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Archive for September, 2017

Stevie Wonder Kneels ‘For America’ at Global Citizen Festival [VIDEO]

24th September 2017

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Nobody attending a ‘global citizen festival’ is doing anything ‘for America’, no matter what is blathered. The whole point of a ‘global citizen festival’ is that we need to get beyond such nationalist ideas as America and embrace the world as our home.

This is just racialist politics and virtue signaling. I had thought Stevie Wonder was above that, but I guess not.

Everyone who puts skin color before country ought to have the honesty to just leave.

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Self-Driving Cars Are Cool, but They’re Not for Everyone

24th September 2017

Jerome Lucille points out some inconvenient truth.

Once upon a time, mass transit was the technocrat’s preferred method for prying people out of their wasteful, dangerous cars. If only we could subsidize the right combination of buses, trolleys, jitneys, light rail, monorail, and bullet trains—the thinking went—all our problems would be solved. To save the planet, “public transportation should be favored over private automobiles, and the cars heavily taxed,” wrote Hugh McDonald of New York City College of Technology in a 2014 book on environmental philosophy. That view is shared by a number of other scholars and policy makers who hope to eliminate traffic deaths, largely by getting rid of cars.

But now there’s a new kid on the block: self-driving cars. The trouble is that neither of these approaches takes into account the reality that almost 20 percent of the population of the United States live in the low-population rural areas that make up the majority of the country’s land mass, and they’re not about to trade in the F-150 for a newfangled robot chariot.

Automobiles mean freedom — freedom to go from where we are to where we want to be at a time and pace of our own choosing. Those Who Know How To Live Our Lives Better Than We Do (Socialists, Communists, Environmentalists, and other varieties of Democrat) don’t like this freedom; they’d much rather we Do It Their Way. They pretty it up with cool-sounding words, but that’s the bottom line.

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Thought for the Day

24th September 2017

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Tolkien: The Monsters and the Critics

24th September 2017

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This general phenomenon of intense critical hostility to Tolkien in the face of his undeniable popularity is open enough; however, the reasons for it often remain unexpressed, hints and sneers rather than statements. Several attempts have been made to explain this deep and seemingly compulsive antipathy. This is the first of two linked posts that deal, firstly, with Tolkien’s critics and, secondly, with his legacy in the form of his many admirers and emulators.

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UN Admits It Can’t Link Global Warming to the Spike in World Hunger, Then Does It Anyway

24th September 2017

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“Although it is impossible to establish a causal relation, the impact of climate change-related phenomena (such as the higher frequency of extreme events, be them floods or drought) cannot be ruled out as one of the causes for the reduced per capita availability of food in several countries,” the U.N. admitted.

Even so, the U.N. warned droughts and floods, “linked in part to El Niño phenomenon and climate-related shocks,” hurt food production, they can’t say for sure this is behind the increase in global hunger. The U.N. even admits global food production was high enough to feed everyone on the planet, despite weather shocks.

The U.N. still claimed global warming was a compounding factor behind the spike in hunger statistics.

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Law is Not Culture

24th September 2017

Severian points out some inconvenient truth.

Post-Obama America is a fascinating place if you’re a student of human folly.  Liberalism is in its death throes — it’ll be a bumpy ride, and not all of us will survive it, but it’ll be a hoot until they cart us off to the reeducation camps.

The Gods of the Copybook Headings are coming back, and they are pissed.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

23rd September 2017

MSNBC Contributor Compares Alabama Senate Candidates To Ku Klux Klan

LeBron James Targets Trump, Claims He Has Disgraced The Presidency

Comments Like Trump’s Make the Sports World a Political Battleground  Sorry, fartface, the ‘sports world’ was a political battleground long before Trump ever got here.

Keith Olbermann: NFL Fans Should Sit During National Anthem To Protest Trump  I don’t think everybody’s on board with that.

