Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Why the increase in racial division?

“I had begun to see a new map of the world, one that was frightening in its simplicity, suffocating in its implications. We were always playing on the white man's court, Ray had told me, by the white man's rules. If the principal, or the coach, or a teacher, or Kurt, wanted to spit in your face, he could, because he had power and you didn't. If he decided not to, if he treated you like a man or came to your defense, it was because he knew that the words you spoke, the clothes you wore, the books you read, your ambitions and desires, were already his. Whatever he decided to do, it was his decision to make, not yours, and because of that fundamental power he held over you, because it preceded and would outlast his individual motives and inclinations, any distinction between good and bad whites held negligible meaning.” 
― Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance



Coming soon to your neighborhood: 180 rapes, assaults and robberies by migrants in just ONE German city

War here


Blame the gun

LOL!! Tim Kaine. It was a car and a knife, not a gun! The gun stopped the attacker.

Che on Negros

Ban the veil?

Must Read: A horrifying look into the mind of 9/11’s mastermind, in his own words

Must Read: A horrifying look into the mind of 9/11’s mastermind, in his own words
Excerpt: But perhaps the most riveting part of the book is what KSM told Mitchell about what inspired al-Qaeda to attack the United States — and the U.S. response he expected. Today, some on both the left and the right argue that al-Qaeda wanted to draw us into a quagmire in Afghanistan — and now the Islamic State wants to do the same in Iraq and Syria. KSM said this is dead wrong. Far from trying to draw us in, KSM said that al-Qaeda expected the United States to respond to 9/11 as we had the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut — when, KSM told Mitchell, the United States “turned tail and ran.” He also said he thought we would treat 9/11 as a law enforcement matter, just as we had the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and the USS Cole in Yemen — arresting some operatives and firing a few missiles into empty tents, but otherwise leaving him free to plan the next attack. “Then he looked at me and said, ‘How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down?’” Mitchell writes. “KSM explained that if the United States had treated 9/11 like a law enforcement matter, he would have had time to launch a second wave of attacks.” He was not able to do so because al-Qaeda was stunned “by the ferocity and swiftness of George W. Bush’s response.” But KSM said something else that was prophetic. In the end, he told Mitchell, “We will win because Americans don’t realize . . . we do not need to defeat you militarily; we only need to fight long enough for you to defeat yourself by quitting.”

Trump's Cabinet

Let’s Not Jinx It, But This Incoming Cabinet Looks Pretty Darn Good So Far. By Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt
Let’s take a look at this Trump administration cabinet so far: Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions. Secretary of Health and Human Services: Representative Tom Price. Secretary of Transportation: Former secretary of labor Elaine Chao. Secretary of Education: Philanthropist Betsy DeVos. Ambassador to the United Nations: Governor Nikki Haley. White House Chief of Staff: RNC chair Reince Priebus. National Security Adviser: Former Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn. CIA Director: Representative Mike Pompeo. Treasury Secretary: Banker Steven Mnunchin. Secretary of Commerce: Financier Wilbur Ross. Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Indiana health-policy consultant Seema Verma.
We may quibble with a few here and there, but overall it’s a really good group, particularly considering the perceived limited circle of connections and talent around Trump during the campaign. By and large, this is a pretty darn conservative cabinet, and one that’s sufficiently experienced, professional, knowledgeable, and prepared for the massive tasks before them. In fact, if any of the other 16 Republican presidential candidates had won, it’s easy to picture some of these same names appearing in those alternative Republican cabinets. What’s more, there’s still quite a bit of experienced managerial and legislative talent walking through the lobby of Trump Tower these days: Mitt Romney, David Petraeus, Rick Perry, retired general James Mattis, Representative Marsha Blackburn, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin.

Fox News to blame?

Obama: 'Fox News in Every Bar and Restaurant' Hurt Dems With Voters
Excerpt: "And I think that part of it has to do with our inability, our failure, to reach those voters effectively. Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country,... (Just another lie: most places with a TV: bars, airports. gyms, restaurants all have CNN on. Could it be that people are simply fed up with the same old Democrat crap and voted for a change ? Dems are whining sore losers and blame everything on something else. They can't admit their failure is due to their failure. --JB) Bars usually have a sports channel. Obama has servants to bring him drinks, doesn't need to go to a bar. Never will. ~Bob

Voter Fraud?

