Trump in terms of his agenda is he is single-handedly moving Trump’s immigration agenda forward.

The Russia thing was not an agenda item, I mean, during the campaign. This whole Russia thing, there was nobody endorsing Trump because they knew the Democrats were gonna be — I mean, the true Trump agenda, the number one reason he got elected was immigration, illegal immigration, getting a handle on it, building a wall, stopping it, what that meant for the culture, what it meant for employment, what it meant for sanctity of the United States. And Jeff Sessions is leading that agenda item and doing so marvelously well. It makes no sense to get rid of him. And you’re right, there aren’t any leaks about it; it’s just happening.

Interesting, to say the least. It may seem a mite too complicated and convoluted, I admit. But I ain’t just real confident in assuming that the President isn’t smart enough to think of it or cunning enough to pull it off, either. We’ve seen them all rubbing their hands and chortling with glee, “Oh, we’ve REALLY got him now!” only to get handed their heads in the end too many times now for that.

In any event, as I’ve said so many times here over the years: to hell with Mrs. Lindsey Grahamnesty, D-Spineless. And in case anybody was wondering: no, I don’t give a shit whether he’s actually gay, of course. It just provides such a convenient ladle for basting him in delicious, sizzling-hot contumely, that’s all. Yeah, it’s obvious; yeah, it’s too easy. But it still makes me laugh. And considering all the damage he and his pal Juanny Mav (D-MayHeBurnInHell) have done to the country over the years, it’s pretty much laugh or cry at this point.

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Drain that swamp!

July 24th, 2017 Comments off

Let’s get on with it. It won’t be easy, it won’t be quick. But it couldn’t be more vital.

Anxious Trump voters have been understandably frustrated by the lack of speed with which President Trump is able to force the MAGA agenda onto an unwilling DC political apparatus. However, if you step back and look at the scope of the challenge, the situation is entirely understandable.

Donald Trump was a 100% pure political outsider, a citizen politician. There was never any underlying organizational apparatus to support victory. There was Dan, Hope, Michael and Corey; later Paul then Kellyanne and Steve. Everything else needed to be constructed from scratch and even the party apparatus didn’t support candidate Trump.

On November 9th 2016 President-elect Trump did not wake up with a staff of 50 political career employees sitting at Trump desks with Rolodexes filled with a network of affiliate political allies, personnel and associates to call upon to create the Trump administration. Consequently President Trump needed to import the entire administrative personnel architecture to support the move to the White House.

President-elect Trump approached that challenge by hiring the Chairman of the RNC, Reince Priebus to fill out the hundreds of empty chairs. Priebus brought a staff mostly from the RNC and his own network of contacts. Many of those people were not self-described deplorables, or MAGA-minded; hence, the leaking etc.

The Heritage Foundation, and a few other late-coming allied political groups were brought on to provide some more legislative-minded bodies to help turn the Trump populist and pragmatic campaign platform into actionable policy and legislation. There simply wasn’t a decades old MAGA think tank as a resource.  Again, sub-contracting needed.

Understanding the dynamic of building out the administrative architecture leads to an understanding of the visible frustration. However, this is exactly what citizen political operations look like absent of career political operatives familiar with all historic national political efforts.

Many people might wonder what took so long. However, when we take time to understand the nature of a complete political outsider winning the office of the Presidency and all that encompasses, we begin to understand the best part of what we voted for is only possible when the architecture to support it is fully in place.

We are nearing that point.

Winter is coming for the intransigent professional political class.

We can only hope. The very idea of a “professional political class,” of such creatures as “career politicians,” was anathema to the Founders, and very rightly so. It’s the source of nearly all our current woes that it hasn’t remained so with us, and until the idea of ordinary citizens doing their term or two of public service and returning to private life becomes the norm again rather than a concept as bizarre and alien to us as…well, as three-headed aliens from Mars walking the streets among us, we will have little hope of putting things right again.

The very notion of an enormous, intrusive, all-powerful central government ruling us via a “professional political class” of supposed “experts” is surely Progressivism’s greatest triumph. But our having allowed ourselves to be trained to humble acceptance of it as simply the natural order of things would have to rank near the top of the list, too.

If he can pull it off, Trump’s most resounding and meaningful achievement will probably be to clear out the DC rat’s nest of every last Obama appointee; thoroughly and entirely fumigate the out-of-control bureaucracies and burn out the deadwood therein; remind the vermin in the executive-branch departments so clearly determined to cripple his agenda a-borning of just who it is they’re supposed to be working for; and bring the Ruling Class firmly to heel at last. I repeat: not easy, not quick. But absolutely vital.

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The identity transaction

July 3rd, 2017 2 comments

Haven’t looked in on Eric Raymond in a while. I have been remiss.

There was a very silly news story recently about “Claire”, a transsexual “girl” with a penis who complains that she is rejected by straight guys for ‘having male parts’. Er, how was “she” expecting anything different? By trying to get dates with heterosexual teenage boys using a female presentation, she was making an offer that there is about her person the sort of sexual parts said boys want to play with. Since “she” does not in fact have a vagina, this offer was fraudulent and there’s no wonder the boys rejected it.

More to the point, why is this “girl” treated as anything but a mental case? Leaving aside the entire question of how real transgenderism is as a neuropsychological phenomenon, “she” clearly suffers from a pretty serious disconnect with observable reality. In particular, those delusions about teenage boys…

I can anticipate several objections to this transactional account of identity. One is that is cruel and illiberal to reject an offer of “I claim identity X” if the person claiming feels that identity strongly enough. This is essentially the position of those journalists from The Hill.

To which I can only reply: you can feel an identity as a programmer as strongly as you want, but if you can’t either already sling code or are visibly working hard on repairing that deficiency, you simply don’t make the nut. Cruelty doesn’t enter into this; if I assent to your claim I assist your self-deceit, and if I repeat it I assist you in misleading or defrauding others.

It is pretty easy to see how this same analysis applies to “misgendering” people with the “wrong” pronouns. People who use the term “misgender” generally follow up with claims about the subject’s autonomy and feelings. Which is well enough, but such considerations do not justify being complicit in the deceit of others any more than they do with respect to “I am a programmer”.

A related objection is that I have stolen the concept of “identity” by transactionalizing it. That is, true “identity” is necessarily grounded not in public performance but private feelings – you are what you feel, and it’s somehow the responsibility of the rest of the world to keep up.

But…if I’m a delusional psychotic who feels I’m Napoleon, is it the world’s responsibility to keep up? If I, an overweight clumsy shortish white guy, feel that I’m a tall agile black guy under the skin, are you obligated to choose me to play basketball? Or, instead, are you justified in predicting that I can’t jump?

You can’t base “identity” on a person’s private self-beliefs and expect sane behavior to emerge any more than you can invite everyone to speak private languages and expect communication to happen.

The self-contradictory madness of Progressivism has reached its end-stages. There really isn’t a whole lot further for it to go, and it needs to be put out of its—and our—misery, before it can do any more damage.

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Wanna get nuts, libtards? Fine, let’s get nuts!

June 30th, 2017 Comments off

Jesse James lays the understatement of the year on us:

With the recent developments in the current plot to depose Trump, the president must now take a different tack to see the end of his term. The incestuous relationship between Robert Mueller and James Comey precludes the possibility of the former having any untainted findings or decisions. The legacy media has now morphed itself into some demented Fifth Column super-PAC that produces assassination porn and is in no small part responsible for the recent attempt on GOP Congressmen. I find it difficult to believe that they would be any sort of bulwark against purely political findings by Mueller. The tattered remains of the political norm inside the Beltway were shredded when Comey admitted to leaking faux ‘memos’ to the press in order to push for a special counsel, and a Maddow acolyte took Loretta Lynch’s words to heart and tried to kill ‘conservatives.’ The majority of the public has finally been introduced to the true nature of Washington politics, the law is what you can get away with and the truth is only what you can prove. The naive moral equivalency argument and the laughable assertion that the office or process must be respected or in any way preserved under the current climate must be shelved by the Trump administration if it is to survive.

To say the very least.

The argument among constitutionalists and the perennial ‘never-Trump’ wing of the Grand Old Cuck party is that somehow by a unilateral show of force by the executive branch the office and delicate balance of the respective branches will be upset. The argument given relies on the condition that an out of control Trump would set in motion a series of events that would be significantly worse than our current situation. I fail to see how the threat of a derailed government is worth consideration if we are already there. The entire fetid organization is  a case study on dysfunction, the political violence, Congress in rebellion, a politicized judiciary and the state coffers empty in the majority of the populated regions of the US. The prisoner’s dilemma the cucks and communists are attempting to convince the public of doesn’t hold water. Why should anyone participate in this farce if the consequences for not doing so are no worse than continuing to support a fiction only slightly less believable than Bigfoot. Trump should act as things are, he is the de facto leader of a one faction in a cold civil war. Rather than continuing to participate in the theater of the Beltway, both he and the remnant of traditional Americans would be better served if he wielded every ounce of his power against ‘the resistance.’ If the Democratic Party seeks to be the Boxcar Party™ and truly be a government in exile, then the Trump administration should treat them as the seditious clear and present danger they are.

Bingo. If they want a fight, they should by God get one—and we ought not bother a moment with worrying about whether or not we’re fighting “fair.” As with the Muslims, I want them trembling at the very idea of trying to further subjugate us. We’ve let them get away with far too much, for far too long.

Don’t know why on earth I haven’t thought to bookmark and blogroll Jesse already, but that’s all fixed now.

(Via WRSA)

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Sick of it yet?

June 26th, 2017 1 comment

I can’t make up my mind who should be more ashamed: them for doing it, or us for putting up with them doing it. I’m pretty sure I DO know who’s more likely to change their, umm, approach, though.

A total of 30 Republican members of Congress have either been attacked or revealed that they were the victim of a death threat since the beginning of May.

May 8: Wendi Wright, 35, was arrested after stalking Rep. David Kustoff (Tenn.) and trying to run him off the road. After pulling over, Wright “began to scream and strike the windows on Kustoff’s car and even reached inside the vehicle.”

May 9: Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett needed heavy security at a town hall after receiving a series of death threats in May that police “deemed to be credible and real.”

“This is how we’re going to kill your wife,” one message said. Others detailed how they would kill his children, and even his dog.

May 12: A town hall participant accosted North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer, shoving fake dollar bills into his suit jacket. A Kramer supporter grabbed the same man by the neck. Both men were ejected by law enforcement, but neither were charged.

May 12: A Tucson, Ariz. school district employee was arrested by the FBI for sending several death threats to Arizona Rep. Martha McSally. The man threatened to shoot McSally and told her to “be careful” because her days “were numbered.”

May 21: Florida Rep. Ted Yoho described his office getting vandalized by protesters. One female constituent left a voicemail on an office answering machine, promising, “Next time I see you, I’m going to beat your f**king ass.”

June 14: Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.), and Reps. Steve Scalise (La.), Kevin Brady (Texas), Jack Bergman (Mich.), Mike Bishop (Mich.), Mike Conaway (Texas), Roger Williams (Texas), John Moolenaar (Mich.), Gary Palmer (Ala.), Chuck Fleischmann (Tenn.), Ron DeSantis (Fla.), Barry Loudermilk (Ga.), Mark Walker (N.C.), Steve Pearce (N.M.), Brad Wenstrup (Ohio), Rodney Davis (Ill.), Jeff Duncan (S.C.), Trent Kelly (Miss.), Mo Brooks (Ala.), and Joe Barton (Texas) were attacked by a gunman during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

Scalise, the House majority whip, was shot in the hip, and remains in the hospital. Four others were injured, including a staffer for Williams and two Capitol Police officers assigned to Scalise.

The same day, New York Rep. Claudia Tenney received an email reading, “One down, 216 to go.”

The list goes on from there—and this is just since May. Remember, too, that these are just the Congressmen who have been attacked by violent liberal-fascist goons. Throw in the who-even-knows-how-many ordinary folks out there who have been assaulted by these despicable creeps, and all of a sudden it begins to look as if Civil War v2.0 has already gotten under way—with only one side doing all the fighting.

So far.

Remember, too, that all of this—every last bit of it—is down to Democrat Socialists refusing to accept the results of the last election, their ongoing attempt to overthrow a legitimately-elected President, and the bloodthirsty rhetoric they’ve been so free and easy with in support of their coup attempt.

One way or another, by hook or by crook, they mean to rule us. They don’t give even the most infinitesimal damn about the good of the nation or the people in it. They care only about power: exercising it, maintaining it, expanding it. And even now, their hateful incitement to violence continues without the slightest pause or diminution.

They will not stop. They will NEVER stop. They will have to BE stopped.

Well, so be it. Let them reap the whirlwind for all me. When their vicious filth finally does splash back on them at last, my sympathy and concern over the injury and horror inflicted on the individuals involved won’t be detectable with an electron microscope.

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Gimme gimme gimme

May 26th, 2017 2 comments

No government program, once established, can ever be ended. No spending, no matter how wasteful or ineffective, can ever be cut.

Since welfare reform was enacted in 1996, annual spending on the nation’s anti-poverty programs has more than doubled. For the more than $1 trillion spent overall in 2016, we could have mailed a $20,000 check to every household with below-average income. Yet the Left’s appetite for more spending remains insatiable. A widespread belief holds that, since the Clinton-era reforms, the welfare state “ceased its expansion and began to retreat”; that a safety net “torn to shreds” is “thin and getting thinner.” Proposals in the new Trump administration budget to check the extraordinary and unsustainable growth of welfare spending are “Robin-Hood-in-reverse policies in an unprecedented scale,” the common theme of which is “really hurting the poor.”

…despite the claims from critics that Trump is waging class warfare on the poor, this budget, if fully implemented over two terms, would leave social safety-net spending by 2024 higher than under any president not named Obama.

How, then, are critics defining an acceptable level of anti-poverty spending versus one that is “cruel and short-sighted,” to quote House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi? The only guiding principle appears to be “More.”

Well, duh. How else are you gonna get more people dependent on government for their survival, and keep them voting Democrat Socialist?

The truly ironic thing is, despite Democrat Socialist handwringing and hysteria, absolutely nobody is really talking about eliminating the social safety net; just about everybody needs a little help sometimes, and sometimes the government is the only realistic option for that, although generally speaking private charities usually are more efficient and humane. But if you think the goal of Pelosi and her foul ilk is actually to help anybody, you’re dreaming. Their motivation is the same as it always is, each and every single time: power, and control.

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Damn the torpedoes

May 21st, 2017 2 comments

I know I’ve been quoting Rush maybe more than I should lately, but he’s been nailing it.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Rush, two things. First of all, when President Trump addressed the nation through the State of the Union, his favorability ratings went up. I don’t understand why he does not do like Reagan did or Obama and address the nation on a monthly basis.

RUSH: Uhhh, A, I don’t think Reagan did. Obama went longer without press conferences than most presidents. Obama didn’t need to address the American people; the surrogates of his administration were the media, and they were getting the word out. Reagan… In fact, in Reagan’s second term, he practically was invisible after the Iran-Contra thing happened. Now, Trump is addressing the American people. This is why I wanted to accept your call, because Trump is, every day, addressing the American people via Twitter.

CALLER: Yeah, but don’t you think it’d be more effective if he sat down calmly and humbly mentioned the things that he accomplished and then calmly addressed the lies that are being spewed out there? I think Trump supporters like myself would love to see that, ’cause we’re frustrated. I know he does the Twitter, but if he addresses the nation, he’s very impressive when he does that.

Wrong, wrong, wrong. He IS addressing the nation—via Twitter, as Rush mentioned, which disallows Government Media from spinning, lying, selectively editing, and basically standing everything he says on its head to mean the opposite of what he actually did say.

We’ve heard it from the very beginning, but think, if you will, about just who it is that’s continually bitching about Trump being on Twitter: Democrat Socialists and—perhaps to an even greater degree—Trump’s Republicrat opposition. The only people who are upset by Trump’s Tweeting are people who don’t like him, who opposed him from the start, and are working even now to thwart and hogtie him. Going hat in hand to Old Media, seeking their indulgence to use a megaphone they control, over airwaves fewer and fewer of us even bother with anyway—well, where the hell is the upside to that?

It would amount to assisting the resurrection of a slowly expiring near-corpse—one which is gasping and shuddering for its last desperate breath but was virulently and unalterably hostile in life, and is only going to resume attacking you once you get him back on his feet again. I don’t know, but I would have to guess Rush’s caller is an older guy, one still wedded to old modes of thinking and not remotely tech-savvy, who still perceives Old Media as the gatekeepers of all information.

Happily, they aren’t. Not anymore they ain’t. They are damned near irrelevant now, and if allowed (or forced) to keep treading in the same worn-out track will soon be entirely so; the election itself demonstrated that clearly enough. Trump has found a way around them, to their outrage and horror. There is no benefit I can see to his pretending they still matter. The only way they can cause much damage now is if they’re allowed to.

Stick to dancing with who brung ya, Mr President. That would NOT be ABCBNBPBS, MSNBC, CNN, or any of the rest of the dinosaur establishment propagandists. Let them go on spluttering and gagging and shrieking in outrage. Let them choke on their sad-sack, also-ran status. And let them finally shuffle on off to oblivion at long, long last—unmourned, unlamented, and unnoticed.

But here’s the meat of it, the bit I really wanted to get to:

I think now, folks, there is a golden opportunity. I don’t know how big an opportunity, but it’s an opportunity. It’s an opening. Since they’ve announced this stupid special counsel investigation, just head full speed down the road of the domestic agenda. Let’s get going on repealing Obamacare. And use the force of Trump’s personality and his victory to get Republicans in Congress signed up and doing this. Ditto on tax reform. The one thing — the one thing that’s gonna provide Trump some insurance here is actually making America great again, is actually improving the circumstances.

It’s gonna be hard, because the Republicans don’t want to do it!

The Republicans are scared to death of this counsel. “Oh, no!” They’re afraid they’re gonna go down with the boat, afraid they’re gonna go down with the ship. But it’s time for Trump to marshal every bit of these special powers he has — as a negotiator, as a leader — and if he’s gonna make a speech about anything, it ought to be about this, about how he is dedicated, rededicated, whatever, to the agenda on which he ran. And that we have gotta continue working as hard as we can doing everything we can to move forward on repealing Obamacare, on dealing with illegal immigration and make the circumstances even better, moving on to tax reform.

And make speeches about that. Address the nation with what. You know, don’t tell the nation that he’s a victim and to feel sorry for him because of all this. Instead, cast it as people trying to stop him from completing his agenda for the American people. Make it known that what’s going on here stands in the way of the betterment of life for the American people. Let it be known here that this is as much about denying the American people improved economic standards, standards of living and the Trump agenda as he can. That’s the way to get the people behind him.

It’s much better than trying to rally them to his cause via sympathy and how unfortunate, how unfair it is he’s being investigated. He is still president of the United States. He is going to be president of the United States for the longest time. Send a signal every day he’s not cowering in fear. Send a signal every day he’s not gonna resign; it’s not in his vocabulary. Send a signal every day he hasn’t done diddly-squat and this is typical, that he expected this. This is the last dying gasp of the establishment trying to destroy everything he stands for and you, the American people.

And get moving as fast as he can on continuing to implement his agenda. Turn the tables on these people and make them feel depressed! The best way to do that is for Trump to double town on the agenda and get going on it and to make it look like all of this is having no effect on him whatsoever. Now, they’re not gonna go away. They’re never gonna go away. They’re never gonna stop trying to get rid of Trump. He may as well take advantage of his position and use the extraordinary powers he has as an influencer, as a negotiator, to keep the country moving in the positive direction that it is moving since he became president.

THIS; precisely this. You were sent to drain a swamp, Donald. The alligators don’t wish to see the swamp drained; the muck is their milieu, and they’re going to wallow in it until the last one is dragged out by his slimy tail. Nobody should be too surprised by that. And it ain’t just Democrat Socialist alligators, either. One of Rush’s other callers put it best:

CALLER: Oh, yeah. Well, the thing about it is, you have to understand now we’re looking at it as it’s not Trump against, you know, the Democrats. It’s the people and Trump against the swamp.

Absolutely, precisely, incontrovertibly so. What we’re looking at here is a last chance at possibly averting a civil war. It may well come anyway, who knows. But if Trump falters or fails or capitulates, it certainly will, and probably sooner rather than later too.

Update! Dang it, forgot to include the title when I first posted this. Fixed.

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Comey chaos

May 12th, 2017 7 comments

If this keeps up, I’m going to need to dig out the ol’ thesaurus to find an alternative to the word “dementia,” because we’re all going to be sick of that one.

Comey’s not going to charge Hillary? What a stand-up guy! The very model of a dedicated public servant!

Comey’s re-opened the Hillary investigation? What a partisan hack! He’s just thrown the election to Trump! This is literally a police state!

Comey’s investigating Trump’s ties to Russia? Thank God! This career civil servant is all that stands between us and that fascist dictator!

Comey’s fingering Huma Abedin for forwarding emails to Carlos Danger? God, this Trump stooge won’t let up, will he?

