August 16, 2017

Robots Are Stupid

—Ace

...but probably more competent than 40% of the American workforce.


Posted by Ace at 09:16 PM Comments



Non-Partisan Media Which Is Totally Not In the Bag for Radical Violent Leftswing Organizations Now Comparing Antifa to WWII Veterans

—Ace

Nailed it in one go.

Oddly, a whole bunch of the #JournOListMajors seemed to have the exact same idea at around the exact time. Some even used the same pictures of amphibious landing craft dropping doors open on Omaha Beach.

The media also spent a lot of time calling people Nazis for noting that the Media's Favorite Communist Street Thugs were communist street thugs.

Posted by Ace at 06:57 PM Comments



Tim Kaine Has Harsh Words For Violent Thugs, Not Including His Son Who Was Arrested for Violent Disruption of a Peaceful Rally

—Ace


And indeed, "Linwood Michael Kaine" was indeed arrested and charged for his participation in a riot that included throwing a pyrotechnic device at an old woman's head.


The son of former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine will face criminal charges for his role in a violent smoke bomb-fueled riot that broke out at a pro-Trump rally, according to a report Friday.

Linwood Michael Kaine, 24, of Minneapolis, Minnesota — whose father was Hillary Clinton’s 2016 running mate — was slapped with three misdemeanor charges tied to a melee in St. Paul, the Pioneer Press reported.

The charges, which were filed by the Ramsey county attorney Friday, include fleeing police on foot, concealing his identity and obstructing the legal process with force, according to the paper.

The Virginia senator’s son was initially busted on second-degree riot charges after a fight erupted between protesters and supporters on March 4.

One of the demonstrators allegedly tossed a smoke bomb into the crowd — striking a 61-year-old woman in the head, the Pioneer Press reported at the time. Others unleashed pepper spray and blew whistles and airhorns amid the chaos, according to past reports.

Linwood Kaine was wearing the black clothes and mask of antifa, but began stripping out of those clothes when cops came to wrangle him. They say he was apprehended while "spinning out" of his black antifa riot garb.

But the Ruling Class has rights and privileges the commoners do not have, and should not have.

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Jim "The Human Selfie" Acosta: Trump Showed His Colors, and They Weren't Red, White, and Blue

—Ace

I guess he only knows the one poem, because now he's just on to naming primary colors seen in flags.

Having already said earlier in the day that Trump’s presidency went “off the rails,” Acosta showed up on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon seemed to echo much of what host Don Lemon said earlier today when the anchor stated that the president’s “true colors are coming out.”

“I think we saw the president’s true colors today,” Acosta stated. “I’m not sure they were red, white, and blue.”

Jim Acosta's main color is pink, and I don't mean that he's a communist. Well I do mean that, but not right this second. I'm just sayin', he seems like the kind of guy who likes a pink thong.


Posted by Ace at 04:33 PM Comments

Area Woman Gives Boastful Press Conference About Her Malicious Vandalism Charges

—Ace

Supposedly she'll be charged. I foresee a short probation in her future -- not even a slap on the wrist.

She held a press conference to insist a slap on the wrist was too grave a penalty for just seeking Justice:

How did the police locate Thompson to arrest her? Once the protesters learned police were planning to make arrests, they held a press conference at the college with signs that read “Drop the charges.”

By the way, the statue she pulled down was... rather less of a pro-Confederacy monument than the historically illiterate vandals assumed.

The statue, which honored children conscripted against their will into the Confederate Army during the Civil War, stood in Durham's public square since 1924.

Let's just pull All the Statues down.

Oh wait -- bagman and fixer Terry MacAuliffe has already proposed that.

Update: Two more arrested.

All three criminals are associated with the Worker's World Party, a communist extremist group.

But there is no alt-left. It's just a made-up word.

Posted by Ace at 02:37 PM Comments

As Trump Predicted: Pastor Demands George Washington Statue Be Removed; Flashback: Leftists Demand Teddy Roosevelt Statue Be Destroyed

—Ace

George Washington owned slaves -- and that's all he did.

A Chicago pastor has asked the Emanuel administration to remove the names of two presidents who owned slaves from parks on the South Side, saying the city should not honor slave owners in black communities.

A bronze statue of George Washington on horseback stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, at the northwest entrance to Washington Park.

Bishop James Dukes, pastor of Liberation Christian Center, said he wants the statue gone, and he wants George Washington’s name removed from the park.

“When I see that, I see a person who fought for the liberties, and I see people that fought for the justice and freedom of white America, because at that moment, we were still chattel slavery, and was three-fifths of humans,” he said. “Some people out here ask me, say ‘Well, you know, he taught his slaves to read.’ That’s almost sad; the equivalent of someone who kidnaps you, that you gave them something to eat.”


Dukes said, even though Washington was the nation’s first president and led the American army in the Revolutionary War, he’s no hero to the black community.

“There’s no way plausible that we would even think that they would erect a Malcolm X statue in Mount Greenwood, Lincoln Park, or any of that. Not that say Malcolm X was a bad guy; they just would not go for it,” he said. “Native Americans would not even think about putting up a Custer statue, because of the atrocities that he plagued upon Native Americans. And for them to say to us ‘just accept it’ is actually insulting.”

This story is from last year, but goes with the new one: Leftist activist demand that New York Natural History Museum take down the statue of Teddy Roosevelt, a "racist."

BTW, I'm pretty sure Teddy Roosevelt's statue is there because he founded the museum.

Here's another flashback, this one to 2015:


Posted by Ace at 12:54 PM Comments

The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"Well, here we go: A disgusting CBS news story about how Iceland is using abortion to 'eliminate' Down's Syndrome, and I don't know what's worse, making DS sound like polio or smallpox, or that the way they're doing it is by murdering DS kids while they're still in the womb, or the fact that this is just eugenics smuggled in through the back door."

Here is the article that CBSNews GP is referring to: "What kind of society do you want to live in?": Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing.

The article mentions that murdering DS children in the womb isn't strictly an Icelandic thing:

According to the most recent data available, the United States has an estimated termination rate for Down syndrome of 67 percent (1995-2011); in France it's 77 percent (2015); and Denmark, 98 percent (2015). The law in Iceland permits abortion after 16 weeks if the fetus has a deformity -- and Down syndrome is included in this category.

Progressive medicine is concerned primarily with determining who you need to murder and what the best methods are for murdering them.

Eugenics, formerly all the rage in Europe and even here in America, went underground after the destruction of the Third Reich, but, as GP observed, progressives keep trying to sneak it back in. They don't openly campaign for eugenics in the name of eugenics, but it always seems to be in the background of progressive thought, just waiting to come out when the time is right.

I see Patricia Heaton is on the same page as GP:


Oh, and lest we forget, you know who else is a big fan of eugenics? Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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Nicholas Boylston
John Singleton Copley

I would love to know what the hell is going on in this guy's head, and what Copley was thinking when he painted this portrait.

You Massholes might know his name....

Posted by CBD at 10:16 AM Comments

The Morning Report 8/16/17

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. With the situation arising out of Charlottesville now front and center (and probably remaining there since the Russia collusion hoax has all but evaporated as a political weapon), we are seemingly now on an inexorable path towards an internal crisis that threatens to tear this nation apart. We did not want this. We have tried to be reasonable, in all instances in the face of the irrational and the unreasonable, to come to some sort of accommodation or understanding. That as is now painfully obvious has come to naught. We are not seen as equals, but as an evil entity that must be silenced or eliminated.

The people and movement that seek this have their political home in the Democrat Party. Over the past eight years, and indeed since the New Deal, their policies have bankrupted the nation financially and culturally. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, they have nothing to take from you but blood, sweat, tears and toil. Having been exposed as failures, criminals, liars and cheats, and bereft of any real policies and ideas, all they have left is to lash out. And violently. I give you this from our lead story:

After the political failure of Obama, the collapse of Hillary, the cannibalism visited on Bernie and his followers, it's apparent that the American left is a spent force, and this kind of political kabuki is all that remains for them.

Clearly, the left has failed in the U.S., as they have everywhere else. Their plans have proved empty, their carefully structured systems have ossified to the point of paralysis, their pleas and promises are mere repetitions of rhetoric that was old in the 1930s. They have nothing to offer except violence, hatred, and eventual extinction. But they can still do a lot of damage as they go down the chute, keeping in mind that their descent may involve a process lasting decades.

They seem to be aware of this, and eager to carry out as much havoc as is humanly possible. This is very likely the plan for November 4th.

Unless something changes, we can look forward, at the very least, to mobs in the streets, assaults by black-clad masked goons, shops destroyed, cars overturned and set ablaze, everything that we've seen recently in Berkeley, Ferguson, and Baltimore. Supported as it is by the media, academic, and entertainment spheres, and with the people supposedly "in power" showing no awareness that any of the sort is happening (can anyone picture Ryan or McConnell actually responding to this?), it will continue until an end is put to it - very likely by a jaw-dropping episode of violence.

As I have said many times, this is not about extremists on "both sides" because the extremists historically and provably have been on one side. There is no Right-Left paradigm. There are only those who believe in liberty and America as founded and those who do not and actively seek our subjugation or destruction. The Nazis, KKK, white supremacists and others are on that side, along with the Marxist, socialists, Maoists and Islamists. What is also sickening to me, yet completely unsurprising, is the rush of those politicians and media figures allegedly on our side to jump on the bandwagon and use this completely manufactured crisis as a political weapon with which to attack PDT. To tie the neo-Nazis to President Trump, and by extension to us is a blood-libeling that must not be allowed to stand.

This has all been brewing for years, and more likely decades since at least the 1960s. Players and movements behind the scenes have wormed their way into legitimate institutions, academia, the media and government and poisoned the minds of the uneducated and uninformed. One of the key players in all of this shit-stirring is George Soros. While there are many who share his aims and have the resources to fund the anarchy, Soros' ill-gotten gains have been fueling the lion's share of the violence at least as far back as Occupy Wall Street and beyond. It is way past time that he and all of his front group NGOs be prosecuted and shut down. He is fomenting violent insurrection here at home and abroad. He should be prosecuted, all of his assets seized and then either imprisoned for the rest of his life or stripped of his citizenship and deported back to Hungary. The sooner we do this, the sooner we can at least restore order in our streets and prevent what happened in Charlottesville, and Ferguson, Baltimore, Oakland and other places from getting out of control.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:14 AM Comments

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (8/15/17) Yes, Tuesday Edition

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(Wonder if the fish are biting?)


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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. Richard Wright


Quote II

The Republican leadership thinks the best way to avoid losing elections is to let the Democrats win every controversial issue. Rush Limbaugh


Quote III

First rule of change is controversy. You can't get away from it for the simple reason all issues are controversial. Change means movement, and movement means friction, and friction means heat, and heat means controversy. Saul Alinsky


Quote IV

As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books. Jeff Miller

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Gloria Allred Debuts New Accuser of Roman Polanski, Who Claims He Sexually Assaulted Her When She Was 16

—Ace

On one hand, this is a very long time to make a claim, and also: this is Gloria Allred.

On the other hand, pedophiles rarely strike just once.

Although the first girl Polanski raped has called for the case to be dropped against him, Allred and this new accuser are arguing against that.

Attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference in Los Angeles Tuesday to introduce another person who claims she was sexually assaulted by film director Roman Polanski when she was a minor.

The woman, who identified herself only as Robin, said that Polanski sexually victimized her in 1973 when she was 16-years-old....

“While we understand that Ms. Geimer would like this case to end, Robin and I feel that it is very important that Mr. Polanski returns to court in California to be sentenced," said Allred in her press conference. "Any other defendant who is not rich and famous would be required to be present for a sentencing proceeding on a conviction for a felony committed against a child."

Gloria Allred held a press conference? How out-of-character.

Posted by Ace at 08:08 PM Comments

DOJ Seeks Personally-Identifying Information from Website for Visitors Who Violently Disrupted the Inauguration Day Events

—Ace

I don't understand the left's position on this -- they support doxxing at every opportunity, and now are claiming that violent J20 disruptors can't be identified even with a judge's order?

Sounds to me like we're abandoning the pretense of a "nation of laws" entirely -- it's full-on just a nation of a Ruling Class and its supportive tribes, with various Ruled Classes beneath them. The Ruled Classes can be doxxed like crazy, but not the tribes allied to the Ruling Class.

The Department of Justice is seeking personal information on visitors to an anti-Trump website connected to destructive Inauguration Day protests, sparking a court fight with the hosting service which says the request violates privacy protections.

The DOJ has obtained a search warrant ordering web-hosting service DreamHost “to assist law enforcement and produce such electronic data.”

The department wants data including IP addresses, names and other personal information pertaining to visitors to the website disruptj20.org, which helped organize political protests against the Trump administration.

More than 200 people were charged after protesters broke windows and set fire to a limousine on Trump's Inauguration Day on Jan. 20. Prosecutors say the website disruptj20.org was used for planning the disturbances.

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Combative Trump at Press Conference: Does the Alt-Left Bear Any Responsibility For Their Own Violence?

—Ace


Full presser here.

YouTube link here.

Some of the things he says:

* When asked about a claim that the "alt-right" is pushing attacks against McMasters, Trump says, "Why said that? You mean Senator McCain? The one who voted against Obamacare?"

* He then asks the press to define "the alt-right," and asks about the "alt-left which came charging at them."

* Notes that there's a very violent "alt-left" and the media refuses to even mention that. Goes on: "You had a group on the other side who came charging in without a permit, and they were very, very violent."

* Tells a guy -- probably Jim Acosta -- to shut up, then calls him "Fake News." It's something like "You quiet down FakeNews."

* On statues, which Jim Acosta, I'm given to understand, is a great fan of, and leftists pulling them down, wants to know if George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are next.

* The media continued to ask many arguments on behalf of their pet stormtroopers, "antifa." People asked arguments about the "alt-left" (antifa) and the white supremacists not being "on the same moral plane." The media are obviously great fans of antifa, and is not even pretending to pretend they're not great fans.

