Tuesday, September 26, 2017

This American Life and Radio Lab on the 'Alt Right'

Dante Nero, the Pope of the Proud Boys, and Gavin McInnes

This American Life did a show on the Proud Boys, a Nationalist fraternal organization that has Dante Nero as a member...

Gavin McInnes is not a racist. McInnes is a Nationalist. Proud Boys is more about male bonding and beer drinking organization, a fraternity (like the movie Old School, but with some MAGA thrown in). Brownshirts they are not and they make a point they are not Alt Right. The Proud Boys invite Jews, Black and all races to join their organization. They do not consider white men (in themselves) a problem.

Warning: NSFW

They promote rules like no masturbation (because too much masturbation leads one to end up like lonely sad manga reading dude on the subway in Tokyo). Dante Nero, who styles himself as an expert on meeting and picking up women, promoted common sense goals like having guys strike up conversations with five women a day (aka "laying five bricks"). Not to necessarily pick these women up, just to get in the habit of having actual real life conversations with women. 

Warning: NSFW

Given how low-T many male youth are in society today, trying to talk to women is actually pretty good advice. I am not promoting 'pick up artist' stuff, but if you want to be an alpha male you need to act like an alpha male.  Alternatively, if you act like an omega, you will be an...

Yet a few of its members adopted racist tropes and one of its members was involved in organizing Charlottesville's Confederate protest which went very badly. Jason Kessler was kicked out of the Proud Boys

This American Life did a show on that. It was somewhat critical. Overall, while I did not agree with all of TAL's take (which was an emphasis on an undercurrent of racism on the alt-right), it wasn't unfair (or at least not completely unfair).  

I post these clips of Dante Nero not to necessarily help my readers on their pick up skills, but to give them a suggestion. If things bother you in life, so you find them offensive, you can reject it and move on.  

Radio Lab previously did a show on Shia LaBeouf and the alt right groups that captured his flag.  They said their readers complained so they took that show down. Why?  

What Radio Lab did in taking down its own story was cowardly. I heard this story when it played. I did not think it was particularly pro Trump or pro Shia LaBeouf. It just reported on what was the hunt for Shia's flag by Trump supporters. It was an interesting story. It had no big moral statement beyond that.  

And if the politics of this were flipped, Radio Lab never would have taken this story down. If anything, the politics would have been emphasized. This is pure cowardice of Radio Lab's part to cater to a small group of their readers.  

My response to Radio Lab is easy (other than using it as an example in this post), I am going to stop paying attention to it.

Instapundit: And Glenn Reynolds asks, why aren't we promoting middle class values to raise up poor in America, Black on Black Violence (why no protest of that death toll), and Is Qualified Immunity Unlawful?

Taki: Gavin McInnes: They Call Americans Monsters

Jonna Jinton and Kulning

Jonna Jinton

This kulning calls to me. Then again, shouldn't it?

Jonna Jinton on Facebook

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Megyn Kelly's new NBC show is getting great reviews...

I thought Bride of Frankenstein was a classic!

The debut was like watching a network try to assemble its own Bride of Frankenstein, using parts of Ellen DeGeneres, Kelly Ripa and whatever else it can find. The resultant lovely creature, dressed in a mauve, pussy-bow blouse and skintight pants, moved stiffly and waved her arms around in broad gestures in a bizarre attempt to generate excitement from an audience that was already standing and cheering as duly instructed. She interviewed people nervously and so awkwardly that they were cowed into giving monosyllabic answers. She also never missed an opportunity to talk about herself.
MeAgain Kelly talks about herself?

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Sex Offender Anthony Weiner Sentenced To Prison

Anthony Weiner may have been the final straw that cost Hillary Clinton the White House. That whole reopening of the investigation by Comey was due to emails on a computer used by Weiner and Huma. 

Karma. It can sneak up on you and wack you. Did I mention Anthony is a Democrat?

Instapundit: Anthony Weiner, Andrew Breitbart, and the greatest press conference of all timeAnthony Weiner Gets Hard Time at Sentencing

EBL: Trump baits Goodell and NFL

Tony will miss Folsom Street fair

Powerline: Toasted Weiner

Victory Girls: Too light!

Trump's Tax Plan

Washington Examiner: The Big Six behind this Plan

There is a lot riding on this.  Expect the left and Democrats to do everything they can to derail it.  But I like setting up Democrats up for re-election to oppose it. The key to that is a plan that the public really wants (and will punish those who oppose it).

Legal Insurrection: Trump's New Permanent Travel Order

Rush Limbaugh: Trump slams McCain, again

AoSHQ/J.J. Sefton: Morning Report

Right Scoop: Under The Bus

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Homemade Pastrami?

I have conflicts with beef, but since I did post on National Cheeseburger Day, I will pass on this recipe for my readers who want to try making some homemade pastrami. It is actually a simple recipe but the brining will take a few days. You will need some space in the fridge for that.

You substitute smoked salt for smoking, although if you have a smoker you could easily throw the meat in for a while.

Best Pastrami in New York:  Katz's, Pastrami Queen, Mill Basin Deli

Best Montreal Smoked Meat: Bens De Luxe, Schwartz's, Deli 365


Did Trump bait Goodell and the NFL?

Trump's kneeling comments last night in Alabama were not some gaffe, it was all carefully thought out. The NFL does despise their own fans. Plus Trump still probably harbors a grudge against the NFL.  

Why Kaepernick really is a SOB (remember these)

Victor Davis Hanson/NRO: Trump and the NFL's House of Cards 

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns: Trumps calls Kap a SOB

Twitchy: FlashbackVillanueva standsMichelle Malkin makes a predictionShapiro sums up 'takeaknee' in tweetsJoy Reid is stupid and the Sacking of Goodell

Breitbart: Judge Jeanine: Shame on you Roger Goodell

AmPower Blog: David Remnick, that liberal dotard?

Powerline: Apology? and Curry wants it both ways

The Lid: They know Trump will win

Pirate's Cove: Who wins?

AoSHQ/J.J. Sefton: America's Team: America's Meme and Morning Report

90 Miles From Tyranny: Remember The NFL Banned This?

Heavy: Rex Ryan is 'pissed off' at Trump

Deadline: Ratings Drop

Proof Positive: Dope

Wombat: Twitchy: Mad Dog Mattis Shuts Down Journalist Asking For Comment On NFL, Louder With Crowder: Steelers Coach Disses Player Who Saluted National Anthem, American Power: Michelle Malkin Blasts NFL Kneelers, Bring The HEAT: The Patriots Lost On Sunday, Da Tech Guy: It’s A Trump Trap, And The NFL/NBA/Democrats Walked Right In, also, Let’s Not Forget The Real Issues, Legal Insurrection: NFL Picked A Side In The Culture War, And Now It Has To Live With The Consequences, Weasel Zippers: Ravens, Jaguars Players Kneel For National Anthem In London, But Stand For “God Save The Queen”, Megan McArdle: The NFL Can’t Afford To Become A Battleground