Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year Y'all

I'm ready for the New Year, 2016.

New Year's Eve is a time to take stock.  What did I accomplish in 2015?
  • Well, I had cataract surgery on both eyes and my eyesight is now the best it has ever been in my lifetime,  I can now drive at night without killing myself.  And, it's nice to see the world in high definition.
  • My bass playing improved substantially, and playing jazz has become comprehensible, and not the mystery it was only one year ago.  I plan to continue my mastery of bass.  That will be my biggest goal for the new year.  
  • I increased my knowledge of taxation (and my disgust with our tax system grew right along with it) and my knowledge of Lacerte tax software, the most popular program for tax accountants, which makes me more marketable for seasonal tax work.
  • I read some good books on the War for Southern Independence, and armed myself with great facts for refuting Yankees and other purveyors of the Northern Myth.  I have two more books on the way, and will no doubt spend New Year's Day reading one of them.
And that's about it.

We are having friends over this evening to eat goodies and drink bubbly stuff and have conversations and watch the ball drop on television, welcoming in the new year.  It should be mildly fun.

Here's hoping you have a great New Year's Eve and a happy 2016.

Barack Obama's Last Year In Office -- My Thoughts

Tomorrow begins Barack Obama's last year in office.  Thank God.  He surely qualifies as one of the most damaging and destructive presidents in U.S. history.  Some folks say that 2016 will be "the end of an error," and that Obama's presidency was "One Big Ass Mistake America, O.B.A.M.A."  Yes, they are right.

It is scary and surprising that American freedom is so fragile and precarious, so easily swept away by cultural fads like electing the "first African-American President," without giving much weight, if any, to his philosophical underpinnings, his lack of experience and wisdom, his radical ideology.  As a president, Barack Obama has been a disaster, doubling the national debt, weakening the military, damaging the economy with his foolish health care plan (which doubled the cost of health care while reducing the coverage for most Americans), his opposition to domestic energy production, his naive moral and other support for Islam, his flooding the country with third world immigrants, thus increasing crime and welfare dependency but increasing the voting base for the Democratic Party, which was his main objective all along.

In 2016, Obama will do his best to further his leftist goals, including more wealth redistribution schemes, using taxes from productive citizens to buy the votes of the non-productive, import more low-skilled immigrants from Mexico and the Middle East, regardless of the economic cost for the former and the terrorism danger from the latter.  The Republican Party has become a joke, and will not seriously oppose Obama's policies.

One more year.  Let us survive it with as little damage as possible, until January 2017, when we will finally be rid of this incompetent, radical ideologue, and perhaps finally able to begin repairing the damage and destruction that his presidency has wrought.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Pamela Geller Named "Woman of the Year" by World Net Daily (#PamelaGeller)

Pamela Geller is the WND "Woman of the Year."  Donald Trump was named "Man of the Year."  I like both choices.

That's Pamela below, sunning in Florida with a poka-dot bikini.  She's definitely all woman.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Another One Bites the Dust: Paris Terror Mastermind Killed (#ISIS #Islam #Terror)

Another Muslim low-life has been removed from the Earth.  Charaffe al Mouadan, who was tied to the recent Paris terrorist attack, has been killed by a military airstrike.

Sweet dreams, scumbag.

Ain't Sharia Law Wonderful? (#Islam #Sharia)

Sharia is the brutal, backwards and barbaric law that governs Muslim nations.  Muslims are dedicated to spreading Sharia everywhere in the world.

Islam is the vile religion that is responsible.

Here are some examples of Sharia from Indonesia.  Note the woman being caned in public for getting too close to a man to whom she is not married.

Recently, the Party of Treason, the Democrats, have taken steps to criminalize criticism of this violent, anti-human ideology.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

WE ARE ALL MUSLIM (#Photoshop)

Photo:  In 2004, over 300 school children were murdered by Muslims in Beslan, Russia, for no particular reason -- except that the children were not Muslims.  In December 2015, Michael Moore, leftwing pro-Muslim spokesman, carried a sign in New York claiming that "We are all Muslim."

No, we are not.  Thank God.

I extracted Moore's image from a news photo, holding his sign, and put it into this 2004 photo of the Beslan dead.

The Future Must Belong to Those Who Insult the Prophet of Islam

A bit bored on this day after Christmas.  So I am changing the messages on the London Muslim hate signs of 2010.

This one used to say "Massacre Those Who Insult Islam."  I like my message better.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Michael Moore Pledges Undying Love for Muslims

This past week the human blob known as Michael Moore, professional America-hating apologist for Islamic barbarism, donned a sign and picketed Trump Tower in New York.

Moore's sign reads "WE ARE ALL MUSLIM."  Whaaaaat?  You mean we all commit mass murder of infidels?  Support Sharia law as a replacement for the Constitution?  Set off bombs at the Boston Marathon?  Shoot 30 or so soldiers at Fort Hood?  Fly planes into skyscrapers?  Behead non-believers?  Kill our daughters for acting too western?  Clitoraly mutilate young girls?  Beat our wives?  Drink camel pee?

It is no surprise that a far-out leftist like Michael Moore would openly demonstrate in favor of evil.  The more odious an ideology is, the more leftists love it.  

Lots of folks have been photoshopping the image of Moore holding his sign in front of Trump Tower.  Some have changed the message on the sign, others have cut Moore and his sign out of the photo and pasted it into a scene of Muslims committing atrocities.  My contribution is at the top, left.  Another interpretation is below that, Photoshopper unknown.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015: Christmas Tree and Falling Snow (Moving Gif)

Merry Christmas to my readers, my fellow bloggers, my friends and family who sometimes wander this way.

Note:  I created this moving gif with Photoshop back in 2013.  If you just logged on, you may need to wait a few seconds for the snow to fall smoothly and continuously.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Fierce Fall Fells Fellow Blogger

Yesterday I tripped in my own driveway and seriously sprained my right arm.  I also bloodied my right knee.  The knee is no big deal, but the arm has been partially disabled for the next couple of days.  At first, I couldn't use the arm for anything, as it hurt too much.  After seeing the doctor, wifey and I had lunch in a Japanese restaurant.  Eating with the left arm only (I'm right handed) was a challenge, a messy one at that.

Now, more than a day later, the arm is mending well.  See?  I'm typing with it.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

U.S. Airforce Band Plays Christmas Jazz! The Performance is Remarkable.

Three things I love: Jazz, Christmas and the US Military. This video combines all three for a really special performance of Christmas cheer. Enjoy!


Monday, December 07, 2015

Trump Gets It Right on Muslim Immigration: Stop It Completely

Donald Trump stated his planned policy on Muslim immigrants today.  He said:

"Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life."

He further explanined:
"there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population."

His planned policy is the only one that makes sense.  I have been advocating this policy since 9/11/2001.  The late Lawrence Auster advocated this policy.  Inviting in millions of believers in a murder/suicide death cult is an asinine, insane idea.  Yet some of the political "leaders" on both sides of the aisle are savaging Trump for wanting to do the obvious.

Republicans who oppose Trump's stand include Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Lindsay Graham, Ted Cruz, and Carly Fiorina.  Needless to say, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are dead set against it.

That settles it for me.  I am voting for Donald Trump.

Read more about it here.

