-- Hundreds of protesters wearing white and chanting in English and Spanish marched Saturday in Texas’ first major protest against a border wall, crossing the earthen Rio Grande levee where President Donald Trump’s administration wants to build part of the first phase.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
[Globalist] Yahoo: Paris revels in tourism surge, but cautious after Barcelona - Maybe Paris street Afro shantytowns are a big draw! --tma
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris is on track to welcome more tourists this year than ever before after a bumper first half, a senior official said, though some would-be visitors might think again after the Barcelona attack.
The Paris region registered 16.4 million arrivals in the six months to June, its tourist board said on Tuesday.
That was the most in any first half of the year since current records began in 2008, confirming a strong recovery from a lull that followed Islamist attacks in the French capital in November 2015 that killed 130 people. ...
Ryan flops even at staged supporter-packed town hall - Politico spin? Not tough enough on Trump --tma
House Speaker Paul Ryan remains undeniably popular in his home state. He routed a Donald Trump-inspired primary challenger last year to win reelection. Yet the shortcomings of an all-Republican Washington this year has met disapproval from voters across the political spectrum, and it was all too evident at a nationally televised town hall here on Monday night. ...
Hill: Phoenix on high alert for Trump rally - Charlottesville: formula Globalists hope to use to kill America --tma
The Phoenix rally, as a result, has become an opportunity for Trump’s opponents to show their force.
Monday, August 21, 2017
RRW - ProPublica (recipient of Soros $) works with CAIR and SPLC to silence speech--including that of Ann Corcoran --tma
……including mine apparently.
(By the way, see my post yesterday about how twitter is messing with accounts like mine.)
Last week Leo Hohmann writing at World Net Daily wrote an article about ProPublica coordinating with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Although frightening information in these dark days when free speech is under attack, I didn’t relate it to my decade-long research about the US Refugee Admissions Program. Silly me!
First, here is what Hohmann said on Friday ...
CBC - Trudeau to illegal invaders: No fast track - Churchillian [sarc] - At gay pride parade, is he ever not? --tma
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for asylum seekers: crossing illegally into the country doesn't offer an advantage when it comes to obtaining refugee status in Canada.
"If I could directly speak to people seeking asylum, I'd like to remind them there's no advantage," Trudeau said at a news conference Sunday in Montreal.
"Our rules, our principles and our laws apply to everyone."
Trudeau's comments come as the government grapples with a surge in asylum seekers crossing into Quebec. ...
AP - Pope sees migrant rights more important than Europeans murdered - Troika of evil: Vatican, Berlin, Ottawa --tma
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Monday urged countries to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns.
Francis' politically pointed message was made in view of the Catholic Church's 2018 world refugee day, celebrated Jan. 14. It comes amid mounting anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe and beyond following waves of migrant arrivals and Islamic extremist attacks. ...
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Telegraph / CBS - UK Crackdown on Rental Vans / Laguna Beach, CA Erects Terror Barriers--All worth it for open borders! --tma
Laguna Beach Installing Barriers To Protect Pedestrians Against Weaponized Cars
Saturday, August 19, 2017
RRW: Starbucks awarding grants to other coffee companies to train refugee baristas - Coffee to die for! - Jobless Americans need not apply --tma
Jobs Americans won’t do?
I guess we can conclude that there are no Americans, no low-skilled citizens, looking to brew up your morning coffee.
Here is an idea! Get your own coffee maker and do your brewing at home!
By the way, I had a huge number of readers, here and at twitter when I posted about Breitbart’s TB and Starbucks story here last week. ...
Friday, August 18, 2017
Audio - AmRen - Taylor - Kersey - Charlottesville: the Hammer Begins to Fall - Find out how USA PC worse than Soviet Union
Corporate America lashes out.
Sun - Finland Knife Rampage - "This guy was just constantly stabbing" - Terror attack? Authorities mystified --tma
Finland attack – Harrowing moment blood-drenched victims are seen strewn across the pavement after knifeman kills two and stabs eight in rampage – as cops take down suspect.
[Globalist] Reuters - Merkel, called 'Traitor!' - 900k refugees in 2015, 1/3 that last year - Saxony: My new favorite part of Germany --tma
ANNABERG-BUCHHOLZ, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel was greeted with shouts of "traitor" by a rowdy group of right-wing protesters in east Germany on Thursday as she defended her decision to allow hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country.
Roughly five weeks before an election in which she is expected to win a record-tying fourth term, Merkel veered from her stump speech, acknowledging "difficult times" in 2015 when a flood of asylum seekers, many from the Middle East, entered Germany.
It was her first campaign stop in eastern Germany, parts of which have been fertile ground for anti-immigration politics.
"Many people were worried. They said to themselves: 'What about us? Are we still important or are only the refugees important'?" she told a crowd of several thousand in the central market square in Annaberg-Buchholz, a town in the state of Saxony near the Czech border.
Saxony was the focal point of anti-Islam protests that erupted in Germany during the refugee crisis. The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) is particularly strong in the state and dozens of its supporters turned up to shout down Merkel. ...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Yahoo - Barcelona: West invents motor vehicles--Muslims turn them into terror weapons against innocent Westerners --tma
Barcelona (AFP) - A driver deliberately plowed a van into pedestrians on one of Spain's busiest streets on Thursday, injuring a number of people in what police called a "terrorist attack".
Vehicles have been used as weapons of terror several times over the past year, often by followers of the Islamic State (IS), attacking nations in the US-led coalition fighting the jihadists in Iraq and Syria. ...
RRW - Looks like evil Obama deal to welcome Australia fake refugees into hometown USA is back on - Thanks Deep State! --tma
Australia deal: Homeland Security returns to Manus Island to continue screening wannabe refugees
Recently we reported that US security screening agents had been called home and took that as a sign that the US government was coming to its senses and that we were not going to honor Obama’s “dumb” deal with the Aussie government.
I guess my optimism was premature. Here, at the PostCourier, we learn that US agents have gone back to screen the MEN.
Staff from the United States Department of Homeland Security have returned to Manus Island to interview refugees about resettlement in the US. ...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
NPI: Charlottesville Story Other Side - City ignored right-of-assembly court order, ordered cops to stand down, attack peaceful marchers, then shoved them toward awaiting violent Antifa
[ ... ]
It was easy to be elated after Friday night. One might have found it equally easy to be dispirited on Saturday.
Instead of executing safety and security plans that had been coordinated with event organizers over a period of months, police obeyed stand-down orders from above, until swinging boldly into action and exerting their force ... against us.
It was shocking to hear blared from police loudspeakers the declaration that our assembly was unlawful and that we would be forcibly dispersed if we did not leave. Once the shock passed, it became clear that this was the authorities' plan all along--to corral us into a small area of Lee Park and, once we were inside, deploy a waiting line of riot police to push, kick, and beat us until we withdrew from the Park and into the violent mob that waited to attack us.
Our Executive Director, Evan McLaren, was knocked to the ground, arrested, and placed in the back of a police vehicle. I struggled against the riot police until I was obliged to escape through the crowd of antifascists, ducking bottles and dodging punches. ...
Bloomberg / Globalberg: Merkel Jeered on the Campaign Trail as Refugee Tensions Linger - Killer Clown Merkel? --tma
Insisting that “people are doing better’’ than they were four years ago, Angela Merkel made her re-election pitch to a crowd of some 3,000 in a medieval town square in western Germany, a stump speech marred by a clutch of jeering anti-immigration protesters.
Monday, August 14, 2017
AmRen - Henry Olson: Three Big Questions After Charlottesville - Anarcho-tyranny is here. How will we respond?
Mad Max (USA Today)
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is reportedly considering running to replace Theresa May as prime minister, as the nation’s ‘paper of record’ hailed him as “an English Trump but better at Latin”.
The MP for North East Somerset, who was recently polled as the second favourite to replace Mrs. May, is “sounding out” friends about whether he should enter the race, The Sunday Times reports.
The traditionalist, father-of-six, Mr. Rees-Mogg, 48, has been a loyal supporter of Mrs. May and her Brexit agenda. However, he is said to be giving “careful consideration” to his political career, friends claimed.
In an interview with the paper, he sidestepped questions about his ambition, saying: “I think if I threw my hat into the ring, my hat would be thrown back at me pretty quickly.” ...
Statesman - "Hundreds" is a "big" border protest? - Open-borders/overpopulation advocates suddenly care about nature? --tma
The protesters launched what’s expected to be a fierce movement against Trump’s best-known immigration policy priority. Many of the participants acknowledged they might not be able to stop a project that the U.S. government is already planning, but they hoped to draw national attention to the cause and persuade lawmakers who have yet to sign off on funding for the project. ...
Saturday, August 12, 2017
The Local - Merkel kicking off campaign - wildly popular - voters upset by "turbulent" Trump and Brexit - open-borders challenger --tma
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has returned from a three-week Alpine holiday to embark Saturday on what may be the most bizarre election campaign in the country's post-war history.
After months of studiously ignoring the race for the September 24th election, Merkel will kick off a series of rallies across the country with an hour-long speech to supporters in the western city of Dortmund.
But just six weeks out from the European Union's top economic power and most populous nation going to the polls, Germans are barely taking notice of the election.
Even after 12 years in power, Merkel, frequently called the world's most powerful woman and Europe's de facto leader, looks set for a fourth term.
Gone are the warnings of her political demise heard at the height of the 2015 refugee influx, when nearly 900,000 asylum seekers entered the country.
Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) lead their closest rivals, the Social Democrats (SPD), by a 12-to-17-point margin, meaning it would take a political earthquake to shift the field at this point. ...
Friday, August 11, 2017
Whereby a PC / Political Correctness Grade is conferred upon the crime thriller 'Hush,' by Kate White, 2010, HarperCollins, 341 pp.
The Political Correctness Grade will be determined by using a Pass/Fail System, with ‘Pass’ meaning the writing of a sane honest writer not in the thrall of PC, nor intimidated by it, nor wanting to employ PC for virtue-signaling aimed at social or career climbing.
In addition, an overall letter grade is provided summing up all other aspects of the book’s writing.
Political correctness grade for 'Hush': Pass
After you peel away the layers, political correctness is primarily about race, with PC trying to impose a moral racial hierarchy that presents a false narrative, an untrue picture of our society, looking toward a happy future Multi-Cultural Marxist utopia--which of course will be a nightmare. Although usually making an exception for the protagonist and his or her love interest–after all most writers and readers of such novels are European ethnics--Whites are presented on the bottom of that hierarchy.
Believe it or not, I do not harbor any ill feelings toward various other races or ‘lifestyles,’ but am highly critical of the PC agenda that has been imposed upon us for decades. Of course, the center of the PC Dark Star is Hollywood. Long ago PC also took over our educational system, and so forth. You can find it everywhere, including the lion’s share of all fiction. For example, I’ve about given up on courtroom thrillers because they usually deal with big city politics and therefore are usually mind-numbingly PC.
Awhile back I began reading one police detective thriller that soon started describing the best friend of the protagonist hero. This was his good buddy back in school. Handsome. Brilliant. Personality plus. Upon leaving school he had become a professional major league quarterback. And a European American! What gives? Well, I wasn’t born yesterday. I’m too familiar with PC to be fooled. Kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. And sure enough it did. This perfect friend, ultimate buddy, a paragon of looks, talent, intelligence, athletic ability and personality was ... gay. Obviously this set of circumstances would not be impossible in the real world. It is just that authors MUST make such choices over and over again in almost all fiction. It becomes unintentionally comical.
Of Course, if any one of us, in our nonfiction lives, were to go about our daily activities we could quite possibly run into such exemplary examples of various racial and lifestyle minorities. That is why a couple of minor examples of this in one book, like 'Hush,' can still get an author a passing grade.
In the case of 'Hush,' there are the two homicide detectives, the Black one, of course, with the “kind eyes.” There is also the next-door neighbors at the vacation house who are predictably the salt-of-the-earth wonderful gay couple.
The first example again demonstrates that multiracial societies do not work. How so?
Because they fail the test of reversibility. If you had two homicide detectives and you, as the author, made the point that the White one was the one with “kind eyes” it would be, if not ‘racist,’ a very suspect choice. Even when it comes to lifestyles you run into some of the same problems. If you were to include a gay couple in your novel and they were complete jerks, readers would wonder why in the world you had made such writing choice. In general, straight White, especially men, especially Christians are the only ones permitted to be seriously flawed.
Otherwise there would be a fermenting speculation. Hmm, could you be a ‘hater’? What in the heck is wrong with you anyway? As the Church Lady might ask, “Could it be ... SATAN?!” Maybe you are the type who become unglued at the mere thought of a happy festive LGBTQ rainbow pride parade? All of which edges you closer to being The Pariah–someone who dwells on the Dark Side.
LGBTQ aside, race remains the true ‘third rail,’ where being un-PC can destroy your career, your social life, including marriage prospects, and income, which is how it was designed. A person on the Left might smirkingly ask, ‘You mean a conspiracy?’ Well, some things can be accomplished because some people are working in semi-concert because they see those things as benefitting themselves or even required for their survival, but that is not necessarily saying that everything is–all together now–‘one big conspiracy.’ Or another fun way to answer the Left today on this conspiracy charge: You mean like the Trump campaign Russia! Russia! Russia! collusion conspiracy? Supported by, to date, no actual shred of hard evidence?
On the over all writing grade for 'Hush': B
A ‘B’ may sound lackluster, but it is a good solid well earned B. I’m not like one of those blurb-type writers who enthuse about every book they read as if each one is the best book they ever read.
Somehow it seems surprising to yours truly that there are so many women who write crime thrillers. However the more good writers--both women and men--the better. Some of the female crime and suspense thriller authors tilt in the direction of appealing more to women readers, which is true of 'Hush,' and of course, there is nothing wrong with that.
'Hush' is smoothly and professionally written by a successful author of many books, a work of good pacing, at different times quietly suspenseful and a full-throttled thriller. There are also flashes of sparkling humor, such as the main character, Lake Warren, describing a section of New York City as a combination of Old New York and 'Blade Runner.'
As they say, a good read, much appreciated by this humble blogger.
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