Sunday, April 23, 2017


I have invested heavily in tuna fish. How heavily? I was down to a mere 34 cans, and in a panic the other day.

This didn’t become a big issue until a couple of weeks ago. I found two cans sitting on the kitchen counter, looking like a grizzly bear had broken into the house, and crushed and squeezed the life and fish meat out of those cans. The lid was crushed into the middle. The sides had what looked like paw and nail marks.

They were empty, sort of.

Veteran crime reporter that I am, I hunted down the story.

It seems the gut of a certain 17-year-old, who shall remained otherwise unidentified, had started growling during the night, and he responded by attacking the tuna fish cans with a big, ailing, old, right-handed can opener. You know, the kind with shiny, black rubber handles?

The 17-year-old, like yours truly, is a southpaw.

I’ve been using right-handed can openers for … ever. So, I showed him how to work one. Truth be told, that can opener’s been on its last legs for years.

To make a short story long, the kid has discovered tuna fish salad.

I’ve of course occasionally made it, and forced it on him over the years, but he suddenly has an insane passion for it, almost as bad as the aliens and canned cat food in the picture, District 9.

He has since mastered the can opener, but you how 17-year-olds eat.

I was down to 34 cans (solid white and chunk light), or so I thought, and I went to the supermarket formerly known as Waldbaum’s, and picked up 11 cans one day, and 13 the next—Starkist chunk light, at .99 a can. (Starkist’s has apparently been running campaigns, now for solid white, now for chunk light, for weeks.) Then I found a forgotten cache of 20 cans of Starkist chunk light in a kitchen cabinet—the kind that are wrapped in plastic as four packs? They look very nice, but they’re still just chunk light. I think they went for $3.99 for each four-pack.

So, that got me back up to 78, a career high. But that was Wednesday. Today, it’s Sunday, and my Tuna stocks are down to 71, and falling like a rock. And it’s not just the 17-year-old—Tuna Madness has hit The Boss, too!

Please hit the “donate” button at the top, and make a generous donation, so that I may feed the tuna monsters!

I thank you, and your posterity will, too!


Nicholas Stix

TCM is Showing Jose Ferrer in The Great Man Tonight at 8, Followed by Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis Sweet Smell of Success!



By David in TN
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:15:00 P.M. EDT

Speaking of movies, on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET, TCM is showing The Great Man (1956). It's about a 50's radio personality who dies suddenly and a PR flack played by Jose Ferrer is supposed to organize an on-air tribute.

Ferrer discovers the deceased, while beloved by the public, is despised by those who really knew him.

Have you ever seen it? It's a favorite of mine, don't think TCM has shown it before.

At 10 pm, TCM runs Sweet Smell of Success. It must be 50's New York City night.

N.S.: There was a brief rash of cynical, PR man pictures between 1954 and 1957: Bogey in The Barefoot Contessa (1954); his last, The Harder They Fall (1956); The Great Man (1956); and Sweet Smell of Success (1957).

I saw Contessa over 40 years ago, on CBS’ The Late Show, but if memory serves, the titular character has just died, and Bogey the PR man, tells about her legend. It was an amazing picture, because it starred Ava Garner, but wove its story out of the parallel legends of Rita Hayworth, dancing barefoot as little Margarita Cansino, and Garner herself, both of whom were still very much alive. And screenwriter-director Joseph Mankiewicz was the supreme storyteller of show people.

The Harder They Fall has Bogey as a PR man and sometime sportswriter who’s hired to turn a big nothing from South America into a heavyweight championship contender. A bunch of ham-and-eggers are paid off to take dives early, so the nothing can become a contender. It was inspired by the career of Argentinian Luis Firpo, “The Wild Bull of the Pampas.”
It sounds like The Great Man may have been inspired by an incident, in which a wildly popular children’s show host, “Uncle Bob,” was accidentally caught on a hot mic, saying how much he hated kids.

My mom vividly recounted this story to me when I was a wee lad. However, it apparently, is a very popular urban legend (with the bad guy “Uncle Don”). However, I am convinced that that urban legend inspired at lead one classic anti-anti-Communist movie, Elia Kazan’s A Face in the Crowd (1957), starring a brilliant, young, Andy Griffith. The same legend may also have inspired The Great Man.


Sweet Smell of Success was another anti-anti-Communist picture, by Alexander Mackendrick, with Burt Lancaster as a vicious, fascist gossip columnist. It was a hit job on anti-Communist gossip columnist Walter Winchell, with Tony Curtis as the columnist's young henchman.

In Success, Lancaster gave his “fascist” performance for the first time, which he would repeat in Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) and Seven Days in May (1964).

See What the Political Science Professor Who Invited Charles Murray to Speak at Middlebury College Had to Say About the Racist Rioters Who Shut Down Murray’s Talk, Wounded Female Professor Allison Stanger, and Terrorized Murray, Rocking His Car

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

I posted a three-word response: Shame on you. What are the odds of the thread Nazis posting it?

Note that this is a completely fake apology. He’s apologizing to the people he should be condemning, while ignoring the people to whom he should be apologizing: Allison Stanger, the professor the racist thugs wounded; Charles Murray; and all the people who wished to hear Murray speak.

Postscript, 4:27 a.m.: Murray should sue Middlebury, as should Stanger. Racist professors were the riot, and the assault on Stanger. They must be criminally prosecuted, and and they and Middlebury must be sued in civil court, for inciting the riot and the assaults on Allison Stanger and Charles Murray.

An Apology from PoliSci Chair to the Community
Bert Johnson
April 20, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Earlier this year I, as chair of the political science department, offered a symbolic departmental co-sponsorship to the Charles Murray event in the same way that I had done with other events in the past: on my own, without wider consultation. This was a mistake.

Last week, I apologized to my departmental colleagues for this closed decisionmaking process, and I apologize now to the broader Middlebury community. The short amount of time between when the event became public and when it occurred gave all of us scant opportunity to listen to and understand alternative points of view. Most importantly, and to my deep regret, it contributed to a feeling of voicelessness that many already experience on this campus, and it contributed to the very real pain that many people – particularly people of color – have felt as a result of this event.

As we debate what to do next, I look forward to hearing from the college-wide committee on invited speakers that is currently taking shape, as well as from my departmental colleagues and our department’s student advisory committee. I thank all of the members of the college community who have shared their views with me, with the department, and with the college administration over the past few months. I will continue to listen.

Bertram Johnson is an associate professor of political science and chair of the department.

Sines of the Tymes: What Wud We Do Without the Skools?




By Reader-Researcher A.L.

The “Random” Rape and Murder of Tiffany Thrasher that were Anything but


Victim Tiffany Thrasher

Rape-murder suspect Bulmaro Mejia-Maya lived in a neighboring building in the same housing complex, where he used to drink beer with his illegal buddies on a balcony where he had a view straight into Tiffany Thrasher’s apartment. The pretty, white, blonde. Random. Right. Do coppers realize how obvious it is that they're lying, when they call any diversity-on-white murder "random"? The word itself is a tell. It shouts out to the world, "This was a targeted, racially-motivated crime!" Just like when a cop announces, "The motive was not racial."

[Re: “Tiffany Thrasher, Yet Another Victim of Immigration: Law Enforcement Had to Hunt Down Her Neighbor, Illegal Alien Bulmaro Mejia-Maya in Florida, and Extradite Him to Illinois for Home Invasion, Rape, and Murder; Illinois Police Boss Tells Transparent Lie, Calling Murder ‘Random.’”]

By Anonymous
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:13:00 A.M. EDT

I feel sick when they say he didn't know her, and that it was random. This is what happens when scum moves into your neighborhood. Be aware of who is living near you and then learn how to avoid and never engage with them, their friends, relatives and most important, their children or animals. Even engaging in small talk can spark serious problems later on. Best that you don't speak with them at all. Never. Don't be neighborly, don't blab your business, they will be laughing at you behind your back.

People like this are ignorant, uneducated, petty and can be extremely vengeful and vicious. They are capable of blowing up any small incident into a big deal as they lash out with their rage and hatred towards white Americans. I have had to learn how to do this, as I didn't know it when I moved into a lower-income neighborhood. In my case it was that initially they pretended to be decent neighbors, when the truth was that they were low-life, ghetto bottom feeders who would use their children to case out people's apartments and then set up break-ins to rob whatever wasn't nailed down.

[This is the sort of thing that gives the lie to “they’re just children.” Criminals raise criminals. If we listen to the “Dreamers” argument, then we can no longer prosecute juvenile delinquents for the crimes they commit.]

Unfortunately, these men live in feral groups and they perceived her as a target—that she was just another stupid, naive, gringa American living by herself with no large family or man for her protection. He was targeting a white woman who lived alone. He didn't go after a Spanish, South American, or black woman.

If he and his friends sat on a balcony looking into her apartment every day, that's stalking. That's a hate crime.

Last, get curtains and blinds, and use them. It is never safe to have anyone be able to see directly into your home.

Google “safety tips for women.” I am so terribly sorry for her family and friends. My condolences.

N.S.: Note that this is just the sort of atrocity that the John Doe calling himself “Barack Obama” sought to further, with his “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) scheme.

Postscript, Sunday, April 23, 2017, 3:51 a.m.: CBS News Chicago’s headline was “Man Charged With Rape And Murder Of Tiffany Thrasher In Schaumburg.” As opposed to, “Woman.” The reporter’s first words were “A neighbor.”

The Riot that wasn’t: Auburn Police Force ANTIFA to Take Masks Off, and Thereby Prevent Riot on April 18 (Article, Video)




Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Published on April 19, 2017.

Unfortunately, however, the Auburn Police let the thugs carry weapons—poles and garbage can covers—into the event.

The following article is o.k., except that the writer was negligent, in failing to cite the date of the incident, and engaged in moral equivalence between the Alt-Right and the violent communists who call themselves “ANTIFA.”

Antifa thugs unmasked in Alabama — by laws originally passed against the KKK
By Nate Madden | April 20, 2017
Conservative Review

In a standoff between white supremacists and communist thugs, there are no heroes — save local law enforcement. Occasionally, however, there’s some half-decent schadenfreude to be found.

In a twist of delicious irony, a law originally enacted to deal with the Ku Klux Klan led to the unmasking of several Antifa thugs on the streets of Auburn, Alabama, Tuesday.

According to a story at Twitchy, local police told people protesting a speech by Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer at Auburn University — which was court-ordered to host him — to take off their hallmark masks.
From video shot outside the venue, it appeared as though the police were enforcing the rules, which included a no-mask policy. That meant the members of the [A]ntifa, or anti-fascists, were made to uncover their faces as they marched past law enforcement toward the campus.

As the story notes, the responses to the unmasking on social media included tweets lauding the Auburn Police Department for enforcing the law while criticizing local cops in Berkeley, California, where lax law enforcement has been blamed for riots over the weekend. Spencer’s views are despicable, but the way a free society deals with bad ideas is to drown them out with better ones, not engage in domestic terrorism. Someone needs to pass that memo along.

As my colleague Chris Pandolfo pointed out in the wake of the past weekend’s riots in Berkeley, Antifa’s name, which is a truncation of “anti-fascism,” really ought not to be taken at face value.

“‘Antifa’ is made up of self-described anarchists — radical left-wing thugs who employ violence and intimidation to advance their beliefs,” he writes. “They’ve shown up previously at Berkeley to shut down a “free speech” event hosted by provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, leaving damaged property, fires, and assault victims in their wake.”

In short, Antifa has no problem shutting down political demonstrations with brute force and intimidation tactics for their socio-political ends [read: terrorism—N.M.], and they typically wear masks to do it.

Covering one’s face to commit acts of political violence is not limited to Antifa thugs. It’s also a favorite tactic of groups like ISIS and other Islamist terror cells, as well as another U.S.-based, Democrat-sympathetic domestic terrorist organization: The Ku Klux Klan.

What many may not know, however, is that the current law forcing the Antifa demonstrators to remove their facial coverings finds its roots in a decades-old provision originally passed to take on the robe-clad hate group.

Title 13 of the Alabama State Code prohibits masked people from congregating in public places without facing criminal charges. If you want to publicly gather in the Yellowhammer State, you can either take your mask off, move along, or leave in cuffs. This, along with a provision the court order was what was being enforced, a spokesman for the Auburn Police Department confirms via email.

While several states now have laws prohibiting the covering one’s face in public, these laws in the deep south herald back to mid-20th century efforts to keep white supremacists from going about incognito to terrorize and intimidating law-abiding citizens.

The history of Alabama’s anti-masking law go back to Governor Jim Folsom — a noted opponent of the KKK — who in 1949 signed a law making wearing a mask a misdemeanor, punishable, back then, by a $500 fine and a year in jail, according to Time Magazine archives. The law was the first of its kind passed in the Deep South since Reconstruction.

The current version of the law was passed in 1977.

Furthermore, in “Hooded Americanism: The History of the Ku Klux Klan”, historian David Mark Chalmers notes that Folsom also ordered the arrest of anyone who similarly covered their license plates, saying “mobs, hooded or unhooded, are not going to rule Alabama.” Nor would they at Auburn.

Georgia also has a similar statute, which was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1990, after it faced a legal challenge from the KKK on First Amendment grounds.
So there you have it: A law put in place to combat racist terrorists over five decades ago is now being used against communist terrorists trying to intimidate racists. Welcome to 2017, folks.

