Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year; 1944-45

  31 Dec 1944;
  • Cruiser Köln was damaged by Allied aerial attacks. [Main Article | CPC]
  • The British Home Guard was officially disbanded. [CPC]
  • One B-17 Flying Fortress bomber of USAAF 8th Air Force attacked Helgoland, Germany. [Main Article | CPC]
  • German troops launched Operation Sylvester/Operation Nordwind, attacking south near Strasbourg, France. [TH]
  • Otto Skorzeny arrived at Wolfsschanze in East Prussia, Germany. He received care for his wounded left eye from Hitler's personal doctor Stumpfecker. Later in the day, he reported to Hitler regarding his commando mission during the Ardennes Offensive. As he departed, Wilhelm Keitel invited him to remain to join the rest of the German leaders for the New Year's celebration, but Skorzeny declined, opting to re-join his men in Cologne, Germany instead. [Main Article | CPC]


    US troops re-captured Rochefort, Belgium, while the US Third Army began an offensive from Bastogne. [Main Article | TH]


    The Hungarian Provisional Government switched sides and declared war on Germany. [Main Article | CPC]

    United Kingdom
    German V-2 rocket hit near the intersection of Stroud Green Road and Stapledon Hall Road in Crouch Hill, London, England, United Kingdom at 2340 hours, killing 15 and seriously injuring 34. 15 homes were destroyed by this attack. This rocket was the 382nd, and the last, rocket to hit England in 1944. [CPC]

    Children of Envoys Greet U.S. (1944)


     Political Cartoons by Dana Summers
    Ann Coulter  ... "Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown is today being used as grounds to demand all sorts of new rules for cops. Most people had a pretty good sense of the case after seeing surveillance camera shots of Brown assaulting the manager of a liquor store he was robbing about 10 minutes before his encounter with Officer Wilson. By the time the grand jury documents were released, there was no serious doubt that the shooting was justified.

    "But again, as a result of a hoax racial incident, Democrats are demanding race quotas for arrests. To hell with due process. If we can stop just one thing that never happened from ever happening again, it will have been worth it.

    "The only new rule we really need is one to stop these infernal liberal hoaxes."

     No grand jury would indict the poor, falsely accused KBR employee who foolishly had sex with Jones, so she filed a civil suit against that one man. The jury ruled for him, and the court ordered Jones to pay $145,000 in legal costs. Jamie Leigh Jones' place in the Crystal Magnum, Tawana Brawley Hall of Fame was thus secured.

    A small "conversation" about race that Eric Holder encouraged

    A National Conversation about the American Ghetto   ... "Media sensationalism this year about two black deaths at the hands of white policemen inflamed the argument, while the president of the United States, the attorney general of the United States, the mayor of New York, and race-hustling entrepreneurs from Al Sharpton on down to any brother in the street with a bullhorn jumped on the black-while-walking bandwagon.  

    "Here, however, is one standup law-enforcement professional, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., who begs to disagree." ...Read more:

     The outgrowth of pandering to race activists is this:  NY Police Tell Mayor De Blasio NOT to Attend Their Funerals After He Throws Them Under the Bus 

    Will Families of Slain NYPD Officers be Obama's Guests at the SOTU Address?   ... "After all, if the belief on the left is that “anti-government, pro-gun, xenophobic populism” contributed to the Tucson, Aurora, and Newtown tragedies, isn’t it then the president’s responsibility to acknowledge how expressions of sympathy for the Trayvon Martins and Michael Browns of the world might become an inspiration for Ismaayil Brinsley types to attack and kill cops?" ...

    Then, just as the president stressed the significance of saving one child’s life through gun control in a prior State of the Union, this year, Obama can announce new measures to protect the lives of the police officers currently threatened by the disgruntled black youths he and his cohort of race-baiters have so blatantly incited.
    Liberals' Use of Black People  ... "Whenever there has been a serious push for school choice, educational vouchers, tuition tax credits or even charter schools, the NEA has fought against it. One of the more callous examples of that disregard for black education was New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's cutback on funding for charter schools where black youngsters were succeeding in getting a better education. That was de Blasio's way of paying back New York's teachers union for the political support it gave him in his quest for the mayor's office." ...
    ... "When black Americans finally realize how much liberals have used them, I'm betting they will be the nation's most conservative people. Who else has been harmed as much by liberalism's vision and agenda?"

    Revisiting Tawana Brawley and Al Sharpton ... "After Al Sharpton and several lawyers started to take charge of the publicity on the case, that’s when her charges got a great deal more specific and became a national scandal:
    Sharpton, Maddox, and Mason generated a national media sensation. The three claimed officials all the way up to the state government were trying to cover up defendants in the case because they were white. Specifically, they named Steven Pagones, an Assistant District Attorney in Dutchess County, as one of the rapists, and called him a racist, among other accusations.
    ... "Pagones has said he’d forgive the debt if Brawley admits she lied. But she sticks to her story, as does Maddox (Mason, now a minister, has been quiet). Sharpton? Well, we know about Sharpton, who has gone on to greater fame and White House visits, as well as provoking a number of murders."
     Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

    Tuesday, December 30, 2014

    If this President said it, it must be true. Period

    Public Trust in Media at an All-Time Low

    Candy Crowley would be the poster girl if there were not so many other incidents to choose from:

    Peter Wehner    "According to the most recent Gallup survey:
    Americans’ confidence in the media’s ability to report “the news fully, accurately, and fairly” has returned to its previous all-time low of 40%. Americans’ trust in mass media has generally been edging downward from higher levels in the late 1990s and the early 2000s.
    "A few data points worth noting:
    • In the last 15 years, the percentage of Americans expressing a great deal or a fair amount of trust in the media was 55 percent. The drop in trust in the media has been trending downward since then — and is now 15 points below what it was in 1999.
    • Trust among Democrats, who have traditionally expressed much higher levels of confidence in the media than Republicans have, dropped to a 14-year low of 54 percent in 2014.
    • Republicans’ trust in the media is at 27 percent, one percentage point above their all-time low, while independents held steady at 38 percent — up one point from 37 percent in 2013.
    • Democrats — with a majority of 52 percent — are most likely to think the media are just about right, while a mere 18 percent of Republicans feel this way about the news. More than seven in 10 Republicans say the media are too liberal.
    • Americans are most likely to feel the news media are “too liberal” (44 percent) rather than “too conservative,” though this perceived liberal bias is now on the lower side of the trend. One in three (34 percent) say the media are “just about right” in terms of their coverage — down slightly from 37 percent last year.
    • Nearly one in five Americans (19 percent) say the media are too conservative, which is still relatively low, but the highest such percentage since 2006. This is up six points from 2013 — the sharpest increase in the percentage of Americans who feel the news skews too far right since Gallup began asking the question in 2001.
    You mean like this Dan Lothian CNN question? CNN to Obama: Are GOP candidates “uninformed, out of touch, or irresponsible” 

     120087 600 Obama Down cartoons

    Egypt, Morocco, and United Arab Emirates ban “Exodus” movie

    "The Egypt story broke late last week, but a more detailed statement was apparently released a couple of days ago, and the UAE story is new.

    "1. AP reports that Egyptian censors (1) “objected to ‘intentional gross historical fallacies that offend Egypt and its pharaonic ancient history in yet another attempt to Judaize Egyptian civilization, which confirms the international Zionist fingerprints all over the film,’” (2) faulted the movie for “inaccurately depict[ing] ancient Egyptians as ‘savages’ who kill and hang Jews, arguing that hanging did not exist in ancient Egypt,” and (3) said the movie “presents a ‘racist’ depiction of Jews as a people who mounted an armed rebellion,” and (4) “objected to the depiction of God as a child.”

    "2. Agence France-Press reports that Moroccan censors objected on what seems to be one of the grounds the Egyptian censors used: that the movie “contained a scene that represents God in the form of a ‘child who gives a revelation to the prophet Moses.’”....

    Monday, December 29, 2014

    Video: DeBlasio Met With Boos And Cat Calls At Police Academy Graduation

    The Lid   "Mayor Bill de Blasio was met with some boos and when he addressed NYPD officers graduating from the Police academy during a ceremony at Madison Square Garden Monday morning. The boos and calls were constantly in the background, never interrupting him and at most points you can hear the screams in the background, but couldn't really understand what he was saying.

    "Although at one point de Blasio said "you didn't create problems," and someone in the crowd shouted audibly "No, you did!" and the crowd went crazy.

      "As they should have the rookies didn't join in and remained stoic through out. But the problems between the NYPD and the Mayor continue...check out the video below:"

    #MallBrawl Part II: Teen mobs terrorize malls across America

    Broadside News  "previously reported that malls across America were forced to close down after teen mobs – consisting vastly of male and female teenage and young adult black Americans – appeared almost simultaneously and engaged in inexplicable brawls. In many cases, retailers closed their gates in an effort to protect themselves and shoppers from the chaos.

    "All of these occurred over the weekend.

    "In many of these cases, the disturbance began with a few agitators in the food court and oftentimes spilled over into the respective mall parking lot. Oftentimes witnesses described hearing shots fired, and in all of those cases, police dismissed those claims.

    "So far, these attacks (mostly at malls) have been documented at the following locations (click here for details on some of these incidents):" ...

    Arab terrorists have released a "How to kill a Jew" video, and its going viral.

    The Jewish Press   "The “resisters of occupation in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem” are spreading on Arab social media a frightening video demonstrating tactics on how to stab a Jew to death quickly and efficiently.

    "The 1-minute and 13-second video, as seen below, shows the “teacher” calmly walking up to a “victim,” stabbing him, and walking away.

    "One of the tactics appears to imitate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) method of beheading." ...

    Awaiting condemnation from the Western Left. 

    CNN’s Don Lemon Makes ‘Worst of Journalism’ List for 2014

    "I don’t watch CNN anymore, but I’m very familiar with Don Lemon from all the times he’s appeared on conservative news sites seeking to correct something he said.

    "According to The Hollywood Reporter, lots of people have noticed Lemon’s work:
    CNN’s Don Lemon Named to ‘Worst Journalism of 2014′ List
    Don Lemon has picked up a dubious honor: ranking in a Columbia Journalism Review fellow’s list of the “worst journalism” of 2014.
    The anchor has made headlines throughout the year for controversial moments during his tenure as a CNN newsroom anchor.
    In a post written by David Uberti, the CJR fellow makes a case for why Lemon deserves to be ranked along with other missteps in journalism over the past year.
     As one of the most recognizable anchors on CNN, Don Lemon has helped lead the cable network’s coverage of the biggest stories of the year. Live television is exceedingly difficult to produce, of course, but Lemon’s gaffes this year offer a case study in how to choose words wisely — or not,” Uberti wrote.

    "The fine folks at Twitchy think they may have uncovered the reason for Lemon’s new distinction:" ...

    Giuliani: Obama Backing Police with Al Sharpton Next to Him Like Promising to Fight the Mafia Alongside Joe Colombo

    "President Obama might offer plenty of praise for American police at some times, but his friendly associations with Al Sharpton and comments at other times add up to contempt for police officers, Rudy Giuliani says.

    "Asked by CBS whether he’d recant some claims about President Obama’s anti-police rhetoric because the president has praised police often, Giuliani declined, and pointed first to the president’s frequent meetings with Sharpton.

    “ 'You make Al Sharpton a close adviser, you’re going to turn police against you,” Giuliani said. “I saw this man help cause riots in New York; I’ve heard his anti-police invective firsthand. To have a man who hasn’t paid $4 million in taxes, to have a man who’s spent his career helping to create riots and phony stories about police, to have that man sitting next to you speaks volumes. Actions speak louder than words.”

    “ 'You put Al Sharpton sitting next to you,” Giuliani said, “you just said you’re against the police.”...

    Obama on Iran Embassy: ‘Never Say Never’

    "President Barack Obama hinted that he might be prepared to establish a new U.S. embassy in Tehran ” if we can get a deal on making sure that Iran does not have a nuclear weapon,” and the deal led to warmer relations with the Iranian regime. Obama’s remarks were published Monday in an interview with National Public Radio host Steve Inskeep. Essentially, the U.S. would be prepared to tolerate and legitimize the autocratic rule of the Iranian regime, as long as it agreed not to become a nuclear threat." ...

    This president is setting our nation up for some foreign policy failures. After it all falls apart, Mr. Obama will tell his adoring crowds how the following president's policies destroyed the good work done by him. 
    How ironic it would be if Obama had another Bush to blame for his failures. TD

    Our biggest threat?

    Sunday, December 28, 2014

    The state of race relations in Obama's America

    Urgent Message to Eric Holder: You and YOUR PEOPLE Are Out of Control! 
     Dear Attorney General:
    In case it has escaped your attention, you and YOUR PEOPLE, including Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Mayor de Blasio and most members of the Democrat Party, have allowed yourselves to become agents of hatred and racial enmity of such intensity as to threaten the general peace and well being of the American people.
    ..."Your bias against law enforcement officials is particularly distressing when it stokes the fires of hatred against police." ...

    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE : Ferguson's Media Darling Flames Out   "Joshua Williams was the liberal-media darling of the Ferguson protests; now he’s an alleged arsonist."  
    ... "During the Ferguson protests, Williams perfected the skill of catching the attention of journalists and using them to elevate his claims of police brutality to national attention. Quoted or photographed in countless articles in publications including the New York Times and USA Today, Williams claims police in Ferguson, Mo., targeted him because he is black. The truth, caught on tape by National Review Online, is much different."...


    Whose Puppet Are They?

    Power Line "To a large degree, those who engage in violent protests are the same people, regardless of their alleged cause–anti-war, anti-economic development, anti-police. And those who organize the demonstrations are, likewise, largely the same groups, year after year. We wrote here about the fact that the Communist group A.N.S.W.E.R. is a chief organizer of the anti-police protests in New York. That post might have been the inspiration for this cartoon by Michael Ramirez, which depicts anti-police protesters as the puppets of A.N.S.W.E.R. and Occupy Wall Street, appropriately accompanied by a hammer and sickle. Click to enlarge:"

     "Why are these connections so little remarked upon in the press? Presumably because reporters and editors don’t want to embarrass their political allies."

    Film review: The Interview

    "NoteIncludes some spoilers.

    "Let’s start off with the positive aspects of The Interview. The decision by some smaller theater operators to show the film demonstrated some courage and defiance, and the uneventful showings of The Interview exposed the lack of corporate intestinal fortitude in the larger chains in the face of hardly-credible threats. Sony’s decision to offer on-demand release in the face of a much-more credible threat from hackers could not have been an easy decision, even though it was the right one. Tinpot dictators and hackers should not be allowed to shut down American artists by extortion.

    "With that in mind, I watched The Interview on YouTube yesterday, and the film raises a big question. It’s not why North Korea or hackers wanted to block it from publication. It’s why anyone at Sony would have green-lighted it in the first place.  Even for a bromedy, The Interview is exceedingly juvenile, obsessed with scatalogical humor, and is almost utterly lacking in wit." ...
    While on the subject of tin-pot* dictators: Egypt Bans ‘Zionist’ Film on Biblical Exodus   “It is a Zionist film,” Egyptian culture minister, Gaber Asfour, said. “It gives a Zionist view of history and contains historical inaccuracies and that’s why we have decided to ban it.” The Guardian’s coverage of the issue is a fine example of cultural relativism. Would the paper have been so matter-of-fact about the story if it were Israel banning a story that celebrates Egyptians?

     *Tin-pot definition

    Have You Heard The Joke About The Rapper Who DEMANDED $100 Trillion In Reparations?

     Azealia Banks Reparations

    Downtrend   "This past Friday, rapper Azealia Banks unleashed a Twitter rant in which she demanded that the U.S. government fork over $100 trillion in reparations, reports the Daily News:
    “ITS MY MONEY, AND I WANT IT NOWWWWW!!!!!!” Banks tweeted on Friday afternoon, after linking to stories from various newspapers describing the ways in which American Indians and Holocaust survivors have sought reparations from the American and German governments, respectively.
    “Jews and Native Americans all got reparations because they organized. Please don’t let my ‘beef’ with hip-hop distract from what we need… To be focusing on. We are owed MAJOR F***ING BUCKS kids, MAJOR BUCKS.”
    "Keep in mind that this lunatic happens to be worth $3 million and grew up attending posh music schools in Manhattan."...

    Trust me, there are millions of African-Americans who are embarrassed by characters such as this.

