Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, awesomeness, cultural marxism, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, huh?, rank stupidity, Revolution, secularism, silliness, Society.
These are both great, and just what I need to kick out a post in 5 minutes! First, Nigel Farage, key man in the drive towards Brexit in the UK, discusses the destructive influence leftist domination of the schools, where propaganda replaces traditional curricula, and the effect this has had on the “millennial” generation:
“This young generation, who scream words like ‘fascist,’ have actually themselves become the fascists.”
This was from an hour long speech he gave at Hillsdale College.
Next, and even more fun, the increasingly awesome Tucker Carlson utterly eviscerates a clueless and very confused young man who can’t provide a single, verifiable reason for his (and many other’s) unhinged opposition to Trump:
Stupidity like that actually makes me cringe. It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard to me, seeing someone so completely unable to form a rational argument or justify his very strident beliefs. He is so propagandized he a) can’t think, and b) is only able to repeat the dumb, dense talking points he’s been spoon fed. The terrifying thing about this is that there are millions, possibly tens of millions just like him, and many of them do not have the excuse of being young or formed in a corrupt, politicized educational establishment.
But that’s precisely the point of gaining control of the schools and indoctrinating children in cultural marxism. Yuri Bezmenov, one of the architects of cultural marxism in the West and a former KGB agent, says the system is so pernicious those who become captured by it are never – barring some great act of Grace, I suppose – able to escape. They are literally unable to think independently or critically. This cultural marxist hold on the education system started in the 50s and 60s, gained firm hold by the late 80s, and has had total dominance since the 90s. At least parts of three generations have been affected by it, with the latest generation seemingly dominated by this kind of thinking (there are, of course, exceptions).
Carlson has folks like this on about every night, it seems, and similarly crushes and embarrasses them. Yet they keep coming. What could motivate someone to do that? What would cause a young leftist to think they’re the one who will finally give Carlson his comeuppance? Diabolical narcissism.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, foolishness, fun, Holy suffering, silliness, Society.
………stupid Steven Crowder got me hooked on this earbug:
Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, cultural marxism, General Catholic, Immigration, pr stunts, scandals, secularism, sickness, silliness, Society.
Robert Davi is a name many people may not remember, but his face would likely be immediately recognized by any who grew up in the 80s or 90s. He played the bad guy or a character actor in a wide variety of movies from Goonies to License to Kill to Die Hard. A man who had a bit of a troubled youth (hardly rare in this day), as he has aged he has become an increasingly devout Catholic and an outspoken conservative.
He gave the response below to Meryl Streep’s tirade against Trump’s limited travel ban (nearly identical to one Obama had implemented years ago), and it’s beautiful. He’s exactly right, it’s time for Hollywood to stop with the words and make with the action, and start opening up their awards shows, banquets, private parties, and even homes to illegal immigrants and muslim “refugees:”
I have recently been pondering President Trump’s executive action with regard to our nation having extreme vetting and our immigration policy finally being enforced. It has pained me deeply to see such a violent reaction to something that, to my mind, makes absolute common sense.
Let me begin by saying that I am from a family of immigrants that came to this country for a better life. They came to the US “legally,” assimilated, integrated, and learned English to the best of their ability, and demanded we speak it. As we all know, we live in a time in which there are forces who wish to destroy our way of life…….
……..We have recently heard from a plethora of Hollywood stars on this issue — Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, Ashley Judd, Madonna, major agencies, musicians, singers and even the indomitable Shia LaBeouf. After much prayer on this issue, I must now stand in solidarity with all of my Hollywood elite brethren. They are right! The rest of you are wrong!
It is now in this spirit that I make an appeal to all in Hollywood and the media for us to use the Oscars to take a stand for the entire world to see and hear. It is time for Hollywood to lead the way.
I propose that Meryl Steep, Chelsea Handler, Richard Gere, Robert DeNiro, Christoph Waltz and others lead an Oscar first: let’s do away with the rules, barriers, and tickets to the Oscars and after-parties, such as the swanky Vanity Fair party or the Weinsteins’ star-studded affair. I ask all migrants, all illegal immigrant criminals and all un-vetted refugees to converge on Hollywood to come to the Oscars and all the after-parties, even those held at the mansions or the Chateau Marmont or anywhere else. After all, we in the Hollywood community want to show all Islamic extremists that we have love in our hearts — and what better way to do that than by inviting them along on our most important night?
It’s time the walls and electronic security gates come down. There are roughly 3,600 seats to the Oscars; we should have at least 2,500 seats reserved for illegal aliens, refugees and migrants, or maybe even more. [And bring ’em right in off the desert or aircraft. No showers, no makeovers, show the world the reality of today’s burqa-clad Arabic screaming “refugee” and the man who spent 5 days crossing barren desert with only 8 women to rape along the way for relief. Let him keep that knife he used for “hunting”, too] For those celebrities skipping the ceremony, each should invite at least 100 illegal aliens, refugees or migrants to come to their home to watch the Oscars with them. The Academy and the Vanity Fair people should also get the 150 criminals who have recently been deported from Los Angeles and bring them to the show as honored guests.
I find it curious that when President Obama did the same exact thing — and more — in terms of enforcing the law on illegal immigration, the Hollywood elite were silent. Why were they silent then, but are so vocal now when President Trump is doing basically the same thing? Is Hollywood racist? Why — when Christians are being slaughtered in Syria, Iraq, and other places in the Middle East — is Hollywood silent?
Of course, the people that wish death upon Christians, Jews, gay people and the West are greeted with open arms by the elite in Hollywood — so why can’t they come to our Oscar parties?
Additionally, I am now pleased to announce that Hollywood and the recording industry no longer require the protection of the Men in Blue at any of their events! We do not need a country of laws; only a country of illegal immigrants, refugees and migrants. How dare we ignore the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”
So now, we ask you all: please come to the Oscars on February 26th at the Dolby Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. We welcome you to our homes with open arms and love in our hearts. Together, let us celebrate the Progressive left and its policies, which have helped make blue collar America Tired, Hungry, and Poor.
And the Oscar goes to…
With love in my heart,
That was awesome. Good for him.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, family, history, non squitur, silliness.
My paternal grandparents met and married in Phillips County, Kansas in the 1920s. They may have known each other well before that, but they married around 1930. My grandfather’s surname was obviously Roach. My grandmother’s was Pennington. God rest both their souls.
150 years earlier, Francis Roach was a very early settler of Kentucky. He arrived there perhaps 4 years after Daniel Boone led the first permanent party of white settlers across the Cumberland Gap in 1775 (an earlier attempt in 1773 had to be abandoned due to attacks by indians). Francis served in the Revolutionary War under General George Rogers Clark. A little bio on Francis:
Born: April 1739 in Fairfax Co., VA
Family: He was married.
Death: 9 Jul 1845 at his son David’s house at Lamb’s Point (Worden) [106 years old!]
Military Record: He enlisted in 1779 and again in 1780 when he served with Capt.Dougherty on the frontier. He went with his captain in the service of his country under the command of General George Rogers Clark in 1782, and in 1786 he fought the Indians under the command of General Benjamin Logan. During the campaigns into the Indian country in the present state of Ohio, in one he helped cut up and destroy their corn at “Old Chillicothe of the Little Miami”. Mr. Roach had drawn a pension of $24.67 a year since 1832 (he was 93 when he applied
Burial: Hamel Tp.
Narrative: Being an orphan boy, he was bound to a master, who removed with him to North Carolina in early life, where he married. In 1779 he emigrated to Kentucky, where he spent the first six years in a fort at Dougherty’s Station, near Danville in Mercer Co.; and after residing in several other parts of that state (he is on the 1799 tax list for Christian Co., KY – 299 acres), moved to Madison Co., Il living there till his death.
Francis was a man below the middling stature, of a swarthy complexion, gray eyes, and of active bodily faculties, which he retained to a remarkable degree till his last illness – was naturally of a cheerful disposition, rather weakly the first thirty-one years, which probably taught him how to be prudent in managing his health, having enjoyed, uniformly, (with the exception of two or three attacks of fever and ague) good health during that period. He was always an early riser – a day rarely dawned before he was out of bed – winter and summer. [Well he certainly didn’t pass that trait on to me]
Mr. Roach was always a temperate man, using ardent spirits only in the shape of “morning bitters”, as was the custom of the day – ate meat generally at every meal – never liked or drank coffee [so that’s where it get it from!], but tea occasionally for the last ten years, and totally disused ardent spirits for the same period. He became a professor of religion, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in the year 1787, in which he remained a devout member the balance of his life. [as were at least some of his descendants 200 years later]
After he was 100 years old, his eyesight became so dim that he could with difficulty discern one person from another – being guided more by their voice than otherwise. He never had the benefit of an education, and consequently had not much need for spectacles.
Mr. Roach was a hatter by trade, but most of his labor was spent on the farm, which never ceased as long as his eyesight served him. He was seen cutting corn stalks in the field with a hoe after he became a centenarian.
Daniel Boone had a sister named Hannah. Hannah married another Revolutionary War soldier named Richard Pennington. They, like Francis, moved from North Carolina to Kentucky in the late 1770s. In fact, Hannah and Richard belonged to the first worship house set up in Kentucky, the Mulkey Meeting House, the later version of which still stands to this day, and outside of which Hannah’s earthly remains lie.
While these families crossed the Cumberland Gap almost contemporaneously and lived in relatively close proximity for some times, they rapidly scattered within a few years. The Roaches in particular seemed to have a serious case of wanderlust, picking up and moving every 20 years or so. And not just across town, but to entirely different states, when to do so involved great danger and a journey of weeks or months. After Kentucky they went to Illinois, then Iowa, and finally Kansas. Why those good Southerners went to Yankee land I have no idea………well, actually I do, they were not big on fighting for the right of a handful of very rich and decadent men to own slaves. In fact all my forebears who fought in the Civil War – and there were quite a few – fought for the North. I’d have to check, but every single one of them may have.
I don’t know if my dad has ever established that the Roaches and Penningtons knew each other at this early date, but given that there were probably not 500 whites in all of Kentucky at this early date it’s possible. It has been established via genealogy that these are the same Roaches and Penningtons. Amazing that descendants of these families would, 3 or 4 generations later, wind up marrying. In the words of Gunny Highway, they may not have known each other, but they sure as hell chewed some of the same dirt.
So, yes, I am also distantly related to Daniel Boone.
Posted by Tantumblogo in different religion, Ecumenism, foolishness, Francis, fun, General Catholic, silliness, the return, the struggle for the Church.
I actually thought it would be Calvinism, but I guess the “god” of surprises has shocked again. From Eye of the Tiber, which I have neglected for too long:
Just hours after Pope Francis published his latest work Reformatio Si, Catholic theologian Cardinal Walter Kasper told reporters that, though Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation mandating all Catholics convert to Lutheranism might be tough to comprehend, he nevertheless prayed that they have faith in the same Holy Spirit that not only chose Francis to become pope, but also “was the instrument behind the works of St. Martin Luther.”
“I would like to say that, though this new exhortation is a few hundred years coming, it’s finally here,” Kasper said. “Honesty, I think that controversies surrounding Reformatio Si are ludicrous. Luther reformed a corrupt Church, meaning that his ideas were superior to the Catholic faith, and since God calls us to greatness, we then ought to except the superiority and greatness of Luther’s teachings.”
