Monday, December 05, 2016

MULTICULTURAL ENRICHMENT IN SWEDEN UPDATE: AFRICAN GANG HARASSES, BEATS SECURITY OFFICERS IN STOCKHOLM UNDERGROUND.

Watch this video of African gang members harassing and beating security officers in the Stockholm Underground, via François Desouche:





Progress!!!


MFBB.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

SNAPSHOT OF ITALY'S ISLAMIZATION.

Via our buddies over at Gates of Vienna:





Thank Allah that the imam of one of the Bangladeshi mosques is a well integrated fella, who clearly speaks Italian fluently. It opens up perspectives for, ah, strenghtening the societal cohesion, building bridges etc etc yakka yakka yakka and so on and so forth.


Why these reactions of ordinary Italians are heartening in the sense that they clearly reject politically correct nonsense, that in itself is not enough. If they really want to do something about it, it's press their politicians to STOP, pronto, of letting their navy act like a ferry service across the Med, AND start breeding. Indeed, the birthrate among authochton Italians is now down to... 1.27 child per woman:


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Stats here.

From the Breitbart article:


"According to the latest data released Monday by Italy’s National Institute of Statistics (Istat), 485,780 live births were registered in 2015, representing a drop of some 17,000 children relative to 2014. This is just the latest confirmation of a downward trend, with the yearly birthrate declining by 91,000 since 2008.

The decline was far sharper in births to couples both of whom are Italian citizens. Children born to Italian couples sank to 385,014 in 2015 (a drop of over 95,000 over the last seven years). Istat attributed the trend to two factors: ever fewer Italian women at childbearing age and an increasing unwillingness to have children among those who could.

Births to couples where at least one of the members is a non-Italian have continued to climb relative to births to Italian couples, and now make up 20.7 percent of the total yearly births nationwide, or just over one fifth.

The Institute also highlighted a precipitous drop in the marriage rate, with 52,000 fewer marriages in 2015 than in 2008. The birthrate within marriages has dropped even more than among the general population (a decline of nearly 120,000 births in just 7 years). At the same time, out-of-wedlock births have risen steadily as a percentage of all births, representing 28,7 percent of the total in 2015.

Summing up, Istat notes that the average number of children per woman has dropped to 1.35 in 2015 from 1.46 in 2010. Italian women have on average 1.27 children whereas foreign women residing in Italy give birth to an average of 1.94 children per woman..."



That is simply catastrophic.


MFBB.



Saturday, December 03, 2016

SATURDAY NIGHT BILLY JOEL, THE CURE.

Following a tip by longtime reader Leo Norekens, first Billy Joel with Tell her About it. From the 1983 album An Innocent Man, a sympathetic nod to doo-wop and Motown music.





I remember well my disappointment when I bought this album, somewhere in the summer of 1983. I had expected a second The Nylon Curtain, which had gone down very well with me, but An Innocent Man, the follow-up, is actually as totally different as can be, starting with the cover. Where The Nylon Curtain oozes a certain pessimism, An Innocent Man is an upbeat piece of work, which at first is a bit strange since the cover is all in black and grey (compared to TNC's yellow stylised, even naive optics) and Joel just came out of a divorce from his first wife. Must have had something to do with his dating Elle McPherson and Christie Brinkley.


The Cure with an impossibly young cast performing A Forest.





Robert Smith's got a babyface, which means it must be a long time ago. And it is. From the 1980 album Seventeen Seconds.


Dobranoc.



MFBB.

ISLAMOPHOBIC RANT OF THE DAY.

When reading on Raymond Ibrahim's blog a post about a anti-Christian booklet issued by al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most "prestigious" "University", I stumbled on this comment by a chap called "Yankie".

