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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Another SCOTUS Appointment! WINNING!

Officially, I'm on a blog break because Warren is visiting.

But THIS happened yesterday: Who's on Trump's short list to replace Supreme Court Justice Kennedy?

About the above graphic: Twitter Censors the President of the United States, Donald Trump.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Nature Abhors a Vacuum


Demographics is destiny.  You can go Yahoogle birth rates by nation and see who is growing and who is dying.

Another useful way of looking a global demographics is by the median age of each nation.

The Global Median Age is 30.1 as of 2016 estimates. The darker parts of the map are older: Europe, North America, Japan...  and the younger nations are in green and yellow.

The median age of the Palestinian Territories is 19, and almost all African nations are lower than that.

The median age of Germany--a very old country--is 47, with the rest of Europe all in their 40's. The US stands at 38, thanks to all the children arriving here, since our native-born birth rate is not much better than Olde Europe.

This explains the epochal global migration we are living through. Nature abhors a vacuum.

What do we do about it?

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Blog Break

Comment moderation intermittently enabled.

Real life, this time, pleasurable real life, supersedes virtual life!

Warren is coming for a visit — his second visit to Washington, D.C.!

There's too much going on here to work on publishing blog posts.

Then, once Warren arrives, he and Mr. AOW and I are off to the National Museum of American History, the National Gallery of Art, the Holocaust Museum, Mount Vernon, the National Museum of Health and Medicine, and whatever other attractions we can manage to squeeze into our schedule.  We're also having a shed sale here.  Tools, tools, tools!  A real Toolapalooza!

During this blog's hiatus, enjoy Impressionism: Ravel & Debussy...

About Impressionism in music:
Impressionism in music was a movement among various composers in Western classical music (mainly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries) whose music focuses on suggestion and atmosphere, "conveying the moods and emotions aroused by the subject rather than a detailed tone‐picture". "Impressionism" is a philosophical and aesthetic term borrowed from late 19th century French painting after Monet's Impression, Sunrise. Composers were labeled impressionists by analogy to the impressionist painters who use starkly contrasting colors, effect of light on an object, blurry foreground and background, flattening perspective, etc. to make the observer focus his attention on the overall impression.

The most prominent in musical impressionism is the use of "color", or in musical term, timbre, which can be achieved through orchestration, harmonic usage, texture, etc. Other elements of music impressionism also involve new chord combinations, ambiguous tonality, extended harmonies, use of modes and exotic scales, parallel motions, extra-musicality, and evocative titles.
Index to selections on the video:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

How Insane! Both Across The Pond And Here (Updated At The Bottom Of The Blog Post)

From Infidel Bloggers Alliance (June 13, 2018):
Europe's Population Replacement Agenda

This is the true size of Italy compared with Africa:

The UN says that Italy must take any & all migrants who come from Africa by boat.

The agenda of population replacement couldn't be any clearer at this point. Italy is not only right to turn the migrants away, it's essential that they do or risk losing Italian culture in less than a decade.
If you are unfamiliar with this situation, read HERE (June 11, 2018). But beware the slant of open-borders propaganda and tear-jerking details!

Also note THIS from Reuters (June 11, 2018):
...The tiny island nation [of Malta] with fewer than a half a million inhabitants says it already accepts more refugees per capita than Italy, which has taken in more than 600,000 boat migrants since 2014.

Related?...White House defends immigration policy as outrage grows over children:
“The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility. It won’t be,” he said at the White House.


Get a load of THIS about the photo that "went around the world":

The crying Honduran girl on the cover of Time was not separated from her mother, father says, WaPo 6/22/18/!

And the propaganda war rages on.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

For Ducky -No, I'm not trolling you- or anyone who likes progressive jazz -not me-


Lost John Coltrane album set for release.

Missing for more than 50 years, recordings by jazz legend John Coltrane leading the quartet behind his masterpiece "A Love Supreme" are coming out as a posthumous album.

Scroll down for kitty pictures.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Minxy Has Grown Up Now

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Somewhat grown up, that is!

For Caturday and — the next day, too...

Minxy (b. September 8, 2017) often sits with paws crossed:

Photo date: May 29, 2018

Minxy sits like a human:

Photo date: June 5, 2018

Despite Minxy's her bellicose attitude, that of an alpha, Amber (2012-present) — aka "Long Tall Sally" — wins each scuffle and remains our sweet Amber, wishing not to hurt Minxy:

Photo date: December 2015


Friday, June 15, 2018

The OIG Report Released On June 14, 2018

Feel free to discuss the 500-page report released yesterday. One related screenshot, from Ace of Spades HQ (Click directly on the graphic to enlarge it):

Read the entire post at Ace of Spades HQ HERE.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Of Significance — Or Not?

Photo credit: from the AP on June 11, 2018

Related reading, from the Daily Beast, dated 6/12/2018: Trump’s Singapore Summit Was a Bust—for the U.S.

Pastorius of Infidel Bloggers Alliance commented as follows on the above article and echoes my own thoughts on what happened in Singapore on June 12, 2018:
It seems to me this article raises some legitimate concerns.

However, the Daily Beast, and others who would criticize the Summit, certainly celebrated the last 20 years of paying off Kim in exchange for his sparkling personality.

Trump took us a step forward. This could be the beginning of a new and better era.

Or, knowing Trump, it could be the beginning of the end of Kim, IF he chooses to go the road of threats and bellicosity.

Monday, June 11, 2018

The June 2018 G7 Summit

“We’re like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing,” Trump said. “And that ends.”

Related reading...Peter Navarro: 'There's a special place in hell' for Justin Trudeau after Trump 'stunt'.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Physics Of Brass Instruments

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Enjoy listening to Canadian Brass.  No need to understand the physics behind the instruments!

One more selection below the fold.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

California Public Schools: Gender Identity Curriculum

The following video (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance) was posted on YouTube on May 31, 2018. Note that the state doesn't include a provision for opting out of this curriculum.  Please watch the entire video before commenting:

So much for reading, writing, and arithmetic! So passée!

Related reading: From Oklahoma officials unfazed after landing on California's state-travel blacklist:

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Meaning Of "Allahu Akbar!"

From this 2015 essay by Robert Spencer and a good reminder during Ramadan 2018...
‘Allahu Akbar’: It Means Almost Everything — Except What The Establishment Media Says

Media outlets routinely mangle the true meaning of “Allahu akbar,” the ubiquitous battle cry of Islamic jihadists as they commit mass murder.

The war-cry is mistranslated in the Western media as “God is great.” But the actual meaning is “Allah is greater,” meaning Allah Is Greater Than Your God or Government.

It is the aggressive declaration that Allah and Islam are dominant over every other form of government, religion, law or ethic, which is why Islamic jihadists in the midst of killing infidels so often shout it....
Read the rest HERE.

Ramadan 2018 in the UK (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance)

Islam and the West are incompatible. Period. Full stop.

Related reading...

1) Rape Gangs: A Story Set in Leafy Oxfordshire

2) California: Public high school yearbook has lavish two-page Islam presentation entitled “ALLAH AKBAR”

Saturday, June 2, 2018

We Remember Them

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How many do you recognize? Were any of these among your favorite performers? Do we have their like today?