Trump’s fired Comey? How dare he? This is a crisis for the integrity of our institutions…

As it turns out, he misspoke somewhat on the matter of Huma Abedin sending classified emails to her spambot penis of a hubby to print out during breaks from sexting middle-schoolers. Which is how we arrive at the brain-exploding scenario of Trump firing Comey for being unfair to Hillary. Boy, that Putin is always nine chess moves ahead, isn’t he?

He IS good, isn’t he? I mean, he must be: he has Trump in his back pocket, our national elections under his complete control, and driven the America-hating Left into paroxysms of patriotic fervor for the first time since…well, ever. That’s a record of accomplishment anybody might envy.

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Viva la difference

May 6th, 2017 Comments off

The difference between anticipated—or dreaded—civil war, and the real deal.

Been a powerful lotta yappin’ and prognosticatin’ on the intarwebz about the imagined (imaginary) Civil War we’re in. Probably be a sight more.

So, as a public service for all the Clever Clydes out there who want to be doing play-by-play on the apocalypse, here is a handy recognition guide for recognizing a civil war, versus a tantrum.

Nota bene that this handy field guide is not by any means a complete comparison, just a handy reference card.

In a tantrum, there is a copious quantity of whining, bitching, self-pissing, moaning, and being “triggered”.

In an actual civil war, being “triggered” takes on a much more literal meaning.
 
Anything solved by a crack on the ass or a punch in the nose is a tantrum.

A civil war invariably involves a body count. Usually, a prodigious one.
 
Also note that if a tantrum becomes a widespread delusion, it can lead to a civil war.

And, for my money, those widespread delusions are what we really have to worry about.

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WINNING!

April 18th, 2017 1 comment

Sick of it yet?

Immigration authorities have deported fewer people under President Donald Trump, but enforcement has spiked, according to data obtained by LifeZette from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

These seemingly contradictory trends are both likely true because of declining border crossings, according to an analysis of ICE statistics. The statistics show the United States has removed 54,471 illegal immigrants in January, February and March, a slight decrease from the 55,403 who were returned to their country of origin during the first three months of last year.

That decrease is due entirely to an 18.5 percent decrease in deportations to Mexico. Among illegal immigrants from the rest of the world, deportations have increased 30 percent, to 25,585. ICE officials said the deportations figures include people caught by Customs and Border Protection officers and handed over to ICE. Border crossings from Mexico have declined dramatically since Trump took office.

In another sign that interior immigration enforcement has been stepped up as Trump promised, ICE reported that it arrested 21,362 people from Jan. 20 — when the president took the oath of office — to March 13. That is a 32.7 percent increase over the same period in 2016.

This part is fundamental:

Only 53.2 percent of illegal immigrants who have been deported so far this year have criminal records compared with 60.2 percent sent home during the first three months of 2016. Among ICE arrests, the number of people without criminal records more than doubled, from 2,278 to 5,441. Non-criminals made up a quarter of all ICE arrests, up from 14 percent in 2016.

If they’re here illegally, they are already fucking criminals. By definition—no ifs, ands, or buts. So how is it, pray tell, that only a non-professional-politician, alien to the DC swamp and incomprehensible to its inhabitants, can be the only one among our national so-called “leadership” who gets this? Or is willing to act as if it matters?

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You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists

April 14th, 2017 1 comment

Not “colleagues.” Not the Loyal Opposition. The enemy, of everything America That Was was supposed to be all about. And I do mean everything.

This is Cloward-Piven institutional sabotage on a whole other scale. The goal is to collapse our entire system of government. And the Democrats have climbed on board with it using President Trump as a pretext. But regardless of which Republican had won, the end result would have been the same.

The left makes its opposition to the Constitution, the election process and the rule of law into a crisis. And then it uses that crisis to demand a new system. It has pursued this approach successfully in local areas and in narrower causes. This is not the first time that it has embarked on such a project on the national level. But this is the first time that it has the full support of a major national political party.

And that is the true crisis that we face.

The left’s endgame is a totalitarian state. Its “moderates” pursue one by peaceful means only so long as they are allowed to hijack the system. When an election fails to go their way, the radicals brandish it as proof that the system has failed and that violent revolution is the only answer.

But what was once the obscure behavior of a deranged political fringe has become the mainstream politics of the Democrats. The Resistance theme shows that the radicals have won. The Democrats haven’t just fallen to the left. They have fallen to the radical left which believes in overthrowing our system of government through conflict and confrontation rather than covertly engineering change.

The Democrats have become a terrorist party.

It ain’t just a bizarre coincidence that they’ve made common cause with jihadis who would happily chop off their heads for their libertinism and amorality, you know. It’s an alliance of convenience, one of the ugliest and sleaziest imaginable. Nice thing is, just as happened with the Soviets, should their revolution actually happen, they’ll be the first to be put against a wall and shot. This comment is worth a mention too:

It’s not that the Left refuses to recognize any other authority; The Left doesn’t believe there is any other authority.

When the Left controls the Senate its bills are imperative and represent the will of the nation. When any other group controls the Senate its bills are meaningless and to be vetoed by the President. When the Left controls the Presidency he has a mandate from the People and his every post-it and letter carries the weight of law. When any other group controls the Presidency his orders are illegitimate and he is to be impeached as soon as possible. When the Left controls the Supreme Court its findings are the word of God and the end of any discussion. When any other group controls the Supreme Court…….?

And when the Republicans control any of the above, they get real busy real quick bleating about the importance of “compromise” and “bipartisanship.” Strange, innit? Why, one would almost think they were in cahoots or something.

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(Un)Civil (not quite) War

April 10th, 2017 2 comments

Or not yet, anyway.

This civil war is very different than the last one. There are no cannons or cavalry charges. The left doesn’t want to secede. It wants to rule. Political conflicts become civil wars when one side refuses to accept the existing authority. The left has rejected all forms of authority that it doesn’t control.

The left has rejected the outcome of the last two presidential elections won by Republicans. It has rejected the judicial authority of the Supreme Court when it decisions don’t accord with its agenda. It rejects the legislative authority of Congress when it is not dominated by the left.

It rejected the Constitution so long ago that it hardly bears mentioning.

It was for total unilateral executive authority under Obama. And now it’s for states unilaterally deciding what laws they will follow. (As long as that involves defying immigration laws under Trump, not following them under Obama.) It was for the sacrosanct authority of the Senate when it held the majority. Then it decried the Senate as an outmoded institution when the Republicans took it over.

It was for Obama defying the orders of Federal judges, no matter how well grounded in existing law, and it is for Federal judges overriding any order by Trump on any grounds whatsoever. It was for Obama penalizing whistleblowers, but now undermining the government from within has become “patriotic”.

There is no form of legal authority that the left accepts as a permanent institution. It only utilizes forms of authority selectively when it controls them. But when government officials refuse the orders of the duly elected government because their allegiance is to an ideology whose agenda is in conflict with the President and Congress, that’s not activism, protest, politics or civil disobedience; it’s treason.

Well, in fairness (of a sort), if anybody knows treason, it would be these guys.

Some civil wars happen when a political conflict can’t be resolved at the political level. The really bad ones happen when an irresolvable political conflict combines with an irresolvable cultural conflict.

That is what we have now.

The left has made it clear that it will not accept the lawful authority of our system of government. It will not accept the outcome of elections. It will not accept these things because they are at odds with its ideology and because they represent the will of large portions of the country whom they despise.

