Sarah Palin's image already appears on the newer nickels.

calendar   Thursday - June 16, 2016

Obama throws Orlando Victims under the Bus

As if we weren’t already reeling from all this death already. Both on this site and in general. The floor of the Pulse Club at Orlando is still awash in blood, the local hospitals still have people from Mateen’s shooting rampage in them, Israelis are mourning yet more murdered by The Usual Perpetrators, Bangladesh has Jihadis killing Hindus, Peiper has passed on… and honestly you just wish for a time in the world to not cry and cry and cry.

Much less spend hours trying to contact family friends living in that neck of the woods on the off chance things aren’t ok with them. But boy oh Boy, do we have a treat for you....

Have you ever wondered what things might have been like if- in the face of clear and present threats- the government refused to acknowledge the threat by its’ name? Well, we no longer have to because that’s the situation we live in, and have been living in for the *past Eight YEARS.* Now they’ve just made it clear how deep that goes, even when the butchers come for the “LGBTwhatever” community that is supposed to be a preserve- and set of special snowflake clients- for the Left. In the days since the mass murders, Obama has failed the American people so crushingly. Let us count the ways:

1. Not bothered to identify the Orlando shooter- or any of the perpetrators lately- by ideology or name.

2. Refused to give any statements or plans on how we will counterattack said ideological godfathers of this crime.

3. Called for yet more restrictions on our Second Amendment Right, which will make it even HARDER for the supposedly precious LGBTs- and everyone else- to defend themselves against an atrocity like this.

Over at PJ Media they do a good job showing how self-defeatingly stupid This is.

The more incompetent the Obama administration becomes, the less convincing its demand for public disarmament will be. Conversely, the more competence the administration demonstrates, the more likely the public is to entrust its safety to it.

Historically, state failure drives civilian armament, not the other way around. Perhaps the clearest example of this trend is Lebanon, where the inability of the central government to protect the sectarian communities has led each to protect itself. While America is not Lebanon, the same principles hold true: competence inspires confidence, and there is precious little competence in the administration.

Other people have covered this much, much better than I can. So please, I encourage you, check them. Victor Davis Hanson, Neo-Neocon, Ace of Spades, and the incomparable Mark Steyn (as well as Fernandez) have all given incredibly valuable things on this, but linking them all and giving juicy excerpts would probably bulk this post up too much. So I’ll limit my link to some gallows humor (Scimitar Sidebursters?)

Standard Leftist Procedure for after a Jihadist Massacre

But as for where my input comes in.... I have had my misgivings with Trump and still do, but I will say that I have been very, very impressed by how he has preformed here. Both in terms of how he has skillfully covered the issue (I do think he has been a rather sharp political operator lately), but on the moral and ethical issues. He did not HESITATE to identify the ideology that drove this atrocity and call out Obama for both trying to disarm law abiding American citizens using it and the disproportionate anger the manchild in chief had for him over *the man who murdered American citizens.* My recitation here can’t do it justice, so please read it too.

But of course, soon after he pointed it out you had the usual talking heads, apologists, and spin doctors get on their high horses to try and say “What’s the big deal?” That it really really really doesn’t matter if Obama or others use the term “Jihadist”, “Islamist”, “Radical Islam”, or- God Forbid- Islam itself to describe the perpetrator or his motivations. Or to quote Obama’s former rival, Secretary of State, and current (grudging) heir, “What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?”

Well, I’ll tell you. Because all of these supposedly genius, big brained individuals are burning a lot of calories and doing a lot of mental gymnastics to try and avoid dealing with something that is really *Very, VERY simple.*

To avoid getting too deep into the linguistics (because I am not sure i know enough about it), words are a medium for conveying meaning. We use them to communicate concepts, ideas, and thoughts. I say “water” and you know I’m talking about what you drink. I say “Moss” and you know to look at green stuff growing on a rock.

I write “Pet” and you look to your pets.

And if I write OR say “cowardly dipshit” you look to the White House.

So the words you use are important for what kinds of concepts you convey, and thus what the nature of your message is. This is also relevant for the words you DON’T use. I’m *PROBABLY* not going to talk about a disaster where a bridge collapsed the exact same way if it was brought down because of construction flaws as if it was collapsed by a Bomb. Both are tragedies and both feature very similar chain of events, but one was an accident or negligence, the other is MASS MURDER.

And likewise, I am not going to blame the construction company for the collapse if it was primarily caused by a terrorist bomb, and I’m not going to call the construction company “terrorists” in the event they were to blame (even if they were massive douchebags whose actions claimed many lives).

Identifying the cause of the tragedy, its’ perpetrators (where there are any), and the motive for why they acted the way they did are CRITICAL to understanding why it happened, how it happened, and HOW IT COULD BE PREVENTED. As well as notifying the public of these facts and educating them on any threats they face, whether from depraved corruption in the meat industry, bad contractors, or totalitarian ideologies that want to murder or enslave us all.

Obama and his minions either don’t get this or are trying very very very hard to pretend they don’t.

But enough of me talking; let’s imagine what might have happened if other Presidents that came before took a similar approach to Obama. Let’s make a game out of it. I’ll stick some Obama-ated historical quotes below the cut. Can you guess A: The enemy it was originally referring to, and B: Who said it? I’m not even going to pick on the low hanging fruit and show how the other party has done it; For the sake of it, let’s limit ourselves to other Democrats.

Go to the comments if you want the answers.

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calendar   Thursday - March 24, 2016


Supposed to be doing something else, and as usual for me got sidetracked.

I caught this and thought, yeah.  Must be the end days I’ve heard so much about.
UnF*****g believable but then, maybe too believable these days.

I guess the kops have lots of spare time and no real crinimols to arrest.

Take a look at this.

Talent agency boss who ‘confronted a Muslim woman in London and asked her to explain Brussels’ is ARRESTED for ‘inciting racial hatred’

by Thomas Burrows

Matthew Doyle wrote a Twitter post asking a woman ‘to explain Brussels’

Has been arrested at Croydon home on suspicion of inciting racial hatred

The comment went viral being retweeted hundreds of times on Twitter

When asked about the post, Mr Doyle said: ‘I do not think I’m stereotyping’

Also said ‘I did not confront the woman...I just saw her coming towards me and I was emotionally fueled’

A PR boss who asked a Muslim woman to ‘explain Brussels’ has been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.

Matthew Doyle, an LSE alumnus and partner at a south London-based talent agency, sparked outrage on social media after he ‘confronted’ a Muslim woman about the Brussels attacks which killed 34 people.

He wrote on Twitter: ‘I confronted a Muslim woman in Croydon yesterday. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said “nothing to do with me”. A mealy mouthed reply.’

His initial post was followed by a number of like-minded tweets such as ‘no more Muslim migration’ and ‘Trump for president’.

The comment went viral, being retweeted hundreds of times before it was eventually removed from Twitter.

The Metropolitan Police issued a statement confirming that a man had been arrested.

‘A 46-year-old man was this evening arrested at his home in Croydon on suspicion of inciting racial hatred on social media,’ said the Metropolitan Police.

‘He has been taken to a south London police station and enquiries continue.’

Croydon’ became a trending topic following Mr Doyle’s tweet, as people flooded the social network with both furious and witty put-downs.

But Mr Doyle, who attended private Wellington College, defended his post telling MailOnline: ‘I am not out of sync...I think people who are criticising me are out of sync.’

He said: ‘I am having a hard time about this. I am not a fall guy in all of this.

‘The incident did happen. I didn’t confront the Muslim woman, I just saw her coming towards me and I was emotionally fuelled.

‘She said “it was nothing to do with me”. I said “have a good day” and then turned around and said “bye”. It’s not like I’m a guy with tattoos who pushed her against a wall.

‘I don’t think it’s stereotyping. Would you be afraid of me on the Tube? Any Londoner has to be vigilant and alert as the Islamic threat is a big one. It could happen here and it probably will. There was 7/7 and then look what happened with Lee Rigby, that was horrific.

‘I never meant for the post to go viral. Bonnie Greer, whom I don’t particularly like, has been passing judgement on it.’

Referring to some of the accusations levelled against him, he replied: ‘The Norway attack was an isolated incident with one madman. What we are facing is a collective group of terrorists operating under the umbrella name of ISIS.’

When asked about his later posts, the history graduate responded: ‘I didn’t have a thousand followers on Twitter until today. I don’t care anymore. I am just making a point. I am not out of sync. I think people who are criticising me are out of sync.’

The 46-year-old added: ‘I have the right in a democratic society to speak my own mind.’


It’s worth the time.  What do you think?  Is this a case of disorderly law?


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calendar   Wednesday - April 15, 2015

The Burger Book


Mike Lee, Writ Larger

If you liked the taste of Utah Senator Mike Lee’s The Forgotten Constitution I wrote about the other week, here is the “big kids” version of that book. So to speak. Philip Hamburger hammers out, in 648 pages of fine detail, every last step our federal government has taken towards tyranny in the past bunch of decades.

Allow me to quote a couple of wonderful heavy duty paragraphs from the City Journal blog‘s review by (nom de plume?) Myron Magnet:

For over 400 pages of a 511-page, doorstopper-weight text, Hamburger counts the ways in which the slithery Medusa’s head of executive-branch agencies—from the Interstate Commerce Commission and the National Labor Relations Board to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, all spitting out the venom of administrative law—constitutes a flagrant affront to the Constitution. For starters, the Constitution lodges all legislative power in Congress, which therefore cannot delegate its lawmaking function. So it’s forbidden for Congress to pass a law creating an executive-branch agency that writes rules legally binding on citizens—for example, to set up an agency charged with making a clean environment and then to let it make rules with the force of law to accomplish that end as it sees fit. “The power of the legislative,” as the Founding Fathers’ tutelary political philosopher, John Locke, wrote, is “only to make laws and not to make legislators.” And if Congress can’t delegate the legislative power that the Constitution gives it, it certainly cannot delegate power that the Constitution doesn’t give it—namely, the power to hand out selective exemptions from its laws, which is what agencies do when they grant waivers.

