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“So I’m racist because I don’t want illegal immigrants invading our country even if it is for jobs? Okay then, I’m a racist by your definition. Now what?”

–asks commenter orlfla at kausfiles, as part of a lively discussion in the trail of another fine piece.  I second his question, and, on his behalf, offer a further refinement, if needed, which I think s/he would agree to:  making them “legal” through amnesty doesn’t mean they belong here, either. Kaus reports on the Virginia […]

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Ann Coulter puts the smackdown on Sheldon

I guess we still have a First Amendment after all, since it gets a workout when Ann Coulter takes on the nefarious neocon Jewish billionaire by the ludicrous yet infamous name of Sheldon Adelson for his immigration hypocrisies, rent-seeking, and treasonous exploitation of his adopted “country”, the United States of America.  Cue the “anti-Sheeeeeemmetizzzmmm!” outrage.   I […]

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An isteve commenter impersonates Jesse Jackson

I have a long strange subjective “story” about Jesse Jackson– and by “subjective” I mean it all took place in my head (when I was a kid), so this Steve Sailer anonymous reader’s take, in which he imagines the Rev. Jackson taking on the Left’s unfettered immigration policy, intrigues and amuses me: No one wants […]

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The Battle for Ukraine, and the soul of the West

The nightmare in the Ukraine continues– and it’s my nightmare too.  Many a night I literally toss in my sleep, afflicted with half-waking dreams about the sinister sequence of mysterious and violent events that have overthrown the people’s peace, and challenged the sovereign rights not only of the Ukrainians, but the Crimean and Russian peoples–yes, […]

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The Commanders

Well, I recognize Scowcroft, Cheney, Quayle, Sununu, Baker, Powell, and the President right off– but who’s the mystery man at Scowcroft’s left?  Probably I should know this. George H. W. Bush was my high school President, and as such, the only American President I’ve admired and followed in his own time. ** Probably I knew more […]

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Mommas, don’t let your babies grow up to adopt Haitians

H/T to esteemed GLP commenter peterike:  A startling, hardly-have-to-read-between-the-lines account of the true face of multicultural horror.  The horror is not a “mother” abandoning her “son” (frivolously adopted children are not your children).  The foolishness is beyond belief:  the status-mongering frivolity of a woman who wanted “an instant multicultural family”.  Indeed, apparently she still has one, since […]

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The Revelation of James Bond: how “The Living Daylights” foretells current events

The other night I was thinking about how, in The Man With the Golden Gun, James Bond doesn’t just save the world from some threatened evil (total nuclear war, total orchid poisoning of the Earth by a madman in space), but actually does something that should have fixed an existing, ever-present evil in our lives:  to wit, Bond […]

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Global Climate Changing is real, again

Today (or was it in the night?–I slept in late) we had fresh lashings of snow.  The previous snow was only but a lash, but it lasted into the next day.  This new snow was two or three lashings– but the Sun did the great indignity of springing out to melt it off.  All afternoon the […]

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The Hugo Awards, and the fat people who feel unsafe there

I know that the contentious sci-fi writer and Christian gamecock Vox Day (Theodore Beale) is something of a bête noire among my faithful readers, but as a frequent peruser of his non-game blog Vox Popoli I’ve been treated to many an inside-baseball discussion of his contentious relationship with the Science Fiction Writers’ Association (SFWA), something which, […]

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Byte-Sized History: The Pharaohs on Immigration

From The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks by Emma Marriott: A period of stability in Egypt, known as the Middle Kingdom (c. 1938-1630 BC), followed a century of severe drought, famine and the collapse of central government. Thereafter, Egypt’s pharaohs restored the country’s prosperity and stability, by securing its borders, increasing its agricultural […]

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Back in the EUSSkraine: Davos Man Buys Himself A New “Revolution”

The government of Ukraine has been toppled, as if by Soros magic.  Britain’s Independent writes: The details still need to be decided, but the revolutionaries have won in Ukraine. Some elements of the old regime may survive, but that is precisely why the protesters on the “Maidan” (Kiev’s main square) don’t trust the mainstream politicians […]

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Happy Birthday George Washington!

The first and greatest American idol: On the one hand, I was summoned by my country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love, from a retreat which I had chosen with the fondest predilection, and, in my flattering hopes, with an immutable decision, as the asylum of my declining years—a retreat […]

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Nixon: now, more than ever

H/t Gucci Little Piggy, who links to this slate liberal Tanner Colby’s  lament over the failures of Affirmative Action (which is just not doing enough!), in which Colby gives this horrifying portrait of Richard Nixon’s “racism”: That Richard Nixon was racist is well beyond dispute—he believed that, moral objections to abortion aside, the practice was justified […]

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Althouse: The Ex Post Facto SOTU “LiveBlog”

Too boring for her to go through the trouble in real time, but Ann Althouse has a nice ten-point compendium the morning after: 1. Most memorable line: “Are you going to have sex with me or do I have to rape you?” That’s a paraphrase. Let me get the actual quote from the text. Obama […]

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King Solomon’s State of the Union (Proverbs 28)

2 For the sins of the land many are the princes thereof: and for the wisdom of a man, and the knowledge of those things that are said, the life of the prince shall be prolonged. –Signifying 535+2+9 critters, mostly worthless.  And for our sins, we keep them. 4  They that forsake the law, praise […]

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Separate but filthy: Britain’s modest Muslim medics don’t need to wash their hands

Even I can be shocked, from time to time.  From the UK’s The Telegraph: Female staff who follow the Islamic faith will be allowed to cover their arms   to preserve their modesty despite earlier guidance that all staff should be “bare below the elbow”.  The Department of Health has also relaxed rules prohibiting jewellery so that Sikh […]

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First Global Warming Came for the polar bears, and I did nothing [NSF animal lovers]

We’re all going to burn alive if you damned bitterclinger Westerners don’t hand over your 40 watt incandescent light bulbs NOW! Who are you going to believe, your worthless Bible-thumping frozen fingers or SCIENCE!? The Earth is on fire, and you still want to turn the heat up?  I hope you damned capitalists all wind […]

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“Prostitutes” vs “sex workers”; Liberalism and Communism

I was rambling through the archives of the late great Lawrence Auster, looking for something else, but I chanced across this, an entry I’d never looked at before or, if I had, taken no special note of.  But Larry concluded with a wonderful brief note, wittily Horatian in its curious and charming chivalry even as […]

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“N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers”

There is no evidence that the N.S.A. has implanted its software or used its radio frequency technology inside the United States. LOLZLOLLZLZOLZ

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“Global Warming” scientists stuck in ice

LOLZOLZLZLZOLZLOLZ Vox Day reports: As it happens, the MV Akademik Schokalskiy will not reach its destination. The “climate scientists” on board are unable to reach the century-old base camp of Douglas Mawson and observe how the climate has changed because their ship is stuck in so much ice that one icebreaker after another has been […]

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PA on PC vetting

Gucci Little Piggy commenter PA writes, apropos of the Phil Robertson fight: Well, since when is a Miss America contestant an authority on homosexuality too? And yet, Carrie Prejean was asked about the subject. People who aspire to celebrity status, or upstart third-tier celebrities, will sooner or later be vetted for political correctness. Celebrity is […]

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Only Earth is Womb Enough

Vox Day commenter PhillipGeorge(c)2013 puts an interesting spin on telescopic philanthropy: Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol, every sundry left flag waver; it’s always planet saving bigness, ends justifies means, a bit of data adjustment here, data correction there, and voila, just the graph you needed to, just so happens, save the world. 100 odd years ago SOS […]

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Oy, that Jew’s unfit to print!

Because the only thing in this universe that could possibly be even more important than tittie cancer, is Jewish tittie cancer: {Ed.:  Hey, filthy goy, why don’t you suck my left one?]  –Hey, that’s an idea!  Oh but wait:  you ain’t got a left one.  AH–HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! . . . . Okay, spare me the “anti-Semitic” […]

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Unicorn puke: gay PDA

Decades ago, when I was a mere tadpole, Camille Paglia said somewhere that everybody knows that the couples who canoodle the most in public are always the ones who are throwing the crockery at each other’s heads in private.  And no, the context wasn’t gay relationships.  It’s just a plain fact of human nature. –Which […]

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“An Empty Machine”: Conditional Optimism from Roger Simon

I have no idea if Republicans will end their circular firing squad and unite sufficiently to right our country, but one thing seems abundantly clear from the events of the last weeks, including Tuesday’s election in which Terry McAuliffe barely eked out a victory over the unexciting Ken Cuccinelli. Liberalism in our country is in […]

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Party of Stupid

Vox Day commenter Jack Amok gives a very good answer to what conservatives mean when they lament the GOP is the “party of stupid”: Incompetent electoral strategy.  The Hispanic thing is an example, they didn’t seem to understand immigrant voting patterns (almost always pro-socialist), lower class voting patters (almost always pro-socialist), or Mexican (as in […]

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아이보리 Boy

–I was just checking in on my idol Mickey at kausfiles, and reading up on the Dems impatience with Obama’s stupidity.  Well, impatience doesn’t really count for much, since the bastard was reelected, just because now all the Washington Post-type types get pissy about how out of the loop Obama is (or else outright lying […]

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The Mark of the Beast

In a thread on chick-lit (the fantasy/sci-fi variety, to be exact), Vox Day commenter Goshawk writes: Meh… The day vampires became the “good guys” I stopped reading. Today, it seems like almost everything in science fiction and fantasy is pure occultism and focused primarily on marketing the soon return of the Antichrist and his mark. […]

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Norwistan

Daniel Greenfield reports at Frontpage Mag [his links intact within italicized text below]: These types of Saudi sentences seem to be going around.  In June, the Muslim rapists of a 15-year-old girl were sentenced to community service in Sweden. Yesterday I discussed the case of a Muslim Anti-Israel activist who was sentenced to community service […]

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Obamaglitch (or, Twitch of the Glitch Nerve)

From David G. Savage at the Los Angeles Times:  If computer glitches are not enough of a problem, President Obama’s healthcare law also has a legal glitch that critics say could cause it to unravel in more than half the nation. The Affordable Care Act proposes to make health insurance affordable to millions of low-income […]

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What Rules?

Philosophically, I am a strict anti-Hobbesian.  I am a Platonic Realist.  Are there rules in this universe?  Yes. But woe betide the fools who put their faith in “rules” of man’s making– even if those rules are a sort of well-intended approximation to what is naturally just and right.  From the Los Angeles Times: When law student […]

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The Debt Crisis, Explained in Full

Give this guy Goodlatte’s or Cantor’s job–or Boehner’s.  Transcription from Human Events: Mr. Speaker: The debt limit exists for a simple reason: to assure that public debt isn’t recklessly piled up without Congress periodically acknowledging it and addressing the spending patterns that are causing it.  If a debt limit increase is supposed to be automatic, […]

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Sign uh duh times, yo

Apocalypse Wow: People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. At about 9 a.m. Saturday, reports from across the country began pouring in that customers’ EBT cards […]

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Only Connect: Sowell on the inarticulate GOP

Thomas Sowell on the GOP leadership’s lack of communication skills– or efforts.  In part: As the great economist Alfred Marshall once said, facts do not speak for themselves. If we are waiting for the Republicans to do the speaking, the country is in big trouble.  Democrats, by contrast, are all talk. They could sell refrigerators […]

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Food For Fodder

From the gubernatorial trail in Virginia, something the author/observer rightly considers an “epiphany”.  Joel Salatin writes: Why do we need more farmers? What is the driving force behind U.S. Department of Agriculture policy? In an infuriating epiphany I have yet to metabolize, I found out last Wednesday in a private policy-generation meeting with Virginia Democratic […]

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Like, we can totally bully with the Syrians

“Bullying.”  You hear it everywhere.  This silly word has infected every so-called serious discussion of every evil in the world:  another sure sign of the adolescentification of all reality in our fast approaching-apocalypse Western world. Case in point:  I’m running home from errands this afternoon and I make the mistake of turning on NPR.  They’re […]

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Christian Science Monitor Provides Reductio Ad Absurdum of all Liberal Interventionism Ever

Gawd!  This one takes the cake: By the Monitor’s Editorial Board / September 2, 2013 Before Congress votes on a resolution in support of an American military strike on Syria, it should carefully study President Obama’s Aug. 31 statement for the priorities he lays out. The statement will help guide the debate and influence the […]

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Cover your Hinds, Assad!

The ‘Choom crew’s ready to blow some smoke . . . –You know, if you spill America’s precious vitally secrets, you could get yourself killed, arrested, possibly even deported.  And yet, strangely: An American military attack on Syria could begin as early as Thursday and will involve three days of missile strikes, according to “senior […]

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Oh boy! another war in the Middle East

Where do I sign up?!? –Now don’t get too excited: if you should chance to miss this one, I’m sure another one will be coming along soon. But really, do you believe that Assad-used-chemical-weapons crap?  I don’t. From Vox Day: In an amazing and unsettling coincidence, it seems the recent massacre in Syria, which we […]

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Black Ops Benghazi

Like some great minds were saying back in the fall, the Benghazi “consulate” was a front for nefarious activities, about which nefarious activities President Obama continues to prevaricate.  From The Telegraph: Up to 35 CIA operatives were working in the city during the attack last September on the US consulate that resulted in the death […]

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From McCrory, With Love (cookies, that is)

–Damn, I could go for one!  Amusing theatrics from the Governor’s mansion in North Carolina (hat tip to an anonymous  heartiste commenter) : Gov. Pat McCrory hasn’t been willing to meet with the women (and a few men) protesting an abortion bill that opponents say restricts access to safe abortions. But he did stop by this […]

Weinergate 2.0

Vox Day commenter Big Bill writes: We live in a multicultural country now.  The traditional norms are gone, and the political theater needs to change, too.  No more ritual self-abasement of political wives in front of cameras to reassure the populace that their man is really OK and has “really, really changed deep down inside”.  […]

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Dirty Commies.  That’s all I have to say.

Puke Rainbows

First youtube, then bing, chasing me across the ether with rainbows this, rainbows that.  “Daddy, why is there so much rainbows?”  Geesh, you sodomites, you really want every tadpole to know about every anatomical option, don’t you?  Because “nobody is born homophobic” or something like that?  A slogan which doesn’t surprise me, since gays tend […]

Elisa Lam: between her room and the rooftop

If we suppose Elisa Lam’s death were an accident:  if we assume she went exploring the rooftop of her own volition and either, assuming she was on a manic kick, decided to try swimming in a water tank and thus drowned or, assuming her depressive cycle had kicked in, decided to drown herself– there’s one […]

The Elisa Lam Case: a parsimonious ruling

From the Daily Mail: The mysterious death of a Canadian tourist  whose body was found in a rooftop water tank at a run-down downtown Los Angeles  hotel has been ruled accidental due to drowning. In its report on the death of Elisa Lam, the  Los Angeles County coroner also listed ‘bipolar disorder’ under other  significant […]

The Creepy Elisa Lam Case

At an isteve article about another Los Angeles mystery, a comment by the estimable Whiskey alerted me to the existence of this LA mystery, which has just been ruled by the Coroner’s office as a (yawn) accident.  Whiskey’s theory: Last add, [NB: Whiskey added one more, but that's okay] Elisa Lam, the Chinese/Canadian tourist who […]

Gov. Palin Rocks On: “Let Allah Sort It Out”

“Militarily, where is our commander-in-chief? We’re talking now more new interventions. I say until we know what we’re doing, until we have a commander-in-chief who knows what he’s doing, well, let these radical Islamic countries who aren’t even respecting basic human rights, where both sides are slaughtering each other as they scream over an arbitrary […]

Who is Tolu Olubunmi?

I was reading an ABC News “The Note” puff piece on immigration reform with my usual bitter amusement when I started puzzling over this particular in the litany of laments about a “broken system” (ie, not lax enough a scheme for illegal immigrants): That “broken system” is something Tolu Olubunmi knows all too well. Olubunmi, […]

Party of Stupid

David Harsanyi writes at Human Events: In many tactical areas, the Growth and Opportunity Project seems to make sense. Modernization and more effective outreach are great ideas. The problem is that too often, the RNC allows Democrats to define the parameters of debate. There’s way too much worrying about acceptance and far too little about […]