Thursday, June 30, 2016
“Like an old musket, this has one shot in it. And that shot isn’t coming near the box office bullseye… ‘Free State of Jones’ is headed for bona fide box office obscurity.” - Jeff Bock, senior analyst at Exhibitor Relations, on the biggest flop of the summer.
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, June 30, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Brexit Revolt spreads. From Zero Hedge:
It appears, just as we warned, that Brexit was indeed the first of many dominoes. Even before the Brexit result, a poll by Ipsos Mori showed that the majority of people in France and Italy want to at least have a referendum on leaving. Meanwhile, over 40% of Swedes, Poles, and Belgians are in the same boat. But now, as Martin Armstrong notes, Brussels simply went too far. They cross the line moving from an economic union to a political subordination of Europe. Now eight more countries want to hold referendums to exit the EU – France, Holland, Italy, Austria, Finland, Hungary, Portugal, and Slovakia all could leave. With Hollande's approval rating at about 11%, and Merkel lucky she is not tarred & feathered, the Front National leader Marine Le Pen has pledged to hold a French referendum.Hmm ... a voluntary union degrades into an all-powerful bureaucracy, prompting secession. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
"Free State of Jones" was projected to open with $13 million in ticket sales, but Deadline Hollywood reports the McConaughey movie about bloodthristy outlaw Newton Knight has died at the box office:
Another box office casualty this weekend is STX’s $50M Matthew McConaughey Civil War epic Free State of Jones, which critics dismissed at 41% rotten, but audiences awarded an A-. However, with a great grade like that and a sour estimated opening weekend of $7.7M-$7.8M, a film’s chances of legging out are slim.First Brexit passes, and now a movie glorifying the traitor Newton Knight does a belly flop. What a weekend!
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, June 26, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
In the holy name of equality, the Pentagon has mandated that women fight in the front lines. Problem is, ladies can't lift, run, or climb as well as men on obstacle courses despite preferential treatment. Soooo - why not let men who call themselves women enter the military and use their basic training data to prove "women" can perform as well as men? And the Pentagram can claim to champion both women and the "transgendered," two under-represented minorities in the military. What a stroke of genius! And George Carlin said the term "military intelligence" was an oxymoron.
Here are a few stories about the ripple effects of Britain's historic Brexit vote: Calls For Texas Independence Surge In Wake Of Brexit Vote London is calling for independence from the UK Now A Staten Island Lawmaker Wants To Secede From New York City Catalonia Government Head Says Brexit Shows Split From Spain Possible Old Rebel says, "Let a thousand flowers bloom." Why? Because people are freer, more prosperous, and more secure in smaller political units. Big Government means bigger deficits, more oppression, and more frequent and bigger wars. Those are the historical facts. And history is moving toward smaller nations. Celebrate!
The globalists and their leftist attack dogs are imagining all sorts of eeeevil motives for Britons voting to secede from the United States of Soros. This piece from Vox is typical: Brexit isn’t about economics. It’s about xenophobia. Of course. What else could it be? However, Steve Sailer points out that the city of Rotherham voted by a lopsided 68-32 to leave the European Union. Maybe this town, which experienced first hand what happens when border safeguards are abandoned, had good reasons to reclaim British sovereignty.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Britain's secession from the monstrous EU is glorious news. The United States of Soros has been dealt a body blow. Here are some preliminary observations: The ripple effect is already hitting the rest of the EU. Marine Le Pen is calling for a "Frexit" referendum, and Geert Wilder of Holland wants the same for his country. Secession movements around the world are stiffening their resolve in the aftermath of this historic vote. Already there is talk of another Scottish referendum to declare independence from Britain. Yes, this will have an impact here in the DC Empire. Check out what the folks at Texit are saying. Patriotism, localism, and national pride have reasserted themselves over the abstract appeal of globalism. Humans are tribal creatures, not economic units. Growing concern over mass immigration from Africa and the Middle East motivated many of the voters who chose independence from the pro-immigration EU. If Europe is to remain Europe, local self-determination is vital. What's next? Brace yourselves for some exciting times ahead.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Supreme Court has affirmed that equality is the law of the land, and that some animals are more equal than others.
