Jun 192017
 

Russia to Target US, Coalition Aircraft Over Syria

Oh, good. Russia shooting down Malaysian airliners over Ukraine is bad enough, but shooting down American combat aircraft? That’s a whole new level of stupid.

Now, there is a valid argument to be made over whether the US should be in Syria at all. A case can be made that we shouldn’t, thus freeing up ISIS forces to dominate the region, spreading death and decay, and forcing the Europeans to either man up or begin the process of knuckling under. But so long as we’re there, US planes should do their job, which includes wiping out Assads criminal military actions. And if Russian forces try to shoot down US planes, they should be counter-attacked in response. And that sort of thing tends to escalate.

 Posted by at 4:49 pm
Jun 172017
 

Step one: be a Swedish “expert on multiculturalism and Islamophobia.”

Step two: collect substantial sums from the Swedish government in the form of welfare payments

Step three: Convert to islam

Step four: Move your entire family to Syria to fight with ISIS

Step five: call for terrorist attacks against civilians within Sweden

Step six…?

Step seven: blame violence on Trump supporters and right-wing talk radio rhetoric, I suppose…

 Posted by at 2:06 pm
Jun 162017
 

… even gambling organizations – basically licenses to print money – don’t want to do business in your state.

Powerball, Mega Millions to drop Illinois due to state’s budget crisis

Many cities and countries have had severe financial troubles and have gone through “austerity” measures. Seems to me that what Illinois needs to do is build a wall around Cook County and declare it an autonomous region, no longer dependent upon Illinois, nor allowed to send representatives to Springfield.

 

 Posted by at 10:01 am
Jun 142017
 

Cultural appropriation: Make it illegal worldwide, Indigenous advocates say

What they are proposing is making it illegal for anyone who isn’t a member of Tribe XYZ to sell *anything* associated with Tribe XYZ. That includes:

international law that would expand intellectual-property regulations to protect things like Indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines

How the hell they’re going to protect *words* is anyones guess, especially given that states like Utah and Illinois are named after Indigenous Injuns. Are we going to have to change the names of states?

One of the advocates for this new governmental over-reach sez the law should:

“obligate states to create effective criminal and civil enforcement procedures to recognize and prevent the non-consensual taking and illegitimate possession, sale and export of traditional cultural expressions.”

“Illegitimate possession” of “cultural expressions.” Yeah. Good luck with *that.*

Now, some of this is actually pretty good. By keeping the dumbass white newagers from such things as “traditional medicines,” which pretty much invariably are useless or worse, people will have to fall back on western medicine… you know, the stuff that actually works. So that’s good. Additionally, by slashing the market for such things, even though the remaining market will be left solely in the hands of people of chosen ethnicities, the overall market will be so reduced that it may just kill the whole thing. “Traditional” medicine *might* get regulated right out of existence.

Additionally: if history has taught us anything about new laws, it is the near-universal appearance of “unintended consequences.” OK, so only a Navajo may sell something called “Navajo,” or that incorporates Navajo symbols or artistic styes. Great. So that means not only will most people simply to have no access to it, making the market for it dry up, government regulators will have a field day determining just who is Navajo enough to sell, say, a Navajo blanket. Imagine roaming government inspectors, traveling the byways of the South West, stopping at random roadside kiosks selling blankets and turquoise jewelry and other “native American” knickknacks, checking to see if the sellers papers are in order. They will doubtless have with them portable DNA testing equipment to see just how Navajo the seller is. “Sorry, but according to this it looks like one of your grandparents was Irish. You are not Navajo enough.” The process by which someone gets licensed to sell their own art will be made monumentally complex, filled with many pages of forms, innumerable lines one must stand in in government offices, wait times and registration fees powerful enough to crush dreams.

The result of this sort of thing will be that the “indigenous” people may have control over “their” culture, but it will be so much bother for everyone else that everyone else will simply put the indigenous cultures out of their minds. The same SJWs pushing this sort of law will be the ones complaining loudest – and listened to least – about “native peoples” being erased and forgotten. Because if I have to pay to remember them… guess what. Memory hole.

