Monthly Archives: April 2015

Baltimore Community Center Burned

Of course, it’s not news when thugs burn down a building after looting liberating its contents. But this statement by a spokesman for the organization that built the community center is VERY newsworthy. Here’s my transcript (which is strangely missing from the media’s reports):

“My heart is obviously broken because somebody did not understand that we were for the community, someone didn’t understand that we were working on behalf of the community, to invest when nobody else would. We wanted not to see gentrification or further injustice, but we wanted to see this community rebuilt for the existing residents of Broadway and East Baltimore.”

Here’s the video:

When the spokesman denounces “gentrification,” he’s talking about the influx of whites into what was once a predominantly black community. Few things rile the left like gentrification (see here and here.)

A few questions:

1 – Could it be that no one else wants to invest in this community because its residents do things like this?

2 – Why is it a good thing to oppose whites moving into a black neighborhood, but bad to oppose blacks moving into a white neighborhood?

3 – Why is it “racist” for whites to move INTO a black neighborhood, and “racist” for whites to move OUT of a black neighborhood?

My head hurts.

What’s Up With Christopher Ruddy?

Christopher Ruddy, if you don’t recall, was one of the main journalists who looked deeper into the alleged suicide of Vince Foster and didn’t accept the conventional wisdom at face value. Now he is defending the Clinton’s on the very shady Clinton Foundation issue. So this raises the question, was Ruddy a diversion to steer us away from a harsher truth when he was investigating Foster, or have the Clintons gotten to him since then so now he is playing nice? That this change in direction represents his honest feelings, while not totally implausible, seems less likely than one of the other explanations.

What think you Hawthorne?

Please Rep. John Duncan, Run for President!

This article appeared today at The American Conservative. Read the article. It is excellent.

I have worked in Republican campaigns at the national state and local levels for over 50 years. And it saddens me to hear almost all the Republican candidates for President try to outdo each other in their hawkishness.

Based on the response I have gotten, I think it is a recipe for defeat if my Republican party becomes known as a party favoring permanent, forever wars—war without end.

10 RINOs Vote to Confirm Loretta Lynch

Ain’t it grand having a Republican majority in the Senate? Here is a list of the spineless 10. For the record, Cruz didn’t bother to show up to vote no, and Rand Paul backed Mitch McConnell voted yes. What great choices we have.

In an unexpected turn, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) voted with all Democrats to confirm Lynch after slow-walking her nomination.

The other Republicans who voted for Lynch were Sens. Orrin Hatch (UT), Lindsey Graham (SC), Jeff Flake (AZ), Thad Cochran (MS), Susan Collins (ME), Mark Kirk (IL), Kelly Ayotte (NH), Ron Johnson (WI) and Rob Portman (OH).

Might Donald Trump be the Best Candidate for Immigration Patriots?

Perhaps so. Read this and judge for yourself.

The article is from 12 Apr and does not take into account the new info on Scott Walker I mention below. It’s not implausible that Trump could be the best candidate on issues that cut against the grain of the Establishment consensus – immigration, foreign policy, and trade. (He’s clearly most likely to be useful on trade.) Trump can afford to be his own man and therefore may have less need to follow the money.

Does Scott Walker Support Restricting Legal Immigration?

If so, then this is a hopeful development. Note that Walker says he has been learning from Sen. Jeff Sessions on the issue.

The problem with Republicans focusing on illegal immigration as if it is only a law and order issue, rather than a existential issue for the GOP, is that it has taken focus off the arguably more important issue of the massive levels of legal immigration. At least illegal immigrants can’t vote so we’ll postpone Republican national irrelevance a generation until their birthright citizen children can vote. Legal immigrants can potentially become citizens and vote for Democrats this generation, thus consigning the GOP to national irrelevance even sooner.

I’m not going to support Walker, but I’m inclined to be less hostile to him now.

Germans March Against Globalism: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

On April 18th, thousands of Germans marched against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)*. A recent YouGov poll found 43% of Germans believing TTIP would be bad for Germany, versus 26% who believed it good.

The German Social Democrats (SPD), who are Chancellor Merkel’s coalition partners, appear especially split over the trade deal. From Deutsche Welle:

“Whoever whispers, lies,” and “No secret negotiations, stop TTIP,” reads a large banner stretched across a replica of the Trojan horse several meters high. The horse reflects their fear that the agreement would primarily serve the interests of industry and thus would seal the end of European consumer and environmental protection standards.

“Don’t be fooled when they tell you they could make TTIP more beautiful, socially conscious, environmentally friendly or democratic,” read a flyer that one protester pressed into the hand of everyone who passed him on the way to the SPD conference.

The most odious aspect of the TTIP is how supranational tribunals could actually enable a business to sue a national government, similar to what we already see with NAFTA. It is hoped that as an alternative to globalism, the sovereign state is again considered, with rulers who are not distant strangers of the ruled.

*Attac, which might have organised the march, seems to want alternative globalisation, not an alternative to globalisation. Nevertheless, any opposition might be welcome.

Ain’t That America?

Here’s a headline and a news story you could only see in a corrupt and degenerate empire in its dying throes:

Two TSA officers fired for scheme to grope hot men at Denver Airport

Two Transportation Security Administration employees have been fired and two others reassigned after they allegedly set up a system to allow a male screener to pat down attractive men going through security at Denver International Airport, authorities said.

The employees were not identified, and there will be no criminal charges because no victims have come forward, according to a police report.

Denver Police got involved in March, after a tipster brought it to the attention of the TSA in November, which conducted an investigation and contacted police.

The male screener would give a signal to a female employee when a male passenger arrived that he thought was attractive, and she would falsely enter the sex of the passenger as female, so the machine would report an anomaly that triggered a pat down of a passenger’s groin, police said in a report.

She told the TSA investigators she did this for the other officer at least 10 times in the past, according to the report.

That pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? You’ve got a police state that ignores the 4th amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure. You have an all-powerful Transportation Security Administration (TSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — heck, the name alone should give you the creeps. Government power is ALWAYS abused, so it’s no surprise that power is placed at the service of a sicko who gets his kicks kneading the genitals of helpless, unsuspecting victims.

Pardon me while I throw up. And pardon me if I do not pledge allegiance to such a sick regime.

Don’t insult me by objecting that these are just two bad apples. The TSA — which used to stand for Totalitarian Search Administration, but could now stand for Total Sex Abuse — is an agency of the federal government created by that great conservative George W. Bush. The agency’s purpose is to violate the privacy rights of Americans. And there’s no escape from it, as this official gloated:

“TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass-transit locations around the country,” the Los Angeles Times reported. Ray Dineen, the air marshal in charge of the TSA office in Charlotte, N.C., told the paper, “We are not the Airport Security Administration. We take that transportation part seriously.”

And the peculiar sexual tastes that screener indulged now have the official stamp of approval of the same federal government, whether the people of the once-sovereign States like it or not. The only reason the Denver Deviant got in trouble is because he didn’t get informed consent from the hot men he fondled.

So take it away, John Cougar Mellencamp:

Ain’t that America for you and me
Ain’t that America hey somethin’ to see baby
Ain’t that America oh home of the free
Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah