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Retired Master Sergeant of Marines. All around swell guy.

Communists, mob rule reigns in Durham, NC

Durham: Communist agitators of Workers.org triumph as law enforcement looks on. (Twitter)
Durham: Communist agitators of Workers.org triumph as law enforcement looks on. (Twitter)

If you’re counting on the Durham County Sheriff Michael “Mike” Andrews (919-560-0853) or the City of Durham Chief of Police Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis (919-560-4322) to actually stand-up to the Communists or Anarchists, guess again.

As reported by Fox News, a mob took to the streets of Durham, NC in broad daylight and destroyed a memorial statue to the Tar Heel State’s Confederate veterans of a century and a half ago.

Keep in mind, the LEOs (Local Law Enforcement)

All the while, the statue located at the County Courthouse but within the boundaries of the City of Durham, was destroyed while county sheriff’s deputies and city police officers did nothing more than stand there and watch as the rule of law was completely and totally abandoned.

Sadly, Sheriff Andrews and Chief Davis have proven that words like “serve, protect, alert and vigilant” have no meanings whatsoever. They’re simply empty words completely void of honor or integrity.

Regardless if the memorial statue in question was to Confederate veterans or Malcolm X, the fact of the matter is that law enforcement officers allowed the law to be openly and flagrantly violated.

As Fox News reporter Lucia I. Suarez Sang noted; (Emphasis mine)

At no time did officers with the Durham Police Department or deputies with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office intervene as activists brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull it down, according to multiple media reports.

 

Reporter Sang also cited that “Criminal charges sought for protesters” who destroyed government property in spite of LEOs watching the crime as it happened.

But to make matters worse, Sheriff Andrews turned common sense on its head with his rather Orwellian quote to the press; (Emphasis mine)

He continued: “My deputies showed great restraint and respect for the constitutional rights of the group expressing their anger and disgust for recent events in our country. Racism and incivility have no place in our country or Durham.”

Other than open vandalism and destruction of public property, Sang also reported that in regards to state property in the form of memorials to Confederate soldiers – “North Carolina has a law protecting the statues. The 2015 law prevents removing such monuments on public property without permission from state officials.”

Apparently that particular law has little meaning in City of Durham or in Durham County proper. At least the world knows now how the LEO leadership in that particular city and county will react if the mob is big enough.

As far as the mob itself is concerned, little doubt in the knowledge that the openly pro-Communist and militant Marxist Workers.org was the primary power-player in the recent mob rule of Durham.

Other than openly supporting North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, Venezuela’s Maduro, and Iran’s ayatollahs, as the group notes on their official website;

We’re talking about the real issues facing workers and oppressed people – and organizing for the real solutions. Revolutionary solutions. Join us in the struggle to demand:

  • Abolish Capitalism
  • Disarm the Police & ICE Agents
  • Fight for Socialist Revolution
  • Defend Black Lives Matter

Mass struggle is the way forward.

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Islamic Fatwa gives thumb’s up to toilet paper

All the modern conveniences of the 9th century in the 21st!
All the modern conveniences of the 9th century in the 21st!

Toilet paper, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Yes, we in the West have been use to the modern convenience of cheap, plentiful and sanitary butt-wipe for well over the past 150 years.

Sadly, there are billions of the more impoverished who’ve never enjoyed the pillowy softer side of personal hygiene after the evacuation of one’s bowels.

Oh, and the Turks. The Turks obviously have been on the stanky-fanger side of the debate until just recently.

That’s right, our erstwhile NATO allies have finally been given the go-ahead sign when it comes to going number two.

As reported by the Jerusalem Post,

Using toilet paper is allowed in Islam but water should be the primary source of cleansing, according to a Fatwa released by Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (the Diyanet), [the Turkish newspaper] Hurriyet reported on Thursday.

The idea that using toilet paper is prohibited stems from the idea that paper can be used for writing.

“If water cannot be found for cleansing, other cleaning materials can be used. Even though some sources deem paper to be unsuitable as a cleaning material, as it is an apparatus for writing, there is no problem in using toilet paper,” the fatwa declared.

In a separate statement, the religious authority said last month that “it was okay for substances produced for cleaning and containing alcohol to be used for cleaning purposes, while stressing that drinking alcohol was forbidden by the Islamic religion,” Hurriyet reported.

Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs. (Twitter)
Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs. (Twitter)

As far as the question of what exactly is the proper Islamic etiquette for making your bladder gladder and/or dealing with a bad case of the dirty squirties, MyReligionIsIslam.com gives the lowdown of the down and dirty.

Just a few of the do’s and don’ts of going dooty; (emphasis mine)

  • One should enter the toilet with one’s left foot and exit with one’s right foot.
  • One should recite the prayer “Alhamdu-lil-laa-hil-la-dhi adh-haba ‘a-nil a-dhaa wa ‘a-faa-ni” when exiting the toilet.
  • After cleaning one’s private parts, one should cover them immediately.
  • One should remove the feces on one’s anus with one’s finger and wash one’s hand. If there are still traces of filth, one should wash them with water.
  • When cleaning the private parts after answering the call of nature, men should wash them from the back to the front. Women should wash them from the front to the back. Thus, the genitals will not be smeared with filth, nor will it cause one to be sexually aroused by the stimulation of fingers.
  • One should dry one’s private parts with a cloth after washing them. If there is not a cloth available, it is permissible to use toilet paper because toilet paper is produced to be used after answering the call of nature. But using other kinds of paper for this purpose is not permissible.
  • One should sprinkle some water over one’s underpants after cleaning one’s private parts. By doing so, when one notices wetness on one’s underpants, one will not feel doubt as to whether it is urine or not.
  • After cleaning their private parts, men should do istibra. Women do not do it. Istibra means not to leave any drops of urine in the urethra. It is done by walking or coughing or lying on the left side.
  • If a man exits the toilet without doing istibra, drops of urine may come out and soil his underwear. Therefore, he should insert a cotton wick as big as a barley seed into his urinary hole, whereby he will prevent urine from oozing out.
  • One should not look at one’s private parts or spit into the toilet.
  • One should not urinate while standing unless there is strong necessity for doing so and should not let drops of urine splash onto one’s clothes. To that end, one should keep separate pajamas or tracksuit. It is mustahab to enter the toilet with separate pajamas and with the head covered.
  • One should wash one’s hands after using the toilet.
  • One must not urinate into any water, on a wall of a mosque, in a cemetery, or on a road.
  • Cleaning the private parts with stones and similar materials is an acceptable substitute for cleaning them with water.
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Road Rage in Multi-Cultural Denmark: ‘I’ll F*** Your Goat’

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Pimpin’.

Denmark, like almost every other member nation of the European Union have experienced wave upon wave of overwhelmingly unskilled and uneducated Muslims from North Africa, the Middle East, and South Central Asia.

As the Euro-centered news site 10News reports, “West Europe is changing rapidly as a result of mass-immigration from the Islamic world. This includes the level of aggression in public spaces. Denmark experiences increased problems with reckless drivers of a Middle Eastern background.”

