Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Nazi-Funded Community Odorizers Stink Up the Joint

In the Tradition of Their Capone/Alinsky/Obama Heritage

A Mobster's Rent-a-Mob

Lifezette: "A newly formed left-wing activist group with ties to liberal billionaire George Soros invaded the lobby of the conservative Heritage Foundation on Tuesday morning, causing security and police to scramble to the Massachusetts Avenue building in Washington, D.C.  But besides being loud and obnoxious, the organized protesters — apparently bused in from an airport — did little harm.
Staffers inside the Heritage Foundation trolled the protesters by holding "Repeal Obamacare" signs in the fourth-floor windows.
That enraged the protesters, who began cursing and "flipping the bird" at bemused Heritage staffers.
The protesters were remarkably organized. They got off buses, declined to speak to members of the media, and later marched to a church to hear activists speak. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, also spoke to People's Action at the church.
The group then protested in front of the White House, where members risked arrest by lining arms in front of building's North Lawn gate. Group members claimed on Twitter as many as 1,200 people showed up for the day of action, which also included going to congressional offices.
Besides having a dirty carpet in their lobby, Heritage officials took the event in stride and brushed off the protest.
"Liberal activists stormed our offices on Capitol Hill to protest Heritage's Blueprint for Balance and our recommendations to the Trump administration," said Sarah Mills, a Heritage spokeswoman. "The Heritage Foundation and conservatives across the country will not be bullied or silenced by staged protesters backed by progressive special interest groups connected to George Soros.".......

Soros is the only original Nazi still active in politics and funded much of the recent violence.

"But I'm not a National Socialist anymore. I'm an International Socialist now!"
Heritage Speaks:

"President Donald Trump recently released his first budget blueprint, “America First: A Budget to Make America Great Again.” Trump’s budget outlines his administration’s priorities for discretionary spending.
According to several news reports, the Trump administration relied on The Heritage Foundation’s 2017 “Blueprint for Balance” to generate some of the key concepts outlined in Trump’s proposal.
“The proposed cuts hew closely to a blueprint published last year by the conservative Heritage Foundation,” The Hill reports.
“Many of the White House proposal’s ideas are identical to a budget blueprint Heritage drew up last year,” The Intercept writes.

And shortly before the release of Heritage's new 2018 Blueprint for Balance, The Washington Post wrote that the “Trump budget owes a huge debt” to Heritage. The piece explains that the administration “turned to … the Heritage Foundation — for inspiration” when formulating plans for the president’s skinny budget.

The Post also wrote that when the administration rolls out more detailed plans for tax and spending, Heritage could once “again display its influence.”
There are 53 specific instances where Trump’s proposed budget blueprint mirrors Heritage’s suggestions.
Some of the suggestions the Trump administration adopted from Heritage’s “Blueprint for Balance” include the following:
  • Eliminating the Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Eliminating the National Endowment for Arts
  • Reducing funding for Environmental Protection Agency programs
  • Eliminating or reducing over 20 categorical programs that do not address national needs
  • Terminating funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, reduces spending on Formula Grants
  • Eliminating competitive project grant programs
Paul Winfree, a former Heritage Foundation expert and now the White House’s director of budget policy and deputy director of the Domestic Policy Council, played a role in drafting Trump’s budget blueprint.
Winfree served as lead author on Heritage’s February 2016 budget blueprint.
Before the election, Heritage scholars created the blueprint for the incoming president and Congress to implement conservative policies, according to Romina Boccia, deputy director of Heritage’s Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and Grover M. Hermann research fellow.
“It’s reassuring to see that many of Heritage’s policy proposals are reflected by the administration in the president’s recent budget request,” Boccia said.

“Our country needs the serious reforms outlined in the ‘Blueprint for Balance’ in order to rein in the bloated Washington bureaucracy, strengthen national defense, and unleash economic growth and economic freedom,” she added.

Trump is scheduled to release his full budget in May, which will include not only discretionary spending but also mandatory spending, a tax plan, and additional policy proposals.".......

