Thursday, August 17, 2017

And Now For Something Completely Beautiful and Non Political

These are absolutely exquisite.

These are works of art and just looking at this makes me happy.

Say cheeeeeeeeese!!!!!

"Would I Have Done the Same?"

Very poignant reflections from NBA star Roy Allen. 

"Would I have done the same?"

This is a very difficult question. It is extremely easy to posture about it.

Readers of my blog (when I was still blogging anonymously as the "Closet Conservative") may recall that I myself thought of, and experienced this very issue when I was in Poland with my father seven years ago.

When visiting the shtetls that my grandparents came from, I had the personal experience of meeting some random clerks in the "city hall" of the shtetl my late maternal Bubbie z"l, came from. I started asking through our taxi driver about my great-grandfather's house-he had a shul in it. He was a Rabbi and we looked in every town that we visited for the cemetery and the synagogue (we were so naive-most were razed to the ground). 

He became extremely hostile and agitated and bit off my head telling me 'if you want records, we don't have them here you will have to go to Womza (Lomza)'. Another female clerk gasped, and looked appalled and quickly came over to us to explain to our driver where the mass grave was and did we want to see it. He thought I was fishing for property restitution. He spit his words out and gave me a death glare. We declined and went about looking for the house (which we eventually found).

I realized in that moment that if we were in that time, back then, the male clerk would have turned us in, and the female clerk would have saved us. Two people, same jobs-in the space of 5 minutes of one another.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer Totally Douches Out on Free Speech

Betrayal.

Most Excellent Delingpole: No Actually (You Leftist Morons), D-Day Was Not Won By Masked, Leftist Thugs

This is a very well written piece from James Delingpole. 

Because the left has no shame, and because you can't shame the shameless, nobody on the left will be ashamed at the appalling and disgusting suggestion (now a meme on the internet among leftist media) that leftists were the reason for the D-Day landings and the Allied victory.

It is so stupid and insipid an idea that it spread like wildfire on Twitter.

Just a bunch of whopper-sized, lefty lies. So what else is new?

Here's the house husband of PM Hairdo's Minister of Selfies, fake conservative Scott Gilmore contributing his own inimitable literary vomit spew to the discussion:


Jed Babbin: "McMaster-The Ultimate Hold Out"

"...McMaster should not be national security advisor because he believes that Islam has no relationship to terrorism."

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Excellent: Why I Won't Support the Left's Jew-Haters

Extreme left and extreme right liaise at Jew-hate. 

This is an excellent piece.

LOOOOOVE the ending.

LOVE.

Well done, Lorrie Goldstein.

Bawer: The Antisemitic Jewish Media

Kudos to Bruce Bawer for this excellent essay.

You know why there are antisemitic Jews, or as I like to call them "Jew-hating Jews" or "Jews for Jihad"?

Because they are leftists first and primarily-they were merely born Jewish.  Their religion is leftism.

If you understand that, you understand the whole phenomenon.

Can Europe Be Saved?

Probably not. 

This is an interesting review of Douglas Murray's new book: The Strange Death of Europe. 

I love the way people want to believe that what they are seeing in front of their own eyes is actually NOT reality.  They want the fantasy, not reality.

I think that is what actually defines a conservative mind-the willingness, and indeed the obligation to look at reality instead of retreating, as liberals do-to fantasy.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Solid Advice: Embrace Work, Embrace Pain

Good stuff. 

This Has Also Been My Own Experience

The left-wing men I have dealt with in various capacities, personal and professional, have been the worst sexists I've ever encountered.

Very interesting piece here. 

"Three cheers for Jess Phillips, one Labour MP who tells it like it is — even if it involves exposing the sanctimonious self-righteous posturing of the trendy Left in British politics."

"Her acid observation — reported in the Mail yesterday — that Left-wing men are 'the worst, the actual worst' when it comes to sexism is difficult to refute if you've witnessed as I have, male comrades locking horns over some ideological minutiae, while the 'sisters' take the minutes and make the tea."

"Speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the MP for Birmingham Yardley said while Left-wing men say they want equality 'they don't think of [women] on the same level', adding that the 'Left-leaning' were worse than those described as 'out-and-out sexists of the Right'."


France Is Doomed

The Churches are vanishing. 

Guess what's being built in their stead?

