Monday, September 26, 2016

meet the new boss again

Commentor tseib at Lileks (edited):
"...the attitude many Baby Boomers ultimately took toward the world of freedom and prosperity their parents' generation had secured for them. Having grown up never knowing want, and in line to inherit a post-war world of unparalleled material comfort..., they shunned their parents' straight life of compliance and conspicuous consumption (at least for a time) for adventure, self-expression, and non-conformity. Fifty years later, they ARE the establishment and - while still picturing themselves as rebellious rock-and-rollers - seek to impose a conformity of political correctness (and a hierarchy of authority with their college-educated selves as the obvious rulers over the blue-collar deplorables) far more proscribed and authoritarian than anything their parents could have dreamed up."

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

that Churchill speech

The earlier section is just as relevant as the later, more remembered, section:
Turning once again, and this time more generally, to the question of invasion, I would observe that there has never been a period in all these long centuries of which we boast when an absolute guarantee against invasion, still less against serious raids, could have been given to our people. In the days of Napoleon, of which I was speaking just now, the same wind which would have carried his transports across the Channel might have driven away the blockading fleet. There was always the chance, and it is that chance which has excited and befooled the imaginations of many Continental tyrants. Many are the tales that are told. We are assured that novel methods will be adopted, and when we see the originality of malice, the ingenuity of aggression, which our enemy displays, we may certainly prepare ourselves for every kind of novel stratagem and every kind of brutal and treacherous manœuvre. I think that no idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered and viewed with a searching, but at the same time, I hope, with a steady eye. We must never forget the solid assurances of sea power and those which belong to air power if it can be locally exercised.

I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once more able to defend our island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone.

Monday, September 19, 2016

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance

Serge Trifkovic via Catholic Answers:
"Some critics may object that this account of Islam in the modern world does not pay much attention to Islamic moderation, to the everyday wish of everyday Muslims for a quiet life. This is not because such moderates are rare, but because they are rarely important. Religions, like political ideologies, are pushed along by money, power, and tiny vocal minorities. Within Islam, the money and the power are all pushing the wrong way. So are the most active minorities. The urgent need is to recognize this. Our problem is not prejudice about Islam, but folly in the face of its violence and cruelty. And in any case, the willingness of moderates to be what are objectively bad Muslims, because they reject key teachings of historical Islam, may be laudable in human terms but does nothing to modify Islam as a doctrine."
please read it all

Friday, September 16, 2016


(update & bump)

(found on facebook)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a bar. Donald leans over, and with a smile on his face, says, "Wow, the media is really tearing you apart for 'That Scandal'."
Hillary: "You mean my lying about Benghazi?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean the massive voter fraud?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean my working to make sure that the votes from illegal aliens are counted but votes from members of our military are not?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Using my private email server to hide my activities and make classified material vulnerable to hackers?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Using the Clinton Foundation as a cover for tax evasion, hiring cronies, and taking bribes from foreign countries?
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean the government drones being operated in our own country illegally?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Giving 123 Technologies $300 million dollars, which immediately declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Giving our cronies in Solyndra $500 million dollars, which immediately declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean arming the Muslim Brotherhood and hiring them in the White House?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Hmm, maybe it's the long list of suspicious deaths, including Vince Foster's, surrounding our rise to power?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "An extensive list of shady commodity deals, including Whitewater?"
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "The funding of neonazis in the Ukraine that led to the toppling of the democratically elected president and to the biggest crisis that country has had since WWII?"
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "Turning Libya into chaos?"
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "Leaving four Americans to die in Benghazi and go to sleep?
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "Trashing Mubarak, one of our few Muslim friends?"
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "Being the mastermind of the “Arab Spring” that only brought chaos, death and destruction to the Middle East and North Africa ?
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "The funding and arming of terrorists in Syria, the destruction and destabilization of that nation, giving the order to our lapdogs in Turkey and Saudi Arabia to give sarin gas to the "moderate" terrorists in Syria that they eventually used on civilians, and framed Assad, and had it not been for the Russians and Putin, we would have used that as a pretext to invade Syria, put a puppet in power, steal their natural resources, and leave that country in total chaos, just like we did with Libya?
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "The creation of the biggest refugees crisis since WWII?"
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "Leaving Iraq in chaos?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "The DOJ spying on the press?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean HHS Secretary Sibelius shaking down health insurance executives?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "The NSA's unconstitutional and widespread monitoring of US citizens?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "The State Department interfering with an Inspector General Investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "The IRS, Clapper, Holder, and I all lying to Congress?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Threats to all of Bill's former mistresses to keep them quiet?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "When I stole the White House furniture and silverware when Bill left office?"
Trump: "No, not any of those."
Hillary: "Okay, Donald, I give up. Which scandal?"
Trump: "It's the one where you scandalously insist on wearing unfashionable pantsuits."

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 08, 2016

A ransom to Iran by any other name... just as criminal:
"Let’s not forget, when North was involved with the mere transfer of weapons and replacement parts for weapons to Iran in exchange for hostages in the 1980s, our nation was at a stand-still as Congress and the media behaved as though the presidency (and quite possibly the future of our Democratic Republic) was hanging in the balance.

Today, the circumventing of federal law by laundering US currency through a Swiss bank and converting it to 500 Euro bills (the preferred denomination of drug cartels and terrorists) and sending it on an unmarked plane in the dead of night while a plane with our American hostages waits for it to land barely warrants one question at a presidential press conference."

the perpetual story of the national news

Monday, July 18, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

how to help the brainwashed?

could it be tough love?

would steps in a program of deprogramming help?

is demonstrating love enough?

would humor help?

is it enough to speak in terms of morality?

with their attention span, i bet a reading list wouldn't help:

Friday, July 15, 2016

They only beat the ones that escape :P

lumberyard much?

I find it hilarious that perverts and infant murderers have the gall to call over-generalization "wrong".

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Which Lives Matter?

I would be more supportive of the #BlackLivesMatter movement if it was not merely a cynical attempt at manipulation of white guilt coined by black supremacists, none of whom care about black lives that are taken by gang members or abortion doctors.

...and to correct a particularly offensive meme:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Harvey at IMAO linked a picture of Putin holding a bird - that inspired me to make a different caption for it: