June 23, 2019

AOC Gets second invitation to tour real concentration camps

Jack Kemp

From The Blaze...

Ocasio-Cortez invited to tour Nazi concentration camps with Holocaust survivor for 'proper education'

A Holocaust remembrance group has invited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to tour infamous Nazi concentration camps with a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor.

From The Depths, an organization that works to preserve the truth about the Holocaust, invited Ocasio-Cortez to participate in an educational tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau, Mauthausen, and Majdanek concentration camps with Edward Mosberg, who survived stays at multiple Nazi death camps...

"The opportunity you will have of visiting the German Nazi Concentration Camps along with Mr. Mosberg, a 93 year old survivor of history's most brutal genocidal regime, will enable you to become a witness of a witness, something that our generation will sadly be the last to do, as result of the fact that the survivors are passing away at an ever increasing rate," the letter said...

From The Depths, an organization that works to preserve the truth about the Holocaust, invited Ocasio-Cortez to participate in an educational tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau, Mauthausen, and Majdanek concentration camps with Edward Mosberg, who survived stays at multiple Nazi death camps.

In an open letter, the group said it believes Ocasio-Cortez's controversial comments stem from "a lack of proper education on the Holocaust, a significant issue of our generation."

"The opportunity you will have of visiting the German Nazi Concentration Camps along with Mr. Mosberg, a 93 year old survivor of history's most brutal genocidal regime, will enable you to become a witness of a witness, something that our generation will sadly be the last to do, as result of the fact that the survivors are passing away at an ever increasing rate," the letter said.

Mosberg said, "It should be a requirement of all United States Congressmen to visit Auschwitz," according to Haaretz.

From The Depths has already hosted nearly two dozen U.S. lawmakers from Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, on tours of concentration camps, according to the letter...


See the full article here.

Ocasio-Cortez has not yet responded to the invitations.

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China Falling

Timothy Birdnow

China's market is about to implode in a manner similar to the Lehman collapse which triggered the Great Recession in the U.S.

According to Asia Times Online:

"In ominous echoes of what happened before, and certainly after the Lehman failure,” say analysts at Zero Hedge, "it has gotten far harder for corporate bonds to be accepted as collateral for repo financing as lenders increasingly demand top quality bonds such as Chinese sovereign bills and policy bank notes as pledges.”

That’s the thing about credit-market cracks. They tend to emerge with little warning and spread quicker than even the bears imagined. September 2008, when Lehman Brothers imploded, is a case in point.

Risks are even greater in an opaque, developing nation like China. The black-box nature of China Inc. warps yield levels, credit spreads and the sober allotment of credit ratings. Along with censoring the media and Internet, Beijing discredits or blacklists overseas researchers highlighting risks.

Earlier this month, China began allowing local governments to increase borrowing even further for infrastructure. It also will allow municipalities to use proceeds from bond sales as equity in certain projects, including highways and railways. This alone could raise already precarious risk profiles around the nation.

The upshot: when China’s debt markets do crater, it will come out of nowhere for even the savviest of investors.

China has been monumentally successful over the last couple of decades precisely because Western elites decided they should be. They have had sweetheart deals with no pushback when they misbehave. Now that they are being squeezed the vulnerability of their command economy is starting to show. This should surprise no one; we saw this in the old Soviet Union, which the "experts" assured us was an economic powerhouse until the day it collapsed. China may well go the same way.

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Alphabet: the Evil Globalists

Timothy Birdnow

Here's an interesting article about the most evil company on Earth - Google. I have been a huge critic of Google for a long time now, and this essay by Linda Goudsmit fleshes out WHY we should fear the Alphabet.

From the article:

Google is a multi-billion dollar globalist enterprise and the potential medium for social engineering in the 21st century.

Google searches are easily designed to manipulate the public with their globalist narrative. How would it work?

Consider the seriousness of Carole Cadwalladr’s experience. Anyone who Googles the word Jew is inundated with antisemitic propaganda validating the most vicious politically motivated lies about Israel and the Jewish people. In an earlier article, the Political Purpose of Anti-Semitism, I discuss how the political purpose of anti-semitism is to galvanize support for a political movement during times of social and political upheaval. The political movement that Google supports is Globalism.

