January 17, 2018

Time to Repeal the Disastrous 1965 Immigration Act

Selwyn Duke

Question: If someone sells you on something with false advertising and it does the exact opposite of what was promised, are you not entitled to return the product and get a refund? In fact, if the product caused you harm, should you not in addition be compensated for damages?

Consider that when Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) was pushing the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 (S.500) on the Senate floor, he said, "First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually."

Actually, he was right. We now absorb more than a million immigrants annually.

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Whatfinger News: What the Drudge Report Was Meant to Be

Selwyn Duke

In thisanti-establishment age, people are increasingly moving toward anti-establishment news sources. Many good examples exist, but as far as news aggregators go, one stands out:  Whatfinger News (Whatfinger.com).
That’s right, not the Drudge Report. That titan of news-aggregator traffic loses out because of an area in which it may be without peer: providing eyeballs for left-wing websites. More on that momentarily.

It’s not hard to put your finger on what makes Whatfinger stand out: much more news, more conservative news and better views. Whatfinger is well organized and above-board, presenting headline news from various sources, categories for right-wing and left-wing outlets (with the latter far smaller!), and a prominent video section.
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Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

Paul Driessen

The United States has more coal than any other nation. With modern coal-fired power plants, it can be used to generate very inexpensive electricity, with virtually no significant pollution: about the only thing that comes out of the stacks today are water vapor and carbon dioxide, the miracle molecule that helps plants grow and makes life on Earth possible. Even though coal-based electricity has plummeted from 52% of all US electricity in 2008 to 30% by the time President Obama left office, it still helps to keep the lights on and keep people warm in all but a few states.

But as Tom Harris points out in this thought-provoking article, even under President Trump, the USA is a long way from taking full advantage of its mighty coal reserves – and the restrictions on coal use bring virtually no environmental or climate benefits. That’s because the scientific case for fossil fuels fueling "dangerous manmade climate change” grows weaker by the week – and because no developing countries are going to reduce their use of coal anytime soon. So any and all reductions in coal use and CO2 emissions by the United States bring zero benefits in the global arena.

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City Journal Troika

Dana Mathewson

A splendid article indeed. Three separate parts, all of which are great.

Peggy Noonan’s Journal column observes that after Trump there will never again be a "normal” president. Never again, that is, will we elect some apparatchik from the haughty, out-of-touch, overpaid political class that has given us generations of arbitrary rule by the Administrative State’s unelected "experts” too inept to see a financial hurricane brewing; that has allowed the Supreme Court to cram the ethical beliefs of the coastal elites down the throats of a gagging nation—so that nuns have to sue not to hand out birth control, as if freedom of conscience were not the first of our freedoms; that admits immigrants by the carload without a thought of whether they will help or harm America and Americans; that goes to war foolishly believing that toppling dictators will magically turn their tribal subjects into democratic republicans; and that lets the IRS tax as tyrannically as George III. No more!
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January 16, 2018

The Eighth Dirty Word You Can't Say on Television

Timothy Birdnow

Is it just me, or does this whole tempest about Trump calling Haiti and Africa a euphamism for a toilet remind anyone else of the George Carlin 7 Dirty Words You Can't Say on Television?

For those who are too young or just don't know (or remember) George CArlin made his fame with the infamous "7 dirty words" shtick in which he loudly and proudly used them while saying "you can't say that". Here is a part of the monologue (sans the dirty part): more...

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Dirty Jobs; Explaining Science to Liberals

Wil Wirtanen

Mike Rowe explains science to a liberal.

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NAACP reveals its increasing irrelevance

Dana Matheweson

This, from The Daily Caller:

NAACP Says MLK’s Vision Can’t Be Achieved Without Fighting Global Warming

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the NAACP wants man-made global warming to be seen as a civil rights issue, arguing King’s vision of a society free of racial injustice can’t be achieved without addressing warming.

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January 15, 2018

Did he, or did he not, say it?

Dana Mathewson

We've heard that Sen. Dick Durbin insists that the president used the term "s**t-hole" to describe certain countries. We've also read that Sen Durbin has often been, er, rather creative in his descriptions of what goes on it White House meetings.
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False EBS Alarms then and now

Timothy Birdnow

In 1991 a disc jockey at the hard rock station KSHE in St. Louis caused a panic by fraudulently deploying the Emergency Broadcast System nuclear attack alert. John Ulett, who was also the public address announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals, was angry at callers who kept suggesting we use nuclear weapons on Iraq (this was just prior to the first Gulf War) and so set off a tone similar to that used by the EBS and followed that with a false claim of an attack. Ulett lost his job with the Cardinals but was never fired from the hippie station KSHE, despite the fact that he not only violated broadcast rules. But he apparently never paid a legal price. more...

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MILKY WAY the sweet you can eat between meals without ruining your appetite

Timothy Birdnow

In a cosmic gaem of Pacman the Milky Way Galaxy gobbled up no less than 11 smaller galaxies in an orgy of ravenous consumption.

Research conducted by the Dark Energy Survey shows that there are at least eleven such streams visible in the portion of sky the three year old project hs studied. From the article: more...

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January 14, 2018

Trump's Broken Promises

Timothy Birdnow

President Donald Trump, despite his promises to stop any amnesty for illegal aliens, has chosen not to appeal a San Francisco pseudo-judge's ruling that the President may not end the Obama executive order forcing America to keep these illegal aliens brough here when young. According to the Reuters article:

" U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted the federal court system as "broken and unfair” after a judge blocked his administration’s move to end a program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents.

A U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco ruled late on Tuesday that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which Trump has said he will end, should remain in effect until legal challenges brought in multiple courts are resolved. "

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As of yet no appeal has been made by the Trump Administration, something that is necessary if he wants to end the program. It is also necessary to have the threat of ending the program to leverage the Democrats in Congress. If Trump fails to appeal he will be handing the cards to Congressional Democrats. more...

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Tranny Manning a Democrat Dream Senator

Dana Mathewson

I don't write 'em, folks, I just read 'em and pass 'em along.From Urgent Agenda:

FROM REUTERS: WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in military prison for leaking classified data, is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Maryland, according to Federal election filings seen on Saturday. Manning, who was granted clemency by former U.S. President Barack Obama, was released in May from a U.S. military prison in Kansas where she had been serving time for passing secrets to the WikiLeaks website in the biggest breach of classified data in the history of the United States. Democratic Senator Ben Cardin was elected in 2006 to that seat and is expected to run for re-election this year. He is the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Cardin was easily re-elected in 2012, beating his Republican challenger by 30 points in the heavily-Democratic state. Manning had been working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. She was convicted by court-martial in 2013 of espionage and other offenses for furnishing more than 700,000 documents, videos and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, an international organization that publishes information from anonymous sources. What a total jerk. What an embarrassment to the Democratic Party that Manning is seeking its nomination. The party should make it impossible for this dubious character to run...based on her service record. more...

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Leftist Toilet Mouths Condemn Trump as They Corrupt Nation

Selwyn Duke

President Trump denies having used a vulgar term last Thursday to describe dysfunctional Third World countries. Yet there’s no denying that the leftist media, believing he did, responded by repeatedly disgorging the term in a childish orgy of decadence. Of course, the media no doubt think they’re damaging Trump — but they’re actually damaging society.

Let’s be clear: Leftists certainly object to the substance of Trump’s comments, that we shouldn’t continually absorb poor, unskilled, often functionally illiterate and unassimilable people from Third World nations. But they also object to his alleged style, labeling as obscene the use of s-hole (toilet) to describe such places. So to show us how bad such language is, the Crude News Network (CNN), for example, used itat least 36 times on Thursday. It’s sort of like inveighing against animal abuse and then bludgeoning dozens of dogs to death on air to prove your point.

Let’s be clear about a few other matters:

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Australian Raptors Aerial Warfare

Timothy Birdnow

Firebombing is nothing new.

Some raptors have learned to weaponize fire, stealing burning sticks from forest or even camp fires and dropping them on habitats to flush out prey.

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The Republican World of Disney

Dana Mathewson

I was thinking of "old" political news, damn if I know why, and it occurred to me again how "Friend Ken" said prior to the 2012 elections that the GOP could "beat Zippy by running Mickey Mouse against him," and after the election I said how it was a shame they couldn't persuade Mickey to run. more...

