Saturday, March 31, 2018

Amy Wax KOs Penn Law

By An Old Friend

Professor Wax is notorious for suggesting that some cultures don't do well in Western societies and recommending that people take up bourgeois values in order to thrive – so much so that she was recently bounced from teaching her class for first-year law students at the University of Pennsylvania. Below is her latest, from the 3/23 Wall Street Journal.

N.S.: My colleagues talk about how tough Amy Wax is, but what impressed me most when we crossed paths at a mini-conference at the National Press Club in September 2016, was how polite she was. Especially given the contrast to the boor sitting a few feet away, who interrupted me.

I was speaking to her privately, before the conference began, about urban crime and fakestats. She assumed I was talking about leftists who wage war on the cops. She spoke of “a structural double-standard,” that went beyond hypocrisy, of people who would never tolerate handcuffing the police in their own lives, but I was coming from the opposite direction, from the failure of broken windows policing, and the “solution” of statistical fraud by police departments.

Interestingly, a gangly young man who formed a triangle with us knew exactly where I was coming from, because he knew my work! (That rarely happens at such formal affairs.)

I started saying how James Q. Wilson’s programmatic writing proffering “broken windows policing” contradicted itself, when the boor interrupted me, denying there was any such contradiction.

I guess the boor figured I didn’t have the social standing to criticize the late Wilson. Maybe they’d been friends.

I’m a great admirer of James Q. Wilson, and in some ways consider myself his successor. But I’m not so corrupt that I would carry water for someone who was wrong about something, merely out of cronyism. I studied philosophy for the better part of four years with the great Hans Joachim Krämer, and yet I debated with Herr Krämer all the time.

The boor was named Charles Murray. I didn’t tell him to mind his own business, or debate him (then), even though he was wrong, but I locked swords with him during the Q&A after the paper by Jason Richwine and the comments by Wax and Murray, and I’m satisfied that I got the better of the exchange.

Murray made an excellent argument in favor of supporting Trump in the election, and then concluded with a non-sequitur of declaring that he would never vote for him.

I countered with the moral principle that if you desire the ends, you desire the means.

It made no impression on him. I just threw up my hands.

In any event, Penn is trying to destroy Amy Wax, but she has been fighting back.

It all started last summer, when Wax co-wrote an essay arguing that non-whites stood a much better chance of thriving in America by adopting rather than defying bourgeois values.

Colleagues and recent alumni condemned her in a petition, but without making any attempt to refute her argument.

More recently, in an interview on black economist Glenn Loury’s radio show, Wax said that to her knowledge, no black Penn law students had graduated in the top quarter, and few had graduated in the top half of the class. The school was admitting people through affirmative action who couldn’t cut it.

Penn Law Dean Theodore Ruger struck back by suggesting that Wax was a liar. He also barred her from teaching a class she’d taught for years to first-year law students, all the while lying in insisting that he wasn’t punishing her.

What school officials, above all Dean Ruger, have been doing in defaming and isolating her reminds me of what their counterparts at City College (CCNY) did to my old grad school logic professor, Michael Levin in circa 1988-1990, and which I chronicled in my magazine, A Different Drummer.

Michael Levin was the most brilliant man in the department, he had unsurpassed intellectual integrity, and was also a very patient teacher, I’m told, with less than stellar black students.

He had written in an article in a conservative Australian journal, Quadrant (something like our Commentary in those days), and in a letter to the American Philosophy Association (APA) newsletter of racial IQ differentials.

Levin’s CCNY Dean of Humanities Paul Sherwin and department chairman Martin Tamny responded by seeking to bar Levin—in violation of the college’s bylaws, custom, rules on intellectual freedom, the First Amendment, and all intellectual ethics—from teaching freshman and in particular, black students. (Black students actually liked taking his classes, which he did not politicize!) CCNY got away with this for a semester, but then Levin insisted on teaching his old class.

(Tamny, who was a brilliant cosmologist, would later confess to having been a weakling, in the matter of Leonard Jeffries, However, he was equally guilty of cowardice in the matter of Michael Levin.)

Martin Tamny was replaced in 1989 as chairman by Charles Evans, who was made of considerably sterner stuff. Evans reinstated Levin to teach freshman philosophy, and took a tough public stand on his behalf. (Evans granted me a lengthy interview on October 25, 1990.)

Paul Sherwin tried to scare off black students from taking Levin’s classes, he created a “shadow section” meeting the same day and time as Levin’s, and when that didn’t work, affirmative action black apparatchiki simply overrode the choices of black students to take his class.

Physical intimidation was also in play, with white communists and black supremacists (INCAR) taking over Levin’s classroom and shutting it down, and the CCNY Faculty Senate voted 61-3 to censure him. (CCNY did nothing to the trespassers.)

Another communist group at the CUNY Graduate Center (my old graduate school), CRASH, sought to cost Levin the ability to teach graduate classes.

Levin had to sue and win, in order to force CCNY to stop terrorizing him. However, he did not sue for monetary damages.

Meanwhile, during the same period black supremacist CCNY professor Leonard Jeffries, who openly taught racist doctrine, had no intellectual integrity or scholarly accomplishments, and was reportedly guilty of misconduct, sued the CUNY system, and won hundreds of thousands of dollars. (Jeffries’ bosses had sought to remove him from his chairmanship of the CCNY Department of Black Studies, which he’d held for 20 years, but never should have had, to begin with. Meanwhile, his department had issued terroristic threats against “the Jewish people” and employees of the New York Post.)

At the time, I defended both men in my magazine, but should not have defended Jeffries, due to his terroristic threats and thuggery—he also traveled around campus accompanied by a goon squad.

Amy Wax must not only sue Penn, but she must demand:

• Millions of dollars in damages;
• The heads of those who dishonored her, including Law School Dean Theodore Ruger and Penn President Amy Gutmann; and
• Abject, full-page apologies to Wax, to be published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education, signed by Ruger and Gutmann’s respective successors.

That is the only language that the contemporary antiversity understands.

The University of Denial
By Amy Wax
23 March 2018
Wall Street Journal

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away,” observed Philip K. Dick in “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon.”

Somewhere deep in a file drawer, or on a computer server humming away in a basement, are thousands upon thousands of numbers, with names and identities attached. They're called grades. They represent an objective reality, which exists independent of what people want reality to be. They sit silently, completely indifferent to indignation, angry petitions, irritable gestures, teachers' removal from classrooms -- all the furor and clamor of institutional politics.

[N.S.: Actually, grades are not objective. As I demonstrated in what was for many years the state-of-the-art study on college grade inflation, student members of affirmative action groups get inflated grades. See: “Making Up the Grade: Notes from the Antiversity,” published under the pseudonym Robert Berman, Academic Questions, Spring 1998, or my 2001 series on the Internet: here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.)]

Those numbers are now solely within the control of the individual students who earn them and the educational institutions that generate them -- powerful entities ruled by bureaucracies that serve as gatekeepers to privileged positions in our society. They are jealously guarded, protected by cloaks of confidentiality and secrecy. But they are what they are. Hiding facts is not the same as changing them.

Of course the numbers can be ignored. When it comes to grades -- which measure students' knowledge, proficiency and achievement -- we can declare they don't matter and that complete nondisclosure is therefore a wise course.

The problem is that students, including law students, go out into the real world. They are hired, paid and expected to perform, and their actions have real consequences for others. Whether we like it or not, grades help predict future performance. Some social actors acknowledge this, implicitly or overtly. As a law professor, I observe, for example, that federal judges unapologetically select clerks based on academic record and rank, and that elite law firms are also highly grade-conscious.

Another reason measures of academic performance are hard to ignore is that students often expect equality of results and -- especially in our identity-conscious world -- issue loud demands for equality in group outcomes. When that doesn't happen, frustration and disappointment ensue, followed by charges of racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination.

Those accusations are bound to provoke concern from the accused, especially those who deny that bigotry is the chief cause of certain inequalities by pointing to possible alternatives -- including group disparities in qualifications, skills, performance or life choices. Keeping key documentation about the sources of disparities out of view does not prevent people from discussing them and their consequences. They are a regular topic of conversation behind closed doors, in offices and hallways, around kitchen tables, in living rooms and in private correspondence.

But what everyone currently understands, and recent events reinforce, is that these conversations may not take place publicly or even be acknowledged openly. My students know that. So do working lawyers and judges, and everyone else trying to run institutions, decide cases, serve clients, and make a buck. So do employers and other citizens, including many people, young and old, from around the country who have deluged me with letters, phone calls, and emails setting out forthright, common-sense observations, such as this one: "The facts about the comparative performance of the different groups on [for example] the bar, medical boards, SATs, MCATs, LSATs etc. are well-established. Viewing these facts as offensive will not make them go away."

The mindset that values openness understands that the truth can be inconvenient and uncomfortable, doesn't always respect our wishes, and sometimes hurts. Good feelings and reality don't always mix. But there is a price to be paid for putting the quest for psychological comfort over openness on matters central to how our society is organized. While some people benefit from the favored view, others lose out. People accused of bigotry and discrimination -- claims that are more pervasive than ever -- are understandably unhappy about being deprived of the ability to defend themselves by pointing to alternative reasons for group differences. Hoarding and hiding information relevant to such differences, which amounts to predetermining a verdict of "guilty as charged," violates basic principles of fair play and gives rise to justified resentment.

Universities, like other institutions, scheme relentlessly to keep such facts from view. Yet although the culture war is now tilted against those accused of discrimination, politics persists, and frustration tells at the ballot box. The deeper price is that people come to believe that truth yields to power, and that political pressure should be brought to bear to avoid inconvenient realities.

Some in this camp claim benign motives. They seek to safeguard the feelings of those who might be distressed by public knowledge. One can argue about when, how and in what form the disclosure will best balance personal privacy and our society's need to know. But when facts are concealed, they do not change. They have consequences whether or not we are prepared to face them.

That belief that political force determines objective reality has characterized totalitarian regimes world-wide and throughout history -- regimes that are responsible for untold amounts of human misery. That mindset is dangerously inconsistent with the kind of free society Americans have painstakingly built and defended over many centuries, at the cost of blood and treasure. Perhaps we no longer want such a society. But we relinquish it at our peril.

Ms. Wax is the Robert Mundheim Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

The Horror--Matt Yglesias Predicted It All!

By Nicholas Stix

Matthew Yglesias Verifierat konto  ‏@mattyglesias

@DouthatNYT @jbouie My guess is that in a Trump administration angry mobs will beat and murder Jews and people of color with impunity.

Archived Twits here!

Javonte Hart: “I’m being starved to death!” Authorities were Finally Pursuing Killer Lesbians, but It was too Late for Six Abused Black and Brown Kids



[Previously, at WEJB/NSU: “Did California Authorities, the Associated Press, and MSN Disappear a Mass Murder-Suicide in California? Acquaintance: Mass Murderers “were the kind of parents this world desperately needs.”]

By “W”

I wonder what this nuttiness is really about?

N.S.: It’s about affirmative action for leftwing, lesbian mass murderers.

Javonte had a big, man's face on a tiny body. Maybe his growth had been stunted by the lesbians' withholding of food.

[“Child in SUV cliff plunge told neighbor he was being ‘starved to death’.” CBS News/MSN.]

Jerry Brown Pardons 56 Ex-Convicts, Including 5 Facing Deportation


Jerry Brown, undated, though presumably from 2018

Sat, Mar 31, 2018 12:01 a.m.
By Reader-Researcher R.C.

Jerry Brown pardons 56 ex-convicts, including 5 facing deportation

A Bay Area man facing possible deportation to a country where he's never lived received some long-awaited help Friday from Gov. Jerry Brown. Daniel Maher, 44, is one of 56 ex-convicts - including five with deportation orders - pardoned by Brown as part of an annual pre-Easter clemency program. Brown also commuted 14 sentences.
Maher "has shown that since his release from custody, he has lived an honest and upright life (and) exhibited good moral character," Brown wrote in his pardon message.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Trunk Monkey: A Compilation of Some of the Most Hilarious TV Commercials You’ll Ever See!

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Did California Authorities, the Associated Press, and MSN Disappear a Mass Murder-Suicide in California? Acquaintance: Mass Murderers “were the kind of parents this world desperately needs"


The whole socially constructed family. These young people were probably not “siblings,” except in the legal sense. They weren’t biologically related to either of the lesbian, future mass murderers, and most of them don’t look biologically related to each other.

Did “the kind of parents this world desperately needs" commit mass murder-suicide of their six adopted, non-white kids? Did “married” lesbians Jennifer and Sarah Hart create their own little, Jim Jones-Style, People’s Temple of black, mulatto, and other children, and then annihilate them? And are the media (and police) covering for them, because they were PC lesbians?

Jim Jones and the children whom he would presumably slaughter

“Some friends described married couple Jennifer and Sarah Hart as good parents who took their adopted kids to Bernie Sanders rallies, while some neighbors said they called child welfare officials in their rural Washington state community over concerns about…”
Thu, Mar 29, 2018 8:29 p.m.
By Reader-Researcher R.C.

Family famed for protest photo die when SUV goes off cliff

Black Devonte Hart, then 12, hugging white cop, Sgt. Bret Barnum

A family that gained attention for an emotional photograph of an African-American boy hugging a white police officer at a 2014 protest were killed when their SUV plunged off a scenic California highway, authorities said Wednesday as they asked for help figuring out what happened.


Lesbian "marrieds" Jennifer and Sarah Hart: Did they agree to murder the six adoptees, or did one murder the other woman and the six adoptees on her own?

A cracker lesbian couple with a bunch of black kids?

Can you say virtue signaling on 'roids?

And, apparently, no seat belts used?

Child abuse.

By Nicholas Stix

That’s not a family, it’s a social construct!

Red flags jump out of the article below. Are Associated Press operatives Paul Elias and Steven Dubois like kidnapping victims seeking to indirectly cry out for help, without their captors (editors) getting wise to them, or are they deaf, dumb, and blind to facts that are screaming out of their own copy to be noticed?

The first thing—before the People’s Temple of Jim Jones, a white demagogue who was obsessed with leading (and slaughtering) blacks — that I thought of was mass murderer Ellen Brody. Brody committed suicide, mass murder (five), and mass maiming (12), by parking her SUV in the path of a Metro North train, and calmly sitting inside, waiting for it to come. And yet, the media treated the incident as a horrible accident, and her family, instead of dying from shame, are suing Metro North for millions!

