Monday, January 30, 2017

SAG (Sick Actors Guild) Awards

Via John

Did you catch the SAG (Sick Actors Guild) Awards last night? 

Since the inauguration, the violent rabid left has completely taken center
stage and last night,at the Shrine Exposition Center, was literally no exception. 

Every time you turn on the TV news, all you see are their juvenile antics:

    Their marching.
    Their blockading.
    Their vulgarity.
    Their violence.

If you know anything about 20th Century history, you readily recognize that this, minus the brown shirts,  is how the Nazi fascists came to power in Germany.  The parallels are becoming undeniable.

All you hear from the American left (still calling themselves "Democrats for now)  are their complaints and  their demands. The Empire, the monied Establishment, te crony crapitalists and their mouth-pieces in the  legacy media, are all striking back agains the people and the policies who were on the ballot in November.

They are freaking out because it was all supposed to be rigged in their favor.

Even if you can believe the exaggerated numbers proferred by the same fake alphabetical news networks  (which, of course, you can't), it is still remains only a TINY fraction of Americans, less than 1%, who are participating  in these anti-American shenanigans.

Anybody who thinks introspectively, even a little bit,  can see this is really all political in nature.
Women's march - all political.  Demonstrations about a 90 day travel ban imposed on 7 war-torn
Jihadi strongholds - all political. It's all politics, all the time. The left, and its propaganda ministry
the (alleged) "media" just cannot accept their defeat graciously. We can seen these mobs becoming
domestic terrorists on their own. Many Americans will eventually die from their anti-Trump actions, and they  will be fully to blame for those deaths.  They will NEVER acknowledge their role in these deaths, just as  the actions of Black Lives Matter has greatly increased the black-on-black homicides due to the "Ferguson Effect" THEY (and Obama) created.  Are they being held accountable?  (don't laugh - it's not a laughing matter)

(Up)Chuck Schumer was even on TV yesterday boo-hooing as he shed his crocodile tears.

The Screen Actor's Guild put on a political show last night, instead of an awards cemetery.

They were so smug in spouting their lofty rhetorical bullshit. Such phonies.....yeah, they're actors,
so what else can you expect? Honesty?  Sincerity? Patriotism?  No, none of that will be had
because they are paid representatives of the Democrat Party, trying to "massage" public opinion
to oppose what is being rightly done to protect this nation and its people.....all of US.

I'm sick of it.   WE need to show Trump we appreciate his efforts to protect us and we will support him  in his efforts to avert more mass killings of Americans by these religious zealots, and to avoid becoming the same dangerous continent that Europe has already become. Think of the children - our children and how they are endangered by those who want to come and kill them, and already have, on numerous occasions.

The question about our hard-working President becomes:  "how do we best support him in his tireless make America great again?"

Your thought(s).............?

~ John

Islam and immigration: a historian's view

Via Iver

Back in 2011, during my abortive experiment with doing a podcast, I had the privilege to interview my favorite historian, John Julius Norwich, whose Byzantine trilogy has pride of place on my bookshelves between the final volume of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica and the Summa Theologica. In preparation for the publication of the three volumes of my collected columns, we discovered that there was room to include the complete version of selected interviews at the end of Volume III, which will cover from 2010-2012.

Thanks to Were-Puppy, who has manfully taken on the task of transcribing them. Here is a section of my interview with Lord Norwich concerning a subject that is more than a little relevant today.
After a long period of relative peace, Islam appears to have entered another expansionary phase.  Is this something the West is better equipped to handle, now that it has become increasingly secular?

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Canadian (& U.S.) Liberals: Filth Politics, Shaming Tactics, and Media Censorship of Fundamental Freedoms in Canada

Via Dale"Good Evening Gentlemen! Just a quick Email to say hello and share my recent article, hope everyone on your end is doing well. I couldn't remain silent any longer with what most Canadians fear to say. Regardless of outcome, I firmly believe staying silent and writing nothing wasn't the right action. As much as I've entered politics and have an online presence the censorship has gotten much worse since Trump won. A dedicated article on my blog is tougher to ignore and censor. :)
 It's still somewhat up in the air as to if I can make it down this (PATCON) spring, but I'm certainly returning again at some point! Take care and be well!"

I started realizing in 2011 that a putrid level of filth politics was being used on a global scale. In Canada we changed our Human Rights Code to only serve demographics of minorities as opposed to individuals that felt they were discriminated against. In Saskatchewan, the HRC fired a group of representatives and walked them out of the government office. The mainstream media didn't report the story with any seriousness. Immediately....mainstream Canadian values and religions began to be challenged by minorities under our own laws. The change meant that anything majority could be questioned as being bias against a minority, and that anything majority questioning a minority could be deemed racist. The change also allowed for implementation of filth politics, as well as the opportunity for social and racial division.

I've personally dealt with filth politics in my life. It's a very unpleasant education of which few of us are prepared for or raised to understand. As Canadians most of us are raised to act in kindness and in honor, so we have little to no experience with it. It is the worst form of bullying at a very organized and high level. My own experience occurred in the insurance industry after being injured in a motor vehicle accident. I wrote four very specific articles against SGI outlining the experience and created a venue for them to be viewed publicly. Canadian media doesn't oppose SGI in western Canada, so alternative strategy and actions were implemented. All provincial agencies and media were given opportunities to help or report the story, all turned it down. I was warned several times by several agencies to remain silent regarding the filth politics and tactics employed against me when injured. It is normal to be shamed and threatened with public humiliation and/or punishment for speaking, which is a key element for filth politics to succeed.

The Southern Yankee


Beyond the New England slave trade which populated the American South with millions of enslaved Africans, there were many Yankees who moved South before 1861 to engage in agriculture and the holding of slaves.  And they had a Southern counterpart who learned the Yankee’s  close-fisted ways.  During the War and after Northern bayonets had conquered Southern regions, many industrious and profit-minded Yankees came South to try their hand at revolutionizing Southern agriculture and labor with experiments at Hilton Head and Louisiana.
Bernhard Thuersam,

The Southern Yankee

“The name “Yankee” was originally bestowed upon New-Englanders alone, but for what reason it would be difficult perhaps to determine at this time. At present, however, with all foreigners it is used to designate the natives of any of the Anglo-Saxon States of our republic. In our Southern States all Northerners are regarded as Yankees, while the Southerner will not consent to have the name applied to themselves.

But even in the North there are those who still disclaim the appropriateness of the cognomen, when applied to any persons other than the natives of New England . . . “Yankee” with all these is looked upon usually as a term of reproach – signifying a shrewd, sharp, chaffering, oily-tongued, soft-sawdering, inquisitive, money-making, money-saving, and money-worshipping individual, who hails from Down East, and who is presumed to have no where else on the Globe a permanent local habitation.

In a sense of the word, however, we are disposed to opine that, while New-England may possibly produce more Yankees than other portions of the Republic . . . still, any numbers of the close-fisted race are to be met with all the way from the banks of the Hudson to the deltas of the Mississippi – all to the manor born too, and through whose veins courses not a drop of New-England blood.

Of these the Southern Yankee is, without dispute or cavil, the meanest. He has nothing whatever to plead in excuse or even extenuation of his selfishness; for all around him is boundless hospitality, and even the very air he breathes excites to warm-heartedness, relaxing the closed fist of more Northern latitudes into the proverbially open palm of the generous hearted South. Time was indeed, when the Southern Yankee had neither a local habitation nor a name.

During the grand old Colonial days, as well as the happy period which immediately followed the Revolution, Southerners did not dream of devoting their whole lives – all their time and talents – to the base pursuit of riches – the mere acquisition of dollars and dimes, regardless of family ties, or the duties owned to society, and the much higher duties one also owes to his God.

At the present time, the Southern Yankee is quite an institution in the South. The Southern Yankee comes of no particular lineage, but springs from all manner of his forefathers, though in most cases from persons of the middle class. Like his Northern brother, the Southern Yankee is deterred by no obstacle whatever from his tireless pursuit of riches.

In the tobacco-fields of Virginia, in the rice fields of Carolina, in the cotton-fields of Alabama, or among the sugar-canes of Louisiana, when a farmer or planter, he is in all things similar and equally bent on the accumulation of the sordid pelf: and the crack of his whip is heard early, and the crack of his whip is heard late, and the weary backs of his bondsmen and his bondswomen are bowed to the ground with over-tasking and over-toil, and yet his heart still unsatisfied; for he grasps after more and more, and cries to the fainted slave: “Another pound of money, dog, or I take my pound of flesh!”

