Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, putting her on par with Donald Trump among registered voters. The latest findings solidify their positions as the two most unpopular presidential candidates in polling dating back more than 30 years. Among all adults, 56 percent now view Clinton unfavorably, up 6 percentage points in three weeks, compared with 63 percent who say the same about Trump. Among registered voters, the two candidates have nearly identical unfavorable ratings: 59 percent for Clinton versus 60 percent for Trump.One percentage point is statistically insignificant, meaning we can say both candidates are equally despised. So now the only question is: Who will be the last president of the United States?
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Folks, we're living in interesting times. No other presidential election has elicited this much revulsion from voters. From ABC News:
Now a school in Oklahoma is barring the American flag:
Owasso High School students contend officials turned them away from a school football game on Friday because they wanted to bring American flags into the event. The incident occurred on the same night that a South Carolina high school banned students from displaying American flags at a football game. In northeast Oklahoma, Owasso senior Brandon Conrad said several students brought American flags and other patriotic gear to the USA-themed opening football game Friday, but they were turned away and forced to stash the stuff in their cars, KFAQ reports.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
CNN article on Kaepernick's jihad against the Star-Spangled Banner does mention an important point:
"The Star-Spangled Banner" was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 about the American victory at the Battle of Fort McHenry. We only sing the first verse, but Key penned three more. This is the third verse: And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,The British tactic of masking their war effort as a noble crusade for liberation was EXACTLY what Lincoln did in 1863. Both Lincoln and the British were also monumental hypocrites: The British made vast fortunes importing slaves, and Lincoln engineered the admission of West Virginia as a new State despite its slave-holding status. ( And then there's the issue of the unconstitutionality of carving out a State from an existing one -- but that's another question.) Maybe Mr. Kaepernick's antics on the gridiron will help educate folks on true Southern history.
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
The mere mention of "slave" is not entirely remarkable; slavery was alive and well in the United States in 1814. Key himself owned slaves, was an anti-abolitionist and once called his African brethren "a distinct and inferior race of people." Some interpretations of these lyrics contend Key was in fact taking pleasure in the deaths of freed black slaves who had decided to fight with the British against the United States. In order to bolster their numbers, British forces offered slaves their freedom in British territories if they would join their cause during the war. These black recruits formed the Colonial Marines, and were looked down upon by people like Key who saw their actions as treasonous.
"Today, local economies are being destroyed by the "pluralistic," displaced, global economy, which has no respect for what works in a locality. The global economy is built on the principle that one place can be exploited, even destroyed, for the sake of another place." - Wendell Berry
Monday, August 29, 2016
So, if Trump wins, we deport over 10 million illegal alien invaders, avoid importing another 10,000 Muslims from Syria -- AND we get rid of one of the pushiest, most arrogant liberals in the country? I don't like Trump, but I find myself -- weakening ... Thanks to Dutchy for the link!
What's the big deal that San Francisco 49er’s Quarterback refuses to stand during the national anthem? Here's the deal:
During the off-season Colin Kaepernick converted to Islam. Colin Kaepernick is also engaged to Black Lives Matter activist and hip-hop radio personality DJ Nessa Diab. Black Lives Matter as an activist group is synonymous with promotion of authentic Islam.Remember that the next time a liberal assures you Muslims are as patriotic as anyone.
This was inevitable:
School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district. On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports.So to avoid hurting the delicate sensibilities of minorities, we're obligated to surrender every symbol of our culture. Got it.