I have discussed Globalism at great length, but its defining distinction is this:

"The word globalism is often used in its narrowest context to mean global trade, which obscures its broader political intention to internationalize nation states and ultimately impose one-world government.”

The globalist elite unapologetically envision a new world order that restructures the world into one world community with one world nation, one world currency, one world flag, one world language, that are imposed under the auspices of the United Nations and ruled by themselves, of course. United Nations initiatives like its Agenda 2030 promote this restructuring with glorious promises of a better life for all. The 17 sustainable goals articulated in the documents expose the plan to loot industrial countries, particularly the United States, and redistribute US wealth to non-industrialized countries to make the world a more "just and fair place.” REALLY??

The globalist vision of one world and one world government offers global businesses like Google and Amazon an unfettered marketplace for their goods and services. Globalism is very good for globalist businesses. America-first policies are not good for global businesses – they are good for America and American workers. That explains why giant global businesses are uniformly hostile to America-first President Trump and his America-first policies.

Read the whole article; it's well worth your time.

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Close Approach of Asteroid

Timothy Birdnow

Czech Physicist and String Theorist Lubos Motls pens a rather disturbing essay on the dangers of 2006 QV89, an asteroid that is going to pass the Earth in September.

From the Reference Frame:

Now, the media are virtually unanimous in saying that the asteroid 2006 QV89 is harmless, there is no risk, nothing to see here, nothing to worry about, don't sweat, no hazard etc.

Sorry but 1-in-7,000 is very far from zero. Let's look at this beast, 2006 QV89, through Sentry, NASA's mostly automatic system to monitor such objects (Wiki on Sentry).

OK, its mass is 40,000 tons and the diameter is 31 meters.

Without the extra acceleration in the Earth's gravitational field, the speed during the impact would be[Math Processing Error]vinfinity=5.16km/s. However, the Earth's gravity adds some speed that is calculable from the escape velocity [Math Processing Error]vescape=11.2km/s so that the actual speed of the asteroids near the Earth's surface would be the Pythagorean hypotenuse[Math Processing Error]vimpact=vinfinity2+vescape2=12.28km/s. A football stadium could hit the Earth by the speed of 12 kilometers per second. The probability is 1-in-7,000. If you throw a die five times and you get 6-6-6-6-6, the asteroid will hit the Earth on September 9th. So please don't throw any dice if you want to preserve the safety of the people.

The impact kinetic energy is 0.72 megatons of TNT, about 50 Hiroshima bombs. Because it's below 1 megaton, this asteroid cannot make it to the Torino scale at all: it's Torino scale 0 right now. If the probability grew for that asteroid, it would be a routine discovery, scale 1, or the localized destruction, 3 or 8, depending on whether it's certain.

There is no way how this small asteroid could terminate the life on Earth but I still think that you don't want this asteroid to hit a major city.

The mankind should be learning to fight against these threats – because at some moment, larger and more urgent threats of this kind are guaranteed to arrive. To make some experiment, I propose to simply send some ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead against this particular asteroid to break it to pieces. Note that when the asteroid is still far away, it is moving by the speed of 5 km/s or so relatively to the Earth. The ballistic missiles also move by up to 5 km/s. But we don't need to chase the asteroid, it's approaching us. That makes it much easier to achieve the collision.

Motls is a powerhouse intellect and not someone to dismiss lightly. While the chances of Earth being hit are small, they aren't THAT small.

I don't expect any problems, but at some point we are going to take it on the chin from one of these chunks of interplanetary debris. They killed the Dinosaurs, after all. We need to work out a system for dealing with them.

Well, if this thing is going to hit Earth, maybe it can hit the U.N. building? Or land on top of CNN's headquarters? A fellow can dream...

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Facebook Launches Own Currency; the Beast comes to the Internet

Timothy Birdnow

Facebook has the GDP of many nations on Earth, so now they are launching their own currency. Apparently they want to be fully independent of any nation.