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False Missile Alarm in Hawaii

\Dana Mathewson

Must be something in the water there. Courtesy of  Urgent Agenda:

"I WOULD HOPE SO – FROM DAILY MAIL: A Civil Defense employee is set to be retrained after a shocking blunder on Saturday morning, when a mistaken alert warning of an inbound ballistic missile sent thousands fleeing for shelter. The false alarm was caused by a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who 'pushed the wrong buttons' during an internal drill timed to coincide with a shift handover at 8.07am. The all-clear phone alert was not sent until 38 minutes later. Incredibly, officials said the employee who made the mistake wasn't aware of it until mobile phones in the command center began displaying the alert. 'This guy feels bad, right. He's not doing this on purpose - it was a mistake on his part and he feels terrible about it,' said EMA Administrator Vern Miyagi in a press conference Saturday afternoon. Retrained? Was he ever trained in the first place? I don't think we've ever had an incident like this. It requires a major investigation, probably at the Congressional level."

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History buffs among you may remember that our (admittedly primitive) air defense radar picked up the incoming planes from Admiral Nagumo's attacking forces at Pearl Harbor in 1941, but were dismissed by Sunday-morning analysts as "flights of seabirds" or other anomalies. It will never be known if we might have gotten at least some of our planes off the ground in time, if not to mount a counter-attack, then perhaps to save some of them. All of our planes were destroyed on the ground by Japanese bombers.

A NOTE FROM TIM:

And just how true is this "mistake"? I suspect we aren't getting the whole story. Maybe there actually was something out there, perhaps North Korean or Chinese. And maybe this guy was not just guilty of pushing the wrong button. I fear we will never know.

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Climate Gulag Archipelago

Timothy Birdnow

University of Adelaide particle physicist Tony Thomas has unearthed a 2008 document fantasizing about exiling climate change deniers to gulags on the kerguelen Islands as well as South Georgia and the South Island of new Zealand.

Climate Futures – Responses to Climate Change in 2030”, From his article in Quadrant:

Take the deep-green Forum for the Future, which cheerfully anticipates penal colonies for sceptics:

fasces IVThe Kerguelen islands are horridly cold and windy specks near the Antarctic, populated by a few score of French scientists and several thousand sheep. But to a leading British green group, Forum for the Future, it has enormous potential as an internationally-run penal colony for global warming sceptics. more...

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Blatant Blue State hypocrisy

Paul Driessen

This wide-ranging discussion of economic, energy, climate and free speech – as practiced by Blue State governments and activist allies – explains why America is lucky it’s governed by President Trump, a Republican Congress, and mostly Red State governors and legislators, instead of by certain potential alternatives. Those alternative entities are presiding over tax and regulatory regimes, mountains of debt, intransigent public sector unions, and anti-nuclear, anti-fossil fuel energy policies that are anything but business friendly. Worse, they show no signs of abating.

These politicians are desperate for scapegoats – anything to deflect attention away from their failures and incompetence.

So New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has resurrected the Superstorm Sandy zombie. "I remember how desperate it was,” he railed at a recent press conference, where he announced he’s suing oil companies for changing Earth’s climate. "This tragedy was wrought by the actions of fossil fuel companies,” and the $20 billion he expects from the litigation will help NYC "build resilience against rising seas, more powerful storms and hotter temperatures.” Nice try, Mr. Mayor. But not many people are buying this nonsense anymore.

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January 13, 2018

The Priest and the Marquis

Timothy Birdnow

A Catholic pastor in Mascoutah, Illinois, a far-flung suburb of St. Louis, has been arrested for possession of child pornography and meth. According to the Belleville News Democrat:

"The Mascoutah priest facing child-porn charges used an email address with the prefix "subpigboy4u” to exchange images via the internet, according to police documents.

The police documents, obtained Friday by the News-Democrat, say the Rev. Gerald Hechenberger paid to join porn-sharing sites, had leather chaps in his possession when arrested, and sent messages to others seeking to exchange pornography."

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So this priest liked to look at sexually explicit images of children, and he also apparently enoyed hooking up with men who beat and sodomized him. Also from the article: more...

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Germany again tries to force unemployed into brothel work

Jack Kemp

Sex & Relax' Job Center Apologizes for Offer in Bordello

It's happened again: A German job center has tried to line up a position for a young woman in a brothel. The job was just serving drinks, but the issue has rekindled the debate about how far the government should go to get people back in the workforce.

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