Search This Blog

Saturday, August 31, 2019

'After All, Didn't America Invent Slavery?'

The amazing and disturbing answer is that students are being taught this lie.

If you think the title’s question is silly, you’re right. But here’s the problem: Increasing numbers of college students today would unhesitatingly respond, “Hell, yes!” to the query. Could it be because that is what they are being taught?

I first learned of this misconception about slavery about three years ago, when a professor published the results of 11 years of his quizzing his students at the start of each year on what they knew about American history and Western civilization.

By far the most shocking result to emerge from his years of polling is this: Students overwhelmingly believe that slavery “was an American problem . . . and they are very fuzzy about the history of slavery prior to the Colonial era. Their entire education about slavery was confined to America.”...

In perusing the FreeTheSlaves website, the first fact that emerges is it was nearly 9,000 years ago that slavery first appeared, in Mesopotamia (6800 B.C.). Enemies captured in war were commonly kept by the conquering country as slaves.

And in the 1700s B.C., the Egyptian pharaohs enslaved the Israelites, as is discussed in Exodus Chapter 21. Later, the pagan Greeks participated in slavery, for ancient Sparta as well as Athens relied fully on the slave labor of captives.

But Greek slavery paled in comparison to that in ancient Rome. According to historian Mark Cartwright, “slavery was an ever-present feature of the Roman world,” in which “as many as one in three of the population in Italy or one in five across the empire were slaves, and upon this foundation of forced labor was built the entire edifice of the Roman state and society.”

By the 8th century A.D., African slaves were being sold to Arab households in a Muslim world that, at the time, spanned from Spain to Persia.

By the year 1000 A.D., slavery had become common in England’s rural, agricultural economy, with the poor yoking themselves to their landowners through a form of debt bondage. At about the same time, the number of slaves captured in Germany grew so large that their nationality became the generic term for “slaves”—Slavs.

But you knew that didn't you? The answer is that if you're a millennial and went to an American school you would not know any of that.

Muslim Black Slavery - Islam Slave History of Black Africa

The REAL Story of African slavery.

Via Baldilocks

A review of the book:

Before reading this book, I thought that I was reasonably well-informed on the history of Islam, and I was wrong. The immense scale of the horror inflicted on black Africans by Islamic slavery over 1400 years is stunning, and make no mistake, the practice continues today.

I found this book while looking for an English translation of Tidiane N'Diaye's Le génocide voilé. He gave a interesting interview to the French media recently in which he contrasted the 100 million living descendants of black African slaves in the New World to the few scattered villages of survivors in the Islamic world. As you come to understand the reasons why, the horrors unfold.

John Alembillah Azumah provides an excellent, meticulously footnoted treatment of this incredible subject, and does so from the prospective of one seeking inter-faith dialog. This is not a product of academia, but of religious scholarship. Research in this area and publication of this material would be almost inconceivable in an academic institution under the strictures of pro-Islam political correctness.

That could be the most shocking part of this book. Not the material itself, which is as horrible as history can be, but the willingness of Western apologists for Islam to ignore entirely that jihad against the infidel for the purpose of murder, rape, enslavement, and subjugation is in fact a core tenet of Islam.

Interesting points: most of the slaves crossing the ocean survived (90%) and were allowed to marry. 

Most of the slaves the Arabs kept for themselves were women to be used as sex slaves, the men were castrated and became soldiers.  Roughly 90% died before reaching the slave markets.

Modern art was CIA 'weapon'

Literally every conspiracy theory is turning out to be true.

 For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art - including the works of such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko - as a weapon in the Cold War. In the manner of a Renaissance prince - except that it acted secretly - the CIA fostered and promoted American Abstract Expressionist painting around the world for more than 20 years.

For my entire life I thought modern art was the unwitting beneficiary of rich people with no taste.  Now I find that I've been funding it with my tax dollars.

Friday, August 30, 2019

A war doesn’t start until somebody fights back.

Somebody once made a movie "Suppose  they gave a war and nobody came?"

There is a very common misconception about war.  The beginning of a war is generally marked by an attack, invasion or other aggressive moves by a country.  But a war can’t start until the aggressor meets resistance.  A brawl usually begins when somebody throws a punch.  But unless the person getting punched hits back it’s not a fight, it’s just somebody taking a beating.

The Twentieth Century is known for war.  But when Germany invaded Austria in 1938 and Czechoslovakia in 1939 we don't refer to the German-Austria war or the German-Czechoslovakian war because there was no resistance.  No resistance = no war.

In late 1938 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain held up a treaty with Hitler declaring “peace in our time” which led to the Czechs surrender without a fight.  

World War 2 began in 1939 when Germany and the USSR invaded Poland and the Poles fought back with the backing of England and France.  Had the Polish armed forced not resisted, historians may well have classified 1939 as a year of peace. 

The Civil War is instructive.  When the Southern states began seceding from the Union in 1860 there was peace.  It was not until Abraham Lincoln ordered the military to resist the takeover of Fort Sumter that the Union and the Confederacy were at war.  

This is important and it applies to what is happening in the country today.  It’s why my hackles rise when I hear that President Trump is responsible for the open hatred and disunity in this country.  We may as well blame the Poles for World War 2 and Lincoln for the Civil War.  

There has been an ideological assault on America and its culture for decades.  Every nation has its malcontents.  But the Communist ideology, imported from the Soviet Union and its adherents had a major impact on our culture.  When war began in Europe, Communists in this country opposed military support for Britain in its fight against the Nazis until the day Hitler invaded Russia.  The American Left beat the drums for war only when Communism and Stalin were in danger.    

The Left blamed America for the Cold War.  For decades after the end of World War 2 they were dismissed as an irritant by the vast majority of the American people, the people I’ll call “Normal.”  Normals loved America, its founding, and saw it as a force for good in the world.  But gradually the Left began to dominate the culture, capturing the press, entertainment, and academia.  Normal people found themselves, their history and their belief in freedom and individual initiative under attack.   

Obama, the archetype of the Left, told Americans “you didn’t build that.”   He accused normal Americans of bigotry,  calling them "bitter clingers."  Hillary called them deplorable and irredeemable and the Liberal fans who could afford $1000-a-plate-dinners laughed and cheered.   

It's now understood by all "right-thinking" people that white heterosexual males are what’s wrong with the world. 

The Black editor-in-chief of the New York Times decreed that black slaves built America while whites sat idly by when they are not raping, pillaging, plundering and burning crosses.  Democrat members of Congress supported Islamic terrorists, the extinction of Israel and supported those who want to exterminate Jews.  These are not "fringe" views, they are held by very important people, some even running for President. 

