The Other McCain

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Black Woman’s Presidential Campaign Rejected by Racist Sexist Democrats

Posted on | December 3, 2019 | No Comments


Why do Democrats hate black women?

Kamala Harris ended her presidential campaign on Tuesday after months of failing to lift her candidacy from the bottom of the field — a premature departure for a California senator once heralded as a top-tier contender for the nomination.
Harris told aides of her intentions in an all-staff call, and a person familiar with the conversation said she sounded distraught. While Harris had qualified for the December debate in her home state later this month, she was running dangerously low on cash — lacking the resources to air TV ads in Iowa — and her staff was gripped by long-running internal turmoil.
Still, the news came as a shock to some of her biggest supporters. Just as Harris was announcing the news internally, a super PAC had cleared more than $1 million in TV ads in Iowa to boost her struggling campaign. The ad, which argued she was the best-equipped candidate to take on President Donald Trump, was canceled.
“Eleven months ago at the launch of our campaign in Oakland I told you all: ‘I am not perfect.’ But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity. I will speak the truth. And that’s what I have tried to do every day of this campaign. So here’s the truth today,” Harris wrote in a note to supporters.
“I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life. My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”
Harris, who spent Thanksgiving in Iowa with family, took a deep look at the campaign’s resources over the holiday and decided she did not have a path to the nomination.

How perfect is this? Kamala Harris got beat by a gay white guy, a fake Cherokee and a socialist Jew. Trump couldn’t have planned it any better as a way to inflame racial paranoia in the African-American community.  I’m sure Vladimir Putin must be delighted by this news . . .

UPDATE: Yeah, this is the kind of headline I want to see:

Leader of Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’
On Kamala Harris Dropping Out:
‘Racism and Sexism!’

Democrats are now divided and demoralized.

“Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen . . .”


Barr Disputes IG Horowitz Report

Posted on | December 3, 2019 | No Comments


What could this possibly mean?

Attorney General William P. Barr has told associates he disagrees with the Justice Department’s inspector general on one of the key findings in an upcoming report — that the FBI had enough information in July 2016 to justify launching an investigation into members of the Trump campaign, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horo­witz, is due to release his long-awaited findings in a week, but behind the scenes at the Justice Department, disagreement has surfaced about one of Horowitz’s central conclusions on the origins of the Russia investigation. The discord could be the prelude to a major fissure within federal law enforcement on the controversial question of investigating a presidential campaign.
Barr has not been swayed by Horowitz’s rationale for concluding that the FBI had sufficient basis to open an investigation on July 31, 2016, these people said. . . .

Frankly, I am so bored with this witch-hunt that until something actually happens — not this “sources say” stuff — I’m content to ignore it. Do Democrats really intend to go through an impeachment proceeding less than a year before the next election? Crazy times . . .


Young Climate Change Maniacs

Posted on | December 3, 2019 | 1 Comment


A few weeks ago, Rod Dreher speculated that Maximilien Robespierre, the French radical who ruled during the infamous Reign of Terror, could have been autistic. The evidence Dreher offered was perhaps not conclusive, but I have little expertise in autism so am not qualified to judge. However, it’s been reported that the teenage Swedish climate-change fanatic Greta Thunberg is autistic, and she certainly has the totalitarian tendencies that would remind one of Robespierre:

Far-left climate extremist Greta Thunberg unloaded on the world in an op-ed published on Friday, claiming that fossil fuels “are literally” killing mankind, and that they are a threat to “our very existence” as she said that her “climate crisis” agenda is not just about the environment, but about fighting the “colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression.”
In an op-ed published in Project Syndicate, Thunberg and two other far-left climate activists attacked world leaders over their pro-capitalist policies, writing that “the politicians let the profiteers continue to exploit our planet’s resources and destroy its ecosystems in a quest for quick cash that threatens our very existence.” . . .
Thunberg has a well-documented history of preaching climate radicalism on the world stage as she recently ranted at the United Nations in a speech that was praised by the political Left and the media while condemned by many others.
My message is that we’ll be watching you. This is all wrong, I shouldn’t be up here, I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean,” Thunberg began. “Yet, you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, and yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering; people are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth.”

