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Scapegoating Columbus…

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Don’t read merely the main article  in this  link — read all of them to grasp that the attack on Columbus is in reality an attack on the virtues of Western civilization.   Columbus is a 15th C man in a 21st C court,  with a jury consisting of self-righteous,  ignorant pretend victims claiming 20-20 hindsight.   The explorer was  a victim  of the culture wars even before we knew what to call them.

UPDATE:  And still more people think  property damage  is the answer.   There  are many  of them.

UPDATE:    And more yet.  It would be wise to contemplate  what follows  the toppling of statues.

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October 14, 2019 at 2:04 pm

A most proper wish…

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I stole this from Debby Witt at The Corner,  as I rank it as one of the finest counterpoints to the insane politically correctness we suffer from today:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or explicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter-solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2019, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, or sexual preference of the wishee.

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December 25, 2018 at 9:18 am

Ruining the holidays…

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…one song at a time.   “Baby It’s Cold Outside” was banned by San Francisco’s KOIT,  but reinstated after a revolt by over three-quarters of its listeners.  The lyrics have  been rewritten  by supposedly woke songwriters Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski to emphasize the importance of consent in sexual relationships.   If being woke translates as “I have no clue about romance” these two twits should be awarded gold stars.   I know we’ve been through this before, but have they never known anyone who wanted them to stay past quitting time?

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December 16, 2018 at 2:58 pm

Wasn’t Rotherham enough?

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Apparently England  learned nothing  from the first scandal and evil of young British girls being groomed for sex by Muslim immigrants.   Then there were similar events in Rochdale,  Derby,  Oxford,  Bristol,  Banbury,  Aylesbury,  and Keighley.

Now we’re on to the West Midlands,  to the town  of Telford,  where up to 1,000 children have been groomed,  beaten,  raped,  and/or drug-addicted.   And yet again the police were very careful not to mention the Middle Eastern background of any of the abusers,  or their religion,  for fear of charges of racism.   Mark steyn has a  few thoughts  on the matter.

That has long been happening here in America where law enforcement is terrified of being called racist or bigoted,  and the news media  is only too happy to ignore national origin,  religion,  and sexual orientation in order to portray anyone employing judgment, rationality and common sense as extremist and straight out of Hillary’s bag of deplorables.

Do not imagine such evil can not happen here.  I am fairly certain that it already has in places like Minneapolis with a large Muslim population, but unless someone blows the whistle,  you won’t hear about it  because of the ongoing collusion among law enforcement, politicians and the media.  All of the advanced civilizations as Hillary calls them, will be helpless.  The South and far West still allow citizens to arm themselves, so the grooming of communities there is likely to be interrupted by gunfire.

Do your part by letting your elected local officials know you are watching and guarding against such actions.   Look at your local police department arrest blotter  —  many are online now.   Hassain as a last name is generally Muslim,  but not always.   Jones is rarely considered a Muslim surname,  but prisoners with that last name have converted in prison,  so you can not tell just by the name alone.   Be careful how you research,   or you will find yourself a target of one of the forms of “lawfare” the Muslim Mafia employ to intimidate their opponents — whish is every infidel in the world.

The USA has not quite descended to the level of Britain in refusing entry to truth-tellers,  but only because Hillary lost.  Look for something similar to this  to happen here in the near future.



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March 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Halloween 2017…

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Halloween should be light-hearted  and fun,  but the  social justice jerks are out in full force.   To which I reply we should all  carve pumpkins  with a Henry rifle or some  other firearm.     You might skip this in some areas, like  Salem,  Massachusetts,   where police are already on alert.  If you’re still decorating,  try these ghosts  or a  spider web   or some  spooky silhouettes    or masks.   The White House has  finished its  decorating and it looks great.

October 31st is also the date Martin Luther  launched the  Protestant Reformation but if you don’t feel like studying that,  enjoy  this historical collection of Halloween pranks and such,  then marvel at  7,000 Jack O’Lanterns.   Or take a gander at Debby Witt’s  collection of  scary stuff at The Corner of National Review Online.   Appropriate as you see fit,  because it’s  really appreciation,  and proceed to enjoy the evening as it should be celebrated!   Don’t behave like these  miserable miscreants.  even to provide a few chuckles for your local police.


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October 31, 2017 at 2:05 pm

ESPN is crazy…

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ESPN has  pulled an  Asian man named Robert Lee from announcing a University of Virginia football game lest it upset someone.   His name became a political issue only because ESPN made it one.   My advice to Mr. Lee is to find another job.

I was wrong —  ESPN isn’t really crazy,  it’s just plain stupid!



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August 23, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Is it…

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…just me,  or is the Daily Mail  story insanely  politically correct for failing to mention the robber’s clothing and choice of headgear?   Baltimore has for years been a wretched place to live for decent folk,  courtesy of the liberals and progressives who have run it into the ground.   This is just a further demonstration of how little Democratic politicians care about their constituents.



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June 8, 2017 at 11:56 am

Roger Ailes, R.I.P.

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The founder and CEO of FOX News  has died.   I suspect that his recent ouster on the basis of allegations of sexual misconduct had more to do with the personal political views of Rupert Murdoch’s sons than with truth and justice.  After all,  that is what they have done in their jobs as CEO and co-chairman of Fox News’ parent company,  21st Century Fox,  and they appear to be busily destroying the FOX brand.

Democrats hated Roger Ailes because he was effective — a cardinal sin if you dare to promote less than progressive views.  A lot of people  admired him and what he created.   Count me among them.

UPDATE:  Some views from others,  beginning with  Ken McIntyre,  then Steve Peoples,  and  Rush Limbaugh,  along with  Pres. George  H.W. Bush.   Shepard Smith had a  more personal  take on the death of his mentor from complications resulting from a fall.

UPDATE:  And one more from Andrew Ferguson,  here.

UPDATE:  And a summation of what Ailes wrought,  from Jonah Goldberg,  here.

I’m not sure it will take Murdoch’s liberal  sons as  long as five years to destroy what Ailes created.


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May 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Blooming stupidity…

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Bloomington, Indiana was once inhabited by sturdy people with common sense.   Yet they now have a  mayor who  has proudly  proclaimed that Columbus Day and Good Friday will now be known as Fall and Spring Holiday,  so as to make the holidays more inclusive.  Of course he is a Democrat,  and a very liberal one at that.   He is also an idiot,  and I hope the voters see fit to vote him out after his term.




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November 21, 2016 at 10:06 am

School name changes push-back…

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If the  assorted names  suggested by the public are anything to go by,  Texans are fed up with this rush to give public educational facilities politically correct names which the Left approves of.

Why do liberals and progressives assume that by changing words they can actually change history?   It must be the side effect of all that magical thinking they must indulge in.



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April 25, 2016 at 11:54 pm