Reviews of two Netflix documentaries, Being Napoleon and Sad Hill Unearthed

By John Ruberry Because American politics, in my view, is dead in the water right now due of the partial government shut down--"Build the wall!" No, "Tear down the existing wall," I think today is a great time to take a peek at a couple of worthwhile Netflix documentaries. Being Napoleon explores the bicentennial reenactment … Continue reading Reviews of two Netflix documentaries, Being Napoleon and Sad Hill Unearthed

Last Days of the European Christmas Markets

by baldilocks Mark Steyn on the terror attack at the Christmas Market in Strasbourg, France: [I]t is now taken for granted that Christmas markets across Europe have to be held behind the ugly throttling barriers of "security" - which as we saw yesterday are, ultimately, never secure. Because we [sic] won't put up security barriers … Continue reading Last Days of the European Christmas Markets

¡No Pasaran! Details the Straw that Broke the French Drivers Back.

Yesterday in my Under the Fedora non-tweet I mentioned that ¡No Pasaran! post deserved a bigger excerpt to let people understand the context of his declaration: WE ARE NOT MILCH COWS! The context comes from an understanding that a bureaucratic state that says much and does little needs money and if they don't want to … Continue reading ¡No Pasaran! Details the Straw that Broke the French Drivers Back.

Jew Hating Fantasy Email Spam, meet Reality

I have a habit of checking the email that is labeled as spam as even the best of spam filters will sometimes grab a legit comment and given the censorship against conservatives these days I like to see if conservative thought is a target. There was a rather nasty comment that blamed "The Jews" for … Continue reading Jew Hating Fantasy Email Spam, meet Reality

Browsing through Drudge’s headlines

Matt Drudge is the master of the headline, and his site is a snapshot of the country, in a way. Let's take a look at today's Drudgereport. There's a top ad for UNTUCKit, which shows you that Drudge's advertising algorithms are working, since I recently bought my son one of their shirts as a birthday … Continue reading Browsing through Drudge’s headlines

Five facts on the Champs Elysees attack

A gunman shot at policemen on Paris's most famous avenue, the Champs Elysées on Thursday night. Here is what is known so far: 1. France has become a prime target of the Islamic State guerrilla war on Europe. AP lists the November 13, 2015 attacks of the nightclub and vicinity os Saint Denis, and the … Continue reading Five facts on the Champs Elysees attack

French culture takes a nosedive

While you're reflecting on things to be grateful for, include this: at least we're not under the authority of France's Council of State. In 2014, a consortium of advocacy groups created a short video called "Dear Future Mom", with the mom being a woman who is apprehensive after learning that she's pregnant with a child … Continue reading French culture takes a nosedive

The hubris of inevitable leftism defeated the Democrats

By John Ruberry There are thousands--maybe hundreds of thousands--of explanations about why Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton last week that you can find online and in print, as well as why the Republicans maintained control of Congress and gained governorships. Here's another one, although this discussion confronts one angle, what I call "inevitable leftism." Barack … Continue reading The hubris of inevitable leftism defeated the Democrats

1968 returns

By John Ruberry This year could end up being the most tumultuous year since 1968. During that year there was of course a heated presidential election, the Democrats nominated Vice President Hubert Humphrey, who represented the status quo, one that was not especially popular. The Republicans chose a former vice president, Richard Nixon, whose critics … Continue reading 1968 returns

Hands-Up, Don’t-Shoot–European Style

by baldilocks Daniel Greenfield again documents the terms of Europe’s willing surrender to the Dar al-Islam. The UN Commission of Experts identified 1,600 actual cases of rape in the Bosnian War that took place in the former Yugoslavia over a period of years. In Germany, 2,000 Muslim migrants sexually assaulted 1,200 women in a single … Continue reading Hands-Up, Don’t-Shoot–European Style

The Obama Administration Fools Regardless of the Date

Hornblower bowed, but as the Colonel remained unbending he stiffened to attention. He could recognize that type of man at once—the servant of a tyrant, and in close personal association with him, modeling his conduct not on the tyrant’s but on what he fancied should be the correct behaviour of a tyrant, far out-Heroding Herod. … Continue reading The Obama Administration Fools Regardless of the Date

Liberté, égalité, fraternité, and terrorism

By John Ruberry France has entered a new and unhappy phase--the land of liberté, égalité, fraternité is now in its terror age. Seven days into 2015, twelve people were murdered by radical Muslims inside the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine that regularly poked fun at Muhammad, including publishing naked cartoons of him. … Continue reading Liberté, égalité, fraternité, and terrorism

How to convert Modern Art from Junk into something actually meaningful

Caecilius: Modern art. Out of the way, that's it. Oh, Rombus, I'm a little bit peckish. Get me some ants in honey, there's a good lad. Ooo, maybe a dormouse? What do you think? Metella: You call it modern art, I call it a blooming great waste of space. Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii … Continue reading How to convert Modern Art from Junk into something actually meaningful

Jew Hatred in France actually getting worse

A year ago we saw this story from paris I'm in Paris. I had seen these videos where you shout "Death to the Jews" in the streets of Paris. But the truth is that with a video, we not went well even when that reality. So when I came completely by chance, Republic Square in … Continue reading Jew Hatred in France actually getting worse

Islam’s wars betray a deadly problem

By John Ruberry Five days ago free expression was attacked in Paris when Cherif Kouachi and his brother Said, who were trained by Al Qaeda in Yemen, screamed "Allahu Akbar" (God is great!) while killing 12 people with AK-47s, most of them journalists employed by satire magazine Charlie Hebdo. The terrorists were killed by French police … Continue reading Islam’s wars betray a deadly problem