Friday, September 30, 2016

VIDEO: Richard Trentlage, RIP

"Richard Trentlage?", Walt hears you ask. "Who he?" Just the man who wrote one of America's most beloved jingles, that's who! The jingle he wrote appeared in a 1960s television commercial featuring cartoon children marching along and singing. The tune remained a fixture for the next half a century. Here it is.

Richard Trentlage was born in Chicago and began penning jingles as a high school student. Later, he transformed his living room into a recording studio, inviting his own children to sing on audition tapes. He died on September 21st, at age 87. Click here to read his obituary. His song lives on.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

VIDEO: Who won the 1st Debate? A Catholic commentary

I've tried to keep religion out of my comments on the US presidential election, but keep reading comments in the lamestream media that all the Catholics are getting behind Shrillery Clinton, because Donald Trump's policies are racist, xenophobic, nationalist, isolationist, anti-environment -- everything that the Church is against.

I wonder how anyone is supposed to know what the mainstream Catholic Church stands for nowadays, but let's leave that aside for now. The fact is that a lot of traditional Catholics -- those who cling to the Faith of our fathers -- are supporting Mr Trump because, with all his faults, he is more likely to do things that we think must be done -- defunding Planned Parenthood, for example -- than is the Worst of the Worst (that would be Hellery), beholden as she is to the "rats, rodents and vermin" for whom she fronts.

That phrase comes from our old friend Michael Matt, editor of The Remnant. Here's his take on the first Debate. Worth a look.

Further viewing: Part 1 of Mr Matt's commentary: "Who's Behind America's Race War?" If you're a regular reader of WWW, the answer won't surprise you, but [spoiler deleted. Ed.]

VIDEO: What's wrong with "fat-shaming"?

What was it, exactly, that The Donald called Rosie O'Donnell? A fat slob? A pig? A porker? Ed. has chased down the New York Times account of how the feud started.

According to the Times, in 2006 Mr Trump "unleashed a verbal fusillade on Entertainment Tonight, calling Ms. O’Donnell 'disgusting' and 'a slob' with 'a fat, ugly face'. He said he wanted to take her to court so he could 'take some money out of her fat-ass pockets' and wondered aloud why anyone would choose to be in a romantic relationship with her.

"'We’re all a little chubby, but Rosie is just worse than most of us,' he said. 'But it's not the chubbiness. Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out.'

"Mr. Trump went on Late Show With David Letterman to talk about his dislike for Ms O'Donnell"...who had recently come out as a lesbian, calling her 'a degenerate'."

Yeah. "Degenerate". That was the part Walt had forgotten. Nowadays, the Times and their anointed candidate Shrillery Clinton would call that remark an example of Mr Trump's "homophobia". They've already labelled the rest "fat-shaming", which is yet another example of The Donald's persistent political incorrectness.

He did say that "we're all a little chubby" -- meaning all Americans, Walt presumes -- but that's something you just can't say any more, not even about yourself. Even as the American woman tips the scales at 166.2 lbs (in 2015), up from 140 lbs in 1960, the words "fat", "huuuuuge", "immense", "gargantuan", "enormous", [That's enough fat words. Ed.] have been banned from the language.

Political correctness was not always so pervasive. As recently as the 80s, fat jokes were a staple on Married With Children. Here's a mix. Hope you can enjoy them before the PC police have them removed from YouTube.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

UPDATED: Here's what Trump said that voters will remember

The following is taken, without edit or comment, from "Trump lost the debate by every normal standard. But these aren't normal times" by Michael den Tandt -- no Trumpie he -- in Canada's Postmedia papers.

Here’s a bet: In a week, most of Twitter will have forgotten the details of Trump’s numerous falsehoods Monday, because he’ll have uttered new ones, perhaps more outrageous.

But viewers will remember he said this: On trade, bring back our jobs and stop the dastardly foreigners from stealing them away. On gun violence, crime and race, impose law and order in the inner city. On national security, smash ISIL and force the feckless Europeans (and Canadians, surely) in NATO to do some of the work, for once in their worthless lives.

Further reading, added 28/9/16: "Why Hillary won the first round on points, why it probably won't do her any good, and why she can be sure Trump will come out swinging harder next time", by Piers Morgan in the Daily Mail (UK), 27/9/16.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

UPDATED: Round 1: no clear winner

Before the Great Debate (Part I), the Trump campaign and the Clinton campaign made two agreements. One was announced to the TV audience; one was not. The public deal was that the audience at Hofstra University should refrain from cheering (or booing) during the debate. Which, it turned out, is like asking a dog to refrain from licking its balls. The second agreement was that The Donald should call Shrillery "Secretary Clinton" and she should call him "Mr Trump". Instead, Mrs Bill Clinton belittled Mr Trump by calling him "Donald" throughout. So much for courtesy and respect.

I watched the whole thing, waiting for the Big Moment when Mr Trump would explode or Mrs Clinton would implode. Neither event eventuated. There was plenty of give and take, lots of interruptions, and more than a modicum of prevarication, obfuscation and assorted bullshit. A few scratches from my notepad....

The Donald had the better of the first section on the economy. He said it takes a businessman -- not a career politician -- to know what businesses need in order to create jobs and get the economy moving again. Having no plan except more regulation, more taxation and more of the same, Hellery tried to attack Mr Trump's business record but said nothing that hasn't been said before.

Mr Trump boasted (imagine that!) of being a successful businessman, and said that his public filings in connection with his candidacy showed that his income last year was $649 million. Mrs Clinton said the real question was how much tax did he pay, and why he won't reveal his tax records. The Donald replied that, against the advice of his lawyers, he would publish his tax returns just as soon as La Clinton published the 33,000 e-mail deleted on purpose from her private server. That was when the audience, unable to restrain themselves any longer, burst into applause. Best hit of the evening for Mr Trump.

Mrs Clinton had the edge on the last section, on the topic of making America secure, which somehow morphed into a discussion about foreign policy and the Obama War. With the assistance of the otherwise weak and ineffectual moderator, Lester Holt, Hellery tried again to pin the "I supported invading Iraq" button on Mr Trump. He retorted that he said "Maybe" to that idea only once, the first time he was asked about it, but consistently opposed the Iraq war after that. "You can ask Sean Hannity!", he said, challenging the lamestream media to do that.

What was overlooked, in that exchange, was that whether Mr Trump was for or against the Iraq war, the withdrawal from Iraq, the half-hearted war on ISIS, etc etc, is beside the point. Mr Trump was not in government or even in Congress. Mrs Clinton was. Along with President 0, she bears direct responsibility for the Middle East mess in which the USA now finds itself embroiled.

Cyber security was mentioned. The Donald missed a glorious opportunity to ask Secretary Clinton what she did to protect her illegal private e-mail server from being hacked. I would have liked to hear Hellery explain that one.

Finally, Mrs Clinton said she would a better president, in terms of dealing with security and negotiating with world leaders because (she says) she has the experience and the "temperament" for it. Mr Trump countered that he doesn't think she has the "stamina", and, as for experience, she's had 30 years of experience, almost all of it bad! Cue more applause from the audience.

I have a thought, which Mr Trump hinted at, about Shrillery's fitness and ability to deal with world leaders. The two most powerful leaders in the world today are Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Guohua. Seems to me if there's going to be a mano-a-mano confrontation between POTUS and Mr Putin or Mr Xi, I want POTUS to be a MAN. So also in dealing with America's good friends (ha!) the Saudis and sworn enemies, the Iranians. The male leaders of those strict Muslim nations won't even sit down to talk with a woman. I say the presidency of the USA is man's job, whether the feminists like it or not.

