Sunday, January 22, 2017

Trump Is In!

A 6th grade teacher asked her class “How many of you are Hillary fans?” Half the class were, but another fourth didn’t know what a Hillary fan was, and the other fourth, all exect one, didn’t really care. So, just to be on the good side of the teacher, the two fourths of the class raised their hands, and of course, the one half also raised their hands.


There sat young Michael, sadly, the only one who didn’t have his hand raised. The teacher asked him, “so Michael, why aren’t you a Hillary fan?”



Michael said “My parents are Republicans, my brother who’s in college is a Republican, so I am a republican.” 

Peeved by the answer, the teacher asked, “so if your parents were idiots and your brother was a moron, what would that make you?”

Michael said “A Hillary fan.”


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Donald's initials are JFK -- Jobs for Kinfolk.

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Mitt Romney and Trump dined together at Trump Tower. They had a quiet table in the groveling section.

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Conflict of interest -- that's when President Trump asks his children: How's business?

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Dan 88!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Trump's Inauguration

Since Trump's Inauguration was so well covered by every news outlet in the country, it seems rather redundant to post any kind of an article, so I won't bother.  I'll just get right to my commentary.

I did not sit there and watch the entire thing.  I could have because it rained like hell here yesterday and I work outdoors so I couldn't go to work, however the news drags things out so much it can get tedious.  I did however watch clips of it later and his speech.

The new president talked a lot about putting America and Americans first.  As a propagandist, I can tell you that that was exactly what the people wanted to hear.  We can only hope that he has at least SOME follow through.  He will backslide to a certain degree, but let's hope it won't be too much.

Since he is now the president and nothing can be done about it anyway, the thing to do is give him a chance.  Just remember that he is entitled to some time to make the job "his own", and settle in.  Let's not expect immediate results.  Rome wasn't built in a day, and the United States won't be rebuilt in a day.

The problem for me is I don't think the United States should be rebuilt at all.  As my mom used to tell me, when you fix up a clunky old car with a lot of problems, what you still have is an old car with a lot of the same problems.  It just looks better.  This is just an analogy.  I'm not talking about restoring a classic antique from top to bottom.  I'm comparing this country to taking an old car, giving it a few new parts and a shiny new paint job and calling it "fixed".

The system is rotten to the core.  There is no way to fix this country.  We need to tear it down and start again from scratch - the National Socialist way.

When a government no longer serves the people it's time for a new government. - Thomas Jefferson.

However, let's give the man a chance and see what he can do - but I won't be holding my breath.

I was glad to see that the inauguration went off relatively smoothly.  There were protest groups there of course, but none of them were able to create any kind of a real disruption.  Even that so-called anarchist group that I posted about last Wednesday had little to no effect.  I'm not even certain they had any real presence at all.  I'm sure some of them came, but not enough to cause any real harm.  I guess they were all talk and no action - or perhaps the whole thing was a hoax.  Who knows?

That's the trouble with Americans these days.  A lot of us talk the talk, but only a few walk the walk.

That can't be us.  We HAVE to walk the walk.  If we don't, then we can't expect anything to change.  Change is created, it just doesn't happen all by itself.  If we want change, then we have to be its creators.

Dan 88!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Communism's Death Toll, and the Jewish Role in Bolshevism



Comment:


We're relentlessly told that we must "never forget" the "Six Million" victims of Hitler and the Nazis. But we hear far less about the vastly greater number of victims of Lenin and Stalin, and the grim legacy of Soviet Communism. 

Some 20 million people perished as victims of the Soviet regime, historians acknowledge. Jews played a decisive role in founding and promoting the egalitarian-universalist ideology of Marxism, in developing the Marxist political movement, and in brutally establishing Bolshevik rule in Russia. 

With the notable exception of Lenin, who was one-quarter Jewish, most of the leading Marxists who took control of Russia in 1917-20 were Jews, including Trotsky, Sverdlov, Zinoviev, Kamenev and Radek. 


The Bolshevik killing of Russia's imperial family is symbolic of the tragic fate of Russia and, indeed, of the entire West.



It's no wonder the Jews would rather we not know about this.

Coincidence that they were mostly Jewish?  That's what they'd like you to believe.  If you do believe it, are you interested in buying the Brooklyn Bridge?  I won't charge too much. 

Dan 88!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Rialto, Ca. Councilman Eats Crow



Comment:

Published on Jan 11, 2017
1/10/17 Rialto, CA

Rialto City Councilman Rafeal Trujillo apologized for the unauthorized Rialto Sanctuary City Committee meeting that he held on 12/20/16 at the Rialto City Hall.

Watch the public comments segment of the 1/10/17 Rialto City Council meeting at the link below, click on oral communications: 

Rialto Councilman Rafael Trujillo scheduled a meeting at the Rialto City Hall for the first Rialto Sanctuary City Committee meeting. READ THE ANNOUNCEMENT AS POSTED BELOW. When constituents and citizens arrived to attend the meeting, Councilman Trujillo shut the meeting down AND CALLED THE POLICE.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT WAS POSTED:

"If you want to come by and listen........... You are invited to the first meeting of the Rialto Sanctuary City Committee Meeting Friday, December 30th, 10:00am at City Hall, 150 S. Palm Ave in Downtown Rialto. This is a small group meeting focused on Rialto residents who want to help lead us into the work that needs to be done. There will already be organizational leaders in attendance like Maribel Nunez, TODEC, and LULAC. Refreshments will be served."


Video filmed by Robin Hvidston, We The People Rising

Rialto City Council - City Councilman Rafael Trujillo is a newly elected councilman.


On the day of the meeting, a pro-illegal alien activist was heard to say, "We live in Rialto.  It's up to us if we want to make it a sanctuary city."

An activist from We The People Rising responded, "I live in Rialto too, and I DON'T want it to become a sanctuary city."

No one has the right to make policy that is in violation of the law regardless of who and how many people want that policy.

Dan 88!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Anarchist Group Plans to 'Ruin' Trump Inauguration

By Joe Crowe   |   Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 01:18 PM


A group of anarchists is planning to lead protesters to Washington and in cities around the U.S. to ruin the Donald Trump inauguration, its organizer told the Washington Examiner
The group is called #DisruptJ20, and its organizer, Legba Carrefour, said the goal is not to stop the inauguration.
"That is a physical impossibility," he said. "We are making the argument that we can ruin the notion that this is a peaceful transition of power."

Carrefour said the first part of his plan is to block entrances into the city, "especially from the south," and to make entering D.C. from Virginia an "absolute nightmare."
The second part involves stopping people from attending the event's festivities by blockading checkpoints. Carrefour told the Examiner that his group would block checkpoints with protesters that champion climate change and Black Lives Matter.
At the checkpoints, the protesters will stand in people's way or perform "technical lockdowns," such as the "sleeping dragon," in which protesters chain or cement their arms into PVC piping, so that removing them would injure the protester.
The #DisruptJ20 group plans multiple marches after that; Carrefour told the Examiner the group has obtained permits for the marches from the government.
An "anti-capitalist" march starting at Logan Circle will be "confrontational," Carrefour said, while another march will contain liberals who oppose Trump.
The organizer said the protesters are ready for physical incidents.
"We are preparing for the possibility of sporadic fights breaking out because people are very emotional about this. So it wouldn't shock us if confrontations did occur, however, we do not anticipate any kind of mass melee to occur," Carrefour said.
The protesters have legal help ready in case arrests are made.
Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Margarita Mikhaylova told the Examiner that police are prepared for the inauguration.
"Although we do not discuss operational strategy or tactics, MPD is prepared to both protect the rights of individuals to exercise their First Amendment rights and ensure public safety," she said in an email.
#DisruptJ20's goal is to leave an impression, Carrefour said.
"If, honestly, the headline the next day is 'Trump inaugurated to thunderous applause, no trouble happens,' that would be a failure."
Protesters in Carrefour's group said they hope these protests "set the tone" for the next four years.

Comment:
As the interviewer said, preventing Trump's inauguration will not change the fact that Trump is the president.  It's just a traditional ceremony that doesn't really mean anything under the law.  
Besides, if they can prevent it, Trump can always be inaugurated privately.  After the assassination of JFK, LBJ was inaugurated in a private ceremony aboard Air Force One.
They talk about Trump being a fascist.  If that's true, demonstrations like this could backfire on them.  If they make a habit of this like they say they will, Trump is not going to stand for this sort of constant or even frequent interferance.  If they become too much of a pest, he may be able to enact some "extraordinary measures" to deal with them which would actually increase his power, rather than decrease it.
I wasn't planning on bothering to watch the inauguration ceremony, but in light of this it may be very interesting.  I guess I can juggle my work schedule a bit on Friday.
Dan 88!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Was Martin Luther King Jr. A Plagarist?

During the 1980s, archivists associated with The Martin Luther King Papers Project uncovered evidence that the dissertation King prepared for his Ph.D. in theology from Boston University, "A Comparison of the Conception of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman," was plagiarized, and the story broke in the national media in 1990. King included in his dissertation a good deal of material taken verbatim from a variety of other sources without proper attribution (or any attribution at all), an act which constitutes plagiarism by ordinary academic standards. 

