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RING-A-DING-DING! & DOOBY-DOOBY-DOO! -In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Francis Albert Sinatra [born 12-DEC-1915], Friend In The Ether Pundette has set up a website, SINATRA CENTENARY, where she'll be celebrating for all of 2015. And Mark Steyn is doing his own list: Sinatra Song of the Century.

Sinatra 100th: The Best Performances – 58-56

24 April 2015 @ 20:03

Sinatra100th-Logo-009-250gxRing-A-Ding-Ding, everybody!

Here at TCOTS, we’re celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday by counting down what I think are his 100 best performances on Vinyl and CD. All of the songs on the List have been released on either one or both mediums. Interspersed with the countdown will be Honorable Mentions that didn’t make the List and a countdown of what I think are his best albums.

Francis Albert will be your pilot and Bobby Bell your navigator.

So sit back easy in your easy chair, fasten your seatbelts, and let’s take-off in the blue…

58 — Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week (1944)

Music & Lyrics: Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
Recorded: 01 December 1944
Released as a Single; included in the compilation albums Swing And Dance With Frank Sinatra, The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings [12-CD set], The Best Of The Columbia Years 1943-1952 [4-CD set], Portrait Of Sinatra [2-CD set] [which was retitled in 2010 to The Essential Frank Sinatra: The Columbia Years]

This first version that Frank recorded is more rhythm and bluesy than the one he cut in the 1950’s that really swings and that we’ll hear later on as we climb the List.

57 — You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me (1963)

Music & Lyrics: Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Pierre Norman
Recorded: 21 February 1963
From the compilation album Sinatra ’65, bonus track on the original CD of Sinatra And Swingin’ Brass [1992]

This platter just jumps and I can’t understand why it wasn’t included on Swingin’ Brass originally.  It’s one of Frank’s best swingers.

56 — TIE

Strangers In The Night

Music & Lyrics: Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
Recorded: 11 April 1966
From the album Strangers In The Night

Frank hated this song and this is one of those few times, when judging a tune and a performance, that The Chairman was wrong.

Is it the deepest, most profound expression of two lonely lovers meeting?  No — after all, two words: Bert Kaempfert [look it up, pally].  But, as he often does, Frank takes something average and makes it something special.

All The Way (Film Version)

Music & Lyrics: Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
Recorded: 03 October 1956
From the special compilation box Sinatra In Hollywood

This is the version that is sung in the film, The Joker Is Wild, and it is much simpler in arrangement, making this performance more intimate.  And that’s a good thing because it fits the lyrics and simple, yet sincere, melody much better than the Single version [which came in at #79].

See you next Friday as we head-off again to Bobsville.

Don’t forget to also keep checking out
Pundette’s Sinatra 100 countdown,
Ms Evi’s Sinatra Celebration,
& Mark Steyn’s Sinatra Songs Of The Century.
It’s a swingin’ world.

If you’re having trouble tracking down any of the performances on this List, contact me at Robert[dot]Belvedere[at]gmail[dot]com and I might be able to help you.

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Treason Thy Name Is Clinton

24 April 2015 @ 14:45

The details of the Clinton’s Treason, via Business Insider reporter’s Pamela Engel and Colin Campbell [tip of the fedora to Mark Levin]:

Here’s the high-level summary [of The New York Slimes report]. There are more details below.

• Canadian company Uranium One owned uranium mines in the US and Kazakhstan.

• Uranium One’s mines account for 20% of the uranium mined in the US. Uranium is used for nuclear weapons, and it’s considered a strategic asset to the US.

• Russia’s state-owned atomic agency, Rosatom, bought a 17% stake in Uranium One in June 2009.

• The Russian atomic agency decided it wanted to own 51% of Uranium One in June 2010. To take a majority stake in Uranium One, it needed approval from a special committee that included the State Department, which Hillary Clinton led at the time.

• Investors in Uranium One gave money to the Clinton Foundation starting in 2005 and through 2011. On June 29, 2010, Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 to speak in Russia by an investment bank with ties to Russia’s government that had a buy rating on Uranium One’s stock.

• In January 2013, despite assurances to the contrary, a subsidiary of Rosatom took over 100% of the company and delisted it from the Toronto Stock Exchange.

• Clinton was required to disclose all of her foundation’s contributors before she became secretary of state, but the Clintons did not disclose millions of dollars donated by the chairman of Uranium One while the review of the deal was ongoing.

"Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million," The Times reports. "Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well."

As Denny, a Commentator on a post by Don Surber on this subject, reminds us:

Remember, the Chinese were able to purchase missile guidance systems during BJ’s presidency….

Indeed. And those of us who labeled that sale to the Red Chinese Treason back then were called fools, even by some on the Right.

Well now: The Clintons have done it again. Surprised? We ‘fools’ aren’t.

Speaking of the great Don Surber: his comments on this:

Bill and Hillary Clinton accepted bribes from the Russian government and approved the sale of uranium to our arch enemy.

Arrest them. Try them. Imprison them — hell, blindfold them and shoot them the same way the Romanians rid themselves Nicolae Ceaușescu and his crooked wife Elena Ceaușescu. Together. On Christmas Day 1989.

The Clintons are cowardly traitors who do not deserve to live.

These grifters are the most infamous couple in American history — worse than the Rosenbergs.

I don’t know whether Don is serious about the execution-for-Treason part, but I am.

Hillary and Bill have placed into the hands of one of our Enemies a key material in the manufacture of nuclear weapons. They have sold-out America and the rest of The Anglosphere to a Fascist Dictator bent on reviving the Soviet Empire.

Hillary and Bill have provided aid and comfort to The Enemy — that is Treason.

And, as Mark Levin has pointed-out, they could not have done this without cooperation from the Obama Administration, but, hey, we already knew The Jarrett Junto was a nest of viperous Traitors.

A is A; a thing is always what it is, and this is Treason.

Cryin’ @SpeakerBoehner And The Ravages Of Dipsomania

24 April 2015 @ 08:20

Considering what we now know about the criminal organization known as La Cosa Clinton, I just wanted to record this for Posterity…

From Bloomberg, Mark Halperin reporting, we get a double-shot of Cryin’ John’s rank idiocy as he continues as one of the Leaders of the American Idiocracy [tip of the fedora to Mark Levin]:

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton are good public servants but have explaining to do about their charitable foundation and said her handling of official e-mails as secretary of state broke the law.

“They’re good people, but there’s questions that have to be answered,” said Boehner….


On who he’d like to see as the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, Boehner said, “I know the field. I am not endorsing anybody.”

When asked about whether he has been nudging Jeb Bush to run for some time, Boehner explained, “Jeb and I have been friends for a long time,” and that he thinks Bush can talk about the party’s as well as anyone.

Boehner added that he thought Bush’s track record as governor of Florida was “exemplary.”

He said it would take people “a little time to figure out he is not George and he is not his dad.”

This level of corruption might even make Caesar blush.

Dipsomania is a horrible, ravaging affliction, kids, so please drink in moderation.

Do what’s left of America a favor, Johnny, resign and go home.

There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.

–W.C. Fields

Jarrett Junto Delenda Est! – Learning The RIGHT Lessons

23 April 2015 @ 15:02

Over at Protein Wisdom, the discussion in the Comments section of this post turned to George Santayana’s famous saying:

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

At one point, Friend In The Ether Sdferr remarked:

Does Santayana mention historical occurrences of a people voluntarily electing into the chief magistracy a man who while posing as a lover of their nation secretly hates their nation and aims all his policy, all his purposes and acts, surreptitiously to undermine and punish that nation in the name of History and vengeance (sorry) justice? That’s the one case we should have studied, if Santayana does cite such a case.

I sure don’t recollect one.

I asked:

Caesar, Sdferr?

He replied, in the course of two comments:

I don’t think of Caesar hating Rome exactly. Did he? Is it necessary to make that case in order to explain his opportunistic behaviors?

And…

I guess I should say that I don’t view ClownDeceptor’s power grabs as merely for the sake of power alone, but as instrumental to actions necessary to achieve his nefarious aims (i.e., seeing to it that America’s chickens come home in fact to roost). That he personally benefits from the trappings of office is icing on cake. The key, though, as I see his own view of the matter, is delivering justice (punishments) to the miscreant west, whether measured as the west of Christianity free to hold its upper hand lo these many centuries, acting where it list, or upon capitalism writ in the broad strokes of classic Marxism, i.e. upon such American and western allies as the Sauds, the Israelis, the NATO bunch, the Ukraines, the hapless Japanese, Australians, etc. ClownDeceptor holds a very high opinion of himself and his aims. Nothing, from his point of view, so lowly as mere power acquisition.

FITE Ernst Schreiber chimed in:

The only example I can think of is cinematic. And the American people were saved from their own naivity, insipidity, stupidity (as the case may be) by a Hollywood ending.

The Jarrett Junto may be unique, then, in it’s motives, it’s casus belli, as it were.

If so, lessons can still be learned from, say, the Fall of The Roman Republic, but some creative thinking will also be needed.

Because, if we are truly Servants Of The Good, it is our Duty to see that Jarrett Junto Delenda Est!

We must discern the True Nature of these types, consult History for similar examples of such Evil in action, and summon all of our Intelligence – tempered by Virtue – to devise a plan for defeating the Left In America.

Where no quarter should be given, it must not be given. We cannot allow our strong Judeo-Christian belief in Mercy to prevent us from doing what is needed. However, we must always be on guard against the worse angels of our nature, lest in performing a successful surgery, we kill the patient.

This will demand every ounce of Physical and Spiritual Strength we possess. We may end-up so drained of both that we do not survive, but this is really about our Posterity, so we must not care.

OUTLAW.

By the way, here is a longer excerpt from George Santayana’s The Life Of Reason, Volume I:

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted; it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in whom instinct has learned nothing from experience. In a second stage men are docile to events, plastic to new habits and suggestions, yet able to graft them on original instincts, which they thus bring to fuller satisfaction. This is the plane of manhood and true progress. Last comes a stage when retentiveness is exhausted and all that happens is at once forgotten; a vain, because unpractical, repetition of the past takes the place of plasticity and fertile readaptation. In a moving world, readaptation is the price of longevity. The hard shell, far from protecting the vital principle, condemns it to die down slowly and be gradually chilled; immortality in such a case must have been secured earlier, by giving birth to a generation plastic to the contemporary world and able to retain its lessons. Thus old age is as forgetful as youth, and more incorrigible; it displays the same inattentiveness to conditions; its memory becomes self-repeating and degenerates into an instinctive reaction, like a bird’s chirp.

@MJosephSheppard → Time For Conservatives To Embrace Drug Decriminalization?

22 April 2015 @ 20:43

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Has “The War On Drugs” as a government policy been effective? There of course endless arguments from all sides but here are some statistics prepared (in 2008) by On The Issues:

Drug offenders who serve jail time or traditional probation have a recidivism rate of 45%. Of those who completed ‘drug courts’ monitored treatment programs, the rate was 4%

60% of federal prison inmates are drug offenders, as are 22% of state prisoners.

20% of all felony convictions are for drug trafficking; another 12% are for drug possession.

About 270,000 people are incarcerated on drug charges, up from 48,000 at the start of the ‘Drug War.’

Direct Federal spending on the ‘Drug War’ is currently $17 billion per year.

We have seen constant headlines about drug cartels in Mexico slaughtering dozens at a time with estimates of total murders running in the tens of thousands. Colombia and Afghanistan were destabilized by the illegal drug trade which contributes to untold, immeasurable death, destruction and ruined families around the world.

There is an alternative to the seemingly futile “War On Drugs” which is to decriminalize, not just “soft drugs” like marijuana, but all drugs.The, immediate effect would be to finish, once and for all, the illicit drug trade with its death and destruction. On the economic front it would immediately stop the $17 billion in spending on the drug war and it would dramatically increase state and government revenues through taxes on marijuana.

It is of course early days as regards the Colorado experiment but so far the results appear to be on the side of general decriminalization.

There would be a further massive economic benefit with the ceasing or lowering of assistance to families devastated by the illness and incapacity of the breadwinner to work through disease incurred by using poor quality or infected drugs.

This would possibly be countered to some degree by individuals being incapacitated by commencing legal drug use but I would imagine the numbers would be relatively small and there would be substantial funds available to assist them through health and education programs.

Is the concept of total decriminalization something that conservatives could not countenance? Or rather, does it fit in with the libertarian thinking of Milton Friedman who addressed this situation, (in his book ‘Free To Choose’) with reference to alcohol as an example, wherein he canvassed the results of government intervention in free choice during the Prohibition era:

“New prisons and jails had to be built to house the criminals spawned by the converting the drinking of spirits into a crime against the state” Criminals became notorious for their exploits-murder, extortion, hijacking.

“If the government has the responsibility of protecting us from dangerous substances, the logic surely calls for the prohibition of alcohol and tobacco.The reaction of the public to the more extreme attempts to control our behaviour is ample evidence we ant no part of it”. Insofar as the government has information about the relative merits or demerits of the items we ingest…let it give us this information. But let it leave us free to choose what chances we want to take with our own lives.”

Friedman quotes John Stuart Mill ( ‘On Liberty’ 1865 ) as a further exponent of the right of the individual to choose unhindered by the state:

“The only purpose for which power can be rightly exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant…Over himself, over his own body and mind the individual is sovereign.”

One country in Europe-Portugal has decriminalized all drugs.Again, there are no doubt endless arguments on all sides about the result, but here is an analysis from the Cato Institute as reported in ‘Time Magazine’:

“The paper, published by Cato in April, found that in the five years after personal possession was decriminalized, illegal drug use among teens in Portugal declined and rates of new HIV infections caused by sharing of dirty needles dropped, while the number of people seeking treatment for drug addiction more than doubled.”

“Judging by every metric, decriminalization in Portugal has been a resounding success,” says Glenn Greenwald, an attorney, author and fluent Portuguese speaker, who conducted the research. “It has enabled the Portuguese government to manage and control the drug problem far better than virtually every other Western country does.”

Compared to the European Union and the U.S., Portugal’s drug use numbers are impressive. Following decriminalization, Portugal had the lowest rate of lifetime marijuana use in people over 15 in the E.U.: 10%. The most comparable figure in America is in people over 12: 39.8%. Proportionally, more Americans have used cocaine than Portuguese have used marijuana.

The Cato paper reports that between 2001 and 2006 in Portugal, rates of lifetime use of any illegal drug among seventh through ninth graders fell from 14.1% to 10.6%; drug use in older teens also declined. Lifetime heroin use among 16-to-18-year-olds fell from 2.5% to 1.8% (although there was a slight increase in marijuana use in that age group).

New HIV infections in drug users fell by 17% between 1999 and 2003, and deaths related to heroin and similar drugs were cut by more than half. In addition, the number of people on methadone and buprenorphine treatment for drug addiction rose to 14,877 from 6,040, after decriminalization, and money saved on enforcement allowed for increased funding of drug-free treatment as well.”

These are impressive statistics.We know what the situation is in America under the current legislation. Perhaps it is time for conservatives to consider a new approach. Certainly there is substantial and weighty historical philosophical support for it on the right on a libertarian basis.

I would be confident Friedman and Mill would approve examining this question in that light. Certainly the British, Swiss and Dutch system where addicts can register and get heroin free seems sensible. Treating addiction as a serious health problem and not a criminal one has serious merit.

Mr. Sheppard is the proprietor of the blogs Point Of View and Palin4President 2016He also writes occasionally for American Thinker and is a man of refined taste.  Follow him on Twitter: @MJosephSheppard.

Hillary’s Got Rhythm

22 April 2015 @ 20:00

From the Washington Free Beacon, Andrew Stiles reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Paco]:

Hillary Clinton’s listening tour of “Everyday America” has been mocked and analyzed by countless critics. But some of the craziest things said about Hillary’s campaign have come from her own aides and supporters.

Here’s Ruby Cramer reporting in BuzzFeed:

It’s low-key and voter-focused — solid, but not exciting. And according to Democrats close to Clinton and her team, that was more or less the point for phase one. Excitement can wait, they said in interviews last week, so long as she proves — as her campaign aides have repeated again and again — that this time, she is taking “nothing for granted.”

“There’s a rhythm. She’s starting off like Beethoven, with melodies and chords that people understand. But she’s got to end up like Beyoncé,” said Donna Brazile, the Democratic strategist who worked on both of Bill Clinton’s presidential campaigns.

What does this even mean?…

Perhaps that Donna Brazile is a Moron?

Actually, though I hate to admit it, there is a rhythm to Hillaria’s campaigning style, but it’s more like Lou Reed’s Meisterwerk:

Yup, that’s it.

