Friday, May 31, 2019

My car, your car; what’s the difference?

Not much. None, really. Well, total dollars paid,  but all look alike.

“A few years back, I attended a wedding where the bride and groom ordered an antique car to leave for their honeymoon. It was a Studebaker, a 1940 Commander convertible. This car was still fabulous, after all these years. We stood in a parking lot packed with new models. No one cared about them. We were all obsessing about this old Studebaker. It is rightly named: It commands attention. The shape makes it a work of art. The hood looks like nothing made today. The red leather interior is luxurious.
“We stood there in total admiration. We wondered about the gas mileage. It can’t be more than today’s gigantic “light trucks,” but we all agreed that paying more to drive something that cool would be worth it.
“Yet it’s not a choice. No manufacturer can make a car like this anymore.”
Link at
Yes, you would buy a 1930s-style car, but the only way to get one is to buy a real one.
Box cars are the fault of government regulators. Gas mileage, pedestrian safety, passenger safety, driver safety -- Every government regulatory agency that can get into changing cars and trucks and highways has done so. We wound up with your car, my car, who knows?
But what about pistols and Interstate highway exits? All pistols look alike. A Glock looks like a Beretta looks like a Smith & Wesson. And, whatever exit you take from an interstate, the intersections all look the same – convenience stores, car washes, fast food places called “restaurants.”
Soon governments will decide what we all should look like.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Every day

Something that happened 52 years ago.

One step at a time. Put this foot in front of that foot, that foot in front of this foot. Forget about the heat. Ignore the pain that started five minutes after you moved out, the pain in the lower back, the pain that worked its way up your back, to your shoulders and you want to arch your back and transfer the pain somewhere else, except there is no other place, because every place hurts. The hurt is the same pain you put up with yesterday, the day before yesterday, the same pain you will put up with tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. You will put up with the pain until the day, the hour, the minute you climb the ramp and get on the plane that takes you home. And when you climb the stairs on the ramp, you will take the pain with you, a passenger on your back.

You put up with the pain because you don’t have a choice. You put up with the pain just as you put up with the cuts and scrapes and bruises, chipped fingernails and the dirt and grime beneath what’s left of your fingernails, the dirt and grime that won’t wash out maybe until you’re in a place where civilized people don’t have that dirt, that grime.

Every part of you hurts, places you didn’t think could hurt. Your feet and ankles and knees, sure. You walk for a living, don’t you? That’s your sole purpose, to go from here to there, and the only way to get there is to walk. Every part that supports your feet and ankles and knees -- those parts hurt. Your fingers hurt. Your ears hurt. And your eyes, when you haven’t had enough sleep, when you know you could sleep all day and most of the night.

Every part of you hurts, okay?

Ben Nunnery one day said, “My face hurts, Man. My face hurts.”

Video shows two Bigfoot carrying deer

"Hunters have reported Bigfoot encounters for hundreds of years, and some have even claimed to see the beast killing deer.
"Those claims have remained undocumented, until a turkey hunter by the name of Christina Todd caught on film what she believes are two Bigfoot lumbering through the forest, one carrying what could be a deer, last July. In true "Blair Witch" style, she expresses amazement and fear into the camera."

Some might disagree with “claims have remained undocumented.” Or maybe the writer has never seen older alleged videos of an alleged Bigfoot, therefore, none exists.

Link at

Uncle Ben left the farm

Again moving things in the kitchen pantry, I came across a package of Uncle Ben’s microwavable rice. Uncle Ben’s. Data from the Wayback Machine remembers TV ads for Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice. The ads never said what the rice was converted from, not that I remember.

The packet of rice had instructions, of course – Open packet 2 inches, put in microwave for some minutes on high, grip by Keeps Kool Grip or some such.

The packet also proclaimed the “rice grains” were grown by American farmers. That’s nice. I noticed, too, that Uncle Ben’s is owned by Mars Food, Inc. Yep, the used-to-be-only candy folks. Mars also owns Banfield, a nationwide pet vet company; Mars Wrigley Confectionary, and a bunch of others. The Mars website uses “better” a bunch of times, advertising the company’s dedication to making the world a, well, better place. Here’s an idea, Mars: Give every person in the world a Snickers bar one day a week. World will be a better place.

