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Macron Deploys E.U. Army in Paris?

Posted on | December 10, 2018 | No Comments

 

If you’re trying to quell a populist uprising against the globalist elite, this is probably not your smartest move:

A strange sighting in France has the internet abuzz over whether the Macron administration deployed armored vehicles bearing the EU flag to perform riot control during Saturday’s Yellow Vest protests, stoking concerns over whether it’s the first sign of a much talked about EU Army.

“rather than bearing the French Tricolore flag, the vehicles bore the distinct starred EU flag, which critics have said is a sign an EU Army is drawing closer to existence” — Daily Star . . .

The notion of an EU Army is not new — as both French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have both floated the idea.

In November, Merkel said “The days where we can unconditionally rely on others are gone,” adding “We should work on a vision to create a real European army one day.” 

Stressing that such an army would not be “against NATO” but complement it, the chancellor also proposed a European Security Council with rotating seats for member states that would make speedy foreign policy decisions without the need for unanimity. — New York Times

In early November, Macron told France’s Europe 1 Radio that Europeans cannot be protected without a “true, European army.” 

Yeah, Paris is burning, but we must save the planet!

In launching their now successful protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s gas hike, the French gilets jaunes (yellow jackets) have revived their country’s reputation for rebelling against monarchial rule. It may well foreshadow a bitter, albeit largely avoidable, battle over how to address the issue of climate change. . . .
Macron’s policies rest on the notion on-going climate catastrophe embraced by media, the academy and the intelligentsia. Every time weather takes a nasty turn as it often does — heat waves, downpours, forest fires, floods — it’s often attributed to climate change. . . .
The gilets jaune revolt begs the issue: who pays to save the planet? The Paris accords absolved the very countries driving emission increases — China and India — from mandating emissions cuts until 2030, leaving the burden largely on the backs of the West’s own middle and working classes.
Yet many of these people need fossil fuels to get to work or operate their businesses. Tourists may gape at the high-speed trains and the Paris Metro, but the vast majority get to work in cars. More than 80 percent of the Paris metropolitan area population lives in the suburbs and exurbs, in an area nearly the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined.

The global elite want to compel ordinary people to pay for this radical environmental agenda. Aux armes, citoyens!

(Hat-tip: Instapundit.)



 

Rule 5 Sunday: Babe In Toyland

Posted on | December 10, 2018 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Today I learned that one of my favorite Christmas movies, Laurel & Hardy’s Babes In Toyland, had been remade in 1961 with Ray Bolger, Annette Funicello, and Tommy Sands…and again in 1986 with Keanu Reeves (!) and Drew Barrymore, though the last one sounds like the scriptwriter got the plot confused with A Christmas Carol and possibly Peter Pan, though I haven’t watched it so I can’t be sure. Anyhow, we’ve never had the famous former Mouseketeer here before, so here she is from Muscle Beach Party, one of a bunch of silly surfing comedies from the sixties.

Apparently Disney was none too pleased with their former child star exposing her navel on the big screen.

First out of the box this week is Ninety Miles From Tyranny with Hot Pick of the Late Night,The 90 Miles Mystery Box Episode #461, Morning Mistress, and Girls With Guns. Next, it’s Animal Magnetism with Rule Five Electoral Reform Friday and the Saturday Gingermageddon.

EBL’s udderly wonderful links include Constance Wu, Happy Hanukkah, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, Jessica From Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, NASA Wants An All-Female Crew For Mars Mission, Not So Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2, and Vintage Hollywood Christmas.

A View From The Beach has When In Doubt, Send the Marine – Frankie AdamsFrosty FridayCrabs and Oysters, Oh My!“Burn One With John Prine”Russiagate: Our Man Flynn Off the HookIt’s “Not Easy”Love the One You’re With (cavegirls), Fine Friends We HaveMore DIY RussiagateGone Fishin’The Masochism Tango and More #MeToo: Et Tu, Neil deGrasse Tyson?

Proof Positive’s Friday Night Babe is Alana Blanchard, his Vintage Babe is Delphine Seyrig, and Sex in Advertising is covered by Dior. At Dustbury, it’s Sheryl Sheinafia and Ingrid Michaelson.

Thanks to everyone for the luscious linkagery!

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Career Criminal Arrested for Kidnapping, Rape, Murder of N.C. Girl, 13

Posted on | December 9, 2018 | No Comments

 

On June 6, Michael Ray McLellan was paroled from prison after serving time for charges of felony breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. He had previously served time for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill:

Michael Ray McLellan forced his way into 21-year-old Teena Lewis’ home at gunpoint before beating her and then shooting her, according to [Fairmont, N.C.] police Sgt. Patrick Reed.
Chief Robert Hassell said Lewis was punched several times, shot twice in the torso and once in the leg. . . .
Police say Lewis’ 2-year-old daughter watched as her mother was assaulted.