The Martin Luther King Papers Project addressed the issue in Volume II of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. (and reproduced a statement thereform in the FAQ on their web site):

The readers of King's dissertation, L. Harold DeWolf and S. Paul Schilling, a professor of systematic theology who had recently arrived at Boston University, failed to notice King's problematic use of sources. After reading a draft of the dissertation, DeWolf criticized him for failing to make explicit "presuppositions and norms employed in the critical evaluation," but his comments were largely positive. He commended King for his handling of a "difficult" topic "with broad learning, impressive ability and convincing mastery of the works immediately involved." Schilling found two problems with King's citation practices while reading the draft, but dismissed these as anomalous and praised the dissertation in his Second Reader's report ... 

As was true of King's other academic papers, the plagiaries in his dissertation escaped detection in his lifetime. His professors at Boston, like those at Crozer, saw King as an earnest and even gifted student who presented consistent, though evolving, theological identity in his essays, exams and classroom comments ... Although the extent of King's plagiaries suggest he knew that he was at least skirting academic norms, the extant documents offer no direct evidence in this matter. Thus he may have simply become convinced, on the basis of his grades at Crozer and Boston, that his papers were sufficiently competent to withstand critical scrutiny. Moreover, King's actions during his early adulthood indicate that he increasingly saw himself as a preacher appropriating theological scholarship rather than as an academic producing such scholarship ...
In 1991 a Boston University investigatory committee concluded that King had plagiarized portions of his doctoral dissertation but did not recommend the revocation of his degree:
A committee of scholars at Boston University concluded yesterday that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. plagiarized portions of his doctoral dissertation, completed there in the 1950s. 

BU provost Jon Westling accepted the panel's recommendation that a letter be attached to King's dissertation in the university library, noting that numerous passages lacked appropriate quotations and citations of sources. The letter was placed in the archives yesterday afternoon, a BU spokesman said. 

Westling also accepted the committee's statement that "no thought should be given to the revocation of Dr. King's doctoral degree from Boston University" and the assertion that despite its flaws, the dissertation "makes an intelligent contribution to scholarship." 

The investigatory committee, comprising three professors in the BU School of Theology and one from American University, was appointed by Westling last November after researchers at Stanford said they had discovered numerous instances of plagiarism in King's work as a graduate student. 

While there was general agreement that King acted improperly, Clayborne Carson, head of the King Papers Project at Stanford where the plagiarism initially was uncovered, noted that King made no effort to conceal what he was doing, providing grounds for a belief that King was not willfully engaged in wrongdoing. 

Westling said in a prepared statement yesterday that it was "impractical to reach, on the available evidence, any conclusions about Dr. King's reasons for failing to attribute some, but not all, of his sources. The committee's findings, although important from the point of view of historical accuracy, do not affect Dr. King's greatness, not do they change the fact that Dr. King made an unequalled contribution to the cause of justice and equal rights in this nation." 

John H. Cartwright, a member of the committee and Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Social Ethics at BU, said the committee had examined King's dissertation independently of the King Papers Project and "we did find serious improprieties." 

The chair Cartwright occupies was created by the Boston University trustees after King's assassination. Cartwright was entering BU as a seminary student when King was finishing his doctorate. 

"We had many of the same professors, we worked in the same atmosphere during our graduate studies," Cartwright said, and "under no circumstances would the atmosphere under which he did his work condone what Dr. King did. It's incredible. He was not unaware of the correct procedure. This wasn't just done out of ignorance." 

The committee found that King "is responsible for knowingly misappropriating the borrowed materials that he failed to cite or to cite adequately." It found a pattern of appropriation of uncited material "that is a straightforward breach of academic norms and that constitutes plagiarism as commonly understood." 

The letter to be attached to King's dissertation, Cartwright pointed out, "indicates there are serious improprieties and points readers to sources where they can find chapter and verse." 

The committee found no grounds for charges raised last year that King drew his organization and chapter headings from another person's dissertation. The plagiarism, the panel said, was of passages from the works of philosophers whose concepts of God King was comparing in his work. The dissertation is titled "A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman." 

The committee also found no evidence that the professors reviewing King's dissertation had a double standard for African-American students and examined their work less critically than the work of whites. "Standards were applied with equal strictness to black as well as to white students," the panel concluded. "Black as well as white students failed out of the program." 

Even though faculty supervision of King's work "failed to detect the large number of uncited borrowings that breached academic norms," the committee also found, the examining professors were not negligent "according to normal standards of supervision."

Source: http://www.snopes.com/history/american/mlking.asp

Comment:

What this sounds to me is that the original reviewers admitted that certain part of King's dissertation were plagiarized, but it wasn't sufficient reason to revoke his PhD on the grounds of certain technicalities. Could one of those technicalities be that most Americans now consider him a martyr and they didn't want to deal with accusations of racism if they did revoke his degree?  I wouldn't be at all surprised.

The only other thing I'll say is that in all honesty I know King was no idiot.  He probably COULD have written his dissertation without plagiarizing anything if he spent more time studying, doing proper research, and doing his own writing rather than working in the civil rights movement.  No one, not King nor anyone else should get a free pass in the classroom because he is spending too much time doing "noble" work regardless of what that work is and who's doing it.  That includes Aryans working for National Socialism.  In school you do your own work or you don't pass - NO EXCEPTIONS!

BTW, I waited until today to post this rather than posting it on MLK Day deliberately.  I have a personal policy of not calling attention to MLK Day on the actual day.  I prefer to treat it as any ordinary Monday (which it is to me) and reserve any comments about it until after. Besides, I don't want to seem like I'm full of sour grapes and trying to rain on someone else's parade just because I don't like it.

Dan 88!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Nazi hipsters? ‘Nipster’ movement spreading across Germany

RT News
June, 2016

Nazi hipsters? ‘Nipster’ movement spreading across Germany

The neo-Nazi movement has collided with the hipster subculture in Germany to form a group of youths wearing beards, trendy tote bags, and bandanas stitched with Nazi slogans. Media has dubbed the fiery mix of Nazi-hipsters “nipsters.”

The new recruits of the far-right movement have taken to YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, and other social media, as the ‘hipsterfication’ of the neo-Nazi movement has gained more support among youths in Germany. However, they don't own the term “nipster” on the web – there they have to share the name with Asian hipsters, fans of masculine breasts, and less prominent groups that identify with it.
However, the term in its revised meaning was offered in a fresh report by Rolling Stone magazine, which interviewed Patrick Schroeder from northeastern Bavaria, one of the faces of the Nazi hipster movement who hopes to give it a friendlier social and political face.
Schroeder conducts seminars showing neo-Nazis how they can dress less threateningly, saying that people from other subcultures, including hip-hop, should be able to join the Nazi movement.
"If the definition of the nipster is someone who can live in the mainstream," Schroeder explained to Rolling Stone, "then I see it as the future of the movement."
The ‘Nazi fashionistas’ want to be in style by wearing trendy Converses, skinny jeans, tote bags, and brightly colored glasses together with beards.
There were a lot of jokes about the Nazi hipsters. They had a bag saying ‘Please don’t shove, I’ve got a yogurt in my bag” journalist John Riceburg told RT.
They also filmed a Harlem shake video with people in black balaclavas and Anonymous masks dancing on junked cars with signs reading “Have more sex with Nazis, unprotected.”
There is even a vegan Nazi cooking show where two chatty men wearing balaclavas show how to make various vegan dishes.
Riceburg explained that the Nazis have always tried to copy youth subcultures, giving the examples of skinheads who were originally “a kind of proletarian youth subculture” and eco-Nazis, or hippy-Nazis.
They are trying to mainstream the Nazi and fascist ideas as being something which is acceptable,” Weyman Bennett, secretary of Unite Against Fascism, told RT. “We saw this in the 70s – the part of early punks wearing swastikas.”
From the early 70s to the 90s, the fascism movement has tried to “plug into the youth culture,” he added.
The Nazi movement has been gaining political support in Europe, Bennett said, pointing to the alarming trend and adding that for the first time since WWII, a Nazi organization has been elected to the EU parliament – referring to the French far-right party Front Nationale headed by Mrs. Marine Le Pen.
Comment:
Well, this sort of thing is not for me personally speaking.  But then again I'm an old fart.  This sort of thing is for the younger set.  Besides, I always felt that one of the lamest things an older person can do is to go around dressing and acting like someone in their twenties.  I believe in the phrase, "Act your age!"
Anyway, I say as long as these "Nipsters" don't look and act like freakazoids, then why not?  The young are indeed the future of the movement and if this helps get them interested then I say why the heck not?
Besides, whenever I look at young people and when my first impulse is to shake my head at their clothing or hairstyles, I try and stop myself and remember what it was like when I was 25.  And even though I am an old goat I like yogurt, energy drinks, and Starbuck's.
The only negative criticism I'll offer is welcoming into the movement those who are into Hip-Hop.  We don't need a bunch of Whiggers wearing Swastikas.  Hip-Hop is part of Black culture, not Aryan.
Other than that, I try and remember what older folks must have thought of me back in the 70's and early 80's when I had long hair, and wore those ridiculous bell bottomed jeans that were always getting caught in our bicycle sprockets.  
Dan 88!