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Oct 19 2017

Jane Fonda No Longer Regrets Propaganda Junket to North Vietnam

Jane Fonda used to regret going to North Vietnam during the war to propagandize for the enemy:

This isn’t the first time Jane Fonda has apologized for the infamous 1972 photos that earned her the nickname “Hanoi Jane.” But it seems her apologies have fallen on deaf ears. Her latest mea culpa, in which she calls the photo “a huge, huge mistake,” comes in response to an incident in Maryland [in January, 2015] where 50 veterans, protesting her appearance at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, carried signs that read “Forgive? Maybe. Forget? Never.”

Vets and other patriots have good reason not to forget. In a recent BBC interview, Hanoi Jane mostly discarded her show of remorse:

“I don’t regret going to Vietnam,” she said. “The United States was bombing the dikes in North Vietnam — earthen dikes in the Red River Delta. If the dikes had given way, according to Henry Kissinger, somewhere around 2 million people could have died of famine and drowning. And we were bombing, and it wasn’t being talked about. And I thought, ‘I’m a celebrity. Maybe if I go, and I bring back evidence.’ And it did stop two months after I got back, so I’m proud that I went. It changed my life all for the good.”

Using this logic, Dresden and Hiroshima would have justified actresses of a different generation propagandizing on behalf of Nazi Germany and imperial Japan. But in those days the public would not have put up with it.

As for her frolicsome poses with antiaircraft guns used to kill her fellow Americans, she says she didn’t realize at first how it would look.

“I realized, ‘Oh my gosh. It’s going to look like I am against my own country’s soldiers and siding with the enemy, which is the last thing in the world that was true.”

The last thing in the world. Because she is so patriotic:

[BBC’S STEPHEN] SACKUR: Let me ask you a simple question, are you proud of are you proud of America today?

FONDA: No! But, I’m proud of the resistance.

She went on to bark enthusiastic support for the Black Lives Matter types in the NFL who refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying that she would not only take a knee but get down on all fours.

Treason is against the law. It’s a shame that in 1972 the law was no longer vigorously enforced.

On tips from J and Jester.

Oct 19 2017

Britain Targets Disapproved Groups for Denial of Healthcare

Resources are limited. Legislation can’t change that. That’s why “free” healthcare means rationed healthcare. The rationing will begin with those whose lifestyles do not comply with health-promoting guidelines. For example, smokers and people who are overweight will be denied medical care. Don’t believe me? Look to Britain:

The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire. …

In recent years, a number of areas have introduced delays for such patients – with some told operations will be put back for months, during which time they are expected to try to lose weight or stop smoking.

But the new rules, drawn up by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Hertfordshire, say that obese patients “will not get non-urgent surgery until they reduce their weight” at all, unless the circumstances are exceptional.

The criteria also mean smokers will only be referred for operations if they have stopped smoking for at least eight weeks, with such patients breathalysed before referral.

Patients are refused referrals before they can even see specialists who are in a position to determine the urgency of surgery.

As Guy Benson observes,

When the government controls your healthcare, they control you.

Next surgery will be denied those who cannot prove they have complied with official calisthenics regimens, calling to mind the exercises Winston Smith had to go through in 1984.

Beyond control, socialized medicine will also have the effect of reinforcing the progressive caste system. In Cuba, top-tier party members enjoy good healthcare; not so with regular folks. Given the liberal obsession with political correctness and race, it is not hard to imagine a day when you have to prove African ancestry to get the surgery you need on a timely basis — unless of course you work for the government.

On a tip from J.

Oct 19 2017

Chelsea Handler Appears to Call for Military Coup

Among the most influential voices espousing liberal ideology are comedians, some of whom place politics even before maintaining an audience. One problem with this is that professional clowns often fall short as intellectuals — and as intelligent citizens. Chelsea Handler comes to mind:

The 25th Amendment provides for transferring power from the president should he become unable to discharge his duties. Ms. Handler seems to interpret it differently. In her world, it provides for generals to throw presidents she doesn’t like out of the White House.

On tips from Torcer and Jester.