Americans are getting tired of headlines like this: Federal report blasts ICE for failure to deport illegal immigrant who murdered Conn. woman Illegal immigrant charged with murder in California fire had prior arrests, was never deported We already know what Hillary Clinton plans to do about the problem -- make it worse. She's already promised to grant amnesty to the illegal aliens already here and to let in even more Third-World immigrants, no matter the impact that will have on jobs, the deficit, and our basic security. Donald Trump, on the other hand, says he has a different view of uncontrolled immigration. From his speech yesterday on the stakes of the next election:
Let me share with you a letter our campaign received from Mary Ann Mendoza. She lost her amazing son, Police Sergeant Brandon Mendoza, after he was killed by an illegal immigrant because of the open borders policies supported by Hillary Clinton. Sadly, the Mendoza family is just one of thousands who have suffered the same fate. Here is an excerpt from Mrs. Mendoza’s letter: “Hillary Clinton, who already has the blood of so many on her hands, is now announcing that she is willing to put each and every one of our lives in harms’ way – an open door policy to criminals and terrorists to enter our country. Hillary is not concerned about you or I, she is only concerned about the power the presidency would bring to her. She needs to go to prison to pay for the crimes she has already committed against this country.” Hillary also wants to spend hundreds of billions to resettle Middle Eastern refugees in the United States, on top of the current record level of immigration. For the amount of money Hillary Clinton would like to spend on refugees, we could rebuild every inner city in America.So despite Trump's blustering and bragging, his message is one people are ready for. That's why he's upsetting the DC Establishment.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The 21st century is shaping up to be the century of "Small Is Beautiful." While the 19th and most of the 20th veered toward consolidated megastates, the current trend toward small government based on historical identity is undeniable. That's not to say it will be a smooth, direct path -- there will certainly be reversals and setbacks along the way -- but with every people's successful struggle for self-determination, the more others are motivated. Britain's proposed exit from the European Union, which will be voted on tomorrow, is inspiring Texans:
Some Texas residents are keeping a close eye on Britain’s upcoming vote on whether to leave the European Union later this month and are hoping they could use the referendum as inspiration to break away from the U.S. Daniel Miller, 42, the president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, told The Guardian Sunday that he’s tracking every step of the so-called “Brexit” movement and is hoping Texas can conjure a similar “Leave” vote to secede. “There are a lot of people asking, if Brexit why not Texit?” he told the paper. “I do talk with some folks over there on a pretty regular basis that are involved in Ukip and the Conservative party.” Miller said Britain’s situation is nearly identical to Texas. He told The Guardian to replace the “EU” with the “US” and “Brussels” with “Washington.” He told a local Tea Party group that the relationship between Britain and the EU was fractured over irreconcilable differences.That sound you hear is George Soros gnashing his teeth. Thanks to Dutchy for the heads up!
