The Obama Presidency in One Tweet

The Obama Presidency in One Tweet:

That’s the essence of political correctness — untrue beliefs that are useful for getting ahead politically.

Comey’s FBI Needs to Investigate Violent Democratic Tantrums

Comey’s FBI Needs to Investigate Violent Democratic Tantrums, by Austin Bay.

It’s time for the FBI to conduct a detailed investigation into the violence and political thuggery that continue to mar the presidential election’s aftermath. …

Director Comey must also include “elector intimidation” on his post-election investigation list. Reports that members of the Electoral College are being harassed and threatened by angry, vicious (and likely Democratic Party) malcontents require Comey’s quick and systematic attention. …

Identifying electors and then attempting to intimidate them into switching their votes is an ipso facto effort to overturn a national election.  Which leads to a question a competent FBI Director would already have his agents asking: Is this elector threat scheme a coordinated operation?

Investigate the Democrat’s political thuggery:

Let me introduce you to two vicious Democratic Party operatives FBI agents should have quizzed and collared two months ago: Robert Creamer and The Hideous Scott Foval. These two creeps starred in Project Veritas’ video investigation of violent incitement during the political campaign.

Note this column called Creamer a political terrorist. The charge is legitimate. “Bottles and baseball bats are not Al Qaeda’s high explosives — but they incite fear and when they crack heads they cause casualties. People bleed. Street thuggery as an arm of politics is violent, criminalized politics on an ugly downward slope to much worse, the worse including lynchings and pogroms.”

Still waiting for the FBI to investigate the obvious. Is every government bureaucracy too left-leaning to do its job properly?

The secret of Marion Maréchal-Le Pen’s popularity

The secret of Marion Maréchal-Le Pen’s popularity, by Michael Sebastian. She is a right wing politician in France, part of the anti-establishment wave, but unfortunately for us only speaks publicly in French.

Of course, the fact that Marion is young and attractive is part of her appeal. But if her popularity was merely the result of looks, we could just run beauty queens for political office. The real secret of Marion’s appeal comes from the fact that she is bold and unapologetic about her beliefs.

In a country that is highly secular and atheistic, Marion is a devout Catholic. She is openly pro-life and against gay marriage even though we are regularly told that those positions are on the “wrong side of history.”

She is highly critical of Islam and how it relates to the French Republic. She has stated that Muslims could only be considered French if they adopt French “customs and a lifestyle” that have been shaped by 1500 years of Christianity, and if they speak French as their first language. She even opposes schools providing substitute meals to conform to Muslim’s halal rules. …

Democrats and the “cuckservative” GOP establishment are horrified by the bold language that Marion uses. Their vision of the United States is the Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina — a hodgepodge of different peoples and cultures holding nothing in common except the compulsive drive to buy more stuff. American politicians are terrified of offending any group of potential voters so they make no demands upon anyone.

Wow. Let’s go back a century, when our culture was confident and successful, not undermined by the global elite and their excessive PC:

This wasn’t always the case. There was a time when being a US citizen resulted in real benefits, but it also entailed real responsibilities. President Theodore Roosevelt wrote:

We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us he shall be treated on an exact equality with every one else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.

But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. . . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.

The future of non-left politics:

The lesson that the popularity of people like Marion Le Pen and Donald Trump have for American politicians is that the voters are tired of being ignored. They want their governments to put citizens first and globalist and corporate concerns second. …

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen represents a refreshing trend in politics: politicians who reject political correctness and who are unabashedly nationalistic. If these politicians are elected, they may be able to roll back the globalist policies that have made their citizens feel like foreigners in their own countries.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Celebrating NYE means devil is working on you: Sydney sheik

Celebrating NYE means devil is working on you: Sydney sheik, by Geoff Chambers.

Sydney sheik Feiz Mohammed has warned Muslims they should avoid festive celebrations — including New Year’s Eve and Christmas — and has attacked women’s rights groups, telling ­Islamic women to wear hijabs.

Sheik Feiz, who has a large online following with almost two million YouTube views, described non-Islamic festivals as leading to a path away from Allah.

“Any festivity or celebration built on other than Islam is a negative, prohibited festivity. We are not allowed to anticipate, participate, in any shape, manner or form,” he told supporters earlier this month. “When we finish our prayers, many Muslims you see them preparing themselves for their celebrations to come … what are we going to do for New Year’s Eve tonight? Where are we going to go? Who are we going to watch? Where’s the best fireworks at?” …

The preacher, who speaks at Liverpool and Auburn Islamic centres in Sydney’s southwest and west,  … said Muslims who celebrate non-Islamic festivities were “deaf, dumb and blind” for failing to stay true to Islamic teachings.

Does he sound like someone who intends to become an Australian like the rest of us, or more like someone with a superiority complex who intends for Islam to colonize Australia? Does he improve the lives of current Australians, or might he rather see our great grandchildren dragged into the culture of seventh century Arabia?

Chances of seeing this reported on the ABC? Very low, and only if they can think of a way to put a positive spin on it.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Warmism’s Martial Plan

Warmism’s Martial Plan, by Tony Thomas.

Obama declines to bomb an ISIS convoy because burning trucks will boost CO2 emissions … Australia’s defence wallahs fret about rising seas and drowning air bases …  alarmist ratbaggery distorts strategy and budgets. Military effectiveness has a new enemy: the climate-scam crowd.

The US military is in flux as President-elect Trump prepares to rid it of Obama’s global-warming overlays. This switch is underway just as the Australian military is starting to adopt Obama-style environmentalism, after a decade’s passive resistance to  climate politics.

The ADF has already capitulated to feminists and inclusiveness mavens … The coming capitulation is to the hyped climate “science” of the ANU Climate Institute and Tim Flannery’s crusading Climate Council. …

How crazy is this? Obama refused to really hurt ISIS when he could … because of carbon dioxide??

What happens when the military gets climate-minded played out in Syria a year ago. … Showing Russian reconnaissance footage, Putin spoke of “vehicles, carrying oil, lined up in a chain going beyond the horizon…a living oil pipe day and night.” US reporters wondered why the Obama administration hadn’t ordered US planes to  blow up the “living oil pipe”. The public explanation from former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell was that Obama did not want “to create environmental damage” or wreck infrastructure that Syrians would need in peace-time. …

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Obama wouldn’t take out these easy ISIS targets because, he said, of the effect on the world’s climate. What does he think would happen to the oil in the trucks eventually? Wouldn’t it be burned and the carbon escape into the atmosphere in any case? We are led by fools.

Or this?

Since 2009 he has been issuing progressively-tougher Executive Orders to government agencies, including Defence, demanding that global warming issues be raised to top-priority status. Obama has several times publicly declared climate change to  be an equal or greater threat than terrorism, and the Obama/Kerry team recently  moved climate change talks from the Oval Office to the “Situation Room,” for military/security discussion of  active threats to the US.

Dakota Wood, a retired Marine Corps officer and U.S. Central Command planner, says the Pentagon is introducing climate change, right down to military tactics, techniques and procedures level. …

In Australia:

The military is seen by Australia’s social-justice set as a trophy agency – capturing it would be a PR coup. A more sinister agenda emanates from the Greens Party, with its policy  for downgrading military capacity to non-offensive roles, with funding to be cut accordingly; ranks having the right to conscientiously object to what they see as illegal military actions; and closure of all foreign bases and joint facilities in Australia. By also  loading up  the ADF with social-justice add-ons, the Greens can effect and enjoy the force’s reduction in combat capability.

Read it all.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Garbage trucks to block possible Times Square truck attacks

Garbage trucks to block possible Times Square truck attacks, by AP.

Massive 20-ton sanitation trucks, weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand, will surround the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, officials said Thursday, describing a security measure meant to stop deadly truck-driving attacks into crowds like those in Germany and France.

The placement of the 65 trucks, along with 100 patrol cars, at intersections surrounding Times Square is a new element to an already heavily policed event that will include 7,000 officers, specially armed counter-terrorism units and bomb-sniffing dogs.

Why? Islam of course. But if you say that, the PC crew crew call you names — because they protect the Muslims and give them comfort and assistance whilst they prey on us. Crazy.

Who is responsible for letting these people in? Who is responsible for preventing us from discussing the problem, let alone doing something about it?

hat-tip Stephen Neil

2017: Europe’s year of rage

2017: Europe’s year of rage, by James Forsyth.

After the tumult of 2016, Europe could do with a year of calm. It won’t get one. Elections are to be held in four of the six founder members of the European project, and populist Eurosceptic forces are on the march in each one.

There will be at least one regime change: François Hollande has accepted that he is too unpopular to run again as French president, and it will be a surprise if he is the only European leader to go. Others might cling on but find their grip on power weakened by populist success.

The spectre of the financial crash still haunts European politics. Money was printed and banks were saved, but the recovery was marked by a great stagnation in living standards, which has led to alienation, dismay and anger. Donald Trump would not have been able to win the Republican nomination, let alone the presidency, without that rage — and the conditions that created Trump’s victory are, if anything, even stronger in Europe.

