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Wednesday, September 30, 2015


There will be a pause from publishing new blog posts until I finish frenetically marking the mound of essays on my desk.  My classes are on a deadline because students are entering Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen, writing contests sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Meanwhile, please scroll down to the blog posts below. I shall peek in here from time to time.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Why The Trump Phenomenon

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These principles also apply to Ben Carson's and Carly Fiorina's rise in the polls. Many in the electorate are fed up with electing representatives who don't even try to keep their campaign promises. Those who are guilty of political malpractice are a plague upon the land and stink up the whole place.

Related and a must-read: Cold Anger at Conservative Treehouse.

2014 electorate map

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Internet And Happiness

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In my own experience, interacting on the web can be discouraging and enervating — especially when engaging in political discussions during the almost election cycles. Furthermore, some studies have indicated that so much involvement in the Digital Age has negative repercussions, including computer vision syndrome, depression, and Internet addiction disorder — to name only a few of a myriad of negative consequences.

According to this recent article in the Washington Post, however:

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Open Thread

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So, what's on your mind?

Please opine on the topic of your choice according to the parameters below:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Recommended Reading

See Hijacking America at A Texas View.  America has been sleeping! Even those who think that they are aware of the Progressive onslaught have been sleeping! Mustang explains in his essay at the link above.

Monday, September 21, 2015

"Cool Clock"?

[In case you need it: mainstream media background information about Ahmed Mohamed the Clock Maker and information about a few of the responses he has received]


According to this article (If information is outdated, please so state in the comments section):
...Officer James McLellan said Thursday [September 17, 2015] the family is free now to recover the clock that was seized as evidence, but the family has not kept appointments for meetings to do so.

Irving police and school officials have said they handled the situation properly in an abundance of caution.

Irving Independent School District Communications Director Lesley Weaver said there is more information, but it cannot be released without a privacy waiver from the family.

“All they have to do is sign a release form and we’ll be able to give a different perspective of what happened that day in the classroom and the hours following,” she said....

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Break From Politics

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How Mr. AOW and I spent the day on Friday, September 18, 2015:

Gustave Caillebotte's Paris Street, Rainy Day (1877)
Read the brochure HERE.

The exhibit Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye opened on June 28, 2015, at the National Gallery of Art.

One of the highlights of the day was the security guard at the entrance-exit door for the exhibit.  This older black gentleman, with an elegant demeanor, greeted everyone who was entering the exhibit and offered a brochure to any of us who didn't already have a brochure. He also spoke to everyone who was leaving the exhibit and ended his brief goodbye exchange with a wide smile, a steadfast gaze, and these words: "I hope you have a wonderful life!"  Capra-esque.

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Invading Army Of Migrants (With Addendum)

While heartstrings are being masterfully played, the demographics tell a different story.

Please watch:

Meanwhile in Greece..."All aboard for Europe!":


YouTube blurb for this added video:
Published on Sep 8, 2015

"Those are the "refugees" we receive daily in Europe. They're destroying our islands in greece. They fight every day and terrorize locals and tourists.

They already run the place and police aren't allowed to do anything about. DO NOT listen to liberal media lies.

They will not show you what we see every day here. Almost all of those "refugees" are military-aged men. We're under occupation."

(From a Greek man)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Servergate Continues

Prophetic? Maybe not. But her wearing orange while issuing pathetic denials is funny:

Her recent boo-hoo "apologies" are ludicrous. Do email addresses and web servers equate?

I have several email accounts. Here at home, all my web communication transmits via Verizon FIOS, which provides web servers.  When I'm at work or at the public library, I log onto the web and access my email accounts (All of them!) via the servers at those locations.

I don't personally know anyone who has his own private server sitting in corner. Do you?

And just what are the advantages of a private server?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Open Thread

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So, what's on your mind?

A link to get this thread started...WATCH: Migrant Turks And Kurds Battle On Frankfurt Streets, German Army Called In.

Please opine on the topic of your choice according to the parameters below:

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Never Forget

(Also see Fourteen Years Later, my post today at Infidel Bloggers Alliance)

This year, Marcy Borders, the 9/11 survivor known as "The Dust Lady," died of cancer at the age of 42:

Be sure to read about Marcy Brooks.

The monster of Islamic terrorism came roaring from cerulean skies in passenger jetliners used as missiles. 

Jihad came to America.

Jihad is still being waged against America and the ideals of freedom. 

Most recently, colonization via Hijrah is bringing hordes of Muslim migrants invading Europe in the form of a soft jihad

This time, the Muslim hordes are not being turned back at the Gates of Vienna as happened on September 11, 1683.  Instead, the Muslim hordes are being welcomed into Europe in the 21st Century.  How long will this soft jihad remain peaceful?

Additional reading about 9/11: Colleges brainwash students into believing that 9/11 was our fault by Paul Sperry. 

George Santayana: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Back To School

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The homeschool classes that I teach resume today.

This term I am scheduled to teach the following middle-school and high-school courses:

Sunday, September 6, 2015

About That Dead "Refugee" Toddler

What is truth? Hard to tell in the Orwellian times in which we live.

From the beginning, I've had some doubts as to the explanation for that dead toddler-refugee on the beach. The photo looked staged to me.

But appearances are not proof of anything, are they? So, until now, I've not opined anywhere other than at Infidel Bloggers Alliance earlier today, that I have my doubts about that photo.

Over the weekend, I found the following on the web....

From The Muslim Issue:
Lie after lie after lie, that’s the reality behind the so called “poor refugee from a war zone” who sent his own wife and small children to their death, even when he had no reason to do so since he never lived in a war zone, had funds to sustain him for over one year and was safely settled in Turkey for THREE years.

The Abdullah Kurdi lies are unfolding when his stories kept constantly changing, depending on who he told his tale to. Abdullah never was on the ship on which he supposedly was the only survivor. It was all lies. Adullah claims he “did not mind” that his wife and children died so his story could be told to the world? What story? The usual migration fraud, initiated by terrorists and funded from Saudi Arabia. Abdullah Kurdi is not the only one encouraged to lie and relocate to a non-Muslim country. This is how the Israel wars started.

Since Kobani doesn’t have ISIS occupation where Abdullah Kurdi has his relatives, he had no problems flying there safely by plane two days ago, to attend a funeral. No real war zone then.


The family of two Syrian toddlers who drowned as they tried to reach Greece had not yet applied to enter Canada, the extended family said on Thursday, despite earlier reports that their refugee application had been rejected.

A photograph of Aylan Kurdi’s tiny body in a bright red T-shirt and dark shorts, face-down in the surf, appeared in newspapers around the world, prompting sympathy and outrage at the perceived inaction of developed nations in helping refugees....
Read the rest HERE.

Also see Family of drowned toddler Aylan Kurdi had been given FREE housing in Turkey, while father’s story is full of holes. Excerpt:
...[Abdullah Kurdi's sister Fatima] said that while he was still in the water, Abdullah saw his wife’s dead body floating in the water ‘like a balloon’, causing him to struggle to recognise her.

Sobbing uncontrollably Abdullah yesterday recalled his terror when the flimsy and overcrowded dinghy overturned, causing the night to be pierced by the screams of his fellow Syrian refugees as he clung on to his wife.

‘I was holding her, but my children slipped through my hands,’ he said.

‘We tried to cling to the boat, but it was deflating. It was dark and everyone was screaming. I could not hear the voices of my children and my wife.’

The wife was ‘a balloon’ in less than three hours? The rate of decay to a dead body in water is not instant. Obviously Abdullah had no idea how dead people in water decay and he knew at some point they would bloat, so he described his wife in a condition of decay that takes days to mature. Here from The Forensic Library is a description:

Bloated (2-6 days)
This stage of decomposition includes the first visible signs of decay, namely the inflation of the abdomen due to a build-up of various gases produced by bacteria inside the cadaver. This bloating is particularly visible around the tongue and eyes as the build-up of gases cause them to protrude. The skin may exhibit a certain colour change, taking on a marbled appearance due to the transformation of haemoglobin in the blood into other pigments....
Read the rest HERE.

Also see this (Click directly on the image to enlarge it):

So, what is the truth about the circumstances leading up to that dead toddler-refugee on the beach?

Additional reading about the migrant crisis in Europe: 'Just wait…' Islamic State reveals it has smuggled THOUSANDS of extremists into Europe.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Labor Day Weekend

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Traditionally, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer.

To mark the traditional end of the season, here is "Summer" from Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons:

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Here's weather that allows for good grilling and some outdoor fun.

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Migrant Crisis (With Addendum)

Flashback to February 2015: Islamic State threatens to flood Europe with refugees


Train to Germany at the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary
As "the world" clamors for Western nations to take in the four million (mostly Muslims, as Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary has pointed out) fleeing Syria and the Magreb, the Arab world's wealthiest nations — the Gulf states of Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain — are doing almost nothing.

The West is blamed for not doing enough for these millions. Meanwhile, the wealthy Arab world largely escapes blame for doing nothing.

Additional reading, which includes a photo essay: We can't cope with this tide! Europe's despairing leaders bring back border controls with free-movement zone on brink of collapse.

Thousands of migrants emerge from the hold of a ferry onto the streets of Greece's capital, Athens 

ADDENDUM: Collapsing Immigration Policies and the Rise of Global Nationalism by Tammy Swofford at The Last English Prince.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Today's Recommended Reading

See Who Shot the Sheriff? by Roger Simon at PJ Media.

If the actions of the mass murderer Dylann Roof dealt a death blow to the Confederate battle flag, should not the actions of killers Shannon Miles and Vester Lee Flanagan deal a death blow to Black Lives Matter?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

At Hillsboro High School, Girls Want Their Bathroom Back

Lila Perry, senior and transgender student at Hillsboro High School

Many of the girls and their parents at Hillsboro High School have had enough of the transgender agenda and the resulting insanity.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (September 1, 2015):