Some things are eeeevil ONLY when someone else does them. Consider Obama's deficit spending:
When President Obama signs into law the new two-year budget deal Monday, his action will bring into sharper focus a part of his legacy that he doesn’t like to talk about: He is the $20 trillion man. Mr. Obama’s spending agreement with Congress will suspend the nation’s debt limit and allow the Treasury to borrow another $1.5 trillion or so by the end of his presidency in 2017. Added to the current total national debt of more than $18.15 trillion, the red ink will likely be crowding the $20 trillion mark right around the time Mr. Obama leaves the White House. When Mr. Obama took over in January 2009, the total national debt stood at $10.6 trillion. That means the debt will have very nearly doubled during his eight years in office, and there is much more debt ahead with the abandonment of “sequestration” spending caps enacted in 2011.How times have changed. Remember when candidate Obama -- who assured us he believed in traditional marriage -- lambasted George W. Bush for his devil-may-care spending? Here's a reminder:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
"Omar Mateen picked a gay bar because he knew the second he started firing in a country-western bar, he would've been blown away by concealed carry handguns. And when the ladies were done with him, the men would've put down their beers and pumped his carcass full of another couple dozen bullets." Anonymous reader
Every time blood is spilled in the name of Allah, the overseers of public opinion rev up the propaganda machinery to assure us that open borders is a good, good thing. Why, it would be racist to question uncontrolled immigration just because of ONE BAD APPLE. Most Muslims, we're constantly reminded, are loyal Americans who do not support terrorism. But that simply isn't true. Actually, most Islamic terrorists depend on networks of contacts and supporters within Muslim colonies in the US to carry out their attacks. That's not just an opinion, that's a finding of the US Justice Department:
In fact, suspects in all but a handful of the roughly 90 ISIS terror cases prosecuted in America since 2014 were part of a group of up to 10 co-conspirators who met in person to discuss their plans or who made contact via text messaging or e-mail, Reuters found in a recent review of Justice Department case files. Only 11 percent of cases involved a terrorist acting entirely alone. “Wolf dens, not lone wolves, [are] the norm in US Islamic State plots,” the wire service concluded, further casting doubt on the official White House line. “The relationships between accused co-conspirators range from casual acquaintances to lifelong friends, from married couples to cousins and from roommates to college buddies,” said the report, which did not examine connections in the Orlando attack. In virtually every case, the co-conspirators attended the same mosques. In fact, mosques are the connective tissue in all these attacks and plots.Keep that conclusion in mind the next time jihad breaks out again. And it will.
It's almost comical how the powers that be and the flying monkeys that parrot the party line are trying to rewrite the facts about Omar Mateen's jihad in Orlando. At first, the feds wanted to airbrish Islam out of the Orlando jihadi massacre:
The Justice Department replaced references to ‘Allah’ with ‘God’ in an edited transcript of the 911 call Orlando jihadi Omar Mateen made during the Pulse night club attack. During the call, Omar Mateen made an Islamic prayer in which he said: Praise be to Allah, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of Allah [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings. In comparison, the edited DOJ transcript says: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.But the furor over such a blatant denial of Islamic motives led the Justice Department to issue the transcripts uncensored. And check out a master obfuscator trying his darnedest to make people overlook the role of Islam in the Orlando massacre -- I speak, of course, of Mark Potok of the $outhern Poverty Law Center:
“This is a hard one to disentangle, but there are three strands,” said Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center. “The dominant strand is that he hates gays. Then, there is his personal rage. He doesn’t like his life at all. “The third strand is Islamist ideology, which is the weakest of the three,” said Potok, whose Alabama-based organization tracks extremists. “It’s almost like an afterthought.”Well, that settles that. The "Islamist" motivations really don't matter, despite Mateen's self-proclaimed allegiance to ISIS and his statements to hostages at the Pulse night club that his goal was to stop the US from attacking Afghanistan, which he referred to as "his country." So what are we supposed to believe were his real reasons for mass murder? Don't fret -- our handlers have all the answers:
The FBI initially touted the theory that U.S.-born Mateen was motivated by his support of the notorious Islamic State, which as part of its radical ideology has expressed a visceral hatred for gays. But the portrait has turned far more complicated in the course of a week, with experts now saying Mateen appeared to be driven by a dangerous mix of bigotry, self-loathing and, perhaps, mental illness.See? Omar Mateen was just a self-hating, homicidal homosexual. Nothing to worry about.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Commander in Chief Kelly Barrow addresses the Southern Baptist Convention's purge of the Southern Cross
