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An excellent article

By Patrick Van Roy On January 17th, 2018 at 6:59 am

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON writes an excellent piece in National Review. It is a blunt piece of Truth. Something that is hard to find in print these days. It is an Opinion piece, but an opinion that is right on the money. He captures the truth of where we stand better than anything I have read yet.

To many progressives and indeed elites of all persuasions, Trump is also the Prince of Anti-culture: mindlessly naïve American boosterism; conspicuous, 1950s-style unapologetic consumption; repetitive and limited vocabulary; fast-food culinary tastes; Queens accent; herky-jerky mannerisms; ostentatious dress; bulging appearance; poorly disguised facial expressions; embracing rather than sneering at middle-class appetites; a lack of subtlety, nuance, and ambiguity. In short Trump’s very essence wars with everything that long ago was proven to be noble, just, and correct by Vanity Fair, NPR, The New Yorker, Google, the Upper West Side, and The Daily Show. There is not even a smidgeon of a concession that some of Trump’s policies might offer tens of thousands of forgotten inner-city youth good jobs or revitalize a dead and written-off town in the Midwest, or make the petroleum of the war-torn Persian Gulf strategically irrelevant to an oil-rich United States.

These are truths that need to be said, truths that are hard to find uttered by “those that know”. They are truths nonetheless. As is this one:

The Left and Never Trump Right claim that Trump is Stalin, Hitler, or Mussolini. In fact, for the first time in eight years, it is highly unlikely that the FBI, IRS, CIA, DOJ, and other alphabet-soup agencies see their tasks as going after the president’s perceived opponents.

If you truly want to know what people like me feel and believe, I invite you to read the article. The clips I’ve given you are but a smidgen of the pearls he casts before the swine. Take the time to enjoy it. Here

and is the key to open the padlock sized at 9mm.?

By Mike Cunningham On January 16th, 2018 at 1:24 pm

So, you live in the Caribbean, and your Puerto Rico island home gets hit by a hurricane. Major parts of your power infrastructure are either flattened, or torn away and dispersed by the furious force of the winds. 99% of the homes, businesses, streets, whole communities are without electricity. The response from the Federal Government, sniped at before it had even begun, was impressive, with pre-positioned teams from both FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers landing hours after the winds had begun to die down. Some time after the initial response teams commmenced their work, rumours began circulating that the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority was starving imported contractors  of vital line materials, and PREPA was trying to put them out of business, and toss the costly repair contracts to its own favourite companies.

So, after learning of a secret stash of electricity distribution equipment, hoarded by PREPA for reasons unknown, FEMA and the USACE, along with armed security details, forced their way into the warehouse, and immediately began distributing the sorely-needed tensioning gear, without which the contractors could achieve nothing. Seems as though a couple of holstered M9 sidearms gave both FEMA and the USACE the leverage to ‘electrify’ Puerto Rico.

Dolores O’Riordan

By Phantom On January 16th, 2018 at 10:18 am

This song would not have been popular with everybody at the time

It was important, and so was she

Jan 15th

By Patrick Van Roy On January 15th, 2018 at 10:39 pm

One for a Man touched by the Holy Ghost, and one for the Woman who should become an Angel for putting up with me for 30yrs.

If you have never listened to the Full Speech do yourself a favor and do so.

THE POWER OF SOCIALISM

By Pete Moore On January 15th, 2018 at 7:13 pm

@JPY Kurdish

Video showing people in Socialist Venezuela are starving so unbearably that they invade private farms to hunt in a primitive way the cows and other domestic animals as a source of food.

Incredible.

Not even the world’s greatest oil reserves and a year round growing season can prevent socialism from returning Venezuela to a hunter-gatherer society.

MLK’S MESSAGE TO THE LEFT

By Pete Moore On January 15th, 2018 at 6:51 pm

I see that the commies are tweeting about Martin Luther King, usually with a reference to Trump and racism and justice and blah blah. They would be shocked to learn that MLK preached non-violence. Antifa and the BLM terror groups in particular would be miffed at this.

He also hoped that his children will be judged by their character, not by the colour of their skin. The Left disavows this view. It has completely inverted MLK’s message. Across the Anglosphere, skin colour is everything. The Left has made it so. If MLK were alive today he would be regarded as an Uncle Tom by the black and Left political establishments, derided as a sellout and hounded in public.

“not for a second did I make that connection in my mind.”

By Mike Cunningham On January 15th, 2018 at 5:42 pm

 

 

‘Yes, we also noticed that amazing view of sixty Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs flying in perfect formation at five thousand feet’!

 

 

ATW Mini Summit!

By Phantom On January 14th, 2018 at 9:50 pm

A few times a year, it is my privilege to come to the great city of London on business.

This year, I had Sunday as a free day. As luck would have it, David was in town! We chatted for a couple of hours, setting the world to rights.

Great seeing you David, til we meet again.

And it Begins… The Bell Begins to Toll

By Patrick Van Roy On January 14th, 2018 at 6:23 pm

Recommended Reading…

 

Feds announce indictment in massive bribery scheme connected to Hillary Clinton’s Uranium One deal

 

A federal indictment connected to the infamous “Uranium One” deal facilitated by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration was announced Friday.

What happened?

The Department of Justice announced an 11-count indictment against Mark Lambert in connection to a Russian bribery scheme involving the Uranium One sale. Lambert is the “former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company that provides services for the transportation of nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad,” the DOJ said in a statement.

He was charged with one account of conspiracy to violate the the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering, the DOJ said. More from the DOJ:

go HERE

Thought of The Day

By Patrick Van Roy On January 13th, 2018 at 2:23 am

Those who Fail to Learn History

Are Doomed to Repeat It,

Those who Fail to Learn History CORRECTLY—

Why They are Simply DOOMED.