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White Supremacists in Kentucky Defeat Black Candidate’s Senate Campaign

Posted on | June 30, 2020 | No Comments

 

Oh, sure, Democrats say “Black Lives Matter,” but they don’t really mean it, not if a black man’s campaign for the Senate might impede the political ambitions of one of their handpicked white favorites:

In a tighter race than expected, former Marine pilot Amy McGrath has been declared the winner of the Kentucky primary to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination.
The race went back and forth the past two days as results trickled in, ultimately ending in McGrath fending off Charles Booker.
Booker pulled off wins in Kentucky’s biggest counties, Jefferson (his home) and Fayette, but it wasn’t enough to keep him afloat. A vast majority of counties went to McGrath. . . .
The outcome seemed a certainty early in the campaign but became tenuous as Booker’s profile surged. The Louisville lawmaker got a boost in support as he moved into city streets, joining the fights for justice in the deaths of Black Americans there and across the country.

This is what most people don’t understand about politics. For us — the vast majority of Americans, who are neither activists nor politicians — politics is about electing a government which will implement policies that advance our interests and promote the general well-being of society. Because each of us has our own individual interests, of course we will often disagree about public policy, but we each form our assessment based on whether we think government policy is good or bad for us. Political parties exist to provide organized action on behalf of the interests and policy preferences of their constituent coalitions.

However, politics means something else to members of the political class. For them, politics is a vehicle for their own selfish ambition, their craving for power, money and reputation. And this is why Chuck Schumer, despite his oft-declared support for Black Lives Matter, was 100% against Charles Booker’s campaign in Kentucky. Black people only matter to Schumer insofar as they provide votes to help Democrats win elections and, however much black voters matter in terms of winning the Kentucky election, Schumer (and the rest of the Democratic Party leadership) have cynically calculated that white women matter more.

And guess what? They’re probably right. The demographics of Kentucky are such that it is probably impossible for a black Democrat to win statewide office there, but because of the gender gap (i.e., feminists won’t vote for men) it’s also probably impossible for a white man ever to win the Democratic nomination, and so therefore the only chance Democrats have to defeat Mitch McConnell is to nominate a white woman.

What is astonishing in all this — not just the result of the Kentucky primary, but in the drift of American politics generally — is how willing black voters are to be led to the slaughter, thus to fatten the coffers, and enhance the power, of the Democratic Party. All that is necessary for Democrats to get 90+ percent of the black vote is to point the finger at Republicans and yell, “RAAAAACIST!” Four decades of this name-calling routine have apparently hypnotized a majority of the black population to such an extent that they never even ask the most basic question about politics: “What’s in it for me?”

How would they begin to answer such a question? How can a black man in Chicago, Baltimore or St. Louis say that the policies of the Democratic Party have benefitted him? Or, considering what a wretched desolation Democrats have made of our nation’s major cities, how does the black voter imagine that Republican policies might make his situation worse?

Probably these voters could offer some rhetoric in defense of voting Democrat, in the same way a junkie can argue in favor of heroin, but the basic mechanism of this alliance seems to be simple spite: Perceiving that a majority of white people in America vote Republican, the typical black voter is a Democrat, because they have become the anti-white party by default. In much the same way, and for similar reasons, feminists vote for Democrats as an expression of their hatred of men.

Politics based on vindictive hatred — which is what “social justice” ultimately means — is not likely to yield policies beneficial to the mindless mobs summoned to cast their ballots as a weapon of revenge. Chuck Schumer and the other leaders of the Democratic Party believe they can win the fall election by inciting racial hatred, and believe that black voters will never get wise to the hustle being perpetrated. Democrats think black people are too stupid to realize they’re being hustled, and yet they dare to call Republicans racist?




 

In The Mailbox: 06.30.20 (Evening Edition)

Posted on | June 30, 2020 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

OVER THE TRANSOM
357 Magnum: The Tolerant Left – Death Threats For Teen Supporting Law Enforcement
EBL: Statue Destruction Has Just Gone Too Damn Far!
Twitchy: Raging White Boy With Poor Impulse Control Tries To Tackle Black Man Tearing Down #BLM Sign
Louder With Crowder: Dan Crenshaw Throws Down The Gauntlet – “Time For Americans To Stand Up To The Outrage Mob”
Vox Popoli: A Skinsuit Cannot Survive, also, Barnes & Noble In Freefall

