Nikki Haley, Comedienne

Yeah, I overslept, hey it is Saturday, so here is Nikki Haley at the Al Smith dinner. Well worth your time.

 

She cleans up pretty nice too, as far as I’m concerned.

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The Angry Mob: Video Saturday

Well, this is increasingly what we see.

 

Then there’s Kanye at the White House.

I can’t say I agree with everything he says, but he makes more sense than most of the Democrats.

Meanwhile the mob roars on, whatever they say.

Now open, in a theater somewhat near you, See it.

And some Paglia on how feminism is gonna kill us.

Well, that’s enough to keep us busy for now, I guess

Trumping the UN, and Cutting Our Own Throats

If you haven’t seen President Trump’s excellent speech at the UN, here it is.

There are quite a few highlights, but the only one I’ll put here is this:

We cannot allow the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet’s most dangerous weapons. We cannot allow a regime that chants “Death to America,” and that threatens Israel with annihilation, to possess the means to deliver a nuclear warhead to any city on Earth. Just can’t do it.

Long ago, like Lou Aguilar at The American Spectator, I saw the 1953 movie The War of the Worlds. I remember it much the way he does, especially this:

The setup comes soon after the A-bomb fail. A desperate general tells physicist Gene Barry (in a superb stoic performance) that there’s nothing more his military can do against the Martian war machine, and the last best hope for Earth is for Barry’s band of scientists to develop some sort of chemical weapon. They drive trucks full of scientific equipment into the last city standing, Los Angeles, only to have its panicked residents manhandle Barry, smash his equipment, and seize the truck in a suicidal attempt to flee the Martians. “They cut their own throats!” declares the shaken Barry to his colleagues.

The image of a berserk crowd destroying its best long-term bet for illusory gain could be a metaphor for the upcoming midterm elections. Under the management of Donald Trump and the Republicans, this country has seldom been in finer shape. It enjoys record-high employment, consumer confidence, stock value, and rising wages. Two nuclear threats have been reduced, and a terrorist caliphate dissolved to attain that most elusive balance of peace and prosperity. And none are benefiting more from this condition than the three pillars of progressive identity politics — blacks, Hispanics, and women. Black, Latino, and female unemployment have never been lower.

He is exactly correct. These are by almost any measure, the good old days, and they are improving by the week. But what are we seeing? A slow moving soft coup in the government, a revolt of the opposition party who is putting their thugs into the streets, just as the Blackshirts and Brownshirts were in Italy and Germany in the 20s and 30s. Not to mention the spectacle of one of the best judges in the country dragged through the mud (not of his creation) for partisan political purposes. The whole garish spectacle has become sickening, and must be tamped down, or we will see violence in the streets.

This is all quite literally insane. It threatens the freedom of the United States, and cannot be tolerated. Jefferson wrote in The Declaration of Independence, and we all believe that: “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”

Surely, one does not throw prudence to the wind when things are going well for almost everyone. Only a deluded fool or an ideologue (often the same thing) would even think of such a thing. But that is where the United States is.

Well, in just a few weeks we will have an election, the projections run from a blue wave to a red tide, with the blue wave getting more press (given the press’ bias, that should surprise no one) but even conservative pollsters are warning of such a thing

But Lou’s last paragraph is spot on so it will end my post as well.

It really is a War of the Worlds, between the real world and a fantasy one. Right now, the fantasists are leading. If people vote them into power this November, they will be cutting their own throats.

Labor Day Videos

Well, now, this is awkward. I know white men can’t dance (without beer) but apparently Vicar’s daughters can’t, either.

Rather reminded me of that scene in Gilbert and Sullivan (that I can’t find) of the Naval Officer’s stiff dance with the native girl. But this’ll do, I guess

I managed to miss both funeralpaloozas last week, intentionally. I have no real need to see a religious service perverted to a ‘Resistance’ meeting. But there was a bright spot. Aretha herself choose the Pastor to give her eulogy. It is a great one.

Nothing so demeaned Senator McCain as the manner of leaving this life he chose, and nothing has ever demeaned Aretha more than what her funeral was turned into. Everybody involved should be ashamed.

Kathy Gyngell over at The Conservative Woman introduced us to “The strictest Headmistress in Britain”. She interviewed with  Dave Rubin. She’s impressive.

Welcome to the (official) campaign season.

And

And, more

Yay! Bad Lip Reading: The White House Press briefing edition.

How to be conservative, Sir Roger Scruton.

 

The Sad British Monday Videos

You may have heard of Ed Balls. He’s another one of those discredited, washed up British politicians who have found still another inflated paycheck at the anti-British, anti-American Brussels Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The fact that they do this nonsense on the taxpayer’s dime is remarkable. Well, someday Britain may be freed from this plague.

In any case, his latest junket was to America to understand why we elected Trump. Here’s the trailer.

Well, he got a surprise or three. He found thoughtful people who had completely reasonable, in fact, excellent reasons (although not to the BBC or Westminster bubble) for their vote, he found a black man who understands that the battle flag is part of our history, not racism, and so on.

Being the BBC they had to go someplace where they were sure their citizens would be shocked at the raucous fun Americans have, so he went here.

I’m gonna take a guess that for all his noise, he had a good time, I sure would have, and I’ll bet a lot of Britons would as well, although maybe not those superior beings in the government and the BBC. Well, that’s their loss. Come on over, guys and gals, and party hearty! It’s still a free country.

Britain, not so much. We had a fair amount to say about Tommy Robinson here, as did many others around the world. Here’s a couple of Anglican clergy, talking about that and other things of note, including Pope Francis.

Paul Weston has a few questions for the Home Secretary about the treatment of Tommy. They’re good questions which deserve an answer, which I’m pretty sure will go unanswered.

Ezra Levant of Rebel Media interviewed Tommy shortly after his release, it is not a pleasant story.

He looks and sounds rather bad, to my unpracticed eye.

And here he is with Tucker Carlson.

President Reagan is famously said this:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

There is no question that he is right about that. But there is another quote that Americans need to take to heart, from him. It is no less true.

“If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth. And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except to sovereign people, is still the newest and most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man. This is the issue of this election. Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”

 

Video Monday

Well, I don’t know, how about some Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to start the week off right. Sounds good to me.

Making fools out of Senators, of course that is low hanging fruit.

 

When he resigned as Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson prettyymuch took apart Theresa May’s government with very faint praise. Here it is.

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My friends over at The Conservative Woman found this a couple of weeks ago

It’s pretty good, although long. But I do agree with Fionn when he says:

Sam Harris is one of the ‘four horsemen of atheism’ with Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins.

Jordan Peterson has a more ambivalent view of Christianity, talking about its wisdom and the necessary meaning it provides. However, he adopts a Jungian, metaphorical view and seems to believe there is truth, but not that it is the Truth.

Douglas Murray holds a similar view, concluding that Christianity is the best bulwark against Islamism and the progressive madness. Murray made a similar comment to the one I made here, that new religions are being formed by the day as we enter a new era of paganism and what will come may be worse than what was.

Heartening as it is to hear brilliant minds speak highly of Christianity, such an instrumental view of the faith will not survive. We cannot have Christianity without Christ, a religion founded on our (justifiable) hatred and fear of some things – nihilism, Islamism and progressivism – rather than our love of God.

Have a good Monday.

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