The Escape From San Francisco Fundraiser to Help Get the Daily Pundit Out of California And Back to America
Bill Quick

Raised $1,788 towards the $5,000 target.

I always feel squeamish, even embarrassed about these begathons, which is why I don’t run them very often.  Some hold them on an annual basis, but it’s been three years or so since I’ve run one.  Anyway, at least they’re entirely voluntary.  The ice cream, if you want it to be, will remain entirely free for the gobbling.

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve mentioned that I’m planning to leave this benighted city and state, and move back to Indiana, which is actually in America, unlike where I live now. But there are expenses – there are always expenses – and they always seem to be unexpected expenses. In this case, they mostly involve prepping the house for sale. The money you get for selling the house doesn’t help much with getting the joint ready to sell, unfortunately.

So I’m turning to you, my wonderful readers, for help.

I’ll keep track of the progress, if any, with this thermometer, and will keep this post pinned to the top of the page.

You can use one of the links, below, to contribute if you wish to do so.  Of course, anything you care to contribute to my efforts to move out of San Francisco will be greatly – greatly – appreciated.

Please Help Rescue The Daily Pundit…Even A Buck Makes A Difference!




Once again: Thank you so much for any help you see fit to offer.

I’ve gotta get out of this place.

UPDATE: (6/15/16 9:05 PM PDT): I just sent out a large batch of thank you notes. Several of them bounced, almost all of them sent to folks with Microsoft email addys – hotmail, live.com, msn.com. Apparently Microsoft regards my host, Hostgator, as a spam factory (it probably is – it’s so badly administered), and has blocked all mail from Hostgator servers.

I re-sent these notes via gmail. If you got two notes, well, that’s probably why. If you donated and didn’t get anything from me, drop me a note at icebergwtq-at-gmail-dot-com (make appropriate substitutions, and I’ll get back to you promptly. In any event, apologies.

UPDATE:  I thought I’d keep you updated on what your generous donations are going toward in terms of my hoped-for Escape From San Francisco.  Here’s what I’ve done, or at least started to do, so far.

  1.  Arranged to have the rotted out back steps that lead up to my rear patio replaced with concrete ones.  The reason this was job number one is that people coming to see the house via the front door have to pass by a huge pile of trash cans overflowing with r otting garbage, feral cats and raccoons, and squawking ravens and sea-birds.  And the occasional fearless rat the size of one of the cats.  First impressions matter when you’re selling a house.  I’m going to bring folks in through the back, and avoid all of that – at least until they’ve seen the inside of the house first.
  2. Taken bids on the interior repaint job.  Unfortunately necessary, and even with the handyman labor I’ll be using, expensive.
  3. Various minor electrical repairs I’ve been putting off forever because, while irritating, they’re minor.  But I can’t show the house without having them fixed.
  4. I just had some holes in the Pergo floors patched.  A few hundred for that, too.
  5. At some point, I’m going to have to bring in one of those pro cleaning outfits that specializes in prepping a house for showing.  I can do some of it, and I will, but not all of it.
  6. The house has to be “de-cluttered” as a part of the staging process.  Which means I’ll need to put some things in storage until I can have them moved.

I’m still not really close to being able to do everything yet, but at least I’m able to start. So thank you all very much!

UPDATE:  6/20/16:  I’ll be sending out a new batch of thank-you notes sometime today, so if you haven’t gotten a response to your donation yet, just hang on:  It’s coming.  In the meantime, as always, thank you so much!

 

And Now the Battle Is Joined For Real
Bill Quick

Carswell and Hannan Freeze Out Farage, Say They WON’T Stop Immigration

Tory establishment Vote Leave’s Douglas Carswell plans to try to freeze out UKIP leader Nigel Farage from the post-Brexit cross-party negotiations, with Daniel Hannan stating that the official Leave campaign never promised British voters an end to uncontrolled immigration from the European Union (EU).

Just one day after the referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU, Member of Parliament (MP) Douglas Carswell stated that UKIP leader and long-time Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage would not be invited to the cross-party committee which will negotiate Britain’s exit from the EU.

And so begins the guerrilla campaign to overturn the will of the British people.  We’ll see how well they do at beating Farage on the issue.  Anyway, it’s good they are picking this particular hill to die on, because it will make it ever so much easier for Farage to kill them on it.

Googlelicious Tyrants
Bill Quick

Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process.

The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the world as attacks by extremists proliferate, from Syria to Belgium and the United States.

YouTube and Facebook are among the sites deploying systems to block or rapidly take down Islamic State videos and other similar material, the sources said.

Well, I don’t give a damn about Facebook, since I’ve quit them, but Google has taken to notifying me that some of the content in my sixty or seventy thousand odd posts here and at the archive site “violates their content rules.”

None of it is supportive of Muslim terrorism, though, but everything they’ve cited to me so far has been anti-Muslim terrorism, and, to some extent, anti-Muslim as well.