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Gotta Sell The Black Mercedes
American Conservative: Frankly, HBO, We Don’t Give A Damn!
American Greatness: Trump’s Goose Isn’t Cooked Yet, also, Agitator Shoots SUV Driver During #BLM Riot In Provo
American Thinker: Driving Conservatives Underground, also, Time To Expose The Fraud That Launched #BLM
Animal Magnetism: Animal’s Daily Lotus Dumbassery News
Babalu Blog: Do Black Lives Matter In Cuba? also, “It’s Easy To Be A Communist In Madrid, You Douchebags!”
BattleSwarm: Minneapolis Residents Get To Vote On Their Own Suicide, also,  Scenes From The Social Justice War
Cafe Hayek: The New History Of Capitalism Is Bunk
CDR Salamander: Want Better Communication Coming From Our Navy?
Da Tech Guy: We Interrupt Our Normal Haranguing For A Trip To Pastime Pinball, also, Defund And Depose The Democrat Dimwits
Don Surber: Supreme Court Approves Back-Alley Abortions, also, Dinosaurs With Ink About To Fall
First Street Journal: Kansas State U Football Team Demands Student Be Expelled For Thoughtcrime
The Geller Report: SCOTUS Rules Foreign Soros-Backed Operatives Don’t Have 1st Amendment Rights, also, Media Omits Threats, Crashed Gate At Mansion Of Democrat Couple Defending Themselves From #BLM Riot
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post of The Day, also, I’m Not Making This Up, You Know
Hollywood In Toto: Tone Deaf Sacha Baron Cohen Targets Gun Rights Group, also, Black Activists Say Tina Fey Should Be Held To Her Own Cancel Culture Standards
JustOneMinute: Hold The Fake News Presses!
The Lid: 38% Of Likely Voters Believe Biden Has Dementia, also, Seattle’s Mayor Jenny Has Had Enough Of Socialist Loony Councilwoman Sawant
Legal Insurrection: Don’t Fall For Operation Demoralize, also, Gibson’s Bakery – “‘Amicus’ Groups Are ‘Really Only Friends Of The Oberlin Parties And Not Friends Of The Court'”
The PanAm Post: CNN Claims COVID-19 Only Affects Trump Supporters
Power Line: It’s Official, Democrats Are Unpatriotic, also, Security For Me, But Not For Thee
Shark Tank: Kamala Harris Endorses Mucarsel-Powell
Shot In The Dark: Take Your Pick
The Political Hat: Whither Columbia?
This Ain’t Hell: Tuesday FGS, also, From Red China With Love
Victory Girls: Deranged Seattle Councilwoman Sawant Claims Teenager Shot Near CHOP Died From “Capitalism’s Brutality”
Volokh Conspiracy: SCOTUS Strikes Down MT Blaine Amendment Blocking State Aid To Religious Schools
Weasel Zippers: Black Family Requires Police Escort Into Church Thanks To #BLM Riot, also, Official DNC Account Tweets That Mt. Rushmore Is White Supremacy
Megan McArdle: Blue & Red States Should Stop Shaming Each Other Over COVID-19 Response
Mark Steyn: Take It And Stick It! also, Zip-A-Dee-Doo…Done!

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In The Mailbox: 06.30.20 (Afternoon Edition)

Posted on | June 30, 2020 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Yesterday’s linkagery was postponed due to a tooth extraction and consequent heavy (legal) drug use. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

OVER THE TRANSOM
Red Pilled Jew: Random Thoughts
357 Magnum: Chicago’s Mayor Is “Outraged”
Bacon Time: It’s Called Acting Stupid
EBL: Segway, RIP, also, Lem’s Levity & Political Clown Parade, RIP?
Twitchy: There Was Definitely a Reason The Biden Campaign Was In No Rush To Hold A Press Conference
Louder With Crowder: Idiot Seattle Mayor Who Supported CHOP Outraged That CHOP Showed Up At Her House
Vox Popoli: SF Creeps Are Creepy, also, Is Parler A Trap?

