Blog Heap o'Links for January 2016

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Wars and Rumors

In one of their most heinous massacres to date, militants from the radical Islamist Boko Haram group slaughtered over a hundred victims in a village in northeast Nigeria Saturday night, including a number of children whom they burned alive.…

7:32pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

…It's all lies, all the way down -- they're not refugees, they're invaders; they're not women + children, they're fighting-age males; they're not from war zones, they're from barbaric lands; they aren't seeking relief; they're seeking conquest; they're not without papers, they discarded them along the way; they don't seek to join a productive society, they wish to rule it; they're not the best and brightest from Syria, they're the insane, infirm, incarcerated, and oppressed from every 3rd-world shithole with transit to Europe.…

Thought this was a great summation
7:47am CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

Theory of Education

A Maryland high school punished a student for refusing to profess faith in Islam, gave her failing grades for a series of assignments that violated her Christian beliefs then threatened her father with arrest for complaining, a federal lawsuit charges.… Plaintiffs are Marine Corps veteran John Kevin Wood and his wife, Melissa, who “refuse[d] to allow their teenage daughter to be subjected to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda in her high school world history class.” The lawsuit charges that the defendants’ “curriculum, practices, policies, actions, procedures, and customs promote the Islamic faith by requiring students to profess the five pillars if Islam.” …lawsuit charges that school officials concealed the curriculum by using two separate history textbooks, one of which contained the Islamic teachings and which students were required to leave at school. The other, which did not contain the teachings, was allowed to be taken home… John Kevin Wood discovered the teachings and called to voice his objections, the lawsuit says, but the school imposed a “no trespass” order against him, threatening him with arrest if he came onto school property.…

7:01pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

Humans can be Dangerous

Over 600 dogs, cats, horses, and pigs were rescued from a filthy and disease-ridden no-kill shelter in what is being reported as one of the largest animal rescues in U.S. history. …Raeford, North Carolina…joint operation carried out by local police and the ASPCA. …“We’re finding lethargic and lifeless dogs throughout the property and the same thing with cats.” …“no protection from the elements” …“suffering from serious, untreated medical issues including open wounds, severe upper respiratory disease and emaciation.”…

7:38pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW


Mexico City, Mexico — Early this morning, drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, head of the Sinaloa Cartel, escaped from the Altiplano maximum security prison once again.…

7:28pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

Know the Enemy

Red Star Hammer & Sickle

The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades. Its agitation has provoked police killings and other violence, lawlessness and unrest in minority communities throughout the U.S. If allowed to continue, that agitation could devolve into anarchy and civil war. The BLM crowd appears to be spoiling for just such an outcome.…

6:24pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

Impeach Obama

Obama Whacky

The Baltimore mosque President Obama has chosen as the first U.S.-based mosque to visit during his presidency has deep ties to extremist elements, including to the Muslim Brotherhood.…

As if it mattered to him! Quotes and links to Daily Caller story.
8:09pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

One can never have too many funny cat posters, right?
6:55pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

US Military

A soldier in Alabama bought Taco Bell for two hungry kids on Tuesday prompting one of the children to say, 'you know, I want to be just like you some day.'…

8:11pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Political Hat

…Health and Human Services delivered over at least six migrant children from Guatemala into the hands of human traffickers without visiting the homes where they would live or verifying any family connection to them, a Senate committee has found.…

News headline links and summaries
10:29pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW
Political posters and cartoons
9:25pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW
Nice Deb candle

And FBI is “super pissed off” at the White House spox because of his asinine comments yesterday.…

Also, Bill Whittle, picking your President, Marco Rubio, Vet with Gun Saves Cop, and more.
7:05pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

…On this day in 1930 3M began marketing Scotch Tape.…

Vic sticks his news links in the Overnight Thread again
7:58am CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

US Election 2016

Billionaire George Soros contributed $6 million to a super-PAC supporting Hillary Clinton last month, according to the committee's latest financial statement.…

Let's pray he wasted his filthy money.
8:15pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

…Mr. Trump then speculated that Ted Cruz “has no heart” because he doesn’t support universal health care.…

But Cruz is the liar for saying Trump's plan is Obamacare. Un-huh.
7:52pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

…“I doubt that he’s a Republican,” Dole added. “He can’t run as an extreme conservative. He’s a RINO — he’s a Republican in name only.”…

Oh, the irony!
7:46pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW
Hillary Guzzling

The setup of Hillary’s private email server made it susceptible to “being hacked by anybody in the world,” William Binney, a former highly placed National Security Agency official, declared in a radio interview on Sunday.…

7:42pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW
Donald Trump

Since Donald Trump dropped out of Fox News' final GOP debate, Stephen decided to hold the classiest, Trumpiest debate of all time.

Video: 8:11
6:53pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

…the latest smear piece by “sundance”… cites a “report” which is actually a series of tweets claiming that a man named “Don Fairly” [who] left the Cruz campaign along with seven other staffers.… The claims were made by @LandmanMarius, a man (presumably) whose tweets consist solely about the touting the awesomeness of Trump while relentlessly bashing Cruz… This author will go out on a limb to say that “Don Fairly” is as real as Donald Trump’s dedication to the Bible or the Constitution. …It makes one wonder how many fake Trump twitter accounts exist. The author “sundance” goes on to cite a truely vile unsourced smear piece by CNN about Cruz and finishes off with a jab at Glenn Beck.

6:46pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 31 :MW

Wars and Rumors

The Times of Israel reports: An Israeli man was wounded Wednesday night in a terror stabbing at a gas station outside the West Bank settlement of Givat Ze’ev, north of Jerusalem. …stabbed in the upper body and moderately to severely wounded. …suspected terrorist attempted to flee the area, but was caught by civilians who alerted security personnel. …Palestinian terror suspect was subdued and arrested by security forces. …

7:59am CST Sat 2016 Jan 30 :MW

Digital Threat

Internet anonymity should be banned and everyone required to carry the equivalent of a license plate when driving around online.

That's according to Erik Barnett, the US Department of Homeland Security's attaché to the European Union. …

Let's ban DHS instead.
8:12am CST Sat 2016 Jan 30 :MW

It's Only Money

Okla Flag

A bill prefiled in the Oklahoma House would create a state gold depository, an important first step toward establishing gold and silver as commonly used legal tender in the state.…

Alas that such bills rarely make it to law and effect.
8:42am CST Sat 2016 Jan 30 :MW

Israel Stands Alone

A memo issued earlier this month by the Obama administration directs the U.S. “trade community” and government partner agencies to explicitly label Israeli-made goods that have been produced in the West Bank.

The Jan. 23 directive states that it is “not acceptable” to label goods coming from Israeli companies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as having been produced in “Israel.” …

7:57am CST Sat 2016 Jan 30 :MW

Securing Our Borders

More than 50,000 Cubans have been airlifted and bused into the US from all over Central America over the last few months, driven by an anticipation that Washington may soon halt the “wet foot, dry foot” migration policy.…

8:09am CST Sat 2016 Jan 30 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Just a few images to entertain you and make you think.

8:49am CST Sat 2016 Jan 30 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Four young female suicide bombers exploded themselves in a market in the Nigerian town of Chibok, killing thirteen people and wounding thirty others. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the kinetic activists of Boko Haram are the main suspects. The incident had nothing to do with Islam.

In other news, a schoolteacher in a northern Austrian town has caused controversy by rewriting the lyrics of a traditional song for a school performance, replacing the word “Gott” (God) with “Allah”. She said she did it because most of the 10-year-olds in her class are Muslims.…

News headline links and summaries
8:13am CST Sat 2016 Jan 30 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A man who was carrying a backpack containing two handguns (one of them an automatic), ammunition, and a Koran was arrested when he attempted to enter the hotel at Disneyland Paris. Police are searching for a suspected accomplice, who is also the man’s lover. To the great relief of the residents of the hotel, authorities say that the incident had nothing to do with Islam.

In other news, the first photos of the 15-year-old Somali migrant who killed an asylum center worker in Sweden reveal that he is six feet tall and has what appears to be a thick (but shaven) beard. …

News headline links and summaries
8:03am CST Sat 2016 Jan 30 :MW

…No news today 'cause slept too late.…

7:03am CST Sat 2016 Jan 30 :MW

Wars and Rumors

…after a string of assassinations of its local henchmen, the Islamic State's new "Caliphate" in the Libyan city of Sirte is abuzz with talk that an anti-Isil sniper is at work. In recent weeks, no fewer than three Isil commanders in Sirte have been shot dead from long range…

5:41pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 29 :MW

Animal Companions

Man’s best friend has a clear strategy for dealing with angry owners — look away.

New research shows that dogs limit their eye contact with angry humans, even as they tend to stare down upset canines. The scientists suggest this may be an attempt to appease humans, that evolved as dogs were domesticated and benefited from avoiding conflicts with humans.…

Is this news to any dog owner?
5:43pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 29 :MW

Theory of Justice

…Many stories, including so-called “eye witnesses” have communicated versions of the incident leading to the death of Mr. Finicum of Mohave County, Arizona who had been protesting in Burn, Oregon the past five weeks. The most recent “eye witness” account distributed nationally was reported by Victoria Sharp. Ms. Sharp’s account is false. The video below is taken from the FBI plane following the Finicum vehicle, and shows the shooting event as it occurred.…

Finicum appears to have made two bad mistakes and struck out. Attempted to flee the police, then did not keep his hands up. Video: The Oregonian, YouTube, 0:32 (from a longer video linked on the page linked here which also shows that, at first, he had his hands up).
7:59pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 29 :MW

Earth Science

Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.…

5:45pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 29 :MW



…"The book touches upon everything from mind control to a eugenics plot to eliminate the 'inferior races' of our great nation."

Um, no it doesn't. This article about Celestial Seasonings ostensibly, as much as I could stand to read, is full of error, distortion, and gross misrepresentation. Somebody appears to either be an appallingly bad researcher or have some sort of vendetta. There is no truth here.
h/t: Inverse
7:26pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 29 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Posters and cartoons, predominantly political
7:51pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 29 :MW

US Election 2016

Ted Cruz

Recently, Senator Ted Cruz sat down with over 100 pastors and faith leaders to talk about how his Christian faith has shaped his worldview and how it would guide his decision-making as the next President of the United States. This short 18-minute documentary – Cruz Faith In Action — tells the story of how Ted Cruz came to be the man and leader he is today beginning with his father’s acceptance of Christ. …

5:55pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 29 :MW

Art of

Paul Kantner, founding member, guitarist and singer for Jefferson Airplane and Starship, died Thursday of multiple organ failure and septic shock. He had suffered a heart attack earlier in the week,… Kantner is survived by three children: Gareth, Alexander and China.…

10:17pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 28 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

Funny bumper stickers and license plates, another fine Bluebird collection
8:11pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 28 :MW

Breitbart is Here


…On this in 1887 in a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes were reported, 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.…

Vic delivers the news and links
8:28am CST Thu 2016 Jan 28 :MW

US Election 2016

Ted Cruz

Contrary to some who have expressed concerns about Ted Cruz’s temperament and qualifications to be an effective president, my experience in working with the Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate during the early 2000s convinces me that he is the right person at the right time for the job.

Although not a close friend of Senator Cruz, I got to know him reasonably well as a colleague at the Federal Trade Commission from mid-2001 until he left the commission to return to Texas in 2003. During that time, we worked together on a number of projects…

In this capacity, I was able to observe Ted’s professional skills, his personal characteristics, and, significantly, his commitment to constitutionalism, the rule of law, and free-market economics. These personal observations impel me to conclude not only that Ted possesses the qualifications to be president in terms of intellect, temperament, and knowledge of the issues facing the country; but even
more importantly, that he is uniquely the right person to lead America at this time in its history.…

10:08pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 28 :MW

El Trumpo really needed to highlight his endorsement by Jerry Falwell Jr. since it really appears like he doesn’t know much about the Bible. But even that hasn’t been without controversy as some Evangelical leaders are angry about the whole deal.…

9:57pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 28 :MW
Mordor Eye

…I’m the best at talking to Sauron, I really am. Tough guy, tough negotiator but you really just have to have a man-to-man. Not like the people running Gondor, they’re stupid. I mean, how stupid are they? Now, my tower – and let me tell you, it’s the biggest, classiest tower, great views of the whole ring of stone and the forest and the river – I can get him on the line. Doesn’t answer anybody else, but when I want him, here’s there. I’ll be so good at dealing with him, it’ll make your head spin.…

As Porretto says, "Someone on The Federalist’s staff is a BLEEP!ing genius"
8:48pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 28 :MW

A Saudi prince owns a minority share of Twenty-First Century Fox, the parent corporation of Fox News, via an investment firm. Megyn Kelly never posed for a photo with him. …

I wonder if Trump will apologize for twitting a mistake as Glenn Beck did, or will just let the falsehood stand. I’m betting the latter, because Trump seems not to have a “reverse” gear.
8:26pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 28 :MW

Disturbing Family Patterns

A Texas father has been found not guilty of theft after he took his 12-year-old daughter's phone away as punishment. Ronald Jackson, 36, had been charged with theft of property… after taking his daughter's iPhone 4 when he found an inappropriate text in September 2013… A judge ordered for Jackson to be found not guilty on Tuesday citing insufficient evidence to continue the case.…

9:16pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 27 :MW

Theory of Justice

Authorities say shots were fired Tuesday during the arrest of members of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon for more than three weeks. …one individual “who was a subject of a federal probable cause arrest is deceased.” No other information about the deceased was immediately released. …authorities arrested Ammon Bundy, 40, his brother Ryan Bundy, 43, Brian Cavalier, 44, Shawna Cox, 59, and Ryan Payne, 32, during a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 395 Tuesday afternoon. …another person, Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy, 45, was arrested in Burns. …

9:09pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 27 :MW

…4 Arrested In Oregon Occupation, Including Ammon Bundy… Occupier, Ryan Paine, Shot Multiple Times… Dead, Six Arrested…

8:46pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 27 :MW

Defending Ourselves

… A second bill prefiled in the Oklahoma House for the 2016 legislative session would prohibit state cooperation with the enforcement all future federal gun control measures, effectively nullifying them in practice within the state.…

9:34pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 27 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Posters and cartoons, heavily but not entirely political
9:28pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 27 :MW

…if you’re tired and just want the fun and easy (but still thought-provoking) stuff, I’ve got good posters for you right here…

Informational, humorous, political
8:44pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 27 :MW

…On this day in 1973 the Paris Peace Accords were signed officially ending the Vietnam war. However the North never abided by them and continued action. The US cut and run and the Senate under control of the Democrats never ratified the treaty. The congress also refused to allow the US to supply more military equipment to South Vietnam.…

Vic delivers his daily dose of news links and acid opinion
10:03am CST Wed 2016 Jan 27 :MW

US Election 2016

…see Donald Trump tell Megyn Kelly that he could “never” be as good a moderator as her and that she’s “done a great job” … On candidates not attending a debate that Mr. Trump might moderate because of his tough questions, he responded, “We’re not seeing a lot of courage here, are we? Not lots of courage. You know, these Republicans, they’re supposed to be brave.”…

Links to Fox News video
9:11pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 27 :MW

Wars and Rumors

…Russellville, Arkansas… She took exit 81 and stopped at the Superstop Convenience store. Upon exiting the ladies’ room inside the store there were two young Middle-Eastern-looking men standing right in front of the door. She exited the store quickly and they followed her. She got inside her car and locked the doors. Before she could leave the two men got in their car and parked behind her. She said they had their windows rolled down and were shouting at her and motioning to her. She managed to drive up on the curb and walkway she was parked in front of to get out of there. My daughter said she was very upset, but she did call local police after she got back on the highway.…

4:11pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 26 :MW

Art of

…Abe Vigoda, who earned Emmy Award nominations in three straight years for his portrayal of the world-weary Det. Phil Fish on the 1970s ABC sitcom Barney Miller, has died. He was 94. …died on Tuesday morning at home in New Jersey. …also is remembered for his role as hulking mob boss Sal Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola’s first two Godfather films. …

8:33pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 26 :MW

…A lost story by famed British children’s author Beatrix Potter — “The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots” — has been discovered among her memorabilia and will be published this year more than a century after she wrote it.…

4:07pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 26 :MW

Spiritual Matters

…In selecting speakers for Oklahoma Wesleyan, party affiliation and political positions do not matter. Personal conduct, public statements, theological integrity and moral consistency do. …we choose speakers who generally promote our university’s mission and who do not stand in opposition, either in word or deed, to what we claim to hold dear as a Christian community. …Anyone who is pro-abortion is not on my side. Anyone who calls women “pigs,” “ugly,” “fat” and “pieces of a—” is not on my side. Anyone who mocks the handicapped is not on my side. Anyone who has argued the merits of a government takeover of banks, student loans, the auto industry and healthcare is not on my side. Anyone who has been on the cover of Playboy and proud of it, who brags of his sexual history with multiple women and who owns strip clubs in his casinos is not on my side. Anyone who believes the government can wrest control of the definition of marriage from the church is not on my side. Anyone who ignores the separation of powers and boasts of making the executive branch even more imperial is not on my side.… No, Donald Trump will not be speaking at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.…

9:01pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 26 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A female employee of an asylum center near Gothenburg in Sweden was stabbed to death by one of the residents of the center. Since the center is for culture-enrichers who are — or claim to be — 14 to 17 years old, the alleged suspected perpetrator is a “youth”, and no further information is available about him. His motivation for the crime is unknown, but the family and friends of the victim are consoling themselves with the knowledge that the incident had nothing to do with Islam.

In other news, in order to make sure that newly-arrived “refugees” in the Netherlands are not discriminatory against gays, the Dutch authorities are planning to hold gay rights seminars in asylum centers. The program will be based on a model used in secondary schools.…

News headline links and summaries
4:09pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 26 :MW

…On this day in 1998 Bill Clinton went on national TV and denied having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. He later told the same lie in court, committing perjury, which ultimately resulted in his impeachment in the House. But thanks to a few traitorous Republicans (and Scottish Law) he skated in the Senate. Later his law license was suspended for 5 years. If any normal lawyer was caught committing perjury he would have been thrown in jail for 5 years and his license revoked permanently. …

The news may be depressing, but Vic frames it entertainingly.
6:29am CST Tue 2016 Jan 26 :MW

Wars and Rumors

…An Israeli man… fought off two knife-wielding terrorists with a supermarket cart, preventing them from entering the store… West Bank settlement of Beit Horon… Two Israeli women were stabbed and injured in the attack, one critically. The terrorists then tried to enter the store, were blocked by Shalem, fled, and were killed by a security guard after a short chase…

9:15pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

Iraeli security forces arrested 18-year-old bomb-making twin sisters from Shwaika, outside the Palestinian city of Tulkarem in the West Bank last month… discovered pipe bombs and other explosive materials in the home of Diana and Nadia Hawila… found knives, Hamas headbands and “equipment for riots…”

9:12pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

Four suicide attacks killed at least 29 people and wounded 65 in Bodo, Cameroon, which is a popular target for Boko Haram. No group has taken responsibility for the bloodshed, but officials suspect Boko Haram militants. …

5:40pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

Disinformation Propaganda and Spin

For weeks I have been asking, where are the videos? Now we know. The iron hand of Merkel erased them. The German people have no shot at overcoming this invasion unless they rebel. Merkel’s war is a stealth nazism — importing a hostile army by the millions.…

5:39pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW


A Texas grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood has instead indicted two anti-abortion activists who made videos of the group … David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs… Sandra Merritt, who also worked for the center, was indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record …

9:08pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

Untied States

A bill introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates this month would block unconstitutional foreign deployments of the state’s national guard troops, effectively restoring the Founders’ framework for state-federal balance on the Guard.…

9:04pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

End of the World As We Know It

Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines attacked…

Oh, who cares?
6:17pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

Art of

Some great animated GIFs on how some things are manufactured, pencils, pop-tarts and more.
5:53pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

More doggy humor, this from chrissythehyphenated, a poster and a video
6:10pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

Just because it’s Monday …

Pistol Pete brings us some upper-class humor
6:08pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW
The bluebird brings some funny doggy pix
6:00pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

WW2 - less with us

For more than a half-century, David Stoliar remained a silent witness to the worst civilian maritime disaster of World War II, the only survivor among nearly 800 Jews fleeing the Holocaust in Romania aboard a refugee ship that was barred from Palestine, interned by Turkey for months, set adrift without power and torpedoed by a Soviet submarine in the Black Sea in 1942.… The doomed voyage of the Struma might have been a forgotten footnote to Holocaust history had it not been for Mr. Stoliar’s survival and his willingness years later to attest to the indifference and brutal decisions that put Palestine out of reach and led to the deaths of hundreds at the hands of nominal allies against Hitler.…

4:12pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW


Bald Eagle

Claremore, Okla - In the past seven years, the Wild Heart Ranch has rescued 12 Eagles in Eastern Oklahoma and exactly half have died due to lead poisoning in the wild. …from tools hunters and fishers use within the wild… many species are contaminating one another…

“A lot of people don’t really realize that their choice to save a few pennies and purchasing lead rather than steel or brass or tungsten is actually putting our nation’s symbol at a risk for lead toxicity and death…”

3:07pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Germany is still receiving a flow of about 2,000 new migrants every day, but about 10% of those are being denied entry because they are not fleeing war or persecution. Meanwhile, a Belgian resort town is considering banning migrants from its public swimming pools after teenage girls were molested by asylum seekers.

In other news, Hong Kong is experiencing its coldest winter in sixty years, with frost appearing on the upper slopes of nearby mountains. …

News headline links and summaries
5:41pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW
Political Hat

…During a Senate hearing on President Obama’s use of executive orders to curb the constitutional authority granted by the Second Amendment, Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski ?said she didn’t want to get bogged down with “constitutional arguments.”…

News headline links and summaries
5:31pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

…The Trump-Cruz Bromance is over–in fact the likelihood of a Cruz VP now, is slim to none….and it’s time to chose a side. And I’m sure it’s no surprise I choose Trump.…

Joe Dan Gorman's latest. I really like IFL and was concerned that, with Joe Dan's Trumpism, he'd really gouge Levin and Cruz. He touched on that, but lightly, so I was relieved. I notice he completely skipped Trump's lashing out at Cruz, though. Still, mostly great stuff as usual.

Video, 23:04: Vimeo or YouTube

5:29pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

…On this day in 1996 Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the US. And no, this murderer had nothing to do with the song which was published in 1902.…

Vic gathers up the world and dumps it in your lap
5:53am CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

US Election 2016

Donald Trump

If one criticizes Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, he or she can expect a full thrashing on Twitter.

Here are just some who have been the target of Trump’s Twitter attacks…since Tuesday…

It's not just that he lashes out; it's the classless, juvenile way he does it.
6:20pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

…According to the Washington Post, when Marco Rubio was eighteen, he was cited for drinking beer in a public park.… the Rubio campaign put out a hilarious ad in response…

5:37pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is endorsing Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). …

4:24pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW
Bernie Sanders

Gun control is a job for federal office-holders rather than state governments, Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said during the January 24 airing of Face the Nation.…

Bernie is a big gov gun-grabber. Shocking revelation, I know.
3:12pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 25 :MW

Wars and Rumors

A terrorist plot to attack Britain was foiled after the RAF heard commercial pilots discussing targets on their radios.… planned in the week after the Paris massacre… used coded messages from the cockpits of their passenger jets… were using the emergency “Mayday” channel in the belief they were not being monitored…

7:55pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 24 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The port at Calais was shut down after some fifty migrants managed to board a ferry that was bound for Britain. 500 migrants forced their way past police lines and headed for the port, and 150 managed to breach the barrier fence. Of those, fifty made it onto the ferry.