"Forget the riff-raff in the lobby--we've got work to do!"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"Shutdown": You Say That Like It's a Bad Thing

You Call it a"Shutdown", We Call It "Swamp-Draining"

The American Spectator: "Trump has submitted a budget, and with some changes, the House will pass it. But whether it can survive a Democratic filibuster in the Senate remains to be seen, and that’s what would precipitate the “shutdown.”

Even then, there’s a good chance Trump can insulate the critical and high profile services that might build opposition. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he can keep the government going even without a shutdown, but, in fact, even a partial shutdown plays precisely into the Trump agenda and his campaign promises of draining the swamp. Trump’s base, as well as “swing voters” who are fed up with out of control spending, would, of course, be cheered by such a move. Moreover, such a shutdown plays into Trump’s hands by giving him every excuse to slash funding to “sanctuary cities,” to bloated university programs, to global warming science grants, and on and on. Social Security checks will continue, the military will be funded, and necessary services will hum along while grants to study the sex life of the fruit bat will not. Deep State bureaucrats who so depend on the federal government for their very existence would be the ones most hurt. In short, Trump can not only make even a partial shutdown look like the Democrats’ fault but shield many of the (normally) loudest voices from the pain.

More important, every minute the bloated government is shut down reinforces the perception of Trump as a businessman who cuts the fat, extracts more efficiency, and makes the U.S. government more like a business. Unlike the Clinton/Gingrich shutdown battle, the control over what sectors of the government get their money is in the hands of a Republican president, not a Democrat who held up funds on the most visible and sympathetic programs. Trump would relish starving all the non-essential offices like PBS and NPR or global-warming science grants.

Trump’s critics tell us of a looming catastrophe. Trump responds, “Please don’t throw me in that briar patch,” and marches inexorably forward with his agenda.".......

Government Gets in the Way

Obama's Wall

Obama ordered government employees to go out of their way to block veterans' access,
then stand around chatting 

Shutdown or no shutdown, what is Speaker Ryan doing in Europe? And why is Ryan catering to the lowest common denominator instead of Leading out of strength? Why isn't Congress treating this like the Chance of a Lifetime, something we've worked for forever, not some country club dance? Why aren't we putting up bills to get Democrats on record? Why aren't we fighting for what we believe? Don't get me wrong--I'm glad the Freedom Caucus stopped RynoCare, but I don't see a sense of urgency.

President Trump should rescind Obama's OUTRAGEOUS healthcare waiver for Congress. That would focus their minds. And Trump needs to get his appointee process going. He's still governing with Obama's bureaucracy.

Get off you asses, boys and girls, and help him.

And don't be afraid of the Usual Suspect Swamp Creatures. Nobody. Is. Listening. Anymore.
"Oh, please don't make me fire half the bureaucrats in D.C., Br'er Democrat!"

Monday, April 24, 2017

Bad Luck Barry

Let Him Be Clear

"Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”"--Robert A. Heinlein

Via The Prof: "Over the past year, 74 percent of Venezuelans lost an average of nearly 20 pounds each, reports The Economist. The military controls the country’s food supply, and the result is widespread malnourishment and, of course, corruption. Venezuela’s hospitals have more in common with those in Aleppo than with those of an oil-rich, emerging economy. As the Guardian reported last year, children are suffering from malnourishment for the first time in the country’s modern history; there are outbreaks of scabies, a disease easily prevented with basic hygienic practices; hospitals are running out of even basic drugs. Caracas is the murder capital of the world. Corruption has infected the country wholesale even as it has created a new class of kleptocratic oligarchs linked to the security services."

Meanwhile, Barack Obama is headed back to the City Where it All Started.

No, not Nairobi. No--not Jakarta. Chicago.

That's where the Community Organizing skills of Al Capone attracted Community Organizer Saul Alinsky, which in turn attracted Community Organizer Barack Obama.

The Unbroken Line

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Good News

John 14:26-27 New King James Version Bible (NKJV)

26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

We receive this, Your Word, Lord Jesus, Amen and Amen!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

If Only We Had Some Way to Change Laws We Don't Like--Oh, Wait, We Do; It's Called "Representative Government by Popular Election".

White Supremacism Ain't What It Used To Be, Senator de León

“It has become abundantly clear that Attorney General Sessions and the Trump administration are basing their law enforcement policies on principles of white supremacy – not American values. Their constant and systematic targeting of diverse cities and states goes beyond constitutional norms and will be challenged at every level.”--California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León

“If lawmakers do not like the laws they’ve passed and we are charged to enforce—then they should have the courage and skill to change the laws. Otherwise they should shut up and support the men and women on the front lines.”--Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly
"Voy a ejecutar fielmente las leyes de los Estados Unidos de America..."
That's quite a White Supremacist Conspiracy you got there, Mr. de León. It even includes Barack Obama and the Entire Democratic Party.

You see, they once had complete control of the White House and both Houses of Congress--including a 60-vote Senate, something President Trump doesn't even have. They could written or repealed any immigration law they wished. Any. I guess Trump and Putin got to them somehow.

Yet as leader of the Democrat Party, Grand Dragon Hussein and his Blue Dog Kleagle Beagles failed to dismantle these White Supremacy immigration laws you so dislike. Wow--the Conspiracy runs really deep, Senator de León. We'll see you down at the Klan Lodge tonight, Barry.

President Trump's Immigration Policy is this: Enforcing the Existing Law.

You call that "beyond constitutional norms". Umm--that IS the Constitutional norm, Cliff.

As the top California legislator, isn't it the constitutional norm that you expect the laws you pass to be obeyed in California? Or can localities ignore the ones they choose? That's the logic of your position.

In fact, it was Obama's One-Man Decrees which were beyond Constitutional norms. They were merely ad hoc gibberish, anti-constitutional efforts to avoid his actual Constitutional duty to faithfully execute the Existing Laws. You just got so used to the laws being flouted, subverted and ignored that you assumed that this was now the New Normal.

President Trump is faithfully executing our laws because he took an oath to do so. That seems strange and other-worldly to you, because you haven't seen it in so long.

American voters passed those immigration laws through their representatives, over many years, with both parties and they were signed by many presidents. When you claim "sanctuary", you are really claiming sanctuary not from law enforcement, but from those voters--your fellow citizens.

"Sanctuary" is just a warm and fuzzy way to say "We're Above the Law."

And if that's how we're going to play the game, then I want Sanctuary Cities for Environmental Regulations and Sanctuary States for Traditional Marriage. You can't hog all the good sanctuary for yourself, Mr. Leader.

"You write 'em, not me."
Secretary Kelly nailed it. Convince your fellow citizens. Elect your candidates--honestly, for a change. Then write new laws if you wish.

But if you do, you will expect that those laws be obeyed. Just like we expect for the existing law now.

Or would that make you a Brown Supremacist?

"California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León, noted Brown Supremacist."

It's not fun to be called a racist, is it, Mr. Leader? Instead of name-calling, why not just do your job instead? And if you've forgotten what that is, here's the job description:

"I, ______, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter."

Fill in the blank, Senator.
"Don't make me come over there and...hey; are you going to finish that sammitch?"

Earth Day? No Way! Happy EARTHA Day, Everybody!




Happy Day, Miss Eartha.

South Dakota UPDATE: Charges Filed

Via Jawa Report:

Update :04/22/17 : Busteded!
A Sioux Falls man who posted a Facebook video showing him brandishing several guns has been arrested and charged with making a terrorist threat.

Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber, 45, was involved in an incident April 9 at an anti-Muslim event in Sioux Falls.
Jaber was videotaping the event and was asked to leave. According to a release from the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office, Jaber reportedly was carrying a handgun at the time.".......
Caught a meth charge, too. Hmmm.

The guy could have protested and disagreed all day long. But when he made threats and waved his arsenal around, he crossed the line. Prolly high, too.

I've been quite harsh on these authorities in previous posts, so I apologize to them and thank them for Doing the Right Thing.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Good News: Democrats Vote for Insurance Reform. The Bad News: The "Reform" is Life Insurance Payouts for Suicide Bombers

Blood Money Legislators: The Double Indemnity Democrats
"Welcome to Omar Life Insurance Agency! Also Death Insurance Agency!"
WND: "Ilhan Omar, the 34-year-old community organizer who came to America as a refugee from Somalia, was touted by Democrats as a model success story.
“From a refugee camp to the State Capitol with intelligence and insight,” beamed former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, who endorsed Omar. “This is a wonderful story to tell as Americans, and a great source of pride for the state of Minnesota’s open arms.”
But on Thursday Omar made her mark in another way.
She was one of only two members of the Minnesota State House to vote against a bill that would allow life insurance companies to deny payouts to the beneficiaries of terrorists who die in violent attacks on Americans.
The House voted 127-2 to pass the bill, which now moves on to a vote in the State Senate.
Omar, who represents the heavily immigrant Cedar Riverside area of Minneapolis, was joined by fellow Democratic Rep. John Lesch of St. Paul in voting against the bill.
Omar’s vote sticks out because at least 42 Somali refugees have been confirmed by the FBI to have left the U.S. to join overseas terrorist organizations, including al-Shabab, the al-Qaida affiliate in Somalia, and ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
"Nationwide is on your side--but we're not."
The Minnesota insurance bill was introduced by Rep. Joe Hoppe, R-Chaska, in response to Syed Farook’s jihadist rampage in San Bernardino, California, in December 2015 in which he shot and killed 14 people and injured 22 at an office Christmas party. Farook made sure his life insurance policies worth $275,000 were valid before conducting the deadly shooting with help from his wife, Tashfeen Malik.
After Farook died in a shootout with police, his mother fought to remain the beneficiary of the life insurance policies. The insurance company balked and the case has gone to court.".......
In fairness, the issue is very important to her constituents--at least those planning suicide missions.

"I got my Mall Stabbing coverage at Mutual of Omar's!"

"And we got our Travel policy there for all our trips to Somalia."

"Hey guys--why do we need refugee status if we're able to safely visit home all the time?"
"Mutual of Omar's bundled my auto insurance with my jihad policy and saved me a bundle!
Sorry--is that my Oldsmobile on your chest?"
"What's the big deal? I pay out these kinds of claims all the time."

There are not two sides to this issue. What Rep. Omar and Rep. Lesch want is for blood money to flow to terrorists' families after they kill you and your neighbors. That's a kind of treason. Funding terrorists is an odd position for Lesch, a Guardsman who wants to be Minnesota's Attorney General. He once proposed vicious dog legislation--but now supports vicious human legislation. And it's damned ungrateful by Omar--is this her thanks for America's refuge? Paying people to kill Americans? What's next? Free Malpractice Insurance for these girl-mutilating "doctors"?

What a disgrace. It's hard to say which one is worse:

Omar married her brother
in the commission of  immigration fraud
Lesch reviews Syed Farook's insurance policy
 looking for loopholes to get him more money

"Does your insurance company have a Safe-Igniting Bonus Check?
Or a Name-Your-Own-Hostage-Price Tool?
I Keel You!--but not before I buy some Democrat Death Wish insurance!"

I can't help but contrast these two extremist legislators to Indian River's Rep. Brian Mast.
 Following his father's footsteps into the Army for 12 years, he lost his legs to an Iranian IED while about to pull a fellow soldier from a river, exhibiting
patriotism, service, heroism, courage and duty.
I can't decide which one is better, legislator or soldier:


Ann Goes To Berkeley--A Re-Imagining: I've Seen This Movie Before

Neither Civil Nor Right

Ann Coulter is going to the Berkeley Campus as scheduled with her security detail.

Officials at the school explain why now just isn't a good time for Miss Coulter's attendance
Governor Howard Dean thoughtfully explains why Free Speech is only for him and his crowd.

Meanwhile, Masked Democrats wait for their next chance to riot and assault their sub-human prey...

...while the local police turn a blind eye at the behest of complicit state and local authorities.
#BeenThereDoneThat. What part of "Self-Evident" don't you understand?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

To Serve and Protect Identity Politics: Police Chief Kafka: "It Was Racism Only, Not Terrorism! He Didn't Say 'Allahu Akbar'--He Said 'In God We Trust'!"

Mixed Motives All Around

Why are so many police chiefs and other officials acting as bodyguards for Islamist motives and defense lawyers for Identity Politics?

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer: "This has nothing to do with terrorism in spite of the statement he made. We believe this is solely based on race." Based on what--wishful thinking?

Kori Ali Muhammad screamed "Allahu Akbar" when arrested. According to former Homicide Detective Rod Wheeler, the shootings were both racist and ISIS-inspired, as Muhammad posted that he was killing for the "kingdom", that is, the Caliphate.

"We will continue to bring destruction and wrath on America until we establish a Kingdom."

Chief Dyer--and the #FakeNews Media--went on to say that Muhammad shouted "God is Great!"


This is the Ethnic Cleansing of the Actual Language to hide his Islamist motive. It seems like only a matter of time before our officials start translating 'Allahu Akbar' as "In God We Trust".

Yes, he was clearly a racist killer also. Yes, he targeted four white men. But he also had an ISIS-inspired terrorist motive as well. And there is a large overlap between white Americans and infidels anyway.

If Dylann Roof hated both Christians and black people, what would you think if police insisted the Charleston Shootings were strictly a case of religious bigotry?

If Chico's drug-dealer sleeps with his girlfriend, Chico might rob him for money--and revenge!

They're called "mixed motives", Officer Krupke. And the good guys seem to have them, too.

If an Islamist goes to his meat-packing job in Oklahoma and beheads a co-worker because of Islamism and a job dispute, it's still terrorism, not just "workplace violence".

That was the Kafka-esque claim at Fort Hood, where Maj. Hassan was repeatedly promoted upwards because officials were more scared of the PC Thought-Police in Washington D.C. than the Terrorist Down the Hall.

And from way, way back in 2015: "At the time, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said it appeared that Mohammad had carried out the attack as retribution for being kicked out of a study group. Nothing suggested terror, he said at the time. But Thursday the FBI said at the time that among the myriad items found in his backpack — zip ties, glass breaker and a knife — they located a photocopy of an ISIS flag."
College Fix: "Echoing the feds’ contradictory statement, UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland sent an email Thursday to the campus community that also downplayed the role ISIS played..."

Here's a related story: Wife-beater's delight: Authorities shield abuser from justice to keep him from being deported
"Assistant District Attorney Steve Fein, described the plea deal to The Daily Beast as a fair outcome, noting that accessory after the fact is also a felony, though not a violent one that would place Gattani at risk of being deported back to his native India. Fein indicated that his boss, Santa Clara District Attorney Jeff Rosen, seeks to avoid such deportations.".......

Just this week, South Dakota authorities punted on a gun-waving, threat-spewing Saudi AINO (American in Name Only), while police in Berkeley hide from leftist skinheads, aiding and abetting their Klanish crimes. Even yesterday's Paris cop-killer terrorist had just been released by authorities for his previous crime: planning to be a Paris cop-killer terrorist.

Police, military, D.A.s, judges, administrators, legislators, mayors and media--all committed to calling things what they aren't or ignoring Inconvenient Truths or pursuing Careerism or extreme runaway Identity Politics.

To Serve and Protect...Who? ...or What?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

We're All Bostonians Today

Boston Strong, Boston Proud

From Brookline to Southie, let the word go forth; ask not what your country can do for you; ask "What is Wicked Pissah?"

A: These guys:

 Marine Jose Luis Sanchez of Texas

National Guardsman Earl Granville carries his running partner Andi Piscopo

Turkey Day: Democracy--It's What's For Dinner

Basting Away

"Not only did these European Turks vote far more heavily in favor of Yes than their countrymen back home, they also voted more heavily Yes than just about any other Turkish expatriate community. Life in liberal Europe is not having the impact people hoped—Turks in Europe are not any less nationalistic, less authoritarian or less Islamist than their compatriots at home—rather they are more of all these things. If assimilation is failing with long established Turks in affluent, full employment Germany, what can we expect with other communities in less prosperous European countries? Europe...a continent that recently thought it had left history behind."--The American Interest

Mark Steyn: "As they used to say way back when in the long Ottoman twilight, the Turk is the sick man of Europe. Following this weekend's Caliph-for-Life referendum, the Turk is sicker than ever. But he's no longer of Europe, and instead is exiting for a destination dark and catastrophic for almost all his neighbors.
Sultan Erdoğan - who, a mere 15 years ago, was banned from holding political office - has now succeeded in dismantling almost every defining element of the Kemalist republic. What replaces it will be a crude strongman state in service of Islamic imperialism. ... In fairness to the new Caliph, ever since he emerged from his semi-pro footballing career to run for Mayor of Istanbul, he's played a more cunning game than the stan-of-the-month loons. As he said in one of his most famous soundbites, democracy is a bus you ride to the stop you want - and then you get off. And he was quite happy to take the scenic route, stop by stop by stop. ...
The fundamental problem is not Turkish democracy, but Turkish demography. Whether or not demography is always destiny, it certainly is in a democratic age. You can have a functioning democracy in a relatively homogeneous society in which parties compete over tax policy and health care. But, when a nation is divided into two groups with fundamentally opposing views of what that society is or should be, then democracy becomes tribal, and the size of the tribe determines the outcome. ...
As you'll recall, Kemal Atatürk was born Mustafa Kemal. The new moniker was a title bestowed on him by the post-Ottoman parliament. Atatürk means "Father of the Turks". Alas, he wasn't father of enough of them. ...What lessons does Turkey offer for France or Germany, Sweden or Britain? Look at, say, French natives as Rumelian Turks and French Muslims as Anatolians. In 2012, the Muslim vote for M Hollande was larger than his margin of victory over Sarkozy. On those numbers, it's asking a lot of a candidate to forego identity-group pandering. Ultimately, in Turkey as elsewhere, demography trumps democracy.".......

Rigged elections also trump democracy--and Erdogan rigged this one. What kind of strongman would allow an honest vote in a "Make Me a Strongman!"-election?

Steyn's demographic point still holds, though. In this follow-up Steyn Post #10 video, Fun For Young and Old, Mark notes that in contradiction of the Conventional Wisdom, Marine Le Pen is doing very well among younger French voters. The Right was supposedly for the old and stodgy, and young voters are supposedly Property of the Left, but many of them see their country slipping away.

I'm sure I would disagree strongly with Le Pen on many things, but the reigning Leftist Establishment has so thoroughly wrecked the world that I can't fault any European electorate who feels their national existence is hanging in the balance. It is.

I wish President Trump hadn't congratulated Erdogan on his "victory", but it's probably just a Realpolitik nod to someone who can make trouble for us in Syria and flood Europe with "refugees" again. Regardless, Trump will never be Erdogan's Boy Toy like Comrade O was.

"Yes, We Can, my sweet, sweet pet."
If only we had someone who had thought deeply about these issues...

Ronald Reagan's Commencement Address at Eureka College:

"So we worry a little about the class of '57, we who are older and have known another day. We worry that perhaps someday you might not resist as strongly as we would if someone decides to tell you what you can read in a newspaper, or hear on the radio, or hear from a speaker's platform, or what you can say or what you can think. So there are terms and conditions to the will, and one of the terms is your own eternal vigilance guarding against restrictions on our American freedom.

You today are smarter than we were. You are better educated and better informed than we were twenty-five years ago. And that is part of your heritage. You enjoy these added benefits because, more than 100 years ago near this very spot, a man plunged an ax into a tree and said, "here we will build a school for our children." ...

Now today as you prepare to leave your Alma Mater, you go into a world in which, due to our carelessness and apathy, a great many of our freedoms have been lost. It isn't that an outside enemy has taken them. It's just that there is something inherent in government which makes it, when it isn't controlled, continue to grow. So today for every seven of us sitting here in this lovely outdoor theater, there is one public servant, and 31 cents of every dollar earned in America goes in taxes. ...

Class of 1957, it will be part of the terms of the will for you to take stock in the days to come, because we enjoy a form of government in which mistakes can be rectified. The dictator can never admit he was wrong, but we are blessed with a form of government where we can call a halt, and say, "Back up. Let's take another look." Remember that every government service, every offer of government financed security, is paid for in the loss of personal freedom. I am not castigating government and business for those many areas of normal cooperation, for those services that we know we must have and that we do willingly support. ...But in the days to come whenever a voice is raised telling you to let the government do it, analyze very carefully to see whether the suggested service is worth the personal freedom which you must forego in return for such service.

There are many well-meaning people today who work at placing an economic floor beneath all of us so that no one shall exist below a certain level or standard of living, and certainly we don't quarrel with this. But look more closely and you may find that all too often these well-meaning people are building a ceiling above which no one shall be permitted to climb and between the two are pressing us all into conformity, into a mold of standardized mediocrity. ... 

Democracy with the personal freedoms that are ours we hold literally in trust for that day when we shall have fulfilled our destiny and brought mankind a great and long step from the swamps. Can we deliver it to our children? Democracy depends upon service voluntarily rendered, money voluntarily contributed. ...

This democracy of ours which sometimes we've treated so lightly, is more than ever a comfortable cloak, so let us not tear it asunder, for no man knows once it is destroyed where or when he will find its protective warmth again.".......
Good idea!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Last Night in South Dakota": The New York Times Goes Full-Goebbels, WaPo Goes Dark

To Our Self-Neutering News Media: Does Anybody Remember "Truthiness"?

"News, news, news, news..."
Here's the Times' new motto:

Daily Caller: "The New York Times has given precious space on its op-ed page to a Palestinian man leading a hunger strike in an Israeli prison. But the essay, from Marwan Barghouti, leaves out one crucial fact: he is in prison because he was convicted of killing five Israelis in terrorist attacks more than a decade ago. A footnote to the op-ed describes Barghouti only as “a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian,” omitting any reference to his 2004 terrorism conviction. ...
He was convicted in 2004 of orchestrating three separate terrorist attacks in Israel in 2001 and 2002. He was implicated in several other attacks, but was acquitted due to a lack of evidence.
Barghouti is reportedly the head of Tanzim, a military offshoot of Fatah, the party founded by Yasser Arafat. He is also reported to be one of the founders of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, a militant group that operated during the Al-Aqsa Intifada, a Palestinian uprising against the Israeli government which left more than 4,000 Israelis and Palestinians dead between 2000 and 2005.".......

If you are going to let a New Holocaust advocate use your Editorial Page, maybe you should mention he's a terrorist killer. Especially when you heroically proclaim "The truth matters more now than ever".

Springtime for Sulzberger: Carlos and Pinch at an Editorial Board Meeting
Meanwhile, back at the Post, where "Democracy Dies in Darkness!"...

Ace of Spades: "Yesterday the Detroit News published a story about a woman who wears a hijab being arrested for performing female genital mutilation on two girls. Those girls' culture was not mentioned, but there's only one large culture that practices this butchery. Here's what the Washington Post has to say about it: 

"Democracy dies in darkness" Imagine that's your paper's motto then you publish this paragraph.".......

Ah--the Unbearable Irony of Self-Castration in a story about Forcible Castration.

This is the surgical removal of facts from their reporting, not to facilitate debate, but to stifle debate of real, live actual Inconvenient Truths. The Post is actually leaving its readers knowing less than when they began reading.

The Washington Post--Subtracting From the Sum of Human Knowledge!

The worst thing about this: It's a half-step to simply not reporting these crimes at all.
"The Washington Post: Democracy Yada, Yada, Yada."
Meanwhile, from the Tribal Badlands of Pakistan South Dakota, here's a story that neither paper is covering. Via Pam Geller:

Brannon Howse: "On Sunday night, April 9, 2017, we held our Worldview Weekend rally in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. ... Apparently an Islamic group in Sioux Falls held an event about 10 days before we arrived. The local paper reported that: 'Taneeza Islam, a local immigration lawyer and organizer for the local Muslim community, mentioned the upcoming talk during a panel on hate crimes Thursday at the downtown library in Sioux Falls. She cited speakers like Howse and Hadian as part of a prejudicial undercurrent that inspires fear among ethnic minorities nationwide.'
We were informed by the Sioux Falls Police Department that the Islamic Center of Sioux Falls South Dakota had filed for a permit to protest outside our Worldview Weekend rally. Joining me would be my friend, Shahram Hadian. Shahram is a former Muslim from Iran. One of our off duty police officers approached this man that was holding a Koran, filming our event and wearing a T-shirt that said he was a Muslim. The officer asked the man to stop filming as we had announced at the beginning of the conference that no audio or video recording would be permitted. Upon being approached, the man announced immediately that he was leaving. The officer asked him if he had a concealed weapon on his person to which he said he did. The man also told the officer he was live streaming on Facebook. When the officer asked his name he told the officer “John Smith, the Muslim John Smith.” The Muslim man then proceeded out to his car in the parking lot where he filmed two more Facebook live videos. He was clearly angry and discussed that Shahram and I were promoting books. He seemed very upset with the resources he saw on our resource tables. He then began showing the camera 3 pistols, two assault weapons, and what appeared to be an extended magazine. With the brandishing of each weapon to the camera he said “be afraid” or “be terrified.” In fact, he said “be terrified” twice. Now how is that not a terroristic threat? Please remember, he is in the parking lot of our Christian conference that is being attended by some 500 men, women and children. The attendees included a state representative and a state senator. ...
When I called the Sioux Falls Police Department to file a formal complaint and obtain a case number, I was discouraged from doing so. The officer informed me that the local prosecutor or state prosector was not going to charge this Muslim man with anything and he was not going to go over their head and file my complaint. I could hardly believe what I was hearing. I believe my civil right was being denied so as not to upset the political chain of command? It took over 24 hours before I was allowed to file a formal complaint that was taken by a higher ranking officer. ...Action Point: We have been told the Attorney General of South Dakota has seen the videos made by this Muslim man. Please call the Attorney General of South Dakota and ask him to charge this Muslim man with making a terroristic threat. Steve Haugaard, an attorney and State Representative has shown us the South Dakota law (See below) that he believes justifies such charges being brought.  Please call the office of the Attorney General and voice your concerns about this incident and the lack of legal action if you feel so led. Please be polite. The AG’s office number is number is (605) 773-3215.".......(Update: "Police chose not to charge the man with any crime. The state’s attorney says he’s still investigating but didn’t see anything criminal in nature on the videos.
The Muslim man, Ehab Jaber, a self-described former resident of Saudi Arabia who works as a server at a local steakhouse in Sioux Falls, was questioned by police and the FBI..."

Why is South Dakota law enforcement failing to enforce the law against threatening? Would they be so cavalier if this nut showed up at one of their events? Why do we need more gun laws if we won't even enforce these? And do we really want to "Let Them In!" as the airport mobs recently howled, if this is the result? And what good is an AWOL Press that hides the identities and actions of terrorists and extremists just when we need truth and light the most?

Democracy does indeed die in darkness. And truth does matter more now than ever. If only they believed their own mottos.

It seems like we only have two parties in America--and not Democrat and Republican. We have one that is acting like a Murder/Suicide Cult and one that wants to Live Life.

Weggies for Truth, Justice and the American Way: We'll do it without you, then.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Letter From a Birmingham Maternity Ward: Genius Babies Prove Conclusively That Grown-Up Liberal Researchers are Obsessed With Race

The Science is Settled!
"Thanks for teaching me about Liberal Shinola, Dad."
"No, son--thank you for teaching me!"

Legal Insurrection: "One of the enduring evils of the regressive insistence that all of society’s ills are rooted in racism is their repeated attacks on children...Racist six-month-old babies were the topic of a recent Tucker Carlson interview with one of the researchers involved in the study.

Tucker: “Now, I’m not a social scientist or a researcher, but it seems unlikely that you could measure the racial attitudes of a three-month-old, beyond like my diaper is dirty kind of thing, or I want some milk. ...From a non-expert point of view, this suggests that these attitudes are not learned behavior but a product of evolutionary biology, but I guess you would know. As someone who would cover politics, though, I’m pretty certain that your study is going to lead to new government programs and government control over babies.”".......

Stop the Racist Babies! Clearly we need Common Sense(tm) Racist Baby Control.
Who is the Real Jerk? Confirmation Bias is still Bias.