Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Nuke Nutcase of North Korea

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Mid last week, Our Grand Nagus hosted a classified briefing warning senators that the North Korean threat is "urgent." In the aftermath of the meeting, the White House is considering putting North Korea on the State Sponsors of Terrorism list.

By the end of the week, Trump said during a Reuters interview that a major, major conflict with North Korea is possible.  Meanwhile, Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, urged the UN to act "before North Korea does." 

But even if we avoid a major, major conflict--or even just a major conflict--with Kim Jong-Un's gang, there's a few more failed states we may have to contend with.

Mark Steyn calls this the Age of the Nuclear Basket Case.

(Image by Gary Varvel)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Haram Hogs Hit ISIS Team

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Here's some good news for a change:

A few days ago, herd of wild boars killed three militants

Well, that's 216 maidens who'll maintain their virginity in Paradise.

Never mind sending Americans into harms way.  We should deploy Haram hogs against our jihadist enemies.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Backing Out Of Berkeley

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Well, Firebrand Ann ended up cancelling her speech at Berkeley yesterday.

She managed to chat with Tucker Carlson last night about another dark day for free speech.

Her talk's theme:  Enforcing existing immigration laws that have been on the books for years--generations actually.

Firebrand Ann's speech wasn't the only venue shut down due to threats of violence.

Tomorrow's 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade has been cancelled.

The reason:  Because members of the Multnomah County Republican Party were going to participate in the parade.

Greg Gutfeld and The Five crew called it another victory for the anti-free speech movement.

But as Mark Steyn points out in his The State vs Free Speech article, this "new" movement isn't new at all, but has been active for several years.

Whether old or new, Hannity reminded us in his opening monologue that stifling free speech should trouble every American.

Monday, April 24, 2017

'Flaking Out Over Firebrand Ann

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Firebrand Ann Coulter still plans on showing up at the People's Democratic Republic of Berkeley, despite having her venue cancelled, then reinstated-sort of.

The campus politburo cited "security concerns" for initially cancelling Firebrand Ann's appearance and then finding a "protectable" venue.

Mr Angry McDeanscream seems to think "hate speech" isn't protected by the US Constitution.

He's not the only one.  The snowflakes and crybullies currently inhabiting campuses posses the same collective group-think--and their willingness to employ violence to enforce it.

As Mark Steyn observed:  "Security" is the new "shut up" to conservatives.

One silver lining in all this is that comedy shows like "The Simpsons" are taking shots at SJWs.    

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Booting Bill O'Reilly

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I limit my network news viewing almost exclusively to FOX News.  Any remaining viewing time I have left, I devote to local news stations.

So I have to admit, that up until mid last week, I only glanced at the headlines of Bill O'Reilly's sexual harassment scandal from other networks.

Despite my affection for FOX, the only reason I'd tune in to Bill's show, The Factor, was to hear what his guests had to say.

That is--if I could actually hear them.  Bill was too bombastic for my tastes.  I disliked the way he interrupted and talked-over his guests--especially if they were women.

This past Thursday FOX blandly announced O'Reilly will not return, while other news agencies trumpeted he was fired, and O'Reilly's legal team said he resigned.

For any of you other FOX viewers, there will be a new prime time lineup starting next month.

This isn't the only lawsuit faced by the "Fair & Balanced" network though. Last year, Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment suit against CEO Roger Ailes

I've notice over the past few years that several women left FOX News for various reasons--including sexual harassment claims.  And not just the anchor women either; but contributing commentators like Kirsten Powers, Mary Katherine Ham and S.E. Cupp, just to name a few.

Amid all the justifiable hoopla over all the sexual harassment allegations, leftists still have a habit of being selective about the cases they get truly spun up about.  Brent Bozell pointed out the element of hypocrisy in the Anti-O'Reilly Army.

And there's a growing e-mail trail that there was a leftist campaign to oust O'Reilly.

But even if every allegation is "fake news," I'm not glad to see Bill O'Reilly get the boot--but I'm not sorry either.

(Image by Gary Varvel)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The New Deterrence Deputy in Town

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VDH wrote a thoughtful article on Our Grand Nagus's attempt to restore deterrence--one bomb at a time.

Trump's salvos certainly aren't "Mission Accomplished" moments--they're merely signals to our adversaries that the Era of Hope & Change is over.

As VDH wrote, we're just now starting to restore some semblance of deterrence.  We have a long way to go, with potential hazards along the way.

But still, it's a good start...

(Image by Glenn McCoy)

Friday, April 21, 2017

A Tale of Two Shootings

Three days ago, Kori Ali Muhammed killed three white men at random, in Fresno, CA, because he "hates white people."

He also cried "Allahu Akbar," when taken into custody.

However, between Fresno PD and the FBI we're being told this was not an act of Islamic terrorism

Then yesterday in Paris, a gunman killed a police officer at the Champs Elysees and wounded two others.

ISIS quickly claimed responsibility.

Now I don't doubt that the Fresno shooting was primarily motivated by racial hatred.  But I find it disturbing how our officials are quick-on-the-draw to tell us:

No Islamic jihad to see here Citizen, move along...

Monday, April 17, 2017

Rebel Media Video: Popular Chocolates Now Labeled "Halal," not "Easter"

As David Menzies said in this video:  It looks like Easter has gotten the "Happy Holidays Treatment."

That is, glossing over the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Christ.

Now I'm no Harvard Business School of Business graduate, but to me a better company policy would be to make candies that cater to both Christian and Muslim customers.

I'd have no qualms if companies like Cadbury concocted candy for Islamic holidays, instead of completely caving to creeping sharia law.

