Hillary’s PR Firm – The MSM

It looks like Hillary is having a media problem.

Earlier this week, we learned from Gawker that at least one U.S. reporter traded content in his article for information from Hillary Clinton’s staff while she was Secretary of State. In what is an almost hard to believe exchange, Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic, agreed to insert specific words and imagery into his article in return for a copy of Hillary’s upcoming speech at the Council on Foreign Relations.

I have had my own experience with that.

‘News’, as Hearst once remarked, ‘is something which somebody wants suppressed: all the rest is advertising

A few years back I wrote for a major electronics publication. I wrote an article on how connecting the power grid to the internet was a very bad idea. I got fired. They had sales goals to meet. And my thinking was contra to meeting their goals.

I read the news today – Oh. Boy.


The Death Of Europe?

The woman in the video describes what the Muslims have done to her town, Calais. She talks about how the residents are not allowed to defend themselves. Home invasions. And more. The comments to the video are very interesting.

It fits in with the video I posted yesterday. Who Will Protect The Women In A Feminized Europe?


Who Will Protect The Women In A Feminized Europe?

Fortunately it is some European women making this point. It is ironic though. Maybe fish do need bicycles.

The left has been working on feminizing men for a very long time. The epitome of that is our current president. OH?Bummer! The video is a fine example of how fast all the gains of the leftists can be reversed under stress.

You will note of course that the loss is not total. It is early days yet.

So why were the women who were attacked without personal protectors? When the ladies start asking that question the culture will change.

You can read more at The War Brides of Europe. The wild and crazy comment section is worth a scan.

I do not think that anything will save the country: unless through war and revolution, when those who wish to survive will have to think and act for themselves according to their desperate needs, and not by some rotten yardstick of convention. – Aleister Crowley


Clinton To Get Penis Transplant If Elected

Did she really say that? Well no. This is what she said:

Well, look, I’ve got to just jump in here because, honestly, Sen. Sanders is the only person who I think would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment. And I’ve got to tell you that it is …

It is really quite amusing to me.

She can’t be part of the establishment because she is a woman. I got that. But does it mean she will be getting a penis transplant when she gets elected to be the head of the establishment? The operation will not be televised.


Where the boys are!

According to Gloria Steinem, the boys are with Bernie Sanders. Which, in the mind of this elderly feminist scold, means that girls who claim to be supporting Bernie Sanders are actually only after the boys.

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has drawn the wrath of the Twitterverse for suggesting that young women supporting Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign are doing so to gain the attention of men.

“When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,’” Steinem told Bill Maher Friday night on the comic’s HBO show “Real Time.”

Maher leapt right on her comment. “Now if I said that, ‘Yeah, they’re for Bernie because that’s where the boys are,’ you’d slap me,” he said.

And what about the boys who ask, “Where are the girls?” and then flock to the candidate the girls support? Apparently Steinem thinks boys have more sense than girls. (Which I guess follows if you proceed from the sexist assumption that girls are weak-minded and in need of protection and domination.)

What has feminism come to?

Steinem’s belief that girls are inherently stupid, vapid, and easily misled is the essence of old fashioned sexism!


Corn Syrup

How sweet it is.  Well done, Iowans.   Well done.

So, it turns out electrolytes aren’t a substitute for a ground game.  Or a sane candidate.

Cruz won narrowly,  but his victory is nonetheless quite impressive: he beat Trump, a surging Rubio, the GOP establishment, the ethanol subsidy lobby, Trump, the governor, the rest of the deep GOP field, birther attacks, and Donald Trump.

Cruz also outperformed the polls by about seven points, which is about what many of us had expected.

And did I mention he beat Trump?

Apparently voters noticed that “take Iraq’s oil” and “ban all Muslims from entering the United States” are as far from serious (or even sane) policy ideas as Iowa is from New York.

Right now, if we (risibly) extend Iowa’s results through the primaries, we could be looking at a brokered convention pick, where we might see a deal that makes Rubio the Presidential candidate and Cruz the Vice Presidential pick, or vice versa.  At this point there is no good libertarian candidate anywhere in this race (beyond Rand Paul’s single-delegate haul last night), but however the race shakes out from here, Rubio or Cruz would both be infinitely preferable to the other three major candidates, who all offer a real chance to destroy the Republic and all its hard-won liberties through rampant corruption, socialism, or populism.


Out Of Your Mind

The Bernie Sanders campaign wants his voters to be out of their minds.