To get back to the Hart “family” “accident”:

• There were no signs of the driver trying to brake;
• There was no other vehicle involved;
• No one was wearing seat belts;
• The “married” “parents” had been charged by neighbors with child neglect or abuse in Washington and Minnesota, and kept moving; and
• Except for carefully planned photo ops, the “parents” tried to keep their adopted children from interacting with other people.

The only alternative scenario I can think of is one in which nobody died, or at least nobody was supposed to die, and the white women staged a fake accident, in order for them to all re-appear far away under new names.

I realize that the above scenario sounds crazy, but we are dealing here with people who are both crazy and evil.

Note that the authorities love the notion of being able to “disappear” six or seven murders from their annual crime fakestats.

So, you have to let perverts adopt.

Then you have to let perverts marry.

And then you have to cover up their heinous crimes, because telling the truth would just help the same evil people who opposed letting perverts adopt and marry each other, and we can't have that!

P.S., 6:37 p.m.: Had this been a normal-looking, white, Christian couple with their own, white children, acting the same way (except for the pc photo ops), the kids would have long ago been rescued.

The last thing the authorities want is help figuring out this atrocity.


A chopper searches the coastline for corpses

Family famed for protest photo die when SUV goes off cliff
Associated Press
March 30, 2018

(Video by CBS News)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A family that gained attention for an emotional photograph of an African-American boy hugging a white police officer at a 2014 protest were killed when their SUV plunged off a scenic California highway, authorities said Wednesday as they asked for help figuring out what happened.

"We have every indication to believe that all six children [sic] were in there," Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allmon said, appealing for tips to retrace where the siblings and two parents had been before the vehicle was found Monday in rocky ocean. "We know that an entire family [sic] vanished and perished during this tragedy."

[There were no children. The lesbians had six present or former adoptees with them, ages 14-19. And there was no family. Two lesbians and six adoptees do not a family make.]

Some friends described married couple Jennifer and Sarah Hart as good parents who took their adopted kids to Bernie Sanders rallies, while some neighbors said they called child welfare officials in their rural Washington state community over concerns about possible abuse or had noticed red flags.

The California Highway Patrol has not determined why the vehicle went off an ocean overlook on a rugged part of coastline. A specialized team of accident investigators was trying to figure that out, Allmon said. "There were no skid marks, there were no brake marks" at the turnout on the Pacific Coast Highway where the vehicle went over, the sheriff said. [That’s because it wasn’t an accident!] Investigators have no reason to believe the crash was intentional, he said. [Sure, they do—the lack of skid or brake marks!] The 100-foot (31-meter) drop killed the women, both 39, and their children Markis Hart, 19; Jeremiah Hart, 14; and Abigail Hart, 14. Hannah Hart, 16; Devonte Hart, 15; and Sierra Hart, 12, have not been found.

The Harts lived in Woodland, Washington, a small city outside Portland, Oregon, and had a recent visit from Child Protective Services, Clark County sheriff's Sgt. Brent Waddell told The Associated Press.

He said the sheriff's office later entered the house and found no obvious signs of trouble or violence. It appeared the family planned a short trip because they left behind a pet, chickens and most of their belongings.

[The lesbian killers knew they wouldn’t be needing any of those things.]

Next-door neighbors Bruce and Dana DeKalb said they called child services Friday because they were concerned that Devonte Hart, who hugged the officer at the protest, was going hungry. They said he had been coming over to their house too often in the past week asking for food.

The DeKalbs also recounted that three months after the family moved into the home on 2 acres with a fenced pasture in May 2017, one of the girls rang their doorbell at 1:30 a.m.

She "was at our door in a blanket saying we needed to protect her," Bruce DeKalb said. "She said that they were abusing her. It haunted my wife since that day."

[If they had been normal white people without pc politics, the children would have been rescued.]

In 2011, Sarah Hart pleaded guilty to a domestic assault charge in Minnesota. Her plea led to the dismissal of a charge of malicious punishment of a child, online court records say.

Bill Groener, 67, was a next-door neighbor of the family when they lived in West Linn, Oregon, and said the kids were home-schooled.

"They stayed indoors most of the time, even in really nice weather," Groener said.

He said the family didn't eat sugar, raised their own vegetables, had animals and went on camping trips.

"There was enough positive there to kind of counteract the feeling that something maybe wasn't quite right," Groener said.

[What was the “positive”? That they were lesbians?]

He said they were neighbors for about two years and that "privacy was a big thing for them."

The family [sic] got attention after Devonte Hart was photographed during a 2014 protest in Portland, Oregon, over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting of a black man in Ferguson, Missouri.

The boy, holding a "Free Hugs" sign, stood crying. A Portland officer saw his sign and asked if he could have a hug, and an emotional Hart embraced him in a picture that was widely shared.

At the time, Jennifer Hart wrote on social media: "My son has a heart of gold, compassion beyond anything I've ever experienced, yet struggles with living fearlessly when it comes to the police. ... He wonders if someday when he no longer wears a 'Free Hugs' sign around his neck, when he's a full-grown black male, if his life will be in danger for simply being."

The family traveled to many festivals throughout the area — including events for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders — and were known for wearing matching T-shirts.

Zippy Lomax, a Portland photographer who knew the Harts, told the Oregonian/ that the reaction to the 2014 photo overwhelmed them, with negative attention focused on the multiracial family with lesbian parents.

[She’s a bald-faced liar. The lesbian, future mass-murderers were almost universally celebrated. Ah, but for a lyin’ lefty like Zippy Lomax, AA group members are all under constant fire, just like Hillary in that Bosnian airport.]

"They kind of closed off for a while, honestly," Lomax told the newspaper.
But she added that "Jen and Sarah were the kind of parents this world desperately needs."

[But as the AP operatives just reported, the lesbian, future mass-murderers always alternated between keeping their adoptees prisoner, and trotting them out for photo ops.

Yes, the world desperately needs mass murderers to be parents!]
James reported from Woodland, Washington. AP reporter Steven Dubois in Portland, Oregon, and Phuong Le in Seattle also contributed.

Failed Prosecutor-Novelist Marcia Clark Has a TV Show, Failing Upward (Just Kidding), on Famous Criminal Court Cases: Here’s Two She Should Cover: The Knoxville Horror and The Zebra Murders

By David in TN

Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48 finds nothing new, at least in Casey Anthony’s case – Reality Blurred.

The new A&E reality series should be called Marcia Clark Recaps a Famous Case. A review of its premiere.

Well, Marcia's failed upward in a big way. She now has an A&E show, but gets a tepid review. She's rehashing worked-to-death cases like Casey Anthony and Drew Peterson.

How about The Knoxville Horror? The Zebra Murders?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Why Has Laura Ingraham Apologized to Hitler Youth Leader David Hogg?


One The Washington Times reader, "OrangeCorn," surmised that Ingraham’s bosses at Fox News ordered her to apologize to young thug Hogg

By Nicholas Stix

At The Washington Times.


David Hogg at the March 24 Nuremberg rally


Baseball Great Rusty Staub Dead at 73; was It AIDS?


Staub was known for his love of fine food and wine. As these photos show (this card is from 1964), he even had intermittent weight issues during his prime. And after he retired in 1985, he blew up.