Pearl Harbor Day, 2015

Seventy-four years have passed since the Japanese Navy attacked our ships and planes in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  December 7th, 1941.  Never forget.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

A MUSLIM CHRISTMAS TREE....Celebrating Multiculturalism and Diversity...Mutual Understanding....and Coming Together


When Tashfeen Malik and her hubby Syed Farook arrived in Hell following their mass murder of innocents in San Bernardino, they were greeted by the Prophet himself, Muhammed, or as we are used to calling him, SATAN.

Muhammed's first words to them were "Well Done!"  However, he was referring to what they would soon become roasting in the fires of Hell.

As we leave this scene, we hear Tashfeen ask Syed, "Do you smell pork cooking?"

Syed couldn't answer.  He was too busy screaming.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Mass-Murdering Muslims Kill 14+ in San Bernardino, California #jihad

A small group of Muslims have murdered 14+ people in San Bernardino, in Southern California.  Are you shocked?  Neither am I.   Mass murder is what Muslims do. Not all Muslims, just the ones who are serious about their religion.  If they die for Allah, they go straight to Muslim heaven, bypassing the Day of Judgment altogether.

We are at war with Islam -- their choice, not ours.  For our own defense, open carry and concealed carry should be the right of every American citizen.

It seems that the murderers are native-born Muslims.  The same is true of some of the Muslims in the recent Paris attack.  Also, the Muslim murderers who attacked London a few years back were also born in the U.K.  The common thread is the violent, vile ideology known as Islam.

This is why the notion of "vetting" Muslim immigrants is so brazenly stupid.  Some Muslims are peaceful, but they have children, and some of those children grow up to be devout followers of the bloody prophet Muhammad -- and therefore, terrorists.  Anyone who follows Islam is therefore a threat -- either an immediate threat, or a delayed threat through their offspring.

The only practical solution is to outlaw Islam and stop all Islamic immigration into the West.

I am too disgusted with our so-called leaders to say more at this time.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Are You Afraid of Being Called a RAAAAACIST? There is No Safety in Silence.

Is This You?
Every time I post about black dysfunction or anti-white racism, the only sound I hear from readers is crickets.  Doesn't anyone have an opinion?  Or are you all just deathly afraid of being called a RAAAACIST?  If so, this is a fear you need to overcome.

There are some compromised conservatives, now known as cuckservatives, who look for the good-boy, pat-on-the-head acceptance from liberal society, by mouthing polite fictions and supporting leftist memes (see an example, here).  They no doubt believe that the charge of "racism" directed at any and all conservatives is a bonafide misunderstanding, one that can be cleared up with a little explanation.  It can't, because it is the charge itself that is irrational -- as well as politically expedient for the lying left.

Others simply react to the racism charge like Dracula reacting to a crucifix.  They scream and turn to dust.  For them, there is no defense for the charge.  They must submit or die, figuratively.

"Racism" is the 21st century's equivalent of the 17th and 18th centuries accusation of being a witch.  In the latter case, no proof was necessary for the charge.  If the powers that be decided you were a witch, and responsible for crop failures, pestilences and bad weather, your goose was cooked.

The 21st century's "racism" accusations are very similar in purpose and effect:  to discredit and ostracize someone, even ruin them.  "Racism" is a magic word that can be used to taint anything, even inanimate objects like flags (Confederate), songs ("Take Me Back to Ole Virginny"), school menus (peanut butter sandwiches), and common expressions ("There is only one race, the human race").  Almost daily we can expect for something new to be labeled, absurdly, as "racist."  However, when everything and anything can be "racist," the term has lost all rational meaning. (See some examples here.)

Racism used to mean the irrational hatred of all members of a particular race, without exception, regardless of any person's individual qualities.  Under that older definition, the most virulent racism today comes from the black community and its white liberal supporters.  This anti-white racism is hateful and destructive, and must be confronted.  Don't be a cuckservative.  Grow some gonads.  Speak out!

Friday, November 27, 2015

UCSB White Student Union to Stage "White Solidarity" Walk-Out

Now we're getting somewhere.  The White Student Union of the University of Santa Barbara have pledged to stage a "white solidarity" walkout.  They stated:
“Join us as we walk out of our classes at 12:30 PM to show solidarity for our brothers and sisters of European descent,” the Walk Out event description reads. “We will march out (preferably chanting something inspiring on the way out) and meet outside of the UCSB MultiCultural Center where we will respectfully voice our complaints. We ask that only self-identified white students and @llies join us.
The Daily Wire has the story here.  However, the Daily Wire states that the White Student Union movement is "satirical" and that white students "are demonstrating, using parody in the form of a white student club, how divisive the black separatist movement really is."

The movement isn't satirical.  As noted in my previous post, anti-white bigotry has become extreme on the college campus, and is slanderous and marginalizing to white students.

White Student Unions Are Proliferating; Left Goes Nuts

I have never been tempted to join any "white" organizations, because I never imagined my epidermis to be of primary importance.  I don't care what color you are, as long as you are pro-liberty, pro-capitalism, and a generally nice person.  However, in the light of the following, I am seriously reevaluating the importance of my race:  the hateful "Black Lives (Only) Matter" movement, the ongoing demonization of American history and our Founding Fathers, and the extreme anti-white race hatred in Academia.  The latter has also inspired white college students to begin an organized resistance to this bigotry.

It appears that the nonsense at University of Missouri, Yale and other leftwing indoctrination centers, have finally inspired some pushback.  White Student Unions are forming in many universities -- around 30 so far.  Even the University of British Columbia in Canada has one.

The hostile work environment on college campuses is nurtured and fed by both black and white, radical professors who hate white people.  Some examples follow:
  • Ali Michael, white professor at University of Pennsylvania said that she chose never to reproduce because her children "would simply inherit white privilege."
  • Cherly E. Matias, University of Colorado education white professor, has written that "Whiteness is a disease."  
  • Saida Grundy, black professor at Boston University said“White masculinity isn’t a problem for America’s colleges, white masculinity is THE problem for America’s colleges."  She also said "Every MLK week I commit myself to not spending a dime in white-owned businesses. And every year I find it nearly impossible.” In another tweet she called white males a “problem population.”
  • Lawrence Brown, black professor at Morgan University wrote "America, you’re killing us, Your law enforcement officers, your criminal justice systems, your jail cells are all weapons of mass destruction. … White America has built an edifice of violence in the psychology and culture of white police officers and correctional officers that continues to dehumanize indigenous and black lives.”
  • Adam Kotsko, white professor at Shimer College in Chicago, stated that if you are white, and even if your ancestors never owned slaves, you are still complicit for it. When asked what white people should do because of it, Kotsko said whites "should commit mass suicide."
  • Zandria Robinson, black Sociology professor at the University of Memphis, tweeted "Whiteness is most certainly and inevitably terror."  She later claimed that white "microaggressions" were responsible for her menstrual problems.
  • Noel Ignatiev, white professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, said in a speech:“If you are a white male, you don’t deserve to live. You are a cancer, you’re a disease, white males have never contributed anything positive to the world! They only murder, exploit and oppress non-whites! At least a white woman can have sex with a black man and make a brown baby but what can a white male do? He’s good for nothing. Slavery, genocides against aboriginal peoples and massive land confiscation, the inquisition, the holocaust, white males are all to blame! You maintain your white male privilege only by oppressing, discriminating against and enslaving others.”  Ignatiev has called himself a "Race Traitor -- Because "treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity."  
The above are but a handful of available examples of the anti-white racism on the college campus.  This is a daily feature of most college campuses in America.  For students of European extraction, the college campus is a hostile work environment -- and people sue for such things.

