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-Great Cultural Revolution
40 Years Ago, Monty Python Predicted (and Mocked) Wokeness
[PJ] Monty Python’s Life of Brian is the most prescient movie ever made, predicting exactly in 1979 the cultural madness you see around you today.

Despite that, the flick was wrongly derided four decades ago by the very people who might find it gob-smackingly funny today.

Life of Brian was vigorously protested during its U.S. release by various groups who believed — apparently without having seen the movie — that it was anti-Christian.

Nothing could be further from the truth. There are only two appearances by Jesus in the movie, one of which is off-screen. The first is the night of Jesus’ birth (Brian’s, too) and what little we see is true to the Bible.

Well, except for the part where the Three Wise Men first tried to deliver their gifts to baby Brian in the manger next door.

In the other scene, years later, we briefly see Jesus giving the Sermon on the Mount. No mockery is made of Jesus or His message.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/02/2021 07:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under:

The Myth of White Supremacy Is Getting People Killed, But the Media Isn't Telling You About It
[PJ] Thank you know, the thing God we have jackpuddings like Joy Reid of MSNBC and lickspittle Don Lemon to remind us that our nation is brimming with white supremacy; otherwise, we wouldn’t know. I personally can’t see any. What I have seen are well over 400 fake hate crimes. No racism? No problem! Fake it ’til you make it.

Our bigoted nation just crowned Elle Smith as Miss USA. She is the second black woman in a row to claim the award. Systemic racism must have taken those days off.

The completely objective National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), which has a history of screaming "racist" in a crowded theater, was quick to congratulate Smith. (Save your time. The links I just posted lead to stories of the NABJ crying racism regarding ABC, CBS, CNN, and Fox News. They even whined when MSNBC hired Al Sharpton.)
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/02/2021 00:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under:

MLK niece: Justices should let states decide abortion, just like they did her uncle's holiday
[Just The News] Alveda King,
...she started out a Democrat like the rest of her generation of the King family, but soured on the party when even her family snubbed her single run for office (she won). She has been an outspoken Trump supporter and is considered one of the leading Black intellectuals on the American religious right ...
an abortion opponent and niece of the late Martin Luther King Jr., says she hopes the U.S. Supreme Court revises Roe v. Wade and lets states decide the legality of abortion, much like they individually ratified the holiday honoring her late uncle.
As she tells it, her mother had planned to abort her so she could finish college, but Grampa King persuaded her mother not to, so the whole abortion thingie is a bit more personal for her than most...
During an interview with Just the News after the nine justices heard arguments in a historic case centered on Mississippi's restrictive abortion law, King said she believed the high court was poised to reevaluate the rationale for the famous Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide a half century ago.

"Well, you know, Roe v. Wade is really bad law," King told the John Solomon Reports podcast. "There's so many holes in what was decided in 1973 that can easily be refuted today. They didn't know if [a fetus] was really life, they didn't know if it was a blob of tissue, a lump of flesh. Now we know through 3 and 4D ultrasounds very early that that is a human being. There are so many things that had not been considered. They didn't know how damaging abortion is to a woman's body and her health."
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/02/2021 00:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under:

#1  MLK? Ain't he dat Black whi' s'premaciss who spewed about "character"? CANCEL HIM! Topple his statue, now!
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 12/02/2021 7:41 Comments || Top||

#2  She seems to have a grasp of the Constitution: The Feral Govt can do this and this, and can *never* do that and the other. Everything else is left to the States and the People.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/02/2021 18:16 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Climate apocalypse — 50 years of spurious scaremongering
[NYPOST] The recent UN climate summit in Glasgow was predictably branded our "last chance" to tackle the "climate catastrophe" and "save humanity." Like many others, US climate envoy John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, unsuccessful presidential candidate, and utterly failed Secretary of State...
warned us that we have only nine years left to avert most of "catastrophic" global warming.