* On statues being pulled down, and whether George Washington is next: "They're changing our culture, they're changing our culture."

* I'm sure Steven Hayes is getting ready to smear Mollie Hemingway as living in an "alternate reality" again, even though there is video of black-clad antifa clubbing the shit out of people with short-sticks and bats. A well-trained dog understands it is meant to bite its master's enemies, and never its master's friends.

* He spoke about infrastructure and reducing permitting time from 17 years to 2 years. Asked at the end what he thought would help racial healing, he returned to that topic: "Jobs," he said.

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Anti-Trump "Activist" Murders Republican Committeeman Neighbor, and Media Doesn't Say a Fucking Word

—Ace

Steven Hayes definitely won't be saying a fucking word. A well-trained dog understands the limits of his chain. Even when the chain is off, the well-trained pet stays within the little circle permitted to it.

So here's some more "alternate reality" for Steven Hayes and the Weakly Standard.

So a frothing anti-Trump “activist” executes a Republican in cold blood and it doesn’t even register on the national radar. Reverse the roles here and tell us this wouldn’t be a 24/7 story for days.
Posted by Ace at 03:57 PM Comments

Stanford University Researchers Find That Cops Who Are Polite To Black Drivers Are Actually Being Disrespectful...Or Something

—CBD

Heather MacDonald eviscerates the study in her article in the current "City Journal." Conjuring Disrespect: A much-touted study of Oakland police shows researchers' determination to find racism, not cops' bias. I Like MacDonald, even though she is a bit gung-ho in her defense of policing in America. But her criticisms are right on target.

The attempt to find systemic police bias has come to this: the difference between an officer saying “uh” and saying “that, that’s.” According to Stanford University researchers, police officers in Oakland, California, use one of those verbal tics more often with white drivers and the other more often with black drivers. If you can guess which tic conveys “respect” and which “disrespect,” you may have a career ahead of you in the exploding field of bias psychology.

I'm no fan of the current trend in America, which is to allow the militarization of police, and turn a blind eye to the obvious issues of unbridled use of force and tolerance of aggressive and sometimes illegal behavior. But that doesn't mean that cops are racists...it means that some of them are jerks. And the rest of them -- the ones who tolerate the lawlessness of the few -- are also culpable. But it is pretty clear that the cops in Oakland who were tarred as racist were actually behaving in a rational, controlled and intelligent manner. Tailoring how they speak to people based on the crazy notion that everyone is a bit different seems to me to be the smart way to do it.

But the study's conclusion was no doubt written before the data were analyzed. The authors knew what they were going to find, so really, it was just going through the motions.

I recall a study published last year that discovered some interesting facts: On the most extreme use of force – officer-involved shootings – we find no racial differences in either the raw data or when contextual factors are taken into account.

But that's based on numbers and objective data that can't really be massaged too much. Feelings are much easier to manipulate, and Stanford's researchers certainly did a bang-up job of that!

Posted by CBD at 03:10 PM Comments

Vandals Destroy Statue in Durham; Cops Claim They'll Prosecute

—Ace



Police say they'll catch the villains, but I doubt that. The Left has carte blanche to assault and vandalize and even detonate the occasional bomb. Pointing this out gets you labeled as being part of an "alternate reality" even by the alleged rightwing opinion media.

Note the cops stood down and permitted this to happen.

Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said investigators were working to identify and charge those involved in the toppling of a Confederate monument. Leftwing “protestors” toppled the monument on Monday while law enforcement stood down.

“We decided that restraint and public safety would be our priority,” Sheriff Andrews said in a statement. “As the Sheriff, I am not blind to the offensive conduct of some demonstrators nor will I ignore their criminal conduct.”

The crowd of a few dozen “vandalized” ...

Sneer quotes around "vandalized" because the media isn't sure that destroying a public statue is vandalism.

...the Confederate statue in wake of the violence on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia...

“My deputies showed great restraint and respect for the constitutional rights of the group expressing their anger and disgust for recent events in our country. Racism and incivility have no place in our country or Durham.”

The Confederate Soldiers Monument in Durham, North Carolina was dedicated in 1924. It depicted a bronze Confederate soldier holding a rifle in front of a pedestal inscribed with the words: “In Memory of the Boys Who Wore The Gray.”


Posted by Ace at 01:13 PM Comments

Russian Characters Repeatedly Tried to Contact Trump Campaign... and Were Serially Rebuffed and Refused

—Ace

Kompromat? Nyet.

A young aide on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign attempted several times to set up a meeting between Trump and "Russian leadership," including President Vladimir Putin, according to internal campaign emails.

Three days after George Papadopoulos was named one of Trump's foreign policy advisers in March 2016, he sent an email to seven other campaign officials with the subject line, "Meeting with Russian Leadership -- Including Putin," the Washington Post reports.