In other news, the Bishop of London recommends that vicars grow beards in order to demonstrate their holiness to Muslims, who are now the dominant religious group in London.…

News headline links and summaries
7:37pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 24 :MW
Posters, cartoons, and, today, a video
6:59pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 24 :MW

…On this day in 1908 the first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell. The Boy Scouts of America was founded Feb 8, 1910.…

Return of the Vic with the world in his sights
12:10pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 24 :MW

US Election 2016

Donald Trump

…it’s worthwhile exploring Trump’s worldview. To do that, we must separate two elements of that worldview: his current positions, and his historic positions. The first goes to supposed conservatism, and the second goes to credibility – even if he says he’s conservative today, should you believe him?…

7:45pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 24 :MW

…now we have come to a fork in the road. Ted Cruz has a long record of fighting hard for conservative principles… Donald Trump is a life-long liberal who is currently running as a national socialist…

7:36pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 24 :MW

Wars and Rumors

… NSA Chief Says U.S. at ‘Tipping Point’ on Cyberweapons

Policy makers largely agree on rules of engagement for defense, but offense still undecided.… still an open discussion, however, about when cyberweapons should be used for “offense,” such as carrying out attacks against a group or foreign country.…

With links to several articles
6:04pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

I set about gathering reports on the Islamic advance across the West with the plan to write up one week's worth of information. However, at the mid-week point it became clear that the post would be much too long if I went the entire week. So I stopped. What you find below is a sample of overt and abject barbarism; stealth advance; and Western weakness, stupidity, and dhimmitude that unfolded in just under four days…

12:05pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

Theory of Education

…Tuesday after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a first-grade teacher conducted an unapproved classroom experiment without notifying the school or parents. Kids, ages 7 and 8, were separated by eye color, then discriminated against for several hours. …“Everybody in the class was crying.”…

6:01pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

Constitutional Threat

Gun manufacturers could be sued by victims of gun violence under new legislation from Democrats.

The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act would roll back long-standing protections enjoyed by the gun industry that shields it from many lawsuits.…

Note the faulty logic by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.):

…“If you’re a carmaker and your airbags kill someone, you’re potentially liable… If you’re a pharmaceutical company and sell faulty drugs, you can be held liable. If you’re a liquor store and sell alcohol to minors, you can be held liable."

If you're a gun manufacturer and you make guns that work exactly as intended, though, somehow this is equivalent? These evil, traitorous, lying gun-grabbers never quit.
10:32am CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

Spiritual Matters

…Retired Reverend Richard Chartres said the two vicars have grown full beards "of an opulence that would not have disgraced a Victorian sage" and is applauding their efforts to share in the culture of the East End's majority Muslim population.…

Because in matters religious it's what's on the outside that counts.
10:25am CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW


Last year’s historic deal between Tehran and the world powers has apparently left a mark on Iran’s political jargon, as evidenced by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s choice this week to refer to the United States as “the Great False Idol” instead of the traditional “Great Satan.” …

See? Improved relations! Thank you, Obama and Kerry! @@
12:11pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

US Military

…Staff Sgt. Robert Van Hook, a critical skills operator with the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, was presented with the Silver Star on Jan. 15. …credited with “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy” while serving as the element leader of Marine Special Operations Team 8224 while deployed to Afghanistan's Herat province in 2013…

“Any Raider could have been switched out with me and done the same exact thing,” he said. “A Raider isn’t going to let anybody down: not the brothers that went before him, not the Marine beside him. He might have done it differently, but he would have got the job done.”…

Read about his incredible valor.
12:19pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW
US Flag

The 12 Marines who went missing after their two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters apparently crashed off the coast of Hawaii during a nighttime training mission last Thursday evening have officially been declared dead.…

12:07pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

…Arkansas teen …Anthony Bauswell, 18, has the rebel flag inked on his rib, with the words 'Southern Pride' emblazoned underneath. Bauswell was in the process of enlisting at the Marine Corps Recruiting Center in Conway on Monday when the recruiter said it made him ineligible. …

11:31am CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

Defending Ourselves

An Oklahoma state senator is proposing changes to the controversial "stand-your-ground" law.… Sen. Kevin Matthews is making a push for residents to have to retreat first, if possible, before using deadly force.

“This law almost gives an excuse for killing somebody when another option is available,” Matthews said.…

Or dying. Dying is another option.
11:25am CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Some posters and cartoons, political, moving, and amusing
1:54pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW
Nice Deb candle
This week's collection covers Teh Donald, Hillary, Bernie, Rubio, Cruz, immigrating islamists, and racism
12:43pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The German government has admitted that 600,000 “refugees” (more than half the total number that arrived in 2015) have gone missing. They may have absconded to other EU countries, or they may still be in Germany — there’s no way to tell.

In other news, a man with a gun entered a school in northern Saskatchewan and shot seven people, killing five of them (some reports say four). Many observers expressed surprise that such a tragedy could occur in Canada, which has very strict gun control laws. …

News headline links and summaries
11:59am CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

According to various media reports, forces fighting for the Islamic State have attacked the oil terminal of Ras Lanuf in Libya. Photos published with the reports show a huge column of black smoke rising above the terminal.

In other news, decades after diphtheria was eradicated from Denmark, the highly contagious disease has reentered the country along with recently arrived “refugees”. …

News headline links and summaries
10:34am CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW


The International Olympic Committee will now allow transgender men to compete as women without reassignment surgery. …

So, we no longer have to run checks to see if those Russian gals are really men?
11:58am CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

US Election 2016

…“Medicare for All.” …$19.6 trillion in tax increases. …loves him some Fidel Castro. …loves him some Soviet Union.…

And more
5:56pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

…“And you know what else they say about my people? The polls! They say I have the most loyal people. Did you ever see that? Where I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. It’s incredible.”…

Similar things were said of Obama's loyal cultists.
5:54pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

…“Let me be clear – I am pro-life,” Trump wrote in a Washington Examiner op-ed. "…I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk… I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. …

So he says now.
5:49pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

First up, the GOP front-runner came out against letting states control public lands now run by the federal government saying, “I don’t like the idea because I want to keep the lands great, and you don’t know what the state is going to do”:lands…

12:46pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

Speaking to a crowd in Las Vegas Thursday night, Donald Trump said he’d be part of the establishment if elected;… "And you know what, there’s a point at which, let’s get to be a little bit establishment, because we gotta get things done, folks, okay?"…

[Video] Someone tell Hillary, who just said she didn't know what the Establishment was.
11:36am CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

El Trumpo deleted a campaign video this morning because even though it was about supporting U.S. veterans, it had a picture of a Russian soldier instead!!…

Trump gets the much-coveted Russian Veterans endorsement.

This isn’t the first time he’s done this – earlier he had actually put a picture of NAZI soldiers into an ad!!

11:28am CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

Republican voters have a very stark choice facing them: Do they vote for the candidate who promises to resurrect American greatness through the power of his will, or do they vote for the candidate who promises to resurrect American greatness by recognizing the Constitution’s centrality in American governance? …There’s no room in Trump’s rhetoric for the Constitution. Indeed, as far as I can tell, the only allusion Trump has made during the primary season to the Constitution is to express support for the Second Amendment (and believe me, I appreciate that). … As best as I can tell, Ted Cruz is the only candidate who has true reverence for the Constitution, seeing it as the sublime document that it is. …

10:04am CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

…Orrin Hatch, Bob Dole, Lindsey Graham… The fact that Ted Cruz makes these do-nothing, limp-wristed appeasers crap their pants in terror only makes me like Cruz more. And, on the flipside, the fact that these do-nothing, limp-wristed appeasers are suddenly warming up to Donald Trump as Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio fail to gain any traction leads me to be even more suspicious of the New York moderate.…

10:00am CST Sat 2016 Jan 23 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Members of a Christian group have taken up arms in a bid to stop the Philippines becoming the new breeding ground for ISIS. …call themselves Red God's Defenders, formed in the mountains in the restive south of the country where the terror group is taking a stranglehold. …

12:58pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 22 :MW

Civilization vs Gangsterism

After Islamic extremists took control in 2012 of several major cities in Mali, a majority-Muslim nation in West Africa, it was soon clear that a millennium’s worth of classic Islamic manuscripts was in grave danger.

As half a million Malians fled the violence, secret plans were put in motion to spirit away the treasure trove of writings to safety. Fearing that the jihadists would destroy the scrolls, because they were bombing and burning other historical artifacts, a librarian organized something of a manuscript underground railroad: Reams of delicate parchment were transported on donkeys and skiffs on the Niger River, across the country to sanctuary. …The manuscripts chronicle the evolution of a moderate, tolerant and peaceful Muslim religious practice. …

5:40am CST Fri 2016 Jan 22 :MW

WW1 - still with us

The wreck of a World War One German U-boat has been found… lying about 55 miles (90km) east of Caister-on-Sea. U-31 went missing in January 1915, struck a mine in the North Sea and sank. All 35 men on board died. …As an official military maritime grave, the wreck of U-31 will remain in its final resting place.…

6:04am CST Fri 2016 Jan 22 :MW

Lost and Found

Cat, Excited

EDMOND, Okla. - A cat trapped for three weeks in a storage unit was found Thursday. …doing remarkably well. …

5:53am CST Fri 2016 Jan 22 :MW

Defending Ourselves

…Hialeah, Florida…mother pumping gas when an armed carjacker jumped into the driver's seat of her convertible and another banged on the windows with his gun. The mother, who had two children in the backseat, flung into action by pulling the masked man out of the vehicle and pushing him away from the car. The other carjacker can be seen fleeing the scene.… Three suspects - two male and one female - were stopped by police after a short chase. No one was injured and three handguns were taken…

5:44am CST Fri 2016 Jan 22 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Posters and cartoons, mostly political, and mostly not for Trump today!
7:03am CST Fri 2016 Jan 22 :MW

US Election 2016

…Rep. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) warned evangelicals against accepting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments on his faith at face value. …Trump could be saying what he needs to say to win and that he could go back on those remarks and disappoint. …

6:14am CST Fri 2016 Jan 22 :MW

I suppose
Old Man Trump knows
Just how much
Racial Hate
he stirred up
In the bloodpot of human hearts
When he drawed
That color line
Here at his
Eighteen hundred family project…

5:59am CST Fri 2016 Jan 22 :MW

…Levin said, “Here’s my concern, if he [Trump] becomes the nominee, a lot of people, who otherwise would unite under that tent may not. Because when you run a campaign of personal attacks, an Alinsky-ite campaign, wittingly or unwittingly, you turn people off.” … Levin also turned to Trump saying that Washington’s problem is that “they don’t make deals, it’s all gridlock,” Levin countered that “Washington makes a lot of deals.” The problem is those deals are bad. Levin then wondered who Trump planned on making these deals with.… Levin further accused Trump of engaging in “dirty, lowdown politics.” And asked, “Is that Reaganesque, or more Nixonesque? Is that more Nixon or Reagan?”…

5:47am CST Fri 2016 Jan 22 :MW

Wars and Rumors

A bomb attack has killed nine people including six police officers and injured 10 others near a road leading to the Egyptian pyramids in Cairo. …exploded as a team of officers raided an apartment in the suburb of Giza …building was booby-trapped and the device went off when they tried to defuse it. …blamed Thursday's blast in the Al-Haram district on the blacklisted Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi…

7:35pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 21 :MW

Theory of Education

…Kim Koerber, a former Pearson executive who now works as a sales consultant for National Geographic – another Gates Foundation-funded Common Core publisher – tells the Project Veritas undercover journalist that “conservative voters are afraid of everything,” and proceeds to say why Common Core is important in her view.

She explains that those behind Common Core and the new AP U.S. History framework have attempted to minimize the Constitution and remove Christianity from the core concepts, while they also stress the importance of teaching about Islam… “People who say they want to teach the Constitution, only want to teach the part of the Constitution that they like,” she tells the journalist, who then asks her about the Second Amendment.

“But yet they don’t want to teach all of it,” she replies. “Damn the Second Amendment.”…

7:29pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 21 :MW

Hang Those Who Betray Public Trust

Federal employees with the Park Service brag about how they swindled two World War II veterans off the land for pennies on the dollar. And they all get a good laugh over it. …

7:13pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 21 :MW

Know the Enemy

’13 Hours’ Heroes Are Right Up Front, But We Are Meant to Notice the Shadow Characters. And there are plenty of shadow characters. If you don’t want to know who they are, kindly avert your eyes. There be spoilers. …

What's not directly shown in the film, laid out.
7:49pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 21 :MW


…Some 10,000 years ago a woman in the last stages of pregnancy met a terrible death, trussed like a captive animal and dumped into shallow water at the edge of a Kenyan lagoon. She died with at least 27 members of her tribe, all equally brutally murdered, in the earliest evidence of warfare between stone age hunter-gatherers.

The fossilised remains of the victims, still lying where they fell, preserved in the sediment of a marshy pool that dried up thousands of years ago, were found by a team of scientists from Cambridge University.…

Includes links to many articles
7:44pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 21 :MW

US Military

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jet crashed over northwestern Arizona on Thursday morning. The condition of the pilot was not immediately known. …

Includes links to many articles. AP reports it was a "student pilot from Taiwan." Other reports suggest pilot was not expected to have survived.
7:42pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 21 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Austria has decided to impose stringent border controls at the Spielfeld crossing from Slovenia, where would-be migrants will be thoroughly vetted and searched. It will also set a cap on the number of “refugees” that will be allowed into the country. However, Doctors Without Borders is critical of the EU’s tougher policing and attempts to deter migrants, saying that a better approach would be to expand legal immigration into Europe.