By Nicholas Stix

We were just watching NY1 News, and learned that Rusty Staub, who was a star for the Astros, Expos, Mets and Tigers, and one of the greatest pinch-hitters of all time (in his later years with the Mets) had just “died of an undisclosed illness.”

That Staub was purportedly a discreet homosexual, combined with the “undisclosed illness” line, suggests that that was it. So, maybe the queers will finally have a real poster boy, instead marching behind incompetents like Glenn Burke and Billy Bean, or defaming real greats who were straight arrows, like Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Mike Piazza.

Staub was selected to the All-Star Game five years in a row (1967-1971), at one point (and again in 1976) and hit .300 three times, with a career high of .333 in 1967. He finished with 2,951 games played over 23 seasons (no, that’s not a typo; he is currently 13th all-time, but was seventh at the time he hung up his spikes, after the 1985 season), 2,716 hits, 499 doubles (now 64th, but then 25th), 292 home runs and 1466 RBI (now 60th all-time, but 32nd at retirement), and was the rare hitter with pop who got more walks (1255) than strikeouts (888). However, he was a butcher with the glove in right field, finishing with a career fielding percentage of only .970, while the league average over his career was .976, and that might have been .977, not counting Staub.


His 1975 Mets card

Although Staub only played for three seasons (1969-1971) in Montreal, it seemed like much longer, due to his status as fan favorite. Fans dubbed him “la grande orange,” due to his orange-red hair. Alas, not too many Canucks supported the Expos, which is why they’re now called the Washington Nationals.

On this 1960s' Astros baseball card, Staub looks trim

Staub played the longest for the Mets, nine seasons spread over two tours of duty (1972-1975, and 1981-1985). He only played in the postseason once, in 1973, when he had a splendid World Series, hitting .423, which was marred however by manager Yogi Berra’s bad judgment in choosing his game seven starter, in picking fatigued Jon Matlack over a well-rested George Stone, who’d had a career year, which cost the Mets the series.

When Staub’s longtime friend and sometime teammate, Keith “Mex” Hernandez was interviewed today, he said, through tears, “Rusty has a place in Met…” I finished his sentence, “lore.”

The Boss gave me a dirty look, and said, “You know too much,” but my chief of research smiled.

“He’s like a member of the family,” I offered in my defense. “I know how his mind works and how he speaks, so I can finish his sentences.” Mex has been part of the Mets’ TV broadcasting team on SNY for 12 years—they started their 13th season this afternoon—with retired Mets’ star pitcher Ron Darling, and anchor Gary Cohen. (In other words, I’ve watched parts of over 500 games that Hernandez has worked.)

Heck, The Boss finishes my sentences all the time.

Given that Gary Cohen is much more emotional even than Mex, the tears must have flowed freely in the broadcast booth this afternoon, as the Amazins played their season opener at home in Corporate Stadium against the Cardinals, winning 9-4, behind braindead Noah Syndegaard.

Postscript, 5:57 p.m.: A friend pointed out that the Mets are in first place. This may be their only time on top all season, so flaunt it, baby!



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

What is a Liberal?

By Nicholas Stix

“Liberals are people who embrace their destroyers.”

Malcolm Bradbury, in Stepping Westward, cited in P.T. Bauer, Equality, the Third World, and Economic Delusion, 1981, p. 191.

It’s the Media, Stupid! The Evil Lügenpresse, Instead of Finishing Trump Off via Their Conspiracy to Commit Sedition, Have Buoyed His Job Approval Numbers; Americans Hate the MSM More than They Hate Trump

By An Old Friend

Our contemptible press.

Well, really ... beneath contempt.

At this point, whom should a patriotic American hate more? Benedict Trump, or the Red & Black Media? ‘Tis a puzzlement.

More is Less for the Anti-Trump Media
By George Neumayr
March 28, 2018, 12:05 a.m.
The American Spectator

Hillary famously shouted during the throes of the campaign, “Why am I not up by 50 points?” No doubt the media feels similar rage as it pores over Trump’s latest job approval numbers, which have actually gone up since February, according to CNN: “42% approve of Trump, highest in 11 months.” The CNN correspondent, grudgingly reporting these numbers, chalked Trump’s staying power up to the “economy.”

But in a reversal of the Clintonian adage, it is not the economy, stupid, around CNN these days. It is the sex scandal. Womanizing pundits and louche-living hosts profess shock at Trump’s behavior. They act like it is all so incomprehensible to them. Jeffrey Toobin likes to crank up his wind machine about Trump’s lack of integrity, but not so long ago Toobin’s squalid personal life was tabloid fodder. He was cheating on his wife with former CNN correspondent Jeff Greenfield’s daughter, impregnated her, then (unsuccessfully) put pressure on her to get an abortion, according to the New York Daily News in 2010.
“Jeff and Casey [Greenfield] saw each other off and on over the years,” says one source. “She was married to someone else for two years. After her divorce, she started seeing Jeff again. He said he was going to leave his wife for her. But, by then, Casey had begun to distrust him. She suspected he had several other mistresses.”

In 2008, when Greenfield became pregnant, and when she told Toobin the news, he offered her “money if she’d have an abortion,” says a source. He also allegedly offered to pay for her to have another child later via a sperm donor.

“When Casey wouldn’t have an abortion, Jeff told her she was going to regret it, that she shouldn’t expect any help from him,” claims another source.

Greenfield underwent a risky DNA test while pregnant, but Toobin didn’t provide his sample and stopped talking to her, according to sources. On the day she gave birth, Greenfield e-mailed Toobin, inviting him to meet his son, Rory. A source says Toobin didn’t reply.
How come the angry gods of me-too feminism haven’t gotten around to smiting Toobin? Oh, that’s right. He works for CNN. He enjoys that special immunity accorded members of the self-appointed ruling class. The Toobins look out for each other. Just ask Ryan Lizza, who resurfaced at CNN after the New Yorker sacked him for alleged goatishness, prompting the Washington Post to note:
The restoration of Lizza to his punditry duties marks quite a turnabout from December, when his employer issued this statement: “The New Yorker recently learned that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct. We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza. Due to a request for privacy, we are not commenting further.” Lizza’s name popped up in the controversial and once-privately circulated “Sh—y Media Men” list with the cryptic allegation of being “creepy af in the dms,” apparently a reference to unwanted direct messages on Twitter.
But why should any of this stop CNN from providing near-hourly coverage of whatever Trump was up to eleven years ago? It is still not clear what exactly that entails. Maybe Toobin could enlighten us on whether or not a single consensual act qualifies as an “affair” to be enumerated among feminism’s index of patriarchal offenses. It was humorous to see the greasy lawyer of Stormy Daniels insisting on the relevance of her story while simultaneously describing his opposition research for Rahm Emanuel as old news. Why, he hadn’t talked to Emanuel “since 2007,” he said. In other words, the year after Stormy Daniels said she trysted with Trump. Naturally, he wasn’t pressed on the matter.

But what about the non-disclosure payment? Surely, we can get Trump on that, salivated the media — the same media that has been doling those payments out for years. How many non-disclosure agreements has Jeff Zucker overseen? And isn’t this the same media that yawned at the news of Bill Clinton giving Gennifer Flowers state jobs down in Arkansas? The same media that pooh-poohed the significance of Clinton’s boon companion Vernon Jordan generating job interviews for Monica Lewinsky?

