Monday, February 20, 2017

History


Burkas


Egypt

Coptic Teacher Shot in the Head by Radical Islamists as Attacks on Christians in Egypt Escalate

Rapes

Islamic State jihadi says mass rapes of non-Muslim women were “normal”
Excerpt: In Islamic law, it is normal: the seizure of Infidel girls and their use as sex slaves is sanctioned in the Qur’an. According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful to you your wives to whom you have paid their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses of those whom Allah has given you as spoils of war” (33:50). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general. The Qur’an says that a man may have sex with his wives and with these slave girls: “The believers must win through, those who humble themselves in their prayers; who avoid vain talk; who are active in deeds of charity; who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or whom their right hands possess, for they are free from blame.” (Qur’an 23:1-6)

Canada

Canada: Bomb-making materials found at Muslim teen’s home
Excerpt: “Investigators also seized a document called ‘Put Your Trust in Allah.’ The document referred to the seven gifts someone would receive in the afterlife as a martyr for jihad.” One might almost get the idea that this had something to do with Islam, if we didn’t have so many learned analysts telling us it wasn’t so.

Saudi Arabia

Islamophobia: Saudi Arabia ‘deports 40,000 Pakistani workers over terror fears.’ Thousands of foreign national workers allegedly expelled from country over visa violations and security concerns, as protests over unpaid wages continue

Iran

Our peace partners: Iranian morality police beat and detain 14-year-old girl 'for wearing ripped jeans'

Media lies

More mainstream media mess-ups: The Muslim Olympian 'detained because of President Trump's travel ban' was detained under Obama

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/more-mainstream-media-mess-ups-the-muslim-olympian-detained-because-of-president-trumps-travel-ban-was-detained-under-obama/article/2614645

Mandel for Senate

Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate 2018
Excerpt: It is as if Mandel were grown from a petri dish in a lab far beneath the bowels of the Republican Jewish Coalition headquarters. A twice-deployed U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran, attorney, former city councilman, former state representative, and current state treasurer, Mandel has risen up through Ohio politics by running on an authentically principled brand of conservatism. His combat experiences overseas have led Mandel to a remarkably clear-eyed stance on the jihadi threat, and Mandel is very much already a known commodity within the broader pro-Israel and counter-jihadism communities. He is unapologetic about the civilizational clash between liberalized West and barbaric jihad, and about the concomitant need to protect the homeland from radical Islamism.

Blocking Refugees

FLASHBACK: Democrats Tried To Block Thousands Of Vietnam War Refugees, Including Orphans. By Richard Pollock

Taxpayer-Funded Addiction

Our Miserable 21st Century. From work to income to health to social mobility, the year 2000 marked the beginning of what has become a distressing era for the United States
Excerpt: How did so many millions of un-working men, whose incomes are limited, manage en masse to afford a constant supply of pain medication? Oxycontin is not cheap. As Dreamland carefully explains, one main mechanism today has been the welfare state: more specifically, Medicaid, Uncle Sam’s means-tested health-benefits program. Here is how it works (we are with Quinones in Portsmouth, Ohio): [The Medicaid card] pays for medicine—whatever pills a doctor deems that the insured patient needs. Among those who receive Medicaid cards are people on state welfare or on a federal disability program known as SSI. . . . If you could get a prescription from a willing doctor—and Portsmouth had plenty of them—Medicaid health-insurance cards paid for that prescription every month. For a three-dollar Medicaid co-pay, therefore, addicts got pills priced at thousands of dollars, with the difference paid for by U.S. and state taxpayers. A user could turn around and sell those pills, obtained for that three-dollar co-pay, for as much as ten thousand dollars on the street. In 21st-century America, “dependence on government” has thus come to take on an entirely new meaning.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017, Madison, WI. Sunny, 61 degrees.


Book Recommendations

Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National Identity. By Samuel P. Huntington
Though a few years old, this is an important and interesting book. It is a bit of a heavy read, requiring focus, because it's by a Harvard Academic, but it is well researched and documented, with a plethora of data and quotes. The book is comprehensive discussion of how the American identity was shaped, how recent events like the unprecedented immigration of millions who do not seek to join the existing culture and how current trends may play out in the future, it should be of interest to every thoughtful American, of whatever political persuasion, who is concerned about the future. Some quotes to provoke your interest: "...the proportion of Christians in America has remained relatively constant. In three surveys between 1989 and 1996, between 84% and 88% of Americans said they were Christians. The proportion of Christians in American rivals or exceeds the proportion of Jews in Israel, of Muslims in Egypt, of Hindus in India, and of Orthodox believers in Russia." P99. "Americanization, Justice Louis Brandeis declared in 1919, meant that the immigrant 'adopts the clothes, the manners, and the customs generally prevailing here...substitutes for his mother tongue the English language,' insures that 'his interests and affections have become deeply rooted here.'...When he has done all this he will have 'the national consciousness of an American.'" P131 "'Classifications and distinctions based on race or color,' the leading black attorney, Thurgood Marshall argued in 1948, 'have no moral of legal authority in our society.'" P147. "23% of Hispanic immigrants were citizens, compared to 69% of non-Hispanic immigrants." P239 "Between 1994 and 1995, applications for citizenship increased by over 75%.... ...the result of two factors.... First... about 3,000,000 illegal immigrants became eligible for naturalization in 1994. ... Second, the vulnerability of government benefits available for aliens became visible in 1994 with California's proposition 187 and the debate leading up to Congresses passage of the Welfare Reform and Control Act of 1996. (I'd add "under Bill Clinton!") These developments threatened to open up a huge gap between the economic benefits available to citizens and non-citizens." P218 "An analysis of welfare use in 2001 by immigrants from a dozen regions and countries showed Mexican immigrant households ranking first, with 34.1% using welfare, compared to 22.7% of all immigrant households, and 14.6% of native American households." p236

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick

Though I have been a Revolutionary war buff since my early teens, soon 55 years ago, I gained both new knowledge and new insights from this book. A Christmas gift from my brother (Thanks Tom) it presents the well-known story of Benedict Arnold's treason in a different light, arguing that it was a unifying force that pulled Americans together to finish the revolution and create a united country. I knew that Arnold had been essential to final victory due to his service at Saratoga. This suggests his betrayal, loathsome as it was, preformed inadvertently a more important service for the inchoate nation. Such are the great ironies of history. There was also much detail and anecdotal stories that I was unaware of. I highly recommend this excellent history.

Illegals


Games


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Boggled

Transgender woman, 58, who killed her sixth husband in a botched castration is arrested for threatening to shoot a judge

you will pay

Taxpayers required to pick up tab for educating illegal immigrant students. By M.D. Kittle

SJW and racism

Why Social-Justice Warriors Think It’s Okay to Be Racist Towards Asians

Good riddence

Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, has died at 78, Fox News has confirmed. He died at Butner Federal Medical Center in North Carolina, where he was serving a life sentence for plotting terror attacks throughout New York City.

Planned


How to tell


True


Hypocracy

An open letter from 14 Medal of Honor recipients to Sen. Blumenthal over his hypocrisy on Gorsuch

Friday, February 17, 2017

Pro Palestinian?

How a pro-Palestinian American reporter changed his views on Israel and the conflict

Hush

House Dems hush up how Muslim IT employees compromised Intelligence Committee networks

NSA

Bannon Wins, as Navy Officer Rejects National Security Advisor Job. Robert Harward bowed out after Trump rejected his request to pick his own team.

Wisconsin Sunset 2-16-17




Warren


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PC?

Like Glenn Reynolds says, Read the whole thing.
http://www.claremont.org/crb/article/the-rise-of-political-correctness/
"Because the point of P.C. is not and has never been merely about any of the items that it imposes, but about the imposition itself. Much less is it about creating a definable common culture or achieving some definable good. On the retail level, it is about the American’s ruling class’s felt need to squeeze the last drops of voter participation out of the Democratic Party’s habitual constituencies. On the wholesale level, it is a war on civilization waged to indulge identity politics."

Conservatives


Pro Choice?


What is the problem?


Racist?


Remember


France

Police out in force and France on riot alert as thousands protest against immigration policies http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465944/Police-force-France-riot-alert-thousands-protest-immigration-policies.html#ixzz4Yn23PO1t

Education


Brown


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Booker

John Wisniewski Slams Cory Booker in Bid to Capture Some Sanders Energy
Does this make him a racist? ~Bob

News


Violent


Obama ended


I'm depraved because I'm deprived?

Study: Islamic State jihadis solidly middle class, better educated than average

Kill Christians

Istanbul nightclub jihad attacker: “My aim was to kill Christians”

Girl Bomber

16-year-old girl charged with planning bomb attacks on schools in Denmark
They forgot to tell her Islam is a Religion of Peace. ~Bob

Hamas

Hardliner named as new Hamas leader in Gaza Strip
Excerpt: Hamas has named one of its most hardline figures as its new leader in the Gaza Strip, a move analysts say is a sign of the growing influence of the group's military wing. Yehiya Sinwar was released from an Israeli jail in October 2011 as part of a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas

Flynn Quits

Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser

Monday, February 13, 2017

White Supremacy

Liberals blame Adele’s Grammy sweep on white supremacy

I enjoy being a girl


For the women's march

Theme Song for the Women's March

Travel Ban

72 Muslims from countries covered by Trump ban convicted of terrorism

Slavery and Rape OK?

Georgetown prof Jonathan Brown now says Islam forbids slavery and rape, but in 2015 said it allowed them

Join the Resistance

Join the Resistance Against Authoritarianism. By Erick Erickson
Excerpt: Over the weekend, the Politico ran this piece about former Obama staffers steamed that Congress was repealing Obama-era regulations. Last week, a technology blogger from the left blogged about Obama writing laws and Congress trying to undo them. Under Armour’s CEO is under assault for saying he thinks President Trump will be good for his business. Leftists are posting signs that Trump voters are not welcome in their businesses. Liberal Christians are being cheered on for using Christianity to defend Obamacare while faithful Christians are booed for hiding behind their faith to oppose paying for abortions. I absolutely agree — we should join the resistance against authoritarianism. But it is the left that is authoritarian, not Donald Trump. Last week, based on campaign promises and without ever citing relevant statutes, the liberals on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Donald Trump’s immigration order. Sure, the left argued, Presidents can do what Donald Trump wants to do. But Donald Trump himself cannot. Never mind an actual statute gives President Trump the power to do what he did. The left, however, cheered the outcome and ignored the rule of law.

No Republicans Need Apply

No Republicans Need Apply. By Kevin D. Williamson
Excerpt: From the New York Times we learn of the emergence of the “no-Trump clause” in housing ads in our liberal (which is to say, illiberal) metropolitan areas. The idea is nothing new — I saw similar “No Republicans Need Apply” ads years ago when looking for apartments in Washington and New York — but the intensity seems to have been turned up a measure or two: In 2017, the hysteria knob goes up to eleven. Katie Rogers of the Times offers an amusingly deadpan report: In one recent ad, a couple in the area who identified themselves as “open-minded” and liberal advertised a $500 room in their home: “If you’re racist, sexist, homophobic or a Trump supporter please don’t respond. We won’t get along.” That’s a funny kind of open-mindedness — it is in fact literal prejudice. It is also illiterate: Whatever Donald Trump’s defects, to associate him with homophobia is a stretch to the point of dishonesty, inasmuch as Trump in 2017 is well to the liberal side of Barack Obama in 2008 on gay marriage.

When is Assault okay?

The Left: Is Assault okay if they don't like the person? Attack on Alt-Right Leader Has Internet Asking: Is It O.K. to Punch a Nazi?

Tax Imports?

Some economists seem to suggest otherwise, but a tax on US imports would not represent “free money.”
Excerpt: House Republicans envision changing the corporate income tax to (1) provide for the immediate deduction of business outlays, and (2) “border adjust” the calculation, i.e., exempt export sales and disallow a deduction for (effectively tax) imports. They salivate at the prospect that this arrangement would generate a net increase in revenue for the US Treasury of some $1 trillion over the next 10 years, which could then be used to “pay for” a big cut in the corporate tax rate. But wait, wouldn’t the result of taxing imports be to push up consumer prices for Americans who buy vast quantities of imported goods at Walmart, Amazon, etc.? Such a result wouldn’t seem politically astute as consumers vote. It would also be out of synch with the goal of keeping the tax system economically neutral versus favoring certain types of transactions over others. Proponents of the border adjustment concept have come up with a clever argument, which is that the apparent subsidy for exports and penalty for imports would be offset by strengthening of the US dollar. The net result, supposedly, would be to leave all concerned in the same position except for the US Treasury - which would be a big winner. Count us as skeptical about this comforting conclusion, and it turns out that we have a good deal of company including Senator David Perdue, Veronique de Rugy, and Steve Forbes. The Trump administration is working on its own tax plan, which will be announced within a matter of weeks and according to the president will be “phenomenal.” Let’s hope this plan won’t include border adjustment, but the only clue for now is that he earlier referred to this feature as “too complicated."

Stupid is as stupid does

But you can expect progressives to know basic science.


Banned

Not verified

Mobs

Today’s Riot-Prone Mobs Are A Product Of America’s Cult-Like Education System

same folks


Then & Now


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Better URL: Why Trump won

Good column, why I think Trump won: I am a deplorable, and I'm happy I voted for Trump. Jeff Best
Excerpt: But all that doesn't matter. My grandchildren should make these choices themselves, not the current collection of Washington and state government politicos who use my taxes to make empty speeches and buy votes in the next election. Balance the budgets and pay off state and federal debt first. And then we can have all the empty values-centered debates about which cause du jour we want to throw money at. It seems that the outcome of the last election is understood only by people like me. Frankly, I don't like Donald Trump either. He is arrogant, careless with what he says, overly competitive and insensitive. I voted for Trump because he was the alternative to letting a collection of free spenders, organizers, race-baiters, intellectuals, tree huggers and professional value arbitrators continue to spend our grandchildren's money. This country and this generation of voters must pay our bills and not sit around having dorm-room debates on philosophy and injustice. I voted for Trump because we can't afford another president we simply like; we need one now who does something.

Leftist Fight Club

'Leftist Fight Club' trains UCF students to fight Republicans
Excerpt: The University of Central Florida “Knights for Socialism” held a training event Sunday intended to teach left-wing students how to “BASH THE FASH” in a “Leftist Fight Club,” but Republicans were not invited, according to a report by Campus Reform. The group called the event, “Leftist Fight Club: The Rumbles at Lake Claire,” and hired a local amateur boxer to lead the workshop. The group claims the workshop was primarily a self-defense course — targeted mainly toward women — to teach basic hand-to-hand combat techniques. According to the group’s website, the course was designed to help socialist students protect themselves from potential hate crimes performed by those sympathetic to “[President] Donald Trump and other Alt-Right Neo-Nazis,” the site said.

Must Watch

The TV show "60 Minutes" went to Sweden to film a report on how the comparatively huge influx of refugees has worked out there.  They were trying to do their reasonably objective coverage, talking to Swedes and refugees about things.  But to their surprise and shock, they came under physical attack very quickly in two different places, just for being there and looking like they look.  It turned out to be a somewhat more telling story about how things don't work out when some people cannot or will not assimilate and decide to create enclaves of their own kind of society.  Where "others" are not tolerated at all.  This is when you immigrants are more like invaders from another culture than people ready and willing to adapt to a new home.  It's not a long video, worth the time to watch it. --Del

Saturday, February 11, 2017

From the net, not verified

Ever looked up the education credentials of Hollywood and New York soothsayers?

Most of them rely on knowledge clouds drifting across the Pacific, perhaps from an Asian mystic who wears lots of colorful beads.

The mystic has brought them deep understanding of economics, governance, military affairs and especially science. It inspires bold words on most topics.

LEONARDO DeCAPRIO's self-declared climate expertise enables him to speak on the world's environmental issues with a high-school education. He never took a college biology, chemistry, physics or climatology course, yet he knows more than most scientists. He proved that by addressing climate change before a full gathering of the UN.

SEAN PENN's quick takes on everything put him at the lofty level of an Einstein. He visited Iraq once and became an expert on that country. The same for Iran. He also became buddies with the brutal Venezuelan communist Hugo Chavez and consistently lauded that murderous thug. Now that Chavez is gone and Venezuelans are raiding dumpsters for food scraps, Penn is having a rare silent moment. Penn deserves some credit for becoming a world-affairs genius based on two years of auto mechanics classes at Santa Monica College.

