Thursday, April 27, 2017

Separated at Birth: ANTIFA and...


ANTIFA and Nazi Brownshirts, brothers in arms against the First Amendment and Free Speech

ANTIFA are what they supposedly are against. It is Orwellian, since what constitutes "fascist" is basically anything Antifa and its far left thugs disagree with. From Huntington Beach, to Berkeley, to Portland, these tactics of violence and intimidation are spreading. They are fascist thugs trying to stifle free speech. And wee Robert Reich, I am talking to you too.


Mark Steyn: The State vs Free Speech

Hot Air: NYT tries to spin this against conservatives

PJ Media: Parody music video smashes Antifa Fascists

AoSHQ: NYT beclowns itself and slut shame free speech

Legal Insurrection: Threat of Antifa violence shuts down Portland parade

Rush Limbaugh: The Washington Post writes in praise of paid protesters (like Antifa)

Evan McMullin: Before you run for office again, maybe you should pay off your debts...

Twitchy:  Although the way he is wracking up debt, perhaps Evan McMullin is ready for higher office!

Twitchy Comments: Separated at Birth? 


Alien: Covenant | Prologue: The Crossing



Inverse: Did they reveal too much?

I got suckered into Prometheus, hoping it would be great and it turned out meh. Are Ridley Scott and Alien producers going to do it to me again?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This will not end well: Antifa and other anarchists again threaten violence


The 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade cancelled due to threats of violence. And Willamette Week, you lie, the left started by threatening violence and you know it. 

Sorry kids, no parade for you...


This sort of behavior cannot be allowed to stand.  Yet from Huntington Beach, to Berkeley, and now to Portland, this sort of behavior is allowed. It is even happening in Australia. And the goal seems to be shutting down free speech by quashing it And it will only spread.  







Legal Insurrection: Hecklers use their veto


Mark Steyn: The Big Shut Up

Coastal Carolina Cheerleading Scandal


As the Weekly Standard notes, there are some pretty wild accusations about the Coastal Carolina Cheerleading Squad. While the suspension of the squad is real, the underlying claims are just accusations. We do not know if they are true or not. This pictures of the Coastal Carolina Cheerleading Squad below are not intended to imply any of these persons depicted were actually involved in the alleged events.




Varisty Reveal: Coastal Carolina


Attorney argues allegations are misnamed

TOM: Shame and more from the Patriarch Tree
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Trump Tax Plan


I like the corporate rate being lowered to 15%, given that makes the United States competitive with the rest of the world. That is a potentially a YUGE growth and job creator. A lot of corporations are parking lots of money outside the U.S., specifically to avoid the current corporate rate.

It simplifies things to three brackets. It also proposes deductions be simplified and many eliminated (other than charitable and home mortgage deductions, which are specifically protected), with the standard deduction doubled. But it is given in very broad strokes and we need to see how this plays out with the numbers.


Blogmocracy: 3% growth and the debt

NRO: Can we afford the Trump tax plan?

Don Surber: Trump debuts his tax reform plan

Zero Hedge: Doubts it would pass as presented today

Legal Insurrection: Mr. Trump, tear down that wallCut Corporate and Three Tax Brackets

Rush Limbaugh: Trump's cuts will boost revenues, just like Reagan's, how to bring Apple's billions home, and Democrats Lie

Reason's Hit & Run: Trump Tax Plan: Lower Rates, Fewer Breaks With the State tax deduction out, people in New York and California could end up paying more...response was why should the nation subsidize those states (good answer if you don't live in NY or CA).

Wombat: Twitchy: Trump Tax Plan Takes Aim At High-Tax Blue States, Louder With Crowder: Ted Cruz Introduces “El Chapo Act” To Fund The Wall

Instapundit: Trump tax plan takes aim at high tax blue states, Trump's tax plan is a major test for him (sure to engage his enemies)

Nat Geo's Genius (2017): A Review

I watched National Geographic's Genius, produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, and based on Walter Isaacson’s Einstein: His Life and Universe. While I liked A Beautiful Mind a lot (and it was not exactly heavy on the mathematics), this TV version of Genius focuses even less on the science and more on the melodramatic. That is not all bad, some of it is interesting. The first episode flashes back and forth between Einstein's youth and him as a forty year old man facing the growing Nazi threat in Germany.