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Why Donald Trump Is President

23rd September 2017

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Regarding Trump’s fire-the-NFL-protesters line last night that Teddy noted, it is a classic example of Trump’s, at times, gut-level political savvy. This kind of thing is why he’s president.

He takes a commonly held sentiment — most people don’t like the NFL protests — and states it in an inflammatory way guaranteed to get everyone’s attention and generate outrage among his critics. When those critics lash back at him, Trump is put in the position of getting attacked for a fairly commonsensical view.

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Pat Sajak: Advice for Would-Be Presidents

23rd September 2017

Pat Sajak brings the heat.

I’m not much of a joiner. Besides, any club that would have me as a member obviously has standards too high for me to live up to. But I am excited about my first meeting tonight with the “Monitor Twitter and Facebook Looking for Anyone Who Says Something Positive or Evenhanded About Donald Trump So We Can Bully and Harass Them on Social Media and Recreational Drugs Club.”

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Robot Dentist Completes First Ever Operation Without Any Input From Humans

23rd September 2017

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Ask not for whom the robots come; they come for thee.

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St Louis Protests: Journalists Say They Were Beaten and Arrested by Police While Covering Demonstrations

23rd September 2017

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Gee. What a tragedy. I’m outraged. (yawn)

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Thought for the Day

23rd September 2017

Emptiness And Pain - Dilbert by Scott Adams

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

22nd September 2017

Joe and Mika Cringe Over ‘Pornographic’ Trump, Bash GOP as Not Real Conservatives, On ‘View’

MSNBC Admits Media Covers Trump Tweets Instead Of His Actual Policy Victories

Celebs, Journalists Want to ‘Trade’ ‘Sociopath’ Trump for Kim Jong-Un  That truly is deranged.

Megyn Kelly: ‘Absurd’ How Many Reporters Are Biased Against Trump

Morning Joe More Upset by Trump’s Tweets Than North Korea’s Nukes

Green Day Frontman: ‘Batsh*t Crazy’ Trump Like Saddam Hussein, Satan   Well, just looking at him, I’d say he’s an expert on batshit crazy, not to mention Satan.

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HIV Treatment Breakthrough Creates Antibody That Attacks 99 Per Cent of Virus’ Strains

22nd September 2017

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We have the technology.

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Plastic-degrading Fungus Found in Pakistan Rubbish Dump

22nd September 2017

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You can’t beat Mother Nature. Make a pile of something, and life will find a way to use it.

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The Lie of Equality

22nd September 2017

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There is no such thing as ‘equality’ because life doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

The tests that a chaotic world throws at human beings is never equal or balanced in measure to our strengths to pass them. Equality, in the terms that egalitarian equalists are comfortable in defining it, implies that that every individual is equally matched in both value and utility within a totality of random challenges. Aside from this being patently false, it also demerits both strengths and weaknesses when that individual succeeds or fails at a particular challenge as a result of their individual character.

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Poll: Kid Rock Leads GOP Field in Michigan Senate Race

22nd September 2017

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Popular musician Robert Ritchie, also known as “Kid Rock,” is leading the GOP’s U.S. Senate race in Michigan, according to a poll released Friday.

The poll reportedly showed Ritchie leading other candidates in the Republican primary. This poll comes as Ritchie continues hinting at officially announcing his Senate bid against Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, but has yet to do so.

Ritchie has more support in the Republican primary than every other candidate combined, with a 29 percent lead over the potential candidates, according to the poll. Pollsters also said that Ritchie looks strong among supporters of Trump.

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Militant Antifa Group Announces Nationwide ‘Deface Columbus Day’

22nd September 2017

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The brownshirts of the Left are on the march. Yet Trump is the New Hitler.

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Betsy DeVos Withdraws ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter That Weaponized Title IX Against Due Process

22nd September 2017

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Today Education Secretary Betsy DeVos withdrew the Obama-era letter instructing colleges to use the preponderance of evidence standard when adjudicating sexual assault.

