Thursday, June 29, 2017

"UN-PRESIDENTIAL"? They Should Know; They Gave Us Eight Years of an Un-President

"Dignity of the Office"? Don't Make Me Laugh

This Rotten Establishment has nine different Russian probes--and not one probe into why Normal Americans loathe them. They don't even have a clue.

When the Most Corrupt Political Class in American History tells me this Mika-business is "un-Presidential", it's time to review what is presidential and what isn't according to our Betters: 

*Using the entire National Security and Law Enforcement apparatus as just another campaign tool? PRESIDENTIAL. 

*Selling Foreign Policy out of the back door at the State Department? PRESIDENTIAL. 

*Paying ransom to Iran? PRESIDENTIAL. 

*Letting the Castro Military Dictatorship tour the DEA Command Center while running cocaine? PRESIDENTIAL. 

*Letting your Attorneys General meet with the Clinton Crime Family on the tarmac and give machine guns to el Chapo? PRESIDENTIAL. 

*Helping Iran point real missiles at America and Israel? PRESIDENTIAL. 

*Tweeting about Mika's phony facelift? HORRIBLY UNPRESIDENTIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

And the same Puppet Press that gave the Democrat assassin directions to the baseball field says Trump is contributing to the tone. tsk, tsk. 

Once upon a time, I would have have cared. Those days are gone. 

My GiveADamn Status: 



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Good News

Psalm 91:1-13 The Message Bible (MSG)
91 1-13 You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
    spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
    I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
    shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
    under them you’re perfectly safe;
    his arms fend off all harm.
Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,
    not flying arrows in the day,
Not disease that prowls through the darkness,
    not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around,
    drop like flies right and left,
    no harm will even graze you.
You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,
    watch the wicked turn into corpses.
Yes, because God’s your refuge,
    the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you,
    harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels
    to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they’ll catch you;
    their job is to keep you from falling.
You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes,
    and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
Lord Jesus, You are my refuge. I trust in You and I'm safe! Be it unto us according to Your Word, Heavenly Father. In Jesus' Name we pray, Amen and amen!

Claiming to be #TheResistance is Cultural Appropriation

And Moronic

But mostly moronic.

"Our culture has extended a monopoly of provocation for so long it barely even notices it. The Caesar production, for example, is just the usual elevator-muzak transgressiveness of the artistic left. Shakespeare in modern dress might have been "edgy" in 1957. In 2017 Shakespeare in modern dress set in the Trump Administration is just a shallow and banal reductio that any producer or director above middle school ought to be embarrassed about. It testifies to the utter exhaustion of the contemporary arts. A remarkable culture produces Shakespeare. A healthy culture produces Ben Jonson and Molière and Chekhov. A barren culture stages Shakespeare in the Trump White House or Chekhov in hip-hop as an allegory of female empowerment. It would be nice if critics rolled their eyes more often at these tedious provocations, or at least recycled my old sneer about professional provocateurs - that, if you're going to be provocative, it's safest to do it with people who can't be provoked, which is why Jesus gets to be sodomized on a Broadway stage but not Mohammed.
These lame faux-provocations reached their nadir with Kathy Griffin swinging around a severed, bloody Trump head as a style accessory. This is culture literally as pseudo-jihad. Real actual jihadists behead real actual Americans and Frenchmen and Britons, and we hold interfaith services and candlelight vigils and schedule another ritual incantation of "Imagine". Likewise ersatz jihadists like Ms Griffin assume photoshopped decapitations will provoke no more than feeble passive gestures of objection.
But what if the eternally unprovokable finally decide to get provoked? Multicultural societies almost inevitably descend into coercive and authoritarian states. In the west, one sees that in embryo on American campuses, where the proliferation of "identities" - black, gay, Muslim, transgendered, intersexual - leads to a governing regime ever more inimical to freedom of speech and freedom of association. One also sees it at a slightly more advanced level in Britain, Canada and Europe, where the state itself is increasing comfortable in policing the bounds of permitted thought. The more multicultural you get, the more the authorities quite naturally see their role as arbiters between complex and competing group identities, deciding what counts and what doesn't, no matter the contradictions: Matthew Shepard dead on a fence in Wyoming is a gay hate crime of national significance; the biggest pile of gay corpses in a nightclub in Orlando, on the other hand, is just one of those things..."--Mark Steyn

Interrupting the Democrats' Assassination Porn is hardly on the same scale as burning Berkeley while hooded mobs assault political opponents. But it would be interesting to see if the theatrical premise was still so darned interesting if someone produced the same Julius Caesar play with JFK as the Designated Stab-ee. Or MLK Jr.. Or the previous two-term "Caesar". What--you're suddenly against art?

Lileks, 2008:

"In the summer of ’78 I was back home in Fargo between college years – exiled from the civilized world, cast into barbarity. During the day I labored under the hot sun painting giant fuel tanks in the hot sun, next to an auto-body shop that exhaled poison and Eagles all day. A sensitive soul, cast into such grim circumstances. A noble soul, a poet, reduced to living on the gruel of hometown “culture,” almost unable to stir himself each day to face the hopeless allotment that stretched forth until the sun turned its face away.