And us Normals didn’t find ourselves with any meaningful defenders.  Mocked by Conrad Black as the OBushinton political establishment we gradually came to realize that all members of the Ruling Class - Democrat and Republican - approved of the assault on Normals.   The Tea Party was seen as a threat by both parties.

 Republicans gave us lip service when they courted our vote but were careful never to actually do anything to support our values while in office.  If we called them out on their failure to deliver on their promises, they whined that they just didn’t have the votes and asked for money for the next election when they promised - pinkie swear – that next time they would keep their pledges.  But next time never came because it was all a show; “boob bait for Bubba” as Moynihan so eloquently put it.   

 The Bushes exemplified the Republican version of the Ruling Class that basically agreed with the Zeitgeist.  Bush 1’s “Kinder and Gentler” slogan was actually a slap at the Reagan era.  Bush 2 inadvertently presided over 9/11 and once the Iraq war became a quagmire stood by supinely while the Left branded him a warmongering Hitler-wanna-be.  John McCain was the press’ favorite Republican as long as the “Maverick” attacked Conservatives.  His running mate, Sarah Palin, was knifed in the back by McCain staff while the press stabbed her from the front.  Once McCain became the Republican nominee the press slimed him as an over-the-hill adulterer.  Romney was such a Boy Scout that he allowed himself to be double-teamed in a political debate by Obama and moderator Candy Crowley.  Publications that pretended to resist the Left’s cultural onslaught like National Review and Weekly Standard were so anxious to join the Left’s juggernaut that they denounced the Normals as heatedly as any on the Left as soon as Normals left the reservation.   

Normals were told that their customs and beliefs were not just wrong but illegal.  Gay marriage was created by an edict of the Ruling Class.  Normals were required not just to be tolerant but join in the celebration.  Bake them a cake, host their wedding pizza party or be held up to public humiliation and watch your business destroyed.  

People who think there are only two genders are classified as haters who hate, hate, hate.  Joe Biden was recently asked how many genders there were and his reply - “3” - was roundly mocked.  There is no “Woke” right answer.  Whatever your reply, it’s going to be wrong tomorrow and you will be denounced by the gender police.

Men dressed as women were suddenly transformed from mental cases to a protected class with their own letter in a growing alphabet of celebrated perversions.  Normal people go to a public bathroom designated for men or women and expect to see a member of the same sex there.  Wrong again, Buffalo Breath!  If you expect that, you’re pilloried as a bigot and will be exposed and boycotted by a new class of culture warriors who will scream at you and drive you out of restaurants after spitting in your face.    

There are very few people roaming the country who are mentally unstable enough to disown their own sexual organs.  The larger game is a power play by culture warriors to demonstrate their ability to destroy Normals.  They will smash the statue of your fallen hero to demonstrate their power in exactly the same way as the Taliban do in the territory they control; because they can.  It's cultural rape and, like sexual rape,  it’s done to show dominance.  They revel as Normals are forced to stand by.  Vikings, Vandals and other barbarians throughout history have done the same thing as they pillaged and plundered people that didn't have the ability or the will to resist.   
There’s a similarity between the Left’s onslaught and Nazi ideology.  Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” published in 1925 is an indictment of Jews for the ills that the Germans suffered following World War 1.  In 2019 the leading American newspaper, the New York Times, began the 1691 Project claiming that Black slaves built America and Whites are responsible for all its faults.   Nothing could be more Hitlerian than this.  

In Donald Trump, the American people have the first leader who is willing and able to lead them in resisting the onslaught of the Left in its attack on Normals.  He is willing to engage the Culture War.     

 His style is counter-attack and he gives with the same gusto and brutality as his attackers.  It shocked them at first, accustomed as they are to Republicans cowering when attacked.  The "polite" part of the Democrat Party began by calling him "un-Presidential."  The others went straight for calling him a mass murderer - worse than Stalin, Hitler and Mao - and accused him of stealing the election in collusion with Vladimir Putin.   In a very real way, Trump has driven the Leftist aggressors insane.  Failing to drive him from office via the Deep State's "insurance policy" they have become unhinged.  They are now saying that people using “reasonable” arguments are slaveholders.  

It remains to be seen if Trump, who is unique in the political world, will prevail or will be over-run by a horde of totalitarian Luddites who worship strange beliefs about the earth.  After all, the Poles were defeated after being double-teamed by two of the most despotic regimes in modern history.  But he fights, and so far he has prevailed in the face of the fires of Hell deployed by every sector of the Ruling Class against him.  We have an actual culture war instead of a Left-wing gang rape of the American culture thanks to Trump.  God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform. 

Babylon Bee: "MSNBC Admits They Make Up All Stories About Trump Using Book Of Mad Libs"

NEW YORK, NY—After Lawrence O'Donnell admitted to publishing a sensational, world-altering, but also totally fake story about Trump's finances and Russia, MSNBC confessed that it simply makes up all its reports about Trump using the patented Mad Libs system of making up random words and sticking them in blanks in pre-written sentences....

Using this system, MSNBC was able to produce a fake letter Trump sent to Putin while on summer vacation:


I am having a(n) TREASONOUS time at camp. The counselour is INSANE and the food is SINISTER. I met MIKE PENCE and we became ORANGE friends. Unfortunately, TRUMP is BAD and I TREASONED my COMBOVER so we couldn`t go BETRAYING like everybody else. I need more RUSSIAN BOTS and a HURRICANE sharpener, so please DISASTROUSLY NUKE more when you COLLUDE back.


Read the whole thing.

There Is No ‘Gay Gene,’ Comprehensive Scientific Study Finds


Recent polls have shown that most Americans believe that homosexuals are “born that way” rather than become gay as the result of environmental factors. In fact, perpetuating the belief that sexual orientation is innate has been crucial to the gay rights movement. According to the most recent Gallup Poll on the subject, 88 percent of people who believe homosexuals are “born that way” support the legality of same-sex marriage, while only 39 percent of those who believe homosexuality is the result of environmental factors support the legality of same-sex marriage.

So, what happens when science proves that homosexuals aren’t “born that way”? Perhaps we’ll find out. ...

According to Ganna, these genetic variances have “a very small effect” on sexual behavior, and combined, only explain “considerably less than 1% of the variance in the self-reported same-sex sexual behavior.” This means that non-genetic factors, including environment, upbringing, personality, and nurture “are far more significant in influencing a person's choice of sexual partner, just as with most other personality, behavioral and physical human traits,” according to the researchers.

Babylon Bee: "'Good Evening,' Says President Trump, Drawing Immediate Flurry Of Fact Checks"

The New York Times pointed out that the meaning of the phrase was vague and that Trump could have meant any one of several things by the statement. Finally, they concluded that since Trump stubbornly insists on existing in our plane of reality, the statement that the evening was "good" in any way couldn't possibly be true:

Thursday, August 29, 2019

2020 Vote Looks Like 1972 — With No Watergate

Whatever anyone might think of the president’s public personality, his progress toward his goal of radically altering the government and shattering or co-opting the long-tenured OBushinton political establishment has been a relentless and unstoppable juggernaut. His candidacy was mocked, his chances of election were minimized, his ability to avoid impeachment was artificially maintained in doubt for over two years, and the idea that he will be easy to defeat next year is only starting to expire, strangled by facts.

The country is prosperous and the attempt to orchestrate economic pessimism will be no more successful than all the bunk about misogyny, incitements to violence, “racially charged” demagogy, corruption, treason, chaos in the White House, and the rest of it.

Dear Normal American, this is what the New York Times thinks about you. (SLATE Transcript)

The New York Times Unites vs. Twitter

In a transcript of the newspaper’s crisis town-hall meeting, executive editor Dean Baquet grapples with a restive staff and outside scrutiny.

Staffer: Hello, I have another question about racism. I’m wondering to what extent you think that the fact of racism and white supremacy being sort of the foundation of this country should play into our reporting. Just because it feels to me like it should be a starting point, you know? Like these conversations about what is racist, what isn’t racist. I just feel like racism is in everything. It should be considered in our science reporting, in our culture reporting, in our national reporting. And so, to me, it’s less about the individual instances of racism, and sort of how we’re thinking about racism and white supremacy as the foundation of all of the systems in the country. And I think particularly as we are launching a 1619 Project, I feel like that’s going to open us up to even more criticism from people who are like, “OK, well you’re saying this, and you’re producing this big project about this. But are you guys actually considering this in your daily reporting?”

Read the whole thing.  These are the people raping America's culture.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Bias has killed the ‘Gray Lady’ — and Dean Baquet fired the fatal shot

While reading the transcript of a New York Times staff meeting, a Lily Tomlin line came to mind: “No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.”

In this case, it is also impossible not to be disheartened and furious. The transcript shows that the rot of bias at the Times is far beyond the pale and there is no hope of recovery. Yet not a single person there declared the obvious — that the paper is ­betraying its principles.

Rigor in reporting and restraint in judgment once made the Gray Lady noble. Now she is dead, her homicide an inside job.

The transcript, leaked to Slate, reveals a confederacy of ignorance and bigotry involving hundreds of people. The ringleader is executive editor Dean Baquet, who fires the fatal shot into the credibility of his paper....

Readers who want straight facts and fair play won’t find it in the Times. All they will get is a biased agenda and a guaranteed conclusion.

Read the whole thing.

“Black newspaper editor swivels from Trump-Russia Collusion narrative to “my people built the country while white people sat idly by drinking beer and burning crosses.”

Dean Baquet

Dean Baquet, the black editor of the failing NYTimes has made it his mission to tell the world that America was built by blacks while White Americans sat around drinking, raping and shooting innocent black babies when they were not lynching honor students on their way to grandma’s house.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Nuke the moon next?

Biased Media Upset That Trump Allies Are Pushing Back Against the Lies

Somebody should have warned them that their smear tactics could backfire.

Psychiatrist Claims Trump Greatest Mass Killer Ever

He was on CNN with Fat Brian.  Of course.

Why Does This Sound So Much Like the Liberal Media During Obama’s Administrtion?

This is not a parody of the NY Times/WaPo/CNN/MSNBC during the Obama administration.

Successful Test-fire of Newly Developed Super-Large Multiple Rocket Launcher Held Under Guidance of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via

Pyongyang, August 25, 2019 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, guided the test-fire of newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher on Saturday.

The Supreme Leader of the Party, state and armed forces learnt about the development of the super-large multiple rocket launcher system and issued an order to start the test-fire.

The test-fire proved that all the tactical and technological specifications of the system correctly reached the preset indexes.

He gave high appreciation, saying that it is, indeed, a great weapon, our young national defence scientists are so clever as to conceive out of their own heads and design and complete the weapon system at one go-off although they have never seen it, and they have performed a great work.

Obamas Strike Blow for Economic Justice, Donate Millions in Exchange for Massive Beachfront Estate

Andrew Stiles - August 22, 2019 4:05 PM

Celebrity authors Barack and Michelle Obama are striking a blow for social, economic, and climate justice, vowing to donate an undisclosed eight-figure sum to Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck in exchange for his massive beachfront estate on Martha's Vineyard, the luxury island vacation spot popular with Northeastern elites, boat-shoed bon vivants, and other rich freaks who use "summer" as a verb and donate to Pete Buttigieg.

The 29-acre property, which includes a 7,000-square-foot main house with seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and two guest wings, is listed at $14.85 million—well within the Obamas' price range after signing a "high eight-figure" production deal with Netflix, in addition to a joint book deal reportedly worth $65 million. There's also an outdoor pool and fireplace, balcony jacuzzi, chef's kitchen, and a private boathouse.

The former president, who once scolded Wall Street executives by saying, "I do think at a certain point you've made enough money," is potentially suffering from wealth anxiety, which could explain why he has decided to give so much money to such a worthy cause.

The purchase has not yet been finalized, but barring any unforeseen setbacks, the Obamas will soon become the proud owners of their third mansion, in addition to properties in Chicago and Washington, D.C. "There's only so big a house you can have," Barack Obama said in 2018.

Obama once claimed his election marked "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow." The decision to buy a property so close to the water is perhaps a subtle vote of confidence in President Donald Trump's efforts to combat climate change.


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Some pictures from this week

Apologies all around

Senator Elizabeth Warren has apologized—again—to Native Americans for the DNA tests she took to determine if she’s really part Cherokee. Speaking at a forum in Sioux City, Iowa, earlier this week, she said, “Like anyone who has been honest with themselves, I know I have made mistakes.” Warren apologized back in January, but only after initially refusing in October to say she was sorry, until the backlash grew so strong that she relented. With her second apology, Warren has set a new standard in the Democratic presidential primary, which some wags have dubbed the “I’m Sorry Primary.”

Former vice president Joe Biden has already apologized for his fond memories of working with segregationists in the Senate. Senator Kamala Harris, meantime, has apologized for the “unintended consequences” of a truancy law she promoted in California. Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard is sorry for having once opposed gay marriage, while Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has apologized for her formerly tough-on-immigration positions. Beto O’Rourke has apologized for joking about how his wife is the one raising their kids, while Marianne Williamson has asked white people to apologize to African-Americans. Finally, South Bend’s mayor, Pete Buttigieg, has apologized for saying, “All Lives Matter.” It’s not that they don’t—you’re just not allowed to say that they do. And to think that the voting doesn’t even begin for another six months!

