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In The Mailbox: 10.15.18

Posted on | October 15, 2018 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Petting Zoo Conservatives – S.E. Cupp
Twitchy: Benny Johnson Lays Out Every Time Elizabeth Warren Has Lied About Her Heritage In Epic Thread
Louder With Crowder: Podcast #402 – Democrats Push Mob Rule

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Adam Piggott: Friday Hawt Chicks & Links – Slippery Slope Edition, also, A Woman’s Greatest Enemy Is Other Women
American Power: Why China’s Rise Won’t Happen, also, What The Establishment Misses About Trump’s Foreign Policy
American Thinker: Blacks Like Trump? Don’t Blame Kanye
Animal Magnetism: Hunting Season Totty I
BattleSwarm: The Project Veritas Deep State Videos, also, Gosnell Opened Yesterday
CDR Salamander: Maritime Insurgency & Counterinsurgency With Hunter Stires – On Midrats
Da Tech Guy: My First Race In Eight Years Might Offer A Lesson To You, also, That Prepper Mentality
Don Surber: Trump Owns 60 Minutes, also, You Are #FakeNews And You Bore Me
Dustbury: Strange Search Engine Queries, also, Nobody Puts Shetland In A Corner
First Street Journal: The Gender Gap May Not Go Quite The Way The Democrats Like
The Geller Report: Canadiam PM Justin Trudeau Pledges $38 Million To Pro-Jihad UNRWA, also, Letter Threatens Rape, Murder Of Female Republican Candidate
Hogewash: The Other Podcast, Team Kimberlin Post Of The Day, and Fauxcahontas’ DNA Test
JustOneMinute: We March To War, also, Red Storm Rising
Legal Insurrection: Fauxcahontas’ DNA Test Does Not Prove She’s Native American, also, Betomania Is Sucking The Life Out Of The Blue Wave
The PanAm Post: In Peru, Odebrecht Strikes Again As Fujimori Dynasty Teeters On Brink Of Collapse
Power Line: Who Wants A Pro-Crime Attorney General? also, The Khashoggi Slaying, The Anti-Trump Media, And American Foreign Policy
Shark Tank: Broward Sheriff’s Deputies Union Breaks With Sheriff, Endorses DeSantis
Shot In The Dark: Why We Need Money In Politics, also, The Twin Cities Media Won’t Cover This…
STUMP: What Percentage Of Public Pension Income Is From Investment Returns?
The Political Hat: The Coming Judicial Unswitching
This Ain’t Hell: Six EOD Soldiers Awarded For Actions In Afghanistan, also, The North Had Hanoi Jane, But We Had Chris Noel
Victory Girls: Mayor Ted Wheeler Backs Antifa In The People’s Republic Of Portland
Volokh Conspiracy: Don’t Take Too Much Comfort In Surveys Showing Widespread Opposition To “Political Correctness”
Weasel Zippers: Cherokee Nation Official Says Fauxcahontas’ DNA Test Is “Useless, Inappropriate, & Wrong”, also, Antifa Thug Tries To Sucker Punch Patriot Prayer Member – It Doesn’t Go As Planned
Megan McArdle: The Best Sears Product Was Its Gift For Reinvention, With A 126-Year Warranty
Mark Steyn: Strangers On A Train, also, For Whom The Dog Tolls


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Arizona Democrat ‘Summoned Witches’ to Attend 2003 Anti-War Protest Event

Posted on | October 15, 2018 | No Comments

 

Further evidence that Democrats are servants of the forces of darkness:

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Arizona], is not a witch. But she has been known to hang out with witches. It was during the height of the Iraq War when Sinema, then a far-left protest organizer, summoned supernatural help to stop the Iraq War.
Emails obtained by the Washington Examiner show Sinema inviting a prominent coven of feminist witches in Arizona called Pagan Cluster to celebrate International Women’s Day and to protest the war in March of 2003. Code Pink protesters wore pink, obviously enough, and the Women in Black wore black. But Sinema encouraged the witches to wear “colorful clothing and come ready to dance, twirl, and stay in touch with your inner creativity and with the Earth.”
The Sinema campaign would not say why she invited the witches or clarify why she thought members of the occult deserved a seat at the table during discussions concerning war and peace. . . .
Out of the broom closet and into the public square, the Pagan Cluster focuses “sharing spiritual insights and participating in direct democracy.” Their visions are decidedly liberal and many of their coven “have roots in the Reclaiming Tradition of feminist Witchcraft.” . . .
Later that year, in November, Sinema attended a similar anti-war rally, this one in Miami and with other pagans. In emails . . . she writes about “singing and spiraling in the pagan’s circle only 5 rows back from the police line.”

The “Reclaiming Tradition” was started in San Francisco circa 1979 by Miriam Simos, a/k/a “Starhawk,” an associate and disciple of lesbian feminist witch Zsuzsanna Emese Mokcsay, a/k/a, “Z Budapest.”

The significance of Sinema’s association with neopagan witches is as an expression of her anti-Christian worldview. Democrats hate Jesus.

(Hat-tip: Ed Driscoll at Instapundit.)



 

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Rule 5 Sunday: Salma Hayek

Posted on | October 14, 2018 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

While I’m waiting to move into my new place, I’m shuttling between a lot of Las Vegas hotels; for the next couple of days, I’m at the El Cortez, the oldest continually-operating hotel here. It’s a pretty nice place, with its own unique vibe, and for no good reason I can think of, it reminds me of Mexican actress Salma Hayek, also known for her work in Austrian school economics…oh, wait. Wrong Hayek. Anyway, here she is in a Quentin Tarantino movie that doesn’t suck (at least not that way) because she kills Mr. Tarantino’s character about a minute after this shot, From Dusk Till Dawn.

Right after the snake dance, which is pretty awesome.

Leading of we have Ninety Miles From Tyranny with Hot Pick of the Late Night, The 90 Miles Mystery Box Episode #405, Morning Mistress, and Girls With Guns.

EBL’s herd this week includes Alexa Davalos, National Farmers Day Rule 5, Louise Bourgoin, Martha McSally, Claire Foy & Olivia Hamilton, and Ines Melab.

A View From The Beach offers Marathon Woman – Chase CarterTrick Shot FridayCan Natty Boh Save the Bay?High Fashion ThursdayTaylor Swift Gets PoliticalSo This Is a Hoot!Wind Power Linked to WarmingJust In Time for the Kavanaugh Court and Fat Comedienne, Nasty Grandmothers and Topless Dancer Fail to Stop Kavanaugh

Proof Positive’s Friday Night Babe is Hannah Lee Fowler, his Vintage Babe is Janet Munro, and Sex in Advertising is covered by Calvin Klein. At Dustbury, it’s Annika Sorenstam and and Tisha Campbell-Martin.

Thanks to everyone for the luscious linkagery!

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9 Second Explanation Of US Politics

Posted on | October 14, 2018 | No Comments

by Smitty

This has been all over Twitter:


I don’t know who or where these guys were, but the guy catching the punch looks like he’s straight out of Parris Island, the land of enchantment.

If these guys weren’t there to proclaim the Gospel, then doing unto Lefty dorkwad as he would do unto Guy on the Right would have been completely appropriate.

The TrigglyPuff Party: How Democrats Created Insane ‘Social Justice’ Mobs

Posted on | October 14, 2018 | No Comments

 

Commenting on the irrational female rage unleashed by the Kavanaugh confirmation circus, Stephen Green remarks: “The Democrats have worked hard to lock down the Trigglypuff vote, but at what cost of even slightly more moderate voters?” But do such voters really exist?

We are more than 25 years into a cycle of increasing polarization that arguably began with Bill Clinton’s election as president. Clinton’s radicalism — remember the so-called “assault weapons” ban? — sparked a backlash that cost Democrats the control of the House that they’d held for 40 years. Everything thereafter increased the partisan divide: The budget standoff that led to the government shutdown, the Lewinsky scandal and the impeachment crisis, the Florida recount in 2000, the Iraq War, the recapture of Congress by Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats, Obama’s election in 2008, the Tea Party movement, on and on.

It is not the case that America’s politics have become more divisive because the Republican Party has moved further right. Liberal pundits, commenting from within their ideological cocoons, habitually apply labels — “far right,” “extremist,” “white nationalist,” etc. — to depict the GOP as beholden to a dangerous fringe, but this is just paranoid propaganda. The typical Republican voter in 2018 is actually no more “extreme” than his father was in 1988. Nor is the policy agenda of the GOP now any more “far right” than it was in the presidency of Ronald Reagan. The cause of the increased partisan divide is not that the Republicans have moved right, but that Democrats have moved left.

What happened, when did it happen and why did it happen?

Go back to George W. Bush’s presidency. In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, there was a surge of patriotic sentiment that was politically beneficial to Republicans, who won the 2002 midterms and were able to re-elect Bush in 2004, when Democrats nominated the anti-war candidate John Kerry. Unfortunately for the GOP, Bush’s premature “Mission Accomplished” claim about Iraq proved false. As the insurgency raged and the death toll among U.S. troops mounted, the anti-war protests on university campuses radicalized many students, who went seeking for a Democrat messiah, and embraced Barack Obama as their savior. The collapse of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign in the Democrat primaries — which I witnessed firsthand on the campaign trail — was culturally significant in ways that were perhaps not entirely apparent at the time.

Who was it that enabled Obama to defeat Hillary? Young people radicalized by the Iraq War, in quite the same way as George McGovern’s 1972 campaign was driven by youth radicalized by Vietnam. While Obama also benefited from increased turnout by black voters, the true audience for his message of “Hope” and “Change” were under-30 voters, including a lot of white college kids who had no other frame of reference for politics and policy than the previous eight years of the Bush administration. Think about it: Those born in 1988 knew nothing of Reagan, and Newt Gingrich’s heyday occurred when they were in first or second grade. They were fourth-graders when the Lewinsky scandal made headlines, and barely into adolescence when 9/11 happened.

Given the notorious inadequacy of K-12 education in America, and the left-wing prejudice of university professors, were these young people ever taught anything about budget deficits or the actuarial problems of federal entitlement programs? Did their teachers ever expose them to any cogent criticisms of ObamaCare? I doubt it. The generation of youth who cast their first presidential vote for Barack Obama in 2008 were not motivated by any substantial knowledge of the public policy issues at stake. Rather, they were inspired by a sentimental attraction to an idea — Obama as the progressive Messiah who would save them from those evil Republicans, the party of war, greed, racism and homophobia.

 

Everything that has happened in politics in the decade since Obama’s election has been shaped by this messianic belief system fostered among young people, who don’t seem to comprehend how a national debt of $20 trillion — yes, trillion, with a “T” — imposes limitations on the ability of the federal government to provide them “Hope” and “Change.”

Because their political beliefs are fundamentally irrational — sorry, kids, there’s not enough money to pay for all that free stuff you want — these young people are prone to behave like spoiled children throwing a tantrum when they encounter any opposition or criticism. This explains the infamous frenzy of student rage at UM-Amherst two years ago:

Does everyone remember “TrigglyPuff,” the obnoxious feminist who repeatedly disrupted a 2016 event at the University of Massachusetts? While claiming to be a victim of oppression, Cora Segal was attending elite private Hampshire College ($63,512 a year, including room and board) and is, in fact, the daughter of a Harvard professor. Her sole claim to victimhood is her evident inability to say “no” to second helpings. . . .
Feminism is always a lecture, never a debate. Accusations of “harassment” are automatic as soon as anyone tries to engage a feminist in debate. However, when a feminist like “TrigglyPuff” deliberately disrupts a conservative event, this is justified as a protest against sexism, so that the claim of oppressed victimhood — the premise of the feminist syllogism — always serves the same rhetorical function: “Shut up!”

Having worked so hard to lock down the TrigglyPuff vote, as Stephen Green says, Democrats are now held hostage by the mob mentality of the identity-politics “social justice” coalition they’ve built.

 

This is what the Kavanaugh confirmation circus confirmed: Democrats are now the party of TrigglyPuff, of angry college girls driven to fits of insanity — a deranged mob clawing at the doors of the Supreme Court — by the irrationality of their “progressive” belief system.

What about those “slightly more moderate voters” who might be alienated by the Democrats’ surrender to extremism? They don’t seem to exist. Polls indicate that the Democrats’ advantage in the generic congressional ballot is holding firm around 7 or 8 points. Why?

Bias in the new media is more prevalent than ever — more than 90% negative coverage of Trump, nearly ignoring the good economic news — so if there are still persuadable voters out there, they have no information that would cause them to prefer Republicans to Democrats.

Therefore, it is entirely possible that Democrats may be rewarded for their insane mob behavior by voters who elect enough seemingly “moderate” Democrat candidates in swing districts to return the House Speaker’s gavel to Nancy Pelosi. As John Hoge and I discussed Saturday night on The Other Podcast, the polls now apparently indicate that Republicans will maintain their majority in the Senate, but what will this mean if Democrats control the House? Perhaps our only hope to prevent such a congressional gridlock is that some combination of GOP attack ads and a well-organized get-out-the-vote drive by Republicans will be able to turn back the “blue wave” Democrats are hoping for.

UPDATE: Welcome, Instapundit readers! As always, we ask readers to remember the Five Most Important Words in the English Language:

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FMJRA 2.0: Turn Your Radio On

Posted on | October 13, 2018 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

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Daily Pundit
Trump’s Minutemen
Constitutional News Network
Freedom’s Back
The Deplorable Patriots
EBL

FMJRA 2.0: Away From Home
The Pirate’s Cove
357 Magnum
EBL
A View From The Beach

Rule 5 Sunday: Brennschluss
Animal Magnetism
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
A View From The Beach
EBL

Author of Smear Against Conservative Journalists Exposed as Foreign Agent
EBL

Those Karlie Kloss Rumors Were True?
EBL

The Last Kavanaugh Post, Ever
A View From The Beach
EBL

Anti-Male Georgetown Professor Uses Tumblr Blog to ‘Dox’ Her Critics
EBL

Taylor Swift, SJW
EBL

What Media Bias Looks Like
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Darwinian Terrorist: Feds Arrest N.Y. Man in Election Day Suicide Bomb Plot
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Coming Out as … MOGAI? The Weird and Dangerous World of Queer Feminism
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Pushing Rubber Downhill
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Late Night With In The Mailbox: 10.11.18
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Party of Science™ Update: Democrats Now Actively Consorting With Satan
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Arielle Scarcella: Gay People Are ‘F–king Terrified’ to Criticize Trans Ideology

Posted on | October 13, 2018 | No Comments

 

Arielle Scarcella has 550,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, which makes her one of the most popular lesbian YouTubers. Some of her videos have more viewers than the average program at CNN (but let’s be honest, CNN is barely more popular than the Hallmark Channel). Her popularity is the only reason Ms. Scarcella has been able to survive telling the truth about transgender activists, who have harassed her viciously for months because of her criticism of their bizarre ideology.

In a video this week, Ms. Scarcella explained that most gay and lesbian YouTubers are “f–king terrified to even touch on an trans topics — about the blatant misogyny that the SJW trans activists promote, about how the Left is so far left at this point that they are suggesting conversion therapy and hiding it behind the agenda of ‘queer’ progressiveness, about how some bisexual YouTubers have made videos and public statements saying that our ‘genital preference’ is a whole bias, when in reality it’s not a bias, it’s not a preference, it’s our sexual orientation and it’s not something we can help, about how little gay men are actually policed for their sexual orientation in comparison to lesbians — not very much at all.”

Fear of being labelled a “TERF” (trans-exclusive radical feminist) causes many lesbian YouTubers to avoid the topic of transgenderism entirely, Ms. Scarcella explains, because SJWs (social justice warriors) like Riley Dennis have specifically targeted the lesbian community as “bigots” for rejecting relationships with men who think they’re women.

 

Gay men are not similarly criticized for their own preferences, Ms. Scarcella explains, and remain silent about the abusive and misogynistic rhetoric of transgender activists “because they’re f–king terrified to stand up for lesbian and bisexual women.” She says many in the LGBT community fear the consequences of speaking out.

“How often do other LGBT YouTubers agree with what I have to say, but divert their eyes and don’t say anything on Twitter publicly because they’re terrified of being labeled a transphobe?” Ms. Scarcella asks. “How many of them are worried that corporate brands won’t want to work with someone who has the label of ‘transphobe,’ when that label isn’t even accurate? Nobody wants to talk about the fact that trans activists are literally making shirts and Tumblr and Twitter accounts with slogans like ‘Kill All TERFS’ and being praised by the media for doing so.”

 

When I first started covering the conflict between transgender activists and their radical feminist critics in 2014, it seemed to me that this was a fight between two camps of crazy extremists. Soon, however, I realized that (a) the radical feminists at least had the facts of biology on their side — e.g., women don’t have penises — and (b) transgender activists were exploiting “social justice” rhetoric in an attempt to bully women into having sex with them. Ms. Scarcella is exactly right when she says that it is only women, and particularly lesbians, who are being targeted by these intimidation tactics — sexual terrorism in the name of “inclusion.” Because gay men are not being “policed” for their preferences, as Ms. Scarcella observes, and because many corporate sponsors of LGBT activism wish to avoid intra-community controversy, the few personalities like Ms. Scarcella who do speak out are isolated as targets for the social media mobs of SJW Thought Police.

As a Christian, of course, I do not approve of homosexuality, and as a conservative, I reject the entire “social justice” ideology and its totalitarian jargon of “inclusion,” “diversity,” etc. However, as an American, I have a fundamental duty to defend the principles of ordered liberty (cf., Russell Kirk) enshrined in our Constitution, including the principle of freedom of association. If I am not invited to your home, I would be guilty of trespassing — and might lawfully be shot to death — if I tried to barge in your front door against your wishes. By similar reasoning, if a person declares that they do not desire romantic intimacy with any particular category of their fellow citizens, we are obligated to respect their rights in this regard even if (a) the basis of their choice is in some way offensive to our beliefs or (b) we are ourselves personally affected by the exclusionary nature of their choice.

Go back and read Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in Lawrence v. Texas (2003), in which he warned against the potential consequences of the Supreme Court striking down state laws against sodomy. While the bullying of lesbians by transgender activists was not among the outcomes that Justice Scalia enumerated, we can see how the majority opinion’s “Emerging Awareness” Doctrine (as I have called it) is deeply implicated in controversies like this. When the nation’s highest court declared that the ancient precedents of Anglo-American common law were somehow invalidated by the Fourteenth Amendment (a claim that certainly would have shocked the state legislators who ratified that amendment), it had the effect of opening Pandora’s Box, unleashing the destructive forces of what Matt Barber has called “Sexual Anarchy.”

We are now gradually discovering that, once a society begins destroying its own traditions, imposing new laws and redefining words in pursuit of vague abstractions of “equality” and “progress,” the harmful effects of this radicalism cannot be limited, and that the victims of the resulting chaos will include many radicals who had expected to benefit from the destruction of the traditional social order. Selah.

By the way, it would be the height of presumption for me to claim to speak on behalf of the lesbian community, but my own observations and experience indicate that, insofar as lesbians find any males attractive, their preferences are more or less normal. That is to say, it is only the confident, athletic, masculine man who can arouse in them any erotic interest at all. Like other women, the lesbian generally views effeminate males as weak and pathetic. So while a lesbian might, in a discussion of hypothetical scenarios, admit she’d be willing to give Channing Tatum a chance, she would be offended at the suggestion that she could (or should) be attracted to such a pitiable joke as Riley Dennis.



 

 

Late Night With In The Mailbox: 10.12.18

Posted on | October 13, 2018 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Unfortunately Friday the 13th comes on a Saturday this month.
You still need to send me your links for the FMJRA and Rule Five Sunday.

OVER THE TRANSOM
Proof Positive: Gosnell – A Movie Review
EBL: National Farmers Day Rule 5
Twitchy: You’re About To See A Bunch Of Libs Attack Trump Over Robert E. Lee. Shockingly, It’s All BS
Louder With Crowder: Exposed – Top Five Rape Hoaxes Of All Time
The Camp of the Saints The Coming Calamity
According To Hoyt: Cleaning Up
Monster Hunter Nation: Wait. I Got Blacklisted From What Now?
Vox Popoli: Responses To IndieGoGo’s Retro-Cancellation

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
American Thinker: Violence? It’s Not Only The Right That Will Bleed
Animal Magnetism: Rule Five All Politics Is Local Friday
BattleSwarm: LinkSwarm For October 12
CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday
Da Tech Guy: The Obvious Question Everyone Is Ignoring In This Nasty Transgender Bathroom Story
Don Surber: Democratic Candidate Implodes In Arizona
Dustbury: Program Notes
First Street Journal: Money Isn’t Everything
The Geller Report: Hillary Finally Loses Security Clearance After Server Scandal, also, Tens Of Thousands Of Muslims Riot On Gaza Border
Hogewash: Team Kimberlin Post Of The Day, Pulsar In A Box, also, (Another) Team Kimberlin Post Of The Day
JustOneMinute: We Have Conquered Fear!
Legal Insurrection: Senator Cassidy Calls Out Anti-Kavanaugh Protester For Using Her Children, also, Cherokee Author Rejects Fauxcahontas Presidency “While She Appropriates My Identity”
The PanAm Post: Colombia’s Uribe Won’t Rule Out Intervention In Venezuela
Power Line: The AP Defends The Democrats’ Mobs, also, Glenn Simpson Would Prefer Not To
Shark Tank: Marco Rubio Warns The Chicoms Are Growing Repressive
Shot In The Dark: Angie Craig, Miracle Worker!
The Political Hat: Alyssa Milano & Humidors
This Ain’t Hell: Sometimes I Just Go Full Potato, also, Secret Squirrel Code Talkers
Victory Girls: Cruz v. O’Rourke – Texas Interests Or Hollywood Glitz?
Volokh Conspiracy: Proposed Constitutional Amendment Against Packing The Supreme Court
Weasel Zippers: Democrats Agree To Confirm 15 Federal Judges So They Can Go Home & Campaign, also, Neil Patrick Harris Recalls Getting Propositioned by Whoopi Goldberg When He Was Just 15
Mark Steyn: The Mark Steyn Show – Ann McElhinney & Phelim McAleer Return, also, Hell’s Brel


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