July 26, 2014

Army pink-slips 48 captains WHILE they are serving in Afghanistan [Darleen Click]

Heck of a job, Barry!

Of the more than 1,100 Army captains notified last month their military careers would soon end, 87 were deployed worldwide and 48 were serving in Afghanistan at the time, Army officials said Wednesday.

The Army has been talking for months about the need to separate the captains as well as more than 500 majors this summer as part of the broad Army drawdown, but it’s the first time details have emerged about the sobering business of delivering pink slips to troops in harm’s way. [...]

Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is urging the Senate to act, having learned of the situation only after the House had passed its defense spending bill.

Cotton, a former Army infantry officer with a tour each in Iraq and Afghanistan, wants senators to introduce an amendment that would deny funding of the distribution of pink slips in Afghanistan.

“The men and women deployed overseas have left their homes and families to fight for our country,” he said in a written statement. “It’s deplorable the Obama administration would treat them this way. This action is yet another shameful display of President Obama’s disregard for our country’s warfighters.” [...]

The Army intends to shrink to an active duty end strength of 510,000 troops this year and fall to 490,000 in 2015, officials said. From there, end strength will likely fall by another 40,000 by 2019 as a result of declining military spending.

It is who he is, it is what he does.

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July 26, 2014

Eric Holder and Lois Lerner revealed as right-wing rednecks … [Darleen Click]

… and the beat goes on


Apparently only conservatives and others on the right can be obstructionists, according to Roget’s Thesaurus.

A search for synonyms of “obstructionist” on Thesaurus.com, which cites Roget’s, reveals that the source considers several words related to conservative and right-leaning political stances to fit the definition of a “person who is cautious, moderate; an opponent of change.” Under antonyms, it lists left-leaning words.

Included in the list of obstructionist synonyms are “right-winger,” “right,” and “rightist” and ”Tory,” the British conservative party.

Other synonyms listed for obscrutionst are “traditionalist,” “conserver,” “conventionalist,” “unprogressive,” and “redneck.”

…drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain …

n July, we learned that a Google search of the word “bigotry” turned up a definition that equated the word to “right-wing.” The sample sentence from the Oxford Dictionary set off a small firestorm of anger by conservatives, who don’t consider themselves bigoted and don’t think it should be part of any dictionary definition of the word.

Well, it seems Merriam-Webster also thinks conservatives are bigots. [...]

[L] liberals and progressives are the opposite of bigoted, but anyone related to “conservatism” is.

A source writes in, ”I would imagine millions of impressionable young minds go to this site to find definitions of words for school. This is supposed to be factual reference. This is extremely dangerous and powerful. I wonder what other words they have redefined.”

…la dee dah dee dee, la dee dah dee dah

An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points.

An online quiz from the school’s Psychology 1100 class, provided to Campus Reform via tip, asked students to pick which scenario they found most likely given that “Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125.”

The correct answer? “Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian.”

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July 24, 2014

Flashback: the online conservative movement and me

I don’t know that I ever posted this before, but a while back Chris Muir, the artist and creator of Day By Day, produced a large piece, modeled on “The Last Supper,” that was auctioned off as part of the Blogger’s Defense Fund.  Most of those who were pictured (that is, those of us on the proper side of history) signed the master print, and each of us in return received a print of our own, plus a separate piece of our likeness, representing our place within the piece’s overall theme.

Having felt with the slings and arrows of the new breed of online “conservatives” the last few days made me a bit nostalgic for the days before a few people worked diligently to see me marginalized, so I had Chris send me a picture of the final product.  My own copy is rolled up in a cardboard tube and ready for the move.

As I told Chris, one of the biggest thrills of my “career” online was being chosen as one of the representatives for the conservative cause — and then, you betcha!, getting placed next to Sarah Palin in the picture (others pictured, in the white and red: Ed Morrissey, RSM, Glenn and Helen Reynolds, Malkin, Mandy Nagy, Bill Whittle, and Clarence Thomas).  So for those of you who haven’t seen it, here it is:



And here is my separate piece, which was suggestive of my role in the promotion of language and its importance:


I have always tried to remain absolutely true to the principles of classical liberalism.  At times this has put me at odds with some on “our” side who I felt were promoting ideas, almost always unwittingly (at least at first), that were wrong-headed or dangerous to the cause of individual liberty and sovereignty.

Ultimately, that doggedness cost me, and there are days when I regret that it’s simply in my nature to fight like hell for what I truly believe is right, and do so in a way that tries simultaneously to make the case in such a way that others will be persuaded.  I’m perhaps the world’s worst diplomat.  But what I am is loyal — to my friends and to my causes.  I don’t believe, looking at that picture today, there is a single person on the conservative side I haven’t defended at one time or another.

Many of them, in return, have had my back — including yesterday, when I needed it.

To them I say thank you.  And to Chris I say, once again, thank you for finding some of the work I’ve done here at protein wisdom over the years worthy of the honor of inclusion.

As always, outlaw.

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July 24, 2014

“Hitler’s Long Shadow over Israel”

I’m getting beyond incensed over the rise of anti-Semitism both here and in westernized (socialist) Europe, and all the useful idiots who haven’t a fucking clue that they’re supposed “principled” stand against “Israeli racist apartheid butchers” is nothing more than a collaboration with none other than Hitler himself. It’s like his demons spirit has possessed them.

And I’ll say this: if I was paying $50K a year for a university education for one of my kids and found out that kid was “protesting” Israel or engaging in some ridiculous boycott or the harassment of Jewish students, I’d show up on campus, yank them out of class, pull my tuition assistance, and then take the assault charge that came with publicly beating the shit out of the first anti-Semitic Marxist-besodden, Said-fellating “professor” I got my hands on.

Never again means never again. You want to play radical chic? You’d best do it from behind the anonymity of your keyboard, then, you barbarian-stroking pussies. Because if I show up at a counterprotest in support of Israel and you lay your hands on me in some mob attempt to intimidate Jews, I guarantee at least one of you is going to pull back a fucking bloody stump.

Now. Having said my piece (and my peace-thru-strength), here’s a must read (h/t MarkLevinShow), first published in the American Thinker in 2012. I’ll quote at length so that we can bookmark this post and refer back to it as the need arises:

Why do so many Arabs sound like Nazis when they talk about Jews?  The answer lay buried for decades in the archives of the Third Reich.  Then a generation of younger German scholars expanded their attention beyond the death camps of Europe to Hitler’s activities in the Middle East.  What they discovered: it was Hitler who financed the modern jihadi movement.

Nazi-Arab collaboration was crucial to the Final Solution.  The Third Reich financed and trained the Muslim Brothers of Palestine and Egypt in terrorism and focused their anti-modernity rage on Jews.  One of the first people Hitler told about his plans to kill Europe’s Jews was the head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine, the infamous mufti of Jerusalem, Yasser Arafat’s cousin.  Hitler and the mufti shook hands on a plan to exterminate all the Jews of the Middle East.  The Reich preserved the memo, the minutes, and a photo of their famous handshake.

Husseini was passed along to Goebbels, who established him as the Nazi voice to the Middle East.  It was the most popular radio program of the long war years, broadcast daily into every café.  This Nazi station was listened to by the entire male population, Arab and Persian, including most famously Ayatollah Khomeini.  It was an intoxicating mix of militant Islam, Nazism, and war propaganda.

The Palestinian leadership and Hitler successfully collaborated on a crucial step of the Final Solution — mob violence and a reign of terror pressured Britain to shut down Jewish immigration to what is now Israel.  They trapped the Jews in Europe, where six million perished in the killing fields and death camps.  Adolf Eichmann’s deputy, Dieter Wisliceny, stated at his Nuremberg trial that the mufti’s importance “must not be disregarded[.] … [T]he Mufti had repeatedly suggested to … Hitler, Ribbentrop and Himmler, the extermination of European Jewry[.] … The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and advisor of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of the plan.”

Winston Churchill spoke in the House of Commons against the shutting down of Jewish immigration to today’s Israel.  He clearly saw the Nazi hand behind the Arab riots: “We are now asked to submit, and this is what rankles most with me, to an agitation which is fed with foreign money and ceaselessly inflamed by Nazi and by Fascist propaganda.”

Hitler’s influence has been permanently embedded in Arab culture.  During World War II, there was a popular song among Arabs: “Allah in heaven, Hitler on earth.”  Sheikh al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood today, in his weekly sermon broadcast on Al Jazeera to an audience of 60 million, prayed about the Jews: “Oh Allah, kill them, down to the very last one.”  “Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by [Adolf] Hitler.”  In Tahir Square, a mob of Arab Spring celebrants screamed, “Jew, Jew, Jew” as they raped blond American journalist Lara Logan.  [...]

The Palestinian national movement was founded by Hitler’s henchman, al Husseini, mufti and the head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine.  The founder of the PLO, Yasser Arafat, was trained by German Nazi army officers who were welcomed in Cairo after the war.  He adopted the name “Yasser” to honor the Muslim Brother’s terror chief of the 1930s, who kidnapped Arabs in Western clothes and threw them into pits of scorpions and snakes.  Their corpses would be left in the street for days, shoes stuck in their mouths, as a lesson for any Arab who believed in tolerating Jews or welcoming modernization.  During Oslo, Arafat’s personal bodyguard had sons named Hitler and Eichmann, according to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s book, A Place Among the Nations.