Nate Madden is a Staff Writer for Conservative Review, focusing on religious freedom, immigration, and the judiciary. Follow him @NateMaddenCR and on Facebook.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tiffany Thrasher, Yet Another Victim of Immigration: Law Enforcement Had to Hunt Down Her Neighbor, Illegal Alien Bulmaro Mejia-Maya in Florida, and Extradite Him to Illinois for Home Invasion, Rape, and Murder; Illinois Police Boss Tells Transparent Lie, Calling Murder “Random”


Victim Tiffany Thrasher

By “W”

At CBS Chicago.


Rape-murder suspect Bulmaro Mejia-Maya lived in a neighboring building in the same housing complex, where he used to drink beer with his illegal buddies on a balcony where he had a view straight into Tiffany Thrasher’s apartment. The pretty, white, blonde. Random. Right. Do coppers realize how obvious it is that they're lying, when they call any diversity-on-white murder "random"? The word itself is a tell. It shouts out to the world, "This was a targeted, racially-motivated crime!" Just like when a cop announces, "The motive was not racial."

As Part of His 2020 Prexy Run, Leftward, Ho! NY Gov. Andrew “the Don” Cuomo Tried to Get Parole for Mass-Murdering, Unrepentant Terrorist Cop-Killer, Judith Clark; Parole Board: Hell No, Guv!; New York Post Goes Soft and PC


Top, Nyack policemen Waverly “Chipper” Brown and Edward O’Grady; below, security guard Peter Paige. Judith Clark murdered all three men. None of these pictures was provided by the New York Post.


The New York Post showed photos of unrepentant, mass-murdering terrorist Judith Clark (and her benefactor, Gov. Andrew “the Don” Cuomo), but no mug shots or any photos of Clark’s many victims. Not only did those victims include Nyack Policemen Waverly “Chipper” Brown and Edward O’Grady, and security guard Peter Paige, all of whom she murdered; but Nyack Police Detective Arthur Keenan and Officer Brian Lennon, and Brink’s security guard Frances Joseph “Joe” Trombino, all of whom she wounded. (The amazing Joe Trombino, who had survived service in the Korean War, grievous wounds in the 1981 Brink’s terrorist attack, and the 1993 Moslem World Trade Center Attack, would die in the 9/11 Moslem attack on the WTC.)

I am now calling Gov. Andrew Cuomo “the Don,” because he has affected a phony Italian accent, like some sort of off-the-boat Mafioso. In reality, he and his siblings were all born here, as was his beautiful mother, Matilda, and his late father, the silver-tongued Gov. Mario Cuomo.


Above, Brink’s security guard Joe Trombino; below, Nyack Police Detective Arthur Keenan and Officer Brian Lennon



The Post did not so much as mention Det. Arthur Keenan, Officer Brian Lennon, or guard Joe Trombino.

The paper quoted Clark’s daughter, Harriet Clark, but failed to point out that the daughter lied, when she asserted that her mother hadn’t killed anyone. When I was a kid, every child learned that in a bank robbery in which the robbers kill someone, the getaway driver is every bit as guilty of murder as the triggermen.


Above and below, terrorist mass murderer Judith Clark


Law enforcement officers and family members hold an annual memorial service for Judith Clark’s victims.



Sergeant Edward J. O'Grady and Police Officer Waverly L. Brown
Nyack Police Department

Brinks Guard Peter Paige

OCTOBER 20, 1981

Updated Ma6, 2015
Look Back and Remember

On October 20, 1981 heavily armed terrorists staged a daylight assault on a Brinks armored car at the Nanuet Mall in Nanuet, New York. In the attack that followed, Brinks guard Peter Paige was killed and Joseph Trombino seriously wounded, nearly losing his arm to the gunman’s bullets. Another Brinks guard, James Kelly, suffered wounds and a concussion as the gunmen pumped automatic weapon fire into the armored vehicle.

After leaving the mall the gunmen fled east, ditching their getaway car and entering the rear of a waiting U-Haul truck being driven by co-conspirators. This was an attempt to escape detection, as the participants knew that the police would be on the lookout for the male blacks that robbed the armored car. The gunmen were to be driven to safety by white accomplices, thinking they would easily escape back to New York City in the confusion immediately following the robbery.

Unfortunately for them a high school student witnessed the switch from the original getaway car to the U-Haul. Looking out her bedroom window, she notified the local police and an alert was broadcast to officers on patrol.

Ten minutes later Nyack Police officers were conducting a roadblock at Exit 11 of the New York State Thruway. Spotting a U-Haul, they ordered it to the side of the road. The driver and passenger in the front of the U-Haul did not match the description of the gunmen at the mall. Further, police radio transmissions had broadcast reports of another U-Haul being spotted heading south into New Jersey on Rt. 304.

Kathy Boudin, an occupant of the U-Haul, complained to the police that their guns made her nervous. Apparently, thinking they had the wrong U-Haul, the police stowed their weapons and shotgun. At that moment the rear of the U-Haul flew open and half a dozen heavily armed killers jumped out, each with military-style fully automatic weapons. Police Officer Waverly Brown was hit immediately and died at the scene. Detective Arthur Keenan was struck before he was able to take cover and return fire. Sgt. Edward O’Grady was shot numerous times and died ninety minutes later at Nyack Hospital. Officer Brian Lennon exchanged shots but was seriously outnumbered and under heavy fire.

At the time, Nyack Police carried six shot standard issue revolvers that were no match for the firepower of the heavily armed terrorists. Tests later conducted by law enforcement found that the killer’s guns were capable of shooting over 100 bullets per minute. O’Grady and Brown were the first Rockland County police officers shot to death in modern times.

In the confusion afterwards the killers fled in all directions. The Nyack community was overcome with a feeling of grief as it prepared to bury two of its own. Many of the killers were caught that day, some in the days, weeks and months to follow. Kathy Boudin was captured by an off-duty New York City corrections officer, Mike Koch, who witnessed the shootout and her attempted escape as she had fled the scene running near the New York State Thruway.

South Nyack - Grand View Police Chief Alan Colsey caught three other accomplices after a harrowing chase. Colsey pursued two escaping vehicles operated by the terrorists along Christian Herald Road and Midland Avenue until one of the vehicles crashed into a brick wall at Sixth Ave. and Broadway. Reports indicate that the occupants attempted to fire their weapons at the Chief, but they could not locate their ammunition in the aftermath of the violent crash. The other vehicle, containing Marilyn Jean Buck, Mutulu Shakur and others, made good their escape that day, but the bulk of the stolen Brinks money was recovered in the vehicle at Sixth Avenue.

Most of the terrorists were sentenced to prison on a variety of state and federal charges, never to see the light of day again. Kathy Boudin however, entered into a plea agreement that guaranteed she would spend twenty years to life in prison before coming up for parole. Her parole hearing is scheduled for August 2001. She could be released by the fall.

Parole board rejects Cuomo’s request to release Brinks robbery driver
By Carl Campanile
April 21, 2017 | 6:04 p.m. | Updated
New York Post

Judith Clark is led by authorities in 1981.