'Voter fraud'? California man finds dozens of ballots stacked outside home
Excerpt: Jerry Mosna was gardening outside his San Pedro, Calif., home Saturday when he noticed something odd: Two stacks of 2016 ballots on his mailbox. The 83 ballots, each unused, were addressed to different people, all supposedly living in his elderly neighbor’s two-bedroom apartment.( of course, The votes could have gone either way. --JB)


A hope that Castro’s death allows Cubans to finally confront their tragic past
Excerpt: Fidel Castro, when he died Nov. 25, left behind him a nation that does not, in any public space, mourn or even acknowledge the 5,600 Cubans who died in front of Castro’s firing squads, or the 1,200 murdered in “extrajudicial assassinations,” or any of those who were jailed, tortured or died escaping his regime. No Cuban has been allowed to publish, in Cuba, a true history of his populist revolution, one that repressed and murdered the existing elite in order to put an even more vicious and more incompetent elite in its place. Because Cubans have limited Internet access, they can’t access the Cuba Archive, an online record of the Cubans murdered by the Castro regime, or any of the books and articles written about the country overseas. There is no hall of memory for the victims, as there is at Ground Zero, and their names are not carved into any stones.


Killing a Marine

Biased Recount?

Dem Party email raises recount integrity concerns in liberal Dane County. By M.D. Kittle
Excerpt: A Democratic Party email calling for temporary workers to man a massive and unprecedented presidential election recall effort in Dane County had Republicans crying foul this week. The Democratic Party of Dane County advised that County Clerk Scott McDonell was looking for temp workers beginning Thursday to help check over 316,000 ballots cast in this month’s election.

Drain the Swamp

dearborn, 2016


‘I Go Where I Please:’ Unshackle Navy To Reply To Iran
It's well past time to stop pussyfooting around those who seek deliberately to harass our naval vessels in international waters. The answer is to boldly go wherever we wish in those areas, as often and as slow or as fast as we wish, and respond to threats and harassment with clear, unequivocal actions. Buzz close to our ships and you get one warning shot, if you don't turn away right then, in three seconds you get one right through the hull into the engine compartment and we watch you sink and then pull your sailors out of the water to parade them around looking wet and unhappy. Send a missile in our direction and the site gets obliterated within minutes if not seconds. Make it simple, we go where we please but not deliberately provoking anyone, and if you leave us alone, we leave you alone. If you come at us, we come at you, in spades. As the Bible says, the "strong man armed" doesn't get challenged much. We've always been armed, but we haven't been strong for too many years. Time to go back to simple rules and old mottoes.... "Don't Tread On Me". --Del

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tolerant Liberals

10 Reasons Left-Wingers Cut Trump Voters From Their Lives
Excerpt: The Times acknowledges that this phenomenon is one-sided, saying, "Democrats have dug in their heels, and in some cases are refusing to sit across the table from relatives who voted for President-elect Donald J. Trump."
A number of people who voted for Trump called my show to tell me that their daughters had informed them that they would no longer allow their parents to see their grandchildren. And one man sent me an email reporting that his brother-in-law's mother told him that she "no longer had a son." (My orthodox liberal brother has un-friended me and my other brother on Facebook, and we didn't even vote for Trump. Just didn't vote for Hillary. ~Bob)

The Flag



OSU jihadi: “By Allah, I am willing to kill a billion infidels”
Excerpt: Why didn’t the Muslims who saw this message report Artan to the police or the FBI?


the Left

Printing Money

Venezuelan Hyperinflation Means Money No Longer Fits Wallets
Excerpt: The crashing Venezuelan economy has put consumers between a rock and a hard place. Shortages have caused prices to increase dramatically while, at the same time, the value of the Venezuelan currency has plummeted. The result is that wallets are no longer large enough to contain the wad of banknotes that are necessary to buy even small, everyday items. According to the Washington Post, the exchange rate is so bad that the largest Venezuelan banknote, a 100 bolivar bill, is worth only about 5 US cents on the black market, far less than the official exchange rate of 10 bolivars to the dollar. That means that common items are increasingly out of reach for Venezuelans. A pack of cigarettes currently sells for about 2,000 bolivars, the current equivalent of $1 US. This transaction alone would require the exchange of 20 of the 100 bolivar bills. (The end result of statism--the government prints money, destroying any wealth left in the country. ~Bob)


The Left Is Sad That OSU Attacker Was An Observant Muslim

Blog Page Views

I checked my blog pageviews on November 29. Here is the previous week's totals:

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Secretary Price

Great Choice: Trump names Obamacare critic Tom Price to key role
I know Tom Price. He's an orthopaedic surgeon, spoke at our AAHKS conference twice. I've been to fund raisers for him and talked to him several times. Good guy, very bright. He filed solid Obamacare replacement bills for years, starting before the media and left were saying "The Republicans have no alternative to Obamacare." Now he can take the lie to them. ~Bob

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fake News


Don’t Let Donald Trump Clintonize the GOP. By David French
Excerpt:Unless Donald Trump significantly changes course, conservatives should get ready for a wild, inconsistent, and exhausting four years. With the exception of short periods of quiet caused by desperate political necessity, the president-elect’s governing philosophy seems relatively simple: He does what he wants, when he wants. We’ve seen this movie before. It starred Bill and Hillary Clinton. This doesn’t mean that Trump will have a free hand in policy. The Clintons certainly didn’t. After all, the American system boxes in a president, imposing comprehensive checks on his power. Just ask President Obama. He came into office promising to stop the rise of the oceans; he leaves with a legacy that features one unpopular social reform (Obamacare) and a collection of regulations and executive orders that Trump can unwind with the stroke of a pen.


Why The Left Loves Totalitarians Like Fidel Castro

Ban knives and assault cars!

One suspect dead, 9 injured after attack at Ohio State University involving car, butcher knife
Excerpt: An 18-year-old Somali man was behind an attack involving a car and butcher knife on the campus of Ohio State University Monday that left nine people injured, law enforcement sources told Fox News. After the suspect plowed his vehicle into the crowd, officials said he got out of the vehicle and began attacking people with a butcher knife before he was shot and killed by a campus police officer. (When knives are outlawed, only Jihadists will have knives. ~Bob)

Castro--worth reading

Fidel Castro and dead utopianism. By George F. Will
Excerpt: With the end of Fidel Castro’s nasty life Friday, we can hope, if not reasonably expect, to have seen the last of charismatic totalitarians worshiped by political pilgrims from open societies. Experience suggests there will always be tyranny tourists in flight from what they consider the boring banality of bourgeois society and eager for the excitement of sojourns in “progressive” despotisms that they are free to admire and then leave. During the 1930s, there were many apologists for Joseph Stalin’s brutalities, which he committed in the name of building a workers’ paradise fit for an improved humanity. The apologists complacently said, “You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.” To which George Orwell acidly replied: “Where’s the omelet?” With Castro, the problem was lemonade.




Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cheese and Trade

Laurie Fischer: Mexico is huge market for Wisconsin cheese

Trump following Obama's Boondoggle Lead

Worth Reading: Donald Trump's infrastructure illusion. By Steve Chapman
Excerpt: "We've got shovel-ready projects all across the country. And governors and mayors are pleading to fund it. The minute we can get those investments to the state level, jobs are going to be created." --President-elect Barack Obama, December 2008. "There's no such thing as shovel-ready projects." --President Obama, September 2010. Boosting federal investment in infrastructure has never had so many enthusiasts. During the presidential campaign, it was the rare chorus that Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders could all join in singing.


"What the Army sociologists, with their clipboards and their questions and their meta-analyses, were slow to understand was that courage was love." Sebastian Junger, War.

Free Speech a hate crime?