DeVos called the previous guidelines—distributed to colleges in 2011 as part of a “dear colleague” letter, then clarified in 2014—well-intentioned but flawed.

“These documents have led to the deprivation of rights for many students—both accused students denied fair process and victims denied an adequate resolution of their complaints,” reads the new “dear colleague” letter, which was signed by Acting Assistant Secretary Candice Jackson and approved by DeVos.*

Another Trump win for the American people.

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Feinstein Rejects Another Judicial Nominee for Religious Views

22nd September 2017

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Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee want to block a Trump administration judicial nominee because of his conservative Christian views.

President Donald Trump tapped Jeff Mateer as a lifetime federal judge. But comments he has made on same-sex marriage and transgender rights are upsetting Democrats Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, according to The Dallas Morning News.

“There’s no question these views cast serious doubt on his ability to fairly enforce federal law and treat people impartially,” Feinstein said in a statement.

Article VI, section 3, of the United States Constitution provides, in relevant part: “… but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”  Senator Feinstein, who took an oath to support the Constitution when she was sworn in as a Senator, appears to be laying herself open to impeachment.

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American Dialects

22nd September 2017

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I was amused to hear Larry Page, a co-founder of Google, in this YouTube video clip. It’s almost like hearing myself — another native of the east-central-south portion of Michigan’s lower peninsula.

I was interested to note, when I actually had a chance to listen to Dan Rather in person, that he has a definite Texas accent that disappears entirely when he is in front of a camera.

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Thought for the Day

22nd September 2017

Buried

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All Blue-Eyed People Have a Single Ancestor in Common

22nd September 2017

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New research shows that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor. This person lived more than 6,000 years ago and carried a genetic mutation that has now spread across the world.

The exact cause remains to be determined but scientists do know that eye color began to change long before recorded history began.

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Converting Bad Fat Into Good Fat Could Be the Key to Treating Obesity, Say Scientists

22nd September 2017

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There are two types of fat tissue in the body: the good brown kind – which helps us to burn calories, and the bad white kind – which leads us to gain weight.

Now, there might be a way to covert the bad into the good, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis has found.

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

22nd September 2017

Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving must remain because they ‘lack the intellect’ of men, says leading cleric

Culture-Enriching Crime Statistics From The Netherlands

India calls Pakistan ‘Terroristan’ in UN speech row

Saudis Stike Deal to Monitor WhatsApp Calls

Anti-Islamic Discrimination Rising In Countries Attacked By Jihadis  My, what a surprise.

Free Speech Activists Brawl with Supporters of Turkish President Erdo?an

Widows Of Afghan Soldiers Forced To Perform ‘Sexual Favors’ To Receive Pension Benefits

Report: Just 3 Percent Of Europe’s 2 Million Asylum Seekers Have Been Returned

A year on from the murder of Christian writer Nahed Hattar in Jordan, many questions remain unanswered

Taha Hussain: Friend of London Bridge terror attack ringleader jailed for four and a half years

British IT worker ‘facing six months in prison’ in Dubai for giving fellow driver the finger

Muhammad replaces William in the top 10 boys’ names

‘Like a Slave:’ Three Muslim Women, At Least One Of Them Bloodied, Called Police on Imran Awan

Germany: SJWs Protest the Deportation of Afghan Rapists and Child Abusers

Without Islam it Would be Boring in Germany

ALGERIA: Islamic Terrorism Takes A Back Seat

A New Wave of Cultural Enrichment in Lisbon

Turkish NATO Delegation Walks Out of Event Over Dissident Speech  I see no reason for Turkey to continue as a NATO member. It’s not as if it touches the North Atlantic, after all.

Turkey drops theory of evolution from national curriculum as children go back to school

Watch Suicide Car Bomber Get Obliterated By US Air Strike

Trump Calls Out ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’ By Name At UN  Which Obama never did.

#NotAllIslams Set Fire To Melbourne Bank Due To Long Wait Time

Ibrahim Halawa freed: Irish student facing death penalty in Egypt released after four years  Yeah, ‘Ibrahim Halawa’ sure says ‘Irish’ to me.

