Saturday, May 18, 2019

Why Progressive Anti-Semitism and Why Now? By Victor Davis Hanson

Why Progressive Anti-Semitism and Why Now? By Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: Jew-hatred has a natural home on the multicultural Left, and ‘woke’ culture demands that leftists hate anything Trump supports — especially Israel. The New York Times International Edition recently published an anti-Semitic cartoon of a dachshund with the face of Benjamin Netanyahu. The composite animal was leading a hunched Donald Trump who had on dark sunglasses, as if blind, and a yarmulke. Almost immediately, everyone pointed out that the theme of doglike Jews pulling along their clueless befuddled blinded “Aryan” masters was a favorite in Hitler’s Germany. The theme, style, and imagery of the cartoon might have trumped what was often published in Der Stürmer, the Nazi megaphone of propagandist Julius Streicher. The latter was hanged after the Nuremberg Trials for two decades of fomenting the Jew hatred that helped lead to the Holocaust.

Dear Millennials: The Feeling Is Mutual. Joe Biden dares to take offense at those who specialize in being offended.

Dear Millennials: The Feeling Is Mutual. Joe Biden dares to take offense at those who specialize in being offended.
Excerpt: Earlier this month, a video of Joe Biden saying he had “no empathy” for “the younger generation” that “tells me how tough things are” resurfaced on social media. The video was over a year old, but it elicited predictable howls from members of the dissed demographic. “Nothing says ‘perfect candidate to lead the most powerful nation in the world’ like ‘I have no empathy,’” wrote someone with the Twitter handle @anarchopriapism.

Lebowitz: Maybe Saudi Arabia Can Get Rid of Trump Like They Did Khashoggi, Apologizes

Lebowitz: Maybe Saudi Arabia Can Get Rid of Trump Like They Did Khashoggi, Apologizes
Excerpt: She added, “I did not mean that, and I regret saying it. I regret that everyone misinterpreted it…they misinterpret everything. Why should they stop with me?” (Misinterpret? --Barb)

Trump raises more money from women than all his Democratic women challengers ... put together

Trump raises more money from women than all his Democratic women challengers ... put together

New SAT adversity score

Mary Clare Amselem: SAT ‘adversity score’ isn’t what America is about
Excerpt: The College Board’s recent announcement that it will no longer score students based only on their ability to correctly answer questions on the SAT exam is about as welcome as a pop quiz. Students will now also be assigned “adversity scores” of 1 to 100 using 15 different metrics regarding their background. The more disadvantaged a student is judged, the more points will be added to his or her adversity score. (What next? hiring pilots and surgeons based on their "adversity score?" ~Bob)
Okay, so I’ve followed this since the inception of Common Core. D. Coleman was put in charge of writing the CC standards. He put together teams of national subject area experts - who later complained they were completely ignored. Coleman wrote the Lang.arts standards with a woman colleague. The standards were never vetted, and they carried and implemented the CC agenda. 😆 When Pres. O left office, DC took over as CEO of the college board. The agenda carries forward. The agenda continues to destroy the US education system K-Higher Ed.

After 3 decades +, in education policy, this really hurts my stomach. --dg

Satire: Man Identifies As Woman Just Long Enough To Voice Valid Opinion On Abortion

Satire: Man Identifies As Woman Just Long Enough To Voice Valid Opinion On Abortion

Former CIA officer sentenced to 20 years for disclosing state secrets to Chinese for $25G

Former CIA officer sentenced to 20 years for disclosing state secrets to Chinese for $25G
Personally, I'd shoot him. ~Bob

UK: Muslim MP rejects “islamophobia” definition, says the term is “weaponized by hardline groups”

UK: Muslim MP rejects “islamophobia” definition, says the term is “weaponized by hardline groups”
Excerpt: England’s first Muslim MP today agreed that the Government was right to refuse to enshrine a definition of Islamophobia in law. Labour’s Khalid Mahmood, who represents Birmingham Perry Barr, said the move would only divide the country more and lead to increased segregation of Muslim communities. ... Yesterday he said the term ‘Islamophobia’ had been ‘weaponised’ by hardline groups and could be used to stifle the ‘operation of a free media’.