“Listen, and listen to me clearly,” Kasper went on to say. “I got 95 thesis but a pope ain’t one. I understand that and Francis understands that. And that’s why, as of tomorrow, Pope Francis will relinquish his title as Head of the Whore of Babylon, and will kindly ask to simply be called ‘Pastor Jorge.’ He has been given a part-time job as Associate Youth Pastor in Training at Atonement Lutheran Church in Louisville Kentucky. We ask everyone to pray that he does well.”
I needed a laugh. But then again, maybe it’s not so funny after all. A little too close to the mark. More on that tomorrow, God willing and time available.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, awesomeness, Flightline Friday, fun, non squitur, silliness, Society, technology.
Red Flag – the world’s premier and most realistic air combat exercise – 17-1 began last week at Nellis AFB, NV. As usual, participants are many and varied – F-22s from the 1st FW at Langley AFB, VA, B-1s from the 28th Bombardment Wing at Ellsworth AFB, SD, and marking their operational debut, F-35s from the 414th Combat Crew Training Squadron (CCTS), 388th TFW, Hill AFB, UT.
Everyone knows, it’s been a long slog for the F-35. I have certainly never been a big supporter of this badly compromised design. From a standpoint of aerodynamic performance, it will always be a very middling performer. Crippled by the Marine requirement for STOVL capabilities, it will be badly hamstrung in the visual air-to-air arena. In addition – and also because of the Marine requirement – it’s internal storage volume, required to maintain low-observability – is also badly limited. It can only carry two air to air missiles internally when engaged in the high-end fight. This wouldn’t have been a big deal, had Obama and Gates (who also destroyed the Boy Scouts), not crippled US air superiority by capping F-22 production at 187 aircraft. The F-22 has turned out to be all that was promised and more in the air-to-air arena, but there simply are not enough of them. As such, should disaster happen, like a war against a near-peer competitor in China or Russia (God forbid this should happen), the US would be badly underequipped in the air supremacy regime and F-35s would likely be pressed into the fight be default. This is not something it was designed to do.
Having said that, however, in the air-to-ground role for which it was primarily designed, the F-35 is finally starting to come along. The sensors and sensor fusion of the type are simply amazing. Once the real meaty software comes out later this year – Block 3F – the type will have extremely impressive capabilities in finding, fixing, sharing, and prosecuting all manner of ground targets. In addition, the aircraft will have very advanced means to avoid both ground-based and airborne threats, all projected instantaneously on the pilot’s all-important helmet visor., with the threats appearing as 3-D volumes to be avoided. Thus far, capabilities are limited but all reports are that the F-35 will take visual spectrum, infrared, ultraviolet, and radio-frequency sensors, and the fusion of all the above, to the next level.
Whether all this will be enough to overcome its fundamental aerodynamic limitations, the shortfalls in other areas of US airpower, and to deal with the rising Chinese threat remains to be seen. Whether it is worth the (falling but still) astronomical cost is infinitely debatable. But, unfortunately, due to policy decisions of three different presidential administrations, it is now the only game in town (whereas, had the F-22 been kept in production, as it should have been, the types could have been competitively evaluated and the best – the F-22 – chosen) and it would be 10-15 years, minimum, to field a replacement. If it turns out to be a turkey, we’ll be stuck with it. Cancellation really isn’t an option at this point, the Marines and Air Force are nearly utterly dependent on this type.
More than likely, what will happen is that US crews will make it work, and work well, warts and all. It’s just what they do. And hopefully sanity will prevail and the F-35 won’t ever have to come up against a serious competitor.
Now for airplane video pr0n. Check out how much the F-35 resembles the F-22 on approach:
I don’t know what the Air Force was thinking with these new velvetine looking crew sweaters. They look awful.
Taking off. That 43,000 lbst engine makes terrific noise:\
As I said, Red Flag brings a wide variety of participants. There are Navy and Marine F-18s and EF-18s and British Typhoons from a squadron I am hoping someone will identify. Video courtesy 99th ABW PAO:
See what I mean by those velvetine sweaters? WTH? As if people in other branches didn’t make fun of Air Force softness enough, now they have to look like a stuffed animal?