I'm sure "Yankie" does not mind my copying and pasting:


"The Booklet Should Add The Beautiful Works Muslims Have Done In The Last Few Years For The Sake Of Allah:

Garissa University College Massacre of 147 Students in Kenya were Muslims (al-Shabaab Group).
Charlie Hebdo Shooting: 12 Killed at Muhammad Cartoons Magazine in Paris were Muslims
The Peshawar (Pakistan) School Massacre Of 134 Children were Taliban Muslims.
The Massacre of 45 Hostage Burned to Death on February 17th 2015 were Muslims (ISIS Group)
The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
The Bali bomb Attacks were Muslims.
The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
The Underwear Bomber was a Muslim
The U.S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
The Bali Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
The Moscow Theater Attackers were Muslims
The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
The Pan-am Flight #93 Hijackers were Muslims
The Iranian Embassy Takeover was by Muslims
The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack were Muslims
The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
The Beirut U.S. Embassy Bombers were Muslims
The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
The Kenyan U.S. Embassy Bombers were Muslims
The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
The Beirut Marine Barracks Bombers were Muslims
The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
The First World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
The Bombay and Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims
The Airport Bombers In Southern Thailand were Muslims
The Portland Christmas Tree Bomb Plotter was a Muslims
The American Airlines Flight #77 Hijackers were Muslims
The Nyanya Motor Park Bombers in Nigeria were Muslims
The Westgate Kenya Shopping Mall Attackers were Muslims
The Volgograd Train Station & Bus Suicide Bombers were Muslims
The Failed Car Bomb Plotter In NY Times Square in 2010 was a Muslim
The Failed Plot To Derail A Via Rail Passenger Train In Toronto, Canada were Muslims
The Failed Toronto [Canada] 18 Bomb Plotter In 2006 was a Muslim
The Beheading of The British Soldier In The Street Of Woolwich was a Muslim
The Bus #405 Suicide Attack was a Muslim
The Mehola Junction Bombing were Muslims
The Beit El Car Bombing was a Muslim
The Afula Bus Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Hadera Bus Station Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Dizengoff Street Bus Bombing was a Muslim
The Netzarim Junction Bicycle Bombing was a Muslim
The Jerusalem Binyanei Hauma Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Beit Lid Massacre were Muslims
The Kfar Darom Bus [Suicide] Attack was a Muslim
The Ramat Gan Bus #20 [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Ramat Eshkol Bus [Suicide] Bombing was a female Muslim
The Ashkelon Bus Station Bombing was a Muslim
The First Jerusalem Bus #18 Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Second Jerusalem Bus #18 Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Dizengoff Center Suicide Bombing in Tel Aviv was a Muslim
The Café Apropo Bombing in Tel Aviv was a Muslim
The 1st Mahane Yehuda Market Attack in Jerusalem was a Muslim
The Ben Yehuda Street Bombing in Jerusalem were Muslims
The 1st Kfar Darom Bombing was a Muslim
The Jerusalem Double Suicide Bombers in 1998 were Muslims
The Egged Bus #960 Bombing was a Muslim
The Haifa Central Bus Station Bombing was a Muslim
The Gaza Bombing in 2000 was a Muslim
The 2nd Mahane Yehuda Market Attack was a Muslim
The 2nd Kfar Darom Bombing in Gaza Strip was a Muslim
The Hadera Main Street Bombing was a Muslim
The Mehola Bombing in Northern Jordan Valley was a Muslim
The Netanya Centre [Car] Bombing were Muslims
The Tayibe Bridge Bombing was a Muslim
The Beit Yisrael Bombing was a Muslim
The Mei Ami Junction Bombing was a Muslim