European voters who looked to the state for protection after the crash soon discovered the helplessness of governments which had ceded control over vast swathes of economic policy to the EU. The second great shock, the wave of global immigration, is also a thornier subject in the EU because nearly all of its members surrendered control over their borders when they signed the Schengen agreement. Those unhappy at this situation often have only new, populist parties to turn to. So most European elections come down to a battle between insurgents and defenders of the existing order.

A good read. The EU is coming apart under the internal financial contradictions that critics always said would kill it, and there is the immigration and cultural debacle on top of that.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Safe shorts to STOP women joggers suffering SEX ATTACKS in Germany are sold out

Safe shorts to STOP women joggers suffering SEX ATTACKS in Germany are sold out, by Laura Monat.

AN ENTREPRENEUR from Germany has created trousers with the aim of protecting women from possible sex attacks while they are out jogging – and the first 150 were sold out immediately.

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The trousers come with a lock for women’s intimate areas and an alarm, so would ensure the wearers were kept safe from any sex attacks.

Business graduate, Sandra Seilz, decided to invent the trousers after she was attacked by three drunk men when she was jogging in the woods.

Women’s intimate areas will be sealed off with a “protective shield”. …

“Should someone try to get into the trousers of the jogger the alarm will go off at a volume of 130 decibels, which is supposed to scare off the attacker.”

The trousers are made of the same material as bullet-proof vests and can only be cut by attackers.

Hi-tech yet medieval, to combat seventh century culture imported from Arabia.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Something About This Russia Story Stinks

Something About This Russia Story Stinks, by Matt Taibbi at The Rolling Stone, a notably PC magazine. If they lose Rolling Stone, the will lose the whole Russian-hacked-the-election attempt to delegitimize Trump.

Nearly a decade and a half after the Iraq-WMD faceplant, the American press is again asked to co-sign a dubious intelligence assessment.

Putin is trolling the Democrats (see here and here):

The Russian press today is even reporting that Vladimir Putin is inviting “the children of American diplomats” to “visit the Christmas tree in the Kremlin,” as characteristically loathsome/menacing/sarcastic a Putin response as you’ll find.

The media want to believe the Democrats, but are worried about having to trust shady intelligence sources again:

This dramatic story puts the news media in a jackpot. Absent independent verification, reporters will have to rely upon the secret assessments of intelligence agencies to cover the story at all.

Many reporters I know are quietly freaking out about having to go through that again. We all remember the WMD fiasco. …

Some news agencies seemed split on whether to unequivocally declare that Russian hacking took place, or whether to hedge bets and put it all on the government to make that declaration, using “Obama says” formulations. …

Where are the details?

At one point we learn that the code name the U.S. intelligence community has given to Russian cyber shenanigans is GRIZZLY STEPPE, a sexy enough detail.

But we don’t learn much at all about what led our government to determine a) that these hacks were directed by the Russian government, or b) they were undertaken with the aim of influencing the election, and in particular to help elect Donald Trump.

Something is deeply amiss:

The problem with this story is that, like the Iraq-WMD mess, it takes place in the middle of a highly politicized environment during which the motives of all the relevant actors are suspect. Nothing quite adds up.

If the American security agencies had smoking-gun evidence that the Russians had an organized campaign to derail the U.S. presidential election and deliver the White House to Trump, then expelling a few dozen diplomats after the election seems like an oddly weak and ill-timed response. Voices in both parties are saying this now. …

Ahh, the propaganda and spin is really aimed at Democrat voters:

Adding to the problem is that in the last months of the campaign, and also in the time since the election, we’ve seen an epidemic of factually loose, clearly politically motivated reporting about Russia. Democrat-leaning pundits have been unnervingly quick to use phrases like “Russia hacked the election.”

This has led to widespread confusion among news audiences over whether the Russians hacked the DNC emails (a story that has at least been backed by some evidence, even if it hasn’t always been great evidence), or whether Russians hacked vote tallies in critical states (a far more outlandish tale backed by no credible evidence).

As noted in The Intercept and other outlets, an Economist/YouGov poll conducted this month shows that 50 percent of all Clinton voters believe the Russians hacked vote tallies.

You choose:

On one end of the spectrum, America could have just been the victim of a virtual coup d’etat engineered by a combination of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, which would be among the most serious things to ever happen to our democracy.

But this could also just be a cynical ass-covering campaign, by a Democratic Party that has seemed keen to deflect attention from its own electoral failures.

Probably the latter, and this:

Or maybe the Russians did hack the DNC, but the WikiLeaks material actually came from someone else?

UPDATE: Joke: Q: What did Russia do to influence the election? A: They helped the Democrats finally deliver on their promises of transparency.