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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Jordan Peterson: Threat to the Hive

Silverfiddle Rant!
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an apt symbol for the ideas of the contemporary left: Young, hip, and attractive in a bug-eyed, kooky sort of way. Appealing, until you get closer and realize its a 100-year-old fluff-filled nutlog in a new wrapper.

She burnished that image by rejecting Ben Shapiro's debate challenge as a threatening cat call. You can't blame her for running away. She can't even rationally present her propaganda in friendly, non-challenging forums.

I observed the other day in a discussion thread here that the left is confident now is the time to stick the knives in and take over. We are weakened and staggering under the weight of generations of post-modern deconstructionism, tribalism, victimology and white guilt.

Caitlin Flanagan, writing in The Atlantic, believes just the opposite:

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Londonistan: Yet Another Vehicular Jihad (Updated)

Photo of jihadist, no name yet given

From the Telegraph, dated August 14, 2018:
Westminster crash outside Parliament treated as terror attack after car hits cyclists and ploughs into barriers

A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament at high speed.

At least three people were injured when the silver Ford Fiesta hit a group of cyclists and pedestrians waiting for traffic lights to change. Witnesses said the car mounted the pavement on the wrong side of the road at up to 50mph and travelled around 40 metres (130ft) before hitting a bollard.

Westminster was in lockdown as armed police swarmed the scene on Tuesday morning. Witnesses said they thought "it looked intentional - the car drove at speed and towards the barriers".

Scotland Yard said a man in his 20s was arrested after the incident at around 7.30am. He was taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody on suspicion of terrorist offences.

Police said the crash is being treated as a "terrorist incident" and the Met's counter-terrorism command is leading the investigation....
An idjit on Fox and Friends asked just now: "What does this keep happening?"

Why?

Why?

Are you kidding me?

Meanwhile, here in America...Breaking: Judge Releases Defendants In Muslim Compound Case After Claims Of Racism, Islamaphobia. The bail appears to be $20,000:
Missing and probably dead boy, child’s bones found, demonstrable child abuse, threats, connections to extremists and a letter saying they were going to become martyrs. Sure, let them out.
Ah, the dhimmitude!

UPDATE

Yesterday's London jihadist is Salih Khater, a Muslim migrant from north Sudan.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Personal Update

Finally! 

Some good lab numbers from a physical!

 For the first time in over two years, my GFR, a value indicating the kidneys' filtration rate, is approaching normal. Click directly on the graphic below to enlarge it:


I've been feeling so much better, and the numbers here show why.

This round of health hell, which began in September 2016, is over — at long last. So grateful for my wonderful urologist and surgeon, who turned around my terrible numbers so that I could avoid dialysis.  The November 2016 surgery to remediate hydronephrosis was a resounding success!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Musical Interlude

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Enjoy Aquarelle 1 - To be sung of a summer night on the water by Frederick Delius (1862-1934) — first for string orchestra, second for choir:


Monday, August 6, 2018

Wearisome: The Double Standard


Check out Sarah Jeong's hate-filled Tweets HERE.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Saturday Political Humor

In part, a re-post from a few years ago, because I HATE to let a good graphic languish in my archives:

August 4 is also known as Lizzie Borden Day. Quite the eerie coincidence as Obama started swinging an ax at our economy from his first day in office (Thanks, Stogie for making the graphic below at my suggestion!):

Friday, August 3, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

FYI...

About the lack of frequency of blog posts...

We're in the lazy, hazy days of summer. And it's pool season, with much poolside reading to do.  Not to mention the summer's plethora of doctors' appointments for both Mr. AOW and me.

Unless team members decide otherwise, you should expect no more than two posts per week here at Always On Watch.

Please scroll down for the most recent blog post.

Trump's Tweets....

One of my Twitter finds:


Foolishness or slyness? Your call.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Musical Interlude

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Enjoy Mikhail Glinka's Overture from Rusland and Lyudmila (aka the theme music for the television series Mom). Notice that conductor Valery Gergiev appears to be using a toothpick instead of the traditional baton:


The above piece is based on Alexander Puskin's 1820 poem Ruslan and Ludmila, about which we read this a Wikipedia:
...It is written as an epic fairy tale consisting of a dedication (посвящение[1]), six "cantos" (песни), and an epilogue (эпилог). It tells the story of the abduction of Ludmila, the daughter of Prince Vladimir of Kiev, by an evil wizard and the attempt by the brave knight Ruslan to find and rescue her....

[...]

Pushkin dedicates the poem to unnamed young beauties, the “queens of my soul” (души моей царицы dushi mojej tsaritsy), and states that his reward is the hope that some lovesick girl will read the poem in secret....
Read the rest HERE.

Ruslan Confronts the Head by Nikolai Ge

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Surprise! Recent NBC/WSJ Poll


Astounding, huh?

Meanwhile, remember this, as some in the Congressional GOPe disparage the POTUS at every opportunity:

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Recommended Reading

(with a hat tip to The Last English Prince)

See Waiter admits making up story about customer who called him a terrorist and didn't tip at the Dallas News.

Reminder: Islam is not a race.  Being a Muslim is a choice; being the member of a particular race is not a choice but rather a genetic fact.

The Last English Prince tells us about the erroneous knee jerk reaction of the Saltgrass Steakhouse:

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Students' Analogies

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Some time back, one of the homeschool parents in the group for whom I work sent me this link, the content of which is copied and pasted in its entirety below the fold.

Enjoy!  If you have a favorite, please discuss in the comments section.  Commenters are also invited to create their own humorous analogies.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Open Thread

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Now For Something Completely Different

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No explanation needed...


And, now, back to my circa 1935"quonset hut"! Well, at least it's cozy!