OTOH I'm not sorry I voted for Trump.

Michael Mann Refuses to Produce Data, Loses Case

We can only conclude the Michael Mann is a fraudster
What happened was that Dr. Ball asserted a truth defense. He argued that the hockey stick was a deliberate fraud, something that could be proved if one had access to the data and calculations, in particular the R2 regression analysis, underlying it. Mann refused to produce these documents. He was ordered to produce them by the court and given a deadline. He still refused to produce them, so the court dismissed his case.

The rules of discovery provide that a litigant must make available to opposing parties documents that reasonably bear on the issues in the case. Here, it is absurd for Mann to sue Ball for libel, and then refuse to produce the documents that would have helped to show whether Ball’s statement about him–he belongs in the state pen–was true or false. The logical inference is that the R2 regression analysis and other materials, if produced, would have supported Ball’s claim that the hockey stick was a deliberate fraud on Mann’s part.

Check out this great video explaining the whole Babylon Bee/Snopes brouhaha. See Bee headlines animated!

Bill Maher on David Koch Death: ‘I’m Glad He’s Dead’ and ‘I Hope the End Was Painful.’

Mark Steyn: "End of the Peer Show"

Mark notes the end of free speech in "Peer Reviewed" articles.
It suffices for peer-reviewed science in the third millennium:

"It's time to stop giving these people visibility, which can be easily spun into false authority," Professor Alex Petersen said. "By tracking the digital traces of specific individuals in vast troves of publicly available media data, we developed methods to hold people and media outlets accountable for their roles in the climate-change-denialism movement, which has given rise to climate change misinformation at scale."

Gotcha. So you're just another guy in the shut-up business, a phenomenon of our times rising far more rapidly than sea levels in the Maldives. "Consensus enforcement" (in Dr Curry's very useful formulation) stalks our public discourse in everything from immigration to Islam to transgender bathrooms. But climate alarmism is (for the moment) unique in attempting to pervert the scientific method to advance its political goals - to declare that science proves that a scientist, merely by attracting the attention of a Vancouver blogger, is transformed into a contrarian who should never be heard from again.

Politicized science is something we used to leave to the Soviets and other totalitarians. The result is peer-reviewed papers that are about as scientific as the Cypriot bishop who says anal sex during pregnancy will make you give birth to homosexual babies. The Maldives will be around long after Nature has drowned in the froth of its own fanaticism.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Increasingly Secular Nation Replaces Outdated Religious Ideas With End Times Prophecies, Moral Judgments

"Having been freed from the shackles of religion, we will now make wild predictions about when the world will end and inform you who is moral and who is not," atheist small group leader Beorn Mingles said at a Portland coffee shop Tuesday. "Finally, we have cast off the opiate of the masses and instead will just tell you what to believe and how to behave."
Babylon Bee

All The People Who Think They Are Better Than You Are Much, Much Worse

Kurt Schlichter

Now our grotesque liberal elite, backed up by the Fredocon goobers whose awakening into wokeness happened to perfectly coincide with their utter rejection by us actual conservatives, have decided that our entire history is based upon slavery. The New York Times is spearheading this latest trash-the-rubes initiative, fresh off its "RUSSIA! TREASON! COLLUSION! EMOLUMENTS!" humiliation. Trying to shame us – many of us literally veterans of the Cold War – with allegations of partying with Putin didn’t work out so great, so why not pivot to morally undermining us for having slaves we didn’t have?

Our elite is such garbage. As I’ve asked before, is it too much to ask that our elite actually be elite?

Never before have so many snobs had so little to be snobbish about. It’s not like the ruling caste that turns up its collective snout at the people who actually make this country work has a CV full of achievements to back up its arrogance. Our elite is anything but. It’s a collection of pedestrian mediocrities who inherited our civilization from the people who actually created it and fought for it, and like every spoiled child who was handed free stuff by his doting mommy and daddy, our elite is resentful and obnoxious.

Look at the freaks our universities are pumping out – they can’t read, they can’t write, they think history started in 1996, and the only things they ever created are evermore tiresome and weird gender identities.


Yo, my name is Kaden. I’m an otherkin-identifying, non-binary gendered, two-spirit from Brooklyn with a degree in Climate Change Ventriloquism from Yale. I’m not ashamed to cry when I see a MAGA hat because my mom says my feelings are important. Bernie is too patriarchal for me, so Beto 2020!...

Please. They’re so concerned with global warming that they all have to take private jets to Davos to tell us we need to start biking to work.

Yet, with a track record unbroken by success and unmarred by anything like competence, our elite still offers us a laundry list of tasks it demands we Normals undertake. And, astonishingly, it does so with a straight face...

Read the whole thing.

Friday, August 23, 2019

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham ‘Disgusted’ by Antisemitism from New York Times Editor

Punching back twice as hard.

“I am disgusted but not surprised by this latest revelation out of the New York Times,” Grisham said in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News. “Will there be consequences? Doubtful. The New York Times is too busy weaponizing journalism to harass this President and the people who work for him to bother holding their own people accountable.”

Grisham’s comments come in response to a Breitbart News expose that found Wright-Piersanti, an editor on the politics desk at the Times, made a number of racist and antisemitic comments on Twitter over the years. In response to the Breitbart News investigation, Wright-Piersanti deleted several of the tweets and issued an apology for his “offensive” comments.
I have deleted tweets from a decade ago that are offensive. I am deeply sorry.

— Tom Wright-Piersanti (@tomwp) August 22, 2019

Many say the apology is meaningless, and something the Times would never accept from any public official guilty of the same actions its politics editor has admitted.
No way the @nytimes would accept this flippant “apology” from any individual they cover who had “a years-long history of antisemitic and racist comments on his Twitter page.”

— Cliff Sims (@Cliff_Sims) August 22, 2019

 What's this about?  Here's the news you won't find about the racist anti-Semite at the NY Times.

Exclusive — ‘Crappy Jew Year’: New York Times Editor’s Antisemitism, Racism Exposed

Babylon Bee: Reality Criticized For Not More Clearly Distinguishing Itself From Satire


WORLD—Reality has come under fire for not more clearly distinguishing itself from satire.

Fact-checkers and fake news watchdogs have called on reality to label itself after real news stories insisted on sounding like satire.

Experts proposed forcing real news stories to include labels like [REAL NEWS] in the headline. They could also include parentheticals throughout that read things like "(Just as a reminder, this actually happened and is not satire)." Then, the article could conclude with a notice saying, "What you just read was an actual thing that actually happened."

