Thursday, October 18, 2018

Louis Farrakhan Compares Jews To Termites on Twitter, Twitter Does Nothing

Anti-Semitic hater Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, just posted a video of himself comparing Jews to termites while his congregation laughed, and Twitter won't do a damn thing about it because it doesn't yet violate its Terms of Use. Apparently, there is a policy on "dehumanizing language" but it hasn't been implemented yet. But a slew of conservative Twitter users have been locked out of their accounts, or suspended, for no good reason. Some yes, but most don't even have a clue why.  It happened to me the weekend of the Kavanaugh confirmation.

In the short video Farrakhan says:

“Now, white folk don’t like Farrakhan. Some of them respect me. But those who have been our deceivers, they can’t stand me. I’m not mad with you. In fact, to the members of the Jewish community that don’t like me, thank you very much for putting my name all over the planet because of your fear of what we represent, I can go anywhere in the world and they’ve heard of Farrakhan. Thank you very much. I’m not mad at you, because you’re so stupid. Don’t you know my teacher, Elijah Muhammed, taught me one day: he said, ‘There once was a donkey that fell in a ditch, and everybody came along and picked up a stone and threw it at the donkey. They threw so many stones til the ditch got filled up, and the donkey walked out.’ So my teacher said, ‘Brother, remember: every knock is a boost.’ So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, call me anti-Semite…I’m anti-Termite. I don’t know nothing about hating somebody because of their religious preference.”

Read more and watch the video on Buzzfeed. If you can stomach looking at him.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The First Rapper Was a 1920s Soviet-Era Poet According To Russian Culture Minister

Al Gore invented the Internet, at least according to Al Gore. Now Vladimir Medinsky, Russia's culture minister, is laying claim to rap.  On October 16, he told a group of people at the Valdai Discussion Club that the first rapper was actually Vladimir Mayakovsky, a poet/actor during the 1920s and 1930s Bolshevik era.

He argued that whereas Russia did not invent ballet as an art form, it is now very much a Russian art. Same with rap.
"It's bothered me for some time now, I wanted to say, it infuriates me: this fascination of modern urban youth with rap, but when I try to dig into this business more closely, I'll chat with my son, listen to what he's listening to, and read, and I get the feeling that soon we'll be saying that rap is Russian art," Medinsky was quoted by Russian news agencies are saying. "Of course, it was born somewhere in America, but its flourishing occurred with us, of course."
Medinsky also said he told his son that Mayakovsky -- whose avant-garde poetry in the 1910s and 1920s made him a darling of the new Bolshevik leaders of the Soviet Union -- was in fact the first rapper.
"And now he's going around in class telling everyone that. And they're reading Mayakovsky and they all agree," he said.
Then again this is a man who has some other wacky ideas, including nefarious U.S. government ties to Netflix. You can read more about those on RFERL.

discussed the possibility that Netflix was a way for the US government plot to take over the world's tv sets.

And a short video of his oh-so-rapper-like poetry. Not.

Mayakovsky wound up committing suicide at the age of 36 possibly as a result of unrequited love.

One of his poems A Cloud In Trousers, from the prologue:

Your thoughts,
dreaming on a softened brain,
like an over-fed lackey on a greasy settee,
with my heart's bloody tatters I'll mock again;
impudent and caustic, I'll jeer to superfluity.

Of Grandfatherly gentleness I'm devoid,
there's not a single grey hair in my soul!
Thundering the world with the might of my voice,
I go by – handsome,
Well, maybe this is a little rapperesque.

Pakistani Christian Woman Asia Bibi Still Waiting For Verdict On Final Death Penalty Appeal

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who has been rotting away in jail on Death Row since 2010 for blasphemy, will soon find out if the Islamist fanatics of that country will get their wish. Unbelievably, death for blaspheming Prophet Mohammad is still part of Pakistan's penal code.

Back in 2009 Bibi was working in the fields picking berries when an argument ensued after her Muslim coworkers took offense when she allegedly drank water from the same container. Or handled the bowl. Or something. Stories differ, so who knows what the actual truth is. But after the quarrel, the Muslim women ran to the local cleric claiming Bibi had blasphemed. Whether she did or not is irrelevant, it's a barbaric practice that should be abolished but continues to this day. In fact, hardliners are calling for stricter enforcement of the law.

 Over the past 8 years there have been a series of appeals all of which have failed. This was the final one, and though the Supreme Court has actually made a decision, they are waiting to announce the verdict. This could be good news, but considering the hardliners are gaining numbers, I tend to think it's not. According to the DailyMail:

On Wednesday Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a hardline religious political party -- which had a strong showing in nationwide elections earlier this year -- said in a press conference aired via YouTube that if she was freed the justices responsible would meet a "horrible" end.
That's not just an idle threat, people have been assassinated for trying to reform that part of Pakistani  law. And more often than not, angry mobs take the law into their own hands. Back in 2014 I wrote about a Pakistani Christian husband and wife who were beaten to death and then burned for allegedly desecrating a Quran. And a governor back in 2011 was killed for opposing the law and supporting Bibi.

There are some in Pakistan who believe that the blasphemy law needs to go the way of the dinosaurs, but few have the courage to lobby for change because they could wind up dead. That's what happened to Salmaan Taseer in 2011. The politician and businessman, who was governor of Punjab at the time, was murdered by Mumtaz Qadri, one of his bodyguards, because Taseer was very vocal about his opposition to the blasphemy law. Taseer was also asking for a pardon for Aasia Bibi. He was shot 27 times with a sub-machine gun. And who was considered the hero? Qadri. He even got a mosque named after him. In a middle-class neighbourhood, to boot.
She could ask the President for clemency, but there's no way she could remain in the country. She and her family would be sitting targets, but the hardliners are trying to prevent her from leaving.

Separately on Wednesday, a former spokesman for Islamabad's notorious Red Mosque moved to prevent Bibi from leaving the country by petitioning the capital's High Court to put her on the no-fly list.
Hard to believe that in the 21st century there are brutal, inhumane laws that still exist, supported by blood-lusting religious fanatics.

Read more at Christian Post, and News18.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Halloweeners over 13 could get jail or fined for 'Trick or Treating'

It appears Halloween has now become a target of the scaredy-cat, bah-humbug scrooge crowd and age restrictions are now being implemented in some cities across the nation. Not only that, in Chesapeake, Virginia, anyone over the age of 12 could land up to a 6 month jail term, and a $25.00 to $100.00 fine. Yep, "Trick or Treating" could get a young teen a misdemeanour charge.  Newport News and Norfolk, also in Virginia, have similar restrictions.

Are 13 and 14-year-olds no longer considered kids? I remember trick or treating, many moons ago, when I was 16. They claim they are trying to prevent any mischief, but come on.

And that's not all. According to Care2 Causes:

A bunch of towns in North Carolina cut kids off by 12 or 13. In Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey, trick-or-treaters can’t exceed 12 and there’s a strict curfew ending the festivities by 7 p.m. — it’s barely dark by then!

Care2 has a petition you can sign.

More here.

If kids want to have a little fun begging for candy, let 'em!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Quiz- Which President is your twin

On a lighter note, here's a fun little 30 question quiz on the website How Stuff Works. You don't have to sign up for anything, share your email, give access to anything.

Take the quiz to find out which president, past or present, you are most closely aligned with.

Take the quiz here.

I got Thomas Jefferson. Go figure.

The Unhinged Left In Their Own Words- Latest RNC GOP Ad Video

The RNC's latest ad demonstrates just how "unhinged" the left has become, and it's getting  progressively worse with each Trump win. Unhingedness can eventually lead to violence- we're seeing it now in the anti-Kavanaugh protests. And remember what happened last year to Congressman Steve Scalise and several others, when an unhinged left-wing activist opened fire  on bunch of Republicans at baseball practice? They survived, but one day someone is going to get killed, and I will hold responsible every celeb, journalist and politician who encouraged others to violence.

Even California Rep Maxine Waters urged her supporters to harass Trump officials wherever they might happen to be. (See video below) That kind of encouragement is irresponsible and extremely dangerous, especially coming from a politician. Shame on her!

We've already seen Trump officials being harassed, demeaned, chased out of restaurants. I didn't realize there were so many, but here's a list that doesn't even include the latest on Ted Cruz.

What is happening to this country? I don't recall the right ever being as hateful as this during the 8 years of Obama.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Silencing and Censoring Conservative Voices- It Happened To Me!

I consider myself a moderate, always have. So I never thought I'd see the day that any of my social media accounts would be censored. But it happened. Today. On Twitter.

I haven't been blogging or Tweeting for a good long while, since caregiving my mom these past 4 plus years has taken its toll as far as time commitment goes. Plus taking care of someone else leaves one less than inspired to sit down and write. But recent events, including the upcoming midterms and the upswing in uber progressive candidates winning primaries, and the current Kavanaugh travesty, I felt compelled to get back into it.

So I've been Tweeting. A LOT these past few weeks. And today was no exception. It's hard not to respond to liberal tools who have their heads so firmly stuck in the sand of ignorance.