You remember Mike Nifong, the prosecutor who fabricated and concealed evidence in the infamous Duke non-rape case. Well, he's in the news again. Seems Mr. Nifong is an equal opportunity liar who'll screw innocent men of all races just to advance his career. A man who spent 21 years in prison will present evidence this week that he was framed by you-know-who:
A judge two years ago threw out Darryl Howard's 1995 conviction but the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled a new hearing was needed. He remains imprisoned. The hearing starting Monday could highlight whether evidence that could have proved Howard's innocence was withheld by prosecutors and police. Expected to testify at the hearing is former Durham County district attorney Mike Nifong, whom Hudson said in his 2014 ruling failed to share with defense attorneys a police memo and other evidence that pointed to suspects other than Howard. The Howard prosecution isn't the first to tarnish Nifong. He was disbarred in June 2007 for his handling of the tumultuous Duke University lacrosse case, in which three Duke athletes were accused of raping a stripper hired to entertain a team party. State investigators later determined Nifong lied and buried evidence proving the lacrosse players were innocent. North Carolina Cooper declared the players victims of a "tragic rush to accuse."In the Duke non-rape case, Nifong was eager to falsely condemn three young men so he could play to a Cultural Marxist lynch mob and boost his career. Instead he ended up disgraced and disbarred. Now it looks like he'll also have to answer for his malicious prosecution of Darryl Howard. Once in a while, we see true justice in this world.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
The US mint has issued a quarter honoring a man who was hanged for treason against the US. Ed Sebesta! As frequent commenter Hugh K. Arnold observes, "Maybe we will also see a Jane Fonda nickel, a Julius Rosenberg dime, or a Jonathan Pollard half-dollar."
Al Benson Jr. explains the "how" and "why" of government regulation. Hint: It's NOT about protecting us.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Whoa! This general knew a thing or two about night maneuvers:
Army Maj. Gen. David Haight, Army Ranger, decorated combat veteran and family man, held a key post in Europe this spring and a future with three, maybe four stars. He also led a double life: an 11-year affair and a “swinger lifestyle” of swapping sexual partners that put him at risk of blackmail and espionage, according to interviews and documents. Jennifer Armstrong, 49, a government employee, said she and Haight had been involved in the torrid love affair that began more than 10 years ago in Baghdad and ended this spring. Badly.Did you see what the problem is with an officer who behaves this way? It puts the individual at risk of being blackmailed. Thing is, that's exactly the reason the military once barred open homosexuals from its ranks. So if homosexuals are now a protected class (actually, a favored class) within the military, why not swingers? And while we're at it, why not allow zoophiliacs and necrophiliacs as well? Can there be a limit to our tolerance?
If you still suffer from the illusion government exists for the well-being of the people, and not for its own sake, you really need to read this article.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Dr. Beresin is talking about depression, drug abuse, learning disabilities, and such. But the REAL psychiatric disorder affecting today's college students is political correctness.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Say hello to the Gender Unicorn:
indoctrination centers public schools. Sadly, some parents object to this lovable lavender advocate and what he stands for. From WCNC:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' use of a "Gender Unicorn" is concerning for some parents. The image of a purple unicorn with two hearts on its chest is featured prominently in training materials the district used in June to show faculty and staff how to support transgender students. Keep NC Safe, proponents of HB2, posted the training materials to their website. "It was really slick marketing," said Donica Hudson, a mom of two CMS students. "It is friendly looking and deceitful because that unicorn, to me, represents the religion of sex. It is silencing and penalizing those of us who believe we were created male and female and should be able to use those terms."This isn't just an effort by a few starry-eyed do-gooders. The crusade to force the public acceptance of the entire LGBT agenda has the power of the Obama administration behind it. A joint diktat by the Justice and Education departments issued in May instructed school districts to allow "transgender" students to use the bathrooms of their choice. The goal, according to these instructions, was to create a "nondiscriminatory school environment," which means the real goal is the destruction of traditional social norms. It's telling that the source of the Gender Unicorn is an openly LGBT propaganda organization called Trans Student Educational Resources, which advertises itself as "the only national organization entirely led by trans youth." Sounds objective to me. And while the Gender Unicorn is presently being distributed only to Charlotte-Mecklenburg teachers and staff, the eager proselytizers at TSER aim to put their propaganda into the hands of children of all ages:
In support of the school district, TSER will be sending 200 stickers and 50 buttons along with 100 printouts of the Gender Unicorn to Charlotte Mecklenburg School in order to help them continue their efforts of educating their faculty and staff. While CMS has stated they’re only using these materials for adults, we encourage our resources to be used at any age level.It's easy to see how insidious this crusade really is. Despite all the romantic nonsense about the innocence of childhood, the truth is that kids find the idea of making the rest of the world submit to their whims devilishly compelling. Will some kids pretend to be something they really aren't for attention and power? Oh, yes. I can't help but be reminded of a classic Twilight Zone episode that explored what would happen if a budding Attila had such power over adults. It would be a good idea for every parent and teacher to watch this before conferring the power to negate social standards to children. Soon we'll all be saying, "It's good that you want to use the girls' locker room, Anthony. Real good."