From theNBC News article:

The social networking company on Tuesday said it plans to help launch a digital currency in 2020, marking one of the company's most aggressive moves yet to push beyond digital advertising.

A new nonprofit group based in Geneva, the Libra Association, will oversee the currency, called "Libra." It will initially be backed by Facebook's expertise but governed by 28 founding partners including payment firms Visa and Mastercard and internet companies eBay, Spotify and Uber.

Facebook said that it wants the currency to be available starting the first half of next year and that it believes many of the 2 billion people who are already on the company's services will one day regularly use the new currency to buy things or send money internationally.

"The motivation for this is to effectively enable a simple global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people," Dante Disparte, head of policy and communications for the Libra Association, told NBC News.

The new currency will be called Libra, after the Roman deity for scales and measures.

Considering how lax Facebook has been in matters of privacy, and how Facebook has shamelessly sold user information, one wonders about who exactly would buy this crypto-currency; you would basically be giving your financial information to a predatory entity. But people are stupid that way, and would no doubt embrace the convenience and ignore the danger.

Facebook ahs become way, way too big.

I find it strange that the Progressives, who claim capitalism is the problem in society and that we need strict controls over big corporations, are happy with Zuckerberg and Facebook having so much power. If the Left really was concerned about the little guy being steamrolled by a mammoth corporation, wouldn't they worry abot Facebook? Amazon? Twitter? Nah...these guys are on the "right side" as they see it.

There are over 2.38 billion users of Facebook worldwide. That's more than there are Christians worldwide (2.19 billion) and a full billion more Facebook users than Muslims (1.8 billion). And Facebook users appear more devout than, well, a majority of Christians, at the very least. The raw power of this platform is quite frightening. It reminds me of The Book of Revelation "who is like unto the Beast, and who can make war with It?" Also, the name is reminiscent of Revelation; Libra, the balance, reminds me of the rider of the black horse.

Think that's over the top? Remember the beasts of Daniel; the fourth is not like any creature, but is something new. Makes me think of Facebook, a beast unlike any we have ever seen.

How long before this type of international crypto-currency becomes a mandatory thing? How long before you can neither buy nor sell without it? And how long before you have to have a chip to prove you are who you say in order to use it?

Facebook has become too powerful to rein in at this point. I doubt the U.S. can do anything about it at this point.

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Top Ten Reasons Transgenderism is Wrong

Timothy Birdnow

The top ten reasons why transgenderism is just wrong from TFP Student Action.

They are:

1. Transgenderism IsTyrannical

2. It Fuels Child Abuse

3. It Contradicts Biology and Science

4. Biological Sex Cannot Change

5. It Warps Manhood and Womanhood

6. It Destroys Reason

7. Transgenderism Is Self-Destructive

8. Where Will Transgenderism Lead Us: Trans-Species

9. Transgender Ideology and Religious Persecution

10. It Offends God

Do read the entire article; he fleshes out the details.

One quick point; I think transspeciesism is the least of our worries. More than likely this will lead to demands that we normalize pedophilia and other really bad stuff like bestiality and necrophilia. But pedophilia is the Holy Grail of the hedonists movement, and that is in the works now. Recently the American Psychiatric Association removed pedophilia from their list of mental illnesses, calling it a "sexual orientation"  - exactly what they did in the '70's with homosexuality. If it follows the same course we should have decriminalization in a few years, then we will be ordered to celebrate it.

And read this article about three men arrested in Britain for raping livestock. It's coming, folks, and the transgender movement is at the forefront of this.

Do read the entire article.

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Some are More Accountable than Others

Warner Todd Houston makes the following astute observations:

Let me get this straight.... Democrats say kids brought into the U.S. illegally are not responsible for the crimes of their parents... but white people are guilty of slavery that ended 150 years ago?

It is amazing how ignorant Democrats are of history. All day long I've gotten tweets from moron leftists saying we need reparations "because we need to hold America responsible for slavery." Nearly 700,000 Americans firkin DIED while being held accountable for slavery. That train left the station in 1865, morons

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June 22, 2019

Calumny; Woman Accuses Trump of Rape

Timothy Birdnow

A mainstream media advice columnist has accused Donald Trump of raping her back in the mid '90's.

