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Incidentally the page from Rich’s Comic’s blog that I’m referring to is here.

I know this one was late, I’ll try to get the next one up before the 4th.

What else can one conclude by this story:

“They’re (police) saying it (Tower Hamlets) is a Muslim area but to me there is no Muslim area, there are just areas of my capital city that if I have to walk from A to B then you have to walk through.”

“Obviously I don’t want to get arrested and I don’t want to get in trouble so we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.”

Scotland Yard said the conditions were imposed because of fears the march and the gathering would result in “serious public disorder” and it had warned that a breach would lead to arrest.

An Englishman arrested in England for walking down an English public street wearing a shirt that says “support our troops”.

What the hell did the few fight and die for?

Before you go on about the EDL ask yourself this question. What would you say if Martin Luther King was denied the right to walk through a White neighborhood, or Malcolm X or even Bill Ayers?

More here and here. I thought the banning of Pam Geller & Robert Spencer was bad but these are Englishmen walking in their own country.

It’s monstrous, absolutely monstrous!

If England has reached this point there is very little if any time left. I would advise the British people to awake, because if you let this stand your only solution is to apply for a visa and escape to here while you still can.

(of course if you can’t wait I’d head for our southern border and sneak in. You’ll get in much quicker and instantly become a member of a protected class. If anyone asks say you’re from “Hispanica“.)

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Last day of the month to make mortgage and 1st day of the week to make the weekly $305 paycheck.

Ironically if I made the mortgage today I’d also make the weekly paycheck.

I could deal with that.

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The latest in my series of Reviews of the Matt Smith Doctor Who years

Summary: Amy & Rory’s wedding day is tomorrow will the world still be there for them to receive it?

Plot: After Amy makes an advance on the Doctor he decides she and her fiance Rory need a trip together as a couple so he whisks them off to a romantic Venice in on a Romantic Trip to Venice so Rory can experience what Amy has to this point, but what is the mystery of the great school for girls and why do the attendees hate the sunlight…and have fangs?

Writing:  Toby Whithouse addition to season five puts the Doctor in the past for the second time this season and mixes fun with danger very well. It seems to be the story of vampires/aliens trying to take over the world through a girls school in medieval Venice but the real story is Rory coming to terms with the Amy traveling with the doctor. Both contain twists and turns that keep you interested until the very end and other than a what I considered a sloppy finish it really works. (other than one HUGE plot hole, see below)

Acting: We get a very strong performance Helen McCorry who has instant chemistry with Matt Smith and steals every scene she is in but the real discovery is Arthur Darvill who rather than stealing scenes makes every person he is performing with better. It becomes instantly clear that he not only belongs in the TARDIS crew but we almost ask ourselves why he wasn’t there since day one?

Memorable moments:The Doctor and the Cake, The Doctor’s library card with the picture of the 1st Doctor,

Oddities: Nobody Reacts to the Tardis’ landing or to the T-shirt with the photo of Rory & Amy?

Pet Peeves: They have only a limited amount of females, why wouldn’t she enlist one of her 10,000 sons to go after the Doctor & co instead of risking the few females they have painstakingly converted.

Great Quote(s):

The Doctor: I’m a time Lord, you’re a big fish, think of the Children!

The Doctor: Blimey! Fish from space have never been so… buxom!

But the best quote is a dramatic one and really crystallizes what the Doctor is:

Rory Williams: You know what it’s dangerous about you? It’s not that you make people take risks, it’s that you make them want to impress you. You make it so they don’t want to let you down. You have no idea how dangerous you make people to themselves when you’re around.

Final Verdict: Four Stars With a slightly better resolution, it could have been higher.

Ranking in Series 5 to date 3rd out of 6

1. The Eleventh Hour
2. Time of the Angels
3. The Vampires of Venice
3. Flesh and Stone
4. Victory of the Daleks
5. The Beast Below

Ranking in Matt Smith Era (top 5 out of 6)

1. The Eleventh Hour
2. Time of the Angels
3. The Vampires of Venice
4. Flesh and Stone
5. Victory of the Daleks

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3 1/2 hours $52 bucks, is anyone at home reading blogs tonight?

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Boy how time flies.

I Remember those heady days of Yesteryear. That time only 17 months ago when Rick Santorum was making this point in Concord New Hampshire:

“How about the argument that all men are created equal and the right to happiness?” Santorum pounces:

“Are we saying everyone has the right to marry?”

The crowd claps and agrees with loud shouts, Santorum continues

“So anyone can marry anyone else?” when the crowd approves, he asks “So anyone can marry several people?”