Oct 18 2017

Open Thread

I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. - Thomas Jefferson

Oct 18 2017

The Luciferian Left

The Long March Through the Institutions has been so disastrously successful that radical leftists now comprise the establishment. Observing moonbattery from a religious point of view, Michael Voris calls them the Luciferian Left:

On a tip from seaoh.

Oct 18 2017

Setting the Wildfires Americans Won’t Set

The California wildfires have killed at least 41 people and caused $billions worth of damage. But media interest will wane if it turns out that the fires were caused not by climate change after all, but rather by loose enforcement of immigration law:

The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) issued a detainer request on the Sonoma County Jail for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of arson in Wine Country fires that have killed at least 40 residents. …

Gonzalez, who is homeless and reportedly known by law enforcement to have been living under a nearby bridge, claimed he was cold and had lit the fire to stay warm. But it was a balmy 78 degrees when he and the plume of smoke were first observed.

His bail was set at $110,000, which is steep for a guy who lives under a bridge — unless he might have killed dozens of people.

Sargent Spencer Crum told Breitbart that Mr. Gonzalez is also on a U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) detainer request, despite Sonoma County declaring itself as a “sanctuary county” in May 2014. The county only cooperates with “ICE holds” if the prisoner has been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor offence that falls within the Trust Act within the last five years. Mr. Gonzalez’s immigration status has not yet been announced.

Don’t tell me, let me guess.

On tips from J and Dragon’s Lair.

Oct 18 2017

Bombshell Revelations Regarding Hillary, Obama, Russia, and Uranium

Meanwhile, as Democrats scheme to have Trump removed from office and replaced by Hillary Clinton on the grounds that Trump may have colluded with Russia to leak some embarrassing emails…

Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.

Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

The Clinton Foundation is infamous for serving as a slush fund to launder money brought in through corrupt pay-for-play politics.

Bill Clinton collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in Russian speaking fees and his charitable foundation collected millions in donations from parties interested in the deal while Hillary Clinton presided on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

Too bad for the Clintons they don’t have Obama’s Injustice Department to keep a lid on this sort of thing anymore.

Needless to say, corruption involving ceding control of American uranium to an adversary that for decades has been prepared to nuke us out of existence is far more serious that any accusations that have been leveled at Trump. Whether it is treated as serious by the media is another matter.

On tips from Torcer, J, and Bodhisattva.

Oct 18 2017

How Hillary Could Still Win the 2016 Election

The inability to come to terms with reality might work as a definition of insanity. That would mean the rubber room for Harvard University professor Lawrence Lessig. Newsweek lays out his strategy for replacing Donald Trump with Hillary Clinton, without the inconvenience of waiting for another election, which might not go the correct way anyway. It is based on Ifs:

If number 1: If Trump is definitively found to have colluded directly with Russia, he would be forced to resign or be impeached.

If number 2: If Trump is removed, Vice President Mike Pence would become president.

If number 3: If Pence becomes president, he should resign too, given that he benefited from the same help from Mother Russia.

If number 4: If Pence resigns before appointing a vice president, Ryan would become president.

If number 5: If Ryan becomes president, he should do the right thing and choose Clinton for vice president. Then he should resign.

Alternatively, Lessig could declare that he will hold his breath until he turns blue if Hillary is not proclaimed Queen for Life.

Regarding collusion with Russia, more on this story soon.

On a tip from TCS III.

Oct 18 2017

Yahoo’s Conception of the Most Beautiful Things on the Internet

Why do we call them journalists? Their job title should be Social Engineer. From a Yahoo! Style article entitled This Couple’s Wedding Photos Are the Most Beautiful Things on the Internet:

Thad Nelson and Aren Muse were absolutely not expecting their wedding photos from September to become the hottest thing on Twitter last week, and their humble and hilarious reaction to their sudden popularity is possibly even more attractive than their beautiful flowing locks.

“IM MARRIED & THE HAPPIEST. This was the best day of my life,” Nelson wrote when he posted the photos last Thursday. The sight of two handsome men with matching long hair looking wildly in love on a beach in Cabo San Lucas drove the internet crazy.

Most of the reactions have been along the lines of @x0elii’s: “the most attractive couple i have ever seen ohmahgawwww.” There are a few “adopt me” requests sprinkled in there, along with gushing congratulations from several thousand strangers.

