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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Anti-Free Speech Quackery From UCLA

Hat tip The College Fix


"One way in which “marginalized communities” have their “power of expression” “impoverished,” Park claims, is because “the power of speech remains proportional to wealth in this country.” 


A professor at UCLA named K-Sue Park seems to think that free speech should only extend to what she calls "marginalized communities".


https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/35704/

Newsflash to Ms. Park: Free speech extends to all in this country. It even allows you to make these silly claims in the NY Times. Is anybody arresting you, Ms. Park? Of course not. People will read this and laugh. Wise guys like me will mock you. I'm not even wealthy.

Dope!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Angela Merkel's Grand Tour Around Germany

Believe it or not, Angela Merkel is running for re-election as Germany's chancellor. As such, she is campaigning around the country. She is not being well-received by the populace as these videos will show. Don't worry about the translations. Just listen to the folks. (Whistles are not good.)


August 15 in Hessen






August 16 in Bremen



August 16 in Heilbronn



August 17 in Annaberg


August 18 in Apolda



August 18 in Herford




Now here's the surprise. She's favored to win. Go figure.

Trump Biographer Interviewed on CNN

Today, Michael D'Antonio, a biographer, was interviewed on CNN by anchor Ana Cabrera. D'Antiono has just published a biography of Trump entitled, "The Truth About Trump". It clearly is not a complimentary biography. The interview was another hit job on the President. Here is why.

Cabrera framed the interview at the outset by asking the question, "Is Trump a racist?" D'Antonio responded that Trump had a long history of statements going back to when he got his business start from his father.

For example?

D'Antonio continued that the Trump family considers itself to be an elite breed. Donald Trump Jr. allegedly told him (D'Antonio) once that if you combine two exceptional people, they will produce exceptional off-spring using the race horse as an example. D'Antonio stated that this is racist nonsense that has been discredited a long time ago.

Racist?

Let me make my point here. If I believe D'Antonio's story about the Trumps' belief in the race horse theory of successful breeding, then I would say that it is valid if you are talking about a man and a woman both having a high IQ producing a child with a high IQ or a couple who are both good athletes producing a child who is a good athlete. That could also apply to a couple who both have good business sense producing a similar child.

But we are not talking about racial eugenics here. D'Antonio produced no quote from President Trump espousing a racial theory of breeding-for example the Nazi belief in Aryan supremacy.

Not one quote, but D'Antonio skillfully left the listener to infer that Donald Trump and his whole family believe in racial superiority when no such statement was produced. (I might add here that Trump has married two Slavic women during his life, which would have infuriated Adolf Hitler.)

It is also troubling that Ms Cabrera did not catch what D'Antonio was implying and ask him if he was aware of any specific racial statements by President Trump in that vein. What D'Antonio did was transition into a discussion about how Trump lives in a  protective bubble surrounded by family and confidantes, thus he is isolated and has no idea how common people think.

I am paraphrasing all this, of course. I am attempting to download the actual video. Here is what D'Antonio wrote about the race horse stuff in the LA Times.


"Trump has handed down his sense of entitlement to the next generation. His son Donald Jr. told me: “Like him, I'm a big believer in race-horse theory. He's an incredibly accomplished guy, my mother's incredibly accomplished, she's an Olympian, so I'd like to believe genetically I'm predisposed to [be] better than average.”

Elitist? Arrogant? Call it what you want from Trump Jr. There is no mention of race in there (apart from the race horse naturally.) I call it fake news.

The Investigation in Spain Update

Spanish police have searched the home of an imam from Ripoll, possibly connected to the terror cell that carried out van attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils this week. At this point, they are investigating whether he was killed in the explosion of a house in Alcanar the night before the Barcelona attack or has returned to Morocco. He is identified as Abdelbaki Es Satty, 40, from Morocco.

At this point, a manhunt is underway for Younes Abouyaaqoub, who is believed to be the driver of the Barcelona van.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/armed-police-search-home-islamic-11014688

Meanwhile, the Spanish border posts (with Morocco) of Ceuta and Melilla are being besieged by thousands of migrants from Morocco and other parts of Africa.

Meanwhile, in Finland......

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- "Play it again, Sam."
- "What? As Time Goes By?"
- "No, Allahu Akhbar."

Amid the terror in Spain this week, what happened in the west Finnish city of Turku seems lost in the shuffle. An 18-year-old Moroccan went on a  stabbing spree on the city's streets killing two and wounding six others while reportedly yelling, "Allahu Akbar". (There is some dispute about this since the Finnish phrase for "Watch out" is somewhat similar in sound.) At any rate, the police are treating this as a terror attack.

The Finnish blog, Tundra Tabloids, has the report.

http://tundratabloids.com/2017/08/finland-moroccan-identified-in-turku-stabbing-attack-now-officially-a-terrorism-investigation/

Is it just me or is Morocco in the news a lot lately?

Friday, August 18, 2017

A Dangerous Combination: BDS and ANTIFA

Hat tip Legal Insurrection


Cornell law  professor William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection calls this the most dangerous development he has seen on campus in many years. The forces of Boycott, Divest and Sanction (against Israel) and Antifa are teaming up to fight the voices of the right when they come to campus. I totally agree with his assessment.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/08/anti-israel-profs-organizing-antifa-campus-network/

What this means is that we can look forward to repetitions of what happened at UC Berkeley recently when Milo Yiannopouls was scheduled to speak.

This comes in the wake of Charlottesville, but we are not talking about these two groups banding together to protect students from the KKK and neo-Nazis. They want to stop voices like Ben Shapiro, Ann Coulter, David Horowitz, and others who espouse the conservative point of view. That ,means also that Antifa will be there to disrupt any pro-Israel speaker. And when Antifa shows up, you can expect violence. They don't debate; they come to fight and disrupt. In short this is, as Professor Jacobson says, a dangerous cocktail.

Since Stanford Professor David Palumbo-Liu is involved in this, I am reminded of when he came to take part in a free speech panel at UC Irvine. This was in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. Palumbo-Liu made a statement to the effect that the US State Department definition of anti-semitism included any criticism of Israel. After the event concluded, a friend and colleague of mine confronted Palumbo-Liu (in my presence) and told him his statement was demonstrably false.. The startled professor, rather than defend his statement, turned tail and scurried away like a frightened rabbit. If his little thugs do initiate violence at an event and he is present, he will be the one hiding under a table.

University  presidents and chancellors need to be on alert. The "campus climate" is about to get stormier. There should be zero tolerance for Antifa on any campus.

Islam Critic Gets 6 Months in Jail in Germany

Hat tip Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes


For posting photo of Hitler and Grand Mufti of Jerusalem on Facebook

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For a nation so conscious of its image, Germany should be embarrassed that Michael Stürzenberger, a man who has campaigned against the Islamization of his country, has been sentenced to 6 months in jail for posting a genuine photo of Hitler greeting the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

http://gatesofvienna.net/2017/08/michael-sturzenberger-six-months-in-prison-for-posting-a-photo-of-hitler-and-the-mufti-on-facebook/

Note: The linked photo shows the mufti shaking hands with another Nazi official-not Hitler.

Hajj Amin al Husseini, the Grand Mufti, as has been described many times on this site, was a virulent Jew hater who spent WW II in Berlin. While a guest of Hitler, he made radio broadcasts back to the Middle East urging Arabs to drive the Jews out. He also helped organize a Bosnian Muslim SS unit.

The photo(s) that Stürzenberger posted on Facebook are genuine relics of history. They are not doctored in any way. To think that he will go to jail in Angela Merkel's Germ,any is chilling.




The Lies Surrounding Trump's Post-Charlottesville Comments

This article first appeared in Eagle Rising.


For some reason, I have gotten on the mailing list for some left-wing organizations, like Barack Obama's Organizing for Action. The reason I don't unsubscribe is because they often unwittingly give me ammunition to write about the inanities they send me.

Like this from some group called  The Courage Campaign. That's a lafffer  right there, but it gets even better.

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From: Susannah Hook-Rodgers, Courage Campaign couragecampaign

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:07 PM

To: (deleted)

Subject: Impeachment



"In only 12 hours, over 50,000 Courage Campaign members voiced the call for Trump’s immediate impeachment. His unwillingness to unequivocally condemn the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis who rioted in Charlottesville this past weekend -- injuring dozens and killing Heather D. Heyer -- proves once and for all that he is unfit to lead our nation. We have catapulted beyond the line of enough is enough. Demand that congress take immediate steps to impeach Trump.

For more, please see William’s email below."

~ Susannah

Dear Friend,

"The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, just defended torch-bearing Neo-Nazis who marched through a university campus to protect a statue of a secessionist traitor, instigated a race riot, and assaulted a crowd of peaceful protesters with a vehicle -- injuring more than a dozen people and killing an innocent woman in the process.(1)

There is no longer simply a legal case to impeach Donald Trump. There is now a moral imperative. Every Republican in the House of Representatives and Senate must now understand this reality. Every day they do not act, they own this President’s actions.

The President of the United States -- the supposed leader of the free world -- just publicly, shamelessly, and embarrassingly stood with the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis who rioted in Charlottesville. Every day the Republican Congress fails to impeach Donald Trump for the crimes to which he’s effectively already confessed -- namely obstruction of justice -- is a day that the Republican Congress endorses this President’s ruinous leadership.

We live in a country where nearly anyone who publicly stands with Nazis would lose their jobs. It’s long past time that Donald Trump should lose his. Today, Courage Campaign calls for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. We will ask every member of Congress to go on record supporting Trump’s impeachment, and we will hold accountable members of any party who refuse the call -- especially Republicans, who so clearly hold the power to impeach.

Sign the petition calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Impeachment is more than a legal process -- it’s a political one. That’s why President Gerald Ford, who completed Richard Nixon’s term when the latter resigned in disgrace, said, "An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history."(2)

Donald Trump has done many things -- from revealing classified information to Russians to openly admitting that he fired FBI Director James Comey in order to obstruct the Russia investigation -- that might merit impeachment on legal grounds.(3) But convincing the Republican House of Representatives to vote to ratify articles of impeachment seemed entirely out of reach -- until now.

Today, Donald Trump gave comfort to Neo-Nazis and white supremacists by once again blaming “both sides” for Saturday’s violence. Trump practically blamed peaceful protesters for being hit by a car when he said, “There is another side. There was a group on this side, you can call them the left. You have just called them the left, that came violently attacking the other group. You can say what you want. That’s the way it is.”(4)

David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, thanked Trump for the “honesty and courage” it took to blame both sides for Saturday’s ugly violence.(5) Richard Spencer, the white supremacist who coined the term “alt-right” said that “only a dumb person” would believe that Trump was seriously denouncing the racists and anti-semites who terrorized Charlottesville.(6)

Trump’s pathetic moral equivocation that “many sides” were at fault for Saturday’s violence has been condemned by people across the political spectrum, including by Republicans. Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, who leads Senate Republicans’ 2018 campaign efforts, noted Trump’s failure to directly call out Saturday’s “evil” as “white supremacists” and “domestic terrorism.”(7) And Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted that “there can be no moral ambiguity” on white supremacy.(8)

Republicans like Ryan and Gardner talk big now, but they can’t have it both ways. Their words will be empty so long as they continue to support Donald Trump’s immoral presidency through their actions -- and inaction.

Sign the petition calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump."

Yours in the fight,

William Winters



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Where to begin? First of all, do these people have any clue as to what is needed to impeach a president? High crimes and misdemeanors-not because you don't like something he said.

But worse is the total mischaracterization of what President Trump has said about Chalottesville in the days after the incident.

"The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, just defended torch-bearing Neo-Nazis who marched through a university campus to protect a statue of a secessionist traitor, instigated a race riot, and assaulted a crowd of peaceful protesters with a vehicle -- injuring more than a dozen people and killing an innocent woman in the process."

"The President of the United States -- the supposed leader of the free world -- just publicly, shamelessly, and embarrassingly stood with the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis who rioted in Charlottesville." 

That is absurd. Trump has been clumsy, to be sure, but he has not defended the people who put on that rally in Charlottesville-though he has said that some people who were present on both sides were innocent. More importantly, he has condemned the KKK and neo-Naxzis. he has condemned David Duke-as he did repeatedly during the campaign after Duke endorsed his candidacy. He has condemned racism. What more can he say?

"Every day the Republican Congress fails to impeach Donald Trump for the crimes to which he’s effectively already confessed -- namely obstruction of justice -- is a day that the Republican Congress endorses this President’s ruinous leadership."

What?! The attorney general has announced that they are investigating the car attacker, James Fields, and any associates who may share in his crime. Where is the obstruction?

"Today, Donald Trump gave comfort to Neo-Nazis and white supremacists by once again blaming “both sides” for Saturday’s violence. Trump practically blamed peaceful protesters for being hit by a car when he said, “There is another side. There was a group on this side, you can call them the left. You have just called them the left, that came violently attacking the other group. You can say what you want. That’s the way it is.”

It is a fact that two groups of people traveled to Charlottesville to do battle on the streets. There was the racists and anti-semitic forces of David Duke and other speakers like the despicable Jew-hater Chris Cantwell, and the leftist forces of ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter. There was mutual combat on both sides. While ANTIFA did not directly kill anybody (like Fields), anybody who was fighting and engaging in violence that day has blood on his or her hands for the two police officers who died in the helicopter crash. As he often does, Trump did not choose his words carefully, but there was guilt to pass around that day.

Let me be clear: Even if I thought that  a statue of Robert E. Lee should be left standing, I would not have joined that rally once I knew that people like Duke and Cantwell were involved. Once you see someone holding a Nazi flag, it is time to turn around and go home.

That being said, it is outrageous to see this tragic event being used to hammer President Trump. He may have many faults, but he is not a racist, and he is not an anti-semite. This man has been in the public spotlight for 4 decades, and he was not known as a racist. It is an unfair charge. Worse yet, aside from this silly group that calls itself courageous, our mainstream media is resorting to the same tactics. It is beyond disgraceful.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Second Attack Near Barcelona

Fox News is reporting that Spanish police have killed a group of terrorists in a separate terrorist attack in Cambrils (near Barcelona).

Here is what El Pais is reporting:

https://elpais.com/ccaa/2017/08/17/catalunya/1502982885_564462.html

In essence, initial reports by Spanish police say that a van driven by several men ran down people in Cambrils. Two are seriously injured and three lightly injured. Three of the four attackers were killed and a fourth injured.

Cambrils is located south of Barcelona near Tarragona.

Update: Police confirm four dead terrorists. They cannot approach the van for fear that suicide belts worn by the attackers  may explode.

What the Hell Is Going On With Minneapolis Police?

Hat tip Creeping Sharia


The city of Minneapolis is already dealing with the highly questionable shooting death of a woman by police officer Mohamed Noor, who was widely heralded as the city's first Somali cop.

Now a new controversy has erupted over another new hire, Ahmed Jama. His wife has filed a complaint charging that the night before his swearing in, he threatened to shoot her in the head.

https://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/minn-muslim-shoot-wife-head/

Sleep well, Minneapolis. Sharia will be strictly enforced.

CNN: "Is Barcelona a Copycat Attack of Charlottesville?"



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"Do you think those guys in Barcelona were copying the guy in Charlottesville?"

This was the conversation today between CNN's Wolf Blitzer and correspondent Jim Sciutto actually speculating as to whether what happened in Barcelona today was a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville.

Are these guys smoking their socks at CNN?



For the benefit of these two journalists who should know better, Islamic terrorists pre-date the attack in Charlottesville. They have been doing it in London, Nice, Israel, Berlin and Stockholm. Excuse me if I have left a few out. For these two characters to imply or even speculate that the Barcelona attackers got their inspiration from James Fields in Virginia is downright stupid.

Europe Has Been Hit Again (Barcelona)

Viewer warning: Graphic images


Atropello en la Rambla de Barcelona, en directo
-El Pais

The fashionable Las Ramblas area of Barcelona is the scene of a horrific vehicle attack on a  crowd of pedestrians. It is early evening in Spain. According to multiple reports, a van crashed into a crowd of pedestrians. Gunshots were also fired. At this point, between 10-13 people are reported dead, and two suspects are at large possibly holed up in a bar. Spanish police have confirmed this is a terror attack. There may be a second van involved.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/17/barcelona-terror-attack-at-least-3-dead-several-hurt-after-van-plows-into-popular-tourist-area.html

Update: According to El Pais, the renter of the vans is this person:



"La furgoneta utilizada en el atentado fue alquilada por Driss Oukabir, en la localidad de Santa Perpetua de la Mogada, según la identificación realizada por la Guardia Civil."

The van used in the attack was rented by Driss Oukabir in the locality of Santa Perpetua de la Mogada according to identification made by the Civil Guard (National Police).

Una furgoneta arrolla a varias personas en La Rambla de Barcelona

-El Pais

Oukabir is reportedly of Moroccan origin and from Marseilles. He is believed to be living in the area of Girona, Spain. (Update: The reference to Marseille appears to be erroneous. El Pais now reports he was born in Morocco.)

The below video from El Pais is graphic.


https://elpais.com/ccaa/2017/08/17/catalunya/1502982885_564462.html?autoplay=1

Fox News reports that Oukabir's Facebook page shows him ranting against Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. The page has been taken down.

The below video comes from Vlad Tepes. It shows a suspect being arrested while a police officer searches his bag. A female voice is saying, "Look-the weapons." The caption reads, "(They) arrest one of the terrorists of the attack at Barcelona."





At this point, it appears at least two persons were involved, Oukabir, who is in custody, and a second man who tried to crash a police roadblock some distance away, initially escaped and was found a short distance away in a white Ford  Escort either shot to death or having shot himself. El Pais reports the arrest as having taken place at Vic. According to Fox News, the figure of 13 dead includes the dead suspect. Over 80 people are hospitalized, 15 in grave condition.

Update: As usual, initial reports tend to be wrong. Two people are now reported to be in custody, but the actual driver of the van is reported to be on the loose. Police say the man who died after trying to crash a roadblock is believed not to be involved. Further, police say that Driss Oukabir has reported his ID stolen possibly by his younger brother. Finally, police are tying the incident to an explosion at a house near Barcelona the previous evening that killed one person.