Monday, June 27, 2016

Post Brexit: EU Member States to Formally Merge



From Express

EUROPEAN political chiefs are to take advantage of Brexit by unveiling their long-held plan to morph the continent’s countries into one GIANT SUPERSTATE, it has emerged today.


The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”. 
Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.

Controversially member states would also lose what few controls they have left over their own borders, including the procedure for admitting and relocating refugees. 
The plot has sparked fury and panic in Poland - a traditional ally of Britain in the fight against federalism - after being leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info.

It is already almost a single country already, but at least they had SOME border controls, and control over their own military. Looks like Brexit happened at just the right time.


Heavy Metal Monday


As recommended by Phil





Thursday, June 16, 2016

Gun sales surge among gays & lesbians



From Fox

DENVER -- Gun sales are surging in the wake of Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. The tragedy is generating new debate over gun control reform and the right to bear arms.
Gun shops typically see a spike in customers after mass shootings. But this time, many are seeing shoppers they’ve never really seen before: More gays and lesbians.
George Horne, the owner of The Gun Room, Denver’s oldest firearms dealer, said Tuesday business is booming at his store.
"For this time of year I’d say its three to four times what we normally have," he said.
Background checks that once took minutes can now take hours. It's a sales surge similar to what happened after Sandy Hook and the Aurora theater shootings.
“We’re not surprised by it,” Horne said.
However, what’s different this time around is the clientele. Mike Smith, a firearms instructor in Colorado Springs, is one of many closely tracking the sudden surge in gays and lesbians buying weapons.
“I think right now because of what happened, people are looking for answers,” he said. “You walk into a gun shop and you expect to see people, frankly, who look like me. I think we forget we’re a country of all people, not just people who fit that predetermined mold.”
I am glad they are realizing that the progressive statists do not really care about them. The less support for gun control, the better.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

We need Stupidity Control, not Gun Control



President Obama spoke to reporters Monday about the terrorist attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and said Omar Mateen had a “Glock which had a lot of clips in it.”
Obama also said Mateen had an “assault rifle.”
According to CNN, the President explained that Mateen acquired his guns via a background check. And he explained that the background check did not stop Manteen “because he did not have a criminal record that in some ways would prohibit him from purchasing” his weapons.
Breitbart News has previously warned readers not to be fooled into believing background checks will prevent high-profile attackers from striking, and Obama’s admission is confirmation that background checks did not hinder Mateen in the least. Background checks only stop actual criminals, not latent ones.
 More at Breitbart. I will let the stupidity speak for itself.

 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Orlando, Gun Control and Progressive Hypocrisy


The worst shooting in US history - and the bloodiest attack since September 11th 2001 - occurred at a gay nightclub. The attack itself could have been prevented, and it is certainly the symptom of political correctness run amok, but it also reflects the indifference of progressives.

Progressives are no friend of the gays. Most conservatives, while opposed to gay marriage, will tolerate them as long as they keep things private and in between consenting adults. Libertarians believe that the state should not be involved in any type of marriage. Progressivist attitudes toward gays has historically been hostile, with the Soviet Union sending gays to the gulag, the Hitler's National Socialists executing them and the Cubans performing experiments on them to try and "cure" gayness.

Even the cultural marxists see gays as a means to an end - usually as a voting bloc - and nothing more. Both economic and cultural marxists support the disarmament of citizens - both gay and straight - while simultaneously apologizing for violent jihadists and advocating open borders. Already, Hillary Clinton has called for disarmament, as well as democratic senators.

Presumptive Democratic nominee pledges to fight for LGBT community’s “right to live freely”
Hillary Clinton echoed President Barack Obama’s statements on Sunday, calling the Orlando mass shooting “an act of terror” and “an act of hate.”
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee went on to blame easily accessed guns as part of the problem that led to the massacre, which left 50 dead and 53 wounded.
“We need to keep guns like the ones used last night out of the hands of terrorists or other violent criminals,” she said in a statement issued on Sunday.




Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saturday Night [Music] Special


David Petrarus & Mark Kelly Launch Gun Control Group



From CNN
Washington (CNN)Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, who has long resisted calls to run for political office, is teaming up with retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly to create a new group urging greater gun control.
The two announced on Friday that they were launching Veterans Coalition for Common Sense to encourage elected leaders to "do more to prevent gun tragedies." The group will feature veterans from every branch of the military who are urging lawmakers to toughen gun laws, the organization said in a news release. 
"As service members, each of us swore an oath to protect our Constitution and the homeland. Now we're asking our leaders to do more to protect our rights and save lives," said Kelly, the husband of former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and co-founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions, a group that advocates for tougher gun laws.

Another disarmament group would be unremarkable if not for the notoriety of the two men behind this one. The first is David Petraeus, also called "Betray-Us" by the progressives when he worked for the Bush Administration. As Obama's defense secretary, he leaked classified information through an extramarital affair he had with his biographer, and was punished only leniently. He is unfit to command a lemonade stand, much less dictate whether people can or cannot defend themselves.

Mark Kelly was denied the purchase of an AR-15 in an attempt to use the purchase for propaganda. He also committed a felony at a gun show in New York City.

A TTAG reader writes: “Mark ‘I wasn’t really buying that AR-15‘ Kelly is committing a felony right in front of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. It’s against New York State (NYS) law for someone to be in possession (i.e. holding) a handgun without a valid NYS Pistol license. Mark Kelly can’t have a NYS pistol license because he’s not a legal resident of New York.” An Empire State firearms attorney told TTAG that there’s an exception for firearms training but, as far as he can tell, not gun shows. Unless we hear otherwise, under Article 265 of New York State penal law, Mr. Kelly’s committing a Class E felony. But wait! There’s more! Well, there would have been if Kelly hadn’t been pressed for time. “Kelly bought a book on Colt revolvers,” washingtontimes.com reports, “and said later he probably would have bought a gun if he had had more time.”


Friday, June 10, 2016

Classic Art Friday: Henrietta Rae



Venus Enthroned
Maidens of Spring
Hyleas and the Water Nymphs

Bacchante
Spring

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kate Upton in Zero G [Repost]

I put this up before, but I saw an article in Dailycaller that brought it back to my mind.


"Some women, Commander Norton had decided long ago, should not be
allowed aboard ship; weightlessness did things to their breasts that
were too damn distracting. It was bad enough when they were motionless;
but when they started to move, and sympathetic vibrations set in, it was
more than any warm-blooded male should be asked to take. He was quite
sure that at least one serious space accident had been caused by acute
crew distraction, after the transit of a well-upholstered lady officer
through the control cabin."

- Arthur C Clarke, Rendezvous with Rama



State Department Commissions Superhero Cartoons For Pakistan







HT Weaselzippers

A Department of State program is soliciting pitches for an animated superhero TV show that would air in Pakistan.
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) announced a grant award of no more than $1,250,000 for a two-season superhero show “to promote security and stability in Pakistan,” according to a government notice posted Wednesday.
“Key to this new character’s success will be that he/she possesses a local, indigenous persona, fully immersed in Pakistani culture,” the announcement stated. The show’s superhero character is intended to be a positive role model for youths between the ages of 14 and 25. The project description notes that more than 100 million Pakistanis — the majority of the country’s population — are under 25. Daily Caller
The State Department spends millions on cartoons, but it never hired extra security for the Consulate in Benghazi. Amazing priorities.

A cartoon fitting for Pakistan



Katie Couric Interviews from Fraudulent Gun Documentary being removed from Youtube



Freebeacon
The Weinstein Company, which owns the distribution rights for 2014’s Fed Up, requested that two interviews at the center of accusations that the Katie Couric-produced and narrated documentary used deceptive editing be removed from Youtube.
Youtube documentation lists the takedown request as “manually detected” and made by the Weinstein Company. The Washington Free Beacon has initiated a counter-notification requesting that the videos be reinstated on fair use grounds since the videos are the subject of a news report. The Free Beacon has moved the videos to another video platform and reinserted them into the original story while the dispute is settled by Youtube.
The videos feature two interviews from Fed Up where the producers of the film are accused of unethical editing techniques. In one of the videos Dr. David Allison is shown stumbling during an answer and then pausing for several seconds before the film cuts to another interview, an answer to the question he was asked is never shown. Dr. Allison said he did provide an answer to the question and that Couric assured him he could pause to rework answers if he needed.
Too little too late for the gun grabbers. The truth about this is already out there for all to see.

