Thursday, October 23, 2014

Nat Hentoff: A Precious 12 Minutes.

If you like the Constitution, you might like Hentoff. I do.

War Against Women

CNN anchor, liberals give grins and thumbs up to violence against the 'Right' women

"How do you get liberals to approve of violence against women? Just tell them the women are Republicans named "Palin."

Wednesday afternoon, CNN anchor Carol Costello hyped newly released audio of Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol tearfully recounting her being physically assaulted during a fight the family was involved in last month by saying it was “quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across.” She grinned during the entire setup.

The anchor went on to say “sit back and enjoy,” before playing the audio, in which Bristol says she confronted a man who had allegedly pushed her little sister, only to have him shove her to the ground, then drag her by her feet while calling her an obscene name I cannot republish here that refers to the female anatomy.

Costello commented, still grinning, after the audio that “the long bleep” was her favorite part. She ended the segment by saying “you can thank me later.”

Costello is the same anchor who was enraged by the NFL’s apparent lack of concern for the wife of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, who was punched by the football player in an Atlantic City elevator in February.

Other liberals piled on, seemingly delighted that the daughter of someone they disagree with politically was physically attacked. Talking Points Memo provided a partial transcript of the audio, including it in a list of the “best (or worst) moments from the audio.”

MSNBC writer Joseph Neese described the scene in such a way that teemed with glee and downplayed the assault.

“A lady with gray hair apparently wanted to punch Willow. Bristol was in the limo. A guy dragged Bristol across the grass. They took her $300 sunglasses and shoes. And she was left there,” Neese wrote, before referring to the “expletive-laden audio.”

And he made sure to point out that Bristol was a “former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant.” The only quotes included from Bristol’s audio was her saying she would defend her little sister. While describing the video, Neese allotted just one sentence to the attack on Bristol.

What Neese found “most notable” about the video was not the fact that a young woman tearfully told police she was assaulted and dragged, but that she described this using “16 expletives in just 89 seconds.”"
Costello is sub-human; that seems to be what it takes to go on CNN.

Why [She] Refuse[s] To Criticize Islam As A Feminist And Atheist

This is Great! This feminist refuses to criticize Islam because: white males.

Oh and the Inquisition and Oliver Cromwell, too.

Read the whole thing. When I get done laughing I might write a rejoinder (probably not, who really thinks that the bombing of abortion clinics forcing people into pregnancies is a suppression of American women comparable to that of Islam??) There is so much there for her to take to her shrink... and that would be the right approach.

All Schools MUST Be Atheist: FFRF Bullies Oklahomans; ACLU Supports the Bullying

Putnam City Schools, Atheist Group At Odds Over Prayer Photo

"PUTNAM CITY, Oklahoma - One Oklahoma school district is in a fight with atheist over a picture. Putnam City Schools claims it has had the picture, of what appears to be two children praying, for nearly two decades, but the atheist group says it's illegal.

That group is called the Freedom from Religion Foundation. And after two requests to take the picture down, it still hangs at this middle school, even while possible legal action looms

Inside the main office of Putnam City's Kenneth Cooper Middle School hangs an image of two children, hands folded, with an American Flag in the back ground; an image Middle School Parent Dwaine Curtis hasn't ever really noticed.

"You see pictures like that all the time hanging up everywhere. [It] doesn't bother me any and shouldn't bother anyone else," said Putnam City Parent, Dwaine Curtis.

But it did bother one parent, who contacted the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), based in Wisconsin, and now the organization wants the image removed, saying it sends a clear message that "Real American Children Pray" and it violates the Establishment Clause, protecting any establishment of religion.

"It just doesn't belong in a public school," said Andrew Seidel, attorney for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc.

The Oklahoma ACLU agrees.

"We have to insure that it's not just the majority of faith that we're protecting, but students of other faiths or no faith at all," said Ryan Kiesel, Director of the Oklahoma ACLU.

In response to FFRF, the district's legal representation wrote:

"The poster...has hung in the office for 18 years without a complaint" and the image "does not create coercive pressure on students."

Finally the letter stated, "The District will not agree to remove the image from its office.""

I hope they are referred to the ACLJ or ADF for a solid defense of their First Amendment Rights. The ACLU's claim of "defending all students" from a picture that is outside their experience is bogus, especially in light of the Constitution. As they say, which part of "free exercise of" do you not understand?

The demand to create an Atheist USA is all part of the overall pursuit of a totally valueless culture which is easily controlled by the dominant elites who do have that one value: Will To Power. The FFRF is the thug group who wants to act as enforcer, but only of the small fry. It cannot take on the religious inscriptions on the government buildings in DC, because the FFRF actually are small fry too, making big threats against people who can be easily cowed by threats of financial damage.

Atheist Criminal Gets Rich On California Taxpayers

California to Pay Atheist Parolee $1.95 Million

" The California government will pay $1.95 million to an atheist and former parolee who went back to prison after refusing to participate in a religiously tinged inpatient treatment program.

The Record Searchlight reports ( http://bit.ly/1o9NaPg ) Barry Hazle Jr. of Redding and his attorney announced the settlement Tuesday in San Francisco.

A federal court ruled last year that forced participation in a religious program had violated Hazle's constitutional rights.

The 46-year-old Hazle served a year in prison on a drug charge and after being released in 2007 was ordered to take part in a rehab program.

His parole agent arrested him on parole violation after he refused to participate in the program. After serving three more months, Hazle sued the state corrections department."
Can't make this stuff up.

If You Can't Beat Them, Cheat Them

From Instapundit:
Remember, you don’t just have to beat them. You have to beat them beyond the margin of fraud.
What with the corrupt system being revealed in Colorado's early vote disaster and the overt ballot stuffing in Arizona, the margin of fraud will be very, very high this election. The margin of honest votes for the Right can easily be overcome by the margin of fraud from the Left. Always remember that Consequentialism, the default ethic/tactic of AtheoLeftists, allows for any tactic whatsoever to be used, if there is a chance for its success. In fact, under Alinskyism, it is required that such tactics be used. And Alinsky is the Apostle for the Left.

Truth v. "Justice"

The following headlines were accumulated at Drudge:
REPORT: Autopsy Reveals Michael Brown Did Not Have Hands Up When Shot...

WASH POST: New evidence supports officer's account...

Black eyewitnesses corroborate...

Brown high enough to trigger hallucinations...

Police Chief: 'Very Unlikely' Officer Will Be Charged...

Protesters march inside Police Dept...

'All Hell Going To Break Loose'...

AUNT: 'They Will Feel And See Wrath Of God's Vengeance Come Upon Them In Mighty Way'...
They scream, "justice!" What that actually want is the preservation of their Victimhood status, under which anything they do, anything at all, is justified by their Victimhood status. This Leftist institution now makes the plantation blacks uncontrollable, purely under the Leftist Messiahist Ideology.

Islam and Peace, In the Land of the Prophet

The Savage Lands of Islam

"The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia ruled that ten year old girls can be married off, because in his words, "Good upbringing makes a girl ready to perform all marital duties at that age."

The Mufti, who also called for destroying churches in the Arabian Peninsula, is descended from Mohammed Wahhab who gave birth to Wahhabism and whose descendants have controlled the Saudi religious establishment, and through it Islam around the world.

However for all his power and influence, the Mufti is blind and hasn't seen a thing in the last half century years; an apt metaphor for his entire religion.

Saudi Arabia, the heartland of Islam, still tries and executes witches. What sort of religion can come out of a place that marries off ten year old girls and murders old women on charges of witchcraft? The sort that flies planes into skyscrapers, murders teenage girls for using Facebook and bases its entire society on a ladder with Muslim men at the top, Muslim women a few rungs below and everyone else somewhere at the bottom.

The Saudis are not an aberration, they are Islam in its purest and truest form. That is why Al Qaeda was founded by a Saudi and why Saudis, the wealthy citizens of a wealthy kingdom, are its best recruits. It is not poverty or oppression that moves them to kill, but wealth and privilege.

This is where Islam originated, whose brutality and cunning spread it across the world, whose clans killed each other, then killed or enslaved minority groups, and then embarked on a wave of conquest that destroyed countless cultures and left behind the seeds of hate of the wars we are fighting today.


It is brutally telling that the two centers of Islam, Saudi Arabia for the Sunnis and Iran for the Shiites, are genuinely horrifying places. Neither can remotely be associated with tolerance or human rights. It is simple common sense that the spread of Islam will make Western countries more like Saudi Arabia and Iran, rather than less like them.

...

There are two Islams. The real Islam of the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and an imaginary Islam that exists only in the mosques of air and card table Korans of academics apologists and political pundits who have decided that Islam cannot be bad, because no religion can be bad, not even one which kills and kills, it must just be misunderstood.

But then why not tell the Grand Mufti that he has misunderstood his own religion, the religion that he and his ancestors have dedicated themselves to purifying and reforming back to its roots? Telling him that would be a dangerous thing on his own turf, but it would also be foolish. The Grand Mufti's controversial statements contain nothing that Mohammed had not said.

Can the founder of a religion misunderstand his own teachings?

