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Every normalization of extremism equally normalizes the extremism of the opposite side. Sultan Knish: Weimar America

Just because the Summer of Love took place 50 long years ago, well before most of you were born — before 60 percent of the country was born — nobody should get the idea that it’s something irrelevant, some dim event from antiquity like the Wars of the Roses or the Annexation of Guam.   Flowers in Their Hair: The Summer of Love, 50 Years Later | The Weekly Standard

A people without history / Is not redeemed from time Four Quartets – 4 Little Gidding

Now, when I see someone burn an American flag I no longer have to reflect on the whole purpose of the First Amendment and freedom of speech, I can (and should) as dictated by the Charlottesville Doctrine, stomp their head in. Christian Mercenary: The Charlottesville Doctrine

University cancels event called ‘The Stifling of Free Speech on University Campuses’ Friday morning links – Maggie’s Farm[Best Links Collection]

It often sounded, my mother says, as though heavy furniture was being pushed around, but on the occasions she worked up the courage to go downstairs and confront any intruders, the first-floor rooms were always empty, the Mission Oak furniture in place. Priscilla: A Ghost Story

I apologize if this makes me seem callous towards the recent Islamic terrorist attack in Barcelona but how many acts of barbaric savagery must we obsess over before Western civilization decides to do something rational to stop it? MOTUS A.D.: What We Need Here Is More Sand

These structures are testaments to the resiliency of a town that refused to die, whether abandoned by inexperienced homesteaders, those with dreams of agricultural fortune, or the man who put it on the map. The 1960s Real Estate Mirage of Christmas Valley – Atlas Obscura

And once all the Confederates are gone, one must begin with the explorers, and then the slave owners like Presidents Washington, Jefferson and Madison, who seceded from slave-free Britain. White supremacists all. America’s 2nd Civil War

Since it’s relatively easy to go after Nazis or dead Confederates compared to radical Islamists backed by oil money and guns it is human nature to go after the low-risk bad guys. Burn-through | Belmont Club

Will the Left still be talking about Charlottesville when a runaway truck barrels across Times Square and down Broadway? Charlottesville, Barcelona, and the Left’s Nostalgia for Naziism | Roger L. Simon

It doesn’t help your relationship with a dog to anthropomorphize them, although a little is unavoidable and probably defensible: hanging around humans as long as they have, they must have traits that are echoes and sympathetic vibrations of our own. LILEKS (James) :: The Bleat 2017 FRIDAY

And always remember that blank walls do not inspire, pageless books are unable to convey wisdom, and lives lived without contemplating the wide range of human action are powerless in the construction of a better world. On Monuments | Joel D. Hirst’s Blog

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  • Howard Nelson August 18, 2017, 10:14 AM

    Lileks has it backwards. Dogs were here first. They canine-ize humans with devotion and loyalty.
    They come running to greet us on paws that refresh. Their humility is such that they treat us as masters.

  • Casey Klahn August 18, 2017, 10:23 AM

    One news story this morning had S Bannon as a “white nationalist.” See how that works? Everyone you don’t like is farking Hitler.

    It’s foolish to argue with the Left. The helicopter meme is truer than you think.

  • ghostsniper August 18, 2017, 2:38 PM

    Howards right again.

    Somebody should make an ani-gif or short vid w/ *sound* showing the rearview mirror view of an american-communist being dragged at 80 mph behind a PU truck until there’s nothing left but a frayed rope. I’d get up off a few of my favorite legal tenders to see that.

    **I wanna hear the screaming and the sound of shredding flesh and the begging….and the drivers hysterical laughter.

  • R Daneel August 19, 2017, 1:31 PM

    It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are. – Anonymous