And now for something a bit different – an awesome 360 degree video from inside the cockpit of the Boeing T-X entry’s first flight. External view in the second video. I wish it had come out with more F-23 in it as originally planned. Looks more like a shrunken Super Hornet.
I like Boeing for the win in this large program. The only real competition left is Lockheed since Raytheon has already bailed and it seems Northrop Grumman isn’t real serious about it. Lockheed’s only advantage might be price, but will a Trump administration buy hundreds of new jets largely fabricated in Korea? Doubt it.
That’s it. Enjoy your much belated Flightline Friday.
Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, cultural marxism, disaster, Ecumenism, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, paganism, rank stupidity, Revolution, scandals, secularism, sickness, silliness, The End.
On January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany (for episcopals as well as Catholics), an episcopal community in Scotland invited a muslim individual to preach, for some reason inescapable to logic and good sense. That muslim chose to sight a sura from the quran that denied Christ’s divinity (revealing islam’s clear roots in Arianism and perverse Jewish zealotry). A row developed in the anglican sect over this episode, a different anglican “preacher” with some title doing with the Queen complained over this episode, and that preacher has now been dismissed by the Queen/Buckingham Palace (most probably through the islamophiles Phillip and the idiot leftist Charles). Complicated, I know, but it goes to show how much ground has already been surrendered by purported Christians in Europe, the home of Christendom, and how much cultural suzerainty has already been gained by the muslim hordes invading the continent:
Rebel Media has lots of good stuff, of late, over and beyond Gavin McInness.
Here’s another good production – Canada is preparing to pass federal laws forbidding blasphemy against islam. Do they have such laws against Jesus Christ or Our Lady? Of course not. That would be a violation of church and state, and utterly impermissible! But we all know islam is the de facto state religion of many western countries – or at least of their progressive ruling elites – and so special status merit special treatment:
Ah well, you may say, Canadians have always been crazy. But laws enacted in Canada have a tendency to show up – if not in law, than at least culturally – in the US. It’s just a further sign of the retreat of Christendom and the advance of islam. The measure discussed in the video are almost sure to pass with a left-leaning majority in the Canadian parliament.
More interesting analysis of the recent feminist’s march held last weekend. Tiffany Gabbay feels this march revealed more than just vulgarity, hypocrisy and extreme political bias, they also revealed the ugly face of hate. Never has so much been said by so many over something that so barely exists and affects so few (purported sexism and racism in the US). There is unfortunately some vulgar and offensive content simply because it’s impossible to discuss the feminist march without including some of that, so overwhelmingly prevalent it was:
The presenter is cute but where did you get that dress and those shoes and that coat, jeeeez!
Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, different religion, episcopate, error, Francis, fun, General Catholic, Revolution, scandals, silliness, the struggle for the Church, Victory.
I guess today is Video Thursday. Sorry for the flood. This is the last one. Greatness from Laurence England:
Lots of good laughs. I really enjoyed that.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, asshatery, contraception, cultural marxism, error, foolishness, huh?, rank stupidity, secularism, silliness, Society, unbelievable BS.
I had found most of these on my own, but commenters also shared all the the videos below. Sorry if they’re repeats for many of you, but these videos are good enough to share again on the off chance some haven’t seen them.
As I said, they’re very good, BUT – as they feature today’s Left, they have to be filled with foul language, immodest displays, and rank idiocy. The first is the best, and demonstrates something I’ve been hypothesizing for years: the Left will not fight islam, but will eagerly be subsumed into it as simply another militant anti-Christian muslim entity. Christianity is the Left’s most ancient and hated foe – all other considerations must pale before that. And, honestly, even though they have used hedonism to attack and undermine Western society, most leftists would be perfectly happy under a strict moral code imposed by a tyrannical religion – so long as that religion is not Christianity.