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, August 25, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
... because it's really just the past all over again. What else can we conclude from these headlines about the current state of race relations? Public university hosts blacks-only student retreat We Don’t Want White Roommates Black Kids Need Black Teachers Funny, isn't it, how the cutting edge of Civil Rights is a paraphrase of George Wallace's 1963 inaugural address? To quote George, "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose."
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
The symbolism of a mysterious black coating on monuments in Mordor on the Potomac is just perfect, isn't it?
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, August 22, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016
"Fifty years—two entire human generations—and still they riot. Fifty years of fretting and fussing, of nagging and shaming, of affirmative action and contracting set-asides; fifty years of jobs programs, food programs, billion-dollar overhauls of school systems. Fifty years of pushing role models, black doctors and detectives in movies and TV, black athletes as culture heroes, black actors playing God. Fifty years of Martin Luther King Days, Black History Months, and Kwanzaas. Fifty years of black mayors, black police chiefs, black Attorneys General, a black President…And still they riot." - John Derbyshire
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, August 20, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
FBI report on gang activity reveals:
The FBI believes that gang members may enlist in the military to escape their current environment or gang lifestyle. Some gang members may also enlist to receive weapons, combat, and convoy support training; to obtain access to weapons and explosives; or as an alternative to incarceration. Upon discharge, they may employ their military training against law enforcement officials and rival gang members. Such military training could ultimately result in more organized, sophisticated, and deadly gangs, as well as an increase in deadly assaults on law enforcement officers.Brace yourselves. Our multi-cultural future is going to be a little bumpy.
Public Policy Polling reveals:
A North Carolina-based polling company said Tuesday that New York Republican Donald J. Trump has a 6-point lead in the Lone Star State, with a 3-point margin of error. That’s not the surprise. The surprise is buried deeper in the Public Policy Polling poll of 944 likely voters, where Trump’s Texas voters say: ▪ If New York Democrat Hillary Clinton wins nationally, it will be because the election was rigged (71 percent). ▪ If it’s rigged, the blame might go to the progressive group ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), even though that group went out of business in 2010 (60 percent). ▪ And if Clinton wins, Trump voters and Texas Republicans as a whole say Texas should secede from the U.S. (57 percent).No doubt the DC Empire is tottering. And Donald Trump's loss could very well drive some states to secede. And with national identity and cohesion all but vanished already due to floodtide immigration, it's unlikely other states will invade to force seceding states back in. But a more interesting scenario could arise should Trump win. Would California, New Mexico, and Massachusetts want to remain with The Donald in charge? That's a possibility more likely to hasten the peaceable dismantling of this overgrown and outdated empire.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Things are tough in Bizarro World, where the noble effort to prove the equality of
men and women all genders just took a direct punch to the gut:
The only female officer enrolled in the Marine Corps' Infantry Officer's Course has dropped out after failing to complete two conditioning hikes last month, according to the Marine Corps' Training and Education Command. "At this time, there are no female officers enrolled or slated to attend (the Infantry Officer's Course)," Marine spokesman Capt. Joshua Pena told CNN.I suppose the Marines will have to rev up their efforts to find a few good girls. Or is that grrls?
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
This is SOOO typical of how the Constitution is understood these days. We're supposed to appeal to the robed deities for permission to do ANYTHING:
Gov. Pat McCrory wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate North Carolina’s voter ID law for the November election. The law, which requires voters to bring a photo ID to the polls, was thrown out by a federal appeals court ruling. Late Monday, McCrory announced that he has sent a formal request to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to stay the ruling while state leaders appeal the decision. “Allowing the 4th Circuit’s ruling to stand creates confusion among voters and poll workers and it disregards our successful rollout of Voter ID in the 2016 primary elections,” the Republican governor said in a news release. “The 4th Circuit’s ruling is just plain wrong and we cannot allow it to stand. We are confident that the Supreme Court will uphold our state’s law and reverse the 4th Circuit.”Just curious -- where is it in the Constitution that says the Supreme Court holds the ultimate authority in this country? We can keep telling ourselves this mythical thing called "the people" is sovereign, but no one really believes it.
And Trump's plan will stop would-be terrorists from entering? Riiiiight. As frequent commenter MAP said the other day, "People that behead and blow others up, and rape women and children are also liars? Hard to believe."
Saturday, August 13, 2016
As the DC regime sinks in corruption and growing public distrust, secession is gaining popularity. It's even acquiring something of a mystique about it; so much so that novelists are exploring its possibilities, as Nancy Stancill explains in this interesting op-ed:
My obsession with secession began in 2009, when then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry suggested that if the federal government messed with his state, Texas could go its own way. Typical Texas talk, I thought. Then the light bulb flashed on. I wanted to write a Texas novel about a reporter’s adventures in Houston, a bigger-than-life city where I’d worked for 15 years. But I needed a hook, something to knit it all together. Secession was the perfect theme. Seven years and two Texas suspense novels later, I’m amazed at the amount of secessionist activity threading itself across our country. Pro-secession groups are popping up and flourishing far beyond Texas, in states including California, Vermont, Colorado and Alaska.The central government is the world's greatest purveyor of death and misery with its endless wars. Here at home, it's running up ruinous debt while importing wholesale alien populations that will continue to wage low-intensity war (yes, it's already started). Secession, which is nothing more than the assertion of self-determination, is now the only means of survival for America's traditional population.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Where else but in California:
The California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will join Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) in the presentation of House Resolution 59, which recognizes the month of August 2016 as "Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month."That really wasn't necessary. We're VERY much aware of Islamic activity here.
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, August 12, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
But as the USA is transformed into a third-world country, sex slavery -- along with a host of other depravities -- is becoming well-established here. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center has documented over 19,000 cases since 2007. From CNN:
For the uninitiated, it's hard to imagine that thousands of young people — overwhelmingly women — have been kidnapped in Mexico or elsewhere and taken against their will to the United States, where they serve as sex slaves. "I thought human trafficking was just this crime that happens in third world countries. Until I started to look into my city," said Rachel Alvarez, a human trafficking case worker for the Houston YMCA.Our leaders told us open borders would be good for commerce. They were right.
Do you know what you risk when you decide to try to block a highway -- at night? Here's what happened in Ferguson on Tuesday: This being a Black Lives Matter protest, some genius decided to start firing shots at the car. Fortunately, he missed. Turns out the driver didn't intend to hit the man trying to block the road:
Ferguson spokesman Jeff Small made it clear the driver did not intentionally hit the Black Lives Matter activist saying: "By all accounts, her version of what happened seems to fit the version of what happened to a person driving down a busy West Florissant Avenue and not seeing a person standing there."If I were driving alone through the iffy section of town and someone tried to block my car, I'd assume it was a carjacking. But the BLM gunman rashly decided the driver deserved lynch mob justice. One wag suggests we refer to the "Black Lives Matter" movement as "Facts Don't Matter." Looks like common sense doesn't matter either.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
How about that? Charges were dropped against all the police involved in the death of Freddie Gray, so Obama's Justice Department swoops in to uncover the "racism" nobody else can spot. Lo and behold, these intrepid seekers of The Truth found what they knew was there. In a town with a black mayor, a black police chief, a black city council president, and where half the police officers are black, the black crime rate is the fault of "racism." Got it.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
This story is raising eyebrows all over the Internet: "The Washington Post will use robots to write stories about the Rio Olympics." So what's new? Robots have been writing the news for decades. The programming in all reporters works the same. The algorithm is very simple: 1 - Promote bigger government 2 - Make the South appear eeeeeevil 3 - When in doubt, consult the Southern Poverty Law Center to see what you should say Repeat until promoted.
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Suffering and bloodshed are the DC Empire's bread and butter. So it's no surprise civilian casualties in war-torn Syria keep mounting. By stirring up more turmoil in the Middle East, DC creates more refugees that can be imported to replace America's traditional demographics. And of course, the military-industrial complex racks up another fortune in the meantime. Win/win!
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, August 06, 2016
Friday, August 5, 2016
The Germans have learned a hard lesson about opening the gates to Middle Eastern immigrants:
To the German authorities, he was Mohammad Daleel, a 27-year-old Syrian traumatized by war who arrived in Europe seeking refuge. To the Islamic State, he was Abu Yousef, a jihadist who went to Europe for medical treatment after being wounded, intending to return to battle. Nearly two weeks after he became Germany’s first suicide bomber, detonating a backpack filled with chemicals and sharp metal bits outside a music festival in the southern town of Ansbach, his actual identity and motives remain unclear. [??!!] That fact has raised troubling questions about the refugee policies of Chancellor Angela Merkel as Germany works to integrate nearly a million migrants and she faces calls for a firmer approach, led by a surging far right. Even before the recent spate of attacks by refugees, the German authorities and others in Europe were concerned about infiltration by terrorists. But Mr. Daleel’s case has brought home to Germans the danger of former fighters, from any of the numerous sides in Syria’s multicornered conflict, who have arrived along with civilians.Yes, the danger is real. ISIS has amply demonstrated just how fanatically bloodthirsty it really is. So is it a good idea to import thousands more Syrians? By the way, Obama has successfully cleared the way for another 10,000 Syrians to enter this country. But there's also good news! The cost of resettling refugees to US taxpayers is only $582 million a year. And the best part is: Each one promises not to commit jihad. What more could we ask for?
"Voting for an out of control egomaniac like Donald Trump would be like playing Russian roulette with the future of this country. Voting for someone with a track record like Hillary Clinton’s is like putting a shotgun to your head and pulling the trigger." - Thomas Sowell
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Here's the latest insanity from the never-ending campaign by minorities to be permanently offended, courtesy of The Volokh Conspiracy:
Here’s an excerpt from Shelton D. [pseudonym] v. Brennan, 2016 WL 3361228, decided by the EEOC two months ago: On January 8, 2014, Complainant filed a formal complaint in which he alleged that the Agency subjected him to discrimination on the basis of race (African American) and in reprisal for prior EEO activity when, starting in the fall of 2013, a coworker (C1) repeatedly wore a cap to work with an insignia of the Gadsden Flag, which depicts a coiled rattlesnake and the phrase “Don’t Tread on Me.” Complainant stated that he found the cap to be racially offensive to African Americans because the flag was designed by Christopher Gadsden, a “slave trader & owner of slaves.”
"Whatever the historic origins and meaning of the symbol, it also has since been sometimes interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts. For example, in June 2014, assailants with connections to white supremacist groups draped the bodies of two murdered police officers with the Gadsden flag during their Las Vegas, Nevada shooting spree."Get that? It's all subjective. If the self-designated "victim" sees or hears anything he deems offensive, it's automatically racist. If the symbol can be linked in any way to bad, bad people, then it's case closed. The intent of the person displaying a particular symbol doesn't matter. Great. So what do we do about THIS flag?
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
I knew this campaign would be bizarre -- but now things are getting downright scary. Consider Obama's remarks about Donald Trump today while in Singapore:
I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. I said so last week. He keeps on proving it. ... But there has to come a point at which you say somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn't have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world. Because a lot of people depend on the White House getting stuff right. And this is different than just having policy disagreements.Hmm. Makes you wonder what Obama might do if Trump wins in November.
Not that long ago, such a thing would've been unimaginable. But in the Fabulous States of America, honoring homosexuals is the new normal. Not only will San Francisco change the name of its airport to commemorate Harvey Milk (hey, it's San Francisco), but now the US Navy plans to name a ship after him:
The Navy has sent congressional notification that it intends to name a new oiler ship after slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk, a U.S. Navy official confirmed Friday to CNN. The Navy is declining to comment further until the official naming announcement. Harvey Milk was a San Francisco politician and gay rights activist. He was murdered in 1978. The notification sent July 14 was signed by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.In the America of not-that-long-ago, the US Navy named its ships after Christian Southerners, including Robert E. Lee.
Monday, August 1, 2016
FBI was hoodwinked:
A veteran FBI electronics technician – who had top secret clearance – pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of acting as an agent of China, and faces up to 10 years in prison. Kun Shan Chun, who also went by the name “Joey Chun,” was born in China and began working for the FBI in 1997. Chun's duties with the FBI included "accessing sensitive and, in some instance, classified information." He's set to be sentenced in December.Once again, the DC Empire's "magic dirt" has failed to transform US citizens -- yes, they have all the proper paperwork -- into Americans. Our moral and intellectual superiors insist there's no difference between the two, but there is. Oh, yes.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, August 01, 2016