At once the crowd starts to object, filibuster and interrupt,

Well of COURSE they were objecting , filibustering and interrupting after all it’s not like gay marriage was going to lead to polygamy, otherwise after the Supreme Court ruled it it’s favor you would have mainstream reporters like Matt Lewis in the Daily Caller talking like this:

I mean, who are we to say that two or three or even four consenting adults — who want to make a lifelong commitment to love one another — shouldn’t be allowed to do so?

What’s magical about the number two?

Or Buzz Feed saying this:

Anne Wilde, a vocal advocate for polygamist rights who practiced the lifestyle herself until her husband died in 2003, praised the court’s decision as a sign that society’s stringent attachment to traditional “family values” is evolving.

“I was very glad… The nuclear family, with a dad and a mom and two or three kids, is not the majority anymore,” said Wilde. “Now it’s grandparents taking care of kids, single parents, gay parents. I think people are more and more understanding that as consenting adults, we should be able to raise a family however we choose.”

Or Reason saying this:

Is it time for a discussion of polygamy as a viable life choice tolerated by the federal government? With the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, it may be the time to start publicly considering whether the state has any legitimate interest in monitoring the number of people in a marriage, not just the gender. And unlike spouses in same-sex marriages, polygamists can go to jail.

Weren’t those fun old days when all the right people justy knew Rick Santorum was just some Catholic fundamentalist spreading alarmist rhetoric.

How quaint.

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The second is a bit iffy but the first only requires two readers at $26 or one at $52.

I gotta believe it that can be done in the next 7 hours.

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This week on DaTechGuy on DaRadio there is just so much to talk about.

In our first hour we are going to discuss how nominating a supporter of the immigration amnesty bill from the magic land of “Hispanica” somehow failed to mobilize the base in Massachusetts or cause “Hispanicans” to vote for the GOP in the special election.

I’ll be joined by Mike Rogers of Granite Grok to discuss possible solutions for conservatives & activists who are not enamored by the GOP.In our second Hour Tommy Duggan from the Valley Patriot will come by to talk about one of those cities with a large population from “Hispanica” this piece and more.

Frankly I needed 3 shows this week there is just too much I want to talk about and only two hours and one day to do it with.

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It’s Saturday and while I’m still $463 shy of the mortgage with two days to go I AM only $92 bucks shy of making what would be my only full paycheck of June.

I’d like to think it’s possible to do both (and with God all things are possible) but I KNOW there has to be at least 5 readers out there who can spare $18 or 4 readers who have an extra $23 or two readers who can drop $46 in DaTipJar to get me over the finish line.

I’m just hoping this isn’t the sign of the summer doldrums. If so it’s going to a long three months around here.

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On election day the GOP meme saying “If we run a candidate who dodges the base, speaks Spanish as his first language and supports the gang of 8 bill we’ll win independent voters and “Hispanic” voters” was proven false as Gabriel Gomez won less that 45% of the vote that Scott Brown did.

I’ve talked about this already but I haven’t discussed an e-mail I received just before the election. It was promoting Dan Winslow’s excellent impassioned plea to turn out for Gomez. But while Dan’s message was first-rate the sender of the e-mail (not Winslow) added some commentary of his own.

Recently, I have seen a few emails that originated with Republicans who have chosen to disparage the efforts of Gomez. Apparently Gabriel Gomez does not pass their litmus tests for being a proper candidate. These people suggest that you should not vote for Gomez, but rather leave your ballot blank. This is tantamount to not voting at all and is something that may be even worse than failing to participate. If your chosen candidate fails in a primary, do you take your ball and go home? No, you suck it up and go with the majority.

I certainly agree with that statement and it’s consistent with Roxeanne’s post on the subject. When there are two choices one must make the best possible one however I found another paragraph in the email….interesting (all emphasis mine)

This email will go to about 450 people, two-thirds of whom are unenrolled voters. I would suggest that the Republicans consider reigning in the culture warriors in their ranks. They only hurt the party and drive the normal people away. The Republican party is in danger of becoming a footnote in Massachusetts politics. There can be a resurgence of the party, but that will not happen without a purge of the more radical elements of the party. The haters need to be muzzled and Reagan’s eleventh commandment needs to be enforced.

OK I lied, I didn’t find it “interesting” I found it insulting. Considering the fun time at the party chair election this isn’t what activists want to hear.