The media’s coverage of Trump is like a nuisance suit that never ends. But instead of finishing Trump off, it wins him enduring sympathy. People turn on CNN and see correspondents who have divorced each other (John King and Dana Bash) reporting with such gravity about Trump’s broken vows and what all of that means for poor Melania, right before, of course, they humiliate her anew by whipping up yet another report on Stormy Daniels.
How can anybody take these frauds seriously? Watching a decadent ruling class’s shunning of Trump, the American public finds itself in the position of Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby. They can see at once Trump’s flaws and his supposed betters’ even greater ones.

John Wayne’s Last Picture Show: The Shootist (1976) (Video and Essay)



[Also at WEJB/NSU: “John Wayne in The Shootist (1976): Swan Song of a Giant”;

Part I: “John Wayne: ‘I believe in white supremacy…’ Wayne’s Famous, Amazing, 1971 Playboy Interview, Uncut”;

“How Marion Michael Morrison Became Michael Burn, Duke Morrison and, Eventually, John Wayne; Part II of Wayne’s Amazing, 1971 Playboy Interview”; and

“Part III of John Wayne’s Amazing, 1971 Playboy Interview.”]

“Don’t Mess with John Wayne”: Secrets from The Shootist with Miles Swarthout

A Word on Westerns
Published on Aug 30, 2014

John Wayne's last movie, "The Shootist," was his first with celebrated director Don Siegel. There [sic] styles clashed! When Wayne got sick, Siegel shot around Duke. When he returned...egos clashed! What was the result? A classic! Hear what happened from screenwriter Miles Swarthout on A WORD ON WESTERNS.


N.S.: Wayne didn’t know that The Shootist would be his last rodeo, but it seems like he was the only one who didn’t know. (Excepting, that is, Elmer Bernstein who, except for the opening, phoned in his score.) A documentary on the making of the picture tells us that some old friends and acquaintances—e.g., the late Hugh O’Brian—offered to work on the picture for free.

The original script, by The Shootist author Glendon Swarthout’s son, Miles, was supposedly horrible, and had to be 86ed and done anew (by actor and dialogue coach Scott Hale?). However, Miles Swarthout came up with a brilliant idea for the movie’s opening.

I don’t know if Books’ famous speech is in the novel, but it is one of those fortunate parallels between art and life. It could have been John Wayne/Duke Morrison talking about himself.
“I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
One of the reasons the picture was so grand was that in addition to Wayne giving one of his greatest performances, he insisted on the ending being completely changed. In the book and the initial screenplay, apparently, J.B. Books is still alive after being shot in the back in the saloon, and begs the boy (Ron Howard) to put him out of his misery. The boy obliges him.

Wayne reportedly insisted that no John Wayne character would ever die that way. Wayne prevailed, and the rest is history.

Another thing about that ending. You know when J.B. Books leaves the boardinghouse that morning (without his things, except for his omnipresent sidearms and a silly, little red pillow he stole from a bordello), he is going off to his death. His widowed, boardinghouse landlady (Lauren Bacall), who has gone from despising him to being sweet on him, knows that, when he says goodbye to her.

In retrospect, you note that his doctor (Jimmy Stewart) intimated how the story might end, but without spoiling it.

But Wayne plays Books as if he were enjoying a beautiful day, without a care in the world.

A lesser actor would have gone about his business grimly. But Wayne’s restraint and misdirection milked the scenario for every drop of emotional power. (For misdirection, think of how the dying Lou Gehrig pronounced himself, “The luckiest man on the face of the earth.”)

I’m not saying it was Wayne’s greatest performance. We can argue ‘til the cows come home whether that was in Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Searchers, The Quiet Man, True Grit, Wings of Eagles, or The Cowboys. (I’ve yet to see Hondo, Tall in the Saddle, or a few others.) But it was a towering performance, nonetheless, better than anyone else could have given, and as great as he could have done it.

Gun-Grabber Brats Demanded More Government, and They Got It, Good and Hard, but They Wanted YOUR Rights Violated, Not Theirs! (Graphics); Quick, Where’s the Script!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Ann Coulter Interview on the End of America—Courtesy of Donald J. Trump

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Ann Coulter Slams Trump for Signing the Omnibus


Ann Coulter on The Tom Shillue Show (3/23/2018) - 10 Insightful Books to Help You Understand What President Trump Is Actually up Against: 

Cesar Chavez, Border Patriot and Upholder of the Rule of Law!


"Cesar Chavez in 1979"

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

“The Illegals Campaign didn’t just report illegals to the (unresponsive) federal authorities. Cesar sent his cousin, ex-con Manuel Chavez, down to the border to set up a ‘wet line’ (as in ‘wetbacks’) to do the job the Border Patrol wasn’t being allowed to do. Unlike the Minutemen of a few years ago, who arrived at the border with no more than lawn chairs and binoculars, the United Farm Workers patrols were willing to use direct methods when persuasion failed. Housed in a series of tents along the Arizona border, the crews in the wet line sometimes beat up illegals, the ‘cesarchavistas’ employing violence even more widely on the Mexican side of the border to prevent crossings….

“Chavez’s vigilantism is unacceptable in a country ruled by law; in any case, the Border Patrol is both able and permitted (since January 20, anyway) to do its job.”

Mark Krikorian is a brilliant man, and philosophically savvy, and yet with him and his organization, the Center for Immigration Studies, the wimp factor looms large. CIS people always seem to knuckle under un the face of amnesties of illegal aliens, and they use federal fakestats without complaint.

In this instance, Mark turns the concept of the rule of law upside down, giving us instead the rule of crime.

The rule of law does not mean the rule of lawmen. It means that the law is enforced. If lawmen refuse to enforce the law, and criminals see that they can break it with impunity, what you have is the rule of crime. It is then incumbent on civilians to do the job that lawmen are paid to do. (If lawmen cash pay checks for enforcing the law, but refuse to enforce it, then they are themselves criminals, who are stealing from the taxpayers.)

Lawmen take an oath “to protect and serve,” more specifically to enforce the U.S. Constitution.

The notion that civilians must surrender their rights to lawmen is a perversion of the doctrines upon which America was founded.

Hail Cesar!
By Mark Krikorian
March 31, 2017 8:00 A.M.
National Review

Honor the Farm Workers leader’s 90th birthday with National Border Control Day

On March 31, 1927, Cesar Estrada Chavez was born in Yuma, Ariz., to parents who had come north from Mexico as children in the 1890s. He went on to found the United Farm Workers union, and by his death in 1993 had become an icon for Hispanic activist groups and the Left in general.
And his views on border control would be a perfect fit in the Trump administration.

As a child working with his family in the California fields, Cesar quickly learned the reason farmworkers were paid so little and treated so poorly: As his biographer Miriam Pawel writes, “a surplus of labor enabled growers to treat workers as little more that interchangeable parts, cheaper and easier to replace than machines.”

Chavez acolytes today try to explain away his hawkish pro-border views as coming from a different historical context, applicable only to specific strikes and the strike-breakers that farmers tried to import. But this is false.

In fact, even before he started the union and fought against illegal immigration, he was opposed to the bracero program, which legally imported cheap, disposable labor from Mexico at the expense of American citizens (of Mexican and other origins) who had been working in the fields. Pawel quotes Chavez as saying, “It looks almost impossible to start some effective program to get these people their jobs back from the braceros.”

