Cold Fury

Harshing your mellow since 9/01

Second look at Dunkin’ Donuts?

Having grown up where I did, I was always way more of a Krispy Kreme guy myself. Maybe I need to rethink some things.

The world famous doughnut maker Dunkin’, outraged that some franchises are not using the required E-Verify system to make sure its workers are documented, has moved to oust the owners and take over the restaurants.

According to several reports, the Massachusetts-based breakfast and lunch restaurant, which recently changed its name from Dunkin’ Donuts, has sued to stop those franchise owners from operating.

The most recent suits were filed in Delaware and Pennsylvania, “amid what appears to be a crackdown on franchisees employment verification practices,” according to Restaurant Business.

A post from Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, said, “Each of the lawsuits is similar. They each said that Dunkin’ reviewed employment verification documents and practices, found violations at the subject franchisee companies, terminated the operators’ franchise agreements and then swiftly moved to remove the franchisees from the restaurants.”

The doughnut, sandwich, and coffee firm has said it won’t comment on pending legislation.

Quietly doing the right thing without any fanfare, publicity-seeking, or chest-thumping over their superior morality: this right here is what proper corporate responsibility, ethics, and citizenship look like, people. Hats off to ’em, I say. If more American companies took Dunkin’s approach to E-Verify, our illegal-alien problem would rapidly be a thing of the past. If cake donuts ain’t your bag, you might at least consider dropping them a line expressing your support and thanks. I did.

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We shall not see their like again

I kinda let the D-Day and Midway anniversaries slip by me this week, but as usual Aesop has me covered with a statement that’s short, sweet, and to the point.

Over 300,000 troops from 8 countries fought at Normandy for the Allies, 75 years ago today.
Actuarially, there are but a handful of them still alive.
The youngest would be 92, and the average age would be 101.

In a few years, they’ll all be dead.
Every one of them are national treasures.

The comments sport several great war stories told by the descendents of D-Day vets. Elsewhere, another good ‘un.

The dive bomber squadron from the Hornet never found the Japanese fleet. And the squadrons from the Enterprise might not have except for the initiative and decision making of another junior officer.

Lieutenant Commander Wade McClusky had been searching for the Japanese fleet in the area where, according to his briefing, it should have been. But when he looked down from some 20,000 feet, the only thing he saw was empty ocean. He conducted a search, according to doctrine, and succeed only in burning more fuel. To the point where it would soon be either a) head back to the Enterprise or b) ditch.

A lot depended on what one fairly junior naval aviator decided to do with the time and fuel he had left. Wade McClusky had to make a decision. What course would take him to the Japanese fleet? It was all on him.

He made a call and you could say he played a hunch. An informed hunch but still, if it had come up wrong …

He had seen a spotted a single Japanese ship on the wide surface of the Pacific. It was a destroyer and judging by the distinct white wake, it was making speed.

To where and for what? McCluskey thought.

To wherever the Japanese fleet was, in order to rejoin it, he reasoned.

Using the V of the ship’s wake as though it were the point of a compass needle, McCluskey changed course. A few minutes later he and the dive bombers he led were in the wide, unguarded skies over the Japanese fleet.

The dive bomber squadron from the Yorktown arrived at almost exactly this time. The Americans attacked and the Japanese lost three fleet carriers and the initiative in the Pacific in a span of five minutes. There is nothing else like it in the history of warfare.

In the next hours of the battle, the remaining Japanese carrier was sunk as was the Yorktown.

Admiral Raymond Spruance handled his fleet both boldly and steadily. He was aggressive when he needed to be and prudent when he had to be. The workers in the yard who had made it possible for the Yorktown to take part in the fight played a big role in the victory. As, certainly, did the code breakers. And then, there were those bold decisions, made in the moment, by Waldron and McClusky, recalling the way that Chamberlain saved the situation at Little Round Top.

America seems to find people like them when they are most desperately needed.

And, one thinks, it isn’t by accident.

Nope. By the grace of God, if you ask me. Next, a lovely D Day remembrance from Steyn that also sounds a heartbreakingly sobering note.

The building on the other side of the Bénouville Bridge was a café and the home of Georges Gondrée and his family. Thérèse Gondrée had spent her childhood in Alsace and thus understood German. So she eavesdropped on her occupiers, and discovered that in the machine-gun pillbox was hidden the trigger for the explosives the Germans intended to detonate in the event of an Allied invasion. She notified the French Resistance, and thanks to her, after landing in the early hours of June 6th, Major Howard knew exactly where to go and what to keep an eye on.

Shortly after dawn there was a knock on Georges Gondrée’s door. He answered it to find two paratroopers who wanted to know if there were any Germans in the house. The men came in, and Thérèse embraced them so fulsomely that her face wound up covered in camouflage black, which she proudly wore for days afterward. Georges went out to the garden and dug up 98 bottles of champagne he’d buried before the Germans arrived four years earlier. And so the Gondrée home became the first place in France to be liberated from German occupation. There are always disputes about these things, of course: the French historian Norbert Hugedé says the first liberated building was in fact the house of M Picot. But no matter: the pop of champagne corks at the Café Gondrée were the bells tolling for the Führer’s thousand-year Reich.

Arlette Gondrée was a four-year old girl that day, and she has grown old with the teen-and-twenty soldiers who liberated her home and her town. But she is now the proprietress of the family café, and she has been there every June to greet those who return each year in dwindling numbers.

The Bénouville Bridge was known to Allied planners as the Pegasus Bridge, after the winged horse on the shoulder badge of British paratroopers. But since 1944 it has been called the Pegasus Bridge in France, too. And in the three-quarters of a century since June 6th, no D-Day veteran has ever had to pay for his drink at the Café Gondrée.

They were young, but they were not children. Five years ago, I listened to President Obama explain from Brussels that the deserter he brought home from the Taliban in the days before the D-Day anniversary was just a “kid”. In fact, he was 28 years old. I remember walking through the Canadian graves at Bény-sur-Mer a few years ago. Over two thousand headstones, but only a handful of ages inscribed upon them: 22 years old, 21, 20…But they weren’t “kids”, they were men.

Somehow, in our complacency we latter-day Americans have failed to honor the legacy of those men. But we have in no way besmirched the Boys of Point Du Hoc by our lapse; thankfully, that just isn’t within the ken of hollow, despicable worms like Obama. Nor is it within ours.

Update! Gerard takes you there.

Today your job is straightforward. First you must load 40 to 50 pounds on your back. Then you need to climb down a net of rope that is banging on the steel side of a ship and jump into a steel rectangle bobbing on the surface of the ocean below you. Others are already inside the steel boat shouting and urging you to hurry up.

Once in the boat you stand with dozens of others as the boat is driven towards distant beaches and cliffs through a hot hailstorm of bullets and explosions. Boats moving nearby are, from time to time, hit with a high explosive shell and disintegrate in a red rain of bullets and body parts. Then there’s the smell of men near you fouling themselves as the fear bites into their necks and they hunch lower into the boat. That smell mingles with the smell of cordite and seaweed.

In front of you, over the steel helmets of other men, you can see the flat surface of the bow’s landing ramp still held in place against the sea. Soon you are within range of the machine guns that line the cliffs above the beach ahead. The metallic death sound of their bullets clangs and whines off the front of the ramp.

Then the coxswain shouts and the klaxon sounds. Then you feel the keel of the LVCP grind against the rocks and sand of Normandy as the large shells from the boats in the armada behind you whuffle and moan overhead. Then the explosions all around increase in intensity and then the bullets from the machine guns in the cliffs ahead and above rattle and hum along the steel plates of the boat and the men crouch lower. Then somehow all lean forward as, at last, the ramp drops down and you see the beach. Then the men surge forward and you step with them. Then you are out in the chill waters of the channel wading in towards sand already doused with death, past bodies bobbing in the surf staining the waters crimson. Then you are on the beach.

It’s worse on the beach.

You’ll want to read all of this one too; read, and marvel in awe at what these ordinary everyday American boys endured, and achieved.

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Making waves in Britain

Trump bitch-slaps Londonistan mayor Mohammad Abdullah al Farouq Shabeeb Hussein Saddiq bin Laden, among other deserving pustules, right between his beady little eyes.

President Trump on Tuesday, in a press conference with outgoing U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, blasted his British left-wing critics as a “negative force” — and confirmed that he snubbed the leader of the opposition Labour Party when he sought a sit-down.

