If All You See…

…is an evil plastic bottle causing desertification, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Knuckledraggin My Life Away, with a post on being assaulted due to dreadlocks.

It’s still “cleaning the IAYS folder out” weeks. And, as always, please recycle plastics. At the least, dispose of them properly, don’t just throw them in the streets and waters.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Happy Sunday. It’s a great day here in America. The sun is shining (except for a wee bit tomorrow), the birds are singing (well, at least Antifa allows them their free speech), and the Dodgers are still kicking butt. This pinup is by Rolf Armstrong, with a wee bit of help.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Legal Insurrection covers the horse of the USC mascot coming under scrutiny by the statue removers
  2. JoNova notes that Gore will be able to give up on calling people names when he finds some actual evidence
  3. America’s Watchtower discusses a free speech rally being shut down in Boston
  4. American Lens notes the ripple effect of the NFL’s ratings decline
  5. Chicks On The Right covers the latest insane reason Liberals are attacking Fox News
  6. Datechguy’s Blog features the 2nd Law Of Democratic/Media Outrage
  7. Fausta’s Blog has wise words from the young
  8. Gates Of Vienna features the sadness of the Muslim
  9. Gay Patriot covers the rules for rational, civilized people
  10. Jihad Watch notes what the UK has cracked down on in the wake of Barcelona
  11. Newsbusters discusses the media burying their own polls on Confederate statues
  12. Pacific Pundit notes CNN scrubbing a headline on Antifa
  13. Political Clown Parade covers yet another wackadoodle take on the eclipse
  14. Raised On Hoecakes notes a disturbing fact about the U.S. voter rolls
  15. And last, but not least, The Lid covers leftists signing a petition to remove Washington from the $1 bill

As always, the full set of pinups can be seen in the Patriotic Pinup category, or over at my Gallery page. While we are on pinups, since it is that time of year, have you gotten your “Pinups for Vets” calendar yet? And don’t forget to check out what I declare to be our War on Women Rule 5 and linky luv posts and things that interest me

Don’t forget to check out all the other great material all the linked blogs have!

Anyone else have a link or hotty-fest going on? Let me know so I can add you to the list.

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NY Times Finally Admits That Islamic Terrorists Are Islamic

Now that Mr. Obama isn’t in office making pronouncements that Islamic terrorists aren’t Muslims, despite the Islamic terrorists stating they are Muslims, the Times is free to call Islamic terrorists Islamic

Terror in Barcelona

There are always many questions after a terrorist attack, some never to be answered. Why a promenade in Barcelona and the seaside town of Cambrils? Why now? Were the terrorists compelled to act hastily after a more insidious plot collapsed when a bomb they were making in a nearby town exploded prematurely on Wednesday?

Why? Terror. As pushed by the Koran, the Islamic schools, and the mosques. The Washington Post is running an article which describes how the 12 young men were radicalized by a visiting cleric, who was preaching the extremist view of Islam

But the hard truth is that there is no sure defense against young men filled with resentment and fired up with the lethal propaganda of militant Islam, especially as they turn to rudimentary weapons like the vehicles in Barcelona and Cambrils, or before that in Nice; the Christmas market in Berlin; Westminster Bridge in London; or Drottninggatan, a major pedestrian street in Stockholm.

It’s not the young men that should be focused on: it’s the ones who are teaching the radical views, the views that women are second class citizens, that slavery is A-OK, that women can be whipped for being raped, that gays can be thrown from buildings, that going on jihad will earn them 72 virgins. Now, wait for this one

Though the Islamic State claimed responsibility, it does not require a global network or intricate training to drive a van into a crowd. Just blind hatred. So we know there will be more attacks, more shaky images of people fleeing and screaming, more candles burning on bloodstained sidewalks so long as terrorist organizations like the Islamic State or Al Qaeda continue to spread their murderous blend of religious extremism, victimhood, vengeance and violence among disaffected youths.

