[date Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 10:53 AM]
Quote from D.J.D. workshop introduction – “Reality Check“:
Outside a small circle of friends, and those relatives you haven’t pissed off, no one gives a damn if you live or die. It is a fact. It is reality. Get used to it. Opportunity abounds in this statement. What you do is up to you.
Canada Day in Vernon / Oyama was hot, sunny, and beery. There is no better feeling than a mild sunburn, hot sunny skies, all accompanied with cold beer. First swim of the year!:
This is William Shatner singing “O Canada”:
Not very inspiring, entertaining, amusing, original, or good. How about this version?:
It took a long time to find a “son’s command” version…. this is the flag I fly –
More to my feeling about Canada –
This Gordon Lightfoot song might be the REAL Canadian anthem:
“………. for the good of us all……………” very socialistic, ignorant of history AND economics, reverence for the geography of this magnificent land. ‘Bout sums it up for the average Canuckistan bear…
For the B.C. at heart, Ian Tyson’s “Summer Wages”:
“and years are gambled and lost, like summer wages”. When you’re in paradise, time counts the most and the least….
May Canada run long…… Neil Young:
The Devil’s Brigade was a WWII “special forces” unit – before there was a category named special forces. Canada was a charter member:
The unit never failed a mission, suffering 2,314 casualties — 134 per cent of its original combat strength of 1,800 volunteers — as it took on the liberation of Rome and other key raids against the German First Panzer Paratroop Division.
Bravo Canadian volunteers. A Congressional Gold Medal. Is Canada silent, too modest, or ignorant to celebrate heroes?
On the amusing side, the Shiny Pony® has a rap song! the Trudeau Rap:
Nice hair indeed.
U.S. OF A.
On the 4th I like to fly “Old Glory”….
Long may you fly. Happy Bday, U.S.A.!
Professor Henry Graff taught at Columbia University for more than 40 years. Never met or taught Obama Hussein Barrack. Nor had any of his colleagues:
Professor Graff: “I’m very upset by the whole story. I am angry when I hear Obama called ‘the first President of the United States from Columbia University’. I don’t consider him a Columbia student. I have no idea what he did on the Columbia campus. No one knows him.”
Full story here: http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/ghost-of-columbia-part-ii-legendary-columbia-professor-never-heard-of-obama/
Nothing unusual. Don’t look. Keep walking. Kumbaya until the last man standing…. [youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=PswUnRexlOQ]
Benghazi has taken a back seat in most people’s minds. In the Obambi White House the calamity counter never stops registering huge Richter numbers. The MSM (main stream media) still has a crush if not a fawning slobbering love for the Mulato Man, so Benghazi was never a fond subject. What a house of shame. More news of obfuscation and deflection regarding the whereabouts of (recently retired) Colonel George Bristol:
The wheels of justice turn slowly everywhere it seems. There are some people out there who will never stop seeking answers and justice regarding Benghazi.
I miss George W. Bush. A link to an article about his presidential library. Other links to other Dubya data:
I did not know he has a bi-weekly BBQ for wounded warriors at his ranch. I am not surprised. He also shows up when troops return from deployment. He, like his father, is a decent human being.
Poor old Hussain Obama Barrack. Can’t see, hear, or speak. Finds himself on ALL the wrong sides and NONE OF the right sides.
A thoughtful, measured article by David Brooks arguing benefits of the coup in Egypt:
I found the following quote ironic –
The substance people are right. Promoting elections is generally a good thing even when they produce victories for democratic forces we disagree with. But elections are not a good thing when they lead to the elevation of people whose substantive beliefs fall outside the democratic orbit. It’s necessary to investigate the core of a party’s beliefs, not just accept anybody who happens to emerge from a democratic process.
How interesting that the “investigation of a party’s beliefs” wasn’t applied to the U.S. election in the last two presidential cycles. Because of lack of diligence by the media, and the changing demographic of America, “just anybody” did indeed become anointed, then president. Better a late investigation than none at all….. I liked the article. Even more so after reading many comments from rabid lefties who didn’t appreciate Mr. Brooks criticizing the mental framework of the Egyptian political class.
The empty suit (empty of western values) named Obambi sends his (usual) convoluted, obscure, jingo-ish, muddled, and inconsequential thoughts about Egypt to the world. If mobilizing 14 MILLION people to demonstrate is not the “will of the people”, pray tell, Mr. Woefully Inadequate President, what would the will of the people be? I won’t post a link to his ridiculous posturing speech…. who made you king? What an asshole.
The second amendment to the American Constitution is there PRECISELY to rid the body politic of rot such as you and your cronies Mr. President…… Perhaps that’s why you are so nervous?
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” – Second Amendment, U.S.A. Bill of Rights
14 Million people can be wrong. They can also be right. Breaking news – demonstrators shouting “No more beards!”. Tyranny in the guise of a “republic” (Egypt’s defined government) is still and entirely tyranny:
As the following image suggests, the game might be over for hard line Islam in Egypt –
However, I think Caroline Glick has the nail and the hammer very well described and oriented:
She speaks true; there are no “good guys” and “bad guys” to cheer or boo. Totally alien culture. Totally NOT western civilization. Totally not civilized.