She also said he has a small penis.

Now, if she were telling the truth, would she make that statement? There's more:

E. Jean Carroll tells @Lawrence that she will not seek rape charges against Donald Trump because it would be "disrespectful" to women at the boarder "who are being raped around the clock" pic.twitter.com/TG13a3k95W
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) June 22, 2019

Huh? Won't press charges because she doesn't want to disrespect illegal aliens who are being raped by other illegal aliens?

This is not just a lie, but a profound lie. The Left is desperate.

BTW, Trump likes beautiful women. This gal wouldn't even fire up Bill Clinton.

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Junk Yard Trump

Timothy Birdnow

Bookworm makes the following observation:

Am I the only one who understands that @realDonaldTrump is letting the Iranians know he’s a mad dog who’s just barely leashed and that, if they act up again, the leash will break?

— Bookwormroom (@Bookwormroom) June 21, 2019

The longer version goes back to a theory I developed when George Bush was president. Back then, the Lefties on my feed all called Bush a "cowboy,” meaning that he was a stupidly loose cannon who might do anything, at any time. Back then, I argued that Bush’s actions were, in fact, very restrained, but that there was a virtue to being perceived as a loose cannon. It made him unpredictable and, to our enemies, threatening.

Trump cultivates a different, albeit equally unpredictable and dangerous, image: He’s the attack dog, constantly barking ferociously, anxious to charge his enemies and rip out their jugulars. The only thing holding him back is the leash that his more mature advisers are able to tug on, just barely, in order to restrain his killer, otherwise-unmanageable instincts.

This seems to be a successful pose. After all, it was his insouciant, killer dog bomb-dropping during a dinner with Chairman Xi that probably brought Kim Jong-un to the negotiating table. On the one hand, Kim is the premier of a despicable, deadly totalitarian system, and has apparently participated fully in that system, whether because he believes in it or because it’s the only way to stay alive in a tank full of fanatical communist alligators. On the other hand, Kim is also a guy who was raised in the West, who likes his creature comforts, and who doesn’t want to die. He worries that Trump might kill him and that’s an incentive to negotiate.

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Radiation fraud must be exposed

Paul Driessen

From Tom Harris and Dr. Jay Lehr

Many people think that science is somehow immune to frauds and misrepresentations. Application of the "scientific method” supposedly weeds out the bad apples. Yet, just as in every other human endeavor, there are always scientists who will lie, cheat, and steal to get ahead. A few even received Nobel Prizes before they were found out.

One of these deceptions has yet to be effectively unveiled. The cost to medicine, human health, and energy is huge. That is the unsupportable concept that even the smallest amount of radiation could lead to the production of cancer cells in the human body.


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June 21, 2019

Old & Young Vets' suicide rates mixed together - deceiving?

Jack Kemp

I've just read a source book on transcendental meditation which mentions significant information about veterans, as the author has come across an interesting clarification, one showing that what we are told in the press about current veterans' suicide rates have been distorted and exaggerated by sensation seeking "journalists,." making younger vets appear more prone to suicide than they statistically are, even though there is a lot of PTSD among recent war veterans. In the book "Strength and Stillness" by Bob Roth, it states:

"...according to a recent study from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs...The study includes more than fifty million veterans' records from 1979 to 2014 from every state. Most striking, roughly 65 percent of all veteran suicides in 2014 were for individuals fifty years or older, many of whom spent little or no time fighting in the most recent wars."

The source of this study was an article in the Military Times, namely:

Leo Shane III and Patricia Kime's "New VA Study Finds 20 Veterans Commit Suicide Each Day," Military Times online, last modified 7 July 2016 and can be found here.

So the older veterans of the Vietnam Era had more problems. Well there are reasons for this that have nothing to do with the intelligence of the typical citizens' I.Q. in the Vietnam era. This is further explained in a recent ground breaking book that I summarize in the following brief article I include below. The Dept. of Defense and the VA did a lot of "blaming the victim" in those days, more so than now.