Then I noticed MADE IN CANADA. Oh. Those “rice grains” grown and harvested by American farmers are shipped to Canada and processed, zipped and zapped into microwavability, put into pouches with other (flavor added) ingredients and then shipped back to the US of A, sold at a store near you.

Globalism. What a country.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Old eyes

While I was moving things in the refrigerator, my eyes fell upon a carton of orange juice, which noted “Penguin Squeezed.”         

“Whaat?” I said to myself, while my mind considered: How does one train penguins to squeeze oranges? Their wings/flippers do not rotate in a manner that would squeeze an orange. And, in what part of the world are penguins and oranges found together? Within a few miles of our house are several orange groves, and I have yet to see one penguin, let alone a number necessary to squeeze oranges for fun and profit.

Then my eyes adjusted, and I read the actual statement: “Premium Squeezed.” Oh. Premium Squeezed. That brought other wonderings: Does that mean the oranges were squeezed by professionals? Can I find oranges squeezed into juice by amateurs? Perhaps at a lower price?

Next time I am at Publix, I will keep a lookout for cartons proclaiming: Amateurishly Squeezed, Yet Still The Juice of Oranges.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Texan with gun kills man

That’s the gun-grabber headline. The Brietbart story says:

‘Intrusion Suspect Bloodied and Deceased After Woman Opens Fire’

See, the man was trying to break in the woman’s house, and she, a supporter of the Second Amendment and a believer in protection begins at home, not at the other end of a 9-1-1 call, shot the bad guy. Several times.

“Deputies in Hays County, Texas, found a home intrusion suspect bloodied near where a woman reported opening fire on an individual allegedly breaking into her home.
“KXAN reports that deputies received a ‘suspicious vehicle’ call around 10:45 am Saturday.  They arrived to find 35-year-old Matthew Aaron Kellas bloodied from numerous gun shot wounds. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.
“The suspicious vehicle call was followed by a call from a woman who said she had opened fire on suspect allegedly trying to break into house. The vehicle in which Kellas was found was ‘located near where the woman lives.’
“Fox 7 reports that Kellas was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.”

Monday, May 27, 2019

How to get white privilege

"Progressives like to claim that the economic disparity between blacks and whites are due to white privilege. Ignoring the fact that Asian immigrants generally do quite well in this country, what can be done to lessen the disparity? Well, it's not like white privilege is any big secret. Anyone can reach out and take some. Here's how you do it: Go to school and study your ass off. Graduate from high school. Obey the law. Avoid recreational drugs and alcohol. Get a job. Consider no job, if it is honest work, to be beneath you. Work your ass off. Go to church. Avoid pre-marital sex and all-night partying. Do not have a child unless you're married and are able to support one. Live beneath your means. Save money for emergencies. Do not hang out with criminals, slackers, or losers. This is white privilege in a nutshell. And what's great about white privilege is, get this, you don't have to be white to get it. These rules will work for anyone, regardless of race or religion or country of origin. All you have to do is follow them and good things will come your way. Usually. The problem is that, due to the unevenness of life, the benefits of white privilege are not evenly distributed, so it's better if you live in a community where everyone practices these rules. In this way, you will maximize your chances of benefiting from white privilege. But you're not done yet. You also must teach these rules to your children, and teach them to teach the rules to their own children. Because the benefits of white privilege accrue like compound interest over generations. And it only takes one generation, maybe two, to break this golden chain and then you're back to square one, back to the misery, starvation, ignorance, and squalor that have been endemic to human societies since time immemorial. White privilege is the only path that has ever lead to prosperity for the many, rather than just for the few. So what this world needs is not less white privilege, but more." – The Morning Rant

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Now that Democrats are realizing they won’t get to Trump…

…they are going batstick crazy.