KATY PERRY's passion about politics and economics freed her to quit high school at 15 without compromising her expert status. Asked the square root of 64, the name given the Constitution's first 10 amendments and to explain PE ratio, her answer might be, "Republicans are for the rich." She recently demonstrated wizardry by making an anti-Trump video. It suggested the new president would commit acts similar to forced World War II lockups of loyal Japanese-Americans. Perry probably did not know the internment plan was developed and executed by DEMOCRAT President Roosevelt.

ROBERT DeNIRO must also be a quick learner. He acquired amazing scientific knowledge before dropping out of high school. He knows so much about geology that he joined Artists Against Fracking. (All the producing wells in his native Manhattan must have provided first-hand experience.) He's also an expert on pediatric medicine, enabling him to speak often against vaccinating infants and children.

HARRY BELAFONTE is another multiple-subject whiz who needed little formal education. Some people might think this talented singer might limit his words to songs since his IQ is so low. Don't worry. Despite advancing age, he remains expert on most things. When black people of greater intelligence (that's most black people) say something moderate or conservative, he hurls the N word at them. Decades ago, he loudly denounced Reagan's elimination of CETA, the Comprehensive Employment Training Act. It was one of the most wasteful federal programs ever -- many vanished dollars, few jobs. Belafonte tore into Reagan during an interview Finally, the interviewer asked Belafonte what CETA stood for. Belafonte had no clue. He knew almost nothing about the act.

ROSIE O'DONNELL was my personal favorite long before her hateful remark that Trump's 10-year-old son looked autistic. Her coarse philosophy must be that if you say something loudly, it need not be correct. Her bombast probably created lots of turmoil with both the women she "married." She also must have skipped chemistry during her high-school education. Otherwise, she would have not have offered "proof" that 9/11 was an inside job. She often bellowed that planes could not have brought down the Twin Towers because "steel doesn't burn." This constant jackass must not know that high temperatures DO reduce steel's strength.

AL SHARPTON would be America's greatest at-large criminal, if not for Hillary's tens of millions swapped for influence and favors. Sharpton owes nearly $5 million in delinquent taxes to IRS and New York state. Makes you wonder why NBC/MSNBC would ever hire him. Sharpton accumulated vast theological knowledge by age 9, when he was "ordained" as a preacher. He didn't need more than a high-school education to keep marching forward. His most successful high school class must have been Shystehood. Despite one scandal after another, his 2004 run for president stands out. The Federal Election Commission forced him to return $100,000 in taxpayer money provided by FEC. One of many abuses was his $145,146 charge for "Campaign letter preparation -- Kinko's." Later, FEC fined Sharpton $285,000.

JULIA ROBERTS proves that physical beauty does not ensure a beautiful brain. She had a fling at Georgia State University before pursuing acting lessons and joining a modeling group. Her acting and modeling skills guided her to such thoughtful observations as "Republican" comes between "reptile" and "repugnant" in the dictionary. Impressed?

BROOKE SHIELDS, an Obama supporter, verifies the Roberts theory -- that physical beauty does not guarantee a beautiful brain. During her days as a boisterous animal-rights supporter, Shields had a mink coat custom-made.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN could have been No. 1 on this list. He squabbled with nuns when in Catholic school. Transferring to a public school, he thought so little of the education experience that he skipped graduation. Had he gone to college, he might have majored in Hate 101. That's what we hear when he's not singing. He claims Trump is a "moron" who advocates "white nationalism." Springsteen demonstrates the analytical skills' void of most show-biz folk when he laments America's industrialization decline. Somebody please whisper to Springsteen that his party's business-crunching regulations and world-leading corporate tax rate compels U.S. manufacturers to go elsewhere.

Finally, two others are outside the entertainment world, disqualifying them from winning an Oscar, Emmy or Grammy. Politicians Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters do compete for the Rock Head of the Year trophy each time they speak. Pelosi frequently wins with comments like needing to pass a bill "so we can find out what's in it." Waters has already locked up the 2017 trophy for suggesting a Trump impeachment over his campaign antics. Listen closely, Maxine. Presidents can be impeached only for what they do in office.