Sex on demand - a husband's "right"; a wife's "obligation."

PA daily: Sex on demand - a husband's "right"; a wife's "obligation." By Itamar Marcus
Excerpt: Sex on demand "at any time" is a husband's right - this is what Palestinians were taught in the official PA daily's religious ruling section yesterday. Moreover, a husband's "right" to "enjoy his wife" sexually "at all times" supersedes the woman's right to accept upon herself a religious fast: "A woman must ask permission from her husband to fast, because the husband has the right to enjoy his wife [sexually] at any time, and it is obligatory [for his wife] to fulfill his right immediately.[Dar Al-Ifta, an official PA institution issuing Fatwas (religious rulings), Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2019]

Austria approves headscarf ban in primary schools

Austria approves headscarf ban in primary schools
Excerpt: The ÖVP and FPÖ formed a coalition in late 2017 after elections in which both parties took a tough anti-immigration stance and warned of the dangers of “parallel societies”. The Austrian chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, said in April 2018: “Covering up small children is definitely not something for which there should be space in our country.”

MUST READ: Michael Knowles: Democrats are eager to compete in the free stuff primary -- Here's what it means for you

MUST READ: Michael Knowles: Democrats are eager to compete in the free stuff primary -- Here's what it means for you
Excerpt: Joe Biden wants to give free health care to illegal aliens. Unfortunately for Biden's pretentious to magnanimity, illegal aliens already receive free health care in the United States to the tune of $18.5 billion per year, according to a report published in Forbes last year. In Biden’s defense, it’s easy to lose track of 10 or 20 billion as Democrat presidential contenders compete for their party’s nomination by offering everything to everyone for free. Democrats’ free stuff primary promises voters a need-free life from cradle to grave. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has pledged free child care for all Americans. According to the Center for American Progress, child care for American infants costs on average nearly $15,000 per year. The financial services firm Moody’s pegs the cost of Warren’s program at $1.7 billion over 10 years.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Uber driver accused of being a Somali war criminal

Uber driver accused of being a Somali war criminal

https://nypost.com/2019/05/15/uber-driver-accused-of-being-a-somali-war-criminal/
Excerpt: He’s an alleged Somali war criminal accused of burning men alive and shooting a captor five times at point-blank range — and, until recently, he was driving for Uber. Yusuf Abdi Ali, a military commander in Somalia’s brutal civil war during the 1980s, has racked up a stellar 4.89 “Uber Pro Diamond” rating while driving through the Virginia suburbs over the past 18 months, CNN reported on Wednesday. (May mean "captive." ~Bob)

Countering Foreign Disinformation on Social Media

Countering Foreign Disinformation on Social Media
Excerpt: One fact that’s been overlooked in much of the public discussion over Russian efforts on Facebook is that, while 44 percent of total ad impressions (number of times ads were displayed) were posted before the U.S. election on November 8, 2016, the other 56 percent came after the election. Roughly 25 percent of the ads were never shown to anyone because Facebook’s algorithm didn’t deem them relevant to any users. Some of the ads that ran after the election were designed to stir up opposition to Trump. During the election, Russian efforts aimed to promote Trump over Hillary Clinton, but the ultimate goal of the Russians was not merely a Trump presidency; it was to have American society as divided and angry as possible. The more divided we are, the less likely we are to effectively stand up to them when they do something we oppose. (...) The IRA [Russians–RP] had no interest in giving you a sense that a problem can be fixed; it was all about making you angrier. They want you to feel helpless. They want you to feel ignored and to conclude that the traditional methods of democracy — speaking to your representatives, litigating through the courts, following the ethics and principles of your Constitution — have failed and that the only way to fix it is to get angrier, often at your own countrymen.  (This is from a speech in Austria about the ways in which foreign governments tried to influence our 2016 election. The author, Jim Geraghty, is well connected and frequently speaks on NPR as well as in conservative media. I notice this exactly reflects what I thought and said to someone I can't remember who by phone in the Fall of 2016. The Russians didn’t really care who won, they cared that we were at war with each other. It looks to me like it worked.  Ron P.)