New Abortion Laws Reportedly Affecting College Enrollment Decisions

Portland State Rejects ‘Conservative Political Thought’ Course For Not Being Inclusive

College Suspends Woman for Posing in Photo With Legally-Owned Gun

Democrats Still Going After Kanavaugh, Want Nadler To Obtain National Archive Records

Cambridge Leftists Remove ‘Offensive’ Massachusetts State Flag From City Hall

All headlines at

A letter to my Congress critter

Rep. Buchanan:

With Democrats in the Congress intent on noting but so-called investigations of President Trump, are members of Congress accomplishing anything other than showing up at work every day?

Senior living

On her first day at the senior complex, the new manager addressed all the seniors pointing out some of her rules:

"The female sleeping quarters will be out-of-bounds for all males, and the male dormitory to the females. Anybody caught breaking this rule will be fined $20 the first time."

She continued, "Anybody caught breaking this rule the second time will be fined $60. Being caught a third time will cost you a fine of $180. Are there any questions?"

At this point, an older lady named Alice stood up in the crowd and inquired: 

"How much for a season pass?”

Found at

California brown

All the streets are brown,
And the smell is s****,
If you go downtown,
The smell will knock you down.

‘LA Finally Cleans Up Rat-Infested Garbage Mountain Ignored by Mayor’

The circus is in town

Big, big 1885 circus poster hidden behind wall.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Soviet Union’s war on whales

Because Kremlin plan included quota of dead whales.

“The Soviet whalers, Berzin wrote, had been sent forth to kill whales for little reason other than to say they had killed them. They were motivated by an obligation to satisfy obscure line items in the five-year plans that drove the Soviet economy, which had been set with little regard for the Soviet Union’s actual demand for whale products. 'Whalers knew that no matter what, the plan must be met!' Berzin wrote. The Sovetskaya Rossiya seemed to contain in microcosm everything Berzin believed to be wrong about the Soviet system: its irrationality, its brutality, its inclination toward crime.

Link at maggiesfarm.

Always remember: Russia is a criminal enterprise. Russia has always been ruled by criminals. Communist leaders were criminals, not just in the sense of denying basic human rights, but true criminals, whose goal was self-enrichment and pleasing their criminal bosses. Czarist Russia was run by criminals, whose demands for more and more riches led to conquest and enslavement of millions of non-Russians.

Self-appointed spy

Young Ghanaian man takes people-smuggling route; his documented trip leads to arrests.

In news accounts, it is called people smuggling. Reality is, the smugglers are slave traders.

Link at maggiesfarm.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Locking in history with falsifications

A PBS NOVA presentation this past week looked at a search for the Great Heathen Army in England, the Heathens of the title being Vikings. 

The story concerned a "massive grave" of 300 Viking skeletons near an English church yard. In one scene, the head archaeologist placed five skulls on a table. All of the skulls had been taken from the burial site. Three of the skeletons, the archaeologist said, were of men. Two were of women. That proves, she said, that 20 percent of the Viking warriors were women.

It does nothing of the kind, Miss PhD Lady. All you have proved is that two of five skulls placed on a table were of women. Until you inspect and identify the sex of all skeletons in the burial site, you cannot make any such determination.

(Fix eight hours later. Two of five skulls equals 40 percent, not 20 percent. The archaeologist's statement shows a Ph. D. does not equal competency in math. Neither does a BS in Journalism, given the time it took for me to realize the mistake.)

Norse stories and Anglo-Saxon writings mention women who fought alongside men in Viking raids and battles. Viking women have been found, with weapons, in graves in Denmark and other places. Archaeologists seem bent on proving women were soldiers/warriors throughout history. That is true. But historians destroy their conclusions when not sticking with truth.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Let’s see what is going on in anti-Serbia land

Headlines from

‘Mass Funeral for Victims of Bosnia’s Koricanske Stijene Killings’
(Alleged killings by Bosnian Serbs in bloody 1992 war.)

‘Kosovo Commemorates Anniversary of Dubrava Prison Massacre’
(Serbs allegedly killed more than 100 prison inmates.)

‘Bosnia Charges Ex-Policeman with Abusing, Killing Bosniaks’

‘Families of Albanian ISIS Fighters Face Long Road Home’

And finally:

‘North Macedonia to Hold First Pride Parade’

Goliath Beer?

Israeli scientists and beer makers joined talents in isolating 3,000-year-old yeast and making a Philistine beer.

“Beer was a basic commodity in the ancient world and was consumed by rich, poor, adults and children, according to Paz, as well as used in religious ritual. As indicated by the ancient strainer-stein, ancient beer was not the clear amber substance we recognize today and it would have been filled with sediment, and produced from a variety of grains, including millet, corn, sorghum, and wheat. Other ancient beverages also made with yeast that are historically thought to have been served in such jugs include mead (a beverage made of water and honey) and wine.

The product is “very close to beers that are known today in Ethiopia and elsewhere,” a participant in the research said.

The dreadful curse of Mohammedanism

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

“A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
“Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

The quote sent by a friend was “Islam is more dangerous in a man than rabies in a dog.” Not an exact quote, but the fact that Snopes says the thought is an accurate summation is remarkable. Churchill likely would disagree with much of Snopes’ findings, but in this the all too often liberal-backing Snopes does not take an antagonistic view of the imperialist politician.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The dangerous Red River

Billy Hale of Clarksville, Texas, was brought up on the Red River, fishing the river from the time he was old enough to handle a pole, running a boat up and down the treacherous river when he proved he was capable of doing so.

A bit over 20 years ago, though, the river almost got Hale.

It was a day in mid-spring, seasonal rains finished, when Hale put his aluminum V-bottom boat into the river. The Red was high with water from West Texas and Oklahoma tributaries, as well as the usual downpours of March and April.

Hale was running wide open, headed west, upstream against the muddy red current. He kept an eye out for floating trees brought downstream and for eddies in the current.

“All of a sudden,” he said, “this butt end of a tree came up out of the water and hit my boat.”

The impact occurred on the left side, behind Hale, and was so sudden and hard that Hale flew from the boat and into the Red.

Few people go swimming in the Red on purpose. The river is known for whirlpools that can drag a swimmer below the surface, with a good chance of drowning the unwary human. When the river is low, sandbars dot the river in places, filling fully three-quarters of the bed in other places.

There are stories of people walking on the large sandbars and who step onto a thin part and disappear into the river, never to be seen again,

The tree that hit Hale’s boat was another danger of the Red, a hazard since boats first entered the river. Trees have sunk several hundred, if not a thousand, boats from the farthest navigable upstream point to where the Red enters the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana.  

Thrown from his boat, Hale hit the fast-flowing river and was immediately taken under.

“When I came up the first time, I could see my boat about 25 yards away,” he said.

Then, the river took him back under.

“When I came up the second time, my hand hit the side of the boat.”

Hale hauled himself into the boat. The motor was still running. Hale worked his way downstream until he reached a place he could put in. He walked to where his truck and trailer were parked, drove to his boat, loaded it up and went to the local hospital.

“I had swallowed a lot of water,” he said. “My doctor told me to go home and get in bed. He said I’d probably be okay that day, but starting the next day I would be sick as a dog. That is exactly what happened.”

When he was well enough, Hale was back on the river, fishing, as he had since childhood.

NC city fines RV sales $11,000 for flying US flag

CEO has right response:

“I don’t care if it goes to $500 a day. It’s not coming down,” Marcus Lemonis, CEO and chairman of Camping World and Gander RV, said.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hungary can’t control its own land, EU court rules

By Alpar Kato

The Court of justice of the European Union (CJEU) on Tuesday ruled in favour of the European Commission in a case brought against Hungary over a law prohibiting contracts earlier used to transfer ownership of farmland to foreigners.

The EC launched an infringement procedure against Hungary for failing to comply with EU rules on the rights of cross-border investors in agricultural land in 2014, and it brought the matter to the CJEU in 2016.

The legislation terminated certain usufruct contracts, or “pocket contracts” in Hungarian, that confer rights to use a property and profit from it.

The contracts were terminated on May 1, 2014, although earlier it was announced that holders of the contracts would enjoy a transitional period of 20 years.

