The noon press conference was called by a group of activists led by Salaam Ismial, co-chair of the New Jersey Study Commission on Violence, and Abdul Muhammad, a longtime Newark anti-violence activist. In a release announcing the event, the two said they planned to ask Mayor Ras Baraka to "unleash his quality of life plan in addressing ongoing violence facing Newark residents." As the group spoke to reporters, however, a group of Baraka supporters including activist Donna Jackson and Tyrone "Street Counselor" Barnes began heckling and shouting from the base of the steps. It soon evolved into an intense face-off between Jackson and Muhammad, which then erupted into a skirmish between members of the two camps. At one point, Barnes put his hands around Muhammad's neck and pushed him to the ground.The folks of inner-city Newark sure know how to throw a good rally.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Yep, that's the actual headline for a story that would be funny if the implications weren't so chilling. From NJ.com:
"We are the future business owners, the future presidents, the future legislative folks, the future of this country. Like it or not, that’s who we are." - José Hernández-París, the new executive director of La Coalición, the Latin American Coalition of Charlotte, NC.
So much for the Republican Obama.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Uh-oh. Looks like Congress isn't too happy with the NSA spying on its members. Barack
Milhous Hussein Obama might be in hot water. From Politico:
A House panel on Wednesday announced it is seeking information from the Obama administration on U.S. intelligence collection that may have swept up members of Congress. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s announcement comes after a Wall Street Journal report that the U.S. collected information on private exchanges between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of Congress during ongoing negotiations for a nuclear deal with Iran.Few things are more fascinating than watching a corrupt regime self-destruct. Where's the Jiffy Pop?
Here are a couple of news stories that should keep a lot of people awake at night. The first one hints at what we can expect as government surveillance is increasingly used to keep dissidents in line. Seems Obama's NSA, while keeping tabs on Netanyahu's shady dealings in this country, also picked up shenanigans by US politicians:
The National Security Agency's effort to eavesdrop on communications between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his aides reportedly also captured private conversations involving U.S. lawmakers and members of American Jewish groups. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the NSA's monitoring of such exchanges raised fears that the Obama administration would be accused of spying on Congress, with one official calling it an "oh, s--- moment".And as if that wasn't ominous enough for you, consider this story about how certain members of the US military have actively opposed Obama's Middle East policies:
Barack Obama’s repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office – and that there are ‘moderate’ rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him – has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagon’s Joint Staff.As DC's endless wars and demographic reconstruction efforts erode traditional sources of order, we will find ourselves in more and more "oh, s--- moments." Count on it.
I swear, the news is just getting too weird. Check out the latest from Belgium, which seems to have been a staging point for Islamic terror attacks:
Belgian authorities have arrested two people on suspicion of being involved in a plot to attack "emblematic sites" in Belgium's capital during New Year's celebrations, the country's federal prosecutor's office said Tuesday. The men are members of a Muslim biker gang called the Kamikaze Riders and are suspected to have discussed attacking Brussels' Grand Place square and other places where crowds gather as well as police and military facilities, a senior Belgian counterterrorism official told CNN on condition of anonymity.What's next, a Sikh line-dancing club fronting for the CIA? Who knows these days?
Monday, December 28, 2015
No, says Scott Johnson of the Minnesota Star-Tribune. The controversy in Minnesota started when the state's governor, Mark Dayton, challenged "whites, B-plus, Minnesota-born citizens” to either accept another Muslim influx or move to another state. Minnesota's attorney general issued a snarky little warning to the effect that anyone who worried about Muslim immigration was indeed guilty of "Islamophobia." But as Johnson points out, "The terror threat isn't exactly theoretical, so why are state leaders mollycoddling the community where it's most likely to brew?" Good question. Because it's not irrational to call for greater scrutiny of Muslim immigrants when the track record is so stark. As Johnson reminds us:
Ten Minnesota Somalis have now been charged by Luger’s office with seeking to join or support ISIL. Three have pleaded guilty. The charges represent the culmination of a 10-month FBI investigation. Unnamed local mosques figure prominently in the cases. Islam is, of course, a common denominator. The 10 men are all Muslims seeking to join the jihad waged by ISIL. ... Reading the criminal complaints and underlying FBI affidavits supporting the charges in these cases is an alarming experience. The young men who have responded to the call of ISIL are full of hate for Americans and for the U.S. If they choose to act it out somewhere closer to home than Syria, we will have a major problem on our hands. After the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., you’d think it might be time to talk about it.Yeah, you'd think so. Just this weekend, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State, issued a message that not only called for jihad against the West, but added "waging this battle is a duty upon every Muslim and no one is excused." Notice the caliph didn't aim his message just at subjects of his deranged caliphate, but at "every Muslim." Ignoring a message like that WOULD be irrational.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, December 28, 2015
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Are we supposed to react to the accusations from Black Lives Matter with instant guilt, or with objectivity? Al Benson Jr. has a pretty good idea of what the activists think.
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, December 27, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Leftist ideology is ideal for those who want to expand Big Government. What better way to justify government's ever-growing appetite than the noble goal of equality? Sure, equality is impossible, but that's a feature of the program, not a bug -- the more unrealistic the goal, the more revenue and authority will be required to implement it. In response to Obama's oh-so-noble diktat to make the empire's armed forces showcases of sexual equality, the Marine Corps checked how other countries are doing. From The Washington Times:
As the Obama administration pressed the military to end all sex segregation, the Marine Corps decided to see for itself how other countries employ women in direct combat — and it has amassed some surprising results over the past two years. In Canada, where a ban was lifted in 1989, the number of women in combat arms remains low and there are no specific physical requirements for any jobs in the Canadian land forces. In Israel, which requires military service of its citizens, women in the vaunted Israel Defense Forces are restricted to serving in two light infantry border units when it comes to direct land combat. These findings, among many others, are part of the Corps' after-action report, one of 21 Marine studies and reviews released by the Pentagon after Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Dec. 3 that all combat jobs would be opened to women. He overruled the Marine Corps, which sought an exemption for infantry and commando units.So despite the happy talk, reality remains real. I just wonder how many preventable catastrophes it'll take to force us to realize what a blunder we're stumbling into. I am not as optimistic as I once was about the rationality of the American public. Unable to learn from either history or the experiences of others, we'll probably have to squander a lot of lives before we reverse course on this and several other lunatic experiments DC is forcing on us.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, December 26, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
4th Generation Warfare is how conflicts work themselves out these days. As the megastates of the 19th and 20th centuries lose legitimacy and loyalty, people drift toward an ethnic group or religion both for protection and as an expression of identity. When these groups clash, they don't dress up in uniforms or make formal declarations of war; they instead form spontaneous swarms that move in to take what they are after. The video below shows Europe being invaded by an informal but powerful army of Third-World colonizers. Welcome to 4GW:
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
We should all be ashamed at this harsh imposition of Western standards on an immigrant who came to this country seeking -- well, lots of things, some of which he found:
The Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office has charged 40-year-old Michael Rodriguez Garcia with rape and sodomy of two minor victims. Garcia, who came to America illegally, was convicted by a jury and sentenced to four life sentences to run concurrently for the rape and sodomy charges. He also received an additional 10 years on the charge of enticing a child for purposes of performing sexual acts.New York -- naturally, New York -- has already bent its archaic, Western values to accommodate immigrants whose culture allowed an uncle and his niece to wed, so it's just a matter of time before Mexican standards for the sexual age of consent, which are as low as 12 in some states, to supplant ours. I mean, who are WE to say how people should behave in this country?
You don't want to miss this fact-based putdown of Brian Levin's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.