Taking their observation to the next level, the news page cites the left-leaning Danish newspaper, Politiken, who notes of a whole newway of insulting the people of Denmark is rearing its ugly head;

“A guy makes the world’s biggest three-point turn, and is about to drive into me. We get eye contact and I shake my head. He screams something through the open window. At first, I can not recognize the words, but then I hear them:

‘I’ll f**k your mother’

A few days later I’m on my motorbike going home from work, as a driver in a black car almost hits me. The driver is talking in his mobile phone while driving, and I give him what I think is a good advise: ‘Drive a car, not your phone, when you are driving’. ‘I saw you,’ he claims.

The word ‘idiot’ escapes my mouth and I take off. At the first coming red light the guy runs with his hands closed in a fist. Among the threats he screams:

‘I’ll f**k your dog — I’ll f**k your goat!’”

Denmark has seen a veritable flood of new migrants enter their nation in recent years. Notable increases have originated in Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Morocco, Lebanon and Somalia.

More common in the land of origin of the new arrival to Denmark than Western sentiments are use to, just a few examples of what the Danes and the rest of Europe must be prepared for;

The India Times notes some of the more curious fatwas issued to the Muslim faithful;

  • Their driving has always been under suspicion, now we know why
    In 2013, Saudi Arabia’s Sheikh Lohaidan issued a fatwa that Women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and producing children with clinical problems
  • Rapist father-in-law made husband
    In 2005, In a particular case, a woman was raped by her father-in-law in UP and instead of punishing him, an Islamic court in Deoband issued a fatwa saying that because of the father-in-law’s act, she should now be treated as his wife, and hence, her husband would now be her son
  • Buffets are haram
    In 2014 in Saudi Arabia, A member of the Standing Committee of the Council of Senior Scholars, Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Fawzan, said that buffets offered at restaurants are haram.

The News International (of Pakistan) reported in 2011 that a local man was caught in flagrante with a neighbor’s donkey, resulting in a 50,000 rupee fine. Shocking to the Western mind, the fine wasn’t imposed for having sex with an animal, but for committing adultery. The raped donkey was labelled a ‘kari’ (an adultress) and eventually honor killed by its owner.

Incredible though it may sound, a donkey was declared ‘Kari’ and shot dead here in a remote area on Monday. The Jirga imposed 110,000 rupees fine on the alleged ‘Karo’.

The reports said that in Village Ghahi Khan Jatoi, a villager Ghazi Khan alias Malang shot dead his donkey on being ‘Kari’ with Sikandar Ali alias Deedo. He attempted to kill Sikander too but the alleged Karo managed to escape and surrendered himself to an influential person of the area.

Sources said the influential person summoned both the parties and imposed 110,000 rupees fine on the Karo. They said Sikander and his family were forced to pay Rs 50,000 on the spot and the remaining amount in two installments.

The sources added that the alleged Karo pleaded innocence at the Jirga, but the Jirga members paid no attention to it. Sikander’s family said he paid Rs 50,000 to save his life otherwise he would have been killed.

ArtAndPopularCulture.com also cites the following in regards to “zoophilia”;

Middle East: Miner and DeVos (1960) comment that amongst Arab tribal cultures, “Bestiality with goats, sheep, or camels provides another outlet. These practices are not approved but they are recognized as common among boys.” Havelock-Ellis [note 52] states “The Arabs, according to Kocher, chiefly practice bestiality with goats, sheep and mares. The Annamites, according to Mondiere, commonly employ sows and (more especially the young women) dogs.”

Meanwhile, Google Trends notes that Pakistan leads the entire planet regarding internet searches for the following four-legged fornication;

  • Pig sex – followed by India, then Egypt
  • Rat sex – Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) second, India third
  • Camel sex – South Africa comes in second, with India not far behind

Pakistan was barely beaten by Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) when it came to the following:

Pakistan also came in second to Ethiopia in the following:

  • Donkey sex –  Kenya came in third
  • Horse sex – Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) came in third

Pakistan came in a disappointing third regarding the following:

  • Cat sex – Vietnam wins the Gold, Sri Lanka takes the Silver

While two of the top three nations leading the list regarding goat loving (Pakistan and Bangladesh), as it turns out the followers of Mohammed aren’t even listed when it comes  to getting up close and personal with sheep.

In light that sheep are consumed in most nations of Muslim majority, it is arguable that Muslims really do take serious the old adage, “Don’t play with your food.”

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Snowflake alert: Anti-Confederate hysteria hits Maryland

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Maryland arguably has the coolest flag of all the 56 states, commonwealths, territories, and the singular district that all fly under the Stars and Stripes. That is, if you’re big into European heraldry.

But as cool as the Calvert family coat of arms consisting of alternating quarter squares of the yellow-and-black colors of his father’s family and the red-and-white colors of his mother’s family, the Crosslands, we now have to deal with crazed “There’s a Confederate hiding under my bed!” hysteria casting not only disparaging remarks, but also flat-out historically wrong accusations against the Maryland colors. Continue reading Snowflake alert: Anti-Confederate hysteria hits Maryland

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Man in the know: NoKo ICBMs can hit entire nation ‘other than Florida’

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Donald Bacon, 55th Wing Commander, salutes the men and women attending his fini flight after being hosed down with a fire hose and champagne bottles from family and aircrew June 26 at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Fini flights are a common military tribute to the outgoing commander of a military instillation. (U.S. Air Force photo)

At first blush, Rep. Don Bacon comes off as a very loose cannon in the House of Representatives. To be honest, my first thought was that he was some big mouthed congressman from East Toilet Seat in desperate need of media attention.

As quoted by Karla James of the Nebraska Radio Network, Rep. Bacon stated “North Korea’s ICBM could hit anywhere other than Florida.” Continue reading Man in the know: NoKo ICBMs can hit entire nation ‘other than Florida’

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Coast Guard Commandant defies President Trump on transgendered ban

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Adm. Zukunft defies President Trump.

Admiral Zukunft (sounds like “suck unfit“) may be the Commandant of the Coast Guard, but it sure seems as if the Connecticut native may need some brushing up what exactly the chain of command is, as well as who it is that answers to who. Continue reading Coast Guard Commandant defies President Trump on transgendered ban

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When Islam gets it right: Rapist, baby killer executed by machine gun blast

hqdefaultWhen it comes to Islam, I usually find myself in disagreement with the followers of Mohammed. From their rather sanguine dogma and scriptures to the deafening silence from the overwhelming majority of so-called peace-loving Muslims when it comes to condemning militant radical Islam.

But in all fairness, there are times when Islam absolutely and without fail gets it right.

The recent execution of one Muhammad al-Maghrabi, formerly of Sana’a, Yemen, is one of those moments. Continue reading When Islam gets it right: Rapist, baby killer executed by machine gun blast

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Stupid alert – victimhood pimp finds latest oppressors: Smart people

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Smart people suck.

“Stupid people of the world, uhhh…”

Victimhood has always been a lucrative business. Doubt me? Just look at the millions of dollars pulled in by the likes of Al Sharpton, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Jesse Jackson.

Or if you’re anywhere near the University of Iowa, look up student Dan Williams. He’ll give you the lowdown on those with a low IQ.

If you’re lucky, Williams will happily explain to you how unfair it is to the more stupid that dwell amongst us that smart people have a clear “privilege” over them.  And by crackie, that’s just wrong and needs to be stopped, forthwith. And probably fifth and sixthwith, too.

Reported by Thomas Lifson of The American Thinker, “Progressives, crazed with identifying new forms of oppression attached to the currently fashionable catchword privilege, have finally embraced the stupid as a victim class.

Lifson notes one of the more interesting (amusing) passages in Williams’ article;

There are many kinds of privilege besides white privilege: cognitive privilege, for example. We now know that intelligence is not something we have significant control over but is something we are born with. We are living in a society in which success is increasingly linked to one’s intelligence. This is not to say that intelligence is the only factor that is important. All that is implied is that below a certain threshold of intelligence, there are fewer and fewer opportunities. These opportunities are being shifted upward to jobs that require heavier cognitive lifting or else are being replaced by robots. Thus, the accident of having been born smart enough to be able to be successful is a great benefit that you did absolutely nothing to earn. Consequently, you have nothing to be proud of for being smart.

As every schoolchild knows (or at least should know), the Declaration of Independence clearly states:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Maybe it’s the “self-evident” part that the stupid need explained to them, or possibly that the pursuit of happiness is far from a federal guarantee of happiness.

Nonetheless, Williams makes a point of blaming those gifted with intelligence for the stupid being, well… stupid.

And victims. Don’t forget that the less intelligent are victims of the more intelligent.

For the benefit of Williams and the stupid he claims are victims, allow me to point out that once that whole creation stuff is finished, some rather interesting things happen;

  • Some people are taller than most, some are shorter than most
  • Some people are stronger than most, some are weaker than most
  • Some people are more intelligent than most, some are less intelligent than most

Referring back to the article from The American Thinker,  Lifson correctly opines;

I am not certain if Williams is an actual sophomore, but he certainly is sophomoric.  He understands nothing about intelligence, though he pretends he does.  (In fairness, I was once an undergraduate college student intoxicated with the new ideas I was learning.  And it was my privilege to learn from scholars immersed in classical thought, not progressive propagandists.)

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No such thing as ‘transgendered’ – Says who? Science

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Transgendered is a word being bandied about quite a bit lately.

It’s almost as if certain politicians and media outlets are bombarding us with everything transgendered in a move to desensitize the populous to what this thing truly is, and after we’ve had this shoved down our throats long enough (no pun intended), then we’ll all accept the entire notion of transgendered as perfectly normal.

But I have a different perspective. I’m of the opinion that it’s anything but normal. In fact, I find transgendered to be the textbook definition of abnormal.

Of course, President Trump putting the kibosh on this whole transgendered bunch openly serving in the armed forces has whipped the entire LGBTQIAPK community into quite the angered frenzy.

Just in case you aren’t quite sure what the LGBTQIAPK community is, that particular set of initials stands for “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual, Pansexual and Polygamous, and Kinkiness.”

Anyhow, like I said, the, umm… shall I say this? The alternative lifestyle crowd is in full power-pout regarding The Donald bringing Barack Obama’s grand social experiment to a decidedly unceremonious end.

As the legitimately elected Commander-in-Chief recently sent via social media;

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Transgendered hoaxes. (Twitter)

Caution: No Safe Space Ahead…

With all that aside, allow me to make the following trigger-inducing statements;

  • There is no such woman named Caitlyn Jenner
  • There is no such woman named Kristin Beck
  • There is no such woman named Chelsea Manning

There are, however, three quasi-famous men named Bruce Jenner, Christopher Beck and Bradley Manning, respectively. Of course, the common thread is that they’re all transgendered. Or in my personal opinion, three guys who’ve grown their hair long, had breast implants, then mutilated their genitals, but that’s just my opinion.

With transgendered being a relatively new word in the Western lexicon, what exactly does that mean? To liberals it means that a man has become a woman, and conversely, a woman becomes a man, period.

I won’t use a theological argument due to the liberal belief that nothing is greater them. So instead, I’ll just fall back on common sense and basic biology.

  • Of course, everyone is familiar with cloning à la Dolly the sheep. So if and when science starts cloning human beings, what if Bruce, Chris and Bradley donate some scraping from their inner cheek? Will that clone be male or female? We already know the answer to that. No matter what operation they have or pills they ingest, they’ll never change their chromosomes.

Now just a couple of rhetorical questions:

  • Is it scientifically possible for Bruce, Chris or Bradley of ever being diagnosed with cervical cancer?
  • Is it scientifically possible for Bruce, Chris or Bradley of ever being diagnosed with prostate cancer?

I would like to make it abundantly clear that I don’t hate or have any ill will for those who either choose or approve of this particular lifestyle.

Here’s what I’d like – how about stop demanding the rest of us agree with and accept your life choices, or face the consequences of your Gestapo-like reprisals?

That’s reasonable, isn’t it?

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House Democrat calls Gen. Kelly ‘extremist’ who is ‘militarizing the White House’

Babs and Barry are besties. (Twitter)
Babs and Barry are besties. (Twitter)

Say what you will about John Francis Kelly, but it’s a safe bet that any rational and objective person wouldn’t describe him as an “extremist”.

Patriotic, faithful, personally and morally courageous, yes… but never an extremist. Continue reading House Democrat calls Gen. Kelly ‘extremist’ who is ‘militarizing the White House’

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Pakistan: Tribal elders sentence girl to be gang-raped for her brother’s crime

Pakistani village elders pass sentence. (Youtube)

Pakistan is a difficult country to figure out. Especially for those of the Western mindset of what is considered the very basics of right and wrong.

One recent example would be of a fuel truck that overturned on one of Pakistan’s more decrepid excuses for a highway. Continue reading Pakistan: Tribal elders sentence girl to be gang-raped for her brother’s crime

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Venezuela’s socialist government rewards soldiers with toilet paper

CTDUkOjWUAAhxPsWhen toilet paper is the coin of the realm…

I can’t seem to keep it straight. Is it Venezuelan money that’s essentially toilet paper, or is it toilet paper that’s essentially Venezuelan money?

Of course, as the old saying goes, “When alVenezuela rewards troops with toilet paper http://conservativefiringline.com/venezuela-government-rewards-soldiers-toilet-paper/ l else fails, recognize the obvious.” Continue reading Venezuela’s socialist government rewards soldiers with toilet paper

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The Juice Is Loose: How OJ ‘Pleasuring’ Himself Could Have Sunk His Parole

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Hairy palms. Don’t blame OJ for this one. (Youtube)

OJ just got off, and he also made parole.

As reported by USA TODAY, Orenthal James will serve the minimum of nine of the 33-year sentence he was given after he was found guilty of his 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping charges involving a Las Vegas sports memorabilia vendor. Continue reading The Juice Is Loose: How OJ ‘Pleasuring’ Himself Could Have Sunk His Parole

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Al Sharpton shows the world he ain’t got no ig’nance

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Freak Out! Al Sharpton in the attack mode. (Youtube)

Al Sharpton is the gift that just keeps giving. No matter how many rich white liberals keep putting the “Reverend” without a church on television, Sharpton just keeps making himself look, well… stupid.

Never one to shy away hucksterism and shameless self-promotion, be it at the expense of Tawana Brawley or hawking car title loans aimed at poor people (at 300 percent interest), count on Reverend Al to have the shine of the camera lights on him.

But here’s what I consider the most glaringly obvious first clue to anyone with even half a brain as to what a complete fraud this guy is — his inability to intelligently speak the English language.

Case in point: While speaking before an audience at the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in West Garfield Park, located on the West Side of Chicago, IL, the good Reverend launched into his standard tirade against President Trump.

Possibly at the regret of every person on the planet who values a good education, reporter Kyle Becker of the Independent Journal Review notes other than his usual anti-Trump screed, Sharpton recently whipped himself up into another of his glassy-eyed hissy fits, but this time it was aimed directly at the president’s eldest daughter, Ivanka.

In what could best be described as unworthy of a fourth grade drop-out;

“They say now she ain’t got no title. She ain’t got no role. We ain’t payin’ her no money. But she can see everything classified.”

Granted, the Grammar Police should have immediately booked him on multiple counts of attempted murder of the Mother Tongue.

Seriously, is even a count or two of felonious use of double-negatives with intent to dumb-down asking too much?

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Another example of Sharptonisms at their best would be during the Trayvon Martin controversy, the MSNBC court jester was quoted as eruditely stating (see video below);

Don’t talk to us like we stupid, don’t talk to us like we ig’nint.

Other than dumping verbs faster than CNN distances themselves from anything even remotely resembling objective journalism, Sharpton’s on the fly grammatic contractions (ie: Ghettoese) are actually quite impressive… in a snake oil salesman kind of way.

Ahh, but this isn’t the first time Sharpton dazzled the world with his ig’nince of the Queen’s English.

As opined at New Jersey’s Kean College in 1994:

White folks was in caves while we was building empires.

We [blacks] taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.

I’m not exactly sure why Sharpton would be bragging about blacks teaching paganistic astrology. You think he might have meant “astronomy”?

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Video from the $700K Climate Change Musical: You Paid For It – Enjoy It

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Just about everyone has seen the news report of Office of Management and Budget Director and all-around bad-ass Mick Mulvaney calling out a reporter in regards to the Obama Administration dropping a hard-earned taxpayer-shafted-again $700,000 on a musical production centered on the burning question of climate change (see video at the very end of article).

While no one… and I mean no one… from the Left called out Mulvaney on his accusation, I decided to look into this for myself.

Guess what — the federal government’s National Science Foundation (NSF) really did write out a $700,000 check for said musical. Well, not really. It was a check for $697,177.00.

Says who? The National Science Foundation, that’s who.

As seen on the NSF’s official website, a Brooklyn, NY,  theater company known as The Civilians, Inc. (of 138 S. Oxford St. 3C, Brooklyn, NY 11217.  718-230-3330), was given the hundreds of thousands of dollars to produce a theatrical extravaganza entitled “The Great Immensity“.

But Wait, There’s More…

OK, so the hipster SJWs had over two-thirds of a million dollars thrown at them. Did the story/hilarity end there? Of course not. The cluelessness was strong with these ones.

As Science Magazine noted in their Oct 2, 2014 issue, Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith was quoted;

“There are many grants that no taxpayer would consider in the national interest, or worthy of how their hard-earned dollars should be spent. … The public deserves an explanation for why the NSF has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on musicals about climate change, bicycle designs, and a video game that allows users to relive prom night.”

Also cited by Science Magazine in the same issue, other examples of NSF spending included;

  • “Oppression and Mental Health in Nepal.” The 3-year, $160,000 award supported a study of how social status affects the mental health of Nepalese adolescents.
  • $19,684 for a doctoral dissertation on “culture, change & chronic stress in lowland Bolivia.”
  • $5.65 million, is for a project that aims to use innovative education methods to educate Arctic communities about climate change and related issues.

Six months prior to Science Magazine reporting of the truckloads of cash thrown at questionable spending, PolitiFact.com researched if Rep. Smith’s accusation was true.

Not only did they find the Texan’s claim to be true, but also published the NSF bragging of the spending;

A foundation spokeswoman, Dana Topousis, said by email the grant was awarded in 2010, adding: “The Civilians, Inc., a Brooklyn, N.Y., theatre company, developed an innovative, out-of-the-box approach to exposing U.S. citizens to science. The project represents the unique cultural leverage of theater in its attempt to inspire the public’s imagination and curiosity about basic science and its relation to their everyday lives.”

But like most scary stories, this one has a happy ending. The Washington Times reported on Sept. 17, 2014 that things didn’t exactly go all that well during the production’s run; (emphasis mine)

A taxpayer-funded musical on climate change is closing its curtains early amid a storm of criticism from reviewers and lawmakers.

“The Great Immensity,” produced by Brooklyn-based theater company The Civilians Inc. with a $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), has ended its run after reaching just 5 percent of its anticipated audienceFox News reported.

The play also opened a year late and failed to produce a buzz once it did.

 

 

 

 

 

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News Flash: Russian spying on the United States since 1850s

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Democrats respond to Russian spying.

Russian spying: Should I dare bring up the Soviet spies that infiltrated the Democrat Administration of Franklin Roosevelt?

This may come as somewhat of a shock to the Democrats, but Russia has been spying on our beloved America since at least the middle of the 19th century. Way before Boris Badenov tried to rig the outcome of the football game between Wossamatta U. and the Mud City Manglers, the Russians have been knee-deep in America’s affairs of state.

In spite of the Democrats recent clutching of pearls and near apoplectic drama when the cameras are on, those nogoodniks in Mother Russia have been snoopin’ and poopin’ on us since at least 1851.

As noted in the book The Treaty of Portsmouth and Its Legacies, edited by Steven Ericson and Allen Hockley, the American ambassador to Czarist Russia, Neil S. Brown from 1851-1853, reported back to Washington that the “most disagreeable features of Russia were its secrecy, surveillance, distrust, undue ceremony and delay, overbearing police, censorship, and espionage, including opening communications and spying.” Sounds like the Obama Administration.

It’s a fair bet that the same espionage and spying Ambassador Brown decried was also pointed directly at the American embassy in the then Russian capital of St. Petersburg.

By the way, the definition of espionage is “the practice

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Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale, the DNC’s boogyman. (Youtube)

of spying or using spies to obtain information about the plans and activities especially of a foreign government”.

Speaking of fair bets, our own CIA notes in their official website that a little sumpin’-sumpin’ called the Zagranichnaia okhranka (fancy Russian talk for the House of Romanov’s Imperial Police) opened their Paris office in 1883 to keep an eye on Russian troublemakers who’ve been booted from the Land of the Rus.

And yes, it’s a fair bet that the butt-in-skis at the unpronounceable Zagranichnaia okhranka poked their collective noses into the goings-on at the American embassy regarding the status of Russians who had recently emigrated to the States.

But if Czarist Russia isn’t your cup of tea, there’s always the re-branded Russians, also known as the Soviets.

In the Edward Mickolus book The Counterintelligence Chronology: Spying by and Against the United States from the 1700s through 2014, the author notes that the former-USSR posted their first (that we know of) intelligence officer in the United States.

As it turns out, standard spy-craft wasn’t enough for the Soviets. Even the dependably left-leaning PBS cited on their website;

The Amtorg Trading Corporation is an American company based in New York that was founded in 1924 by the Soviet Union to serve as its buying and selling organization in trade between the USSR and the USA. It handled the bulk of Soviet-American trade until 1935, and continues to exist today. Working as an Amtorg employee served as a convenient cover for Soviet spies, such as Morris Cohen.

That’s right. The same Morris Cohen who turned his back on the land of his birth, and later against Great Britain, for the Soviet Union.

They’re called the RED Sox for a reason

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Mere presence of Sons of Confederate Veterans causes cries of racism

"Your permission is not required for me to honor my ancestors" - Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp No. 273 Columbia, S.C. (Twitter)
“Your permission is not required for me to honor my ancestors” – Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp No. 273 Columbia, S.C. Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Twitter)

Sons of Confederate Veterans anger local “community organizer”…

The annual Flowertown Festival held in picturesque Summerville, SC is usually a celebration of everything Southern by all the people of South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

But in this day and age of political correctness, there are those who don’t really need a reason to be offended or angry, just an excuse.

Case in point would be the “outrage” suffered by certain killjoys who attended this year’s festivities.

H. K. Edgerton, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. H.K. is a former president of the Asheville, NC chapter of the NAACP. (Facebook)
H. K. Edgerton, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Mr Edgerton is the former president of the Asheville, NC chapter of the NAACP. (Facebook)

As reported by both The Charleston Post and Courier and also The Summerville Journal Scene, the Summerville chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) set-up a booth on private property adjacent to the festival proper.

Nevertheless, the affront-o-meter of certain folks found itself cranked up all the way to 11.

Members of the H.L. Hunley Camp No. 143 chapter of the SCV have for years displayed a replica of the CSS Hunley for the festival-goers to see and learn of.

But not this year.

The sightseers and tourists wouldn’t have much of an opportunity to learn of the first operational submarine to ever sink an enemy vessel.

Due to technicality, specifically the “lack of a necessary business license permit,” the SCV was denied permission to display the replica of the historic warship on festival grounds.

“We’ve had the Hunley here the last six years,” said Ben Bunting, commander of the local SCV chapter. “We have never been approached about having a permit.”

Bunting said the submarine display actually arrived in Summerville as usual prior to the festival but was turned away because it lacked the permit required by all vendors.

“By all appearances what went on this (festival) year appears to be collusion in my opinion…to satisfy a problem with a community organizer,” Bunting said.

Louis Smith, founder of the Community Resource Center, which works to promote opportunities for the black community, appeared to confirm that claim.

“If that exhibit had been approved, we were going to protest by putting black people in chains,” Smith said Sunday at the festival. Smith said the display was a tool to spread hate toward the black community and could not believe that it was allowed at a family event.

The various races and ethnicities that comprise the H. L. Hunley Cannon crew at the 150th Anniversary of the battle of Fort Wagner. (Facebook)
The various races and ethnicities that comprise the H. L. Hunley cannon crew at the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Wagner. (Facebook)

While the Flowertown Festival is held in the town of Summerville, the town government isn’t the official organizer of the event, but rather the Summerville Family YMCA.

According to the local Y’s executive director Gary Lukridge;

“That vendor was outside of our jurisdiction,” he said. “We can’t control what happens on private property.”

It was further reported that “Lukridge confirmed that he spoke to Smith ‘a couple of weeks’ before the festival and relayed the information that the Hunley exhibit would not be coming.”

The CSS Hunley attacks and eventually sinks the sloop-of-war USS Housatonic off the Charleston coast. (Pinterest)
The CSS Hunley attacks and eventually sinks the sloop-of-war USS Housatonic off the Charleston coast. (Pinterest)

Despite the fact that the local government has no authority in the matter, community organizer Smith is taking his problems to city hall.

Town Council is expected to be asked soon to take a public stand against a group that promoted Confederate history at last weekend’s Flowertown Festival.

Louis Smith of the Community Resource Center said he and representatives from other area advocacy groups will call on council to condemn the actions of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which handed out Confederate flags and information on their organization at the festival.

Smith said he wouldn’t have had a problem with the group if it had stayed on Couch’s property, but, “the moment they stepped off the private property and started handing out Confederate flags to little children, that became an issue on so many different levels. What I care about is what the flag has come to represent, and that is pure, unadulterated hatred.”

Confederate Naval Jack. (Wiki)
Confederate Naval Jack. (Wiki)

For their part, the SCV is rejecting the “hate” label.

“The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America,” states the organization’s website.

Bunting said the local SCV chapter holds military funeral services for new graves of confederate soldiers that are found – even those belonging to African-Americans.

“It’s a shame,” Bunting said. “We are not here because ‘the South is going to rise again;’ we’re not para-military; we’re not white supremacists. …We are not a radical group. We’re sympathetic and empathetic to all….issues. We don’t want any problems.”

Perhaps best explaining why thousands of whites and blacks alike fought for the Confederacy was the often used four sentence history lesson;

Union cavalry surrounded a lone Confederate soldier who had no horse and whose clothes were dirty and tattered. A Union officer said to him that it was obvious that he had no wealth and not the means to own slaves. The officer asked: “Why are you fighting this war?” The Confederate answered: “Because you are here.”
Black Confederate veterans in turn of the century Lynchburg, VA. Note the white man who's doing the driving for the three vets. (Facebook)
Black Confederate veterans in turn of the century Lynchburg, VA. Note it’s a white man who’s doing the driving for the three vets. (Facebook)

The national website for the Sons of Confederate Veterans cites, as well as providing direct links to numerous historical facts that the vast majority of Americans were never taught in school. A handful of examples are as follows;

  • Free black musicians, cooks, soldiers and teamsters earned the same pay as white confederate privates. This was not the case in the Union army where blacks did not receive equal pay. At the Confederate Buffalo Forge in Rockbridge County, Virginia, skilled black workers “earned on average three times the wages of white Confederate soldiers and more than most Confederate army officers ($350-$600 a year).
  • Dr. Lewis Steiner, Chief Inspector of the United States Sanitary Commission while observing Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson’s occupation of Frederick, Maryland, in 1862: “Over 3,000 Negroes must be included in this number [Confederate troops]. These were clad in all kinds of uniforms, not only in cast-off or captured United States uniforms, but in coats with Southern buttons, State buttons, etc. These were shabby, but not shabbier or seedier than those worn by white men in the rebel ranks. Most of the Negroes had arms, rifles, muskets, sabers, bowie-knives, dirks, etc., and were manifestly an integral portion of the Southern Confederate Army.”
  • The Richmond Sentinel reported on 24 Mar 1864, “None…will deny that our servants are more worthy of respect than the motley hordes, which come against us.” “Bad faith [to black Confederates] must be avoided as an indelible dishonor.”
  • The first military monument in the US Capitol that honors an African-American soldier is the Confederate monument at Arlington National cemetery. The monument was designed 1914 by Moses Ezekiel, a Jewish Confederate, who wanted to correctly portray the “racial makeup” in the Confederate Army. A black Confederate soldier is depicted marching in step with white Confederate soldiers. Also shown is one “white soldier giving his child to a black woman for protection”. – Source: Edward Smith, African American professor at the American University, Washington DC.
  • The first military monument in the US Capitol that honors an African-American soldier is the Confederate monument at Arlington National cemetery. The monument was designed 1914 by Moses Ezekiel, a Jewish Confederate, who wanted to correctly portray the “racial makeup” in the Confederate Army. A black Confederate soldier is depicted marching in step with white Confederate soldiers. Also shown is one “white soldier giving his child to a black woman for protection”. – Source: Edward Smith, African American professor at the American University, Washington DC.
  • Black Confederate heritage is beginning to receive the attention it deserves. For instance, Terri Williams, a black journalist for the Suffolk “Virginia Pilot” newspaper, writes: “I’ve had to re-examine my feelings toward the [Confederate] flag…It started when I read a newspaper article about an elderly black man whose ancestor worked with the Confederate forces. The man spoke with pride about his family member’s contribution to the cause, was photographed with the [Confederate] flag draped over his lap…that’s why I now have no definite stand on just what the flag symbolizes, because it no longer is their history, or my history, but our history.”

 

 

Noted liar Susan Rice has quite the history of not telling the truth

Rice and her ex-boss. (Flickr)
Rice and her ex-boss. (Flickr)

Even after moving on from her job as the National Security Advisor to Barack Obama, Susan Rice, the former National Security Advisor and US ambassador to the United Nations is still making headlines.

For those who’ve been in a news-coma the past few days, it’s been breaking that Rice not only ordered the “unmasking” of those on the Trump White House transition team, but according to Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller,  Former US Attorney: Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump.

In light of the recent allegation against her, many are finding her claim of just a few days ago, with regards to the unmasking of members of Team Trump, “I know nothing.”

 

In a curious turn of events, Rice did admit to her wrong-doing while appearing on MSNBC, albeit that was never what she meant to say.

As reported by Breitbart.com, Rice told Andrea Mitchell on live TV, “I leaked nothing to nobody.”

By virtue of using a double-negative, Rice was actually admitting that she had leaked something to someone.

Either that, or the Obama big shot never grasped the intricacies of primary school English.

But I digress, as reported by The Hill news portal during the summer of 2014, Rice was again caught lying.

She doubled-down on defending her claim that Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl “served the United States with honor and distinction.” As reported;

White House national security adviser Susan Rice on Friday defended her remark about how Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had served in the military with “honor and distinction.”

The comment has come under fire amid conflicting reports about whether Bergdahl deserted the Army in Afghanistan before being captured by the Taliban and held as a prisoner for five years.

Speaking to CNN’s Jim Acosta from the 70th anniversary event to mark D-Day in Normandy, France, Rice said her remark about Bergdahl was describing his decision to enter the military in war time.

“I realize there has been a lot of discussion and controversy around this,” Rice said to CNN about that remark. “What I was referring to is the fact that this was a young man who volunteered to serve his country in uniform at a time of war. That in itself is a very honorable thing.”

“But ‘honor and distinction?’ ” Acosta asked.

“Jim, really,” Rice said. “This is a young man whose circumstances we are still going to learn about.”

 

But the individual that Rice claimed to have served his country and fellow soldiers with honor and distinction is still facing the most severe of all military trials, a general court-martial. Specifically, Bergdahl is charged with violating two counts of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

As ABC News reported in 2015;

The Army said today Bergdahl has been charged with two counts under the Uniform Code of Military Justice: one count of “desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty” and one count of “misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place.”

The second count is the more severe of the two, carrying a potential sentence of “confinement for life” should Bergdahl be convicted. Both charges also potentially carry a dishonorable discharge, a reduction in rank to private, and a total forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

But it turns out that lionizing Bergdahl wasn’t the first nationally televised departure from the truth for Rice.

In the wake of the Benghazi debacle that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, Rice made the rounds on the Sunday morning shows to perpetuate the Obama narrative.

As Breitbart.com reported at the time;

Rice told Fox’s Chris Wallace “what sparked the recent violence was the airing on the internet of a very hateful, very offensive video.” She told CNN’s Candy Crowley, “There was a hateful video that was disseminated on the internet… That sparked violence in various parts of the world…” She told ABC’s Jake Tapper, “What happened this week in Cairo, in Benghazi and many other parts of the region… was a result, a direct result, of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated…” She gave similar answers to NBC’s David Gregory and CBS’s Bob Schieffer. In every case, the Benghazi attack was either framed as part of the response to the video or an attempt to replicate the Cairo response to the video.

In fact, later investigations made clear there was no protest similar to what took place in Cairo. The attack in Benghazi took place with no warning except for a guard caught taking photos of the compound earlier in the day. This incident led Sean Smith to tell a group of online gamers, “Assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking picture.”

There was other evidence available prior to Rice’s appearance on television on the 16th that indicated Benghazi was not a situation where a protest had gone wrong. The first word of the attack to the CIA Annex from one of the Diplomatic Security agents on scene was simply, “Benghazi under fire, terrorist attack.”

 

Democrats angry that ICE is enforcing immigration and customs laws

ICE doing ICE stuff. (Wiki)The third word in the acronym ICE is “enforcement”. The first and second words are “immigration” and “customs,” respectively. Yet for whatever bizarre reason, Democrats are quite upset with ICE doing their job.

Arguably, the Democrats understanding of the English language is on par with their understanding of the constitutionality of the electoral college.

Proof of such would be the latest Trumper-tantrum the members of the Jackass Party are clutching their pearls over.

Like everything else with the Dems, they’re now having yet another group-power-pout over the Trump Administration violating various “sensitive” spaces that illegal aliens might find themselves occupying at any given time.

Yet to say that the Trump-haters are in melt-down is an understatement. Case in point would be Washington Post reporter Katie Mettler (via the Norwich Bulletin) managing to get the words “Donald Trump,” “undocumented immigrants” and “Gestapo” in the very first sentence of her article concerning recent ICE arrests.

But for a far-more objective and professional report, Lincoln Graves of KATU News (of Roseburg, Oregon), cites a US Representative from the Beaver State is none-too thrilled with how ICE has gone about arresting a number of illegal aliens.

As reported;

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, along with other U.S. House members, unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at protecting “sensitive” locations during immigration enforcement efforts.

It would prohibit arrests, interviews, searches, and surveillance in medical or health care facilities, public and private schools, places of worship, courthouses, DMV offices, and locations that provide emergency services.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement currently operates under similar guidelines, but Bonamici says the bill would solidify and expand them.