In other news, satellite imagery confirms that St Elijah’s Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, has been turned into rubble by the Islamic State.…

News headline links and summaries
7:15pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 21 :MW

US Election 2016

Your handy, dandy Trump vs. Cruz comparison chart! Presented without comment for your consideration. …

8:21pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 21 :MW

…Glenn Beck seeing his influence -yet again- limited to a very narrow audience, has begun to lash out in every direction. Hence, he’s going back to a traditional track record of highly unstable behavior.

Unfortunately for Ted Cruz, the Senator and presidential candidate has enmeshed himself with Beck to such a degree there is no way to escape him. …

8:01pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 21 :MW
Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) reacted to the recent attacks from his Republican presidential opponent Donald Trump yesterday in an interview with talk radio host Mark Levin.

“I’m not going to respond in kind I am not going to attack Donald personally, I like him, I respect him, and I’m not going into the mud with personal insults and attacks.…

But is saying Trump is going into the mud!
7:31pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 21 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Security forces have ended a gun and bomb attack on a university in north-west Pakistan in which 19 people were killed and 17 injured. Four suspected attackers also died in a battle that lasted nearly three hours at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda. …

7:02pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 20 :MW

Civilization vs Gangsterism

The Isis jihadist group has completely destroyed a 1,400-year-old Christian monastery in Iraq, the oldest of its kind in the country.

Satellite images released on Wednesday by the Associated Press showed just a pile of rubble where St Elijah's Monastery used to stand on a hill above Mosul, Isis's stronghold in Iraq.

The monastery had survived as a place of Christian worship for almost one-and-a-half millenia, predating Islam itself, and had only suffered superficial damage throughout the country's most recent conflicts.…

6:59pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 20 :MW

Digital Tech

Ousted Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has a new Internet browser, and it’s nothing less than you’d expect from the creator of JavaScript and co-founder of the company behind FireFox.… aims to “fix the Web.” How? By blocking everything except the content you explicitly want. That means no ads, no cookies, nothing that you haven’t personally requested from the Internet.…

Ironically, you need Javascript on to see any content at the Brave website.
8:02pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 20 :MW

US Military

Marines Shield

After five days without finding any survivors, the Coast Guard suspended its search for 12 Marines who were missing since Jan. 14 when their two CH-53 helicopters crashed off Oahu.…

7:37pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 20 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Politicla posters and cartoons, mostly on the 2016 elections
7:24pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 20 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A man in Sirte, the hometown of the late Libyan dictator Col. Moammar Qaddafi, was executed by the Islamic State for practicing black magic. According to a friend who managed to escape from Sirte, the man’s crime had been to treat patients with acupuncture and homeopathy.

In other news, Hillary Clinton has received the endorsement of the largest LGBT organization in the country in her run for president.…

News headline links and summaries
7:06pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 20 :MW

US Election 2016

…While Ted Cruz may be slippery on this issue or that — like most politicians — he is obviously and clearly a conservative. Unless you are willing to take Donald Trump at his word — and a great many are for reasons that baffle me — he’s not a conservative. Or if you think that’s too harsh, the case that he’s a conservative requires an enormous amount of subjective good will and credulousness. Even those who hate Ted Cruz readily concede he’s a conservative, because that’s an objective judgment. There’s nothing in the record that requires Trump’s critics to make the same concession.…

8:05pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 20 :MW

Bob Dole, who has endorsed Jeb Bush, has weighed in on the budding Ted Cruz v. Donald Trump contest in the early GOP primaries, and backed Trump in the strongest terms. According to the New York Times, Dole warned of “cataclysmic,” and “wholesale losses” if Cruz is nominated.…

Bob Dole would know about wholesale losses!
7:57pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 20 :MW
Ted Cruz

Donald Trump said that Mr. Cruz’s scandals and judgement are “worse than Hillary, when you think about it.”…

I'm officially taking sides: Dump the Trump
7:44pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 20 :MW
Sarah Palin

I am sure there are a great many conservatives who were deeply disappointed with Sarah Palin’s screeching endorsement of Donald Trump yesterday. It was hard on the ears and harder on the heart. If anything, Palin and Trump made Mr. Cruz look more presidential.

I do question her motives, because Trump is many things, but he is not a conservative. He isn’t. And that was always Palin’s touchstone — true conservatism. Until now. …

7:40pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 20 :MW
Donald Trump

Speaking at a campaign rally in the early voting state of New Hampshire, the real estate billionaire mogul and Republican frontrunner accused Cruz of hypocrisy and being bought and controlled by Wall Street.…

Harping again on Cruz failing to fill out all the paperwork correctly.
7:14pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 20 :MW

A new ad from the Anti-Trump Political Action Committee “Make America Awesome” warns voters that Donald Trump is a bad choice – citing his past political positions.…

7:05pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 20 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Islamic State militants have enslaved an estimated 3,500 people in Iraq, primarily women and children from the Yazidi community, a UN report says.

The report says the terror group has committed atrocities in Iraq that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.…

Wow, no $#!+, Sherlock?
7:43pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW

…Driven into the area in the back of a Toyota pickup truck, eight brave SAS soldiers were decked out head-to-toe in female Muslim attire, posing as the wives of militants in the area to gain access. Under their full black dresses were grenades, tactical rifles, and every other Special Forces goodie you could imagine, and the team used it all to wreak havoc on the Islamic scum.

As they made their way through town, the British soldiers radioed coordinates of the commander’s home to an Air Force plane circling high above the town, which then sent a Reaper drone to launch a hellfire missile into the building, vaporizing everyone inside. However, the blast caused Daesh militant to go on high alert, and the SAS soldiers ended up having to fight their way out of town.…

6:36pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW

Know the Enemy

Facebook F

A friend of mine whose parents grew up in East Germany once told me that the Stasi would have loved Facebook. “Millions of people voluntarily offering up their personal lives, their addresses, their photos,” she said. “The Stasi had to force people to do that!” …A power the Stasi — or, yes, the Gestapo — could only dream of has been handed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At her behest, the social network has begun a Europe-wide campaign to counter so-called “hate speech” on its platform. It is also working with a German publisher to remove “racist” posts in Germany. …

6:25pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW
Hillary, Tense

Still don’t believe Media Matters functions as a propaganda machine to aid and abet Hillary Clinton’s political aspirations? Just read its response to a Vanity Fair article titled Is Huma Abedin Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon or Her Next Big Problem?

The left-wing attack machine wasted no time in posting an article with false information and smears in order to protect the Clinton campaign. …

Documents the Abedin family connections to Islamic terrorism organizations, and the Media Matters techniques for squelching this information.
6:21pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW


Inpouring rivers of hydrogen gas could explain how spiral galaxies maintain the constant star formation that dominates their hearts, a new study reports.… "We knew that the fuel for star formation had to come from somewhere…"

5:58pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW

What Th'...?

Univision Communications Inc., the parent company to the nation's leading Spanish-language broadcast channel, has acquired a controlling stake in the satirical news site The Onion…

5:57pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW


The most plausible explanation for the 10 riverine sailors captured by Iran …

10:27am CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW

Man and Woman

…I used to be such a mush-headed product of the Lefty education system that I tolerated the intolerable for way too long. It was only when she decided that her special snowflake identity was as a vampire that my reason started to reassert itself. …

An interesting observation, part of a sporadic, long-running discussion of the dangers and difficulty of relationships.
5:55pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW

Solar System

NASA has released an incredible image of the haze layers in Pluto’s atmosphere taken by the New Horizons spacecraft. The processed image is the highest-resolution color look yet at the haze layers…

6:49pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW

Golden Rulers

A Twin Cities great-grandfather is getting a lot of attention for a video showing him shoveling his neighbor’s sidewalk. … “I’ve always been active, always doing something,” St. Paul resident Richard Mann said.… Mann says he was just doing his neighbor a favor and not expecting anything in return, just as he was taught growing up.…

6:44pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW

Breitbart is Here

I’m so pleased to report that Caped Crusader, after a devastating illness, is well on his way to recovery. A large number of these superb posters are from him. Welcome back, friend!…

Many great posters
7:46pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The Slovenian government says that if Germany and Austria continue with tightening border controls, it will suspend the Schengen rules itself. When Vienna imposes limits on the number of migrants that can enter Austria, Slovenia will do the same at its own borders.

In other news, private security guards are being used to patrol some streets in the Hague, handling issues that the Dutch police don’t have time for. …

News headline links and summaries
6:46pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW

…On this day in 1977 it snowed in Miami. This is the only time in the history of the city that snow has fallen.…

Vic finds out what's happening and brings it under control.
8:50am CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW

US Election 2016

Ted Cruz

GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared to walk back his campaign spokesman’s earlier comments about Gov. Sarah Palin’s expected endorsement of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in Ames, Iowa on Tuesday evening.

Cruz posted on Twitter:

I love @SarahPalinUSA Without her support, I wouldn’t be in the Senate. Regardless of what she does in 2016, I will always be a big fan.

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 19, 2016 …

Classier than Sarah and Bristol.
7:40pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 19 :MW

Wars and Rumors

US Flag

As the Afghanistan War grinds into its 15th year, many U.S. military officers are telling Congress their hands are tied to go after the enemy, particularly the Islamic State, which is building up its presence in the country despite fierce opposition from the Taliban.… “If the public were able to know all the restrictions placed on our troops, they would be unhappy about it, and if the enemy knew this they would have more of a leg up than they do now.”…

9:58pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 18 :MW

Know the Enemy

…Then the first refugees came to my office, where I wanted to stop the counseling services – After the first few visits I noted that my very positive and idealistic notion of them and their behavior was clearly different from reality. Of course you should not make generalizations about all refugees under any circumstances, there are many of them who are very friendly, grateful, very willingly integrated, very happy here. But if I’m honest, then the collaboration with 90 percent of those whom I meet is rather unpleasant and unfortunately not as I had thought before.…

7:59pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 18 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

Hilarious stupidity in posters
8:30pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 18 :MW

US Military

The U.S. military released new details on Monday about how 10 Navy sailors were taken captive briefly by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Persian Gulf last week, but it remains unclear how the sailors first ended up in Iranian territorial waters before their capture. … A defense official said that the boats veered into Iranian waters first, and then one of them experienced a mechanical problem.…

Many associated links
9:39pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 18 :MW

Post-Racist World

Okla Flag

…"When the 13 young people sat down here in the state of Oklahoma, young people from all over the United States started standing up and sit-ins spread like wildfire throughout this entire nation…" Now, a documentary directed by Oklahoman Julia Clifford called, "Children of the Civil Rights," is reliving history. It catches up with those kids, who were inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., 50 years later.…

10:02pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 18 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Austria has tightened its border controls even further, instituting comprehensive checks along its border with Slovenia and temporarily suspending its compliance with the Schengen Agreement. Meanwhile, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is proposing to finance measures that deal with the “refugee” crisis by imposing a new petrol tax on EU member states. And the Jewish Agency in Italy reports that 353 Italian Jews emigrated to Israel last year, which according to some sources is more than 1% of the Jewish population in Italy, while others say 0.1%.

In other news, gunmen wearing turbans attacked a major hotel in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, killing an undetermined number of people and taking hostages. The kinetic activists who staged the attack are reportedly affiliated with Al Qaeda.…

News headline links and summaries
8:08pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 18 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Two “Americans” — two “Virginians”, actually — have been charged with terror offenses for planning a trip to Syria where one of them wanted to fight for the Islamic State. Meanwhile, a former Dutch soldier may face a murder charge for traveling to Syria and joining the coalition against the Islamic State. He reportedly killed an ISIS fighter, which violates Dutch law.

In other news, Germany is planning to build repatriation centers where Algerian and Moroccan asylum seekers will be housed until they are deported. Since Algeria and Morocco are not war zones, their citizens are unlikely to be granted asylum in Germany.…

News headline links and summaries
8:05pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 18 :MW

…On this day in 1967 Albert DeSalvo, AKA the "Boston Strangler", was convicted of numerous crimes and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Oddly enough he was convicted of sex crimes, including rape and murder of one woman, and not all the actual strangler cases. He was sent to a mental hospital where he escaped. After that he was sent to a maximum-security prison where he was stabbed to death.…

Vic is here with all the cheery news updates you need. (?)
10:02am CST Mon 2016 Jan 18 :MW

Raising Ourselves

…Although there’s no gainsaying their ubiquitous popularity. Individuals, medicos, public schools and scores of government agencies aggressively push counseling sessions and “evaluations,” recommended drugs, support groups and other metal health therapies. And as far as I can understand they do so in the smug assurance that what they’re advocating is a modern science. After all everybody knows we’ve come light years in managing a child’s adjustment to life from the “dark ages” of only a hundred or a hundred and fifty years ago when mental professionals and their programs and treatments did not exist.

Really? Let’s look at a few lives from those years.…

1:52pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 17 :MW

Animal Culture

Cat, Excited
Animal pix, amusing and adorable
5:33pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 17 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

Posters and cartoons, animals, puns, and more
5:36pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 17 :MW

Modern Culture

Time to make some laundry detergent. We started making our own powdered detergent about a year ago. Clothes come out nice and soft, no fabric softener necessary (we do use dryer sheets in the winter but only for their anti-static properties.)

Here's how to do it…

Follow-up comment: "Add some TSP to that mix to put the phosphates back in that the EPA ordered removed." -J.J. Sefton
1:49pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 17 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Political Hat

…Feelgood Story of the Day: Chicago Liquor Store Employee Won’t Face Charges for Blowing Away Two Robbers
Lost in the all the carnage in Obama’s disorganized community is this heartwarming nugget from over the weekend.…

News headline links and summaries
5:53pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 17 :MW
Posters and cartoons, political, humorous, and animated
5:48pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 17 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Four Al-Qaeda Terrorists – ‘Including Two Women’ – Killed After Special Forces Free 126 Hostages In Hotel Siege… at least 23 people were killed…

6:49pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW

Political Theater

Four innocent Americans for seven guilty Iranians.

8:18pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW
Smug O

…"But there's now what I would call an overwhelming body of evidence that leads us to believe that somebody stopped a number of teams and potential rescuers from entering Libya or going to Benghazi to help while those attacks were underway… They could have gotten there before the last two Americans died…." -Sharyl Attkisson."

8:12pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW
Hillary Faced

…Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said Wednesday that a number of witnesses had confirmed a stand-down order was given to military assets in proximity to Benghazi the night of the 2012 terror attack, while others said no one issued such an order.

“The best I can do is tell you what the witnesses say, and then you can decide who you think is more credible…”

6:14pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW

Disturbing Family Patterns

…Oklahoma abortionist Naresh G. Patel was charged in a fraud cause of providing pricey abortifacients to three undercover agents whom he told were pregnant but were not.

Patel entered what is known as an Alford plea to avoid trial.

“He’s not saying he is guilty, but the state has enough evidence that he believes he would be convicted by a jury if the evidence was presented to a jury…” he agreed never to practice medicine again in Oklahoma.…

Thursday it became official… Nadel, 62, was a no-show as the state medical board officially stripped him of his medical license.…

But that is only a part of his sordid story and only Patel’s latest brush with the law. For example, he was fined but never disciplined by the Oklahoma medical board or charged with a crime back in the 1990s when it was discovered he was burning the bodies of aborted babies in a field near Shawnee.…

6:32pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW

Know the Enemy

The Germans are insane, they do not detain anyone, the migrants have free movement not just in the camp, but they can go into town, actually, all over Germany. It is not unusual for Taxis to go off to somewhere or to be returning from places. How the German Secret Service deals with this and ensures that no terrorists are among them remains a mystery to me.… they consider all of us as mere servants, who are there for them and must fulfil their wishes. They are permanently dissatisfied with something, the amount of food, the quality, with the provided services and they are constantly making demands for some other rights.… We are strictly forbidden from having any weapons, not even tear gas or batons, we have nothing.…

6:59pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW

Impeach Obama

Turbaned O

Obama Halts 40 percent Of The Coal Produced By Banning Mining On Public Land…

8:16pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW

It's All in Your Mind

Excuse my long silence, Twitter, but I stumbled onto a particularly crazy case of radical feminism on Tumblr, and am staring into the abyss.
- Robert Stacy McCain

7:23pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW

People Live

Okla Flag

…47-year-old Melissa Beaver, is lucky to be alive. Baylee Shelden, Carsen Young and Madison Schwenke decided to go hiking along the trail when they found a boot, which led them to Beaver halfway down the cliff. ……She wasn’t able to call for help since she lost her phone when she fell approximately 150 feet. “No one would have found her,” Young said.…

6:10pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW

Defending Ourselves

Okla Flag

Foster parents can’t lawfully carry guns in Oklahoma around their foster children…

6:07pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Nice Deb's selection of videos. Benghazi, Hillary, Cruz, Black-on-White Crime, and, Crowley, Whittle, and returned dog
7:08pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW

On this day in 1919 the United States ratified the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification. This was one amendment that should never have been brought up, much less passed and ratified. It was a huge mistake. It was repealed in 1933 with ratification of the 21st amendment.…

Start your day with Vic News Network. You won't regret it. You might regret the news, but not starting with the VNN.
8:20am CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW

US Election 2016

…Beck …an outright, and already debunked, lie sent out to his twitter followers:… So the question becomes, why would Glenn Beck promote such an obvious lie? The second question is “what else does Glenn Beck lie about“?…

7:36pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW
Ted Cruz

After multiple demands from the mainstream media, elite liberals, and Donald Trump, Ted Cruz has finally given in and offered an apology to the people of New York for his comments regarding "New York Values" - just not exactly in the way they wanted him to …

6:05pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 16 :MW

Political Theater

Another woman clad in a hijab and this time donning a Qur'an attended a recent Donald Trump rally to see for herself if the GOP candidate's supporters are the racist caricatures they've been painted as. To Kaddie Abdul's surprise, they are not.… as a guest at the rally, she had a "duty" to the people there to "be a good guest." She said that, in return, she "felt like they were good hosts."…

5:57pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 15 :MW

Infrastructure Threat

…In the latest snafu, 36,000 rural smart meters aren’t transmitting their data to Hydro One, because local Wi-Fi signals aren’t strong enough. If smart meters can’t transmit data, they become dumb meters.…

As noted earlier under this heading, "Smart" meters are a dumb choice.
5:55pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 15 :MW

Know the Enemy

A study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds a fourfold increase in the risk of genital mutilation among girls less than 18 years of age in the United States – and a threefold increase in other girls and women in the U.S. – due to the rise in immigrants from countries where the ritual is practiced. …more than half a million women and girls in the U.S. could be affected…

Hint: Not Christian German home-schooling immigrants.
6:26pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 15 :MW

…The local and state media in/around Burns Oregon have been putting fear into the hearts of many Harney county residents by claiming various bands of “armed militia” have been stalking residents of the community. …Amid these concerns and the promotion of community fear, the 67-year-old County Fire Chief, Chris Briels (on the job for three decades) responded to a call of “some militia guys poking around the local armory”. However, what he discovered was far more troubling.… undercover FBI agents posing as militia… the fire chief was told to shut up and back off. …would not keep quiet …turned in his resignation, held a press conference …and informed the media around the Aamon Bundy group at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge (occupiers & their supporters) what was going on…

Video: Pete Santilli Show, YouTube, 11:56 - Federal agencies have infiltrated and aggravated organizations at least since the 1960s; how is this provocation in any way the FBI's business?
6:22pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 15 :MW

Bartlesville - prairie frontier town

Price Tower

Oil was all the talk more than a century ago, when unpaved roads wound through a forest of oil derricks and flares of natural gas lit the night sky.

The town, however, did not spring up overnight with the first discovery of oil. In fact this area of Indian Territory was settled 30 years before becoming incorporated on Jan. 15, 1897. …

3:44pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 15 :MW


…President Obama and John Kerry have just given the green light to Islamic terrorists and their state supporters — which is what Iran is — to do as they wish with our men and women if captured. Since Obama has told the global Islamic jihad we are not at war, and combat operations have ended, then this statement means they are not bound by the Geneva Convention – as if they would care anyway.

I must ask the repeated rhetorical question, on whose side are Obama and Kerry? …

4:07pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 15 :MW

Pop Culture

I just heard a Bowie story that no one knows because it happened to someone I know who just recounted it to me personally. …

A toothy tale
3:35pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 15 :MW

US Military

The US Coast Guard said two Marine helicopters have collided off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. ……each aircraft had six people aboard.…no immediate word on what caused the collision or if any survivors had been found. …

6:36pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 15 :MW

Securing Our Borders


For more than a decade the U.S. government has known that “Arab extremists” are entering the country through Mexico with the assistance of smuggling network “cells,” according to State Department documents obtained by Judicial Watch that reveal among them was a top Al Qaeda operative wanted by the FBI. Some Mexican smuggling networks actually specialize in providing logistical support for Arab individuals attempting to enter the United States, the government documents say. …

3:38pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 15 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Thisted, a small town in Denmark, has become the latest victim of the European Groping Jihad. Women in Thisted are now reluctant to go out without an escort, because Syrian “refugees” from the local asylum center have taken to groping Danish women on the street.

In other news, hundreds of “refugees” turned back by Germany at its border with Austria now have to be housed and fed in Austria, at the expense of the Austrian government. …

News headline links and summaries
6:11pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 15 :MW
Posters and cartoons, pointed and political
4:10pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 15 :MW

US Election 2016

Moderator Maria Bartiromo pressed Cruz on a New York Times report that he failed to properly disclose a large loan from Goldman Sachs during his 2012 campaign for U.S. Senate.

Ted explains the clerical error. Video: 1:57
6:08pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 15 :MW
Statue of Liberty giving the finger - yeah, that's NYCity values all right.
5:45pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 15 :MW

Wars and Rumors


A Muslim refugee from Iraq and ISIS sympathizer was arrested after planning bomb attacks at two Houston malls.… Omar Faraj Saeed Al-Hardan was granted legal permanent residency status in the United States in August 2011.…

10:55pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 14 :MW

Digital Threat

Mordor Eye

…On Monday the Supreme Court declined to hear a petition from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) that sought to force the Department of Homeland Security to release details of a secret “killswitch” protocol to shut down cellphone and internet service during emergencies. …

What could go wrong? Everything.
11:10pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 14 :MW

Digital Consequences

Eye of Mordor

When most people visit BackgroundAlert, they are surprised by the amount of personal information that is available for anyone to search.

Simply enter someone's name and BackgroundAlert will instantly search over 37 billion public records from thousands of federal, state and commercial databases to provide you with a background report with tons of personal details.

With the click of a mouse you can now have access to anyone's criminal records, arrest history, marriage records, divorce records, address history, known relatives, associates, licenses, sex offenders search, mug shots and the list goes on and on.…

11:03pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 14 :MW

Infrastructure Threat

The Oklahoma attorney general's office and a frequent critic of smart meters both took issue Wednesday with a plan by Public Service Co. of Oklahoma to charge extra to customers opting out of the new electric meters. …The utility wants to charge a one-time fee of $183 and monthly charges of $28 to opt out of its smart meter program. Assistant Attorney General Dara Derryberry told the commission those fees were excessive, both when compared to smart meter opt-out programs in 11 other states and in a recent proposal by Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. The average one-time fee was $56, while the average monthly fee was $11, she said.…

The electric company recently forced these dangerous, spyware-vulnerable, unreliable, and remotely-hackable meters on my home. If I had to pay a monthly fee of $10, I could almost see opting out, but the one-time fee (for not installing something??) and the exorbitant monthly fee was prohibitive.
10:47pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 14 :MW

Know the Enemy

Wait What? Rep. Gohmert: Kerry, Ash Carter Called Iran To Help When U.S. Sailors’ Boats Had Trouble, Allowing Them To Be Captured

10:50pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 14 :MW

Impeach Obama

Smug O

Congressman Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) introduced a Resolution of Condemnation and Censure against President Obama today.

The resolution states that “President Barack Obama has failed to fulfill his duty in article II, section 2 of the Constitution of the United States, that he has failed to ensure a strong national defense, has failed to fulfill his duty in article II, section 3 of the Constitution of the United States, and that his foreign policy has led to increased global instability.”…

Even if passed, this would have zero effect on the traitor in chief.
10:53pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 14 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Planned Parenthood Says Speaker Ryan Was Showing “Disrespect” By Inviting Catholic Nuns To SOTU……

Well, give the RINO Ryan points for disturbing the baby butchers.
11:07pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 14 :MW

Housing Ourselves

As you try to make good on your New Year’s vow to get organized, Marie Kondo, the self-described "crazy tidying fanatic" who has sparked the world with her joy for decluttering, has a new book to help you clean up your act.…

Previously mentioned under the "Housing Ourselves" heading (click to see).
11:21pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 14 :MW

Modern Family Life

Okla Flag

An Oklahoma judge has rejected an abortion rights group's legal challenge to a new state law opponents claim restricts abortions and abortion providers.… The law encompasses four abortion-related topics: minors and parental consent; tissue preservation; inspection of clinics and legal liability for abortion providers.…

11:14pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 14 :MW


I believe the simplest explanation is that the Iranians approached the U.S. Navy boats in international waters, that the sailors asked higher-ups for instructions–and that they were ordered not to resist, and to do as they were told, even at the risk of their vessels, their dignity, and their rights as prisoners of war under the Geneva Convention (III).…

US Federal Government - a wholly-pwned susidiary of Iran Inc.
10:58pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 14 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

Video of heavy equipment use gone horribly wrong. Funny, in a depressing sort of way.
11:00pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 14 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A man named Walid Mustapha Chalhoub is on trial in a Quebec court for extortion, drugging and raping underage girls, pimping, and other offenses related to the “grooming” of teenagers. The alleged perp allegedly told a young girl that he would burn down her house and expose the video of her having sex to the world if she didn’t comply with his demands.

In other news, a car mysteriously exploded today on the M11 near Cambridge in England, creating a fireball and killing the driver of the car. RAF explosives experts were rushed to the scene, and the southbound lanes of the motorway were closed. Police say they are not ruling anything out. …

News headline links and summaries
10:39pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 14 :MW

OKC Bombing -- still with us

…U.S. District Judge Edward Korman in Brooklyn reduced the 40-year racketeering sentence being served by Gregory Scarpa Jr. as he blasted prosecutors and the FBI for their handling of the reduction request. The 10-year reduction means Scarpa could be eligible for release in 2025, though the judge said he could die before that because of cancer and generally poor health.

In a written ruling, the judge said that the son of an infamous Colombo crime family enforcer reached out to the government in 2005 while Scarpa and Terry Nichols were serving time together. The judge noted that Scarpa told the FBI Nichols had told him there was a secret cache of explosives in the house where he lived at the time of the Oklahoma City bombing.

An FBI agent interviewed Scarpa, and a polygraph examination was conducted, but the FBI did not conduct the search until it was prodded to do so by a congressman who was contacted by a private forensic investigator Scarpa had contacted, the judge said.…

7:36pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 13 :MW

WW1 - still with us

My humble thesis tonight is that the entire 20th Century was a giant mistake.

And that you can put the blame for this monumental error squarely on Thomas Woodrow Wilson — a megalomaniacal madman who was the very worst President in American history… well, except for the last two.

His unforgiveable error was to put the United States into the Great War for utterly no good reason of national interest. …

Sweeping overview of the consequences, miliarily, politically, and economically.
7:39pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 13 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Star Bright

“Prayer is not a machine. It is not magic. It is not advice offered to God. Our act, when we pray, must not, any more than all our other acts, be separated from the continuous act of God Himself, in which alone all finite causes operate.

It would be even worse to think those who get what they pray for as sort of court favorites, people who have influence with the throne. The refused prayer of Christ in Gethsemane is answer enough to that. And I dare no leave out the hard saying which I once heard from an experienced Christian: ‘I have seen many striking answers to prayer and more than one that I thought miraculous. But they usually come at the beginning: before conversion, or soon after it. As the Christian life proceeds, they tend to be rarer. The refusals, too, are not only more frequent; they become more unmistakable, more emphatic.’ …"

Quoting C.S. Lewis, “The Efficacy of Prayer”
7:46pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 13 :MW

Post-Racist World

…They should do a mash-up of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and call it "The Nancy Boys." …

12:21pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 13 :MW

CBS Entertainment’s reboot of the classic series Nancy Drew will feature a “diverse” actress in the lead role, an executive for the network said Thursday. CBS is reportedly not considering white actresses for the part.…

Blatant racism in the entertainment media - no surprise.
12:02am CST Wed 2016 Jan 13 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Posters and cartoons, pretty much all political today
7:53pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 13 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Last night, after a LEGIDA walk and demonstration in Leipzig, a group of protesters broke off from the larger demo and attacked businesses owned by immigrants, including kebab shops. The mayor of Leipzig condemned the violence and promised that the perpetrators would be severely prosecuted.

In other news, two patrol boats of the U.S. Navy have been detained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in the Persian Gulf. Iran said that crewmembers from the vessels would be promptly released.…

News headline links and summaries
7:40pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 13 :MW

…On this day in 1910 the first public radio broadcast took place. It was a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, New York. …

Vic's news and views to start your day
12:09pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 13 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on the ambush of a Philadelphia police officer and the threat of ISIS to the U.S.

Thinks Phila. cop-shooter should be tried as enemy combatant! [Video: Fox Business, YouTube, 4:01]
8:31pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW

Theory of Education

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A freshly trained substitute teacher in Volusia County schools was banned after she reportedly told students she’d let a gunman in the building to “shoot them in between the eyes.”…

11:43pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW

Disturbing Family Patterns

…In a draft policy statement jointly issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education, federal bureaucrats have — on their own initiative — subordinated parents to a secondary role in the rearing of their children. While the draft is neither finalized nor binding (yet), it serves as a clear shot across the bow of every freedom-loving parent who naively believes that his parenting principles, priorities and practices will be protected and respected by government.…

In a small, secondary role.
11:50pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW

…Failing to tell sex partners that you have HIV is illegal. But Planned Parenthood answers to a higher authority — political correctness…

11:38pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW

Spiritual Matters

I am still here, although I did have a pretty close call recently, thanks to complications from my Addison’s Disease, that I am very slowly recovering from.…

Pray for Zilla's health - a true battling blogger.
8:35pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW

Policing Ourselves

…Klansman found himself in a bad situation at a rally gone bad. …crowd grew very hostile. …Klansman runs to the police for protection. …suddenly he doesn’t care about color, he cares about character. …Then look at the black cop. Stoic, determined, one-minded. He must be willing to protect…

11:37pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW

Modern Family Life

Graphic depiction of the problem of "multicultural" polygamy and "modernists" unready for reproduction.
8:38pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW


Ten sailors and two boats were taken into Iranian custody Tuesday after their patrol boats drifted into Iranian-claimed waters, according to two defense officials.

The riverine sailors are believed to have drifted into Iranian territory after having mechanical issues with their boats. The defense officials said Secretary of State John Kerry was immediately involved and Iran has agreed to turn the sailors and vessels over, though they have not been turned over as of 4 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.…

Includes lots of links to articles
11:27pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW

Pop Culture

The last picture taken of David Bowie by his wife Iman, on his birthday, January 8th 2016.

11:40pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW

This week marks the ninth anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s completion of the Harry Potter series. Well, her completion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, at the very least. To honor the occasion, the author shared a photo of the graffiti she left in the hotel where she completed the book… worth noting that those Harry Potter fanatics wishing to stay in the room would have to shell out a whopping £1,415 for the night. That’s more than $2,000 U.S. dollars.…

9:06pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW

"'Lazarus" off David Bowie's album Blackstar

Haunting final work - I wouldn't mind going out still working, but age 69 is pretty young and too soon for me. Damn cancer. Video: 4:08.
8:42pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A “youth” attacked and wounded a Jewish man with a machete in southern France today. The 15-year-old Kurd shouted “Allahu Akhbar” when he carried out the attack, and said that he did it for the Islamic State. A spokesman for the Islamic community in France said that the incident had nothing to do with Islam, and expressed concern about a possible backlash against Muslims.

OK, so I made that last sentence up. But still…

In other news, a vigilante group attacked culture-enrichers in the area around the main train station in Cologne, seeking rough justice for the New Year’s Eve Groping Jihad and sending at least two migrants to the hospital. The Cologne police promise that the perpetrators will be prosecuted vigorously for causing bodily harm. …

News headline links and summaries
11:47pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW

On this day in 1926 the original Sam 'n' Henry aired on Chicago radio and was later renamed Amos 'n' Andy in 1928. I used to watch the TV program of the same name. The radio show was done by white actors reading the roles of Amos and Andy. When the TV program aired the roles were played by black actors…

Vic fires up the furnace of fury with the daily news links.
7:10am CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW

US Election 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers a list of standard job interview questions while Jimmy evaluates his qualifications for POTUS.

Video, 2:34
11:47pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW
Ted Cruz

…At a Second Amendment rally, two protesters stormed Cruz’s stage at different times. Cruz asked the first protester who was wondering why people were so excited about guns, “Sir, who are you and what are you doing here? Are you a bit confused?”…

Video on Twitter from ABC
11:34pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 12 :MW


…Never before has the government had such a convenient, all-encompassing tool to screw up individual lives by whim, ineptitude, or malicious intent. The cost in lost time, productivity (look who couldn't write Hope n' Change today?), and potential revenues is incalculable. But even that pales in comparison to the anguish, suffering and death which Obamacare is already causing and will continue to cause long after his actual administration is just a painful memory.

Stilton Jarlsberg discusses the ongoing disaster's harrowing personal consequences.
8:30pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 11 :MW

Defending Ourselves

Okla Flag

Two foster parents are suing the state Department of Human Services in Oklahoma City federal court over an agency rule they claim is unconstitutional because it prohibits foster and adoptive parents from legally possessing firearms for self-defense. …

8:32pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 11 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A pair of culture-enriching rascals forced their way into a nightclub in Calgary and started shooting. Thanks to the action of two alert bouncers, who struggled with the miscreants and subdued them, no one was killed. One patron was wounded, and is in the hospital, while the alleged perpetrators are in police custody. The incident had a Mohammed Coefficient of 100%.

In other news, 55,000 civil servants employed by the European Union will get a 2.4% pay raise this year, which will translate into a cost of about €100 million.…

News headline links and summaries
8:23pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 11 :MW

Just woke up so no news this morning.

8:37am CST Mon 2016 Jan 11 :MW

Impeach Obama

A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of the United States Navy’s top commanders was relieved of his command a few hours ago after he sent out an “email/posting” revealing that President Barack Obama was in the process of purchasing a multi-million dollar seaside luxury villa in the United Arab Emirates city (UAE) of Dubai.…

8:06pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 10 :MW


…"The notion that the governor and commission aren't doing anything isn't accurate. It's not fair," said Chad Warmington, president of the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association.

Warmington said, for some time, they have been cooperating with the state in an effort to slow down the quakes.

"There's nothing to hide, and there's nothing we can hide. We report it daily. The commission has it all," Warmington said. "They requested it because, again, they're trying to get their arms around okay, if we have seismic activity in a certain area, let's go back and see if we can't have a correlation to certain injection activity at certain wells to certain distances."…

12:56pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 10 :MW


Cat, Excited
Cat with cat-shaped markings on its back - pictures.
8:10pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 10 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Political Hat

…In One Year, Gun Owners Stopped Hundreds Of Criminals, Saved Countless Lives
Gun carrying, private citizens who used firearms to stop criminal attacks saved at least 283 potential victims in a period between July 2014 and July 2015, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis.…

News headline links and summaries
11:59pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 10 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

PEGIDA staged a demonstration in Cologne today to protest the failures of police and public officials in the wake of the Groping Jihad attacks on New Year’s Eve. 1,700 police were on hand to keep order. Tommy Robinson and Michael Mannheimer were among the speakers at the event. Some of the demonstrators — believed by many to be agents provocateurs — wore masks, which was against the rules, and clashed with police. As a result police shut down the event early and used a water cannon against the demonstrators.

In other news, French authorities have decided to make the migrant shanty camp near Calais known as “The Jungle” into a permanent facility. The government has allocated €25 million ($27.2 million) for a shelter with beds for 1,500 people. …

News headline links and summaries
7:19pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 10 :MW
Another fine collection of posters, funnies, and animations, political and humorous
1:22pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 10 :MW

Know the Enemy

…The wave of “refugees” entering Europe in 2015 was an instance of the Islamic hijra, or migration, into infidel lands. It is one of the principal phases of jihad.