It's skirmishes like this in the on-going Culture War that could have a lasting impact for those of us inside the Ramparts of Western Civilization.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Media's Short Attention Span vs. Jihadists' Long-Term Genocidal Strategy

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Palm Sunday saw two Coptic Christian churches bombed in Egypt.  By Holy Thursday, most of the media lost interest in this story.

Piers Morgan pointed out the media doesn't care about the Palm Sunday attacks (but they should).

Especially when Egyptian security forces killed seven more jihadis planning additional attacks.

I'd say these attacks are the tip of the jihadi iceberg, but Mark Steyn has a better analogy:

It's the incoming roar.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Palm Sunday Weekend Terror Attacks

(Image by Steve Breen in The Federalist Papers)
Our jihadist enemies weren't idle over the weekend.

While chattering class debated the effectiveness and legalities of the missile strike against Syria, a Uzbek carjacked a beer truck, plowed it into a crowd killing four and injuring 15 in Stockholm, Sweden.

And as usual, he turned out to be another Known Wolf who evaded deportation.

Then on Palm Sunday, two bombs killed 44 church-goers and injured 100 during Palm Sunday services in Egypt.

A tidbit of good news emerged from Iraq:  Iraqi Christians celebrated their first Palm Sunday Mass in three years.  Let's hope this trend continues.

But back in San Bernadino, a mass shooting occurred in an elementary school.

This story was just breaking yesterday as I was composing this post.  This turned out to be a murder-suicide involving a husband (suicide shooter) and his wife.  While there's probably no connection with global jihad, incidents like this still make me say "WTF?"

Monday, April 10, 2017

Trump Backslaps Syria

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Late last week while my wife an I enjoyed a couple of rare days off--together--Grand Nagus Donolf Trumpler met with China's president, Xi Jinping.

Oh, and launched a Tomahawk missile strike against the Syrian airbase that conducted a chemical weapons attack.

Apparently, the Grand Nagus didn't get Barry O's memo about establishing multiple red lines for murderous dictators to cross.

Reactions--on both sides of the political divide--have been mixed.  Russia certainly isn't happy.

Speaking of the Russians:  The Pentagon is conducting an investigation to determine if Russia actually helped Syria conduct the chemical attack.

While I share the concern about us getting into a "Syrian quagmire"--or worse--going head-to-head with Russia, like The Diplomad and Dystopic are--and for good reasons--I'm all for putting the Usual Suspects "on notice." 

Even if the Syrian airbase is back in business:  Mark Steyn pointed out Trump hit a reset button for the world, while Greg Gutfeld cheered Trump reminded everyone who's boss.

Whether one thinks the Grand Nagus made the right decision or the wrong one, at this point it's better than making no decisions at all...
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Suzy Surveillance and the Fake News Fakeout

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Back in March, "Rice Krispies," as one of my on-line friends calls Susan Rice, did a "Sgt Schultz" impersonation on PBS.  But since she was ID'd as Suzy Surveillance the Unmasker, she went from "I see nothing! I know nothing!" to "...I leaked nothing to nobody..."

Commentators Bill O'Reilly and Laura Ingraham poked fun at her double-negative--which linguistically makes her statement a positive--which means she did leak something to somebody.

Or something.   

Anyway, semantics aside, Senator Tom Cotton gave Suzy Surveillance another nickname:  The Typhoid Mary of the Obama Administration.

Meanwhile, CNN is still spinning its newspeak, claiming the Susan Rice Surveillance Story is fake news.

I like how Mark Steyn put it:  The non-FOX News media is upset that "...someone has managed to out-fake our fake news of the Fake Susan Rice Story..." 

All the hue & cry of "fake news" by the leftist media does is convince us like-minded folks of being a case of "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

Methinks the media doth unmask itself...  
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Susan Rice Asked for Trump Transition Associates to be Unmasked

Well, apparently Ms. Benghazi-was-caused-by-a-video-Rice is behind the unmasking of Trump's teammates in the "Russian Hacking" scandal.

According to FOX News, this new development comes from multiple sources.

Even though CNN provided a handy-dandy glossary to wiretapping terms, to include masking/unmasking, panelists on Andy Cooper's show claimed the unmasking claim was fake news.

The Diplomad rolled-in with a quick post, On Spying, Again as information on this story continues to be unmasked.

Meanwhile, those "nefarious Russians" are having tragic problems of their own.

Yesterday, a terrorist tossed a nail bomb into a crowded commuter train carriage at the St. Petersburg Metro.

In response, Al Jazeera's Arabic Facebook page was flooded with happy emoticons from happy Muslims celebrating the attack.

While I've been critical of nearly all of the Barechested Czar's actions...

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...I'll give this enemy-of-my-enemy a measure of respect for his attitude towards terrorists.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Statutes of Sanctuary Lunacy

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While debates over wiretapping and Russian hacking rage, many (all?) of our metropolitan areas, from the Big Apple to the Emerald City, are still defying federal immigration laws.

The Seattle Politburo wants a cool million dollars for a legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation.

Two things I noticed about this Seattle Times article:

1. The word "illegal" is missing from the title.
2. The article is not open to comments.

In previous left-leaning articles I've read in the Seattle Times--which allowed comments--at least half of the responses were of the "WTF?" variety. 

But the sanctuary city stance is more sordid than bilking taxpayers to fund illegal aliens' legal fees, and concocting headlines with newspeak.  According to a DHS report, sanctuary cities have released violent criminal aliens.

Back in the Bay State, Michelle DuBois (D) attempted to warn illegal aliens of a supposed ICE raid in Brockton, MA.

The Bristol County Sheriff called for Ms DuBois to be investigated.  I'm willing to bet that if she had an "(R)" at the end of her name, and was seen chatting with a Russian official at some cocktail party, the non-FOX News media would be hollering for her resignation.

Instead:  .