"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.” - Bob Marley

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Gawd do I HATE HATE HATE Apple



Android may have the suckiest security model in the universe, but it's still tons better than this Apple shit.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Executive Disorder

"Obama studies the Constitution like W.C. Fields studied the Bible - looking for loopholes."  - bobn

OOPS, somebody beat me to this - in 2007:

"Like all liberal Democrats, the Illinois senator reads the Constitution the same way that W.C. Fields read the Bible ("looking for loopholes"). The difference is that Fields didn't have the chutzpah to claim that this exercise meant he was devoutly religious."

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Violence Against Obama Opponents

From ALIPAC  I see:

Compilation of News and Blog Reports of Political Violence in the 2012 Elections 

This post lists numerous incidents of vandalism and violence directed at Romney/Ryan supporters, Tea Party gatherings, and more.

This must be the famous Liberal "tolerance" and "civility" we are always being told about.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

LeAnn Rimes: "I used to go shopping on a day off, now I go shooting!"

she tweeted, "Fun as all get out !!!! ... Bang Bang ... I used to go shopping on my day off, now I go shooting."

With M4.
With Handgun (Looks like a Glock).

Showing off target - Don't get her mad!

100% Gratuitous Bikini Pic

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Based on the last year or two, especially the smearing of the Tea Party and other  conservatives, and the disgraceful Left-wing posturing over the Trayvon Martin affair:

Black Racists:

In the second category are the New Black Panthers , Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Shelia Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Andre Carson, Toure', all black Democratic Congresscritters, and Barack Obama.  May they all rot in hell. UPDATE:  Add Eric Holder, most emphatically.

If I Had a Race-Baiting President, He Would Look Just Like This

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mark Steyn on Afghanistan: ‘Die, Die, Foreigners!’

....The mobs outside the bases enflamed over the latest Western affront to their exquisitely refined cultural sensitivities couldn’t put it any plainer:

“Die, die, foreigners!”
USAF Lieutenant Colonel John Loftis, 44, and Army Major Robert Marchanti II, 48, lost their lives not on some mission out on the far horizon in wild tribal lands in the dead of night but in the offices of the Afghan Interior Ministry. In a “secure room” that required a numerical code to access. Gunned down by an Afghan “intelligence officer.”
Some news outlets reported the event as a “security breach.” But what exactly was breached? The murderer was by all accounts an employee of the Afghan government, with legitimate rights of access to the building and its secure room, and “liaising” with his U.S. advisers and “mentors” was part of the job.
It is sufficiently non-unusual that the Pentagon, as is the wont with bureaucracies, already has a term for it: “green-on-blue incidents,” in which a uniformed Afghan turns his gun on his Western “allies.”
what we don’t have is a strategy to stop it — other than more money, more “hearts and minds” for people who seem notably lacking in both, and more bulk orders of the bestselling book Three Cups of Tea, an Oprahfied heap of drivel extensively exposed as an utter fraud but which a delusional Washington insists on sticking in the kit bag of its Afghan-bound officer class.
They can breach our security, but we cannot breach theirs — the vast impregnable psychological fortress in which what passes for the Pashtun mind resides. Someone accidentally burned a Koran your pals had already defaced with covert messages? Die, die, foreigners!
 [Emphasis added.}

Much more at the link:
Die, Die, Foreigners!

These are not people - these are animals.  Islam makes animals.  This is not Germany or Japan - you cannot build a Western-style representative republic "nation" out of the dregs of humanity that reside in Afghanistan.

Leave them, let them destroy each other - and let them know that we'll be back if Al Qaeda comes back.  And the Rules Of Engagement next time will be to kill all who need it, and then leave again.

Friday, February 24, 2012

My Name is Bobn and I WAS a Liberal

The latter part of a wise man’s life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former.
- Jonathan Swift

How I became a Liberal in the first place is a different story.  Long story short: In college, I came to perceive large corporations as a bigger threat than large government.  (Reading the stories of how Ford Motor Company calculated that is was cheaper to incinerate passengers and drivers than it was to fix their gas tank problems ($11 per car )is one thing that has always stuck with me.)  I thought the Democrats were more likely to regulate than the Republicans, so I started voting Democratic.  I did not swallow the full meal - I was always vehemently opposed to illegal immigration and "comprehensive reform" to legalize them - but I sat at the table for many years.