“I don’t know Jeremy Corbyn, never met him, never spoke to him — he wanted to meet today or tomorrow and I decided I would not do that,” Trump told reporters at the London press conference.

Trump also took another shot at longtime foe and London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who had also opposed Trump’s visit to Britain.

“I don’t think he should be criticizing a representative of the United States that can do so much good for the United Kingdom,” Trump said. “He’s a negative force, not a positive force.”

Of the mayor, Trump said: “He’s done a poor job, crime is up, a lot of problems.”

Ahh, but does it get even better? Hold onto your hats, boys and girls.


“Stone cold loser”? How could you NOT love the guy? But it gets better still, as the shitlibs at NPR hilariously jump in to “fact-check” Trump’s wicked jab regarding Mayor bin Laden’s height, then accuse him of “lying.”

No, seriously, gang. I really mean it. They did that. They really, really did.

Morning Edition host Rachel Martin cued up the lying accusation by highlighting Mayor Sadiq Khan’s dislike of Trump.

Martin then asked NPR London reporter Frank Langfitt what Trump was up to ahead of the trip.

“Well he fired off on Twitter criticism of Khan,” Langfitt said. “He said Khan had done a terrible job as mayor of London, called him a stone-cold loser, compared him to — in the opinion of the president — the very dumb and incompetent mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio.”

“One difference, Trump said, between the two mayors, he said that Khan is only half the height of de Blasio,” Langfitt said. “That’s not true. Mayor Khan is 5 foot 6.”

NPR did the math and discovered that if the mayor were half the size of de Blasio’s 6 feet 5 inches, he would be just over 3 feet tall.

WELL, thank God those intrepid, dauntless NPR “journalists” got to the bottom of that one for us. What would we do without these heroes, eh? Loads more from Ace, including a report on the wanton murder of the Londonistan Left’s infamous Baby Trump blimp by an apparent Trump supporter. I dunno, call it a “post-birth abortion,” maybe.

Update! NPR is gonna want to fact-check this one too, I bet.

ENGLAND—England has reluctantly ceded control of their country over to Donald Trump after the visiting US president was given a sword by a strange woman lying in a pond.

Trump was walking by the lake, taking in the beautiful sights of the English countryside, when the woman emerged from the surface of the waters, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite. Trump began to bellow at her.

“Hey, very fine woman over there!” he shouted. “I very much appreciate English girls. Maybe the best girls in the world. Great teeth. How’d you like a tour of the White House sometime? You should see my office, it’s literally an oval.” Trump then attempted to wade out to her to continue their conversation, but the frightened lady of the lake tossed a sword in his direction to ward him off before disappearing.

“Have it your way!” he called out as he walked away, Excalibur in tow, his hosts in shock as they realized they now had to bend the knee to Donald Trump.

Political analysts attempted to point out that supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony, and that just because a watery tart throws a sword at you, that doesn’t mean that you’re a king. But Trump ordered them to be quiet.

It’s good to be King. Even if it’s only England.

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Day By Day fundie: give early, often, and bigly

Longtime CF brother-in-arms Chris Muir—the evil genius behind the universally-beloved Day By Day comic—is holding his annual fundraiser this week, prompting this here sticky post in support. Over lo, these many years, Chris and I have each seen the other through some tough personal tragedies, hashed out our stand on various issues of the day, lamented and reviled the eight-year Ogabe rein of error, and along the way forged a real friendship that I value highly. CF jumped in and propagandized for DBD from Day Uno, and Chris reciprocated by doing some excellent custom artwork for CF, including a fantastic header that I might just see if I can break out of storage for the week.

There are a couple of other most worthy ‘toons out there these days, but through both the superlative quality of his art, his deft presentation of his ideas, and his own stubborn cussedness, Chris has put DBD at the top of the heap. More importantly, when someone like Glenn Reynolds insists on the crucial necessity of slugging it out toe to toe with the neo-Marxist/Maoist/Gramscian Left in our societal struggle, Muir and DBD are precisely what he’s talking about. Muir and his colleagues are in the front-line trenches of the Great Culture War—a war our side simply cannot afford to keep on losing if we’re to have any hope of retrieving whatever remains of our stolen nation from the filthy talons of the Left.

So yeah, dig down and give Muir a financial boost if you can. I’m awed by his talent, grateful to call him an ally, and proud to call him a friend. Link to his donation page is here, to the DBD main page here. Oh yeah, I’m also working on putting together some sort of a code snippit so’s I can start running the daily strip again here at CF, since the Innarnuts somehow broke the old Javascript that automagically did it before. Fingers crossed on that one, people. As I said: this post sticky, to remain up top for the rest of the week.

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Diva down!

Ding, dong, the witch is dead. Now, I could excerpt some dry-as-a-popcorn-fart mainstream news article for this. But I’d much rather cut to the chase and let Aesop swing that honkin’ big Owee Stick of his.

After doing everything in her miserable grasp to thwart the clearly expressed wishes of the British people regarding Brexit, Prime Minister May December has finally heard the squeaking of the tumbrel cart wheels, and can see the torches and pitchforks of the distant mob approaching, and will be leaving her office after the mother of all drubbings in the recent parliamentary elections.

(LONDONISTAN) Standing in front of 10 Downing Street, Mrs. May said it was in the “best interests of the country for a new prime minister” to lead Britain through the Brexit process.

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Pity she’s clinging to the office for another few days.

I had written No Longer Great Britain off completely, but perhaps there’s still some life in the old corpse left.

And after the examples of Trump, Bolsonaro, Oz, and now this, I wouldn’t go long on the chances of the Evil Party here in 2020.

Cheer up: things are not as bleak as they seem. And they never are.

I still can’t say I see Brexit ever being allowed to happen, despite these glad tidings of the corrupt and conniving May’s downfall. The Cousins have allowed themselves to be far too thoroughly infiltrated by the Muzzrat horde and anesthetized by decades of socialism to have any realistic hope of saving themselves now, from EU tyranny or much of anything else. But the remaining true-blue Brits can at least retain some dignity and honor for themselves by going down swinging. And hell, who knows? Maybe the horse will learn to sing.

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Cheney V2.0?

More rich, buttery Barr goodness.

Barr is the new Dick Cheney: a stocky, bespectacled, confrontational, blunt, intelligent, unapologetically conservative, experienced, and high-powered official who believes in and fights for the office of the president. Just as Democrats loathed Cheney as a bugaboo manipulating President George W. Bush to further the interests of Halliburton, they attack Barr as a dishonest factotum of President Trump’s. The qualities that drove Democrats batty over Cheney—his inscrutability, his cleverness, his asperity, and above all his success—make them incensed about Barr. These happen to be qualities Republicans find appealing.

What’s behind conservative support for Cheney and Barr is their lack of embarrassment. Most Washingtonians, no matter their party, find it important to be held in esteem by the city’s tastemakers, who are overwhelmingly liberal. Not these two. The classic Cheney moment was his 2004 exchange with Pat Leahy on the Senate floor. Cheney complained that Leahy had called him a war profiteer. Leahy responded that Cheney had said he was a bad Catholic. So Cheney ended the conversation by telling Leahy to perform a physically impossible four-letter act. “You’d be surprised at how many people liked that,” Cheney recollected in a 2010 interview. “It’s sort of the best thing I ever did.” He’s selling himself short.

Republican fans of Barr circulated clips of his Senate appearance Wednesday even as media coverage of his testimony was uniformly negative. No Democrats are held in less esteem by conservatives than the ones on the Judiciary Committee. They will never live down their treatment of Brett Kavanaugh. Trump supporters nodded in agreement when Barr said the controversy over his March 24 description of the Mueller report is “mind-bendingly bizarre.” They chuckled when he said Mueller’s March 27 letter to him was “a bit snitty and I think it was probably written by one of his staff members.” They guffawed when Barr described the verb “spying” as “a good English word.” They cheered when Richard Blumenthal asked for notes Barr had taken of his phone conversation with Mueller and Barr told him no. “Why should you have them?”

Where his predecessor was genial and deferential to Congress and the press, Barr is disdainful and combative. At his April 18 press conference before the publication of the Mueller report, a CBS reporter asked Barr if his use of the word “unprecedented” to describe the circumstances of the Russia investigation was “quite generous to the president and his feelings and emotions.” Barr replied, “Is there another precedent for it?” “No,” the reporter acknowledged sheepishly. Another reporter wondered, “Is it an impropriety for you to come out and sort of spin the report before people are able to read it?” Barr said, “No,” and left the room. Lib owned.