A few excerpts of Miss Thunberg’s op-ed:

After all, the climate crisis is not just about the environment. It is a crisis of human rights, of justice, and of political will. Colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression have created and fueled it. We need to dismantle them all. Our political leaders can no longer shirk their responsibilities. . . .
As the science makes clear, we don’t have a single day to lose. . . .
Each and every one of us must participate in the climate resistance movement. We cannot just say we care; we must show it.

Notice the words “need” and “must” here? Notice also the word “crisis.” This is a rhetorical tactic beloved by totalitarians. The problem with which they are obsessed is always a crisis, which demands immediate action — “we don’t have a single day to lose” — and anyone who doesn’t share their sense of dire urgency is dismissed as morally inferior: “We cannot just say we care; we must show it.” In other words, you must either show that you care about this issue as much as young Greta does, by doing whatever it is she demands that you do, or else you are to be classified among the untermenschen, subhuman, without any merit or value. You either join her in the work of dismantling “systems of oppression” or you are Lebensunwertes Leben“life unworthy of life,” as the Nazis described those whom they targeted for eradication.

Autistic people often lack the self-awareness necessary to see the contradictions in their own beliefs. Notice how Greta Thunberg speaks of a “crisis of human rights” even as she demands totalitarian authority to implement measures that would negate basic liberties. You cannot negotiate with such people; they crave absolute power, and will never be satisfied with any compromise or moderate reform measures.

But please, whatever you do, don’t silence Greta Thunberg. Let her keep yapping away on national TV with that demented glare in her eyes for, say, the next 11 months or so, wrapping herself and her agenda around the neck of the Democratic Party, so to speak, and thus dragging them down to defeat next November. She’s so perfect, really.


There Is No Substitute for Victory

Posted on | December 2, 2019 | No Comments


My Army son got an eight-point buck (click on the photo to see full-size) Sunday morning in the Georgia hills, yet this was small consolation for Saturday night’s tragedy, of which it is still too painful for me to speak. I spent most of Sunday working on a column for The American Spectator, and when I called my editor, Wlady Pleszczynski, to discuss the story, he had the poor taste to make a joke about Saturday’s game. I resisted the temptation to respond with a Polak joke. SEC football etiquette lesson: One does not joke with a ’Bama fan after a game like that.

The column I was working on will not be posted until this afternoon, but it involved accusations of “racism” against a conservative, and let me say this: I am proud to be an Alabama-American. Although my parents immigrated to Atlanta before I was born, my ancestral roots in Randolph County are deep — two of my ancestors served in Alabama regiments during the War for Southern Independence, and my father graduated from the University in 1950, so I was raised with an Alabamian identity. Human beings are tribal by nature, you see, so that despite growing up in Georgia, my affinity was always for the tribal homeland, so to speak.

Team spirit is an expression of man’s tribal nature. Humans are social creatures, so that those Enlightenment philosophers who theorized about man in a “state of nature” — a solitary creature, totally free and ungoverned by any system of law — were all just eloquent fools. Even if one is an atheist Darwinian fanatic (which I’m not), it should be obvious that our most primitive ancestors who deserve the title “human” could not have survived without cooperation among their kindred, so they were governed by the Law of the Tribe (i.e., whatever shared customs were required to secure the necessary teamwork) long before they developed any means to codify their tribal laws in written form.

Furthermore — and this is something that most intellectuals ignore — we are not the descendants of failures. If any primitive clan of paleolithic hunters could not develop a shared code of moral norms and social custom that enabled them to survive natural hardship and to successfully compete against rival clans, those primitive humans did not survive to produce progeny. We are the descendants of the survivors, so that our very existence is flesh-and-blood testimony to the efficacy of our ancestors’ Law of the Tribe. When I consider the harsh conditions that existed in northeastern Alabama when my pioneer ancestors arrived on that frontier wilderness circa 1840, perhaps you can understand how profound my admiration is of their hardy nature, which enabled them to survive by the sweat of their brows, clearing the forests, tilling the soil, building cabins, etc. My ancestors were survivors, or else I wouldn’t be here, and so my sense of tribal pride — team spirit — should be as understandable as, for example, the descendant of Irish immigrants celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, or a third-generation Mexican-American kid at an Ivy League college who buys into all that radical Aztlán nonsense even though he’s barely fluent in Spanish. You must represent your tribe, and I must represent my tribe: Roll Tide!