The consensus of the lamestream media pundits going into last night's Debate was that Mrs Clinton could only win by hitting The Donald with a real knock-out blow. She didn't. They were also saying that if Mr Trump managed to get through the evening without going berserk, he would have done well enough. He did that. But he didn't cause Hellery to have a conniption fit, as his supporters were hoping. So I'm not calling him a winner either. Result of Round I -- a draw.

Further reading, added 28/9/16: Scott "Dilbert" Adams scores the first debate.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

UPDATED: Washington shooter turns out to be Turkish

Apparently random murder spree in a typical suburban American shopping mall. Five dead, ranging in age from a teenager to a senior citizen. "No apparent motive," the cops said. Just random.

Massive manhunt for the suspect, first described as "Hispanic-looking" ensues. Last night, Island County Sheriff's Lieutenant Mike Hawley, on patrol in Oak Harbor WA, spots someone who looks like the guy in the video, and arrests him.

Now in police custody is Arcan Cetin, aged 20, a sometime resident of Oak Harbor, arrested previously for assault, DUI, and more assault. Last December, he was ordered by an Island County District Court judge not to possess a firearm.

Authorities did not say how the suspect may have obtained the weapon -- whether he retrieved it from outside or picked it up in the mall -- but they believe he acted alone. The weapon was recovered at the scene.

"Arcan Cetin?", Walt hears you say. "Doesn't sound Irish or Dutch." Well, no. Mr Cetin immigrated to the Excited States of America from... wait for it... Turkey.

So far, nothing has been said about Mr Cetin's religion (or lack thereof), and nothing has been said about his motive (or lack thereof). Walt suspects nothing more will be said until after tomorrow night's Great Debate. Why make things any more awkward for Crooked Hillary than they are already?

Further reading (and watching -- VIDEO embedded): "'The more Muslims you have, the more terrorists.' (Mark Steyn)" WWW 21/9/16.

UPDATED 25/9/16: From the AP mojo wire... "Cetin also appeared to have blogs on the site Tumblr that had not been updated in many months. They included seemingly random posts about serial killer Ted Bundy, a collection of selfies, the top-secret Area 51 Cold War test site and photos of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The two blogs linked back to each other and one of them linked to what appeared to be his Twitter page." Walt's emphasis. Stay tuned for more....

Saturday, September 24, 2016

"I only came to fuck the women," sez Muslim "asylum-seeker"

Muslim "refugees" and asylum-seekers in their 1000s are spreading throughout Europe, a-rippin', a-rappin' and a-rapin'! And the Europeans can't get rid of them. Today's case in point comes from Austria, where Nachtrichten.ap reports that a Muslim "asylum-seeker" whose claim was rejected is now on trial for an attempted rape in the city of Linz. When asked why he came to Austria, he told he only came to Europe to "fuck the women."

Last April, the 35-year-old citizen of Algeria attacked a 41-year-old woman at a bus stop. Timea Lorenz, who went public with a description of her ordeal, fought back bravely. By the time the attacker had pulled her pants off and lay down on top of her, she had bitten him through the lip. The Arab then punched her several times in the face before running off. Ms Lorenz lost consciousness and suffered severe injuries, including a broken nose. Witnesses, alerted by the noise, observed the attacker running off half-naked, bleeding profusely.

The would-be rapist, who cannot be named for reasons which (of course) have nothing to do with political correctness, was denied asylum in Austria in 2012, and deported to Hungary, from where he had entered the country. However, he returned some time later, using a fake French passport. In November 2015 he was arrested for an attack upon a 58-year-old woman, and ordered deported. However, since there is no extradition treaty between Austria and Algeria, the deportation order could not be enforced. Algeria routinely refuses to take back any of its citizens who have been successful in getting into Europe.

So what to do with this criminal? The Austrians have decided to test him for insanity. And of course they're reconsidering his claim for asylum, because he's obviously one of those poor, downtrodden, "marginalized" followers of the "religion of peace", who we have a duty to protect, yada yada yada. Isn't that why he came to Europe? Err, maybe not. Here's what he told the court: "Ich bin nach Österreich gekommen, um hier die Frauen zu ficken." Obviously not insane!

Further reading: "9 'refugees' rape Austrian woman; news hushed up until after election", WWW 21/8/16.

Footnote: As reported here 3/7/16, the Austrian Freedom Party was successful in having the result of the disputed presidential election (referred to in the headline cited above) set aside. A do-over was scheduled for next month, but has not been postponed because of, errr, "technical difficulties" with the postal ballots -- the same problem that caused the previous election to be voided! Curious, isn't it....

Friday, September 23, 2016

Majority of US college freshmen not ready for higher education

The test results are in, with proof -- if proof is needed -- that when it comes to formal, post-secondary education, the Excited States of America does poorly compared with other developed countries. A disturbingly high percentage of US college graduates can't read, write or do basic math properly. The freshmen are even worse. Many 1000s of American yoofs graduate from high school unable to read their diplomas. GIGO: Garbage In, Garbage Out.

Just over a year ago, the College Board reported that SAT scores dropped significantly for that year's class of college-bound seniors. All three sections saw declines, with the numbers were down for male and female students alike. At the same time, SAT scores showed continued patterns in which white and Asian students, on average, receive higher scores than do black and Latino students. So don't be calling Walt a white supremacist. I'm just repeating the facts.

Many academics, including Dr. Walter E. Williams*, argue that a very large percentage of all incoming freshmen have no business being admitted to college. According to the College Board's report, the average combined SAT score for white students was 1576 out of a possible 2400. Black student SAT scores, at 1277, were the lowest of the seven reported racial groups. The College Board considers a SAT score of 1550 as the benchmark that indicates a readiness for college-level work.

Only 32% of white students scored at or above "proficient" in math. Only 7% of black students achieved that level. 46% of white test takers, but just 17% of blacks, were considered proficient in reading. Yet because of the reverse racism which is euphemistically called "affirmative action", black students are actually given preference in admission to many US colleges and universities.

Another test used for admission to college is the American College Testing Program (ACT). The ACT test was taken by 2,090,342 students in the high school graduating class of 2016. Just over 13% of the test takers were black. The average composite score for black test takers on the ACT was 17.0 (on a scale of 1 to 36). That was lower than the average score for any other racial or ethnic group including American Indians, Hispanics, and Pacific Islanders. The average composite score for whites was 22.2. The racial gap in ACT test scores has remained relatively stable for decades.

Leaving aside the racial disparity, some truly shocking numbers are revealed in "A Major Crisis in College Readiness for Black Students", a report in The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. The majority of students -- white as well as black -- simply are not well-enough educated to be going to college! Only 34% of whites who took the ACT were deemed college-ready in all four areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. For blacks, the figure was just 6%.

Dr Williams* argues that "the most pervasive form of racial discrimination at most colleges is affirmative action. In the name of helping people from groups that have suffered past discrimination, colleges admit black students whose academic preparation differs significantly with that of their white peers. Those differences are not subtle. It should not come as a surprise that the intended beneficiaries of that 'benign' discrimination feel themselves ridiculed, isolated and treated differently. As a result, students who might be successes in a less competitive environment are turned into failures."

Dr Williams goes on to say that the problem of black education begins long before college. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as "The Nation's Report Card", shows that in 2015, only 7% percent of black 12th-graders were considered proficient in math, and only 17% in reading. "This suggests that the average black 12th-grader has the academic proficiency of a white 8th- or 9th-grader. Consider the following question: If one admits 1000 randomly selected 8th- and 9th-graders to college and admits 1000 randomly selected 12th-graders, who do you think is going to come out on top? Who would be surprised if the 8th- and 9th-graders felt inferiority, oppression, and insensitivity?