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Helen Keller went on a ‘listening tour’ and heard more than Hillaria.

@MJosephSheppard → Hillary Endorsed By Hookers And Anti-Christ

21 April 2015 @ 20:53

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has received, apparently, two “interesting” to say the least endorsements for her presidential quest.

The disgustingly scurrilous “satire” magazine ‘Wonkette’ known best (or rather worst known) for its disastrous “humorous” attack on Governor Palin’s special needs child Trig has, via it’s Editor Rebecca Schoenkopf, given a ringing endorsement to Hillary Clinton for president.

The “Trig” disaster happened before Schoenkopf took over, but the tenor of the site has not improved one jot with Governor Palin being called “a c**t in the comments section on occasion amongst the other flowing sewer of filth the site creates and rolls in. But don’t take my word for the depth of degradation the site exists in-here are the sites own self-description on:

Google:

​”​Wonkette | Nasty Vile Little Snark Mob

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And Twitter:

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So from the site that admits it is the anti-Christ here is this ringing endorsement of Hillary by it’s editor with typical gratuitous filth:

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“I am now an actual full-fledged Hillary fan, Hillary ’16 and all that bullshit, YOU BETCHA.”
The second ringing endorsement appeared on Twitter recently and apparently these working girls like the values, morals and ethics that Hillary and Bill represent. Whether they speak for America remains to be seen.

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Since Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has not refused these endorsements it is still an open question as to whether or not she welcomes them. Even more so as regards Bill Clinton’s welcoming of the latter group endorsement.

Even if these endorsements are rejected there is no doubt they are a reminder of the wisdom of the old adage “A person is known by the company they keep.” Or to be fair, they are know by the company that keeps them in their hearts. That Hillary is seen by Schoenkopf, and a bevy of self-proclaimed hookers, as the best person who meets their criteria and values as to who would be the best president for America speaks volumes.

Mr. Sheppard is the proprietor of the blogs Point Of View and Palin4President 2016He also writes occasionally for American Thinker and is a man of refined taste.  Follow him on Twitter: @MJosephSheppard.

From The Message Board Of The Lunatics – Part II

21 April 2015 @ 20:05

~Whereas there be Lunatics running the American Asylum;
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Whereas no one seems to have enough Courage to remove said Lunatics;
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TCOTS HEREBY DECLARES that it will record the rantings of said Lunatics and said lack of Courage, so that our miseried Posterity shall know why they lost their Freedoms and, in some cases, their Lives.

From The Weekly Standard, Daniel Halper reporting, we learn of some of the remarks Bill ‘The Rapist’ Clinton made at Georgetown University today [tip of the fedora to Mark Levin].

“Arguably the most interesting non-governmental organzation today, which proves the importance of inclusion by its short-comings but is formidable, is ISIS,” said Clinton.

“ISIS is a terrorist organization, an NGO, trying to become a state. That is, they don’t recognize any of the boundaries of the Middle Eastern countries as legitimate. They were all established, drawn largely by Westerners after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in World War I. And so when they go capture a place, they set up their own judicial system, they set up their own rule making, they set up whatever their social services are going to be. And the only thing is, you can’t disagree with them, or they’ll kill you.”

[Mr. Halper has the video here.]

Did this slime bucket have the same kind of ‘fall’ that Hillary did?

Valerie-Jarrett-with-Hillary-Obama-448QUESTION: Does his WINO [‘Wife In Name Only’] agree with him?

FURTHER QUESTION: Would the Clinton Foundation For Advanced Corruption And Evil accept a donation from ISIS?

Non-Treasonous Americans want to know.

We live in a Madhouse of our own making.

America 2015 A.D. – ‘A State Of Indolence’

21 April 2015 @ 14:50

From the age of uniformity, from the age of solitude, from the age of Big Brother, from the age of doublethink — greetings!

—’Winston Smith’, Nineteen Eighty-Four

A Dispatch from The Former United States Of America…

John Goerke, writing in the Intercollegiate Review, bears witness to The Triumph Of The Bureaucrats:

Last Wednesday, I encountered American bureaucracy on the eighth floor of 190 East 5th Street in downtown St. Paul—the offices of the Social Security Administration. I walked into the office to find a confirmation of the limits to what government can accomplish.

The atmosphere of the room was chilling. The benches were covered with hunched or slouching bodies, but not a single employee could be seen. The “receptionist” was a touch screen computer console, which gave each person a number after they had entered every last piece of personal information except for their favorite flavor of ice cream. Television screens and an unseen speaker system informed each number when they were to be serviced, and called them to a service window or booth. The walls were white under the glare of fluorescent lights. All that caught the eye were the brightly colored posters of very happy and healthy people who bore no resemblance to the persons sitting about me.

At first I thought that all the employees were missing. I was wrong, however. Hidden in a corner of the room was a security guard. I’ve heard that smiling takes fewer muscles than frowning, but this gentleman seemed intent on giving his face a thoroughly exhausting workout.

Despite the agony of waiting, we never accomplished the purpose of our visit. We were attempting to change the official address of my Uncle Tom (not his real name) who moved from “independent living” to “assisted living” last January. In the space of an hour, with the help of two SSA employees, we were told that they could not change his address in the Social Security database (but isn’t that database the main object of their work, more-or-less?)….

Well…at least your Uncle hadn’t been declared an Unperson by the Database.

This is what we have come to.

A nation, once admired and envied for it’s Rugged Individualism, it’s Boundless Enthusiasm, it’s Natural Bravery and Ready Courage, has been beaten-down to where we all accept this sterile and insulting treatment of ourselves and fellow Americans by those who are in our employ — some placidly, some angrily, but all with a weary Resignation.