The question is what comes next.

Ain’t it. Ain’t it just. As Daniel says, this country was founded on the assumption that certain core principles—limited government; the paramount importance of individual liberty to pursue one’s own ambitions without interference; the idea of rights granted not by government but by God, existing outside government and properly beyond its reach, unalienable and sacrosanct; the right, in sum, to be left alone—were shared among all of us.

That is no longer the case; the assumption no longer holds. The Left has not only abandoned those principles; it abhors them, is hostile to them. It has to be; its lust for absolute power cannot otherwise be sated. The thought of even one of us being out of their clutches, free of their malign influence and authority, is anathema to them.

And also as Daniel says, the question really is what comes next. There is liberty, or there is…not. The two positions are irreconcilable; as I’ve said before here, if you really believe compromise with them is possible, then which of your Constitutionally-enumerated freedoms are you willing to surrender to them? Tyranny cannot coexist with freedom; it’s one or the other.

So either we find some way to persuade them of the dire, hideous consequences of their decision to disregard our right to self-determination, of the folly of trying to further enslave us, or we accept our servitude and surrender to them once and for all. Bottom line? This:

The left is a treasonous movement. The Democrats became a treasonous organization when they fell under the sway of a movement that rejects our system of government, its laws and its elections. Now their treason is coming to a head. They are engaged in a struggle for power against the government. That’s not protest. It’s not activism. The old treason of the sixties has come of age. A civil war has begun.

This is a primal conflict between a totalitarian system and a democratic system. Its outcome will determine whether we will be a free nation or a nation of slaves.

Bingo. We must all hope that they wake up eventually, before it’s too late to avoid a cataclysm that I expect will be far, far worse than the last one. But we shouldn’t delude ourselves about exactly what they are, either. Ultimately, we’re going to find out what our liberty is truly worth to us. Its value, as always, is not calculated in the coin of the realm, or in gold; it’s calculated in blood.

We’re poised on the brink; it’s not too late to step back, I believe. But it’s them who will have to do the stepping; we’ve stepped back ourselves so far that our backs are now against the wall, and there’s no place left for us to go but right directly at them. It’s a horrible prospect for sure. But what they have in mind for us is far worse.

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“If it takes a bloodbath, let’s get it over with”

February 20th, 2017 Comments off

Another great Reagan quote that has stood the test of time.

Without the riots and bombings of the ‘60s and ‘70s, there might have been no Nixonian New Majority and no Reagan Revolution.

Today, with the raucous protests against President Trump and his travel ban, the disruption of Congressional town meetings, the blocking of streets every time a cop is involved in a shooting with a black suspect, and the rising vitriol in our politics, it is beginning to look like the 1960s again.

There are differences. In bombings, killings, beatings, arrests, arson, injuries and destruction of property, we are nowhere near 1968.

Still, the intolerant left seems to have melded more broadly and tightly with the Democratic Party of today than half a century ago.

Where Barry Goldwater joked about sawing off the East Coast and “letting it drift out into the Atlantic,” Californians today talk of secession. And much of Middle America would be happy to see them gone.

Liberty and Progressivism are fundamentally incompatible. There is no compromise possible between the two; there is only victory, or defeat. As long as they seek to dominate our lives through an all-powerful, Constitutionally-illegitimate government, peaceful coexistence will remain a fantasy, and a fool’s errand.

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They lie

February 19th, 2017 2 comments

Who they are. What they do.

Early arguments for smoking bans at least paid lip service to the idea that restrictions were necessary to protect unwilling bystanders’ health. But as bans have grown ever more intrusive even as the case for expanding them has withered, that justification has been revealed as a polite fiction by which nonsmokers shunted smokers to the fringes of society. It was never just about saving lives.

Of course it wasn’t. It was about what it’s always about with the Nanny Statists: power, and control.

There were good reasons from the beginning to doubt that smoking bans could really deliver the promised results, but anti-smoking advocacy groups eagerly embraced alarmism to shape public perception.

Of course they did. Lies and propaganda, in the service of…power. And control.

Today’s tobacco control movement is guided by ideology as much as it is by science, prone to hyping politically convenient studies regardless of their merit and ostracizing detractors.

Of course it is. When has it ever not been, with smoking and many other issues, going back to the original Progressivist project (besides eugenics): Prohibition? The key word in the above sentence: control. THAT is their ideology. Always has been. Always will be.

This has important implications for journalism. As health journalists take on topics such as outdoor smoking bans, discrimination against smokers in employment or adoption, and the ever-evolving regulation of e-cigarettes, they should consider that however well-intentioned the aims of the tobacco control movement are, its willingness to sacrifice the means of good science to the end of restricting behavior calls for skeptical scrutiny.

It calls for a good bit more than just that, up to and including stomping their meddlesome, busybody asses flat should they refuse to mind their own business and leave ostensibly free people alone.

While science can inform, though not fully determine, the boundaries of where people are allowed to smoke, the debunking of the previous decade’s heart miracles should provide some grounds for humility.

Humility? From Progressivist would-be dictators? That’ll be the day.

It may be neither feasible nor desirable to set back the clock and permit smoking everywhere, but laws in a liberal society can accommodate the rights and preferences of smokers and business owners far better than they do now.

So relax those outdoor bans. Let people vape. Allow there to be at least some venues in which consenting adults can gather to light up indoors. Respect for self-ownership demands it. After years of closing doors on smokers, it is time to open a few back up.

You said a mouthful there, bub. I have to admit, though, that this is a far more reasonable article than I would have ever expected to see in Slate. Hats off to ’em for it.

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An idea whose time is….

February 16th, 2017 1 comment

Coming soon.

Mind you, these insulated and boundlessly arrogant coastal creeps are so out of touch that they expected to be able to shit on the Silent Majority from here to eternity without the Silent Majority ever barking back at the ballot box. And they remain so encased in their opaque Rainbow Bubble that they appear to think that sooner or later, people won’t start punching back.

At this point, the psychotic hyperbole of the Antifa turds is so familiar as to be depressingly mainstream—SMASH the Nazis! CRUSH their skulls into the pavement! The only good fascist is a DEAD fascist!

Believe this—if they were truly under the impression that the “Nazis” were such a looming threat, they wouldn’t be acting nearly this bold. They act without fear, mainly because it’s been generations since anyone gave them a good reason to be afraid.

Enter the new Right Wing Death Squads, which don’t truly exist as anything more than an idea at this point. They are not organized and well-funded like Antifa are, and to my knowledge they are not responsible for any rioting nor even a single sucker punch…yet.

At the moment, it is not an organized movement so much as it is the sort of threat that a longsuffering parent may give to its misbehaving child—“If you keep it up, I’m going to really give you something to cry about.”

What could be more appropriate, for a bunch of misbehaving children?

Follows, a brief history of actual death squads, a good few of which it shouldn’t surprise you to learn were oriented Leftwards. Bottom line? This:

If the left keeps kicking the hornet’s nest, they shouldn’t cry if they wind up getting stung. Oh, they’ll cry—it’s what they do—but they shouldn’t.

For eight years—with all the flash mobs and Occupy protests and wide-scale looting and arson whenever a black criminal who fought with a cop wound up getting shot—the left threw Victory Riots. Now they seem hell-bent on at least four years of Defeat Riots.

But somehow I doubt they’d be nearly so brazen if they feared that down every street across America, their violent shenanigans might be met by self-styled Right Wing Death Squads who are willing to fight back. Ronald Reagan was clearly not yet senile back when he insisted that the only way to achieve peace is through strength.

Yep. As I keep saying: careful what you wish for, Leftards, lest you get it in the end—good and hard.

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HITLER!

February 5th, 2017 3 comments

Nonsense.

The thing my father and I have often discussed, through the years, is the eye-rolling art of comparing American presidents to Hitler. It is such an absurdity we find it amusing …and frustrating. It’s often just a punch line. Like the Soup Nazi wasn’t really a Nazi. He was just mean. The Nazi part made it funny. You know …over-the-top. Like “grammar Nazi” or “spelling Nazi.” Nobody is really a “Nazi.” It’s our representation of something we consider jarring, strident, intractable and inhumane.

But the truth about Nazis isn’t funny at all. It’s bloody and horrible and gut churning. And it involves machine guns and butchery and inhumanity on a scale that takes your breath away. Nobody is really a “soup Nazi” …unless they served it in a concentration camp.

The idea of comparing an American president to Hitler is just as absurd …from any angle, in any context. The American system ITSELF pretty much prevents “Hitlers” from showing up. And America ITSELF is anathema to what Hitler was trying to create. An American ANYTHING or ANYONE is hard to fit into the Hitler model. It’s just not apples to apples.

There are some fundamental things to understand about Hitler:

1. He took over a small, failing state that didn’t have separated government, enumerated powers or checks and balances. It’s difficult for a guy like that to show up here, in this system.

2. His entire political career was violent from the beginning. There was always death in his wake. He didn’t just suddenly “turn” violent. It was a pattern …as it always is with sociopaths. This is THE most important thing to watch; the violence. I always keep an eye on who is rioting …breaking things …throwing rocks and bombs. It doesn’t make them Nazis. But it signals how far they’re willing to go.

3. He entered office with his own personal military construct (the SS) with allegiance to him ONLY. They would carry out things the regular military would never carry out: i.e. the murder of private citizens and political opponents. Nothing like that exists or COULD exist in America. We simply wouldn’t allow it.

4. He didn’t start out just killing Jews. He started out euthanizing people with special needs …for the betterment of the care-givers’ lives. (You can decide which side of the aisle favors the extermination of “inconvenient” people).

5. He disarmed the population, then nationalized healthcare and education. (Two-out-of-three of those are Bernie Sanders moves …But, guess what? Bernie isn’t Hitler either …not by a long shot)

The list goes on and on. But the deal is this:

Hitler was a real life murdering sociopath. He wasn’t just a charismatic speaker who incrementally fell into bad behavior. He wasn’t just a racist corrupted by unfettered power. In other words, you or I probably couldn’t end up being Hitler. A garden variety KKK leader probably couldn’t end up being Hitler either …or a community organizer …or a New York real-estate tycoon. It’s not that easy or simple.

NONE of our American presidents have ever been Hitler. But the people of Germany certainly thought FDR was a murdering dictator when B-17s started dropping bombs on them. This is why you have to KNOW what you believe and why you believe it. Good guys and bad guys are often in the eyes of the beholder. And they often look similar in the fog of conflict. I would imagine Japanese Americans in internment camps wondered if their president was Hitler-like. Nope. Horrible act…but not close to Hitler.

He’s perfectly right, you know. This is the calmest, sanest, most reasonable response to overwrought rhetoric I can imagine. I highly recommend you read all of it.

Note what he says about Lincoln in the following paragraphs, by the way—and Churchill, too. I couldn’t agree more with it. His take on Trump is dead on, too, and worthy of another excerpt:

Now, people are comparing Donald Trump to Hitler. And the countdown has officially begun, to …well …I don’t know …but something really bad. I get that someone who is combative with the press and who wants to vet refugees and shut down open immigration fits the bill some are always looking for when it comes to finally getting their “Hitler” villain.

But if you study enough about it, you realize the guy vetting and banning refugees is probably not Hitler …the guy CREATING refugees probably is.

And now it’s off to look into some more of this guy’s writing; he’s looking like blogroll/bookmark material, I think. From the pic up top, he looks like a quite young guy, too. Lots of wisdom for one of such tender years; I must confess myself impressed.

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Green card? SO?

February 1st, 2017 1 comment

Vet ’em. As extreme as you like.

In September 2009, for example, the FBI and NYPD uncovered a plot to stage simultaneous suicide attacks on the New York City subway system to coincide with the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The ring-leader was Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan-born Green Card holder who lived in Queens. He and his two fellow conspirators had been trained in bomb making at an al Qaeda camp in Pakistan. Senior al Qaeda commanders had overseen and directed the operation, which was linked to another set of attacks planned for April 2009 in Manchester, England.

I borrowed and expanded Bill’s boldface there, and for the same reason; as he says:

There is a notion being peddled by those who prefer wide open borders to the safety of everyday Americans to pretend that Green Card holders should be, ipso facto, utterly free of vetting on return if they leave the US.

Obviously, if this particular Green Card holder had been successful in his plot to bomb the NYC subway system, the ludicrousness of this position would be very hard to deny.

Oh, but deny it they would, and we all know it. Here’s the rub, though: how many of these Muslim slimeballs left the country to head for some ISIS stronghold for advanced terror training, only to slip back into the States trouble-free, with barely a glance from those charged with protecting our borders, but hamstrung by politically-correct idiocy? We won’t know until they put that training into action and slaughter a bundle of us. Then the Left morons will all act greatly surprised for a day or two, before sweeping it all under the rug and never mentioning it again.

And the Left is just fine with all that. They would prefer to see American corpses stacked like cordwood than to see their one-world open-borders project slowed even slightly. And hey, since all the world’s problems and all the mindless Islam-driven hatred is our own fault anyway, we deserve what we get. Right, libtards?

Well, fuck that, and fuck them. You want less Muslim terrorism? You’re gonna need to arrange for fewer Muslims.

Every absurd Islamic terror plot broken up by law enforcement, the type of thing dismissed by the media and ridiculed by commentators, launching rockets at planes, underwear bombs and blowing up trains, contained the seed of a horrific terrorist attack just like Orlando, Boston or Nice.

When you turn on the evening news and see a running death toll, it’s because one of those absurd and ridiculous terror plots actually succeeded. And it’s happening more and more often.

The reason is simple. Unlike classic Islamic terrorism which required organization and infrastructure, the new brand of Islamic terror only needs one thing… Muslims.

There is no way that the FBI or other law enforcement agencies could begin to monitor even a fraction of the Islamic settler population sympathetic to terror. The FBI alone has almost 1,000 active ISIS cases it was investigating last year in all 50 states. It does not have nearly the resources it needs to handle them.

The source of the problem is Islamic immigration. That is the only possible solution. The only way to reduce the growth of the lone wolf Islamic terrorism problem is to reduce or end Muslim migration.

If this is how bad it is when Muslims are only 1% of the population, what happens when the Muslim settler population doubles and then doubles again?The source of the problem is Islamic immigration. That is the only possible solution. The only way to reduce the growth of the lone wolf Islamic terrorism problem is to reduce or end Muslim migration.

If this is how bad it is when Muslims are only 1% of the population, what happens when the Muslim settler population doubles and then doubles again?

This Islamic immigration privilege must be withdrawn. Muslim immigration must at the very least be scaled back to a level that law enforcement can cope with. At best it must end entirely until the Muslim world manages to stabilize its way of life to the extent that it can peacefully co-exist with non-Muslims.

Muslim immigration makes Muslim terrorism worse.

Bingo; nailed it. And along those lines, I repeat: where exactly is the demand for as many of these ignorant, unassimilable savages as we can possibly import—hundreds of thousands of them? What skills do they have that we need? What do they bring to the table—how exactly are they going to improve life in America generally? What do they have to contribute? Bigamy, child marriage and incest, “grooming,” gang rape of non-Muslim women, an irrational loathing of dogs and pigs, female genital mutilation, honor killing, hatred for homosexuals, oppression of women, the Muslim “call to prayer” blared over loudspeakers in quiet communities fifty times a day, harassment of Christian ministers, summarily chopping the hands off of petty shoplifters, stoning rape victims to death, and killing the infidel in job lots most assuredly do NOT count.

The Left is fond of disguising their destructive open-borders impulse by bleating that “we’re a nation of immigraaaants!” But the present-day Muslim colonizers can in NO WAY be compared to the hordes of Irish, Italian, and other immigrants who came here in the earlier decades of the 20th century. Those people came here for an opportunity to make their own way and better their lot in life, not to soak up government handouts in perpetuity. They came with not only the intention but the profound desire to assimilate and become true Americans; back then, the best way to provoke a brawl with, say, a recent Italian immigrant on the Lower East Side was to refer to him as an “Italian-American,” rather than an American. They may have been quietly proud of their heritage and their ancestors, sure; they certainly had great love and reverence for the family members they left behind in the Old Country. But what they wanted most of all was to forge a new life for themselves AS AMERICANS.

And that’s what they did. They eagerly learned English; the thicker their accent when speaking it, the greater their embarrassment over it. Not that they really needed to be, of course, and not that very many native-born pointedly shamed them for it; no, we enrolled them in English classes and tried to help with making their American dream come true.

Most Muslim immigrants and refugees, on the other hand, have no desire at all to assimilate. They tend to sequester themselves in their own closed communities, living very nearly the same lifestyle they left behind in their own dysfunctional nations, by rules that are in direct conflict with those of the West, often flouting Western laws in favor of sharia with near impunity. God help any outsider who might wander into a Muslim community at night, most particularly if it’s a woman. There have already been honor killings in upstate New York, Texas, Arizona, and other places; in fact, there are an estimated 27 victims of honor killing A YEAR.

In AMERICA, ferchrissake.

And being in the main unskilled, ignorant, untrainable, semi-literate, primitive, supremely indifferent to learning our language and unswervingly hostile to our values, and…well, frankly, stupid, it’s not as if they’re going to contribute by seeking and landing any sort of productive job. In fact, 90 percent of recent “refugees” in the States are on food stamps and other benefits. And there most of them will remain.

Tell me again what it is that you expect them to contribute to American society, libtards. Explain again where the demand for their presence in our country might be, and the reasons why it might exist.

No, most of the dimwit liberal rank and file just want to feel good about their “compassion,” misplaced though it is. For the more dedicated Leftist, the Muslim invasion represents another means to a long-standing and far more sinister end. They’re as unconcerned about what contribution the Muslim barbarians may or may not make than the invaders themselves are. But they DO share a common goal. And you can be sure that it doesn’t add up to anything good for you, me, or our country.

Keep right on going, Mr President. Your “temporary pause” ought to be just the smallest of first steps in the direction of tightly restricting Muslim immigration, before we find ourselves in the untenable position half of Europe now finds itself mired in. We don’t need them. We don’t want them. And they have no right whatsoever to be here. Let the Seditious Left scream; if they descend into riot or insurrection over it, lock them the fuck up, for a good long time. We’re at nearly-open war here, and the only way they can win is if we let them.

Update! Spengler:

We can’t send in American soldiers to fix these countries. We can’t import their problems by admitting a horde of refugees who bring with them the pathologies that ruined these countries in the first place. We have to draw a bright line between the United States of America and the failed states of the Middle East. There are lots of little things wrong with the refugee ban but one very big thing right about it: It sends the message that we will not prejudice American interests in a Quixotic effort to fix the unfixable problems of other peoples.

As fully on board as I was at the time with Dubya’s idea of spreading democracy in the Middle East, I realized long ago how very foolish that impossible dream was, although it would surely be nicer if it were possible. Goldman just spelled out the harsh reality of it, and the rest of the piece is well worth a read.

Kinda-sorta on topic, a little: a thing I continue to be annoyed by is the ongoing characterization of Trump’s inaugural speech as “dark,” mostly because of his emphasis on putting American interests first. Who but a muttonheaded Leftist truly hostile to this nation, openly desirous of bringing about its ruin, could possibly characterize such a statement as “dark” or in the least way objectionable—most especially coming from an American President?

But they do. I heard ’em batting that shriveled little turd of an idea around on NPR just today.

For God’s sake, you stupes, he’s not the president of the WORLD; he’s not even the president of the UN. He’s the President of the United States of America, and nowhere else. IT’S HIS FUCKING JOB TO PUT AMERICAN INTERESTS FIRST. Yes, always, just like he said. Just like the leader of every other nation does, and damned well ought to.

It’s been awhile since we had a President who even bothered lying about it. In fact, it’s a large part of why we elected Trump: not only is he unafraid to say it, but he also seems to believe passionately and deeply in it, and intends to follow through on it.

But see, that’s the whole problem for them: he doesn’t care about being a Citizen of the World—unenlightened, boorish pig that he is—and therefore isn’t going to be promoting their Tranzi ideal of global government, with no borders and free everything for everybody and peace and harmony all over the place and no cars and no factories and no competition and no corporations and nary a dissenting opinion to be found. Everyone will live in harmony with nature and grow their own food on a small family farm and we’ll all stop eating meat and we’ll all compost and recycle and be kind to animals and trees and walk gently on Mother Earth and have a low carbon footprint.

Well, except for them, that is. A good many of them will still expect to live in Brooklyn or the Haight and eat at ethnic restaurants and sit in coffee shops all day and hang out in the bars all night. Don’t ask ’em where the food and electricity and heat in winter and trendy clothes and cool shoes will come from; they have no earthly idea, and don’t wish to disturb their idyll by thinking about it.

Oh, and there will still be cabs to take them to Manhattan now and then, naturally.

Oh, and there will be no football, either. Just soccer. But no keeping score. That would ruin everything.

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They lie

February 1st, 2017 Comments off

Unceasingly, and without remorse or shame.

From illegal aliens who have committed crimes, to all immigrants, to “people of color” generally: the circle of Trump’s victims widens by orders of magnitude in de Blasio’s fantasy of total persecution. Even to ask a question about whether illegal aliens should be regarded in the same way as legal immigrants betrays an “ideological bent”; on the other hand, it is perfectly straightforward to read a legal challenge to sanctuary cities as all-out race war.

The mayor’s expansive definition of victimhood was echoed this weekend by Governor Cuomo, who repeated the Left’s favorite cliché: “I am a Muslim. I am a Jew. I am Black. I am gay. I am a woman seeking to control her body.” This quasi-heroic affirmation of identity with the oppressed fringes of society, powered by anaphora, collapses into intersectional absurdity, and ultimately becomes the lowest form of political pandering, underscored by the repetition of the word “I.”

Last Friday, Trump announced that he would extend and expand the visa restrictions that Obama established in the 2015 Terrorist Travel Prevention Act, impose a 90-day moratorium on travel from seven countries with links to organized terror, and put a halt to the Syrian-refugee resettlement program. These policies fulfill campaign promises and have been clearly stated as temporary measures in order to make sure that migrants are being accurately screened.

Despite applying to a small fraction of the world’s billion-plus Muslims, the policy was quickly labeled a “Muslim ban.” Mayor de Blasio went on television and repeated the canard that the executive order specifically excludes Muslims from entry to the country; when called on this falsehood by Jake Tapper, the mayor responded with clause-heavy babble: “I would be careful on that. The notion that there’s not a pattern of exception for individuals, that the only indication suggests bluntly non-Muslims, should be very, very worrisome here.” The mayor went on to say that, in his view, illegal aliens who are convicted of drunk driving should be protected by New York City, providing that they didn’t run anyone over.

Hundreds of protesters, organized in New York by the immigrant-rights organization Make the Road, flocked to JFK airport—where several dozen foreign nationals in transit were detained—and demanded their immediate release. Thousands more protesters assembled Sunday at Battery Park in lower Manhattan, where they chanted “No Ban, No Wall,” a pithy expression of disdain for the principle of border controls, or borders generally. 

Senator Charles Schumer, standing in front of a handmade sign reading “Fascism is for Fascists,” announced that 42 people in transit stuck at JFK would be released. Then, falling into the rhetorical tic of infinite liberation, the senator declaimed, “So we’ve made progress for forty-two. We’ve got to make progress for thousands, and tens of thousands, and hundreds of thousands more.”

Not one of which we’re obligated to rescue from the collapse and neverending strife of their own horrid, primitive nations; not one of which has any right at all to enter our country unless the citizens of this country decide to grant it to them; not one of which has any legitimate claim at all on any of us, for anything other than maybe some mild “Oh, isn’t that too bad” tongue-clucking and generalized sympathy over their sorry circumstances, many of which are self-inflicted anyway—at most.

If Senator Schmuck thinks we’ve “got to” do anything at all about these people, other than defend our borders against their unwanted and illegal incursion, let him open his own home to them and “liberate” as many of them as he likes by taking them in and providing for them himself. So odd that not one of these open-borders idiots ever seems willing to step up and do that. Lead by example, Progtards; live your supposed morals, instead of just flapping your gums and patting yourselves on the back for them.

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Fix it back!

January 17th, 2017 Comments off

Another incredibly complex puzzling conundrum™, the solution to which is actually quite simple: get the government the hell out of the way.

All goods and services are rationed. That’s an iron law of the universe. There are no exceptions. The rationing is either done though control of the supply or through price. In America, a massively convoluted system to control supply has evolved so that the people do not see the cost of health services. This lets a long list of skimmers attach themselves to the system so that prices go up, even though the quality of service often declines.

The question no one ever asks is how to make it cheaper. Follow the talking heads on the subject and they will never address making the price of services cheaper. Instead, they prattle on about access and risk pools and other terms they think sound clever. The reason is not that they view health care as a right. It is because they see it as a privilege to be dispensed by the Cloud People to the Dirt People. Allowing a free market for health services would take all the fun out of being a Cloud Person.

Even so, the goal of any health care reform should be making it cheaper, especially the common care items. The two areas where health care has gotten much better and much cheaper are dentistry and eye care, both of which are usually paid for out of pocket and have low barriers to entry. Veterinary medicine is the most obvious example of what happens to prices when you have anything resembling a marketplace. That’s also why the people in charge will never allow competition for health services. Their donors hate it.

The other aspect of health care is the quality of medicine. The truth is, the advance of medicine has been very slow and is not looking to speed up in the near future. The great leaps in health are a) diet, b) antibiotics and c) sanitation and d) a crackdown on quackery. All of these things are products of the last century. Some treatments are much better than fifty years ago, but cure rates for most diseases have not budged. Death, of course, remains a universal constant.

Yeah, well, that bit is kind of a drag, I have to admit. And note I said the solution is simple—not easy.

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A different take on Pizzagate

December 20th, 2016 6 comments

I mean, completely different.

Pizzagate represents another, slightly less detectable shift, and frankly, I can’t say that this one displeases me. Indeed, I’ll make a confession: There’s a part of me—the dark, nasty part that I only allow out every now and then and only for the basest of reasons—that is taking a bit of delight in seeing the D.C. leftist elites at the center of this non-scandal having their lives turned upside down because a horde of trolls has decided to misrepresent a bunch of pictures, paintings, and flippant comments in order to spin them as proof of a “pedo” ring.

The cloddish sleuths of Pizzagate have been egged on by the fact that many of the leftist elites who hover in or around Comet Ping Pong (the “epicenter” of the supposed conspiracy) enjoy showing off how “evolved” they are by being cheeky little monkeys when it comes to mixing sexual imagery and children. “Oh, look how very progressive we are. We run a pizza shop for kids, but we book sexually explicit music acts and post violent and lewd pics on our Instagram! Look at my art collection; the sexual images of children prove how fearless I am! A night of ‘spirit cooking’ would frighten those superstitious evangelical throwbacks, but I get the joke, because I’m an impish little centaur who absolutely loves having fun with dark imagery in order to show off how non-demon-haunted my superior mind is.”

Make no mistake—these leftists, these targets of the Pizzagate gumshoes, are indeed misunderstood by their tormentors. Their “cheekiness” regarding kids, sex, Satanism, etc. is not proof of a “pedo ring”; it’s just leftists wallowing in the last remaining sty that has yet to be cleaned out by their own PC morality police. Invoking imagery of children, sex, and the “dark arts” is the only remaining bit of “edginess” they’re allowed, the only time they can playact at being Lenny Bruce. So yes, the “cheeky monkeys” of the left have been misread by a group of conspiracy-minded oafs who have queered the fun by spinning every Comet Ping Pong-related word and image into something diabolical…and I hate myself for saying this, but good. The left has been doing this to the right for years—taking every off-the-cuff comment, every word uttered in the heat of the moment, every successful or failed attempt at humor, on the part of conservatives, and spinning it to “prove” how secretly racist, sexist, and homophobic we are. What the left has done to conservatives, especially in the internet age, is Pizzagate exactly. Everything we do, everything we say, is interpreted in the worst possible way in order to paint us as vile creatures with malicious intent. With Pizzagate, some high-profile leftists are finally getting a taste of what that’s like.

Hopefully, they’ll have many more opportunities over the coming days and years to have their own bullshit crammed down their throats by the shovelful.

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