The history of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has been inextricably tied to the Confederacy and her heirs for over a century and a half. Great pulpit expositors, as well as seminary professors that left their mark in the area of Biblical thought and world view offered service to the Confederacy, as chaplains and men of arms, as well. Therefore, it was a profound disappointment and excruciatingly disheartening to hear the anti-Confederate Battle Flag resolution that was approved by SBC messengers meeting in St. Louis on June 14. The resolution offended on several levels -- first of all, simply put, it did not adequately deal with the Truth of the nature of the Flag, particularly disappointing as Christians should place a premium on the Truth. The 800,000 men that served the Confederacy held, and always will hold, full title to that banner -- it is a soldiers' flag and their political agenda was nothing more than defense of their home. Furthermore, as the Fifth Commandment compels us to "honor father and mother", those of us who enjoy Confederate ancestry are bound to tell the Truth of our ancestors fight and flag. Finally, the tone of the resolution has the effect of intimidating the consciences of Southern Baptists into holding a terribly negative opinion of Confederate symbols. All that said, the SBC is not a hierarchy; local congregations are in no way bound to the resolution. They may continue on as they have done, in some cases, for many years, in helping their community to retain its history and honoring the men that rebuilt their community after a tragic war and devastating reconstruction. Today, we call upon the great SBC congregations throughout the South to do just that, ignore this distraction and get on with the priorities of Gospel proclamation, building up of the fellowship of Faith and pursuing a witness of goodwill in the community. Untold numbers of these SBC churches, over the years, have cultivated great relationships with SCV camps by opening their facilities for regular meetings and special occasions, not to mention the cemeteries owned by SBC churches where the remains of legions of Confederate heroes lie -- these are sites for numerous memorial services. Of course, in addition to the historical ties of the Confederacy and SBC, thousands of SCV members are also members of SBC churches. In closing, we call on our camps to pursue "peace with all men" (Heb. 12:14) by cultivating good relationships with all organizations in their community, particularly houses of worship, be they SBC, other Christian denominations or Jewish Synagogues. Deo Vindice!
Charles Kelly Barrow
Commander-in-Chief Sons of Confederate Veterans
Charles Kelly Barrow
Commander-in-Chief Sons of Confederate Veterans
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, June 19, 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2016
"Somehow, over the last half-century, Western elites managed to convince themselves that nationalism was not real. Perhaps it had been real in the past, like cholera and telegraph machines, but now that we were smarter and more modern, it would be forgotten in the due course of time as better ideas supplanted it. That now seems hopelessly naive. People do care more about people who are like them -- who speak their language, eat their food, share their customs and values. And when elites try to ignore those sentiments -- or banish them by declaring that they are simply racist -- this doesn’t make the sentiments go away." -- Megan McArdle on Brexit
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, June 18, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
The left wants to bureaucratize the planet, forcing everyone to comply with universal standards of behavior. But once again, we see it's impossible to live life that way. Sometimes gut instinct trumps logic. Consider the reaction many people had to Omar Mateen, who on paper looked harmless, even trustworthy enough to be hired as a security guard. Face to face, however, he looked like trouble, as the folks at Lotus Gunworks tried to explain to the FBI:
The co-owner of a Florida gun store says his employees contacted law enforcement before the Orlando shooting after gunman Omar Mateen attempted to purchase body armor and ammunition. Robbie Abell, co-owner of Lotus Gunworks, said Thursday his workers had a gut feeling about Mateen when he came to the store four or five weeks ago. Mateen asked for level 3 body armor, according to Abell, but was told the store didn't carry it. He then made a phone call and spoke in Arabic before asking for bulk ammunition, but employees did not sell it to him. Abell told reporters "we contacted FBI direct" after Mateen left the store but he did not elaborate on how investigators responded. He believed his employees did what they should have done, Abell said.The reaction the Lotus Gunworks' employees had wasn't unique. Mateen's coworkers felt the same unsettling reaction to the man -- but their warnings were dismissed for fear of seeming discriminatory:
A former co-worker of Omar Mateen repeatedly warned the security company where he worked that Mateen was unhinged. Daniel Gilroy says the company did nothing and even told him, “We have to be careful because he’s a Muslim.”And now we learn the FBI had previously dropped its 2013 investigation of Mateen because it felt Mateen's coworkers were just a bunch of paranoid racists. It was Thomas Jefferson who observed, "Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread." And if we cannot use our own judgment in all other areas of our lives, we will make ourselves feeble, shivering rabbits waiting to be preyed upon, willing victims whose only comfort is that we cannot be called "racist."
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, June 17, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
“I pledge my alliance to [ISIS leader] abu bakr al Baghdadi, may Allah accept me. The real muslims will never accept the filthy ways of the west. You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes..now taste the Islamic state vengeance.” -- Omar Mateen, from his Facebook update while holding hostages at Pulse. I guess that settles it -- eeeevil Southern thought waves got into Mateen's head and made him hate homosexuals.