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
Adam Piggott: Friday Hawt Chicks & Links – White People Can’t Be Racist Edition, also, The Return Of The Church Militant
American Conservative: “White Jesus” Tried In The Court Of #BlackLivesMatter
American Greatness: A Coup Against Our Institutions, also, Trump Will Win If He Responds To Righteous Voter Rage
American Power: America’s Jacobin Moment
American Thinker: God Save Us From The Woke Pastor, also, The War For Free Speech Is Here
Animal Magnetism: Goodbye, Blue Monday!
Babalu Blog: Walmart Yanks Confederate Flag Items, Won’t Fly State Flag At Mississippi Stores – But Proudly Displays Dozens Of Che Guevara Items
BattleSwarm: The Case Against Red China, also, BidenWatch For June 29
Cafe Hayek: Black Classical Liberals Matter
CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday, also, Red China In The Post-COVID-19 World – On Midrats
Da Tech Guy: The Klan Would Be Envious Of Today’s Media Left, also, Pats Pick Up A Bargain Cam
Don Surber: #BLM Spreads COVID-19, also,  Trump Voters Stay & Black Voters Join
First Street Journal: If Black Americans Are Owed Reparations…, also, “It Has Been Disheartening To Learn How Closed The Most ‘Open’ Minds Can Be”
The Geller Report: Bezos Bans Trump From Twitch For “Hateful Conduct”, also, Mayor DeBlasio Cuts $1 Million From NYPD Budget During Epidemic Of Murders
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post of The Day, also, Certain Sections That I Wouldn’t Advise You To Invade
Hollywood In Toto: YouTube’s War On Moore’s Planet of The Humans Isn’t Over, also, How Man In The High Castle Predicted Our Cancel Culture Age
JustOneMinute: Walking A Tightrope, also, Barack is Back! Or His Excuses Are, Anyway
The Lid: Two Paterson NJ Politicians Charged With Massive Mail-In Ballot Voter Fraud
Legal Insurrection: HULU Criticized After Removing Golden Girls Mud Mask Episode, also, OK County DA Charges Rioters – “This Is Not Seattle. We’re Not Putting Up With This Lawlessness Here”
Michelle Malkin:
The PanAm Post: London Trial Could Strip Maduro Of Foreign Asset Control, also, Sanctions
Power Line: How Far Gone Is Big Business? also, Chief Justice Roberts Finds Another Way For Conservatives To Lose
Shark Tank: Broward County Activists & Major Donor Seek To Flip Embattled Local Party Org
Shot In The Dark: This Is War
STUMP: Polities Under Fiscal Pressure – Chicago & Cook County
The Political Hat: Venezuela, A Pariah Of Oppression
This Ain’t Hell: Muslims Policing Minneapolis Under Muslim Rules? also, Your Tax Dollars Went…Where?
Victory Girls: Biden & The Quest For The Perfect Vagina
Volokh Conspiracy: NY Supremes Uphold Taking Of Private Property For Pipeline That Might Never Get Built
Weasel Zippers:  Protesters Rally To Save Museum Of Natural History’s TR Statue, also, Antifa Dummy Gets Scared By Little Old Lady From Brooklyn
Mark Steyn: A Matter Of Life & Death, also, Morons On The March

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Warning: You Can Never Unsee This

Posted on | June 30, 2020 | No Comments

Usually, I celebrate “Pride” Month by ignoring it. One of our greatest liberties as Americans is the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, i.e., “you have the right to remain silent.”

In an age of militant “social justice” activism, you can engage in a sort of protest simply by keeping your mouth shut, resisting the temptation to comment on the Left’s endless propaganda and provocations. If you have a scintilla of common sense or a modicum of moral decency, life can become a struggle against the urge to say rude things every time the cultural elite finds some new way to offend your sensibility.

You could get fired from your job, if you just said the first thing that crossed your mind when you witness the kind of degenerate madness foisted upon our society by the so-called cultural “elite.”

Consider, for example, how fashion brand Calvin Klein has decided this year to commemorate “Pride” Month by debuting their newest model, who symbolizes the oppression suffered by members of the LGBTQ community, as well as “people of color” (POC) and also, the obese.

Because I am a professional journalist, it does not behoove my career interests to share my opinion about Calvin Klein’s new model.

However, in the interests of public safety, I have an obligation to warn readers: You can never unsee this. Are you ready?  Read more

War in Antifastan: Has Violence in CHOP Zone Become Too Much for Seattle?

Posted on | June 30, 2020 | No Comments

 

Latest dispatches from combat correspondents on the front lines:

A 16-year-old boy has died and a 14-year-old boy has been hospitalized in critical condition Monday following the latest shooting at the Seattle area known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP, police revealed.
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said it marked the second death of an African-American victim in the area. The first death associated with the CHOP came June 20 when 19-year-old Horace Lorenzo Anderson was shot and killed.
Monday marked the fourth shooting linked to the CHOP zone.
“It’s very unfortunate that we have another murder in this area identified as the CHOP,” Best said Monday. She elaborated that they were African-American victims “at a place where they claim to be working for Black Lives Matter but they’re gone. They’re dead now. And, we’ve had multiple other incidents — assaults, rapes, robbery, shootings — so this is something that’s going to need to change.”
Officials initially said the victims of the latest shooting were “men” before clarifying their ages.
Best said multiple 911 callers reported that two males had been shot in a vehicle on 12th Avenue between Pike and Pine early Monday morning, but by the time officers arrived at the scene both were gone. . . .
Best said investigators “found a white Jeep Cherokee riddled with bullet holes on 12th Avenue between Pike and Pine,” KOMO reported.

Victims of the urban terrorist regime demand a military response:

[T]he father of another teenager shot and killed there last week says the CHOP zone must go.
Tensions rose when the victim’s father spoke out because he is saying things the people here do not want to hear.
But now two teenagers, both black, have been killed here. And at least three others have been wounded.
“I ain’t been sleeping,. You see my eyes. I’ve been crying. I’m trying not to cry on TV.”
Horace Lorenzo Anderson stood in the embrace of Andre Taylor, a leader in the local anti-police violence movement.
Anderson was there to shine a light on the murder of his 19-year-old son and namesake, who was shot and killed inside the CHOP zone last weekend.
He says the zone should go.
“This doesn’t look like a protest to me no more,” said Anderson. “That just looks like they just took over and said we can take over whenever we want to.” . . .
Anderson thinks the National Guard should be asked to return.
“They should deployed them here to say ‘Man, it’s time to go,'”
said Anderson. ” ‘It’s time to move on. And break this up.’ ”
The protesters say their goal is justice.
“But justice is not happening here,” said Taylor. “Violence is happening here.”

Why is it that our troops can be sent to Afghanistan to fight terrorists, but we cannot fight these terrorists in Seattle? But it appears that the feckless Mayor Jenny has finally had enough of Antifistan:

Crews with the City of Seattle began removing barricades around the “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” (CHOP) zone Tuesday morning. The barricades were removed at 10th and Pine.
Seattle Parks and Recreation signs were posted around Cal Anderson Park that said the park would temporarily close Tuesday at noon. It is unclear when the signs were posted.
Seattle officials previously said barriers around CHOP would be dismantled Sunday, but the protest zone remained intact through Monday.

If you want terrorists to take over your community, just elect Democrats.




 

Crazy People Are Dangerous

Posted on | June 29, 2020 | No Comments

 

Protesters in St. Louis are angry because . . . Well, does it really matter why they’re angry? They’re protesters. Being angry is sort of a prerequisite for being a protester. “Defund the police” is their demand, because the protesters are Democrats and Democrats hate police.

The mayor of St. Louis is a Democrat named Lyda Krewson, who apparently didn’t get the memo. She doesn’t hate police enough:

In a public briefing broadcast live on Facebook on June 26, 2020, Krewson read aloud the names and addresses of multiple constituents, including a minor, who had signed a petition in favour of budgetary changes which involved redirecting all the money spent on the police department to social services, affordable housing and Cure Violence.

The “defund the police” protesters decided that Mayor Krewson needs to resign, so they marched to her house Sunday. Problem? Mayor Krewson lives in a gated community, and the protest marchers were trespassing when they marched past the mansion owned by Mark McCloskey, who happens to be one of the richest lawyers in the state of Missouri.

 

A couple brandished an AR-15 and a handgun at protesters marching past their mansion in an upscale St. Louis neighborhood.
Husband and wife, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, could be seen aiming the guns at demonstrators who walked by their palatial property in the wealthy Forest Park area at around 6pm on Sunday. . . .
St. Louis police confirmed they were called to Portland Place at around 7.20pm on Sunday night for an incident involving trespassing and assault [with] intimidation after the McCloskeys issued a ‘call for help’.
‘The victims stated they were on their property when they heard a loud commotion coming from the street. When the victims went to investigate the commotion, they observed a large group of subjects forcefully break an iron gate marked with “No Trespassing” and “Private Street” signs,’ police said.
‘Once through the gate, the victims advised the group that they were on a private street and trespassing and told them to leave. The group began yelling obscenities and threats of harm to both victims.
‘When the victims observed multiple subjects who were armed, they then armed themselves and contacted police. The investigation is ongoing.’

The McCloskeys have spent more than 20 years, and untold millions of dollars, restoring the Busch-Faust mansion, which was built in 1912 by an heiress of the Busch brewing fortune. The McCloskeys are Democrats (tort lawyers generally are) who have donated to Joe Biden, but you can imagine their panic at seeing a smelly mob of protesters come barging onto their private street. And yeah, if you’re a rich white guy living in a mansion in a Democrat-run city like St. Louis, better keep your AR-15 handy, because . . . Well, you can finish that sentence.




 

Rule 5 Sunday: Erin Gray

Posted on | June 29, 2020 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Who says A must say B, some old Commie said, and so, since I spent most of the book post talking about various Buck Rodgers books, it seems only right that our appetizer for this Sunday is actress Erin Gray, who played Wilma Deering on the TV show. Here she is in her normal hair color during Season 2; the producers made her dye her hair blonde in the first season. What a waste.

A leader men will follow!

Ninety Miles From Tyranny brings us Hot Pick of the Late Night, The 90 Miles Mystery Box Episode #1028, Morning Mistress, and Girls With Guns.

EBL’s thundering herd includes CHOP-CHAZ, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over”, La Traviata, Marilyn Maxwell, Dr. Atomic, Samson & Delilah, Hedy Lamarr, Ri-dick-ulous, Accordion Babes, Cendrillon, An Important Date!, and Women of Yellowstone.

A View From The Beach reeled in Julia MajewskaGone Fishin’ RussiagateFish Pic Friday – Mystery FisherwomanAnother Tanlines ThursdayTo Be Fair, Arsenic Costs a Little MoreSome Wednesday Wetness, Oregon, My Oregon, Tattoo Tuesday and The Closer, One Degree from Kevin Bacon

Proof Positive’s Vintage Babe this week is Hedy Lamarr, and at Red Pilled Jew, it’s Women In Surf & Sun.

Thanks to everyone for the luscious linkagery!

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The Yellow Peril

Posted on | June 28, 2020 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

One of the recurring tropes in science fiction (and pulp fiction as well) is the Yellow Peril, the notion that America is in danger from the Asian hordes – originally Chinese, but later Japanese, and now Chinese again – whose fiendish plots are foiled only by heroic deeds, super-science, or both. Or neither; the literature is full of tales where the United States has been utterly defeated, and only scattered bands of Americans fight on against the Asiatic occupiers.

The most famous of these is, of course, Philip Nowlan’s Armageddon 2419, which introduces us to Anthony “Buck” Rogers, veteran of the Great War and hero of the Second American Revolution. Rogers wakes from a 500-year-long sleep induced by a radioactive gas pocket to find that the United States he knew is long dead, but scattered gangs of Americans carry on the war against the decadent Han, having developed new technologies to aid them in the fight. Rogers brings to the table forgotten tactics  that prove lethally useful, and provides a leader the mutually suspicious gangs can follow. Nowlan’s original novel and its sequel (The Airlords Of Han) are both available for free on amazon and through Project Gutenberg, but the Ace paperback edition combines them into one novel. Speaking of the Ace edition, when the Buck Rogers TV series became popular, Ace hired Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle to come up with a series of outlines for four sequel novels: Mordred (written by John Eric Holmes) , Warrior’s Blood, Warrior’s World (both by Roger McEnroe), & Rogers’ Rangers (by John Silbersack). Since these sequels are all based on Nowlan’s novel (with some slight tweaks from Niven & Pournelle) they don’t have much to do with the TV show, but that’s okay – the TV show didn’t have much to do with the book. Fun, quick reads for cheap; if they were doing them these days, they’d probably be a lot longer.

I really wanted to like Buck Rogers: A Life In The Future, by Martin Caidin. I really did. Unfortunately, Caidin plays fast and loose with the original plot, and instead of Anthony Rogers leading the gangs of America to victory against the Han, instead he gets dragged along on a number of pointless adventures and meaningless contests, and zzzzz…oh, sorry. The worst part of all this is that Caidin is a decent writer who’s written a bunch of exciting books, and this just feels like he phoned it in to TSR. Not recommended.

Meanwhile, back in the 1940s, Robert Heinlein wrote Sixth Column, based on an idea given to him by John W. Campbell, and the odds are even longer in this one than in the Buck Rogers novels. Not only are the conquering PanAsians well on their way toward setting up a global totalitarian state, the only opposition left is a handful of scientists and soldiers led by a former ad executive drafted into uniform. Fortunately, they have a super-science gizmo to end all gizmos, and that Old Time Religion. Sort of. It’s only Heinlein’s second novel, but you wouldn’t know it. Recommended.

The Bear & The Dragon was Tom Clancy’s last novel, and if I remember correctly the last 20% was actually finished by Mark Greaney, which might account for all the swearing and sex that some of the reviewers complained about…anyhow, this is set in the Ryanverse, with Jack Ryan as President, and an assassination attempt in Moscow is just the start of the bad news here, because Red China intends to succeed where the Japanese failed and seize the Northern Resource Area (Siberia) for themselves. This is a good, if dated, mix of spy novel and technothriller, culminating in a clash between Red Chinese mechanized forces and Russian/American armor while the U.S. Air Force and PVO Strany have a turkey shoot against the People’s Liberation Army Air Force. Not the best of Tom  Clancy’s books, even in the Ryanverse, but good enough brain candy.

Have a favorite Yellow Peril novel I’ve overlooked? Mention it in the comments!

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