I suppose in the end I’ll have to quit them as well, at least as far as advertising goes.  Which won’t be a gigantic deal, actually.  Google Ads were once a moderately significant income stream for me, but over the past few years, that stream has plummeted by about 80%.  If it goes, it won’t be all that much of a loss.  I took a much bigger hit when most of my anti-gay religious financial supporters left me.

Art of the Deal
Bill Quick

China, Russia eye closer friendship amid tensions with West, East Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

BEIJING (AFP) – Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin promised ever-closer cooperation and oversaw a series of deals onSaturday, as the two countries deepen ties in the face of growing tensions with the West.

What’s that you say?  China and Russia are making deals with each other?

Huh.

Say, do you think it might be a good idea to have somebody in the US White House who wrote the book on making deals?

Instead of a crippled, anti-American putz who couldn’t close a deal on a blowjob in an Indonesian cathouse full of nubile teen whoreboys?

Creation Tales
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » TO AVOID THIS SORT OF THING, “TRUSTED INSTITUTIONS” MUST BE TRUSTWORTHY, AND LEADERS MUST BE COMPETE…

“Elected leaders were swept aside. If that kind of transformation can take place in the U.K., then it can happen in the United States, too. We have been warned.”

Maybe a start would be to have a political class that didn’t put “independence” and “sovereignty” in quotes, as if they were alien concepts.

One more time:  You can have an absolutely terrible political/cultural Ruling Class, but unless and until someone with the skills, talents, abilities, and will to effectively push back against them comes along – think Donald Trump – nothing will happen to gainsay them.

They didn’t “create Trump.”  Trump created Trump.  And Nigel Farage created BREXIT.  And we helped.

My Nominee for Photo Of the Day (BREXIT Division)
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(via the irreplaceable AnnieM – thanks!)

Today’s Deals At Amazon
Bill Quick

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Also…

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I’ve Got To Get Out of This Place: A San Francisco Morality Tale (Feel the Love – Then Be Sure to Wipe Vigorously)
Bill Quick

I am sorry — Medium

You died last night. You were hit by a car at Howard & 7th in San Francisco when you were riding your bike through the intersection. I was a passenger in the orange prius. We saw the SUV hit you, and speed off. We screamed ‘No! No! No!’. But our screams were not heeded.

The man I was with and I ran to you. I tried to find your pulse. I couldn’t. I held your hand, someone yelled at me not to touch you. We stayed with you. You were not alone. We were loving you. We wanted to save you, help you, protect you.

Your friends and roommates have reached out ?—? they love you so much. People who love and are loved have had the sweetest taste of life. I am thankful for those who loved you so, and I am sad you don’t get to be an old loved and loving woman.Your friends and family know you were not alone.

I told them, don’t worry. I wanted them to know that we strangers were with you, not as strangers but as your human family caring desperately for you as our own.

Seventh and Howard is a nasty intersection – I know, I ride through it constantly, always with a careful eye peeled for notoriously oblivious SF drivers.  All of SOMA, given the car-choked streets, (Parking?  Hah!) the hordes of hipster bikies, and the naturally malign urban interactions between the two, is a bit of a death trap for cyclists.

That said, look at the moronic bint who wrote this acre of drivel.  The story is all about her, you see.  Somebody she’d never seen before was slain by an evil SUV, and she immediately loved the victim.  Real, true, love, you know.  Milk of human loving kindness and all that.  Only the kind of love that good progtards are capable of bestowing.  The real love, you see.

People “reached out” (god, how I hate that phrase) to her, and she reassured them.  Because she’s very important, you know.  In fact, she’s the most important person in this entire modern SF progressive morality play.  Which, of course, she then had to write up and smear all over the soppy pages of Medium, another lefty progressive propaganda megaphone.

Clue, you unbelievably irritating schmuck:  That someone you never in your life saw before, and knew nothing about, succumbed to an accident within the focus of your attention does not make that incident special or noteworthy simply because you witnessed it.  Nor should it be brutalized by you into an amorphous blob of progtard virtue signalling, even though doing so undoubtedly allows you to award yourself many, many self-esteem points.  For all you know, the unfortunate victim would have found you as repulsive as I do.

It was an accident.  It had nothing at all to do with you.  Shit happens.  Grow up.

And then, for god’s sake, shut up.

I’ve got to get out of this place.

I’ve Got A Better Headline…
Bill Quick

‘This Is Not My Party’: George Will Goes from GOP to Unaffiliated | PJ Media

How about:  George Will Goes from GOP to Impotent Irrelevance?

Mine’s more accurate, at least.

Follow the Money
SteveF

Guns and the Big Business of Carnage

fear and anger also generate a lot of revenue—upwards of $16 billion, in fact, for guns and ammunitions manufacturers in 2015 alone. …

With numbers like these, there is zero financial incentive for gun retailers, gun companies and their paid-for political lackeys to take any meaningful steps to curtail gun violence. On the contrary, the gun industry tends to benefit handsomely from high-profile mass shootings

Oh, I agree: there’s big money to be had, but the no-talent jackass is looking at only half of the picture. The lesser half, I suspect.

  • Police agencies “have to” have SWAT teams and equipment budgets, which, incidentally, tend to be rolled out for what should be routine matters if there aren’t enough mass killings.
  • Gun-grabber groups send out fund raising email before the bodies are cold. Never mind that their overhead level is suspiciously hard to find and therefore probably close to 100%*, it makes donors feel good, and that’s all that matters, right?
  • Legislators on one side or the other get bribes and lobbyists of course make their living as the bag-men.
  • The propoganda arm of the socialist party – sometimes called news services – bring in lots of eyeballs and thus big bucks any time there’s guuuun violence
  • Haynes, because all those damp panties need to be replaced

Unlike the touted revenue numbers for the gun industry, which are posted in various places with various levels of plausibility (annual revenue figures range from $8B to $20B, though some of the difference comes from numbers for different years; note also that that is revenue, not profit), numbers are surprisingly (that was sarcasm) difficult to track down. Sure, some numbers are unquantifiable — you can bet that Orlando PD will see a budget increase next year, but how much can definitely be attributed to the nightclub mass shooting by that poor, misunderstood guy with no known motive? Heck, I can’t even find a figure for total police budgets in the US.

Other numbers can be tracked down, one by one (OpenSecrets.org is great for campaign donations) but only if you know what you’re looking for — you can look up donations by organization name, but there’s no aggregate figure that I know of for all donations from gun control groups.

This would make a good research project for someone with more patience and access to better information than web search engines. I’d be willing to bet the non-gun-industry profit from mass killings dwarfs the gun industry profit, though.

Not that that matters to “Paris”, the no-talent “artist” who wrote the linked essay. He’s an “activist”, and so the truth isn’t important. All that matters is persuading people of the rightness of his cause, no matter how many inconvenient facts need to be swept under the rug.

* The Brady Campaign’s 2012 budget was something over $3M, of which they spent $4018 on PACs, all for Democratic candidates. Presumably they spent money on public awareness ads and such, but given that their stated purpose was to get anti-gun politicians elected, I think it’s safe to say that they had significant “overhead”. Apropos nothing, their president’s salary is awful hard to dig up.

They Still Don’t Know What’s Hitting Them
Bill Quick

Waterloo Sunrise | City Journal

With yesterday’s Brexit vote, the European dream could be coming undone, and the experts are rattled. Financial markets are tanking, and Euro-boosters with bruised egos are rooting for the British pound to bottom out. That’ll show those ignorant bastards, seems to be their thinking. A recession would be nice, too, especially if it fell hardest on those working- and middle-class Swindon slobs who voted in high numbers to leave.

It’s funny how unhinged the best people become when they don’t get what they want. You’d think that manners, breeding, and higher education would dictate that they keep their decorum at all times. It never seems to work that way. The loudest shrieks and the shrillest commentary come from the halls of academia and the urban salons. Patriotism befuddles them. Why should you take pride in being a Briton—or a Texan, for that matter—when you could be one of us?

But, see, you can’t be one of them.  If you could, then there would be no cachet for them in being one of them.

The whole point of being one of them is that, in their own minds, such inclusion demonstrates an obvious, nay, unavoidable evidence of superiority to the likes of you.  And, frankly, you aren’t going to be born into wealth, attend Brit public schools, go to Oxbridge, and then move into some professional, financial, or technical field, just as you aren’t going to attend a ritzy northeastern prep school, then go on to Harvard, Yale, or Princeton, and then move into some professional, financial, or technical field that will eventually grant you full membership in the Masters of the Universe club.  That is, by the way, no accident.  They have, and will continue, to move the goal-posts for entry into their club until it is sufficiently exclusive to suit them – and exclude you.  Otherwise, what’s the point of having a club in the first place, if just anybody can join up?

They consider this the natural order of things.  You stay in your place, and they will stay in theirs – and their place includes being able to tell you what you can, and cannot, do.

And, frankly, this is the way the world has mostly worked for all of human history.  The boot of the few has always stomped on the face of the many…forever.

Only in America did the notion arise and become politically instituted that the many could become one great nation, and that the people could be as powerful as the plutocrats and politicians who had traditionally run everything.

Of course the plutocrats and the politicians eventually came to hate this arrangement, because they felt it deprived them of sufficient power, and so they’ve been working steadily for the past century or so to shove the United States back into the traditional Euro-template of subservience and obedience, using traditional methods like the importation of mercenaries useful in drubbing the peons into compliance.

And for a while they were so successful at this that they came to believe they had won all the battles, achieved all their goals, and emerged onto an endless high plain of unchallenged eminence…and power.

And then along came the tech revolution and destroyed all their traditional organs and instruments of power, in many cases without them even understanding that those organs and instruments had been destroyed.  In America, they recently armed their White Knight, Jeb Bush, with all the traditional tools of power – oceans of donor money, old media support, lots of insider endorsements…and Donald Trump used Twitter and Facebook to amplify his own unique message of liberation and, bluntly, stomped Jeb and all his weapons into rubble.

Trump has lit a fire, the same sort of fire that the original Founders and Framers lit nearly a quarter-millennium ago.  The French took up that torch – with mixed results – just as the English are lifting the American torch in their own land.

Today’s equivalents of King George and King Louis will not go easily, but they will go.  And it will be leaders like Donald Trump and Nigel Farage, and the tens of millions of “little people” who support them who will see them to the exits.  (Or the jail cells, if necessary).

Technology is now fomenting a new age of creative destruction.  We see the destruction easily enough.  But the nature of the creation is still unclear to us, even as it births itself before our very eyes.

What can’t go on, won’t, you say?  

Well, right now you’re experiencing the process of “won’t go on” working itself out.

Interesting, eh?

As in, “interesting times.”

 

Panic At Commie Clothes Rag Esquire
Bill Quick

Why Brexit Is Much, Much Scarier Than You Think

The process of leaving the EU takes at least two years, so European immigrants will not have to flee across the channel immediately. After that first rush of panic—what will the world be like?—a deeper panic will follow, and it should. Brexit is the first major victory for the rising xenophobia that is sweeping the world, which has already overtaken the Republican party in America, and which has gathered significant support in almost every major democracy. We have to face up to an ugly truth about the world as it is: The hatred of difference is winning.

And guess what, you Marxist simpleton:  That means you’re losing, and as we continue to take back our nations from your greedy, destructive hands, we’ll keep right on shoving you deeper and deeper into impotence and irrelevance.,

Your wails of rage and terror as that process works out will be quite sweet to our ears, I expect.

UPDATE:  Welcome, Instapundit readers and Instapundit Twitter Army!  (Instalanche twofer!)

Lying Liars Lie
SteveF

Breitbart has a number of front-page articles on Crooked Hillary. One is a reminder of what a liar she is:

Clinton’s Lie About Taking ‘Sniper Fire’ in Bosnia Coming Back to Haunt Her

“I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

Soon after the speech, the deception came to light courtesy of a reporter from The Washington Post who was there. Her statements were awarded “four Pinocchios” by the newspaper, a rating reserved for political misstatements described as “whoppers.”

That’s a famous lie, though not as well known as it should be, what with the Mendacious Socialist Media covering for the lying hag for the past several decades.

She’s still not admitting to anything, of course.

“I say a lot of things — millions of words a day — so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement,” she declared.

But her denial is either another lie — millions of words per day would mean a couple dozen words per second for 24 hours — or an admission that she’s really really bad at math.

“Bad at math” is likely. I’ve yet to meet a socialist or communist who was adept at even arithmetic beyond counting on fingers. (Ref also Bernie, the only senator in living memory too inept to enrich himself while in office.)

Or maybe the worthless bitch is just deluded. That would tie in with a statement found in another Breitbart article:

Clinton argued that she would be the best choice for president, assuring voters that her experience would help stabilize the world.

Yah, her vast experience in business, in introducing successful legislation in the Senate, and in international relations has been a wonder so far.

There’s more, but it all adds up to the same thing:

Vote Trump! Because, jeez, what are the alternatives.

Cuckservative Kook Cockroach Kagan Crawls Into Light to Support Hillary
Bill Quick

Exclusive: Prominent GOP Neoconservative to Fundraise for Hillary Clinton | Foreign Policy

rominent neoconservative intellectual and early promoter of the Iraq War is headlining an official campaign fundraiser for Hillary Clinton next month, Foreign Policy has learned. The move signals a shift in the Clinton campaign’s willingness to associate with prominent Republicans and is the latest sign of how far some GOP defectors are willing to go to block a Donald Trump presidency.

Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a co-founder of the Project for the New American Century, will speak at a Hillary for America fundraiser in Washington’s Logan Circle neighborhood on July 21.

Make note of the name, and the associated institutions.  And then do everything you can in the future to render this Cuckservative Kook even more impotent and irrelevant than he already is.

Oh, and if you wish, you can drop this globalist New World Order anti-American hack a thank-you note here.

 

Trump’s Release on BREXIT
Bill Quick

?Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding British Referendum on E.U. Membership | Donald J Trump for President

The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples. They have declared their independence from the European Union and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy. A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense. The whole world is more peaceful and stable when our two countries – and our two peoples – are united together, as they will be under a Trump Administration.

Let me translate this for you:

“Dear Barry,

I’m going to ram that bust of Churchill you tossed out of the Oval Office like so much garbage right up your and Hillary’s asses.”

Sincerely,

Donald J. Trump

Presumed President 2016″

Thoughts On The Brexit
Bill Quick

First, I sure as hell got this wrong, didn’t I?  I figured that I’ve been hearing about disasters for the EU for decades now, but somehow they never seem to happen.  OTOH, I said I would believe in BREXIT when I saw it happen.  And now it’s happened.  