 I was on Twitter for a while after breakfast, took a break, did an errand, and was inspired to thank Sen Susan Collins for her speech this afternoon when I noticed something odd on my page- it wasn't refreshing, and every time I tried to tweet the Senator, I got the following message:

Automated? What? I was totally flummoxed because I don't use any kind of software to post for me. I use my little fingers and my keyboard to write. I'm certainly not a spammer- I wish they'd all curl up and die. I have no malicious intent- trying to enlighten liberals I consider a service not malice.

I googled and figured I must have been 'locked out' for some unknown reason.  I immediately contacted Twitter and received the following message from some unknown Twitter entity:

Your account appears to have exhibited automated behavior that violates the Twitter Rules:
In order to continue safely using Twitter, please follow these steps:
Log in to your account on the web or open your Twitter app (iOS or Android).
You’ll see a prompt letting you know your account has been locked. Click or tap “Start”.
Select your country/region from the drop down menu, and then enter your phone number.
Click “Send code” and Twitter will send you a text message with a confirmation code (note that your standard message rates may apply).
Enter the code you received in the “Your code” box and click “Submit”.
You will see a confirmation message that your account is now unlocked.
Once you confirm your identity, it may take up to a few minutes for your account to be unlocked.
If you’re still experiencing an issue after confirming your identity, please reply to this message and provide us with specific details of the problem you're experiencing. We’ll do our best to help!
Twitter Support
I have a measly 178 followers, quite a few of whom have followed me from my recent Twitter posts and comments. I have reciprocated. Certainly not enough to have violated Twitter TOS. And I have done nothing else out of the ordinary.

None of their suggestions work. No prompt. Nothing. My page is stuck in locked down mode. I can see it, but I can't do anything with it. I wrote back and am now awaiting another response.

This is what I see when I use another unrelated Twitter account.

Maybe I was flagged by one or more of those liberals I was trying to educate and enlighten.  Or maybe it was Twitter censoring me, but censoring it most definitely is. I'm sure this would not have happened had I not been standing up for Brett Kavanaugh.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Rapper Hip Hop Artist AnOmaly's Latest Song "I Like Trump"

Not my favorite genre of music but kudos to AnOmaly- a young rapper/hip hop artist and former Bernie Sander's supporter who last year saw the light and jumped ship- for releasing a pro-Trump song titled "I Like Trump."


"All these rappers complain about taxes
But don’t realize who tax ‘em
Under control of the mind, got the culture hijacked
& the people moving backwards
Kanye be trying to tell you the truth…
But the critics still slashed him.."

In this viral video he explains why a Democrat who supported Jill Stein and then voted for Bernie Sanders now supports Donald Trump.

From Gateway Pundit:

Observing the media attempt to manipulate the 2016 presidential election, prompted An0maly to speak out on social media.

“I just got tired of the media basically lying about everything,” he said. “I saw how deceptive they were and how much control they had and how much they were fighting against independent voices and quite frankly the truth — so I started putting out my own. I had a couple of hundred million views or so in the last year or two.”

Besides being a singer he also considers himself a news analyst.

Well done young man!

His Facebook Page.

Read more on Gateway Pundit

Dummies For Liberals- Joke of the day

For a little levity- though it really is nothing to laugh about- I present a different take on the "For Dummies" books.

"Dummies For Liberals"

In case you can't read what the meme says:

Learn to:

-believe your own bullshit
-gaslight and manipulate others
-find joy in destroying the families you hate
-hate the country with pride
-attack conservatives in public
-abuse the kids of public officials to win an election
-use emotional blackmail
-break laws instead of change them
-report someone who has hurt your feelings

I'll add one:

-destroy a man's life for political gain

I am so sick of them all.

Monday, October 01, 2018

The Crazy Reason Why The French Government Ordered Psychiatric Eval For Marine Le Pen

When I first saw a Tweet about the French government ordering psychiatric tests of far right leader Marine Le Pen I figured it must be some kind of joke from one of those numerous satire sites that poke fun at all things ludicrous. I mean, what could she possibly have done to warrant a psych eval from the government no less. And what kind of democratic government would do such a thing?! So I googled, as I always do when something seems too outrageous and I don't want it to come back to bite my blogger butt- but there it is, on numerous mainstream news sites including the left-leaning The Guardian. 

So what was this horrific thing that Le Pen did to get the government involved?  Back in 2015, she apparently shared photos of Islamic State horrors on Social Media. That's it. Rien de plus. 