It goes on like that for longer than your stomach is likely to withstand. We learn along the way that the couple may adopt children, and that they only wash their long hair once every few weeks, because shampoo is “designed to create a dependency in order to make large corporations money.” Readers are treated to the sight of men kissing each other.

Yahoo! collected some tweets expressing the desired reaction. One of the newlyweds named this his favorite:

Spooky could be on to something. If unnatural sexual liaisons are now marriage, then what human civilization has regarded as marriage since before the dawn of history must not be. Holy matrimony has been annulled.

On a tip from J.

Oct 18 2017

War on History May Hit Lincoln Hall Dormitory

Abraham Lincoln played too large a role in the American story not to be a casualty of the War on History, if only as collateral damage. Earlier he narrowly escaped being branded a thought criminal at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Now we read this, from Honest Abe’s home state:

The “Lincoln Hall” dorm at Eastern Illinois University may be renamed because its counterpart at the school — “Douglas Hall” — has come under fire.

The university’s faculty senate recently passed a resolution calling on campus leaders to consider renaming the two dorms because Stephen Douglas, a Democrat, famously advocated for slavery against Republican Abraham Lincoln in a series of debates. …

The Charleston, Illinois-based institution was home to one of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Now it is not just historical figures who held opinions that are no longer politically unfashionable who must be purged. Even those who debated them have to go.

Here’s a solution that ought to work for progressives. Why don’t we just cut to the chase and erase every American who lived before Martin Luther King Jr.? No wait… King was a Republican who applied for (and was denied) a handgun carry permit. Maybe we should start with Al Sharpton.

On a tip from Steve B.

Oct 18 2017

In New York, You May Not Want a Room With a View

If God were to look down from Heaven upon New York City, He would get the same view Marie Gelot used to have:

Gelot didn’t realize what an eyeful she’d get when she bought her million-dollar apartment overlooking Marcus Garvey Park. …

“I saw a lot of b—jobs, guys having sex, guys masturbating, I really saw the whole gamut,” Gelot, who lived in the complex for five years, said. …

The most popular spot, according to residents, is an area just off the path leading up to the top of the park’s hill. The spot sits on the southeast side, just off a footpath that is littered with open condom wrappers.

When a DNAinfo New York reporter visited the area Thursday afternoon, one man was seen performing oral sex on another man. Below them, at grade level in the park, older people played chess on park benches, while dogs frolicked and a group of kids played a flag football game on the field.

Complains local resident Joseph Manley, who reports seeing men walk around the park naked,

“I tell them to take that sh–t somewhere else because there are children in the park. The kids see it, the tourists see it, some of them take pictures sometimes.”

Some of the pictures might make appropriate postcards. Greetings From Wonderful Sodom-Gomorrah East!

If the decay continues at the current pace, before long the Big Apple might catch up to San Francisco.

On tips from Sean C and Bodhisattva.

Oct 17 2017

Open Thread

Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it. - Mark Twain

Oct 17 2017

Gun Rights Are Women’s Rights

As George Orwell noted, “Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.” The same goes for intelligent women, like Katie Pavlich. Here she succinctly explains something everyone should know — gun rights are women’s rights:

If you want equality in the real world, you are going to need equalizers.

Feminist hostility to gun rights is among the first and most obvious clues that the purpose of feminism is not to advance the interests of women. Like every other aspect of leftism, its purpose is to advance cultural Marxism and authoritarianism.

On a tip from Torcer.

Oct 17 2017

Netanyahu Stands Up for Christians Persecuted by Iran

Too bad the leadership of predominantly Christian countries is not as outspoken in defense of persecuted Christians as the leader of Israel:

Asking the media to side with Christians who continue to face the same brutal Islamic oppression that they have for 1,400 years now in the formerly largely Christian Middle East may be asking too much. After all, it would not be “tolerant,” according to the prevailing ideology.

On a tip from Torcer. Hat tip: Right Scoop.

Oct 17 2017

NFL to Fund Social Activism Boot Camp

Formerly devoted to entertaining sports fans, the NFL appears now to be primarily focused on advancing leftism. Given that a high percentage of the players are criminals of color, the emphasis will continue to be on Black Lives Matter ideology. This entails “criminal justice reform” — the objective of which is to set more criminals loose on our streets to inflict social justice on an independent basis.

If you go to an NFL game or purchase NFL merchandise, you help pay for the NFL’s “social activism boot camp.” ESPN’s Jim Trotter brings us the news:

The purpose of the boot camp is to teach professional athletes not only what to think but how to get others to think it too — that is, to leverage their fame as athletes to advance ultra-left politics the way Colin Kaepernick does.

The NFL has also reportedly agreed to back criminal justice reform legislation recently introduced by a bipartisan group of senators.

“Bipartisan” probably means that John McCain is going along with the latest lunatic proposal from radicalized Democrats.

The long march through the institutions has officially claimed the NFL and can now move on to further conquests.

On a tip from J.

Oct 17 2017

Good Grief: Muslim Vikings

Like they used to joke in the Soviet Union, the future is certain; it’s the past that keeps changing. Progressives have been methodically displacing the population of Sweden with Islamic welfare colonists. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before we learned that Vikings were influenced by Muslims. Seriously — or maybe not so seriously, since this is from the New York Times:

The discovery of Arabic characters that spell “Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes in boat graves in Sweden has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia. …

The words Allah and Ali appeared in the silk found in Boat Grave 36 and in many other graves — and, most intriguing, the word Allah could be seen when reflected in a mirror.

Likewise, the stylized ice cream swirl on the lid of Burger King food packaging resembled the Arabic inscription for Allah, resulting in a threatened jihad and forcing Burger King to change the design. No mirror required.

“A giddying thought is that the [burial head] bands, as well as the costumes, were produced west of what was the Muslim heartland,” [textile archaeologist Annika Larsson] said.

Why is that thought “giddying”? Because liberals enthusiastically side with Islam in the war of extermination it has been waging against Western Civilization for the last 1,400 years.

Larsson said that the silk and other artifacts found in the Viking graves suggested not just trade or plundering — but a deeper cultural exchange and shared ideas.

Actually, probably not. But wouldn’t it be politically correct to think so?

The next stage of her project involves applying DNA analysis in hopes of find “Central Asian heritage” in Sweden.

In case some of its readers are too dense to fit this properly into the progressive worldview, the Times brings out Christian Skoldborg of a Viking reenactment group to denounce right-wingers and proclaim:

“This notion that Vikings were a pure race — that picture is something we need to wash away.”

The Times piece triumphantly concludes:

“I think one needs to pause before saying that everything is so Swedish,” Dr. Larsson said.

The issue is never the issue. The issue is always cultural Marxism — even when you thought we were talking about archeology.

Next, we will be told that when Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon, he saw Islamic inscriptions in the dust — but he kept it secret because he was an oppressive white male Islamophobe.

On a tip from Jester. Hat tip: PJ Media.

Oct 17 2017

School District Kills To Kill a Mockingbird

Left-wingers never seem to understand that when the firing squads commence, they will not be immune. Likewise, once the book-banning begins, books that inspired them will end up in the fire:

The Biloxi School District got complaints about the wording in “To Kill A Mockingbird” — an American classic being taught in 8th grade English Language Arts classes — and pulled it from the curriculum. …

Kenny Holloway, vice president of the Biloxi School Board said, “There were complaints about it. There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same lesson with other books.”

The book decries racial prejudice against blacks. But it contains the forbidden N-word, and is therefore politically unclean. It was pulled in the middle of a lesson plan. Though it is still in the library for now, it is likely to quietly disappear, lest it offend someone.

The statues they have been tearing down are only the beginning.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Oct 17 2017

Victim’s Insurance Pays Out to Families of Teens Who Crashed Stolen Car Into Him

It seems that just as no good deed goes unpunished, no crime goes unrewarded:

29-year-old Ricky Melendez was struck at 112 MPH by a stolen SUV crewed by juvenile delinquents in a fatal accident that took the lives of three out of four of the stolen vehicle’s occupants.

While investigators insisted that Melendez did nothing wrong, his car insurance provider -Geico- has agreed to pay out a total of $20,000.00 to the families of the wayward boys.

As so often with absurd payouts, the most likely explanation is that they threatened to sue for far more. The layman’s term for this popular legal tactic is extortion.

On a tip from seaoh.

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