Wednesday, July 17, 2019
How to Become a Dangerous Person
This woman's story is a real parable for our time, a tragic one. I have to say, from all the publicity about how far out Portland is, she might have considered doing her blogging under an assumed name. What really is super impressive is how in only 48 hours everything went to hell for them. --Del
Of Progressive Carnivores and Cannibals
Excerpt: In the manner that Robespierre and his Committee of Public Safety guillotined naive Girondists, so too, “the Squad” of Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Ill.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) are now damning Nancy Pelosi as a racist. No matter that just hours earlier Pelosi herself had called Donald Trump a racist who wanted to turn away all nonwhite people at the border simply because they were nonwhite. Again, Pelosi is old, and in the way, and is a target of her party’s quick adoption of her own identity politics. What were the Pelosi generation, the left-wing journalist crowd, and the professoriate thinking when they harangued nonstop about the forthcoming irrelevancy of supposed old white dinosaurs? That thereby, such woke white liberals somehow had purchased exemptions from the very executioners whom they had helped create? (Once again, Hanson hits it out of the park. Ron P.)
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:53 PM
Hawkins: Democrats Mum as Bodies Stack up in Gun-Controlled Chicago
Excerpt: Think about it–The Chicago Tribune reported 437 murders in Chicago in 2011, 506 in 2012, 420 in 2013, 416 in 2014, and 468 in 2015. Breitbart News reported 800 fatalities from shootings in 2016. And the devil is in the details, as there were nearly 4,400 shootings — fatal and non-fatal combined — in gun-controlled Chicago during 2016. And consider the more recent past. At least 56 were shot, four fatally, in gun-controlled Chicago during the weekend of June 28–30, 2019. Breitbart News reported that at least 66 were shot, five killed, over Fourth of July Weekend 2019. And at least 41 were shot, nine fatally, over the weekend of July 12-14, 2019.
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:51 PM
Ninth Circuit Rules for Trump in Sanctuary Cities Case
Excerpt: Attorney General Bill Barr can implement President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold federal funding from “sanctuary cities” that attempt to thwart federal immigration laws, the Ninth Circuit appeals court ruled on Friday. The Trump administration is denying some federal law enforcement grant money to sanctuary cities. Los Angeles challenged that decision in federal court, arguing that the decision violates federal law and limits on Congress’s authority under the Spending Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:48 PM
Illegal Alien in Sanctuary City Charged with Sexually Assaulting 6-Year-Old
Trump and the ‘Racist Tweets’
Excerpt: The president is president of those people, too, regardless of whether they accept him as such. Of course he won’t be able to bring most of them around. In terms of his viability, though, he needs to be seen by the broad middle of the country as wanting to be everyone’s president. The thing many of us most despise about the Left is its divisive politics, its determination not just to win but to destroy opponents — for the in terrorem effect or, it seems at times, for sheer sport. To me, it is not a selling point that Trump is willing to do to the Left what the Left does to us. I want to fight them; I don’t want to be them. (McCarthy frequently says exactly what I wanted to hear. This is one of those times. It's almost like Trump wants to make it difficult for us to vote for him. If he'd learn to keep his mouth shut and Twitter-fingers away from the keypad, he'd be a shoo-in for re-election. As it is, who knows? Ron P.)
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:40 PM
POLL: Majority of Mexicans Supports Deportation of Central American Migrants
Excerpt: A slight majority of Mexican citizens supports the deportation of Central American migrants who travel through Mexico to reach the U.S. border, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey, which was conducted by the Mexican newspaper Reforma and the Washington Post, found that six in ten Mexicans believe the migrants have burdened the native population by claiming jobs and benefits that would otherwise accrue to Mexican citizens. A 55 percent majority supports deporting the migrants before they reach the U.S. (What do you expect from racist Mexicans who require an ID to vote there? ~Bob)
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:38 PM
Planned Parenthood Intends to Make It Harder for Women to Get Healthcare
Excerpt: It was very interesting last night to see Planned Parenthood fire its CEO, Leana Wen, a doctor. In a statement, Wen said, “I came to planned parenthood to run a national healthcare organization… the new board has determined that the priority of Planned Parenthood moving forward is to double down on abortion rights advocacy.” Planned Parenthood largely confirms this. The organization lost several of its top political operatives after Wen arrived and now they’re reversing course to become fully an abortion advocacy organization. But there is something really troubling about that. Planned Parenthood also takes a very hard line against pregnancy centers that do not perform abortions. In fact, Planned Parenthood and its progressive allies have long sought to regulate and close any pregnancy center that does not offer abortion services. Many of these facilities provide way more medical care than Planned Parenthood, including mammography screenings, etc — things Planned Parenthood does not do even as the left claims the organization does do them.