Refugee Resettlement in Hellerup, Act Two

India trying to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslim over ‘ties to terrorism’  What do they know that this alleged journalist doesn’t?

Syrian civilians fleeing Raqqa are taking up arms to go back and fight Isis

The Rival Approaches to Islam

US Absolutely Slaughters ISIS Suicide Bombers Attacking Base In Iraq

Snapchat Removes Al Jazeera Channel in Saudi Arabia

Two Pakistani teens accused of plotting to elope tied down and electrocuted by own families in ‘honour’ killing

OSCE Warsaw: Islam Denies Women Full Equality Under the Law

Police Raid Syrian Refugee’s Home In Connection To London Attack

London Subway Bomber Believed To Be Problematic Iraqi Refugee  My, what a surprise.

The Awan case: Curiouser and curiouser

Female American Tourists Attacked With Acid In France

Hamas clears the way for Palestinian unification by agreeing to hold general elections in Gaza

London attack: Second man arrested in connections with Parsons Green Tube attack

A Culture-Enriching Murder Epidemic in Sweden

Leaving the caliphate: The struggle of one Isis bride to get home

London Attack Used ‘Signature’ ISIS Explosive

Christian man sentenced to death in Pakistan over ‘blasphemous’ WhatsApp message sent to friend

Daily Mail: Saudi Arabia rounds up and arrests at least 20 people considered opponents to the new crown prince

Today’s Londonistan Bombing: A Prophecy, a Warning, a Question and an Answer

London attack: Terror threat level upgraded to ‘critical’ as Theresa May puts soldiers on streets

Isis claims responsibility for London bombing attack

Isis is stepping up its attention-grabbing atrocities to counterbalance its defeat in Iraq and Syria, where the vast majority of terror victims are

Never Forget: Muslim Hate Crime Hoaxes

Britain Expects More Attacks As ISIS Claims Responsibility For Subway Blast  Which doesn’t necessarily mean that they actually had anything to do with it, of course.

Credulous Journalists Help Islamists Thrive

Cultural Enrichment at the Church Fair in Hirschaid

Saudi authorities arrest 30 clerics, intellectuals and activists in ‘coordinated crackdown on dissent’

IDF’s Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Tunisian Muslim women allowed to marry non-Muslims for first time in decades

Iran Quadruples Cash Flow to Hizballah Since Nuclear Deal

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Next stop Chi Town, Lido put the money down…

22nd September 2017

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They’re building the Barack Obama library in Chicago’s South Side where he started out as a community organizer. The project is being challenged by community organizers.

They’re seeking some sort of comprehensive agreement of set asides for community organizations. This common activist practice is something the Obama Administration effected from above when in office. Barry’s enthusiasm for the practice has waned.

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PBS Tavis Smiley Guests Fret Over ‘White Rage,’ GOP ‘White Nationalism’

22nd September 2017

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On Tuesday, PBS’s Tavis Smiley show hosted two guests to discuss the issue of “white rage” in America in the age of Donald Trump. So did the taxpayer-funded network hold a balanced discussion with two opposing points of view? Of course not. True to form, the show was merely a conservative-free zone with two left-wing guests joining the left-wing host to go after Republicans with charges of “white nationalism,” “white supremacy,” and efforts to “move African-Americans back in their place.”

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When Governments Sue Citizens to Suppress Transparency

21st September 2017

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“These lawsuits are an absurd practice and noxious to open government.” That’s how the Associated Press quotes University of Kansas journalism professor Jonathan Peters, speaking about a troubling trend in recent years of government bodies suing citizens who seek disclosure of public documents through open-records laws.

I know all about these types of absurd lawsuits. Last year the Tuftonboro, NH Board of Selectmen (at the time: Carolyn Sundquist, Lloyd Wood, and Bill Marcussen) sued me and another Tuftonboro resident, Bob McWhirter, when we requested to inspect government records. They spent around $20,000 (and counting) in a vain attempt to charge us 25 cents per page to inspect the records, even though New Hampshire’s Right to Know law states that “no fee shall be charged for the inspection or delivery, without copying, of governmental records, whether in paper, electronic, or other form.” The selectmen’s attorney, Richard Sager of Ossipee, argued in court that the law doesn’t make sense because, if read literally, it meant that the selectmen couldn’t charge us a fee. And they wanted to charge us a fee.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

21st September 2017

The Atlantic: “How This Year’s Oscar Contenders Are Tackling Trump”  As if there were any significance to how ‘Oscar contenders’ deal with politics — except inside the Trump Derangement Syndrome bubble.

The Nation’s Zirin Takes on Trump and ‘Toxic Masculinity,’ Ignores Bill Clinton’s Sexual Misdeeds

Alex Jones claims the US government is drugging Donald Trump through his diet cokes  Perhaps that accounts for its awful taste.

‘Morning Joe’s’ Mika Can’t Handle Video Of Trump

Maxine Waters ‘Guarantees’ That Trump Colluded With Russia  And I guarantee that Maxine Waters is Yet Another Fat Ugly Black Female Democrat Crook. Let’s see which proves true.

Maxine Waters Wonders When The Black Community Will Impeach Trump  Funny how I don’t see The Black Community mentioned anywhere in the Constitution.

Morning Joe Unhinged: ‘Far, Far, Far Right’ Pundits Advocate Killing Trump?

Prophets Of Rage Release Music Video Depicting Trump As Hitler  JUMP on that bandwagon, especially if no one is buying your ‘music’.

Journo Levies Bizarre ‘Exploitation’ Charge Against Trump

Donald Trump: World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall likens US President to a chimpanzee  Nobody would dare compare Obama to a chimpanzee, of course, because that would be raaaaaaacist.

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TV And The Cloud People

21st September 2017

ZMan discusses perception and reality. And Trump, of course.

The other day, Tucker Carlson told someone that Trump trusts television more than he trusts the pollsters, when it comes to judging the public mood. Having spent years working in TV, Trump not only knows a lot about it, but he thinks the good TV people know more about public tastes than the political professionals. The political class, of course, roared in laughter. They think Trump is a rube, of course, but they are also sure they know more about the Dirt People than the Dirt People know about themselves.

This is another case where Trump’s common sense serves him well. The people who have long careers in television, making hit shows, all have something in common. They make it their first priority to give the public what they want. Whatever political or personal agendas they have are secondary to putting on a good show. Unlike a pollster or political operator, the guy pitching TV shows has skin in the game. He has to be good at gauging public attitudes or else the show flops. The pollsters never suffer for being wrong.

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Dem Sen. Blasts Graham-Cassidy, Admits He Hasn’t Read It

21st September 2017

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When did a Democrat politician’s opinion ever have a connection with what he was criticizing?

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Dozens of Chickens Were Injured or Dilled in an SC Srash. PETA Wants to Pay Tribute to Them

21st September 2017

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These people are truly deranged.

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Joe Scarborough: I Left GOP Because ‘I’m Tired Of A Stupid Republican Party’

21st September 2017

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Not half as tired as the GOP is of you, Joe. Tell the truth: You just wanted to cash in.

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Rep. John Lewis Wants to ‘Take a Bullwhip’ to People So They Care About Civil Rights

21st September 2017

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The bullwhip is never far from Democrat thought. Just ask Bull Connor.

Apparently his glow from the past is wearing thin.

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Incarcerated Witch Sues Prison for ‘Imposing Strong Christian Values’

21st September 2017

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Not much of a witch, if she can’t spell her way out.

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The Lincoln Memorial Was Vandalized By a Foreign Student

21st September 2017

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Well, when you open the borders, anything is likely to creep in.