However, in 2007, things changed.  I became aware, early that year, of the astounding housing Bubble and the insane mortgage bubble behind it - and that many if not all the major banks were actually insolvent when (not if) it all fell apart.  I was so convinced that I started taking steps to sell the house I had purchased in late 2005, (when I was not aware of much of anything financial).  Unfortunately August 2007 happened before I got it together.

August 2007 was when the prices of houses stopped going up and the foolishness of all the assumptions based on the Grand Assumption of ever-increasing house prices became more evident; the subprime securitizatoion markets died in a matter of weeks, if not days.

What that instructed me was: not only was the system a house of cards, but that sometimes it can get very windy in a hurry - even after a long, seemingly calm period.

I thought that things stood a chance of going into a Great Depression or worse at any time - and this Liberal decided that he wanted guns.  And ammo.  Preferably lots of each.

I went shooting with some buddies, whom I had jokingly called "gun nuts" for some time - "really, why do you need so many guns?" - who gently beat me about the neck and ears about the safe handling of guns.

They also patiently explained to me that the "people" referred to in the 2nd Amendment really, really were the very same "people" referred to everywhere  else in the Bill of Rights - no matter what some goofy Liberals thought "all that stuff before the commas" said.  The "people" were all of us - not the National Guard or some State or Federally designated organisation - the "people" is us, "we the people".

Then I started reading some facts and some more facts - and I realized that all politicians lie, but nobody lies like gun-grabbing Liberals.

And that was the start.

(update 20120225 - The original title of this entry was "My Name is Bobn and I Am A Recovering Liberal".  This is an erroneous take on a manner of introductions used in 12-Step meetings.   For example, in AA it would be: "My Name is Bobn and I Am A Recovering Alcoholic".  The error in my application is that the take in 12-Step programs is that you never stop being alcoholic - you avoid the consequences of being alcoholic by never drinking.  However, I have stopped being Liberal. )

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bob Beckel Humor

Bob Beckel makes an amazing gaffe; hilarity  ensues all the way to the break as Beckel (hides face), Gutfeld (cracking up hopelessly), Perino ("Kimberly, get us out of here"), and Guilfoyle ("stay with us if you’re not horrified”) vainly try to cope:

Judging form a search of Youtube, Beckel has a history of this sort of thing.........

Monday, January 2, 2012

Wonders Never Cease - Ann Coulter is a DeadHead

(For those who somehow don't know, Deadheads are the fans of the Ronck'n'Roll band The Grateful Dead.)

‘Deadheads Are What Liberals Claim to Be But Aren’t’:An Interview with Ann Coulter

I never cared for her unceasing defense of all things GWB, but more and more, I agree with much of her writings.

Some great quotes from this interview:

chicks love Bobby

Oddly enough, I like the music. No one believes that I never took drugs at Dead shows (except for the massive clouds of passive marijuana smoke) but I went because I really liked the music. There are various groups I get enthusiastic about for awhile, but of all the music I’ve listened to over the years, the Grateful Dead is the one band I never grow tired of.
Moreover, I really like Deadheads and the whole Dead concert scene: the tailgating, the tie-dye uniforms, the camaraderie it was like NASCAR for potheads. You always felt like you were with family at a Dead show  - a rather odd, psychedelic family that sometimes lived in a VW bus and sold frightening looking “veggie burritos.” But whatever their myriad interests, clothing choices, and interest in illicit drugs, true Deadheads are what liberals claim to be but aren’t: unique, free-thinking, open, kind, and interested in different ideas.
Of course, we were also supposed to say “Phil makes the band.” I love Phil, but when Jerry died, that turned out not to be true.
One of my Dead friends I met at Vail made candles for Grateful Dead merchandizing. His daily routine consisted of waking up, smoking a bowl, and turning on the Rush Limbaugh radio show while he made his candles. (It’s true. He’s so far out there he practices this weird, freaky ritual known as “commerce.” Don’t try telling me pot is harmless!)
[Someone] might not like “Space”, but no one who was not on drugs did.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Believing the Impossible, part II

More Liberal "brain" exercise:

You must simultaneously believe:

That states passing laws to enforce existing federal immigration law violates Federal supremacy


Sanctuary cities and counties that ignore immigration law, and refuse to cooperate with ICE, do not violate federal supremacy.

Update, Feb 17, 2012:

This form of "believing the impossible" has a special name given to it  by George Orwell: Doublethink:

To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself -- that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink.

The evil involved is considerable.

And so is the mental effort.

This level of Liberalism requires an "Intellectual" - demonstrating, with stark clarity, the difference between "smart" and "wise".

KafkaTrapping - "Subconscious Racism"

On a forum I no longer visit, a black woman attributed opposition to Obama to:

deep ceded (sic) racism that appears to be at a subconscious level for some white people in this country, especially older white men.
I'll ignore hereafter that the woman committed both ageism and sexism in her bogus accusation.

I immediately understood the inherent, vicious, evil in the argument attributing political beliefs and actions to "subconscious racism", as noted briefly here.

However, I subsequently found a much better description - and dismantling - of this flawed type of "argument" by Eric S. Raymond here:


Significant excerpts:

One very notable pathology is a form of argument that, reduced to essence, runs like this: “Your refusal to acknowledge that you are guilty of {sin,racism,sexism, homophobia,oppression…} confirms that you are guilty of {sin,racism,sexism, homophobia,oppression…}.” I’ve been presented with enough instances of this recently that I’ve decided that it needs a name. I call this general style of argument “kafkatrapping”, and the above the Model A kafkatrap. In this essay, I will show that the kafkatrap is a form of argument that is so fallacious and manipulative that those subjected to it are entitled to reject it based entirely on the form of the argument, without reference to whatever particular sin or thoughtcrime is being alleged. I will also attempt to show that kafkatrapping is so self-destructive to the causes that employ it that change activists should root it out of their own speech and thoughts.

My reference, of course, is to Franz Kafka’s “The Trial”, in which the protagonist Josef K. is accused of crimes the nature of which are never actually specified, and enmeshed in a process designed to degrade, humiliate, and destroy him whether or not he has in fact committed any crime at all. The only way out of the trap is for him to acquiesce in his own destruction; indeed, forcing him to that point of acquiescence and the collapse of his will to live as a free human being seems to be the only point of the process, if it has one at all.

This is almost exactly the way the kafkatrap operates in religious and political argument.
It is essential to the operation of all three of the variants of the kafkatrap so far described that the subject’s attention be deflected away from the fact that no wrongdoing by the subject, about which the subject need feel personally guilty, has actually been specified. The kafkatrapper’s objective is to hook into chronic self-doubt in the subject and inflate it, in much the same way an emotional abuser convinces a victim that the abuse is deserved – in fact, the mechanism is identical.
Having shown how manipulative and psychologically abusive the kafkatrap is, it may seem almost superfluous to observe that it is logically fallacious as well. The particular species of fallacy is sometimes called “panchreston”, an argument from which anything can be deduced because it is not falsifiable. Notably, if the model A kafkatrap is true, the world is divided into two kinds of people: (a) those who admit they are guilty of thoughtcrime, and (b) those who are guilty of thoughtcrime because they will not admit to being guilty of thoughtcrime. No one can ever be innocent. The subject must be prevented from noticing that this logic convicts and impeaches the operator of the kafkatrap!

[Emphasis added.]

Further adding to the evil of the Black and/or Liberal accusation of "white racism" in regard to opposition the radical policies of the Obama/Pelosi/Reid axis is that the "racism" is imaginary.

Those who level these charges observe a large group of people with whom they disagree politically and infer racism - either that or they just outright lie about it - because their own "arguments" and policies are so weak that they must never be subjected to actual rational discourse.

Race relations in America may well be getting worse since the election of Obama.  But it's not because of anything that Whites or Conservatives did.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Problem With Liberals...

The Problem With Liberals is not just what they take from Karl Marx.

Perhaps more harmful is what they take from Lewis Carroll:

"Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."

"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
- Lewis Carrol - Alice in Wonderland.

Because that is what is required to be a Liberal - magical thinking.

Like "Diversity is Strength" - yes, because if we can just import enough illiterate, somewhat stupid, non-assimilationist Mexicans - or better yet, Somalians, who add  Islamic ignorance and hatred, and may be even stupider - we will get enough diversity that we can beat everything. 

Just getting started here.

Update: 23 Dec, 2011:

More "believing the impossible" by that great intellect Whoopi Goldberg:

If you say that this is how our culture is and then you send your child to a Swiss boarding school — you know, this is what happens with communism.
She concedes that communisim cannot provide services even to it's elite.
It’s a great concept. On paper it makes perfect sense. But once you put a human being in power, it shifts. We saw it in Russia, we’ve seen it all around the world. It’s nuts.
She concedes it is flawed for use by actual human beings, and has massively failed every where it's been tried.
But, I keep my fingers crossed.
But still, she believes. Because the 10s of millions killed by starvation and death camps in the Soviet Union weren't enough.  The 10s of millions killed by the Chinese weren't enough.  The millions killed by Pol Pot were not enough.  If you just keep your fingers crossed, eventually a system - a system  which she concedes is unfit for human use - will work somewhere.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New Default Assumption: Charges of "White Racism" Are FALSE Until PROVEN Otherwise

I've had it.

