As you are probably aware by now, there was a historic vote yesterday in the U.K. in which the people of Great Britain decided to leave the European Union in order to reclaim their national sovereignty. In watching the election returns last night I have to say that the spread between the leave vote and the remain vote was not as close as I thought it was going to be. Indeed, the pollsters were way off the mark in predicting the outcome. Many of them thought that the U.K. would remain or that the margin would be razor-thin. In fact the margin of victory for the leave vote was nearly 4%. The BBC reports the results here with regional breakdowns of the vote totals. As we can see, the final total was 51.9% for the leave camp vs. 48.1% for the remain camp.
This vote is an important step on the road back to national sanity. The self-congratulatory elites have had their chance and have been found wanting. Yet again we see that top-down socialist control, in whatever form it may appear, is a recipe for economic and social disaster. The damage that the elites have done is significant both across the pond as well as here. But real change is possible as we have seen in the U.K. this week. Now it’s up to us here in America to take the next step and clean our own house starting in November.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump gave a great speech this Wednesday that caused the conservative troops to rally and the leftist media to have screaming fits. It sums up a great deal of what has gone wrong during the Obama years and what we have to do to correct the situation.
Michelle Malkin does her usual great work here and brings us this article giving us the details of how Florida has turned into a Jihadist playground. Schools, mosques and even the jails are infested with plenty of the little suckers who are just dying to cause more death and mayhem. Brought to us by the good people at VDARE.
“Know your enemy and know yourself, and in a hundred battles you will never be in peril.” Sun Tzu – The Art of War
Today the excitable boy gave a press conference. The video is linked below and I urge you to watch it to see just how petulant, defensive and off-balance Obama was today. It is clear from the content of the speech, from its tone and from Obama’s body language, as well as the body language of the aides who walked in with him at the beginning of the speech, that this was an address that he did not want to give. The facts about the attack in Orlando have been coming out over the course of the last few days and they don’t support the leftist narrative, nor do they make this administration or the presumptive successor Hillary look particularly good.
The President would have us believe that he is serious about fighting against terrorism and trying to stop the spread of radical Islam. But he is not. There has been no real serious attempt to destroy the infection of radical terrorism at the source. Indeed, the administration’s “Arab Spring” has let loose a whirlwind of violence in the Middle East from Iraq to Syria to Libya and beyond. Hillary Clinton and President Obama are directly responsible for destabilizing the area and causing untold death and destruction throughout the region. That violence and destruction has come to our shores as a result of Obama’s deliberate and systematic injection of aliens into America’s heartland and home soil. The deaths of civilians here at home are the direct responsibility of this administration.
We also know that our law enforcement agencies did, in fact, know that the Orlando shooter was a danger. They were keeping an eye on him. They interviewed him more than once according to reports that have come out since the shooting over the weekend. He was under surveillance. He went to Saudi Arabia. And his co-workers had a few things to say about him. They thought he was dangerous and a threat. But he was taken off the watch list because this administration thinks that any suspicion of any Muslim is “Islamophobia.” And people died for it. I would bet that many of them were Democrats. They didn’t deserve it, but if you import the enemy onto your shores you have to expect bad things to happen.
Over the course of the last eight years Obama and the Democrats have been working diligently to inject millions of hostile foreign nationals into the country in an attempt to secure a permanent voting majority as well as to change the very nature of the nation’s culture. The damage that they have done to our country has been substantial and over the weekend we got another taste of it. As Obama’s mentor says, “The chickens are coming home to roost.”
On her radio show Tammy Bruce reports that Obama and Hillary want to bring in at least 100,000 more Syrian nationals even though Obama himself admits that he doesn’t know how to identify those who are coming into the country who might be a threat. (He says it’s hard) We don’t know how many terrorists are coming in, but we have to keep on doing it anyway. Obama says we have to keep doing the same thing that got over 100 people killed or wounded in Florida. And of course the Democrats immediately swerved into gun control so that they can take advantage of another crisis to take away your rights. Because law-abiding citizens are a threat, but foreign terrorists brought to the country to attack us are not, at least in the perverted universe of leftist Democrats.
