Monday, January 21, 2019

Everything Wrong with Congress

Pelosi as Hillary: Lady Macbeth crowns herself
There is a series of YouTube videos called “Everything Wrong With….” which attempts to summarize the skewed and gaping highlights, conclusions, plot holes, gaffes,  and illogic of most Hollywood productions made in the last few decades. It covers the cinematic gamut from science fiction, such as The Martian, to children’s films such as Toy Story, action films such Skyfall, and TV series, such as The X Files and The Walking Dead, “family” films such as Home Alone, and horror films such as Scream. The videos are narrated, rapidly and often sarcastically, by an American and a Briton.  It’s eye-opening and often amusing.  The series points out the volume and level of schlock Hollywood has churned out. It awards “sins” – or negative points – for a film’s defiance of reason and continuity in a plot, or lack of one.  Most of the films and TV shows reviewed earn at least a hundred of more “sins.”

The 16th Congress deserves a video tagged, “Everything Wrong With Congress,” in ten minutes. It would score at least a thousand “sins.”

First, the Democrats won the House in the 2018 election. They took over the chamber with jubilation, led by Nancy Pelosi, as the repeat Speaker of the House, with the express purpose of stopping, confounding, or destroying Donald Trump at every chance and for the most lightweight  and specious reason.

In this video, Pelosi would rail against those “dark special interests” (one of which she is) lurking in every corner on Capitol Hill and vows that she will lead the fight in the House to defeat them, and uphold and improve every government program in existence for the people. Those “dark special interests” are also known as the “Deep State.” She would mention, of course, her “moral” opposition to Trump’s wall at the Southern border.

The video would show Pelosi declaring it was unfair and unethical for Trump to mention her walled Napa estate and two vineyards, both of which are worked by illegal and legal immigrants. Her house and others she owns are walled to repel the immigrant and American hoi polloi.

 The video would show Pelosi declaring it was unfair and unethical for Trump to mention her walled Napa estate and two vineyards, both of which are worked by illegal and legal immigrants. Her house and others she owns are walled to repel the immigrant and American hoi polloi.

 Steve Stanford wrote  in “Saul Alinsky's 'Rules For Radicals' Are Now Full-Bore In Play: These Rules Explain Everything The Democrats Do”, quoting Alinsky’s 2nd rule Rules for Radicals:

2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.“ It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

Just days ago following President Trump's border security speech, Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi attempted a response that not only turned into viral memes across America but led to their own leftist-media to ridicule them.

Both Schumer and Pelosi had stepped out of their field of expertise on border security, with Schumer's remarks completely contradicting remarks that he had made just a few years ago while Pelosi has lived her entire life behind one fence or wall or another

If you listened blindfolded to Schumer’s condemnation of a borderless Southern border, you might, with all justice, think that Trump wrote his script.

And as the many viral meme's of their speech showed, both Schumer and Pelosi wore the looks of confusion, fear and retreat, as if President Trump had somehow taken away all of their mojo and used their own rules against them. 

If such a video was ever made, Pelosi should be shown with a frozen “deer in the headlights” stare. Schumer should be shown looking bored and patronizing as he addresses the nation.

Following up on her and Schumer’s disastrous  rebuttal”  to Trump’s speech, Pelosi disinvited Trump from delivering his State of the Union address to Congress on January 29th.  The disinvite was an act of sheer malice which had its own consequences. Trump has received invitations from other quarters, including Michigan and North Carolina.

Further, the Democratic party has taken a decided  leftwing, radical turn, as shown by the election, antics, and Three Stooges-like statements of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (AOC) who advocates an 80% tax on the wealthy, a “green energy” tax, Medicare for All, and other statist programs, together with two rabid Muslims, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who are vocally anti-Semitic, against Israel and Jews, against the Southern border wall, and anti-Donald Trump. They are buttressed by most other members of the House, mostly “non-toxic” males, who passively adopt and parrot the agendas of AOC and her Muslim brain sisters.

"Everything Wrong With Congress"  would commit more "sins" than is sinned against.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

sharia and censorship

She wants to be a "martyr."

It is virtual common knowledge that the tech giants – Google, Facebook, Twitter, and a few other, smaller “free expression” Internet platforms, such as Patreon – are engaged in a concerted, partnered campaign to erase “hate speech” from the public discussion of speech.  That is, they disagree with what is said about certain individuals, issues, or entities, and wish people to remain ignorant of what others may say or that opposition may exist to what the MSM may say. Especially taboo is any criticism of Islam, whether it’s a scholarly essay or expressing a fear of Islam (“Islamophobia”).
The censorship amounts to compliance with Islamic Sharia law. That these tech giants are in cahoots with Muslims who want to impose speech-quashing  Sharia law should be no surprise to readers. Robert Spencer has published an article on Jihad Watch and Front Page about the cozy relationship between Facebook, Twitter, and CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations).

Now it is becoming clear why Facebook and Twitter have for so long been harassing, shadowbanning, and blocking foes of jihad terror and Sharia oppression. Journalist Jordan Schachtel revealed in Conservative Review Tuesday that “the Hamas-tied Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is best known as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing case in U.S. history, appears to have access to high-ranking Facebook and Twitter executives and has communicated with these individuals about who should be allowed to stay on their platforms.”

This doesn’t come as any surprise given the eagerness of both Facebook and Twitter to be Sharia-compliant. Facebook’s Vice President Joel Kaplan traveled to Pakistan in July 2017 to assure the Pakistani government that it would remove “anti-Islam” material. And Facebook has done so assiduously, banning numerous foes of jihad terror and twice now blocking the Jihad Watch Facebook page on spurious technical grounds.

