Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Cultural jihadists get "Gone With The Wind" banned in Memphis

Todd Starnes wrote (on Fox News, yesterday) that "Common sense has 'Gone With the Wind' in Memphis". Ain't it the truth! The site of the latest victory for the alt-left is Memphis TN, where SJWs have succeeded in forcing the Orpheum Theatre to end its 34-year tradition of screening Gone With the Wind at least once a year.

Why would they do that? Because a handful of snowflakes took seriously the criticism penned by the New York Post's Lou Lumenick back in June of 2015. The alleged film critic wrote that the 1939 Oscar-winning film "buys heavily into the idea that the Civil War was a noble lost cause and casts Yankees and Yankee sympathizers as the villains, both during the war and during Reconstruction." He suggested it should "go the way of the Confederate flag" and be phased out of American culture.

The Orpheum caved right sharpish after several patrons complained about an August 11th screening, saying the film was "racially insensitive". In what way? Well, black people are referred to a couple of times as "darkies". That would have been a mild usage for the Civil War period, and the director, Victor Fleming (who won an Oscar for Best Director for GWTW) struggled to get the N-word excised from the original script.

Walt has seen GWTW countless times and feels that all of the black characters were shown sympathetically, with the possible exception of "Prissy" (played by Butterfly McQueen) who is portrayed as rather dim-witted, just as in the Margaret Mitchell novel. No race, black, white or striped, is comprised solely of geniuses!

The president of the Orpheum Theatre Group was quick to take the side of the snowflakes. "While title selections for the series are typically made in the spring of each year," he told Entertainment Weekly, "the Orpheum has made this determination early in response to specific inquiries from patrons. As an organization whose stated mission is to 'entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves', the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population.... This is about the Orpheum wanting to be inclusive and welcoming to all of Memphis."

Walt says, pass the sick bag... quick!

Further reading
about "darkies": "Politically correct toothpaste makes your smile brighter", WWW 21/1/12.

Map shows where the smartest (and opposite) people in the world live

Some of you... OK, a lot of you... aren't going to like this. Walt presents a map, based on IQ and Global Inequality, a research project carried out from 2002 to 2006 by Richard Lynn, a British Professor of Psychology, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish Professor of Political Science. They conducted IQ studies in more than 80 countries, and found that the smartest people are in Asia, and the least smart people -- Ed. won't let me use the word that springs to mind -- are in Africa.

Most of Walt's readers come from English-speaking countries: the Excited States of America and the Disunited Kingdom and the "Old Dominions" (Canada, and occasionally Australia and New Zealand). Here's how these countries rank.
UK - tied for 7th place, with an average score of 100
Canada - one point behind, at 99, tied for 8th
USA and Australia - tied (with others) for 9th place, 98 points on the IQ test.

As Lou Costello used to ask, who's on first? Hong Kong and Singapore (which has a large population of Chinese) scored an average of 108. South Korea is alone in second place, scoring 106. Japan and China are tied for third at 105, with Taiwan alone in fourth place, 104.

When you get down to average scores of 70 and below, it's all black (or brown) all the way. Here's the list, in order: Benin, Botswana, Rwanda, Togo, Burundi, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Malawi, Niger, Angola, Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Somalia, Swaziland -- all in Africa so far -- Dominica (C), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haïti (C), Lesotho, Liberia, Saint Kitts and Nevis (C), São Tomé and Príncipe, The Gambia, Cameroon, Gabon, Moçambique, Saint Lucia (C), and, bringing up the rear, Equatorial Guinea. Of that last bunch, all are in Africa except those I've marked with (C) which are in the Caribbean.

Professors Richard and Tatu argue that differences in national income are correlated with differences in the average national intelligence quotient (IQ). They say that differences in average national IQs constitute one important factor (but not the only one) contributing to differences in national wealth and rates of economic growth. If you want to know why Africa was, is, and will always be a basket case, there's your answer.

Further reading: "See what African 'refugees' are running away from", WWW 15/7/17.
Recommended viewing: "VIDEO: 'Latest Research on Race', Prof. Philippe Rushton", WWW 12/1/17.

Monday, August 28, 2017

VIDEO: U of Maryland band told not to play pro-Confederate state song

I must confess that until today I had never really listened to the lyrics of Maryland, My Maryland, the official state song of the eponymous state. If called upon to sing along, I just mumbled the words to O Tannenbaum, and no-one seemed to mind.

Turns out the real words, taken from a nine-stanza poem written in 1861 by James Ryder Randall are the latest target of the cultural jihadists,
because they are (rather obviously) pro-Confederate and anti-Union, therefore offensive to snowflakes, SJWs and all right-thinking [left-thinking, shurely! Ed.] people. So it comes to pass that the University of Maryland marching band has been ordered to stop playing the state's official song, while officials "evaluate if it is consistent with the values" of the school.

Ed. has found a short (under two minutes) video so that you can see the problem. The word "despot" refers, of course, to Abraham Lincoln. But the phrase "Northern scum" is only included in the full-length version. Anyway, the band just played it. They didn't sing it. So what's wrong with that? How about if we all agree to just hum along? Another problem solved by Walt!

VIDEO: Johnny Cash sings "God bless Robert E. Lee"

OK, not much video, just the picture of the late great Johnny Cash. He recorded in 1983 in the album Johnny 99. Seems like a good time for every American to have a listen.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

VIDEO: Mural blends land and sea, defies world's highest tides

A Hawaiian muralist is using the rise and fall of the highest ocean tides in the world to create his latest work in Saint John, New Brunswick. "Is she emerging from the water," Mr Yoro told CTV News, "and when the tide's coming back up, is she drowning? What’s going on? I love that mystery of it all."

Each morning, "Hula" Yoro paddles to his studio -- a ten-foot-high wall in the Saint John harbour. There, he balances on his board and works on a massive painting of a woman, her hands and face just breaching the water's surface. The tide plays a key role in the artwork. Mr Yoro uses the varying sea levels to reach different areas of the painting. Artistically, the tide adds to the story.

Thanks to Agent 3 for letting us know about this. Interesting, EH!

Friday, August 25, 2017

VIDEO: Shelby Foote talks about the Confederate flag

Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. (17 November 1916 – 27 June 2005) was an American historian and novelist who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, a three-volume history of the American Civil War (aka the Glorious War of the Secession). I have read this monumental work, every one of the 3000+ pages. In spite of its length, the work is a real page-turner, because of Mr Foote's style. He was a novelist first, then a historian, and The Civil War is not just a dry recitation of dates and battles, but an outstanding example of story-telling. I recommend it most highly.

Shelby Foote rose to prominence -- indeed, to celebrity -- as a result of his appearance in Ken Burns' award-winning PBS series The Civil War, which I also recommend. As he prepared to make the documentary, Mr Burns assembled a group of consultants he could interview. Although Mr Foote's trilogy was on the Burns reading list, the author was not included in the initial group. A phone call from Robert Penn Warren prompted Ken Burns to contact Mr Foote. Mr Burns and his crew travelled interviewed him on camera in Memphis in 1986 and Vicksburg in 1987.

When The Civil War aired in September 1990, Shelby Foote appeared in almost 90 segments, about one hour of the 11-hour series. His southern drawl and obvious erudition made him the star of the epic. He was described as "the toast of Public TV", "the media's newest darling", and "prime time's newest star". The result was a burst of book sales. In just one week at the end of September 1990, each volume of the paperback The Civil War: A Narrative sold 1000 copies per day. By the middle of 1991, Random House had sold 400,000 copies of the trilogy. This stunning literary and historical achievement is still available through Amazon and many other outlets.

Mr Foote's comments and stories in the Burns film deal with a wide variety of battles, characters (both military and civilian), and issues. For instance, he explains why does the same battle is sometimes called by two names, as in the case of Manassas/Bull Run and Sharpsburg/Antietam. (Sorry, you'll have to read the book or watch the film to find the answer!) One thing he does not talk about, though, because it became an issue only in recent years, is the characterization of the Confederate battle flag (aka The Southern Cross) as a symbol of slavery or racism. In this three-minute video he explains why this view of the flag is erroneous or worse.

Duffy's back! SUE-EE, SUE-EE, SUE-EE, PIGPIGPIG!!!

Good thing Ed. kept those file photos of the Honourable Senator Michael Duffy, Senator from Kanata. Having been found "not guilty" -- God knows how -- of 31 criminal charges of bribery, fraud, sloppy bookkeeping and general mopery, the erstwhile Conservative [ex-Conservative? Ed.] Senator from Kanata [Prince Edward Island, shurely. Ed.] has returned to the eye of the Canadian public with... and for... a vengeance.

Following what he likes to think was his vindication in April of 2016, the poster boy for greed returned to the trough [Canadian Senate, shurely. Ed.] and held out his sausage-like fingers for payment of his back pay, restoration of his pension, which he got, and whatever compensation the abashed senators would give him, which turned out to be none, nada, zero. Not only that, but he had to repay a paltry sum, a few thousand beaverbucks, for the expenses which his secretary [LMAO. Ed.] had wrongly claimed on his behalf.

It was obvious to all that the day would come when the Dishonourable Senator would get his revenge. The only question was when the size 12 shoe would drop. Yesterday turned out to be D-day, as in "D for Damages". Mr Puffy's lawyer, (((Lawrence Greenspon))) announced that he has filed a statement of claim in which the much-maligned senator is suing the Senate as well as the Attorney-General of Canada for a total of C$7.8 million (over $6 million in real money): $6.5 million in general damages, $300,000 for lost income and benefits and $1 million in punitive damages.

"General damages for what?", Canadian taxpayers want to know. For loss of enjoyment of life, loss of reputation (!!!), and mental and physical pain and suffering, says Attorney Greenspon. Specifically (the claim asserts) Mr Puffy suffered severe anxiety, depression, aggravation of his pre-existing heart condition, insomnia, nightmares, exacerbation of headaches and diabetes. Nothing is said about weight loss, possibly because the corpulent Conservative shows no signs of such.

All complaints of damages stem from the expense scandal of which he and two other Conservative-appointed senators were the central figures. Unlike the other two, however, only "ol' Duff" (as he likes to call himself) was dragged through lengthy hearings in the Senate, charges laid by the Mouonties, and a lengthy criminal trial. The basis of the Duffer's case is that he was denied justice under the Canadian Constitution and Charter of Rights. In particular, he whines ["claims", shurely. Ed.] that he was presumed to be guilty -- amazing though that may seem -- rather than innocent as was his right under the Constitution as well as Anglo-Canadian common law.

According to Agent 3, who has followed the persecution/prosecution of the Dishonourable Senator from Day 1, Mr Duffy may have a good case. He was turfed out of the Senate by vote of the Conservative majority, and had his salary and benefits cut off, before he was even charged with an offence, let alone convicted. Not that his reputation for probity or altruism was much to begin with, but it is clearly non-existent now. A snap poll published taken overnight shows a majority of Canucks of the opinion that even if the Duffer got screwed, he deserved it.

Will Senator Puffy get any money out of the Senate or A-G of Canada (read: Canadian taxpayers) for the wrongs, real and imagined, of which he complains? Omar Khadr, the notorious (and convicted) Islamic terrorist, got C$10.5 million from the Liberal wusses that now run the Canada's alleged government. It should be easy enough for Mr Duffy to walk away with a sum not unadjacent to half of what Mr Khadr got. Lifetime pct .990.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Rapper shows smarts by watching solar eclipse without protection

Dis yere is Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, aka Joey Bada$$. He's not just an aspiring rapper who's struggling to turn his life around. He's an actual wrapper who's already released an album, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, which tackles racism, mass incarceration and other "social justice" issues caused by white Amerikkka and especially General Lee.

Mr Bada$$'s debut single was called "Unorthodox". That proves he's not one to accept conventional wisdom about anything. If further proof was needed, he let the world know (by Twitter, of coursse) that he watched Monday's solar eclipse -- the whole thing -- without protection. Here are his tweets from the fateful day.

Wow! Dat'll show da whiteys! No way dis nigga's gonna pay fo a pair o' dose fly sunglasses! What could go wrong? Here's Joey Bada$$'s tweet from the following afternoon.

The cancellation was due, he said on Wednesday, to "unforeseen circumstances". He tweeted that he was "Seeing double, stacking triple", which seems to be a reference to vision problems... or something. Adding any further comment would be gilding the lily, so that's all for today, rap fanz.

VIDEO: An example of superb German engineering

Ed. here. Walt is just about ranted out for this week, so needs a day or two to recuperate. We'll take this opportunity to present an amusing message about the marvels of German precision engineering. Ve haf vays of making you appreciate it!

Thanks to the seldom-heard-from (and less seldom-seen) Agent 59, who dodged a bullet when Walt passed within a few miles of her cabin in the pines a week ago!

WORTH READING: "Astonishing nonsense from the Liberals amid surge of asylum-seekers", by Chris Selley in the National Post, 23/8/17.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Asian-American sportscaster pulled off the air because of his name

In today's Germany, "Adolf Hitler" is an uncommon name, more so, even, than "Adolf Shicklgruber". That's because Germans are ashamed of Adolf Hitler, the notorious dictator who led the Fatherland into a disastrous war. Americans, by contrast, are proud of the great historical figures the USA has produced in nearly two and a half centuries of existence. Even today there are 1000s of Washingtons, Jeffersons, Lincolns... and Lees. Robert E. Lee may have fought on the "wrong side" (according to the liberals and SJWs), but he is still regarded as the greatest general America ever produced, as well as an honourable man who fought for the cause he believed in -- states rights -- and accepted defeat with grace and in a spirit of reconciliation.

Of course not all the Lees in the USA are descendants of or named after General Lee. Many people of Asian, as well as Caucasian, descent have "Lee" as a surname. It's a very common family name in China (where it may be transliterated as "Lee" or "Li") and Korea (where it's usually "Lee"). There are many 1000s of Asian-American Lees. Some of them are even named "Robert"... "Robert Lee". One such is the gentleman pictured on the right below.

This "Robert Lee" is a sportscaster for ESPN, a part of the great Disney empire. The Mouse has not been happy with ESPN lately because viewership is dwindling and revenue is declining. To stanch the bleeding, ESPN has embarked on a desperate search for relevance, so has decided to become a social justice warrior network, "treating all liberal opinion makers as those worthy of promotion and casting aside all those who had the gall to challenge the new Disney world order." That quote is from "ESPN Profit Plummets As Network Turns Left", posted 8/2/17 on OutkickTheCoverage, which says "MSESPN" would be a better name for the failing "network".

Fast forward half a year to this week's announcement by ESPN/MSESPN that Robert Lee will not call the University of Virginia's football season opener on September 2nd because of the recent violence in Charlottesville. A spokeswoman (note) for ESPN says Mr Lee has been sent to cover Youngstown State's game at Pittsburgh on the ACC Network, "simply because of the coincidence of his name."

You might think this is a gag, lifted from The Onion, but once again, truth is stranger (and funnier) than fiction. The official MSESPN line is that "We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties."

OutkickTheCoverage headlined their story "MSESPN Pulls Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee Off UVa Game To Avoid Offending Idiots". OKTC's Clay Travis wrote:
"...according to multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN, MSESPN decided to pull an Asian college football announcer named Robert Lee off the William and Mary at University of Virginia college football game because they were concerned that having an ASIAN FOOTBALL ANNOUNCER NAMED ROBERT LEE would be offensive to some viewers.... Does ESPN really believe people are this dumb or that having an Asian announcer named Robert Lee is too offensive for the average TV viewer to handle?"

Apparently the answer is: Yes, yes they do. You couldn't make this stuff up, but such is the polarization of the Excited States of America as we near the end of the summer of 2017. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

"Anti-racist" reign of terror spreads from Confederate to Catholic statues

The violent alt-left extremism that is now sweeping the Excited States of America, as seen in Charlottesville VA and many other cities, has now extended its terror in another direction. First it was the desecration and destruction of historic statuary and monuments. Now it's religious (read: Catholic) statues that are under attack.

The first victim in this latest fit of iconoclasm was the statue of Fra Junipero Serra at a park across the street from Mission San Fernando, in California. Brother Juniper was a Franciscan missionary who brought the Catholic Faith to the Spaniards and Indians in Alta California. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 25 September 1988, and canonised on 23 September 2015, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, during JP II's first visit to the United States. Because of the Saint's recorded acts of piety combined with his missionary efforts, he was granted the posthumous title "Apostle of California".

Now the barbarians of the left, acting in the name of "indigenous rights", have spray-painted a statue of Saint Serra, covering the face, chest, and hands in red paint. The word "murder" is written in white down the front. An Indian (or Native American -- whatever's PC) boy standing with him as part of the statue has red painted under his eyes and down his front as though he were crying blood. The obligatory swastika, standing for everything the anti-Western, anti-Christian hates -- has also painted on the boy.

Thus the frenzy of destruction of statues honouring heroes of the Confederacy is extended to all statues, paintings, photographs and other reminders of people and events that make liberals, secular humanists and revisionists feel uncomfortable. But really... Fra Junipero Serra is a Catholic Saint, and his statue is a religious icon! There is talk, now, of moving the statue to a museum where it can be "protected" (read: forgotten about), but the damage has been done.

The problem is not so much the removal of a statue to a museum, but rather the question of where the revisionism ends. As President Trump has said, if statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are torn down because they were slave-owners, why not also destroy statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson? After the statues, what next? The names of buildings, streets, cities and perhaps even states? (It's already happened in Canada's capital, where the name of Hector Langevin has been taken off the government building which houses the Prime Minister's office, because M Langevin dared to suggest that Indian kids might be better educated in residential schools.) Perhaps Washington DC and Washington state could be renamed to honour... let's see... how about Al Sharpton?

Why stop there? How about reprinting American currency to avoid any association with slavery... or Freemasonry? How about rewriting, or even discarding the Constitution because many of its authors were slaveholders? History is filled with unpleasantness, just like the present. It is important to acknowledge the sins of the past, but it is also important to recognize that some of the same people also contributed great things to the world. Shall we talk only about the sins -- real and imagined -- of these people, or simply write them out of history entirely? Shall we just deface, or totally destroy all things we don't like?

It seems that the world is sinking into a chaos of barbarism like that which followed the Fall of Rome. It was that chaos that led St. Benedict of Nursia to gather books and religious articles into his monastery at Monte Cassino, there to preserve Western culture until the Dark Ages ended. What will it take to make America -- or the blue half of it, at least -- come to its senses? And until it does, who will preserve and protect the physical evidence of what went before?

WORTH WATCHING: Dr. Steve Hurley talks about Confederate statues and cultural Marxism. Just posted on YouTube today. Find out what's really behind the mania.

Monday, August 21, 2017

UPDATED: What really happened in Québec City

Poor Len Canayen, having very little to do until the start of hockey season, has been keeping a sharp eye on the situation in the Canadian province of Québec, which has been inundated this summer with 1000s of "refugees" and asylum-seekers -- mostly from Haïti -- who have been fleeing across the world's longest undefended border to escape Trumpian "persecution" and (really) get more generous welfare and other benefits. See "1000s of Haïtians invade Canada as Trudeau government dithers", WWW 17/8/17.

UPDATE: Speaking today at Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle QC, where about 98% of the invaders are crossing the US-Canada border while the Mounties stand by helplessly, Public Security Minister Ralph Goodale says he suspects that human smugglers [as opposed to robot smugglers? Ed.] may be the cause of the "spike". Nothing to do with Junior's putting out the welcome mat, then.

As you might expect (but won't be able to tell from reading the Canuck lamestream media) there has been a huge anti-immigrant backlash in la Belle Province, so much so that Prime Minister "Junior" Trudeau interrupted his march in yesterday's "Pride" parade in Montréal (in which he walked arm in arm with Ireland's new gay Indian prime minister) to denounce those who protest against the invasion and proclaim that Canada won't be defined by "a bunch of racists".

He was referring, no doubt, to La Meute (= The Pack, as in wolf pack), a group of Québécois which originated in a Facebook group and now has 43,000 members. They believe Québec is under the threat of Sharia law and radical, and are staunchly against immigration. Even as Hairboy spoke, La Meute was gathering in an underground garage in the centre of Québec City, in preparation for a march on the National Assembly (= legislature) for which they had a permit issued by the city government.

In anticipation of the protest march, several hundred loony left, antifa and "human rights" protesters assembled above ground, intent on "shutting down the racists". Here's a photo of some of the "counter-demonstrators". Note the hijabs, the masks and face coverings, and the red flags (including a Soviet Union flag worn as a mask). The flag with the depiction of an Indian (sorry for the un-PC word) is a symbol of the fight for "indigenous rights".

The alt-left counter-protesters had no permit. Their gathering was declared illegal by police when black-clad militants began jostling with authorities and threw projectiles at the police and members of La Meute. Maxime Fiset, who is paid by taxpayers for his "work" at the province's "anti-radicalization centre", admitted that their actions were violent. "I'm mad at such a display of violence," he told Radio-Canada, "because it was useless. It's a public relations victory for La Meute."

He looked on, ashen-faced, as members of La Meute emerged from their bunker and marched silently and peacefully down the street to the National Assembly... with a police escort. Here's a photo.

The leaders of La Meute were triumphant, claiming the group showed discipline when faced with provocation. Said Patrick Beaudry, one of the group's founders, "We made our point. I really believe this day will be the day La Meute gets out peacefully, just to the show the people what we really are."

Compare yesterday's march in Québec City with the events in Charlottesville VA. What began as a peaceful protest by the right was met with violence incited and initiated by the left. The protesters had a permit; the counter-protesters did not. Unlike in Charlottesville, in Québec City there was violence only by one side -- the alt-left side. (One of the leaders of the counter-protest was arrested and dragged away from the scene by police.) The difference in Québec City was that the police did what they are supposed to do, enforcing the law and protecting freedom of assembly and freedom of speech. Perhaps, just this once, Americans could learn something from Canadians.

WORTH READING (ADDED 24/8/17): "Astonishing nonsense from the Liberals amid surge of asylum-seekers", by Chris Selley in the National Post, 23/8/17.

Friday, August 18, 2017

UPDATED: VIDEO: "Allahu akbar!" heard in streets of Turku, Finland.

I'm getting tired of writing this same headline -- including the words "Allahu akbar!" ("God is great!" in Arabic) -- over and over again. At the rate these Islamic terrorist attacks are occurring this year, I could write a similar headline every day, or at least once a week. [By the way, yesterday's last post was Number 3000 since the inception of WWW in July of 2009. That's not counting two or three that got taken down for some reason. Ed.] Only the location and the body count change. The rest of the story is always the same.

But can you say "Islamic terrorist", boys and girls? Apparently the authorities in Turku, Finland cannot. Two people have been killed and six or more injured today, when a man screaming "Allahu akbar!" went on a knife rampage before being shot by police and arrested. We have video -- just 7 second -- showing the aftermath. Listen carefully.

The police have so far refused to reveal the name, ethnicity, religion or motive of the attacker they are holding in custody. They say only that they are "investigating", proving that Finns are almost as politically correct as the Swedes, and just as eager not to fan the flames of Islamophobia. To which Walt says: Just because you're Islamophobic doesn't mean the Muslim jihadists aren't out to get you. They are!

UPDATE ADDED 19/8/17: The attacker, who deliberately targeted women, has been identified as a Moroccan asylum-seeker who entered Finland in 2016. No surprise there, then.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Four Islamic jihadis killed south of Barcelona following 2nd terror attack

Would you believe a second Islamic terrorist attack in Spain in less than 24 hours? Believe it! I'm just getting news on the mojo wire this evening that police in Catalonia say they have killed four suspects and arrested a fifth in the town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona.

Apparently the latest Muslim martyrs were attempting to replicate the vehicle attack that occurred in central Barcelona earlier today. The attackers, wearing explosive belts, drove into a pedestrian area. According to El Pais, five civilians were injured in the incident. (The death toll in the Barcelona massacre has now climbed to 13, with over 100 injured.) Police said at 0245 Friday (local time) that a counter-terrorism operation was still underway in Cambrils, but that the situation is now under control.

Meanwhile, the Spanish authorities have released this picture of the man who rented the van used in the Barcelona attack. He is Driss Oukabir, a native of Morocco and... wait for it... a Muslim. Reports in Spanish media suggest Sr Oukabir had turned himself in to police, claiming his identification documents had been stolen, and that he was not involved in the attack. The usual suspects have been rounded up, but it is not known if Sr Oukabir is one of those in custody.

ISIS (or IS or ISIL, whatever we're calling them today) has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona atrocity, saying in a statement on its Aamaq news agency that the attack was carried out by "soldiers of the Islamic State" in response to the Islamic extremist group's calls for followers to target countries participating in the coalition trying to drive it from Syria and Iraq.

1000s of Haïtians invade Canada as Trudeau government dithers

There's a story circulating on WhatsApp that Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship [Is that really his title? You must be making it up! Ed.] Ahmed Hussen [OK, I believe you. Ed.] is inviting people to make asylum claims. Didn't Justin "Junior" Trudeau himself say, following President Trump's inauguration, that all those who were fleeing Trumpian persecution in the USA were welcome to come to the Great White North?

The WhatsApp story is bogus, of course, just as bogus as the 1000s of refugee filed at ports of entry to Canada every year. But 1000s of the 70,000 or so Haïtians enjoying "temporary protection" in America believed it, and are now flocking to the world's longest undefended border in record numbers. Here we see a couple of Canadian Mounties helping some of the asylum-seekers with their garbage ["luggage" surely! Ed.] as they board buses for the gruelling ride to Montréal, where they will be accommodated at the Olympic Stadium (as well as hotels, convents and campgrounds) until they can be given free houses, free medical and dental care, free food, and so on, all courtesy of friendly Canuck taxpayers.

In a news conference held this morning, the RCMP (= Mounties) said that more than 3800 asylum-seekers crossed the border into Québec illegally in Quebec during the first two of August. This compares with just under 3000 who entered illegally at the same spot (near Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle QC) in the entire month of July. RCMP spokesthingy Claude Castonguay called the numbers "unprecedented.... Our officers are patrolling 24 hours day, all year long, and we have never seen such numbers coming in."

Since June 1st, more than 7000 people have entered Canada illegally. But, said the Mountie, "Our officers have to check the identification of each individual to ensure they do not represent a danger or a threat to the Canadian population. We can assure you that the only law they've broken is entering the country illegally." So that's all right then.

The Canadian government appears to have been caught flat-footed by the sudden influx of migrants looking for a better welfare system than they were enjoying in the USA. At a news conference this morning, the Hon. Marc Garneau, the federal Minister of Transport (= in charge of scheduling the buses) said they were surprised that the Haïtians had taken M Trudeau seriously. "No-one here does," he said. [Ed., I didn't have time to source this quote. Could you please check?]

Walt finds it interesting that the feds sent poor old Marc Garneau, a whitey, to face the press, along with Québec Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil, also white. Perhaps they thought that putting the responsible minister, Mr Hussen -- himself a non-white "refugee" and unable to speak French -- in front of the microphones would lead to accusations of some sort of bias in favour of non-white migrants, and perhaps even stoke the fires of Islamophobia. (Most Haïtians aren't Muslims. Their faith is in voodoo and Justin Trudeau.)

Also interesting was M Garneau's revelation, today, that the feds are taking steps to spread the burden of putting up (and putting up with) the "refugees" around. He announced that a new temporary intake centre will be set up in Cornwall ON, right in the heart of United Empire Loyalist country, where the black, French- or creole-speaking Haïtians are sure to receive a warm welcome. That area hasn't sent any Liberals to Parliament since Confederation, so now the Natural Governing Party will be able to say to the WASPs, "Don't say we never gave you anything." Ain't diversity grand?

Further reading
: "Canadians wary of Trudeau's mess", editorial in the Toronto Sun, 17/8/17. Spoiler alert: If those who disagree with Justin Trudeau on immigration are racists, then the majority of Canadians polled a couple of days ago by Ipsos/Global must be racists. Stats are in the article.

Further viewing: "'Canada is open!' comes back to bite Junior Trudeau", WWW 6/8/17. Contains VIDEO.

UPDATED: How do you say "Allahu akbar!" in Spanish?

One dead, dozens injured, after motor vehicle deliberately plows into crowd. Where? "Charlottesville, Virginia," you say? Well yeah, but also in Barcelona, Spain, just today. Since the American lamestream media are still fixated on the events in Charlottesville to the exclusion of everything else, Walt brings you the news of yet another "incident" of Islamic terrorism.

The casualty figures from Spain will undoubtedly climb. As of this afternoon (local time) Spanish police have confirmed just one death after a van slammed into pedestrians in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district. Citing local police forces, Spanish media said as many as 13 people could be dead. 10 of those counted as injured are presently said to be in serious condition.

UPDATED at noon: The death toll in the Islamic terrorist attack has now risen to 13.

Spanish government officials confirmed that the attack was "terror-related". For fear of provoking yet more Islamophobia, they did not mention what kind of terrorism is suspected. Walt wonders if, when the King Juan Carlos makes a public statement condemning the attack, he will call out the Muslim jihadis. If not, will he be criticized by his country's media for failing to name names? As they say in Spanish, JAJAJA!

The attackers themselves have not yet been apprehended. The newspaper El Pais reported that the perpetrators were holed up in a nearby bar. Inspector Don Quixote of the Catalonia constabulary would not confirm that report. Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, tweeted that the priority was to attend to the injured.

While full details of the crash were not immediately clear, over the span of the last 13 months, vehicles have been used to ram into crowds in a series of Islamic terrorist attacks across Europe, killing well over 100 people in Nice, Berlin, London and Stockholm. Now Barcelona. Which European city will be next? Where do you live?!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

VIDEO: Bill Whittle talks about white privilege and black disadvantage

Just saw, and want to share with you, this video posted near the end of July by William Alfred "Bill" Whittle. Mr Whittle talks about what "white privilege" really means. Spoiler alert: it's not having anyone to blame your failings on. He also talks about "black disadvantage", or perhaps we should say the "disadvantage" that anyone of any colour who's lazy or stupid can say is the reason why they don't have a better job, a better house, no criminal record, yada yada yada. Running time 10:36.

Mr Whittle must be prescient, because, in this video (posted on July 28th) he offers some advice to the SJWs: Be careful about starting a fight with people who take the word "warrior" seriously.

If you'd like to see and read more commentary by Bill Whittle, check out his blog which (Bill sez) "offers something lacking in the mainstream media: common sense."

Black man asks for admission to Heaven

The weekend's protest (or riot or whatever) at Charlottesville VA got me to thinking about the South, as it was and as it is. I did spend a few days there, around the time of LBJ's Reconstruction 2.0, in the mid-60s. Here's a little joke that was going around then.

One day a young black man showed up at the gates of Heaven and was met by Saint Peter. "I'd like to be admitted to Heaven, sir," he said.
"Fine," said St Peter, " but first tell me what you've done lately which would give you the right to be admitted."
"Well", came the answer, "I marched from Selma to Montgomery in a civil rights march."
Said the gatekeeper, "A lot of people marched from Selma to Montgomery. Maybe there's something else?"
"Yes, I got married on the courthouse steps at Montgomery at noon."
"What's so unusual about that?"
"I married a white woman!"
St Peter's eyes widened. "What?! You married a white woman on the courthouse steps in Montgomery, Alabama, at twelve o'clock noon? When was that?!"
"Oh, about two minutes ago."

Heart-warming: a boy and his cow

Amidst all the drama of Charlottesville, Guam, "social justice", BLM and what have you, it's good to be reminded that there is another side to America and Americans that the lamestream media doesn't often show us. Here's a photo published in the Des Moines Register yesterday, showing Mitchell Miner (15, from Williamsburg IA) and Audri, his heifer, resting after a showing at the Iowa state fair.

"She likes to lay down quite a bit," Miner told the Register on Monday. "I don't really understand the bond with my animal either. She just enjoys my company."

I'm not posting this photo to get a cheap laugh or be snide about Middle America. I just like it.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Great restaurant deal! Discount based on bra size!

Walt has asked Agent 88 to verify a report in the Qianjiang Evening Post of a restaurant whose name translates as "Trendy Shrimp" offering discounts to female customers based on the size of their, errr, bras. Sounds like a great meal deal to Walt, but mainland Chinese society is actually quite conservative, and the local blue-stockings are throwing a hissy about sexism, exploitation of women, yada yada yada.

Trendy Shrimp, located in the delightful city of Hangzhou, is being criticized for a recent promotion -- ended after this news went viral -- in which they offered female patrons a discount based on their bra sizes. The bigger the cup, the bigger the discount! Specifically, a woman who wore an A cup bra was entitled to a 5% discount; a woman with a B was entitled to 15%; a C cup earned a 25% discount; and so on. The signboard shown below mentions a G cup but if such a thing exists, you'd never see one (or two) in China!

The sign's caption reads "The whole city is looking for BREASTS!"

The Evening Post quotes a Ms Zhu, a local resident, as saying "This content [is] vulgar advertising. In addition, I think it is discriminatory against women." Walt would reply that it is only discriminatory against some women. No mention is made of Ms Zhu's cup size.

Ms Zhu and several others are reported to have complained to the mayor, asking for the removal of the advertising materials. Lan Shenggang, Trendy Shrimp's manager, said he would remove the posters "in order to reduce the impact on passersby." Not long afterewards, the promotion was discontinued entirely.

Mr Lan told the Evening Post that while the promotion was in effect, "customer numbers rose by about 20 percent." He added that some of the women were proud to receive the discount. "They had nothing to hide," he said.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

VIDEO: What really happened at Charlottesville

The lamestream media have been falling all over themselves to blame President Trump for this weekend's protest/riot/driveover at Charlottesville VA. Mr Trump has been criticized, even by Republicans such as slimeball Marco Rubio, for saying that there was hate and bigotry "from many sides". Yet that was clearly the case, as anyone who's watched the video must realize.

For the record, Walt was not there, except in spirit. Faith Goldy was. In this video she talks to Stefan Molyneux about what she saw, and the double standard which is being applied by the politically correct media and politicians. The issue here is freedom of speech. The white nationalists had a permit for their protest. The BLMers did not. But only the white protesters were harassed by the police. The "counter-protesters" were left alone. Leftist thugs attacked the protesters and it was then, and only then, that the "authorities" declared a state of emergency.

Comment on YouTube from "August Caesar": The Alt Right showed up to peacefully protest, then the left attacked. Now the government is blaming the Alt Right. It's official, the government hates white people.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

VIDEO: Ron Paul talks about states rights, the Confederacy and the vision of Robert E. Lee

All the fuss in Charlottesville VA (see Walt's first post today) started when the local government caved in to pressure from the SJWs, antifas, BLMers and other lefties and race-mixers, and decided to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from its place of honour in a city park that once bore the name of the Confederate general, but was renamed "Emancipation Park". The statue was to have been removed a few days ago, but patriotic citizens got a court order putting this blatant attempt to rewrite history on hold for six months.

The Charlottesville "incident" began on Friday night with a march on the University of Virginia campus by white nationalists waving Confederate flags, wearing helmets and carrying shields, and chanting "You will not replace us!" This morning demonstrators from both sides confronted each other in McIntire Park, just outside of town. The BLMers waved their own flags, which strongly resemble the flag of Libya -- red, black and green horizontal stripes. One thing led to another. Result: 1 dead, 34 injured and counting.

This seems like a good time, then, to give some thought to the causes and issues which provoked and were fought over during the Glorious War of the Secession -- things like states rights, habeas corpus, slavery, income tax, the draft, and the power of the federal government. Who better to put these issues into perspective than Ron Paul. In this seldom-seen video he talks about all of those things, and the prophetic vision of Robert E. Lee. Running time 17:39.

North Korea's Plan B to nuke the USA

Thanks to one of my agents who can't be numbered, let alone, named, I am able to reveal Kim Jong-un's secret Plan B to devastate the Excited States of America with nuclear weapons, even if his ICBM's don't live up their advance billing. Ready?

North Korea is planning to place 20 nuclear bombs in leather suitcases and check them in as baggage on airliners bound for 20 different American cities, where triggers which are sensitive to changes in air pressure will cause them to explode when they get under 1000 feet.

This has been done before. The only flaw in the plan (which the Commies haven't realized yet) is that they will have to import the leather suitcases from China. The bags the Chinese send them will be found to be fake.

VIDEO: On to Charlottesville!

Reports are reaching us of an "antifa" "counter-protest" held last night at the Charlottesville campus of the University of Virginia. The lefties and SJWs are peeing in their pants in advance of tonight's "Unite the Right" rally, which is expected to be one of the largest white power gatherings in the USA in at least a decade.

Surrounded by hundreds of white men carrying torches, chanting "blood and soil", "white lives matter" and "you will not replace us," Emily Gorcenski, one of the counter-protesters tweeted, "I am safe. I am not fine. What I just witnessed was the end of America."

A supporter of the Unite the Right movement counter-tweeted, "The fear we instill in them today only fuels our victory tomorrow."

If I could get to Charlottesville before sunset, I'd be there. Good to see the straight (I presume) white guys pushing back! You betcha!

UPDATE: The Governor of Virginia has declared a state of emergency! We have some video here from Fox News.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

12 reasons why some men have a dog, but no wife

Many thanks to Agent 9, who has neither, for sending along these 12 reasons why some men have a dog, but no wife.

1. The later you are, the more excited your dogs are to see you.

2. Dogs don't notice if you call them by another dog's name.

3. Dogs like it if you leave a lot of things on the floor.

4. A dog's parents never visit.

5. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across.

6. Dogs find you amusing when you're drunk.

7. Dogs like to go hunting and fishing.

8. A dog will not wake you up at night to ask, "If I died, would you get another dog?"

9. If a dog has babies, you can put an ad in the paper and give them away.

10. A dog will let you put a studded collar on it without calling you a pervert.

11. If a dog smells another dog on you, they don't get mad. They just think it's interesting.

And... last but not least:
12. If a dog leaves, it won't take half of your stuff.

To test this proposition: Lock your wife and your dog in the garage for an hour. Then open it and see who's happy to see you.

Book review: "Insane Clown President" by Matt Taibbi made Walt LOL

Ed. here. In "Hellery Clinton's 'Mannequin Challenge' campaign fail" (WWW 5/8/17 - includes video), Walt promised you a review of Insane Clown President, Matt Taibbi's book on the 2016 presidential election (Spiegel & Grau, 2017). This is it.

It's a pity that the original -- make that unique -- Doctor of Gonzo Journalism, Hunter S. Thompson, offed himself before US politics sank to the dpeths of the 21st-century campaigns for the presidensity. How he would have enjoyed last year's down-and-dirty slugfest between The Donald and Crooked Hillary. "Fear and Loathing in the Beltway, 2016" would have been a great title for one of HST's no-holds-barred tirades against the swine that comprise the American political and media establishments.

Matt Taibbi covers politics for Rolling Stone, and, when he's in form, is capable of just as much indignation and rancour as HST. In Insane Clown President, Mr Taibbi reveals a blind spot when it comes to Barack Hussein Obama, who, he reckons, will be adjudged a great president, compared with those who preceded and followed him. QED.

Although he makes mock of the "Mannequin Challenge" -- see above, Mr Taibbi also averts his gaze, for the most part, from the glaring defects in Hellery Clinton's campaign and the manifest flaws in her character. He seems unsurprised by La Clinton's answer to a question about why she took $675,000 for casting a few pearls before select groups of bankers. What Crooked Hillary said was "Well, that's what they were offering." So that makes it OK, then.

Very little of Insane Clown President is about Secretary Clinton or President Obama. Most of the book -- a collection of articles written for Rolling Stone, with some footnotes and hindsightful comments -- deals with the Republican primaries of 2016 and the subsequent campaign which resulted in the election of President Donald J. Trump.

Matt Taibbi's average as a prognosticator was not nearly as good as Walt's (lifetime pct .986). Mr T batted only 1 for 2. He called the primary result way back in February, labelling Mr Trump as "unstoppable". But he drank the lamestream media Koolaid on the election itself, believing right to the end that there was no way a majority of Americans would vote for the "lunatic Trump". He was wrong, and, to his great credit, admits it.

Mr Taibbi provides a cogent analysis of how he, the DNC, CNN, MSNBC etc etc blew it -- by ignoring the opinions and feelings of the American people in the flyover states between the Blue Coasts. It is from that analysis, contained in the introduction, that I excerpted the bit about the "Mannequin Challenge". It's worth repeating.

As a metaphor for an overconfident and incompetent ruling class that was ten miles up its own backside when it should have been listening to the anger percolating in the population, the "Mannequin Challenge" is probably unsurpassable. Here was a planeload of effete politicos making a goofball video when they should have been frantically bailing water to stave off maybe the most disastrous loss in the history of American presidential politics. If those people had known the election was even going to be close, they would have outlawed smiling on that plane, let alone making nutty souvenir videos. But they had no clue what was coming.

There's a lot of very serious commentary in Insane Clown President, but it's leavened with humour, dripping with sarcasm, and larded with LOL put-downs like this description of "Rudy Giuliani...his eyes spinning and arms flailing like a man who'd come to a hospital lost-and-found in search of his medulla oblongata."

I laughed, loudly and often, at the invective the writer hurls at everyone except the Prez and Hellery. But our laughter at the clowns who dominate American politics and media should be tempered by recognition of the ugly truth that we are being led (laughing all the way) to the end of the "American era" -- the time when the US of A was arguably the best country on earth. I've selected two more excerpts from Insane Clown President which should sober you up, no matter whether you're a "progressive", like Mr Taibbi, or a conservative-cum-libertarian, like Your Humble Servant.

[We are] facing a future in which national elections will no longer be decided by ideas, but by numbers. It will be a turnout battle between people who believe in a multicultural vision for the country, and those who don't.
     Every other issue, from taxes to surveillance to war to jobs to education, will take a distant back seat to this ongoing, moronic referendum on white victimhood.

Way back in February...I thought Trump had a real chance at the presidency. But later I made the same mistake most every other reporter did. I listened to polls and media outlets, instead of people. I thought Trump's maladroit and ridiculous general-election campaign, in which he went back on virtually every major primary-season promise while being revealed through seemingly hourly scandals as one of the world's most corrupt and personally repulsive individuals, would do him in. He would lose and lose huge, ending up a footnote to history, having served no purpose beyond the destruction of the Republican Party. Conventional wisdom said so, and wasn't conventional wisdom always right?
     Not quite. We journalists made the same mistake the Republicans made, the same mistake the Democrats made. We were too sure of our own influence, too lazy to bother hearing things firsthand, and too in love with ourselves to imagine that so many people could hate and distrust us as much as they apparently do.

Summary: If you're only going to read one book about the 2016 election and how The Donald became President Trump, don't waste your time on self-serving trash like La Clinton's What Happened (already reviewed for you right here on WWW). Make it Insane Clown President. You'll laugh and you'll think, and what more can you do, now that it's happened.

: The illustrations for Insane Clown President were done by Rolling Stone artist Victor Juhasz. Just as Matt Taibbi is no Hunter S. Thompson (and admits it), Victor Juhasz is no Ralph Steadman. The drawing above is supposed to show Mr Trump emerging from the anus of an elephant. Subtle enough for ya? But that's quite in keeping with the spirit of  '16.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

VIDEO: Dogs going to church... or vice versa? Francis vs Trump

Pope Francis doesn't like Donald Trump. Could it be because the President gets more media attention than Francis the Humble? Noooo. It's because the President of the Excited States of America poses a hyuge threat to the plans of the Pope and George Soros to impose a New World Order of the humanity in general and the Roman Catholic Church in particular.

The Unholy Father has no wish to see the values of Christianity and freedom triumph. Forget about religion and democracy. Francis' vision is of a world run on the "principles" of socialism and secular humanism.

Keep this in mind as you read "Pope Francis attacks conservative Catholics - and Trump?", an article by John Moody, which appeared on the Fox News website today. John Moody is Executive Vice President and Executive Editor of Fox News. A former Rome bureau chief for Time magazine, he is the author of four books including Pope John Paul II: Biography. Walt is taking the liberty of reposting the entire piece.

Someone brought a dog to mass at my parish this weekend. It lay smack in the middle of the main aisle, forcing parishioners to edge around it. No one said anything, but the symbolism was not lost on some in attendance: dogs may be going to church, but the universal Roman Catholic Church is going to the dogs.

Under Pope Francis, the church has abandoned many of its bedrock positions on issues like divorce and homosexuality in favor of a “why not?” attitude. Francis has scolded people for being rich, sided with illegal immigrants, and suggested the church should be a refuge for the poor.

He has sidelined conservative cardinals, installed like-minded allies in key jobs, taken personal control of the Knights of Malta for defying him, and generally sent the signal that behind his amiable smile and humble talk lurks a radically liberal agenda.

The latest example of the pope’s blueprint for the future is contained in an article penned by two of his closest confidantes. They believe that conservative Catholics in the United States have formed a coalition with Evangelical Protestants to push Donald Trump’s agenda, which the authors call a "Manichean vision". The article, in the Jesuit publication La Civiltà Cattolica, could not have been printed without Francis' knowledge and approval.

"This pope does not like the culture war," says Robert Royal, president of the Faith and Reason Institute and a commentator on the Catholic network EWTN. "The real tragedy is they’re trying to discredit some types of religious action in the public square, while they are very active in advocating for the environment, immigrants and stopping human trafficking."

Francis can run the church any way he wants. But demonizing conservative American Catholics is a risky business. They have deep pockets and long memories.

It is, in the end, a dog eat dog world – and church.

If you haven't heard about the article in La Civiltà Cattolica to which Mr Moody refers, or are otherwise unsure what all the fuss was about, check out the Fox News video which accompanies the article. If you're a traditional Catholic or evangelical Christian, be prepared to be offended.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

VIDEO: "Canada is open!" comes back to bite Junior Trudeau

How President Trump must be laughing! Back in January, with a couple of days of being sworn in, he made good on his promise to cut illegal immigration and send all the bogus refugee claimants, asylum-seekers and criminal trash back where they came from. Much hand-wringing ensued, amongst the chattering classes in the New York-Washington-Los Angeles corridor. If all the illegal aliens were deported, who would clean their toilets, mow their lawns and diaper their kids? The illegals themselves went into panic mode until a white knight (pun intended) took the stage, in the form of Canuck Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, son and heir of PET Himself. "Canada is open!", he told the world. "Send us your huddled masses, your filth, your scum. We'll take all comers!"

Canada already had the reputation of lying prostrate with her legs open (so to speak), offering "refugees" and other invaders free housing, free medical care (including dental care which Canadians have to pay for), free education... hell, free everything! The trouble was it was so damned hard to get to. And it's cold too! So lassitude led a lot of the illegals who had already made it to the Land of the Free -- the one south of the 49th parallel -- to stay right where they were. Until President Trump started signing executive orders. Then, suddenly, Canada started to look pretty attractive, in spite of the cold.

There's nothing colder than a prairie winter, the frostbacks say. (And remember, "Don't eat the yellow snow!") That notwithstanding, this past March saw what the Canuck government called "a bit of a spike" in the number of "refugees" crossing the undefended border at places like Emerson MB. See "100s of Muslim invaders pour through swiss cheese-like Canuck border", WWW 6/3/17.

They were Africans -- Somalis, Ghanaians and the like -- fleeing the privations of... wait for it... Minnesota. A couple lost fingers and toes due to frostbite. One Ghanaian lady froze to death in a ditch. The denizens of Emerson grumbled a little bit and called on M Trudeau for help which never came -- no photo ops there -- but Emersonians didn't worry too much because they knew the unwanted guests would be heading for Toronto soon enough. Public opinion in Canada as a hole [Watch it! Ed.] was strongly in favour of turning back the illegals, but Trudeau's Liberal government paid no attention.

TheRebel's Brian Lilley, featured in this video, was one of those (including Walt) who said "Just wait until summer when the weather gets better." Sure enough, March's trickle has become a flood, not at Emerson, but at the small Québec border town of Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, where the scabrous masses are crossing the ditch which marks the border at the rate of 150 per day. That's according to the government. RCMP and border security agents say (off the record) that the real rate is double that.

To be clear, what these "asylum-seekers" -- mostly Haitians this time -- are doing is illegal. RCMP officers stationed at the ditch dutifully shout out warnings that this is an illegal border crossing and that anyone attempting to enter Canada will be arrested. The warnings are immediately ignored, because the entire point of this trek is to get arrested, to get out of the American immigration system and into the Canadian one, where their cases will take years to be heard, while the claimants suck on the Canuck tit the whole time.

The oh-so-polite mounties help the "migrants" with their designer luggage and herd them aboard the bus which shuttles back and forth, 24/7, between the border and Montréal's Olympic Stadium -- the infamous "Big Owe" -- where they are put up until "permanent accommodation" (!) can be found. That's a telling phrase, coming from the mouth of Québec's Minister of Immigration, for it gives the lie to the Liberal fiction that not all of the invaders will be allowed to stay.

Over 50% of these bogus refugee claims are rejected, the government says. Let's do the math. 150 border-jumpers per day (at Lacolle alone) X 365 days a year X 50% means over 100,000 unemployed, unskilled and unwelcome "newcomers" will have been admitted to the Not-so-great, Not-so-white North in 2017. As Brian Lilley warns in his "I told you so" video, this will not end well for Canada and real Canadians.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Are you smarter than a pre-schooler? Take this test

I already knew I was dumber than the fifth graders, but was appalled when this little test revealed that I'm not even as smart as the average pre-schooler. What about you? Look carefully at this drawing.

Now then... Which way is the bus travelling? To the left or to the right?

Can't make up your mind? Look at the picture again... carefully!

Still stumped? Pre-schoolers all over the USA were shown this picture and asked the same question. 92% of them said, "The bus is travelling to the left."

When asked, "Why do you think the bus is travelling to the left?", they answered, "Because you can't see the door to get on the bus."

How do you feel now???

Thanks and a tip of the mortar-board to Agent 6, who I feel sure got it on the first try.

VIDEO: Hellery Clinton's "Mannequin Challenge" campaign fail

Yes, yes, I know the election is over. (Memo to the New York Times: President Donald Trump won!) Now we're seeing a spate of books telling us how and why it happened. I've just finished reading Matt Taibbi's Insane Clown President (Spiegel & Grau, 2017) and will have a review for you very soon. Reading it, I've picked up on a couple of incidents I missed. One such was La Clinton's "Mannequin Challenge". Here's what Mr Taibbi has to say.

"Watch as the camera pans over the plane full of photogs, aides and pols, proudly clutching their tablets and pens and pizza boxes, all dressed in blazers and 'smart glasses' and crisp gingham shirts and buzzed at being on the same plane as two Clintons and Jon Bon Jovi.

Mr Taibbi continues: "As a metaphor for an overconfident and incompetent ruling class that was ten miles up its own backside when it should have been listening to the anger percolating in the population, the 'Mannequin Challenge' is probably unsurpassable. Here was a planeload of effete politicos making a goofball video when they should have been frantically bailing water to stave off maybe tghe most disastrous loss in the history of American presidential politics."

That's from the Introduction to Insane Clown President. I went from there to the Epilogue in less than 24 hours.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Islamic suicide bomber disguised in burqa kills NATO soldier

Walt has warned before about the ease with which a man intent on no good can cover himself with the extreme Muslim outerwear known as a burqa, under which not even the wearer's eyes can be seen, to perpetrate whatever evil deeds he has in mind. See "A good reason to ban the burqa", WWW 4/11/13, which dealth with just such a case in Not-so-great Britain. In spite of that case and a number of Islamic terrorist attacks -- most recently the Manchester massacre -- the UK government has yet to ban the wearing of Islamic costumes.

Islamic dress is, of course, de rigueur, in Abu Dhabi, one of the statelets that make up the United Arab Emirates. There, last June, a Pakistani dressed in a burqa lured an 11-year-old boy from a mosque in before raping and murdering him. According to Abu Dhabi Police Department Major General Mohammed Al-Knacker, the criminal cross-dressed as a woman since he knew that the little boy would not go with a man without permission from his parents.

Surveillance footage shows the suspect with a purse getting into an elevator with the young victim, whom he brutally raped and strangled the 11-year-old to death soon after they reached the roof of the apartment block. A report in the Conservative Daily Post says that air-conditioning technicians found the victim on the roof of his residence, half-naked and with a Quran in his hands.

To be clear, the clothing shown in the police mug shots looks to me like niqab, not a burqa. If, like the writer of the article, you're not clear on the difference, see "Hijab, niqab, burqa -- what's the difference?", WWW 28/7/10, which has a fine picture of three ladies (???) dressed in burqas.

We come now to the headline story, from Afghanistan, where (believe it or not), NATO troops are still carrying on the US-led mission to defeat the Taliban/ISIS/Al-Qaeda/whoever and bring peace, prosperity and the benefits of American democracy to the people of that benighted country. No matter what the government says, we are losing that battle.

Yesterday, in northern Takhar province near Qarabagh, barely 18 miles north of Kabul, a Taliban suicide bomber struck a NATO patrol in Afghanistan, killing a "service member" and two civilians. Six service members, including an Afghan translator, were wounded. A spokesthingy for the US military confirmed that a service member was killed but did not reveal the soldier's nationality. A district governor said the jihadi concealed his explosives beneath the all-enveloping women's garment known as a burqa.

The attack was the second suicide bombing in as many days that targeted NATO. On Wednesday, a suicide attacker hit a convoy on the edge of the southern city of Kandahar, killing two American soldiers and wounding another four. Both attacks were claimed by the Taliban. Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesthingy told AP over the phone on Friday that one of its fighters from Takhar province carried out yesterday's attack. He claimed 11 Americans were killed, but the insurgents routinely exaggerate their claims. So that's OK then.

Still more news from Armpitistan... Today, in southern Helmand province, the Taliban stormed a market in the Gareshk district and fired at a nearby police station. As Friday is the Muslim sabbath, the market was closed, so no casualties were reported. The day before, yet another suicide bomber rammed a car full of explosives into a police outpost in the same town, killing two cops and wounding another two. Gareshk is obviously not a good place to live, or even visit. Last month, the Pentagon confirmed that an errant US bomb destroyed a police outpost there, killing 12 officers and wounding another 11.

Walt hasn't written much lately about Armpitistan and the endless Muslim civil wars of the Middle East. I'm sick of all that, and truly sick, sore and tired of seeing the waste of western lives and treasure in affairs which are none of our business. And there's the ancillary problem of refugees and asylum-seekers. All the trouble in the world emanates from the heart of Islam. Can the final solution be anything other than the Armageddon?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wisconsin elementary schoolers learn where milk comes from

From America's heartland... or dairyland at least... Wisconsin, comes this delightful picture of some elementary school kids learning how to milk a cow.

Camera angle is everything, isn't it? Thanks to Agent 6.

Footnote: Walt can't help but notice that the teacher and all the kids are... errr... Caucasians. Not a vizmin in the group. Does the government know about this?

Four more Islamic terrorists convicted in UK

Islamic terrorism is a cancer that has metastasized and is spreading through the United Kingdom and western Europe at an alarming rate. (It is not so much a problem in eastern Europe since the sensible governments of countries such as Hungary and Poland have taken steps to close their borders and curb immigration from the Middle East and north Africa.) As with cancer, every time you kill one cell, another appears. Then another, and another. And then the host dies.

British authorities think they destroyed one cell of Muslim fanatics today when three British men who dubbed themselves the "Three Musketeers" were convicted at the Old Bailey (London's Central Criminal Court) of plotting a bomb attack on troops or police. Naweed Ali, 29, Khobaib Hussain, 25 and Mohibur Rahman, 33, were found guilty of preparing terrorist acts, after a trial that was partly held in secret for national security reasons (read: to avoid embarrassing British cops for letting these guys run around loose. See below.)

But Walt (I hear you say), there's four Mohammeds there, not three. The fourth, Tahir Aziz, 38, was convicted of the same charge, although he was brought into the plot in its later stages.

Crown prosecutors revealed that Messrs Ali, Hussain and Rahman met while serving prison terms for terrorism offences. They later set up a group on a messaging app called the "Three Musketeers". All the while they were planning further attacks, the men were under surveillance by MI5 (Britain's domestic intelligence service), MI5, which created a fake courier company in Birmingham and hired Hussein and Ali. Nearly a year ago, undercover officers searched Ali's car, and discovered weapons including an imitation handgun, a partially constructed pipe bomb and a meat cleaver with the word "kaffir" (= "infidel" in Arabic) scratched onto the blade.

The four men will be sentenced Thursday. For more details of the plot and police ineptitude, see "'Three musketeers' convicted of plotting terrorist attack", in the Guardian, 2/8/17.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Discrimination vs LGBTQetc not barred by Civil Rights Act, US DoJ says

Walt is posting this to give you the link to the 36-page amicus (= friend of the court) brief filed on 26 July by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) in Zarda and Moore v. Altitude Express Inc. and Maynard, a case being argued in the United States Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit).

The case is about Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The issue to be decided is whether the statute's prohibitions on employment discrimination because of "sex" (= gender or "gender orientation") include discrimination because of sexual orientation. The DoJ contends, in its brief, that such discrimination is not -- repeat, not -- prohibited.

The heads of argument in the DoJ brief sum up the government's position:
I. Title VII'S bar against discrimination because of sex is not violated unless men and women are treated unequally
II. Discrimination because of sexual orientation is not discrimination because of sex under Title VII
A. Until recently, the Courts Of Appeals and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had uniformly held that sexual orientation discrimination is not prohibited sex discrimination under Title VII
B. Congress has repeatedly ratified the settled understanding that Title VII does not bar sexual orientation discrimination.
III. The theories advanced by the EEOC and the Seventh Circuit lack merit, let alone sufficient merite to overcome Congress's ratification of the contrary interpretation
A. "But for" the employee's sex
B. Per se sex stereotyping
C. Associational discrimination

And here is the DoJ's conclusion: "This Court should reaffirm its precedent holding that Title VII does not prohibit discrimination because of sexual orientation." Click on the link above to read the whole brief. Walt would be pleased if an American (or other) lawyer would let us know when and how the court rules.