I don’t know what else could prove Leftism as a creation of satan better (again, language and content warning, do not watch near children):
That chick shouting the islamic call to prayer has done that many times before. Her intonations were spot on. Scary.
On a brighter side, a Trump supporter called “Big Joe” carpet bombs participants in the “Women’s March” with 2000 lb truth bombs. I think there’s a little bad language here but generally it’s just annoying leftism, ad hominems, and a complete inability to respond to real, hard, factual argument:
I really cannot stand to see/hear people just shouting over each other. It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.
So here is another, someone put together a spoof mashup of Star Trek (TOS) and Ashley Judd’s totally unhinged, absolutely freaked out rant at the feminist march in DC. It’s pretty funny, but again, I’ve got to provide a warning, another Leftist with a potty mouth. Frankly, you can get the same effect from this video by watching the first 30 and last 60 seconds, and skip most of the rant, which I would only watch if you enjoy displays of people very much all aboard on the kray-kray-train. I mean, this chick is just straight up nuts:
Did you ever see that movie “Bug” she was in. She plays a lady who meets a guy, and together they descend into madness. I don’t recommend it. But after watching this, I have to conclude, she didn’t have to act much for that part.
Finally, another bit from Steven Crowder, this time, presenting Planned Murderhood in an all too realistic light. This is pretty ribald, but no bad words, thankfully:
There has been an explosion of really good conservative commentary on Youtube in the past year. Crowder, Watson, Kennedy, McIIIIInnes, Yiannopoulos, Dr. Joel Peterson……..lots of excellent resources. These folks are also much more combative and relatively immune to the Left’s usual tactics – crying racist, sexist, homophobic, etc., to all their opponents. IOW, the politics of personal destruction, and all that.
Anyhoo…….maybe you’ll find something worthwhile in these vids.
Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, cultural marxism, disaster, error, foolishness, fun, rank stupidity, scandals, sexual depravity, silliness, Society.
Sorry I’m out of time for the day. I found out I’m getting sued over a trivial car accident, my work project I’ve spent 5 months on devolved into complete chaos and will probably be cancelled, and I took some serious grief offline for a post I did two weeks ago. More on that, possibly, tomorrow. Did I enjoy all of this? No, no I did not.
I’ve been busy as all get out and haven’t had time to put anything up. But here’s a great video of Steven Crowder completely destroying the feminists at the woman’s march against teh Patriarchy and all things good and holy last Saturday. This was from the Austin version.
There is some foul language from the protestors and a great deal of immodesty, which is thankfully blurred out. But because the video is kind of rough I’ll just link to it and not embed it in the post.
The idiocy and banality of the Left -as if we needed more confirmation – is on full display. Also note how adopting one of the “sainted,” aggrieved classes so approved of by the Left gives one carte blanche within their milieu. No wonder so many souls are falling into sodomy, self-hatred, self-mutilation, etc. – it’s a ticket to instant adulation, social status, and blanket forgiveness for virtually any (leftist approved) sin. Watch to the end to see former Texas gubernatorial Wendy Davis get completely destroyed.
Note that none of these people can form a cogent argument for why they oppose Trump with such an unhinged hatred. They hate him simply because he is not theirs, and he made them lose. Of course, they would be doing this to anyone. Had Cruz or, God forbid, Bush been the Republican nominee and won, we’d be told how they are Hitler and the gbiggest threat to peace and goodness, ever. The greatest, gentlest Saint imaginable could be the president, and so long as that Saint had an (R) after their name, these people would turn him into the devil in their minds.
It has nothing to do with what Republicans do, what their policies are, it has everything to do with the fact that they kept the Left out of power. And the Left has no more arguments anymore, after three generations of steadily worsening education and descent into mindless extremism, all they have left is stupid displays and egregious epithets.
More and more, they just look incredibly dumb. I think there are increasing signs their act moves fewer and fewer people not in their tribe.