The Netanya [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Talpiot Industrial Zone Bombing were Muslims
The Egged Bus #6 [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Mifgash Shalom Attack was a Muslim
The Kfar Saba [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Or Yehuda Bombing were Muslims
The Nablus School Bus Bombing was a Muslim
The HaSharon Mall Suicide Bombing in Netanya, Israel was a Muslim
The Hadera Mall Bombing was a Muslim
The Hadera Bus Station Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Jerusalem Center Bombing were Muslims
The Jaffa Road Bombing was a Muslim
The Netanya School Bombing were Muslims
The Dolphinarium Discotheque Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Dugit Bombing were Muslims
The Yehud Suburb Bombing in Tel Aviv were Muslims
The Kissufim [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Binyamina Train Station Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Moshav Beka'ot Bombing was a Muslim
The Sbarro Restaurant Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Wall-Street Restaurant [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Russian Compound Bombing was a Muslim
The Jerusalem Car Bombings were Muslims
The Hanevi'im Street [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Nahariya Train Station Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Beit Lid Junction Bombing were Muslims
The Talpiot Neighborhood Bombing were Muslims
The 1st Erez Crossing Attack was a Muslim
The Kibbutz Shluhot [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The 2nd Erez Crossing [Suicide] Attack was a Muslim
The 1st Egged Bus #823 [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Ben Yehuda Street [Two Suicide] Bombings were Muslims
The Haifa Bus #16 Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Hilton Mamilla Bombing was a Muslim
The Check Post Junction Bombing was a Muslim
The Neve Dekalim [Two Suicide] Bombings near Gaza Strip were Muslims
The Tel Aviv Outdoor Mall [Double Suicide] Bombings were Muslims
The Jaffa Street [Female Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Tayibe [Bus] Bombing in Tel Aviv were Muslims
The Karnei Shomron Mall Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Maale Adumim - Jerusalem Road [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Efrat Supermarket [Suicide] Bombing Attack was a Muslim
The Maccabim (Checkpoint) [Female Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Yeshivat Beit Yisrael Massacre in 2002 was a Muslim
The 2nd Egged Bus #823 Bombing was a Muslim
The Ariel Hotel Lobby [Suicide] Bombing in Samaria was a Muslim
The Café Moment [Suicide] Bombing in Jerusalem was a Muslim
The Egged Bus #22 [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The 3rd Egged Bus #823 [Umm al-Fahm] Bombing was a Muslim
The King George Street [Suicide] Bombing in Jerusalem was a Muslim
The Passover [Seder] Massacre at the Park Hotel in Netanya, was a Muslim
The Kiryat HaYovel Supermarket Bombing was a Muslim
The Allenby Street Coffee Shop Cafe Bombing in Tel Aviv was a Muslim
The Baqa al-Gharbiyah Bombing was a Muslim
The Matza Restaurant Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Efrat [Emergency] Medical Center was a Muslim
The Jerusalem Roadblock Bombing was a Muslim
The Yagur Junction [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The 3rd Mahane Yehuda Market Attack was a Muslim
The Rishon LeZion Bombing was a Muslim
The Netanya Market [Suicide] Bombing in 2002 was a Muslim
The Afula Road Bombing was a Muslim
The Rothschild Street Bombing was a Muslim
The Pi Glilot [LPG Depot] Bombing in Tel Aviv was a Muslim
The Studio 49 Disco Bombing was a Muslim
The Petah Tikva [Suicide] Mall Bombing was a Muslim
The Megiddo Junction [Suicide] Bus Bombing in Israel was a Muslim