In a startling rebuff, the New York State Parole Board denied the release of ex-Weather Underground radical Judith Clark from prison after Gov. Cuomo commuted her sentence.

Clark, 67 was convicted for her role as the get-a-way driver in the infamous 1981 Brinks robbery in which two Nyack police officers and a security guard were killed.

The three victims whose lives were snuffed out were Officers Edward O’Grady and Waverly Brown and security guard/driver Peter Paige.

Clark became eligible for parole after Cuomo, in an extraordinary decision, commuted her 75-year-to-life sentence last December — giving her the right to make her case to the Parole Board.

Without his intervention, she would not have been eligible for parole until 2056 and would likely have died behind bars.
But in a unanimous decision, the three-member parole board member concluded that the severity of Clark’s crime’s outweighed her good behavior and deeds in prison and calls for her release.

“We do find that your release at this time is incompatible with the welfare of society . . . .You are still a symbol of violent and terroristic rime,” parole board members Tina Stanford, Kevin Ludlow and Sally ThompsoIn its decision.

They also noted that Clark had a criminal record of aggravated battery, aiding escape, mob action and resisting arrest prior to her New York crimes. And she was unrepentant at her sentencing, referring to herself as “at war with America.”

The parole board members, part of an independent body, were appointed by three different governors.

Her next parole board date for potential release is in two years, April of 2019.

Harriet Clark, the daughter of the inmate, was crestfallen.

“I understand and agree that my mother’s punishment must honor the seriousness of her crime but I believe that 35 years in prison is a serious punishment,” Harriet Clark said.

[Her mother should have been executed years ago, but New York is a justice-free zone.]

“My mother did not kill anyone and it’s hard for me to understand who is served by making her die in prison, which is what decisions like this eventually amount to. The Parole Board sent a discouraging message today to people on the inside and their families on the outside so I want to send a different message and say how proud I am of the men and women I know inside who work so hard to transform their lives and who, like my mother, deserve to come home to their families.”


Clark’s lawyer, Steve Zeidman, said the decision “ignores” Clark’s “extraordinary record of achievement and transformation and instead elevates calls for interminable punishment.”

Allen Roskoff, a friend of Clark who headed the group “Candles for Clemency” and campaigned for her release, said, “ We’re heart broken. We’re devastated. The Parole Board is broken.”

[Roskoff is a racial socialist and militant homosexualist. In other words, an evilist. This was the most courageous action the New York State Parole Board had taken in years.]

But families of the victims were thrilled that Clark will remain behind bars.

“I want her to stay there for the rest of her life,” said Josephine Paige, the widow of Peter Paige.

“My husband is in the ground and she’s going to get out? She doesn’t deserve it.”

Cuomo, for his part, did not second-guess the Parole Board’.

“Judith Clark deserved the opportunity to make her case for parole based on her extensive prison programming, her perfect disciplinary record while incarcerated, and impressive self-development over the past 35 years. The commutation afforded her that opportunity and we respect the parole board’s decision.,” said Cuomo spokeswoman Dani Lever.

Parole board members grilled Clark during a hearing on April 6 at the Bedford Hills Correction facility, where she has been incarcerated following her Oct. 14, 1983 conviction for murder in the second degree and robbery in the first degree.

As her Parole Board hearing approached, opponents dropped off petitions signed by 10,000 people — including many in law enforcement — saying Clark should be kept behind bars.

Meanwhile nine members of New York’s congressional delegation — Adriano Espaillat, Hakeem Jeffries, Carolyn Maloney, Greg Meeks, Grace Meng, Jerrold Nadler, Jose Serrano, Nydia Velazquez and Tom Suozzi co-signed a letter to the Parole Board urging her release.

James Foley (at Gannett)

Will Columbia University adjunct professor Kathy Boudin be there to see her handiwork ? I know her victims will not be there. Shameful that this woman is in a position of power and authority after killing those who were there to protect us. This woman deserves to work for a living, but considering her socialist , race war , murdering history, she should be ,at best , bussing tables.
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Big Fish (2003): The Fabric of Life: Soundtrack, Stills, and Review



By Nicholas Stix

Big Fish is on the short list of my sentimental favorites, with Field of Dreams, Terms of Endearment, and The Best Years of Our Lives. I was hoping that Albert Finney would finally get his long-deserved Oscar for it, and the picture would get nominated for everything, but alas, he wasn’t even nominated, and the picture was only up for Danny Elfman’s ambitious score. It did poorly at the box office.


Albert Finney and Jessica Lange

Big Fish
The Critical Critic
By Nicholas Stix
May 10, 2006; reprinted on October 22, 2008

Big Fish is about Edward Bloom, life, and the storyteller's art.
Edward Bloom is "a very social person," as he says of himself. A scenery-chewing fellow, he has been taking center stage since childhood with his yarns about "uncatchable fish," among other things. Since marrying his one true love, Sandra (one of the "uncatchable fish"), he has woven many more tales, such as the story of the birth of another "uncatchable fish," his son and only child, Will.

Most of Big Fish is told in flashback from Edward Bloom's (Albert Finney) deathbed to the old man's French photojournalist daughter-in-law. Bloom's dour journalist son, Will (Billy Crudup, in a thankless role), who works for UPI, wants the old man, who was on the road as a salesman during most of Will's childhood, to finally "be himself" and "tell the truth" about his life before he goes. "I've been myself, since the day I was born!" remonstrates the father from bed.

The viewer is invited to absorb Edward's stories, and decide for himself whether and to what degree they are true. As Sandra says to William in a moment much played in TV ads for the picture, "Not all of your father's stories are complete fabrications."

Edward Bloom (played by Perry Walston as a young boy and Ewan McGregor, who looks like an undersized Conan O'Brien, as a high school student and twenty and thirty-something) grew up in Ashton, Alabama, a town much too small for someone with his outsized ambitions. Already the touchdown-scoring, science-fair-winning, saving-a-dog-from-a-burning house star of the town, Edward encounters a 15-foot man (played by Matthew McGrory, who actually lists at 7'6") and decides to shake off the dust of that little town and see the world.

And so he does. He travels as near as the next-door paradise-on-earth of Spectre, Alabama, and as far away as China. He's in the circus, he's in the war (what war we're not told, though it seems like Korea, and we never know what year it is), he's selling "handy" contraptions, and he does good deeds. He crosses paths with Siamese twins (Ada and Arlene Tai) and dog-men (let yourself be surprised), or so he says. And some Big Fish. Always, it is his "destiny" he is consciously seeking and yet, for all his ambitions, Edward Bloom lives for love.

Big Fish is certainly a fantasy. Director Tim Burton and screenwriter John August (working from Daniel Wallace's novel) refuse to take the easy way out by saying, "Aw shucks, folks, we're just having some fun." Remember, not all of Edward Bloom's stories are complete fabrications. While watching Big Fish, I couldn't help thinking about another film adaptation of a picaresque novel on the fantastic adventures of a Southern protagonist that also begins in Alabama, Forrest Gump. But while Forrest Gump chronicled the "real" (within its fictional world) exploits of its decent simpleton-hero who stumbles from one dramatic, true historical event to the next, Big Fish tells stories about the adventures of its decent, but far less simpleminded, protagonist who changes many lives on a much more intimate level.


Ewan McGregor

Big Fish required a scenery-chewing star. Although Albert Finney is on camera much less as the dying Edward than Ewan McGregor is as his younger self, this is Finney's movie. Finney is one of those larger-than-life presences who can dominate a scene without stealing it, like the great stage actor that he is, and his voiceovers introduce each of McGregor's adventures. Ewan McGregor is quite charming as the younger Edward, and bears a resemblance to the young Finney, but he is no Finney. Alison Lohman and Jessica Lange are both luminous as the younger and older Sandra Bloom.

Alison Lohman

While I am fully aware of Lange's far leftwing politics, she is so charming in her way of presenting her positions in talk-show appearances that she is the rare Hollywood lefty who does not make it darned-near impossible for non-lefties to enjoy her work without always thinking about her repulsive politics. I've had a crush on her for over 20 years.

Lohman, while more petite than Lange, is nonetheless believable as her younger self. Note that while Lange is on screen only a few minutes (Lohman, who is on screen even less, gets very few lines), she is marvelous. There are too many brief but memorable roles in the large cast to cite more than a few. Steve Buscemi plays a sometimes poet. Danny de Vito is a, shall we say, unusual circus master. A restrained Robert Guillaume shines as the family doctor, Dr. Bennett, who acts as an intermediary between the poetic and prosaic worlds of the Bloom family. (Guillame, by the way, who in 1999 suffered a stroke, looks great.)

The one heartbreaking character of Big Fish is that of Jenny, who appears at age 8 (Hailey Anne Nelson), around 28, and then at around 48 (both times by Helena Bonham Carter). Nelson and Carter are both irresistible in their incarnations of her. Carter also plays an old witch.

Danny Elfman's original score is alternately whimsical, poignant, and ebullient. He got a well-deserved Academy Award nomination. That was the only nomination for a movie that deserved, in my estimation, 10 or 11, and should have won Finney his first Oscar. Alas, as is too often the case with director Tim Burton's movies, Big Fish did not do well at the box office.

Of the storyteller's trade, Burton tells us that good stories may involve exaggeration, but are not necessarily complete fabrications. Rather, they are woven from the fabric of life.

The main extra the Big Fish DVD offers is a director's commentary, which I suggest you see after having seen the movie several times and formulated your own opinion. [Postscript, September 25, 2011: Besides, Tim Burton is about as good at explaining how he makes movies as Yogi Berra was at explaining how he hit.]

A melancholy postscript: Matthew McGrory, who played the endearing giant in Big Fish, died August 9 of last year [2007], at the age of 32.

The Soundtrack

This is one of those mixed soundtracks, with Danny Elfman’s grand, original score alternating with popular music from the era of each episode in this bold, beautiful picaresque.

My heartfelt thanks go out to SoulCollector12, who undertook the yeoman labors of uploading seven tracks, though only six remain. Download them, while you can, before the copyright cops catch up to you!

Part I: Loudon Wainwright Singing “The Man of the Hour”


Upload, as with all following tracks, by SoulCollector12.

Part II



Parts III-V were Banned by Order of the Kopyright Kops!

Part VI


Part VII

New Book: America is Increasingly a Third World Nation



By A Texas Reader

In his new book, “The Vanishing Middle Class," Peter Temin, professor emeritus of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, warns that the US is moving backward and becoming more like a developing nation, as the “the vanishing middle class has ...

US regressing into a developing nation for most people, MIT professor warns

Growing income inequality is turning the US into a dual economy, with one economy for the rich and another for the poor, according to an MIT professor, who warns that the middle class is vanishing.

ATR: Anecdotal evidence tells me that the MIT professor is correct.

Billboards dot the route I take on my daily commute to the upper-middle income suburb of Coppell.

Two of the billboards talk about hunger in America. Apparently, 1 out of 6 children go to bed hungry every day, according to the one billboard. The other board asks for donations to the North Texas Food Bank, an organization that was all but unknown five years ago.

And I see more and more homeless in North Dallas, a middle-income to upper-income area of Dallas.

Nation of Islam News: NOI Lawyer is Defending Racist Black Drug Dealer and Neglectful Father, Jamall Killings, Who Unwittingly was Recorded by 911 Bragging to His Son of Having Murdered Innocent White Driver Jamie Urton (A Lynching in Cincinnati)

By Reader-Researcher A.L.

War crime victim Jamie Urton

Jamall Killings’ NOI defense lawyer, Carl Lewis, with the war criminal in court

Confessed war criminal Jamall aka Jamal Killings’ Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections mug shot, presumably from April 29, 2016, the day he began his sentence for two felony convictions

WEJB/NSU’s Jamie Urton File:

“A Lynching in Cincinnati: Jamie Urton, 44, Murdered for Driving While White; AP and KSN Misrepresent Lynching as ‘Fight’; Did Emmitt Till Die in a ‘Fight’?”;

“Cincinnati: More on the Lynching of White Motorist Jamie Urton by a Racist, Black Mob”;

“Did the Same Black Father Whose Negligence Almost Cost His Child His Life Also Murder Innocent, White Motorist, Jamie Urton? (A Lynching in Cincinnati)”;

“Manhunt Continues in Racist, Cincinnati Lynching of Jamie Urton”;

“Jamall (aka Jamal) Killings, Who Bragged to His Son of Lynching White Motorist Jamie Urton, is a Convicted Felon, Who Had Just Gotten Out of Prison, and is Still on Parole!”;

“Update on a Lynching in Cincinnati: 11 Days After the Execution-Style Murder of Innocent, White Driver Jamie Urton, Why are Suspects Jamall (aka Jamal) Killings and Deonte Baber (aka Barber) Still at Large? [Killings Just Turned Himself in, at His Own Leisure!]”;

“One MSM Figure Finally Discovered the Lynching in Cincinnati (Jamie Urton)”;

“Video by CNN's Ashleigh Banfield on the Lynching in Cincinnati of Jamie Urton” (Three Videos);

“Prosecutor to Release New Details on Black Lynching of White Motorist”; and

“‘There was a Racial Element’; Lynching was Videotaped! DA Joe Deters on Jamie Urton’s Death: "If I Could’ve Sought the Death Penalty, I Would’ve’; Killer Jamall Killings Has a Nation of Islam Defense Attorney.”

Is an Openly Lesbian Public School Teacher Unconstitutionally Queering Her Students, While being Openly Hostile Towards Christian Students? She Has Allegedly Called Crosses “Gang Symbols”; This is Going to End Up in Court


Lesbian activist teacher Lora Jane Riedas, r

By Nicholas Stix

At Liberty Headlines.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Does President Trump Have the Courage to Say, “Black Terrorism”?

[Re: “Racist Hate Crime Murders in St. Louis: Black Gunman Walks up to Two White Utility Workers and Executes Them Without a Word, Before Shooting Himself to Death.”]

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:35:00 P.M. EDT

Thank God there was only one lone gunman! (Except there isn't—there are more out there). Or that he wasn't a terrorist! Except he was. All these blacks killing whites ARE terrorists!

When Timothy McVeigh and the like did their crimes, it was called "homegrown terrorism." What's happening here is the same, but on a much larger scale. Blacks are committing multiple murders of whites on a daily basis—at a rate much higher than what Muslims (who we're supposed to be concerned about) are doing presently.

Call it what it is: Black terrorism. Can Donald Trump do that? Can he say the words, "Black Terrorism"? He called it right when Hillary Clinton would not say the words, "Islamic Terrorism."

Now can he face the stark truth that keeps repeating in all our cities where the black population has grown to dangerous levels (more than a couple, imho). Blacks need to be the focus of our government. The media needs to open its eyes to the daily war blacks are waging on whites. It's a one-way war, though. They kill us, but we don't fight back.

Trump must lead with harsh, honest talk and proposals to stop the violence... as we wait for the next attack, which by my watch, should be later this afternoon somewhere in our rapidly declining country.

FL GOP State Senator Forced to Resign; His Enemies in State Senate and at the Orlando Sentinel Assert that He’d Engaged in a “Racist, Sexist Diatribe,” but Demand that We Take Their Word for It

By “W”

“Artiles resigns after racist, sexist diatribe” Orlando Sentinel.

4square Contributor

For a while there he probably thought he was a liberal democrat and could get a pass on what he said and did. Guess somebody pointed out that the "R" in front of his title meant he was automatically censured for any claim of impropriety, real, or imagined.

The Fresno-St. Louis Connection

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

The Connection between the Black-on-White, Hate Crime Murder Sprees in Fresno and St. Louis [Comments]
By Countenance Blogmeister

Fresno was also an ambush of utility company workers.

Could the problacktards have an effort afoot to ambush and murder white “soft” targets?

“Allahu Akbar!” Racist, Black Muslim, Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, Commits Mass Murder in Fresno: He Said He “Hates White People”; All the Vics are White Men”;

guard “The Fresno Mass Murder was Yet Another Nation of Islam Atrocity”;

“Cops, Fox News, are Already Lying about Racist, Nation of Islam Mass Murderer Kori Ali Muhammad”;

“Fresno: More (Censored) Reporting on Nation of Islam Mass Murderer Kori Ali Muhammad from McPaper”;

“Kori Ali Muhammad = Cory Taylor, et al.; Nation of Islam Spree Killer of Four White Men was a Convicted Felon Who Had Played the Crazy Card, Had ‘some bizarre beliefs,’ but They were Perfectly ‘Normal’ for Blacks”; and

“Racist Hate Crime Murders in St. Louis: Black Gunman Walks up to Two White Utility Workers and Executes Them Without a Word, Before Shooting Himself to Death.”

Racist Hate Crime Murders in St. Louis: Black Gunman Walks up to Two White Utility Workers and Executes Them Without a Word, Before Shooting Himself to Death

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Gunman kills 2 St. Louis utility workers, turns gun on self
By “mgshare”
April 21, 2017 at 8:27 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A gunman opened fire on two utility workers in a residential St. Louis neighborhood Thursday, killing both of them before fatally shooting himself.

The shooting happened around 11:15 a.m. on the western edge of the city. Police say the gunman walked up to the two male workers for Laclede Gas Co. and began shooting, then turned the gun on himself.

The reason for the shooting was a mystery. Both Laclede Gas and another utility, the electric company Ameren Missouri, said they pulled workers from the streets for the rest of the day as a precaution.

"We have no motive at this point in the investigation," police Capt. Mary Warnecke said. "It does not appear words were exchanged."

Manyika McCoy, 37, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the workers were connecting gas service to a home she was moving into. One was using a jackhammer and another was in a backhoe. She was at her mother's house nearby when, she said, she saw a man walking purposefully down the street toward the workers.

"I heard pop, pop," McCoy said. The worker in the backhoe "was saying, 'Wait, wait," and the guy just kept shooting at him," McCoy said. The worker eventually collapsed in the street, she said.

The shooting came two days after a man wanted in the slaying of a security guard gunned down three men, including a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. employee, in unprovoked attacks on the streets of downtown Fresno, California. Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, who is black, was arrested shortly after the rampage, and posts on what appeared to be his Facebook page discussed wanting to kill white people.

Police described the St. Louis shooter as black, and both victims as white, but there was no indication the shooting was racially motivated.

Names of the victims and the shooter have not been released. Authorities say the workers were both men, one in his 20s and the other in his 50s.

Laclede Gas is a natural gas distribution utility that serves the St. Louis area and portions of southeast Missouri.

"We are shocked and grieving today after two of our Laclede Gas employees were shot and killed this morning at one of our job sites," Laclede Gas said in a statement. "We are connecting with their loved ones now. And, we are working with police to understand more about this crisis. We are heartbroken, as you can imagine, and ask that you hold these employees, their families, their friends, Laclede Gas workers and our communities in your thoughts and prayers."

Laclede Gas pulled all non-emergency workers from the streets for the rest of the day as a precaution, the company said. Ameren Missouri Senior Vice President Mark Birk also cited precaution in the decision to bring in all crews working in St. Louis to an operations center.
St. Louis has one of the nation's highest homicide rates. The city recorded 188 killings in both 2015 and 2016 and had 45 this year through April 18, according to police statistics.

New Mayor Lyda Krewson has said creating a safer city is among her top priorities. On Wednesday, her first full day in office, she announced that Police Chief Sam Dotson was retiring, though he will stay on as a consultant for one year.

Breaking News: In Seattle, Three Raceless Armed Robbers (Including One Female) Try to Murder Four Cops; The Cops All Survive, but One Robber Doesn’t

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

3 Seattle officers shot; 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody
By Associated Press writers Phuong Le and Martha Bellisle
April 21, 2017 at 9:07 am CDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Three Seattle police officers were shot and injured during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect, who later died, after a robbery at a downtown convenience store.

Three people are suspected in the Thursday robbery at a 7-Eleven store near Pioneer Square, the city's oldest neighborhood, said Deputy Police Chief Carmen Best.

Officers chased two suspects, a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, who ran from the store, police said.

While one officer struggled with the male suspect on the ground, the girl struck the officer over the head with a bottle, police said. The 19-year-old then ran to the entryway of an office building where he shot at police, who returned fire, Best said.

Authorities closed off several downtown blocks throughout the afternoon as police cruisers flooded the area and SWAT officers searched a nearby federal building where the suspect had barricaded himself inside. The girl was arrested nearby.

Police said Thursday night that officers found the male suspect deceased.

It wasn't immediately clear if the man died from police gunfire. Police said his cause of death would be determined by the King County Medical Examiner.

A third suspect, another 19-year-old man was later identified and taken into custody.

One of the wounded officers, a 30-year-old man, was initially listed as critical with life-threatening injuries after being shot in the chin and ribcage. Harborview Medical Center officials upgraded his condition within a few hours to serious but stable. Deputy Police Chief Carmen Best said the wounded officer was talking.

A 42-year-old female officer was listed in satisfactory condition at the same hospital. She was released Thursday night, after her ballistics vest stopped a bullet headed for her chest.

Their names haven't been released but police said the female officer has worked for the department for three years while the male officer has worked there for two years.

A second male officer, a 27-year veteran, sustained a hand injury in the shooting and was also treated and released from the hospital. The male officer struck with a bottle was treated at the scene.

"Our hearts and our thoughts are with those officers and with their families," said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

Authorities are investigating and police said the officers who fired their guns would be placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice.

Cindi Raykovich, the co-owner of a running store in the area, described the scene from her business as it unfolded Thursday.

"We've got the doors locked, and the cops are all around us," she said. "They want us to stay in the back room. When we walk out front, there's a guy standing out front who points at us and tells us to go back."

The department disclosed the shooting on Twitter, saying the robbery had been reported near the waterfront, several blocks south of Pike Place Market.

Brad Clough, who works at a bicycle repair shop in the area, said he heard sirens and saw at least several dozen police officers converge on the scene.

"Wow. This is real," he said, describing SWAT officers racing down the street.

South African-Style Hate Crime—“Black” Perp, 24, Allegedly Set an Old White Man on Fire with Gasoline, Only This was Not South Africa, and It wasn’t the First Time in that Neighborhood! This was in Clackamas County, Oregon!


War crime victim Scott Ranstrom, 69. Gofundme page for victim Scott Ranstrom. It looks legit, but as always, caveat emptor! Note that Gofundme has made it impossible to reach this page from its main page.

Suspected war criminal DeShaun Swanger, 24, in file mugshots from 2013-2016. He's been a very busy boy. (Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office/Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:12:00 A.M. EDT


Watch: Deputies arrest Swanger

GRA: Another senseless racial attack on a white man by a blackie. I thought Jerry PDX would have heard of this one (his neck of the woods).

Man suspected of setting Denny's customer on fire arrested
Brutal, random gasoline attack

KGW 9:33 P.M. PDT April 20, 2017

HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. -- A man suspected of setting another person on fire at a Happy Valley Denny's restaurant was arrested Thursday evening.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office tweeted "We got him!" Thursday night.

The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Deshaun James Swanger. He was arrested at a transitional home, located at Southeast 80th Avenue and Sunnyside Drive, just a few blocks away from the restaurant.

A neighbor called in a tip to the sheriff's office and told deputies he believed the man they were looking for was Swanger and that he lived at the transitional house with about 18 people.

The neighbor said he used to live at the home with Swanger and was surprised by the allegations.

"He was really quiet... he stayed to himself," the neighbor said of Swanger.

Watch: Neighbor talks about calling authorities

Swanger has a criminal history, including charges of robbery, burglary and assault.

Deputies told KGW's Mike Benner that on Wednesday evening, Swanger walked into the restaurant, located at 12101 Southeast 82nd Avenue, at about 9 p.m., sat down, threw gasoline on the customer, then lit the victim on fire with a book of matches.

Watch: Surveillance video of the suspect enter Denny's

Denny's arson suspect video

The victim is a 69-year-old man. His family has identified him as Scott Ranstrom. He is in critical condition at Legacy Emanuel hospital.

“His face was like this big and he’s a skinny guy. And all red, and horrible-looking, burnt to a crisp. He was burnt to a crisp," Ranstrom's sister said. "They did that to my big brother. I don’t think I’ll ever get over it. It’s not fair.”

GRA: The light-skinned blacks are just as bad as the rest of them.

Racism, Policing, and Anarcho-Tyranny

[Re: “Blacks Routinely Sucker Punch Even Really Big White Guys, and Seek to Lynch Them and Their Families.”]

By Thomas O. Meehan
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:16:00 P.M. EDT

And this is where anarcho-tryranny comes in. You can no longer rely on working-class white cops to enforce either the law or common sense. When Africans attack they sense that they have the state as, if not an accomplice, at least a partial referee. No one wants to make a situation "Racial," especially when it is racial. Cops learn what not to do if they want to get promoted, especially in an urban environment.

Washington is the worst offender in my experience. It employs an incompetent, Africanized police force that resents white citizens.

Whites will have to resort to self-protective measures for the foreseeable future under a hostile state. My fear is that this will end in white terrorism, which will be used as justification for yet more repression of our rights and interests.

N.S.: Everything whites do or don’t do is used by the racial-socialist state as a pretext for yet more repression of our rights and interests. And if, necessary, that state and the media will invent white misdeeds and atrocities out of whole cloth.

The Historical Significance of April 20

By Nicholas Stix

April 20, 1889 was the birth date of Adolf Hitler, who was responsible for the Holocaust, in which he slaughtered approximately six million Jews, and a few tens of thousands of gentiles (Gypsies).

The Holocaust alone is reason enough to remember this date.

I realize that there is something called “International Holocaust Remembrance Day,” on January 27, but that’s a UN racket, as is most of what passes for commemorating the Holocaust.

There is also a National Holocaust Museum, but that is an installation of the federal government, which has no business being in the Holocaust business.

Understanding the significance of April 20 requires understanding what made Hitler possible, and how his evil has since been exploited.

No Armistice, and no Versailles, no Hitler. In their triumphalism, the victors hit Germany twice. They demanded that Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicate his throne, and thus that the German Reich become the Weimar Republic. Thus was Germany’s cultural and political continuity destroyed. And the Versailles Treaty imposed the payment of war reparations to France and England that broke the German postwar economy. One of the few memories I have of social studies class as a kid was seeing Germans in 1923 carrying steamer trunks full of Reich Marks to the bakery, to pay for a single loaf of bread.

Mitte November 1923 kostet ein Kilo Roggenbrot 233 Milliarden Mark, ein Kilo Rindfleisch 4,8 Billionen.

In mid-November 1923, a kilo of rye bread cost 233 billion Marks; a kilo of beef cost 4.8 trillion Marks.

(At the time, one American dollar was worth 4.2 trillion Reichsmarks.)

Had Germany still had a Kaiser (emperor), its people would have had a moral figure who could rally them through the hard times of Weimar. Throughout “die Republik ohne Republikaner” (“the Republic without Republicans”) the Germans hungered for a Kaiser substitute. And they got one, good and hard.

(Now, they don't even have a chancellor!)

None of the other losers—Turkey, Austria, or Hungary, whose empires were also dismantled by the victors—was forced to pay reparations.

After the war, communists, black supremacists, and their fellow travelers concocted the so-called civil rights movement, which they leveraged to turn American into a racial socialist dictatorship.

Over the past 52 years, racial socialists have imposed anti-white affirmative action, which they have extended, over the past 25-30 years, into “diversity training” in every workplace of any size. One gets further doses of diversity training in the propaganda on TV morning, noon, and night, and in what passes for news online and in print. And if you complain, they denounce you as a “white supremacist,” “neo-Nazi,” “xenophobe,” etc.

Hate crime hoaxes have been an institutionalized part of the fabric of life since 1986, promoted by the alliance of Hate, Inc. (the SPLC, NAACP, ADL, etc.) and the L├╝genpresse.

Immediately after President Donald Trump won election on November 8, there were roughly 1,000 hate crime hoaxes, all of them promoted by the racial socialist SPLC, and over 100 of them false flag hoaxes at Jewish organizations.

Leaders of Hate, Inc., the loudest of whom was Steven Goldstein of the “Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect,” condemned President Trump for the “anti-Semitic” attacks.

Why condemn President Trump? Because, as every communist knows, Trump is a "Nazi," and the anti-Semitic hate crimes were the direct result of the hateful “rhetoric emanating from the White House.”

On February 21, thanks to a Journolist-style conspiracy, the evil media launched a coordinated, full frontal assault on the President. Trump condemned the “hate,” but also observed the attacks appeared to be fake to him.

And he was right!

The most outrageous performance I saw that day by someone purporting to be a reporter, was by CNN's Sunlen Serfaty, who condemned the President for doing too little, too late.

Serfaty didn’t even try to hide her hateful activism within a reportorial. She just ranted, full-bore.

Even if the incidents had not been hoaxes, what was the President to do about it? The feds were already on the job.

It was just the usual theater by the racial socialists of Hate, Inc. and the Evil Media trying to humiliate the President, because he’s a Republican, and they’re all Democrats, and steal the White House through a putsch.

Thus, we had a case of lies, on top of lies, on top of lies.

Donald Trump is the best friend the Jews have had in years. His racist predecessor was a dyed-in-the-wool anti-Semite, but the same people viciously condemning President Trump never had anything but applause for his predecessor.

The loudest voice of hate was that of one Steven Goldstein, of something called the “Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.” I’d never heard of either before.

The Anne Frank Center, founded in 1959, used to be about the Holocaust. However, last year, its purpose was turned upside down.
Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is a voice for social justice, fighting hatred of refugees and immigrants, Antisemitism, sexism, racism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, bias against the differently abled and any other hate that runs counter to American promise of freedom.
“Social justice” is a code phrase for communism! But communists live for holocausts (genocide). While the Nazis slaughtered six million civilians, the Communists have slaughtered approximately 100 million civilians since October 1917.

Thus, the Anne Frank Center, which existed to warn about holocausts, now exists to bring them about!

When the “anti-Semitic” hate crimes were virtually all exposed as false flag incidents, did the Hate, Inkers apologize to President Trump and his supporters? Not at all. They just shamelessly doubled down. And Steven Goldstein was the loudest one of all! They’re pompous, hypocritical haters, the lot of ‘em, but Goldstein is apparently the most evil.

Goldstein has great a cover: A genocidal maniac hides out in an organization people associate with opposition to genocide.

The only thing worse than a communist is a gay communist.

People love to quote George Santayana on the study of history.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Unfortunately, because they have never read Santayana, they quote him out of context, and usually misquote the line in question, as well. Someone once plucked a line from Santayana, and either misquoted it, or another semi-literate did.

Santayana wasn’t talking about the study of history at all, but rather about how one human being learns and improves, something that he said is foreclosed to “savages,” infants, and the senile.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana
Hegel, a thinker of whom I am not generally fond, had a very sensible outlook on the study of history.
Rulers, Statesmen, Nations, are wont to be emphatically commended to the teaching which experience offers in history. But what experience and history teach is this - that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it. Each period is involved in such peculiar circumstances, exhibits a condition of things so strictly idiosyncratic, that its conduct must be regulated by considerations connected with itself, and itself alone.

G. W. F. Hegel
There are at least two reasons why the study of history is important: 1. Because all knowledge—if it is real knowledge—is valuable, in and of itself; and 2. Villains constantly seek to justify evil, by lying about the past.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Texas: Horrific Child Abuse Story


The victim's aunt turned to social media, in order to save his life

By A Texas Reader

"In various videos, the woman can be seen holding a flame to the baby’s hand, tying a plastic bag over his head and stuffing a plastic bag into his mouth, KDAF reported.

Texas Mother Arrested After Videos Allegedly Showing Her Abusing, Burning 1-Year-Old Son Posted on Facebook

"Editor's Note: This story contains graphic and disturbing content. Reader discretion is advised. A Virginia woman's efforts to save her 1-year-old nephew from the hands of his abuser -- allegedly his own mother -- by turning to social media"

Racist, DPUSA Cong. Maxine Waters Caught Lying: I Never Called for Trump’s Impeachment; She’s Done so Constantly, Since the President’s Inauguration! (Video, Tweets)




Maxine Waters: Credible Investigation Will Lead to Impeachment | MSNBC (March 2, 2017)


Google: “Maxine Waters” + “impeachment.”



Unfortunately, I have not been able to find a photo from 1992, of her embrace of racist, black murderers, following the black Los Angeles riots.


Google Forgot to Commemorate This Date with One of Its Famous Doodles!


Google’s symbol, downloaded at 6:05 p.m. today

Hitler was born today, in 1889. Oops! I’ve been reading the Washington Post too much.


By Nicholas Stix

Google commemorates all sorts of monsters.


New Theory on Aaron Hernandez’ Suicide

By Nicholas Stix

At Countenance.

Did a San Francisco State University/Diablo Valley College Philosophy Professor Named Eric Clanton Sucker Punch a Peaceable White Man in the Head with a Bicycle Lock at Berkeley? (Video, Pics)



Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Someone trolled the mope at Rate My Professor:


Strange philosophy teacher. He teaches virtue based on skin color, gender and sexual orientation. I'm white, male and heterosexual. I was forced to sit in the back of the class since day 1. I once needed extra help and visited him during his office hours. He hit me with a bike lock.

ANTIFA Bike Lock Bandit Identified as Professor Eric Clanton of SFSU by /pol/

Published on Apr 20, 2017 by Wild Smile.

[N.S.: The narrator says that the Germans went broke paying reparations “to the UN” after World War I. That would have been difficult, considering that the UN wouldn’t be founded until October 1945, after World War II ended. Germany paid reparations to France and Britain.]
This professor of philosophy has been identified as the masked man that smashed a guy's skull open at the Berkeley protests a few days ago. I wonder if he will even face administrative action from the college, let alone be charged with assault. One can hope.



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