Hillary Clinton in 2006: Physical Barrier Necessary For Border [Hypocrisy]


But when any conservative, or even Republican says the same thing, it is "racist."

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bernie Sanders supporters beat each other up

From Weasel Zippers.

Each group thinks the other are Trump supporters. Blind hatred corrupts the mind, body and soul, and consumes them. It will only get worse, especially when Hillary wins the nomination. They and the Hillary supporters feel entitled to the wealth and property of others, and they do not care how it affects others. After what happened at San Jose though, I cannot bring myself to wish for peace between these useful idiots.



Feminism: Anything But Empowering


Feminism is Misogynistic, just as War is Peace and Ignorance is Strength. While reducing girls to misandrist dykes or superficial sluts and turning them into safespace harpies, feminists join the chorus to silence critics of Sharia Law, and ultimately, the voices of its female victims.


Hillary Clinton: Bad For Women



Today is voting day in California. Hillary Clinton has a terrible track record on women's issues. She is known to have used a loophole to get an accused child rapist freed on a technicality, and she has harassed women who were victimized by her husband Bill Clinton.

Monday, June 6, 2016

D Day Dog: Bing



Dailymail
He must have looked a fearsome sight as he parachuted into the heart of occupied Europe.
His keen eyes scoured the battlefield for enemy troops and he was poised to hit the ground running.
It might not have been quite what the Germans were expecting from Britain's D-Day invasion force – but Bing the para-dog played a vital role in liberating France.
He was one of the first dogs to be dropped behind enemy lines with  British paratroopers.
From the moment the two-year-old Alsatian-collie cross put his paws on Normandy soil (albeit after a tangle with a tree) he was ready for action.
Anywhere there was trouble, even after he was wounded by mortar fire, he was there to sniff it out.
And when something didn't  seem quite right, he would freeze and point towards the danger with his nose.
During rest breaks, he kept watch over sleeping British troops; on the move, he pioneered the advance through potential danger zones.
His fearless excursions through perilous terrain and behind enemy lines were credited with saving hundreds of servicemen from ambush, later earning him the PDSA's Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.
Now, for the first time, Bing's story is being told through his own eyes – in a children's book written by a former paratrooper. The Amazing Adventures of Bing the Parachuting Dog chronicles his civilian and military career by recreating some of his wartime tales of doggy derring-do.
Bing, or Brian, as he was then called, was given to the Army at the outbreak of the war when rationing meant six-year-old Betty Fetch and her family, from Loughborough, Leicestershire, could no longer afford to keep him.
After a few practice runs back in Blighty, he leapt into action with the elite 6th Airborne Division over Normandy on June 6, 1944. Heavy anti-aircraft fire raked his plane, and history records that he needed an encouraging boot to propel him landwards.
But once on the ground he lived up to the  Division motto: 'Go to it!'



Heavy Metal Monday









Crisis of Character: Hillary terrified Whitehouse Staff, even Bill



NYPost

Hillary Clinton has a “Jekyll and Hyde” personality that left White House staffers scared stiff of her explosive — and even physical — outbursts, an ex-Secret Service officer claims in a scathing new tell-all.
Gary Byrne, who was posted outside the Oval Office when Bill Clinton was president, portrays Hillary as too “erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent” to become leader of the free world, according to advance promotional materials exclusively obtained by Page Six.
The allegations from Byrne, a 29-year veteran of the military and federal law enforcement, threaten to derail her campaign days before she is expected to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination.
He describes Hillary Clinton as acting friendly one moment, then raging the next.
“What I saw in the 1990s sickened me,” he writes in the intro of the book, “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses his Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate.”
The book claims she repeatedly screamed obscenities at her husband, Secret Service personnel and White House staffers — all of whom lived in terror of her next tirade.
Secret Service agents had discussions about the possibility that they would have to protect Bill from his wife’s physical attacks, Byrne writes, and the couple had one “violent encounter” the morning of a key presidential address to the nation.
Meanwhile, a paranoid Hillary Clinton tried to have the Secret Service banned from the White House and once tried to ditch her security detail, Byrne says.
“Hillary Clinton is now poised to become the Democratic nominee for president of the United States, but she simply lacks the integrity and temperament to serve in the office,” he writes.
Gary Byrne's book has shot to the top of Amazon's bestseller list, even before it's release. She has the personality type that she may attempt violence against the American people. If the failed siege on the Bundy Ranch is any indication, such adventures will almost certainly be doomed to fail, but it is still troubling that she made it this far.

There is nothing positive about her, and her attitudes toward victims of her Husbands advances mean that she is not the "everywoman" candidate she claims to be either.

D Day

Never Forget


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Joanne Bolser, Teacher, Suspended Over "Racist" Math Quiz


This test has gotten teachers in trouble over the past two decades. It is humorous and entertaining enough to keep the students interested. Of course, the perpetually offended do not want people to learn.

From Dailymail

'There are 20 girls in his gang... What percentage has Tyrone knocked up?' Alabama teacher suspended for handing out racist math quiz featuring drugs, violence and prostitution to 8th graders

  • Joanne Bolser was reportedly suspended from Burns Middle School 
  • A student in her eighth grade language arts class texted a picture of the test to his mother, who reported it 
  • The test references Tyrone 'knocking up' four girls in a gang' and 'Pedro' serving six years in prison 
  • Quiz is known as the 'LA Math Proficiency Test', which has been circulating online and getting teachers suspended since the early '90s
An Alabama middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after handing out a 10-question math quiz filled with references to drugs, violence and prostitutes to her eighth grade class.
Joanne Bolser was suspended after one of her language arts students at Burns Middle School in Mobile took a picture of the quiz and sent it to his mom, according to WPMI
Bolser is a longtime educator who is set to retire this year.  
One of the questions in the quiz, known online as the 'LA Math Proficiency Test', refers to 'Tyrone' who 'knocked up four girls in the gang'. 'There are 20 girls in his gang,' the question continues. 'What is the exact percentage of girls Tyrone knocked up?' 
Another references a drug dealer named Leroy, who 'sells an 8 ball to Antonio for $320 and 2 grams to Juan for $85 per gram'. 'What is the street value of the rest of his hold?' it then asks. 
There are also references to 'Ramon' and his frequent 'drive-by shootings', 'Pedro' serving six years for murder, Desmond and his stolen BMW and Corvette cars, and Dwayne - who 'pimps 3 ho's'. 'If the price is $85 per trick, how many tricks per day must each ho turn to support Dwayne's $800 per day crack habit,' the question then asks. 
Erica Hall, the mother who received a picture of the test from her son on Friday, said she couldn't believe it when she saw the questions.



Rodrigo Duterte [Philippine President] To the Philippino People: Shoot Criminals And I'll Give You A Medal



From AP

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president-elect has encouraged the public to help him in his war against crime, urging citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug dealers who resist arrest and fight back in their neighborhoods.
In a nationally televised speech late Saturday, Rodrigo Duterte told a huge crowd in the southern city of Davao that Filipinos who help him battle crime will be rewarded.
"Please feel free to call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have the gun — you have my support," Duterte said, warning of an extensive illegal drug trade that involves even the country's police.
If a drug dealer resists arrest or refuses to be brought to a police station and threatens a citizen with a gun or a knife, "you can kill him," Duterte said. "Shoot him and I'll give you a medal."

Seeing as we already have a foreigner for president, it is too bad we could not draft this guy into the Whitehouse.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Saturday Night [Music] Special





Tiananmen Square


27 years ago, the Tiananmen Square protests were violently crushed by units of the Chinese military. The media loves to throw the term "peaceful protests" around, especially when the "protests" are actually mob violence incited and funded by political activists. The protests at Tiananmen Square were actually peaceful. Government terror like Tiananmen Square and others is why the founders wrote the 2nd Amendment.

This is a long article but this covers the crackdown in detail.  




Trump Supporter Attacked as Onlookers Record [Edmund Burke Moment]


That woman has a lot of courage to stand up to a mob like that, but I cannot help noticing that everybody stood there recording her instead of helping her. The security guards even held the doors closed, preventing her from getting in (except that that one who did let her in after she got pelted several times). That mob could have easily beat her to death instead of just throwing eggs.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Joanna Palani: The Danish College Girl Who Fought ISIS



From NYPost
A young, beautiful and educated woman who dropped out of college so she could fight against the Islamic State has revealed how easy it is to kill militants.

Danish woman Joanna Palani relived her time with Kurdish-led forces in Iraq and Syria fighting terrorists and Syrian government forces last year.

In an interview with Broadly, Palani talks about how she left Denmark in 2014 in a “fight for human rights for all people.”

But in the brutally honest interview, the now-23-year-old said killing ISIS terrorists was not hard, although the better-trained Syrian government forces were a little more difficult to take down.
“ISIS fighters are very easy to kill,” she said.

“ISIS fighters are very good at sacrificing their own lives, but [Syrian President Bashar] Assad’s soldiers are very well trained and they are specialist killing machines.”



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Accused War Criminal Works Security at Dulles Airport



From CNN
An accused war criminal living in the United States is now working as a security guard at Dulles International Airport near Washington, DC.
A CNN investigation found that Yusuf Abdi Ali, who is accused of committing atrocities while he was a military commander during Somalia’s brutal civil war, has been living a quiet life near the nation’s capital for about 20 years.
He is just one of more than 1,000 accused war criminals living and working in the United States.
In a shallow pit in northern Somalia, forensic anthropologists have been delicately digging around battered bones that were recently found in numerous mass graves. They're the remains of a clan slaughtered during the war in the 1980s, alleged evidence of the brutality carried out by the government regime in power at the time. 
As a result of CNN's investigation, Ali has been placed on administrative leave.  


Ali's employer Master Security has a contract with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to provide unarmed security services. Ali passed a "full, federally mandated vetting process" that included an FBI background check and a TSA assessment. 
However, when CNN initially asked Master Security about Ali, the company said it was "unaware of the pending litigation."
In light of the "very serious nature of the allegations," Ali is on administrative leave, and the company is reviewing the case, according to Chief Executive Rick Cucina. Ali's airport access has also been withdrawn.

This is the same federal government that, according to the statists, can vet the refugees from Syria and keep ISIS and Al Queda from infiltrating.

Brazil moves to shrink the state

Brazil

From Financial Times
How do you shrink a government? That is a thorny political question anywhere in the world but especially in Brazil, which has traditionally favoured a bloated state.
Now, however, the new government of interim president Michel Temer is trying to tackle this issue as it grapples with a fiscal crisis that is threatening to unwind the country’s economic achievements of recent decades.
Mr Temer’s answer is as bold as it is unorthodox — a constitutional amendment to freeze for the foreseeable future public expenses in real terms at 2016 levels. If implemented, the move could help cure one of Brazil’s biggest ills — a spendthrift budget with constitutionally mandated expenditures that have led to constant increases in government spending. This has been exacerbated by a blowout in spending by the previous governments of the leftist Workers’ Party, or PT.
“I’m very encouraged by this,” said Raul Velloso, an economist and specialist on Brazil’s budget. “If we manage to do this, we will free ourselves of the possibility of future populist experiments.”
Brought to power after congress voted in May to begin impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, Mr Temer and his supporters in congress have staked their rule on solving a deep economic crisis afflicting Brazil.
The economic dip was fanned by a fall in commodities prices but its ferocity is due to a crisis of confidence among investors in the ability of Ms Rousseff to restore Brazil’s sinking public finances after more than five years in power.

If the USA is any indication, future rulers of Brazil will probably ignore the constitution, but at least they are trying. It is too bad that every politician in the USA is spendthrift on something, whether it is social things or the military industrial complex or subsidizing the climate scare industry.