Angela Lansbury: How Drugs and Divorce Have Shaped My Life

I think the header does not give this article it's proper due.

Please read the whole thing. 

This is a story of a very wise woman, a very committed wife and mother and obviously loving daughter.

I was quite moved by this piece.


Eurabia Is Doomed

Good Lord when will this suicidal madness? 

Another Posthumous Victory for Hitler and Margaret Sanger

Absolute eugenics. 

New York Times Suddenly Super Concerned About Jews and Shabbos

Give. Me. A. Break.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Germany Throws in the Towel

Apparently it is "impossible" to fix this mess.

Impossible!

Buh Bye, Germany.

The truth is that where there is no will, there is no way. 

The UK Is Screwed: Social Justice Warrior Police Constable Run Amok Edition

OH MAH GAWWWWD. 

"How Curious George's Jewish Creators Saved the Beloved Monkeys From The Nazis"

Wow.

Great story. Had no idea!

"...the story of Curious George’s creators is a fascinating one."

"Hans Augusto Rey (nΓ©e Reyersbach) and Margret Waldstein first met in Hamburg in the 1920s. Margret, who had studied art at the influential Bauhaus school and whose father was a member of the German parliament, left Germany for Brazil in 1935 to escape the rising tide of anti-Semitism. Hans had been working in Rio de Janeiro as a bathtub salesman. The pair, who had met over a decade before in Germany, married that year and moved to Paris."

"Hans worked as a cartoon illustrator for a newspaper, and Margret wrote copy. A French publisher was impressed with some of Hans’ animal drawings and suggested they work on a children’s book. Their first work was “Raphael and the Nine Monkeys,” and one of those monkeys would later become George."

"By June 1940, the situation in Paris looked grim as Hitler’s troops began to close in. Millions of people flocked to trains heading to the south of the country, and the Reys could not get a ticket.
They didn’t own a car, so they decided to flee by bike, as Louise Borden explains in “The Journey That Saved Curious George.” The only problem: They couldn’t find a bike anywhere, either."

"Somehow, Hans did something that sounds like a plot point in a children’s fantasy book: He made two bikes that night using spare parts. That incredible act likely saved their lives, as well as the future of the monkey that would become Curious George."

Friday, August 11, 2017

In Which The ACLU Redeems Itself Somewhat

Good stuff. 

"You're Offended? SO WHAT?"

This is soooooooooooo good. 

Andrew Breitbart z"l used to say "So?" when his huffy puffy critics tried to shut him up because they were offended, or they thought that they had made an intelligent point.

"You're offended, so what?" is really excellent. Common sense, NOT SO COMMON.

I NEED THE T-SHIRT.

Or at least the mug.

I'd also add that if you are upset about something you see on your computer-just shut it off. Geez.

If you LIVE online, you will go crazy and have no real life.

And if that offends you, so what?

Civilization Ends: Worst Episode of "Who Wore It Better" Ever, EVER EVAH EVAH EVAH

OH MAH GAWD.

The Family That Murders Together, Stays Together

Who says ISIS is not an equal opportunity employer? 

The Great Daniel Greenfield: This Is What The Swamp Looks Like

Really good: 

"The swamp is deeper than most understand or imagine. When you come to the city of government buildings and lobbyists, it’s all around you. And if you take a wrong step, it sucks you in. The real power doesn’t belong to the politicians you elect, but to bureaucrats and staffers, to the people who, like Huma Abedin or Dina Habib Powell, are talented at knowing the right people."

"When we talk about the swamp, it’s not an organization. It’s a way of life. If you’re not fighting the swamp all the time, if you don’t wake up resisting it and go to bed fighting free of it, you will drown in it."

Endorsed:

"Those who commit terror attacks should not return home alive." 

The Great Douglas Murray Sums Things Up

My Years As Part of the Living Dead: Woman Opens Up About Throwing Off Her Veil and Salafi Life

Very interesting article by Emma-Kate Symons, via the very intelligent Rita Panahi. 

Read the whole thing.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Rabbi Sacks: Why Civilizations Fail-Lack of Faith

Read the whole thing. 

"What is the real challenge of maintaining a free society? In parshat Eikev, Moses springs his great surprise. Here are his words:"

Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God. … Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. … You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ … If you ever forget the Lord your God … I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. (Deut. 8:11-19)

"What Moses was saying to the new generation was this: You thought that the 40 years of wandering in the wilderness were the real challenge, and that once you conquer and settle the land, your problems will be over. The truth is that this is when the real challenge will begin. It will be precisely when all your physical needs are met — when you have land and sovereignty, and rich harvests and safe homes ­– that your spiritual trial will commence."

Simon Cowell Comes Through Where the British NHS Fails

This is quite a remarkable story. 

Remarkable generosity that is. That socialized medicine destroys lives is sadly unremarkable.


Culture of Death: Organ Harvesting Edition

Sinister. 

Dunkirk Veteran Given Emotional Standing Ovation at Screening

May G-d bless and keep him. 

Very moving and deserving.


Denmark: Craven Dhimmis

"Hug a terrorist" program aims to stop the spread of "extremism" (of no particular kind apparently).

What could possibly be wrong with that?

Poland: A "Jewish" Wedding With No Jews

Holocaust therapy? 

Not crazy about this.

Allahu Akbar is Arabic For "Motive Unknown"

Au revoir, France. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tim Blair: No Synagogue For You

He nails it. 

"Waverley Council declared that the application to build a synagogue “raises concerns as to the safety and security of future users of the Synagogue, nearby residents, motorists and pedestrians in Wellington Street.” Furthermore, “the physical measures proposed to deal with the identified threats will have an unacceptable impact on the streetscape and adjoining properties.”

"It’s not that the people attending the synagogue would have posed any kind of threat. Not at all. They’re as peaceful as can be. It’s that certain other people would be drawn to destroy the synagogue, and possibly take out a few non-Jews in the process."

"A reasonable person might conclude, then, that the problem involved not the synagogue but those intent on blowing up or otherwise attacking the place. Perhaps it might be an idea to deal with them instead, since they – not the synagogue and not Jewish people – are the source of any potential violence."

"But we’ve gone the other way, which opens up a whole new range of legislative and social issues. Now that we’re taking into account the attitudes of Islamist maniacs when it comes to urban design and planning, similar steps are clearly required in other areas."

Saddest Article of the Day: 9/11 Victim Identified 16 Years On

I read this article, via Natasha Fatah, and it made me really upset for a number of reasons. 

Obviously, I'm still angry about 9/11 and no-I won't forget it, or forgive it. 

I'm sad for the families who had their loved ones murdered by savages.

But there's something both infuriating and pathetic about a victim being identified 16 years after the attacks. Rather than see it as a forensic wonder, or as any possible kind of 'closure' for the family, I just feel angry that the victims of the attacks have become such an afterthought in our lives. Sixteen years on and we still have not truly identified the enemy, and we are losing ground to the enemy every day.

We lost precious lives at Ground Zero and we have lost precious ideological space and actual physical territory since then as well. I don't see that getting better, although I am slightly encouraged by the likes of individuals in the Trump administration such as Dr. Gorka.

But on the whole, I feel that the weary Western world hit the snooze button on 9/11.

I hope I've articulated my response to this article somewhat coherently. This remains a topic that I find very hard to write about. It's very hard to pull the words out of the emotions when I speak and write about terrorism.


I Do Really Like the Cut of Dr. Sebastian Gorka's Jib


MORE HERE:


Watch the Whole Thing: The Youngest Korczak Boy

An anniversary nobody seems to be talking about, but 75 years ago Janusz Korczak, Stefa Wilczynska and the children of their orphanage, were deported from the Warsaw ghetto to Treblinka.

May their memories be a blessing. 

We will never forget. And never forgive. 

We have Israel now so that Jewish children in orphanages are not gassed and put in ovens. 

So that Jews never have to hide in attics again. 


Bawer: "The Diamond in the Dungheap of Norway"

Gutsy lady.

Kudos. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

If She Was A Republican, The Media Would Stop Yawning....

Thugs. 

The whole lot of them.


Rita Panahi: The Bondi Synagogue Decision Rewards Terrorism

What she says:

"There’s something perverse about trying to reduce the risk of Islamist terror by making a decision that accommodates the most violent, intolerant members of the community.

Victim blaming has reached new lows when government authorities cave in to extremists and punish victims for being the targets of hate.

It’s akin to the twisted thinking that forces women to cover their bodies to reduce the incidence of sexual assault.