The European Commission also contested another provision in the same law that allows for the unilateral termination of certain land lease contracts concluded more than 20 years ago, subject to a very short notice period.

The CJEU ordered Hungary to cover court costs in the case.

Hungary’s farm ministry responded saying that Brussels protects the interests of “foreign speculators” through its court “attacking” Hungary’s land law.

The government’s policy is to keep the country’s farmland in Hungarian hands and protect Hungarian farmers from “foreign speculators”, the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry will study the court ruling and exhaust all legal possibilities to ensure lawful use of Hungarian farmland, the statement said.

GOT producers: Write the show yourselves, you ignorant twits

HOLLYWOOD – After a petition demanding that the writers of Game of Thrones rewrite the final season received over half a million signatures this week, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss fired back with a rebuttal petition inviting fans to create their own hit series, if they think they’d be so much better at it.
“We named our petition ‘Just try and write a massive fantasy epic as well as us, you ungrateful little shits,” exclaimed Benioff, smoking a joint made from a rolled-up thousand dollar bill. “I’d love to see them do it. I’d love to see them condense 1500 individual plotlines into one season in a way that makes everyone happy, without any source material whatsoever. I’m sure they’ll do just great.”
Weiss agreed, emphasizing that the enormity of the task required some hard artistic choices and if you didn’t like the results, you could “suck a fat one and do it yourself.”
“They’re saying we ‘ruined the show’?” he scoffed from the roof of his solid-gold penthouse suite in LA. “We’re ‘woefully incompetent’? Just you wait until you’ve written the most successful television show in history. Just wait until you have 18 million people breathing down your neck to make sure Daenerys’ character arc is ‘logical.’ What are you gonna do, use common sense? No! You’re gonna burn stuff with dragons, because it looks awesome.”
“I promise you, if we have to re-write this season, the White Walkers are gonna straight-up murder everyone in the first episode, so be careful what you wish for, assholes.”
Game of Thrones fan Christine Baker, who admitted to being quite disappointed in the last season, had strong reservations about Benioff and Weiss’ new petition.
“I mean, I get that they’re mad people are being so negative,” she mused. “I actually thought it sounded like a fun writing challenge. But did the petition just have to consist of an image of both of them giving us the middle finger on top of a Porsche? That just seemed unnecessary.”
At press time, the new petition had received eight signatures, all from Benioff and Weiss under numerous fake names.

Your great-grandmother’s bathing beauty contest

“Second International Pageant of Pulchritude and Eighth Annual Bathing Girl Revue – Galveston, Texas – May 21, 22, 23, 1927.”

37 ladies, from Miss Fort Worth to Miss Italy, in a time when women in bathing suits was not a sexist event.

Read comments, too. Some pickle-noses who have to poke anger at everything.

Economic predictions

“Wall Street indexes predicted nine of the past five recessions.”

Woodpile Report quoting Peter Coclanis.

Not surprising. Some people make a living disseminating propaganda, trying to stir the populous into doing unnecessary things regarding money.

NJ Turnpike in the Wuwu hours

“I recently stopped for gas at a Wuwu in New Jersey, and was surprised to find they pump it for you. I told the attendant that I hadn’t seen that done in about 40-years and she replied they had to because New Jersey drivers were too (edited for content) stupid to pump their own. Well alrighty then.

Monday, May 20, 2019

We let in the people our ancestors left

“As Daniel Bell argued in The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, European intellectuals and artists began in the late nineteenth century to reject the traditional values of the bourgeois ethic, which they found stifling. They became hostile to commerce and business, and their animus was reflected in high culture, especially literature, throughout the first half of the twentieth century. With the cultural revolution of the 1960s, those ideas found their way into the mainstream, where it became fashionable for a new generation of movie executives and other purveyors of pop culture to explore more transgressive themes, including those that questioned the institutions that employed us and furnished us with life’s essentials. The rise of post-modernism, with its ‘creed of pastiche and parody, of the idea that anything goes, of the enthronement of popular and low culture,’ further entrenched an ethos that widely derides big business today. The average American, from a young age and into adulthood, can’t escape being battered by messages that reflect a deep hostility to the traditional strive-and-thrive American culture that big businesses, especially, represent.”

It has been my thought for some time that the nation’s true troubles began in the late 19th century with massive numbers of immigrants. Especially troublesome were the European radicals who passed through Ellis Island in New York City. Today, those who believe the accuracy of television would also believe all ancestors came into the United States by way of New York City. They do not know of the earlier numbers who arrived in Baltimore, Savannah and New Orleans. Do they believe immigrants on the West Coast also arrived first in New York City and hitched rides west?

The New York entries later achieved influence through writing, publishing, entertainment and politics. In those fields, the relative newcomers were able to push aside traditional American values and American’s themselves, deciding for the rest of us, “Our way is the way America must be.”

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Astrakhan farmer’s find leads to Sarmatian warrior’s tomb

A farmer stumbled on a rare Sarmatian burial while working his land near the village of Nikolskoye in the Astrakhan region of southern Russia this winter. Rustam Mudayev was digging a pit when his bulldozer made an unusual sound. It was the sound of a mechanical digger meeting an ancient bronze pot. He took the vessel to the Astrakhan Museum-Reserve for examination and it was identified as Iron Age artifact.

When the snow melted, a team of archaeologists surveyed the find site. The discovered that the bronze pot had emerged from an ancient burial mound. The mound is noted on topographic maps, labeled “Praying Sands,” but had not been archaeologically excavated before.  Digging into the mound the team discovered the remains of an adult male buried with weapons, rich adornments and the head of his horse. 

US infantry strength at end of World War II

Medal of Honor actions by 1st Lt. James E. Robinson.

Men awarded the medal performed amazing feats of bravery. The citation for 1st Lt. James E. Robinson shows another aspect of the European theater that is not mentioned in general books of history. We read of divisions and regiments, 15,000 or 3,000 soldiers, and are not aware of the true numbers of trigger-pullers.

1 st Lt. Robinson on 6 April 1945 was assigned as forward observer to Company A, 1st Battalion, 253rd Infantry Regiment. When the commander and most sergeants were incapacitated by wounds, Robinson led the 23 remaining uninjured rifleman and a few walking wounded in an assault.

“… 23 remaining uninjured riflemen.”

In World War II, an American infantry company’s strength was around 200. 1st Lt. Robinson’s actions occurred one month before the end of the war in Europe. His company was about 177 soldiers below strength. The company’s combat efficiency should have been somewhere around zero. But those soldiers attacked, because an attack was needed.

The plain truth is, at the end of the war, the Army was running out of infantrymen.

1 st Lt. Robinson’s citation can be found at:

Saturday, May 18, 2019

World War II Soviet and Russian art

Some are ghostly. 

You want to leave, and you know the only way to do that is to kill more Germans.

The stupid is strong in Maintal and Offenbach

A beer for Mohammad!

“Local German councils got involved in promoting Islam. They decided the best way to do that was on beer coasters in pubs.”

Dispute between ‘ethnic Albanians’ and Serbs part of old conflict

Montenegro is a diverse country, with several ethnic groups occupying different locales as well as the same towns and cities. Religion, ethnicity and history still play important roles in Montenegro. Attempted restoration of a Serbian Orthodox church in Martinaj, a small town whose population is mostly “ethnic Albanian” has brought protests from the majority population. 

The term “ethnic Albanian” almost always means Muslim. In Kosovo, for example, the majority of the population is “ethnic Albanian,” or Muslim, more than 95 percent by census.

The Serbs want to build their church building on the foundation of a previous church. Eurasia Review says the original building “was built in 1928, but was destroyed in 1941 during World War II.”