Mark Steyn with a brief history of Egyptian politics via Blazing Cat Fur. Excellent read:
Princess Fawzia was a beautiful woman in a primitive land……….
Rape is never far from these “revolutionaries” minds. Five on one is probably the odds these “gentlemen” prefer:
Final word goes to John Locke. The four or five fathers had their “poop in a group” –
GUNS, GUN OWNERS, CANADIAN GUN OWNERS, ALBERTA
The over-reach in High River AB hasn’t been explained to the satisfaction of Canadian law. Redford wants to sweep it under the carpet. The RCMP sounds like a cross between Bill Clinton, the Obambi administration, and Fibber McGee:
Why is Sun News the only entity covering this breach of law? Why were they the only media concern covering Caledonia ON? Why are they the only entity covering the Enbridge lawbreakers? WHY CAN’T I SEE SUN TV NEWS ON TELUS? TELUS would gladly sell me adult channels (with naked pee-pees) for a price, but I can’t buy what I want to see…… a Canadian news channel. “CRTC” is a strange way to spell “censor”. Many mysteries in life, grasshopper.
Any bets the law will be upheld? From the Calgary Herald, news of an investigation into RCMP malfeasance (I refuse to accept there is “another side” to the story):
You don’t even need a gun! Texas man apprehends burglar, hogties burglar, goes to work! Wife calls him Superhero:
CULTURE, CIVILIZATION, ETHNICITY, AND “RACE”
An article about teaching quickly walks off the accepted path reservation when discussing the issue of black education:
Some lefties / progressives bemoan the state of America. Mr. Charles Blow, writing for the New York Times, is one such liberal:
I’m with Malcolm Pollack, who I quote below –
“What has happened, Mr. Blow, is the triumph of everything you hold dear: diversity, secularism, multiculturalism, radical non-discrimination, porous borders, our infantilizing and paternalistic welfare state, the rejection of the wisdom of centuries — and the decoupling of folly, sloth, hedonism, ignorance, envy, improvidence and lust from the consequences thereof.” – Malcolm Pollack ( http://malcolmpollack.com/2013/06/19/and-the-brave-new-world-begins/ )
Thanks to cousin Delsie for forwarding the following excellent article –
Paul Weston “Failed State Colonization: The Greatest Threat of Our Time”:
All cultures, like all people, are not equal. Nor are they equivalent. The policies of diversity and multiculturalism, of moral equivalence and non-discrimination, are eroding the civilized world. What to do?
Racism escapes me. I’m not sure what a “race” is. Nor is biological science sure. Species I can understand, along with sub-species. Anyway, the University of Toronto goes out of it’s way to tie Gordian knots in the “white racism” shame industry’s definition of “critical race theory”. The aural gobbledygook is copious, but it seems I’m a racist BECAUSE I’m white. Has nothing to do with my thoughts, deeds, or actions. Q. Can I change this? A. Are you crazy, honky? It will only change when we say it’s changed….. Mr. Mathew Lau points out the (obvious?) flaws in this “argument”:
I would love to stop using quotation marks. Really. But there is so much language use I don’t understand. I don’t indulge in politically correct thought or expression. I’ll celebrate the death of PC® speech. Likewise the mothballing of “diversity”, “multiculturalism”, “moral equivalence”, and a plethora of terms and behaviors that are manifestations of envy. That many people couldn’t have had their heads squeezed in a vice as children by mentally challenged parents. Or could it? What causes the malady? I suspect the public education system is where the spring of cool, clear thought is being poisoned. Someone has what someone else wants – either for themselves or simply to deny the other having it. How to manifest this envy? Attack and demean the successful at every turn, at every moment, at every opportunity. Good luck with that young progressives. It may be in your DNA to behave so: the sign of a civilized person is overcoming your deficiencies and amplifying your sufficiency.
An excellent argument for the source of exceptionalism: the nuclear family:
Read and ponder. Very astute…..
Quote to refresh memory –
In nuclear families, individuals, not parents, select spouses; women have comparative freedom and equality; children have no rights of inheritance; grown children leave parents’ homes and are not bound to extended families.
On each point this is contrary to longstanding family patterns in the rest of the world.
GREENIES AND THE GREEN INDUSTRY
Passive solar arrays are good for some uses. The world is finding out that the word “some” doesn’t mean “every”. More sad for the greenies and more shame for government intervention:
I don’t oppose the technology. I don’t oppose the use of the technology. I do oppose massive government squandering of tax revenues to support an “industry” that can’t support itself.
On the Big Fan front? More of the same:
Heard the one about the Mafia laundering money “investing” in wind power? It’s a good joke (on law abiding taxpayers especially):
The defense rests…… preferably far away from the flickering light, thrumming throb of large scale pinwheels. Wheeeee!