Hamilton Gregory is a Vietnam War U.S. Army veteran as a college grad who became a regular infantryman and not an officer. By going through basic training boot camp, he got to meet and mentor some of the draftees from Sec. of Defense McNamara's absurd social program concept called "Project 100,000." Others in the military called it "McNamara's Morons" who were brought into the services. The situation was a perfect storm of military manpower shortages and elitist do gooder concepts that created a nightmare social program. These low I.Q. combatants brought into the military to "uplift them" suffered triple the death rate of the soldiers they fought with because a number of them - at the lower end of the I.Q. scale - could not literally tell their left foot from their right or know how to tie the laces of their combat boots, as author Hamilton Gregory observed firsthand in the service. He later contacted other veterans' stories to get an overall view of this problem.

Mr. Gregory tells the story of a national "leadership" folly and the mostly sad and unjust impact it had on these low I.Q. veterans, a group that was easy to exploit because they were often poor urban black and also poor back country whites, both groups which did not know how to use the system to protest their abuses by contacting Congressmen or getting legal advice. And this policy of taking very low functioning recruits all started in their early 1960s, even before the Vietnam War buidup.

President Kennedy's Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara, a technocrat and former Ford Motor Company CEO and WWII U.S. Army statistical analysis officer himself, had championed this idea even before the military buildup of the Vietnam War, namely that the military (mostly the Army and the Marines) could take in recruits who had failed the military's intelligence test, getting scores below an 80 I.Q. and giving them remedial education with the use of 1960s-era high techvideotape coursework. This was a continuation of many social programs that made up Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty." The problem was most difficult when the military began taking in recruits with I.Q.s around 60. I'm not making this up. Hamilton Gregory details this history in his book "McNamara's Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War." And the last chapter talks in great detail about this practice still being continued, to some extent, even to the present day. A thirty-six minute summary of Mr. Gregory's findings can also be seen on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J2VwFDV4-g

Where McNamara was partially right was with a few of these low I.Q. recruits in the higher range who could be trained to do decent basic work such as carrying supplies or cleaning medical clinics. But many of sub 70 I.Q. recruits were a threat and danger to themselves and their fellow combatants. This problem could not be then eliminated because of the nature of the draft and draft exemptions. Politicians  were reluctant to eliminate college students military deferments and fatherhood deferments (as well as the ease of even avoiding the draft by getting braces for one's teeth). The politicians allowed this because didn't want to risk being voted out of office by the middle class. Major League professional athletes, for example, in all but two cases, found themselves positions in Reserve units that were not deployed to the war at all, as they have been the case in recent Middle Eastern wars.

Mr. Gregory talks of such down to earth real things that McNamara, in his Pentagon office, was nowhere close to having to deal with face-to-face on a daily basis but could be imagined by him from a distance as his "doing good for the disadvantaged" project. This included problems such as these "Project 100,000" enlistees constantly failing physical training tests (officers often sent them to sick bay on the days when test times were recorded for their units) to also having ringers (mentally competent sergeants) take basic training mental proficiency tests in place of these low I.Q. enlistees. But this resulted in problems in the field such as the story about a low I.Q. soldier who challenged an officer in Vietnam to give a password but then shot the officer dead before he had the chance to answer or soldiers who constantly wanted to talk while on patrol - another risk to the fighting unit's lives.

Hamilton Gregory, besides being a career journalist, has made an effort to tell the story of those low I.Q. soldiers after the war. But his telling the stories has not undone the past damages. One of those soldiers, a man named John L. Ward. wrote a history of his time in the service which he titled "Moron Corps: A Vietnam Veteran's Case for Action." I got this book and frankly found it offers few insights on how he helped others. And the book states that Ward has moved to the Philippines.

But this Hamilton Gregory's book (and the Youtube video of his) gives one insight into how a war was halfheartedly fought in the 1960s and the aftereffects still haunting this country. It's always easier to blame the veterans than those who set up the system.

NOTE: After showing this article to Brett D'Alessandro, the veteran who co-runs the charity Backpacks for Life, he tells me he still believes the figures of current veteran suicides is understated. Disagreeing with the Bob book and the Military Times article and also noting that second book about McNamara's "Project 100,000," he adds this comment: "For every one veteran that commits suicide there are a dozen that go undocumented. I get his point that possibly the older generation might have the majority of veterans committing suicide but the numbers are not low."

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With Friends like these...

Timothy Birdnow

Americans for Tax Reform

A bill being pushed by Republican Congressman Francis Rooney would trigger new or higher taxes on many Social Security recipients. Rooney is the lone Republican sponsor of the bill, H.R. 763, a carbon tax bill co-sponsored by over 40 House Democrats.

Read about it here.

Funny; I thought Republicans were opposed to tax hikes, yet here we are. This guy needs to be primaried out of office. We don't need false friends like that.

Rooney is a Congressman from Florida.

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Ninth Circuit allows Trump to defund Planned Parenthood

Timothy Birdnow

Good news! A Federal Court has ruled that the Trump Administration can defund Planned Parenthood! Believe it or not!

'From the Epoch Times:

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel of three judges all voted to allow the rules to go into effect even as lawsuits against the administration are underway in multiple court systems. The rules will be put into place by the Health and Human Services (HHS) agency.

"Absent a stay, HHS will be forced to allow taxpayer dollars to be spent in a manner that it has concluded violates the law, as well as the Government’s important policy interest in ensuring that taxpayer dollars do not go to fund or subsidize abortions,” the judges wrote in the ruling (pdf), which was published online by CNN.

The judges wrote that Congress enacted Title X in 1970 to create a limited grant program for certain types of pre-pregnancy family planning services. In 1988, HHS regulations were put into place forbidding clinics receiving Title X funds from providing counseling or referrals for abortion as a method of family planning.

Those regulations were suspended several years later by the department but now the Trump administration is seeking to put them back into place, referring to it as the "Final Rule.”

"The Final Rule was a reasonable interpretation of” Title X, the judges wrote. It was supported by the Supreme Court decision in Rust v. Sullivan in 1991 that upheld the 1988 regulations, which were crafted by the administration of President Ronald Reagan.

That is the truly astonishing part; the Ninth Circuit, the most liberal appelate court in America, ruled the President has the authority to cut off funding. This is like seeing the Dali Lama firing a machine gun in a war, orseeing the Pope in a gangsta rap video. It's just not something we could ever expect.

For decades Planned Parenthood has suckled at the teat of Uncle Sam while promoting abortion, something that half of the country abhors. They've gotten away with it by claiming they keep their abortion services and other "health" services separate, but the reality is there has never been any sort of wall between the two. It is well past time they lost their Federal dollars.

Of course, they will employ the trick so often used by Progressives; change their name and reapply for funding. ACORN, the vote stealing organization that Obama worked for way back when, is now officially defunct, but they still operate under a new name and new management. It's hard to kick these progressive maggots out of the body politic.

But this is a very good opportunity to at least show we do not support reaching into a woman's womb and chopping up little babies.

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June 20, 2019

Weak Case Against Military Action Against iran

Timothy Birdnow

W. James Antle III argues that war with Iran would spell doom for the Trump Presidency.

From American Conservative:

Just as their last turn at the wheel wrecked the Bush presidency and eventually left Barack Obama in power alongside three-fifths Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress, the Republican Party’s wildest hawks could now ensure that Trump is a one-term president. The president once understood this, telling Jeb Bush, "Your brother and his administration gave us Barack Obama…. Abraham Lincoln couldn’t have won.”

Whether one thinks a military response to Iran is warranted or wise, I disagree with Antle's logic; Bush wrecked his own presidency, it was not the fault of his Iraqi invasion. Iraq was the shoal which foundered Bush's ship of state, but in the end it was Bush himself (and his rotund pucillanimous brain Karl Rove) who failed to defend his decisions. That was always the maddening thing about the Bush Administration; Bush simply would not contradict the media. That was Rove's strategy; to simply move on rather than fight mischaracterizations and half-truths. Bush conceded the "no WMD's" meme rather than provide evidence (which he had) of those weapons and how they were moved out of Iraq prior to the war. Bush telegraphed the war, and gave Saddam Hussein plenty of time to move his stockpile. Bush no doubt had this information, but he wouldn't use it because (probably) the CIA and others didn't want him to do so. Knowing what we do now, and remembering that the CIA did in fact run a black op on Bush via the Valerie Plame affair (which led to the appointment of Patrick Fitzgerald as special prosecutor) we can conclude that either Bush was lied to by his intelligence people OR they dropped the ball. Either way, Bush should have come clean with the American People. He didn't, and the end result was people stopped trusting him.