Trump administration to release some migrants caught along southern border into South Florida

Trump administration to release some migrants caught along southern border into South Florida

DEMOCRATS UNANIMOUS AS HOUSE PASSES BILL FORCING SCHOOLS TO LET MALE ATHLETES COMPETE IN GIRLS’ SPORTS

DEMOCRATS UNANIMOUS AS HOUSE PASSES BILL FORCING SCHOOLS TO LET MALE ATHLETES COMPETE IN GIRLS’ SPORTS

Higher Education in America by Walter Williams

Higher Education in America by Walter Williams
Excerpt: Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University Richard Vedder's new book, "Restoring the Promise," published by the Independent Institute based in Oakland, California, is about the crisis in higher education. He summarizes the three major problems faced by America's colleges and universities. First, our universities "are vastly too expensive, often costing twice as much per student compared with institutions in other industrialized democracies." Second, though there are some important exceptions, students "on average are learning relatively little, spend little time in academic preparation and in some disciplines are indoctrinated by highly subjective ideology." Third, "there is a mismatch between student occupational expectations after graduation and labor market realities." College graduates often find themselves employed as baristas, retail clerks and taxi drivers. The extraordinary high college cost not only saddles students with debt, it causes them to defer activities such as getting married and starting a family, buying a home and saving for retirement. Research done by the New York Federal Reserve Banks and the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that each dollar of federal aid to college leads to a tuition increase of 60 cents.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

China’s Brilliant, Insidious Strategy by Victor Davis Hanson

China’s Brilliant, Insidious Strategy by Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: Slowly but steadily they build up their economic, military, and technological superiority at our expense. The Chinese Communist government does not have so much a strategy to translate its economic ascendance into global hegemony as several strategies. All of them are brilliantly insidious. On matters of trade, China is always flexible in responding to critics of its asymmetrical, 30-year mercantilism. In the initial stages of Westernization, China was exempted from criticism over serial copyright and patent infringement, dumping, and espionage. Western elites assumed that these improprieties were just speed bumps on the eventual Chinese freeway to liberalism. Supposedly the richer China got, the more progressive it would become. Huge trade deficits or military technological appropriation were small prices to pay for an evolving billion-person Palo Alto or Upper West Side. After a time, the now-worrisome huge trade deficits and Chinese cheating were further contextualized as “our fault.” The Tom Friedman school of journalism chided our clumsy republican government as lacking Chinese authoritarian efficiency that could by fiat connect new planned utopias by high-speed rail and power them with solar-panel farms. The Wall Street–investor version of this school saw flabby, pampered Americans getting their just deserts as more productive and deserving Chinese workers outhustled and outproduced us. In such tough-love sermonizing, the more Michigan or Pennsylvania rusted, the quicker culpable Americans would either emulate China or die. China of course again agreed. (Read "The Hundred Year Marathon." ~Bob)

Black Jeopardy with Tom Hanks - SNL

Black Jeopardy with Tom Hanks - SNL

Global persecution of Christians reaches “near-genocidal levels”

Global persecution of Christians reaches “near-genocidal levels”

Video: Islamist Intent on Killing Asia Bibi Claims He Is in Canada to ‘Send Her to Hell’

Video: Islamist Intent on Killing Asia Bibi Claims He Is in Canada to ‘Send Her to Hell’

Senior PA leader receiving medical treatment in Israeli hospital

Senior PA leader receiving medical treatment in Israeli hospital
Excerpt: Israel has willingly accepted to treat Rajoub despite the fact that he has openly called to murder Israelis and has made it his key issue to advocate against “normalization” with Israel in sports.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Will Democratic candidates let the Left define 'who we are'?

Will Democratic candidates let the Left define 'who we are'?
by Washington Examiner 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/will-democratic-candidates-let-the-left-define-who-we-are

Journalism is Dead

Journalism is Dead—Long Live the Media! By Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: There still exists a physical media in the sense of airing current events. But it is not journalism as we once understood the disinterested reporting of the news. Journalism is now dead. The media lives on. Reporters today believe that their coverage serves higher agendas of social justice, identity politics, “equality,” and diversity. To the degree a news account is expanded or ignored, praised or blasted, depends on its supposed utility to the effort to fundamentally transform the country into something unlike its founding. (A beautifully thorough dissection of "journalism" today. Which is, actually, almost totally lacking, replaced by a messy, damaging media. --Del)

The Mueller Report Indicts the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory

The Mueller Report Indicts the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
Excerpt: In the end, Mueller’s report shows that the Trump-Russia collusion narrative embraced and evangelized by the US political and media establishments to be a work of fiction. The American public was presented with a far different picture from what was expected, because leading pundits, outlets, and politicians ignored the countervailing facts and promoted maximalist interpretations of others. Anonymous officials also leaked explosive yet uncorroborated claims, leaving behind many stories that were subsequently discredited, retracted, or remain unconfirmed to this day. It is too early to assess the damage that influential Russiagate promoters have done to their own reputations; to public confidence in our democratic system and media; and to the prospects of defeating Trump, who always stood to benefit if the all-consuming conspiracy theory ultimately collapsed. The scale of the wreckage, confirmed by Mueller’s report, may prove to be the ultimate Russiagate scandal. (This in-depth summation from the very leftist publication The Nation magazine, was published on 26 April 2019. The truth is I seldom read things from that kind of publication as I assign them a low priority, so this is a bit behind. The author, Aaron Mate, takes the entire conspiracy down, point by point. It ought to be shocking to see such a complete take-down of the left’s hopes and dreams. I’ll also be watching for more of this guy’s work; he seems honest, which is rare in today’s journalism. It is very much worth the time to read. Link may not be live. Ron P.)

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Fugees Rapper Pras Michel and Financier Charged in Illegal Scheme to Raise Money for Obama

Fugees Rapper Pras Michel and Financier Charged in Illegal Scheme to Raise Money for Obama
When even the NYTimes covers it you can sit back and feel better about the feds actually doing investigations that go somewhere. Why it's taken so long is a good question, but better late than never. Hmmm... does this add up to "collusion"? --Del

Rapper Indicted For Funneling MILLIONS of Dollars in Foreign Money to Obama’s 2012 Presidential Campaign

Rapper Indicted For Funneling MILLIONS of Dollars in Foreign Money to Obama’s 2012 Presidential Campaign
Excerpt: The feds indicted Pras Michel, a rapper for the group ‘The Fugees’ on Friday for funneling millions of dollars of foreign money to Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign. (...) According to the indictment, between June 2012 and November 2012, Low directed the transfer of approximately $21,600,000from foreign entities and accounts to Michel for the purpose of funneling significant sums of money into the United States presidential election as purportedly legitimate contributions, all while concealing the true source of the money. (HOLY SHIT!!!! $21.6 M!!! Of course, the campaign had no idea.... Taking any bets on what he and the campaign get penalized if found guilty? I’m betting civil penalties only with no jail time. And if it hadn't come out for a few more months, the statute of limitations might've run out. Link may not be live. Ron P.)

FOIA Documents Show Evidence of Weissmann/Mueller Entrapment Scheme…

EXPLOSIVE – FOIA Documents Show Evidence of Weissmann/Mueller Entrapment Scheme…
Excerpt: Before digging into the details it is important to note this is a DOJ/FBI entrapment operation being conducted in 2017 by the special counsel; this is not prior to the 2016 election. The detail surrounds a series of events previously discussed {Go Deep} where George Papadopoulos was approached by a known CIA operative named Charles Tawil. In 2017 George Papadopoulos and his wife Simona were approached in Greece by a known CIA/FBI operative, Charles Tawil.  Mr. Tawil enlisted George as a business consultant, under the auspices of energy development interests, and invited him to Israel. On June 8th, 2017, in Israel under very suspicious circumstances, where Papadopoulos felt very unnerved, Mr. Tawil hands him $10,000 in cash for future consultancy based on a $10k/month retainer. (...) In interviews Papadopoulos said he was uncomfortable with the way the encounters had taken place.  He became suspect of Tawil’s motives; something didn’t feel right.  Instead of keeping the cash, Papadopoulos gave the money to an attorney in Greece before traveling back to the U.S. on July 27th, 2017. Upon arrival at Dulles airport on July 27th, 2017, Robert Mueller had FBI agents waiting.  Papadopoulos was stopped and his bags were searched; however, he did not have the cash because he smartly left it in Greece with his lawyer.  Papadopoulos was detained overnight by FBI agents, and questioned.  (...) Papadopoulos has stated the special counsel threatened him with charges of acting as a unregistered agent for Israel.  There’s a clear picture here. #1) Papadopoulos was lured to Israel and paid in Israel to give the outline of a FARA premise (ie. Papadopoulos is an agent of Israel).  #2) Bringing $10,000 (or more) in cash into the U.S., without reporting, is a violation of U.S. treasury laws.  Add into that aspect the FARA violation and the money can be compounded into #3) laundering charges. (...) (B)ecause Papadopoulos suspected something, and left the money in Greece with his lawyers, upon arrival at the airport the operation collapsed in reverse.  No money means no treasury violation, no laundering and no evidence of the consultancy agreement (which would have been repurposed in the DOJ filing to mean lobbying for Israel via Mr. Tawil who would have become a confidential informant and witness). [This is quite a story, complete with documentation of Weissmann’s schedule. The agents must’ve about birthed a calf when the luggage had no cash to confiscate and prove a crime was committed by bringing in that much “undeclared” money. It also raises the questions of who “owns” that money now and who is responsible for repaying it? Is it Papadopoulos, the lawyer, or the FBI? The FBI agents involved in this don’t just have egg on their faces, they’re covered in chicken, uh, dung down to their shoulders. Link may not be live. Ron P.]

India Shot Down A Satellite. What Does That Mean For The Rest Of The World?

India Shot Down A Satellite. What Does That Mean For The Rest Of The World?
Excerpt: India has shot down a live satellite in space as part of a successful test of new missile technology, prime minister Narendra Modi has announced. The operation, dubbed Mission Shakti, makes India part of a “super league” of nations to have achieved such a feat, Mr Modi said, alongside the US, Russia and China. The first two logistical questions that leap to mind have already been answered and this didn’t turn out to be a worst case scenario. India didn’t shoot down somebody else’s live satellite. It was one of their own and it was probably launched fairly recently precisely for this purpose. The other troubling idea was that they were blowing up a satellite and dumping even more high-velocity junk into orbit. They didn’t. This bird was low enough that it will allegedly fall into the atmosphere and burn up in a few weeks. (...) The problem is that we’re entering a period when skeet shooting satellites may be seen as an indirect, non-lethal option for a military strike or counterstrike. Since you’re not literally burning up cities and killing lots of people (at least directly), a tense conflict situation could turn into a prolonged game of low-orbit whack-a-mole. And we don’t have any sort of defensive capabilities for our satellites, so the only “proportional response” would probably be to shoot down more of theirs. (Whoever “they” wind up being in this scenario.) (This has scary implications: those satellites not only provide us with GPS, and telecom, they also connect many medical devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, infusion pumps, et cetera. It would be more than merely inconvenient if one of them stopped working suddenly. EDIT: This link is to a more “readable” article covering the same story written by a local in and for Indian news. The Indian government is taking it very seriously and are quite pleased. It may also be a thumb in the eye for China. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/nation/2019/03/28/drdo-top-secret-asat-mission-project-xsv1-onmanorama-exclusive.html 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

FBI's Steele story falls apart: False intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA

FBI's Steele story falls apart: False intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA

Get Me Rewrite, Or, Who Killed The Palestinian Baby?