The rights of a peaceful religious minority should not be impinged upon in a free society. The Jewish community has every right to label this decision as “rewarding terrorism”."

"Follow Your Dream. Unless Your Dream Is Dumb": Sage Advice From Children

I'm dying!


I LOVE THESE KIDS. 


The UK Is Screwed: British Higher Education Edition

This kind of made me laugh.

Not because it's funny, but because it's pathetic. 

"British universities warned that the growth of 'safe spaces' is inhibiting the free exchange of ideas."

HELLO?!?!

That is the point. Duh. 

The people who implement the puss-tastic 'safe spaces' want to inhibit the free exchange of ideas.

So warning them about it is dumb. Unless the warning is some kind of timid type of virtue-signalling for 'our' side. If so-LAME.

'Safe spaces' are macro aggressions on liberty.

The need to be summarily shut down.

That's it.


They Are Both Sickening Jew Haters, I Puke In Their General Direction

They deserve each other. 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

I Call Bullsh&t on This

No way in hell this is a heterosexual male thing. 

Sorry.

Nice try.

France Is Doomed

"Allahu Akbar" is actually Arabic for 'motive unknown'.

Also Really Good: Look Who McMaster Fired Last Week

Listen to the whole interview.

It has one of the best definitions of political correctness that I've actually ever heard.

Lots of good nuggets in here, although I was waiting for the "I" word. You know, the one that starts with "Is" and ends with "lam".


Joe Rogan Interviews Ben Shaprio (Really Good)

Yes, I listened to the whole thing.

It's really worth your time. Looooots of good stuff in here, particularly the transgendered discussion.

Lots of freaky deaky antisemites in the comments tho.

"Unwokening" LOL I Love It!

"Australian" Halal Honcho Says He Was Just Joking!

Stupid infidels-it was all just a joke, just a silly misunderstanding!

Sweden Is Doomed

And deserves to die!

Interesting that grenade attacks started rising significantly JUST WHEN Muslim migration started. 

Must be a coincidence!


Elderly Harlem Woman Snaps At Socialist NYC Mayor And Shows How Useless He Is

Typical socialists: too busy fixing THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD AND THE CLIMATE to be able to actually fix a (f&cking) sidewalk. 


Friday, August 4, 2017

Bullied Child Gets Biker Escort

Good stuff. 


Celebrate Sexual Diversity!

Or else. 

Al Jazeera Doesn't Want You To See This...

So make sure you do!

Glorious: Little William Kottos Learns to Fly

OY this is so sweet. 

I loved the whole story, but I also really loved at the end of the video how one of the adult participants in the wish says that he's sure that the adults themselves got even more out of the experience than little William.

I find that quite gloriously gracious.

Human grace. It's a beautiful thing.

"I"ll Never Forget the First Day He Said 'Mommy, I Love You"...

“...I just started crying. I said, ‘I love you too,’ and it honestly was one of the best moments of my entire life.”
Wonderful.

Really glorious. 

Douglas Murray on the Dennis Prager Show: The Strange Death of Europe

Two fine gentleman discuss what Mark Steyn calls "the biggest story of our time".

Meet Irving Naxson, the Jewish Inventor of The Crock Pot!

What a great story. 

Tablet really does keep the gems coming.

Wonderful article!

This guy was amazing. Look how inspiring the holy Sabbath is!

Read the whole thing:

"The inventor of the slow cooker was one of the tribe. Irving Naxon (ne Nachumsohn) applied for the first patent for a slow cooker in 1936. His daughter Lenore, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, told me in an interview that her father was inspired by cholent. “His mother grew up in Vilna or wherever, and on Friday afternoons her mother would take a big crock and fill it with dried beans and root vegetables and a shtickel meat, and ask my grandmother to go to the local bakery and put the crock in the oven. The oven was turned off at the end of the day, but as it cooled it provided slow, even, diminishing-temperature cooking. Then [on Saturday] my grandmother was sent back to pick up the crock, and the stew was cooked. Dad asked himself, ‘How can I emulate this kind of slow, even cooking in a crock-lined pot?’

"Naxon’s patent was granted in 1940. His invention began life as “The Boston Beanery” (at various times it was also known as the Naxon Beanery and the Flavor Crock) and the original market was coffee shops and luncheonettes. “There was a gold one and a red one, so you could have one for milchig and one for fleishig,” Lenore recalled."