I'm through listening to Liberals or non-Whites - and especially non-White Liberals - accusing me and every other White person of racism againt non-Whites just because they disagree politically with said Whites.

This is CRAP.  This must stop.

I am sure that I am not the only one.  Blacks and/or Liberals have completely desensitized me - and I'm sure many others - the charge of racism loses its power NOW! 

Congratulations, you intellectually corrupt losers.  YOU, seeking political advantage, have destroyed the power of your  favorite accusation. 

From now on, when I hear White people accused of Racism:

My 1st reaction is "The ACCUSER is Racist".

My 2nd reaction is "The ACCUSER is losing some argument with somebody".

My 3rd reaction is "The ACCUSER must PROVE it."

My 4th reaction is "I don't care about slavery or Jim Crow now: It's over!  GET OVER IT!"  (Note: I have elsewhere roundly condemned Slavery and the CSA.)

UPDATE:  This applies especially to idiots who level the charge of "subconscious racism". 

"Subconscious racism" is the last "argument" of losers.  It can't be disproven - but it can't be proven either.  It's not an "argument" - it is an attempt to choke off argument, through intimidating the target.  I AM NOT INTIMIDATED.  

Never again.  I have been totally desensitized because the racism accusation has been so totally abused.

However, there is plenty of racism: Racism against Whites, committed by both Whites and non-whites. See:

 DOJ Pressured City of Dayton to Lower Testing Standards for Police Recruits to Accommodate Minority Candidates

Federal court rules it's discriminatory...not to discriminate!

Overrepresentation of Blacks in the Federal Work Force FY 2006

How Diversity Punishes Asians, Poor Whites and Lots of Others


Racial violence in Philadelphia: The hate that dare not speak its name

The Racial Violence (EVERYWHERE) that Dare Not Speak Its Name

The Knockout Game: Racial Violence and the Conspicuous Silence of the Media


Friday, November 25, 2011

Quote of the Day

(So I'm off a few days....)

MaxedOutMama says:

We seem to be in the everything-goes-splat mode.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"White Girl Bleed A Lot" - Much More on Black Racist Violent Mobs

(Warning - site opens playing a noisy video)

"White Girl Bleed A Lot"

Race Riots are Back: White Girl Bleed a Lot. 

A New book from Washington Post-award winning reporter Colin Flaherty

Race riots are back.

Along with widespread racial crime and violence.

In hundreds of episodes in more than 50 cities since 2010,  groups of black people are roaming the streets of America -- assaulting, intimidating, stalking, threatening, vandalizing, stealing, shooting, stabbing, even raping and killing.

But local media and public officials are silent. Crime is color blind, says a Milwaukee police chief. Race is not important,  a Chicago newspaper editor says.

Result: Few know about it. Fewer still are talking about it.

The book is available as a Kindle ebook.  One thing I discovered is that you can read Kindle books on a Windows PC by installing KindleForPC.  On a Mac it's KindleForMac.

Under Linux, (in fact, in any HTML5 browser) you  use The Kindle Cloud Reader.

It's SATIRE (and NOT): BLACK WOMEN LOSING RIGHTS TO Name Their Children Stupidly

From Essence, this is Satire


(DETROIT)- In a decision that’s expected to send shockwaves through the African-American community—and yet, give much relief to teachers everywhere—a federal judge ruled today that black women no longer have independent naming rights for their children. Too many black children—and many adults—bear names that border on not even being words, he said.
Few stepped forward to defend black women—and black women themselves seemed relieved.

“It’s so hard to keep coming up with something unique,” said Uneeqqi Jenkins, 22, an African-American mother of seven who survives on public assistance. Her children are named Daryl, Q’Antity, Uhlleejsha, Cray-Ig, Fellisittee, Tay’Sh’awn and Day’Shawndra.
Cabrera’s ruling exempted black men because so few of them are actually involved in their children’s lives.

However, it might not be a bad idea:

From Gainseville, FL:

Woodland Park gets playground

"I like the slide because it curves," said 12-year-old Idylwild Elementary School student Shitavius Showers. "I also like it because its colors are orange and blue."

Quinishia Lewis was in awe of the new playground.

And from Decatur, IL:

Three, including 15-year-old, formally charged with murder

Shitavious J. Cook, 15, was arraigned Thursday morning on his charges, punishable by up to life imprisonment.

Who the hell names their kid ShitAnything?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Media Bias Again

Just a little bit of bias evident in the MainStreamMedia. 

By way of Bob in L.A. at NOFP, who got it from Ace of Spades who got it from Via Networked blogs:who got it from.......

A Black Woman Tells Other Black Women: Get Out of the 'Hood NOW

Last Call To Evacuate Black Residential Areas Before The “Peace Walls” Go Up

(Note: The author of this piece, Khadija Nassif, can be seen in numerous places on her blog denouncing "Faux News" and "racist" Tea Partiers.  She and I would probably be on the opposite sides of most political arguments.

She was a Black Nationalist, until she realized that Black Men were more of a threat than an asset to Black Women here. )

You can’t optimize your lifestyle when you are living in physical danger. It’s time to face the truth that it is no longer safe to live within the so-called Black community. It’s time to face the truth that the greatest danger to any individual Black person’s life is usually found inside Black residential areas.
Most of you know this in your hearts. You might not want to admit this out loud, but you know this is true....

I’m not saying to run to or from cities or suburbs. ... ...we must run from places where there are heavy concentrations of other Black folks...

I’m saying to flee to nonblack areas because nonblacks still have the will and the common sense to protect themselves and their areas from predators. Somewhere along the way during the 1960s, African-Americans became confused about the need to defend ourselves against predators.


many African-Americans will defend and minimize any atrocity committed by Black predators. (For examples, see the many inappropriate responses to the R. Kelly case, the Dunbar Village gang rape case, the Hovey Street murders, and too many other outrages to mention.)


As a result, most African-Americans have lost the common sense and will needed to uphold safety in our own areas. We resist anything likely to be effective in fighting violent crime.

Since African-Americans have become too confused to take the actions needed to safeguard our own lives, we need to “borrow” the benefits of other people’s common sense and will. We must flee to nonblack areas where the residents have the common sense and will to do what is needed to protect themselves against predators.

I’ve also said that you need to get out before the peace walls go up. The day will come when outside (i.e., White male dominated) law enforcement gets tired of even pretending to protect African-Americans from other African-Americans. We complain about police brutality when they do respond to what’s going on in Black residential areas. We complain when they don’t respond.

At some point, the police and the non-Black (White and emerging Latino) political elites that control them will decide to put up physical barriers around violent Black residential areas and call it a day. And have the police patrol the perimeter to make sure that the inhabitants stay inside those violent, crime-ridden neighborhoods at night.

That blog post is dated October 6, 2010; it precedes much of the awakening knowledge of the racist Black violence that is springing up all over the country.

I don't know if the "peace walls" will be as literal as Khadija imagines.  But, if the black mob violence against whites continues, something will be done.  And it will not be pretty.

The Knockout Game: Racial Violence and the Conspicuous Silence of the Media

The Knockout Game: Racial Violence and the Conspicuous Silence of the Media

By John T. Bennett

By now, almost everyone has seen one of the semi-amusing videos of black teen mobs rampaging through a store.  
Most Americans have heard of recent violent  "flash mobs," which are the bands of black teens that attack mostly white victims and white businesses, as even the New York Times once noted....

But...There is also the "knockout game," which is stunning in its brutal simplicity and stark racial significance.
The knockout game involves "unprovoked attacks on innocent bystanders," according to police who have had to deal with it.  A retired officer explained, "Normally it was a group of black males, one of which would strike him as hard as he could in the face, attempting to knock him out with one punch,"
The knockout game has claimed at least one life so far.  In St. Louis this year, 72-year old Hoang Nguyen was walking with his wife, Yen, when four "young people" attacked.  The attacker pushed the old man's face to the side to make a "clear target for his fist," recalled his wife. 
Hoang succumbed to his injuries later that day.  A young black male, 18-year-old Elex Murphy, is charged with first-degree murder.
In addition, a mob of young black males can be seen playing the game here.  The video shows the group attacking a young white man named Adam Taylor, who was left with internal bleeding, bruising of the brain, severe whiplash, and scratches on his face when he was beaten in Columbia, MO in 2009.

Sgt. Pizzo noted that the attacks fit a pattern: "black attackers on a white victim -- and the victim was often an older person walking alone."  In a thorough and sensible piece on the subject in a local arts and entertainment magazine, eight of the victims interviewed were white, one was black, and one was Latino.  All of the attackers, or "players," were black
Local media outlets have failed to report on the racial aspect of the attacks.