One has to wonder just how far they’ll try to go with this. If it’s worded broadly enough, then you’re going to have problems with only Italian people being allowed to sell Italian food. Only Scottish people will be able to make haggis (well, that one might not be much of a concern). Only people of western European descent will be able to engage in science or engineering. No more white Catholic priests… they’ll all have to be “Palestinian.” No more black Communists, only Germans. Even the Russians will have to give that up and go back to being serfs to the Tsar. Will there be an underground railroad to provide the consumers of the world with black market Lucky Charms?

Related:

White Author Warned: Don’t Create Black Character in Your Next Book

 Posted by at 5:12 pm
Jun 142017
 

The far left went buggo under Bush, but has gone truly insane under Trump. With calls for violence against “Nazis,” and redefining “Nazi” to mean anyone not on the far Left, it was only a matter of time before people like the fascists in Antifa and similar groups decided to step it up from simply assaulting people in the street to gunning people down. Well, here we are.

Lawmaker Steve Scalise critically injured in GOP baseball shooting; gunman James T. Hodgkinson dies in custody

The shooter in this case was a dedicated Bernie Sanders supporter and vehemently anti-Trumper.

And because in this era of social media Everything Must Be About Me, I found these quotes especially interesting:

I met him on the Bernie trail in Iowa, worked with him in the Quad Cities area.”

Orear described Hodgkinson as a “quiet guy” who was “very mellow, very reserved” when they stayed overnight at a Sanders’s supporter home in Rock Island, Ill., after canvassing for the senator.

Yup. Home town area. Joy.

 

Remember during the 2008 campaign when Jared Joughner shot and injured a Democratic Representative (and *killed* a republican judge, but never mind him), the Dems and the media went through the roof blaming it on Sarah Palin and her supposed rhetoric? it’ll be interesting to see if they do the same here. In fact, I kinda expect they will: in 2008, they blamed Republicans for violence against a Dem. Now, I expect they’ll *still* blame Republicans (specifically Trump, I’ll bet) for this violence. But even if they don’t blame Republicans specifically, they are already trotting out the “blame the inanimate object” argument. As an example, here’s the Democrat governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, informing the public that ninety-three MILLION Americans are gunned down EVERY DAY:

 

An interesting note: the BernieBro opened fire with a rifle (I’ve not seen a description, but probably safe to assume it’s an AR-15) and fired *many* rounds… and yet, killed nobody. He was a *terrible* shot. These socialist whackos might think they’re going to start a new civil war but, man, I don’t think it’d turn out well for ’em.

 

 Posted by at 2:04 pm
Jun 032017
 

Yet no confirmation, might have just been an accident. But it sure sounds familiar…

London police report ‘incident’ on London Bridge

Of course, accidents usually don’t involve stabbings. But you know, Europeans are a funny lot…

PANIC AT LONDON BRIDGE

London Bridge chaos as ‘several people mown down’ by van sparking station evacuation and armed cop response

Eye witnesses report that victims were receiving CPR after being ‘stabbed’

 


 

 Posted by at 4:07 pm
Jun 032017
 

I’ve been watching the rise of Kek & Kekistan for the last several months with what can best be described as “bemusement.” If you are unaware of Kek/Kekistan… first, where the hell have you been? Second, the easiest way to think of Kek it to think back to the Flying Spaghetti Monster. FSM and the Church of the FSM were created as satire, a way to poke creationists with a pointy stick. They use they same lame-brained arguments in favor of teaching “intelligent design” by introducing a wholly ridiculous pseudo-religion that is just as valid an explanation at the traditional “creationist” explanations.