The New York Times in its review describes the political environment Einstein is in as a Germany tilting to the right. Let me stop them right there: National Socialism was not a movement of the right (its own followers described themselves as being of the left and starting a new order, albeit wasn't communist). And while Hollywood loves skewering J. Edgar Hoover (and that will be a big part of this series, with Gray's Anatomy's T.R. Knight playing J. Edgar and Vincent Kartheiser--aka Pete Campbell of Mad Men--as one of Hoover's skeevy assistants), the Roosevelt Administration was also exceedingly naive about the Nazi threat in Germany and did little to help Jews, even after they recognized the threat of the Nazis. The shows time line is off a bit since Hoover attacks on Einstein did not really start till 1932 and 1933 when Einstein emigrated to the USA. We will see how this plays out, but I am guessing there will be a lot hints and winks in this series toward a certain President (that most of Hollywood loathes) currently in power and his anti immigration policies.

I do not want to be hypocritical about Rule 5, and I like Geoffrey Rush a lot, but (spoiler here) I could have done without him seeing him go at it with his assistant in a class room in one of the opening scenes. Getting his black board chalk equations rubbed onto the back of her dress was a 'classy' touch, although not one you might want your kids to watch. While I recognize the link of sexuality and creativity, and that Einstein did have a number of affairs in his life, that particular scene was a bit over the top to start things off and gratuitous.


Still I did like a lot of parts of this show. Geoffrey Rush is an excellent actor and comes off as a middle aged Einstein. The spring romance of Young Albert with Marie Winteler is well done (and tasteful). The assemble of actors in the show are generally very good. I did not mind the drama so much, I just wish Glazer and Howard tried to focus more on explaining Einstein's science.

Marie Winteler played by Shannon Tarbet and Young Albert played by Johnny Flynn




Alicia von Rittberg as Anna Winteler


EBL: Alicia von Rittberg


“When you’re in bed with a beautiful woman, an hour passes by in a split second- that is relativity!”


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Self described 'Feminist Mom' freaks when 3 year old boy acts like a boy...

As Milo Yiannopoulos and Steven Crowder report, Leah McLaren a self described "feminist mom" claims her three year old son is "too gendered" so she is going to enroll him in ballet. First of all, isn't Ms. McLaren being a bit of a troglodyte to assume that the cure to being "too gendered" is ballet?  I am not even sure what the term "too gendered" means, other than this woman thinks a boy acting like a boy is a bad thing.  Some people shouldn't be parents.

Fortunately, ballet won't hurt this kid (can't say the same for the impact mom might have over him in the long run). Serious male ballet dancers end up being very fit and it is a world that, for the straight guy, is "target rich" as they say. Even if chain smoking waif dancing partners don't do it for him (which is what many ballerinas are), there are lots of attractive women fans who are really into male ballet dancers.
Ballet is fine, but avoid too much vodka...


Ella Fitzgerald: Bewitched


This is a great song by Rogers and Hart from Pal Joey and Ella just nails it...


Powerline: How High The Moon

Pundette: Swingin' with Irving

Mark Steyn: Angel Eyes

Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra: Necessity and Angel Eyes


Necessity is from Finian's Rainbow, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and music by Burton Lane

Happy Birthday Ella!  It's her 100th today!

After the fun with the Frank Sinatra centennial, we can revisit this golden era again and celebrate the achievements of Ella Fitzgerald. She was a wonderful performer and one of the great voices of the century.

Angel Eyes, lyrics by Earl Brent and music by Matt Dennis

Robert Persig RIP


The way to solve the conflict between human values and technology needs is not to run away from technology. That's impossible. The way to resolve the conflict is to break down the barriers of dualistic thought that prevent a real understanding of what technology is--not an exploitation of nature, but a fusion of nature and the human spirit into a new kind of creation that transcends both.
Robert M. Pirsig

CBS Minnesota: Author Robert Persig dead at 88

Harley Davidson Forms: Quotes from 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' 

Wombat: Mark Steyn: Aux Champs Elysees…, also, The Graduate and Weasel Zippers: Three Daesh Fighters Killed By Rampaging Wild Boars In Iraq, also, New York Times Editor Says Paper Won’t Use Term “Female Genital Mutilation” Because It’s “Culturally Loaded”

Who Sabotaged Hillary Clinton?

We all know Hillary Clinton was a fundamentally flawed candidate, but maybe those closest to her really wanted her to lose...

There are a lot of "what ifs." Here's one, what if Bill Clinton decided not to meet Loretta Lynch on that plane (or did not get caught doing so), would Comey had made the public statements he made about the investigation?  Or did Obama cost her the election due to his un-favorability (actually that was a huge factor). 

I am just getting a kick out the media starting to blame Hillary for the fate of the Democrats. She of course has a lot of the responsibility, but certainly not all of it. There are a lot of things that played into this. But I am pretty sure Mrs. Clinton is the type who if sinking will drag down anyone close.  



TOM: Police investigate Eric Clanton over Bezerkely Riot (you guys will get Trump re-elected)



Who Leaked About Tomi Lahren's Butt Pads?




We have to get to the bottom of who leaked this story!


She is thin, so it is believable about the butt pads. There is a wide selection of butt pads on Amazon. 

Instapundit: It has come to this (maybe a Pulitzer next year) and Hillary still looking for the leaker


Pro Tip: If Tomi does use butt pads, she should warm her own.  





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Political Clown Parade
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Monday, April 24, 2017

Heather Nauert is the new State Department Spokesperson






Daily Caller: Heather Nauert






President Trump and Rex Tillerson's pick is marked improvement over the last State Department Spokesperson (although who can forget her Shelley Dubinsky outfit), who was then ironically hired by Fox News!

EBL: Killing Fox News and Killing O'Reilly

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A collection of sites known for Rule 5 appreciation:

TOTUS 
Theo Spark
Daily Gator
Pirate's Cove
Woodsterman
Proof Positive
RULE 5 SITES
The Right Way
MissK's World...
American Power
Guns and Bikinis
SayanythingBlog
Doubletroubletwo
Angrymikes hood
The Last Tradition
Adrienne's Corner
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
Maggie's Notebook
The Classic Liberal
Randy's Roundtable
A Nod To The Gods 
Political Clown Parade
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
 Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
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Killing Fox News



EBL: Killing O'Reilly


James Murdoch wants to follow the CNN model, assuming its current followers will go along for the ride. Roger Ailes recognized the opportunity of being center right (Despite the wailing of the left, Fox News was never hard right). Why you would change a news model that has been so successful is mind boggling, but there is a reason there is the phrase: “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.” In Japan, the expression goes, “Rice paddies to rice paddies in three generations.” The Scottish say “The father buys, the son builds, the grandchild sells, and his son begs.” In China, “Wealth never survives three generations.”

I am not particularly a Bill O'Reilly fan (I have to agree with Stacy McCain on this). I am not defending the accusations against O'Reilly, the full extent they are true I do not know. O'Reilly was never really a conservative, more of a populist Republican really, but he did remind me of people I knew growing up (he had that going for him). I doubt Bill O'Reilly leaving will in itself fundamentally change Fox. But it is a symptom of things to come and I think we will see a major shift at Fox News well beyond O'Reilly (and it probably won't be good).

So Megyn Kelly missed her opportunity to steer the new course (she should have taken the money and stayed put). Will Tucker Carlson stay to the right or shift with with new management? That remains to be seen and a lot of it will depend on ratings and what the Murdoch wives think of him.

The hypocrisy of the left when it comes to shenanigans on its side really knows no bounds...

Don Surber: Lesson of O'Reilly's End

American Thinker: Justice for Bill O'Reilly

Powerline: In Re O'Reilly Parts OneTwoThree and Four

The Other McCain: Regime Change & Goodbye Megyn Kelly

NYT: With O'Reilly Out, Fox Rivals See A Chance To Move In

Rush Limbaugh: O'Reilly's departure not natural, it was a campaign

100% Fed Up: Leftists Wives of the Murdoch Boys calling the shots at Fox

American Power: Debbi Schlüssel is Psycho Scum and Malkin with Hannity

Lem's Place: Sean Hannity accused of sexually harassing Debbie Schlussel?

AoSHQ: Media get fired up about Schlussel but NBC does not know what to do with MeAgain Kelly

Instapundit: Maddow poised to be big winner over O'Reilly outsterThe plot thickens with Schlussel,  Should Trump fire Spicer and hire O'Reilly? (actually Trump could do better, but it would be fun), Sounds like Fox News is Doomedit's time to stop jumping..., and Think of them as Democrat Operatives with Bylines

Rush Limbaugh: Trump blew up conservative media?, O'Reilly out at Fox, Why are Left Wing media personalities never the target of ad boycotts?








Family Security Matters: What's happening with Fox News?


Young Conservatives: Why O'Reilly was fired

Legal Insurrection: Bill O’Reilly Out at Fox News and Here’s why Rush survived pressure on advertisers while O’Reilly didn’t

Hollywood Reporter: There has always been a bit of drama with the Murdochs

The Hill: Hannity: Liberal fascists trying to silence every conservative voice

Powerline: Maybe President Trump should pay less attention to the news

Mark Steyn: Stay quiet and you'll be okay...O'Reilly never got it

Milo: Media hypocrisy and Sean Hannity Fights Back

WND: O'Reilly says: The Truth Will Come Out

Right Wing News: It won't end with O'Reilly

Money:  Will Fox News stay right?

Hot Air Hannity fights back

Don Surber: Fake News

SDA: Killing O'Reilly

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