A New York Times editor says that his paper will report on race "only if it's relevant to the story" or if readers would "learn something" from the description.  

The Chicago Tribune's editor, Gerould Kern, explains
his paper's "approach" to concealing the truth: "We do not reference race unless it is a fact that is central to telling the story."  Of course, no guilt-ridden white liberal editor will ever admit that race is relevant, unless of course a white is attacking minorities.

Los Angeles Times explains that the media will not report race because they don't want to "unfairly stigmatize racial groups."

Washington Post ombudsman openly admits that the Times's staff  "worried about hyping a story that involved race" when blacks brawled on the Metro.  Instead of stigmatizing racial groups, the liberal media prefers to condemn minorities via low expectations and preferential, secretive reporting -- which only creates a cloud of ominous suspicion over the race issue.  But at least racial groups aren't being stigmatized.

A senior reporter from the Houston Chronicle admits, "We don't ever include race normally -- unless race is made an issue by other people."  In other words, if racial interest groups make something of the issue, race will become part of the story.  And we all know which racial groups advocate on their own behalf, and which one doesn't.

4 Black guys attacking a 72 year old man.  What a bunch of worthless chickenshits.

Guess what, you black asswipes?  "Liberal Guilt" is fading fast.  Ever notice how none of your Liberal friends live in the 'hood?

Friday, October 21, 2011

"CSA Pride", History and Ignorance

From the news:

Confederate flag causes race war

“We’re just standing up for what we believe in,” Wayne Matthews said.  He’s one of the students who helped pass out t-shirts before school Wednesday morning. His mother made 32 Confederate flag t-shirts and stacked them up in the back of her trunk.

Matthews said this has nothing to do with race; it’s about his right to freely express himself. To him, the Confederate flag does not represent any one race. “It stands for people that believe in what the Civil War is about and it stands for Southern pride,” Matthews said.

The t-shirts bear a large image of the Confederate States of America (CSA) "Rebel Flag" with accompanying text:  "If this Shirt Offends You, You Need to Learn History".

OK, let's look at history:

A Declaration of the Immediate Causes which Induce and Justify the Secession of the State of Mississippi from the Federal Union.

In the momentous step which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course.

Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery
So Mississippi "wins", by getting straight to the point.  The other seceding southern states take a little more time to get to the point - but it is the same point.


 Confederate States of America - Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union

South Carolina self-righteously invokes the Declaration of Independence:

 We hold that the Government thus established is subject to the two great principles asserted in the Declaration of Independence;

That would be the same Declaration of Independence that states
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.

But South Carolina conveniently skips that part, instead invoking the parts of the Constitition dealing with "rights" of slaveholders:
But an increasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding States to the institution of slavery, has led to a disregard of their obligations, and the laws of the General Government have ceased to effect the objects of the Constitution....Thus the constituted compact has been deliberately broken and disregarded by the non-slaveholding States, and the consequence follows that South Carolina is released from her obligation.
Georgia and Texas take similar paths.

So they make a "legal" case for their secession, but it is all about slavery.

The secession of the southern states, and the subsequent creation of the CSA was about slavery.  Period. 

But slavery is the alleged "right" of people to own human beings.

There can be no such right.

No piece of paper, nor any other legalism, can create such a right.  It is a nullity. 

Since the owners were almost entirely white, and the slaves were almost entirely black - and the universal assertion was to the effect that this was correct due to the natures of the peoples involved - this is about race.

Matthews and his mother are both ignorant fools.

The South has many things to be proud of.  The CSA and the ensuing war shouldn't be among them.  The CSA flag has no place in polite - or sane - society.

You want Racism? HERE is racism - BLACK RACISM!


The "Main Stream Media" sometimes call them "flash mobs" - but these are not the flash mobs of years past.

Old-style flash mobs involved people - mainly white - converging on some place for harmless activities, such singing or dancing to silly songs.

But the current mobs are all Black - they may or may not use social networks or texting to coordinate their attacks - and their purpose is to beat the shit out anybody white.  (Occasionally, some other non-Blacks catch their wrath too.)

And the MSM is covering for them as best it can - refusing to report the race of the perps whenever possible.

Here is one of the more recent outrages, from Philadelphia, which seems "blessed" with an outsize share of these event, though they are occurring all over the country.

AN 84-YEAR-OLD [was] savagely attacked by four young punks

AN 84-YEAR-OLD ex-university official savagely attacked by four young punks during a walk in Wissahickon Valley Park earlier this week theorizes that the beating he endured was a cruel game of "get the old geezer."

"I felt a real something to the head, a real blow to the head from behind," he said. "It knocked me to the ground; that was the biggie."

Shea said the four assailants continued to beat him for minutes while he was on the ground. He said they were black, appeared to be between 16 and 20, and three of them were wearing La Salle sweatshirts.
The real "stunner" to Shea is that they left without trying to take his wallet, keys or cellphone.

 Much more to come.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Media Bias Matters Very MUCH - and - Racism Redefined

This post comes from a running argument I tried to have with Liberals, nominally about the Tea Party and Republicans.

First for your consideration:

Few signs at tea party rally expressed racially charged anti-Obama themes

A new analysis of political signs displayed at a tea party rally in Washington last month reveals that the vast majority of activists expressed narrow concerns about the government's economic and spending policies and steered clear of the racially charged anti-Obama messages that have helped define some media coverage of such events.

Emily Ekins, a graduate student at UCLA, conducted the survey at the 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington last month by scouring the crowd, row by row and hour by hour, and taking a picture of every sign she passed.

Ekins photographed about 250 signs, and more than half of those she saw reflected a "limited government ethos," she found - touching on such topics as the role of government, liberty, taxes, spending, deficit and concern about socialism. Examples ranged from the simple message "$top the $pending" scrawled in black-marker block letters to more elaborate drawings of bar charts, stop signs and one poster with the slogan "Socialism is Legal Theft" and a stick-figure socialist pointing a gun at the head of a taxpayer.

But Ekins's analysis showed that only about a quarter of all signs reflected direct anger with Obama. Only 5 percent of the total mentioned the president's race or religion, and slightly more than 1 percent questioned his American citizenship.

{Emphasis added.}

You would never know this to watch the MSM coverage.

And you would never know it to talk with Liberals.  Combining Liberals and Blacks seems to produce  particularly toxic willful ignorance:

Morgan Freeman Sees Tea Party as 'Weak, Dark Underside of America'

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman believes race relations within the United States are worse now than they were before President Barack Obama entered the White House. And he had no problem telling Piers Morgan of CNN just what he believed was the driving force behind the worsening relations: The tea party movement.

"Look at the -- look -- the tea partiers -- who are controlling the Republican Party, their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What's -- what does that -- what underlines that? Screw the country. We're going to do whatever we need to do to get this black man -- we can -- we're going to do whatever we can to get this black man out of here."

When the talk show host attempted to qualify, saying it was "not necessarily racist," Freeman forcefully interrupted, "It is a racist thing."

So, Freeman - and all the blacks and/or liberals who mindlessly agree with him - have redefined racism.

I thought that racism meant "The vile practice of judging a person or people by the color of their skin, rather than the content of their character".

But in the world of Liberals, especially Black Liberals, it now means: "Disagreeing with a Black person".

The only thing approaching facts that these folks can muster to bolster their opinions are the many pictures of racist signs allegedly from Tea Party events.  So the Liberal Media Bias feeds this psychotic fantasy nicely.

There is no arguing with these people, either; they are immune to facts, logic and history. 

When they wake up one day and decry real racism, they will discover, to their horror, that millions of Americans have been completely desensitized to any charges of racism applied to anybody - because the Black and/or Liberal axis blindly followed their leaders, who de-valued the word in the trivial pursuit of a temporary political advantage.

Here is the Tea Party sign those folks need to think about:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Not Quite Quote of the Day....

....only because I missed it by 3 days.

From Steve Sailer: Breaking News! Pakistan not actually on our side

But the point is that we must continue to engage with Pakistan because they are the front door to the real prize: Afghanistan, with its strategically crucial resources of gravel, scree, unbridged torrents, furious holy men, gay warlords, and Pashtun proverbs, such as "When the flood waters reach your chin, put your son beneath your feet."

Well, of course.  Why wouldn't we?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Scientists Do the Darnedest Things!

So I've been off of here for quite a while.

Here is an interesting nugget:

Lap dancers earn more when they are most fertile

“BECAUSE academics may be unfamiliar with the gentlemen's club sub-culture, some background may be helpful to understand why this is an ideal setting for understanding real-world attractiveness effects of human female oestrus.”
No doubt readers of The Economist are equally unfamiliar with this sub-culture, but for Geoffrey Miller of the University of New Mexico, who penned the words above in a paper just published in Evolution and Human Behaviour, such clubs are a field site as revealing of human biology as the Serengeti is of the biology of lions and antelopes.
This theory is based on the idea that in evolutionary terms it benefits women to disguise when they are fertile so that their menfolk will stick around all the time. ...