This amazing piece from Politico argues that Obama, rather than Donald Trump, should be the one addressing whites about immigration. Since whites are fast becoming a minority in their own country, they need someone to calm them down and make them accept their coming minority status. Obama, says the author, can assure whites that this swelling tidal wave of Third-World immigrants is an inevitable phenomenon, you know, like plague, earthquakes, or any other natural disaster, so they might as well pretend to like it. We certainly don't want someone reminding whites they could successfully resist Soros, the Koch Brothers, and all the others slobbering over the prospect of an endless supply of cheap, exploitable labor. That's why Big Business has once again funded their flying monkeys on the left so they can demonize and debilitate those who so much as whimper about this DC-backed demographic revolution. The author even notes that whites are already reeling from their loss of economic security as well as the constant media assault on them and their culture:
According to a study recently released by Princeton University, in an era when mortality rates for nonwhites and young whites are decreasing, middle-aged whites are seeing their mortality rates rise. Much of that is due to suicide, drug addiction, the stress of financial uncertainty, and decreasing mental and physical health.Once a left-leaning, submissive population takes over, DC will be free to expand its self-serving rackets, from tighter control over its subjects, starting with gun confiscation, to launching more predatory wars that fatten the military-industrial complex.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
After some wrangling with the anti-austerity party Podemos, the coalition seeking self-government for Catalonia has achieved a major breakthough. From Reuters:
Pro-independence parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia struck a deal on Tuesday to form a government, reviving a separatist drive just as Spain faces weeks of uncertainty at a national level following an inconclusive general election. Parties favoring a split between Spain and Catalonia won a majority of seats in a September regional ballot, but divisions between the various movements had undermined their prospect of pushing forward with an independence drive. After initial opposition, Catalan anti-capitalist party CUP said it could now back the head of the regional government, Artur Mas, allowing him to stay on as leader.Don't forget that the Soros crowd bitterly opposes secession. Naturally, the bloated and corrupt establishment is pulling every dirty trick in the book to sideline or wreck the movement toward Catalonian independence. Let's not forget how brutally the dictator Franco suppressed self-determination parties throughout Spain, and that the sell-out, pro-DC Spanish government got Spain involved in the idiotic Iraq war despite 91% of Spaniards opposing it. Spanish collaboration in DC's invasion of Iraq directly led to the Madrid terror bombings, which killed 191 people and wounded 1,800. That's what the corrupt and overgrown megastates keep forcing on their subjects -- repression and endless war. Who can blame the Catalonians for seeking a better way?
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Received by email from Dan:
Dan Snyder, owner of the NFL Redskins, has announced that the team is dropping "Washington" from the team name, and it will henceforth be simply known as "The Redskins." It was reported that he finds the word 'Washington' imparts a negative image of poor leadership, mismanagement, corruption, cheating, lying, and graft, and is not a fitting role-model for the young fans of football.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, December 21, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
The Fabulous States of America creates more problems for its supposed beneficiaries in Africa:
Suspicious neighbors and landlords pry into their private lives. Blackmailers hunt for victims on the social media sites they use to meet other men. Police officers routinely stop them to search for incriminating images and chats on their cellphones. After an anti-gay law went into effect last year, many gay Nigerians say they have been subjected to new levels of harassment, even violence. They blame the law, the authorities and broad social intolerance for their troubles. But they also blame an unwavering supporter whose commitment to their cause has been unquestioned and overt across Africa: the United States government. “The U.S. support is making matters worse,” said Mike, 24, a university student studying biology in Minna, a town in central Nigeria who asked that his full name not be used for safety reasons. “There’s more resistance now. It’s triggered people’s defense mechanism.”How different is this from what the DC Empire has done for American blacks, who are only 13% of the population, but 60% of the DC Empire's prison population? Yeah, I know the answer: Only slogans matter; reality be damned.
"Antiracism is a perfect cause for those with free-floating outrage because it puts them automatically on the side of the angels without any need personally to sacrifice anything. You have only to accuse others of it to feel virtuous yourself. There is no defense against the accusation: The very attempt at a defense demonstrates the truth of it."- Theodore Dalrymple
Al Benson Jr. looks at the agenda behind the brouhaha in New Orleans.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Looks like the Republicrats and Demublicans are self-destructing right on schedule. But don't take my word for it. Check it out: Chaos in the Democratic presidential primary GOP Sells America Down the River So. How long can the ruling elite remain in power now that its Potemkin Village "democracy" stands revealed as an absolute fraud? Stay tuned!
Taliban City Council of New Orleans has voted to remove historical monuments:
Lee Circle will lose the statue of its namesake after the New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 Thursday (Dec. 17) to remove four monuments related to the Confederacy from their prominent perches around the city. Besides Gen. Robert E. Lee, statues of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at the entrance of City Park and Confederate president Jefferson Davis in Mid-City and the obelisk dedicated to the Battle of Liberty Place at the foot of Iberville Street will all come down. "The time surely comes when (justice) must and will be heard," Mayor Mitch Landrieu told the council as he called for the statues to be put in a museum or a Civil War park. "Members of the council, that day is today. The Confederacy, you see, was on the wrong side of history and humanity."This will significantly improve the lives of blacks in New Orleans. Once those monuments have been removed, their magical power to make blacks murder other blacks will vanish into the air. Oh, yes.
A black man claimed he was victimized by -- you guessed it -- white men. The headlines screamed: "Student at Lewis and Clark College describes racial attack by three white men," said the hyper-vigilant SPLC. The Socialist Worker howled about the "recent racist attack" at Lewis and Clark as if all the facts had been scrutinized and proven in court. After all, who's more trustworthy than a black victim of white oppression? Call out the Social Justice Warriors! Concerned students marched. They held signs denouncing racism. They demanded more professors of color. White students stood side-by-side with blacks in a courageous display of tolerance -- yes, right in the center of a racist college campus. A good time was had by all. Never mind that the story did not pass the sniff test. The victim claimed three generic white men, all young, all 5'8", all of medium build, called him bad names and attacked him. However, he was able to fend them off (all three?) and escape unharmed. After discussing the incident with friends, he decided to call the police. Right. But that was then. Now, Tanguy Muvuna has changed his mind:
Portland Police Bureau Bias Crimes Detectives have suspended an investigation into the assault of a Lewis and Clark student after the victim has indicated that he does not want to participate in the investigation or any subsequent prosecution, should a suspect or suspects ever be identified.After all the uproar, after all the gnashing of teeth and weeping about the unbearable burden of racism blacks bear on college campuses, and after a thorough investigation has found NO EVIDENCE supporting Muvuna's story, Muvuna has decided to turn the other cheek: "I don't have time to hate people," he said. "I have time to love them." What a guy.
Al Benson, Jr. looks beyond the happy talk about "tolerance" and "inclusion" and identifies what really motivates the anti-Southern hysteria:
What do you think all this fuss over Confederate flags and symbols this past summer was all about? Cultural destruction, that’s what, and don’t think it’s finished yet. The thieves of culture recognize that most of the resistance they get to their plans comes from the South, a South with a Christian background and worldview–and they must destroy that. They are, after all, cultural Marxists and they are at war with us, even if we can’t quite seem to figure it out yet. They are in an ongoing culture war with us and it would be nice if a few more of the folks on our side of the fence quit competing with each other over who will be the Chief Couch Potato and stood up and fought back.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
All the happy talk about "welcoming immigrants" and "embracing diversity" is just a cover for greedy corporations to give American workers the boot so they can be replaced by cheaper, exploitable foreign workers. This expose from BuzzFeed shines unwelcome light on this ongoing scam:
Last year, thousands of American companies won permission to bring a total of more than 150,000 people into the country as legal guest workers for unskilled jobs, under a federal program that grants them temporary work permits known as H-2 visas. Officially, the guest workers were invited here to fill positions no Americans want: The program is not supposed to deprive any American of a job, and before a company wins approval for a single H-2 visa, it must attest that it has already made every effort to hire domestically. Many companies abide by the law and make good-faith efforts to employ Americans. Yet a BuzzFeed News investigation, based on Labor Department records, court filings, more than 100 interviews, inspector general reports, and analyses of state and federal data, has found that many businesses go to extraordinary lengths to skirt the law, deliberately denying jobs to American workers so they can hire foreign workers on H-2 visas instead.Little wonder more Americans view the central government as illegitimate. It's been bought and paid for by BiG Business, while the anti-American left cheers on.
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
No wonder so many college students are all for tearing down monuments to Confederate dead. Many of these kids are jaw-droppingly clueless about their own history, and about what their ancestors fought for. When told they're signing a petition that will eliminate potential "hate" speech, these brainwashed zombies mutter, "Excellent" and "Awesome." From Fox News:
Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students. “I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion,” said Horowitz, who asked students if they’d sign a petition calling for an outright repeal of the First Amendment. “The result was this unbelievable display of total stupidity.”Who wants a Bill of Rights written by a bunch of White slaveowners? Stupidity on this scale can only lead to tragedy. Sad, sad, sad.
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The USS Milwaukee, which cost $400,000,000 broke down on its way to its home port. What a perfect symbol of the creaking, wasteful, worn-out DC Empire.
The Imaginative Conservative has this lively and useful introduction to the work and thought of Russell Kirk. The selection below provides some background to points made in my post on Satanists and modern ideology:
Because Western man’s rapacity was destroying civilization, Kirk somberly suggested that it may only remain for us to “rake from the ashes what scorched fragments of civilization escape the conflagration of unchecked will and appetite.” Kirk was also critical of the libertarian tendency to reduce the human person to a materialistic, two-dimensional creature, homo economicus. For the person is more than matter, more than an accidental collocation of atoms, more than an animal seeking to maximize its efficiency through the cash nexus of the marketplace. ... In The Sword of Imagination, Kirk tells the story of how Röpke’s “humane imagination” differed from the thought of another economic Titan of the twentieth century, Ludwig von Mises. Kirk was told this when he visited Röpke in 1957:The community, not the individual, is the proper focus for a humane, free, and orderly life. We are social beings, not random collections of disconnected, autonomous individuals. Therefore, we are happiest when we work and interact with fellow citizens.During the Second World War the city of Geneva had allocated garden plots along the line of the vanished city walls to citizens wishing to grow their own vegetables in a time of food shortages. This use of public land turned out to be popular; the city continued the allocation of plots after the war. Röpke heartily approved of this undertaking, which both enabled people to obtain independently part of their own sustenance and provided the satisfaction of healthy achievement outside factory walls. When Ludwig von Mises came to visit Röpke at Geneva, Röpke took his guest to inspect those garden plots. Mises sadly shook his head: “A very inefficient way of producing foodstuffs!” “But perhaps a very efficient way of producing human happiness,” Röpke told him.
Here's yet another taste of the coming ethnic battles that will soon dominate American politics, from the Washington Post:
Liberal Hispanic groups have launched a new campaign designed to turn Latino voters against the two Cuban American Republicans who have risen to the top tier of the GOP presidential field — assailing Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz as traitors to their own culture. ... “It’s not comfortable for us to do this, to call out members of our own community who don’t reflect our community values, but we have no choice,” said Cristóbal Alex, president of the Democratic-backed Latino Victory Project. ... Dolores Huerta, an influential labor leader and civil rights activist, called Cruz and Rubio “sellouts” and “traitors” at the gathering and said the Hispanic candidates “are turning their backs on the Latino community.”Dolores Huerta, by the way, was the honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. That's not a generalization of Hispanics based on a single example -- both of the mainstream political parties in Mexico are members of the Socialist International. But inconvenient little facts like that won't stop our lying editorial writers and Republican politicians from gushing about the "conservative Hispanic values" that we should welcome with open arms.
Monday, December 14, 2015
How thoroughly will DC check out the tens of thousands of Syrians heading our way? Consider the example of Tashfeen Malik, the San Bernardino jihadist:
Tashfeen Malik cleared an extensive immigration vetting for a U.S. visa even though she was already opening discussing her support for terrorism on social media, The New York Times reported on Sunday. U.S. immigration officials said they recently discovered that Malik, who with her husband killed 14 people and injured 21 others during the attack in San Bernardino, Calif., was posting about her desire to get involved with violent jihad, according to the newspaper.Lesson learned: If Malik can glide through DHS's vetting, anyone can. There. Feel safe?
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, December 14, 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Here's an interesting and eye-opening piece from CNN:
Surprisingly, most card-carrying satanists do not worship Satan or any other form of the devil -- they are actually atheists. The Church of Satan, founded in the mid-1960s, explains it this way on its website: "Satan to us is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. We do not believe in Satan as a being or person." The Church of Satan puts the individual at the center of the universe, what high priest Peter Gilmore describes as going from an "a-theist" to an "I-theist."Read that last line again. Doesn't that pretty well describe the dominant worldview of libertarians, liberals, Neocons, and the government of the United States? Current thought is that societal standards are nothing but arbitrary restrictions on the individual. Besides, "society," according to the standards (non-standards?) of our time, doesn't even exist -- it's just an artificial construct, as well as a relic of an unenlightened past that should be discarded. Thanks to the doctrine of radical individualism, the government forces us to accept same-sex "marriage," equal rights for homosexuals, and women in combat. That same government is forcing teenage girls in Illinois to change clothes in the school locker room with a teenage boy who claims he's really female. Not that long ago, we would laugh at such a notion. Now it's the law of the land. No matter that this boy's impulses violate social rules. The autonomous individual is sovereign. In choosing Satan as their mascot, the radical individualists have chosen well.
