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In The Mailbox: 06.21.16

Posted on | June 21, 2016 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Eleanor Mondale and Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky
Michelle Malkin: Exposing Obama’s Most Gaffetastic Whitewashes
Twitchy: Dem Rep Fattah Just Convicted Of A Crapload Of Crimes


RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
American Power: Out Today – Dana Loesch’s Flyover Nation
American Thinker: The Insidious Power Of The Media’s Disinformation Campaign For Hillary Clinton
BLACKFIVE: Book Review – Field Of Graves by J.T. Ellison
Da Tech Guy: An Invitation To Thieves And Terrorists From A Restaurant In Maine
Don Surber: Illegal Alien Tries To Assassinate Trump
Jammie Wearing Fools: Memo To Democrats – If “Climate Deniers” Can Be Sued, So Can Frauds Like Al Gore
Joe For America: Pro-Gun, Pro-Gay West Hollywood, With Fabulous Posters
Pamela Geller: DHS Islamic Advisor Claims Orlando Jihad Was Not Islamic
Shark Tank: Marco Rubio Senate Re-Election Watch Continues
Shot In The Dark: Good Customers With Guns
STUMP: Where’s Meep?
The Jawa Report: Sandcrawler PSA – Top Terrorist Forum Offline
The Lonely Conservative: Democrat Senator Laments Due Process For American Citizens
The Political Hat: School Punishes Meat-Eating Thought Criminal
This Ain’t Hell: Alcoholic Wife-Beating Chicago Journalist Can’t Buy A Gun
Weasel Zippers: Race Hoaxer Sentenced To 90 Days In Jail, Must Repay $82K In Damages
Megan McArdle: Obamacare Premiums Are Going Up. Again. Now What?


In The Mailbox: 06.20.16

Posted on | June 20, 2016 | No Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


OVER THE TRANSOM
Louder With Crowder: Bob Ross Paints Muhammad
EBL: Will Great Britain Leave The European Union?
Twitchy: Is Fauxcahontas Clueless On Gun Rights? Signs Point To Yes!


RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES
American Power: Trump Cans Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski
American Thinker: Voter Photo ID – NC Proves It Works Very Well Indeed
BLACKFIVE: Book Review – Tom Clancy’s Duty And Honor by Grant Blackwood
Da Tech Guy: Loretta Lynch Lying Or Telling The Truth, Which Is Worse?
Don Surber: Gun Debate Makes America Less Safe
Jammie Wearing Fools: Four NYPD Officials Busted In DiBlasio Fundraising Probe
Joe For America: Guess Who Was A Guest At Obama’s White House? Hint: “Orlando”
JustOneMinute: The Power Of Positive Wishful Thinking
Pamela Geller: In Idaho, Muslim Migrants Rape Five-Year-Old
Shark Tank: Obama Administration Redacts All Islamic References From Orlando Massacre 911 Transcripts
Shot In The Dark: Lie First, Lie Always – Audio Carnage
STUMP: Puerto Rico Roundup – Still Waiting On Congress
The Jawa Report: Fatwa This! The West Is The Best
The Lonely Conservative: Does Donald Trump Even Want To Win The Election?
The Political Hat: Ain’t No Rest For The Triggered
This Ain’t Hell: The Pentagon Wants To Hire Officers Off The Street
Weasel Zippers: FBI – On Second Thought, Releasing Redacted Copy Of Orlando 911 Transcripts Omitting References To Islamn Was A Bad Idea
Megan McArdle: Game Of Thrones Is Showing Symptoms Of Michael Bay-itis
Mark Steyn: A Note To Our Readers (And Listeners, And Viewers)


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[Redacted] Is a Religion of Peace

Posted on | June 20, 2016 | 26 Comments

The Obama administration and the liberal media have decided that when a radical Islamic terrorist kills Americans, the one thing the narrative cannot be about is radical Islamic terrorism. It’s OK to talk about the Orlando massacre in terms of homophobia, gun control or “toxic masculinity,” but don’t you dare mention Islam. Don’t mention that Omar Mateen was a registered Democrat, or that he’s the son of an immigrant from Afghanistan or that his father supports the Taliban.

This obvious pro-Muslim bias has become increasingly blatant:

Justice Department Replaces ‘Allah’ With
‘God’ in Censored Orlando Terrorist Transcript

Katie Pavlich, Townhall

FBI Omitted ISIS From Orlando 911 Transcript
Mary Chastain, Legal Insurrection

FBI releases 911 transcripts of Omar Mateen
— with references to ISIS omitted

Allahpundit, Hot Air

The media would have you believe that this sensitivity is necessary because, if radical Islamic terrorism were identified as the cause of a gruesome mass murder, Americans would be seized by irrational “Islamophobia” and commit hate crimes against random brown people. In fact, the reason that the administration and the media are so intent on downplaying the role of Islam is because they are afraid that if they told the truth, people might vote Republican in November.

Therefore, the media won’t tell the truth. Then again, it’s been a long time since the media in this country told the truth about anything.




 

Rule 5 Sunday: EDC Girls

Posted on | June 19, 2016 | 8 Comments

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Perhaps the most accurate description of the Electric Daisy Carnival (which is about to wrap up tonight at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway) was given to me by a dancer at Sapphire as I was taking her home early Thursday morning: “Are you (expletive deleted) kidding? Why would I want to hang out with thousands of ravers tripping their asses off on E in the middle of the desert with no water when it’s a hundred degrees out? Does that sound like fun to you?” I had to admit that when it was put that way, the answer was no – and yet, thousands of ravers and EDM fans of all ages headed for the Speedway to enjoy the company of their kind while listening to Tiesto, Hardwell, and other world-class DJs, dressed somewhat appropriately for the climate, as you can see in the pic below. As usual, many of the links below are to pics normally considered NSFW, and the management is not responsible for anything that happens to you if you fail to exercise discretion in your clicking.

Young ladies at EDC dressed in the fashion of their tribe.

90 Miles from Tyranny leads off this week with Hot Pick of the Late Night, Morning Mistress – Are Those Legal?, and Girls With Guns, followed by Goodstuff, whose metablog (featuring SCIENCE!) is rocked by Debbie Harry. Animal Magnetism brings us Rule Five Lying Journalist Friday and the Saturday Gingermageddon, and The Last Tradition offers Lily Aldridge and Suelyn Medeiros.

EBL’s herd of heifers this week includes some classic Marilyn Monroe for Bloomsday, a Japanese Donald Trump commercial, women of the Peshmerga, and Eleanor Mondale.

A View from the Beach has Boxing, Tennis and the Beach with Caroline WozniackiThe Devil InsideGone Fishin’Morning Music from a Van Down by the RiverA Wednesday WorkoutNASA Finds “Tattoine”The Hazards of Modeling Near the Ocean125 Years of Bikini Evolution. and New Tokyo Restaurant to Feature Fat, Age Shaming.

The DaleyGator returns with DaleyBabes Danielle RobertsonKaren Kurihara, Jazmyn SimonKia HamptonIvi Pizzott, Kiersey Clemons, and Hazuki Kamino, plus A photo sure to outrage Jihadis and the all-important question: Are Norwegian babes causing climate change?

Proof Positive’s Friday Night Babe is Lane Lindell, his Vintage Babe is Adrienne Ames, and Sex in Advertising is covered by Budweiser Girls. At Dustbury, it’s Bai Ling, Eva LaRue, and Rebecca Black.

Thanks to everyone for their linkagery! Deadline to submit links to the Rule 5 Wombat mailbox for next week’s Rule 5 Friday is midnight on Saturday, June 25; deadline to submit links to the — compiled by Wombat-socho mailbox for the FMJRA is a little earlier – noon on Saturday.


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Begat … Begat … Begat …

Posted on | June 19, 2016 | 12 Comments

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply . . .”
Genesis 1:27-28 (KJV)

Today is Father’s Day, and I have much to celebrate. All of my children are healthy and safe. None of them are in trouble with the law. It’s important to be grateful for our blessings, however ordinary they seem. We ought to be thankful for every day of life, because sometimes survival is victory. Every one of my children is a miracle, when you consider how long the odds were against any of them ever being born. Consider merely this question: How did I end up in Calhoun, Georgia, where in 1987 I met the future Mrs. McCain? Three months before I met her, I had never even heard of Calhoun, and couldn’t have found it on a map.

There’s a long story behind how I became sports editor of the Calhoun Times in 1987, but the relevant point here is, I prayed for that job.

When I arrived for my job interview in late August 1987, I parked my car out front and took time to say a brief but earnest prayer, and subsequently got the job. You may doubt that this involved divine intervention, but I repeat — a week earlier, I had never never heard of that town or its newspaper. When my friend and former editor Chris Barker called to tell me there was an opening for a sports editor in Calhoun, Georgia, my reply was, “Where the hell is Calhoun, Georgia?”

This was arguably the stroke of luck that changed my life, but I don’t believe in “luck,” and I don’t believe in coincidences. You are free to believe that your life is mere random happenstance — a fluke, a coincidence without meaning or purpose — but I know that my life is a miracle, and that my children are also miraculous. Trust me on this. If I told you the full story of my life prior to 1987, you would be shocked to imagine how I could have survived it all. What were the odds I would even be alive in 1987? Indeed, the odds were against my ever being born.

My father was wounded within an inch of his life in August 1944, fighting the Nazis in France during World War II. Dad had a deep scar at the base of his neck where the shrapnel hit him and when I say he was “wounded within an inch of his life,” I mean this literally — another inch, and it would have killed him. My Dad was the only boy in his family to survive to adulthood. His mother, Perlonia Bolt McCain, was the daughter of Winston Wood Bolt, who served as a private in the 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. Private Bolt was captured July 1 at Gettysburg, along with Brig. Gen. J.J. Archer and about 120 other soldiers, when their brigade was outflanked by the Union’s famed Iron Brigade. I’ve actually walked over that terrain — south of U.S. 30, east of Willoughby Run, west of Seminary Ridge — where my great-grandfather was captured, and thank God he was captured. If he had not been captured on July 1, Private Bolt might well have been killed two days later, when the 13th Alabama took part in Pickett’s Charge, or in some other battle where the regiment was subsequently in combat. Being captured was a miracle that saved my great-grandfather’s life in 1863, then another miracle saved my father’s life in 1944, and otherwise I never would have been born in 1959.

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.
Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV)

Why aren’t more people grateful for their lives? Why do so many people take life for granted, and never stop to contemplate the miracle of their own existence? All you need to do is occasionally glance backward — to your parents, your grandparents, and the many generations of your ancestors before them — and ask yourself, “What were the odds?”

No, I don’t believe in coincidences, because I have seen too many miracles in my own life to doubt that God must have some purpose in mind, a plan that preceded my birth by many years, and it is impossible for me to view life and death as mere coincidence. “Choose life.”

“Now are they going to chop him up into little pieces and suck his brains out?”
Mrs. McCain, when Kermit Gosnell was convicted

My wife is a praying woman. Her mother is a devoutly Christian woman, and my wife has kept the faith, with daily Bible study and prayer, so that I tell my kids, “Don’t ever get in trouble. Never do anything wrong as long as you live, because you know your mother will blame me.”

All that energetic daredevil recklessness, where do our kids get that? That imaginative mischievous streak, where did it come from? Probably from my Grandpa Kirby. My mother’s father died before I was born, but his legend was handed down in anecdotes. He was a “character,” as they say, a tall lanky fellow, a hard-working man with an eye for entrepreneurial opportunity. Was it mere legend that he did some bootlegging back in the day, making the run out of Phenix City with a shotgun handy in the car? Honestly, I don’t know, but he was always looking to make a dollar and, as my Grandma Kirby said more than once, “He had what the ladies liked, and he knew it.” Some traits are hereditary, including arrogance.

“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18 KJV) and Hermit Eiland Kirby was only 54 when he died, after having suffered a stroke. Being 56 myself now, I think about that, just like I think about my mother, who died at age 47 when I was only 16.

Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Hither by Thy help I’m come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

That old hymn has stuck in my mind for many years. During the hardest times of my life, when the menace of evil was quite real, I had to remind myself of all the miracles God had already wrought on my behalf: “Surely, God has not brought me this far just to cast me down now. Fight on!”

Every struggle is a school, every hardship is a lesson, and every defeat is a test: Can you take it? Are you strong enough to keep going?

A determination to persevere despite all adversity requires not only a belief that your own life matters, but also that something larger that yourself is at stake in your ordeal. If everything is just a random coincidence, what’s the point? No, you are here for a reason, your existence serves some purpose, and survival is victory.

One of the things that gets too little attention in Bible study is all the “begats,” the geneaologies where so-and-so begat so-and-so. A kid may wonder, why is this even in the Bible? What is the spiritual meaning?