Some out there are reminding us of something we all already know: that the chances of top-level malefactors like HILLARY!™ and Ogabe ever facing justice remain slim, and I can’t disagree. Nor do I anticipate meaningful reform of dangerously powerful and corrupt federal bureacracies from Barr’s efforts. Nonetheless, it sure is enjoyable to watch Barr roughly manhandle the Democrat-Socialists, making them squirm like a salted slug on a hot sidewalk. Elsewhere, Lindsay V2.0 scores a stinging, smarting hit himself, calling Mr Integrity out for his weaselly manipulation.

I am filing this story in the “put up or shut up” category of invitations. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham Friday morning sent a letter to Special Counsel Robert Mueller inviting him to testify about the phone call he had with A.G. Barr following the letter Mueller sent to Barr about the summary of findings the A.G. issued, pending release of the full report. That letter, purportedly meant to be private, nonetheless was leaked right before Barr testified before Graham’s committee and was used by Democrat members to criticize the A.G.

Mueller knows that Barr had him on a speakerphone, with witnesses present and taking notes. (Incidentally, what does that tell you about the actual regard in which Barr holds Mueller — a man he has known for decades?) Reportedly, during the conversation, Barr asked Mueller if there were any inaccuracies and was told by Mueller, no.

Meanwhile, the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee is negotiating with Mueller over possible testimony. Just a guess: They are not demanding that staff members be given a half-hour to question Mueller.

The last line in Graham’s beautifully direct request to get all the cards on the table: “Please inform the Committee if you would like to provide testimony regarding any misrepresentation by the Attorney General.” Time to fish or cut bait, Slippery Bob.

Update! Gerard posts a Solzhenitsyn quote made all the more poignant by current events.

In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.

We are also dishonoring our own integrity and posterity, thereby sowing the seeds of bloody strife, upheaval, and misery for those new generations sooner or later, as faith in the system and justice itself crumbles into ruin.

Obstruction update! Via Insty: “Barr is investigating Democrats. Democrats call for Barr to resign. According to Nadler, that’s obstruction of justice!” But it’s more than just that. It’s also this:

Don’t fool yourself. This latest assault on Attorney General Barr is a coordinated hit job cooked up between the media, the special counsel, and their allies in Congress. And it has only one purpose, to stop or slow Barr’s inquiry into the gross abuses leading up to the effort to spy on the Trump campaign.

I explained exactly why Mueller defied Barr here: “By salting the report with grand jury information that required redaction, Mueller guarantees the president remains subject to the innuendo and suspicion that comes with unnecessary secrecy.” In other words, it was a dirty trick. Open your eyes, Mr. Attorney General, because they’re coming for you now.

Oh, he seems like a smart enough fella. I’m pretty sure he already knows.

Coordinating with their allies in the media and the Senate, Mueller has attempted to set-up the attorney general. Barr was asked whether he knew why Mueller’s team was upset with the attorney general’s summary. He said he did not know what their concerns were. That was a truthful statement. But Sen. Patrick Leahy has attempted to use Mueller’s leaked letter to argue that the attorney general lied to Congress when he said he didn’t know what was of concern to Mueller’s team. The attorney general gave a factual and able explanation for the ginned up discrepancy.

What is Mueller’s endgame here? Impeachment? Don’t be ridiculous.

To answer that question, go back and look at where the Mueller people were standing on the night that Donald Trump shocked the world by upsetting Hillary Clinton. Robert Mueller left a $3.4 million partner job with WilmerHale, the same law firm that had just won a lawsuit for the Clinton Foundation, keeping Clinton emails secret. The Mueller probe provided former Clinton Foundation attorney Jeannie Rhee with the opportunity once again to protect Clinton by making sure the word “Fusion” never appeared in the Mueller report and by steering the Papadopoulos prosecution to help obscure the role of the Clinton-financed dossier in the hoax. The end-game is to continue to protect the coup plotters and deep-state bad actors who have used surveillance of Americans in much the same way the Soviets used it in Eastern Germany.

This is high stakes stuff. If the elites can continue using intelligence and law enforcement to interfere in American elections, they will eventually get good at it and we will lose our republic. The deep state allies are fighting like the “Unsullied” protecting the gates of Winterfell to cover for the bad actors still fumbling for their golden parachutes. Bottom line, the report, these new leaks, they’re just desperate attempts to delay the reckoning. The attorney general is now subject of a campaign of smear and intimidation and he must be protected so he can hold these villains to account.

Seeing as how the Clintons are up to their necks in this, Barr needs more than merely political protection; he should consider putting some serious private security on the payroll, lest he be found on a DC park bench after having committed suicide by shooting himself in the back of the head seventeen times.

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Paying the Danegeld

It’s lights out for Once-Great Britain.

Subway removes ham and bacon from nearly 200 stores and offers halal meat only after ‘strong demand’ from Muslims
Fast food giant Subway has removed ham and bacon from almost 200 outlets, and switched to halal meat alternatives in an attempt to please its Muslim customers.

It has confirmed turkey ham and turkey rashers will be used instead in 185 of its stores, where all the meat will now be prepared according to halal rules.

The chain, which has around 1,500 outlets across the UK, explained its decision by saying it had to balance animal welfare concerns with ‘the views of religious communities’.

Why don’t you pathetic cowards just tell it like it is: it’s just the one “religious community” you’re appeasing here.

A Subway spokeswoman told MailOnline all halal meat served in the participating branches is from animals who were stunned prior to slaughter.

She said: ‘The growing popularity of the Subway chain with the diverse multicultural population across the UK and Ireland means we have to balance the values of many religious communities with the overall aim of improving the health and welfare standards of animals.

‘We put a programme into place in 2007 to ensure that the population demographic is taken into account when new store openings are considered in order that we meet consumer demand in each location.’

Translation: “Now that Old Blighty has immivasioned itself into just another Muslim-majority shitrapy, we must adjust our menus in accordance with the requirements of sharia law.”

Welcome to your new nation, Englishters. May you have joy of your choices. And may the US wake the fuck up and get off your dark path before it’s too late for us, too.

(Via VP)

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Rara avis

Welcome home to one of the good guys.

In a PJ Media exclusive, the Iraqi native turned Navy SEAL interpreter and bestselling author who goes by the code name “Johnny Walker” told his story and made a huge announcement: he will receive his U.S. citizenship on Wednesday morning! At that time, he will also reveal his real name. (This article will be updated with that name when it becomes public.)

I have to ask: why, exactly? I mean, if this guy is okay with having his name out there—and obviously he is—then it ain’t my place to argue. But I still don’t quite get why PJM would feel it necessary to publish it themselves. If anybody ever needed at least a bare modicum of privacy, it would have to be him. He’s clearly earned it, in spades. So why put it out there on the PJM website? What worthwhile purpose could such a disclosure conceivably serve?

“It’s a big honor,” Walker told PJ Media. He is looking forward to posting videos of the ceremony and predicted a beautiful moment where “people from different backgrounds and different religions” will be united by loyalty to the United States.

Walker was born and grew up in Iraq and he started working with the U.S. military after the invasion began in 2003. He worked as an interpreter — called a “terp” — until 2009. That year, the military finally cleared him and his family to come to America.

While he lived in Iraq, he kept his work for the U.S. military a secret. If he had been exposed, it could have cost him his life. Since he will receive his citizenship Wednesday, however, Walker and his family will finally be safe, so he can go public with his name. (The Johnny Walker code name came from the Iraqi-American’s love for Johnnie Walker whiskey.)

In his interview with PJ Media on Tuesday, Walker explained how the American dream entered his imagination. When he was a kid, his parents encouraged him to play basketball to let out some of his youthful energy. “I started to love it,” Walker told PJ Media. “I started watching the Harlem team [the Globetrotters], listened to Country music, watched John Wayne movies.”

Sounds more authentically American than a lot of native-born ones do nowadays, sad as that is. In fact, he’s a pretty wise fella all the way around:

This Iraqi-American had a few political ideas as well. He is a big fan of President Donald Trump’s wall.