"The academic elite feel righteous seeing blacks on campus, even if they are severely mismatched. Black people must ask: Are we going to sacrifice our youngsters so that white liberals can feel good about themselves?"

* Based on "Cruelty to Black Students", by Walter E. Williams, on the Lew Rockwell blog. Dr Williams is an American economist, commentator, and academic. He is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University. And he is black.

Further reading: The chapters on the crisis in American education in War on the Middle Class, by Lou Dobbs (Viking Penguin 2007); Why Johnny Can't Read, by Dr. Rudolf Flesch (latest edition: Buccaneer Books 1998)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

VIDEO: "The more Muslims you have, the more terrorists" (Mark Steyn)

Mark Steyn has been all but invisible this past summer, working on a project about which he promises to reveal more later. He surfaced this week on Bill O'Reilly's show, talking about freedom of speech and Muslim terrorists. Only 3:19.

Want more? If you're up for nearly two hours of Mr Steyn filling in for Rush Limbaugh (16/9/16), click here to listen. Find out who really started the "birther" thing! Hear Mark's take on Hellery's "medical episode" -- "She went down faster than Monica!"

UPDATED: Obama and Trudeau tell UN "Let's all be nice to each other"

Not all of Walt's readers pay a lot of attention to the intersection of American politics and Canadian politics. But you have to be have your anti-liberal blinkers firmly in place to not see the fine bromance that has developed between the Prez and Canada's ultra-photogenic new(ish) Prime Minister Justin "Selfie" Trudeau.

Sadly for their countries, the two amigos share not just a love of the adoration of the masses, but liberal, one-world views on globalization, free trade, refugees and immigrants (especially Muslims), and the war on The Enemy Which Cannot Be Named (especially Muslims). Now that President Obama is the lamest duck of all, Justin ("Himself Redux") is bidding fair to become the leader of the forces of liberalism, secular humanism and the war for "social justice". To him, from President 0's failing hands, the torch of progressivism is about to be thrown. (The Prez's preferred recipient, Hellery Clinton, is, alas, not guaranteed to be well enough to lift her arms high enough to make the catch.)

Messrs Obama and Trudeau were in the Big Apple this week to case a few pearls before the swine at the Disunited Nations. Some have suggested that Ahmed Khan Rahami was out to get the Prez when he planted his little bomb in Chelsea. (Shoulda used a GPS, Ahmed!) If he had, the assembled parasites would have been spared a speech in which POTUS actually admitted that his country was going to have to give up its "freedom of action" and "bind itself to international rules". If you think Walt is making this up, click here. Don't say you weren't warned.

Here's part of what Ted Cruz had to say about Mr Obama's suggestion that the US surrender to the Islamists. "At the United Nations today, President Obama took to the podium to once again blame the United States for the woes of the world. He suggested our country is just one of many that need to get beyond the old divisions of nationality. He chided those who would limit the inflow of refugees from nations infiltrated by Islamic terrorists as ignorant bigots, predicted climate change would destroy countries and cause mass conflicts, and referred to Israel as an occupying power. Mr. Obama would have done much better to use this opportunity to advance an American agenda, not a global one."

Mr Obama's speech was a pretty hard act to follow -- or swallow -- but M Trudeau tried out his "sunny ways" shtick on a half-empty General Assembly. In an article headlined "Mission accomplished: Trudeau wins over UN with strange speech full of liberal platitudes", John Ivison writes: "The lesson from both Obama and Trudeau is that if everyone just did more nice things, and not so many awful things, things would be much nicer." That's all ye know and all ye need to know.

Further reading, added 23/9/16: Rex Murphy calls Justin Trudeau's UN address "a meaningless speech to a worthless body": National Post, 23/9/16.

Teddy Roosevelt on screening immigrants for American values

Donald Trump is the only candidate for the presidency calling for the screening of potential immigrants for willingness to accept and adapt to American values. In the din of the yelling about racism and Islamophobia, let's not forget that the notion that those who want to immigrate should be prepared to assimilate has been around for well over a century. Here's a quote from a letter written by US President Theodore Roosevelt to the American Defense Society in 1909.

We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American....

There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile.... We have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.

Source: "Taking Back America", the last chapter in War on the Middle Class, by Lou Dobbs (Viking Penguin, 2006). Read the entire book, if you can. In the decade since Mr Dobbs wrote, things have become even worse, but it's not yet too late to stop or even reverse the Islamization of the West.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Had enough Muslim immigrants yet?

Here's what we know about Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man taken into custody yesterday in connection with homemade bombs planted around New York and New Jersey. Mr Raham is a 28-year-old Muslim. He was born in Afghanistan and came to the USA with his family some years ago, while still a minor. He is now a naturalized citizen.

A family acquaintance by the name of Flee Jones [That's his name. Seriously. Ed.] told Reuters that Mr Rahami went back to Afghanistan for a visit several years ago. After he returned, he grew a beard and became more serious and quietood friend, told Reuters. "He was way more religious," Mr Jones said, adding, "I never knew him as the kind of person who would do anything like this."

Here's what we know about Dahir Adan, the man shot dead by police after stabbing 10 people with a kitchen knife at the Crossroads Center in St. Cloud MN on Saturday night. The late Mr Adan was a 22-year-old Muslim. He was born in Kenya, but was ethnically Somali, and was brought to the USA while still a minor. Although he lived in America for 15 years, whether or not he became a citizen is unclear.

Jama Alimad, a Muslim community leader in St Cloud, described Mr Adan as "the most assimilated kid in the neighbourhood", which says quite a bit about both the man and the neighbourhood. (Minnesota is home to America's largest Somali population with at least 40,000. More than 20 young men have left the state since 2007 to join al-Shabaab in Somalia, and a dozen have left to join militants in Syria.)

It wasn't al-Shabaab but ISIS that claimed Dahir Adan as one of its "soldiers", shortly after his rampage made headlines around the world. During the attack, he made references to Allah -- "Allahu akbar!" -- and asked at least one victim if he was a Muslim. So what does the FBI call this "incident"? "A potential act of terrorism." Seriously. But, St. Cloud's police chief hastens to assure us, no evidence has been found tying the suspect directly to terror groups. So that's all right then.

Walt begs pardon of Barrack Hussein Obama, Hellery Clinton and all the liberal elites for calling both Mr Rahami and Mr Dahir "Islamic terrorists". That's what they were, and all the liberals' dissembling and accusations of race-baiting won't change that fact. It's also a fact that these Muslim extremists were allowed to enter and remain in the USA by the federal government. It doesn't matter whether they came as legal immigrants or refugees or winners in the Green Card Lottery. They came, they stayed, they received the benefits of residence in one of the richest countries in the world, and they bit the hands -- taxpayers' hands -- that fed them.

In about seven weeks, Americans will go to the polls to choose a new President. One candidate -- Mrs Bill Clinton -- has pledged to expand President 0's refugee plan to accept about 65,000 more of them, in addition to the tens of thousands of refugees accepted every year from other Third World countries. This "policy" can only be called the Obama version of Angela Merkel's disastrous Willkommenskultur.

The other candidate promises to make America safe again by beefing up border security and only admitting to the USA people who share or at least accept to be governed by American values. On August 31st, Donald Trump said that, if elected, he would suspend immigration from "places like Syria and Libya" and would order a list of regions and countries be drawn up from which "immigration must be suspended until proven and effective vetting mechanisms can be put into place."

