Monday, March 30, 2015

George Stephanopoulos' Gotcha Interview with Indiana Governor Mike Pence

Leftists are gleeful with Stephanopoulos' gotcha questions, but Gov. Pence handles the interview with aplomb.

Watch: "Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Says Religious Freedom Law 'Absolutely Not' a Mistake."

Jamie Foxx Accused of Transphobia After Bruce Jenner Joke at #iHeartRadioMusciAwards


You just cannot joke about this stuff. Man, they'll come down on you like a ton of communist bricks!

At San Francisco Chronicle, "Jamie Foxx Joke About Bruce Jenner at #iHeartRadioMusicAwards Draws Ire."

Foxx took "another jab at the former Olympian, saying, 'Look, I'm just busting your balls while I still can'."

Queen Elizabeth to Dissolve Parliament — It's the Twelfth Time She's Done It

Interesting bit of comparative politics. There's very little power in the British monarchy, but the ability to dissolve parliament remains a significant one, much more than a formality.

At Sky News, "Not Just Theatre: Queen to Dissolve Parliament."

Ayaan Hirsi Ali — From Selma to Tunis: When Will We March Against the Segregation of Our Own Time?

From Ms. Hirsi Ali, at Huffington Post:

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Cartoons

At Flopping Aces, "Sunday Funnies."

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And at Paco Enterprises, "Sunday Funnies," and Reaganite Republican, "Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES."

More at Theo's, "Cartoon Roundup..."

Cartoon Credit: Legal Insurrection, "Branco Cartoon – Leader of the Tee World."

The Revolutionary Communist Roots of #BlackLivesMatter

Radical leftists are cheering the shooting of the decorated Boston police officer, "Leftists Celebrate on Twitter Over Boston Cop Shooting."

One of the radicals linked there is Lamont Lilly, a member of the revolutionary communist organization Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST). Lilly's tweets advocate anti-capitalist violence, "no justice, no peace." See, for example, "Fuck peace. We want justice," and "Anti-Racist. Anti-Capitalist. Anti-Sexist. Anti-Imperialist. Simply means you're PRO-HUMAN!"

And the FIST publication, Red Flag, advocates the systematic murder of law enforcement officers of the "capitalist police state." See, "How Will We Defeat the Police State."

And here's this from another article there, entitled "What Do Communists Stand For? Smashing the Low Wage Capitalist State":
Socialism Did Not Fail: And no it hasn't been a big failure everywhere its ever been tried. The Soviet Union, the first attempt to build socialism, went from being an impoverished agrarian country, to being an industrial power house. It doubled the life expectancy of the people. It produced more steel and tractors than any other society. It provided electricity, running water, housing, and medical care to everyone within its borders. The Soviet Union defeated the Nazis and Hitler. The Soviet Union was the first country to enter outer space.

The Soviet Union collapsed in the 1980s, when it was privatizing things. It collapsed when it was introducing capitalist market reforms, and moving away from socialism, led by leaders who repudiated the revolutionary ideology of Marxism-Leninism.
It goes on like that, even going so far as to praise Cuba and North Korea as spectacular successes of the communist model. Whatever. Reality is always upside down in the left's collectivist worldview, and that's from the Obama White House down to the #BlackLivesMatter activists killing cops in the streets. I've written about this before, so by now it's abundantly clear what this movement's all about, although the treasonous, leftist MSM refuses to report the truth. See, "List of Demands from 'Black Lives Matter'."

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Eric Foner, Columbia University Professor and Communist Apologist, Calls for 'Third Reconstruction'

According to Discover the Networks, "Eric Foner was an anti-American 1960s radical, and as a historian is an apologist for American Communism."

Ain't it the truth.

Well it turns out Professor Foner's got a piece up at the New York Times (where else?) calling for a "Third Reconstruction."

See, "Why Reconstruction Matters."

And at the Nation, "Toward a Third Reconstruction."

The "Second Reconstruction" was allegedly during the civil rights movement, when the federal government exerted enormous power over the states to protect black rights, from public accommodations to voting --- to protect blacks from the Democrats and the Ku Klux Klan. (Y'all of course know about the first Reconstruction, when Republicans protected blacks from the Democrats and the Ku Klux Klan.) Well, far-left socialist regressives want to take us back to those bleak times again. Racist Democrat Party times. I imagine leftists want to bring back lynching too.

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Via Memeorandum.

PHOTO: "The Lynching of Bennie Simmons," at Wikimedia Commons.

Suspect Angelo West Identified in 'Point Blank' Assassination Attempt on Decorated Boston Cop (VIDEO)

At Twitchy, "‘Nearly assassination-style’: Boston police shooting suspect identified as ‘career criminal’ Angelo West, age 41."

The black mofo suspect wasn't about to go back behind bars.

See Kevin Cullen, at the Boston Globe, "Three strikes and he was out on streets again":

Angelo West wasn’t going back to prison.

That’s what this was about. Pure and simple.

When members of the Boston police gang unit stopped the car he was driving on Humboldt Avenue on Friday evening, he knew that the .357 Magnum he was carrying was a ticket back to Cedar Junction in Walpole, and he wasn’t going out like that.

So he came out of the car, without a word, put his gun to the face of John Moynihan, and pulled the trigger. Then he ran off, turning back to fire at Moynihan’s colleagues.

Did he really think he would get away?

Who knows. Luckily, police officers are much better shots than habitual felons like West and he died as he would have had them die.

There was an extraordinary scene as police officers combed the area for spent shell casings and other evidence as Moynihan underwent surgery at Boston Medical Center. Some people got in their faces, calling them pigs, screaming about another black man shot to death by police.

Given the facts in this case, and that, according to Police Commissioner Bill Evans, the entire fatal encounter, showing West put the gun to Moynihan’s face without provocation, is caught on camera, you’d think the people screaming at the cops might have waited, oh, I don’t know, maybe a few hours, before concluding that Angelo West is the next Michael Brown, the next Eric Garner, the next Tamir Rice.

But he isn’t. Angelo West is somebody who routinely armed himself with guns and previously had fired a shot that nearly killed a cop. His death on Humboldt Ave. was more the inevitable conclusion to a violent, lawless life than it is the latest example of police being too quick to fire on young black men...

And here's video of depraved leftists taunting police, "VIDEO - Protesters Caught on Video Taunting Police After Boston Cop Remains in Coma from Shooting."

Behold today's cop-killing left. #BlackLivesMatter only if they're used to kill police.

ANSWER L.A. Protest 'Shuts Down' Marine Recruitment Center That Was Closed on Saturdays

This was last weekend, but I just saw this hilarious tweet from the communist idiot Ryan Endicott:

Only one small problem here. According to CBS News Los Angeles, who checked with local Marine officials, none of the nearby recruiting offices "were open" on Saturday. See, "Dozens of Anti-War Protesters March Through Hollywood."

But hey, it's all about the narrative with the ghoulish far-left communists, heh.

Air Canada Flight 624 Crashes in Halifax

It's almost like I don't wanna fly anymore, all these accidents lately. Sheesh.

At Toronto's National Post, "Air Canada flight 624 crash lands during blizzard in Halifax, sending at least 23 to hospital":
Dominic Stettler, 31, of Wolfville, N.S., said people on board the plane responded with level heads.

“I think we hit a power cable, there was a lot of sparks,” he said. “We hit the ground, we came up and then we slid on the runway for quite a long time. We just kicked the doors out and jumped onto the wing and then ran because we just wanted to get away from the airplane in case of explosions or anything.”

Stettler said people were helping each other after they got off the plane.

“A woman offered me her jacket because I was shivering and pulled me into a tight warm hug and we just sat there for a while. It was kind of special actually,” he said.
Plus, at RT, "Air Canada flight 624 crash lands at Halifax Airport, loses wing, passengers safe," and Ruptly, "We ran because fuel was pouring out of plane - Air Canada passenger."

'Climate change threatens the future of the planet...'

The "twentysomething generation" is the stupidest generation, apparently.

Check LAT's essay from New Yorker John Cubelic, which features the quote at the headline, "I'm twentysomething, I vote, and I won't take seriously any candidate who doubts climate change."

The dude's cocksure of the "consensus" on climate change (not global warming, remember, since environmentalists have to move the goalposts in order to keep the ruse going), and he says that if candidates don't back his statist agenda --- and allegedly those of his generation --- they'll lose his vote in 2016.

The fact is we don't know if "Climate change threatens the future of the planet." And closing off debate on the question to ram home an authoritarian environmental agenda certainly isn't going to make things better. Cubelic spews the classic leftist "shut up denialist" anti-humanist agenda. People are going to die, on genocidal levels, if these ghouls are not stopped. See, ICYMI, "Earth Hour Celebrates Ignorance, Poverty, and Backwardness."

Plus, if you haven't yet, be sure to read Robert Zubrin's awesome book, Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism.

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Police Shut Down Zumiez Skateboarding Event at Stonewood Center in Downey

I got a giggle at this story.