Second, Constitution architect James Madison, following political theorist Baron de Montesquieu, saw the separation of powers as an essential bulwark of American liberty. But administrative agencies, which make rules, carry them out, and adjudge and punish infractions of them, blend together legislative, executive, and judicial powers in one giant anti-constitutional Cuisinart. Moreover, judicial power is as undelegatable as legislative power, since the Constitution lodges all of it in the judicial branch. So third, while administrative judges may look “just like real judges,” says Hamburger, they are no such thing—and not only because the Constitution makes it impossible for them to be so but also because, unlike real judges, their sole duty, rather than using their independent and expert judgment to carry out the law of the land, is to carry out the policy of their agency, as set and overseen by their department chief or the relevant cabinet secretary who in turn oversees him. As Justice William Howard Taft pronounced, an administrative tribunal is “miscalled a court.”

It’s a tome. No question about it. And one which could use a more active editor in Magnet’s opinion, to snip off redundancies and repetitions that could cut the book nearly in half. Let’s face it, there’s “making your point” and then there’s “driving your readers nuts”. Be that as it may, when I can find a spare $50 I’m going to get a copy. It’s that important to me, even though I noticed in the comments that Hamburger is rather long on criticism but short on solutions. The first step of problem solving is always recognizing that a problem exists, and finding out just how severe it really is.

Sure, I can hear you saying “But Congress has to delegate! There’s no way they could do all the work the dozens, hundreds of federal agencies turn out.” And that’s the whole point: those other federal agencies SHOULD NOT EXIST. Even Mike Lee’s partial solution - his RAIS plan that would require actual congressional debate and signing of all regulations passed by these subsidiary agencies - is nearly untenable. Almost a Herculean task by itself. And thus the point is hammered again, and again, and again ... because such agencies are all illegal. Every one of them, because of this:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

It is NOT a truism. Precedent be damned, the cowardly Supreme Court of 1931 buckled under FDR’s kingly threat and delivered a bad decision in United States v. Sprague. Far from being superfluous icing on the cake, the 10th Amendment, along with the commerce clause - also corrupted by FDR’s totalitarianism - are the key bulwarks against runaway federal power. Without them, the fundamental concept of limited federal government is a joke. And a poor one at that.

It’s time to push back. Long since past time. RAIS might work a little, but a better first step would be an amendment that limits the size of the Supreme Court to 9 justices. That would protect them against another tyrant trying to pack them. And why shouldn’t such a limit exist? We have a rule that says one president, one vice president, two senators per state, and a rough algorithm for determining the number of representatives in the House based on a State’s population. It should have been in there from the get-go. Five is too few. Seven could work. Eleven or more is too many. So make it seven to nine, with a rider that says as long as they have at least six they can continue working, with the caveat that all decisions made while understaffed can be revisited once the bench is full again.

Time to push the RESET button.


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calendar   Saturday - April 04, 2015

read me txt

Rodger put up a link to Senator Lee’s new book, Our Lost Constitution, the same one I’ve just finished reading a pre-release copy of.

It’s information, enlightening, angering, and rather saddening.

My favorite part is how he shows how Obama broke the law dozens of times with ObamaCare, even after it was passed into law. And how Roberts legislated from the bench, changing the wording/meaning.

And FDR trying to pack the Supreme Court.

And the Second Amendment, from the blackwash that was Miller, to the idiocy of Burger and generations of willful stupidity, to the awakening that was Heller.

Even the warrant-less spying on the American people, and how much that parallels England’s hero John Wilkes under old King George. ( betcha you Yanks didn’t know that England nearly had a revolution at almost the same time we did, didja? )

Not everything is in there, but plenty is. It’s a worthy read.


Here’s the link.

Now let’s pass my copy around. Time to put the word out. Who wants to read it first? Wardmama? Send me your address and I’ll pop it in the mail.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/04/2015 at 04:11 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - February 14, 2015

Islam Speaks Out In Denmark With A Familiar Voice

At Least 30 Shots Fired At Free Speech Debate In Copenhagen

3 Police Wounded, Cartoonist Targeted


The Flowers of Islam can bloom any time, anywhere

• Shooting at a cafe in central Copenhagen
• Three policemen reported injured
• French ambassador to Denmark inside but unharmed
• Meeting about freedom of speech was being held at the time
• Gathering organised by controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks
• Lars Vilks caricatured Prophet Muhammad in 2007

16.49 The French ambassador, Francois Zimeray, has given a dramatic account of the attack to AFP news agency.

Quote They fired on us from the outside. It was the same intention as (the January 7 attack on) Charlie Hebdo except they didn’t manage to get in.

Intuitively I would say there were at least 50 gunshots, and the police here are saying 200.

Bullets went through the doors and everyone threw themselves to the floor. We managed to flee the room, and now we’re staying inside because it’s still dangerous.

The attackers haven’t been caught and they could very well still be in the neighbourhood.

Some are calling this meeting a “blasphemy debate”:

The event featured Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who in 2007 drew an image of the Prophet as a dog on a traffic circle.

As a result, Al Qaeda in Iraq placed a $150,000 bounty on his head, and protests broke out across the Middle East.

He now is protected by bodyguards - his security detail was increased following the Paris attacks - and was unharmed in today’s shooting.

The shooting took place during a discussion entitled: “Art, blasphemy and the freedom of expression”.

A Norwegian journalist says that Danish television is reporting that a civilian in his 30s has been killed.


Yeah, this one, probably. Vilks has a series of drawings with Mo as a mutt. Dogs are so unclean! He must die for this!

Not that the pooch has a nametag on or anything. You just have to assume it’s Mohammy.



I so miss Cox & Forkum cartoons, don’t you?

CNN covers the story too.

Flowers of Islam by our own Doc Jeff. Title by me. Fruits of Islam could work too I guess. Taken from the news from the Charlie Hebdo shootings, cropped and rotated. No matter what branch the tree takes, when it blooms it ends in bullet holes. Violence. Excellent “art from life” find Doc.


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calendar   Monday - January 26, 2015

bears repeating

• Communism is international Socialism.

• Nazism is racial Socialism.

• Fascism is economic Socialism.

• Socialism is big government, totalitarianism, with all sorts of handouts and control, at the expense of the individual. Period. Handouts and control, at the expense of individual liberty. Universal control at the cost of freedom.

The opposite of Nazism isn’t Communism. They are two peas in the same Socialist pod, different only by a couple shades. Their opposite is classic Liberalism, which is what America was founded on.

Classic Liberalism is centered on the freedom of the individual. This is what Tea Party Conservatives are trying to conserve. Freedom. Yours. Mine. Ours. Constitutionally bound, limited government, limited taxation.

The Left has stolen the term “liberal” and turned it inside out, and they’ve done this with such great success that they hardly even use the term any longer, having moved on to the more honest “progressive”, which is now, and has always been, the code word for Communism.

Communism, the total control of a nation, and someday the world, by a small group of special people. A commune of elitists, beyond the law and above reproach. For your own good. And everyone else is a serf. Everyone. Else. Including you.


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calendar   Monday - January 05, 2015

Commiting A Clothing Crime In UK

Peiper, You’d Better Turn That Hoodie Inside Out Right Now!


Britain First leader Paul Golding found guilty of harassment and wearing a political uniform

THE leader of a far-right nationalist group has been found guilty of harassing the sister of man linked to the London tube bombings this afternoon (January 5).

Britain First chairman Paul Golding was also found guilty of wearing a political uniform signifying association with a political organisation.

The trial at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that Golding allegedly harassed Munazza Munawar from outside her home in Hepburn Close, Chafford Hundred on April 3 last year.

They wrongly thought it was the home of her brother Sajeel Shahid, who is said to have trained the ringleader of the 7/7 bombings in London.

On that day, Golding also wore a political uniform in the form of a Britain First members only jacket, which is an offence under the Public Order Act 1936.

Finding him guilty on both charges, District Judge David Woollard said: “It was a political stunt which was designed to further the cause of the party and to generate the kind of material which is later placed on the Britain First website.”

He fined him £325 for harassment and £100 for wearing the political uniform.

Statement from Britain First

Paul Golding has been found guilty of the trumped up charges of “harassment” and “wearing political uniforms”.

These ridiculous, politically motivated and heavily bias decisions bring shame upon the legal system and should worry those who genuinely desire an impartial judiciary to protect our sovereign rights.

Only a few weeks ago, hate preacher Anjem Choudary won the right to preach his bile in public despite a long list of arrests and links to terrorism.

Today, Paul Golding was found guilty of knocking on a terrorist’s door - you couldn’t make it up.

There was a key admission from a witness statement today in that a neighbour admitted and confirmed that terror boss Sajeel Shahid regularly attended the address in question.

Nevertheless, Paul Golding was still found guilty.

On the uniforms charge (only the third conviction since 1936) the judge even asked the prosecution if someone wearing a Conservative T-shirt could now be found guilty of breaking the law.

The icing on the cake, however, was the judge’s adamant refusal to even consider slapping an ASBO on Paul, which he rejected out of hand.

The judge even went as far as to describe the ridiculous and oppressive terms of the ASBO as “extreme”.

An ASBO - Anti-Social Behavior Order - is something like a judicial Time Out. It’s akin to an official finger wagging and a frown, and carries less legal weight than even a restraining order.

Free expression be damned; in the UK, even your clothing is a crime if “we” don’t like what it says. Right, even if the “political expression” is merely a symbol, not even a statement or a slogan. Just a symbol.


And you’re busted

When Britain first, at heaven’s command,

Arose from out the azure main,

This was the charter of the land,

And Guardian Angels sang this strain:

Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves!

Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.

The nations not so blessed as thee

Must, in their turn, to tyrants fall,

While thou shalt flourish great and free:

The dread and envy of them all.

Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves!

Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.

Turn off the lights and lock the door on your way out. It’s over, over there.

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calendar   Friday - November 14, 2014

a national food policy?

Shades of Stalin!

How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans’ well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate change, economic inequality and the federal budget. Yet we have no food policy — no plan or agreed-upon principles — for managing American agriculture or the food system as a whole.

That must change.

I’d have to disagree. Why we allow people who think like this to continue drawing breath? THAT must change. Leave us alone!

If you like what ObamaCare is doing for health insurance, you will love what a federal program to control what we eat does for food, as it takes into account “the environment, climate change, economic inequality” et cetera ad nauseam.

A federal stranglehold on how food is produced, distributed, and consumed will allegedly guarantee the following:

● All Americans have access to healthful food;
● Farm policies are designed to support our public health and environmental objectives;
● Our food supply is free of toxic bacteria, chemicals and drugs;
● Production and marketing of our food are done transparently;
● The food industry pays a fair wage to those it employs;
● Food marketing sets children up for healthful lives by instilling in them a habit of eating real food;
● Animals are treated with compassion and attention to their well-being;
● The food system’s carbon footprint is reduced, and the amount of carbon sequestered on farmland is increased;
● The food system is sufficiently resilient to withstand the effects of climate change.

In this time of illegal immigration I think first we have to define ‘All Americans’. And what is this ‘our public health and evironmental objectives’? Define ‘toxic’? I don’t see people keeling over dead-right-there (DRT) from bad stuff in the food. As for the production of our food, it is already transparent. Anybody can take a tour of a slaughter house or processing center. I just bought 1/4 of a cow. 170# of various cuts, hamburger, tongue, liver, etc. I’ve taken two tours of the farm. I’ve been behind the scenes at the local butcher’s. I’ve been to pig farms, chicken farms. It’s already transparent. All you have to do is request a tour and go. As for the marketing? By definition that’s transparent. You see it on TV, you hear it on radio.

Food industry already pays a fair wage.

“…a habit of eating real food.” I’m certain I’ve never eaten imaginary food. Last time I saw that trick was in the movie ‘Hook’.

Animals are already treated with compassion.

Carbon footprint? I still can’t get anyone to show me a ‘carbon footprint.’

Climate has always changed. The ‘food system’ — whatever that means — has always survived.

This has been tried before, and it worked wonderfully, according to Walter Duranty of the New York Times. Joseph Stalin used it suppress resistance to collectivization in the Ukraine. This was called the Holodomor.

Only those with a vested interest in the status quo would argue against creating public policies with these goals.

If you like going to the supermarket and seeing the shelves covered in food that you want to eat at a price you can afford, you have a vested interest in the status quo. If you want to stand in line for a bowl of gluten-free government gruel, don’t bother putting up any resistance to endlessly encroaching liberalism.

National Food Policy worked for Stalin.

Liberal Masterminds Demand National Food Policy


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/14/2014 at 09:49 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - September 11, 2014

And Another Year Passes


It’s a Thursday this year. It was a Tuesday that year.

Where two iconic buildings once fell, one iconically named but otherwise forgettable building now rises.



You personally are considerably less free now than you were then, in so many ways. Thanks to your government. Most likely you’re poorer too, but that’s not a subject for today’s post.

Over 8,000 lives of our military have been lost fighting this thing we stopped calling The Global War On Terror years ago. The victories we achieved seem to have turned to ashes. Our borders are meaningless and we are being saturated with disease carrying illegal foreigners by our own government’s hidden plan.

And last night, that flaccid speech by our laughingstock President, laying out a half-baked lightweight plan to fight ISIS that is guaranteed to be ineffective. And all the rest of his inanity, starting with “Islamic State is not Islamic”, when in fact they enact the teachings of the Quran nearly word for word.

And the empty talking heads on the TV news keep saying how tired of war Americans are, when in truth most have forgotten, or never knew, and certainly never felt the slightest bit of impact, of the several wars that we are in.

Sorry Mr. Soldier, you can not enter your son’s school while in uniform. Someone might be offended.  We have learned nothing.

Obama’s blithering last night ought to have been a John Paul Jones moment. His words should have been bold enough to get a “damn right” from George Patton. Instead we got ... what the hell was that, anyway?  Pusillanimous? Knock-kneed? I’m running out of verbs that mean chicken shit. Fly weight; minimalist.

Tired? Yes, I am tired. Tired of lies, tired of half measures, tired of political correctness, tired of politics. I know who the enemy is, I know what the enemy is, I know where the enemy is, and I know why they feel they must be our enemy forever. So I’m tired of waiting.

