Capital Beat

21 02 2017

Jefferson City

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A sting operation, which means my brain treads lightly.  In spite of that, you’d have to figure that with a facial countenance like this, he’d be some sort of menace to society.

Though I have to snicker at the fact that four of his five online aliases involve some variant of Mohammed.

And also, that looks like the top part of the WSHH logo tatted on his upper chest.





Known For Calm

30 01 2017

Manchester

Former Ballwinite here goes tee hee.

Reuters:

Trump’s heartland voters shrug off global uproar over immigration ban

Many of President Donald Trump’s core political supporters had a simple message on Sunday for the fiercest opponents of his immigration ban: Calm down.

The relaxed reaction among the kind of voters who drove Trump’s historic upset victory – working- and middle-class residents of Midwest and the South – provided a striking contrast to the uproar that has gripped major coastal cities, where thousands of protesters flocked to airports where immigrants had been detained.

In the St. Louis suburb of Manchester, Missouri, 72-year-old Jo Ann Tieken characterized the president as bringing reason into an overheated debate.

“Somebody has to stand up, be the grown up and see what we can do better to check on people coming in,” she said. “I’m all for everybody to stop and take a breath … Just give it a chance.”

There really is no “uproar that has gripped major coastal cities.”  A small handful of the Soros rent-a-mob has shown up at airports to show off and show out.  There were even a few hundred at Lambert yesterday; Ironically, major renovations to Lambert are part of Trump’s infrastructure wish list.

Interestingly, the Manslaughter Road drag through West County between Barrett Station and Clarkson is starting to fill up with mosques.





I Love the Smell of Leftist Confusion in the Morning

30 01 2017

Quebec City

Really I do.

The last time there were this many BSODs was when people were still using Windows 98.

And also, while everyone’s trying to make sense of Trump’s immigration-related executive orders, trying to figure out what fathomable reason he would have to issue them.  They can’t even…





Gee, H and Gee

16 01 2017

Martinez, California; Orlando

FNC:

FBI arrests wife of Orlando nightclub killer Omar Mateen

The FBI on Monday arrested the wife of the gunman in the Pulse Nightclub massacre on charges connected to the shooting rampage, investigators confirmed to Fox News.

The June 2016 shooting, seen as the deadliest in modern U.S. history, killed 49 people and wounded dozens more. Police shot and killed gunman Omar Mateen after a three-hour standoff, during which he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terror group.

The charges against his wife, 30-year-old Noor Salman, included aiding and abetting his attempts to support ISIS, as well as obstruction of justice.

FBI agents from the bureau’s San Francisco field office picked up Salman outside her home in Rodeo, Calif., law enforcement sources said. She did not resist the arrest.

(snip)

At least three calls were to 911 and one was to a local news service, during which he pledged his allegiance to ISIS and expressed support for the Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Wait what? I thought Omar Mateen did what he did because of generic homophobia and guns. That’s what Congressional Democrats who spent all night yapping and sleeping on the House floor told us. Also I recall something about how we were supposed to be worried about an Islamophobic backlash.

Seriously, the reason why the Democrats and the media went to those lengths is because Trump was dropping major wedges between LGBTQBBQBLTLOL on one side and the Great Religion of Extra Peaceful Peace on the other side, that wedge threatened to cut off the former’s money stream to the party’s war chest.  They had to find a diversion and scream loudly.

“Expressed support for the Boston Marathon bombers.” I wonder if Graham Fuller will ever have enough guilt for his role in that such that he’ll do the honorable thing and kill himself.





Parentheticals Are Unstoppable

12 01 2017

USA

Breitbart:

In a new study of President Obama’s legacy, the Pew Research Center found that religious affiliation and practice dropped off dramatically during his two terms in the White House.

“When it comes to the nation’s religious identity, the biggest trend during Obama’s presidency is the rise of those who claim no religion at all,” Pew notes in a report released this week titled “How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency.”

When Barack Obama took office, those who identified as atheists or agnostics along with those who said their religion was “nothing in particular” totaled only 16 percent of the U.S. adult population. On leaving office 8 years later, the non-religious in America now make up nearly a quarter of the population.

That leads me to an observation and a conclusion, one that’s been brewing in my mind, and one waiting for the right segue to get it off of my tongue.  And one that some of you aren’t going to like.

It is undeniable that atheism and the general universe of the non-religious is growing, we can see it in the data, and we can see it around us.

Now, here’s the thorny question:  Why?

When presented this question, apologists for atheism will make a case something along the lines of people are getting more and more motivated by reason and are using that to break the religious chains of enslavement.  Or some other case suggestive of speaking truth to power, or some fashion of rebellion.

Fine as far as it seems, but there’s a big but involved.  I like big buts and I cannot lie.

People are not naturally inclined to rebellion, bucking the system, sticking it to the man, speaking truth to power, swimming against the stream.  The natural habit of people is to conform, go with the system, stick with the man, speak power to truth, swim with the stream.

At the same time, as we know for a fact, atheism is growing.

So, put the two together, and what do you have?

If more and more people are becoming atheists, it’s because they sense that the stream is moving in that direction.  They sense that being an atheist is a good way to get on the good side of power.

Confused?

I’m about to make it really easy for you:

(((Atheism)))

More and more people are becoming atheists because they are prostrating themselves to Jewish social and cultural power.

A favorite hobby horse phrase of atheists is that “atheism is unstoppable.”  They’re half wrong and half right.

Jews are unstoppable.





Like Father Like Son

6 01 2017

Washington, D.C.

His eponymous father was my preferred Presidential candidate in 2008.

Eat it, Lazy Clay.

And also, I’m going to have to see if I can jerk some chains to see why Archbishop Carlson even permitted this.  After all, a Cardinal Ritter student painted it, and obviously, Cardinal Ritter is a Jesuit school under Carlson’s management.  A majority of white cops in St. Louis, and by that, I mean St. Louis City and County combined, are Catholic.





Coronal Options

1 01 2017

USA

Me, November 10:

We were lectured in the current year that white evangelical/born-again voters would sour on Trump because of his personal life and his social issue liberalism.

In 2012, Romney carried 78% of them.  That matched the record for that group voting red, with Bush 2004.  That was important, because there was a fashionable theory that white evangelical/born-again voters soured on a Mormon, and this statistic refuted that.

That record is now gone.

Trump got 81% of them.

The Atlantic, three days ago:

Many of those 81 percent are accommodating cultural changes in America that are deeply problematic. Liberals have been trying to convince Americans, and evangelicals in particular, that America is not a Christian nation. The 2016 election was evangelicals saying, “Yeah, you’re right! We can’t expect to have someone who is Christian like us. We can’t expect to have someone with a perfect family life. What we can expect is someone who can look out for us, just like every other group in this country is looking for a candidate who will look out for them.”

An easier way to say this is that when the traditional Evangelical issue base is taken off the table, they won’t stay home, but instead fall back on populism and nationalism in other issues.  And that’s how you get to 81%.  This also means that the very people who have been demanding that these issues are taken off the table can’t turn right around and blame the people they wanted not to have this choice for not thinking about these things when casting their votes.  It was like:  “The social issues shouldn’t matter anymore” on the one hand, but “How could you vote for such a lecher like Trump?” on the other hand.