Monday, October 22, 2018

Diversity Is Our Strength Only When It Dilutes Whiteness

We are told the migrant horde from Central America has swollen to 7000 – on foot. How brave of them, how committed, how…organized.

illegal immigrants marching towards americaAnd where are all the womyn?

And where have we seen this organized One World Order phenomenon before?

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That’s right, all over Europe.

refugeeAgain I ask, where are all the womyn?

And how’s it working out for Europe? Let’s check in with Sweden:

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But what the heck, it’s like socialism: they’re just not doing it right. We’ll do it better. We do everything better.

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Liberals are all charter members of the “Let’s Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow” Club.

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And trust me, it really doesn’t work.

                  french police car set afire by immigrantsparis police

And by the way, if the OWO migration isn’t an anti-white movement, tell me why Mexico isn’t adequate for relocating the law abiding, peace loving citizens of Central America? They could use more people like that. And how about sending peace loving Muslims from Somalia to Pakistan rather than Minneapolis? And I see nobody demanding that Saudi Arabia take in more black Muslims who are just looking for a better life. Nor is anyone demanding that Senegal is too black. Surely they would benefit by taking in some of the brown refuges from Guatemala and Syria, no? No. “Diversity is our strength” only works one way. And I think that’s sort of racist.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Let Your Colors Shine, No Matter Who Thinks That’s Racist

It was inevitable. First, “CNN's Cuomo: Trump Looked Like He Was Thinking Racist Thoughts While Talking To Kanye West” and then “NBC’s John Harwood says that President Donald Tump has added to his secret lexicon of racist dog whistles – the new addition is ‘mob.’” Or as Ed Driscoll says, if you can hear the dog whistle, you’re the dog.

Anyway, as a result of the recent spate of “wokeness” concerning dog-whistle racist behavior the anti-racist statue removal program has been resumed.

thinking is racism

We simply must destroy all old white guy symbols of rational thought, as it has been deemed not only racist, but subversive.

May you all have a peaceful, glorious Sunday. And may your colors shine bright be it a sunny and bright day,

fall autumn water reflections

…or hazy and somewhat grayish.

japanese maple tree autumn

Saturday, October 20, 2018

From ACT to NPC and You Get AOC

Q. In a country where every year the percentage of high school graduates deemed “college ready” declines do we continue to promote the concept that everyone should go to college?

Bad news reported in the WSJ: ACT Scores Show Drop in College Readiness, Especially in Math. As usual, math and science hit hardest.

A greater percentage of U.S. high-school graduates who took the ACT college-entrance exam aren’t ready for college-level coursework, with math readiness at a 14-year low.

Reading that awkward sentence makes me think English scores might not be so far behind. Oh wait!

"Readiness in English has also been trending down over the past several years, dropping from 64% in 2015 to 60% this year, the lowest level since the benchmarks were introduced," according to the report…Science remains the subject area in which students are least likely to be prepared for college coursework."

Some people are blaming Common Core for the decline, if you can believe it:

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"I think testimony we took during our attempts to eradicate Common Core showed the dumbing down of curriculum, the social justice indoctrination, the emphasis on social-emotional learning, reduced quantity and quality of reading, emphasizing screen time rather than classroom instruction," Thompson said. He explained that the "destruction of proper math" has also been a contributing factor. Common Core proponents, he said, "place a higher priority on indoctrination than education." - Ohio state Representative Andy Thompson, via PJMedia

Can the news about the children’s education get any worse? Well yes it can, there’s also a racial component to the report, although you won’t read about it anywhere in the MSM: ACT College Admissions Test Scores by Race: Asians Pulling Away. And even worser: “Hispanic and black students continue to lag behind their white and Asian counterparts.”

Average ACT scores:
Overall:  22.1
White:    23.4
Asian:     25.0
Black:     17.9
Hispanic: 19.8

No wonder Harvard had to limit the number of Asians they admitted.

But back to my original question: in a country with such a low level of high school graduates ready to handle college level work (such as it is) why do we continue to encourage everyone to go, often incurring oppressive debt in order to do so?

We might want to consider the possibility that it’s because “university” is just another big business where they respond to their market in order to stay in business. Eventually entrance requirements at all but the top tier universities will boil down to money and a pulse, and they’ll waive the latter if you can come up with the former. Learn to answer all the questions “correctly” and you too can go to college!

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With scams like that you will get even more AOCs.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

FLOTUS Friday Fluency

The week in FLOTUS: Melania and PDJT visited areas ravaged by Hurricane Michael, No word yet on whether MSM approved of her jacket and footwear on this trip.

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But they did bash the President for leaving her standing in the rain when he came over to answer the questions he was shouting at him.

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Fortunately Melania, unlike snowflakes, doesn’t melt in a little rain. And of course they would have criticized the President more had he not come over to answer the questions they were shouting at him.

Next FLOTUS was off to Pittsburg to speak at a conference of the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Council held at Thomas Jefferson Hospital. Afterwards she toured the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit to speak with mothers and clinicians who care for newborns suffering from opioid and drug withdrawal.

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Of course the only news carried about the event was the fire aboard Melania’s plane at takeoff, forcing it to return to Andrews Joint Base and causing reporters aboard to “cover their faces with wet towels” which I must say sounds like a good idea. Subsequent headlines ran from  “FLOTUS So Hot Plane Catches Fire” to “Suspicious Fire On First Lady’s Plane Possible Work of Saudi Arabia.”

Thankfully everyone was okay and the press was free to ignore this event.

Melania-Trump-news-Donald-wife-wears-USA-cap-for-Florida-visit-1558087Maybe if she would just stop wearing those USA hats they dislike so much…

Instead they continue to mock her speech, although she’s fluent in 5 languages, while praising their newest non-white Queen, who can’t speak even one fluently.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Meme Of The Decade

If Janice the Elder – God rest her soul – were still with us we would have been schooled on this 4chan phenomenon months ago. Gamers were the first to note the birth of the NPC meme, understand and advance the reference. As it is now running the internet - and I note some of you have posted some of the funnier memes here for our enjoyment - it is time we school ourselves thoroughly.

In a nutshell ‘NPC’ stands for non-player character – as in a video game. They serve as bots, programed with algorithms to provide canned responses in given situations in order to retain the real player’s attention and keep the game going. That programmed-response NPC’s have come to represent leftists was inevitable, and hence the basis for the meme.

Brietbart explains in more detail:

What Is the ‘NPC’ Meme? Liberals Rage at Cartoons Mocking Their Scripted Thoughts

The new "NPC" meme mocks leftists by depicting them as unthinking and reflexive automatons. The meme has upset the left so much that Twitter is now banning people posting it for "dehumanizing speech," but its humble origins are the computer-controlled characters of limited intelligence found in most video games.

The popular NPC meme trend frames its targets as non-player characters (NPCs) who reflexively spout neo-Marxist axioms in response to real-world events. Actual NPCs are computer-controlled characters in video games with limited scripted responses given the parameters of the games in which they appear. For example, NPCs may assign quests to the player in games like Skyrim, or join the player as a companion in Fallout.

Built on the long-running Wojak meme, the NPC meme mocks leftists as expressionless in appearance and bot-like in behavior. The universal standard appearance illustrates the left's political homogeneity.

Red State has an even more detailed explanation here, summing up thusly:

 While I’m in full belief that even SJWs have the capacity for rational and critical thought, the fact that they choose not to employ it, even in the face of brutal facts, earns them the label of NPC. If your entire identity revolves around the superficial, and your entire belief system revolves around instructions from someone else, then you’re about as good as a computer program. If you won’t engage in civil debate, and instead  scream tired phrases at people when you run out of things to say, then there’s no person there, just a shell that somebody else is speaking through.

NPCs are often represented as cartoon faces with programming symbols for features:

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The meme has garnered a lot of attention recently as Twitter has banned hundreds of right wing accounts posing as soulless, ‘nonplayable’ liberal activists (SJWs). From the NYT:

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As an aside, MOTUS herself got thrown off Facebook years ago for “not being a real person” whereupon I embarked on a hilarious online argument with the nameless, faceless goons who control FB.

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But I digress, apparently Twitter is busily developing a new policy aimed at NPC triggering:

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Zero Hedge has an amusing take on the new steps being taken to contain the insults.

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The NPC meme essentially meant to ridicule the post-election perpetual outrage culture in which liberals simply parrot the latest talking points from their favorite pundits, who do their thinking for them.

The 4chan version is a simple greyed out, expressionless face known as "NPC Wojak" - which has triggered the left so hard that Twitter conducted a mass-banning campaign for accounts promoting the meme, and the New York Times wrote an entire article trying to figure it out.

Anything that bores so far under the left’s skin clearly deserves to be applauded and spread far and wide, so give it your best shot people. Halloween is quickly approaching and the NPC-Che costumes are selling out fast.

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Back View:

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Let’s make this not just the meme of the week, month, or year – this one deserves meme of the decade designation.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

“I Refuse To Be Victimized By Notions of Virtuous Behavior”

He says there's no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
I've seen them all and man
They're all the same

- You Can Call Me Al, Paul Simon

When the left embraced relativism I knew we were in trouble.

my truth relativism

Now I see how much trouble. If the New Democratic Socialists get their way 2018 will be the year that evidentiary rules are eliminated from America’s pesky judicial system. The NDS don’t feel you should have to produce evidence to substantiate your claims. After all, “my truth” is what counts. They don’t really believe in absolute truths and that should be good enough for you too. So screw the rule of law, it seems to be based on absolutes. Which they don’t believe in, did I mention that?

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A few examples of how the world would work under their new rules:

  • You wouldn’t have to produce evidence of lineage to demand minority status (which, oddly enough, provides privilege in the land of white privilege).
  • You wouldn’t have to produce any actual evidence to accuse and convict a man of sexual assault, as long as it was “your truth” that it happened.
  • You would need no evidence, other than that which you’ve manufactured of whole cloth, in order to accuse a president of Russian collusion and demand impeachment.
  • And NO ONE would have to produce evidence of persecution in their native country in order to gain asylum and entry to the United States. Because our resources are infinite and no matter how many millions of foreigners show up and demand entry to our country we must let them in. And if native born Americans have to work harder and pay more taxes to support them and provide healthcare – which is a human right – even as they re-introduce their third world illnesses to us, well so be it. We probably deserve it because we’re not special. And nobody is ILLEGAL!

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Their logic is…illogical. But that’s just my truth so I’m not going to do anything about it. I refuse to be victimized by notions of virtuous behavior.

calvin hobbes relativism

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Strange Case of the Undead

Things get curiouser and curiouser in the possible abduction and murder of Washington Post Muslim Brotherhood reporter. Here are a few questions I still have about the whole situation:

  • Is Khashoggi really dead?
  • If so, who dunnit, and if it was the Saudis, why did it require a 15 man assassin team?
  • Why did the WaPo have a Muslim Brotherhood reporter on staff?
  • Are we to believe our Turkish ‘allies’ or our Saudi ‘allies’?
  • Who’s trying to start WWIII?

And while the answers may be interesting they won’t help us choose sides. As Spengler points out, there are no good guys in this fight and we can’t trust our “Intelligence Establishment” to sort it for us. (H/T to the Obama administration for enabling Deep State to reach this level of lack-of-confidence.) All we do know is that anyone failed-novelist-turned-Obama-foreign-affairs-advisor, Ben Rhodes, sides with is no friend of ours. So just say nyet to Turkey and Iran, and keep Saudi Arabia on a long, strong leash.

As to the demise of Khashoggi, don’t be completely surprised if he turns up undead. It’s that time of year after all.

vote-the-hillary-zombie apocalypse

But when it comes to picking which undead team to back, the Zombies or the Vampires, our choices are somewhat limited: do you wish to have your brains eaten or your blood sucked?

While it’s tempting to just wipe them all out we must proceed with extreme caution; this may well be a quagmire, but it’s not our quagmire.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

When Words Don’t Matter Ideas Soon Follow

Crazy Eyes Cortez, leading the cheer squad, explains the team’s strategy, as she understands it:

“We take back the House, we take back the Senate, we take back the presidency, and we pack the Supreme Court of the United States of America!”

Alex Baldwin tells tells the team they have to 'overthrow the government of Donald Trump' in November - either by vote or, if that doesn’t work, coup, I guess.

The immediate cause of their rage is the appointment of Justice Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, despite Christine Ford’s allegations of sexual abuse against him. They are particularly enraged because the Judiciary Committee and subsequent Senate vote refused to use their currently preferred definition of the term “credible” in regards to Professor Ford’s testimony. In this case “credible” does not mean “very probably true,” it means “not entirely outside the realm of possibility.”

See what happens when words no longer mean anything in particular? Ideas tend to follow suit. 

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Sun Sets On Ontario’s Left Coast

We’re still traveling in Canada - Ontario specifically -  which is beautiful despite a dearth of sunshine, a surplus of precipitation and a muted palate of autumn colors most likely due to a dryer than normal summer.

There is no Fox news here, which I know you’ll say is no great loss, but after flipping through the news programming on offer – CNN and the equally slanted Canadian version, CBC – I assure you that Fox serves a vital purpose. If Canada has a similar balancing element I’ve not seen it. As our own MSM knows, it’s much easier to keep a country brainwashed when there’s no counterpoint to their drivel.

So I leave you on your own today as we motor along Ontario’s beautiful Lake Huron shoreline.

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dune formation near Pinery Provincial Park Lake Hurongoederich sign

Consider it an open thread Sunday. But don’t miss Clarice’s take on the missing and presumed dead journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish Taffy. As always, things are never as the MSM would have you believe.

Me, I’m just hoping to catch the light from the sunset side of Lake Huron this evening.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Organizing For…You Know…

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez appeared on MsNBC with Chris Hayes last week ago to discus her views on how to properly represent her constituents in Congress. Alex Parker at Redstate spotted a jarring similarity between Ms. Know-Nothing and another amazingly clueless young lady: Miss Teen South Carolina 2007:

Of course Caitlin was running for a beauty contest title and Alexandra is running for, well, you know. But her answer is equally epic: (from Redstate)

On October 5th, Alexandria appeared on MSNBC to let loose a few more syllables to…well…you’ll see.

Host Chris Hayes gushed:

“How are you going get along with these people in Washington? I mean, I think you’re going to win. That’s a prediction I’m making. … You’re going there. …[I]t’s broken, it’s so polarized. … And you’re coming, really, as an outsider at a moment when people, like, are watching what happened today and want to storm the gates, and you’re going to actually do that.”

Why in the world would he tell her she’s going to storm the gates? She appears unable to storm a paper sack with a coherent thought. As he suggested her gates-taking prowess, she nodded and smiled, topped with the cherry of an optimistic “Mmm hmm.”

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I’m wincing.

And then, Chris did the worst thing he could do — he asked something.

“What’s your plan here?”

To quote 1988’s Funny Farm (a movie I highly recommend), “Cue the deer” (in the headlights):

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“Well, I think a lot of it has to do with changing our strategy around governance. You know, there’s a lot of inside baseball, and inside the beltway as, you know, you always hear that term thrown around.”

Oh boy…

“But there are very few organizers in Congress. And I do think organizers operate differently — it’s a different kind of strategy. And what it is is really about organizing. And really thinking about that word — organizing — segmenting people.”

What??

“Being strategic in their actions. And really bringing together a cohesive strategy of putting pressure on the chamber, instead of only focusing on the pressures inside the chamber.”

Is she talking about heart surgery?

Hayes reacted with praise:

“That’s a really interesting thought.”

Uh, no. It’s not. Either of those words.

Watch, if you’d like:

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”

Of course the last know-nothing idiot who thought that organizing-for-action was the highest calling ended up as president.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

FLOTUS Friday: Bully For You, Old Bean.

When First Lady Melania Trump said in an interview during her African trip that she “could say I'm the most bullied person on the world,” or at least “one of them, if you really see what people are saying about me,” the media guffawed: what would she know about bullying, being a privileged white woman and all?

Of course the media immediately validated her claims by criticizing everything she said - and wore - during her trip:

On Saturday, Twitter users compared Melania’s Egypt outfit — a Ralph Lauren jacket, wide-leg pants, and a Chanel blouse — to the clothing worn by the villain in Raiders of the Lost Ark, who was a Nazi sympathizer. – Vox

back of the busImperial colonialist Melania Trump in Africa, making the native guide sit at the back of the bus

Her highly photographed Kenyan safari on Friday featured the week’s most controversial outfit: an Out of Africa-esque getup complete with calf-high safari boots and a pith helmet, headgear that was worn by British explorers and colonial administrators in Africa and has endured as a longstanding symbol of European colonial rule in the continent.

181006-melania-trump-Egyptian counterpart Intissar Amer al-Sisi in Cairo.

Yes, God forbid our FLOTUS wear modest clothes that respect local traditions. Far better to be a cutting edge “fashion icon.”

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And CNN further illustrated the First Lady’s point by running the following headline: Melania Trump's destructive message to sex crime victims in which they accused her of being a hypocrite in addition to distorting the law. Of course it’s CNN, so whatever. In other headlines from the network in the past week:

And my personal favorite:

  • Why the Kanye West-Jim Brown lunch with Trump was a disaster – which concludes with “The result was about what one would expect -- a hard-to-parse, bizarre Oval Office moment with very little substance fueled by West's desperate need for attention and Trump's need for open adoration by famous people,” so no editorial content there.
  • jay-z-barack-obamaThe Jay Z and BO mutual admiration society – remember that? That was sooooo kool!

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    All Your Thoughts Are Belong To Us…

    huffpoFrom The Huffington Post’s twitter feed – a portal that directs straight to hell.

    It’s too bad that “what justice means” in the the world they want to live in is more informed by Marx, Nazi Germany and Orwell’s 1984 than by the U.S. Constitution.

    So YOU sit down and shut up while they go about shaping the world they want you to live in, dictated by THEIR idea of justice – which apparently now includes being guilty until proven innocent. And it will not include any images (or words) that are contrary to their view of the world.

    every record destroyed 1884The Jackson-Lee Monument is removed in Baltimore.The Jackson-Lee Monument is removed in Baltimore

    One can only wonder if they would recognize irony if it bit them on their not insubstantial arses.

    churchill quote fascists

    With apologies as I see we’re no longer allowed to quote one of the greatest men of the 20th Century because…SHUT UP!

    scott kelly churchill apology

    And don’t worry about educating yourself Scott, the New Socialist Progressives have already arranged that for you.

    “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?…The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking -- not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.” 

     1984, George Orwell

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    The Beatings Will Continue Till Morale Improves

    “So when you’re dealing with an ideological party that is driven by the lust for power, that is funded by corporate interests who want a government that does its bidding…”

    At first I thought this was just the standard Democratic tactic of accusing their enemies of their own sins, as I can think of no party that lusts after power more than the Dems do, or is supported by more corporations (e.g. Google, Facebook) dedicated to getting the government to do their bidding. But when I watched it again:

    “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”

    I realized that in her attempt to be relevant again it’s something more this time; Hillary is actually jumping on the “get in their face” bandwagon. “Listen up America! There will be no civility until you give the Democrats some power back. I’ll wait until 2020 to take the presidency but by God we better get either the house and/or the Senate this fall or there will be hell to pay!” This is clearly a bribe: if you want an end to the mayhem, put an end to the Republican control of government.

    Calvin bribery

    I admire the effort Hilz, morale could definitely use a bit of improvement.

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