Skateboarders weren't teen heartthrobs when I was a kid, heh.

At the Long Beach Press-Telegram, "2,000 flock to Downey mall to see pro skateboarders; event canceled."

And CBS Los Angeles, "Police Called, Mall Shut Down as 2,000 Teens Turn Out for Pro Skateboarders' Appearance."

Shaneka Monique Torres, 'Bacon-Rage' Woman

The woman's looking at seven years behind bars, but it's an injustice.

Obviously, institutional racism can be the only explanation for her shooting up a McDonald's that forgot to put bacon on her bacon cheeseburgers. #BlackLivesMatter and all that.

At London's Daily Mail, "Woman found guilty of shooting up McDonald's after bacon was left off her burger twice in 24 hours and faces at least seven years in prison."

Death of the Lads Mags?

Well, not quite yet, but Britain's radical feminists are definitely on a roll.

At the Independent UK, "Loaded magazine bids farewell":
Campaigns to obscure the covers of lads’ mags in the name of feminism hit the industry hard in the past couple of years, especially when big retailers like the Co-op got on board, but that’s not what killed off Loaded and Nuts. Both represent an ideology which has become markedly unpopular. “Laddishness” is dying out; the whole concept has become desperately uncool. Even mainstream online porn has been shifting to focus on shared pleasure rather than straightforward female objectification.
Don't believe it for a second.

Lads mags have been shutting down for political reasons, after enduring the assault from the left. When you remove magazines from the marketplace, by covering them and placing them out of sight, market share takes a hit. Nuts reported at the time that they had a good run and didn't need the hassle. It's not quite as bad in the U.S., but it's bad. Protect your freedoms assiduously.

More at the Guardian UK, "Loaded magazine to close after 21 years."

PREVIOUSLY: "Radical Feminists Take Down Nuts Magazine, Leading British 'Lads Mag'." (More at the "Lads Mags" search.

And at the Other McCain, "British Left’s War on ‘Page Three Girls’."

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Earth Hour Celebrates Ignorance, Poverty, and Backwardness

Most excellent.

From Professor Mark Perry, at AEI:
In 2009, Canadian economist Ross McKitrick was asked by a journalist for his thoughts on the importance of the annual one-hour event in energy self-flagellation and green nitwitery known as Earth Hour, which takes place today, March 28, at 8:30 p.m. Here is his excellent response (my emphasis)...
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San Francisco Sheriff's Deputies Used Prisoners for 'Gladiator-Style' Matches

Those San Francisco progs! What will they think of next?!!

They're denying it now, of course.

At LAT, "Lawyer for deputies accused of staging gladiator-style inmate fights denies allegations."

The Black Book of the American Left Volume 4: Islamo-Fascism and the War Against the Jews

The new volume of David Horowitz's collected works is out: The Black Book of the American Left Volume 4: Islamo-Fascism and the War Against the Jews.

Don't miss all of Horowitz's books at Amazon.

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Secrets of 'Tormented' Germanwings Pilot Coming Into Focus

This guy was all f-ked up. He'd even planned for something "spectacular' to happen, to make him famous. We'll, he's famous now. Infamous, in fact.

Very sad.

At the Los Angeles Times, "Germanwings copilot had health, psychological problems, reports say":
Additional evidence emerged Saturday to suggest copilot Andreas Lubitz had health issues that should have prevented him from being allowed anywhere near the controls of the Germanwings A320 Airbus that he apparently deliberately flew into a mountain in the southern Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people aboard.

As well as medical findings, one of the copilot’s former girlfriends came forward to tell a German newspaper that Lubitz, 27, told her, while they were dating last year, that he planned a spectacular gesture to make sure everyone would “remember” him. She described Lubitz as a “tormented” person who knew how to hide secrets.

The German newspaper Bild spoke to the young woman, identified only as Maria W, 26, and said she dated Lubitz for five months in 2014 during which time he said: “One day I will do something that will change the whole system and then everyone will know my name and remember it.

“I never knew what he meant, but now it makes sense,” the woman was quoted as saying.

She revealed that the pilot had suffered nightmares and that their relationship ended because his behavior scared her.

“At night, he would wake up and scream: 'We’re going down!'”

She said if Lubitz did indeed deliberately bring down the plane, “it is because he understood that because of his health problems, his big dream of a job at Lufthansa as captain and as a long-haul pilot was practically impossible.”

And at the Other McCain, "German Co-Pilot Commits Mass Murder":
You might think that this incident seven years ago — when Lubitz was 21 and “depression” interrupted his training — would have caused someone to question his fitness to be a commercial pilot. Oh, but that would be discrimination against the mentally ill, which is unacceptable. Misguided ideas about “human rights” thereby result in putting a murderous psychopath in the cockpit so he can kill 149 innocent people by flying into a mountain at 400 miles an hour.

“You only hear the screams in the final seconds.”
 Yeah, well, wouldn't want to hurt the feelings of the regressive enablers of death, or anything.

Speaking of which, don't miss the broad-brush smears over at No More Mister, "ISLAMOPHOBES FIND A GERMANWINGS STORY THEY LIKE":
No reputable media outlet has reported on any possible motivation for the downing of Germanwings Flight 9525 apart from the claim that copilot Andreas Lubitz was suffering from a significant level of depression -- so elements of the Islam-hating right are now just turning him into a Islamist terrorist, based on evidence that appears to be nothing more than wishful thinking on their part.
And who would be the "Islam-hating right" to which No More Mister smears?

Well, Jim Hoft, a.k.a., "Gateway Pundit." That's it. Oh, actually, there's also Debbie Schlussel, of whom no one --- and I mean literally no one on the right --- considers one of their own partisans. She's simply a nutbag.

But hey, the idiot Steve M.'s got his "Islamophobe" meme and he's going with it!

With So Many Mexicans in the U.S., Mexico Soccer Team No Longer Plays in Mexico

This is an amazing story. Hilarious even. Although it's sad for poor Mexicans who don't even get to see their own team play soccer. But it's hilarious for leftists, since once again their program of "compassionate" immigration policy is shown for what it is: The Reconquista.

At the Los Angeles Times, "Mexico's national soccer team finds a great home venue -- in the U.S.":

Last year, Mexico played more games in the U.S. — eight — than the U.S. national team played domestically. Since February 2010, Mexico has played 30 of its 50 non-tournament games, called friendlies, in this country — many before sellout crowds.

This isn't to say the U.S. team isn't popular here. According to Adidas, the uniform provider for the Mexican national team, the U.S. and Mexico sold nearly an equal number of team jerseys in this country last year. Most second- and third-generation Mexican-Americans rate the U.S. as their second-favorite team.

Mexico is first....

The U.S. has a Mexican American population of more than 35 million, accounting for more than 65% of a U.S. Spanish-speaking marketplace that is increasingly attractive to advertisers. The most popular team is the Mexican national team, which is why SUM has been able to get major corporations such as Wells Fargo, Unilever, Allstate, Castrol, Makita and Home Depot to sponsor U.S. tours.

Not surprisingly, the Mexican team's favorite cities are ones with huge expatriate populations such as Phoenix, Houston, Dallas and Los Angeles, where they regularly pack huge football stadiums.

In Southern California, Mexico drew more than 90,000 to the Rose Bowl for a meaningless midweek exhibition with New Zealand in 2010. A year later an overwhelmingly pro-Mexico crowd of 93,420 was in Pasadena for the Gold Cup final with the U.S. Some of the U.S. players were extremely unsettled at being the visiting team in their own country. The American national team hasn't played Mexico in Southern California since then.
The team's owner openly disses Mexican nationals. Not enough lucre. Well, at least he's not a communist. That's the only good takeaway from this story. He's not a scummy, decrepit Marxist-Leninist revolutionary America-basher, like most of the idiot stateside Mexican leftists who're going to the games.

The Left's Evil, Hypocritical Boycott of Indiana

This was the outrage du jour yesterday, "Indiana Religious Freedom Law Sparks Fury" (via Google and Memeorandum).

But according to the Washington Post, "19 states that have ‘religious freedom’ laws like Indiana’s that no one is boycotting."

Government has to show a "compelling governmental interest" before it can trample religious freedom. That's all that's required. The Indiana law is in line with the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. See the Weekly Standard, "Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Explained." More often than not public accommodations are made for disadvantaged groups. The important thing is that in certain circumstances protections for religious observance will outweigh the goals of state attempts to force equality. And that's why the left is outraged. They want to trample freedom of conscience. They cannot stand a free people making moral choices for themselves. Leftists want state power to force compliance without exception. It's hateful and bigoted. But that's the essences of far-left regressivism.

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Dashboard Video Contradicts Actress Taraji Henson's Claim That Son Was Racially Profiled

Despicable lying douchebag leftists always go for the racist allegations first, only to eat shit later.

Watch, at the Los Angeles Times, "Actress Taraji Henson apologizes to Glendale police for racial profile claims."

The cop was super nice!