This is just too funny. Talk about poetic justice! From TakiMag: After black rioters tore Cincinnati to pieces in 2002, Federal Judge Susan Dlott was instrumental in propagating the idea that “racial profiling” was to blame for the fact that blacks—who are wildly overrepresented in all forms of violent crime—tend to have a lot of unpleasant encounters with police. Earlier this month, when her $8 million home was invaded by three black males who assaulted her and threw her 79-year-old husband down the stairs, she escaped and phoned 911 to racially profile her attackers: There’s three black men with guns at our house. My husband and the dogs are still there. There are three black men with guns and masks at the house. Note that she felt the need to mention that they were black twice without being asked. Even George Zimmerman didn’t describe Trayvon Martin as “black” until a 911 dispatcher specifically asked him about Martin’s race. This lady seems pretty darned racist! Well, you know what they say—racists deserve everything bad that happens to them.
The Telegraph at your own risk:
Islam itself is related to Islamism as patriotism is related to nationalism, the former being based on love of something, the latter on hatred of something else. Islamism validates resentment. Its emotional appeal is like that of communism and fascism, but stronger, because it promises heaven to those who commit its violent acts on earth.In a civilization that proclaims belief in equality, those who fail are constantly needled with the inescapable conclusion that they've been cheated. What else could explain their lack of wealth and status? While both fascism and communism have been repudiated by their own monstrous records, Islam remains as an ideal, as a promise of redemption for the faithful. But Islam's worldview clashes directly with Western culture. As the picture above illustrates, Islamic jihadists reject Western standards regarding reasoned debate, individual liberty, and freedom of speech. The more Muslims the West allows within its borders, the greater the conflict between the two. And while Islam has grown even more militant and assertive, the West has suffered an identity crisis:
Ultimately, the capacity of a civilisation to resist those who hate it depends on its self-belief. In Europe, this was expressed in what was called Christendom, enriched by the ideas of the Enlightenment. The founders of the European Union wanted it to give Christendom modern democratic form, but this is now nearly invisible. The leader of the union’s largest Christian Democrat party, Angela Merkel, has let more than a million mainly Muslim immigrants into her country this year alone.If the West continues to let itself slip into decadence, it will find itself unable to stand up to the rising Islamic challenge.
Friday, December 11, 2015
"The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, 'This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before election day.” They’re not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, there’s always force.'" - Loring Wirbel, board member of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado.
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, December 11, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
This is one of those stories that are so tragic, they're funny. From The Washington Free Beacon:
At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to a Democratic lawmaker. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) disclosed that a congressional investigation recently found that at least 72 people working at DHS also “were on the terrorist watch list.” “Back in August, we did an investigation—the inspector general did—of the Department of Homeland Security, and they had 72 individuals that were on the terrorist watch list that were actually working at the Department of Homeland Security,” Lynch told Boston Public Radio.What else can we expect from a government that's so overgrown, it's supporting al Qaeda terrorists in its war on terror? DC is a hulking, blundering dinosaur that's so inept and clueless that it's waging war on itself.
Love it! This satirical post from DuffleBlog skewerss the kind of faux patriotism we saw during the Neocon Wars:
Presidential hopefuls vowed yesterday to fully support the military with prepared statements and social media posts in the months leading up to the elections. ... “Wednesday was Veteran’s Day, ” Anna Epstein, press secretary for GOP candidate Carly Fiorina noted. “But we believe that every day until the election should be Veteran’s Day, and to help raise awareness, we have purchased literally dozens of stock photos of happy troops.” “Hillary Clinton absolutely cares about the representation of the military across her social media platforms and will do everything to show it until election night,” said Katie Dowd, Director of Social Media for the Clinton campaign. “She has been under fire with our troops, so she wants her brothers and sisters in arms to be a focal point of her brand.” “We want to do as much as possible to show that we need the troops for 2017’s inevitable WWIII” said Justin McConney, the Director of Social Media for the Donald Trump campaign.Looks like The Onion has some competition.