Naturally, I was in the perfect mood to read the entire Gulag Archipelago. I got all three volumes from the drugstore – which should have told me something about the land in which I lived, that one could buy this work from a creaky wire rack at the drugstore – and it taught me much about the Soviet Union and the era of Stalin. After that I could never quite understand the people who viewed the US and the USSR as moral equals, or regarded our history as not only indelibly stained but uniquely so. Reading Solzhenitsyn makes it difficult to take seriously the people in this culture who insist that Dissent has been squelched. Brother, you have no idea.".......
Flight 93 resisted. You're no Todd Beamer, sonny.

Question for Everybody:

Why are you simply assuming that young Mr. Warmbier stole a banner in the first place? His friends say no.

The North Koreans are notorious liars. Start there.

Is The FBI Running Interference for Democrats? Yet Again?

Because It Sure $mells Like It

US News and World Report: FBI: Gunman Who Shot Congressman Had No Target in Mind

FBI officials say the gunman who shot a top House Republican and four other people didn't have any concrete plans to start shooting there or any specific targets in mind.

"It wasn't even clear whether he had prior plans to attack the baseball practice or whether he just happened upon it the morning of June 14, said Tim Slater, who leads the criminal division of the FBI's Washington field office.

"At this point in the investigation, it appears more spontaneous," Slater said.

Hodgkinson had a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress written on it, Slater said, but the note lacked any further context and there was no evidence from his computer, phone or other belongings that indicated he planned to target those officials. Slater declined to name the officials whose names were on the note or say whether they were Republicans or Democrats or were at the baseball practice.".......

The FBI's Press Release:

"You know how sometimes you've got a "Eliminate Republicans"-blog and you make some practice runs and take surveillance photoographs and take a gun to their ballgame and you ask which team is the Republicans and you have a written list of congressmen in your pocket and the gun you bought, brought, loaded and pointed just happens to go off multiple times...even though you were really just going to the 7/11 for some potato chips and a Pepsi?

It could happen to anybody, really.


--The FBI"

I don't see any other way to look at it than the Bureau is providing political cover for Democrats again.

That $1,600,000.00 the Clinton Crime Family paid to  Acting Director Andrew G. McCabe's wife was money well-$pent.

CNN Election Desk Update

" CNN!"

CNN reporting:

"These election results are  proof that even moderate Republican voters hate Trump as much as we do. This is a shocking rebuke for the embattled Trump Administration and bodes ill for Republicans. Clearly, this signals a resurgent Democratic Party on the brink of taking over the House and Senate in 2018. And the first order of business: Impeachment! no big deal. Let's talk about the heat wave out West."

Why, it's almost as if they were personally invested in the outcome,
instead of just impartially relaying facts to viewers. SADZ!

Monday, June 19, 2017

USS Fitzgerald: A Grateful Nation Mourns (UPDATED): “He saved quite a few of them.”

...And a Mournful Nation's Gratitude

"They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side...To them, we have a solemn obligation — the obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live."--Adm. Chester Nimitz, Tokyo Bay, 1945

USNI News:

"The Navy has identified the seven sailors from the guided-missile destroyer who were killed following a collision with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, a U.S. 7th Fleet announced on Sunday evening. 
The bodies of the missing sailors were found in the berthing compartments that were flooded after USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) was hit by the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal on Friday.
“The remains of seven sailors previously reported missing were located in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained access to the spaces, June 18, that were damaged when the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal,” read the statement.

In a Saturday press conference, U.S. 7th Fleet commander, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin confirmed that the search and rescue efforts were discontinued shortly after Fitzgerald returned to Yokosuka.
“We have transferred the remains to the Yokosuka Naval hospital,” he said.
“The families are being notified and being provided support they need in this difficult time.“

The seven sailors identified were:

– Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia
– Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California
– Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut
– Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas
– Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California
– Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland
– Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio
UPDATE: Daily Beast: Navy Sailor Could Have Saved Himself, Chose to Save His ‘Kids’ or Die Trying

"The word “shipmates” embraced two sailors who had followed family members into the U.S. military, but also one from Vietnam and another from the Philippines and another from Guatemala and another from Okinawa. The sister of the Vietnamese-American, 25-year-old Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc Truong “Tran” Huynh, had another word for those seven sailors as diverse as the country they died serving.
Our family will never be whole again without him but we are just happy he didn’t die alone, he died with his brothers,” Mary Huynh said in a statement.
And therein resides America’s true greatness, the making of shipmates and brothers of people hailing from seemingly everywhere.
The most senior of the seven, Gary Rehm, had his own particular word for these brothers/shipmates.
“The sailors on the ship he called his kids,” his uncle Stanley Rehm Jr. told The Daily Beast. “He called them his kids.”
And, by various accounts, Gary Rehm had saved at least 20 of them after the collision. He then went down to save more.
“He said, ‘If my kids die, I’m going to die,’” the uncle said.
Gary Rehm perished with the six others.
“He could have walked away and been safe,” the uncle noted.
The uncle reported that Gary Rehm had himself been a kid right out of high school when he joined the Navy, as his grandfather Stanley Rehm Sr. had during World War II.
“He wanted to be just like his grandfather,” the uncle recalled.
The grandfather had also served on a destroyer, the USS David W. Taylor, DD 551.
“[The grandfather] was so proud of that ship,” the uncle said. “He went to all the reunions.”
The uncle said the USS Taylor escorted the battleship USS Missouri into Tokyo Bay for the formal signing of the Japanese surrender in 1945.
So it seemed only fitting that Gary Rehm’s last two-year tour before he planned to retire took him aboard the destroyer Fitzgerald to Japan.
“Where his grandfather was,” the uncle said. “Japan.”
Early Saturday morning, the Fitzgerald was off the coast of Japan when it collided with the container ship ACX Crystal. Gary Rehm leapt into action to rescue his kids.
“He was saving guys,” the uncle said. “He saved quite a few of them.”'.......

