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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Recommended Reading

Returning from blog break, however temporarily, to post this because yesterday I was disgusted beyond belief...

Read and watch the video clips at Legal Insurrection's Democrats Disgrace Themselves During AG Barr Hearing With ‘Reclaiming My Time’ Constant Interruptions. Teaser....
Barr: “Well, this is a hearing. I thought I was the one who was supposed to be heard.”
Read and watch it all HERE.

Quite the spectacle staged by the Democrat Party!  And these are our so-called leaders?

Monday, July 20, 2020

Blog Break

I need to de-stress my life, and backing off from blogging, for an indeterminate time, is one way to do so. Comment moderation enabled.

In my absence, please enjoy this masterpiece of classical music:

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Musical Interlude

(For politics, please scroll down)

A sampling of the first-ever singers:

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

No Way to Choose a President

Silverfiddle Rant!
"Where's the Beef?"

Debates are a crappy way to choose a president.  What do they prove? How does winning one of these Jerry Springer spectacles of jabs, jibes, japes and carefully-crafted one-liners prove one's readiness for leading the most powerful nation in the world?

Many argue they are not even debates.  Others argue they should only be held once the primary field is winnowed to two candidates, but I maintain they are worthless for determining who the best candidate is.

A much better test would be to subject each candidate to a brutally-dense power point presentation of bureaucratic gibberish and policy gobbledygook, ask them to arrive at a decision, and then quiz them on the consequences of their course of action.

"Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy"

NBC's 10 Presidential Debates That Actually Made an Impact prove my point.  Each example is from the modern TV era and relies heavily on optics and visual impressions.  Lord Bentsen from the State of Texaco reduced Dan Quayle to a grade school boy in short pants, but Bush-Quayle won anyway.

"There you go again!"

Face it, we are far removed from the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates. The men were competing for one of Illinois's Senate seats, which at that time were appointed by the state legislature, but they are exemplars of debates of that era, and the format is timeless, harkening back to the ancient Greeks and Romans.

We wouldn't have patience today for that format, in our pathos-drenched, logo-less world where ethos has been reduced to Maoist mob shaming and twitter scolding.

The modern day presidential "debate" needs to be scrapped.  There's gotta be a better way.

What say you?

Monday, July 13, 2020

Inconvenient Facts

(hat tip to Bocopro, who posted this as a comment at Z's blog)

A little something else from Bocopro (emphases mine):
I’d kinda like for some of the racebaiters to explain why the 1830 US census identifies nearly 4000 free blacks who owned a total of almost 13,000 slaves.


“According to historian R. Halliburton Jr.: ‘There were approximately 319,599 free blacks in the United States in 1830. Approximately 13.7 per cent of the total black population was free. A significant number of these free blacks were the owners of slaves. The census of 1830 lists 3,775 free Negroes who owned a total of 12,760 slaves.’”

Halliburton was, if I read the sources correctly, a black professor.

Another publication, by a black professor named Gates in THE ROOT, has an article discussing “Did Black People Own Slaves?”

Also, there’s RED OVER BLACK: Black Slavery Among the Cherokee Indians, by Halliburton.

Then there’s this paragraph from TOWNHALL’s “Six inconvenient truths about US and slavery:

SLAVERY EXISTED ONLY BRIEFLY, AND IN LIMITED LOCALES, IN THE HISTORY OF THE REPUBLIC – INVOLVING ONLY A TINY PERCENTAGE OF THE ANCESTORS OF TODAY’S AMERICANS. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution put a formal end to the institution of slavery 89 years after the birth of the Republic; 142 years have passed since this welcome emancipation. Moreover, the importation of slaves came to an end in 1808 (as provided by the Constitution), a mere 32 years after independence, and slavery had been outlawed in most states decades before the Civil War. Even in the South, more than 80% of the white population never owned slaves. Given the fact that the majority of today’s non-black Americans descend from immigrants who arrived in this country after the War Between the States, only a tiny percentage of today’s white citizens – perhaps as few as 5% — bear any authentic sort of generational guilt for the exploitation of slave labor. Of course, a hundred years of Jim Crow laws, economic oppression and indefensible discrimination followed the theoretical emancipation of the slaves, but those harsh realities raise different issues from those connected to the long-ago history of bondage.

Finally, there’s the inconvenient truth that it was white people who did away with slavery in the US.

Whatever. I know that I’m gettin truly weary of hearin about it all. Seemed to me we were doin pretty well in this category before Barry & Mooch came along.
All of the above is what the Democrat Party wants you not to know!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Recommended Reading

See Seattle held 'segregated' training session on 'undoing whiteness,' encouraged staffers to forfeit 'guaranteed physical safety': 'Racism is not our fault but we are responsible,' one handout declared.  The complete article is below the fold (emphases mine), and please read the complete article before commenting; the full article contains hot links with supportive evidence. All unrelated comments, be they from friend or foe, will be summarily deleted!

Images Worth Thousands Of Words

(with thanks to Franco Aragosta, who sent me the first graphic below)

Weep for America as her culture is canceled — statue after statue, work of art after work of art, and name change after name change.

And none of this mindless destruction addresses the tragedy of the killing of George Floyd! And his very name is already forgotten by New York Democrat Chuck Schumer and California Democrat Nancy Pelosi:

Related reading: In First Weekend Of Riots, Looting Damage In 20 Major Cities Exceeded $400 Million.

Monday, July 6, 2020


(with a hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance)

And old enough to vote!

I am amazed that New York's Finest didn't open fire or, at least, start rolling in the floor laughing!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Happy Birthday, America — Land That I Love!

(with thanks to Warren for sending me the link to this video)

Take time to learn this history lesson for this Independence Day 2020: