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Vox Day: Three Entries on the Jews

This week at Vox Day,  a trio of punchy entries on the subject of Jewish influence and malfeasance, and the likely consequences thereof. Next Year in Jerusalem: People have a free speech right to anti-Semitic rhetoric, they have a right to be hostile if that is how they feel, and if any Jew seriously wants […]

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The Kiev Sanction II: Ukrainian “Government” Collapses– Why?

From the Los Angeles Times: In a brief statement, [Prime Minister] Yatsenyuk told Parliament, “I announce my resignation in connection with the collapse of the coalition and the blocking of government initiatives.” He criticized lawmakers for gridlock that he said had interfered with the body’s ability to pass measures on issues such as energy and […]

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The Kiev Sanction: background to crisis

WWIII curiously has been averted– almost as curious as the way flight MH17 diverted into rebel airspace.  I guess we can be thankful, in some small way, that Reggie keeps Barry Hussein well-stocked with “good” weed. It may well prove that the Malaysian air flight was drafted to use as a human shield for simultaneous […]

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Women are Stupid

Hey, ladies.  Barack Obama’s giving your country away to gangbanging orphans with tattoos and Plague.  But not to worry.  It’s summer!!  How you choose to snooze your brain is up to you.  Lotsa’ options! How about 15 Things You Should Never Say to a YA Fan. 5. I’ve never heard of that book. I only […]

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Gay “Marriage” Today, Incest the world!

It’s here!  Move aside tranny weddings, the newest new frontier in the Battle For Civil Rights(TM) has arrived!!  H/t Vox Popoli: A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer be a taboo and that the community may now accept consensual sex between adult siblings. Judge Garry Neilson, from the district […]

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Attack of the Killer Monster Polar Vortex!

Global Warming Changing is nigh again:  hat-tip to Vox Day commenter Salt:  OMG it’s like that volcano attack the summer the Romantics hung out at Lake Geneva and wrote Frankenstein: Call it the ghost of the polar vortex, the polar vortex sequel, or the polar vortex’s revenge. Meteorological purists may tell you it’s not a […]

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But the honor endures: the latest feats of Roger Federer

Roger Federer, barely beaten in the Wimbledon Finals– but what a great man, just to be there.  For those who have prophesied Federer’s impending mortality ever since Wimbledon in 2008, this is– yet another– astonishing proof of the man’s enormous gift. Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in […]

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The Fourth of July: Thoughts from Brother Nathanael

Our Orthodox spiritual and geopolitical guru, Brother Nathanael, shares a few thoughts for the holiday weekend, from the suddenly vernal surroundings of his usually snow-streaked mountain retreats: We may say we need, not an “American Century”, but a Century for Americans.  A new era without servile corporatism, globalism, multiculturalism, militarism, and the self-righteous casuistry of […]

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The Abomination Called “Surrogacy” (and the train that follows)

It never should have been allowed.  Surely a Marxist would call it the ultimate degraded form of “alienated labor”.  A Christian or a Jew should recognize that even the polygamous arrangements of the Old Testament have nothing in common with it.  No contract, no exchange of money, can ever unbind the bond stiched in the […]

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Andrea Ostrov Letania on the Jewish Question

Neo-Hegelian film blogger Andrea Ostrov Letania, whose vast Emersonian movie essays often launch into dazzling if unpredictable tangents on history, culture, and nations, provides a précis of her views on the “Jewish Question”, as it now confronts Western whites in an America and Europe dominated by Jewish elitists whose intentions are orthogonal to the interests of […]

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“If Nixon was a Democrat in office today, the New York Times would run a front page, above-the-fold story on #YesAllWomen heroine Rosemary Woods and the patriarchal, cisnormative assault on her secretarial skills.”

Can you smell the Pulitzer? –asks Kurt Schlichter in a devastating little piece from the usually rather lowbrow Townhall.  The quoted hypothetical is simply, literally too true. It’s become evident that rule of law is just about over in the United States of America.  If the GOP won’t take the Eric Cantor defeat as a […]

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Dead mules look hotter, have better sense

I know what you’re thinking– and I’m already asking it myself– Iraq is falling to a transnational Al Qaeda empire, Barack Hussein is invading America with a horde of Honduran babies, and how the f**k can you stop and gawp at preggers Chelsea Clinton in a pair of leather-look leggings? Well hell, if a pregnant Chelsea […]

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Hail Jesus! and thank you, Mickey Kaus!

The traitorous son of a b*tch Eric Cantor, Quisling Prince of RINOs, lost his primary.  Patriots, populists, immigration realists, take heart:  the Chamber of Commerce is not the ordained minister of our fate.  Jewish globalists can be made to answer.  Common sense still has appeal.  And not all Republicans want to be buttboys for the […]

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Europe Tosses in Slumber

Did you know croissants were made to be eaten in mockery of Islam?  They’re crescents, and you eat them.  This started, it seems, in Spain, in the days when the Infidels reigned in Andalusia, before they were driven out and Spain, purified, spread its empire across the world. Maybe I can eat a Pepperidge Farms Brussels cookie in […]

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Rationalizing Big Government and Big Debt

From Timothy Taylor’s The Instant Econimist: What are the trends in overall federal spending over time?  First of all, as a share of GDP, federal spending hasn’t shown any upward trend over recent decades.  Back in the early 1960s, federal spending ranged from about 19 to 22 percent of GDP.  It was a little higher […]

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STEM, SHMEM

This article’s summary of recent reports on STEM employment and would-be employees puts a stake through the heart of Silicon Valley’s selfish plea for more immigrant workers, and I’m all for seeing that stake poke through Zuckerberg’s backside.  But, conservative daddies who demand the kiddies do STEM degrees because they’re “useful”, take note: In looking […]

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The USDA wants submachine guns

I hear, here and there, that it’s getting to where every last federal government worker is armed to the teeth.  Can it really be that Washington is creating an internal security army by weaponizing all the fedgov bureaucrats?  An isteve commenter (Mr. Anon, to be precise) notes: I wonder how serious our government is about making […]

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Benghazi: The difference, at this point, it does make

Althouse commenter Megaera writes: Just because these questions still trouble me — and it troubles me more that no one seems to be asking them — we talk about the 4 dead men, but who points out that but for 2 acts of open disobedience the death toll would have been 39 and we might […]

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Bookmark of the Beast: Common Core selections

The other week, I picked up a Dover Thrift anthology of Romantic poetry.  This one is dedicated entirely to the big six English poets of the High Romantic period: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats.  Not that I don’t have plenty of Romantic poetry to choose from anyway, even if I’ve long since lost my […]

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Star Wars Paganism

A 4-year-old who died from an inoperable brain tumor received his final request earlier this month: a Star Wars-themed funeral.  Jack Robinson of Hampshire, England, passed away on April 1. According to The News in Portsmouth, the 4-year-old was diagnosed with the tumor in January. When doctors gave him only a 5 percent chance of […]

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A hiatus in hijinks

In Korea, a ferry full of high school teens on a field trip has capsized and, amid a welter of conflicting reports, it looks as if the fatalities will be in the hundreds.  Hundreds are still missing, at any event, and the waters are cold, and dozens of casualties are confirmed.  A rural community likely […]

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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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–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 […]