Clearly, Academia has never been so hostile and slanderous towards white students, and it is time to call a halt.  Other ethnic groups have formed organizations to contest and sue, when necessary, the bigotry of officials, public and otherwise.  

White Student Unions have appeared on FaceBook, representing white students at the University of Cincinnati, the University of Illinois, the University of Mississippi, and others.  OF COURSE, none of these student unions have been officially recognized or accepted by the anti-white, hard-core leftists who run these universities.  

Leftist college administrators and liberal students have reacted negatively, even hysterically, to the formation of these student unions. Only "People of Color" can have student unions to represent them based on their race.  Whites are supposed to accept the scathing insults and slander directed at them daily, by "students of color" and by white and black Marxist college professors.

Whites who attempt to organize for their own protection are not allowed.  Yet. We on the right should do all we can to get such student unions officially recognized, and to help fund their efforts to eradicate anti-white bigotry through lawsuits and protests.

Once organized, will white students have the gonads to counter-demonstrate against hate groups like "Black Lives Matter," or demand resignations of anti-white racist professors?  Let us hope so.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Fellow Turkeys

I have my scammer-damaged computer almost back to full operational strength.  All major programs have been reinstalled, following a clean reinstall of Windows 10.  Most of my critical files were backed up, if not all of them.  The only files I lost were music and video files, all of which can be retrieved from the Internet, though it will take some work.  I will just pass on retrieving those, or retrieve them on an as-needed basis.

Which reminds me, my music fake books were backed up on a different external hard drive.  I'd better retrieve them right away.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Indian "Tech Support" Scam Catches My Wife

There is a telephone/internet scam originating from India that will steal your money, your identity and your files.  It is popular right now, and someone may call you claiming to be from Microsoft Tech Support, and that they have found viruses on your computer that need to be fixed immediately.  However, it is a SCAM, and the caller is not from Microsoft at all.  One of these scammers called my wife last Sunday, and she fell for it, giving the scammer online access to our computers, and even providing the scammer with the password to her bank debit card. 

My wife had been on the phone with our Internet Service Provider, discussing issues with our wireless modem.  So I was not alarmed when she came to me and said that a tech support person was on the phone, and that "corruptions" were found on our computers, and this was causing the modem problems.  The tech support guy called himself Steve, but "Steve" had a strong Indian accent.  Okay, probably calling from a call center, nothing alarming about that.  However, Steve was not from our Internet Service Provider as I had assumed.

Steve wanted to look at my computer too, so I handed it to my wife and went on smoking my cigar and drinking my morning coffee.  Steve showed us alleged corruptions on our computers using Eventvwr (Event Viewer), a utility built into Windows.  Steve, who announced that he is from Microsoft, said that Microsoft would fix the problems and protect against future ones for two years for $149.

Mrs. Chomper then gave Steve online access to our computers using a downloaded program called TeamViewer, a program that allows someone to remotely control your computer.  While TeamViewer displayed a graph on our screens, "Steve" was busily making changes to our computers behind the scenes, and installing locked passwords that would later deny us access to our own machines.  

I was sitting in the living room, but could hear my wife arguing with Steve about the necessity of providing him with a credit card.  My antennae shot up when Steve insisted on a debit card rather than a regular credit card, and stated that it was necessary for us to set up a Western Union account for transferring money.  I began yelling at my wife, "Hang up, hang up, it's a scam!"  She ignored me, perhaps too focused on her conversation with Steve, or more likely, she thinks she knows everything and needs no direction.  However, in her defense, the scammer knew her name, and provided details of her Microsoft accounts that convinced her he was on the level.  Somehow, the scammer had access to private information even before he called.

At this point, I turned on my iPad and googled "Indian guys calling from Microsoft" or some such, and immediately learned that this is the Microsoft Tech Support scam (though Microsoft has nothing to do with it).  I could find no way to shut off TeamViewer using regular means, so I pushed the power buttons down and held them, forcing our machines to power off.  This stopped any file transfers, but when I turned our laptops back on, we were unable to boot up Windows or access any programs or files.  A window came up instead, asking for a password to allow us to boot up.  It wasn't our regular passwords, and we were locked out.

Dell is sending us new Windows 10 CDs to reinstall Windows, and they should arrive tomorrow.  I suspect that we will lose both programs and files.  Meanwhile, we signed up for Lifelock, my wife cancelled her bank debit card, called Western Union and had them terminate our unwanted account with them (the scammer had already initiated a transfer of $500 from us to him, but fortunately it was cancelled in time).  Now we are busy changing all of our passwords.  For our online banking, I changed the log-in name as well as the password.  We notified the bank to be on alert for suspicious activity.

I am writing this from a nine year old Dell Inspiron, my wife's older computer that hasn't been booted up for more than a year.  It took some doing to get it operating smoothly, using a reg cleaner and updating Windows 7, reinstalling web browsers and such, and of course, running virus scans to be sure it is safe.  That took all day yesterday.

According to TechEye.Net, Microsoft seems to think that the scam "was being used by dodgy people within the Microsoft Partner Network." Microsoft terminated its relationship with certain partners who "are clearly misrepresenting their relationship with us and using our company name in order to facilitate their telephone scam operations."  Microsoft has also sued one Indian company for engaging in these scams.  Read more about it here.

The scammer's insider knowledge of my wife's Microsoft ID's and accounts is what fooled my wife.  However, Microsoft doesn't call people out of the blue.  If you get such a phone call, HANG UP.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Wishful Thinking vs Hard Reality RE: Islamic Violence

Sultan Knish nails it.  He writes:
The fulfillment of Islam depends on the subjugation of non-Muslims so that violence against non-Muslims become the essence of religion. When Hamas states that, “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah” or the ISIS rapists tell Yazidi girls that rape "draws them closer to Allah", they really do mean it. They are not perverting a great religion, as our politicians claim, they are living it. Everything they do is based on the Koran, the body of Islamic law and the greater history of Islam.
I would add to the last sentence "and the example of Muhammad."

Read the article here:  Why Islam is a Religion of War 

In the wake of the Paris atrocity of November 13, we see lots of errant opinions on  the causes and cures of Islamic violence.  At the base of this self-delusion is the belief that Muslims have a legitimate beef, and that some kind of accommodation with them is possible.

The only accommodation possible is to become Muslims ourselves, end Christianity and Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and every other religion, in favor of Islam.  We would also have to be complicit in the second holocaust of the Jews, allowing Israel to be overrun by the Muslim hordes.

Once we become Muslims, no more music concerts, pet dogs, pork or alcohol.  No more rights for women, who will become disposable property.  No more Christmases or Hanukkahs. Sharia law will be instituted, allowing adulterers to be stoned to death.  Along with adulterers, gays, fornicators, and apostates will be put to death in one grisly fashion or the other.  Thieves will have their hands cut off in the public square.

Obviously, converting to Islam is not an option any sane westerner would accept.

I believe that containment of Islam, like we once contained Communism, is the most acceptable, near-term answer.  That and a show of moral clarity by our cowardly and accommodating western leaders.  That would include making it clear to Islamic states throughout the world:
  • That we will never accept or allow Sharia law within western nations.
  • That we will never accept Islam as a legitimate religion, due to its religious doctrines requiring  unending war against all mankind, and its ongoing crimes against humanity.
  • That we will never accept Muhammad as a prophet of God, due to his immorality and history of robbery, torture, aggression and mass murder.
  • That we will punish severely any 9/11 style attacks by Islamic forces anywhere in the civilized world.
  • That any nuclear attacks by any Islamic nation on Israel or any western nation will illicit a nuclear response on Mecca and Medina, and the eradication of Islam throughout the world.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Latest Muslim Atrocity: Paris, France 11/13/2015 #ParisAttack

There was another Muslim attack on Paris last Friday, November 13, 2015.  A team of Muslim jihadists attacked several sites -- a sports stadium, a concert hall, several restaurants and a bar, machine gunning people therein at random.  The death toll now stands at 132 with 350 wounded.

Islam is at war with Western Civilization, and has been for centuries.  We crazy right-wing nuts have been warning about this for some time:  allowing Muslim immigrants into western countries is insanity, and will lead to loss of life and loss of freedoms.  Some truths, oft repeated, always ignored by the liberal/left intelligentsia:
  • Muslims kill people, lots of people, all the time; their presence in western countries is a dangerous threat to the safety and security of the host populations.
  • Muslims refuse to live in peace alongside non-Muslims, and are perpetually at war with all mankind.
  • Muslims will not assimilate into non-Muslim civilizations, but will exist as a separate, permanent, hostile minority, ready to kill and undermine their host countries when the opportunity arises.
  • Massive Muslim immigration is national suicide, and those western leaders who support it (like Angela Merkel, David Cameron and Barack Obama) are fools or traitors or both.
This is nothing new.  John Quincy Adams was the 6th president of the United States, from 1825 to 1829.  He wrote this about Islam:
He [Muhammad] poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE (Adam's capital letters)….Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. The war is yet flagrant…While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men.”
As long as there is Islam, innocent people will be murdered for no other reason that they are not Muslims.  The most immediate steps we should take:
  • Cease all Muslim immigration into the West
  • Deport those non-citizen Muslims as soon as possible
  • Encourage those here as citizens to leave, with financial assistance to do so
  • Be energy independent.  Do not deal with Islamic countries unless absolutely necessary.
  • Separate THEM from US. 
Update:  Add one more.  Get western troops out of the Middle East and stop taking sides in their unending wars against each other.  However, continue supporting Israel and its right to exist.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Cats Swing Band, Full Recital, November 13, 2015

We had a recital for our jazz/swing band last night.  You can listen to the entire recital at the link below.

My bass playing, IMHO, has improved greatly since I joined this band.  I have turned a corner.  I am not where I want to be just yet, but I am happy with my progress.

If you want to be a successful bass player:
  • Learn music theory
  • Learn bass techniques
  • Learn SONGS.  The more songs you learn, the easier it is to learn new ones.  
Here's the link:

Monday, November 09, 2015

University of Missouri Goes Far Left Radical Nuts

There are two terrible disabilities suffered by American college students today.  One is pimples.  The other is crazy-ass, over-the-top radical B.S.  The first condition results in red spots all over one's face. The second is obvious by paroxysms of unfounded outrage over made-up problems, e.g. pervasive racism, white privilege, patriarchal oppression, rape culture.  Solutions: Clearasil for the first condition, destruction of a University President's career for the second.

At the University of Missouri, black students were outraged when some kid in a passing pickup truck shouted "nigger" at one of the black students.  A second episode followed in a separate incident.  The black students found this to be proof of widespread racism on the Mizzou campus.  Their solution:  mandatory racial sensitivity training for all campus staff, teachers and students.  The hiring of more black teachers.  Most of all, an apology from the University president, i.e.:
We demand that the University of Missouri System President, Tim Wolfe, writes a handwritten apology to the Concerned Student 1-­9-­5-0 demonstrators and holds a press conference in the Mizzou Student Center reading the letter. In the letter and at the press conference, Tim Wolfe must acknowledge his white male privilege, recognize that systems of oppression exist, and provide a verbal commitment to fulfilling Concerned Student 1-9-5-­0 demands. We want Tim Wolfe to admit to his gross negligence, allowing his driver to hit one of the demonstrators, consenting to the physical violence of bystanders, and lastly refusing to intervene when Columbia Police Department used excessive force with demonstrators. (Emphasis added.)  See additional demands here.
Apparently, black students blocked the president's car in a parade to demand unending special privileges for America's rudest and most problematic minority, and police removed them from blocking the car, which held up the parade for 15 minutes.

Since that time, the black students, along with their white sheeple supporters, have organized to demand Wolfe's resignation for his failure to agree to their absurd demands.  One student went on a hunger strike, promising to starve to death until Wolfe was removed as president.  The Mizzou football team stated that they will refuse to play football until Wolfe resigned.  The wimp.

Wolfe threw in the towel and resigned as University president this morning.

The problem of immature brats acting out is not solved by acceding to their temper tantrums; it is cured by making them pay for their radical and unreasonable acts.  A good spanking is probably unfeasible, but there are other ways to deal with these immature twits:

1.  Informing the black student union that no apology will be forthcoming.  The students blocking the president's car in a parade were breaking the law and using physical intimidation in an inappropriate setting and manner, and deserved to be removed by the police.

2.  Stating quite clearly that there is no "white privilege," and that claims to the contrary are merely the excuse of non-performing minorities as a mask for their own failures.

3.  Stating that the only "systems of oppression" in place on college campuses is that of Political Correctness, i.e. the intolerance for, and suppression of ideas that conflict with those of the far left.

4.  For student football players refusing to play, barring then from any further participation in sports. If they are enrolled as beneficiaries of a sports scholarship, their immediate expulsion will result, followed by a lawsuit for damages.

5.  Announcing the hiring of more conservative professors, to counter the Marxist crapola now molding the minds of the students.

There is more, but that will do for starters.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Ben Carson Gets Reamed by Politico, Politico Gets Reamed by Rush Limbaugh

Everyone knows the major media (and a lot of the minor media) are mere house organs for the Democratic Party.  They report whatever helps their candidates, omit anything that doesn't, and make stuff up about Republicans when they can't find any real dirt.

Politico, a left wing website attempted to smear Ben Carson yesterday, with a very biased and errant article.  In case you haven't, read about it at Rush's site here.

It's good that conservatives are finally fighting back at media bias, which has become quite extreme in the past eight years.  The left is absolutely determined to foist a form of fascism on us, and we on the right are equally determined that they shall not.  What happens when an irresistible force meets an unmovable object?  Whatever it is, it won't be pretty.

Stogie Stuff: California Rain and Pumpkin Plants

Last week we had the first good rain in three years, here in Northern California.  Now the weather has turned quite cold.  I put an additional blanket on my bed last night.

My pumpkin plant experiment was a failure.  The plants are still alive, and still producing yellow flowers every day, but I suspect the cold will kill them soon.  The big plant produced three small pumpkins, all of which died soon after flowering.  Not sure why.  I'll try a bigger planting in May.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Photoshop Restoration of Photos from Antartica Expedition, 1914 - 1917

Recently, the Antarctic Heritage Trust found some 100 year old photographic negatives from a famous expedition to Antartica, 100 years ago. These were 22 never-before-seen cellulose nitrate negatives discovered inside Captain Robert Falcon Scott's last expedition base at Cape Evans on Ross Island in Antarctica.

The negatives were recovered by the Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project, which is conserving items from Captain Scott's hut. Conservators carefully separated the negatives, which had become fused together, then developed them to produce 100 year old pictures never seen before. The photos, which are damaged from their century-old ordeal, are from Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party. This party was stranded for awhile on Ross Island after its expedition ship, SY Aurora was torn from its moorings. Read more about it here and see the pictures here.

My contribution: restoring one of the photographs with Photoshop, just for fun.

Here is the original, taken from aboard the ship Aurora.  The Photoshop restoration is below.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Republicans and Democrats Merge Into a Mega-Party of Big Government. Time for Survivalist Mode?

Republicans have just approved another Obama budget with enormous deficit spending over the next two years.  The GOP is a fraud.  They are in the tank with the Democrats, and their alleged opposition to Democrat policies is a fairy tale.

We have entered a survivalist mode for conservatives.  Real conservatives, not cuckservatives who talk the talk but then screw the pooch.  Survivalist mode is more than a political strategy, it is a strategy for physical survival.  That means underground bunkers, stores of food and water, guns (pistols and rifles) and ammunition, and other supplies.  It also means militias, networks of survivalists, planned coordinated action with like-minded others.   Threats must be identified and planned for, such as the coming Islamization of America through massive immigration, the federal government's attempts to confiscate guns, the coming economic ruin caused by massive debt and wealth redistribution, and the riots that will follow.  Cities will burn and widespread looting will appear.

Look at the photo of the cockroach known as John Boehner, sucking up to Obama.  Does this look like a man who opposes Obama's dismantling of the Constitution?  No, this is the photo of a dedicated collaborator.  Boehner looks like he is about to kiss Obama's cheek.  He leaves the Speakership at the end of this month, but is doing everything he can to help Obama and the Democrats before he does.

I don't speak for anyone but myself.  However, it seems to me that the Republican Party is lost, hopelessly compromised, greatly ineffective at stopping the statist advance.  My once strong loyalty to the GOP is gone.  My vote is up for grabs.  I would love to see a serious, third political party.

In the coming elections of 2016, I will vote for the Republican nominee if he is Ted Cruz, Donald Trump or Ben Carson.  If anyone else, I will probably vote for Third Party candidate Jim Webb.

What will you do?

Monday, October 26, 2015

Unhealthy Trends: A Nation of Girly-Men

There seems to be an all-out assault on masculinity these days, by the sick cultural and political forces that erode our civilization.  ROTC students are forced to march around campus in red, high-heel shoes, or wear a pregnancy pouch.  Military standards are lowered to allow women into the Marines, and there is talk of allowing "transgenders" to openly serve in the military.  That means male soldiers in dresses.  Cute.  Quaint.

In short, the whole emphasis of our political and cultural transformation is to make us a genderless society, where men and women are interchangeable (think "Caitlyn" Jenner), and we become a mindless army of preprogrammed robots who never stand out or differ from one another, in any way.  We will look the same, dress the same, vote the same and most importantly, think the same.  When Democrats talk about equality, they are advocating equality in every possible extreme, even that which seems to contradict nature.

Perhaps we should adopt the blue unisex civilian uniforms that the Chinese used to wear back in the 1970s.  Only when the human race has been transmogrified into ants, will the elitists be satisfied.

God, I hate what we are becoming as a nation.

Also see Fred Reed's "Wimp Nation"

Going as a Liberal for Halloween

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Murder of Western Civilization

Tens of thousands of Muslim men are invading much of western Europe, allegedly refugees from violence in their Islamic countries.  Many observers believe that these immigrants are really an invading force, with the end goal being the Islamization of Western Civilization.  I agree with these observers.

However, the fools who run Germany and Great Britain have been welcoming these invaders, completely complicit in the cultural destruction and future ruination of their own nations.  The German leader Angela Merkel is especially culpable.  There is strong opposition to this Islamization by the people of the U.K. and Germany, but it is dangerous to openly state it.  These countries are no longer free nations:  you can be arrested and jailed for criticizing Islam, or suggesting that the religion and culture are incompatible with western values.

If these leftwing leaders wanted to purposely destroy Western Civilization, what would they do differently than what they are doing now?

Related article:  Muslim Invasion of Europe

Friday, October 16, 2015

California Bans "Redskins" as a School Mascot

California is the first state to ban the mascot name "Redskins" in public schools.  Assemblyman Luis Alejo presented the bill, which was signed by Governor Brown this week.

Schools with the mascot name "Redskins" will have until January 2017 to change their mascot name and eradicate "Redskins" from school uniforms, buildings and other mentions.

According to the Lance Newspaper of Hollister, California, there are four California high schools using the "Redskins" name.  One of them, Gustine High School, has used the name for 80 years, and has the name implanted in the floor of their gym.  It will be an expensive proposition for them to change all school uniforms and redo the gym floor.

Tough buns.  The Nanny State of California knows best, and as usual, liberals find their greatest accomplishments in what they ban, forbid and suppress -- and not what they allow.  Government is force, and nowhere else in America is that premise better illustrated in California -- land of budding fascism and vanishing freedom.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Some Conservative Bloggers Are Calling It Quits

Some blogger friends are calling it quits, saying goodbye to blogging.  One is Debbie Hamilton of Right Truth, and the other is Rick Darby of Reflecting Light.  Debbie is moving on to other things and Rick is just tired of blogging -- he has been at it ten years this past September.

I understand.  I too have thought about hanging it up.  If the right wing blogosphere is having any noticeable effect on the direction of the country, it isn't really obvious to me.  The USA seems to be going leftward at an increasing speed.  Each day brings forth some new outrage that would have been unthinkable ten years ago.

The major media are firmly in leftist hands.

Academia is far left and increasingly berserk.

The Supreme Court is a Clown Parade, a bad joke, a failed agency of government.  They prove only that we cannot rely on parchment to protect our liberties.

We have a terrible, reckless, out-of-control president who increasingly seeks to rule as a dictator through the use of executive decree.  Lately he has been threatening gun rights through this avenue.

Political correctness, i.e., what you can say or think or do, is tightly regulating open discourse, discussion and debate.  There may as well be a far-left speech code imposed on the country, under penalty of death for disobedience, because the First Amendment is pretty much fatally wounded.  One must not offend special groups, or commit microaggressions, lest one be insulted with racial epithets (like Ben Carson was recently, when called a "coon" by some black woman professor) or assaulted with outright profanity -- Seth Rogen, a Canadian comedic actor, stating publicly that Carson can "go fuck himself."  The proper response to Rogen, this pathetic girly-man, is not a rebuttal, but a strong punch in the mouth -- hard enough to dislodge several teeth.

When will the Revolution finally start?  I can hardly wait.

Meanwhile, goodbye to those bloggers who are giving it up.  I understand.  What's the point?  We are losing the country and our freedoms and the downhill slide is only accelerating.

Seth Rogen and his ilk have not only fucked Ben Carson, but all the rest of us as well.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Bye Bye Boehner (#RINOS)

John Boehner, the ineffective, compliant collaborator with all things Obama, will resign from Congress and the Speakership of the House, at the end of October.

It's about time.  Mitch McConnell should be next.  Pink slips for pinkos.  I like it.

I wrote about the Boehner problem almost two years ago, and nothing has changed since then.

Read it here.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Stogie's Band: A Couple of Jazz Tunes, Live Performance #Jazz

Here's a couple of songs my band is studying right now.  These recordings were made at our regular weekly practice.

All Right, Okay, You Win


If possible, listen with earphones, otherwise you can't hear the bass and get the full effect.

Update for Georgette:

I added some more songs.

Dreamsville (Practice Sesson)

Cute (Recital)

Corcovado (Practice Session)

Satin Doll (Recital)

Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Recital)

Embraceable You (Recital)

In a Mellow Tone (Recital)

Awful Angst and Angry Aggravation: The Musings and Meditations of a Stogiemeister

Ugh, lately I don't feel good writing about politics.  Politics is so dirty today, invested as it is in the personal destruction and persecution of conservative dissenters.  Often, politics brings out the worst in me.  It causes me to feel hatred sometimes, and I hate that ugly feeling.  Liberals hate our guts, and it is a challenge not to return the sentiment.

I especially dislike the "piling on" of popular-culture robots when some person makes a comment that is reviled, repudiated, repeated and reprinted, stoking enormous ideological hatred for the person who made the remark.  Often the remark is misinterpreted or taken out of context.  I have defended many victims of this phenomenon, and not only conservatives.  I have defended liberals as well, for the sake of justice and fair play.  See here, for instance.

In any case, Fall is in the air and I look forward to the holiday season.

I finished my last corporate tax return on September 15, and now have more time to practice playing bass.  I'd like to get in three hours a day, but one hour will do in a pinch.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hunting the Wild Social Justice Warrior (#gamergate)

I just finished Vox Day's book about "Social Justice Warriors" -- what they are, what they do, why they do it and how to fight them.  The book is called "SJWs Always Lie."  You can buy the Kindle version from Amazon for around $10.

This is one of the best books I ever read about the left-right culture wars now raging through Western Civilization.  Vox Day describes predictable patterns in how leftist politicos attack normal people, and attempt to ruin the lives and careers of anyone who goes against "the Narrative" -- that is, whatever propaganda line a particular cell of crazies is pushing, e.g., men oppress women, white racism oppresses all non-whites, this or that is "racist," etc ad infinitum.  These Social Justice Warriors enthusiastically support radical feminism, abortion on demand, open borders, socialism, racial-norming, same sex marriage, transgender acceptance, and many other left-wing causes, and hate those who oppose them.  They regularly destroy the reputations and careers of non-SJWs merely to make examples of them, to create fear in the rest of society, to bully and intimidate outsiders into supporting the Narrative, or at the very least, into silence and non-opposition.

My last post, about the radical feminist Charlotte Proudman, is a textbook example of how SJWs work, and how they attack and destroy non-SJWs.  They do this, not only to support and push the Narrative, but to gain notoriety and respect from fellow SJWs.  They have zero sympathy for their victims, and are completely amoral and ruthless.  

SJWs try to infiltrate and eventually control various organizations and industries.  Vox Day has successfully fought them in the gaming and science fiction industry, but they have substantial control over major media and academia, as well as various left-leaning corporations.  The latter three are usually characterized by oppressive speech codes or "codes of behavior," in order to control the leftist narrative and have a means of identifying and punishing dissenters.   Free speech is still technically legal, but may result in social and professional ostracism, job loss, and a sullied reputation.

Vox Day gives several recent examples of careers destroyed or damaged by this modern-day version of the Red Guard.  He explains what to do and how to react if you become a target.  He explains strategies for defeating this evil movement, and yes, it can be defeated.  He's done it.

This valuable book is a must-read for all defenders of Western Civilization and freedom of speech, association and conscience.  I strongly recommend it.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Man-Hating British Barrister Emasculates British Lawyer for Praising Her Looks (#Proudman)

Bumpy Nose Barrister Charlotte Proudman
I saw this at The Other McCain:  a law partner in Britain connected on Linked-In with one Charlotte Proudman, a barrister (that's British for "attorney").  The law partner, one Alexander Carter Silk, had both a lapse in judgment and a lapse in taste, and remarked to Proudman that he found her Linked-In photo (see left) "stunning."

Proudman, being one of those aberrants known as feminists, then castigated Silk for his sexism.  Not satisfied with merely emasculating Silk privately, she then tacked his severed penis over her office law degree to be viewed as a grisly trophy by fellow man-hating lesbians (aka "feminists").  I speak figuratively, of course.  In lieu of brandishing a severed penis, she copied and pasted the private conversation on social media to publicly embarrass and shame Mr. Silk.  Not satisfied with that, she registered a formal complaint against him with the British version of the Bar Association.  Proudman was doing all she could to seriously damage a man's professional reputation and career for the crime (and error, IMHO) of finding her pretty.

Now if you were a male lawyer in London, would you wish to professionally associate with Ms. Proudman?  Or link to her on Linked-In, or refer clients to her, or hire her, or work with her in any capacity?  I think not.  Man-hating feminists are like faulty time-bombs, ready and able to blow up in your face when you are least expecting it.  Who needs that?  Better to just give her a wide berth, and I can assure you, many will.  This dumb broad merely shot herself in the foot, all for the moral vanity of playing "victim."  I suspect she hurt her own law career far more than she could ever hurt that of Silk.

As for Mr. Silk, his comment about Proudman's appearance as "stunning" was indeed foolhardy, considering today's hostile work environment for normal people.  However, his main guilt is in his poor taste.  The only thing "stunning" about Proudman's appearance is that huge bump on the side of her nose.  Perhaps she should mate with a pelican.  A gay one, to be sure.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Liberals Love Evil

I got into an online argument with a leftist who attacked me on FaceBook.  He had read this blog and called me a bigot for linking to a "racist, anti-Islamic website."  He could only have meant Pamela Geller's site.  All Geller does is print news items about the daily atrocities, social outrages and news of the Muslim world and of the Muslim immigrants.  Truth can't be "racist," except to morons like Franklin Delano RiehlButthead, or whatever his weird last name is.

So here we are, fourteen years down the road from 911, and leftist morons like FDR are incensed that anyone write the unvarnished truth about the world's vilest, most barbaric, violent and evil religion ever to oppress mankind.  Liberal/leftists are so full of love and tolerance for anyone who hates our guts and wants to kill us.  They love evil and rush to embrace it.

I would love to punch this a-hole in the mouth.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Supporters of the Confederate Flag: What the Flag Means to Us

A Southern Brother and Patriot
For the past three months or so, we have been told what the Confederate flag means to leftists, liberals and radical blacks.  They have preached their negative impressions from the rooftops, censoring, banning and banishing everything Confederate in their path.  To these people, the very sight of a Confederate flag means "I hate black people!  I'm against racial equality!  I want to bring back segregation, Jim Crow and poll taxes! Long live White Supremacy!"

Well thanks for explaining to us what's in our evil Southern hearts.  We would never have known what we are feeling without liberal-provided stereotypes and knee-jerk reactions to colored cloth.

Okay, enough B.S.  Now I will tell you what we REALLY feel about the Confederate flag, and why it fills our hearts with self-recognition, loyalty and pride.

We love and fly the Confederate flag to nonverbally state the following:

1.  The South is our country, a country within a country.  We are a people with a history of shared sacrifice, suffering and survival.  The flag says to us, "I belong to something greater than myself:  a nation, a people."  Our nationhood includes many Southern black brothers and sisters who also revere the Confederate flag.  Maybe they didn't read the liberal/leftist/Democrat talking points and are unaware of what they are supposed to believe.

2.  We reject the Northern version of history, that the North fought to free the slaves and the South fought to keep and expand slavery.  The war was a war of conquest based on the North's insistence on subjugating the South economically, and its desire to continue subjecting the South to high tariffs, unfair taxation for the benefit of the North at the expense of the South.

3.  We insist that the Southern states had a legal and moral right to secede from the Union, that "the consent of the governed" was the overriding factor and principle in the South's decision to secede.  The South no longer consented.

4.  We believe that the North's brutal invasion and conquest of the South was criminal in the extreme, naked aggression for the purpose of continuing to tax and rule the Southern states.  There was nothing honorable, legal, moral or right in the North's aggression.  We wholeheartedly condemn it.

5.  We will forever revere and honor our Confederate ancestors who fought for Southern Independence, and forever mourn what was lost at Appomattox -- the right to govern ourselves.

All of the above five points could be summarized as this:  "The South was right and the North was wrong!"  Or, alternatively, "We are Southern loyalists and we are still here!  Deal with it!"

As for the notion that we fly the flag to make liberal black people feel bad, well that's just not true.  Liberals, whether black or white, are just not so important to us to make us expend the energy.  Not that it takes much energy to offend a liberal.  Anyone can do it without hardly trying. Nevertheless, we'd rather sit on our porches and drink iced tea and smoke cigars.  Hating morons takes too much work and accomplishes nothing.

I suspect the current antagonism towards everything Confederate is borne of a worry that we the conquered may not forever wish to remain that way.  Disloyalty to the current mega-state cannot be tolerated.  All must think the same, vote the same, and behave the same.   Screw that.  Long live the South!

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Muslim Attack on America: Fourteen Years Later. Remembering the Heroes of Flight 93.

So today is the fourteenth anniversary of the Islamic attack on America.  On September 11, 2001, devout Muslims commandeered four commercial jet airliners and crashed two of them into the Twin Towers in New York City, one into the Pentagon, and the fourth was stopped by the passengers before reaching its target -- possibly the Congressional Building or the White House.

Los Gatos High School
The fourth flight, United Airlines Flight 93, was bound for Washington, D.C.  The plane's flight was delayed by half an hour, and so the passengers learned of the prior 911 attacks from telephone conversations with airlines personnel and family members.  Huddled in the back of the plane where the Muslim hijackers had moved them, the passengers decided to fight back and attempt to take control of the plane.  They charged the cockpit and the lone Muslim guard outside the cockpit door.  They did not succeed, but their attempt forced the hijackers to abort the mission, nose-diving the plane into a field in Pennsylvania.  There is no telling how many lives were saved and what terrible damage was prevented.

Todd Beamer was one of the heroic passengers.  He was the one who announced the start of the passenger rebellion with the words "Let's roll."

Todd Beamer and a fellow hero, Mark Bingham, were both graduates of Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, California.  I think of Todd and Mark every Thursday in the summer, when I drive into downtown Los Gatos to attend my Big Band class and practice jazz with the Cats Swing Band (we named our band "the Cats" in reference to Los Gatos, which is Spanish for "the cats."  Los Gatos was named by early Spanish settlers who saw two wildcats fighting there.)  To get to the Los Gatos Recreation hall, I drive right by Los Gatos High School (home of the Los Gatos Wildcats, colors black and orange) on my right, and view its large, grassy lawns and lovely countryside appearance.  Two good, brave men went to school there, and were two of the 2,996 killed on that evil day.  Todd Beamer was from the Los Gatos High Class of 1987, and Mark Bingham was from the Class of 1988.

There is much nastiness of a political nature that I could discuss here today -- But I'll give it a rest.  No politics. Today I will just quietly remember Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham and the other passengers of Flight 93 who, faced with certain death, decided to go down fighting.  God bless them all, for their sacrifice and their inspiration.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Donald Trump's Worst Enemy: Himself. Wise Up, Donald!

Donald Trump
I have been supporting Donald Trump's candidacy over all others.  I like how he is bitch-slapping the GOP establishment, the go-along Vichy Republicans who are the willing bitches of the Democratic Party.  However, Trump has done himself no favors lately in making intemperate, tactless remarks against other candidates.

I am not referring to his description of Megyn Kelly as a bimbo -- a stupid remark, but not totally off target.  Kelly is more of an opportunist who would trade conservative principles for media fame and acclaim, and therefore not our friend.  I don't object to his description of Lindsey Graham, the wimpish do-nothing senator from South Carolina, as "a guy who couldn't get a job."  Graham is totally without substance or credibility as either a conservative or a Republican.  Again, not our friend.

However, this week Trump made disparaging remarks about Carly Fiorina's appearance, particularly, her face.  Fiorina didn't deserve that.  This was a "gratuitous insult" -- one that had no purpose, was not a reaction to something Fiorina said or did.  It was a cheap shot.

All "The Donald" accomplished was to make himself look like a boorish, tactless cad.  He wants to be the nominee, yet is supplying the Democrats with enormous ammunition to use against him.  Think of the numerous political ads they will run, quoting Trump's own words, to show him as a thoughtless bully with no sense of decorum or propriety -- or basic manners, for that matter.

So today, at long last, I am reevaluating my support for Donald Trump.  With his big mouth and lack of tact, I am beginning to think he cannot win the presidency.  My advice:  Shut up, Donald.  We know you have big gonads, now show us that you have a brain as well.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The Terrible Truth About Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate War

One of the best, and yet most succinct essays on Abraham Lincoln's tyranny, is this:  The Terrible Truth About Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate War.  It was written by Michael Hutcheson at his blog, Snap Out of It America.  Michael has not updated his blog in well over a year, and I fear that his excellent essay will be lost or forgotten.  So I am reblogging it here in its entirety.

President Lincoln has been all but deified in America, with a god-like giant statue at a Parthenon-like memorial in Washington. Generations of school children have been indoctrinated with the story that “Honest Abe” Lincoln is a national hero who saved the Union and fought a noble war to end slavery, and that the “evil” Southern states seceded from the Union to protect slavery. This is the Yankee myth of history, written and promulgated by Northerners, and it is a complete falsity. It was produced and entrenched in the culture in large part to gloss over the terrible war crimes committed by Union soldiers in the War Between the States, as well as Lincoln’s violations of the law, his shredding of the Constitution, and other reprehensible acts. It has been very effective in keeping the average American ignorant of the real causes of the war, and the real nature, character and record of Lincoln. Let us look at some unpleasant facts.
In his first inaugural address, Lincoln stated clearly that (1) he had no legal authority to interfere with slavery where it existed, (2) that he had no inclination or intention to do so even if he had the legal authority, (3) that he would enforce the Fugitive Slave Act, returning runaway slaves escaping to the North to their masters in the South, and (4) that he fully supported the Thirteenth Amendment then being debated in Congress which would protect slavery in perpetuity and was irrevocable. He later famously stated, “Do not paint me with the Abolitionist brush.”
Although there was some opposition to slavery in the country, the government was willing to concede everything the South wanted regarding slavery to keep it in the Union. Given all these facts, the idea that the South seceded to protect slavery is as absurd as the idea that Lincoln fought the war to end slavery. Lincoln himself said in a famous letter after the war began that his sole purpose was to save the Union, and not to either save or end slavery; that if he could save the Union without freeing a single slave, he would. Nothing could be clearer.
For decades before the war, the South, through harsh tariffs, had been supplying about 85% of the country’s revenue, nearly all of which was being spent in the North to boost its economy, build manufacturing, infrastructure, railroads, canals, etc. With the passage of the 47% Morrill Tariff the final nail was in the coffin. The South did not secede to protect slavery, although certainly they wished to protect it; they seceded over a dispute about unfair taxation, an oppressive Federal government, and the right to separate from that oppression and be governed “by consent”, exactly the same issues over which the Founding Fathers fought the Revolutionary War. When a member of Lincoln’s cabinet suggested he let the South go in peace, Lincoln famously replied, “Let the South go? Where, then, would we get our revenue!” He then launched a brutal, empirical war to keep the free and sovereign states, by force of arms, in the Union they had created and voluntarily joined, and then voluntarily left. This began his reign of terror.
Lincoln was the greatest tyrant and despot in American history. In the first four months of his presidency, he created a complete military dictatorship, destroyed the Constitution, ended forever the constitutional republic which the Founding Fathers instituted, committed horrendous crimes against civilian citizens, and formed the tyrannical, overbearing and oppressive Federal government which the American people suffer under to this day. In his first four months, he
  1. Failed to call Congress into session after the South fired upon Fort Sumter, in direct violation of the Constitution.
  2. Called up an army of 75,000 men, bypassing the Congressional authority in direct violation of the Constitution.
  3. Unilaterally suspended the writ of habeas corpus, a function of Congress, violating the Constitution. This gave him the power, as he saw it, to arrest civilians without charge and imprison them indefinitely without trial—which he did.
  4. Ignored a Supreme Court order to restore the right of habeas corpus, thus violating the Constitution again and ignoring the Separation of Powers which the Founders put in place exactly for the purpose of preventing one man’s using tyrannical powers in the executive.
  5. When the Chief Justice forwarded a copy of the Supreme Court’s decision to Lincoln, he wrote out an order for the arrest of the Chief Justice and gave it to a U.S. Marshall for expedition, in violation of the Constitution.
  6. Unilaterally ordered a naval blockade of southern ports, an act of war, and a responsibility of Congress, in violation of the Constitution.
  7. Commandeered and closed over 300 newspapers in the North, because of editorials against his war policy and his illegal military invasion of the South. This clearly violated the First Amendment freedom of speech and press clauses.
  8. Sent in Army forces to destroy the printing presses and other machinery at those newspapers, in violation of the Constitution.
  9. Arrested the publishers, editors and owners of those newspapers, and imprisoned them without charge and without trial for the remainder of the war, all in direct violation of both the Constitution and the Supreme Court order aforementioned.
  10. Arrested and imprisoned, without charge or trial, another 15,000-20,000 U.S. citizens who dared to speak out against the war, his policies, or were suspected of anti-war feelings. (Relative to the population at the time, this would be equivalent to President G.W. Bush arresting and imprisoning roughly 150,000-200,000 Americans without trial for “disagreeing” with the Iraq war; can you imagine?)
  11. Sent the Army to arrest the entire legislature of Maryland to keep them from meeting legally, because they were debating a bill of secession; they were all imprisoned without charge or trial, in direct violation of the Constitution.
  12. Unilaterally created the state of West Virginia in direct violation of the Constitution.
  13. Sent 350,000 Northern men to their deaths to kill 350,000 Southern men in order to force the free and sovereign states of the South to remain in the Union they, the people, legally voted to peacefully withdraw from, all in order to continue the South’s revenue flow into the North.
These are just a few of the most egregious things Lincoln did during his despotic presidency. He set himself up as a tyrannical dictator with powers never before utilized or even imagined by any previous administration. During this four years of terrible war he was one of the greatest despots the world has ever known, his tyranny focused against his own countrymen, both North and South. He was called a despot and tyrant by many newspapers and citizens both North and South, until he had imprisoned nearly all those who dared to simply speak out against his unconstitutional usurpations of power. Those who disagreed with him were branded as “traitors”, just as were the brave and honorable men in the states which had legally seceded from the Union over just such issues as these criminal abuses of power by the Federal government.
Four months after Fort Sumter, when Lincoln finally called Congress back into session, no one dared oppose anything he wanted or speak out against him for fear of imprisonment, so completely had he entrenched his unilateral power and silenced his other many critics.
The Union army, under Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan and President Lincoln, committed active genocide against Southern civilians—this is difficult for some to believe, but it is explicit in their writings and dispatches at the time and indisputable in their actions. Tens of thousands of Southern men, women and children—civilians—white and black, slave and free alike—were shot, hanged, raped, imprisoned without trial, their homes, lands and possessions stolen, pillaged and burned, in one of the most horrific and brutal genocides ever inflicted upon a people anywhere; but the Yankee myth of history is silent in these well-documented matters. For an excellent expose of these war crimes and their terrible extent, see War Crimes Against Southern Civilians by Walter Brian Cisco.
Only after the Union had suffered two years of crushing defeats in battle did Lincoln resolve to “emancipate” the slaves, and only as a war measure, a military tactic, not for moral or humanitarian purposes. He admitted this, remarking, “We must change tactics or lose the game.” He was hoping, as his original draft of the document shows, that a slave uprising would occur, making it harder for Southerners to continue the war. His only interest in freeing the slaves was in forcing the South to remain in the Union. His Emancipation Proclamation was denounced by Northerners, Southerners and Europeans alike for its absurdity and hypocrisy; for, it only “freed” the slaves in the seceded states—where he could not reach them—and kept slavery intact in the North and the border states—where he could have freed them at once.
The Gettysburg Address, the most famous speech in American history, is an absurd piece of war rhetoric and a poetry of lies. We were not “engaged in a great Civil War, to see whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, can long endure.” The South was engaged in a War of Independence from a tyrannical North, and after having legally seceded, wished only “to be let alone.” The North was engaged in a war of empire, to keep the South involuntarily under its yoke. Government “of the people, by the people and for the people” would not have “perished from the earth” had the North lost the war; on the contrary, it perished in the United States when the North won the war; for, freely representative government, by consent of the governed, is exactly what the South was fighting for and exactly what Lincoln’s military victory destroyed.
The checks and balances of powers, the separation of powers, the constitutional constraints so carefully and deliberately put into place by the Founding Fathers, had all been destroyed in Lincoln’s first months. The Republic which the Founders gave us had been completely destroyed and a new nation-state was set up; one in which the free and sovereign States would afterward be only vassals and tributaries, slaves to an all-powerful, oppressive Federal government. This new nation-state is completely different in both nature and consequence to the original American Republic. One only has to look around today to see the end results and legacy of Lincoln’s war, his destruction of freedom, and his institution of despotic, centralized governmental power and tyranny.
In retrospect, it is a tragedy that John Wilkes Booth did not act four years earlier. Slavery would have ended naturally, as it has everywhere else (except in African and Arab states); the American Republic, liberty, and 700,000 lives would have been saved, and untold thousands of those young men would have lived to contribute their ingenuity, inventions, creativity and talents to the political, economic, literary, scientific and social legacy of our people. And the greatest despotic tyrant in American history would never have gained the foothold of power or been able to establish the oppressive and omnipotent Federal government we all suffer under today.