The contrast between Obama and Trump is stark and clear to see for all those who are willing to look with open eyes. I urge you to watch both videos and judge for yourself. The question of who is going to be running the country after the next election is one of critical importance. Will it be the Alpha who gets things done and takes things seriously or will we get four more years of the Beta’s policies of surrender and subjugation to our enemies? Make no mistake; a vote for Hillary is a vote to continue down the path we are on. And Obama’s path to national suicide is not a place that any American should want to go.
For the record, my some of my grandparents came from Mexico too but not to turn the US into a third world country. They came here to be a part of the American dream. They learned English, worked hard, became a part of the community and assimilated into American life. They did not come here for an unending stream of government handouts or to suck the life out of this country for their own selfish benefit.
I will be supporting Donald Trump because I like the country I grew up in and I want to keep it strong and successful. I do not want to see it changed into some kind of banana republic or a third world pit. If you can’t get on board with that, they you need to get you ass back to Mexico and stay there. I mean really, there are plenty of third world hell holes you can go to. Don’t screw up America just because you are an asshole.
If you were watching the business channels today you saw another catastrophe brought to you by the Obama administration. The official jobs report came in at just 38,000 jobs for the month of May, far below the number that economists were expecting and indicative of the continuing collapse of the economy under the socialist/communist policies of the Obama administration.
Every month on jobs day, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics puts out a ton of employment-related data, each of which tells its own story about the state of the economy. Economists look past the official unemployment rate — known as the “U-3” number — to other metrics that provide more nuanced views of the employment situation.
The U-3 rate is defined as the “total unemployed, as a percent of the civilian labor force,” but doesn’t include a number of employment situations. A broader figure is the U-6 rate, which many economists rely on as a more accurate portrayal of employment in the country.
The U-6 rate remained unchanged at 9.7 percent in May.
Combine this with the above jobs report and you have a seriously dismal day for the economy and the market. The dollar was down as were the major market indices. The ten-year treasury yield dropped as people ran for cover and gold spiked up by about 3%. There is no way to put a happy face on this. The economy has been doing worse and worse under Obama as more people lose their jobs, drop out of the economy or are downsized to part-time work or watch their previously high-paying jobs go to India, Mexico and China. Meanwhile the elites in Washington are on the taxpayer-funded gravy train and have not a care in the world. They go on $100,000,000 dollar African Safari Vacations and send the dog off on his own taxpayer-funded private jet. The good times keep-a-rolling.
The average Facebook user would not know that they were fed a controlled diet of liberal-leftist approved stories and prevented from seeing those reports that did not serve the liberal agenda. Of course Facebook is a privately owned company and they can do what they want, just like any other member of the legacy media might do. But they are going to have some difficulty maintaining the fiction that they are free from bias and not politicizing their platform given the testimony from these former workers.
Several former Facebook “news curators,” as they were known internally, also told Gizmodo that they were instructed to artificially “inject” selected stories into the trending news module, even if they weren’t popular enough to warrant inclusion—or in some cases weren’t trending at all. The former curators, all of whom worked as contractors, also said they were directed not to include news about Facebook itself in the trending module.
In other words, Facebook’s news section operates like a traditional newsroom, reflecting the biases of its workers and the institutional imperatives of the corporation. Imposing human editorial values onto the lists of topics an algorithm spits out is by no means a bad thing—but it is in stark contrast to the company’s claims that the trending module simply lists “topics that have recently become popular on Facebook.”
It remains a mystery why so many people continue to believe in the fairy-tale fantasy of socialism, given its inevitable failure everywhere it is put into place, but as we can see from the current situation in Venezuela it is not from a lack of trying. This story from The L.A. Times informs us that US intelligence agencies are warning of the immanent collapse of Venezuela under the burden of the glorious worker’s paradise. It seems they have run out of other people’s money and the situation is dire.
Venezuela has been under the control of the left since 1999 when Hugo Chavez came to power. After his passing the office of the presidency went to his hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro whose qualifications for the office are that he is also a Marxist and he drove a bus. And apparently he is doing a bang up job with unemployment, violence and inflation running wild. Add to that the shortages of pretty much everything and you have one snappy utopian dream.
So just remember, socialism is so simple that anyone can do it. Even a 74-year-old from Vermont.
Recent polls have shown Maduro’s approval ratings have dropped as low as 15%, with a majority of Venezuelans blaming him for the country’s crisis and wanting to see his term truncated.
But the opposition has shown itself to be fragmented and unable to agree on a single strategy to oust the Maduro administration.
In addition to the recall movement, street protests spurred by both political and economic anger have besieged the Maduro government, which sent state security forces into neighborhoods this week to put down demonstrations.
Venezuela’s heavily armed population staggers under the world’s highest inflation rate. Maduro may also be worried about potential threats within his own inner circle and in the military, as the country deteriorates.
I came across this bit of short fiction by happy accident and had to share it. This short story is written by Matt Bracken, about whom I know nothing. But I found it both entertaining and compelling and read through it all in one sitting. In this story the author, a lefty who is a presidential advisor, tells of her involvement in a covert plan to undermine the constitution and to get rid of all those pesky conservatives in order to usher in the glorious socialist utopia that all leftists dream of. Sadly for her things don’t quite work out as planned. But I don’t want to give away any details, so I shall say no more. I will only say that you may find, as I did, that some of this story sounds remarkably familiar and not so far-fetched as one might have thought just a few years ago.
Hat tip to Rollo at Rational Male for this great video. It nicely sums up the insane world of political correctness as it is being practiced in our colleges and universities today. If you are a parent shelling out thousands of dollars for you kid’s education, this is most likely what you are paying for.
Roy Beck provides us with a visual demonstration that shows the immigration issue in context with the population of the third world. The left claims that we are helping the rest of the world when we take in a flood of refugees, but when you look at the total numbers involved, you see how false that argument is. What we take in, and can take in, is a drop in the bucket.
If you want to help the people in the third world, you have to do so by improving the societies in which they already live. We simply don’t have the resources to help the billions of poor people around the world and we would only end up destroying our own culture in the process.
The situation is astounding. Never before in my lifetime can I recall a president who was so critical, so histrionic and so hostile to his own country. But that’s what we have. And there is no reason at this point to think that Obama or the people in his administration are going to give in and face reality. No my friends, they are going to run out the clock on their grand vision to “fundamentally transform America” into their stinking socialist third-world-hell-hole. The only question for us is what do we do for the next year until we can kick the bastards out and get some adults elected who will put the brakes on and change the direction of the country. And I have to admit, that’s a big freaking question.
There is some good news though. First off it looks like people are finally starting to get it. Not just conservatives. No, I think most of us who indentify as conservatives have known very early on just who and what Obama is. But this attack in Paris and the sudden unleashing of ISIS has had the effect of waking up a large number of regular people, both in Europe and also here in the US. That is good news because you cannot change the direction you are going in if you aren’t paying attention. Obama’s strange and bizarre behavior is being noticed by people who up till now thought that he was a normal, if liberal, president.
At the same time we have candidates like Trump, Cruz and others willing to be more blunt and straightforward than we have seen in some time. And the media seems to suddenly be more interested in asking real questions of our president than in the past. Reporters asking Obama about the situation at the press conference did not back down like they have in the past. Instead they acted like real journalists. And Obama did not like it one little bit. He was annoyed, petulant and irritated. That’s a dead giveaway he did not expect the situation that we are in. Nor does he have any plan on how to deal with it. But you already knew that.
The coming year will be difficult. Obama is working hard to bring in thousands of refugee-terrorists and he is probably going to succeed at least partially. Combine that with his refusal to take American security seriously and we will almost certainly have terrorist attacks here in the US like those in Paris. Many experts expect it and Obama will do nothing as long as he is in office. So be prepared for a rough year.
A weak economy will be bad for everyone’s situation. If you have a job you will be lucky to keep it. If you are looking for work, things will be even tougher than they are already. No one will want to take risks. If you have money saved then you will be better off. Spend wisely and prudently; don’t go overboard if you can help it. Watch you pennies and clip coupons. The economy could take a hit if we are attacked. Do what you can to protect yourself. Learn to defend yourself if you can. Take your own security seriously. And keep you powder dry. But don’t despair. We are going to win in the long run. People are waking up, and that’s exactly what’s needed.
Tammy Bruce has put together a special public podcast of her show dedicated to the terrorist attack in Paris. Normally you have to be a subscriber to her show to get access to the podcasts, but in this case you can listen to the Tammy Bruce Show for free.