Babylon Bee continues to kick Snopes when it's down.


NY Times writer blames Trump for MSM burying neo-Nazi sponsors of Omar-Tlaib trip

For media, everything Trump touches “becomes toxic,”[Bari Weiss] asserted on @CNNReliable,  ... press ignored how Ilhan Omar/Rashida Tlaib trip to “Palestine” was “sponsored by a group that literally had published neo-Nazi blood libels” and supports suicide bombers.

Remember when TIME asked if Obama was "God the Father or God the Son?"

Trolling the press corps, Trump then referred to himself as “the Chosen One,” in an exchange about trade-warring with China during his impromptu presser on the way to Marine One. So if you were looking for reasons to calm down about Trump using language with a “Messiah complex” tone to it, you were out of luck.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

God is Just

The PCUSA has increasingly embraced the idea that God is fully love, “love is love,” and the concept of His wrath needs to be downplayed. This drags into long term theological problems that often wind up dragging proponents of this theological revision right out of Christendom. If the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament are the same unchanging God, why must so much blood be spilled in the Old Testament if God is all “love is love?” Trying to resolve it all with God’s love being magnified makes no sense.

If God is love, the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross is nonsense.  God is just and Jesus atoned for our sins.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Without a Stable Moral Currency, There Is Terror Without Trust

Richard Fernandez

The crisis of confidence in Western institutions can be described as a crisis of morality. The public has discovered that many public figures are shams. The #MeToo sex scandals, the accusations of collaborating with foreign powers, and most recently the Epstein case have undermined the reputation of our social betters. They are perceived are no better than the common clay and probably a good deal worse. This has undermined the trust that formerly allowed them to exercise authority over the public.

Once the realization hits that the Ruling Class is not only worse than the Country Class - but incredibly incompetent - you have a truly revolutionary situation.

What changed was the realization that without morality there is no trust and without trust, nothing works. Unchecked, this will result in a low-trust society where nobody can rely on the formal rules and reliance is placed on nepotism, tribalism, personal loyalty, and threats to transact business at all...

The instability of moral currency [outside of Christianity] combined with the immutable record-keeping of blockchain systems creates the worst of all possible environments: one in which people are irrefutably responsible for acts that may become retroactively reprehensible. Today's hero can easily be tomorrow's racist. You live in fear. Just as money is the measuring stick of economic values a stable morality is the necessary metric of political and social action. Without it, you can have terror but not trust.


Sunday, August 18, 2019

The White Supremacy Hoax

Now that the Russia  hoax has exploded in their faces, on to the next hoax with the NY Times leading the charge. I'm sure they'll get even more Pulitzers.

Just yesterday, “the deplorables” were to be deplored because they were “racist, sexist, homophobic,” clingers to “God and guns,” and Russian dupes to boot. Today, the agility and unanimity with which our politicians and media—heck, the ruling class—have shifted to indicting roughly 72 percent of the population as white supremacists, likely violent, would fill with envy their homologues in China, Cuba, North Korea, and other tyrannical places. By comparison, Joseph Goebbels had sloppy message discipline. Not even the Soviets in their salad days were so “on message!”
Today, our ruling class has come to define itself in terms of the will to humiliate “the deplorables,” as it subdues their disrespect. It is confident that the Republican Party won’t help the deplorables, and that President Trump will get out of the way quietly once he’s made some noise. And deplorables have this quaint habit of obeying laws—the fools!

All true. But the logic of the ruling class’s campaign against white supremacy cannot end in the deplorables’ peaceful submission because that campaign itself has no natural end. Some of the class’s components are sure to push for ever-stricter measures. More surely, an inherently abusive campaign of racial profiling itself guarantees deadly friction. One of these days, some misdirected SWAT team will shoot it out with innocent people, with casualties on both sides, or some person unjustly ruined will take his tormentors to the grave with him. One police force will fight another. The paths to civil war are many. A generation of domestic peace is increasingly difficult to imagine.

Theology Proper - The Doctrine of God

1. Evidence For God's Existence
2. What God Is Like
3. What God is Doing

The Message to Laodicea (Rev 3:14-22)

I have always been intrigued by the book of Revelation. And one of the most memorable sermons I ever heard was on the third chapter, especially the letter to the Church of Laodicea. They have a very modern day problem...
14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation.
15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!
16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.
19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.
22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

What's especially poignant about it is that it describes the Christian church in the US and Europe today.

All of the messages to the churches of Asia are extremely practical, but perhaps none fits the conditions in both Europe and in North America as does the message to Laodicea, the church that had become so lukewarm in its deceptive self-sufficiency. Regarding this condition, MacArthur has given us an accurate picture. He writes:

One of the remarkable sidelights in the staggering political changes in Eastern Europe is the fact of a vibrant Christianity that has emerged in the midst of the suffering, persecution, and atheism of these Communist dominated countries.

By contrast, in free Europe where there has been prosperity and democracy, the church is almost completely dead. The church has ceased to have any impact on the society. Atheism and humanism have taken over. Government and public policy is governed almost totally by philosophies that are antibiblical and even intolerant of the truth of Scripture.

If you look at the U.S., you find much the same thing. Government and the media, which affects the thinking of so much of America, are, for the most part, liberal and intolerant of Christianity. Leadership in both Europe and the U.S. are working for a one world government while the populace is preoccupied with their comfort and pleasure or the good life. The moral climate or condition of both free Europe and the U.S. is rotten to the core. According to a number of polls, if you compare the values, priorities, practices, and pursuits of professing Christians and non-Christians alike, you find very little difference on the whole.

It's gotten to the point that Methodist University Hires a Muslim Chaplain

We are the wealthiest nation in the world with more churches, more Bibles, Christian literature, and Christian schools than any other nation in the world, yet, we are losing the battle.

Read the whole thing.

Methodist University Hires a Muslim Chaplain

Going to church this morning.  It's a Methodist church.  One thing I have found in life is that the church people in the pews and many of the clergy are fine people ... committed Christians.  The hierarchy, not so much.  This being a good example.
Christianity teaches that there is only one way for humans to restore their broken relationship with God and enjoy eternal life, and that way is through repentance of sins and faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Islam teaches that's not true.

If Christ is the route to eternal life with God, why hire a "spiritual advisor" who teaches the opposite? Would they hire a Devil worshipper, a Buddhist, or an atheist for this role? It's really not safe to say that they wouldn't.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Week in Pictures: Fredo Edition

Former Deadspin Writer Calls Her Media Pals to Complain That Her New Bosses at Deadspin Wanted Her To Write About Sports for the Sports Site Instead of Insipid SJW Politics

I admit it, I don't know Deadspin at all; the name's not a give-away but as I was surfing the web this morning I saw two references (one being Drudge) to it and this stupid editor who is outraged that the owners of the site wanted the site to focus on the purpose of the site instead of ... what I assume is smearing Trump and anyone who supports him as racist White Supremacists.