Is Europe finally waking up? The results from France are VERY encouraging, with Marin Le Pen's National Front sweeping the polls. As Le Pen announced to her supporters, “Ladies and gentlemen, the people have spoken out and France can now hold her head high. This vote confirms what has not been confirmed by official observers – the National Front is now the leading party in the country.” Sadly, Americans don't have a party that offers a choice between survival and forced colonization by the Third World.
Ha! Here's a comment regarding this post that popped up in my inbox this morning. Yes, I approved it: "If Texas secedes, how will I become President? on Texas secession resolution passes GOP committee, headed for Party vote Saturday?" - Sen. Ted Cruz Good news for Mr. Ted and all the other empire worshipers - the Texas GOP killed the secession proposal. Another day, another battle, I suppose.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Remember Richard Weaver? He wrote a big little book titled, Ideas Have Consequences. The Pentagram had this idea, and it is having these consequences:
Following the Pentagon’s decision to allow women into all combat roles, the White House has confirmed they are considering changes to the Selective Service Act to force women to register for future military drafts. Under the current law, all men have to register for the draft at age 18, and can be called through age 26, but has not actually conscripted any into military service since December of 1972. Women are not required to register. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is apparently the one that’s been pushing this “review,” citing the growing role of women in the military, and the new decision to put them in all combat roles. Congress is waiting for a Pentagon report on the usefulness of conscripting women.IMHO, this will make it mighty hard for DC to wage its splendid little wars. I would think -- hope -- Americans will raise hell at the prospect of their wives and daughters being shipped to the front lines in another wasteful and senseless crusade.
What a pleasant surprise! I didn't think the Texas secession resolution would get this far:
A proposal to put Texas secession to a non-binding vote in March passed a state GOP committee vote in Austin on Friday afternoon, clearing the way for a vote Saturday by the Party's full executive assembly, party officials reported. Party leadership has said the independence item won't likely be approved in a full-body vote. An informal poll of executive committee members conducted by the Chronicle showed the assembly was split on the issue.It's just a matter of time until large swaths of the population rejects DC's anti-American, self-serving agenda of perpetual war, demographic reconstruction, and illegal citizen surveillance. And with so many self determination movements in the news, secession will remain a hot topic and a ready solution to the ills created by overgrown government bureaucracies. Time's up, government supremacists. This genie ain't getting back in the bottle.
Friday, December 4, 2015
*** UPDATE *** Only extremist xenophobes imagine there's anything to worry about in opening our doors to hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East. After all, both President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch assure us these migrants will be thoroughly vetted -- even though the FBI doubts they have the resources to do so:
Attorney General Loretta Lynch insisted on Tuesday that the Obama administration has the ability to run effective security screenings on Syrian refugees, despite testimony from the FBI last month indicating it may not be possible to run these security checks. The issue of security checks on refugees was called into question by FBI Director James Comey in October, when he told a House committee that checking refugees against a database won't do anything if the U.S. doesn't have any data on these refugees.So we already have some troubling loose ends within the government. And if that doesn't make you wonder about the wisdom of importing large numbers of migrants from the world's hotbed of bloody fanaticism, this report on Tashfeen Malik, the San Bernardino terrorist, should really get your attention:
The State Department confirmed Thursday that Malik held a Pakistani passport and was in the U. S. on a “K-1” visa reserved for fiancées of U.S. citizens. Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters that Malik was granted the visa in Islamabad and would have had to have undergone “counterterrorism screening” in order to receive the document from U.S. authorities. [emphasis mine]If a bloodthirsty jihadist like Malik can pass DC's "counterterrorism screening," anyone can. But do you think either the FBI's concerns or the San Bernardino massacre will change DC's agenda? No, DC will force these migrants on Americans no matter the consequences. UPDATE - From CNN:
As the San Bernardino attack was happening, investigators believe the female shooter, Tashfeen Malik, posted on Facebook, pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, three U.S. officials familiar with the investigation told CNN.Yep, they're putting those Middle Eastern immigrants through some pretty strict screening.
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, December 04, 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Salon, December 3, 2015
Syed Farooq is an American: Let’s stop the Muslim vs. Christian debate and take a look at ourselves Salon, June 18, 2015
Charleston church massacre: The violence white America must answer for
Syed Farooq is an American: Let’s stop the Muslim vs. Christian debate and take a look at ourselves Salon, June 18, 2015
Charleston church massacre: The violence white America must answer for
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Thursday that he is opening all jobs in combat units to women, a landmark decision that ends a three-year period of research with a number of firsts for female service members and bitter debate at times about how women should be integrated. The decision opens the military’s most elite units to women who can meet the rigorous requirements for the positions for the first time, including in the Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and other Special Operations Units. It also opens the Marine Corps infantry, a battle-hardened force that many service officials had openly advocated keeping closed to female service members.Forget the purpose of the military, which is to protect the weak and vulnerable. Instead, the Pentagram is going to put them on the front lines. And forget reality -- after all, reality is just a social construct that serves White Male Heteronormative Oppression, or something like that. No, when you're an empire whose legitimacy is based on the will o' the wisp ideology of equality, you have to demand equality for all, and damn the facts -- or the inevitable results of such lunacy.
From almost the first reports of the San Bernadino massacre, we were hearing condemnations of the NRA, Whites, and the Tea Party. Over at the left-leaning, Big-Governemnt site Little Green Footballs, one commenter speculated :"Maybe some anti-government nutjobs? Could be." Of course, as we all now know, that was just another leftist fantasy. As Erick Erickson writes in Red State, that reaction on the left was typical:
When the shooters turn out to be gay or Muslim or an environmentalist, the media sweeps it under the rug. When it turns out to be a single while male with mental health problems, the media indicts the entire political right and attacks the NRA. The left is always blaming white America, Christians, and conservatives first. They cannot help themselves. They have made every aspect of their lives political and grace toward their fellow citizens must be set aside in the name of advancing their agenda. But these things used not to happen so frequently until Barack Obama told his faithful to start taking guns to knife fights and get in the faces of their neighbors. So I guess we will spend a week talking about Islamophobia now.I'd conclude the left has revealed itself once again as the West's auto-immune disease. We need a cure.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Here's a great argument for self-determination from a college student in Louisiana. Know hope.
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
Once again, reality has intruded on the Great Egalitarian Crusade. A woman who couldn't pass basic physical requirements for firefighters was allowed to join the Fire Department of New York in the holy name of Affirmative Action. Guess what happened next?
A firefighter who was allowed to graduate the Fire Academy despite failing physical tests has already gone out on medical leave — just 10 days into the job, The Post has learned. Probationary firefighter Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder injured herself Monday while conducting a routine check of equipment at Queens’ Engine 308 in South Richmond Hill. Getting off the truck, Doirin-Holder missed a step and landed on her left foot, suffering a fracture, sources said. Firefighters called the tripping incident embarrassing — and alarming. “If you’re going to get hurt in the firehouse checking a rig, what would happen at a fire?” an insider asked.If you ask me, both Doirin-Holder and the FDNY paid a very small price for their lunacy. As the anonymous "insider" said, what if it had been a real fire? You know, those things that REAL firefighters have to deal with? Sadly, it looks like warnings such as this are not going to stop the ideologues' agenda. We're going to continue pretending that everyone is equal until the accumulated insanity takes its inevitable toll. Reality can be pretty unforgiving.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
A teeny-tiny Confederate flag sticker on a laptop induced fainting spells among the little hothouse flowers at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. Seems like the power of that flag was more than they could handle:
After a student filed a “bias report” accusing a student with a Confederate flag sticker on his laptop of racism, Framingham State University officials offered offended students counseling. “We recognize that bias incidents are upsetting for the entire campus community, but especially for the target(s) and witness(es) of these incidents,” wrote Sean Huddleston, the Massachusetts-based school’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, in a campus-wide email published in part by FSU campus newspaper The Gatepost. “It is strongly suggested that anyone impacted by a bias incident find someone to speak with.”Oh, my. They needed counseling? And these people think they're going to be tomorrow's leaders?
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, November 28, 2015