“So this bill would put that into law and also expand sensitive locations to include courthouses because we are very concerned about people not being able to report crimes or, for example, seek protective orders,” Bonamici said.

Bonamici hosted a roundtable discussion at Portland State University Friday morning. Local and state leaders joined the discussion, which centered on why the legislation was needed.

“These are people who feel safer at home with their abuser than they do coming to get services they need,” said Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, in reference to undocumented immigrants who’ve avoided domestic violence counseling because they’re afraid ICE agents could be staked out a government buildings.

“It pains me that we are not able to take away the fear and the stress and the strain that our community members are feeling,” Kafoury said. “I strongly believe this legislation is an important step forward.”

There is, however, opposition to Bonamici’s idea.

Kevin Hoar, spokesman for the Oregon GOP sent KATU a statement that reads:

“Congresswoman Bonamici is proposing to create a “safe zone” to interfere with the enforcement of federal law that she has sworn to uphold. ICE is performing an essential service to Americans by seeking to detain and deport the illegal aliens who have been committing serious crimes in our country. Why isn’t her priority to ensure that our country is a “safe zone” from the serious crimes of illegal aliens?”

The greatest conservative and libertarian Rock & Roll songs ever recorded

"Let it rock!" (Wiki)
“Let it rock!” (Wiki)

Rock and politics… what hath Charlie Daniels wrought?

While the whining lyrics of Elton John, Green Day, Sting and Bruce Springsteen dominate the charts when it comes to political songs making their way to the charts, there have been more than a few that managed to work their way into the hearts of conservitarians everywhere.

While most of the tunes on this list are openly and unashamedly jingoistic, a few have managed over time and circumstances to easily fall into the small government and/or flat-out nationalistic leanings of many Rock fans.

In no particular order;

Swords of a Thousand Men – Tenpole Tudor
The advent of Medieval-Punk very well may fizzled and died an early death when first unleashed on the world in the early 1980s.

But luckily for the London-based Tenpole Tudor, Swords of a Thousand Men was released right when Prime Minister Thatcher loosed the British Armed Forces for a bit of good old fashioned Argie-bashing.

 

Long-Haired Country Boy – Charlie Daniels Band

“If you don’t like the way I’m livin’ you just leave this long-haired country boy alone.”

The rock anthem for libertarianism before there ever was libertarianism.

 

Don’t Tread on Me – Metallica
While James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich are known to be at opposite ends of the political spectrum, the two co-wrote this ode to the leave-me-alone-or-I’ll-crush-your-face sentiment.

Besides, any song that references the first official flag of the United States Marine Corps must be pretty kick-ass to begin with.

 

I Love America – Alice Cooper
Vincent Furnier meant it when he wrote;

I love that mountain with those four big heads
I love Velveeta slapped on Wonder bread
I love a commie, if he’s good and dead. Yup
I love America
I love Old Glory and homemade pie
I think them Ruskies should be sterilized
I love my chicken Kentucky Fried
Finger lickin’ good!

 

I’m in Love with Margaret Thatcher – Notsensibles
Never purposefully intended to be either pro- or anti-Maggie, simply by virtue of their never-ending vow of fealty to the PM, this automatically rates as conservative/patriotic. The lyrics are more English than jellied eels and spotted dick;

I’m in love with Margaret Thatcher
I’m in love with Maggie T

Oh, Margaret Thatcher is so sexy
She’s the girl for you and me
I go red when she’s on the telly
‘Cause I think she fancies me

 

American Bad Ass – Kid Rock
Notice he didn’t identify himself as a Canadian bad ass, nor a Sri Lankan bad ass, or even as an Uruguayan bad ass. This guy’s 100 percent an American Bad Ass.

 

The South’s Gonna Do It Again – Charlie Daniels Band
Before Bo, Luke, Daisy, Uncle Jesse and the General Lee… there was the Charlie Daniels Band.

“Be proud you’re a Rebel, ’cause the South’s gonna do it again, yes it is.”

If that doesn’t say it all, nothing does.

 

VOA (Voice of America) – Sammy Hagar
Reagan Rock at it’s finest. The video of The Red Rocker parachuting into a White House strategy meeting, then getting the official Fist Pump of Approval from Ronnie himself is just too awesome for words.

Raise the Flag! Let it wave.
Shoot them down to their graves, yeah.
Spread the news for all to hear.
We’ve come to fight, let’s make that clear.
You push too hard, you’re gonna fall.
We got fifty million rockers, we’re all on guard, yeah!
We don’t like it. (Oh, no!)
We can make it stop (Oh, yeah!)
We won’t take it (C’mon!)
Let it rock!
You in the Middle East, you be on your toes.
We’re bound to strike, everybody knows.
Just tell your friends, the USSR
We’re gonna, we’re gonna crash that party, ’cause they’ve gone too far, yeah!

 

Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
Yes, it was Pete Townshend who thumped big mouthed yippie/commie Abbie Hoffman off the Woodstock stage with his guitar. But Townshend did state years after the song was released that it’s against all forms of -isms.

Nonetheless, Libertarians and anti-establishment Republicans have embraced the song as their own.

 

(You Can Still) Rock in America – Night Ranger
No ifs, ands or buts about it. You really can still rock in America.

 

There’ll Always Be An England – The Sex Pistols [Well, sort of]
In spite of the fact that The Sex Pistols never sing nary a word of the Vera Lynn WWII ultra-patriotic song, there’s something to be said of how endearing it is to have the audience open a Punk Rock concert by belting out that particular tune.

Especially heartwarming is when Lydon tells the assembled punks;

“Thank you for singing along to ‘There’ll Always be an England’! ‘Cause as long as we exist, there’ll f*****g well will be!”

Fake news alert: Trump gutting Meals on Wheels revealed a media lie

MSM caught lying about Meals on Wheels. (Wiki)
MSM caught lying about Meals on Wheels. (Wiki)

Time and The Hill magazines breathlessly reported the Meals on Wheels program has been slashed of all federal funding in the proposed budget on submitted to Congress by President Trump.

As Walter Olson of the none-too-Trump-friendly National Review objectively noted, the rush to judgement against Trump certainly “made for great copy — irresistibly clickable and compulsively shareable.”

Only one problem — none of it was true.

With a Time headline of “Trump Proposed Budget Eliminates Funds for Meals on Wheels” and The Hill garnering 26,000 shares online from their fake reporting, the Left-leaning media certainly thought they’d snagged the president on a rather large gotchya moment.

As reported;

But it was false. And it wouldn’t have taken long for reporters to find and provide some needed context to the relationship between federal block grant programs, specifically Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and the popular Meals on Wheels program.

I started on the organization’s own website. From Thursday’s conversation in the press, it was easy to assume that block grant programs — CDBG and similar block grants for community services and social services — are the main source of federal funding for Meals on Wheels. Not so.

Instead, as the national site explains, the major source of federal funding for the programs, accounting for 35 percent of overall local budgets, comes through the Sixties-era Older Americans Act. (Local programs also obtain support from state and county governments, private donors, and so on.)

According to the website, cuts have not been announced in Older Americans Act funding, although the group fears that they may lie ahead.

Notice the key word in the last sentence is “may,” not “will.”

But I digress. Yet another screaming example of the MSM’s is the schizophrenic excuse of reporting, Gregory Korte of USA Today  has as the caption of the article’s main photograph;

Meals on Wheels, the popular service that provides food to the elderly, faces a sharp funding cut under President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.

Curiously, the very first sentence in the article proper is;

President Trump’s first budget proposal to Congress last week specifically identified steep cuts to hundreds of domestic programs, but Meals on Wheels wasn’t one of them.

‘Hey, Huma. What’s up?’ – Kellyanne recalls the Team Hillary concession call

Kellyanne Conway retells election night phone call. (Twitter)
Kellyanne Conway retells election night phone call. (Twitter)

In what presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway describes as “like a movie,” she retells what happened leading up to and at the moment Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff called to concede on election night.

But not before Clinton’s Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, arrogantly contacted Kellyanne the evening prior to election day to orchestrate what he thought was going to be Trump’s concession call to Hillary.

Yet fortunately for Mook, it was Clinton’s trusted aide and confidant Huma Abedin who was tasked with eating a rather large helping of humble pie election night.

As reported by Ashley Collman of London’s The Daily Mail;

Kellyanne Conway reminisced about the moment Hillary Clinton called to concede to Donald Trump the night of the presidential election.

The president’s campaign-manager-turned-advisor recalled the historic moment in a talk at the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit in Washington, DC Friday morning.

The night before the election, Conway said she and Clinton’s team spoke over email about when the concession call would happen.

‘Robby Mook (Clinton’s campaign manager) had agreed the night before through an email to me that within 15 minutes of the AP calling the race for Secretary Clinton, they would wait 15 minutes and then she would take to the podium and declare victory.

‘So he was basically saying that you have 15 minutes for Mr Trump to get out there [and give a concession speech] or she’s going to declare victory either way.

‘And then he said in the event that Mr Trump wins, Secretary Clinton will call him within 15 minutes of the AP,’ Conway said with a wink, implying that Clinton staffers were confident their boss would win.

But Clinton’s camp held up their end of the deal. Conway said that she looked down to see her phone was ringing.

‘I look down – literally it was like a movie – my phone is ringing and it said “Huma Abedin” [Clinton’s longtime aide]. And I said, “Hey, Huma. What’s up?”

‘And she’s absolutely lovely, she really is. And she’s like ‘Hi Kellyanne, Secretary Clinton would like to speak to Mr. Trump.” And I said, “Now?” And she said, “Is he available?” And I said, “We’re very available!”

‘And I handed [Mr Trump]  the phone. My husband took a screenshot of that – the 2:30am. I handed him the phone and he and Vice President Pence and their wives were there and the rest is history.

‘So that was just really a remarkable moment and I think it was a remarkable moment for anybody, any David fighting a Goliath, frankly,’ Conway recalled.

Following the call, President Trump gave his victory speech – marking a break with tradition since the loser of the race usually gives a concession speech first. Clinton gave her concession speech later in the day.

Indentured servitude: The white slavery you were never taught in school

Indentured servant under the lash. (Wiki)
Indentured servant under the lash. (Wiki)

A slave by any other name is still a slave, even if they go by the innocuous name of “indentured servant.” Continue reading Indentured servitude: The white slavery you were never taught in school

NBC start date for Megyn Kelly still stuck on hold

Megyn Kelly throws softballs to liberal heart throb Michael Moore. (Youtube)
Megyn Kelly throws softballs to liberal heart throb Michael Moore. (Youtube)

Megyn Kelly was once the crown jewel of the Fox News empire. But that was then, this is now.

The Washington Examiner is reporting that despite her plans on better days at the Peacock Network, things aren’t exactly going the way Megyn Kelly might have planned.

NBC still has no start date for Megyn Kelly, even though her last day at Fox News was in January and the network has already announced that she will host a daily morning show as well as a separate Sunday evening show.

At issue is confusion over Kelly’s contract at Fox and whether she has officially been released from it, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Fox said it officially released Kelly on March 9, but her agent told the Journal that “the terms of the termination are still being negotiated.”

Citing an anonymous source, the Journal also reported that Kelly does not have an official start date and the format of her programs with NBC still have not been settled.

Kelly’s primetime slot at Fox was filled by “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” which has been a ratings success.

Speaking of Tucker Carlson, if there was any notion that Kelly’s departure would hurt ratings, guess again.

In a separate article from the Washington Examiner, Carlson has been crushing it in Kelly’s abandoned time slot;

In losing Megyn Kelly, Fox News appears to have fallen upward to higher ratings at a lower price.

“Fox News’s Tucker Carlson is nearly doubling the ratings of his predecessor, Megyn Kelly, when compared to the same time period last year, according to Nielsen Media Research,” reports The Hill. “‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ is up 95 percent in the 25- to 54-year-old demographic that advertisers covet most compared with the same period in 2016, when ‘The Kelly File’ occupied the 9 p.m. ET time slot. Carlson has averaged 775,000 viewers per night in the category, while Kelly averaged 398,000 during the same time period, Jan. 11–22.”

That Kelly can be so easily eclipsed is a bad omen for NBC. It is a testimony to the effectiveness of Carlson, but it also hints at the hollowness of the buzz around her. Much of that buzz derived from her status as a subversive at a conservative-leaning network, talk that will dissipate once she’s at NBC. Plus, Fox News viewers don’t appear to miss her too terribly, and there is little reason to believe they’ll follow her to NBC.

As Jack Shafer notes, stars who leave the networks that made them stars often fail away from them: “One lesson [Barbara] Walters and [Katie] Couric — and the other high-profile network defectors (Harry Reasoner, Diane Sawyer, Roger Mudd, et al.) — teach is of the non-transferability of TV star power. TV stars struggle to survive outside of the context in which they were nurtured. The current network anchors — Scott Pelley, David Muir and Lester Holt — all benefited from the fact that they ripened their talents at their respective networks before they got their evening chairs. Viewers grew accustomed to their faces and their styles.”

Kelly’s decision to leave was supposed to weaken Fox News and bolster its competitors. But so far it appears to have saved Rupert Murdoch a ton of money (he was offering her a reported $100 million to stay) while eliminating a growing problem: a star, more popular with chattering-class pundits than conservative viewers, who was increasingly showboating at the expense of the network.

According to Shafer, “Television talent raids — like the one NBC News chairman Andrew Lack has just pulled off — are almost never a simple matter of improving your own roster. As the history of broadcasting shows us, a single major defection by a popular anchor rarely improves that acquiring network’s ratings or public appeal. The primary aim of such larceny: Weaken your TV opponent’s line-up by making off with one of their visible stars. Anything else accomplished is just gravy.”

By that standard, NBC has already failed. In switching from Kelly to Carlson, Fox has gained a new star and freed itself from an overrated one.