Donald Trump says it is folly to welcome into your country those who are hell-bent on destroying it
. Walt couldn't agree more!

Further reading
: "Congress Seeks Moratorium on Refugees", by Suzanne Shattuck on Dr Rich Swier's blog, 19/9/16.

Monday, September 19, 2016

UPDATED: NJ/NYC bombings the work of... guess who? (No prizes.)

It didn't take long for the other shoe to drop. After the Chelsea bombing "incident", NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was an intentional act -- DUH! -- and Governor Andrew Cuomo said any bombing is an act of terrorism. Neither of them said what we were all thinking, that it must be the work of TEWCBN -- The Enemy Which Cannot Be Named -- or at least its Islamic extremist supporters. All they told us was that there was no "evidence of any international connection."

Then this morning, just past midnight EDT, a bomb squad robot detonated an IED which had been left in a backpack at the train station in Elizabeth NJ. FBI agents and police swooped on a nearby apartment where they found more IEDs and all the fixins. It didn't take them very long to come up with the name of a suspect. To no-one's surprise, he turns out to be one of the usual suspects -- 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami.

Mr Rahami is a naturalized citizen of the Paranoid States of America, but hails from... wait for it... Afghanistan. He is also a follower of the Prophet -- a Muslim -- and (according to Hizzoner Bill de Blasio) armed and dangerous. "We need to get this guy in right away," Mr de Blasio said on CNN. "My experience is once the FBI zeroes in on someone, they will get them."

It wasn't immediately clear if there was a connection between the suspect and the Chelsea bombing, or the pipe bomb explosion at Seaside Park NJ on Saturday. It's quite possible, of course, that the IEDs which exploded at Seaside Park and Chelsea were made and planted by a non-Muslim who had no political or religious motive whatever. Yeah. Right.

Hellery warns against jumping to conclusions, then does so

Speaking to reporters on her campaign plane Saturday night, Mrs Bill Clinton cautioned against "rushing to conclusions" about the attacks and criticized Donald Trump for calling the Chelsea explosion a bomb that served as a reminder for that the USA needs to "get very tough." On Sunday, however, Hellery issued a statement saying she strongly condemns what she characterized as "apparent terrorist attacks" in Minnesota, New Jersey and New York. That's a pretty quick turnaround, even for a Clinton.

Further reading: "The Response to This Weekend’s Terror Attacks Showed Willful Blindness in Real Time", by Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review. "The ideology behind the attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota must be confronted forthrightly. In the all too familiar pattern, things are going boom, Americans are under attack, and the American political class is already busy playing the 'See No Jihad' minuet."

Saturday, September 17, 2016

All those Ay-rabs look the same!

American pilots have earned a reputation -- in Iraq, Afghanistan and now in Syria -- for being quick on the draw but sloppy on the aim. On 17 April 2002, "friendly fire" from the USAF killed four Canadian soldiers near Kandahar, Afghanistan. US Air National Guard Major Harry Schmidt dropped a laser-guided 500-lb bomb from his F-16 on the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry regiment which was conducting a night firing exercise. Major Schmidt was charged with negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, and dereliction of duty.

He blamed the "incident" on his use of "go pills" (authorized stimulant drugs), combined with the "fog of war". He was found guilty of the third charge (only) and a negative comment was entered on his permanent record. The Canucks stayed in Afghanistan for another ten years or so, but were noted for for their propensity to duck and cover at the sound of approaching jets.

Fast forward a dozen years or so to the fight against The Enemy Which Cannot Be Named -- its initials are IS or ISIS or ISIL -- in, errr, Iraq and Syria. The Canadians sent a half dozen of their aging but still airworthy CF-18s, but no ground troops, on the theory (Walt supposes) that if there were going to be any similar "incidents", it would be better to be on the bombing end than the incoming end. The RCAF flyboys flew missions for about a year without killing any allies... or any Islamic terrorists... or anybody. They did succeed in hitting a couple of dump trucks and what might have been an oil tank. Or not. Then, this past March, they went home, leaving the air war against the jihadis to the Americans... and the Russians... and, errr, the Syrian Air Force.

A ceasefire in the civil war between the Syrian government and assorted rebels went into effect (more or less) on Monday. It was clearly understood, though, that air attacks on the jihadis would continue. So it was that the USAF (or Air National Guard -- who knows... planes with a white star) dove down on a collection of hovels called Deir al-Zour, where the bad guys -- Syrian troops -- were said to be battling the even worse guys (ISIS).

But you know how it is. The damned Ay-rabs all look the same. They wear those same shit-brindle clothes and have rags on their heads. And then there's the "fog of war". Turns out the American pilots couldn't tell them apart and... ooops!... damn!.... did it again!!! According to the Russian army, the Yankees killed 62 Syrian government soldiers before calling a halt to the attack. An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, convened by Russia, is discussing the crisis. Meanwhile, a spokesthingy for the Obama administration expressed "regret" for the "unintentional loss of life".

W.P. Kinsella, RIP

W.P. Kinsella died yesterday, having chosen "doctor-assisted suicide" under Canada's new laws permitting the same. RIP.

Mr Kinsella was a Canadian author and curmudgeon -- nice combination, that -- best known outside the Great Not-so-white North for His 1982 magic-realist novel Shoeless Joe, about a farmer who hears a voice telling him to build a baseball field. Readers -- those who actually read books, a rare breed nowadays -- will recognize that as the plot of the popular Kevin Costner film Field of Dreams. "If you build it, he will come."

In his home and native land, particularly in the west, Mr Kinsella is fondly (mostly) remembered for Dance Me Outside (1977), Moccasin Telegraph (1983), The Miss Hobbema Pageant (1989) and other collections of short stories set in and around the Hobbema Indian ["First Nations", please. Ed.] Reserve in central Alberta. The obit on CBC Radio this morning actually called Hobbema "fictional", which shows how much the CBC knows about anything outside of Toronto.

His stories about the Cree people and life on the "rez" aroused the ire of the liberals and SJWs, who accused Mr Kinsella of "cultural appropriation", since he was a paleface, therefore not entitled to speak/write with the voice of the indigenous people. Such is the stultifyingly political correct atmosphere of 21st-century Canada.

Carolyn Swayze, Mr Kinsella's agent, issued a statement calling the writer "a unique, creative and outrageously opinionated man. He was a dedicated storyteller, performer, curmudgeon and irascible and difficult man.... Not a week has passed in the last 22 years, without [my] receiving a note of appreciation for Bill's stories. His contribution will endure."

The notes of appreciation of which Ms Swayze spoke probably came from the USA. I say that remembering an interview in which Mr Kinsella said, "Americans are the kind of people who, if they like something, will send you a note to say 'I liked that.' Canadians won't send a note. They'll say 'I liked that. There must be something wrong with it.'"

Friday, September 16, 2016

Muslim "refugees" living on Paris streets sent packing

The first foreign city I ever lived in for any length of time was Paris. I was a young lad then [before the earth's crust cooled. Ed.] and the City of Light had yet to be invaded by the hordes of "refugees", asylum-seekers and other Third World trash who are polluting the city by their very presence. The streets of Paris, in those days, didn't look like this.

Disgusted at having the streets and sidewalks turned into squatter camps -- you can imagine the squalor -- officials today gave gendarmes the order to evacuate more than 1600 "migrants" -- 99.99% of them followers of the Prophet -- who have drifted into the city from Afghanistan, Sudan, Eritrea and other shithols who have been living on the streets of northern Paris for weeks.

Ethnic cleansing operations -- let's speak frankly here -- were carried out this morning on a stretch of pavement underneath an elevated metro line not far from Sacré Coeur in the once-picturesque Montmartre neighbourhood. So as not to offend Muslim sensibilities, one task force focused on about 80 women and children, while the other focused on the men. By mid-morning, about 1000 "refugees" had been transported to temporary shelters, leaving some 600 to 800 still squatting in the streets.

The foreigners are being bused to 74 sites around the Paris region, where they will be given food and medical treatment, courtesy of French taxpayers. Not unsurprisingly, a number of the migrants refused to get on the buses, because they would prefer to be taken to Britain, where the freebies are better.

Further reading: "Brits to build wall to keep Muslim invaders out", WWW 7/9/16.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

How Mahatma Gandhi put down a learned professor

From Ha-ha-ha-rare, the fun capital of Africa, Dr Ceezee recounts a story from the student days of Mohandas (later "Mahatma" -- Great Soul) Gandhi.

When Mahatma Gandhi was studying law at the University College of London, a white professor, whose last name was Peters, disliked him intensely and always displayed prejudice and animosity towards him. Also, because Gandhi never bowed his head when addressing him like most others, there were always "arguments" and confrontations.

One day, Prof Peters was having lunch at the cafeteria when Gandhi came along with his tray and sat next to him. The professor said, "Mr Gandhi, you do not understand. A pig and a bird do not sit together to eat." Gandhi looked at him as a parent would look at a rude child and calmly replied, "You do not worry, Prof. I'll fly away." He then went and sat at another table.

Prof Peters decided to take revenge on him at the next examination, which was given orally. To Peters' dismay, Gandhi responded brilliantly to all questions. Unhappy and frustrated, he asked Gandhi the following question: "If you were walking down the street and found two packages, one full of wisdom and the other, a lot of money, which one would you take?"
Without hesitating, Gandhi responded, "The one with the money, of course."
Prof Peters, smiling sarcastically said, "I would have taken the wisdom, don't you think?"
Gandhi answered, "Each one takes what he doesn't have."

So great was Prof Peters' anger that he wrote on Gandhi's examination sheet the word "IDIOT" and gave it to Gandhi. Gandhi took the exam sheet. A few minutes later, Gandhi got up, went to the professor and said to him in a dignified, but sarcastically polite tone, "Prof, you signed the sheet, but forgot to put my mark."

Yet another piece of MH370 found. Guess where?

Is nobody interested any more in what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370? The Boeing 777 vanished on 8 March 2014, on a flight from Koala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, with 239 pax and crew. Ed. tracks the number of "hits" for the stories we post. He tells me that so far this week the stories about Hellery's health (or lack thereof) are running well ahead of "Investigators not interested in picking up more MH370 debris".

Today we have news of the finding of yet another piece of debris -- a wing flap that washed ashore Pemba Island, just off the coast of Tanzania, at the western edge of the Indian Ocean. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau confirmed today that an analysis had confirmed the part was indeed from the missing aircraft.

The finding of more wreckage from the doomed airliner, 1000s of miles from where the "authorities" say it was supposed to be lends further credence to my theory (and that of many others) that the plane came down somewhere in the north central part of the Indian Ocean, in the vicinity of the US base at Diego Garcia. Of course that doesn't mean the Americans know anything about it. And if you believe that, I have some land in Wyoming that's ripe for development....

Further reading
: "Current thinking on MH370", WWW 31/7/15. Includes a map of the Indian Ocean on which I've drawn on prevailing currents. Pemba Island is just to the left of the first "A" in "Aquinas"!

Monday, September 12, 2016

UPDATED: What Hillary's sunglasses say about her "medical episode"

It's a good thing Walt had a bit of a rest in August, because in terms of news that demands comment, September is turning out to be a humdinger [How old are you?! Ed.] Earlier today, I thought we were about finished with the topic of Hellery's health (or lack thereof), but it turns out I missed an important clue in the second video embedded in "Hellery's 9/11 'medical episode'".

Check out the sunglasses. Kind of too-cool for a lady who's getting close to the three-score-and-ten, don't you think? Turns out those are Zeiss Z1 blue lenses, manufactured in Zeiss's precision tinting laboratories in Aalen, Germany. They produce over 7000 lenses every day, for a number of practical and therapeutic uses.

"Therapeutic uses, such as what?", I hear you ask. The answer may be found in "Suppressive Efficacy by a Commercially Available Blue Lens on PPR in 610 Photosensitive Epilepsy Patients", a learned paper in Epilepsia, the official journal of the International League Against Leprosy. Here's the conclusion: "The Z1 lens is highly effective in controlling PPR [photoparoxysmal response] in a very large number of photosensitive epilepsy patients irrespective of their epilepsy or antiepileptic drug treatment. The lens might become a valid resource in the daily activity of any clinician who cares for patients with epilepsy."

"Photoparoxysmal response" (PPR) means a seizure triggered by a light source, such as:
Television screens or computer monitors, due to the flicker or rolling images.
Certain video games or TV broadcasts containing rapid flashes or alternating patterns of different colours.
Intense strobe lights, such as visual fire alarms.
Natural light, such as sunlight, especially when shimmering off water, flickering through trees or through the slats of Venetian blinds.
Certain visual patterns, especially stripes of contrasting colours.
And (maybe) flashing lights on the top of buses or emergency vehicles.

See? [No jokes, please. This is a serious matter! Ed.] OK. Remember this photo from the Democratic convention?

Is all this starting to fit together now? Am I deplorable for suggesting there may be more to Hillary's condition than meets the eye? [I warned you. You're done for the day. Ed.]

VIDEO LINK ADDED 15/9/16: Click here to see Dr. Ted Noel's reaction to the "pneumonia" story.

Investigators not interested in picking up more MH370 debris

Things other than the decline and fall of Hellery Clinton are transpiring elsewhere in the world. On the southeastern coast of Madagascar, for instance, where Blaine Gibson, the debris hunter who found parts of the Boeing 777 which flew as Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has found five (5) new pieces.

Two fragments appear to show burn marks, which, if confirmed as such, would be the first time such marks have been found. The presence of burn marks would suggest that a disastrous fire would be the proximate cause of the plane's fall into the Indian Ocean. Another small piece was found in the same area. Two more turned up on the northeastern beaches of Antsiraka and Riake, where debris had already been found. Pictures of all five fragments have the "honeycomb" material found in other MH370 debris.

Time for another look at Walt's diagram of the currents prevalent in the Indian Ocean, previous posted on 31/7/15 in "Current thinking on MH370".

I'm putting this up again to underscore my theory that the Australian and other "experts" who have allegedly been searching for the remains of the ill-fated flight have been looking in the wrong place. You'll see Madagascar sandwiched in between the Aquinas and Moçambique currents, at the western edge of the Indian Ocean. The "authorities" have insisted that the plane went down in the search area off the western coast of Australia, 1000s of miles away.

Why would they do that? Let me suggest (again) that it's deliberate misdirection, to keep us from asking questions about the involvement of the US millitary, which maintains a huge base on the British island of Diego Garcia, For more, see "MH370: 5 pieces now, all in 'the wrong place'", WWW 12/5/16.

If they really wanted to get at the truth, you'd think the Australians and/or Malaysians would hie themselves off to Réunion, Madagascar, Moçambique and South Africa, where bits and pieces of the missing aircraft have been located. But noooo. Mr Gibson -- a lawyer from Seattle -- is the only one searching there.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), which is supposed to be leading the investigation, couldn't be bothered to come and get the pieces, so Mr Gibson has sent them to Australia at his own expense. What does the ATSB think of the latest discoveries? Will they be undertaking a new search after they finish up the current one [Watch it! Ed.] in December? Answer comes there none.

Even Washington Post admits Clinton's health "now a real issue"

The lamestream media was thrown into a real tizzy by Hillary Clinton's "medical episode" yesterday morning.

After months of denying that there's something wrong with Mrs Bill, even the New York Times and the Washington Post allow that it would be a good thing if La Clinton would be less secretive about her health issues.

The Times' Adam Nagourney tweeted "Feels like a good day for Clinton to release her medical records and call on Trump to do same." Walt imagines that The Donald will accept that challenge. Will Hellery? Errr, probably not. (Lifetime pct .983.)

In the Washington Post, Christopher Cillizza opines that Mrs Clinton's fainting spell (or whatever it was) "will catapult questions about her health from the ranks of conservative conspiracy theory to perhaps the central debate in the presidential race...."

Mr Cillizza quotes Clinton spokesthingy Nick Merrill as saying, "During the ceremony, she felt overheated, so departed to go to her daughter's apartment and is feeling much better." What's wrong with that statement (Mr Cillizza writes) is that "a) it came 90 minutes after Clinton left the ceremony; b) reporters -- or even a reporter -- were not allowed to follow her; and c) the temperature in New York City at the time of Clinton's overheating was in the low 80s." Not exactly heat stroke weather.

So now they're telling us it was more than just "overheating". Now that the doctors -- medical and spin -- have got their story together, the official line is that Mrs Clinton's coughing fits were caused by an allergy and were unrelated to a case of pneumonia that she developed, errr, quite recently. In "fact", they say, the candidate is "feeling great", just as she said in the second video. Yeah, right....

Sunday, September 11, 2016

VIDEOS: Hellery's 9/11 "medical episode"

Wow! Just yesterday Walt posted "Does Hillary Clinton have Parkinson's Disease?", the best of many videos asking "What's wrong with her, anyway?!" I thought we'd be able to give the subject a rest for at least 24 hours, but just a few minutes ago, La Clinton had what a "law enforcement official" [Does that mean a cop? Ed.] described as a "medical episode".

She left the 9/11 anniversary ceremony in New York City about 90 minutes after it got under way because she was "feeling overheated". A bystander captured the scene on his cellphone as she was helped into her van. Notice the similarity to pictures in the earlier video of aides holding her upright by the arms.

Mrs Bill Clinton was taken to her daughter's apartment, elsewhere in the Big Apple, to recover from... errr... whatever it was. The lamestream media have not (as yet) used the word "seizure" but you can draw your own conclusions. Waiting media scrummers weren't allowed to get close enough to the presidential wannabe to scare her by sticking microphones in her face -- again, see earlier video -- but can be heard asking her if she's still alive. Her response? "It's a beautiful day in New York City."

A spokesthingy for the Hillary 2016 campaign later issued a statement saying, "During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter's apartment, and is feeling much better." End of statement. Nothing here to see, folks.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

UPDATED VIDEOS: Does Hillary Clinton have Parkinson's Disease?

Hillary Clinton asks American voters to trust her, her health is fine. Trust her? This stranger to the truth? The woman who's never thought of a lie she wouldn't tell? Watch this video -- 16:36 minutes -- as a doctor with 36 years' experience connects the dots.

The incident shown at about 11:30 is the one referred to by Gavin McInnes in the video posted here last Monday, when he talks about "that black guy who seems to be following her around, maybe her personal medic".

UPDATE 15/9/16: New video:
Click here to see Dr. Ted Noel's reaction to the "pneumonia" story.

VIDEOS: Welcome to Hillary's "basket of deplorables"!

Hellery Clinton's supporters say, loudly and insistently, that Americans should vote for their girl because during Obama's first term she was the country's top diplomat. They also say, even more loudly and even more insistently, that she's the only one who can unite a fractured country. Let's have a listen to La Clinton practising the politics of inclusion, at an LGBTQ (natch!) fundraiser last night.

In case you couldn't believe your ears, Walt can confirm that Mrs Bill Clinton said, "To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it."

It wasn't a slip of the tongue. "Basket of deplorables" is a phrase she has latched onto -- likes the sound of it, I guess -- and used before, as in this interview which she gave recently to an Israeli (natch!) TV channel.

The Donald jumped on this characterization right away quick, saying today his opoponent had smeared many Americans and would pay a heavy political price. "Wow, Hillary Clinton was SO INSULTING to my supporters, millions of amazing, hard-working people," he tweeted. "I think it will cost her at the polls!"

Damn straight! Call me "deplorable" if you like, but I certainly won't be voting for her!

Never forget 9/11

As we pause tomorrow to mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11, let's not forget who did this.

The criminals who flew the planes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon were Islamic terrorists. Most of them were citizens of Saudi Arabia -- not Iraq, but Saudi Arabia. They learned to fly -- or aim the planes, at least -- in the USA, unnoticed by American "security" agencies. They owed allegiance to Osama bin Laden, a Saudi.

Saudi diplomats and members of the Saudi royal family were flown out of Washington, by arrangement with the government of Bush II, even before the dust settled. So who did Dubya, egged on by Cheney and Rumsfeld, decide to make war on? Not their good friends the Saudis. Not Osama bin Laden, who was hiding in the north of Afghanistan or Pakistan. The target for retaliation became none other than Saddam Hussein. He was picked because the Americans knew where he was. Besides, Dubya had an Oedipal fixation on finishing the job his father started, thus proving that he was more of a man.

On 11 September 2003, Maureen Dowd wrote in the New York Times:

Our leaders have used goofball logic and lousy assumptions to trap the country in a cockeyed replay of the Crusades that could drain our treasury and strain our military for generations, without making us any safer from terrorists and maybe putting us more at risk....

Iraq never threatened US security. Bush officials cynically attacked a villainous country because they knew it was easier than finding the real 9/11 villain, who had no country.... By pretending Iraq was crawling with Al-Qaeda, they've created an Iraq crawling with Al-Qaeda.

The first paragraph turned out to be a considerable understatement. The last sentence was bang on except that the Islamic extremists changed their name from Al-Qaeda to the grander-sounding "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria", the so-called "Caliphate". But make no mistake. They are the same Islamic extremists, the same jihadis, bent on exterminating us "Crusaders", wherever they may find us, including in our homelands. The Bush War (continued half-heartedly by Obama) changed nothing, except to make things worse.

Further reading: "Why the '9/11 Truth' movement endures 15 years later", by Matt Kwong, CBC News, 10/9/16.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Hillary fan spotted at Walmart

At which store would you be more likely to find a middle-aged feminist supporter of Hellery Clinton -- (a) Walmart or (b) Barney's? The answer is... wait for it... (a). Check out this pic, taken at a Walmart somewhere in the Empire State.

This photo was scraped from one of my favourite sites: People of Walmart. Every time I look at those pictures, I think: these people may not all be allowed to drive cars, but they're all allowed to vote! Of course, not all of them will vote, and for that we should give thanks. But this lady looks pretty determined.

Here's what PoW's curator has to say: I seriously don’t get how people get so attached to presidential candidates! Do you really think your life is going to change one way or the other after this election? You think Hilary is going to come to your house and fix all your problems? I wouldn’t bother going to a presidential rally if it was in my backyard. I sure as hell wouldn’t wear their face as clothing.