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America on the Throne in the Outhouse of History

Timothy Birdnow

Selwyn Duke discusses America's descent and the wastebin of history at American Conservative this morning. Check itout; it has many of the points I have made here at The Aviary.

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Reparations? A Modest Proposal

Timothy Birdnow

An article at Conservative HQ delineates the plot by Democrats to impose slavery reparations on America.The author, George Rasley, hit the nail on the head with this.

From the article:

The bill, drafted by Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), would create a commission to look at a "national apology" for slavery and discrimination against African Americans, potentially including compensation, report The Hill’s Sarah Ferris and Caitlin Oprysko.

Jackson Lee’s bill received a hearing yesterday in the House Judiciary Committee — the chamber’s first hearing on reparations in a decade. The bill is expected to soon have a full committee markup, though Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) has not yet set a date. A floor vote would come after that reported Ferris and Oprysko.

This was followed by some quotes by academics who are pushing this. Again from the article:

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist and former president of Bennett College, who has studied economic gaps between racial groups, particularly the wealth gap, for nearly 40 years said about reparations, "It’s an idea whose time has come.”

Malveaux said that the wealth gap between black and white Americans hasn’t diminished over the years—in fact, studies show it’s gotten worse. And though Donald Trump’s presidency has helped to galvanize some of these conversations around racial equity, she added that the work around studying reparations has been done for many years through organizations like the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations (NCOBRA).

This prompted me to leave the following reply:

"Malveaux said that the wealth gap between black and white Americans hasn’t diminished over the years—in fact, studies show it’s gotten worse."

Question; what is the wage gap between Black Americans and the average person in West Africa? That is the more important comparison, not the wage gaps between Americans. Seems to me the current African Americans have actually profited by having ancestors who were slaves; it got them out of those hell-holes their ancestors inhabited. Nobody is saying slavery was some sort of benefit, but clearly black Americans are doing better than their African cousins. Oh, and does anyone remember George Obama, Barack's half brother who was living in the equivalent of a cardboard box in Kenya? He would have been better served to have been born here, slavery or no.

Everything is blamed on slavery by the victocrats in the black community, but how much is a result of slavery and how much is a result of clinging to a culture that has failed them? Black culture is a blend of the stone-age values of the ancestors of modern blacks mixed a veneer of Western civilization and an unhealthy dose of victimology and dependency. They embrace the Democrats as an article of faith, a religious belief that is at odds with empirical data and their own interests. So many black people blindly obey the slave masters in the social welfare state and the Democratic Party.

I have to ask; why are Asians doing so much better than African Americans? Asians weren't slaves, but they were just barely a step above, yet they do very well.

Victimhood is like alcoholism; denial is the first and most noticeable symptom. The African American community will never find what they claim to be looking for as long as they blame others for their fate. Did they get a raw deal in the past? Sure, but every ethnic group did as some point. The Irish weren't exactly welcomed with open arms. And that is true in all countries through all history. The Romans held slaves; lots of them. Should Italy be paying reparations?

For decades the Federal Government practiced what was called "race norming" in it's hiring practices. They denied they did it until just about fifteen years ago or so; they knew it would be very unpopular. But hiring was done on the basis of how one scored on the civil service exams, yet far more blacks were employed than whites, which made no sense as blacks generally score more poorly on written exams. There was discrimination against whites as a form of reparations. Also, the entire welfare state - the Great Society - was aimed at the black community. In short, we've already had reparations. I wouldn't mind giving them if that would mean the end of things; no more race norming, no more affirmative action, no more whining. But this will only accelerate the pro-black discrimination, not give us a race-neutral country.