Here is another method to use sunlight for power generation. Called a “solar tower”, it harnesses the energy of normal daily convection / ground warming to spin turbines out of sight – especially out of sight of birds and bats:
Not as reliable as hydrocarbon or nuclear, but a damn sight simpler and cheaper than solar electric panels or giant fans 100 feet in the air.
The way it was in 2012 –
Very revealing and informative article (reality) here:
Joe Mekanic says burning hydrocarbons (fossil fuel) is nothing but re-cycling! Also, more nuclear please, of the liquid thorium type: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_fluoride_thorium_reactor
TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCEY STUFF
Thank God NASA was doing experiments BEFORE the Obambi re-direction to chief Muslim coddlers. An ion engine (for space travel) has been running for 5 1/2 years and is about to be shut down. Successful burn! Long may you burn Spaceman:
I watched Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” documentary about the Chauvet Cave in Southern France. Very thought provoking and well done. Downloaded the torrent from Pirate Bay so I would have a copy. Couldn’t find it on YouTube, but here is a short interview of Mr. Herzog by Scientific American:
Discovered in 1994, the cave mouth has been inaccessible for millennia due to a rock slide. The paintings are the oldest known to date. Incredible artwork. Fantastic message from the past.
LARGE TESTICLES (BIG BALLS) (MONSTER ‘NADS)
A U.S. Marine prepares to enter a Vietcong tunnel in1969. That appears to be a 1911 standard issue revolver in his left hand. Is that a wedding ring? –
Another, in a long parade of amazing men –
Badass of the Week – from 90 Miles From Tyranny the story of Audie Murphy –
MISCELLANY & SUNDRY
Hillary Clinton. Please tell me it couldn’t happen – they wouldn’t elect her, would they? She is bad juju –
Charles Krauthammer has brilliant insights more than most folks –
I believe the above statement to be true. I do have difficulty with the grammar. Why can’t someone proof read before they post? Either add an “N” to “KNOW” or take away the “‘VE”…..
Same with the voice bubbles below. “of myriad of” doesn’t cut it. Otherwise, excellent observational comment –
RELIGION OF PEACE
What is Islam? Easy to say if you are David Wood:
Very well presented arguments. Much much more here: http://www.answeringmuslims.com/
Joe Mekanic says “if your foundation documents are profane, your culture is doomed”.
Mr. Pat Condell answers the question “What do you think about the EDL (English Defense League)?” His presentation “Our Crippling Fear of the Truth”:
Pat Condell is a UK national treasure. Too typically, his own government doesn’t think so. Hail, Britannia, gather your feces!
When does tolerance move from a positive to negative quality? Ms. Lori Marcus delivers the answer quoting and analyzing Dr. Anat Berko:
A quote from the good doctor –
“One would expect that Muslim immigrants, whose children were born in the West, would adapt, become part of the Western society and partake of its freedom — otherwise, why did they immigrate? What we see, however, is the opposite. The beheading of a British soldier in London, and the murder of a soldier in France, are only the beginning of a wave of violence and a dictatorship of fundamentalists who will call the tune. The wave of riots and vandalism carried out by Muslim immigrants in France in 2005 was just a hint at what is to come. The immigrants are brainwashed in the mosques, the madrasas [Islamic religious schools] and informal discussion groups, all of which represent the West as worse than Sodom and Gomorrah.”
I hear the echoes of Neville Chamberlain’s time – disbelief, gullibility, wishful thinking, fear to face the bear – will we have the same outcome? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvJ4oxv5jAw If so, where will we find a Winston Churchill?
Last word from the good doctor –
What we are witnessing is not multiculturalism, it is a violent attempt made by guests in various countries to devour their hosts whole, along with their houses and property, culture and legacy. For anyone who has not been paying attention, the Arab Spring has arrived in Europe, and it would be a good idea to get ready to deal with it.
Thanks to Ron D., here’s a short video of how the “religion of peace” is affecting and effecting the French people:
Why oh why can’t politicians see what is happening? Perhaps they don’t see it in their neighborhood, their workplace, their favorite haunts….. Just ’cause you can’t see it don’t mean it ain’t there.
Even the ChiCom’s have problems with their Muslim fascists:
Ah so! Not so velly good for you!
Follow-up to the report of a woman and her daughters slaughtered by relatives. The girls were dancing in the rain. Slaughtered is the correct term. “Honor killed” is such a farcical, profane,ridiculous expression. It could only have meaning to the deranged:
Bill Whittle closes it out with my exact sentiments. I would pull the trigger with no remorse. The men who did this are not human beings. In memory of two girls murdered for being girls, a picture –
It makes me weep.
Statement from the “Unknown Philosopher” –
Once again, the grammar ain’t so well. The message still gets through…………
The sermon today is delivered by Pat Condell. Subject – “Insulting Religion”:
Free speech trumps “religion”. Period.
John Fogerty sums up my state of mind about sunny summer days:
The spell of summer weather. May it last forever………..
Joe (baked) Mekanic
p.s. Ramirez with a twist of lime, please….