Unreal: Mocking Hillary Supporters’ Meltdown Over Election Considered a ‘Hate Crime’ At (Edgewood College, Madison)
Excerpt: What has happened to the youth? That is a question that many people are asking across the country. The youth used to represent promise for a better tomorrow, but with what we are witnessing on college campuses lately I am not sure we could last another generation. This past election has shown the those with common sense how bad it truly is out there. Young adults are throwing temper tantrums, searching for safe spaces, and wearing safety pins just because their candidate did not win. It seems that instead of it starting to die down these absurd antics are only continuing. Take for example an incident that happened at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, where the police have actually been contacted over a post-it note.


French retailers ordered to label products that come from Israeli “settlements”
Excerpt: Boycott Jewish goods. We have seen this before in Europe. “Diplomatic officials in Jerusalem said they were puzzled as to why France chose this present moment in time to publish the directive, since the EU guidelines have existed for over a year but so far have not been implemented.” Probably to appease France’s growing Muslim population.


Vast majority of Muslims entering Europe from Africa not refugees, but migrants seeking welfare benefits

What goes around...

Islamic State leader who ordered U.S. Muslims to murder Pamela Geller killed by drone strike in Syria

Child Bride OK in Germany

Germany: Muslim migrant child brides discovered, refugee workers say marriages should remain

Last days in Vietnam

The Vietnam War Through Red Lenses. By Philip Jennings
Excerpt: The Last Days in Vietnam is an Oscar-nominated documentary covering the very end of South Vietnam, in April, 1975. Rory Kennedy’s dramatically sad and horrific documentary is both difficult (for a Vietnam Veteran at least) to watch and a chronicle of American compassion and angst. The fall of a democratic society to Communist tyranny should be lamented by Americans, who sacrificed greatly in their defense. It is a film of pathos, frustrating and yet strongly uplifting at times as American soldiers, diplomats and newsmen risk their careers and their lives to save Vietnamese friends from the invading North Vietnamese Army. Uplifting, unless you’re Associate Professor Christoph Giebel of the University of Washington, Seattle. In a review of the film posted to the website of Vietnam Scholars Group (sic) by Professor Giebel, the film is “dangerously simplistic,” and “much more of a commentary on current US culture—steeped in nationalistic discourses of exceptionalism, thoroughly militarized, and narcissistic—than a reflection of its actual quality.” In fact, the film “is the worst attempt at documenting the war (he) has seen in a long time.” (Spotlighting a classic antiwar leftist professor here who is cheerfully indoctrinating young Americans with a totally warped view of this country, history, politics, etc. Wonder why we have so many young people with very poor views of our history and our society? This kind of teacher spouting horrific crap is one of the major causes. And he's a foreigner. (Even if he became a US citizen, which is possible, clearly his ideas are a long way from a patriotic American.) --Del)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Castro Dead

November 26, Castro dead. I'm betting there will be an outpouring of praise and honors from the left. After all, he ran the left's dream state. Only one party allowed. No freedom of the press or of speech. Opponents jailed or shot without trial. it's what the left wishes it had the power to establish in every country and does in every country where it gets the power, from the USSR, to China to Vietnam to Venezuela


The forgotten European slaves of Islamic Barbary North Africa and Islamic Ottoman Turkey
Excerpt: “Ohio State University history Professor Robert Davis describes the White Slave Trade as minimized by most modern historians in his book Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1500–1800 (Palgrave Macmillan).

Welfare for Murderers

British benefits payments used to fund Paris and Brussels attack suspects' campaign of terror, court hears

Tolerant Islam

Egypt: Muslims attack Christian village on rumor of church opening, block road so fire trucks can’t enter


Sanctuary Cities

Sanctuary Unheard of Until 1960's. By James Walsh
Excerpt: The United States is a federal Republic, with a Constitution containing Article VI, Clause 2 that grants federal laws supremacy over state and municipal laws. Democrat politicians in states and cities stating their jurisdictions are sanctuaries for foreign nationals who are in the country illegally, are, themselves violating the law of the United States of America. Sanctuary is a myth that Democrats, immigrant advocates, coastal elitists, and the newsmedia created. Sanctuary cities and states have no Constitutional nor legal basis. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the convictions of sanctuary workers for violating the immigration laws involving the smuggling of non-citizens into the United States while saying the aliens were refugees—transporting, concealing, harboring, and shielding undocumented aliens. Sanctuary was no defense. (U.S. v. Aquilar, 1989) In 2002, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied sanctuary as a defense for a person charged with bringing a non-citizen into the United States without inspection—illegally. (U.S. v. Francine La May) (Here is a detailed history of the concept and practice. The most basic meaning of it was a place you could go to avoid arbitrary unjust punishment, e.g. the police come and start beating you, and stay there until your right to a fair hearing would be observed. Arresting those who have broken the law is the normal and proper thing in a society of laws, and that is who we are supposed to be. Someone who has deliberately entered our territory illegally, whatever the motivation, has broken the law. If they are a genuine refugee from persecution they get a hearing and may be then admitted legally. If they just want to be here because they don't like it where they were born, then they need to apply for entry legally and until they do that they have no intrinsic right to be here and we have every right to send them back home. Being poor is not enough justification to come here, by that metric several billion people could crowd in and that would be the end of us all. --Del)

Friday, November 25, 2016


13 things mentally strong people don't do

Rook Recommendations

Missing on Hill 700 by Carrie Pepper
Carrie Pepper is a fine writer, very evocative of emotions, and in this volume she lays bare her and her family's pain over the loss on her brother Tony Pepper on Hill 700 near Khe Sanh. I had tears in my eyes several times. He served in the 26th Marines, my regiment, though I was thankfully with regimental HQ, not with a rifle company as Tony was. In addition, I had the life-saving good fortune to rotate home in September of 1967, before Tet and the siege of Khe Sanh, while he was lost in April of 1968. It is especially moving to read about how Tony's Marine brothers and other vets rallied to her and made her one of their own, and to for her to find out that he was carried in many hearts. Marines will find this book of particular interest, but anyone interested in the tragedy of war will be moved by it. I highly recommend reading it; I hope she published more.

WAR by Sebastian Junger 
This best seller by a reporter embedded with Army infantry in a hotly contested valley in Afghanistan will be of interest to military history buffs and all who want a better understand of war as it is, not as heroic myth. Junger is an excellent writer. He is the author of "A Perfect Storm," so is no stranger to the reading public. This book goes beyond a description of close combat to explore the reactions of the soldiers to fighting, death and wounds. It delves into fear and courage in a very honest way; the author does not spare himself from painful introspection. they say Freedom is not Free. In this volume he gives a voice to that small minority who pay the price for almost everyone else.

With the Help of God and a Few Marines: the Battles of Chateau Thierry and Belleau Wood  by Albertus W. Catlin
I read the Kindle edition which was only 99 cents. Catlin was the CO of the 6th Marine Regiment at Belleau Wood, where a bullet wound through his lung eventually took his life, but not before he wrote this interesting account. As a memoir written immediately after the events, it makes no pretense at balance. The Army and French are gallant allies, the Germans the evil Bosch or Huns. There were a lot of details that were new to me, though I have read extensively about these actions. It will be of especial interest to my brother Marines.

The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
For decades I have read and been amused by the cynical definitions from Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary." Finally I decided to get a copy. Though much of it is outdated from the 1800s, there were more than enough gems to be worth purchasing it. Things like: "Peace, n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting." "Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a conflict of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." And, "In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, Bain is so highly regarded that it is exempted from the cares of (public) office." There are numerous small poems illustrating his definitions by poets I never heard of leading me to suspect they were written by Bierce himself, as doubtless were the many fanciful anecdotes. Well worth a writer's time.


Nigeria: Muslims carry out coordinated attacks on Christians in 5 villages, murdering 45


Australia: Immigration minister charged with “creating terrorists” by saying it was mistake to bring in so many Muslims

Bye Santa

Germany: veteran Santa Claus fired for opposing child marriage



Thursday, November 24, 2016


Trump Supporters Found 'Hamilton' Star's Old Tweets & Voting Record -- And Are Having a Field Day

Happy Thanksgiving from our house


The average super wealthy Hollywood celebrity uses more fresh water to water the lawn than many third world villages get in a week or two. The average celebrity puts more carbon into the air in a week than you and I do in a year. And then they have the nerve to lecture us about global warming and the poor.


Enemies of language. By Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: Throughout history, revolutionaries of all stripes have warped the meaning of words to subvert reality.
And now here we go again, with another effort -- spearheaded by the media and universities -- to use any linguistic means necessary to achieve political ends.
"Sanctuary city" is a euphemism for the local and state nullification of federal law -- a subversive tactic that dates back to the nullification crises during the Andrew Jackson administration and, later, in the years leading up to the Civil War.

Criminal Refugees

Salon op ed on Trump

Sanders Supporter Writes In Salon...It's Time To Stop Lying About Donald Trump's Remarks About Mexicans

Excerpt: You might well dislike Trump’s words. I did. But let’s not make it worse. He did not say that all Mexicans are rapists. Yet that’s what many commentators did. For example, Politico misquoted Trump by omitting his phrase about “good people.” They said he was “demonizing Mexicans as rapists.” They argued that Mexicans do not really commit more rapes in the U.S. than whites. But that’s not what Trump claimed. (This writer didn't want Trump to be the candidate; neither did I.  But truth is truth, and slime attacks are slime attacks, and it's important to point out the slime attacks, in fact it's important to shout about them.  Otherwise the media and the leftists will do the Goebbels thing where you scream it loud enough, long enough, and it becomes the truth. The truth is that while the bulk of illegals are just poor people trying to get to a better place, the fraction of them that are criminals and troublemakers is significant, well past the average levels in the native population.  Denying that is part of the PC insanity. When even a committed liberal writes about it, that is great.  Not everyone on the Left is an idiot ideologue, and we need to keep that in mind sometimes.  (Although the idiots seem to have more power and get more press.) --Del)


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Students paid to protest Trump

Paying Students to Protest Trump
Excerpt: Pomona College is paying students to protest the new president-elect. That chilling detail trumps all the news about frantic college students who require safe spaces with Play-Doh and puppies to recover from the election. According to the Claremont Independent, Pomona College’s Draper Center for Community Partnerships advertised a November 9th anti-Trump rally in Los Angeles on Facebook. It wasn’t enough, however, for the center to promote a partisan political event. It went all the way to using university funds to rent buses to take students to the rally and to reimburse travel costs for those who missed the bus. The Draper Center personnel knew what exactly they were doing: “The Draper Center is organizing a bus that will take students to downtown LA TONIGHT to stand against Trump.” This isn’t just the usual leftist politicization of the university. Typically that political mischief is veiled. It takes the form of Marxist history, one-sided syllabi, and wholesome-sounding code words such as “environmental awareness.” But at Pomona the mask has slipped. We are seeing outright political zealotry in plain violation of the college’s tax status—and its educational integrity. (OK, and now we have a flat-out pushing of political bias on the part of a college, spending money to support protest rallies.  But of course, only the right kind of protest rallies.  That is NOT what a school is supposed to be doing.  It's bad enough for professors and administrators to engage in indoctrination rather than education, but when they actually start spending school funds for a particular cause, that's well over the line.  I hope there's some kind of flak that hits this school and its activist bosses over this. --Del)


Stop Smearing Jeff Sessions
Excerpt: Sessions’s critics endlessly repeat his old joke that he thought the KKK was “OK until [he] found out they smoked pot.” What usually goes unmentioned about this is that as a U.S. attorney for Alabama, he sought and obtained the death penalty for a KKK murderer, and also filed multiple desegregation lawsuits. He enforced the law to protect black Americans from violence, and he vindicated their legal rights when they suffered from unlawful discrimination.

T-Day Politics

You Can Survive Thanksgiving without Help from the New York Times



Immigrant demands

Germany: Muslim migrants burn down hall, screaming “There isn’t enough Nutella, Gummibears, and chocolate”
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you. ~Bob