According to Hasan al-Banna, “It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.” The Muslim Brotherhood’s founding manifesto clearly and unapologetically states its tenets:

“Allah is our goal,
the prophet our model,
the Koran our constitution,
the Jihad our path
and death for the sake of Allah the loftiest of our wishes.”

As a “toxic” American male, novelist, atheist, and a practicing “Islamophobe,” what I have to say about those tenets is this:

All of Islam can be encapsulated in the “tenet,” boast, or threat: “We love death more than you love life!" Who said it? In April 2011 The National Post  had a revealing article on the statement:

In 2007, two years before he killed thirteen people and wounded twenty-nine at Fort Hood, Texas, Nidal Malik Hasan prepared a slide show In 2007, two years before he killed thirteen people and wounded twenty-nine at Fort Hood, Texas, for his fellow Army doctors on the subject of Islam. One of his last points read: “We love death more than you love life!”

The sentence originated with a 7th-century Muslim commander who threatened his enemies with the prospect of “an army of men that love death as you love life.” As if to prove that, at least in the Middle East, there is nothing new under the sun, Hassan Nasrallah employed the phrase in a 2004 interview to explain why Hizballah, the organization he heads, is destined to prevail over Israel:

“The Jews love life, so that is what we shall take away from them. We are going to win, because they love life and we love death.”
The one sentence in Hasan’s slide show that is relevant to Islam is about what the purpose of jihad is: “An individual’s striving for spiritual self-perfection.” [Slide no. 5]

A Muslim’s “spiritual self-perfection” apparently is death in the act of killing infidels and other unbelievers. Martyrs are rewarded by Allah with 72 virgins and eternal beach time in Paradise. That’s for the male “martyrs.”

What about female martyrs? What are female jihadists promised if they’re declared “martyrs” ? 72 virgins? If they are (and the query has never been answered, to my knowledge), can it be logically inferred that they’re lesbians? The assumption that female “martyrs” qualify for rewards by Allah-Walla defies the bizarre “logic” in Islam. But then, there is no logic in the whole deranged corpus of Islam.

Sharia commands that one submit to the whole illogical, anti-reason, and life-hating existential philosophy of Islam. It should be no surprise, either, that the big tech companies would bow to Islam. For all we know, their executives abide by the Five Pillars of Islam, which are:

The Shahada, i.e., kneeling, raising one’s derriere to Casper the Merciful Ghost (it’s a form of devote mooning), and banging one’s forehead on the ground or floor until it’s black and blue; a discolored forehead on a Muslim is a mark of distinction and piety;

Prayer, i.e., holding one’s hands out like a beggar, and hoping with all one’s might that Casper is pleased with one; if he’s not pleased, he will sentence one to an eternity in the box;

Zakat, i.e., giving money to the needy, such as poor jihadists, so they can kill infidels and apostates and attain self-perfection and earn their 72 virgins;

Fasting; or giving up halal sweets and falafel for a month, from dawn until sundown, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations. But pigging-out after sundown is permitted; Casper can hear a believer’s stomach growling and is merciful;

Pilgrimage; to Mecca, at least once in one’s lifetime, and spend a lot of money (remember, all your wealth is Casper’s, you’re just holding it in trust), and enrich the coffers of Islamic authorities.

Imagine the big tech executives beginning their days at the office performing the Shadada (renamed for the occasion, with the right moves, the Shanana). But no matter how they “bust their moves,” they’ll still want to affix duct tape over your mind and mouth. Casper and CAIR will it in the name of “freedom of speech,”  which they profess to believe in, but really don’t tolerate.

Neither does Nancy Pelosi. See my column about her designs on Freedom of Speech.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Phony Unity


A guest column by Tom McCaffrey on Mitt Romney and his  Phony Unity.”

Mitt Romney renewed the familiar charge last week that President Trump has been dividing Americans rather than uniting them. But it is not Mr. Trump who is dividing America.

When Barack Obama commandeered one seventh of the U.S. economy in the name of making health insurance available to a small minority of Americans who did not have it, and he did so through political chicanery, with no support from the Republicans, and against the wishes of the majority of Americans, that was divisive.

When Colin Kaepernick intrudes on our Sunday recreations to let us know that, in his estimation, the freest and most prosperous nation in the history of the world does not merit his respect, that’s divisive.

Unity is possible in America only when there is fundamental agreement as to what this country is and ought to be. But such agreement no longer exists, and this is the fault not of those who would preserve our commitment to individual rights, limited government, and private property, but of those who since the 1960s have sought to refashion America in the name of an impoverishing, soul-destroying, state-managed “equality.”

When Mr. Obama tried to force schools to allow males who “identified as” females to use women’s bathrooms (and vice versa), and he did so with no public debate of the matter and in the complete absence of credible scientific evidence that a biological male can in any psychologically healthy sense claim to identify as a female, that was divisive. 

Pretending that we are still one unified people, as Mr. Romney and the Republican establishment do, is worse than useless

Pretending that we are still one unified people, as Mr. Romney and the Republican establishment do, is worse than useless. For two generations the leftist juggernaut has rolled across our cultural landscape, like the Panzers across France in 1940, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, but never backwards. The Left owe their success in no small part to the failure of men like Mitt Romney first to identify the American Left as inimical to everything the U.S. should represent and then to take a principled, uncompromising stand against them.
Alone among the political leaders of this nation, President Trump has had the courage to say “No more.” He has identified the enemy unequivocally, and he has sounded a long-overdue rallying cry to a people besieged from within by Marxists masquerading as moralists. Mr. Trump is president precisely because he has refused to remain silent for the sake of a phony unity.