Finally a Rational Police Response to Portland’s Leftist Government

All fifty officers of Portland’s riot squad resigned after one of their members was indicted for allegedly assaulting a “journalist.”  My only comment is, “What took you so long?”

I think the whole Portland police department should simultaneously resign and let Antifa burn the whole stupid city to the ground.  The citizens of that city deserve every bad thing that happens to them.  I just wish Antifa was armed with nukes.

 

 

 

Festivus For the Rest of Us

The geniuses in Washington have made “Juneteenth” a federal holiday.  First of all, Juneteenth?  That’s a word?  Couldn’t that also stand for June 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, or 18th?  Can I call July 11th Juleventh?  And how would I know it doesn’t mean July 7th?  And do we all get to pick a federal holiday now?

Frank Costanza made a strong case for Festivus (December 23).  What with the feats of strength and airing of grievances it seems like a natural for the age we live in.  And personally, I favor Colour Blindness Awareness Day (September 6) but could see people having their own favorites.

But Juneteenth?  Isn’t that what Martin Luther King’s Birthday is for?  How will the Puerto Ricans feel about this?  And where will this leave the Tierra del Fuegians and the Patagonians?  And what about the Eskimos?

 

Well, anyway here is my list of holidays from which to replace Juneteenth (special consideration to names in bold type):

February 27                                                        National Pancake Day (USA)

February (first Saturday)                               Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

March 1                                                                National Pig Day (USA)

March 10 or Friday of first full week        Middle Name Pride Day

March 20                                                             World Sparrow Day

March (First Saturday)                                   National Corndog Day

April 1                                                                   Edible Book Festival

April 11                                                                 International Louie Louie Day

1st Saturday in May                                        World Naked Gardening Day

May 4                                                                    Star Wars Day

May 25                                                                 Towel Day

May 26                                                                 National Paper Airplane Day

June (First Friday)                                            National Donut Day

June 2                                                                   International Whores’ Day

June 24                                                                 Take Your Dog to Work Day

July 2                                                                     World UFO Day

July 26                                                                   Esperanto Day

September 6                                                      Colour Blindness Awareness Day              (my personal favorite)

September 19                                                    International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 22                                                    Hobbit Day

September 28                                                    Ask a Stupid Question Day

October 4                                                            Cinnamon roll day

October 11                                                          World Obesity Day

October 16                                                          National Boss Day (Boss’s Day)

October 18                                                          World Vasectomy Day

October 21                                                          International Day of the Nacho

November 19                                                     World Toilet Day

November (First Friday in November)     Love Your Lawyer Day

December 14                                                     Monkey Day

December 23                                                     Festivus               (for the rest of us)

Supreme Court Upholds Religious Freedom in Case Pitting Catholic Adoption and Homosexual Rights

Within a narrow interpretation the Supreme Court upheld the right of religious organizations to refuse to allow homosexuals to adopt or foster children.  The decision was unopposed but was narrowly worded to let stand underlying law that still threatens the 1st Amendment rights of religious freedom.

“Although Roberts handed a win to Catholic Social Services, he slapped down a push from fellow conservatives to use the case to overturn Employment Division v. Smith, a landmark 1990 case in which the court found that laws that are generally applicable do not violate the First Amendment. That decision has been increasingly called into question as a number of states pass laws raising conflicts between religious and gay rights interests. Roberts wrote that Smith did not apply here because Philadelphia’s policy was not neutral.

Several justices said they wanted to revisit Smith. In her concurrence, Barrett wrote that she had found “compelling” reasons to overturn Smith. Still, she added, that since the case did not apply here, she joined the court’s opinion in full. Alito also attacked Smith in a 77-page opinion, writing that the case is “ripe for reexamination.”

Alito added that CSS’s victory can be easily undone as long as Smith stands.

“This decision might as well be written on the dissolving paper sold in magic shops,” Alito wrote of Roberts’s opinion.”

Well, even a small win is till a win.  But with the Roberts court there’s never really asense that much progress is made.  Basically he is progressive in sheep’s clothing.

A White Pill for 15JUN2021

An old expression is, “Forewarned is forearmed.”  And over the course of the last few months, I have come to think that is a good message for all of us.  Knowing what these rats are trying to do should be a huge advantage in minimizing the damage they can do to us.

But not only that.  Framing the situation correctly has other advantages too.  The utter contempt and hatred I now openly express for our enemies is not only liberating but also truly pleasurable.  Getting to call them vile names is a joy.  And if anyone tries to tell me how both sides are legitimate leaders for this country, I just laugh at him and express as derisively as possible how absurd that statement is.  Of course, I qualify it by saying that most of the Republicans are also phony bastards.  But the primary message is that the Democrats are open enemies of the free people of the former United States.

And looking at things that way clears my head and drives away the feeling of helplessness and confusion.  I assume the worst.  I reckon from the point of view that they’ll get Joe Manchin to do their will and that will allow them to pass their election bill and the slavery reparations and the Supreme Court packing laws.  I assume they’ll do all the crap they want to.  Assuming that means that what I’m waiting for is whether any of the red state governors will push back and say no.

The only way this country, or at least, a part of it survives as a free land, is if someone stands up to the feds and says no.  “We won’t let you steal our elections.  We won’t follow a packed Supreme Court that makes unconstitutional decisions.  We won’t let our children be taught to hate their ancestors.”

That’s what I’m waiting for.  And I can afford to wait a little while.  But not forever.  If nothing happens and we get dragged over the cliff into serfdom then I’ll make a move to a better place.  I’ve begun to look at other places like Hungary, Poland, Singapore, even South America.  It won’t be a happy decision to make.  It’ll be a sad one.  But it can be made with a clear understanding of what is here and what is gone.

And that is why I will forever have a fondness for Donald Trump.  He is responsible for opening my eyes.  He spoke the truth when everyone else was afraid and everyone else lied through their teeth.  JEB and McCain and Paul Ryan and Rubio and W and all the rest of those phonies who sold us down the river every single time there was a chance to fix things.

Donald Trump made all of this possible.  He wasn’t able to drain the swamp.  They harried his administration for over four years.  They tried to disrupt every good thing he did.  They are still going after him personally and they are punishing everyone connected to him.  He may even one day be able to get back to the White House and make more progress.  But even if he never does another thing, he has brought light into the darkness.

So, there’s my white pill for today.  Knowing the score makes you free.  Your mind is free and you can determine your own fate within the possible options that are out there.  You can’t single-handedly make this into Old America again and you can’t completely avoid the damage that the Left spreads.  But you can act from an intelligent position.  And that’s not nothing.  That’s my message.

Someone at the American Thinker is Speculating on the Arizona Audit

Someone named Andrew Coy is wondering exactly what would happen if it turns out Donald Trump won Arizona.  He further speculates what would happen if the other swing states also do audits and it turns out Trump won those too.

He looks at the likely reaction by the Military and the Supreme Court.  Interesting speculation.  I haven’t thought about it enough myself yet.  But I put it out there in case anyone was interested.  I’ll reserve judgement for a few more weeks when the Arizona count is due to conclude.  If it does come out in favor of President Trump that will be a big deal and then things could start getting very interesting.

Max Morton’s Latest – Federalism is Key to Surviving a Divided Nation

This guy Max Morton has so far always had something interesting to say.  He starts this essay out by saying that endlessly kvetching about the latest atrocity out of Washington is not only useless but self-defeating because instead of doing anything to stop the atrocity we just stand there pointing at it.

“It is fruitless to continue arguing the same tired Left/Right arguments. “Owning the libs” on Twitter, relentlessly calling out the hypocrisy of our political opponents, and focusing our time and attention on outrageous content may be entertaining, but it won’t save us from the oppression and serfdom of the authoritarian oligarchy that is presently transforming America.”

He gives as an example the Biden administration’s attempt to ban AR pistols.

“The conservative commentariat’s response has been loudly to point out that this will have little or no effect on the effort to quell gun violence. Really? Does anyone honestly believe the regime’s interest in banning tens of millions of legally owned firearms and potentially making millions of law-abiding Americans felons overnight is for the purpose of reducing gun violence? This has nothing to do with preventing gun violence and everything to do with disarming American citizens—a longtime, major plank of the Democratic Party and an essential step towards authoritarian rule for every dictator in modern history.”

Morton is saying that the effective action is to have the state you live in protect your rights as specified in the Constitution.  In other words let the state nullify any federal overreach into our rights but use the federal government for the functions such as defense, highways and trade that it’s supposed to be in charge of.

Now of course the devil is in the details.  Basically he’s saying the state government is going to have to step up and arbitrate the way in which it will tame the federal government.  and that needs to be specified.  So there aren’t any concrete examples beyond what we are seeing from DeSantis in Florida and to a lesser extent Abbott in Texas.  So I would say this is only a partial answer to the question Morton is asking.  But the fact that he is telling the outrage mongers to shut up and do something useful is very useful.  Basically he is saying you can stop sounding the alarm we can all see the fire burning from where we’re standing.  Now someone get a bucket brigade going and maybe we can put it out.

An interesting read.

 

 

The Country Leading the World Into a Nuclear Power Future – Finland?

Apparently the Finns have taken a decisive step toward making nuclear power the basis for their electric energy generating capability right through the next century.  The Finns have done the work to not only move into the next generation of nuclear power plant design but they are currently building the first modern large scale long term (permanent) repository for spent fuel rods.

If only Americans were as realistic and logical, especially all those global warming kooks who want to get away from fossil fuels but are too stupid to realize we already have the technology that will replace fossil fuels in the future.

 

 

Baltimore Businesses Withhold City Taxes As Protest Against Dysfunction

Thirty seven businesses in the Fells Point tourist district are withholding their city taxes in protest of crime and abysmal city services like trash pickup and street repair.  They say that nothing else will get the city government’s attention.

The ZMan writes about his hometown and describes its third world dysfunction by calling it Lagos on the Chesapeake.  Baltimore is farther along in the process of third world status than New York but I look at it and Detroit as the templates for what to expect now that the protection of law enforcement has been removed.  If the law-abiding residents are now completely at the mercy of the black criminal class it won’t take long before there is a full flight of not only white people but also the non-white residents who want to live decent lives.

This should be an interesting summer.  If it’s even close to the violence that we saw in 2020 I expect a political explosion.

Switzerland, Singapore, America

I was talking on the phone today with an old friend.  We got to discussing the situation in New York City and thinking of what it will develop into if the current trends continue.  I said it brought to my mind the Lord Humungus and his status as Warlord over his area of the Wasteland in Mad Max.  And my friend informed me that something like that is already happening.  Some of the gang leaders are starting to move out of the ‘hood and taking control of the infrastructure in the formerly safe neighborhoods of the Upper East Side.  For instance, they have begun riding their ATVs on some of the recreational areas that are reserved for bicycles and joggers and walkers.  We speculated on the day when the gangs would elect their own mayor and dictate terms to the rest of the city.

My friend wondered if it was time for the next cycle of renewal, if a new Giuliani would restore order to New York City.  My opinion was that it was already too late.  He thought I was talking about the demographic change.  I said in a way.  The change was the influx of white hipsters.  Without changing the racial mix, they had tipped the city into a permanent radical left majority.  My theorem was that unless the leftist whites disappeared the city would continue to slide into anarchy and dysfunction.  But my friend wasn’t convinced that even that change would be enough.  He felt that the majority minority demographic in New York rendered it permanently dysfunctional.  He further asked had any majority minority state ever managed to achieve a healthy functional state.  I said how about Singapore.  He countered that Singapore is 75% Chinese.  Then I mentioned Switzerland and that got him thinking.  He had been to Switzerland several times and he was extremely impressed by their harmonious society.  But his one point of disagreement was whether we could consider the French, German and Italian populations there different enough from each other to qualify as a good example of a non-homogeneous society.  I agreed that the present-day United States was far less harmonious than the Swiss.  But I wondered if we could learn something from their example.

But my friend was very pessimistic.  I said maybe after the cities crash and burn it will be enough to change people’s minds about the woke nonsense and allow a consensus to restore order.  He countered that the elites didn’t push the woke stuff because they believe in it but because it provided a divide and conquer strategy.  I replied that I think only a fraction of the Left was this cynical and the rest were true believers in this madness.  But as I thought about that it hardly was much comfort.

Maybe he’s right.  Maybe there is no way for the rest of our society to overcome the intentional damage that the Left is doing to the United States.  But it occurred to me that if a state or states were able to exclude from their jurisdiction the chaos that the Left is inflicting on us maybe they could act as a nucleus and a template for more areas to stamp out the radical lawlessness and anti-white madness that is on display in places like New York, Seattle and Portland.

As far as the form that our society will need to take in a post-white-majority future I don’t assume it will much resemble Switzerland or Singapore.  Our combination of Europeans, Hispanics, Blacks and various Asian populations are not the same as these other places.  We have different histories and trajectories in this country.  But the legal framework that worked in the twentieth century is just as valid with new immigrants as it was with Italians, Germans, Irish and Poles.  What we lack is the solidarity among the native-born population to demand that everyone obey the same laws and play by the same rules.

What has evolved on the Left over the last sixty years is a strategy to use black resentment over past injustices as a justification for permanent immunity from the requirement to live in a normal lawful way.  Permanent welfare benefits and now immunity from arrest for even violent felonies is not something that can be tolerated in a functional society.  It guarantees that no one, not even law-abiding blacks will want to live anywhere near these under-class hell holes.  Now the federal government is looking at ways to disperse these criminal populations into the suburbs and rural areas and make the crime and violence a pandemic.

Pandering to this idea of black victimhood will not work.  Only a zero-tolerance approach to the lawlessness that is occurring across the country will end the madness.  But if we don’t start doing the things we need to, America won’t resemble Switzerland or even Singapore.  It will look like Brazil or even South Africa.

Black Dreadlocked White Supremacist Goes on Shooting Spree in Austin

And they’re right.  It’s obvious this black dreadlocked individual is a rabid white supremacist trying to disrupt the perfection that is the Joe Burden administration.

But just in case it is a bona fide person of color the Austin Police have asked him to send in a report at some convenient time to clarify why he had to defend himself against the white supremacists who must have waylaid him in the streets of Austin.

It will be several weeks before the BLM representatives approve whatever story the police piece together.  In the meantime the Austin American-Statesman has begun the Juneteenth celebration early by renaming the paper the Austin African-American-Statesman.