It's fitting that Admiral Nimitz should preside.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day, Dads

And Now, a Few Words From The Father of Our Country:

"My anxious recollections, my sympathetic feeling, and my best wishes are irresistibly excited whensoever, in any country, I see an oppressed nation unfurl the banners of freedom."--Gen. George Washington,  letter to Pierre Auguste Adet, January 1, 1796
 "When people say to me, as they very naturally will and do and probably should, "Why is this important for us to know in the year (2017)?", that isn't the way I look at it. I think it's important to know for itself. Not because it's going to help us better understand [the events of today], or have a greater equilibrium in a time of trouble. It will do that, absolutely it does that. But it's the same as justifying why should I read Moby-Dick or The Great Gatsby [today]. It's the same reason you should have read it in 1989. It is of value, it is of interest unto itself. It's an extension, an enlargement of the experience of being alive. That's what history is. And I don't think anyone ought to be, or really wants to be, provincial in time, any more than one would want to stay locked in the same place in the map all one's life.
I have to say too if that war had been covered -- [1776] is the most important year in the most important conflict in our history -- if it had been covered by the media, and the country had seen now horrible the conditions were, how badly things were being run by the officers, and what a very serious soup we were in, I think that would have been it too."
--Historian David McCollough
Lincoln on Washington:

"Washington is the mightiest name on earth — long since mightiest in the cause of civil liberty; still mightiest in moral reformation. On that name, an eulogy is expected. It cannot be. To add brightness to the sun, or glory to the name of Washington, is alike impossible. Let none attempt it. In solemn awe pronounce the name, and in its naked deathless splendor, leave it shining on."
"Christmas is also a time to remember the treasures of our own history. We remember one Christmas in particular, 1776, our first year as a nation. The Revolutionary War had been going badly. But George Washington's faith, courage, and leadership would turn the tide of history our way. On Christmas night he led a band of ragged soldiers across the Delaware River through driving snow to a victory that saved the cause of independence. It's said that their route of march was stained by bloody footprints, but their spirit never faltered and their will could not be crushed. The image of George Washington kneeling in prayer in the snow is one of the most famous in American history. He personified a people who knew it was not enough to depend on their own courage and goodness; they must also seek help from God, their Father and Preserver."--Pres. Reagan,  Christmas 1983

Dr. Matthew Spalding at Heritage:

"...George Washington, the man who, more than any other, made possible our republican form of government. James Flexner, George Washington's greatest biographer, called him the "indispensable man" of the American Founding. Without Washington, America would never have won our War of Independence. He played the central role in the Constitutional Convention and, as our first President, set the precedents that define what it means to be a constitutional executive: strong and energetic, aware of the limits of authority but guarding the prerogatives of office. Washington not only rejected offers to make him king, but was one of the first leaders in world history to relinquish power voluntarily. His peaceful transfer of the presidency to John Adams in 1797 inaugurated one of America's greatest democratic traditions.".......
"War had come on April 19, with the first blood shed at Lexington and Concord near Boston, then savagely on June 17 at Breed's Hill and Bunker Hill. (The June engagement was commonly known as the Battle of Bunker Hill on both sides of the Atlantic.) British troops remained under siege at Boston and were running short of food and supplies. On July 3, General George Washington of Virginia had taken command of the American "rabble.""--'1776'

"The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, 'till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People is sacredly obligatory upon all."--Pres. Washington's Farewell Address, September 19, 1796

"Moving in his own orbit he imparted heat and light to his most distant satellites; and, combining the physical and moral force of all within his sphere, with irresistible weight he took his course, commiserating folly, disdaining vice, dismaying treason, and invigorating despondency; until the auspicious hour arrived when, united with the intrepid forces of a potent and magnanimous ally, he brought to submission the since conqueror of India; thus finishing his long career of military glory with the luster corresponding to his great name, and in this, his last act of war, affixing the seal of fate to our nation’s birth.

First in War, first in Peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just, humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform, digified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting. . . . Correct throughout, vice shuddered in his presence and virtue always felt his fostering hand. The purity of his private character gave effulgence to his public virtues."--Washington's Eulogy, written by Justice John Marshall and delivered by Gen. Henry Lee
"Andre has met his fate with that fortitude which was to be expected from an accomplished man and gallant officer. He was more unfortunate than criminal."--Washington to Colonel Laurens, after convicting the Christian gentleman Maj. Andre in a military tribunal for conspiring with the traitor Arnold.

"Posterity will talk of Washington as the founder of a great empire, when my name shall be lost in the vortex of revolution."--Napoleon Bonaparte

"He has been set apart high above all other men, and reverenced with the unquestioning veneration accorded only to the leaders of mankind and the founders of nations; and in this very devotion lies one secret at least of the fact that, while all men have praised Washington, comparatively few have understood him. He has been lifted up high into a lonely greatness, and unconsciously put outside the range of human sympathy. He has been accepted as being nearly perfect as it is given to man to be but our warm personal interest has been reserved for other and lesser men who seemed to be nearer to us in their virtues and their errors alike.

Men who are loudly claimed to be faultless always excite a certain type of resentment. It is a dangerous eminence for anyone to occupy. The temples of Greece are in ruins, and her literature is little more than a collection of fragments, but the feelings of the citizens who exiled Aristides because they were weary of hearing him called "just," exist still, unchanged and unchangeable. Washington has not only been called "just," but he has had every other good quality attributed to him by countless biographers and eulogists with an almost painful iteration, and the natural result has followed. Many persons have felt the sense of fatigue which the Athenians expressed practically by their oyster shells and have been led to cast doubts on Washington's perfection as the only consolation for their own sense of injury."--"George Washington The Man" by Henry Cabot Lodge
"No compact among men... can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other."--George Washington, draft of First Inaugural Address, April 1789
Forrest McDonald's George Washington: Today’s Indispensable Man:
As a soldier he was capable of rashness and poor judgment. He was addicted to gambling, indulged in a good deal of wenching, and was said to be a “most horrid swearer.” He was vain, a bit pretentious, and hot tempered; and though he was a perfect gentleman in public, he was sometimes not in private.

Yet he was respected, admired, even revered by his countrymen, and he was the most trusted man of the age. What is more, and different, he was the most trustworthy man. Why he was so trusted, and came to be so trustworthy—in revolutionary circumstances of a kind that almost invariably breed Caesars, Cromwells, Castros, and Stalins—are questions that must be examined if we are to understand Washington’s true legacy.

"If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world."--King George, upon hearing from painter Benjamin West that the victorious General Washington was voluntarily relinquishing power.

"If buttercups buzz'd after the bee
If boats were on land, churches on sea
If ponies rode men and if grass ate the cows
And cats should be chased into holes by the mouse
If the mamas sold their babies
To the Gypsies for half a crown
If summer were spring
And the other way 'round
Then all the world would be upside down!"
--"The World Turned Upside Down",
played by the British when George Washington defeated the World's Only Superpower at Yorktown in 1781

There's your role model, American Dads.
"If we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."--President George Washington

The Murder Party Finally Gives John Wilkes Booth His Hour Upon the Stage: Democrats' Assassination Fascination Theater

CNN and The New York Times: "We're Funding a Masterpiece Here!"

Communist Assassin

Democrat Communist Assassin

Sensing a pattern here.

The American Spectator:

"Who assassinated the last Congressman to die performing the duties of of his office? Jonestown Communists. Who fired a shot at Gerald Ford? A Symbionese Liberation Army sympathizer who, in her own words, tried to start a “revolution.” Who assassinated John F. Kennedy? A Communist who renounced his American citizenship and moved to the Soviet Union. Who assassinated William McKinley? An anarcho-communist compared to Brutus by the assassin’s acquaintance, Emma Goldman. Who assassinated James Garfield? A Bible Communist crazy who lived for five years within the group marriage at the Oneida Community.

Notice a pattern? James Hodgkinson falls into it.".......

Headless Party Found in Topless Bard
Just anomalies? Then why are thousands of Democrats attending an assassination-porn play to celebrate political murder? For the sake of art?

Shame on you


Lincoln Agrees
The Real Resistance Disrupts Their Evil Assassination-Porn Production

"Don't try and pin your morally-retarded Assassination Dementia on me, Democrats.
You are not worth another word, else I'd call you knave, sickos." 

I Knew Something Was Amiss When They Were Playing the Alinsky Character Assassins at Capone Field in the Bob Creamer Leagues.

 Thanks, Obama

Daily Caller:
"July 2016:
-A Hillary Clinton supporter lights a flag on fire and attacks a Trump supporter in Pittsburgh.
-Trump supporters sue San Jose after protesters jumped on cars, stole hats, fought and threw eggs at them.
August 2016:
-Anti-Trump protesters attacked Trump supporters in Minneapolis, Minn., and beat an elderly man. Protesters also attacked Trump’s motorcade.
A Tennessee man was assaulted at a garage sale for being a Trump supporter.
-A Trump supporter in New Jersey was attacked with a crowbar on the street.
September 2016:
-Protesters in El Cajon, Calif., chased and beat up a Trump supporter.
October 2016:
-A GOP office in North Carolina was firebombed and spray painted with “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else.”
November 2016:
-A high school student was attacked after she wrote that she supported Trump on social media. The perpetrator ripped her glasses off and punched her in the face. 
-The president of Cornell University’s College Republicans was assaulted the night after Trump won the election.
-Students protesting Trump punched and kicked a Maryland high school student wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
-A high school student was arrested in Florida after he punched a classmate for carrying a Trump sign at school.
-A 24-year-old was reportedly attacked on a New York subway for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
-A group of black men in Chicago attacked a white man while raging against Trump. 
-High school students in Rockville, Md., physically assailed another student for supporting Trump, kicking him while he was on the ground. 
-At a California high school, a student yelled to a Trump-supporting student, “You support Trump. You hate Mexicans” before beating the girl
-An anti-bullying ambassador who supported Black Lives Matter was arrested after shoving a 65-year-old man to the ground
-A Texas elementary school student was beaten by his classmates for voting for Trump in a mock election.
-Two men punched and kicked a Connecticut man who was standing with an American flag and a Trump sign.
-A high school student in Florida punched another student who was holding a Trump sign.
-A man was murdered in Georgia after an argument about whether Trump would deport a Hispanic man. 
December 2016:
-A Trump supporter was beaten and dragged by a car.
-Trump supporters were attacked at a rally in Richmond, Va.
January 2017:
-A Trump supporter was knocked unconscious after airport protesters repeatedly beat him on the head.
-A Trump supporter was attacked after putting out a fire started by anti-Trump protesters.
-Trump supporters were beaten in Oregon.
February 2017:
-California GOP Rep. Tom McClintock had to be escorted to his car after a town hall. At least four tires were slashed outside the town hall.
-Protestors knocked a 71-year-old female staffer for California GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher unconscious during a protest outside the representative’s office. 
Milo Yiannopoulos speech at the University of California-Berkeley was cancelled after rioters set the campus on fire and threw rocks through windows. They also attacked those who came to the event.
March 2017:
-Angry protestor at Middlebury College rushed AEI scholar and political scientist Charles Murray and professor Allison Stranger. Stranger was grabbed by the hair and shoved, sustaining injuries.
April 2017:
-A parade in Portland, Ore.,was canceled after threats of violence were made against a Republican organization.
-Protesters shut down Ann Coulter’s UC Berkeley speech over safety fears. 
May 2017:
– Republican Rep. Tom Garrett’s, his family and his dog were targeted by repeated death threats.
-FBI agents arrested a person for threatening to shoot Arizona Republican Rep. Martha McSally. 
-Police in Tennessee charged a woman for allegedly trying to run GOP Congressman David Kustoff off the road
-Police in North Dakota ejected a man after he became physical with GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer at a town hall. 
June 2017:
-James Hodgkinson opened fire on a congressional GOP baseball practice, injuring five, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
-New York GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney received an email threat that read, “One down, 216 to go,” shortly after the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice.
-A man driving a white Malibu reportedly fired several shots at a man driving a truck displaying a “Make America Great Again” flag in Indiana.".......

Politics is what we do instead of violence--not in conjunction with. At least, that's how it used to be in the old America, before we were "fundamentally transformed" by a two-term communist presidency.

I prefer the old way. But we can do it your way, too. We pray it doesn't come to that. Amen.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Get Off Your Ass, D.C.: Those Lazy, Crazy Days of Even Lazier, Crazier Congress-Dwellers

Can't Anybody Rise Above Themselves to Serve Their Country?

"Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity."
--William Butler Yeats, "The Second Coming", 1919
Col. Ollie North:

"Now that they are back from their five-day "Memorial Day Weekend," they have just 30 days left on their legislative calendar (meaning, "work") before they "recess" until after Labor Day! Hopefully, the soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry don't get wind of this "grueling" schedule. They are on a 13-month tour in Iraq, having reported to the war from a 13-month tour of duty in Korea. Unlike members of Congress, these soldiers don't have the option of shirking their duties, arguing over procedural technicalities, throwing tantrums when things don't go their way, blaming others for failures then proclaiming it all "successful," while collecting their paychecks.".......

Thing is, Col. North wrote that in 2005, TWELVE YEARS AGO.

It's not just that "Things haven't changed much. tsk, tsk, tsk...". Things HAVE changed. Drastically. For the worse. Much worse.


Kurt Schlichter:

"Stop failing. Start doing what we sent you to do and letting us in on the plan. Let us see you are intent on winning and you’ll start to rebuild the confidence your incompetence has shattered.
Here’s a good idea for a first step – work as hard as we do. Let’s see some late-night sessions. Let’s see some five day work weeks – and even some working on weekends. We work weekends. I work weekends. I’m writing this on a weekend. Why not you?
And let’s see you cancel the August recess. Work. We keep hearing about how you “don’t have time” to do your jobs, but then you propose to vanish in August? Hey, how about staying around that sticky, sweaty swamp of a city through August and getting your job done? I’m going to be working in August. Everyone else I know is going to be working in August. You bums need to work during August too.
And no, you don’t need to “come home to touch base with your voters.” We don’t want to see you here. We want to see you back in D.C., enacting the agenda we elected you to enact instead of chillin’ out at your crib and attending town halls filled with paid leftist shills where you tell us that you don’t have time to do what you’re being paid to do. You must get the President’s agenda passed, but, at the same time, you must keep us in the loop. See, we don’t trust you. You haven’t earned our trust. We know you hate the idea that we are going to hold you accountable for what you do and fail to do and you don’t like it. Too bad. Because now we’re watching, so you better communicate with us to explain what we see and why it’s not surrender or failure. As the hep kidz say, we’re woke.
The enemy is motivated and energized, but right now, we’re “Meh.” The only way we will become un-meh is via results, and results aren’t merely passing legislation. “Results” means “a tangible improvement in our lives.” Because the situation out here is getting worse. Our country faces the terrifyingly real chance of falling apart if you fail.".......