Congress ended the bracero program in 1964, and the next 15 years were the salad days, as it were, for farmworkers — until illegal immigration became so pervasive (despite Chavez’s efforts) that workers lost all bargaining power.

But during those 15 years, Chavez fought illegal immigration tenaciously. In 1969, he marched to the Mexican border to protest farmers’ use of illegal aliens as strikebreakers. He was joined by Reverend Ralph Abernathy and Senator Walter Mondale.

In the mid 1970s [sic], he conducted the “Illegals Campaign” to identify and report illegal workers, “an effort he deemed second in importance only to the boycott” (of produce from non-unionized farms), according to Pawel. She quotes a memo from Chavez that said, “If we can get the illegals out of California, we will win the strike overnight.”

The Illegals Campaign didn’t just report illegals to the (unresponsive) federal authorities. Cesar sent his cousin, ex-con Manuel Chavez, down to the border to set up a “wet line” (as in “wetbacks”) to do the job the Border Patrol wasn’t being allowed to do. Unlike the Minutemen of a few years ago, who arrived at the border with no more than lawn chairs and binoculars, the United Farm Workers patrols were willing to use direct methods when persuasion failed. Housed in a series of tents along the Arizona border, the crews in the wet line sometimes beat up illegals, the “cesarchavistas” employing violence even more widely on the Mexican side of the border to prevent crossings.

None of this was unknown to or opposed by Cesar Chavez. As Pawel notes, “As always, Cesar protected Manuel at all costs. . . . Manuel was willing to do ‘the dirty work,’ Cesar acknowledged.” At one UFW meeting, Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the union with Chavez and always a more conventional leftist than he, foreshadowed today’s anti-borders agitators, objecting to the words “wetback” and “illegal”: “The people themselves aren’t illegal. The action of being in this country maybe is illegal.” Pawel relates Chavez’s response, from a tape recording of the meeting: “Chavez turned on Huerta angrily. ‘No, a spade’s a spade,’ he said. ‘You guys get these hang-ups. Goddamn it, how do we build a union? They’re wets, you know. They’re wets, and let’s go after them.’”

Chavez’s vigilantism is unacceptable in a country ruled by law; in any case, the Border Patrol is both able and permitted (since January 20, anyway) to do its job. But neither Chavez’s occasional use of violence against illegals nor his later descent into cultism and paranoia detract from one of the core messages of his professional life: Flooding the labor market with people from abroad undermines American workers trying to improve their lot in life. For this we should honor his memory — by celebrating his birthday as National Border Control Day.

Hail Cesar!

Mark Krikorian is the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies.

Mark Krikorian — Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995. @MarkSKrikorian

Monday, March 26, 2018

“I'm raising my child gender-neutral, and what I've learned is: It's not enough.”

By “W”

[A mutual friend] just came across this. As she said, the mother should be prosecuted for child abuse and endangerment.

N.S.: Not only that, she’s (it’s?) more likely to get an award as “Mother Caregiver of the year.”

At Upworthy.

Rape Traders: Pakistani Rapist “Let Off” after Sick Deal “Allowing Victim’s Brother to Rape His Sister”

Mon, Mar 26, 2018 4:40 p.m.
By “W”

Just came across this.

At The Sun.

“Texas” Teenaged Girl Beaten and Abused with Hot Cooking Oil after Refusing Arranged Marriage

Mon, Mar 26, 2018 12:47 p.m.
By “W”

For your Diversity is Our Strength file. Of course, the headline should have read, “Iraqi ‘Refugee’ Teen in Texas….”

At The Duran.

What the MSM Refused to Talk about, While They Flooded the Zone over the Weekend with the Hitler Youth March Against Freedom

By Nicholas Stix

I commented, This is a good article, Mr. Agorist, but you left out one to me obvious point, regarding the march against freedom: All of the Hollywood zillionaires you cited, who gave $500,000 to the march, went surrounded by personal gunslingers, who were armed to the teeth.

5 Stories the Media Buried While Obsessing Over “March for Our Lives”

As the media and government focused their attention on the thousands of teenagers demanding the state take away their right to self-defense in the March for our Lives rally, these five big stories were buried in the press.
By Matt Agorist
March 26, 2018
The Free Thought Project

Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of children, teens, and adults alike took part in the March for Our Lives rally to demand government take away our rights. Celebrities like George and Amal Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Oprah Winfrey all pledged to donate $500,000 each to the rally. Ironically enough, these people all think they are doing something heroic and brave. However, in reality, they are being used as tools of the state to strip Americans of their rights.

When hundreds of thousands of people march on the capital to demand the government take away their rights, we are witnessing the power of years of public indoctrination. Political activism has been co-opted by the establishment who now exploits young Americans to promote an agenda of gun control. Aside from being incredibly shameful, watching Americans beg the state to take away their right to self-defense is a telling sign of how well the indoctrination system is working.

This exercise in despotism and celebration of tyranny, dubbed “March for Our Lives,” dominated the news cycle over the weekend. The media, celebrities, and government alike celebrated, promoted, and sanctioned the idea of taking away our rights—all the while, downplaying and ignoring other extremely important issues.

The Free Thought Project has put together a list of five stories the media buried while promoting and spotlighting teenagers who are begging for tyranny.

1. Video of Stephan Paddock has finally been released.

In spite of the dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests by local media and lawsuits demanding the release the surveillance footage, somehow the New York Times was able to obtain the exclusive footage allegedly showing Paddock inside the hotel.

In the chilling video, we see Paddock alone and blending in, never looking suspicious and even raising his hands in delight when he won $1,000 while gambling and eating sushi.

However, behind the scenes, Paddock was filling his room with dozens of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

“Over and over in the clips, Mr. Paddock is seen leaving the Mandalay Bay for his home in Mesquite, returning with a dark minivan loaded with suitcases,” the Times reported.

While the release of this footage is certainly a step in the right direction, this case remains shrouded in secrecy and deceit. What’s more, the NY Times was given hundreds of hours of video and yet they only released less than ten minutes of it. Until all the footage and evidence is publicly released, authorities and the mainstream media alike are doing a disservice to the public.

2. Americans waking up to the “shadow government” who runs things behind the scenes.

According to a Monmouth University Poll that was released this week, the majority of Americans believes that a group of unelected government and military officials secretly manipulate the United State government from behind the scenes….

[Read the rest at The Free Thought Project.]

Sunday, March 25, 2018

One of America’s Biggest Racist Mass Murders Has been Disappeared: PSA Flight 1771 (Video, Photos)

Via An Old Friend

N.S.: David Burke.

I didn't know about this atrocity at all, until one of my “sons” (who was ultimately purged by Google) blogged on it, in April 2012.

I was in the country at the time, and would imagine it was not widely reported on, for the usual reason.

Burke was a Jamaican. I don't recall if he was here legally, but he sired seven bastards with an assortment of women, while getting AA jobs, on which he pursued a life of crime (big-time drug courier and small-time thief), and asserted that he was a vic of racism.

After he murdered 42 people, some of his family members defended him.

The media described what Burke did as "revenge," but he had nothing to avenge. Committing an atrocity against people who never wronged you, and calling it "revenge," is a black thing... or a white Uncle Tom and Aunt Jemima thing.


Mass murdering war criminal, David Burke



David Augustus Burke

Classification: Mass murderer


- Fired airline employee

Number of victims: 43 42
Date of murder: December 7, 1987

Date of birth: May 18, 1952

Victims profile: All 43 [sic] people on board the aircraft
Method of murder: Shooting/Caused the plane to crash
Location: In the air, USA
Status: Died in the plane crash

On December 7, 1987, David Burke, a fired airline employee, followed his ex-boss onboard a Pacific Southwest Airline jet with his mind set on revenge.

He shot the man in mid-flight and caused the plane to crash, killing all forty-three people onboard including himself.

David Burke was a man who felt persecuted. He had been fired from his job with Pacific Southwest Airlines for what he thought of as nothing.

Unfortunately for him the airline considered the theft of thousands of dollars from alcohol sales as more than nothing. He was also being investigated because of the belief that he was using his position with the airline to help Cocaine smugglers get into the country more easily.

And now David Burke was gunning for revenge. And he blamed one man for his problems, Raymond Thompson [sp.].

On December 7, 1987, Burke decided it was time to be revenged. He booked himself onto a flight that he knew Raymond Thompson [sp.]would be on. He did little packing for the trip though, all he had was his [sic] .44 Magnum handgun.

As the plane was midway through the trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco, it mysteriously went down, crashing in the San Luis Obispo. When investigators saw the name of Burke on the flight they immediately became suspicious, as Burke was known to be very pissed off at the airline.

During the search of the wreckage they found a .44 Magnum and six spent shells.

These were found in what remained of the cockpit. It seemed that Burke had killed the pilots, along with the flight supervisor Thompson.

Near to this wreckage was found a part of a note to Thompson. It read, "Hi Ray, I think it's rather ironical that we ended up like this. I asked for some leniency for my family, remember? Well I got none, and you will get none."

When the black box flight recorder was discovered there was quite clearly the sounds of gunshots in the background.

It would seem that Burke was very successful in his revenge. After his death a suicide note was found in which Burke said that he was hoping to kill Thompson.

David Augustus Burke (May 18, 1952–December 7, 1987) was an employee of USAir (now US Airways), who had been on unpaid leave following an investigation into his theft of $69 from an airline fund. In a hearing on December 7, 1987 he was dismissed from his job by his supervisor, Raymond Frank Thomson, even after he pleaded for leniency. As he left his office, he was told to have a nice day, for which he replied, "I intend on having a very good day."

Burke then purchased a ticket on PSA Flight 1771, a daily flight from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco, that Ray Thomson, his supervisor, took daily as Thomson lived in San Francisco and worked at Los Angeles International Airport. Using his USAir credentials, Burke was able to bypass security armed with a loaded .44 Magnum pistol. After he got onto the plane at Los Angeles International Airport, he wrote a note on an air-sickness bag. The note read:

Hi Ray. I think it's sort of ironical that we ended up like this. I asked for some leniency for my family. Remember? Well, I got none and you'll get none.

As the plane was cruising at 22,000 feet, Burke left his seat and headed to the lavatory, dropping the note on Thomson's lap. As he exited the lavatory a few moments later, Burke took out his handgun and shot Thomson, as the cockpit voice recorder later confirmed. He then headed for the cockpit door. The recorder then picked up the voice of a female, presumed to be a flight attendant, who told the cockpit crew, "We have a problem." The captain replied, "What kind of problem?" Burke then appeared at the cockpit door and announced, "I'm the problem," simultaneously firing two more shots that probably killed the pilots.

Several seconds later, the cockpit recorder picked up increasing windscreen noise as the airplane pitched down and began to accelerate. This may have been deliberate on the part of Burke, or may have been the result of the dead pilots slumping down onto the control columns. At this point, Burke turned the gun on himself. As the plane descended through 13,000 feet, at a speed of Mach 1.2, it broke apart and crashed in a farmer's field in the Santa Lucia Mountains near the coastal town of Cayucos, California.

Forty-three people, including Burke, were killed in the shootings and plane crash, making David Burke the worst African-American mass murderer in US history.

Previously, Burke had worked for an airline in Rochester, New York, where he was a suspect in a drug-smuggling ring that was bringing cocaine from Jamaica to Rochester via the airline. He was never officially charged.

Zimbabwe in Brooklyn: Racist Hate Crime in New York City: “Man punches 5-year-old boy on Brooklyn subway”


"Police are seeking this man, who they say attacked a 5-year-old boy in a Brooklyn subway before running off."

By An Anonymous Reader

As heard - incredibly - on the A.M. news today. A five-year-old boy with his mother, with not one righteous man in that car doing a damn thing about it - Zimbabwe in Brooklyn.

Clear surveillance photos forced their hand with regard to: the usual 'perp was man with black hair' idiocy.

Since they've declared clear war on Whites - at what point is it legitimate to use equal force to fight back?

I wonder how many more times this woman's children have to be attacked before she can 'see' that her Cobble Hill 'progressive' nabe actually is nothing of the sort?

N.S.: Between the NYPD “disappearing” such attacks, and the rest of the time, white victims not wasting their time calling the cops, who have long since gone over to the dark side, 99% of them never make it into the crime stats.

Man punches 5-year-old boy on Brooklyn subway
By Adam Shrier
New York Daily News
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 5:06 A.M.

A craven straphanger punched a 5-year-old boy in the face on a Brooklyn subway, then taunted the child, police said Sunday.

The boy and his mother were riding on a Brooklyn-bound G train near the Bergen St. Station in Cobble Hill when the man came up and socked him around 4:25 p.m. Saturday, cops said.

“Are you going to cry to ya’ mommy?” the puerile brute said, according to police sources.

He dashed off the train at the Bergen St. station.

Medics took the boy to NYU Langone Health-Cobble Hill where he was treated for bruising and swelling on the left side of his face.

Police on Sunday shared photos of the suspect snapped by an eyewitness of the attack and are now asking for the public’s help tracking him down.

He is described as black, about 20, 6-foot, 160 pounds, with a medium build, short black hair and moustache. He was last seen wearing an olive colored long-sleeve shirt, black jacket, black sneakers and beige cargo pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Adjectives, too, are Subject to Affirmative Action Guidelines



By Reader-Researcher R.C.

She's [Michelle “Obama”] just another black who lived in public housing.

“Amy Sherald is an African-American artist known for her unique style, and her portraits tend to underscore themes of social justice. She often paints black skin tones in gray as a way to take away the assigned ‘color’ of her”

Smithsonian Moves Michelle Obama Portrait Due to ‘High Volume of Visitors’

"Michelle Obama was so popular she needed more space. The distinctive Amy Sherald painting of the former first lady, unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait ..."

N.S.: “Unique style”; “The distinctive Amy Sherald painting”…

Isn’t every artist supposed to have a unique style, and do distinctive work? The unwitting, subliminal message is that Amy Sherald is a black, female incompetent.

And throwing in “assigned ‘color’” guaranteed her raves from allied media operatives whom she feared might otherwise have ignored her, though I can't see why they would have.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Cashill: If Trump’s Old Sexual Peccadilloes are Fair Game, Why weren't Obama’s?