Where is that old Spirit that animated The Founders?

Be ashamed…be very ashamed.

If the liberties of America are ever compleatly ruined, of which in my opinion there is now the utmost danger, it will in all probability be the consequence of a mistaken notion of prudence, which leads men to acquiesce in measures of the most destructive tendency for the sake of present ease. When designs are form’d to rase the very foundation of a free government, those few who are to erect their grandeur and fortunes upon the general ruin, will employ every art to sooth the devoted people into a state of indolence, inattention and security, which is forever the fore-runner of slavery….

—Samuel Adams, writing as ‘CANDIDUS’, 09 December 1771

The Lost Republic Diaries – Part XVI

21 April 2015 @ 10:00

Another entry in a Diary that chronicles the End Days of The American Republic. Another example of why The Republic is terminal and why we must work to save what we can however we can…

From Buzzfeed [tip of the fedora, per usual, to Darleen Click]:

Hercules and Leo, who are currently used for biomedical experiments at Stony Brook University on Long Island, were granted habeas corpus by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe.

Habeas corpus is a legal petition that detainees use to seek relief from unlawful imprisonment, and by granting habeas corpus to chimps, Jaffe endorsed the idea that they deserve the rights of a human being.

Advocates argue great apes are highly intelligent and self-aware beings with complex emotional lives that deserve basic rights, including the right to be free of inhumane punishment.

-Ladies, since we live in a rabid RAPE CULTURE!!!(tm), you must be prepared now to shout, as you spray your mace: ‘Take your paws off me you damn dirty ape!’ and pray to Gaia that it doesn’t rip your face off.

-As John Bradley writes in the Comments section of Darleen’s post:

It’s as if having Western Civilization piled up an a huge wreck at the bottom of an icy hill is the end goal.

Oh, it is.

When are enough people going to wake-up and realize that the Leftist Ideology is Insane? That it is the product of fevered and delusional minds that are ultimately, deep-down bent on Destruction?

This vile excuse for a Judge is, like her Leftist comrades, at the end of the end days, a Nihilist – a twisted Soul who, at her core, hates Life and who wants to commit Suicide-By-Annihilation-Of-Civilization.

For the Nihilists’s desire to be fulfilled, all of us who are not Deranged, who are not Mentally Ill, must be seen as Unpersons. One way to achieve this is to undermine the uniqueness of the Human Being by declaring Animals to be possessors of the same God-given Rights as Human [Sentient] Beings.

It is Moral Equivalence on a massive scale. It is Pure Evil in action, seeking to envelope the World in a Culture Of Death..

We have the freedom now to act to preserve The Founding; we are at Liberty to to operate in what has become the Enemy’s territory. We can gather together and Restore the Precious Gift of The Founding Fathers in territory we achieve control of. We are the Outlaws and we should act accordingly.

We will see some very cruel times, but we have a Duty to our Posterity to preserve the Gift wherever and however we can. We have a duty to those that came before us and sacrificed for us to pay any price and bear any burden to see that Freedom and Ordered Liberty survive in some form. If we do not at least try, we shall be damned before all of Mankind as those cowards who did not attempt to preserve the last, best hope for man on God’s Earth.

We must Join Or Die.

BREAKING: ‘Barack Obama’s’ Soul Found!

20 April 2015 @ 18:53

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The headline at The London Daily Telegraph reads:

Mysterious ‘supervoid’ in space
is largest object ever discovered,
scientists claim

A supervoid has been discovered in the universe
which is too big to fit into current models

From the report by Sarah Knapton:

Obama-eye-of-sauron-300The ‘supervoid’, which is 1.8 billion light-years across, is the largest known structure ever discovered in the universe but scientists are baffled about what it is and why it is so barren.

It sits in a region of space which is much colder than other parts of the universe and although it is not a vacuum, it seems to have around 20 per cent less matter than other regions.

From TCOTS’s inside souses, we’ve been told that Scientists have confirmed that the void is shaped like the head of a Moron with jug ears and they are ‘very confident’ that other large ‘supervoids’ will also be found in the same area of extremely cold and barren space: those of Bill Clinton [D-Rape], Hillary Rodham [D-Despot], and Valerie Jarrett [D-Mistress-of-Treason].

God, His Son, and The Holy Ghost could not be reached for comment because they caught the last train for the coast.

TCOTS NEWS:
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Fools Rush In: Sinatra Song of the Century #27 by @MarkSteynOnline

19 April 2015 @ 23:22

Fools Rush In: Sinatra Song of the Century #27 :: SteynOnline.

19 April 1775: ‘Lamentation Over Boston’ / 19 April 2015: Lamentation Over America

19 April 2015 @ 17:07

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Republished from last year:

William Billings composed this magnificent piece of music to commemorate the British occupation of Boston in the aftermath of the battles at Concord and at Lexington…

This version was performed by The Essex Harmony at the Old South Meeting House on 11 April 2010.

By the Rivers of Watertown we sat down and wept,
We wept when we remembered thee, O Boston,
When we remembered thee, O Boston.
As for our prayers, Lord God of Heaven,
Preserve them, defend them, deliver, and restore them unto us,
Preserve them, defend them, deliver, and restore them unto us again.
For they that held them in bondage
Required of them to take up arms against their Brethren
Forbid it, Lord – God forbid
That those who have sucked Bostonian Breasts
Should thirst for American Blood.
A voice was heard in Roxbury which echoed thro’ the Continent,
Weeping for Boston…
Weeping for Boston because of their Danger.
Is Boston my dear Town, is it my native Place?
For since their Calamity I do earnestly remember it still!
I do earnestly remember it still!

If I forget thee, yea, if I do not remember thee,
Then let my numbers cease to flow,
Then be my Muse unkind,
Then let my Tongue forget to move and ever be confined;
Let horrid Jargon split the Air and rive my nerves asunder.
Let hateful discord greet my ear as terrible as Thunder.
Let harmony be banished hence and Consonance depart;
Let dissonance erect her throne and reign within my Heart.

[It should be noted that I am publishing this post to honor the memory of those died for Freedom and Liberty at Concord and Lexington on 19 April 1775.  This post has nothing to do with the whole maudlin and seemingly endless ‘Boston Strong’ wailings and lamentations.  —Bob Belvedere]


 

In 1775, men, such as Samuel and John Adams, Paul Revere, Dr. Joseph Warren, and Captain John Parker, were OUTLAWS.

In 2015, we are the OUTLAWS.

And we should act accordingly.

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OUTLAW…

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Conclusive Proof Obtained: @MarcoRubio Is Just Another Hack [UPDATED]

19 April 2015 @ 00:59

From Breitbart, Matthew Boyle reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Josh Smith]:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said he believes that President Barack Obama’s first executive amnesty for so-called DREAMers—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—is “important” and he won’t reverse it himself if elected president. He delivered these remarks in a Spanish-language interview he gave to Univision’s Jorge Ramos.
“I believe DACA is important. It can’t be terminated from one moment to the next, because there are already people benefiting from it,” Rubio said in Spanish on Ramos’s television program, according to an English translation provided by the media service Grabien. “But yes, it is going to have to end. It can’t be the permanent policy of the United States, and I don’t think that’s what they’re asking either. I think everyone prefers immigration reform.”

Ramos followed up, according to the translation, by asking: “But then, to clarify, you would put an end to DACA once immigration reform is approved, but what would happen, Senator, if there is no immigration reform; would you cancel DACA anyway?”

Rubio answered that DACA will end only when a legislative substitute with the exact same or similar policy prescriptions—a legislative amnesty for illegal alien minors—is implemented. He also said in Spanish that, if elected president, he believes that America cannot deport illegal aliens here in the country right now, and he expects a legislative solution will be implemented that essentially has all the parts of the massively controversial “Gang of Eight” bill that he would pass piece-by-piece.

“Well, at some point it is going to have to end, that is to say, it can’t continue being the permanent policy of the United States,” Rubio said. “I believe, if I become President, it is going to be possible to achieve immigration reform. It is not going to be comprehensive, that is to say, it is not going to all be in one massive bill. We already tried that a few years ago. We’ve seen there isn’t political support for it and I think we’ve wasted a lot of time in this process, when we could have made progress through the steps I’ve advocated.

“Unfortunately, a lot has been spent with that, it’s become an even more controversial subject, more difficult to make progress on, but I’m still saying it’s important to modernize our system and that means improving the way we enforce in the future, modernizing the immigration system so that it isn’t as costly and bureaucratic, and we have to deal with the 12 million human beings who are here and no one, no one is advocating a plan to deport 12 million people, so that topic has to be dealt with as well.”

Rubio’s comment, targeted toward Spanish speakers, that he would keep Obama’s first executive amnesty—enacted outside the purview of Congress—in effect, until passing a legislative substitute with nearly identical policies, puts him at odds with virtually the rest of the Republican field except for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

The mask has been torn off another wolf in Common Sense clothing.

Marco Rubio must be thrown into the elephant graveyard with all of the other faux fighters for freedom and liberty.

We’re in a situation where we really cannot afford to place much trust in any political figures, as we have had to learn again today.

We’re on our own.

RELATED: Nearly a year ago at TCOTS

Conclusive Proof Obtained: @SenRandPaul Is Just Another Hack

NOTE TO TED CRUZ: We’re watching you very closely too, Bub.

UPDATE at 1529…

In the Comments, Adobe Walls is dead solid perfect:

This explains why we’ve never received a credible mea culpa from Rubio on his participation in the gang of eight bill. I was willing to accept an apology from him, something along the lines of ”I fucked up, I was young and foolish and was naive enough to trust Chuck Shumer, and John McCain but I know better now”. It’s disqualifying enough to support the dream act but to allow Obama’s illegal executive orders, any of them, to remain in place, no matter their merits, until they are enshrined in law, is beyond acceptable.

It is, however, well-within the boundaries of abject Hackery.

One thing that has always made me suspicious of this guy is how he became the youngest Speak Of The House in Florida History.  No one anywhere in America — anywhere — rises to such a position without being a pro at playing the Political Game.  And one of the great contributors to the downfall of The Republic have been people who are very good at The Game placing it above their duties and responsibilities as Citizens, Guardians of Freedom and Ordered Liberty, of The American Republic.  Such people are rightly called ‘Hacks’ and they occupy the majority of slots in The Culture Of Corruption.

Another thought occurred to me after I published this post…

What Rubio is engaging in here, by saying things in a foreign language that are different than what he speaks in English, is but a milder and less sinister version of what Muslims say to The West versus what they say to their subjects.  It’s dismaying and, more importantly, offensive.

UPDATE at 1654…

The Rubio Camp is disputing the translation, see here.

Let me know what you think.  As for me: I smell the odor of damage-control.

Conservative Blockheads, Part II

19 April 2015 @ 00:37

Wherein we provide examples of conservatives and small ‘l’ libertarians who buy-into, legitimize, the Leftist Narrative…

This latest example is courtesy of Mark Steyn:

One of the differences between the left and the right is that the right is forever looking for another towel to throw in. The left doesn’t do this: They push on till they win. That’s one of the reasons why, with rare exceptions, two-party systems boil down to activist left-of-center governments alternating with placeholder right-of-center governments – and why all the adrenalin rush of Tuesday-night GOP landslides in November shrivels to the cold grey morning after of bipartisan rubber-stamping for money-no-object thousand-page bills come January. For example, consider this week’s Washington Post column by Jonathan H Adler:

What Does It Take To Convince Libertarians And Conservatives That Climate Change Is A Problem?

Mr Adler is a conservative and a lawyer and a former colleague of mine who has written about Big Climate enforcer Michael E Mann’s ongoing defamation suit against me – sometimes helpfully, sometimes in that faintly irritating way that American legal types have of explaining how your case raises many fascinating and arcane jurisprudential issues that make consuming a decade of your life over it a small price to pay.

But never mind all that, he says bitterly. Look at it this way. How often do you see mainstream newspaper headlines like that the other way round? “What does it take to convince liberals and socialists that Islamic terrorism is a problem? …that a $20 trillion national debt is a problem? …that partial-birth abortion is a problem?” The left has the program, and the right is constantly enjoined to get with it. So here’s Jonah Goldberg, one of the few genuine stars at National Review, thinking it’s somehow brave and challenging to ask his friends to be man enough to read Mr Adler’s rather flaccid piece demanding conservatives sign on to the usual climate-change boilerplate. One reason why Republicans are such losers (and yes, sometimes they “win”, but nothing changes) is because they wind up playing the game to the other side’s rules – letting the left frame every issue. Why does Jonah think it’s so brave to ask his friends to throw in another towel? You can hardly get in the ring at all for the mountain of towels the right’s tossed in there.

But…but…but: they’re just being Pragmatic!!!

When are these people going to stop being Useful Idiots for an Ideology that seeks to destroy everything they supposedly stand for?

As long as we continue to legitimize the false and Abnormal thinking of Left, we are guilty of providing aid and comfort to the Enemies of everything America stands for — and of being their Useful Idiots.

Wake-up, dammit.

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The Unreal World: The 2015 Season

18 April 2015 @ 18:04

If buttercups buzz’d after the bee
If boats were on land, churches on sea
If ponies rode men and if grass ate the cows
And cats should be chased into holes by the mouse…

During his most recent appearance on the Hugh Hewitt Show, Mark Steyn painted an accurate picture of The West as it currently is, heads crammed deep into sand [paragraphing mine]:

HEWITT: …It’s really an upside down world.

STEYN: Yeah, and it’s a slightly faintly unreal world. In a way, we’ve moved on from same sex weddings where we’re talking now about transgendered bathrooms. And I’m sure we’ll be talking about transgendered bathrooms when the mullahs nuke us. These are like first-world indulgences at a time when large chunks of the map are going backwards.

And I think back to that, the mall seizure in Kenya a couple of years ago. A lot of your listeners don’t pay any attention to Kenya. Who cares? It’s East Africa. They’re all crazy over there. Well, they’re not, actually. That was a sophisticated, first-world, upscale mall. And the idea that one day slaughter descends out of the blue and there’s corpses all over the floor. That actually is a metaphor for what’s going on in the world.

You know, we’re a fabulous boutique, and there are dark, primal forces out there that want to just smash that boutique. And the idea that we can somehow live as an upscale, little Monte Carlo or Switzerland, and just obsess about transgendered bathrooms while the rest of the planet goes to hell is completely ridiculous.

Ah!…but ridiculous rules the land these days.

Black is white; Good is Evil – and vise versa.

The Normal is damned as Abnormal, while the Perverse [in every meaning of that word*] is proclaimed the ‘Real, True Normal’.

There’s a Madness that has gripped The West, one that sees it’s peoples moving rapidly towards a downfall in an act of mass self-suicide, a Gotterdammerung Of Self-Indulgence.

If the mamas sold their babies
To the Gypsies for half a crown
If summer were spring
And the other way ’round
Then all the world would be upside down!

‘Tis.

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*Collins English Dictionary, unabridged, 2003

perverse
adj

1. deliberately deviating from what is regarded as
normal, good, or proper
2. persistently holding to what is wrong
3. wayward or contrary; obstinate; cantankerous
4. perverted

 

@MJosephSheppard → Years Of Unrelenting Sexism To Palin Means Hillary Can’t Use “Sexism” Card

18 April 2015 @ 17:26

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Louis C.K. is the latest from a stream of leftist Palin hate-mongers to apologize, sort of, to Palin for the utter filth he directed towards her. David Letterman who advised she had the “slutty airline hostess look” and Martin Bashir who decided the best thing for Palin would be for someone to “shit in her mouth” preceded Louis C.K. in the belated apology queue.

MJS-Cretins-in-TeesTo detail all the utter filth thrown at Palin by the left would take much more than one article — a PhD thesis by a political scientist, or perhaps a psychoanalyst, would be a better avenue for such a compendium.

The filth beyond reckoning at the hate sites “Wonkette” the nutcases at “Immoral Minority” who, along with Andrew Sullivan and Daily Kos “Kossites” kept up or originated years of idiocy trying to prove that Palin did not give birth to her son Trig, are but a tiny amount of the utter degradation Palin has been subjected to.

Now that Hillary Clinton has commenced her campaign any attempt by her or her supporters to cry foul at any aspect of criticism they can label as “sexism” or personal attack based on gender or “a man wouldn’t get such treatment and the whole mishmash of gender enabled deflections have been rendered useless.

The immediate reply to any such Hillary campaign or bloggers or “feminists” outcry is, and utterly undeniable and final; “You/the left did the same, in fact ten times worse to Palin.”