Wouldn't working five days a week (*gasp*) set a good example? And forgoing the month-long August vacation that Congress hasn't really earned would send a shock-wave through the country.

Instead, we get Jeb Bush back-stabbing the president for revenge, instead of emulating his father, who graciously offered to help. We get John Boehner, trying to stay relevant by bashing President Trump. We get John McCain, who once refused early release by his captors, because as an admiral's son, it would have hurt the other POWs. That took more courage than I may ever know. But now he's in England, bitching to the newspapers about how Obama was a better American leader. If you really believe that, Commander, it's time for you to retire.

And that's just Republicans. The Democrats are in full-Russian Retard-mode, screw the country. Hillary Clinton, once described as having "the mind of a prison matron and the soul of an East German border guard", is melting down every time she appears in public. The Clintons sold their integrity so long ago that they can't even find the shoebox where they keep the receipt.

The New York Times is leading the charge on Russian Collusion, and well they should. They're the experts, having colluded with Russia for the entire Cold War.

These Phony Stalingrad Witch Trials that the Corrupt Class has foisted on the country only prove why Donald Trump was needed to begin with.

I know there are some good people in D.C. and some progress has been made. But there is not nearly enough of either. Not even close.

You people don't get it. You think you're all there in Washington because you're the Bestest and the Brightest-est.

YOU ARE ALL ON PROBATION. You have all screwed up and nobody--NOBODY-- is taking ownership of any of it. You--careerists, hacks, time-servers, extremists and cronies--have run this country into a ditch and you better Get Woke.

Worst. Political class. Ever.

And the only one putting Country First is a billionaire who doesn't need the job.

They put Country First. Why can't you?

Saturday, June 10, 2017

"Like a Whale Through a Net": When the Candles Stop Working

What Constitutes a Constitution?

 The Man who Fought Back
“They had these long knives and started shouting about Allah. Then it was, ‘Islam, Islam, Islam’ Like an idiot I shouted back at them. I thought, ‘I need to take the piss out of these bastards’. I took a few steps towards them and said, ‘Fuck you, I’m Millwall’."--Roy Larner, from his hospital bed

"The Flight 93 Election", Publius Decius Mus: "So what do we have to lose by fighting back? ...Among the many things the “Right” still doesn’t understand is that the Left has concluded that this particular show need no longer go on. They don’t think they need a foil anymore and would rather dispense with the whole bother of staging these phony contests in which each side ostensibly has a shot.
If you haven’t noticed, our side has been losing consistently since 1988. We can win midterms, but we do nothing with them.
Because the deck is stacked overwhelmingly against us. I will mention but three ways. First, the opinion-making elements—the universities and the media above all—are wholly corrupt and wholly opposed to everything we want, and increasingly even to our existence. (What else are the wars on “cis-genderism”—formerly known as “nature”—and on the supposed “white privilege” of broke hillbillies really about?) If it hadn’t been abundantly clear for the last 50 years, the campaign of 2015-2016 must surely have made it evident to even the meanest capacities that the intelligentsia—including all the organs through which it broadcasts its propaganda—is overwhelmingly partisan and biased. Against this onslaught, “conservative” media is a nullity, barely a whisper. It cannot be heard above the blaring of what has been aptly called “The Megaphone.”

Second, our Washington Generals self-handicap and self-censor to an absurd degree. Lenin is supposed to have said that “the best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” But with an opposition like ours, why bother? Our “leaders” and “dissenters” bend over backward to play by the self-sabotaging rules the Left sets for them. Fearful, beaten dogs have more thymos.

Third and most important, the ceaseless importation of Third World foreigners with no tradition of, taste for, or experience in liberty means that the electorate grows more left, more Democratic, less Republican, less republican, and less traditionally American with every cycle. As does, of course, the U.S. population, which only serves to reinforce the two other causes outlined above. This is the core reason why the Left, the Democrats, and the bipartisan junta (categories distinct but very much overlapping) think they are on the cusp of a permanent victory that will forever obviate the need to pretend to respect democratic and constitutional niceties.

Because they are.".......

"“My view is that we are no longer facing random acts of terrorism,” says Frank Gaffney, a terror expert who is president of the Washington-based Center for Security Policy. “We have reached a tipping point. This is now an insurgency. The Muslim terrorist population in Britain and Europe no longer feels constrained to live by stealth,” Gaffney says. “They have built an infrastructure, they have put it in place, and now they are moving up to the next level.” Gaffney calls the new phenomenon “Sharia Supremacism.” And he warns that the United States is on the same trajectory.

He’s right." --John Moody

Wretchard: "Civility, like anything else, requires resources. U.S. troops in WWII generally did not have to loot to avoid starvation, often had enough manpower to guard POWs, and could afford a training mechanism that instilled and maintained discipline in the ranks. This made it feasible for them to observe a higher standard of humane behavior than most armies, inasmuch as such things are possible in war.
But kindness is a luxury on the battlefield, where survival takes priority over everything else, and first to be jettisoned in resource starvation.
The UK is running low on counter-terror resources. The British police simply don't have enough men to watch an insurgent army of this size [23,000 jihadis], and have had to cancel famous public events like the Changing of the Guard to release police from duties like crowd security or road closures. "The sad truth about the Government’s decision to deploy up to 5,000 troops on British streets is that it is an admission of failure," wrote Robert Verkaik. In particular, it is a failure to anticipate the threat and to provide enough resources to maintain the required superiority which makes the civilities possible. Not surprisingly, tolerance has become the first casualty of the new correlation of forces.

The Lone Wolves -- emboldened by success -- are forming a pack, and the lurkers are coming out of the woods to pull down their larger but helpless victim. When that happens, it's No More Mr. Nice Guy. May's plan to regulate the Internet has the advantage of being easier to implement than watching 23,000 jihadis. Europe is beginning to admit it has doesn't have enough hard force to deal with the new threats. Hence the reliance on candles, tweets, dimmed lights. It's not virtue, it's necessity. But when the candles stop working they will be forced to Plan B.
Feckless politicians have let things get to the point where all the remaining options are bad. By allowing the margin of superiority to slip, they are making the descent from the Marquess of Queensberry Rules to street fighting inevitable.

The old and the new stand frozen in time, captured by that image. The cabbie, prepared to use his two-ton vehicle as a weapon, represents the sad new.  The bobbies "running towards [terrorists] with their batons drawn" as the cab driver incredulously watches represent the gallant old. It has all the pathos of a First World War cavalry charge against a line of entrenchments on the Western front, of a kindly old order vainly struggling against extinction by a harsh, Terminator-type world of cold repression that governments by slow degrees will be forced to implement. How long before the taxi-ram, not the baton, becomes the new normal?
Yet we brought it on ourselves. An unsustainable program of political correctness killed the very thing it swore to protect.".......

"The thing is, you don’t get Hitler because of Hitler — there are always potential Hitlers out there. You get Hitler because of Weimar, and you get Weimar because the liberals are too corrupt and incompetent to maintain a liberal polity."--Glenn Reynolds

Mark Steyn: "The reality of what is happening in Britain and Europe is that this problem was imported and that, until you stop importing it, you're going to have more of it.

The cynical strategy of British and Continental leaders is to get their citizens used to this. For that to work, it's not helpful for new attacks to follow so swiftly on the last attacks. After Manchester, Mrs May raised the official "Threat Level" from Mildly Perturbed to Somewhat Disturbed or whatever it was, and in order further to reassure the public put soldiers on London's streets.

Meanwhile, even as the politicians trot out the rote response that these attacks "won't change us", everything changes: more armed police, more soldiers, more bollards, more security checks - and smaller lives, fewer liberties, less free speech. London Bridge still stands, but everything else is falling down, in Britain and Europe.

One of the Saturday-night killers was not just a "known wolf" but had appeared in a Channel 4 national TV show about "extremism". He was an Emmy nominee for Best Jihadist in a British Extremism Documentary.".......

Samizdat Revolt: "You Ain't No Muslim, Bruv"

"We now find ourselves in the absurd situation where non-Muslim onlookers shout out "you're not a Muslim!" at Muslim terrorists whilst they're in the middle of killing people. The guy responsible for shouting this inanity was apparently just acting on "instinct", which goes to show how far the masses have internalized the view that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, and feel emotionally compelled to profess it. Even when they're being attacked.

Now that's a level of propagandist brainwashing even the USSR could not achieve. And the mainstream media are only too happy to peddle it.

So when exactly did Muhyadin Mire, the attacker, stop being a Muslim? After all, his brother reportedly said:
"No one was influencing him. He was praying five times a day. He loved to read the Koran." 
Is it possible that one of the passages that really stuck was "When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks" - Quran 47:4?

Perish the thought! It would appear that the very moment Muhyadin stopped being a Muslim in the eyes of the media was when he decided to do something bad, and hack infidels with a machete.

So they trotted out their default No True Scotsman fallacy. Because Muslims cannot do anything bad. If they do, they're not a Muslim.".......

"But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation while it is practicing iniquity and extravagance and displays in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candor, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world; because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."--John Adams, letter to the Officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts, October 11, 1798
John Adams wasn't telling you to go to church and eat your vegetables.
He was describing exactly what Great Britain and the West are going through today; the problem of guaranteeing constitutional rights of privacy, free association, travel, communication and even bearing arms to subversives, criminals, terrorists, revolutionaries and former presidents.

