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Let’s Review 15: Making the Train Run on Time Edition

Recognize this locomotive? You’ve almost certainly seen it before: Built in 1891, “Sierra No. 3” was adopted by Hollywood in 1948 and became “the most photographed locomotive in the world,” appearing in The Red Glove, The Terror, The Virginian, The Texan, Young Tom Edison, Sierra Passage, Wyoming Mail, High Noon, The Cimarron Kid, Kansas Pacific, The Moonlighter, Apache, Rage at Dawn, The Return of Jack Slade, Texas Lady, The Big Land, Terror in a Texas Town, Man of the West, Face of a Fugitive, The Outrage, The Rare Breed, The Great Race, The Perils of Pauline, Finian’s Rainbow, A Man Called Gannon, The Great Bank Robbery, Joe Hill, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, Oklahoma Crude, Nickleodeon, Bound for Glory, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, The Long Riders, Pale Rider, Blood Red, Back to the Future Part III, Unforgiven, and Bad Girls. Long Haul – Futility Closet

The United States Of Ingrates | We’ve become the United States of Ingrates. Illegal aliens storm our land and demand our treasure and deference, sanctimonious virtue arbiters of the priestly class rob us blind and destroy our social fabric and then demand we abide their predations, crazy old cat ladies and fish-mouthed sluts for whom post-patriarchy life has been a soft pillowcase of negative struggle demand more government largesse and cultural favoritism while libeling the very men who provide them their comforts, nonWhites suck us dry and visit immense aesthetic and criminal violence on our communities and demand our apologies and our blame for it, foreign economic mercenaries arrive at the behest of wage-gutting globocorps and promptly lecture the native stock on their racism and lack of commitment to importing more foreign scabs, members of the most privileged minority race in America sit atop the heights of achievement wealth and influence in astronomically and suspiciously disproportionate number and use their power to undermine those beneath them while demanding encomiums to their victimhood…..

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 

The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear thatseveral of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.

Free Speech In The Custodial State The Court will have no choice but to rule against the baker. The three lesbians and Breyer, of course, are predictable votes against liberty, but Kennedy and Roberts have proven to be reliable defenders of the Progressive movement. Kennedy authored the ridiculous gay marriage ruling, after all. Roberts is smart enough to see how ruling for the baker will unravel the Progressive project, so he will probably come up with some tortured logic to justify the state compelling forced confessions from heretics.

London’s top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor doesn’t exist | New York Post “One day, sitting in the shed I live in, I had a revelation: within the current climate of misinformation, and society’s willingness to believe absolute bulls–t, maybe a fake restaurant is possible? Maybe it’s exactly the kind of place that could be a hit? In that moment, it became my mission. With the help of fake reviews, mystique, and nonsense, I was going to do it: turn my shed into London’s top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor.”

If Moore wins and Franken un-resigns, will Senate Democrats back him up? He’s quitting, yeah — but not for a few weeks, coincidentally after Alabama and Senate Republicans will have rendered their verdicts on Roy Moore. He was careful this morning not to admit to any wrongdoing, merely saying that he’d lost the confidence of his colleagues and therefore had to go. Imagine now that Moore wins and, as expected, McConnell’s caucus immediately starts hemming and hawing about whether he should be expelled.

Puritanism reveals itself in the hate crime. It is not enough for the Puritan that a crime is heinous, or that the criminal’s act is in itself evil. The murderer must hang not just for his murder but also for his motive. It is one sure sign that our laws have passed from punishing criminal activity to punishing criminal thought, which is the jurisdiction of religion, not justice. The Puritan must root out sin in both thought and deed and the totalitarian must crush not only a man’s body but also his soul. Sunday Thoughts

Does the MAGA hat possess magical properties that drives some people insane? Clearly, there is something about that hat that is capable of altering people’s consciousness — some magical property that bewitches certain bystanders who unwittingly come in contact with it.

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  • orcadrvr December 10, 2017, 4:13 PM

    The link to the “United States of Ingrates” directs to a virulently anti-Semitic website.
    The article itself posits that “…members of the most privileged minority race in America sit atop the heights of achievement wealth and influence in astronomically and suspiciously disproportionate number and use their power to undermine those beneath them while demanding encomiums to their victimhood…..”.
    This is thinly disguised code for “Jews are ruining the world”.
    In case there is any remaining doubt, the knuckle dragging commenters are quick to pile on with far less nuanced condemnation of the Jewish race.
    I know these views do not reflect Gerard’s state of mind, but no useful purpose is served to link to sites which unapologetically parrot these hoary anti-Semitic tropes.