Will it pay to press the poor African beyond what he can endure, and thereby shorten his life . . . this is the great and the only question with every Southern Yankee: “Conscience? Basta!

He knows no such thing as conscience: he cares only to get gain, and get it he will, and let conscience go to the dogs. Religion? Go talk to the women and the parsons about religion.”

[The] Southern Yankee is fully as restless as the Yankees of the North – always on the move, or ready to sell out at any time if settled. Home to be loved must be made attractive, but he who is so wedded to filthy lucre as to despise all ornament that costs money, is not capable of entertaining in his selfish and narrow bosom so refining a passion as the love of home, or the love of anything else, indeed, that is pure and beautiful.

However, though often a farmer or planter, the Southern Yankee is much more frequently a trader or speculator. The slow but sure gains of agricultural pursuits are not swift enough to satisfy his inordinate craving for money; hence he speculates either in merchandise, or stocks, or tobacco, or cotton, or sugar, or rice, or grain, or lands, or horses, or men. In all which he is but the type of the Wall Street prototype. He will lie or cheat if need be, and scruples at no dirty trick provided it enables him to make a “good thing of it” – such is the chaste vernacular of these dim-witted fellows.”

(Social Relations in Our Southern States, D.R. Hundley, Henry B. Price, 1860, excerpt, pp. 130-13

Archivist unravels mystery of why freeman entered slavery

Via Jeffery

Why would a Morgan County freeman have petitioned to become a slave in the early days of the Civil War? It's a mystery that has puzzled historians, but the disturbing answer recently was discovered.

Morgan County Archivist John Allison, while researching an agent who worked with the Freedman’s Bureau in Decatur during Reconstruction, found a letter regarding Reuben Patterson.

Patterson, who was born a freeman of color named Pleasant Martin, gives details in the 1866 letter about why he petitioned the Morgan County probate court in 1861 to put him into slavery.

“There have been a lot of stories written and told, but none answer why a man would give up his freedom to become a slave,” Allison said.

The Dixie Curse


In the tradition of all authority to trample love and devotion, an outsider (or perhaps a group of) has decided to cut into the heart of a people’s birthright. Ross Bjork, University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) athletic director has in all his Kansas wisdom arbitrarily and highhandedly told the world that no renditions of the grand old song, “Dixie,” will be played at Ole Miss games. He made this autocratic avowal prior to last year’s college football season.

“We felt that it’s the right thing to do. It’s time to move forward,” Bjork said. “It fits in with where the university has gone in terms of making sure we follow our creed, core values of the athletic department, and that all people feel welcome.”—except the ones he just rejected.

This statement is pathetic only because the man who said it has no clue, no intimation of what he is talking about.

Robert E. Lee: American Hero


Several years ago, leftist blowhard Richard Cohen at the Washington Post wrote that Robert E. Lee “deserves no honor — no college, no highway, no high school. In the awful war (620,000 dead) that began 150 years ago this month, he fought on the wrong side for the wrong cause. It’s time for Virginia and the South to honor the ones who were right.” He echoed a piece in the New York Times by the equally abrasive “establishment” historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor that portrayed Lee as an abject traitor to his family, a man who was not torn by his decision to side with Virginia and who with equal vigor embraced secession and supported slavery.

A contemporary Internet search for “Robert E. Lee traitor” brings up several articles that lambaste Lee for turning his back on his “country” and violating his military oath. This would not have been the case less than fifty years ago, but Lee has been reduced to a non-American, an insignificant other of American history who had a foot fetish and propagated a “myth” of Southern righteousness. After all, as Cohen wrote, “he offered himself and his sword to the cause of slavery….Such a man cannot be admired.”

Would either say the same thing about Washington or Jefferson, men whom Virginia Royal Governor Dunmore believed were fighting for slavery in 1775? Dunmore “freed the slaves” through a carefully calculated “emancipation proclamation” in the early stages of the American War for Independence.

Trump's Rollback of the Neoliberal Market State

Via Billy

What is Trump doing?

Trump is rolling back neoliberalism and everything connected to it.

To understand what this means, here's a narrative of Trump's insurgency.   It explains what he is doing and what he is likely to do.  It starts with the rise of neoliberalism.

Gulf Leaders Agree To Trump’s Request To Set Up ‘Safe Zones’

Via Billy

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The King of Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi agreed with President Donald Trump’s request to support safe zones for refugees in the Middle East, the White House announced Sunday.

A White House readout of the call between President Trump and Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz Al Saud said that the King agreed to “support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by the ongoing conflicts.”

Chris Kyle's Iraqi Interpreter Has Blistering Message for All the Protesters Over Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

Via Billy

This week, President Trump has sparked lots of controversy with a series of executive orders.

The one that's been getting the most attention of late bars visa entry for 90 days for people coming from the following seven countries: Libya, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia.

There's been major consternation over the order, due to its inclusion of interpreters who help the U.S. military in Iraq. In some circles, it's being called an all-out “Muslim ban.”

Independent Journal Review wanted to get a take from someone who understands what it's like to live in a country rife with jihadists.

We talked to Johnny Walker, who worked as Chris Kyle's Iraqi translator during the Iraq War.

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Congress might be able to axe a lot more Obama regulations than you thought

Via Billy

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We already knew Congress could do a lot to roll back the administration's last-minute rules and regulations using the Congressional Review Act. Under a process that the Senate minority cannot filibuster, Congress can easily undo any regulations that have been published in the Federal Register in the last 60 legislative days. That means anything back through June 13.

Republicans in Congress have already announced their intention to roll back five relatively obscure rules, and several more high-profile ones are sure to follow. But on Thursday night, Kim Strassel came across something more interesting about how the CRA works. If she's right, this law is a lot more powerful than I thought, and apparently more powerful than most members of Congress thought as well.

Mystery death of ex-KGB chief linked to MI6 spy's dossier on Donald Trump

Via Billy

Oleg Erovinkin

An ex-KGB chief suspected of helping the former MI6 spy Christopher Steele to compile his dossier on Donald Trump may have been murdered by the Kremlin and his death covered up. it has been claimed.

Oleg Erovinkin, a former general in the KGB and its successor the FSB, was found dead in the back of his car in Moscow on Boxing Day in mysterious circumstances.

Erovinkin was a key aide to Igor Sechin, a former deputy prime minister and now head of Rosneft, the state-owned oil company, who is repeatedly named in the dossier.

"Trump didn’t select seven “Muslim-majority” countries. US President Barack Obama’s administration selected these seven Muslim-majority countries."

Via comment by JEFFREY on Trump: 'It's not a Muslim ban' & Vast Majority Of ...


According to the reports “The order bars all people hailing from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.” Critics had attacked Trump for selecting these seven countries and not selecting other states “linked to his sprawling business empire.” Bloomberg and Forbes bought into this.

But, wait a sec. I read the order and Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen are not mentioned in it. 

Go back and read it again. Do a “ctrl-f” to find “Iraq”. Where is “Iraq” in the order. It’s not there. Only Syria is there. So where are the seven nations? Where is the “Muslim ban”? It turns out this was a form of fake news, or alternative facts.

Teacher, 70, Forced to Retire After Displaying Confederate Flag During Civil War Lesson

Via Bill

A teacher who displayed the Confederate flag to middle schoolers in his history class was forced to retire amid concerns that he was displaying a symbol of hate.

70-year-old Sutter Middle School (Folsom, CA) teacher Woody Hart hanged both a Confederate flag and a Union flag during his lesson on the Civil War.

In a public statement (via the Sacramento Bee), Folsom Cordova Unified School District made suggested that he may have hung up the flag for some reason other than to teach the history lesson.

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Trump & DHS respond to media outrage by reasserting priority of security in new order on refugees

Via John

Less than 48 hours after issuing an executive order pausing the U.S. refugee resettlement program, both Pres. Trump and the Department of Homeland Security issued statements indicating no openness to backing down in the face of intense news media criticism.

At 4:30 Sunday afternoon, Pres. Trump provided this statement:
America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border.
America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say. My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months. The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror. To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion - this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order. We will again be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over the next 90 days. I have tremendous feeling for the people involved in this horrific humanitarian crisis in Syria. My first priority will always be to protect and serve our country, but as President I will find ways to help all those who are suffering.
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