Get Me Rewrite, Or, Who Killed The Palestinian Baby?
Excerpt: For many days we have read and heard from the world’s media that Israel was responsible for killing a Palestinian baby and a woman first identified as her pregnant mother. From the very beginning the Israelis categorically denied that they were responsible. Only a few media sources saw fit to include that denial in their reports, always putting it last. Stories bore the telling headlines: “Israelis Kill 23 Palestinians, including pregnant woman and baby.’ None of the stories noted that Israel has a long record of telling the truth, while the Palestinians have an equally long record of lying. The Israelis insisted that a rocket fired by Islamic Jihad in eastern Gaza fell short and exploded in a nearby house, killing a baby. Few in the media seemed to care.. Now we have an admission supporting Israel’s version. The Islamic Jihad terror group has admitted that a rocket it fired on Saturday evening {May 4] killed a baby in the Gaza Strip, despite initial claims she was killed in an Israeli strike.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Legalized marijuana linked to a sharp rise in car crashes About 14 percent of drivers under the influence of pot had a child in their vehicle.

Legalized marijuana linked to a sharp rise in car crashes About 14 percent of drivers under the influence of pot had a child in their vehicle.
https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/legalized-marijuana-linked-sharp-rise-car-crashes-n921511?fbclid=IwAR0TFAwrJvDk5qn3R4iewLU37q1Phj-5oZ8XDR52cQMW5MwtbPCqrUedr9E

Gender Equality

Taliban suicide attack targets Kabul offices of US aid group
Excerpt: The Taliban have killed at least five people in a suicide attack on the offices of a US aid group in the heart of the Afghan capital, claiming it targeted Counterpart International because it promoted women “mixing” with men.

8th Place: A High School Girl’s Life After Transgender Students Join Her Sport

8th Place: A High School Girl’s Life After Transgender Students Join Her Sport
Excerpt: To others, it was a story of shock and disappointment: Is this the end of women’s sports? To Selina Soule, a 16-year-old runner from Glastonbury, it was personal. A junior, Selina missed qualifying for the 55-meter in the New England regionals by two spots. Two spots, she said, that were taken by biological boys. Had the boys who identify as girls not been allowed to compete, Selina would have placed sixth, qualifying to run the 55 in front of college coaches at the New England regionals. (Very thorough discussion of what it means to allow anyone who decides what their "gender identity" is to compete as such in sports.  It would still be unfair for anyone with a basic male body to compete with born women, even after surgery and hormones.  But to not even demand such changes is so far beyond ridiculous that words fail.  This is starting to get attention, but the PC pushers don't want to hear it.  If the proposed legislation goes through, we'll end up, as one commentator said, with men's sports and co-ed sports, and young girls will stop even trying anymore. --Del)

French troops free hostages in Burkina Faso

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

MAJORITY OF BLACKS, HISPANICS, REJECT 'AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.'

MAJORITY OF BLACKS, HISPANICS, REJECT 'AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.' By Daniel Greenfield
Another set of interesting numbers from a recent Pew survey. While most Americans say it’s at least somewhat important for companies and organizations to promote racial and ethnic diversity, only about one-in-four (24%) say that, in addition to their qualifications, a person’s race and ethnicity should be considered in decisions about hiring and promotions in order to increase diversity. A majority (74%) says employers should only take a person’s qualifications into account when making these decisions, even if it results in less diversity in the workplace. The view that employers should only take a person’s qualifications into account is widespread among whites (78%) and Hispanics (69%); about half of blacks (54%) share this view. Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to say a person’s race and ethnicity shouldn’t be a part of hiring and promotion decisions. Even so, majorities of both groups (90% vs. 62%) hold this view. Again, this partisan difference is nearly unchanged among whites.

Students of the Colorado STEM school shooting stormed out of an "interfaith vigil," saying their trauma was being politicized.

Students of the Colorado STEM school shooting stormed out of an "interfaith vigil," saying their trauma was being politicized.
Yep, the antigun people could not wait to start up their schtick right on top of memorial services for the victims in Colorado of the insane teen shooters, and they blew it big time. An event was organized by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Jason Crow, both Democrats, both spoke at length about the need for federal action. The Brady Campaign invited reporters to cover the event. But the kids were there to mourn their classmates and to honor the one in particular who fought back to save others. Once the antigun stuff started, they stood up, turned their backs, and walked out, yelling out that the occasion was not supposed to be about politics and they rejected the whole manipulation of the event for the purposes of the antigun activists. Good for them, it's taken a while for people, including kids, to get to the point where they are saturated with the unending river of political activist crap trying to take over every single moment possible. There may yet be hope for the nation to stop tolerating the PC push and insist on sensible, rational approaches to things. --Del

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Great Song

Hallelujah Veterans Version

At least 2 handguns used in school shooting near Columbine

At least 2 handguns used in school shooting near Columbine
Excerpt: KMGH-TV reported late Tuesday that the juvenile suspect is a transgender male in the process of transitioning from female to male. The television station cited anonymous sources close to the investigation. (I sure hope they’re careful with the rules about handling the trans kid, because that’s what’s important. --GS)

Money in the Toilet by Daniel Greenfield

Money in the Toilet by Daniel Greenfield
I must confess that this article really caught me by surprise. I expect things to get overpriced with any government is the buyer, but this level of cost for sanitary facilities is truly mind boggling. There is no real excuse for it, but to try to get those involved to do something about it would take a full taxpayer revolt. Maybe the timing is coming for one. --Del

Are There Any Limits to Illegal Immigration?

Are There Any Limits to Illegal Immigration? By Victor Davis Hanson|
Great summary of the awful problem we're stuck in and will stay stuck in and getting worse until we tighten the border and get a really effective immigration policy and make it clear to people south of the border that making the trek to the border is not going to get them what they want and expect. If anyone thinks we can absorb tens of millions of low skilled, low education people who aren't particularly prepared to assimilate, they are looking at the world through classes that are such a deep rose color it's lucky they can see anything at all. Far better to spend money, if it can ever be done effectively in these corrupt societies, in those countries as aid to help people better themselves there. Sadly, that's questionable too, it's near impossible to rework a different society with long established customs. --Del

Boston PD’s First Muslim Captain, Highest Paid City Employee, Put On Administrative Leave.

Boston PD’s First Muslim Captain, Highest Paid City Employee, Put On Administrative Leave. BY DANIEL GREENFIELD
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/05/boston-pds-first-muslim-captain-highest-paid-city-employee-put-on-administrative-leave

Climate Change


​This is fairly recent and one of the best I've seen. Well worth some time to watch and listen. Del

Media

I was watching a European discussion of terrorism and media coverage, and one of the presenters mentioned something that got me thinking. He pointed out that in all the big incidents, like the massacre in Paris, the bombing at the rock concert in the UK, and others, there are no images broadcast of the bodies, the injuries, the pandemonium at the scenes, etc. The media hold off on that, in order to avoid "inflamingthe people" and provoking strong responses. Sure, sounds nice. But in the last several years of the Viet Nam War, the media brought all that right into the living rooms of America, and other places, every night. And the antiwar movement grew in support in part due to that publicity. I remember when Life magazine put on its cover the picture of one US soldier who had died the week before, but inside the pictures of the 200+ others who also died that week, to make the impact of the war better felt and understood by everyone. Does anyone remember seeing the pictures of everyone Nidal Hassan murdered shown on a cover or in a TV news show, or the pictures of all the people killed in San Bernardino, or all those killed in the Florida nightclub? I sure don't, now we are restrained and careful to not inflict all that horror on the public. So what is the difference, why was it OK to lay all that trauma on everyone during the war, which is the most guaranteed place there is for trauma, but now we can't do that when totally atrocious horror and trauma are inflicted on innocents here where we live? Because we don't want to inflame people? Maybe people should be inflamed. --Del

The Ironic Implications of Biden 2020 by Jim Geraghty

The Ironic Implications of Biden 2020 by Jim Geraghty
Excerpt: Since formally announcing his presidential run, Joe Biden has enjoyed leads in national polls of 21, 32, 30, 26, and 24 percentage points ahead of Bernie Sanders. Perhaps this will turn out to be a short-term bump, but the people currently preferring Biden probably feel like they know him well. He’s a familiar and liked face amidst a crowd of strangers. Biden doesn’t need the formal endorsement of Barack Obama because he’s already received the clearest de-facto endorsement imaginable: Obama wanted Biden in the Oval Office if he ever died or was incapacitated. Obama effectively made his 2020 presidential endorsement in the summer of 2008. And if Biden does become the 2020 Democratic nominee . . . the ramifications will be hilarious. After all the talk of the most diverse group of candidates in American history, and for all the identity-politics obsession gripping the party, the Democratic nominee would be a (very) old, straight, white male. Post-Obama Democratic politics would not be focused on a Generation X or Millennial figure, but (sigh) yet another Baby Boomer.

Asia Bibi arrives in Canada after leaving Pakistan.

Asia Bibi arrives in Canada after leaving Pakistan. Christian woman freed last year after spending eight years on death row for blasphemy
EXCERPT: Bibi’s arrival in Canada could mark the end of a nine-year ordeal for the farm labourer whose case – based on a dubious accusation she had insulted the prophet Muhammad – became linked to the assassinations of a provincial governor and a cabinet minister and a cause célèbre among Christian and human rights activists.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Hitler Parody: THE DEMOCRATS LEARN OF THE MUELLER REPORTS FINDINGS

Hitler Parody: THE DEMOCRATS LEARN OF THE MUELLER REPORTS FINDINGS

New York Times Editorial Board Declares “President Trump Is Right.” Concedes Border Crisis.

New York Times Editorial Board Declares “President Trump Is Right.” Concedes Border Crisis.

Biden

Biden 2020
They are calling this satire, but it actually contains a lot of facts. Some are significant in my opinion, some are not. Joe may have the best chance to emerge from the big pack (22 at last count) and wind up as the Dem candidate, but of course that's a long way away and there's no telling. The Dems have lots of their own internal conflicts and fractures and it'll be interesting to watch the infighting when the convention comes around. --Del

EMP Threat

The EMP Executive Order — Where Were Bush and Obama? A threat that could literally mean the end of civilization is finally getting the attention it needs under Trump.
Great! I've been hoping and waiting for this for the past several years. --Del

Irony: New York Blocked A New Pipeline And Guess What They Just Found Out

Irony: New York Blocked A New Pipeline And Guess What They Just Found Out
If you know anything about New York in the modern era (both the state and the Big Apple), you’re likely aware that it’s not exactly a friendly landscape for the oil and gas industry. The “Keep it in the ground” crowd has a lot of influence with the Democrats who control the government. That why, back in 2013, when the new Constitution Pipeline was proposed to carry natural gas from Pennsylvania’s rich shale oil fields to New York, activists were able to block the construction despite it already having been approved by federal regulators. Similarly, when National Grid (the local energy consortium) requested an extension to the Williams Co. Transco pipeline, they were also tied up because of the outcry from environmental activists. Here comes the surprise that nobody could have possibly seen coming. The city and its surrounding downstate region are still expanding with new construction projects, but their energy suppliers have told them that they will not be able to supply natural gas to any new customers because they’re already at capacity. (NY Post)

Hamas kill baby and pregnant Palestinian, blame Israel

Hamas kill baby and pregnant Palestinian, blame Israel