The previous sentence was written before I checked the Deadspin website and - do I know these douches? - my assumption was totally vindicated.  A huge proportion of the site is devoted to attacking free enterprise, Trump, White people, Black people who associate with white people, white people who support Trump, homophobia (is that even a thing?) and vultures who poop (what?).

Ace does his usual good job gutting and filletting this bitch:
Life is so unfair!

Who do these bosses think they are?!

Deadspin's editor in chief has left the company, saying the new leadership of parent company G/O Media have made it "impossible" for her to continue working there.

"I have been repeatedly undermined, lied to, and gaslit in my job," Megan Greenwell said in a brief phone call with The Daily Beast on Friday.


Among the many grievances, Greenwell said, G/O leadership refused to guarantee editorial independence for Deadspin and asked for the site to "stick to sports" -- a long-running source of frustration for a staff that also covers media, politics, and culture beyond sports.

Soy vs. Soy: Max Boot and His Leftwing and Neocon Allies Declare War on a Newly-Discovered White Supremacist Organization: The National Review

How many times have we told them that you cannot join in the whitchunts for fringe, minor actors like Laura Loomer because the left doesn't care about Laura Loomer?

Laura Loomer is just proof of concept -- they want to prove the model of deplatforming people on the right.

You think they've developed this deplatforming machinery to take Laura Loomer out?

No, they developed it to take Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager out. Laura Loomer was just the test-run.

This continues to elude the Smartest of the Smarty-Pants Smart Set despite Little Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager being added to the "White Supremacist" watch-list on Google shortly after the deplatforming trains started running.

The NeverTrumpers are allies of the Left as the Left tries to destroy Normal People.   They want to rule you and have paid, willing allies in the NeverTrump cadre.

Ace does his usual fierce job of eviscerating the soyboys. 

Friday, August 16, 2019

All of Hillary Clinton's St. Dept. emails were being automatically copied & sent to a Chinese-related email account.

This is BIG!  Read the whole thing.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has now released documents that contain information that verifies that yes indeed, then-Secretary of State Clinton was having all her emails copied and forwarded to a Chinese companies' email account.

and Comey knew it.

How Popular Discontent Is Reshaping Higher Education Law

In recent years, Democrats have become slightly more positive about higher education. Concurrently, Republicans have become extremely more negative, and a majority of Republicans now tells pollsters that colleges and universities have an overall negative effect on the country.

Virginia Tech is now putting students' preferred pronouns on their student badges.

I'm glad my son graduated from Tech so many years ago.

“In fact, no field of biotechnology has promised more and delivered less in the way of treatments than embryonic stem cells.”

Remember when the pro-abortion lobby promised us that stem cells from aborted babies would cure every disease known to man?

Oberlin College is a microcosm of our society. The governing class can’t comprehend the concerns of the proles, assuming the proles must therefore be motivated by racism, white supremacy, sexism, patriarchy, Naziism, fascism, etc., etc., etc., by all things bad.

Read the whole thing. It offers a fresh perspective on what happened, including this perspective on decades of Oberlin College public relations disasters centered on protest culture (emphasis added):

How, after such public debacles costing millions of dollars in lost students, donors, and prestige, could Oberlin yet again condescend to its students, betray its finest traditions, and make itself a national laughingstock? Or as another Oberlin professor put it to me in a pithy email after the Gibson’s v. Oberlin verdict, “how idiotic can the college be always?”

This may be a class conflict, and a racial conflict, and everything else, but it also seems to be a uniquely Oberlin College conflict:...

Nothing in the actions of Oberlin College or those of its dean and vice president suggests an understanding or empathy with the Gibson family’s experience.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Stefan Halper was a US Government agent!

Red State
Lokhova accused Halper and various news media outlets of conspiring to defame her, by falsely claiming she had inappropriate contact with Flynn to further the narrative that Flynn was compromised by Russia.
The complaint asserted that “Stefan Halper is a ratf—– and a spy, who embroiled an innocent woman in a conspiracy to undo the 2016 Presidential election and topple the President of the United States of America.”
From World Tribune

In his book “Deep State Target”, former Trump aide George Papadopoulos said he was targeted by the FBI and Western intelligence. The FBI dispatched a spy, longtime Washington academic and advisory figure Stefan Halper, to induce him into committing a crime, Papadopoulos alleges.

The MSM largely ignored the Halper story.

Papadopoulos tweeted on April 6: “Deep state asset, Stefan Halper, paid me $3,000; tried to have a honey pot seduce me; and wanted to know my work in Israel and the energy business in general. Mueller then threatens to charge me as an Israeli agent. Who sent this guy and why?”

Monday, August 12, 2019

Beyond the scope?

The much-touted testimony of Special Counsel Robert Mueller before the House judiciary and intelligence committees last week yielded little beyond what was already in the “confidential” report Mueller submitted to the attorney general (and that has largely been made public). But there was one dramatic revelation from the testimony that should give every American pause, because it reveals not only a complete dereliction of duty on the part of the special counsel and his team of crack prosecutors, but also one of the greatest political scandals in American history.

When asked about meetings between Glenn Simpson, the co-founder and president of Fusion GPS, and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, whose clients include high-ranking Russian officials, that occurred both the day before and the day after Veselnitskaya’s 20-minute meeting at the Trump Tower in New York with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort, Mueller declined to answer because the question was, he claimed, “beyond the scope” of his investigation. This is stunning, for it revealed that Mueller and his team believed they were tasked only with investigating Russian contacts with the Trump campaign, not Russian interference in the 2016 election more broadly.

The actual appointment letter, signed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on May 17, 2017, in his capacity as acting attorney general, asserts that the appointment of Special Counsel Mueller was made “to ensure a full and thorough investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.” It authorized the special counsel to conduct the investigation confirmed by then-FBI Director James Comey in testimony before the House intelligence committee on March 20, 2017, “including” the following:

(i) any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump;

(ii) any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation; and

(iii) any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R., [section] 600.4(a).

Mueller’s “beyond the scope” testimony indicates that he and his team limited themselves to subsection (i), ignoring not only subsections (ii) and (iii) but also the key word, “including.” In other words, contrary to the explicit purpose of the appointment “to ensure a full and thorough investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” the investigation was conducted from the get-go as an anti-Trump effort.