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:35 PM
Satire: Trump 2020 Campaign To Simply Air Unedited Footage Of Democrats Talking | The Babylon Bee
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The 'squad' aims to guillotine old guard Democrats
EXCERPT:The socialist party has absorbed what is left of the old Democrats. At first, the progressive old guard in Congress, like good Girondists, found the revolutionary carnivores useful in reducing the ranks of the Trumpians, the Tea Party, Reagan Democrats, old Perot voters and the white working class to the inanimate status of “deplorables,” “irredeemables,” “clingers” and “dregs” — and with them, the bigoted, racist, sexist, nativist, classist, homophobic and xenophobic GOP....But revolutionary carnivores are rarely sated. Once they run out of easy hostile targets, they get hungry and as cannibals start to eye their own.") Extending Hanson's template of the French Revolution to understand today's Democrats, I'm prompted to ask, is there, as at the finale of the Revolutionary chaos, a Napoleon waiting in the wings to clean up the mess? Or will the Republicans survive a presidency captained by a revolutionary Democrat to play that role (or make it unnecessary.) Or are we really so in extremis as to warrant these thoughts? --Bill)
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:30 PM
Monday, July 15, 2019
Millennial Writer Cries at Work, Puts Mother on Speakerphone after Editor Corrects Her Spelling
Excerpt: The young woman kept saying, “I don’t know why you corrected that because I spell it with the P in it.” The boss said (calmly), “But that’s not how the word is spelled. There is no P in hamster.”
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:51 PM
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Book Recommendation: Between Two Scorpions (The CIA’s Dangerous Clique) by Jim Geraghty
Geraghty is well-known as a political commentator. But it is hard to believe this is his first political thriller and only his second novel, instead of his twentieth. Geraghty write with the touch of a master, strong characterization, intricate plot twists, and non-stop action. If you like thrillers, get this novel. If the political commentary doesn’t work out, he can make an excellent living writing thrillers. I won’t spoil any of the plot for you, but I hope we have people like he writes about on our side. And I hope we see more of these characters. A lot more.
Posted by TartanMarine at 5:07 PM
SOMALI REPORTER KILLED IN TERROR ATTACK, HER GOAL WAS TO SHOW 'POSITIVE'
Somali-Canadian television personality Hodan Nalayeh was reported killed in the Al Shabaab complex attack in Kismayo which targeted reporters and activists for a civic society in Somalia.
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:35 PM
AP Exclusive: New election systems use vulnerable software. By TAMI ABDOLLAH
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:23 PM
7 Died in a Motorcycle Crash. How Their Club of Former Marines Is Mourning Them.
It is truly a horrible tragedy, and as the later part of the article points out, one that never should have happened, if only some damn bureaucrats had done their job. It won't bring anyone back, but I would like to see that driver spend 20 years in a not so nice jail and then be expelled back to the Ukraine. --Del
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:21 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2019
"Sweden is at War"
Posted by TartanMarine at 5:01 PM
Republican in 2020, Conservative in 2024
Excerpt: That’s not the way it ever happens. The new guy must make his own place at the table. There can be some pushing and shoving. Elbows can fly. Lawsuits can fly. As John Quincy Adams famously recalled, he had become a warrior so that his grandson might become a poet. Buckley’s remarkable achievement was that, over the span of a single lifetime, he had evolved from a young warrior to an old poet. We remember the poet. Who could forget? But we celebrate the warrior. My sense of the current moment is that, once again, our cause needs warriors even more than poets. The long run of Buckley conservatism — from the bang of Goldwater’s nomination to the whimper of Romney’s — is now over. The cycle begins again. And even poets must take up the sword. (This actually makes sense. It also reflects almost exactly what I've been thinking, not that I’m in the same league. Ron P.)
Posted by TartanMarine at 5:00 PM
Anti-ICE protesters pull down American flag, raise Mexico flag, vandalize 'Blue Lives Matter' flag
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Warren supports anti-Israel group call to pressure Israel ‘to end the occupation’
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:39 AM
Friday, July 12, 2019
Delingpole: My Solution to Climate Change? Eat Prince Charles
Excerpt: But I have an even bigger red flag waving over that glib suggestion that we should “take all our energy from renewable sources”.All of it? Really?? The late Professor David Mackay, a Cambridge engineer and chief scientist at the UK government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change once looked at what decarbonising the economy by going 100 per cent renewable might look like for the British landscape. Needless to say, it wasn’t pretty. It would involve: Building 61,000 wind turbines. Covering 5 per cent of the UK landmass — the equivalent of Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, and Staffordshire combined — with solar arrays. (That would be 100 x more solar PV than his been installed in the whole world to date. Damming most of the rivers in the West Highlands of Scotland to generate hydropower. Building huge barrages across rivers such as the Severn, destroying intertidal mud flats and devastating bird and fish species. Using the entirety of Britain’s agricultural land to grow biofuels.
