Saturday, June 20, 2020

“First They Came For The Confederates And I Did Not Speak Out… ”

Whoever thought Tucker Carlson would be the one to blow the lid on “Republicans ‘R Not Us” and Conservative Inc.? Certainly not me. Of course I never expected Donald Trump to be the man to call out the Deep State either. But as the great bard noted, “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

As his guest Ned Ryun pointed out, “you can’t defeat religious zealots with careerists waiting to collect their next paycheck.”

The Maoist Cultural Revolution has arrived on our shores and Republicans have already surrendered.

A statue of George Washington with a burning American flag draped across it was toppled by protesters in Portland, Oregon on Thursday nightA statue of George Washington with a burning American flag draped across it was toppled by protesters in Portland, Oregon on Thursday night

God help us.

Important Note: I received an email on behalf of long time MOTI but infrequent commenter, Boo, this morning. She had a friend forward this info:

“I am in Kaiser ICU with a brain bleed.  I have a subdural drain which will be removed tomorrow, Saturday, to make certain that the blood has drained out.  They’ll perform another CT scan on Sunday to reevaluate.  Hopefully, it’s clear and no further neuro-surgery will be required.”

I’m certain she would appreciate your prayers. If anyone wishes to contact her email me as she also forwarded a phone number. 

Friday, June 19, 2020

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Separation of Powers

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Thursday that the Trump administration’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was illegal. Chief Justice John Roberts was the swing vote in the 5-4 decision.

The dissenting opinion was written by Justice Thomas:

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Quote/Counterquote: “We don't need no stinking badges!” (Or badgers!)“Separation of powers? We don’t need no stinkin’ separation of powers: we’ve got the Supreme Court.”

I don’t know what the progressive cabal has on Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts, but have it they do.

So take your little elephant friend and go away while we fundamentally transform Amerika.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Throwback Thursday: Double Plus Ungood

Let’s take a brief look back at the civil unrest made popular in early 21st century politics: with everything from sports to nutz sparking violence, there’s something for  everyone.

 civil unrest in the united states

You could count on this“unrest” intensifying around each presidential election cycle. Until 2016 the political “protests” generally consisted of either economic and social justice inequity, like Occupy Wall Street, or police brutality towards black men (led by BLM) such as we saw in New York, Baltimore and Ferguson. Following the 2016 election of President Trump, which was pretty unpopular with entitled progressives everywhere whether they bothered to vote against him or not, a third type of “protest” emerged which can be called simply “anti-Trump.” These protests evolved around progressives projecting their secret sins - racism, sexism, homophobia and general misanthropy – unto the President.

With this year’s election cycle Antifa, BLM et al, have managed to fuse all of their causes, economic equality, social justice, defunded police and the eradication of President Trump, into one grand clusterfluke of rebellion. Looting, chanting, burning, cancelling…

Protestors take a photo in front of a burning building on Lake St. in Minneapolis on May 29, 2020.
(photo: Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Des Moines Register/USA TODAY)

So join the fun and show your moral superiority by virtue signaling at the same time!

George Floyd death: World's reaction to US protests weaves ...Of course you can’t breath privileged white girl, take the stupid facemask off.

People out protesting should wear masks, self-quarantine for 2 ...Winner of the George Orwell Double-Plus-Good award

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

“That’s a Storybook, Man!”

It’s Hump Day, and we’ve got decks that aren’t going to stain themselves so I leave you with these humps:

Can’t we all just get along? Like Joey B - you can tell he’s a uniter by the way he eats his ice cream. Sometimes the chocolate’s on top,

sometimes the vanilla.



Susan Rice 'would say yes' if asked to be Joe Biden's VP

“I mean, that's a storybook, man.”

7 Fascinating Facts About Melting Ice Cream | Ben & Jerry'sEwww! That’s a mess.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Heinlein’s Crazy Years, Episode 748,901

Another night, another round of ethnic cleansings via the removal of statues of dead white guys across the country. Sad to say Detroit has joined the fray, voluntarily removing the bust of Christopher Columbus which has been on display in the city of 110 years.

Detroit removes bust of Christopher Columbus from downtown ...

The charge was led by Mayor Duggan who in turn was led by political correctness, as is every politician in America with the exception of PDJT. Here is Mikey, establishing his privileged white boy bona fides:

“I've been bothered for a while by the fact that the statue is occupying such a place of prominence next to City Hall right on Jefferson, and I supported City Council, three years ago, when they voted to eliminate Columbus Day as a holiday in the city of Detroit," Duggan said Monday.

Christopher Columbus statue in Detroit placed in storageFear no more, the offensive monument has been deep sixed

I know for a fact that Mayor Duggan has (or had) a large contingency of Italian-American backers and friends. and I don’t know if any amount of cajoling on his part will keep him in their camp (i.e. funding his campaign war chest) following this further betrayal. Just last year Mayor Duggan sold the name of Detroit’s premier conference center thus removing the name of Italian-American Mayor Albert Cobo, for whom the complex was originally named, and replaced it with the name of a bank.

I felt with Cobo Hall, which I push very hard to change, I didn’t think that our convention center, a national symbol of the city, should be named after somebody who really did a lot to make the lives of African Americans worse in the city of Detroit," Duggan said.

"And I just didn't think this was the right location of prominence. I think if you get a spot next to City Hall. That is a place that should be of civility."

Some of us think that City Hall itself should also be a place of civility but that train left the station decades ago. As for the cancellation of Columbus Day as of 2018 and replacing it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, well that was PC pandering as well:

The holiday was a result of a resolution passed by Detroit's City Council to honor indigenous leaders on the second Monday of October.

Grassroots organizers have been pushing for recognition of indigenous issues in the city since 2015, which included taking down the statue, he said.

Apparently it was the Mayor’s job, as a privileged white man, to comply.

"After Minneapolis took down their statue, there were a number of Detroit Anishnabek that thought we should respond in solidarity," said Pitawanakwat, an Anishnabek from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory and law student at Detroit Mercy. "As much as I would have liked to see Columbus discover the Detroit River, (edit: Ha ha, those Native Americans DO have a sense of humor after all!) I'm glad the city did something before the people did."

I guess that makes sense as Detroit has a large majority of Anishnabek peoples…oh wait, it doesn’t. According to the 2010 Census, 0.4 percent (2,417) of Detroiters identify as Native American. Our pandering is now officially epic.

Of course Detroit is far from alone, statues come down everywhere: Confederate monuments in the US, 17th-century slave traders and Mahatma Gandhi statues in Britain, and a British naval officer in New Zealand. All around the world, history is being erased…except France: Macron says France won’t remove statues.

Emmanuel Macron: France will not 'erase its history' and take down ...

As Glenn Reynolds said, who knew the French would be the resolute ones? Indeed, we are living in the Crazy Years when the French are the adults in the room.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Cheese It, the Cops!

Who indeed?

Three Different Types of Cheese Rinds

But dis a cop? Sure, why not? Cops are fair game because…racism in Amerika!

So if you want to cheese it, who you gonna call? Who’s most likely to raise a herd of dairy cows that produce the milk that makes the cheese - American farmers or Antifa “farmers” otherwise busy “protesting” to defund the police?

If you chose the well-educated progressive liberals, prepare to enjoy the vegan cheese of your progressive dreams from an urban utopia, where you will find no milk, no cows and no police. Just lots and lots of social justice going down.

Oink Oink Tumblr posts - Tumbral.comSeattle’s CHAZ/CHOP dairy barn

After months under lockdown, scared for our lives, Americans are tired. We were united in our outrage over the death of Floyd. But it’s downright scary to watch liberal elected officials respond to the very real problem of police brutality by giving license to lawlessness and acquiescing to ­bizarre ­demands like “defund the police.” Police officers are being shot at regularly, and it barely makes the news. We’ve ­decided to punish every officer in the country for the actions of a handful in Minneapolis. - NYPost

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Welcome To the Roach Motel

I think the Eagles’ Hotel California provides the perfect allegory for the Biden campaign: “You can checkout any time you like, but you can never leave!’

Joey, displaying his redeeming social value as a human coat rack for facemasks.

He clearly checked out some time ago, but he has no intention of leaving his candidacy for president, bless his heart.

Joey is the guy who first informed us that “Obama is a clean, articulate black man; that's a fairy tale man!” How prescient THAT turned out to be! And now it’s Joey’s turn, and although he’s definitely not clean, surely not articulate and demonstrably not black in any pigment sense of the word, his candidacy might be considered a bit of a fairy tale in itself. How else could a man of such low tier mediocrity aspire to the Presidency – I mean if you’re not black?

Yet, like the man he served as Vice President under, Joey remains a legend in his own mind. And as the NAACP once told us, “a mind is a terrible thing to waste.” So make the most of what you’ve got. Even if all you’ve got to work with is a slightly modified Roach Motel. (pic h/t Robert Cole)

ThumbnailThat’s one dark desert highway, man!