That was in 2009, and not long after his June release from prison, police say, McLellan attempted to carjack a woman:

McLellan is accused of attacking a woman outside of her home on Pittman Street in the Fairmont neighborhood of Robeson County, Fairmont Police Chief Jon Edwards told the news station. The incident occurred on October 15. Police said McLellan approached a woman wearing dark clothing with a mask on his face and pointed a gun at the victim. He then tried to take her car and asked her for money, according to police. He then left the scene without hurting the woman, police said. 

McLellan was arrested on that charge Nov. 13, but by then, it was too late to save Hania Aguilar, an eighth-grader at Lumberton Junior High School. On the morning of Nov. 5, Hania went outside her home in the Rosewood Mobile Home Park and started the family’s SUV, then was standing in the driveway when a man approached: “A witness heard the girl scream and saw a man wearing black clothes and a yellow bandana force her into the SUV and drive away, police said.”

For the next three weeks, law enforcement searched for Hania. On Nov. 7, the FBI offered a $15,000 reward for information and released video of the stolen SUV seen driving through Lumberton moments after the kidnapping. On Nov. 8, the SUV was found abandoned and the FBI released surveillance video showing a man walking near the site of Hania’s abduction. But it was not until Nov. 28 that police found Hania’s body about 10 miles from her home “in a body of water.” DNA evidence apparently matched McLellan, who was already in jail on charges related to the Oct. 15 carjacking attempt. McLellan is charged with:

  • First degree murder
  • First degree forcible rape
  • Statutory rape of a person under 15 years of age or younger
  • First degree sexual offense
  • Statutory sex offense with a person 15 years or younger
  • First degree kidnapping
  • Felony larceny
  • Felony restraint
  • Abduction of child
  • Concealment of a death

Keep in mind that McLellan had already served time for shooting a woman three times, and had been paroled from prison on another felony just five months before he kidnapped Hania. Why did they ever let this career criminal out on the streets?
 

Breaking News: Heisman Trophy Winner Once Used ‘Queers’ as a Slur on Twitter

Posted on | December 9, 2018 | No Comments

 

It is being treated as a major scandal — nationwide headline news — that when Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was 15, he used “an anti-gay slur” on Twitter. These “homophobic tweets,” to use USA Today‘s description, were not aimed at actual homosexuals, so far as we know. Instead, these were Murray’s jocular responses to his friends, the sort of juvenile stuff one expects of any 15-year-old.

“Listen to me you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I’ll sock you in the g–d–n face and you’ll stay plastered.”
William F. Buckley Jr. to Gore Vidal, 1968

If “queer” was acceptable to Bill Buckley, why should we condemn the Heisman Trophy winner for using it? Also, if “queer” is such a terrible word, what about this usage?

The LGBTQ+ Community Lounge, located on the first floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union, is a place where people of all identities within the LGBTQ+ community can gather and connect with one another in an accepting environment. The lounge was opened in the fall of 2015 in response to calls from student groups such as Queer Inclusion on Campus (QuIC) who expressed a need for a space specifically set aside for the LGBTQ+ community. Featuring comfortable furniture, a large flat screen television, and plenty of table space to study, the lounge is a great place to meet other LGBTQ+ students at OU.

Oklahoma University has a “Queer Inclusion on Campus” student group, so why is everyone having a conniption that the Sooners’ quarterback used the word “queer” six years ago? Isn’t it because the way Murray used the word might be taken as evidence that he disapproves of homosexuality, and that such disapproval is now considered unacceptable? In other words, this is about Thought Control, enforcing a totalitarian conformity of opinion. Gay supremacy, so to speak.

Obviously, as a ’Bama fan, I thought Tua Tagovailoa deserved the Heisman, but he was gracious about the vote.

 

Two Former Obama Aides Are Certain Mueller Can Prove Russian ‘Collusion’

Posted on | December 9, 2018 | No Comments

Max Bergmann worked in the State Department and Sam Berger worked in the White House during the Obama administration, and both of them are now on the payroll of the George Soros-funded/John Podesta-founded Center for American Progress. They lay out out a five-point argument that special counsel Robert Mueller has all the evidence he needs to prove Trump colluded with Russia. Rather than summarize their argument, I’ll just remind you that all these people are so smart that they were certain Hillary Clinton would be elected president.

 

Police: Former Miss Kentucky Admitted Sending Nude Photos to 15-Year-Old Boy

Posted on | December 9, 2018 | No Comments

 

Generation YOLO strikes again:

A former Miss Kentucky has been charged with sending nude pictures to a 15-year-old boy.
Married beauty queen Ramsey Bearse, 28, was arrested on Friday and charged with four felony counts of distributing or displaying obscene matter to a minor.
Bearse is now an eighth grade teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes in West Virginia and was arrested after her nude pictures were found on a 15-year-old former student’s phone.
The lewd pictures were discovered by the student’s mother and flagged to authorities on Wednesday December 5. His parents say Bearse was the boy’s teacher while he attended the school from sixth to eighth grade. . . .
Officers arrested Bearse and say she admitted to sending the photos via Snapchat, according to WDRB.
Officials say she confessed to sending photos of her naked breasts to the teenager from August 2018 to October 2018, according to Heavy. They both live in Kanawha County. . . .
Bearse was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2014 under her maiden name Carpenter.
From there she competed for the Miss America title in 2015 where she went on to finish in the top 12. In the competition, her talent was playing the fiddle.
Bearse had always wanted to be an elementary school teacher, according to her old interviews. She once told reporters she had to put her dream teaching career on hold in order to compete for the Miss Kentucky crown.
She has since deleted all of her social media following her arrest.
She married Charles ‘Chas’ Bearse in July 2016, according to their The Knot page.
His family are involved in Massey Energy, a coal mining company in West Virginia, according to Heavy.
He too has deleted some of his social media.

 

How the mighty have fallen! What was she thinking? And who was this boy on whom Mrs. Bearse was apparently fixated? Compare her case to the Air Force lieutenant colonel who got caught in a sex “sting” trying to meet a 14-year-old girl:

Newson allegedly tried to meet the teenager he met on a dating app, AJC.com previously reported. However, the teen was an undercover officer for the FBI Metro Atlanta Child Exploitation Task Force.
He was arrested at the Radisson at 1775 Parkway Place in Marietta on Tuesday night. An arrest warrant obtained by Channel 2 Action News said the undercover officer “gave Newson the opportunity to stop communicating several times.”

The Internet has made it easier for people to ruin their lives.

 

FMJRA 2.0: Jungle Love

Posted on | December 9, 2018 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Can there be any doubt that Noa Wollstein didn’t get enough exposure to Morris Day and Prince in her teenage years? Play that funky music!

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Princeton Feminist Noa Wollstein Hates Men and ‘Heteronormative’ Kissing

Posted on | December 8, 2018 | No Comments

Princeton University sophomore Noa Wollstein.

Male students at Princeton University must be warned to avoid sophomore Noa Wollstein, a feminist who hates all men.

Last month, Ms. Wollstein wrote a column in the student newspaper denouncing Princeton’s a cappella singing group the Tigertones for performing the song “Kiss the Girl” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid — an ode to heteronormative toxic masculinity:

Even when gently crooned by an animated crab, the song “Kiss The Girl,” from the Disney hit “The Little Mermaid,” is more misogynistic and dismissive of consent than cute. By performing the song multiple times each semester, the Tigertones elevate it to an offensive and violating ritual. . . .
Lyrics such as, “It’s possible she wants you too/There’s one way to ask her/It don’t take a word, not a single word/Go on and kiss the girl, kiss the girl,” and “she won’t say a word/Until you kiss that girl,” unambiguously encourage men to make physical advances on women without obtaining their clear consent.
The song launches a heteronormative attack on women’s right to oppose the romantic and sexual liberties taken by men, further inundating the listener with themes of toxic masculinity. In trying to motivate Eric to kiss Ariel, the crab, Sebastian, makes use of lines such as, “Looks like the boy’s too shy,” “Don’t be scared,” and “It’s such a shame, too bad/You’re gonna miss the girl.”
Such expressions imply that not using aggressive physical action to secure Ariel’s sexual submission makes Eric weak — an irrefutable scaredy-cat. Applied outside of the realm of the movie, these statements suggest that masculinity is contingent on domination of women. This attitude can catalyze violent tendencies toward, and assault against, women.

It should be obvious that Ms. Wollstein would never want to be kissed by a man — this is “aggressive physical action” inspired by “toxic masculinity” — and she succeeded in getting the Tigertones to remove the song from their repertoire. Ms. Wollstein’s anti-heterosexual rage blinded her to the context of the scene in The Little Mermaid, “that Ariel puckered up and consistently gave clear body language signals,” as Fausta Wertz writes, lamenting “the sad barren emotional lives of the young SJW generation.” But this is the raison d’être of feminism, to destroy every source of happiness in human society. It should go without saying that any male who so much as speaks to Noa Wollstein risks an accusation of “harassment,” and that any man who attempted to kiss her would be accused of sexual assault. This is why Ms. Wollstein’s parents are paying $62,750 a year (including room and board) to send her to Princeton, so that she can vent her anti-heterosexual hostility and prevent the performance of Disney songs on campus.

(Hat-tip: Instapundit.)

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