“The wall, it’s something personal. I don’t want to have AK-47s every time I take my kids to school,” Walker told PJ Media. “I’m not against immigrants, there are thousands better than me. But I am against people who have no background check, who are smuggling across the border. We don’t know whether those guys have a criminal record or not, all we know is that they use kids to get what they want.”

Well, harrumph, ahem, and homina-homina-homina. That ought to be enough to work the Diversity Is Our Strength types into a foamy, frothy lather all by itself. This is a truly fascinating story, people, start to finish. Trust me, you’ll want to read all of it.

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Whither Brexit?

As with our Big Beautiful Wall, all you really need to know about Brexit is this: ain’t a-gonna be one, and be damned to you uppity pee-ons and your pathetic little votes.

Last night, sixteen days before Britain supposedly leaves the European Union in accord with the people’s vote of three years ago, their elected representatives voted by 312 to 308 to rule out a “no-deal” Brexit – ie, a straightforward walkaway – ever.

So the EU now has no incentive ever to reach a deal with Britain. The appalling “deal” Theresa May “negotiated” was for a wretched and humiliating vassal status with Brussels. Because for the Eurocrats, what matters is to teach the lesson the ingrate voters that you can check “Out” any time you like but you can never leave. Mrs May’s deal was meant to be a message to antsy Continentals that the citizenry’s impertinence must never happen again.

When that flopped, Brussels moved to the next stage – not that Brexit must never happen again, but that Brexit must never happen, period. And, to their shame, the people’s representatives at Westminster have colluded in their subversion of the people’s will.

So last night the elites rose up and overthrew the masses. Of course, they have also destroyed their own reputation, and that of England as the Mother of Parliaments. But in a sense that also makes the larger point – that the world is too complex to be left to self-government by the people’s representatives, so best to leave it to Brussels. Sorry, you grunting morons don’t realize how difficult it all is, so you can vote for it all you want, but it can’t be done…in almost every other media outlet, most especially the BBC, the issue is presented not as a conscious subversion of Brexit but as prudent sober voices of restraint stepping in to save the nation from the chaos engendered by the people’s stupidity.

Ahhh, but that right there—I boldfaced it so’s nobody would overlook it—is the very beating heart of Progressivist ideology, the central pivot point around which every other part of it rotates. Our British Cousins are more thoroughly marinated in the toxic Progtard hell-brew than we are. So, why would anybody have expected anything less from the Brits’ Ruling Class lords and masters than the deployment of any and every stratagem at their disposal to do as they have now done? And why would any Real American shaking his head in disgust over the de facto disenfranchisement and dismissal of our Brit cousins not expect our own to do the exact same thing?

If you’re in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster today, I would recommend sacking the place and salting the earth.

It looks more and more as if that’s the only answer left, to us and the Brits alike. In truth, I’d submit that the fact that such open, outright revolt hasn’t occurred already has only emboldened the RC shitweasels, and is a big part of why we are where we are—both in Old Blighty and in America That Was. The only question remaining is: what, if anything, will we do about it?

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Alliances and obligations

Damn them damn pesky (((JOOOOZ!!!))) anyhow.

Ms. Omar has been rather free with remarks about how Jews are too fond of money, use their money for disproportionate influence in our politics, have dual loyalties and in some cases dual American and Israeli citizenship, and so on.

As I noted in the February 15th podcast, this is Third-Rail stuff, like talking openly about black crime rates. Also like that other Third Rail (which I guess is then a fourth rail … whatever), there’s some truth behind what she says—truth rooted in group differences.

Ashkenazi Jews have high average intelligence, so they do disproportionately well in free societies like ours. I don’t know that they are any more fond of money than the rest of us—I’m pretty fond of the stuff myself—but they make more of it per capita because of their success. And yes, U.S. foreign policy is tilted towards Israel more than it would be if none of that was the case.

This is one of those zones, along with global warming and the vaccination controversy, that I don’t venture into much. In part that’s because, like those other zones, it’s inhabited by way too many shrieking monomaniacs of one faction or another. Mostly, though, I just don’t think it’s a big deal.

Sure, we’re partial to Israel, perhaps more than we should be; but we don’t have a war guarantee with them, as we do with South Korea or our twenty-eight allies in NATO.

If Russia attacks Estonia, we are treaty-bound to go to war with Russia, a major nuclear power. If North Korea attacks South Korea, we’re back at war with the Norks, a minornuclear power.

If Egypt attacks Israel I assume we’d take Israel’s side, with diplomatic and material support, but we’re not under any obligation to do so, and it’s highly unlikely we’d send an expeditionary force. I would certainly be against sending one.

If I’m going to lose sleep over foreign commitments, I’m going to lose it over these crazy, absurd, outdated treaty obligations we have to come to the defense of countries that are rich and populous enough to defend themselves, either alone or in local alliances.

The thrust of our foreign policy should be to press the Europeans, the Koreans, the Japanese, and the rest to be as militarily self-reliant as the Israelis are.

Amen. The usual suspects howled bloody murder when Trump proposed killing off the outdated and now-pointless NATO, but I was all for it myself, and thought such a move long overdue. By clinging to a post-war mutual-defense agreement originally intended to provide a counter to an enemy now expired its own self, we encouraged the lotus-eaters of Europe to sit comfortably back and reap the rewards of having the US tote the note for their defense, focusing on pampering themselves with welfare superstates, implementing 30 hour work weeks, and such-like decadence instead of equably sharing the military-expenditure burden.

And now look what THAT bought us.

The article goes on from the excerpt above to cover some fairly far-flung ground; it’s by the eminently sensible, astute, and even-handed John Derbyshire, so you’ll surely want to read the rest of it.

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DAMN PESKY CHRIST-KILLERS!

Looks like the sinister international JOOOO cabal has done gone and cured cancer. Sneaky bastards.

A small team of Israeli scientists think they might have found the first complete cure for cancer.

“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, of a new treatment being developed by his company, Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi), which was founded in 2000 in the ITEK incubator. AEBi developed the SoAP platform, which provides functional leads to very difficult targets.

“Our cancer cure will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks and will have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market,” Aridor said. “Our solution will be both generic and personal.”

The potentially game-changing anti-cancer drug is based on SoAP technology, which belongs to the phage display group of technologies. It involves the introduction of DNA coding for a protein, such as an antibody, into a bacteriophage – a virus that infects bacteria. That protein is then displayed on the surface of the phage. Researchers can use these protein-displaying phages to screen for interactions with other proteins, DNA sequences and small molecules.

It goes on from there to get so far over my head I can’t even see it from ground level. But as Aesop said a little while back: I’ll happily let Lefty Jews—who are more like Jews In Name Only since almost none of them are religiously observant, having long since done as their white European, black, and Hispanic Lefty brethren did and traded their religious faith in for a mess of Marxist pottage—slide if I can keep the contributions to humankind of Einstein, Salk, Bohr, Chagall, Kazan, Gershwin, et al. Finance, the rag trade, currency manipulation, and urban pawn shop ownership aren’t the only areas where Jews have long been hitting above their weight.

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Conscientious cops

Good on ’em.

Sheriffs in rural Washington state are reportedly refusing to enforce the gun controls contained in I-1639, an initiative passed by voters in November 2018.

The initiative was funded by millionaires and billionaires.

Rural Washington state appears to have had enough of it. The Guardian reports that numerous sheriffs are refusing to enforce the controls contained in I-1639. After all, the initiative was rejected by 27 of the state’s 32 counties. It passed because of the financial backing and the massive populations of the cities compared to the populations of rural areas.

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer is one of those allegedly refusing to enforce the controls. He said the controls are “unconstitutional on several grounds. I’ve taken the position that as an elected official, I am not going to enforce that law.”

Again: good on ya, sir. If your constituents remain smart—and deserving of their eroding liberty—re-election shouldn’t ever be something you need to worry much about. The Real Resistance need as many like you as we can possibly get, and not just out there in Washington state either.

Can’t parody ’em anymore update! A peek into the future at a cop of a different stripe.

October 28th, 2046. A day I’ll never forget.

It started just like any other day. I was at the station, watching President Ocortez on TV as she sentenced a criminal to death for denying that women experience erectile dysfunction, when the call came through. 10-37, Triggering In Progress at the memorial! I dropped my tofu and latte, sprinted to my patrol Prius, and blazed out of the parking lot at my max speed of 22 miles per hour.