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:20 PM
WHY WIND AND SOLAR WILL NEVER WORK
Excerpt: “Green” energy is the 21st century’s most egregious instance of cronyism. A great deal of money is being made on account of government mandates and subsidies, while consumers and electricity rate payers are needlessly paying inflated bills.
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:15 PM
Pass the popcorn. ~Bob
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:35 PM
Disgraced Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Spread Political Donations Around Washington for Years
Excerpt: Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was arrested in New York on Saturday and later charged with sex trafficking involving dozens of girls, donated thousands of dollars to Democrat candidates and left-leaning committees from 1990 until 2018, according to OpenSecrets.org. Prominent recipients of Epstein donations include the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), former United States Secretary of State John Kerry (D), former United States Secretary of Agriculture and Rep. Dan Glickman (D-KS), former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT), and Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett. According to the online data, Schumer received seven $1,000 donations from Epstein between 1992 and 1997. Victory in New York, a fundraising committee established by Schumer and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, received a $10,000 donation from Epstein in October of 1998.
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:48 AM
Israel has thwarted 50 jihad attacks by the Islamic State and Iran around the world
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:44 AM
Man gets 30 months in prison for 'hate-fueled' attack on victim he thought was Jewish
Excerpt: Izmir Koch, 34, was outside the restaurant on Feb. 4, 2017 yelling “I want to kill all of the Jews” and “I want to stab the Jews," according to prosecutors.
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:42 AM
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Warren plans to increase annual refugee admissions nearly 800 percent from FY2018
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:18 PM
Man Destroys Gun Control Arguments in 5 Minutes
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:16 PM
World In Midst of Carbon Drought (w/ Prof. William Happer, Princeton University)
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:13 PM
Assault on Western Civilization by Walter Williams https://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2019/07/03/assault-on-western-civilization-n2549297
This topic has come up a good deal in the last decade or so, and for good reason. Williams is one of our senior commentators, with a long history of factual, reasoned inputs. I think this essay could have been even longer, but he does cover a lot of critical ground in it. He doesn't say what others have said, but I will here- it's time and more than time for people of Western civilization to stand up for all the solid good in this kind of society, regardless of whatever flaws and faults it may have. It is of course not perfect, what is? But it's not just good, it's the best thing that's ever happened to human beings, and letting it be trashed and undercut and eaten away would be a horrible thing for all our descendants and the world in general. Enough with the PC nonsense, enough with the politics of divisiveness, enough with accepting guilt for so many accomplishments that happened to come from old White men. And it's time for schools and colleges to get back to something like effective education of citizens! --Del
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:11 PM
How Biden Went From -$947K to Millions. by Daniel Greenfield
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:06 PM
The Real Reason Why the Left was Against Donald Trump's July 4 Speech
Excerpt: Now we know why the Democrats were so upset about President Donald Trump speaking on the Fourth of July. It was not because it was political or partisan. It was patriotic, and that is what annoys the left the most. Several days before the speech, we heard that Trump was hijacking Independence Day and turning it into a campaign rally. But Trump never mentioned the 2020 campaign in his speech. We heard that Trump’s desire to have tanks on the National Mall was an out-and-out authoritarian performance art. But that wasn’t really the issue. Neither was the fake outrage over the cost. There was no mention of political opponents and no mention of the fake news media. And this wasn’t Trump co-opting the nation’s birthday to celebrate himself. In fact, for a man who loves to talk about his accomplishments, he never mentioned himself. No, Trump did something far more dangerous to the left. He gave America a strong dose of patriotism. He gave Americans a history lesson on the great people, heroes and their great accomplishments over the past 243 years. (I watched only part of Trump's July 4th event, but what I saw is just what is described below. No political campaigning, no attacking anyone, no bubbling self praise. Amazingly, it was just about the military and the positive points of this nation. Yes, it was full of his customary bombastic overstatements, and he slipped and talked about "airports" when he meant "ports", and perhaps some would say a few aspects were over the top, but he was really overall a positive affair. Surprising..... but it deserves to be recognized for what is was, and what it was not. --Del)
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:01 PM
Libertarian Group Demands NASA Remove False '97 Percent Consensus' Global Warming Claim
NASA is supposed to be one of the premier scientific offices of the nation, perhaps of the planet. Yet they went ahead proclaiming something that is demonstrably false, a conscious and careful manipulation of numbers, to support a predetermined conclusion. It's the old thing... Figures don't lie, but liars figure. Manipulating data to come up with a supposed firm statistic to bolster some view is what we expect from politicians and assorted activists. But not from the people with science degrees in an official government function. This just shows again how junk science creeps in everywhere, even from actual scientists who damn well should know better. Maybe they do know better, but like so many these days, don't give a damn about anything but pushing whatever they chose to believe in. Given the full data provided below, they sure as hell need to back off from the stupid posting they've had up for these years. And how do we believe any of what we see printed or broadcast anymore? Only after doing our own research of multiple sources. --Del
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:59 PM
Blame Bad Decisions for Crime, Not Structural Racism and Colonialism
Warning- this essayist has the most nonPC ideas you've ever heard. And I hope he either has an unknown and very safe address or bodyguards, because he's daring to really call it out here. A person is responsible for their own actions, ultimately, and claiming victimhood as the reason for whatever bad or stupid things you do just doesn't cut it. Wow... what a concept! --Del
Victor Davis Hanson: "A Western Globalized Phenomenon That Citizenship Doesn't Mean Much Anymore"
EXCERPT: CARLSON: So I mean, that suggests overwhelmingly that they believe at some point, the illegal aliens living here will be able to vote in elections. I mean, that has to be the plan or they wouldn't be pandering, correct HANSON: It is. And it is part of a -- I think it's even a Western globalized phenomenon that citizenship doesn't mean much anymore. That residency is all you need, that we blur the distinction. So we have local elections in which illegal aliens vote. But if you come into the airport, or one of our viewers does without a passport, Tucker, he's in real trouble. Or if I use a fake identity or a fake social security number, I'm done at the Hoover Institution, that's a felony.