"The device was just one of Naxon’s over 200 patents, along with a portable washing machine on casters that attached via hose to a kitchen faucet, a frying pan with its own heating element, infrared and ultraviolet health lamps, a tabletop tub with an agitator for washing cloth diapers, and a tiny electric washer for doll clothes called Dollyduds. During WWII, Naxon invented a sonar submarine detector and an oxygen-flow indicator for aircraft used by the Defense Department. “And when you go to Times Square and see what they call the Zipper,” Lenore said of the electronic billboard that wraps around 1 Times Square and broadcasts a steady stream of headlines, “in an earlier incarnation it was the Naxon TeleSign. It sent data from The New York Times all over the world over telephone wires.”

Ontario is Virtually Bankrupt, But There is Money For This Evil

Culture of Death 

Conservatives, Please Note: Culture Is Important

If I were Queen of the Universe I would build a conservative You Tube, a conservative Twitter, and pour large piles of money into conservative movies, documentaries and the arts, especially in the creation of TV shows.

NOT WEB SITES

Web sites are like the dodo bird of the Internet. Like the My Space of the music world.

Here's an excerpt from a fine article, but read the whole thing: 

"Hitler, Goebbels, and Fitzgerald all recognized culture was the first battleground: infiltrate the mainstream culture and you infiltrate the beliefs and lifestyles of the consumers. We’re not involved in an all-out fratricidal world war, but culture is no less important now than it was 80 years ago. So the next time someone tries to tell you to stop focusing on the culture so much, tell them you’re preserving liberty on the frontlines, as peacefully as anyone can."

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The UK Is Screwed: Sharia Justice Edition

If Saudi Arabia Can Ask For This

It's so outrageous and disgusting that I bet it will happen. 

If "our friends the Saudis" can ask for this, America can certainly "ask" for the bodies of Israel's dead soldiers to be returned.


Dear Jews and Jewish Organizations

This is important. 

We need to do something about this.

The Man Who Changed His Life After Reading His Obituary

Nice piece via Chabad. 

"Thinking about how one’s obituary is going to read can motivate one to rethink how he is currently spending his life. No eulogy ever says he/she dressed well, lived extravagantly, took fabulous vacations, drove an expensive car, or built the most expensive home. I never heard anyone praised for being too busy at work to find time for their children. A call to someone who is lonely, a listening ear to a person in need, long walks with our children, saying thank you to a spouse and to G‑d, performing mitzvahs (acts of goodness and holiness)--are the essence of a life well lived."

"The people who are most mourned are not the richest or the most famous, or the most successful. They are people who enhanced the lives of others. They were kind. They were loving. They had a sense of their responsibilities. When they could, they gave to charitable causes. If they could not give money, they gave time. They were loyal friends and committed members of communities. They were people you could count on."

Hello Australia?!?!? WTF Is Wrong With You

"A local council has banned the construction of a synagogue in Bondi because it could be a terrorist target, in a shock move that religious leaders say has caved in to Islamic extremism and created a dangerous precedent."

"The decision, which has rocked the longstanding Jewish community in the iconic suburb, was upheld in court this week as the nation reeled from the alleged airline terror threat and debate raged over increased security measures at airports and other public places."

"The Land and Environment Court backed the decision by Waverley Council to prohibit the construction of the synagogue in Wellington St, Bondi — just a few hundred metres from Australia’s most famous beach — because it was too much of a security risk for users and local residents."

"Jewish leaders are shocked the decision appears to suggest they cannot freely practice their religion because they are the target of hate by Islamist extremists — and that the council has used their own risk assessment of the threat posed by IS against it.

"The head of the local Jewish community said the council and the court had effectively stifled freedom of religion and rewarded terrorism."

Steve Sailer Nails It

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hey New York Readers: Check Out the Ezra Roy Exhibit in NYC

Lovely story, beautiful humans. 

These People Seem Nice

The Day The Music Dies: Dennis Prager and The Vile, Hateful Left

This story made me so sad. 

Imagine people so hateful that they are determined to ruin music, ruin conducting, ruin playing music, ruin enjoying and listening to music together, regardless of politics, ensemble, as civilized people should.

These leftists are tribal, vile barbarians.

Don't let them murder music.

This Guy Seems Nice

Sorry, remind me why Australia "needs" immigrants like these.