No, it's not Donald Trump or any of the usual critics of open borders warning us about DC's laughable border security -- these comments came from John Brennan, the director of the CIA:
CIA Director John Brennan will tell Congress on Thursday that Islamic State militants are training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for their territorial losses. In remarks prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee, Brennan says IS has been working to build an apparatus to direct and inspire attacks against its foreign enemies, as in the recent attacks in Paris and Brussels — ones the CIA believes were directed by IS leaders. "ISIL has a large cadre of Western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the West," Brennan said, using another acronym for the group. He said IS probably is working to smuggle them into countries, perhaps among refugee flows or through legitimate means of travel.How about that -- terrorists might exploit refugee resettlement programs. Surprise, surprise ...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
A man who traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and 2012 for his mandatory pilgrimage to Mecca, who bragged to coworkers about his support for al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, who told 911 on the night of the massacre he was carrying out his attack out of loyalty to ISIS, and who told survivors of his attack he took up arms because he “wanted America to stop bombing his country” wasn't REALLY acting on behalf of Islam. So why did he do it? Heed the words of our intellectual and moral superiors: The Orlando jihad massacre is really the fault of all gun owners, says the New York Daily News: "50 Dead in Orlando club massacre - Thanks NRA!" No, it's all Southerners fault, says Omid Safi, the director of the Islamic Studies Center at Duke University:"As somebody who has lived in the South, who is Muslim and who also is an ally of the gay and lesbian community, this attack reminds us that we live in a part of the country that has had an almost nonstop demonization of this community." It's Christians who're really responsible, says the ACLU: “You know what is gross — your thoughts and prayers and Islamophobia after you created this anti-queer climate..." Democrats say Republicans are to blame: "Congressional Democrats are wasting little time putting Republicans on the hot seat after the massacre in Orlando, Florida, demanding that recalcitrant GOP lawmakers join their effort to bar suspected terrorists from buying guns or face the political fallout." And feminist Amanda Marcotte says that men who aren't in touch with their feminine side are to blame: "The horror story of Orlando lays bare what damage that this kind of dominance-oriented masculinity does to our society..." Simple folk think Omar Mateen attacked the Pulse night club in Orlando in support of ISIS and Islam. Of course, it couldn't have anything to do with sharia. That's because leftists know that anything bad that happens MUST be the fault of the people and beliefs they hate. Got it?
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
In response to frequent commenter MAP's observation that the Left will spin the Orlando terror attack to promote their agenda, I replied, "Yes, guns are PARTLY to blame. More important, the shooter is from Port St. Lucie, Florida, so he's another angry, armed Southerner. We have to get rid of the 2nd amendment and Southern monuments." I thought I was joking. But this bizarre piece from the Sacramento Bee's James Rosen (email him) slices and dices the facts to do just that. Whenever a
stenographer reporter wants to slam the South, he has to start with a copy-and-paste quote from Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which Rosen does:
“The remarkable thing is that LBGT individuals are hated separately both by white supremacists and by radical Islamists,” said Mark Potok, an expert on domestic and international terrorism at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama. “These are people who viscerally hate each other, but the one thing they can agree on is that gay people need to die.”Yes, Mark, that's what people you malign as "white supremacists" do with their spare time -- they plot jihad against LGBT clubs. Apparently the Orlando bloodbath was just so gory and so riveting that leftist ghouls couldn't resist smearing Southerners and conservatives with red graffiti. But wait, there's more! Though it doesn't seem possible that anyone could out-Potok Mark Potok in spewing delirious hatred toward all things Southern, here's a totally objective and impartial scholar who makes a pretty good stab at it:
Omid Safi, the director of the Islamic Studies Center at Duke University and a native of Jacksonville, Florida, was among those who believed hatred of gays was likely the dominant motivation for Mateen. “As somebody who has lived in the South, who is Muslim and who also is an ally of the gay and lesbian community, this attack reminds us that we live in a part of the country that has had an almost nonstop demonization of this community,” Safi said. Safi pointed to numerous official actions, from efforts to block gay marriage even after the Supreme Court declared in the law of the land to recent North Carolina legislation requiring transgender people to use the bathroom of their birth sex. “Whether it’s Florida or Georgia, Mississippi or North Carolina, we’ve been witnessing everything from the ridiculous bathroom bill to attempts at every step of the way to block same-sex unions,” he said.Yep, poor Omar Mateen was just a lovable Afghani anchor baby who was infected by Southern dirt and transformed into a homophobic Southern white supremacist hater. If we can't believe Mark Potok and the director of Islamic studies about why an ISIS supporter would go bad, whom can we believe?