The Herzliya Shawarma Restaurant [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Patt Junction Bus [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The French Hill Junction [Suicide] Massacre was a Muslim
The Immanuel Bus No.189 Attack were Muslims
The Neve Shaanan Street Bombing was a Muslim
The Nevi'im Street Bombing was a Muslim
The Hebrew University Massacre was a Muslim
The Meron Junction Bus #361 Attack was a Muslim
The 1st Umm al-Fahm [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The 2nd Umm al-Fahm [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Allenby Street Bus Bombing was a Muslim
The Geha Road Bombing was a Muslim
The Karkur Junction Suicide Bombings were Muslims
The Sonol Gas Station Bombing was a Muslim
The Kfar Saba Shopping Mall [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Kiryat Menachem Bus [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Tel-Aviv Central Bus Station Massacre were Muslims
The Haifa Bus #37 Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The London Cafe Bombing in Netanya was a Muslim
The Kfar Saba [Nordeau] Train Station [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Mike's Place Suicide Bombing in Tel Aviv was a Muslim
The Gross Square [Suicide] Attack was a Muslim
The Jerusalem Bus #6 [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The 3rd Kfar Darom [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Afula Mall Bombing was a Muslim
The Netzarim Bus Bombing was a Muslim
The Davidka Square Bus Bombing was a Muslim
The Sdei Trumot Bombing was a Muslim
The Kfar Yavetz Bombing was a Muslim
The Ariel Bus Station Bombing was a Muslim
The Rosh HaAyin Bombing was a Muslim
The Shmuel HaNavi Bus Bombing was a Muslim
The Tzrifin Bus Stop Attack was a Muslim
The Café Hillel Bombing was a Muslim
The Maxim Restaurant Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Tulkarem [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Beit Hanoun Junction Bombing was a Muslim
The Azzoun Bombing was a Muslim
The Geha Interchange Bus Stop Bombing was a Muslim
The 3rd Erez Crossing Attack was a Muslim
The Gaza Street Bus Bombing was a Muslim
The Liberty Bell Park Bus Bombing was a Muslim
The 4th Erez Crossing Attack were Muslims
The Ashdod Port [Double Suicide Bombings] Massacre were Muslims
The 5th Erez Crossing Attack was a Muslim
The Deir al-Balah Suicide Attack was a Muslim
The Beka'ot Checkpoint Bombing was a Muslim
The Tel Aviv Bus Stop Bombing was a Muslim
The Kalandia Checkpoint Attack was a Muslim
The Beersheba Bus Line 6 and 12 [Double Suicide] Bombings were Muslims
The Baka al-Sharkiyeh Checkpoint Attack was a Muslim
The Kalandia Gate Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The French Hill Junction Bombing was a Muslim
The Sinai Peninsula Bombings [in Egypt] were Muslims
The Carmel Market Bombing in Tel Aviv was a Muslim
The Karni [Border] Crossing Attack were Muslims
The Morag Attack was a Muslim
The Karni Border Crossing Attack was a Muslim
The Gush Katif Checkpoint Attack was a Muslim
The Stage Club [Suicide] Bombing in Tel Aviv was a Muslim
The 1st HaSharon Mall Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Beersheba Central Bus Station Bombing was a Muslim
The Hadera Market Bombing was a Muslim
The 2nd HaSharon Mall Suicide Bombing was a Muslim
The Tulkarem Roadblock Bombing were Muslims
The 1st Rosh Ha'ir [Shawarma] Restaurant Bombing in Tel Aviv was a Muslim
The Kedumim Bombing [in the West Bank] was a Muslim
The 2nd Rosh Ha'ir [Shawarma] Restaurant Bombing in Tel Aviv was a Muslim
The Eilat Bakery [Suicide] Bombing in Israel was a Muslim
The Dimona [Suicide] Bombings were Muslims
The Kerem Shalom [3 Palestinian] Suicide Bombings were Muslims
The 2011 Abuja United Nations [Suicide] Bombing was a Muslim
The Urumqi Car and Bomb Attack in a Market In China were Muslims
The Fish Vendor Massacre In Nigeria were (Boko Haram) Muslims
The Northern Kenya Bus Attack were (Al-Shabaab) Muslims

"WHEN YOU MEET THE UNBELIEVERS, SMITE THEIR NECKS, then when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds, then set them free, either by grace or ransom, until the war lays down its burdens". Quran: 47:4

"Prophet! MAKE WAR ON THE UNBELIEVERS [Non-Muslims] and the Hypocrites and deal sternly with them. Hell shall be their home, evil their fate". Quran 66:9
THE KORAN IS A BOOK OF HATE, DEATH AND DESTRUCTION"



CNN's Sally Kohn tweets Nya Nya Nya can't hear you!!!


MFBB.

Friday, December 02, 2016

#DUMPKELLOGGS!

By now most will have heard of the outrageous decision by Kellogg's to stop advertising on Breitbart - since that "hateful, racist, sexist, islamophobic, mysogynist, whatever" stuff that shows up on that site - a claim that is as ridiculous as patently untrue - is incompatible with Kellogg's "values".





Breitbart shot back the Trump way. And called for a boycott of Kellogg's products.

DowneastBlog joins in: sign the petition by clicking on the pic below:


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... and show these protofascist leftist poco asshats a big middle finger!


BOYCOTT KELLOGG'S!!!


MFBB.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

MAJOR SAFE SPACES FUBAR AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY.

By now, the whole world does not know about Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali Cultural Enricher who on Monday drove into a crowd at Ohio State University, got out, and stabbed 10 of his colleagues.

'Not', because the news is sooooooooooooo yesterday. Also, it's got nothing to do with islam. Here's unequivocal proof, offered by none other than the people behind Ohio State's own news outlet The Lantern:


"On Monday afternoon, the Ohio State Department of Public Safety released the name of the suspect involved in the violent incident near Watts Hall — Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a third-year in logistics management. The Lantern had interviewed Artan as part of Humans of Ohio State, a print-only feature in The Lantern’s Arts&Life section. Below, The Lantern has reproduced the same interview that appeared in the Aug. 25 issue of the paper. The text below is a direct quote from Artan.


“I just transferred from Columbus State. We had prayer rooms, like actual rooms where we could go pray because we Muslims have to pray five times a day.

“There’s Fajr, which is early in the morning, at dawn. Then Zuhr during the daytime, then Asr in the evening, like right about now. And then Maghrib, which is like right at sunset and then Isha at night. I wanted to pray Asr. I mean, I’m new here. This is my first day. This place is huge, and I don’t even know where to pray.

“I wanted to pray in the open, but I was scared with everything going on in the media. I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be. If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don’t know what they’re going to think, what’s going to happen. But, I don’t blame them. It’s the media that put that picture in their heads so they’re just going to have it and it, it’s going to make them feel uncomfortable. I was kind of scared right now. But I just did it. I relied on God. I went over to the corner and just prayed.”



Here, a relevant The Lantern screenshot to chew on, completely gratis:


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As American Thinker helpfully reminds us, a sizeable number of Ohio State students and faculty staff were actually rooting for muslim "refugees" to admit them on campus:


"The case of Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born Islamic terrorist who ran over and stabbed 11 people with a butcher knife at Ohio State may be what President Obama calls a "teachable moment." We can feel great sympathy for the victims, but it is also fair to point out that some of the policies advocated by said victims helped contribute to this tragedy. And the fact is that a large number of Ohio State faculty and students are strongly pro-Islamic immigration.

Hollie Nyseth Brehm, an assistant professor of criminology (ironically), and student ​Abd Al-Rahman Traboulsi created an organization at Ohio State called "Refuge," bringing in putatively victimized foreigners to get a free education in America.


~ Refuge seeks to fill a unique niche geared toward addressing the extensive gap of resources available to adolescent refugees. Refuge's annual program then will culminate in an immersion experience here at Ohio State where refugee students will attend classes, speak with faculty and stay in residence halls – ultimately transforming higher education from a far-off aspiration to a feasible reality that adolescent refugees can take steps toward achieving. We hope that you will consider working with us here at Ohio State or with the many other local Columbus organizations that aid with the refugee resettlement process.


It doesn't take a great leap to conclude that "refugees" are not from Norway and Sweden; they are largely Muslims from the Middle East. And Refuge is not the only Ohio State student group involved in this effort.


~ From clothing drives to tutoring sessions and mentorship programs, Ohio State student organizations such as the Syrian Student Union, Students for Refugees and Refuge: Empowering Adolescent Refugees are working to help those affected by the Syrian Civil War.

~ ... the club hopes to expand its current program to offer more services, including a mentorship program, English as a Second Language classes, and move-in assistance for refugees arriving in Columbus.

~ The organization Refuge is a recent addition to OSU that sheds light on the Syrian conflict. A club in the making, Abd Al-Rahman Traboulsi, a third-year in biomedical engineering, said he is launching Refuge as a mentorship program to connect students at OSU with refugee students in the Midwest over an online interface, with the ultimate goal of introducing refugees to the possibility of higher education.


In other words, to bring them on campus."



See for yourself, from Refuge's site:


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Hmmm. I recognize leftist bakkes when I see 'em. How about you? Well, I'm not an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology like Ms Brehm, but I'd add that apart from humanitarian aid and access to education muslim refugees now and then also need kuffars to plunge knives in.

Anyway, it's NOT fair. Right NOW, Mr. Abdul Razak Ali Artan is having hot sex with no less than 72 not-so-virgin-anymore virgins (Let us hope that when he's done his logistics skills will come in handy to keep the supply of virgins at reasonable levels).

But me? I sit here tapping away on this stupid Logitech keyboard manufactured in the f*cking People's Republic of China. Mr Trump, tear down these goddam free trade agreements!



MFBB.






Monday, November 28, 2016

BELGIAN MEDIA ON DEATH OF MURDEROUS DICTATOR WHO IMPRISONED HIS COUNTRY FOR 60 YEARS: "FIDEL CASTRO: MAN AND MONUMENT."

As could be expected, Belgian press pays a lot of attention when one of their great heroes croaks. Here are two screenshots from De Standaard Online:


FIDEL CASTRO: MAN AND MONUMENT
'El Comandante' is no more, but his political deeds and ideas will cast a long shadow on Cuba's future, writes Herman Portocarero.



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Herman Portocarero is a left-leaning Belgian writer and diplomat (and at one point Belgian Ambassador to Cuba). He does not belong to DS staff, but that he gets a pedestal to spout his nonsense about Cuba's "Monument" speaks bookmarks about De Standaard's sympathies vis-à-vis this murderous dictator.


and:


CUBANS BID FAREWELL TO CASTRO: "HE WAS EVERYTHING FOR ME."
Today at 20:39 by jvt | Source: Reuters/The Guardian
In Havana, tens of thousands of Cubans say goodbye to Fide Castro, the Cuban leader who died Friday at age 90.



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Some people take a slightly different view. Among them a certain Mr Steyn, who has an exceptional flair for pulling down do-gooder pants:


"Elsewhere in the US media, The Nation offered a more local comparison:


~ Castro almost outlasted 11 US presidents—Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, and passing in the waning days of Obama's last term. Perhaps he just couldn't bear the thought of President Donald Trump.


Impressive. How exactly did he manage to outlast all those here-today-gone-tomorrow US presidents? As I wrote in Maclean's eight years ago:


~ "Saying he is no longer healthy enough to hold office, Cuban leader Fidel Castro has announced he will not seek re-election after 49 years in power" — the Miami Herald.


Hmm. Castro didn't really have to "seek" re-election, did he? He's a — what's the word? Oh, yeah — "dictator." If he "seeks" re-election, he's pretty much guaranteed to find it — assuming for the purposes of argument you can be "re-elected" if you've never been freely or fairly elected in the first place. In its own "news report," the satirical website The Nose on Your Face got closer to reality:


~ "Fidel Castro announced today that he would not seek a new term as Cuba's president, citing concerns that at 81, it may be difficult for him to serve the full, constitutionally-mandated 49-year term."


Yeah, yeah, but who are you to preach? Back to The Nation:


~ Having been sanctimoniously lectured by all 11 US presidents on what constitutes proper democratic procedure, he might have thought Trump, about to take office with a minority of the vote and with significant voter suppression, a vindication.


Get back to us when Trump's first term lasts 49 years. As for that eleventh US president, Barack Obama declared:


~ At this time of Fidel Castro's passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. We know that this moment fills Cubans - in Cuba and in the United States - with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives...


Indeed. He "altered the course of individual lives" by ending them. Of those he didn't end, 20 per cent of the population fled the country. Some made it to Miami, others had the course of their lives altered by winding up in a watery grave. Among the many "individual lives" he "altered" was Mercedes Fernandez's, who before taking up residence in Castro's prison had never before had to "defecate parasites six centimeters long". As the Swedish author Johan Norberg remarked:


~ When I die, I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like Fidel Castro, not screaming in terror, like his victims.


That's a savage variation of the old gag: I want to die like my dad - peacefully in my sleep, not screaming in terror, like his bus passengers. And it's entirely appropriate, even if Mr Norberg's Twitter followers don't care for the cut of his jib. On the other hand, Britain's Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, offered a more nuanced judgment:


~ For all his flaws... he will be remembered both as an internationalist and a champion of social justice.


To those of us old-fashioned enough to prefer simple, unadorned "justice" to "social justice", the latter's modish and capricious priorities inevitably set you on the path to tyranny, mass incarceration, and blood on the floor. So I have no particular quarrel with Mr Corbyn's assessment. But I wonder what particular strand of "social justice" he thinks Castro "championed"? Gay rights?


~ Fidel Castro denounced homosexuality as "a bourgeois perversion."


It's fine for the louche salons of British socialists, but don't try it in Havana, where "under Article 303a of the country's Penal Code, 'publicly manifested' homosexuality remains illegal".

Justin Trudeau enjoys "publicly manifested homosexuality" so much he's the first Prime Minister of Canada to march in the annual LGBTQWERTY parade. If he were minded to "publicly manifest" his enthusiasm in Cuba, he'd be arrested: "Social justice" isn't quite as sociable there as it is in Toronto. But don't let a little thing like that get in the way of some A-grade dictatorial crawling...


~ It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba's longest serving President.

Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.

While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro's supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for "el Comandante".



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Colonel Cornelio Rojas might disagree about the Health Care part:




As might this chap:




Luckily, unlike Colonel Rojas, he had the benefit of a fair trial.


In short, if you ever needed more proof that Justin Trudeau is an over-the-top lunatic, here it is.



Now, over to Humberto Fontova:


"Fidel Castro jailed and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror. He murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six.

Fidel Castro shattered — through mass-executions, mass-jailings, mass larceny and exile — virtually every family on the island of Cuba. Many opponents of the Castro regime qualify as the longest-suffering political prisoners in modern history, having suffered prison camps, forced labor and torture chambers for a period three times as long in Fidel Castro’s Gulag as Alexander Solzhenitsyn suffered in Stalin’s Gulag.

Fidel Castro and Che Guevara beat ISIS to the game by over half a century. As early as January 1959 they were filming their murders for the media-shock value.

Fidel Castro also came closest of anyone in history to (wantonly) starting a worldwide nuclear war.

In the above process Fidel Castro converted a highly-civilized nation with a higher standard of living than much of Europe and swamped with immigrants into a slum/sewer ravaged by tropical diseases and with the highest suicide rate in the Western hemisphere.

Over TWENTY TIMES as many people (and counting) have died trying to escape Castro’s Cuba as died trying to escape East Germany. Yet prior to Castroism Cuba received more immigrants per-capita than almost any nation on earth—more than the U.S. did including the Ellis Island years, in fact.

Fidel Castro helped train and fund practically every terror group on earth, from the Weathermen to Puerto Rico’s Macheteros, from Argentina’s Montoneros, to Colombia’s FARC, from the Black Panthers to the IRA and from the PLO to AL Fatah.

Would anyone guess any of the above from reading or listening to the mainstream media recently?"




No. You wouldn't. A screenshot of Belgian daily De Morgen: "Tears because of deceased Castro:"


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Leftism is a disease of the mind.



MFBB.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

SATURDAY NIGHT THROWING MUSES, GARBAGE.

Throwing Muses with Bright Yellow Gun. AFAIK only hit on their 1993 album University.





Alternative rockband from Newport, Rhode Island. Formed in 1981. Lead singers are old acquaintances: Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly.



Garbage with I think I'm Paranoid. Album Version 2.0 (1998).





Formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1993. Still around, still the same band members: Butch Vig, Steve Marker, Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson.


Goede nacht.



MFBB.

MEET PAUL KRUGMAN, WORLD CLASS IDIOT.

From The New York Slimes' prime economics editor, Paul Krugman, Nov. 9, 2016:


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"It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover?

Frankly, I find it hard to care much, even though this is my specialty. The disaster for America and the world has so many aspects that the economic ramifications are way down my list of things to fear.

Still, I guess people want an answer: If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never.

Under any circumstances, putting an irresponsible, ignorant man who takes his advice from all the wrong people in charge of the nation with the world’s most important economy would be very bad news. What makes it especially bad right now, however, is the fundamentally fragile state much of the world is still in, eight years after the great financial crisis.

It’s true that we’ve been adding jobs at a pretty good pace and are quite close to full employment. But we’ve been doing O.K. only thanks to extremely low interest rates. There’s nothing wrong with that per se. But what if something bad happens and the economy needs a boost? The Fed and its counterparts abroad basically have very little room for further rate cuts, and therefore very little ability to respond to adverse events.

Now comes the mother of all adverse effects — and what it brings with it is a regime that will be ignorant of economic policy and hostile to any effort to make it work. Effective fiscal support for the Fed? Not a chance. In fact, you can bet that the Fed will lose its independence, and be bullied by cranks.

So we are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight. I suppose we could get lucky somehow. But on economics, as on everything else, a terrible thing has just happened..."



So, "If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never."

Ahem.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, NOV 25, 2016:


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This Keynesian asshole has by now been proven so many times DEAD WRONG that the credit he still enjoys is, in one word, unbelievable.


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Thursday, November 24, 2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2016!!!

DowneastBlog wishes its readers in the US and Canada a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Also, think of the service members out there. It might be that some of them have to make do with this:





So maybe you might want to invite one or more of them at your richly filled table.


"We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!

We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!"


Amen and enjoy!


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Sunday, November 20, 2016

RECOMMENDED VIDEO: UPDATE ON FRANCE'S ONGOING ISLAMIZATION.

The video starts with some thoughts by a Thierry Ardisson, who I assume is a virtual unknown outside France but who in his own country seems to be a household name in talk shows. he's also a TV and movie producer.

After that... see for yourself:





I fail to see the anti-Trump rants but what is clear is the astounding low intellectual level of these imams. Their incoherent and illogical sermons are, apart from the depressing lack of sound, well thought out arguments, characterized by the incurable tendency to navel gazing so typical for the followers of the prophet. Small wonder the islamic world cannot produce anything requiring intelligence, logic, precision and a commitment to quality. And to think that attendance to these clowns is on the rise!


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RECOMMENDED VIDEO: LT. GEN. MICHAEL FLYNN (RET.): "ISLAM IS CANCER".

To paraphrase our buddy CDR Salamander, General Flynn goes Outlaw Mike - even though I read somewhere he's a registered Democrat.

I've been saying this for a decade at least:





"Islam is a political ideology, which is pretending to be a religion. Islam is like a cancer. In this case, a malignant cancer. It has metastized."



Well, we all know what has to be done with cancers, before it's too late.


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Saturday, November 19, 2016

SATURDAY NIGHT ROXY MUSIC, PREFAB SPROUT.

Roxy Music with More than this. Album Avalon (1982).





Perhaps the most influential European band of the seventies.



Prefab Sprout with Cars and Girls. 2nd single from the album From Langley Park to Memphis (1988).





British blokes from the North of England (County Durham). Still around, though only the lead man, Paddy McAloon, remains.



Goede nacht.


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Thursday, November 17, 2016

RECOMMENDED VIDEO: THE SITUATION OF MUSLIM WOMEN IN ITALY.

A sobering video, courtesy Gates of Vienna:





President-elect Trump should forge ahead with plans to block immigration from muslim countries suspected of supporting terrorism.

Actually, he should block muslim immigration completely, but that is of course impossible, given the hysterical crowd out there, you know, the crowd that went ballistics because of some locker room talk ten years ago. Donald Trump is very rude and crass to women and does not respect them, ya know.

But count on those same lunatics to turn a blind eye to the above testimony. Count on them to facilitate the entry of millions more of the same "men" who think locking their wives up for years and only use them as breeding hens, cooks and janitors is OK. THAT kind of men is way better than The Donald!

Credits for translation to FouseSquawk, and for subtitles to Vlad Tepes.



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Saturday, November 12, 2016

SATURDAY NIGHT LEONARD COHEN (1934-2016).

For what it's worth, this humble blog's small tribute to Leonard Cohen. First Suzanne. From the 1967 album Songs of Leonard Cohen.





The Suzanne in question is Suzanne Verdal, in the sixties the girlfriend of Canadian/Québecois sculptor and artist Armand Vallaincourt.



The Partisan.





Album Songs from a Room (1969).



So long Marianne.





Also from Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967).


So long Leonard. Thank you for your music and God Bless. RIP.


Nite.


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