Here's Henson's earlier allegations, "'Empire' actress Taraji P. Henson says son was racially profiled at USC."

Illinois National Guardsmen Planned Islamic State Terror Plot

Move along. Nothing to see here.

At IBD, "Islamic State In Illinois Planned Another Ft. Hood":

An Illinois National Guardsman sought to fight with Islamic State as his cousin plotted to kill scores at an Illinois National Guard facility. If they had succeeded, would President Obama call it workplace violence?

President Obama's "JV" terrorist team has metastasized to the point where its franchisees have spread across continents and oceans, with the FBI investigating ISIS-related activities and plots in all 50 states, including a very dangerous one in the commander in chief's home state of Illinois.

One of those FBI investigations involved the arrest Wednesday of Hasan Edmonds — a supply specialist with the Illinois National Guard, who had trained at the Joliet Armory since 2011 — at Chicago's Midway International Airport as he prepared to board a plane to Detroit and then to Cairo via Amsterdam, with the goal of joining the Islamic State.

Two hours later, authorities picked up his cousin, Jonas Edmonds, who had planned to wear Hasan's uniform and attack the facility in the same manner that Maj. Nidal Hasan did at Fort Hood, Texas.

The cousins had scouted out the armory on Tuesday, with Hasan Edmonds picking up a copy of the facility training schedule. The plan was for Jonas Edmonds to carry out the assault using AK-47s and grenades.

As they cased the National Guard facility on Tuesday, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the cousins from Aurora, Ill., discussed where soldiers would be stationed inside, which rooms and areas to avoid, and the firepower required to carry out the assault. The plot was uncovered when an FBI source made connections with Hasan Edmonds on Facebook, inquiring about his plans to travel overseas to join the Islamic State.

We are mindful of the fact that not all IS recruits and sympathizers are so careless in revealing their intentions. It may be a cliche, but we have to be right all the time while terrorists only have to be right once.

If successful, the planned assault on the Joliet Armory might have mirrored the terrorist attack by Nidal Hasan, whose Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base near Killeen, Texas, killed 13, including a pregnant soldier, and wounded 32, as he shouted "Allahu Akhbar!"

The Obama administration would dismiss the attack as "workplace violence," just as they dismissed the Islamic State as a "JV" terrorist team...

New Kendra Sunderland Photos

I guess the chick is going full porn star at this point. She's seen at the photos making molds for adult sex toys.

At Egotastic!, "OSU Library Girl Kendra Sunderland Nekkid for Molding of Her Adult Toys."

FLASHBACK, "Kendra Sunderland, Former Oregon State University Student, Arrested After Making Porn Video in Campus Library."

U.S. Raises Pressure on Israel Over Palestinians


Barack Hussein is throwing Israel to the wolves at the U.N. on Palestinian statehood.

At WSJ, "White House leaves open the possibility of letting the United Nations set a deadline for a Palestinian state":
The U.S. exerted new pressure against Israel by leaving open the possibility of letting the United Nations set a deadline for a Palestinian state, in what would be a departure from using American veto power to protect its close Mideast ally.

The prospect of a U.N. Security Council resolution arose Friday when French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Paris would introduce a measure setting a deadline for a negotiated settlement of the conflict and the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, possibly within two years.

On dozens of occasions in recent decades, the U.S. has lobbied against approval of such resolutions, using its veto authority as a permanent member of the Security Council as a last resort. In response to past resolutions concerning the Middle East, the White House has echoed Israel’s contention that U.N. action cannot substitute for direct negotiations.

But the White House took a markedly different tack on Friday. Press secretary Josh Earnest said the Obama administration was aware of Mr. Fabius’s comments. “But we have not yet actually seen a text of a resolution so I’d reserve comment on a hypothetical resolution,” he said.

While he didn’t indicate whether the U.S. would actively favor such a resolution, the absence of any dissuasion was telling. White House officials didn’t elaborate on the Obama administration’s position...
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At Least 17 Dead as al-Shabaab Lays Waste to Somali Hotel

The tide of war keeps receding.

Reports elsewhere say victims were beheaded.

At NYT, "Official: Al-Shabab Siege at Somali Hotel Ends, 17 Dead."

And at Euronews, "Militants launch deadly assault on Mogadishu hotel."

'Girl Crush'

Hmm... This is interesting.

From Randall Roberts, at LAT, "Big Town's 'Girl Crush' rankles puritanical country radio."

The lyrics video is here.

Virginia Postrel Joins Glenn Reynolds

They're talking about education. It's quite interesting and informative.