Via An Old Friend

If Stormy Daniels, Why Not Larry Sinclair?
By Jack Cashill
March 21, 2018

“Earlier today,” Larry Sinclair posted Tuesday of this week on his Facebook page, “I received an email from one of DCs leading News Organizations White House reporter asking my take on the Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal consensual sex allegations against Trump.”

“Of course,” Sinclair continued, “the question included the comparison of media attention given to this compared to 2008 allegations/statements.”

The “allegations/statements” Sinclair refers to are those he himself made at a press conference at the National Press Club in June 2008.

Sinclair began the 2008 conference by detailing his past criminal history, his convictions largely involving check fraud. “But I am also an American citizen,” he noted.

Sinclair then told a very detailed story and included the names of all involved, the dates, the hotel, even some phone numbers.

As the story goes, and he told it very convincingly, Sinclair came to Chicago in November 1999 to attend his godson’s graduation.

He asked his limo driver, name provided, if he could recommend someone with whom he could “socialize” while in Chicago.

The driver recommended Obama by name. When Obama showed up, he introduced himself as “Barack Obama.”

Together they smoked crack and Sinclair performed fellatio on Obama. The next day Obama showed up at Sinclair’s hotel, and they repeated the ritual.

Sinclair first became aware of Obama’s political career when he gave his keynote speech at the Democratic Convention in 2004. Sinclair was living in Mexico at the time.

In September 2007, according to Sinclair, he contacted the Obama campaign with the request that Obama tell the truth about his use of drugs.

At the time, Obama, then a candidate for president, was telling the media he did not use drugs after college.

Some time later Sinclair received a call from a “Mr. Young” who allegedly worked with the Obama campaign. Young wanted to know if Sinclair had told his story of sex and drugs to anyone in the media.

The nature of the call surprised Sinclair in that he had not mentioned the sex part of his get together with Obama.

In a second contact that October, Young claimed he was “personally involved” with Obama and wanted to make sure Sinclair had not talked to the media.

In a third contact in early December, according to Sinclair, Young confessed that he was just milking Sinclair for details about his rendezvous with Obama and that Obama had no plan to correct the record on his drug use.

On December 24, 2007, Chicago’s ABC station reported that the choir director at Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ, Donald Young, was found shot to death.

Sinclair believed that this was the same “Mr. Young” who contacted him. As WND reported in 2012, Young was openly gay, and many in the Trinity United community, including Young’s mother, believe Young was murdered to protect Obama’s reputation.

Of course, none of this interested either the mainstream media or the respectable conservative media.

Politico, whose “most read” story this week concerned Stormy Daniels’s alleged affair with Donald Trump 12 years ago, headlined its account of the Sinclair press conference, “Obama accuser has long rap sheet.”

Reported Ben Smith, “Sinclair is familiar to political junkies and reporters as the source of outlandish allegations about Senator Barack Obama, tales that began with sex and drugs and moved on to murder.”

This was the same Ben Smith who in February 2008 reported as fact David Axelrod’s claim that the Obama-Bill Ayers relationship went no deeper than the happenstance that their children “attend the same school.”

True, upon learning that Obama’s oldest child was born 18 years after Ayers’ youngest, Smith later added a comically circuitous “update.”

In September 2008, Smith and Politico came to Obama’s rescue once again. On the word of someone not even known to Percy Sutton’s family, Smith insisted that Sutton’s story of helping a Saudi prince get Obama into Harvard had been put “to rest for good.”

As in the Sutton and Ayers cases, Politico made no real effort to follow up on Sinclair’s accusation. The network and the major newspapers do not appear to have reported on Sinclair at all.

Today, Sinclair sees the media’s sudden interest in old sexual encounters for the agenda-driven hypocrisy it is.

“So at first I thought maybe I should just politely ignore the email and let it go without reply,” Sinclair writes about the media request, almost assuredly from a conservative source.

“Then I realized that after more than 10 years of having people use the media, internet and social media to distort and outright lie about the truth I might want to put my 2 cents in, if for no other reason than to address the people and the media’s thirst for finding ways to twist facts to fit a narrative.”

As he surely suspects, Sinclair will find his story no more welcome today than it was 10 years ago--Stormy Daniels or no Stormy Daniels.

TCM's Film Noir of the Week for Saturday Night-Sunday Morning at Midnight ET is No Questions Asked (1951)



By David in TN
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4:42:00 P.M. EDT


Barry Sullivan and a nice girl

TCM's Film Noir of the Week for Saturday night-Sunday morning at Midnight ET is No Questions Asked (1951). Barry Sullivan stars as an insurance lawyer who becomes a kind of legal fence, working with fur and jewel thieves to return stolen merchandise for a price saving his insurance company money.

Mystery player

No Questions Asked repeats at 10 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 25.

Arlene Dahl

Arlene Dahl plays Sullivan's gold-digging fiancee who throws him over for a wealthy man. He makes a nice commission on the side but predictably, gets into trouble.



Sorry for the belated heads-up, The Third Man (1949) is on TCM at 8 p.m. ET tonight, Friday, March 23.


N.S.: I’m likewise sorry—I was asleep when you posted this, and didn’t wake up until 10 p.m.!

Aaron Copland’s Complete Masterpiece Score Album to The Red Pony (1949)

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

When I was a university student in West Germany, this music helped sustain me. I often borrowed it from the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut (German-American Institute). Did I ever suffer from homesickness!

When I was a boy, I read only the first few pages of the opening story in the collection (of five?) that constituted the book, The Red Pony. Steinbeck described the mountains of the part of California he grew up in.

When my chief of research was ten, I bought the DVD of the picture. It’s uneven. There are some wonderful performances, especially the boy, Robert Mitchum as Billy Buck, the macho ranch hand who steals the boy’s heart, and Louis Calhern, whom I didn’t even recognize as the pioneer maternal grandfather of the heroic settler age, whose stories humiliate his tenderfoot, lawyer son-in-law.

What makes the movie hold together and work is Copland’s brilliant music. The picture had been slated for a 1948 release. If it had been released on time, this score ought to have been nominated for an Oscar, and would have deserved to win. But ‘twas not to be.

Meanwhile, Copland scored The Heiress, which was released on time in 1949. And he gave the picture a stunning score—what survived of it.

However, The Heiress was directed, for better or worse, by Willi Wyler (The Best Years of Our Lives). While Wyler made brilliant pictures, he liked to ruin the lives of independent-minded composers. He butchered Copland’s score, which led to the latter refusing his Oscar the following year, when the Academy bestowed one on him for the brilliant ruins of his score to The Heiress.

Copland’s score to The Red Pony was not nominated, even though it was superior to his score that won.

Copland responded to Wyler’s abuse by saying to hell with Hollywood, and leaving at his peak as a movie composer. He returned for a brutal, New York City-set movie called Something Wild in 1961, but by then, the magic was gone.

Reds took advantage of Copland’s long absence and its timing, to concoct one of their constant hoaxes, whereby Copland (who was a communist, but who had never joined The Party) had been “blacklisted.”

At the end of the spectacular opening musical sequence to The Red Pony, “Morning on the Ranch,” as the natural world awakens, the name “Aaron Copland” flashed across the screen. My ten-year-old responded, “Thank you, Aaron.”


Morning on the Ranch
The Gift
Dream March
Circus Music
Walk to the Bunkhouse
Grandfather's Story
Happy Ending

Performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin.