Friday, August 19, 2016


Michael Walsh attacks never-trumpers here:


He argues us never trumpers are electing hillary.

My response:

Michael Walsh, you are an idiot. 

I am a registered Democrat in ny who won't vote for any liberal, congenital liar. Neither donald or hillary.

So, please tell me how i help elect either trump or hillary as a dem voting for the libertarians in ny? 

Hillary is up 30% in ny. And because we have a federal election decided by an electoral college, my voting trump - who is, right now, guaranteed to lose ny -  would actually be throwing away my vote; whereas by voting libertarian i actuall send a message to both parties. 

And if in some alternate universe, trump was only behind in ny by 1 or 2 or 3% - and couldd actually maybe win ny with the never-trumper vote, then he would be demolishing hillary almost everywhere else, and he still would not need my vote. 

Jerks like michael walsh should stfu. Really. Stfu.


First, the good news. German premier Angela Merkel says that full Islamic veils like niqabs have no place in German society:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described full-body veils used by some Muslim women that cover the face as an obstacle to integration. [...]

Merkel weighed in on the issue in comments to the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland newspaper group published Thursday. She was quoted as saying: "From my point of view, a fully veiled woman in Germany has barely any chance of integrating."
There's just one little thing: either the women wearing them don't want to integrate, let alone relate to wider society, or, they're being forced to wear such awful garments.

Now for the bad news that ruins everything:
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution. [...]

"The phenomenon of Islamist terrorism, of IS, is not a phenomenon that came to us with the refugees," Merkel said at an election campaign event for her Christian Democrats in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ahead of a regional vote on Sept. 4.
What a disgrace. It may not have come from all the alleged refugees, but it certainly did come from plenty. If she thinks Islam is fine in Germany, then there's reason to doubt the sincerity of her argument against the veils. Instead of helping, she's only hurting once more. She probably hasn't even met with any of the victims of Islamofacist crimes to offer her condolences. If she's losing support from the public, it's for the best.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


If you've ever wondered how to turn recipes for non-kosher meals into those that are actually kosher, the UK Jewish News has a whole article about how it's done, and concepts that taste just like pork without actually being pork. It's a clever testament to how food development is advancing marvelously these days.

(On a semi-related note, I set up a food blog recently, where I link to recipes and various other articles for meals whenever I can.)


More violence cropped up this week in France and Corsica, this time involving burkini wearers who, along with their male masters, led to a riot, and so several towns are now banning them from public beaches:
The French government has defended municipal bans on body-covering Muslim burkini swimwear but called on mayors to try and cool tensions between communities.

Three Mediterranean towns – Cannes, Villeneuve-Loubet and Sisco on the island of Corsica – have banned the burkini, and Le Touquet on the Atlantic coast is planning to do the same.

The mainly conservative mayors who have imposed the ban say the garment, which leaves only the face, hands and feet exposed, defies French laws on secularism.

The burkini debate is particularly sensitive in France given deadly attacks by Islamist militants, including bombings and shootings in Paris which killed 130 people last November, which have raised tensions between communities and made people wary of public places.

The socialist government’s minister for women’s rights, Laurence Rossignol, said municipal bans on the burkini should not be seen in the context of terrorism but she supported the bans.

“The burkini is not some new line of swimwear, it is the beach version of the burqa and it has the same logic: hide women’s bodies in order to better control them,” Rossignol told French daily Le Parisien in an interview.
It's also bad for hygiene, and there's various health sources in France who believe, with good reason, that healthy hygiene is crucial.
Rossignol said the burkini had sparked tensions on French beaches because of its political dimension.

“It is not just the business of those women who wear it, because it is the symbol of a political project that is hostile to diversity and women’s emancipation,” she said.

On Saturday, a brawl broke out between Muslim families and a group of young Corsicans in Sisco after a tourist took pictures of women bathing in burkini. The mayor banned burkinis on Monday.
And they're doing the right thing. In fact, burkinis could be used as smuggling tools, something you can't do with a bikini (Ursula Andress sure couldn't have done that with hers in Doctor No back in 1962). For example, they could be used to smuggle smalls parts for explosives, or even hand grenades, guns and knives. They could even be used for drug smuggling and hiding documents and money. That's another reason why it's best to ban them from the beaches.


The convicted Haredi murderer Yishai Schlissel is still making some eyebrow raising headlines, as it's revealed he shredded another prisoner's pictures of his daughters because he despised how they were dressed:
Yishai Schlissel, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish man serving a life sentence for the murder of 16-year-old Shira Banki at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade last year, is being kept away from other inmates at the Ayalon Prison after a physical altercation with a fellow prisoner left him hospitalized.

Last month, Schlissel tore up photos of another inmate’s daughters he had hanging in his cell, saying the girls were “dressed immodestly.”

Enraged, the prisoner beat Schlissel until prison guards separated the two. Schlissel was hospitalized for unspecified injuries.

The Ayalon Prison warden placed Schlissel in solitary confinement for a number of days as a disciplinary measure.

After an evaluation by prison officials, the warden decided to give Schlissel a separate cell citing his volatile behavior.

The Israel Prisons Service confirmed the decision in a statement, saying that Schlissel’s “taunts, inappropriate behavior and damage he caused another inmate’s property” necessitated the move.
Now I don't know what the other prisoner was in jail for or how severe his own crime was, but Schlissel's act in itself was offensive and an act of hatred towards people who could otherwise be innocent. And assuming the daughters were of legal age, how fascinating that somebody who was hell-bent on slaughtering homosexuals at the parade has such a problem with pictures of ladies hung in his cell. He could be bitter at the realization he threw away his future and will never be able to lead a relationship with women again after the violent crime he committed against one. But it sure seems for now like he's become an isolationist in the worst possible way, and has rejected being part of the human race (remember, this was somebody who even refused legal counsel and doesn't recognize the state laws).

Frankly, he deserves whatever he got for violating the Commandment of Thou Shalt Not Commit Murder. No matter how distasteful homosexuality is, it's no justification for savagery like what he committed last year.


Some students in Gush Etzion dug up an ancient weapon used during the Bar Kochva revolution in ancient times:
An ancient ballista ball, claimed to be one of those used by Jewish warriors fighting against the Roman Empire during the Bar-Kochba revolt, has been unearthed by high school students in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.

The rebellion, led by Simon Bar-Kochba between 132 and 136 CE, was also known as the Third Jewish Revolt, because it was the final of three Jewish uprisings against the Romans due to religious and political persecution.

It is estimated that many thousands of Jews died during the revolt, resulting in a massive depopulation of the communities inhabiting the Judean Hills.

Many survivors of the battle were sold into slavery by Roman captors.

On Monday, Yaron Rosenthal, director of the Kfar Etzion Field School, said the stone ball was discovered during an annual excavation in Gush Etzion led by school counselors shortly before Tisha Be’av.
There may still be several thousand more of these balls out there waiting to be found. Nice to see one of them was unearthed.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Donald Trump Calls for 'Extreme Vetting' of Immigrants (VIDEO)

Cross-posted from American Power.


Following-up from earlier, "In New National Security Speech, Donald Trump to Call for Ideological Screening for Terrorists."

As I wrote there, "Of course, he'll be savaged by the Islamo-coddling left-wing media."

Yep, it turns out one Politico hack claims Trump's plan will make the U.S. less safe. I know, leftist logic is just impeccable, heh.

And there's all kinds of left-wing rejoinders at Memeorandum.

Frankly, this "extreme vetting" plan is the best thing yet!

At LAT, "Donald Trump calls for 'extreme vetting' and an ideological test for would-be immigrants":

Since Donald Trump called for temporarily banning Muslims from entering the U.S., he has tried to expand, narrow or otherwise redefine the polarizing proposal that helped win him the Republican primary but has posed a greater challenge in the general election campaign.

On Monday, he added a phrase to his policy lexicon: “extreme vetting.”

To Trump, that means ensuring anyone entering the country shares American values.

The newest addition to Trump’s immigration policy came during a major speech on national security in Youngstown, Ohio, that featured an unusually subdued Trump reading uneasily at times from a teleprompter and repeating several false claims, including his assertion that he was early to oppose the Iraq invasion and the unsubstantiated pronouncement that the San Bernardino shooters’ neighbor saw bombs in their apartment before the attacks.

It followed days of criticism over Trump’s insistence that President Obama and Hillary Clinton founded Islamic State. Those comments, and other unscripted and unforced controversies, have helped distract from Trump’s core economic and anti-terrorism messages, push down his standing in polls and lead Republicans to once again urge him to curtail his improvisational style of campaigning.

Trump did not explicitly back down from his December proposal, still on his campaign website, for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on.”

He did not mention it, instead calling on the departments of State and Homeland Security "to identify a list of regions where adequate screening cannot take place," which would then be referred to to temporarily halt visas.

Trump spent more of his speech defining what he said was a new ideological test for those entering the U.S., comparing his plan to Cold War-era screening.

"We should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people," he said. "In addition to screening out all members or sympathizers of terrorist groups, we must also screen out any who have hostile attitudes towards our country or its principles – or who believe that Sharia law should supplant American law. Those who do not believe in our Constitution, or who support bigotry and hatred, will not be admitted."
Keep reading.

You can see how leftist media reports are highly critical, but of course Trump's plan is exactly what we need.

It's a great start.

On this issue alone I'd vote for Trump in a heartbeat. It's the crucial issue facing the country. We're at the crossroads. It's existential.

Leftists are going to hate it, obviously. The left is simple incapable of protecting American national security. If Trump's not elected, these issues are not going away. No doubt other candidates will again raise the prospect of "extreme vetting" to save the country.

It's a breath of fresh air.