In their migration Muslims are following the example of Mohammed, who made hijra to Medina and forcibly established Islam there. When the number of Muslims in the new land increases sufficiently — by further migration, or by da’wa, proselytizing to convert infidels — then violent jihad can be launched, and the final conversion of the new territory will be complete.

Europe is experiencing the earliest stages of a major hijra operation. The behavior of the migrants is decentralized and lacks a command structure, but its uniform aim is to achieve an acknowledged purpose, and it is operating according to a well-defined plan.…

5:00pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 9 :MW

History Marches On

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for cars was only sold in drug stores.
Only 14 per cent of the homes had a bathtub. …

See link for more.
4:13pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 9 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

Cat, Excited
Kittehs being catty, another great Bluebird aggregation.
5:35pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 9 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Five Italian teenagers were accosted on the street by Arabs, who lined them up, fired a gun into the air, and demanded to know whether they were Christians or believed in Allah. When the young people said they didn’t believe in anything, the Arabs left.

In other news, Israeli security forces finally tracked down the suspected Tel Aviv New Year’s Day killer in a house in northern Israel. The perp, an Israeli Arab, opened fire when he emerged from the house, and was shot dead by police.…

News headline links and summaries
4:14pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 9 :MW

On this day in 1349 the citizens of Basel, Switzerland rounded up and burned the entire population of Jews in the city. Some 600 Jews were burned to death in a barn because the citizens just knew that the onslaught of the plaque was caused by the Jews. …

Vic brings the news links
7:32am CST Sat 2016 Jan 9 :MW

Wars and Rumors

Reports from Philadelphia are that a cop was ambushed by a man that said he did it for Islam.…The police are saying it had absolutely nothing to do with the teachings and tenets of Islam …

2:52pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

NORMAN, Oklahoma - A judge in Oklahoma ruled Friday that there is enough evidence to go forward with a trial against the suspect in the Moore workplace beheading. …

2:47pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

Nashat Milhem, the Israeli Arab gunman who killed two people at cafes in Tel Aviv a week ago and who is believed responsible for killing an Israeli Bedouin cab driver, had been on the run since the shooting. After a massive manhunt, Milhem was located near his hometown in northern Israel and was killed today by Israeli police. …

2:43pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

Know the Enemy

…On the same day they posted Death to all Jews on the Palestinian page and Death To All Palestinians on the Israeli page.

Then they reported each page to Facebook.

What do you think happened?…

9:21am CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

Untied States

Texas Flag

Gov. Greg Abbott, aiming to spark a national conversation about states’ rights, said Friday that he wants Texas to lead the call for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution and wrest power from a federal government “run amok.”…

7:31pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

Natural Threat


…Instances of volcanic eruptions are their highest for 300 years and scientists fear a major one that could kill millions and devastate the planet is a real possibility.

Experts at the European Science Foundation said volcanoes – especially super-volcanoes like the one at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, which has a caldera measuring 34 by 45 miles (55 by 72 km) - pose more threat to Earth and the survival of humans than asteroids, earthquakes, nuclear war and global warming. …The chance of such as eruption happening at one of the major volcanoes within 80 years is put at five to ten per cent by the experts.…

Volcanoes are unpredictable in timing, size, or effect, and the odds are playing with statistics. As usual, this "science" comes down to "be afraid." Preparation is wise; terror is not.
2:39pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

Impeach Obama

Obama in Turban

…According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, Netanyahu will make common cause with moderate Arab governments in order to sabotage Obama’s plan to succeed Ban Ki-moon when the South Korean diplomat ends his term as United Nations secretary-general on December 31 of this year.…

7:28pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW


More seeing-faces funnies from Bluebird
2:55pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

Marriage Today

A bill has been filed in the Indiana state House that would end mandatory government licensing of marriages in the state, effectively nullifying in practice both major sides of the contentious national debate over government-sanctioned marriage.…

7:25pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

Earth Shakes


Thousands of Oklahomans were rocked by several strong earthquakes late Wednesday and early Thursday.

Overall, nearly twenty have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

They weren't just frequent, they were strong, too. Now, several people are wondering what could be next to come.…

And to think, when I moved back here, I was thinking all I'd really have to worry about is drought and tornadoes!
9:35am CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

Modern Family Life

…The New York-based Center for Reproductive rights asked Oklahoma County District Judge Thomas Prince on Friday to prevent the [Oklahoma] law from going into effect. …law encompasses four abortion-related topics: minors and parental consent; tissue preservation; inspection of clinics and legal liability for abortion providers. …

7:34pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!

Reporter Instantly Regrets Question On Live TV

9:27am CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

History - still with us

Okla Flag

More slate blackboards with well-preserved writings and drawings dating to 1917 have been uncovered at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City.…

7:21pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

Defending Ourselves

…Where I came from, China had killed thousands of the students by its own government during the massacre of Tian An Men square in 1989. I surely wish my fellow Chinese citizens back then had guns like this one I am holding in the picture.

I am a Chinese immigrant and an American citizen by choice. I once was a slave before and I will never be one again.…

9:49am CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

Opposing Tyranny

A number of states will consider bills to reform state asset forfeiture laws during the upcoming legislative session. One special interest group opposing the reform movement shows why so many people call asset forfeiture “policing for profit.”

The Oklahoma bill, along with legislation introduced in other states, would require a criminal conviction before law enforcement and prosecutors can proceed with asset forfeiture. It’s hard to imagine how anybody could oppose such a reform. No person should have their property confiscated if they did not commit a crime. But prosecutors and law enforcement lobbyists in Oklahoma do indeed oppose the reform – passionately. …

7:23pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW
ChiCom Flag

ZHUSHIGANG, China — Days after photographs of a giant, golden statue of Mao spread across the Internet, drawing ridicule for its grandiosity amid the bare fields of Henan Province, the statue has been quickly torn down.…

2:41pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The latest video from Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb promises attacks on Rome, Naples, and Madrid. Another video by the same group shows a Malian AQ leader calling for attacks on France.

In other news, gunmen fired on an Israeli tour bus near the Pyramids in Egypt, but no one was injured. The tourists on the bus were Israeli Arabs. …

News headline links and summaries
9:43am CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW
Politcal and humorous posters, cartoons, and animations
9:23am CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

…On this day in 1964 LBJ declared "War on Poverty" in the United States. He lost and we are still shoveling out billions. …

Vic News Network, where you can find the truth hidden by the laughingstock media
6:17am CST Fri 2016 Jan 8 :MW

Wars and Rumors

An Iraqi refugee has been arrested in Houston as part of an investigation into an alleged terrorist plot… California- Criminal complaint against the suspect, 23, accuses him of lying to immigration authorities about activities overseas…

11:00pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

On New Year’s Eve there were simultaneous attacks on women by large groups of “southern-looking” men in at least seven major German cities. Most of the news stories have been about Cologne, but similar events occurred n Stuttgart, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and other cities. …as if it had been planned in advance…A similar situation was reported in Helsinki, but the Finnish authorities were tipped in advance and managed to avoid the worst by arresting the ringleaders. Now we learn that the Groping Jihad also came to Austria. …

10:22pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

Political Theater


Feminism says women should never use words like "sorry" or "just" because those words undermine, and even sabotage, a woman's authority and makes her appear subservient to men.

So, to help women sound more sure of themselves, especially those in a male-dominated work environment, Cyrus Innovation offers a Gmail plug-in called "Just Not Sorry."…

10:06pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

Sexual savagery on the streets of Germany… American feminists, who have incited irrational hysteria over a non-existent “rape epidemic” on U.S. college campuses, will ignore this news. American feminists never said a word about the Rotherham Horror, in which English girls as young as 11 were pimped out by Muslim predators. American feminists don’t want to call attention to certain crimes committed by certain criminals, and it is not just Juanita Broaddrick’s rape accusation against Bill Clinton that feminists demand that we ignore. The feminist movement in the United States is controlled by the Democrat Party, and therefore rape is just a talking-point to them, an “issue” that feminists help Democrats exploit for partisan purposes. …

9:55pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

Under Tyranny

“Then we lost religious education for kids

“Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school.. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler’s picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn’t pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang ‘Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles,’ and had physical education.…

How gradualism works to take over a population
10:29pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW
Red Star Hammer & Sickle

They aired a nice little docudrama on why Communism sucks on PBS this week. It depicts how a group of Romanian entrepreneurs snuck Western movies into Ceausescu’s repressive nation and allowed the slaves of the state to see how well the rest of the world was living. …

10:09pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW
Red Star Hammer & Sickle

Millennial supporters of Bernie Sanders are too young to remember what life looked like in the Soviet Union before the fall of communism there. If you know any young Sanders backers, share this video with them.…

9:59pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

Impeach Obama

Whacky O
BiffSpackle photo-illustrates how the SCOAMF deals with tragedies. Or, doesn't.
10:42pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

Transport Future

A Chinese drone maker has revealed a giant quadcopter big enough to fit a passenger.…

10:37pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

Marriage Today

Psychological theory of the 70s was heavily influenced by Maslow and self-actualization theory. People believed that it was OK to get divorced for self-growth. It was OK for parents to leave families to pursue a dream of happiness.This is selfish, plain and simple.

It’s now-grown children like Gumbiner that we see on “Married at First Sight.” These 20- and 30-somethings may be professionally successful, but emotionally speaking, they are the walking wounded.…

Distrust, hostility, fear of commitment — if you’ve ever encountered one of these “walking wounded” victims of parental divorce, you know exactly what she’s talking about. …

10:13pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

Part I in a series of widely held beliefs that are either untrue or meaningless:

In every age, people say and believe things that aren't true but somehow become accepted as "conventional wisdom."

The statement "I'm not ready to get married" is a current example. …

10:02pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW
Wedding Rings, Interlocked

I received "Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?" by Gary Thomas, in print form. Also an audiobook called "Lasting Love", by Alistair Begg. Alistair Begg is a pastor of a church near Cleveland who I listen to frequently and enjoy immensely. …

10:01pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

Animal Culture


… two small dogs took off on Tuesday morning after their owner was taken to the hospital… Officer Chris Bisceglia drove through the neighbourhood again a few hours later, looking for the dogs. … One of the dogs ran up to him, barking, and insisted that the officer follow him through a field to an embankment, where Bisceglia saw that the other dog had slid about 30 feet on the ice to the bottom of the slope and become tangled in undergrowth. …

10:26pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW


…three and a half years after discovering that Ötzi was murdered, experts have now found discovered was suffering from a nasty stomach bug. It is this bug which has shed fascinating new light on the migration patterns of prehistoric man, showing that Europe’s first farmers are most likely to have come from the Middle East.…

10:39pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

Now *That's* Funny!


A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: ‘Talking Dog For Sale’…

10:20pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

Defending Ourselves

On January 4, a 65-year-old grandmother in Manchester, New Hampshire, shot a man who followed her home from the gas station.… Grandma said, “Trying to literally take our guns away? It’ll never happen. He’s not going to take our guns away.”…

10:58pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

The German Social Democratic Party (SPD) is concerned about PEGIDA, AfD, and other far-right groups, and thinks they should be put under government surveillance. According to a paper issued in advance of an SPD conference in Berlin, anti-immigration groups need to be watched because of increased attacks on refugees and asylum centers.

In other news, the prime minister of Slovakia says that his country is sending 25 police officers to assist Macedonia with the policing of its borders.…

News headline links and summaries
10:23pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

…On this day in 1959 The US recognized the government of Fidel Castro. The stupid State Department did not know he was a communist even though he was a known supporter of revolutionary left wing groups.…

Vic wanders in lazily to deliver death-defying news reportage like it weren't no big thang.
8:33am CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

US Election 2016

Hillary Faced

…“They’ll pick a couple of people out of the audience that are like, you know, 100 percent. She’ll sit around a little plastic table, they’ll talk to the people for a while. It’s ridiculous,” Trump added. “And then she goes away for five or six days and you don’t see her. She goes to sleep.”

Neurologist Dr. Daniel Kassicieh, D.O., reviewed news reports of Clinton’s head injury in light of the recent information revealed from the security sources that are raising questions about her current health status.…

10:17pm CST Thu 2016 Jan 7 :MW

WW2 - still with us

Some went to work as hospital orderlies. Others picked cotton, baled hay, or tilled soil, living in accommodations near farmland. They ate dinner with families and caught the eyes of single women, running off with them whenever and however they could.