In point of fact it is especially the feminists the NOW activists and the MSM women journalists and columnists who stood by and stayed mostly silent when Palin was the subject of not only sexist but near insane personal attacks on her as a woman, as a mother and as a wife. Such gross hypocrisy has earned its reward in the complete destruction of any credibility such people can purport to have for the Democratic campaign.

Feeble attempts at getting around this massive obstacle to Hillary’s gender based campaign have surfaced along the lines of “yes, perhaps some people were a little extreme to Palin but we must now go forward on a new level and etc etc.”

Sorry, but six years of a vast outpouring of sewage being dumped on one woman with cease can’t be washed away with a sprinkling of holier than thou water.

The Dem’s made their bed of nails they can now sleep on it.

Mr. Sheppard is the proprietor of the blogs Point Of View and Palin4President 2016He also writes occasionally for American Thinker and is a man of refined taste.  Follow him on Twitter: @MJosephSheppard.

Sinatra 100th: The Best Performances – 61-59

18 April 2015 @ 00:14

Sinatra100th-Logo-009-250gxRing-A-Ding-Ding, everybody!

Here at TCOTS, we’re celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday by counting down what I think are his 100 best performances on Vinyl and CD. All of the songs on the List have been released on either one or both mediums. Interspersed with the countdown will be Honorable Mentions that didn’t make the List and a countdown of what I think are his best albums.

Francis Albert will be your pilot and Bobby Bell your navigator.

So sit back easy in your easy chair, fasten your seatbelts, and let’s take-off in the blue…

61 — TIE

She’s Funny That Way

Music & Lyrics: Richard Whiting, Charles N. Daniels [aka Neil Moret]
Recorded: 02 March 1960
From the album Nice ‘N’ Easy

Frank first recorded this song in 1944 and did a lovely version of it, but it works better here, for some reason I can’t explain, with him singing it in his forty-fifth year.

‘I got a woman craaazy ’bout me / She’s funny that way…’  Yeah, I know ’bout that, Frank.

and

Where Are You?

Music & Lyrics: Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh
Recorded: 01 May 1957
From the album Where Are You?

Man…talk about Love lost. Francis Albert makes you feel the loss in all of it’s sad and mournful and devastating aspects.  I wonder if he was thinking of Ava when he performed it?  —There’s a gal that, in previous ages, countries went to war over [Was this the face that launched a thousand ships / And burnt the topless towers of Ilium…].

Pour yourself a few fingers, straight-up, and listen…

60 — They Can’t Take That Away From Me (1953)

Music & Lyrics: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Recorded: 05 November 1953
From the album Songs For Young Lovers

Jaunty [your fedora must be cocked at just the right angle] and lilting [sing it this way while you have her in your arms dancing], one of the reasons this tune works so well is that, by including the verse, Frank sets a pitch-perfect mood.

The time: the wee small hours of.  The place: your apartment, after you’ve invited her up to see your etchings.  The music: by the Master…

59 — The Song Is You (1947)

Music & Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern
Recorded: 26 October 1947
Released as a Single; included in the compilation albums The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings [12-CD set] and The Best Of The Columbia Years 1943-1952 [4-CD set]

Now that the two of you have moved to the couch and are enjoying a cocktail, time for some serious spooning.

This is the more grand, the more lush version recorded by Francis Albert — a marvelous declaration of Romantic intent from a Romantic Soul.

See you next Friday as we head-off again to Bobsville.

Don’t forget to also keep checking out
Pundette’s Sinatra 100 countdown,
Ms Evi’s Sinatra Celebration,
& Mark Steyn’s Sinatra Songs Of The Century.
It’s a swingin’ world.

If you’re having trouble tracking down any of the performances on this List, contact me at Robert[dot]Belvedere[at]gmail[dot]com and I might be able to help you.

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I’ll Never Smile Again: Sinatra Song of the Century #26 by @MarkSteynOnline

16 April 2015 @ 23:58

I’ll Never Smile Again: Sinatra Song of the Century #26 :: SteynOnline.

The Magic Negro Dethroned?

16 April 2015 @ 19:48

Methinks Friend In The Ether RS [aka: Shermlaw], in a comment left in a post by Stacy McCain [which I do urge you to read because it considers that some well-hidden facts about Hillary Rodham may — may, mind you — be coming into the light — out of the closet, as it were — soon], makes the case for the dethroning, even though it wasn’t, I believe, his intent:

Over the last 30-40 years, we’ve seen a shift in the way homosexuality is portrayed in the media and discussed by the worthies who are the self-appointed arbiters of the cultural zeitgeist. Because homosexuality is, by statistical definition, abnormal, the media has sought to turn that abnormality into a set of positive attributes. That is, homosexuals are described as “more [fill in the blank with positive adjectives],” i.e. “sensitive,” “artistic,” “creative,” “contemplative,” etc. We have moved to a place where those who are abnormal are now deemed to be “seers,” possessed of some secret gnosis which can benefit the rest of us schlubs in flyover-land, if we’d only just excise Leviticus from our sacred texts, turn our AR-15s into inner city daycare centers and buy a few pairs of assless chaps.

2015: Homosexuals = In / Magic Negros = Out.

I pity those hapless and wretched Blacks who have invested every bit of their Souls in the stocks of the  corporation known as Leftism In America, because they are starting to take hits to their portfolio from several leftward trends in the Totalitarian Market.

The enthronement of the Magic Negro: going, soon gone — to be replaced by bull dykes and fairies.

The special place Blacks hold as a fawned-upon, lock-step voting block for the Democrats: nearly at the ‘gone’ stage — replaced by ‘Hispanics’ / Lah-tee-naahs [see my post from some months ago: American Blacks: Endangered Species?].

What next calamity will hit this modern, self-inflicted plantation?

[Hell…they’ll probably blame it on the CIA.]

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