Of course, the logistics of reparations are daunting, and they would be inherently unfair. Who pays? Will children of Bosnian immigrants who came here during the war with Serbia have to pay? They had nothing to do with slavery, nor did many white people whose family immigrated after the Civil War. And America has never held the sins of the father against the son. Who receives the benefits? Somali immigrants? They never experienced slavery. This is nothing but a way to enshrine discrimination and reverse racism.

I have a modest proposal; perhaps we should focus our attention a bit more precisely. Since the Democratic Party supported slavery (the Republicans were founded as an anti-slavery party0 and since they supported Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan, maybe the reparations should only come from registered Democrats? Just asking.

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Gardner and Tisaby met Clandestinely in Baton Rouge

Timothy Birdnow

Another from the St. Louis Police Officer's Association. Seems St. Louis Prosecuting attorney Kim Gardner's indicted investigator clandestinely met with Gardner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana prior to her takedown of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.

Here is the statement:

One wonders what facet of the Greitens investigation compelled Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and her ace investigator Mr. Tisaby to spend two days together in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Is there a Cajun Connection in all this madness?

Here is the article which gives this information.

I wrote about this here at the Aviary a couple of days ago.

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Who would Risk becoming a Cop?

Timothy Birdnow

The St. Louis Police Officers Association made this comment about the inability of the city to hire policemen:

"The union said the resulting manpower crisis makes it impossible to properly police the most violent city in America, which only contributes to the city’s murder and crime epidemic.”

is the article they are referencing.

St. Louis can't get applicants because they are not backing their officers. The District Attorney (our name for Prosecuting Attorney) is a George Soros woman who cut her teeth in the Black Lives Matter protests. She hates cops, and has a list of over thirty that she will not follow up with prosecutions if they make arrests because she says they are racist. The city has allowed protests - and illegal activity during those protests - and even riots. Many city aldermen in the north side marched in Ferguson and in the Shaw neighborhood. City cops are completely hamstrung and there have been shootings of them. Who in their right mind would want to join an organization to be universally maligned?

In point of fact, the police in St. Louis pretty much leave you alone if you aren't committing crimes, unlike many of the police departments in towns out in St. Louis County. The city didn't have control of the police department; the state of Missouri did, and so it was never used as a revenue-generating mechanism.

City cops are hated primarily by criminals who don't like being kept from preying on city residents.

Amazingly enough, an idiot on KMOX radio named Charlie Brennan once argued that we need more immigrant so America to fill vacancies in teh St. Louis Police Department. Yeah; maybe we can get our own version of Officer Noor, the Somali who murdered the Australian woman who had called for police protection up in Minneapolis. We need more like THAT!

What we need is more backing and less groveling to BLM, George Soros, Antifa, and Occupy Wall Street. But then, the Democrats have controlled St. Louis since 1948 when the last Republican mayor was defeated by a Democrat.

Oh, and the SLPD is busy making officers gay pride parades instead of actually trying to stop crime. (See footnote at end for link.)

Hat tip: Tim McNabb


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Global Warmsts aren't Aware Ice Melts in Summer

Timothy Birdnow

I guess these imbeciles don't know snow and ice melt in summer...


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Syrian "Refugee" Terror Plot in Pittsburg

Timothy Birdnow

A Syrian "refugee" in Pittsburg has been arrested for plotting terrorist attacks on Christian churches.


This is what happens when you let people in with insufficient vetting. It is especially what happens when you let people from war torn Muslim countries in without proper vetting. How stupid is America to accept all these "refugees" with no way of verifying anything about them? It's a;generally bad idea to let Muslims immmigrate in general, because they will inevitably begin demanding to live under Sharia, then will demand all the rest of us do likewise.

The media silence on this story is deafening.

Meanwhile, Nike is adding a new line of "sports" hijabs!

What the well dressed terrorists are all wearing!

I suppose we can have a number of new Olympic sports for them; sneaking across borders, bomb making, and my personal favorite, a competition to see who can hold out against water boarding the longest.

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