And the Framers understood all this, having experience with the Islamist Musulmen Barbary Pirates, the guillotine-soaked proto-Communist French Jacobins and the organized crime cartels of the Caribbean pirates.
Western constitutions were made to enshrine the God-given rights of decent citizens. They can tolerate a certain level of criminality and subversion in the populace, but not an unlimited amount.

Franklin described pure democracy as mob rule: "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"

But you don't have to get to a majority level of subversives before you have a big problem. I don't know what the exact percentage is, but when terrorist attacks are as common as George Clooney's ex-girlfriends, you're probably there. Even if  Great Britain has "only" an insurgent army of 23,000 jihadis, they operate within a much larger community of Muslim sympathizers. Not to mention Leftist politicians and Uni-Party hacks.

As Robert Spencer explains, there are plenty of moderate Muslims--but no moderate Islam. But even accepting King Abdullah of Jordan's formulation of a civil war being fought within Islam, there are some big issues.

First, the guy in the train station who exclaimed "You Ain't No Muslim, Bruv!" (and every politician from Cameron to Obama who echoed him) are saying King Abdullah is wrong. Because if the jihadi not a Muslim, then there is no civil war within Islam, is there?

In our Civil War, it was American vs. American. Same here. I trust a King of Jordan to have a better insight on Islam than any Western lefties.

There are two sides of the civil war within Islam--and we have been letting both sides immigrate into the West.

But unlike our Civil War, where the Federals and Confederates confined their hostilities to each other, the jihadists in Islam's civil war want to kill or conquer everyone else on the planet, not just moderate Muslims. And the first impulse of the culpable politicians in dealing with this unnecessary multi-cultural security threat that they brought upon their own countries will be, not to curtail Muslim immigration, but to curtail the historic rights previously enjoyed by native citizens.

Screw that.

President Trump's temporary pause on visas for six failed states and one spectacularly successful enemy state (Iran) is a good start, completely sensible and perfectly legal. (I say 'spectacularly successful' because the placement of an Iranian agent in the Oval Office rescued the regime from the students' democracy movement, gave them billions of dollars, provided political cover to secure their nuke program, and allowed Russia to give them uranium and defensive missiles to guard their weapons facilities. Obama even blinded our investigators on behalf of Iran. That is a spectacular success by any measurement. By comparison, Great Britain's minor success in recruiting Benedict Arnold pales into insignificance).

Every time there is another attack, I think of the Soros-funded mobs at the airports howling "Let Them In! Let Them In!!" That means I think of them a lot.

They believe that everyone on the planet has a Constitutional Right to come to America this afternoon. They don't want to change the law--they believe that already is the law. They might as well be chanting "Make Us Slaves! Make Us Slaves!" Funny how they don't show up at the airport after each new terrorist attack to chant "Let Them In!".

They--and their scofflaw judges--think that any restrictions on Muslim immigration--or any immigration--amount to  unconstitutional bigotry. If Islam were just a matter of personal conviction, they might be point--although no one, NO ONE, has a Right to come here unless we say so.. But traditional Islam is not just about the individual conscience of the believer.

Traditional Islam teaches the establishment of a theocracy, the suppression of free speech, the violent subjugation of infidels and the taxation of non-believers--all of which are in direct opposition to our Constitution.

Under Sharia, Muslim men are the only first-class citizens.

Muslim women are second-class citizens. Infidel men are third-class citizens. Infidel women are fourth-class citizens. Jews are fifth-class citizens. And Gays are lower than dogs--who they don't like either.

Other religions are suppressed. Free Speech is quashed. Religious taxes are imposed. Violence, deception, conquest and subjugation of others are all clearly advocated, acceptable and even mandatory.

Clearly, many Muslims choose not to practice or support those concepts. But too many do. Way too many. If there is indeed a civil war within Islam, it needs to be fought and won by the good guys before we import any more of it into the West.

Recently, a Saudi immigrant showed up at a South Dakota Christian conference on jihadism. He was proclaiming his Second Amendment rights while trying to intimidate other peoples' Speech rights. He was making threats and waving an arsenal around, probably while high on meth.

Is that what our Constitution was meant to protect? Hardly. When John Adams said that Western Constitution(s)* were made only for 'a moral and religious people', he did not mean Abdul of the Badlands here. Or the London Train Station-Stabbers.

The Constitution is not a Suicide Pact even if some idiot leftists are hell-bent on committing Cultural Suicide.

In the recent London attack, the "moral and religious people" John Adams spoke of turn out to be, implausibly enough, a foul-mouthed, working class, beer-drinking, bar patronizing Millwall Soccer fan who finally said what his Government wouldn't: "Enough!"

Our Constitutions were made for Roy Larner after all. That's perfect.

Enough, bruv, enough.

What's in Your Constitution?

(*Not to conflate the British and American Constitutions, but all Western democracies face this issue of guaranteeing rights to subversives. The difference between British and American Constitutions? The Brits' is unwritten and ignored by politicians; Ours is written and ignored by politicians.)

"...and the Home of the Brave."