But almost every climate summit has been branded the last chance. Setting artificial deadlines to get attention is one of the most common environmental tactics. We have actually been told for the past half-century that time has just about run out.
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Posted by: Fred || 12/02/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yeah, but think have this SH-T stimulated the world economy for the last 1/2 Century... changing my poster name to PT Barnham2021

Posted by: Gerthudion Glomonter2477 || 12/02/2021 0:45 Comments || Top||

#2  It isn't Climate Change.
Its Climate $$,$$$,$$$,$$$ income.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 12/02/2021 6:50 Comments || Top||

#3  They can’t even predict next weeks weather much less weather a decade from now.
Posted by: Xyz || 12/02/2021 9:21 Comments || Top||

#4  and those "experts" can't explain how the earth entered and exited the Little Ice Age before the internal combustion engine and when the population was burning wood like crazy and the population was a fraction of what it is today.
Posted by: jack salami || 12/02/2021 9:56 Comments || Top||

#5  And the Sun's role is ignored, because NASA is all-in on "climate change" hysteria too.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/02/2021 10:02 Comments || Top||

#6  uhhh
Little Ice Age has been canceled, FYI.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 12/02/2021 10:51 Comments || Top||

#7  I had a friend, in the 70's' who complained to me about the abundance of CO2 being produced and what could he do about it. Stop exhaling.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 12/02/2021 16:57 Comments || Top||

#8  Seven billion people on the planet - did everyone sleep thru that business about the Carbon Cycle in 5th grade science class?
Posted by: SteveS || 12/02/2021 18:01 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Virtual coup
Direct Translation via Google Translate
By Boris Rozhin

[ColonelCassad] The coup d'état announced by Zelensky on December 1 did not take place.

Announced by Lyashko on December 1, the introduction of martial law did not take place.

The announced fall offensive of the RF Armed Forces against Ukraine has not yet begun.

It never happened, and now again.

Instead, Zelenskiy said today that in order to achieve peace in Donbas, he needs to negotiate directly with Russia.

As already noted more than once, they will not negotiate with Zelensky - it makes sense to discuss Ukraine only with the United States and its European satellites. Zelensky's level is Pushilin and Pasechnik.
The fact that Zelensky does not want to communicate with them will not change this fact. The Kremlin has made it clear today that the position of the Russian Federation is the same - Russia is not a party to the conflict and in order to achieve peace, it is necessary to negotiate with the DPR and LPR.
Zelenskiy can continue to publicly honor the Nazis; this will not bring him any closer to the desired increase in the status of negotiations.

Along the way, the Russian Foreign Ministry, as expected, gave a shock to "friend Recep", stating that Russia was not interested in Erdogan's mediation in the Ukrainian issue. Instead, Erdogan was offered to influence Kiev to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk agreements.

Turkey today also opposed the introduction of sanctions against Russia. Friend Recep continues to pursue an extremely opportunistic policy, wagging between the two camps.

It is also worth noting another remarkable gem from NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg:

Stoltenberg found the idea that Russia could have a sphere of influence unacceptable

NATO considers the idea that Russia may have its own sphere of influence , since its neighbors are sovereign states, is unacceptable , said the secretary general of the alliance Jens Stoltenberg. He also stated that he did not want to return to the world,where "big countries could impose restrictions on small ones."

"The question itself already reflects the fact that should alert us and which is unacceptable - that Russia has a sphere of influence," Stoltenberg said during a press conference, answering the question about the possible admission of Ukraine to NATO and how this might affect relations with Russia.

According to him, this means that Russia is "trying to restore acceptance that it has the right to control its neighbors."

"And this is a world we don't want to return to, a world in which big countries could impose restrictions on what sovereign independent countries could do," Stoltenberg said.

He recalled that he himself comes from a small "country on the border with Russia (Norway)."

"I am very glad that our NATO allies have never respected Russia's right to establish its sphere of influence in the north and that Norway, as a small independent country, should or should not do," the head of the alliance said.

Stoltenberg added that Russia "does not have the right to veto or vote on this issue," and also "cannot try to establish its own sphere of interest."

Of course, as they think in Washington and Brussels, the US and NATO may have a sphere of influence. Therefore, for example, there are no questions about the French sphere of influence in West Africa. Or the American sphere of influence in Eastern Europe. Or the Monroe Doctrine 2.0 in Latin America. It's different.

Because these are not Russian, but free and democratic spheres of influence, which are approved by "civilized countries." Russia cannot have spheres of influence in principle, because, unlike the unique and exclusive United States, Russia is a unique, but not exclusive country to have such spheres of influence.

He was also touched by the message about unwillingness to return to a world where large countries impose restrictions on small ones.

Of course, while such approaches are pressing in the heads of the Brussels characters, the degree of the Cold War will continue to rise, and the threat of a nuclear conflict will continue to grow along with the unfolding race of nuclear missile and hypersonic weapons.

For it is quite understandable desire of Washington and Brussels to live in the old way, but it will not be so - the world has entered a period of transformation of the previous world order and the issue of redistribution of spheres of influence is one of the most pressing issues of international politics, even if someone continues to pretend that all this is in past. This is the present and future of the modern world order.

Posted by: badanov || 12/02/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I think Dominion must be involved here...
some where (?) ....No
Posted by: Gerthudion Glomonter2477 || 12/02/2021 0:38 Comments || Top||

#2  He's, um, y'know, ...exactly right:

Of course, as they think in Washington and Brussels, the US and NATO may have a sphere of influence. Therefore, for example, there are no questions about the French sphere of influence in West Africa. Or the American sphere of influence in Eastern Europe. Or the Monroe Doctrine 2.0 in Latin America. It's different.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 12/02/2021 8:01 Comments || Top||

#3  This harks back to Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky's plead to the west in the 1990s that Russia should have south Asia as its sphere of influence, while the USA has Latin America.
Posted by: badanov || 12/02/2021 9:27 Comments || Top||

#4  The notion that the Russian-speaking regions east of the Dniester River are somehow not part of Russia's sphere of interest is ludicrous. That's like saying Brownsville is a casualty of 'Yankee imperialism.'
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 12/02/2021 9:34 Comments || Top||

Government Corruption
Steve Bannon's Jan. 6 Legal Strategy: ‘Blowing Up the Whole System' BURN IT DOWN
[Daily Beast] Steve Bannon
...former investment banker, Breitbart co-founder, former Hollywood film producer, US Navy lieutenant, chief executive of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, etc...
—the right-wing media personality turned adviser to Donald Trump turned right-wing media personality again—became the first person in nearly 40 years to be indicted on a charge of criminal contempt of Congress last month after he refused to cooperate with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. Now, Bannon appears to be using his criminal case to go after the committee that went after him.

Bannon is attempting to force investigators to potentially expose who they’ve talked to and what they’ve said, peek into secret communications on the committee, and create a playbook for other resistant witnesses, according to several legal experts.

"There's no cost to opposing Congress if you can give Congress a black eye for even daring to ask you questions," said Kel McClanahan, an attorney who specializes in national security matters.

As Bannon faces criminal charges, he’s entitled to the evidence against him. And in a typical galaxy-brain, Bannon countergambit, Trump’s former senior adviser is trying to make some of that evidence public.

According to a Sunday night court filing by federal prosecutors, that includes secret witness interviews by law enforcement and internal communications between House committee staff members. The Justice Department claims this material that, were it exposed to the public, would cause "specific harms" like "witness tampering" or making it impossible to find impartial jurors at a future trial.

In a court filing on Tuesday, Bannon’s lawyers said the government’s argument was "festooned with hyperbole... perhaps designed to score points with the media." That same day, a "press coalition" of 15 news organizations—including Buzzfeed, CNN, and The Washington Post—sided with Bannon and asked the judge overseeing the case to make documents available and reject what it called "this broad gag order."

But while most press coverage of this fight has hinged on the accusation that Bannon is trying to turn this into a media circus or spectacle, some legal scholars say the real intention is to harm the investigation itself. One called it "graymail," a legal defense tactic that’s tantamount to blackmail and has since been outlawed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/02/2021 10:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I knew he would not go quietly. This will be the misdemeanor from hell. Good for him! Wen the Daily Beast is unhappy, I am happy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/02/2021 10:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Evven people who aren't lawyers know that rule one is "Never ask a question you don't already know the answer to." Also, "Never open a can of worms. You will need a much bigger can to re-can them."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/02/2021 10:38 Comments || Top||

#3  It seems Bannon is trying to construct a competing circus, something to compete with the DC Schiff-fest.
Posted by: Bobby || 12/02/2021 11:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Popcorn!
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 12/02/2021 11:56 Comments || Top||

#5  One called it "graymail," a legal defense tactic that’s tantamount to blackmail and has since been outlawed

Outlawed, huh? You mean defense by facts and discovery? I know he doesn't get teh actual discovery he would in a criminal case, but he can certainly make statements and requests they'll have to deny/turn down "for security reasons", such as "how many FBI agents were undercover fomenting the disruption? I hear at least 50!"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/02/2021 12:15 Comments || Top||

#6  One called it "graymail," a legal defense tactic that’s tantamount to blackmail and has since been outlawed.

In what country? ISTR the government has declined prosecutions when the evidence could expose sufficiently important secrets.

Posted by: Rob Crawford || 12/02/2021 12:27 Comments || Top||

#7  Mr. Bannon’s Wikipedia page makes fascinating reading.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/02/2021 15:45 Comments || Top||

#8  As Bannon faces criminal charges, he’s entitled to the evidence against him.

A good strategy though most Americans are in contempt of Congress.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/02/2021 16:02 Comments || Top||

#9  ^ & v-v.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 12/02/2021 16:06 Comments || Top||

#10  When I heard he had been indicted for "contempt of Congress", I thought "If they could read my mind, I would be in BIG trouble".
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 12/02/2021 18:31 Comments || Top||

How Did 100 Israeli Tanks Beat The Entire Syrian Army?
They were commanded by Jews?
Posted by: badanov || 12/02/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...The Israeli tanks were commanded by professionals who knew their trade and their doctrine.

The Syrian tanks were commanded by men picked for political reliability.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 12/02/2021 6:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Ability + training is hard to beat
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/02/2021 9:02 Comments || Top||

#3  They weren't hybrid tanks?
Posted by: Raj || 12/02/2021 11:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Arabs at War: Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991 (Studies in War, Society, and the Militar) (Studies in War, Society, and the Military) by Kenneth M. Pollack
There is a basic dysfunction in "Honor Shame Cultures" when they try to wage modern "technical" war. No one wants to admit mistakes and higher ranks don't want to better train their subordinate because of job security. Tends to kill initiative at the root level.
Posted by: magpie || 12/02/2021 12:04 Comments || Top||

#5  The Pentagon has delivered more victories to muzz fighters than Allan has lately.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/02/2021 12:15 Comments || Top||

#6  It's been thirty years, but I think there's a good fictional treatment of parts of the battle in Mark Helprin's _Refiner's Fire_.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 12/02/2021 17:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Hey rantburg Jews asses kissers can you post an article about how the sandals wearing hezebollah kick the Israeli asses in Bint Jubayl
Posted by: Angomosh Hupiper7612 || 12/02/2021 23:29 Comments || Top||

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Thu 2021-12-02
  Record of Waukesha massacre suspect's $1,000 bail hearing missing
Wed 2021-12-01
  Waukesha massacre suspect Darrell Brooks faces new charge for death of 8-year-old boy
Tue 2021-11-30
  Turkish lira skids again after Erdogan orders manipulation probe
Mon 2021-11-29
  Iranian arrested in Kenya for planning attacks against Israeli targets
Sun 2021-11-28
  Police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters in Burkina
Sat 2021-11-27
  Hamas banned in the UK
Fri 2021-11-26
  Egypt sentences 22 terror convicts to death by hanging
Thu 2021-11-25
  Lebanese Currency Sinks to New Low
Wed 2021-11-24
  Libya: 98 Presidential candidates have officially been registered
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  Ethiopia's PM heads to front to lead soldiers battling Tigray rebels
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  'Multiple people dead' and 23 injured after SUV plows into Wisconsin Christmas parade: Person of Interest in custody
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  Several Injured After Car Plows Through Waukesha Christmas Parade
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  Uganda's Kampala bombings: Muslim cleric accused of jihadist links shot dead
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