Monday, December 22, 2014

Say what?

and ilk

Among the 85 voters casting ballots, first-place votes were spread among 15 different stories. The Ferguson entry received 22 first-place votes, Ebola 11 and the Islamic State story 12.

There you have it, In all the world, Associated Press writers ... . 

Left’s Love Affair With the 4-letter N Word

Hitler's Mustache                           

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.”
- Aldous Huxley

I like quotes.  Quotes are wisdom for those with short attention spans.  They are disregarded by many as irrelevant platitudes or obsolete; however, they are knowledge, often hard-earned and considered by their authors to be important enough to be passed on.  I’ve chosen the above quote for today, not only because it is always relevant, but because we bear witness to a time where the political left of this country is trying to realize Aldous’ dystopic “Brave New World” (which I’m reasonably sure he meant as a warning, not a blueprint).
To this end, the left has slandered any group that has opposed their fundamental (Socialist) transformation of America, and they love one name more than any other: Nazi (the 4-letter N word).  But how accurate is this?  What traits do the political left and right really share with this infamous party of villains?

Let’s first discuss what exactly it was to be a Nazi.  Nazi is short for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers’ Party); as the name implies, they were socialist and staunchly anti-capitalist.  This contrasts sharply with the Republican’s, Libertarian’s and Tea Party’s pro-capitalist anti-socialist viewpoints, but does align quite nicely with the current Democratic Party platform.  In fact, if you compare the Democrats with any other Socialist Party (e.g., UK Socialist Party –, you will fine very few philosophical differences.  This is also demonstrated by Obama’s support for Occupy Wall Street and various other anti-capitalist movements.


I am forced to conclude that the political left in this country throws around the name Nazi, not because they believe that anyone they call one resembles a Nazi, but because they desperately need to draw attention away from the terrifying reality that they themselves are becoming the new Nazi party.

Without exception, every generation considers itself to be the smartest generation to have ever existed (despite clear evidence to the contrary).  I wish this one would realize it isn’t, and try to learn something from history. (The Full Monty)

Darryl Blonski's article in GUN NEWS updates an argument made by Ayn Rand and others that Nazis ( Fascism) and Communism are the same beast, differing only in how they control the means of production (and even now Red China and a reemerging communist Russia have put production back into private hands).  Tossing in comparisons (I added the Communist line for emphasis) with Democrats, Republicans and the Tea Party makes a point that cannot be ignored, and only argued by them what lie about everything.  Fascists, Communists, and the Democrat Party.

Gift Idea.  Print this article and put it in the Christmas snocking of every child .



Christamas, The Run-up

A very busy yesterday, and no posting.  Had to finish the Christmas village I've been doing for 2 3 weeks.  This year I had the genius toinstead of stacking it on a tabletop, as in the last 30 yearsstage the fireplace that we never use.  Why is this genius?  Because; 1) it allows der kinder to play with it; 2) it looks good, and 3); when Christmas is over I replace the black glass fireplace screen, and it's ready for next year.  No packing the Dickens Village away!

We also attended the annul Nutcracker Suite that my 7 yr-old granddaughter had a junior role in. This year my aged three grandson had a walk-on role too.  As usual my mind dances around.  I had a notion to stand up in the aisle and prance about.  So strong was this emotion that had I been the least bit under the influence I'd have done it and ruined forever  my reputation as the staid, wise grampa, father, and husband.  Indeed, I'd have been committed.  Also, I had just watched again the delightful Scrooged, where Bill Murry made
this inappropriate demand
.  So there was that. Anyway, it was great fun and put me in the holiday mood. 

The only downside was the program began at 2 PM, the exact time my Terps tipped off in Stillwater against the Cowboys. But that's why God gave us the DVR, wot? I tried to get Merrily to bet with me, but she was unwilling to accept the consequences of winning, and even less eager to be the loser.  This game was a very important test for us; the first real road game this year, and the bookies made us 9.5 underdogs, even though we are ranked 17, and the Cowboys are not at all.  And, we take very seriously our new responsibility to the B1G and wished to help atone for, well,  these embarrassments.  Turns out it was a piece of cake, and I have finally accepted that this team have the ability to contend nationally.

Eggnog all around!