Two links that are worth following:

Preston tells it like it is

The NY Times tries to put a good light on things, fails


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calendar   Monday - September 08, 2014

Once More, Lafeyette, With Feeling

“So that freedom lives, men will always have to stand up and fight against indifference or resignation.”

Hermione Tastes The Waves

Nearly twenty years in the making, the 213 foot long replica French frigate went out for sea trials yesterday. Plans call for the oak square rigged 26 gun ship - a “fast light frigate” - to cross the Atlantic next spring to visit Canada and New England in time for Bastille Day.

The original Hermione was the ship that brought the Marquis of Lafayette over the aid George Washington, and she and her four sister ships carried several thousand troops, and stayed to harry the British and help the struggling colonists win the war of independence.

In those days crossing the Atlantic from Rochefort France by sail power alone took 38 days; the modern frigate sports a pair of hidden propulsor pods which could make the journey a bit faster.


A reconstruction of the 213-foot (65-meter) frigate used by France’s Marquis de Lafayette to bring reinforcements to American revolutionaries in 1780 has tested the waters for the first time.

The test run at high tide Sunday was a key step in an ambitious 17-year project aimed at sending the ship next year across the Atlantic, retracing Lafayette’s journey and the foundation of French-American relations.

Maritime and history experts and aficionados have made rebuilding the Hermione a major project for the French port of Rochefort in southwest France.

Ship builders and researchers have painstakingly rebuilt the ship using the same construction materials and methods as those used to build the original, from the pulley systems to the massive oak hull.

After some delays, the boat set out at high tide early Sunday morning from the Rochefort docks toward the Ile d’Aix. It is meant to be the first in several test runs before the ship sets sail for Boston.


To replicate the frigate exactly as it used to be, it was necessary to gather archive documents such as ‘L’Hermione’s log-book(s) and the blueprints of La Concorde, ‘L’Hermione’s sister-ship which had been drawn by the Royal Navy after she had been captured. To these documents, one had to add the informations delivered by the wreck of the original ‘L’Hermione’, which was discovered in 1992, off Le Croisic, where she had sunk in 1793.

Specializing in the restoration of historic monuments, the ASSELIN firm in Thouars was allotted the task of ‘L’Hermione’s timber-work. The association thus took advantage of the outstanding professional qualities and experience of carpenters’ fellows of the craft, as well as of the technical collaboration of Raymond Labbé, a naval architect from Saint-Malo and of the precious historical cooperation of Jean Thomas, a former student of Jean Boudriot, a renowned historian and a specialist in naval construction.

The undertaking of the project took place in conditions and circumstances as close as possible to those which had surrounded the building of the original ‘L’Hermione’, i.e. it took place in the double graving dock of the historical naval shipyard of Rochefort, “a modern city of the XVII th century”.

The construction of the frigate started in May 1977. On July 4th,1997, the American national day, after 3 years’ research and preparation, the ship’s keel was laid.


The new Hermione – also known as the ‘La frégate de la liberté’ or ‘freedom frigate’ – is an incredible achievement, especially as funds have come via donations. The ship and her armaments contain a total of 400,000 different bits of wood and metal, and there are more than 1,000 pulleys alone to build and fit. To provide the wood around 4,000 oaks have been felled in forests around France, the trees chosen for their natural curves. The gun carriages for the iron cannon barrels were cast in a foundry in Angoulême and transported by barge down the River Charente. On top of all this the modern builders have had to contend with safety rules over seaworthiness that didn’t really constrain their forbears.

Fifteen years after the project was started, the Hermione was launched in 2012, 65,000 people gathering in Rochefort to see her float in the water – the River Charente – for the first time.  The following year the masts were erected, towering above the Arsenal. Next came the crows nest, followed by the rigging, the latter requiring about 25 kilometres of hemp ropes.

The final stage of construction was completed in spring 2014 – the installation of the 19 different sails, all 2137 square metres of them and made from traditional flax.  Although virtually identical to the original, the Hermione does have one or two modern touches including an engine on board for safety reasons as well as a power generator for the comfort of the crew.

Still, sailing in the Hermione will still be tough for Commandant Yann Cariou and his 69 crew members – only 15 are professional sailors; the rest are volunteers trained up to sail and who will work in shifts. All have to be fit enough to climb the rigging in all weather and be prepared to live life as it was on an 18th century boat – sleeping in hammocks in often cramped conditions.

In April and May 2014 the sails were put up and the frigate was made ready for the sea trials which will precede the final exciting phase of the project – retracing Lafayette’s voyage by taking the ship to North America.



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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/08/2014 at 07:13 PM   
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calendar   Friday - July 11, 2014

Gypsies I Could Live With

Badges? We Don Need No Steenking Badges!