On the way to the call I reminded myself not to get complacent; these situations can turn deadly in an instant. But I knew I’d be okay as long as I followed the escalation of force steps. If the suspect was a cishet patriarchal oppressor, shame, then accuse, then destroy online. But if the suspect was an oppressed victim of colonization, he wasn’t a suspect at all. So the steps were to ask for compliance, beg, plead, cry, apologize for my privilege, grovel, cry, admit everything is my fault, ask permission to touch him, cry, run away, drive to the station, cry, quit my job. Hopefully this situation wouldn’t require more than one cry.

As I tore through the streets, making sure not to hit any of the bicyclists passing me, I heard a muffled thump ahead. Smoke drifted from around the corner of a building. I turned and saw electric cars aflame, blood and body parts scattered on the street, broken glass and shards of metal everywhere. Just ahead of my car a human with long blond hair, wide hips, round stomach and large breasts frantically pushed a baby stroller away from whatever had just happened.

I cranked down my window and yelled, “Excuse me! What gender are you?”

“What gender am I?” She asked? “I’m obviously a pregnant woman!”

I glared at her. She was on the verge of a thought crime. I asked, “What happened here?”

“A suicide bomber just blew himself up!” she screamed.

I shook my head. “Trump,” I muttered. “That son of a bitch.”

“What?” she blurted. “Trump hasn’t been president in 25 years and has been dead for over a decade. This has nothing to do with Trump. Some guy yelled ‘Allah akbar, I love ISIS’ and blew himself up. People are dead and dying, please send help!”

“Oh, I’ll send someone,” I said. “You just stay right here and wait for them.” As I drove away I keyed my radio. “Dispatch, we need a Bias Response Team to 600 Main. A pregnant, female-appearing human expected me to assume her gender. She also failed to understand why a marginalized member of this oppressive society would lash out against the cishetero patriarchy. Tell the team to kill if necessary.”

The dispatcher responded, “Yeeeeeeeee!” Zhe was triggered, and nobody could blame zher. What I’d just described was traumatic. But I knew that zhe’d send the team as soon as zhe got zherself under control. Then I added, “Oh yeah, there was a bombing or something too. No idea of motive, probably workplace violence.” I continued toward the memorial, leaving behind patriarchal colonizers who’d no doubt gotten what they deserved.

Read it all, it’s funny as hell. At the same time, it really ain’t funny at all. Not anymore, not when we’re way more than halfway to Bizarro World already.

(Via Aesop)

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An Army of one Snowflakes?

Incredibly, appallingly, this seems to be neither spoof nor satire:

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That’s a Brit army recruiting poster and, as I said, it would seem to be on the level:

LONDON — “Snowflakes,” “phone zombies,” “binge gamers” and “me me me millennials” are the focus of the British army’s latest recruitment campaign.

Posters and billboards reminiscent of the famous World War I “Your Country Needs You” ads have been given a 21st-century twist, sending the message: “The army spots potential. Even if others don’t.”

Oh, there’s potential all right, and plenty of it. For disaster.

The U.K. has struggled to maintain its target of 82,000 troops in recent years due to a declining number of recruits.

The new ads appear to attempt to engage millennials by connecting the stereotype of the screen-addicted generation with desirable skills. “Phone zombies” are wanted for their focus and “binge gamers” for their drive.

And the Snowflakes for their “compassion,” surely THE critical attribute for any true warrior to have.

Hey, thank goodness nothing like that could ever happen here, right? On the bright side, though, I’m sure the New Model Snowflake Army won’t have a problem with parade-marching in womens’ high heels. Or cute little sheath-dresses, probably.

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Making Brazil great again

Looks like those of you considering relocating to someplace where you can still have a chance to live free might want to consider Brazil.

Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in yesterday as president of Brazil. Mr. Bolsonaro, often known as the “Tropical Trump” for his populist nationalism, has promised an end to socialism in Brazil. Among his more popular policies are a crackdown on crime and returning to citizens the right to armed self-defense.

Mr. Bolsonaro was stabbed by a would-be assassin back in September, during the first round of the presidential election. Although he was seriously wounded and unable to campaign for more than a month, he recovered and made it through the first round, later going on to win in the runoff.

Below is President Bolsonaro’s inaugural speech.

It is with humility and honor that I address all of you, as President of Brazil. And I stand before the entire nation on this day as the day the people began to free themselves from socialism.

Get rid of the inversion of values, of state gigantism and of political correctness.

Elections gave voice to those who had not been heard. And the voice of the streets and of the ballot boxes were very clear, and I am here to respond and once again commit myself to this desire for change.

I am also here to renew our hopes, and remember that if we work together, this change will be possible. Respecting the principles of the democratic state of law, guided by our Constitution and with God in our hearts, from today we will put into practice the project that the majority of the Brazilian people democratically chose; we will promote the transformations that the country needs.

Inspiring, encouraging stuff, and I wish him all the luck in the world. Having already survived one assassination attempt, I’m sure Bolsonaro has few illusions about the kind of bloodthirsty, murderous Leftist filth he’s up against.

(Via WRSA)

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Uncle Tom’s gotta Uncle Tom, right, shitlibs?

Uncle Tom’s gotta Uncle Tom, right, libtards?

Kanye West Designs “Blexit” Apparel Urging Black People To Leave Democratic Party

OH, how I love it.

Unveiled Saturday at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington by TPUSA’s Communications Director Candace Owens, “Blexit” is designed to “open a conversation we have needed to have.”

“Blexit is a renaissance and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West,” said the 29-year-old Owens.

A superhero for sure; I love that, too. A “renaissance” for sure, one that’s long overdue. The Democrat Socialists have exploited black Americans for generations—taking their votes for granted by virtue of having bought them fair and square with a mess of pottage; fostering dependency and destroying the black family and the black middle class along the way.

They’ll have plenty to say about Kanye and Owens both over this, all of it demeaning and insulting. But it can all be translated thus: back on the Democratic-Socialist plantation, boy, you’re getting entirely too uppity heah! The bottom-line truth is as Hinderaker says:

What is Blexit?

BLEXIT is a frequency for those who have released themselves from the political orthodoxy. It is a rebellion led by Americans wishing to disrupt the simulation of fear.

BLEXIT is a renaissance. It is our formal declaration of independence.

You can read about it here. Candace and the rest of the crew are planning to criss-cross the United States, holding Blexit rallies in all major cities.

This is, of course, the Left’s nightmare: African-Americans declaring independence from liberalism, the welfare state and the Democratic Party. And the current generation of fiery, smart young black leaders can, I think, make it happen in sufficient numbers to be a political earthquake.

Let’s not discount Trump’s highly salutary influence on this most welcome trend, either.

Welcome, Kanye, Candance, and all other truly free-thinking, independent-minded black Americans, welcome and well-met. The rest of us are pleased and proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you in the ongoing struggle for liberation from tyranny and despotism.

(Via Ed)

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More signs and portents?

This Is An Earthquake For Bavaria.

Voters in Germany’s economically dominant southern state of Bavaria delivered a stunning rebuke to the ruling Christian Social Union, in an election that delivered another crushing blow for the parties in Angela Merkel’s grand coalition in Berlin.

With all eyes on Sunday’s Bavaria election, moments ago the first exit polls showed a historic collapse for the ruling CSU party, which has ruled Bavaria continuously since 1957, and which saw its share of the vote collapse from 47.7% in the 2013 election to just 35.5%, losing its absolute majority and suffering its worst result since 1950, as voters defected in their droves to the Greens and the far-right Alternative for Germany.

German newspaper Welt called the election “the most painful election defeat of the past 50 years for the CSU”. As predicted in the polls, the CSU experienced a “historic debacle” in the Bavarian state elections, according to Welt. The CSU was followed by the Greens which soared in the election, more than doubling to 18.5% from 8.6% in 2013, the Free Voters also rose to 11% from 9.0%, in 2013.

Meanwhile, the nationalist AfD are expecting to enter Bavaria’s parliament for the first time ever with 11% of the vote, and as such are setting up for their post-election party. Party leader Alice Weidel already is having the first beer in the small community of Mamming in Lower Bavaria.

As the FT notes, the campaign was dominated by the divisive issue of immigration, in a sign of how the shockwaves from Merkel’s disastrous decision to let in more than a million refugees in 2015-16 are continuing to reverberate through German politics and to reshape the party landscape.

Alarmed by the rise of the anti-immigration, populist AfD, the CSU tried to outflank them by talking tough on immigration and picking fights with Ms Merkel over asylum policy.

But the strategy appeared to have backfired spectacularly by alienating tens of thousands of moderate CSU voters and driving them into the arms of the Greens.

Merkel’s coalition going bye-bye and the prospect of her removal is surely an unqualified Good Thing, if probably far too late to undo the damage she wrought. And I can’t see an increase in support for the Greens as any kind of positive.

(Via WRSA)

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Right again, winning again

The “right of return” is at long, long last rightly killed off.

President Trump appears to have undertaken a revolution in Middle Eastern diplomacy. Reportedly, the United States will eliminate refugee status for the descendants of Palestinian refugees of 1948, the only group of people anywhere in the world to inherit refugee status. The U.S. also reportedly will eliminate funding for UNRWA, the only UN agency dedicated to a single group of refugees, namely the Palestinian Arabs.

This is long overdue. The 1948 War led to one of the many exchanges of populations during the 20th century — 1.5 million Greeks were expelled from Turkey and 1 million Turks expelled from Greece in 1923, for example. After World War II, 12 million Germans were expelled from the Czech Republic, Poland, and other parts of Eastern Europe, many of whom had lived there for centuries. Millions of Hindus and Muslims moved across the border when Pakistan separated from India upon independence in 1947. None of the transferred populations are treated as refugees, except for the Palestinians.

Roughly equal numbers of Arabs and Jews were displaced as Arab states expelled Jewish populations that in some cases, e.g. Iraq, had lived there for 2,500 years, long before the Arabs. The young Jewish state absorbed almost a million Jewish refugees from Muslim countries while the displaced Arabs were kept in permanent refugee status as a bargaining chip. “Right of return” simply meant Muslim refusal to accept the existence of a Jewish state. The so-called peace process in the Middle East always has failed due to the asymmetry of demands: as the Israeli cartoon Dry Bones put it, land for peace means the Arabs want land and the Jews want peace. As long as the Western nations humored the Arab delusion that the Jewish state could be eliminated, the Arab side had no incentive to negotiate. The Arab side refused to accept its defeat in 1948. It is the loser who decides when the war is over, and the message from Washington is, “You lost. Deal with it.”

I wonder what my never-Trump conservative Jewish friends and ex-friends will say now. I say, “God bless Donald J. Trump.”

I’ll put a big, fat “ditto” to that. There are people out there commenting on blogs—this one included, I cringe to admit—whose anti-Israel and sometimes even pro-Muslim arguments amount to nothing more than the same tired rabid, irrational Joo!-hate no matter how much they may try to hide it behind those cute little alt-right “[[[[brackets]]]]” and such. I have no use for it. Anyone trying to argue is NOT our only true ally in the Middle East, or that the State of Israel can be compared unfavorably to any Muslim shitrapy you care to name, can blow it right out their ass for all me.

All the Paleosimians ever had to do was accept Israel’s right to exist and they could have had peace anytime they wanted it. They’ve been given money, land, and even freedom and secure homes within Israel itself, to no avail. Their filthy, savage lust for genocide and death has never yet been driven out of them. Let them continue to pay the price for it, for all I care, unless and until they decide they’re ready to renounce their age-old primitivism and bigotry and join the civilized world at last.

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Johnny Rotten gets it

Punk as fuck.

“What I dislike is the left-wing media in America are trying to smear the bloke as a racist, and that’s completely not true,” the 61-year-old said. “There’s many, many problems with him as a human being, but he’s not that, and there just might be a chance something good will come out of that situation, because he terrifies politicians.”

Mr. Lydon said Mr. Trump is like a “political Sex Pistol” whose purpose is to rattle the status quo. After co-host Piers Morgan described Mr. Trump as “the archetypal anti-establishment character,” Mr. Lydon added: “Dare I say, a possible friend.”

The former lead singer also declared his support for Brexit, saying he stands with Britain’s “working class” who voted to exit the European Union in June.

“Where do I stand on Brexit? Well, here it goes: The working class have spoke, and I’m one of them, and I’m with them,” Mr. Lydon said, raising his fist. “And there it is.”

And there it is indeed. Good on ya, John.

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“If only we had gun control. Like those civilized Europeans”

Uncontrolled immigration by unassimilable, unvetted, hostile savages has consequences.

London overtook New York in murders for the first time in modern history in February as the capital endured a dramatic surge in knife crime.

Fifteen people were murdered in the capital, against 14 in New York. Both cities have almost exactly the same population.

London murders for March are also likely to exceed or equal New York’s. By late last night there had been 22 killings in the capital, according to the Metropolitan police, against 21 in the US city.

Eight Londoners were murdered between March 14 and March 20 alone and the total number of London murders, even excluding victims of terrorism, has risen by 38% since 2014.

Daniel is duly SHOCKED™!

It’s surprising, but there are other ways to murder people. Banning guns doesn’t stop murders. At best it means that the murderers have to switch from guns to knives.

Pas de sweat; no doubt the clueless twits will soon be banning knives too. THAT ought to put things right. Meanwhile, Steyn wonders what might have changed in Old Blighty since 2014 that could have goosed those stats so dramatically:

Eight Londoners were murdered between March 14 and March 20 alone and the total number of London murders, even excluding victims of terrorism, has risen by 38% since 2014.

Interesting. But why exactly are terrorism victims – Westminster Bridge, London Bridge – excluded? As we all know from Mrs May, Mr Cameron and the rest, terrorism is nothing to do with anything: it’s nothing to do with Islam, it’s nothing to do with immigration, it’s nothing to do with any socio-cultural factors… So presumably it’s simply a criminal matter, in which case violent death at the hands of another person acting with intent ought surely to count as part of the murder statistics. Golly, you’d almost get the impression the authorities had come up with a system expressly designed to keep the numbers low…

Meanwhile, The Daily Mail lets us know the names of the dead:

Sadiq Mohamed, 20, Kentish Town
Abdikarim Hassan, 17, Kentish Town
Josef Boci, 30, Greenwich
Seyed Khan, 49, Ilford
Rotimi Oshibanjo, 26, Southall
Promise Nkenda, 17, Canning Town
Sabri Chibani, 19, Streatham Common
Lewis Blackman, 19, Kensington
Hasan Ozcan, 19, Barking
Hannah Leonard, 55, Swiss Cottage
Kwabena Nelson, 22, Tottenham
Mark Smith, 48, Chingford
Bulent Kabala, 41, Enfield
Saeeda Hussain, 54, Ilford
Juan Olmos Saca, 39, Peckham

What a positively Dickensian roll-call. Of the three names a Londoner might have had at the time of, say, Darkest Hour, Lewis Blackman was a black man stabbed to death by six teenagers; Hannah Leonard was a middle-aged Irish lady also stabbed to death, by a couple from Kilburn; and Mark Smith apparently met his end at the hands of a woman “of no fixed abode”. At least eighty-five per cent of that grim toll would have been wholly unknown to pre-multicultural London, because neither perpetrators nor victims would have been residents of the United Kingdom.

If you were to say that on Twitter, Scotland Yard would stop investigating today’s stabbing and investigate you instead. To modify a famous Philip K Dick line, reality doesn’t cease just because Mrs May, the Metropolitan Police and everyone else who matters stop believing in it. Yet they are making a sustained attempt to suspend it.

They have to. They have no choice; reality is Left/liberalism’s true nemesis. It strips the pretty veneer of adolescent Utopianism right off the thing, revealing it to be shot through with rot and incapable of supporting any serious weight.

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Happy birthday

To the RAF:

For this Easter Day, we have an audio special for you telling the story of the only Easter standard in the American songbook. However, April 1st 2018 is not only Easter, and not only All Fools’ Day, but also the one hundredth birthday of the Royal Air Force. So I thought this day we’d incline our eyes and ears skyward:

In April 1911 the British Army’s Royal Engineers formed the first air battalion, consisting of aircraft, airships, balloons, and men with kites. At the end of the year the Royal Naval Flying School was born. The following year – 1912 – both were merged into the army’s Royal Flying Corps. By 1914 the navy had reasserted itself and inaugurated the Royal Naval Air Service. And finally on this day exactly a century ago the RFC and the RNAS were merged to form an entirely separate third branch of the British military – the Royal Air Force, the first such independent air force in the world.