    Saturday, December 27, 2014

    Ret. Woburn Chief Emotionally Speaks Out About “Protests” at Candle Light Vigil Honoring Slain Woburn Officer Jack Maguire

    The Valley Patriot
    “Many times our lives have been threatened by people like those today that are marching. And they shouldn’t. They should be thanking us and thanking Jack who gave his life for this community.”  Ret. Woburn Chief Phil Mahoney

    ..."Emotions still run deep in the City of Woburn, Massachusetts four years after the murder of Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire, who was shot and killed by a Deval Patrick parolee who had robbed the Kohl’s jewelry counter only a few day’s after his release." '''

    World War 2, Dec 27, 1944

    While our troops were freezing in the Ardennes:
    When the Army Invaded Montgomery Ward Bloomberg ViewLiveblogging World War II: December 27, 1944: FDR Seizes Montgomery Ward
    " ...because the company refused to comply with a labor agreement."
    I'm so thankful today's Democrat Party is above such actions.

    One more sad note about US race relations back in those days. If we could only right those wrongs from long ago, to those people who were victims at that time.

    Sadly, there was this incident in the Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge: Massacre of 11 black soldiers  “ 'On 15 February 1945, I personally examined the bodies of the American Negro soldiers listed below,” Everett wrote. In a single-spaced, one-page memo, the assistant regimental surgeon chronicled their wounds. Most had been killed by blows to the head with a blunt instrument, probably a rifle stock. They had been stabbed repeatedly with bayonets. The finger of one man was almost completely severed. The soldiers had been shot multiple times."

    These solders were known as The Wereth 11 of WWII
    ...The Wereth incident happened on the same day, about 10 miles away in the farming village of Wereth, Belgium, and was likely carried out by the same division under SS Major Joachim Peiper.
    After walking 10 miles in the deep snow to reach American lines, Mr. Stewart and 10 other black soldiers from the 333rd arrived, cold and wet, at the farmhouse of Mathias Langer, the Wereth mayor who took them in and gave them bread.
    But someone in town tipped off the Germans, and an hour later a four-man SS patrol pulled up. The unit marched the U.S. soldiers into a cow pasture and executed them. Army autopsies showed signs of torture, although no one but the executioners really knows what happened in that field...
    Black Soldiers Sacrifice Finally Told In New Film  ..."The Aubrey Stewart Project tells the story of James Aubrey Stewart, a soldier from Piedmont, West Virginia, who along with 10 other black soldiers sacrificed their lives to save a family during the Battle of the Bulge." ...
    "The Wereth 11" movie trailer.
    Watch "The Wereth 11"

    German war film: "70 Anniversary...Battle of the Bulge 1944/1945
    Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes...." Read more at LiveLeak

    Profanity-screaming Muslims attack German church-goers, media silent

    The love affair Muslims had for Germany when the Nazis were killing Jews by the millions seems to have dissipated. 
    I have long resented that peaceful Muslims do not publicly condemn acts such as this.  By the same token I have begun - at last! - to realize many of us Christians need to condemn the acts of the
    Westboro "Baptist" Church  for their vicious behavior (but it is good to note they are an unusual group - not millions around the world). TD

    Supporters of the Pegida movement protest at another of their weekly gatherings on December 15, 2014 in Dresden, Germany.

    "According to an English translation of a report posted Friday at the German-language RP Online, a group of Muslim children, including one teenager, disrupted a Christmas service at St. Mary's Catholic church in the city of Mönchengladbach-Rheydt. According to the report, the Muslims disrupted the service shouting anti-Christian profanities. A Google search, however, found that aside from various conservative blogs, the news was completely ignored by the so-called "mainstream media.' "...  Hat tip to  Joe Newby

    Friday, December 26, 2014

    The 11 Most Politically Correct Moments on College Campuses in 2014

    Katherine Timpf has done a great job compiling this list. Via College Insurrection


    This is just a list of the subjects Ms. Timpf covers in more detail at the link.
    "There are almost too many to choose from, but here are eleven of the most politically correct moments on college campuses in 2014:"

    1. Princeton University students launched a microaggression-reporting service.

    2. College students invented a roofie-detecting nail polish — only to be told that that’s actually also rape culture.

    3. Students hosted an anti-rape-culture rally only to be told that’s — yep — actually also rape culture.

    4. A school campaigned against “offensive” language such as “wuss,” “you guys,” and “derp” because it has an “oppressive impact on culture.”

    5. Students opposed a female-to-male transgender candidate for class diversity officer because he’s a white man.

    6. A school told its orientation officers not to use the word “freshman” because it promotes rape.

    7. A liberal group demanded the school teach a mandatory transgender-sensitivity class to right the wrongs of colonial America.

    8. A student newspaper’s editorial board wrote a whole piece about how racist bras are. 

    9. The War on Tacos.

    10. The War on Coconut Bras. The photo at right I used to think hilarious, but it kinda gags me now.

    11. Harvard University was about to stop buying water machines from the Israeli company SodaStream because they might be a microaggression.

    What can happen when you have a Muslim's baby

    Debbie Schlussel   "No tears from me for Lidia Herrera, a former Cuban, who married a Bosnian Muslim. She’s whining that her young boy is now an ISIS terrorist, courtesy of her husband who joined the jihad. You would think a woman who escaped Cuban subjugation and tyranny would decline to choose yet more subjugation and tyranny that is inherent in Islam. But you would be wrong.

    Marry a Muslim & This Could Be Your Kid’s Future (& Present) . . .

    Lidia Herrera’s ISIS Prodigy Son Attends the Kids Jihad University for the Gifted
    "The last time Lidia Herrera saw her son was in November last year when she gave him to his father before leaving home in Italy and going to visit relatives in Cuba. But instead of babysitting the boy, her estranged husband Ismar Mesinovic instead took his son to Syria where he signed up to fight for ISIS. And now, a year after the pair went missing, Miss Herrera has seen her son again for the first time as part of an online propaganda campaign for the terror group." ...

    Obama, a One-Man Revolution; In his “fourth quarter,” he feels free to ignore popular opinion, the rule of law, and Congress.

    Victor Davis Hanson
    "Until now there were two types of peaceful American change. One was a president, like Franklin D. Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, working with Congress to alter American life from the top down by passing a new agenda. The other was popular-reform pressure, as happened in the 1890s or 1960s, to change public opinion and force government to make new laws or change existing ones.

    "Barack Obama has introduced a quite different, third sort of revolution. He seeks to enact change that both the majority of Americans and their representatives oppose. And he tries to do it by bypassing Congress through executive orders and presidential memoranda of dubious legality." ...
    Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

    Battle of the Bulge; Dec 26th, 1944. Patton links up with Bastogne defenders

    Patton Relieves Bastogne  ..."Enter "Old Blood and Guts," General Patton. Employing a complex and quick-witted strategy wherein he literally wheeled his 3rd Army a sharp 90 degrees in a counterthrust movement, Patton broke through the German lines and entered Bastogne, relieving the valiant defenders and ultimately pushing the Germans east across the Rhine."

    Cavalry to the Rescue: Patton's Cavalry in the Relief of Bastogne

    Lt. Charles Boggess leading the liberation of Bastogne, Belgium-Bastogne Historical Center 


    Battle of the Bulge Survivors Gather; Recall Snow, Encounters with the Foe

    African-American troops at the Battle of the Bulge 8 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of the Bulge  
     ..."The all black 333rd and 969th Field Artillery Battalions both sustained heavy casualties assisting the 101st Airborne in the defense of Bastogne, and the 969th was later awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation—the first ever presented to a black outfit. Elsewhere on the battlefield, troops from the segregated 578th Field Artillery picked up rifles to support the 106th Golden Lions Division, and an outfit called the 761st “Black Panthers” became the first black tank unit to roll into combat under the command of General George S. Patton. As the battle wore on, Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and John C.H. Lee called on black troops to cover the Allied losses at the front. Several thousand had volunteered by the time the engagement ended.

    Into Battle With the Kurds

    JAWA Report  "I have no idea but I think it means Kurds kick a**. Note the women in the unit."

    ISIS fighters become the good guys:

    A New Poster Child for Black on White Crime

    Colin Flaherty "Paige Stalker might be alive today had she learned about Routine Activity Theory."

    ... "While Paige and her friends were not aware of R.A.T., more and more teachers from around the country are required to teach its counterpart, Critical Race Theory: White racism is everywhere. White racism is permanent. White racism explains everything.

    "In San Francisco during one such training session, a teacher said she and her colleagues were required to close their eyes and feel shame because their ancestors owned slaves.

    “ 'We were told to put our heads down on the table, like little kids being punished,” the teacher said. “We were actually in a classroom, seated at kids' desks while they told us how we should be ashamed for the racism that created slavery and persists today.”

     Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the best selling book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America and how the media ignore it.

    Passenger Booted From Flight After Being Wished ‘Merry Christmas’ Too Many Times


    ... That was when he took it upon himself to not only tell others to stop wishing everyone a “Merry Christmas,” but more. He lectured the airline attendants and the pilot as well on not giving particular greetings to everyone because it’s not right.
    "Both the pilot and members of the staff attempted to calm the man down as he continued to get angrier and his rage built up. No one else wished the passenger a “Merry Christmas,” but he wasn’t in the mood to calm down.
    "Actually, he refused to stop his lecture and that was when security was brought on board to escort him off the plane. The other passengers instantly began cheering and clapping as he was led back into the terminal." ...

    "The Islamic State is failing at being a state."

    Althouse   " 'The Islamic State’s vaunted exercise in state-building appears to be crumbling as living conditions deteriorate across the territories under its control, exposing the shortcomings of a group that devotes most of its energies to fighting battles and enforcing strict rules. Services are collapsing, prices are soaring, and medicines are scarce in towns and cities across the 'caliphate' proclaimed in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State, residents say, belying the group’s boasts that it is delivering a model form of governance for Muslims.' "
    ... " Yeah... well... Woodstock Nation didn't really work out as a nation. Was that even the point? Isn't it more of a state of mind? The actual physical conditions of human health, safety, and welfare can be atrocious, but if you really believe..." ...

    Thursday, December 25, 2014

    Are You Serious? Al Sharpton Complains About “Cheap Demagogues” Exploiting NYPD Deaths

    "Topnotch reporting by the Gateway Pundit reveals that earlier today at the National Action Network headquarters in NYC, the Reverend Al Sharpton complained about those pesky “cheap demagogues who are trying to score cheap points off the deaths of” NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. He also reportedly claimed that the recent protests in NYC have not been anti-police or part of a “kill police movement.”

    "How charming, yes? This from the same sleazy hustler who has time and time again used every trick in the book to try and score cheap points in the game of racial politics."
    "And yet Al Sharpton man has the nerve to complain about “cheap demagogues” trying to exploit the shooting of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu?

    "Let me quickly remind Al Sharpton of something:"

    Al Sharpton's Marchers in New York City Chant "What Do We Want? Dead Cops!" 
    "As Obama civil rights advisor Al Sharpton frantically tries to distance himself from the revenge execution style slayings of two NYPD officers Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, keep in mind that just one week ago protestors at his march in New York City were chanting, "What do we want? Dead cops! When do what them? Now!' "

    Radical Group Behind Chant: 'What Do We Want? Dead Cops'"The day before the nationwide Millions March rally on Dec. 13 — during which the "dead cop" chant was used — TMOC began organizing a sub-protest involving radicalized forces via social media, according to Ashoka Jegroo, a freelance reporter and graduate of the City University of New York’s journalism school."

    "On Saturday, thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., to participate in an event headlined by MSNBC host Al Sharpton  to protest what they say is rampant abuse of blacks by police. Although Sharpton claimed he and his fellow activists were "not against the police," protesters in New York City had other ideas. According to a YouTube video posted Saturday, a number of protesters engaged in a chant calling for the murder of police officers."

    One of history's great tank battles: the Battle of the Bulge

    Mandated Cheer


    If you celebrate Kwanzaa with devotion, I wish you well. The emphasis of the disdain expressed in this column is to me the silly political correctness of liberal Americans. TD

    Ann Coulter " I will not be shooting any Black Panthers this week because I am Kwanza-reform, and we are not that observant. Kwanzaa, celebrated exclusively by white liberals, is a fake holiday invented in 1966 by black radical/FBI stooge, Ron Karenga -- aka Dr. Maulana Karenga, founder of United Slaves, the violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers. In the annals of the American '60s, Karenga was the Father Gapon, pawn of the czarist police.

    "In what was ultimately a foolish gambit, during the madness of the '60s, the FBI encouraged the most extreme black nationalist organizations in order to discredit and split the left. The more preposterous the group, the better. By that criterion, Karenga's United Slaves was perfect. " ...
    "It's as if David Duke invented a holiday called "Anglika," which he based on the philosophy of "Mein Kampf" -- and clueless public school teachers began celebrating the made-up, racist holiday.

    "Whether Karenga was a willing FBI dupe, or just a dupe, remains unclear." ... 
    Kwanzaa bells, dashikis sell
    Whitey has to pay;
    Burning, shooting, oh what fun
    On this made-up holiday!
    "Only white liberals take Kwanzaa seriously. American blacks celebrate Christmas. Merry Christmas, fellow Christians!"     Full article


    Wednesday, December 24, 2014

    Christmas, December 1944

    Christmas in Nazi Germany  "This picture shows a mother holding her child next to a Christmas tree, while three soldiers trudge through the snow of the east. It faces a poem by Herybert Menzel titled “Soldiers’ Christmas"
    Another comment shows a picture of Hitler looking at a Christmas tree with these words:  "The facing page has these words from Goebbels’s 1941 Christmas Eve speech: “On this evening we will think of the Führer, who is also everywhere present this evening wherever Germans gather, and place ourselves in the service of the fatherland." ...


    Eisenhower's Christmas Message to Troops 1944

    Right: Christmas 1944
     WWII Christmas War Bonds
    A Christmas Miracle At The Battle Of The Bulge   "A man now, Fritz Vincken, narrates this true story about when he was a small boy at the time in 1944. The Battle of the Bulge was at its height. A German cook who was with the German Army there had left his wife and the above mentioned little boy in a shack way in the woods seemingly from harm's way.
          " It was December 24th, Christmas Eve and it was a very cold night. Many soldiers on both sides became lost from their units and were looking for a place to stay. Three American Soldiers were lost around the area where the shack was. They saw the light from the shack and the smoke from the chimney. They saw their chance to warm up. They knocked on the door and asked if they could come in. The German lady had a small chicken cooking for themselves but invited the Americans in to warm up and for the Christmas meal.
           "One of the American Soldiers was wounded and the lady tried to make him comfortable. There was a language barrier for a time till one of the soldiers found out the lady could speak French as well as German! So everything was going well and the Americans were feeling right at home!
           "Then suddenly there was a knock at the door." ...

    Christmas Eve in Bastogne
    "To boost morale, Brigadier General Anthony C. McAuliffe, the acting commander of the 101st Airborne, issued this announcement:
    "What’s merry about all this you ask? We’re fighting—it’s cold—we aren’t home. All true, but what has the proud Eagle Division accomplished with its worthy comrades of the 10th Armored Division, the 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion and all the rest? Just this: We have stopped cold everything that has been thrown at us from the north, east, south and west. We have identifications from four German panzer divisions, two German infantry divisions and one German parachute division. These units, spearheading the last desperate German lunge, were heading straight west for key points when the Eagle Division was hurriedly ordered to stem the advance. How effectively this was done will be written in history; not alone in our Division’s glorious history but in world history. The Germans actually did surround us, their radios blared our doom. Allied troops are counterattacking in force. We continue to hold Bastogne. By holding Bastogne we assure the success of the Allied armies. We know that our Division commander, General Taylor, will say: “Well done!” We are giving our country and our loved ones at home a worthy Christmas present and being privileged to take part in this gallant feat of arms are truly making for ourselves a merry Christmas.
    Christmas, 1944 - The Battle of the Bulge

    Stories of Christmas and the Battle Of The Bulge ..."One of the most poignant stories I ever heard about World War II was about American servicemen fighting in the fierce battles in Europe, and how they stopped firing at the nearby German soldiers for a few moments because it was Christmas Eve. And, for some mysterious and awesome reason, the Germans stopped firing as well.

    "Someone began to sing the beloved hymn Silent Night, and the Germans joined the Americans with Stille Nacht." ...   More here.