Islam is savage, intolerant, cruel and expansionistic, not due to a misunderstanding, but an understanding of the worst aspects of human nature. It is what it is and no amount of wishing will make it otherwise.

We have opened the door to the desert and a hot wind blows through into the northern climes. Either we shut the door or get used to living in the Saudi desert. "
Peace means pacification to the Prophet's True Believers.

Do go to the link and read the whole thing.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Put To Bed

This post by Robert Tracinski at the Federalist puts a final touch on Tyson's irrational claims of total rationality (common in Scientismists). The problem is not just the lying, it is the fact that Tyson claims an objective basis for statements and behaviors which are not in the least objective. And that is an ideological failure as well as rational failure, and willful blindness to boot.





"This is all summed up in a classic Neil deGrasse Tyson aphorism which, judging from his Twitter feed, is extremely popular: “If your belief system is not founded in an objective reality, you should not be making decisions that affect other people.”

When you really think about this, the upshot is that no one who is religious is entitled to make decisions, not even about his own life—after all, what decision does not, in some small way, “affect other people”? By contrast, those who agree with Tyson assure themselves that because their belief system is “based on objective fact,” they are entitled to make decisions for other people, such as reorganizing the entire health-care system or dismantling the global economy to stop global warming.

All of which inspired me to tweet in response: “What if your belief that your belief system is based on an objective reality is not based on an objective reality?”

@neiltyson What if your belief that your belief system is based on an objective reality is not based on an objective reality?

— Robert Tracinski (@Tracinski) September 20, 2014

In this case, Tyson held a belief that was not founded in an objective reality. And it took a revealingly long time to get anyone to acknowledge that."
Just remember that Tyson, according to his fans, is smarter than you, smarter than everyone in the galaxy, no, all the multiverse. That means that he is always right. Got it? He is OmniRight.

More Life of Muhammad: "The Affair of Muhayyisa and Huwayyisa"

"The apostle said, 'Kill any Jew that falls into your power.'

Thereupon Muhayyisa b Mas'ud leapt upon Ibn Sunayna, a Jewish merchant with whom they had social and business relations, and killed him.

Huwayyisa was not a Muslim at the time though he was the elder brother, When Muhayyisa killed him Huwayyisa began to beat him, saying, 'You enemy of God, did you kill him when much of the fat on your belly comes from his wealth?'

Muhayyisa answered, 'Had the one who ordered me to kill him ordered me to kill you I would have cut your head off.' He said that this was the beginning of Huwayyisa's acceptance of Islam.

The other replied, 'By God, if Muhammad had ordered you to kill me would you have killed me?'

He said, 'Yes, by God, had he ordered me to cut off your head I would have done so..'

He exclaimed, 'By God, a religion which can bring you to to this is marvelous!'

And he became a Muslim.


I was told this story by a client of B Haritha from the daughter of Muhayyisa from Muhayyisa himself."

From The Life of Muhammad; Ibn Ishaq with A. Guillaume, translator; Oxford University Press, 1955; printed in Pakistan.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Defense of Neil deGrasse Tyson That Doesn't Help Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is being defended by Tom Boggioni at alternet. Boggioni, who breathlessly refers to Tyson as "really really smart guy Neil deGrasse Tyson". Which works one of two ways for Boggioni, either he feels really really smart by association, or he appears really really stupid elitist to the rest of the world. Or both.

Boggioni's defense of Tyson consists of (a)claiming that bloggers are funded by the Koch Brothers; (b)paid to "get" Tyson; (c)comparing Tyson to Dan Rather, but an innocent Dan Rather, not the one we know; (d)that one critic works for an outfit that has Ben Domenech in it; (e)references an article which mentions neither tyson nor Lowry, who he was trashing at the time; (f)ends up admitting that his article is a smear job, in a very pompous and self-righteous attempt to claim by attachment that Tyson was smeared.

Let's see. Has Boggioni proven the innocence of Tyson? No, he never even tries. He only assaults Tyson's attackers with innuendo, false associations, false data, and pretensions of self-elitism for both himself and Tyson. But this is Alternet, after all, where logic and rationality are left at the door (if they ever existed in the Alterneters), and vitriolic elitist ideology is pumped out.

One might think that Tyson's lapses, if that's what they are, could be defended rationally. But that is not how the Left rolls. And this article demonstrates the problem with Tyson and his fans, which is that Scientism is not science; it is irrational ideology.

Surveillance Video: Man Stuffs Hundreds of Ballots Into Ballot Box

The video is clear:



If this man is caught, we will find out which party he belongs to. My money is on the Dems, who scream at any and all attempts to curb voting fraud.