Brits to build wall to keep Muslim invaders out

Build a wall to keep illegal immigrants from invading your country? What a great idea! How Trumpian! But wait a minute. We're not talking about a wall between the Paranoid States of America and Mexico. We're talking Britain and France! But wait another minute. Isn't there already a wall of water -- the English Channel -- which separates those two countries? To understand this story, you need to know that the British have already established -- at the request of the French -- a (theoretically) secure area at Calais, at the French end of the Eurotunnel. Anyone wishing to go through security into the Chunnel and thence to British soil is supposed to have the proper papers. Many do not.

Just outside the British port area is a "refugee" camp known as "The Jungle", which is home to about 7000 "refugees" and asylum-seekers, the vast majority of them young Muslim men from the Middle East and North Africa. More of them arrive every day, all hoping to reach the UK by stowing away on trucks and trains going through the Chunnel.

To discourage them, the French have poured in hundreds of cops, and the Brits have built high barbed-wire fences to keep the invaders away from freight trains, the port and the highway. But the security guards and barbed wire have failed. The migrants are using increasingly dangerous tactics to slow trucks and hitch a ride. Others are scaling the barbed wire barricades and making a dash for it. 11 would-be migrants have died so far this year.

Now the British propose to erect a wall -- 13 feet high and a kilometre long -- to keep the Muslims out. It's part of a new 17 million GBP security package agreed to by the UK and France last week. The British Minister of Home Affairs told the House of Commons yesterday that construction of the wall, along the main highway to the port, would start very soon. "We've done the fence; now we are doing a wall," said the Hon. Robert Goodwill. (Seriously. That's his name.)

Lesson for Americans: The next time someone tells you The Donald is talking crazy when he suggests building a wall along the border with Mexico, tell them he got the idea from the reasonable, non-racist British!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

History of the condom

As I write, Canada's celebrity Prime Minister is winging his way home from the G20 meeting in China, having accomplished nothing of note beyond having his picture taken another 1000 times.

While he was out of the country, some minion in his foreign affairs ministry -- now called "Global Affairs" -- announced that the Canuck government would no longer refer to the Islamic State as IS or ISIS or ISIL. Instead, they're going to start calling it "Daesh", following the lead of the ultra-PC Toronto Red Star and others who don't want to offend the "moderate Muslims" by suggesting that the extremists who have murdered 1000s of people on five continents are... errr... Islamists. Jihadis. Followers of the Prophet bent on exterminating infidels. Pretty hard to fight enemies, eh, when you can't even bring yourself to call them by name.

Ah, but this is the wimped-out society in which we live. Our so-called leaders are pretty much a bunch of pussies who persist in making nice with the Islamists. "Oh PULEEZE, Mohammed, don't kill us!"

Well, Walt and most of his agents are not afraid to call a Mohammedan a Muslim. Here's a little something that Agent 34 sent along.

UPDATED: Guess what? Trump leads latest polls!

Not so long ago, the lamestream media were assuring us that Hellery had a lock on the presidential race. Since then, as Walt told you recently, she's been keeping shtum lest she say anything which would reinforce the public perception that she's a liar and a crook. Her silence has allowed The Donald to creep up behind her, and now... whoda thunk it... he's edging ahead!

The New York Times reports today that a survey from CNN/ORC shows 45% of likely voters backing Mr Trump, with 43% supporting La Clinton. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate who is banking on a late surge in the polls to be included in the presidential debates, sits in third place at seven per cent (7%). Statistically, given the usual margin of error in these polls, that's a tie, but still... Trump is leading!

Further reading (added 7/9/16):
"Trump closes in on Clinton as US election enters final stretch, polls suggest" - Analysis by the CBC's Éric Grenier. Synopsis: If it comes down to temperament, Clinton wins. If it comes down to trust, Trump wins.
"President Trump Isn’t Farfetched" - Wall Street Journal, 6/9/16. Subhead: "Pundits treat Clinton like a shoo-in, but polls tell a different story. Victory is well within Trump’s reach." (As I was saying... Walt)

Monday, September 5, 2016

VIDEO: Gavin McInnes sez Hillary Clinton = Tony Soprano

Well, it's Labour Day (or Labor Day, if you prefer). Time to get back to work. I admit that I haven't done a lot of writing this past month. But I've done a lot of watching. Just this week I came across this fine Gavin McInnes clip show on the subject of the woman who has the best shot at being the next POTUS... if American voters don't wise up.

Footnote: Mr McInnes mentions the name of one of Walt's agents. Let's hope no-one makes the connection.

Who's on first? Hu's on first!

Thanks and a tip of the ole baseball cap to Agent 34. Click here to see the complete Abbott & Costello routine.

UPDATE: VIDEO: Strange wedding custom (NOT Chinese!)

At Ukrainian weddings, guests pay to dance with the bride. In China, apparently, you get a little more for your kwai. I must admit that during my sojourn in the People's Republic, I never heard of, let alone saw anything like this, but Agent 6 assures me this is the real deal.

UPDATE 6/9/16 - Agent 88, who is definitely Chinese, writes:
Just watched the video. Like all the other popular "Chinese videos" shared in western media, it is another video NOT Chinese. This is a personal shot of Thailand she-man, he got paid for taking naughty photos and videos. Because in China, sexual commerce (is the phrase existing?) is forbidden, so that when Chinese has chance to go to another country and reach to it, they get crazy... And Thai looks similar to Chinese, there comes the rumors....

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Aesop's fable: The Grasshopper and the Ant - politically correct version

Canada's self-styled "national newspaper", the Globe and Mail, is one of the chief practitioners of political correctness, second only (in that country) to the CBC. Recently, however, they ran an editorial -- "The threat of political correctness, real and imagined" -- commenting on an Angus Reid survey which revealed that the overwhelming majority of Canadians polled think political correctness has gone too far.

The irony of the oh-so-PC Groan & Wail questioning its goodself was not lost on the majority of those who commented. (Gotta give the Globcredit for at least allowing comments.) Someone who posts under the pseudonym "ForsterBarry" put up this rather lengthy piece, which Walt thinks deserves to be reposted in full. It's the PC version of Aesop's fable of The Grasshopper and the Ant.

The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears as support on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing "It's Not Easy Being Green". ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the SEIU group singing "We shall overcome". Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper, while he damns the ants. President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's plight.

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the Grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share. Finally, the EEOC drafts The Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act, retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper. The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his freeloading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food, while the government house he is in -- which you may recall just happens to be the ant's old house -- crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug-related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and peaceful, neighbourhood. The entire nation collapses, taking down the rest of the free world with it.

Friday, September 2, 2016

10 Montenegrin commandments

Don't send me an e-mail complaining that I'm anti-Montenegrin or anti-Slavic [Ed. Are Montenegrins Slavs?] or any other kind of racist. These 10 Montenegrin commandments were sent to me by... wait for it... a Montenegrin.

1. Man is born tired and lives to get a rest.

2. Love your bed as you love yourself.

3. Rest during the day, so you can sleep well at night.

4. Do not work. Work kills.

5. If you see someone resting, help him out.

6. Work as little as you can, and convey as much work as you can to another.

7. In shade is salvation. No-one ever died from resting.

8. Work earns illness. Do not pass away young.

9. If you have an urge to work, sit down, wait, and it will pass.

10. When you see people eat and drink, approach them. When you see people work, withdraw yourself so as not to trouble them.

Gee... I wonder if it was really a Montenegrin who sent me this... The commandments could be words to live by for people of any ethnicity, eh....