Lyft, a Transportation Networked Service, vows to roll onto the streets of New York City today, despite not having “taxi badges” (medallions) purchased for tens of thousands of dollars each from the NYC TLC (Taxi and Limousine Commission, perhaps the 2nd most corrupt quasi-government in America, behind the NYC Port Authority).

Good for them. Sometimes the best way to break a system is just to ignore it. If you’re willing to pay me to drive you around in my car, that’s between the two of us, and the nanny state can go suck eggs.

Despite being chastised by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), which declared quasi-taxi firm Lyft as an “unauthorized” firm, the startup says it will go ahead with its scheduled Friday evening launch.

Lyft is a San Francisco-based startup that allows its users to book rides from drivers via its smartphone app, effectively acting just like a taxi service.

In a statement sent to Ars on Thursday, the commission said that the firm had “not complied with TLC’s safety requirements and other licensing criteria to verify the integrity and qualifications of the drivers or vehicles used in their service, and Lyft does not hold a license to dispatch cars to pick up passengers.”

The TLC also noted that “drivers who sign-up with Lyft are at risk of losing their vehicles to TLC enforcement action, as well as being subject to fines of up to $2,000 upon conviction for unlicensed activity.”

Presuming that Lyft drivers go forward, they would not have traditional TLC taxi medallions, and would be effectively considered like the city’s myriad of unauthorized taxis, sometimes known as “gypsy cabs.”

In a statement, Katie Daily, Lyft’s spokeswoman, told Ars that the company was still moving forward despite the commission’s actions.

“Where we differ with the TLC is that we do not believe its licensing and base station rules apply to the Lyft ride sharing model,” she’s said. “We put safety first, and we have made this clear in our conversations with the TLC.”

In NYC, taxis without the official medallion are known as gypsy cabs. Lots of them out on the streets, looking for fares. Are they clean? Are they safe? Are they insured? Tens of thousands of people don’t really care; they cost less. Actually, almost anything costs less than a 10 minute ride in a NYC cab. And they expect a nice fat tip too.


In September 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission, the agency responsible for regulating taxis in the Golden State, created an entirely new class of transit firms, known as “Transportation Networked Companies” (TNCs). This move legitimized Lyft’s operations in California months before New York stymied the startup.

See? It’s only an actual taxi if it’s out on the street prowling for fares. If it’s all arranged ahead of time, by any means at all IMHO, then it’s somebody compensating somebody else for doing them a favor. And the TLC can go take a flyer off of one of the many rotting ferry piers along Manhattan’s west side, all put out of business ages ago when the Port Authority took over all the bridges and tunnels in the city, along with all the ferrys. I think, if they time it just right, one of those piers will be pointing at the moon.

PS - these days, the tolls to cross the bridges or tunnels into Manhattan - $13 for a regular car - are so steep that swimming is starting to look like a good option. Except that the PA has power over every place you’d crawl out of the water, if you made it across. 


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/11/2014 at 06:12 PM   
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calendar   Friday - July 04, 2014

Freedom Day!

On this day we declared our independence from government. The government at the time being King George III. Today is also a time to rededicate ourselves to advancing freedom from government/Obama.

Remember when our President was an American?


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 07/04/2014 at 04:44 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - May 03, 2014

Samizdat Saturday: Totalitarianism, Neo-Puritanism, and a kick ass video from Bill Whittle

Hey, what more could you want?

If you didn’t already see this over at Rodger’s, here’s your weekend Must-Read/Listen.

And I mean it. I really really do. Even if you won’t spare 4 minutes to read the first essay, or 8 minutes to read the second one, at least play the Bill Whittle video and listen to it. There’s very little to see, but it’s imperative that you hear what’s being said.

In the first section of Part 1, Ed Driscoll writes and quotes on how a bunch of grumpy, constipated, ex-Nazi commies started the ball rolling that gave rise to the latest form of totalitarianism: repressive tolerance, whose evils we have witnessed at least twice in just the past couple of weeks

a spirit of puritanism of opinion is abroad. This puritanism is not puritanical in the old sense. On the contrary, it is inclined to attach itself to libertinism. But it wants to send to Coventry all those who think that the removal of restraints on conduct is not necessarily a good thing. It brands them as ... bigots ... for holding the wrong opinions.

Thus are created what one might call microclimates of totalitarianism in which people live in fear: fear of losing their jobs, fear of social ostracism for having said or even thought the wrong thing.
The new puritans, viewing themselves as tolerant, would be prepared to repress the intolerant—by definition, those with whom they disagree. Thus does repressive tolerance come to have a real meaning in our time. As Herbert Marcuse’s favorite philosopher, Hegel, said: The owl of Minerva takes wing at dusk.

In the second section of Part 1, same link, page 2, Bill Whittle fires off a red hot broadside tracing this history again, along with it’s madness.

In Part 2, Jack Cashill has a mid-size essay up at American Thinker all about “The Suffocatiing Neo-puritanism of Progressive America”.

Which is exactly what it sounds like: We heard for decades how we had to be ever so understanding of the beliefs and feelings of various outcast groups. We had to tolerate them. And when that wasn’t enough, we had to venerate them. That too soon wasn’t enough, and now, not only do we have to worship them and bow to their omnipotence and genius (eg, ref. “wise latina"), we now are guilty of hate crimes even if our opinions differ in private. Get your Scarlet Letter on Hester; wear it in shame.

Celebrity chef Paula Deen did not commit the sin of racism; she is a “racist.” She must forever wear the Scarlet R, just as Mozilla’s Brendan Eich must wear the Scarlet H for “homophobe,” and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali wears the Scarlet I for “Islamophobe.” From the Neo-Puritan perspective, nothing else counts; that letter is their identity.

The cult’s clerics add new sins regularly and new sinners daily. Of late, in addition to Eich and Hirsi Ali, Cliven Bundy, Phil Robertson, even Alec Baldwin have joined the ranks of the damned. Hawthorne described his seventeenth century ancestors as “being of the most intolerant brood that ever lived,” but these “little Puritans” had nothing on the big ones that would flourish four centuries later.

Read these. Learn from these. Spread the word. Share the links.

We are teetering on the very last, final, one remaining splinter on the edge of the bottomless abyss. You’ve seen what happened to these people in the news. You saw how lightning fast the brainless herd turned against them; worse even you’ve seen how just as quickly those who styled themselves shepherds also turned (eg Fox News’ Sean Hannity). You saw how statements and beliefs, a thousand times worse than these newly burned modern “witches” ever had, were encouraged and applauded from the far Left by the far Left ... it’s a one way street, and it always has been. Now that there’s a hundred car pileup in the cul-de-sac, can we finally get people to stop turning into this dead end?? And then insisting on pressing down on the gas????

Is there a ray of hope, anywhere? Either on the horizon or at the end of this long dark tunnel?

Well, maybe ...

The very success of Neo-Puritanism, however, may be its undoing. Each spectacular new public burning reveals just how empty and oppressive the movement is at its heart. For instance, in exposing Sterling the media have unwittingly shone light on Al Sharpton and the NAACP.

In fact, the NAACP banquet that was to honor Sterling for lifetime achievement was to honor Al Sharpton as “Man of the Year.” This was the same Sharpton who dissed the work of “Socrates and them Greek homos”; the same Sharpton who instigated the lethal Crown Heights pogrom with the rallying cry, “If Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house”; and yes, the same Al Sharpton who said of Sterling, “No one should be allowed to own a team if they have in fact engaged in this kind of racial language.”

But as always, the light only shines if you can get the willfully blind to open the eyes they pretend they don’t even have. And society provides eyelid epoxy, because to explain the falsity of Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton, just this one example, is a heinous act of hatred and racism.


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calendar   Wednesday - April 30, 2014

farewell to freedom part two and btw …. F*** the NBA!

Something caught my eye in the morning paper and really got to me. Pissed me off in bad but plain English.
So I came here to post my thoughts on the subject to find that Drew has spoken on the very same subject.
Well, that makes two of us.

I don’t follow the NBA, never did.  But the story about the Clippers owner has made the press here and frankly, I don’t understand.

Ok so the man is a bit bigoted.  He voiced a thought, most unpolitically correct, in a conversation he thought was private.  Unfortunately there was a recording device near enough to pick up the argument he was having with his 20 yr old girl friend.
He’s 80 btw, but she’s only with him for his brilliant mind.  Papers here have described her as his girl friend, so I was surprised to read that she was an ‘archivist’ for the Clippers owner.

Apparently she sent a photo of herself and Magic Johnson to Instagram, and Mr. Sterling, who owns the Clippers, came unglued.  He told her she should not be photographed with black people and told her not to bring black to any of the Clipper games.

All hell broke loose over his weathered head.

So, I have a couple of problems understanding the lengths that the NBA has a right to go.

They have banned him for life from the game.  He is no longer even allowed to go to his own offices or have anything to do with the Clippers, a team he bought with his money and btw, he is the longest holding team owner in the league. So he is banned for what he said in what he thought was a private conversation.

That’s understandable.  After all, in the world we live in today, one must never but never ever, give voice to thought that is not in keeping with politically correct ideals.
What I have the most trouble understanding is the fine.

He is fined 2.5 million dollars by the NBA.
Where the fuck does that lobby get the right to fine a man that much, for an unpopular thought or opinion? 
On top of that, they are also going to force him to sell the team.

Oh btw …. horror of horrors. 
He is no longer to be allowed to attend any NBA games. Ever.

Keeping with that thought, if the same applied to folks attending any sports venue,
you would see a large subtraction of fans attending any games.  Because lots of people have lots of feelings that are not exactly warm and cuddly toward certain highly protected groups. 

My guess is he probably isn’t exactly the warmest hearted person on the planet.
He’s 80 years old and his feelings were set long ago.  He most likely made some very important enemies along the way.
Today is payback for them.
The racial bull shit is a blind.


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