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State Sues Detention Center for Not Paying Illegal Immigrants Enough

21st September 2017

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The attorney general of Washington state filed a lawsuit Wednesday to increase pay for illegal immigrants who are being held in one of the state’s detention centers.

Your tax dollars at work.

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Macron Tells Poland It’s Headed for the ‘Margins’ of Europe

21st September 2017

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French President Emmanuel Macron sharply criticized Poland Friday, saying Prime Minister Beata Szydlo’s opposition to a revamp of European Union rules on cheap labor is one of numerous policies that are marginalizing her country.

In other words, Poland is being insufficiently socialist to suit him. In this context, ‘marginalized’ means ‘not allowed to sit with the Cool Kids at lunch in the high school cafeteria’, or however the French do these things.

Speaking in Bulgaria’s Black Sea port of Varna at the beginning of a European diplomatic blitz, Macron campaigned to end the “social dumping” that he says occurs when workers from low-wage countries are hired in other EU nations at their own pay levels for extended periods. He wants to shorten the period for the exemption.

‘Dumping’ is the smear-term used by governments and their enablers when they artificially inflate a price above that of the free market and other people don’t comply with their plans.

Szydlo issued a sharp response, telling a Polish website that Macron’s comments were “arrogant” and seek to “split” the EU. She reiterated that her government won’t stop defending the rights of Polish workers, arguing that Macron’s proposals would breach fundamental EU principles of free movement of labor and services.

This is Polish for ‘suck on it, Macron’.

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Member of Parliament Calls Canada’s Environment Minister ‘Climate Barbie’

21st September 2017

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Yeah, it’s a cheap shot, but it’s still a shot.

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Thought for the Day

21st September 2017

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Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops

21st September 2017

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A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.

‘Sorry, dude, you’re too smart to be a cop.’ Really, you can’t make this shit up.

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Nine Members of the UN Human Rights Council Accused of Violating Human Rights

21st September 2017

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… by their own High Commissioner on Human Rights:

Nine of the 29 countries listed are actually members of the Human Rights Council, a Geneva-based group made up of 47 UN member countries. These are Burundi, Egypt, Rwanda, Cuba, Venezuela, China, India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Which tells you everything you need to know about the U.N.

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Antifa Professor Called For Killing Police Officers

21st September 2017

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The brownshirts of the Left are on the march. Yet Trump is the New Hitler.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

20th September 2017

Anti-Trump Witch Compares Casting Hexes To Singing The National Anthem, Saluting The Flag

Maxine Waters Pushes Trump Impeachment During Eulogy  She still hasn’t come up with a Constitutional reason for him to be impeached. “I don’t like him” is insufficient.

French Actor: Pentagon Could Have Invented AIDS, Trump Is ‘Kim Jong-un Two’

WashPost Columnist: ESPN Must Let ‘Diverse Voices’ Call Trump a White Supremacist

‘View’ Hosts: Trump Calls Kim Jong-Un ‘Rocket Man’ As A ‘Phallic Reference’  Hey, if you hear the ‘dog whistle’, that means you’re the dog.

Ivanka Trump Opens Up About Depression — Feminists Say She Deserves It  Mean-spirited bitches that they are.

Ellen DeGeneres: Wouldn’t Have Trump on Show, He’s ‘Dangerous for the Country’

Richard Branson criticises Donald Trump after hurricanes: ‘Whole world knows climate change is real’  Yeah, but they don’t share your fantasy that people caused it.

Susan Rice: Trump Acting Like ‘Spoiled Child’  And you’re acting like a crook. Guess which one is more reprehensible.

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Germany’s ‘First Wild Bison in 250 Years’ Shot Dead by Authorities

20th September 2017

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‘After more than 250 years a wild bison had been spotted again in Germany and all the authorities could think to do is shoot it,’ WWF board member Chris Heinrich said

Yeah, that sounds like a government to me.

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Race Realism

20th September 2017

ZMan deals some inconvenient truth.

Three generations ago  our rulers decided that the reason blacks were so far behind whites was culture. They set about changing the laws, creating programs to address past sins, modifying institutions to accommodate blacks and lecturing whites about the sinfulness of racism. The last black to be the victim of Jim Crow, for example, is 75 years old this year. We are reaching the point where no living person was the victim of legal segregation. The majority of blacks now have never experienced real racism.

Blacks would contest that last line and they would have a point. The other day, there was a news story about a white not being properly worshipful of a black. It is these sorts of outrages that perpetuate racism in America. All kidding aside, no black under the age of 50 has had their race used as an impediment to their success. In fact, being black is now an enormous asset for a black person with anything on the ball. The demand for competent blacks far exceeds the supply and prices have responded accordingly.

Despite all this, the achievement gap between blacks and whites remains unchanged in measurable areas like education and household wealth. In some areas, like crime, illegitimacy and substance abuse, the gap has grown larger. The gap in SAT scores are higher than ever, despite attempts to alter the test to close the gap. For three generations, our betters have rearranged every aspect of American society in an effort to alter the realities of race in America. The results are more of the same.

UPDATE: Severian responds here:

Z Man’s complaint is against Our Rulers and their belief in what amounts to magic.  The only options for blacks’ lousy social, cultural, and economic performance vs. whites are race, culture, and magic, and since we’ve tried fixing culture and it can’t be race, it must be magic. Thus “critical race theory,” “white privilege,” and the rest, all of which can be summed up “bad juju, boss.”

I’ve got no beef with that.  But, as always, the danger is reductionism (see the comments).  Culture does play a part — a significant part.  For proof, read Theodore Dalrymple’s Life at the Bottom, then Robert Roberts’ The Classic Slum.  Dalrymple’s underclass British whites are indistinguishable from underclass American blacks — from whom, it’s easy to see, they draw much of their worldview, language, and style.  Roberts’ underclass British whites are very obviously proles, but they’re proud, industrious proles.  You could walk down the street at night in Salford; in most British or American cities today, you’d better have SEAL Team 6 escorting you if you venture outside after dark.

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Dem Governor Candidate Rips Up Tax Pledge

20th September 2017

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Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez (D) is ready to raise taxes. Residents of Massachusetts, consider yourself warned.

Gonzales posted a video to Facebook this week after receiving a copy of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The Pledge, which ATR offers to every candidate and incumbent for state and federal office, is a written promise to a lawmaker’s constituents detailing their commitment to oppose all tax increases.

In his brief video, Gonzalez criticizes Grover Norquist, President and founder of ATR, for his resolution to limit government. After admitting that Massachusetts is “the most expensive state in the nation”, Mr. Gonzales affirmed his support for a tax increase.

“So Grover, here’s what I say to your Taxpayer Protection Pledge” said Mr. Gonzalez as he proceeded to rip up the printed document at the end of the video.

Refreshing honesty, especially for a Democrat. (They don’t call it ‘Taxachusetts’ for nothing.)

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Luther Strange Owns Stake in Company Brokering Green Cards for Wealthy Foreigners

20th September 2017

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The Democrat Party, on the other hand, brokers green cards for poor foreigners.

Which would you rather have in your country?

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NYT Buries Nationalities of London Bombers and Omits Refugee Status in Report

20th September 2017

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It’s all about the Narrative, Larry.

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Report: Fed Bureaucracies Commit Thousands Of Felonies Every Day

20th September 2017

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Bureaucracies have successfully evaded congressional budget oversight for years by illegally hiring contract labor to take the place of employees, according to a Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) report released Tuesday.

Bureaucracies commit thousands of felonies a day, misappropriating funds not approved by Congress and expanding agency influence at a time when government agencies should cut back.

Bureaucracies freeze hiring new employees, ideally to stop expansion and cut costs, when under pressure to reform or adapt to budget cuts. Many agencies continue to grow despite budget cutbacks, however, by illegally hiring outside contract labor.

My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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