Note from Ed.: Wikipedia sez: Montenegrins (Montenegrin: Црногорци / Crnogorci, pronounced [tsr̩nǒɡoːrtsi] or [tsr̩noɡǒːrtsi]) are a nation and South Slavic people mainly living in the Balkans, primarily inhabiting Montenegro. Migrant communities exist in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, United States, Argentina, Germany, Luxembourg, Chile, Canada, and Australia.

Does your apartment have a "garbage shoot"?

Agent 3 saw this today on the landing page of Canada's National Post.

How did a Toronto man, now under an ISIL-related terrorism peace bond, get an AR-15 type assault rifle?

When police searched Abdul's apartment in an attempt to find the restricted weapon, his father had already broken it and thrown it down the garbage shoot

Citizen revolt begins: Queer sex ed costs Ontario Liberals by-election

Meet the wimmin responsible for Ontario's "new, improved, modern" sex education curriculum. On the left is Kathleen "No" Wynne, the Premier of the province (like being governor of a US state), and proud to be a lesbian. On the right (not politically, only in the picture), is former Education Minister Lez "Sensible" Sandals, who is not proud to be a lesbian.

A couple of years ago, following the surprise re-election of Ms Wynne's liberal Liberal government, the two of them conspired to reintroduce the LGBTQ-friendly sex ed course which had been shelved by the previous Premier following protests from the majority of Ontarians who are not into gender ideology, celebrating sexual diversity, and, errr, perversion. See "Anger mounts at "graphic revisions" to ON sex ed curriculum".

The new curriculum was largely the work of Dr. Benjamin Levin, a top mandarin in the Ministry of Education who moved on "to pursue other career options" following the revelation that he was a paedophile who had abused his own pre-teen daughters. See "Pervert responsible for Ontario sex ed curriculum claimed he had sex with pre-teen daughters, court hears". But (said the ladeez) never mind. All progressive people can see the need to teach the kiddies about sexting, masturbation, the benefits of being "two-spirited", and the new morality. So Dr. Levin's new curriculum went into effect a year ago, as scheduled.

Last night (Agent 3 reports), the voters of the Toronto riding of Scarborough-Rouge River showed that they were not so progressive, and definitely not happy with having kids as young as 6 being taught about sex when they should be concentrating on the three R's. In a byelection which Ms Wynne was forced to call following the the sudden and mysterious resignation of the Liberal MPP, the voters rejected the Premier's hand-picked candidate and elected Progressive Conservative [an oxymoron, if ever there was one. Ed.] Raymond Cho, by a comfortable margin.

Mr Cho maintained that sex education curriculum was the voters' top concern. "When I look at my riding, the huge majority are Muslim, Catholic, Hindu, Chinese. All these parents are quite concerned about this issue," Cho told the CBC. Complaints from parents in the super-diverse district ranged from not being consulted enough to the lessons being age-inappropriate to anger over mentions of same-sex relationships, gender identities and masturbation.

The byelection race was dominated in the last week by a Tory flip-flop on sex education. A letter distributed under the name of PC leader Patrick Brown name promised that a Progressive Conservative government would "scrap" updates to the curriculum. It would have been a popular promise, Mr Brown acknowledged, saying there was deep opposition to the curriculum in that riding. But he disavowed the letter days later, saying he didn't know about it and actually won't scrap the curriculum despite what he calls a lack of parental consultation. Sadly for the Liberal candidate, Mr Brown's reversal didn't make it into the "ethnic media" which dominate that part of Toronto.

So... Mr Cho won. Walt congratulates him, and hopes that Mr Brown will reverse his reversal. As for Ms Wynne, in a statement shortly after the outcome was announced, the Premier said, "The result in Scarborough-Rouge River is disappointing and gives me cause for reflection." Perhaps she is reflecting on the best to way to avoid any more byelections between now and the general election scheduled for the spring of 2018.

Footnote: If you click on the link to see the official tally from Elections Ontario, you'll notice that an independent candidate named Queenie Yu got 2.32% of the vote, a HUGE number for an independent. Ms Yu was a one-issue candidate, running, with the support of Parents As First Educators (PAFE) to protest the teaching of perversion in Ontario Schools.

Another footnote: Agent 3 says 90% of the residents of Scarborough-Rouge River are vizmins. That makes whities the REAL vizmins in that chunk of the Great No-Longer-White North. But hey, the "newcomers", unlike "old stock Canadians" are standing up for traditional values!

The Mad Lexophile strikes again

Walt has received a communication from across the seas, from Agent 29, who passes along some aaarrgh-inducing puns from a lexophile friend on the other side of the world. Enjoy.

Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!

Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?

When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.

Broken pencils are pointless.

What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.

I dropped out of Communism class because of lousy Marx.

I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it.

England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.

I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.

They told me I had type A blood, but it was a typo.

I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.

Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.

I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.

I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.

When chemists die, they barium.

I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.

I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hellery's low profile allows Trump to catch up

Anybody heard from Hellery Clinton lately? Since the gooey clusterfuck of the Democratic convention, Crooked Hillary has barely opened her mouth. She's been off the campaign trail for at least a day for unspecified medical treatment -- a case of lockjaw, perhaps -- and when she does appear hasn't said much except to call Donald Trump a racist.

Walt guesses that La Clinton's advisers are telling her to keep her head down, pending the release (set for September 13th) of more e-mails about Libya. What about the Clinton Foundation and the millions the would-be First Couple have made out of that? Let Bill handle those questions. He's the one who says he'd sooner have a root canal than give up that little money-maker. What about policy? Hellery assures us that she'll continue the fine work of the Prez and her husband. Trust her. That's all.

Counselling Mrs Clinton to STFU and run on the family name may prove to be a bad call. Her silence leaves the field wide open for The Donald, who has something to say about anything and everything. Mrs Clinton took a pass on the invitation of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to visit his country. Mr Trump said he'd be there like Jack the Bear, thus scoring a tremendous PR coup. What he and President Pena Nieto said to or about each other doesn't matter. There they were, on the same platform, looking presidential and speaking calmly about the main issue in the US election campaign. Score one for the Donald.

Meanwhile, Hellery stands quietly, like a cigar store Indian, trying to appear above it all. And, according to an article by Aaron Blake in the reliably liberal Washington Post, "A record number of Americans now dislike Hillary Clinton".

As of Wednesday, Americans' views of Bill's surrogate hit a record low. A Washington Post-ABC News poll showed 41% of those polled had a favourable impression of Hellery, while 56% had an unfavourable one. That's the worst image she has had in her quarter-century in national public life. If it weren't for Trump (Mr Blake writes), Mrs Clinton would be the most unpopular major-party presidential nominee in modern American history.

Perhaps most notably, La Clinton's image has declined significantly from just a month ago. After the Democratic convention, Americans were about evenly split: 48% favourable and 50% unfavourable. (That's the Washington Post's idea of an even split. If the election turned out that way, Hellery would lose!)

Mr Blake can't figure out what might have caused Mrs Clinton to fall further than ever before. Perhaps (he writes) she simply got an extended bounce after the Democratic convention that has finally faded. It's also possible that adverse headlines last week about the Clinton Foundation and thousands of newly discovered emails from the private email server Clinton used as secretary of state reinforced why views of her had been worsening prior to the July conventions. (Ya think?!)

But it was clear long before the convention that Mrs Clinton was headed in the wrong direction, setting new records for her unpopularity. Her image has been on a downward trajectory since her tenure as Secretary of State ended in 2013, and the decline continued through the primary campaign. That the race downhill to the presidensity is still competitive is due to Mr Trump's image, compounded by Mrs Clinton's "personal problems". At the moment (Mr Blake concludes), the voters who will determine the next president don't like her much more than they like The Donald.