However, this should result in an evolutionary arms race between the sexes, as men evolve ever-heightened sensitivity to signs of female fertility. Dr Miller thought lap-dancing clubs a good place to study this arms race, because male detection of female fertility cues would probably translate into an easily quantifiable signal, namely dollars earned.
The results support the idea that if evolution has favoured concealed ovulation in women, it has also favoured ovulation-detection in men. The average earnings per shift of women who were ovulating was $335. During menstruation (when they were infertile) that dropped to $185about what women on the Pill made throughout the month. The lessons are clear. A woman is sexier when she is most fertile. And if she wishes to earn a good living as a dancer, she should stay off the Pill.

Anything in the name of science.  Of course, one needs a standardized client, right?  Complete with subsidies from!

Monday, April 18, 2011

It's ALREADY in Free Fall

This image is of "Indoor Skydiving":

The lady shown is being pulled to the earth such that she would eventually achieve a "terminal velocity" of 120 mph downward.

But it doesn't happen in this case because a giant fan beneath her is producing a updraft of 120 mph, which balances the forces, so she gets to "freefall" in one place.  If the wind stops, she drops like a rock.

So what are we to make of this graph of the Monetary Base as manipulated by the Fed (courtesy of ZeroHedge)?

The first area in red is the "updraft" needed in Autumn of 2008 to prevent everything from falling down.

So what is the second area in red?  It is another updraft, in place NOW.  We are ALREADY in free-fall.
The Fed is feeding the economy pure meth - and it is still standing still or worse.  When the meth loses its effect, or runs out, there will be pure hell to pay.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Droid 2 Is Like A Trophy Wife....

...after you marry her.

  • It looks really nice.
  • When it does what you want, it's wonderful.
  • It's high maintenance.
  • At random intervals, it becomes totally unresponsive for no visible reason.
My previous philosophy in phones was small, cheap, and simple-bordering-on-stupid. 

But I saw one of these on the train, and said, I want

So I figured: "Why not? It's not like it's real money anyhow - they're just Federal Reserve Notes.   Even if it was still dollars, it would be trash.  Might as well have some fun while I still can." 

It's got a slide out keyboard, so texting is merely painfully slow instead of agonizing. 

It's got GPS and turn-by-turn navigation so - assuming I stay where there is data coverage - I'll stop getting hopelessly lost every time I go anywhere I haven't been before.

It's got reasonably good speech to text capabilities.

The screen has very high resolution so that it makes very good looking text (albeit too small for me to read).

So far I've had to power-cycle it something like 3 or 4 times.  Twice because it locked up solid as rock after it finished playing an MP3.  Once be cause it locked solid while doing nothing in particular.  Once because I couldn't figure out how to see my contacts anymore.  (That was me dealing with the UI, which is sometimes baffling.)

Most of these required sliding out the keyboard and using the new 3-fingered salute shift-alt-delete.  That's because that sequence is more powerful than just holding the power switch - go figure.

Oh well.... time to buy more guns and ammo.  Don't even ask about the 1911 and hollow-points, however.  Sore subject.  Suffice it to say that  it will be visiting its maker.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I Can't Draw Muhammed...

...because I can't draw anything.  [deleted text was here]  Anything beyond a crude network diagram on the back of an envelope is beyond my artistic skills.

So this borrowed drawing will just have to do instead.  It says it all anyhow.

UPDATE: I took out some very offensive text in deference to my recollection of some seemingly totally  "Americanized" Muslims I have known.  The picture and this entry remain for the rest.  All you Jihadis ready to be martyrs - be careful what you wish for. - bobn 10/12/2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I Got Your Recovery Right Here....

This graph from here at Jesse's Café Américain:

(click for larger image in new window)

And his pithy analysis:

The recent 'recovery' in the SP 500 deflated by gold is instructive. This should help those who see no recovery in the real economy, but were confused by the amazing spike in the US equity market. It was a monetary phenomenon.

 And his further analysis here of why banksters, especially Central Banksters, hate gold.

About Me

I'm a 57 year old geek. I voted Democratic for 20 years, because I disliked the Republicans more. But now, nobody really speaks for me. I'm for Guns, for more correct government regulation of the financial world, against illegal immigration and amnesty. (in 2008 I ended up voting Republican - too many questions about Obama, and voting against anybody who voted for TARP 1.) In 2010 I voted a stright republican ticket because the Democrats have completely lost their minds.