Very few are making the obvious connections between Trump here in the US, and the success of BREXIT in the UK, but it shouldn’t be all that difficult to see.  Both we and the UK suffer froms calcified socialist ruling political classes that are owned and operated by the same global donor class.   In both nations they have managed to create vast swathes of the left-behind, who are in no position to benefit from the policies advocated by the rich and their minions for themselves.

I call this a “let them eat cake” moment.  The ancien regimes have ignored numerous signs of massive unrest, and simply assumed that it could not affect them in any meaningful way,  “Let them eat Jeb ” they chortled here in the US, or “Let them eat Hillary.”  In the UK, it was “Let them eat the EU.”

Instead, to their utter and total shock, they are finding that they, themselves, are being eaten.

The one overriding sentiment I’m hearing from the various Brit financial and political commentors is shocked surprise:  They simply cannot believe that this happened!

Like Trump winning the GOP nomination here in the US.

BREXIT had no place in their fantasy world where all was well, and everything was under control, and they assumed that world was the real world.

It was, and is, not.  The level of hysteria I’m hearing as reality slaps them across the kisser with a dead fish is simply amazing.  By tomorrow, they’ll be predicting the end of the world, and who knows?  This time they may be right.

As you regulars know, I’ve been predicting a combination of financial, economic, and geo-political/military crackup for some time now, to provide the existential challenge that generally ends the Long Cycle.  I have no idea whether this will be a trigger for part of that or not.  But something will be, and it might be this.

We’ll know more tomorrow, and I’ll have more thoughts – in large part dealing with the mechanics of BREXIT (nobody’s actually going anywhere for at least two years) as well as possible follow-on repercussions.

I do know this:  We yatter on about how the technological revolution is profoundly disruptive, but we don’t really believe it, because we don’t see it in our daily lives, or, if we do, we don’t recognize it for what it is.  (Think iPhones.,..)  I have on occasion advanced the theory that the first major disruption of a monolithic system by the tech revolution was the fall of the Soviet Union to people with faxes and telephones and copy machines, and I have wondered when the turn of the other great monolithic system-states would come about.

I think it’s happening now.  Not today, with Brexit, but starting in 2006/2007 with the US collapse into a Great Depression, and the election of Barack Obama in response to the utter failures of George W. Bush.  Anyway, more on that tomorrow, when I’ve had a chance to think on it a bit.

Yeah, I’m Absolutely Sure There Won’t Be a Conservative Third Party Candidate (That Will Be Anything Other Than Impotent and Irrelevant)
Bill Quick

Full commitment: RNC takes bold new step towards embracing Trump « Hot Air

Anyway. Odds that Trump will be ousted in Cleveland with the RNC now joining him in a mutual thumbs-up: Zero, down from one percent yesterday. Exit question: Are we still absolutely sure there’ll no conservative third-party candidate? Read this before you answer.

Read it, Allah, you #NeverTrumptard putz.  It was as full of hot flatulence and cold shit as you are.

 

The 50+ Healthy and Active Store at Amazon
Bill Quick

The 50+ Active and Healthy Living Store

Anybody here over fifty? Well, Amazon has a bunch of stuff right here, all in one place, for you. Pro tip: I take a lot of vitamins and supplements, and I buy almost all of them through Amazon. They are invariably cheaper than brick and mortar, and also cheaper than almost all online outfits as well. And they are, well, Amazon – which means dependability, guarantees, fast shipping, and efficiency.

Remember – anything you buy from Amazon through any link on this site puts a commission in my pocket, at no cost to yourself, so thank you very much! Also, arf! from the Presidential Pomeranian.

Or just CLICK THIS LINK to start shopping for anything. Don’t worry – anything you buy through it will pay Daily Pundit a commission! Thanks!

BREXIT: Foillow Along UPDATE: BREXIT Wins? UPDATE: BREXIT WINS! England Leaves EU!
Bill Quick

Here’s the UK Telegraph coverage:

EU referendum results live: Brexit most likely outcome says leading pollster

Click through to follow along.

UPDATE:  Apparently after an earlier surge, the pound sterling is now crashing.

UDPATE:  Zero Hedge is updating rapidly as well.

BBC is updating more or less in real time.  Currently BREXIT is leading by 140K.  That is, frankly, a shocker.

UPDATE:  Remain has now pulled into a 50k lead.

UPDATE:  About an hour ago, Vox Day predicted that BREXIT would win 55% to 45%.

UPDATE:  BBC calls it for BREXIT!

 

Take 20% Off All Grills and Toasters!
Bill Quick

Sale on Grillers and Toasters for Your Kitchen

With one of these, you can grill a steak in the dead of winter when your outdoor grill is covered in two feet of snow.

Remember – anything you buy from Amazon through any link on this site puts a commission in my pocket, at no cost to yourself, so thank you very much! Also, arf! from the Presidential Pomeranian.