...

Papadopoulos was a volunteer for the campaign and had very little foreign policy experience. He had been in the Model U.N. program in college, from which he graduated in 2009.

Senior Trump campaign officials were uncomfortable with Papadopoulos' March email, which offered to set up "a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss US-Russia ties under President Trump."

Sam Clovis, a campaign co-chairman, said that he wanted NATO allies to be consulted with first, while another Trump adviser, retired Navy Rear Adm. Charles Kubic, said that such contacts could pose multiple legal issues, for potentially violating the Logan Act and American sanctions against Russia. Then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort was also against having Trump meet with Russian officials.

You will never see or hear this story again. Oh, Mollie Hemingway might bring it up on Fox, only to have Steven Hayes accuse her of living in an "alternate reality."

Posted by Ace at 12:19 PM Comments

The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"All those idiots hurling the epithet 'Nazi' around this weekend, do they even know what the Nazi Party stands for? Well, I'll tell you: Universal health care. Free education. Redistribution of wealth. Hooray for the little guy and boo large corporations and banks. After all, they're *socialists*, fer crying out loud. The Nazi party platform could've been written by Occupy Wall Street or Bernie F*ing Sanders."


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Posted by OregonMuse at 11:17 AM Comments

Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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The Denial of Saint Peter
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

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The Morning Report 8/15/17

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Top stories for this Tuesday include the breaking story of Whoa, Fat! now backing off his promise to launch a salvo of missiles at Guam. This is a clear win for the President, but of course, that will not be how it's portrayed. No doubt, the insane NorKs will be hailed as reasonable and conciliatory. Meanwhile, in the real world, Phat Phuck is still saying he'll "wring the necks of the Yankees" while Sec Def Mattis has stated we will now shoot down any missile that is launched from the North. That statement might have been before the NorKs blinked, so I have to check the timing since this is somewhat of a still developing story.

Meanwhile, here at home, the Obama legacy is in full bloom as we are devolving into a full blown racial war. It cannot be stated enough that white supremacists, Nazis, the KKK etc. etc. not only have absolutely no relation to conservatives and Republicans but have deep roots within the totalitarian Left and Democrats. And yet, we will be tarred with that brush as we have been since time immemorial. I wish that the President had called out BLM and the Panthers for the domestic terrorists that they are and actually laid the blame for all the violence that we are and will sadly continue to witness where it belongs: directly at the feet of Obama, Holder, the Democrats and the Left. Yes, it is war, for the hearts and minds of the uninformed and now more and more, literally in the streets of America.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

UPDATE: I forgot today is the special election in Alabama. VOTE!!!

Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:10 AM Comments

Monday Night Overnight Open Thread (8/14/17) All Day Monday Edition

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(What a lovely carbon footprint)


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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

We should call evil by its name. My brother didn't give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT)


Quote II

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party. Herbert Hoover


Quote III

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James


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More Quotes of The Day. If motivational quotes told the truth.

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Posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:04 PM Comments

Test

—Ace

Our clock function is all messed up. just checking it out.

Posted by Ace at 08:38 PM Comments

The Rise of Identity Politics Gives Birth, Get This, to a White Identity Politics as Well

—Ace

I think Identity Politics of all kinds are odious and poisonous to the individual -- if your value is your race or gender, well, you have branded yourself as someone of extraordinarily low value, haven't you?

But as John Sexton points out, you can't expect a culture to praise all sorts of Identity Politics -- flat-out racist groups and gender supremacists -- but say that one group doesn't get to play by the same rules.

Either it's all poisonous garbage, or it's all got something of merit to it.

I believe the former. But the media -- and the establishment right political class -- cannot continue with this incoherent claim that Identity Politics are permissible for e everyone except The One Group Which is Truly Odious and Cursed by God.

People will not accept that. No one will accept his subordination without a fight of some kind.

Tonight I watched Stephen Hayes accuse Mollie Hemingway of living in an "alternate reality" for pointing out, correctly, that we have -- and have had -- a serious problem with leftwing identity politics thugs for years, with an increasing tempo of violence. The most recent major event being the attempted assassination of a half-dozen Republican congressmen by a Bernie Sanders reporter.

This, Steven Hayes intoned, was an "alternate reality." There is no problem with leftist violence or tribalistic hate politics -- it's perfectly acceptable for them, and we should say nothing about it.

I guess you can play #FakeNews #PretendOpposition as long as a billionaire patron is paying your bills.

After he tires of his toy -- when he begins to realize he's paying for something with no influence or relevance -- who knows.

I guess it's on to CNN for Steve Hayes, then.

After the Scalise shooting -- which was like two months ago-- the media, including the #FakeNews #PretendConservatives, only seemed willing to talk about leftwing violence in an article equally condemning rightwing violence.

Now we have a situation of rightwing violence (and lots of antifa violence, too), but the #FakeConservatives now insist we can only talk about rightwing violence -- and cannot, as they themselves previously did, discuss right and left violence in context, as two things that reinforce each other.

Which is exactly the claim Rachel Maddow makes.

If the Weekly Standard now exists exclusively to parrot the claims made nightly on Rachel Maddow -- What is the point of you, exactly?

I think a lot of these shills have an Exit Strategy from the GOP planned, and I think it's time to hurry them to the door.

Posted by Ace at 07:27 PM Comments

Rundown Victim Heather Heyer's Sister Thanks Trump For His Words;
#FakeNews CNN Chooses to Run Clip of Victim's Friend Saying She Wouldn't Want Trump to Even Speak Her Name

—Ace

Meanwhile, Jim Acosta is looking for some #SickBurnPoetryQuotes from Walt Wiltman's I Sing the Body Electric.


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FoxNews Reporter Doug McKelway: Source Says Cops Were Ordered to Make No Arrests Without Explicit Prior Approval of Mayor; Police Evacuated Site Because it Was "Too Dangerous"

—Ace

His reportage, briefly:

* "We have learned from a senior law enforcement source from other county, who was here [in Charlottesville]... that officers were instructed to make no arrests without the explicit approval of the Charlottesville mayor. Our law enforcement source says that he was outraged by that instruction."

The Charlottesville chief of police categorically denied this.

* However, McKelway says: "I can say, havig been in Emancipation Park from early on that morning, that what I saw with my own two eyes confirms what this law enforcement source told us. At least from all visible apearances. We saw people coming out of that park who had headwounds, who were bleeding from the head, people walking into that park with bats, with sticks -- you saw what they were wearing -- helmets, body armor, they had come -- and this pertains to both sides -- they had come to do damage.. you cannot help but notice from that video that police had been more pro-active, they could have potentially calmed this thing down to some degree."

* He was told during the day that if reporters had to, they could retreat to the police staging area. However, when protesters began throwing tear gas and the reporter tried to take shelter in the staging area, he was told he could not come in, the police said "No, don't come in here... we're leaving. It's too dangerous."

He says you can see the police "filing out of there, single fire, and making a beeline out of there." The chief of police says they were "making a retreat" to put on riot gear, but the reporter wants to know that having seen people with bats and armor, why were they not already wearing riot armor?

Conclusion: Once again, a liberal mayor gives progressive shock troops Space to Destroy and orders police to stand down and allow them to beat the shit out of people #ForPeace.

By the way, the Charlottesville Chief of Police made this racist statement:


That's racist, because, see, the media told me that when Trump said there was violence on "many sides" that was racist.

And when I say 'The media," I expressly include the "conservative" media, who is making sure their liberal friends, corporate donors, and future employers know that they would never say something so racist like "Antifa is violence and beats the shit out of people with tacit approval of liberal city's police forces."

Posted by Ace at 05:04 PM Comments

#Hero: Jim Acosta Now Tweeting Out His Own Statements as Breathless Breaking News

—Ace

Jim Acosta reporting, on Jim Acosta.


Next up: Jim Acosta reports on all the women he has satisfied with his abnormally large genitals.

Posted by Ace at 04:01 PM Comments

Did the Charlottesville Mayor Order Police to Stand Down, to Allow His Allies in #Antifa to Rough Up the Nazis?

—Ace

The Nazis had a permit; antifa did not. (Say what you will about Nazis, but they're bears for paperwork.)

Antifa raided the permitted Nazi rally space.

Police let them -- and let beatings go on. They gave them Space to Destroy, as they say.

I hope Sessions will be looking into this aspect as well.

Antifa was, of course, violent. As usual. As the police always permit them to be.


Even a NYT report noticed:


She was, of course, later Crowd Pressured to backtrack a bit:


I'm tired of #LeftWingPrivilege for violence.

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Trump's Statement on Charlottesville, Take 2 (Because The Liberal Media, Get This, Criticized His First Statement)

—Ace

He should have just come off the golf course with a club over his shoulder to offer a quickie statement. The media seems to approve of that.

The statement starts at 21:45.


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GoDaddy Gives White Power Site The Stormer 24 Hours to Get Off Of Their Servers

—Ace

Blowback.

And in other predictable news, the judge has denied the Nazi Car Jihadi bail, and will keep him in jail through his trial.

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"What happened in Charlottesville over the weekend could have been predicted. But everybody just ignored the obvious truth that any political advantage gained by exacerbating racial tensions would be temporary, and sooner or later, the designated bad guys would push back with their own version of identity politics. Well, it looks like the sooner is now later, and the ugliness is just getting started."

(h/t RoyalOil for today's rant)

Thanks to FenelonSpoke who posted this in a comment on Friday: Some very touching and sweet photos.

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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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Odysseus and Calypso
Newell Convers Wyeth

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The Morning Report 8/14/17

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. The good news is the hair-trigger tensions on the Korean peninsula are off the headlines for the time being. The bad news is, violent, racists rioting in the streets of Charlottesville, VA and elsewhere have taken its place. Let me say in no uncertain terms that what happened on Saturday is the direct result of the rhetoric spewed out from the cake-holes of the ex-president, ex-attorny general, scores of racialist crackpots and terrorists in politics and the media and in virtually every college campus across the country. Just last week alone, Maxine Waters opined that it might be time to form a blacks-only political party. La Raza, literally "The Race" preaches the reconquest of the southwest and the banishing of all non-Latinos. And on and on and on.

Whether they are "neo-Nazis," the KKK, the Aryan Nations etc. etc., who they are and what they believe in have absolutely nothing in common with who we are and what we believe in (and please do not get me started on Timothy McVeigh). Racism, racialism and identity politics were, are and always will be the stock in trade of the Left. The attempt to paint what happened over the weekend as the fault of President Trump, his supporters, conservatives and others is a blood-libeling of epic proportions. Bereft of ideas, with a record of societal and economic destruction spanning decades and culminating in the lost years of 2009-2016, the only thing they have left is to lash out violently, foment hatred and use am incident that in fact was started by the direct inheritors of their own ideology as a pretext and distraction to somehow regain relevancy if not the levers of power. This is going to be milked for all its worth to further delegitimize us and our agenda. What is even more detestable is that the NeverTrumpers will join forces with the Left to use this as a "see-we-told-you-so" moment." I'm looking directly at your fat f**king face John Podhoretz.

Lest we forget, it was a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat who attempted to assassinate Steve Scalise and a couple of dozen other unarmed Republicans at a softball practice, while only a few days ago a rabid anti-Trump activist shot and killed a GOP leader in PA and the reaction from all quarters on the left has been nothing or worse; blame the victims.

I am sick to death of this. And frankly, I am sick to death of the statement and proposition of "condemning the violence on both sides." Our side had nothing to do with what happened at Charlottesville. There is no morally equivalency, because there is no Left-Center-Right paradigm. You either believe in the principles of America as founded or you do not and want to seek its dissolution and/or destruction "by any means necessary." The latter is the Left, and I reject the premise of their arguments now and always. "F**k you. War."

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

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Sunday Overnight Open Thread (8/13/17) It's That Time Edition

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

Weekly commenter stats for week of 8/13/2017


Top 10 commenters:
1 [542 comments] 'Insomniac ' [76.18 posts/day]
2 [447 comments] 'J.J. Sefton'
3 [414 comments] 'Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! '
4 [373 comments] 'Mike Hammer, etc., etc.'
5 [342 comments] 'Steve and Cold Bear'
6 [304 comments] 'Under Fire'
7 [287 comments] 'Jack Sock'
8 [280 comments] 'qdpsteve'
9 [279 comments] 'FenelonSpoke'
10 [276 comments] 'willow'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [56 names] 'Steve and Cold Bear' [7.87 unique names/day]
2 [54 names] 'Mike Hammer, etc., etc.'
3 [47 names] 'Joe Biden'
4 [42 names] 'Under Fire'
5 [37 names] 'Notorious BFD'
6 [32 names] 'Adirondack Patriot'
7 [29 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
8 [26 names] 'Bertram Cabot, Jr.'
9 [24 names] 'Insomniac '
10 [23 names] 'Mortimer - Finish Her!'

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A Very Moron Friday Fiction 100 Word Challenge

—WeirdDave

If you're not familiar with the concept, the Friday Fiction 100 word challenge presents you with a picture and nothing more. You take that picture and write a 100 word story based upon it. 100 words, no more, no less, on any subject the picture brings to mind. Well, last Friday's picture inspired me to write a very Moron story indeed.

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Yesterday, there had been a house. A wife, family, cars. Clothes, for God's sake. A beautiful life stretching before me like a wonderful dream. It was all right here, the world my oyster, the future my slave.

My parents gave me every advantage. My education gave me impeccable training. My abilities gave me limitless opportunity.

It was to be my coronation, my investiture, my entree into a clique of powerful men and a lifetime of dominance, power and wealth. It was the beginning of everything I had lusted for for so very long.

Why the HELL did I buy Val-U-Rite?

There's nothing else in the queue, so open thread until the ONT.

Posted by WeirdDave at 07:00 PM Comments

Food Thread: It's Time To Have A National Conversation About Granola

—CBD

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Specifically, we have to take it back from the...um...granola-eating hippies with dreadlocks, body odor and knit rainbow caps. Because it tastes good. And it's easy to make, certainly after one peruses the cereal aisle and sees how stupidly expensive some of the boutique granolas are. Sorry, but it's oats gussied up with some nuts and fruit and sugar. It's not anything special, and it isn't particularly good for you or bad for you. It's just yummy, and convenient to carry because it is calorically dense compared to an apple (shudder).

But let's get back to "easy to make." It really is. Mix some old fashioned oats with honey and vegetable oil and some chopped nuts and some vanilla. Toss it, then spread on a baking sheet and stick it into a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes, then take it out, toss it with some raisins or dried cranberries, put it back in the oven until it's as browned and crispy as you want. And that is it. If you want to make bars, compress the granola into the baking sheet with a another, smaller sheet. Really lean into it, because the more compact it is the better chance you have of keeping the bars from crumbling. This one is sort of tough, and you will have to play around with the recipe. I compress mine just because I like chunks of granola rather than tiny pieces.

I have been playing around with adding a fair amount of water to the oats to soften them. It seems to ease the dry texture a bit, and I will certainly keep playing around. But at the end of the day, it's just cereal, and there is nothing fancy or morally uplifting about eating cereal. What I would suggest is that you make your own, because it's better than most of the commercial stuff and much, much cheaper.

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The First Rule Of Holes.....

—CBD


This is old news, but the trolling is just fvcking marvelous.

Dunham is so earnest and pompous and superior and so full of shit. I have met a fair number of people from her private school community in Brooklyn, and what is so sad about it is that her attitude and behavior is celebrated. It's no surprise how she turned out.

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Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-13-2017

—OregonMuse

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Prim Library, Sierra Nevada College

Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, where men are men, all the 'ettes are gorgeous, safe spaces are underneath your house and are used as protection against actual dangers, like natural disasters, or Literally Hitler, and special snowflakes do not last. And unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, because if you want ugly, you can't go wrong with golf pants.


Downfall

The beginning of this week marked the anniversary of what ultimately turned out to be the end of World War II, which was accomplished by the use of atomic weapons on two Japanese cities.

The anti-nuke crowd has been dining out for decades on an Eisenhower quote to the effect that the United States didn't "have to" use those bombs. I've always wondered what was his basis for saying that. What was he thinking? Did he agree with the anti-nukers that Japan was on the verge of surrender, anyway? Did he not believe the estimates of the horrific American casualties that would certainly have resulted when Japan's home islands were invaded? Or was he just getting soft in the head? I really would like to know.

As for Operation Downfall, here is a book on the subject that was recommended in last week's thread: Hell to Pay: Operation Downfall and the Invasion of Japan, 1945-1947 By D.M. Giangreco.

The Amazon blurb is quite long and hard to excerpt but it ends with:

Hell to Pay examines the invasion of Japan in light of the large body of Japanese and American operational and tactical planning documents unearthed by the author in both familiar and obscure archives, as well as postwar interrogations and reports that senior Japanese commanders and their staffs were ordered to produce for General MacArthur's headquarters. Hell to Pay clarifies the political and military ramifications of the enormous casualties and loss of material projected by both sides in the climatic struggle to bring the Pacific War to a conclusion through a brutal series of battles on Japanese soil. This groundbreaking history counters the revisionist interpretations questioning the rationale for the use of the atom bomb and shows that President Truman's decision was based on very real estimates of the truly horrific cost of a conventional invasion of Japan.

Those of us infected with tldritis can always settle for Chuck Dixon's graphic novel about Operation Downfall, Storming Paradise.


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

PINCHFART was a 16th century word for a miser.

Usage: I'd rather be a pinchfart than a pinchloaf, which just sounds more substantial, and not in a good way.

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EMT 08/13/17

—krakatoa

EMT

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Overnight Open Thread (12 Aug 2017)

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Saturday Evening Movie Thread 08-12-2017 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

—OregonMuse

Endings

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What do audience’s look for in an ending?

For most, I think, it can boil down to the idea that the plot will reach resolution. That the series of actions that the characters have taken will reach a logical and, perhaps even, satisfying end.

The resolution of plot can be important (your mileage may vary as I don’t quite consider the plot the most important part of a movie so having no resolution doesn’t bother me that much), but there are other factors at play as well. Bringing the thematic content to a head and conveying an intended message can happen in an ending. Simply seeing the full realization of a change in a character is another possibility.

But, have you ever seen an ending that met all of the criteria important to you? Where you wanted to stand up and applaud the creative team for the perfect resolution to everything that came before it? Have you ever seen such an ending and…the movie kept going?

Oh, and fair warning, this post is full of spoilers for some movies, and the comment thread will be too. My rule is, if a movie is older than a couple of years, then it’s ending is fair game in general discussion. Your mileage may vary, hence the warning.


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