Good illustration accompanying the article of what I believe is an SE5, if I remember right. Nice enough, I guess, but when it comes to WW1-era flying contraptions my heart will always belong to the good ol’ SPAD XIII, with special fond mention going to the Fokker DR1. Read on to see where Steyn takes things.

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Whatever happened to that “reset button,” anyway?

The Democrat-Socialist soft coup might exact a heavier cost than just the annoying Mueller circus itself. Its unanticipated consequences could wreak grave harm indeed, and not just domestically.

Russia is acting again as a great power. And she sees us as a nation that slapped away her hand, extended in friendship in the 1990s, and then humiliated her by planting NATO on her front porch.

Yet, what is also clear is that Putin hoped and believed that, with the election of Trump, Russia might be able to restore respectful if not friendly relations with the United States.

Clearly, Putin wanted that, as did Trump.

Yet, with the Beltway hysteria over hacking of the DNC and John Pedestal emails, and the Russophobia raging in this capital, we appear to be paralyzed when it comes to engaging with Russia.

The U.S. political system, said Putin this week, “has been eating itself up.” Is his depiction that wide of the mark?

What is the matter with us?

Oh, I wouldn’t say us necessarily. It’s the Democrat Socialists and their too-expedient, self-serving RUSSIARUSSIARUSSIA freakout who have damaged any chance we might have had at greater rapprochement with Russia.

Particularly encouraging early on, to me anyway, was Trump’s overture towards Russia regarding possible mutual effort against ISIS. Such a cooperative effort might well have turned out to be world-altering in all kinds of positive ways; at the very least, it would have yielded real, tangible benefit in the struggle against Muslim terrorism. It provided razor-edged contrast to Hillary’s amateurish, meaningless “reset” and Barky’s clueless blundering about trying bootlessly to gain undeserved respect from an experienced, tough-minded leader who knew damned well what kind of contemptible lightweight he was dealing with.

But we haven’t heard the slightest peep out of a living soul about Trump’s proposal now, and we won’t for the foreseeable future. That praiseworthy idea was killed aborning by petty, short-sighted power-grubbing on the part of a passel of sleazy political operators bereft of any regard whatsoever for the best interests of the nation…or the wider world.

Russia will never be America’s bosom chum or some kind of sister-nation; global politics don’t work that way, and never will. Russia has its own national interests to pursue just as we have ours, and those interests must necessarily conflict on occasion. But that doesn’t mean they can’t become merely a competitor rather than an adversary—and on some matters an ally, if perhaps not as trusted a one as, say, Britain or Israel.

Maybe if those clumsy, foolish Dem-Soc juveniles and their maneuvering receive the crushing repudiation they so richly deserve this fall, Trump can at last get on with the grown-up task of doing serious business over serious matters with serious men—a task he’s proven, time and again throughout his adult life, to be quite adept at.

Be sure to read the whole thing; Buchanan lays out his usual strong argument, backed by a heaping helping of historical reminder to boot.

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What works, what doesn’t

As I warned yesterday: shriek all you like, you libtards ain’t getting our guns. Not now, not ever. Even worse for you, your fantasy of disarming the American citizenry won’t accomplish your stated aim of “making us all safer” in the first damned place—quite the opposite, in fact. Here’s just one of the myriad lessons you’re too pigheaded to heed.

Gun rights advocates contend that the way to stop mass shootings is by ensuring that there are always well-armed citizens present who can neutralize the shooter. As NRA chairman Wayne Lapierre always says, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”. A bedrock of the NRA’s philosophy is that criminals will always acquire guns illegally, and draconian gun laws only render law-abiding citizens defenseless.

Enter Israel: When the knife intifada erupted in September 2015, the Israeli government’s response was to ease the process for the civilian populace to obtain weapons. After a particularly bloody Jerusalem shooting attack that killed four, then-Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan drastically changed the gun laws in order to significantly raise the number of armed civilians on the streets. Instantly, graduates of Special Forces units and IDF officers with the rank of Lieutenant and above were permitted to purchase guns at their will, security guards were allowed to bring their guns home after work, and the minimum age for a license was reduced from 21 to 18.

Erdan explained that “civilians well trained in the use of weapons provide reinforcement in the struggle against terrorism”, while Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called for every resident to carry a gun, and was even photographed traveling the city carrying a Glock 23.

In addition, the overwhelming majority of terror attacks in Israel are stopped by armed civilians, not law enforcement. For example, the terrorists in the 2016 Sarona market attack were stopped by armed passersby. A pistol-carrying tour guide put an end to the 2017 ramming attack in Arnona that left four soldiers dead.

Bold mine, natch—which underlines another home-truth disruption of liberal-fascist delusion, one reducible to a bumper-sticker slogan: cops ain’t bodyguards. Or try this: call for a cop, call for an ambulance, call for a pizza. See who gets there quickest. Want another? When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

Beyond LaPierre’s succinct and undeniable line and the others I quoted above, we got a million of ’em, Lefties—every last one of them nothing but the plain and simple truth, boiled down to short phrases even you ought to be able to comprehend.

And yet. Meanwhile, back in the real world:

Gun control has been proven to be a dismal failure in Israel. The Israeli Arab communities are rife with illegal weapons, with some police estimates putting the number of unlicensed weapons in the Arab sector as high as 500,000. Think about that for a second: The most heavily guarded borders in the world and a highly professional Shin Bet are still not enough to prevent criminals from obtaining illegal firearms.

When terrorists attacked a school in Maalot in 1974, Israel did not declare every school a gun-free zone. It passed a law mandating armed security in schools, provided weapons training to teachers and today runs frequent active shooter drills. There have been only two school shootings since then, and both have ended with teachers killing the terrorists.

Which is EXACTLY what any sensible person would expect.

Best give it up, libtards, and with a quickness. You have neither logic, nor facts, nor history, nor integrity on your side. You’re liars, you’re treacherous, you’re snakes; after years and years of hearing you falsely deny any desire to eliminate the 2A, obscuring your real intentions with fork-tongued blather about “common sense gun control,” we know it now, and will never, ever trust you with anything at all. Certainly not with something as important as our unalienable right to keep and bear arms.

You aren’t getting our guns. Not now, not ever. Better back the fuck off before you get hurt.

(Via CDB)

Update! Not getting them. Period.

The Florida House blocked an attempt to take up a bill that would ban assault rifles. The vote came on the same day survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High shooting traveled to Tallahassee to plead with legislators for gun control reform.

As the post says, it wasn’t even close: 71-36, with 13 abstentions. Serious kudos to the Florida legislators for refusing to be stampeded.

(Via Aesop)

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Diversity Bollards

I’m sure we’re all BAFFLED as to motive.

So there will be more empty seats round the Christmas table this year, after an “Australian citizen” mowed down pedestrians at the junction of Flinders Street and Elizabeth Street in Melbourne. The casualties include “a pre-schooler with serious head injuries”. The “Australian citizen” (I presume this designation is being used to emphasize that he’s entirely eligible to serve in Mr Turnbull’s cabinet) did it deliberately, but relax, lighten up, there’s no need to worry because, according to Victoria’s police commissioner, all this terrifying terror is “not terror-related”.

You’ll recall there was a previous “vehicle attack” in downtown Melbourne earlier this year, after which the authorities ordered up the bollardization of every pedestrianized precinct in the vicinity. As Andrew Bolt writes:

All the bollards put up after six people were killed in Bourke St Mall in January have not stopped this.

After the Halloween jihadist killed eight people on a bike path in Lower Manhattan, New York’s bollardizers commanded similarly extravagant installation of Diversity Bollards up and down the city.

Alternatively, instead of attempting to ring-fence every potential target – ie, everything and everyone – with Diversity Bollards, we could try installing bollards where they matter – around the civilized world.

Better yet, around the Muslim world instead. Failing that, Trump’s Big Beautiful Wall ought to suffice.

But the second part of Steyn’s post is where things really go careening around the bend into full-on bughouse insanity.

Speaking of non-terror-related Muslims, there’s a hot new hashtag trending in Britain called #AVeryMerryMuslimChristmas. This derives from the title of a new report by Westminster’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims. “A Very Merry Muslim Christmas” purports to demonstrate that almost all Christian charity in fact comes from Muslims:

What we hear even less about is the ‘Muslim Merry Christmas’. The soup kitchens, the food banks, the Christmas dinners, the New Year clean up – work Muslim charities will be busy doing during the Christmas period.