  • John The River December 10, 2017, 6:21 PM

    In regards to Chateau Heartiste/ Ingrates. I thought it odd that Gerald would link to an obvious anti-Semitic site, so I followed the link and read the story and poked around the other offerings.

    I don’t think so.

    I took “most privileged minority race” to mean urban black. Not Jew.

  • Vanderleun December 10, 2017, 6:51 PM

    Let me be clear. I don’t link to sites. I link to articles. If you want things to be clearer I refer you to my first wife, my daughter, and their 120+ Jewish relatives.

    You can also read

    On the Most Ancient Virus to Infect the Soul @ AMERICAN DIGEST

  • Sam L. December 10, 2017, 7:54 PM

    Media Debacle: Why the media are distrusted and disliked and found “NOT BELIEVABLE”.
    Makes me wonder how Greenwald got his act together, and when that happened.

  • orcadrvr December 10, 2017, 8:05 PM

    John the River:
    You took the phrase “members of the most privileged minority race in America sit atop the heights of achievement wealth and influence in astronomically and suspiciously disproportionate numbers” to refer to African Americans?

  • Vanderleun December 10, 2017, 8:50 PM

    Niggle, niggle, niggle…..

  • Ed December 10, 2017, 11:17 PM

    I took it the same way that John did, and didn’t have to think twice about that. So, one of us must be in good company. Us being John and me. Did someone forget your little saucer of milk this morning?

  • ghostsniper December 11, 2017, 4:25 AM

    Religion is a race?

  • orcadrvr December 11, 2017, 9:06 AM

    Ed, you seem to be fully comfortable with the effects of your obvious dysphasia.
    It is inspiring to see someone labor so valiantly, if futilely, with this condition.

  • John The River December 11, 2017, 9:18 AM

    Actually, the Jews in my experience aren’t much into ” demanding encomiums to their victimhood…..”

    They say, “Turn your head and cough”.

  • Bunny December 11, 2017, 9:50 AM

    Well, here is where it gets interesting. Had a black reader misunderstood the phrase under discussion to be about blacks and taken umbrage, would our host have then clarified his editorial decision and published a stern lesson on the evils of racism? Or had a female reader objected to the representation of women as destroyers of civilization, would we be treated to a lecture on misogyny? If not, why not?

  • ghostsniper December 11, 2017, 1:41 PM

    “Show me a man without baggage and I’ll show you a man that’s been nowhere.”
    –gs, 2099

  • Ed December 11, 2017, 10:20 PM

    Orca: First, you know nothing of my condition. This leads to an obvious conclusion you are prone to flights of imagination.

    Second, you claim to draw inspiration from observations based on that imagination.

    Third, you then continue farther down an imaginary rabbit hole by assessing your judgement of futility to the imaginary labors of someone you don’t know who is struggling against an affliction you simply dreamed up.

    I offer only a sincere recommendation that you seek prompt psychiatric attention before such attention is provided for you by others.

    Please seek help.

  • Ed December 11, 2017, 10:51 PM

    Bunny: I disagree. This is not getting interesting. The answers to your double questions are no and no. Your syntax is also garbled. Your hypothetical offended black reader would not have misunderstood. He would simply have been offended by a statement which could arguably be defended. The hypothetical offended female reader is a distraction. I find that topic boring.

  • Bunny December 12, 2017, 3:47 AM

    Any bigotry can arguably be defended, Ed, but only some types of bigotry are considered beyond the pale in certain forums. Haters gonna hate.

  • Ed December 12, 2017, 12:33 PM

    “Haters gonna hate.” Quite likely. I try to ignore them. I don’t go where they hang out. “The best way to get the last word in is often over your shoulder.” When this rarely doesn’t work, turn about, pick the biggest one, give him a quick jab to the gut followed by an upper cut that begins down around your knees. That has worked for me. I learned it from a self defense poster I bought from the back of a comic book back when I was about 11 y.o. Maybe Joe Lewis’ wrote the poster. Somebody like him.

    You have a nice day and avoid crowds.