I submit and suggest it is a contradiction to involve Reagan’s 11th commandment, then call for “reigning in” and “Purging” social conservatives, implying we are not “normal” & referring to us as “haters”

I left the Democrat party years ago when it became clear that as a believing Catholic I wasn’t welcome. It seems in Massachusetts the “Not Welcome” mat for believing Catholics or Protestants has become bi-partisan.

If that’s the case it begs the question, What do social conservatives who don’t wish to move to red states, do now?

Mike Rogers of Granite Grok had an answer:

The time to take over the GOP (state by state) or set up a real third party (let’s call it the conservative party, like NY state), is NOW, after a historic election that demonstrated the ineptness of the “Wizards of Smart”.

The time NOT to talk about and vote for a third part candidate, or stay home and pout about rules that work against you is DURING an historic election, when one of the evils is immeasurably worse than the guy you can’t quite warm to.

If we successfully set up a conservative party, and win some seats, we can choose to align with Republicans or even endorse their candidate as a tactical matter on a vote by vote basis.

I thought about this, but the amount of time and effort that is necessary to form a new party is prohibitive, plus you have to sell that party to the public. If only there was an existing political party that isn’t explicitly republican, but has a theme that conservative voters would be happy to embrace?

Hmmmm.

Let’s see The American Term Limits party. An existing party, with a theme that has a wide appeal to both conservatives and the unenrolled and with a small membership.

I wonder what would happen if social conservatives joined such a party in sufficient numbers to nominate the party’s candidate? It would give social conservatives someplace to go and someone to vote for.

We could run our own candidate (s) for state, local and federal offices. With the GOP not even bothering in some districts we’d have a clear field. We could appeal to the GOP base nationwide for both volunteers and funding and at the same time whenever the media comes after us rightly point out that the Term Limits Party has one overriding issue, Term Limits.

And the best part? If a particular GOP candidate for local, state or federal office was acceptable, we could offer our support.

People have suggested that the GOP brand is toxic in the state, nevertheless conservative & tea party activists were willing to step up to the plate. We were rejected. Perhaps it’s time to play in a new party and see if conservatives can appeal to the general populace better under the American Term Limits party than the Mass GOP banner.

We certainly can’t do worse. What do you think?

Update: Well we know what Sarah Palin thinks

Folks like me are barely hanging on to our enlistment papers in any political party – and it’s precisely because flip-flopping political actions like amnesty force us to ask how much more bull from both the elephants in the Republican Party and the jackasses in the Democrat Party we have to swallow before these political machines totally abandon the average commonsense hardworking American. Now we turn to watch the House. If they bless this new “bi-partisan” hyper-partisan devastating plan for amnesty, we’ll know that both private political parties have finally turned their backs on us. It will then be time to show our parties’ hierarchies what we think of being members of either one of these out-of-touch, arrogant, and dysfunctional political machines.

If Palin goes 3rd party I suspect the GOP can kiss the house goodbye

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Memeorandum is all a buzz (I’d say all a twitter but these aren’t tweets about the following words by Governor Rick Perry about State Senator Wendy Davis:

Who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can’t grow to live successful lives? In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.

and it produced the following reaction from the left.

huh

Rick Perry Attacks Wendy Davis?, Jabs Davis for being a Teen Mom?

Say WHAT?

Far from attacking Wendy Davis Perry points out that Davis didn’t let being a daughter of a single mother, a person who started with a disadvantage stop her. Nor did she let being a teenage mother herself stop her from achieving, she managed to go to Harvard, graduate and progress to the point where she was able to stand in the Texas senate and become an instant Liberal Hero.

Perry tells a story of success of life, of proving that starting with a disadvantage doesn’t preclude a person from success and the fact that she didn’t choose to abort her own child obviously makes a statement that she didn’t believe being a teen mother meant her child was doomed to failure.

Perry clearly didn’t hit her for being a teen mother, he instead notes she didn’t learn the lesson that like her child and herself all life has the same potential and value and hit her political decision.

The MSM and the folks at Think Progress and Huffington Post have an interesting take on the word “attack”, but it is highly necessary to twist Perry’s words to falsely state he attacked Davis for being a teen mother. His actual words don’t fit the liberal template so we have to do something about it.

Update: Typo in title fixed

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Col. Hans Landa: Consequently, a German soldier conducts a search of a house suspected of hiding Jews. Where does the hawk look? He looks in the barn, he looks in the attic, he looks in the cellar, he looks everywhere *he* would hide, but there’s so many places it would never occur to a hawk to hide. However, the reason the Führer’s brought me off my Alps in Austria and placed me in French cow country today is because it does occur to me.

Inglorious Bastards 2009

But still, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

Gilbert and Sullivan The Pirates of Penzance. 1879

Robert Stacy McCain’s latest on the #freekate nonsense is pretty good, but it starts with paragraph that I have to disagree with:

Some catastrophes are surprising and others are entirely predictable. When the parents of Kaitlyn Hunt launched the “Free Kate” campaign to make their daughter America’s Most Famous Sex Offender™ . . .

Well, what part of very bad idea is so hard to understand?

One must forgive Stacy for this oversight but I find it totally easy to understand why both Kaitlyn Hunt and her parents had absolutely no idea that all of this was going to blow up in their face in a rather spectacular fashion.

If what they watch is the main stream media, if what they hear is what the culture told them, and if what they believe is what the average low information voter is told, of COURSE they figured it would work out wonderfully.

Think what they would believe if all they saw was the MSM…

They’d believe that the economy is really getting better

They believe the entire tea party is populated by armed and dangerous bigots who’s only grievance is the race of the current president.

They believe that man is destroying the earth, conservatives hate sex, the IRS scandal was a local affair and the only think keeping them from drinking poisoned water is delaying the keystone pipeline.

Here is a practical example of this phenom from the George Zimmerman trial:

“If their goal is prepping the battlefield then they might get their wish. The mainstream coverage of the trial is so abysmal that I don’t think casual observers realize what a farce this is and how weak the State’s case is (Andrew Branca’s tweeting has been indispensable). If there’s an acquittal, many people will be outraged because they’re so ill-informed.” That’s not by accident.

And since her daughter’s case was literally a homosexual affair, it’s even better. Not only is it hip to be gay today but even the Supreme court has suggested people who oppose Gay Marriage are just a bunch of backwards bigoted haters.

Oh and as far as religious people go, when they aren’t cheating with hookers or going after altar boys the only joy they get in life is forcing poor women to have babies and denying Gay teens the right to be elected queen of the prom.

As a well-informed man Robert Stacy McCain can perhaps be forgiven for not thinking like a person who gets their knowledge of the outside world from Ellen, Katie or Good Morning America but the surprise isn’t that Kelly Hunt Smith thought what she did, the surprise in this culture would be that she’d think anything else.

DRAX:   Me and the Marshal’s going fifty-fifty.
ROMANA I:   You and the Marshal?
DRAX:   Yeah, well, he’s out of a job now, isn’t he. I mean, no war, no job, so I took him on.
4th DOCTOR:   When did you arrange this?
DRAX:   In about half an hour’s time, I should think.

Doctor Who The Armageddon Factor 1979

Benito took out papers.  The man snatched at them, but Benito backed away.  He read: “Dear Jon, I could understand your opposition to us last year.  There was some doubt abut the precess, and you expressed fears all of us felt.  But now you know better.  I have no witnesses but you told me you understood Dr. Pittman’s demonstration.  In God’s name, Jon, why do you continue?  I ask you as your sister, as a fellow scientist, as a human being Why?

Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle Inferno 1976

The left’s reaction to some of this week’s court cases, particularly the civil right’s case Monday, makes it clear, if there is one thing that guys like Al Sharpton & his friends fear more than anything else, it’s success.

No not  success in the business sense,  but in a cause.

Think about it, you are of the left, you have crusaded long and hard for your particular cause, you have built up a mailing list, you have fundraised and true believers have sent you their cash.  If your cause injures the political or financial prospects of the right people, larger NGO’s, foreign princes, and political campaigns kick in.  You might even get a pol to slip government funding into a bill or on a list of organizations to help administer one program or another.  Maybe you’ll score a friendly write-up in the papers or face time on MSNBC & CNN increasing your prestige and fundraising reach.

And you’ve built followers and employees.  A college student with a degree in Queer 17th Century Native American studies might not be all that employable in the real world outside of McDonalds but the mindset is a perfect fit for you.  You’ve  become the path of employment for those with useless degrees who frankly aren’t capable of anything else and students not yet graduated come to you, asking you, begging you to let them intern and they’re thrilled when you allow them to spend long hours fundraising for your organization without pay.

Even better you might get some of these students studying your cause at school, after all universities study all kind of natural, social and political phenomenon.  Now your word can lead to university grants,  maybe even federal research funds voted by congress and if your cause is really just (like saving the world from fracking and shale oil) you’d be surprised at how fast alternate energy companies and governments outside the US will be willing to throw a few dollars not only to yourselves but to the university that is willing to sponsor your research.

But what happens if your goal is achieved?

What happens if it turns out the water is, in fact clean, cleaner that it has been for decades?  What happens if the Polar Bear population and deer population are boom?  What happens if every 16 year old in the country has the right to declare themselves whatever sex they want on any given day?  What happens if the US pulls every single soldier out of Afghanistan?  What happens if pipelines are declared illegal or scientists develops a leak proof material able to even stand up to earthquakes?

Or worse,  what happens if science proves your fears unfounded, that the world isn’t warming?  What happens when January 27th 2016 come along and we’re all still here?  What happens if  statistics show your “oppressed” group is voting in greater numbers than ever before?

Do you bask in the glory of your victory?  Do you celebrate that all your hard work has been successful?  Do you breathe a sigh of relief that your children and grandchildren are not going to die a horrible death in a parched poisoned earth?

Hell NO!

You’ve achieved status, you’ve achieved power, you’re living comfortably.  You’re invited to the right parties, feted over by stars who think your cause is SO important and pols on the local, state and federal level care what you say and act accordingly.

So you find a different crisis, it doesn’t matter if water is clean, it isn’t clean enough, it doesn’t matter if the polar bears have recovered, they haven’t recovered enough, sure 16 year olds can declare themselves whatever sex they want, but what about 7 year olds?  Yeah we’re out of Afghanistan but what about Europe?  Yeah we stopped the pipelines, but the trucks are dangerous too?  Do we really trust those figures that say the world isn’t going to end?  We need a 50 year study of our own to be sure.

You demagogue and you frighten people to believe this is so, after all it’s an old game.  During the 1884 campaign the GOP actually suggested electing Grover Cleveland meant the return of slavery so when he did win history records:

 One freedman came to his former owner and said that since he was going to be re-enslaved, he wanted his kind old master back.

The American Pageant 6th edition 1979 p 477

In short the emergency never ends, the solution is never good enough and the need for your dollars is NEVER more critical.

Because that’s when you quietly admit to yourself  that you’re not in the problem solving business, or the crisis prevention business,  you’re in the fundraising business, and the cause you support isn’t the rain forest, the whales, stopping big oil or the rights of man, it’s you.

Or as Niven and Pournelle put it

As we walked away, Jon screamed after us, “I’d have been nothing if I gave up the movement.  Nothing!  Don’t you understand?  I had to stay on as president!”

Al Sharpton is just a panhandler with a fancier title and a nicer street corner.

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OK I admit there is some irony to that post and my asking you to dear reader to provide me with the $132 to may a paycheck this week or the $493 to make the mortgage. But in this case you know exactly what you are getting (you see the product daily) and you decide if it’s worth paying for or no.

An open letter to the British Home Secretary:

6/26/12

To The Rt Honorable Theresa May MP

Dear Madame Secretary

As a defender and advocate of the freedom of speech I would like to formally request denial of entry into the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.

With the decision to exclude Pam Geller and Robert Spencer who have argued tirelessly against Jihad, against Honor Killings and against Islamic Violence you have taken an action that is so diametrically opposed to the principles of freedom of speech and expression that I would not think a country that calls itself “free” would dare do so.

As a person who has long admired England and its history I am simply astounded that the land that brought us Magna Carta  the basis for the limitation of the power of royalty, the Nation whose common law has been the foundation on which the principles of the protections of right of men all over the world, including those United States  have their origin.  The country that stood alone against one of the greatest and most powerful forces of repression that the world has faced has decided that a 50 something Jewish Woman of modest means and a soft-spoken Catholic man are so dangerous, so unacceptable and so beyond the pale that their presence and live presence at a political rally threatens the peace of the nation.

I have often wanted to go to England and only the incompetence of those in charge of our travel  kept my wife and I from honnymooning there a quarter century ago.  I have dreamed of visiting some of the places where the history of the world was made and shaped not to mention indulging my sons and I in our Doctor Who fandom.

However I can’t reconcile those desires with the exclusion of my two countrymen whose only offense is to try to protect the equal rights of all Englishmen of any race, creed or color under British law and know that if I found myself in England in addition to all the things I would want to see and do I would be ethically compelled to seek out the political allies of Ms. Geller & Mr. Spencer and if they will have me, speak in their place.

Therefore to save everyone the time and effort of investigation, letter writing and appeals I hereby request to be denied entry to the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland until such time as said restriction is removed from Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer.

My Best

P Ingemi

Aka Pete I DaTechGuy , or DaTechGuy on DaRadio

Update: Stacy McCain has the same idea:

I’m trying to get an e-mail address for Theresa May, so that I can send her a request that she also ban me from the nation whose honor she has so despicably surrendered to the despotic rule of sharia.