Consider that the Jews are descendants of a single linear ancestry (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob), and that when the Hebrews entered Egypt in the days of Joseph, Jacob’s descendants numbered 70, not counting his sons’ wives (Genesis 46:26-27). By the time they followed Moses out of Egypt, the Israelites counted 603,550 men fit for military service (Numbers 1:45-47), not counting the priestly descendants of Levi. If we include women, children and old men, the total was probably about 2.5 million. Thus did God fulfill his covenant with Abraham, to make him “a father of many nations . . . exceeding fruitful” (Genesis 17:1-9). About 200 years separated the birth of Isaac from Jacob’s death in Egypt, by which time the Hebrews numbered 70, and another 200 years later, at the time of the Exodus, there were more than 2 million of them! Little wonder that Pharoah was disturbed by how “the children of Israel . . . multiplied, and waxed exceedingly mighty” (Exodus 1:7-10).

All those “begats” matter, you see. When God presented the Israelites with the choice of “life and death, blessing and cursing,” He did so after having already shown His power by working many miracles on their behalf, not least of these His promise to make them “exceeding fruitful.” Before we can do anything else, we must first be born, and our existence — our life — is the first blessing for which we must thank God. So my kids have wished me happy Father’s Day, and I suppose I can take some credit for their lives, but understanding all the miracles required for any of them to exist, my children should thank God: “Therefore, choose life.”




 

New York Nazis? I Hate New York Nazis!

Posted on | June 19, 2016 | 62 Comments

A famous line from The Blues Brothers came to mind when I read a story about the Perkowski family of Long Island:

When the Perkowski family moved into an abandoned home on a quiet Long Island street, their elderly neighbor’s son repeatedly warned them, “The cops are coming. The cops are coming.”
And at sunrise Thursday, a SWAT team finally came.
“I’m lying in bed and I hear ‘Go, go, go,” Larry Bilello told The Daily Beast. . . .
Bilello got a first-hand look at the takedown of a pair of Long Island brothers, when Suffolk County police executing a search warrant discovered an arsenal of assault rifles, bomb-making manuals, and neo-Nazi propaganda inside the rundown Mt. Sinai home.
The elder sibling, Edward Perkowski, faces 25 years in prison for charges that includes six counts of weapons and possession of a controlled substance and marijuana possession.
He was held on $200,000 bond.
His brother, Sean, was cuffed on a bench warrant for an unanswered public urination violation, authorities said. He was witnessed Friday returning to his sealed-off home to recover belongings after being fined $50.
Scores of cops folded in to surround the Perkowski’s hideout. And the display of force made Bilello beam. “I was happy,” the 52-year-old contractor said of the moment Edward Dale Jr. and Sean were led out of the home in bracelets. “I’ve been watching them for years.” . . .
At a press conference, police shared disturbing photographs taken from inside the neo-Nazi lair.
The brothers allegedly had their hands on a .40-caliber Glock, six assault rifles, four rifles, 25 high-capacity magazines, a shotgun and stun gun. Cops also found marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms, 14 knives, more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition, and $42,940 in cash.
Investigators also discovered a racist manifesto inside a leather-bound binder, along with other Nazi propaganda, CBS reported.
“Today’s search warrant might have prevented a deadly, violent incident like we recently saw in Orlando,” said Tim Sini, commissioner of the Suffolk County Police Department.

 

“To think that this,” Sini added, while gesturing to a photo of Perkowski loot that included a swastika flag and framed portrait of Hitler, “was in the town of Brookhaven was extremely disturbing.” . . .
A review of Edward Perkowski Jr.’s Facebook profile—under the pseudonym Dale Reinecke—reveals hate-filled and sexist rants in between snaps of his beloved golden retriever. (Perkowski goes by “Dale,” his middle name, or “DJ,” short for Dale Jr., neighbors told The Daily Beast.)
On Facebook he’s known as “Übermensch.” . . .
Meanwhile, he also appears to back Donald Trump. In May, Perkowski posted a photo of the GOP presidential contender with the words, “Make America White Again!” His father, Edward Perkowski Sr., responded emphatically with, “BUILD THE WALL.” . . .

Something weird about this: They’re Polish. Hitler hated the Poles. Hitler hated America. Why would Polish-Americans be Nazis?

Also, Hitler lost. Hitler was a loser. Nazis are losers. Don’t be a loser.

 

FMJRA 2.0: Neuronengesang

Posted on | June 18, 2016 | 3 Comments

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Blame-Shifters: Democrats Use #Orlando to Scapegoat Christians, GOP, NRA
Regular Right Guy
Of Wolves And Men
The Lonely Conservative
The Political Hat
Batshit Crazy News

FMJRA 2.0: Levelland
The Pirate’s Cove
Batshit Crazy News
A View from the Beach

That Feeling Of Being On The Cusp Of The Big Breakthrough
Batshit Crazy News

Rule 5 Sunday: Hit The Beach (Club)!
Proof Positive
Batshit Crazy News
A View from the Beach
Ninety Miles from Tyranny

Was James Wesley Howell Planning a Terrorist Attack on L.A. Gay Pride Parade?
Batshit Crazy News

Omar Mateen: Muslim Commits Murder Rampage at Orlando Gay Nightclub
Batshit Crazy News

Why Is @Nero Being Ignored by Mainstream Media?
Regular Right Guy
Batshit Crazy News

In The Mailbox: 06.13.16
Proof Positive

Shorter @AmandaMarcotte: ‘Masculinity Killed Those Gay People in Orlando’
The Pirate’s Cove
Batshit Crazy News

Shocking News: @MaraWritesStuff Announces She Is Not Heterosexual
Batshit Crazy News

In The Mailbox: 06.14.16
Proof Positive
A View from the Beach

In The Mailbox: 06.15.16
Proof Positive
A View from the Beach

In The Mailbox: 06.16.16
Proof Positive
Batshit Crazy News

Because @EllenPage Is Canadian, She Hates America and Wants Us All to Die
Regular Right Guy
Batshit Crazy News

In The Mailbox: 06.17.16
Proof Positive
Batshit Crazy News

On @Anne_Theriault and the Endless Futility of Feminist Revenge Fantasies
Batshit Crazy News

Top linkers this week:

  1.  Batshit Crazy News (13)
  2.  Proof Positive (6)

Thanks to everyone for their linkagery!


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Why Is Heather So Angry?

Posted on | June 18, 2016 | 21 Comments

Today, I’ve been researching an update on Zinnia Jones, and you may recall that Zinnia is married to Heather McNamara. So while wading deep into the swamp of Zinnia’s YouTube channel — trust me, it’s crazy — I came across this video, in which Heather McNamara does a “guest column” about pro-sex feminism:

At about the 5-minute mark, she says this:

“The idea that any sexual preference whatsoever is legitimate and natural, and is probably only considered bad because patriarchy, is to deny how overwhelmingly the current ideals benefit heterosexual men at the expense of the rest of us. . . . Further to the point, this focus on expanding the ideals of beauty and sexiness so that everyone can have a slice, to further empowerment for women, is doing exactly the opposite of what feminists have been working toward for decades, and not for nothing. It keeps us locked in this asinine prison of a value system that teaches women they must be aesthetically pleasing to be sexually desirable, and sexually desirable to be whole.”

To this, my reply is, “One life, one wife.”

Which is to say, lifelong monogamous pair-bonding (otherwise known as traditional marriage) is the refuge from this “asinine prison.” Raising children with a moral value system that upholds this institution as sacred — so that marriage vows actually mean something — inhibits the influence of”current ideals” of “beauty and sexiness” as the be-all, end-all of women’s existence. Furthermore, the Judeo-Christian moral value system inhibits other such forces of cultural decadence as materialism, status-seeking and the lust for political power. Alas, we must confront a problem described by G.K. Chesteron: “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”

Our society is now so far gone in decadence, however, that feminists blame “patriarchy” for problems caused by modern secularism, including problems to which feminism itself has significantly contributed. Nor will the current revival of radical feminism do anything to solve these problems, and there is absolutely zero chance that feminism will ever change basic human nature. Beautiful women will always have advantages over less attractive women, just as tall men will have advantages over short men, and rich people (male or female) will have advantages over poor people. Just because I’m not a 6-foot-4 millionaire, however, doesn’t make me a victim of systemic oppression any more so than Heather McNamara is locked in an “asinine prison” because she is, uh, not thin.

Heather McNamara, “Miss Robo” and Zinnia Jones.

Ultimately, we are responsible for our own happiness.

Or misery, as the case may be.

UPDATE: At her Tumblr blog in 2013, Heather wrote:

“I was married for 8 years before I came out as gay. Leaving my husband was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but the alternative was literally spending the rest of my life not being what I was for the sake of somebody else.”

Speaking of “somebody else,” what about Heather McNamara’s new “wife”? How does Zinnia’s expertise in “butt stuff” and sex toys figure into this relationship? Wouldn’t this be rather embarrassing?

Well, as long as it’s not PIV, it’s probably OK with Heather. The important thing about sex, from a feminist perspective, is to avoid being normal.





 


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