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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Recommended Reading

See Rename America by Sultan Knish (Daniel Greenfield). Excerpt:
Austin’s Equity Office has recommended renaming the Texas city because of Stephen F. Austin's alleged views on slavery. But why stop at just renaming Austin when Amerigo Vespucci took and sold slaves.

Austin, Texas is named after Stephen F. Austin, but America is named after Amerigo Vespucci.

New York City has been on its own anti-history binge, demoting the statue of the ‘Father of Gynecology’ and tearing out plaques memorializing Robert E. Lee attached to a tree that he had once planted, but it’s got bigger problems. The city is named after King James II whose Royal African Company branded thousands of slaves with DY for the Duke of York.

And New York’s problems don’t end there....
Read the rest HERE.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Insufferable Self-righteousness

Just imagine if a U.S. Senator or other major federal governmental official had designed his funeral to exclude Barack Hussein Obama!

Excerpt:
John McCain and President Donald Trump are not done with one another yet.

Days of mourning for the Arizona senator, including a lying-in-state in the Capitol Rotunda and the pomp of a service in Washington's National Cathedral, are certain to become about more than simply honoring a singular political leader and national hero.

In Washington, even death is political -- a fact McCain well understood as a sought-after eulogizer himself, and by planning his funeral rites to exclude the President, he will be making an unmistakable posthumous statement directed at the White House.

[...]

...McCain chose Barack Obama and George W. Bush -- the two men who kept him from the White House -- to eulogize him and didn't want the President to attend his funeral. If those plans hold, McCain will be sending a clear final message to Trump, after making clear when he was alive that he saw the President's demeanor, populist style and global outlook as antithetical to America's founding values and global role....
Lack of civility from beyond the grave, or just a maverick doing his own thing?

Monday, August 27, 2018

Saturday, August 25, 2018

What An Alpha!

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One of my Facebook finds. Enjoy!



We know all about alpha cats here in the AOW household:

Our Minxy, born September 8, 2017

Minxy sits like a human.

Our Cameo (2001-2017)

Monday, August 20, 2018

China and The US: More alike than we think

By Silverfiddle

"Lijia Zhang says the Communist Party’s violent discarding of traditional values, suppression of religion and later embrace of cutthroat capitalism has severely damaged social trust."

Link:  Rabies vaccine scandal reveals China’s tattered moral fabric

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