Or just CLICK THIS LINK to start shopping for anything. Don’t worry – anything you buy through it will pay Daily Pundit a commission! Thanks!

 

Meme Watch
Bill Quick

(via PB – thanks!)

Unfortunately, the only one on offer seems just about as awful.  Unless you’re into fake Indians pushing naked Marxism.

Vagina Vigilantes Long March Goal: Let’s Kill All the Mens!
Bill Quick

The Humiliation of the American Male in 2016 | Scott Adams’ Blog

Perhaps the biggest unreported story of this presidential election is the humiliation of the American male. Unless I’m blinded by confirmation bias – which is entirely possible – it seems to me that the humiliation of American men is now institutionalized in the media.

It’s been going on for forty years.  You mean you’re just now noticing?

… But I think we all agree that Melania never asks Donald to go back to the store because he’s too dumb to buy the right kind of soap on the first try.

I predict you will see the largest male turnout of any presidential election in American history. 

Yep.  Lots of male resentment backed up over the past four decades.

Let Me Repeat That: Let Kevin D. Williamson Die
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » THIS ISN’T A GUN-CONTROL DEBATE. THIS IS KULTURKAMPF, Kevin D. Williamson writes: Yes, sometimes …

Fuck Kevin D. Williamson.  Let him die.

I no longer care about, let alone read, a word that he writes.

Ed Driscoll does, of course, but then, that’s what makes him Ed Driscoll.

Yep. It Was Kennedy
Bill Quick

Supreme Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action admissions – The Washington Post

The Supreme Court on Thursday said admissions officials at the University of Texas may consider the race of student applicants in a limited way to build a diverse student body.

The 4-to-3 decision was a surprising win for advocates of affirmative action, who say the benefits of diversity at the nation’s colleges and universities are worth the intrusion on the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection that generally forbids the government from making decisions based on racial classifications.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said the university’s consideration of race was a “factor of a factor of a factor” and met the court’s narrow precedents.

“Factor of a factor of a factor.”

This is what passes for rigorous constitutional analysis these days, I guess.

Where does “factor of a factor of a factor” stand in relation to “penumbras?”

Pretty far out there, I would guess.

The US Constitution is meaningless toilet paper these days.  Which is only fitting, given how deeply America itself is circling the toilet bowl.

Doomed
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Will There Always Be an England? | PJ Media

Sitting here in a London Starbucks on the day of the most fateful vote in recent British history, I wonder what Ross Parker and Hughie Charles would make of the controversy over “Brexit.” I suspect that the authors of the famous 1939 song “There’ll Always Be An England” would be puzzled, not to say alarmed, over the wave of establishment sentiment advocating that Britain remain in the European Union.

“There’ll always be an England,” these songsters wrote, “and England shall be free/if England means as much to you/as England means to me.”

Unfortunately, England means nothing to the European Ruling Class,  except as an object marked for destruction.  And, sad to say, the now inbred and spineless Britains (except for the Islamic enemies they’ve imported to assist in their extended suicide) seem to feel the same way.

Too bad, but, you know:  Let Europe sink.

And let Britain burn.

Trump’s Not Our Kind, Dearie. We’re Supporting Hillary!
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OBAMA IMMIGRATION PLAN BLOCKED BY 4-4 TIE AT SUPREME COURT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency. The outcome underscores that the direction of U.S. immigration policy will be determined in large part by this fall’s presidential election, a campaign in which immigration already has played an outsized role.

Get that, you suicidal #NeverTrumptard #Kookservatives working so hard to make sure that Hillary Clinton will be appointing at least one, and probably more, Justices to the Supreme Court?

Of course US immigration policy will be determined by the outcome of this fall’s presidential election.  Be careful what you wish for.

You just might get it.

Sweet Mystery of Life
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Police shoot dead masked man who took hostages in German cinema

VIERNHEIM, Germany (Reuters) – A masked man took hostages at a cinema in western Germany on Thursday before police stormed the complex and shot him dead, police said.

No other people were injured, a police spokesman said.

The attacker, who carried a rifle or “long gun”, acted alone and appeared to have been a “disturbed man”, the interior minister of Hesse state, Peter Beuth, told the regional parliament.

Police had not identified the man or established his motive, spokesman Bernd Hochstaedter said, adding that nothing immediately pointed to him having a militant background.

German television showed pictures of heavily-armed police, wearing helmets and body armor, storming the Kinopolis complex in Viernheim, south of Frankfurt, and a couple fleeing the building.

Cinema employee Guri Blakaj told Reuters the gunman, who appeared to be aged between 18 and 25 and was about 1.7 meters tall, entered the cinema at around 3 p.m. and told workers to get into an office.

He then went into a cinema theater. Blakaj, who said there were about six workers and 30 cinemagoers in the building, then heard shots fired.

Every time I read one of these reports where everything about the shooter is a mystery, except for one thing – nothing immediate pointed to him having a militant background (translation:  We don’t at the moment actually have video recording him shouting “Allah Akbar!” as he sprays innocent victims with a hail of gunfire) – and the next thing I wonder about is if he will turn out to be a “German” named Abdullah Hussein Mohammed, whose parent “emigrated” with him from Syria three years ago.

But that’s just me.  I’m a cynical old devil.

Are You Paying Attention, Trump Suppoters?
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » DULY NOTED: 

With Democrats’ sit-in, time for breaking rules has arrived. So I guess if a few thousand citizens decide to occupy the House floor, or the White House, that will be okay, too.

Trump is sometimes compared to Andrew Jackson, who invited “the rabble” into the White House for his inauguration, and since I’ve never actually taken the White House tour, this seems like an excellent opportunity.

Followed with a visit to the GOPe limp-dicks and Dhimmicrat Marxist wreckers in the House and Senate chambers.

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Licking The Hand That Murders You
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Support for More Gun Control Jumps to New High – Rasmussen Reports™

Support for additional gun control has risen to its highest level ever, but voters are evenly divided over whether more gun buying restrictions will help prevent future shootings like the one in Orlando.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States needs stricter gun control laws. That’s up from 45% in January and a previous high of 52% in February 2013 several weeks after the mass killings at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Forty percent (40%) still oppose additional gun control, but that’s a 10-point drop from the beginning of the year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Opposition to stricter gun control reached a high of 53% in March 2014. Sixty percent (60%) now think there should be a ban on the purchase of semi-automatic and assault-type weapons, up from 53% last September and also a new high.

Thirty-four percent (34%) continue to oppose a ban on these weapons.

Ben Franklin knew:  What Ben Franklin Really Said – Lawfare

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety…”

Anent this, Ben Wittes, a Brookings Institution stalwart, purports to “debunk” the meaning of the above statement, and substitute his own interpretation, taken from “historical sources. (click the link for his argument)”  Of course, his analysis is sadly flawed by his own biases, and hinges primarily on what he thought was Franklin’s motive in writing the letter containing the famous quote, but even worse, his entire argument rests on the notion that Benjamin Franklin, one of the most influential of the Founders and Framers, did not understand the difference between liberties (which are possessed by the people), and powers, which are possessed by governments.

This is patent bullshit, of course, and can be safely ignored.  Simply take the obvious meaning generally ascribed, and ignore screeds like this one from Wittes, which was, of course, taken up by every leftwing statist around as yet another weapon in their crusade to remove liberties from the people and reassign them to the state as powers.

Sam Adams, as usual, has something equally useful to say on this general matter of the people voluntarily renouncing their god-given liberties:

Samuel Adams Quotes (Author of The Writings of Samuel Adams – Volume 2)

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”

There are apparently many things a majority of Americans love more than liberty.  Wealth is one of them.  Safety and security are others.  Submission and surrender are two more.

Remember 50% minus one of all Americans are of below average intelligence.  And our rulers have done everything possible to increase the Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt, and Ignorance of the entire body of the people.  The dumbasses are more susceptible to such efforts, of course, but they do have at least some effect on the body of the whole people.

Hence what we see here.

Cry the beloved country.

Hey, Listen, We Want You to Pay For Some Rope….
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Unfair “Fair Housing” | City Journal

A divisive issue has arisen in Hillary Clinton’s tony adopted hometown of Chappaqua (population 1,400), in New York’s Westchester County: affordable housing—specifically, whether to permit the construction of subsidized apartments for low-income families near the train station. In 2009, the county reached a settlement with the federal government of a lawsuit alleging that it had failed to remove racial and income-related barriers for poor residents seeking better housing—in effect, that it had discriminated. Since then, HUD has doggedly pushed Westchester, including its wealthy localities, to finance hundreds of new units of subsidized housing and to market them aggressively, particularly to minorities.

What’s at stake goes beyond Westchester County. Through its expansive “fair housing” policies, the Obama administration wants to ensure that poor minorities, who have historically clustered in low-income urban neighborhoods, can avail themselves of the better schools and greater safety of high-income suburban locales.

Actually, it’s so they can disrupt and destroy the neighborhoods where leftist wreckers like Obama and the Clintons see wealth and privilege clustered in bastions erected against “the people.”

And they want to force the local residents to pay for the means of their own destruction and the ruination of their own communities.

Nobody has a right to live somewhere unless they can actually, you know, afford to live there.  If you’re a taker sucking charity from makers, you accept what you’re given and shut your chump mouths.  It is, after all, our money – not yours – that’s paying for it.

 

Oh, Cry Some More Bitter Tears
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Will ‘Trump Family Values’ Save Donald’s Campaign? | PJ Media

Unfortunately, however, we have been here before.  We have been at turning points like this, only to have Trump wander off the reservation again, lost in a swamp of personal grievance and accusation, often over the most trivial circumstances, especially compared to the monumental issues of this electoral season—radical Islamic terrorism (we can include Iran in this) raging across the globe and an economy moribund for years at home.  

Trump has a polling lead on both those subjects and should stick to them with every drop of glue in the jar and then get a refill. Will he do it?  Will he suddenly get at least a little bit zen and engage in one (or rather two) pointedness?

You mean will he finally cater to your squeaming (a portmanteau of squealing and squeamish – like it?), prissy, and pussified preferences, Roger?

I sure as hell hope not.  You don’t seem to understand that you are considerably more a part of the problem, than a part of the solution.

Politics isn’t beanbag, or a little girl’s game, no matter how uncomfortable the brutal reality of it makes you.

Reality is often like that – brutal and uncompromising, and not at all malleable to your tea-sipping, pinky-raised preferences.

Deal, please.

#Kookservative #TDS #HillarySupporters Watch
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All of the usual HillaryMedia are, surprisingly, giving yuge coverage to Trump’s devastating New York speech against Crooked Hillary today.

But at Hot Flatulence and National RINOsaurs Online?  Not a peep.

Arguments
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NBC Producer: Would-Be Trump Assassin a “Good Guy with a Gun”

The US media mostly ignored this assassination attempt on the Republican presidential candidate.

on Tuesday night NBC associate producer Matt Mowrer tweeted that the would-be assassin could be considered a “good guy with a gun.”

Wow!

Via American Mirror:
matt mowrer

Because it’s funny to joke about dead Republicans.
How sick!

Well, you know, it could be argued that the Muslim barbarian savages who’ve slashed the throats and sawed off the heads of so many journalists like this fucktarded moron are just “good guys with rusty scimitars.”

If you want to argue something.

A Moment of Breathless Silence…And Then The Thunderbolts Begin to Rain Down
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Slate: Donald Trump’s Clinton Speech ‘Terrifyingly Effective’ – Breitbart

Donald Trump’s Wednesday morning speech about Hillary Clinton’s record is probably the most unnervingly effective one he has ever given. In a momentary display of discipline, he read from a teleprompter with virtually no ad-libbing, avoiding digs at Bill Clinton’s infidelity or conspiracy theories about Vince Foster’s suicide. Standing in a low-ceilinged conference room bedecked with square chandeliers in the Trump SoHo, a lawsuit-plagued hotel and condo development, Trump spoke for 40 minutes without saying anything overtly sexist. Instead, he aimed straight at Clinton’s most-serious weaknesses, describing her as a venal tool of the establishment. “Hillary Clinton gave China millions of our best jobs and effectively let China completely rebuild itself,” he said. “In return, Hillary Clinton got rich!” He added, “She gets rich making you poor,” and called her possibly “the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency.”

The little birds freeze as the sound of thunder begins to roll in from the distance.

And they shiver.

They know a mighty storm is approaching, a storm that may well sweep them all away.

Here’s the speech:  Donald J. Trump on the Stakes of the Election | Donald J Trump for President

Read it, then stand up and cheer.

Earlier today I commented on my worries that the HillaryMedia would do everything it could to ignore Trump’s speech.  And I sold the guy short.  He made it impossible for them to ignore it, him…or his target, lying  corrupt, crooked Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump Regains Command of Narrative In Wake of Blistering Hillary Clinton Speech – Breitbart

Speaking from SoHo in New York City, the presumptive GOP nominee rebuked Clinton’s “I’m with her” slogan, saying instead, “I’m with you, the American people.”

The Hag wants her serfs to “stand with her.”  Trump wants to stand with you.

Your choice.

I can guarantee you one thing, at least.  There will be waves of terror surging through Crooked Hillary for President HQ tonight, not to mention all the crumbling redoubts of the HillaryMedia.  So…savor that thought.

Termites Tearing Down the House While Scurrying From The Light
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ZERO HEDGE: Investors Moving Brexit Markets With Big Bets

Two days ago we pointed out something surprising: according to Ladbrokes’ head of political betting, Matthew Shaddick, the key catalyst that moved bookie odds on Monday morning, the first day after the suspended campaign in the aftermath of Jo Cox murder was resumed, “we took a £25,000 bet on Remain this morning which helped move the odds in their direction.” This in turn unleashed a global asset surge, as markets rebounded on expectations the Leave campaign was losing momentum, even as actual polls – still neck and neck – did not validate such an observation.

Yesterday I mentioned that PredictIt was overwhelmingly predicting that BREXIT would fail.  But even I, though I didn’t mention it, thought the spread in favor of that proposition was unexplainably high.

Well, now we have an explanation.  A couple of billionaires opening their wallets would have no problems in standing these relatively small betting pools on their heads.  And if their initial efforts move the dial against BREXIT, that alone will trigger market surges that would tend to reinforce the trend.

So.  Another once-reasonable prediction method is now hopelessly farked by the usual suspects.

Good to know, though, that they’re being forced out of the shadows into the harsh light of day, where the rest of us can finally see them.