Why is this so significant? The Glenn Simpson meetings with Veselnitskaya demonstrate that there may actually have been a conspiracy involving Russians and one of the 2016 presidential campaigns, but it was the Hillary Clinton campaign, not the Donald Trump campaign. Here are some of the additional confirmed factual pieces of that “Russian interference” puzzle, which apparently Mueller and his team declined to investigate.

Fact 1: The Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee paid the Perkins Coie law firm millions of dollars for “legal services” (as reported on Federal Election Commission filings).
Fact 2: Hundreds of thousands of dollars of that sum were funneled to Fusion GPS for opposition research, in violation of federal election reporting requirements.
Fact 3: Fusion GPS hired former British spy Christopher Steele to prepare an opposition research “dossier” on then-candidate Donald Trump.
Fact 4: In discussions with a U.S. State Department official, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec, Steele indicated that his sources for the dossier included Vyacheslav Trubnikov, the former head of the Russian intelligence service, and Vladislav Surkov, former deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation and a close adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Fact 5: The Steele dossier was relied on (at least in part) to obtain from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrants to spy on members of the Trump presidential campaign.
Fact 6: The same Glenn Simpson who headed the Fusion GPS efforts to obtain the Russian-sourced dossier from ex-British spy Steele met with Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer with close ties to high-ranking Russian officials, on the day before and the day after the Trump Tower meeting she had with Trump campaign officials offering (but never producing) promised dirt on Hillary Clinton.

By all appearances, then, it was the Hillary Clinton campaign that obtained information from Russian sources, and that information was used by the Department of Justice in the Obama administration to spy on the opposing political party. How anyone could contend that this information was “beyond the scope” of an investigation looking into Russian interference is beyond credulity. And yet that is precisely what Mueller claimed during the hearing.

One can only hope that further Justice Department investigations already underway will expose this scandal for what it is – an elaborate ruse to use Russian sources and an ex-British intelligence officer to create an excuse to spy on the opposing presidential campaign, not by private burglars (as was the case with the Watergate scandal), but by high-ranking officials of our own government at the DoJ and the FBI.

How to get a gun-free America in 5 easy steps

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Popehat: "The criminal justice system really is this malign and incompetent"

In a series of tweets
I get it. Epstein is one of the most famous and controversial prisoners in the world, a focus of immense media/political attention, and recently may have attempted suicide.
Therefore, you think, it is extremely implausible that jail officials would allow him to kill himself.

 But your assessment of plausibility is based on your assumptions about how the system works. Those assumptions are, mostly, wrong — naive Dick-Wolf-level law-enforcement-are-competent-good-guys stuff.

 You find it implausible because you think jailers would have to be freakishly incompetent to allow it to happen, and surely they aren’t. But they often are. You find it implausible because they would have to be wantonly indifferent to human life, and surely they aren’t. Dude.

 You find it implausible because jailers/law enforcement would surely get into huge trouble for letting something like this happen. Consequences? To law enforcement? For something happening to someone in custody? You gullible dipshit.

 In short, you find it implausible because you’ve accepted the fairy tale version of the criminal justice system, one utterly divorced from the reality. And you’ve managed to convince yourself that your view is “sophisticated” and that thinking this could happen is “naive.”

 Could there be more than malign indifference and incompetence? Sure. Maybe they hoped he would kill himself. Maybe he even bribed someone to look the other way so he could. Maybe there even is deliberate foul play.

 But if your belief is “it has to be murder, because nobody is this incompetent or indifferent,” you’re a willfully blind fool, a useful idiot for a despicable system.

That's the excuse I would use if I were the warden.  The "I'm not evil, I'm stupid" excuse.

Epstein Suicide !!!!????


It was not immediately clear how Epstein could have killed himself since he was under suicide watch after being found unconscious three weeks ago in his cell in Metropolitan Correctional Center.

In tomorrow's news: the Warden of the Metropolitan Correctional Center and the guards near Epstein's cell shared the winning Powerball Lottery ticket and announced their retirement. "We had never played the Lottery before, but this time we just had a hunch" said the Warden before jetting off to an undisclosed location.

Friday, August 09, 2019

El Paso Anti-Immigrant Terrorist Is Also a Radical Environmentalist

The El Paso killer wanted to reduce the earth's population for environmental reasons.

In his "manifesto" he tells us who the enemy is
  • corporations, 
  • modern lifestyle, 
  • farming, 
  • oil drilling, 
  • consumer culture, 
  • plastics waste, 
  • electronic waste, 
  • urban sprawl
  • people. 
So what does a committed environmentalist do? Get rid of people!
The American lifestyle affords our citizens an incredible quality of life. However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country. The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly overharvesting resources. This has been a problem for decades. For example, this phenomenon is brilliantly portrayed in the decades old classic “The Lorax”. Water sheds around the country, especially in agricultural areas, are being depleted. Fresh water is being polluted from farming and oil drilling operations. Consumer culture is creating thousands of tons of unnecessary plastic waste and electronic waste, and recycling to help slow this down is almost non-existent. Urban sprawl creates inefficient cities which unnecessarily destroys millions of acres of land....

The government is unwilling to tackle these issues beyond empty promises since they are owned by corporations. Corporations that also like immigration because more people means a bigger market for their products. I just want to say that I love the people in this country, but god damn most of y’all re just too stubborn to change your lifestyle. So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.

"If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable," the terrorist writes.

Think he's a nut?  Well, there are millions like him, for example, the Worldwatch Institute wants to cut the world's population by about three quarters.  

MSNBC Analyst Uses Numerology To Link Trump’s Decision To Fly Flags At Half-Staff To Neo-Nazism

This was the leadership of the FBI during the Obama years.

The FBI needs a more than a thorough housecleaning, it needs its leadership committed to an institution for the criminally insane.
A former FBI assistant director used numerology on MSNBC Monday to link neo-Nazism to President Donald Trump’s decision to fly flags at half-staff to honor the victims of shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Frank Figluizzi floated the unsubstantiated conspiracy theory during an interview with Brian Williams.

Figluizzi, an MSNBC contributor, said Trump’s decision will appeal to neo-Nazis and supporters of Adolf Hitler because of the date that the flags will return to full mast. Earlier on Monday, Aug. 5, Trump ordered flags to be lowered for three days in order to honor the 31 victims of the two mass shootings.

Figluizzi said that he was “not going to imply” that Trump deliberately timed the flag maneuvers to appeal to neo-Nazis, but then he laid out his theory to an unflinching Brian Williams.

“The president said that we will fly our flags at half mast, until August 8th. That’s 8/8. Now, I’m not going to imply that he did this deliberately, but I am using it as an example of the ignorance of the adversary that’s being demonstrated by the White House,” he said.

“The numbers 88 are very significant in neo-Nazi and white supremacy movement. Why? Because the letter ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and to them the numbers 88 together Stand for ‘Heil Hitler.’ So we’re going to be raising the flag back up at dusk on 8/8,” he continued.
Feel better about the FBI yet?  Where the hell is Christopher Wray and what is he doing to restore sanity to the FBI?

Ace of Spades nails it:
Batshit, bugfuck insane.

And this is the former FBI assistant director and Muller's handpicked choice to lead the Counterintelligence division.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Baltimore Sun Attacks Trump Supporter Who Organized Massive City Clean Up

Last week, Townhall covered MAGA supporter Scott Presler's call to action in Baltimore by inviting "Americans to help Americans" and go clean up neighborhoods in Charm City. Presler at first kept secret when the event would occur for fear of retaliation from the far-left like Antifa. But, on Saturday, Presler and 100 other citizens from all over the country traveled to West Baltimore for the massive trash clean up. By all measures, it was hugely successful. However, on Monday, the Baltimore Sun's editorial board ran an op-ed, trashing Presler and his group saying they only did the event to embarrass Baltimore and its residents.

Shithole press for a shithole city run by shithole politicians.

Joaquin Castro Hit List Is a Dirty Trick for the Ages

Joaquin Castro Hit List Is a Dirty Trick for the Ages

Attacks on the president are one thing. That daily drumbeat is now background noise. When the left began broadly attacking millions of Trump voters, that tone took on a special air of hostility. But this is singularly treacherous. This is a house-by-house, business-by-business, name-by-name political smear of Joaquin Castro’s own neighbors.

It remains on Twitter as of this writing despite what appears to be a clear violation of the platform’s terms of service. Rep. Castro spent a pathetic day online and in TV interviews insisting he had done nothing wrong. “There was no call to action,” he stated, as if one was needed. Have people needed a call tom action to torment Republicans in restaurants? Have they needed a call to action to terrorize them at their homes? No rallying cry is necessary when such outrageous acts come naturally to a corner of the Democratic Party Joaquin Castro is surely aware of.

If you see one of the Castro clan, tell him what you think.

How Dare God leave us when we asked him to

Da Tech Guy:

Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration and as such it is an excellent time to answer a question I’ve been hearing concerning the Dayton and El Paso shootings, particularly from the non-religious: “Were was God when this was going on?”

The short answer is: ” Where [did] you expect him to be?”

For nearly sixty years our media, political, social, educational and cultural so called “betters” have done all they could to drive God out of the public square, out of the classroom, out of our political discourse, out of our social discourse, out of every single cultural aspect of society. And being a loving God rather than an oppressor - instead of defying that demand, respected the free will of these folk - so allowing folks who didn’t want him there to do the best they could without him.

That best isn’t very good. Particularly when the ancient enemy has been ready to step into the gap left by his departure.

There is, however, good news.

There are plenty of people who weren’t all that anxious for God to go away and he has remained with such people willing to give aid and comfort to those who ask. That’s good, but even better is that just like in the Transfiguration where the glory of Christ was made plain to Peter, James and John, God is willing to transform us and help us transform our society, if we want to do so.

But it’s our choice. God will not compel us. He will allow us to face the world as it is, human nature as it is, if we so choose.
[minor edits]

Babylon Bee: "Migrant Caravan Mysteriously Disappears But Leaves Behind Cool Wooden Horse"


U.S./MEXICO BORDER—The migrant caravan headed for the U.S. has been the center of much controversy, but the problem seems to have solved itself, as the entire caravan has mysteriously disappeared.

In other, unrelated, good news, there's now a really cool-looking giant wooden horse sitting right at the U.S. border, fresh for the taking.

Babylon Bee: "Experts Warn We Have Only 12 Years Left Until They Change The Timeline On Global Warming Again"

WORLD—Climate experts have solemnly warned that we only have twelve years left until they change the dates on global warming again.

"If we don't take action, then in 12 years we will have to explain why the world hasn't ended and come up with a new number," one UN scientist warned. "This is a very serious threat, and we urge everyone to hand control of the economy to the government immediately before we have no more time left to change the timeline again."

The scientific consensus is that roughly 10-12 years from now, the world will be flooded with new doomsday predictions. This can all be avoided if we overhaul the economy and become socialists, according to non-political, unbiased sciencey type guys.

Babylon Bee: "Democratic Socialist Convention Forced To Communicate Via Interpretive Dance To Avoid Offending Any Attendees"

ATLANTA, GA—The 2019 National Convention of the Democratic Socialists of America got off to a good start, with presenters, speakers, and DSA leaders giving inspiring speeches and policy papers while being really, really careful not to use any gendered language.

But the complaints began to roll in from attendees anyway.

Eventually, one attendee, who identifies as an owlbear, stood up and bellowed into a microphone, "POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE: LANGUAGE ITSELF REPRESENTS SPECIES SUPREMACY AND IS VERY TRIGGERING TO ME," threatening the entire convention. After a brief pantomimed discussion, conference organizers came up with a solution: they would just use interpretative dance.

Conference speakers then gave speeches calling for the death of capitalism and the seizure of the means of production entirely by coordinated dance numbers. One particularly powerful dance entitled "The Blood Flows from the Animal Farm and It Is Delicious" had dancers reenact the Bolshevik Revolution. It would have garnered a standing ovation, but standing is considered ableism, so it only got jazz hands. Then a man without hands performed a scathing solo dance routine to inform everyone that jazz hands were very triggering to him. Everyone tried to apologize with sign language but only made things worse.

Finally, the convention was brought to a standstill when a white girl said dancing in rhythm with a song was offensive to her culture.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

A letter to our subscribers, from the New York Times

Dear Valued Subscriber,

For a mere $39.99 a month, about what you pay your Guatemalan nanny, you depend on us for thought-provoking personal reassurance, award-winning arrogance, hard-hitting sycophancy, and up-to-the-minute coverage of Orange Man – who is very, very bad.

The New York Times remains the world’s most prestigious Viewpoint Validation Service because we understand the crippling emptiness permeating the wealthy liberal soul – we are that emptiness – and you entrust us to make you feel good, smart and worthy every day.

While News and Opinion whisper watered-down postgrad nothings in your ear, Style and Dining guarantee you’ll be validated on the outside, as well as inside. Style and Dining remain committed to informing you on exactly what Brooklyn thought was cool three years ago. While the city that is our namesake – and the place you’ve built your entire identity around – might be a dead, stale cultural wasteland that no one cares about anymore, our Travel section reminds you that you’re a global citizen. Times subscribers don’t have homes, they have bases.

But even the pre-eminent VVS is vulnerable to mistakes.

Read the whole thing.