The only thing separating the visitors from the locals of Hearne, Texas was the “PW” insignia stitched into their clothing—that, and the fact many couldn't speak English. …

12:45pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 6 :MW

Theory of Education

…In 2014, however, the DOE issued new guidelines requiring the accommodation of transgendered students. With this ruling it became law that, among other outcomes, any biological male who feels that he is female can avail himself of women’s athletic teams, locker rooms, showers, and/or restrooms, and live in a women’s dorm if he wishes. Oklahoma Wesleyan University and several other Christian colleges therefore sought relief under the existing religious exemption provided in Title IX. Thus the demand from the HRC that the DOE now require Christian schools to “publish comprehensive information about the scope of the exemption they [requested and] received.”

My response in short —I gladly comply and here’s my report…

1:15pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 6 :MW

Political Theater

Tired O

…President Obama turned on the waterworks today for his mendacious presser on ending gun violence. …we just aren’t feeling this weeping. But to be fair, there are plenty of other things that would make him cry. Helpful tweeters have put together an impressive list. …

12:49pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 6 :MW

Film is dead

At CES 2016, Kodak is kicking off its Super 8 Revival Initiative, which looks to place more Super 8 cameras into the hands of the new generation of filmmakers with the celebration of 50 years of the manufacturing of Super 8 film.…

1:00pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 6 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Posters and cartoons on gun control and other matters of defense and security
12:56pm CST Wed 2016 Jan 6 :MW

It's All in Your Mind

It's common to have communication problems after a severe stroke. But Graham Pawley is an unusual case in that he can understand everything but say virtually nothing back. He has to get by with "yes" and "no".~… It's not strictly true that Graham can only say "yes" and "no". He can say "and", "no" and "mmm", which means yes, and he also makes an "urr" sound. When he says "and urr…" it means he has something else to say and wants you guess what it is.…

4:59pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 5 :MW

Build Well and Solidly

…The Romans drastically changed the course of transportation engineering because they built connected systems of sturdy roads. …Over the course of their rule, the Romans laid some 50,000 miles of hard-surfaced roadways.…

4:51pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 5 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

More than 200 Eritrean migrants staged a demonstration on the Italian island of Lampedusa to protest the mandatory fingerprinting program imposed by the Italian migration authorities. The Eritreans reportedly wish to move to some other part of Europe besides Italy, and are concerned that being fingerprinted may hurt their chances to do so.

In other news, photos of the Little Mermaid (havfruen in Danish), the iconic statue in the harbor at Copenhagen, has been banned Facebook for being “too sexual”.…

News headline links and summaries
11:45pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 5 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Jozias van Aartsen, the mayor of The Hague, has criticized the Dutch government’s proposed ban on Salafist groups in the Netherlands. He says it is not the job of the state to determine which groups might espouse violent ideologies, and besides, the Dutch constitution guarantees both freedom of religion and freedom of speech.

In other news, Michael McFeat, the Scotsman who was arrested in Kyrgyzstan for insulting the national dish (a horsemeat sausage) by likening it to the generative organ of a stallion, has been expelled from the country.…

News headline links and summaries
4:55pm CST Tue 2016 Jan 5 :MW

On this day in 1949 Harry Truman unveiled his proposed "Fair Deal" Program. It was a 21 point program of almost all new socialist programs similar to FDR's new deal. And among these 21 points was a call for "universal healthcare". IOW, Truman really was a continuation of FDR.…

Vic braves the waters of the Interwebs to bring us the world round-up.
6:03am CST Tue 2016 Jan 5 :MW

Political Theater

The media are focused on the “Bundy Militia” angle to the standoff in Burns Oregon, where Aamon Bundy and brothers have taken over a Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters to draw attention to the plight of the Hammond family. … However, a little research …into the original legal battle reveals a rather startling update.…

6:48pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 4 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

When the owner of a petting zoo in the Netherlands discovered that a group of Muslims had taken over its public space for prayers, he ejected them from the premises, prompting accusations of “Islamophobia”. There’s no word on whether the men in the group availed themselves of the zoo animals for carnal relations.

Speaking of farm animals, a Scottish mine worker in Kyrgyzstan got himself in trouble for ridiculing the country’s national dish. Michael McFeat posted a photo on Facebook of diners queuing for “chuchuk”, a horsemeat sausage, and the photo’s caption compared the culinary delicacy to the masculine equipment of a stallion. The other mine workers were so angry they called a strike, and Mr. McFeat was arrested.

In other news, Saudi Arabia has severed diplomatic ties with Iran after its embassy in Tehran was sacked for the Saudi execution of the Shi’ite Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. …

News headline links and summaries
6:12pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 4 :MW

… On this day in 1889 the first Oklahoma Land Rush opened two million acres of unused Oklahoma Territory to first serve first come settlers on April 22.

Vic's back from vacation, and he brought the headlines with him.
7:46am CST Mon 2016 Jan 4 :MW

US Election 2016


A plethora of controversy and allegations of steamy sexcapades, treasonous business scandals, illicit criminal activity, drug trafficking, and even a number of mysterious deaths has surrounded the Clinton family for years.

In fact, these scandals, many of which have been documented, may be some of the best kept secrets hidden from the American people to this day.…

7:06pm CST Mon 2016 Jan 4 :MW

Political Theater

Militia Take Over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge In Protest to Hammond Family Persecution…

10:10pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 3 :MW

Know the Enemy

One of the most common questions is: Is Obama a Muslim? Who knows, but it doesn’t make any difference. He always supports Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Sharia. What is important is the Islamification of the US. …

Video 2:13
10:19pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 3 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

A mob of angry protesters attacked, ransacked, and torched the Saudi embassy in Tehran. The demonstrators were enraged by the death of a prominent Shi’ite cleric in Saudi Arabia, who was executed today along with 46 other convicted defendants.

In other news, a Moroccan man was deported from Italy for saying that he planned to blow up Rome. He also said that Rome would be the starting place for the Islamic conquest of Europe.…

News headline links and summaries
10:07pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 3 :MW

The news reports about the National Security Agency snooping on foreign leaders show a White House intent on abusing NSA capabilities for political purposes. As a veteran of the George W. Bush White House, I’m persuaded that had we done this, the Democrats in Congress would have called it a major scandal and held endless hearings designed to attack the administration.…

News headline links
9:57pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 3 :MW
Cartoons and posters, mostly political, and a video
5:39pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 3 :MW

…As we begin what is now the most important election year in modern history… we have to win. There is no 2nd place trophy. Good intentions will not suffice. Our children and our children’s children depend on our actions now.…

The latest Intellectual Froglegs video.
5:37pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 3 :MW

US Election 2016

Excellent interview. Unabridged, more than was broadcast. 18:08
10:17pm CST Sun 2016 Jan 3 :MW

Wild Oklahoma

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma - A [36yo] masked, costumed man with a swastika tattoo on his forehead was arrested shortly before 8 a.m. local time Wednesday after refusing to leave a Kum and Go store and locking himself in the bathroom. …was wearing a red costume, including a mask… became abusive to officers… eventually arrested for obstruction. …had previously been seen in other businesses including a Whataburger…

Red costume with mask was a "devil" costume in other reports.

"Swastika tattoo on his forehead" doesn't even begin to cover it. See picture.

And, yes, there is a real chain of convenience stores called Kum n Go. Has nothing to do with either Bills Clinton or Cosby.

10:56am CST Sat 2016 Jan 2 :MW

Animal Companions

Cat, Excited

When two-year-old Scarlette Tipton first met her new 3-month-old friend in December, she noticed right away what made Holly special.

“Owie?” Scarlette said, pointing to the kitten’s amputated right front leg.

“Yes,” Simone Tipton told her daughter, who also had an amputated limb. Scarlette lost her left arm due to a rare form of cancer when she was only 10 months old.

“Yes, an owie. Just like you,” her mother said. “But she’s okay – just like you are too.”…

9:38pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 2 :MW

Golden Rulers


…the family was trying to make it home to Tennessee to attend their father’s funeral. …the family watched as their plane slowly made its way towards the runway. The airline worker told them there was nothing they could do. …Rick, standing in the window, caught the pilot’s attention — he was screaming, crying and waving his hands. But the pilot tells Fox 10 that he didn’t need an explanation, “he saw the tears, the sadness, the desperation on their faces.”…

9:48pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 2 :MW

Defending Ourselves

Donald Trump

… Trump said, “I don’t like [what Obama’s] doing. I don’t like anything having to do with changing our Second Amendment.”

Trump said the the US already has “plenty of rules and regulations” and there are “plenty of things that [the Obama administration] can do right now that are already there.” But he pointed out that Obama is not doing those things–i.e., he is not enforcing the laws that are already on the books. Instead, he is seeking more and more regulations.…

9:15pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 2 :MW

Breitbart is Here

As we begin a fresh new year which hasn't yet stunk up the calendar, it's time to look back on 2015 and reflect on the ups, the downs, and the freaking miracle that we somehow got through it without all ending up in drug rehab.…

Not as light and witty as Dave Barry's… but better illustrated!
9:36pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 2 :MW
Nice Deb candle

Back after a two week holiday hiatus, the Saturday Movie Matinee is back. …

9:18pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 2 :MW
Article on the Democrats' destruction of Chicago, Daniel Greenfield, illustrated by BiffSpackle
9:07pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 2 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

At least three terror attacks occurred in the West on New Year’s Day. That’s not counting the Amish terrorists who set fire to the skyscraper in Dubai; technically speaking, that happened on New Year’s Eve. Besides, it’s not in the West.

The first attack was at a street café in Tel Aviv, where a man opened fire on patrons with an automatic weapon, killing two people and wounding seven others. The perpetrator is still at large. Police are mystified as to his motive, although a Koran was reportedly found in his backpack.

The second attack also occurred in Tel Aviv, when a kinetic activist with a knife stabbed two people to death outside a synagogue. The perpetrator was restrained by passersby and is now in custody.

The third attack was at a mosque in France. A North African man drove his car into a group of soldiers guarding the mosque, lightly injuring one of them. The driver was shot by one of the soldiers, but not killed, and is now in custody. His motive remains unknown, but according to at least one report, he shouted “Allahu akhbar” as he drove his car into the soldiers. …

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9:03pm CST Sat 2016 Jan 2 :MW

Wars and Rumors

…“as part of Emanuel Lutchman’s attempt to provide material support to ISIL, he planned to kill innocent civilians on New Year’s Eve in the name of the terrorist organization.… Thankfully, law enforcement was able to intervene and thwart Lutchman's deadly plans.” …was going to carry out an armed attack in the name of ISIS against civilians at a restaurant/bar located in Rochester. Other plans included later joining the Islamic terror group overseas.… mentally vulnerable victim of the FBI's sting operation.…

8:03pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 1 :MW

Modern Family Life

…Father saw a text on his daughter’s cell phone from a boy asking her to send a bra pic.

This is how he handled it…

Check the pic!
8:00pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 1 :MW

History - still with us

From ancient times to the present day, battles have been lost to dire weather, insufficient weaponry and bad luck. But what about those for which poor judgment and bad planning are to blame? …

8:07pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 1 :MW


…the winter storm named Goliath “hit hard at the heart of the Texas dairy industry.” The reduction in the state’s milk supply, and dairy and other financial losses, as well as the emotional impact on farmers of losing their animals, is enormous…

7:59pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 1 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

Well, New Year’s Eve went off without any terrorist attacks (so far — Chicago and L.A. are still counting down as I write this). The Munich threat didn’t materialize, and the Dubai skyscraper fire seems to be the worst incident — a terror attack by Amish extremists, according to some sources.

Happy new year, everybody!

In other news, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new year’s address is being made available with Arabic subtitles, thanks to a new smartphone app. …

News headline links and summaries
7:55pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 1 :MW
Gates of Vienna Newsfeed

After researching the history of haggis for several years, a master butcher in Scotland has concluded that the Scottish national dish is not actually native, but was brought in by Viking invaders. He also says that it was originally made from deer, and not sheep.

In migration news, Finland has closed its border with Russia in northern Lapland to bicycle traffic, and will only allow migrants using motor vehicles to cross it.

In other news, the man who was arrested on suspicion of setting the mosque fire in Houston is a long-time attendee of the mosque, and is said to be a devout Muslim who prayed there five times a day. …

News headline links and summaries
7:52pm CST Fri 2016 Jan 1 :MW