Kek/Kekistan is the same sort of idea, but instead of aimed at creationism, it’s aimed at political correctness and current Leftist extremism. The idea seemed to have arisen after it was pointed out that online trolls -specifically “sh*tposters” who tend to go after social justice warriors – qualify as an ethnic group under British law. What seems to typify Kekistanis is a willingness, nay, a gleeful enthusiasm, to poke the PC talking point of the day, to take the big scary moral panic and wear it like a party hat. The biggest symbol of this is Pepe The Frog. Originally a conventional cartoon character, it was turned into a meme For All Purposes. But since it was *also* sometimes used by members of the alt-Right, many on the far left freaked directly out and declared that Pepe was a symbol of white supremacy/nationalism. If the Left had ignored it, Pepe would have faded away. But they couldn’t let it go, so the alt-Right took it and ran with it. And now Pepe has gone through an apotheosis, turning into Kek (a frog-headed Egyptian god and symbol of the Kekistanis). This is a defining feature of the Kekistanis; the thing you freak out about the most is the thing they’re going to proudly wave as a banner. Call them Nazis and they will start waving swastikas around. Scream at them that they’re racist, and you’ll be bombarded with a million racist memes. The flag of Kekistan is now a green, modified version of a Nazi-era German military flag. The motive isn’t, I think, to actually be racist, but to irritate the hell out of the people who too easily toss such accusations about. The moment you see something and say “that’s not funny,” they’ll take it as a challenge. Too soon for Hitler jokes? Guess what’s coming.

If nothing else, Kekistan is a stellar example of basic human nature. The left demands that certain ideas, thoughts, images and symbols be never allowed. They demand that identity politics be held up as inviolable and divine. And the Kekistanis, being human, respond to such demands as the best of all humans do… with an upraised middle finger. For decades the PC brigade has used beratement and browbeating to bully people into not speaking up, and this sort of thing – and the election of the idiot buffoon Trump – is the natural response. And at least unlike the anti-Trumpers, the Kekistanis are generally funny and non-violent.

On my recent trip to the USAF Museum in Dayton, somewhere along the line I stopped and had a Kek spotting out in the wild:

The video below is a satire of the sort of thing MSNBC would put out about Kekistan. And it takes a good long while to be obvious that it’s *not* straight outta MSNBC.

Insofar as there is an ideology, it seems to be something that was virtually inevitable. For my entire adult life I’ve seen the PC fascists trying to control actions, thought and speech; the lefties should be damned grateful that the result seems to be this satirical response rather than a boot to the head.

Here’s a description of the Kekistanis from the guy who essentially created ’em, YouTuber Sargon of Akkad:

 Posted by at 3:29 pm
Jun 032017
 

Ha. Military-style satire.

ISIS condemns Kathy Griffin for cultural appropriation

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has issued a statement condemning self-proclaimed comedian Kathy Griffin, accusing her of “cultural appropriation” after she posed for a photograph with a mock severed head of President Donald Trump.

The group, which has been protective of its brand ever since taking over vast swaths of Iraq and Syria and establishing itself as the premier beheading agency in the Middle East, said it was deeply disturbed by Griffin’s “ignorant and offensive” use of a “sacred Islamic State tradition.”

“Of course, the West’s social justice ‘warriors’ have always been our ally, and once again, they did not disappoint. We’re thankful that our fatwa friends immediately identified her offensive appropriation of one of our most cherished rituals,” said Aahil al-Raqqa, an executioner for the group.

Heh. The Duffle Blog is usually pretty good; this one nails it.

Others:

Navy unable to locate clitoral combat ship

Coast Guard under fire for saving too many straight white males

Army Welcomes First Openly Transgender Military Working Dogs

Riot breaks out at Fort Hood dining facility after menu promises chocolate milf

World Begs U.S. To Use Military Force in Syria So They Can Bitch About It Later

Air Force to allow average looking, uncool people to become fighter pilots

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Due to manning cuts and years of major airliners paying higher wages for sweet abs, the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command may begin allowing normal-looking people become fighter pilots as early as 2020, sources…
 Posted by at 12:16 am