Yeah, you Islamophobes thought that the “Muslim Merry Christmas” consisted of shooting up churches in Egypt and Pakistan, and mowing down shoppers in Berlin markets and Melbourne intersections, and self-detonating at Port Authority Bus Terminal. But you’ve got it all wrong: Allah is the reason for the season. Without him, this whole Christmas thing would be a total bust.

And that right there is why the West can’t have nice things—or a peaceable existence free of monthly Muzz-rat terror attacks in our own damned countries. Read on, though, because as incredible as it seems, it gets worse. The picture Steyn posts of St Paul’s cathedral in Melbourne is nothing short of sickening.

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Pressure

More on Jerusalem, the rightful capital of the Jewish state of Israel.

Trump’s move applied pressure to the PLO’s Palestinian Authority in exactly the way that the left had wanted pressure to be applied to Israel. He did to the PLO, what Obama had been doing to Israel by covertly backing the PA’s statehood moves.

The double standard is that pressuring Israel in this way is deemed a very good thing because the Jews are somehow the obstacles to peace. While pressuring the PLO is a terrible thing because that will destroy the cause of peace.

Why is pressuring Israel a good thing and pressuring Islamic terrorists a bad thing?

That’s the bias that needs addressing.

Because the Left looooves them some Moslem savages and loathes the only functioning, civilized democracy in the Middle East, that’s why.

Update! Of course, the Deep State is still gonna Deep State:

The United States still will not formally recognize Jerusalem as being located in Israel on official documents, maps, and passports, despite President Donald Trump’s announcement earlier this week that America is formally recognizing the holy city as Israel’s capital, according to State Department officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the matter.

Despite Trump’s declaration, which was formally codified on Wednesday into U.S. policy, the State Department is taking a more nuanced position on the matter, drawing some ire in Congress among pro-Israel lawmakers who accuse the State Department of undermining Trump’s efforts.

State Department officials this week had difficulty stating as fact that Jerusalem is located within Israel, instead trying to parse the issue as still subject to diplomatic negotiations.

It’s a two-fer for them: they get to make an empty, futile gesture towards thwarting Trump, and they also get to thumb their noses at Israel into the bargain. And being Progtards and all, they don’t care in the least how their self-defeating foolishness makes them look:

State Department officials who spoke to the Free Beacon about the situation said that while it supports Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, it is not yet at the point where it will list Jerusalem as part of Israel on passports, maps, and official documents. This means that official documents, such as passports, will not, at this point, list “Jerusalem, Israel” as a place that exists.

As always, their argument really isn’t with Trump or any other sane, sensible person. Their argument is with reality.

Updated update! Oh, THIS is gonna leave a mark.

As the chicken-hearted, yellow-bellied, lily-livered, gutless and spineless leaders of Western Civilization from Western Europe to New Zealand now shake and tremble in the face of a simple truth that they all know — that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel — we may expect to hear the meme interminably day-and-night, until the next television or movie icon’s pants fall, that “This decision now threatens the Middle East ‘Peace Process.’” For the last fifty years, someone in a European capital and in the U.S. State Department has uttered that sentence at least once weekly. If Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston divorce, it will endanger the Middle East peace process. If Megyn Kelly ever gets ratings on NBC, it will endanger the Middle East peace process. If Hillary Clinton admits that she knowingly spoliated those emails and that they had nothing to do with yoga, yogurt, or Chelsea’s wedding, it will endanger the Middle East peace process. If Netflix raises its prices again, it will endanger the Middle East peace process. If Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce, it will endanger the Middle East peace process. If Eli Manning does not start for the New York Giants, or if Colin Kaepernick does start anywhere, it will endanger the Middle East peace process. If Bill Clinton admits that he raped Juanita Broaddrick, it will endanger the Middle East peace process.

So, while other experts debate the meme, let us share a secret: There is no Middle East “peace process” and there has not been a “Middle East peace process” for decades. It is a sham

Couldn’t have said it better myself. More inconvenient truth:

Arafat and his cronies, chief among them Mahmoud Abbas, the current Palestinian Authority dictator who now is entering the thirteenth year of his four-year elected term in office, never wanted a final agreement that would recognize the permanent existence of a non-Muslim, Jewish-majority country in the Middle East. There never was a “Middle East Peace Process.” Rather, it was a “Piece Process”: Fool one American President to get us a piece of the Sinai, the next to get us a piece of the Golan Heights, the next to get a piece of Gaza. There never was a “Peace Process” — and, if one simply pauses to contemplate the reality of the terrain and the demography, the painful conclusion is that a “Two-State Solution” is best when not contemplated. Consider:

Before June 1967, an Arab Muslim polity (Egypt) held Gaza, an Arab Muslim polity (Syria) held the Golan Heights, and an Arab Muslim polity (Jordan) held Judea and Samaria (misnomered the “West Bank”). Yet in 1964, three years before June 1967, the Arab world created the “Palestine Liberation Organization” (PLO). Which “Palestine” did that “organization” set about to “liberate” in 1964? Not Gaza, Golan, and Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”). Jordanian Olympic athletes were not attacked for “occupying the West Bank.” Nor were Egyptian school children for “occupying Gaza.” Nor Syrian civilians for “occupying the Golan.” Rather, all PLO terror attacks, from the PLO’s 1964 founding through June 1967, aimed within pre-June 1967 IsraelThat is what the PLO was organized to liberate: the “Palestine” that is Israel. Not Gaza, Golan, nor Judea and Samaria.

Bingo. If the “Palestinians” were anything other than implacably opposed to the idea of peaceful coexistence with Israel, they could’ve had it long, long ago. Instead, they cling to the same old dream they always have cherished: the destruction of Israel, and the genocide of the Jews. It’s the same dream they were promised by their Arab “brethren,” none of whom are in the least amenable to offering up a chunk of their own ample land for a “Palestinian” state, when the modern state of Israel was established. Fischer is correct: there is no “peace process.” It’s a sham, a subterfuge, and a very, very bad joke, and it has never been—nor will it ever be—anything more.

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“Is there any reason to believe that acquiescing to Arab demands will lead to peace?”

No. No, there is not.

In April of this year, when Russia declared its recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the announcement was met with deafening silence by the Arab world. Why, then, the roars of protestations at the same simple acknowledgment by the United States?

Threats by Turkey and other countries in the Arab League to sever diplomatic relations with the U.S. over the issue prove once again that in our time the world has made the Middle East safe for hypocrisy.

If we are looking toward our own best interests, there are good diplomatic and constitutional reasons to countenance Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. First and foremost is historical reality and common sense. As law professor Eugene Kontorovich, an expert on international law and policy, pointed out last month in testimony before Congress, “One of the main reasons for the failure to reach a peace deal is the unspoken assumption that protracted and repeated Palestinian rejectionism costs them nothing diplomatically, while creating constraints for Israel.

Every country in the world has had the right to designate the capital of its choice, with Israel the lone exception. Congress recognized this anomaly over two decades ago, when it passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995. (The vote was 93-5 in the Senate and 374-37 in the House.) The Act noted that. “Jerusalem is the seat of Israel’s President, Parliament, and Supreme Court, and most of its ministries and cultural institutions” – and that since the reunification of the city in 1967, religious freedom has been guaranteed to every faith.

Which would assuredly NOT be the case were the Paleosimians ever to take over.

Screw them. With their moronic intransigence; their refusal to recognize Israel’s right to exist on land their forebears possessed for long millennia before anybody even thought of a name to call the primitive Jordanians and other miscellaneous Arabs squatting there; their duplicitous charade of “peace talks” which always end in their flat rejection of meaningful offers of compromise, each and every time; their neverending campaign of mindless, brutal terrorism against Israelis; their clinging to the ugly dream of genocide for the Jews—with all these things, they prove themselves not just unworthy of any “two-state solution,” but of any sympathy or concern for them on the part of any civilized person at all.

Israel is the ancient ancestral homeland of the Jewish people. Jerusalem is and of right ought to be its capital. Period fucking dot. Turkey, the Arab League, the “Palestinians,” American libtards, and any and every Jew-hating Moslem goat-humper worldwide who might be shrieking and bitching over this long-overdue move can all go bite a fart. And if Trump tells ’em so, in those exact words—well, that’ll be jake with me.

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