Eurasia Review also says, “Martinaj is situated in the mainly Bosniak and Albanian municipality of Gusinje, where locals have previously asked ethnic Albanian politicians to demand that the restoration work on the church be halted, calling it a ‘provocation’.
“During a gathering of priests and Orthodox believers at the church foundations in 2013, a conflict erupted with local villagers, and police arrested 22 people. Orthodox Christians and priests set up a wooden cross at the site at end of April, but it was removed two weeks afterwards.”
Saying the cross “was removed” is true, but Balkan Review has a different explanation than simple removal.
“A local dispute has turned into became a much larger inter-ethnic row after unknown perpetrators removed a wooden cross from the foundations of St. Vasilije Ostroski church in the village of Martinaj and threw it into a nearby stream.”
Taking the side of Montegran ethnic Albanians, “former Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha wrote on Facebook that “Montenegro-Serbian extremists are restoring the church to provoke Albanian residents’”.
That is the way things are in parts of the Balkans, the way things have been for centuries. Any attempt at restoring anything Christian is termed provocation by Muslims.
Of Martinaj, sq.wikipedia says, “This settlement is almost completely inhabited by Albanians.” Census numbers state a population of 650 Albanians, 25 Serbs and 5 others. The site also says “the average age of the population is 87.2 years.”

Believe at your own peril

There is an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London, which used to have gallows adjacent to it.  Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial of course) to be hung. The horse-drawn dray, carting the prisoner, was accompanied by an armed guard, who would stop the dray outside the pub and ask the prisoner if he would like ''ONE LAST DRINK''.  If he said YES, it was referred to as ONE FOR THE ROAD. If he declined, that prisoner was ON THE WAGON. 

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot and then once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery. If you had to do this to survive you were "piss poor", but worse than that were the really poor folk, who couldn't even afford to buy a pot, they "Didn't have a pot to piss in" and were the lowest of the low. 

But wait! There’s more!

Eliminating Thomas Jefferson

“Mayor Pete Buttigieg was on the Hugh Hewitt Show this week and Hugh hit him with one question that the entire field will be answering sooner or later. Democrats have been renaming their annual Jefferson-Jackson dinners all over the country because Jefferson was a slave owner. Is Mayor Pete onboard with these changes? Oh, you bet he is, buddy. (Free Beacon)
“Pete Buttigieg, who is running in a crowded Democratic field for president, said on Friday he believes renaming events and things named after President Thomas Jefferson is the 'right thing to do.'
“The South Bend mayor appeared on The Hugh Hewitt Show, where he was asked to weigh in on the name of the annual Indiana Democratic dinner, which was formerly named after party founders and former presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Indiana Democrats changed the name of the annual dinner in 2016…
“’Yeah, we’re doing that in Indiana. I think it’s the right thing to do,’ Buttigieg said. ‘Over time, you develop and evolve on the things you choose to honor … Jefferson is more problematic. There’s a lot of course to admire in his thinking and his philosophy, but then again if you plunge into his writings, especially the notes on the state of Virginia, you know that he knew slavery was wrong.’”

Thomas Jefferson is considered the father of the Democratic Party. Today’s Democrats, acting like the unrestrained rebellious teenagers they are, want to throw out the Old Man, in the case of Jefferson because he owned slaves. Our modern Democrats want to unname everything Jefferson.

Why do they not take the idea to its logical end – Unname everything now called Washington, Jefferson and Jackson? Require all Americans who hold one of those last names to rename themselves and their progeny. Shoot, find out the names of every slave owner and eliminate those last names from buildings and monuments, and make further use of those names illegal. It's the (Democratic) logical thing to do.

B-52s return from the Boneyard

Wise Guy’ flies again
A BUFF nicknamed “Wise Guy” this week became the second B-52 Stratofortress ever to be returned to service from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the airplane cemetery known as the “Boneyard.”
Another BUFF nicknamed “Ghost Rider” was the first to come back from the dead.
The bomber was was selected to replace another B-52 that was damaged in a fire, said Maj. Phillip Ventura, spokesman for the 2nd Bomb Wing.
On Jan. 28, 2014, an oxygen leak caused a fire on a B-52H, which was undergoing routine maintenance, Ventura said in an email Thursday to Air Force Times. Although the plane was not destroyed, repairing the damage was deemed to be too costly.
Global Strike Command decided the most cost effective option was to replace the damaged bomber with another B-52H in storage at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
After “Ghost Rider” was selected to replace the damaged B-52H, crews from the 2nd and 307th Bomb Wings spent 70 days at Davis-Monthan making the plane able to fly to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, he said.

