Friday, January 25, 2019

Conservative Counter-Offensive in Covingtongate

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I first heard about the Case of the Covington Catholic High School Kids from a coworker while I was on duty Saturday night (19 Jan 2019).

He mentioned in-passing about a claim that some white kids wearing MAGA hat harassed a Native American elder had been debunked.

I thought that would be the end of the story.

It wasn't until a couple days later, after fully waking-up from a night shift, that I realized just how extensive the fake news smear campaign waged against the Covington Kids was.

Since my initial post a couple days ago, more backlash articles, videos and YouTube commentaries sprung up in defense of the Covington Kids.

The Covington Catholic High School was closed on Tuesday (22 Jan 2019), due to threats against the students and the school in-general.

One Chaperone said their kids were targeted.

Some celebrities tried walking back their attacks. Sort of.

But the Covington Kids are still guilty by many leftists of being:

1. White.
2. Wearing MAGA hats.

(Image by Chip Bok)

Mo Mo tweeted this in response to NBC News' accusation:

Good question.

So far the only half-assed retractions made by the media networks and publications has been over Nathan Phillips' lie about being a Vietnam War veteran.  However, they are still carrying his crying wolf of harassment claim.

In fact, as the Amazing Lucas pointed out in a follow-up video, the media tripled-down on the Covington Kids.

(Image by Bob Gorell)

The controversy, or as Tim Poll asserts, Civil War 2.0, was the led story in Daisy Cousens' This Week in Social Justice (Fails).

Sargon of Akkad showed how leftist biases were "confirmed" by playing devil's advocate in his Covington KKK video.

(Image by Mike Lester)

Many leftists continue to go full-libtard over this fake news about racism, which Derek Hunter called it the soft bigotry of liberal preconceptions.

However, like Mark Steyn earlier, Tucker Carlson outed conservatives on his show a few nights ago who joined the virtue signal stampede.  He concluded this incident was our elites having power and crushing anyone who opposes them.

Since both sides of the social-political divide got triggered over this fake news fracas, Steven Crowder laid-out the Top Three Lessons of the MAGA Hat Kids Hoax.

Let's see if anyone adheres to it.

I must admit I never read George Orwell's 1984.  (We read Animal Farm in our high school English class instead).

So during these past few days I learned another creepy, Orwellian term to describe what the Covington Catholic School Boys were "guilty" of:


Fortunately, there seems to be a growing push-back by conservatives.

Vincent James called the incident The Smirk That Awakened the Masses.

And Lauren Chen said lawsuits may be in the making.

Kurt Schlichter thinks the Covington Kids have a case (but it won't be an easy one).

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Fake News Fricasseed by Fact Checks

(Image by Tom Stiglich)
Over the Martin Luther King weekend, a story went viral on Twitter about a group of white teenage boys, wearing MAGA hats, surrounding and taunting an elderly Native American man at the Lincoln Memorial.

The internet exploded with outrage--to include calls for the boys to be doxed, assaulted and murdered--over this blatant incident of racism in the Nation's Capital.

By Monday, thanks to diligent YouTubers--who did the job journalists won't do--only two facts proved to be true.

1.  The boys were white high students from Covington Catholic High School, KY.
2.  They were wearing MAGA hats.

Everything else about the story turned out to be false.


Did the lamestream news media issue retractions?


Did the members of the social media mob issue apologies, or delete their posts?

Some did.

To say I'm appalled at the amount and intensity of the invective spewed against these boys is an understatement.

Since further words fail me, I'll present a series of links to tell this sordid story.

One of the first YouTubers to provide an even-handed account was Tim Pool, who on Sunday (20 Jan 2019) provided there was more to this story.

The following day, Tim came to the conclusion that it was the Native American lied, the media is covering for him and social media is doing nothing.

And of course, Hollyweird celebrities, like Chris Evans who played Captain America, went "full Hydra" and called for doxing the Covington boys.

(Image by A.F. Branco)

But it wasn't Democrats, snowflakes, and social justice whiners who got triggered by this fake news story.  Mark Steyn called-out the RINOs who joined the virtue-signal stampede.

Not only did last weekend's MAGA Teen Racist Narrative wither under the harsh light of fact checking, but the story of the Native American, Nathan Phillips, being a Vietnam War veteran started to come into question.

In fact, Phillips has a history of activism.  Shortly after the incident at the Lincoln Memorial, he tried disrupting a Catholic mass.

First, the folks at This Ain't Hell, requested Phillips' service records.  Then the next day the WaPo corrected their story about Phillips serving in Vietnam.

None of this, however, has quelled the social media mobs baying for blood.

As one friend reported about his leftists coworkers:  " doesn't matter what the facts are, the initial take on the story points to a basic truth, which is what matters."

So we can count on the Two Minutes of Hate directed at the Covington Students to continue.  Or, as Independent Man likened it to an NPC mantra Red Hat Boy Bad.

Liz Wheeler said this is why you can't trust the mainstream media (which includes the ongoing RussiaRussiaRussia Investigation).

And Brittany Hughes asked: Haven't we had enough yet?

At least Paul Joseph Watson assured us that it's okay to smirk and Guy Benson explained why the Covington Case matters to conservatives.

It's also been noted, primarily by Guy Benson and Tim Pool, that one or two of the Twitter accounts were fake and outside the US.  One would assume since leftists are still triggered over Our Grand Nagus' Russian Collusion, they'd be wary of anything on social media.

Or the mainstream media for that matter.

I trust our neighborhood trash collectors over both of them.

Speaking of which...
(Image by Lisa Benson)

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Business Advice from Boromir

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The other day I thought I'd contribute to the plethora of Borormir memes and concoct one alluding to the Gillette commercial I recently wrote about. 

I only posted it on Facebook to my own page and a couple of military sites.

The military guys all liked it to some degree, or at least tolerated it.

The reactions from folks seeing it on my personal page were a bit varied.  Most people liked it, but I managed to trigger a few folks. 

One of them was a cousin of mine.  He was actually nice about it and debated with me about the tone of the Gillette commercial. 

An acquaintance made a comment relating the Gillette commercial to Nike's Colin Kapernich one, along with a couple of likes or sad-faces in response to the debate I was having with my cousin.

Then there was a fellow table-top gamer who posted this:  "...If this commercial insulted you then you are one of the people it is directed at..."

I didn't think twice about responding and instead unfriended him, knowing full-well that I'll frequently run into him during local gaming events.

This is essentially the same attitude the Gillette commercial imposes on men:  If you are not going to be part of the "solution," (as Gillette and their SJW minions see it), then you are part of the problem.

I just want a peaceful, clean shave each morning.

But this is also typical of the Regressives:  People must be bombarded by political-social messages 24/7/365--with overtime on the "patriarchal," "sexist," and "racist" holidays.

I'll leave you with Sargon of Akkad's The Best Men Can Be: An Autopsy.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Gillette Shaves Off Men's Masculinity

(Image used by Fan Advocacy Network's YouTube video)

There's a lot of important news floating around the airwaves and cyberspace, such as--

--The US Government remains partially shut down, over the "manufactured border crisis."

--Four American soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber in Syria, etc.

So why go on about this week's shitty ad by Gillette?

It matters because it's the latest salvo in the regressive's War on Men, or at least hating men.

That men are collectively guilty of bullying and sexism.  Even the American Psychological Association (APA) hopped on board the SJW crazy-train claiming traditional masculinity is harmful.

This matters in the same way it matters that law abiding gun owners are accused of being collectively guilty for mass shootings.

Only worse, because not every man--even in America--owns a firearm.

And it's not just any-old men that the commercial slams.

According to Paul Joseph Watson's video, the men exhibiting bad behavior are mostly white, while the good guys are mostly minority men.

Even if the commercial were indeed a mere harmless virtue signal by Gillette to display it's Get Woke [Go Broke] bona-fides, we don't don't need Life lessons from a razor company.

(Image from Keri Smith's article Gillette Goes for Woke)
At least one marketing professor said a company makes a grave mistake by alienating a portion of its customers.

The actual commercial has earned over 708K dislikes vs. 331K likes at the time of this writing.  But among the YouTube videos I've watched on this topic, there are claims of Gillette deleting comments and finagling the like/dislike facts.

And it's not just us men who don't like the commercial (or the social-political implications of it).

Women dislike it too--

--Liz Wheeler said men are not the problem.

--Daisy Cousens from Down Under said this "Toxic Masculinity" ad is WRONG.  (And just 40 seconds into her show asks "why the Hell would you use the Young Turks?").

 --Lauren Chen (a.k.a. The Roaming Millennial) slams the "Men Do Better!" mantra.

--Michelle Malkin wrote about Proctor & Gamble's toxic sanctimony. Nor was this the first time, Proctor & Gamble produced an SJW-tainted commercial.

The commercial though does have it's supporters.

Gillette's Facebook Page showed a total of 134K responses.
If you click on the emoticons, you get this expanded breakdown:  64K likes followed by 60K dislikes, 7.2K angry, 1.2 hilarious, 536 ambiguous wows, and 127 sad.

And if your the solitary lefty on The Five--you throw in racism for good measure.

No matter what Gillette's rationale was for concocting this ad, as I posted on their Facebook promotion:

Gillette has cut itself open to being meme-fodder.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Border Crisis and Continued Government Shutdown

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Earlier this week, Our Grand Nagus addressed the nation on border security, making his case to fund The Wall.

Of course, Schumer and Pelosi made a televised counter-speech, which became instant meme-fodderTownhall determined two of the most popular memes.

The day after the dueling speeches, Trump met with Chuck & Nancy for a few minutes--literally.

So we remain at an impasse both on border security and the government shutdown.

(Image by A.F. Branco)

Meanwhile, the non-FOX News media sided with Chuck & Nancy claiming the border crisis is "fake news." However, even the WaPo concedes there is, in fact, a crisis along the border.

Despite this concession, most of the media is throwing everything against the wall to see what sticks.

Several conservative commentators were relieved Our Grand Nagus didn't declare a state of emergency.  (See Guy Benson's Good, Bad & Ugly about the stalemate).

Of course, Dimocrats and the snowflake minions have flipped-out over the notion.

However, according to at least one law professor, Trump the Usurper does have the power to declare a national emergency--thanks in large part due to Democrats acquiescing power to the Executive Branch over the years.

Chuck & Nancy's lies about the border may have been detrimental to their cause:  Population Replacement. 

But it's not just Dimocrats, left-wing media, and assorted SJWs.  Plenty of RINOs don't want the wall either.

In other words, lots of folks in "The Swamp" fear a change in the status quo.

(Image by Tom Stiglich)

Saturday, January 5, 2019

The "Truth" Behind Brexit

One of the movies Social Justice Whiners across the pond will have to look forward to this year is:  Brexit.  (See attached trailer above).

This is suppose to expose the "truth" behind the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU).

Translation:  Her Majesty's subjects were duped into voting for a British Exit, or "Brexit" from the EU-ocracy by a social media savvy con-man.

What caught my eye about this YouTube post was there were 9.8K "thumbs-up" vs. 1.5K "thumbs-down" over this movie trailer.

You'd think a 9:1 approval rating would reflect in the comments section.

Not so.  Or at least not that I've seen.

Every comment below the one I made was negative and disparaging, or at least wondering if this was a joke.

It makes me wonder who--or what--is giving this movie trailer nearly 10 thousand thumbs-up.

Bots?  NPCs?

One would assume that potential viewers of Brexit--the movie--and supporters of the "People's Vote," a 2nd Referendum on Brexit--the democratic vote--would also post their views on this matter.

Meanwhile, long before the leftist, anti-Brexit propaganda film gets aired, a number of commentators have already given us the truth--without quotation marks--

--Back in March 2018, Nigel Farage explained why Britain left the European Union.

--In October, Pat Condell didn't spare anyone's feelings over the "Crybaby Vote."

--And a week before Christmas David Cullen also explained Brexit and the laughable People's Vote Campaign.

While the Brexit issue may have little direct impact on the lives of us American conservatives, we certainly understand the plight of our British cousins.  We've been experiencing similar public and political tantrums ever since Crooked Queen Hillary's coronation was derailed by Trump the Usurper in the 2016 Presidential Election.

Leftists--on both sides of the Atlantic--are sore losers, or "Regressives" as many of us like-minded folks are calling them.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Dimocrats Deaf on Defending Americans

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The day after Christmas 2018, Corporal Ranil Singh of the Newman CA PD was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant while conducting a traffic stop.

A timeline of the shooting and the arrest of the killer along with several accomplices has been provided by ABC News.

One would think in this case, where a naturalized-American police officer shot and killed by an illegal alien would make the "Dimtards" (formerly known as Democrats) realize our country needs the border wall Our Grand Nagus promised us.

Think again.

Not one CA Dimtard politician mentioned Cpl Singh's name.

But, hey.  What's a few more dead Americans if it means the Dimtards can score a few more political points?

So build The Wall already!

And please, no more "border security."