Thrill Is Gone

28 09 2016

Washington, D.C.

For the first time in his Presidency, the Senate has overridden a veto of President Baraq Obama.  With 97 Senate votes, it passed the Sue Saudi bill into law.  The only no vote was Harry Ass Reid, and there were two non-votes, names I don’t yet know.





Actual Terrorism

25 09 2016

Vatican City

Reuters:

Journalism based on gossip or rumors is a form of “terrorism” and media that stereotype entire populations or foment fear of migrants are acting destructively, Pope Francis said on Thursday.

(snip)

Francis, who has often strongly defended the rights of refugees and migrants, said journalism should not be used as a “weapon of destruction against persons and even entire peoples”.

“Neither should it foment fear before events like forced migration from war or from hunger,” he added.

Last year, the right-wing newspaper Libero headlined its story on the Paris attacks that killed about 130 people: “Islamic Bastards”.

Another right-wing newspaper, Il Giornale, headlined a story last year on the chaotic situation in Libya and the risk that militants might sneak into Italy with migrants: “ISIS is coming. Let’s arm ourselves”.

Noticing things is terrorism, but terrorism is just a tragic accident.

I can see that Francis has joined in the Goliath versus David struggle to speak power to truth.

 





Because a Certain Newspaper Would Be Bitching About Islamophobia

22 09 2016

Manhattan

nyt-fbi-ny-bombing





Shorter Hillary

19 09 2016

Philadelphia

Breitbart:

Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump Comments ’Given Aid And Comfort’ To Islamic State Terrorists

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is accusing Donald Trump of treasonous behavior, because he’s specified that radial Islam is responsible for the surge of terrorist acts around the world.

“The language that Mr. Trump has used is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries,” Clinton said, citing an article by former head of the counter terrorist center Mike Olsen citing Trump’s tough rhetoric as fueling Islamic state recruitment. She described Trump as a “recruiting sergeant” for ISIS.

Shorter Hillary: We wouldn’t have an Islamic terrorism problem if people would just quit calling it Islamic terrorism.

That’s also their attitude about black crime.

The new modern progressive way to solve problems is to complain about everyone else thinking that they are even problems; if they can attach some social justice imperative, all the better.





“People Wouldn’t Know What’s Going On”

30 08 2016

Dhaka, Bangladesh

If John F’n Kerry advocated this because he thought that cutting off the publicity oxygen supply to Muslim nutbars would deter future acts of terrorism on the part of their ilk, or if he thought that the media should have a gentleman’s/ladies’s/transgender’s agreement not to cover Muslim terrorism because of the “only thing we have to fear is fear itself” factor, to reduce public hysteria and paranoia over the matter, then I would give him a fair hearing.  Even though I wouldn’t agree with him as such.  The analogy between Mohammed-al-Terroristiqua and your garden variety young white man beta male rage school shooter isn’t perfect; cutting off the media stream would deter the latter but not the former.  While it is true that a given person has been more likely to die from a fatal kick from a cow than Islamic terrorism since 9/11, Islamic terrorism is ultimately grounded in that eternally volatile mashup of nationalist and religious zeal.  However, if Kerry was thinking about one of these two things, we would at least concede his concern is bona fide and rational.

However, he used the exact words that are the title of this post.  His reasoning is entirely predicated on his desire that we not notice things, not notice patterns, and use the reality and fear of Muslim terrorism as grounds to organize politically against mass immigration.  It’s pretty much the same reason why Jim Clyburn’s daughter is using her power as an FCC commissioner to demand that local eyeball TV newscasts that air on FCC-licensed terrestrial media not run stories about black crime, and why the Ferguson Commission Report pretty much endorsed that very idea.  We’re not allowed to notice things.





What Is Wrong With This Picture?

24 08 2016

Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Frenchman stabs British woman to death in an Australian tourist hostel.

Except the first two proper nouns are less than accurate.

If Townsville rings a bell in your head, other than for the fact that it’s a city that has both “town” and “ville” in its name, it should.





Peak Boomer

24 08 2016

Sokoto, Nigeria

Proof that we’re living in the Peak Baby Boomer era.  Even though I know John Kerry himself is just slightly older than the generally accepted cutoff year between Boomers and Not-So-Silents.

On a visit to Nigeria today, Secretary of State John Kerry declared there are “far too many” who join terrorist groups like Boko Haram “because they have trouble finding meaning or opportunity in their daily lives.”

“Because they are deeply frustrated and alienated — and because they hope groups like Boko Haram will somehow give them a sense of identity, or purpose, or power,” Kerry said after meeting with local religious leaders to discuss community building and countering violent extremism in Sokoto, Nigeria.

See?  They’re just trying to find themselves.

That generation is really bad about projecting itself onto everyone else, both older and younger.