I just have to wonder if the entire NYTEB was replaced, or if someone slipped this into the paper in place of something else, because this is nothing like what we’ve seen from them since 9/11, and especially during the Obama years. Perhaps they’re finally coming around to the notion that assigning blame to this part of Islam doesn’t mean that the entire religion is to blame? Perhaps they’re finally shaking off the fog and realizing that extremist Islam is growing larger every year, and that it’s not going to magically disappear by wishing it away?

Give the Times a hand for joining us in reality, though, it probably won’t last long.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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If All You See…

…is a world turning to desert from carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Diogenes’ Middle Finger, with a post on what to replace the Confederate statues with.

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Bummer: Illegal Aliens Are Getting A Harder Punishment For First Time Offenders

Cue the tiny violins

A Harder Punishment For First-Time Offenders Who Cross U.S. Border Illegally

Every weekday now, a quietly chaotic but systemic routine plays out in a courtroom in a downtown federal court in Tucson.

Defense attorneys, U.S. prosecutors and marshals in dark blue suits stand in groups talking quietly. And then, seven men and women are led into the courtroom through a side door by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

It’s a pretty quick process, part of what is called Operation Streamline, meant to put illegals in front of a judge then deport them.

Eréndira Castillo is an immigration attorney who works with Operation Streamline defendants.

“Many people say, ‘It’s not a crime to enter the country illegally.’ It is,” Castillo said. “It’s been on the books since 1952. It’s not a new crime.” (snip)

Most defendants are sentenced to time served, then deported.

That deportation carries some weight in this federal courtroom though and if they are caught again, they will face real prison time. Those who have already been caught at least once go to prison. Anywhere from 30 days to six months.

OK, it’s a crime, so, what’s the problem? They’re being deported back to where they came from. How is that “harder”?

“The United States government pays $2,500, at least, to house an individual incarcerated,” Castillo said. “And do we really want to house and spend $2,500 for one person because they crossed the border illegally? I think that’s a conversation we should have in our communities.”

He’s correct. When an illegal is caught, they should be immediately deported, rather than spend money to house them. What the pro-illegal alien folks want is for the illegals to be released on their own recognizance, with a promise to return for their court date. Which they rarely do. They just disappear into America. And then those same pro-illegal alien folks want the lawbreakers to be given citizenship. So they can vote Democrat and be given welfare and healthcare and housing and be beholden to government.

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The Eclipse Can Be A Call To Action On ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

Is anybody surprised in the least that the Cult of Climastrology is using the coming eclipse to pimp its cultish ways?

Let Monday’s eclipse be a call to action on climate change

Talmud teaches: “When the sun is eclipsed, it is a bad omen for the entire world.”

This is not surprising. Nearly every ancient tradition shared this view. Shakespeare describes an eclipse as a “stain on the sun that portended no good.” The English word “eclipse” comes from the Greek, “ekleipsi,” which implies, at its root, abandonment. In a prescientific world, the sun’s unexpected diminishment and even disappearance must have been utterly terrifying. Without its light and heat, the Earth would be a lifeless, frozen hunk of rock. What could be more traumatic than the sun’s abandonment? (snip)

Yet I am convinced that with a bit of post-modern interpretation, Talmud still has something significant to teach us on these matters. My conviction that eclipses are not sent as inherently purposeful messages from an omnipotent deity need not leave them absent of moral significance. As fundamentally meaning-making creatures, we human beings are strongly inclined to find our own purposes in events after the fact. This eclipse might still serve as a powerful sign for humanity if that’s how we consciously choose to understand it.

How, then, might we interpret both the fear and wonder of this week’s solar eclipse in a contemporary context?

I suggest we take it as a call to action on climate change. On Monday, Aug. 21 — or, by the Jewish calendar, the eve of Rosh Chodesh Elul, a month devoted to reflection and repentance — the source of life on Earth will, for a moment or two, go dark, from coast to coast across the world’s most powerful nation. And then, just as scientifically predictably — and, at the same time, still miraculously — the light and warmth that sustain us will return. Let this awesome event serve as a reminder that unless we change our behavior as a species, in the future, we may not be so lucky. The damage that we are doing to our planet — and our own civilization — with our profligate devastation of Earth’s natural systems is not so easily undone. May the temporary eclipse of the sun awaken us to the wisdom of philosopher and naturalist Kathleen Dean Moore: “To let the world slip away — the starfish and sea anemones, the green and fecund marshland, the glacial streams — to let it slip away because we’re too busy, or too comfortable to change, is a sin against creation.”

This is all hilarious, considering that there are warnings all over about roads being jammed from people taking fossil fueled trips to see the eclipse on Monday. Even here in the Raleigh area, the electronic signs have been telling us this for over a week, and the area to see the full eclipse is way south of us in South Carolina. There are tons of people taking these trips in cars, buses, and planes to head to areas to see the full eclipse.

Regardless, Warmists just cannot help themselves in making/linking everything to Hotcoldwetdry. They’re like addicts jonesing for their next fix.

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NY Times Finally Manages To Work Firearms Into The Charlottesville Narrative

It’s taken the editorial board of the NY Times almost a week to finally realize “hey, people were carrying guns at the rally!!!!!”, and they’ve decided to be Offended, just as you think

The Gunmen at ‘Free Speech’ Rallies

Even before violence erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend, city residents and the police anxiously watched the arrival of self-styled militias — swaggering gangs of armed civilians in combat fatigues — standing guard over the protest by white supremacists and other racist agitators against the removal of a Confederate statue.

Who were these men, counterprotesters asked as the riflemen took up watchful positions around the protest site. Police? National Guard? The Virginia National Guard had to send out an alert that its members wore a distinctive “MP” patch. This was so people could tell government-sanctioned protectors from unauthorized militias that have been posingas law-and-order squads at right-wing rallies.

Would those be the government-sanctioned protectors who, for whatever reason, backed off when conflict arose?

In brandishing weapons in Charlottesville, the militiamen added an edge of intimidation to a protest that was ostensibly called as an exercise in free speech. By flaunting their right to bear arms, they made a stark statement in a looming public confrontation. “You would have thought they were an army,” noted Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, one of 45 states that allow the open carrying of rifles in public to some degree, most without a permit required.

The limits of that freedom are being increasingly tested by jury-rigged militias at demonstrations, public meetings and other political flash points around the nation. These strutting vigilantes have become such a threatening presence that government should rein them in to allow for a truly free exchange of ideas.

The Times is attempting to apply the Heckler’s Veto, in which their Rights, which the NYTEB acknowledges, should be taken away because violence may ensue. And, interestingly, they note the looming public confrontation. If Antifa and all the leftist comrades weren’t so damned violent, there wouldn’t be a problem.

No shots were fired in the Charlottesville violence, but with more alt-right rallies planned the danger that these militia members’ loaded weapons might be used increases. The armed groups mostly back up right-wing protests, although there was one militia in Charlottesville claiming to protect peaceful counterdemonstrators at a church. (The protest also drew “antifa” — anti-fascist — counterprotesters on the political left, ready to brawl with fists and sticks against those on the other side.)

“No shots were fired”, despite all the violence from Antifa, which the times even notes shows up ready commit felony assault. BTW, why no mention of making sure that Antifa doesn’t bring baseball bats, chains, tire irons, batteries in socks, etc? BTW, there were no shots fired.

The critical question is how to protect peoples’ free speech in the presence of armed opponents. The gun lobby has worked to pass laws in Virginia and other states to prevent local governments from passing restrictions on open carry. But legal researchers point to elements in state laws and Supreme Court decisions saying that the right to bear arms in public is not absolute and must stop short of inducing fear in others.

So, because someone else gets all squeamish because they saw a gun, people should have their Constitutional Rights taken away? What if a bunch of us decided that the editorials from the NY Times were causing fear? Would that mean that the Times could be forced to stop printing them?

Let me note two things: first, the Nazis, KKK, and white supremacists are disgusting. So is Antifa and their crowd. Second, interestingly, the former group is often told to have empty magazines in their weapons. Why? Good question. Back when Ron Paul was running for president in 2008, he was linked to Don Black of Stromfront. I spent a lot of time looking to see what these people stood for, reading their stuff, just like I do with other groups of all stripes. They are quite often told by the higher-ups to have no bullets in the magazines, and even to have no magazines in the weapons.

Why? Because they know that people may very well start violence with the groups. That they will be spit on, have stuff thrown at them, and taunted. They are told to not be the first one to throw a punch, and, if it escalates, they don’t want to be the ones firing guns. At least first. Despite all the violence from Antifa, despite the threats from the bats and weapons carried by Antifa, no shots were fired. They’re still despicable people, but, no shots fired.

Regardless, the Times is simply using this incident to push a reduction in people’s Constitutional Rights. As usual.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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You Just Knew Someone Had To Link Charlottesville And Climate Change, Right?

Seriously

From the article

What happened in Charlottesville, US, showed that temperatures and tempers are flaring in this long, hot summer. Is the Arab spring spreading worldwide due to global warming?

(lots of yammering with all their talking points about the Arab spring being about ‘climate change’)

The Charlottesville protests over the dismantling of a civil war statue resulting in violence between white supremacists and other protesters suggest that long and hot summers are associated with violence.

All because you drove to work in a fossil fueled vehicle instead of riding a carbon neutral, sustainable sourced bicycle.

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If All You See…

…is a lake boiling away from carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Right Scoop, with a post on a postcard from the party of peace.

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There’s A ‘Climate Change’ Related Theory To Game Of Thrones That Could Change How You Watch Or Something

Is there anything that the Cult of Climastrology does not try and ruin? These nutjobs keep trying to make Game Of Thrones all about Hotcoldwetdry

THE ‘GAME OF THRONES’ THEORY THAT WILL COMPLETELY CHANGE THE WAY YOU WATCH THE SHOW

Seven years in, Game of Thrones has overtaken pop culture like a horde of White Walkers hell-bent on destruction, with scores of analysts, sleuths, and obsessives tune in to weigh in on the comings-and-goings of the Stark family, the villainous Lannisters, and Daenerys Targaryen’s fiery path toward conquest. Tinfoil-capped fans have pushed every theory you can think of — several of which make sense — but so many of them focus on secret notesincest, and claims of parentage, that we often neglect the core subtext underneath the production values that go into creating life-like dragons.

Let’s shear away the fantasy and the acting chops and the machinations to “win” the “game of thrones.” This epic story has always been about something pretty obvious: humans have an uncanny, self-destructive tendency to fight among themselves while the world around them is getting obliterated by a larger existential threat.

Think we’re talking White Walkers? Sure, but also: climate change.

It’s not hard to see how the extremes of hot and cold offer representations of the climate crisis. “Ice” ties into the cold-emitting, snowy White Walkers and their reanimated corpses (known as wights), and also the troops of the North, including our heroes of the Stark clan. The “Fire” in turn refers to the fire-breathing dragons of Daenerys Targaryen, and in many ways, all acts of destruction, like the man-made wildfire that Cersei Lannister unleashed in Season 6.

And like the current climate crisis, Martin’s fantastical war between Fire and Ice dates back a very long time. The struggle began when the First Men arrived in Westeros 12,000 years ago, invading the territory of a fairy-like race called the Children of the Forest. The Children used their magic to destroy the First Men’s migratory land bridge and created the White Walkers, a decision that backfired stupendously. Led by an ice-crowned Night King, the White Walkers’ penchant for freezing everything in their path forced the Children of the Forest and the First Men to band together, fight them off, and build the Wall in the North to stopper their threat.

This stuff keeps going on and on and on and on. Can’t we just watch a good show? Can’t people who are more cultish than Scientologists just leave things alone?

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