And not only that, should could wind up with jail time, or a hefty fine, for those tweets.
Le Pen’s immunity as a lawmaker was lifted in order for her to face prosecution in France for posting images considered to “incite terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity”.
If convicted, she could face up to three years in prison or a €75,000 fine.
She voiced outrage on Thursday at a court order demanding she undergo psychiatric evaluation in the case.
“I thought I had been through it all: well, no! For having condemned Daesh (IS) horrors in tweets, the ‘justice system’ is putting me through psychiatric tests! Just how far will they go?” she tweeted

I'm gobsmacked. What the heck is going on? I'm not a fan of either the far right or the far left, but this is extremely frightening.

The rest on The Guardian. More from Time.

Here's Le Pen's Tweet of the notification.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Body Language Analysis of Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh Testimonies

I forced myself to watch a good long portion of the Blasey Ford testimony.  What struck me most was the child-like cutesy/mousy demeanour of doctor Ford- the 52-year-old psychology professor accusing Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape more than 3 decades ago- and I guess I'm not the only one who found it extremely odd. Apparently body language experts have weighed in on both her performance, and Kavanaugh's testimony, though not surprisingly there are more of Kavanaugh.

I only found one regarding Ford. Mandy O'Brien of Bombards Body Language put together a fascinating analysis of Ford's body language during her testimony.

Pomonews has a more in depth commentary about the body language issues of Ford.

I didn't see as much of Kavanaugh's testimony as Ford's, but body language expert Patti Wood shared on Refinery29 her analysis of his behaviour focusing on his anger and raw emotions, as most people have.

"His extreme emotions and inability to control his anger, rage, contempt, and tears is revealing," Wood tells Refinery29. "I have analyzed dozens of congressional hearings and I have never seen someone questioned display this broad range of emotions or this intensity." Wood says Kavanaugh used emotions that are known as "cover emotions" in deception detection; anger, "victim tears," and laughter. These emotions can be sincere and he could be showing them because he is innocent, but they can also "cover guilt," she says.
"His tears seem real and they can certainly call forth empathy," she continues. "They can show that he is absolutely innocent, but I have also seen in my work throughout the years that people who are 'caught' sometimes cry because they feel like victims of circumstances. I have additional problem with somebody crying during their congressional testimony. I have seen people eviscerated during congressional testimony. He was not questioned with the same intensity as many have been. He's the first person I've ever seen cry."

Wood, presuming he was there, does begrudgingly admit that he might not have any recollection of the incident if he happened to be drunk, or that if he did do the deed he could have just thought it was horseplay, hence the laughter that Ford claims was indelibly etched into her memory.

But bottom line, and everyone seems to agree, we don't know what the actual truth is. And maybe we never will.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Kavanaugh's "Meany-Face" Means He's Guilty- The Babylon Bee

A friend just turned me on to The Babylon Bee, a conservative version of the on-line satire site The Onion.  He had actually forwarded the article "Trump Supporter Executed Live On Stage At Grammy Awards"- which wouldn't seem that far fetched considering the way things are going these days. There is such palpable hatred toward Donald Trump and his supporters, no doubt the haters would be delighted if they were all executed.

I didn't think it was possible after 8 years under the uber-divisive reign of Barack Obama, but
we have become an even more polarized society since Donald Trump became the POTUS. I blame it on the relentless efforts of the media and everyone on the Left (in concert with some on the Right) to remove Trump from office since his first day as president. Actually it started when he became the Republican presidential nominee and hasn't stopped since. There are things about Trump that bother me, and some things he has done that I take issue with, but for the most part he has done some very good things for this country.

So, I was wondering  how The Babylon Bee would weigh in on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, which is just another thing that has severely divided this country. I will share my thoughts on that later, but for the time being The BB is spot on.

"Confirmed: Unpleasant Facial Expressions Now Admissible As Evidence of Guilt".  

WASHINGTON D.C.—The FBI has introduced an advanced new CSI technique for determining whether or not a person is guilty of a crime: pausing a video of the person while making an unpleasant face. “If a person makes a meany-guy-face even for one part of a second, we’ve nailed them,” said FBI director Marlon Quinn. “They are obviously guilty; otherwise, why would they make a meany-face?”

Had to laugh because as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed that's exactly what people were thinking. Hyper critical of his justifiable emotional response and anger. 

Read the rest here.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Confessions of a Closet Republican is back

It's been a long time since I last blogged. Almost 5 years ago I started the journey of taking care of mum after my dad unexpectedly passed away. Although mum was a tad more independent at the beginning, she has become increasingly more dependent. Caregiving takes almost all one's energy, so I just stopped blogging. However, with the upcoming midterms, the world and the world of politics as it is today, I feel compelled to step back in.

I won't be blogging as often as I did when I was in the thick of it, or maybe I will, just depends on how busy I get with mum, but I will be blogging.

Too many important things going on these days. 

Incognito is back!