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, June 13, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
It's Jihad in America. A devout Muslim angered at the sight of two men kissing in Miami prepared himself for a suicide mission. A man with no military training somehow managed to pull off the worst mass shooting in US history:
The suspected Islamic extremist who slaughtered at least 50 people after taking party-goers hostage inside a gay club in Orlando was was 'angry after seeing two men kissing'. Law enforcement sources have identified the shooter, who was wielding an AR-15 assault rifle and a handgun, as US citizen Omar Mateen, 29, from Port St. Lucie in Florida. The gunman, who was born to Afghan parents, was carrying a suspicious device, possibly a suicide vest, when he opened fire on the dance floor inside Pulse in the early hours of this morning. At least 50 people were killed and 53 others were injured in the shooting in the deadliest mass shooting in US history. An FBI spokesman said the mass shooting is being investigated as an act of terrorism, adding that they are looking into whether this was an act of domestic or international terror, and if the shooter was a lone wolf. The FBI believe the gunman, who was shot dead by officers, may have 'leanings to radical Islamic terrorism'.Three days ago, ISIS threatened an attack in Florida, and ISIS supporters have cheered the attack online. Meanwhile, DC is importing over 1,500 Syrians a month. So the one thing we can be SURE OF is that more such attacks will bloody our cities. Count on it. Clearly, there's only one course of action: We must step up the campaign to remove Confederate monuments.
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, June 12, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Big companies with no moral compass other than profit continue to chew up and spit out American workers, and to replace them with cheaper, more docile aliens. For years, most displaced workers kept their silence, but the anger is now bubbling over. The deceit of big business is so flagrant that even the New York Times can no longer ignore it:
American corporations are under new scrutiny from federal lawmakers after well-publicized episodes in which the companies laid off American workers and gave the jobs to foreigners on temporary visas. But while corporate executives have been outspoken in defending their labor practices before Congress and the public, the American workers who lost jobs to global outsourcing companies have been largely silent. Until recently. Now some of the workers who were displaced are starting to speak out, despite severance agreements prohibiting them from criticizing their former employers.This is the employment front of the war against traditional America. While the government ramps up its efforts to elect a new people through mass immigration primed by DC's obscene wars, politically connected corporations abuse the H-1B program to import aliens. All part of the plan. When you pledge allegiance to the ruling regime, this is what you're supporting. No wonder so many Americans support Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
Goodbye to the Union -- the European Union, that is:
The campaign to take Britain out of the EU has opened up a remarkable 10-point lead over the Remain camp, according to an exclusive poll for The Independent. The survey of 2,000 people by ORB found that 55 per cent believe the UK should leave the EU (up four points since our last poll in April), while 45 per cent want it to remain (down four points). These figures are weighted to take account of people’s likelihood to vote. It is by far the biggest lead the Leave camp has enjoyed since ORB began polling the EU issue for The Independent a year ago, when it was Remain who enjoyed a 10-point lead. Now the tables have turned.This is the reason big-government proponents dislike REAL elections and referenda -- the people usually get it wrong in the eyes of our intellectual and moral superiors. And it's the same here. Both Democrats and Republicans opposed popular votes on the Georgia State Flag and HB-2, just to name a couple of examples. Funny how those who preach "democracy" don't want REAL people deciding actual issues, isn't it?
Friday, June 10, 2016
This is why illegal immigration is a problem -- not only do these invaders take American jobs, they often resort to identity theft to establish themselves. So when someone tries to assure you illegal immigration is a victimless crime, tell them to try and convince victims of identity theft. This is also a good example of how one illegal act leads to another. And we're supposed to grant amnesty to this invading army?
"America is no longer a country, but a riot of hostile races, sexes, and political extremes, of self-serving politicians and extractive corporations of the extremely rich who have no attachment to the US. The mild competition between Republicans and Democrats of the Fifties has given way to hard Right and weird Left who bitterly hate each other. They are irreconcilable." - Fred Reed
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
It had to happen. A boy who calls himself a girl actually runs and shoots baskets like a boy. Whoda thunk it? From The Blaze:
Nattaphon “Ice” Wangyot, who was born male but identifies as female, recently became the first transgender athlete to compete individually for a high school state championship, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. Wangyot, an 18-year-old senior at Haines High School, qualified and competed in the Class 3A girls’ sprints at the Alaska state meet, taking home third place in the 200-meter dash (27.3 seconds) and fifth in the 100 (13.36 seconds). Wangyot also played for the girls volleyball and basketball teams this past year, USA Today High School Sports said.Of course, the whole thing is a charade. As the article continues:
Wangyot uses a single-occupancy bathroom and showers alone while a coach stands guard, the Valley News added. Wangyot also takes female hormones and other drugs to suppress testosterone levels, the paper added.Careful there, Hoss - just take enough of those female hormones to keep your Adam's apple from sticking out too far, but not so much that you weaken your muscle protein synthesis, something males, no matter how long their hair, what they rename themselves, or what spineless school officials pretend he is, do better than females. Take too many girly pills and your athletic career is over. Sheesh. The shape of things to come?
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The forces of lunacy are on the march in Gotham City. From Fox News:
New York City has spent $265,000 in taxpayer funds to make sure everyone knows they can use the bathroom of their choice, with a massive ad campaign urging residents, commuters and tourists to “Look past pink and blue.” The ads, which urge readers to “Use the restroom consistent with who you are,” feature transgender models and are set to be featured in subway cars, bus shelters, phone booths, local newspapers, digital ads and social media promotions. Most will be printed in either English or Spanish, though some community newspaper ads will be written in Korean, Chinese, Russian and Bengali.Don't forget to print some signs in Arabic, the fastest-growing language in the DC empire. I'm sure Muslims will want to read about this wonderful news.
"Our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging. ... I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life." - Justice Sonia Sotomayor, agreeing with Donald Trump
Monday, June 6, 2016
The great neocon insurgency of 2016 sputters to its inevitable end as Bill Kristol's pick to stop Trump drops out before he even gets started:
National Review columnist David French announced Sunday evening that he would not make an independent bid for president. Speculation about the possibility of French running began when the editor of the Weekly Standard magazine, Bill Kristol, tapped the conservative writer as someone who could take on Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic standard-bearer. French was seen as a surprising pick due to his lack of public recognition.My only question is: Has Bill Kristol ever been right about ANYTHING?
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Rep. Byron Rushing of Massachusetts, after the passage of a bill which will allow residents to use the facilities that matches their "gender identity." Yes, I'm sure the patriots who fought and died at Bunker Hill did so to win the right to choose their "gender identity."
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Christopher Monckton, a advisor to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher cannot be ignored:
Lord Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount of Brenchley, thinks Texas should secede from the United States. Monckton is a prominent conservative voice on issues such as climate change and the possible collapse of the U.S. dollar. Why does a British political figure advocate Texas secession? In short, Monckton views Texas as a lifeboat. He believes that America is on the verge of being overrun with Islamic invaders which will be accompanied by “imminent” financial destruction. He advocates Texas secession, or what he calls “Texit,” as a way to preserve the best of America.In 1776, British colonists in America seceded to preserve their traditional rights. In 1861, Southerners seceded to preserve the Constitution. Today, the people of the States must secede from the DC Empire to preserve Western civilization. The urgency of this is so evident, folks from across the pond can see it. Tick-tock ...
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, June 04, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
It had to happen -- but who would've guessed it would happen to a liberal Democrat? What poetic justice! When Martha Dalton sought to discuss her organization's inflexible position on "transgender rights," the ACLU apparently refused. So Dalton did the ethical thing:
In a statement she accused the ACLU of being “a special interest organization that promotes not all, but certain progressive rights. In that way, it is a special interest organization not unlike the conservative right, which creates a hierarchy of rights based on who is funding the organization’s lobbying activities.” ... “I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults over six feet with deep voices entered,” she writes. “My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer.”Dalton set up a web site to address the left's militancy on the issue. Check out this quote: "Boys in the girl's bathroom? I don't know about that. There's some boys who feel like a girl on the inside -- and there are some boys who are just perverts." This is Cultural Marxism versus Western civilization -- against ALL social standards. Never forget that.
John Sims, alleged artist and proven publicity hound, is in the news for burning the Confederate flag and selling little "Burn and Bury" kits so others can join him in gratuitously inflaming racial tensions. Sims has been hatching schemes designed to publicize himself, stir up racial turmoil, and make money for some time. In 2004, he unveiled an artistic installation -- that's what they call these things -- that he titled "The Proper Way to Hang a Confederate Flag," in Gettysburg. This "installation" revealed just how much artistic talent Sims has: It was a Confederate battle flag tied in a noose. Really. And last year, he announced a "13-state Confederate Flag funeral across the south." [sic] Are you seeing a pattern here? Here's his video promoting his "Burn and Bury" project, if you can stomach it. Sims's juvenile stunt reveals just how limited his artistic talent really is and how warped his grasp of history is. Sims claims his goal is "reparations for slavery." But if he's sooooo distressed about slavery, why not do something about present-day slavery? In several African nations, right now, this minute, over two million people are enslaved, and most of them are black. Why not burn the flags of Sudan? Or Uganda? Or Tanzania? No, Sims only cares about slavery that was ended over 150 years ago. Imagine modern-day feminists launching a crusade against "rape," and when asked what set them off, they responded, "Why, the rape of the Sabine women, of course!" Of course. And if Sims insists on obsessing over African slavery in America, why isn't he angry at the Africans who sold their own people? In the video, Sims raps that the Confederate flag somehow represents all sorts of bad, bad things, including a "compromised civil rights movement." Say what? The Civil Rights Revolution achieved its every goal, from affirmative action for blacks to unquestioned political power. The NAACP is one of the most powerful organizations in the country. Many a white politician must seek their blessing if they want a chance of winning an election. At the very least, the NAACP must not be offended in any way. And it seems the battle flag also represents "uncounted lynchings." Wait a minute... "Uncounted lynchings?" In fact, the NAACP has indeed counted them -- and no one's going to accuse the NAACP of undercounting. From the NAACP web site: "From 1882-1968, 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States. Of these people that were lynched 3,446 were black." Okay -- but again, all the outrage is aimed at actions that took place in the past. Who's killing blacks today? According to FBI data, 4,906 black people murdered other blacks in 2010 and 2011. That is 1,460 more black Americans killed by other blacks in two years than were lynched from 1882 to 1968. Sims makes one statement in the video that's absolutely true: "As in any war, flags are very important signifiers that mark the social, cultural, and historical space." Uh-huh. And here's a screen capture of the video where he makes that interesting observation: fawning media attention Sims has received, his motives are clearly not to unite, but to belittle and ultimately extort another people.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Who would've ever guessed the Dalai Lama would be a stronger defender of Western civilization than Pope Francis? But it's true:
The Dalai Lama says Europe risks losing its identity by taking in too many migrants and warned: 'Germany cannot become an Arab country.' Tibet's spiritual leader says refugees should only stay temporarily and return home to rebuild their countries when the conflicts have ended. The Dalai Lama, who has himself lived in exile for over half a century, said: 'When we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering. 'A human being who is a bit more fortunate has the duty to help them. On the other hand, there are too many now.'Makes me proud to have always supported Tibetan independence.
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, June 01, 2016