Totalitarians seek non-Christian Europe

Ottoman Turks, Communists, Nazis, pro-Muslim politicians are all the same. Each cult seeks its own religious domination. Each wanted or wants centralized rule – Istanbul, Moscow, Berlin and Brussels, elimination of nation-states, no borders except for administrative reasons.

“Europe is locked in a ‘civilisational struggle’ between those seeking to preserve the continent’s Christian and national principles and those who would rather see it become ‘post-Christian and post-national’, Hungary’s parliamentary speaker said in Dresden on Friday.
“Central Europe holds the key to the future of a Europe that seeks to return to its Christian and national roots, László Kövér was quoted as saying by parliament’s press office at a conference organised by the Saxony state parliament. In his address, Kövér added that the region could set an example for western Europe.”
“Those who want to put an end to the era of Christianity, nations and nation states in Europe to further their own power goals are inciting and preaching anti-Christianity in the name of value neutrality, anti-national sentiments in the name of multiculturalism, and anti-state views in the name of globalism.”


Friday, May 17, 2019

Woman who stabbed daughter, set fire, gets three life sentences

Tulsa County District Judge Dawn Moody sentenced (Taheerah) Ahmad to three concurrent life sentences on two counts of child neglect and one count of assault by means likely to produce death, with a consecutive 10-year sentence on a charge of first-degree arson.

Before Moody issued the sentence, prosecutors played the nearly hour-long tape of Ahmad’s interview with investigators after her arrest on May 15, 2018. In the interview, Ahmad referenced her “so-called daughters” when initially discussing the 11-year-old she had stabbed with a dagger and garden pickaxe more than 100 times and the then-9-year-old who had escaped to run for help during the attack.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

This is just weird

Two German medieval combat enthusiasts killed with crossbows were shot through the heart with arrows and a third fatally through the neck, reports say.
The three were found in a hotel room in Bavaria on Saturday, along with three modern crossbows. Two were used to fire the arrows, prosecutors say.
A man and woman were in bed, hand in hand, impaled with arrows. A woman hit in the neck was lying on the floor.
The deaths, near Passau, were linked to two more deaths in north Germany.
Passau prosecutors are sure there was nobody else in the hotel room apart from the three who died. There was no sign of any struggle. The hotel is in an idyllic spot by the River Ilz, popular with hikers.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Chicago-area police warn of zombie raccoons

RIVERSIDE, Ill. (AP) — The warning about “zombie raccoons” may sound like something out of a bad television show, but a suburban Chicago police department says they present serious dangers to family pets.
The critters are called zombies because those carrying the distemper virus often stagger on their hind legs and bare their teeth. Riverside’s police department says if they bite dogs they can transmit the serious disease that can cause respiratory and gastrointestinal problems and affect the nervous system.
The department issued its warning after fielding calls about raccoons acting oddly and says anyone who sees such an animal should call police. Chief Tom Weitzel tells the Chicago Tribunethat officers will put the animals down and public works crews will dispose of their carcasses.

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This morning, my oldest started out on a motorcycle trip that will take him from Florida to Maine, this journey to the last of the lower 48 states since his retirement from the Army almost five years ago. He also went to Hawaii on his first mid-tour Iraq deployment. Forty-nine states. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Metal detectorists find more than 3,000 Roman coins

Metal detector enthusiasts discovered a hoard of Roman copper coins near the village of Rauceby in Lincolnshire in July of 2017. They had searched the area for years with only a few minor finds to show for it. This time when their detectors signaled the presence of metal, when they dug they found a massive quantity of Roman coins.

They alerted the authorities and a full excavation of the site ensued. Lincolnshire County Council archaeologist Adam Daubney and Sam Bromage from the University of Sheffield unearthed the ceramic pot that the coin hoard was buried in and  small separate hoard of 10 coins. All told, more than 3000 copper-alloy  were found. It is the largest coin hoard from the 4th century ever found in Britain.