The Republic Is Collapsing: The Time to Act Is Now. By David Solway
It's finally come out, in plain language. Some may consider this man's opinion to be over the top. I'm sorry to say I don't think so, the craziness has gotten to be past any belief, and hope for some nice return to sanity has withered away. The real Leftists and crazies are not going to stop, they will push, scream, attack, play victim, polarize, misinform, and just plain lie to serve their end. And that end is the change of this nation from what it has been, what has made outstanding for freedom and prosperity, into something else, where both freedom and prosperity will suffer badly. They weren't honest enough to do a direct declaration of war on our society, like Pearl Harbor, but over time their boldness has grown to where you have to be deliberately blind to not see the danger they have become to the future of this nation. To the future of our children and grandchildren and everyone anywhere who believes in the power and goodness of the American ideals and traditions. I hope this message gets to Trump and his advisers, and they take it most seriously. If this downward drive isn't slowed and stopped soon, it will go until it hits a bottom that I don't want to think about. --Del
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:42 PM
Prominent California Islamists Praise Imam's Call to Exterminate Jews
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:49 PM
Ocasio-Cortez calls Pelosi's 'singling out' of Democratic women of color 'disrespectful'
AOC ignores that Pelosi is really singling out their lack of civility, decorum, respect, and intelligence. It’s like walking into a party, puking in the punch bowl, and saying ‘you’re only angry because I’m black’. No. She’s angry because you’re acting like assholes...and that isn’t exactly fair to assholes.-GS
Posted by TartanMarine at 1:45 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for meLet's see how that would apply today....
First, they came for the statues of Confederate soldiers that were claimed to be nothing more than racist symbols, and people did not speak out, because we were not the descendants of such soldiers.
Then they came for the portraits of famous Confederate generals, since they were claimed to have fought solely to protect slavery as an institution, and people did not speak out because no one dares be associated with somehow favoring slavery.
Then they came for Founding Fathers like Jefferson, and even historical colleges like Georgetown, because they had slaves, and again, people did not speak out for fear of being called racist.
Now they have come for George Washington, a man of the highest integrity, who risked his life and fortune for six years of war to help found the nation, then turned down the offer of kingship, took on the difficult office of our first President for 8 years, then happily and modestly walked away from power, something so incredibly rare in all of history. Because he had slaves, fought Indians, and must therefore be seen only as another White racist and oppressor. Nothing else he did and accomplished means anything.
Check out this link.... https://news.artnet.com/art-
They'll spend half a million dollars to cover up historical art displaying Washington, so no snowflake will melt right there on the floor at the sight of such perceived horror? There's nowhere else in the system where that money could be spent to do some real good for people?
If they can trash the memory of Washington, for the sake of those who are so super delicate and can only see all of history through crap-colored glasses, then who among us can feel safe? No White person, no straight person, no cisgender person, no religious person, for sure. And in fact, even POC, gays, trans, atheists, and anyone else who dares to say the least word against this tsunami of PC insanity will also be trashed forthwith. This is how crazy our society has gotten, at least in some parts.
Hundreds of art experts are protesting this, and we can only hope their voices are heard. What is needed know is a kind of revolt from everyone, including people in the media, Hollywood, in political office, in all kinds of public positions, rejecting very clearly this slide into a voluntary 1984 world where history is erased or rewritten according to ideology. Heaven help us.
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:01 PM