This election sucks

I’ve been trying to watch tonight’s Iowa election results by switching back and forth from Fox to CNN, and I cannot help notice that CNN is broadcasting Hillary’s speech while Fox is broadcasting Cruz’s. (Hillary has the good sense to have Bill standing behind her, while Cruz has the bad sense to have his loony tune father standing behind him.)

Pretty sickening choice, in my opinion.

Once again, anyone but Hillary, but why Cruz?

(Hillary would slaughter him.)

MORE: Reason‘s Nick Gillespie has similar concerns:

Cruz Won Iowa Because of Evangelicals, Would Lose General Election For Same Reason

(On a personal level, I find the man as shrill and scolding in tone as Hillary and as eminently dislikable….)


They Asked For Equality – They Got Misery

Socialist Venezuela is a complete disaster. The people voted themselves a share of the wealth. They are now getting the misery.

[Venezuela’s] economy shrinks 10 percent one year, an additional 6 percent the next, and inflation explodes to 720 percent. It’s no wonder, then, that markets expect Venezuela to default on its debt in the very near future. The country is basically bankrupt.

That’s not an easy thing to do when you have the largest oil reserves in the world, but Venezuela has managed it. How? Well, a combination of bad luck and worse policies.

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as ‘bad luck.’” Robert Heinlein

“Concentration of wealth is a natural result of concentration of ability, and recurs in history. The rate of concentration varies (other factors being equal) with the economic freedom permitted by morals and the law… democracy, allowing the most liberty, accelerates it. — Will and Ariel Durant

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.- Winston Churchill


We are ruled by tyrants

A couple was late arriving home, so their 11 year old boy waited for them and entertained himself playing in the family’s yard. This might sound like an unremarkable story, except the cops were called by some sicko busybody neighbor (some people get their jollies siccing the authorities on others), and the result?

Felony charges were filed against the parents, and both of their children were taken away for a month!

The boy didn’t have a key, so he played basketball in the yard. He was alone for 90 minutes. A neighbor called the cops, and when the parents arrived—having been delayed by traffic and rain—they were arrested for negligence.

They were put in handcuffs, strip searched, fingerprinted, and held overnight in jail.

It would be a month before their sons—the 11-year-old and his 4-year-old brother—were allowed home again. Only after the eldest spoke up and begged a judge to give him back to his parents did the situation improve.

What is going on in this country? These kinds of stories are becoming routine.

No wonder the voters are angry.

I have not researched it, but I’d be willing to bet that the tyrannical law which nearly ruined an innocent family was bipartisan.


Paul Kantner – RIP

I saw the Airplane around ’74 in Carbondale. I saw Paul Kantner when he visited Rockford about 5 years ago. A great evening.

More at Reason.

A previous Classical Values post on Paul Kantner


The Great Global Warming Blizzard

Just as a lack of snow is proof of Global Warming, so is a record setting blizzard!

No really.

I’d be willing to bet that seemingly “normal” weather is also caused by Global Warming.

You can’t be too careful!


The Importance Of Ignorance

Another title for the video might be “How To Start A Renaissance”.


Is the election over?

Or at least, has Hillary selected her running mate already? I saw this professional looking sticker today and wondered whether I missed something in the news.


(No, that is not the actual license plate on the car.)

I’m letting Coco have the last laugh on this.

UPDATE: Many thanks to Sarah Hoyt at Instapundit for the link, and a warm welcome to all!


You Can’t Lick Pornography

You can’t lick pornography. Female Edition.

Bondage, gang bang, double penetration, and rough sex–are all viewed twice as often by women as men.

Isn’t it about time we fixed this inequality?


An echo, not a choice

Watching tonight’s debate, I do not want this person to be president.


I’d rather have any of the Republican candidates.

I’d rather have Bernie Sanders.

In fact, as I said many times in 2008, I’d rather have Barack Obama. If given the choice between voting for an Obama third term and a Hillary Clinton first term, I’d vote for Obama.

That makes me a sexist, right?

After all, those who voted for Obama were sexists, just as those who voted for Hillary were racists.

Yes, politics is that simple.


“We have journeyed far from here”


Feminist Foreign Policy

Sweden has a feminist foreign policy. What does that mean? First some background. Sweden, a country of about 9.6 million people, is home to 700,000 Muslims. About 7% of the population.

Many people in Sweden now feel that if Sweden can recognize Palestine, why not do the same with Western Sahara, a disputed territory unilaterally annexed by Morocco 40 years ago? Does such a decision not jibe with the “feminist foreign policy?” Or could it be that Morocco is a Muslim country, and that the feminist Wallström does not want to offend countries such as that? Certainly not after a debacle in 2015, when Wallström labeled Saudi Arabia a dictatorship with medieval laws and oppressing women. This statement before Parliament came as a reaction to the sentencing of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes, on charges of “insulting Islam.”

Many Swedes at the time were pleasantly surprised by Wallström’s statement, and thought that maybe this “feminist foreign policy” thing was not so bad after all. In the Muslim world, however, her statement was met with considerable anger. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, wrote on its web page: “In her remarks, Ms. Wallström degraded Saudi Arabia and its social norms, judicial system and political institutions.”

What Wallström apparently failed to grasp when she attacked the Saudi justice system, is that it is based on Sharia law, the Islamic judicial system. And one does not criticize this with impunity, as a Foreign Minister should know. So, instead of sticking to her original arguments, which were, of course, factually correct, wild panic erupted at the government offices. Wallström’s Press Secretary, Erik Boman, hurried to claim that his boss had not meant her statement to be construed as any kind of criticism of Islam. “We have the utmost respect for Islam,” Boman said. “Sweden values its good relations with the Muslim world.”

Wallström herself held an ingratiating speech in Parliament. She praised Saudi Arabia, mentioned that the king is the guardian of the two most important mosques in Islam, and stressed that many Swedes go on pilgrimage there every year. The end of her speech once again made people gasp: “To address some of the claims circulating, I would just like to say: We have the utmost respect for Islam as a world religion and for its contributions to our common civilization. … Sweden values our good relations to the Muslim world. Many Swedes are Muslims, and they of course give valuable contributions to our society.”

I assume that “feminist foreign policy” means avoiding war at all costs. She forgets that sometimes in world affairs there are irreconcilable differences.

On a historical note – Sweden was a “neutral” in WW2. They sold iron ore to Germany and bought coal from the Germans. Maybe they see a profit opportunity in Islam.

There does appear to be a fly in the “feminist foreign policy” ointment: Massive Coverup Exposed In Sweden As Media, Cops Hid Migrant Sex Attacks.

Reality is a son-of-a-bitch.


They Were Both Named Mohamed

There was a shoot up at a Calgary, Ontario Alberta night club. One patron was seriously injured. Bouncers at the night club captured the shooter before he could do more significant damage. Police arrested the suspected gunman and the suspected driver of the getaway vehicle. A third person (name not released) was not captured.

Police have charged Mohamed Elmi, 31, and Mohamed Salad, 29, both from Calgary, with attempted murder, and a host of firearms charges and aggravated assault.

Now what are the odds of two Mohameds?

There is no report on whether Mohamed was bothered more by the drinks served or by men and women dancing together. Assuming it was jihad that motivated them and not some other dispute.

Edited 14 Jan 2016 1047z to correct the location of Calgary Alberta.


“he did it in the name of Islam”

At least, that’s what he said:

Authorities say a Philadelphia police officer is recovering after he was shot several times during an ambush late Thursday night in West Philadelphia.

Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross says the officer was sitting in his patrol car around 11:30 p.m. at 60th and Spruce Streets when a gunman fired 11 shots through the driver’s side of the car.

Police are calling it an “attempted assassination.”

In a press conference, Commissioner Ross said the gun used in the attack was a stolen police firearm.

“It was stolen back in October of 2013. It was reported, and that is one of the things you regret the most when an officer’s gun is stolen, when it is used against one of your own.”

The officer, 33-year-old Jesse Hartnett, was struck several times, authorities say.

“Shots fired! I’m shot! I’m bleeding heavily!” Hartnett can be heard yelling on police radio.

Commissioner Ross says the suspect has given a full confession, saying he did it in the name of Islam.

“According to him, police bend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran.”

I’m sure the latter is a truthful statement of the man’s opinion. I’m also sure that it could be argued that “police bend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Bible.” Or Jesus. Or Buddha.

What I want to know is whether killing someone for religious reasons is either terrorism or a hate crime.

Any thoughts?

The reason I’m asking is that the DA seems to think the primary problem is guns:

District Attorney Seth Williams says “I’m very thankful the officer is alive. This shows us the need for smarter laws when it relates to guns on the street. My office is going to do all that we can to ensure the defendant is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

Got that? The thug has a gun stolen from a cop, uses it to fire 13 bullets at a cop for violating the Koran, and this means we need more gun laws?

What’s the thinking here? The more laws violated, the more laws we need?