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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.

Shrew-d Politics: #Hillary2016

15 April 2015 @ 20:51

In celebration of the launch of the Rodham 2016 campaign for Caesar-In-Chief, Mark Steyn is, all this week, republishing some of his best articles written during the years of the First Triumvirate*, when Hillaria Cankleius Sorex Sulla was but a Censor and Pontiff.

However, he’s also surrounding those old columns with some newly-minted remarks, such as this one, where he asks the kind of questions the fellating lap-dog Tribunes don’t dare pose [as they pose, gaily, as respectable reporters]:

I think it’s fair to say that the Hillary 2016 launch effortlessly surpassed expectations. It began with the official campaign announcement, deftly reminding us of her impressive résumé:

She’s fought children and families all her career.

Indeed. Is “children” a reference to the Peter Pan of Pantsdownland, Little Boy Bill? Is “families” a reference to twin nymphettes he brought home after a ride on the Lolita Express with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein?

Or maybe she just likes slugging any neighborhood urchin minded to lay a hand on her own kid’s threads? As part of the campaign launch, Chelsea Clinton discussed the need for “equal opportunity” in the pages of, er, Elle….

The Utter Shameless Ones have returneth!

'The Horror....'

‘The Horror….’

Please do take the time to read the three already posted…

I’m Jimmying Cartier’s and I’m Running for President [the one quoted above]:

As Barack Obama told Hillary last time round, “You’re likeable enough.” (Now there’s a guy who knows how to fight families.) Yesterday’s launch suggests that Mrs Clinton is going to be testing that proposition to the limits over the next 18 months.

Ooze You Can Use:

But time and again the Clintons have survived setbacks that would have clobbered lesser politicians. And the more one reads between the unreadable lines of [Hillary’s book: Living History] the more one begins to wonder if using gregarious Bill as the advance man for chilly Hilly’s own ambitions wasn’t all part of the plan. I can see her running, and I can see her narrowly winning. History repeats itself: first, trouser-dropping farce; then, pantsuited zombie horror.

Home Is Where the Part Is:

Mrs Clinton continues her tour of her future subjects, in which selected pre-screened “everyday Americans” are graciously permitted into the van to commune with the ultimate non-everyday American. The effusions of the US media’s court eunuchs over Mrs Clinton’s ability to pass as an “everyday American” and actually visit a Chipotle suggest this is going to be a very long 18 months.

…and keep checking back over at Mark’s joint for more fun and horror.

‘After America’, indeed.

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* Billicus Magnus Pene, Homo Ursa Porcus Goreicus,
and Newticus Concretum Capillus Claudius

The ONLY Reason Why Who We Elect President In 2016 Matters

15 April 2015 @ 09:00

I promised a number of weeks ago that I would offer my opinion as to whether we conservatives should care who gets elected President in 2016. After much thought, here it is…

Over at Protein Wisdom, Danger remarked:

Which brings me to my earlier question: why so little resistance [to what ‘Obama’ and The Jarrett Junto are doing]? Even the Dims (with any sense) can see where this is heading.

Do they honestly think that Hillary will be able to break down the door and pull us out of the dive? Hell, I’m not sure Ted Cruz could do it.

Ted Cruz will not pull us out of our domestic dangers. The national government is too riddled with the Leftist Cancer — the patient is, ultimately, terminal. Hence, my belief that any chance at effecting a Restoration lies in us banding together in several of the Several States.

However, no Restoration is possible if our foreign enemies are able to successfully cripple and murder us. So, while I place absolutely no hope in any conservative President being able to effect said Restoration, or even effectively slow-down our descent into a more firm and entrenched Tyranny, I do believe we must elect one because our alien enemies can still be thwarted — and must be crushed, utterly.

Nothing matters if we have no Republic to restore.

Slashing Towards Utopia: ‘When Is Enough Enough?’

14 April 2015 @ 07:47

Over at Protein Wisdom [where the REAL Cool Ladies and Gents hang-out], LBascom asks a damn good question:

Proggs think long term only as a general goal; Utopia. Their planning focuses on the advancement toward their goal, but the process is the true reward; consolidation of power and establishing moral superiority.

Think about it, what agenda have the left ever considered achieved? A hundred years after suffrage, women’s rights are still a cause. Minimum wage is never high enough, and taxes are always too low. Illegal aliens became undocumented immigrants a generation ago, now they unabashedly demand open borders. Abortion was to be rare. The EPA declares back yard ponds navigable waterways. The more that is government subsidized, the greater the need. When is enough enough?

His answer: ‘Never’.

‘When is enough enough?’???

Only when those pesky Humans, with their lack of perfection, of ‘Enlightenment’, are wiped-out totally — think about that.

Conservative Blockheads, Part I

13 April 2015 @ 19:34

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

Who cares?  Why do we give a good Goddamn?

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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‘What Good Is The Scheming, The Planning, And Dreaming…’

13 April 2015 @ 19:16

…That comes with each new love affair
The dreams that we cherish, so often might perish
And leaves you with castles in air…

Over at Protein Wisdom, in a post by Darleen Click, there’s been a bit of a debate going on in the Comments section as to whether Leftists think in the long-term.

A few highlights…

McGehee:

I’m not sure I would say the [Alinskyites] think long-term, since I consider thought to encompass not only strategy and tactics, but also goals.

And their goals are intellectually unexamined except by their opponents.

Sdferr:

I guess I’d disagree about their own consideration of their goals. I of course don’t agree with their goals, but I do think they think long term about those, if yet mistakenly. What I see on the ground in the Middle-East, for instance, which everyone (normal) seems to mistake for incompetence is in my opinion of the ClownDeceptor’s opinion what is actually the goal, and he things this is good. We don’t, obviously. Ordinary folk think his aims are evil. And then ordinary folk stop thinking, and attribute his aims to incompetence. Un-uh.

Please do take the time to read all the back-and-forth here [rare is it that the commentators over at PW are dull].

They’re both right to some extent…

The Leftist Masterminds think long-term.

The Leftist Apparatchiks think they think long-term.

The Leftist Fellow Travellers dream long-term.

The Leftist Dupes don’t even consider long-term.

Welcome To The Left In America!

If they ever wake-up and smell the Reality, it will be probably too late by then for them to stop the conflagration they set to burning.

Watching my dreams turn to ashes
And my hopes turn to bits of clay
Once I could see
Once I could feel
Now I am numb
I’ve become unreal
I walk the night without a goal
Stripped of my heart and my soul
What now my love, now that it’s over
I feel the world falling all around me

The Canker On The Body Politic Returneth

12 April 2015 @ 19:39

I’ll let Dan Collins and Mike B comment for me:

I’d like to get Hillary and Jeb on a slow boat to China…

…so I can sink it.

‘Forced Integration To Achieve Desegregation’ – The New Version

11 April 2015 @ 16:11

Mark Steyn and Dick Cheney are spot-on:

HUGH HEWITT: Mark Steyn…I want to play for you…this is Dick Cheney two days ago on my radio show.

HEWITT: Is he naïve, Mr. Vice President? Or does he have a far-reaching vision that only he entertains of a realigned Middle East that somehow it all works out in the end?

Obama-Slow-Children-At-PlayA-434DICK CHENEY: I don’t know, Hugh. I vacillate between the various theories I’ve heard. But you know, if you had somebody as president who wanted to take America down, who wanted to fundamentally weaken our position in the world, reduce our capacity to influence events, turn our back on our allies and encourage our adversaries, it would look exactly like what Barack Obama’s doing. I think this actions are constituted in my mind those of the worst president we’ve ever had.

HEWITT: Mark Steyn, this went to the top of Drudge and stayed there all day long. And they loved the black-hatted Dick Cheney picture. But I think the Vice President was just saying what a lot of people are thinking, which is man, you couldn’t hurt this country more if you wanted to.

STEYN: No, everywhere I’ve been in the last couple of days, people have played me your Dick Cheney interview and asked me what I thought about it. So I thought I might get a five minute respite here, Hugh, that it would like a safe space from being asked to comment on your Dick Cheney interview. But I’ll say what I said when Sean Hannity played it to me last night, and I said a couple of weeks ago that if Obama were working for the other side, what exactly would he be doing differently? And when you listen to him explain to NPR listeners and other friendly audiences, the logic behind what he’s doing with Iran, what he’s doing is actually, without requiring anything of the government is Iran, is he’s making them a threshold nuclear state, and just as significantly, reintegrating a terrorist state back into the community of nations. And as Dick Cheney was saying, if you try and think of that in terms of the American national interest, there is no conceivable reason why you would want to do that.

The-Jarrett-Junto-001f-275x166The Jarrett Junto [as I’ve stated here a number of times in other ways] wants, as all evidence indicates, to take the World’s Authoritarian and Totalitarian regimes and legitimize them as the only ‘Enlightened’ rulers of the World.

This is not so surprising and, therefore, not far-fetched because it is just Human Nature to want to deal with your own Kind matters serious.

What sends a chill through one’s Soul is that so many of our Kind — those on the Right — refuse to admit the conclusion the evidence in this case quite clearly points to.

The Axis Of Evil is expanding, the membership rolls are open as far as the Left In America is concerned and they’re happy to provide incentives to fellow Tyrants to join this Coalition Of The Killing.

Trouble is: the Left is too stupid and naive to realize that it’s likely it’s inherent faint-heartedness, weakness, softness, fearfulness, pusillanimity, spinelessness, and timorousness will embolden it’s more ruthless allies in the Axis, who will have no compunction whatsoever in destroying them.  The Muslims and Red Chinese will only act the part of AOE members until they believe they are in the best position to turn on their Comrades, ala Hitler in 1940 with Stalin.

I’d say pop some popcorn, pour a drink, put your feet-up, sit-back, and get ready to watch the show, but none of us will be spared the Misery, Destruction, and Death their actions will unleash on the World.

The situation is desperate — act accordingly.

The Lost Republic Diaries – Part XV

11 April 2015 @ 00:05

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 the Media Research Center, Barbara Boland reporting, we learn:

“Blessed Be, Aho, and Amen,” aren’t the words members of the Iowa House of Representatives are accustomed to hear at the closing of the invocation marking the House’s opening ceremonies, but that’s just what happened yesterday when a Wiccan priestess delivered the prayer.

“We call this morning to God, Goddess, Universe, that which is greater than ourselves to be here with us today,” said Deborah Maynard, who delivered the first prayer by a Wiccan in the assembly. “By the Earth that is in our bones and centers us, may all here remember our roots and those whom we are here to represent….. We call this morning to Spirit, which is ever present, to help us respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Be with this legislative body and guide them to seek justice, equity and compassion in the work that is before them today.”

State Rep. Liz Bennett (D-Iowa) says she didn’t know inviting the witch would “be as controversial as it has been,” she told KCCI.

Really? You can’t see why inviting the guys who dance around Stonehenge with made-up incantations would be the least bit controversial?

No, of course not.

By writing the above, I’m showing Mercy to Mzzz. Bennett by declaring her a simply a utter moron.

Now, if I didn’t care about this fool’s feelings, I would have written that she is being disingenuous and what she really seeks is to sow Discord among the people of Iowa and to strike another blow against Christianity and Judaism.

Liz Bennett ultimately wants to see Normal and Sane religions delegitimized, seen as Abnormal and ridiculous.  In the Brave New World she desires, she wants it’s foundation to be a Culture Of Death.  She considers Christians and Jews to be outside the pale, which means she eventually wants them to be outside The Law, hounded and harassed and their beliefs made Criminal.

This is what the Romans did to the Christians.  And those Outlaws of old wore their ‘criminality’ with a Justifiable Pride.

So should we.

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.

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Sinatra 100th: The Best Performances – 64-62

10 April 2015 @ 19:14

Ring-A-Ding-Ding, everybody!

Sinatra100th-Logo-009-250gxHere 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…

64 — Imagination

Music & Lyrics: Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
Recorded: 01 May 1961
From the album I Remember Tommy

Cool and sentimental at the same time [‘Cool Sentimentality’?], like The Way You Look Tonight, this recording finds Frank trying to sell us on the joys of Love and Romance.  Sold.

63 — I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)

Music & Lyrics: Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
Recorded: 26 November 1956
From the album A Swingin’ Affair

Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman’s version simmers with sorrow, Bunny Berigan’s dazzles with desolation, Frank’s sizzles with sadness, but, also, spurns it.

And, I must say, I think Francis S. out dukes The Duke on this one [Bob ducks behind the bar].

62 — Come Fly With Me (1957)

Music & Lyrics: Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
Recorded: 08 October 1957
From the album Come Fly With Me

Smooth take-off and landing with this one, unlike the version he re-recorded in 1965 [more on that one in a very future posting — waaay-too-obvious a hint]

BONUS — Come Fly With Me [Live]

Recorded: Late 1950’s
From his television series.

Guarded by babes — Frank led a hard life, I’ll tell ya…

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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From The Message Board Of The Lunatics – Part I

10 April 2015 @ 14:11

Whereas there be Lunatics running the American Asylum;
Whereas no one seems to have enough Courage to remove said Lunatics;
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 Blaze, Pete Kasperowicz reporting, we obtain another piece of evidence that the Lunatics are in possession of teenaged minds [tip of the fedora to Richard Fernandez][emphasis mine]:

Acting State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Wednesday dismissed a critique of the Iran nuclear agreement from former secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, by saying their comments amount to “big words” and that the two secretaries don’t live in the real world.

Kissinger, who was secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford, and Schultz, who served under President Reagan, wrote an assessment of the Iran nuclear deal for the Wall Street Journal that said the agreement essentially ends the U.S. demand that Iran never obtain a nuclear weapon. They also sided with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by saying the failure to link Iran’s support for terrorism in the deal means the U.S. is accepting Iran’s dominance in the region.

“Unless political restraint is linked to nuclear restraint, an agreement freeing Iran from sanctions risks empowering Iran’s hegemonic efforts,” they wrote. They added that Iran must accept “restraints on its ability to destabilize the Middle East,” not just restraints on its nuclear program.

Harf insisted that the op-ed wasn’t “damning” at all, and then dismissed it as a critique that came from two non-realists.

“I didn’t hear a lot of alternatives,” she said about the op-ed. “I heard a lot of, sort of, big words and big thoughts in that piece.”

“In a perfect world, of course we would have an agreement that would do all of these things,” she said on the idea of forcing Iran to accept other political restraints as part of the deal. “But we are living in the real world, and that’s the responsibility of the secretary to negotiate where we can see if we can get this one issue dealt with. And that’s how important it is.”

Pardon my French, but: This is fucking Insanity.

Richard Fernandez is worth quoting at length:

Obama says his doctrine is “we will engage,” but it looks like the actual doctrine is “we will be fooled.” Of course they insist that nobody will make a fool of them, however they reserve the right to make fools of themselves.

It’s painful to watch. It’s hard not to think that Iran is out to humiliate Barack Hussein Obama. With this calculated slight, they not only want to wipe the floor with his reputation, they want to see him crawl. And he probably will. Obama gave them Iraq, allowed Iran into Syria, permitted Hezbollah to take over Lebanon, and let them run him out of Yemen all in the expectation that Rouhani would give him his “game changer,” his “once in a lifetime deal.”

And now, after he’s handed in all that earnest money and proclaimed his purchase to the world, they won’t deliver the merchandise. He’s been had, pure and simple. They gave him a special surprise gift and he’s proudly opened it in front of relatives and friends, only to discover it contains a pile of … .

Iran knows he won’t fight, because he’s already scuttled his position in Iraq and allowed himself to be humiliated in Syria by drawing “red lines” with crayons. His “moderate rebel forces” in Syria have all defected to someone else. Iran watched America flee from Yemen, Obama’s counterinsurgency “model,” leaving a list of local U.S. intelligence agents to fall into their hands. Those men are probably being hunted down or dying in agony. Tehran probably gaped in amusement as he made enemies with their oldest ally in the Middle East, Israel, all for the sake of the agreement they have now thrown in his face.

If Obama was going to fight, he would have done so already. And now it’s too late. Who in the region will trust Barack Obama? Israel? The survivors of Yemen? A loyal remnant in Syria? Maybe someone in Anbar who fought for America and then escaped first from ISIS and then the IRG?

Maybe there’s somebody left who hasn’t been sold out.

So let’s ask Marie Harf: how does it feel to be double-crossed? In a way, this final act of cruelty is not in Iran’s interest. The Hill reports that the Left had gone all out to endorse Obama’s “historic” deal: “Liberal Democrats have mounted a furious offensive to convince Senate Democrats to oppose legislation the White House warns could kill a nuclear deal with Iran.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared that “these negotiations must be allowed to proceed unencumbered.”

But some people are so craven they excite disgust even from those at whose feet they fall. The ayatollahs had to kick at the upturned faces. They just couldn’t help themselves.

It’s not too late for Obama to ask himself: is this how an American behaves? Is this how any self-respecting person behaves? But maybe it is too late. Maybe it’s been too late for a long time.

The latter…sadly, the latter.

We live in a Madhouse of our own making.

The Same Old Song And Dance: The Appeasement Ball

10 April 2015 @ 10:13

…We have been reduced in those five years from a position of security so overwhelming and so unchallengeable that we never cared to think about it. We have been reduced from a position where the very word "war" was considered one which could be used only by persons qualifying for a lunatic asylum. We have been reduced from a position of safety and power – power to do good, power to be generous to a beaten foe, power to make terms with Germany, power to give her proper redress for her grievances, power to stop her arming if we chose, power to take any step in strength or mercy or justice which we thought right – reduced in five years from a position safe and unchallenged to where we stand now.

When I think of the fair hopes of a long peace which still lay before Europe at the beginning of 1933 when Herr Hitler first obtained power, and of all the opportunities of arresting the growth of the Nazi power which have been thrown away, when I think of the immense combinations and resources which have been neglected or squandered, I cannot believe that a parallel exists in the whole course of history.

—Winston Churchill, speaking before the House Of Commons, 05 October 1938

There was no parallel then, Bub, but there is now, in 2015…

From the Washington Free Beacon, Matthew Continetti writing:

A beautiful day: warm, sunny. A garden in bloom filled with the laughter of children. Frolic beneath the whitewashed façade of a stately and classic old house. A friendly man in dress shirt and trousers reads aloud. Then: screams.

The young ones listening to the man are terrified. Bees have been spotted. The kids are afraid. The man, a father of two, projects calm. He pauses from his book—Where the Wild Things Are—and says, “It’s okay guys. Bees are good. They won’t land on you. They won’t sting you. They’ll be okay.”

Doesn’t work. The bees are buzzing, menacing. A few of the kids cry out. The man changes his strategy. He admonishes the children. “Hold on, hold on, you guys are wild things,” he says. “You’re not supposed to be afraid of bees.” Laughter from parents, normalcy restored. The man resumes his tale.

An amusing interruption of an otherwise placid White House Easter Egg Roll? Undoubtedly. But some in the press said more was going on, that this encounter between the innocents, President Obama, and the swarm held a more profound significance.

“‘Bees are good,’ Obama says as children scream,” read the Politico headline. “Perhaps no president in history has made a stronger case for protecting pollinators than Barack Obama,” wrote the Washington Post. “Obama trying to reassure children about bees is a perfect metaphor for his foreign policy,” pronounced a writer for Vox.com, who most recently confused New Hampshire with Vermont.

I say Vox.com is right. “Bees won’t sting you” is an apt slogan for Obama’s attitude toward the world. But I say too that his attitude is patronizing, unrealistic, dangerous. Bees do sting. And kill. And the real wasps of the world, the terrorists and criminals and psychopaths and autocrats, with their knives and box-cutters and bombs and guns and tanks and missiles and rockets and ICBMS—they sting, they hurt, they kill even more. They won’t be “okay.”

“If you stay calm and more or less ignore the bee,” writes Vox.com, “the odds are that things will be fine.” Sure, someone one day will be hurt, even die. “But panicking at every bee sighting would be counterproductive.” In the real world of states and ideologies and nuclear proliferation, “America’s superpower status should make us willing to embark on new diplomatic initiatives and avoid counterproductive panics over minor issues.”

Hmmm…where have I heard this kind of thinking expressed before?

Oh yeah: in the 1930’s in Western Europe and Britain.

There was a very popular song back then, entitled: Let’s Misbehave. The political version back then was known as: Let’s Appease.

So, here we are seventy-plus years later and it’s the same old song and dance.

That one back in the 1930’s lead to a conflagration.

And so will this one — except this one will be nuclear.

Flash Forward to a few years from now…

[Cue the band]

‘OBAMA’ to IRAN:

It’s just the same old song and dance
The same old song and dance
Turns out you never cared at all
Turns out you bounced me like a ball
Whoever thought I’d fall
For the same old song and dance?

It’s just the same old smooth routine
The same old moonlit scene
Turns out you only used those eyes
Simply to sell me all those lies
I really went king-size
For the same old song and dance

Impeach the Bastard…NOW.

EPIC FAIL SAFE

09 April 2015 @ 21:23

WESTERN DISUNION

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In just six short years and change, the Obama Administration has managed to make the WHOLE World more in danger of annihilation than it ever has been.

As Mark Levin has pointed-out, during the years of The Cold War, it was in the separate interests of both the Soviet Union and The West, lead by The United States, to keep other nations from acquiring nuclear weapons.  While they were not completely successful [and, thank God, we turned a blind-eye to Israel’s obtaining of such weapons], their efforts were successful enough.

Since the end of The Cold War and the subsequent destabilization of the government in Russia during the 1990’s, nuclear materials and secrets have leaked-out into the rest of the world.

The Clinton Administration seemed to care about this leaking on a hit or miss basis, depending on whether one of it’s adults or children had influence at a particular moment.

The Bush II Administration cared and took actions, but they were the wrong actions, based on false premises and understandings.  So, for example, the unhinged North Koreans got The Bomb and Red China was left to do as it pleased.

The failures of these two Administrations pale in comparison to the deliberate  effort of the Obama Administration to encourage nuclear proliferation [yeah, I said it].  What else can account for their doing everything possible to clear the way for the Mohammedins in Iran to make nuclear weapons?  What else can account for their not doing anything to stop the North Koreans from progressing with their nuclear weapons program?

The-Jarrett-Junto-001f-275x166Saudi Arabia now wants The Bomb and I don’t see The Jarrett Junto taking any actions to stop them, or any other Muslim nation, for that matter.  If the madmen in Venezuela wanted to get nuclear weapons, I don’t believe The Junto would stop them either.

I can only conclude that the Tyrant in The White House and his Communist Handlers believe that a deranged version of MADD is the best strategy for securing the maintenance of the deranged Balance Of Totalitarian Power they have been creating these past half-dozen years [see: Orwell, George — Oceania, Eurasia, Eastasia], which they believe will allow more time for their more ‘Enlightened’ form of Totalitarianism to ultimately triumph across the whole of the world.

This Leftist version of MADD is mad.

Unless these Lunatics are removed from office very soon, we face the kind of annihilation that Leftist writers used to predict in their novels that the Right Wing whackos would bring about [reference: Seven Days In May].

The Left has become Death
Destroyer of Worlds

 

(No) Death And (But, Yes) Taxes [UPDATED 08 April]

07 April 2015 @ 20:26

Guess what I’ve been working on this lovely evening?

It’s on days like this one really remembers what we’re fighting for.

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And this, of course

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UPDATE on 08APR2015 at 2018…

Working on my damn taxes again this evening.

IRS Delenda Est!

Over, Under, Sideways, Down – You Were Warned

07 April 2015 @ 14:23

Watching the events unfolding in Indiana and seeing business people being told by their government that they must violate their religious beliefs or else they will face fines and possible jail time, many of us cannot help thinking the same thoughts as Friend In The Either McGehee:

It ends where we who opposed SSM from the beginning have always said it would end — but too many took counsel from brainless yellow cartoon characters whose hatred of anything deserving even the pretense of respect can only be concealed behind a childish persona entirely too appropriate to the level of thought they put into their emotion-led political postures.

Where we are is where we have warned we would be, and we are still a long way from where they would lead us.

And I’m not above saying I Told You So.

Neither should any of us be. We’ve earned the privilege, considering the calumnies we’ve had to put up with.

It’s damn sad that so many Americans will not wake-up until they’re hit upside the head with a 2×4 — and, even then, not enough to make-up a majority — and by then it is often too late.

FITE Shermlaw is dead solid perfect in his remarks on what the future holds for Religious Freedom in the former United States Of America:

The fact of the matter remains, many of us knew this would happen. It is about the destruction of marriage as an institution. It is only a matter of time before the persecution extends to churches themselves. I have already heard a progressive acquaintance express the theory:

State law requires that marriage licenses be solemnized and clerics are authorized by the state to do that. This makes clerics agents for the state in creating a “state sponsored status.” (N.B. Marriage is stripped of any religious significance whatsoever and the history of marriage as a religious institution before state involvement is ignored–ed.) Therefore, clerics as agents of the state cannot discriminate among those who request their services for state allowed marital unions.

It will happen. Remember, you read it here first.

He’s a lawyer and I’ve spent over three decades around them in government employment and I can tell you that the logic he prophesies the Left will use is exactly the same kind they’ve used many times before in their past successful efforts to undermine our other Customs, our long-held-dear institutions, and our common Morality.

The center cannot hold under such a relentless and brutal and unashamed onslaught.

Something must break.

Cars and girls are easy come by in this day and age
Laughing, joking, drinking, smoking till I’ve spent my wage
When I was young people spoke of immorality
All the things they said were wrong, oh what I want to be

Hey, over, under, sideways, down
Hey, backwards, forwards, square and ’round
Hey, over, under, sideways, down
Hey, backwards, forwards, square and ’round

When will it end, when will it end
When will it end, when will it end
Hey, hey, hey, hey

I find comment ’bout my looks irrelativity
Think I’ll go and have some fun ‘cos it’s all for free
I’m not searching for a reason to enjoy myself
Seems it’s better done than argued with somebody else

Hey, over, under, sideways, down
Hey, backwards, forwards, square and ’round
Hey, over, under, sideways, down
Hey, backwards, forwards, square and ’round

When will it end, when will it end
When will it end, when will it end
Hey, hey, hey, hey…

Both comments taken from the Comments section of a post by the tenacious Darleen Click.

Freudian Drip: @JebBush

06 April 2015 @ 23:50

From The Daily Caller, Alex Pappas reporting, we learn:

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush marked himself down as Hispanic on a voter registration form that asked for his “race/ethnicity” in 2009, according to a document posted online by The New York Times.

The paper said it obtained the document from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department.

Bush was born to two white parents. But he speaks Spanish, married a woman born in Mexico and once lived in Venezuela.

As long as he didn’t put down ‘Red-Blooded American’.

I don’t care what John Ellis does; I just don’t want anyone to take his candidacy seriously.

I’m A Fool To Want You: Sinatra Song of the Century #23 by @MarkSteynOnline #SINATRA

06 April 2015 @ 19:47

I’m A Fool To Want You: Sinatra Song of the Century #23 :: SteynOnline.

Your Thoughts Welcome: Why Does The Left Coddle The Mentally Ill?

06 April 2015 @ 14:20

Stacy McCain, who is Good Crazy, comments on those who are truly Crazy:

…let’s talk about the fact that for decades, liberals have tried to convince us that the mentally ill are victims of society’s unfair prejudice. If only we were more compassionate and understanding, liberals say, we could alleviate the suffering of these pathetic nutcases. Yet these pleas for compassion and understanding have an effect of blinding us to the fact that mentally ill people may pose genuine risks to public safety. Think about the Creepy Little Weirdo who committed the Sandy Hook massacre. Think about the Creepy Little Weirdo who committed the Isla Vista massacre. It was after Gus Deeds stabbed his father, Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds, in November 2013, that I put it bluntly: Crazy People Are Dangerous. And since then we have seen numerous stories that confirm this basic truth, including the German co-pilot who killed 150 people when he crashed a plane into a mountain.

Every time we see this kind of story — the murderous lunatic with a known history of mental illness — the media goes into hand-wringing mode, reporting on the “warning signs” that were overlooked before the kook committed his atrocity, yet at the same time striving not to stigmatize the mentally ill. It’s important not to hurt the delicate self-esteem of the deranged, the demented and the disturbed, you see….

I have often wondered why the Left is so extremely and recklessly compassionate when it comes to the mentally ill, to the point where the non-deranged now have to live in fear of those walking among them. —And God forbid, you ever try to have one one of them locked-up for terrorizing yourself, your family, or your community: you will be called many things, ‘heartless’ and ‘mean’ being the least offensive.

But why has the Left In America been championing the ‘rights’ of the mentally ill staring since around the 1930’s? Why have they been so passionate, so uncompromising, and so persistent about it?

Could it be that, before the Despotic decade of FDR, it was the Left who where the leading advocates of Eugenics? Could it be that they also during that time were the leaders in the movement to make Birth Control legal and target the immigrant and Black communities so they wouldn’t breed so many ‘sub-humans’? Did the Left In America suffer from such overwhelming Guilt that it went from one extreme to the other?

On the thin surface, it may seem that way, but the Left’s relentless and obsessive push to increase Abortions destroys that argument, especially when you discover the fact that it is still Blacks and now ‘Hispanics’ who they are targeting.

So then: having established that the Modern Left remains as cruel and as cold as their ancestors, I am still left wondering just why they have picked-up and run with this cause.

Could it be that they want to sow Chaos in Society, that by letting the mentally ill roam among us at will the Left knows the result will be detrimental to Ordered Liberty? Is this all part of the plan of the Leftist Masterminds to destroy American Society, so that they can then ‘fundamentally transform’ it?

Your thoughts would be very much appreciated.

Also: please click here and read all of Stacy’s post.

#SinatraCentenary #74: In which Frank makes himself a pizza by @Pundette

05 April 2015 @ 18:55

Sinatra Centenary: #74: In which Frank makes himself a pizza.

I Get A Kick Out Of You: Sinatra Song of the Century #22 by @MarkSteynOnline

05 April 2015 @ 18:54

I Get A Kick Out Of You: Sinatra Song of the Century #22 :: SteynOnline.

Sinatra 100th: The Best Performances – 67-65

04 April 2015 @ 01:35

Ring-A-Ding-Ding, everybody!

Sinatra100th-Logo-009-250gxHere 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…

67 — TIE: Sweet Lorraine

Music & Lyrics: Mitchell Parish, Cliff Burwell
Recorded: 15 or 17 December 1946
TAKE 1: 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]
TAKE 2: Unreleased, until the compilation album Portrait Of Sinatra [2-CD set] [which was retitled in 2010 to The Essential Frank Sinatra: The Columbia Years]

Nat King Cole’s is the most remembered performance of this tune, but I think The Chairman captures the mood of the lyrics and music better than The Monarch.  This recording finds Frank singing with Buddy Rich on drums, tenor sax by Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Charlie Shavers solid on trumpet, and Lawrence Brown on trombone, and with none other than Nat King Cole on piano, among other known musicians of the day. What a line-up — no wonder this is a great recording in every aspect. The arrangement is by Sy Oliver and this pick-up ensemble is known as The Metronome All-Stars.

Two takes were mastered and I just can’t choose between them, so, hence, the tie.

Take 1…

Take 2…

66 — Don’t Be That Way

Music & Lyrics: Mitchell Parish, Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson
Recorded: 19 May 1961
From the album Swing Along With Me (Sinatra Swings)

Once again [see: #91 Moonlight Serenade], Frank takes a song that was a very popular instrumental [in this case, by Benny Goodman And His Orchestra] and makes a definitive vocal recording of it.  Billy May’s arrangement, while paying compliments to Benny, is still true to the May Style.

65 — Be Careful It’s My Heart

Music & Lyrics: Irving Berlin
Recorded: 20 December 1960
From the album Ring-A-Ding-Ding

Francis Albert is known for phrasing like a trombone [specifically, like Tommy Dorsey’s], but here we find him sounding more like a trumpet.

Swing that Romance, Frank, schwing!

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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