Article on Chinese Americans Joining the Right

Interesting article on Chinese Americans and how they find more in common with the Right than with the Left.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/07/chinese-american-right-new-generations-immigrants/

So here’s one of the first cracks in the coalition of the bribed. The Chinese Americans came here because they know what socialism means and preferred the meritocratic American system. They invested in educating their kids assuming they’d be competing on merit. Now they see the Democrats instituting the grievance based admissions criteria at Harvard and in the New York City Elite High Schools and it doesn’t seem just to them. Looks like one of the up and coming groups is not as woke as their allies think.

Could President Trump Alter the Outcome of the Democrat Primary?

President Trump appears to me to be forcing Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat candidates for president to line up behind the Four Horsefaces of the Apocalypse.  Opinions differ as to how intentional are the rhetorical attacks that President Trump initiates on Twitter.  I would have to say that this one is extremely deliberate.  Nancy Pelosi was actively reining in these bomb throwers just to protect herself and the rest of the 2020 candidates from being tarred with the same crazy brush that these females decorate themselves with.  But once he laid on the “go back to your rathole country,” nice and thick Nancy and all the other democrat clowns were backed into a corner and had to embrace the four harridans.

This is brilliant.  These harpies are on record with so much anti-American venom that even a child will be able to put together a greatest hits reel for the Republican 2020 campaigns.  Who knows?  It might even be possible to unseat a few of these psychos.  But regardless, what it might really do is energize the democrat primary voters to throw poor old Creepy Uncle Joe under the bus and nominate Kamala Harris or even (be still my beating heart) Cory Booker!  Can you imagine Spartacus up there on the stage with President Trump at the debates?  It’s all Booker can do now to remember to put his pants on.  He’ll probably bolt if he gets too flustered.

All along I’ve maintained that the power brokers in the DNC will put their thumbs on the scale and throw the nomination to Biden.  But what if Trump pushes the Dems to a place much farther along in their intersectional identity politics calculus?  What if his insults catalyze the anti-white position into a mandate?  Then Bernie, Biden, Buttigieg and even Warren become personae non gratae.  Oh, wouldn’t that be lovely?

It is my contention that Barack Obama’s obvious anti-white bias and the pathetic economic policies of his administration have inoculated America from feeling racist for voting against a black candidate.  That and the drum beat of woke sentiment has finally started to wise up Americans to the Left’s white guilt playbook.  That’s why I think a Harris or Booker candidacy would be a boon to President Trump and all of us.  If Harris gets blown out in a landslide it would put to rest the whole demographics is destiny hustle.  As many on the Dissident Right have pointed out the Coalition of the Entitled don’t really like each other all that well.  In fact, the only thing they dislike more than each other is normal white men.  So, if you pick a candidate that doesn’t belong to the particular sliver of the coalition that is up for grabs (Hispanics for instance) then chances are you could be out of luck on Election Day if the Republican does a good job of selling his record or platform.  And if some of those slivers, like white women and Hispanic traditionalists, start thinking that their interests actually align better with the Republicans than with the America-hating Squad then things could get very interesting.

So, my thesis is that President Trump is jabbing at “the Squad” in order to drive the Democrats to solidarity around them.  His intent is to associate the Democrats with these America-hating crazy women and make them less electable.  And possibly he would like to radicalize the Democrat primary electorate to nominate a sure loser like Harris or Booker.  Now, have I changed my mind about the inevitability of Biden?  Not yet.  These things blow over and Biden really is the only dwarf with even a snowball’s chance in Hell in 2020.  I’ll recalibrate based on whether President Trump’s attacks on the Horsefaces continue or abate.  Either way I’m really enjoying this extended election season and I anticipate a bumper crop of election night Democrat caterwauls.

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17JUL2019 – OCF Update

As the days of my vacation dwindle down I am reminded of the importance of prioritizing tasks.  Yesterday I returned the lenses and teleconverters to the rental company, taking a flurry of photos right before packing them up.  Just as a preliminary statement without actually having analyzed any of the files I took with the Mitakon SpeedMaster 50mm f/0.95, I will go out on a limb and guess that I won’t want to own this lens.  First off its a manual lens (which isn’t a deal breaker by itself).  Secondly the aperture is not only manual but it doesn’t register on my Sony A7 III files.  And thirdly, I’m kind of a sharp lens junky.  This lens is not that kind of lens.  At f/0.95, sharpness isn’t even a possibility.  So, I’m guessing I’ll be giving it a pass.  But that’s not to say I might find some applications where it makes sense to use it.

I will also review the Sony 100-400mm GM zoom lens.  This is a very good and useful lens that I’m very interested in.  There will be a lot of comparisons between the 400 with and without the 1.4X and 2X teleconverters attached.I’ll have a lot more to say about these combinations but one thing I will state upfront is that telephoto work is a lot more than a honking big lens.  Technique is everything.  Using monopods, tripods, teleconverters, polarizers and using the correct camera modes for ISO, exposure and focus are every bit as important as the lens.  And hand holding a very heavy lens is an art in and of itself.

The political news cycle is jam packed with important and bizarre occurrences so I actually have to show restraint and concentrate on the most entertaining items.  Otherwise I might overload on SJW outrage and lose my sunny disposition.

On the review front, today I’ll be reviewing the last episode of Twilight Zone, Season Four.  That will be the last of the hour long episodes and back to the half hour format that I think works best for this genera.  So that means we have about ten more weeks of TZ articles.

Last week the first phase of ShatnerKhan began.  And as expected it was cheesy and pathetic.  It exceeded all expectations.  I will write up this first volley soon and all will be amazed at how truly sad an acting career can be.

Stay tuned.

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Peter Thiel Says CIA and FBI Should Probe Google

It seems they may be getting a little too chummy with the Chinese military intelligence.

https://www.axios.com/peter-thiel-says-fbi-cia-should-probe-google-9846a042-e689-49bc-bdc7-595988ce5d8c.html

But they hold the US intelligence agencies at arms length for some reason.  Interesting.

 

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Deportation, an Antifa Termination and a Presidential Denunciation

Three related occurrences this week caught my eye.  The first was the long-awaited beginning of illegal alien deportations.  ICE officers began serving papers and arresting the illegal aliens that either lost their asylum cases or skipped out on the procedure.  President Trump had delayed this action for two weeks at the request of Nancy Pelosi but since the Democrat House did exactly nothing to legislate some compromise on illegal immigration the deportation actions are moving forward.

The second was the attack on an ICE detention center by some antifa kook who apparently wanted to commit suicide by policeman.  He brought a rifle to a detention center and started lighting cars on fire possibly hoping to shoot the occupants running from the facility.  But they called the police and the officers put him out of his lunacy.  Apparently, he was a 69-year-old “activist” who was looking for the ultimate way to signal his virtue.

The third item was President Trump’s “tweet” noting that the immigrant democrat congresswomen who are always criticizing the United States didn’t stay in their own countries and fix the dysfunctional societies they belonged to.  I have to paste a copy of it here.  It’s too good to only paraphrase:

 “So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

 

So after some delays and side issues, illegal immigration is in center stage again where it belongs.  President Trump is a shrewd judge of human nature and he realizes that following through on the deportations will have both a profound negative impact on Democrat morale and at the same time powerfully encourage his own followers.  He also realizes that not deporting the illegals will have the opposite effect on both sides.  So, he is doing what is necessary.  And that is not to say that it is easy.  He will be bombarded with negative press and attacked by Democrats such as the above referenced immigrant congresswomen.  And there will be activists that will try to create havoc such as the man attacking the ICE detention center.  The truth of the matter is there isn’t another leader on the Right who would have the guts to even try doing it.  He deserves credit for it.

Now where does it go from here?  My guess is that if the deportations continue then Pelosi will try to negotiate.  And therein lies a trap.  For she will delay and equivocate.  If President Trump allows another moratorium on deportations while Pelosi performs the delay dance it will be demoralizing.  Hopefully he will let the pressure of ongoing deportations motivate the Democrats to come up with some bipartisan actions that will satisfy both sides.

You might ask what would satisfy our side.  Something I could imagine would be a moratorium on deportations in exchange for full border wall implementation, changes in legislation that allowed for illegals apprehended at the border that claim refugee status being kept out of the country until after winning their case in court, tough legislation punishing so-called sanctuary cities with loss of funding and finally legislation that accurately identifies the existing illegal aliens in the country and targets any criminal individuals with immediate deportation.  And identifying the illegals will also allow us to eliminate voter fraud by them.

The important thing is to put them on their heels.  Start enforcing the law all the time and to the fullest extent.  Don’t accept their narrative for how to look at actions and judge motivations.  Don’t let them tell you what you’re allowed to think or do.

Of course, President Trump is the master deal maker and the biggest deal he’ll ever make is his negotiation with the American people for his second term.  That is why he will play all the right cards.  The booming economy, his judicial appointments and the policies that he has instituted (e.g., reining in the EPA on CO2 hysteria) will all help him put together a winning hand.  But the ace in the deck is draining off the flood of illegal immigration.  Hopefully he’ll have that card in his hand next November.

 

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President Will Use Executive Action to Add Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census

This is interesting.

https://nypost.com/2019/07/11/trump-to-hold-news-conference-about-census-citizenship-question/

Now why does he think the Federal judges who have blocked his earlier actions won’t block this?  I’m guessing that statement by Barr means there is a tactical advantage to using an executive order to move forward.  Maybe he can get a quick review by the Supreme Court this way.  Stay tuned.

 

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The President’s Social Media Meeting is Today

President Trump is hosting a meeting with non-leftist web personalities to discuss the anti-right bias at places like Twitter, Facebook and Google.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/9/trump-v-big-tech-social-media-summit-will-snub-tec/

The White House hasn’t published the invite list but many participants have self identified.

Along with well-known media figures like James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, I read that the Claremont Institute was invited.  I’m especially glad to hear that because of several members of that institute (e.g., Michael Anton and Angelo Codevilla) have shown themselves to be almost prescient about what needs to be done to reverse some of the damage done by the left.

It will be interesting to hear from the participants afterwards to see what they think will come from this meeting.

 

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What Do the Democrats Say They Want?

Now that the first two Democrat Presidential Primary debates have occurred, we have some information about what exactly they are offering the Democrat voters.  One of the more interesting results occurred in Debate 2 and included all the major candidates except for Elizabeth Warren (or as she’s affectionately known in Massachusetts, Liarwatha) who unfortunately, was trapped at the kiddie table in Debate 1.  The question was a show hands as to who thought illegal aliens should have the right to free health care insurance.  Every single hand went up.  That includes Biden, Sanders, Harris, Buttigieg and the rest of the clown brigade that drew the long straw.  Think about that, at least all but one of the major candidates has agreed with the position that illegal aliens should have better health care insurance than many actual American citizens.  The fact that it was a show of hands probably made some of the serious contenders feel that they’d been ambushed by NBC into saying something that would bite them in the butt once the general election started but they felt they had to raise their hands anyway.

What other Democrat issues are apparently universally held?  Undoubtedly, Global Warming Alarmism is right up there.  That’s low hanging fruit and so vague in its outlines that they can sign on and grandstand about how they’ll save the planet without any fear of having to explain what the hell they’re talking about.

But past that we get into issues and policy stances that become more varied.  As befits a card-carrying Communist Bernie Sanders is right in the vanguard of those handing out the most gimmees.  College tuition debt forgiveness, free college, guaranteed universal income, elimination of private health insurance and the institution of free health coverage for all, you name it he’s giving it away.

Behind him the other candidates are a spectrum of entitlements and one big entitlement that many of them have latched onto is African American Reparations for Slavery.

Another big plank in the Democrat platform is the legalization of all immigration and elimination of the border.

Liarwatha does have one interesting proposal and that is the regulation of the Tech Giants.  But far from curtailing their ability to discriminate against conservatives she wants to force them to infringe on free speech even more oppressively.

And finally, they want to reinstate the globalist policies that sent all the manufacturing jobs to Mexico and China and devastated life in the Rust Belt.

So, let’s recap.  The Democrats want to raise taxes on the middle class to pay for Slavery reparations, free college, free universal income, college debt forgiveness, free health care for illegal immigrants and taxing oil, gas and the electricity that they generate out of the reach of anyone but the rich.

They want to flood the country with unlimited illegal aliens from the poorest countries on Earth thereby eliminating all blue-collar jobs and exposing us to the violence and disease that will become the norm all across America.  And they want to roll back all tariffs and empower China to control all the manufacturing activity on the planet.

All right.  Does it seem to you that there won’t be much problem crafting an advertising campaign to deny more or less every single middle class and working-class vote that isn’t already bought and paid for?  I mean shame on the Republicans if they don’t use this platform to win back the House and consolidate their hold on the Senate.  And I can’t imagine President Trump failing to make hay with all the ammunition they’ve provided him.  I mean Christmas in July is not just for the Hallmark Channel, it’s right here in our laps as the Democrats bury themselves under piles of madness.  Actually, I’m starting to suspect that they want to lose this one.  But why that would be I can’t imagine.

And despite all the ballyhoo in the media I still think they’ll anoint Creepy Uncle Joe the candidate.  He’s just too weird not to stand out even in this slush pile.  Stay tuned for the next debate, it should be a hoot.

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04JUL2019 – OCF Update – Happy Fourth of July

Just a quick update.  I’m, of course, going to a family barbecue today.  But I’m off for a couple of weeks and will use the time to test out some lenses I’ve rented the following lenses:

Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS and the Sony 1.4 and 2.0 teleconverters and the

Mitakon SpeedMaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Sony E.

I hope to have some interesting conclusions about these two products.  I’ve been looking for a telephoto and think the 100-400 might be a more useful lens that the 200-600 that is coming out next month.  And the 50mm 0.95 is probably not something I need but it might be fun to have such an extremely thin plane of focus in certain shots.

Shatner-Khan was postponed due to illness but I have plans to publish important original research on the subject in the weeks ahead.

And I plan to eat my share of hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob (hand shucked!) and watermelon in the days to come.  To all of you enjoy our Independence Day and make sure that your children and grandchildren know the truth and don’t let them be misled by the Colin Kaepernicks and Nikes of the world.  We had to separate ourselves from tyranny once before and we can do it again.  In fact just by how we think of these people, we already have.

Here’s a little reminder.

In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness of his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
Massachusetts: Samuel Adams, John Adams, John Hancock, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
Delaware: George Read, Caesar Rodney, Thomas McKean
Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

 

 

03JUL2019 – American Greatness Post of the Day – From Bake Sales to Boardrooms, ‘Woke’ Is Good For Business – by Jackson Scott

Mr. Scott’s thesis is simple.  Corporate America has joined with the academy and the media in telling us what we have to believe.

https://amgreatness.com/2019/07/02/from-bake-sales-to-boardrooms-progressive-morality-is-good-for-business/

At the end of the article though he points to the recent example of Arizona telling Nike to forget about getting incentives if they accept leftist cant about the American Revolution being racist.  I like his final line on that:

“The message should be clear: if your company wants to insist on California pieties, you can pay the California price.”