The continuity is striking.  Reich set the Brothers up with a printing  press and fake photos of alleged torture of Arabs by Jews — just as today, Iranian, Egyptian, and Palestinian state TV broadcasts dramatizations of  Jews stealing Arabs’ eyeballs and killing Arab children to use their blood in matzoh.  Organizing in mosques, schools, and workplaces with Hitler’s funds, the Brothers spread lies that Jews planned to destroy the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and trample on the Koran — the same exact lies Yasser Arafat used to launch the second intifada.  On the Ramadan after 9/11, Egyptian President Mubarak launched a 41-week dramatization of that Nazi favorite, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, in an emotional call for genocide against the world’s Jews.

Hitler has never left the Middle East.  For almost 70 years, the Arab world has been pickled in Nazi Jew-hatred.  In the words of Matthias Kuntzel, author of Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11, “[i]f there is one theme … which unites Islamists, Liberals, Nasserites and Marxists, it is the collective fantasy of the common enemy in the shape of Israel and the Jews, which almost always correlates with the wish to destroy Israel.”  Jew-hatred is indispensible to Arab leaders, from Egypt to Saudi Arabia to Iran to the Palestinian Authority, in their fight against democratic Western values.

Nazi jihadism didn’t win without a fight from the modernizing forces in Egypt.  Many signs indicate that Israel would have been a welcome neighbor.  Religious leaders fought the Brotherhood’s attempts to politicize Friday prayers with false claims that Jews were attacking Al Aqsa and the Koran.  The rector of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most important university, forbade anti-Jewish propaganda.  Ali Mahir, Egyptian King Farouk’s top adviser, called for a united Palestinian state based on mutual tolerance and regulated immigration for both Jew and Arab.

Today, the fight is lost.  All of those institutions are firmly entrenched in Nazi-jihadi anti-Semitism.  The coalition government of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, which is a terrorist Muslim Brotherhood organization, are united in their denial of Israel’s right to exist.  Jew-hatred is so popular that it is possible that no Arab leader can speak out against it.  It explains why the Palestinians have turned down a state of their own four times.  They are holding out for Hitler’s solution.  Peace is the last thing they want.  Otherwise, peace would be here today.

Obama is quite wrong.  If desired by both sides, peace is easy.  It is Nazi-Islamic propaganda that is so hard to solve.

There are some signs, of course, that places like Egypt, having removed the Muslim Brotherhood from power (ironic that they’re more welcome in the White House than in Egyptian government, don’t you think?), are wearying of Hamas and its tactics.  But then other former US allies, like NATO member Turkey, are becoming increasingly Islamic where they were once secular.

I don’t think any of this is an accident.  I think Obama and the New Left hates Israel; and I think his friendships with Edward Said and Khalidi and Ayers, et al, coupled with his time under Reverend Wright and his having been steeped in Marxist propaganda including, on its outskirts, the thinking behind fascism and National Socialism as leftist offshoots, are all part of Obama’s attitude toward Israel.

We thought the Cold War was over, but Hillary’s reset button has rekindled that.  Turns out Obama’s policies and attitude may just be rekindling the Second World War, as well.

Makes one pray for the zombie apocalypse, if only so Zombie Patton can return and eat the shit out of John Kerry and all the other anti-Semitic retreads from the New Left now trying to throw the world into turmoil.

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July 24, 2014

“Greenpeace in Chaos as Staff Revolt Against Management”


Greenpeace is in turmoil after more than 40 staff signed a letter calling two of the group’s most senior officials to resign. The group faced ridicule last month after it emerged that Husting chose to regularly fly between his home in Luxembourg and work in Amsterdam, leaving a massive carbon footprint.

NL Times reports that staff members have now penned a letter to Husting and Greenpeace director Kuni Naidoo, calling for Husting’s sacking and also urging Naidoo to “consider his position”, adding that only their departure can repair the damage they have caused the environmentalist group.

The letter has spread among the group’s employees and has now been signed by almost all important campaign leaders and senior staff. Only Dutch director Sylvia Borren is missing, as she believes that dismissal is unnecessary.

Staff are also angry at Husting’s salary, believing it to be far too high. At €6,075 (£4,790/$8,170) a month, staff members say that the amount is “multiple times the average income and a lot of money for most of our supporters”.

The letter adds that there is no way for the group to recover its reputation unless both Husting and Naidoo go, as keeping them on will continued to undermine their credibility.

I hate to be the one to break it to the letter’s signatories, but Greenpeace’s “credibility” has already been significantly undermined. By the co-founder of Greenpeace.

But then, that’s just nitpicking. Because I hate the earth and such. And probably racism.

The one good thing to come out of all this, as I noted on Twitter, is that we can all sit back and giggle as protesters try to figure out a way to chain themselves to the air.

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July 24, 2014

Hillary Clinton, future President!

God Bless the United States of the Transnational Progressivist Utopia!

Now, before you get all miffed, think about this from her perspective: the reset did in fact work, if what you were after was a rekindling of the Cold War. Because maybe this time the good guys will win!

You can’t have “fundamental transformation” without “fun”! Or “mental.” Or “Jesus Christ, tell me this is a dream!”

Okay. So maybe that last requires a bit of artistic license. But then, I’m an artist. So deal.

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July 24, 2014

“Howard Stern Gives Impassioned Defense of Israel”

Stern: “If you’re anti-Israel, then you’re anti-America. It’s the only democracy over there, it’s the only friend we have who’s willing to fight and stand up for what’s right.”

Idea for a pay-per-view event: Stern and Mark Steyn vs John Stewart and just about anyone from MSNBC, CNN, or the LAT. Topic: Who would Hitler most approve of, the Israelis or Hamas, the offshoot of the PLO, PLA, and the Mufti who pushed for the Final Solution.

Winner gets bragging rights. Losers move to Israel or Gaza, their choice.

Fuck, man. I’d pay $40 to see that, wouldn’t you?

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July 24, 2014

“Landmark Legal Foundation Seeks Sanctions on EPA for Destroying Emails, Text Messages”

Via Mark Levin, Landmark Legal’s press release, which includes this great bit:

The EPA is atoxic waste dump for lawlessness and disdain for the Constitution,” said Landmark President Mark Levin. “When any federal agency receives a FOIA request, the statute says it must preserve every significant repository of records, both paper and electronic, that may contain materials that could be responsive to that request. When an agency gets sued it must also notify everyone who might be involved in the suit to preserve everything in their possession that could be discoverable in the litigation. But the people at the EPA, from the Administrator on down, think they’re above the law, that no one has the right to question what or how they do their jobs. Well, they’re wrong. The laws apply to everyone, even federal bureaucrats.”

Magical thinking aside, it sure is fun — not to mention nostalgic — to recall an America wherein the rule of law wasn’t something that was arbitrarily applied, or used as a political and partisan weapon to help “nudge” us toward the Utopian Dreams of our New Progressive Fathers.

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July 23, 2014

Germany 1938 France 2014 [Darleen Click]

h/t Donald Douglas

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July 23, 2014

I hope you’ll all forgive my continued absence

My wife is on a business trip and in order to secure an absolutely freaking killer deal on some stone mosaic floor tile yesterday (normally $18 a sq. foot, I got it at about $0.77 from my buddy’s store — they had excess they were trying to move) I had to run down to his shop and pick it up before some jerk removed the “hold” sign and tried to steal it out from under me.

So with the two boys in tow I made the trek and then loaded up a thousand or so pounds of the stuff.  Then I came home an unloaded it when I found out I’d loaded it on top of our wrestling bags just as I was about to take Satch in for open mat.


[note: it looks far more slate-like in person]

I’m sore, I’ve been under constant assault for the last two days from putative “conservatives”, and apparently some trucker (and maybe a “RINO Hunter”, too) from Twitter is going to come to my house to beat me up.  I asked him for 30 minutes lead time so I can get a camera set up.  I haven’t been working out much with the house stuff going on — about a month off now, I figure, since I got all swole for my reunion — but I’m pretty sure having just sparred with a few mil spec ops guys and in the process shown them the force of a top wrist lock, to great acclaim; and having also recently sparred with a BJJ-trained friend half my age (he choked me from behind as a joke and wound up on his back with my elbow on his throat after his triangle choke failed to hold my arm) — I’m set, despite not being at my strongest.

At any rate, I’m checking in, and I’d like to thank you all for keeping the site going.  I’ll try to post a bit today if I get the chance, but Tanner woke me up at 5 AM and right now I feel like I’m living in a world that’s had all the air removed and replaced with jello.  Plus, I have to pick out some fans.  These are awesome.  Thinking about putting a 10′ orange one in our living room to accentuate the 22′ ceilings.  And yes, I’m now fascinated by fans, including this one that is going into the master bedroom and, as a coordinated pair, on the covered patio.  Also, I’m into spray foam.  And silent garage door openers.   And garbage disposers.

I don’t know what’s happening to me.  I need help.  Although admit it:  you want one of these, too.

Thanks to those of you who came to my defense last night.  Most people just think it better to stay out of those kinds of things; me, I think it important to drag these fauxcons out into the light where we can see just how ugly they really are.  But I often have to do it alone, at great personal expense.  So do know that I appreciate the kind words and help.

I’m like human flypaper to the sicknesses in man.  Regardless of putative political affiliations.  Which would be a cool superpower if it didn’t absolutely suck so much.



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