These three younger members of the McCain Tribe — Jefferson is 20, Reagan is 16, and Emerson is 18 — represent somewhat of a hybrid, considering that their mother is an Ohio native. They can thus claim membership in the Buckeye Nation, and my wife’s kinfolk enjoy ragging me when the Buckeyes are up (now 12-0 after defeating their hated rival Michigan) and the Crimson Tide is down. But I love them anyway, because Jesus taught His followers that we should love our enemies, and so I must even forgive my wife’s ancestors for fighting on the wrong side in the War for Southern Independence. Selah.

Now, if a proud Alabama-American can love a Yankee, as I do my Ohio-born wife, then why should Americans hate each other so much over comparatively trivial distinctions of ethnicity? Just because I’m the patriarch of McCain Nation doesn’t mean I hate other people as inferior. However great our family’s accomplishments might be — hey, did your son kill an eight-point buck this weekend? — we know that other folks have their own useful traits and talents to add to the common good. Yea, verily, I say unto you, even some Auburn fans are worthwhile human beings. Just because I’ve never met an intelligent Auburn fan doesn’t mean all Auburn fans are all idiots, and there’s no point repeating the common stereotype of all Auburn girls being ugly sluts. In fact, some of those Auburn sluts are kind of cute. But I digress . . .

My point is that life has a way of separating human beings into two large categories: Winners and losers. You can measure success however you want — wealth, fame, political power, football prowess or whatever — but in the grand scheme of human life, it is life itself that we must count. Perhaps it is egotistical of me to think that success might best be measured by the number of my descendants, but everything else I might have accomplished in life seems to me insignificant when I consider the enormously greater impact my six children could have on the future of humanity. Whatever difference one McCain might make in the world, alone and unaided, is exponentially multiplied in the collective potential of six McCains. My wife and I have tried to raise our children with high standards and high expectations, and have thus far been pleased with their accomplishments. Already we have four grandchildren, and my wife took a flight south on Saturday headed toward a certain swing state with palm trees, where our oldest daughter lives. Read more

FMJRA 2.0: Neuronengesang

Posted on | December 1, 2019 | No Comments

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Rule 5 Wednesday: Busy In The Kitchen
Animal Magnetism
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
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Proof Positive

Devin Nunes Sues CNN and Daily Beast Over ‘Demonstrably False’ Stories

Crazy People Are Dangerous
Bacon Time
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FMJRA 2.0: All About Chemistry
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A View From The Beach

Climate Change Cult Update
First Street Journal
Dark Brightness
A View From The Beach

Is This the Kanye Factor?
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Authorities: Remains of Aniah Blanchard Found; Two More Suspects Charged
Dark Brightness
Locomotive Breath

The Present Crisis

Hereditary Genius

In The Mailbox: 11.27.19
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357 Magnum
A View From The Beach

Murder Charge Expected; Authorities Confirm Aniah Blanchard’s Remains

Why Do Democrats Hate Jesus?
Pushing Rubber Downhill

UPDATE: Sources Say Suspect in London Knife Attack Is NOT From Belgium UPDATE II: Male Violence in Netherlands
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The Other Podcast Gives Thanks

Posted on | November 30, 2019 | No Comments

John Hoge and I have done nearly 90 episodes of The Other Podcast, regularly scheduled on Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET, and if you can’t listen live you can always catch the replays. Tonight, I’m being tortured by the fact that Alabama and Auburn are playing and it’s close. Too close.

Anyway, please tune in to The Other Podcast and enjoy it!


Dutch Stabbing Attack Update

Posted on | November 30, 2019 | No Comments

Having updated readers earlier on the London stabbing attack, we now have more information about the attack in the Netherlands:

Police in the Dutch city of The Hague have arrested a man aged 35 over a stabbing attack on a shopping street on Friday, in which three teenagers were injured.
The suspect, who has no fixed abode, will be transferred to a police station for questioning, local police said.
Those hurt, two girls aged 15 and a boy of 13, did not know each other, and no motive has been reported.
Al three were released from hospital following treatment.
Police said earlier that they were investigating “several scenarios” and that it was “too early to speculate” about a possible terror motive.
The attack in The Hague came hours after a stabbing in London in which two people were killed and three injured before police shot dead the suspect.
British police say the London attack was a terrorist incident.

Notice how Europe’s police procedures (and press policies) are so different from those in the United States. In the U.S., police are more or less required to name any suspect arrested, and to release the mug shot of the suspect. While political correctness sometimes shapes press coverage of crime in America, most news organizations will not hesitate to pursue off-the-record sources to gather background information about cases. “Sources close to the investigation” will be cited to provide information about the motive, etc., and reporters will seek out witnesses, neighbors and family members in order to get a complete story about any major crime. Even if it’s one of those crimes that is strictly “local news” (because it reflects unfavorably on Democrat Party constituents), you can almost always get good stuff from local newspaper and TV reporters. Quality coverage of local crime — well, that sells newspapers, and American publishers are greedy capitalists, thank God.


Pakistani-Born Usman Khan Named as Killer in London Bridge Knife Attack

Posted on | November 30, 2019 | 2 Comments


He doesn’t look Belgian* to me, and now we know why:

A “serious jihadist” who had been jailed over a plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange and potentially kill Boris Johnson has carried out a deadly assault in the heart of the British capital, triggering a political storm over why the knife-wielding terrorist was set free just a year earlier.
Heavily armed police shot dead Usman Khan on London Bridge after the 28-year-old stabbed two people to death and injured three others at a nearby conference on prison rehabilitation.
Khan launched the rampage — the second on the bridge in less than three years — at a Cambridge University conference called ‘Learning Together’ at the historic Fishmonger’s Hall. He had been invited to share his prison experience with participants and was fitted with an electronic tag to monitor his movements.
Khan stabbed delegates inside the building before running to London Bridge, where he was tackled by half a dozen members of the public. He was shot dead by heavily armed tactical officers within five minutes of the first call for help, and later found to be wearing a hoax suicide vest.
A man and woman were killed and three others injured — one critically. . . .
The Pakistani-born man was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2012 over a plot to detonate a bomb inside the stock exchange, and target other locations including the US embassy and the home of Johnson, then mayor of London and now Prime Minister. The jihadist and other members of a UK terror cell also planed to build and train at a terrorist military training facility in Kashmir, and discussed launching a Mumbai-style assault on Parliament.
Praising the bravery of members of the public who chased Khan and pinned him to the ground before police arrived, Johnson also suggested the killer should not have been on the streets.
“I have long argued that it is a mistake to allow serious and violent criminals to come out of prison early and it is very important that we get out of that habit and that we reinforce the appropriate sentence for dangerous criminals, and especially terrorists,” he said.

Cambridge University geniuses: “Hey, let’s invite a violent Pakistani jihadist to our conference, because what could possibly go wrong?”

And the sweetest touch of irony here is that the conference was called “Learning Together.” You think maybe they learned something?

Meanwhile, at The Hague:

An assailant stabbed three people Friday night in a busy shopping district in the Netherlands, and police were searching for the suspect, authorities said. . . .
A Dutch police spokeswoman said it was too early to establish a motive for the attack in The Hague.

Oh, “too early to establish a motive.” Could be anything. Might even be one of those radical Lutherans, for all we know.

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* “Belgian” — In my post about the London Bridge attack Friday, I sarcastically suggested a Belgian must be responsible. To explain: Back in 2009, when Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs smeared me as a “white supremacist,” I had a great time making fun of CJ’s paranoid fears, including how he smeared Pamela Geller as a “neo-fascist” because of her association with Vlaams Belang. That was a right-wing party in Belgium, led by Geert Wilders, that was concerned with the impact of Muslim immigration on their country. Geller, a Jewish conservative who has focused relentlessly on the threat of Islamic terrorism for more than 15 years, had traveled to Belgium to meet with European activists concerned with the threat to their own countries. According to CJ’s paranoid worldview, Geller hanging around right-wing Belgians was a worse danger than Al-Qaeda. Because the word Vlaams is Dutch for “Flemish,” I made it a running joke, whenever there was a terrorist attack, that the suspects must be Belgians — part of The Flemish Menace.

And who can ever forget Charles Johnson: Race Detective?


You ought to hit my tip jar if you appreciate quality sarcasm, even if you don’t know who the heck Charles Johnson is. He’s faded into complete obscurity, and really, that’s where he always belonged.

CORRECTION: Geert Wilders is Dutch, not Belgian. His leads the Partij voor de Vrijheid (Party for Freedom). Apologies for the error.


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